Pashaura Singh

in The Bhagats of the Guru Granth Sahib

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780195662696
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080717 | DOI:

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This chapter provides a summary of conclusions of this study, highlighting three related positions with respect to the relationship between the Gurbani and the Bhagat Bani. First, wherever there is complete agreement between the Gurus and the Bhagats, the Bhagat Bani enjoys equal status in matters of doctrine and practice. Second, wherever there is some disagreement as is evidenced by the Gurus' comments on the Bhagats, it is the view of the Guru that overrides the view of the Sant or the Sufi poet. Finally, a neutral position is taken whenever the views of the poet-saint refer to a different doctrinal system.

Keywords: Gurbani; Bhagat Bani; bhagats; Santi poet; Sufi poet

Chapter.  2618 words. 

Subjects: Sikhism

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