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In the Master’s Footsteps

J.S. Grewal

in History, Literature, and Identity

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780198070740
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080427 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070740.003.0003
In the Master’s Footsteps

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In the Gurū Granth Sāhib, Guru Angad only has sixty-three shaloks, thirty-two of which are integrated with the Vārs of Guru Nanak. Sahib Singh also includes the shalok at the end of the Japu in the shaloks of Guru Angad. Guru Angad, the first successor of Guru Nanak, talks of God in his shaloks. He also comments on hukam, his nadar, the Guru and his grace, the nām and the shabad, the manmukh and the Gurmukh, the path and the goal of liberation, the Sikhs, and the position of Guru Nanak in the Kaliyuga. Thus, Guru Angad projects his theology and pays homage to Guru Nanak.

Keywords: Guru Angad; theology; liberation; Guru Nanak; shaloks; shabad; hukam; nadar; Gurmukh; Vars

Chapter.  4163 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sikhism

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