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In The World, Yet Unworldly
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 59 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

The genius of the Sikh Gurus lay in their ability to borrow indigenous terminology and invest it with a different - and deeper - meaning.

The Talking Stick Colloquium #58 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

There is striking similarity in Guru Nanak’s delineation of human life and Erik Erikson’s so-called epigenetic principle, the notion of a predetermined unfolding of our personalities.

Can You Solve This One?
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 57 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

Divine intimations often come in the form of riddles. Common everyday words are presented and arranged in a way that appear to make no sense prima facie ...

The Razor Edge
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 56 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH

Our cẖāo for a game is proportional to how we see the game: if too challenging, we are likely to be overwhelmed; if too simple, we are likely to get bored.

The Game of Love
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 55 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

Guru Gobind Singh’s “jin prem keeyo tin hi prabh paayo” - "Only those who have loved will find God!" - reinforces Guru Nanak’s message that love is the way to God, that only those who know love, know God.

Sikh Missionaries: The Talking Stick Colloquium # 54 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

Guru Nanak, “wherever he went he left men behind to carry on his work and deliver his message of salvation, even to those who had not personally heard him.”

Sikh Theology:
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 53 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

Theology can be corrupted when its content, namely, transcendental truths, are made subservient to the ritual requirements or dogmatic assertions about the history of a religion.

Whither Scholarship
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 52 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

Where does Sikh scholarship stand today in refining and enhancing Sikh theology? What role does Sikh theology play in shaping a distinctive Sikh ideology and Sikh identity?

The Talking Stick Colloquuim # 51:
Lectio Divina & The Guru Granth Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

It's the discipline of spiritual reading. It's components: lectio (reading), meditatio (meditation), oratio (prayer), and contemplatio (mystical contemplation).

The Talking Stick Colloquium # 50:
Intimations of The Divine Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

My daily readings of Guru Granth tend to be analytical or exegetic: trying to look beyond the text's literal meaning to an allegorical or spiritual interpretation.

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