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One God

August 5, 2005

Sikhism‘s Holy book, the Sree Guru Granth Sahib opens with the first volume and first chapter with the following:

Mulmantra – The Prologue

Ik Onkar
Sat Naam
Karta Purakh
Nirbhau
Nirvair
Akal Murat
Ajuni
Saibham*
Gurprasad

* pronounced saibhang in Punjabi

Translation
There is only one God
His name is Truth
He is the creator
Sans fear
Sans enmity
Eternal
Unborn
Self effulgent
Realized by His divine grace.

Now compare this to Christianity:

Gospel of Mark Chapter 12, Verse 28-30:

 One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30 you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’

Islam:

1 Say: God is One, 2 Eternal and Absolute. 3 God neither begat nor was begotten. 4 And there is none equal to him.
(Qur’an, Chapter 112)

Judaism:

Deuteronomy 6:4

The opening line of the Shema, the primary expression of faith and is recited twice daily:

Hear, Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One.

Hinduism:

The Brahma Sutra of Hinduism is:

“Ekam Brahm, dvitiya naste neh na naste kinchan”

“There is only one God, not the second; not at all, not at all, not in the least bit.”

The vedas in Hinduism are the most sacred scriptures. Four in total, the oldest of all the vedas is Rigveda. It is also the one considered most sacred by the Hindus.

The Rigveda states in Book 1, hymn 164 and verse 46:
“Sages (learned Priests) call one God by many names.”

[Rigveda 1:164:46]

 

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5 Comments
  1. cricketgal permalink

    A comparative religion expert.

    Koool mashallah.
    Tis interestin stuff though, eh.

    Take it easy…
    Wasalam

  2. cricketgal permalink

    salam, sorry,
    ps – some niceeeeeeeeee pics of the british spring summer flower thingys….if u took em, mashallah, gots a photographer ere too, lol….i take pics of flowers too, thats why am interested, mashallah they’re nice.

    ok thats it, wasalam.

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