Week 11 SIKH HISTORY, DEVOTIONALIST MOVEMENTS, AND THE ‘GOD-
In the past, boundaries weren’t fixed so can be a Sikh and a non-Sikh at the same
time. At first Sikhs did not try to identify themselves differently. Sikh boundary was
defined in a moment, not a long time. Kabir’s poetry is in Sikh text but Kabir did
not belong to any religion. His name is Muslim and he is revered by Hindus and
Sikhism primarily originated in 15th century Punjab region of India.
Had Anhad 3 rd
Ram is a Hindu god where his birthplace has a Hindu-Muslim conflict.
3 different stories of Kabir’s origin:
1.Kabir was born into weaver family.
2.Kabir’s mother is a Brahmin (Hindu) but he was raised as a Muslim.
3.Kabir was born through a miracle on a lotus.
4.Kabir is the reincarnation of Visnu.
Ram is the word which Kabir used to talk about God.
1.Identify Guru teachings.