Illustrations Preface Acknowledgements Note on Translation Chapter 1 The Pursuit of Happiness in Indic Religions: Introduction Chapter 2 Guru Arjan's Life, Work and Martyrdom Chapter 3 The Ritual Function of the Sukhmani Chapter 4 The Sukhmani: Teachings and Practice Chapter 5 A Path towards Meaningful Living Chapter 6 Understanding the Sukhmani: Summary and Conclusions Translation The Sukhmani: The Pearl of Happiness Notes Appendix 1 Summary of the Four Watches of the Day (Astapadis 1-12) Appendix II Summary of the Four Watches of the Night (Astapadis 13-24) Glossary References Index
The first systematic analysis of the Sukhmani, including its historical and religious context, and featuring a new translation of this important Sikh text.
Kamala Elizabeth Nayar is Lecturer of Asian Studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada. She is the author of The Punjabis in British Columbia (2012), and The Socially Involved Renunciate (2008). Jaswinder Singh Sandhu is an independent scholar and clinical counsellor specializing in mental health and addiction, Canada.
An interesting text that situates the Sukhmani prayer in a historical, social and religious context and demonstrates its applicability to psychotherapy. * Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal, Senior Lecturer in Sikh Studies, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Birmingham, UK *