WHAT IS GURBANI VIDYA?
Gurbani Vidya is the term that refers to the learning, understanding and application of the divine teachings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. This begins from learning how to read and write the Gurmukhi script. Once you’ve learnt how to correctly read and pronounce the writings of the Guru, the next step is to understand the message of Gurbani. Once you begin to understand the teachings of the Guru, you need to apply them to your daily life to experience the bliss of Sikhi.
syvk syv krih siB qyrI ijn sbdY swdu AwieAw ]
All of Your servants, who relish the Word of Your Shabad, serve You.
gur ikrpw qy inrmlu hoAw ijin ivchu Awpu gvwieAw ]
By Guru’s Grace, they become pure, eradicating self-conceit from within.
Anidnu gux gwvih inq swcy gur kY sbid suhwieAw ]1]
Night and day, they continually sing the Glorious Praises of the True Lord; they are adorned with the Word of the Guru’s Shabad. ||1||
Sri Guru Amar Daas Ji, Ang 599, SGGS
GURBANI LEARNING CENTRES
The Gurmukhi script has existed in some way, shape or form for centuries, even before the coming of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Phonetically, for communication purposes, the Punjabi language itself has also quite possibly existed for thousands of years. However, it was the 2nd Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji, that formalised the script into ‘Gurmukhi’ within which the 35 letters of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji would be formatted. Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji actively taught the 35 letters & early forms of Gurbani (Guru’s teachings) at Gurdwara Sri Khadur Sahib, located in Sri Amritsar Sahib, Punjab.
From the 1st to 10th Guru, a total of 7 had their teachings scribed into Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. They actively taught the Gurmukhi script & often, had their Sikh teaching in foreign lands.
The 10th Guru revolutionised & finalised the way for us to learn Gurbani. They created institutions called Taksaal (learning centres) within which a system existed for the newly formed Khalsa to learn from. This Taksaal that was created had Baba Deep Singh Ji & Bhai Mani Singh Ji (highly respected Sikh) as the teachers with Gurmukhi & Gurbani being the focus. It was effectively a safe space for those who had the desire to learn about the Guru from those who had the appropriate credentials to teach. The creation of the Taksaal by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji has enabled the preservation of Gurmukhi & Gurbani. The systems created by the Guru within the Taksaal have been preserved over centuries & even to this day, these same systems are utilised. P6 Academy strives to remain as close to these authentic teaching methods as possible.
Read, write and understand Gurbani (the teachings of the Guru) utilising the same system implemented & taught by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the 10th Sikh Guru. Absorb the divine and expansive knowledge of the Sikh divine scripture, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, to build your relationship with Akaal Purakh (God).