Frequently asked questions

Orders

What if I want to order more than 5 copies of Srī Gurū Nānak Sākhī Sāgar?


Please fill out this form and you will receive a shipping quote via email for your order. If you choose to proceed with the order, you will then receive an invoice to complete the payment.




I do not live in North America, how can I order a copy of Srī Gurū Nānak Sākhī Sāgar?


For all international orders, please fill out this form and you will be emailed a shipping quote. If you choose to proceed with your order, you will receive an invoice to complete the payment.




How does a local pick up work? What do I need to do to get my order?


The local pickup option is set up for you to avoid shipping costs and collect your order from one of the specific locations. When you choose a local pickup and complete your payment, the sevādār in your area will be notified and contact you to arrange the pickup.




I chose local pick up, but it is asking for my shipping address. Did something go wrong?


No, nothing has gone wrong! When you choose local pickup, there should be no added shipping charges to your order. Please fill out your address for completion and rest assured, you’re order will be provided through local pickup.




What is a pre-order?


When a order is completed with an understanding that it will be shipped or available for pickup at a later date.





Publications

Why is the series beginning with Volume II?


Volume I was released in March 2003 by Bhai Parminder Singh and has been the inspiration and blueprint for creating Volume II. Once Volume III and IV are published, the updated second edition of Volume I will be released to complete the set. Therefore, the current Volume I edition is not going to be available for sale.




Which sakhi does Sri Guru Nanak Sakhi Sagar Volume II begin with?


Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Bhai Mardana leaving Sultanpur to visit Bhai Lalo.




What sorts of references were used to create Sri Guru Nanak Sakhi Sagar?


Bhai Bala Vali Janam Sakhi, Bhai Mani Singh Vali Janam Sakhi, Sri Guru Nanak Prakash, Guru Nanak Chamatkar, Giani Gurnam Singh’s Gur-Itihaas Swaiye and Baba Gurbachan Singh’s Sri Gurmukh Prakash.




I don’t know anything about Sikhī, is this book suitable for me?


Yes, this book has been written in English with footnotes and supplemental information in attempt to fill in any gaps for those without previous knowledge in Sikhī. Punjābī vocabulary and excerpts have been included to encourage and promote learning and understanding our mother tongue, but fluency in Punjābī is not a requirement to gain benefit from this book.




How many volumes will there be?


There will be a total of four volumes in this book series.




What age group is this book designed for?


The understanding and teachings within this book are suitable for youth and adults. Children can benefit from learning with the help of their parents.




What does ‘Sākhī Sāgar’ mean?


Sākhī means stories or teachings (Sikhiyā) and Sāgar means ocean so the literal meaning is ‘Ocean of teachings.’ The detailed lessons within the stories of Srī Gurū Nānak Dev Jī’s life are deep and vast comparable to the ocean. The Sākhī holds the capability to give faith, which aids one in successfully crossing over the world-ocean.




What will proceeds from book sales be used for?


Sri Guru Nanak Sakhi Sagar is a non-profit book project that has been moving forward through seva and volunteer efforts. The amount charged for this book will directly go towards paying for the creation and distribution of this book.





General

What sort of organization is Gurmat Studies Foundation?


Gurmat Studies Foundation is a non-profit society and publisher of Gurmat books, which is uniquely run by volunteers. With the grace of Guru Ji, the Foundation strives to provide resources for the youth and create awareness of the greatness of Sikhi.





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