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Symbolism in the Guru Granth Sahib: The Swan

Tuesday
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4
October
2022

The contrast of a Wisdom-oriented individual with a self-centered person is brought forth with the analogy of a swan and a crane.

The contrast of a Wisdom-oriented individual with a self-centered person is brought forth with the analogy of a swan and a crane. While the swan is shown to be interested in only picking pearls (love of IkOankar, 1Force, Divine), the crane stands on one leg with its eyes half-closed pretending to be oblivious of its surroundings while its real motive is to catch fish that comes near it.

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Surender Pal Singh

Senior Research Associate

Surender Pal Singh is a Senior Research Associate at the Sikh Research Institute. He holds a Master’s degree in Religious Studies and English. 

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