The 14 Principles Guru Gobind Singh Cultivated to Societal Stability
OmniScience: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 26-39, 2011
7 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2011 Last revised: 1 Nov 2011
Date Written: October 16, 2011
India has been a land with riches encompassing from value systems with unparalled family integrations, nursed by able mentoring from Saints and hermits who ventured their holistic philosophies towards attempts for thorough societal improvements. The Quality of various Mentors/ Gurus, and the system nurtured by them, has at-times been superlative. It is believed that the emergence of most of these souls has been need based, and pulled by calls of atrocities or domineering of anti-purity spells et al. One such phase has been the life cycle of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, who raised the army of devotees who were termed as Sikhs – etymologically evolving from Sikhi - the learning (community).
This paper charts the evolution of Guru Gobind Singh from echelons of a static leader to dynamic and finally a transformative one. Gobind Singh followed no uncommon strategy to act as a savior of society. Such advances have been complimentary as applied to social system. Lastly, but not the least, a set of 14 principles have been identified from the practices progressed by the guru, which today seem to emerge as a set of management principles for developing evolutionary capabilities among the common people who need to groom as special ones.
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Keywords: defect-free societal growth, evolutionary / transformative capability, self learning discipline, Sikhism, Holean leader, 14 principles, voice of process, AUM – the TQM model
JEL Classification: I21, P21, P29, P41
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