Sikhism & Cosmology

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Creation of the Universe

The currently accepted theory for the creation of the universe is the big bang theory which states that the universe has expanded into its current state from a primordial condition of enormous density and temperature. The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji also supports the idea of a big bang and an expanding universe

“In so many ways, He has unfolded Himself. So many times, He has expanded His expansion. Forever and ever, He is the One, the One Universal Creator.” SGGSJ page 276

“God, who expanded His expanse, is within all; I learned this from the True Guru.” SGGSJ page 671

“By His Hukam, the Expanse of the Universe is expanded.” SGGSJ page 760

“The Gurmukh knows that the Lord has expanded the entire expanse” SGGSJ page 1054

Destruction of the Universe

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji also supports the idea of a continuous cycle of creation and destruction of our universe and that our current universe is non-permanent.

“Creation and destruction happen through the Word of the Shabad. Through the Shabad, creation happens again.” SGGSJ page 117

“Nothing of the color and the form of the creation shall remain; the entire expanse is transitory.” SGGSJ page 999

“The entire creation came from God. As it pleases Him, He creates the expanse. As it pleases Him, He becomes the One and Only again.” SGGSJ page 294

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