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Recently, someone was heard repeating one of the most frequently paraphrased statements that the religion is the opium of the people!
If religion is properly understood, assimilated, and lived or if it transforms one’s intellect for Good (“ਬੁਧਿ ਬਦਲੀ”), it is “medicine”. If not properly understood, … Full Post »
As indicated in the Gurbani, our cleverness (ਸਿਆਨਪ, ਸਿਆਣਪ…) can be lumped in two groups:
1. Oukati Siaanap (“ਉਕਤਿ ਸਿਆਨਪ”) — spiritually speaking, this is harmful.
2. Param Siaanap (“ਪਰਮ ਸਿਆਨਪ”) — spiritually speaking, this is beneficial.
1. Oukati Siaanap (ਉਕਤਿ ਸਿਆਨਪ)
In nutshell, ਉਕਤਿ ਸਿਆਨਪ (Oukati Siaanap) => … Full Post »
The Gurbani says:
ਹਉ ਆਇਆ ਦੂਰਹੁ ਚਲਿ ਕੈ ਮੈ ਤਕੀ ਤਉ ਸਰਣਾਇ ਜੀਉ ॥: I have come travelling a long distance, (now I am) seeking Your Sanctuary (ਆਸਰਾ). (sggs 763).
Here, apparently, the Gurbani does not mean:
distance from one’s home to a Gurdwara
or, distance from one’s home … Full Post »
The Gurbani tells us that the purpose of human life is to realize one’s Mool (Source, Jot…) by seeking liberation from doubt (Bharam), Maya’s delusion, duality, Haumai (false ego-sense), spiritual ignorance, etc.
ਯਾ ਜੁਗ ਮਹਿ ਏਕਹਿ ਕਉ ਆਇਆ ॥: (Man) has come into this world to … Full Post »
One of the aspects of Baabaa Nanak’s Teaching is one’s dedication to Satsangat (association with the Gurmukhs, linking with Truth, linking with Mool within, etc.). This gives rise to the following question: Does Baabaa Nanak also defines as to what the true ‘Satsangat‘ is?
Yes, Baabaa … Full Post »