The priorities of the Gurmat (Wisdom, Teaching or Upadesh of the Gur-Shabad…) are totally different then the priorities of the ego-ridden mind.
In Gurdwaras, we see signs asking people to leave their shoes (and socks in some Gurdwaras) outside before entering the Gurdwara building. In fact, many Gurdwaras have made special “shoe Room” to place the shoes.
The mind is the only perception, and perception is movement in consciousness. The expression of this movement is action ( Karma ), followed by fruition (ਫਲ).
In other words, there is no division between the mind and action (Karma). Before it’s projected as action it arises in the mind. Hence, Karma is nothing but the movement of energy in consciousness and ultimately bears its own fruit (ਫਲ).
The Gurbani is Universal in every way. For example, if one were to understand the Gurbani, it tells the entire humanity as to where all shrines and pilgrimage are! Consider a few examples.
The Gurbani teaches our muslim brothers that the “Kaabaa” is hidden within (the Temple of Mecca, ਅਲਹ ਦਾ ਗੁਪਤ ਘਰ).
The physical beauty is just skin-deep — temporary, fleeting, fading, vanishing, changing, or deceptive (i.e., Maya).
However, the Beauty the Gurbani holds is that Beauty which is perceived in the state of Bliss (i.e., Anand)!
A flower does not “try” to be beautiful. It is beautiful by its very nature!!
The Gurbani Teaches us the subtle art of cultivating fearlessness!
A doctor cannot effectively treat a disease unless, first, he has properly diagnosed it!
The Gurbani’s Divine Doctor perfectly diagnoses the subtle diseases of the conditioned human mind, and, then, prescribes the appropriate treatment! Which then leads to the state of fearlessness (“ਨਿਰਭੈ ਪਦੁ”).