It’s good to have a healthy body.
But, a healthy body is not enough. A healthy mind is also needed to guide it properly.
The instrument of the body — no matter how healthy or strong it may be — can only serve its purpose best when guided by a Wise and Virtuous mind.
Mayaic mentality is a source of perplexity for all of us. These perplexities are like wild forest fire that somehow seems to blaze without being set by anyone!
The Gurbani time and again describes the pathetic condition of our doubt-ridden minds caught in the vertex of these perplexities. The good news is that the Gurbani tells us how to get Free from such perplexed mind.
These days, a popular and common expression is: “happy new year”.
What is new?
We consider it as the new year when — at the stroke of the midnight — the current year changes to the next.
This is an external change (material, physical …), thus unreal — temeporary,
The Gurbani uses the term “Sootak (ਸੂਤਕ)”, which indicates impurity…
The Gurbani tells us that the entire world is burning with Sootak!
- ਸੂਤਕੁ ਅਗਨਿ ਭਖੈ ਜਗੁ ਖਾਇ ॥: The world is consumed by the fire of Sootak (impurity). (sggs 413).
- ਸਭੋ ਸੂਤਕੁ ਜੇਤਾ ਮੋਹੁ ਆਕਾਰੁ ॥ ਸੂਤਕੁ ਅਗਨਿ ਪਉਣੈ ਪਾਣੀ ਮਾਹਿ ॥ ਮਰਿ ਮਰਿ ਜੰਮੈ ਵਾਰੋ ਵਾਰ ॥੨॥ ਸੂਤਕੁ ਅਗਨਿ ਪਉਣੈ ਪਾਣੀ ਮਾਹਿ ॥ ਸੂਤਕੁ ਭੋਜਨੁ ਜੇਤਾ ਕਿਛੁ ਖਾਹਿ ॥੩॥: Sabho sootaku jetaa mohu aakaar…