Beauty of the Gurbani is that it distinctly defines itself in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS)!
As follows, the Gurbani plainly defines itself as the “Light” in this world:
- ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਇਸੁ ਜਗ ਮਹਿ ਚਾਨਣੁ ਕਰਮਿ ਵਸੈ ਮਨਿ ਆਏ ॥੧॥: The Gurbani is the Light (of Divine Wisdom,
The Gurbani repudiates Karamkaand (rituals…)!
Karamkaand (rituals) are utilitarian in nature and therefore do not provide ultimate Anand or Sukh (Joy…). Furthermore, Karamkaand (rituals) can never afford realization of one’s Mool (Source, Jot Saroop…), thus worthless (“Fokat“).
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.