This is the Gurbani’s edict (ਫੈਸਲਾ).
Baabaa Nanak says that people without the Divine Knowledge (Aatam Giaan…) are plundered.
The Gurbani indicates that although the material of this world is for man’s livelihood, however, in reality, it’s but trouble! Because, devoid of the Spiritual Wisdom,
The Subject of this post is to understand “what” and “how” of Naam-Sevaa and Gur-Sevaa through the Gurbani (NOT through the fool-o-sophy but through the Gurbani)! Before that, let’s consider the following verse of the Gurbani (Gaurhee Sukhmanee):
- ਜਨੁ ਰਾਤਾ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮ ਕੀ ਸੇਵਾ ॥: “Janu” remains imbued in the service of “Hari Naam”
Naam is one of the terms often used willy-nilly. The Pujaaree-Group (priest-class , ਪੁਜਾਰੀ ਲਾਣਾ, Ragi, Parchaarak, etc.) repeats it incessantly, but without explaining from the Gurbani’s point of view as to what it is and how to experience it.
Many go to the good-for-nothing Deraavaad Sant (“ਬਾਨਾਰਸਿ ਕੇ ਠਗ”) to get Naam,
One must do it himself / herself!
“ਹੋਰਨਿ ਕਾਰਜੁ ਨ ਹੋਈ”
None else can do it for anybody. To put it otherwise, Mool-realization cannot be given to someone as a ready-made package or as a mundane gift. According to the Gurbani, each one of us must realize his Mool (Source,