What Is Killing The Mind

In this post, we will try to reflect on the “what”, “why”, and “how” of killing of the mind (“ਮਨੁ ਮਾਵਾਸੀ ਰਾਜਾ”).

First off, we need to know what the mind is before we can kill it. Without knowing a thing, how can anyone work on it? The Gurbani teaches that one can continuously … View full post »

Shabad Consciousness VS Body Consciousness

By thorough and proper understanding plus implementation of the Gurbani’s Giaan (Gur-Wisdom), the Gurbani asks us to burn away all other intellect (all Mayaic Budhi, ਸਾਰੀਆਂ ਸਿਆਣਪਾਂ…) through the Gur-Shabad-Vichaar. In other words, the Gurbani wants us to retain only the Tatt Budhi or Tatt Giaan (“ਤਤੁ ਬੁਧਿ”,”ਤਤੁ ਗਿਆਨੁ”-Bibek Budhi of the Gurbani; Essence … View full post »

Darkness And Light

If there is no darkness, we will not know the greatness of light!

ਅੰਧੇਰਾ ਚਾਨਣੁ ਆਪੇ ਕੀਆ ॥: (Prabhoo-ਪ੍ਰਭੂ) Himself created darkness and light (sggs 1056).

From a Spiritual standpoint, what is this “darkness” and “light”?

In nutshell, from a Spiritual standpoint, darkness symbolizes spiritual ignorance, Raajas and Taamas qualities, Manmukh state, doubt-ridden state, … View full post »

Poison Or Medicine

Recently heard someone 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, assimilated, and lived or if it does not change … View full post »

Cleverness

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) => Cleverness (ਸਿਆਨਪ, ਸਿਆਣਪ…) that takes … View full post »