Chully – Handful Of Water

Literally, Chully (ਚੁੱਲੀ) is to take a handful of water for external cleansing. Specifically, at the so called “Sarovars” or Tirath Asthaan (even at local Gurdawars), ignorant people take Chully … Continue reading“Chully – Handful Of Water”

Sri Guru Granth Sahib on Rahat

Simply put, ‘Rahat’ (ਰਹਤ) means Way of life or living… For a Sikh (student or learner of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, SGGS), this Way of living a life is … Continue reading“Sri Guru Granth Sahib on Rahat”

Gurbani Refutes Miracles – Karaamaat

First off, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) rejects Karaamat or miracles, and condemns the conscious display of them — they are of no value whatsoever, hence waste of time … Continue reading“Gurbani Refutes Miracles – Karaamaat”

Intellect Must Awaken to Wisdom

As is the intellect, so does one understands, thinks, acts, behaves, talks, and so on. Therefore, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) asserts that our intellect (Budhi) must Awaken to … Continue reading“Intellect Must Awaken to Wisdom”

Sargun Nirgun – Visible and Invisible

There is nothing in the Universe – visible or invisible – which Baabaa Nanak did not call Rabb! Call by whatever name you like (e.g., Rabb, Universal Energy, god, Parmaatam, … Continue reading“Sargun Nirgun – Visible and Invisible”

Don’t Take Anything At Face Value

The Gurmat (Wisdom, Upadesh or Way of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, SGGS) makes us  Wise (ਗਿਆਨਵਾਨ, ਤਰਕਸ਼ੀਲ, ਬਿਬੇਕੀ, ਪਾਰਖੂ …), NOT followers of blind faith (ਅੰਧ ਵਿਸ਼ਵਾਸ਼ੀ, ਸ਼ਰਧਾਵਾਨ). A … Continue reading“Don’t Take Anything At Face Value”

Crookedness

Gurbani tells  that our fight or struggle should be with our own crooked mind (i.e., thoughts, habits, ਸੁਭਾ…), NOT with the body-frame (ਸਰੀਰ)! This is the Gurmukh Lifestyle (the Divine … Continue reading“Crookedness”

Jaat Paat

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) contains compositions of the 35 contributors. Inclusions of compositions of all Bhagats and Bhattas was NOT based on their Jaat Paat (caste), or their … Continue reading“Jaat Paat”

Happiness and Unhappiness – Sukh and Dukh

First off, nothing else can make anybody happy (Sukhi) or unhappy (Dukhi) if that individual does not want to be. If something or somebody can make an individual happy (Sukhi) … Continue reading“Happiness and Unhappiness – Sukh and Dukh”

Non-Gurmukh Nature

In an another post – with the guidance of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) – we looked at the Gurmukh-nature or Gurmukh-lifestyle. Here in this post, through the light … Continue reading“Non-Gurmukh Nature”