The Gurbani repeatedly emphasizes that our physical body is born to finish or die, today or tomorrow. In other words, death is always hovering over one’s head. Just because the Jeeva (individual beings) have forgotten death, that does not mean the death has disappeared!
- ਮਨਮੁਖ ਅੰਧੇ ਕਿਛੂ ਨ ਸੂਝੈ ॥ ਮਰਣੁ ਲਿਖਾਇ ਆਏ ਨਹੀ ਬੂਝੈ ॥: The blind Manmuks (mentally blind or ignorant self-willed…) don’t understand anything.
The Gurbani provides us with the true judgement (ਫੈਸਲਾ, ruling, decision, definition, etc.) about, but not limited to:
- Among all Dharma, what is the supreme Dharma (i.e., topmost, best, great, noble, most excellent, etc.)?
- Among all “Kriya” (religious rituals-ਧਾਰਮਿਕ ਰਸਮ,
According to the SGGS:
The sword of the Satguroo (“Satiguroo Kaa Kharragu“-”ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਕਾ ਖੜਗੁ”) => Satguroo’s Wisdom or Giaan: the Divine Knowledge of the Shabad-Guroo …
- ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਕਾ ਖੜਗੁ ਸੰਜੋਉ ਹਰਿ ਭਗਤਿ ਹੈ ਜਿਤੁ ਕਾਲੁ ਕੰਟਕੁ ਮਾਰਿ ਵਿਡਾਰਿਆ ॥: The sword and armor of the Satguroo is Hari Bhagti;
Baabaa Nanak says that people without the Divine Knowledge (Aatam Giaan...) are plundered. This is the Gurbani’s edict (ਫੈਸਲਾ).
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, we fall in love with the mirage-like enchanting world,