What Is Karma?

The mind is the only perception, and perception is movement in consciousness. The expression of this movement is action ( Karma ), followed by fruition (ਫਲ).

In other words, there is no division between the mind and action (Karma). Before it’s projected as action it arises in the mind. Hence, Karma is nothing but the movement of energy in consciousness and ultimately bears its own fruit (ਫਲ).

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The Gurbani Says All Shrines And Pilgrimage Are Within Only If We Were To Understand It!

The Gurbani is Universal in every way. For example, if one were to understand the Gurbani, it tells the entire humanity as to where all shrines and pilgrimage are! Consider a few examples.

The Gurbani teaches our muslim brothers that the “Kaabaa” is hidden within (the Temple of Mecca, ਅਲਹ ਦਾ ਗੁਪਤ ਘਰ).

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Beauty

The physical beauty is just skin-deep — temporary, fleeting, fading, vanishing, changing, or deceptive (i.e., Maya).

However, the Beauty the Gurbani holds is that Beauty which is perceived in the state of Bliss (i.e., Anand)!

A flower does not “try” to be beautiful. It is beautiful by its very nature!!

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Fearlessness

The Gurbani Teaches us the subtle art of cultivating fearlessness!

A doctor cannot effectively treat a disease unless, first, he has properly diagnosed it!

The Gurbani’s Divine Doctor perfectly diagnoses the subtle diseases of the conditioned human mind, and, then, prescribes the appropriate treatment! Which then leads to the state of fearlessness (“ਨਿਰਭੈ ਪਦੁ”).

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Acting Without Being

The Gurbani time and again urges us to become the Gurmukh. Obviously, “Being” and “Becoming” is very important to the Gurbani.

The Gurbani puts tremendous emphasis on living by this Divine Wisdom in daily life. Not out of any fear, compulsion, or ulterior motives but naturally, spontaneously (Sahaj-ਸਹਜ).

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