The Gurbani’s edict (ਫੈਸਲਾ) is that unless one is spiritually Awakened, he is not yet alive — he is as dead (Aatmac Maut-ਆਤਮਕ ਮੌਤੇ ਮਰਿਆ)!
Consider the following verses (and many more alike) in which we are told that anybody who has forsaken the Shabad (Hukam, Naam,
A Maya-driven or a doubt-ridden mind is a crowd. That is, a crowd of innumerable thoughts, fancies, imaginations, voices, desires…
Furthermore, each thought tortures us, pulls us, and pushes us in its own direction. Thus, as the Gurbani indicates, such Maya-driven or doubt-ridden mind possessed by the demon mind-ego is a mess,
The Gurbani is BRAHM VICHAAR. Therefore, Baabaa Nanak says we must UNDERSTAND it if we want to realize the Truth or our Mool (which is the purpose of human life!).
- ਬਾਣੀ ਬੂਝੈ ਸਚਿ ਸਮਾਵੈ ॥: (One who) understands the Bani, gets absorbed in the Truth (sggs 412).
- ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਬੋਲੇ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਬੀਚਾਰੁ ॥: Jan Nanak utters the Brahm Vichaar (Divine Wisdom…).
Using the example of the month of Vaisakh (pronounced “Vaisaakh“), the Gurbani tells us that Vaisakh can be really “Beautiful” (“Suhaavaa“: charming, attractive, pleasant…) for the mind (or soul) ONLY if the following condition is met!
Simply put: According to the Gurbani,