To Be Born Is One Thing But To Be Truly Alive Quite Another!

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,

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Hearing Alone Is Not Enough!

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,

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The Way Of The Gurbani Is The Way Of Understanding

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…).

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Vaisakh Is Beautiful!

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,

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Anything That Appears Will Soon Disappear

That which is Real never ends, and that which ends is not Real!

The Gurbani Teaches us that anything seen is ephemeral — it will soon disappear.

What rises must set. What comes and goes is time-bound, thus unreal. So, we are urged by the Gurbani not to get attached to anything!

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