The Gurbani Says First Accept Death!

The Words of the Gurbani reveals the Truth. Therefore, the Gurbani is a valid means of the Divine Knowledge that provides direct Experience of one’s Mool (Source, Joti Saroop…), within.

Before we step on the Way of the Gurbani, the Gurbani commands us to “first” accept death (“ਪਹਿਲਾ ਮਰਣੁ ਕਬੂਲਿ”) — Death of the doubt-ridden mind,

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Dying Through The Shabad

The Gurbani time and again tells us that without annihilation of the Mayaic mind, we cannot Realize our Mool (Source, Joti Saroop...), within.

And, without the immediate Divine Knowledge (Aatam-Giaan…), we cannot transcend the Mayaic mind.

According to the Gurbani, complete annihilation of the relativist consciousness (which is the product of the Mayaic or doubt-ridden mind) comes about when one dies in the Shabad.

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The Real Death

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.

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The Best Of All

The Gurbani provides us with the true judgement (ਫੈਸਲਾ, ruling, decision, definition, etc.) about, but not limited to:

  1. Among all Dharma, what is the supreme Dharma (i.e., topmost, best, great, noble, most excellent, etc.)?
  2. Among all “Kriya” (religious rituals-ਧਾਰਮਿਕ ਰਸਮ,

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