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From ignorance comes the perception of individuality (false ego-sense, Haumai…). Thus, as indicated in the Gurbani, unaware of his true purpose of life, a Saakat or a Manmukh passes his life gratifying his senses. Consequently, he ends up doing everything contrary to the Teaching of … View Full Post »
A frog who has lived all his life in a well knows nothing about the existence of the land or world outside the well. It always thinks in terms relative to the well. Because of the limited faculties, experience, etc., it has no capacity to … View Full Post »
The Gurbani says:
ਮਰਕਟ ਮੁਸਟੀ ਅਨਾਜ ਕੀ ਮਨ ਬਉਰਾ ਰੇ ਲੀਨੀ ਹਾਥੁ ਪਸਾਰਿ ॥ ਛੂਟਨ ਕੋ ਸਹਸਾ ਪਰਿਆ ਮਨ ਬਉਰਾ ਰੇ ਨਾਚਿਓ ਘਰ ਘਰ ਬਾਰਿ ॥੨॥: Marakat musattee anaaj kee man bouraa re leenee haathu pasaari. Shoottan ko sahasaa pariaa man bouraa re naachiou ghar ghar … View Full Post »
Spiritually speaking, when we talk about a wild elephant, its three main aspects come to light: (1) elephants’ lustful urges, (2) its conduct, which is like a drunkard being (3) its enormously fat size. The Gurbani compares all these aspects of an elephant with the … View Full Post »
Consider the following verse of the Gurbani:
ਕਊਆ ਕਹਾ ਕਪੂਰ ਚਰਾਏ ॥ ਕਹ ਬਿਸੀਅਰ ਕਉ ਦੂਧੁ ਪੀਆਏ ॥੨॥: Kaouooaa kahaa kapoor charaae. kah bisiar kaou doodhu piaae ||2||: Offering camphor (ਕਪੂਰ, a fragrant grass) to a crow is of no avail (because his habit of eating … View Full Post »