Author Archives: T. Singh

About T. Singh

The author is not a "Giaanee", "Raagee", "Sant", "Baabaa", "Pujaaree", "Priest", "Granthee", "Parchaarak", "Bhaaee", "Musician", "Swami", "Paathee", "Mahaatamaan", "Teacher", etc. Neither the author was born in such a family, nor lived with any one of them, nor wants to be one of them.

Also, the author is neither a writer, nor a scholar (ਵਿੱਦਵਾਨ), nor a philosopher, nor interested in being one.

A retired Civil Engineer in the U.S.A, the author is just an ordinary being who, as a beginner, is trying to learn along with you to see the world the way Gurbani (SGGS) does! He also writes a lot of Gurbani articles at the parent site of this Blog page. He maintains the Gurbani.Org since 1993.

Although the author was born in a Sikh family (earthly parents: Trilochan Singh and Chanan Kaur) but - as the Gurbani indicates - to be a True Sikh or Khalsaa is not a question of family of birth, heredity, ancestry, religion, race, region, social status, caste, creed, education, titles, robes, etc.; it is a question of Mool-realization (know the Truth of one's Being through the Shabad-Vichaar)! In other words, these words "Sikh" and "Khalsa" do not represent one's physical state. To the contrary, they indicate a Spiritual State to be experienced within!

  • ਸੋ ਗੁਰੂ ਸੋ ਸਿਖੁ ਹੈ ਭਾਈ ਜਿਸੁ ਜੋਤੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਮਿਲਾਇ ॥: So guroo so sikhu hai bhaaee jisu jotee joti milaai (sggs 602)
  • ਕਹੁ ਕਬੀਰ ਜਨ ਭਏ ਖਾਲਸੇ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਭਗਤਿ ਜਿਹ ਜਾਨੀ ॥: Kahu Kabeer jan bhaye Khaalse prem bhagti jih jaanee (sggs 655).
  • ਪੂਰਨ ਜੋਤ ਜਗੈ ਘਟ ਮੈ ਤਬ ਖਾਲਸ ਤਾਹਿ ਨਖਾਲਸ ਜਾਨੋ ॥: Pooran jot jagai ghat main tab Khaalas taahi Nakhaalas jaano (Dasam Granth 1350).

Bhav Saagar

The Gurbani mentions (1) Sukh Saagar (“ਸੁਖ ਸਾਗਰ”), and (2) Bhav Saagar (ਭਵ ਸਾਗਰ). What is this Bhav Saagar (ਭਵ ਸਾਗਰ)? Literally, “Bhav – ਭਵ ” = Maya, world, material … (more →)

Mind Happens To Us, We Do Not Happen To Mind

Mind is the separation from its Mool (Root, Source, Origin, Jot, Hari, Raam, Gobind, Allah…). Wider the gap of this separation, denser the mind — thicker the Haumai or false … (more →)

Spiritual Surgery

If we allow (big if!), the Gurbani can perform spiritual surgery on our minds diseased with the psychological ailments. As a medical doctor performs a surgical procedure to remove or … (more →)

Gurbani Defines Form Of God

Religions and people have all sorts of concepts regarding the form of God (Akaar-ਅਕਾਰ, shape, structure, appearance, figure …). Many of these concepts are not only weird, but also laughable … (more →)


The Gurbani frequently uses the word “Simran” (“ਸਿਮਰਨ”, “ਸਿਮਰਨੁ”…), which is often seen translated in English as “meditation”. So is the word “Jap” (“ਜਪ”, “ਜਪੁ” …) often seen translated in … (more →)

Debugging Yourself

Those in the technical world are very well familiar with the concept of “debugging”. Since the Gurbani is timeless, we can apply the Divine Wisdom of the Gurbani for debugging … (more →)

Gurmat Can Only Be Begotten Through Shabad Vichaar

The Gurbani teaches that Gurmat is born, gained, or begotten through the Shabad-Vichaar. In other words, the eyes of Vichaar are needed to see the true Beauty and Nature (Saroop) of … (more →)