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).

Gurbani Defines Naam

“Naam” is one of the terms often used willy-nilly and fully exploited by the crafty Pujaaree-Group (priest-class, Ragi, Parchaarak, Deraavaad …). Not knowing or understanding the Gurbani’s definition of the …

True Guide Of Practical Spirituality

The Gurbani is a true Guide of practical spirituality. For the Sri Guroo Granth Sahib (SGGS) is very practical, down-to-earth… Spirituality is not merely going to a Gurdwara once a …

Gurbani Defines Harmandir

The name “Harmandir” is made of two terms: “Hari” and “Mandir“. “Hari” denotes our Mool within (Source, Origin, Root, Jot, Raam, Gobind, Allah, Prabh, etc.), literally meaning “He who removes …

Frozen Mind!

Since the mind is responsible for man’s all troubles and Freedom from them, the Gurbani asks the mind be frozen, here and now! The frozen mind simply means: The mind …

Gurbani Defines Nirankaaree

There are many terms in the Gurbani we use loosely or willy-nilly! One of these terms is “Nirankaaree” (ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰੀ). The Gurbani teaches us that becoming “Nirankaaree” is not a question …

Sikhs Who Believe In Caste Or Jaat Paat Are Brahmins In Sikh Masks

As learners of the Teaching or the Divine Wisdom of Sri Guroo Granth Sahib (SGGS), all Sikhs — young or old — whether living in India or in other countries …

Battle Of Life Is Waged Moment To Moment

One of personal choices made will shape not only one’s own life, but also the world. Thus goes the ceaseless battle of life! This battle of life consists of a …