ਬਿਨੁ ਬੂਝੇ ਪਸੂ ਭਏ ਬੇਤਾਲੇ ॥੬॥: Without understanding, people become beast (-nature) and demon ||6|| (sggs 224).

About T. Singh

He's just an ordinary being, who, as a beginner, is trying to see the world as the Sri Guru Granth Sahib does! He maintains this Gurbani.org since 1993.

He is neither a scholar nor a writer and nor interested in being one. He does not claim to understand fully. If you know how to say the Gurbani meaning clearer, please share with us ("Vand Shako").

He is a retired Engineer in the U.S.A. Although he was born in a Sikh family but — as the Gurbani indicates — to be a True Sikh or Khalsaa is not a question of family of birth, heredity, ancestry, religion, race, social status, caste, education, titles, robes, region, etc., it is a question of Mool-abidance, through Shabad-Vichaar. Hence, "Sikh" and "Khalsa" words do not represent physical state, but a Spiritual State to be experienced within, personally!

  • ਕਹੁ ਕਬੀਰ ਜਨ ਭਏ ਖਾਲਸੇ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਭਗਤਿ ਜਿਹ ਜਾਨੀ ॥: O Kabeer! Those persons become "Khaalsae" (ਖਾਲਸੇ) who have realized the Prem Bhagti (ਗੁਰਮਤ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਗਿਆਨ, Perfect Understanding of the Gur-Shabad, Gur-Giaan, or Divine Wisdom of the Gurbani…). (sggs 655).
  • ਸੋ ਗੁਰੂ ਸੋ ਸਿਖੁ ਹੈ ਭਾਈ ਜਿਸੁ ਜੋਤੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਮਿਲਾਇ ॥: O Brother! He is the Guroo and he is the Sikh, who has merged (his individual) light in the Divine Light (i.e., who has become one with his Mool within…). (sggs 602).
  • ਪੂਰਨ ਜੋਤ ਜਗੈ ਘਟ ਮੈ ਤਬ ਖਾਲਸ ਤਾਹਿ ਨਖਾਲਸ ਜਾਨੋ ॥ One becomes Pure (i.e, Khalsa…) only when he realizes Complete Divine Light within, otherwise know him to be an impure one (Dasam Granth, 1350).