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Category Archives: Animals
The previous post touched upon the use of idioms (ਮੁਹਾਵਰੇ) in the Gurbani.
When the Truth that has not been personally experienced, one can not grasp it directly. However, with the help of idioms, analogies, similes, allegories, metaphors, figurative or mystic representations and illustrations, the Truth … View Full Post »
As indicated in the few previous posts, the human mind that conducts itself at the animal (e.g., elephant, monkey, frog…) level is crazy.
The Gurbani urges us to look into our crazy mind and ask:
ਮਨ ਰੇ ਕਹਾ ਭਇਓ ਤੈ ਬਉਰਾ ॥: Mann re kahaa bhaio tai … View Full Post »
It is said that one can keep a dog’s tail in a straight tube and hold it there for as long as the dog lives. But it will curl as soon as you take it out of the tube! At one or other time in … View Full Post »
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 »