Category Archives: Animals

Crow-Mind

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 …

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O Black Deer!

The instinctive, Haumai or Mayaic mind is also called “black deer” by the Gurbani. As indicated in the Gurbani, our mind has been accumulating Malla (Bikh, Sootak; inner filth, inner …

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Manmukh is Filthy As a Crane

ਮਨਮੁਖੁ ਸਦਾ ਬਗੁ ਮੈਲਾ ਹਉਮੈ ਮਲੁ ਲਾਈ ॥: Manamukh sadaa bagu mailaa houmai malu laaee: The Manmukh (self-willed, materialistic, ego being, denier of truthful living …) will always be filthy …

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Two Birds

ਮਃ ੩ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਰਵਰੁ ਏਕੁ ਫਲੁ ਦੁਇ ਪੰਖੇਰੂ ਆਹਿ ॥ ਆਵਤ ਜਾਤ ਨ ਦੀਸਹੀ ਨਾ ਪਰ ਪੰਖੀ ਤਾਹਿ ॥ ਬਹੁ ਰੰਗੀ ਰਸ ਭੋਗਿਆ ਸਬਦਿ ਰਹੈ ਨਿਰਬਾਣੁ ॥ ਹਰਿ ਰਸਿ …

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Symbolism of Elephant-Crocodile Story

ਮਾਇਆ ਫਾਸ ਬੰਧ ਬਹੁ ਬੰਧੇ ਹਰਿ ਜਪਿਓ ਖੁਲ ਖੁਲਨੇ ॥ ਜਿਉ ਜਲ ਕੁੰਚਰੁ ਤਦੂਐ ਬਾਂਧਿਓ ਹਰਿ ਚੇਤਿਓ ਮੋਖ ਮੁਖਨੇ ॥੩॥: Maya phaas bandh bahu bandhe har japio khul khulanae. Jiou …

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Beast of Burden

A donkey or an ass is known to be the beast of burden. It carries burden day and night, without knowing for who he is doing it, and why he …

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They Are Real Donkeys

The level of intelligence of an utterly foolish or stupid person is generally compared with that of a donkey. Poor Donkey! For example, if some one acts stupidly, he takes …

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One Dog and Two Bitches

The Gurbani says that the man is accompanied by one dog and two bitches — greed is the dog, material and celestial desires are two bitches. In the morning, they (i.e., …

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SILKWORM

ਤੁਮ ਮਖਤੂਲ ਸੁਪੇਦ ਸਪੀਅਲ ਹਮ ਬਪੁਰੇ ਜਸ ਕੀਰਾ ॥ ਸਤਸੰਗਤਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਰਹੀਐ ਮਾਧਉ ਜੈਸੇ ਮਧੁਪ ਮਖੀਰਾ ॥੨॥: Tum makhatool suped sapeeal ham bapure jas keeraa. Satsangat mil raheeai maadhaou jaise …

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TRAPPING OF ELEPHANT AND THE HUMAN MIND

Spiritually speaking, when we talk about wild elephants, their three main aspects come to light: (1) elephants’ lustful urges, (2) its conduct, which is like a drunkard being, and (3) …

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