Category Archives: Bikaars, demerits, Passions, 5, five thieves

The World Is Consumed By Hidden Fire

The Gurbani compares this material world (Jagat, Sansaar) with a Jungle! Furthermore, the Gurbani tells us this world-jungle is burning! Consequently, there is chaos and confusion in the lives of … [Full Post→]

Gurbani Says Burn Mind’s Bikaar In Fire!

The Gurbani says identification of a Sikh (ਸਿੱਖ ਦੀ ਪਹਚਾਣ) is that he burns away his Bikaar (Haumai and its faults such as lust, anger, greed, attachment and pride, including … [Full Post→]

Sharing In Virtues

The Gurbani cites an example of the honey bee that focuses on the nectar of flowers, and collects only honey (“ਮਧੁਪ ਮਖੀਰਾ”)! Similarly, we are asked by the Gurbani to … [Full Post→]

Stuck Half-Way

Consider the following verse of the Gurbani: ਕਬੀਰ ਸਿਖ ਸਾਖਾ ਬਹੁਤੇ ਕੀਏ ਕੇਸੋ ਕੀਓ ਨ ਮੀਤੁ ॥ ਚਾਲੇ ਥੇ ਹਰਿ ਮਿਲਨ ਕਉ ਬੀਚੈ ਅਟਕਿਓ ਚੀਤੁ ॥੯੬॥: O Kabeer! (Those who) … [Full Post→]

Hummas Dhummas

Literally, Hummas (ਹੁੰਮਸ) = ਅੱਗ ਦਾ ਸੇਕ, Sultriness, heat, swelter, mugginess, stuffy… Dhummas (ਧੁੰਮਸ) = ਰੌਲਾ, ਡੰਡ, darkness (ignorance)… ਬਾਰਿ ਵਿਡਾਨੜੈ ਹੁੰਮਸ ਧੁੰਮਸ ਕੂਕਾ ਪਈਆ ਰਾਹੀ ॥ ਤਉ ਸਹ ਸੇਤੀ … [Full Post→]