Category Archives: Bikaars, demerits, Passions, 5

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 …

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 …

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) …

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 …

Panch Ko Jhagaraa

Panch ( ਪੰਚ) = five (passions: lust, anger, greed, attachment, and pride), leader, ਚੌਧਰੀ, ਮੁਖੀ, ਪੰਜ ਕਾਮਾਦਿਕ… Jhagaraa (ਝਗਰਾ) = dispute, variance, contention, scramble, affray, squabble, controversy, tussle, wrangling, scrimmage, …

Rusted Mind

The Gurbani says the mind of a Jeev (individual being) is rusted. What is this rust? This rust is indicated to be none other than the mind’s “Sootak” – impurity, …

Bhangaar

The Hukkaa (or Hukka, hubble-bubble…) smokers, after each smoking session, empty the burnt tobacco and coal from the Hukkaa’s Chilam (the top head part or bowl that holds the coal and tobacco …