Category Archives: Conflicts, Quarrels

Battle Of Life Is Waged Moment To Moment

One of personal choices made will shape not only one’s own life, but also the world. Thus goes the ceaseless battle of life!

This battle of life consists of a constant spiritual and psychological battle going on between the two contending forces. These two forces or magnetic poles are (1) Bibek Budhi (pure discriminating intellect attuned to the soul or the Mool), and (2) the doubt-ridden or sense-infatuated mind under the delusive influence of the false ego-sense (Haumai).

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Acting Without Being

The Gurbani time and again urges us to become the Gurmukh. Obviously, “Being” and “Becoming” is very important to the Gurbani.

The Gurbani puts tremendous emphasis on living by this Divine Wisdom in daily life. Not out of any fear, compulsion, or ulterior motives but naturally, spontaneously (Sahaj-ਸਹਜ).

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Rol Ghacholaa

The Gurbani tells us that a “Mayadhaaree” mind is nothing but “Rol Ghacholaa“.

“Mayadhaaree” (“ਮਾਇਆਧਾਰੀ”) => one attached to Maya, a mammon worshipper, etc.

Rol Ghacholaa” (“ਰੋਲ ਘਚੋਲਾ”) => uproar, tumult, noise of Maya, noise of Haumai, noise of doubts (Bharam), noise of Bikaar, noise of ignorance, clamour of self-will, commotion of foolishness, ਰੌਲਾ-ਗੌਲਾ, ਫੂੰ-ਫਾਂ, etc.

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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, quarrel…

Bhagat Kabeer Sahib says that all the quarrels in this world are of the “Panch” (ਚੌਧਰਪਣਾਂ…), egotism or Haumai whose faults are Bikaar such as lust, anger, greed, and so on…

  • ਕਹਤ ਕਬੀਰ ਪੰਚ ਕੋ ਝਗਰਾ ਝਗਰਤ ਜਨਮੁ ਗਵਾਇਆ ॥ ਝੂਠੀ ਮਾਇਆ ਸਭੁ ਜਗੁ ਬਾਧਿਆ ਮੈ ਰਾਮ ਰਮਤ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਇਆ ॥੩॥੩॥੨੫॥: Kahat Kabeer panch ko jhagaraa jhagarat janamu gavaaiaa.

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