Category Archives: Corruption, Crookedness

Siropa

Generally of orange or saffron color, a Siropa (pronounced Siropaa – ਸਿਰੋਪਾ ) is a garment, scarf or a length of cloth. You might have often seen Siropa  giving/taking ceremonies …

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Impurity

The Gurbani uses the term “Sootak (ਸੂਤਕ)”, which indicates impurity… The Gurbani tells us that the entire world is burning with Sootak! ਸੂਤਕੁ ਅਗਨਿ ਭਖੈ ਜਗੁ ਖਾਇ ॥: The world …

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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, …

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Deeming Oneself Bhagat Or Giaanee

We all see and hear many self-claimed “Bhagat”, “Giaanee”, “Sant”, etc. (who either call themselves or love to be called “Bhagat”, “Giaanee”, “Sant”…). The Gurbani says: ਜਉ ਜਾਨੈ ਹਉ ਭਗਤੁ ਗਿਆਨੀ …

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The Dog’s Tail

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 …

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