Category Archives: Desires, Senses

Gurbani Defines Form Of God

Religions and people have all sorts of concepts regarding the form of God (Akaar-ਅਕਾਰ, shape, structure, appearance, figure …). Many of these concepts are not only weird, but also laughable … (more →)

Flow of Desires

The Gurbani tells us to restrain (ਬੰਨ ਕੇ, ਰੋਕ ਕੇ ਰਖਣਾਂ) the flow of our desires (Kaam, hunger for Maya…) that flow out from all our senses. ਬਹਤੀ ਮਨਸਾ ਰਾਖਹੁ … (more →)

Comparing Life to Others’

We are all actors on this stage of the life. Since life is a journey, during this journey on earth, we all play our unique role. At the end of … (more →)

Slave to the Senses

We all like to think and believe that we are not slave to our senses! ਪੰਚੇ ਰੁੰਨੇ ਦੁਖਿ ਭਰੇ ਬਿਨਸੇ ਦੂਜੈ ਭਾਇ ॥੧॥: Panche runne dukh bhare binse doojai bhaai … (more →)

Listening Skills

The Gurbani instructs the path of Bhagti (devotion) as the basis of spiritual life (ਆਤਮਕ ਜੀਵਨ). Listening (hearing) to the Truth is one of the forms of devotional discipline. Listening … (more →)

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., … (more →)

O Lord! What Should I Beg for From You

ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥ ਤੂ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਦਾਤਾ ਦਾਨਿ ਮਤਿ ਪੂਰਾ ਹਮ ਥਾਰੇ ਭੇਖਾਰੀ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਮੈ ਕਿਆ ਮਾਗਉ ਕਿਛੁ ਥਿਰੁ ਨ ਰਹਾਈ ਹਰਿ ਦੀਜੈ ਨਾਮੁ ਪਿਆਰੀ ਜੀਉ ॥੧॥ ਘਟਿ ਘਟਿ … (more →)