Category Archives: Duality, Doojaa-Bhaav

Chasing Mirage

To instill the Spiritual Knowledge in us (Brahm-Giaan), the Gurbani compares the world appearance to a mirage, which appears to be real to a deluded mind (mirage of Maya, illusion, …

Two Minds

The Gurbani tells us that we Jeeva live in duality (Doojaa Bhaav, a dual existence, two-ness, ਦੁਚਿੱਤੀ-ਦੋ ਮੱਨ…). If we bravely and honestly examine our duality-ridden existence (Mayaic), we will …

Neither Male Nor Female

All forms, names, shapes, or colors appear in our worldly consciousness of Maya as appearances. On account of movement of thoughts (words…) on the surface of the Pool of Consciousness, …

Path on Which the Water Woman is Plundered

When the subtler philosophical truth that has not been personally experienced, one cannot grasp it directly. However, with the help of allegories, metaphors and similes, the real nature of the …

How Do We Become Maya’s Muhataaj

Muhataaj ( ਮੁਹਤਾਜ ) = necessitous, needy, indigent, subservient, dependence, slave of, in control of, ਗੁਲਾਮ, ਪਰ ਅਧੀਨ, ਲੋੜਵੰਦ, ਅਰਥੀਆ … Bemuhataaj ( ਬੇਮੁਹਤਾਜ or ਵੇਮੁਹਤਾਜ ) – is the …

Sahib and Sewak is One

The Gurbani says that the Sahib and the Sewak is One. Sahib = Master, Source, Origin, Joti, Mool, ਮੂਲ, ਚਿੱਤ … Sewak = Servant, Jeeva, Individual being, mind … This consistency of the …

Ghost-Pret-Defined

There are many stories and concepts about ghosts. The Gurbani defines ghost – ਪ੍ਰੇਤੁ or Pret – as one who is attached to Maya (material or worldly consciousness…) , and …