Category Archives: Haumai, Ego

Rabid Dog and Greed

The Gurbani says that the man is accompanied by one dog and two bitches — greed is the dog, and desires and avarice  (ਆਸਾ, ਤ੍ਰਿਸ਼ਨਾ, etc.) are the two bitches. …

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Step Onto My Path With Your Head In Hand

The Gurbani or the Wisdom of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) places emphasis and focus on our minds. For it’s the mind that needs to become Sikh, hence it’s …

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The World Is Consumed By Hidden Fire

The Gurbani compares this material world (Jagat, Sansaar) with a Jungle! Furthermore, the Gurbani tells us this world-jungle is burning! Consequently, there is chaos and confusion in the lives of …

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Pride Of Worldly Possessions Rots The Mind

In nutshell, pride corrupts man’s mind and intellect (pride => self-conceit, arrogance, haughtiness, consciousness of exalted position, Abhimaan-ਅਭਿਮਾਨ, Ahankaar-ਅਹੰਕਾਰ, Garab-ਗਰਬ, etc.). ਬਡੇ ਬਡੇ ਅਹੰਕਾਰੀਆ ਨਾਨਕ ਗਰਬਿ ਗਲੇ ॥੧॥: O Nanak! …

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Leave Ego And Shoes Outside!

The priorities of the Gurmat (Wisdom, Upadesh or Way of the SGGS) are totally different then the priorities of the mind which is ridden with  the false ego-sense (Haumai), doubt (Bharam), …

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Death Of Haumai Brings Sukha

The Gurbani tells us that killing of the Haumai-mind (ਆਪਾ-ਭਾਵ…) brings Sukha (Peace, Joy, Happiness, Anand, Bliss, Natural Ease…). ਕਬੀਰ ਸੋਈ ਮਾਰੀਐ ਜਿਹ ਮੂਐ ਸੁਖੁ ਹੋਇ ॥ ਭਲੋ ਭਲੋ ਸਭੁ …

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Combat Against Own Self

The gurbani urges us that – day and night – we must combat against our own self (ਮੰਨ ਨੂੰ ਸਾਧ ਲੈਣਾਂ, ਵੱਸ ਵਿਚ ਕਰ ਲੈਣਾਂ, ਕਾਬੂ ਕਰ ਲੈਣਾਂ, ਜਿੱਤ ਲੈਣਾਂ…). …

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Elephant-Mind

Spiritually speaking, when we talk about a wild elephant, its three main aspects come to light: (1) elephants’ lustful urges, (2) its conduct, which is like a drunkard being (3) …

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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, …

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Man minus ego becomes Godlike

A computer virus infects the computer and ruins it. To bring the computer back to its original state, removal of the virus and cleansing of any damage done by it …

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