Crookedness of the Mind

Both the ocean and the wave are water. Waves arise at the surface of the ocean due to wind. If there is no wind created disturbance (e.g., deep below the … Continue reading “Crookedness of the Mind”

Weighing the Egotism

Egotism = Haumai… We routinely hear about egotism (Haumai). At the same time, we also hear that we need to eradicate egotism (Haumai) to Realize God. But, how can someone … Continue reading “Weighing the Egotism”

Part 11: Stubborn Mindedness

Counting Beads: The edict of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) is that telling beads or counting beads is worthless — “Phokat”, of no value, etc. Read More >>

Egolessness Is Beauty

Egolessness = Haumai-lessness or the consciousness of no-Haimai Ego or Haumai is ugly. Therefore, when the consciousness of Ego or Haumai predominates in someone, ugliness is also predominant for sure … Continue reading “Egolessness Is Beauty”

Our Haumai-Ego-Kills Our True Nature

The Gurbani tells us that the man’s Essential Nature is Jot Saroop which is Beauty, Original, Whole (Saabat), Light, Pure Consciousness (i.e., Unconditioned or Untainted), and so on. The Gurbani challenges us … Continue reading “Our Haumai-Ego-Kills Our True Nature”

The Miser

A miser is essentially a greedy person. A miser person (Soom) is also called “Kirapan” in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS). As he serves only Maya, consequently, the “Kirapan” … Continue reading “The Miser”

Unburdening Process

The Gurbani tells us that the false ego-sense (Haumai) is the great crushing burden we Jeeva (embodied beings) carry around. This life is a chance given to us to unburden … Continue reading “Unburdening Process”

Pride Corrupts and Causes Downfall

Pride is one of the powerful Bikaars (negative tendencies, passions…). As long as we have pride, it will impede the Divine Grace. While modesty and humility are traits to be … Continue reading “Pride Corrupts and Causes Downfall”

Rituals Bind Us in Egotism

The Gurbani thunders from the top of its voice that the performance of rituals bind people in more and more false ego-sense (Haumai). Why? Because the chronic disease of this … Continue reading “Rituals Bind Us in Egotism”

Small Pool vs. Ocean

ਕਬੀਰ ਥੋਰੈ ਜਲਿ ਮਾਛੁਲੀ ਝੀਵਰਿ ਮੇਲਿਓ ਜਾਲੁ ॥ ਇਹ ਟੋਘਨੈ ਨ ਛੂਟਸਹਿ ਫਿਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਸਮੁੰਦੁ ਸਮ੍ਹ੍ਹਾਲਿ ॥੪੯॥:  O Kabeer! (if) the fish dwells in the shallow water; (then) the Jheevar … Continue reading “Small Pool vs. Ocean”