Category Archives: Joti-Svaroopa, Awarenrss

Try To Be Better Than Yourself!

Enlightenment, Freedom, Liberation is to know one’s true self (Jot Saroop, True Nature, Mool, Reality)! So, instead of expecting others to change, the Gurbani’s wisdom teaches focusing on being better …

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Not Liable For Change

The Gurbani says we are THAT — “Joti Saroopu-ਜੋਤਿ ਸਰੂਪੁ”! The Gurbani reminds us that we as “Joti Saroopu” (“ਜੋਤਿ ਸਰੂਪੁ”) are not separate from the Supreme Reality. Therefore, the …

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Mind That Gives Up Hunger For Maya Realizes Its Mool

The Gurbani tells us that our mind is Joti-svaroopa. ਇਉ ਕਹੈ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਮਨ ਤੂੰ ਜੋਤਿ ਸਰੂਪੁ ਹੈ ਅਪਣਾ ਮੂਲੁ ਪਛਾਣੁ ॥੫॥  (sggs 441). Although the mind is Joti-svaroopa, but when …

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ਮੂਲ – Mool

The Gurbani tells us that the very purpose of this human birth is to Recognize or Understand our True Nature (ਅਪਣੇ ਅਸਲੀ ਸਰੂਪ ਨੂੰ ਪਛਾਣ ਲੈਣਾਂ), and thus become One with our Mool ( ਮੂਲ : Source, Origin, Jot, Reality, ਅਸਲਾ…) within. Once we become One with our Mool within (i.e., become Saabat-Soorat: ਸਾਬਤ ਸੂਰਤਿ…), then we become One with everything else.

  • ਇਉ ਕਹੈ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਮਨ ਤੂੰ ਜੋਤਿ ਸਰੂਪੁ ਹੈ ਅਪਣਾ ਮੂਲੁ ਪਛਾਣੁ ॥੫॥: Thus says Nanak – O mind! Your “Saroop” (form, nature, identity…) is “Joti” (Divine Light). (O mind!) Recognize your Mool (Source, Jot, Origin, Reality…) ||5|| (sggs 441).
  • ਮੂਲੁ ਨ ਬੂਝਹਿ ਆਪਣਾ ਸੇ ਪਸੂਆ ਸੇ ਢੋਰ ਜੀਉ ॥: Moolu na boojhahi aapanaa se pasooaa se dhor jeeou: Those who do not understand their own Mool (Source, Origin, Jot…); they are beasts and they are cattle (i.e., great fools of animal intellect-ਡੰਗਰ ਬੁਧੀ ਵਾਲੇ ਮਹਾਂ ਮੂਰਖ)! (sggs 751).

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Nature of Joti-Svaroopa

The Gurbani tries many ways to drive away our ignorance. Furthermore, it stresses many ways the gains (Laahaa-ਲਾਹਾ) of imbibing in the True Knowledge (ਸੱਚ ਦਾ ਗਿਆਨ, Aatam-Giaan, Gur-Giaan, Shabad-Giaan, …

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