Category Archives: Joti-Svaroopa, Awarenrss

Raam of the Gurmat

The word “Raam” has two aspects in Gurmat (Wisdom, Upadesh or Way of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, SGGS). It’s emphasized by the SGGS to recognize the difference between both — …

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ਮੂਲ – Mool

The Gurbani reminds us the very purpose of human birth — Recognizing or Understanding our True Nature (ਅਪਣੇ ਅਸਲੀ ਸਰੂਪ ਨੂੰ ਪਛਾਣ ਲੈਣਾਂ), and thus become One with the Mool …

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We Are Neither The Body Nor The Mind

All forms are a result of the play of the five elements or Maya, including the human body. With the form of the body, false ego-sense appears. All human sufferings …

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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 Saroop(u)-ਜੋਤਿ ਸਰੂਪੁ”! The Gurbani reminds us that we as “Joti Saroop(u)” (“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-saroop(u)”. ਇਉ ਕਹੈ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਮਨ ਤੂੰ ਜੋਤਿ ਸਰੂਪੁ ਹੈ ਅਪਣਾ ਮੂਲੁ ਪਛਾਣੁ ॥੫॥: Thus says Nanak – O mind! You are “Joti …

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Nature of Joti-Svaroopa

The Gurbani tries many ways guiding us in driving away our ignorance. Furthermore, it stresses many ways the gains (Laahaa-ਲਾਹਾ) of imbibing in the True Knowledge (Divine Wisdom, ਸੱਚ ਦਾ ਗਿਆਨ, …

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Mind Reconciles Mind

The mind is dual power. If we want to put it in words (for the discussion purposes): the lower mind and the Higher Mind. In other words, a part of …

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Being Awake and Aware Defined

The life or this world has illusory (Mayaic) quality to it. ਮਨਮੁਖ ਹਉਮੈ ਮਾਇਆ ਸੂਤੇ ॥ ਅਪਣਾ ਘਰੁ ਨ ਸਮਾਲਹਿ ਅੰਤਿ ਵਿਗੂਤੇ: The self-willed Manmukhs are asleep (i.e., unaware of …

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