Category Archives: Life, Death, Mortality

A Long Journey — Cycle of Birth and Death!

First, in order to impart the Truth (ਸਚ) to masses, all the 35 contributors of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) have used terms that were prevalent and prevailing at …

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Two Types of Living And Dying

The Wisdom of the Gurbani indicates two kinds of living — life, existence, state, “ਜੀਵਨਾ-Jeevanaa“: Living at the body-level (i.e., Maya) Living at the Aatmaa or soul-level (i.e., the Gurmukh …

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Oblivious To The Passage Of Time

Time is merciless, inexorable, and cruel. Full of destructive tricks, time is the greatest magician! All the hopes and enjoyment of man in this world are consistently destroyed by the …

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Birth Is The Proof Of Impending Death

As sunrise is the proof of immanent sunset or as the morning is the proof of approaching night, similarly, birth of an entity is the proof of it’s impending death. …

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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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Battle Of Life Is Waged Moment To Moment

One of personal choices made will shape not only one’s own life, but also the world. Thus goes the ceaseless battle of life! This battle of life consists of a …

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Gurbani Says Help Yourself To Realize The Ultimate Purpose Of Life

The Gurbani reminds us that the purpose (“Kaaj“) of human life is to realize one’s Mool (Source, Jot, Prabhu, Hari, Raam, Gobind, Allah…), within. Furthermore, the Gurbani places great emphasis …

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Waiting For Retirement To Take To Spirituality?

The Gurbani’s edict (ਫੈਸਲਾ) is: It will not work — we will not be able to take to it. Why? Because, we will have new problems in the way then! …

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Death Is Not To Be Feared

The mind finds it hard to accept the idea that existence contains life and also death. However, life is not logical as the mind! The reality is: If there is …

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To Be Born Is One Thing But To Be Truly Alive Quite Another!

The Gurbani’s edict (ਫੈਸਲਾ) is that unless one is spiritually Awakened, he is not yet alive — he is as dead (Aatmac Maut-ਆਤਮਕ ਮੌਤੇ ਮਰਿਆ)! Consider the following verses (and …

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