Category Archives: Life, Death, Mortality

The Real Death

The Gurbani repeatedly emphasizes that our physical body is born to finish or die, today or tomorrow. In other words, death is always hovering over one’s head. Just because the …

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A Long Journey!

The Gurbani is written at the level of the mind — it’s for the mind to reflect upon, understand it, and live it in daily life, here and now, not …

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Wring Hands

Bhagat Freed Sahib has used this idiom (ਮੁਹਾਵਰਾ) in one of the Shabads: ਤਪਿ ਤਪਿ ਲੁਹਿ ਲੁਹਿ ਹਾਥ ਮਰੋਰਉ ॥: Burning and burning (ਬਹੁਤ ਦੁਖੀ ਹੋ ਕੇ, ਖਪ ਖਪ ਕੇ), …

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Laahaa And Kufakarhe

Literally, “Laahaa” (“ਲਾਹਾ”) means profit, benefit, gain, etc. The Gurbani constantly reminds us that this human birth is meant for earning a specific Laahaa (ਖੱਟੀ ਖੱਟਣ) – the Spiritual Gain: …

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Enjoy the Grass Before it Grows on Top of You!

Pride is one of the “five” (i.e., evil passions, Bikaars…). The Gurbani time and again reminds us to get rid of all Bikaars, including “pride”. For example, Bhagat Kabeer Sahib …

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Game of Life

The Gurbani indicates that each Jeeva’s life (each individual life) in itself is a game (“ਖੇਲ” =Khel, “ਖੇਡ” = Khed…). We have come into this world to play this game …

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Living Dead

“First”, the Gurbani urges us to accept that death of our physical body is inevitable. Therefore, we are time and again reminded: whatever is born will die. For example, this …

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Comparing Life to Others’

We are all actors on this stage of the life. Since life is a journey, during this journey on earth, we all play our unique role. At the end of …

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Ultimate Purpose of Human Birth

From One (Saabat, Joti-Svaroopa, Embodiment of the Divine Light…), we became two (divided, fragmented, two like a split grain or seed-ਦਲੀ ਹੋਈ ਦਾਲ ਵਾਂਗ ਦੋ ਫਾੜ…). This division or duality …

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Victory and Defeat

The Gurbani indicates that we do not know what the victory is and what the defeat is. Such is the condition of the Saakat or the Manmukh (self-willed, who lives …

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