Churning The Gurbani

The Gurbani is the source of  Wisdom (Giaan, ਉਚੀ ਮਤ, ਸਮਝ… ) which we can apply to mend our conditioned minds (thinking-ਸੋਚ). Hence, it’s NOT meant to be ritualistic or … Continue reading “Churning The Gurbani”

Pujaaree System Wants People Remain Ignorant, Fearful, Ritualistic…

There is an Indian proverb that goes something like this: Where the greedy people live, there a cheat or a swindler (ਠਗ, thug, trickster, etc.) will never starve. A cheat … Continue reading “Pujaaree System Wants People Remain Ignorant, Fearful, Ritualistic…”

Rabid Dog and Greed

The Gurbani says that the man is accompanied by one dog and two bitches — greed is the dog, and desires and avarice  (ਆਸਾ, ਤ੍ਰਿਸ਼ਨਾ, etc.) are the two bitches. … Continue reading “Rabid Dog and Greed”

Ghost-Pret Defined

The majority of us talk about ghosts and goblin or Bhoot-Pret as heard from manufactured stories, or as seen in movies and t.v. serials, or Pakhand, etc. However we seldom … Continue reading “Ghost-Pret Defined”

Gurbani Speaks of One Universal Dharma of Virtues

The Gurbani says the Truth or Divine is One. Since the Divine (Universal Energy, Law of Nature…) is One, the Dharma is also One — the Universal Dharma of “Sach-ਸਚ-Truth” … Continue reading “Gurbani Speaks of One Universal Dharma of Virtues”

Siropa

Generally of orange or saffron color, a Siropa (pronounced Siropaa – ਸਿਰੋਪਾ ) is a garment, scarf or a length of cloth. You might have often seen Siropa  giving/taking ceremonies … Continue reading “Siropa”

Gursikhs Solve the Riddle

As indicated by the following verses, one who has truly become the Gursikh (i.e. a student or learner of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, SGGS), he searches the Gur-Shabad and … Continue reading “Gursikhs Solve the Riddle”

So Thaan Suhaavaa

What is essential to know is what most of us do not know: Virtues, Wisdom, Gur-Giaan, Shabad-Giaan,  Brahm-Giaan, Bibek-Budhi… Unfortunately, most of the translations and interpretations of the Sri Guru … Continue reading “So Thaan Suhaavaa”

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 — … Continue reading “Raam of the Gurmat”

Gurbani Asks Us To Investigate Mind

The Gurbani asks us to (Spiritually) inquire into this mind (“Khoj-ਖੋਜ” = search, investigation, exploration, quest, finding examination, inquiry, and so on). Since the Gurbani is timeless, we can apply … Continue reading “Gurbani Asks Us To Investigate Mind”