Category Archives: Rituals, Karamkaand

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 …

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Gurbani Disapproves Telling Beads

The edict of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) is that telling beads or counting beads is worthless — “Phokat”, of no value, etc. Accordingly, counting beads is disapproved (ਨਿਖੇਧੀ) …

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Crowds of people follow the path of Pakhand

The Gurbani asserts crowds and crowds of people are attracted to the path of Pakhandvaad (ਪਖੰਡਵਾਦ) in the world — the path of Karamkaand (empty rituals …), the path of hypocrisy, …

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It Is The Mind That Should Bathe In The Pool Of Spiritual Knowledge

The Gurbani stresses on the importance and need of Internal Cleanliness and not the external one. Because, it’s the mind that must become pure and truthful. As far as the …

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Veneration Of Dead Brings No Good To Dead Or Others

It’s not that the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) rejects only religious Karamkaand (rituals), but the Truth is It rejects all sorts of Karamkaand (rituals). For example, the SGGS rejects …

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Gurbani On Religious Paraphernalia

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) rejects decorating the mortal or transitory human body with religious paraphernalia. Because, in the end, when the dead body is placed on pyre or …

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Uphill Climb

It’s relatively easy to walk downhill. But not so easy to climb uphill! The Way of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (Gurmati, Shabad-Upadesh, spiritual Wisdom of the Gurbani, Brahm-Giaan…) is …

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Gurbani Rescinds Eclipse Rituals

On August 21, 2017, there was a memorable event in the U.S. — a total eclipse of the sun was visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses the United …

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Gurmat Can Only Be Begotten Through Shabad Vichaar

The Gurbani teaches that Gurmat is born, gained, or begotten through the Shabad-Vichaar. In other words, the eyes of Vichaar are needed to see the true Beauty and Nature (Saroop) of …

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Gurbani Stresses On The Importance Of Internal Cleanliness And Not The External One

The Gurbani has attached paramount importance to the necessity of internal cleanliness, not the external one. ਬਾਹਰਿ ਮਲੁ ਧੋਵੈ ਮਨ ਕੀ ਜੂਠਿ ਨ ਜਾਏ ॥: Outwardly, he (hypocrite) washes off …

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