Category Archives: Self, Soul

Two Minds

The Gurbani tells us that we Jeeva live in duality (Doojaa Bhaav, a dual existence, two-ness, ਦੁਚਿੱਤੀ-ਦੋ ਮੱਨ…). If we bravely and honestly examine our duality-ridden existence (Mayaic), we will …

What Is Searching Ownself

The Gurbani urges us to become the searcher (ਖੋਜੀ) – searcher of ownself… But the question is: What does it mean by “searching ownself”? In very simple terms, “searching ownself” …

Combat Against Own Self

The gurbani urges us that – day and night – we must combat against our own self (ਮੰਨ ਨੂੰ ਸਾਧ ਲੈਣਾਂ, ਵੱਸ ਵਿਚ ਕਰ ਲੈਣਾਂ, ਕਾਬੂ ਕਰ ਲੈਣਾਂ, ਜਿੱਤ ਲੈਣਾਂ…). …

What comes and goes is not Real

The Gurbani’s edict is what comes and goes is time-bound, thus unreal (“ਸੋ ਕਾਚੋ ਕਾਚਾ”). In other words, that which is Real never ends, and that which ends is not …

Crookedness of the Mind

Both the ocean and the wave are water. Waves arise at the surface of the ocean due to wind. If there is no wind created disturbance (e.g., deep below the …

What is Maya and how to transcend it

The Gurbani provides answers to spiritual inquiries such as: (1) What’s Maya? (2) How does Maya subjugate us mortals? (3) How can mortals transcend Maya?… First, what’s Maya? Maya’s delusive …

Aatam Tirath

Aatam (ਆਤਮ) = one’s own soul, personal, pertaining to one’s own self… Tirath (ਤੀਰਥ) = a sacred place, a place of pilgrimage, a holy spot, a shrine… Combining these two …