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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 come to realize that the Gurbani’s edict is very true.
At the present, we are cracked, … View Full Post »
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” is the search of one’s Mool within (ਅਪਣੇ ਮੂਲ ਨੂੰ ਖੋਜਣਾਂ, ਆਪਣੇ ਆਤਮਕ ਜੀਵਨ ਦੀ ਪਰਖ, … View Full Post »
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…).
That is, the Gurbani asks we must constantly struggle with our own mind (Haumai, false ego-sense…).
ਅਨਦਿਨ … View Full Post »
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 Real.
Anything that is time-bound cannot be Eternal, hence not Real. To be Real means to … View Full Post »
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 surface of the ocean), there will be no waves. Hence waves are disturbance at the … View Full Post »