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Category Archives: Understanding, ਸੂਝ-ਬੂਝ
The Gurbani has made beautiful use of many idioms (ਮੁਹਾਵਰੇ) throughout.
One of these idioms used in the Gurbani goes something like: Toe to Head (“ਨਖ ਸਿਖ”: ਨਖ = the nails or tips of toes, and ਸਿਖ = the top of head, etc.).
It simply means to … View Full Post »
The Gurbani is not meant to be merely read, listened, or memorized. After reading, listening, or memorizing it is meant to be Understood through the diligent Shabad-Vichaar, and ultimately applied to the daily life (i.e., live it-ਅਮਲ).
If a person is disease-stricken, his mere reading of … 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 »
As indicated by the following verses, one who has truly become the Gursikh, he reflects on the Gur-Giaan: Gurmat or Teaching (ਉਪਦੇਸ) of the Gurbani. He constantly bathes in the immaculate pool of the Gur-Giaan (Spiritual Wisdom). To put it otherwise, the SGGS indicates that … View Full Post »
The Gurbani has given us the markers – if we set these markers in our lives, then we should be able to ascertain as to if we are established in the Gurbani’s Eternal Truth (Sach-ਸਚ, Reality…) or not.
For example, Baabaaba Nanak says:
1) One knows the … View Full Post »