One knows the Truth only When

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 … Continue reading “One knows the Truth only When”

As is the intellect so does one understands

Bhagat Kabeer Sahib says: ਜਾ ਕੈ ਜੀਅ ਜੈਸੀ ਬੁਧਿ ਹੋਈ ॥ ਕਹਿ ਕਬੀਰ ਜਾਨੈਗਾ ਸੋਈ ॥੪੫॥: Jaa kai jea jaisee budhi hoee. Kahi Kabeer jaanegaa soee: Says Kabeer! As is the intellect … Continue reading “As is the intellect so does one understands”

Gurbani says do not call Vedas false

Hindus say “Kateb” (Quraan, etc.) are “Jhoothae-ਝੂਠੇ” (i.e., false, fictitious, untrue…). Muslim say the Hindu “Bed-ਬੇਦ”  (Vedas) are “Jhoothae”. The Gurgani tells both of them to cut it off and … Continue reading “Gurbani says do not call Vedas false”

Understanding Truth

The Search of Truth = (ਸਚ ਦੀ ਖੋਜ – Sach Dee Khoj) => Shabad-Vichaar => Understanding of Truth – true Understanding of the Gurbani (beyond its literal or worldly meanings: … Continue reading “Understanding Truth”

Demystify the Shabad

The strength of the soul is true Understanding (ਸੂਝ-ਬੂਝ), Wisdom, Aatam-Giaan, true contentment (ਸਚੁ ਸੰਤੋਖੁ / ਸਤੁ ਸੰਤੋਖੁ), and so on. The awakening of this strength within takes place when … Continue reading “Demystify the Shabad”

Gurbani’s wisdom is meant to be understood and lived

First, the Gurbani is meant to be thoroughly understood through the sincere Shabad-Vichaar. ਏਨਾ ਅਖਰਾ ਮਹਿ ਜੋ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਬੂਝੈ ਤਿਸੁ ਸਿਰਿ ਲੇਖੁ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥੨॥: Enaa akharaa mahi jo gurmukhi … Continue reading “Gurbani’s wisdom is meant to be understood and lived”

Riding the Horse of Self-Reflection

The Gurbani puts tremendous emphasis on Vichaar (e.g., Shabad-Vichaar, Reflections…). What is Vichaar? The Gurbani time and again indicates that “everything” is within (i.e., The Divine, Satgur, Mool…). The Divine … Continue reading “Riding the Horse of Self-Reflection”

Search, Seek and Understand

The Gur-Shabad tells us that the Gurbani is the subject of searching (ਖੋਜ) and understanding (ਬੂਝਿ). It is only with the Search (ਖੋਜ) and Understanding (ਬੂਝਿ) comes the Liberation, Emancipation, … Continue reading “Search, Seek and Understand”

Soojh Boojh

Khoj (ਖੋਜ-search) leads to Samajh (ਸਮਝ, ਸੋਚ, ਸੂਝ, ਸੁਧ, ਮੱਤ, ਹੋਸ, perception, grasp, intelligence, sanity, acuteness, understanding, reorganization, ਗੁਰ-ਸਬਦ ਨੂੰ ਪਛਾਣ ਲੈਣਾਂ/ਸਮਝ ਲੈਣਾਂ, etc.). Then comes Boojh (ਬੂਝ-Understanding, Comprehension, Realization, … Continue reading “Soojh Boojh”

Part 8: Stubborn Mindedness

Reading And Listening Scriptures In Stubbornness (ਮਨ ਹਠ) Today, in the Gurdawaaraa the page to page reading of Sri Guru Granth Sahib called Akhand-Paath is sold to the public in … Continue reading “Part 8: Stubborn Mindedness”