Don’t Take Anything At Face Value

The Gurmat (Wisdom, Upadesh or Way of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, SGGS) makes us  Wise (ਗਿਆਨਵਾਨ, ਤਰਕਸ਼ੀਲ, ਬਿਬੇਕੀ, ਪਾਰਖੂ …), NOT followers of blind faith (ਅੰਧ ਵਿਸ਼ਵਾਸ਼ੀ, ਸ਼ਰਧਾਵਾਨ). A … Continue reading“Don’t Take Anything At Face Value”

The Gurmukh Never Grows Old!

The Gurbani talks about two mentality-groups living together on earth: (1) the “rare” Gurmukhs (Daas, Bhagat, Jan…) who live the Divine Life, and (2) the rest – Manmukhs, Saakat, Mayadhaaree, … Continue reading“The Gurmukh Never Grows Old!”

Destruction Of Wall

Previous two posts talk about the use of idioms in the Gurbani. Since all human languages are dynamic, the current form of these idioms may not be exactly the same … Continue reading“Destruction Of Wall”

Path on Which the Water Woman is Plundered

When the subtler philosophical truth that has not been personally experienced, one cannot grasp it directly. However, with the help of allegories, metaphors and similes, the real nature of the … Continue reading“Path on Which the Water Woman is Plundered”

Discernment of a Giaanee

The Gurbani urges us to constantly inquire, reflect, contemplate, investigate, directly look into, etc. (i.e., Vichaar): Where I came from? Where did I originate, and where will I go and … Continue reading“Discernment of a Giaanee”