Category Archives: World, Sansar

The World Is Consumed By Hidden Fire

The Gurbani compares this material world (Jagat, Sansaar) with a Jungle! Furthermore, the Gurbani tells us this world-jungle is burning! Consequently, there is chaos and confusion in the lives of …

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Bhav Saagar

The Gurbani mentions (1) Sukh Saagar (“ਸੁਖ ਸਾਗਰ”), and (2) Bhav Saagar (ਭਵ ਸਾਗਰ). What is this Bhav Saagar (ਭਵ ਸਾਗਰ)? Literally, “Bhav – ਭਵ ” = Maya, world, material …

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Conquer The Mind, Conquer The World

“ਮਨਿ ਜੀਤੈ ਜਗੁ ਜੀਤੁ” (Mani jeetai jagu jeetu, sggs 6) are very popular and often quoted words from the Gurbani, which essentially indicates that if you conquer the mind, you …

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To A Brahm Giaanee, All Is Tamaashaa: Entertainment

The Gurbani says: ਆਪੇ ਕੀਤੋ ਖੇਲੁ ਤਮਾਸਾ ॥: Himself stages the wondrous Play and Show (of this world). (sggs 1033). ਚਿਲਿਮਿਲਿ ਬਿਸੀਆਰ ਦੁਨੀਆ ਫਾਨੀ ॥: The (glitter or splendor) of …

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Seeing the world as the Gurbani sees it

The Gurmat (i.e., the Aatam-Giaan, Bibek-Budhi – ਆਤਮ ਗਿਆਨ, ਬਿਬੇਕ ਬੁਧਿ – of the Gurbani…) is meant to be thoroughly understood and applied. ਫਰੀਦਾ ਅਮਲ ਜਿ ਕੀਤੇ ਦੁਨੀ ਵਿਚਿ ਦਰਗਹ …

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Hukam and Dynamic Universe

This universe is dynamic – ever changing. Nothing here stays forever. Everything we see is changeful, fleeting, impermanent, ephemeral, perishable, or disappearing. Nothing our physical eyes can see in it …

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The Illusory World

The Gurbani (and other Indian scriptures) calls this created universe “Jhooth” (false or fake), “Mithyaa or Bharam” (illusion), and ” Supanaa” (dream). Calling this universe or material world false, illusion …

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Bridge Linking Sansaar and Niraakaar

In this material world, bridges (“ਸੇਤੁ”) are seen built to go acrooss something. For example, a bridge is a link between one side of the river to the other side. …

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Enchanting World-Picture

In the Gurbani, this Sansaar — material world, the place of repeated suffering — is likened to the safflower. It’s deceptively enchanting, full of repeated pain and suffering, and ephemeral. …

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Ways of the World

The Gurbani urges us to renounce ways of the worldly people-ਲੋਗਾ ਰੀਤਿ: ਪ੍ਰਥਮੇ ਤਿਆਗੀ ਹਉਮੈ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ॥ ਦੁਤੀਆ ਤਿਆਗੀ ਲੋਗਾ ਰੀਤਿ ॥ Prathme tiaagee haumai preet …: (After having tasted …

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