Rol Ghacholaa

The Gurbani tells us that a “Mayadhaaree” mind is nothing but “Rol Ghacholaa“.

“Mayadhaaree” (“ਮਾਇਆਧਾਰੀ”) => one attached to Maya, a mammon worshipper, etc.

Rol Ghacholaa” (“ਰੋਲ ਘਚੋਲਾ”) => uproar, tumult, noise of Maya, noise of Haumai, noise of doubts (Bharam), noise of Bikaar, noise of ignorance, clamour of self-will, commotion of foolishness, ਰੌਲਾ-ਗੌਲਾ, ਫੂੰ-ਫਾਂ, etc.

  • ਮਾਇਆਧਾਰੀ ਅਤਿ ਅੰਨਾ ਬੋਲਾ ॥ ਸਬਦੁ ਨ ਸੁਣਈ ਬਹੁ ਰੋਲ ਘਚੋਲਾ ॥: One who is attached to Maya is (spiritually) very much blind and deaf (to the Gur-Shabad…). (In such conditioned state), he is unable to listen (i.e., don’t pay attention…) to the Shabad; (but, in love or hunger of Maya) he makes much uproar and tumult (ਰੌਲਾ-ਗੌਲਾ, noise, chatter, etc.). (sggs 313).

The Gurbani also tells us that a Mayadhaaree mind is none other than a Manmukh or a Saakat (i.e., the opposite of a Gurmukh, Daas, Jan, Bhagat…).

  • ਮਨਮੁਖ ਮੂੜ ਮਾਇਆ ਚਿਤ ਵਾਸੁ ॥: Residence of the consciousness of the foolish Manmukh is Maya (sggs 222).
  • ਸਾਕਤ ਬਧਿਕ ਮਾਇਆਧਾਰੀ ਤਿਨ ਜਮ ਜੋਹਨਿ ਲਾਗੇ ॥: Saakat badhik Mayadhaaree… (sggs 172).
  • ਗੁਣ ਵਿਹੂਣ ਮਾਇਆ ਮਲੁ ਧਾਰੀ ॥: Gun vihoon Maya Malu Dhaaree (sggs 367).
  • ਕਰਮੁ ਨ ਜਾਣਾ ਧਰਮੁ ਨ ਜਾਣਾ ਲੋਭੀ ਮਾਇਆਧਾਰੀ ॥: Karamu n jaanaa… (sggs 624).
  • ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਕਰਿ ਮਲੁ ਧੋਵੈ ਓਹੁ ਮਲਭਖੁ ਮਾਇਆਧਾਰੀ ॥: Nindak nindaa… (sggs 507).

Such Mayaic mind can only spit out “Rol Ghacholaa” — “ਰੋਲ ਘਚੋਲਾ”! That’s all it knows!

Because, in the mind tied to the knot of the three qualitied-Maya (Trikuti), there can be nothing but “Rol Ghacholaa” — “ਰੋਲ ਘਚੋਲਾ”!

  • ਝੂਠਾ ਮਾਇਆ ਕਾ ਸਭੁ ਸੋਰੁ ॥: All the tumult of Maya is false (i.e., fleeting, temporary…). (sggs 178).
  • ਰਾਚਿ ਰਹੇ ਬਨਿਤਾ ਬਿਨੋਦ ਕੁਸਮ ਰੰਗ ਬਿਖ ਸੋਰ ॥: Raachi rahe… (sggs 251).
  • ਡਰਿ ਡਰਿ ਡਰਣਾ ਮਨ ਕਾ ਸੋਰੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: Dari dari darana man kaa soru (sggs 151).

Next, the questionn is: Why Maya is able to create all this tumult in the mind of a Mayadhaaree (Manmukh, Saakat…) in the first place?

The reason — according to the Gurbani — is that such mind is unwilling and uninterested in Shabad-Vichaar or the Divine Knowledge (Naam, Shabad, Hukam…), etc. Devoid of the Divine Knowledge or the Divine Virtues, one remains a Mayadhaaree — mammon worshipper (“ਮਾਇਆਧਾਰੀ”, “ਮਾਇਆ ਕੈ ਬਿਉਹਾਰੀ”)! As a result, A Mayadhaaree mind remains full of “Rol Ghacholaa” — “ਰੋਲ ਘਚੋਲਾ”!

As a result, such Mayadhaaree mind remains attached to Maya instead of its Mool (Source, Jot, Shabad…)!

  • ਸੇ ਮਨਮੁਖ ਜੋ ਸਬਦ ਨ ਪਛਾਨਹਿ ॥:  They alone are Manmukhs who do not realize the Shabad (sggs 1054).
  • ਮਨਮੁਖ ਮੂਲਹੁ ਭੁਲਿਆ ਵਿਚਿ ਲਬੁ ਲੋਭੁ ਅਹੰਕਾਰੁ ॥: Manmukh moolahu bhuliaa… (sggs 316).
  • ਮਨਮੁਖੁ ਅੰਧਾ ਆਵੈ ਜਾਇ ॥ ਬਿਨੁ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਭੇਟੇ ਥਾਇ ਨ ਪਾਇ ॥ : Manmukhu andhaa… (sggs 314).

Thus, a Mayadhaaree remains separated from its Mool from the begining. As such, a Mayadhaaree does not know how to transcend Maya, or how to even undertake this quest in the first place.

  • ਮੁੰਢਹੁ ਭੁਲੇ ਮੁੰਢ ਤੇ ਕਿਥੈ ਪਾਇਨਿ ਹਥੁ ॥: Mondhahu bhule mundh te… (sggs315).

Furthermore, as repeatedly indicated in he Gurbani, Truth (Sach-ਸਚ) and Mayadhaaree’s falsehood cannot mix. In other words, a Mayaic mind (Jhoothaaa, false, Mayaic, Bikaaree…) and Truth cannot unite, or become One.

  • ਵਿਚਿ ਸਚੇ ਕੂੜੁ ਨ ਗਡਈ ਮਨਿ ਵੇਖਹੁ ਕੋ ਨਿਰਜਾਸਿ ॥: Check it out and see in your mind — falsehood does not mix in Truth. (sggs 313).
  • ਮਨੁ ਮੈਲਾ ਸਚੁ ਨਿਰਮਲਾ ਕਿਉ ਕਰਿ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਜਾਇ ॥: Manu mailaa sachu nirmala… (sggs 755).
  • ਮਨਮੁਖੁ ਸਚਿ ਨ ਭੀਜਈ ਕੂੜੁ ਕੂੜਿ ਗਡਾਵੈ ॥੪॥: Manmukhu sachi n bheejaee… (sggs 419).
  • ਝੂਠਿ ਨ ਪਤੀਐ ਪਰਚੈ ਸਾਚੈ ॥: Jhooth n pateeai parachai saache (sggs 872).

As a consequent, a Mayadhaaree (Mamukh or Saakat) ends up just churning “water” (Maya…) in his life instead of churning the Gurbani (Shabad-Vichaar) for extracting the “butter” of Brahm-Giaan from it.

  • ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਬੋਲੈ ਤਤੁ ਬਿਰੋਲੈ ਚੀਨੈ ਅਲਖ ਅਪਾਰੋ ॥ ਤ੍ਰੈ ਗੁਣ ਮੇਟੈ ਸਬਦੁ ਵਸਾਏ ਤਾ ਮਨਿ ਚੂਕੈ ਅਹੰਕਾਰੋ ॥: By becoming the Gurmukh, (who) speaks and churns the Essence (Tatt Giaan-ਤੱਤ ਗਿਆਨ), and realizes the Unseen, the Infinite (Mool). When one enshrines the Shabad within, he eradicates (the spell of) the three qualities of Maya from his mind, and then his mind is rid of egotism (sggs 944).
  • ਜਲੁ ਬਿਲੋਵੈ ਜਲੁ ਮਥੈ ਤਤੁ ਲੋੜੈ ਅੰਧੁ ਅਗਿਆਨਾ ॥: The mortal who stirs the water, and (always) churns the water in hope to obtain butter, is blind (ਅਕਲੋਂ-mentally blind), ignorant. (sggs 1009).

The result is: “Rol Ghacholaa” (“ਰੋਲ ਘਚੋਲਾ”)!

  • ਮਨਮੁਖੁ ਸਦ ਹੀ ਕੂੜੋ ਬੋਲੈ ਬਿਖੁ ਬੀਜੈ ਬਿਖੁ ਖਾਏ ॥: Manmukhu sada hee koorhoo bolai… (sggs 753).

Because, spiritually speaking, a Mayadhaaree (Manmukh, Saakat…) is very much blind (ignorant) and deaf to the Gur-Shabad, Gur-Giaan, Upadesh (“ਅੰਨਾ ਬੋਲਾ-Annaa Bolaa“). Since a Mayadhaaree behaves as deaf to the Divine Knowledge of the Gur-Shabad, his wisdom (Giaan) and intellect (Budh) continually descend, or deplete.

  • ਅੰਨਾ ਬੋਲਾ ਖੁਇ ਉਝੜਿ ਪਾਇ ॥: (The Manmukh is spiritually) blind and deaf; so lost, (he) wanders on evil course.
  • ਅੰਨਾ ਬੋਲਾ ਕਿਛੁ ਨਦਰਿ ਨ ਆਵੈ ਮਨਮੁਖ ਪਾਪਿ ਪਚਾਵਣਿਆ ॥੪॥: Annaa bola… (sggs 111).
  • ਮੂਰਖ ਅੰਧੇ ਤ੍ਰੈ ਗੁਣ ਸੇਵਹਿ ਮਾਇਆ ਕੈ ਬਿਉਹਾਰੀ ॥: Moorakh andhe… (sggs 1246).

Sadly — but this is the fact — Gurdwaras in the world are occupied or controlled by these Mayadhaaree for Golak (money…), name, power, fame, freeloading, etc.!

The result is in front of us: violent clashes in Gurdwaras (including Takhats); corruption, foolishness, total neglect of dissemination of the Gurbani in its true perspective…!

  • ਥਾਨਸਟ ਜਗ ਭਰਿਸਟ ਹੋਏ ਡੂਬਤਾ ਇਵ ਜਗੁ ॥: Thaanasatt jag bharisat hoae doobataa iv jagu (sggs 662).
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  1. Prakash s Bagga

    Refering to this fact as:

    Sadly — but this is the fact — Gurdwaras in the world are occupied or controlled by these Mayadhaaree for Golak (money…), name, power, fame, freeloading, etc.!

    The result is in front of us: violent clashes in Gurdwaras (including Takhats); corruption, foolishness, total neglect of dissemination of the Gurbani in its true prospective…!

    This should be taken as:
    Sikhs have learnt nothing from Gurbani and are back to Zero-zero.

    • Thank you Bhai Sahib Jio for taking the time to share your Vichaar.
      The Gurbani roars that a person entranced by Maya (i.e., Mayadhaaree, ਮਾਇਆ ਦਾ ਠੱਗਿਆ ਹੋਇਆ…) cannot Understand:
      • ਕੈਸੇ ਬੂਝੈ ਜਬ ਮੋਹਿਆ ਹੈ ਮਾਇਆ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: Kaiase boojhai jab mohiaa hai maya ||Rahaaou|| (sggs 92).

      And the result is that such person practices falsehood, speaks falsehood, and so attached to falsehood, becomes false:
      • ਕੂੜੁ ਕਮਾਵੈ ਕੂੜੁ ਉਚਰੈ ਕੂੜਿ ਲਗਿਆ ਕੂੜੁ ਹੋਇ ॥: Koorhu kamaavai koorhu ouchaarai… (sggs 316).

  2. Prakash s Bagga

    From Gurbani one can know that NO ONE IS MAYADHAAREE OF HIS OWN as is clear from
    a Quote as
    “LIV DHATu DUI RAH HAE HUKAMEE KAAR KAMAAYI SGGS ji pp87
    Prabhu has created two ways
    One WAY TO NAAMu and
    Other WAY TO MAYAA
    As per will of Prabhu one is following the way.

    • Thank you Bhai Sahib Ji for taking the time to comment.

      We must realize the fact that the Gurbani is a Brahm-Giaan (Divine Knowledge, Wisdom)… NOT a chart to live a lifestyle of Mayadhaaree (Manmukh, Saakat, etc.)!
      Are you saying the verse you quoted gives people license to chose or live a life of Mayadhaaree?
      Does it mean then we have no responsibility to mend the ways of our mind?
      NO, the Gurbani does not say that.
      But, your comment does not make it clear, and thus (the way you have quoted the verse in your comment) gives rise to tremendous confusion and contradiction, to say the least.
      First, no verse of the Gurbani grants us license to chose or live a lifestyle of a Mayadhaaree.
      To the contrary, the Gurbani on every page tells us NOT to do that – NOT to adopt the way of Maya.
      Because, as per the Gurbani’s repeated Message, we have come into this world NOT to adopt or continue the way of Maya (“ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ – Parvirti”).
      Instead, as per the Gurbani’s repeated Message, we are to follow the Way of the Naam (“ਨਿਰਵਿਰਤਿ – Niravirati”) by transcending Maya.
      The Gurbani roars that by becoming the Gurmukh we must understand these two paths and chose to right one.
      • ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਨਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਪਛਾਣੈ ॥: By becoming the Gurmukh, (one) knows Paravirti and Niravirti – ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਨਿਰਵਿਰਤਿ (sggs 941).
      Because, if we become the Gurmukh, then we will realize that the way of Maya is destructive. This is the Gurbani’s addict:
      • ਪ੍ਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਮਾਰਗੰ ਵਰਤੰਤਿ ਬਿਨਾਸਨੰ ॥: Engrossed in worldly ways (“ਪ੍ਰਵਿਰਤਿ-Pravirati”), one is ruined (sggs 1355).
      Hence, according to the Gurbani, the purpose of life is to accumulate (gain, earn, practice…) “Naam”, NOT Maya!
      • ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਨਿਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਹਾਠਾ ਦੋਵੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਧਰਮੁ ਫਿਰੈ ਰੈਬਾਰਿਆ ॥ ਮਨਮੁਖ ਕਚੇ ਕੂੜਿਆਰ ਤਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹੀ ਨਿਹਚਉ ਦਰਗਹ ਹਾਰਿਆ ॥: Paravirti (ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ: ਜਗਤ ਦੇ ਧੰਧਿਆਂ ਵਿਚ ਖਚਿਤ ਹੋਣਾ, worldly ways or activities, attachment or obsession with Maya, possesiveness, etc.) and Niravirati (ਨਿਰਵਿਰਤਿ: ਦੁਨੀਆ ਤੋਂ ਉਪਰਾਮ ਰਹਿਣਾ, ਜਗਤ ਤੋਂ ਨਿਰਲੇਪ ਰਹਿਣਾ, to remain detached from the world or Maya, etc.) are the two paths (ways, etc.); Dharma is the Guide between the two. (But) the foolish Manmukhs deal only with the filth (of Parvirti); they surely end up losing the Spiritual Realm. (sggs 1280).
      Also, According to the Gurbani, to chose the right Way of living is our responsibility (“ਆਪਣ ਹਥੀ…”), NOT the responsibility of any third party or any outside agency! As per the Gurbani, whatever is outside is also within!
      • ਆਪਣ ਹਥੀ ਆਪਣਾ ਆਪੇ ਹੀ ਕਾਜੁ ਸਵਾਰੀਐ ॥੨੦॥: Aapan hathee aapanaa aape hee kaaju savaareeai ||20 (sggs 474).
      • ਮਨ ਸਮਝਾਵਨ ਕਾਰਨੇ ਕਛੂਅਕ ਪੜੀਐ ਗਿਆਨ ॥੫॥: To instruct the mind (ਉੱਚੇ ਜੀਵਨ ਦੀ ਸੂਝ ਦੇਣ ਵਾਸਤੇ-to raise the Consciousness to the High Plane, one) ought to study Divine Knowledge (ਉੱਚੀ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਵਾਲੀ ਬਾਣੀ…) to some extent. ||5|| (sggs 340).
      • ਸਿਖੀ ਸਿਖਿਆ ਗੁਰ ਵੀਚਾਰਿ ॥: Sikhee sikhiaa gur veechaari (sggs 465).
      Thus, in nutshell, the Gurbani urges us to practice the Way of the “Hukam” (the Way of the Naam or Shabad – the Gurmukh Lifestyle, the Divine Life…).
      • ਪਰਵਿਰਤੀ ਨਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਪਛਾਣੈ ॥ ਗੁਰ ਕੈ ਸੰਗਿ ਸਬਦਿ ਘਰੁ ਜਾਣੈ ॥: (While living in the midst of this world or Maya) one who realizes Parvirti (ਪਰਵਿਰਤੀ: ਜਗਤ ਦੇ ਧੰਧਿਆਂ ਵਿਚ ਖਚਿਤ ਹੋਣਾ, worldly ways or activities, attachment or obsession with Maya, possesiveness, etc.), and Narvirti (ਨਰਵਿਰਤਿ: ਦੁਨੀਆ ਤੋਂ ਉਪਰਾਮ ਰਹਿਣਾ, ਜਗਤ ਤੋਂ ਨਿਰਲੇਪ ਰਹਿਣਾ, to remain detached from the world or Maya, etc.), knows the Home (of his own self within, Nij Ghar…) through the Gur-Shabad (sggs 1027).
      • ਏਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਹੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਦੀਆ ਬੁਝਾਇ ਜੀਉ ॥੫॥ (sggs 72).
      • ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਨਾਮਿ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਹੋਈ ॥ (sggs 117).

      Although two ways (paths) are available to us, but the Gurbani makes it very clear as to which one to chose or practice! We canno blame the “Hukam” if we chose the wrong way of life.

  3. Prakash s Bagga

    Respected Veer T Singh Jeeo,You have probably misunderstood the intent of the Quote.as put by your goodself “Are you saying the verse you quoted gives people license to chose or live a life of Mayadhaaree.I never put my words like this.
    There are numerous Quotes in Gurbani which support the concept that there is nothing in the control of any person to be able to shape his life of his own. Without the will or grace of Prabhu nothing can happen.The MASTER CONTROLLER of the whole of creation is PRABHu only.
    This needs to be understood.
    Every one under the TRINITY INFLUENCE of MAYAA is /remains Munmukh and it is thru the grace of PRABHu one can become Gurmukh .And for Gurmukh it is all HUKAMu of PRABHu only nothing else.

  4. Prakash s Bagga

    Respected Veer T Singh jee,
    I refer to the part of last message as
    “Although two ways (paths) are available to us, but the Gurbani makes it very clear as to which one to chose”
    Is there any Quote in Gurbani specifically confirming the above point ? I don’t find such message anywhere in Gurbani.

    • Thank you Bhai Sahib Jio for continually sharing Vichaar.
      As I mentioned in my previous reply, out of two “ways”, the Gurbani has rejected one of them because it’s destructive.
      • ਪ੍ਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਮਾਰਗੰ ਵਰਤੰਤਿ ਬਿਨਾਸਨੰ ॥: Engrossed in worldly ways (“ਪ੍ਰਵਿਰਤਿ-Pravirati”), one is ruined (sggs 1355).
      • ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਮਾਰਗੁ ਜੇਤਾ ਕਿਛੁ ਹੋਈਐ ਤੇਤਾ ਲੋਗ ਪਚਾਰਾ ॥ ਲਉ ਰਿਦੈ ਨਹੀ ਪਰਗਾਸਾ ਤਉ ਲਉ ਅੰਧ ਅੰਧਾਰਾ ॥: As much as (one lives) the way of the world (ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਮਾਰਗ); this is all about attracting people. So long the Heart is not Enlightened (with Naam, Shabad, Brahm-Giaan…), until then the pitch-darkness (of spiritual ignorance pervades). (sggs 1205).
      • ਜਨਮੁ ਬ੍ਰਿਥਾ ਜਾਤ ਰੰਗਿ ਮਾਇਆ ਕੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ (sggs 12).
      Thus, we are left with only one “Way”!

  5. Prakash s Bagga

    Thanks Veer T Singh Jeo for the most appropriate answer but it is amply clear that Gurbani messages are GUIDE,and ADVISORY in in their essence and do not give choice for the way one may be going. If this is not so then by now there would be no MAYADHAAREE /Munmukh as being envisaged.

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