Crookedness

Gurbani tells  that our fight or struggle should be with our own crooked mind (i.e., thoughts, habits, ਸੁਭਾ…), NOT with the body-frame (ਸਰੀਰ)! This is the Gurmukh Lifestyle (the Divine … Continue reading“Crookedness”

Rabid Dog and Greed

The Gurbani says that the man is accompanied by one dog and two bitches — greed is the dog, and desires and avarice  (ਆਸਾ, ਤ੍ਰਿਸ਼ਨਾ, etc.) are the two bitches. … Continue reading“Rabid Dog and Greed”

O Wandering Mind! Come Home

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) calls mind “Pavan Man(u) – ਪਵਨ ਮਨੁ” (i.e., wind like – wavering, restless, wandering, Mayaic…), and “Pardaesee – ਪਰਦੇਸੀ” (i.e., wandering mind, strange, alien, foreigner, … Continue reading“O Wandering Mind! Come Home”

Pride Of Worldly Possessions Rots The Mind

In nutshell, pride corrupts man’s mind and intellect (pride => self-conceit, arrogance, haughtiness, consciousness of exalted position, Abhimaan-ਅਭਿਮਾਨ, Ahankaar-ਅਹੰਕਾਰ, Garab-ਗਰਬ, etc.). ਬਡੇ ਬਡੇ ਅਹੰਕਾਰੀਆ ਨਾਨਕ ਗਰਬਿ ਗਲੇ ॥੧॥: O Nanak! … Continue reading“Pride Of Worldly Possessions Rots The Mind”

Gurbani Says Well Filled With Amrit Is Within Your Body

The Gurbani (Sri Guru granth Sahib, SGGS) tells us “every thing” is within, here and now! Therefore, those who look sublime thing like Amrit outside — according to the Gurbani … Continue reading“Gurbani Says Well Filled With Amrit Is Within Your Body”

Bhav Saagar

The Gurbani mentions (1) Sukh Saagar (“ਸੁਖ ਸਾਗਰ”) or Sach Khand, and (2) Bhav Saagar (ਭਵ ਸਾਗਰ). In this post, we will try reflecting on what’s the Bhav Saagar? Where … Continue reading“Bhav Saagar”

Frozen Mind!

Since the mind is responsible for man’s all troubles and Freedom from them, the Gurbani asks the mind be frozen, here and now! The frozen mind simply means: The mind … Continue reading“Frozen Mind!”