Tag Archives: Bikaar

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 …

What Is Karma?

The mind is the only perception, and perception is movement in consciousness. The expression of this movement is action ( Karma ), followed by fruition (ਫਲ). In other words, there …

Gurbani Says Burn Mind’s Bikaar In Fire!

The Gurbani says identification of a Sikh (ਸਿੱਖ ਦੀ ਪਹਚਾਣ) is that he burns away his Bikaar (Haumai and its faults such as lust, anger, greed, attachment and pride, including …

Sharing In Virtues

The Gurbani cites an example of the honey bee that focuses on the nectar of flowers, and collects only honey (“ਮਧੁਪ ਮਖੀਰਾ”)! Similarly, we are asked by the Gurbani to …

Stuck Half-Way

Consider the following verse of the Gurbani: ਕਬੀਰ ਸਿਖ ਸਾਖਾ ਬਹੁਤੇ ਕੀਏ ਕੇਸੋ ਕੀਓ ਨ ਮੀਤੁ ॥ ਚਾਲੇ ਥੇ ਹਰਿ ਮਿਲਨ ਕਉ ਬੀਚੈ ਅਟਕਿਓ ਚੀਤੁ ॥੯੬॥: O Kabeer! (Those who) …

Rebel Mind-King And Its Formidable Fortress

The Gurbani indicates that the deluded mind (disconnected from its Mool, connected to Maya, duality-stricken, doubt-ridden, illusioned, separated from the Hukam or Bhaanaa…) is like a rebellious king (“ਮਾਵਾਸੀ ਰਾਜਾ”-Maavaasee …

Enjoy the Grass Before it Grows on Top of You!

Pride is one of the “five” (i.e., evil passions, Bikaars…). The Gurbani time and again reminds us to get rid of all Bikaars, including “pride”. For example, Bhagat Kabeer Sahib …