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We Are Neither The Body Nor The Mind

All forms are a result of the play of the five elements or Maya, including the human body. With the form of the body, false ego-sense appears. All human sufferings …

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Two Types of Living And Dying

The Wisdom of the Gurbani indicates two kinds of living — life, existence, state, “ਜੀਵਨਾ-Jeevanaa“: Living at the body-level (i.e., Maya) Living at the Aatmaa or soul-level (i.e., the Gurmukh …

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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! …

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Gurbani Stresses On The Importance Of Internal Cleanliness And Not The External One

The Gurbani has attached paramount importance to the necessity of internal cleanliness, not the external one. ਬਾਹਰਿ ਮਲੁ ਧੋਵੈ ਮਨ ਕੀ ਜੂਠਿ ਨ ਜਾਏ ॥: Outwardly, he (hypocrite) washes off …

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Not Liable For Change

The Gurbani says we are THAT — “Joti Saroop(u)-ਜੋਤਿ ਸਰੂਪੁ”! The Gurbani reminds us that we as “Joti Saroop(u)” (“ਜੋਤਿ ਸਰੂਪੁ”) are not separate from the Supreme Reality. Therefore, the …

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Death Is Not To Be Feared

The mind finds it hard to accept the idea that existence contains life and also death. However, life is not logical as the mind! The reality is: If there is …

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Belly Stuffed And Empty Mind

It’s good to have a healthy body. But, a healthy body is not enough. A healthy mind is also needed to guide it properly. The instrument of the body — …

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A Long Journey!

The Gurbani is written at the level of the mind — it’s for the mind to reflect upon, understand it, and live it in daily life, here and now, not …

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Wring Hands

Bhagat Freed Sahib has used this idiom (ਮੁਹਾਵਰਾ) in one of the Shabads: ਤਪਿ ਤਪਿ ਲੁਹਿ ਲੁਹਿ ਹਾਥ ਮਰੋਰਉ ॥: Burning and burning (ਬਹੁਤ ਦੁਖੀ ਹੋ ਕੇ, ਖਪ ਖਪ ਕੇ), …

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Immensely Profound Yet Simple

The Gurbani’s Teaching is immensely profound yet simple. For instance, the Gurbani time and again reminds us to understand (ਸੂਝ-ਬੂਝ) couple of things through serious Shabad-Vichaar: The one is our …

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