Intellect Must Awaken to Wisdom

As is the intellect, so does one understands, thinks, acts, behaves, talks, and so on. Therefore, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) asserts that our intellect (Budhi) must Awaken to … Continue reading“Intellect Must Awaken to Wisdom”

Poison Or Medicine

Recently heard someone repeating one of the most frequently paraphrased statements that the religion is the opium of the people! If religion is properly understood, assimilated, and lived or if … Continue reading“Poison Or Medicine”

Common Sense Is Not Common Anymore

As the Gurbani is cognizant of the importance of the human birth as well its impermanence, its views about the human life are based on a sound common sense. Accordingly, … Continue reading“Common Sense Is Not Common Anymore”

Whatever is in the Mind Comes Forth

The Gurbani Indicates that as is the mind’s intellect (ਅਕਲ, ਬੁੱਧਿ…), that comes forth (becomes manifest, apparent, evident, ਪ੍ਰਗਟ ਹੋ ਜਾਣਾਂ, ਫਲ ਲੱਗਣਾਂ…). That is, mere words of mouth by … Continue reading“Whatever is in the Mind Comes Forth”

As is the intellect so does one understands

Bhagat Kabeer Sahib says: ਜਾ ਕੈ ਜੀਅ ਜੈਸੀ ਬੁਧਿ ਹੋਈ ॥ ਕਹਿ ਕਬੀਰ ਜਾਨੈਗਾ ਸੋਈ ॥੪੫॥: Jaa kai jea jaisee budhi hoee. Kahi Kabeer jaanegaa soee: Says Kabeer! As is the intellect … Continue reading“As is the intellect so does one understands”

Path on Which the Water Woman is Plundered

When the subtler philosophical truth that has not been personally experienced, one cannot grasp it directly. However, with the help of allegories, metaphors and similes, the real nature of the … Continue reading“Path on Which the Water Woman is Plundered”

On Using Wisdom

The Gurbani urges us to use Akal (ਅਕਲ). Akal (ਅਕਲ) = wisdom, intellect, reason… Thus, in nutshell, using Akal (ਅਕਲ) simply implies using Viveka-Budhi (discerning intellect). Without discerning or discriminating … Continue reading“On Using Wisdom”