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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, the Gurbani is neither mystic nor dogmatic. For it does not want us to waste … View Full Post »
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 themselves are of no use. For example, if we have something else inside and we … View Full Post »
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 within (one’s) mind, so does (he) come to understand. ||45|| (sggs 343).
In nutshell, as is the intellect … View Full Post »
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 Supreme Reality and this material world (Maya) becomes relatively easier to grasp, provided their definite … View Full Post »
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 intellect (Viveka-Budhi) one cannot discriminate between the eternal (permanent) and the ephemeral (impermanent), etc. This subtle sense of … View Full Post »