Tag Archives: intellect

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 … (more →)

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, … (more →)

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 … (more →)

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 … (more →)

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 … (more →)

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 … (more →)

Intellect Must Awaken to Divine Knowledge

Where can the Divine Knowledge (Giaan, Spiritual Wisdom, Gurmati ….) be found? How can it be cultivated? It (this pure Knowledge of the Truth, ਸਚ…) is to be found in … (more →)