Manmukh and the Gurmukh Giaan

The Gurbani reminds us that if our choice in life is to retain a Manmukh mentality, we cannot attain the Gurmukh-Giaan (Aatam-Giaan , Divine Knowledge of the Gurbani, Gurmat, Brahm … Continue reading “Manmukh and the Gurmukh Giaan”

Giaan Vichaar and the Giaanee

The diligent Shabad-Vichaar makes the Light of Understanding (ਸੂਝ-ਬੂਝ) enter where previously we have been in darkness (of ignorance)! Accordingly, we are asked by the Gurbani to get engaged in … Continue reading “Giaan Vichaar and the Giaanee”

Giaan Ratan: the Jewel of Spiritual Wisdom

The Gurbani tells us that the Treasure or  Jewel of the Gur-Giaan (the Jewel of the Virtues, Divine Knowledge, Aatam Giaan, Spiritual Wisdom, ਗਿਆਨ ਖੜਗੁ-ਗਿਆਨ ਦੀ ਤਲਵਾਰ…) is ever present … Continue reading “Giaan Ratan: the Jewel of Spiritual Wisdom”

Build a Fence of Dharma Around

The Gurbani urges us to abide by Dharma at all costs. Through the Gur-Giaan (Divine Knowledge, Spiritual Wisdom, Aatam-Giaan, Gurmat, Shabad-Vichaar …), the Gurbani urges us to build the fence … Continue reading “Build a Fence of Dharma Around”

Glory of the Giaanee

Giaan = Divine Knowledge, Spiritual Wisdom, Aatam-Giaan… Giaanee = the person of Aatam-Giaan, Spiritual Wisdom, the Gurmukh… The following verse of the Gurbani indicates the “Mahatu” (“ਮਹਤੁ” = significance, importance, … Continue reading “Glory of the Giaanee”

Igniting Spark

The Gurbani is the igniting spark, which lits the blazing fire of Prachand Giaan (Divine Knowledge, Wisdom, Aatam–Giaan …) within, which drives away the darkness of ignorance of our Mool … Continue reading “Igniting Spark”

Riding the Horse of Self-Reflection

The Gurbani puts tremendous emphasis on Vichaar (e.g., Shabad-Vichaar, Reflections…). What is Vichaar? The Gurbani time and again indicates that “everything” is within (i.e., The Divine, Satgur, Mool…). The Divine … Continue reading “Riding the Horse of Self-Reflection”

The Illusory World

The Gurbani (and other Indian scriptures) calls this created universe “Jhooth” (false or fake), “Mithyaa or Bharam” (illusion), and ” Supanaa” (dream). Calling this universe or material world false, illusion … Continue reading “The Illusory World”

True knowledge

True Knowledge or the Knowledge of Truth (ਸਚ ਦਾ ਗਿਆਨ) enables one to perceive the Aatmaa (Niraakaar-ਨਿਰਾਕਾਰ), and not notice the gross body. That is, when such a Gurmukh (or … Continue reading “True knowledge”

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”