Crookedness

Gurbani tells  that our fight or struggle should be with our own crooked mind (i.e., thoughts, habits, ਸੁਭਾ…), NOT with the body-frame (ਸਰੀਰ)! This is the Gurmukh Lifestyle (the Divine … Continue reading “Crookedness”

Gurbani’s Sooraa – Braveheart

Literally — in a worldly sense  —”Sooraa” (ਸੂਰਾ) means a brave person (hero, mighty warrior, fearless fighter, ਸੂਰਮਾ, ਬਹਾਦਰ, ਬਲੀ, ਯੋਧਾ, ਮਹਾਬਲੀ…). However, in material life, depending on one’s perspective, … Continue reading “Gurbani’s Sooraa – Braveheart”

Gurbani Is The Mirror Of The Mind

As there is a regular mirror to look at one’s own face, similarly, the Gurbani is the mind’s Mirror, which reveals the mind its true state or condition — its … Continue reading “Gurbani Is The Mirror Of The Mind”

Mere Seeing and Bowing is of no Avail

Without Shabad-Vichaar, mere bowing (Mathaa Tekanaa) or seeing (Darshan) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) will not and cannot liberate anybody from Maya, doubts, duality, Haumai (false ego-sense), worldly bondage, … Continue reading “Mere Seeing and Bowing is of no Avail”

So Thaan Suhaavaa

What is essential to know is what most of us do not know: Virtues, Wisdom, Gur-Giaan, Shabad-Giaan,  Brahm-Giaan, Bibek-Budhi… Unfortunately, most of the translations and interpretations of the Sri Guru … Continue reading “So Thaan Suhaavaa”

Gurbani Asks Us To Investigate Mind

The Gurbani asks us to (Spiritually) inquire into this mind (“Khoj-ਖੋਜ” = search, investigation, exploration, quest, finding examination, inquiry, and so on). Since the Gurbani is timeless, we can apply … Continue reading “Gurbani Asks Us To Investigate Mind”

Human Mind Acting Like Nonhuman Animals

Four things are common in nonhuman animals and a sense-blind human having an unhealthy or empty mind: eating, sleeping, mating, and defending. Mind infatuated with Bikaar (lust,anger, greed, etc.) is … Continue reading “Human Mind Acting Like Nonhuman Animals”

Step Onto My Path With Your Head In Hand

The Gurbani or the Wisdom of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) places emphasis and focus on our minds. For it’s the mind that needs to become Sikh, hence it’s … Continue reading “Step Onto My Path With Your Head In Hand”

It Is The Mind That Should Bathe In The Pool Of Spiritual Knowledge

The Gurbani addresses human mind, and Awakens it – it’s the mirror for the mind. As medicine is for the alive people not for dead, similarly the Wisdom of the … Continue reading “It Is The Mind That Should Bathe In The Pool Of Spiritual Knowledge”

It Is Mind That Needs To Become Sikh

Sikh is the Conscious (Surat – ਸੁਰਤ), NOT the physical body-frame. Hence, regardless of religion, family of birth, color or nationality, anybody can become a Sikh! Therefore in Sikhi — … Continue reading “It Is Mind That Needs To Become Sikh”