Two Minds

The Gurbani tells us that we Jeeva live in duality (Doojaa Bhaav, a dual existence, two-ness, ਦੁਚਿੱਤੀ-ਦੋ ਮੱਨ…). If we bravely and honestly examine our duality-ridden existence (Mayaic), we will… Read More »

Mind That Gives Up Hunger For Maya Realizes Its Mool

The Gurbani tells us that our mind is “Joti-saroop(u)”. ਇਉ ਕਹੈ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਮਨ ਤੂੰ ਜੋਤਿ ਸਰੂਪੁ ਹੈ ਅਪਣਾ ਮੂਲੁ ਪਛਾਣੁ ॥੫॥: Thus says Nanak – O mind! You are “Joti… Read More »

Neither Male Nor Female

All forms, names, shapes, or colors appear in our worldly consciousness of Maya as appearances. On account of movement of thoughts (words…) on the surface of the Pool of Consciousness,… Read More »

To A Brahm Giaanee, All Is Tamaashaa: Entertainment

The Gurbani says: ਆਪੇ ਕੀਤੋ ਖੇਲੁ ਤਮਾਸਾ ॥: Himself stages the wondrous Play and Show (of this world). (sggs 1033). ਚਿਲਿਮਿਲਿ ਬਿਸੀਆਰ ਦੁਨੀਆ ਫਾਨੀ ॥: The (glitter or splendor) of… Read More »

Immensely Profound Yet Simple

The Gurbani’s Teaching is immensely profound yet simple. For instance, the Gurbani time and again reminds us to understand (ਸੂਝ-ਬੂਝ) couple of things through serious Shabad-Vichaar: The one is our… Read More »

Laahaa And Kufakarhe

Literally, “Laahaa” (“ਲਾਹਾ”) means profit, benefit, gain, etc. The Gurbani constantly reminds us that this human birth is meant for earning a specific Laahaa (ਖੱਟੀ ਖੱਟਣ) – the Spiritual Gain:… Read More »

What Is Searching Ownself

The Gurbani urges us to become the searcher (ਖੋਜੀ) – searcher of ownself… But the question is: What does it mean by “searching ownself”? In very simple terms, “searching ownself”… Read More »

Man tears up his own roots

The Gurbani says the one who associates with Saakat (separated from the Divine) instead of true ones (Daas, Jan, Bhagat, Gurmukh, saintly souls…), end up doing evil deede : ਸਾਕਤ ਸੰਗਿ… Read More »

Gang Jamun

Bhagat Kabeer Sahib says: ਕਬੀਰ ਗੰਗ ਜਮੁਨ ਕੇ ਅੰਤਰੇ ਸਹਜ ਸੁੰਨ ਕੇ ਘਾਟ ॥ ਤਹਾ ਕਬੀਰੈ ਮਟੁ ਕੀਆ ਖੋਜਤ ਮੁਨਿ ਜਨ ਬਾਟ ॥੧੫੨॥: Kabeer gang jamun ke antre sahaj sunn… Read More »

Rusted Mind

The Gurbani says the mind of a Jeev (individual being) is rusted. What is this rust? This rust is indicated to be none other than the mind’s “Sootak” – impurity,… Read More »