Tag Archives: Sant

Deeming Oneself Bhagat Or Giaanee

We all see and hear many self-claimed “Bhagat”, “Giaanee”, “Sant”, etc. (who either call themselves or love to be called “Bhagat”, “Giaanee”, “Sant”…). The Gurbani says: ਜਉ ਜਾਨੈ ਹਉ ਭਗਤੁ ਗਿਆਨੀ …

Deraavaad Sant

First off, the SGGS does NOT create SANTDOM or DERAAVAAD! Instead, the SGGS creates GURMUKHS – Bhagat, Daas, or Jan! When people – specially of Indian origin – see somebody …

Sant and Asant

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According to the Gurbani, who is Sant (saint) and who is Asant (unsaintly person)?

ਸੋਈ ਸੰਤੁ ਜਿ ਭਾਵੈ ਰਾਮ ॥: Soee santu ji bhaavai Raam. (sggs 867).

ਅਸੰਤੁ ਅਨਾੜੀ ਕਦੇ ਨ ਬੂਝੈ ॥ ਕਥਨੀ ਕਰੇ ਤੈ ਮਾਇਆ ਨਾਲਿ ਲੂਝੈ ॥ ਅੰਧੁ ਅਗਿਆਨੀ ਕਦੇ ਨ ਸੀਝੈ ॥੨॥: Asantu anaarree kade n boojhai. Kathanee kare tai maya loojhai. Andh agiaanee kade n seejhai. ||2|| (sggs 160).

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Sant and Saadhoo Defined

From Sanskrit origin, the term “Saadhoo” (also spelt Sadhu – ਸਾਧੂ), there are several possible interpretations means: good, right, holy, virtuous, a saintly person, straight, unerring… The term Sant (ਸੰਤ) is …