Tag Archives: Shabad
Why do we need to churn (Shabad-Vichaar…) the Gurbani? Consider the following verse of the Gurbani:
ਪ੍ਰਥਮੇ ਮਾਖਨੁ ਪਾਛੈ ਦੂਧੁ ॥: First (comes) butter, and then the milk. (sggs 900).
First comes butter, and then the milk? It seems pretty … [Read More]
There is the old adage: One should not lose sight of the forest for the trees. Sometime we may get so engrossed or focused on something, or some details, etc., that one begins to ignore the overall situation.
For example, … [Read More]
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” is the search of one’s Mool within (ਅਪਣੇ ਮੂਲ ਨੂੰ … [Read More]
The Gurbani tells us to restrain (ਬੰਨ ਕੇ, ਰੋਕ ਕੇ ਰਖਣਾਂ) the flow of our desires (Kaam, hunger for Maya…) that flow out from all our senses.
ਬਹਤੀ ਮਨਸਾ ਰਾਖਹੁ ਬਾਂਧਿ ॥: Bahatee manasaa raakhahu baandhi: Keep your flowing desires … [Read More]
The strength of the soul is true Understanding (ਸੂਝ-ਬੂਝ), Wisdom, Aatam-Giaan, true contentment (ਸਚੁ ਸੰਤੋਖੁ / ਸਤੁ ਸੰਤੋਖੁ), and so on. The awakening of this strength within takes place when the ignorance driven emotional roller-coaster and the instinctive mind’s influences … [Read More]