The Satgur’s Sword of Wisdom

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) asserts: (1) Giaan (Wisdom) is the Guru, (2) it’s our consciousness (Surat-ਸੁਰਤ) that needs to become a Sikh (ਸਿਖਿਆਰਥੀ, or learner, or student of … Continue reading “The Satgur’s Sword of Wisdom”

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”

Gurbani On Religious Paraphernalia

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) rejects decorating the mortal or transitory human body with religious paraphernalia. Because, in the end, when the dead body is placed on pyre or … Continue reading “Gurbani On Religious Paraphernalia”

O Wandering Mind! Come Home

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) calls mind “Pavan Man(u) – ਪਵਨ ਮਨੁ” (i.e., wind like – wavering, restless, wandering, Mayaic…), and “Pardaesee – ਪਰਦੇਸੀ” (i.e., wandering mind, strange, alien, foreigner, … Continue reading “O Wandering Mind! Come Home”

Gurmati Bhagti

Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) emphasizes on how to live life — how to properly utilize the time between the birth and death. Accordingly, the Teaching of the SGGS rather … Continue reading “Gurmati Bhagti”

Actions Are The Louder Expressions Of Thoughts

Thought is mind, there is no distinction between the two. Hence, whatever the mind contemplates, the organ of actions strive to materialize.  Notions (ideas, concepts, thoughts-stuff) are the fuel of … Continue reading “Actions Are The Louder Expressions Of Thoughts”

Gurbani Defines True Teerath Or Place Of Pilgrimage In Sikhi

Gurbani says all shrines and pilgrimage places (Teerath Asthaan) are within only if we were to understand it! Defying the Gurmat (Wisdom, Giaan, Upadesh or Way of the SGGS…), however, … Continue reading “Gurbani Defines True Teerath Or Place Of Pilgrimage In Sikhi”

Meditation

The Gurbani frequently uses the word “Simran” (“ਸਿਮਰਨ”, “ਸਿਮਰਨੁ”…), which is often seen translated in English as “meditation”. So is the word “Jap” (“ਜਪ”, “ਜਪੁ” …) often seen translated in … Continue reading “Meditation”

True Guide Of Practical Spirituality

The Gurbani is a true Guide of practical spirituality. For the Sri Guroo Granth Sahib (SGGS) is very practical, down-to-earth… Spirituality is not merely going to a Gurdwara once a … Continue reading “True Guide Of Practical Spirituality”