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 stresses on the importance and need of Internal Cleanliness and not the external one. Because, it’s the mind that must become pure and truthful. As far as the … Continue reading “It Is The Mind That Should Bathe In The Pool Of Spiritual Knowledge”

It Is Mind That Needs To Become Sikh

The Gurbani (Sri Guru Granth Sahib, SGGS) is written at the level of the mind, for it’s the mind that must become Enlightened with the Spiritual Knowledge of the Gurbani. … 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…), and “Pardaesee – ਪਰਦੇਸੀ” (i.e., wandering mind, strange, alien, foreigner, looking … 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

Under the influence of Bikaar (lust, anger, greed, etc.), even if you were to visit all five Takhat, you will have nothing to show for — your efforts will be … 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”