Don’t Take Anything At Face Value

The Gurmat (Wisdom, Upadesh or Way of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, SGGS) makes us  Wise (ਗਿਆਨਵਾਨ, ਤਰਕਸ਼ੀਲ, ਬਿਬੇਕੀ, ਪਾਰਖੂ …), NOT followers of blind faith (ਅੰਧ ਵਿਸ਼ਵਾਸ਼ੀ, ਸ਼ਰਧਾਵਾਨ). A … Continue reading “Don’t Take Anything At Face Value”

Gursikhs Solve the Riddle

As indicated by the following verses, one who has truly become the Gursikh (i.e. a student or learner of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, SGGS), he searches the Gur-Shabad and … Continue reading “Gursikhs Solve the Riddle”

Spiritual Surgery

If we allow (big if!), the Gurbani can perform spiritual surgery on our minds diseased with the psychological ailments. As a medical doctor performs a surgical procedure to remove or … Continue reading “Spiritual Surgery”

Ladles do not know the Taste Of Food They Cruise In!

When the Truth that has not been personally experienced, one can not grasp it directly. However, with the help of analogies, similes, allegories, metaphors, figurative or mystic representations and illustrations, … Continue reading “Ladles do not know the Taste Of Food They Cruise In!”

Way Of The Gurbani Is The Way Of Understanding

The Gurbani is BRAHM VICHAAR. Hence, Baabaa Nanak proclaims: We must UNDERSTAND it if we want to realize the Truth or our Mool, within. If we don’t understand it, then … Continue reading “Way Of The Gurbani Is The Way Of Understanding”

Nonsense Rituals And Superstitions

Where to start! There are so many empty rituals and superstitions being carried out in Sikhi these days! They are encouraged, supported, instigated, and propagated by the people who run … Continue reading “Nonsense Rituals And Superstitions”

Gurbani Is Meant To Be Understood And Applied

The Gurbani is meant for the human mind (ਸੋਚ-thinking). It gives us the spiritual Knowledge (Giaan, ਉਚੀ ਮਤ, ਸਮਝ… ) so that we may mend or reform our minds (thinking-ਸੋਚ), … Continue reading “Gurbani Is Meant To Be Understood And Applied”

People See, People Do

The Gurbani tells us that the majority of us imitate what we see other people doing – “Dekhaa Dekhee” (“ਦੇਖਾ ਦੇਖੀ”, ਰੀਸਾ ਰੀਸੀ, ਹੋਰਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਕਰਦਿਆਂ ਦੇਖ ਕੇ, ਨਕਲ ਕਰ … Continue reading “People See, People Do”

One knows the Truth only When

The Gurbani has given us the markers – if we set these markers in our lives, then we should be able to ascertain as to if we are established in … Continue reading “One knows the Truth only When”

As is the intellect so does one understands

Bhagat Kabeer Sahib says: ਜਾ ਕੈ ਜੀਅ ਜੈਸੀ ਬੁਧਿ ਹੋਈ ॥ ਕਹਿ ਕਬੀਰ ਜਾਨੈਗਾ ਸੋਈ ॥੪੫॥: Jaa kai jea jaisee budhi hoee. Kahi Kabeer jaanegaa soee: Says Kabeer! As is the intellect … Continue reading “As is the intellect so does one understands”