Tag Archives: vichaar

Truth Is Not Realized Until…

The Gurbani tells us that we cannot realize or practice Truth (ਸਚ…) until we are pure in Heart: ਸੁਚਿ ਹੋਵੈ ਤਾ ਸਚੁ ਪਾਈਐ ॥੨॥: ||2|| If you are pure (within), …

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Spiritual Efforts

Giaan (spiritual Wisdom or Divine Knowledge of the Gurbani) can be explained, but cannot be given as a readymade package, or made to an order. SGGS impartially provides Giaan to ALL. …

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Wring Hands

Bhagat Freed Sahib has used this idiom (ਮੁਹਾਵਰਾ) in one of the Shabads: ਤਪਿ ਤਪਿ ਲੁਹਿ ਲੁਹਿ ਹਾਥ ਮਰੋਰਉ ॥: Burning and burning (ਬਹੁਤ ਦੁਖੀ ਹੋ ਕੇ, ਖਪ ਖਪ ਕੇ), …

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Toe To Top

The Gurbani has made beautiful use of many idioms (ਮੁਹਾਵਰੇ) throughout. One of these idioms used in the Gurbani goes something like: Toe to Head (“ਨਖ ਸਿਖ”: ਨਖ = the …

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Spiritual Wisdom Protects From Deception And Fraud

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) is the Giaan-Guru. Spiritual Wisdom (Aatam Giaan or Divine Knowledge of the SGGS (Gurmat) makes one immune from deception and fraud – protects one …

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Persistent Bhagti

It is said that persistence can grind a steel beam into a needle! The Gurbani urges us to apply persistence in Bhagti as well – “Nirantari Bhagti” (ਨਿਰੰਤਰਿ ਭਗਤਿ); for …

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Chully – Handful Of Water

Literally, Chullee (ਚੁੱਲੀ) is to take a handful of water to rinse and wash the mouth by moving the water around inside the mouth, specifically after every meal (also called …

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There can be no Dhiaan Without Giaan

Dhiaan (ਧਿਆਨ) => attention, concentration, consideration, meditation, contemplation, reflection, heed, thought, focus, attention, self-communication, ਉੱਚੀ ਸੁਰਤ, ਬਿਰਤੀ, ਇਕਾਗਰਤਾ … Giaan (ਗਿਆਨ) => Divine Knowledge, Spiritual Wisdom, Aatam-Giaan, understanding or knowing …

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Giaan Vichaar and the Giaanee

The diligent Shabad-Vichaar makes the Light of Understanding (ਸੂਝ-ਬੂਝ) enter where previously we have been in darkness (of ignorance)! Accordingly, we are asked by the Gurbani to get engaged in …

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There can be no Naam without Shabad

The Gurbani’s edict is that without attuning to the Shabad (or engaging in the Shabad-Vichaar, Reflections, contemplation, ਸਬਦ ਦੀ ਖੋਜ…), Naam cannot be Realized (ਬਿਨੁ ਸਬਦੈ ਨਾਮੁ ਨ ਪਾਏ ਕੋਈ). …

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