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Chasing Mirage

To instill the Spiritual Knowledge in us (Brahm-Giaan), the Gurbani compares the world appearance to a mirage, which appears to be real to a deluded mind (mirage of Maya, illusion, …

Anything That Appears Will Soon Disappear

That which is Real never ends, and that which ends is not Real! The Gurbani Teaches us that anything seen is ephemeral — it will soon disappear. What rises must …

Conquer The Mind, Conquer The World

“ਮਨਿ ਜੀਤੈ ਜਗੁ ਜੀਤੁ” (Mani jeetai jagu jeetu, sggs 6) are very popular and often quoted words from the Gurbani, which essentially indicates that if you conquer the mind, you …

To A Brahm Giaanee, All Is Tamaashaa: Entertainment

The Gurbani says: ਆਪੇ ਕੀਤੋ ਖੇਲੁ ਤਮਾਸਾ ॥: Himself stages the wondrous Play and Show (of this world). (sggs 1033). ਚਿਲਿਮਿਲਿ ਬਿਸੀਆਰ ਦੁਨੀਆ ਫਾਨੀ ॥: The (glitter or splendor) of …

Be In The World, But Not Of The World!

The Gurbani indicates: Be engaged in this world, but with a detached attitude and Akal (ਅਕਲ, ਬਿਬੇਕ-ਬੁੱਧੀ, keen understanding, Wisdom, discerning intelligence…). The attitude of detachment or Bairaag (also spelt …

Seeing the world as the Gurbani sees it

The Gurmat (i.e., the Aatam-Giaan, Bibek-Budhi – ਆਤਮ ਗਿਆਨ, ਬਿਬੇਕ ਬੁਧਿ – of the Gurbani…) is meant to be thoroughly understood and applied. ਫਰੀਦਾ ਅਮਲ ਜਿ ਕੀਤੇ ਦੁਨੀ ਵਿਚਿ ਦਰਗਹ …

Hukam and Dynamic Universe

This universe is dynamic – ever changing. Nothing here stays forever. Everything we see is changeful, fleeting, impermanent, ephemeral, or perishable. Nothing our physical eyes can see in it is …