The Infinite Gurbani

The Gurbani is a Prescription for life. It prescribes Naam-Simran (meditation) to silence the deadly disease of Haumai (psychological ego), which is essential to understand the Gurbani and to realize the Truth within.

  • ਭਗਤ ਜਨਾ ਕੀ ਊਤਮ ਬਾਣੀ ਜੁਗਿ ਜੁਗਿ ਰਹੀ ਸਮਾਈ ॥੨੦॥: Bhagat janaa kee ootam baanee jug jug rahee samaaee ||20||: (sggs 909).
  • ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਇਸੁ ਜਗ ਮਹਿ ਚਾਨਣੁ…: Gurbani is jagg mahi chaanan…: (sggs 67).
  • ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦੁ ਨਿਹਚਲੁ ਸਦਾ ਸਚਿ ਸਮਾਹਿ ॥: Gur sabadu nihachalu sadaa sachi samaahi ||:  (sggs 842).

Thus, the Gurbani embodies the infinite and the eternal truths valid for all times and people: a lighthouse for the entire world (the Wisdon – Giaan – that shows the Way of life). Some of the perennial truths revealed in the Infinite Wisdom of the Gurbani (Agaadh Bodh) include: Unity of God as All-pervading Infinite Consciousness.

God is within.

The man is made in the True Image (Joti-Svaroopa) of God; hence, the man’s True Nature is Divine.

Man has the unique capacity to realize this Truth in life: we are time and again reminded that the only aim of human life is to realize the Essence of this Divinity within, here and now – not after death, but while still alive (Living Enlightenment).

The experience of the Oneness of the Soul with the Universal Spirit is to Realize God.

Without the Realization of the Shabad (Naam) within, the Realization of one’s True Self (one’s True Nature as Joti Svaroopa, Pure Consciousness, etc.) within is not possible.

These truths (and many more) are capable of being rediscovered by any human being who is ready to put sincere efforts to become Living Liberated by virtue of truthful living and victory over the ego-mind or Haumai. It is not likely for anyone to assume or presume to have mastered the Gurbani that is as Infinite as the Supreme Consciousness.

Dharma (truthful/righteous living) has been fostered by the Gurbani. Through a sincere study of the Gurbani and living it in daily life, one can imbibe a sense of right and wrong (Viveka-Budhi – discerning intellect, and so on).

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5 Comments On This Post

  1. Narayanjot Kaur

    Congratulations and so many thanks for starting this blog.

  2. prakash.s.bagga

    It is very inportant for anyone to to understand as to what exactly is to be known from within Gurbanee.This no one makes clear.
    I feel our 10th Nanak GuRoo Gobind Singh ji made clear very emphatically as to what should be ones target from Gurbanee but unfortunately this has been overlooked and still being overlooked.
    There is clear message for this as”Jo Prabh ko Mil Bo Chahen Khoj Sabad Main Lehen”
    Therefore one is required to search for “PRABHu” from within Gurbanee.
    Are we really searching for PRABHu ? or Have we completed our search for PRABHu?
    The day one has searched PRABHu from within Gurbanee,the whole vista of Gurbanee understanding is going to be different.than what
    we understand at present.
    So let us follow the direction given by GuRoo Gobind Singh ji for correct understanding
    of Gurbanee
    Prakash.S.Bagga

    • ”Jo Prabh ko Mil Bo Chahen Khoj Sabad Main Lehen”

      Yes Vir Jio!
      • ਪੂਰੈ ਸਬਦਿ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਆਈ ॥ (sggs 514).
      • ਖੋਜ ਬੂਝਿ ਜਉ ਕਰੈ ਬੀਚਾਰਾ ॥ ਤਉ ਭਵਜਲ ਤਰਤ ਨ ਲਾਵੈ ਬਾਰਾ ॥੪੦॥ (sggs 342).
      • ਖੋਜੀ ਉਪਜੈ ਬਾਦੀ ਬਿਨਸੈ ਹਉ ਬਲਿ ਬਲਿ ਗੁਰ ਕਰਤਾਰਾ ॥ (sggs 1255).
      Thank you.

  3. Prakash.s.bagga

    A quote from Gurbanee as
    ॥੧੯॥ ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਖੋਜਹਿ ਸੇਈ ਪਾਵਹਿ ਹੋਰਿ ਫੂਟਿ ਮੂਏ ਅਹੰਕਾਰੀ ॥੨੦॥ {ਪੰਨਾ 911}

    Prakash.S.Bagga

  4. Prakash.s.bagga

    One can make observations in Gurbanee to search for PRABHu. Once this is done then one can conclude that it is PRABHu being the ULTIMATE ENTITY in Gurbanee and this is
    well clarified what PRABHu is ?
    All other references are for PRABHu only. Even SATiNAAMu is of PRABHu as should be evident from a Quote from Banee Sukhmani Sahib ji as
    “SATiNAAMu PRABH Kaa SUKHDAee”
    So I feel one should focus on PRABHu for true and correct understanding of Gurbanee.
    Prakash.S.Bagga

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