Wednesday

People consider ਬੁਧਵਾਰ (Wednesday) Shubh (of good omen, happy, auspicious, fortunate, propitious, welcome, lucky, etc.). Things people don’t do on on Tuesday, they don’t mind taking care of them on Wednesday. They think Wednesday will resolve their affairs! There is an expression to the effect “Budh Kamm Shudh“!

This is our worldly or Mayaic thinking – duality or Doojaa Bhaav. With the example of ਬੁਧਵਾਰ (Wednesday), the Gurbani urges us to Enlightened our intellect (ਸੂਝ, Understanding, Budhi- ਬੁਧਿ) with Naam: Shabad-Vichaar, Aatmic-Giaan

  • ਬੁਧਵਾਰਿ ਬੁਧਿ ਕਰੈ ਪ੍ਰਗਾਸ ॥ ਹਿਰਦੈ ਕਮਲ ਮਹਿ ਹਰਿ ਕਾ ਬਾਸ ॥ ਗੁਰ ਮਿਲਿ ਦੋਊ ਏਕ ਸਮ ਧਰੈ ॥ ਉਰਧ ਪੰਕ ਲੈ ਸੂਧਾ ਕਰੈ ॥੪॥: On Wednesday (i.e, through the example of “Wednesday”, the Gurbani Teaches us that a Sikh’s Wednesday is the day his) intellect becomes Enlightened (with the Gur-Giaan, Gurmat, Divine Wisdom). (Upon intellect becoming so Enlightened, he) relizes Hari (Mool, Source, Jot…) within the Heart-Lotus. Meeting the Gur (Gur-Giaan, Divine Wisdom…), one comes to look both ( ਆਤਮ ਤੇ ਪਰਮਾਤਮ-Aatam and Parmaatam) as One, and the inverted lotus (the mind under the spell of Maya, etc.) is turned upright (becomes Enlightened…). ||4|| (sggs 344).
  • ਬੁਧਵਾਰਿ ਆਪੇ ਬੁਧਿ ਸਾਰੁ ॥ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਕਰਣੀ ਸਬਦੁ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥: On Wednesday (i.e, through “Wednesday”, the Gurbani Teaches us (who becomes the Gurmukh), himself bestows Gurmukh Lifestyle (the Gurmukh conduct) and the Shabad-Vichaar. (sggs 841).

Otherwise – if we do not become the Gurmukh (i.e., transcenede Maya…), instead remain the Manmukh (Mayadhaaree) – it’s never Budhvaar but ever Kubudhvaar!

Kubudh (Ku + Budh, which is the opposite of Budh or Budhi) = corrupt nature, Durmat (ਦੁਰਮਤ), dull-headedness, stupidity, foolishness, and so on.

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