Intellect Must Awaken to Wisdom

As is the intellect, so does one understands, thinks, acts, behaves, talks, and so on. Therefore, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) asserts that our intellect (Budhi) must Awaken to … Continue reading “Intellect Must Awaken to Wisdom”

Sargun Nirgun – Visible and Invisible

There is nothing in the Universe – visible or invisible – which Baabaa Nanak did not call Rabb! Call by whatever name you like (e.g., Rabb, Universal Energy, god, Parmaatam, … Continue reading “Sargun Nirgun – Visible and Invisible”

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”

Crookedness

Gurbani tells  that our fight or struggle should be with our own crooked mind (i.e., thoughts, habits, ਸੁਭਾ…), NOT with the body-frame (ਸਰੀਰ)! This is the Gurmukh Lifestyle (the Divine … Continue reading “Crookedness”

Jaat Paat

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) contains compositions of the 35 contributors. Inclusions of compositions of all Bhagats and Bhattas was NOT based on their Jaat Paat (caste), or their … Continue reading “Jaat Paat”

Happiness and Unhappiness – Sukh and Dukh

First off, nothing else can make anybody happy (Sukhi) or unhappy (Dukhi) if that individual does not want to be. If something or somebody can make an individual happy (Sukhi) … Continue reading “Happiness and Unhappiness – Sukh and Dukh”

Non-Gurmukh Nature

In an another post – with the guidance of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) – we looked at the Gurmukh-nature or Gurmukh-lifestyle. Here in this post, through the light … Continue reading “Non-Gurmukh Nature”

Gurbani’s Sooraa – Braveheart

Literally — in a worldly sense  —”Sooraa” (ਸੂਰਾ) means a brave person (hero, mighty warrior, fearless fighter, ਸੂਰਮਾ, ਬਹਾਦਰ, ਬਲੀ, ਯੋਧਾ, ਮਹਾਬਲੀ…). However, in material life, depending on one’s perspective, … Continue reading “Gurbani’s Sooraa – Braveheart”

No Taker of Knowledge

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) proclaims people are not interested in taking or receiving the Divine Knowledge, let alone applying it to one’s daily life! ਕਬੀਰਾ ਏਕੁ ਅਚੰਭਉ ਦੇਖਿਓ … Continue reading “No Taker of Knowledge”

A Long Journey – Cycle of Birth and Death!

First, in order to impart the Truth (ਸਚ) to masses, all the 35 contributors of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) have used terms that were prevalent and prevailing at … Continue reading “A Long Journey – Cycle of Birth and Death!”