Rabid Dog and Greed

The Gurbani says that the man is accompanied by one dog and two bitches — greed is the dog, and desires and avarice  (ਆਸਾ, ਤ੍ਰਿਸ਼ਨਾ, etc.) are the two bitches. … Continue reading“Rabid Dog and Greed”

Human Mind Acting Like Nonhuman Animals

Four things are common in nonhuman animals and a sense-blind human having an unhealthy or empty mind: eating, sleeping, mating, and defending. Mind infatuated with Bikaar (lust,anger, greed, etc.) is … Continue reading“Human Mind Acting Like Nonhuman Animals”

Baavar Gaavar

Baavar (“ਬਾਵਰ”) => Crazy, mad, demented, ਬਾਉਲਾ, ਝੱਲਾ, ਕਮਲਾ, ਵਾਤੂਲ, ਪਾਗਲ, etc. Gaavar (“ਗਾਵਰ”) => Fool, stupid, primitive, ਗੰਵਾਰ, etc. The Gurbani calls that person “Baavar Gaavar” whose deluded or … Continue reading“Baavar Gaavar”

The Dog’s Tail

The previous post touched upon the use of idioms (ਮੁਹਾਵਰੇ) in the Gurbani. When the Truth that has not been personally experienced, one can not grasp it directly. However, with … Continue reading“The Dog’s Tail”

Crazy-Mind

As indicated in the few previous posts, the human mind that conducts itself at the animal (e.g., elephant, monkey, frog…) level is crazy. The Gurbani urges us to look into … Continue reading“Crazy-Mind”

Dog-Mind

It is said that one can keep a dog’s tail in a straight tube and hold it there for as long as the dog lives. But it will curl as … Continue reading“Dog-Mind”

Camel-Mind

From ignorance comes the perception of individuality (false ego-sense, Haumai…). Thus, as indicated in the Gurbani, unaware of his true purpose of life, a Saakat or a  Manmukh passes his … Continue reading“Camel-Mind”