Category Archives: Bhagti, Devotion, Worship

The Satgur’s Sword of Wisdom

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) asserts: (1) Giaan (Wisdom) is the Guru, (2) it’s our consciousness (Surat-ਸੁਰਤ) that needs to become a Sikh (ਸਿਖਿਆਰਥੀ, or learner, or student of …

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Bhagti

Gurbani Defines “Bhagti” In Sikhi. In the English translations of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS), the term “Bhagti” is seen translated as devotion, devotional service, or devotional worship. That’s …

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Gurmati Bhagti

Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) emphasizes on how to live life — how to properly utilize the time between the birth and death. Accordingly, the Teaching of the SGGS rather …

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Uphill Climb

It’s relatively easy to walk downhill. But not so easy to climb uphill! The Way of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (Gurmati, Shabad-Upadesh, spiritual Wisdom of the Gurbani, Brahm-Giaan…) is …

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Regular Flowers Versus The Lotus Of The Heart

Because the lotus rises from impurity (unclean water) to blossom as a pure, uncontaminated flower, it is a symbol of purity. The individual consciousness does the same on its path …

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Persistent Bhagti

It is said that persistence can grind a steel beam into a needle! The Gurbani urges us to apply persistence in Bhagti as well – “Nirantari Bhagti” (ਨਿਰੰਤਰਿ ਭਗਤਿ); for …

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Nij Bhagtee

ਨਿਜ ਭਗਤੀ ਸੀਲਵੰਤੀ ਨਾਰਿ ॥: Nij bhagtee seelvantee naar: (sggs 370). ਨਿਜ (Nij) = own, personal, ਆਪਣੀ, ਆਪਣੇ ਆਪ ਦੀ, ਆਤਮਾ ਦੇ ਕੰਮ ਆਉਣ ਵਾਲੀ, beneficial to Aatmaa… ਭਗਤੀ (Bhagtee) …

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Meaningful Poojaa

Poojaa (ਪੂਜਾ) = worship… Not according to our self-willed mind or Manmukhataa, but according to the Gurbani what kind of Poojaa is “ਥਾਇ ਪਾਈ” – meaningful, useful, fruitful, beneficial, and …

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