Impurity

The Gurbani tells us that the entire world is consumed with the fire of Sootak! ਸੂਤਕੁ ਅਗਨਿ ਭਖੈ ਜਗੁ ਖਾਇ ॥: The fire of Sootak consumes the world. (sggs 413). … Continue reading“Impurity”

Rol Ghacholaa

The Gurbani tells us that a “Mayadhaaree” mind is nothing but “Rol Ghacholaa“. “Mayadhaaree” (“ਮਾਇਆਧਾਰੀ”) => one attached to Maya, a mammon worshipper, etc. “Rol Ghacholaa” (“ਰੋਲ ਘਚੋਲਾ”) => uproar, … Continue reading“Rol Ghacholaa”

Deeming Oneself Bhagat Or Giaanee

We all see and hear many self-claimed “Bhagat”, “Giaanee”, “Sant”, etc. (who either call themselves or love to be called “Bhagat”, “Giaanee”, “Sant”…). The Gurbani says: ਜਉ ਜਾਨੈ ਹਉ ਭਗਤੁ ਗਿਆਨੀ … Continue reading“Deeming Oneself Bhagat Or Giaanee”

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”

Haraamkhor

Generally spelt as Haramkhor but pronounced as Haraamkhor – ਹਰਾਮਖੋਰ  = ਹਰਾਮ + ਖੋਰ = One who persists on unrighteous earnings of others, who makes his earnings by doing what he … Continue reading“Haraamkhor”