Gurbani Defines the Pardhaan

The word Pardhan (pronounced as Pardhaan-ਪਰਧਾਨ) has a general meaning as understood by most of the people (i.e., a chief, a distinguished person, a leader, Aagoo-ਆਗੂ, ਮੁਖੀ, ਜਥੇਦਾਰ, ਚਉਧਰੀ, etc.), … Continue reading“Gurbani Defines the Pardhaan”

Don’t Take Anything At Face Value

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) teaches us the Way of Bibek (discernment, logic, rationality, Tarak-ਤਰਕ, Daleel-ਦਲੀਲ…). Irrationality or illogical thinking (ਤਰਕਹੀਣਤਾ) symbolizes slavery. Hence, the SGGS does NOT teach … Continue reading“Don’t Take Anything At Face Value”

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”

Pujaaree System Wants People Remain Ignorant, Fearful, Ritualistic…

There is an Indian proverb that goes something like this: Where the greedy people live, there a cheat or a swindler (ਠਗ, thug, trickster, etc.) will never starve. A cheat … Continue reading“Pujaaree System Wants People Remain Ignorant, Fearful, Ritualistic…”

Gurbani Disapproves Counting Beads

The edict of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) is that telling beads or counting beads is worthless — “Phokat”, of no value, etc. It’s so because the Divine (Divine … Continue reading“Gurbani Disapproves Counting Beads”