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”

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”

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”

Gurbani Is The Mirror Of The Mind

As there is a regular mirror to look at one’s own face, similarly, the Gurbani is the mind’s Mirror, which reveals the mind its true state or condition — its … Continue reading “Gurbani Is The Mirror Of The Mind”

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 … Continue reading “The Satgur’s Sword of Wisdom”

Gurbani Speaks of One Universal Dharma of Virtues

The Gurbani says the Truth or Divine is One (Universal Energy). Since the Divine (Universal Energy, Law of Nature…) is One, the Dharma is also One — the Universal Dharma … Continue reading “Gurbani Speaks of One Universal Dharma of Virtues”

It Is The Mind That Should Bathe In The Pool Of Spiritual Knowledge

The Gurbani addresses human mind, and Awakens it – it’s the mirror for the mind. As medicine is for the alive people not for dead, similarly the Wisdom of the … Continue reading “It Is The Mind That Should Bathe In The Pool Of Spiritual Knowledge”

It Is Mind That Needs To Become Sikh

Sikh is the Conscious (Surat – ਸੁਰਤ), NOT the physical body-frame. Hence, regardless of religion, family of birth, color or nationality, anybody can become a Sikh! Therefore in Sikhi — … Continue reading “It Is Mind That Needs To Become Sikh”

We Are Neither The Body Nor The Mind

All forms are a result of the play of the five elements or Maya, including the human body. With the form of the body, false ego-sense appears. All human sufferings … Continue reading “We Are Neither The Body Nor The Mind”

Entire Gurbani Is Naam

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) tells us that the Entire Gurbani is Naam. In addition, the Gurbani is also said to be the “Gun Bani-ਗੁਣ ਬਾਣੀ” (Gun = Virtues). The … Continue reading “Entire Gurbani Is Naam”