Demystify the Shabad

The strength of the soul is true Understanding (ਸੂਝ-ਬੂਝ), Wisdom, Aatam-Giaan, true contentment (ਸਚੁ ਸੰਤੋਖੁ / ਸਤੁ ਸੰਤੋਖੁ), and so on. The awakening of this strength within takes place when … Continue reading“Demystify the Shabad”

Gurbani’s wisdom is meant to be understood and lived

First, the Gurbani is meant to be thoroughly understood through the sincere Shabad-Vichaar. ਏਨਾ ਅਖਰਾ ਮਹਿ ਜੋ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਬੂਝੈ ਤਿਸੁ ਸਿਰਿ ਲੇਖੁ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥੨॥: Enaa akharaa mahi jo gurmukhi … Continue reading“Gurbani’s wisdom is meant to be understood and lived”

Riding the Horse of Self-Reflection

The Gurbani puts tremendous emphasis on Vichaar (e.g., Shabad-Vichaar, Reflections…). What is Vichaar? The Gurbani time and again indicates that “everything” is within (i.e., The Divine, Satgur, Mool…). The Divine … Continue reading“Riding the Horse of Self-Reflection”

Search, Seek and Understand

The Gur-Shabad tells us that the Gurbani is the subject of searching (ਖੋਜ) and understanding (ਬੂਝਿ). It is only with the Search (ਖੋਜ) and Understanding (ਬੂਝਿ) comes the Liberation, Emancipation, … Continue reading“Search, Seek and Understand”

Soojh Boojh

Khoj (ਖੋਜ-search) leads to Samajh (ਸਮਝ, ਸੋਚ, ਸੂਝ, ਸੁਧ, ਮੱਤ, ਹੋਸ, perception, grasp, intelligence, sanity, acuteness, understanding, reorganization, ਗੁਰ-ਸਬਦ ਨੂੰ ਪਛਾਣ ਲੈਣਾਂ/ਸਮਝ ਲੈਣਾਂ, etc.). Then comes Boojh (ਬੂਝ-Understanding, Comprehension, Realization, … Continue reading“Soojh Boojh”