Dhaarmic con-artists

One’s own un-enlightened mind or Conscience is the biggest con-artists.

This un-enlightenment gives rise to utter (Inner) Darkness, immense state of deceit and ungratefulness, immense attempts to command over others, uncountable (ਅਸੰਖ) acts, vice-filled mind, repeated  denials of the Creator / Hukam, negative and un-Godly thoughts etc.

One’s own Enlightened Conscience brings Realization of this Inner con-artist.

  • ਅਸੰਖ ਮੂਰਖ ਅੰਧ ਘੋਰ ॥ ਅਸੰਖ ਚੋਰ ਹਰਾਮਖੋਰ ॥ ਅਸੰਖ ਅਮਰ ਕਰਿ ਜਾਹਿ ਜੋਰ ॥ ਅਸੰਖ ਗਲਵਢ ਹਤਿਆ ਕਮਾਹਿ ॥ ਅਸੰਖ ਪਾਪੀ ਪਾਪੁ ਕਰਿ ਜਾਹਿ ॥ ਅਸੰਖ ਕੂੜਿਆਰ ਕੂੜੇ ਫਿਰਾਹਿ ॥ ਅਸੰਖ ਮਲੇਛ ਮਲੁ ਭਖਿ ਖਾਹਿ ॥ ਅਸੰਖ ਨਿੰਦਕ ਸਿਰਿ ਕਰਹਿ ਭਾਰੁ ॥ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਨੀਚੁ ਕਹੈ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥ ਵਾਰਿਆ ਨ ਜਾਵਾ ਏਕ ਵਾਰ ॥ ਜੋ ਤੁਧੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਸਾਈ ਭਲੀ ਕਾਰ ॥ ਤੂ ਸਦਾ ਸਲਾਮਤਿ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰ ॥੧੮॥: (My Enlightened Conscience brings Realization of my) immense state of Un-enlightenment and utter (Inner) Darkness. (My Enlightened Conscience brings Realization of my) my immense state of deceit and ungratefulness. (My Enlightened Conscience brings Realization of my) countless attempts to become Immortal and to command over others. (My Enlightened Conscience brings Realization of my) uncountable acts towards eliminating my Conscience. (My Enlightened Conscience brings Realization of my) uncountable acts committed by my vice-filled mind towards my Conscience. (My Enlightened Conscience brings Realization of my) countless and repeated  denials of the Creator. (My Enlightened Conscience brings Realization of my) immeasurable penchant for negative and un-Godly thoughts. (My Enlightened Conscience brings Realization of my) countless acts of denying the Creator that burden my mind or Conscience. Nanak, I speak the discourse of my spiritual decadency. I am unable to even once express my devotion (adequately). I accept all that You Command (me from within my Conscience). (Because) Your Eternal Formless Self is the Sustainer of my Conscience. ॥18॥ . (sggs 4).

Its a story of the Creator-denying or the Hukam-opposing self (ਕੂੜਿਆਰ).

On account own un-enlightened state, we have made the spirituality of the Shabad or the Message of Gurbani a mundane business.

We have made Dharma a mundane business.

We have made the Gurmat spirituality or Sikhi a mundane business.

The Gurbani teaches us to surrender the pretense (Pakhand), and not to betray (fraud etc.) own Conscience.

  • ਬਾਨਾਰਸੀ ਤਪੁ ਕਰੈ ਉਲਟਿ ਤੀਰਥ ਮਰੈ ਅਗਨਿ ਦਹੈ ਕਾਇਆ ਕਲਪੁ ਕੀਜੈ ॥ ਅਸੁਮੇਧ ਜਗੁ ਕੀਜੈ ਸੋਨਾ ਗਰਭ ਦਾਨੁ ਦੀਜੈ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ ਸਰਿ ਤਊ ਨ ਪੂਜੈ ॥੧॥ ਛੋਡਿ ਛੋਡਿ ਰੇ ਪਾਖੰਡੀ ਮਨ ਕਪਟੁ ਨ ਕੀਜੈ ॥ ਹਰਿ ਕਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਨਿਤ ਨਿਤਹਿ ਲੀਜੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: If a person goes to Baanaaras and performs penance by hanging upside down, dies at the places of Teeraths (locations of pilgrimage), suffer burns by fire, or put the body in difficult positions, make offerings of expensive items (in Yagna like horse etc.), donate gold on the quiet etc.; even then all these works cannot equal the Internalization of the Divine Naam (Shabad, spiritual Wisdom-Giaan, Virtues etc.). Surrender the pretense; do not betray (fraud etc.) your Conscience. ॥1॥ Pause ॥ (sggs 973).

If we don’t surrender the pretense, then everything becomes on sale (ਬਿਕਾਊ) – Paath (Akhand-Paath...) is on sale, so are the Paathees; Kirtan is on sale, so are the Raagees; Kathaa is on sale, so are the Kathaakaars; Beerr (ਬੀੜ) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib is on sale in shops, on the Internet…

Looks like we (the 99.9 percent category) have become traders (businessman, ਵਿਉਪਾਰੀ ਵਰਗ…) by turning the Gurbani / spirituality into a business transaction!

The Gurbani repeatedly teaches not to betray one’s own Conscience. An un-enlightened Conscience (dealing in the hunger of Maya, ਵਿਉਪਾਰ, business…) only activates, boosts, inflate or bloat Haumai (false ego-sense).


  1. Thanks Dr. T. Singh
    I will surely read the articles as a beginner seeker of this divine knowledge. I pray to SGGS and WAHEGURU to take my little knowledge (tuchh gyan) and bless me with HIS own knowledge (atam gyan, gur gyan, shabad gyan, etc.)
    I have put my first step towards HIM.
    “Charan saran gur ek painda jaaye chal. Satgur kot painda aage hoye let hai”Thanks and Regards

  2. Dear professor Sahib,
    Thank you for taking the time to comment on the post.
    Here are some more resources for your review:
    1). At the bottom of every post there is a list of some related posts. More related posts can be found by searching the blog.
    2). At the parent site of this Gurbani blog, there are over 330 Gurbani articles on various themes mentioned in the Gurbani

    Bottom line is it’s only the Gurbani’s Giaan (Gurmat, “ਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਮਤਿ”, ਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਸਿਖਿਆ, the Gurbani’s Teaching, Aatam-Giaan, Shabad-Giaan …). that will liberate us.
    So, the Gurbani’s Giaan is the ladder (ਪਉੜੀ) we need to climb.
    ਗੁਰ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਪਦਾਰਥੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਹੈ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੋ ਦੇਇ ਦ੍ਰਿੜਾਇ ॥: (sggs 759).
    ਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਮਤਿ ਤੂੰ ਲੇਹਿ ਇਆਨੇ ॥: Gur kee mati toon lehi iaane. (sggs 288).
    ਮਨ ਸਮਝਾਵਨ ਕਾਰਨੇ ਕਛੂਅਕ ਪੜੀਐ ਗਿਆਨ ॥੫॥: Man samajhaavan kaarane kashooak parreai giaan ||5||. (sggs 340).
    ਗਿਆਨ ਕਾ ਬਧਾ ਮਨੁ ਰਹੈ ਗੁਰ ਬਿਨੁ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਨ ਹੋਇ ॥੫॥:|| (sggs 469).

  3. Wahegru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh!!!
    You are right in your sayings Sir. I am also a divine knowledge seeker (Jigyasu) but getting confused by such con-artists.
    Sir I have some doubts.
    Is NAAM and SHABAD same ?
    What is the role of gurmatra?
    Do we need a puran brahmgyani (dehdhari satguru)to get NAAM?
    How can i see and listen to my own soul i.e. transcendental vibrating energy?
    Should i concentrate and see the akahri naam i.e. WAHEGURU in the nucleus of my heart when i breath and after continuous watching it and doing simran of the same simultaneously ultimately one day in sehaj awastha i will see the vibratory energy of my soul for which i am dying to see.

    Should i be amrit dhari sikh to see my inner jyot swaprup?

    Gurpreet Singh
    Asst. Professor, Department of Computer Engineering,
    MMEC, M.M.University, Mullana, Ambala,Haryana,India

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