List of Dhaarmic con-artists

In this world, countless (“ਅਸੰਖ”) are mentally blind (ignorant, fool – “ਮੂਰਖ ਅੰਧ ਘੋਰ”…) who have made the Gurbani a mundane business.

Countless are who have made Dharma a mundane business.

Countless are who have made Sikhi a mundane business.

Countless are who lie and practice falsehood (Jhooth, Koorr…) to make money (“ਧਾਨੁ ਮਲੇਛਾਂ ਖਾਈ”, “ਮਲੇਛ ਮਲੁ ਭਖਿ ਖਾਹਿ”…) on the name of Gurbani, Dharma, and Sikhi….

To alert us of the ਲੋਟੂ-ਟੋਲਾ (con-artists), the Gurbani talks about these shameless beings in the outset of the SGGS. Here is the Gurbani’s list, which we all can use for self-test – judge our own self as to where each one of us stand:

  • 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॥: Asankh moorakh andh ghoor. Asankh chor hraamkhor. Asankh amar kari jaahi jor. Asankh galvadh hatiaa kmaahi. Asankh paapee paapu kari jaahi. Asanlh koorriaar koorre firaahi. Asankh malechh malu bhakhi khaahi. Asankh nindak siri karahi bhaaru. Nanak neechu kahai veechaaru. Vaariaa n jaavaa ek vaar. Jo tudhu bhaavai saaee bhalee kaar. Too sadaa salaamati nirankaar ||18||. (sggs 4).

What’s the outcome of this Dhaarmic fraud?

The result is that everything is on sale (ਬਿਕਾਊ) – Paath (Akhand-Paath...) is on sale, so are tha Paathees; Kirtan is on sale, so are the Raagees; Kathaa is on sale, so are tha 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…)!

However, those who are on this list cannot sell one thing for sure. That is, the Naam (Gurmat Daa Sachaa Giaan-ਗੁਰਮਤ ਜਾ ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਦਾ ਸੱਚਾ ਗਿਆਨ…). Because they just dont’ have it!!

As time and again indicated in the Gurbani, such Mayaic trade (dealing in the hunger of Maya, ਵਿਉਪਾਰ, business…) only activates, boosts, inflate, or bloat Haumai (false ego-sense).

To avoid not to make into this list is the purpose of reading, listening, reflecting (Shabad-Vichaar), searching of the Gurbani (“ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਖੋਜਹਿ ਸਬਦਿ ਬੀਚਾਰਾ ॥”)…


  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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