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”

Crowds of people follow the path of Pakhand

The Gurbani asserts crowds and crowds of people are attracted to the path of Pakhandvaad (ਪਖੰਡਵਾਦ) in the world — the path of Karamkaand (empty rituals …), the path of hypocrisy, … Continue reading “Crowds of people follow the path of Pakhand”

Bhagti

In the English translations of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS), the term “Bhagti” is seen translated as devotion, devotional service, or devotional worship. That’s NOT the Gurbani’s understanding or … Continue reading “Bhagti”

Gurmati Bhagti

Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) emphasizes on how to live life — how to properly utilize the time between the birth and death. Accordingly, the Teaching of the SGGS rather … Continue reading “Gurmati Bhagti”

Uphill Climb

It’s relatively easy to walk downhill. But not so easy to climb uphill! The Way of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (Gurmati, Shabad-Upadesh, spiritual Wisdom of the Gurbani, Brahm-Giaan…) is … Continue reading “Uphill Climb”

Sharing In Virtues

The Gurbani is also the “Gun Bani-ਗੁਣ ਬਾਣੀ” (Gun = Virtues). The more we gain Aatam-Giaan or Spiritual Knowledge from the Gurbani, the more Divine Virtues Awaken within. ਜਨੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ … Continue reading “Sharing In Virtues”

Dance Of The Mind Attached To Maya

First off, what is Maya? Maya is a Sanskrit word which literally means “that which is not” – “Ma” means “not”, “Ya” means “that”. Like mirage (“ਮ੍ਰਿਗ ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ”), it never … Continue reading “Dance Of The Mind Attached To Maya”

True Lover

True Love is the key to True Happiness (Aatmic Anand – ਆਤਮਿਕ ਆਨੰਦ …): ਸਾਚ ਕਹੋਂ ਸੁਨ ਲੇਹੁ ਸਭੈ ਜਿਨ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਕੀਓ ਤਿਨ ਹੀ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਪਾਇਓ ॥: Saach kahon sun … Continue reading “True Lover”

Nij Bhagtee

ਨਿਜ ਭਗਤੀ ਸੀਲਵੰਤੀ ਨਾਰਿ ॥: Nij bhagtee seelvantee naar: (sggs 370). ਨਿਜ (Nij) = own, personal, ਆਪਣੀ, ਆਪਣੇ ਆਪ ਦੀ, ਆਤਮਾ ਦੇ ਕੰਮ ਆਉਣ ਵਾਲੀ, beneficial to Aatmaa… ਭਗਤੀ (Bhagtee) … Continue reading “Nij Bhagtee”

Sahaj, Simran, or Bhagti Scores Over Scholarships

The Gurbani’s “Parhiyaa Moorakh” (a learned or educated fool) is he who has no clue of the Gur-Shabad. Devoid of the essence of the Shabad-Giaan (Gurmat), a “Parhiyaa Moorakh” is … Continue reading “Sahaj, Simran, or Bhagti Scores Over Scholarships”