A Long Journey – Cycle of Birth and Death!

First, in order to impart the Truth (ਸਚ) to masses, all the 35 contributors of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) have used terms that were prevalent and prevailing at … Continue reading “A Long Journey – Cycle of Birth and Death!”

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”

Two Types of Living And Dying

The Wisdom of the Gurbani indicates two kinds of living — life, existence, state, “ਜੀਵਨਾ-Jeevanaa“: Living at the body-level (i.e., Maya) Living at the Aatmaa or soul-level (i.e., the Gurmukh … Continue reading “Two Types of Living And Dying”

Pride Of Worldly Possessions Rots The Mind

In nutshell, pride corrupts man’s mind and intellect (pride => self-conceit, arrogance, haughtiness, consciousness of exalted position, Abhimaan-ਅਭਿਮਾਨ, Ahankaar-ਅਹੰਕਾਰ, Garab-ਗਰਬ, etc.). ਬਡੇ ਬਡੇ ਅਹੰਕਾਰੀਆ ਨਾਨਕ ਗਰਬਿ ਗਲੇ ॥੧॥: O Nanak! … Continue reading “Pride Of Worldly Possessions Rots The Mind”

Gurbani Stresses On The Importance Of Internal Cleanliness And Not The External One

The Gurbani has attached paramount importance to the necessity of internal cleanliness, not the external one. ਬਾਹਰਿ ਮਲੁ ਧੋਵੈ ਮਨ ਕੀ ਜੂਠਿ ਨ ਜਾਏ ॥: Outwardly, he (hypocrite) washes off … Continue reading “Gurbani Stresses On The Importance Of Internal Cleanliness And Not The External One”

Not Liable For Change

The Gurbani says we are THAT — “Joti Saroop(u)-ਜੋਤਿ ਸਰੂਪੁ”! The Gurbani reminds us that we as “Joti Saroop(u)” (“ਜੋਤਿ ਸਰੂਪੁ”) are not separate from the Supreme Reality. Therefore, the … Continue reading “Not Liable For Change”

Death Is Not To Be Feared

The mind finds it hard to accept the idea that existence contains life and also death. However, life is not logical as the mind! The reality is: If there is … Continue reading “Death Is Not To Be Feared”

Belly Stuffed And Empty Mind

It’s good to have a healthy body. But, a healthy body is not enough. A healthy mind is also needed to guide it properly. The instrument of the body — … Continue reading “Belly Stuffed And Empty Mind”

Wring Hands

Bhagat Freed Sahib has used this idiom (ਮੁਹਾਵਰਾ) in one of the Shabads: ਤਪਿ ਤਪਿ ਲੁਹਿ ਲੁਹਿ ਹਾਥ ਮਰੋਰਉ ॥: Burning and burning (ਬਹੁਤ ਦੁਖੀ ਹੋ ਕੇ, ਖਪ ਖਪ ਕੇ), … Continue reading “Wring Hands”

Immensely Profound Yet Simple

The Gurbani’s Teaching is immensely profound yet simple. For instance, the Gurbani time and again reminds us to understand (ਸੂਝ-ਬੂਝ) couple of things through serious Shabad-Vichaar: The one is our … Continue reading “Immensely Profound Yet Simple”