Being Detached: Affectionately

The Gurbani asks to strive for affectionate detachment (Bairaag-ਬੈਰਾਗ),  and then practice it in daily life. What’s detachment? Detachment (or non-attachment) implies a state of the mind that springs from … Continue reading“Being Detached: Affectionately”

Gurbani Says We Are In A State Of Sleep Paralysis

The Gurbani proclaims that the entire world is asleep — sleep of attachment or love of Maya (ਮਾਇਆ ਦੀ ਭੁਖ). The Gurbani reveals that, in this horrific state of endless … Continue reading“Gurbani Says We Are In A State Of Sleep Paralysis”

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”

Anything That Appears Will Soon Disappear

That which is Real never ends, and that which ends is not Real! The Gurbani Teaches us that anything seen is ephemeral — it will soon disappear. What rises must … Continue reading“Anything That Appears Will Soon Disappear”

Be In The World, But Not Of The World!

The Gurbani tells us: Be engaged in this world, but with a detached attitude and Akal (ਅਕਲ, ਬਿਬੇਕ-ਬੁੱਧੀ, keen understanding, Wisdom, discerning intelligence…). The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) draws … Continue reading“Be In The World, But Not Of The World!”