O Wandering Mind! Come Home

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) calls mind “Pavan Man(u) – ਪਵਨ ਮਨੁ” (i.e., wind like – wavering, restless, wandering, Mayaic…), and “Pardaesee – ਪਰਦੇਸੀ” (i.e., wandering mind, strange, alien, foreigner, … Continue reading “O Wandering Mind! Come Home”

Two Minds

The Gurbani tells us that we Jeeva live in duality (Doojaa Bhaav, a dual existence, two-ness, ਦੁਚਿੱਤੀ-ਦੋ ਮੱਨ…). If we bravely and honestly examine our duality-ridden existence (Mayaic), we will … Continue reading “Two Minds”

Neither Male Nor Female

All forms, names, shapes, or colors appear in our worldly consciousness of Maya as appearances. On account of movement of thoughts (words…) on the surface of the Pool of Consciousness, … Continue reading “Neither Male Nor Female”

ਸੂਤਕ – Sootak

The Gurbani tells us that the entire world is burning with Sootak (ਸੂਤਕ)! In fact, according to the Gurbani, all birth and death are in Sootak. ਸੂਤਕੁ ਅਗਨਿ ਭਖੈ ਜਗੁ … Continue reading “ਸੂਤਕ – Sootak”

Path on Which the Water Woman is Plundered

When the subtler philosophical truth that has not been personally experienced, one cannot grasp it directly. However, with the help of allegories, metaphors and similes, the real nature of the … Continue reading “Path on Which the Water Woman is Plundered”

How Do We Become Maya’s Muhataaj

Muhataaj ( ਮੁਹਤਾਜ ) = necessitous, needy, indigent, subservient, dependence, slave of, in control of, ਗੁਲਾਮ, ਪਰ ਅਧੀਨ, ਲੋੜਵੰਦ, ਅਰਥੀਆ … Bemuhataaj ( ਬੇਮੁਹਤਾਜ or ਵੇਮੁਹਤਾਜ ) – is the … Continue reading “How Do We Become Maya’s Muhataaj”