Churning The Gurbani

The Gurbani is the source of  Wisdom (Giaan, ਉਚੀ ਮਤ, ਸਮਝ… ) which we can apply to mend our conditioned minds (thinking-ਸੋਚ). Hence, it’s NOT meant to be ritualistic or … Continue reading “Churning The Gurbani”

Gurbani Speaks of One Universal Dharma of Virtues

The Gurbani says the Truth or Divine is One. Since the Divine (Universal Energy, Law of Nature…) is One, the Dharma is also One — the Universal Dharma of “Sach-ਸਚ-Truth” … Continue reading “Gurbani Speaks of One Universal Dharma of Virtues”

Gursikhs Solve the Riddle

As indicated by the following verses, one who has truly become the Gursikh (i.e. a student or learner of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, SGGS), he searches the Gur-Shabad and … Continue reading “Gursikhs Solve the Riddle”

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”

Gurbani On Religious Paraphernalia

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) rejects decorating the mortal or transitory human body with religious paraphernalia. Because, in the end, when the dead body is placed on pyre or … Continue reading “Gurbani On Religious Paraphernalia”

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”

Is Gurmat A Doctrine Or A Sidhaant?

The Gurmat (teaching, Upadesh,  Brahm-Giaan, Spiritual Wisdom, or the Way of the SGGS…) is a Sidhaant (ਸਿਧਾਂਤ), not a doctrine. Shortly, in the pages to follow, we will attempt at … Continue reading “Is Gurmat A Doctrine Or A Sidhaant?”

Regular Flowers Versus The Lotus Of The Heart

Because the lotus rises from impurity (unclean water) to blossom as a pure, uncontaminated flower, it is a symbol of purity. The individual consciousness does the same on its path … Continue reading “Regular Flowers Versus The Lotus Of The Heart”

Gurmat And Social Change

Gurmat (Divine Knowledge of the Gurbani) would like us to bring about real change in life — positive change in one’s Budhi (intellect), thinking, attitudes, vision, mindset, entire outlook, deeds, … Continue reading “Gurmat And Social Change”

Deraavaad Sant

First off, the SGGS does NOT create SANTDOM or DERAAVAAD! Instead, the SGGS creates GURMUKHS – Bhagat, Daas, or Jan! When people – specially of Indian origin – see somebody … Continue reading “Deraavaad Sant”