Gurbani’s Sooraa – Braveheart

Literally — in a worldly sense  —”Sooraa” (ਸੂਰਾ) means a brave person (hero, mighty warrior, fearless fighter, ਸੂਰਮਾ, ਬਹਾਦਰ, ਬਲੀ, ਯੋਧਾ, ਮਹਾਬਲੀ…). However, in material life, depending on one’s perspective, … Continue reading “Gurbani’s Sooraa – Braveheart”

The Gurmukh Never Grows Old!

The Gurbani talks about two mentality-groups living together on earth: (1) the “rare” Gurmukhs (Daas, Bhagat, Jan…) who live the Divine Life, and (2) the rest – Manmukhs, Saakat, Mayadhaaree, … Continue reading “The Gurmukh Never Grows Old!”

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”

Birth Is The Proof Of Impending Death

As sunrise is the proof of immanent sunset or as the morning is the proof of approaching night, similarly, birth of an entity is the proof of it’s impending death. … Continue reading “Birth Is The Proof Of Impending Death”

Acting Without Being

The Gurbani time and again urges us to become the Gurmukh. Obviously, “Being” and “Becoming” is very important to the Gurbani. The Gurbani puts tremendous emphasis on living by this … Continue reading “Acting Without Being”

A Real Spiritual Person Is No Killjoy

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) urges us to be engaged in this world, but with a detached attitude and Akal (ਅਕਲ, ਬਿਬੇਕ-ਬੁੱਧੀ, keen understanding, Wisdom, discerning intelligence…). To be … Continue reading “A Real Spiritual Person Is No Killjoy”

Chewing Iron!

The Gurbani compares the spiritual path (the Gurmukh Lifestyle, the Divine Life) to chewing iron with the teeth of wax! ਮੈਣ ਕੇ ਦੰਤ ਕਿਉ ਖਾਈਐ ਸਾਰੁ ॥: How can iron … Continue reading “Chewing Iron!”

Naam Sevaa

The Subject of this post is to understand “what” and “how” of Naam-Sevaa and Gur-Sevaa through the Gurbani (NOT through the fool-o-sophy but through the Gurbani)! Before that, let’s consider … Continue reading “Naam Sevaa”

How Is Satsangat To Be Known

Satsangat => Union with Truth (ਸਚ – Sach), etc. The Gurbani says that this Truth (ਸਚ – Sach) is the “Khasamu” (“ਖਸਮੁ” – the Divine Husband or Master) of all … Continue reading “How Is Satsangat To Be Known”

Truth Is Not Realized Until…

Truth is not an acquisition that has to be sought. It is a realization and an Awakening. The Gurbani tells us that we cannot realize or Awaken Truth (ਸਚ…) until … Continue reading “Truth Is Not Realized Until…”