Ghost-Pret Defined

The majority of us talk about ghosts and goblin or Bhoot-Pret as heard from manufactured stories, or as seen in movies and t.v. serials, or Pakhand, etc. However we seldom … Continue reading “Ghost-Pret Defined”

Siropa

Generally of orange or saffron color, a Siropa (pronounced Siropaa – ਸਿਰੋਪਾ ) is a garment, scarf or a length of cloth. You might have often seen Siropa  giving/taking ceremonies … Continue reading “Siropa”

O Wandering Mind! Come Home

The Spiritual Knowledge (Brahm-Giaan) of the Gurbani is meant to annihilate body-consciousness (Mayaic-mind, Haumai…) and jolt us into Mool-abidance (Truth, Source, Origin, True Nature,  Jot, Gobind, Raam, Hari, Allah, Truth, … Continue reading “O Wandering Mind! Come Home”

Actions Are The Louder Expressions Of Thoughts

Thought is mind, there is no distinction between the two. Hence, whatever the mind contemplates, the organ of actions strive to materialize.  Notions (ideas, concepts, thoughts-stuff) are the fuel of … Continue reading “Actions Are The Louder Expressions Of Thoughts”

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”

Bhav Saagar

The Gurbani mentions (1) Sukh Saagar (“ਸੁਖ ਸਾਗਰ”), and (2) Bhav Saagar (ਭਵ ਸਾਗਰ). What is this Bhav Saagar (ਭਵ ਸਾਗਰ)? Literally, “Bhav – ਭਵ ” = Maya, world, material … Continue reading “Bhav Saagar”

Mind Happens To Us, We Do Not Happen To Mind

Mind is the separation from its Mool (Root, Source, Origin, Jot, Hari, Raam, Gobind, Allah…). Wider the gap of this separation, denser the mind — thicker the Haumai or false … Continue reading “Mind Happens To Us, We Do Not Happen To Mind”

Chasing Mirage

To instill the Spiritual Knowledge in us (Brahm-Giaan), the Gurbani compares the world appearance to a mirage, which appears to be real to a deluded mind (mirage of Maya, illusion, … Continue reading “Chasing Mirage”

Frozen Mind!

Since the mind is responsible for man’s all troubles and Freedom from them, the Gurbani asks the mind be frozen, here and now! The frozen mind simply means: The mind … Continue reading “Frozen Mind!”