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”

Gurbani Is The Mirror Of The Mind

As there is a regular mirror to look at one’s own face, similarly, the Gurbani is the mind’s Mirror, which reveals the mind its true state or condition — its … Continue reading “Gurbani Is The Mirror Of The Mind”

Mere Seeing and Bowing is of no Avail

Without Shabad-Vichaar, mere bowing (Mathaa Tekanaa) or seeing (Darshan) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) will not and cannot liberate anybody from Maya, doubts, duality, Haumai (false ego-sense), worldly bondage, … Continue reading “Mere Seeing and Bowing is of no Avail”

So Thaan Suhaavaa

What is essential to know is what most of us do not know: Virtues, Wisdom, Gur-Giaan, Shabad-Giaan,  Brahm-Giaan, Bibek-Budhi… Unfortunately, most of the translations and interpretations of the Sri Guru … Continue reading “So Thaan Suhaavaa”

Gurbani Asks Us To Investigate Mind

The Gurbani asks us to (Spiritually) inquire into this mind (“Khoj-ਖੋਜ” = search, investigation, exploration, quest, finding examination, inquiry, and so on). Since the Gurbani is timeless, we can apply … Continue reading “Gurbani Asks Us To Investigate Mind”

Human Mind Acting Like Nonhuman Animals

Four things are common in nonhuman animals and a sense-blind human having an unhealthy or empty mind: eating, sleeping, mating, and defending. Mind infatuated with Bikaar (lust,anger, greed, etc.) is … Continue reading “Human Mind Acting Like Nonhuman Animals”

Step Onto My Path With Your Head In Hand

The Gurbani or the Wisdom of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) places emphasis and focus on our minds. For it’s the mind that needs to become Sikh, hence it’s … Continue reading “Step Onto My Path With Your Head In Hand”

It Is The Mind That Should Bathe In The Pool Of Spiritual Knowledge

The Gurbani stresses on the importance and need of Internal Cleanliness and not the external one. Because, it’s the mind that must become pure and truthful. As far as the … Continue reading “It Is The Mind That Should Bathe In The Pool Of Spiritual Knowledge”

It Is Mind That Needs To Become Sikh

The Gurbani (Sri Guru Granth Sahib, SGGS) is written at the level of the mind, for it’s the mind that must become Enlightened with the Spiritual Knowledge of the Gurbani. … Continue reading “It Is Mind That Needs To Become Sikh”

We Are Neither The Body Nor The Mind

All forms are a result of the play of the five elements or Maya, including the human body. With the form of the body, false ego-sense appears. All human sufferings … Continue reading “We Are Neither The Body Nor The Mind”