Poison Or Medicine

Recently heard someone repeating one of the most frequently paraphrased statements that the religion is the opium of the people! If religion is properly understood, assimilated, and lived or if … Continue reading“Poison Or Medicine”

Conquer The Mind, Conquer The World

“ਮਨਿ ਜੀਤੈ ਜਗੁ ਜੀਤੁ” (Mani jeetai jagu jeetu, sggs 6) are very popular and often quoted words from the Gurbani, which essentially indicates that if you conquer the mind, you … Continue reading“Conquer The Mind, Conquer The World”

Baavar Gaavar

Baavar (“ਬਾਵਰ”) => Crazy, mad, demented, ਬਾਉਲਾ, ਝੱਲਾ, ਕਮਲਾ, ਵਾਤੂਲ, ਪਾਗਲ, etc. Gaavar (“ਗਾਵਰ”) => Fool, stupid, primitive, ਗੰਵਾਰ, etc. The Gurbani calls that person “Baavar Gaavar” whose deluded or … Continue reading“Baavar Gaavar”

Wring Hands

Bhagat Freed Sahib has used this idiom (ਮੁਹਾਵਰਾ) in one of the Shabads: ਤਪਿ ਤਪਿ ਲੁਹਿ ਲੁਹਿ ਹਾਥ ਮਰੋਰਉ ॥: Burning and burning (ਬਹੁਤ ਦੁਖੀ ਹੋ ਕੇ, ਖਪ ਖਪ ਕੇ), … Continue reading“Wring Hands”

Destruction Of Wall

Previous two posts talk about the use of idioms in the Gurbani. Since all human languages are dynamic, the current form of these idioms may not be exactly the same … Continue reading“Destruction Of Wall”