O Wandering Mind! Come Home

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) calls mind “Pavan Man(u) – ਪਵਨ ਮਨੁ” (i.e., wind like – wavering, restless, wandering…), and “Pardaesee – ਪਰਦੇਸੀ” (i.e., wandering mind, strange, alien, foreigner, looking … Continue reading “O Wandering Mind! Come Home”

Two Types of Living And Dying

The Wisdom of the Gurbani indicates two kinds of living — life, existence, state, “ਜੀਵਨਾ-Jeevanaa“: Living at the body-level (i.e., Maya) Living at the Aatmaa or soul-level (i.e., the Gurmukh … Continue reading “Two Types of Living And Dying”

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”

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”

Liberation From Slavery Of Outer Domination

Unlike all world religions, the Gurbani (SGGS) liberates us from the slavery of the outer domination. For example, all religions of the world tell you that God (or whatever name … Continue reading “Liberation From Slavery Of Outer Domination”

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!”

Battle Of Life Is Waged Moment To Moment

One of personal choices made will shape not only one’s own life, but also the world. Thus goes the ceaseless battle of life! This battle of life consists of a … Continue reading “Battle Of Life Is Waged Moment To Moment”

Gurbani Stresses On The Importance Of Internal Cleanliness And Not The External One

The Gurbani has attached paramount importance to the necessity of internal cleanliness, not the external one. ਬਾਹਰਿ ਮਲੁ ਧੋਵੈ ਮਨ ਕੀ ਜੂਠਿ ਨ ਜਾਏ ॥: Outwardly, he (hypocrite) washes off … Continue reading “Gurbani Stresses On The Importance Of Internal Cleanliness And Not The External One”

What Is Karma?

In the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS), the term Karma appears with the meaning “action”. In addition, at some places, it also appears to indicate religious or Dhaarmic Karamkaand (rituals), … Continue reading “What Is Karma?”

Beauty

The physical beauty is just skin-deep — temporary, fleeting, fading, vanishing, changing, or deceptive (i.e., Maya). However, the Beauty the Gurbani holds is that Beauty which is perceived in the … Continue reading “Beauty”