Mool Realization Cannot Be Made To An Order

One must do it himself / herself! Nobody else can do it for you (“ਹੋਰਨਿ ਕਾਰਜੁ ਨ ਹੋਈ”). To put it otherwise, Mool-realization cannot be given to someone as a … Continue reading “Mool Realization Cannot Be Made To An Order”

There Is No Second

The Gurbani asserts there is only one All-Pervading Mool (Reality, Source, Jot, Hari, Prabh, Gobind, Thaakur, Sajjan, Swaami, Preetam, Gopaal, Naraain, etc.). There is no second. Also called Self by … Continue reading “There Is No Second”

Two Minds

The Gurbani tells us that we Jeeva live in duality (Doojaa Bhaav, a dual existence, two-ness, ਦੁਚਿੱਤੀ-ਦੋ ਮੱਨ…). If we bravely and honestly examine our duality-ridden existence (Mayaic), we will … Continue reading “Two Minds”

Combat Against Own Self

The gurbani urges us that – day and night – we must combat against our own self (ਮੰਨ ਨੂੰ ਸਾਧ ਲੈਣਾਂ, ਵੱਸ ਵਿਚ ਕਰ ਲੈਣਾਂ, ਕਾਬੂ ਕਰ ਲੈਣਾਂ, ਜਿੱਤ ਲੈਣਾਂ…). … Continue reading “Combat Against Own Self”

Aatam Tirath

Aatam (ਆਤਮ) = one’s own soul, personal, pertaining to one’s own self… Tirath (ਤੀਰਥ) = a sacred place, a place of pilgrimage, a holy spot, a shrine… Combining these two … Continue reading “Aatam Tirath”

Self-Transcendence

Linking back with the Mool (call it Realisation of God, Reality, Truth, or whatever you like) is the goal of human birth. The Gurbani time and again indicates that this … Continue reading “Self-Transcendence”

Know the Mool – Who Am I?

The Supreme Message of the Gurbani is (if we want to put it in words): Know Yourself, Recognize or Realize Your Mool (Origin, Root, Source, Reality, Truth – Jot Saroop…). … Continue reading “Know the Mool – Who Am I?”