Don’t Take Anything At Face Value

The Gurmat (Wisdom, Upadesh or Way of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, SGGS) makes us  Wise (ਗਿਆਨਵਾਨ, ਤਰਕਸ਼ੀਲ, ਬਿਬੇਕੀ, ਪਾਰਖੂ …), NOT followers of blind faith (ਅੰਧ ਵਿਸ਼ਵਾਸ਼ੀ, ਸ਼ਰਧਾਵਾਨ). A … Continue reading “Don’t Take Anything At Face Value”

The Satgur’s Sword of Wisdom

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) asserts: (1) Giaan (Wisdom) is the Guru, (2) it’s our consciousness (Surat-ਸੁਰਤ) that needs to become a Sikh (ਸਿਖਿਆਰਥੀ, or learner, or student of … Continue reading “The Satgur’s Sword of Wisdom”

Churning The Gurbani

The Gurbani is the source of  Wisdom (Giaan, ਉਚੀ ਮਤ, ਸਮਝ… ) which we can apply to mend our conditioned minds (thinking-ਸੋਚ). Hence, it’s NOT meant to be ritualistic or … Continue reading “Churning The Gurbani”

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”

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

The Gurbani addresses human mind, and Awakens it – it’s the mirror for the mind. As medicine is for the alive people not for dead, similarly the Wisdom of the … Continue reading “It Is The Mind That Should Bathe In The Pool Of Spiritual Knowledge”

It Is Mind That Needs To Become Sikh

Sikh is the Conscious (Surat – ਸੁਰਤ), NOT the physical body-frame. Hence, regardless of religion, family of birth, color or nationality, anybody can become a Sikh! Therefore in Sikhi — … Continue reading “It Is Mind That Needs To Become Sikh”

Entire Gurbani Is Naam

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) tells us that the Entire Gurbani is Naam. In addition, the Gurbani is also said to be the “Gun Bani-ਗੁਣ ਬਾਣੀ” (Gun = Virtues). The … Continue reading “Entire Gurbani Is Naam”

ਨਾਨਕ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਏਕੁ ਹੈ – O Nanak! There is Only One Amrit

According to the Brahma-Giaan of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib ( SGGS), there is only One Amrit. And that One Amrit is the Naam (“ਨਾਮੁ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ”), Gur-Shabad (“ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਸਬਦੁ”), Shabad-Vichaar … Continue reading “ਨਾਨਕ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਏਕੁ ਹੈ – O Nanak! There is Only One Amrit”

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”

Gurbani Says Well Filled With Amrit Is Within Your Body

The Gurbani (Sri Guru granth Sahib, SGGS) tells us “every thing” is within, here and now! Therefore, those who look sublime thing like Amrit outside — according to the Gurbani … Continue reading “Gurbani Says Well Filled With Amrit Is Within Your Body”