Archive for June, 2009

Fear is a sign of insecurity felt in the face of any impending or perceived adverse situation. Fear may be of physical, emotional or financial insecurity or for retribution for having done some thing improper or illegal. Fear may be of other people including the law, elders and bosses or it may be of God. […]

  Jap Ji Sahib is the first composition in Sri Guru Granth Sahib and comprises of 38 Pauris or stanzas. It may roughly be divided in two parts, exactly in the middle i.e. at the end of the 19th Pauri. The first part gives updesh (instruction) on various aspects of a practical spiritual life. It […]

ਮਨ ਬਚ ਕ੍ਰਮ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਅਪਨਾ ਧਿਆਈ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਦਾਸ ਤੇਰੀ ਸਰਣਾਈ ॥੪॥ ੫ ੨੦੦ Mann bach kram prabhu apna dhiaaee; Nanak daas tayree sarnaaee (M: 5, p 200). For ever in Its sanctuary, I remember my Creator in thought, word and deed. The pronoun ‘It’ is used for the Creator because of It not being […]

Jaapu reverently called Jaap Sahib, a composition of the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh has 199 verses. It is the second Baani after Japu or Jap Ji Sahib in the morning Nitnem, the daily practice of remembering the Formless Creator, Nirakaar. This Baani addresses or talks about Akal Purakh, the timeless and deathless Master throughout. […]

Mool Mantar meaning the Root Mantra is considered the essence of whole of Sri Guru Granth Sahib whose contents are also called Gurbani, the Guru’s word. Its text is: ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ ੧ ੧ It does not form part of any one Baani (composition) […]

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