Archive for October, 2009

A Tribute on the Gurpurab Sometime ago during a discussion with a Hindu Brahmin and a Muslim Maulvi I gave a synopsis of Guru Nanak’s Japji Sahib, the first composition in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. As soon as I finished, the Maulvi exclaimed “But this is Islam”. Such is the universal appeal of Guru Nanak’s […]

All the preceding Paurris of Japji preceding Paurri 32 may be taken as conditioning the mind to make efforts to be one with the Creator. Pauris 32 and 33 now provide guidance for the preparation for that union. A common perception about God is IT’s being somewhere up beyond human reach. To be able to […]

After having somewhat described the indescribable Creator’s virtues, the creation and the relationship between them Japji now brings us near the ultimate in spirituality – to be one with the Creator even though the latter is formless. Union with the Creator is the opportunity provided to the human birth and should be availed of. However […]

The preceding Pauris of Japji have described the virtues of the Creator, the creation with its diverse nature and the inability of the mortal to figure out all that. The 27th Pauri brings out the harmony in all that exists with all components of the universe performing their function in a mutually supporting manner. The […]

Pauri 16 had stated: ਜੇ ਕੋ ਕਹੈ ਕਰੈ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥ ਕਰਤੇ ਕੈ ਕਰਣੈ ਨਾਹੀ ਸੁਮਾਰੁ ॥ Some one who tries to describe or contemplate, would find that it is not possible to count or measure what the Creator does. Similarly in Pauris 17 to 19 had mentioned the countless phenomena in the universe. Pauris 24 […]

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