Archive for April, 2011

ਸਲੋਕ ਮ: ੫ ॥ਕਾਮੁ ਨ ਕਰਹੀ ਆਪਣਾ ਫਿਰਹਿ ਅਵਤਾ ਲੋਇ ॥ਨਾਨਕ ਨਾਇ ਵਿਸਾਰਿਐ ਸੁਖੁ ਕਿਨੇਹਾ ਹੋਇ ॥੧॥ Salok mėhlā 5. Kām na karhī āpṇā firėh avṯā lo▫e. Nānak nā▫e visāri▫ai sukẖ kinehā ho▫e. ||1|| Slok of the fifth Guru. A self-willed person (na karahi) does not carry out (aapna = own) his/her (kaam) work that […]

Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS), the holy scripture and eternal Guru of the Sikhs has a standard layout totaling 1430 pages. The numbering system of the hymns called Shabads is such as to obviate the possibility of insertions or deletions. Its compilation was accomplished in two stages. The first version, called Pothi Sahib containing the […]

Note: The Vaar below is the second in Rag Gauri and is by the fifth Guru; the one just completed above was that of the fourth Guru. Out of the 31 Raags in Sri Guru Granth Sahib only 17 have Vaars of the gurus; out of these four have two Vaars each. They are Gauri, […]

Faith and discernment or reasoning are two valuable virtues. However if they are treated in two exclusive compartments they can become pitfalls. For example faith alone may lead to the belief that one’s religion is the only one or the best. This is used by some as the basis to criticize or even slander other […]

Note: The Slok below describes the actions of self-professed holy people who are on the look out for money. Here the Guru is taking the example of a (Tapaa) one who exhibits himself as one who engages in (Tap) hard austerities. Discernable people laugh at them. ਸਲੋਕ ਮ: ੪ ॥ਤਪਾ ਨ ਹੋਵੈ ਅੰਦ੍ਰਹੁ ਲੋਭੀ ਨਿਤ […]


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