Gurbani snippets

I, Me, and Mine

What is the source of all entanglements? Ego. What is the source of all suffering? Ego. What make us lost in pleasures and pain? Ego. The purpose of all religions and spiritual paths is to free the human beings from ...
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Beware, lest you may be trapped!

Isn't this world amazingly beautiful? Natural beauty, beauty of a woman, human emotions, aspirations, pleasures, achievements - what all is there to mesmerize us! And mesmerize we become so much so that we forget the source from where all ...
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Everything happens per Lord’s will

Gurbani is pretty clear that nothing happens without Lord's will. ਹੁਕਮੈ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਸਭੁ ਕੋ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਹੁਕਮ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥ Everyone is subject to His Command; no one is beyond His Command. ਸਭੁ ਇਕੋ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਵਰਤਦਾ ਮੰਨਿਐ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਈ ॥੩॥ ...
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Wake up! O Dear King!

"Is it true?", my mind asks in amazement and shock as I read these lines. Am I really a king but living life of a beggar? Just because I am not awake. I am spending this life of struggle, ...
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Total love and affection

Anita Moorjani was suffering from Cancer Stage IV-B, when she entered into coma and then had glimpse of the "other realm". She describes her experience of the other realm as: "I then had a sense of being encompassed by ...
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I have none other than you

ਕਿਸ ਹੀ ਕੋਈ ਕੋਇ ਮੰਞੁ ਨਿਮਾਣੀ ਇਕੁ ਤੂ ॥ ਕਿਉ ਨ ਮਰੀਜੈ ਰੋਇ ਜਾ ਲਗੁ ਚਿਤਿ ਨ ਆਵਹੀ ॥੧॥ Everyone has others to depend on, but for me lowly and meek, I have only You, Lord. I might as well just ...
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There is nothing to be gained from outside

Why are you looking at people for approval? Why are you afraid of their criticism? What can they give you in either case? Don't you know that there is nothing valuable to be gained from outside of you? Don't you ...
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I have come to your door

Oh lord, I was suffering and I came to your door seeking relief. Alas, you didn't answer. But where can I go except your door? I am helpless and orphan and without anyone in the world. I've come seeking ...
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Suffering from all sides

Oh my dear lord, why don't you see that I am surrounded by pain and suffering from all sides? Why don't you see that? And very unfortunately, I don't realize that all this suffering and pain is out of ...
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Seeds of suffering lie in happiness

Everybody wants favorable circumstances. But to make circumstances favorable, one has to go through so much struggle and suffering. Often they come at the cost of complete abandonment of internal joy. This outside seeking of satisfaction ultimately disconnects us from ...
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Everyone is your creation

Everything that comes from the beloved is worthy and valuable. The more we love the beloved, the more we consider his creations to be worthy, valuable, and lovable. So, on the path of love of God or on the ...
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Don’t forget for a moment

A fish doesn't consider water to be a limitation for her; rather, water is its life support. It cannot think to go outside the water even if we offer it silk to sit and sleep in. Similarly, a continuous ...
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Everything upside down

Have we gotten everything upside down in this world? I just wrote a realization, "When the important becomes unimportant, everything unimportant occupies the importance.In other words, when the pursuit of the divine becomes unimportant, everything else becomes important." What ...
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Hunger of the soul

If we are always unhappy and dissatisfied, couldn't it be the case that we are hungry and are trying to divert our attention from hunger by engaging in different games? Just when a different game comes up, we become ...
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Pleasure at the cost of great pain

"Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of Being and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have great material wealth. They are looking outside for scraps ...
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