Gurbani snippets

Purpose of suffering

I believe this suffering serves as a medicine in a way that it tells us about our (inner) disease and thereby helps us get rid of it. If we are not even aware of the disease, how will we ...
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Who is good and who is bad?

ਏਕ ਦ੍ਰਿਸਟਿ ਕਰਿ ਸਮਸਰਿ ਜਾਣੈ ਜੋਗੀ ਕਹੀਐ ਸੋਈ ॥੧॥ One who looks upon all with a single eye, and knows them to be one and the same - he alone is known as a Yogi. Who is good and ...
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Spread happiness by becoming a devotee

If you want to do something good for the world, if you want to bring some happiness into the world, if you are driven by the welfare of the world, then become a devotee, or in other words, turn ...
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I don’t want heaven

It is said that love is the highest feeling of a human life. It is said that love is the fulfillment of human life. These sayings appear to be correct. For a devotee or a Sikh, the highest feeling ...
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Where is heaven?

Recently, a one line story became popular on Quora. It was: When a man went to God after dying, God asked, "So, how was heaven?" What if the heaven we aspire for after death was supposed to be enjoyed ...
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Different names of the same Lord

This is an excerpt from the book "The Journey Home" By Radhanath Swami: "Sitting on the bank of the Ganges one day after a talk with Mohammed, I inquired of Narayan Prasad, "How is it that you have so ...
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Look within

At times, I feel that we all, including me, are criticism-addict. We criticize anyone and everyone for anything and everything. Wherever we go, we pinpoint "This is wrong with this place", "This is wrong with this institution", "This is ...
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The value of Lord’s love

The path of Gurbani is the path of love. A follower of Gurbani is forever yearning for God's love to spring from his heart. God or Waheguru loves us intensely, immeasurably, and unconditionally. ਸਦ ਬਖਸਿੰਦੁ ਸਦਾ ਮਿਹਰਵਾਨਾ ਸਭਨਾ ਦੇਇ ...
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Sweetness and humility

Humility inside expresses itself in sweetness ("ਮਿਠਾ ਬੋਲਣਾ" or talking and behaving respectfully) outside. Gurbani says humility and sweetness are the essence of all virtues. The question is: do we have them inside us? Are we even trying to ...
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Everyone is my friend

When I realize that my beloved Guru Nanak is within all, whom will I criticize? Whom will I hate? Whom will I cheat? When I realize that my Guru Nanak sees through the eyes of everyone, smells through the ...
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