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21. The Meaning of Bani

  SatNaam   We always refer about holy scriptures written in SGGS as Bani/Gurbani. Let us see how Bani is defined or described in the SGGS. Jo pekẖā so sabẖ kicẖẖ su▫āmī. Jo sunṇā so parabẖ kī bānī. page 1080 … Read More

19. Naam and Amrit/Nect​ar

Sat Sat Satnaam Sat Sat Satnaam Sat Sat Satnaam Sat Sat Satnaam Sat Sat Satnaam Always Sat Sat Satnaam The one God whose Naam/Name is Truth. O my fellows, With the blessing, meditate on the Naam because it was at … Read More

18. Religion and Naam

What is a religion? A prevailing view is that a collection of belief/culture systems in regards to spirituality/morality/creation/worship is religion. However, let us see what SGGS says about religion.   ਸਰਬ ਧਰਮ ਮਹਿ ਸ੍ਰੇਸਟ ਧਰਮੁ ॥ ਹਰਿ ਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਿ … Read More

17. Name and Deeds (Naam and Karam)

ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਇਸੁ ਜਗ ਮਹਿ ਚਾਨਣੁ ਕਰਮਿ ਵਸੈ ਮਨਿ ਆਏ ॥ Gurbāṇī is jag mėh cẖānaṇ karam vasai man ā▫e. page 67Gurbani is the Light/wisdom in this world, however, one receives it only with destiny/fate(Bhag). ਨਾਮੇ ਹੀ ਘਟਿ ਚਾਨਣਾ ਨਾਮੇ ਸੋਭਾ … Read More

15. What is religion?

Sat Sat Satnaam Sada Satnaam     Koorh firai parDhaan vay laalo Falsehood controls/runs around like a leader, O Lalo     What is religion?    “Religion: A general term used… to designate all concepts concerning the belief in god(s) … Read More

14. Naam Is Not Only For Saints

Ik Onkar Satnaam Sat GurParsaad.   Sat Sat Satnaam                    Sat Sat Satnaam                  Sat Sat Satnaam This head bows at the holy feet of the Guru; the Gur; all the Saints/Rishis/Peers/Bhagats and of congregation. Naam is not only for Saints, it … Read More