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2018-10-11 11:13:47 -0500 commented answer Meaning of the word 'passion' in this passage

Ok thank you very much for answering my question. Would like to ask though, is this the word that is used to refer to passion in this context ਬਿਖੈ(bikhai)?

2018-10-11 03:42:07 -0500 asked a question Meaning of the word 'passion' in this passage

ਮਨਿ ਬਾਸਨਾ ਰਚਿ ਬਿਖੈ ਬਿਆਧਿ ॥ मनि बासना रचि बिखै बिआधि ॥ Man bāsnā racẖ bikẖai bi▫āḏẖ. The mind is engrossed in passion, and the disease of corruption.

Hi what is the meaning of 'passion' in this passage?

Thank you for clarifying this.

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2018-09-07 11:24:24 -0500 commented answer What is the meaning of this verse in SGGS

Thank you very much for answering my question. May I ask though, when you say 'GOD IS', do you mean that God exists, and it doesn't matter whether people believe in his existence or not?

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2018-09-07 08:31:22 -0500 asked a question What is the meaning of this verse in SGGS

ਝੂਠੈ ਕੀ ਰੇ ਝੂਠੁ ਪਰੀਤਿ ਛੁਟਕੀ ਰੇ ਮਨ ਛੁਟਕੀ ਰੇ ਸਾਕਤ ਸੰਗਿ ਨ ਛੁਟਕੀ ਰੇ ॥: Jhoothai kee re jhooth pareet shuttakee re mann shuttakee re saakat sang na shhuttakee re: False is the love of the false one; break the ties, O my mind, and your ties shall be broken. Break your ties with the faithless cynic (sggs 535).

Hi, I have a question In relation to the above passage from Gurbani. It's is mentioned that we should break our ties with the faithless cynic. Does that mean we should unfriend people who do not believe in God? Because I am sure a lot of us have friends who are good human beings, yet they may not necessarily believe in God. They are kind, compassionate, loving and so on. Could someone kindly provide some context and clarification on this?

Thank you very much for clearing this confusion of mine.

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2018-09-06 04:47:23 -0500 asked a question Question about friendship in accordance to Gurbani

ਝੂਠੈ ਕੀ ਰੇ ਝੂਠੁ ਪਰੀਤਿ ਛੁਟਕੀ ਰੇ ਮਨ ਛੁਟਕੀ ਰੇ ਸਾਕਤ ਸੰਗਿ ਨ ਛੁਟਕੀ ਰੇ ॥: Jhoothai kee re jhooth pareet shuttakee re mann shuttakee re saakat sang na shhuttakee re: False is the love of the false one; break the ties, O my mind, and your ties shall be broken. Break your ties with the faithless cynic (sggs 535).

Hi, I have a question I relation to the above passage from Gurbani. It's is mentioned that we should break our ties with the faithless cynic. Does that mean we should unfriend people who do not believe in God, even though they are good human beings? Could someone kindly provide some context and clarification on this?

Thank you very much for clearing this confusion of mine.

2018-09-06 01:24:01 -0500 asked a question Contradictory statements on friendship in the Gurbani

ਮਨਮੁਖਾ ਕੇਰੀ ਦੋਸਤੀ ਮਾਇਆ ਕਾ ਸਨਬੰਧੁ ॥: Manmukhaa keree dosatee Maya kaa sanbandh: Friendship with the Manmukhs is an alliance with Maya (sggs 959). ਦੁਨੀਆ ਕੇਰੀ ਦੋਸਤੀ ਮਨਮੁਖ ਦਝਿ ਮਰੰਨਿ ॥: Duneeaa keree dosatee manmukh dajhi maranni: Making worldly friendships (the love of Maya), the Manmukhs (self-willed ...) burn and die (destroy their spiritual life - ਆਤਮਕ ਜੀਵਨ ਸਾੜ ਕੇ ਸੁਆਹ ਕਰ ਲੈਂਦੇ ਹਨ). (sggs 755).

Hi, I have a question pertaining to the notion of friendship in gurbani. On the one hand the above passages indicates that we shouldn't make friends with Manmuks, but on the other hand it is also mentioned In the gurbani that: Naa ko meraa dusman rahiaa na hum kis ke bairaaee. Braham pasaar pasaariou bheethar satgur te sojhee paaee ||2||. Sabh ko meet hum aapan keenaa ham sabhanaa ke saajan. door paraaeio mann kaa birahaa taa mel keeo merai raajan ||3|| : No one is my enemy, and I am no one's enemy. God, who expanded His expanse, is within all; I learned this from the Satguru. I have befriend all; I am everyone's friend. Upon removal of the sense of separateness from my mind, I got united with the Lord, my King. ||3|| (sggs 671)

Could you kindly explain these contradictory statements on friendship? Also does the phrase 'Friendship with Manmukhs is an alliance with Maya' suggest that friendship with Manmukhs indicates one's level of consciousness to be Mayaic (deluded, ignorant etc.). Can't we be Gurmukhs and still have friends who are Manmukhs and not allow our consciousness to drop to their level? Certainly there are a lot of good people out there, who may not believe in God, and does this suggest that we should unfriend them because they are nonbelievers?

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2018-07-26 00:50:53 -0500 asked a question What was Saint Namdev Ji's view on Household living?

Hi, According to an article about Saint Namdev by Sikhwiki.org, most of the spiritual message of Bhagat Namdev, just like that of the Sikh Gurus, emphasized the importance of living the life of a householder (grist jeevan) and that through marriage and having a family one could attain enlightenment. Yet, at the same time the same article also mentions "Ranade also writes" "He (Namdev) tells us that it is impossible that the pursuit of God can be coupled with a life of Samsara....If it had been possible for him to see God while carrying on the duties of a householder, the great Suka would not have gone to the forest to seek God."

Could someone kindly explain this apparent contradiction?

Thank you Ji,

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2018-07-25 06:57:05 -0500 asked a question What Does the word 'dark' mean in this context?

ਸਾਵਲ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਰਾਮਈਆ ॥ सावल सुंदर रामईआ ॥ Sāval sunḏar rām▫ī▫ā. O my dark and beautiful Lord,

ਮੇਰਾ ਮਨੁ ਲਾਗਾ ਤੋਹਿ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ मेरा मनु लागा तोहि ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥ Merā man lāgā ṯohi. ||1|| rahā▫o. my mind is attached to You. ||1||Pause||

What does the word Dark mean in this context? Does it mean Dark-skinned?

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2018-07-11 15:38:15 -0500 asked a question Does Bhai Gurdas Varanasi say we shouldn't joke?

Thhorhaa Bolan Boli N Jhakhi Jhakhaaiaa |

Speak less and do not talk nonsensical.

In his Varan he mentions that we should not talk nonsense. Does this mean we shouldn't joke?

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2018-06-04 07:56:25 -0500 asked a question What is meant by 'demon' in this passage?

Kalee Andhar Naanakaa Jinnaan Dhaa Aouthaar || In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, O Nanak, the demons have taken birth. Puth Jinooraa Dhheea Jinnooree Joroo Jinnaa Dhaa Sikadhaar ||1|| The son is a demon, and the daughter is a demon; the wife is the chief of the demons. ||1||

Hi, what do you think guru ji meant by 'demons' in this context? What do you think was the context in which this was written?

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2017-10-15 08:18:04 -0500 asked a question What is the meaning of this verse?

ਜੇ ਘਰਿ ਹੋਦੈ ਮੰਗਣਿ ਜਾਈਐ ਫਿਰਿ ਓਲਾਮਾ ਮਿਲੈ ਤਹੀ ॥੮॥੧॥ If someone goes out to beg for what is already in his own home, then he should be chastised. ||8||1||

Satsriakal ji, what exactly is the meaning of the verse above? When Guruji talks about going out to beg for what is already in his own home, is he refering to home in the literal sense, or home as in our body? Also what exactly is the context of this quote?

Thank you for clearing my confusion on the matter.