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Meaning of the word 'passion' in this passage

asked 2018-10-11 03:42:07 -0500

Mansukh gravatar image

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?

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answered 2018-10-11 10:02:26 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

updated 2018-10-11 10:03:57 -0500

In this context the word means thoughts and activities that are pursued in order to satisfy the cravings of ego. Of course, these cravings are endless and lead to acts of corruption.

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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)?

Mansukh gravatar imageMansukh ( 2018-10-11 11:13:47 -0500 )edit

Yeah I think so, bikhai means "poison" I think. So, referring to passion being of ego being poison in this context. However, Guruka Singh ji might be able to better explain it if I'm wrong.

Tryingtobasikh gravatar imageTryingtobasikh ( 2018-10-11 23:25:04 -0500 )edit

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