11. Chully – A fist of Water

ਮਨ ਕੀ ਮੈਲੁ ਨ ਤਨ ਤੇ ਜਾਤਿ Life is impossible without water. Water gives life to everything in this world. It is also very important in ALL the world religions…

10. Thou know not the worth of the water, therefore thou wail Water – The Life

Water obviously plays such an important role in our day-to-days life. It fertilizes agriculture and produces life and food and is the source of livelihood of the people; but at…

9. The Word, the Bani is Guru, and Guru is the Bani

Listening is not only an art but also a gift from God. Listening also could be said in other words that is hearing the words of someone. People pay attention…

8. Naad and Anahad: Awareness of the Shabad Dhuni

ਸੁਰਤਿ ਸਬਦੁ ਧੁਨਿ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਜਾਗੀ The thought of Anahad naad (unstruck sound) is found in most of the religions today.  Shri Guru Granth Sahib speaks about naad (shabad, raag, dhuni)…

7. Maya the Enticer: The Doctrine of Delusion (Maya)

“ਮਾਇਆ ਮਮਤਾ ਮੋਹਣੀ” “0, My Merchant friend, in the Third watch (youthful beauty) of Night, your mind is fixed on beauty and riches. You remember not the Lord’s Name, through…

6. The understanding of Ego is the door to salvation

“ਹਉਮੈ ਬੂਝੈ ਤਾ ਦਰੁ ਸੂਝੈ” that a Soul is suffering from it or The term Haumai is frequently used for those who have not reached the state of Gurumukha (Jiwan-mukta)…

5. Nam-Simran (Meditation)

ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ਰੋਗੀ ਨਾਮੁ ਦਾਰੂ The concept of “Nam” is another crucial word in the Sikh belief toward Emancipation or liberation (Jivan-Mukta).  “The word ‘Nam’ is the summary expression for,[1] the…

4. Everyone longs for paradise, liberation and heaven; all place their hopes in them

ਸੁਰਗ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਬੈਕੁੰਠ ਸਭਿ ਬਾਂਝਹਿ ਨਿਤਿ ਆਸਾ ਆਸ ਕਰੀਜੇ The idea of heaven and hell is basically linked with the concept of life after death.  At the time when Sikhism…

3. Walking with the Order of Divine: The will (Hukam) of God

Hukam is another key concept that helps a person to have union with God. According  to Guru  Nanak  God  has  revealed  His truth in creation  and  specifically in the Hukam, …

2. The Grace (Nadar) of God

ਨਾਨਕ ਨਦਰੀ ਮੋਖੁ ਦੁਆਰੁ ॥ Nadar the Arabic word for grace refers to the favorable glance bestowed by a superior upon an inferior, Grace is the beginning of the process…