Gurmat Gyan Articles - English
Gurmat Gyan or Guru's Teachings or Knowledge. Under this section, articles explaining different aspects of Gurmat and other articles will be uploaded.
A foolish person with wealth is wise - perhaps we need to stop and look within.
A lost Gurmat tradition that needs to be revived - we should learn from the Children of Israel, who still maintain their scriptures in the traditional format.
A Sikh of the Guru - read again and again until it sinks in.
Advice for Sikh husbands - marriage guidance?
Amritvela's importance - amritvela is a highly productive time for Naam Japna.
Analysis of words ਸਿਵ ਸਕਤਿ as used In Gurbani - some non-Sikhs try to twist gurbani malicously.
Analysis of words ਸਰਮ or ਸ੍ਰਮੁ as used in Gurbani - gurbani is very deep and it contains many words in different meanings.
Anand Karaj - an empty ritual?
Ardas in romanised english - useful for those who have not yet learnt Gurmukhi.
Are we lost? - follow the guru
Avoiding ਨਦਰਿ ਉਪਠੀ at all cost - it's very hard to turn ਨਦਰਿ ਉਪਠੀ into ਵਡ ਕਟਾਖ.
Battle of Bhagats in mystical realms - gursikhs can never lose a battle because both fateh and Gursikhs belong to Waheguru.
Bhai Kartar Singh's words of wisdom - lessons for all.
Bhindranwale's thoughts on "Gurbani has all answers" - original speech translated into english.
Caste system - recognize the Lord's light within all.
Chanchal cheet (mann) - this cheet (mann) is so chanchal that it does not stay focused for one moment.
Children of God - it is the duty of the children of God to always defend the truth.
Choice - what would you choose?
Cold showers - some benefits of taking a cold shower!
Darshan - a true story of the Guru's darshan.
Dead cat and the contaminated well - if you fail to heed to the message, the dead cat will remain.
Degh - how to make degh
Detailed vichaar on mangal prabandh of Gurbani - consistency of Gurbani headings as per historical Guru Granths.
Distractions - its so easy to forget and get distracted...
Diverse living of devotees - divine love or a life of worldliness craving?
Do we go to our food or does the food come to us? - one is pushed around by one's karma (past actions).
Does previous bad karma get erased after being Amrit Chhak? - perhaps, but can you keep it that way?
Dying to the Shabad - do you follow the bits of the Guru's shabad that you like and ignore the bits that are difficult to apply?
Extracting maximum anand from Gurbani - only when you can control your mind.
Fallen Sikhs - how to treat someone who has become a Patit?
Five spheres mentioned in Sri Jap Ji Sahib - the science of Gurbani is greater than all sciences of this earth.
Four cardinal blessings and how to get them - it is rare for a person to obtain all four cardinal substances during a lifetime.
Gurbani's two fold mission - guru-roop and mantar-roop.
Gurmat bibek on speaking - may we always speak according to gurmat.
Gurmat fear bibek - this fear is not the same as the fear that the worldly people have.
Gurmat vs ahimsa parmo dharma - 'ahimsa' means non-violence, 'parmo' means greatest and 'dharma' means duty or religion.
Gurmukh moorakh and manmukh moorakh - who is the fool?
Gurmukh Sikhs - an aspiration for all.
Gurmukhi Baana - khalsa attire.
Hair - a divine gift
Hardeghi Chamach - chamache Sikhs
Heaven and hell? - no, aspire for something better.
Horse and cart - follow hukam and Waheguru Ji takes care of us.
Horse Riding - For real Sikhs, the importance of keeping horses and horse riding is essential. Sikhs have have always had an association with horses.
Hola Mahalla tradition - celebrates the bravery of the Khalsa.
How do you follow religion? - do you ask for a lot of things in your prayers but carry out little seva?
How karma affects different kinds of Sikhs - this depends on the type of Sikh.
How to get your wishes fulfilled - relies on your relationship with Waheguru.
How to pull out of hopeless situations? - at some point in life we all encounter problems to some extent.
Hukam Versus Haumai - two paths in life.
Ik Onkar Satgurprasad - the true guru.
Invasions of Sri Harmandir Sahib - successive regimes have sought to interfere with its management and influence.
Is dukh unavoidable? - sukh and dukh cannot be avoided 'mostly'...
It's my life! - don't tell me!
Kaljug characteristics - in Kaljug, fools are considered to be wise and wise are derided as fools.
Kanjoos makhi-choos gurmukhs - kanjoos are those people who love to collect wealth but hate to spend it.
Karaah Parshaad - has many meanings.
Karam - good and bad actions.
Karma and free will - we reap what we sow...
Katha - katha meanings.
Larivaar Saroop - be loyal to Guru Sahib.
Larivaar Saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji - Larivaar is where Gurbani is written in continuous form, with no breaks in between the words of Gurbani.
Law of karma and advice against committing suicide - deliberately killing oneself is not the solution to anything.
Living in the fear of the Guru - fear means to obey the hukams of Guru Sahib.
Lost necklace - in the pond of maya.
Mahatma Gandhi will fall in churasi again and again - until he becomes a Sikh.
Manmukh Sikhs - the opposite of Gurmukhs.
Medicine is given according to the disease - can it be justice that one sows poison but wants to reap Amrit.
Mushtaq - longing of something.
Naam Baani For Personal Gain - I have made God my friend for my selfish needs...
Need Or Greed? - most people ask for these things from God because of selfish motives.
News for Gurmukhs and News for worldly people - gursikhs and worldly people have different priorities and aims in life.
Nirbhau - beyond fear.
Nice Cup of Tea - or are you too full?
Policeman - such as khalsa of waheguru.
Positive in sinful actions - patit-oaavan means one who cleans or redeems or delivers a sinner.
Power Of Khalsa - a downward Trend
Printing padd-chhed Birs is maha-manmatt - some through their manmatt (limited intelligence) print original Baani as "ਪੂਰਿਬਿ ਧਾਈ".
Profound vichaar on haume and its 5 Forms - may we realise our haume and free ourselves.
Qualities of a Sanmukh Sikh - there are four salient characteristics of a sanmukh.
Question of faith - just because you can't see something it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
Real majnoos vs worldly majnoos - majnoo literally means crazy in love.
Relationship of Daya and Dharma in Gurmat - is it important to live the life of a family-person.
Reminder - tell me what God looks like, I'm beginning to forget...
Riddle - the ponds of the beautiful garden.
Rose - sometimes we get distracted by the creation and we forget the creator.
Rose bed - wasting ones life.
Sangat of some people - takes one to hell...
Sant - analysis of the word.
Shabad surat graph - shows a manmukh's transformation to gurmukh.
Sharing in his name - sometimes our toleration threshold is shorter than we realise.
Simplicity - who are we to say where God is or is not?
Solution to all problems - 'your command is upon my head, and I no longer question it.'
Spiritual discussion - between a husband and wife.
Sri Bavan Akhri - our questions and Guru Sahib's answers.
Sri Onkar - our questions and Guru Sahib's answers.
Stone Idol - god is not limited to a stone.
Still Shining - it gets dark at night, but does the sun stop shining?
The humble are pleasing to Waheguru - a proud person is not acceptable in the eyes of waheguru.
The shawl becomes heavier as it gets wet - without meeting the satguru, sins keep increasing in the mind.
The three merchants and peak hour sales - we can be like the smart merchant.
The true guru is lost! - No man or organization should print the 'Padd-Chhed Bir'.
Thirsty - when a person is truly thirsty they will run to the river with full determination.
True Friends - 'in this world, I have seen love to be false.'
Trust - do you trust in Satguru?
Two Mice - your chance to do simran.
Unpardonable Sin - is the aim of Panth today, to eliminate the Larivaar Saroop that is the real Guru on the throne of Guru Nanak Sahib Ji?
Vichaar on Sikh historians - Sikhs have made a lot of history but have failed to accurately record it.
Vichaar on Waheguru Ji's compassion - may Guru Sahib deliver us through compassionate nature.
Waheguru or science? - what are the chances?
What does a Sikh look like? - Sikhs have a distinct identity.
What is the greatest quality of a faqir? - Bhai Attar Singh Ji asked his companions...
What name would you give me? - one who has had no spiritual experience is the most unfortunate.
When one is very well-off - then one seldom remembers Waheguru.
Who is brave according to Gurbani? - the truly courageous person is such who destroys the evil from within.
Why do we like to sin? - we have to make it a habit to not sin.
Why don't Sikhs cut their hair? - it is an acceptance of God's will and living as nature intended.
Without the rehat (code of conduct) - he should not be called a Sikh...
Yoga (Jogmat) and Gurmat - yoga is not the Sikh way.