Gurbani & Prayer

A verse from SGGS can have different meaning for different people. We live, feel good, contented by mere recital of bani. That is at our worldly level, of five senses. Nothing wrong in that…. If by any chance or His Grace we go beyond this…. and ponder on the meaning of Gurbani… it will be really great. It will be beginning of a great journey in our life.. A learned (& shall i say awakened) soul once told me that God lives in the spaces between the words in SGGS. We go so fast that we often miss HIM and hardly pause for HIM.

‘Satgur nu sab ko vekhda jeta jagat sansar, diththe mukt na hovei jicher shabad na kare vichar’ (the entire world looks towards the true guru, One is not liberated by merely looking towards the guru, but by contemplating on Guru’s Word)

There are hundreds of such metaphors, examples and comparisons just to jolt our logical mind. That is the only purpose of such examples…. to make us understand the true meaning of Gurbani.. for Bani has come from Dhur (dhur ki bani ayee) and is based on totally different plane. We have to raise ourselves to that level to understand the true meanings/treasures hidden in Gurbani.

If we donot do so, our life will be sheer waste…..and if that happens, nothing can be more tragic.

To raise ourselves to that level is the tougher than anything ..given the worldly attachments and attractions (varied roops of maya). They r so beautiful and so real…. its difficult to break them.

Gurbani gives us the gur (formula) to break out of them ie if we follow what our Guru is telling us rather than merely repeating the verses. Guruji doesnot want us to be a scholar/pundit of SGGS. We should try to focus on the what is being said and try to follow it in our life. ( Do u think a father will be more pleased with his son who obeys and follows his instructions than the one who keeps repeating his instructions and never follows them).

If we cannot do this too….. then

We should daily pray to GOD that pleasssssssse bless us so that we can understand the true meaning of Gurbani – the intent with which All Gurus wrote it, the meaning which our Gurus wanted us to understand and live our lives accordingly.


  1. zxevil162 Said,

    March 13, 2008 @ 11:45 pm

    8PMpjV cool blog, man!


    April 25, 2008 @ 4:06 am

    I truly agree that without Gurprasad (Blessings GOD) we are nothing. without going into depth we will not be able to understand the gurbani. everyday simran certainly make our belief strong.

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    July 29, 2008 @ 10:28 am




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  5. Manreet kaur Said,

    December 20, 2008 @ 7:25 am

    Daily simran is really powerful. we should thank & remember GOD on every phase of life.i truely believe what is written in this blog……

  6. Gur Singh Said,

    January 1, 2009 @ 9:21 am

    I may add to the insightful comments of the writer. Commanlity with The Guru is essential and in ‘JAPJI’ the GURU has indicated (this in what’s now known as ‘Mool Mantar’) what could be common attributes with HIM which could form the basis of this commanlity. And that is: by adopting, and practicing his adoptable attributes of NIRBHAO AND NIRVAIR .
    Only His these two attributes as described in SGGS can form the commomality with Him.
    By adopting this in our life, truth is natural outcome of NIRBHAO AND NIRVAIR. Once this finds its way in our daily ‘Rehni’, this tripod of NIRBHAO, NIRVAIR and TRUTH forms the basis of living then with Gurparsad (blessing) it is possible to travel the PATH suggested in SGGS. Atleast on this matter of commonality scholars should not differ.

  7. inderjeet Said,

    January 18, 2009 @ 6:21 am

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Fateh
    we are nothing to say anything about HIM, HE is neither can be described nor explained by any word.. just feel him and get order from your inside and always read Gurbani. Everything is in Gurbani.

  8. Kamal P Singh Said,

    January 19, 2009 @ 9:51 am

    The aforementioned is True : as Sri guru Granth Sahib Ji Says

    Baani Virlo Vicharasi, Je Ko Gurmukh Hoye
    Sis Nivaiye Kya Theyai Je Ko Gurmukh Hoye

  9. satinder singh Said,

    April 3, 2009 @ 12:09 pm

    gubbani is the tourch for the path of life, just by holding the tourch and standing is of no use we have to use the tourch and walk the path,so as to lighten our path and lead us to GOD

  10. rabin Said,

    June 2, 2009 @ 8:52 am

    Satnam ji,

    I would agree with what has been said. All that is in our SGGS is right from Waheguru , Our lord almighty. All that is in SGGS should be read in depth and understood to make US BETTER SIKHS. Right now we are sikhs, we are born sikhs but are we good sikhs? Are we the sikhs that guru wants us to be??

    Think about that for a second….then decide what do your want to do about it.


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