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    In gurbani there are many places where egotism is dealt with. This eveil is considered as the evil of the worst kind, even worst that the five passions as discussed above. In the following 'tuks' the Haume and its eradication is stated :

    1.
    Awpu gvwey qw hir pwey hir isau shij smwvixAw ]1] rhwau ] (118-2, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    They eradicate selfishness and conceit, and then find the Lord; they are intuitively immersed in the Lord. ||1||Pause||
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    2.
    AMimRq nwmu mMin vswey ] (118-12, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    Enshrining the Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord, in the mind,
    haumY myrw sBu duKu gvwey ] (118-12, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    all the pains of egotism, selfishness and conceit are eliminated.

    The second lines state that it is after the Naam and its realisation one is able to overcome the egotism and selfishness.

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    Eradication of Haume is very important for the sikhs as is given below:

    Awpu mwry qw iqRBvxu sUJY ] (120-14, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    Those who subdue their egotism, come to know the three worlds.
    One is able to increase his spritual wisdom by overcoming Haume.

    It is believed that 'egotism' appears 645 times in the translated copy of the Granth sahib that I have.
     
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    Guru Nanak’s view on Haumai




    • In ego man comes, in ego he goes,
    • In ego he is born, in ego he dies.
    • In ego he gives in ego he receives,
    • In ego he earns, in ego he loses.
    • In ego he is true or false,
    • In ego he has considerations of sin and virtue.
    • In ego he descends to hell or rises to heaven,
    • In ego he laughs, in ego he weeps.
    • In ego he begrimes, in ego he washes himself,
    • In ego he is misled into the considerations of castes and kinds
    • In ego he is foolish, in ego he is wise,
    • And loses. all sense of salvation and liberation.
    • In ego he is absorbed in Maya (illusion),
    • In ego he is overtaken by delusion.
    • In ego are men born as creatures
    • Man can see the Gate, if he understands his ego,
    • Without realization, all talk of ego that entangles a man.
    • Nanak, under the Supreme Will our record is made,
    • As one sees the one, we perceive the other. (Asa-di-var VII.I)

    In ego, a world springs up, O man,
    Forgetting the Name, this world suffers.
    A Gurmukh thinks of knowledge and truth,
    and burns ego by the word of the Guru.
    He is pure in mind, thought and word,
    he merges with the True One. (Sidhgoshti, 68)

    Gurmukh and Banishing Of Ego: Naam Simran and Meditation.


    A Gurmukh is the antithesis of an egoist. He mediates on the Name and so purifies his mind that all the evil and selfish tendencies leave him. This is banishing of the ego. There is no other remedy for the otherwise incurable disease of ego. Mediation on the Naam alone can banish ego and make one the servant of God.
    hir kw nwmu iDAwie suix sBnw no kir dwnu ] (135-19, mwJ, mÚ 5)
    Meditate and listen to the Name of the Lord, and give it to everyone.
    jnm krm mlu auqrY mn qy jwiegumwnu ] (135-19, mwJ, mÚ 5)
    In this way, the filth of lifetimes of karma shall be removed, and egotistical pride shall vanish from your mind.
    And Besides:
    sbwhI swlwh ijnI iDAwieAw iek min ] (145-18, mwJ, mÚ 1)
    Those who praise the Lord in the early hours of the morning and meditate on Him single-mindedly,
    syeI pUry swh vKqY aupir liV muey ] (145-19, mwJ, mÚ 1)
    are the perfect kings; at the right time, they die fighting.
    and
    jwsu jpq ieh haumY BwgY ]2] (236-5, gauVI, mÚ 5)
    Meditating on Him, this ego runs away. ||2||
    Also
    ibnu ismrn Bey kUkr kwm ] (239-4, gauVI, mÚ 5)
    Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one acts like a dog.

    The disciple of the Name inculcates in the devotee the virtues of temperance, honest, non-attachment, moderation, gratitude and love of the Lord. These are the qualities of a servant of God too. This plane of character guarantees the state of bliss and continuous pleasure to a Gurmukh.











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    iehu mnu mYlw ieku n iDAwey ] (116-7, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    This mind is filthy and polluted; it does not meditate on the One.
    AMqir mYlu lwgI bhu dUjY Bwey ] (116-8, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    Deep within, it is soiled and stained by the love of duality.
    qit qIriQ idsMqir BvY AhMkwrI horu vDyrY haumY mlu lwvixAw ]3] (116-8, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    The egotists may go on pilgrimages to holy rivers, sacred shrines and foreign lands, but they only gather more of the dirt of egotism. ||3||
    siqguru syvy qw mlu jwey ] (116-9, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    Serving the True Guru, filth and pollution are removed.
    jIvqu mrY hir isau icqu lwey ] (116-9, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    Those who focus their consciousness on the Lord remain dead while yet alive.
     
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    Ahankar is the Gurmukhi word which translates to means ego or excessive pride due to one's possessions, material wealth, intelligence or powers.

    The following Shabads from Gurbani clarify this cardinal vice:
    SGGS Page 51Full Shabad
    The world is drunk, engrossed in sexual desire, anger and egotism.


    SGGS Page 141Full Shabad
    Renounce sexual desire, anger, falsehood and slander;
    forsake Maya and eliminate egotistical pride.


    SGGS Page 223Full Shabad
    The duality of Maya dwells in the consciousness of the people of the world. They are destroyed by sexual desire, anger and egotism. ((1))


    SGGS Page 366Full Shabad
    They complain about other peoples` faults, while their own self-conceit only increases.


    SGGS Page 501Full Shabad
     
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    Ahankaar as per sikhiwiki

    Ahankar is the Gurmukhi word which translates to means ego or excessive pride due to one's possessions, material wealth, intelligence or powers.

    The following Shabads from Gurbani clarify this cardinal vice:
    SGGS Page 51Full Shabad
    The world is drunk, engrossed in sexual desire, anger and egotism.


    SGGS Page 141Full Shabad
    Renounce sexual desire, anger, falsehood and slander;
    forsake Maya and eliminate egotistical pride.


    SGGS Page 223Full Shabad
    The duality of Maya dwells in the consciousness of the people of the world. They are destroyed by sexual desire, anger and egotism. ((1))


    SGGS Page 366Full Shabad
    They complain about other peoples` faults, while their own self-conceit only increases.
     
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    JIVAN-MUKTA


    kindly refer sikh encyclopedia-
     
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    Awpu gvwey qw hir pwey hir isau shij smwvixAw ]1] rhwau ] (118-2, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    They eradicate selfishness and conceit, and then find the Lord; they are intuitively immersed in the Lord. ||1||Pause||
     
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    pUrib iliKAw su krmu kmwieAw ] (118-3, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    According to their pre-ordained destiny, they act out their karma.
    4.
    AMimRq nwmu mMin vswey ] (118-12, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    Enshrining the Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord, in the mind,
    haumY myrw sBu duKu gvwey ] (118-12, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    all the pains of egotism, selfishness and conceit are eliminated.
     
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    gur kw sbdu ko ivrlw bUJY ] (120-14, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    Those who understand the Word of the Guru's Shabad are very rare.
    Awpu mwry qw iqRBvxu sUJY ] (120-14, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    Those who subdue their egotism, come to know the three worlds.
     
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    haumY mYlu gur sbdy DovY ] (121-8, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the filth of egotism is washed away
     
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    kwieAw AMdir haumY myrw ] (126-6, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    When the body is filled with ego and selfishness,
    jMmx mrxu n cUkY Pyrw ] (126-6, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    the cycle of birth and death does not end.
    gurmuiK hovY su haumY mwry sco scu iDAwvixAw ]3] (126-7, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    One who becomes Gurmukh subdues egotism, and meditates on the Truest of the True. ||3||
     
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    kwieAw AMdir haumY myrw ] (126-6, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    When the body is filled with ego and selfishness,
    jMmx mrxu n cUkY Pyrw ] (126-6, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    the cycle of birth and death does not end.
    gurmuiK hovY su haumY mwry sco scu iDAwvixAw ]3] (126-7, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    One who becomes Gurmukh subdues egotism, and meditates on the Truest of the True. ||3||
     
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    so inhkrmI jo sbdu bIcwry ] (128-15, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    Those who reflect upon the Shabad are beyond karma.
    AMqir qqu igAwin haumY mwry ] (128-16, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    They subdue their ego, and find the essence of wisdom, deep within their being.
    nwmu pdwrQu nau iniD pwey qRY gux myit smwvixAw ]2] (128-16, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    They obtain the nine treasures of the wealth of the Naam. Rising above the three qualities, they merge into the Lord. ||2||
     
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    haumY krY inhkrmI n hovY ] (128-16, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    Those who act in ego do not go beyond karma.
    gur prswdI haumY KovY ] (128-17, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    It is only by Guru's Grace that one is rid of ego.
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    hir sru swgru inrmlu soeI ] sMq cugih inq gurmuiK hoeI ] (128-18, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    The Lord is the most pure and sublime Ocean. The Saintly Gurmukhs continually peck at the Naam, like swans pecking at pearls in the ocean.
    iesnwnu krih sdw idnu rwqI haumY mYlu cukwvixAw ]4] (128-18, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    They bathe in it continually, day and night, and the filth of ego is washed away. ||4||
    inrml hMsw pRym ipAwir ] hir sir vsY haumYmwir ] (128-19, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    The pure swans, with love and affection, dwell in the Ocean of the Lord, and subdue their ego.
     
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    jIvqu mrY gur sbdu bIcwrY haumY mYlu cukwvixAw ]6] (129-2, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    One who dies while yet alive, and contemplates the Word of the Guru's Shabad, is rid of this filth of ego. ||6||
     
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    1.Awpu vM\wey qw sB ikCu pwey ] (115-10, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    Those who lose their own selves obtain everything.
     
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    haumY jwie sbid Gru lhIAY ]1] rhwau ] (904-12, rwmklI, mÚ 1)
    When egotism is eradicated through the Word of the Shabad, then one finds His home. ||1||Pause||
     
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    Fear runs away after self conceit is gone

    jh Awpu gieAw Bau Bwgw ] (879-10, rwmklI, mÚ 1)
    One whose self-conceit is gone, sees his fears run away.
     
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    God can be found after eradicating ego/selfishness
    kwieAw AMdir haumY myrw ] (126-6, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    When the body is filled with ego and selfishness,
    jMmx mrxu n cUkY Pyrw ] (126-6, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    the cycle of birth and death does not end.
    gurmuiK hovY su haumY mwry sco scu iDAwvixAw ]3] (126-7, mwJ, mÚ 3)
    One who becomes Gurmukh subdues egotism, and meditates on the Truest of the True.
     
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    No Haume=Supremem status
    haumY jwie q inrmlu hovY gurmuiK prcY prm pdu peIAw ]7] (834-10, iblwvlu, mÚ 4)
    Eradicating egotism, one becomes pure. The Gurmukh is inspired, and obtains the supreme status.
     

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