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Sabd Guru on Internal Filth/ਮੈਲਾ ਮਨਿ

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    SABD GURU ON INTERNAL FILTH/ਮੈਲਾ ਮਨਿ


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    Internal impurities according to Sikh thought consist of collections made on behalf of our over-zealous lower instincts. The lower instincts of lust, anger, greed, attachment, and greed have a powerful grip on most of our activities. They can only be cleaned through the prescription provided in AGGS. Every one try to do the improbable to change others/world rather tah probable him/her self. As we subdue these lower instincts, we need to develop virtues, and discover the Only Truth (Akal Purkh), says Guru Nanak in Raag Dhanasari;

    Q. ਮਨਿ ਮੈਲੈ ਸੂਚਾ ਕਿਉ ਹੋਇ ॥

    Man mailai sūcẖā ki­o ho­ė.

    How can a filthy mind become pure?

    A. ਸਾਚਿ ਮਿਲੈ ਪਾਵੈ ਪਤਿ ਸੋਇ ॥

    Sācẖ milai pāvai paṯ so­ė.

    One who meets the True Akal Purkh obtains honor. -----Guru Nanak, Raag Dhanasari, AGGS, Page, 686-12

    Filthy mind makes every thing filthy and cannot be cleansed by taking an external bath says Guru Amardas in Raag Vadhans;

    ਮਨਿ ਮੈਲੈ ਸਭੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਮੈਲਾ ਤਨਿ ਧੋਤੈ ਮਨੁ ਹਛਾ ਨ ਹੋਇ ॥ ਇਹ ਜਗਤੁ ਭਰਮਿ ਭੁਲਾਇਆ ਵਿਰਲਾ ਬੂਝੈ ਕੋਇ ॥

    Man mailai sabẖ kicẖẖ mailā ṯan ḏẖoṯai man hacẖẖā na ho­ė. Ih jagaṯ bẖaram bẖulā­i­ā virlā būjẖai ko­ė.

    When the mind is filthy, everything is filthy; by washing the body, the mind is not cleaned. This world is deluded by doubt; how rare are those who understand this.
    -----Guru Amardas, Raag Vadhans, AGGS, Page, 558-10

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    Guru Nanak emphasized ethical living, which helps in the evolvement of good character and removes the internal impurities. We can thus be impurity free in the world of impurity;

    ਅੰਜਨ ਮਾਹਿ ਨਿਰੰਜਨਿ ਰਹੀਐ ਜੋਗ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਇਵ ਪਾਈਐ ॥

    Anjan māhi niranjan rahī¬ai jog jugaṯ iv pā¬ī¬ai.

    Remaining unblemished in the midst of the filth of the world -- this is the way to attain Yoga. -----Guru Nanak, Raag Suhi, AGGS, Page, 730-12

    Those who clean the internal filth with virtues of good deeds as outlined in Sabd Guru may be blessed with the love of Akal Purkh; Guru Nanak in Raag Asa expresses his feelings on the outer and inner aspects of an individual;

    ਅੰਦਰਹੁ ਝੂਠੇ ਪੈਜ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਦੁਨੀਆ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਫੈਲੁ ॥ਅਠਸਠਿ ਤੀਰਥ ਜੇ ਨਾਵਹਿ ਉਤਰੈ ਨਾਹੀ ਮੈਲੁ ॥ਜਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਪਟੁ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਗੁਦੜੁ ਤੇ ਭਲੇ ਸੰਸਾਰਿ ॥ਤਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਨੇਹੁ ਲਗਾ ਰਬ ਸੇਤੀ ਦੇਖਨ੍ਹ੍ਹੇ ਵੀਚਾਰਿ ॥

    Anḏrahu jẖūṯẖė paij bāhar ḏunī¬ā anḏar fail, Aṯẖsaṯẖ ṯirath jė nāveh uṯrai nāhī mail, Jinĥ pat anḏar bāhar guḏaṛ ṯė bẖalė sansār, Ŧinĥ nėhu lagā rab sėṯī ḏėkẖnĥė vīcẖār.

    Those who are false within but appear honorable on the outside are very common in this world. Even though they may bathe at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage, still, their filth does not depart. Those having silk on the inside and rag on the outside, are the good ones in this world. They embrace love for the Akal Purkh, and contemplate beholding It. -----Guru Nanak, Raag Asa, AGGS, Page, 473

    Guru Nanak indicates in japji and Raag Tilang that to progress in spirituality one has to make an active and honest effort to develop virtues;

    ਵਿਣੁ ਗੁਣ ਕੀਤੇ ਭਗਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਇ ॥

    viṇ guṇ kīṯė bẖagaṯ na ho¬ė.

    Without virtue, there is no devotional worship. -----Guru Nanak, Japji, AGGS, Page, 4-16

    ਵਿਣੁ ਕਰਮਾ ਕਿਛੁ ਪਾਈਐ ਨਾਹੀ ਜੇ ਬਹੁਤੇਰਾ ਧਾਵੈ ॥

    viṇ karmā kicẖẖ pā¬ī¬ai nāhī jė bahuṯėrā ḏẖāvai.

    Without the karma of good deeds, nothing is obtained, although she may run around frantically. -----Guru Nanak, Raag Tilang, AGGS, Page, 722-9

    Guru Amardas states in Siri Raag that one cannot perform devotional service with filth inside;

    ਮਨਿ ਮੈਲੈ ਭਗਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਨਾਮੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ਜਾਇ ॥

    Man mailai bẖagaṯ na hova¬ī nām na pā¬i¬ā jā¬ė.

    With a polluted mind, devotional service cannot be performed, and the Naam of the Akal Purkh, cannot be obtained. -----Guru Amardas, Siri Raag, AGGS, Page, 39-9

    The inner filth cannot be washed by cleansing baths at holy places as evident from the following hymns of AGGS;

    ਮਲੁ ਹਉਮੈ ਧੋਤੀ ਕਿਵੈ ਨ ਉਤਰੈ ਜੇ ਸਉ ਤੀਰਥ ਨਾਇ ॥

    Mal ha¬umai ḏẖoṯī kivai na uṯrai jė sa¬o ṯirath nā¬ė.

    This filth of egotism cannot be washed away, even by taking cleansing baths at hundreds of sacred shrines. -----Guru Amardas, Siri Raag, AGGS, Page, 39-6

    ਧੋਤੀ ਮੂਲਿ ਨ ਉਤਰੈ ਜੇ ਅਠਸਠਿ ਤੀਰਥ ਨਾਇ ॥

    Ḏẖoṯī mūl na uṯrai jė aṯẖsaṯẖ ṯirath nā¬ė.

    This filth cannot be washed off, even by bathing at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage. -----Guru Amardas, Vaar Siri Raag, AGGS, Page, 87-9

    ਬਾਹਰੁ ਧੋਇ ਅੰਤਰੁ ਮਨੁ ਮੈਲਾ ਦੁਇ ਠਉਰ ਅਪੁਨੇ ਖੋਏ ॥

    Bāhar ḏẖo¬ė anṯar man mailā ḏu¬ė ṯẖa¬ur apunė kẖo¬ė.

    One washes outwardly, but within, his mind is filthy; thus he loses his place in both worlds. -----Guru Arjan, Raag Asa, AGGS, Page, 381-3

    ਦੇਹੀ ਧੋਇ ਨ ਉਤਰੈ ਮੈਲੁ ॥

    Ḏėhī ḏẖo¬ė na uṯrai mail.

    By merely washing the body, one's filth is not removed. -----Guru Arjan, Raag Ramkali, AGGS, Page, 893-8

    ਅੰਤਰਿ ਮੈਲੁ ਜੇ ਤੀਰਥ ਨਾਵੈ ਤਿਸੁ ਬੈਕੁੰਠ ਨ ਜਾਨਾਂ ॥

    Anṯar mail jė ṯirath nāvai ṯis baikunṯẖ na jānāʼn.

    With filth within the heart, even if one bathes at sacred places of pilgrimage, still, he shall not go to heaven. -----Kabir, Raag Asa, AGGS, Page, 484-14

    Guru Nanak in Raag Bilawal, Amardas in Raag Suhi and Ramkali, Guru Ramdas in Raag Bilawal, and Guru Arjan in Raag Gujri answers the question as to how the internal filth is removed, in Raag Ramkali;

    ਬਿਨੁ ਸਬਦੈ ਨਹੀ ਉਤਰੈ ਮੈਲੁ ॥

    Bin sabḏai nahī uṯrai mail.

    Without the Word of the Sabd, the filth is not removed. -----Guru Nanak, Raag Bilawal, AGGS, Page, 832-4

    ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦੀ ਮੈਲੁ ਉਤਰੈ ਤਾ ਸਚੁ ਬਣਿਆ ਸੀਗਾਰੁ ॥

    Gur sabḏī mail uṯrai ṯā sacẖ baṇi¬ā sīgār.

    Through the Guru's Teachings, filth is washed away, and then, one is embellished with the ornament of Truth. -----Guru Amardas, Raag Suhi, AGGS, Page, 755-18

    Q. ਏਹ ਕੂੜੈ ਕੀ ਮਲੁ ਕਿਉ ਉਤਰੈ ਕੋਈ ਕਢਹੁ ਇਹੁ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥

    Ėh kūrhai kī mal ki¬o uṯrai ko¬ī kadẖahu ih vīcẖār.

    How can this filth of falsehood be washed off? Can anyone think about this, and find the way?

    A. ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਮਿਲੈ ਤਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਦਿੜਾਏ ਸਭਿ ਕਿਲਵਿਖ ਕਟਣਹਾਰੁ ॥ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪੇ ਨਾਮੋ ਆਰਾਧੇ ਤਿਸੁ ਜਨ ਕਉ ਕਰਹੁ ਸਭਿ ਨਮਸਕਾਰੁ ॥

    Saṯgur milai ṯā nām ḏiṛā¬ė sabẖ kilvikẖ kataṇhār, Nām japė nāmo ārāḏẖė ṯis jan ka¬o karahu sabẖ namaskār.

    If one meets with the True Guru, He implants the Name of the Akal Purkh, within; all his sins are destroyed. Let all bow in humility to that humble being that chants the Naam, and worships the It in adoration. -----Guru Amardas, Raag Ramkali, AGGS, Page, 950-18

    ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਮੈਲੁ ਗਈ ਹਰਿ ਭਜਿਆ ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਪਾਰਿ ਪਰਾ ॥

    Ḏurmaṯ mail ga¬ī har bẖaji¬ā jan Nānak pār parā.

    Vibrating upon the Akal Purkh, the filth of their evil-mindedness is washed away; servant Nanak is carried across. -----Guru Ramdas, Raag Bilawal, AGGS, Page, 799-17

    ਅੰਤਰਿ ਮੈਲੁ ਨ ਉਤਰੈ ਹਉਮੈ ਬਿਨੁ ਗੁਰ ਬਾਜੀ ਹਾਰੀ ॥

    Anṯar mail na uṯrai ha¬umai bin gur bājī hārī.

    They are not cleansed of the filth of their ego within; without the Guru, they lose the game of life. -----Guru Arjan, Raag Gujri, AGGS, Page, 495-9

    Guru Arjan in Raag Parbhati describes the futility of rituals of external cleansing as follows:

    ਮਨ ਮਹਿ ਕ੍ਰੋਧੁ ਮਹਾ ਅਹੰਕਾਰਾ ॥ ਪੂਜਾ ਕਰਹਿ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਬਿਸਥਾਰਾ ॥ਕਰਿ ਇਸਨਾਨੁ ਤਨਿ ਚਕ੍ਰ ਬਣਾਏ ॥ ਅੰਤਰ ਕੀ ਮਲੁ ਕਬ ਹੀ ਨ ਜਾਏ ॥ਇਤੁ ਸੰਜਮਿ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਕਿਨ ਹੀ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ॥ ਭਗਉਤੀ ਮੁਦ੍ਰਾ ਮਨੁ ਮੋਹਿਆ ਮਾਇਆ ॥ ਪਾਪ ਕਰਹਿ ਪੰਚਾਂ ਕੇ ਬਸਿ ਰੇ ॥ ਤੀਰਥਿ ਨਾਇ ਕਹਹਿ ਸਭਿ ਉਤਰੇ ॥ ਬਹੁਰਿ ਕਮਾਵਹਿ ਹੋਇ ਨਿਸੰਕ ॥ ਜਮ ਪੁਰਿ ਬਾਂਧਿ ਖਰੇ ਕਾਲੰਕ ॥ਘੂਘਰ ਬਾਧਿ ਬਜਾਵਹਿ ਤਾਲਾ ॥ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਕਪਟੁ ਫਿਰਹਿ ਬੇਤਾਲਾ ॥ਵਰਮੀ ਮਾਰੀ ਸਾਪੁ ਨ ਮੂਆ ॥ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਸਭ ਕਿਛੁ ਜਾਨੈ ਜਿਨਿ ਤੂ ਕੀਆ ॥ਪੂੰਅਰ ਤਾਪ ਗੇਰੀ ਕੇ ਬਸਤ੍ਰਾ ॥ ਅਪਦਾ ਕਾ ਮਾਰਿਆ ਗ੍ਰਿਹ ਤੇ ਨਸਤਾ ॥ਦੇਸੁ ਛੋਡਿ ਪਰਦੇਸਹਿ ਧਾਇਆ ॥ ਪੰਚ ਚੰਡਾਲ ਨਾਲੇ ਲੈ ਆਇਆ ॥ਕਾਨ ਫਰਾਇ ਹਿਰਾਏ ਟੂਕਾ ॥ ਘਰਿ ਘਰਿ ਮਾਂਗੈ ਤ੍ਰਿਪਤਾਵਨ ਤੇ ਚੂਕਾ ॥ਬਨਿਤਾ ਛੋਡਿ ਬਦ ਨਦਰਿ ਪਰ ਨਾਰੀ ॥ ਵੇਸਿ ਨ ਪਾਈਐ ਮਹਾ ਦੁਖਿਆਰੀ ॥

    Man Meh Krodh Mhaa Ahankaraa, Pooja Kareh Bahut Bistharaa, Kar Isnan Tan Chakar BaNaaey, Antar Ki Mal Kabhi Na Jaaey, It Sanjam Prabh Kin Hi Na Paa-i-aa,Bhag-utee Mudraa Man Mohi-aa Maa-i-aa, Paap Karahi PanchaaN Kay Bas Ray, Tirath Naa-ay Kaheh Sabh Utray, Bahur Kamaaveh Ho-ay Nisank, Jam Pur BaaNDh Kharay Kaalank, ghooghar baaDh bajaaveh taalaa, antar kapat fireh baytaalaa, Varmee Maaree Saap Na Moo-aa, Parabh Sabh Kichh Jaanai Jin Too Kee-aa, PooNar Taap Gayree Kay Bastaraa, Apdaa Kaa Maari-aa Garih Tay Nastaa, Days Chhod Pardayseh Dhaa-i-aa, Panch Chandaal Naalay Lai Aa-i-aa, Kaan Faraa-ay Hiraa-ay Tookaa, Ghar Ghar MaaNgai Tariptaavan Tay Chookaa, Banitaa Chhod Bad Nadar Par Naaree, Vays Na Paa-ee-ai Mahaa Dukhi-aaree.

    Within the mind dwell anger and massive ego. Worship services are performed with great pomp and ceremony. Ritual cleansing baths are taken, and sacred marks are applied to the body. But still, the filth and pollution within never depart. No one has ever found God in this way. The sacred ear rings - ritualistic hand gestures - are made, but the mind remains enticed by Maya. They commit sins, under the influence of the five thieves. They bathe at sacred shrines, and claim that everything has been washed off. Then they commit them again, without fear of the consequences. The sinners are bound and gagged, and taken to the City of Death. The ankle-bells shake and the cymbals vibrate, but those who have deception within wander like demons. By destroying its hole, the snake is not killed. God, who created you, knows everything. You worship fire and wear saffron colored robes. Stung by your misfortune, you abandon your home. Leaving your own country, you wander in foreign lands. But you bring the five rejects with you. You have split your ears, and now you steal crumbs. You beg from door to door, but you fail to be satisfied. You have abandoned your own wife, but now you sneak glances at other women. God is not found by wearing religious robes; you are utterly miserable! -----Guru Arjan, Raag Parbhati, AGGS, Page, 1348-8

    Conclusion;

    ਜੀਅਹੁ ਮੈਲੇ ਬਾਹਰਹੁ ਨਿਰਮਲ ॥ ਬਾਹਰਹੁ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਜੀਅਹੁ ਤ ਮੈਲੇ ਤਿਨੀ ਜਨਮੁ ਜੂਐ ਹਾਰਿਆ ॥ ਏਹ ਤਿਸਨਾ ਵਡਾ ਰੋਗੁ ਲਗਾ ਮਰਣੁ ਮਨਹੁ ਵਿਸਾਰਿਆ ॥ ਵੇਦਾ ਮਹਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਉਤਮੁ ਸੋ ਸੁਣਹਿ ਨਾਹੀ ਫਿਰਹਿ ਜਿਉ ਬੇਤਾਲਿਆ ॥ ਕਹੈ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਜਿਨ ਸਚੁ ਤਜਿਆ ਕੂੜੇ ਲਾਗੇ ਤਿਨੀ ਜਨਮੁ ਜੂਐ ਹਾਰਿਆ ॥

    Jī▫ahu maile bāhrahu nirmal. Bāhrahu nirmal jī▫ahu ṯa maile ṯinī janam jū▫ai hāri▫ā. Ėh ṯisnā vadā rog lagā maraṇ manhu visāri▫ā. veḏā mėh nām uṯam so suṇėh nāhī firėh ji▫o beṯāli▫ā. Kahai Nānak jin sacẖ ṯaji▫ā kūṛe lāge ṯinī janam jū▫ai hāri▫ā.

    Inwardly polluted, and outwardly pure; those who are outwardly pure and yet polluted within, lose their lives in the gamble. They contract this terrible disease of desire, and in their minds, they forget about dying. In the Vedas, the ultimate objective is the Name of the Akal Purkh; but they do not hear this, and they wander around like demons. Nanak says that those who forsake Truth and cling to falsehood lose their lives in the gamble. -----Guru Amardas, Raag Ramkali, AGGS, Page, 919

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    Inwardly pure, and outwardly pure. Those who are outwardly pure and also pure within, through the Guru, perform good deeds. Not even an iota of falsehood touches them; their hopes are absorbed in the Truth. Those who earn the jewel of this human life, are the most excellent of merchants. Says Nanak, those whose minds are pure, abide with the Guru forever. || 20 || If a Sikh turns to the Guru with sincere faith, as sunmukh . if a Sikh turns to the Guru with sincere faith, as sunmukh, his soul abides with the Guru. Within his heart, he meditates on the lotus feet of the Guru; deep within his soul, he contemplates Him. ang 919

    Renouncing selfishness and conceit, he remains always on the side of the Guru; he does not know anyone except the Guru. Says Nanak, listen, O Saints: such a Sikh turns toward the Guru with sincere faith, and becomes sunmukh. || 21 || One who turns away from the Guru, and becomes baymukh . without the True Guru, he shall not find liberation. He shall not find liberation anywhere else either; go and ask the wise ones about this. He shall wander through countless incarnations; without the True Guru, he shall not find liberation. But liberation is attained, when one is attached to the feet of the True Guru, chanting the Word of the Shabad. Says Nanak, contemplate this and see, that without the True Guru, there is no liberation. || ang 920

    The Khalsa Panth inwardly pure and outwardly pure:happy:​
     
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    So be it.

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    I would like to detect an absence of the sarcasm I am detecting in your posts Singh ji. You have backed off from the frontal assault and into something less overt. aad0002
     
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    Too bad: Deletion by aad0002

    Why delete it Aadji gotta have laughter in your life, laughter is the best medicine

    Not at the expense of other people Singhji
     
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    Dear Singh Ji,

    Let us have a little laughter and learn few things;

    Subject; Evil, Cold, & Darkness

    No matter what side of religion you are or even if you ride the neutral line of doubt, this is quite interesting.
    >
    > Did God create everything that exists? Does evil exist? Did God
    Create evil?
    >
    > A University professor at a well known institution of higher
    Learning challenged his students with this question.

    >"Did God create everything that exists?" A student bravely replied, "Yes
    He did!"
    >
    > "God created everything?" The professor asked.
    >
    > "Yes sir, he certainly did," the student replied.
    >
    > The professor answered, "If God created everything; then God
    Created evil. And, since evil exists, and according to the
    >
    > Principal that our works define who we are, and then we can assume
    God is evil."
    >
    > The student became quiet and did not answer the professor's
    > hypothetical definition.
    >
    > The professor, quite pleased with himself, boasted to the
    Students that he had proven once more that the God was a myth.
    >
    > Another student raised his hand and said, "May I ask you a
    >question, professor?"
    >
    > "Of course", replied the professor.
    >
    > The student stood up and asked, "Professor does cold exist?"
    >
    > "What kind of question is this? Of course it exists. Have you
    Never been cold?"
    >
    > The other students snickered at the young man's question.
    >
    > The young man replied, "In fact sir, cold does not exist.

    > According to the laws of physics,

    > What we consider cold is in reality the absence of heat.

    > Every body or object is

    >susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy,
    >
    > and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy.
    >
    > Absolute zero (-460 F) is the total absence of heat; and all
    matter
    > becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not exist.
    We
    > have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no heat."
    >
    > The student continued, "Professor, does darkness exist?"
    >
    > The professor responded, "Of course it does."
    >
    > The student replied, "Once again you are wrong sir, darkness
    Does not
    > exist either.
    >
    > Darkness is in reality the absence of light.
    >
    > Light we can study, but not darkness. In fact, we can use
    Newton's
    > prism to break white light into many colors
    >
    > and study the various wavelengths of each color. You cannot
    measure darkness.
    >
    > A simple ray of light can break into a world of darkness and
    > illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is?
    >
    > You measure the amount of light present. Isn't this correct?
    Darkness
    > is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light
    > present."
    >
    > Finally the young man asked the professor, "Sir, does evil
    exist?"
    >
    > Now uncertain, the professor responded, "Of course, as I have
    already
    > said. We see it everyday.
    >
    > It is in the daily examples of man's inhumanity to man. It is
    in the
    > multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world.
    >
    > These manifestations are nothing else but evil.
    >
    > To this the student replied, "Evil does not exist, sir, or at
    least
    it
    > does not exist unto itself.
    >
    > Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and
    cold,
    > a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did
    not
    > create evil.
    >
    > Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's
    love
    > present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when
    >
    > there is no heat, or the darkness that comes when there is no
    light."
    >
    > The professor sat down.
    >
    > The young man's name -- Albert Einstein

    ਕਈ ਕੋਟਿ ਜਖ੍ਯ੍ਯ ਕਿੰਨਰ ਪਿਸਾਚ ॥ ਕਈ ਕੋਟਿ ਭੂਤ ਪ੍ਰੇਤ ਸੂਕਰ ਮ੍ਰਿਗਾਚ ॥

    Ka▫ī kot jakẖ▫y kinnar pisācẖ. Ka▫ī kot bẖūṯ pareṯ sūkar marigācẖ.

    Many millions are the Yakhshas - the servants of the god of wealth, the Kinnars - the gods of celestial music, and the evil spirits of the Pisaach. Many millions are the evil nature-spirits, ghosts, pigs and tigers. -----Guru Arjan, Raag Gauri, AGGS, Page, 276-4

    ਭੈਰਉ ਭੂਤ ਸੀਤਲਾ ਧਾਵੈ ॥ ਖਰ ਬਾਹਨੁ ਉਹੁ ਛਾਰੁ ਉਡਾਵੈ ॥

    Bẖairo bẖūṯ sīṯlā ḏẖāvai. Kẖar bāhan uho cẖẖār udāvai.

    One who chases after the god Bhairau, evil spirits and the goddess of smallpox, is riding on a donkey, kicking up the dust. -----Bhagat Namdev, Raagh Gond, AGGS, Page, 874-13

    ਖੋਇਓ ਮੂਲੁ ਲਾਭੁ ਕਹ ਪਾਵਸਿ ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਗਿਆਨਵਿਹੂਣੇ॥ਸਬਦੁ ਬੀਚਾਰਿ ਰਾਮ ਰਸੁ ਚਾਖਿਆ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਾਚਿ ਪਤੀਣੇ॥

    Kẖo▫i▫o mūl lābẖ kah pāvas ḏurmaṯ gi▫ān vihūṇe. Sabaḏ bīcẖār rām ras cẖākẖi▫ā Nānak sācẖ paṯīṇe.

    He loses his capital - how can he earn any profit? The evil-minded person has no spiritual wisdom at all. Contemplating the Sabd, he drinks in the sublime essence of the Akal Purkh; O Nanak, his faith is confirmed in the Truth. -----Guru Nanak, Raag Bhairo, AGGS, Page, 1126-15

    ਦਿਸਟਿ ਬਿਕਾਰੀ ਬੰਧਨਿ ਬਾਂਧੈ ਹਉ ਤਿਸ ਕੈ ਬਲਿ ਜਾਈ ॥ ਪਾਪ ਪੁੰਨ ਕੀ ਸਾਰ ਨ ਜਾਣੈ ਭੂਲਾ ਫਿਰੈ ਅਜਾਈ ॥

    Ḏisat bikārī banḏẖan bāʼnḏẖai ha▫o ṯis kai bal jā▫ī. Pāp punn kī sār na jāṇai bẖūlā firai ajā▫ī.

    I am a sacrifice to that one who binds in bondage his evil and corrupted gaze. One who does not know the difference between vice and virtue wanders around uselessly. -----Guru Nanak, Raag Parbhati, AGGS, Page, 1329-16

    ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਮਿਲਿਐ ਮਰੈ ਮੰਦਾ ਹੋਵੈ ਗਿਆਨ ਬੀਚਾਰੀ ਜੀਉ ॥

    Saṯgur mili▫ai marai manḏā hovai gi▫ān bīcẖārī jī▫o.

    Meeting with the True Guru, evil is conquered, and spiritual wisdom is contemplated. ----- Guru Amardas, Raag Maru, AGGS, Page, 1016-10

    ਉਪਜੈ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਛੀਜੈ ॥

    Upjai gi▫ān ḏurmaṯ cẖẖījai.

    Spiritual wisdom wells up, and evil-mindedness departs; -----Beni, Raag, AGGS, Page, 974-9

    Cordially,

    Virinder
     

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