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What is the difference between SADH, SANT, GIANI AND BRAHM GIANI

Discussion in 'Sikh Sikhi Sikhism' started by Tejinder, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Tejinder

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    We are trying to understand sukhmani SAHIB in group setting.
    We would like to understand the difference between SADH, SANT, GIANI, PRAHM GIANI
    Your input will be appreciated
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    Sadh and sant means essentially the same thing but are used in context differently. Sadh and sant both refer to a saintly person, one who is in tune with the Guru. But Sadh can often be used as an adjective meaning Holy as in sad(h)sangat -- Company of the Holy.

    Giani or gyani means wise or knowledgeable, usually referring to spiritual wisdom. And do you mean Brahm giani? This is a proper noun, a person who possesses spiritual wisdom. And in some Gurbani, it refers to there being only One Brahmgiani. Everything in Punjabi depends on context-- or how a word is used -- so that makes exact translation very difficult.

    Here is a link that gives some support.
    Gurbani Core Vocabulary
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