Word Of The Day : Bhog

ਭੋਗ (bhog)
Meaning: noun: sensual enjoyments, sensual pleasures.

ਖਸਮੁ ਵਿਸਾਰਿ ਕੀਏ ਰਸ ਭੋਗ॥ ਤਾਂ ਤਨਿ ਉਠਿ ਖਲੋਏ ਰੋਗ॥
khasam visaar kee-e ras bhog. taaṅ tan uṭh khalo-e rog.
When forgetting the Master one enjoys sensual pleasures, then diseases rise up in the body.
– Guru Nanak Sahib, Guru Granth Sahib, Page 1256


Message: Sensual pleasures taking precedence over divine love has always been the greatest downfall of man. Pleasurable feelings and emotions can mislead one to extremes of indulgence, misjudgment and wrongdoing. The pleasure derived, although euphoric, is generally transient and fleeting. What is left behind as a result of man’s action is regret, pain and suffering. The ripple effect of this is usually wide. However, when the Divine is not forgotten, and He dwells in man’s mind, His wisdom guides. Using His gifts in a wise manner brings long lasting peace and happiness.

ਭੋਗੀ ਕਉ ਦੁਖੁ ਰੋਗ ਵਿਆਪੈ ॥
Suffering and diseases afflict a sensualist.

– Guru Nanak Sahib, Guru Granth Sahib, Page 1189.

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Etymology: From Sanskrit bhog (enjoyment) → Pali bhog (enjoyment) → Prakrit bhoa (enjoyment, food).


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