Word Of The Day: naumee

ਨਉਮੀ (naumee)
Meaning: ninth day of the lunar fortnight.

ਨਉਮੀ ਨਵੈ ਦੁਆਰ ਕਉ ਸਾਧਿ॥ ਬਹਤੀ ਮਨਸਾ ਰਾਖਹੁ ਬਾਂਧਿ॥
naumee navai duaar kau saadh. bahtee mansaa raakhahu baaṅdh.
Message on the ninth day of the lunar fortnight: Control the nine gates of the body and thus keep your immoderate desires in check. – Bhagat Kabeer, Guru Granth Sahib, Page 343


Message: With reference to the ninth day of the lunar cycle, Bhagat Kabeer here advises us to discipline the nine outlets or senses of the body. These are – two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, one mouth, one genital, and one anus.

Keep these under your watch and bring your unlimited cravings under control. Forsake your excessive greed and attachment to worldly entanglements. This will enable you to taste the fruit of spiritual delight and lead you to a life of spiritual stability.

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Etymology:From Sanskrit navamee (ninth day of the lunar fortnight) → Prakrit ṇavamee → Punjabi nauvee/naumee.

Summary for the Week:
In these verses Bhagat Kabeer reminds us that the human body is transient. Man does not understand this and spends his time in the pursuit of worldly entanglements. Physical and outward pleasures are futile.

The real treasure lies within one self. It can only be attained through the Guru’s wisdom. Seek his guidance and strive to overcome your excessive and unnecessary desires and attachments to have access to the treasure of inner beauty and bliss.

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy
– Lao Tzu, a philosopher and poet from ancient China, 6th–5th Century BC


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