Word Of The Day: kookree

ਕੂਕਰੀ (kookree)
Meaning: noun, feminine: she-dog.

ਆਤੁਰੁ ਨਾਮ ਬਿਨੁ ਸੰਸਾਰ॥ ਤ੍ਰਿਪਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਤ ਕੂਕਰੀ ਆਸਾ   ਇਤੁ ਲਾਗੋ ਬਿਖਿਆ ਛਾਰ॥
aatur naam bin saňsaar. tripat na hovat kookree aasaa   it laago bikhiaa chhaar.
The world is miserable without the Name of the Divine. It clings to perishable worldly material, but the craving she-dog within it, is never satisfied. – Guru Arjan Sahib, Guru Granth Sahib, Page 1223

Message: Unfortunately, most of us feel miserable because we don’t make divinity a part of our lives. Since we do not pause to listen, reflect and act on the Guru’s wise advice, we continue our bad habits of clinging to false notions of worldly things like wealth, status, grandeur, luxury, etc.

Our attachment to things that may not remain with us forever (as the world is ever changing) is just like a she-dog that is always craving for more and more things. We are like the she-dog who has lost all self-control and is endlessly craving for attention and for something to do. We will never be satisfied and thus never be able to control our urges so long as we do not heed the divine message of our Gurus.

Notes: A condition known as “pica” can drive people and animals to crave the oddest things. Sometimes pica presents as an urge to lick metal or stone objects, and can be traced to some sort of mineral deficiency. In other cases, the pica is related to obsessive/compulsive behavior. (dogs.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Odd_Dog_Behavior)

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Etymology: Modified from kookar (he-dog) + ee (suffix)..


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