Word Of The Day : ḍaňjhaa

ਡੰਝਾ (ḍaňjhaa)
Meaning: noun: Burning desire, craving; thirst.

ਪ੍ਰਭ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਤਾ ਚੂਕੀ ਡੰਝਾ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਲਧਾ ਮਨ ਤਨ ਮੰਝਾ॥
prabh miliaa taa chookee aňjhaa. naanak ladhaa man tan maňjhaa.
Nanak! (One who obtains the Guru) finds the Divine within one’s mind and body, and when one meets the Divine, then all one’s thirst is quenched. – Guru Arjan Sahib, Guru Granth Sahib, Page 373

Message: Gurbani’s wisdom states that both the body and mind have to work together to harness and unlock the divine potential that lies dormant within us. Through this conscious awareness, we connect to our divine source and this is our door to happiness and peace. Through the company and example of likeminded people who are Guru-centered, we are able to find a balance between the desires of the body – material possessions – and divine wisdom which nourishes the spirit. As this wisdom takes hold of our mind and nourishes it, the burning desire of the body cools down as does the restlessness of the mind.

Inner growth through learning, being more conscious of divine wisdom and adopting virtues as part of our everyday life is the investment we need to make for joy and peace in our lives. This paves the way for us to fully appreciate the worldly comforts and pampering we work so hard for. We are no longer torn between the wishes of the body and the mind. Both now work in tandem.

Etymology: From Sanskrit dahyate (burnt, distressed) → Pali ayhati (burnt) → Prakrit ḍajjhai (to burn) → Sindhi ḍ̠ajhaṇu (to be envious or afflicted) and ḍ̠aajho (burning desire).


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