Gurbani Word Of The Day: ku-charchaa

ਕੁਚਰਚਾ (ku-charchaa)
Meaning: noun: Futile argument.

ਛਾਡਿ ਕੁਚਰਚਾ ਆਨ ਨ ਜਾਨਹਿ॥ ਬ੍ਰਹਮਾ ਹੂ ਕੋ ਕਹਿਓ ਨ ਮਾਨਹਿ॥
chhaad ku-charchaa aan na jaanahi. brahmaa hoo ko kahio na maanahi.
There are those who know nothing except for making a futile argument. They would not even obey Brahma’s instructions. – Bhagat Kabir, Guru Granth Sahib, 332

Message: Bhagat Kabir comments that evil natured people keep playing treacherous games on a daily basis. They do not listen to the advice of even the wisest person (even if Brahma, who is believed to be the author of Vedas, comes to advise them). Being of mean mentality and low (base) intelligence, they are only interested in futile arguments and never follow the right teachings. 

Here, the stress is on disagreement and argument. Never enter into an argument or have an adverse attitude towards others. As the saying goes, never argue with a fool. Instead of being entangled in their faulty and egoistic opinions, walk away from the situation and not allow yourself to be misled.  

Have a forgiving approach to their ignorance.  We can share knowledge with others, but can’t make them think the way we do. For that, one requires a change in mindset. Through constant touch with Gurbani teachings, we should avoid wasting energy on futile arguments, be firm and remain attuned to wisdom. 

ਜਗੁ ਕਊਆ ਮੁਖਿ ਚੁੰਚ ਗਿਆਨੁ॥ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਲੋਭੁ ਝੂਠੁ ਅਭਿਮਾਨੁ॥
The world is like a crow; with its beak, it croaks wisdom. But within there is greed, falsehood and pride. Guru Amar Das, Guru Granth Sahib, 832

Life is too short to argue and fight. Count your blessings, value your friends and move on with your head held high. – Anonymous

Etymology: Blend of ku, prefix (evil, futile) + charchaa (discussion, argument).


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