Meaning: adjective: Blind, ignorant.
ਇਹੁ ਜਗੁ ਅੰਧਾ ਸਭੁ ਅੰਧੁ ਕਮਾਵੈ ਬਿਨੁ ਗੁਰ ਮਗੁ ਨ ਪਾਏ॥
ih jag aňdhaa sabh aňdh kamaavai bin gur mag na paa-e.
This world is blind (ignorant), it acts all blindly; without the Guru, it cannot find the right path. -Guru Amar Das, Guru Granth Sahib, 603
Message: Blind without the Guru
Right guidance is essential for everything, including spiritual growth and inner peace.
Short cuts and pretense (that there is no problem) or that we don’t need a guide, don’t really help for long.
One who does not understand this is blind to the reality and truth of life.
Without understanding this, we perform deeds in the darkness of ignorance and keep on suffering. Deeds done in the pursuit of worldly desires, greed, and egoism, do not bring us any peace.
Seldom do we realize that the way to spiritual peace is obtained with the guidance of the Guru.
It is through the practice of the wisdom contained in Gurbani that we will be led to grace and spiritual happiness.
Let us strengthen our relationship with the Guru and, if required, take another step forward. The embrace of the Guru’s wisdom will empower us with all that we need in life.
You cannot change other people you can only change your reaction to other people. Be kind to one another. – Anonymous
Etymology: From Sanskrit andh (blind; darkness) → Pali andh → Prakrit aṁdh → Sindhi andhu (arrogance)/andho (blind), Lahndi annhaa/andhaa, Punjabi andh (blindness, arrogance)/andhaa/annhaa (blind).