Gurbani Word Of The Day: jaňjaalaa

ਜੰਜਾਲਾ (jaňjaalaa)
Meaning: noun: Entanglements.

ਏ ਮਨ ਮੇਰਿਆ   ਤੂ ਛੋਡਿ ਆਲ ਜੰਜਾਲਾ ਰਾਮ॥
e man meriaa   too chhoḍ aal jaňjaalaa raam.

O my mind! Abandon the excessive attachment to household or material entanglements. -Guru Nanak Sahib, Guru Granth Sahib, 1112

Message: It is natural that everyone wants to lead a comfortable and healthy life. But often, we move from making ends meet comfortably to becoming slaves of our indulgences.  We get entangled in the trap of attachment.

Having forgotten the real purpose in life and forsaking the Divine, we continue on this journey. We need to understand that our conditioned minds are used to acting in the same way, and we need to break away from the unwholesome habits.

Everything is transient, except the Author of this play. Hence the Creator alone can be a true companion, relative, and beloved.

We need to spare sometime for self-reflection and absorption so that we can connect with the Divine. Only the love, devotion and consciousness of the Divine will help us to lead a well-balanced life.

Etymology: From Sanskrit jaňjaal (worry, affairs).


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