Gurbani Word Of The Day: basole

ਬਸੋਲੇ (basole)

Meaning: noun: Shovels, spades.

ਕਾਮੁ ਕ੍ਰੋਧੁ ਦੁਇ ਕਰਹੁ ਬਸੋਲੇ  ਗੋਡਹੁ ਧਰਤੀ ਭਾਈ॥
ਹੇ ਭਾਈ! ਕਾਮ ਅਤੇ ਕ੍ਰੋਧੁ ਦੋ ਰੰਬੇ ਬਣਾਓ (ਅਤੇ ਇਸ ਤਰ੍ਹਾਂ ਆਪਣੀ ਦੇਹ ਰੂਪ) ਧਰਤੀ ਨੂੰ ਗੋਡਹੁ।

kaam krodh due karahu basole  godahu dhartee bhaaee.
Make lust and anger both your shovels and dig up your farm, O Bhai! -Guru Nanak Sahib, Guru Granth Sahib, 1171

Message: Lust (or excessive desire) and anger are considered as destructive emotions or vices not only in the Sikh faith but in other faiths as well. All community and faiths universally advise us to control such negative emotions.

Guru Nanak Sahib gives us practical advice, and people who do gardening will appreciate the analogy. Just as you use a shovel or spade to dig the ground and prepare for planting seeds, similarly transform these negative emotions to do good work for the welfare of the society. The more you root out lust and anger and replace them with spiritual qualities, the more inner peace you shall experience.

Etymology: Origin basolae uncertain.


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