GARIAL, BHAI, and Bhai Mathura Das, two poor Sikhs of Agra, earned their meagre living as porters carrying heavy loads. Yet they joyfully extended hospitality and assistance to needy Sikhs. They had instructed the members of their families that, even if they were not present, any Sikh visiting their
KAM (Skt. kdmd), meaning desire, longing, concupiscence, sensuality or lasciviousness, is counted among the five cardinal sins or sinful propensities. In common usage, the term stands for passion for sexual pleasure and it is in this sense that it is considered an evil in Sikhism. In Brahrnanical literature kdm
LOBH, meaning greed, avarice, coveiousness or cupidity arising out of the acquisitive instinct of man, has been denounced in almost every ethical system. Sikhism treats it as one of the Five Evils that hinder man`s spiritual progress as well as his moral growth. Personifying lobh in one of his
VAIRAG, usually bairagor sometimes virag`in Punjabi, is derived from Sanskrit vairagya meaning "change or loss of colour, growing pale ; disgust, aversion, distaste for or loathing of ; freedom from all worldly desire, indifference to worldly objects or to life ; asceticism," or analysed as vi (prefix denoting disunion, separation,
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