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Free of dogmas, the Gurbani has a simple message: there is One, Formless Reality. Our mind is That (Joti-Saroop...). The purpose of human life is to understand this Truth through Shabad-Vichaar (Reflections on the Gurbani) and Realize one's Mool (Source, Joti...) within here and now, and become liberated from doubts (Bharam), Maya, duality, etc.
It is repeatedly indicated in the Gurbani that there are only two different mentality-groups living together on earth: (1) the "rare" Gurmukhs (whose minds are established in their Mool, Truth, Sach, Hukam, Shabad, Naam...) who live a Divine Life; and (2) the rest - the Gurbani calls them Manmukhs (Saakat, Mayadhaaree...) who are opposite of the Gurmukhs.
The Gurbani asks us to shun the Manmukh lifestyle and become a Gurmukh (Daas, Bhagat, Jan - follower of Truth, established in Divine Wisdom or Brahm-Giaan, Virtues ...). The Gurbani's Teaching (Upadesh) is Universal and Timeless. Since no particular group or people have monopoly or ownership of the Gurbani and its Wisdom, everybody in the world can gain from it (Laahaa).
For the Gurbani and its true students or learners ( i.e., Sikhs), there is no enemy or alien - all human beings are considered part and parcel of the ONE Light. Following the Teaching of the Gurbani (SGGS), Sikhs are to believe in Universal Brotherhood, human equality, dignity of all humans, search for the Truth within, live a truthful life (Gurmukh Lifestyle), do an honest work, perform community service, share ("Vand Shakna"), wish all people well ...!
Thus, a Guide for a practical Spirituality, the Gurbani is a Treasure of Spiritual Wisdom (Giaan-Guroo). It provides all that's needed to become Enlightened (Gurmukh) while alive, not after death. Otherwise, if not lived, what's the use of reasoning and intellectuality; reading scriptures or listening to their recitations; talking about religion, Dharma, spirituality, Truth ...
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