Gyan

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Gyan: (Gurmukhi: ਗਿਆਨ s ) is a word in Punjabi which means 'knowledge' or 'wisdom'; and is used to refer to someone who is wise and is spiritually knowledgeable. The word Gyani which is used to refer to someone learned in the Sikh religion or knowledgeable in "Dharam" or "path of righteousness". The 'priest' in a Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) is referred to as a "Giani" or "Gyani".


Agyan: (Gurmukhi: ਅਗਿਆਨ s  ) is the opposite of 'Gyan' and means 'lack of knowledge' or 'ignorance' or unwise about spiritual matters.

Gurbani

ਗਿਆਨ ਅੰਜਨ੝ ਭੈ ਭੰਜਨਾ ਦੇਖ੝ ਨਿਰੰਜਨ ਭਾਇ ॥
Gi▫ĝn anjan bẖai bẖanjnĝ ḝekẖ niranjan bẖĝ▫e.
The ointment of spiritual wisdom is the destroyer of fear; through love, the Pure One is seen.

In this tuk (line of Gurbani) the Guru explains that spiritual knowledge and wisdom destroys fears and subsequently the 'fearless' person will be able to see the path to the Lord.


SGGS Gurmukhi-Gurmukhi Dictionary

(1) ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ, ਬੋਧ। (2) ਸੂਝ ਬੂਝ, ਸੋਝੀ, ਵਿਵੇਕ। (3) ਵਿਦਿਆ, ਇਲਮ। (4) ਵਿਚਾਰਾਂ, ਵਿਚਾਰ। (5) ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਪ੝ਰਾਪਤ (ਕਰਨ ਜੋਗ)। ਉਦਾਹਰਣ: ਅਸੰਖ ਭਗਤ ਗ੝ਣ ਗਿਆਨ ਵੀਚਾਰ॥ {ਜਪ੝ ੧, ੧੭:੫ (4)}। ਅੰਤਰਿ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਸੰਗਿ ਸਹਾਈ ਗਿਆਨ ਜੋਗ੝॥ {ਆਸਾ ੫, ੧੧੨, ੨:੧ (398)}। ਅੰਧੀ ਰਯਤਿ ਗਿਆਨ ਵਿਹੂਣੀ ਭਾਹਿ ਭਰੇ ਮ੝ਰਦ

SGGS Gurmukhi-English Dictionary

Sk. n. Knowledge SGGS Gurmukhi-English Data provided by Harjinder Singh Gill, Santa Monica, CA, USA.

English Translation

Knowledge, light.

Mahan Kosh Encyclopedia

ਸੰ. जढ़ञान ਜ੝ਞਾਨ. {ਸੰਗ੝ਯਾ}. ਜਾਣਨਾ. ਬੋਧ. ਸਮਝ. ਇ਼ਲਮ. "ਅੰਤਰਿ ਗਿਆਨ ਨ ਆਇਓ ਮਿਰਤਕ੝ ਹੈ ਸੰਸਾਰ". (ਵਾਰ ਸ੝ਰੀ ਮਃ ੩)। (2) ਪਾਰਬ੝ਰਹਮ, ਜੋ ਗ੝ਯਾਨਰੂਪ ਹੈ. Mahan Kosh data provided by Bhai Baljinder Singh (RaraSahib Wale); See http://www.ik13.com


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