"Ordinary meaning of Bibek or Vivek is Vichar (cogitation) but in Gurmat (Guru’s ideology) the meaning of Bibek Vichaar is not merely contemplation or cogitation. Nor does it mean hollow translation or dry knowledge. True Vichar Vivek holds a very high, profound and mature meaning in Gurmat… True Vichar Vivek, Real and pure Gurmat Vichar Vivek can only be judged and determined through Gurbani. So, true Gurmat Vichar (Vivek) is explained by the reference from Gurbani below:
(To obey the bachans (words, utterings) of Satguru (True Guru), is the true Vichar)
"This is the real definition of Gurmat Bibek; in this saying of Guru is the complete description of Gurmat Bibek filled. The meaning of this Gurvaak (saying of Guru) is that obeying the bachans of Satguru constitutes True Vichar (Vivek). In other words, you may say that to earn i.e. to obey the sayings of Guru, embodied as Gurbani is true Gurmat Bibek". (by Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh)
Gurmat Bibek is not limited to dietary considerations as many think. Dietary Bibek is just one part of it. Gurmat Bibek encompasses all hukams of Guru Sahib. One is a Bibeki in proportion one obeys the hukams of Guru Sahib. There are two parts of Gurmat Bibek – Simran Bibek and Rehit Bibek. Simran Bibek includes chanting of Gurmat Naam, singing of Gurbani (Kirtan), Gurbani Paath and controlling the internal vices e.g. Kaam, Krodh, etc. Rehit Bibek includes the code of conduct of Khalsa e.g. abstaining from 4 Bajjar Kurehits (4 cardinal sins), keeping 5 Kakaars, giving out Daswandh, dietary Bibek i.e. eating only from the hands of devotees in Sarbloh utensils etc.
Simran Bibek and Rehit Bibek are dependant on each other. One cannot be without the other. Without Rehit Bibek one cannot obtain Naam during Amrit Sinchaar. One cannot compensate for a weakness in Rehit Bibek by doing more Simran Bibek. One cannot pick and choose hukams of Guru Sahib. No hukam is big or small. For an obedient Gursikh of Guru Sahib, all hukams are important and vital. Instead of subscribing to complicated philosophies and theological theories propagated by different philosophers and prophets, it is better to resolve to obey all hukams of Guru Sahib. This is what constitutes "Hukam Razayee Chalna". Razayee Vaheguru's hukams are not distinct from the hukams of Guru Sahib enshrined in Gurbani.
This site has been started with the mission to follow Gurmat Bibek and inspire others to do so as well. This site is dedicated to acquainting the world with Gurmat Bibek as enshrined in Gurbani and Gurmat literature.