Removing our five vices - Message of Jo Mange Thakur Apne Te, Guru Arjan's shabad

Guru Arjan says, "Whoever wants, can attain it?" in Jo Mange Thakur Apne Te. But what is one to ask? He mentions later in the shabad exactly what to ask: "Avgun sab mete" - remove all my vices.  That is what we are to ask as Sikhs. Remove the five vices.  This is what this shabad is about. 

Jo Mange (Sarangi version)

The five vices are also called the five thieves because they essentially steal our own authentic self from us.  They rob individuals of their inherent wisdom. These five vices are kama (lust), krodh (anger), lobh (greed), moh (attachment), and ahankar (ego or excessive pride).

We have to conquer these inner vices and render them powerless. And then we win the world. Man Jeetai Jagjit as Guru Nanak explains in the Japji.  

The thoughts and actions of one's mind, and by extension, one's body, should operate independently of these five inner malefactions. It is the duty of a Sikh to resist succumbing to these five desires of the mind. Instead, we are to practice the Five Virtues.