Saturday, 7 June 2008

God himself spaketh

"Believe, Ye Sikhs, the words of the Guru to be true, as the Creator himself speaketh through these
Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 308

"The big Kings and Landlords did not have their desires satisfied,
and lost their right understanding in the
pursuit and love of worldly desires. No one can ever be thus contented, as a fire cannot be satisfied by
adding fuel to it. No one shall ever be at peace without unison with God."
Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 672

"You may have palaces of pearls, set with jewels, with most costly and pleasing perfumes everywhere,
floors set with rubies and diamonds and beds decorated in the same lavish way, and a most charming and
beautiful lady showering all her caresses and tenderness on you. You may have all the mental and occult
powers of a sidh, such as making yourself visible or invisible at will, and command thereby a great respect
from all. You may be a great Emperor with mighty armies and a mighty reign, but in spite of all these your
soul, your internal or real self will not be at peace without a contact with God."
Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 14

"The internal self burns without God as if it were set on fire. I have asked my own Guru and seen that
there is no other place for the peace of the soul- but God."
Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 14

"Pleasing God Is the only ritual I do. Without inner experience All rituals mean nothing. How many created beings there are! I see them spread all around me. Without working hard, how can anyone get anything? If you hear just one of the Guru's lessons you will find the gems, jewels, and rubies in your mind. The Guru has given me one understanding: All souls are gifts of the One. May I never forget Him."
Jap Ji Sahib, Hymn 6

"Wear the earrings of patience. Carry the begging bowl and wallet of humility, And smear the ashes of
meditation on your body. Let your patchwork coat be remembrance of death. Follow the path of purity,
With the walking stick of faith. Let your sect be the family of man. Conquer your own mind And be
victorious in the world. Hail! Hail! Hail! unto Him — Primal, Pure, and equal to none. There is no beginning
and no end. Through all ages only the One."
Jap Ji Sahib, Hymn 28

"Air is the Guru, Water is the Father, and Earth is the Great Mother of all. Day and night are the two nurses, in whose lap the entire world is at play. Good deeds and bad are announced in the Presence of the Lord. According to their own actions, some are drawn closer, and some are driven farther away. Those who have meditated on the Naam have departed after having worked by the sweat of their brows O Nanak, their faces are radiant in the Lord’s Court, and many are saved along with them!"
Jap Ji Sahib, Salok
"The ideal of Khalsa (The one whose heart is enlightened with the perfect light of God and of truth) is
truth and those who follow it, shall rule, there will be no rebels left; all shall come to it after suffering,
and those who come under its sway shall be given solace and be saved from suffering."

"You shall never overawe any one and shall not be overawed by anyone."

"The worst of the persons have become the noblest by the Guru's amrit(holy nectar)".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am a christian by faith, still I feel inspired by the words of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and the humanist and reformist ideas reflected in the Granth. May the words of the Granth reach reach every person in the world.