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The wisdom of
The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

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W hen the mind is not pure, what is the good of practicing outward cleanliness?

Sikhism Quote n°8685 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Page 905 


F alsehood shall come to an end O Nanak and truth shall ultimately prevail.

Sikhism Quote n°8684 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 989 


T here is only one air, earth and only one light of the God in each being.

Sikhism Quote n°8683 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 96 


The word (Shabad) is the Guru, And the mind attuned to the Shabad is the disciple The Shabad is the Guru, teacher, fathomless and calm, Without the Shabad the people wander astray, Attune your mind to the world, GURU.”

Sikhism Quote n°8682 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 942 


F or the sake of wealth, the mortals become servants and thieves. But it goes not with them and remains behind for another.

Sikhism Quote n°8681 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 937 


T he glories are in the Lord’s own hand. He blesses those with whom He is pleased.

Sikhism Quote n°8680 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 934 


H e alone is a wise man, Who gains spiritual knowledge, Through meditation upon the divine virtues.

Sikhism Quote n°8679 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 931 


E very one say that the Lord is one, but each one is engrossed in ego and pride.

Sikhism Quote n°8678 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 930 


I f he who plays the tyrant, is honoured, then deem it to be the surest sign of the Dark Age.

Sikhism Quote n°8677 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 902 


H aving created the universe the Lord abides, therein, He, who avails of the life time, is really the servant of God.

Sikhism Quote n°8676 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 83 


T he blind fools are without wisdom and blind is their understanding. Nanak, they who are bereft of the lord’s grace, obtain not honour ever.

Sikhism Quote n°8675 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 789 


A saint is better off without bathing. A thief is always a thief whether he bathes in sacred waters, or not.

Sikhism Quote n°8674 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 789 


C hastity, contentment and truthfulness I ever gather in my lap and my God loves me for my truthfulness.

Sikhism Quote n°8673 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 764 


N o man shall coerce another; No man shall exploit another. Everyone, each individual, has An inalienable birth-right to seek And pursue happiness and self-fulfillment Love and persuasion is the only law Of social coherence and harmony.

Sikhism Quote n°8672 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 74 


E fface thy ownself (ego), then shalt thou obtain the groom (God). What another cleverness can avail?

Sikhism Quote n°8671 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 722 


W e treat everybody as our friend And all are our associates.

Sikhism Quote n°8670 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 671 


W e are men of but one breath and know not the appointed time and moment of our departure (from this world).

Sikhism Quote n°8669 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 660 


N anak, as many are the vices, So many are the chains round the neck, Ye, one removes the vices with the cultivation of virtues in life As virtues are our only friends.

Sikhism Quote n°8668 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 595 


Y ou live your life making earnest efforts and make your life happy through rightful earnings. Meet the Lord through contemplation and your anxieties will be dispelled

Sikhism Quote n°8667 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 522 


There are millions of worlds below and above ours, Man’s mind is tired of this great search. It cannot reach the end of His vastness. How can the Infinite be reduced to the finite? All attempts to describe Him are futile He alone knows how great He is None knoweth the Lord’s beginnings nor His end.”

Sikhism Quote n°8666 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 5 


R ender thou such service, as may bring thee some profit.

Sikhism Quote n°8665 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 474 


O f women are we born, of women conceived To woman betrothed and wedded; Women we befriend, by her continues the human race; When woman dies, woman is sought, for it is she who maintains world order; Why revile her of whom are born the great? Of woman is born another woman; none exists without her; The Eternal God, says Nanak, is the only One not born of her.

Sikhism Quote n°8664 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 473 


T he sinner, like the deer-hunter, bows twice as much What can be achieved by bowing the head, when a man goes with a filthy mind?

Sikhism Quote n°8663 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 472 


S ays Nanak, mediate thou on True Lord. If thou art pure, then alone shalt thou obtain the True One.

Sikhism Quote n°8662 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 472 


I f thou desirest thy good, O Man, perform virtuous deeds and be humble.

Sikhism Quote n°8661 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 465 


D ivine knowledge is not acquired by mere words. To describe it, is hard like iron. If one becomes the recipient of Lord’s grace, then alone he obtains it. Other contrivances and orders are but ruinous.

Sikhism Quote n°8660 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 465 


Y ou are the embodiment of light. O Man recognize thy essence.

Sikhism Quote n°8659 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 441 


T he mind is greedy king and is enamored of avarice. Under Guru’s instruction greed is removed and man arrives at an understanding with God.

Sikhism Quote n°8658 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 419 


W hen man abandons desire, then alone does he become a true renouncer.

Sikhism Quote n°8657 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 356 


I f we serve humanity in this world, then we would be welcomed in the court of God.

Sikhism Quote n°8656 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 26 


H e alone is learned and educated who gains self knowledge through self enlightenment.

Sikhism Quote n°8655 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 25 


W ealth, youth and flowers are so short-lived as the leaves of water lily; they whither, fade and finally die away.

Sikhism Quote n°8654 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 23 


H e, who restrains his mercurial mind, slays (restraints) his five evil passions.

Sikhism Quote n°8653 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 226 


A ll are subject to his will and none is exempt from it, Nanak! If man were to understand Lord’s will, then no one would take.

Sikhism Quote n°8652 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 2 


A void such food which cause pain to the body and arouse passion in the mind. Avoid such dresses which cause pain in body and arouse passion in the mind.

Sikhism Quote n°8651 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 16 


M ake wisdom thy mother, contentment thy father, and truthfulness thy brother. These are thine good relations.

Sikhism Quote n°8650 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 151 


T he evil-doer is a demon, who knows not the Master. He is a mad-cap, who understands not his ownself.

Sikhism Quote n°8649 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 142 


I f one goes on living the life of indignity, Such life is not worth living For such a life, all eating, is eating in shame.

Sikhism Quote n°8648 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 142 


N anak, without the Guru, there is no spiritual honour and without this honour one cannot ferry across the worldly ocean.

Sikhism Quote n°8647 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 138 


C ruelty, worldly love, avarice and wrath are the four streams of fire. By falling into them, the mortal is burnt O’Nanak! Emancipation is obtained by clinging to a living of truthfulness.

Sikhism Quote n°8646 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 137  


T he Lord first created the light; From the Lord’s play all living creatures came, And from the Divine Light the whole creation sprang. Why then should we divide humans into high and low creatures. Brother, be not in error; Out of the Creator the creation comes; Everywhere in the creation the Creator is; The Lord’s spirit is all-pervading! The Lord, the Maker, has molded one mass of clay into Vessels of diverse shapes. Free from taint are all the vessels of clay Since free from taint is the Divine Potter.

Sikhism Quote n°8645 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 1349 


T he body is the temple of God in which are revealed precious pearls of knowledge.

Sikhism Quote n°8644 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 1346 


T he merit of routine deeds and ritualistic religion, acts of piety and self control and pilgrimages, austerities and meditations are contained in the (Guru’s) word.

Sikhism Quote n°8643 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 1332 


M an is carved in the image of God. The drop is contained in the ocean, the ocean in the drop.

Sikhism Quote n°8642 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 1318  


I have forgotten to speak ill or think ill of any one, Ever since I learnt to live in the company of good and holy saints, No one is my enemy nor any one stranger to me, I get on well with one and all.

Sikhism Quote n°8641 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 1299 


H e who indulgeth in pleasures here, is in pain hereafter, Sayeth Nanak “No one is emancipated without the True Name.”

Sikhism Quote n°8640 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 1276 


H e alone, O Nanak, knows the right path of life Who earns his livelihood with the sweat of his brow, And shares it with his fellow human beings

Sikhism Quote n°8639 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 1245 


F oolish and unwise are they, who seek to rule over others. For the only one who is True, is God, O, praise be to the Lord.

Sikhism Quote n°8638 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 1169 


T here is One God. He is the supreme truth. He, The Creator, Is without fear and without hate. He, The Omnipresent, Pervades the Universe. He is not born. Nor does He die to be born again, By His grace shalt thou worship Him. Before time itself, There was truth. When time began to run its course He was the truth. Even now, He is the truth And Evermore shall truth prevail. Guru Nanak, Japji

Sikhism Quote n°8637 | 
Siri Guru Granth Sahib  


O ne whose heart is filled with His Infinite Light meets with Him, and shall never again be separated from Him.

Sikhism Quote n°7692 | 
p. 56 


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