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T hose who have one thing in their heart, and something else in their mouth, are judged to be false

Sikhism 7019 | 
Waheguru: the True Lord is all knowing. So if one is thinking one thing but saying another that person is considered to be false. Believe in the Guru’s teachings and let your behaviours / speech / actions reflect this. If one practices one thing and preaches another than he is considered a hypocrite and will not be accepted in Waheguru’s house

T he body is the field of karma in this age; whatever you plant, you shall harvest

Sikhism 7018 | 
Waheguru: the True God has given a human a body as a vessel in this life. One can commit actions, these actions will be recorded and a reward or punishment will be granted. One should weigh up the costs of one’s action. So think twice before committing a bad deed as these will determine what comes next. Bad deeds will yield pain and suffering whereas good deeds will yield leisure and bliss

H e obtains the rewards of his good and bad deeds

Sikhism 7017 | 
Performing good and bad deeds one is adding to his /her karma. Nothing goes unnoticed by the True Lord so don’t be mistaken by ‘ nobody saw or heard so nobody knows’. The True Lord knows and all deeds will be recorded. All that one is doing here in this life is writing out what our next life will be

D o not delay in practicing righteousness; delay in committing sins

Sikhism 7016 | 
ANG 1354 SGGSJi 
One should think of the consequences of committing a sin before doing it. Just delaying the action will make one think about what they are about to do and deter them from doing it. When one is angry it is especially important to hold the anger in check before doing something one would regret. One should do righteous deeds without delay as these will benefit one in the long run

T he egotistical people are deluded by useless doubt Of all this expanse, nothing shall go along with you Through pleasure and pain, the body is growing old Doing these things, the faithless cynics are passing their lives

Sikhism 7015 | 
If one is consumed with ego and in gaining materialistic things then that person is building assets that will be left behind. Such a person continues life without remembering the True God who gives us everything. Such a person believes that he has built all his assets and does not build assets of Naam that will go with him when he dies. Remember Him and trust all to Him. Everything belongs to Him

R enouncing sexual desire, anger, deceit and corruption, he enshrines the True Name in his heart When the waves of ego, greed and avarice subside, he finds the Lord Master, Merciful to the meek

Sikhism 7014 | 
How can Waheguru: the True God be found? Where can one gain His Darshan (gaining His sight)? One has to clear their mind of immoral thoughts; one should not follow immoral activities; one should eradicate ego, greed and materialistic needs. Then Waheguru can be found. Abstain from activities that will take one further away from God

B y practicing truthfulness and self-restraint, by contemplating His Glorious Virtues, and living the Word of the Guru’s Shabad Practicing the True Word of the Shabad, one comes to the home of his own inner being, and obtains the treasure of virtue

Sikhism 7013 | 
Leading the life of a truthful person and being attached to the service of righteousness, one obtains the treasures of virtue. One must avoid indulging in immoral deeds instead should serve the Guru with their mind and body

P raise the True One, and no other Serving Him, eternal peace is obtained O Nanak, those who are attuned to the Naam, reflect deeply on the Truth; they practice only Truth

Sikhism 7012 | 
ANG 120 - 121 SGGSJi 
Believe in Waheguru: the One True Lord and serving Him whole heartily peace is reached. Guru Amar Das Ji tells us to be connected to Naam (meditation) and live the life of a truthful person. One’s actions should reflect their truthful living

I n all colours and forms, You are pervading People die over and over again; they are re-born, and make their rounds on the wheel of reincarnation You alone are Eternal and Unchanging, Inaccessible and Infinite. Through the Guru’s teachings, understanding is imparted

Sikhism 7011 | 
Guru Amar Das Ji says that the True Lord pervades in all colours and forms. Through the Guru one learns the teaching and is saved from the wheel of reincarnation. Learn the teaching of your Guru (spiritual teacher) and get an understanding of Him the True Lord

O ne who is committed to loving devotional worship of God, and the Kirtan of His Praises awakens from the sleep of countless incarnations

Sikhism 7010 | 
One must escape from the cycle of reincarnation. Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru reminds us that to break away from reincarnation one must perform devotional worship by meditating and singing His praises (kirtan) then one shall be free and will join with His light

C hanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, all doubts are dispelled Chanting the Name of the Lord is the highest religion Chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, erases social classes and ancestral pedigrees

Sikhism 7009 | 
Bhagat Naamdev Ji says that by meditating all is gained. Meditating on the Naam will free one of social classes (division of a society such as caste system in India). Meditate and remember Him as this worship is classed as the highest of all

B y the karma of past actions, the robe of this physical body is obtained. By His Grace, the Gate of Liberation is found

Sikhism 7008 | 
Due to good actions in pervious lives or good karma one has been born as a human being in this life. This body is the vessel through which salvation can be attained. One should meditate and perform good deeds so that salvation can be achieved

M ake the effort, O very fortunate ones, and meditate on the Lord, the Lord King O Nanak, remembering Him in meditation, you shall obtain total peace, and your pains and troubles and doubts shall depart

Sikhism 7007 | 
Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru reminds us that we are fortunate and we should meditate as often as we can. By doing so one will be in peace and pains and troubles will depart. Meditate on Naam as often as you can

B ut when the intellect is stained and polluted by sin it can only be cleansed by the Love of the Name

Sikhism 7006 | 
As clothes can be washed clean with soap Gurbani (teaching of the Gurus) can help wash away sins. Guru Ji tells us repeatedly that meditating on Naam will cleanse our sins and keep us on the righteous path. One must meditate and worship daily

T he True Guru is the Giver of the Name of the Lord. God Himself causes us to meet Him

Sikhism 7005 | 
Naam (meditation) allows us to enter the Kingdom of Waheguru: the True God. Guru Ram Das Ji the fourth Guru tells us that only the True Guru can give us the Naam. Those who are blessed obtain the Naam from their Guru

I n the Dark Age of Kali Yuga, if one plants any other seed than the Name, all profit and capital is lost

Sikhism 7004 | 
Guru Ram Das Ji the fourth Guru also tells us that if in the age of kal yug Naam is not obtained than all is lost including the priceless breath that Waheguru: the True God gave us to recite His name

N ow, the Dark Age of Kali Yuga has come Plant the Naam, the Name of the One Lord It is not the season to plant other seeds Do not wander lost in doubt and delusion

Sikhism 7003 | 
ANG 1185 SGGSJi 
Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru informs us that in this dark age one must sow the seed of naam through meditation. We are not to wander around in doubt. This is the season (life) to plant the seed of naam. Meditate daily and do not be distracted off the righteous path

T he many religious rituals, good deeds of karma and Dharmic worship - above all of these is the Naam, the Name of the Lord

Sikhism 7002 | 
One can perform many religious rituals, greater than all is meditation and remembrance of Him. Meditate daily

K abeer, it is so difficult to obtain this human body; it does not just come over and over again It is like the ripe fruit on the tree; when it falls to the ground, it cannot be re-attached to the branch

Sikhism 7001 | 
ANG 1366 SGGSJi 
Bhagat Kabeer Ji tells us about this body of a human being and that it does not come over and over again. With reincarnation one could come back as any one of the 8.4 million forms. So do not waste this golden opportunity and worship the True Lord. Make this life so fruitful that the cycle of birth and death is erased

I n so many incarnations, you were a worm and an insect in so many incarnations, you were an elephant, a fish and a deer In so many incarnations, you were a bird and a snake In so many incarnations, you were yoked as an ox and a horse Meet the Lord of the Universe - now is the time to meet Him After so very long, this human body was fashioned for you.

Sikhism 7000 | 
Here Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru informs us of reincarnation. One has been through many life forms before this human form was given. Now that it has been fashioned for us we should make the most of it by worshipping the True God and perform good deeds so we can merge into His light

I n this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Name of the One Lord is the treasure of mercy; chanting it, one obtains salvation

Sikhism 6999 | 
Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji the ninth Guru also tell us that in the dark age of kal yug one must meditate on Naam and in doing so one can obtain salvation. Meditate daily and remember Him at all times

I n this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Kirtan of the Lord’s Praises are most sublime and exalted become Gurmukh, chant and focus your meditation

Sikhism 6998 | 
ANG 1075 SGGSJi 
Now is the time to worship Waheguru: the True God. In this age of Kali Yug (age of downfall) man will face many atrocities and unfair behaviours. A Gurmukh (one who follows the teachings of the Guru) should join the Saadh Sangat (company of Holy people) to sing His praises and meditate

T his is the only act of goodness in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, to sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe

Sikhism 6997 | 
Guru Arjan Dev Ji reminds us that in this Dark Age of kal yug, most revered of all is the contemplation of Naam. Meditate daily and one will be saved in this age of kal yug

T he world is burning in the fire of desire in greed, arrogance and excessive ego People die over and over again; they are re-born, and lose their honor. They waste away their lives in vain

Sikhism 6996 | 
Guru Amar Das Ji the third Guru reminds us that the world is engaged in ego and ego related activities such as self gain and greed. By engaging in ego one looses the battle of being one with Him. Such a person will forever be in the reincarnation cycle and lose their honour. Engage in meditation and worship Him so one does not waste this life

O ut of all the 8.4 million species of beings God blessed mankind with glory That human who misses this chance, shall suffer the pains of coming and going in reincarnation

Sikhism 6995 | 
ANG 1075 SGGSJi 
Of the 8.4 millions life forms He created, Waheguru: the True Lord blessed mankind with glory so we can meditate on Him. One who has understood this, prays day and night and his mission in this life is accomplished. Use this life to worship Him by meditating and remembering Him at all times

M ake the effort, and cross over the terrifying world ocean This human life is passing away in vain, in the love of Maya

Sikhism 6994 | 
One has obtained this human form in this life. So make the most of it and cross over the world ocean. Do not let this life pass in vain, do not let maya (lust; anger; attachment; greed; and ego) distract you from the path of truth. Worship Him and do good deeds so in this life you can be one with Him

Y ou have been blessed with this human body This is your chance to meet the Lord of the Universe Other efforts are of no use to you Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, vibrate and meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord

Sikhism 6993 | 
Guru Arjan Dec Ji the fifth Guru says that one has been blessed to come in this life as a human and this is the opportunity to be one with Him. Worshipping the True Lord is the one effort that is of use. Grab this opportunity with both hands and joining the holy meditate and pray so you can be one with Him

T he actor displays himself in many disguises, but he remains just as he is The soul wanders through countless incarnations in doubt, but it does not come to dwell in peace

Sikhism 6992 | 
One comes and goes from this world in the cycle of reincarnations. Each time it is in a different guise and there is no peace. Worship the True Lord in the company of the Saadh Sangat (the holy people) and let the cycle of birth and rebirth be broken

D o not utter even a single harsh word; your True Lord and Master abides in all Do not break anyone’s heart; these are all priceless jewels

Sikhism 6991 | 
ANG 1384 SGGSJi 
Waheguru: the True Lord is the creator of all and He pervades in all His creation. Do not utter harsh words that hurt someone. In doing so one is hurting Him too. Keep your speech sweet and polite and you won’t hurt anyone

T he minds of all are like precious jewels; to harm them is not good at all If you desire your Beloved, then do not break anyone’s heart

Sikhism 6990 | 
ANG 1384 SGGSJi 
One should not utter harsh words as Waheguru: the True God resides in all. The minds, says Bhagat Fareed Ji in his saloks, are like precious jewels and one should not harm them. If one has a yearning to meet Him then one should not break anyone’s heart

O Nanak, speaking insipid words, the body and mind become insipid He is called the most insipid of the insipid; the most insipid of the insipid is his reputation

Sikhism 6989 | 
One who uses language that is not acceptable is highly likely to upset those around him. Waheguru: the True Lord guides us to use kind words and acceptable language. By using unkind words one makes his own mouth callous and evil. One should always talk kindly to all around him / her

R enouncing self-conceit, emotional attachment, corruption and duality, their light merges into the Light

Sikhism 6988 | 
Maya which is self-conceit; attachment; duality; corruption; evil deeds; etc will trick the mind to want these things. However, by renouncing these one is poised to meditate and remember the True Lord. In doing this one will merge into Him

N ight and day, he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. In celestial peace and poise, he crosses over the poisonous, terrifying world-ocean, through the Naam, the Name of the Lord

Sikhism 6987 | 
Guru Amar Das Ji the third Guru reminds us that in order to cross over this terrifying world ocean one must remember and worship Waheguru: the True God day and night

T he Saints live by chanting and meditating on the Lord, washing off the filth of their sins

Sikhism 6986 | 
One should always worship Waheguru: the True Lord. In doing so one pleases the True Lord. In this life and others before one has committed sins and these can be erased by worshipping. One should chant and meditate at every opportunity so that the filth of the sins is washed away

D o not cause any being to suffer, and you shall go to your true home with honor

Sikhism 6985 | 
Waheguru: the True God created all and He pervades in His creation. One should not cause any suffering to another as He resides in all of us. One who does not cause any suffering to others is highly regarded and will be received with honour in their true home – with the True Lord

O ne who longs for all comforts and rewards should practice Truth

Sikhism 6984 | 
Here is another reminder that the practice of truth is the right way. If one seeks comfort and rewards, then one should follow the path of truth in everything one does

B e kind to all beings-this is more meritorious than bathing at the sixty- eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage and the giving of charity

Sikhism 6983 | 
It is written that bathing at the sixty eight shrines and giving to charity are considered to be acts of saintliness. However, Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru tells us that being kind to our fellow being is greater still compared to these acts. One should practice kindness in ones daily contacts with all

K abeer, what good is it to give up Maya, if the mortal does not give up his pride? Even the silent sages and seers are destroyed by pride; pride eats up everything

Sikhism 6982 | 
ANG 1372 SGGSJi 
Bhagat Kabeer Ji shows us the path that if one does not give up their pride then what good will it do to give up maya. If one is performing services of good deeds but is discreetly wrapped in maya then what is he /she gaining from such services. One must keep pride out of one’s mind so that the services are accepted in the court of the True Lord

W ithout love, there is no devotional worship. Without the Shabad, no one finds acceptance Through the Shabad, egotism is conquered and subdued, and the illusion of Maya is dispelled

Sikhism 6981 | 
One has to have devotional love in order to be rid of ego. The shabad (teaching of the Guru) helps erase ego from within and slowly its influence diminishes. Meditate and pray with devotional love and the illusion of maya will dispel

E go is opposed to the Name of the Lord; the two do not dwell in the same place In egotism, selfless service cannot be performed, and so the soul goes unfulfilled O my mind, think of the Lord, and practice the Word of the Guru’s Shabad

Sikhism 6980 | 
Through ego comes pride and with pride selfless service cannot be performed. Ego is in everyone, however one must try and control it. One must remember the True Lord and follow His teachings so that ego can leave and one is able to meditate with devotion

W ithin this body dwell the five thieves: sexual desire, anger, greed, emotional attachment and egotism They plunder the Nectar, but the selfwilled manmukh does not realize it; no one hears his complaint

Sikhism 6979 | 
The five thieves namely lust; anger; attachment; greed; and ego dwell in one’s body and yet one does not realise this. These five will tarnish the mind to do wrong deeds. Fight them off and do not let them dwell in your mind and body. Meditating and singing His devotional kirtan helps to fight maya

O my mother, Maya is so misleading and deceptive Without meditating on the Lord of the Universe, it is like straw on fire, or the shadow of a cloud, or the running of the flood-waters

Sikhism 6978 | 
Maya in the form of the five thieves namely lust; anger; attachment; greed; and ego and also worldly possessions such as gold, silver is misleading and deceptive. To be saved from maya one must remember Waheguru: the True Lord through meditation

D eceived by doubt, you may hide your actions, but in the end, you shall have to confess the secrets of your mind

Sikhism 6977 | 
Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru reminds us that Waheguru: the True Lord knows of all our actions. One may deny this and do deeds in secrecy and think no one knows. But He knows everything, nothing can be hidden from Him. One must know this and one day one will have to face up to all the secrets of one’s mind

T hese beings are bound by pleasure and pain; they do their deeds in egotism Without the Shabad, doubt is not dispelled, and egotism is not eliminated from within

Sikhism 6976 | 
Maya in the form of the five thieves namely lust; anger; attachment; greed; and ego and also as gold, silver, and other worldly possessions, entangles a mortal to do untruthful deeds involving one in greed and lust. It entangles not just the mortals but also great sages and seers To escape its influence one must follow Guru Ji’s teaching (shabad)

W hat is called Maya? What does Maya do?

Sikhism 6975 | 
Guru Ji tells us that maya is the five thieves namely lust; anger; attachment; greed; and ego. It is also gold, silver, and other worldly possessions. Maya is what takes the mind away from Waheguru: the True Lord and entices one do wrong deeds and go against the hukum (command) of the True Lord. Fight maya in your daily life and be steadfast on His path

W here the Holy people constantly vibrate the Kirtan of the Praises of the Lord of the Universe, O Nanak the Righteous Judge says, “”Do not approach that place, O Messenger of Death, or else neither you nor I shall escape!””

Sikhism 6974 | 
One who has lodged the Naam of the Lord in his heart is truly blessed. It is said that the King of the angels of death (Dhramraj) has said to the death angels (yumraj) that they are not to go where the devotee are singing the praises of the True Lord as neither they nor he will be able to get out of there. Become His true devotee and He will protect you

O ne who follows the Command of the Lord’s Will is taken into the Lord’s Treasury

Sikhism 6973 | 
In order to obtain the blessing of Waheguru: the True Lord one must obey His will. In doing so one is accepted here in this world and the next. One must follow the command of Waheguru with passion and dedication

A bandon the intellectual pursuits of the mind, and forget the love of duality In this way, you shall obtain the Blessed Vision of the Lord’s Darshan; the hot winds shall not even touch you

Sikhism 6972 | 
Waheguru: the True God’s hukum (order) is to be accepted at all times. One must have steadfast faith and not be taken in by materialistic needs. One must accept His hukum and abandon ego

T he Word, the Bani is Guru, and Guru is the Bani. Within the Bani, the Ambrosial Nectar is contained If His humble servant believes, and acts according to the Words of the Guru’s Bani, then the Guru, in person, emancipates him

Sikhism 6971 | 
When one seeks the shelter of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (the Perpetual Guru of the Sikhs) there is no need for any other. Every Sikh must be on guard and not be mislead by the fact that they need another Guru in a human form. All one has to do is understand the above divine words of Guru Ram Das Ji

S O renounce the clever intellect of your mind, O humble servants of the Lord, no matter how hard this may be Night and day, meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, Har, Har; accept the wisdom of the Guru, the True Guru

Sikhism 6970 | 
One must abandon the teachings of the mind. Remember what Waheguru: the True God teaches us and meditate in remembrance of Him day and night. The mind will deviate one away from the righteous acts, stay steadfast on His path

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