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H e lives a long life, but is reincarnated again and again; he has not met with the Lord

quote 7075  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

What use is a long life that has not remembered the True Lord. When one has not meditated and prayed, has not kept company of the Saadh Sanghat (holy people), has spent their life chasing things that will be left behind when they die, that life has been wasted. One will be caught in the cycle of life and death

H e may remain devoted to worship and adoration, bowing his forehead to the floor, practicing the six religious rituals He indulges in egotism and pride, and falls into entanglements, but he does not meet the Lord by these devices

quote 7074  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

One may show their commitment to the True Lord through various acts of devotion. But inside ego dwells. One cannot meet the True Lord through acts only, one has to be totally devoted and lead the life of a truthful person. Remember Him truly and do away with ego, pride and materialistic things

I have seen the world to be such a gambler; all beg for peace, but they forget the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

quote 7073  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

This life is the time to be one with Him yet one wastes it by not remembering the One who has created all. The creator gave life, sustenance and clothes to wear. How can peace be obtained when one does not remember Him the True God. Remember Him through prayers and meditation and peace can be attained

A cting in egotism, peace is not obtained The intellect of the mind is false; only the Lord is True

quote 7072  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Do not fall into the pit of duality. Ego is an intellect of the mind, it is the belief that one is better than the others in wealth, family, etc. Only the True Lord is True and above all. Remain humble and peace will be obtained

E arning a thousand, he runs after a hundred thousand Satisfaction is not obtained by chasing after Maya

quote 7071  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Chasing after maya (delusion, wealth) one is never satisfied. Give up the chase of materialistic things and concentrate on good deeds and worship the True God

R enouncing wrongful actions, following the Guru’s teachings, you shall be absorbed into the Perfect One

quote 7070  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

One should perform good deeds and lead a life of truthfulness then only will one merge into the Perfect One

A s you plant, so shall you harvest. Without virtue, this human life passes away in vain

quote 7069  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Another reminder by Guru Nanak Dev Ji the first Guru that what deeds one does will be recorded. These deeds will dictate what will happen in the future. One should perform good deeds and truthful acts so that if reincarnated then these are taken into account and life will be enhanced

S erving the True Guru brings a deep and profound peace, and one’s desires are fulfilled Abstinence, truthfulness and self-discipline are obtained, and the body is purified; the Lord, Har, Har, comes to dwell within the mind Such a person remains blissful forever, day and night. Meeting the Beloved, peace is found

quote 7068  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

In order to attain bliss one should serve their Guru (Spiritual teacher). In doing so one is at peace and one’s desires are fulfilled. Remember Har - The True God and He will come and dwell within you. Eternal peace will be found

T hat body is said to be pure, in which the True Name abides One whose body is imbued with the Fear of the True One, and whose tongue savors Truthfulness is brought to ecstasy by the True Lord’s Glance of Grace. That person does not have to go through the fire of the womb again

quote 7067  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

One who follows Waheguru’s: the True God’s instructions; practices truthfulness and performs good deeds will be noticed by the True God. That way one does not enter the cycle of rebirth. Follow Guru Ji’s instructions and one is saved from reincarnation

D o only that, by which no filth or pollution shall stick to you Let your mind remain awake and aware, singing the Kirtan of the Lord’s Praises.

quote 7066  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

At all times remember that Waheguru: the True God sees everything. All of one’s actions should be of good deeds and thoughts. Join the company of the Holy and sing the praises of the True God so one’s mind remains awake and aware

I n the realm of humility, the Word is Beauty Forms of incomparable beauty are fashioned there

quote 7065  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Guru Nanak Dev Ji the first Guru describes the realm of humility through spiritual effort. With meditation the singing of His praises and repeating Waheguru: the True Lord, the mind can be moulded. This is where the mind can be moulded to reflect His beauty

T he world is being consumed by this hidden fire, but Maya does not cling to the Lord’s devotees

quote 7064  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

One should realise that materialistic things are not capable of giving complete satisfaction. Materialism has become the root cause of almost every person’s inward unhappiness. However, in contrast, remembering the True Lord through meditation of singing His praises will take one towards perfections and attaining fulfilment. Do not get side tracked in maya remember Him and the materialistic things will not bother you

T his human body has been given to you This is your chance to meet the Lord of the Universe Nothing else will work Join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; vibrate and meditate on the Jewel of the Naam

quote 7063  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru tells us that we have been given a human body and now is the chance to meet the True Lord. We can do all sorts of things but the only way is in the company of the Saadh Sanghat (the true Holy people) when one prays and meditated on His Naam. Keep company of the Saadh Sanghat and achieve what you are here for

O ne who eradicates cruelty from within his own mind looks upon all the world as his friend

quote 7062  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

When one criticises someone, they forget that they may have the same evil or wrong in themselves. Negative criticism is destructive and harmful. One should endeavour to cleanse oneself and remove the cruelty from within and look at others as friends

S ing the Praises of God, O Saints, O friends, with total concentration and one-pointedness of mind

quote 7061  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

When one sits in the company of the Saadh Sanghat (company of the Holy) and sings the praises of The True Lord, one should sit with full attention and in a one-pointed mind. One must concentrate on the True Lord and not let the mind wander around. In order to have a one-pointed mind one should start by getting up early, bathing and sitting in meditation remembering the True Lord

H ow can Your Creative Potency be described?

quote 7060  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Here Guru Nanak Dev Ji reiterates his message that the creative force of the Devine is beyond human comprehension. He alone knows what is best for us. One should accept what He does and forever be in His awe

R enounce your cleverness, and your cunning tricks Seek the Support of the Perfect Guru

quote 7059  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Man uses cunningness and cleverness to achieve self praise. Guru Arjan Dev Ji says to renounce these and seek the support of Waheguru: the Perfect Guru to guide one to success through a truthful and honest living

I n the True Court, he is forever True; with love, he chants the True Word of the Shabad

quote 7058  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

When one is in the company of the Holy and the Truthful people one chants the True Word of the Shabaad (Text from the Holy scriptures) enhancing their spiritual intellect. One should keep company of the Holy and chant shabads whenever one can

S eeing that this world on fire, I have hurried to the Sanctuary of the Lord I offer my prayer to the Perfect Guru: please save me, and bless me with Your glorious greatness

quote 7057  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

All around us are engaged in duality and want more and more. Materialistic things are more important and the giver of life is forgotten. So as this world is burning in the fire of ego and possession seek the Sanctuary of the Lord. He will save you and bless you with santokh (to be content)

O my mind, the world comes and goes in birth and death; only the True Name shall emancipate you in the end

quote 7056  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Guru Amar Das Ji the third Guru says that one should memorise that the world comes and goes bound by reincarnation. The only thing that one takes with them after death is the Naam: meditations on Waheguru: the True Lord. Remember Him daily in prayers and meditation

C hant and meditate on the Guru, the Guru, O my friend Your face shall be radiant in the Court of the Lord.

quote 7055  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

When one remembers Waheguru: the True Lord through chanting and meditating, the True Lord is pleased with them. Guru Arjan Dev Ji says that their faces will be radiant in the Court of the Lord. Make meditation and prayers part of your daily routine and be accepted by the True Lord

T he only thing which is pleasing, O Nanak, is that which inspires one to meditate on the Name of the Master

quote 7054  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

One is surrounded by many pleasing and immoral things. Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru tells us that these will only last for a moment. The only thing that should be pleasing to the mind is what inspires one to meditate and remember the True Lord

I n the Society of the Saints, egotism is shed and the One Lord is seen everywhere

quote 7053  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru reminds us again that when in the company of the Holy, one is not egotistical. One becomes humble and starts to see the True Lord everywhere in His creation

M illions of sins are wiped away by the dust of the feet of the Saints By the Grace of the Saints, one is released from birth and death

quote 7052  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 188 – 189 SGGSJi 

Keeping company of the Holy helps with spiritual enlightenment. When one is in the company of the saints, good virtues are attained and reincarnation is eliminated

T he Guru has given me the Mantra of the Name of the Lord My worries are forgotten, and my anxiety is gone

quote 7051  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru says that the devotee has been given the mantra. This mantra (simran) is repeatedly reciting God’s name. He has many names and one is Waheguru: the True Lord. When simran becomes part of one’s life then worries are forgotten and anxiety is gone. Remember Him daily and be in bliss

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