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C hant Waaho! Waaho! to the Lord, who is True, profound and unfathomable Chant Waaho! Waaho! to the Lord, who is the giver of virtue, intelligence and patience Chant Waaho! Waaho! to the Lord, who is permeating and pervading in all Chant Waaho! Waaho! to the Lord, who is the Giver of sustenance to all O Nanak, Waaho! Waaho! - praise the One Lord, revealed by the True Guru


quote 7050  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 514 SGGSJi 

Praise Waheguru: the One True Lord for all that one has. He provides for all: small, large, in water, in the air, on the land and in the soil. He will be revealed only through a Guru (a spiritual teacher). Only when one follows the Guruís teachings and praises the True Lord will He be revealed




T he filth of countless incarnations sticks to this mind; it has become pitch black The oily rag cannot be cleaned by merely washing it, even if it is washed a hundred times By Guruís Grace, one remains dead while yet alive; his intellect is transformed, and he becomes detached from the world O Nanak, no filth sticks to him, and he does not fall into the womb again


quote 7049  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 651 SGGSJi 

Guru Amar Das Ji the third Guru reminds us that this mind is filthy due to the many wrong doings in the previous lives. When one attaches himself to Waheguru: the True Lord then only can one wash off the filth. When one is attached to Him then pain and joy are the same and one is able to connect with Him and is saved from reincarnation




P eople continue wandering through the cycle of 8.4 million incarnations; without the True Guru, liberation is not obtained Reading and studying, the Pandits and the silent sages have grown weary, but attached to the love of duality, they have lost their honor The True Guru teaches the Word of the Shabad; without the True One, there is no other at all


quote 7048  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 70 SGGSJi 

One who has a Guru (a spiritual teacher) can be guided to be taken out of the cycle of reincarnation. The 8.4 million life forms can take many births and rebirths. When one is with a Guru and follows the Gurus teachings then there is a chance that one will get out of the cycle of reincarnation




W hile rising up, and while lying down in sleep, the Lord is always with you, watching over you Remembering Him in meditation, the fear of Death departs.


quote 7047  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 196 SGGSJi 

The True Lord is everywhere. He is with all of us no matter what we are doing or where we are. Many fear death and are afraid of what happens when death approaches. Guru Arjan Dev Ji says when one meditates, then the fear of death departs




E go is a chronic disease, but it contains its own cure as well


quote 7046  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 466 SGGSJi 

Pride or ego is an obstacle to achieving spiritual bliss. Guru Nanak Dev Ji calls ego a disease. A disease which can be eradicated by meditation and remembrance of Waheguru: the True Guru. Do not let this disease take over, pray and meditate daily




F areed, if you have a keen understanding, then do not write black marks against anyone else Look underneath your own collar instead


quote 7045  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 1378 SGGSJi 

If one sees something in anotherís behaviour, say a weakness, one should not become judgemental. Check and see if you hold the same weakness. Refrain from counting the faults of other instead observe the good qualities in others and learn from them




L ive, live, live forever Rise early each day, and drink in the Nectar of the Lord With your tongue, chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, Har, Har.


quote 7044  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 1138 SGGSJi 

In this shabad Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru shows us how to live a remarkable life. Doing the above daily one does not die to be reborn again and again. Instead one merges into His light and lives forever




T he Lordís Name does not abide within their hearts - their mothers should have been sterile These bodies wander around, forlorn and abandoned, without the Name; their lives waste away, and they die, crying out in pain


quote 7043  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 697 SGGSJi 

A very strong message from Guru Ram Das Ji the fourth Guru that those who do not remember the One Lord should not have come to this earth. They are wasting their lives and will suffer. One should never forget the True Lord and one must do good deeds and engage in meditation




O f all religions, the best religion is to chant the Name of the Lord and maintain pure conduct


quote 7042  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 266 SGGSJi 

Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru reminds us that of all the religions the best is that of chanting the Lords name. In doing so one pleases the True God. One also maintains pure conduct. Remember Him in every breath and every morsel of food: He will be closer to you




T he remembrance of God is the highest and most exalted of all In the remembrance of God, many are saved


quote 7041  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 263 SGGSJi 

In all religions meditation on the Naam is emphasised and it is pivotal in attaining enlightenment. This is stated above by Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru. One should make meditation part of their daily routines in order to be saved and be one with Him




T hose who committed sins are sure to be ruined Azraa-eel, the Angel of Death, seizes and tortures them


quote 7040  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 1019 SGGSJi 

Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru tells us that when one commits sins that person will be ruined and at the time of death the angel of death will torture him / her. One should lead a truthful life and keep doing good deeds so that the angel of death does not even come near one




W andering around and making mistakes, I climb the plateau; having climbed the plateau, I go up the mountain But now I have lost my way, and I am wandering around in the forest; without the Guru, I do not understand If I wander around forgetting Godís Name, I shall continue coming and going in reincarnation, over and over again


quote 7039  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 57 SGGSJi 

Only with the guidance of a Guru can one find the path to Waheguru: the True God. Do not wander around, listen and follow the teachings of the Guru and one shall not be lost again in the cycle of reincarnation




Y ou shall be born and born again, and die and die again, only to be reincarnated again You shall suffer terrible punishment, on your way to the land beyond The mortal does not know the One who created him; he is blind, and so he shall suffer


quote 7038  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 1020 SGGSJi 

Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru very strictly reminds us here that those who donít remember his / her creator and do not meditate will not only be in the cycle of reincarnation, they will also suffer pain and punishment on the way to the world hereafter. One should remember Waheguru: the True God at all times and then one shall not suffer




Y ou happily, cheerfully steal the possessions of others but the Lord God is with you, watching and listening Through worldly greed, you have fallen into the pit; you know nothing of the future


quote 7037  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 1020 SGGSJi 

Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru talks about those who go about stealing and committing other wrongful deeds. Guru Ji reminds us that Waheguru: the True Lord is watching all the time, nothing can be hidden from Him. Greed has guided such people to fall and they have lost this precious life in wrong doings




O ne who turns away from the Guru, and becomes baymukh - without the True Guru, he shall not find liberation


quote 7036  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 920 SGGSJi 

One must have a Guru (a spiritual teacher) in order to gain liberation. If one turns away from the Guru then they will have no guidance to gain spiritual benefits and will not be one with Waheguru: the True Lord




R enouncing selfishness and conceit, he remains always on the side of the Guru; he does not know anyone except the Guru Says Nanak, listen, O Saints: such a Sikh turns toward the Guru with sincere faith, and becomes sunmukh


quote 7035  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 919 Ė 920 SGGSJi 

One has to give up selfish and egoistical behaviour and turn to their Guru (spiritual teacher). One who turns to their Guru and does as his / her Guru says becomes His devotee. One must do as the Guru says and remain one with Him




W ith my eyes, I have seen the Light of the Lord, but my great thirst is not quenched O Nanak, those eyes are different, which behold my Husband Lord


quote 7034  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 577 SGGSJi 

Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru tells us about Darshan (seeing Him) of Waheguru the True Lord. One has to nurture their vision so that one can see the True Lord. The eyes that see Him are different to the ones that we see the world with




S uch is the service which the Lordís servant performs that he dedicates his soul to the Lord, to whom it belongs One who is pleasing to the Lord and Master is acceptable Such a servant obtains honor in the Court of the Lord


quote 7033  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 661 SGGSJi 

Guru Nanak Dev Ji the first Guru tells us above who a true servant of God is. Only those who are pleasing to the True Lord are accepted and once accepted true honour is obtained in the Court of the Lord. One should perform service by dedicating their soul to the True Lord and then only will one be accepted by the True Lord




S urrender body, mind, wealth, and everything to the Guru; obey the Order of His Will, and you will find Him Obey the Hukam of the Guruís Command, and sing the True Word of His Bani


quote 7032  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 918 SGGSJi 

Guru Amar Das Ji the third Guru tells us above how to become a true devotee. One should follow these instructions and follow the command of their spiritual teacher in order to gain acceptance by the True Lord




T he Lordís servant is the one who commits himself to the Guruís service, and dedicates his mind and body as an offering to Him He dedicates his mind and body to Him, placing great faith in Him; the Guru lovingly unites His servant with Himself


quote 7031  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 444 SGGSJi 

Guru Ram Das Ji the fourth Guru defines above who a true devotee is as one who has surrendered his body and mind to his Guru (spiritual teacher). A true devotee will not hesitate to do what a Guru asks of him / her. One should follow the instructions of his / her Guru and not do what oneís mind wants




T he hunger of the hungry is not appeased; by mere words, hunger is not relieved O Nanak, hunger is relieved only when one utters the Glorious Praises of the Praiseworthy Lord


quote 7030  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 147 SGGSJi 

Guru Nanak Dev Ji the first Guru tells us that nobody has satisfied their hunger through oneís senses. The hunger for pleasure can only be satisfied by singing praises of the True Lord. Then only can one merge into the true Lord and hunger will be satisfied




G od is present, right here at hand; why do you say that He is far away? Tie up your disturbing passions, and find the Beauteous Lord


quote 7029  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 1160 SGGSJi 

We are currently in the age of Kal yug Ė Age of the Dark. Guru Ji tells us to silent our inside noises so we can consciously mediate on the True God. In this dark age one must remember He is not far away and He can be attained through meditation. A scattered conscious will not attain spiritual benefit so Bhagat Kabir tells us to silent the inner noises and attain bliss




W hile you work at your job, on the road and at the beach, meditate and chant


quote 7028  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 386 SGGSJi 

Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru tells us here to meditate and chant continuously. One may question how that can be done. If one accepts His hukum to chant then one will see that it is physically possible. If one doubts then one asks such questions and cannot perform meditation whole heartedly. Remember Him continually and accept His command




W hile standing up, and sitting down, and even while asleep, meditate on the Lord Walking on the Way, sing the Praises of the Lord


quote 7027  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 386 SGGSJi 

Devotional worship is stressed upon throughout Guru Jiís Bani Ė the teaching of the Gurus. One is advised to meditate continuously. Meditate at every opportunity so that one day you will become one with God




H e alone is a Sikh, a friend, a relative and a sibling, who walks in the Way of the Guruís Will One who walks according to his own will, O Siblings of Destiny, suffers separation from the Lord, and shall be punished


quote 7026  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
ANG 601 SGGSJi 

One must be mindful that when one is about to perform a deed or is about to say something first verify in your mind whether it will be acceptable to Guru Ji. If it is within the teachings of the Guru then go ahead. If not then refrain and do not say or do something that will lead to separation from the Lord and punishment endured



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