Guru Nanak

Guru Nanak

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Author Profession: Philosopher
Born: April 15, 1469
Died: September 22, 1539
Birth Sign: Aries

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That one plant should be sown and another be produced cannot happen; whatever seed is sown, a plant of that kind even comes forth.

Thou has a thousand eyes and yet not one eye; Thou host a thousand forms and yet not one form.

Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore.

I am not the born; how can there be either birth or death for me?

I bow at His Feet constantly, and pray to Him, the Guru, the True Guru, has shown me the Way.

I am neither a child, a young man, nor an ancient; nor am I of any caste.

Offspring, the due performance on religious rites, faithful service, highest conjugal happiness and heavenly bliss for the ancestors and oneself, depend on one's wife alone.

Alone let him constantly meditate in solitude on that which is salutary for his soul, for he who meditates in solitude attains supreme bliss.

Sing the songs of joy to the Lord, serve the Name of the Lord, and become the servant of His servants.

There is but One God. His name is Truth; He is the Creator. He fears none; he is without hate. He never dies; He is beyond the cycle of births and death. He is self-illuminated. He is realized by the kindness of the True Guru. He was True in the beginning; He was True when the ages commenced and has ever been True. He is also True now.

Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.

From its brilliancy everything is illuminated.

One cannot comprehend Him through reason, even if one reasoned for ages.

Through shallow intellect, the mind becomes shallow, and one eats the fly, along with the sweets.

Whatever kind of seed is sown in a field, prepared in due season, a plant of that same kind, marked with the peculiar qualities of the seed, springs up in it.

Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake; owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state arises of the individualized, limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self.

Whatever be the qualities of the man with whom a woman is united according to the law, such qualities even she assumes, like a river, united with the ocean.

Asceticism doesn't lie in mere words; He is an ascetic who treats everyone alike. Asceticism doesn't lie in visiting burial places; it lies not in wandering about nor in bathing at places of pilgrimage. Asceticism is to remain pure amidst impurities.

Asceticism doesn't lie in ascetic robes or in walking staff nor in the ashes. Asceticism doesn't lie in the earring nor in the shaven head nor blowing a conch. Asceticism lies in remaining pure amidst impurities.

Me, the bard out of work, the Lord has applied to His service. In the very beginning, He gave me the order to sing His praises night and day. The Master summoned the minstrel to His True Court. He clothed me with the robe of His true honour and eulogy. Since then, the True Name had become my ambrosial food.

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