Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Gurbani Quotes From Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Some Quotes from Bani of Guru Gobind Singh Ji

“I establish thee as my son, that you spread My Path. Go and instruct humans in Righteousness and the Moral Law. Make people desist from evil.”

“I stood up, with joined palms, and bowing my head to Lord God, I said: Thy Path I shall spread only if Thou be at my back. For this was I born into the world, I utter only how and what God uttered to me, for I am the enemy of no one. He who calls me God will surely burn in the fire of hell. For I am only the servant of God: doubt not the veracity of this statement. I am but the slave of the Supreme Being come to witness His Play. I tell the world only what God said to me, for I will not be silenced through fear of the mere mortals. I utter as is the Instruction of God, for I consider no one greater than Him. I am pleased not with any religious garb, so I shall sow the seeds of the Unaccountable One. Nay, I worship not stones, nor am I attracted by denomintional coats. I utter only the name of the Infinite and so attain unto the Supreme Being. I wear not matted hair, nor ear-rings, nor have regard for any such ritual, and do only what God bids me do. I repeat only the Name of One God who fulfills us, at all places.” Translation of Quote from Bachiter Natak (Dasam Granth)

"All men are the same though they appear different.
The bright and the dark, the ugly and the beautiful,
The Hindus and the Muslims have developed in accordance with their different surroundings;
all human beings have the same eyes, the same ears,
the same body build composed of earth, air, fire and water.
The names Allah and Abhekh are for the same God;
the same is referred to in the Puranas and the Quran.
All human beings are the reflection of one and the same Lord.
Recognise ye the whole human race as one."

"He who repeats the Name of Him whose light is unquenchable,
who bestows not a thought on any one but the one God,
Who has full love and confidence in God;
who puts no faith, even by mistake, in fasting or worshipping his ancestors.
Who only recognises the one God, puts no faith in alms, penance and austerities.
In whose heart the light of the perfect one shines,
only he can be recognised as a pure member of the Khalsa."

"It is of no avail to sit closing both eyes and meditating like a crane.
This world is lost, and the next also, for those who go about bathing in the seas, desiring salvation.
They pass their lives In vain dwelling in the midst of sin.
I speak verily; hear me all - God is realised only through love." (Swayya 9)

"Some worship stones, put them on their heads or hang them round their necks.
Some insist that God is in the South, others bow their heads to the West.
Some fools worship idols; others waste their time with worshipping the dead.
The whole world is entangled in false ceremonies and has not found God's secret." (Swayya 10)

  • When all other methods in resolving an affair or problem fail, it is just and pious to take to the sword. (22)
  • Do not be rash in striking your sword on helpless innocent beings; otherwise the Providence will shed your blood.