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Guru Nanak Quotes


The founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus.
(1469 - 1539)

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

Death would not be called bad, O people, if one knew how to truly die.
 

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.
 

God is one, but he has innumerable forms. He is the creator of all and He himself takes the human form.
 

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

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.
 

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

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.
 

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

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.
 

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

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

The production of children, the nurture of those born, and the daily life of men, of these matters woman is visibly the cause.
 

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

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

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.
 

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.