Guru Nanak Quotes (545 Quotes)


    Let him walk in that path of holy men which his fathers and his grandfathers followed, while he walks in that, he will not suffer harm.

    O Nanak, fruitful is the life of that being, within whose heart the True Lord and Master abides.

    One s slaves as one s shadow, one s daughter as the highest object of tenderness, hence if one is offended by ,any one of these, one must bear it without resentment.

    The call of our pre ordained destiny cannot be altered, it follows from our past actions. The True Lord sits and writes of ambrosial nectar and bitter poison, as the Lord attaches us, so are we attached.

    A man, aged thirty years, shall marry a maiden of twelve who pleases him, or a man of twenty four a girl eight years of age, if ,the performance of his duties would ,otherwise be impeded, ,he must marry sooner.


    In that ,country , where the king avoids taking the property of ,mortal sinners, men are born in ,due time ,and are long lived,

    Within his home, he finds the home of his own inner being, the True Guru blesses him with greatness.

    The Guru has placed the reins in the mouth of the body horse.

    The manes are primeval deities, free from anger, careful of purity, ever chaste, averse from strife, and endowed with great virtues.

    Evil is greatly increasing in this world of skepticism, without the Name, one s honor is lost.

    Under Guru s Instruction, we trade in the Lord s Name, its value is so very great.

    When inanimate ,things are used ,for staking money on them , that is called among men gambling , when animate beings are used ,for the same purpose , one must know that to be betting .

    Let him not dwell in a village where the sacred law is not obeyed, nor ,stay long where diseases are endemic, let him not go alone on a journey, nor reside long on a mountain.

    Let him never look at the sun, when he sets or rises, is eclipsed or reflected in water, or stands in the middle of the sky.

    Let him not crush earth or clods, nor tear off grass with his nails, let him not do anything that is useless or will have disagreeable results in the future.

    A son, born after partition, shall alone take the property of his father, or if any ,of the other sons be reunited with the ,father , he shall share with them.

    A sick wife who is kind ,to her husband and virtuous in her conduct, may be superseded ,only with her own consent and must never be disgraced.

    She who drinks spirituous liquor, is of bad conduct, rebellious, diseased, mischievous, or wasteful, may at any time be superseded ,by another wife .

    My mind has become disillusioned and renounced the world, obtaining the Blessed Vision of the Guru s Darshan, it has found peace.

    Preserve me in Your Sanctuary, and bless me with the glorious greatness of the Lord s Name, there is no other Giver as great as You.

    Let him walk here ,on earth , bringing his dress, speech, and thoughts to a conformity with his age, his occupation, his wealth, his sacred learning, and his race.

    O Nanak, doubts, fears and the limitations of the three qualities are dispelled, as one merges, like water blending with water.

    One may also entertain on such occasions one s maternal grandfather, a maternal uncle, a sister s son, a father in law, one s teacher, a daughter s son, a daughter s husband, a cognate kinsman, one s own officiating priest or a man for whom one offers sacrifices.

    The darkness of ignorance was dispelled when the Guru applied the healing ointment of spiritual wisdom to my eyes.

    An adopted son shall never take the family ,name and the estate of his natural father, the funeral cake follows the family ,name and the estate, the funeral offerings of him who gives ,his son in adoption cease ,as far as that son is concerned .

    There, where neither your children nor your spouse shall accompany you, the Name of the Lord shall emancipate you.

    The eldest alone may take the whole paternal estate, the others shall live under him just as ,they lived under their father.

    A son is even ,as oneself, ,such a daughter is equal to a son, how can another ,heir take the estate, while such ,an appointed daughter who is even oneself, lives

    If ,a child be born in a man s house and his father be not known, he is a son born secretly in the house and shall belong to him of whose wife he was born.

    Yet in a kingdom containing seven constituent parts, which is upheld like the triple staff ,of an ascetic , there is no ,single part more important ,than the others , by reason of the importance of the qualities of each for the others.

    The Name of the Lord is the companion of my breath of life, without it, I cannot live for an instant or a moment.

    I will now propound the eternal laws for a husband and his wife who keep to the path of duty, whether they be united or separated.

    In the True Court of the Lord, they are approved. They are approved by their Lord and Master, and acclaimed as supreme, they are attuned to the Lord s Love.

    Only fools argue whether to eat meat or not. They don't understand truth nor do they meditate on it. Who can define what is meat and what is plant Who knows where the sin lies, being a vegetarian or a non vegetarian

    Eliminate my doubt, pain and suffering in an instant, and preserve me, O Lord, Merciful to the meek.

    The morning sun, the smoke rising from a ,burning corpse, and a broken seat must be avoided. Let him not clip his nails or hair, and not tear his nails with his teeth.

    If my mother, going astray and unfaithful, conceived illicit desires, may my father keep that seed from me.

    Nanak knows this Truth, that the Lord is not separate from His Saints.

    If a woman thinks in her heart of anything that would pain her husband, the ,above mentioned text is declared ,to be a means for completely removing such infidelity.

    Let him, though suffering in consequence of his righteousness, never turn his heart to unrighteousness, for he will see the speedy overthrow of unrighteous, wicked men.

    Whatever has come, shall all pass away, through the love of duality, all suffer in pain. They do not see the Messenger of Death, they long for Maya, and their consciousness is attached to greed.

    He ,who is appointed to ,cohabit with the widow shall ,approach her at night anointed with clarified butter and silent, ,and beget one son, by no means a second.

    She who shows aversion towards a mad or outcast ,husband , a eunuch, one destitute of manly strength, or one afflicted with such diseases as punish crimes, shall neither be cast off nor be deprived of her property.

    Weep and mourn if you must, the beloved soul is bound and driven off.

    If the two heirs of one man be a legitimate son of his body and a son begotten on his wife, each ,of the two sons , to the exclusion of the other, shall take the estate of his ,natural father.

    They do those deeds which the Creator Lord causes them to do, they attempt no other actions.

    Either let them thus live together, or apart, if ,each desires ,to gain spiritual merit, for ,by their living separate ,their merit increases, hence separation is meritorious.

    Those who have not obtained the Blessed Vision, the Blessed Vision of the Darshan of the True Guru, the Almighty Lord God they have fruitlessly, uselessly wasted their whole lives in vain.

    Her father protects ,her in childhood, her husband protects ,her in youth, and her sons protect ,her in old age, a woman is never fit for independence.

    They also call those first of twice born men the ancient deities of the funeral sacrifice, free from anger, easily pleased, employed in making men prosper.


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