Sikhism’s Guru Granth Sahib

The Guru Granth Sahib, Sikhism’s sacred scripture, beautifully articulates love of the Divine.Kabir’s writings make up a portion of these vast poetic teachings, which can be accessed through this multi-language portal.


Rivers in the desert. Photo by JT

Rivers, aerial view.

1
You are the River of Life;
all are within You.
There is no one
except You.
(So Purakh 11 : 60-61)

2

The streams and rivers
flowing into the ocean
do not know its vastness.
(Jup 5 : 206)

3
One Universal
Creator God.
The Name Is Truth.
Creative Being Personified.
No Fear. No Hatred.
Image of the Undying,
Beyond Birth,
Self-Existent.
By Guru’s Grace.
(opening passage of
the Holy Guru Granth Sahib)

4
Sing, and listen,
and let your mind be filled with love.
Your pain shall be sent far away,
and peace shall come to your home.
(Jup 2 : 42-43)

5
The names and the colors of the assorted species of beings
were all inscribed by the Ever-flowing Pen of God.
Who knows how to write this account?
Just imagine what a huge scroll it would take!
What power! What fascinating beauty!
And what gifts! Who can know their extent?
(Jup 3 : 121-126)

6
Let spiritual wisdom be your food,
and compassion your attendant.
The Sound-current of the Naad
vibrates in each and every heart.
(Jup 6 : 294-295)

7
Listening and believing with
love and humility in your mind,
cleanse yourself with the Name,
at the sacred shrine deep within.
(Jup 4 : 183-185)

8
In the realm of wisdom,
spiritual wisdom reigns supreme.
(Jup 7 347)

9
The Primal One, the Pure Light, without beginning, without end.
Throughout all the ages, He is One and the Same.
(Jup 6 : 293)

10
You are constant
in each and every heart,
and in all things.
O Dear Lord, you are the One.
(So Purakh 11:33)


SOURCE

The Holy Guru Granth Sahib — excerpts from the English translation by Dr. Sant Singh Khalsa which is accessible here.

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