Sikhism’s Guru Granth Sahib

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

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

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

“Infinite love is the speech of God.”
(Jap. 1, 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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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


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


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