Guru Nanak Jayanti or Gurpurab is one of the auspicious festivals for the Sikh community across the globe. Today, people are celebrating the 552nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, who was the first Sikh Guru among the ten. Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the founder of Sikhism.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji has shared his life lessons with the world in the Guru Granth Sahib, which is known as a holy book for the Sikh community.
Take a look at the top ten quotes from the Guru Granth Sahib which are full of life lessons, wisdom and learning:
- Speak only that which will bring you honour.
- Only fools argue whether to eat meat or not. They don’t understand the truth, nor do they meditate on it. Who can define what is meat and what is a plant? Who knows where the sin lies, being a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian?
- If there is one God, then there is only His way to attain Him, not another. One must follow that way and reject the other. Worship not him who is born only to die, but Him who is eternal and is contained in the whole universe.
- If the people use the wealth bestowed on them by God for themselves alone or for treasuring it, it is like a corpse. But if they decide to share it with others, it becomes sacred food.
- 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.
- There are worlds and more worlds below them, and there are a hundred thousand skies over them. No one has been able to find the limits and boundaries of God. If there be any account of God, then alone the mortal can write the same; but God’s account does not finish, and the mortal himself dies while still writing.”
- Even kings and emperors, with mountains of property and oceans of wealth – these are not even equal to an ant, who does not forget God.
- 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.