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Guru Nanak Jayanti 2018: 20 Quotes By Guru Nanak Dev Ji That Will Help You Understand Life on Guru Nanak Birthday

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23rd November, 2018 06:00 IST
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The founder of Sikhism and the first of the 10 Sikh Gurus, Guru Nanak Dev ji lived a life full of wisdom. He shared his learning with the world in the form of Guru Granth Sahib, which is the Sikh holy book. On the auspicious occasion of his birthday, here we share 20 quotes by him that will help you understand the complexities of life in a better way.

"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."
-Guru Nanak

"Burn worldly love, rub the ashes and make ink of it, make the heart the pen, the intellect the writer, write that which has no end or limit."
-Guru Nanak

"Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God."
-Guru Nanak

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

"There is but One God. His name is Truth; He is the Creator. He fears none; he is without hate. He never dies; He is beyond the cycle of births and death. He is self-illuminated. He is realized by the kindness of the True Guru. He was True in the beginning; He was True when the ages commenced and has ever been True. He is also True now."
-Guru Nanak

"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."
-Guru Nanak

"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?"
-Guru Nanak

"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."
-Guru Nanak

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

"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."
-Guru Nanak

"By singing the Guru's hymns, I, the minstrel spread the Lord's glory. Nanak, by praising the True Name, I have obtained the perfect Lord."
-Guru Nanak

"Nanak, the whole world is in distress. He, who believes in the Name, becomes victorious."
-Guru Nanak

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

"Asceticism doesn't lie in ascetic robes or in walking staff nor in the ashes. Asceticism doesn't lie in the earring nor in the shaven head nor blowing a conch. Asceticism lies in remaining pure amidst impurities."
-Guru Nanak

"Let God's grace be the mosque, and devotion the prayer mat. Let the Quran be the good conduct."
-Guru Nanak

"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."
-Guru Nanak

"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."
-Guru Nanak

"Through shallow intellect, the mind becomes shallow, and one eats the fly, along with the sweets."
-Guru Nanak

"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."
-Guru Nanak

"He who regards all men as equals is religious."
-Guru Nanak

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