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Destiny

1. They who were so destined, they met the True Guru. (Sri Rag, M. 3)

2. They in whose Destiny it was so writ, they, the Godwards, alone were attached to Him. (Sri Rag, M. 3)

3. When thy Destiny awakens, thou meetest with the True Guru. (Sri Rag, M. 3) 

4. If it be one's Destiny, the Lord's Name comes into one's mind and one attains to the Lord through the Word. (Sri Rag, M. 3)

5. I meditate in the mind on the Name of God who has writ on my forehead this      
great, good Destiny. (Sri Rag, Var Pauri, M. 4)

6. The Unknowable Lord's pen inscribes the Destinies of all beings on their foreheads. (Gauri Bavan Akhri, M. 5)

7. A man becomes a prisoner of himself and lo, he blames others for his bondage. (Gauri Bavan Akhri, M. 5)

8. He who considers nothing as his own and leans only on the one God and dwells on the Infinite Being, night and day, and makes his mind as dust and realizes the Lord's Will attains peace and receives what is writen his Destiny. (Ibid) 

9. He the Lord is the Creator and the Cause and no one can erase His Writ. He does all but once and not again, for He the Creator commits not an error. (Ibid) 

10. The oilman's press, the spinning wheel, the grinding stone, the potter's wheel, the spinning tops, the churning sticks, the threshers, the endless whirlwinds in the deserts, the trailing birds spanning vistas breathlessly,
and men moving round and round on a spindle, yea, thee is no end to the things that dance. As is the Lord's Writ, so do we all dance. (Ibid: M. 1)

11. If it be so writ for me by God, I receive the Dust of the Saint's Feet. (Ibid)

12. That what one practises each day becomes his lot. He from whom thou hidest (thy shame), He Seeth all within thee. (Asa, M. 5)

13. Prays Nanak: 'We receive only what is in the Writ of our past." (Dhanasri, M. 1)

14. Thou reapest only what thou sowest: such is the field of Karma. (Jaitsri, M. 5 Pauri) 

15. They alone contemplated the Lord in whose lot it was so writ. (Suhi, M. 4) 

16. Let's contemplate ever our transcendent Lord. But one attains to Him only if it is so writ by God. (Suhi, M. 5)

17. All but seek to see the Lord's Vision, but, it is by perfect Destiny that one attains to it. (Suhi, M. 5)

18. True it is that we reap ever but what we sow, so why blame another when our Karma leads us astray? (Suhi, M. 5)

19. Even if one wanders about in all the four directions, without Destiny, the Lord's Name is attained not. (Suhi, M. 1)

20. The men of Destiny search their (inner) home and attain to the Treasure of the Lord's Name. The Perfect Guru makes them see; and so they realize their All-pervading Lord. (Suhi, M. 3)

21. They, in whose Lot it was so Writ by God, them the Guru met, and their fear of birth and death hastened away. And they lost the sense of the Other and were attuned to the Lord. (Rag Suhi Chhant, M. 3)

22. He alone is dyed in the Lord's Red, whose Fortune is high. His Soul then is soiled not, nor stained. And he attains to his Bliss-giving Lord, all-too- spontaneously. And through poise, the Lord sinks in his soul, and then
he can leave Him not. (Bilawal, M. 5)

23. One is emancipated only if the Lord Wills it so, and one is attuned to the Guru's Word, and cherishes Devotion to God. (Bilawal M. 1 Thiti)

24. He, in whose Destiny it is so writ, in his mind Abides in the One God. (Bilawal, M. 3)

25. He, whom the Lord seeks to save, him He saves, owning him as His very own. Him burns not the fire of the mother's womb, nor do lust, wrath, greed and attachment him affect. (Gond, M. 5)

26. If one's destiny be great, one contemplates the Lord's Name. And, so doing one attains Bliss, and, through the Name, merges in the name. (Ramkali, M. 4)

27. Without (true) Destiny, myriads wander about aimlessly and they're born to die again and over again, and so ceases not their Round, and loving the (maya's) poison, they gather poison, and enter not into God's 
Peace. (Maru, M. 3)

28. That what the Creator-Lord does, that alone comes to pass, and even if one tries a hundred tricks, one attains only what is Writ by God. Without Destiny, one attains nothing even if one roams the whole world. (Suhi, M. 5)

29. Nectar-sweet, O my beloved God, are Thy Words. O Thou Beauteous Enticer of my heart. O Thou, who art in the midst of all and yet keepest detached, I seek no dominion for myself nor deliverance either, 
for I crave for nothing but the love of Thy Lotus-Feet. Thou art Brahma, Shiva, Indra, the ascetic, the seer. In Thy Presence alone are they all contained. I Thy meek slave, O Master, seek Thy Door and cling, in utter 
humility, to the Refuge of Thy Saints. (Devghandhari, M )

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