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Gateway to Sikhism

God Continued

172. Shed all thy cleverness and the evil of thy mind and surrender thyself to thy God and attain thus to thy Eternal groom. (Bilawal, M. 5)

173. Why barkest thou thus aloud, for He who found God concealed Him in his heart. (Ibid)

174. God is both here and there. How is one to attain unto Him, the Detached, 
Unknowable One? Through Him who meets thee of Himself. (Gauri, M. 1) 
175. O God, on Thy great, infinite tree are we perched like birds. (Gujri, M. 1)

176. Says Nanak: "He, the Immaculate One, Unknowable and Infinite, the
Name, resides in His Will." (Vadhans, M. 3)

177. His within was illumined, his darkness dispelled, as the rays of the sun dispelled the darkness of the night, yea, who saw with his Eyes the Unseeable, Unknowable and the Detached God. (Sri Rag, M. 4)

178. We can find not Thy limits, nor Thy extent, so my mind craves to fall at Thy feet. (Suhi, M. 5)

179. Everything is in Thy Hands, O Lod, Thou alone art the Doer and the Cause. (Rag Suhi, M. 5)

180. The Absolute Lord has manifested Himself in a myriad ways, seemingly so distinct. But within the mind sits He as the watchman. In the temple of my Self abides my Love, and there He revels in Bliss. And He neither dies, nor does He age nor wither. (Rag Suhi, M. 5: Partala)

181. True is Thy Court, True the ingredients (of Thy Nature). True are Thy Treasures, True is Thy Expanse, Infinite is Thy Form, O God, bewitching is Thy Vision. (Rag Suhi, M. 5)

182. Thou art our Compassionate, Beneficent Lord, the Fulfiller of our hopes. (Rag Suhi, M. 5)

183. Thou alone knowest Thy state, and no one knoweth the extent of Thy
Power. (Suhi, M. 5)

184. The Lord, of Himself, established His Throne the earth and the sky. In

His Will, He established the earth, the true abode of Righteousness. He, the Compassionate Lord, Himself creates and also annihilates, and brings sustenance to all. O, Wondrous is His Will. Yea, our God Himself supports all and pervades all, all over. (Pauri, Var of Rag Suhi, M. 3)

185. The Lord Himself creates Himself: Himself He evaluates Himself. No one can know His end: through the Guru's Word is His Mystery revealed. (Pauri 3, Var of Rag Suhi, M. 3)

186. The Lord himself created the world: O, wondrous is His Play. Of the five elements, He created the body and infected it with attachments, ego and falsehood. (Pauri 4, Var of Rag Suhi, M. 3)

187. He, our God, has neither mother, nor father, nor son, nor kindreds nor passion, nor wife. He, the Casteless One without a pedigree, Immaculate, Highest of the high, is Pure Light which pervades all. (Sorath, M. 1)

188. On the Forehead is the lotus girdled by the Jewels, within which abides

the Detached Lord, the Master of the three Worlds. He rings the white, still Melody of the five sounds. (Ramkali, Beni)

189. What is the symbol of the God's abode? There rings the Unstruck Melody of the Word. There one finds not the sun or the moon, air nor water and the Word becomes manifest by the Guru's Grace. (Ramkali, Beni)

190. Infinite and boundless is the Tenth Door, the Abode of the Supreme Being. (Ibid)

191. He who is Manifest in all hearts is also Unmanifest. (Ramkali, Sidha Goshti)

192. From the unmanifest He, or Himself, became Manifest; from being attributeless, He endowed Himself with Attributes. (Ibid) 
193. Becoming God-conscious, one discriminates between Truth and untruth. Becoming God-Conscious, one attains intuitive Wisdom and the eight extra-phychic powers. (Ibid)

194. God is attributeless, yet all attributes inhere in Him. (Ibid)

195. God is not dark-hued, nor carries He a conch, a disc or a bludgeon. Nay,

He's born not and His Form can be uttered only in terms of wonder. (Shlokas Sanskriti, M. 5)

196. The Lord, of Himself, deludes. (Ibid)

197. Attaining to thy God, open not the know (of His Mystery). For, this world is not the place where one gets a customer, or a tester, or the price thereof. (Shlokas of Kabir)

198. Ho is one to describe the thrill of the feel of the Lotus-feet of God? For, utterance knows not the words for what can only be experienced and seen. (Ibid)

199. Kabir: If one sees God, how shall one make others know and belive ? For, the God is like only unto Himself and one can only say: "Praise be unto Him." (Ibid)

200. Where there is wisdom, thee is righteousness; whee thee is falsehood, there is sin. Where thee is greed, there is death, where there is compassion, there is God. (Ibid)

201. Where there is awakening, there is no fear. Where there is fear, there God is not. (Ibid)

202. God is the tree which yields the fruit of dispassion. (Ibid)

203. I'm in search of my Friend, but the Friend is ever with me. Unknowable is He, O Nanak, but through the Guru, one sees Him face to face. (Shlokas of Farid)

204. Thou hast abandoned thy God, but thy God will never abandon thee. (Ibid)

205. The spring brought bloom first, but God was in bloom earlier still. He through whom everyone blooms, needs no one else for Him to flower.(Var of Rag Suhi, M. 1, Shloka M. 1)

206. How can one measure up the immeasurable? If one be as great as He, then alone one could know Him. (Bilawal, M. 3)

207. He, our Absolute Lord, is ever the same, yet Manifests He as many. He
Himself is the Sea, Himself is He the Wave. (Bilawal, M. 5, 6)

208. Himself the Lord Creates: Himself He Supports all. Yea, He does each and everything, and yet is free from blame. Himself He gives the Word: Himself he carries it out. Himself He (enjoys) His Glory: Himself He suffers sorrow, Himself is He mute, Himself He speaks. Himself is He Undeceived: Himself is He guiled by none. Himself is He unmanifest. Himself is He Manifest. Yea, He Pervades all hearts and yet remains Detached. (Bilawal, M. 5)

209. Thine is the whole creation and it is Thy writ that runs through it. (Bilawal, M. 5)

210. The one Supreme Lord Pervades all; He is also yonder of the Yond. The
same Being is manifested in the creation; the same is self-contained and the Support of all life. Purest of the pure, Immaculate, Stainless and without blemish is He. One can find not the end of the Infinite Lord, for, Highest of the high is He. (Rag Bilawal M. 5)

211. The Lord is the eyes for the blind, the pricelsss treasure for the poor. The
Lord is the ocean of virtue. (Bilawal, M. 5)

212. Here, Thou art my Absolute Lord, and there, the Related one; and
between the two ends, Thou playest Thy Play. Thou art within the city (of my body), and without too, Thou Pervadest all places. Thou art the king and also the Subject, the Master as well as the Servant. (Bilawal, M. 5)

213. The Lord is the sea, and this world plays its play (on its banks), and as do the waves merge in the sea, so doth the world in Him, for, there's naught else but He. (Bilawal, M. 4)

214. The One Supreme Being is the One Detached, and Immortal, not born from the womb, Casteless and Uninvolved. He neither has form, nor sign: He's Unfathomable, Unperceivable. (Bilawal M. 1, Thitti)

215. The True One Himself established the universe with his Hands. Breaking
its egg into two, He separated and yet united them He. And the earth and the sky He turned into His Dwellings. And created He also the night and day, fear and love. He who created them also Sees them He. Yea, there is no other Creator but our only God. (Ibid) 

216. There's but One Primordial Being, our God; He alone is the Doer; and there's not another. He alone has woven the world, warp and woof, into Himself. And that alone happens what He, our Lord causes to happen. (Bilawal M. 3, Satvara)

217. From the one God emanated all the others. Yea, the One God alone works (for) there's not another. (Bilawal, M. 3)

218. The Lord Himself Creates all and Himself He Enjoys His Bounties. It is the Lord who Hears, and He who Sees. He it is who is Unmanifest and also Manifest. He is our Creator-Lord ald also the One who destroys. He Pervades all and yet remains Detached from all. (Rag Gond, M. 5, Chaupadas, 1)

219. The Lord is Undeceivable, Unpierceable, Mysterious and Compassionate:
He is Merciful to the meek, ever-Beneficent and kind. Of His state or expanse, no one can tell. (Gond, M. 5)

220. So inexhaustible is the Treasure of our God, that howsoever one expends it, it remains infinite and ever the same. (Ramkali, M. 5)

221. The God is subject neither to virtue nor sin, for He, the Lord, is Himself all-in-all, and everything flows from Him. (Ramkali, M. 5)

222. There is no other source that creates: (for) everything is contained in God. Whatever is, is from God. He, thy True lord, has ever been through the ages. There's no one else but thy God to Create and Destroy. (Ramkali, M. 1)

223. There is no other source that creates (for), everything is contained in God. Whatever is, is from God. (Ramkali, M. 1)

224. Says Nanak: "Eternal is my God's Throne; and His Court is forever True." (Ramkali M. 5, Chhant)

225. The whole world the God created spontaneously and permeated the three worlds with His Light. (Ramkali M. 1, Dakhni Onkar)

226. The One God is in all ways, all forms, all colors. He is the One, who works through winds, water and fire. The One Soul permeates all the three worlds. (Ramkali M. 1, Dakhni Onkar)

227. Himself is He beyond comprehension of the sense-faculties.
(Ramkali M. 1, Dakhni Onkar)

228. From the Absolute, He, of Himself, became Manifest, the Pure one. From being Attributeless, He endowed Himself with Attributes. (Ramkali M. 1, Dakhni Onkar)

229. Within us is God, without us is God to Yea, the God is in the three worlds. (Ramkali M. 1, Sidha Goshti)

230. The Lord created Duality and the activities of the three Modes. He created also Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, who act as in the Lord's Will. (Var of Ramkali, M. 3)

231. The Infinite abides within the sea (of existence); all that comes and goes is an illusion. (Ibid)

232. The One Creator-Lord has established all that's there. He is the only Perfect Merchant and Himself He Earns His own Profit. Himself He has expanded into the universe. Himself is He mixed with his colorful Play. Of His Power, no one can find the limits; so Unfathomable is the all-Pervading God. (Var of Ramkali, M. 5)

233. The Lord Pervades all the three worlds, every pore of us, every particle of the earth. (Shloka M. 5, Var of Ramkali M. 5)

234. Himself the Lord Created the creation. Himself, He is imbued with it.
Himself He becomes the One; Himself He becomes many-colored. 
Himself He Pervades all; Himself is He above and beyond all. Himself
he makes us see His Presence; Himself is He Unmanifest. O God, no
one can find the whole worth of Thy Creation. Thou art Deep,

Unfathomable, Infinite, beyond count. O God, Thou alone art: yea,
Thou alone art, all over. (Var of Ramkali M. 5) 
235. Thousands are God's eyes, yet He's our only Master, and emancipates us He through the Guru's Word. (Nat Ashtapadis, M. 4)

236. Had I known my spouse was innocent of nature, I would have prided on my wits a little less! (Shlokas of Farid)

237. The cup of love is in the hands of God and He gives it to whomsoever He gives. (Ibid)

238. Sweet are molasses and candy and sugar and honey and buffalo's milk. Yea, sweet are all these, but sweeter by far is God. (Ibid)

239. I've slept not with my Spouse tonight and my limbs ache. Go, ask the deserted ones how pass they their nights awake! 

240. (i) Farid: she who's cared for neither at her parents' home nor at the in-laws, and of whom even the spouse takes not care, what a 'fortunate' bride is she! (Ibid)
(ii) Here and Hereafter, the True Bride belongs ever to the Lord who's Unfathomable and Infinite. But she alone is the True Bride whom the care-free Lord likes and eccepts. (Ibid)

241. (i) O Farid, they who are imbued with the love of God, have all their blood sapped. (Ibid)
(ii) The body is fed on blood, without blood one lives not. They who are
imbued with the Lord's Love, do not have Greed in their blood, nor Craving. And as is the metal purified by fire, so does the Lord's Fear destroy their dirt and they become sensitive, delicate, and beauteous, for they love their God. 
(Shloka M. 3, in reply to the above)

242. Hark ho, though thou hast abandoned God, thy God has not abandoned
thee. (Slokas of Farid)

243. All bounties are God's, but one can force not God. Some attain them not while awake, while the others he wakes up and blesses. (Ibid)

244. They who are near God, share not this mystery with another. (Ibid)

245. The crow turns into a swan, if the Lord so Wills (M. 3, Slokas of Farid)

246. There's but one lone bird on the bank of the pool and the netters are many. This body is caught in the whirlpool of Desire, O God, my hope is on Thee alone. (Slokas of Farid)

247. I am in search of my friend, but, lo, the friend is ever with me. Unknowable is He, O Nanak, but one sees Him through the Guru. (M. 1)

248. Within the township of the body is the fortress of the mind. And within the sky (of the mind), the Tenth Door, lives the True one. (Maru M. 1, Dakhni)

249. The fire that's quenched by water that fire God puts in the waters of the sea. (Ibid)

250. Thou art the Riches of the poor, O God, the Guru of the guruless, Honour of the dishonured, and the Power of the powerless, and the Light of the blind, O Jewel, O Guru. (Maru M. 1)

251. The God is the Inner-Knower of all hearts, then what can one hide from Him? (Maru M. 5)

252. The Supreme Being Creates all beings, and also night and day, and the woods and glades, the three Worlds and water, and the four Vedas and the four sources of creation, and the (nine) divisions of the earth and islands and all the spheres. Lo, from the one Word (of God), they were made become. 
(Maru M. 1)

253. True is God, True is all that comes from Him. This is what the Guru's Word reveals. (Maru M. 1)

254. The Lord, of Himself, stages His own play; and while some He takes out, others He casts into the whirl-wind (of Desige). And as leads He, so does man dance; but dances he only whenin the ring of his own wrought deeds. (Maru M. 5)

255. For aeons of years, there was chaos upon chaos and the Infinite Boundless Lord was seated in himself, alone, detached, in the heart of chaos; and the world of strife was not yet born. Thiswise passed the thirty six Yugas, yea, aeons of years, and as was His Will so He, the Absolute Lord, worked; and thee was no rival of His, He Himself being Infinite and Boundless. And then when He created the four Yugas. He remained hid within all. And He pervaded the hearts of all, yea, He alone was through all the ages. (Maru M. 1)

256. The Detached God of Himself creates Himself, and creates also He, the Compassionate One, His True Abode. He binds air, water and fire together, and out of them creates the fortress of the body. To it, the Creator Lord hath fixed the nine Doors, and within the Tenth, liveth He, the Unfathomable and Infinite Lord. (Maru, M. 1)

257. The Transcendent Lord was seated in His Seedless Trance; yea, He the
Infinite One, Detached. And, then, He Himself created nature, and lo, the inanimate nature sprang out of the chaos that was. Out of His Absolute Self came air and water and the whole universe, and the fortress of the body, and within it the kingly (mind). And, into the fire and water of the body He breathed His own Light. Yea, in His Absolute Self lay (unmanifest) all the power of creation. Out of His Absolute Self came Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Yea, His Absolute Self Manifested itself in all the universes. (Maru, M. 1) 

258. Out of His Absolute Self were created the seven under-worlds, and all the worlds rested only on His Absolute Self. The Infinite Lord Himself caused it all, and everyone went as was His Will. And the three Modes also were evolved out of His Self, and birth and death and the pain of ego. (Maru, M. 1)

259. Out of His Absolute self came the five elements. (Maru M. 1)

260. In all life pervades Hie in a mysterious way, but He Himself, ou King keeps Detached. The world is the reflection of Him who has neither father, nor mother. Nor has He a sister or brother, nor is He born nor dies, nor belongs He to any class or clan. O, that Ageless One is pleasing to my mind. (Maru, M. 1) 

261. The world moves and has its being within the three Modes, while Thou, O God, abidest in the Fourth State. Thou hast over-powered and art above birth and death. Thou art the Life of all life, pure Light. And, one realizeth Thee through the Unstruck Melody (of the Word), by the Guru's Grace. (Maru, M. 1) 
262. True is the Lord's Court, unaccountable is He, the Purusha, and True is His Standard and His Writ runs over. (Maru, M. 1)

263. The Lord of Himself created Himself, and lo, He the One works through all, hid in our midst, and whosoever Knows himself knows too that God, the Life of all life, is the Mainstay of all. (Maru, M. 4)

264. It is when He, the One Supreme Being, Became Manifest that He created the world, and lo, all the play that there is, is a witness unto the Glory of God, and, of Himself, the Lord creates distinctions, and, of Himself, He melts and moulds (all). (Maru, M. 3) 

265. It is through the Formless Lord that all forms came into being, and it is (also) through His Will that Illusion and Infatuation were born. All this is the wondrous play of the Creator-Lord; so, hearing of Him, cherish Him thou in the mind. (Maru, M. 3)

266. It is through the Formless Lord that all forms came into being, and it is (also through His Will that Illusion and Infatuation were born. All this is the wondrous play of the Creator-Lord; so, hearing of Him, cherish Him thou in the mind. (Maru, M. 3)

267. It is the Lord who mating with Maya, the Mother, gave birth to the three Modes, and uttered the four Vedas to Brahma, and created the years, months, days-lunar and solar, and created consciousness (of these) in the world. (Maru, M. 3)

268. All that seems is Thou, O God, and, all that we hear is Thy speech. There is no place where Thou art not, and it is Thou who upholdest all. Thou Thyself givest thought to what Thou createst. Thou art self-born, created only by Thyself. And becoming thus self-existent, Thou creted the expanse of the world, and Thyself Thou sustainest all hearts. (Maru Solhas, M. 5) 

269. O God, the earth dwells upon Thee and also the sky, and the sun and the moon too dwell upon Thee, the Treasure of virtue, and air, water and fire too; yea, the whole creation dwells upon Thee. All divisions of the universe, all islands, all worlds, all underworlds & all spheres look up towards Thee, the True One, O God ! (Maru Solhas M. 5)

270. For myriads of days, Thou remained Unmanifest and for myriads of days Thou remained Merged in Thy Great Silence. And for myriads of days there was nothing but chaos and then, lo, Thou made Thyself Manifest. (Maru Solhas M. 5)

271. He, who upholds us in the fire of the womb, and destroys us not, when we are mere worms in the mother's ovary, and sustains us through our contemplation of Him, He's the Master of all hearts. (Maru, M. 5)

272. He, who upholds us in the fire of the womb, and destroys us not, when we are mere worms in the mother's ovary, and sustains us through our contemplation of Him, He's the Master of all hearts. (Maru, M. 5)

273. He, who has neither form, no sign, nor caste, nor clan, He pervades all, all over, at all times; and whosoever dwells upon Him is Fortunate, and he is cast not into the womb again. (Maru, M. 5)

274. Thy God is met not through effort, nor through service, but all too spontaneously. He on whom is His Grace, he practises the Guru's Word. (Dhanasri, M. 5)

275. I see nothing but wonder nor hear ought but wonder; Yea, I've seen the 
embodied vision of Wonder. (M. 5)

276. He who causes thy outgoings, also calls thee back to thy Home of utter 
peace and poise. (Dhanasri, M. 5)

277. Thou hast neither form nor sign, nor caste nor color. Man knoweth Thee to be far, but, Thou art the Presence. Thou enjoyest in all hearts though remainest even Detached. Thou art the Infinite Person in Bliss. Thy Light illumines all minds. Thou art the God of gods, the Creator, the Lord of man. Transcendent art Thou and Eternal too; O Love, how can my tongue utter Thy whole praise? (Var of Rag Maru, M. 5)

278. O God, Thou it is who arrangest the whole play of the world and infusest Ego in the heart. Thou createst the temple (of the body) and also the Five Thieves (1) who always thieve. (Var of Rag Maru, M. 5)

279. As is the moon reflected in all waters, so is God's Light, but becomes manifest He to him in whose lot it is so Writ. (Dakhne M. 5, Var of Rag Maru M. 5)

280. Burnt be that tongue which says ' God is cast into the womb.' Nay, He is born not, nor does He die. (Bhairo M. 5)

281. God is the Essence of all that is in the three Worlds. He it is on whose Thread the world of form is strung. Himself He brings the animate and the inanimate together. He Himself is Detached, Himself He theReveller. (Ibid)

282. God abides in the Soul, the Soul in God; this is what one learns from the Guru's Wisdom. (Bhairo Ashtapadi M. 1)

283. God does no wrong; for, He's nothing but Truth. (Basant M. 3)

284. As light permeates the rays of the sun, so does God permeate every being, warp and woof. (Basant M. 4)

285. O God, no one knows Thy state or extent for, whatever is, is but Thy expanse. (Sarang M. 5)

286. The God's Ocean is ever pure, ever immaculate, and whosoever bathes in it, attains Poise and Peace. (Sarang M. 5, Ashtapadis)

287. Thou art like the ocean of water, we the fish; then, how can we find Thy end? (Rag Kalyan M. 4)

288. In the township of the body abides God, and through the Guru's Wisdom, becomes Manifest He. Out of the pool of the body, the Lord's Name sprouts like a flower, and one finds God within the temple of the human frame. (Prabhati M. 4)

289. My God is both within and without, and He keeps my company, wherever I be. (Prabhati M. 5)
1 Five passions.

290. As the clay is fashioned into all kinds of vessels, so does the One God manifest Himself in a myriad forms. (Prabhati, 3)

291. Kabir: God is the Tree which yields the fruit of Dispassion. The Saint is its shade, who has abandoned his strife and dissension. (Shlokas of Kabir, 228)

292. The Lord is the sugar mixed with sand; how can one separate it with the hands? Only if one becomes an ant, one picks it and on it one feeds. 
(Shlokas of Kabir, 238)

293. The Creator-Lord, O Farid, lives in His creation and the creation, lives in its God, whom is one to call bad when there's no one in whom God is not? 
(Shlokas of Farid, 75)

294. God is like the ripe dates, like a rivulet of honey. (Shlokas of Farid, 75)

295. All Creation is God's and within it He resides. (Prabhati, Kabirji)

296. Uttering His Virtues, one merges in the virtuous Being. (Majh, M. 3)

297. Man becomes like unto Him whom he serves. (Bihagra, M. 3)

298. He who meditates on God, does good to the others. (Gauri Sukhmani M. 5)

299. He who meditates on God merges in Equipoise. (Ibid)

300. He alone liveth in whom liveth God. (Majh M. 1, Var) will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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