Monday, October 24, 2016
Gateway to Sikhism

The Guru

1. The Guru's Word is the (yogi's) wordless harmony In the Guru's Word does one hear the symphony of the Vedas. In the Guru's Word is (the essence of God) merged. (Jap, 5)

2. They who were received in the sanctuary of the Guru, they were the ones so destined by God. (Asa, M. 1)

3. Through the Guru's Light does Thy Light burnish. (Dhanasri, M. 1) 

4. The Guru is the ladder, the Guru the boat, the Guru the raft, the Guru the ship, the Guru the place of pilgrimage, the Guru the holy river. (Sri Rag, M. 1)

5. When one receives the Guru's instruction, one begins to fear God. (Sri Rag, M. 1)

6. They who deal in Truth, on them is the pleasure of the Guru's. (Sri Rag M. 1)

7. Without the Guru, the painful malady of ego goes not. (Sri Rag, M. 3)

8. It is through inner Light that God is revealed unto us and the light comes from the True Guru. (Sri Rag, M. 3)

9. All-powerful and Infinite is the Guru. Fortunate is the one who seeks His Sight. Incomprehensible, Immaculate and Pure is He, the Creator and the Cause. Through Him is all glory and all that happens is in His Will. He's the place of pilgrimage, the wish-fulfilling tree, the All-powerful, the Formless, Unknowable and Vast. Ineffable is His praise. 

10. When we meet with the True Guru, we are blest with the jewel of discrimination and we surrender our minds to the Guru and attain to the All-loving God. We receive the gift of salvation and our sins are washed away. (Sri Rag, M. 1, Ashtapadis)

11. Through the Guru do our woes depart and the five demons are decimated. (Sri Rag M. 1, Ashtapadis)

12. They who dwell on the True Guru are burnt not (by duality) to ashes. They who dwell on the True Guru are satiated. They who dwell on the True Guru fear not the Yama. They on whom is God's Grace, take to the Guru's feet. (Sri Rag Var, Pauri, M. 4)

13. The society of th Guru is not found by being near or far. Says Nanak, "The True Guru is attained when the mind lives forever in His presence." (Sri Rag Var, Shloka, M. 3)

14. The Guru is the mother, the father, the God of gods, the Master: The Guru is the mate, the dispeller of ignorance, the kinsman, the broher. The Guru is beneficent who blesses us with the Lord's Name, by which the mind is held. The Guru is the embodiment of Peace, Truth, Wisdom the philosopher's stone whose touch transmutes all metals into gold. The Guru is the place of pilgrimage, the pool of nectar, bathing in which brings infinite Wisdom. The Guru is the Creator, the destroyer of all sins, purifier of all sinners. The Guru is from the beginning of time, through ages upon ages, dwelling on whose Word one is emancipated. 

The Lord blesses us with the society of the Guru that we, the ignorant sinners, are also saved. Yea, the Guru is the Transcendent Lord, the God of gods: Nanak salutes the Guru-God. (Gauri Bavan Akhri, M. 5) 

15. I bow a myriad times before my Guru for he makes me see the Self within me. 
16. I am a Sacrifice to my Guru a myriad times a day who makes angels of men, and without delay. (Asa M. 1, Var Shloka, M. 1)

17. Nanak: They who dwell not on the Guru and pride on their own wisdom are like the spurious sesame shoots which are left uncut on the farm. Deserted and alone, they have a hundred masters to please and though they flourish, within the body of the wretches there's nothing but ashes. (Asa, M. 1, Var)

18. The Lord's seekers cry out in distress for the Lord's Refuge and the Guru-God gives them sanctuary. (Bihagra, M. 4)

19. Such is the glory of the True guru that in the midst of the household, one is emancipated. (Dhanasri, M. 1)

20. It is through the Perfect Guru ahat one becomes aware of the Lord's Treasure and enshrines it in the mind, by God's Grace. (Dhanasri, M. 3, Chaupadas)

21. True is the Word of the Perfect Guru (through which) the Sushmana * rests in a state of equipoise. 
(Dhanasri, M. 3, Chaupadas)

22. Meeting with the True Guru, ended is all one's craving. And, one is blest with Bliss and Peace. 
(Dhanasri, M. 3)

23. Those who followed the Guru's way and took to the Guru's Refuge, were saved. (Dhanasri, M. 3)

24. When the Guru blest me with the collyrium of Wisdom, myriads of my sins and sorrows were eradicated. (Dhanasri, M. 5)

25. One is rid of the torture of births and deaths, if, by the Guru's Grace, the Lord comes into one's body and mind. (Dhanasri, M. 5)

26. The Guru's Feet emancipate the Soul wherewith one is ferried across the sea of (material existence). 
(Dhanasri, M. 5)

27. The Guru is the sea full of pearls; the saints (like swans) pick at the pearls and remain attached to them. (Dhanasri M. 1, Ashtapadis 1)

28. The Guru-given Wisdom is the only eternal pilgrim-station where one washes off all one's sins. 
(Dhanasri, M. 1, Chhant)

The hollow canal which, according to the esoteric Hindu psychology runs through the centre of the spinal cord. On its right is 'Pingala' and on its left is 'Ida'. When one runs the breath through this channel, after a hard practice of breath control, one is supposed to hear the Unstruck Melody, or 'Anhad Shabd.'

29. When I applied the collyrium of the Guru's wisdom to my eyes, I saw God pervading all. 
(Dhanasri, M. 5, Chhant)

30. Without the Guru, the egocentric is stark ignorant and is involved in the love of Maya. (Jaitsri M. 4, Chaupadas)

31. The Guru sustains the heart: yea, the Guru is the Perfect God. (Jaitsri, M. 5, Var)

32. Blessed is the Great Guru who makes us dwell uponGod. When the Guru is compassionate, all one's sins ae dispelled. The Guru, our Transcendent God, makes the low hgh and, snapping the bonds of Maya and pain, he makes us his slaves. And one's tongue then utters the infinite praises of God. (Jaitsri M. 5, Var)

33. I met with the Guru by great, good fortune: yea, he who is Unfathomable and Infinite. And he, holding me by the hand, has pulled me out of the world's sea of poison. Through the Guru's Word, I am rid of recurring births and deaths: not agai shall I pass through the gate of pain. (Todi, M. 5)

34. Them the Guru meets in whose Lot it is so writ, and them the Guru Blesses with the Nectar-Name of the Lord. And they walk in the Guru's Will and wander no more for "alms". (Suhi, M. 1)

35. It is through the Guru's door that one is blest with the inner eye. If one washes one's vessel with the Guru's Wisdom, it sparkles clean. (Suhi, M. 1)

36. If one meets with the Perfect Guru, one's Doubt is shattered and cease the outgoings of one's mind. And then oozes (Nectar) out of the (mind's) spring, and one is attuned to the Music of Bliss and one Sees one's Lord in one's very Home. (Maru, M. 1)

37. Instructed by the Guru, I searched the township (of my body), and found therein the treasure of the Lord's Name. The Lord brought peace to my mind. The fire of desire was quenched in an instant, and meeting with the Guru all my hunger was satisfied. (Suhi, M. 4)

38. Cherish the Lotus-feet of the Guru in thy mind, and thy body shall be rid of all pain and all woes. The True Guru saves the drowning creatures from the sea of (material) existence, and unites those separated for myriads of births. Serve the Guru ever and forever more, and then thou earn Poise and Bliss, and your mind is calmed. By great, good fortune, one attains the Dust of the Guru's Feet. Nanak is a sacrifice unto the Guru. (Suhi, M. 5)

39. Precious is the human birth: only those turned Godwards attain to it. If the True Guru so wills, one's body and mind are cooled with the Lord's Love. Then one's life is approved and one gathers the merchandise of Truth and one is blest with honor at the (Lord's) Court through the Lord's Fear inculcated by the Guru's Word. (Suhi, M. 1, Kafi)

40. The Guru is like the pool of Manas-sarovara: to him attain the men of good fortune. The holy seekers search him out: and they, swan-like, pick upon the (Lord's) Name. (Suhi, 3)

41. O God, the True Guru is the lover of Thy Name. If I am blest with it, I'll surrender my body and mind to him. 
(Suhi, M. 4, Ashtapadis) 
42. The True Guru is the Ocean of Virtue, yea, of the Lord's Name. So I crave to see my Guru. (Suhi, M. 4, Ashtapadis)

43. True is the Guru, True His Word, through which I see the True One. (Suhi, M. 3)

44. Perfect is my True Guru, my friend, the Purusha; I know not another without Him. He's my father and mother, brother, son and kinsman, my life, my vital breath, pleasing to my mind. My body and soul are His Blessings. He's the inexhaustible Treasure of Virtue, the Inner-Knower of all hgearts who permeates all, all over. In His Refuge, I gather all Gladness and am wholly in Bliss. (Suhi, M. 5)

45. Through the Wisdom of the Guru, my mind is attuned to the Lord in a state of Equipoise. (Bilawal, M. 1)

46. Himself is He the True Guru, Himself is He the Word; the Lord utters Himself His own Word. 
(Bilawal, M. 3)

47. When, through the Guru, one's mind is acquainted with the Lord, it merges in the (Lord's) Name. (Bilawal, M. 5)

48. In the Perfect Guru are contained all the teasures. (Bilawal, M. 5)

49. I am blest with Peace by the Perfect Guru, and joy has swelled up in me and the Unstruck Melody rings in my mind. And all my maladies, sins and inner afflictions are dispelled. (Bilawal, M. 5)

50. Meeting (with the Guru) one sheds one's sins, one's (inner) fire is quenched and one is comforted. He who had fallen into the Blind Well, him (the Lord) pulls out and saves. (Bilawal, M. 5)

51. When one dwells upon the True Guru, one is rid of the sense of the Other; and one is purged of all errors. And the sinful mind is cleansed, and one's body sparkles like gold and one's soul merges in the Oversoul. (Bilawal, M. 1)

52. The Lord's Name is the boat, the Guru's Word the boatman, through whom one is ferried across. Yama, the tax gatherer, then comes not near one, and no thief then thieves one's treasure. (Bilawal, M. 4, Ashtapadis 4)

53. He who serves the True Guru, drives out his illusions: and, within his Self, he finds the Abode of Truth. (Bilawal, M. 3)

54. As the rain water received by the stret drains and streams become, pure falling in the Ganga, such beneficence is also in the True Guru, who is inimical to no one. Meeting with him, our craving is stilled and Peace instantaneously dawns upon us. (Var Bilawal, M. 4)

55. Maya's sun, burning over our head, is cooled, on seeing the soothing fire of the Guru-moon. (Gond, M. 4)

56. Look upon the Guru and God as one, and accept whatever be His will. (Gond, M. 5)

57. Greet thy Perfect Guru, fruitful is whose Vision, rewarding is whose Service, who is the Inner Knower of hearts, the Purusha, the Creator, who is imbued with the (Lord's) Name, night and day. The Guru is Govind, the sustainer of the earth. And saves He His Servants and Devotees forsooth. (Gond, Ashtapadis, M. 5)

58. The Guru's Word is Nada, the Guru's Word is the Veda, for, through it, one is imbued with Lord of the Universe. In it are contained the merits of all austerities, fasting and pilgrimages. Through it, one meets with the Guru & one is emancipated by God's Grade. (Ramkali, M. 1)

59. When one meets with the True Guru, one's Path becomes wide and smooth and, in Poise, one Meets with God. (Ramkali, M. 5)

60. Know not thy Guru separte and distinct from thy God, for the True Guru is himself the Immaculate Lord. Know him not to be a mere man, and then thou, if without honor, art Blest with honor. 
(Ramkali, M. 5)

61. He, whose forehead the Guru strokes with his hands, why shall he, the God's servant, then grieve or care? His comings and goings (into the world of Desire) cease, (for) he's a sacrifice into the Perfect Guru. (Ramkali, M. 5)

62. The mind, when it accepts the lead f the Guru, obliterating the sense of the Other, it merges in God. (Ramkali, M. 1)

63. The Guru wears the loin-cloth of Truth, and is ever absorbed in the All-filling God, his tongue imbued with His Love. The God, who created the creation, meets with the True Guru (for) our God is pleased with his deeds. The Guru reveals to us the One God in all, and all contained in the One God. (Ramkali Dakhni, M. 1)

64. Without the True Guru's all other word is false. False is the word that is not the True Guru's, false are the utterers, false the hearers, false the reciters. (Ramkali M. 3, Anand)

65. Without the Guru, no one knows the Qunitessence, the Reality of the Real. (Ramkali, M. 1, Dakhni Onkar)

66. The Guru's Ocean is brimful with jewels, and inexhaustible therein is the pearly treasure of Truth. 
(Ramkali, M. 1, Dakhni Onkar)

67. Beauteous is the Guru's Word reflecting on which one attains to one's God. And one loses one's self and stilled is one's desire and the Bride attains to her spouse. (Ramkali, M. 1, Dakhni Onkar)

68. Meeting with the True Guru, one's Darkness is dispelled. And then, one's ego is stilled and into God one merges. (Ramkali, M. 1, Siddha Goshti 15)

69. Without the Guru's Grace, one comes and goes, and one's strivings bear no fruit. One's mind wobbles, (and) feeding ever on poison, is never content. One is stung by (Maya's) scorpion and dies on the path. Yea, without the Guru, one loses the merit of life. 
(Ramkali M. 1, Siddha Goshti)

70. When one Reflects on the Guru's Word, one is rid of one's Ignorance. And when one meets with the Guru, one attains the Door of Salvation. (Ramkali, M. 1, Siddha Goshti)

71. The True Guru is the farm of Equipoise and whosoever love it sows in it the seed of the Lord's Name. In it the Name grows and one Merges in the Name. The sed of ego, which sprouts in illusion, grows not in it. And he sows naught, nor anything else grows (in his farm) and he eats what comes from God. And the waters (of the soul) merge in the waters (of the Oversoul). And then the two separate not. Such is the wonder of the life of the God-conscious beings. See for yourselves, O ye men. (Var of Ramkali, M. 3)

72. It s by the Guru's Grace that one abandons 'I-amness', and is thus emancipated while yet alive. (Var of Ramkali, M. 3)

73. I've seen the Guru as was his repute! The separated ones he unites with God and is an intercessor at the Lord's Court. He ministers to us the Mantram of the Lord's Name and rids us of the malady of ego. (Var of Ramkali, M. 5)

74. In the Guru' s Will, the Sikhs, like the swans, gather at the Guru's pool, and they feed themselves on the pearls they find therein, but their inexhaustible treasure is exhausted not. The swan and the pool go together, for, such is the Lord's Will.

Nanak: He in whose Lot it is so writ he comes to the Guru, and he is thus emancipated along with all his kinsmen, nay, the whole world. (Var of Ramkali, M. 5, Shloka, M. 5)

75. The rusted iron is transmuted into gold, if it meets with (the philosopher's stone of) the Guru's. (Maru, M. 1) 
76. In the Guru's enshrined the Lord Himself, and he unites us with God. Blessed, Blessed be the Guru. The Guru is the Sea of Devotion to God, and he, who comes to him, partakes of it. The Guru, in his Mercy, opens (the Treasure of) his Mouth and lo, there is the light of God for all the God-conscious beings to see. (Maru, M. 4)

77. The Guru-Being led me on to the God-Being, and my consciusness merged in super-consciusness. 

78. The egg of superstitution has burst. My mind is illumined, and the fetters of (my mind's) feet are sundsered Lo, I am emancipated by the Guru. Blessed now is my coming and going, and frying pan (of the heart) has cooled with the Guru-given elixir of the (Lord's) Name. (Maru, M. 5)

79. Without the Guru, all are enveloped by Darkness, and one is emancipated only when united with the True Guru. 
(Maru, M. 5)

80. The True Guru is the Boatman and the Word (the rows) to ferry one to the Yondershore, where there's neither wind nor fire, nor water nor form and where abides our True Lord dispensing the True Name which takes across. They who were led by the Guru, reached the Yonder shore, attuned to the True One. And they overcame their 'coming-and-going', their soul merged in the Oversoul. Through the Guru's Wisdom Poise wells up in one, and one Merges in Truth. (Maru, M. 1)

81. If one searches the seas, may be, one comes upon a jewel. Its lustre remains for a while and then, it is eaten up by the dust. But if one searches the sea of the Guru's Truth, one attains the inexhaustible Treasure of the Lord's Name. (Maru, M. 1)

82. The Guru is the pool of Nectar, we are the swans on its banks. It is the sea of rubies and corals, and pearls and diamonds of the Lord's Praise with which my body and mind are Imbued. (Maru, M. 1) 

83. It is the True Guru through whom we attain emancipation, and one is rid of all maladies, and one is Blest with the Flavor of the Nectar-Name. The Yama gathers not the tax from such a one, whose (inner) fire is quenched and whose heart is cool and becalmed. (Maru, M. 1)
84. They who are under the sway of the Guru, their deeds are true. And they come not, nor go. Nor are they subject to the laws of death. They cling not to the branches but the roots, and within them is the zeal for Truth. (Maru, M. 1)

85. The Guru's Wisdom is the ladder to reach upon Celestial Wisdom, and it is through the jewel of Wisdom that one rids oneself of Ego. (Maru, M. 3)

86. There is the True Guru; Infinite is (His) Word; and it is through His Word that the world is emancipated. (Maru, M. 3)

87. It is through the Perfect Guru that one sees that the world is but the juggler's play, and, so one must remain Detached, through the Guru's Word, and be attuned to the True One. 
(Maru, M. 3)

88. It is through the Guru that one's 'within' is illumined, and one cherishes the (Lord's) Name, the object of one's life, and lo, with the jewel of Wisdom, his heart is ever illuminated, and the darkness of ignorance is dispelled. (Maru, M. 3)

89. When one Sees the Guru, all that one does, is holy, and one cherishes the Lord's Name in the heart. For, the (Guru's) Word pervades the whole world, and through this Word one attains to the (Lord's) Name. (Maru, M. 3)

90. This world is enveloped by the sense of attachment, and the unwise egocentric gropes in utter Darkness and out-running after strife one wastes one's life and suffers sorrow without the (Lord's) Name. (Maru, M. 3)

91. Through the True Guru drips the (Lord's) Nectar (into one's mind), and lo, (the Lord) becomes Manifest the Tenth Door. There rings the Unstruck Melody of the Word, and one merges in Equipoise all too spontaneously. (Maru Solhas, M. 4)

92. The Guru is the support, the Mainstay of the earth. The Guru is ever Beneficent and ever-forgiving. The Guru is the Shastras, the Smritis, the six kinds of works, the holy place of pilgrimage. Contemplating the Guru, one is rid of all one's sins and the mind becomes stainless, and we are rid of our ego. (Maru M 5, Solhas)

93. The Guru shows the God to be everywhere. (Maru M. 5, Solhas)

94. The True Guru is True Purusha, the God of gods, meeting with whom one is Ferried across. O friend, if you search for the elysian tree, or want that thy 'court' be embellished with the Kamadhenu, the wishfulfilling Cow, then serve the Perfect Guru and practise the Bliss-giving Name, that you are satiated and content. Through the Guru's Word are silenced the five passions. Through the Lord's Fear, one becomes immaculate. And, when one meets with the Perfect Guru, the philosopher's stone, his touch revels our God unto us. (Maru, M. 5)

95. The True Guru is the Transcendent God, highest of the high, contemplating whom one's mind is cooled. 
(Maru, M. 5)

96. The Guru is God, the Support of th earth, and the Creator too. He is the ever-forgiving Lord. (Maru, M. 5)

97. Immaculate and Pure is the Guru's Word, for, through it, one suck sin the Lord's Essence. He, who tastes the taste of God, he tastes no other taste. And he is comforted and satiated with the Lord's Essence. And he craves and hungers no more. (Pauri 12, Var of Maru, M. 3)

98. It is through the Guru's Word that one practises contemplation, austerity, and self-control within. And one Dwells over on the Lord's Name, and is thus rid of Ego and Ignorance. Our within is filled with the (Lord's) Nectar, but only when it is tasted that one knows. For, whosoever tastes it, becomes fear-free, and is satiated with its Essence.
(Pauri 12, Var of Maru M. 3) 
99. Man puts up a tenement of straw, and then lights fire in it. Even then man may be saved, if by good destiny, his Master saves him. (Dakhne M. 5, var of Rag Maru M. 5)

100. The Guru is the philosopher's stone. His Touch has transmuted my iron into gold. Now my light is merged in God's Light, and the fortress of my body looks beauteous and sweet. (Tukhari Chhant, M. 4)

101. He, whose forehead the hand of the Guru strokes, in his heart are enshrined Thy virtues, O God. (Tukhari, M. 4)

102. If one bathes in the pool of the Guru's Nectar of Wisdom, one is purged
of all one's sins, all one's impurities. (Rag Bhairo M. 4 Chaupadas)

103. My Guru is all-powerful, the Creator and the Cause, my vital, my life-breath, the bliss-giving God, the Presence, the King, the Destroyer of all fears, seeing whose Vision one is rid of all one's sorrows. (Bilawal, M. 5)

104. The Word is the Guru: he who assembles its melody in his consciousness is the disciple. 
(Ramkali, M. 1, Siddha Goshti)

105. I searched the ocean of my body and in there I had a wondrous experience. For, lo, theein I saw no separateness between the Guru and God and the one was the other. (Asa, M. 4)

106. The God is merged in the Guru who dissiminates His Word. (Malhar, M. 1)

107. Beneficent is the Guru, and All-Powerful, pervading each and eveything. The Guru is the Transcendent God, who makes the drowning ones swim across. (Sri Rag, M. 5)

108. The Guru, whose very sight is fulfilling, is inscribed on my forehead. And wherever I see, I see Him accompanying me. (Devghandari, M. 5)

109. My beloved Guru is ever with me and He gets me released wherever it be. (Vadhans, M. 4)

110. The True Guru has made me see the world, the underworld and the sky through His Grace. That Lord of the Universe who is, and will ever be, and is cast not into the womb, Him I see within my heart. (Sorath, M. 1)

111. It is only when the True Guru is merciful that one sees Him, and wandering through a myriad births, one hears His Word. (Asa, M. 1)

112. The mother is pleased if her son be well-fed. The fish is pleased when it bathes in water. The True Guru is pleased if one feeds one who walks on his path. (Gauri, M. 4)

113. As the mother brings forth and then sustains her child and keeps him ever in the eye and feeds and fondles him wherever he be, thus doth the True Guru love and sustain one who loves him. (Gauri, M. 5)

114. The True Guru is the boat who ferries us across and the ferry-man is the Word. This is so even where there is neither water, nor fire, nor air, nor form. (Maru, M. 1)

115. I would accept Him as the Guru who imbibes in me the eternal verities, and makes me utter the unutterable, and attunes me to the Word. (Dhanasri, M. 1)

116. He's taxed not, nor punished, whom the Guru blesses with the stamp of His approval. (Asa, M. 5)

117. Such is the Will of the Eternal Master that without the True Guru, thy God comes not into thy mind. (Bihagra, M. 3, Var)

118. Devotion to the Guru is the Guru's service, but rare's the one who attains unto it. (Sri Rag, M. 3)

119. One ought not repair to the one who calls himself a Guru and then begs from door to door. He who toils for his livelihood and then shares it with the others alone knows the Right Way. (Sarang, M. 4, Var)

120. Kabir: The Brahmin may be the guru f the whole world, but those devoted to God accept him not. For he is involved in the mere words of the four vedas and is wasted away by discursiveness. (Kabir, Shlokas)

121. They in whose heart is guile and in appearance pass for a saint, their craving leaves them not and they quit the world regretfully in the end. (Gujri, M. 3)

122. The earth is turned Guruwards, so is water, so is air, so also the fire that works many wonders. (Majh, M. 3)

123. He who turns his back upon the Guru, they are bound to themselves, and so they suffer, and they meet not with the Real and are born only to wither away, time after time. (Gauri, M. 3)

124. They who turn their back on the Guru, they are bound to themselves, and so they suffer, and they meet not with the Real and are born only to wither away, time after time. (Srath, M. 3)

125. He whose home is within us, He has locked it too and the key He leaves with the Guru. Howsoever one efforts, one finds Him not except by repairing to the Guru's refuge. (Gauri, M. 5)

126. Without the True Guru, not one is emancipated. (Bhairo, M. 3)

127. He who accepts not the True Guru the Primal Person, nor loves the Word, all his rituals avail him not, nor bathing at the pilgrim-stations, nor charities and he's torn by Duality. 
(Sri Rag, M. 3)

128. Kabir: cursed be the mother of the Guru who divests thee not of thy Doubt. (Kabir, Shlokas)

129. Without the Guru, Devotion nor Love for God wells up within us, nor are we ushered into the society of the Saints. Without the Guru, one is Blind, and is involved n Strife. Through the Guru is the mind purged, through the (Guru's) Word is one's mind cleansed. It is by meeting with the Guru that one conquers one's self. And, one ever revels in the Yoga of God's Devotion. Associating with the Guru-saint, one is rid of all of God's Devotion. Associating with the Guru-saint, one is rid of all one's maladies.

Says Nanak : "Thiswise (through the Guru) is one Blest with the Yoga of Equipoise." (Basant, M. 1, 6)

130. As the wate-diviner smells water hid in the womb of the earth, so do we find the Thing, yea, the (Lord's) Name, through the Guru. (Basant Hindol, M. 4)

131. Meeting with the Guru, one's intellect becomes sublime. And the mind becomes immaculate, and one is rid of one's Ego. (Basant, M. 1)

132. The snake-like desires bite with their poisonous sting, and it is the Guru who ministers the antidote of his Word. The scorpion of Maya touches not one who is rid of the poison (of ego), and is attuned (to God). 
(Kanra, 4)

133. As the fire is locked in the wood, but it is struck only by one who knows the way, so, through the Guru's Wisdom, does one find the qunitessence of the Lord's Light which pervades all. (Kalyan, M. 4)

134. Kabir: (the Guru is) the Beneficent Tree, whose Fruit is compassion, and who looks upon all as his own. O Tree, be thou ever in Fruit that the birds, gathering in its essence, fly out (to make its attributes known to all). (Shloka Kabir 230)

135. If the Guru be in Mercy, one Meets with God. If the Guru be in Mercy, one is Ferried across. If the Guru be in Mercy, one is ushered into the God's Heaven. If the Guru be in Mercy, one dies in life. True, True, ever True is the Guru, and illusory and false is one's Devotion to another. (Bhairo Namdevji, 11)

136. The True Guru is one who unites one with all. (Sri Rag, M. 1)

137. Sacrifice am I to the True Guru who's made manifest to me the unmanifest Name. (Jaitsri, M. 4)

138. The Guru-God is, and will forever be. (Gond, M. 5) will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

The etymology of the term 'gurdwara' is from the words 'Gur (ਗੁਰ)' (a reference to the Sikh Gurus) and 'Dwara (ਦੁਆਰਾ)' (gateway in Gurmukhi), together meaning 'the gateway through which the Guru could be reached'. Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras. brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. It has the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Amrit Kirtan Gutka, Bhai Gurdaas Vaaran, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib and Kabit Bhai Gurdas . You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword. The Reference section includes Mahankosh, Guru Granth Kosh,and exegesis like Faridkot Teeka, Guru Granth Darpan and lot more.
Encyclopedias encapsulate accurate information in a given area of knowledge and have indispensable in an age which the volume and rapidity of social change are making inaccessible much that outside one's immediate domain of concentration.At the time when Sikhism is attracting world wide notice, an online reference work embracing all essential facets of this vibrant faithis a singular contribution to the world of knowledge.