Friday, November 24, 2017
Gateway to Sikhism


1. Do not bow to him, Who assumes the role of a Guru and yet goes about begging.
Guru I, Sarang Rag
2. Why should he go a-bigging, Who always lives with God?
Guru I, Ramkali Rag
3. Seeking happiness, man undergoes much suffering, And enslaves himself to many a man; Like a dog he knocks about from door to door, But never realizes the Nam of God.
4. Says Farid, my Master, may I never go to another man's door, And if ever I am reduced to such a strait, Then take away this soul from my body.
Faridji, Shlokas
5. I serve my Master, And I beg from no one else.
Guru I, Dhanasri Rag
6. Woe to him who goes a-begging to another man: He, who begs from God, attains salvation.
Guru V, Dhanasri Rag
7. Beg from God All that you need.
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