Naanak nirgun gun karay gunvanti-aa gun day. Let spiritual wisdom be your food, and compassion your attendant. The Sound-current of the Naad vibrates in each and every heart.
One cannot comprehend Him through reason, even if one reasoned for ages. Shree Guru Nanak Dev
Death would not be called bad, O people, if one knew how to truly die. Shree Guru Nanak Dev
Sing the songs of joy to the Lord, serve the Name of the Lord, and become the servant of His servants. Shree Guru Nanak Dev
Thou has a thousand eyes and yet not one eye; Thou host a thousand forms and yet not one form. Shree Guru Nanak Dev
Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God. Shree Guru Nanak Dev
From His brilliancy everything is illuminated. Shree Guru Nanak Dev
Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore. Shree Guru Nanak Dev
God is one, but he has innumerable forms. He is the creator of all and He himself takes the human form. Shree Guru Nanak Dev
I am not the born; how can there be either birth or death for me? Shree Guru Nanak Dev
I am neither a child, a young man, nor an ancient; nor am I of any caste. Shree Guru Nanak Dev
Sahas si-aanpaa lakh hohi ta ik na chalai naal. That True Lord is True, Forever True, and True is His Name.
Hukmee hukam chalaa-ay raahu. naanak vigsai vayparvaahu. He created the world, with its various colors, species of beings, and the variety of Maya.
Rangee rangee bhaatee kar kar jinsee maa-i-aa jin upaa-ee. The Commander, by his Command, leads us to walk on the Path. O Nanak, He Blossoms forth, Carefree and Untroubled.
Gaavee-ai sunee-ai man rakhee-ai bhaa-o. dukh parhar sukh ghar lai jaa-ay. Let the remembrance of death be the patched coat you wear, let the purity of virginity be your way in the world, and let faith in the Lord be your walking stick.
Gurmukh naadaN gurmukh vaydaN gurmukh rahi-aa samaa-ee. See the brotherhood of all mankind as the highest order of Yogis; conquer your own mind and conquer the world.
Kaagad kalam na likhanhaar. mannay kaa bahi karan veechaar. aisaa naam niranjan ho-ay. jay ko man jaanai man ko-ay. Having created the creation, the Creator Lord watches over it. O Nanak, true is the Creation of the True Lord.
Jo tu Dh bhaavai saa-ee bhalee kaar. too sadaa salaamat nirankaar. In the realm of wisdom, spiritual wisdom reigns supreme. The Sound-current of he Naad vibrates there, amidst the sounds and the sights of bliss.
Gi-aan khand meh gi-aan parchand. tithai naad binod kod anand. Whatever pleases You is the only good done. You! Eternal and Formless one!
Keetaa pasaa-o ayko kavaa-o. tis tay ho-ay lakh daree-aa-o. The ripe and the unripe, the good and the bad, shall there be judged. O Nanak, when you go home, you will see this.
Mannai paavahi mokh du-aar. mannai parvaarai saaDhaar. The Primal One, the Pure Light, without beginning, without end. Throughout all the ages, He is One and the Same.
So-ee so-ee sadaa sach saahib saachaa saachee naa-ee. You may know hundreds and thousands of clever tricks, but not even one of them will go along with you in the end.
Karmee aavai kaprhaa nadree mokh du-aar. Make contentment your ear-rings, humility your begging bowl, and meditation the ashes you apply to your body.
Munda santokh saram pat jholee Dhi-aan kee karahi bibhoot. By the Karma of past actions, the robe of this physical body is obtained. By His Grace, the Gate of Liberation is found.
Khinthaa kaal ku-aaree kaa-i-aa jugat dandaa parteet. Sing, and listen, and let your mind be filled with love. Your pain shall be sent far away, and peace shall come to your home.
Aa-ee panthee sagal jamaatee man jeetai jag jeet. The Guru’s word is the Sound-current of the Naad; the Guru’s word is the Wisdom of Vedas; the Guru’s word is all-pervading.
Bhugat gi-aan da-i-aa bhandaaran ghat ghat vaajeh naad. Nanak, God blesses the unworthy with virtue and bestows virtue on the virtuous.
Aad aneel anaad anaahat jug jug ayko vays. The Faithful find the Door of Liberation. The faithful uplift and redeem their family and relations.
The True One was there from time immemorial. He is there today and ever there you will find. He never died nor will he ever die. ... Look within, you will see Him there enshrined. ~ Guru Nanak (Raga Maru)
Who is the unmanifest? Who is liberated? Who is the link between what is inside and out? Who comes and who goes? Who it is who pervades the three worlds about? ~ Guru Nanak
Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore. Guru Nanak quote
I bow at His Feet constantly, and pray to Him, the Guru, the True Guru, has shown me the Way. Guru Nanak