June 24, 2024 10:18:56 booked.net

Guru Teg Bahadur Shaheedi Diwas: On this important day, let’s take a look at some of his quotes and the lessons learned from him!

1. Happiness

 “One who grieves not in misery and delights not in pleasure, who is free from fear and attachment, and for whom gold and dust are the same and who has renounced both praising and blaming (flattery and slander) and is immune to greed, worldly attachments, and pride….when the all Merciful Guru blesses a disciple with His Grace, only then does the disciple attain this blessed spiritual state and blends (merges) with the Lord as water with water.”

2. Overcome greed, desire, ego & pain

“O saints, renounce the Ego, and always flee from lust, wrath, and evil company. One should consider pain and pleasure, honor and dishonor the same. One should renounce both praise and blame and even the search for salvation. This is a very difficult path and rare is a (Gurmukh) pious person who knows how to tread it.”

3.  Path of Peace

“One who vanquishes his ego and beholds the Lord as the Sole Doer of all things, that person has attained ‘Jiwan Mukti’ (is liberated while living), know this as the real truth, says Nanak.”

4. Value greater things in life

“True Realisation of the actual nature of this material world, its perishable, transitory and illusory aspects best dawns on a person in suffering.”

5. Merciful savior

“Give up your head, but forsake not those whom you have undertaken to protect. Sacrifice your life, but relinquish not your faith”

6. Symbol of universe, Aum (Om)

“Why go to search forests (to find Him)? He who dwells in all hearts but remains ever pure pervades thy heart also. Just as fragrance fills the rose and reflection the mirror, the Lord pervades all without a break; search Him inside thee. The Guru hath revealed this knowledge that the Aum pervades inside and outside. Saith Nanak, without knowing thyself the scum of doubt will not be removed.”