Quotations by Guru Nanak

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Born: Thursday, April 15, 1469
Died: Friday, September 22, 1539 (70 years old)
Profession: Philosopher


Alone let him constantly meditate in solitude on that which is salutary for his soul, for he who meditates in solitude attains supreme bliss.
- Guru Nanak
(Keywords: Soul, Solitude)

Death would not be called bad, O people, if one knew how to truly die.
- Guru Nanak
(Keywords: Death, People)

Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.
- Guru Nanak
(Keywords: Love, God, Wealth, Kings)

From its brilliancy everything is illuminated.
- Guru Nanak

God is one, but he has innumerable forms. He is the creator of all and He himself takes the human form.
- Guru Nanak
(Keywords: God)

I am neither a child, a young man, nor an ancient; nor am I of any caste.
- Guru Nanak
(Keywords: Man)

I am not the born; how can there be either birth or death for me?
- Guru Nanak
(Keywords: Death)

I bow at His Feet constantly, and pray to Him, the Guru, the True Guru, has shown me the Way.
- Guru Nanak
(Keywords: Feet)

Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore.
- Guru Nanak
(Keywords: Delusion, Man, World)

Offspring, the due performance on religious rites, faithful service, highest conjugal happiness and heavenly bliss for the ancestors and oneself, depend on one's wife alone.
- Guru Nanak
(Keywords: Happiness, Wife, Performance, Religious, Service)

One cannot comprehend Him through reason, even if one reasoned for ages.
- Guru Nanak
(Keywords: Reason)

Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake; owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state arises of the individualized, limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self.
- Guru Nanak
(Keywords: Ignorance, Self, State)

Sing the songs of joy to the Lord, serve the Name of the Lord, and become the servant of His servants.
- Guru Nanak
(Keywords: Joy, Name, Songs)

That one plant should be sown and another be produced cannot happen; whatever seed is sown, a plant of that kind even comes forth.
- Guru Nanak

The production of children, the nurture of those born, and the daily life of men, of these matters woman is visibly the cause.
- Guru Nanak
(Keywords: Life, Men, Cause, Children, Production, Woman)

Thou has a thousand eyes and yet not one eye; Thou host a thousand forms and yet not one form.
- Guru Nanak
(Keywords: Eye, Eyes)

Through shallow intellect, the mind becomes shallow, and one eats the fly, along with the sweets.
- Guru Nanak
(Keywords: Intellect, Mind)

Whatever be the qualities of the man with whom a woman is united according to the law, such qualities even she assumes, like a river, united with the ocean.
- Guru Nanak
(Keywords: Law, Man, Ocean, United, Woman)

Whatever kind of seed is sown in a field, prepared in due season, a plant of that same kind, marked with the peculiar qualities of the seed, springs up in it.
- Guru Nanak







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