The Vedas make a wrong distinction of caste, colour, heaven and hell.

  The Vedas make a wrong distinction of caste, colour, heaven and hell.:- [1. p. 1243].


The Vedas bring forth stories and legends, and thoughts of vice and virtue.

What is given, they receive, and what is received, they give.

They are reincarnated in heaven and hell.

High and low, social class and status — the world wanders lost in superstition.

The Ambrosial Word of Gurbani proclaims the essence of reality.

Spiritual wisdom and meditation are contained within it.

The Gurmukhs chant it, and the Gurmukhs realize it.

Intuitively aware, they meditate on it.

By the Hukam of His Command, He formed the Universe, and in His Hukam, He keeps it.

By His Hukam, He keeps it under His Gaze.

O Nanak! if the mortal shatters his ego before he departs, as it is pre-ordained, then he is approved. || 1 ||


The Vedas proclaim that vice and virtue are the seeds of heaven and hell.

Whatever is planted, shall grow.

The soul eats the fruits of its actions, and understands.

Whoever praises spiritual wisdom as great, becomes truthful in the True Name.

When Truth is planted, Truth grows.

In the Court of the Lord, you shall find your place of honor.

The Vedas are only merchants; spiritual wisdom is the capital; by His Grace, it is received.

O Nanak! without capital, no one has ever departed with profit. || 2 ||


You can water a bitter neem tree with ambrosial nectar.

You can feed a venomous snake lots of milk.

The self-willed manmukh is resistant; he cannot be softened.

You might as well water a stone. Irrigating a poisonous plant with ambrosial nectar, only poisonous fruit is obtained.

O Lord! please unite Nanak with the Sangat, the Holy Congregation, so that he may be rid of all poison. || 16 ||


Death does not ask the time; it does not ask the date or the day of the week.

Some have packed up, and some who have packed up have gone. Some are severely punished, and some are taken care of.

They must leave their armies and drums, and their beautiful mansions.

O Nanak ! the pile of dust is once again reduced to dust. || 1 ||

[GGS page 1243]

  The Vedas make a wrong distinction of caste, colour, heaven and hell.:- [1. p. 1243].

ਸਲੋਕ ਮਃ ੨ ॥

ਕਥਾ ਕਹਾਣੀ ਬੇਦਂ‍ੀ ਆਣੀ ਪਾਪੁ ਪੁੰਨੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੁ ॥

ਦੇ ਦੇ ਲੈਣਾ ਲੈ ਲੈ ਦੇਣਾ ਨਰਕਿ ਸੁਰਗਿ ਅਵਤਾਰ ॥

ਉਤਮ ਮਧਿਮ ਜਾਤੀਂ ਜਿਨਸੀ ਭਰਮਿ ਭਵੈ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ॥

ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਬਾਣੀ ਤਤੁ ਵਖਾਣੀ ਗਿਆਨ ਧਿਆਨ ਵਿਚਿ ਆਈ ॥

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਆਖੀ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਜਾਤੀ ਸੁਰਤਂ‍ੀ ਕਰਮਿ ਧਿਆਈ ॥

ਹੁਕਮੁ ਸਾਜਿ ਹੁਕਮੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਰਖੈ ਹੁਕਮੈ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਵੇਖੈ ॥

ਨਾਨਕ ! ਅਗਹੁ ਹਉਮੈ ਤੁਟੈ ਤਾਂ ਕੋ ਲਿਖੀਐ ਲੇਖੈ ॥੧॥

ਮਃ ੧ ॥

ਬੇਦੁ ਪੁਕਾਰੇ ਪੁੰਨੁ ਪਾਪੁ ਸੁਰਗ ਨਰਕ ਕਾ ਬੀਉ ॥

ਜੋ ਬੀਜੈ ਸੋ ਉਗਵੈ ਖਾਂਦਾ ਜਾਣੈ ਜੀਉ ॥

ਗਿਆਨੁ ਸਲਾਹੇ ਵਡਾ ਕਰਿ ਸਚੋ ਸਚਾ ਨਾਉ ॥

ਸਚੁ ਬੀਜੈ ਸਚੁ ਉਗਵੈ ਦਰਗਹ ਪਾਈਐ ਥਾਉ ॥

ਬੇਦੁ ਵਪਾਰੀ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਰਾਸਿ ਕਰਮੀ ਪਲੈ ਹੋਇ ॥

ਨਾਨਕ ! ਰਾਸੀ ਬਾਹਰਾ ਲਦਿ ਨ ਚਲਿਆ ਕੋਇ ॥੨॥

ਪਉੜੀ ॥ ਨਿੰਮੁ ਬਿਰਖੁ ਬਹੁ ਸੰਚੀਐ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਰਸੁ ਪਾਇਆ ॥

ਬਿਸੀਅਰੁ ਮੰਤ੍ਰਿ ਵਿਸਾਹੀਐ ਬਹੁ ਦੂਧੁ ਪੀਆਇਆ ॥

ਮਨਮੁਖੁ ਅਭਿੰਨੁ ਨ ਭਿਜਈ ਪਥਰੁ ਨਾਵਾਇਆ ॥

ਬਿਖੁ ਮਹਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਸਿੰਚੀਐ ਬਿਖੁ ਕਾ ਫਲੁ ਪਾਇਆ ॥

ਨਾਨਕ !ਸੰਗਤਿ ਮੇਲਿ ਹਰਿ ਸਭ ਬਿਖੁ ਲਹਿ ਜਾਇਆ ॥੧੬॥

ਸਲੋਕ ਮਃ ੧ ॥

ਮਰਣਿ ਨ ਮੂਰਤੁ ਪੁਛਿਆ ਪੁਛੀ ਥਿਤਿ ਨ ਵਾਰੁ ॥

ਇਕਨੀ੍ ਲਦਿਆ ਇਕਿ ਲਦਿ ਚਲੇ ਇਕਨੀ੍ ਬਧੇ ਭਾਰ ॥

ਇਕਨਾ੍ ਹੋਈ ਸਾਖਤੀ ਇਕਨਾ੍ ਹੋਈ ਸਾਰ ॥

ਲਸਕਰ ਸਣੈ ਦਮਾਮਿਆ ਛੁਟੇ ਬੰਕ ਦੁਆਰ ॥

ਨਾਨਕ ! ਢੇਰੀ ਛਾਰੁ ਕੀ ਭੀ ਫਿਰਿ ਹੋਈ ਛਾਰ ॥੧॥

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