It has been repeatedly stressed that all final approval of man is an act of God’s Grace. “O Nanak, the intellect is of no avail, one is approved only by His Grace.” [1. p. 467].

 Sikhism - O Nanak! the intellect alone is of no avail, one is approved only by His Grace. [1. p. 467].:-

॥ਸਲੋਕੁ ਮਃ ੧ ॥

  • ਪੜਿ ਪੜਿ ਗਡੀ ਲਦੀਅਹਿ ਪੜਿ ਪੜਿ ਭਰੀਅਹਿ ਸਾਥ ॥

  • ਪੜਿ ਪੜਿ ਬੇੜੀ ਪਾਈਐ ਪੜਿ ਪੜਿ ਗਡੀਅਹਿ ਖਾਤ ॥

  • ਪੜੀਅਹਿ ਜੇਤੇ ਬਰਸ ਬਰਸ ਪੜੀਅਹਿ ਜੇਤੇ ਮਾਸ ॥

  • ਪੜੀਐ ਜੇਤੀ ਆਰਜਾ ਪੜੀਅਹਿ ਜੇਤੇ ਸਾਸ ॥

  • ਨਾਨਕ ! ਲੇਖੈ ਇਕ ਗਲ ਹੋਰੁ ਹਉਮੈ ਝਖਣਾ ਝਾਖ ॥੧॥

    ਮਃ ੧ ॥

  • ਲਿਖਿ ਲਿਖਿ ਪੜਿਆ ॥ ਤੇਤਾ ਕੜਿਆ ॥

  • ਬਹੁ ਤੀਰਥ ਭਵਿਆ ॥ ਤੇਤੋ ਲਵਿਆ ॥

  • ਬਹੁ ਭੇਖ ਕੀਆ ਦੇਹੀ ਦੁਖੁ ਦੀਆ ॥ ਸਹੁ ਵੇ ਜੀਆ ਅਪਣਾ ਕੀਆ ॥

  • ਅੰਨੁ ਨ ਖਾਇਆ ਸਾਦੁ ਗਵਾਇਆ ॥ ਬਹੁ ਦੁਖੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਦੂਜਾ ਭਾਇਆ ॥

  • ਬਸਤ੍ਰ ਨ ਪਹਿਰੈ ॥ ਅਹਿਨਿਸਿ ਕਹਰੈ ॥

  • ਮੋਨਿ ਵਿਗੂਤਾ ॥ ਕਿਉ ਜਾਗੈ ਗੁਰ ਬਿਨੁ ਸੂਤਾ ॥

  • ਪਗ ਉਪੇਤਾਣਾ ॥ ਅਪਣਾ ਕੀਆ ਕਮਾਣਾ ॥

  • ਅਲੁ ਮਲੁ ਖਾਈ ਸਿਰਿ ਛਾਈ ਪਾਈ ॥ ਮੂਰਖਿ ਅੰਧੈ ਪਤਿ ਗਵਾਈ ॥

  • ਵਿਣੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਕਿਛੁ ਥਾਇ ਨ ਪਾਈ ॥ ਰਹੈ ਬੇਬਾਣੀ ਮੜੀ ਮਸਾਣੀ ॥

  • ਅੰਧੁ ਨ ਜਾਣੈ ਫਿਰਿ ਪਛੁਤਾਣੀ ॥ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਭੇਟੇ ਸੋ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਏ ॥

  • ਹਰਿ ਕਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਮੰਨਿ ਵਸਾਏ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ! ਨਦਰਿ ਕਰੇ ਸੋ ਪਾਏ ॥

  • ਆਸ ਅੰਦੇਸੇ ਤੇ ਨਿਹਕੇਵਲੁ ਹਉਮੈ ਸਬਦਿ ਜਲਾਏ ॥੨॥ [ GGS page 467)

     Sikhism - O Nanak! the intellect alone is of no avail, one is approved only by His Grace. [1. p. 467].:-


  • You may read and read loads of books; you may read and study vast multitudes of books.

  • You may read and read boat-loads of books; you may read and read and fill pits with them.

  • You may read them year after year; you may read them as many months are there are.

  • You may read them all your life; you may read them with every breath.

  • O Nanak, only one thing is of any account: everything else is useless babbling and idle talk in ego. || 1 ||


  • The more one writes and reads, the more one burns.

  • The more one wanders at sacred shrines of pilgrimage, the more one talks uselessly.

  • The more one wears religious robes, the more pain he causes his body.

  • O my Conscious! you must endure the consequences of your own actions.

  • One who does not eat the corn, misses out on the taste. One obtains great pain, in the love of duality.

  • One who does not wear any clothes, suffers night and day.

  • Through silence, he is ruined.

  • How can the sleeping one be awakened without the Guru?

  • One who goes barefoot suffers by his own actions.

  • One who eats filth and throws ashes on his head — the blind fool loses his honor.

  • Without the Name, nothing is of any use.

  • One who lives in the wilderness, in cemetaries and cremation grounds — that blind man does not know the Lord; he regrets and repents in the end.

  • One who meets the True Guru finds peace. He enshrines the Name of the Lord in his mind.

  • O Nanak! when the Lord grants His Grace, He is obtained.

  • He becomes free of hope and fear, and burns away his ego with the Word of the Shabad. || 2 ||

    [ GGS page 467]

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