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A collection of quotes and sayings by Guru Nanak on life, guru-granth-sahib, gurmukhi, gurbani, dream, staged, world, Punjab, love, kindness, God and truth.

42 Motivational Quotes By Guru Nanak That Will Help You Take The Rough With The Smooth

Famous As: Sikh Guru

Born On: April 15, 1469

Died On: September 22, 1539

Born In: Nankana Sahib

Died At Age: 70

Guru Nanak was the first of the ten Sikh gurus and the founder of Sikhism. The birthday of Guru Nanak is observed as ‘Guru Nanak Gurpurab’ across the globe. He is considered as one of the august religious thinkers ever. He travelled around to spread the message that there is only one God. He is accredited with setting up a distinctive social, political and spiritual platform based on virtue, equality, goodness and love. Guru Nanak's thoughts, views and words have been catalogued in the form of 974 poetic hymns in ‘Guru Granth Sahib’, the holy text of Sikhism. Following are some notable thoughts, words and sayings by Guru Nanak, who led an eventful life full of wisdom. Go through the quotes and thoughts by Guru Nanak on death, live, world, feet, nature, food, alone, universe, die, evil, sin, riches, solitude, lie, ignorance, comprehend, seed, prayer, happiness, service etc and get inspired.

If there is one God, then there is only His way to attain Him, not another. One must follow that way and reject the other. Worship not him who is born only to die, but Him who is eternal and is contained in the whole universe.

Guru Nanak

Speak only that which will bring you honor.

Guru Nanak

He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God.

Guru Nanak

Burn worldly love, rub the ashes and make ink of it, make the heart the pen, the intellect the writer, write that which has no end or limit.

Guru Nanak

There is but One God. His name is Truth; He is the Creator. He fears none; he is without hate. He never dies; He is beyond the cycle of births and death. He is self-illuminated. He is realized by the kindness of the True Guru. He was True in the beginning; He was True when the ages commenced and has ever been True. He is also True now.

Guru Nanak

Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.

Guru Nanak

Dwell in peace in the home of your own being, and the Messenger of Death will not be able to touch you.

Guru Nanak

Those who have loved are those that have found God

Guru Nanak

Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore.

Guru Nanak

The world is a drama, staged in a dream

Guru Nanak

Only fools argue whether to eat meat or not. They don't understand truth, nor do they meditate on it. Who can define what is meat and what is plant? Who knows where the sin lies, being a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian?

Guru Nanak

I bow at His Feet constantly, and pray to Him, the Guru, the True Guru, has shown me the Way.

Guru Nanak

If the people use the wealth bestowed on them by God for themselves alone or for treasuring it, it is like a corpse. But if they decide to share it with others, it becomes sacred food.

Guru Nanak

Riches cannot be gathered without sin and evil means.

Guru Nanak

Death would not be called bad, O people, if one knew how to truely die.

Guru Nanak

From its brilliancy everything is illuminated.

Guru Nanak

Your Mercy is my social status.

Guru Nanak

Even kings and emperors, with mountains of property and oceans of wealth - these are not even equal to an ant, who does not forget God.

Guru Nanak

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

Let God's grace be the mosque, and devotion the prayer mat. Let the Quran be the good conduct.

Guru Nanak

Asceticism doesn't lie in mere words; He is an ascetic who treats everyone alike. Asceticism doesn't lie in visiting burial places; it lies not in wandering about nor in bathing at places of pilgrimage. Asceticism is to remain pure amidst impurities.

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

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

One cannot comprehend Him through reason, even if one reasoned for ages.

Guru Nanak

Sing the songs of joy to the Lord, serve the Name of the Lord, and become the servant of His servants.

Guru Nanak

There are worlds and more worlds below them, and there are a hundred thousand skies over them. No one has been able to find the limits and boundaries of God. If there be any account of God, then alone the mortal can write the same; but God's account does not finish, and the mortal himself dies while still writing.

Guru Nanak

Me, the bard out of work, the Lord has applied to His service. In the very beginning, He gave me the order to sing His praises night and day. The Master summoned the minstrel to His True Court. He clothed me with the robe of His true honour and eulogy. Since then, the True Name had become my ambrosial food.

Guru Nanak

I am neither a child, a young man, nor an ancient; nor am I of any caste.

Guru Nanak

I am neither male nor female, nor am I sexless. I am the Peaceful One, whose form is self-effulgent, powerful radiance.

Guru Nanak

By singing the Guru's hymns, I, the minstrel spread the Lord's glory. Nanak, by praising the True Name, I have obtained the perfect Lord.

Guru Nanak

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

There is but one God. True is His Name, creative His personality and immortal His form. He is without fear sans enmity, unborn and self-illumined. By the Guru's grace He is obtained.

Guru Nanak

Nanak, the whole world is in distress. He, who believes in the Name, becomes victorious.

Guru Nanak

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

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

Asceticism doesn't lie in ascetic robes or in walking staff nor in the ashes. Asceticism doesn't lie in the earring nor in the shaven head nor blowing a conch. Asceticism lies in remaining pure amidst impurities.

Guru Nanak

He who regards all men as equals is religious.

Guru Nanak

Through shallow intellect, the mind becomes shallow, and one eats the fly, along with the sweets.

Guru Nanak

Thou has a thousand eyes and yet not one eye; Thou host a thousand forms and yet not one form.

Guru Nanak

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

What should the yogi have to fear? Trees, plants, and all that is inside and outside, is He Himself

Guru Nanak

I am not the born; how can there be either birth or death for me?

Guru Nanak