Equality . Word of God Revealed

"Guru Nanak (founder of Sikhism in the form of ten gurus 1469-1708), received a revelation from God, the creator.   Embracing the gender-free, one universal creator (monotheism), he rejected the caste system, and the inferior status of women and declared untrue the beliefs of the day.   He that anything he declared was declared under the authority of the creator, God." An Introduction to Sikhism 

The word of God in the Sikh scriptures is best understood if one can read/write Gurmukhi.  A translated attempt here is only an attempt to simplify and perhaps enable and encourage individuals to read the scripture on their own, in the language is written in and best understood in - Gurmukhi.   The beauty of the word cannot be emulated and may Waheguru forgive us for any shortcomings.  

Quotes and their meanings are never to be derived out of context.  They are provided here for inspiration and educational purposes only.  Please refer to the respective page in the Guru Granth Sahib to read the entire Shabad or Raag for sake of meaningfulness and connotation.

Declaration of God's command

I do not even know how to speak on my own, I speak what the Lord commands.
(Guru Arjan, Page 763, line 6)

The Word of God is True, and True are those who speak of God. Those ears are True, and True are those who listen to the Lords Praises.
(Guru Arjan, Page 285, Line 8)

The Lord, the Master is True.  Judgment is rendered according to God's commands.  God's justice is true.
(Guru Nanak, Page 723 Line, 2)

Whatever is said to be, is from You, O Lord. 
(Guru Nanak, Page 905, Line 14)

I observe neither Hindu fasting nor the ritual of the Muslim Ramadan month;
Him I serve who at the last shall save.
The Lord of universe of the Hindus, Gosain and Allah to me are one;
From Hindus and Muslims have I broken free.
I perform neither Kaaba pilgrimage nor at bathing spots worship;
One sole Lord I serve, and no other.
I perform neither the Hindu worship nor the Muslim prayer;
To the Sole Formless Lord in my heart I bow.  We neither are Hindus nor Muslims;
Our body and life belong to the One Supreme Being who alone is both Ram and Allah for us.
Guru Arjan, Guru Granth Sahib, Raga Bhairon page 1136

The teachings of the Gurus in the Guru Granth Sahib (GGS: the most authoritative scriptures for Sikhs) came to them directly from God and hence it is the divine word of God.  The tenth Guru, Gobind Singh proclaimed the eleventh and last Guru as the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy scripture.  Sikhs are required to commit to living by the ethical code of conduct and be initiated into the Khalsa (saint-soldiers).


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