Guru Arjan Dev Quotes

Guru Arjan Dev Quotes

Guru Arjan Dev was the fifth of the ten total Sikh Gurus. He compiled the first official edition of the Sikh scripture called the Adi Granth, which later expanded into the Guru Granth Sahib which is the eleventh and eternal Guru of Sikhs. Guru Arjan Dev was the first martyr of the Sikh faith, he sowed the seed of martyrdom which flourished after him and became the heritage of the Sikh People. The martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji became a watershed moment for the Sikhs.

He founded Tarn Taran Sahib in the Year 1590 and the digging of the tank (Sarovar) started. When the tank was completed it was the biggest and largest tank in the whole of Panjab. He compiled the Guru Granth Sahib in 1604 and built Golden Temple. He started the practice of daswandh (tithe) – contributing one-tenth of one’s earnings for community purposes. Guru Sahib showed that a Sikh should live in dignity and die with honor and that a Sikh should never tolerate insult or oppression.

Popular quotes by Guru Arjan Dev Ji

Arjan Dev Quote

  • By the Grace of God, I am cured of the disease of egotism, and Death no longer terrifies me. – Guru Arjan Dev

  • He who lowers his mind to the dust of all men’s feet, Sees the Name of God enshrined in every heart. – Guru Arjan Dev

  • He who lowers his mind to the dust of all men’s feet, Sees the Name of God enshrined in every heart. – Guru Arjan Dev

Arjan Dev Quote

  • Don’t create enmity with anyone as God is within everyone. – Guru Arjan Dev

  • Haven’t you heard the call from beyond, O beautiful soul-bride? You must go to your in-laws; you cannot stay with your parents forever. – Guru Arjan Dev

  • Seize and burn the unbearable; seize and kill the imperishable; leave behind your doubts, and then, you shall drink in the Nectar. – Guru Arjan Dev

  • One who practices the truth, righteous living, charity, and good deeds, has the supplies for God’s Path. Worldly success shall not fail him. – Guru Arjan Dev

Arjan Dev Quote

  • By forgetting the Supreme Lord, all the ailments cling to the man. – Guru Arjan Dev

  • In the month of Chayt, by meditating on Vaheguru, the King of the Universe, a deep and profound joy arises. – Guru Arjan Dev

  • The Lord of man and beast is working in all; His presence is scattered everywhere; There is none else to be seen. – Guru Arjan Dev

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