Quotes by Guru Tegh Bahadur

Quotes by Guru Tegh Bahadur

Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji (Gurmukhi: ਗੁਰੂ ਤੇਗ਼ ਬਹਾਦੁਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ) was the ninth of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism. Guru Ji was a versatile poet and embodied a message of freedom, courage, and compassion; “Fear not and frighten not.” He founded a new town called Anandpur Sahib (City of Bliss) and went on missionary tours to UP and Bengal. Guru Ji also initiated welfare projects all over northern Panjab. Guru Ji symbolized the triumph of good over evil, Guru Ji’s martyrdom, unique in the history of mankind, inspired many Sikhs to lay down their lives for noble causes and moral values.

Here are some of his popular Gurbani (Gurus Words) Quotes from the Sikh religion’s holy book Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (SGGS).

Guru Tegh Bahadur quotes

  • O mother, I have been blessed with the wealth of God’s Name. My Mind is free from wandering and is established in peace. Avarice and worldly love dare not touch me and pure divine knowledge fills me. Greed and desire can not affect me. I am totally immersed in Lord’s devotion. – Guru Tegh Bahadur

  • O saints, renounce the Ego, and always flee from lust, wrath, and evil company. One should consider pain and pleasure, honor and dishonor the same. One should renounce both praise and blame and even the search for salvation. This is a very difficult path, and rare is a (Gurmukh) pious person who knows how to tread it. – Guru Tegh Bahadur

  • If the hands, feet, or body are covered with dust, they are cleansed by washing them with water. if clothes are made unclean, by use of soap they are washed of impurity. If the buddhi (intellect) is defined by sin, love of the Name will purify it. – Guru Tegh Bahadur

Guru Tegh Bahadur quotes

  • For the ones who consider praise and dispraise are the same, greed and attachment don’t exist, and pain and pleasure don’t entrap, consider them enlightened and saved. – Guru Tegh Bahadur

  • One who vanquishes his ego and beholds the Lord as the Sole Doer of all things, that person has attained ‘Jiwan Mukti’ (is liberated while living), know this as the real truth, says Nanak. – Guru Tegh Bahadur

  • One who grieves not in misery and delights not in pleasure, who is free from fear and attachment, and for whom gold and dust are the same and who has renounced both praising and blaming (flattery and slander) and is immune to greed, worldly attachments, and pride….when the all Merciful Guru blesses a disciple with His Grace, only then does the disciple attain this blessed spiritual state and blends (merges) with the Lord as water with water. – Guru Tegh Bahadur

Guru Tegh Bahadur quotes

  • Never forsake the ones you swear to protect, rather give up your head. Sacrifice your life, but never your faith. – Guru Tegh Bahadur

  • Those who make pilgrimages to sacred shrines, observe ritualistic fasts, and make donations to charity while still taking pride in their minds. O Nanak, their actions are useless, like the elephant, who takes a bath and then rolls in the dust. – Guru Tegh Bahadur

Guru Tegh Bahadur quotes

  • Give up your head, but forsake not those whom you have undertaken to protect. Sacrifice your life, but relinquish not your faith. – Guru Tegh Bahadur

  • For whom praise and dispraise are the same, and on whom greed and attachment have no effect. Consider him only enlightened whom pain and pleasure do not entrap. Consider such a person saved. – Guru Tegh Bahadur

Guru Tegh Bahadur quotes

  • One who is beyond praise and slander, who looks upon gold and iron alike… One who is not affected by pleasure or pain, who looks upon friend and enemy alike, says Nanak, listen, mind. – Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji

  • Know that such a person is liberated. – Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji

Guru Tegh Bahadur quotes

  • True Realisation of the actual nature of this material world, its perishable, transitory, and illusory aspects best dawns on a person in suffering. – Guru Tegh Bahadur

  • Why go to search forests (to find Him). He who dwells in all hearts but remains ever pure pervades thy heart also. Just as fragrance fills the rose and reflection the mirror, the Lord pervades all without a break; search Him inside thee. The Guru hath revealed this knowledge that the Aum pervades inside and outside. Saith Nanak, without knowing thyself the scum of doubt will not be removed. – Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji

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