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Selected Couplets of Guru Tegh Bahadur - (Slokas)
"Do you count among your goods
Wealth. wife, gold or land?
None of these can help you fool;
This you must understand."
"He lifts up all who are poor or low
He drives away all fear
The help of helpless ones is God
Mind, He is always near."
"He gave you body, comforts, wealth
And a homely place to live,
So why, ungrateful man, to Him
Your praises don't you give?"
"The giver of all good is God
It only can be He;
Think on His Name- the only way
From bondage to be free."
"Good friend, repeat His Name; therein
Your soul's salvation lies;
Up, sing to Him, and lose no time
Your life swift-footed flies."
"Five elements your body make;
You know if you are wise
When torn appart by death; the soul
Back to the Source flies."
"In every heart the lord resides
This truth the saints proclaim.
Sing Him, to cross the sea of life;
His hymns the waves shall tame."
"Who looks alike on woe or weal,
Is free from greed and fraud;
O such a man is near to
The form of the mighty Lord."
"Whose lips no blame or flattery move
Who values iron as gold,
O, such a man no power on earth
As a slave can ever hold."
"Who keeps quite calm in joy or grief
And calls each man his friend,
For such a man the age long tale
Of birth and death will end."
"The man who strikes fear in none
Nor lives himself in fear,
O such a man has wisdom's light
That shines far and near."
"Leaving all the sins aside
Who pores on Lord divine,
On his lucky brow O Nanak
A light shall ever shine."
"If pilgrimage, fasts and charity
Bring pride into your mind;
Then like the silly elephant's bath
All efforts fruitless find."
"In this age His Name alone
Removes all sin and fear,
Who sing His praises day and night
Shall find the success near."
"As bubbles appearing on water
Instantly make and break.
O listen, my friend, says Nanak;
Such is the creation's fate."
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