Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Poetic Verses


"The Divine Guru hath sent me for religion's sake

On this account, I have come into the world;

Extend the faith everywhere

Seize and destroy the evil and sinful.

Understand this, ye holymen, in your minds

I assumed birth for the purpose of spreading the faith, saving the saints and extirpating all tyrants."

(Guru Gobind Singh- Chaupai, Bachitar Natak)


"Nam is the priceless Jewel that the perfect Guru hath;

If one dedicates oneself in love to the True Guru,

He lights in one's heart the Light of Wisdom, and Nam is then revealed.

Blessed is the fortunate one who goeth to meet the Guru."

(Sri Rag Mohalla 4, p-40)


"He who constantly keeps in mind

Intent upon Ever Awake Living Light of Consciousness

And never swerves from the thought of One God;

And he who is adorned with full faith in Him

And is wholly steeped in the Love of the Lord,

And even by mistake never puts his faith in fasting

Or in worship of tombs, sepulchre or crematoriums,

Caring not for pilgrimages, alms, charities,

Penances or austerities;

Or anything else but devotion to One God;

And in whose heart and soul the Divine Light

Shines forth as the full moon

He is known as Khalsa, the purest of the pure."

(Guru Gobind Singh- Swayas)


"Without Thee (God) I worship none Whatever boon I want, get from Thee."

The Guru makes the above point clear in his thirty-three Swayas:

"Some fasten an idol firmly to their breasts; some say that

Shiv is God;

Some say that God is in the temple of the Hindus; others

believe that He is in the mosque of the Musalmans;

Some say that Rama is God; some say Krishna; some in their hearts accept the incarnations as God;

But I have forgotten all vain religion and know in my heart that the Creator is the only God."

(Swaya- XII)

"Why call Shiv God, and why speak of Brahma as God?

God is not Ram Chander, Krishan, or Vishnu whom ye suppose to be the lords of the world.

Sukhdev, Prasar, and Vyas erred in abandoning the One God and worshipping many gods.

All have set up false religions; I in every way believe that there is but One God."

(Swaya- XV, Guru Gobind Singh)

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"How long shall I patiently wait?

My heart is restless for a vision of thee,

My tearful eyes, says Goya,

Have become flooding streams of love

Flowing in a passionate affection towards thee."


"My life and faith are held in bondage,

By His sweet and angelic face;

The glory of Heaven and earth,

Is hardly worth,

A hair of His golden looks.

O! How can I bear the light,

Shed by the piercing glance of His love,

To ennoble and enlighten life,

A glimpse of the Beloved is enough."

"Both worlds, here and hereafter, are filled with God's light;

The sun and moon are merely servants who hold His torches.

They who search for God are ever civil.


"Agya bhai Akal ki tabhi chalayo Panth

Sabh Sikhan ko hukam hai Guru manyo Granth

Guru Granth Ji manyo pargat Guran ki deh

Jo Prabhu ko milbo chahe khoj shabad mein le

Raj karega Khalsa aqi rahei na koe

Khwar hoe sabh milange bache sharan jo hoe."