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