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Guru Granth

Hari OM
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Yesterday, the Sikhs celebrated Guru Granth Installation Day, when the scriptures of their great saint were accepted and acknowledged for their worth and wisdom. The Sikh religion grew from a desire to find the common ground between Hinduism and Islam; a balance between these two exists within the faith and how it is practiced. To honour the Granth, here is the opening excerpt (and if you would care to read more, you can click this link.)

सति नामु करता पुरखु निरभउ निरवैरु अकाल मूरति अजूनी सैभं गुर प्रसादि  
Ikoaʼnkār saṯ nām karṯā purakẖ nirbẖao nirvair akāl mūraṯ ajūnī saibẖaʼn gur parsāḏ. 
One Universal Creator God. The Name Is Truth. Creative Being Personified. No Fear. No Hatred. Image Of The Undying, Beyond Birth, Self-Existent. By Guru's Grace ~ 

Chant And Meditate: 

आदि सचु जुगादि सचु  
Āḏ sacẖ jugāḏ sacẖ. 
True In The Primal Beginning. True Throughout The Ages. 

है भी सचु नानक होसी भी सचु ॥१॥ 
Hai bẖī sacẖ Nānak hosī bẖī sacẖ. ||1|| 
True Here And Now. O Nanak, Forever And Ever True. ||1|| 

सोचै सोचि होवई जे सोची लख वार  
Socẖai socẖ na hovaī je socẖī lakẖ vār. 
By thinking, He cannot be reduced to thought, even by thinking hundreds of thousands of times. 

चुपै चुप होवई जे लाइ रहा लिव तार  
Cẖupai cẖup na hovaī je lāe rahā liv ṯār. 
By remaining silent, inner silence is not obtained, even by remaining lovingly absorbed deep within. 

भुखिआ भुख उतरी जे बंना पुरीआ भार  
Bẖukẖiā bẖukẖ na uṯrī je bannā purīā bẖār. 
The hunger of the hungry is not appeased, even by piling up loads of worldly goods. 

सहस सिआणपा लख होहि इक चलै नालि  
Sahas siāṇpā lakẖ hohi ṯa ik na cẖalai nāl. 
Hundreds of thousands of clever tricks, but not even one of them will go along with you in the end. 

किव सचिआरा होईऐ किव कूड़ै तुटै पालि  
Kiv sacẖiārā hoīai kiv kūrhai ṯutai pāl. 
So how can you become truthful? And how can the veil of illusion be torn away? 

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