I am neither a child, a young man, nor an ancient; nor am I of any caste.

— Guru Nanak

The most interesting Guru Nanak quotes that will transform you to a better person

As fragrance abides in the flower As reflection is within the mirror, So does your Lord abide within you, Why search for him without?


Conquer your mind and conquer the world.

Guru Nanak quote Before becoming a Muslim, a Hindu, a Sik

Before becoming a Muslim, a Hindu, a Sikh or a Christian. Lets become a human first.


Only fools argue whether to eat meat or not.

They don't understand truth nor do they meditate on it. Who can define what is meat and what is plant Who knows where the sin lies, being a vegetarian or a non vegetarian


Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore.


For each and every person, our Lord and Master provides sustenance.

Why are you so afraid, O mind? The flamingos fly hundreds of miles, leaving their young ones behind. Who feeds them, and who teaches them to feed themselves? Have you ever thought of this in your mind?


The highest religion is to rise to universal brother hood;

aye to consider all creatures your equals.


There is but One God, His name is Truth, He is the Creator, He fears none, he is without hate, He never dies, He is beyond the cycle of births and death, He is self illuminated, He is realized by the kindness of the True Guru. He was True in the beginning, He was True when the ages commenced and has ever been True, He is also True now.


Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.


From woman, man is born; within woman, man is conceived; to woman he is engaged and married. Woman becomes his friend; through woman, the future generations come. When his woman dies, he seeks another woman; to woman he is bound. So why call her bad? From her, kings are born. From woman, woman is born; without woman, there would be no one at all.


God is one, but he has innumerable forms.

He is the creator of all and He himself takes the human form.


The True One was there from time immemorial.

He is there today and ever there you will find. He never died nor will he ever die. ... Look within, you will see Him there enshrined.


Be kind to all beings, this is more meritorious than bathing at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage and donating money.


About Guru Nanak

Quotes 76 sayings
Profession Philosopher
Birthday October 16

Let God's grace be the mosque, and devotion the prayer mat.

Let the Quran be the good conduct. Let modesty be compassion, good manners fasting, you should be a Muslim the like of this. Let good deeds be your Kaaba and truth be your mentor. Your Kalma be your creed and prayer, God would then vindicate your honour.


Truth is the highest virtue, but higher still is truthful living.


See the brotherhood of all mankind as the highest order of Yogis;

conquer your own mind, and conquer the world.


Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake;

owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state arises of the individualized, limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self.


Dwell in peace in the home of your own being, and the Messenger of Death will not be able to touch you.


He ,who is appointed to ,cohabit with the widow shall ,approach her at night anointed with clarified butter and silent, ,and beget one son, by no means a second.


There, where neither your children nor your spouse shall accompany you, the Name of the Lord shall emancipate you.


Build the raft of meditation and self-discipline, to carry you across the river.

There will be no ocean, and no rising tides to stop you; this is how comfortable your path shall be.


Even kings and emperors, with mountains of property and oceans of wealth - these are not even equal to an ant, who does not forget God.


But for disloyalty to her husband a wife is censured among men, and ,in her next life she is born in the womb of a jackal and tormented by diseases, the punishment of her sin.


Yet in a kingdom containing seven constituent parts, which is upheld like the triple staff ,of an ascetic , there is no ,single part more important ,than the others , by reason of the importance of the qualities of each for the others.


Those who conquer their minds are beings of renunciation and detachment.

They are beings of renunciation and detachment they are lovingly focused on the True One, they realize and understand themselves.


The Formless Supreme Being abides in the Realm of Eternity.

Over His creation He casts His glance of grace. In that Realm are contained all the continents and the universes, Exceeding in number all count. Of creation worlds upon worlds abide therein; All obedient to His will; He watches over them in bliss, And has each constantly in mind.


I am in constant bliss, day and night, egotism has been dispelled from within me.


Blessed, blessed is that body horse which meditates on the Lord God.


An adopted son shall never take the family, name and the estate of his natural father, the funeral cake follows the family, name and the estate, the funeral offerings of him who gives ,his son in adoption cease, as far as that son is concerned.


Emotional attachment to Maya is totally painful, this is a bad bargain.


Neither ancients nor moderns who were good men have done such ,a deed that, after promising ,a daughter to one man, they have her to another, Nor, indeed, have we heard, even in former creations, of such ,a thing as the covert sale of a daughter for a fixed price, called a nuptial fee.


Far from wife and son am 1, far from land and wealth and other notions of that kind. I am the Witness, the Eternal, the Inner Self.


As a father ,supports his sons, so let the eldest support his younger brothers, and let them also in accordance with the law behave towards their eldest brother as sons ,behave.


Blessed, blessed is the True Guru, the Immaculate, Almighty Lord God, meeting Him, I meditate on the Name of the Lord.


O my heart! Love God as the chatrik loves the rain drops, Who even when fountains are full and the land green, Is not satisfied as long as it cannot get a drop of rain.


Giving no pain to any creature, let him slowly accumulate spiritual merit, for the sake ,of acquiring a companion to the next world, just as the white ant ,gradually raises its hill.


Those who have not obtained the Blessed Vision, the Blessed Vision of the Darshan of the True Guru, the Almighty Lord God they have fruitlessly, uselessly wasted their whole lives in vain.


When the purpose of the appointment to ,cohabit with the widow bas been attained in accordance with the law, those two shall behave towards each other like a father and a daughter in law.


The word is the Guru, The Guru is the Word, For all nectar is enshrined in the world Blessed is the word which reveal the Lord's name But more is the one who knows by the Guru's grace.


He who, having lost his parents or being abandoned, by them without ,just cause, gives himself to a ,man , is called a son self given.


No calamity happens to those who eagerly follow auspicious customs and the rule of good conduct, to those who are always careful of purity, and to those who mutter ,sacred texts and offer burnt oblations.


As with cows, mares, female camels, slave girls, buffalo cows, she goats, and ewes, it is not the begetter ,or his owner who obtains the offspring, even thus ,it is with the wives of others.


May liberal men abound with us! May our knowledge of the Vedas and our progeny increase! May faith not forsake us! May we have much to give to the needy.


My mind and body, my mind and body I cut my body into pieces, and I dedicate these to Him.


Let him avoid ,the acquisition of wealth and ,the gratification of his desires, if they are opposed to the sacred law, and even lawful acts which may cause pain in the future or are offensive to men.


I am not the born; how can there be either birth or death for me?


I am a song bird, I am a meek song bird, I offer my prayer to the Lord.


Excluded from all fellowship at meals, excluded from all sacrifices, excluded from instruction and from matrimonial alliances, abject and excluded from all religious duties, let them wander over ,this earth.


Be the wisdom your support. Be the compassion your guide and listen to the Divine Music that beats in every heart.


Thou has a thousand eyes and yet not one eye; Thou host a thousand forms and yet not one form.