Guru Nanak Ki Bani

Articles on Sikhism written by Sujan Singh


Sikhism was founded by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji over 500 years back. The followers of Sikhism are called Sikhs who were later christened by tenth guru, Sri Guru Govind Sing Ji as Khalsa in 1699 AD. Sikhs are guided by Guru Bani of Sri Guru Granth Saheb Ji deified as the guru of Sikhs by Sri Guru Govind Singh Ji during his life time.Sri Guru Granth Saheb Ji was compiled by fifth Sikh guru, Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji and contains guru bani of seven gurus and eighteen saints. The selection of saints by guru ji for inclusion of their bani in Sri Guru Granth Saheb Ji was done solely on the basis that the basic principles in their bani were same as those in the bani of all the gurus. Sikh tenets do not believe in idol worship as well as the worship of tombs, mausoleums, trees, animals, gods and goddesses.  The leaders of some religious sects, however, tend to interpret guru bani in a way that suits their interests overlooking the basic principles of Sikhism. This website is created to interpret guru bani in right perspective for the guidance of Sikh youth as well as members of other communities who believe in Sikh tenets. 


+2 #1 Jatinder Kaur 2015-04-20 07:04
In what context the word "christened " used on this page, in the first line. I suppose it should be baptized.
Kindly advise/ comment.


Daily Hukamnama in English

  • RAAG SOOHEE, CHHANT, FIFTH MEHL, FIRST HOUSE: ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU: Listen, madman: gazing upon the world, why have you gone crazy? Listen, madman: you have been trapped by false love, which is transitory, like the fading color of the safflower. Gazing upon the false world, you are fooled. It is not worth even half a shell. Only the Name of the Lord of the Universe is permanent. You shall take on the deep and lasting red color of the poppy, contemplating the sweet Word of the Guru’s Shabad. You remain intoxicated with false emotional attachment; you are attached to falsehood. Nanak, meek and humble, seeks the Sanctuary of the Lord, the treasure of mercy. He preserves the honor of His devotees. || 1 || Listen, madman: serve your Lord, the Master of the breath of life. Listen, madman: whoever comes, shall go. Listen, O wandering stranger: that which you believe to be permanent, shall all pass away; so remain in the Saints’ Congregation. Listen, renunciate: by your good destiny, obtain the Lord, and remain attached to God’s Feet. Dedicate and surrender this mind to the Lord, and have no doubts; as Gurmukh, renounce your great pride. O Nanak, the Lord carries the meek and humble devotees across the terrifying world-ocean. What Glorious Virtues of Your should I chant and recite? || 2 || Listen, madman: why do you harbor false pride? Listen, madman: all your egotism and pride shall be overcome. What you think is permanent, shall all pass away. Pride is false, so become the slave of God’s Saints. Remain dead while still alive, and you shall cross over the terrifying world-ocean, if it is your pre-ordained destiny. One whom the Lord causes to meditate intuitively, serves the Guru, and drinks in the Ambrosial Nectar. Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of the Lord’s Door; I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice, a sacrifice, forever a sacrifice to Him. || 3 || Listen, madman: do not think that you have found God. Listen, madman: be the dust under the feet of those who meditate on God. Those who meditate on God find peace. By great good fortune, the Blessed Vision of their Darshan is obtained. Be humble, and be forever a sacrifice, and your self-conceit shall be totally eradicated. One who has found God is pure, with blessed destiny. I would sell myself to him. Nanak, the meek and humble, seeks the Sanctuary of the Lord, the ocean of peace. Make him Your own, and preserve his honor. || 4 || 1 || Hukamnama from

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