By thinking and thinking again a hundred thousand times, one cannot find a solution
By being quiet, peace cannot be found even if poised deep in meditation forever
The hunger of the hungry cannot be quenched if food is carried as baggage
One may possess a hundred thousand clever ideas, but even one will not accompany him/her*
How then can one be purified? How can one throw away the falsehood?
Says Nanak, By Abiding by the Command of God, which is written along with everyone!
By Your Command entities are formed. Your Command cannot be predicted.
With your Command one obtains respect and is praised.
By Your Command Ups & Downs occur. With Your Command is written suffering and happiness.
Without Your Command no one is blessed. With your Command one lives in perpetual migrations.
Everyone in Within Your Command, None is outside His Order.
Says Nanak, "Whosoever realizes Your Command, Never speaks in ego."
(Guru Nanak Dev: 'Japji Sahib')
Sikh Stories (Storyteller)
By Anita Ganeri (Author), Rachael Phillips (Illustrator)
Beautifully commissioned artwork is combined here with clear and sensitively written narrative introducing young readers to some of the most significant beliefs, values, and traditions of the world's six main faiths. These books contain fact boxes about people, places, objects, and events, and a glossary of key terms. They have been produced in close associations with consultants from each of the six religions.
Sikh Stories focuses on stories about the lives of the gurus.