Thursday, January 12, 2006

Definition Of A Holy Man: By Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
A man called Kalu once came before Satguru Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj and asked guru sahib for the definition of a holy man.

Guru Sahib said "Recognize him as holy in whom are to be found friend ship, sympathy, pleasure at the welfare of others, and dislike of evil company.

  • In the first place, the intentions of holy men are pure.
  • Secondly, they are pleased on hearing the praises of others.
  • Thirdly, holy men serve the virtuous.
  • Fourthly, they honour those who can impart to them learning and good counsel.
  • Fifthly, as there is a periodical craving for food or intoxicants, so they feel a craving for the Guru's word and for divine knowledge.
  • Sixthly, they love their wives, and renounce other women.
  • Seventhly, they avoid subjects from which quarrels may arise.
  • Eighthly, they serve those who are superior to themselves in devotion.
  • Ninthly, even if strong, they are not arrogant, and trample not on others.
  • Tenthly, they abandon the society of the evil, and only associate with the holy."

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

taken from DMROG by Shiromani Kathakar....?