“Don't create enmity with any one as
God is within everyone”

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Guru Arjan Dev: AG1299
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Harminder Sahib Golden Temple
Amritsar (INDIA)

 

“None is my enemy, none a stranger and
every one is my friend”

........................................................................................................ Guru Arjan Dev: AG 1299

Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji was a prophet of peace. He declared that mutual love, truth and tolerance were the instruments through which peace and calm could be brought about in the aching society. He was thus a great protagonist of peace and sympathy, what we call in political phraseology, peaceful co-existence. About this particular aspect, T.L. Vaswani writes [7] in his own peculiar way:

"Lo! Like a mighty host,
Moves the Guru's Brotherhood in God!
Brothers! We are treading
Where the saints have trod,
We are not divided,
All one body we,
One in hope and vision
One in faith and charity.”

Guru Nanak considered the principles of LOVE, TRUTH, TOLERANCE, NON-VIOLENCE and PEACE as his real family. It can be corroborated with a reply which the Guru once gave to his uncle Lalu (Lal Chand). In reply to his question, says Guru Nanak:

"Forgiveness my mother, contentment my father, truth by which I have subdued my heart my uncle, love of God my brother, true love my own begotten son, patience my daughter, I am pleased with such relations. Peace my companion, wisdom my disciple. This is my family in whom I ever rejoice. The one God has adorned us all in my Lord.”

The ideal of social equality is not the ultimate aim of the ethics of Sikhism. This equality may be maintained without feeling any affection or regard for each other, but such bare equality would not be enough because it does not confirm to the ideal of humanistic morality. Hence in order to make it whole, it should be saturated with the idea of spiritual unity of mankind. The Guru stated:

"As out of a single fire, millions of sparks arise; arise in separation but come together again when they fall back in the fire. As from a heap of dust, grains of dust sweep up and fill the air, and filling it fall in a heap of dust. As out of single stream, countless waves rise up and being water, fall back in water again. So from God's form emerge alive and inanimate things and since they arise from Him, they shall fall in Him again."
...................................................................................................(Guru Gobind Singh- Akal Ustat)