FALSE ALLIANCES

There can never be any alliance (ਜੋੜ) between the devotees (ਭਗਤ, Gurmukh...)
and the worldly people (ਦੁਨੀਆਦਾਰ). (sggs 145).
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Alliance implies association, affinity, union, bond, connection or attachment (Dharhaa, Sambandh, Jarhu or Moh) between families, states, parties, individuals, and so on. As the worldly alliances are based on subject-object relationship, they are all in hazards of duality ("Doojaa Bhaav"); representing the blind-mind with its offspring of wicked sense-tendencies. Therefore, inner attachment to them leads only to more hypocrisy and delusion.

Duality is Maya, relativity, illusion, ignorance or corruption of the deluded consciousness. Which is none other than the false self (egoity, selfishness, "I-ness" and "my-ness"...). In other words, man's all worldly alliances are functioning of his physical self with its formidable foes like lust, anger, greed, attachment, self-conceit, enviousness and stubborn mindedness (whose variations can be innumerable). As a consequent of these sense bolsheviks, one cannot see things in their proper perspective.

Accordingly, man's all worldly alliances are declared by the Gurbani (Sri Guru Granth Sahib, SGGS) to be false; for they are all bent toward worldly enjoyment. In the end, they turn into bloody tragedies. The edict of the Gurbani is that, in selfishness, one cannot be spiritual, objective, honest, truthful, moral, righteous, kind, compassionate, humble, open-minded, good, satisfied, loving, pure-minded, patience, kind, desireless, detached, meditative, harmonious, wise, balanced-minded and God fearing.

  • ਮਿਥਿਆ ਦੂਜਾ ਭਾਉ ਧੜੇ ਬਹਿ ਪਾਵੈ ॥ ਪਰਾਇਆ ਛਿਦ੍ਰੁ ਅਟਕਲੈ ਆਪਣਾ ਅਹੰਕਾਰੁ ਵਧਾਵੈ ॥ ਜੈਸਾ ਬੀਜੈ ਤੈਸਾ ਖਾਵੈ ॥: Mithiaa doojaa bhaau dharhe bahi paavai. Paraayaa shidar atkalai aapnaa ahankaar vadhaavai. Jaisaa beejai tesaa khaavai: In the false love of duality, people sit and form alliances. They complain about other peoples’ faults, while their own self-conceit only increases. As they plant, so will they harvest (sggs 366).
  • ਝੂਠਾ ਮਾਇਆ ਕਾ ਸਭੁ ਸੋਰ ॥: Jhoothaa maaeiaa kaa subh sor: All the tumult of Maya is false (sggs 178).
  • ਕੂਰ ਕਿਰਿਆ ਉਰਝਿਉ ਸਭ ਹੀ ਜਗ ...: Koor kriyaa urjhio sabh hee jag. Sree bhagvaan ko bhed na paaio: Entire world is entangled in false practices; people do not know God (Guru Gobind Singh Jee)

Selfishness is indicative of animal-nature; which is ruled by instinct to survive, not by discriminative intellect, reasoning, or judgment (Bibek Budhi). In animal kingdom, alliances can be seen between tiny ants to mighty elephants. Because of human selfishness (animal-nature), the worldly alliances only beget more corruption, fraud, crookedness, falsehood, abuse, promiscuity, meanness, conflicts, disharmony, danger, arguments, differences, misappropriations, and so on. The Gurbani sums it up as follows:

  • ਕਲਿਜੁਗ ਮਹਿ ਧੜੇ ਪੰਚ ਚੋਰ ਝਗੜਾਏ ॥: Kalijuga mahi dharre panch chor jhagarraae: In Kalijuga, the five thieves (i.e., all evil passions or Bikaar) instigate alliances and conflicts (sggs 366).
  • ਏਹ ਸਭਿ ਧੜੇ ਮਾਇਆ ਮੋਹ ਪਸਾਰੀ ॥ ਮਾਇਆ ਕਉ ਲੂਝਹਿ ਗਾਵਾਰੀ ॥: Eh sbh dharhe maya moh pasaaree. Maya kayu loojhahi gaavaaree: All these alliances are mere extensions of the love of Maya. Only fools argue over Maya (sggs 366).
  • ਝੂਠੁ ਧੜੇ ਕਰਿ ਪਛੋਤਾਹਿ ॥ ਥਿਰੁ ਨ ਰਹਹਿ ਮਨਿ ਖੋਟੁ ਕਮਾਹਿ ॥: Jhooth tharhe kari pashotaahi. Thir na rahe mani khot kamaahi: Making false alliances, the mortals repent and regret in the end. Those who practice falsehood will not last (sggs 366).
  • ਮਾਇਆ ਮਦਿ ਮਾਤਾ ਹੋਛੀ ਬਾਤਾ ਮਿਲਣੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ ਭਰਮ ਧੜਾ ॥: Maya mad maataa hoshee baataa milan na jaaee bharam dharhaa: Intoxicated with the wine of Maya, the mortal babbles on about trivial affairs; giving in to the illusion, he cannot meet the Lord (sggs 924).
  • ਦਾਸੀ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ ਤਿਆਗਿ ਏ ਕਰਮ ਹਮਾਰੇ ॥: Daasee sangat prabhoo tiaagi eae karam hamaare: I am worthless. I associate with Maya, your hand-maiden, and I renounce You, God; such are my actions (sggs 809).
  • ਕਾਮੁ ਕ੍ਰੋਧੁ ਲੋਭੁ ਮੋਹੁ ਨਿਤ ਝਗਰਤੇ ਝਗਰਾਇਆ ॥: Kaam krodh lobh mohu nit jhagarate jhagaraaeiaa: Lust, anger, greed and emotional attachment bring continual conflict and strife (sggs 984).
  • ਜਹ ਦੇਖਾ ਤਹ ਜੇਵਰੀ ਮਾਇਆ ਕਾ ਸਨਬੰਧੁ ॥: Jah dekhaa tah jevaree maya kaa sanbandhu: Wherever (I) look, there (I see) the rope of attachment to Maya. (sggs 551).
  • ਬਿਨੁ ਬੂਝੇ ਪਸੂ ਭਏ ਬੇਤਾਲੇ ॥੬॥: Binu boojhai pasu bhaye betaale ||6||: Without understanding, people become beast (-nature) and demon ||6|| (sggs 224).
  • ਕਰਤੂਤਿ ਪਸੂ ਕੀ ਮਾਨਸ ਜਾਤਿ ॥: Kartoot pasoo kee manas jaat: Men belong to the human species, but they act like animals (sggs 267).
  • ਮਨਮੁਖ ਤਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਣਨੀ ਪਸੂ ਮਾਹਿ ਸਮਾਨਾ ॥੩॥: Manmukh tatu na jaananee pasoo maahi samaanaa ||3|| (sggs 1009).
  • ਮੂਲੁ ਨ ਬੂਝਹਿ ਆਪਣਾ ਸੇ ਪਸੂਆ ਸੇ ਢੋਰ ਜੀਉ ॥: Moolu na boojhahi aapanaa se pasooaa se dhor jeeou: Those who do not understand their own Mool (Source, Origin, Jot...); they are beasts and they are cattle (i.e., great fools of animal intellect-ਡੰਗਰ ਬੁਧੀ ਵਾਲੇ ਮਹਾਂ ਮੂਰਖ)! (sggs 751).

Included in the false alliances is man's entanglements with the external religions of complex adherents and antagonists. As witnessed by the human history, the end result of such entanglements is more and more selfishness, falsehood, violence, hatred, cruelty, meanness, abuse, evil passions, ill will, unkindness, harshness, destructive instinct, false pride, arrogance, revengefulness, wickedness, littleness of mind, partiality, moroseness, bitterness, dissatisfaction, fanaticism, fundamentalism, communalism, divisions, wars, holocausts and killing in the name of God.

  • ਕਰਮ ਧਰਮ ਸਭਿ ਬੰਧਨਾ ਪਾਪ ਪੁੰਨ ਸਨਬੰਧੁ ॥: Karam dharam sabh bandhanaa paap punn sanabandh: Rituals and religions are all just entanglements; bad and good are bound up with them (sggs 551).
  • ਮਨ ਕਾ ਝੂਠਾ ਝੂਠੁ ਕਮਾਵੈ ॥: Mann kaa jhoothaa jhooth kamaavai: False or corrupt mind practices falsehood (sggs 948).
  • ਧਾਵਨ ਪਾਵਨ ਕੂਰ ਕਮਾਵਨ ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਕਰਤ ਅਉਧ ਤਨ ਜਾਰੀ ॥ ਕਰਮ ਧਰਮ ਸੰਜਮ ਸੁਚ ਨੇਮਾ ਚੰਚਲ ਸੰਗਿ ਸਗਲ ਬਿਧਿ ਹਾਰੀ ॥: Dhaavan paavan koor kamaavan ih bidhi karat audh tann jaaree. Karam dharm sanjam such nemaa chanchal sang sagal bidh haaree: People run around practicing falsehood, thus wasting their body. In this way, by associating with the fickle Maya, they give up virtous Karma, Dharma (truthfulness and righteousness), self-discipline, inner purity and vows (sggs 1388).
  • ਦੁਸਟੀ ਸਭਾ ਵਿਗੁਚੀਐ ਬਿਖੁ ਵਾਤੀ ਜੀਵਣ ਬਾਦਿ ॥੩॥: Dustee Sabhaa vigucheeai bikh vaatee jeevan baadi ||3||: (Associating with) Dushat Sabhaa, (one is) plundered and ruined. (Because) in the mouth (of the Dushat people) is poison (ਫਿੱਕੇ ਬੋਲ-ਰੂਪ, etc.) and their lives are useless ||3|| (sggs 1343).

Alliances are also forged between parents and children. Many times, one parent makes alliances with children to alienate the other parent! Alliances are made between friends, relatives, parties and countries to further the self-interest of members involved. Politicians makes alliances with their financial supporters, so that when elected, they can further their own selfish agenda, as well as that of their supporters.

  • ਕਿਸ ਹੀ ਧੜਾ ਕੀਆ ਮਿਤ੍ਰ ਸੁਤ ਨਾਲਿ ਭਾਈ ॥ ਕਿਸ ਹੀ ਧੜਾ ਕੀਆ ਕੁੜਮ ਸਕੇ ਨਾਲਿ ਜਵਾਈ ॥ ਕਿਸ ਹੀ ਧੜਾ ਕੀਆ ਸਿਕਦਾਰ ਚਉਧਰੀ ਨਾਲਿ ਆਪਣੈ ਸੁਆਈ ॥: Kis hee dharhaa keeaa mitar sut naali bhaaee..: Some form alliances with friends, children and siblings. Some form alliances with in-laws and relatives. Some form alliances with chiefs and leaders for their own selfish motives (sggs 366).
  • ਪੁਤ੍ਰ ਕਲਤ੍ਰ ਲੋਕ ਗ੍ਰਿਹ ਬਨਿਤਾ ਮਾਇਆ ਸਨਬੰਧੇਹੀ ॥: Puttr kalattr lok grih banitaa maya sanabandhehee: Children, spouses, men and women in one's household, are all bound by Maya (sggs 609).
  • ਦਾਰਾ ਮੀਤ ਪੂਤ ਸਨਬੰਧੀ ਸਗਰੇ ਧਨ ਸਿਉ ਲਾਗੇ ॥: Daaraa meet poot sanabandhee sagare dhann sio laagae: Wives, friends, children and relatives - all are attached to material wealth (sggs 633).
  • ਮਨਮੁਖਾ ਕੇਰੀ ਦੋਸਤੀ ਮਾਇਆ ਕਾ ਸਨਬੰਧੁ ॥: Manmukhaa keree dosatee Maya kaa sanabandh: Friendship with the material beings (Manmukhs-self-willed...) is an alliance with Maya—illusion, ignorance, and so on (sggs 959).
  • ਉਦਿਆਨ ਬਸਨੰ ਸੰਸਾਰੰ ਸਨਬੰਧੀ ਸ੍ਵਾਨ ਸਿਆਲ ਖਰਹ ॥ ਬਿਖਮ ਸਥਾਨ ਮਨ ਮੋਹ ਮਦਿਰੰ ਮਹਾਂ ਅਸਾਧ ਪੰਚ ਤਸਕਰਹ ॥ ਹੀਤ ਮੋਹ ਭੈ ਭਰਮ ਭ੍ਰਮਣੰ ਅਹੰ ਫਾਂਸ ਤੀਖ੍ਯ੍ਯਣ ਕਠਿਨਹ ॥ ਪਾਵਕ ਤੋਅ ਅਸਾਧ ਘੋਰੰ ਅਗਮ ਤੀਰ ਨਹ ਲੰਘਨਹ ॥ ਭਜੁ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਗੋੁਪਾਲ ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਚਰਣ ਸਰਣ ਉਧਰਣ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ॥੫੮॥: Oudiaan basanam sansaaram sanabandhee savaan siaal kharah ...: Living in the world, it is like a wild jungle. One's relatives are (or one's nature is ) like dogs, jackals and donkeys. Caught in this difficult place, the mind is intoxicated with the wine of emotional attachment; the five unconquered thieves (all evil passions) lurk there. The mortals wander lost in worldly love and emotional attachment, fear and doubt; thus they are caught in the sharp, strong noose of egotism. The ocean of worldly objects is full of fire of desires; it's terrifying and impassable. The distant shore is so far away; it cannot be reached. Meditate on the Divine in the company of the true and the wise; O Nanak, by His Grace, we are saved by Divine Name, or Lotus Feet ||58|| (sggs 1359).

Alliances are also made between nations for variety of reasons. For example, economic alliances between the "most industrialized" or "most powerful" or "most rich" nations ensure wealthy nations to remain wealthy and the poor nations to remain at bottom of the barrel. Defense alliances between nations serve as a tool for waging wars or fighting wars with other nations, who do not agree with their selfish agenda or philosophy.

  • ਕਬੀਰ ਧਰਤੀ ਸਾਧ ਕੀ ਤਸਕਰ ਬੈਸਹਿ ਗਾਹਿ ॥: Kabeer dharatee saadh kee tusakar baisahi gaahi: Kabeer, the earth belongs to the Holy, but it is being occupied by thieves (sggs 1375).
  • ਪੁਤ੍ਰੁ ਕਲਤ੍ਰੁ ਨਿਤ ਵੇਖੈ ਵਿਗਸੈ ਮੋਹਿ ਮਾਇਆ ॥ ਦੇਸਿ ਪਰਦੇਸਿ ਧਨੁ ਚੋਰਾਇ ਆਣਿ ਮੁਹਿ ਪਾਇਆ ॥ ਅੰਤਿ ਹੋਵੈ ਵੈਰ ਵਿਰੋਧੁ ਕੋ ਸਕੈ ਨ ਛਡਾਇਆ ॥: Putru kaltru nit vekhai vigasai mohi maya. Desi prades dhann choraai aan muhi paaiaa. Anti hovai vair virodh ko sakai na shadaaiaa. : Gazing on his children and his wife, the man is pleased and attached to Maya. Stealing the wealth of his own country and other lands, he brings it home and feeds them. In the end, hatred and conflict well up, and no one can save him (sggs 1249-1250).
  • ਹਉ ਠਗਵਾੜਾ ਠਗੀ ਦੇਸੁ ॥: Hayu thagwaarhaa thagge des: I am a robber; I rob the world (sggs 24).
  • ਕਰਿ ਪਰਪੰਚੁ ਜਗਤ ਕਉ ਡਹਕੈ ਅਪਨੋ ਉਦਰੁ ਭਰੈ ॥: Kar parpanch jagat kayu dahkai apno udar bharai: Practicing deception, you cheat the world, and so you fill your belly (sggs 990).
  • ਰਾਜੁ ਮਾਲੁ ਰੂਪੁ ਜਾਤਿ ਜੋਬਨੁ ਪੰਜੇ ਠਗ ॥ ਏਨੀ ਠਗੀਂ ਜਗੁ ਠਗਿਆ ਕਿਨੈ ਨ ਰਖੀ ਲਜ ॥ ...: Raaj maal roop jaat joban panjay thag. aynee thageeN jag thagi-aa kinai na rakhee laj ...: Royal power, wealth (greed or selfishness), beauty (lust), social status (pride of superiority) and youth (blind passion) are the five thieves. These thieves have plundered the world; no one's honor has been spared. But these thieves themselves are robbed, by those who surrender to God (sggs 1288).

The Gurbani's edict is: if there is a worldly alliance, there is selfishness. Selflessness and worldly alliances cannot coexist. As indicated in the Gurbani, it's the man's blind attachment to his selfish alliances that cloud his mind-mirror; veiling the Reality from him — his Unconditioned Nature.

Such alliances are said to be of no avail. Because, in reality, there can be no union between the love of the worldliness and the Love of the Reality. In other words, there can be no alliance between falsehood and the Truth. Just as there can be no alliance between the swans and the crows, or between the thorny bush and adjacent banana plant, or between the "Bhagat" (True Being) and the "Sansaaree" (worldly, material, or selfish being)! The Gurbani therefore asks us to detach from all worldly alliances; for everything we see will perish.

  • ਬਲਨ ਬਰਤਨ ਕਉ ਸਨਬੰਧੁ ਚਿਤਿ ਆਇਆ ॥: Balan bartan kou sanabandh chit aaiaa: Man's attachment to his household and entanglements cloud his mind (sggs 1145).
  • ਮਾਇਆ ਕੇ ਸਨਬੰਧ ਸੈਨ ਸਾਕ ਕਿਤ ਹੀ ਕਾਮਿ ਨ ਆਇਆ ॥: Maya ke sanabandh sain saak kit hee kaam na aaiaa: Relatives, relations and family bound through Maya are of no avail (sggs 497).
  • ਮਨਮੁਖ ਸੇਤੀ ਸੰਗੁ ਕਰੇ ਮੁਹਿ ਕਾਲਖ ਦਾਗੁ ਲਗਾਇ ॥: Manmukh setee sangu kare muhi kaalakh daagu lagaai: Whoever associates with the self-willed Manmukhs (i.e., Kusang), will have his face blackened (stigma, ਬਦਨਾਮੀ ਦਾ, he will lose his Giaan and Bibek-Budhi...). (sggs 1417).
  • ਨਾਨਕ ਧਾਤੁ ਲਿਵੈ ਜੋੜੁ ਨ ਆਵਈ ਜੇ ਲੋਚੈ ਸਭੁ ਕੋਇ ॥: Nanak dhaat livai jorhu na aavee je lochai sabh koi: O Nanak, there can be no union between the love of worldliness and the love of the Divine, no matter how much everyone may desire it (sggs 316).
  • ਜਾ ਹੰਸ ਸਭਾ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ਕਰਿ ਦੇਖਨਿ ਤਾ ਬਗਾ ਨਾਲਿ ਜੋੜੁ ਕਦੇ ਨ ਆਵੈ ॥: Jaa hansaa sabhaa veechaar kar dekhani taa bagaa naal jorhu kade na aavai: And when the gathering of swans looks and sees, they realize that they can never form an alliance with the crane (sggs 960).
  • ਕਬੀਰ ਮਾਰੀ ਮਰਉ ਕੁਸੰਗ ਕੀ ਕੇਲੇ ਨਿਕਟਿ ਜੁ ਬੇਰਿ ॥ ਉਹ ਝੂਲੈ ਉਹ ਚੀਰੀਐ ਸਾਕਤ ਸੰਗੁ ਨ ਹੇਰਿ ॥੮੮॥: Kabeer maaree marayu kusang kee kele nikti ju ber. Uh jhoolai uh cheereeyai saakat sang na heri ||88||: Kabeer, I have been ruined and destroyed by bad company (Kusang), like the banana plant near the thorn bush. The thorn bush waves in the wind, and pierces the banana plant; see this, and do not associate with the faithless cynics ||88|| (sggs 1369).
  • ਭਗਤਾ ਤੈ ਸੈਸਾਰੀਆ ਜੋੜੁ ਕਦੇ ਨ ਆਇਆ ॥: Bhagataa tai saisaareeaa jorhu kade na aaiaa: There can never be any alliance (ਜੋੜ) between the devotees (ਭਗਤ, Gurmukh...) and the worldly people (ਦੁਨੀਆਦਾਰ). (sggs 145).

We are urged by the Gurbani to disassociate ourselves from the selfishness. Instead, we must form alliance with the Divine Factor within (Mool...). To form alliance with the Divine Mool within means to Realize we are "That" — "Joti-Svaroopa" — beyond duality or non-duality, beyond good or bad, beyond Paap or Punn (vice or virtue), beyond likes or dislikes, beyond lover or Beloved, beyond "this" or "that".

  • ਹਮਾਰਾ ਧੜਾ ਹਰਿ ਰਹਿਆ ਸਮਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਹਮ ਹਰਿ ਸਿਉ ਧੜਾ ਕੀਆ ਮੇਰੀ ਹਰਿ ਟੇਕ ॥ ਮੈ ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਪਖੁ ਧੜਾ ਅਵਰੁ ਨ ਕੋਈ ਹਉ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਵਾ ਅਸੰਖ ਅਨੇਕ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: Hamaraa dharhaa hari rahiaa samaaee ||1||. Ham hari siyu dharhaa keeaa meree hari tek. Hari bin pakh dharhaa avar na koee hayu hari gun gaavaa asankh anek ||1|| Rahaaou ||: Some form alliances with friends, children and siblings. Some form alliances with in-laws and relatives. Some form alliances with chiefs and leaders for their own selfish motives. My alliance is with the Lord, who is All-pervading ||1||. I have formed my alliance with the Lord; the Lord is my only support. Other than the Lord, I have no other faction or alliance; I sing of the countless and endless Glorious Praises of the Lord ||1|| Pause || (sggs 366).
  • ਜਿਸ ਨੋ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਰੇ ਤਿਸੁ ਸਤਸੰਗਿ ਮਿਲਾਏ ॥ ਹਮਰਾ ਹਰਿ ਧੜਾ ਜਿਨਿ ਏਹ ਧੜੇ ਸਭਿ ਗਵਾਏੈ ॥: Jis no kirpaa kare tis satsang milaae. Hamaraa hari dhrhaa jini eh dharhe sabhi gavaae: The blessed one joins the Sat (Truth, within and without). My alliance is with the Lord, who has destroyed all these alliances (sggs 366).
  • ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਕਾ ਹਰਿ ਧੜਾ ਧਰਮੁ ਸਭ ਸ੍ਰਿਸਟਿ ਜਿਣਿ ਆਵੈ ॥: Jan Nanak kaa hari dharhaa dharm sabh sristi jini aavai: Servant Nanak has joined the Lord’s alliance of Dharma (Truth and Righteousness), which will conquer the whole world (sggs 366).
  • ਛਾਡਿ ਮਨ ਹਰਿ ਬਿਮੁਖਨ ਕੋ ਸੰਗੁ ॥: Shaad mann har bimukhan ko sang: O mind, do not even associate with those who have turned their backs on God (sggs 1253).
  • ਤਿਨ੍‍ ਸੰਗਿ ਸੰਗੁ ਨ ਕੀਚਈ ਨਾਨਕ ਜਿਨਾ ਆਪਣਾ ਸੁਆਉ ॥: Tin sangi sang na keechaee Nanak jinaa aapunaa suaaou: Do not associate with those, O Nanak, who are selfishness (sggs 520).
  • ਞੋ ਪੇਖਉ ਸੋ ਬਿਨਸਤਉ ਕਾ ਸਿਉ ਕਰੀਐ ਸੰਗੁ ॥: Jho pekhou so binasatou kaa sio kareeai sang: Whoever I see will perish. With whom should I associate? (sggs 255).
  • ਹਰਿ ਕੇ ਦਾਸ ਸਿਉ ਸਾਕਤ ਨਹੀ ਸੰਗੁ ॥ ਓਹੁ ਬਿਖਈ ਓਸੁ ਰਾਮ ਕੋ ਰੰਗੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: Har ke daas siou saakat nahee sang. Oh bikhaee os Raam ko rang ||Rahaaou||: The Lord's Daas (devotee, Bhagat, etc.) does not associate with the Saakat (worldly person, faithless cynic, ਮਾਇਆ-ਵੇੜ੍ਹੇ ਮਨੁੱਖ, etc.). (Why? Because) One is in the clutches of sensuousness, while the other is in love with the Lord. ||1||Pause|| (sggs 198).
  • ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਬਿਨਸੈ ਸਭ ਸੰਗੁ ॥: Saadhasang binasai sabh sang: In the Holy company, all other associations vanish (sggs 281).
  • ਮੋਹ ਰਹਤ ਬਿਕਾਰ ਥਾਕੇ ਪੰਚ ਤੇ ਸੰਗੁ ਤੂਟਾ ॥: Moh rahat bikaar thaake panch te sang toottaa: They (imbued in Divine Name) are rid of emotional attachment, their sins are erased, and their association with the "five"—all evil passions— is broken off (sggs 577).
  • ਇਹੁ ਮਨੁ ਮਉਲਿਆ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਸੰਗਿ ॥: Ihu manu mouliaa satguru sang: This mind blossoms forth, in association with the True Guru--Self, God, etc. (sggs 1176).
  • ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਵਹਿ ਸੇ ਜਿਣਿ ਚਲੇ ਗੁਰ ਪੂਰੇ ਸਨਬੰਧੁ ਜੀਉ ॥: Naam dhiaavahi se jini chale gur poore sanabandh jeeo: They alone depart victorious, who have meditated on the Dvine Name; they stick with the Perfect Guru--God (sggs 760).
  • ਹੁਕਮੇ ਹੋਛਾ ਹੁਕਮੇ ਦਾਨਾ ਦੂਜਾ ਨਾਹੀ ਅਵਰੁ ਧੜਾ ॥: Hukame hoshaa hukame daanaa doojaa naahee avar dharhaa: By His Hukam (Divine Law), one is unwise, and by His Hukam, one is wise. There is no other alliance except His (sggs 1081).

— T. Singh
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