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What is the meaning of this verse in SGGS

asked 2018-09-07 08:31:22 -0600

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updated 2018-09-07 11:20:05 -0600

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ਝੂਠੈ ਕੀ ਰੇ ਝੂਠੁ ਪਰੀਤਿ ਛੁਟਕੀ ਰੇ ਮਨ ਛੁਟਕੀ ਰੇ ਸਾਕਤ ਸੰਗਿ ਨ ਛੁਟਕੀ ਰੇ ॥: Jhoothai kee re jhooth pareet shuttakee re mann shuttakee re saakat sang na shhuttakee re: False is the love of the false one; break the ties, O my mind, and your ties shall be broken. Break your ties with the faithless cynic (sggs 535).

Hi, I have a question In relation to the above passage from Gurbani. It's is mentioned that we should break our ties with the faithless cynic. Does that mean we should unfriend people who do not believe in God? Because I am sure a lot of us have friends who are good human beings, yet they may not necessarily believe in God. They are kind, compassionate, loving and so on. Could someone kindly provide some context and clarification on this?

Thank you very much for clearing this confusion of mine.

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answered 2018-09-07 11:05:22 -0600

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updated 2018-09-07 11:19:30 -0600

O my mind, turn away from the faithless cynic. False is the love of Maya. Oh my mind, Cut your attachments and your attachments shall be gone. O my mind, turn away from the faithless cynic.

It's about Sadhsangat. You don't have to unfriend anyone (unless they're mean) Believing in God is a false concept. It's not about believing. I don't believe in God.


It has nothing to do with me.

Know people by their heart, Mansukh Ji. See their soul, their purity and their caliber and then make conscious decisions about who you want to hang out with, without any judgement about them. You can discriminate without judging. You can love everyone for their soul "Nanak uttam neech na koe" No one is higher or lower. That doesn't mean you have to hang out with everyone. Be with the people who support you, uplift you and accept you, just as you are, without wanting anything from you.

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Thank you very much for answering my question. May I ask though, when you say 'GOD IS', do you mean that God exists, and it doesn't matter whether people believe in his existence or not?

Mansukh gravatar imageMansukh ( 2018-09-07 11:24:24 -0600 )edit

Exactly. There is nothing BUT God. IK OngKaar

Guruka Singh gravatar imageGuruka Singh ( 2018-09-07 12:53:49 -0600 )edit

Exactly. There is nothing BUT God. IK OngKaar. We are that.

Guruka Singh gravatar imageGuruka Singh ( 2018-09-07 12:54:09 -0600 )edit

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