Grihasti

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Grihasti (ਗਿਰਸਤੀ ) is a Punjab word which means a "family oriented life " or "life of a householder". "Grista" means to live in a family environment where the normality of husband, wife and children is respected and catered for.

Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith was a strong proponent of life of a householders. He believed the family environment was central to attaining a successful spiritual life.

ਨਾਮਿ ਰਤੇ ਸਦਾ ਬੈਰਾਗੀ ॥ ਗ੝ਰਿਹੀ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਸਾਚਿ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਗੀ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਤਿਗ੝ਰ੝ ਸੇਵਹਿ ਸੇ ਵਡਭਾਗੀ ॥੮॥੩॥
Nĝm raṯe saḝĝ bairĝgī. Garihī anṯar sĝcẖ liv lĝgī. Nĝnak saṯgur sevėh se vadbẖĝgī. ((8)(3))
Those who are attuned to the Naam, remain detached forever.

Even as householders, they lovingly attune themselves to the True Lord.
O Nanak, those who serve the True Guru are blessed and very fortunate. ((8)(3))