Love

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Pyare means Love for the Lord and His creation. This is one of five virtues that is vigorously promoted by the Sikh Gurus. The other four qualities in the arsenal are: Truth (Sat), Contentment (Santokh), Compassion (Daya) and Humility (Nimrata). These five qualities are essential to a Sikh and it is their duty to meditate and recite the Gurbani so that these virtues become a part of their mind set.

This is a very positive and powerful tool in the Sikhs arsenal of virtues. When one's mind is full of love, the person will overlook deficiency in others and accept them wholeheartedly as a product of God. Sikhism asks all believers to take on "god-like" virtues and this perhaps is the most "god-like" characteristic of all. Gurbani tells us that Waheguru is a "loving God", full of compassion and kindness. It is the duty of the Sikh to take on qualities of this nature and to easily forgive; to never hate anyone; to live in His Hukam - "Will" and to practise compassion and humility.

  • "jin prem keyo tin hee prab paeyo" - "Only whose who have love, will attain God" - Guru Gobind Singh

Some Quotes of spiritual personalities

  • Satguru also applies a Thermometer to a Sikh. He measures only one Divine Virtue, sole commodity known as Prema-True Love. Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj
  • True Love is the Highest Stage of Spiritual Perfection. Baba Narinder Singh Ji
  • God thirsts and hungers for this Prema – True Love much more than the devotee and rushes forth to the yearning call of Love. Baba Narinder Singh Ji
  • Renunciation and tyag attracts the blessing of divine love and with divine love commences the true and real Bhagti. Baba Narinder Singh Ji