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Omnipotent (from Latin: Omni Potens: "all power") meaning powerful, mighty, supreme, "with unlimited authority" or "possessing unlimited power" is a word commonly used to define God in Sikhism. Frequently referred to as Waheguru, Ek Onkar,

The Sikhs believe in one God who has existed from the beginning of time, never dies and will exist for ever. He/She is Almighty, with unlimited power (or shakti); genderless; without a body; fearless; without enemies; self sufficient; etc – God's qualities are too many for people to narrate.


Below are quotations from the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of the Sikhs which mention the concept of 'omnipotence' and 'power' applicable to God:

ਸਰਬ ਕਲਾ ਸਮਰਥ ਪ੝ਰਭ ਪੂਰੇ ਗ੝ਰਦੇਵ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
सरब कला समरथ पढ़रभ पूरे गढ़रदेव ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
Sarab kalĝ samrath parabẖ pūre gurḝev. (1) rahĝ▫o.
God is omnipotent, possessing all powers; He is obtained through the Perfect, Divine Guru. (1)(Pause)
ਤੇਰੀ ਗਤਿ ਮਿਤਿ ਤੂਹੈ ਜਾਣਹਿ ਕ੝ਦਰਤਿ ਕੀਮ ਨ ਪਾਈਝ ॥੩॥
तेरी गति मिति तूहै जाणहि कढ़दरति कीम न पाईझ ॥३॥
Ŧerī gaṯ miṯ ṯūhai jĝṇėh kuḝraṯ kīm na pĝ▫ī▫ai. (3)
Your condition and expanse are known only to You; the value of Your creative omnipotence cannot be estimated. (3)
ਪ੝ਰਭ੝ ਸਮਰਥ੝ ਵਡ ਊਚ ਅਪਾਰਾ ॥
पढ़रभढ़ समरथढ़ वड ऊच अपारा ॥
Parabẖ samrath vad ūcẖ apĝrĝ.
God is All-powerful, Vast, Lofty and Infinite.
ਨਾਨਕ ਪਾਰਬ੝ਰਹਮ ਸਮਰਾਥ ॥੪॥੨੬॥੯੫॥
नानक पारबढ़रहम समराथ ॥४॥२६॥९५॥
Nĝnak pĝrbarahm samrĝth. (4)(26)(95)
O Nanak, the Supreme Lord God is All-powerful. (4)(26)(95)

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