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Sikh women reading the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Living Guru of the Sikhs.

A peaceful, happy and contented life has become elusive for the modernized person. Feelings of self worth, faith in the Omnipotent; unborn Creator; Saviour; kind, just Benefactor can be achieved by internalising the Guru’s word and hoping for His Grace. Through His Hukam, His love and glory, the purpose of life becomes crystal clear and as a by-product, we start getting satisfaction in life, begin developing insights and start using tools of practical wisdom. The Guru’s grace produces in human beings intensive elation, high level of well-being and higher and altered states of consciousness, awakened intelligence and re-appreciating of life through amazement.

Internalizing the Guru’s work makes a person return to humanity and humility. The Guru allows us to be free, to be ourselves, and to have worldly satisfaction, peace of mind and joy (Anand). The Guru expects us to challenge the status quo, take risks, follow the righteous path by replacing the following five evil vices of the mind:

The bani of Guru Granth Sahib urges us to implant positive thoughts, positive expectations and to reach positive results. For the Guru’s Sikh, the "cup is always half full, not half empty". The Guru’s followers are the givers, and believe in the saying, “Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves”. .....More