The Will of God

God was the Truth in the beginning, and has been so in all the ages.

He is the Truth now, and shall forever be so.

Simply by contemplating on God, we cannot understand Him, even though we may think hundreds of thousands of times.

By keeping silent (Thinking), the mind does not receive satisfaction even though it thinks with constant absorption. (Men cannot silence the mind by remaining silent continuously. )

Hunger for God is not appeased – Knowledge of God is not obtained, though one may study the relevant literature of the world.

We may have a hundred thousand folds of wisdom, even this does not help us understand God. (At the time of death intellectual smartness also stays behind)

Then, how can we know the Truth (The True One), and how can we remove our doubts?

Nanak says, the answer is to stay in the Will of God

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Again and again

Be quick to do good.
If you are slow,
The mind, delighting in mischief,
Will catch you.
Turn away from mischief.
Again and again, turn away .
Before sorrow befalls you.
Set your heart on doing good.
Do it over and over again,
And you will be filled with joy.
-Gautama Buddha

Distracted

When with distracted mind and thirsty senses
He searches vainly for happiness
In the pleasures of the world.
Death fetches him away
As a flood carries off a sleeping village.
Death overcomes him.
-Gautama Buddha

Quarrel

In this world
Hate never yet dispelled hate.
Only love dispels hate.
This is the law,
Ancient and inexhaustible.
You too shall pass away.
Knowing this, how can you quarrel?
-Gautama Buddha

Consume desires

The rain could turn to gold
And still your thirst would not be
slaked.
Desire is unquenchable
Or it ends in tears, even in heaven.
He who wishes to awake
Consumes his desires
Joyfully.
In his fear a man may shelter
In mountains or in forests,
In groves of sacred trees or in shrines.
But how can he hide there from his
sorrow?
-Gautama Buddha

Consider the world

Come, consider the world, Straighten yourself.
A painted chariot for kings,
A trap for fools.
But he who sees goes free.
As the moon slips from behind a cloud
And shines,
So the master comes out from behind
his ignorance
And shines.
The world is in darkness.
How few have eyes to see!
How few the birds
Who escape the net and fly to heaven!
Swans rise and fly toward the sun.
-Gautama Buddha

Yet.simple.

Hard it is to be born,
Hard it is to live,
Harder still to hear of the way,
And hard to rise, follow, and awake.
Yet the reaching is simple.
-Gautama Buddha