This essay A significant object in my life has a total of 1449 words and 5 pages.
A significant object in my life
Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee (SGGS) teaches how we can live a life of the highest principles. Its teachings and hymns demonstrate how to live a life of truth. By its teachings, it promotes the message of equality. Sri Guru Granth Sahib teaches how to attain tranquility. Furthermore, Sri Guru Granth Sahib also instructs us in how to live a life of high moral standards.
Sri Guru Granth Sahib demonstrates how to live a life of truth through its teachings and hymns. SGGS tells that truthful living can only be created by purity of mind and not through religious purification. To illustrate, in the Hinduism, one must take bath at eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage in order to pure one's mind and body. However, SGGS says that "when mind is filthy, everything is filthy; by washing the body, the mind is not cleaned" (SGGS 558) . According to the SGGS, purification of mind cannot be done by washing t he body, but it can be attaine d through nam-simran ( remembrance of the Divine Name ) and seva (selfless service) . SGGS realizes that seva (selfless service) is seen as humanitarian practice that cultivates compassion and nam-simran (meditative remembrance) is a practic e that brings about contentment . SGGS tells that the virtues of compassion and contentment, which are the prerequisite for seva and nam-simran , need to be balance for living a truthful life. According to SGGS, manmukh (ego-oriented person) remains in the illusion that the worldly roles to gain wealth, status and power are at the center one's existence. As a result, the manmukh builds the notion of the self-based only on these worldly roles that are impermanent. Then, this false construction of the self makes one to lead a life of falsehood. SGGS tells that when one builds a falsehood living then the five evils such as ego, lust, anger, greed and attachment comes in one's mind and rob the purity of one's mind over and over [again] (GGS, p. 155) . According to SGGS, these five thieves must be kept under control instead of allowing them to control us. So, SGGS realizes that one must get rid of one's ego in order to live a life of truth.
In addition to that , SGGS tells that "Truth is high but higher still is truthful living" (SGGS, P. 662). The Guru wants us to realize that God watches us all the time and that our lives are spent under his constant gaze. To illustrate as a mother watches a small baby, the Lord watches all. Guru says that one must not forget the Divine name while fulfilling worldly duties such as family and work. Guru demonstrates that it is important to fulfill worldly affairs but these affairs must be fulfilled by living a truthful life. Guru reminds us that truthful living is most important and it can be attained by the meditative remembrance and selfless service.
Furthermore, SGGS promotes the message of equ ality by its teachings and hymns. According to Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the society should have a human face which is free from preconc eption based upon caste, creed, religion and sex. To promote the acceptance of human equality, Guru established a community kitchen where all sat together in a row, regardless of caste or status, and ate the same food. SGGS says that " He Himself creates, O Nanak; He establishes the various creatures . How can anyone be called bad? There is One Lord and Master of all; He watches over all, and assigns all to their tasks. Some have less, and some have more; no one is allowed to leave empty." SGGS establishes that there is only one God who created all human beings, while He gives some people more wealth, power and education and some have less these needs but no one is allowed to leave empty. Furthermore, Guru discuss that who do good deeds are high in God's gaze rather than those who have more wealth, society status and power. " They look upon all with equality, and recognize the Supreme Soul, the Lord, pervading among all. Those who sing t he Praises of