The Mool Mantar (root mantra) opens the Sikh Sri Guru Granth Sahib with a concise description of the nature of Existence (reality, consciousness, the Self).
one creative existence (reality)
truth is its name (being everything)
creator and doer of everything
without fear (being everything)
without enmity (being everything)
timeless, formless, omnipresent
unborn, Self-existent (eternal)
realized by Guru's (God's) grace (gift)
meditate (recite, reflect, remember)
true (existed) at creation
true (existed) before creation
Hai Bhee sach
true (exists) even now
Nanak hosee bhee sach
Nanak says it shall always be true (exist)
SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB
Know thus O Nanak ! that the True One is all by Himself. That Pure One is all in all Himself. He is neither established nor created by any one. * Pg 2: 67-72
Whoever heartily hears, believes and loves God's name, obtains salvation by thoroughly bathing in the shrine within himself (as consciousness). (Pg 4: 31-38)
Make brotherhood with all the highest sect of yogic order and deem the conquering of Self (one's real Self) the conquest of the world. * Pg 6: 81-85
God is Himself the Master and Himself the servant (present in everything). * Pg 10: 3-4
Thou, O venerable and unique God art uninterruptedly contained in all hearts and in everything. * Pg 11: 12-25
Thou art the river, and all are within Thee. Beside Thee, there is none else. * Pg 11
Thousands are Thine eyes, yet Thou hast no eye. Thousands are Thine forms, yet Thou hast not even one. Thousands art Thine pure feet, even then Thou hast not one foot. Thousands Thine noses and yet Thou art without a nose. I am bewitched by these plays of Thine. Amongst all there is a light and that light art Thou. By His (God's) light, the light shines within all souls. * Pg 13: 76-100.
In thy own home (your consciousness) thou shalt obtain the Lord's presence in comfort and ease and thou shalt not undergo the round again. * Pg 13: 14-26
This world is like a drama staged in a dream, in a moment this play ends. *Pg 18 31-40
By casting His gracious glance, God washes off man's filth (mental conditioning) and in his very home (consciousness) he comes to realize the Lord's presence. * Pg 18: 23-28
The True Lord is fully filling every heart. God Himself unites man in His union, and he then sees the True mansion close by (within your consciousness). * Pg 20: 51-62
He who perceives God's light within every heart comes to understand the essence of Guru's teaching. * Pg 20: 87-100
O my soul ! by understanding thy own Self (consciousness) and meditating on God, through the Guru, thou shall be released. * Pg 20: 70-72
Nanak ! the True Guru has united me in the union of that Lord who is ever with me (as my consciousness). * Pg 20: 92-94
Cast away thy doubt, meet the Guru and thou shalt know the condition of the inner Self.
In the universe, the union of sensitivities and stupefaction, wherever I see, I find God pervading there. * Pg 21: 58-62.
When human light blends with the Supreme Light and the union of wisdom is effaced with the universal wisdom, then mortal's killing instinct and egotism depart and suscepticism and sorrow afflict him not. * Pg 21: 77-92
By erasing self-conceit (ego) man attains peace, and like water merging with water, blends with the Lord. * Pg 22 60-65.
This soul jewel (consciousness) is priceless. In this way it is being lost in exchange for a shell (body). * Pg 22. 77-81.
Lord Himself is the Relisher. Himself the Relish and Himself the Enjoyer of the Relish. He Himself is the Bride and Himself the Couch and the Bridegroom. My Master is dyed with love and is fully pervading everywhere. He Himself is the Fisherman and the fish and He Himself is the water and the net. He Himself is the metal ball of the net and Himself the bait within. * Pg 23: 36-53.
He who recognizes his own Self (consciousness) comprehends Him. * Pg 25: 77-80.
Thou art the river, All-knowing and All-seeing. How can I, a fish find thy limit? Wherever I look, there Thou art. * Pg 25: 87-100.
Thou art everywhere and in everything, I thought Thee distant. Whatever I do, that is in Thine presence. * Pg 25: 2-32.
He whom God Himself unites meets Him and remains blended with Him. * Pg 27: 27-32.
The One Lord is dwelling amongst all. He, the Unique One is pervading everywhere. He, to whom God Himself becomes Merciful, gets absorbed (Self realizes) in His Name, by Guru's grace. * Pg 27: 37-46.
Ye saints, see with the searching glance that God abides close by and is fully pervading everywhere. * Pg 27: 45-51.
Nanak, God is obtained through the Guru. He Himself understands His own Self. * Pg 30: 8-9.
Nanak, God and the Guru have two forms but they have the same One Light. * Pg 30: 52-55.
Within the abides God. * Pg 33: 25-28.
The True One merges in him in Himself, who egotism and and egoism stand eliminated. * Pg 35: 54-56.
This world is asleep in an illusion and in sleep the night (life) passes away. Some He delivers of His own will and unites with Himself. He Himself abides within man's mind and drives off love of illusion. He Himself bestows honor and causes Himself to be understood through the Guru. The Lord alone is the giver for all. He corrects those in error. He Himself has misled some and has attached them to duality. Under Guru's instruction God is attained and man's soul (Atma) merges with the Supreme Soul (Paramatama). * Pg 36.
Everything the Lord Himself is. There is no second. * Pg 39: 15: 24.
I am an idiotic fool for I say: "I have done this and I will do that." I have forgotten the real Doer and am in love with duality. * Pg 39.
Between man and the Lord lies the separating screen (ego mind). * Pg 40: 45:52.
God Himself is the Sat Guru, Himself the Lord and Himself unites man in His union. Making man follow the Great True Guru, mercifully blends him with Himself. In this world, the Lord Himself is the life of the entire universe. Like water merging with water, O' Nanak, God's slave gets absorbed in God. * Pg 41: 35-50.
Nanak is imbued with love of God, whose light is pervading the entire universe. * Pg 42: 19-22.
The One Lord is within thy home (consciousness) and the One without. He Himself is found within all places. * Pg 45: 67-71.
By separating, He separates not and is contained amongst all (as consciousness). * Pg 46: 46-49
Pervading God ever sees, hears and is just near. He resides in every heart (as consciousness). * Pg 47: 35-40.
From whom dost thou hide thine evil deeds, since the ever present Lord is beholding thee? My fully pervading Lord is pervading in all places. * Pg 48: 40-50.
Whatever extension of the world that is visible, that all is Thou O' Lord. * Pg 51: 78-81.
The entire world is engrossed in evil deeds and virtuous deeds. Above both is the saint of God. Hardly anyone understands this. * Pg 51: 95-100.
The Guru and God are One and the Divine Guru is contained amongst all (as consciousness). * Pg 53: 88-95
By the Word of the Guru, the Invisible One is praised and seen in every heart. Thou Thyself art the ocean ad the ship and Thyself this shore and the yonder one.* Pg 54: 9-21.
They who recognize their own Self (consciousness), find the Lord's Mansion in the good place of their home heart. * Pg 56: 60-84.
Nanak, the One Lord is pervading everywhere. There is no second whatsoever. * Pg 57: 43-46.
By recognizing his own Self, man abides in his own home and his ego and desire depart. * Pg 57: 86-96.
As long as truth enters not man's mind, till then he gains not Lord's presence. * Pg 58: 58-63.
Without the Guru, one's own Self cannot be known. By merely saying and hearing, what can be achieved? * Pg 58: 22-27
O' my mind ! enshrine such love for God as the fish has for water. The more the water, the more the happiness and the greater the peace of mind, body and frame (the fish feels). Without water she (the fish) cannot live for an instant. The Lord knows the suffering of her mind. * Pg 60: 39-53.
He who recognizes God within himself and is pierced through with his name is satisfied. When man understands his own Self through the Guru, what more is left for him to do or to get done? Why speak of uniting with the Lord those who are already in union with Him. * Pg 60: 61-78.
By continually reading books men commit mistakes and by wearing religious garbs, they take great pride. What does it avail to man to bathe at a place of pilgrimage, when the filth of self-conceit is within his mind. Who except the Guru can explain that God, the King and Emperor abides within man's mind (as consciousness). *Pg 61: 50-72.
Men ruin themselves by their search without while the Thing is in the sacred place of their home. The pious receive it in their lap, whilst the perverse miss it through ego. O' vicious mammon worshipper ! Recognize thy own origin. * Pg 63.
As a man goes astray in dream at night, till his sleep lasts, so does go amiss the mortal within whose heart is ego and love of duality and who is in the grip of the mammon-serpent (Maya). Through Guru's instruction, does mortal realize and see that this world is but a dream. * Pg 63: 50-69.
Through the Guru, I have recognized the Mountain within me. The Guru has united me with Him and I am saved. * Pg 63.
They who are so preordained by God, the Creator, by Guru's instruction get absorbed in the Name. * Pg 65: 12-18.
Attachment of mammon (duality) is the creation of my Master, and He Himself misleads man into an illusion. * Pg 67: 69-75.
Through truth, man merges in his real Self in his home and death can devour him not. Nam Dev the calico-printer and Kabir the weaver obtained salvation from the perfect Guru. By recognizing His Name, they became the knowers of God and lost their ego and caste. * Pg 67: 12-57.
In the three dispositions Equipoise is not obtained. The three modes lead astray the mortal in doubt. What do reading, studying and talking avail a man if he misses the very Origin? In the fourth state there is Spiritual Bliss and the Guruwards obtain it in their sheet. * Pg 68: 17-34.
The world has gone astray in doubt. Thou Thyself, O' Lord ! hast misled it. * Pg 72: 55-60.
Thou Thyself hast created the universe and setting afoot the play of duality hast exhibited it. The Truest of the true is pervading everywhere (as consciousness). He instructs him whom He is pleased with. * Pg 73: 21-31.
I have become the Master of the village (body), and I have taken prisoner it's five rivals (senses). I have entered Thine sanctuary O' Lord (consciousness)! * Pg 73: 34-38.
The body is the field of action in this age. Whatever one sows, that he eats (reaps). * Pg 78: 40-47.
With thy sight behold in every heart, the Lord of the world-forest who is fully pervading the ocean and land. * Pg 79: 48-66.
Having created the universe, that Lord abides therein (consciousness). * Pg 83: 62-65.
People think of religious laws and regulations. But without understanding God, how can they swim across (duality)? Make faith thy bowing and let the conquest of mind be thy aim of life. In whatever direction I see, I find God present in that direction. * Pg 84: 71-94.
By Guru's instruction, one recognizes his own Self, and the light of the Lord's Name comes into him. The true man practices truth. * Pg 86: 42-55.
The foolish and ignorant man recognizes not the Creator who is within his Self (as consciousness). Because of the love of duality, he instructs the world and himself understands not Divine Knowledge. He loses his life in vain and dies and is born again and again. * Pg 86: 6-18.
Nanak, he is the brave warrior who has subdued his vicious inner ego. * Pg 86: 63-68.
Attached to ego and duality, man has forgotten the Master (his own consciousness). * Pg 86: 92-96.
Nanak, he whom God unites with Himself separates not from Him and is easily absorbed in Him. He is the man of God's sect who knows the Auspicious Master and by Guru's grace recognizes his own Self. He restrains his wandering mind, and brings the one God in his heart-home. He remains dead whilst alive and repeats the Name of God. Sublime is such a devotee. He is absorbed in the True Lord O' Nanak. * Pg 88
2:67 - Know thus O Nanak, that the True One is all by Himself (as consciousness). That Pure One is all in all Himself. He is neither established nor created by anyone.
6:81 - Make brotherhood with all the highest sect of yogic order, and deem conquering of Self the conquest of the world.
11:2 - Thou O' venerable and unique Lord God art uninterrruptedly contained in all the hearts and in everything (as consciousness). Some are the givers, and some the mumpers. All these are thy wondrous frolics. Thou thyself art the Giver,and Thyself the Enjoyer. Beside Thee, I know of none other.
11:51 - Thou art the river and all are in Thee. Beside Thee, there is none else.
12:29 - As seconds, minutes, hours, quarters of a day, lunardays, weekdays, months and several seasons spring from the lone sun. So many forms originate from the Creator, O Nanak!
13:75 - Thousands are Thine eyes, yet Thou hast no eye. Thousands are Thine forms, yet Thou hast not even one. Thousands are Thine pure feet, even then Thou has not one foot. Thousands are Thine noses and yet Thou art without a nose. I am bewitched by these plays of thine. Amongst all there is light, and that light art Thou.
13:99 - By his light, the light shines within ALL souls (as consciousness). By the Guru's teaching, the divine light becomes manifest.
13:21 - In thy own home (body), thou shalt obtain the Lord's presence in comfort and ease, and thou shalt not undergo the round again.
16:27 - If man becomes the recipient of God's grace, then alone does he obtain such honors and not by idle words.
20:51 - Whence they are born, thence do they merge. The True Lord is fully filling every heart. God himself unites man in his union, and he then sees the True mansion close by.
20:92 - He, who perceives God's light within every heart, comes to understand the essence of Guru's teachng.
21:52 - In the universe, the union of sensitiveness and stupefaction, wherever I see, I find God pervading there.
22:60 - By erasing self-conceit, man attains peace, and like water merging with water, blends with the Lord.
23:36 - Lord Himself is the Relisher, Himself the Relish, and Himself the enjoyer. He himself is the Bride and Himself the Couch and Bridegroom. My Master is dyed with love and is fully pervading everywhere. He himself is the fisherman, and the fish and Himself the water and the net. He Himself is the metal ball of the net and Himself the bait within.
27:38 - The One Lord is dwelling amongst all. He the Unique One is pervading everywhere. He to whom God Himself becomes merciful, gets absorbed in His Name by the Guru's grace.
30:62 - Nanak, God and the Guru have two forms but they have the same one Light. It is by the Word that mortal attains to the union with God.
33:25 - Within thee abides God. Do thou attain to peace by serving the Guru.
35:57 - The True One merges him in Himself, in whom egotism and egoism stand eliminated.
35:37 - Sri Rag, Third Guru - Without the Name, everyone is miserable and is ruined by duality.
39:87 - 'I am an idiotic fool, for I say "I have done this and I will do that." I have forgotten the real Doer, and am in love with duality.'
45:67 - 'The One Lord is within thy home (as consciousness) and the One without. He Himself is found within all places.'
36:29 - 'The soul and body (waves) all belong to Him (the divine Ocean) and there is no support except that of Him. If by Guru's grace man understand's this, it is then that he attains to the door of salvation.'
36:100 - 'This world is asleep in an illusion and in sleep the night (life) passes away. Some He delivers of His own will, and unites with Himself. He Himself abides within man's mind and drives off love of illusion. He Himself bestows honor and causes Himself to be understood through the Guru. The Lord alone is the Giver for all. He corrects those in error. He Himself has misled some and has attached them to duality. Under Guru's instruction God is attained and man's soul merges with the Supreme Soul.'
5:34 - 'He Himself knows His Own Self. The praisers praise the Lord, but they obtain not this much understanding that they may know His geatness, as the steams and the rivers falling into the ocean understand not it's extent.'