God

It is impossible to describe God. As it says in the Guru Granth Sahib Ji:

If it is sayable, it is within the range of the word, If it is unsayable, it is outside the steady grasp of the mind, The real is where the sayable and the unsayable meet.
What the real truly is, is altogether beyond comprehension (GGS 340).

Although people can say something about their relationship with God there is a limit to what can be communicated through language. Kabir writes: “Inexpressible is the story of Love. It cannot be revealed by words, Like the dumb eating sweet-meat, Only smiles, the sweetness he cannot tell”. The implication of this is that the maps of the different religions, including Sikhism, can be used or ignored; what is important is the personal experience of the actual territory of God. Guru Gobind Singh Ji writes: “I salute That which is beyond religion.”

For Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib Ji is an answer to the question. “How can we be Real? How can we break the dam of waste blocking us from Reality?” (Guru Granth Sahib Ji: 1)

“1 God is Reality, Naam” (Guru Granth Sahib: 1). The numeral ‘1’ at the beginning of the Guru Granth Sahib emphases that there should not be any confusion about the Oneness of God and the Unity in existence.

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