When the body mingles with dust, what happens to the soul? All clever tricks are burnt away, and you shall depart crying.

O Nanak, those who forget the Naam-what will happen when they go to the Court of the Lord? Sahib Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji P.17 SIREE RAAG, FIRST MEHL:

The empty body is dreadful, when the soul goes out from within. The burning fire of life is extinguished, and the smoke of the breath no longer emerges. The five relatives (the senses) weep and wail painfully, and waste away through the love of duality. || 1 || You fool: chant the Name of the Lord, and preserve your virtue. Egotism and possessiveness are very enticing; egotistical pride has plundered everyone. || 1 || Pause || Those who have forgotten the Naam, the Name of the Lord, are attached to affairs of duality. Attached to duality, they putrefy and die; they are filled with the fire of desire within. Those who are protected by the Guru are saved; all others are cheated and plundered by deceitful worldly affairs.

Sahib Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji p.19 SIREE RAAG, FIRST MEHL:

Listen, O my mind, my friend, my darling: now is the time to meet the Lord. As long as there is youth and breath, give this body to Him. Without virtue, it is useless; the body shall crumble into a pile of dust. || 1 || O my mind, earn the profit, before you return home. The Gurmukh praises the Naam, and the fire of egotism is extinguished Sahib Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji P.22 Bring the twenty-seven elements of the body under your control, and throughout the three stages of life, remember death. See the Infinite Lord in the ten directions, and in all the variety of nature. Says Nanak, in this way, the One Lord shall carry you across. ||




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