Without Naam all are of low birth and remain in distress:
By devotion one rises in the scales of life, and acquires merit through the Word, without contacting the Naam, all are at the lowest rung of the creation and are filthy worms.
Guru Amar Das, Asa M3
All real glory in the world comes through the Naam, and without It there is none, the worldly glory is but a passing phase, and cannot last long.
Guru Amar Das, Ibid