What are those Virtues

  1. Repeat the Name and feel the presence of Par Brahm.

    I am a sacrifice to them who know the Name. I will give up egoism and walk in their company.

    Sri Rag M3, 30-19

    Make the Shabd of the Guru your light and the truth the cot. And stand before Him with folded hands all the time. Then only will the Lord meet you.

    Asa M5, 400-12

    He who realizes the Name and imbibes the virtues of the Lord is dear to Him. Oh Nanak, it is not she who is dear. It is so because of the necklace of Name.

    Gauri M3, 243-19

    The virtuous one found the truth by giving up desire for evil. She dyed her mind in the shabd of the Guru and uttered the words of love and endearment with her tongue.

    Sri Rag M3, 36-19

    He who desires bliss should practise truth. He sees the Transcendental One near him and contemplates on the Name.

    Gauri M5, 322-8
  2. One should give up egoism and sing the praises of the Lord, and love Him.

    Oh hear me, my friend of unclean heart, merge in the Shabd of the Guru.

    Gauri M3, 243-19

    I am under the protection of the Lord. I sing His praises in utter equipoise with restful body and heart.

     Sorath M5, 620-3

    They sing the praise of the Lord and merge in His virtues.

    Salok M4, 1423-11

    Oh Nanak! I met the perfect Master and realised the Lord spontaneously. There are others who trade in virtues and sell their demerits owing to the good nature of the Master.

    Asa M3, 427-7

    He gets the Name by service of the Master and it is enshrined inside him. Mind and body become peaceful and the fire of desires is extinguished. He who gives up egoism attains utter peace.

    Varhans M3, 588-7
  3. Do not injure the feelings of others.

    Do not speak harshly to anyone, as the Lord is in all. Do not break anyone's heart as all are pure pearls.

    Farid, Salok, 1384-17

    All hearts are like pearls, do not hurt them. If you want to be beloved of the Lord. Do not break any heart.

    Farid, Salok, 1384-19
  4. Do not be rude but use sweet words.

    That speech is blessed which brings honour. Oh ignorant foolish mind, if you speak harsh words you would hear abuses.

    Sri Rag M1, 15-13

    Ask the blessed bride what has made her dear to her Lord. It was contentment, simple dressing and sweet speech.

    Sri Rag M1, 17-19
  5. Live in awe of the Lord.

    Oh Sheikh, give up self-consciousness And abide in the fear of the Lord. Shed thy craziness. You will get release by living in awe of the Master, and through it realise the Fearless.

    Vihagari M3, 551-17

    She dwells and works in awe of the Lord. She gets great bliss here and in His Court hereafter By entering the gate of salvation.

    Gujri M3, 516-11
  6. Live within His will and give up otherness.

    Do as willed by the Lord and this is your embellishment. Give up otherness and this is chewing of betel leaves by you.

    Asa M5, 400-11

    The ever blessed bride who loves the Master is always full of compassion. The words of the Master are jewels and he who accepts them enjoys the nectar of the Lord's love.

     Sri Rag M4, 41-12
  7. Give up desires and evil.

    The virtuous one found the truth by giving up desires for evil. She dyed her mind in the Shabd of the Guru and uttered the words of love and endearment with her tongue.

    Sri Rag M3, 36-19

    Mind and body become peaceful and the fire of desires is extinguished. He who gives up egoism attains to utter peace.

    Vadhans M3, 588-7
  8. Give up egoism and do not talk ill of others.

    The pain of egoism is expelled. Bliss is had and body is without any disease. Oh Nanak, by the Grace of the Master, The Lord of the unfathomable virtue has been revealed.

    Suhi M4, 773-6

    When you are not to remain here, why are you proud! Not to call anyone bad and not to argue with a fool, is the essence of the studies of the scriptures.

    Asa War M1, 473-12

    You covet the wife or wealth of another and are afflicted with the evil of egoism. Give up evil thoughts, talking ill of others, lust and wrath.

    Malar M1, 1255-19
  9. Do good even to the evil-minded. Do not indulge in wrath. Live in humility and think of the self.

    Oh Farid, do good for evil, and do not give shelter to the fire of wrath in the mind. Your body would be without disease and you would have everything you desire.

    Farid, Salok, 1381-19

    Oh Farid, if one gives you a slap, do not give him a fist blow. Kiss his feet and go to your house.

     Farid, Salok, 1378-5

    Do not be cross with anyone but search your own heart. Live humbly in this world, oh Nanak And thus obtain His Grace.

    Gauri M5, 259-9

    The poor live in peace after giving up egoism, oh Nanak. The high and mighty have fallen prey to their own pride.

    Gauri M5, 278-5

    He who bows to all and none bows to him, if he is weighed in a scale, his pan would be heavier.

    Asa M1, 470-14

    Sinner bows twice as much as a hunter of deer. But all bowing is useless if there is evil in the heart.

    Asa M1, 470-16
  10. Give up lust, wrath, greed, attachment and evil thinking and serve in humility. Abstain from coveting the wife, wealth and possessions of others. Do not indulge in evil thoughts or back-biting and live in peace.

    You covet the wife or wealth of another and are afflicted with the evil of egoism. Give up evil thoughts, talking ill of others, lust and wrath.

    Malar M1, 1255-19

    If one removes lust, wrath, greed and attachment, gives up evil and self-seeking, becomes humble and serves the Lord, then he is dear to Him.

    Asa M5, 377-15

    He who lives in peace finds a place with the Lord, oh Nanak, a lustful and wrathful person can never approach, so say the learned.

    Bihagara War M3, 551-18
  11. Adopt truth, contentment, compassion and forgiveness.

    To engage in truth, contentment and compassion Is the secret of doing meritorious deeds. One can give up egoism and become the dust of the feet of others. Only through the Grace of the Transcendental Lord.

    Sri Rag M5, 51-9

    Without forgiveness, millions have perished. Who can count the numberless!

    Ramkali M1, 937-5

    Ask the blessed bride what has made her dear to her Lord. It was contentment, simple dressing and sweet speech.

    Sri Rag M1, 17-19
  12. Give up doubts, seek the Lord, know yourself, consider the Lord as omnipresent and all-pervading and serve the Saints.

    Give up your doubts turn Godward and know your self. The Lord is always present in you. How can you then do evil?

    Ramkali M5, 883-7

    Know the Lord to be ever present with you and become the dust of the feet of all. Keep company of the Saints and make the Lord your own.

    Todi M5, 713-3

    He who desires bliss should practice truth; He sees the Transcendental One near him and contemplates on the Name.

    Gauri War M5, 322-8

    Be you the slave of the Saints, Their contact leads to Peace. The best of all virtues, however, is that the Lord is near you.

    Asa M5, 400-8

    Become the slave of the slave of Him Who is dear to the Lord. Surrender your mind and intellect to the Master and by the Master's Grace utter the Unutterable.

    Bilawal M4, 834-16

    Wash the feet of the Guru and serve Him and give up desires for evil. Become the slave of His slave and you will be honoured at His door.

    Asa M5, 377-17
  13. Become the dust of all, consider all as friends, see the Lord in all and do not injure any being.

    Know the Lord to be ever present with you and become the dust of the feet of all. Keep the company of the Saints and make the Lord your own.

    Todi M5, 713-2

    Oh mind, become the dust of all and all should appear as friends. The Lord pervades all and sustains them with His mercy.

    Asa M5, 379-5

    Become the dust of all and identify yourself with the Lord. Do not injure anyone and go to your Lord's house.

    Gauri War M5, 322-9

    To engage in truth, contentment and compassion is the secret of doing meritorious deeds. One can give up egoism and become dust of the feet of others. Only through the Grace of the Transcendental Lord.

    Sri Rag M5, 51-9

    There is one Light. That One dwells in all hearts. See the same Brahm (Lord) in all. The soul and the Lord are one and pervade all. Bow to all.

    Kalyan M4, 1325-13

    Oh Farid, the Lord pervades the creation and the creation is in the Lord. How can anyone be called bad when there is none other than Him.

    Farid, Salok, 1381-17

    Give up your doubts turn Godward and know yourself. The Lord is always present in you. How can you then do evil.

    Ramkali M5, 883-7
  14. Admit death as a fact and give up longings for the future.

    Accept death as the first basic fact and give up longing for the future. Become the dust of all men and then come to Me.

    Maru War M5, 1102-11

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