Guru Angad Dev

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Guru Angad Dev Ji (Gurmukhi: ਗੁਰੂ ਅੰਗਦ ਦੇਵ; 1504-03-31 - 1552-03-29)) was the second of The Ten Gurus of Sikhism. He became Guru on September 7, 1539, following in the footsteps of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh religion.


  • Die before the one whom you love; to live after he dies is to live a worthless life in this world.
    • Guru Granth Sahib (p. 83)
  • Chop off that head which does not bow to the Lord, O Nanak, that human body, in which there is no pain of separation from the Lord-take that body and burn it.
    • Guru Granth Sahib (p. 89)
  • The mouth is not satisfied by speaking, and the ears are not satisfied by hearing. The eyes are not satisfied by seeing-each organ seeks out one sensory quality. The hunger of the hungry is not appeased; by mere words, hunger is not relieved. O Nanak, hunger is relieved only when one utters the Glorious Praises of the Praiseworthy Lord.
    • Guru Granth Sahib (p. 147)


  • When you should have used the sword you did not, rather you ran away from the battlefield like a coward. Here you show off, threatening to attack unarmed devotees engaged in prayer.
    • Said to Hamayun when he took out his sword due to his ignorance in his presence. [1]
  • Do not go about disbursing your blessings and curses without due deliberation. God is merciful to all men of prayer and good intentions, and one need not exhibit one's spiritual prowess by such showmanship.
    • Said to the Third Guru, Guru Amardas, telling him not to perform miracles.


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