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|How to bear the unbearable
|These words are taken from the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book:
|How should I think, what way of thinking, philosophy or wisdom
should I use to help me bear the unbearable?
No human guide can take me to a haven of peace.
There are no ways of thinking or philosophies or wisdom that can help me.
Human effort is not enough.
There is no substitute for devotion to God which you learn from the Gurus.
Reciting the Lord's Name brings real life and it alone will help me bear the unbearable or endure the unendurable.
|(This translation is taken from Prayers from four faiths, published by the Bradford Interfaith Education Centrre, Listerhills Road, Bradford. BD7 1HD. The booklet costs £3 plus postage.)
|The Mool Mantra, the most frequently-used Sikh prayer, composed by the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak, is also taken here from Prayers from four faiths
|There is only one God
Truth is his name
He is the Creator
He is without fear
He is without hate
Immortal without form
He is beyond birth and death
He is self-illuminated (the Enlightener)
He is realised by the kindness of the True Guru.
|A Hymn by John Bacchus Dykes
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