For me, the beauty of Sikhism is their focus on taming the passions
of the mind (lust, anger, greed, vanity, and attachment). This path
can be summed up by these phrases: "May the kingdom of justice prevail!"
and "May the believers be united in love!" Karma - that "God adjudges
us according to our deeds" - is how justice prevails. Love - that
"hearts of the believers being humble, high their wisdom" - is what
happens when the passions of the mind have been tamed and all the
"deeds are weighed in the balance."
God adjudges us according to our deeds, not the coat that we wear.
That Truth is above everything, but higher still is truthful living.
Know that we attain God when we love, and only that victory endures
in consequence of which no one is defeated.
May the kingdom of justice prevail! May the believers be united in love!
May the hearts of the believers be humble, high their wisdom,
And may they be guided in their wisdom by the Lord. Glory be to God!
Entrust unto the Lord what thou wishest to be accomplished.
The Lord will bring all matters to fulfillment.
Know this as truth evidenced by Himself.
Our transgressions are past counting,
There is no end to our sins,
Be merciful, forgive us, O Lord;
We are great sinners and wrongdoers.
There is no hope of our redemption.
O Lord, dear Lord, our deeds weighed in the balance,
Would get us no place in Thy court!
Forgive us and make us one with Thyself,
Through the grace of the Guru.
If the Lord God can be attained to,
Then all evil is destroyed.
Some remember God as Ram; some call him Khuda;
Some use the name Gosain; some worship him as Allah.
Gracious Lord Almighty, you are the source and cause of everything,
O Lord, Compassionate One, Shower your grace on all.
Some bathe at Hindu holy places; some go to perform the Hajj.
Some engage in Puja; some bow their heads in prayer.
Some study Vedas; some read the Bible or Qur'an.
Some dress in blue; some wear white.
Some call themselves Muslims; some are called Hindus.
Some desire to go to heaven; some long for paradise.
But whoever does the will of God, To him all things are revealed.