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Ghal Kamaye Kich Hathon Dei |
Nanak Rah Pachaney Sey ||


One who earns with honest means and gives part of it to the needy , only has recognized the true way sayeth Nanak.

Sharing is a big part of sikh philosophy, however we should be prudent in choosing who is worthy of our chartiable gifts -

Akli par ke boojheye Akli keeje Daan ||
Exercise your wisdom in reading and in charity.
(Usually Daan as per hindu mat was only for brahmins who were already well fed )

Sey Nar Kya Puraan sun Keena |
Ann Pachati Bhagat Na Upaji Bhookhei Daan Na Deena ||


What has one gained by listening to puranas if he has not immersed himself in unwavering worship and has not given food to the hungry.

Here puranas are symbolic of all religious scriptures (including SGGS) ... the gist is if one does his nitnem but turns his head away when he sees needy/hungry people , all of his recitations are futile.

If sangat knows more tuks on this topic please share.

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