Qualities of Saintly Persons

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  1. gurkirat

    Qualities of a saint:

    1.) No hatred of any kind to anyone.
    3.)Fearless, no fear of death.
    5.) Respects everybody.
    6.) has an intense scary look. A saint is not a threat to anyone, except to egoist people, but in general he/she has an intense look.
    7.)Extremely low ego.
    8.)Knowledgeable of the supreme being. aka Brahmgyaani.
    9.) Can recognise other saints.
    10.) Day/night he/she sings the praises of the lord. 24 x 7.
    11.) capable of doing longer hours of deep meditation.
    12.) Can take on any scholar of any religion in a debate about their religion.

  2. Mamta

    Two things come to mind when thinking of a saintly person – equipoise and forgiveness.
    Equipoise in the face of the changing nature of this space time reality, the essential nature of which is to show you the Creator Himself in and as the pair of opposites. Bhaana mitha can only be done if you see His hand in your joys as well as your disappointments.
    Forgiveness – first for yourself and your so called negativities and then you can forgive things and people around you when they are less than perfect. A saintly person realises that even though he may be doing everything to be merged with his Creator in all his thoughts, deeds etc. there is still a possibility for mistakes because we are still flawed humans – this is true humility. And because the creator forgives us – main paapi tun bakhshanhar – he forgives others too. So who are we to hold on to others’ mistakes. Let go and let God.
    And a saintly person always works for his own good while making sure it is the good of everyone else. Sarbat da bhala. He intends good for himself and others, does good for himself and others and wishes good for himself and others. His prayer always is – May all beings be happy.

  3. Rawel Singh

    The fifth Guru lists six qualities of a saintly person in Slok Sahkriti M: 5 #40 at SGGS P 1357.

    ਮੰਤ੍ਰੰ ਰਾਮ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੰ ਧ੍ਯਾਨੰ ਸਰਬਤ੍ਰ ਪੂਰਨਹ ॥
    ਗ੍ਯਾਨੰ ਸਮ ਦੁਖ ਸੁਖੰ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਨਿਰਵੈਰਣਹ ॥
    ਦਯਾਲੰ ਸਰਬਤ੍ਰ ਜੀਆ ਪੰਚ ਦੋਖ ਬਿਵਰਜਿਤਹ ॥
    ਭੋਜਨੰ ਗੋਪਾਲ ਕੀਰਤਨੰ ਅਲਪ ਮਾਯਾ ਜਲ ਕਮਲ ਰਹਤਹ ॥
    ਉਪਦੇਸੰ ਸਮ ਮਿਤ੍ਰ ਸਤ੍ਰਹ ਭਗਵੰਤ ਭਗਤਿ ਭਾਵਨੀ ॥
    ਪਰ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਨਹ ਸ੍ਰੋਤਿ ਸ੍ਰਵਣੰ ਆਪੁ ਤ੍ਯਿਗਿ ਸਗਲ ਰੇਣੁਕਹ ॥
    ਖਟ ਲਖ੍ਯਣ ਪੂਰਨੰ ਪੁਰਖਹ ਨਾਨਕ ਨਾਮ ਸਾਧ ਸ੍ਵਜਨਹ ॥੪੦॥

  4. Avtar Singh Dhaliwal

    Saint in the Sikhi is a person, who is fully cognizant of self, accepts and loves the Will of God (obeying the laws of natural phenomena) as ordained; is emancipated from the worldly constraints, superstitions and rituals of ordinary consciousness; enjoys eternal bliss, living an equanimous life, and, emerges as an exalted personality helping others.
    Avtar Singh Dhaliwal, MD

  5. Baldev Singh Vij

    A saintly person is calm, serene, a great listener, undisturbed by any one’s abuses, does not react to insults, loves all.

  6. Bhai Harbans Lal

    The painting used is not updated for today. Saints today will not live a lie those in old days as depicted in the painting. They will be living today as working and engaging in today’s society. You can consider replacing it with photos of Bhagat Puran Singh helping the disadvantaged as an example.

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