The Role of the Satguru According to the Adi Granth (Sikh Scriptures)
Adi Granth: By the Guru’s instruction the mind of the disciple is rendered immaculate and she keeps God clasped to her heart. She keeps God enshrined in her mind, arranges her affairs, and by the Master’s instruction knows her Lord.
“My Beloved has fascinated my soul and I have obtained the Lord, the scribe of destiny.”
Serving the Satguru she attains eternal peace and God, the enemy of ego and pride, abides in her mind.
By the Master’s instruction the name of God is contemplated. By the guru’s grace, soul and body are saturated with the Lord and the Lord’s name seems sweet to the mortal. The Lord’s name seems sweet to them. He liberates all their families. With their mouths they utter the Lord’s name. Their comings and goings cease. They obtain bliss, and their attention remains absorbed the Home of Celestial Music.
The Lord’s name is the Song of Joy. It is by the Guru’s instruction that the name is contemplated.
(Sri Guru Granth Sahib, English and Punjabi Translation, Volume 5, Manmohan Singh, Publisher: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Amritsar)
The Sat-Guru-given Gnosis [direct experience] is lit up in the heart, with whose Light is dispelled the darkness of spiritual ignorance.
(Sri Guru Granth Sahib, English and Punjabi Translation, Manmohan Singh, Volume 3, Publisher: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Amritsar)