These do not necessarily win God's goodwill,

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If one could extend one's life to four ages,(1) nay make it ten times longer;If one were known throughout the nine planes of creation;And everyone therein followed him in respect; If every creature praised him to the sky:All this and more has no value if God's eye looked not kindly upon him:Without His goodwill, he will be reckoned as the meanest worm amongst worms; And sinners shall charge him with sins. O Nanak, He bestows virtues on those who have none, and adds to the store of the virtuous.But there is naught that can bestow aught upon Him

— Guru Nanak



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Through certain yogic practices one can prolong one's life and master super human and miraculous powers. But, says Nanak, these do not necessarily win God's goodwill, without which all is vanity. In fact,Nanak unequivocally states that such supernatural powers, more often than not, become hindrances in the way of full realisation of God.

jasdir singh jaura | Wed, 09/01/2010 - 12:45