Once I was standing on the side of the road, there was total darkness.
An old sikh man was passing by dressed in white , passing so close to me that I noticed him.
I said in a loud voice “It is so dark I cannot see. Where are you going?”.
He answered, “I am going to the Gurdwara”.
“How can you see the direction to the Gurdwara, how can you see in the dark?”
The Gurmukh knows the Divine Light,
while the foolish manmukh (egotist, talking head)
gropes around in the darkness.
Sri Guru Granth Sahib Page 34
Engrossed in egotism, the world perishes.
Without the Guru (True Teacher/Teachings), there is utter darkness
Sri Guru Granth Sahib Page 39
Like a lamp lit in the darkness, the spiritual wisdom of Guruji (the SGGS) dispels ignorance.
Sri Guru Granth Sahib Page 54
One who does not fear the Fearless One shall live in fear; without the Guru (True Teacher/Teachings), there is only pitch darkness.
Sri Guru Granth Sahib Page 55
Without Guruji, there is only pitch darkness; without the Shabad (True Teachings), understanding is not obtained
Sri Guru Granth Sahib Page 78
The entire night of your life has passed away in darkness; but by serving the True Guru, the Divine Light shall dawn within.
.Sri Guru Granth Sahib Page 87
The Divine Light shines in their hearts, and like the sun which removes the darkness of night, it dispels the darkness of ignorance.
Sri Guru Granth Sahib Page 124
Without the Shabad, there is only darkness within.