Coming through the above list, it is clear that Guru Granth Sahib is a truly secular and universal in character which is meant for whole humanity and not only for Sikhs.
Another unique feature of Guru Granth Sahib is that its contents are in poetry and have been arranged to be sung in classical Ragas. Almost whole of the Bani is classified in 31 main RAGAS with their Sub Ragas and branches, known as Raginis. It has in all 5871 rhymes or Shabads. These Shabads are in the languages which were easily understood by man throughout i.e. Punjabi in various prevalant , poorbi, Dakhni, persian and some sanskrit, marathi etc. unlike other scriptures using Sanskrit, Arabic, Latik and Greek etc. as their languages which was understood only by priest class and not common people.
No wonder that Guru Granth Sahib is hailed in the world over as an universal scripture of a universal religion. It is a universal treasure home of gems of thoughts. Its message is for the welfare of whole human society and not for any particular caste, creed, religion, sect, province or country. Its subject matter relates to alleviation of human beings to a higher spiritual level and
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT GURU GRANTH SAHIB
1. DUNCAN GREENLEES : Gospel of Guru Granth Sahib : Guru Granth Sahib is certainly one of the world’s masterpieces of poetry. It is legitimately the ‘Bible of the Universal Religion’.
2. PROF. ABDUL MAJID KHAN : In the real sense of the word, Guru Granth is a synthesis of scriptures, a spiritual dictionary and a marvellous book meant for the betterment and spiritual uplift of humanity.
3. Dr. RAJENDRA PRASAD : The Sikh Gurus were partiots and reformers, but in no way partisans. What is more they believed in practising TRUTH rather than merely preaching it. The Adi Granth is indeed a monument to their universal and rationl outlook, their catholicity and earnest search for spiritual truth.
4. MRS. PEARL S. BUCK : Guru Granth Sahib is a source book, an expression of man’s loneliness, his aspirations, hislongings, his cry to God and his hunger for communications with that Being. I have studied the scriptures of other great religions but I do not find elsewhere the same power of appeal to the heart and mind as I find here in these volumes.
5. ARNOLD TOYNBEE : "Guru Granth Sahib is remarkable for several reasons. Of all the known religious scriptures, this book is the most highly venerated. It means more to Sikhs than even what the Quran means to Muslims, the Bible to Christians and the Torah to Jews. The Guru Granth is the Sikh’s perpetual Guru (Spiritual Guide)". "In this coming religious debate, the Sikh religion and its scriptures, Guru Granth will have something of special value to say to the rest of the world."
6. Dr. S. RADHAKRISHNAN : "We find in the Guru Granth, a wide range of mystical emotions, intimate expressions of the personal realization of God and rapturous hymns of divine love." "The borders of seas and mountains will give way before the call of eternal truth which is set forthe with freshness of feeling and feruorr of devotion in Guru Granth."
7. SADHU T.L. VASWANI : "The living spirit of the Guru speaketh today in the words of this ever living Book, the inspired Testament of the saint, which Tenth Nanak (Guru Gobind Singh Ji) with the last benedietion of this earthly life, left to his disciples as their Enlightner."
8. PROF. PURAN SINGH : "It is the scripture of all nations, for it is the lyric of Divine Love and all the people of the earth submit on such growing lyrical prayer that Guru Granth is one song, one idea and one life. Immensity is the substance of the sublime."