Guru Nanak Death Anniversary 2022: The first Guru and the founder of Sikhism, he is known for his political, social and spiritual beliefs based on love, equality, brotherhood and virtue. Nanak Dev Ji died on September 22, 1539. His teachings are found in the Sikh sacred scriptures Guru Granth Sahib, a collection of verses written in Gurmukhi. This day is marked as ‘Jyoti Jot’ and prayers are offered in Kartarpur Sahib. Nanak ji was born to Baba Mehta Kalu and Mata Tripta in Rai Bhoi Ki Talwandi (now in Pakistan), named Nankana Sahib.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji described religious harmony as the most important thing and laid the foundation of Sikhism. He was a master of many languages and traveled to different places in the world. He also signified Guru as the voice of god, who is the true source of knowledge and salvation.
Guru Nanak Ji spread the message of ‘one God’. He traveled all over the world, including Mecca, Tibet, Kashmir, Bengal, Manipur and Rome, on foot with his Muslim companion (and friend) Bhai Mardana to spread the sacred message that God is the eternal truth and dwells in his creations. Nanak Dev ji said that religion looks at all men and women equally.
Inspirational Quotes and Teachings by Guru Nanak:
- “He who does not believe in himself can never believe in God.”
- “I am neither male nor female, nor am I sexless. I am the Peaceful One, whose form is a self-radiant, powerful radiance.”
- “Let no one in the world live in delusions. Without a Guru no one can cross to the other bank.’
- “Speak only that which will bring you honor.”
- “There is only one God. Where is His Name, His personality creative and His form immortal. He is fearless without enmity, unborn and enlightened by himself. By the grace of the Guru he is obtained.”
- “Death would not be called evil, O people, if one knew how to die really.”
- “Those who have loved are those who have found God.”
- “Ego, anger, greed, attachment and lust are the 5 evils to avoid. Each of these 5 evils makes life miserable.”
- “He who regards all men as equals is religious.”
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