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Shri Guru Nanak – Founder of the Sikhs (India b. 1469 AD).



Shri Guru Nanak was the founder of the Sikh religion and the first of the ten Sikh gurus. Born in 1469 in the Indian village of Talwandi, he was a spiritual seeker from a young age and is said to have received divine revelations that would guide his life's work.

Guru Nanak traveled extensively throughout India, spreading his message of equality, compassion, and the oneness of God. He challenged the social and religious hierarchies of his time, advocating for the rights of women, the poor, and the marginalized. He emphasized the importance of selfless service, honest work, and devotion to God, teachings that would become central to the Sikh faith.

Guru Nanak's message was recorded in the form of hymns and poems known as shabads, which were later compiled into the holy scripture of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib. This scripture, considered the living guru of the Sikhs, contains not only the teachings of Guru Nanak but also those of other saints and sages from a variety of religious traditions.

Guru Nanak's life and teachings have had a lasting impact on India and the world. The Sikh community, now numbering over 20 million people, continues to be inspired by his message of equality, compassion, and the importance of serving others. His legacy is also remembered through the annual celebration of his birthday, Guru Nanak Jayanti, which is celebrated by Sikhs around the world with joy and devotion.

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"Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru, none can cross over to the other shore."


"The true one was there from time immemorial. He is there today and ever there you will find."


"One who recognizes the Word of the Shabad, finds peace; by Guru's Grace, he understands."


"Whatever be the qualities of the man with whom a woman is united according to the law, such qualities even she assumes, like a river, united with the ocean."


"Let God's grace be the mosque, and devotion the prayer mat. Let the Quran be the good conduct."


"I am neither a Hindu nor a Muslim, am I? My body and breath of life belong to Allah and to Ram."


"He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God."


"As fragrance abides in the flower, as reflection is within the mirror, so does your Lord abide within you, why search for him without?"


"The world is a drama, staged in a dream."


"Burn worldly love, rub the ashes and make ink of it, make the heart the pen, the intellect the writer, write that which has no end or limit."


"Through shallow intellect, the mind becomes shallow, and one eats the fly, along with the sweets."


"The production of children, the nurture of those born, and the daily life of men, of these matters woman is visibly the cause."


"Before becoming a Muslim, a Sikh, a Hindu or a Christian, let's become a human first."

"Dwell in peace in the home of your own being, and the Messenger of Death will not be able to touch you."


"Make an effort to understand the worldviews of others, and you will have a better understanding of your own."


"I am neither male nor female, nor am I sexless. I am the Peaceful One, whose form is self-effulgent, powerful radiance."


"By singing the Guru's hymns, I obtain the state of Nirvana; by the Guru's grace, I am rid of all pain."


"He who regards all men as equals is religious."


"God is one, but he has innumerable forms. He is the creator of all and He himself takes the human form."


"Realization of Truth is higher than all else. Higher still is truthful living."


"The greatest comforts and lasting peace are obtained, when one eradicates selfishness from within."


"Do not be so proud of your achievements, because the breath that gives life can also take it away."


"He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God."


"One cannot comprehend Him through reason, even if one reasoned for ages."


"As fragrance abides in the flower, as reflection is within the mirror, so does your Lord abide within you, why search for him without?"


"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction."


"Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru, none can cross over to the other shore."


"Without the Name, there is no peace. Without the Name, there is no honor."


"Let God's grace be the mosque, and devotion the prayer mat. Let the


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