Once upon a time, people were busy arguing about God and self. Everyone claimed they are right about their thoughts. Then a simple saint gave all of them a wake-up call. The saint said, “The Divine cannot be reduced to thought, even by thinking lakhs of times”. Teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji continued to prove this point to the World. There are many saints, seers, and sages but Guru Nanak Dev has a unique and separate place in the heart of everyone.
He teaches people the core of all the scriptures. Additionally, he guides in a very easy and simple way. Hence, folks easily absorb and understand everything.
Some teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Guru Nanak Dev is the first Guru of the Sikhs. He says, “You don’t have to be sacred of God”. He says all the things with experience. Moreover, Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s contribution to Indian philosophy is unique, enduring, and precious. In fact, this should be taught to every human being out there.
Another outstanding teaching is that practical living and philosophy go hand in hand. You see, you cannot talk about philosophy without practicing in day to day life.
Meaning of the Japji
Guru Nanak Dev composed the Japji. This says, “Ek Onkar (God is one) Satnam (His name is true) Karta-purakh (creator) Nirbhau (without fear) Nirvair (inimical to none) Akal-murat (immortal) Ajuni saibhang (beyond birth and death) Gurprasad (realized by the kindness of the true Guru) Jap (chanting the name) Aad sach (the truth before creation) Jugaad sach (eternal truth) hai bhi sach (truth here and now) Nanak hose bhi sach (he will be true in the future)”.
Moreover, Guru Nanak Dev also talks about the unity and oneness of mankind. Thus, all should unite and work together. Moreover, there is one God who is invisible. In addition to this, he explained very beautifully that the thought of separation occurs when we think we are different. But when we understand that our source is the same, roots are the same then there will be no separation.
There are many other teachings as well which we cannot sum up here.
Nonetheless, A very happy Guru Nanak Jayanti to everyone!
Author: Pranshu Agarwal
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