June 15, 2024 09:46:59 booked.net

Life-changing lessons & teachings from Guru Nanak Dev Ji, which you should truly admit in your life!

1. ‘Ik Onkar’ means there is only one God

“There is but One God. His name is Truth; He is the Creator. He fears none; he is without hate. He never dies; He is beyond the cycle of births and death. He is self-illuminated. He is realized by the kindness of the True Guru. He was True in the beginning; He was True when the ages commenced and have ever been True. He is also True now.”

2. Kirat Karo means work honestly

“Whatever kind of seed is sown in a field, prepared in due season, a plant of that same kind, marked with the peculiar qualities of the seed, springs up in it.”

3. Vand Shhakō means to share and consume

“If the people use the wealth bestowed on them by God for themselves alone or for treasuring it, it is like a corpse. But if they decide to share it with others, it becomes sacred food.”

4. Sewa means selfless service

“Sing the songs of joy to the Lord, serve the name of the Lord, and become the servant of His servants.”

5. Equality

“He who regards all men as equals is religious.”

6. Respect women

“Why do disrespect the one who gives birth to the majestic kings of the world”

7. God is omnipresent

“From its brilliancy, everything is illuminated.”

8. Kindness and compassion

“Asceticism doesn’t lie in mere words; He is an ascetic who treats everyone alike. Asceticism doesn’t lie in visiting burial places; it lies not in wandering about nor in bathing at places of pilgrimage. Asceticism is to remain pure amidst impurities.”

9. Fight the five evils within yourself

Guru Nanak Dev Ji taught that the true meaning of life is attained when one can merge with the Supreme Being. But there are five evils in life that stop us from doing so. He listed them as Ego, Anger, Greed, Attachment, and Lust. Overcoming these vices is the only way to get closer to the Divine Being.