Framed poster - Guru Nanak - founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus - Sikhism
Framed poster - Guru Nanak - founder of Sikhism
He is considered an incarnation of God and integrated the best from Muslim and Hindu faiths of his time.
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Sikhism has a following of over 20 million people worldwide. It is a very practical religion but also very demanding as we can see from Guru Nanak poems.
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The most significant historical religious center for the Sikhs is Harmiandir Sahib (The Golden Temple) at Amritsar in the state of Punjab in northern India. It is the inspirational and historical center of Sikhism but is not a mandatory place of pilgrimage or worship. All places where Sri Guru Granth Sahib are installed are considered equally holy for Sikhs.
Guru Nanak, 1469-1539 was the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. His birth is celebrated worldwide as Guru Nanak Gurpurab on Kartik Pooranmashi, the full-moon day in the month of Katak, October–November.
Guru Nanak travelled far and wide teaching people the message of one God who dwells in every one of His creations and constitutes the eternal Truth. He set up a unique spiritual, social, and political platform based on equality, fraternal love, goodness, and virtue.
Guru Nanak's words are registered in the form of 974 poetic hymns in the holy text of Sikhism, the Guru Granth Sahib, with some of the major prayers being the Japji Sahib, the Asa di Var and the Sidh-Ghost.
It is part of Sikh religious belief that the spirit of Guru Nanak's sanctity, divinity and religious authority descended upon each of the nine subsequent Gurus when the Guruship was devolved on to them.
According to Sikh traditions, the birth and early years of Guru Nanak's life were marked with many events that demonstrated that Nanak had been marked by divine grace. Commentaries on his life give details of his blossoming awareness from a young age. At the age of five, Nanak is said to have voiced interest in divine subjects. --- Source:https://www.sikhs.org/summary.htm A way of life and philosophy well ahead of its time when it was founded over 500 years ago, The Sikh religion today has a following of over 20 million people worldwide. Sikhism preaches a message of devotion and remembrance of God at all times, truthful living, equality of mankind, social justice and denounces superstitions and blind rituals. Sikhism is open to all through the teachings of its 10 Gurus enshrined in the Sikh Holy Book and Living Guru, Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Who and What is a Sikh? The word 'Sikh' in the Punjabi language means 'disciple', Sikhs are the disciples of God who follow the writings and teachings of the Ten Sikh Gurus. The wisdom of these teachings in Sri Guru Granth Sahib are practical and universal in their appeal to all mankind. --- Philosophy and Beliefs There is only One God. He is the same God for all people of all religions. The soul goes through cycles of births and deaths before it reaches the human form. The goal of our life is to lead an exemplary existence so that one may merge with God. Sikhs should remember God at all times and practice living a virtuous and truthful life while maintaining a balance between their spiritual obligations and temporal obligations. The true path to achieving salvation and merging with God does not require renunciation of the world or celibacy, but living the life of a householder, earning a honest living and avoiding worldly temptations and sins. Sikhism condemns blind rituals such as fasting, visiting places of pilgrimage, superstitions, worship of the dead, idol worship etc. Sikhism preaches that people of different races, religions, or sex are all equal in the eyes of God. It teaches the full equality of men and women. Women can participate in any religious function or perform any Sikh ceremony or lead the congregation in prayer. --- Here we quote one of his poems and direct teachings to a trader:
The following is a homily addressed to a trader called Ramu whom the Guru met at Kartarpur:
Trade, O trader, and take care of thy merchandise. Buy such goods as shall depart with thee. In the next world is a wise Merchant who will be careful in selecting the real article. O my brother, utter God's name with attention. Take with thee God's praise as thy merchandise, so that, when the Merchant seeth it, He shall be satisfied. How shall they whose wares are not genuine, be happy? By trading in counterfeit goods the soul and body become counterfeit. Like a deer shared in a noose, such a trader shall suffer great misery and ever lament. The counterfeit shall not be received in the great God's treasury, and they shall not behold Him. The counterfeit have neither caste nor honour; the counterfeit are none of them acceptable. The counterfeit who do counterfeit work, shall lose their honour in transmigration.
Extract: From an early age Guru Nanak made friends with both Hindu and Muslim children and was very inquisitive about the meaning of life. At the age of six he was sent to the village school teacher for schooling in reading and writing in Hindi and mathematics. He was then schooled in the study of Muslim literature and learned Persian and Arabic. He was an unusually gifted child who learned quickly and often question his teachers.
At age 13 it was time for Guru Nanak to be invested with the sacred thread according to the traditional Hindu custom. At the ceremony which was attended by family and friends and to the disappointment of his family Guru Nanak refused to accept the sacred cotton thread from the Hindu priest. He sang the following poem:
"Let mercy be the cotton, contentment the thread, Continence the knot and truth the twist. O priest! If you have such a thread, Do give it to me. It'll not wear out, nor get soiled, nor burnt, nor lost. Says Nanak, blessed are those who go about wearing such a thread" (Rag Asa)
As a young man herding the family cattle, Guru Nanak would spend long hours absorbed in meditation and in religious discussions with Muslim and Hindu holy men who lived in the forests surrounding the village.
The 10 Sikh Gurus:
1. Guru Nanak Dev Ji - Guru from 1469 to 1539 2. Guru Angad Dev Ji - Guru from 1539 to 1552 3. Guru Amar Das Sahib Ji - Guru from 1552 to 1574 4. Guru Ram Das Sahib Ji - Guru from 1574 to 1581 5. Guru Arjan Dev Ji - Guru from 1581 to 1606 6. Guru Har Gobind Sahib Ji - - Guru from 1606 to 1644 7. Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji - Guru from 1644 to 1661 8. Guru Har Krishan Sahib Ji - Guru from 1661 to 1664 9. Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji - Guru from 1665 to 1675 10. Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji - Guru from 1675 to 1708