Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Teachings: Kirat Karo, Naam Japo, Vand Chako

On the occasion of Guru Nanak Dev’s Ji’s birthday let’s Read & Reflect on Guru ji’s main teaching for Sikhs.  Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s teachings are summarized as the Three Pillars of Sikhism: Kirat Karo Naam Japo Vand Chako Kirat Karo Guru Nanak Dev Ji asked the Sikhs to live as householders and practice “Kirat”:

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Sab sikhan ko Hukam hai guru manyo Granth – Jyoti jot divas Guru Gobind Singh

Sab sikhan ko Hukam hai guru manyo Granth – Jyoti jot divas Guru Gobind Singh
Joti jot means the day Guru Gobind Singh ji left his heavenly abode in 1708, at Hazur Sahib(Nanded) Maharashtra India.

This quote “All Sikhs are commanded to take the Granth as Guru” is by the last living Guru for the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh Ji. This was proclaimed by Guru ji when he felt that his call from Heaven had come and it was time for him to pass the successorship (gur gadi).

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HAPPY DIWALI & BANDHI CHOR DIVAS – FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Happy Diwali – the Indian Hindu festival of Lights.  The Jains observe Diwali which marks the final liberation of Mahavira & the Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas to mark the release of Guru Hargobind from a Mughal Empire prison along with 52 kings. For Hindus the festival marks Diwali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light

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Every step in taken Mindfulness brings us one step closer to Healing ourselves & the planet

Life is challenging and we all go though our struggles. Challenges come in different ways but each of us with time gets through towards acceptance and healing. This quote by Thich Nhat Hanh is guiding us that with a practice like Mindfulness, every time we practice we come one step closer to healing ourselves and

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We are shaped by our thoughts; We become what we think

This quote is based on a verse by Buddha that what we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts. 80,000 of our thoughts are negative so its important be mindful and make an effort to have a positive mindset.  If you are waking up and struggling to

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Why call her Bad? From her, Kings are born.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji, believed men and women are equal and therefore women cannot be considered inferior. To woman we marry, of woman are we born, of woman conceived, by woman is the civilization continued. It is by woman that the entire social order is maintained. Then “why call her bad? From her Kings are born”

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Speak only that will bring you Honor

Do you control your mind or does your mind control you? This quote by Guru Nanak dev ji is guiding us that if we can conquer our mind, we can conquer anything. Read below on the story and analogy of mind like a horse that creates havoc when you try to tame it.

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The only way to get your power back is through Forgiveness. The only way to claim your inner peace is through Acceptance.

Lewis Howes a best-selling author, makes a point in his video (watch below) that: how he spent his whole life proving people wrong and that did not bring him happiness or peace. Because proving people wrong isn’t a recipe for for fulfillment, its a recipe for chaos. Lewis realized that he was only hurting himself

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The truth is we shouldn’t be looking to prove anyone wrong. We should be looking to lift others up.

Lewis Howes a best-selling author, makes a point in his video (watch below) that: how he spent his whole life proving people wrong and that did not bring him happiness or peace. Because proving people wrong isn’t a recipe for for fulfillment, its a recipe for chaos. Lewis realized that he was only hurting himself

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The Ignorant person is totally blind, He does not appreciate the value of the Jewel

Guru Amar Das Sahib Ji (ਗੁਰੂ ਅਮਰ ਦਾਸ) (1479 – 1574), was the third of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism. Guru Amar Das ji composed 907 hymns, that are incorporated in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Gift of the prayer Anand Sahib, which is one of the Five Banis recited daily by devout Sikhs. “The ignorant person is totally blind he does not appreciate

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