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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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Guru Nanak Dev Ji 

Guru Nanak Dev Ji. (Gurmukhi: ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ), was the founder and first Guru of Sikhism, was born in the year 1469, in the village Talwandi which is located in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent. 

Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s  religious draw on both Hindu and Islamic thought, but are far more than just a synthesis. Guru Nanak Dev Ji was an original spiritual thinker and expressed his thoughts in poetry that forms the basis of Sikh scripture.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s  family were Hindus, but he soon showed an advanced interest in religion and studied Islam and Hinduism extensively. As a child he demonstrated great ability as a poet and philosopher.

One famous story about Guru Nanak tells of his rebellion at the age of eleven. At this age Hindu boys of his caste would start to wear the sacred thread to distinguish them. Nanak refused, saying that people should be distinguished by the things that they did, and their individual qualities, rather than by a thread.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji. continued to demonstrate a radical spiritual streak – arguing with local holy men and sages, both Hindu and Muslim, that external things like pilgrimages, penances, and poverty were of far less spiritual importance than internal changes to the individual’s soul.

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”


Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Quotes from the JapJi Sahib: 

Ik onkar, satnam, karta purakh, nirbhau,
Nir vair, aakaal murat, ajooni se bhang,
Gur parsaad. Jap.

“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 has ever been True. He is also True now.”

Guru Nanak Mool Mantar Ek Om Kar

Nanak naam jahaz hai, charhe so utre paar,
Jo sharda kar sevde, gur paar utaran haar.

O Nanak, the name of God is a ship, one boards to alight across the ocean (this world is akin to an ocean).
Whosoever serves with devotion, the Guru assists (him/her) in alighting across (the ocean).

Above is from Dohra & not written by Guru Nanak dev Ji. 

Guru Nanak Dev Ji has written on topic of death in this quote from Gurbani:

ਜੋ ਆਇਆ ਸੋ ਚਲਸੀ ਸਭੁ ਕੋਈ ਆਈ ਵਾਰੀਐ

Jo Aaeiaa So Chalasee Sabh Koee Aaee Vaareeai ||

ਆਸਾ ਵਾਰ (ਮਃ ੧) (੨੦):੩ – ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੪੭੪ ਪੰ. ੨
Raag Asa Guru Nanak Dev

“Whoever has come, shall depart; all shall have their turn.”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Death is Inevitable:
Gurbani teaches us that the death is inevitable. It is law of the nature.
Whosoever is born must die. Rich and poor, young and old all have die one day.

“With their death already ordained, Mortals come into this World”

-Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Happy GurPurab!

On the Occassion of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Prakash Purab (Birthday), from Guru Ji’s teachings, let’s remember Guru Ji’s message of the Sikhs.
Three principles of Sikhism

  1. Kirat Karo (Honest Living)
  2. Naam Japo (Meditate on God)
  3. Vand Chako (Share with needy)

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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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Guru Nanak Dev Ji Quotes:

“Conquer your mind and conquer the world.”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

 ਬਾਬਾ ਬੋਲੀਐ ਪਿਤ ਹੋਇ ॥
baabaa bolee-ai pat ho-ay.
O Baba, speak only that which will bring you honor.

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“Speak only that which will bring you Honor “

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“Those who have loved are those
That have found god “

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

God knows better what is or wrong for us.

“Hukam Rajayee Chalna Nanak Likheya Naal”.

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“I am neither Hindu Nor Muslim, I am a follower of god”.

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“Nanak Naam Chardi Kala Tere Bhane Sarbat da bhala”.

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Sabhna jiya ka ek daataa, so mai visar na jaaee

Nanak Naam Jahaaz Hai, Jo Chadhe So Uttre Paar!

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

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

Only fools argue whether to eat meat or not. They don’t understand the truth, nor do they meditate on it. Who can define what is meat and what is a plant? Who knows where the sin lies, being a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian?

If there is one God, then there is only His way to attain Him, not another. One must follow that way and reject the other. Worship not him who is born only to die, but Him who is eternal and is contained in the whole universe.

“Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“By singing the Guru’s hymns, I, the minstrel spread the Lord’s glory. Nanak, by praising the True Name, I have obtained the perfect Lord.”

“Nanak, the whole world is in distress. He, who believes in the Name, becomes victorious.”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“That one plant should be sown and another be produced cannot happen; whatever seed is sown, a plant of that kind even comes forth.”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“Asceticism doesn’t lie in ascetic robes or in walking staff nor in the ashes. Asceticism doesn’t lie in the earring nor in the shaven head nor blowing a conch. Asceticism lies in remaining pure amidst impurities.”

“Let God’s grace be the mosque, and devotion the prayer mat. Let the Quran be the conduct.”

“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.”

“Offspring, the due performance on religious rites, faithful service, highest conjugal happiness and heavenly bliss for the ancestors and oneself, depend on one’s wife alone.”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“Even kings and emperors, with mountains of property and oceans of wealth – these are not even equal to an ant, who does not forget God.”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Dwell in peace in the home of your own being
And the messenger of death will not be able to touch you

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“He who has no faith in himself
Can never have faith in god “

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“The world is a drama
Staged in a dream “

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“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 .”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“Death would not be called bad,
O people , if one knew how to truly die .”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“I am neither male nor female,
Nor am I sexless. I am the peaceful one,
Whose form is self- effulgent ,
Powerful radiance .”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“I am neither a child, A young man,
Nor an ancient ; nor am I of any caste”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“The world is a drama, staged in a dream”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“Your Mercy is my social status.”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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

Guru Nanak Dev Ji 

“He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God.” –

Guru Nanak Dev Ji 

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

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Start your day with a Positive Quote

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

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji 

“Let no man in the world in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore.”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“What should the yogi have to fear? Trees, plants, and all that is inside and outside is He Himself.”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Those who have loved are those that have found God and evil means.

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

I am not the born, how can there be either birth or death for me?

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“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.”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“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.”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“Owing to of the rope, the rope appears to be a snake; owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state arises of the individualized, limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self.”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“There are worlds and more worlds below them, and there are a hundred thousand skies over them. No one has been able to find the limits and boundaries of God. If there be any account of God, then alone the mortal can write the same; but God’s account does not finish, and the mortal himself dies while still writing.”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji

“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.”

– Guru Nanak Dev Ji