Bhai Gurdas said “Suni Pukaar Dataar Prabh, Guru Nanak Jag Maahe Pathaya”, God heard the wailing of the suffering humanity and sent Guru Nanak in this World. He also said that “Satguru Nanak Pargateya Mitti Dhund Jag Channan Hoya”.
Guru Nanak Dev ji firmly believed in the existence of God. He revealed the meaning of God in Mool Mantra, “Ik Onkar, Sat Naam, Karta Purukh, Nirbhau, Nirvair, Akal Murat, Ajooni saibhang, Gurprasad”. God is one and his existence is true.
Guru ji devoted his entire life spreading God’s message. He denounced meaningless customs, rituals, prejudices and superstitions in the religions. Guru Nanak’s message of love and hope was not only to his own country, but also to the countries like Arabia, Turkey, Afghanistan, Sri-Lanka, Central Asia and parts of China and Tibet.
Guru Nanak Dev ji’s main teachings are understood to be practice in three ways:
(1) Nam Japo:- Chanting the Holy Name and thus remembering God at all times (ceaseless devotion to God);
(2) Kirat Karo:-Earning/making a living honestly, without exploitation or fraud;
(3) Vand Chhakho:- Sharing with others, helping those, who are in need.
Information shared by:
Arvinder Singh Chhatwal
Secretary, Dwarka Sikh Forum