Guru Nanak Death Anniversary 2020: The founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak was the first of the ten Sikh Gurus, he died on September 22, 1539. Nanak Dev was known for his political, social, and spiritual beliefs based on love, equality, fraternity, and virtue.
It is said that Guru Nanak traveled entire Asia and taught people about ‘one God‘ and that God constitutes the eternal truth and he resides in his creations. He is recognised as a symbol of peace and servicing, his teachings are based on the principles of quality, goodness, and virtue. We are all aware, Guru Nanak’s teachings are preserved in Guru Granth Sahib which is the holy book of Sikhism. He used organise various social, political, and spiritual platforms based on the principles he practiced and preached.
On Guru Nanak’s 481st death anniversary, check out some of his best quotes and teachings:
“The world is a drama, staged in a dream”
“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.”
“Dwell in peace in the home of your own being, and the Messenger of Death will not be able to touch you.”
“He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God.”
“There is but one God. True is His Name, creative His personality, and immortal His form. He is without fear sans enmity, unborn and self-illumined. By the Guru’s grace, he is obtained.”
“Conquer your mind and conquer the world.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.”