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Gurū Nānak (Punjabi pronunciation: [gʊɾuː naːnəkᵊ], audio speaker iconpronunciation; born as Nānak on 15 April 1469 – 22 September 1539), also referred to as Bābā Nānak ('father Nānak'),[1] was the founder of Sikhism and is the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. His birth is celebrated worldwide as Guru Nanak Gurpurab on Katak Pooranmashi ('full-moon of Kattak'), i.e. October–November.

Nanak is said to have travelled far and wide across Asia teaching people the message of ik onkar (ੴ, 'one God'), who dwells in every one of his creations and constitutes the eternal Truth.[2] With this concept, he would set up a unique spiritual, social, and political platform based on equality, fraternal love, goodness, and virtue.[3][4][5]

Nanak's words are registered in the form of 974 poetic hymns, or shabda, in the holy text of Sikhism, the Guru Granth Sahib, with some of the major prayers being the Japji Sahib (jap, 'to recite'; ji and sahib are suffixes signifying respect); the Asa di Var ('ballad of hope'); and the Sidh Gosht ('discussion with the Siddhas'). It is part of Sikh religious belief that the spirit of Nanak's sanctity, divinity, and religious authority had descended upon each of the nine subsequent Gurus when the Guruship was devolved on to them.
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Guru Nanak helped to combine the best aspects of Islam and Hinduism in Sikhism at those times and helped build bridges between these two communities then. He had disciples amongst both the Hindus and Muslims. In the Guru Granth Sahib, Om as well as Allah are considered to be names of God.

He was also the first Indian spiritual master to travel to the Kaaba in Arabia then. :anjali:
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Ajay0 wrote: Fri Feb 25, 2022 8:12 am Guru Nanak helped to combine the best aspects of Islam and Hinduism in Sikhism at those times and helped build bridges between these two communities then. He had disciples amongst both the Hindus and Muslims. In the Guru Granth Sahib, Om as well as Allah are considered to be names of God.

He was also the first Indian spiritual master to travel to the Kaaba in Arabia then. :anjali:
:thumbsup: India would have had a lot less bloodshed if more had converted to Sikhism.
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DNS wrote: Fri Feb 25, 2022 4:27 pm
:thumbsup: India would have had a lot less bloodshed if more had converted to Sikhism.
Perhaps less, perhaps not.

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I remember a story revealing Guru Nanak's psychic abilities of clairvoyance. I am putting it over here as I recall it.

Guru Nanak was invited to a muslim prayer session by some muslim nobles who esteemed his presence and the miracles that usually happened around him.

While the nobles were praying, Nanak all of a sudden started laughing. When the nobles asked him what was so funny, Nanak revealed the thought process of each of the nobles while praying. Even though reciting islamic prayers their minds was on the material things of the world and hence their religious actions was merely a mechanical exercise.

Nanak revealed with precision the non-spiritual nature of the thoughts of each of the nobles. The nobles confessed that Nanak's utterances were true, and this further increased their esteem for him. :anjali:
Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost.~ Buddha AN 10.1

If you do right, irrespective of what the other does, it will slow down the (turbulent) mind. ~ Rajini Menon
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