‘He who regards all men as equals is religious.’
Insightful, compassionate and benevolent, Guru Nanak Dev was
a scholar, teacher, mentor and guide. Both a man of God as well
as of the people, he believed that religion was a means of bringing
everyone together and upheld the equality of all human beings,
whatever their caste, beliefs or gender.
Unusually spiritual even as a child, Guru Nanak stood up bravely
against the social and religious rituals of the times. He travelled far
and wide, in India and beyond, for more than 20 years to spread
the message of peace and humanity. His sermons, songs and stories
are recorded as hymns in the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of
Sikhism, the faith he founded.
This book brings together the extraordinary life of Guru Nanak
and his most important sayings and beliefs. From his steadfast
pursuit of truth and equality, and his love for all, you too can learn
to be a little bit like Guru Nanak.
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• Timeline: A chronology of Guru Nanak’s life
• The Japji Sahib
• Bonus Quiz: How much do you know about Guru Nanak?