The world is celebrating the Birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji today. Travelling far and wide (on a set of spiritual journeys termed as ‘Udaasis’ through India/South Asia, Tibet and Arabic Land), Guru Nanak preached the new idea of God as “Supreme, Universal, All-powerful and Truthful, Formless (Nirankar), Fearless (NirBhau), Without hate (Nirvair), the Sole, the Self-Existent, the Incomprehensible and the Ever-lasting creator of all things (Karta Purakh), and Satnam (the Eternal and Absolute Truth)”.

I just tried penning down few lines of the teachings of Guru Ji.

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पाँच सौ साल पहले उनका प्रकाश हुआ था,
सँसार से अँधकार का नाश हुआ था,
भेदभाव को समाज से उन्होंने मिटाया था,
है कुदरत के सब बन्दे, उन्होंने सिखाया था।

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विश्व के हर कोने में यही पाठ उन्होंने पढ़ाया,
ऐसी कोई दिशा नहीं, जहाँ ना हो भगवन की छाया,
विज्ञान के कई तथ्यों को था तभी सबको बताया,
पृथ्वी करे सूरज की आरती, है यह सब भगवान की माया।

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कुछ असूल उनके ज़रूर ज़िन्दगी में तुम अपनाना,
बस मेहनत की ज़िन्दगी को ही ज़िन्दगी तुम बनाना,
रोटी चाहे एक हो, पर मिल बाँट के खायो,
कितने भी हो व्यस्त, पर भगवान को ना मन से भुलाओ।

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ना सुलझे जब ज़िन्दगी में कोई परेशानी,
हाथ थामो गुरु का और पड़ो गुरबाणी,
हर प्रश्न का जवाब तुम्हें मिलेगा जहाँ से,
ना मिला कोई प्रार्थी जो लौटा खाली हाथ यहाँ से।

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चलो इस बार ऐसा गुरुपर्व मनाएँ,
ज़िन्दगी अपनी को सार्थक बनाएँ,
गुरु जी की शिक्षा ज़िन्दगी में अपनाएँ,
ज़िन्दगी अपनी को सार्थक बनाएँ।

May these teachings help us all be a better individual. May His teachings of One God dispel communal hatred and make the World a better place to live in.

God bless!

11 thoughts on “Teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji!”

  1. Simardeep his teachings are so simple and honest that one cannot just feel calm after reading them. Thank you for writing this really 🙂

    1. Guru Ji’s teachings are certainly universal. If you get some time, do read his life story once. 🙂
      And glad that you liked the lines.

  2. The teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji were simple, as Richa pointed out, but they were worth following. Those showed us the path to live a truly happy and fulfilling life.
    Alas! those teachings are being forgotten. I feel horrible to say this but even Sikhs rarely follow or even remember his words now. I say that because I have seen people kicking away the beggars or abusing them while holding the chabeels. I say that because I have seen Sikhs fighting for religion, instead of the right thing.
    I just wish that posts like these keep getting published and somehow people will start realizing what are the teachings they resolved to follow in the first place.

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