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  • 9 Teachings of Guru Nanak Sahib

    Below are some teachings of Guru Nanak sahib which we should all follow- Importance of Guru – According to him, Guru was the voice of god, the true source of knowledge and salvation. Shun 5 evils – Love, anger, greed, attachment and lust. No discrimination – We should not caste others on the basis of color, caste and all odds. Vand Karo – Sharing with others especially with those who are having less and who are in need Kirat Karo – Human being should live their life honestly by not making any fraud. Naam Japna – Chanting the holy name and remembering god every time and it will connect our sole to God. Sach sunaisi sach ki bela – Speaking the truth. Sharbat da bhala means goodwill for all. Waheguru – Submission to the will of God.

  • Some interesting facts about Guru Nanak sahib

    Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a guru none can cross over to other shore. Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guru Purab is celebrated on Katak pooranmashi (The night of Full Moon is called Puranmashi). On this day Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism was born. Guru means teacher or master and Purab means purv or festival. Hence it is considered as a festival. Here are some interesting facts about Guru Nanak sahib which might make you think that he was a holy spiritual soul in a mortal human body:- Guru Nanak ji or Baba Nanak ji (1469-1539) was born in Nankana Sahib, Pakistan. It is believed that he was ultra intelligent from his childhood itself. Guru Nanak's amazing spiritual personality, teachings and love for humanity had made him very popular both among the Hindu, Sikh and Muslim communities during his very lifetime. He was the first of ten sikh gurus among Guru Angad Dev ji, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ramdas, Guru Arjun Dev ji, Guru Har Gobind sahib, Guru Har Rai Sahib,Guru Har Krishnan, Guru Tegh Bahadur, Guru Gobind Singh. Guru Nanak ji was all in one, he was a philosopher, yogi, household, religious reformer, social reformer, poet, patriot & vishwa bandhu. His father was Mehta Kalu formally known as Kalyan Chand Das Bedi served as the patwari of crop revenue for the village of Talwandi in the employment of the landlord, Rai Bular Bhatti and his mother was Mata Tripta She was born from a Hindu family. He was married at the age of sixteen in Balapan to Sulakhan of Moola, a resident of a place called Lakhouki under Gurdaspur district. When he was 32 his first child was born and at 36 second child was born. After the birth of both the boys, in 1507, Nanak left the burden of his family and he left with Lahna, Bala and Ramdas for pilgrimage. He wandered around and started teaching. By 1521, he completed four travel cycles, traveling to the main places of India, Afghanistan, Persia and Arabia. These yatras are called "gloom" in Punjabi. Guru Nanak comes under Bhaktikal which occupy a important place in Hindi literature. He belongs to the knowledgeable branch of the Nirguna stream in Bhakti Kaal. Bhakti Kaal starting from samvat 1343 A.D to samvat 1643 A.D was the best era in Hindi literature also called as swarn kaal. He established a city named Kartarpur which is now the part of Pakistan. He built the first gurudwara sahib and also he established the first Sikh commune in Kartarpur. Death of Guru Nanak sahib As guru ji was preparing for leaving his mortal body all his devotees who are Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs were in tension as they all want to give guru finial rites according to their respective tradition. But guru ji end this argument by asking their devotees to bring fresh flowers and asks their Hindu and Sikhs devotees to put those flowers on his right and asked Muslim devotees to put flowers on his left. Guru Nanak ji told that, the section of devotees whose flowers did not fade away shall have the rights and honour to dispose his mortal body as per their tradition. Devotees prayed Sohila and Japji Sahib for Guruji the very last time, following the prayer session, he asked the people to bring a sheet of cloth to cover his whole body and leave the place till the next morning. On September 22, 1539 AD he was dead and the sheet covering his body was removed, all his devotees were surprised to see that not a little trace of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s physical body had vanished. There were only those fresh flowers placed by all of them. Also, all the flowers placed by all the three communities remained fresher than before. The Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims decided to build two separate memorials for Guru Nanak sahib. Thus, on the banks of the River Ravi in Kartarpur, which is today a part of modern day Pakistan, two shrines were built one by the Hindus and Sikhs and the other by the Muslims. 9 Teachings of Guru Nanak Sahib which we should know to live a better life . Before becoming Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christian, lets become a human first.

  • Lets Explore Success

    I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles. There are many aspects of success click here to know about them. But what exactly do we mean by success? In today's world, many people think of success only in terms of financial success. If we drive a luxury car, live in a big house, and wear designer labels we're assumed to have made it. This, obviously, is a rather narrow view of success, which is why I like Zig's definition (I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.). It makes us think in broader terms about what exactly success is. We are the only beings on the planet that have any notions of success or failure. It's part of what makes us human. Having a well-balanced view of success will give us the best chance of creating a successful life. I remember reading a Tom Hopkins book years ago in which he tells of a man who lived under an overpass on the freeway. He had a mattress and blankets, was safe from the elements, got his food from a dumpster behind a nearby restaurant, and spent his days sitting in the sun swopping yarns with his friends -utterly content with his life. Perhaps we should consider whether this man is more successful than someone else earning a six-figure monthly income in a high-powered job he hates. On one level, possibly; but on another level we can ask, what contribution is a man like this making? Here, I think, lies the crux of defining success- are we successful if all we ever do is please ourselves? Or do we need to be making a positive difference in the world around us as well? I believe both- because we will never be fulfilled if we aren't making a difference and we will never be truly happy unless we are at peace ourselves. True success is being well-rounded, making the best of every area of our lives. So what should we be doing in order to ensure we create a successful life for ourselves? First, I believe we need to realize and accept that it is up to us. No one can do it for us. We need to take time to define what success is for us. We need to decide what we want to achieve in each area of our lives. Second, we need to craft plans as to how are going to achieve what we want. The sad thing i, most people stumble though life never giving any time to thinking about how they would like their lives to be. Yes, they may sometimes wish for a better life, but they never really make time to actually think about it, never mind actively plan it. Many people think of success in terms of having arrived. They see success as a destination. Many great motivators teach us that it's not the succeeding that's important, but we become in the process. Having goals, plans, and the determination to achieve them forces us to grow personally. As we overcome the challenges we all face on the way to succeeding, we become better people. Our self-belief, our self-confidence, and our self-image all improve, and that is worth more than anything. Along the way we may inspire others, make worth- while contribution to our community, or even society in general. We may create some lasting legacy or some invention that benefits the human race. The possibilities are endless! Too often we put life on hold until.... Bad idea! Brian Tracy calls it living in "someday isle". One day when we've graduated; when I get that promotion; when the kids are out of the house; when we retire; we'll do.... In the meantime, life passes and we miss all the good that's going around us right now. Life is short and we should endeavor to enjoy every minute, because we don't know which will be our last. So, wile having goals and striving to achieve them is critical for our success, we should always remember to stop and smell the roses along the way. We need to keep in mind that success is a journey and that, in the process of striving to achieve our goals, we should enjoy the ride and value the lessons we learn along the way. A final thought on this. If you're not moving forward in your life, not realizing your goals, why not spend this week deciding what is you truly want and how you can achieve what you want. Experts tell us that the simple act of writing it down is the starting place of all success. Success is "The progressive realization of a worthwhile dream or goal."

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