Category: 01-Guru Nanak

Protected: Life of Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Nanak was born into a middle-class Hindu family in 1469 in a small village near Lahore, Pakistan. As a boy, he rejected commonly held spiritual conventions and spent as much time as he could in the company of traveling sadhus, mystics, and spiritual teachers. Although well versed in Sanskrit, Persian, and the sacred texts of
Guru Nanak Sewa Singh

Guru Nanak Dev Ji

As was customary in India in the 1400s, an astrologer was called to cast the horoscope for a newborn infant. He amazed everyone by saying, “This is no ordinary child. This infant is a divine incarnation.” He predicted that this soul would have a profound influence on the world. The astrologer was definitely right, for
Pita-Kalu-ji-Holding-Baby-Nanak-Mehta-Kalu-by-Bhagat-Singh-Sikhi-Art

The Mystical Process of the Divine as Described in the Mool Mantra

Guru Nanak gave the Mool Mantra as the essence of the Sikh teachings. Recently, while meditating on it, it dawned on me how inter-dependent the phrases of the Mool Mantra really are. For a long time the Mool Mantra seemed to me a group of adjectives describing the experience of Divinity. But like a seed
Mul Mantra - Entrance of Golden Temple. Courtesy of Gurumustuk Singh.

Reflections on the Salok from JapJī Sāhib by Gurū Nānak

In the first line of this Salok Guru Nānak reminds us of the trinity of our primary relationships of Father, Mother and "Guru" (our connection to the Divine). This trinity directly invokes three of the elements, or Tattvas, namely Air, Water and Earth. In other scriptures Guru Nānak describes how in the beginning of creation Air
Japji Slok Spirit Voyage