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  Manas: Religions: Guru Nanak
In his childhood, Nanak is said to have been precocious; but as he was thought to be an idler in his adolescence, who brought neither fame nor profit to his father, it was suggested that he be married off to a girl by the name of Sulakhni.
Nanak refused the hospitality of his home, and when asked to explain his conduct, it is said that he took out a dry crust of bread from his pocket that he had brought from Lalo’s home.
At the age of 52, Nanak decided to embrace the life of the householder, and he is described by contemporary accounts as having settled down to the life of a farmer at Kartarpur.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/Religions/gurus/GNanak.html   (1127 words)

 Sikh Gurus
ri Guru Nanak Dev ji was born in 1469 in Talwandi, a village in the Sheikhupura district, 65 kms.
Nanak aimed at creating a casteless and classless society similar to the modern type of socialist society in which all were equal and where one member did not exploit the other.
It was Guru Nanak's mission and achievement not only to dam that Amazon of moral and spiritual energy but also to divert it into the world so as to enrich the moral, social the political life of man. We wonder if, in the context of his times, anything could be more astounding and miraculous.
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 Guru Nanak Dev - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nanak was born on 20 October 1469 in a Bedi family of Hindu Khatri clan,
At the age of five years Nanak is said to have begun to talk of divine subjects, and to have fully understood the meaning of his language.
Nanak was married to Sulakhni, the daughter of Moolchand Chona, a rice trader from the town of Batala.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nanak   (1788 words)

 Sikhism, Guru Nanak
Nanak's sister, Nanaki, had married Jai Ram, and gone to his town of Sultanpur where he was steward (modi) to Daulat Khan Lodi who later became governor of Lahore.
In some narratives Guru Nanak is seen as restoring a religion from the formalism which had overcome it to the truth which lay within it.
Nanak's teachings are best understood against the backdrop of bhakti, the devotional movement which was then sweeping north and western India, and in the context of the constriciton in those areas of both Hinduism and Islam into religious faiths which inculcated blind beliefs in their followers.
www.geocities.com /ganesha_gate/nanak.html   (1937 words)

 Download center Guru Nanak
Guru Nanak was happily married, he loved his wife and eventually had two sons Sri Chand in 1494 and Lakshmi Chand three years later.
Guru Nanak choose this medium to propagate his message because it was easily understood by the population of the time.
Wherever Guru Nanak traveled he always wore a combination of styles worn by Hindu and Muslim holy men and was always asked whether he was a Hindu or Muslim.
www.apsahaj.org /gurunanak.htm   (3060 words)

 Guru Nanak
Nanak, the Khatri mystic and poet and founder of the Sikh religion, was born in 1469 A.D. in the village of Talwandi on the Ravi, in the Lahore district of Punjab.
Nanak succeeded remarkably in changing the minds of men and winning their love and confidence and in directing them along the path of righteousness and devotion.
Guru Nanak felt that it would be improper to postpone Nama Smarana or remembering the Name of the Lord, even by a single breath, because no one could tell whether the breath that had gone in would come out or not.
www.sivanandadlshq.org /saints/gurunanak.htm   (3270 words)

 Guru Nanak
Guru Nanak was born in 1469 in the Western Punjab village of Talwandi.
Nanak uttered the famous words of the Japji Sahib (read Thought One for the words and translation) These immortal words are enshrined at the beginning of the Sikh Holy Scripture: The Guru Granth Sahib.
Once when Guru Nanak was asked which religion, Hinduism or Islam was the true path to God, Guru Nanak replied that the true way to attain God was to worship Him who is eternal and contained in the whole Universe.
www.dalsabzi.com /Message/gurunanak1.htm   (2619 words)

 Gateway to Sikhism : Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Guru Nanak was born in 1469 at Rai Bhoeki Talwandi now nown as Nankana Sahib situated in Punjab province of West Pakistan.
According to Malcolm, Guru Nanak is said to have learnt all earthly scenes from Khizr -the Prophet Elias.
Guru Nanak was nine years old and according to the custom among the higher castes of Hindus, he was required to invest himself with the sacred thread called 'Janaeu'.
allaboutsikhs.com /gurus/gurunanak.htm   (1295 words)

 The Concept of Sahaj in Guru Nanak‚Äôs Theology
There are many points of similarity and divergence between Guru Nanak on the one hand, and the totality of the Indian medieval protestant and non-conformist mystic tradition, and the individual mystics belonging to this tradition, on the other.
The ultimate objective of Guru Nanak was the achievement of Sahaj experience which the Sahajayanis identified with mahasukha, but the Natha-yogi objective was to attain the state of jivanmukti or immortality in life, according to their own way of life and its interpretation.
A technical term is not interchangeable, but Guru Nanak seems to have admitted the interchangeability of mahasukh with param sukh and param anand, and - by and through - this simple means he seems to have divested the term and concept of mahasukha of all its exclusive Tantric yogic significance.
www.sikhreview.org /october2000/theology.htm   (2158 words)

 Guru Nanak Sahib Ji, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, First Sikh Guru, First Guru Of Sikhs, Sahib Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Guru Nanak Sahib (the First Nanak, the founder of Sikhism) was born on 15th April, 1469 at Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi in the present distrect of Shekhupura (Pakistan), now Nanakana Sahib.
Nanak had an elder sister, Nanki, who always cherished her younger brother.
Guru Nanak Sahib settled down at Kartarpur city (now in Pakistan) which was founded by him in 1522 and spent the rest of his life there (1522-1539).
www.sgpc.net /gurus/gurunanak.asp   (970 words)

 IndiaParenting.com - Great Indians - Guru Nanak
Guru Nanak is founder of the Sikh religion.
Guru Nanak was born on April 15, 1469, at Talwandi, 40 miles from Lahore.
An astrologer had predicted that Nanak was a born devotee of God and would achieve spiritual heights and be acknowledged by both Hindus and Muslims alike.
www.indiaparenting.com /stories/greatindians/gi015.shtml   (687 words)

 Guru Nanak And The Sikh Religion
The author seriously doubts Nanak's excursion, because he was a non-Muslim; and cites the travels of Sir Richard Francis Burton and J.F. Keane under disguise to the forbidden cities of Mecca and Medina as non-Muslims.
Still, there is no doubt that in McLeod's mind what Guru Nanak had learned was through the channels (often unknown!) that had infected the northern India which finally promulgated the essential education foundation of "Sant tradition" to Guru Nanak.
Guru Nanak and the Sikh Religion is the first book written in the English language on the Sikh religion that I truly enjoyed reading.
www.sikhpoint.com /religion/resources/gurunanakandsikhreligion.htm   (1393 words)

 The Sikhism Home Page: Guru Nanak Dev
The founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak was born on April 15, 1469 in the Western Punjab village of Talwandi.
As a young man herding the family cattle, Guru Nanak would spend long hours absorbed in meditation and in religious discussions with Muslim and Hindu holy men who lived in the forests surrounding the village.
Guru Nanak then blessed Lehna with his ang (hand) and gave him a new name, Angad, saying "you are a part of my body".
www.sikhs.org /guru1.htm   (3092 words)

 Kamat's Potpourri: The Path of Devotion: Guru Nanak
Nanak was born in village Talavandi near Lahore (now in Pakistan known as Nankana Sahib) in undivided Punjab of Khatri (Kshatriya) parents.
Nanak attended the village school and learnt his native language Punjabi, Hindi, and Persian and three 'R's.
Nanak's strange ways as a child (deep meditation, other worldliness, love of solitude) disturbed his father who first tried to make him a farmer, then a trader.
www.kamat.com /indica/faiths/bhakti/nanak.htm   (639 words)

 Guru Nanak Dev Ji - Greatest Prophet of Humility
Sri Guru Nanak Sahib was a Prophet of the poor, of the downtrodden, of the outcastes, of the untouchables, of the lepers and of the sick.
Nanak is the companion of the lowest of the low and of the condemned lot.
Sri Guru Nanak Sahib revealed His Supreme and True Grandeur to Baba Nand Singh ji Maharaj and Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj broadcast the same to the world as never witnessed earlier.
www.srigurunanaksahib.org /prophet-of-humility.htm   (1210 words)

Nanak asked the brother to move his feet away from the mosque.
Nanak was against rituals and not against the initial thoughts behind it.
Nanak refused and said, "Naam khumari Nanaka chari rahe din-raat." His God intoxication does not wear out with time.
www.nilacharal.com /news/religion/r40.html   (649 words)

 Prophet Guru Nanak
Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh Faith, was born in Nankana Sahib near Lahore now in Pakistan in 1469 and breathed his last in 1539 at the age of 70.
Through Guru Nanak's own genius and the spiritual illumination that came from his long spells of Meditation, there shaped the character of the creed which he was to proclaim to the world and which became the basis and foundation of the Sikh relegion.
This is known as Aath Para Shakti amoung the Hindus, Zatt Allah and Roh Illahi among the Muslims, Naam Kellah among the Sikhs, Buddhahood among the Buddhists, Ki or Chi orTaO amoung the Chinese and the Japanese.
www.earthportals.com /Portal_Messenger/nanak.html   (2317 words)

 Chapter 3 - GURU NANAK DEV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Guru Nanak was born in 1469 at Rai Bhoeki Talwandi now known as Nankana Sahib situated in Punjab province of West Pakistan.
Since Guru Nanak himself was the embodiment of Divine Spirit, he pardoned Baber when he sought for forgiveness, and he blessed him with a boon of Moghal dynasty which continued for a long time.
Guru Nanak who disregarded caste and preached the doctrine of the brotherhood of mankind, desired that all his followers should be deemed brothers, and thus be addressed so.
members.dancris.com /~sikh/chap03.html   (17978 words)

 Nanak's Landscaping   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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Nanak's Landscaping provides complete, integrated commercial landscaping solutions for Real Estate Investment Trusts, Apartments and Multi-family, Industrial and Office Parks, Hotels and Resorts, and Community Associations.
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 Guru Nanak Dev
This institution of common kitchen or hangar became a major instrument of helping the poor, and a nucleus for religious gatherings of his society and of establishing the basic equality of all castes, classes and sexes.
hen Guru Nanak Dev ji were 12 years old his father gave him twenty rupees and asked him to do a business, apparently to teach him business.Guru Nanak dev ji bought food for all the money and distributed among saints, and poor.
Every Sikh was enjoined to welcome a traveller or a needy person and to share his meals and other comforts with him.''ll "Guru Nanak aimed at uplifting the individual as well as building a nation."'2
www.singhsabha.com /guru_nanak_dev.htm   (5302 words)

 Prophecies of Guru Nanak in Hindu Vedas
Through Guru Nanak's own genius and the spiritual illumination that came from his long spells of Meditation, there shaped the character of the creed which he was to proclaim to the world and which became the basis and foundation of the Sikh religion.
Guru NANAK was one of the few, if not the only prophet who traveled widely outside the country of his birth, throughout the then known world.
Although in the above two quotations the name of Nanak does not directly appear, reference to being a householder family man, would point to him because he was among the first few Avtars (prophets) who was married and begetting children.
www.hinduweb.org /home/sikh/rverma/ksgill.html   (1956 words)

 Guru Nanak Data Baksh Lai, Baba Nanak Baksh Lai
The all compassionate Lord Guru Nanak did not ask Kauda, Sajjan, Leper of Dipalpur, and so many others to render their accounts.
In ecstatic gratitude, spellbound by the Bliss of Supreme Sach-Khand father paid his humble homage to the Supreme Samast Jot Nirankar and Lord Guru Nanak in the holy presence of Mahan Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj.
He again prostrated for the sublime vision of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib in all the three Divine Manifestations.
www.babanandsinghsahib.org /babanarindersinghji/n15gndbl.htm   (1363 words)

 Temple of Guru Nanak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It was founded by Nanak (1469-1539), a mystic who believed that God transcends religious distinctions.
They must observe the five k's: no cutting of the beard or hair (kes) and the wearing of soldiers' shorts (kacch), an iron bangle (kara) against evil, a steel dagger (khanda), and a comb (khanga).
Nanak, the saintly first guru, wandered over India seeking converts.
www.sangha.net /messengers/Nanak.htm   (3513 words)

 Sikh Videos - Guru Nanak Dev Ji
On how Humility Incarnate Sri Guru Nanak Sahib would never call himself to be the Lord.
Guru Angad Sahib worshipped and Served Lord Guru Nanak as the Lord Almighty and was Himself transformed into Parbrahm Nirankar.
And it is there that He makes it clear that Guru Nanak is my Guru, and Nanak is the Supreme Lord Himself.
www.sikhvideos.org /guru-nanak-nirankar.htm   (373 words)

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However, most of the links to the left are functional and the full site will be functional by or before the New Year.
www.nanakhotelgroup.com   (91 words)

 Sikh Information Guru Nanak Gobind Singh
No one can estimate the Guru's greatness, only pay homage to the Guru by expressing his glories as seen in the play of his phenomenal life.
Detailed history of the Sikhs from Guru Nanak Dev Ji to the present.
Translation of Guru Nanak Dev Ji's masterful Siddh Gosht - conversations with the holy hermits.
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