Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
The founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak was born in April 15, 1469 at Rai Bhoeki Talwandi now known as Nankana Sahib situated in Punjab province of West Pakistan. This place is about 55 miles north-west of Lahore. He was born to a simple Hindu family.His father, Mehta Kalu Das was a Patwari- an accountant of land revenue in the government. Guru's mother was Mata Tripta and he had one older sister, Bibi Nanki. From the very childhood, Bibi Nanki saw in him the Light of God but she did not reveal this secret to anyone. She is known as the first disciple of Guru Nanak. Also from an early age Guru Nanak made friends with both Hindu and Muslim children and was very inquisitive about the meaning of life
He travelled the length and breadth of Asia spreading his message of love and service to humanity. During his first Udasi (preaching odyssey) Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji along with Bhai Mardana vsited Goindwal, now in district Amritsar (India).
Guru Nanak Dev Ji said on the divinity of ALL existence:
'The One Lord is within thy home and the One without. He Himself is found within all places.' (Sat Guru Granth Sahib 45:67)
'The Lord Himself is the Relisher, Himself the Relish, and Himself the enjoyer. He himself is the Bride and Himself the Couch and Bridegroom. My Master is dyed with love and is fully pervading everywhere. He himself is the fisherman, and the fish and Himself the water and the net. He Himself is the metal ball of the net and Himself the bait within.' (Sat Guru Granth Sahib - 23:36).
Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Journeys
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