The First Sikh Spiritual Master: Timeless Wisdom from the Life and Teachings of Guru Nanak
Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born in the fifteenth century during a period of political and religious turmoil in India. Tension between Hindus and Muslims had escalated, leading to greater polarization of the two religions. By establishing Sikhism, Nanak created a synthesis of Hinduism and Islam with the belief that God is one. He advocated a casteless society based on truth, brotherhood, and equality. He spent twenty-three years traveling not only in India but also in Tibet, Ceylon, and the central Asian countries of Arabia, Iraq and Iran, preaching the truth as he perceived it and showing humankind the path to salvation. Highlighting his quest for tolerance and compassion, this fascinating biography tells the story of a unique spiritual leader who showed a gentle, peaceful path to God-realization. Admired, loved and respected even in his lifetime, Guru Nanak continues to command admiration and respect five hundred years after he lived, with his lasting universal message of Absolute Unity more urgent and necessary than ever before.
by : Harish Dhillon