Updated: Sep 10, 2019
Born and brought up in the land of five rivers in the state of Punjab was a blessing.
On this auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, I fondly remember my childhood days when my prosperous state echoed and resonated with the pious hymns of gurbani that not only taught me the value of life but also educated me the importance of universal love and brotherhood.
Guru Nanak’s teachings have left an indelible mark on all the generations. He was not only the messenger of God but also a great spiritual networker who not only promoted peace and purity of soul through his teachings but also enlightened the whole world with his message of oneness and universal brotherhood.
His core mantra Ek Onkar Satnam – God is one is the very fundamental universal principle imbibed in every culture, religion or sect. This mantra not only penetrates our mind and soul but also awakens our spirituality deeply and makes us realize the omnipotence of higher good.
Onkar, the sound of Aum, is the purest call to God. This ultimate song emerges from total surrender.
Guru Nanak and the Nine Gurus who succeeded him, set a wonderful example of living spiritually, while yet taking an active part in the world. Guru Nanak advocated obtaining education and using it for the well-being of people.
Guru Nanak rightly said, “Truth is high but higher still is truthful living.” We should not only advocate truth, but we should inculcate truth in our deeds, thoughts and our day-to-day behavior.
Life will indeed be a blessing if we just believe in us as one entity and aim to live peacefully seeking higher good for everybody around us.
Guru Nanak was the true harbinger of peace, prosperity, and harmony who empowered the whole world with his noble teachings and his sacred sermons are the priceless treasures whose benefits would be reaped by the whole entity for ages to come.
In the present time of constant strife and struggle, where we have lost all the values and principles to lead a harmonious and peaceful life, Guru Nanak’s teachings can definitely lead us to the path of salvation and spirituality.
About Dr. Gazal Goyal Bansal
Founder and CEO, Life Coach and Speaker, Dr. Gazal Bansal is a
Doctorate in Political Science, UGC (JRF), a Gold Medalist, Certified ISO 22000 Lead Auditor, a Licensed Practitioner of NLP from The Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (TM) & a Pranic Healer.
As a spiritual evangelist and a practical thinker, she is a radical enthusiast and a firm believer in the philosophy of conceptual pragmatism, logical reasoning, and the spiritual energy matrix. She is a staunch believer of the fact that before you speak, your energy speaks.