“He who regards all men as equals is religious.”
Insightful, compassionate and benevolent, Guru Nanak Dev was a scholar, teacher, mentor and guide. Both a man of God as well as a man of the people, he believed that religion was a means of bringing everyone together, and upheld the equality of all human beings, whatever their caste, beliefs or gender.
His sermons drew large crowds, transforming the lives of everyone he came in touch with. Through examples, songs and stories, he taught people to be kind, courageous and tolerant.
Unusually spiritual even as a child, Guru Nanak stood up bravely against the social and religious rituals of the times. He travelled far and wide, in India and beyond, for more than 20 years, to spread the message of peace and humanity. His sermons, songs and stories are recorded as hymns in the Guru Granth Sahib, holy book of Sikhism, the faith he founded.
This book brings together the extraordinary life of Guru Nanak and his most important sayings and beliefs. From his steadfast pursuit of truth and equality, and his love for all, you too can learn to be a little bit like Guru Nanak.