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Guru Nanakdev and Bhai Mardana

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 The first person to recognize Guru Nanakdev and adopt Sikhism was Bhai Mardana, a Muslim seeker and his childhood friend… 'Bhai Mardana (Punjabi: ਭਾਈ ਮਰਦਾਨਾ) was the first Sikh and longtime companion of Guru Nanak Dev, first in the line of gurus noted in Sikhism. Bhai Mardana, a Muslim, accompanied Guru Nanak Dev on his journeys to Middle East. ---------- ...SO please DO NOT FIGHT IN THE NAME OF RELIGION! If you really love God, rise above petty man-made boundaries and learn to embrace all with love.

Shri Shirdi Sainath

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Shri Shirdi Sainath All we know for sure about Shri Shirdi Sainath's life is that he reached the village of Shirdi (in Maharastra) in the 1859. He spent all his life in Shirdi, radiating his vibrations of Love and preparing the place that will become the birthplace of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. The whole life of Shri Shirdi Sainath was a continuous teaching. At first, the people of Shirdi thought he was a mad person, who lived alone and slept on the ground. Then he settled in an abandoned mosque, where he kept a fire and oil lamp constantly alight. One day, he asked some villagers for oil, but a gang of youngsters taunted him and denied him the oil. So he very calmly went back home, with the mocking youngsters following him, and put some water in the lamps and lit them. The people who saw this miracle realized he was a holy person. Love, compassion and tremendous patience were the means that helped him to conquer people's hearts. He was a jovial character and loved talking and

Shri Guru Nanak

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  Shri Guru Nanak Guru Nanak lived in a time when moral degradation, anarchy and religious fanaticism had brought India towards a dark period of unrighteousness and instability.   But thanks to the purity of his life and to his great compassion, Guru Nanak could join his communities Indus and Muslims, who he welcomed by simply calling them Sikh (i.e. true seeker). Guru Nanak was born in 1469 AD in Lahore, Pakistan, and voiced an interest in divine subjects at an early age. Nevertheless his father Mehta Kalu tried to turn Nanak's mind towards worldly matters. For example, once he told his son to work on their land, but Nanak did not pay any attention to this work and instead meditated in the fields.   As Mehta Kalu rebuked him for his idleness, Guru Nanak replied,  «I am not idle I am busy in guarding my own fields. »  Kalu asked him, «Where are your fields?»  Guru Nanak replied, «My body is a field. My mind is the ploughman. Righteousness is the cultivation. Modesty is water for

Shri Prophet Muhammad & his teachings

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Shri Prophet Muhammad Muhammad was born in 570 in the Arabian city of Mecca. His birth was marked by exceptional events such as an immense bright light shining from East to West. He belonged to the Banu Hashim, one of the prominent families of Mecca, although they were not prosperous during Muhammad’s early life. In Arabic Muhammad means ‘he who is greatly praised’. Muhammad had the chance to get in touch with the Harif, a monotheist people, who do not subscribe to any revealed religion. During business trips to Syria and Yemen with his uncle, Muhammad met several Jewish and Christian tribes. These journeys gave Muhammad the opportunity to widen his knowledge of religious and social fields. Khadìja, fascinated by the high spiritual value of Muhammad, married him when Muhammad was 25. They were happily married for 25 years and had 6 children, one of them, Fatima, was an incarnation of Gruha Laxmi. When her husband received his first revelation from the Archangel Gabriel, Khadija wa

Shri Socrates & his teachings

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Shri Socrates  Socrates was born in Athens in 469 BC and died 70 years later.  He came from a prosperous family which allowed him to study and dedicate almost all his life to philosophy.   Furthermore, he was leading a frugal life, as he was not attracted by luxury and comforts.   Because he did not feel the need for riches he gave free lectures to his students.   He served in the Athenian arm and fought in two battles.   He married Xanthippe when he was 50 and they had three sons. At that time, Athens was meeting a period of big expansion and enrichment. This condition allowed the Athenians to develop their trades and expand their cultural horizons (architecture, art, philosophy, etc). We can have a glance, in our imagination, and see all these old philosphers walking slowly in the main square of the town (called agorà), while discussing various subjects, and being followed by young students thirsty of knowledge. But at the same time, the ambition of the Athenians was inexorably

Shri Laozi - aka. Lao Tsu - meaning The Venerable Master

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 Shri Laozi - aka. Lao Tsu ( Lao Tzu) -  meaning The Venerable Master Laozi (commonly called Lao Tsu) is an honorific title that means ‘Venerable Master’ . There are many legends about Lao Tsu but no actual evidence of his life's deeds exists.  According to popular traditional biographies he worked as the Keeper of the Archives for the royal court of Zhou. This role would allow him broad access to the works of the Yellow Emperor and other classics of the time. The stories state that Laozi never opened a formal school, but nonetheless he attracted a large number of students and loyal disciples. There are numerous variations of a story depicting Confucius consulting Laozi about rituals. Traditional accounts state that Laozi grew weary of the moral decay of city life and noted the kingdom's decline. According to these legends, he ventured west to live as a hermit in the unsettled frontier at the age of 160. At the Western Gate of the city, or kingdom, he was recognized by a guar

The teachings of Shri Confucius

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 The teachings of Shri Confucius Self-discipline The teachings of Confucius are still actively practiced around the world and reforming societies through education. The Noble, he says, is not a Saint; Saints are born and remain such, whilst people become Noble thanks to self-education. His task is education, not contemplation. His aim is the Noble, not the Saint:  “A man of noble mind can acquire a culture by assiduous study and by observing the ancient norms he gives it a complete order” . Research of Balance “The Centre as such only respects two extremes; knowing the two extremes, the Centre will be known as an harmonic point between them. Centre is that state in which neither hope nor rage, neither pain nor happiness will be felt.” “Harmony is the state in which these feelings are manifested, but totally obey to the right rhythm.” “The Constant Middle is the maximum, the apex and the summit, and is few the men who are capable to keep to them for long.” “Balance is the