Presentation on theme: "WHY DID GURU NANAK FOUND ANOTHER FAITH? . Let us first understand the Sikh faith. Then we can ask, ‘why did Guru Nanak found the new faith?’ By preaching."— Presentation transcript:
WHY DID GURU NANAK FOUND ANOTHER FAITH?
. Let us first understand the Sikh faith. Then we can ask, ‘why did Guru Nanak found the new faith?’ By preaching "People cannot be divided into Hindus and Muslims", the Guru laid the foundation of a new faith, independent of Hinduism and Islam. When the Guru came out of the Bein ( a small river), he told people "Na koi Hindu, na koi Musalman".
Anyone, who loves Him, realizes Him. The Guru, thus, destroyed the barriers dividing people into mutually hating creeds and faiths. In Jap, he stated, "E`eI pMQI sgl jm`qI, the holiest person is one who considers oneself to be an equal member of humanity." He revealed that all human beings are children of the same Father, and all of us are equally loved by Him.
However, disregarding this philosophy, today Sikhs are themselves divided into different sects and groups, each considering itself to be superior to the others. It has become a great hurdle in the spread of the knowledge about Gurmat among Sikhs and non-Sikhs alike.
. How did the Guru preach the unique principles of this faith? He founded two institutions, Sangat and Pangat where all people irrespective of their faith, caste or creed, were welcome and treated as equals.
The philosophy to be understood was that no one can claim a franchise on God. E`pn b`pY n`hI iksI ko B`vn ko hir r`j`Ò.. page 658. In the Sangat, they sing His virtues (perform kirtan) and love Him by any or all names, Ram, Allah, Guru, Gobind, etc.
BHAGAT KABIR –MUSLIM WEAVER BHAGAT RAVIDAS--COBBLER Anyone who loves Him can realize Him. ijnI n`mu iDE`ieE` gey mskiq G`ilÒ The Guru thus, rejected the belief that the followers of a particular faith alone are entitled to go to Heaven while others will be sent to Hell.
In Pangat everyone, including Hindus, Muslims, men and women, high caste and low, sit together and eat as equals free food provided by the Guru (Guru ka Langar). This is langar being served at Gurdwara…
MERGING WITH *WAHEGURU*. What is the Mission of Human Life? The mission of the life of a Sikh is not to get into Heaven after death. While living, one should aim to realize the Lord vibrating everywhere in the universe and in every living being. Living according to the Will of the Lord and singing His virtues during the earthly life is living in Heaven.
Ignoring Him and suffering from vices, such as ego, anger, lust, greed, etc., is living in Hell. The Guru preached that there is no place called Heaven or Hell where people are destined to go after they leave the world.
Can believers of a Faith be saved by their prophets? We are judged by our deeds alone. No one, a prophet or a god, can intercede in His court, sewa, simran, sat santokh, and singing His virtues help one to realize the mission of human life. Wishing well for whole humanity lights the path to the Lord. This helps a person to lead the right kind of life to realize the Lord. Such a person gets honors from the Lord. Good Bad