The teachings of Guru Nanak from 5 centuries ago have survived the test of time. He spoke of honesty in a time of distrust and ill will, of equality in a society that treated individuals based on their caste, community, and gender.

Guru Nanak’s teachings from 500 years ago taught us to build a world of kindness, honesty, and equality. Guru Nanak’s thoughts focused on educating society through real-life experiences. He spoke the language of the common man, making use of music as a tool to deliver his messages.

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Nanak taught the world that God is within all people. Serving people is then an act of serving God. When we live our lives compassionately, we set the building blocks for a life that is more wholesome and fulfilling. Seva, or selfess service, towards all people is at the center of Guru Nanak’s teachings.

Na Koi Hindu, Na Koi Musalman” Guru Nanak advocated religious tolerance and believed in complete equality for people of every race, religion, caste and gender. He established three practices to promote equality and alleviate suffering – Sangat, praying together, Pangat – eating together, and Langar – free distribution of food to rich and poor alike.