Difference between revisions of "Guru Nanak"

From Sahaja Yoga Encyclopedia
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See also: [[Ten Primordial Masters]]
See also: [[Ten Primordial Masters]]
==From [http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/sahajhist  Saints, Sufis and Yogis]==
Nanak (1469-1530) lived in the Punjab, northern India. He is regarded as the founding guru of what has become the Sikh religion, whose holy book is the ''Adi Granth''. There are many references to Sahaja in his songs and writings, as in Nanak's dialogue with a group of visiting yogis, known as the ''Siddha Goshta'':
In the calm of sahaja’s cave you can discover the True One, says Nanak, the True One loves the truthful. 
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi  has stated that Guru Nanak was an incarnation of the Primordial Master who was born in the Punjab where "people were unaware of God's ways" and where Hindus and Muslims were quarreling. (1982-1101), and that he talked about the Goddess, the Devi, as Adya. Adya is the Adi Shakti. (2001-1225)
Obeisance, obeisance to Him, the Primal, the Immaculate, without beginning,  without end, constant through all ages.
The One Mother existed Alone in some mysterious way
and She created the Three deities.
One was the Creator, one the Sustainer and one the Destroyer.
The world moves as He ordains and as He pleases.
He see all, but no one sees Him; this is a great wonder.   
(''Japuji'' 30)
''Hymns of Guru Nanak'', translated by Khushwant Singh (Bombay: Orient Longman, 1969; Bombay: Orient Longman/Sangam books, 1978);
''Hymns from Guru Granth Sahib'', edited by Gobind Singh Mansukhani (New Delhi: Hemkunt Press, 1975);
Gurbachan Singh Talib, Guru Nanak (New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 1984)
R.K.Arora, ‘The concept of Sahaja in the Adi Grantha’, ''Ganga Jha Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth'' 1989;34(1-2):
Niharranjan Ray, ‘The concept of Sahaja in Guru Nanak’s theology and its antecedents’ in: ''Medieval bhakti movements in India'', edited by N.N.Bhattacharyya (New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 1989):17-35;
Dewan Singh, ‘Guru Nanak’s concept of Sahaj’ [nd]

Revision as of 08:32, 23 August 2016

Guru Nanak incarnation of the primordial guru or master who taught morality and balance in preparation for spiritual ascent. He sought neither to unite religions nor to create a new one, but taught that spiritual liberation can be achieved through inward meditation.

See also: Ten Primordial Masters