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Articles for Guru Nanak

The Story of Guru Nanak’s Birth

by Sukhmandir Khalsa: Outside the dwelling, dark clouds filled the sky obscuring the moon. A chill wind moaned drowning the sounds of the woman laboring inside to deliver her child. Daulatan, the midwife straightened and wiped her brow with the back of her hand. She bent over Tripta Devi again and smoothed the damp curls back from […]

Bhai Lalo and Malik Bhago

by the Sikh Missionary Society: Guru Nanak Dev stayed with Bhai Lalo when he began his preaching missions.  Bhai Lalo was a carpenter who earned his living honestly by working hard all day.  The local village official was a corrupt person. 

Truth and Falsehood

by the Sikh Missionary Society: Guru Nanak Dev reached Sialkot, now in Pakistan, on one of his preaching missions.  The people who came to see him told him that they were greatly worried about themselves and their city.  The Guru asked the reason for that. 

Neither a Hindu Nor a Muslim

by the Sikh Missionary Society: (Guru) Nanak Dev, when he was about 30 years old and staying at Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab, went as usual to a nearby river for bathing.  When he did not return for three days the people got very worried and feared he had drowned.  They were, however, overjoyed when they saw […]

Living Honestly

by the Sikh Missionary Society: (Guru) Nanak Dev was a successful shopkeeper in his village, Talwandi.  Because of his honesty and integrity, he was appointed manager of the government stores at Sultanpur Lodhi, in Punjab, on the banks of the river Bayeen.  This was a job of great responsibility as large stores and stocks were […]

Sacha Sauda, True Bargain

by the Sikh Missionary Society: Guru Nanak used to run a shop in his village, Talwandi, now called Nankana Sahib.  When making purchases for his shop, he often went to a nearby town called Chuhar Kana.  On the way to the town, there was a resting place where holy people who were passing through the […]