Highlighting Guru Nanak's quest for equality, tolerance and compassion in his creation of a synthesis of Hinduism and Islam, this fascinating biography tells the story of a unique spiritual leader who showed a gentle, peaceful path to realizing God.
6 x 9, 192 pp | 978-1-59473-209-6
Explore the life of a great spiritual leader—and walk the peaceful path toward God-realization.
Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born during a period of political and religious turmoil in India in the fifteenth century. Tension between Hindus and Muslims had escalated, leading to greater polarization of the two religions. By establishing Sikhism, Nanak created a synthesis of Hinduism and Islam with the belief that God is One. He advocated a casteless society based on truth, unity, and equality.
During his twenty-three years of traveling he taught not only in India but also in Tibet, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and in the area of the present-day countries of Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran, preaching the truth as he perceived it and showing humankind the path to salvation. Highlighting his quest for tolerance and compassion, this fascinating biography tells the story of a unique spiritual leader who showed a gentle, peaceful path to realizing God.
Admired, loved and respected even in his lifetime, Guru Nanak continues to command admiration and respect five hundred years after he lived, with his lasting universal message of Absolute Unity more urgent and necessary than ever before.
“A fascinating, engrossing account of the saint and his life.”
—Light of Consciousness
“Sensibly guides the reader through the tumultuous times and milieu that witnessed the advent of Guru Nanak…. The conversational style … lends the book a special flavor.”
—Saran Singh, editor, Sikh Review
“A great storyteller…. Brings Guru Nanak and the characters associated with him to life…. Empowers you spiritually.”
—Dr. Sukraj Singh Dhillon, PhD, Atlantic Coast Sikh Association
“[Presents] the life and teachings of Guru Nanak, ‘one of the greatest divine teachers of all times.’… The story of Nanak’s life is not the biography of a saint, it is the spiritual journey that offers revelations of things that are within and beyond the terrestrial life and reading once is not enough.”