Life lessons by Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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On Unity

"Recognize the whole human race as one."

On Equality

"Accept all humans as your equals, and let them be your only sect."

On Selfless Service

"Helping others is like planting a tree. Even if you know you will not sit in its shade, plant it anyway."

On Humility

"He who regards all men as equals is religious."

On Compassion

"Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru, none can cross over to the other shore."

On the Nature of God

"He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God."

On the Illusion of Material Wealth

"Why are you so afraid, when nothing is lost and nothing is gained?"

On the Power of Prayer

"As fragrance abides in the flower, As the reflection is within the mirror, So doth your Lord abide within you, Why search for him without?"

On the Pursuit of Knowledge

"To read what has been already written is like looking backward; to live with one's own understanding is like looking forward."