Rajnish Manga

Gold Star - 170,810 Points (September 10,1951 / Meerut (UP) / Presently at Faridabad (Haryana) , India.)

Guru Nanak Dev- The Eternal Teacher - Poem by Rajnish Manga

He has shown us the path of love and compassion
He reignited the deflated flame of faith
In the heart of the masses in a land
The cross-section of which he traveled far and wide
And showed that God is one
He is omnipresent
He is Almighty
Nanak declared that each and every individual
Was equal- not superior or inferior
Irrespective of his status in the society
One must not be a slave to false religious practices
What he said is true to this day
And his words still hold good-
'God created light of which all the beings were born
And from this light, the universe came into being
so who is good and who is bad'

Topic(s) of this poem: equality, god, good, guru, guru nanak jayanthi, land, worship

Form: Blank Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Awwal Allah Noor Upaya Qudrat Keh Sub Banday
Aik Noor Keh Sub Jag Upajiya Kaun Bhale Ko Mandhe

अव्वल अल्ला नूर उपाया क़ुदरत के सब बंदे
एक नूर ते सब जग उपज्या कौन भले को मंदे

Comments about Guru Nanak Dev- The Eternal Teacher by Rajnish Manga

  • (9/27/2017 11:34:00 PM)

    You do not have to be the same religion as Nanak Dev to appreciate his teachings on God and mankind.
    The guru's teaching is eternal and universal.
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    Rajnish Manga (9/28/2017 10:17:00 AM)

    Guru Nanak Dev is respected by all irrespective of their faith because of his views on oneness of God, equality of all human beings and opposition to all kinds of superstition. Thanks, Michael.

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (5/14/2017 11:35:00 AM)

    And showed that God is one
    He is omnipresent
    He is Almighty!

    Guru Nanak - a great saint whose teachings are invaluable.
    When his verses are sung, they are so melodious and so full of philosophical interpretations.
    A wonderful poem, Rajnish ji. Full Vote
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    Rajnish Manga (9/14/2017 12:36:00 PM)

    Though I may be a bit late with my reply, I shall be failing in my duty if I do not express my gratitude to you for such a wonderful review and appreciation of this poem (Guru Nanak Dev- The Eternal Teacher) . Thanks a lot, Geeta ji.

  • Akhtar Jawad (3/30/2017 6:26:00 AM)

    Baba Guru Nanak was a great spiritual leader,
    'God created light of which all the beings were born
    And from this light, the universe came into being
    so who is good and who is bad'..............A nice gratitude to this sufi saint.
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    Rajnish Manga (3/30/2017 8:32:00 AM)

    Thanks, Akhtar Jawad Sahab, for so nicely explaining the basic philosophy propounded by Guru Nanak Dev.

  • Glen Kappy (10/27/2016 5:40:00 PM)

    Guru Nanak Dev
    each and every individual... equal


    this past week i sat with colleagues at lunch, and guru nanak came into our conversation. i knew of, but little, of him. a math teacher at the school, from india originally, explained for me and others present that the essence of the guru's message was what i have quoted above from your poem.

    it makes me think of jesus' words from matthew 23 in the new testament. in the passage he is speaking to his disciples. here is how it reads in the message rendering of it:

    Don't let people... put you on a pedestal... You have a single Teacher, and you are all classmates. Don't set people up as experts over your life, letting them tell you what to do. Save that authority for God; let him tell you what to do...

    this, it seems to me, echoes the opening chapter of the bible, that humankind, male and female, are created in God's image. it is good to see this equality affirmed. thank you.

    glen kappy
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    Rajnish Manga (10/27/2016 10:47:00 PM)

    Thank you very much, Glen, for sharing your views on the subject and putting up a wonderful critique on the poem. The analogy in the words of great Spiritual Masters should inspire all human beings to co-exist in the blissful world of equality, love and compassion.

  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/7/2016 2:53:00 PM)

    Compassion! With the path of love. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (12/2/2015 11:45:00 PM)

    Verily, Guru Nanakji showed the path of God and humanity
    A lovely poem and tribute to the great sage of India and the
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  • Valsa George (12/1/2015 3:08:00 AM)

    A glowing tribute to a great spiritual leader who believed in one God and the fraternity of the entire mankind! If we can treat everyone as equal, there would be no power politics or exploitation! By reviving the memories of this Sikh religious founder, you are trying to rekindle some of the basic human values now fast disappearing! Great job! (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/25/2015 5:38:00 PM)

    Yes you are very much right in presentation. Guru Nanak Dev Ji has shown us path of llove and compassion in ife definitely. Yes from creation of God's light all have taken birth. Definitely this is interesting poem shared here.10 (Report) Reply

    Rajnish Manga (11/27/2015 11:17:00 PM)

    Thank you, Kumarmani ji. This critical appreciation of the poem inspires me.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 14, 2017

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