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What were the major teachings of Baba Guru Nanak?

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Hint: Guru Nanak is the founder of Sikhism. He is the first guru of the Sikhs. Guru Nanak’s birthday is known as Guru Nanak Gurupurab.

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Guru Nanak is the founding father of Sikhism. The holy book of the Sikhs is the Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Nanak’s words are recorded in the form of 974 hymns in the Adi Granth Sahib. He was born in Punjab. Most of his life stories have been composed out of imagination 50-80 years later from a very small fraction about his life that was discovered. Some of the most important teachings of Guru Nank are:
1. There is only one God.
2. All human beings can have direct access to God without any rituals.
3. Guru Nanak’s most important teaching was that condemned the caste system and vehemently spoke against it.
4. He believed that everyone was equal irrespective of religion, gender and caste.
5. According to him, Guru is the voice of God and the ultimate source of knowledge and salvation.
Guru Nanak’s teachings can be practised in three ways:
a. Vans Shaako: Help and share with others so that all can eat together.
b. Kirat karo: To earn an honest living without cheat or fraud.
c. Naam Japo: To pray in the name of God for his help and guidance.

Note: There are certain controversies regarding the teaching of Guru Nanak. The Cole and Sambhi theory states that Sikhism is an announcement from God and not a protest movement. The second theory states that Nanak was a guru and not a prophet.
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