September 29th, 2019
Laughing at Life to support 550 programs on the teaching of Guru Nanak Dev Ji starting November 12th, 2019 through November 11th, 2020. This year is special as the world is celebrating the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus of Sikhism. He was known for his political, social and spiritual beliefs which were based on love, equality, fraternity and virtue. Guru Nanak travelled to far off places and he spread the message of ‘one God’, that God constitutes the eternal truth and he resides in his creations.
Mr. Baljit Singh, Director Programs at Laughing at Life said, “This is our humble attempt to reach to the communities across USA, Canada and India to spread the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev ji. We are putting a mission of 550 programs to spread his message. Through his message, we will be guiding the community on to live life and fight depression.”
The programs will be planned across various cities of Canada, USA and India. We look forward to the community to support our mission. If you would like to be part of the initiative, please reach us via email email@example.com
Some interesting facts that you must know about Guru Nanak:
- Guru Nanak was born on April 15, 1469. His birth anniversary is celebrated on Kartik Puranmashi, the full moon day in the month of October or November
- Guru Nanak was born to Hindu parents though he believed that he was neither Hindu nor Muslim
- Guru Nanak started going to school at the age of seven. It was believed that he surprised his teacher by explaining him the symbolism of the first letter of the alphabet, which is a straight stroke in Persian or Arabic. It resembled the mathematical one and it symbolised as God being one and united
- At the age of 18, Guru Nanak married Mata Sulakkhani on September 24, 1487. He had two sons, Sri Chand and Lakshmi Chand
- Guru Nanak’s son Sri Chand became the founder of Udasi religion
- At the age of 30, Guru Nanak had a vision. One day Guru Nanak failed to return from his bath and his clothes were found on the bank of the stream. The locals thought that he died. After three days he returned back and he stayed silent. Later he said that he had been taken to God’s court and there he was offered a cup full of amrit and he was blessed.
- Guru Nanak said, ”There is neither Hindu nor Muslim so whose path shall I follow? I shall follow God’s path. God is neither Hindu nor Muslim and the path which I follow is God’s.”
- Guru Nanak founded the Sikh sacred scripture, Guru Granth Sahib
- His teaching majorly involved three things; ‘Vand Chakko’, ‘Kirat Karo’ and ‘Naam Japna’. Vand Chakko involves sharing with others and helping the ones in need. Kirat Karo involves making a living honestly with exploiting anyone and without any fraud and ‘Naam Japna’involves meditating on the name of God and controlling our evils
- Guru Nanak traveled the World with an objective to spread the holy message. He travelled to Mecca, Tibet, Kashmir, Bengal, Manipur, Rome etc. on foot with his Muslim companion (and friend) Bhai Mardana
- Guru Nanak died at the age of 70. He appointed Bhai Lena as his successor and renamed him as Guru Angad.
About Laughing at Life:
Laughing at Life is a division of Roar 4 Change, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing change and increasing the Happiness Index by actively contributing to the socioeconomic development of all communities worldwide. Roar 4 Change focuses on helping the community, environment and providing disaster support through its initiatives; Roar 4 Help, Roar 4 Happiness, and Roar 4 Water. Laughing at Life is making its humble attempt to create awareness on mental health and also offer technology platform where community in USA and Canada will be able to get expert help on mental health issues.
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