Rumours, gossip, trash talk and slander spread like wildfire. How about spreading the messages of love, compassion, equality, kindness and seva that have existed for more than 5 centuries now?
This year, we mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, a visionary who taught us to be kind, respectful, treat others equally, perform seva. Through The Script of Life podcast, we wish to share his teachings and stories of those who live by them. This podcast is your daily dose of inspiration, motivation and conversations that show us light in a time of darkness, to help create a brighter world.
Where to listen
Episode 5 - Vand Chakhna - The importance of sharing
In our final episode, we’ll look back at all the teachings of Guru Nanak we’ve talked about and how they can change our lives for the better. Be it selfless service, equality, truthful living, or environment, each can lead us to a more fulfilling life. Listen in and start your New Year with his wisdom!
We often hear people talk about how real life experiences have contributed more to their understanding of the world than any books they ever studied. What really is the difference between education and knowledge? In this episode of the podcast, we discuss how five centuries ago, Guru Nanak established the importance of logic, common sense and real life experiences – of knowledge, in shaping up an individual. Listen in.
We all listen to some form of music - Rock, Classical, Jazz, Pop, etc. It helps us to relax, focus, or even remember something. But what is it about music that takes us to another world? In today’s episode, we’ll explore why Guru Nanak preferred music as his medium of communication with people and how he and Bhai Mardana used it to recite the Supreme God’s name. Listen in to find out how music can bring a positive change in your life!
In today’s episode, we’ll talk about sharing. Guru Nanak believed that one must share what one has with others without the thought of a reward. Today, when we are busy amassing wealth for ourselves, we are forgetting about giving back to the community we’re living in. We are a part of this community, and when we start to share, be it our money or our time, we start to care for others genuinely. Listen in to know how you can apply Guru Nanak’s teachings and do small acts of sharing that’ll make the world a better place.
In today’s episode, we’ll talk about the environment. Guru Nanak believed that nature treats us like its children, and selflessly provides us so much. Today, when our wants are eating into the environment, leaving little for the future generations, it becomes our top priority to protect what’s left and practice sustainable living. Listen in to hear stories of people who are fighting to save our environment and how you can apply Guru Nanak’s teachings to do your bit.
In today’s episode, we’ll talk about honesty and truthful living. Guru Nanak believed that one should earn through honest means and not trickery. It’s in doing the little that we can with honesty and true intentions which wins us praises and rewards that are sustainable. Listen in to hear stories from Guru Nanak’s life and other people who have set an example that can help you to lead an honest life.
Let’s talk about equality. Guru Nanak believed that we are all equal – no matter our caste, colour, or gender. He was a champion of gender equality, in fact, we think he could’ve been the first ever feminist! Today, women are breaking stereotypes and glass ceilings and leading the much-needed change in the society. Listen in to hear stories from the life of Guru Nanak and find inspiration that you can apply to your everyday life.
In the first episode of our podcast, we talk about selfless service (seva).
Guru Nanak found peace in serving others and being selfless in his service, whether it meant getting food and clothes for the needy or digging a well himself to quench the thirst of his disciples. Today, look to your left and right, and you will find many among us who find contentment and peace in being selfless. Listen in to find out stories of those who live by Guru Nanak’s words on seva.
Rumours, gossip, trash talk spreads and slander spread like wildfire. How about we spread messages of love, compassion, kindness, equality, community and seva? As we mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak this year, we invite you to join us and listen into inspiring stories, motivation and conversations that show us light in a time of darkness, act as a healing touch in a world torn with pain and anger.