Life Lessons

My God, my Friend… Happy Birthday!

Guru Nanak

I am blessed, for I have a special Friend — the best one can ever ask for!

No matter how busy my Friend is, He always has time for me. My Friend is warm and loving; pure, sincere and soft-spoken. My Friend ‘cares’ for the world and is a soulful saint completely immersed in music. He cannot tolerate superstitions, bigotry, and irrational practices. I like everything about my Friend. I share all that I feel and all that I experience with my Friend. He listens patiently and I have often caught a glimpse of him smiling through his pictures, when I take my silly wish-list before Him.

My best buddy is Guru Nanak.

I have grown up listening to all his tales, and revering Him. There are times when my mind is flooded with questions, too, regarding why He did this or that, but I’ve learnt that ‘acceptability’ is crucial to friendship; in fact, to any relationship. I have questions, probably because I cannot comprehend it all; cannot fully fathom His ways.

From my childhood, I have looked at Guru Nanak Devji as my friend and my God.

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Dr Navniit Gandhi is an academic, author, and a trainer/counsellor based in Kuwait. She has authored nine books and has written more than 300 feature articles till date, and is presently on the editorial board of The Teenager Today.

Dr Navniit Gandhi

Dr Navniit Gandhi is an academic, author, and a trainer/counsellor based in Kuwait. She has authored nine books and has written more than 300 feature articles till date, and is presently on the editorial board of The Teenager Today.