Guru Nanak abhorred discrimination, hatred, and oppression that had seeped into the caste system within Hindu society.
As the title of this soothing bhajan means, Guru Nanak’s main message was to speak the truth and to love the Supreme Consciousness and to achieve the ultimate bliss.
Before he departed for his heavenly abode in 1539, Guru Nanak’s name had traveled not only throughout India’s south, north, east, and west, but also far beyond into Arabia, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Mesopotamia (Iraq), Afghanistan, Turkey, Tibet and Burma.
Latest records now show even as far as Europe and especially in Italy.
”Kehaa bhayo jo dhou loochan moundh kai baht raheeo bak dheeian laageeo
Nhaath firio leeae saat samudhran lok gayo perlok gvaaeeo
Baas keeou beekhian so baht kay aasay he aasay s bais bithaaeiou
Saach keho suun laeho sabhay, jin praem keeo tin hee prabh paaeyo.”
Jin Prem Kio Tin Hee Prabh Paayo mantra meaning:
”What is the use of sitting with one’s eyes closed
Like a crane, pretending to meditate?
One may bathe in the seven seas,
But he will lose this world, and lose the world beyond as well.
They who spend their lives indulging in corruption and sin,
Pass their lives in vain.
I speak the truth. Listen, everyone!
Those who love God, shall attain him.”