|Born||December 18, 1756
Girodpuri, Chhattisgarh, India
Guru Ghasi Das (1756–1850CE) was an advocate of the Satnami sect of Hinduism in the early 19th century. Ghasi Das was a farmer in Girodpuri, Raipur district who preached Satnam to a number of low-caste Indians, particularly the people of Chhattisgarh. Ghasi Das's guruship was carried on by his son, Balakdas, Guru Ghasidas (1756-1836) was the founder of the Satnami community in Chhattisgarh. During his lifetime, the political atmosphere in India was one of exploitation. Ghasidas experienced the evils of the caste system at an early age, which helped him understand the social dynamics in a caste-ridden society and reject social inequity. To find solutions, he traveled extensively in Chhattisgarh.
Saint Guru Ghasidas established Satnami community in Chhattisgarh, India based on "Satnam" (meaning "Truth") and equality. The Guru's teachings and philosophy is similar to Hinduism & Buddhism. Guru Ghasidas created a white symbol of truth called "jaitkhambh" - a white and straight piece of wood, with a white flag on a top. The white symbol indicating a white man who follows the truth "satnam" is always steadfast and is the white pillar of truth (satya ka stambh). The white flag indicates peace.
He was born in the village Girodhpuri in the Raipur district on 18 dec 1756
Our guru Ghasidas Babaji change the thinking of people. They give knowledge of truth to people to live a good life.they improve the life style of people.
Teachings of Guru Ghasidas can be summarized into one word: Satnam, ( satnaam ) meaning "True Name". The name of the lord is considered as the sole truth and the seed of the universe and everything else sprang from it. In modern times the word "satnam" is chanted along with the name of Sikh guru, Guru Nanak Dev as "Satnam Vahe Guru". In modern hinduism it is believed that during the Kalyuga, chanting the name of Lord is the only way of offering any prayers to the lord. All other forms of offering prayers to the Lord will either become too difficult, for example Tapasya, or will become too influenced by lack of knowledge.
Followers of Satnam believe in the name of the Lord and do not worship idols. They follow practices similar to Buddhism.
Message of satnam is to believe that the Lord exists everywhere and in everything. Everything is made of the Lord, the name of the Lord.
Satnamsar means "sar" of "satnam". Sar means summarization. The sar of satnam is that the name of the Lord is the truth of the universe.
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Message of Guru Ghasi Das
Message of Guru Ghasidas Ji is to follow and practice the following virtues:
1. Satya - Believe in Truth and follow the path of Truth
2. Dhairya - Valour
3. Lagan - Dedication
4. Karoonna, Dayaa, Kshamaa - Kindness, Forgiveness and Forebearance
5. Karm – Karm Yog - Believe and follow the path of Hard work
6. Saralataa - Simplicity and Politeness of life
7. Vyavahaar (Vyavahaarikata) - Watch your nature (behaviour in society)
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