Sri Guru Nanak Sahib, was The Teacher of the Teachers. This Child World Teacher illuminated the hearts of both the Pandit and the Maulvi with true spirituality when he first entered school to begin his education.
These worldly teachers, who beforehand, were groping in the spiritual dark, saw a vision of True Enlightenment in the radiant face of Guru Nanak and fell at His feet, at the feet of the World Teacher of True Illumination.
With the holy hymns and poems that he recited, Guru Nanak in His infancy pointed to the supremacy of Divine Wisdom over more formal teaching based upon worldly and materialistic learnings..
It has been said that, without illumination of one’s own heart, it is impossible to teach, or illuminate other hearts. Without spiritual wisdom, which is the basis of all morality, one cannot enjoy the bliss of contenment, of perpetual joy and satisfaction.
Only Divine Love bestows the keys of knowledge.
Freedom from Bondages, Ego and Vanity
Divine wisdom, such as that imparted by Sri Guru Nanak Sahib, at such a tender age, serves to delight the soul and illuminate the heart of men. Divine Wisdom is said to be the basis of all morality and is the foundation for ‘living in truth’.
Divine Wisdom is a means to freedom both from the Self and from worldly issues and attachments; this in turn stimulates self awareness, self analysis and, eventually, self realisation.
Unlike some, more formal types of education, Divine Wisdom, is not tied up with worldly matters such as earning a living or job satisfaction because it provides ongoing satisfaction, contentment and joy for the soul.
Divine Wisdom, such as that received from Guru Nanak, provides the truest forms of contentment and illumination for the whole of Eternity. It bestows freedom from worldly concerns and bondage. Divine knowledge liberates one from the less attractive qualities such as false pride, vanity, arrogance and ego.
Guru Nanak, began preaching divine wisdom, or mystic knowledge including universal truths, from a very early age. He impressed and reformed his teachers.
I’ve never let my schooling interfere with my education.
The aim of education, in general, is to impart knowledge of the world (and beyond) and impart methods of learning said knowledge. True education results in building of character and raises a person above his primal animal instinct and drives to a fine human being.
Guru Nanak’s Divine Wisdom and knowledge takes this process a step further. His divine teachings raise a person form a fine human being to a spiritual being and then from a true spiritual being to the ultimate divinity.
From a very early age, Guru Nanak showed a radical spiritual leaning. He would debate with teachers, sages and holy men (both Hindu and Muslim) on issues such as poverty and religious rituals. Guru Nanak felt that internal changes to each person’s individual soul were of the ultimate importance.
Guru Nanak, in his childhood, imparted a unique knowledge with the main emphasis resting on pure conduct and truthful living. These ideas are the very early seeds of the concepts of universal harmony through universal love and tolerance which is achieved by living a true and ethical life.