Originally Posted by JustCurious
I just don't understand how a man claimed to be holy could treat his family so cruelly and so insensitively by abandoning them for such a long period of time. If it was a few months or maybe even a year max fair enough, but 28 years beggars belief. Why did he even undertake the responsibility of marriage? Surely if he was a man of God he would have had an inkling that he would be needed for God's service and so would not have undertaken the responsibility of marriage and then go on to have two children.
At the end of the day these can only ever be assumptions as I obviously have never known Guru Nanak or his family, but as a human being I look at how I perhaps may have felt being abandoned by my father for the majority of my youth and early adult years. Not having him as a role-model throughout my formulative years, to share in my successes or advise me in my failures.
Also I can use empathy to imagine how it must have felt for his poor wife to have had her husband go gallivanting around India proselytising his beliefs whilst neglecting her and her needs. Because surely she was human and required her physical, emotional and material needs met by the man who took her hand in marriage.
Just Curious ji,
First of all, what is your religion and what does it teach?
Please share your religion's teachings that breed goodness in the followers.
Lastly,once again lots of presumptions and assumptions on your part without any evidence as also shown by you in other posts. It is a shame and shows one's shallowness and parochial vision by stating something that one has no proof of.
What good does it serve? One should ask one's own religion's teachings for the answer and share with others.