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Summary of Question:10Th Guru Queries
Category:The Sikh Gurus
Date Posted:Monday, 4/18/2005 5:58 PM MDT

Sat Sri Akal:

the dasam granth was written by guru gobind singh ji, as you know.
i was cruising through some sites and found a post in which a hindu was stating that hindus and sikhs were the same, and he had some interesting evidence to prove his point, including one of the pages of the Dasam Granth, specifically:

My question is, why did GGSJ use these Hindu Gods so extensively???
Are we NOT suppposed to believe in these false Gods of Brahma and Visnu and the Such? If so, why the line : "When the earth was overburdened by the weight and fear of the demons, she assumed the form of a cow and went to the sage Brahma"?
How is Sikhi enriched by such passage?
GGSJ seems out of the group to me when considering the other Gurus, and if you could explain this to me it would be a great assurance.
(REPLY) Sat Nam. In my humble opinion, I believe that the Gurus (not just Guru Gobind Singh Ji) often made references to the Hindu deities, because it was a context that the people of that day and age were familiar with, and could relate to. Of course we, as Sikhs, do not worship those gods, but they were deeply entrenched in the culture of the time. Blessings, SP

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