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|The 10 Gurus
|The Sikh Gurus
|Saturday, 5/28/2005 11:03 AM MDT
The second question is regarding the succession of the Gurus. From what I have read each successive Guru was nominated be his predecessor, what was it then that made these individuals special from others, did that have any interaction with God, as did Guru Nanak Ji when he disappeared for 3 day. Was there anything distinctive which occurred in the lives on the other 9 Gurus which gave the some kind of divine enlightenment?
(REPLY) Sat Nam. It is my understanding that it is not the PERSON of Guru Nanak who "reincarnated" -- but rather the divine light of consciousness that he embodied that he transferred to the next Guru. Each Guru was chosen because of certain outstanding qualities of humility, obedience, compassion etc. that exceeded the "norm" and made them totally surrended to, and able to understand and follow the will of God. Their predecessors recognized this in them, saw their potential and therefore knew that they were fit and equipped to carry Nanak's divine light and shine it without polluting it with their ego. This is my understanding. SP