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Summary of Question:Lord Krishna Reincarnated Into Guru Hargobind Ji?
Category:The Sikh Gurus
Date Posted:Thursday, 1/17/2002 1:30 PM MST

Waheguru ji da khalsa

Waheguru ji di fateh

There has been a question on the sikhnet Q&A forum about gurus hunting animals.
The weblink
http://www.panthkhalsa.org/rahit/rahit_hunt.html
tells us why gurus killed those animals.
Here it is said that Lord Krishna reincarnated into guru hargobind ji and gave mukti to the tiger.
I want to know if guru hargobind were Krishna,Then should we belive in lord krishna also?should we worship krishna also?
Do sikhs belive this that guru hargobind ji were Lord Krishna, if this is true aren't we hindus also.

please do response as I am really confused
I shall be highly thankful to you

Guru Fateh

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
I looked at this website you gave.

There is no Sikh culture or practice of honoring 6th Guru as the reincarnation of Sri Krishna. While it might well be that Guru Hargobind knew of the karma involving the lion, that does not by extension mean that he indeed was Krishna before. The Hindus can believe what they want about Guru Hargobind. That is their right, but it does not mean Sikhs are Hindus also or that we should worship Sri Krishna. A Sikh bows only to Siri Guru as her/his Guru.

Our 10 Gurus were very careful about NOT detailing who they were in their lives before being Guru. They did this because (1) it didn't matter directly to who they were and what God sent them to do and (2) it would have confused the issue and led to a kind of cult worship of the Gurus themselves rather than worship of Shabd Guru--the Word of God. All the Gurus taught that Shabd Guru is our Guru, and each of the 10 Gurus either wrote and/or were custodians of sacred bani. Today Shabd Guru exists in the form of Siri Guru Granth Sahib.
Guru ang sang,
-DKK



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