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Summary of Question:God Abstract Form?
Category:General Q's from Non-Sikhs
Date Posted:Sunday, 3/25/2007 8:39 PM MDT

The way I understand is that sikhs worship an abstract form of the one god. That sikhs are strict monothiests. Now i am learning that sikhs worship the gurus and the siri guru granth sahib. Please help me understand. Where do sikhs base their reasoning for worshiping the guru granth sahib. And when sikh say "the guru" are they talking about god or the guru granth sahib? Thank you With all due respect

Raymond

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Sat nam. There is ONE Creator of the Creation. S/He is in all and all are in Him/Her. Guru is God and God is Guru (Banee Guru, Guru Hai Banee). We honor the 10 physical Gurus who were our Spiritual Teachers and enlightened beings in their own right, but each Guru would tell you that the their Guru and the Guru of all Sikhs is Shabd Guru, which is the Word, the Naad (sound current). You access this sound current through naam simran AND through reading from Siri Guru Granth Sahib, which is the Word and is the 11th and True Guru of all Sikhs. WHen Sikhs speak of Guru, it is fundamentally the same as speaking of God. This is all very mental. The other thing about Sikhi is that it is experiential. One develops their relationship to God and Guru by living and practicing the teachings, including practice of naam simran (meditation).
Guru ang sang
DK



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