Jaspinder Singh con The Sikh Gurus - Lives and Teachings: Spiritual Enlightenment Through Message Of Sikhism (English Edition)The term 'Guru' is quite common in the Indian culture, but in Sikhism it enjoys a very distinct meaning. Guru epitomizes a spiritual teacher who enlightens His disciples for their all round development, inculcates in them devotion and Godly love, shows them a path of righteousness and justice, heals them with the medicine of 'Naam', refines their thought processes leading them into a state of equipoise, instills in them a spirit of service to their community and teaches them the art of attaining liberation while leading the life of a householder.
Of what form is the Sikh Guru? What are His attributes? Is it necessary for Him to manifest in physical form? Who must Sikhs consider their Guru? How does the Guru communicate with His disciples?
What strikes the mind of a Sikh when he hears the term Guru? Immediately the mind shoots off to the ten Sikh Gurus, from Guru Nanak to Guru Gobind, who seeded the Sikh religion and helped it sprout into a dynamic faith that has elevated and reformed millions of lives for more than five centuries. Of what form then is the Sikh Guru who continues to influence the consciousness of the masses long after He discontinued His physical presence on earth? It is vital to comprehend the meaning of 'Guru' in Sikhism. When we say that Sikhs had ten Gurus or as the title of this book 'The Ten Gurus - Life and Teachings' does, are we really talking about ten different individuals or about individuals at all?