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Epilogue - The Gurmukh
Gurmukh (an individual who faces Guru, meaning one who is within the command of Guru) is another designation of Sikh. Akali Guru Ramdas spoke of the Gurmukhs of the past thus:
‘The Sidhas [Holy Sanatan sages] meditated and contemplated [God] Sadik and Muni [both aforementioned are Sanatan holy men] contemplated [God].
Men of penance, sexual restraint and contentment contemplated [God] demigods such as Indra [King of demigods] contemplated [God].
The Gurmukh who seeking God’s protection contemplates him attains salvation.
Oh my mind by contemplation of Gods Naam one is saved.
Dhanna a Jatt [Farming clan of northern India] and Balmikh [Composer of Ramyana] a highwayman becoming a Gurmukh was saved.
The demigods, Gan [Followers of Shiva], Gandarb [Beings between demigods and men who are believed to sing for the Indian demigods] contemplate [God] as well as even the poor Dharmraj [demigod who judges dead for God according to Indian religions].
Shiva Brahma all demigods contemplated with their mouths the name Har Har.
They who have been absorbed in God's name those Gurmukh attained salvation.’
(‘Adi Guru Durbar’, Raag Maru, Pa.995)

The Gurmukh
A photograph of a fresco from a Gurudwara at Narangabad, Punjab
depicting the life of the great Gurmukh Dhanna who saw Vishnu in a stone

Guru Nanak wrote further of the Sanatan demigods and Avatars thus:

‘Brahma, Bishnu, Mahesh [Shiva] the three demigods were created [by God].
He gave Brahma the Vedas and involved them in it’s worship.
Ten Avatars did king Rama [Vishnu] take.
He attacked and killed demons but all in accordance with God’s command.
God did Shiva serve but he too did not find his limits.
Attaining true value he created his [heavenly] throne.
He has set the world to task and concealed himself.
He makes all function this Karma is divinely ordained.’
(‘Adi Guru Durbar’, Raag Malaar, Pa.1279)

So finally, we say to our bigoted fanatic Sikh friends, do not be perturbed by Hindu imagery of our web sites. This is in accordance with ancient Sikh traditions. All ancient Sikh shrines were replete with these images prior to the coming of Shromani Gurudwara Parbandak Committee (S.G.P.C.) in 1925.

At such Sikh shrines as at Nurangabad of Bhai Vir Singh, where the locals have prevented the S.G.P.C. from whitewashing the ancient wall murals, one will still find numerous Sanatan images depicting Hindu deities.

Narangabad, Punjab
Photographs of various dieties from the walls of a Gurudwara at Narangabad, Punjab.
left to right: Narad Ji (the celestial bard), Viraha Avtar (the half-man half-baor incarnation of
Vishnu) and Hanuman (the half-man half-monkey companion of Lord Raam spoken of in the epic Ramayan)

So, Oh paranoid Sikh fanatic we reiterate again, if your dim intellect has not still registered, you should not be so perturbed by the Hindu imagery of our web sites this is all within Sanatan Khalsa tradition. All these images do not make us into Hindus, unless that is like the great sages such as Ramanand, Naamdev, Jaidev etc. Our Naam Simran is as above stated of that Ekh Nirankar Va-eh Guru who is variously known in the Adi Guru Durbar as Raam, Hari, Allah, Apekh, Niranjan, Gopal, Gobinda, Khuda etc. but not as Va-eh Guru.

Uma, Mahesh, Brahma and Vishnu
A wall-hanging depicting Uma (the consort of Shiva), Mahesh (also
known as Shiva, the destroyer), Vishnu (the preserver) and Brahma (the creator)

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