It seems strange that some stories are being rejected on grounds such as Hindu orientation, while a person walking backwards is being accepted as a sign of devotedness! Isnt this equivalent of relying on outer show to test spirituality?
Walking backwards! So, today people who perform teerath yatras doing dandwat pranaams (some for hundred of miles) would be very meritorious indeed!Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/sikh-sikhi-sikhism/38380-baba-sri-chand-and-sikhism.html
Some things are being rejected as being illogical and against Sikh principles while some others are accepted as 'only Guru knows best'.
I wish to mention here that I am not disputing any claim of Guruship. I am trying to point out a flaw in the idea presented.
My own personal idea is based on my spiritual beliefs pertaining to inner state of mind. A spiritual person of the calibre of a Puran Guru would be able to see the deepest and darkest corner of my mind and would be able to know what kind of energy is working where and what kind of movements are occurring where. He would not need to rely on outer show to measure my inner state.Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=38380
We hear stories of disciples tested by masters since the ancient times. But I feel the tests are not for measuring, they are actually a practice for gaining strength, consolidating a state and ironing out impurities.
It is wrong to say that Guru Amardass ji became the next Guru because he performed remarkable feats of seva at the old age of 70. I am pretty sure even more remarkable feats of preseverance towards one's chosen target can be found in human civilisations around the world. Guru Amardass ji became the next Guru because he was SPIRITUALLY evolved to that level.
If such testing was of any importance then it should have been done in every case down the line till Guru Gobind Singh ji.