I've been reading and thinking again and find myself again at the keyboard with a question. What (do you feel) was the purpose of Guru Nanak Ji's revelation? It almost seems that there are two schools of thought on this. The first is the one more highly touted. It is to show a path that clears away the religious differences to give a focus on a higher understanding and to make those that follow that path better people. I know that is rather generic, but I think it gets to the heart of it. The other path is a bit more disguised. It lives behind posts that talk of "white Sikhs", Westernization and loss of cultural identity. It is the path that views the purpose of the Gurbani to be that of uniting a people who were separated more by religion than by anything else. Its purpose was to stop in fighting among neighbors and bring enlightenment to a people more than to people. This is not particularly unusual. In Christianity there are several passages that indicate or state that the message that Jesus was trying to get across was initially for the Jewish people and was primarily expand to the rest of the wold do to the resistance it found at home. There are other faiths/theologies that believe that religion is tied to blood/culture and shouldn't really be exported because it looses its identity and relevance. The arguments can be made for either side. There seems to be evidence for both. What is most important here, the part that really matters and the real purpose of this post is; what to you think?