Literal Meaning of Gurbani Gurbani is dear to many. Some read Gurbani every day, some as a rehat, some read it occassionaly. I have noticed some people question the acceptance of the literal meaning of Gurbani. I am surprised to see that happening even under 'GURMAT VICHAAR' Section. If we say that literal meaning is wrong: Isn't that imply that we are saying-GURU IS LYING. CAN A TRUE GURU LIE TO HIS FOLLOWERS? In my neechan neech budhi- GURU IS RIGHT IN LITERAL SENSE. If anybody is telling me a meaning that does't go in line with the literal meaning of that Gurbani Line- CAN NOT BE REGARDED AS GURMAT. For Example: ਗੁਰੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਹਰਿ ਸੋਇ ॥੪॥੭॥੯॥ गुरु नानकु नानकु हरि सोइ ॥४॥७॥९॥ Gur Nānak Nānak har so­ė. ||4||7||9|| Nanak is the Guru; Nanak is the Lord Himself. ||4||7||9|| Any person who knows Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, khari boli will tell you that it tells us- Guru Nanak is God Himself. So Guru is telling us- GURU NANAK IS LORD HIMSELF. If somebody comes to us and tells us, No it is the literal meaning, He cant be God. Should I listen to him/her or My Guru? Obviously my Guru: GURU KNOWS BETTER THAN US AND HIM/HER. LITERAL MEANING IS ALWAYS RIGHT- INTERPRETATION HAS TO GO IN LINE WITH THE LITERAL MEANING.