Gurfatehji I always thought of the SGGS as the 11th Master, the 11th Guru, to be treated as per the previous 10. However it appears the SGGS should not to be treated with the same love and affection we hold our Guru's. It requires more than that, and is should be afforded the ultimate respect as it is, I would say, the very word of God. However, this also lends weight to my argument that the Gurus, as giants of hummanity that they were, do distract us from the ultimate simplicity of God's word. I would imagine that years after, the Gurus were depicted as one depicts the Granth. Some sakhis fail the litmus test, sakhis that show the Gurus as depicting emotion, or extreme love or anger, as unforgiving can only be false, as this would not practice what was being preached. I do not feel the image we have of the Gurus do them justice, the Gurus were super human beings, graceful, their state of Naam no doubt gave them perception, forsight, wisdom beyond any imagination.How, I wonder, did they imagine they would stand in the history and development of Sikhism, how would they wish to have been remembered, would they be happy with the current state of affairs. To my mind, a Sikh is one tries to live by Hukam, validated by the word of God. It is a Sikh's duty to study the word of God, to decipher within it the true message, to swim under the surface and dive and find the pearls of truth the are scattered throughout.Ultimately, I feel it is to tune into Creator and be in tune with Creation, using the word of God as a guide. The word of God is Guru, the essence of this is present in our heads, to follow this essence is to follow Hukam. The Gurus remain a huge part of the history of Sikhismm, what role should they play in the present that would be in line with what they preached, or would they be happy with thier current and past depictions, both physical form and personal.