I will try to ask my question and subsequent posts respectfully but plainly and directly. If someone feels offended please point it out and I shall apologize as well as change/edit the post. In light of Gurbani what can be said on Buddhism? (Since Buddhism is a major world religion and has many branches, I would restrict myself to general principles of Buddhism which are common to all main branches) Gautama Buddha did not walk the path of Bhakti marg. His spiritual search was very psychological in nature starting with understanding the causes of human misery. He found out the very root of misery in mind and showed the path of direct insight into what is known as 'Suchness' in world of Buddhism. But since he did not worship a God, a Creator is he condemnable? Does he fall in the category of a Manmukh? This is a genuine query and I would be deeply grateful if you answer after careful consideration. Additionally, if this thread belongs to some other category I would be grateful for directions in this regard.