Guru and Guruship Guru means a spiritual teacher out of darkness into light - this is what Guru Granth Sahib Ji does. Genuine historical evidence written by British government officials, Muslim historians and trustworthy Sikhs of the time all show without any doubt that Guru is Guru Granth Sahib Ji. As Guru Gobind Singh Ji ordered us… “One wishing for my darshan (sight), should come to Granth Ji presence”(14) “Those wishing to talk to me, read, listen and contemplate Granth Ji”(18) “Those who wish for my advice, read, listen and focus on Granth ji.”(19) “Recognise the Granth as my form, Accept there is no difference between it and me. (20) (Guru Gobind Singh to Bhai Nand Lall- Rehit Nama) 'Jot rup har aap gur nanak kahayo.' (Swayas Bhattan p.1408) Guru Nanak was thus the embodiment of Divine Light. 'In the true Guru (Nanak), He installed His Own Spirit, Through him, God revealed Himself.' (Asa di Var, pauri 6, page 466) When Guruship was conferred on Guru Angad, he too became the embodiment of Divine Light. ‘Jot uha jugat sai, seh kaya pher paltiae.' (Sata Balwand, p 966) 'The Divine Light was the same, The Way and Mode were the same, The Master had merely changed the body.' (Translation of the above) Guruship passed on - Guru Granth Sahib too became the embodiment of Divine Light - not a bowing before a book - but instead bowing before the Divine Light or JOT (Guru) – passed on by Nanak Guru Gobind Singh: The Guru is Beneficent, the Sanctuary of peace, The Guru is the Light of three worlds , He is the Eternal Being, O Nanak, he who believes in Him, attains peace.' (Slok Mohalla 1, p 137) 'Guru Nanak is the true Guru, The true Guru has taken me to God.' (Kanra Mohalla 4, p 1310) 'The Guru and God are one, Divine Master pervadeth everywhere.' (Sri Rag Mohalla 5, p 53) Since Gurbani came direct from God, and as there is no difference between God and His order (Divine Word), Gurbani is Guru too: 'The Word is the Guru, And the Guru is the Word, The Guru's Word contains the Nectar of Immortality, Whosoever shall obey, what the Word commandeth, Verily he shall get salvation.' (Nat Mohalla 4, p 982) 'The Word is the True Guru and True Guru is the Word, And the Word reveals the path of salvation.' (Kanra Mohalla 4, p 1310) https://www.onlinefilefolder.com/2f7dXfzlpBtKIE Kindly opine. I found this material on internet and is being posted as a separate thread.