Harkiran Ji,I too wonder how Original Ji can be ‘on the fence’ while also stating that SGGSJ is our only Guru to exclusion of all else, and that DG cannot be equated to it.
Intellectual excursions can be had by millions and indeed they do for human knowledge grows out of such differences of opinions and scholars worldwide debate over what may be counted as "true, real or right" - in their respective fields. It is this kind of critical analysis that underpins philosophical treaties, but not religious. Religious belief is rooted in ones' faith and not knowledge. The ongoing debate falls within the ambit of "knowledge" and not "faith". I'm sitting on fence for two reasons:
- by definition a Sikh is he/she who believes in both Guru Granth n Guru Panth. This rules out Kully's argument from a Sikh perspective because the panth has set aside much of the literature contained within DG and for Kully to argue to the contrary is purely subjective and not objective.
- The arguments so far centres around analytical statements [true or false] and the juxtaposition offered on the fence is synthetic [looking to empirical evidence for verification]. Sadly, none has been tendered to render it all together conclusive.