I've seen it said many places that idol worship is discouraged or forbidden in Sikhi. So here is my discussion point: ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ is a holy book. I understand that to Sikhs it represents a "human being", the "living guru", but to others it is a book. People bow down to it all the time and it seems frowned upon if you dare not to bow down to it. And at the same time, Sikhs actively (on other forums, Facebook, etc) denounce people who bow down to other people, and YET there are times I've heard it said "find your own guru" (ie someone who makes you tick, makes you learn, question things, etc.). Really? Which is it? I'm supposed to bow down to ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ, even as someone who has not taken Amrit and probably never will, who identifies with more than one faith...but might be looked down upon if I bowed down to another person or idol of some sort? In my mind bowing down to ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ IS a form of idol worship, and not only that, if it is something people EXPECT of someone who isn't sikh, it becomes ritual (another verboten supposedly) to do so if it lacks meaning for the person doing it. Discuss please?