I ask this because when I read the SGGS, I find myself relating the concepts to my understanding of philosophy, most of it "western" in origin (mainly since I'm quite a geek). As a note, I don't want to imply "science" is purely Western phenomenon, but my own education in Science is, alas, Western in origin. Here's an example: I interpret "Hukam" as containing natural law as well as moral/spiritual law. For example, quantum physics to relativity to mechanics is God's Hukam. The biological processes that enact evolution is God's Hukam. Randomness and probability in systems (including what happens in a person's life) is God's Hukam. The inability to perceive God scientifically is God's Hukam (this is stated very clearly in the Mul Mantar AFAIC). What do you think of this kind of interpretation? One that tries to integrate Sikh philosophy into a scientific world view?