Beloved Guru in Our Home
In our house, reception and entertainment of a visitor varies according to his status and relationship. For a most revered and beloved guest we, perforce, make the best possible arrangements and procure the best available requirements befitting the dignity of the most esteemed guest. Lodging and catering arrangements are the best possible.
For equals, the reception and treatment is more informal and free, on the basis of equality.
For messengers, servants and other workers, treatment is of inferior quality matching our own servants in the house.
The Eternal Guru, Sri Guru Granth Sahib is accorded treatment in one of the aforementioned ways. In many houses the most Esteemed Satguru is accomodated in servant quarters, in garages, in store rooms or other unfit places, may be out of ignorance. In most of the houses, the Guru is treated on equal terms. In exceptional cases, the Guru is served, adored and worshipped in the house as the most Revered and the most Beloved Satguru.
Sikh Sangat derives its Sap and vitality from the Guru. Guru’s physical presence used to inspire the deepest respect in the minds of sikhs. Sri Guru Granth Sahib is the Living Guru and not a mere scripture. Love and adoration of the Highest for Sri Guru Granth Sahib should arise in every heart to derive the maximum spiritual benefits.