Q: Who are Sikh Gurus and how does one become a Guru?
A: Sikh Gurus are One with God and show us the way to meet God. God chooses the Guru and sends the Guru to this world in order to deliver His message.
Guru is a spiritual teacher. Humans cannot choose a Guru as Guru is chosen by God. Gurus themselves have attained salvation and are One with God, just like water mingles with water. Sikh Gurus are in direct communion with God and deliver only God’s word. Gurus help one attain salvation and be one with God. Thus Gurus are the link between humans and God.
Sikhs have 11 Gurus. The first ten Gurus came in human form into this world and delivered the word of God. The tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh Ji then complied the teaching of all Gurus and the devotees of God that have attained salvation into a sacred scriptures known as Guru Granth Sahib Ji. This revered scripture presides as the eleventh Guru of Sikhs. The tenth Guru then said, “Whoever longs to meet God, find the way in the Shabad”. Guru Granth Sahib Ji shows the path to be one with God.