|from the chapter - Philosophy and Maryada|
We all identify ourselves with our body and name. All the Holy Gurus in line of succession identified themselves with the Holy Name of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib. Sri Guru Nanak Sahib out of compassion has chosen to identify Himself with the Holy Body of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. It is His unbounded Mercy for us that He chose this sacred identification for our sake, so that we could talk to Him, we could hear Him, we could serve and love Him in this Holy Body, perceptible to our physical senses. And it is again out of compassion that He has chosen to reveal Himself in all His splendour and glory to the chosen few, His true Divine lovers from this Divine Body and Form. Sri Guru Nanak Sahib has not merely identified Himself with this Holiest of the Holy scripture but eternally dwells and resides in Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
Bhagat Nam Dev's innocent child-like approach, sincere and deep bhavna converted a stone image into God who had to, perforce, gracefully accept the offered milk. Bhagat Dhana's pleadings, implorings and later resolve to fast unto death compelled the Lord to appear from the stone and accept the offered food. Their's was not the Pathar Drishti or Stone Bhavna. Bhagwan Drishti and God Bhavna converted the stone image into God.
Pointing towards Sri Guru Granth Sahib -
A true lover of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib is not content with mere Kitab Drishti or Book Bhavna in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. With proper orientation of mind, with yearning Guru Drishti, with Nirankar Bhavna, he loves and worships Sri Guru Granth Sahib as the living Sri Guru Nanak Sahib, as the living Lord.
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taken from the chapter - Philosophy and Maryada