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Great question. I'm surprised that no one has answered yet. Guru Ji was teaching a lesson to people who were ritualistic. He showed them that God is everywhere, in everything, and that all things are sacred. As Sikhs we understand that there is One God in all things, that Guru Ji is in our hearts and that the shabad lives within us. We act in a sacred manner when entering or sitting in the Gurdwara for OURSELVES. It is simply that when we act sacredly we awaken to the sacred. It is a matter of self-awareness. People do forget this and do things because of what they think that others may think of them, i.i., to "look good," but that is not the true understanding of ourselves.

Great question. I'm surprised that no one has answered yet. Guru Ji was teaching a lesson to people who were ritualistic. He showed them that God is everywhere, in everything, and that all things are sacred. As Sikhs we understand that there is One God in all things, that Guru Ji is in our hearts and that the shabad lives within us. We act in a sacred manner when entering or sitting in the Gurdwara for OURSELVES. It is simply that when we act sacredly we awaken to the sacred. It is a matter of self-awareness. People do forget this and do things because of what they think that others may think of them, i.i., i.e., to "look good," but that is not the true understanding of ourselves.