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Does the Sikh God have a personal name?

asked 2015-10-09 03:57:25 -0600

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I'm wondering if the Sikh God has a personal name like the Jewish YHWH or the Muslims Allah? I understand that you believe that everyone is worshipping the same God but does he have a name or just many titles?

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answered 2015-10-09 14:27:59 -0600

Bhagat Singh gravatar image

The Mul Mantar tells us many times as does Jaap Sahib. God doesn't have one name, nor does he have 99 (as the Muslims say). Sikhs have some names for God that no other religion has (Waheguru, Satnam, etc.), but the Gurus also used other names like Allah, and said that when one utters the name "Rama", do not think of the Hindu God, but think of the one lord.

But when speaking to a Sikh, Waheguru or simply 'God' is fine.

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answered 2015-10-09 09:40:39 -0600

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It is waheguru :)

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answered 2015-10-09 13:23:17 -0600

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

We believe God has many names, but we mainly say Waheguru to refer to God which was given by our Guru.

The mool mantar we have gives many names of God, and is at the being of Guru Granth Sahib Ji

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answered 2015-10-09 17:58:43 -0600

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Yes Many names,

The guru tells us in jaap sahib,

"tav sarab naam kathe kavan, Karam naam barnat sumat"**

"None can truly express or give discourse on your names, it is by your actions that you are named the wise know this."


Similaraly the same is found in EXODUS 3:6 of the Torah/Bible

The Holy One, Blessed Be He, said to those, you want to know my name? I am called according to my actions. When I judge the creatures I am Elohim, and when I have mercy with My world, I am named YHVH Ex 3:6


The guru and God have given us

Waheguru

the force of extacy that drives one from the darkness into the light

this name waheguru is also a culmination of the different names for god through the 4 ages

*W*ashadev ( the one who pervades everywhere)

*H*ari ( the one who blossoms within)

*G*obind (the lord of all creation)

*R*aam (the giver of bliss)

but when we refer to god our names are very practical.

Akal = the timless one / beyound death and deteriation

Waheguru = the ofrce of extacy which drives us out of the darkness into the light

Akal Purakh = the timless being

Satnam = Whoes name is truth

Kartar= the creator

Har/ hari = the one who blossoms within the heart


May the lord bless you on your life journey

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