Every time a Sikh comes into the presence of “The Guru”, (the embodiment of our Living Guru in the form of the “Siri Guru Granth Sahib”, which to non-Sikhs, appears to simply be our scriptures), we bow our head.
What does it mean to a Sikh when we bow our head?
It is a personal relationship for each person, but generally is understood as an act of “giving our head” to our God, to our Guru (one who takes us from darkness to light). By bowing our head, we humble ourselves, thereby giving up our ego to become our best selves by relating to our highest consciousness.
In this video Gurprakash Singh shares the beautiful concept, in the Sikh way of life, of bowing one’s head.