A Gursikh is a Sikh fully devoted to the true Guru. Guru comes from 'gu' meaning darkness and 'ru' meaning light. "dispels the darkness of ignorance ('gu'), and proclaims enlightenment ('ru'). It is the application of the formula to make our life excellently balanced and successful."
Sikh, literally "learner", is the follower of the true Guru who lives his life according to his teachings.
"One who calls himself a Gursikh of the True Guru, shall rise in the early morning hours and meditate on the Lord's Name." Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Guru Ram Das Ji in Raag Gauri on Ang 305.
A Gursikh does not cut hair or trim beard. He does not take alcohol. He never bows before anyone other than Guru Granth Sahib. A Gursikh man can be identified as a person with unshorn hair, flowing beard and turban. He visits Gurdwara Sahib regularly and is fond of doing sewa and simran.
Gursikhs are required to walk on the Guru's Path, as described by fourth master, Guru Ram Das: "Gursikha meeth chalahu gur chaalee", O Sikhs of the Guru, O friends, walk on the Guru's Path.
A Gursikh does not add caste as suffix to his name. Gursikh is a person who lives his life according to the tenets of Sikhism. A Gursikh works for the welfare of whole humanity.
The following are articles of prominent early Gursikhs.
Baba Atal Rai - was son of Guru Hargobind Ji born on 23 October 1619. He died at the tender age of nine years.