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Dear Gurmukho, Can you provide some clarification on the concept of Sat Naam (ਸਤਿਨਾਮੁ or ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ)? Is it synonymous with Waheguru, or does it encompass all the names of the divine, such as Hari, Krishna, Ram, Allah, and Parbraham? Based on my limited understanding, Waheguru is considered to be the Gurumantar, while the names that follow Sat Naam in Moolmantar are considered to be the true names of the divine, representing Him as ਆਦਿ ਸਚੁ ਜੁਗਾਦਿ ਸਚੁ. On the other hand, names like Hari, Krishna, Shiv, Bisan, and Allah are considered to be Sargun names, as they refer to specific manifestations of the divine that existed at certain points in history and may not necessarily be considered true names.