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Editors Note – some definitions:-
1) Complete Purified Soul Being:- “Khalsa”

2) Complete Knower Of Universal Wisdom: – “Brahm Gyani”

3) True Good Being:- “Sadh”

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The biggest and the foremost damaging illusion that has gripped the minds of the masses due to false preaching practices is that there is nothing known as a living Truth Guru  (“Satguru “) (most commonly called a living human Guru) that exists and such an entity is strictly prohibited to be recognized and followed by the masses. 

This issue takes even more serious face in light of the true divine meaning of the religious preaching, the basis of which should be the Eternal Truth only as presented in the Guru’s word (“Gurbani”) by the great, great, dear, lovable, Truth Gurus (“Guru Sahibans”), Saints (“Sants”) and True devotees (“Bhagats”) and not following any man made rules. This is a complex issue to be understood in its right perspective in light of the Guru’s word wisdom (“GurBani”). Guru’s word (“Gurbani”) very clearly says:
 

 One Who Knows True Being, Truth Guru Is His Name
(“Sat Purakh Jin Janyea Satgur Tis Kaa Nao;”)

 

 

One Who’s Heart is Filled With God’s Name,

Is the Truth Guru.

(“So Satgur jis ridhey har nao;”)

This command (“ Hukum”) of eternal, dear, love filled Lord Of All Lords, Timeless Lord  (“Akal Purakh”) as presented in the Guru’s word (“Gurbani”) very clearly tells us the definition of a Truth Guru (“Satguru”).  In addition to this there are hundreds of stanzas in Guru’s word-wisdom  (“Gurbani”) which sing the glory (“mahima”) of Truth Guru (“Satguru”) , yet the false preaching by majority of the preachers completely ignores this command (“Hukum”) of eternal, dear, love filled, Lord Of All Lords, Timeless Lord (“Akal Purakh”)  given to us through the timeless, eternal, lovefilled, Words Of Timeless Lord Of All Lords (“Dhur Ki Bani”).
 
This kind of a false preaching amounts to dishonoring the words of the Truth Guru, Masters of Master (“Guru Sahibans”) and Timeless Lord of all Lords (“Akal Purakh”) and is a serious crime in God’s truth court (“Dargah”).  There is a gross misunderstanding concerning the true meaning of a truth guru. People think that the physical body of a person is a Guru (living human), where as the essence of the eternal truth is that the Complete Divine Light (“Puran Jyot Parkash”) is the Truth (“Sat”) portion of the person, which is the Guru part.  The Existing divine light (“Pargateyo Jyot”) part of the person is the truth (“Sat”) and that truth (“Sat”) is the Guru.  So in a most easy way to understand is that the truth (“Sat”) is the Guru and not the physical body of the person is the Guru.  The body is not the Guru but the supreme, divine, love filled truthful light (“Para Jyot”) enlightened in the physical body is the Guru.
 
Body  (“Deh”) or the physical body of a person comprises of five elements: air, water, earth, sky and fire.  And these five non-compatible elements are held together in the form of a physical body by the true command (“Hukum”) of timeless, eternal, love filled, dear, near, always near, without fear, Truth Lord (“Akal Purakh”), the life element, which is the divine light-divine power (“Jyot”).

This command (“ Hukum”) of eternal, dear, love filled Lord Of All Lords, Timeless Lord  (“Akal Purakh”) as presented in the Guru’s word (“Gurbani”) very clearly tells us the definition of a Truth Guru (“Satguru”).  In addition to this there are hundreds of stanzas in Guru’s word-wisdom  (“Gurbani”) which sing the glory (“mahima”) of Truth Guru (“Satguru”) , yet the false preaching by majority of the preachers completely ignores this command (“Hukum”) of eternal, dear, love filled, Lord Of All Lords, Timeless Lord (“Akal Purakh”)  given to us through the timeless, eternal, lovefilled, Words Of Timeless Lord Of All Lords (“Dhur Ki Bani”).  This kind of a false preaching amounts to dishonoring the words of the Truth Guru, Masters of Master (“Guru Sahibans”) and Timeless Lord of all Lords (“Akal Purakh”) and is a serious crime in God’s truth court (“Dargah”).  There is a gross misunderstanding concerning the true meaning of a truth guru. People think that the physical body of a person is a Guru (living human), where as the essence of the eternal truth is that the Complete Divine Light (“Puran Jyot Parkash”) is the Truth (“Sat”) portion of the person, which is the Guru part.  The Existing divine light (“Pargateyo Jyot”) part of the person is the truth (“Sat”) and that truth (“Sat”) is the Guru.  So in a most easy way to understand is that the truth (“Sat”) is the Guru and not the physical body of the person is the Guru.  The body is not the Guru but the supreme, divine, love filled truthful light (“Para Jyot”) enlightened in the physical body is the Guru.  Body  (“Deh”) or the physical body of a person comprises of five elements: air, water, earth, sky and fire.  And these five non-compatible elements are held together in the form of a physical body by the true command (“Hukum”) of timeless, eternal, love filled, dear, near, always near, without fear, Truth Lord (“Akal Purakh”), the life element, which is the divine light-divine power (“Jyot”).

 

 
Oh, Dear Body when Truth Lord installed divine light, then you came to this world 

(“Hey Sareera Meryaa Har Tudh Meh Jyot Rakhee Taa Tu Jug Mey Aayeaa”)
So the existence of the physical body of a person is due to the divine light (“Jyot”) and when this light (“Jyot”) becomes supreme divine light  (“Param Jyot”) then a permanent connection is formed with the Formless, Without Attributes Form (“Nirgun Form”)  Of   Timeless, Omnipresent, Lord (“Akal Purakh”) and basically it merges in the Formless Without Attributes (“Nirgun Saroop”), Lord Of All Lords, Timeless Lord  (“Akal Purakh”).  When this divine light  (“Jyot”) becomes supreme divine light  (“Param Jyot”) this becomes, truth form (“Sat Roop”) and this truth (“Sat”) becomes the Guru that is why it is written as Truth Guru (“SatGuru”)
 
When this happens due to a direct connection with the timeless, formless Lord of all Lords (“Akal Purakh”) at all the times then all the physical senses  (“Gyan Indrey”) of a person remain undistracted by the Mammon (“Maya”).  These five senses remain under the control of the supreme light (“Param Jyot”) and they don’t control the physical body of a person.  The control goes directly under the supreme light (“param Jyot”) , and all these five senses come under direct command (“hokum”) of Timeless, Formless, and Lord Of All Lords (“Akal Purakh”).  At this stage whatever a person speaks and does is nothing but the pure command (“Hukum”) of timeless-formless-lord of all lords (“Akal Purakh”).
 
Furthermore Guru’s divine word (“Gurbani”) says very clearly and distinctly that the love filled-true-devotion (“Bhagati”) cannot be done without the Truth Guru (“SatGuru”), salvation cannot be achieved without the Truth Guru (“Satguru”):
 
Without Truth Guru, No True-Love Filled Devotee;
(“Bin Satgur Bhagat Naa Hoyee;”)
 
Without Truth Guru, No Salvation;
(“Bin Satgur Mukt Naa Paaye;”)
 
Without Truth Guru, None found Him;
(“Bin Satgur Kinai Naa Paayeaa;”)
 
 Oh, Dear Truth Guru I am Nothing Without you;
(“Mere Satgura Mey tudh Bin Aur Naa Koi;”) 

As this is the Order-command (“Hukum”) from great, great, dear, love filled, beyond universal limit, Supreme Transcendental, Lord Of All Lords (“Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar”) then not following this divine command (“hokum”) is a serious violation – breach of a mandatory divine law (“Dargahi Kanoon”).
 
To explain it further the True Blessing (“GurParsad”) of remembrance of ambrosial-nectar-god’s name (“Naam Simran”) can only be obtained from a Truth-Guru (“Satguru”).
 
God’s Name, priceless jewel is with Truth-Guru;
(“Naam Amolak Rattan Hai Purey Satgur Paas;”)
 
God’s Ambrosial-Nectar, Name Is Obtained From Truth Guru;
(“Satgur Tey Naam Prapat Hoee;”)
 
Truth Guru has name within;
(“Satgur Vich Amrit Naam Hai;”)
 
The real love filled, selfless, devotion (“Bandgi”) starts only with the Guru’s Gift  (“GurParsad”) of Name (“Naam”) – One God Satnaam  (“Ik Onkar Satnaam”).  Without the grace of the Almighty nothing happens so Guru’s Priceless gift (“Gurparsad”) of Name (“Naam”) is the essential and key element in the process of doing journey in spirituality (“Bangi”)  and this Name (“Naam”) can only be given by a Complete, Truth Guru (“Puran SatGuru”).  
 
If there is no Truth Guru (“SatGuru”) then where will you get the Guru’s gift (“Gurparsad”) of Name (“Naam”), devotion and service, which are three essential mandatory divine elements for reaching the salvation? Some people will go to the Five Beloved  (“Panj Pyare”) (These are Humans who are baptized in Sikh traditions according to belief of Sikh masses) for Blessing of God’s Name (Naam Ki Daat”).  But since only a Complete, Truth Guru (“Puran Satguru”) can give the Blessing of Name (“Naam ki Daat”), then you only get the Sacred divine word, God’s Name (“Naam”), if the “Five beloved” (“Panj Pyare”) are complete, purified, God realized  souls (“Puran Khalsa”) and are at Supreme level (“Param Padvi”) merged in Timeless-Lord of all Lords  (“Akal Purakh”) and are Complete, Truth Guru (“Puran Satguru”).  That is why “Tenth King of all kings, Destroyer of all sins”(Tenth Truth Guru Gobind, Destroyer of sins) (“Dassam Patshah”) in said:
 

Complete Purified, Soul Being is My, Truth Guru

(“Khalsa Mera Satgur Pura”).  

If the “Five Beloved” (“Panj Pyare”) are not Complete-Purified-Being (“Puran Khalsa”) then it will be a serious mistake in the eye of the “Tenth, King of kings” (“Dasam Patshah ji”) to call them Five Beloved (“Panj Pyara”).   Only the soul who has complete, divine light  (“Puran Jyot Parkash”) inside the heart  (“Hirda”) is a Complete, Purified Soul Being .  Only the person who enjoys the eternal bliss of soul (“Atam Rus”) is the Complete, Purified, Soul Being  (“Puran Khalsa”)according to the Guru’s Word (“GurBani”) and “Tenth King of kings, Destroyer of all sins (“Dassam Patshah Ji”) words:
 
In whom Complete Supreme Divine Light Ignites is the Complete Purified Soul Being, Else Incomplete Impure Being
(“Puran Jyot Jagey Ghat Mey Tab Khalas, Tahi Nakhalas Janey”)
 
 One Who Knows Ambrosial Soul Nectar, Is Complete Purified Soul Being;
(“Atam Rus Jeh Jaanye So Hi Khalas Dev”);

Inner soul Nectar  (“Atam Rus”) is the highest Nectar (“Amrit’) and is available to only a Complete, Purified Soul  Being (“Puran Khalsa”) a Complete knower of universal wisdom (“Puran BarhamGyani”)
 
Inner Soul Nectar Is, With Complete Knower Of Universal Wisdom;
(“Atum Rus Braham Gyani Cheena”);

Anything less than that is not a complete, purified, soul being (“Khalsa”) and doesn’t qualify to be called as a “Five Beloved” (“Panj Pyara”) and is not authorized to baptize (Give “Amrit”)  Holy congregation (“sangat”) nor authorized to give ambrosial nectar , divine God’s divine name (“Naam”), to the Holy congregation (“Sangat”).    If the “Five Beloved” (‘Panj Pyara”) is a ,complete purified soul being  (“Khalsa”)then it is possible to get Blessing of, God’s Name (“Naam Ki Daat”), from them. 
 
There is another argument that the Guru is only great, great, dear lovable Guru “Granth” (“Dhan Dhan Guru Granth Sahib Ji”)  (Holy book) and we should bow only to the great, great, dear lovable, Guru “Granth”(“Dhan Dhan Guru Granth Sahib Ji”) (Holy Book).  Firstly, wherever there is an argument there is no communication, the argument results in a difference of opinion, argument results in no results, argument results in miscommunication and quarrel, so whenever there is a question in our mind we should turn ourselves to the Guru’s word wisdom (“GurBani”) and seeks an answer from the Guru’s word (‘GurBani’).      There is no doubt that Guru’s word (‘GurBani’) is Guru:
 
Word is Guru, Guru is Word, In Word All Ambrosial Nectars;
(“Bani Guru Guru Hai Bani Vich Bani Amrit Sarey”);
 
Holy Book Is Place Of God;
(“Pothi Parmeshar ka Thaan”)
 
Wondrous, wondrous, Word Is Formless;
(“Vahoo, Vahoo Bani Nirankar Hai”);
 
Guru’s word (“GurBani”) is the Wisdom, Knowledge form (‘Gyan Swaroop’) of, Formless Eternal Timeless Lord Of All Lords (“Akal Purakh”).  It is the word of Timeless Lord (“Akal Purakh”)  Guru’s Word  (“GurBani”)tells us to bow before a Saint (“Sant”):
 
 Do Countless Prostrations at feet of Saint withfolded palms is a big virtue.
(“Kar Sadhu Anjali Punn Wadda Hai Kar Dandaut Punn Wadda Hai”);
 
Countless times my head is at feet of saints, countless prostrations at feet of saints;
(“Santeh Charan mathaa Mero Paut Anik Baar Santeh Dandaut”);

 Seeing the Guru’s disciple’s, I live by bowing at their feet;
(“Jo Jo Disey Gursikhraa Tis Niv Niv Lagoon Paaye Jeeoo”);

Guru’s word wisdom(“GurBani”) has given us the definition and role of a Truth Guru (“SatGuru”) in our life.  Guru’s word (“GurBani”) has given us the definition of a, Complete knower of universal wisdom (“Brahm Gyani’), a Saint (“Sant’), a true good being (“Sadh”) in our spiritual life.  It tells us that only such souls who are a Complete Saint (“Puran Sant”), a Complete knower of universal wisdom (“ Puran Braham Gyani”), a Truth Guru (“SatGuru”), a True good being (“Sadh”) can help us in our journey back to the Almighty, so why should we not bow to such souls who are a complete, purified soul being (“Puran Khalsa”) a complete knower of universal wisdom (“Puran Braham Gyani’), a complete Saint (“Puran Sant”),  a Truth Guru (“SatGuru”), a True good being (“Sadh”) ?
 
The key to the success is in listening, accepting and doing Guru’s word wisdom and not living in this illusion of not bowing before a Saint (“Sant”), a complete knower of universal wisdom (“Braham Gyani”), a true good being (“Sadh”), a Truth Guru  (“Satguru”) and earning the words of such an entity, taking Ambrosial nectar  (“Amrit”) from such an entity and marching ahead on the path to God’s Truth Court (“SachKhand”).
 
Guru’s word wisdom  (“ GurBani’) tells us that there is no difference between a Saint  (“Sant”) and Timeless lovable Lord of Lords (“Akal Purakh”):
 
“Ram”(Given name to God as” Ram”)& Saint both are one;
(“Ram Sant Doheyn Ek Hain”);
 
 
There is no difference between “Har”(Name given to God as “Har”) & “Har’s people;
 
(“Har Jan Har Anter Nahin”);
 
Both God & his devotee are one;
(“Har Har Jan Doheyn Ek Hain”);
 
 
There is no difference between a True Good being and Timeless lovable lord of all lords:
 
Oh “Nanak”(Name of First Sikh Truth Guru), there no difference between Almighty & the True good being;

(“Nanak Sadh Prabh Bhed Naa Bhai;”) 

True Good being’s praise is far more than three attributes (of world “SAT’ , “Tamoo”&” Rajoo”)
(“Sadh Ki Upma Trehu Gun Tey Door”);
 
 
 Glory of a True good being do not have any end;
(“Sadh Ki Sobha Kaa Nahin Ant”;)
 Always, Glory of a True Good being, have no end;
(“Sadh Ki Sobha Kaa Nahin Ant”);
 Glory of True Good Being is always Limitless;
(“Sadh Ki Sobha Sada Beyant”);
 
 
 
“Braham Gyani “ (Complete knower of universal wisdom )is a living God on earth:
 
 
 “Nanak” , Complete knower of universal wisdom (“Braham gyani”),himself is supreme Lord;
(“Nanak Braham Gyani Aap Parmeysur”);
 
 
 
 “Braham Gyani”(complete knower of universal wisdom) is Supreme complete writer of destiny;
(“Braham Gyani Puran Purakh Vidhata”);
 
“Braham Gyani”(Complete knower of universal wisdom), Himself is Formless;
(“Braham Gyani Aap Nirankaraa”);
 
There is no difference between a Truth Guru  (“SatGuru”) and Timeless Being (“Akal Purakh”):
 
Wondrous, wondrous Truth Guru is Formless;
(“Vaho Vaho Satgur Nirankaar Hai”);

 “Nanak”, Truth Guru is Supreme in all;
(“Satgur Nanak Sabh tey Wadda”);

 And if this is the divine command (“Hukum”) of Timeless Lord of all Lords  (“Akal Purakh”) written in the word of Eternity (“Dhur Ki Bani’)) then is it not a very serious illusion to believe that there is nothing known as a living Truth Guru (“Satguru”), a “Braham Gyani”(complete knower of universal wisdom), a Saint (“Sant”), a True Good Being (“ Sadh”), and we should not bow to such entities?
 
The hard fact and mandatory divine law (“Hukum”) is that only a Saint (“Sant”), a True Good Being (“Sadh”), a (“Braham Gyani”) complete Knower of Universal Wisdom , a Complete purified Being (“Khalsa”), a Truth Guru (“Satguru”) can help us in meeting our spiritual goals and we should all believe in this and follow the Guru’s word wisdom (“GurBani”) with belief, commitment, faith, trust, devotion and love in order to reach the Almighty.
 
Another very important point worth mentioning here, is that once we have pronounced that Guru “Granth Sahib” is the Guru then we must earn its words, then we must listen to the Guru’s word wisdom (“GurBani”), accept the Guru’s word (“GurBani”) and do as the Guru’s divine word (“GurBani”) tells us to do, if we don’t practice Guru’s word wisdom (“GurBani’) then we are cheating or deceiving the Guru, which amounts to turning back to the Guru (“Bemukh”).  If we don’t practice the Guru’s wisdom (“GurBani”) then we have not accepted the Guru in the real sense, we are living in hypocrisy. If we are living and performing under the influence of mammon (“Maya”) and  under influence of five thieves (“Panj Doots”) hopes (“Asa”), Inner Desire (“Mansa”), lust of desires (“Trishna”)  then these things are our Guru and not Guru’s word wisdom (“GurBani’), Guru’s word (“GurBani’) will become our Guru only if we practice Guru’s word (“GurBani”) wisdom.  Guru’s divine wisdom  (“GurBani”)will become our Guru only when we do Guru’s wisdom (“GurBani”) and become what Guru’s word  (“GurBani”) tells us to become.  Otherwise we are just living in the darkness of this most serious and damaging illusion.  This is the reason why most people not make any progress in the spirituality.