There is a gross misunderstanding among the masses concerning what is the God’s Divine Name(“Naam”), or what God’s Divine Name(“Naam”) means, or how and where the God’s Divine Name (“Naam”)can be obtained and what God’s Divine Name(“Naam”) should be used for meditation. The reason behind this situation is a result of the preaching practices used globally by the modern day preachers. This is another problem that has cropped up in the last 300 years after great, great, dear, lovable Tenth King of Kings, whereas in the times of the Guru King of Kings, only the Gurus were the preachers, or the ones who were blessed with the universal wisdom(“Braham Gyan”) were the preachers, anybody could not become a preacher, only the ones who were blessed by the Truth Guru(“SatGuru”) and achieved the Universal wisdom (“BrahamGyan”)with divine, kind blessing of Guru, were the ones who were authorized by the Gurus to preach. This means that only a, Complete Knower of Universal wisdom (“BrahamGyani”) can preach, the one who has the ultimate– universal wisdom( “Puran Braham Gyan”) and have completed His spiritual journey and reached the supreme state (“Param Padvi”)can preach because He has the God’s Divine Name(“Naam”) and only such a soul who has the God’s Divine Name(“Naam”)can give God’s Divine Name(“Naam”) to the Congregation (“sangat”) and preach: In Truth Guru, God’s Divine Name is Found; God’s Divine Name is priceless jewel, with complete Truth Guru; Except Saints no one can give; Saint make you preach God’s Divine Name; so the one who is a Saint, a Complete Knower of Universal Wisdom (“BrahamGyani”), a Complete Purified Being(“Khalsa”), a Truth Guru(“Satguru”) can only give God’s Divine Name (“Naam”)and nobody else can do so. 
 
The next question is what is God’s Divine Name (‘Naam”).  If you look more at Guru’s word(”Gurbani”) there is a lot more that explains the Glorious praise of God’s Divine Name(“Naam”) as follows.
 
 “SATNAAM TERA PARA PURABLAA”
God’s Divine Name Truth Name is older than beginning.

Great,great,dear love filled, beyond universal limits Supreme Transcendental Lord (”Paar Braham Parmeshwar”) is "SAIBHUNG", which means He is the Creator of Himself, He is a Self Creator – One who has created himself (“Jisne Apni Sajna Aap Kiti Hai”), Self lighted –(“ Apne Sahare Aap Parkashmaan Hai “) Doesn’t require any support.  Timeless Being-beyond universal limits Supreme Transcendental Lord(“Akal Purakh – Paar Braham Parmeshwar” )first created Himself and then gave a God’s Divine Name(‘Naam”) to Himself:

HE CREATED HIMSELF & NAMED HIMSELF
(”AAPINE AAP SAAJYEO AAPEE NE RACHYEO NAO “)


When did He create Himself, is a question which is not answerable, however, according to the  Guru’s word(“GurBani”) great,great,dear,love filled ,beyond universal limits Supreme Transcendental Lord of all Lords (“Paar Braham Parmeshwar”) is beyond time and space, He is infinite, has no boundaries, no limits (“Agam, Anant, Apaar and Beant”). It is not possible for any human being to make an estimate, or for that matter even attempt to make an estimate of His capacity – His infinity, boundries, limits, ends (“Agamtaa, Ananttaa, Apaartaa and Beanttaa”).

 

PRICE OF DOER CANNOT BE DONE

(“KARTE KI MIT KI JANEY KIA”)
 

In the  Divine Step (“Mangla Charan”) of “Jap Ji Sahib”, the time of Self Creation is defined as Primal Age-Truth in Primal beginning, Truth in every age( “Aad Jugaad – Aad Sach Jugaad Sach”). Therefore, the time of Self Creation can only be said as Primal Age(“Aad Jugaad”), which also means Oldest one (“Para Purblaa”). So Almighty(”Paar Braham Parmeshwar”)  created Himself first and then gave a  Divine Name (“Naam”)to Himself – and what was this  Divine Name(“Naam”) ? If we search the divine knowledge – (“Braham Gyaan”) of Timeless Lord (“Akal Purakh”) – great, great, dear, lovable Guru “Granth” king of kings, then we learn that this Primal (“Aad Jugaadi”) and Before beginning of time (“Para Purablaa”) God’s Divine Name (“Naam”) is Truth Name “SATNAAM”:

MANY DIVINE NAMES ARE RECITED WITH TONGUE FOR YOUR QUALITY:”SATNAAM” TRUTH NAME IS YOURS BEFORE BEGINNING OF TIME.
KIRTAM NAAM KATHE TERE JIHVAA SATNAAM TERA PARA PURABLA A”

According to “Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha”, Truth Name (“SATNAAM”) is the Original (“Mool”) Mantra of  Guru’s divine wisdom (“GURMAT”).Truth Name (“SATNAAM “)is the pious God’s Divine Name(“NAAM”) of Timeless Being – beyond universal limits Supreme Transcendental Lord of all Lords (“Akal Purakh – Paar Braham Parmeshwar”). In the Divine Wisdom Form (“Gyaan Saroop”) of Timeless Being (“Akal Purakh”) – great,great,dear,lovable, Guru “Granth “King of kings, Original (“Mool”) Mantra, Seed (“Beej”) Mantra or  Great (“Maha”) Mantra has been defined as Truth Name (“SATNAAM”) only. Guru Ram Dass Ji has urged the Congregation “(in Dhanasri Raag)” to recite – do remembrance (“Simran”) – of Primal Aged –Before beginning of time  divine name of great,great,dear,love filled ,beyond universal limits Supreme Transcendental Lord of all Lords-Truth Name only.
(“ Aad Jugadi – Para Purblaa Naam of Akal Purakh – SATNAAM”) only:

 
GIVER OF ALL JOYS FULFILLER OF EVERY WISH, GOD (“HAR”), CONTROLS THE COW WHO FULFILLS EVERY WISH (“KAMDHENA”)
(“ICHCHA POORAK SARAB SUKH DATAA HAR JAKE VAS HAI KAAM DHENA”)
 
SO MY HEART MEDITATE ON GOD (“HAR”) BY WHOSE VIRTUE MIND IS FILLED WITH JOY.
(”SO AISA HAR DHYAYIE MERE JIAREY TAA SARABH SUKH PAWE MERE MANAN”)

MIND KEEP ON RECITING TRUTH NAME (“SATNAAM”) ALWAYS TRUTH NAME (“SATNAAM”)
(“JAP MAN SATNAAM SADA SATNAAM”)
 
EVERYTIME IN EVERY SITUATION FACE KEEPS ON BRIGHTENING
(”HALAT PALAT MUKH UJJAL HOI HAI”)

DAILY MEDITATE ON OMNIPRESENT BEING -UN MANIFESTED LORD.
(“NIT DHYAIYE HAR PURAKH NIRANJNA”)

Great, great, dear, love filled Guru “Ram Dass Ji” is urging the mind to concentrate on the God’s Divine Name (“NAAM”)Truth Name (”SATNAAM”), and by doing so – reciting Truth Name  – (“SATNAAM SIMRAN”), the soul will be able to reach the Ultimate – complete happiness – complete silence, both here in the current life and after the life ends. In another Verse (“Shalok”) Guru “Ram Dass Ji” has explained that Truth Name (“SATNAAM”) is – Fearless (“NIRBHAO”) – One who does not have any fear, One who is without fear, One who is does not fears anyone (“Jis Nu Koi Bhau Nahi Hai, Jo Nidar Hai, Jis Nu Kise Da Koi Dar Nahin Hai “)- Rest everything is fearful, the entire universe is in fear (“ Baki Sabh Shrishti Bhau Vich Hai”), He is the only one who is free from all the ties ( “Jo Sare Bandhana Tu Mukt HaI”), no shape (“NIRANKAAR”) -and according to the Original (“Mool”) Mantra these two qualities belong to great, great, dear ,love, Timeless Lord- beyond universal limits, Supreme Transcendental Lord of all Lords (”Shri Akal Purakh – Paar Braham Parmeshwar”) only:

FEARLESS, FORMLESS, TRUTH NAME (“SATNAAM”)

(”NIRBHAO NIRANKAAR SATNAAM”)

”Bhai Gurdass Ji” has also thanked Guru “Nanak Dev” King of Kings for His contribution of Truth Name (“SATNAAM”), for bringing Original (“Mool”) Mantra on this earth from the God’s Divine Court (“Dargah”), in his “vaars” (First “Vaar” First “Pauri”), Truth Name (“SATNAAM”) can help us come out of the cycle of life and death and we can achieve salvation – (“Jivan Mukti”).

 
FOLDED PALM PROSTRATION TO LORD GURU WHO RECITED TRUTH MANTRA,
(
NAMASKAAR GURDEV KO SATNAAM  JIS MANTRA SUNAYEA”)
 
WHO SAVED ME FROM SEA OF FIFTH AND MADE ME TO SETTLE IN FREE MATERIAL.
(”BHAVJAL VECHON KADH KE MUKT PDARATH MAHI SMAYEA”)

Fifth King of kings (“Pancham Patshah”) “Shri Guru Arjun Dev Ji “ has very clearly explained in 16th “Ashtpadi “of Prayer of peace (“Sukhmani”) that beyond universal limits, Lord of all Lords Supreme transcendental Lord (“Paar Braham Parmeshwar”) has no shape, sign or color, He is beyond these three attributes of Mammon (“Maya”). This means anything that has a shape, sign and color is the Mammon (“Maya”). His Divine Name (“NAAM”) is TRUTH (“SATNAAM”), and only that person will be given His Divine Name (‘NAAM”) – TRUTH (“SATNAAM”), who is blessed by Him with His Grace (“Kirpa”), and only on whom He will be pleased.

NO SHAPE,NO  COLOR,NO SIZE,ALMIGHTY IS BEYOND ALL THREE QUALITIES ,
(”ROOP NAA RANG NAA REKH KICHU, TRAI GUN TE PRABH BHINN”)
 
 
OH, NANAK ONLY ONE CAN KNOW ON WHOM HE BECOMES GRACEFULLY HAPPY.
(”TISE BHUJAYE NANKAA JIS HOWE SUPARSANN”)

 God Named Truth (”SATNAAM”) is the priceless diamond, it is such a unique jewel whose price can’t be determined, because there is no price for the God’s Divine Name (“NAAM”) it is infinite. This priceless diamond is planted and instituted by Timeless Lord (”Akal Purakh”) Himself in the heart of a Supreme Seated Knower of Universal Wisdom (“Param Padvi Braham Gyani”) Forever God’s Forever Bride (“Sada Suhagan”) through the  God’s own divine ceremony (“Dargahi Sajnaa”). Such an enlightened soul is then filled with all the divine and spiritual powers and then decorated by the Timeless Lord (“Akal Purakh”) as a Complete (“Puran”) Truth Guru in His Divine Court (“Dargah”). At such an elevated level of spirituality Quality Less Form (“Nirgun”) and All Quality Form (“Sargun”) becomes one, where both the ends (“Nirgun” and “Sargun”) are tied together, and there remains no difference between the worshipper (“Bhagat”) and beyond universal limits Supreme Transcendental Being (“Paar Braham”). Such Supreme State (“Parm Padvi”) great souls are omnipresent like God Himself. Only such a Complete “Puran” Truth Guru is authorized by Almighty (“Paar Braham”) to give blessed gift of God’s Divine Name(“NAAM”) to the Congregation – Truth Guru gives  wealth of God’s divine name to disciple (“Satgur Sikh Ko  Naam Dhan De”). When such a person with Guru’s eternal lovely blessed, blessed graceful grace puts His hand on the forehead and blesses anyone with God’s Divine Name -SAT NAAM, then all the doors (“Bazzar Kapaat”) of such a lucky individual are opened, and God’s Divine Name gets planted in the mind and heart. Such human beings are considered very lucky –  Sight of “knower of Universal wisdom” is big fortune ,Always sacrifice to him.(”Braham Gyani Ka Daras Wadbhagee Paayie, Braham Gyani Ko Bal Bal Jaayie”) – and they very easily complete their spiritual pilgrimage under the  divine ,blessed ,blessed ,lovable, Umbrella (“Chattar”) and blessings of such a soul.
 

GOD’S DIVINE AMBROSIAL NECTAR NAME IS WITH COMPLETE TRUTH GURU
(”NAAM AMOLAK RATTAN HAI PURE SATGUR PAAS”)
 
TRUTH GURU GIVES LIGHT OF GOD’S NAME TO ONE WHO SERVES HIM.
 (”SATGUR SEVE LAGYEA KADH RATTAN DEVE PARGAAS”)

This- priceless diamond ”Anmolak Rattan”  – SATGOD’S DIVINE NAME was planted in Guru Nanak King of kings ‘s Heart center (“ Hirda”) by Timeless Lord (“ Akal Purakh”) through  his divine Court’s divine ceremony (“Dargahi Saajnaa”) , then Guru “Nanak” King of kings  planted this priceless diamond in Guru “Angad” King of kings heart center , and then Guru” Angad” King of kings planted Truth Name (“SATNAAM” )in Guru “Ram Dass” king of kings’s heart center  and so on this priceless diamond went all the way to Tenth King of Kings (“Dassam Patshah”), making each one of them a Compltet (“Puran”) Truth Guru – a Complete Knower of Universal wisdom- decorating all of them with  Supreme Seat (“Param Padvi”). “Mathra Bhutt” felt this priceless diamond – Truth God’s Name (“SATNAAM”) in Guru “Ram Dass” King of kings heart center  and wrote:

DEAR, GREAT, LOVEFILLED, ONLY DOER TRUTH GOD’S NAME RESIDES IN HEART OF GURU “RAMDASS” KING OF KINGS,
(”SHREE SATNAAM  KARTA PURAKH GURU RAM DASS CHITHI VASSEH “)
 

Beyond universal limits, great, great, always love & Truth, Supreme, Transcendental, Lord of All Lords (“Paar Braham’s”)  ,Before beginning of Time (“Para Purblaa”) God’s Divine Name (“NAAM”)- “SATNAAM” the treasure of all and complete happiness and peace. “SATNAAM” is  Guru’s  divine blessed, blessed  gift (“Gurparsadi”), and is given only by a Complete (“Puran”) Truth Guru, Complete (“Puran Sant”) and a Complete Knower of Universal wisdom  Great Being (“Maha Purakh”). The “Gurparsadi” God’s Divine Name obtained from such an enlightened soul only can bring peace, calmness, contentment, commitment and belief in the mind of a person and opens all the doors – “Bazzar Kapaat”, puts him on to the way to salvation, otherwise no matter whatever we do to gain spirituality, nothing happens. This is the reason why most people remain frustrated and stay in Realm of religion (“Dharam Khand”) and below it for ages together.

GOD NAMED TRUTH GIVES PEACE, TRUE FAITH OH NANAK IS OBTAINED FROM GURU
(”SAT NAAM PRABH KAA SUKH DAEE, VISHVAAS SAT NANAK GUR TE PAYEE”)

Most of the preachers preach the Guru mantra   Word (“Shabad”) Wondrous Guru ( “Vaheguru” )to the masses. Divine love filled Word (“ Shabad”) “Wondrous Guru” ( “Vaheguru”) signifies the Glorious praise of Timeless Lord of All (“Akal Purakh”), it signifies the Glorious praise of the God’s Divine Name – “SATNAAM”,  Love word (“Shabad”) Wondrous Guru  (“Vaheguru”) is not the God’s Divine Name by itself, it is the praise of God’s Divine Name – Truth “SATNAAM”. Great  ,great ,dear ,lovable ,Brother of All, “Gurdass” (“Bhai Gurdaas Ji”) have given it the noun of Guru mantra:  “Wondrous Guru” is Divine ,Blessed ,always lovable ,Eternal Guru’s Mantra ,whose recitation one loses Ego; (“Vaheguru Gur Mantra Hai Jap Haumai Khoyee”); but nowhere in  Guru’s word (“Shabad”) “Vaheguru” have been signified or described as God’s Divine Name.

 

Death’s pen and command are in Your hands. Tell me, who can erase it? “Shiva” and “Brahma” yearn to enshrine Your spiritual wisdom in their hearts.
(“kaal kalam hukam haath kahhu ka-un mayt sakai,ees bamm-yu ga-yaan Dhayaan Dharat hee-ai chaahi jee-o.”)
 
You are forever True, the Home of Excellence, the Primal Supreme Being. Wondrous Guru, Wondrous Guru, Wondrous Guru, Wondrous Always. ||1||6||
(“sat saach saree nivaas aad purakh sadaa tuhee ,vaahiguroo vaahiguroo vaahiguroo vaahi jee-o”). (Page 1402)

The “Bhatts”(Devotees of loving Lord who used to sung praises of Truth Guru & Truth Lord and used to wander from one place to other at the time of Sikh Truth Gurus) have sung the Glorious praise of great, great ,dear, love filled fourth King of kings Guru “Ram Dass” (“Dhan Dhan Chauthee Patshahi Shri Guru Ram Dass Ji”) in their Eternal divine poems (“Bani”). When the “Bhatts” went to have Pleasurable, bliss full sight (“Darshan “)of  great, great, dear, love filled Guru “Ram Dass “  (“Dhan Dhan Guru Ram Dass Ji”) they had certain imaginations about the  form (“Roop”) of God in their mind, and by the eternal blessings of great, great, dear lovefilled ,beyond universal limits ,Supreme, Transcendental Lord of all Lords  (“Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar”) and Great,great,dear,lovable, Guru “Ram Dass” (“Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Ram Dass Ji”), these “Bhatts” were able to see Great ,great,dear,lovefilled Guru “Ram Dass” (“Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Ram Dass Ji”) in the same form (“Roop”) (“Krishan”, “Vithal” or whatever they had in mind). At this point they uttered these words in praise of great, great, dear, love filled Guru “Ram Dass”, King of kings (“Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Ram Dass JI”). Let us look at the meaning of these divine words, in which the “Bhatts” have described the Glorious praise of great, great, dear, lovefilled, always lovable, forever love Guru “Ram Dass” always king of kings  (“Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Ram Dass JI”):
 
The Guru is so great that the time and space is under His control, nobody can abolish Guru’s eternal divine truth command (“Hukam”), even “Shiva” ( Name of Lord of destruction in Hinduism  ) and “Brahama” (Name  of Lord of Creation –Creator lord in Hinduism)  long for adopting the divine knowledge  (“Braham Gyan”) of the Great ,great ,lovable ,love Truth, always & forever Truth, Guru (“Dhan Dhan Guru”) because they want to become like Him,  the Guru is beyond comprehension of a common person, He is strange, His deeds are very surprising, He can do wonders with His spiritual powers, He is completely truthful, He is Truth Himself, He serves the Truth – and what is the Truth – Great, great, always great , love filled  love ,pure ,beyond universal limits ,Supreme, Transcendental Lord of all Lords (“Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar”), He is absolutely Stable, Maya lives under the feet  (“Charans”) of the Guru, the Guru is the “Being Beyond Time”  (“Aad Purakh”)  – God Himself, and is always indestructible, the Guru can never be distracted, means He has won over  five Thieves (“Panj Doots”), Hopes (“Asa”), Deep Desires (“Trishna”), Inner Desires (“Mansha”), He is the one who has won over His mind. And so the word  (“Shabad”) Wondrous Guru (“Vaahi Guru”)– means the appreciation of such qualities of the Guru which make Him no different than the Almighty Himself as explained by the “Bhatts” in praise of great, great, dear, always lovable, king of kings, Truth Guru “Ram Dass”  (“Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Ram Dass Ji”), because the Guru is His form  (“Roop”), there remains no difference between the Guru and Time Less  Lord of all Lords (“Akal Purakh”). Therefore, the word  (“Shabad”) Wondrous Guru (“Vaahi Guru”) has been sung in praise of  Always Greatest ,dear, near, love filled ,lovable King of kings Guru “Ram Dass” (“Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Ram Dass Ji”), and the praise of the Guru is same as praising the Almighty, because there is no difference between the Guru and God, and also the Almighty loves the Glorious praise of His  Lovable ,always Truth, always selfless ,Devotees (“Bhagats”). The word (“Shabad”) “Vaahi” means super, great, surprising, enlightening, enjoying, eternal, highlights all the divine qualities of the soul, and the word Guru pertains to great, great, dear, love filled, always blissful Guru King of kings, Truth Guru “Ram Dass “ (“Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Ram Dass Ji”), who was a Complete (“Puran”) Saint Truth Guru, a Complete Knower of Universal Wisdom, a living God on this earth.