Is the house of Nanak different from other religions?
Let’s understand this first. The house of Guru Nanak is Sachkhand – not any different from the house of other Gurus or Brahmgianis – regardless of the caste, creed, colour or the faith. All faiths or religions merge in Sachkhand (like all rivers merge in the ocean eventually) if followed truly.
In God’s court there is no difference between Gurus and the Bhagats. In God’s court we don’t have any external uniform. Only those will reach there who’s deeds are great. We have to become jivan mukt (liberated) before our soul leaves our body. We have to become the lowest of the lowest on this Earth to become the highest of the highest in God’s court. We have to serve all. Because there is only God in all and it is all in One God.
Just continue and become jivan mukt then you also be a true sant in the heart. If we are not becoming God’s servant then we are wasting our life. Do Truth and Do Service to everyone. Then we are doing Sikhi.
We have to get knowledge from the Guru oF God’s Knowledge the Gyan Guru Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and reach upto wisdom and become Akal Purakh’s dog then we are Khalsa otherwise we are Nikhalas – not Khalsa.
Isn’t SGGS Ji relevant today – why do you need a living Sant Satguru?
We should be looking up to Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji for answers to all of our questions. The SGGS Ji itself was compiled in the past for all of us to follow for everyday guidance in complete (not only limited to spirituality). It cannot be classified as “has been”, rather it is a total truth and it prevails through all ages. Is it a thing of past for us now? Only if we just bow in front of it and worship it as a stone. It is only relevant if we read it and understand it and surrender our lives to becoming what it says.
What does SGGS Ji say? It urges us to bow to the feet of the Saints or Brahmgyanis, who have revealed Him and are one on one with Him all the time. This is in fact an Honor to His Saints. When we do so, we are in fact Honouring the Almighty within the Saints. The Lord Himself praises and serves His saints.
The Lord bestows glorious greatness on His devotees,the thirsty, and the humble souls.
He reveals Himself, unto those whom He blesses with His Grace.
We have to serve the saints and by no means, we should engage in body worship. The fifth Guru Arjun Dev Ji sent Mata Ganga Ji to Baba Buddha Ji, a brahmgyani mahapurash for the blessings of a child. Mata Ji did so in a very humble manner by walking bare footed and bowed to Baba ji’s feet. Baba ji (jaani-jaan) was all aware of what’s in Mata Ji’s mind. He blessed The Fifth Guru’s house with a son, the sixth Guru –Hargobind Sahib ji. It is our Gurus who always honoured the Saints / Brahmgyanis. The Lord Himself does it so. Why should we not honouring and serving the saints if Lord and our Gurus did it?
In fact, this is where the Lord is (in the brahmgyanis) and they are His custodians to serve the humanity. On the other hand, like the Lord Himself, his Puran saints are “Atal”. “Atal” means the one that does not become more or less. Doing any praise of them does not make them any greater, as they already are absorbed in the greatest. And slandering them doesn not make them any less than they actually are.
Can Gurparsadi Naam be given by a living person – Isn’t God alone the Giver of Grace?
Wasn’t Bhai Lehna blessed with the Gurparsadi Naam by Guru Nanak Dev ji? Why did he need grace of a Living Guru – Guru Nanak? The Lord was there for him even before he met Guru Nanak Dev Ji. This is
because he was destined for a Gurparsadi Naam only through Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Shalok, Fifth Mehl:
As I have heard of the True Guru, so I have seen Him.
He re-unites the separated ones with God; He is the Mediator at the Court of the Lord.
He implants the Mantra of the Lord’s Name, and eradicates the illness of egotism.
O Nanak, he alone meets the True Guru, who has such union pre-ordained. ||1||
Did Gurparsadi Naam not go on through other Gurus the same way? Why did Bhagat Kabir Ji, Bhagat Pipa, Bhagat Sain and others went up to a Living Guru – Bhagat Rama Nand Ji?
The True Guru gives His Sikh the wealth of the Naam.
Now, the fifth Satguru Arjun Dev Ji sent Mata Ganga to a Brahmgyani –Sat-Ram Das Baba Buddha ji for blessings of a son. Was the Guru out of line here in seeking for the blessings of a brahmgyani? Absolutely not. The fifth Guru family was destined without a son. It is His Sat-Ram Das Baba Buddha Ji who blessed the Guru-Ghar, when Mata ji went to seek for his blessings in a extremely humble manner. Gurbani says:
The devotee can release anyone from my bondage, but I cannot release anyone from his. The
The brahmgyanis can change the destiny over and above what Lord has written for us. On the other hand, the Lord declines to change the blissful deeds of a saint.
The Saints hold the key to it in their hands. ||2||
The Saints are my all-powerful Support;
the Saints are my ornament and decoration. ||1||
The fifth Guru-family respectfully bowed in front of a Brahmgyani for his blessing. Are we common sikhs (trapped in Maya with our own manmat) superior to the Gurus, and would not do what our Gurus did? If we don’t, then we are planting seeds for nothing else but the hell- house of devil.
God is everywhere. This is absolutely true and we need the blessings to realize this. Why do we go to Gurdwaras? Why do we bow in front of SGGS Ji? There must be good reasons to do so. The SGGS Ji represents the Brahmgyan – Dhur ki Bani – that came through the tongues of Gurus and Bhagats. The Lord does not have a physical body or a color or a creed. He is beyond cycle of death and birth. How does he communicate or how will he? He conveys his wisdom and message through his saints, prophets like Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Buddha, Mahavir Jain, Krishna, Guru Nanak, and other Gurus and brahmgyanis. Can we deny it?
The Saint only keeps the company of the Supreme Lord.
The Supreme Lord God dwells in the hearts of the Holy
Why does a religion start with the blessings a saint or a prophet under His will?
In the Society of the Saints, I see God deep within my being.
God’s Name is sweet to me.
The God-conscious being is the Creator of all the world.
When you question the need for Saints you are denouncing the Lord, SGGS Ji – His true wisdom, the Gurus the Bhagats and the Brahmgyanis. Is Sukhmani Sahib incorrect when it praises the enlightened souls (pargatyo jyotes) – brahmgyanis, sadhs, sants?
One whose mind is a home for the Supreme Lord God
– his name is Sat Ram Das, the servant of the God of Truth..
A Brahmgiani, is a living God Himself on the earth, and Akal Purakh resides in His Hirda – He is completely absorbed and united with the Almighty, there is no difference between Paar Braham and a Puran Satguru.
O Nanak, the God-conscious being is Himself the Supreme Lord God. ||6||
The individual who cannot appericiate the grace of Sat-Ram Das or Brahmgyanis – Lord’s Pargatyo Jyotes has already forefeited his bhagti. The SGGS Ji. clearly defines a “Satguru”, and how he blesses in a living form.
The one who knows the True Lord God, is called the True Guru.
In His Company, the Sikh is saved, O Nanak, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||1||
The Lord is everywhere all the time. Why did Baba Makhan Shah Lobana look for the ninth Guru? There must be a great need for the Guru. Remember, all this happens under His total will. The Almighty sends his special sons – Brahmgyanis, Prophets, from time to time for a reason. He is going to keep on doing this forever.
In each and every age, He creates His devotees and preserves their honor, O Lord King.
We need to acknowledge Him and His embodiment – Sants and Brahmgyanis. Furthermore, we are blessed if we find one such saint. SGGS Ji says we ought to surrender ourselves (manmat) to serve them. They are absorbed in Him and can give us the true wisdom in a very simplistic manner. When we go to the company of a Sat-Ram Das, we cannot simply be selective for our own selfish desires. We do not
stop with an incomplete knowledge and trap ourselves in the wicked ego. In doing so, we fall into the same trap that 330 Million gods and goddesses fell into (teti crore devtas).
Yet, these gods probably did not slander anyone. We need to go along the total journey. It will not be complete if you turn your back on a Gurparsadi Naam.
Without the True Guru, the self-willed manmukhs do not find liberation;they wander around like lunatics.
If you start slandering the saints, then you dig yourself a deep hole of mental sickness. Once again, He preserves the Honour of His beloved Saints. All the slandering of Sant Satguru Baba Ji has not affected him a bit, yet he is glorified even more with his ever luminous face. SGGS Ji clarifies –
One who slanders the Saints, O Nanak, shall be reincarnated over and over again. ||1||
Furthermore, even not believing that a Sant is the way to God you have failed to understand the total path of Truth. And just by going against the Truth, your bhagti is still forefeited. This advice is still a blessing to help you and others.
We are conveying the message of truth per SGGS Ji and nothing else. We are tasting the amrit – ambrosial nectar (naam-khumari) with the blessings of Sant-Satguru Baba ji, and the grace of the Lord. Baba Ji asks everyone to chant Lord’s name “Satnaam”. When we say Dhan Dhan Parbrahm Parmeshar, we mean it with luminous faces. If there is any bit of falsehood in what we are doing here, then the Lord within us will not glow our faces, rather He would darken us. You can see it for yourself.
A brahmgyani is beyond what words can describe in any Dharam or Puran, Kuran, Ved Kateb, or even SGGS Ji . The SGGS Ji clearly says so (the absolute truth):
Through these fifty-two letters, the three worlds and all things are described.
These letters shall perish; they cannot describe the Imperishable Lord. ||1||
If you want to be a Sikh, then please be a true one per SGGS ji. Surrender yourself completely and give up the inferior self-willingness (manmat) or duality (dubidha). This again happens with a Brahmgyani;s kirpa per SGGS ji. If you do not acknowledge a saint or a brahmgyani, then the inner darkness will prevail for ever. If the Sikhi path does not suit you, follow whatever other faith you like but be a true follower of your Guru, and the Lord. The very basics are the same. Essentially all the faiths in pure form lead to the one and the only one God.
This write-up is made possible by the grace of the Lord, and the blessings of a Sant-Satguru.
A Humble Servant