God is the Supreme Reality. Wereas we are living in the ultimate illusion. God is forever while we live in a temporary universe. God the Creator is True, without realising Him the Creation is false. Hence, God’s original name is; “TRUTH” or “SAT”.
The God of the Sikh Scripture is: The One God whose name is “TRUTH” (Ik Oankar Sat Naam).
Many times in the Scriptures the word TRUTH or SAT is repeated at least 3 times as in “SAT SAT SAT”.
Baba Ji explained that it is repeated three times to win over the 3 parts of maya (tamo, rajo, sato). Repeating it three times takes you out of the three parts of Maya and up to the Supreme Reality.
(full quotes are at the end)
That God Is Truth Truth Truth.
Sassa: That Lord Is Truth Truth Truth.
Our Lord And Master Is Truth Truth Truth.
The Truth Truth Truth Guru Has Implanted The Name Within Me;
I Sing His Glorious Praises, And Taste The Supreme Ecstasy.
Nanak Speaks: “Truth Truth Truth”
Look Within Your Own Heart, And Realize This.
After Being Separated From The Lord
For Countless Incarnations,
I Am Re-United With Him,
Entering The Sanctuary Of
The Truth Truth Truth Guru.
God Is Truth Truth Truth.
The True Lord Himself Is Truth, Truth, Truth.
The Divine Guru Is Truth Truth Truth Truth Truth.
O Mother, The Lord Is Truth Truth Truth,
His Holy Saint Is Truth Truth Truth.
Here is a nice example with numbers. Don’t take it too literally as Naam is important not the numbers. Baba Ji said that in punjabi, SAT is also the number 7. Saying SAT three times makes a total of 21. Hence 21 is the number of the Satguru – the one who takes you out of the three parts of maya. The sangat has been given the number 20. Meaning, a Satguru is always higher than the sangat. Because wherever the Satguru is he will automatically create a Satsangat. But a sangat will not automatically produce a Satguru.
A simple example is to imagine we are escaping from our mind prison, our Satnaam ladder is up against the wall. It has 21 rungs for us to climb. The SatGuru is at the top pulling up the Sikh at every step. The first 7 steps can represent progressing through the TAMO part of maya – the darkness, the evil animalistic part of our mind. The middle seven steps represent getting through the RAJO part – the desires, hopes and luxuries we strive for. The top seven steps are SATO, the good part of our mind, the good deeds we do.
The Game Of God’s Grace is played on the top two rungs. The sangat is sitting on rung 20 and pushing up the Sikh. The Guru is sitting right on top and pulling the Sikh up. Once the Guru has pulled the Sikh up and over then he is out of maya and into the Supreme Truth. And he will be sitting on the wall too pulling up others.
Bhai Gurdas ji refers to the numbers 20-21 in his Vars.
Going beyond 20-21 (maya), the consciousness is merged in the Lord. 13
Going beyond 20-21 (maya), the disciple becomes Guru and the Guru disciple.13
Going beyond 20-21 (maya), with one jump he merged into the innate knowledge.16
sath sath sath prabh soee ||
THAT GOD IS TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH.
Guru Arjan Dev Ji Raag Maajh 104
sasaa sath sath sath sooo ||
SASSA: THAT LORD IS TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH.
Guru Arjan Dev Ji Raag Gauree 250
sath sath sath prabh suaamee ||
OUR LORD AND MASTER IS TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH.
Guru Arjan Dev Ji Raag Gauree 279
sath sath sathigur naam dhirraaeiaa ras gaaeae gun paramaana(n)dhaa ||1|| rehaao ||
THE TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH GURU
HAS IMPLANTED THE NAME WITHIN ME;
I SING HIS GLORIOUS PRAISES, AND TASTE THE SUPREME ECSTASY. ||1||PAUSE||
Guru Raam Daas Ji Raag Aasaa 367
sath sath sath naanak kehiaa apanai hiradhai dhaekh samaalae ||4||3||42||
NANAK SPEAKS: “TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH”
LOOK WITHIN YOUR OWN HEART, AND REALIZE THIS. ||4||3||42||
Guru Arjan Dev Ji Raag Aasaa 381
anaek janam kae vishhurrae jan maelae jaa sath sath sathigur saran paveeaa ||4||
AFTER BEING SEPARATED FROM THE LORD
FOR COUNTLESS INCARNATIONS,
I AM RE-UNITED WITH HIM,
ENTERING THE SANCTUARY OF
THE TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH GURU. ||4||
Guru Raam Daas Ji Raag Bilaaval 836
sath sath sath prabh jaathaa ||
GOD IS TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH.
Guru Arjan Dev Ji Raag Maaroo 1072
aapae sath sath sath saachaa ||
THE TRUE LORD HIMSELF IS TRUTH, TRUTH, TRUTH.
Guru Arjan Dev JiRaag Maaroo SGGS 1077
sath sath sath sath sath guradhaev ||
THE DIVINE GURU IS TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH.
Bhagat Naam Dev Ji Raag Bhairao SGGS 1166
maaee sath sath sath har sath sath sath saadhhaa ||
O MOTHER, THE LORD IS TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH,
HIS HOLY SAINT IS TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH.
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