There is a lot of confusion and doubts – Dubidha that are prevailing in the Sangat concerning the Naam and Bani.
The Gurbani has originated from the Gurparsadi Naam – Satnaam – Aapee Ney Aap Sajyeo Aapee Ney Rachey Nao, Fir Dooee Kudrat Saaj Key Kar Assan Dithoo Chao, which is very clearly defined in the Mool Manter. – another thing worth mentioning here is – Kirtam Naam Kathey Tere Jihva Satnaam Tera Para Purbla – there are uncountable Naams of the Braham but the one He gave to Himself is Satnaam.
All the Gurbani is the description of the Mool Manter – which is also called the Beej Manter – Beej Manter Sarabh Ko Gyan – Gurbani is a Gyan Saroop of Braham – Pothi Parmesar Ka Thaan Sadh Sang Gobind Gun Gao Puran Braham Gyan, and the entire Braham Gyan of Gurbani has come from the Beej Manter, the Origin from where every thing has been created, and this Origin is – Ek Oankaar Satnaam – One Braham, which is a Nector – Atam Ras Amrit Param Jyot Puran Parkash Nirgun Saroop of Akal Purakh and which is the True Naam of Dhan Dhan Akal Purakh, which is Karta Purakh – the Only Doer, that is why everything happens and prevails under His Hukam, Hukme Ander Sabh Ko Bahar Hukam Naa Koi.
Nirbhao – without fear – above everything, the highest and the purest, there is nothing above whom, only an entity without any fear can be a completely truthful – Puran Sachyara, and only such an entity can see the truth, hear the truth, speak the truth, deliver the truth and above all serve the truth.
Nirvair – without animosity, single vision, Ek Drisht because only such an entity can be without hatred and enmity, only such an entity can love everybody equally, only such an entity can give all the eternal treasures of the nature equally to every one.
Akal Murat – which is beyond time and space, which is the creator of time and space, which controls the time and space – Ajoonie – which is beyond the cycle of life and death, never is born, never will be born, never has died, never will die, and what doesn’t die, the truth doesn’t die, the truth never perishes, everything else is perishable, whatever we see with worldly eyes is perishable.
Saibhum – which is self created, which is self supported, which supports everything of the entire universe, which is the creator of every creation of the entire universe – Gurparsaad – such are the vital qualities of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham, which are achieved and attained with the eternal blessings of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Himself, so the soul on which He pleases, due to the divine actions – Punn Karams – of such a soul, He showers His eternal blessings and gives him His Gurparsadi Naam – Satnaam, and this Gurparsadi Naam – Satnaam is His Aad Jugaadi Naam, means has been in existence since the beginning of all ages, was true in the beginning, has been true through all the ages, and will remain true for all ages to come, its existence will never perish, it will remain forever.
The soul that gets blessed with the Gurparsadi Naam – Satnaam, as described in the Mool Manter, and moves on the path of Puran Bhagti with full belief and commitment – Puran Shardha and Vishvaas, eventually achieves all the vital qualities as described in the Mool Manter, and that happens only with His Eternal blessings, then such a soul becomes one with Him, merges in Him, becomes a roop of Him, such a soul and Hirda is called a Puran Sant, A Puran Braham Gyani, a Puran Sant Satguru, which becomes a living representative of Braham on this earth.
If we look at the remaining of the Gurbani, we will learn that the entire Gurbani revolves around the Mool Manter – these vital qualities of Braham and how to achieve those qualities and become a Sant Hirda.
This very clearly means that the entire Gurbani is the description of the Mool Manter, the entire Gyan of Gurbani has come from the Mool Manter and tells us the divine laws, defines the various paths to merge in the Origin, from where we have come – Har Tudh Meh Jyot Rakhee Taan Tu Jug Meh Aayea.
The entire Gurbani is the prescription for getting rid of all the mental sicknesses – such as Panj Doots – Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh, Ahankaar, – Asa, Trishna, Mansha, Nindya, Chugli and Bakhili, due to which this soul has been delineated from the Braham, the Origin, the Beej, for many ages, and how can we get rid of all these mental sicknesses of ours – Sarabh Rog Ka Aukhad Naam – the Gurparsadi Naam – Satnaam provides the treatment of all these mental diseases.
The highest service of the Akal Purakh is in the Naam Simran, which has been very clearly described in the first Ashtpadi of Sukhmani Sahib Jee – Prabh Ka Simran Sabh Te Uncha – Hari Simran Meh Aap Nirankara – Prabh Key Simran Udhrey Moocha. There is nothing wrong in reading, reciting and listening to Gurbani and Kirtan, but the real reward comes only after we try to understand the Gurbani, and whatever little bit of it we understand we bring that in to our daily life and put it in to practice.
This way the rewards will be multiplied manifold. The Gurbani is for getting the divine knowledge, and if we get the divine knowledge but just leave it there and don’t practice it then the progress will be much slower, this is the basic reason for not attaining any spiritual achievements for a long period of time. The sequence is – GYAN – DHYAN – ISHNAAN – the Gyan comes from Gurbani, the Dhyaan comes when we do Naam Simran and Ishnaan comes while doing Naam Simran – this Ishnaan is the Ishnaan in Param Jyot Puran Parkash Amrit, and how does the Dhyaan comes – Ek Shabad Live Laagi – and Ek Shabad is Gurparsadi Naam – Satnaam.
The Shabad Waheguru is the Mahima of Satnaam, it is the praise of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar, and not His Naam, that is why the Shabad is pronounced as Satnaam Waheguru – means Sacha Naam Dhan Dhan Hai. The Gurbani is an unlimited sea of Braham Gyan – Mansarovar, where there are countless priceless jewels and diamonds of Tat Gyan, and the soul who gathers them and brings them inside their soul and mind, means they put them in to practice, they become Dhan Dhan and the most precious and priceless diamond – Anmolak Rattan is Gurparsadi Naam Satnaam.
Puran Bhagtee is based on the foundation of Puran Gyan and Shabad Guru – Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is the Mansarovar with these priceless jewels and diamonds of Puran Gyan. Anybody who takes this Gyan and involves himself in Puran Bhagtee – Tan Munn Dhan Sabh Saup Guru Ko – and takes the Gurmat, leaves his own wisdom with full and complete commitment and belief reaches the Sach Khand – Nanak Naam Chad Di Kala.
The Naam Simran is the highest service to the Akal Purakh, Naam Simran brings the highest awards, all the other services – like reading and listening to Gurbani are rewarding but not as much as the Naam Simran, that is why Guru Nanak Patshah Ji has explained very clearly in Asa Di Vaar – Padh Padh Gadda Laddye . . . . . .Nanak Lekhey Ek Gul Hore Haume Chakhna Chakh, the ladder to the Dargah is the Gurparsadi Naam – Satnam., just reading Gurbani is not enough, Naam Simran brings the salvation to the soul. The fast track is Naam Simran.
Eventually the Naam goes in to every bit of the body, every bit of body becomes Satnaam, the soul becomes a roop of Braham – Nanak Braham Gyani Aap Parmesar, and then only Naam and Bani is recited by the entire body, and that is what happened with Bhai Taaru Singh Ji and Bhai Mani Singh Ji, they were Puran Gurmukhs, and they were in Sach Khand, they surrendered everything to the Guru and served the Guru and Braham.
Dassan Das (Slave Of God’s Slaves)