kaal kalam hukam haath kahhu ka-un mayt sakai
ees bamm-yu ga-yaan Dhayaan Dharat hee-ai chaahi jee-o.
sat saach saree nivaas aad purakh sadaa tuhee
WAHEGURU WAHEGURU WAHEGURU WAHEJEE0.

 

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This verse “WAHEGURU WAHEGURU WAHEGURU WAHEJEEO’ is mistakenly thought to be praising God.   Mistakes like this are commonly made by us in understanding the meaning of Gurbani. We need to understand the complete Shalok in the right perspective.

 

The Bhatt’s have sung the Mahima of Dhan Dhan Chauthee Patshahi Shri Guru Ram Dass Ji in their Bani. When the Bhatts went to have Darshan of Dhan Dhan Guru Ram Dass Ji they had certain imaginations about the Roop of God in their mind, and by the eternal blessings of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar and Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Ram Dass Ji, these Bhatts were able to see Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Ram Dass Ji in the same Roop (Krishan, Vithal or whatever they had in mind).

 

At this point they uttered these words in praise of Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Ram Dass JI. Let us look at the meaning of these divine words, in which the Bhatts have described the Mahima of 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 Hukam, even Shiva and Brahama long for adopting the divine knowledge – Braham Gyan of the 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 – Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar, He is absolutely Stable, Maya lives under the feet – Charans of the Guru, the Guru is the Aad Purakh – God Himself, and is always indestructible, the Guru can never be distracted, means He has won over Panj Doots, Asa, Trishna, Mansha, He is the one who has won over His mind.

 

And so the Shabad Waheguru– means the appreciation of such qualities of the Guru which make Him no different than the Almighty Himself as explained by the Bhutts in praise of Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Ram Dass Ji, because the Guru is His Roop, there remains no difference between the Guru and Akal Purakh.

 

Therefore, the Shabad Waheguru has been sung in praise of 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 Mahima of His Bhagats.

 

The Shabad Vaahi means super, great, surprising, enlightening, enjoying, eternal, highlights all the divine qualities of the soul, and the word Guru pertains to Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Ram Dass Ji, who was a Puran Sant Satguru, a Puran Braham Gyani, a living God on this earth.

 

Dassan Das (Slave Of God’s Slaves)