With the GurParsaadi GurKirpa of the Anant, Beant, Agam, Agochar, Aprampar, Dhan Dhan Shri Paar Braham Parmeshwar and the Guru let us pray to them to give us all the GurParsaad, the eternal blessings, for understanding the eighth Astpadi of Sukhmani Bani. 

In this Astpadi, Dhan Dhan Pancham Patshah Ji has very kindly given us the Braham Gyan, the divine wisdom, about the Mahima of a Braham Gyani.  Guru Patshah Ji has explained what a Braham Gyani is and what  His super spiritual powers are. 

Let us make a very humble and sincere effort to understand what a Braham Gyani is.  It is extremely important to mention that if we are able to understand and believe what GurBani says about a Braham Gyani, then we are sure to benefit and advance in our spiritual journey to Sach Khand.  The key is a full and complete understanding and belief, which will lead us to commitment and dedication, devotion and love, trust and faith, which are the mandatory elements of Puran Bhagti. 

The divine qualities of a Braham Gyani have been very nicely presented here by Pancham Patshah Ji.  Braham Gyani is the highest spiritual status of a soul, Atmik Awastha, that a person can achieve.  Such a high spiritual condition can only be achieved by GurParsaad, the eternal blessings of Akal Purakh.  Eternal blessings are bestowed by Him upon very rare souls.  There remains no difference between the Almighty and such a soul.  Such souls are Sada Suhaagans and are full of divine qualities.  Here is a glimpse of these divine qualities. 

Thirty-Two Divine Qualities Of The Sada Suhaagan

In GurBani, the Guru Patshahs have used the imagery of all souls being female and God being male.  The union of the soul and God is described as the divine marriage, that is the real Anand Karaj.  Every soul starts as a Duhagan, unmarried.  When she meets her Guru Vichola and is blessed with the GurParsaadi Naam she becomes a Suhaagan and gets elevated to Karam Khand, the realm of grace.  When she completes her marriage to God the Husband, Kasam, she becomes a Sada Suhaagan in Sach Khand, realm of Truth.  Let us look at this in more detail as this is the journey that lies ahead of your soul.
 
A soul becomes a Suhaagan when she:-

·         receives “Ek Boond Amrit” in the Trikuti, “Eaek boondh gur amrit dheeno thaa attal amar na muaa”, and
·         all of her Bajjar Kapaats are opened, “Bin vakhar soono ghar haatt.  The Gur mil kholae bajar kapaat.”   

This is what happens in more detail:-

1.        The Jyot inside is ignited by the Guru when He gives us the GurParsaadi Naam. 

2.        Naam Amrit goes into the Surat, mind. 

3.        The mind starts to recite Naam continuously. 

4.        The Amrit starts to flow into the body from the divine doors, Bajjar Kapaats.  There are four doors in the head: one in the forehead, one on each on side of the head and one in the back of the head.  Whenever  the mind concentrates on Naam Simran, these doors draw in the cosmic energy, the Amrit. 

5.        The blessed person then goes into Samadhi in a matter of minutes.   This also happens when the blessed person becomes absorbed in GurBani or Kirtan, or when they are in the presence of a divine soul.

In the beginning, a blessed person goes into Samadhi within a matter of minutes.  Eventually they go into Samadhi instantly.  In spirituality, this state of the soul is called Suhaagan.  The Almighty has accepted this soul as His Suhaagan by giving her the eternal blessings, GurParsaad, through the Hirda of a Braham Gyani. 

At this stage of Bandgi, the Bhagti account is opened in the Dargah of Akal Purakh.  The real Bandgi starts at this stage.  This all happens in Karam Khand, the fourth stage as described in Jap Ji.  This is a very high spiritual stage.  The soul is well on her way to Sach Khand now. 

The soul reaches Sach Khand when she:-

·         becomes one with Akal Purakh,
·         merges totally in the Nirgun Saroop of Akal Purakh,
·         she reaches the Param Padvi.

This is when the Suhaagan soul is accepted as being a Sada Suhaagan, an Eternal wife of God, the Husband.  A Puran Braham Gyani is a Sada Suhaagan, Nirankaar Roop. 

Whilst going through the five stages of Bandgi and particularly the last two, Karam Khand and Sach Khand, the Suhaagan has to acquire all of the divine qualities mandated by Paar Braham Parmeshwar.  The Suhaagan has to pass all of the tests of Bandgi to reach the highest level of Bandgi.  The Suhaagan has to prove she has deeply ingrained all of the divine qualities in the course of her Bandgi.  The Almighty uses these divine qualities as a yardstick for measuring the performance of the Suhaagan and Sada Suhaagan.  The divine qualities are measured against Sach Di Takdi (benchmark of Truth), “Aapae kanddaa thol tharaajee aapae tholanehaaraa.”

These divine qualities are also seen as 32 beads of the necklace that the Sada Suhaagan wears.  In GurBani, the Sada Suhaagan is also called a Gunvanti, the virtuous bride.  She has collected the 32 virtues and strung each one onto her necklace to please God, her Husband.  This means we have to bring each of these divine qualities into our daily life.  T

he best way to do so is to remember that as soon as we gain new knowledge to bring it into our actions.  When we act upon it, it becomes our wisdom.  We have earned it,  “Karanee kaaman jae thheeai jae man dhhaagaa hoe.  Maanak mul n paaeeai leejai chith paroe.”  What are these divine qualities that our soul is being measured against?  What are these 32 beads of virtue?  We will now make a humble effort to explain these.

1.  Eternal Blessings – GurParsaad

This is the beginning point of Bandgi in the divine and eternal sense.  Without GurParsaad the following becomes impossible:-
 
·         Bandgi,
·         control over Maya,
·         the death of Haumai,
·         control over Panj Doot,
·         killing of the desires,
·         elimination of Dubidha – illusions and delusions,
·         winning of the mind,
·         Samadhi and Sunn Samadhi, and
·         earning of all of the divine qualities is not possible.
 
The bottom line is that without GurParsaad, none of the 32 virtues of a Sada Suhaagan are  possible.  The GurParsaad is a continuous process.  Once we have realized GurParsaad and follow Bandgi Marg then GurParsaad is prayed for continuously.  It keeps us going on Bandgi Marg.  Even after completion of Bandgi and becoming a Sada Suhaagan, GurParsaad becomes a permanent part of our soul and mind.  It is the priceless diamond that walks us through the entire process of Bandgi and takes us to the heights of spirituality.  Eventually it will make us a dealer of GurParsaad.  It is GurParsaad that will make us, “Har kae naam kae biaapaaree.”
 
2.  Complete Surrender to the Gur and Guru

This is the key to the door of God’s Court (the Dargah).  The Sada Suhaagan has the priceless jewel of SURRENDER carved in her crown for ever.  She gives everything she has to God (the Gur) and Guru.  This is only made possible due to GurParsaad she is blessed with continuously.  The spiritual progress of our soul and mind depends upon how much we give to the Gur and Guru.  This is the most powerful divine law which helps us in overcoming our Haumai.  The more we give to the Gur and Guru the rewards are multiplied by ten million and returned to us.  This is how the Gur and Guru take all of our chronic mental diseases and clean us from inside and make us a Puran Sachyara.  God – The Truth (Sachyaar) can live only in a Completely True person (Puran Sachyara).
 
3.  Faith, Trust, Commitment and Belief in Gur, Guru and GurBani

This is another priceless diamond that the Sada Suhaagan earns in her crown of jewels of Braham Gyan – divine wisdom – GurMat.  Bandgi is not possible without the practice of this most important mandatory divine law.  Our spiritual gains are proportionate to our faith, trust, commitment and belief in the Gur, Guru and GurBani. 
These attributes know no boundaries.  These traits of a Sada Suhaagans are unlimited like Akal Purakh Himself.  Like God Himself there are no limits.  These qualities are immeasurable and unquantifiable.  The higher the faith, trust, commitment and belief the higher is the spiritual condition of the soul bride.  In fact faith, trust, commitment and belief is the second name of Bandgi.
 
4.  Naam Amrit

This is the priceless diamond, Anmolak Rattan Hira.  The GurParsaad – “Ik Oankaar Sat Naam” as defined in Mool Manter.  The journey towards becoming a Suhaagan starts with the GurParsaad of Naam Amrit.

5.  Ek Boond Amrit

GurParsaad brings this divine Amrit inside a soul and then the soul becomes a Suhaagan after wearing this jewel in her forehead, Trikuti.  The activation of this spiritual energy center in the forehead takes Naam Simran into the mind, Surat, and converts a Duhagan to a Suhaagan.  This is the second eternal gift of GurParsaad that the Duhagan gets and becomes a Suhaagan.  This is that priceless diamond which initiates the advent of Naam Amrit inside and starts to clean her up from inside out.
 
6.  Samadhi

This is the next eternally blessed gift the Suhaagan receives from the Almighty.  After Naam Amrit has gone into the Surat, it then goes into the Hirda, “Eikas sio liv laagee sadh hee har naam mann vasaavaniaa.”  The Amrit starts to come inside.  The inside cleaning process starts.  The eternal happiness and enjoyment starts to flow inside the soul and mind.  This is another priceless diamond the Suhaagan is blessed within her crown.  The moment Kirtan or GurBani or Simran starts the Suhaagan goes into Samadhi within a few minutes.  The cosmic energy and spiritual energy starts to flow inside the body.  The soul is instituted in Karam Khand, her Bandgi account opens in the Dargah and the real Bandgi starts.
 
7.  Sunn Samadhi

This is the next highly blessed GurParsaad – the state of complete trance – deepest state of meditation.  No thoughts.  No distractions.  This is the highest state of Naam Simran, “Sunn samaadhh mehaa paramaarathh theen bhavan path naaman.”

Most of the spiritual experiences are encountered in long sessions of Sunn Samadhi.  When we do Naam Simran in Samadhi and Sunn Samadhi the first two hours are counted as still sitting on the Earth.  After that the soul goes into Dargah, the Simran is counted in the Dargah.
 
8.  Inner Doors (Bajjar Kapaats) Open

These are the doors in the astral body, Suksham Dehi.  The astral body receives the spiritual energy through these doors:- 

·         there are four such doors in the head – one in forehead, two on the sides above both ears, and one in the rear above the end point of spinal cord,
·         there are two doors in the palm of each hand, and
·         there are two doors in the souls of our feet.
 
When a soul becomes a Suhaagan, all of these doors to the soul are opened and she starts to receive the spiritual energy from these doors inside.  This spiritual energy comes in as a result of Naam Simran in Samadhi and Sunn Samadhi in the beginning.  When the person goes into higher stages of Naam Simran then there is a continuous flow of spiritual energies into the body.  This spiritual energy cleans us up completely from inside and we move very fast to the achievement of the Ultimate.  Opening of these spiritual doors is a major milestone in Bandgi.  This is another priceless jewel in the crown of a Suhaagan.

9.  Golden Astral Body, Kanchan Suksham Dehi and Purification of Soul
               
When the Suhaagan goes into long deep meditation sessions in Samadhi and Sunn Samadhi every day then her soul starts to clean up.  All of the mental sicknesses start to disappear.  All of the holes created by these chronic mental sicknesses in the Suksham Dehi are repaired.  The Amrit starts to collect in the Suksham Dehi and eventually the Suksham Dehi becomes pure like 24 carrot gold.  It is then completely filled by Naam Amrit.  It is completely filled by the spirituality and eventually the Amrit starts to overflow from the Suksham Dehi.  This is the saturation, super saturation and super, super saturation, never ending saturation of Naam Amrit  in the entire body, which is the most priceless diamond carved in the crown of the Sada Suhaagan. 
 
10.  Control over Panj Doot

When the Suhaagan goes into long sessions of deep meditations on a daily basis.  Then continuously throughout the day and night by Ajapa Jaap and Rom Rom Naam Simran, then these five thieves – Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh and Ahankaar leave the body.  When the body is relieved of these five chronic mental sicknesses the Suhaagan wins over her mind and earns another priceless jewel in her crown.
 
11.  Control over Asa, Trishna and Mansha

When the Suhaagans goes into long deep meditation sessions in Samadhi and Sunn Samadhi every day then all of the desires go.  The Suhaagan wins over her mind and she is blessed and decorated with another priceless jewel in her crown.
 
12.   Control over Raj, Joban, Dhan, Maal, Roop, Ras, Gandh and  Sparash

These are the distraction causing elements in addition to the Panj Doot and desires, which cause the normal person to live under the influence of Maya.  But, a Suhaagan with GurParsaad, and filling herself with Naam Amrit by sitting in Samadhi and Sunn Samadhi relieves herself from the influence of these distractions.  Eventually she wins over Panj Doots, desires and distractions.  She overcomes mental sicknesses, wins over Maya completely and by virtue of this victory wins over her mind completely and becomes one with Almighty. 

13.   No Dubidha

All of the illusions, doubts and delusions are replaced by total commitment, belief, faith and trust in the Gur, Guru and GurBani.  The Suhaagans and Sada Suhaagans rise above all of these distracting elements and nothing can cause the unlimited bond of devotion an unconditional love between them and the Almighty.  A soul which is blessed with this GurParsaad becomes Jivan Mukt.
 
14.  Humbleness

Utmost humbleness, Nimrata, is the key to the Dargah of Akal Purakh.  The Suhaagans and Sada Suhaagans earn this priceless diamond in their Hirda.  Their Hirda becomes a Gareebi Ves Hirda.  They always remain at the Charans of the entire creation.  This keeps them always in Chad Di Klaa.  There is no respect and disrespect for a Sada Suhaagan.  There is no effect of praise or slandering on a Sada Suhaagan.
 
15.   Kindness

Utmost kindness makes the Hirda of a Suhaagan and a Sada Suhaagan very large.  The kind heartedness makes them capable of helping the others with all of the spiritual powers at their disposal.  The Suhaagans and Sada Suhaagans take the pains of the others and give them the Amrit.  They drink the poison of their Sangat and give them the Amrit.
 
16.   Unconditional Love with Devotion

There is no limit for these vital qualities of Suhaagans and Sada Suhaagans.  Sacrifice brings peace.  Where there is peace there is God Himself in His Nirgun Saroop.  That is why the Almighty remains in the Sada Suhaagans in His Nirgun Saroop always and forever.  This is another very high order of GurParsaad that the Suhaagans and Sada Suhaagans are blessed with.
 
17.   Forgiveness

Forgiveness and kindness are complementary to each other.  These are the deep divine qualities that take a deep place in the Hirda of a Sada Suhaagan and makes her Hirda large and unbounded.  Where there is forgiveness there is no anger.  Where there is no anger there is no ego.  Where there is no ego there is God Himself in His Nirgun Saroop.  This is GurParsaad that is available to the Sada Suhaagans.
 
18.   Fearless

Fearlessness is another priceless jewel in the crown of a Sada Suhaagan.  She has no enemies, everyone is a friend for her.  She loves the entire creation as much as she loves the Almighty Himself.  She is beyond the fear of death.  Being fearless allows her to be a totally truthful person.  She is never afraid of promoting Sat – the Eternal Truth.
 
19.   Contentment

This is another divine attribute.  A completely contented state of mind and soul.  Always in Hukam.  Always accepting everything as the will of the Almighty.  No desires.  Completely balanced state of mind.  No greed at all.  No cravings for any worldly comforts or materials.  Always absorbed in the Eternal Bliss.  Peaceful, calm and full of eternal joy and happiness.
 
20.   Continuous Simran, Ajapa Jaap, Rom Rom

These are even higher stages of Naam Simran that the Suhaagans and Sada Suhaagans are eternally blessed with.  This is a GurParsaad of a very high spiritual order available to them.  Their entire body pulses with Naam Simran.  They are always filled with Naam Amrit continuously, they are always in state of Samadhi.
 
21.   Atam Ras Amrit, Param Jyot Puran Parkash Nirgun Saroop

Atam Ras is the highest Amrit available to the Sada Suhaagans, “Braham gyani sagal ki reena
atam ras braham gyani cheena.”  And, “Atam ras jeh janye so hi khalas dev.”  This is the purest form of God’s Nirgun Saroop that the Sada Suhaagan remains absorbed in continuously and forever.  There is no description for this Amrit, it can only be experienced and felt and seen with spiritual eye.  This is the highest level GurParsaad available to the Sada Suhaagans.
 
22.   Dassam Duaar

This is the spiritual door situated in the crown area of the head.  When it opens it connects the Suhaagan to Akal Purakh on a continuous basis.  This continuously brings Amrit into the body, “Dassam duaara agam apara param purakh ki gati.”  This GurParsaad is available to the Suhaagans and Sada Suhaagans continuously.  The divine wisdom stars to pour into our brain once the Dassam Duaar opens.  GurBani starts to come inside after the Dassam Duaar opens.  The functionality of the brain starts to increase with the opening of the Dassam Duaar.
 
23.   Anhad Naad Shabad

After the Dassam Duaar  is open there is a continuous connection formed between a Suhaagan and Akal Purakh.  There is a continuous flow of Amrit from the Dassam Duaar to the body.  And at the same time there is divine music that starts to sound in the Dassam Duaar.  This divine music is the Amrit and continuous divine Kirtan coming directly from Akal Purakh.  It is heard in the form of music being played by five different musical instruments.  “Anhad shabad dassam duaar vajjyeaa. Taa amrit naam chuaayea thaa.” 

Some of the Sada Suhaagans are blessed to be able to listen to it as Kirtan and to write it and play it in this world.  This is what six of the Guru Masters did and the fifteen Bhagats in GurBani.  They sung those divine verses from God and then wrote them down.  That was compiled in what now is commonly known as Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.  This is another high level of GurParsaad available to the Sada Suhaagans. 
 
24.   Sat Sarovar (Seven Lakes Of Amrit)

These are seven centers of spiritual energy within human body.  These are located at:-

1.        Top of the head, ( Dassam Duaar).
2.        Mid-Forehead, (Trikuti, Gyan Netter, Dib Drisht, Agyaa Chakkar).
3.        Throat.
4.        Middle of the chest (Hirda).
5.        Navel area (Nabhi).
6.        Above the sex organ.
7.        Base of the spine (Mooladhaar Chakkar – source of the Kundalini Shakti). 

They are activated by Naam Amrit.  Once that happens then there is an internal generation of the spiritual energy in the human body.  This GurParsaad is available to the Suhaagans and Sada Suhaagans.
 
25.   Braham Gyan
               
This is the complete divine knowledge about Paar Braham Parmeshwar required for completing Bandgi.  We need complete divine knowledge, Puran Gyan, for completing the journey, Puran Bandgi.  Braham Gyan  is also known as:-

·         the Tat Gyan (the divine knowledge about the essence of Akal Purakh),
·         the Param Tat (essence of the Supreme);
·         the Infinite,
·         the Eternal Truth,
·         the Amrit,
·         Param Jyot,
·         Puran Parkash,
·         Nirgun Saroop
 
This very high level of GurParsaad is available to the Sada Suhaagans.  All of the diamonds and jewels of divine knowledge are available and carved into the crown to the Sada Suhaagans.
 
26.   Winning of Mind By Winning over Maya, “Trihu Gun Tey Parey”

This is the hardest part of Bandgi to win completely over Maya.  Bandgi is basically winning a war against Maya.  A Suhaagan becomes a Sada Suhaagan when she wins this fight with Maya and goes beyond the three aspects of Maya.  Then she becomes one with Akal Purakh.  She merges into the Paar Braham Parmeshwar, into His Nirgun Saroop.  This is again a very high level of GurParsaad the Sada Suhaagans are blessed with and by virtue of this GurParsaad Maya becomes a servant of Sada Suhaagans.
 
27.   Ik Drisht – Single Vision

A Sada Suhaagan is blessed with GurParsaad of single vision.  This means that all are equal for her.  There is no duality in her vision.  She sees every body with a single vision.  There is no discrimination in her vision.  For a Sada Suhaagan there is no difference between worldly sorrow and happiness.  There is no difference between sand and gold for her.  There is no difference for her between her own family and the entire world, she belongs to the entire creation.
 
28.   Nirvair – No Animosity

A Sada Suhaagan is blessed with GurParsaad of having no animosity with anybody.  She has no enemies, she has no hatred for anybody, no feeling of revenge.  She loves all as much as she loves the Almighty.
 
29.   Param Padvi, Supreme Status

A Sada Suhaagan is eternally blessed with this highest spiritual position in the Dargah of Akal Purakh.  She stays in Hukam and follows the Hukam continuously.  All her deeds, actions and service is in Puran Hukam of Akal Purakh.  After being blessed by Akal Purakh with the Param Padvi she becomes the Giver of Amrit, Giver of Naam and the Giver of  GurParsaad.  She becomes a Puran Sant and a Puran Braham Gyani.  Then her job becomes to disseminate Braham Gyan.  To distribute the Amrit to the Sangat and lead them on to Bandgi Marg to Sach Khand. 
 
30.   Soft and Sweet Spoken, Mith Bolra

Sada Suhaagans are all very sweet spoken.  All of their words are Amrit Bachans.  Each word is full of Amrit and people go into Samadhi just listening to them.  They never hurt anybody’s heart.  They will always absorb the sorrows of the others and give them Amrit. 
 
31.   Doing Good To Others (Parupkaar) and Saving Others (Maha Parupkaar).

A Sada Suhaagan’s job is to help others become like her by giving them GurParsaad and motivating them to move on Bandgi Marg to Sach Khand.  They do this by:-
 
·         blessing others with the GurParsaadi Naam,
·         giving them Amrit,
·         helping them earn all of GurParsaads as described earlier, and
·         bringing them Jivan Mukti.
 
Uniting a person with Naam thus giving them Jivan Mukti is the greatest selfless deed one can do.  That is called Maha Parupkaar.  Maha Parupkaar is the job of a Sada Suhaagan. Maha Parupkaar is:-

·         diminishing the sorrows of others,
·         diminishing their mental sicknesses,
·         helping them win over their mind,
·         winning over Maya,
·         giving Naam, Bandgi, Seva and
·         Jivan Mukti is the highest level of the service of humanity.   
 
32.   Completely Truthful
 
The Sada Suhaagans always see, speak, hear, deliver and serve the Eternal Truth.  They always remains absorbed in the Eternal Truth.  Delivering and serving the Eternal Truth is the highest service to mankind.

The Mahima, the divine qualities and the spiritual powers of the Sada Suhaagan are beyond description.  This was just an attempt to give a  glimpse of some of the divine qualities of a Sada Suhaagan.  These qualities can only be felt and experienced when we move on this Bandgi Marg and get blessed with these kinds of divine qualities through GurParsaad. 

If you are destined and preordained for achieving these qualities you will make it for sure.  But, don’t sit idly, start making efforts now.  Start praying for GurParsaad.  Start surrendering to the Gur and Guru.  Develop faith, trust, commitment and belief in Gur, Guru and GurBani.  Start doing Naam Simran and see it happen.
 
Salok.

Man saachaa mukh saachaa so-ay. 
Avar na paykhai aykas bin ko-ay.
Nanak ih lachhan braham gyani ho-ay.  1.
 
These are some of the divine qualities of a Puran Braham Gyani.  He is a person:-

·         whose soul and mind has become completely truthful,
·         who is serving nothing but Truth,
·         who is seeing the Truth, listening to the Truth, speaking the Truth and delivering the Truth,
·         whose actions and reactions are Truthful,
·         who is in Puran Sachyari Rehat – the internal compliance of winning over Maya, 
·         who is beyond Maya, because Maya is all non Truth, 
·         is an absolutely purified soul who has Puran Parkash in His Hirda.  Only Puran Parkash in Hirda by the Nirgun Saroop of Akal Purakh can purify the Hirda and produce a Sada Suhaagan.  Only such a Hirda who has been eternally blessed with Puran Param Jyot Parkash can be a Khalsa.  Only such a soul can get GurParsaad of Tat Gyan – Braham Gyan and can become a Puran Braham Gyani, 
·         who is serving Akal Purakh Paar Braham Parmeshwar continuously,
·         who engages himself in the praise of the Almighty,
·         who is completely in the service of the Almighty,
·         who is delivering the Eternal Truth to everyone,
·         who is giving the GurParsaad of Naam, Puran Bandgi and Seva,
·         who sees God everywhere and in everyone, 
·         who is Nirvair – without animosity,
·         who is Ik Drisht – single vision, 
·         who is Nirbhao – fearless, and
·         who has experienced and achieved complete and full divine wisdom  and Divinity. 

That is what the Truth is, everything else is just perishable. 

Astpadi.
Braham gyani sada nirlayp.
Jaisay jal meh kamal alayp.
Braham gyani sada nirdokh.
Jaisay soor sarabh ka-o sokh.
Braham gyani kai darisat samaan.
Jaisay raaj rank ka-o laagai tul pavaan.
Braham gyani kai dheeraj ayk.
Ji-o basudhaa ko-oo khodai ko-oo chandan layp.
Braham gyani ka ihai gunaa-o.
Nanak ji-o paavak ka sehaj subhaa-o.  1.
 
The Braham Gyani is beyond the three aspects of Maya – Rajo, Tamo and Sato.  Just as the Nirgun Saroop is beyond the three aspects of Maya, so is a Braham Gyani.  He has completely won over Maya.  Maya serves a Braham Gyani.  Whereas everybody else in this world serves Maya. 

The Braham Gyani is ever and always clean from inside and out.  Just like a lotus flower which grows in dirty muddy water, yet still stays bright, shining and clean.   Living in this dark age of Kal Yug, with so much dirt hanging around in the entire word due to the deep mental sicknesses, a Braham Gyani stays clean from inside out. 

The Braham Gyani’s mind and soul are always stable and nothing can distract Him from serving the Truth.  He is like a sun which absorbs all of the darkness and lightens up the entire universe with its unlimited light.  The Braham Gyani whose inside is full of Divine Light, takes away all of the darkness of the mind and soul, and all of the sins are diminished with the Braham Parkash. 

The Braham Gyani is like the air.  The air is said to be one of the first and foremost creations of Akal Purakh and is termed as Pawan Guru in GurBani.  It is the most essential element of life on this Earth.  We cannot survive without air for more than a few minutes.  Life exists because of air, so its importance should be understood.  The Braham Gyani is like the air which doesn’t discriminate against anybody or anything whatever it may be.  The air reaches all of us equally, so does the Braham Gyani.  He is single vision, meaning for Him all are equal.  For Him a king or a beggar are the same.  For him there is no difference between sorrow and happiness.  There is no difference between gold and the soil for Him.  This means He is always in complete stability and nothing can distract Him for moving on the path of Truth. 

The Braham Gyani is always in full contentment.  He is not shaken by any distractions around Him.  He is as unaffected by the worldly affairs as is the Earth in this universe.  This means His truthful Hirda becomes so big and Dana Dina (always kind to everyone), that He gets the power to remain silent under all circumstances. 

The Braham Gyani is like a fire which burns everything by its very nature.  In the presence of such an enlightened soul, all of the sinful thoughts, all of the distractions, doubts, Dubidha, Bharams, all of the Panj Doots and other such mental sicknesses are burnt away. 

Wherever a Braham Gyani is present there is absolutely no effect of Maya.  The place and Sangat of a Braham Gyani remains beyond the effect of Maya.  The Sangat of a Braham Gyani is where we can experience the Dargah of Akal Purakh here on Earth. 
 
Braham gyani nirmal tay nirmalaa.
Jaisay mail na laagai jalaa.
Braham gyani kai man ho-ay pargaas.
Jaisay dhar oopar aakaas.
Braham gyani kai mitar satar samaan.
Braham gyani kai naahee abhimaan.
Braham gyani ooch tay oochaa.
Man apnai hai sabh tay neechaa.
Braham gyani say junn bha-ay.
Nanak jin prabh aap karay-i.  2.
 
The Braham Gyani is absolutely clean, pure and pious inside and out.  He is a Puran Sachyara from inside and out.  His Hirda is a Puran Sachyara Hirda, full of all divine qualities of a Sada Suhaagan.  This makes His Hirda as infinite as Akal Purakh Himself. 

A Braham Gyani is like the water which washes away the dirt, but upon evaporating returns to its pure form.  Similarly, the Braham Gyani washes all of the dirt from our mind and soul.  The dirt that has accumulated on our soul and mind from all of our previous lives.  The Braham Gyani washes all of the dirt from our mind and soul and still stays absolutely clean, pure and pious.  He remains in His original form, completely enlightened with Braham Gyan and Puran Parkash. 

The Braham Gyani is the source of the GurParsaad of Naam, the Nirgun Saroop Puran Parkash.  The Braham Gyani has infinite spiritual powers and has the capacity to wash and clean up all of the people that go into His Sangat with full belief and commitment, faith and trust, devotion and love. 

His Hirda and soul remain lit by the Almighty, like a sun that keeps the entire universe lit.  In fact, a Puran Braham Gyani who resides in Paar Braham Khand, (the part of Sach Khand where there is complete silence) will have His Hirda lit with as much divine light as 21 spiritual suns. 

The Braham Gyani doesn’t regard anyone as an enemy.  He doesn’t have any kind of animosity with anyone at all.  For Him everybody is equal.  He sees everyone with a single vision.  He is full of complete humbleness at all of the times.  His mind and soul are always down to Earth.  He considers Himself as the dust of the feet of the entire universe, Kot Brahmand.  This quality of extreme humbleness makes Him spiritually very high in the Dargah of Paar Braham Parmeshwar. 

Humbleness is the key element in the life of a Sikh.  A person doesn’t deserve to be called a Sikh if He is not full of utmost humbleness and humility.  Gareebi Ves Hirda is the mandatory divine quality of a Sikh, a GurSikh and a Gurmukh.  Humbleness and humility of the mind and soul is the key to the Dargah of Akal Purakh.  At many places in GurBani, Guru Nanak Patshah Ji has called Himself a Neech, “Nanak neech kahey veechaar.”

Guru Nanak Patshah Ji has called Himself a Dassan Dass too.  It means “slave of the slaves.”  That is the kind of humbleness Guru Nanak Patshah Ji has taught us we should be earning in our soul and mind.  The Gurus envisioned GurSikhi (the way of Guru Sikh) as a Halimi Raj – a society full of love and respect for each other.  The utmost humbleness and humility brings in the sense of respect and love for everyone in the society and eliminates the feelings of hatred and animosity.  Ego is the worst enemy of a person.  It is also called Haumai or Ahankaar in GurBani.  This is the deep mental sickness as described in GurBani, “Haumai deeragh rog hai.”

Ego brings in and promotes anger in our mind and body which is our worst enemy.  Anger leads to hatred, fighting, war, revenge and selfishness.  Anger is also a deep mental sickness.  Ego resides in the head of a person.  It takes us away from the Almighty, whereas humbleness and humility brings us closer to the Almighty.   Love is the essence of spirituality and Divinity.  Love is the Truth.  Love prevails forever.  Love is the language of Akal Purakh, “Bhakhyeaa bhao apaar.”

This means:-

·         Bhakhyeaa – language, way of communication, way of talking to each other, dialogue.
·         Bhao – unconditional love, love with sacrifice, love for giving, love for removing others sufferings and pains.
·         Apaar – who is limitless, who is unlimited, who is infinite.

LOVE

Love is Supreme.
Love is Infinite.
Love has no dimensions.
Love has no boundaries.
Love is the sacrifice.
Love is selfless living.
Love is to give.
Love is to surrender everything to Akal Purakh.
Love is to serve others.
Love is to diminish the suffering and pain of others.
Love is to give Amrit and take out the poison from the heart of a person.
Love is to give our heart to the Gur, Guru and Gur Sangat.
Humbleness and humility will remove ego, anger, revenge,
hatred, animosity, adverse feelings
and brings in love,
brings God inside us.

GurBani says, “Jin prem keeo tin hi prabh paayeo.”  Meaning only love can make us realize God.  Our love for God is not complete if we have not loved all of His creations as much as we love Him.  Only love can take us out of the shackles of Maya and unite us with Almighty and that is the purpose of the life of a Sikh.

We should all exercise utmost humility and humbleness in all of our deeds, actions, reactions, communications – written or oral.  By doing so we will learn the language of love, sacrifice, faith and trust in the Gur, Guru and GurBani and become closer and closer to the Almighty by eliminating ego and anger from our soul mind and body.

This is a GurParsaadi game so only such a person can reach this level of spirituality and become a Braham Gyani who is eternally blessed with the GurParsaad of Naam, Puran Bandgi, Seva – Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar.  In other words, the Almighty Himself creates a Braham Gyani for the benefit of the Sangat.  A Braham Gyani is the Mahima of Akal Purakh Himself. 
 
Braham gyani sagal kee reenaa.
Aatam ras braham gyani cheenaa.
Braham gyani kee sabh oopar ma-i-aa.
Braham gyani tay kachh buraa na bha-i-aa.
Braham gyani sada samadrasee.
Braham gyani kee darisat amrit barsee.
Braham gyani bandhan tay muktaa.
Braham gyani kee nirmal jugtaa.
Braham gyani ka bhojan gi-aan.
Nanak braham gyani ka braham dhi-aan.  3.

The Braham Gyani always remain very humble.  He is so humble that He remains the dust of the feet of the entire creation.  In fact, He remains the dust of the feet of entire universe.  For Him everybody else is higher than Him.  His Hirda is full of Gareebi, full of utmost humbleness.  This quality of extreme humbleness comes only when one’s ego completely vanishes.  This is the key to the Paar Braham Khand where a Puran Braham Gyani resides in the Charans of Akal Purakh. 

That is why He enjoys Atam Ras which is higher than Naam Amrit.  The Atam Ras is the Param Jyot Puran Parkash – Nirgun Saroop of Akal Purakh and only a Braham Gyani can see, feel and enjoy it continuously.  That is why Khalsa is a Puran Braham Gyani, because according to Dassam Patshah,  “Atam ras jeh janye so hi khalas dev.  Prabh meh moh meh taas meh ranchak nahin bhed.”  Atam Ras is the real internal compliance, Rehat.  Puran Jyot Parkash inside the Hirda is the real Rehat.  Iinternal compliance makes a person a Khalsa or a Braham Gyani. 

The Braham Gyani showers every one with complete happiness.  His face, mind and soul will always remain in complete happiness and He showers this happiness upon all who come into contact with him.  The real happiness is in winning over Maya and desires.  That is what happens in the Sangat of a Puran Braham Gyani.  In their Sangat we can get the GurParsaad of Naam, Puran Bandgi and Seva and eventually become like Him and achieve the everlasting eternal happiness. 

The Braham Gyani never thinks bad of nor does bad to anyone.  His Hirda is full of divine love for everyone.  He never sees anybody with hatred.  There is no hatred in His Hirda at all.  He loves everyone as much as He loves the Creator.  He is always very kind to everybody, Dana Dina, due to His highest divine quality of single vision.  He sees the entire universe with single vision.  He has one pure and pious thought, one and only one true thought and that is to diminish the suffering of others.  He provides the Sangat with His blessings and helps them move on the path to salvation. 

His eyes are always full of Amrit and Puran Parkash and He showers this Amrit on all those who come to His Sangat.  The Braham Gyani is free from all of the ties that are created by Maya.  He is not affected by anything that happens around Him.  He is above all worldly ties, Bandhans, whether these are family ties, social ties, or other relations, caste and creed, Dharam and Karam.  In summary, nothing can come between Him and the Creator. 

He always stays in complete stability of soul and mind and nothing can distract Him.  All of His actions and reactions, deeds, and His lifestyle are pure and pious.  All of His deeds are truthful.  He is always serving the Truth.  The food for His soul and mind is the divine knowledge.  He is always engaged in distributing this divine knowledge, Braham Gyan, that keeps on continuously flowing into Him from the Almighty.  Basically, there is a direct connection of all His five senses at all times with Akal Purakh. 

Whatever He speaks is absolute Truth and are the words of the Almighty Himself.  By virtue of this divinely blessed quality, He is always one on one with Paar Braham Parmeshwar.  His soul and mind are always connected to the Creator. 
 
Braham gyani ayk oopar aas.
Braham gyani ka nahee binaas.
Braham gyani kai gareebee samaahaa.
Braham gyani par-upkaar omaahaa.
Braham gyani kai naahee dhandhaa.
Braham gyani lay dhaavat bandhaa.
Braham gyani kai ho-ay so bhalaa.
Braham gyani sufal falaa.
Braham gyani sang sagal udhaar.
Nanak braham gyani japai sagal sansaar.  4.
 
The Braham Gyani is always one on one with God.  God loves Him so much that He blesses him to never be destroyed.  The one who gets enlightened with Tat Gyan can never be destroyed.  No evil force can hurt or destroy such a soul.  The Braham Gyani has a completely humble Hirda.  His heart is always steeped in deep humility, Gareebi Ves Hirda. 

Such divinely blessed qualities make him think and do only good for others.  He derives full enjoyment out of this.  His job is to bring the Sangat together and bring them closer and closer to Akal Purakh through Bhagti.  His job is to move the Sangat on the path to salvation and to achieve salvation.  He does everything to help the Sangat and blesses them with salvation.  This is the highest level of service to God and mankind on this Earth.  That is what a Braham Gyani does. 

His mind and soul are always in control and in complete obedience to the Almighty, Puran Hukam.  He gets the highest level of happiness by obeying His orders.  Nothing else can distract His mind.  He is always of stable mind and soul.  The Panj Doots all serve him and cannot distract Him.  They are under His control.

Through His divine actions and deeds of doing good for others, He makes His life sublime.  Anybody who comes in contact with a Braham Gyani and becomes a part of His Sangat with trust and faith, love and devotion, achieves salvation.  Akal Purakh is addressing Nanak and telling him that with the blessings of such a Braham Gyani the entire world unites with Naam and meditation.
 
Braham gyani kai aykai rang.
Braham gyani kai basai prabh sang.
Braham gyani kai naam aadhaar.
Braham gyani kai naam parvaar.
Braham gyani sada sad jaagat.
Braham gyani ahan-budh ti-aagat.
Braham gyani kai man parmaanand.
Braham gyani kai ghar sada anand.
Braham gyani sukh sehaj nivaas.
Nanak braham gyani ka nahee binaas.  5.
 
The Braham Gyani is always absorbed in the Almighty.  This means His soul and mind are always saturated with Atam Ras and God is always within Him.  God and the Braham Gyani are one and the same.  This has been further clarified in the following Saloks of Sukhmani.  Naam is everything for a Braham Gyani.  That is His foundation.  His personality and character are built on Naam and Naam means God Himself.  All of His Sangat is Naam Pariah, meaning His real congregation.  Those people who are united with Naam are His real family.  His soul and mind are always awake, meaning He is always in Truth and is always serving the Truth.  All of His actions and deeds are to serve the Truth.  He is always engaged in the service of Sat Naam, of Paar Braham Parmeshwar. 

Since the Braham Gyani is always connected to the Creator, there is nothing left of His own wisdom.  All of the wisdom that comes to Him is divine wisdom, Braham Gyan.  All His deeds are based on this divine wisdom.  This happens because He kills His Haumai.  Hence, He always operates and stays in complete humbleness. 

Due to such divine qualities, the Braham Gyani is always in the highest state of enjoyment and happiness.  The Braham Gyani has complete silence in His mind and soul.  The Braham Gyani is always stable and nothing can distract him from serving the Truth.  Nothing can distract His soul and mind.  No evil thoughts can even come near him.  There is nothing that can harm him or destroy Him. 
 
Braham gyani braham ka baytaa.
Braham gyani ayk sang haytaa.
Braham gyani kai ho-ay achint.
Braham gyani ka nirmal mant.
Braham gyani jis karai prabh aap.
Braham gyani ka bad partaap.
Braham gyani ka daras badbhaagee paa-ee-ai.
Braham gyani ka-o bal bal jaa-ee-ai.
Braham gyani ka-o khojeh mahaysur.
Nanak braham gyani aap parmaysur.  6.
 
The Braham Gyani knows the Almighty.  He has discovered God.  He has learned about Paar Braham Parmeshwar.  By virtue of this and other spiritual and divine qualities and spiritual powers that have been blessed by the Creator to Him, He becomes a representative of God.  His unlimited love for God takes Him to a high spiritual condition.  He is always carefree, meaning He doesn’t think about the past or future.  He lives in the present, acts in the present and always does so under Hukam of Akal Purakh. 

All of His deeds in the present are truthful and for serving the Truth.  All of His words and advice are always very pious and pure and spiritually of a very high value.  His words are Amrit Bachans.  He holds a very high position in the spiritual universe and Dargah.  Only that soul becomes a Braham Gyani which has been blessed by Akal Purakh Himself. 

Those people are very fortunate who get to meet such a Braham Gyani.  Only very fortunate people get blessed to be in the Sangat of such an enlightened soul.  So they should always be very, very thankful to the Almighty for getting such a golden opportunity.  Even the Devtas like Shiv Ji look for the Sangat of such a Braham Gyani.  The Almighty is telling Nanak that such an enlightened soul is a living God Himself on the face of this Earth.  This means that He has all of the spiritual powers of Akal Purakh Himself. 
 
Braham gyani kee keemat naahi.
Braham gyani kai sagal man maahi.
Braham gyani ka ka-un jaanai bhayd.
Braham gyani ka-o sada adays.
Braham gyani ka kathi-aa na jaa-ay adhaakh-yar.
Braham gyani sarabh ka thaakur.
Braham gyani kee mit ka-un bakhaanai.
Braham gyani kee Gat braham gyani jaanai.
Braham gyani ka ant na paar.
Nanak braham gyani ka-o sada namaskaar.  7.
 
The Braham Gyani is blessed with all of the divine qualities of Akal Purakh, such as having no boundaries and limits.  His divine qualities cannot be evaluated or estimated by any person, therefore, it is of prime importance to understand that we should all bow before such an enlightened soul.  The Braham Gyani’s Mahima, divine qualities, are so many, like Almighty Himself, that no matter what we say in His praise, we cannot describe His divine qualities.  The Braham Gyani is like the Creator Himself.  The Braham Gyani is also God for all.  Nobody can estimate and describe the spiritual powers of a Braham Gyani.  Only a Braham Gyani can describe another Braham Gyani.  Otherwise, there is no-one that can describe His divine qualities and spiritual powers.  Therefore, we should always offer our Namaskaar and Dandauth Bandhna when greeting such an enlightened soul who is one with God Himself. 
 
Braham gyani sabh sarisat ka kartaa.
Braham gyani sad jeevai nahee martaa.
Braham gyani mukat jugat jee-a ka daataa.
Braham gyani puran purakh bidhaataa.
Braham gyani anaath ka naath.
Braham gyani ka sabh oopar haath.
Braham gyani ka sagal akaar.
Braham gyani aap nirankaar.
Braham gyani kee sobhaa braham gyani banee.
Nanak braham gyani sarabh ka dhanee.  8. 8.
 
The Braham Gyani Himself is the Creator of this universe and runs the universe and who can run the universe?  Only Akal Purakh.  The Braham Gyani is above the cycle of life and death.  He is always alive and existent.  He is the Truth.  He is the one who can show the path to salvation and the giver of the highest spiritual condition.  This means that a Braham Gyani has the capability to institute a person into the highest spiritual condition – Sach Khand.  Only God can do this so that means the Braham Gyani is Himself the Almighty. 

Braham Gyani is the father of all of the orphans.  We are all orphans.  The ones who are not Suhaagans are considered to be orphans.  Everything that we see is owned and operated by the Braham Gyani.  HE HIMSELF IS LIKE GOD.  Only a Braham Gyani can know a Braham Gyani’s Divinity and spirituality, His actions, reactions and deeds, because He is the owner of the entire universe.