Salok.
Karan kaaran prabh ayk hai doosar naahee ko-ay.
Nanak tis balihaarnai jal thal mahee-al so-ay.  1.

Guru Pancham Patshah Ji Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Arjun Dev Ji is very kindly giving us this eternal piece of divine wisdom about the operation of the entire universe.  Wisdom about the divine super power which is behind the creation and its operation.  The Super Power that keeps everything going has been experienced and described in this Astpadi. 

It is of paramount importance for us to understand the operation of nature.  Once we understand this divine piece of wisdom and apply it in our daily life then we will be able to diminish our ego.  Ego which has been defined in GurBani as a deep and chronic mental sickness.  By curing this chronic mental sickness we can go to Jivan Mukti.  Haumai is a chronic mental sickness because it makes us believe that we are the performers, that we are the doers.  This kind of ego thinking keeps us away from the Eternal Truth.  We need to realize that it is not our physical body which performs the deeds, but it is the Super Power running this physical body of ours that makes everything happen in and around us. 

For understanding this divine piece of wisdom (for that matter to get an answer to any questions which pop up in our mind at any point of time) let us pray with pressed palms.  Let us pray with Kottan Kot Dandauth Bandhna at the Shri Charans of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmeshwar and Dhan Dhan Guru.  Let us pray with Kottan Kot Shukrana at the Shri Charans of Dhan Dhan Guru and Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar.  Let us pray with a Gareebi Ves Hirda, in full humbleness, with belief, faith, trust, devotion and love.  Let us pray for help to  understand this priceless piece of divine wisdom.  Let us pray for help to bring this divine wisdom into our daily life so we may achieve the very objective of our human life – Jivan Mukti. 

Please always remember that doing GurBani is the key to success and not just reading GurBani.  Whenever we pray as explained above we are sure to be blessed with GurParsaad of earning the divine wisdom presented by Dhan Dhan Guru Sahib Ji in the entire GurBani.  Even if we take just one Gur Shabad and put it into practice in our daily life, it opens up the passage to Sach Khand for us and leads us to Jivan Mukti.  These divine Shabads presented in the Shabad Guru – GurBani are not just mere words or a scripture, but it is the divine promise of Dhan Dhan Guru and Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar to us all.  So if we perform what we are told through these divine Shabad Guru then we are bound to reap the rewards and become what GurBani tells us to become. 

Gur Shabad Ki Kamai is the key to the Dargah, not only the key, but a license to stay in the Dargah forever.  The Gur Shabad Ki Kamai means to perform whatever GurBani is telling us to do, to bring all of the divine qualities inside us and to delete all of the bad qualities from our inside.  The Gur Shabad Ki Kamai means to earn Puran Sachyari Rehat, to win over the mind, to win over Maya, to win over the Panj Doots, to win over all of the desires and to be one with God, to merge in God. 

Deletion of bad qualities and addition of all of the divine qualities inside our Hirda is the key to success.  Filling our Hirda with all of the divine qualities is what we call Bandgi.  Filling in our Hirda with all of the divine qualities makes our Hirda a Sant Hirda.  It is the Hirda that is the Sant and not the outside dress or outside symbols and rituals.  It is a matter of internal transformation and not external transformation.  Internal transformation happens when we carve all of the divine qualities inside our Hirda.  This can only happen only if we practice them in our daily life. 

Basically, the Gur Shabad is the Hukam, the will of God, that prevails.  The ones who follow the Hukam and don’t fight with the Hukam, prevail.  The ones who don’t follow the Hukam and fight with the Hukam, lose.  The one who follows the Hukam and remains calm under all circumstances is a spiritual gainer.  The one who fights with the Hukam is a loser and remains a loser until He starts to follow the Hukam.  Following the Hukam is a GurParsaad.  It only happens with GurParsaad.  Recognition of this fact that following the Hukam comes only with GurParsaad, builds the foundation of the divine wisdom that there is only one Doer – Karta Purakh and that everything happens according to the will of God and not anything else. 

The key to the spiritual success is the recognition of the Hukam and following the Hukam.  By doing so we will eliminate our Haumai and reach the Param Padvi and become a Puran Braham Gyani.  But, at the same time this power of recognizing the Hukam is a GurParsaadi super power, so until the divine gift, GurParsaadi power of recognition, is blessed on us by Dhan Dhan Gur and Guru, we should keep on praying continuously to Dhan Dhan Gur and Guru.  The best and the highest way of praying is by doing Naam Simran, “Sat Naam” Simran.  In fact, we need to keep on praying to Dhan Dhan Gur and Guru for a the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva.  The ones who are blessed with this GurParsaad become Dhan Dhan and reach the Param Padvi. 

The key to Dargahi success can also be described as a complete surrender to the Gur and Guru with Tunn, Munn and Dhann.  Give up everything to the Almighty and you are blessed with the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva – Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar.  The real divine heart is a Parupkaari and Maha Parupkaari Hirda – a heart full of love and devotion.  A heart full of love for the entire creation because it is Ik Drisht and has no animosity.  In this way every Gur Shabad takes us deep into the Mansarovar.  In Mansarovar there is Divinity, Divinity, Divinity only and nothing else.  Mansarovar  is the Nirgun Saroop Param Jyot Puran Parkash, it fills a Hirda with divine qualities, that is called a Sant Hirda.

In simple words, the key to spiritual success is in believing in all of our physical and practical senses throughout dailily life, that there is One Doer.  Whenever in GurBani we refer to One it means God, Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar.  Since God is the only Doer, so He is the only operator of the entire creation.  The entire creation is run by the infinite super divine powers of the Almighty and if we trust and follow this Gur Shabad then there remains no place for Haumai.  Ego is eliminated and when that happens we reach the salvation stage as our separation from God is only due to our Haumai. 

Guru Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly giving us the divine wisdom to sacrifice everything we have in the service of the only Doer – Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar.  Once we do so and earn this divine Gur Shabad then we kill our Haumai and once that happens then we come under the Puran Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar.  By doing so we achieve the objective of our human life which is salvation.

The elimination of Haumai is a mandatory divine requirement for reaching the spiritual heights.  As long as we are in Haumai we are unable to reach a complete realization of the Almighty.  But, as soon as we break the barrier of Haumai and earn this Tat Gyan that our reincarnating is due to our Haumai, then we break all of the barriers and go back and merge into the Nirgun Saroop of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar.  It is of paramount divine importance to earn this divine wisdom which tells us that the life power behind every creation is the divine power and is run by Akal Purakh Himself, and nobody else. 

In the remainder of this Astpadi, Dhan Dhan Pancham Patshah Ji has very kindly elaborated on this divine law, that there is only One Doer.  Let us pray to the Almighty again for giving us GurParsaad of absorbing the divine wisdom into our daily life by putting it into practice. 

Astpadi.
Karan karaavan karnai jog.
Jo tis bhaavai so-ee hog.
Khin meh thaap uthaapanhaaraa.
Ant nahee kichh paaraavaaraa.
Hukmay dhaar adhar rahaavai.
Hukmay upjai hukam samaavai.
Hukmay ooch neech bi-uhaar.
Hukmay anik rang parkaar.
Kar kar daykhai apnee vadi-aa-ee.
Nanak sabh meh rahi-aa samaa-ee.  1.

Dhan Dhan SatGuru Ji Shri Guru Arjun Dev Ji continues in giving us the divine wisdom about the Creator  and the only Doer – Karta Purakh.  Being the Karta is the supreme divine quality of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji.  The entire creation is infinite in nature.  There is no limit to the creation.  The entire creation cannot be measured.  It is His Sargun Saroop.  Since He is infinite and so is His Sargun Saroop.  Has anybody seen the beginning and end of His creation?  Do we know how many Earth like planets there are?  How many planets are there?  How many moons are there?  How many suns are there?  How many stars and galaxies are there?  The answer is,  “no we do not know!”   How can anybody see the beginning and end of something that is infinite?  That is why GurBani describes this as Sargun Saroop of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji. 

Nobody, no brain nor science has established the beginning and the end of the creation.  No Sant, Bhagat, Braham Gyani, SatGur has been able to see the beginning and end of the entire creation.  The entire creation has been created by the divine will – Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji and is operated under the divine will – Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji.  So where is the beginning and end of the Hukam?  The answer is that we do not know.  There is no beginning or end to the Hukam either.  His Hukam is also infinite and anybody who follows His Hukam will become a part of the Infinite by merging in the Infinite. 

Whenever we refer to the word infinite in these writings with GurParsaad, we mean Infinite God Himself.  So the creation is infinite, has been created by the Infinite, and the reason behind creating the creation is infinite too.  For understanding it better and in a practical way please look around, look at every object around you right now wherever you are.  For example, whilst bringing this GurParsaad to you, this Sevak is sitting in a room with a laptop on a wooden desk.  When we look at the wooden desk we see that this wood has come from a tree.  What was the origin of the tree?  How was it created?  What was the force behind the creation of the tree?  The tree has been born from a seed in the Earth.  It is amazing to think just how big a tree was hidden in that small seed.  The seed that fell under the crest of the earth, came out and grew by drawing its food from the Earth.  It grew so big and in doing so it served the other parts of the creation in countless ways.  What is the force behind the universal fact that a mango will grow only on mango tree, banana will grow only on a banana tree and so on?  What is the logic behind a rose flower being red or pink or yellow or white?  And when the logic fails the divine power takes over.  Also it is impossible to find the primal origin of the seed. 

Now look at the desk wood itself.  Fire is contained in the wood.  Isn’t that amazing!  Wood is  flammable yet contains the fire in it.  Both of these incompatible elements are being held together, but by what force?  Is it not the divine super power or the Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji that is keeping these two incompatible elements together?  Which means that there is the presence of the divine super power in this piece of wood.  That is why it is a part of the Sargun Saroop, because it has been created and present in its present form under the divine will, the Hukam of Akal Purakh. 

Another most wondrous example of the divine will – Hukam of the Infinite is water.  Its elements are hydrogen and oxygen, which are highly incompatible in nature.  Hydrogen is extremely inflammable and oxygen is a catalyst and helps in burning.  Yet, these two highly incompatible elements are being held together to form water which is used to extinguish fire and it gives life to the rest of the creation.  So what is the force behind holding these two highly incompatible elements together which is essential for survival?  Is there any scientific explanation behind it?  Is there any scientific logic behind it?  Is there any scientific reason or theory behind it?  At least it is beyond the comprehension of a human mind in the physical senses or five senses.  Only the sixth sense or the divine sense can realize this hidden super divine Infinite power which is holding these two highly incompatible elements together which transforms them into water which is essential for survival.  That is why GurBani calls Pani (water) as Pita (father), “Pawan Guru Pani Pita” because both are essential for survival. 

If we further look around us then we will realize that everything has come from nature – Sargun Saroop and is for serving the Sargun Saroop.  The biggest and most refined example of the Hukam is the creation of the human physicalbBody which consists of Panj Tat.  These are the five elements – air, water, fire, Earth and sky (space/ether).  All of these five elements are again highly incompatible.  Fire and water are incompatible.  Fire is extinguished by water.  Earth and water are incompatible as earth dissolves in water.  Air and fire are incompatible as fire is enhanced by air and so on.  So the bottom line is that all of these five elements are highly incompatible and cannot be held together in all physical senses.  So what is it that is holding these five highly incompatible elements together?  What is the force behind it that is keeping these five highly incompatible elements together?  Is it not the Infinite Divine Force – the force of life, the Jyot inside us is holding these elements together?  And as soon as the Jyot leaves the body these five elements go back to their respective places. 

This is what is meant by “nanak sabh meh rahi-aa samaa-ee.”  Everything is created under His Infinite Hukam, lives under His Infinite Hukam, works under His Infinite Hukam, grows under His infinite Hukam, changes under His Infinite Hukam, diminishes under His Infinite Hukam and vanishes under His Infinite Hukam.  The creation and destruction is all carried under His Infinite Hukam.  This is His job – to create and to destroy, creation and destruction.  To create, change, diminish and destroy are all carried out under His Infinite Hukam.  His divine will – Infinite Hukam is His Mahima.  Only His Infinite Hukam prevails – nothing else prevails, and those who recognize Him as Karta – the Doer – the Creator – the Infinite Hukam go back and merge with Him and become one with Him. 

Please keep in mind this is only a glimpse of His Infinite Hukam, which we have physically sensed and tried to put into words with GurParsaad.  But, the key is the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva which will take us to the heights of spiritual world when we will be able to see and physically experience and sense Nirgun Saroop in Sargun Saroop under the Infinite Hukam. 

Prabh bhaavai maanukh Gat paavai.
Prabh bhaavai taa paathar taraavai.
Prabh bhaavai bin saas tay raakhai.
Prabh bhaavai taa har gun bhaakhai.
Prabh bhaavai taa patit udhaarai.
Aap karai aapan beechaarai.
Duhaa Shri-aa ka aap su-aamee.
Khaylai bigsai antarjaamee.
Jo bhaavai so kaar karaavai.
Nanak daristee avar na aavai.  2.

When we realize the Infinite Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji then salvation – Jivan Mukti becomes easy for us.  Salvation is a GurParsaad, it is the divine will – Infinite Hukam that makes salvation possible.  When we realize that there is only one Karta Purakh – Doer and His Hukam prevails then that brings the death of our ego – Haumai.  Death of is Jivan Mukti.  Jivan Mukti is basically, Mukti from Maya – Panj Doots and desires.  So Jivan Mukti is winning over the Panj Doots and desires. 

When we win over the Panj Doots then there remains no desire to achieve anything else.  Once all of the five senses come under the divine will and the Hukam is realized and followed then there remains no desire to accomplish anything.  Then all of the five senses come under the infinite Hukam – the sixth sense – the divine sense.  Then all of the Karams become Sat Karams, then there is no Paap or Punn, there remains no difference between gold and sand, then there remains no difference between Sukh and Dukh – pains, sorrows and happiness become one.  When this happens then God is pleased by the fact that we are now living according to His mandatory divine laws – a eternally truthful life.  We become Truth by our self, we see, hear, speak, deliver and serve only and only Truth – which is called becoming Sat Saroop.  By doing so we please God and become eligible to receive His eternal happiness – Sat Chit Anand.  By doing so we achieve salvation. 

A man living under the influence of Maya – Panj Doots and desires is like a stone lying in the deep sea of scum – that is what is Bhavsagar – sea of the scum of Maya.  The man is like a stone staying drenched deep in this Bhavsagar – sea of Maya.  It is all of the will of God that makes it possible for us to get the GurParsaad of salvation through the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva – Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar.  The bottom line is to please God so we should always keep on praying for the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva – Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar. 

Look inside, don’t we feel happy if somebody sitting far from us remembers us with love and devotion?  It is the divine law, the law of love and devotion, the law of faith and trust, the law of commitment and belief, which prompts the GurParsaad of Naam and Naam Simran.  In the same way we can make God happy by dedicating ourselves to His true selfless divine devotion and love with faith and trust. 

Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva is the divine path that make us Sat Saroop and this way brings into us all of the divine qualities and makes our Hirda a pure Sant Hirda under Puran Sachyari Rehat – the Rehat of conquering Panj Doots and desires.  Thereby making our Hirda a place for Akal Purakh to appear in.  In this way He makes a stone drenched deep in the scum of Maya, cross over this Bhavsagar with the GurParsaad. 

We need to realize and understand that GurParsaad has two ends.  One end is the Dargah of Akal Purakh and other end is this Bhavsagar.  The understanding of Bhavsagar and three attributes of Maya – Rajo, Tamo and Sato makes it possible to start moving towards the other end of Dargah.  Once we start doing this and start moving on this path to Eternity then with the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva we can make both ends meet and completely realize God within our own self. 

This Bhavsagar people are currently living in, which is being governed by the three aspects of Maya: Rajo, Tamo and Sato, is a game of the Creator.  Those who remain under the Rajo and Tamo aspects of Maya don’t find their way out of this Bhavsagar.  But, those who work and operate under the Sato aspect eventually find a way out when they are picked up by God and given the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva.  Eventually they swim across the Bhavsagar and go back and merge with God. 

When God is pleased then anything can happen.  When God is pleased then unbelievably strange things can and do happen.  There have been many instances in the history of various Sants and Bhagats when these kind of divinely wondrous – Bismaad things have happened and they continue to happen in the present and will continue to happen in future as well.  When God is pleased we achieve Jivan Mukti – salvation.  No matter how much of a sinner we are, no matter how bad we have been, no matter how deeply we are drenched in the scum of Maya, it only takes a fraction of a second to turn us around with the GurParsaad and GurKirpa.

When God is pleased then our body can stay alive without breathing.  This means some people can come back to life after death.  When God is pleased then He bestows His Infinite GurKirpa and GurParsaad upon His Bhagats and delegates them all or some (depending upon their level of Bandgi and Seva) of His super divine powers. 

Singing His praises is a GurParsaad and GurKirpa as well.  Everything that happens to us is a GurKirpa and GurParsaad.  In everything that happens to us there is some goodness hidden for us.  His GurKirpa is Infinite like Him.  So please never complain and accept our destiny as it is and keep on praying for the GurParsaad and GurKirpa of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva and focus on doing Sat Karams.  We are then bound to succeed in achieving the objective of the human life which is salvation.  So please always and forever keep this in mind that there is only one Doer – Karta Purakh and everything happens according to His Infinite Hukam.  He is sitting right in our Hirda and watches us every moment, so we cannot hide anything from Him, He knows everything that goes through our mind and Hirda. 

Kaho maanukh tay ki-aa ho-ay aavai.
Jo tis bhaavai so-ee karaavai.
Is kai haath ho-ay taa sabh kichh lay-ay.
Jo tis bhaavai so-ee karay-i.
Anjaanat bikhi-aa meh rachai.
Jay jaanat aapan aap bachai.
Bharmay bhoolaa dah dis dhaavai.
Nimakh maahi chaar kunt fir aavai.
Kar kirpa jis apnee bhagat day-ay.
Nanak tay junn naam milay-ay.  3.

Whatever we sow so shall we reap.  Whatever we get and whatever happens in our lives is in accordance with the destiny we built based on our past deeds.  That is basically what is meant by Karta – the Divine Law Maker, who has written all of the mandatory divine laws.  Such as in this world our physical life is governed by the law of the land, the spiritual life is governed by the laws of the Dargah of Akal Purakh.  If human beings had the power to write their own spiritual laws as well, then man would become supreme and try to grab everything he could. 

More specifically, in this dark age of Kal Yug, even the people at the helm of power are more interested in themselves and building an empire of their own wealth rather than looking after the interest of others by way of their moral and constitutional responsibilities.  This has become human nature in the dark age of Kal Yug to collect worldly possessions by fair or foul means.  That is why it is true that an ordinary person is drenched in the scum of Maya (the poison of Rajo and Tamo aspects) unaware of the consequences of being so in the future. 

Believing and living in this world of Maya under the Rajo and Tamo aspects and just engaged in the collection of the worldly possessions in whatever way we can collect, by fair or foul means, forms the basis of the biggest illusion we are living in this dark age of Kal Yug.  The darkness of Kal Yug doesn’t let us peep through and look at this Eternal Truth that none of these worldly possessions are going to go with us when we exit from this world.  Only our deeds, good or bad are going to go with us, which are going to form our future destiny.  We can peep through this darkness of the Kal Yug by focusing on our deeds and make them truthful deeds – Sat Karams.  Then we can see through this darkness and learn a way out from this illusion caused by the influence of Rajo and Tamo aspects of Maya.  This illusion keeps us trapped forever in the shackles of Maya. 

There is an unending stream of untrue (we say untrue because these thoughts are not going to get us anywhere, but keep us drenched in this scum of Rajo and Tamo aspects of Maya forever) thoughts and these thoughts prompting us to indulge in the untrue deeds.  Only awareness can help us come out of this illusion, only divine wisdom can help us come out of this status of our mind.  Only Gyan can help us bring our mind to rest.  The awareness, the divine wisdom, the Gyan will come only with the GurParsaad of Naam Simran and Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva, “Prabh key simran gyan dhyan tat budh.” 

Those who are blessed with GurParsaad go through this process of Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva – Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar.  Such souls are taken out of the scum of Rajo and Tamo aspects of Maya and move on the Sato aspect of Maya.  With GurParsaad they go beyond Maya and win over Maya completely and go back and merge in the Nirgun Saroop – and become Sat Saroop.  Therefore, we should all be praying for the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva, then only we can get out of this poisonous scum of Maya and illusions we have been living for all ages in the past.  This is a golden opportunity for us to understand and start moving on this Bandgi Marg. 

Khin meh neech keet ka-o raaj.
Paar Braham gareeb nivaaj.
Jaa ka darisat kachhoo na aavai.
Tis tatkaal dah dis paragtaavai.
Jaa ka-o apunee karai bakhsees.
Taa ka laykhaa na ganai jagdees.
Jee-o pind sabh tis kee raas.
Gat ghat puran braham pargaas.
Apnee banat aap banaa-ee.
Nanak jeevai daykh badaa-ee.  4.

Dhan Dhan Guru Pancham Patshah Ji is continuing to give us the divine wisdom about the infinite and super divine powers of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji.  Please always and forever keep in mind these scriptures are not just words pulled out of thin air.  These things were physically realized by the Dhan Dhan Guru Sahibs in all physical senses and in all practical senses.  They experienced it in all of their  divine and physical senses and then wrote them down in the form of these scriptures for people of all coming ages to benefit from.  Those who believe these scriptures and trust them and act upon them in their daily life with devotion and love experience them the same way as Dhan Dhan Guru Sahibs did and become Dhan Dhan. 

The key to the Dargah is the Gareebi in Hirda – utmost humbleness.  Gareebi in the Hirda opens up the door to the Dargah of Akal Purakh.  With Gareebi Ves Hirda a person who is nothing more than a lowly worm, or the person who thinks himself as low as a lowly worm, a Kiram Jant, is greeted by God in His Dargah and becomes a king of Chaudha Lok Parlok.  Humbleness a mandatory divine quality, it is immeasurable, there is no dimension of humbleness, it is infinite like God Himself, there is no limit of humbleness.  By continuously enhancing our humbleness we keep on enhancing our Bandgi. 

Please keep in mind there is no end to Bandgi.  After complete realization, Seva – Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar, becomes our Bandgi and continues for ever.  The liberated souls come back on Earth again according to the Hukam to help people achieve their salvation.  Our humbleness should touch that level where we can call ourselves slaves of the entire creation.  Where we can call of ourselves Charan Dhool of the entire creation.  Where we can say everything else is above us, even Bishta Kaa Kiraa (maggot in manure) is above us, we are just lowest of the lowest in all physical and practical senses.  This is called Gareebi and when we become so Gareeb then Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar gives us so much respect that He makes us a king of Chaudha Lok Parlok.  So if we can become slave of the Bishta Kaa Kiraa then we can enter the Dargah of Akal Purakh.  Only the one who earns so much humbleness that He becomes the slave of the slaves, the slave of the Bishta Kaa Kiraa, Charan Dhool of the entire creation and becomes Gareebi Ves Hirda and who was never known to anybody else all around the world, becomes a king of the Chaudha Lok Parlok.  That one becomes famous instantly all over the world and not only that becomes known and respected by the entire creation.  That is what is meant by “dah dis paragtaavai.” 

The person who gets this GurParsaad of Chaudha Lok Parlok kingdom becomes Jivan Mukt.  Mukt from Maya, Mukt from all kinds of Bandhans, Mukt from the Bandhans of destiny and Karams.  His account of the Karams is closed down and He is liberated completely.  He goes back and becomes an integral part of the Infinite. 

Please look at the kindness of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji.  He has very kindly put Puran Jyot Parkash (pure divine light) inside everybody’s Hirda.  The life element in us is this Puran Jyot Parkash.  Our physical body works as long as this Puran Jyot Parkash remains in the body and when this Jyot is withdrawn then the body dies.  All we need to do is realize it within our own Hirda.  This means that even though Infinite God is sitting with His infinite powers inside your Hirda, you are not aware of this Divine Truth.  Instead you are being ruled by the three aspects of Maya.  You are not being ruled by the Puran Jyot Parkash sitting inside your Hirda due to your lack of awareness – lack of divine wisdom, lack of Gyan.  You are not aware of your own super divine powers and because you have mistaken this physical body as your own you run under the influence of Maya.  You have completely ignored the Puran Jyot Parkash inside.  This is what is meant by “Ghat ghat puran braham pargaas.”  Maya has taken over you and as a result of this you have become totally ignorant about the Puran Jyot Parkash in your Hirda. 

Those who give everything back to God, give Tunn, Munn and Dhann to the Gur and Guru, are blessed with GurParsaad of this Braham Gyan.  Only they go beyond Maya and completely realize this Puran Jyot Parkash inside their Hirda in all physical and practical senses.  The human is the most beautiful creation of God so think for a moment how much He has given us by way of sitting in the Puran Jyot Parkash form in our Hirda!

Look at the creation around us and focus on the kindness of God.  Focus on divine qualities of God: Karta Purakh, Nirbhao, Nirvair, Akal Murat, Ajuni, Saibhun(g) – which are beyond description.  Focus as much as we can.  By realizing this Puran Jyot Parkash inside our Hirda we find how caring and loving He is.  And how much He wants to give us.  Look at what He can make us – king of Chaudha Lok Parlok.  How can we explain His Mahima?  How can we explain His Wadyaaee (greatness)?  We should all try to realize this GurParsaad of Puran Jyot Parkash inside our Hirda and just keep our self engaged in praising His Mahima and Wadyaaee. 

Delivering the Mahima of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji is the way the Sants and Braham Gyanis use to serve Akal Purakh.  They see, hear, speak, deliver and serve only and only Eternal Truth to the people.  By doing so they become the Mahima of Akal Purakh.  Sants, Bhagats, Gurmukhs, Junn, Braham Gyanis, SatGurus are all of the Mahima of Akal Purakh.  God has given us all this human life to become His Mahima and not let it remain lying in the scum of Maya.

Is ka bal naahee is haath.
Karan karaavan sarabh ko naath.
Aagi-aakaaree bapuraa jee-o.
Jo tis bhaavai so-ee fun thee-o.
Kabhoo ooch neech meh basai.
Kabhoo sog harakh rang hasai.
Kabhoo nind chind bi-uhaar.
Kabhoo oobh akaas pa-i-aal.
Kabhoo baytaa braham beechaar.
Nanak aap milaavanhaar.  5.

Dhan Dhan Guru Sahib Ji Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly continuing to give us the divine wisdom about the Karta Purakh – THE ONLY DOER.  It is of paramount importance for us all to understand and carve this priceless jewel of divine wisdom in our Hirda forever. 

Look at all this from the perspective of the following divine fact: we are so fortunate to have the divine word of the Guru to lead us to the heights of the spiritual world.  The word of the Guru is a divine promise that will come true for us.  All we have to do is to listen to this divine word with full and complete commitment and belief, faith and trust, devotion and love.  Then put it into practice in our daily life. 

Note that doing GurBani is the key to success.  Those who perform what GurBani says become what GurBani describes.  They become Mahima of Akal Purakh.  They become Sant.  They become Braham Gyani.  They achieve Param Padvi.  They are given a place in the Dargah of Akal Purakh.  They become Puran Khalsa.  

The entire creation is being operated by the infinite super divine powers of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji.  All of the divine laws are framed by Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji.  All of the Dargahi Kanoons – divine laws are made by the Almighty and when we follow these divine laws and live our life according to these divine laws then we are bound to succeed in reaching salvation. 

The normal behavior and actions are governed by the divine law of Karma.  Our destiny so far was formed  due to our past Karni and our future destiny is carved due to our present Karni.  This is the divine law that prevails forever, there is nothing in our control.  Everything that happens in and around us is due to the divine super powers.  Thinking or saying, “I am doing it” meaning that MY physical body is doing it is ego.  If we say,  “I” meaning  “me, the physical body” then that is ego – Haumai.  There is no “I.”  There is no me.  There is no mine.  Everything that happens is due to the divine power.  Our breathing is due the divine power.  The beating of our heart and pumping of our blood is all thanks to the divine power. Moving our limbs and doing any physical work is all due to the divine power.  The entire creation and each and every creation is operating due to the divine power.  Thinking or saying that “I am” doing it or making it happen is ego, Haumai.  As long as we live in Haumai we cannot progress on this spiritual path.  This is a part of the surrendering completely process to Akal Purakh.  The ones who completely surrender themselves to Akal Purakh and the Guru with Tunn, Munn and Dhann – get salvation. 

Salvation is nothing but Mukti from Haumai.  Salvation is nothing but Mukti from Maya.  Going beyond Maya is Jivan Mukti.  Going beyond Maya merges us in Akal Purakh.  God is the Creator so to whom do we belong?  God is the Creator so who is our boss?  God is the Creator so who is the Master?  Is it not necessary to obey and remain within the command of the Master?  Those who remain in the command of the Master are welcomed back by Him when they leave the physical body.  Those who don’t live according to His command and fight with His command build up their future destiny according to their deeds and keep on reincarnating until they come under the direct command of God.  The Master will take us back as long as we are following the rules made by the Master.  But, if we disobey His command or fight with His command then that becomes our destiny and we have to come back time and again to carry out our destiny. 

Our Karni forces us to keep on reincarnating through death and birth for an indefinite period of time until we realize the importance of the Creator and the Doer.  When our physical body dies and our soul leaves the body then all of our Karni – our deeds, good or bad are carried along with our soul and basically, these deeds make us come back again and again to pay for these deeds.  It is basically, our deeds that are born again and again.  It is our destiny that forces our soul to come back and pay for these deeds.  We have to finish this account of deeds and that can only be done by reaching salvation – Jivan Mukti.  When we are enlightened with Puran Braham Gyan and we go into a mode where we live our remaining life not under the influence of Maya, but beyond Maya.  That is the real life – living under the direct Hukam of Akal Purakh is the real living.  Operating all of our five senses under the Hukam of Akal Purakh is the real divine living.  When Hirda is enlightened with Puran Jyot Parkash, our self wisdom or worldly wisdom or DurMat is eliminated then only divine wisdom remains.  When our mind is eliminated then our body comes under the Hukam of Puran Jyot Parkash and then all of the deeds become true deeds – Sat Karams.  All of our wisdom becomes divine wisdom and such people live the Hukam and they live forever in the Dargah of Akal Purakh. 

Only the divine command prevails and so the ones who follow the divine command prevail too.  Divine commands are Sat and the ones who live in the divine command become Sat too.  Everything else lives in Maya, in illusions, delusions, depressions, mental sicknesses – Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh, Ahankaar, Asa, Trishna, Mansha.  Everything else lives in Nindya, Chugli, Bakhili – slandering, Pakhand.  If we are not in Sach Khand then we are in Pakhand.  Only in Sach Khand is there no Pakhand.  Everything else is Pakhand.  Everything else lives in pains and sorrows, in worries and problems, physical and mental ailments. 

Those who get themselves involved in Bandgi become a Banda.  Banda means the one who is in Bandgi.  Bandgi is a life of slavery under Akal Purakh.  To become His Sevak is Bandgi.  To live in His Hukam is Bandgi.  To give everything to Him is Bandgi.  The ones who do so get GurParsaad and GurKirpa and this GurParsaad takes them into the Sach Khand and makes them meet and merge in Akal Purakh.  Such people become Puran Braham Gyanis.  They are the slaves of God and the entire creation.

Kabhoo nirat karai baho bhaat.
Kabhoo so-ay rahai din raat.
Kabhoo mahaa krodh bikraal.
Kabahoon sarabh kee hot ravaal.
Kabhoo ho-ay bahai bad raajaa.
Kabahu bhaykhaaree neech ka saajaa.
Kabhoo apkeerat meh aavai.
Kabhoo bhalaa bhalaa kahaavai.
Ji-o prabh raakhai tiv hee rahai.
Gur parsaad nanak sach kahai.  6.

Dhan Dhan Guru Pancham Patshah Ji Shri Guru Arjun Dev Ji Maharaj with His Anant, Beant and Apaar GurKirpa is giving us a description of the state of mind and state of deeds of various persons living on this Earth. 

Everbody is dancing the way Maya makes them.  Which means that everyone is operating under the influence of Maya.  If, for example, we take any of our daily deeds and analyze it, we will very easily find which aspect of Maya has influenced our particular action.  In other words, all of our actions can be attributed to the influence of Maya.  The entire world is being run by Maya except the one who has conquered over Maya.  Such a soul has gone beyond Maya and is operating under the direct divine command – Hukam. 

People living under the influence of the Tamo aspect have Tamo Birti – and are greatly influenced by the Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh and Ahankaar.  People living under the Rajo aspect develop Rajo Birti – and become desirous of accumulating all worldly possessions by fair or foul means.  People living under the influence of Sato aspect engage themselves in religious activities. 

So people living with a Rajo or Tamo Birti remain drenched in the scum of Maya forever until they start to operate under the Sato Birti.  People operating under the Sato Birti are more focused on true actions and deeds and when they collect enough of such deeds then they are blessed with GurParsaad to get out of the shackles of Maya.  Some rare ones move towards Puran Bandgi.  Some rare ones are fortunate enough to complete their Bandgi process and go beyond Maya.  Such people purify their Hirda and fill their Hirda with all of the divine qualities and by virtue of earning the Puran Sachyari Rehat, which is the internal compliance of the five vices, desires and the Rehat of Atam Ras – the highest Amrit.  They get the Puran Jyot Parkash in their Hirda.  Naam goes into their Rom Rom – every bit of their body vibrates with Naam.  They become a part of the Nirgun Saroop.  They get completely and forever absorbed in the Nirgun Saroop of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji.  Such souls become Puran Braham Gyanis and full of all of the divine qualities of utmost humbleness, fearlessness, and are only absorbed in Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar of humanity. 

This is all GurParsaad that makes this happen.  This is all of the Hukam of Akal Purakh that makes this happen.  The people being ruled by Maya stay in a state of unawareness for a indefinite period of time until their destiny changes the course of their future.  They just remain in a state of sleep.  Sleep of mind for an indefinite period of time until their destiny changes their deeds to go into the Sato aspecti. 

People operating under the Rajo and Tamo aspects remain drenched in these mental sicknesses and keep on earning Asat Karams and by doing so just keep on suffering with pains and sorrows.  They have no eternal happiness and keep on reincarnating.  These people exist at all levels of society.  Such as people who are kings or beggars, people working to earn the fame and appreciation, people living to make a place in the society, people trying to earn all of the worldly possessions and pleasures, people engaged in self praise and building an image in today’s society.  All kinds of people are living in this world under the rule of Maya.  They are living an untruthful life, because everything will crumble, everything will collapse, everything is perishable, everything is an illusion.  Being untrue, anything that is diminishable and prone to change is not true.  There is only one Truth and this Truth is revealed to the fortunate ones with GurParsaad.  So please  keep on praying on a constant and continuous basis to Akal Purakh Ji to please bless you with this GurParsaad of the Truth – “Sat Naam”, because only this Truth will set you free from the shackles of Maya. 

Kabhoo ho-ay pandit karay bakh-yaan.
Kabhoo monidhaaree laavai dhi-aan.
Kabhoo tat Teerath isnaan.
Kabhoo sidh sadhik mukh gi-aan.
Kabhoo keet hasat patang ho-ay jee-aa.
Anik jon bharmai bharmee-aa.
Naanaa roop ji-o savaagee dikhaavai.
Ji-o prabh bhaavai tivai nachaavai.
Jo tis bhaavai so-ee ho-ay.
Nanak doojaa avar na ko-ay.  7.

Dhan Dhan Guru Sahib Ji is giving us the divine wisdom about how our deeds are spread over a large spectrum of activities throughout our life.  Almost everyone is living under the Rajo and Tamo Birti.  A life  of illusions, delusions, Bharams and Dubidha.  They have not figured out what the Truth is and what the difference is between Truth and untruth.  They have not been able to get anywhere spiritually.  That is the reason for most people not being able to make much headway on the spiritual path. 

We have personally seen people who are still unable to progress because they are living in a lot of illusions, delusions, Bharams and Dubidha.  Only the ones who get out of it make progress on this path to eternal happiness – Sach Khand.  Therefore, the reason for reincarnating in birth and death is living a life full of illusions, delusions, Bharams and Dubidha. 

Based on the destiny carved by their own deeds in the past of this life and all previous lives,  reincarnating in 8.4 millions life forms becomes a Dargahi Hukam – divine command for them.  It is described in GurBani that there are 8.4 millions forms of life that exist on this globe.  Half exist on the land and half exist in water.    So based on your deeds you may return in human life or you may become a worm, or an elephant or whatever the Dargahi Hukam – command from the Court of Divinity is.  And it is implemented right away. 

Please be sure to understand that there is no argument against the Dargahi Hukam, it is the divine Hukam that gets implemented without getting any chance to defend our self unlike the chance given to a criminal who breaks the law of the land in the court of the land. 

The Pandit is a person who has acquired the status of Braham Gyan.  Or in other words a Braham Gyani is also called a Pandit in GurBani.  The one who is beyond three aspects of Maya, or who is beyond Maya, or who has won over Maya.  Please understand that the Katha of such a Pandit or a Braham Gyani is not planned in advance.  The Katha, or the advice that comes out of such an entity who has reached the Braham Gyan stage depends upon what the people sitting in His Sangat at a particular point of time need. 

Also please understand that the Braham Gyan doesn’t come by reading Dharam Shasters (religious books) or by reading GurBani, or by reading any kind of spiritual books, but it is a GurParsaad.  It is the Amrit that comes from within when the Sat Sarovars are opened, when Dassam Duaar opens, when there is a permanent contact made with the Almighty, only then does the divine wisdom start to flow out of a Braham Gyani.  So whenever we get a chance to listen to a Braham Gyani by way of sitting in His Sat Sangat then please be sure that all His divine words are for us and only for us to follow.  The ones who follow these words with Tunn and Munn go on the fast track and their progress in spirituality is unbelievably fast. 

Moni-dharee is similarly a very high stage of Bandgi.  It means the person who is sitting in complete silence of mind, there are no thoughts in the mind, thought free status of mind, this is also called Sunn Samadhi, and is a very high stage in the spirituality.  It comes when the person goes into Karam Khand – it is GurParsaad.  It continues when Bandgi progresses through the Sach Khand as well and further on.  In fact, there is no end to Bandgi.  Even after merger into the Nirgun Saroop Bandgi continues and it continues forever, never stops. 

Similarly Dhyaan is a very high stage of Bandgi.  It is when there remains only one thing inside our soul and body.  And mind is replaced by Naam – Nirgun Saroop – Rom Rom Naam Simran.  There is nothing else left, just absorbed in Anhad Naad, Rom Rom Naam Simran, Amrit, Atam Ras, Nirgun Saroop. 

The real Teerath is the internal Teerath – internal pilgrimage – Puran Sachyari Rehat of Hirda.  Only then does the body gets filled with Amrit.  The Sat Sarovars are activated and the Kundalini is awakened.  All of the Bajjar Kapaats are opened.  The Dassam Duaar is opened.  This is the real divine Ishnaan – drenched in Amrit – Atam Ras – Nirgun Saroop forever.  This is the real divine Teerath.  All other Teeraths are just outside things and don’t help much on the spiritual path.  So internal compliance is the real compliance.  External compliance is not important and doesn’t help much on the spiritual path. 

Sidhs are those people whose Bandgi reaches the levels where they achieve Sidhis – supernatural powers.  Some of them achieve all 18 Sidhis, some of them achieve only a few.  However, when they start using these Sidhis then their Bandgi stops right there and then and they cannot go any further.  They cannot achieve Jivan Mukti and have to be born again to reach salvation stage.  Puran Bandgi is a GurParsaad and when we are blessed with GurParsaad then we should leave everything up to God.  If we do so, then God takes us out of all of these things.  Then Ridhis and Sidhis cannot do any harm to us.  Then we don’t get prompted to use these supernatural powers for our own benefit.  These supernatural powers have been created by the Akal for running the creation.  These powers are at the disposal of Akal Purakh only.  But, when the person reaches Puran Bandgi Stage and merges with Akal Purakh then these supernatural powers are gifted to such a person and they remain under the feet of such a person.  Basically, these supernatural powers are a part of Maya and Maya becomes a slave of such a person who becomes a Puran Braham Gyani.  Such Braham Gyanis don’t use these supernatural powers as by doing so they will become a competitor of Akal Purakh, which they are not and they will never be.  They leave these supernatural powers to be operated under Puran Hukam of Akal Purakh for the benefit of the creation.  Such souls remain in full patience and Shukrana – giving thanks to Akal Purakh for His Anant Beant Apaar GurKirpa and GurParsaad.  So a Sidh is the one who is under the control of Maya and not under the Puran Hukam of Akal Purakh as Ridhis and Sidhis are nothing but still Maya. 

Sadhik is a person who is a seeker, a seeker of the Eternal Truth, who is engaged in Bandgi.  However, He may or may not get to Puran Bandgi.  He may become a Sidh, but He will only become a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani a Puran Khalsa if He wins over Maya by ignoring Ridhis and Sidhis. 

There are many who start disseminating so called divine wisdom without having reached the Puran Braham Gyan by becoming a Puran Braham Gyani.  Without the GurParsaad of Akal Purakh and without authorization of Akal Purakh Ji they start preaching.  That is what most of the modern day preachers are doing.  It is a Dargahi Crime which leads them into lower life forms when they reincarnate.  Such people preach for achieving their own worldly fame and name and by doing so they ruin their future destiny.  In the times of the Guru Sahibs, only the Guru Sahibs and the ones who reached the Puran Braham Gyan stage were authorized and blessed with GurParsaad to preach, but now a days we will find all kinds of lesser preachers all over the world doing more harm than good. 

The seekers should only be seeking and not become preachers until they are blessed with Puran Braham Gyan Amrit, Atam Ras Amrit and authorized with GurParsaad by Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji or by a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani to do so.  They are the ones who have earned this divine wisdom in their life in all practical senses.  They are they ones who have experienced that there is only one super divine power that makes everything happen become Dhan Dhan.  All of the Wadyaaee – praise goes to the Gur and Guru, there is nothing that is done by us, it is all GurKirpa and GurParsaad.

Kabhoo sadhsangat ih paavai.
Us asthaan tay bahur na aavai.
Antar ho-ay gi-aan pargaas.
Us asthaan ka nahee binaas.
Man tunn naam ratay ik rang.
Sada baseh Paar Braham kai sang.
Ji-o jal meh jal aa-ay khataanaa.
Ti-o jotee sang jot samaanaa.
Mit ga-ay gavan paa-ay bisraam.
Nanak prabh kai sad kurbaan.  8.11.

Sadh Sangat is GurParsaad.  Sadh-Sang-Gat means salvation can be achieved within the company of a Sadh.  What is a Sadh?  Sadh is the one who has straightened out himself.  Who has straightened out His Hirda.  Means the one who has purified His Hirda.  Sadh is the one who:-

·         has taken out all of the bad qualities out of His Hirda and replaced them with all of the divine qualities, and
·         has gone into Puran Sachyari Rehat of the Hirda. 

The Puran Sachyari Rehat is the:-

·         Rehat of winning over Panj Doots – Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh and Ahankaar and desires – Asa, Trishna and Mansha, and. 
·         Rehat  of overcoming Maya – no influence of Maya. 

A Puran Sachyara Hirda is the one that:-

·         rules over Maya, 
·         rules over the mind, 
·         has Puran Jyot Parkash,
·         is under the Puran Hukam of Akal Purakh, 
·         is a Sant Hirda, a Sadh Hirda, a Hirda of a Puran Braham Gyani.

Sometimes, you attain the company of the holy and salvation – Jivan Mukti – Gat is obtained in the company of such a soul, who is a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani.  Therefore, the Sangat of such a person is GurParsaad and helps us to achieve salvation.  Only a person who is a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani can give us the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva – Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar. 

Therefore, the Sangat of a Sadh is very important and there are a few fortunate ones who can get this GurParsaad and there are even fewer fortunate ones who earn this GurParsaad and go through Bandgi process and achieve salvation.  Once salvation is achieved then there is no more reincarnating in the cycle of birth and death.  Once we reach the Puran Awastha then there is no coming back, such souls come back only on this Earth to take more and more people back with them by getting them salvation.  The Braham Gyan Amrit is the highest Amrit, and once we reach the stage of Puran Braham Gyan then there is no coming back, there is no falling back.  All of our Karni becomes Sat Ki Karni.  We are only engaged in the Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar. 

Some people start judging a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani by His Karni and start to slander Him accordingly.  However, such a person is never harmed by such slandering, instead He benefits from such a slander more and more, but the slanderers become worse and worse.  They ruin their destiny forever by slandering.  When the Hirda gets enlightened with the Puran Jyot Parkash and Puran Braham Gyan Parkash then nothing can destroy that Hirda, whatever it may be, a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani can never be destroyed.  Anybody who thinks so on account of anything is totally mistaken.  Anybody who slanders a Puran Sant is punished by the Dargah of Akal Purakh.  Such souls are absorbed in Naam – Naam goes into their Rom Rom, they are always and forever absorbed in Naam Amrit, Braham Gyan Amrit and Atam Ras Amrit – Nirgun Saroop.  They cannot be harmed by anything or by anybody. 

Such souls become one with Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmeshwar Ji forever, inseparable, never destroyable, and can never be harmed by anything or anyone.  Their one and only job is Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar.  Whatever they do is for the good of the others.  They are engaged in just giving, giving and only giving.  The soul is like a drop which has separated from the ocean. 

Atma (soul) is a drop of the Amrit.  Atma is Jyot, a part of the Param Atma – Param Jyot – Nirgun Saroop of Akal Purakh.  Soul has separated from Akal Purakh due to its destiny based on His Karni, and when the effect of His Karni finishes then there is no destiny left.  At that point the separated drop goes back and merges with the ocean.  The Atma, the  Jyot, goes back and unites with the Param Atma, with Param Jyot-Nirgun Saroop – Mansarovar – Gur Sagar – Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji.   When this happens then the cycle of reincarnation comes to an end and the soul, the Jyot, the Atma goes into complete silence after merging into the Nirgun Saroop forever.  This puts an end to the cycle of birth and death.  This is all GurParsaad and GurKirpa that makes this happen.  

The course of destiny changes in the direction of Sach Khand and eventually there is an end to the destiny when Puran Braham Gyan stage is achieved.  Therefore, the key is to sacrifice everything to Akal Purakh and merge in Him forever.  Nothing belongs to us anyway, so why bother, just accept it, come under Puran Hukam and be one with God.