Ik Oankaar Sat Naam Satgur Parsaad
Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar
Dhan Dhan Gur-Guru-Satgur-Sat Naam-Sat Sangat
 
Kottan Kot Dandaut Parvaan Karna Ji
 
 SAT NAAM KA MANTER (The Sat Naam Mantra)
 
BY
 
BHAI GURDASS JI
 
We will start by praying to Dhan Dhan Guru and Dhan Dhan Anant Beyant Agam Agochar Paar Braham Pita Parmesar with Kottan Kot Dandaut Bandhna and Kottan Kot Shukrana with every breath of ours to help us develop a better understanding of the Gur Parsaad of Sat Naam as very kindly explained by Dhan Dhan Bhai Gurdass Ji.. 
 

He had Anant Beyant Gur Kirpa Gur Parsaad of Guru Patshah Ji. He was a Braham Gyani and a great scholar during the time of Guru Pancham Patshah Ji and was given the honor to write the First Copy of Dhan Dhan Shree Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

 

Bhai Gurdass Ji’s Bani, which have been written in the form of 40 Vaars (verses), was given very high and kind regards by Guru Sahib Ji.  They announced it as “The Key To The Gurbani – Shree Guru Granth Sahib Ji.  This basically means that Bhai Sahib Ji have very kindly explained the key divine laws – Dargahi Kanoons of Puran Bandgi in his verses in much simpler words and once you understand these verses then it becomes easy to understand the Gurbani.

 

Bhai Gudass Ji’s has very kindly written these Vaars explaining the divine truth about what he experienced physically in relation to the Gurbani and  have explained his divine understanding of the Gurbani in an easy to understand language for a common man. If there is anything after Shree Guru Granth Sahib Ji and Guru Dassam Patshah Ji’s Bani, it is Bhai Gurdass Ji’s Bani, which have been regarded as Gurmat – Divine Wisdom.

 

Bhai Gurdass Ji’s Bani has also been regarded as the next level of Gurmat (after Shree Guru Granth Sahib Ji and Dassam Patshah Ji’s Bani) and since Bhai Gurdass Ji was under the direct blessings and Chattar of Guru Sahib Ji so there is no reason not to trust His Bani as Gurmat as well, particularly so because Guru Sahib Ji Himself have given the title – KEY TO THE GURBANI – to Bhai Sahib Ji’s Bani.   

 

Bhai Sahib Ji Gurdass Ji have very kindly explained the divine importance of the Shabad “Sat Naam” and Shabad “SAT”  in the beginning of his Vaar 1 as follows:

 
BHAI GURDAAS JI VAAR – 1
 

NAMASKAAR GURDEV KO SAT NAAM JIS MANTER SUNAYEAA

BHAVJAL VICHON KADH KEY MUKT PADARATH MAHI SAMAAYEAA

JANAM MARAN BHAO KATTEYAA SANSAA ROG VIYOG MITAAYEAA

SANSAA EH SANSAAR HAI JANAM MARAN VICH DUKH SABAAYEAA

JAM DAND SERON NAA UTEREY SAKAT DURJAN JANAM GAWAAYEAA

CHARAN GAHEY GURDEV KEY SAT SHABAD DEY MUKT KARAAYEAA

BHAO BHAGAT GUR PURAB KAR NAAM DAAN ISHNAAN DREYDAAYEAA

JEHA BEEU TEHA FAL PAAYEAA

 

Bhai Gurdass Ji has very clearly explained that Dhan Dhan Guru Nanak Patshah Ji very kindly brought the “SAT NAAM” Manter from the Dargah for us.

 

It is believed that when Guru Nanak Patshah Ji went under water for three days at Sultan Pur Lodhi in one of the local river called “Bayyee” (There is a Historical Gurdwara at this place now and this river flows next to the Gurdwara) and when He appeared back then He announced the Mool Manter

 

Ik Oankaar

Sat Naam

Karta Purakh

Nirbhao

Nirvair

Akal Murat

Ajunie

Saibhun

Gur Parsaad

 

and announced to “Jap” this Mool Manter because he announced that this Mool Manter is

 

Aad Sach

Jugaad Sach

Haibhi Sach

Nanak Hosi Bhi Sach.

 

The center point of this Mool Manter is the Shabad “SAT” and that is why the Shabad “SAT” he called as Naam in the Mool Manter. 

 

The shabad “SAT” signifies the Amrit – Atam Rus – highest level of Amrit – Nirgun Saroop Param Jyot Puran Parkash of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar Ji.  This shabad “SAT” means “TRUTH” and the “TRUTH” is the Naam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji.  A lot of the people and preachers interpret SAT Naam as Sacha Naam, which is not the case, SAT is the Naam and not like Sacha Naam is some thing else such as Shabad Waheguru, SAT is the GURU, Bani is SAT so that is why it is GURU, Bani is SAT that is why it is Nirankaar.

 

The shabad “SAT” is the one which defines the most important and vital quality of Akal Purakh.  “SAT” means which never changes, remains stable and unchanged.  Everything else is changing with the time because everything else is Maya and Maya has uncountable stages and changes with every second, but “SAT” never changes and has been so from the beginning, is so now and will remain so forever. 

 

The “Truth” is the one unique – ek oankaar – paar braham parmesar which is ek ras – atam rus which is the only Doer.  Which is fearless because there is no one like Him.  He is unique, means nobody is as powerful as He is, so He is totally fearless.  He is Nirvair – He has no enemies because nobody is as powerful as Him so nobody can have anmosity with Him.  He is full of love – a sea of love so how can He have anmosity with anybody. He is ek drisht – for him all are equal, no discrimination, no hatred just love and pure pious love only.  He is Akal Murat- beyond time and space, ajunie- beyond the cycle of birth and death – omni present and saibhun – self created and self supported – requires no support whereas every creation needs a support for existance but He is self supported.  These are the vital qualities of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar ji and above all – all this is Gur Parsaad – means can be achieved only with his own blessings only, with his own powers only, with his own Hukam only and there is no other way to achieve Him except His own will, His own hukam, His own superpower – Gur Parsaad.

 

To put it in a more simpler words:

 

Ik Oankaar is SAT,

Naam Is SAT,

Karta Purakh is SAT,

Nirbhao is SAT,

Nirvair is SAT,

Akal Murat is SAT,

Ajunie is SAT,

Saibhun is SAT

and Gur Parsaad is SAT.

 

For that matter every shabad of Gurbani is SAT that is why Gurbani is SAT SAROOP of Nirankaar. And only “SAT” is beyond Maya. 

 

Bhavjal is the entire world which is Maya and has been given the noun of Bhavjal and Shabad “SAT” is beyond Maya – called Mukt Padarath, means the Gur Parsaad of the manter of SAT NAAM has the super power which will take you out of the Bhavjal and will take you back to the Mukt Padarath – Nirgun Saroop of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar.  When that happens then we are relieved of the biggest pain and sorrow of birth and death.

 

While living in this world we constantly face the fear of death and birth, which has also been called the highest level of sickness – Rog – being born and go through the same kinds of sufferings, pains and sorrows, good and bad moments, but no eternal happiness, no eternal bliss, living deep in the scum of Maya.  If we don’t get the Gur Parsaad of Sat Naam and dedicate ourselves to achieveing all the qualities described in the Mool Manter as above and become “SAT Roop” then we will be called Sakat and Durjan – bad person in the Dargahi evaluation and we will loose this precious human life, which was given to us by the grace of Almighty to become “Sat Roop” and merge in the Akal Purakh.

 

We should therefore be very thankful to Dhan Dhan Guru Nanak Patshah Ji who has very kindly given us the Gur Parsaad of Shabad “SAT”, which when earned with dedication, commitment, belief, faith, trust, devotion and love will take us back to the origin – Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar.

 

When we completely surrender to the Guru and Akal Purakh Sahib Ji with Tunn Munn and Dhan then the Guru and Gur will take care of us and will bless us with the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Puran Bandgi and Seva (Naam Daan Ishnaan Dredaayeaa) and we will achieve the objective of this human life and become Jivan Mukt.

 

Our Karni will carve our destiny, so if we do “SAT Karams” then we will get the Gur Parsaad of Naa, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva and will be able to become Jivan Mukt.  If we move in the opposite direction then we will be labelled as “ Sakat and Durjan” and will keep on going through the pain and sorrow of going through the cycle of birth and death until we switch to the “SAT Karams” and then qualify ourselves for the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Puran Bandgi and Seva.

 

Devotion and love are the keys to success, faith and trust are the keys to success, commitment and belief ar the keys to success and whatever you perform or do in your daily life will determine your destiny, whatever you will sow so shall you reap.

 

Dassan Dass