NAAM SIMRAN IS THE SOURCE OF ALL SUPER INFINITE DIVINE POWERS.

Salok.
Sarabh klaa bharpoor prabh birthaa jaananhaar.
Jaa kai simran udhree-ai nanak tis balihaar.  1.

Dhan Dhan Pancham Patshah Ji with His Hirda full of kindness and unconditional love for all of us, for the entire creation, for all of humanity, continues to give us the divine wisdom.  In this Astpadi He is describing the Mahima of Akal Purakh Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji. 

When we reach this level of divine wisdom which is called Puran Braham Gyan then our Hirda is filled with all of the super divine qualities.  Puran Braham Gyan is also called Puran Tat Gyan which is also called the Atam Ras Amrit and is the highest level of Amrit.  It is available only to Puran Braham Gyanis. 

Kindness, Daya, is one of these infinite super divine qualities and forms the basis of Dharam.  Dharam means union with God and it is the son of kindness, “Dholl Dharam Daya Kaa Poot.”

Where there is no kindness there is no Dharam.  The Hirda which has kindness is in Dharam.  The Hirda where there is no kindness has no Dharam.  We may do a million rituals, but if our Hirda is not blessed with kindness then we have not done any truly useful Dharam Karam.  A true Dharam Karam is one that is a Sat Karam and paves our way for achieving GurParsaad. 

Let us look further at the divine quality of kindness.  Is there any limit to kindness?  Can we measure kindness?  Can we say how kind a person is?  Is there any depth to kindness?  When we ask these questions then we realize that there is no limit to kindness.  It has no boundaries.  Its depth cannot be gauged,  it is infinite.  Kindness is an infinite super divine quality. 

Dhan Dhan Shri Sant Kabir Ji has described in GurBani that, “Har junn aisaa chaahye jaisaa har hee hoye.”  Dhan Dhan Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji has made it absolutely clear that, “Har junn har anter nahin.”  So what does this mean to us?  The meaning of these divine Shabads tells us that there is no difference between a Puran Braham Gyani and God Himself.  A Puran Braham Gyani is a living God on the Earth.  Those who believe in this divine wisdom and dedicate themselves to the service of a Puran Braham Gyani achieve GurParsaad which makes them realize the objective of their human life.  And that is Jivan Mukti.  Mukti from Maya. 

The real divine meaning of this human life is achieving Jivan Mukti.  That is the prime objective of this human life.  This is the only reason why we have been provided with this golden opportunity to go into the Charan Sharan of such a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani and achieve GurParsaad of Jivan Mukti and be relieved of the cycle of birth and death and forever live in eternal peace.   

Kindness is one of the divine infinite super powers.  Look at the kindness of God that He fills the Hirda of such souls who dedicate themselves to His Bandgi and achieve the Puran Braham Gyan.  They are blessed with all of the divine qualities.  They are blessed with all of the divine super powers such as kindness, forgiveness, humbleness, devotion, trust, unconditional love, fearlessness, and so on.  There is no end to these divine qualities.  These super divine infinite powers. 

All of these super divine powers are called the Klaa.  Sarabh Klaa means all of the super divine infinite powers.  Please pause and focus on these powers.  We will find that we have all of these powers blessed in us as well.  Are we not capable of being kind to others?  Are we not blessed with the capacity to have unconditional love with others?  Without any wishes is unconditional love.  Are we not capable of trusting God, trusting the presence of God in its Sargun Saroop everywhere?  Are we not capable of being humble?  Humbleness is the most powerful weapon that we have been blessed with which will kill our Haumai. 

Being kind to others fills our Hirda with patience and contentment, which are again super divine infinite powers.  Imagine when our Hirda gets filled with contentment then we win over our desires easily.  That is a super divine eternal blessing.  Winning over our desires or becoming desire free is an extremely divine achievement and paves our way to winning over Maya.  In fact, when we become desire free then we have won over Maya.  So being kind to others fills our Hirda with contentment and patience. 

Just ask for a second, is there a limit to patience?  Is there a limit to contentment?  Can they be measured?  Do we not think that they are infinite?  The more we exercise these divine qualities, the more we gain in spirituality.  By exercising kindness we keep on enhancing our kindness.  Similarly being humble and continuing to be humble will keep on enhancing our capacity and capability of being humble.  Becoming more and more humble by the minute, a time comes when we cross that fine line and there is no longer any Haumai and only humbleness remains in our Hirda.  By doing this we make our self capable of defeating Maya.  Ego is Maya and humbleness is Divinity.  By leaving Haumai we open the door to the Dargah for our self and we eventually enter the Dargah and win it to stay there forever.

It is the same with fearlessness.  There is no limit to fearlessness.  And only a fearless soul can deliver the complete Truth.  Only a fearless soul can serve and speak the complete Truth.  Unless we become fearless we are unable to detach our self from the worldly things.  Fearlessness makes us capable of erasing the fear of losing our relationships, the fear of losing our worldly possessions and so on.

There are two divine infinite super powers that are born when we become fearless.  They are detachment from Moh and becoming completely Truthful.  These make us capable of delivering the Eternal Truth and serving the Eternal Truth. 

It is also the same with forgiveness.  This is another divine infinite super power that we have been born to serve others with.  By doing so we are eliminating the effect of any misdoings in the past of this life and previous lives.  It is the same with the powers of trust, devotion and unconditional love.  These are all names of Divinity.  Each of these divine qualities is an infinite divine super power that defines Divinity. 

Let us think for a second what would happen if we devote our self with trust and devotion to the Guru?  In fact, there is no devotion without trust, there is no devotion without unconditional love – love is only unconditional.  With condition it becomes a business.  There is no trust without unconditional love.  These are all complementary.  In fact, all super divine qualities supplement and compliment each other.  They are the various faces of the same super divine infinite power which we call God. 

By using these divine powers we are able to eliminate the effect of our misdoings in the past of this life and all previous lives and a time will come when our account of all previous deeds will be closed.  Not only that, but this will have such a powerful effect on our destiny that it will drastically change our destiny.  We are then able to achieve GurParsaad very easily. 

You may be wandering why we use the Shabad GurParsaad so often?  Please look at GurBani and count the number of times in GurBani this Shabad of GurParsaad has been used.  We will find that this divine Shabad has been used in every Salok and in some Shabads it has been used multiple times.  The Shabad  GurParsaad is the key to spiritual success.  When we understand this then our spiritual progress can go to unbelievable heights within no time. 

GurBani calls these super divine infinite powers Sarabh Klaa.  These are only some examples of these Klaas of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmeshwar Ji and it is practically not possible to describe all of the Klaas as Divinity is infinite and there is no end in sight so how can they be explained?  This writing gives only a glimpse of the super divine powers of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji.  The key is the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva.  When we work on our self and focus on Sat Ki Karni – truthful deeds, then a time comes when we are blessed with GurParsaad and then we go into Naam Simran.  Then our consciousness travels through Karam Khand and Sach Khand and we achieve all of these divine qualities and infinite super divine powers. 

Eventually we are blessed with the Atam Ras Amrit – Puran Braham Gyan – Puran Tat Gyan.  We then receive Jivan Mukti, thus reaching our objective in this human life.  When this happens we become a source of Amrit for others.  That is why Dhan Dhan Guru Nanak Patshah Ji is a sacrifice to us if we reach that level in spirituality.  This is what is meant by the Shabad Udhree-ai:-       

·         achieving Jivan Mukti,
·         winning over Maya,
·         achieving Param Jyot Puran Parkash in the Hirda,
·         achieving Puran Braham Gyan – Puran Tat Gyan,
·         filling our Hirda with all of the super divine qualities – super Infinite Divine Powers,
·         opening of all of the Bajjar Kapaats
·         achieving Panch Shabad Anhad Naad
·         Rom Rom Naam Simran,
·         merger with the Nirgun Saroop,
·         go beyond Maya – Trihu Gun Tey Parey and
·         achieving Param Padvi. 

Astpadi.
Tootee gaadhanhaar gopaal.

Sarabh jee-aa aapay partipaal.
Sagal kee chintaa jis man maahi.
Tis tay birthaa ko-ee naahi.
Ray man mayray sada har jaap.
Abhinaasee prabh aapay aap.
Aapan kee-aa kachhoo na ho-ay.
Jay sa-o paraanee lochai ko-ay.
Tis bin naahee tayrai kichh kaam.
Gat nanak jap ayk har naam.  1.

Kindness is the mother of religion, “Dholl Dharam Daya Kaa Poot.”  Jap Ji Bani explains this divine wisdom of the highest order.  This means that kindness gives birth to religion.  This means that kindness is the foundation for union with God as the Shabad Dharam or religion actually means union with God. 

We are kind by nature.  We have a naturally kind Hirda.  Union with God means we become part of nature.  Nature is God.  Nature is another meaning of the word religion.  So following our natural habit of kindness, makes us full of kindness.  This means that kindness is the mother of all of the super divine infinite powers as described earlier.  So by nature, God is extremely kind and He is so kind that He takes care of every creation.  He provides everything to every creation that is needed for survival of each and every creation. 

Please always keep in mind God will always provide us with what we need according to our Karma, but we may not get what we desire.  We are greedy by nature due to the influence of Maya.    We are run by Panj Doots and desires and hence we are the slaves of Maya.  Are we happy to work as a slave of Maya and be governed by Maya?  Most people don’t mind, but there will always be a handful of people who do not like the idea of being commanded by the Panj Doots.  If we are contented then we are not operating under the influence of Maya, but are under the direct Hukam of Akal Purakh.  Then He saves us whenever we need help.  Despite everyone else being slaves of Maya, He still takes care of them as well due to His kindness.  Or in other words kindness is another name of God.  Or kindness is the most important face of God.   This type of kindness and saving us whenever we need help is why He is called Gopaal and Partipaal by Guru Sahib Ji.  By virtue of this nature of God He takes care of all of our needs and keeps on removing our worries.  We need to dedicate ourselves to the use of these infinite super divine powers which are hidden in all of us.  Our Hirda contains all of these super divine infinite powers.  Using them we start to work against Maya and start moving towards God. 

Naam Simran is another super divine infinite power that we have been blessed as human beings.  This is the most powerful divine super power that we are blessed with as doing Naam Simran brings us all of the eternal treasures.  All of these eternal treasures have already been described in the first Astpadi of Sukhmani Bani.  The GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva takes us to the heights of the Spiritual world and we achieve all of these divine qualities, divine super powers.  When that happens then Akal Purakh takes care of us completely. 

We cannot imagine the benefits of this, so please dedicate our self to Sat Naam Simran and reap the rewards of this super divine infinite power.  Then God comes to our rescue in every difficult situation and eventually makes our life full of eternal peace and all of the things around us fall in place by themselves.  This is what is meant by, “tootee gaadhanhaar gopaal.”

When we dedicate our self to the Guru with Tunn, Munn and Dhann with trust, devotion and unconditional love then we become a candidate for the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva.  When we are blessed with GurParsaad then our progress will be just beyond our imagination.  Complete surrender to the Guru is a mandatory divine law. 

The Guru is the one who is Puran Sant, SatGur, Puran Braham Gyani a Puran Khalsa.  When this happens then all of our obstacles are taken care of by God Himself, then the Guru and God guide us through the process of Bandgi.  Please keep in mind when we are blessed with GurParsaad by any such Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani then unless we completely surrender to Him, our progress will not be appreciable.  That is why this is a mandatory divine law and those who follow this go to the spiritual heights.  Lack of complete surrender to the Guru is the main reason behind slow spiritual progress being made by a large number of people.  Those who do surrender achieve Jivan Mukti.  This is what is meant by, “Gat nanak jap ayk har naam.”

When this happens then our Hirda becomes infinite – Beant and is filled in with all of these super divine qualities which are all super divine infinite powers.  So please focus on Sat Ki Karni and Sat Naam Simran and we become blessed with GurParsaad which will take us to the Sach Khand and will earn us complete internal compliance, which is the:-

·         compliance of winning over Maya,
·         compliance of Atam Ras,
·         compliance of Puran Sachyari Rehat of Hirda,
·         compliance of filling our Hirda with all of these infinite super divine powers and above all achieving the Param Padvi.

Roopvant ho-ay naahee mohai.
Prabh kee jot sagal ghat sohai.
Dhanvantaa ho-ay ki-aa ko garbai.
Aa sabh kichh tis ka dee-aa darbai.
At sooraa jay ko-oo kahaavai.
Prabh kee klaa binaa kah dhaavai.
Jay ko ho-ay bahai daataar.
Tis daynhaar jaanai gaavaar.
Jis gur parsaad tootai ha-o rog.
Nanak so junn sada arog.  2.

Elimination of Haumai from our Hirda is the key to success.  Elimination of Haumai means opening the door to Dargah.  Death of Haumai is Jivan Mukti, or Jivan Mukti is nothing but Mukti from Haumai.  Those who are blessed with GurParsaad of this divine wisdom are divinely blessed souls and such souls pave their way to the Dargah of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmeshwar Ji.

Haumai is the deepest and most chronic mental sickness.  It is the cause of separation from the Creator.  Haumai is the cause of reincarnation.  Only blessed ones have GurParsaad of this divine wisdom.  Haumai is the worst out of all of the mental sicknesses of Panj Doots.   The real divine meaning of the Shabad Haumai is connected with the self wisdom that makes us to believe that we are just the physical body and that this physical body is responsible for everything that happens within  us and around us.  The physical body takes over the soul power.  “I, me and mine” takes over the super divine infinite power and indulges in Asat Karams under the influence of the Panj Doots and desires.  Haumai makes us leave aside the divine wisdom that the soul is the Infinite Divine Power which is responsible for creation and operation of this physical body. 

The Shabad Haumai consists of two Shabads – Hau and Mai.   The Shabad Hau means in the physical presence, the existence, and the Shabad Mai means “I, me, my and mine.”  Haumai makes us believe that I, the physical body:-

·         am in existence,
·         am present,
·         am responsible for all of the actions and reactions,
·         am doing everything that happens in and around me. 

So within us, the “I, me, my and mine” attitude takes over the super Infinite Divine Power which is the Creator and Operator of the creation. 

Our own self wisdom makes us believe that we, the physical body, is making everything happen in and around us.  But, when we leave our self wisdom and look at it from the perspective of divine wisdom then we  find that this is not the Truth.  This divine wisdom is GurParsaad and has been very kindly explained in these Shabads of GurBani, “Gur parsaadi haumai bhoojey,” and “Haumai bhoojey taan dar soojhey.  Gyan vihuna kath kath loojhey.”

When we are blessed with this divine wisdom then we realize that everything is being taken care by the super divine infinite power.  For those who don’t believe or even think about it for a second then take a moment to focus on our breath.  If our breath stops then what happens?  Obviously it will result in the death of the physical body, which is a universal truth.  And we cannot breath forever.  Think what will happen when that moment comes and our breath stops?  What kind of control do we have over this physical body?  We don’t even know when we are going to stop breathing.  We don’t even know if we will be able to take the next breath until we try to take that breath.  So where is our control? 

Do we really have any control over this physical body?  The eternal Divine Truth is that we don’t have any control over anything, but we think we do.  So we try to control everything.  But, again the Truth is that it is our destiny that makes things happen.  And destiny works in accordance with the divine law of Karma.  In a nutshell, our self wisdom is untrue and the true wisdom the divine wisdom is the one which prevails.  That is the Eternal Truth, which cannot be altered, which is not prone to change, which is the super Infinite Divine Power. 

Our breath is just running automatically within us and is the life element.  That is why GurBani calls Pawan the Guru.  Pawan gives our body life.  Once this divine power is withdrawn then the physical death comes.  The GurParsaad prevails and self wisdom meets its end.  This is what is meant by the Shabad, “prabh kee jot sagal ghat sohai.”
This Jyot is the Creator and operator of this physical body.  This is the Jyot that breathes in our body.  This is the Jyot that runs the blood in our veins and runs our heart and all of the systems of our body.  This Jyot is our soul.  This Jyot is us in all divine senses and not the physical body.  But, we are unable to realize this because of our own self wisdom due to our Haumai.  This Jyot is “Prabh Ki Klaa.”  Klaa means the divine power, and this Jyot is “Prabh Ki Klaa” that runs the physical body and gives us the chance to realize this divine wisdom, GurParsaad in this human life.  This human life is when we can realize this GurParsaad of divine wisdom and where we can realize this Jyot.  Eliminating Haumai from our self and achieving Jivan Mukti. 

We don’t have any control over “our”  breath, or “our” blood or “our” heart – nothing is ours.  Do we have control over anything else?  Nothing belongs to us.  Even this physical body is not ours.  It is just like a cloth that we wear and throw away when it gets worn out.  If our physical body doesn’t own anything then how can we give anything to others?  When everything belongs to God and is His creation, then how can we, the physical body own anything and be capable of giving to anybody else? 

The “I, me and mine” attitude leads to attachment and the fear of losing, which is called the Doot of Moh.  But, think for a second, that as we are the soul and the soul is the Jyot – Prabh Ki Klaa – the super Infinite Divine Power and everything belongs to this divine power, then don’t we think that everything belongs to us at the spiritual level?  And no matter what happens to this physical body, then everything is ours.  The entire creation is ours.  This divine wisdom will eliminate Haumai and attachment and take us into detachment and fearlessness.  It makes our Hirda an infinite Hirda and fills it with divine unconditional love.  Animosity is erased from our Hirda and makes us single vision – Ik Drisht.  This is a super divine quality, a super divine power. 

This human life is the divine gift that has been given to us for the realization of God.  Similarly, all of the other things given to us are the divine gifts belonging to the Almighty.  This includes the relationships, family, job, business, Roop, Joban, Dhan, Maal, and so on.  All of these things are given to us to live our life comfortably.  These things in their physical form have no real everlasting divine relationship or purpose.  These are just commodities given to us to live this life.  Keeping this Divine Truth in mind allows us to lead a Sat Ka Jivan (Life of Truth) with truthful deeds.  Then God gives us this divine GurParsaad, the divine wisdom about how Haumai operates.  Once we understand this we are able to eliminate this from our Hirda and are able to open the door to the Dargah and find a place there in forever. 

Elimination of Haumai blesses us with all of the super divine infinite powers.  We become one with God.  The entire creation becomes our home.  Our Hirda becomes infinite and is filled with all of the divine qualities, all of the super Infinite Divine Powers and that is the objective of our human life.  Please dedicate this life towards the achievement of this divine gift.  God is waiting for us to make our self worthy of receiving it.  He greets us with this divine gift as soon as we decide to implement this divine wisdom of eliminating Haumai from our Hirda.
 
Ji-o mandar ka-o thaamai thamman.

Ti-o gur ka sabad maneh asthamman.
Ji-o paakhaan naav charh tarai.
Paraanee gur charan lagat nistarai.
Ji-o andhkaar deepak pargaas.
Gur darsan daykh man ho-ay bigaas.
Ji-o mahaa udi-aan meh maarag paavai.
Ti-o sadhu sang mil jot paragtaavai.
Tin santan kee baachha-o dhoor.
Nanak kee har lochaa poor.  3.

Dhan Dhan Guru Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly giving us the divine wisdom about how to achieve GurParsaad for the elimination of Haumai from our Hirda.  This is necessary for achieving Jivan Mukti and filling our Hirda with all of the super divine qualities, the super divine powers. 

Gur Ka Shabad is the key to GurParsaad.  Where do we get this Gur Ka Shabad?  The Sadhu Sang is the source of this GurParsaad of Gur Ka Shabad and this GurParsaad will make the Jyot appear in us in all physical senses.  Sadhu is the one who has become one with God and has been blessed and authorized by God to give this Gur Ka Shabad to us.  What is this Gur Ka Shabad?  It is the GurParsaad of Sat Naam.  This Gur Ka Shabad takes us to the Charan Sharan of the Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji, which then take us to the heights of the spiritual world. 

The Jyot in our Hirda has been side-tracked due to our Haumai.  It has been hidden due to our Haumai under the scum of Maya.  It has become lost in some place due to our indulgence in this web of Maya.  Due to the fact that we have been lost in this web of Maya, we have been buried under forty foot of deep scum called Maya,

The Sadhu Sang is GurParsaad and is a divine gift due to our previous Karni which forms our destiny to meet a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani, who is the Amrit Dhari and is Amrit Ka Daata.  This Gur Ka Shabad is the Amrit and is given by this Amrit Dhari, the Amrit Ka Daata.  This GurParsaad of Amrit ignites the Jyot inside us and takes us under His Chattar where the effect of Maya diminishes.  As we follow the Gur Ka Shabad then it becomes impossible for Maya to distract us.  Please keep in mind that when we meet such a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani then completely surrender to Him with Tunn, Munn and Dhann.  Then nothing can stop us from getting to the Param Jyot Puran Parkash in our Hirda.  Also please keep in mind that a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani’s Chattar is an infinite Chattar.  There is infinite Parkash under His Chattar and under His Charans.  There is a Parkash of seven suns in His Hirda.  Seven Suns Parkash over His Head and one thousand suns Parkash under His Charans.  So imagine how fortunate we are to meet a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani.  Getting an opportunity to get His Charan Dhool does wonders for our spiritual life. 

Maya cannot do anything to us when we are at the Charan Sharan of such a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani.  Complete surrender to such a Sant is a rare opportunity.  Only one in tens of millions receives this opportunity and is very fortunate, probably the most fortunate.  There is nothing more fortunate than getting the GurParsaad from such a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani. 

The Gur Ka Shabad reforms us inside and out.  It eliminates our mind.  Our mind is replaced by the Param Jyot Puran Parkash.  Maya comes and bows before us.  Maya becomes our slave.  Our Hirda is filled with all of the divine qualities.  We become a Suhaagan and then a Sada Suhaagan.  Our Hirda becomes an infinite Hirda and we are blessed with infinite super divine powers.  Ridhis and Sidhis come and sit under our Charans and follow our words when we become a Sada Suhaagan.  It is a divine gift of the highest order.  We bring Jivan Mukti not only to our self, but to our entire family and coming 21 generations.  It is a Daat (gift) of the highest order.  There is no Daat bigger than this Daat.  So please focus on the Sangat of a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani.  This is a very easy way to achieve Jivan Mukti.  This is probably the easiest way to meet Akal Purakh and merge in His Nirgun Saroop. 
  
Man moorakh kaahay billaa-ee-ai.

Purab likhay ka likhi-aa paa-ee-ai.
Dookh sookh prabh dayvanhaar.
Avar ti-aag too tiseh chitaar.
Jo kachh karai so-ee sukh maan.
Bhoolaa kaahay fireh ajaan.
Ka-un basat aa-ee tayrai sang.
Lapat rahi-o ras lobhee patang.
Raam naam jap hirday maahi.
Nanak pat saytee ghar jaahi.  4.

As we don’t have any control over anything as explained earlier, what can we do?  We have no capacity and capability.  Is it not foolish then to cry when there is pain and sufferings and feel happy when there are better circumstances?  This means that our physical body is not capable of doing anything and has no capacity without the divine power of soul.  So why are we saying “I, me, my and mine”?  Doing so is not the Truth.  The Truth is that the soul prevails and the body dies.  Which one is the Truth, the soul or the body, the one that prevails or the one that dies? 

Anything that is going to meet its end one day in time and space is called “Kood” in GurBani.  This means untrue.  Anything that changes with time, deteriorates with time and meets its end one day is called “Kood” – untrue.  As only the soul prevails, then the soul is the Truth.  This truth is what we call of the “Sat.”   By virtue of this nature of the soul it is a part of the Nirgun Saroop of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmeshwar Ji – Ik Oankaar Sat Naam.  As everything is untrue and is perishable, then why is the entire world, the entire human race busy day and night in the pursuit of everything that is untrue and doing it in an untrue fashion?  It is because we are under the influence of Maya and desires.

The feeling that something belongs to us and the subsequent fear of losing it is not true.  It is false to focus on something that is perishable and is not going to go with us.  We are not going to gain anything spiritually by focusing on what is untrue.  So what should we focus on?  Focusing on something that is true is rewarding both during our presence in the physical body and after the soul leaves this body.  So don’t we think that focusing on the soul is the way to go?  When we do so, we are focusing on Sat as the soul is Sat.  Please keep in mind that this is GurParsaad that is why it is has been defined as Naam by Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji – Sat Naam.  So focusing on Sat Naam is the key to the success.  The GurParsaad of Sat Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. 

When we get this GurParsaad from a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani, the Amrit Dhari, the Amrit Ka Daata and when we focus on this GurParsaad – Gur Kaa Shabad and do Naam Ki Kamai and go into meditation and deep meditation – Samadhi and Sunn Samadhi, then Naam goes into our Surat – mind, Hirda and in our Rom Rom and our Hirda gets filled with Amrit.  Our entire body gets filled with Amrit and when this happens then we earn the highest honor in Dargah and we go back and live there forever.  We achieve the Param Padvi.  So it makes sense for us to focus on Sat and not Asat.  This paves the way for us to reach the stage where we become Jivan Mukt.  We are able to live comfortably in our current life and enjoy all of the commodities given to us by treating them as just that, commodities.  And not living in fear of losing them.  This divine wisdom helps others to do the same thing. 

The physical comforts and commodities we get in this life class us being rich or poor.  It is all due to our destiny that has been carved based on our past of this life and previous lives.  The ones who are rich have done a lot of charity in their previous lives and it is coming back to them multiplied.  The ones who are poor have not done so and not much is coming back to them.  No matter what we do we will only get what is allotted to us according to our destiny.  But, this doesn’t mean that we should stop working honestly for our betterment.  We should do it by all means, but not using dishonesty, as we will end up paying for it at some time in future.  Focusing on Sat Ki Karni and staying contented with what we have is the key to success.  For making our future more comfortable or our coming lives more filled with such worldly comforts as riches can buy, we should focus on giving charity in this life.  Whatever we make in this life give 10% as Dasvandh to the Guru and to poor and needy as we feel appropriate.  Whilst doing our Sat Ki Kirat (truthful work) please always and forever stay focused on the GurParsaad as this takes us through our spiritual journey.  When we stay focused on the GurParsaad and do our Naam Simran then we are automatically entitled to all of the benefits of Naam Simran described in the first Astpadi. 
 
Jis vakhar ka-o laintoo aa-i-aa.

Raam naam santan ghar paa-i-aa.
Taj abhimaan layho man mol.
Raam naam hirday meh tol.
Laad khayp santeh sang chaal.
Avar ti-aag bikhi-aa janjaal.
Dhan dhan kahai sabh ko-ay.
Mukh oojal har dargeh so-ay.
Eh vaapaar virlaa vaapaarai.
Nanak taa kai sad balihaarai.  5.

Dhan Dhan Guru Pancham Patshah Ji Shri SatGur Arjun Dev Ji has very kindly revealed the source of the GurParsaad of Naam.  He has very clearly named a Puran Sant as the divine source of the GurParsaad of Naam.  Naam is the priceless jewel and lives in the Hirda of a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani.  The Daat of Naam is priceless, it cannot be measured, it is Infinite Divine Power, the GurKirpa and GurParsaad.  That is what it means.  When we say GurParsaad it means this Infinite Divine Power.  So this Infinite Divine Power lives in the Hirda of a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani and can only and we repeat only be given by a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani. 

A Puran Khalsa is a Puran Braham Gyani and nothing less than that, those who think and call of themselves a Khalsa without reaching Puran Braham Gyan Stage are mistaken and are fooling themselves and the masses.  A Puran Khalsa is the one who has achieved the Param Padvi, who has a Puran Jyot Parkash and is a Pargateyo Jyot Puran Braham Gyani. 

Only such a soul is Amrit Ka Daata, “Har key naam key beopari,” meaning whose business is to trade Naam.  Those who call of themselves a Khalsa without achieving the Param Padvi are Dargahi Criminals and we repeat are Dargahi Criminals and are misleading the masses.  A Puran Khalsa has the Infinite Divine Power and is capable and authorized to give the GurParsaad to the Sangat.  So please be aware of these fake Khalsas who without knowing what the true meaning of Khalsa involve themselves in Naam giving practices.  This is by no means GurMat, it is a Sansarik Mat – worldly wisdom or self wisdom. 

In order to meet the objective of our current human life, which is to achieve Jivan Mukti, we have to go to the Charan Sharan of a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani.  However, the majority of people nowadays don’t believe this and they are adamant about not going anywhere except Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.  But, just look at what Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is telling us to do.  Look at what Shri Guru Arjun Dev Ji is telling us to do in this Astpadi of Sukhmani Bani.  He is saying that the basis of eternal happiness, Sat Chit Anand, is Naam and Naam is given by a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani.  Our Guru is telling us to go to a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani, and this is not the only place where GurBani Guru has given us the divine wisdom to go to the Charan Sharan of a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani.  This divine wisdom has been given to us many times throughout GurBani. 

The majority of people have this belief that, “Guru manyo granth” and this is correct, but then look at what our Guru is telling us to do and then follow it.  Don’t get stuck with this notion of not going to any Sant or a Braham Gyani, which is a totally wrong belief.  The belief should be in what GurBani tells us to do and then to do it.  Doing GurBani is the key to success.  The person who gets the GurParsaad is a very fortunate one, but there is only one in tens of millions who gets the divine wisdom to see and feel God in a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani.

According to the GurBani Guru, the Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani is a living God on Earth.  But, unfortunately there is only one in tens of millions who gets that kind of a trust in a Puran Braham Gyani.  The one who has that kind of a trust makes unbelievable spiritual progress and the truth is that such a person reaches the heights of the spiritual world.  So please put your trust in the GurBani Guru and do what it tells you to do and see what happens. 

Dhan Dhan Guru Sahib Ji is asking us to live in the Sat Sangat of such a soul who is a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani and focus on the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva – Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar.  Deleting Haumai fills our Hirda with the GurParsaad of Naam.  Earning humbleness – Nimrata, fills our Hirda with the GurParsaad of Naam and we keep on collecting Naam Dhann by doing Naam Ki Kamai.  Actually when we are blessed with the GurParsaad and we surrender our self completely at the Charans of the Puran Braham Gyani who gives us the GurParsaad then our spiritual progress is unbelievable.  We go into Samadhi and Sunn Samadhi very quickly as the GurParsaad takes us into Karam Khand.  We hear and feel Naam vibrating in our Surat and then in our Hirda and eventually everywhere in our body – this is called, “Ajapa Jaap” or “Rom Rom” Naam Simran.  The entire body gets filled with Naam Amrit.  All of our Bajjar Kapaats open and this Infinite Divine Power of Amrit takes over. 

When our Bandgi goes into Karam Khand then our Bandgi account is opened in the Dargah and our Naam Ki Kamai starts.  This is what is meant by, “Laad khayp santeh sang chaal.”  Then we continue to collect Naam Ki Kamai and then a stage comes when our Hirda is filled with all of the divine qualities – super Infinite Divine Powers and we are blessed with defeating Maya and go beyond Maya and merge in Akal Purakh. 

Maya is basically, “bikhi-aa janjaal” – the poisonous web and with the GurParsaad we are able to break free.  It is a poison because it is responsible for killing us time after time until we learn how to break free.  The Panj Doots and desires are the poisonous elements of Maya. 

Guru Sahib Ji is a sacrifice to those who are blessed with the GurParsaad and complete their Bandgi process, win over Maya and become one with Akal Purakh Ji.  By becoming a person like that we earn a permanent place in the Dargah of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji and that is what our GurBani Guru wants us to do.  Please always and forever keep in mind there are tens of millions of people who get side tracked into the religious illusions and delusions – Dharam Key Bharam, which are nothing but believing in the Sansarik Mat – worldly wisdom and self wisdom.  Some of the most important ones have been described in the GurParsaadi writing – “10 Religious Illusions” available on the website www.SatNaam.info.   That is why they don’t make any spiritual progress despite being religious according to the prevailing practices in the current society.  A quick outline of these top ten religious illusions that the masses incorrectly believe in is given here:-

1.        A living SatGuru is against Sikhism because Shri Guru Granth Sahib is the only Guru,

2.        Giving Dasvandh is not necessary because we already pay income tax,

3.        External compliance (Rehat) is essential because God cares about us having long hair and 5Ks,

4.        Just reading and listening to GurBani is enough, so paying for Akhand Paats (ritual reading of whole of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji)  and doing Nitnem (daily ritual readings) means we do not have to bother putting into practice GurBani,

5.        Old age is for Bhagti (devotion) because we need to accumulate wealth and bring up a family in our younger age,

6.        Only money is Maya, so beating the Panj Doots and desires is not required,

7.        Sikh initiation makes a person a Khalsa so we can call each other Khalsa without having become a pure soul within,

8.        Sikh initiation makes a person an Amrit Dhari, because drinking the holy water which is wrongly called Amrit makes us so,

9.        Khalsa Panth is an organisation, when actually Khalsa Panth is the path to become a pure soul regardless of religious groupings,

10.     Vahiguru is the Naam, when it is actually Sat Naam – Truth.

There is only one in tens of millions who is blessed with this GurParsaad of divine wisdom from a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani and works on it to make himself merge with Akal Purakh Ji by being blessed under the Chattar of such a Puran Braham Gyani.    

Charan sadh kay dho-ay dho-ay pee-o.
Arap sadh ka-o apnaa jee-o.
Sadh kee dhoor karahu isnaan.
Sadh oopar jaa-ee-ai kurbaan.
Sadh sayvaa vadbhaagee paa-ee-ai.
Sadhsang har keertan gaa-ee-ai.
Anik bighan tay sadhu raakhai.
Har gun gaa-ay amrit ras chaakhai.
Ot gahee santeh dar aa-i-aa.
Sarabh sookh nanak tih paa-i-aa.  6.

Look at this excellent piece of divine wisdom, Dhan Dhan SatGur Arjun Dev Ji is telling us to live at the Charans of a Sadh.  He is telling us to take the Charan Amrit of such a soul who has become a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani. 

A Sadh is the one who has straightened himself out from inside and out.  That means He has gone beyond Maya and desires.  His deeds and actions are not conducted under the influence of the Panj Doots  and desires.  All of His Gyan Indrees and Karam Indrees are operating under the direct Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji. 

During the time of SatGuru Sahibs those Guru Key Pyare (beloved of the Guru) who had given their Tunn, Munn and Dhann to their SatGuru used to prepare Charan Amrit by washing the Charans of the SatGurus.  They used to drink it and distribute it among the Sat Sangat who would drink it with Sachee Shardha and Sachee Preet and become Dhan Dhan.  The same divine wisdom applies now as well.  The divine wisdom has not changed, only the thinking of people nowadays has changed.  People have been lost in the illusions and delusions and think it is not right to take the Charan Amrit of a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani.  They think that it is against this divine wisdom.  Actually they are going away from the divine wisdom and that is the reason for the downfall of their society.  Just imagine for a second the one who has 1000 suns Parkash in His Charans, the one whose entire body is filled with Amrit and who is absorbed in Sat Naam always and forever, don’t we think that just a touch from Him would bring miraculous results?  So just imagine the power in drinking the Charan Amrit. 

The dust of the Sant’s feet – Charan Dhool is the most pious thing one can achieve, there is Jivan Mukti hidden in this Charan Dhool, there is infinite divine super power hidden in the Charan Dhool of a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani.  We are just telling you what GurBani says and that is what is the Eternal Truth.  But, there are many people who think and say that we are twisting GurBani and describing it for our own benefit.  They need to understand that their thinking is absolutely wrong and not what GurBani says and tells us to do, because we will never get where we want to be unless we do what GurBani is telling us to do. 

Just look at what GurBani Guru is telling us to do next.  This is an incredible piece of divine wisdom – give our mind to the Sadh.  This means don’t do what our mind is telling us to do, but do what the Sadh is telling us to do.  Earn the words of a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani.  This means give our Munn to the Guru and do what the Guru is telling us to do and right now GurBani Guru is telling us to give our Munn to the Sadh we meet according to our destiny.  Sadh means a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani.  By doing so we will be doing what the divine wisdom is saying and this way our own wisdom and worldly wisdom will be eliminated and our spiritual progress will be unbelievable.  This is a mandatory divine law – give our Munn to the Guru.  There is infinite super divine power in the words of a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani and when followed with Sachee Shardha and Sachee Preet does wonders to our spiritual life.

The word of a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani is nothing less than the word of God.  It is the word of God and those who follow this divine wisdom are Dhan Dhan and very fortunate.  Such souls are one in tens of millions, whereas others just remain side-tracked and lost in religious illusions and delusions. 

The GurBani Guru is next telling us to take the Charan Dhool of a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani and take a bath with that.  As said earlier Mahima of this Charan Dhool is beyond description, we can only do this and enjoy the benefit otherwise we will never be able to see what happens when we do so.  This is true for every Shabad of GurBani Guru, unless we do it we will never be able to realize the benefit and reward, and those who do so become Dhan Dhan. 

The GurBani Guru is further telling us to give everything we have to the Sadh – give our Tunn, Munn and Dhann.  Do we think that we have anything else to give?  Probably not.  Look at the beauty and divine power of the divine wisdom, it has covered everything in just three words – Tunn, Munn and Dhann.  By doing so we will have given everything to the Sadhu.  But, Guru Sahibs are very kind on us and made a rule in their times for the GurSikhs that they can give one tenth of their time and earnings to the Guru and the Guru will make up for the remaining 90% of it.  This rule is still good and prevails because this was done by the Gurus.  So if we give 10% of our earnings and time to the Guru, we can consider that we have given our Tunn and Dhan to the Guru. 

Giving Munn is however the most difficult thing to do and the ones who do so along with Tunn and Dhann become Dhan Dhan.  Their spiritual progress is beyond the imagination of an ordinary person.  Again, we can only realize spiritual progress by doing so and not just by living in illusions and delusions. 

Sadh Ki Seva (service of a Sadh) is a very fortunate thing to be in.  Its Mahima cannot be described, this is probably the highest Seva one can do, and again the highest level of Sadh Ki Seva is giving Tunn, Munn and Dhann at the Charans of the Sadhu.  Sadh Ki Seva’s Mahima is that it:-

·         makes us a Sadh,
·         makes us a Suhaagan and a Sada Suhaagan, 
·         takes us to the Param Padvi and Puran Braham Gyan.  This is just beyond description and beyond somebody’s comprehension to understand, just do it and taste it, and achieve it and see it, feel it and enjoy it by giving our life at Sadh Ki Seva, 
·         takes us beyond Maya, 
·         gives us a permanent place in Dargah, 
·         fills us up with Amrit, 
·         takes all of our pains and sorrows away, 
·         relieves us from the Panj Doots and desires,   
·         brings us the divine Akhand Kirtan – Panch Shabad Anhad Naad – Ajapa Jaap and Rom Rom Naam Simran. 
·         fills our Hirda with infinite super divine qualities and powers, and 
·         brings us Jivan Mukti. 

So please do it and enjoy its benefits.       
  
Mirtak ka-o jeevaalanhaar.

Bhookhay ka-o dayvat adhaar.
Sarabh nidhaan jaa kee daristee maahi.
Purab likhay ka lahnaa paahi.
Sabh kichh tis ka oh karnai jog.
Tis bin doosar ho-aa na hog.
Jap junn sada sada din rainee.
Sabh tay ooch nirmal ih karnee.
Kar kirpa jis ka-o naam dee-aa.
Nanak so junn nirmal thee-aa.  7.

Guru Patshah Ji has very kindly given these further priceless jewels of divine wisdom – Puran Braham Gyan through GurBani Guru.  Many people ask about the Nitnem, about what we should do daily.  For most people the Shabad Nitnem nowadays means Panj Bani Paath.  Reading Panj Bani Paath everyday has been a very common thing amongst the masses for a very long time now.  But, please look at what is being said by GurBani Guru.  And that is to do Naam Simran.  Naam going into the mind or Surat is the same thing and is called Naam Simran.  As Bandgi progresses, Naam goes into various parts of the body.  Naam Simran is the highest level of Seva we can do for the Gur and Guru.  So which is more rewarding, reading GurBani or doing GurBani?  Just reading doesn’t bring much spirituality inside us, but doing GurBani brings unimaginable spiritual progress in our life.  This is the promise from GurBani.  Naam Simran is a GurParsaad as Naam is a GurParsaad, so is Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva, this is all GurParsaad, and there is only one in tens of millions who is blessed with this GurParsaad.  The one who achieves this GurParsaad is an extremely fortunate soul. 

When people go to the Sat Sangat of a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani then many of them are blessed with the GurParsaad.  The Sant is open to all, for Him all are equal, as He is Ik Drisht, so under His Chattar there is Amrit Barkha (shower of Amrit) going on continuously.  There are many people who get blessed with this GurParsaad, but those who save the GurParsaad and dedicate themselves to the Sant with Tunn, Munn and Dhann are rare souls.  So whenever we go to the Sat Sangat of such a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani then if our Shardha and Preet is Sachee then we are sure to be blessed with the GurParsaad.  But, the hard part is to continue with the same level or higher level of Sachee Preet and Sachee Shardha – as these are divine qualities and there is no limit to them.  So those who keep on enhancing their Sachee Preet and Sachee Shardha continue to progress in their spiritual life and those who are over taken by illusions and delusions go back to the old life style.

GurParsaad is achieved as a result of our previous deeds – from our Karni in our previous lives.  We can only achieve GurParsaad if it is part of our destiny due to our Karni.  So if we are blessed with GurParsaad in this life then we are very fortunate and we must have done some really truthful deeds in our previous lives.  If we ever get a chance to receive the GurParsaad from the Sant SatGuru we are preordained to meet, “bhaag hoa gur sant milaayiaa,” then please, please truly appreciate how fortunate we are and don’t waste the opportunity that we have worked towards over many, many lifetimes of truthful deeds.  Always and forever, please keep in mind forever, that only GurParsaad opens the door for us to achieve all of the eternal treasures.  When Sachey Patshah Ji (Dear True King) does this kind of Kirpa upon us then He opens the doors for us to enable us to achieve all of the eternal treasures including a permanent place in His Dargah.  These treasures constitute His super Infinite Divine Powers.  He gives us divine life by way of GurParsaad.  This is the real divine power of GurParsaad that it brings us back to the divine world by giving us divine life. 

The ones who have developed their hunger or thirst for Divinity are blessed with this GurParsaad and this becomes a food for them.  The GurParsaad is the real divine food for the soul.  So once we are blessed with GurParsaad then dedicate our self with Tunn, Munn and Dhann at the Charans of the Sant SatGuru who has blessed us with the GurParsaad.  Everything that happens is by the grace of God, it is the GurKirpa.  He is the only Doer and everything is a result of His super Infinite Divine Powers. 

Jaa kai man gur kee parteet.
Tis junn aavai har prabh cheet.
Bhagat bhagat sunee-ai tihu lo-ay.
Jaa kai hirdai ayko ho-ay.
Sach karnee sach taa kee rahat.
Sach hirdai sat mukh kahat.
Saachee darisat saachaa aakaar.
Sach vartai saachaa paasaar.
Paar Braham jin sach kar jaataa.
Nanak so junn sach samaataa.  8.15.

It is essential to have trust, devotion, unconditional love, faith, commitment – Sachee Preet and Sachee Shardha for the Guru, the Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani we meet according to our preordained destiny.    We need to consider our Guru as a living God on this Earth and consider His word as the word of God for us.  Giving our Tunn, Munn and Dhann to our Guru is a function of Gur Ki Parteet. 

Bandgi is nothing but trust, devotion, unconditional love i.e. love without any demands, faith and belief in the Guru.  Combined with these divine qualities we also need to completely surrender to the Guru.  This is what is meant by Gur Ki Parteet.  It is a deeply rooted divine feeling within us that my Guru is everything for me and He is my savior.  The one who is blessed with this kind of a Gur Ki Parteet is the most fortunate one and probably one in tens of millions. The ones who reach that level of Gur Ki Parteet eventually become like their Guru. 

It is all about Sat, Sat Ki Karni, Sat Ki Rehat, Sat Ki Bani, Sat Ki Rehni-Behni (lifestyle).   Compliance to Truth is the key to spiritual success.  The real divine meaning of Sat Ki Karni is the Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar – which is the highest level of the Karni.  Sat Ki Karni is blessed to the Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani.  These ones have focused on Sat, Paar Braham Parmeshwar Ji and have become Dhan Dhan.  They have become His Roop – Sat Roop.   

Just imagine for a second what happens to us when our Rom Rom (Rom doesn’t mean hair, it means every cell of our body, every bit of our body) does Sat Naam Simran.  Our entire body then becomes Sat Naam, “Har ka naam junn ka roop rang.”  Then what happens to us?  We become a Sat Roop.  But, this happens only to those who are blessed with Gur Ki Parteet and those who are blessed with Sat Ki Karni.  Sat Ki Rehat is:-

·         the Rehat of winning over Maya and desires,
·         Sat Ki Drisht – only seeing Sat in one and all,
·         Sat Ki Rehni-Behni – speaking, hearing, serving and delivering Sat and only Sat. 

Sat Ki Rehat is the real Rehat.  It is also called:-

·         the Puran Sachyari Rehat of the Hirda,
·         Gareebi Ves Hirda,
·         Rom Rom Sat Naam Simran,
·         the Hirda filled with all of the divine qualities,
·         the Hirda that does the highest level of Seva – Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar which is to unite others with Sat Naam – God. 

The ones who are blessed with Gur Ki Parteet, their Hirda goes into complete silence, their mind goes into complete silence and where there is complete silence God appears there and lives their forever.  Silence is another name for divine love and Divinity Himself.  Peace means divine love, divine trust, divine devotion and divine belief.  These are all of the faces of the super Infinite Divine Power which is Sat. 

Sat Ki Rehni-Behni is living a life of Parupkaar, living every moment in Truth.  Living in Truth means not living under the influence of Panj Doots and desires, but living under the Puran Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji. 

The internal pilgrimage is the real divine pilgrimage, the Anderli Teerath as it is called in Punjabi.  This internal pilgrimage is not completed and realized until our Hirda goes into Puran Sachyari Rehat which is:-

·         the Rehat of winning over Maya,
·         the Rehat of achieving the Atam Ras Amrit,
·         the Rehat of Puran Jyot Parkash in the Hirda,
·         the Rehat of becoming a Puran Khalsa – a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani – Guru. 

Only the ones who focus on Sat and are blessed with the GurParsaad become Dhan Dhan and earn all of these divinely blessings and find a permanent place in the Dargah of Akal Purakh Ji.  Therefore, Gur Ki Parteet, Sat Ki Karni, Sat Ki Rehni-Behni, Sat Ki Rehat, Sat Ki Drisht, Sat Ki Bani is the key to the success.  By focusing on Sat Naam Simran we can earn all of these divine blessings and we can make our life sublime and achieve the objective of this human life which is Jivan Mukti.  We all should be very thankful to Dhan Dhan Guru Sahib Ji.  He has been so kind upon us all because out of His infinite divine wisdom He has given us these very clearly and well defined and explained jewels of Puran Braham Gyan.  These will completely change our life by making us a better person in society, whilst also enabling us to meet our spiritual goal of achieving union with God. 

It is very hard and almost impossible to show a true divine picture of GurBani Guru, but we have always been trying to give a glimpse of what it means and what can it do to our life if we practice it.  The practice of GurBani in our daily life is the one and only way to realize this Eternal Truth.