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Saath na chaalai bin bhajan bikhi-aa saglee chhaar.
Har har naam kamaavanaa nanak ih dhan saar. 1.
Dhan Dhan SatGur Sachey Patshah Ji, Shri Guru Arjun Dev Ji Maharaj, is very kindly continuing to giving us these divine and priceless jewels of Puran Braham Gyan about the Mahima of Naam, Mahima of Puran Bandgi, Mahima of a Sant and above all the Mahima of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji.
Any divine wisdom that comes from a SatGur is Puran Braham Gyan. Any divine wisdom that comes from a Puran Sant is the Puran Braham Gyan. Any divine words that come from a Puran Braham Gyani is Puran Braham Gyan. Any divine Shabads that are recited by a Puran Khalsa are Puran Braham Gyan. These divine words are the word of God. These words are GurParsaad, are Sat and will come true when followed with Sachee Shardha, Sachee Preet and Sacha Vishvaas. This is a Divine Truth, so when we follow these divine words and do whatever they tell us to do then the rewards are unimaginable.
SatGuru Ji is telling us the Mahima of Naam Dhann and of collecting Naam Dhann, which is the real divine treasure. This is the only divine treasure that goes with us when we leave this physical body or when our physical body’s death comes. The collection of Naam Dhann diminishes all of our sins. Our Hirda is washed with this Amrit of Naam Dhann and our mind is cleansed of our mental sicknesses.
These mental sicknesses are chronic in nature and have been responsible for making our mind and Hirda full of the scum of Maya’s Rajo and Tamo aspects. An ordinary person is drenched in this scum. This scum is like quick sand as it doesn’t let him come out, but keeps pulling him under the more he tries to escape. These chronic sicknesses are the Panj Doots and desires.
The Panj Doots and desires govern the life of an ordinary person. An ordinary person is so weak minded that he lets his mind operate under the influence of these rulers. Yes, the Panj Doots and desires rule over you and you do whatever they tell you. In this way they are your real Gurus. Following the Panj Doots and desires is like drinking the poison of Maya. That is why, due to constant drinking of these poisons of Maya, your mind and Hirda have become chronically sick.
Many people think that Maya is just money. This is a dangerous illusion as Maya is not money, but the desire for money is. There are three aspects of Maya. The first one is Tamo and includes Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh and Ahankaar. The second one is Rajo and includes Asa, Trishna, Mansha – desires. The third one is Sato. This is connected with Sat Karams such as Daya, Dharam, Santokh and Sanjam.
If you watch your daily deeds and analyze them in light of this divine wisdom, you will find that all of your deeds fall under these aspects of Maya. Many people wonder how their deeds are influenced by Maya. Let us look at it more closely. Starting with Kaam. When you see an attractive person and your mind develops a lustful thought, then this means that your mind has been overpowered by the Doot of Kaam. Regardless of if you actually put that lustful thought into action or not, your mind does get effected by that thought. This lustful thought is considered as a sin in Divinity. A sin committed by your mind. But, if you then physically indulge in the lustful act then that is a sin committed with your mind and with all of your five senses and your body. This is defined as a criminal act, an Asat Karam, both on the part of your mind and your body. It is recorded as a sin in your account and becomes the basis for your future destiny. Continued lustful behavior like this makes you a slave of the Doot of Kaam and forces you to repeat your lustful behavior on a daily basis resulting in a mental disorder leading to a chronic condition of your mind which makes you a habitual offender.
Let us consider the Doot of Krodh. Most of you suffer from this mental sickness. Just watch your daily deeds and see how many times in a day you become angry or lose your temper. Many times your behavior shows anger hence you are being attacked by this Doot of Krodh. Continued behavior with anger on a daily basis makes you a habitual offender and over a period of time you do become a slave of the Doot of Krodh. This again becomes a chronic mental sickness with the passage of time.
Lobh means greed and any deeds performed under the influence of greed are also called Asat Karams. When you watch your daily deeds and conduct a self evaluation you are able to figure out how many times during a day your behavior was controlled by this Doot of Lobh. Collection of money or worldly possessions beyond your needs is called Lobh. This kind of behavior is a constant thing in your daily lives. You consistently and constantly keep on working to collect money and worldly things thinking that you need them in future, without really even knowing what will happen in future. Many of you justify it by saying, “we are doing it for the children.” This collection of money and worldly possessions and property is carried out by fair or foul means and reflects a greedy behavior. A life spent in this struggle and constant manipulations definitely make you a slave of this Doot and leads to this chronic mental sickness which we call Lobh.
The next more powerful Doot is Moh. This means attachment with relationships, money, worldly possessions and properties. Attachment is due to the fear of losing these relationships, properties and possessions. If you look deep within and ask, “am I suffering from the fear of losing?” You find that yes, I am constantly living in the fear of losing something or the other. This fear of losing is called attachment or Moh. This constant fear of losing makes you mentally sick. This is another chronic condition and you become a slave of the Doot of Moh.
The next Doot is the most dangerous one, Ahankaar. This means ego, which is also called Haumai in GurBani. The Doots of Krodh and Ahankaar complement each other. Whenever ego gets hurt you become angry, or whenever you are angry your ego is being hurt. This ego physically means “me, my and mine” which leads you to believe that you are just a physical body and not a soul. Your belief is that everything that happens to you, your family and around you is due to you. Therefore, whenever somebody goes against your thinking, doing or desires, your ego is hurt and you retaliate with anger.
If you watch your daily life closely you will find that your ego gets hurt on a very frequent basis. This repeated hurt to your ego makes it even more egotistic and you indulge in other silly behaviors to prove your view points. This consistent and continued egoistical behavior makes you a slave of the Doot of Ahankaar which leads to this chronic condition which makes you mentally sick with ego.
In this way, all of the Panj Doots rule your mind and your physical senses on a constant and consistent basis. They make you really mentally sick as you are continuously working under their directions. Therefore, these Panj Doots become your Gurus.
If you also look at desires, you will find that you are always surrounded by a never ending stream of desires and you constantly keep on working to meet your desires by fair or foul means. Basically, your mind is burning in the fire or desires, a continuous stream of desires. When one desire is fulfilled then you feel happy, but this happiness is short lived as more desires are born and when one is not fulfilled then you are disappointed. A continued stream of disappointments leads your mind into depression and this depression becomes a chronic disease for you. These Rajo and Tamo aspects of Maya are called the “Bikhi-aa saglee,” the poison that you drink every day and on a constant basis and by doing so you are filled with this poison and absorbed in this poison. This poisonous behavior carves your future destiny accordingly.
When the soul leaves the body then it carries the weight of these poisonous deeds and you continue to carry this poison for an indefinite period of time, until you are blessed with the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva.
How do you achieve this GurParsaad? This GurParsaad is achieved by focusing on the third aspect of Maya and that is Sato. When you do so then you start to neutralize the effect of your Asat Karams and start collecting Sat Karams. When your Sat Karams reach a level where they out weigh the Asat Karams then a time comes when you are blessed with the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva.
The collection of Sat Karams is accelerated when you start watching your daily deeds and start to eliminate the Asat Karams performed under the Rajo and Tamo aspects of Maya. Therefore, Sat Karams lead your way to the GurParsaad of Amrit. However, leaving yourself at the mercy of the Rajo and Tamo aspects keeps you drinking the dangerous poison of Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh, Ahankaar and keeps you burning in the fire of desires.
The Amrit will cure you from these chronic mental sicknesses. It will take out all of the poison and fill your mind and Hirda with Infinite Divine Power. It will lead you to making your soul weightless and hence, achieve Jivan Mukti. Whereas drinking the poison of Rajo and Sato aspects and living a life as a slave of the Panj Doots will keep you doing the same behavior until the time you start focusing on the Sato aspect of Maya. Therefore, leaving the slavery of Rajo and Sato aspects and focusing on Sato deeds will pave your way to the GurParsaad and that is what you are being told to do in this divine Shabad.
The GurParsaad of Naam is the real divine treasure. This divine treasure is so powerful that it helps us to defeat Maya and go beyond the three aspects of Maya and merge with Akal Purakh. The power of Naam is the Infinite Divine Power. It transforms us from inside and out. It makes our Hirda a Sat Hirda and brings us Jivan Mukti. Therefore, we should be focusing on Naam Simran and collection of this eternal treasure, as Naam is the real divine treasure that will always and forever remain with us. This eternal treasure has Infinite Divine Power.
Everything has emanated from Naam and Naam is the basis and foundation of every creation. Naam Ki Kamai is the real divine Kamai that is why Naam Simran has been defined as the highest service of Akal Purakh for an ordinary person. Leaving Rajo and Tamo poisons and collecting Sato Amrit is the key to success. Collection of Amrit will make us Amrit and we be able to go beyond Maya and become one with Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji and that is why we have been blessed with this human life.
Sant junnaa mil karahu beechaar.
Ayk simar naam aadhaar.
Avar upaav sabh meet bisaarahu.
Charan kamal rid meh ur dhaarahu.
Karan kaaran so prabh samrath.
Darirh kar gahhu naam har vath.
Ih dhan sanchahu hovhu bhagvant.
Sant junnaa ka nirmal mant.
Ayk aas raakho man maahi.
Sarabh rog nanak mit jaahi. 1.
Dhan Dhan SatGuru Sachey Patshah Ji Arjun Dev Ji is continuing to give us the Puran Braham Gyan regarding the Mahima of Naam Simran. Akal Purakh is infinite and so are His divine powers. In the same way His Naam has Infinite Divine Powers. The ones who are blessed with this GurParsaad and dedicate themselves to Naam Simran go back and merge in the infinite Akal Purakh.
There is so much divine power in Sat Naam Simran that when we keep on collecting this eternal treasure of the highest order, a time comes when we become Bhagwant. This means we become Sat Roop Sat Hirda and our Hirda and the entire body goes into Naam Simran – Ajapa Jaap – Rom Rom Naam Simran. We get completely filled with a never ending stream of Amrit and our mind goes into complete silence.
When we are blessed with the GurParsaad from a Sant and we dedicate our self to Naam Simran then we go into deep meditation, which is called Samadhi and then into Sunn Samadhi. This transforms our mind into a completely thought free stage and it goes into complete silence. When our mind goes into complete silence then God appears within our own self. Complete peace is another name of God and at this stage God has no choice, but to appear in us in all physical senses. This is when we feel and experience the presence of God everywhere.
The Sat Sangat of a Puran Sant will take us into Samadhi and Sunn Samadhi. Where a Puran Sant sits has been called the same as the Dargah of Akal Purakh and there is a constant Amrit shower available at the Sat Charans of a Puran Sant. Where there is a Puran Sant sitting, the Mansarovar – Gur Sagar – Amrit Sarovar is right there and there is no effect of Maya under His Chattar. Therefore, the ones who completely surrender themselves at the Sat Charans of a Puran Sant with Tunn, Munn and Dhann and with trust, faith, devotion and love go into Samadhi instantaneously. Naam goes into the Surat and Hirda in a very short period of time.
Doing Naam Simran whilst sitting in the Sat Sangat of a Puran Sant our Simran is counted in the Dargah. So when we are sitting in the Sat Sangat of a Puran Sant then in addition to listening to His divine words, because those words are for us as well to follow, we should also concentrate on Naam Simran and realize the benefit of sitting in the Dargah.
Naam is the basic foundation of every creation including us. We have also been born from Naam. The Divine Truth is that our soul is the divine power which has been separated from the Infinite due to our destiny carved by way of our own Karni in the past of this life as well as all previous lives.
Naam Simran will remove this distance between us as a soul and the Infinite Divine Power and make us one with this divine Infinite Divine Power. The highest service of Akal Purakh for an ordinary person is Naam Simran, therefore, ignore everything and dedicate our self to Naam Simran.
Many people engage themselves in doing Nitnem in the early morning hours and have been doing so for a long time. Some have even been doing it for their whole life, but still feel that they have not reached anywhere spiritually. The main reason for the very slow or very minimal spiritual progress is their belief that just by reading GurBani on a daily basis, they will be able to advance spiritually. However, the Divine Truth is that just by reading GurBani nothing much is going to happen. This is just a ritual and performing rituals do not have much meaning in the real divine sense. The only way we be able to advance spiritually is by doing what GurBani is telling them to do. And the most important thing GurBani tells us to do is to dedicate ourselves to Naam Simran.
Doing GurBani in our practical life is the key to our spiritual success and not just reading. Dedicating our self to Naam Simran saturates our Hirda with the Charan Kamals – Sat Charans and transforms it into a Sat Hirda and that is what is important and that is what we need to do. Dedicating our self to Naam Simran brings us the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. This GurParsaad cures our mind and Hirda of all of the mental sicknesses caused by the sustained influence of the Rajo and Tamo aspects of Maya and helps us to focus on the Sato aspect of Maya. This spiritually uplifts us and eventually takes us beyond Maya and merges us into the Nirgun Saroop of Akal Purakh.
GurParsaad is the one and only cure of all of our accumulated sins from all of the previous lives and also the chronic mental sickness of Panj Doots and desires. Curing our mind and Hirda of these mental sicknesses is a mandatory divine law for us to achieve Jivan Mukti. The GurParsaad is available under the Chattar of a Puran Sant. The GurParsaad is available at the Sat Charans of a Puran Sant. The words of a Puran Sant are Sat Bachans and the GurParsaad. The fortunate ones who take these words into the Hirda and stay focused on these divine words achieve the spiritual goals.
Achieving the GurParsaad and focusing on Naam Simran and Naam Ki Kamai is the divine gift. By focusing on this divine gift we can make our life sublime and achieve Jivan Mukti. The Mahima of Naam Ki Kamai is that we become a Sat Hirda and when that happens, we too become the Mahima of Akal Purakh.
Jis dhan ka-o chaar kunt uth dhaaveh.
So dhan har sayvaa tay paavahi.
Jis sukh ka-o nit baachheh meet.
So sukh sadhu sang pareet.
Jis sobhaa ka-o karahi bhalee karnee.
Saa sobhaa bhaj har kee sarnee.
Anik upaavee rog na jaa-ay.
Rog mitai har avkhadh laa-ay.
Sarabh nidhaan meh har naam nidhaan.
Jap nanak dargahi parvaan. 2.
Dhan Dhan Pancham Patshah Ji has been so kind upon all of us. He has given us this piece of divine wisdom through which He is telling us the Mahima of Naam Dhann and the source of Naam Dhann. Naam Dhann is the priceless treasure. This eternal treasure has infinite powers. One of the divine benefits that is achieved by dedicating our self to Naam and collecting this priceless treasure is that we can find a place in the Dargah of Akal Purakh. This is a divine promise that is being made to us by the Guru. Every Shabad of GurBani is a promise to us. If we do what the Shabad is telling us to do we are sure to achieve that status as this is the Guru’s word and there is no way that it will not come true to us.
The only thing that we need to do is dedicate our self completely, surrender our self completely to the Guru and follow His words with trust, devotion and love. An ordinary person is always running to make money, gain worldly possessions, accumulate wealth, build properties and that too by fair or foul means.
Even for such a person who is busy in collecting wealth, there is no worldly treasure bigger than Ridhis and Sidhis, which can be achieved by dedicating yourself to Naam. Ridhis and Sidhis is Maya and they come to surrender to us when our Bandgi goes into Karam Khand. There are some people who do fall into the trap of using the Ridhis and Sidhis. They block any further progress in their Bandgi. However, for an ordinary person, who is busy collecting wealth, a good motivating factor is to at least dedicate themselves to Naam Simran just to achieve the Ridhis and Sidhis. In this way at least they will do Naam Simran and will not indulge in the unfair means of collecting wealth. And who knows, it may work out good for them in the long run if they then go beyond the Ridhis and Sidhis.
Another benefit for them of dedicating to Naam is that their problems will start to disappear and things will start to fall in place for them. This motivates them further to focus more on Naam and in this way they benefit by accumulating Sat Karams as well. Their life becomes trouble free and problem free.
This is a Divine Truth that the ones who are looking for Chaar Padarath of Dharam, Mokh, Arth and Kaam, should go to the Sat Charans of a Puran Sant. Dharam means Naam and Naam Ki Kamai, Naam Ki Seva. Mokh means Jivan Mukti. Arth means money or wealth and Kaam here doesn’t mean lust, it means the Kamna – the fulfilling of desires. But, please keep in mind that we already get enough money from God so that we can live comfortably and only those desires will be fulfilled which are fair and just. Therefore, it makes all of the sense in the world to go to the Sat Charans of a Puran Sant and serve Him and try to please Him with our Seva. When He is pleased then we can be very easily blessed with Chaar Padarath. At the same time please don’t ask for anything when we go at the Sat Charans of a Puran Sant, just do whatever He tells us to do as this is the only way that He can be pleased and His pleasure will change everything for us.
An ordinary person is always looking for happiness under the illusion that his worldly achievements will bring him happiness. In this pursuit he keeps on working day and night to achieve recognition as well as happiness. These deeds may be doing good to others, helping others, or serving the society or the humanity in general. And by doing so every one keeps on finding happiness in their daily life in whatever we do. They constantly keep on trying to win praise among society, family and friends. All such deeds that they perform in daily life for winning praise and recognition amongst other people, are performed due to ego. If the get recognition and praise then they feel good and happy, but when that doesn’t happen they get angry and disappointed. They get angry and disappointed because ego is hurt. All this is done to satisfy their ego and how can satisfaction of ego bring happiness to them? The happiness they feel is short lived and after that again the same story begins. Therefore, if we are looking for an everlasting divine happiness and divine respect then there is only one way and that is to dedicate our self to the Sat Charans of a Puran Sant and pray for the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. When we completely surrender our self at the Sat Charans of a Puran Sant then there is no way that we will not be blessed with the GurParsaad. Our trust, faith, devotion and love will reward us this eternal divine peace and happiness.
The real divine happiness is in becoming a Sat Hirda, by winning over Maya and our own mind and going into Sehaj Samadhi, Atal Awastha, where we can never be disturbed by anything that may happen around us. This is called Sat Chit Anand. When we become Sat Hirda then we become Mahima of Akal Purakh. Who can then stop our Mahima from spreading in all directions?
In the previous Pauri we talked about the chronic mental sicknesses of Panj Doots and desires. There is no way to cure our mind and Hirda from these chronic mental sicknesses other than the GurParsaad of Naam Dhann. We may try other means to control our Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh and Ahankaar, but we will never be able to eliminate them from our mind and Hirda. In the same way, we may do many other things to eliminate our desires, but our mind will never go into full contentment.
There is only one way that we be able to win over the Panj Doots and eliminate our desires and that is by collection of the GurParsaad of Naam Dhann, the most priceless Infinite Divine Power, as only this Infinite Divine Power can defeat Maya and there is nothing else that can beat Maya down.
Naam is the prescription for all of our mental sicknesses. GurBani is the prescription for all of the distortions of your mind. Naam and GurBani are the eternal prescription for curing your mind and Hirda from all of the distractions, Panj Doots, desires and all of the bad qualities and habits. These have been making you suffer for ages throughout your past lives and this life. Only Naam and GurBani can bring your mind the eternal peace and transform your Hirda into a Sat Hirda and bring you Jivan Mukti. So please focus on Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. This will bring you the eternal, divine and never ending happiness.
Man parbodhahu har ai naa-ay.
Dah dis dhaavat aavai thaa-ay.
Taa ka-o bighan na laagai ko-ay.
Jaa kai ridai basai har so-ay.
Kal taatee thaandhaa har naa-o.
Simar simar sada sukh paa-o.
Bha-o binsai puran ho-ay aas.
Bhagat bhaa-ay aatam pargaas.
Tit ghar jaa-ay basai abhinaasee.
Kaho nanak kaatee jam faasee. 3.
Please sit down for a few moments and notice how fast the mind runs. It moves from one thought to another within a fraction of a second. Our mind is constantly talking. It is continuously thinking. It is engaged in a never ending stream of thoughts. Probably the only time our mind goes into rest is when we are in deep sleep. But, when we are awake then we are continuously talking to our own self. This is a Divine Truth that our mind almost never goes into peace, our mind never goes into rest while we are awake.
Just as we need to rest our body after a long day’s work we also need to bring our mind to rest after a continuous days thinking. There is no worldly power that can bring our mind to complete rest. But, there is one divine power that can bring our mind to rest and that is the Infinite Divine Power that is present in Naam Simran.
GurBani says, “Har simran meh aap nirankaraa.” This is a divine promise that the Guru makes to us, that when we focus on Naam Simran then the Infinite Divine Power of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar will take over our mind and will bring it to eternal peace. When we concentrate on Naam Simran then due to the Infinite Divine Power of Naam, then all of the talking of the mind and the thoughts that our mind is otherwise busy in, will be replaced by Naam. And in this way we are thinking and talking only Naam in our mind.
Elimination of all other absurd thinking and thoughts will be replaced by Naam. Even when we are not focused on Naam, our mind slowly will go to focus only on Sat Karams. The thoughts will be purified and will be focused only on Sat Ki Karni. In the same way, when we focus on Naam Simran every day in the morning and evening, then we start to enjoy it more and more. Our mind starts experiencing more and more stability and peace and our thoughts become purified. Naam Simran along with listening to GurBani starts to bring GurBani inside us. This means that we start to understand GurBani from within and we become motivated to do what we now truly understand. Our thirst for meeting God becomes deeper and we become motivated to focus more and more on Naam Simran.
Whilst engaged in this process and collecting the Sat Karams, we make our self eligible for the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. Our destiny then takes us to a source of this GurParsaad, which will be a Puran Sant Puran Braham Gyani and we become blessed with the GurParsaad. Then as we continue to focus on Naam Simran under the Chattar of a Puran Sant our Bandgi goes onto the fast track and we are blessed with the Karam Khand and we go into Samadhi and Sunn Samadhi and our Bandgi will start to collect Naam Dhann in the Dargah of Akal Purakh Ji.
Complete surrender at the Sat Charans of a Puran Sant will do wonders in our spiritual life and we keep on going higher and higher every day. We have wonderful spiritual experiences, such as Guru Darshans, seeing Parkash, seeing Jyots, out of body experiences, listening to Kirtan, listening to Panch Shabad Anhad Naad music, Darshans of Braham Gyani Maha Purakhs, and so on. Different people have different kinds of spiritual experiences. This will take us to Ajapa Jaap Naam Simran and Rom Rom Naam Simran. All of our Bajjar Kapaats will be opened, all of our Sat Sarovars will be enlightened and activated, our Dassam Duaar will be opened and our body will be filled with Amrit. We physically hear Naam going on in our body and Amrit flowing all over our body. With these divine things happening to us, we become blessed with the divine wisdom as well and we start to take a glimpse of the depth of GurBani. We start to have all those experiences that are written in GurBani. GurBani comes true for us and we become what GurBani wants us to become.
The current Age we are living in is called the Kal Yug. This means the age of darkness. The darkness which is influenced by the Rajo and Tamo aspects of Maya and desires. Kal Yug is being ruled by the Rajo and Tamo aspects of Maya. Everyone is burning in this fire of Kal Yug which is Panj Doots and the fire of desires. The GurParsaad of Naam Amrit extinguishes this fire of Kal Yug for us and our mind and Hirda is saved from burning in this fire of Kal Yug. By defeating Maya and going beyond Maya, we become fearless. In this way, we become detached internally from all of the worldly relationships, worldly possessions, properties and wealth that we have collected. We are blessed with the GurParsaad of the divine wisdom which takes us out of attachments and leads us beyond Maya to become one with the Almighty.
Fearlessness is a very important and a mandatory divine quality. It is a divine power that leads our way to the everlasting eternal happiness. This divine quality makes us eligible for delivering the Truth to the masses. Without being fearless we are not able to serve and deliver the Truth to others. But, by becoming fearless our desire to achieve Sada Sukh, eternal happiness, is achieved. This puts our mind to rest and silence. Our Puran Bandgi brings Param Jyot Puran Parkash into our Hirda and we are blessed with Jivan Mukti. We are relieved from reincarnating in the cycle of birth and death, because our Hirda is transformed into a Sat Hirda. God appears in our Hirda and soul and all of our physical senses and Panj Indrees will come under Puran Hukam.
Tat beechaar kahai junn saachaa.
Janam marai so kaacho kaachaa.
Aavaa gavan mitai prabh sayv.
Aap ti-aag sharan gurdayv.
I-o ratan janam ka ho-ay udhaar.
Har har simar paraan aadhaar.
Anik upaav na chhootanhaaray.
Simrit saasat bayd beechaaray.
Har kee bhagat karahu man laa-ay.
Man banchhat nanak fal paa-ay. 4.
This is a Divine Truth that when we move on the Bhagti Marg and progress towards our Puran Bandgi then a stage comes in our Bandgi when we are blessed with Puran Tat Gyan. This is also called Puran Braham Gyan. Whenever we refer to the divine wisdom in these GurParsaadi writings we mean Puran Tat Gyan or Puran Braham Gyan. This is also called Atam Ras Amrit, which is called the highest level of the Amrit. The Atam Ras Amrit is available only to Puran Sant, Puran Braham Gyani, Puran Khalsa or a SatGur. In this Pauri, SatGuru Ji has called such a soul Junn Sacha.
With the achievement of the Puran Tat Gyan or Puran Braham Gyan our Bandgi is accepted as Puran in the Dargah and we be blessed with the GurParsaad to deliver the Truth to the masses. We become authorized by our Guru or Akal Purakh to go out and serve the masses with this GurParsaad. Only then are we able to deliver this divine wisdom – Puran Tat Gyan or Puran Braham Gyan to the Sangat.
Anybody who is below this level of Bandgi is not authorized to deliver the GurParsaad to the Sangat. Also until you reach this level in your Bandgi you are not authorized to preach to the Sangat as you don’t yet have the GurParsaad, because only the GurParsaad can help the Sangat. So below Puran Tat Gyan or Puran Braham Gyan you are not a Junn Sacha, but a Kacho Kacha (fake) and as long as you are a Kacho Kacha, means as long as our Bandgi is not blessed as Puran by the Dargah, you are counted as fake or incomplete in the Dargah and not authorized to deliver the GurParsaad to the Sangat so will remain reincarnating in the cycle of death and birth.
Puran Tat Gyan or Puran Braham Gyan brings Jivan Mukti – salvation. We attain it by giving up everything at the Sat Charans of a Puran Sant. Then we pave our way to Jivan Mukti as we are rewarded with the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. This GurParsaad paves our way to salvation. When our Bandgi reaches the Puran Tat Gyan or Puran Braham Gyan stage, it takes us out of the cycle of death and birth.
This human life is the most precious gift that we have been rewarded with. It is not wrong to say that this human life is a priceless gift given to us. Only in a human life can we be blessed with the divine power to reach this level of spirituality which SatGuru Ji has called Puran Tat Gyan. Basically, we consider this human life itself a GurParsaad as well. So losing this human life without making any spiritual advancement is like committing spiritual suicide. GurBani does call the one who has not engaged in Naam Simran as having committed spiritual suicidal, Atam Ghati.
Praan is the soul and the foundation of this soul is God Himself. It doesn’t make sense to forget about our own foundation and to indulge in those acts which are all false. Our own foundation is the Eternal Divine Truth and that is Naam. By ignoring our own foundation and letting it become weak, we eventually allow it to collapse and leave us nowhere. That is why it is suicidal to ignore Naam which is our own foundation.
We should be working to make our own foundation stronger and the Divine Truth is that we can make it infinitely strong as the divine power of Naam is infinite. We are very fortunate that being born as a human being we have also been blessed with the divine power to focus on Naam and make our own foundation infinitely strong. This will make us remain in existence forever, then we never die, we remain in the Dargah forever.
Everything else we do in life does not help us to make our foundation stronger and eventually goes to waste and will carve our future destiny accordingly. So why stay focused on waste? Why not focus on collecting the real divine treasure of Naam. Doing Naam Ki Kamai will for sure fulfill all of your needs and make all of your problems disappear. All of your mental sicknesses will be cured. Your mind will go into peace and you are then able to realize all of the benefits presented in the first Astpadi of Sukhmani Bani.
Another very important point to understand is that the divine wisdom, the Puran Tat Gyan, doesn’t come by reading religious books. Puran Tat Gyan is also not achieved by reading GurBani on a daily basis. Puran Tat Gyan is also not achieved by any other means such as doing Yoga and other religious rituals. Puran Tat Gyan comes from within when our Bandgi or Simran reaches that level after all of our Bajjar Kapaats are opened, Dassam Duaar is opened, Sat Sarovars are enlightened with Naam, Kundalini is awakened and our Hirda is blessed with Puran Jyot Parkash and our Bandgi is accepted in the Dargah. Therefore, for reaching this level of spirituality we have to focus on the eternal treasure of Naam, the GurParsaad.
Sang na chaalas tayrai dhanaa.
Too ki-aa laptaavahi moorakh manaa.
Sut meet kutamb ar banitaa.
In tay kahhu tum kavan sanaathaa.
Raaj rang maa-i-aa bisthaar.
In tay kahhu kavan chhutkaar.
As hastee rath asvaaree.
Jhoothaa damf jhooth paasaaree.
Jin dee-ay tis bujhai na bigaanaa.
Naam bisaar nanak pachhutaanaa. 5.
The ones who are united with Naam are very fortunate, but the ones who are not united with Naam are very unfortunate. Naam brings infinite fortune for us, whereas without Naam you are left without this infinite fortune, which means nothing but repenting afterwards.
Many people are living in this illusion that old age is for Naam Japna and that now while being young, they should work and focus on the collection of wealth and properties. Their entire effort is directed towards gathering materialistic things and bringing up their families and meeting their needs. This kind of an attitude or thinking is totally wrong. While being busy in living this kind of lifestyle they are working under the influence of the Rajo and Tamo aspects of Maya and the collection of wealth and properties etc is nothing but drinking the poison of Maya on a continuous basis. It makes them mentally sick with the chronic diseases of the Panj Doots and desires.
By the time they reach old age they are badly drenched in the scum of Maya and as a result, along with these mental sicknesses, their physical health also becomes so bad that they only become focused on regaining their health. Look around and notice the senior citizens, how many don’t take blood pressure medications? Or don’t take medication for high sugar levels? And so many other physical diseases? When they are suffering with bad physical health then there is hardly any opportunity left to work on spiritual health. Therefore, there is no particular age for Naam Japna. The sooner we dedicate our self to Naam Japna the better it is for us.
When were kids we were not so much into Maya. It is a Divine Truth that a new born baby is united with God, but as the baby grows in an environment operating under the influence of Panj Doots and desires, the baby is effected badly and loses all its spirituality. But, still in young age we are not as much effected by Maya as we are when we are older. Therefore, the sooner we dedicate our self to Naam Japna the better and easier it is.
Our dedication to Naam Japna in our formative years helps us to stay away from being influenced by the Rajo and Tamo aspects, the negative powers of Maya and we are able to progress in our spirituality faster than if we postpone it till old age. In this way, we are blessed earlier on in our life with this divine wisdom that nothing else except the eternal treasure of Naam will go with us when death comes.
We also become blessed with this divine wisdom that our collection of wealth and properties is not going to go with us when death comes. Worldly wealth and properties are nothing more than a commodity that have been given to us to live our life comfortably and move on with our spiritual progress towards the union with God.
All of our relationships, our family and friends, are just in the Karam Kand (part of Karma, not to be confused with Karam Khand – realm of Grace) and are not real. We are together just to pay our dues according to our destiny and we are unable to go with each other when death comes. Nothing, whatsoever it may be, will go with us when death comes. That is why it is all false.
Our collection of wealth and properties is all false as it doesn’t prevail. The only thing that prevails is the Eternal Truth and that is Naam Dhann. Only Naam Dhann will prevail and will go with us. Only Naam Dhann is the eternal treasure that will transform our Hirda into a Sat Hirda and bless us with a never ending happiness and Jivan Mukti.
Worldly positions, worldly kingdom and everything that comes with these worldly positions, including power to rule, facilities and perks that come with these worldly positions, are all false as they do not prevail when death comes. All this is nothing but a net of Maya, or web of Maya and people become like a spider who will never be able to leave this web of Maya and dedicate to Naam Japna. While being stuck in this web of Maya people have totally forgotten that One who has given us all of these positions, kingdom and associated comforts, wealth and properties, relationships and above all this human life. This means that they have totally forgotten about the Infinite Divine Power that is behind all this and the power that has given us this human life to serve and deliver the Truth and not to serve Maya. This false, foolish and purposeful ignorance on their part will lead them eventually to repent when they realise that they have wasted their life by being stuck in this web of Maya. Therefore, in order to avoid this later repenting just wake up and dedicate yourself to Naam Japna now without delaying anymore. This is the real divine treasure that will pave your way to unite with God.
Gur kee mat too layhi i-aanay.
Bhagat binaa baho doobay si-aanay.
Har kee bhagat karahu man meet.
Nirmal ho-ay tumaaro cheet.
Charan kamal raakho man maahi.
Janam janam kay kilbikh jaahi.
Aap japahu avraa naam japaavhu.
Sunat kahat rahat Gat paavhu.
Saar bhoot sat har ko naa-o.
Sehaj subhaa-ay nanak gun gaa-o. 6.
SatGuru Sachey Patshah Ji Arjun Dev Ji Maharaj is very kind to all of us as He is telling us the Mahima of GurMat, Mahima of Sat Naam, Mahima of Rehat – internal compliance, the way we should be living our life and how we can benefit from this divine wisdom.
Gur Ki Mat, or GurMat is the key to our spiritual success. The GurMat is GurBani. The GurMat is the word of the SatGuru. The GurMat is the word of Akal Purakh. The GurMat is the word of a Puran Sant. The GurMat is the word of a Puran Braham Gyani. The ones who reach that level in spirituality and achieve the Param Padvi and are called a SatGur, Puran Sant, Puran Braham Gyani or a Puran Khalsa. Then all of the senses and Karam Indrees come under the Puran Hukam of Akal Purakh and we go into a continuous Samadhi, which is also called Sehaj Samadhi. Then while in Sehaj Samadhi whatever they utter or say is in Puran Hukam and is called the world of God and that is GurMat in addition to GurBani. Whatever they say is nothing different from what GurBani says because whatever they say is the Puran Braham Gyan – divine wisdom. That is why their words are called Sat Bachan and they come true to us when applied to our daily life. So ignoring the words should not be an option for us. Following the word will be a divine blessing.
Similarly, following GurBani by doing what GurBani says is doing GurMat and is a divine blessing. Those who have done it have realized and transformed the Hirda into a Sat Hirda. The ones who have not done it should give it a try and see what happens to their spiritual life. Rather than just reading GurBani, put it into practice on a daily basis and then see the difference.
Many people complain that we have been doing Nitnem for a long time as well as reading GurBani for our whole lifetime, but without any or very little spiritual progress. The main and only reason for not making any spiritual progress is not practicing GurBani in daily life. We strongly appeal to those people to focus on doing GurBani and see the difference. We make a divine promise to you, that if you do GurBani then there is no force that can stop you from becoming GurBani. This means that nothing can stop you from becoming what GurBani says, namely that you are sure to transform your Hirda into a Sat Hirda and become the Mahima of GurBani.
True devotion, Sachee Shardha, is a very important and mandatory requirement in our Bandgi process. Our dedication and surrender is not complete without this divine quality of devotion. Devotion brings us the GurParsaad. Devotion brings us the GurParsaad of Bandgi and Seva. Actually devotion is Bandgi, devotion is dedication, devotion is surrender, without devotion there is no spiritual progress. It should come from inside of our Hirda, the thirst for seeking the Eternal Truth, the thirst for discovering the Eternal Truth – Sat. Devotion is the foundation of Bandgi. Without devotion Bandgi is not possible. Devotion is a divine gift so please keep on praying for this divine gift until our Hirda gets filled with this divine quality, this divine power.
Make friends with the mind. By making friends with the mind we are able to stop it from thinking negatively which then allows us to focus on devotion and Bandgi. As long as our mind is involved in negative thinking it is not doing us any good. When our mind becomes our friend then it will start listening to us as a soul and we become able to focus more and more on Bandgi. As long as our mind is indulging in negative thinking and wrong doings it is our enemy as its actions are hurting us. As we don’t want our mind to be our enemy, friendship with our mind is a good deal, it will benefit us tremendously.
When our mind goes into devotion and Bandgi then it is basically, replaced by Naam and divine Jyot and so it is purified completely. The same purification process works for all of our senses and Hirda. Slowly the entire body is corrected by Amrit and becomes a Kanchan Dehi.
The real divine compliance is the internal compliance – Anderli Rehat. This compliance is the compliance of complete transformation of our Hirda to a Sat Hirda – Puran Sachyari Rehat. This internal compliance is winning over Maya and going beyond Maya. The internal compliance is the achievement of Atam Ras Amrit. Listening to GurMat, living the GurMat and earning the internal compliance as above explained will bring us Jivan Mukti.
Sat is the Naam of Akal Purakh and this Naam is the basis of every creation. Everything has emanated from Sat Naam and by doing Sat Naam we become Sat and go into a Sehaj Awastha – a continuous Samadhi. Those who go into this Sehaj Awastha are forever absorbed in the Mahima of Akal Purakh and are one with Him and become the Mahima of Akal Purakh themselves. They are themselves absorbed in Naam and keep on working to unite others to Naam. Sat Naam Amrit washes all of the sins of all previous lives, and takes all of the mental sicknesses, pains and sorrows away and brings us Jivan Mukti.
Gun gaavat tayree utras mail.
Binas jaa-ay ha-umai bikh fail.
Hohi achint basai sukh naal.
Saas garas har naam samaal.
Chhaad si-aanap saglee manaa.
Sadhsang paavahi sach dhanaa.
Har poonjee sanch karahu bi-uhaar.
Eehaa sukh dargeh jaikaar.
Sarabh nirantar ayko daykh.
Kaho nanak jaa kai mastak laykh. 7.
Haumai has been called a deep mental sickness. Haumai has been described as the poison which kills you spiritually. Haumai is responsible for your repeated reincarnation. Out of the Panj Doots, Haumai is the most dangerous one. The Panj Doots live inside your body. The Doot of Kaam lives in the lower portion of your body in the sex organ area. The Doot of Krodh lives in your stomach area. The Doots of Lobh and Moh live in your chest area. The Doot of Ahankaar or Haumai, which is the most dangerous lives in your head area.
The Doot of Haumai makes you believe that you are just a body and have nothing to do with anything else. It makes you totally ignorant of the Divine Truth that you are a soul and not the body and that the body exists only because of the soul, which is the Infinite Divine Power.
Haumai makes you believe that you do everything yourself and there is no Karta Purakh. Basically, Haumai is responsible for your separation from the Almighty. Haumai is responsible for keeping us reincarnating through the cycle of death and birth.
The most important divine power and divine quality that will kill your Haumai is humility and humbleness and your trust that:-
· everything that happens or is done is in Hukam or according to the will of God,
· there is only one Doer,
· everything is done by the Infinite Divine Power, and
· this Infinite Divine Power is the Creator and operator of every creation.
Our Hirda will be filled with humbleness and humility by:-
· doing Dandauth to the Guru and the Sangat,
· by dusting the shoes of Sangat and applying this dust to our forehead,
· by considering our self as the lowest of the low,
· by calling our self, “Neechan key att neech” – lowest of the low,
· by calling our self a Loon Harami, (traitor – God has given us everything and we turn our backs to Him – we have tasted his salt but deny Him.),
· by considering everything above us.
Becoming Sagal Ki Reena means becoming the Charan Dhool of the entire creation. It is the key to fill our Hirda with this divine power of humility and humbleness. Focusing on the Mahima of Akal Purakh will kill our Haumai. The highest level of Mahima of Akal Purakh is in doing His Naam Simran. Therefore, please dedicate to this highest service of Akal Purakh and focus all of your energies on Naam Simran. This paves our way to kill your Haumai and fill your Hirda with the divine power of humility and humbleness and makes you Sagal Ki Reena – Charan Dhool of the entire creation. Include this in your daily Ardas to God, “Please make me Sagal Ki Reena. Please make me the Charan Dhool of the entire creation. Please make me the slave of the entire creation. Please make me the slave of even Bishta Kaa Kiraa.” This prayer will clean your Hirda and head. This prayer will fill them with humility and humbleness and you are saved from drinking this poison of Haumai on a daily basis.
One of the basic reasons for your Haumai is your own wisdom and the worldly wisdom that you follow in your day today performances. As long as you continue to do so you will be unable to kill your Haumai. The remedy to this is to leave aside your own and worldly wisdom and follow the GurMat. The GurMat is nothing but GurBani. It is the Mahima of Akal Purakh. It is the Mahima of Akal Purakh’s Naam. It is the Mahima of SatGuru, Sant, Bhagat, Khalsa and Braham Gyani. It is Puran Braham Gyan and by following GurBani you will become the Mahima of Akal Purakh.
The most precious divine gift we have been blessed with is the wealth of our breath. We should not be wasting this divine wealth by spending it in Asat Karams. We need to use this wealth of breaths for collecting the priceless eternal treasure of Naam Dhann. We should not be spending this divine wealth of our breaths in buying the poison of Maya’s Rajo and Tamo aspects. We should only be spending this wealth in collecting more divine wealth. Actually we are not spending the divine wealth when we focus on Naam Dhann, we are multiplying it. Therefore, collection of Naam Dhann is the best deal. Trading our breaths with Naam Dhann is the best deal.
Many people take the literal meaning of Saas Giraas Simran which is to repeat Naam while inhaling and exhaling, but that is not the Divine Truth. Every time we inhale and exhale, meaning at each and every moment, we need to collect the divine wealth of Naam Dhann. There is no way that we can repeat Naam with every single inhale and exhale. Therefore, the true divine meaning of Saas Giraas Simran is that none of our breaths should go without Simran, and that is only possible when we go into Ajapa Jaap – autopilot. When our Simran goes into that stage when Naam Goes into our Surat Hirda and Rom Rom then the Infinite Divine Power takes over and we are blessed with continuous Simran in our Rom Rom. Therefore, to reach that stage of Naam Simran, which is GurParsaad, we are taken by our own destiny at the Sat Charans of a Puran Sant. When we completely surrender at His Sat Charans with Tunn, Munn and Dhann with trust, devotion and love then we are blessed with the GurParsaad and this GurParsaad will take us into Ajapa Jaap.
Our destiny is the deciding factor of our fortune and we are responsible for carving our own destiny and building our own future depending upon our Karni. Sat Ki Karni will take us to GurParsaad and Asat Ki Karni will leave us drinking the poison of Maya’s Rajo and Tamo aspects. Sat Ki Karni will bring us back to life and Asat Ki Karni will take us deep into the scum of Maya’s Rajo and Tamo aspects.
Collection of Naam Dhann takes us to Dargah and provides us with a permanent place in the Dargah where we are awarded with all of the eternal treasures as well as a never ending eternal happiness. Only with GurParsaad do we reach this level of Bandgi where we are able to realize the Infinite Divine Power behind the entire creation. We are then able to see and feel physically how every creation is being run by the Infinite Divine Power – Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji. Therefore, dealing in Naam Dhann and collection of Naam Dhann is the most rewarding business we can do.
Ayko jap ayko saalaahi.
Ayk simar ayko man aahi.
Aykas kay gun gaa-o anant.
Man tunn jaap ayk bhagvant.
Ayko ayk ayk har aap.
Puran poor rahi-o prabh bi-aap.
Anik bisthaar ayk tay bha-ay.
Ayk araadh paraachhat ga-ay.
Man tunn antar ayk prabh raataa.
Gur parsaad nanak ik jaataa. 8.19.
Dhan Dhan SatGur Sachey Patshah Ji Shri Arjun Dev Ji is very kindly continuing to give us the divine wisdom – Puran Braham Gyan about the Mahima of Naam Japna and the GurParsaad. Dhan Dhan SatGur Sachey Patshah Ji Shri Nanak Dev Patshah Ji has been so kind upon us, that the very first thing He said and described is the Mahima of Naam and the GurParsaad. Please look at the Mool Manter. The very first Salok of GurBani is called the Mool Manter. The one who understands the Mool Manter will understand the entire GurBani. Mool Manter gives an excellent and complete definition of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji.
Mool means the basic foundation, the Infinite Divine Power, that is the basic foundation of the entire creation, from where the entire creation has sprouted. Manter means the one which will ferry us across to the Dargah and takes us to the Dargah of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji.
In the Mool Manter it is defined that Ik Oankaar is Sat and this Sat is Naam, and this Infinite Divine Power is the Karta Purakh, Nirbhao, Nirvair, Akal Murat, Ajuni, Saibhun(g) and is a GurParsaad. The GurParsaad is the Infinite Divine Power and this Infinite Divine Power is Sat, has been in existence since the beginning (beginning and end are unknown, only present is known and present means this moment), is prevailing now and will prevail in all ages to come.
Naam as Sat Naam is therefore, defined in the Mool Manter and there is no Manter bigger or better or more complete than Sat Naam. Therefore, the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva is the only way to our spiritual success.
This GurParsaad is the Infinite Divine Power and will do wonders for your spiritual progress. This Infinite Divine Power of Sat Naam will pave your way to the Dargah and you be able to achieve complete realization of Akal Purakh.
Jaap in Munn and Tunn is the Ajapa Jaap and is achieved only and only by GurParsaad. Jaap in Munn is the first stage of Ajapa Jaap and is much more powerful than Jaap (reciting) with the tongue. The Jaap in Tunn means the Rom Rom Naam Simran. This is when every bit of our body vibrates with Naam. We physically feel these divine vibrations. These vibrations are easily felt in our hands, finger tips and other more sensitive areas of the body. These vibrations of Naam in our body are experienced and felt when Naam goes into our Hirda, our Kundalini is awakened and all of our Sat Sarovars are activated and illuminated with Naam.
The Kundalini Shakti (energy) works throughout our body and conducts the correction of our body. This divine Shakti removes all of the pockets filled with negative energy and fills them with the divine energy, the cosmic power, the Amrit. This Shakti purifies our mind, Hirda, soul and body completely and makes it fit for the Infinite Divine Power to stay in there forever. All of the eternal treasures, Amrit and the Puran Braham Gyan are hidden inside our soul. So with the correction and purification of the mind, soul and body these divine treasures are uncovered and surface physically through our body.
The Infinite Divine Power is realized by us within our own body and the Puran Braham Gyan and Param Jyot Puran Parkash appears from within our own soul. All of these eternal treasures are hidden inside our soul and the soul has the Infinite Divine Power. The GurParsaadi Naam just ignites the Jyot inside us and makes us realize all of these eternal treasures which were already present within our own self.
The correction process of our mind body and soul is the Bandgi process, and this Bandgi process is the GurParsaad, and takes us through this correction process – correction of our mind, Hirda, soul and body. During this Bandgi process we focus on the GurParsaad and dedicate our self to Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai and Seva.
Naam is the Infinite Divine Power and when we focus on Naam Simran then this correction process commences and works through our entire system – mind, Hirda, soul and body. This correction process is responsible for deleting all of our sins from all of the previous lives. This correction and purification process cures our mind, Hirda, soul and body of the Panj Doots and desires and this poison is replaced by the Amrit.
With the complete realization of the Infinite Divine Power we are blessed with the Puran Braham Gyan and the spring of divine wisdom explodes from within our own self. We physically see and experience how this Infinite Divine Power is creating and operating the entire creation. Therefore, please focus all of your efforts on Naam Simran, Mahima of Naam, Mahima of Akal Purakh, Mahima of Sants, Bhagats, SatGurus, Braham Gyanis, Junns, Gurmukhs and GurSikhs. This will pave your way to the GurParsaad and enable you to become the Mahima of Akal Purakh yourself. You can then achieve your objective of this human life and your life will not be wasted drinking the poison of the Panj Doots and desires. May God bless you all with the GurParsaadi Naam.