Salok.
Jee-a jant kay thaakuraa aapay vartanhaar.
Nanak ayko pasri-aa doojaa kah daristaar.  1.

Dhan Dhan SatGur Sachey Patshah Ji Pancham Patshah Ji is continuing to give us the divine wisdom, the Puran Braham Gyan, about:-

·         the Mahima of Akal Purakh,
·         His Infinite Divine Powers, and
·         what happens when with His Infinite Divine Power a Sant Hirda is born in our self.

A Sant Hirda is born in our self when:

·         we are blessed with the Puran Braham Gyan,
·         our Hirda goes into Puran Sachyari Rehat – internal compliance,
·         our Hirda is completely transformed and becomes a Sat Hirda,
·         our Hirda gets filled with all of the divine qualities,
·         our Hirda, mind, soul and body gets filled with Amrit,
·         for us the Nirgun and Sargun becomes one,
·         our mind, Hirda, soul and body goes into complete silence,
·         our Rom Rom goes into Naam Simran,
·         Maya is defeated with the GurParsaad of this Infinite Divine Power of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji,
·         we are blessed with the Param Padvi – Puran Jyot Parkash in our Hirda and Jivan Mukti. 

We are not capable of writing or telling anything to anybody.  We are just a worthless creature on the face of this Earth.  It is the Infinite Divine Power that is doing everything and making everything happen.  We can only write these words with the GurParsaad of this Infinite Divine Power. 

As presented in the previous Astpadi, that when the Infinite Divine Power takes over us, then we are blessed with this divine understanding of how the entire creation is created by the Creator and how the Infinite Divine Power of the Creator operates the entire creation.  This divine wisdom springs up from within our self.  We become the source of this divine wisdom.  This divine wisdom doesn’t come by reading GurBani or any religious writings.  This divine wisdom does not spring up even by reading this GurParsaadi  book.  However, this book helps to motivate you to dedicate yourself to the Guru and to focus on Naam Simran and Naam Ki Kamai which lead you to this Infinite divine wisdom. 

This divine wisdom comes from the Infinite Divine Power already prevailing inside us.  When we go into Bandgi and focus on Naam Simran and as our Bandgi progresses then a stage comes when:-

·         all of our Bajjar Kapaats are opened,
·         our Dassam Duaar is opened,
·         all of our Sat Sarovars are illuminated and enlightened with Naam Amrit.

Then this divine wisdom springs up from within our self.  All of the Infinite Divine Powers are contained in the Sat Sarovars.  All of the eternal treasures are buried within our self in the Sat Sarovars.  When the Sat Sarovars are enlightened, then the doors to these eternal treasures are opened.  Then when we focus on any Shabad we go deep into the Shabad and feel its depth and its divine meaning. 

GurBani has come from Sach Khand.  It is the language of Sach Khand.  So how can an ordinary person sitting drenched in the web of Maya understand the real divine meaning of GurBani?  It would be like a fourth grader trying to solve a rocket science problem.  Therefore, as our Bandgi progresses then our understanding improves towards revealing its real deep, divine meaning. 

When our Bandgi reaches its height and all of our Sat Sarovars are enlightened and our Dassam Duaar opens and our Bandgi is accepted by Akal Purakh Ji then we are blessed with the Puran Braham Gyan.  This is the stage when we realize that there is one Infinite Divine Power that is the Master of all beings.  That this Primal Being is the Creator and owns and operates the entire creation.  His Infinite Divine Power is omnipresent and this Infinite Divine Power is the only thing that prevails. 

Creation and destruction is the play of God.  Anything and everything that is created in time and space, changes with time and meets its end eventually, whereas, this Infinite Divine Power prevails forever.  Anything other than this Infinite Divine Power is duality.  Until we lose our identity and individuality, we are in duality.  When we lose our identity and individuality then the Infinite Divine Power takes over and duality dies.  When duality ends then we reach the complete realization stage.  The death of duality is the:-

·         defeat of Maya,
·         death of Haumai,
·         GurParsaad,
·         death of all illusions, delusions, Bharams and Dubidha. 

That is why there is only One Unique and Infinite Divine Power.  Those who are in one Khand, Sach Khand are Ik Drisht – single vision.  The ones living in more than one Khand are in Pakhand and Pakhand is duality.  Therefore, the end of duality comes when the Infinite Divine Power takes over. 

“Sam darsee ek drisheta,” is the one who is not in duality and is absorbed in the Infinite Divine Power and such souls are called Sants, Bhagats, Braham Gyanis, SatGurus or Khalsas.  Dhan Dhan SatGur Pancham Patshah Ji being blessed with the Infinite Divine Power, has very kindly told us His own story in Sukhmani Bani.  Whatever SatGuru Ji realized and experienced during His Bandgi process has very kindly been given to us.  GurBani is the story of the SatGuru Sahibs, Sants and Bhagats.  All of these Paar Braham Roop souls have very kindly tried to enlighten us with their own Puran Braham Gyan. 

Astpadi.
Aap kathai aap sunnaihaar.
Aapeh ayk aap bisthaar.
Jaa tis bhaavai taa sarisat upaa-ay.
Aapnai bhaanai la-ay samaa-ay.
Tum tay bhinn nahee kichh ho-ay.
Aapan soot sabh jagat paro-ay.
Jaa ka-o prabh jee-o aap bujhaa-ay.
Sach naam so-ee junn paa-ay.
So samadrasee tat ka baytaa.
Nanak sagal sarisat ka jaytaa.  1.

Dhan Dhan SatGur Sachey Patshah Ji is continuing to explain what happens when the Infinite Divine Power takes over us.  Our identity and individuality is lost in the process of Bandgi of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmeshwar Ji. 
Bandgi means slavery.  Banda means a slave.  The divine slave is the one who has accepted the slavery of Akal Purakh.  Then their Bandgi starts, this life of divine slavery starts.  Therefore, the one who accepts this life of divine slavery and lives under the Hukam of Akal Purakh is called a Banda and His life becomes a life of Bandgi.  There are two things that we can be a slave of and they are either Maya or God.  If we are not a slave of God then we are a slave of Maya.  Slavery of Maya is:-

·         being a slave of Kaam, Krodh Lobh, Moh, Ahankaar and our desires,
·         drinking the poison of Panj Doots and burning in the fire of desires, and
·         reincarnating in the cycle of death and birth. 

Slavery of God is:-
·         Bandgi and the eternal bliss of becoming one with this Infinite Divine Power,
·         being the master of Maya,
·         making Panj Doots our slaves,
·         bringing in contentment,
·         no more burning in the fire of desires,
·         the GurParsaad. 

The ones who are blessed with the slavery of God are very fortunate.  But, the ones who continue to wander in Maya Janjaal are very unfortunate and have committed spiritual suicide and are called Atam Ghati in GurBani.

The ones who focus on Bandgi, do so because God wants them to and they are very fortunate.  Bandgi is only available to those souls whom God wants to do Bandgi.  Such souls are blessed by God with the GurParsaad of Sat Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva.  Such souls go into the Bandgi process with the GurParsaad.  When their Bandgi is accepted as complete in the Dargah then they are blessed with single vision and their duality dies. 

These souls are blessed with Puran Tat Gyan – Puran Braham Gyan.  For these souls Nirgun and Sargun becomes one and they are taken over by the Infinite Divine Power and they become one with this Infinite Divine Power.  Then there remains no difference between God and these souls.  Winning over Maya, death of duality, eternal blessing of Puran Tat Gyan – Puran Braham Gyan makes these souls the conquerors of the entire universe.

The slave of God becomes the winner of the entire universe and is blessed with the kingdom of the entire universe.  Therefore, the slavery of God is unmatched, so please quit being the slave of Maya and become a divine slave for the betterment of your soul and your future. 

Those who are blessed with the GurParsaad of this divine slavery become Dhan Dhan by merging in God and becoming one with Him.  Their Nirgun Sargun becomes one.  They go into Sunn Samadhi and Sehaj Samadhi.  They are filled with Amrit and divine qualities.  Above all of they become the Mahima of Akal Purakh and live the real divine life on this Earth and in the Dargah.  For such souls there is God everywhere. 

God’s Infinite Divine Power creates and runs every creation.  There is just God and nothing else.  Our power to speak is the divine power.  The power of hearing is the divine power.  These divine powers have been given to us to hear and speak the Truth.  The entire creation has emanated from this Infinite Divine Power.  This Infinite Divine Power is one and is called Nirgun, meaning the Formless One who is above Maya.  The entire creation is His Sargun Saroop as it is run by the Infinite Divine Power, but underneath Maya. 

Creation and destruction is His divine play based on the Eternal Truth.  The basis of the entire creation is this Infinite Divine Power.  The basis of the creation is His Naam.  The basis of the entire creation is the GurParsaad.  This GurParsaad is the Infinite Divine Power itself which creates and operates, destroys and re-creates again. 

Destruction is also based on His divine laws.  Creation and operation also happen according to His command, His Will – the Hukam of Sachey Patshah Ji.  There is nothing that is beyond Sachey Patshah Ji – Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji.  Everything and every creation is under His direct control and runs according to His Hukam.  The entire creation is created and operated by the same Infinite Divine Power.  Therefore, please focus on this Infinite Divine Power, becoming its slave does wonders for us.  Unimaginable wonders happen when we completely surrender to Him and become His slaves and lose our identity and individuality and come out of duality.  The end of duality is Jivan Mukti. 
 
Jee-A Jantar Sabh Taa Kai Haath.
Deen Da-I-Aal Anaath Ko Naath.
Jis Raakhai Tis Ko-Ay Na Maarai.
So Moo-Aa Jis Manhu Bisaarai.
Tis Taj Avar Kahaa Ko Jaa-Ay.
Sabh Sir Ayk Niranjan Raa-Ay.
Jee-A Kee Jugat Jaa Kai Sabh Haath.
Antar Baahar Jaanhu Saath.
Gun Nidhaan Bay-Ant Apaar.
Nanak Daas Sada Balihaar.  2.

The Mahima of Dhan Dhan SatGur Paar Braham Parmeshwar Ji is beyond description.  The Mahima of Akal Purakh Ji is Beant, Anant, Agam, Agochar and Agaadh.  Dhan Dhan SatGur Sachey Pancham Patshah Ji has given us this divine wisdom where He is singing the Mahima of Akal Purakh Ji and we all are very fortunate to have this Puran Braham Gyan from Him.  We all should be very thankful to Dhan Dhan Pancham Patshah Ji for His kindness and for giving us these priceless jewels of Divinity for free. 

We all know that the SatGur Sahibs were Puran Braham Gyanis, Puran Sant SatGurus so whatever they told us through GurBani was and still is the complete Truth, the complete essence of Eternal Truth.  Whatever the SatGuru Sahibs realized they have given us for free.  Therefore, this is our moral responsibility to use our divine power of listening to them, to use our divine power of hearing this Eternal Truth, to use our divine power of trusting the Gurus in order to benefit from these divine words of the Gurus. 

SatGuru Ji is telling us that all of the living beings, being a part of His creation, are being run by the Infinite Divine Power of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji.  Only the Creator has the capability and the power to run the creation.  The entire creation’s basis is the Infinite Divine Power of Sat Saroop, and kindness is one of the divine powers of the Sat Saroop. 

He is very kind.  His kindness is Infinite like Himself.  He doesn’t take even a fraction of a second to forgive us for countless misdeeds and sins.  Being lost in the web of Maya people have deprieved themself from this kindness of God, but as soon as they go into His Charan Sharan He forgives all of thier misdeeds and sins and gives them a place at His Charans. 

He is the Master of the entire universe.  We are just His slaves and should be living in His Hukam to earn His divine kindness and GurParsaad.  Slavery of Him brings us the GurParsaad.  It makes us a Banda and blesses us with Bandgi. 
The ones who are blessed with His GurKirpa and GurParsaad are protected by Him.  The ones who accept His slavery are protected by Him.  The ones who accept His slavery never die and become immortal.  Even for those who are slaves of Maya His doors are always and forever open.  Whenever you realize that you are the slave of Maya and don’t want to be anymore you are very welcome at His door step.  You take one step towards Him and He takes ten million towards you.  His Kirpa on us is always available, but our dedication and how much we surrender at His Charan Sharan determines how much we are rewarded with His Kirpa. 

Ultimately, you cannot go anywhere else.  At the end, at some point in time and space you will have to return to His Charan Sharan.  You cannot keep on drinking the poison of Maya forever, you will have to turn around towards Him and accept His slavery and leave Maya’s slavery.  The sooner you accept His slavery the better. 

His Bandgi is the Jugat.  This means the GurParsaad is the means and way of being accepted by Him as His Banda, His Sevak, His slave, His servant.  His slave means the slave of Sat.  His Sevak means the Sevak of Sat.  His servant means the servant of Sat.  And Sat is the Divine Truth, is His Naam – Sat Naam, is His Infinite Divine Power. 

Complete surrender at the Sat Charans of the Guru with Tunn, Munn and Dhann is the Jugat which brings us the Jeea Daan meaning the Daan of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva which is the highest Daan, the highest divine gift we can get. 

Niranjan means beyond the darkness of Maya; beyond the three aspects of Maya.  Niranjan is the Creator of Maya, is served by Maya and Maya is His slave.  This is the Infinite Divine Power who is the King of Kings, the King of the entire universe.  The one who is blessed with this stage of spirituality of winning over Maya and for whom this Infinite Divine Power takes over, and the one who becomes one with this Infinite Divine Power, is also blessed with the Kingdom of the Entire Universe. 

Such a soul becomes one from inside and out, duality dies and Truth prevails inside and out.  For such a soul, the Infinite Divine Power prevails everywhere.  This Infinite Divine Power contains all of the divine powers, the divine powers in the form of all divine qualities.  All of the infinite divine qualities are contained within this Infinite Divine Power. 

Look at this wonderful piece of divine wisdom, Dhan Dhan SatGur Sachey Patshah Ji Dhan Dhan Shri SatGur Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj has called Himself as Dass – slave, and by saying so He has proved that slavery of God is the GurParsaad.   Dhan Dhan SatGuru Ji Maharaj has also called Himself a Dassan Dass at several places in GurBani.  He has also called himself Loonharami in GurBani as well.  This shows SatGuru Ji’s infinite humility and humbleness.  We are a sacrifice to those who are the slaves of Akal Purakh.  The slave of Akal Purakh is the slave of entire creation as well and we are a sacrifice to Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji who is so kind that He regards His slaves as His own Mahima. 

Puran poor rahay da-i-aal.
Sabh oopar hovat kirpal.
Apnay kartab jaanai aap.
Antarjaamee rahi-o bi-aap.
Paratipaalai jee-an baho bhaat.
Jo jo rachi-o so tiseh dhi-aat.
Jis bhaavai tis la-ay milaa-ay.
Bhagat karahi har kay gun gaa-ay.
Man antar bisvaas kar maani-aa.
Karanhaar nanak ik jaani-aa.  3.

Puran means perfect.  Perfection means:-

·         completely truthful from inside out,
·         filled with all of the divine qualities,
·         complete in itself,
·         complete silence,
·         Sat, the one who is not prone to any changes, the one who has been Sat from its inception, the one who is Sat now and will remain Sat for all Ages to come and forever, Amrit.  The one who is Amrit Himself,
·         the One who never dies, and
·         the One who is never born. 

Therefore, perfection is only the Infinite Divine Power, which is called God, Allah, Paar Braham Parmeshwar, Akal Purakh.  As Puran is the source of all divine qualities, He is called Gunni Nidhaan – the source of all divine treasures, the source of all divine powers.  One of these divine qualities is kindness.  His kindness is available equally to every creation.  There is no place for duality in perfection, so that is why He is single vision – Ik Drisht, everybody is equal for Him, every creation is equally important and the Amrit is available equally to everybody. 

He is present in His every creation and all His divine qualities are available equally to everybody.  By way of His presence in every creation He takes care of every creation Himself in unique and surprising ways.  His ways and means that He uses to take care of every creation are infinite too.  He gives food even to an insect which lives inside a stone cave where there is seemingly no food. 

Infinite Divine Power means perfection and source of all divine powers, the source of all divine qualities, the source of divine laws.  We are not any exception from His omnipresence.  He is equally present inside our body too, in fact He is running our body.  His divine powers are making everything happen inside us and all around us.  Therefore, being omnipresent He knows what is going inside our mind, body and soul at any and every moment.  Any deviation from the Truth becomes a source of trouble but adherence to the Truth paves your way to becoming blessed by this Infinite Divine Power. 

He wants you to move towards perfection.  Focusing on Sat is moving towards perfection, staying drenched in the scum of Maya is going away from perfection.  Only with the blessings of divine wisdom are we able to understand, appreciate and enjoy His divine game.  Without divine wisdom you remain entangled in the web of Maya and are unable to get even a clue as to what is good or bad for you.  That is why it is called Maya Janjaal or Bhavsagar. 

The Infinite Divine Power is the basic foundation of every creation and the entire nature is absorbed in Divinity.  It is a Divine Truth that every creation of nature does Naam Simran.  It is a Divine Truth that every creation in nature lives in His Hukam.  Trust is the key to His Bandgi.  Trust is a infinite divine quality that we have been blessed with.  We have this divine power that we can use to trust Him.  In fact, trust is Bandgi.  Those who trust in Him and devote themselves to Him with unconditional love are blessed with the GurParsaad.  Trust is the key to the Puran Braham Gyan.  Trust is the key to the Puran Tat Gyan.  Those souls who go into infinite trust in God are blessed with the Puran Braham Gyan.  So please put trust in GurBani and do what GurBani is telling you to do.  Put trust in the Guru and just do what the Guru tells you to do.  Put trust in God and do whatever the Gurus are telling you to do and you will be blessed with this Infinite Divine Power of Puran Braham Gyan, which is the Highest level of spirituality. 

Those who put their trust in God are blessed with all of the infinite divine qualities.  God transforms them and makes them like Him.  Their Nirgun Sargun becomes one.  They are blessed with Sunn Samadhi.  They are blessed with all eternal treasures.  The Infinite Divine Power takes over them completely and they go into complete internal compliance.  They go into complete silence.  They become a Sat Hirda.  Therefore, all you have to do is put your complete trust in the Gur and Guru and the Guru will take care of you. 

In all practical senses, having trust means complete surrender at the Sat Charans of the Guru with Tunn, Munn and Dhann.  Giving up everything at the Charan Sharan of Guru is having trust in Him.  This  opens the doors of GurParsaad for you and you are then able to realize this Infinite Divine Power. 
 
Jan laagaa har aykai naa-ay.
Tis kee aas na birthee jaa-ay.
Sayvak ka-o sayvaa ban aa-ee.
Hukam boojh param pad paa-ee.
Is tay oopar nahee beechaar.
Jaa kai man basi-aa nirankaar.
Bandhan tor bha-ay nirvair.
An-din poojeh gur kay pair.
Ih lok sukhee-ay parlok suhaylay.
Nanak har prabh aapeh maylay.  4.

The GurParsaad of living in Hukam is the key to the Dargah.  Living in Hukam brings us the Param Padvi.  Param Padvi is the highest spiritual stage as explained by Dhan Dhan SatGuru Sahibs in GurBani at various places.  This is a real divine jewel of Tat Gyan that has been placed at some places in GurBani.  Similarly, there are other such diamonds of divine wisdom that have been placed at some places in GurBani.  Those who are blessed with these divine jewels get to know about the target to be achieved and   work to find how to reach that target. 

Param Padvi is achieving:-

·         Puran Jyot Parkash in our Hirda,
·         Puran Tat Gyan,
·         Puran Braham Gyan,
·         Atam Ras Amrit – the highest Amrit,
·         merger with the Infinite Divine Power,
·         victory over Maya and going beyond three aspects of Maya,
·         the state of Puran Sant, a Puran SatGuru, a Puran Braham Gyani, a Puran Khalsa. 

This is all achieved by living in Hukam, living in the command of the Master.  Therefore, to figure out how to achieve living in Hukam is of prime importance.  It is clear that living in Hukam cannot be achieved by our own efforts.  Whilst living a life of Maya it is not possible to achieve living in Hukam.  Therefore, there is only one way that we can achieve this divine stage and that is achieving the GurParsaad. 

It is possible to achieve the GurParsaad by giving up everything at the Charan Sharan of Gur and Guru and focusing on Sat Ki Karni.  It is possible to achieve the GurParsaad by  going to the Charan Sharan of a soul who has already achieved the Param Padvi and completely surrendering at His Sat Charans with Tunn, Munn and Dhann and also with trust, devotion and love.  This GurParsaad in a Puran Sant Ki Sangat blesses us with Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva and our Bandgi process begins. 

As we then progress in our Bandgi we are able to defeat Maya and merge with the Almighty.  When His Infinite Divine Power takes over us completely we become blessed with the Param Padvi.  Then all of our senses and Karam Indrees come automatically under Puran Hukam.  Whatever we do is under the Hukam and all of our time is spent living in Hukam.  Therefore, GurParsaad is the key to achieve the Param Padvi and the ones whom God wants to bless with the GurParsaad are blessed with the GurParsaad. 

The ones who are blessed with the GurParsaad of Naam dedicate themselves to Naam Simran and to collecting it by doing Naam Ki Kamai.  Naam Ki Kamai transforms them completely inside out and makes them Sat Roop and those who dedicate themselves to Naam, their desire to meet God never goes in vain.  They achieve their objective of this human life and they do achieve salvation. 

Please keep in mind that Naam is GurParsaad.  Naam Simran is also GurParsaad.  Naam Ki Kamai is also GurParsaad.  Puran Bandgi is also GurParsaad and Seva is also GurParsaad.  Don’t ever think that we can do anything like this by our self.  If we do so then it is Haumai.  It is only God’s Infinite Divine Power that can make it happen. 

Some people preach various techniques of Naam Simran, which is absolutely wrong.  There is no technique for Naam Simran, this is GurParsaad and when we are blessed with the GurParsaad then we sit down in silence and focus on Sat Naam in our mind and we will find that our mind is reciting Sat Naam.  That our Surat is reciting Sat Naam in silence. 

Naam Simran is trust, devotion and love and there is no technique for trust, devotion and love for the Guru, it is all GurParsaad.  We just sit down when we feel the urge to do so and we find Naam Simran going on inside us.  Just stay focused on this internal Naam Simran and start to go into Samadhi and then Sunn Samaadhi.  The key is the GurParsaad, the Mehramat, the Karam – the Kirpa, the GurKirpa which will put us internally into Sat Naam Simran.  This way our inside will continue to be cleansed as our Simran goes higher and higher. 

There are several stages that have been described in the last Astpadi.  Please take sometime to read them again if necessary to have a thorough understanding of the Simran process.  Basically, we will not even know when Naam has travelled to all of our Sat Sarovars and when Naam has gone into our Rom Rom.  All this just happens by itself because it is GurParsaad. 

Those who keep on trying do do Naam Simran in their own way, without the GurParsaad – God’s grace, keep doing it without reaching anywhere.  But, the ones who give up everything at the Charan Sharan of the Guru get it very easily.  Self wisdom doesn’t bring it only by GurMat brings it easily.  So please understand that complete surrender is the way to go.  Giving Tunn, Munn and Dhann at the Sat Charans of the Guru is the way to go to make it happen very easily.  When Naam goes into the mind, Hirda, and body then everything is purified and the Hirda is transformed into a Khalsa Hirda. 

All of the shackles of Maya are broken due to internal detachment and fearlessness.  Duality dies and single vision is achieved – Ik Drisht.  This makes us Nirvair – without any animosity towards anyone.  Everybody is equal for a Nirvair soul.  His love for every creation is same as His love for God.  He does not discriminate against anyone.  This is all achieved by the GurParsaad of Naam.  When Naam goes into the Hirda, the soul becomes a SatGuru and God appears in this soul in the form of a SatGur, or a Puran Sant or a Puran Braham Gyani.

Sadhsang mil karahu anand.
Gun gaavhu prabh parmaanand.
Raam naam tat karahu beechaar.
Darulabh dayh ka karahu udhaar.
Amrit bachan har kay gun gaa-o.
Paraan taran ka ihai su-aa-o.
Aath pahar prabh paykhahu nayraa.
Mitai agi-aan binsai andhayraa.
Sun updays hirdai basaavhu.
Man ichhay nanak fal paavhu.  5.

Wherever there is a Puran Sant sitting, the Dargah is right there.  Wherever there is a Puran Braham Gyani present, the Dargah is right there.  If we can find a SatGuru we can find the Dargah right there.  Wherever we can find a Puran Khalsa we can find the Dargah right there. 

There is no difference between God and a Puran Sant.  There is no difference between a Puran Braham Gyani and God.  There is no difference between a SatGuru and Akal Purakh.  There is no difference between a Khalsa and a SatGuru.  That is why wherever there is such a soul sitting, the Dargah is right there and wherever there is Dargah there is no Maya.  Wherever there is such a soul sitting, there are no Panj Doots and there remains no desire when we are sitting under the Chattar of such a soul. 

Wherever such a soul is sitting there is Amrit.  Wherever such a soul is sitting the GurParsaad is right there.  Wherever such a soul is sitting the Infinite Divine Power has all its eternal treasures sitting right there.  That is why when we go into the Sat Sangat of such a soul our mind, Hirda, soul and body goes into peace and we forget about rest of the world including our pains and sorrows.  Therefore, wherever such a soul is sitting there is Param Anand – the highest level of happiness. 

In order to be blessed with the GurParsaad and this Param Anand on a continuous basis living at the Sat Charans of such a soul is the right way to go.  When we go into this Param Anand – eternal bliss and eternal happiness, then we become absorbed in Naam and the Mahima of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji.  God is the source of all of the infinite divine qualities and His GurParsaad start to fill our Hirda with these divine qualitites. 

Naam is the:-

·         essence of all divine thoughts,
·         essence of the entire creation,
·         ladder to the Dargah,
·         path to the Dargah,
·         essence of the Shabad Guru,
·         essence of GurBani,
·         essence of all of the Braham Ki Katha,
·         essence of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji,
·         Guru of GurBani,
·         Highest Hukam,
·         Infinite Divine Power,
·         container of all of the eternal treasures,
·         Amrit,
·         the source of Puran Braham Gyan,
·         the source of Puran Tat Gyan and
·         above all Naam is the GurParsaad.

Naam is everything and only Naam will bring us Jivan Mukti.  Only Naam merges us with God.  This human life is very important, because only a human being is empowered to achieve Jivan Mukti.  No other life form is empowered to do Puran Bandgi.  This divine gift is available only to human beings.  Therefore, please take advantage of this human life and dedicate it to Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva.  This will bring you Jivan Mukti. 

The Guru’s word is called Amrit Bachan because these words are complete truth.  These are Sat Bachans and Sat is the Amrit.  The ones who follow these divine words achieve the Amrit and their Hirda gets filled with Amrit and all divine qualities and the Mahima of Akal Purakh Ji.  Therefore, please carve these divine words into your Hirda.  Carving means bring these words into your daily life and put them into practice.  When we do so then our mind, Hirda, soul and body fills with Amrit.  All of our illusions, delusions, Bharams and Dubidha all of our confusion and misconceptions disappear and we are blessed with divine wisdom by following these Amrit Bachans. 

Following the Amrit Bachans is the only way to save our soul from the drinking the poison of Maya and leading our soul to salvation.  When we follow these divine words then our Hirda is filled with contentment and we are left with no desires.

Halat palat du-ay layho savaar.
Raam naam antar ur dhaar.
Pooray gur kee pooree deekhi-aa.
Jis man basai tis saach pareekhi-aa.
Man tunn naam japahu liv laa-ay.
Dookh darad man tay bha-o jaa-ay.
Sach vaapaar karahu vaapaaree.
Dargeh nibhai khayp tumaaree.
Aykaa tayk rakhahu man maahi.
Nanak bahur na aavahi jaahi.  6.

Dhan Dhan SatGur Sachey Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly telling us His own experiences through His divine words.  He is continuing to give us the divine wisdom about the Mahima of the Infinite Divine Power of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji.  He is continuing to tell us what happens when the Infinite Divine Power takes over us completely.  About what happens when we become one with this Infinite Divine Power.  About what happens when we merge in this Infinite Divine Power. 

The merger with this Infinite Divine Power and losing our individuality and identity brings us Jivan Mukti whilst living in this world.  Living a life of Jivan Mukti is the real divine life.  It is living a life beyond the three aspects of Maya whilst still enjoying all of the comforts of life.  For such a soul all of the worldly things become commodities that have been given to us for living this life. 

As Jivan Mukt all of our Karni becomes Sat Ki Karni.  Maya serves us.  Panj Doots become our servants.  There are no desires left.  At the same time we have secured a place in Dargah forever.  Then when we leave this body we live in Dargah forever.  All this happens with the GurKirpa and GurParsaad of a Poora Guru, which we have also been referring to as a Puran Sant, Puran Braham Gyani, SatGur or a Puran Khalsa – the one who has achieved the Param Padvi.  Only such a soul can give us the GurParsaad. 

Pooree Deekhiaa means the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Puran Bandgi and Seva and whatever Poora Guru tells us to do is the Hukam of Akal Purakh.  Those who earn the word of Poora Guru are blessed with the GurParsaad.  Poora Guru with the GurParsaad plants Naam in our mind, Surat, Hirda and in Rom Rom. 

With the GurParsaad, all of our mental sicknesses, pains and sorrows start to disappear.  The mental sicknesses are Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh, Ahankaar and Trishna.  With the GurParsaad we get cured of all of these chronic mental sicknesses.  We become fearless.  We are internally detached from everything that is worldly and false and this detachment makes us fearless.  Our fear of losing worldly things including worldly relationships disappears and we become fearless. 

When Naam goes into our Hirda, our Hirda is purified and goes into Puran Sachyari Rehat.  This is the real Rehat.  The Rehat of winning over the Panj Doots and Trishna.  All of these divine blessings and the GurParsaad make us a Sach Kaa Vapaari – the one who deals only in Eternal Truth.  The one who sees, hears, speaks, delivers and serves the Eternal Truth. 

Param Padvi make us a Naam Kaa Vapaari – the one whose business becomes dealing in Naam only.  This is the real divine business with which we will keep on collecting all of the eternal treasures that will be highly appreciated in the Dargah.  Serving the ONE – Ik Oankaar Sat Naam is the best business we can be in.  There is no business better and higher paying business than this business.  What can be a better business than collecting the Eternal Treasures?  We have been provided with an invaluable chance to become a Naam Kaa Vapaari being blessed with this human life, so why waste this priceless diamond life, “Heera janam amol” in drinking the poison of Maya? 

Please dedicate this life at the Charan Sharan of the Poora Guru and become a Naam Kaa Vapaari.  Who knows when we will get another chance to do so, if at all.  So why waste this one chance that you have already been blessed with.
Bandgi is very simple and very easy – just surrender at the Sat Charans of the Poora Guru with Tunn, Munn and Dhann, with trust, devotion and love and everything will happen by itself.  Poora Guru will take you through the Bandgi process and make you a Naam Kaa Vapaari.

Tis tay door kahaa ko jaa-ay.
Ubrai raakhanhaar dhi-aa-ay.
Nirbha-o japai sagal bha-o mitai.
Prabh kirpa tay paraanee chhutai.
Jis prabh raakhai tis naahee dookh.
Naam japat man hovat sookh.
Chintaa jaa-ay mitai ahankaar.
Tis junn ka-o ko-ay na pahuchanhaar.
Sir oopar thaadhaa gur sooraa.
Nanak taa kay kaaraj pooraa.  7.

Whatever we may do in our life, or whatever we may have been doing in all of our previous lives, and God knows how many lives we have wasted like this already, we will have to come back one day to the Charan Sharan of the Almighty. 

It is a Divine Truth that in this dark age of Kal Yug, which we are presently going through, almost everyone has been through a large number of  human lives.  Which means that almost everyone currently in human life has already wasted a large number of human lives.  Just to give you an idea, this number of human lives ranges anywhere between 200 to 400 lifetimes.  And who knows in between how many times we have been through the rest of the non-human life forms.  That is why Dhan Dhan SatGur Sachey Patshah Ji Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj has said that wherever He looks He finds only ghosts, Jinn Bhootney, in the form of human beings.  The following GurParsaadi article explains these divine words of Guru Nanak Patshah Ji.  Please take some time to read this writing, to find out how bad it is to be born in this Dark Age of Kal Yug.  But, at the same time SatGuru Ji has given us this divine wisdom about doing Naam and how easy it is to achive Jivan Mukti with Naam. 

 

Without The GurParsaadi Naam Our Souls Are Ghosts, Jinn Bhoots

 

The soul which is not moving on the path to Divinity is described as a ghost in GurBani.  The souls which have already been filtered out through previous ages and have achieved the salvation have become Dhan Dhan.  However, the remaining souls are in the garbage dump for the cycle of life and death in this Dark Age of Kal Yug.   Except for the Puran Sant, everyone is a part of this scum and garbage in this Age of utmost darkness.  We cant put it more bluntly than that.

The darkness around your soul is the creation of your own mind and wisdom, which is governed by the Panj Doots.  Your soul and mind is burning in the fire of desires of owning worldly comforts – Asa, Trishna, Mansha, and involving yourself in the heinous Dargahi crimes of doing Nindya, Chugli and Bakhili of others, without paying any attention in putting your own house in order.

This is an absolute truth and needs to be understood by everyone in order to make your current life worthwhile and save your birth as a human.  We can do this by working and moving on the path to discovering the Truth, to achieve salvation and be relieved of the cycle of life and death.

To understand it better and also for the sake of developing confidence in these Divine Truths, let us look at the following Salok of Dhan Dhan Guru Nanak Patshah Ji on page 556 of the Shabad Gyan Guru Saroop – Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji:-
  
Salok Mehlaa 1.

Kalee andar naankaa jinnaan daa a-utaar.
Put jinooraa dheea jinnooree joroo jinna daa sikdaar.
 
Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmeshwar Akal Purakh is addressing Guru Nanak Patshah Ji in His Primal Words – Dhur Ki Bani.  God is telling Him that in this Dark Age of Kal Yug, wherever He looks, He sees only ghosts, Jinn Bhoots.  The son has a soul of a ghost, the daughter is also a soul of a ghost and what to talk of the spouse, she is the leader of the ghosts!

At one level, this Salok means that if the mother is a bad soul, then such a womb will give birth to similarly bad  souls.  These souls are likened to ghosts – Jinn Bhoots.  This is what is happening in this Dark Age of Kal Yug.  Such souls are drenched and buried in the scum of  mental sicknesses due to the five vices  and are burning in the fire of desires for worldly things.  This has made these souls very selfish and separated them completely from the Almighty.  What can bring these souls back to achieve their real objective of salvation is the GurParsaadi Naam.  In a nutshell, those souls which are without Naam are defined as ghosts – Jinn Bhoots.

It is worth mentioning here that there are a lot of souls wandering in the universe, which due to their misdeeds in the previous lives have been heavily punished by Dharam Raj and are punished to remain for a long time as actual ghosts – Jinn Bhoots.  When their tenure of punishment finishes, which in some cases runs into thousands of years, they are then given another chance to salvage themselves by coming back into human life.  So at another level, the Salok above also literally means that Jinn Bhoots, souls of ghosts, are taking human birth all over the world in this Dark Age of Kal Yug.   

This divine knowledge is also supported by another Salok of Asa Di Vaar on page 468 of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, by Dhan Dhan Guru Nanak Patshah Ji:-

Salok Mehlaa 1.

Sach kaal koorh varti-aa kal kaalakh baytaal.
Bee-o beej pat lai ga-ay ab ki-o ugvai daal.
Jay ik ho-ay ta ugvai rutee hoo rut ho-ay.
Nanak paahai baahraa korai rang na so-ay.
Bhai vich khumb charhaa-ee-ai saram paahu tan ho-ay.
Nanak bhagti jay rapai koorhai so-ay na ko-ay. 1.
 
This means that the Truth has disappeared from the world due to the dirt of all kinds of sins that are being committed by people in this dark age of Kal Yug.  The darkness of Kal Yug has driven divinity out of their soul.   People are so distracted by these sins that they are committing them on a daily basis.   Their soul and mind has become covered by a thick layer of darkness.   A dark layer created by the mental sicknesses of the five vices and the fire of desires for achieving all kinds of worldly things under the influence of Maya.   This dark layer around their soul and mind has completely hidden the Divine Light – Jyot inside them, due to which their soul has become like a ghost – Jinn Bhoot. 
               

Due to this darkness around the Divine Light inside them, they have resorted to all kinds of sins and misdeeds.  Their actions and reactions have made them look like ghosts.  The Divine Light can only be ignited with the GurParsaadi Naam.   In the absence of the eternal treasure of  the GurParsaadi Naam, they have degraded their soul so much under this darkness of Kal Yug, that they are look like ghosts.                  
               

In a nutshell, we can say that a soul without the GurParsaadi Naam is like a ghost – Jinn Bhoot.   But, if we have been blessed with the GurParsaadi Naam and are making concerted efforts, with full belief and commitment and have completely surrendered ourselves to the Guru and Braham, then nothing can distract us.  We keep on growing the divinity and spirituality inside us and eventually achieve salvation. 
               

Returning to the Astpadi, SatGuru Ji has explained that achieving Jivan Mukti in Kal Yug is the easiest compared to achieving Jivan Mukti in the other Ages.  The other Ages were Sat Yug, Treta Yug and Dwapper Yug.  In Kal Yug we are able to achieve Jivan Mukti just by doing Naam.  We have already wasted a large number of our lives, but at the same time we are very fortunate to be blessed with this human life again.  So why should we waste this life as well?  It doesn’t make any sense to waste this human life again.  Therefore, take this divine opportunity and dedicate this human life at the Charan Sharan of the Guru and focus on Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva.  Otherwise, for sure you will have to come back and do it at some time in future after wasting this life as well. 
Doing Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai and Puran Bandgi brings us Jivan Mukti and makes us one with God.  Going to the Charan Sharan of Akal Purakh is the only way to be blessed with Jivan Mukti.  Some people get very fearful when they think of death.  They are very afraid of dying.  In fact, if you look inside yourself and focus on death, which is bound to happen for sure one day, you will find that you too are also afraid of dying. 

Everybody wants to live and to live a happy and healthy life.  Being fearful it is not possible to live a happy and healthy life.  When you focus on yourself, you will find that there is a constant fear that you are living in.  This is the fear of losing your relationships, fear of losing your properties, money and worldly possessions.  And on top of these fears the fear of death is also present.  Dhan Dhan SatGur Sachey Patshah Ji is telling us the solution of this problem of fear, “Nirbhao japai sagal bhao mita.”  This is what we tell people when they come to us with this fear of death.  Therefore, those who are afraid of death and those who want to be fearless should focus on “Nirbhao Sat Naam” Simran.  This removes all fears and makes us fearless. 

Focusing on Naam frees us from the shackles of Maya and sets us free.  Freedom from Maya is Jivan Mukti.  The GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran and Naam Ki Kamai frees us from the slavery of Maya and ensures we are protected by the Infinite Divine Power forever.  Naam Ki Kamai brings us all of the eternal treasures. 

Naam Ki Kamai brings us the never ending, everlasting and eternal happiness.  All of our fears and worries disappear.  Our Haumai is killed.  The death of Haumai brings us Jivan Mukti.  Death of Haumai takes us beyond Maya and we merge into the Infinite Divine Power.  Everything falls into place for us.  All of our problems disappear.  There is no power superior to the Infinite Divine Power of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji.  When we become one with this Infinite Divine Power then there is no negative power that can harm us.  In fact, we are able to help others to focus on Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. 

Mat pooree amrit jaa kee darisat.
Darsan paykhat udhrat sarisat.
Charan kamal jaa kay anoop.
Safal darsan sundar har roop.
Dhan sayvaa sayvak parvaan.
Antarjaamee purakh pardhaan.
Jis man basai so hot nihaal.
Taa kai nikat na aavat kaal.
Amar bha-ay amraa pad paa-i-aa.
Sadhsang nanak har dhi-aa-i-aa.  8.22.

Dhan Dhan SatGur Sachey Patshah Ji is very kindly telling us the Mahima of those people who go through Naam Simran, collect Naam Ki Kamai, achieve Puran Bandgi and reach the Param Padvi.  Mat Pooree means achieving Puran Braham Gyan, achieving the GurParsaad of Puran Tat Gyan, which is the highest Amrit.  This is also called Atam Ras Amrit in GurBani.  Their mind, Hirda, soul and body is filled with Amrit and they themselves become a source of Amrit.  Amrit flows out from their body.  Their Drisht  becomes Amrit.  Which means that wherever and on whomsoever, they cast their look, they give Amrit  through their eyes.  That is why wherever such souls are sitting that place becomes the Dargah. 

Such souls are the source of Amrit.  Such a soul becomes Amrit Ka Daata.  Their words are Amrit, their Drisht is Amrit and Amrit flows out of their body on a continuous basis.  Darshan of such a soul is the Darshan of Amrit.  Amrit is God, therefore, their Darshan is the Darshan of God.  They are the living God on the Earth.  Only with their Darshan do we achieve Jivan Mukti.  However, we must go for their Darshan with complete surrender at their Sat Charans and dedicate everything at their Sat Charans.  Meaning we must give up our Tunn, Munn and Dhann at their Sat Charans, then nothing stops us from achieving the GurParsaad and Jivan Mukti. 

Amrit flows from their Sat Charans as well.  Nothing is more wonderful than their Sat Charans.  Nothing is more beautiful than their Sat Charans.  Nothing is more rewarding then their Charan Dhool (foot dust).  They are a spring of Amrit and nothing is more beautiful than the spring of Amrit.  Nothing is more beautiful than such souls who become the source of Amrit for the entire universe.  Nothing is more rewarding than their Darshan which brings Jivan Mukti to the entire creation.  That is why these souls are called Dhan – blessed.  Their parents, Maat Pita, are Dhan Dhan (supremely blessed).  Their whole family –  Kul, is Dhan Dhan.  The place they are sitting becomes Dhan Dhan.  Those who achieve their Darshan become Dhan Dhan.  Their words are Dhan Dhan.  Their Seva is Dhan Dhan.  Their presence on Earth is Dhan Dhan.  Their Charans are Dhan Dhan. 

Such souls are blessed with the divine power to know and read the minds of their Sat Sangat.  That is why the Katha of a Braham Gyani is never planned.  Only those divine words will be delivered to the Sat Sangat which are needed at that particular time.  Only those jewels of Puran Braham Gyan will come out of His mouth, which are desperately needed by the Sat Sangat sitting in front of Him.  Such souls have been addressed by SatGuru Ji as Purakh Pardhaan as there is nothing above these souls because they are one with God. 

Whoever is taken over by the Infinite Divine Power is not effected by time and space.  Such souls go beyond time and space.  They become immortal.  They never die nor are they ever born again.  They achieve the Amraa Pad, meaning that they achieve a permanent place in Dargah.  They achieve the Sat Chit Anand – Param Anand – everlasting eternal happiness, never ending happiness. 

The key to their spiritual success is the Sat Sangat of a Sadh – Sat Sangat of a Puran Sant, Sat Sangat of a Puran Braham Gyani, Sat Sangat of a SatGuru, Sat Sangat of a Puran Khalsa, because such a soul is the source of Amrit, such a soul is the source of the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai and Puran Bandgi. 

The Amrit can be achieved only from a source of Amrit.  This GurParsaad can be achieved by surrendering completely at their Sat Charans with Tunn, Munn and Dhann and with trust, devotion and love.  The GurParsaad makes us like them.  The GurParsaad makes us the Mahima of Akal Purakh.  Therefore, this is our humble request at the Charans of the Sat Sangat Ji, to please focus on Sat Naam.  Please focus on Sat Ki Karni.  Please focus on complete surrender at the Charans of the Guru.  Give our Tunn, Munn and Dhann to the Guru.  Give up completely at the Charan Sharan of the Guru and do so with trust, devotion and love and be successful in achieving the GurParsaad.