Har raas mayree man vanjaaraa.

Har raas mayree man vanjaaraa satgur tay raas jaanee.

Har har nit japihu jee-ahu laahaa khatihu dihaarhee.

Ayhu Dhan tinaa mili-aa jin har aapay bhaanaa.

Kahai naanak har raas mayree man ho-aa vanjaaraa. ||31||

(Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji 921)

The blessed SatGuru incarnate Amar Das Ji describes the supremely powerful state of the human being whose mind becomes forever the abode of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar (Truth, the Transcendent Lord and Creator of the Universe). He describes the immensely powerful state of the human being whose mind attains the Puran Parkash of Param Jyot (the perfect radiance of divine light; His aura; God Himself). He describes the supremely powerful state of the human being whose mind is transformed into Param Jyot Puran Parkash – the divine and heavenly grace-suffused state of a man who has renounced Maya (the worldly temptations; all physical perceptions are nothing but illusions created by Maya); the supremely powerful state of a Jan (a pure souls who delivers others from bonds of Maya and brings them salvation) who has conquered his Maya-shaped mind (the mind that is slave to the gravely disastrous forces of Maya, the mind that in fact is Maya; therefore victory over mind is the victory over Maya), i.e. that Puran Sant (perfect-saintly) person who has conquered Maya and, transcending beyond the Trigun Maya (Maya of the three aspects: Sato – the goodness viz. charity, compassion, contentment; Rajo – the desires viz. hopes, expectations and yearnings; and Tamo – the vices viz. lust, anger, greed, attachments and pride), assimilated himself in the Nirgun Saroop (the infinite divine power beyond the three attributes of Maya) of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar. The human mind that overcomes the gravely disastrous forces of Maya is assimilated in Sat PaarBraham and becomes Sat Roop (embodiment of Sat, the eternal Truth), and becomes a merchant of ‘SatNaam’ (‘Truth as a manifestation of the Name of God’). The human mind that vanquishes the deadly destructive forces of Maya becomes impervious to Maya. The human being that conquers the gravely disastrous forces of Maya becomes detached from the world. The human being that conquers the deadly disastrous forces of Maya conquers the world. The human being that conquers the gravely destructive forces of Maya becomes Nirbhao (fearless) and Nirvair (without hatred or enmity).

Such a Sant being who has overcome the deadly disastrous forces of Maya turns all his actions, conduct and deeds into the dealings in ‘SatNaam’. Such a Puran Sant great-being who has conquered the deadly destructive forces of Maya turns all his actions into the deeds of Sat. Such a Puran Sant great-being who has vanquished the gravely disastrous forces of Maya turns all his deeds into Seva (humble and selfless service to others) of Puran Sat (the absolute, eternal Truth), and that great being acts only according to Puran Sat; he becomes the Puran Sant who makes the dealings in the name ‘SatNaam’ of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar his entire vocation; i.e. such a great-being Puran Sant who, through a divine edict, receives the key to the divine treasure (the wealth of SatNaam) and such a great-being who, through a divine edict, becomes the merchant of this priceless divine treasure – ‘the wealth of SatNaam’. Such a great-being Puran Sant is ordained with the Parupkaari Seva (selfless service toward benefaction of the humanity) to bestow the GurParsaad (the eternal bliss and eternal grace) of wealth of ‘SatNaam’ upon others, and he becomes a dealer in the supremely powerful wealth of ‘SatNaam’. The blessed Sant Kabir reveals the supremely powerful magnificence of such a great-being in his Bani (composition; part of GurBani – Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji):

Kinhee banji-aa kaansee taanbaa kinhee la-ug supaaree.

Santahu banji-aa naam gobid kaa aisee khayp hamaaree. ||1||

Har kay naam kay bi-aapaaree.

Heeraa haath charhi-aa nirmolak chhoot ga-ee sansaaree. ||1|| Rahaa-o.

(Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji 1123)

The life of such Puran Sant great-beings is dedicated in dealing in the name ‘Sat’ of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar. Those who absorb themselves in the name ‘Sat’ of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar become ‘Sat’ Roop and their appearance, demeanour and actions turn into Seva of Puran ‘Sat’. That is, such Puran Sant great-beings deal in Puran ‘Sat’. They propagate only Puran ‘Sat’ to all those greatly fortunate human beings who arrive in their Charan Sharan (shelter at the feet). These great-beings endow such fortunate human beings with the GurParsaad of SatNaam, SatNaam Simran (meditation upon SatNaam), SatNaam Di Kamai (adherence to SatNaam in life) and Puran Bandagi (total surrender before God). The blessed SatGuru incarnate Arjan Dev Ji in his Bani reveals the supremely powerful and extremely beautiful magnificence of such Puran Sant great-beings who become one with the Nirgun Saroop of Akaal Purakh (the Immortal Being; God):

Janam maran duhhoo meh naahee jan par-upkaaree aa-ay.

Jee-a daan day bhagtee laa-in har si-o lain milaa-ay. ||2||

(Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji 749)

This is the difference between a common man and a Puran Sant great-being, that: a Puran Sant great-being turns Maya into his slave and becomes a merchant of the divine treasures, abiding in Puran Param Anand (perfect-supreme bliss) in Dargah (the divine court) of Sat PaarBraham, whereas a common man fritters away the priceless gem of his human birth rotting in the slavery of Maya. A Puran Sant great-being abides in Puran Sat Chit Anand (the perfect bliss of being in consciousness of Truth, the highest consciousness; eternal happiness) absorbed in the service to Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar, while a common man meets his end slaving under Maya and struggling with sorrows, troubles and pains. A Puran Sant great-being, constantly living at the feet of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar and abiding in His supremely powerful and immensely gratifying graceful gaze, finds deliverance from the bonds of birth-and-death and accomplishes the purpose of his human birth. A common man carries on committing Asat Karams (untruthful deeds; deeds against Sat) under the gravely disastrous forces of Maya and remains trapped in the bonds of birth-and-death for an immeasurable time.

It is extremely necessary to keep this Param Sat Tat (core-essence of the supreme Truth) always in mind that, by endowing us with a human birth, Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar has blessed a human being with all the divine and heavenly supreme powers. All that is needed is to put these divine and heavenly supreme powers to use. The human beings who practise these divine and heavenly supreme powers in their everyday life attain Chad Di Kalaa (the eternal bliss). The human beings who practise these divine and heavenly supreme powers in their everyday life receive GurParsaad, embark upon their Bandagi and, accomplishing Bandagi, attain the blessed Puran Awastha (the state of spiritual perfection). Some of these divine and heavenly supreme powers are:

  1. It is a Param Sat (the supreme Truth) that every human being is blessed with the supreme power to do Simran of the name ‘SatNaam’ of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar. Every human being is blessed with the supreme ability to get up at Amrit Vela (early hours for Simran upon Naam), do Ishnan (inner bath with Amrit of Naam) and do Simran of the name ‘SatNaam’ of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar. All that one needs to do is get up at Amrit Vela, take Ishnan and use this supreme power of performing SatNaam Simran. The human beings who get up at Amrit Vela, take Ishnan and use the supreme power of SatNaam Simran attain Chad Di Kalaa. The blessed SatGuru incarnate Arjan Dev Ji has depicted the supremely powerful magnificence of Naam Simran of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar in the first Astpadi of Sukhmani Bani (the composition by SatGuru the Fifth Patshah Arjan Dev Ji, comprising of 24 Astpadis). Performing SatNaam Simran with faith, devotion and trust, one finds the Sangat (congregation; gathering of followers) of a Puran Sant-SatGuru (the perfect saint and the Truth-Guru), and it is only in the Charan Sharan of such a great-being that one obtains the GurParsaad. With the supreme power of GurParsaad, one’s Surat (conscience) unifies with Shabad (the divine words; GurBani) and SatNaam gets inscribed in the Surat, which leads the human being into Samadhi (a deep trance-like state, where there is no thought except pure consciousness). In this state, with prolonged practice of SatNaam Simran with faith, devotion and trust, the human being attains Sunn Samadhi (the silent, deep meditation; a state free of thoughts, even free from the effects of time and space); all Sat Sarovars (the seven sources of Amrit, or the spiritual energy, inside the human body) are awakened; all Bajjar Kapaats (divine doors located at various places in the human body that, once opened, channel Amrit into the body and establish connection between the human being and Akaal Purakh) are opened up; every cell of the human being’s body abides in Simran and the human being finds honour in Dargah. Performing SatNaam Simran without any demands, and with faith, devotion and trust, all the tasks of the human being are realized without facing any obstacle. All pains and distresses are obliterated. The grime sticking upon the mind from birth-after-birth is washed away. The mind is transformed and manifested as the embodiment of Jyot (the divine light within; soul). The mind is conquered. The Panj Dhoots (the five thieves – lust, anger, greed, attachments and pride) are overcome and the forces of Maya are vanquished. The human being is rid of the bonds of birth-and-death. The human being achieves the supreme powers of being Nirbhao and Nirvair; is rid of Moh (the attachments); becomes Ik Drisht (seeing all as equal; non-discriminatory) and embraces Puran Tat Gyan (the entire divine knowledge; understanding of the divine ways) and Braham Gyan (the divine wisdom). (The supremely powerful magnificence of Naam Simran of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar is contemplated in detail by Dass – the narrator – in the GurParsaadi Katha of Sukhmani Bani. The Jigyasoos are humbly prayed to make certain of reading it, in order to dwell upon the Puran Braham Gyan revealed about the supremely powerful magnificence of Naam Simran.)
  2. Therefore it is extremely essential for the whole humanity to know, understand and acknowledge this Param Sat Tat that the greatest wealth that a human being can accumulate in the world is the name ‘Sat’ of the blessed Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar. It is a Param Sat that the greatest wealth in the entire universe is the name ‘Sat’ of the blessed Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar that a human being can accumulate through his human birth in this world. There is no other object rivalling the name ‘Sat’ of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar in the Creation; because the ‘Sat’-element itself is the God-element. The ‘Sat’-element is the womb to the entire Creation. It is the supreme power of ‘Sat’ that carries out the origin, creation, sustenance and destruction of the entire Creation. Therefore the greatest deed for a human being is to serve and care after the supreme ‘Sat’-element.
  3. A human being derives benefit from SatNaam Simran when he performs SatNaam Simran without any demands, and with faith, devotion and trust. This is so because devotion, faith and trust are the supreme powers bestowed upon the human being by Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar. Every human being is endowed by Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar with the supreme power of having trust. From within the supreme power of trust the supreme power of devotion takes birth, and from within devotion the supreme power of faith is born. It is a Param Sat that the supreme power of trust does not prevail in the Simran that has demands attached to it; neither do the supreme powers of devotion and faith bear their effect. The Simran that carries demands with it is dominated by the disastrous feeling of selfishness. Where there is the disastrous feeling of selfishness, there the supreme power of devotion cannot prevail. Therefore the Simran bearing demands is bereft of the supreme powers of trust, devotion and faith. The Bandagi of a human being, when lacking trust, devotion and fait, isn’t Bandagi but a kind of trade with Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar, imbued with the destructive force of selfishness; whereas Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar hungers after nothing but the trust, faith and devotion of the human being. Therefore the human beings who pray to Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar without putting forth any demands, their Bandagi bears the supreme powers of trust, devotion and faith and these divine and heavenly supreme powers bring about all those accomplishments to the human being that are manifested by the blessed SatGuru incarnate Arjan Dev Ji in the first Astpadi of Sukhmani Bani. The life of the human being undergoes a transformation and attains Chad Di Kalaa. The human being’s tasks begin to be realized on their own, and his life turns peaceful.
  4. It is a Param Sat that Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar has even endowed the human being with the supreme power to observe humility. Every human being is capable of observing the supreme power of humility. Every human being can observe humility. Observing the supreme power of humility, the human being’s ego comes to an end. The end of the human being’s ego is the Jeevan Mukti (deliverance from the cycle of birth-and-death; salvation). With the end of the ego, Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar manifests Himself in the human being’s Hirda (Hirda Kamal; one of the seven Sat Sarovars located near heart; part of one’s spiritual being). With the end of the ego, the human being obtains Darshan (glimpse with the inner, spiritual eye) of the Nirgun Saroop of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar. With the end of the ego, the human being achieves victory over the deadly disastrous forces of Maya, transcends beyond the Trigun Maya and is forever immersed in the Nirgun Saroop of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar.
  5. It is a Param Sat that Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar has blessed the human being with the supreme power to bear compassion for the other living beings. Every human being is capable of employing the supreme power of bearing compassion. Every human being is capable of bearing compassion. Compassion is the mother of Dharam (righteousness; commonly interpreted as religion or seeking union with the divine). That is, it is from within the supreme power of compassion that the supreme power of Dharam takes birth. Dharam implies becoming one with Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar. Dharam implies to assimilate forever in Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar. Dharam implies attainment of Jeevan Mukti. From within compassion the supreme power of forgiveness is born. Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar has also endowed every human being with the supreme power of forgiveness. From within compassion the supreme power of doing Parupkaar is born. Employing the supreme power of being compassionate, the human being becomes Nirbhao and Nirvair. That is, the human being becomes capable of having Darshan of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar in the entire Creation. Therefore the supreme power of compassion carries within it the supreme power to assimilate a human being in Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar. Such Puran Sant great-beings are endowed with the supreme power of doing Parupkaar. Employing the supreme power of doing Parupkaar, these great-beings remove the pains and sufferings of others. Observing the supreme power of doing Parupkaar, these great-beings drink the poison of others and give them Amrit (our essence or the life-element; the divine energy; pure soul), and make the lives of those human beings meaningful. Putting the supreme power of doing Parupkaar to use, these great-beings preach Sat to the people in the world and perform the Maha Parupkaar (guiding the mankind on the path of Bhagati and Jeevan Mukti) of uniting the humanity with Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar.
  6. It is a Param Sat that Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar has endowed the human being with the supreme power to abide in Sat Santokh (divine contentedness; state where there is humility and an absence of desires). Every human being is capable of abiding in Sat Santokh. Abiding in Sat Santokh means extinguishing one’s Trishna (the worldly desires). The Trishna of the human being is a terribly destructive force of Maya, in whose slavery every human constantly burns. Seeking to quench the fire of his Trishna, the human being constantly goes on committing Asat Karams under the influence of the Panj Dhoots. These Asat Karams have been the sole reason of the human being’s sufferings, distresses, troubles, problems, maladies and sorrows from birth-after-birth. Even after every human being carrying on with his endeavour (of quenching his Trishna through committing Asat Karams under the influence of Panj Dhoots) for several hundred births, he is incapable to extinguish this gravely destructive fire of Trishna. It is a Param Sat that a human being’s Trishna never ends while abiding in the slavery of the disastrous forces of Maya. This is the sole cause of the human being failing to free oneself from the bonds of birth-and-death. Thus entangled in the gravely destructive forces of Maya, the human being remains trapped in the Bhavsagar (sea of Maya’s deceptions; sea of ignorance) for several hundred births, because he fails to realize that the supreme power to vanquish the gravely disastrous force of Trishna too is present within himself. Therefore it is immensely essential for every human being to be aware of the Param Sat that the supreme power of ‘Sat Santokh’ to quench the fire of Trishna too resides within himself. All that one needs to do is put the supreme power of Sat Santokh to use. The human beings making use of the supreme power of Sat Santokh extinguish their fire of Trishna and bring the Panj Chandaals (the five villains or lowlifes: lust, anger, greed, attachments and pride) in their hold. Their Asat Karams come to an end and, practising Sat in their lives, they free themselves from slavery of the gravely disastrous forces of Maya.Just as Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar has instated the above described supreme powers within the human being, in the same way Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar has also established the gravely disastrous forces of Maya within the human being. Putting these gravely destructive forces of Maya to one’s use, the human being ends up ruining his life. Employing these gravely disastrous forces of Maya to one’s use, the human being destroys his life and fritters away the priceless gem of one’s birth. Not just that, but the human being also dooms himself to wandering in the 8.4 million Juni’s for ages to come. Making use of these gravely disastrous forces of Maya, the human being fills his life with sufferings, pains, troubles, issues and distresses. Bandagi is to vanquish these gravely disastrous forces of Maya. These gravely disastrous forces of Maya can only be vanquished by practising the above described divine and heavenly supreme powers. Therefore it is immensely essential for every human being to have the realization of these gravely destructive forces of Maya. These gravely disastrous forces of Maya are:
  7. Bandagi is nothing but to practise such supremely powerful SatGun’s (divine virtues) in one’s life. Bandagi is to have complete trust, devotion and faith in Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar. Bandagi of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar lies in bearing compassion. Bandagi of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar lies in observing humility. Bandagi of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar lies in practising forgiveness. Bandagi of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar lies in abiding in Sat Santokh. SatNaam Simran is Bandagi of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar, as well as His greatest Seva. Performing SatNaam Simran, all these supreme powers begin to manifest themselves in the human being. Performing SatNaam Simran, the inspiration to practise these supreme powers rises in the human being and he succeeds in putting these supreme powers to use. Putting these supreme powers into practice, the human being obtains all divine and heavenly treasures and he becomes the merchant of SatNaam.
  1. Trishna: Making its home in the mind of the human being, the gravely disastrous force in the shape of the fire of Trishna is the root cause of the human being’s agony. The deadly destructive force of Trishna is the root cause of all suffering, distresses, problems, troubles etc. of the human being. The gravely disastrous force of Trishna makes the human being commit all the Asat Karams. The deadly disastrous force of Trishna makes the human being commit all the untruthful deeds. The deadly destructive force of Trishna overpowers the human being’s mind and doesn’t let him into the realization of Sat. The human being commits all the wrongful deeds in order to quench his fire of Trishna. The gravely disastrous force of Trishna clouds the human being’s power of judgement and compels him into committing Asat Karams. Seeking to quell his Trishna, the human being falls prey to the rest of the deadly destructive forces of Maya (lust, anger, greed, attachments and pride) and fills his destiny with distresses. With the declining age, the blazing fire of Trishna inside the human being doesn’t abate; rather as the human being advances toward his end, the dreadful and disastrous fire of Trishna assumes even bigger proportion. Those human beings whose Surat is occupied in worldly objects or in ties and relationships, their soul after leaving the body stays trapped at that place rather than moving on toward its next birth. This is the reason that the environment in the world is teeming with these trapped souls. The number of such souls that are stuck on the earth after death is many times the number of people living upon the earth. Such souls have a very deleterious effect upon the everyday life of the people living upon the earth. These souls put up all kinds of difficulties, hardships and obstructions in the life of the human beings with whom they have accounts to settle. It is these pernicious souls that cause all the mishaps in the world. These souls keep the environment in the world thoroughly polluted and become a cause of destruction upon the earth. These souls operate under the gravely disastrous forces of Maya and give rise to these calamities. Therefore it is immensely essential that after death the soul of the human being continues on its journey to the next birth.
  2. Lust: The deadly destructive force of lust resides within the body of the human being. The daily occurrences of the instances of rape present a clear testimony to the young generation falling prey to lust. The lust-Chandaal is such a gravely disastrous Dhoot that it lays siege to a human being from a very young age (a human being implying both male and female sexes). Be it a female or a male person, both fail to escape the dreadful blows of the lust-Chandaal. The gravely disastrous force of lust begins to torment the human being from a young age, and with age this gravely disastrous force of lust continues to grow stronger. When the human being arrives in his youth, the force of lust assumes a gravely terrible shape. The gravely disastrous force of lust doesn’t abate with the declining youth of the human being, but takes an even more blazing form. In the old age, the body of the human being becomes feeble and his physical strengths weaken a lot, but his desire for lust is never satisfied; rather it grows even stronger. Therefore it is a Param Sat that the gravely disastrous force of lust dwells within every human being. The human being’s desire for lust is never quenched and the destructive force of lust ruins the human being’s body.
  3. Anger: The gravely disastrous force of the anger-Chandaal resides in the stomach of the human being. Every human being experiences rage. When the human being’s pride is hurt, he is enraged. No human being can escape the gravely disastrous force of anger in his everyday life. The anger-Chandaal lays siege of the human being from the young age. As the newborn child begins to acquire the knowledge of the world, she is besieged by the forces of Maya. It is a Param Sat that the anger-Chandaal lays siege of the human being from the time he starts to become aware of his existence as a newborn child and of the need to take care of himself, and does not leave till the time of the human being quitting his body. The anger-Chandaal is so dangerous and gravely disastrous that it has the capacity to destroy the entire world through the human being. The periodic carnages and great-wars having taken place in the world are a clear testimony of the human pride and anger. It is a Param Sat that when a human being burns and smoulders in the fire of the anger-Chandaal, he loses his mind and his power of judgement is corrupted. The human being turns into a devil under the influence of the anger-Chandaal. In such a state, the human being ends up destroying himself as well as his family and the society at large. With his advancing age, the fire of rage burning inside the human being becomes even more ferocious. A human being continues to slave under the anger-Chandaal till his death, but his anger doesn’t placate.
  4. Greed: The gravely disastrous force of the greed-Chandaal resides within the body of every human being. The deadly destructive force of the greed-Chandaal makes its home in the chest of the human being. The gravely destructive force of the greed-Chandaal acts through the human being, making him accumulate wealth and riches, land, estates and other worldly objects through Asat Karams. The gravely destructive force of greed-Chandaal leads a human being into committing immense sins, in order to extinguish his fire of Trishna of accumulating wealth and riches, lands and estates and other worldly objects. Slaving under the gravely disastrous force of the greed-Chandaal, the human being makes the accumulation of wealth and riches, lands and estates and other worldly objects the sole purpose of his life and wastes away his entire life in slavery of the greed-Chandaal. The human being spends away his entire life accumulating wealth and riches, lands and estates, and other worldly objects, but still fails to satisfy his fire of Trishna that keeps getting stronger and stronger.
  5. Attachments: The gravely disastrous force of the Chandaal of attachments dwells in the body of every human being. The deadly destructive force of the Chandaal of attachments lives in the chest of the human being. The gravely destructive force of the Chandaal of attachments gives birth to enmity, jealousy, hatred, slander, malice, spite etc. in the human being’s mind and turns the life of the human being into hell. Living in the world, the human being imbibes the feeling of ‘me’ and ‘mine’ and wastes away his life committing Asat Karams of enmity, jealousy, hatred, slander, malice and spite. The Chandaal of attachments is the name given to the desire of having worldly and false relationships and bonds, and the fear of losing them. The Chandaal of attachments is the feeling of belonging with wealth and riches, lands, estates, businesses and other worldly objects and means of comforts and pleasures, and the fear of losing these worldly acquisitions. Slaving under the gravely destructive force of the Chandaal of attachments, every human being in the world assumes the false and worldly relationships and bonds to be Sat. The human being, slave to the Chandaal of attachments, considers wealth, riches, lands, estates, businesses and the other worldly objects and the means of comforts and pleasures the sole Sat of his life. Living in the world, the human being has come to regard the gravely disastrous force of the Chandaal of attachments as Sat. He has come to regard the worldly bonds and objects, which are perishable, as Sat. It is a Param Sat that every human being comes to his end slaving under the gravely disastrous force of the Chandaal of attachments and tending to these worldly relationships and objects. The gravely devastating force of the Chandaal of attachments does not abate with the declining age, rather grows even fiercer.
  6. Pride: The deadly disastrous force of the pride-Chandaal resides in every human being’s body. The gravely disastrous force of the pride-Chandaal dwells at the head of the human being. When the human being’s pride (ego) is hurt, he experiences rage. Every human being arrives at his end having spent his entire life carrying on with ‘me’ and ‘mine’. The human being spends his entire life thinking of his perishable body as Sat, and tending to it. The human being’s pride does not lessen with his declining age. Rather with declining age his feeling of ‘me’ and ‘mine’ grows even stronger. Amongst the Panj Chandaals, the gravely disastrous force of the pride-Chandaal is the deadliest one; because it is the gravely devastating force of the pride-Chandaal that keeps the human being as a separate entity from Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar. It is the gravely disastrous force of the pride-Chandaal that prevents the human being from acknowledging the supremely powerful existence of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar. The gravely devastating force of the pride-Chandaal is the biggest obstacle in the human being’s path to Jeevan Mukti. The sole cause and explanation of all the worldly fabrications is nothing but the pride (ego) of the human being; because until the time the ego of the human being isn’t destroyed, the human being does not attain Jeevan Mukti. Until the time the human being’s ego does not come to an end, the human being does not accomplish his Bandagi, neither can he obtain Darshan of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar and assimilate himself forever in the Nirgun Saroop of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar.
  7. Along with the Panj Chandaals, there are several other perverse forces making home within each and every human being. These perverse forces are the desires for: domination, youth, wealth, riches, speech, touch, beauty, taste, scent etc. By desire for domination is meant the abuse of authority derived from one’s office and position in the world. The abuse of one’s political, social and administrative positions becomes a cause of the human being’s downfall. Abusing one’s authoritative powers, a human being gives rise to many devastating and sinful deeds. For this reason, the human being falls prey to such deadly diseases as the intoxication of power and the arrogance of power. By youth is meant the intoxication of the prime period of one’s life. Intoxicated in youth, the human being commits many dangerous and sinful acts. If the human being’s energy at the time of youth doesn’t find the right direction, this energy turns into a terrible force that causes the human being to commit many gravely devastating and sinful deeds. By wealth and riches is meant the intoxication of one’s accumulated assets and possessions and the worldly objects, lands and estates, comforts and luxuries. Under this intoxication, the human being acquires an attitude steeped in arrogance, as a result of which he commits such gravely disastrous and sinful deeds as cruelty to the hapless people, etc. By Shabad is meant the words and speech of the human being; the devastating power of talking ill of others. Putting this perverse force to use, the human being commits such gravely disastrous and sinful deeds as abuse, slander, malice and spite. By touch is meant the desire to touch others (of the opposite sex); and the emotional state caused by such a desire leading to rise of many perverse tendencies in the human being. These perversions compel the human being to commit many disastrously sinful deeds. By beauty is meant to be attracted by the physical charm of the opposite sex, to be fascinated by the physical beauty of others. These attractions and allures unsettle the mind of the human being and tempt him to seek the physical pleasure of others’ beauty. Such disastrous lust compels the human being into committing many sinful acts. In the same way, along with the physical beauty of the opposite sex, the human being also falls prey to the enticing scent emanating from it and, lusting to relish this scent, commits many devastatingly sinful deeds.It is a Param Sat that those human beings who perform Sat Karams (the deeds of Sat; truthful deeds), the supreme power of the grace of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar comes to bear upon them. Thus the destiny of such human beings of the Sato Birti is awakened and they find the Sangat of a Puran Sant-SatGuru. The supreme power of GurParsaad comes to bear upon those human beings who make Puran Samarpan (complete dedication, with one’s body, mind and physical possessions) in the Charan Sharan of the SatGuru. Abiding in the shelter of such Puran Sant great-beings, the human being easily accomplishes his Bandagi. The supreme power of GurParsaad leads such Antar-Mukhi human beings into SatNaam Simran. The Surat of such Antar-Mukhi human beings of Sato Birti gets unified with Shabad. Such Antar-Mukhi human beings attain Samadhi through the supreme power of GurParsaad, and SatNaam gets inscribed in their Surat. Their mind ceases to waver. The mind becalms. The mind finds concentration in SatNaam Simran. The human being finds Amrit. By the grace of the supreme power of GurParsaad, such Antar-Mukhi human beings begin practising SatNaam Simran for prolonged durations. All of their Bajjar Kapaats are opened up. Practising in Sunn Samadhi, the mind is cleansed. All the gravely disastrous forces of Maya are defeated. Maya falls at the feet of the human being. The slavery of Maya comes to an end. SatNaam gets inscribed in every cell of the human being’s body. All the Sat Sarovars are awakened. Bandagi finds acceptance in Dargah. The human being obtains Darshan of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar. The soul of the human being is forever assimilated in the Nirgun Saroop of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar. All the deeds of such Puran Sant great-beings fall under Puran Hukam (the divine will or command). Once arrived at this state, the life of these Puran Sant great-beings becomes subject to the Puran Bhaana (the divine will) of Akaal Purakh. Having arrived at this state, the life of these Puran Sant great-beings is blessed with the supreme power to bestow Puran Hukam upon others. Such Puran Sant great-beings obtain the supreme power to bestow GurParsaad upon others. The life of such Puran Sant great-beings turns Maha Parupkaari.
  8. Therefore it is a humble prayer at the feet of the entire humanity to adopt ‘Sat’ as their Guru. Make SatNaam Simran your Nitnem (everyday ritual, usually consisting of recitals and prayers). Take the benefit of getting up at Amrit Vela and doing SatNaam Simran. Embrace Sato Birti. Let Sat Karams become your whole life. Practise the supreme powers of the Sato Gun’s (virtues) that are present within each one of you. Strive to obtain the supreme divine power of GurParsaad. Pray to obtain the supreme divine power of GurParsaad. Do not contemplate the gravely disastrous forces of Maya. Do not make the gravely disastrous forces of Maya your Guru. Renounce the gravely devastating forces of Maya. Become Antar-Mukhi. Do not be outwardly looking. Have trust in the supreme divine power of Param Jyot Puran Parkash instated within you and recognize this supreme power. Perceive the supremely powerful magnificence of Param Jyot Puran Parkash instated within you. Perceive the supremely powerful magnificence of the seven Sat Sarovars and all the Bajjar Kapaats installed within you. Speak Sat, hear Sat, act Sat, serve Sat and practise the supreme power of observing Sat in your life.
  9. The Puran Braham Gyan inherent in these Param Sat Tat’s (described above) leads us to the conclusion that, at the time of creating the human being, Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar installed all immensely propitious supreme and divine powers as well as the gravely disastrous forces of Maya within the human being. Bandagi is to realize the Puran Braham Gyan about these supreme divine powers and about the gravely disastrous forces of Maya. An Antar-Mukhi (inward-seeking; conscious of one’s inner self) human being has complete realization of these highly beneficial supreme powers and these forces of Maya. An outwardly looking person isn’t aware of these greatly benign supreme powers and these forces of Maya. This is the reason that a common human being embraces the slavery of Maya from the moment he becomes aware of himself in his early childhood. It is up to the human being what path he chooses for himself. An Antar-Mukhi person embraces Sato Birti (tendencies of mind towards the Sato characteristics of Maya), while an outward looking person adopts the Rajo and the Tamo Birtis (bent of mind characterized by Rajo and Tamo qualities of Maya). An Antar-Mukhi person holds the greatly propitious supreme and divine powers as his Guru (teacher and mentor) and, leading his life in accordance with the divine supreme powers, accomplishes the purpose of his life. An outward looking person looks to the gravely disastrous forces of Maya as his Guru and, slaving under these deadly deleterious forces, wastes away his human birth and life. The human being who embraces SatGun’s holds ‘Sat’ to be his Guru, while the person adopting the forces of Maya holds Trishna and the Panj Chandaals as his Gurus. The human being adopting ‘Sat’ as his Guru obtains all the divine treasures and such a human being becomes the merchant of ‘SatNaam’. The person embracing the gravely disastrous forces of Maya ends up ruining himself. The human being who embraces ‘Sat’ as his Guru achieves triumph over all the forces of Maya and assimilates himself forever in the Nirgun Saroop of Sat PaarBraham.