18. The One Name is The Divine Command


How is the Society of the Saints to be known? 
There, the Name of the One Lord is chanted. 
The One Name is the Lord’s Command; 
O Nanak, the True Guru has given me this understanding. ||5|| 
(SGGS 71)  

The Eternal Divine Love filled word of wisdom (“Shabad”)  “Hukam" ( means :divine command ) is written in the Almighty-Guru’s divine always pure and lovable word-wisdom (“Gurbani”) in a number of love filled divinely written stanzas (“Shaloks”) and is very commonly used in the religious circles.   

In a layman’s language it is normally understood as a will of the God but this Divine word (“Shabad”) God’s will ( “Hukam”) has a very deep divine meaning hidden in it.  Its importance is not less than the Almighty Himself.  In fact the  Divine word of wisdom (“Shabad”) God’s command ( “Hukam”)  is as infinite as Timeless eternal Lord (“Akal Purakh”) Himself, there is no dimension, limit, depth or boundary of the Divine word of wisdom (“Shabad”) (“Hukam”).  It is a complete Primal Eternal Truth in itself like Truth Supreme Love-lord who is beyond limits of universe  (“Paar Braham Parmesar”).   It is in no way different than Timeless eternal Lord of all (“Akal Purakh”) Himself.   

The existence of Divine will (“Hukam”) means existence of God and vice versa.  Though it is the Untold story of love and sacrifice of beyound universal limits, love of all Supreme Lord of all (“Akath Katha of Paar Braham Parmesar”) and can’t be described in words.  It also can’t be understood in words; it can only be experienced and felt inside our heart center which is embodiment of love (“Hirda”), soul and mind with the advancements in spirituality and divinity.   But we will try to get at a glimpse of the depth of this very powerful, probably one of the most powerful divinely blessed utmost graceful word (“Shabad”) Guru Divine will  (“Hukam”).   

Please make a note that every divine word  (“Shabad”) of Almighty-Guru’s word-wisdom (“Gurbani”) is a Guru in itself.  Such as the divine word (“Shabad”)  almighty word-wisdom  (“Gurbani”) is a Guru in itself because it is the word of the  Timeless eternal Lord of all (“Akal Purakh”) (“Gur” means Eternal Love, Timeless lord of all (“Akal Purakh”) and Bani means words).   There is an element of Primal Truth in it and this essence of the Primal Eternal Truth in every divine word (“Shabad”) plays the role of a Guru. Every  divine word (“Shabad”) gives us the divine knowledge which removes the darkness from our inside and provides us with the divine light through divine wisdom.  When practiced in our daily life cleans us from the inside and brings us closer to the Almighty.   Please take it for granted that every Word (“Shabad”) of Almighty-Guru’s word-wisdom (“Gurbani”) is a complete and full Primal Eternal Truth.   Its practice with love, full belief, commitment, faith and trust will make you one with Almighty.   

The practice of this Eternal Primal Truth will merge you in to the Timeless eternal Love being “Satnaam” (“Akal Purakh”).  

The practice of the Guru’s divine blessed word-wisdom (“Gurbani”) will bring your mind under the Complete Divine will of Only Divinity God-Guru Timeless eternal Love being (“Puran Hukam of Akal Purakh”).   

The practice of Divinly blessed Love word-wisdom of God-Guru (“Gurbani”) will cure your soul and mind of all the mental sicknesses – Five thieves (“Panj Doots”) and desires.  

The practice of Divinity   Word-Guru (“Shabad”)  in your life will win over your mind, the mind will become Light-Form of love (“Jyot Saroop”).  Your own wisdom will be eliminated.  Your own mind will be eliminated.  Only divine wisdom (“Gurmat”) will prevail.  All your five senses will become under direct control of the Complete divine will (“Puran Hukam”), Supreme Blissful Light (“Param Jyot”), Complete enlightened (“Puran Parkash”), without-attribute form of beyond universal limits Supreme lord of all (“Nirgun Saroop of Paar Braham Parmesar”) and your heart center (“Hirda”) will become a  saint heart center (“Sant Hirda”).  Your every cell of physical body (“Rom Rom”) will be enlightened and will vibrate with remembrance of Lord’s Love Name (“Naam Simran”).  All your closed-invisible divine doors (“Bajjar Kapats”) including the tenth door of wondrous Lord (“Dassam Duaar”) and seven seas of spiritual energy (“Sat Sarovar”) will be illuminated with eternal divine light of love (“Ilahi Jyot”).  You will enjoy the unlimited divine struck  of love praises of lord (“Anhad Naad Akhand Kirtan”) inside your tenth door of spiritual real selfless being (“Dassam Duaar”).  Your entire astral body your soul will be filled with ambrosial nectar, name of Lord of Love (“Amrit”).  You will become a completely truthful soul, will see, speak, deliver and serve the Primal Eternal Truth only.   You will become free from life & Death (“Jivan Mukt”) and will meet the objective of your life.   

Please keep in mind your spiritual progress depends upon your belief, commitment, faith and trust on the Almight –Supreme Guru  (“Gur”), Guru and God-guru’s eternal divine always lovingly True word-wisdom (“Gurbani”) and how much you practice (not mere reading) Guru’s word-wisdom (“Gurbani”) in your daily life, how much you honor, respect and obey the divine command of Love  “Hukam”, basically every word laced with love-wisdom  (“Shabad”) is a divine command (“Hukam”) of Timeless eternal lord-love being  (“Akal Purakh”).  

Like the existence of a king is due to his commanding powers, the existence of any worldly position is due to its inherited commanding powers, its authority.   And whenever these commanding powers and authority are withdrawn there is an end of a kingdom or a worldly position.  In the same way the existence of the Almighty is due to His Infinite Powers, and due to these infinite powers at His disposal He is called “Sarabh Kala Bharpoor” (“Sarabh” – all, “Kala” – the power, “Bharpoor” – full off).     

His Supremacy is due to all His Infinite Powers, that is why He is called

  • King Of All kings (“Sabh Rajan Key Raja”),
  • True King (“Sacha Patshah”),
  • Giver of all creation (“Sarbh Jiaan Kaa Data”),
  • Palan Hara,
  • Birth Giver (“Janam Data”),
  • Patshahi Patshah,
  • King of all seen and unseen worlds (“Lok Parlok Ka Raja”).


All His Infinite Powers constitute His Commanding Powers, which is described as Divine word (“Shabad”)  “Hukam”-Divine Command  in  God-Guru Almighty’s word-wisdom (“Gurbani”).  All His powers are standing on the ONLY AND ONLY foundation of the Eternal Primal Truth Divine Word (“Shabad”)  TRUTH  “SAT”.  In the Original Root Spell (“Mool Manter”): “Ik Oankaar Sat Naam”,(one God Named TRUTH) which signifies His Attribute-less Form (“Nirgun Saroop”), Supreme Light Full blown complete Luminance (“Param Jyot Puran Parkash”).  And by virtue of His Infinite Commanding Powers, which is nothing but Divine Command full of Love and Truth (“Hukam”) His Kingdom never ends, His Kingdom is Primal & Eternal, His Kingdom has been there from the origin, from the beginning of the universe and is present now and will remain so for all ages to come, His Kingdom will remain intact for ever.   

Before the creation happened Timeless eternal Love filled Truth Lord of All Lords (“Akal Purakh”) was sitting in Complete Silent deepest & deepest depth of meditative stage (“Sunn Smadhee”) for 36 ages (“Chattis – 36 Yug”), basically for an unknown period of time He was in this extremely indescribable wondrous silent deepest depth of meditative Stage (“Sunn Smadhee”), and first He created Himself and then He created His Ambrosial nectar of Love, Life and Sacrifice His Love-Name TRUTH (“ Naam”). Then the other creations followed, so the First Divine Command of lovingly will (“Hukam”) was His own creation and the creation of His Ambrosial Nectar Name TRUTH (“Naam”), that is why the Ambrosial nectar Name TRUTH (“Naam”) is as powerful as He Himself, the Ambrosial Nectar Name TRUTH (“Naam”) has infinite powers, the Ambrosial Nectar TRUTH (“Naam”) is the Origin of all Creations, and that is why the TRUTH (“Naam”) is the Highest Divine Command Of Love (“Hukam”) – One Name is Divine Loving Command  (“Eko naam hukamHai”).     

The entire divinity and spirituality revolves around  Ambrosial Nectar Name Truth (“Naam”):   

Without Name no Place :

(“Bin Naavey Nahin Ko Thaon”):   

the entire creation is based on Ambrosial Nectar name (“Naam”).  There is no place in the entire creation which is not standing on this foundation of Ambrosial Nectar Name (“Naam”) the foundation of Eternal Truth “SAT” which is the ambrosial nectar Name of God (“ Naam”).  The entire Guru’s Loved Blessed Graceful divine word-wisdom (“Gurbani”) is the Holy-Truth Praise for eternal forever Truth Name of Lord of all Lords (“Mahima of Naam”).  Every Word of Divine Guru’s Truth Selfless word-wisdom (“Shabad of Gurbani”) takes us down to the Origin The God’s Love-Name (“Naam”). Name of God is Ambrosial Nectar which makes one out of this unending cycle of birth & Death  (“Naam is the Amrit”), This Truth never dies, is eternal, ever present, nonperishable, eternal truth, primal truth, and with only Loving remembrance & unstoppable recitation of God’s Name (“Naam Simran”) we can reach the ultimate heights of spiritual world.  

The entire universe operates under the infinite commanding powers of Timeless Lover of All (“Akal Purakh”), which is again called the Divine Will filled with bliss & Love (“Hukam”) of Almighty Timeless Lord (“Akal Purakh”).  Everything that happens with us and around us is the Complete divine will of God (“Hukam.”).   Everything we do is done under the Divine will (“Hukam.”).  His Divine command (“Hukam”) governs our destiny.  Like a kingdom has its own king and a constitution for running the government, the laws and policies to run the kingdom, the systems and organizations to run the government and administration, same way the King of the Seen & unseen Worlds (“Lok Parlok”), the Infinity, the Complete Supreme Lord of All Lords who is always and forever beyond the limits of this universe (“Paar Braham Parmesar”) has established His own divine constitution and divine laws and divine policies to run His Kingdom of Entire seen & unseen worlds of this universe ,in every plane , in every dimension which one can reach at any level of spiritual and physical journey (“Lok Parlok”).  And for all this the basis is His  Divine Command of utmost Love which cannot ever be explained fully by any means (“Hukam”), the Eternal Truth, the Primal Truth.  And our Guru King of Kings ,the love birds of Love-lord (“Sahibans”) have very kindly presented this divine constitution and divine laws in the form of utmost Lovable divine and always true Guru’s word-wisdom (“Gurbani”) for us to follow.   

The golden rule is to follow His Divine Constitution and His Divine Laws for us to remain stable, undistracted, clean from inside, calm and in complete silence, Light Form (“Jyot Saroop”), stay above all worldly sorrows and happiness, stay above all mental and physical ailments.   

Following His constitutional laws, which are nothing, but the divine laws given in  Guru’s Truth Word-wisdom filled with contentment and love (“Gurbani”), the divine wisdom, the real Wisdom of Supreme Guru-God (“Gurmat”) we can win over the Maya, we can win over the  Five thieves of Truth Wisdom (“Panj Doots”) and all desires, we can win over our mind and be one with Almighty.   

The destiny becomes clean and directed towards the Almighty when we start to follow these divine laws and divine wisdom, the wisdom of the Supreme Guru-God (“Gur”) and Guru, all our deeds are turned on the path of truth, we start to conduct truthfully, we see, speak and hear the truth and only truth, we deliver the truth and above all we serve the truth and service of the truth is the highest service, and by doing so we earn the truth and we become the truth, our life becomes smooth and nice, it becomes peaceful, full of eternal happiness and eternal never ending enjoyment, we bring complete silence, peace, sacrifice, kindness, fearlessness, single vision, humility, and all the divine qualities of the Almighty and so we become a Sikh in the true sense, we become a Guru’s True Disciple (“Gursikh”) in the true sense, we become a one whose deeds are always in line with Guru’s divine command (“Gurnukh”) in the true sense.   

Slave Of Slaves

(“Dassan Das”)