19. Naam and Amrit/Nect​ar

Sat Sat Satnaam Sat Sat Satnaam Sat Sat Satnaam Sat Sat Satnaam Sat Sat Satnaam

Always Sat Sat Satnaam

The one God whose Naam/Name is Truth. O my fellows, With the blessing, meditate on the Naam because it was at the beginning, it has been through the ages, it is now and it will be forever in the future. At the end the Naam will go with you. Look at the following, page after page it emphasized in the SGGS that Naam is the worship, Naam is the ambrosial nectar, only Naam will help you to win over mind/maya and that if you want to pray then ask for the blessing of Naam, nothing else.

ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਨਾਮੁ ਪੀਵਹੁ ਮੇਰੇ ਭਾਈ ॥
Amriṯ nām pīvhu mere bẖā▫ī. page 191
O my fellows Drink the Ambrosial Nectar of the Naam/Name.

ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਪੀਆ ਦਿਨ ਰਾਤੀ ਦੁਬਿਧਾ ਮਾਰਿ ਨਿਵਾਰੇ ॥
Amriṯ nām pī▫ā ḏin rāṯī ḏubiḏẖā mār nivāre. page 245
One who drinks the Naam Nectar day and night will conquer or kill the sense of duality.

ਤਤੁ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਹਰਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਨਾਮ ॥
Ŧaṯ gi▫ān har amriṯ nām. page 1146
The Ambrosial Name/Naam of the Lord is the essence of wisdom.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਬਦੁ ਪਛਾਣੀਐ ਹਰਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਨਾਮਿ ਸਮਾਇ ॥
Gurmukẖ sabaḏ pacẖẖāṇī▫ai har amriṯ nām samā▫e. page 29
Gurmukhs who have recognized “The Shabad” are the one’s who are immersed in the Ambrosial Nectar of Naam/Name of God.

So when we talk about Amrit, SGGS tells us that only Naam is real nectar and when one recites & lives with Naam, then one gets out of duality and taste the real nectar. So how one gets this nectar. Let’s go back to SGGS and see what the holy scriptures say. One gets it through the blessing and grace of Lord and in the cogregation of the holy saints. Everybody has this amrit when one takes birth. One starts losing it when the five vices/thieves start controlling the actions and the being wanders away from the Truth. With this Naam amrit one gets purified from inside and the humility starts reflecting in ones behaviour. If their is no change then you can say that whatever amrit is being created one is losing it through the actions i.e. retention is zero or negative.    

ਗੁਰ ਕੇ ਭਾਣੇ ਵਿਚਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਹੈ ਸਹਜੇ ਪਾਵੈ ਕੋਇ ॥
Gur ke bẖāṇe vicẖ amriṯ hai sėhje pāvai ko▫e. page 31
The Amrit/Ambrosial Nectar is in/with His Will, only few will be blessed with this internal peace/happyness or bliss.

ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਨਾਮੁ ਆਪੇ ਦੇਇ ॥
Amriṯ nām āpe ḏe▫e. page 1172
God Himself bestows the Ambrosial Naam.

ਆਪਿ ਦਇਆ ਕਰਿ ਦੇਵਸੀ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਚੋਇ ॥
Āp ḏa▫i▫ā kar ḏevsī gurmukẖ amriṯ cẖo▫e. page 41
Lord Himself blesses the Gurmukh with the Ambrosial Nectar who takes shower in it.

ਸੰਤਾ ਸੰਗਿ ਨਿਧਾਨੁ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਚਾਖੀਐ ॥
Sanṯā sang niḏẖān amriṯ cẖākẖī▫ai. page 91
In the Society of the Saints, one tastes the Ambrosial Nectar.

ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਪੀਵੈ ਜਿਸ ਨੋ ਆਪਿ ਪੀਆਏ ॥
Amriṯ pīvai jis no āp pī▫ā▫e. page 119
Only they drink this Nectar/Amrit, whom the Lord Himself chooses to do so.

ਘਰ ਹੀ ਮਹਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਭਰਪੂਰੁ ਹੈ ਮਨਮੁਖਾ ਸਾਦੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ॥
Gẖar hī mėh amriṯ bẖarpūr hai manmukẖā sāḏ na pā▫i▫ā. page 644
The Ambrosial Nectar is inside the body, but the self-willed/manmukh does not get to taste it.

ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਨਾਮੁ ਰਿਦੇ ਮਹਿ ਦੀਨੋ ਜਨਮ ਜਨਮ ਕੀ ਮੈਲੁ ਗਈ ॥
Amriṯ nām riḏe mėh ḏīno janam janam kī mail ga▫ī. page 823
Guru has planted the Ambrosial Name/Naam within my heart, the filth of all the births/incarnations has been washed away.

ਕਰਮ ਕਰਤੂਤਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਫਲੁ ਲਾਗਾ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮ ਰਤਨੁ ਮਨਿ ਪਾਇਆ ॥
Karam karṯūṯ amriṯ fal lāgā har nām raṯan man pā▫i▫ā. page 1039
The past actions brings the Nectar fruit of Lord’s Naam and it comes to reside in the mind.

ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਫਲ ਤਿਨ ਜਨ ਕਉ ਲਾਗੇ ਜੋ ਬੋਲਹਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਬਾਤਾ ਹੇ ॥੪॥
Amriṯ fal ṯin jan ka▫o lāge jo bolėh amriṯ bāṯā he. page 1051
Only those beings bear the fruit of Nectar, who talk humbly/with love.

It is always hard to change from inside because whatever you do is actually your destiny/fate/Bhag. It is hard to forgive & forget, it takes time to become humble, courteous, loving, compassionate, a servant etc.. It takes no time to become angry & revengeful, surrender to lust, become proud, lost in attachments. It is actually Heart verses Mind. One has to put it’s heart in front of mind. Your mind will not give up that easy.

One can only do it if one is immersed in the nectar/amrit from inside. That nectar is Naam, because only then one will be able to win the battle with mind. The first four Guru’s spend tens of decades to bring the population to the level before the beloved tenth Guru introduced the external Amrit. Prior to that internal change i.e. of doing good & abandoning bad habits was introduced because that is what control your present & future. Past is gone and can not be changed. You have the means to control this moment by surrendering and doing Naam meditation & creating amrit inside.

People always talk about the five K’s & external rituals/compliance. However, there is no reference of this external Amrit/Nectar in SGGS. Page after page, all the Guru’s Bani only talks about Naam nectar. How the filth/dirt/falsehood will be washed away from inside by doing ritualistic reading, lishening. It is only possible if one showers with Naam amrit. Otherwise with the religious robe you are as fake as you call the others/saints.

We are nothing. All was written with the blessing of Guru Gur. We are the dust of your feet.  


(Rajinder Chahal  rajinderschahal@yahoo.com )