Bandgi (Simran + Seva) and accumulation of divine qualities suppliment each other. Bandgi can’t be completed without bringing in all the divine qualities inside your Hirda (spiritual heart centre). You can’t reach a state of completion (“Atal Awastha” , “Param Padvi” , “Puran Bandgi”) without bringing in all the divine qualities into your Hirda. Thereby making it a Sant Hirda.
Actually its the Hirda that is the Sant and not the body or dress of a person. The Sant part of the person lives in the Hirda. Sant means a heart full of God’s unlimited love and all the divine qualities.
The divine qualities supplement the Bandgi. Doing Bandgi brings in the divine qualities inside your Hirda:
Bin Gun Keetey Bhagat Naa Hoi
….without doing divine deeds you cant become a Bhagat (lover of God).
Bandgi is done to bring all the divine qualities inside your Hirda. Qualities like :-
- being truthful,
- seeing truth,
- speaking truth,
- hearing truth,
- delivering truth,
- serving truth,
- faith and trust,
- commitment and belief,
- winning over mind and Maya,
- no doubts and double-mindedness (dubidha),
- no illusions and delusions,
- complete surrender with full and complete commitment,
- faith and trust,
- devotion and love to the Gur and Guru,
- loss of your own identity (me, mine, my)
- giving everything (Body, Mind and Wealth) to the Gur and Guru.
You keep on accumulating these divine qualities by doing them practically in your daily life and becoming very strong in exercising them. Then your Bandgi will keep on enhancing and you will make a place for your soul away from the three-parts of Maya. A place for your soul in God’s court (Dargah). If you don’t concentrate on Bandgi and bringing in these divine qualities in your Hirda by practically doing them then you can loose the Bandgi. Or your Bandgi will not see any progress (this is the reason why all of the masses are in Dharam Khand or below Dharam Khand).
Similarly if you don’t concentrate on Bandgi (Naam Simran and Seva) and give more than Dasvandh (tenth of time and money for seva and simran) every day, then you can loose everything you have gained. You can lose all the divine qualities that you have gathered:
Har Bisrat Terey Gun Galyaa.
…forgetting God your goodness rots away
Bandgi and accumulation of divine qualities complement and supplement each other. Bandgi is not complete without all the divine qualities. And divine qualities will not come in unless you do Bandgi. What is Bandgi?
- Doing Naam Simran and seva,
- bringing in all the divine qualities inside you by putting them into practise,
- checking that your behavior and deeds are all truthful,
- practicing Gurbani and the Guru’s words.
By doing this you will never fall down. You will always keep on flying higher and higher in the realms of the truth and will eventually become a complete truth in yourself. You will become SAT ROOP (Truth’s form, God manifested inside you) by yourself.
Please watch your daily actions, reactions, deeds, thoughts, visions, behavior, thinking on a continuous basis and try to practice all the divine qualities in your daily life. Little by little you will be able to bring in all these divine qualities inside your Hirda and make it a Sant Hirda and take your Bandgi to the acceptable standards of the Dargah and become a Sada Suhagan.