On Vaisakhi day we celebrate what Guru Gobind Singh ji did in 1699. There are plenty of people and books to tell us the history. But only the enlightened soul can tell us the spiritual meaning of this event. And now over 300 years later, many people celebrate vaisakhi but are not prepared to take pahul themselves. And for many that do take pahul, they fall back to their old ways, or they have no spiritual progress even after many years. Why? What has changed since 1699 in the delivery of the pahul (initiation ceremony)? Read on:
In order to understand the creation of Khalsa by Dhan Dhan Shree Guru Gobind Singh Jee, it is of paramount importance to understand the meaning of “Puran Khalsa” and that the “Panj Pyare” created by Him were Puran Khalsas.
Dhan Dhan Guru Gobind Singh was a Puran Sant Satguru. He was a Puran Braham Gyani. He was Nirankaar Roop Pargatyeo Jyot Param Padvi and one of the greatest spiritual powers that has ever been born on this Earth. He was a Puran Khalsa Himself. Only a Puran Khalsa, who is a Puran Braham Gyani, a Puran Sant Satguru, a Pargatyeo Jyot Param Padvi can create a Khalsa.
Only such a soul which is merged and one with Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar and has become a Braham Roop Himself can create a Khalsa. Which means only such a highly spiritually elevated soul like Dhan Dhan Guru Gobind Singh Pashah Ji could create a Khalsa –
Puran Jyot Jagey Ghat Meh Tab Khalas, Tahi Nakhalas Jaaney.
The one in whose heart shines for the God’s Light is the Khalsa,
all others are not Khalsa.
This means that the Khalsa is the soul which has
- been enlightened inside with the Light Of God (Param Jyot Puran Parkash Dhan Dhan Nirgun Saroop of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar),
- won over Five thieves, Hopes, Desires, Wishes,
- completely won over Maya (mammon)
- become a part of the Infinite – Braham (Supreme God)
- become a form of God (Braham Roop),
- become one with Immortal Being (Akal Purakh),
- obtained the Supreme Status (Param Padvi),
- become completely truthful (Puran Sachyara), and sees, speaks, hears and serves the Truth (God).
Anything less than that is not a Khalsa (Na-khalas).
Therefore, it is very important to understand that the “Panj Pyare” created by Dhan Dhan Guru Gobind Singh Ji were no ordinary human beings, they were eternally blessed by Dhan Dhan Shree Guru Gobind Singh Ji. They were created by God’s Grace under God’s order (Dhan Dhan Gur Parsaad under Puran Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar – Ik Oankaar Shree Satnaam).
Because these eternal blessings (Gur Parsaadee Gur Kirpaa), that is why Dhan Dhan Guru Gobind Singh Ji said:
Khalsa Akal Purakh Ki Fauj,
Pargatyo Khalsa Parmatam Ki Maoj.
The Khalsa is the Immortal Beings’s Army,
And came into being under the Supreme’s Order.
Which means that Khalsa is Braham Roop – the Form of God. That is how the Khalsa will fight against all the mental sicknesses the society goes through.
The creation of Khalsa is under the Puran Hukam (Perfect Command) of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar (God). That is why it is a Gur Parsaadee (Guru’s Grace) game. One can’t become a Khalsa without the Eternal Blessings of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar and or a Puran Sant Satguru.
Therefore, these five souls, which were blessed by Dhan Dhan Guru Gobind Singh Ji were Puran Braham Gyanis, they were Puran Sant Satgurus themselves. Each one of them was a Puran Sant Satguru and not collectively which is evident from:
Khalsa Mero Satgur Pura,
Khalsa Mero Sajjan Soora,
Khalsa Mero Budh Aur Gyan,
Khalse Ka Ho Dharo Dhyan.
The Khalsa is my perfect Satguru,
the Khalsa is my brave friend,
the Khalsa is my knowledge and wisdom,
the Khalsa is whom I meditate upon.
Here Akal Purakh is speaking through Dhan Dhan Guru Gobind Singh Ji (Dhurki Bani) which means that a Khalsa is a Puran Sant Satguru, a Puran Braham Gyani. He is the one who has control over Panj Doot and Maya is under His feet and that is how He becomes a real eternally blessed brave soul. Khalsa is a Braham Roop, so that is how He gets and disseminates only divine wisdom. Khalsa is a source of all eternal treasures, there remains no difference between the Khalsa and Akal Purakh Himself. That is why He remains one with the Almighty for ever.
Each one of these five souls (which are now commonly known as Panj Pyare) were Puran Khalsas and that is why Dhan Dhan Guru Gobind Singh Ji has given so much praise to Khalsa:
Khalsa Mero Roop Hai Khaas,
Khalse Me Hon Karo Nivas.
The Khalsa is my special form,
the Khalsa is in whom I reside.
This means that Khalsa is Braham Roop (God’s form) and that Braham (God) always resides in the Khalsa. Khalsa is a Pargatyeo Prabh Jyot (enlightened soul) and absorbed in the Nirgun Saroop (body of spiritual light) of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar . That is how and why Braham resides in Khalsa forever.
The real compliance (Rehat) is therefore, the inner compliance. Cleaning inside the mind is the key to become a Puran Khalsa. Winning over the five thieves and Maya is the key to become a Puran Khalsa. That is the yardstick defined by Dhan Dhan Guru Gobind Singh Ji for a Khalsa is:
Atam Ras Jeh Janye So Hi Khals Dev,
Prabh Meh Moh Meh Taas Meh Ranchak Nahin Bhed.
The one who experiences soul bliss “Atam Rus” is the Khalsa,
There is no difference between the Khalsa and me and God.
This means the “Rehat”- code of conduct- for a Khalsa is to be internally saturated in the “Atam Rus” – which is the highest Amrit. It is the Param Jyot Puran Parkash Nirgun Saroop of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar and it is available to and enjoyed only by a Puran Braham Gyani –
The Brahm Giani experiences soul-bliss “Atam Rus”.
The Rehat for a Khalsa is to become and remain one with Almighty. The real Rehat for a Khalsa is therefore, nothing less than Atam Rus, Oneness with Akal Purakh, Puran Parkash and Param Jyot inside the soul. And a Param Padvi, Puran Sachyari Rehat, where such a soul only serves the eternal truth and nothing else.
What is the eternal truth – “Ik Oankaar Satnaam”, Paar Braham Parmesar. The one who has not earned this Rehat – compliance, is not a Khalsa. The one who has not earned the Truth is not worthy to be one of the Panj Pyaras, because he does not meet the eternal criteria established by the Gur, Gurbani and by Dhan Dhan Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Therefore, only those “Panj Pyare who are Puran Khalsas can represent the Gur (God), and only such souls are the Guru. Only such souls who have earned the Puran Sachyari Rehat and have become Pargatyeo Jyot Puran Braham Gyanis are entitled to be called a Guru. They can represent Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar and are “Amrit Ke Daata” – they can give spiritual Amrit to the Gursangat, anything less than that is a Pakhand – hypocrisy, is a illusion, is cheating and deceiving the Gursangat, is a Dargahi crime.
This is the main reason behind the fact that at the present time most people don’t reach anywhere after taking “Khanda Ki Pahul” (initiation of the sword) from Panj Pyare. The reason is simple and plain, only a Puran Khalsa can create a Puran Khalsa. Nothing less than a Puran Khalsa can create a Puran Khalsa. Only a Puran Braham Gyani a Puran Sant Satguru can create a Puran Khalsa.
As long as the Panj Pyare are not a Puran Khalsa, they are not Panj Pyare and so there will be no spiritual advancement from their blessings. No matter how long you have been involved in the Nitnem and other religious activities, because it is a Gur Parsaadee (Guru’s Grace) Game.
Only a Puran Khalsa (enlightened soul) can
- give us the Gur Parsaad and initiate us into the Gur Parsaadee Game,
- eternally bless our souls,
- give us spiritual Amrit;
- open our spiritual doors (Bajjar Kapaats),
- give us Smadhee (deep meditation),
- elevate our souls to higher spiritual levels,
- help us in doing our Bhagtee (loving devotional worship) and
- eventually give us Jivan Mukti.
Considering the divine definition of a Puran Khalsa, who is a Puran Sant Satguru, who is a Puran Braham Gyani, all the other Nine Gurus were also Puran Khalsas. For that matter all the Sants and Bhagats
whose Bani has been included in Dhan Dhan Shree Guru Granth Sahib Ji, and who were also Puran Sant Satgurus, Puran Braham Gyanis, Pargatyeo Jyot, were Puran Khalsas.
The creation of Khalsa was also done by all the other Guru Patshahian as well, such as Bhai Lehna Ji were eternally blessed by Dhan Dhan Shree Guru Nanak Dev Ji and so became a Puran Sant Satguru, a Puran Khalsa a Puran Braham Gyani.
And so were the other Guru Sahibans eternally blessed with Gur Parsaad, and that is how they became Puran Braham Gyanis Puran Sant Satgurus, Puran Khalsas. This divine game of creation of Puran Khalsa has been there forever, is present now as well, and will remain going forever. That is why Gurbani says:
In each and every age,
He creates His enlightened souls
and preserves their honor, O Lord King.
This eternal game will never stop, has never stopped, because this is the law of divinity, this is the law of Paar Braham, and will continue for ever.
Guru Gobind Singh Ji gave a new dimension to this divine game by virtue of His utmost kindness – Dana Dina – when He created Five Puran Khalsas at the same time, by virtue of His divine powers giving them Gur Parsaad – Amrit.
Guru Gobind Singh with His utmost generosity created Five more like Himself. He created Five Puran Khalsas like Himself, probably because He knew that in the future time span of this Age of utmost Darkness (Maha Kaal Ghore Kal-Jug) there will be more such souls needed on this earth to balance the divinity requirements among the masses.
By doing so He once again proved that divine words of:
In this stage the wonderful feat of
becoming Guru by the disciple
and vice-versa is enacted.
Bhai Gurdaas Vaar 13
The Guru and the disciple are diffused into one another in equanirnity
and they both are the extension of the perfect Supreme Lord.
Bhai Gurdaas Vaar 6
The masses as of today understand these souls to be Panj Pyare, but these souls were Puran Khalsa, they were given the place of Puran Sant Satgurus, they were Puran Braham Gyanis, and by virtue of these divine positions, they became “Amrit Ke Daate”.
Therefore, any soul which is not a Puran Khalsa as defined in the Gurbani and the Bani of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, can’t be a part of the Panj Pyare. Anybody who doesn’t follow these divine words of the Gurbani and Dhan Dhan Guru Gobind Singh Ji, is in a total illusion and not aware of the truth behind the whole game, is cheating the Gursangat, and by doing so is a Dargahi criminal.
Undermining the meaning of a Puran Khalsa is following the ways of the ritualistic Brahmins that the Guru warned against (Bipran Ki Reet). We have betrayed our Guru if :-
- our spiritual heart centre (Hirda) is not completely Truthful (Puran Sachyara)
- our code of conduct (Rehat) is not a completely Truthful one (Puran Sachyari Rehat) – completely truthful from inside,
- we have not won over Five Thieves, Hopes, Desires and Wishes,
- we have not won over Maya completely,
- we don’t serve the Truth,
- our soul has not become a part of the Infinite Param Jyot Puran Parkash,
- our Hirda has not become a Sant Hirda.
We are manmukhs and not Gurmukhs, we are not Khalsa. And Dhan Dhan Shree Paar Braham Parmesar Ji will never tolerate such behavior, because this is Bipran Ki Reet.
Only the Panj Pyare who are Puran Khalsas, Puran Braham Gyanis, and are Param Padvi represent the Guru, otherwise not. Nowhere in Sukhmani Sahib or any where in Shree Guru Granth Sahib Ji, or in Guru Gobind Singh’s Bani are five religious men (the Panj Pyare) honored as a Guru Padvi (status).
The Guru Padvi(status) is given to Dhan Dhan Puran Khalsa only. Another word for Puran Khalsa is Puran Sant Satguru and a Puran Braham Gyani. Anything less than that is only an external show that doesn’t please God. The Atsath Tirath (bathing at religious places), Bana (religious uniform) and rituals are outside Rehat only which has no meaning without inside Rehat. The Puran Sachyari Rehat is the real eternal inside Rehat Maryada. Atam Rus Rehat is the real divine inside Rehat Maryada. That is the real Eternal Rehat Maryada for Khalsa, to become a Braham Roop is the real inside Khalsa Rehat, Param Jyot Puran Parkash Pargatyeo Jyot Prabh Jyot is the Khalsa real divine Rehat. Anything less than that is Pakhand(hypocrtical nonsense) and Nakhalas (not Khalsa).
For that matter anything less than Sach Khand (reaching realm of Truth inside ) is Pakhand (hypocrisy) and is only Athsath Tirath (external pilgrimage). There is no Pakhand(hypocrisy) in Sach Khand. Anything less than that is Pakhand.
Any soul that reaches the Sach Khand becomes :-
- single vision (only sees God in everything and everyone), duality finishes,
- Nirvair (hate free)
- Nirbhao (fear free)
- completely truthful,
- a servant of Truth : sees, speaks, listens and serves only Eternal Truth,
- a part of the Infinite,
- a Braham Roop,
- Sach Ki Takdi Himself–
Aap Hi Kanda Tol Traju Aap Hi Tollan Hara.
This is the state of the Khalsa soul. This is the true and highest “Rehat” of the Khalsa. Any soul less than this state should not be called a “Panj Pyara”. That is the divine definition of such a soul. Only such a soul who is a Puran Khalsa can be the Giver of Spiritual Amrit – “Amrit Ka Daata”.
Anything less then that is just external religious nonsense being done in the name of God. Like the 68 places of pilgrimage Hindus bathe at in order to achieve salvation (Athsath Tirath). But the only real pilgrimage is bathing in the inner spiritual heart (hirda) – that is the true pilgrimage to God’s court (Dargahi Tirath).
There is a difference of Five Khands (realms) between Atsath Tirath (worldy pilgrimages) and Dargahi Tirath (pilgrimage to Truth), which is defined in Jap Ji Bani – Dharam Khand to Sach Khand. Athsath Tirath is Dharam Khand and Puran Khalsa is Sach Khand Tirath. That is the divine and complete Tirath, the Braham Tirath, the Param Jyot Puran Parkash Nirgun Saroop Tirath, and only such a soul is a Khalsa and Amrit Ka Daata.
We will therefore very humbly request at the feet (Charans) of the Guru’s sangat (Gursangat) to understand the divine wisdom and divine meaning of these spiritual eternal entities whom we refer to as “Panj Pyare”. Only call a soul a Panj Pyara if they have spiritually become Puran Khalsa, Puran Sant Satguru, Puran Braham Gyani, Pargatyeo Jyot Param Padvi and nothing less than that. Anyone less than that is “Na-khalas”, is not a Puran Khalsa.
We should all very sincerely evaluate our souls in light of this divine wisdom and measure ourselves on the yardstick that have been presented in the Gurbani and the Bani of Dhan Dhan Guru Gobind Singh and then find out where we stand.
- Are we moving on the right path and moving towards becoming a Puran Khalsa?
- How far we have achieved our objective of becoming a Puran Khalsa?
- Do we understand the meaning of Panj Pyare and Puran Khalsa?
- Are we working towards the Puran Sachyari Rehat?
- Are we working to win over Five thieves?
- Are we working to win over the Maya?
- Have we surrendered completely ourselves to the Guru, are we doing what the Gurbani says in the true sense?
- Are we eternally blessed with Gur Parsaad?
- And are we a part of the Gur Parsaadee game?
Once we start asking these questions to ourselves then the confusion and illusions in our mind will start to disappear. Our soul will be eventually be enlightened with divine wisdom. Which will show us the right path to move on.
This divine writing is a divine wisdom. It is a Gur Parsaadee creation under Puran Hukam and Gur Parsaadee Gur Kirpa of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar and a Puran Sant Satguru, a Puran Braham Gyani, Pargatyeo Jyot Param Padvi Dhan Dhan Baba Ji.
Anybody who will follow the Puran Sachyari Rehat Maryada of a Puran Khalsa as described above will become a Dhan Dhan Puran Khalsa. They will become not only a real Amrit-Dharee, but a real giver of divine amrit “Amrit Ka Daata”.
Dassan Das (Slave Of God’s Slaves)