6. Supreme Spiritual State – Sunn Klaa

This article aims to give a glimpse of the Total Truth.  Dhan Dhan Shri Paar Braham’s highest and most powerful divine status which is described by the following Shabads:–


Sunn Klaa.  God’s highest divine power is that of complete silence.

Sarabh Klaa Bharpoor.  God is full of all the super divine powers.


Aprampar.  God is the self-created Creator who is Infinite, has no boundaries and has no dimensions.


Sarav Viapak.  God is omnipresent.


Agam Agochar.  God cannot be seen or observed through the five senses.  The Divine Eye, Dib Drisht, is required to see, hear and feel Him within.


The entire creation has originated from the Sunn Klaa, this is God’s highest divine power of complete silence and complete stability.

As well as being the highest divine power, Sunn Klaa is also the highest level of spiritual attainment.   This is where the soul experiences perfect silence as there are absolutely no thoughts and no distractions in this state of complete stability.
Sunn Klaa is the state that Dhan Dhan Shri Paar Braham Parmeshwar has remained in for countless Ages.   This is the state in which He lives and this is where He can be realized.  Any soul which reaches this level of complete silence achieves and realizes Him, that is also why Gurbani says, “Sunn Smaadh Maha Parmarath.”

This is where the soul merges with the Almighty.  This part of Infinity is Braham Himself.  A merged soul is totally undistracted by Maya and completely stable.  After complete realization the soul remains in this state permanently.

This is where all of the spiritual and eternal powers come into a soul and then there remains no difference between such a soul and Paar Braham Himself.   Such a soul becomes a:-


  • Puran Sant Satguru,
  • Puran Braham Gyani,
  • Gur Parsaadi Naam Amrit Ka Data,
  • Gur Parsaadi Naam Ka Beopari,
  • a living God on Earth,
  • “Nanak Braham Gyani Aap Parmeshwar,”
  • “Braham Gyani Mukt Jugat Jeea Kaa Data,”
  • “Braham Gyani Puran Purakh Vidhataa,”
  • “Nanak Sadh Prabh Bhed Naa Bhaaee,”
  • “Ram Sant Dohen Ek Hain.”



Maaroo Mehulaa 1 || 

sunn kulaa apranpaar dhhaaree ||


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In the Salok we are now discussing, God has been very kind upon us by giving us the Braham Gyan about this highest level of eternity, spirituality and divinity known as Sunn Klaa.  “Maaroo Mehulaa 1 ||”  means that Dhan Dhan Shri Paar Braham Parmeshwar has given us this Brahm Gyan through Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Nanak Patshah Ji who Himself had achieved that level of Eternity.  Let us try to understand it and bring these priceless jewels and diamonds inside us and by doing so learn the purpose of our human life and achieve salvation – Jivan Mukti.

This power of complete silence, Sunn Klaa, is the highest eternal power of Eternity – Dhan Dhan Shri Paar Braham Parmeshwar.  There is nothing above this Divine power where there is a complete silence and no distractions, complete stability.  This is where Almighty resides and lives.  This is where he remotely controls and executes His Hukam. 

Such a state of spirituality and eternal power is known as Sunn Klaa.  This is where there is nothing less than complete silence.  Such a state is also defined as Param Jyot Puran Parkash.  This is also sometimes referenced as Braham Khand – the inner most part of Sach Khand where the Creator and Doer resides.  When a soul reaches the level of Bhagti where there is complete silence, complete freedom from thoughts and no distractions, then that soul has won over everything.  That soul has won over the mind and Maya – Panj Doots and all desires. 

Such a soul becomes one with the Almighty.  Then there remains no difference between Akal Purakh and such a soul.  It becomes a Puran Sant Satguru, a Puran Braham Gyani by virtue of this highest level of Eternal Power. 


sunn kulaa apranpaar dhhaaree ||
aap niraalum apur apaaree ||
aapae kudhurath kar kar dhaekhai sunnuhu sunn oupaaeidhaa ||1||

The self-created Creator who is Infinite, has no boundaries, has no dimensions, has been in existence even from the beginning of this universe, because He is the only Creator and the only Doer, all of His eternal and Divine powers are His own creations.

The Creator creates the entire nature from Sunn Klaa – from the Eternal Power of Complete Silence, and then watches it with eternal happiness. This means that the entire nature – the entire universe, has originated and been created by the Creator from this eternal power of Sunn Klaa.


poun paanee sunnai thae saajae ||
srisatt oupaae kaaeiaa gurr raajae ||
agan paanee jeeo joth thumaaree sunnae kulaa rehaaeidhaa ||2||


Look at the wonders of the Sunn Klaa – the most wonderful life giving eternal entities air and water have also been born from the Sunn Klaa, “Pawan Guru Pani Pita Mata Dharat Mahatt.”

Look at the importance of these two natural elements air and water, how divinely they have been gifted to us by the Almighty.  These two elements are free and equally available to each and every soul, each and every creation of the nature.  There would be no life without these two elements.  With every breath the Pawan Guru goes inside us, and water is the father – Pani Pita.  It is as pious and pure as the Almighty Himself.

Look at the Earth, it is another life giving entity, whout which we couldn’t survive.  This is the Dhan Dhan Divine Wisdom of Gurbani.  Let us bring these Gyan Ke Moti (pearls of wisdom) inside us and make a Mala of these priceless diamonds and jewels in side us.  This is the real Mala of Naam, of Braham, of the divine qualities of Braham.  That is the real Mala and we should all earn this Mala.

And then after the creation of these life giving divine gifts, the Creator created all the living beings like us and other species . The body of each creation is the fort for a  soul.  So He created a fort, a place for the soul to live.  The creation of the human body is a place for our soul to live now and was created from five elements – Air, Water, Fire, Earth and Sky.  

The soul which is the Jyot of Braham, the infinite part of the Braham, the Nirlep undistracted part of the Braham, which is not effected by Maya, was instituted in this fort of the body.


sunnuhu brehumaa bisun mehaes oupaaeae ||
sunnae vuruthae jug subaaeae ||
eis pudh veechaarae so jun pooraa this mileeai bhurum chukaaeidhaa ||3||


Brahma, Mahesh Shiva and Vishnu are the Devtas which are worshipped instead of the Creator by some communities.  But, even they were created by the Creator from the Sunn Klaa.

Such is the Eternal Power of the Sunn Klaa that Dhan Dhan Shri Par Braham Parmeshwar has remained there for a countless number of Ages.  Each Age is called a Yug, such as Sat Yug, Treta Yug, Dwapper Yug and now Kal Yug.  Each Yug lasts  millions of years.

The soul which earns this most powerful eternal blessing of Sunn Klaa, becomes complete in Himself.  This means that soul gets Himself absorbed in the Almighty, becomes a Roop of Braham, the infinite part of the Braham. 

Anybody who comes in contact with such a highly eternally and spiritually blessed soul will become like Him too.  Such a soul is also described as an Apras Aparas in Gurbani.  When we come in contact with a such a soul we are eternally blessed by them and will eventually become like them.  In the company of such an Apras Aparas all the doubts in our mind vanish.


sunnuhu suputh surovur thhaapae ||
jin saajae veechaarae aapae ||
thith suth sar munooaa gurumukh naavai fir baahurr jon n paaeidhaa ||4||


The construction of the Sat Sarovars – the Seven Oceans meaning the seven energy centres (chakras) in the Sukhsham Dehi (soul body) were also created by the Creator from the Sunn Klaa.  The activation of these Amrit Sarovars can only be achieved through Sunn Smaadhi.  Let us talk a little bit more about these Sat Sarovars – Seven Seas of Amrit, which are created by the Creator inside our human body. 


These are the centers of divine powers and the source of Amrit inside our human body, they are present in:-


  1. Trikuti – center of the forehead, which is also called the Gyan Netter,


  1. the throat centre,


  1. the Hirda Kamal, heart centre


  1. the Nabhi Kamal, navel centre,


  1. the sex organ centre,


  1. the lower portion of spine which is also called Kundlni,


  1. the top of the head – Dassam Duaar.


These are all activated by the divine and eternal blessings when the Gur Parsaadi Naam – Satnaam goes into them.   And when the cycle is completed starting from the Surat – in the Trikuti area and Naam travels down to the throat centre, the Hirda Kamal, then Nabhi Kamal, then to the sex organ centre and Kundalini and up through the spinal cord channels called Ida, Pingla and Sukhmana and hits the Dassam Duaar and back into the  Trikuti.              When these Amrit Sarovars are enlightened a continuous flow of  Amrit starts in the entire body.  This creates the real Naam Ki Malaa and Ajapa Jaap all through this cycle.

The activation of this Naam Ki Mala is a Gur Parsaadi Game, and happens only when we do Gur Parsaadi Naam Simran sitting in Sunn Smaadhi.  It happens by itself, not by our own efforts, but by the eternal blessings of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmeshwar and the Gur Kirpa of such a soul who has realized this Sunn Klaa, a Puran Sant Satguru, a Puran Braham Gyani.

The soul who is able to activate these seven seas of Amrit becomes Jivan Mukt and such a soul is a Gurmukh soul.  A Gurmukh soul means the soul who has completely surrendered himself to the Guru and has taken His wisdom – Gur Matt, and left the Dur Mat and Sansarik Mat behind.


sunnuhu chundh sooruj gainaarae ||
this kee joth thribhuvun saarae ||
sunnae alukh apaar niraalum sunnae thaarree laaeidhaa ||5||

The creation of the sun, moon and sky was also done by the Creator from the Sunn Klaa.  There is His Jyot in all these entities too.  The invincible and Infinite Braham remains self supported and doesn’t need any assistance in any form or in any way, is totally independent and unique, and remains absorbed in Himself only.


sunnuhu dhhurath akaas oupaaeae ||
bin thhunmaa raakhae such kul paaeae ||
thribhuvun saaj maekhulee maaeiaa aap oupaae khupaaeidhaa ||6||


The Earth and sky are also created from His Infinite super powers of Sunn Klaa.  All of  these entities sun, moon, earth and sky remain in their respective positions without any support from any source, except Himself. 

The entire creation has been tied in to the rope of Maya.  This means that all of these material creations are run by Maya.   The Sargun Saroop of Dhan Dhan Shri Paar Braham Parmeshwar and remains under the jurisdiction of Maya.  He is also the creator of His Sargun Saroop and He is the destroyer of His Sargun Saroop.  This means everything living in the Creation is perishable, only His Infinite portion is indestructible. That part is the Truth, the complete Truth and that is His own Nirgun Saroop.



sunnuhu khaanee sunnuhu baanee ||
sunnuhu oupujee sunn sumaanee ||
outhubhuj chuluth keeaa sir kuruthai bisumaadh subadh dhaekhaaeidhaa ||7||


All four sources of life Andaj, Jeyraj, Seytaj, Utpujh and their communication channels – e.g. their languages are also created by the Creator sitting in Sunn Klaa. The entire universe takes birth from Himself, the Origin and after destruction or perishing, or dying goes back to Him.

The wonderful creation of the entire vegetation is also one of His wonderful actions.  All these creations are born from the Sunn and when they are destroyed they go back to Sunn.  All His creations are under His Hukam.


sunnuhu raath dhinus dhue keeeae ||
oupath khupath sukhaa dhukh dheeeae ||
sukh dhukh hee thae amur atheethaa gurumukh nij ghur paaeidhaa ||8||


The wonderful creation of day and night is also done by Him. He is the one who gives birth and death to the life.  He is the one who gives the worldly happiness and sorrows in life – meaning that birth and death is also under His Hukam and our sorrows and happiness are also part of His creation.

The cycle of life and death is also His creation.  Basically, this is a part of His Sargun Saroop, which operates under Maya.  Only a Gurmukh can overpower Maya and find His original home – which is the infinite part, Param Jyot Puran Parkash of the Almighty.


saam vaedh rig jujur athhurubun ||
brehumae mukh maaeiaa hai thrai gun ||
thaa kee keemath kehi n sukai ko thio bolae jio bolaaeidhaa ||9||



The four Vedas that were written by Brahma are the Rig Ved, Jajur Ved, Saam Ved and Arth Ved.  These were written by Brahama under Hukam from Akal Purakh.  This means that all this divine knowledge presented in the Vedas by Brahama came from the Almighty only.

The three aspects of Maya were also produced by Akal Purakh. This means that Maya is also the creation of Dhan Dhan Akal Purakh Ji.  Maya completely runs a normal person’s life.  Only the Puran Sants are not under Maya, they always remain one with Akal Purakh and Maya serves them instead of directing them.  Maya remains under the feet of such Puran Sants, Puran Braham Gyanis.

            There are three Gun (distinct properties) of Maya:-


  1. Tamo Gun: Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh, Ahankaar; duality; hatred.


  1. Rajo Gun: Asa, Trishna and Mansha – desires.


  1. Sato Gun: Daya – kindness; Santokh – contentment; Dharam – religion; Jat – control over lust; Sat – the Truth.


The soul which concentrates and operates under the Sato Gun of Maya is eventually eternally blessed and gets involved in the Gur Parsaadi Game, then does Puran Bhagti, and breaks through all of the barriers of Maya, wins over Maya and goes back to the infinite part of Braham, becomes one with Braham.

There is no price for Infinity.  It can’t be bought, it can only be attained through pure, pious and unconditional love, sacrifice and service to Him.  Then such a soul understands His Puran Hukam and speaks the complete Truth, sees the Truth, hears the Truth and serves the Truth.


sunnuhu suputh paathaal oupaaeae ||
sunnuhu bhuvun rukhae liv laaeae ||
aapae kaarun keeaa apurunpar subh thaero keeaa kumaaeidhaa ||10||

He is the Creator of all the Khand Brahamands, seven Pataal and Seven Akaash (???) are all His creation.  All these things are then looked after by Him.  He is the Origin and there is nothing beyond Him.  He is Supreme and takes care of everything by Himself.


ruj thum suth kul thaeree shhaaeiaa ||
junum murun houmai dhukh paaeiaa ||
jis no kirupaa kurae har gurumukh gun chouthhai mukath kuraaeidhaa ||11||


The souls which are absorbed in Him remain in the infinite part of Him, and the other creations remain under His control through Maya and its three properties as discussed earlier. Every thing is under His Hukam.

The most serious mental sickness is the Haumai, which also is a part of the Maya’s Tamo Gun, and is also created by Him. The entire cycle of life and death is due to the Haumai, which is the deepest sickness.

The person who is blessed eternally by Akal Purakh gets involved in the Gur Parsaadi Game.  He has completely surrendered himself to a Puran Sant Satguru, a Puran Braham Gyani who has broken all the barriers Himself.  The Puran Sant Satguru has won over the three properties of Maya completely.  Such a Sant Satguru takes our soul into the fourth stage – Karam Khand and eventually gets our soul relieved of Maya and gives us salvation – Jivan Mukti.


sunnuhu oupujae dhus avuthaaraa ||
srisatt oupaae keeaa paasaaraa ||
dhaev dhaanuv gun gundhhurub saajae sabh likhiaa kurum kumaaeidhaa ||12||

The ten Avtaars have also been born from the Almighty.  There are ten such Bhagats, who are the Avtaars of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmeshwar in various Ages.  

He is also the Creator of Shiva, Devis and Devtas, but these entities were born to work and bring the rest of the souls closer to the Almighty.  However all of these entities called themselves gods and started to get themselves worshipped and ignoring the worship of Akal.

All of these Devi Devtas were and still are under Maya.  None of them could break the barriers of Maya.  These so called gods are responsible for their own condition due to their own deeds.

There is only one way to win over the Maya and break out of the infinite loopf of Maya and go back to the infinite part of Braham and that is the complete surrender to the Gur and Guru, to become a Gurmukh, to earn the Guru’s words and serve the Guru, and to remain forever at the Charans of the Guru.


Gurumukh sumujhai rog n hoee ||
eih gur kee pourree jaanai jun koee ||
jugeh jugunthar mukath puraaein so mukath bhaeiaa path paaeidhaa ||13||

The person who recognizes this infinite power of Infinity – the Sunn Klaa, cannot be effected by any of these mental sicknesses of Maya.  However, rare are the souls who can understand this unlimited power of the Sunn Klaa.

Throughout all Ages this path of following the Guru has been the way to achieve salvation.  This path is the ladder of the Gur Parsaadi Naam, “Ik Oankaar Satnaam” Simran in Sunn Smadhi.  Only this can bring the soul closer to Almighty.

The soul first goes into Smaadhi in Karam Khand and then into Sunn Smaadhi.  This is where the Almighty can be realized.  The door to Sach Khand can be opened in Sunn Smaadhi and the soul can enter Sach Khand.  This is the highest level of Eternal Blessings – Gur Parsaad.  This can only happen in the Gur Sangat of a Puran Sant Satguru, a Puran Braham Gyani.

Very rare are those souls who can understand this divine wisdom and follow it, but such souls who do are relieved of all the sicknesses of Maya and obtain respect in the Dargah of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmeshwar.


punch thuth sunnuhu purugaasaa ||
dhaeh sunjogee kurum abhiaasaa ||
buraa bhulaa dhue musuthak leekhae paap punn beejaaeidhaa ||14||

The human body is made of the five elements as discussed earlier and this is all the creation of the Creator only.  Our deeds, actions and reactions are recorded.  If we sow bad we reap bad.  If we sow good, we reap good.  This means that all of our sorrows are due to our bad deeds and all our happiness is due to our good deeds, so we should sow only good deeds.  Why do we sow bad deeds when we know that we will have to reap our bad deeds ourselves?

This is why everyone’s fate is different, because everyone’s deeds are different. The souls who sow more good deeds and accumulate their good deeds to such a level where they are recognized by Braham Himself, are eternally blessed by Him. 


oothum sathigur purukh niraalae ||
subadh ruthae har ras muthuvaalae ||
ridhh budhh sidhh giaan guroo thae paaeeai poorai bhaag milaaeidhaa ||15||

A Sant Satguru is Puran which means that He has completely merged into the Almighty. He has won over Maya and has penetrated and absorbed Himself into the infinite part of the Almighty.  Such souls remain absorbed in the Gur Parsaadi Naam Amrit of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmeshwar.  Only those souls who have the pre-ordained destiny – Bhaag meet the Sangat and gain the eternal blessings of a Puran Sant Satguru.  They win over Maya and go back and merge intoHis Nirgun Saroop.

The spiritual powers and divine wisdom comes only to such souls which remain absorbed in the Almighty.


eis mun maaeiaa ko naehu ghunaeraa ||
koee boojhuhu giaanee kuruhu nibaeraa ||
aasaa munusaa houmai sehusaa nur lobhee koorr kumaaeidhaa ||16||

Akal Purakh is addressing us all and urging us to understand this game of Maya, its three properties and its adverse affects on our daily life, the most sickening being the cycle of life and death, “Janam maran da rog.”  However, this game of Maya can only be understood if we replace our own wisdom with the Guru’s wisdom.  There is no other way because the Guru has achieved Infinity so only He can tell us how we can do it.

If we don’t follow  Gur Mat then we will remain under the control of Maya and remain in suffering.  The person who understands and obtains all of the divine qualities of the Almighty, gets absorbed in Him.  This means we will have to bring inside us all of the divine qualities of Braham to be like Him.  Only then woll He absorb us in Himself.


sathigur thae paaeae veechaaraa ||
sunn sumaadhh suchae ghur baaraa ||
naanuk nirumul naadh subudh dhhun such raamai naam sumaaeidhaa ||17||5||17||


In summary, we can’t achieve salvation without Smaadhi and Sunn Smaadhi, which is a Gur Parsaadi Game and comes to us only in Karam Khand and Sach Khand. We should all therefore try to understand its importance as discussed in the above divine wisdom and pray for getting the eternal blessings of Gur Parsaadi Naam, “Ik Oankaar Satnaam.”

Smaadhi and Sunn Smaadhi will come to us only when we are involved in a Gur Parsaadi Gur Sangat of a Puran Sant Satguru.  This is because He is Amrit Kaa Data, Naam Amrit Kaa Data.  Having His Sangat will bring us close to the Almighty and enable us to break the barriers of Maya, to win over Maya and to achieve Jivan Mukti.  There is no other way to do it.

We should all therefore watch our daily deeds, do Naam Simran, completely surrender ourselves to the Charans of the Guru, then we will one day be blessed with the Gur Parsaad.



Dassan Dass