The word “Amrit” has been in the past and also at the present time being grossly misunderstood and misinterpreted by the masses around the Globe. When we say in the past, we refer to the period after Dhan Dhan Shree Guru Gobind Singh Ji and His Five Complete Khalsas – Panj Puran Khalsas (commonly known as Panj Pyare by today’s masses, but they were Puran Khalsas, they were Puran Sant Satgurus, Sada Suhagans, Puran Braham Gyanis). With the passage of time this distortion of the real divine meaning of the word “Amrit” has taken place among the masses.
There is an utmost necessity at the present time for the masses to understand the True Eternal Meaning, the True Divine Meaning as presented in the Sach Khandi Dhurki Gurbani (God’s Primal words from the Realm of Truth) by Dhan Dhan Guru Patshahians (All Gurus) and Dhan Dhan Sants and Bhagats Sant Satgurus, Puran Braham Gyanis, whose Bani is included in Dhan Dhan Shree Guru Granth Sahib Ji – Puran Braham Gyan Saroop of Paar Braham Parmesar.
This word “Amrit” is the most important thing in the entire Eternal Spiritual world, It is the main focus of the entire divinity and spirituality. It is the Origin – Beej Mantra, Mool Mantra or Maha Mantra, Origin of the entire universe, and even more important to know the significance of this Eternal “Amrit” is that it is Gur Parsaad.
It is the main central point of the entire Gurbani, the entire Gurbani is the praise of this word “Amrit. It is the “only” and we repeat “only” way to reach Almighty, and that is what makes the understanding of this Highest Divine Entity of utmost importance for the masses. The next thing to understand for the masses is what exactly this “Amrit” is, the answer is very simple and has been repeatedly explained in the Gurbani, this is the Naam Amrit
Sukhmani: Peace of Mind (is obtained from) the Amrit Name of God.
Which means that the highest level of eternal comfort and eternal enjoyment is the Naam of Akal Purakh, and It resides in the Hirda and Surat – Mind of the Bhagat Jans.
This Naam is defined in the Mool Mantra. It is the very first and most important verse on the opening page of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. It tells us that the seed of Naam is
Ik Oankaar Satnaam
One God whose name is “Truth”.
This is the Naam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar. The rest of the Mool Mantra further defines the seed “Ik Oankaar Satnaam” – The One God whose Name is “Truth” as being:
Karta Purakh, Nirbhao, Nirvair, Akaal Murat, Ajunie, Saibhung
Creator Being, Fearless, Hate-free, Fear-free, Immortal Image, Unborn and Self-Illumined.
And the final word of Mool Mantra means all this is
Gur Prasad ||
That the “Ik Oankaar Satnaam” (The One God whose Name is “Truth”) , can only be realised if He Himself gives His Eternal blessings through the Guru.
“Ik Oankaar Satnaam” (The One God whose Name is “Truth”) is what the title of Jap Ji is telling us to meditate upon, to “Jap” upon.
Chant And Meditate:
And in the first verse we are told that “Ik Oankaar Satnaam” (The One God whose Name is “Truth”) is the only One who is
aadh sach jugaadh sach ||
hai bhee sach naanak hosee bhee sach ||1||
The Primal “Truth”,
the “Truth” when the Ages began,
the “Truth” right now,
Nanak: will remain the “Truth” in future.
This all means that “Ik Oankaar Satnaam” (The One God whose Name is “Truth”) is the “Naam Amrit”, the only Amrit. Because it is Braham (Supreme God) Himself who is that Amrit. Amrit means the One who :-
- never dies,
- is the only Doer,
- is the only Creator,
- is Fearless,
- is without animosity,
- is single vision, Ik Drisht,
- is self supported is unique,
- is never born,
- was there in the all the past ages,
- is here right now
- will remain here in all Ages to come.
The One God whose name is “Truth” (Ik Oankaar Satnaam) is what we are being told to meditate upon (Jap) in Jap Ji’s first verse by Dhan Dhan Satguru Shree Guru Nanak Dev Ji. This is what Gurbani is telling us to meditate on:
I bow before the Guru (Guru Nanak Dev)
who recited the name “Truth” – SAT NAAM – mantra (for the world).
Bhai Gurdas Var 1
Chant, O my mind, the Name “Truth” – SAT NAAM –
forever and always “SAT NAAM”.
(From the saint’s ) tongue came the praise Names to describe You.
But the Name “Truth” – SAT NAAM – is Your perfect, original Name (chosen by Yourself).
SGGS – 1082
All other Names of Akal Purakh are praise names (Kirtam Naams) given by the devotees to God. But, “Ik Oankaar Satnaam” is the Eternally Blessed (gur prasadee) original name (pura purbla) that God chose for Himself at the beginning of Creation. It is the Gur Parsaadee Naam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar.
The majority nowadays think that the Naam is the word “Vaahiguroo”. This is not true. The word “Vaahiguroo” is the PRAISE of
- the Guru,
- Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar,
- Akal Purakh.
Whereas “Ik Oankaar Satnaam” is the actual Gur Parsaadee Naam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar. And that is what doesn’t die or is never born, so by virtue of this divine quality it is the “Amrit”.
The next very important point to understand is who is authorized to give this Eternal Treasure of the Amrit Naam :“Ik Oankaar Satnaam Amrit”
This question has been answered very clearly by the Guru Patshahians. There are only two ways to get this Gur Parsaad:
- The first one is that you can be directly Eternally Blessed with this Gur Parsaad by Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar, as was Guru Nanak Patshah Ji, which happens very very rarely.
- The second method is what was used by Guru Nanak Patshah Ji when He gave this Gur Parsaad to Bhai Lehna Ji and made Him Guru Angad Dev.
This second method of delivering the Gur Parsaad continued up to Guru Gobind Singh Ji and there after when Dhasam Patshah gave this Gur Parsaad to His Panj Puran Khalsas. This has been very clearly defined in Gurbani:
The Naam is a Priceless Jewel; it is with the Perfect True Guru.
The True Guru gives His Sikh the wealth of the Naam.
The Amrit of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is within the True Guru.
and there are many more such verses of divine wisdom – Gurmat – Braham Gyan of Dhan Dhan Shree Guru Granth Sahib Ji – Gyan Saroop of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar, that tell us that the real “Amrit Ka Daata” is a Puran Sant Satguru, a Puran Braham Gyani, a Puran Khalsa, who has merged and become one with the Infinite Part – Nirgun Saroop of Braham, who is a Param Padvi, who is a Pargatyeo Jyot; who is a Braham Roop, who is a Nirankaar Roop-
O Nanak, the God-conscious being is Himself the Supreme Lord God. ||6||
Nothing less than that can give this Gur Parsaad to the Gur Sangat.
After a soul is eternally blessed with the Gur Parsaadee Naam Amrit then at that point the soul starts the real journey on the spiritual ladder, and when the soul concentrates on the Naam Simran in Surat – mind, then a stage comes when the next “Amrit”, which is the “Ek Boond Amrit” – (One Drop Amrit),
The Guru has blessed me with the one drop of Amrit (Ek Boond Amrit),
and so I have become stable, unmoving and immortal – I shall not die.
This is activated by Gur Parsaadee Naam Amrit when it goes in to the Trikuti area of the forehead. At this point when the “Ek Boond Amrit” is achieved, the Naam Amrit goes in to the Surat – mind, and the soul is blessed in to the Smadhee (deep trance like meditation), this is where total merger of the mind with the word occurs (Liv Lagee)
I am lovingly centered on the One Lord forever (Liv Lagee).
I enshrine the Lord’s Name within my mind. ||4||
The mind becomes peaceful as soon as one goes in to Smadhee. At this stage whenever we sit down and start Naam Simran, normally with in a short period of time (usually a few minutes) we go in to the Smadhee. When we practice this for a longer time, such as for several hours at a time, we go in to deep meditation which is called Sunn Smadhee (very deep merger with the Primal Lord). This is a complete silence of mind. Such a stage is a very good spiritual stage :
The “Consciousness In Deep Sunn Smadhee”,
the “Supreme Being”,
the “Lord of the three worlds” –
these are Your Names, Lord.
Such a stage comes when a soul is blessed in Karam Khand, which is just one step below Sach Khand, and this is where the real Bhagtee (loving devotional worship) starts. It is now that the Bhagtee Account is opened in the Dargah (court) of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar (God). This is when the real divine Tirath (Pilgrimage) of our soul starts and we start to gather the eternal treasure of Naam in our Bhagtee Account.
When we practice Naam Simran in Smadhee and Sunn Smadhee for long hours then the Naam goes in to an auto pilot mode which is called – Ajapaa Jaap. This happens in the following stages :
- Firstly into the Surat (mind) ,
- then it goes into the Hirda (heart centre) ,
- then into the Nabhi (navel centre),
- then into the Kundalini (base of spine) area,
- then it travels up the energy channel along the spine (ida, sushmana and pingala)
- then it hits the brain where it opens the Dassam Duaar (tenth gate) and the Trikuti (third eye).
This forms the real Mala of Naam inside our body.
Now we go through all kinds of spiritual experiences, including Darshan (sacred visions) of Sants, Bhagats, Guru Sahibans, Parkash (Divine Light), and so on. It is the stage when we physically feel “Amrit” (Divine Energy) trickling down in all inside our body. We hear the divine music all the time in the Dassam Duaar (tenth gate), which are called Anhad Naad Dhunis.
This is the stage when the Five thieves, Hopes, Desires, Wishes and the Maya comes under the control of the Bhagat. Then the Naam Amrit goes into every bit of our body, which we call as:
The Gurmukh meditates on the Lord with every hair (every bit) of his body.
The soul is instituted in the Sach Khand. It becomes
- completely truthful – Puran Sachyari Rehat,
- free from duality
- “Ik Drisht” (single vision – sees God in all)
- Nirvair (Hate-free) and Nirbhao (Fear-free),
- able to break the loop of Infinity which is the loop of Maya and re-incarnation
- merged with the infinite Paar Braham, the part of God that is Nirgun Saroop, Param Jyot Puran Parkash (Divine Light)
- a Jivan Mukt (liberated while alive),
- a Puran Sant (Complete Saint),
- a Puran Braham Gyani (Complete Knower Of God)
- a Puran Khalsa (Completely Pure)
- a True Eternal “Amrit-Dharee” (saturated in divine amrit)
- a True Eternal “Amrit Ka Data” (Giver of Divine Amrit)
Any soul less then this status never was, is not and never will be qualified to give Gur Parsaad (Eternally Blessed) divine “Amrit” to anybody.
The highest “Amrit” which is called the “Atam Rus” (Soul Bliss) is available only to such souls who
- become one with Akal Purakh,
- merge in the Infinite Part of the Paar Braham,
- become Braham Roop,
- win over Five thieves, Hopes, Desires Wishes and Maya,
- are served by Maya
These eternal spiritual entities are called a Puran Sant Satguru, a Puran Braham Gyani, a Puran Khalsa, Amrit-Ka-Daataa:
The God-conscious being enjoys the spiritual bliss (rus) of the soul (atam).
This is the purest and highest form of the “Amrit” and there remains no Naam at this stage. Only Param Jyot Puran Parkash (Divine Light) remains. Only Sargun Saroop of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar remains. There remains no difference between the Almighty and such a soul at that level of spirituality. That is why Gurbani says:
O Nanak, there is no difference between the Holy people and God. ||8||7||
That is what Dhan Dhan Guru Gobind Singh says too, that at pure Light level there is No NAME of God either, just pure silence:
I bow to the One who has No Name.
In the end let us spend a few minutes in conducting a self analysis in light of this Gur Parsaadee (Eternally blessed by God and Guru) writing, Is there any darkness in us that we can see i light of this divine wisdom and in light of these priceless jewels and diamonds of the Braham Gyan given to us by our Great Guru Patshahians?
This is what they did and this is what they disseminated in their life time. This is what they told us to do and make our life sublime by complete realization of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar; and this what was their dream of –
Every home (human heart) has become a place of dharma
where God’s music is continuously heard (inner divine anhad vajay) .
Bhai Gurdas Vaar 1
Let us ask these questions to ourselves :–
- Are we following the footsteps of our Gurus in the real sense or we are just trapped in illusions, doubts, and Munmat?
- Are we working towards the achievement of the real goal of our life, which is Jivan Mukti?
- Do we have a Gur Parsaad, a Gur Parsaadee Naam Amrit?
- Have we surrendered completely to the Gur and Guru?
Once we ask and answer these questions truthfully, we will be able to gain a fair judgment about ourselves. Once we know where we stand and we realize our shortcomings then we will be able to find a way to improve ourselves.
This Gur Parsaadee writing has been written under Puran Hukam and with the Gur Parsaadee Gur Kirpa of Agam Agochar Shree Paar Braham Sahib Ji and Dhan Dhan Sant Baba Ji, a Puran Sant Satguru, a Puran Braham Gyani, Amrit Ka Daataa.
We are very very thankful to all the Guru Patshahians, all the Sants and Bhagats, all the Braham Gyanis of all ages in the past and who are currently living on this earth for their kindness and for their Atut Kamai (unlimited efforts) to make this world a livable place.
Lowest of the low
Dassan Das (Slave Of God’s Slaves)