When we say Sukhmani we mean achieving:-
· Puran Awastha – state of perfection,
· Atal Awastha – unshakable state,
· Param Padvi – supreme status,
· Puran Braham Gyan – perfect divine wisdom,
· Puran Tat Gyan – highest supreme wisdom,
· Atam Rus Amrit – enjoyment of the highest Amrit,
· Param Jyot Puran Parkash – pure Divine Light,
· “Trihu gun tey parey” – going beyond Maya,
· becoming one and merging with Nirgun Saroop – Divine Light, of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji – Supreme God.
This is the real divine meaning of Sukhmani and when achieved makes you Sukhmani.
The soul that attains Sukhmani becomes a Puran Sant, a Puran Braham Gyani, a Satgur, a Puran Khalsa and an AmritDhari. He becomes a source of all of the eternal treasures. Such a soul becomes a source of GurParsaad – eternal blessings, for others. Sukhmani, therefore, is the highest spiritual stage of Bandgi and in fact is Puran Bandgi. Bandgi becomes Puran when Maya is conquered. Sukhmani is a continuous and never ending Sehaj Samadhi – the state of merger with God. This spiritual state of the highest order can only be achieved, experienced and realized, but cannot be explained.
The real Divinity is in becoming Sukhmani by doing what Sukhmani is telling us to do and not just in reading Sukhmani every day and even multiple times a day. Only those great souls who do what Sukhmani says become Sukhmani – become Divine.
When the Infinite Divine Power takes over us, then we are blessed with divine understanding of how the entire creation was created and also how the Infinite Divine Power of the Creator operates it. This divine wisdom springs up from within our self. We become the source of this divine wisdom. This divine wisdom doesn’t come by reading GurBani or any religious writings, or following any outside rituals. Doing Gurbani is the key to spiritual success. Gurbani is the GurMat – divine wisdom, and only by following the GurMat in your daily life will spiritual success come to you. However, this book will help to motivate you to dedicate yourself to the Gur and Guru and to focus on Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. These will lead you on your path to this Infinite Divine wisdom.
Whatever we have tried to explain in this book, is whatever GurBani says, plus whatever we have actually physically experienced with all of our divine senses. For us there is nothing known as “our understanding.” In fact, it is not appropriate to use the word “understanding” as this is Haumai. It is only the GurParsaad, that makes these things happen.
Braham Gyan cannot be understood or accepted easily when we are under the influence of ego. Whilst we are in ego we look for logic, but there is no logic on this path of Divinity. There is only complete trust that whatever the Guru says are Sat Bachans. These Sat Bachans can be practiced and earned and converted into our divine wisdom only with the GurParsaad.
Every Shabad is a Hukam – divine command, and by following the Hukam we become truly wiser by gaining divine wisdom. This divine wisdom has to be earned by applying the divine knowledge we read to our life and not just gathered by accepting or understanding under the influence of logic. Accepting and understanding divine writings only leads to intellectual ego. Because, it is the ego that has applied logic and decided what it understands and hence, what it accepts or not. Logic is all part of Maya, but the GurParsaad is beyond Maya and logic. The GurParsaad is the Infinite Divine Power.
We fail miserably when we start applying acceptance criteria and logic to what the Guru says. Where there is infinite unconditional love, where there is infinite trust, where there is infinite devotion for the Guru there is no logic. The ones who are deprived of these infinite divine powers of unconditional love, trust and devotion remain drenched in the scum of Maya.
Divine wisdom doesn’t come by reading books including this one. Nor does divine wisdom come just by reading or listening to GurBani. Braham Gyan is a GurParsaad and comes only after winning over Maya completely. Tat Gyan comes only after winning over Maya and winning over Maya is a GurParsaad. So there should be no attempt to find logic in the Braham Gyan. Just bring your full trust and devotion into what you read in this book. Then start putting it into practice and begin earning and experiencing the divine wisdom within yourself. Doing Gurbani will pave your way to the Sach Khand and not just reading it.
The bottom line is do what Gurbani says and become Gurbani. Do what Sukhmani says and become Sukhmani.