Jay jug chaaray aarjaa hor dasoonee ho-ay.
Navaa khanda vich jaanee-ai naal chalai sabh ko-ay.
Changa naa-o rakhaa-ay kai jas keerat jag lay-ay.
Jay tis nadar na aava-ee ta vaat na puchhai kay.
Keetaa andar keet kar dosee dos dharay.
Naanak nirgun gun karay gunvanti-aa gun day.
Tayhaa ko-ay na sujh-ee je tis gun ko-ay karay. ||7||
The blessed Satguru incarnate Nanak Patshah Ji, serving the complete Sat (the Eternal Truth, God Himself), bestowing complete Sat to the whole humanity and discoursing on the complete Sat endowed the humanity with deliverances from vices. The true Patshah the blessed Satguru incarnate Nanak Patishah Ji put only complete Sat to practice in life, served only complete Sat and bestowed only complete Sat upon the humanity. The Avatars, the Satgurus , the complete Braham Gyanis , the complete saints, and the complete Khalsa (the pure souls that have obtained the Braham Gyan) become ever-prevailing like Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar (True Transcendent Lord, Creator of the Universe). The blessed Satguru incarnate Nanak Patishah Ji even today continues to serve the humanity through his words recorded in Gurbani. The words of the Avatars, the Satgurus, the true Braham Gyanis, the true saints, and the true Khalsa are also forever recorded at Dargah (the Divine Court) and continue to bestow favours upon the humanity for the times to come. No power can stop what is recorded at Dargah from prevailing upon earth. Whatever is recorded at Dargah becomes a boon of the divine power for the earth. Or it wouldn’t be wrong to say that whatever the words be of the Avatars, the Satgurus, the true Braham Gyanis, the true saints or the true Khalsa are the decrees of Dargah, emanating from Dargah. Like the whole Gurbani has emanated from Dargah. Therefore the Gurbani shall guide the humanity for all times to come. As it is a divine power of the complete Sat, no force can stop it from prevailing in the whole universe. As it is divine command, no supreme force can stop it from prevailing on earth. As this supreme divine Sat is the supreme power of Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar, no other force can prevent it from prevailing on earth.
When Satguru incarnate the blessed Nanak Patishah Ji, while serving the complete Sat and bestowing complete Sat upon the entire mankind looked at the whole Creation, he also paid attention to the Sidhs (pure souls that have attained spiritual heights and powers). The Sidhs were seated at the Sumer Parbat (mountain) having attained the powers of Ridhis and Sidhis (supernatural powers – such powers are attainable at early stages of Bandagi but can result in vanity and may thus hold further spiritual development) and through Yog Sadhna (highly disciplined mastery of Yoga) had prolonged their life-spans. But these Sidhs, because of their indulgence in the powers of Ridhis and Sidhis, had failed to acquire complete Braham Gyan and the way of deliverance. Therefore Satguru Patishah Ji had to visit Sumer Parbat in order to bestow complete Sat upon them and to gain them deliverance. Satguru the true Patshah Ji cast a kind eye upon them, bestowed them with complete Sat, gave them the message of “Ik Onkar Satnaam” and the lessons on deliverance, and thus obtained deliverance for them. This miracle is described in “Sidh Gosht” (conversation with the Sidhs) in Gurbani. This supremely effective event didn’t just take place for deliverance of the Sidhs, but it was a divine miracle for giving complete Sat to the entire humanity. It was to establish the divine truth that acquiring the treasures of Ridhis and Sidhis or prolonging one’s lifetime by Yog Sadhna are not the ways to receive the Nadar (a kind eye, divine grace and blessings) of Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar.
Therefore Satguru incarnate the blessed Nanak Patishah Ji expressed that even if our Arja (life-span) be as long as the four Yugas (each Yuga being hundreds of thousands of years) or even forty Yugas, and even if we acquire all conceivable material treasures, we still cannot receive Gurprasad unless we have the Nadar of Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar upon us. Even if we become famous in Nine Khands (or nine principal regions on earth), or have our renown and repute throughout the world, or the entire mankind recognizes us, we still cannot receive Gurprasad without the Nadar from Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar upon us. We might earn name and fame in the whole world, and we may have support of the humanity with us, but without the Nadar of Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar upon us all of this will remain cursed. Meaning all the riches of the world is nothing but an illusion, as it is Maya. All the worldly ranks and titles are illusionary as these are nothing but the make-believe of Maya. All worldly fame and riches attained is Maya. How can a human being engrossed in Maya (in its Rajo and Tamo aspects), can have the Nadar from Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar? It implies that even the kingdom of the entire Creation is also illusory, and a house of sufferings and sorrows. Even the reign on the entire Creation cannot become the source of divine bliss. The blessed Satguru incarnate Arjun Dev Ji explained this divine essential truth in Sukhmani Bani: “sagal sarisat ko raajaa dukhee-aa.har kaa naam japat ho-ay sukhee-aa” (One who rules the entire world is unhappy; But one who chants the Name of God is happy”). Meaning even the ruler over the whole universe cannot attain Gurprasad and the divine pleasure of Sat Chit Anand (bliss of the true consciousness, eternal happiness) without the Nadar of Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar. Meaning even the reign on the entire universe is full of pains and sufferings. Meaning the divine happiness cannot be attained while living under Maya and it is only with the blessings and the kindness of Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar that one can receive Gurpasad, triumph over Maya, and attain supreme pleasure, Sat Chit Anand.
The life-stories of the greatest of the kings on earth becomes history. But the stories of Avatars, Satgurus, complete Braham Gyanis, complete saints and devotees are written at Dargah, and these stories forever guide the mankind. The greatness of the Avatars, Satgurus, complete Braham Gyanis, complete saints and devotees is an eternal source of Amrit (our essence or the life-element, soul) and benefaction for the mankind. The words of the Avatars, Satgurus, complete Braham Gyanis, complete saints and devotees are Amrit Bachan (divine words) and greatly benefit the entire humanity. The greatness of the Avatars, Satgurus, complete Braham Gyanis, complete saints and devotees is eternal, infinite and is a boon to the entire humanity. The truly powerful grandeur of the Avatars, Satgurus, complete Braham Gyanis, complete saints and devotees is everlasting. By being in the company of the Avatars, Satgurus, complete Braham Gyanis, complete saints and devotees we can acquire Gurprasad. We receive Gurprasad through the favours and blessings of the Avatars, Satgurus, complete Braham Gyanis, complete saints and devotees. We receive Gurprasad under the shelter of the Avatars, Satgurus, complete Braham Gyanis, complete saints and devotees. By dedicating ourselves at the feet of the Avatars, Satgurus, complete Braham Gyanis, complete saints and devotees we can receive Gurprasad, attain complete Bandagi and deliverance. In the company of the Avatars, Satgurus, complete Braham Gyanis, complete saints and devotees Dargah manifests itself and Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar favours us with his benevolence.
If we get to rule the entire universe, we’ll have the pride and ego ruling over us. All worldly ranks and titles only strengthen the abode of ego in our Hirdha’s. All the name and fame that we earn in the world only act in raising the fort of ego in our Hirdha’s. Worldly renown and recognition only establishes the supremacy of ego in our Hirdha’s and takes us away from us the Nadar of Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar. Reigning over the world or enjoying high positions in the world, because of the deeds under the Rajo and Tamo tendencies of Maya, we write our own destinies as per the Vidhan (laws) of Karma. We gain the positions of power or esteem because of our good deeds in past lives. It is also believed that, while in Bandagi if one starts craving for power, due to one’s good deeds through Bandagi one might acquire Raj Bhaag (destiny to be a king or royal) in one’s next life. But if they then misuse their power and authority, they blight their future times in accordance with the Vidhan of Karma and pack their future with sorrows and pains. Those who thus misuse the regal power so benevolently granted by Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar are then sent to wander in the Juni’s (species) of insects. Those who use their royal authority to favour themselves, their families and friends, they thus write and send their misdeeds direct to Chitragupt (the divine record-keeper of one’s good and bad deeds) and thus become a debtor for future. Those who use their power and authority to accept bribes or to illegitimately make wealth and assets are made to suffer the consequences of their sins in their coming ages. No force can save them from the supremely mighty Vidhan of Karma and they must serve the punishment for their wrong doings.
The current age, called Kal Yuga in Gurbani, is the age of “Kood” (“falsehood”). Kood implies Asat Karam (untruthful deeds, deeds against Sat). In the lives of people, Sat has sort of taken wings and flown away. This is why Gurbani says: “Kaljug rath agan ka kood agai rathvahu” (“In Kal Yagu, fire is the chariot and falsehood the charioteer”). The whole mankind is burning day-&-night in flames under the disastrous sway of the Rajo and Tamo aspects of Maya. All deeds performed under the Rajo and Tamo tendencies are counted as Kood Karams in Dargah as per the Vidhan of Karma. To what extent Asat (opposite of Sat) has prevailed upon the holders of political power in Kal Yuga is not hidden from the humanity. The rulers and others that hold political power in their hands do not for a moment hesitate before misusing their authority. This is what made Satguru Patishah Ji say: “Ulti Waad Khet Ko Khaye” (“the fence is eating the field”). Satguru incarnate Nanak Patishah Ji went to the extent of saying that wherever he looks, finds only phantoms and demons: “kalee andhar naanakaa jinnaan dhaa aouthaar. puth jinooraa dhheea jinnooree joroo jinnaa dhaa sikadhaar” (Nanak, in the age of Kal, the demons have been born. The son is a demon, the daughter is a demon, and the wife is the leader of the demons”). If the kings act like hyenas, what will befall the subjects? This is why Kal Yuga is called “rath agan ka” (“chariot of fire”). Watching the deeds of the rulers, one shivers to one’s core. The Hirdha feels pity watching the Kood pervading the world. To see the humanity burn itself in the fire of Kood, the Hirdha goes into a deep detachment. This is why Satguru incarnate Nanak Patishah Ji had to pray for the wellbeing of all humanity: “Jagath Jalandha Rakh Lai Apanee Kirapa Dhhar” (“the world is going up in flames, being merciful kindly save it”). Those who do such Kood Karams must then wander in Juni’s (low-life species). Wasting their human lives, they go back to wandering in the 84 hundred thousand Juni’s for an incalculable time. This is why Gurbani says: “ka-ee janam bha-ay keet patangaa. ka-ee janam gaj meen kurangaa.” (“In many lifetimes one is a worm or an insect. For many lifetimes one is an elephant, fish or a horse”). Those rulers and kings who misuse the power granted to them by Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar and commit serious offences, and do crimes instead of working for the welfare of the mankind are looked upon as less-than-insects at Dargah, and are sent to the insect Juni’s as per the divine Vidhan.
Similarly, according to the Vidhan of Karma, those who do not give Dasvandh (10% of the earnings for charity) out of their “Dasan Nahuwan Di kama-ee” (earnings of the ten nails of the hand, i.e., hard-earned money), that is, do not do any charitable deeds, live life of poverty in coming times. Those who are wealthy and live a life of riches but do not do any charity from the bounty received from the Divine Giver (God), spend their next lives in utter poverty. Those who have wealth and riches, and also give away generously in charity receive multiples of their wealth in their next lives. Similarly those who eagerly participate in philanthropic deeds and serve disinterestedly (without desire for reward) attain Bandagi in their next life and rightfully lead a life of great benefactions to humanity. Great benefactions mean bestowal of Gurprasad, and unifying the humanity with Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar. Great benefactions imply taking in the poison of the pains and sufferings of humanity, and giving them nectar. Great benefactions mean taking on one’s own head the burden of the other’s misdeeds in current and past lives, and putting them on the path to Naam Simran and deliverance. There is no higher service than that of the Maha Parupkaar (benefactions) to humanity.
Satguru incarnate the blessed Nanak Patishah Ji with extreme kindness describes to the whole humanity the greatness of the Nadar of Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar. Those who carry out the deeds of Sat have Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar’s Nadar upon them. Nadar means attainment of Gurprasad. Nadar implies attaining the reward of Naam, Naam Simran, practice of Naam, complete Bandagi and the opportunity to serve. Bandagi begins with the gain of Gurprasad. The Surat (mind) is absorbed in Simran. The Surat is attracted to Shabad (the divine words, divine message, Satnaam) and Surat and Shabad are unified. All Bajjar Kapats are opened. The seven Sat Sarovars (the seven sources of Amrit, or of the spiritual energy inside the human body) are awakened. Bandagi attains the stage of Karam Khand (the stage of receiving divine benignity or grace). Bandagi’s account is opened in the Dargah. We are rewarded with Samadhi and Sunn Samadhi. We have the manifestation of Param Jyot (the divine light, soul, God Himself) Puran Prakash (the supreme light, His aura, aura around the enlightened ones) in our Hirdha. The Hirdha becomes eternal and infinite. Our vices leave us. The Hirdha abounds with divine virtues. The Five Dhoots (lust, anger, greed, attachments and pride) are subjugated. The desires are extinguished and the Hirdha attains true contentedness. The Hirdha attains the state of true Sachyar (Absolute Truth – as God Himself). The Hirdha attains Sunn (complete, utter peace and calmness) and we glimpse Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar. Our Bandagi is acknowledged in Sach Khand (the realm of Truth). The true Braham Gyan and the true Tat Gyan reveal themselves. We attain the Param Padvi (the highest spiritual status).
Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar Himself is the treasure-house of all virtues. Therefore Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar has been called as “Guni Nidhan” (“the treasure of virtues”) in Gurbani. It means that Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar is the source and the possessor of all these treasures. These virtues are the divine and supreme powers of Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar. The divine virtues essentially mean the supremely powerful qualities such as trust, faith, love, humility, modesty, compassion, fearlessness, amiability, benefaction, the deeds of Sat, following the path of Dharam (the divine, seeking union with God), contentedness, forbearance etc. By giving us birth as a human being Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar has placed the treasure of all these virtues inside us. It means that we have present within us the capabilities of all these divine qualities. Even the supremely potent wealth of Naam is kept within us: “Nanak Amrit manai maahi paaeeai gur parsaadi” (Nanak, Amrit of Naam is within the mind, and can be obtained through Gurprasad”). But these divinely powerful riches are achived through Gurprasad, or the Nadar of Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar. One who truly understands this true divine elemental fact follows the course of Sato tendencies and begins focussing on doing Sat Karams (the deeds of Sat). One then puts these divine virtues to exercise in one’s life and begins renouncing one’s vices. When one’s Sat Karams outweigh the other deeds, he becomes a recipient of Gurprasad. Those who serve and take care of this Gurprasad accomplish their Bandagi and receive honour at Dargah. A number of Jigyasoo’s are able to acquire Gurprasad this way, but a rare one truly serves and looks after this Gurprasad. This is why there are so few saintly persons in this world. Therefore one who receives this Gurprasad is indeed fortunate. These privileged persons need to put all their hearts and minds into serving and caring for this Gurprasad, and dedicate themselves completely to the Guru (God) with complete trust, faith and love. Therefore we pray humbly to all humanity to try and receive Gurprasad, and once acquired, truly serve and look after it. Only by serving and caring for this Gurprasad we can make our lives meaningful, else we will waste this priceless human life.