Suni-ai eesar barmaa ind.
Suni-ai mukh saalaahan mand.
Suni-ai jog jugat tan bhayd.
Suni-ai saasat simrit vayd.
Naanak bhagtaa sadaa vigaas.
Suni-ai dookh paap kaa naas. ||9||
The blessed Satguru (Truth Guru) incarnate the true Nirankar Roop (the Formless One, i.e. God in human form) Nanak Patshah Ji benevolently continues to bestow upon humanity Puran Braham Gyan (entire divine wisdom) about greatness of the supremely powerful state of the word “Suni-ai” (“listening”). Those who reach the divinely powerful state of “Suni-ai” receive Gurprasad (Eternal Bliss and the Eternal Grace) and are unified with Naam (the Name – representing God and all His Creation), have Naam merged into their Surat (mind), have Naam blended with their Hirdha’s (literally meaning heart, Hirdha actually denotes the Anhat Chakra located near the heart, which is one of the seven Sat Sarovars, and thus is more a part of one’s spiritual being than of the physical body), have all their seven Sat Sarovars (the seven sources of Amrit, or of the spiritual energy inside the human body) awakened, have their Kundalini Shakti (divine energy said to reside at the base of the spine, spreading into the entire body through the three energy-channels of Ida, Pingla and Sushmana, and making the corrections and purification throughout the body) awakened and have all their Bajjar Kapats (the divine doors – besides the Dasam Duaar – the tenth door, or the Crown Chakra, there are nine others at various places in the human body) opened. Carrying on with the Simran of Naam (meditation) in Samadhi (deep trance-like stage, where there is no thought, nothing except pure consciousness) and in Sunn Samadhi (silent, deep meditation – a state free of thoughts, even free from the effects of time and space) and practising Naam in their daily lives they attain very high states of spirituality. They attain the same divine heights as were attained by Isar (Shiva – the divine power of destruction), Brahma (the divine power of creation) and Indra (the king of gods). Meaning they receive the same honours as were received by Isar, Brahma and Indra. Meaning they acquire the same powers as were acquired by Isar, Brahma and Indra.
Here it is divinely important for the Jigyasoo’s (the curious, the seeker of divine truth) to understand this completely true fact that the gods and goddesses do not inspire one to perform Bandagi of Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar (True Transcendent Lord, Creator of the Universe), but instead persuade one to worship them, and those who then get entrapped in their worship may sometimes attain a few powers but fail to attain Jeevan Mukti (deliverance from the cycle of life & death, salvation) because these gods and goddesses have neither attained Mukti for themselves nor have the capacity to grant it to the Jigyasoo’s. These gods and goddesses themselves are in a quest to achieve human births so that they can accomplish their Bandagi and be delivered. Only a Puran Sant (a perfect saintly person), a Puran Braham Gyani (one who possesses Puran Braham Gyan) or a Satguru (Truth Guru) can grant deliverance. The gods and goddesses are not ordained to provide Gurpasad (Eternal Bliss and Eternal Grace). Therefore Gurmat (Guru’s guidance or God’s guidance) forbids one to worship these gods and goddesses and prescribes only the Vidhan (constitution, set of laws) of Bandagi (submission before God) of Akal Purakh and those who attain the Gurprasad of Bandagi towards Akal Purakh (the Timeless Being, the Immortal Being, God) are able to easily get Darshan (glimpse with inner eyes) of the gods and goddesses. However the Jigyasoo’s must exercise caution with their Bandagi, and should be wary of bowing before such gods and goddesses.
A number of Jigyasoo’s while immersed in Naam begin to get Darshans of these gods and goddesses and sometimes these gods and goddesses bestow their powers upon those in Simran. A number of Jigyasoo’s when in Naam Simran have the gods & goddesses and saints, devotees, Braham Gyanis and great beings come and sit beside them. A number of Jigyasoo’s when in Naam Simran and in Sunn Samadhi get Darshans of these souls because of the power of their Bandagi. A number of Jigyasoo’s in Naam Simran and in Sunn Samadhi get Darshans of the Guru Patshahs (the ten Satguru Sahibs), and are blessed by these Guru Patshahs. A number of Jigyasoo’s in Naam Simran and in Sunn Samadhi get Drashans of Param Jyot (the divine light, soul, God Himself) and Prakash (the divine light – the Nirgun Saroop or the infinite divine power that is beyond the three attributes of Maya). A number of Jigyasoo’s in Naam Simran and in Sunn Samadhi get Darshans of the divine spectacles such as the lakes of nectar, the streams and lakes of milk, Mansarovar (a lake situated at Himalayan peaks, also representing the eternal source of divine powers, the source of all life, Akal Purakh Himself) etc. A number of Jigyasoo’s in Naam Simran and in Sunn Samadhi begin to realize the events from their past lives.
The fact is, those Gursikhs (the disciples of the Guru, God) who experience the state of “Suni-ai” find it nearly impossible to describe this divinely powerful state. But the complelty true essential fact to remember and hold fast in the hirdha is that those in Bandagi need not entangle in these powers and concentrate only on their Bairag (renunciation, being absorbed in Naam), concentrate on Simran, and not seek fulfilment of any desires. On manifestations of these powers, one should bow with humility and pray that one doesn’t desire anything, and that all one seeks is Naam, Bandagi and opportunity to do Seva (humble and selfless service to others). Those who get involved with these powers have their Bandagi restrained from further progress, and they remain devoid of Jeevan Mukti. It is in the nature of these gods and goddesses to induce one to serve them. This is why they are stuck in the fourth Khand (Karam Khand or the stage of receiving divine benignity or grace; there are five Khands or the spiritual realms as per Gurbani and the other four Khnads are: the Dharam Khand or the stage of seeking divine union, the Gyan Khand or the stage of seeking divine knowledge, the Saram Khand or the stage of making efforts towards spirituality,Karam Khand and the Sach Khand, or the realm of ultimate, absolute truth) and fail to achieve Jeevan Mukti.
The other divinely important true fact to keep firmly in mind for those in Simran is that when they get Darshans of saints, devotees, Braham Gyanis, great & holy beings and Satguru Patshahs, they should greet them with Dandaut Bandhana (prostrating before them) and by touching their feet. Those in Bandagi become the dust of the feet of the Creation. Those in Bandagi pray to Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar to make them dirt at the feet of all the Kot Brahamands (countless worlds). Therefore one needs to bow before every creation, to do Dandaut Bandhana before every creation, and be “Sagal Ki Reena” (“dust of all creature”, extremely humble) before one can receive Atam Ras Amrit (the highest form or the essence of Amrit, eternal bliss) and receive the boon of Puran Braham Gyan. Only a Hirdha wrapped in humility finds acceptance at Dargah (the Divine Court). Only one with a Hirdha constantly wrapped in humility understands the Hukam (the divine Order). Many in Bandagi on being blessed by Akal Purakh assume that they have now the mastery of all powers and thus become victim of this subtle pride which makes them lose all that they had earned. Not to be vain of having attained the glimpse of Akal Purakh and of all his blessings upon us, but to accept them as Gurprasad, to wrap one’s Hirdha in humility and to serve the humanity ensures that one shall forever enjoy Chad Di Kalaa (Eternal Bliss).
Even those spending their whole lives in misdeeds, robbers, thieves, dacoits and murderers change once soaked in the greatness of Naam; and become Sadhus (one with great spiritual attainments, one blessed by God to offer Gurshabad to others) and saints. There are two kinds of people who are dynamic in this world: robbers, thieves, dacoits, murderers and the wrongdoers, or the saints and the great beings. Meaning these two kinds always have dynamism in their lives. The robbers, thieves, dacoits, murderers and wrongdoers are always dynamic. The robbers, thieves, dacoits, murderers and wrongdoers are always dynamically ahead to cause hurt and grief to mankind. The saints and the great beings are always dynamic in their Bandagi and in Parupkars (selfless acts for benefaction of humanity) and Maha Parupkar (guiding the mankind on the path of Bhagati and Jeevan Mukti), and are day and night absorbed in removing the pains and sufferings from this world and in drinking the poison of the bad deeds of humanity and bestowing nectar in return.
Apart from these two kinds, the rest have about as much dynamism in their lives as the still water. Their lives revolve around their daily routines, and this is how they spend their entire lives. As the still water becomes dirty, begins to stink, and is unfit for any use, in the same way the lives of these people become tasteless and pleasure-less. Such people remain stuck in their domestic lives and do not make any significant contribution towards benefaction of the humanity or the society. In this way, these people succeed is in wasting their lives. A number of people receive the grace of Gurprasad, but very few of them practise Naam and turn their lives into successes.
The robbers, thieves, bandits, murderers and wrongdoers have a distinct quality. This quality is that, treading the path of wrong, if they get fortunate and have an encounter with a saint, they take no time in turning away from the wrong path. When they thus make a turn with the blessings of a saint, they adopt to the path of spirituality with as much aggression as they had when on the path of wrongdoing. When this happens, their change of hirdha is swift and with their Bandagi they are soon absolved of all their sins. There are several instances in the history of Creation that prove this entirely supreme elemental fact. Sajjan Thug becoming a saint, Ajamal Papi becoming a saint, Ganaka Papan gaining salvation, Balmiki becoming a saint, Koda Rakshas turning into a Sadhu, Sadhna Kasaai getting liberated etc. are all historic evidences confirming this wholly divine essential truth. This is the beauty of the magnificence of “Suni-ai” that delivers even the robbers, thieves, dacoits, murderers and the wrongdoers.
Jog (asceticism, renunciation) means becoming one with Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar. Jog means to be assimilated in the Nirgun Saroop of Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar. Jog means becoming totally merged with Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar. Jog implies Nirgun and Sargun (Nirgun – the infinite divine power that is beyond the three attributes of Maya, and Sargun – the infinite divine power to sustain each individual bit of Creation) becoming one (Nirgun Sargun becoming one describes the state where one realizes that all physical creations are part of Sargun, but are created and run by Nirgun – this realization is the Puran Braham Gyan and Puran Tat Gyan). Jog implies achieving Darshans of the Sargun – Nirgun (having darshans of Sat Paarbrahm Pita Parmeshar in one’s own body). Jog implies awakening of all seven Sat Sarovars, and opening of Bajjar Kapats. Jog implies each cell of our body doing Simran, and each cell of our body becoming the embodiment of Sat. Jog means triumphing over Maya and our Hirdha attaining the state of Puran Sachyar (Absolute Truth – as God Himself). Jog means renouncing Trishna (worldly desires) and the Panj Dhoots (the five thieves – lust, anger, greed, attachments and pride) and achieving victory over our minds. Jog means getting Darshan of Akal Purakh and being immersed in Him. Jog means being Braham Leen (immersed in the infinite, eternal divine). Jog means attainment of Puran Braham Gyan (divine wisdom) and the Puran Tat Gyan (the entire divine knowledge, understanding of the divine ways). Jog means obtaining Atam Ras Amrit. Jog means the Hirdha filled with eternal, divine virtues. Jog means one’s Hirdha becoming infinite. Jog means reaching the limitless depths of the Mansarovar (the eternal source of divine powers, the source of all life, Akal Purakh Himself). Jog means being submerged in the depths of the Gursagar (Mansarovar). The last word is that the glory of Jog cannot be described in words. One can only sense the greatness of Jog, that too partially, as the greatness of Jog is infinite. Those who attain the supremely powerful state of “Suni-ai” have Gurkirpa (grace of Guru, grace of God) upon them because of which they begin to understand the greatness of Jog.
Jugat (technique) means the way to practise Jog. Jugat means the secret by which one may be able to put Jog to practice in one’s life. Jugat means what should a human being do by which Jog can be put into practice. Jugat means finding the path to Jog. Jugat means finding the path to Sach Khand (the realm of Truth). Jugat means finding the way to recieve Bandagi. Jog means finding the way to Naam, Naam Simran, practice of Naam, Puran Bandagi (complete surrender before God) and service in Parupkars and Maha Parupkar. Jugat means finding way to have Naam permeate Surat, Hirdha and every cell of the body. Jugat means the way to awaken the seven Sat Sarovars. Jugat means the way to open one’s Bajjar Kapats. Jugat means the way to obtain the Puran Braham Gyan. Jugat means the way to reveal the Puran Tat Gyan. Jugat means the way to make one’s Hirdha a Sant Hirdha (saintly-hearted). Jugat means the way to fill one’s Hirdha with all the divine virtues. Jugat means the way to lead one’s Hirdha towards eternity and immensity. Jugat means the way to lead one’s Hirdha into the state of Puran Sachyar. Jugat means the way to triumph over Maya, eradicate one’s mind and attain the state of Param Jyot Puran Prakash (the radiance of the divine light, His aura, God Himself). Jugat means the way to defeat Maya, reach beyond the Trigun Maya (Sato, Rajo and Tamo) and get Darshan of Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar. Jugat means the way to become one with Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar. Jugat means the way to Jeevan Mukti.
Those who attain the supremely powerful state of “Suni-ai” learn the secret to the Jugat of practising Jog. All the secrets mentioned above are part of the all powerful Gurmat and are capable of changing one’s life. This Gurprasad can be realized with the blessing of a Puran Braham Gyani. This is why Gurbani mentions the truth that: “braham giaanee mukath jugath jeea kaa daataa” (“A Braham Gyani can bestow upon a being the means to deliverance”). Those who achieve this Gurprasad and perform Bandagi practise Naam and accomplish Bandagi and become one with the Akal Purakh. While in Bandagi when one’s Bajjar Kapats are opened and all seven Sat Sarovars are lit up, one realises the secrets of Tan (the physical body). What are the secrets of Tan? What divine powers reside within one’s physical body? How the five mutually-antagonist elements of the human body (the human body is created of five elements: air, water, fire, earth and sky that are impossible to mix together in the physical domain, and are mutually against each other because of their physical properties) are made to join together by the Hukam of Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar that makes it a suitable place for the manifestation of Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar? How the subtle powers of Ida, Pingla & Sushmana (the three energy-channels passing through the spinal column – Ida channels the negative charge, Pingla the positive charge and Sushmana the neutral charge) are awakened and how one attains Samadhi and Sunn Samadhi? What are the mysteries of the construction of the human body, the awakening of the divine powers of the seven Sat Sarovars? How Naam permeates Surat, Hirdha and every cell of the body and fills the entire body with Amrit? How the Hirdha of a person rids itself of Trishna and Panj Dhoots and enters the state of Puran Sachyar? What is the secret of the opening of the Dasam Duaar and of the incessant sounding of Anhat Naad (the divine music); Or of the Param Jyot Puran Prakash revealing in one’s Hirdha; Or of Darshan of Akal Purakh and of receiving Puran Braham Gyan; Or of receiving Puran Tat Gyan? All these are the divine powers hidden within the human body, and the secrets of the Tan, which are revealed to a person who attains the supremely powerful state of “Suni-ai”.
Puran Braham Gyan is not realized by reading or by listening to Gurbani. Study of all religious texts and tomes in the world will get us knowledge, but not Puran Braham Gyan or Puran Tat Gyan. Knowledge inflates one’s ego, and Puran Braham Gyan fills one’s Hirdha with extreme modesty and humility, and wraps it in simplicity. Puran Braham Gyan and Puran Tat Gyan can only be acquired through Puran Bandagi. Bandagi is accomplished when it is recognized and accepted at Dargah, and all five sensory organs and all five action organs are all subjected under Hukam. This takes place when one glimpses Akal Purakh and receives his boundless Gurkirpa and Gurprasad, and when one wins over Maya and goes beyond Trigun Maya. When this happens, one acquires Puran Braham Gyan and Puran Tat Gyan. The springs of Puran Braham Gyan and Puran Tat Gyan begin to gush within one’s body through the seven Sat sarovars. Only by reaching this state one realizes the hidden mysteries of Gurbani. Only by reaching this state one takes Gurbani home, i.e. Gurbani settles down in every cell of the body. Only by reaching this stage one grasps the true sense of Gurbani. Only by reaching this state one becomes Gurbani, i.e., one becomes what Gurbani decrees one to be. Only by reaching this state one becomes the praise of Naam and the praise of Akal Purakh as described in Gurbani. Only by reaching this state one easily (and without studying) understands the deep secrets of all Shastra, Smritis and Vedas (six Shastras: Mimansa, Visheshak, Sakhya, Nyay, Yog and Vedanta; twenty seven Smritis: Manu, Yagyavalk, Vashisht, Parashar, Sankh, Laghu Harit, Vridh Harit, Narad, Dakh, Laghu Atri, Vridh Atri, Som, Yam, Dat, Budh, Vishnu, Shukra, Laghu Gautam, Vridh Gautam, Katyayan, Deval, Apstamb, Brihaspat, Vyas, Likhit, Agris, Shantatap; four Vedas: Rig ,Yajur, Atharvan, Sam) since there is no higher knowledge than that of Puran Braham Gyan and Puran Tat Gyan. The basis of all these religious Shastras is Naam itself. All these Shastras teach only the ways of living and the means to find Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar. Therefore one, who has Naam pervade every cell of one’s body and has Puran Braham Gyan and Puran Tat Gyan gushing within oneself automatically becomes one with Sat Par Brahm Pita Parmeshwar. Such a person has made a success of his or her life.
Therefore when those who have attained the divinely powerful state of “Suni-ai” also have Naam manifest itself in their Hirdha’s, they achieve Jeevan Mukti and liberation from the all-powerful Vidhan of Karma. The account of their good and bad deeds is closed, and they are freed of the bonds of this vidhan of Karma. All their pains and troubles come to an end, and they are immersed in the pleasures of Bhagati Ras (devotion, complete absorption in God). There are no bounds to their spiritual progress. They enjoy new spiritual experiences and new knowledge everyday and forever, and from this illimitable treasure bestow Amrit for the benefaction of the humanity. There are no limits to their Parupkars and Maha Parupkars. Parupkars and Maha Parupkars become the essence of their lives.