Naam is not just a few words, or just a Shabad (divine word) of GurBani. When we say Naam it is the Nirgun Saroop Puran Jyot Parkash of Akal Purakh (God’s immaculate body of light) which makes our Hirda (heart chakra) a place for Akal Purakh to reside. Which makes our astral body (Suksham Dehi) into a Kanchan Dehi (golden inner body). We become a purified entity without any dirt of sins clinging on to us. Our Kanchan Dehi takes us through this final phase of our journey back to our original home – Dargah of Akal Purakh (royal Court of God). Naam is the ladder to the Dargah and Naam Simran and collecting Naam Ki Kamai keeps on removing all of the distractions and obstacles on the way to Eternity. Eventually when we reach the Puran Bandgi Stage then the door to the Dargah opens up by itself. Dhan-Dhan Guru Pancham Patshah Ji Shri SatGur Arjun Dev Ji has very kindly revealed the source of the GurParsaad of Naam. He has very clearly named a Puran Sant as the divine source of the GurParsaad of Naam. Naam is the priceless jewel and lives in the Hirda of a Puran Sant a Puran Brahamgiani. The Daat of Naam is priceless, it can’t be measured, it is infinite divine power, the GurKirpa and GurParsaad. That is what it means. When we say Guparsaad it means this infinite divine power. So this infinite divine power lives in the Hirda of a Puran Sant a Puran Brahamgiani and can only and we repeat only be given by a Puran Sant a Puran Brahamgiani. 2) The foundation of every creation is Naam. The basis of every creation is Naam. Every creation has emanated from Naam. The Origin of every creation is Naam. All of the life bearing creatures are created from Naam. All of the planets, sun, stars and everything that is in the Khand Brahmand – means everything in the universe has originated from Naam. The foundation of all of the religious books – Simritis, Ved, Puran (these are the religious books written by ancient yogis, rishis and munis) is Naam. Everything in Lok Parlok has emanated from Naam. The basic foundation of everything in Lok Parlok is Naam. No wonder, only Naam can take us to Akal Purakh. The entire divine wisdom has also sprouted from Naam. …more in astpadi 16. Naam is the:-
• essence of all divine thoughts,
• essence of the entire creation,
• ladder to the Dargah,
• path to the Dargah,
• essence of the Shabad Guru,
• essence of GurBani,
• essence of all of the Braham Ki Katha,
• essence of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji,
• Guru of GurBani,
• Highest Hukam,
• Infinite Divine Power,
• container of all of the eternal treasures,
• the source of Puran Braham Gyan,
• the source of Puran Tat Gyan and
• above all Naam is the Gur Parsaad.
Naam is everything and only Naam will bring us Jivan Mukti. Only Naam will bring us merger with God. 3) In the Mool Manter it is defined that Ik Oankaar is Sat and this Sat is Naam, and this Infinite Divine Power is the Karta Purakh, Nirbhao, Nirvair, Akal Murat, Ajuni, Saibhun(g) and is a GurParsaad. The GurParsaad is the Infinite Divine Power and this Infinite Divine Power is Sat, has been in existence since the beginning (beginning and end are unknown, only present is known and present means this moment), is prevailing now and will prevail in all ages to come.
Naam as Sat Naam is therefore, defined in the Mool Manter and there is no Manter bigger or better or complete than Sat Naam. Therefore, the the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva is the only way to our spiritual success.