karan kaaran parabh ayk hai doosar naahee ko-ay.
naanak tis balihaarnai jal thal mahee-al so-ay. ||1||
Guru Pancham Patshah Ji Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji is very kindly giving us this eternal piece of divine wisdom about the operation of the entire universe. Wisdom about the divine super power which is behind the creation and its operation. The super power that keeps everything going has been experienced and described in this Ashtpadi.
It is of paramount importance for us to understand the operation of nature. Once we understand this divine piece of wisdom and apply it in our daily life then we will be able to diminish our ego. Ego which has been defined as a deep chronic mental sickness in Gurbani. The cure of this chronic mental sickness will lead us to Jivan Mukti. Haumai is a chronic metnal sickness because it makes us believe that we are the performers, that we are the doers. This kind of ego thinking keeps us away and delineated from the eternal truth. We need to realize that it is not our physical body which performs the deeds but it is the super power running this physical body of ours that makes everything happen in and around us.
For understanding this divine piece of wisdom (for that matter to get an answer to any questions which pop up in our minds at any point of time) let us pray with folded hands. Let us pray with kottan kot dandaut bandhna at the shri charans of dhan dhan paar braham parmesar and dhan dhan guru. Let us pray with kottan kot shukrana at the shri charans of dhan dhan guru and dhan dhan paar braham pita parmesar. Let us pray with a garibi ves hirda, in full humbleness, with belief, faith, trust, devotion and love. Let us pray for help to understand this priceless piece of divine wisdom. Let us pray for help to bring this divine wisdom into our daily life so we may achieve the very objective of our human life – Jivan Mukti.
Please always remember that doing Gurbani is the key to success and not just reading Gurbani. Whenever we pray as explained above we are sure to be blesssed with the Gur Parsaad of earning the divine wisdom presented by dhan dhan Guru Sahib Ji in the entire Gurbani. Even if we take one Gur Shabad and put it into practice in our daily life, it will open up the passage to Sach Khand for us and will lead us to the Jivan Mukti. These divine Shabads presented in the Shabad Guru – Gurbani are not just mere words or a scripture, but it is the divine promise of dhan dhan guru and dhan dhan paar braham pita parmesar to us all. So if we perform what we are told through these divine Shabad Guru then we are bound to reap the rewards and become what Gurbani tells us to become.
Gur Shabad Ki Kamai is the key to the Dargah, not only the Key but a license to stay in the Dargah forever. Gur Shabad Ki Kamai means to perform whatever Gurbani is telling us to do, to bring all the divine qualities inside us and to delete all the bad qualities from our inside. Gur Shabad Ki Kamai means to earn Puran Sachyari Rehat, to win over the mind, to win over the maya, to win over the panj doots, to win over all the desires and to be one with God, to merge in God.
Deletion of bad qualities and addition of all the divine qualities inside our hirda is the key to success. Filling our hirda with all the divine qualities is basically what we call Bandgi. Filling in our hirda with all the divine qualities will make our hirda a sant hirda. Hirda is sant and not the outside dress or outside symbols and rituals. It is a matter of internal transformation and not external transformation. Internal transformation with all the divine qualites by carving them inside our hirda, which can happen only if we practice them in our daily life.
Basically Gur Shabad is the Hukam, the will of God, that prevails. The ones who follow the Hukam and don’t fight with the hukam, prevail. The ones who don’t follow the hukam and fight with the hukam, lose. The one who follows tha hukam and remains calm under all circumstances is a spiritual gainer. The one who fights with the hukam is a loser and remains a loser until he starts to follow the hukam. Following the hukam is a gur parsaad. It only happens with the gur parsaad. Recognition of this fact that following the hukam comes only with the gur parsaad, builds the foundation of the divine wisdom that there is only one doer – karta purakh and that everything happens according to the will of god and not anything else.
The key to the spiritual success is the recognition of the hukam and following the hukam. By doing so we will eliminate our haumai and reach the Param Padvi and become a Puran Brahmgiani. But at the same time this power of recognizing the hukam is a gur parsaadi super power, so until the divine gift, gur parsaadi power of recognition, is blessed on us by dhan dhan gur and guru, we should keep on praying continuously to dhan dhan gur and guru. The best and the highest way of praying is by doing Naam Simran, “Sat Naam” Simran. In fact, we need to keep on praying to dhan dhan gur and guru for a gur parsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. The ones who are blessed whith this gur parsaad become dhan dhan and reach the param padvi.
The key to dargahi success can also be described as a complete surrender to the gur and guru with tunn, munn and dhan. Give up everything to the Almighty and we will be blessed with the gur parsaad of naam, naam simran, naam ki kamai, puran bandgi and seva – parupkaar and maha parupkaar. The real divine heart is a parupkari and maha parupkari hirda – a heart full of love and devotion. A heart full of love for the entire creation because it is Ik Drisht and has no anmosity. In this way every Gur Shabad takes us deep into the Mansarovar. In Mansarovar there is divinity, divinity, divinity only and nothing else. Mansarovar is the nirgun saroop param jyot puran parkash, it fills a hirda with divine qualities, that is called a sant hirda.
In simple words the key to spiritual success is in believing in all physical and practical senses of our daily life that there is One Doer. Whenever in Gurbani we refer to One it means God, dhan dhan paar braham pita parmesar. Since God is the only Doer, so He is the only runner of the entire creation. The entire creation is run by the infinite super divine powers of the Almighty and if we trust and follow this Gur Shabad then there doesn’t remain any place for haumai. Ego is eliminated and when that happens we will reach salvation stage as our separation from God is due to our haumai.
Guru Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly giving us the divine wisdom to sacrifice everything we have in the service of the only Doer – dhan dhan paar braham pita parmesar. Once we do so and earn this divine Gur Shabad then we will kill our haumai and once that happens then we will come under Puran Hukam of dhan dhan paar braham pita parmesar. By doing so we will achieve the objective of our human life which is salvation. Elimination of haumai is a mandatory divine requirement for the purpose of reaching the spiritual heights. As long as we are in haumai we will not be able to reach a complete realization of the Almighty. But as soon as we break the barrier of haumai and earn the Tatt Gyan, the highest Brahmgian, that our reincarnating is due to our haumai. Then we will break all the barriers and will go back and merge into the Nirgun Saroop of dhan dhan paar braham pita parmesar. It is of paramount divine importance to earn this divine wisdom which tells us that the life power behind every creation is the divine power and is run by the Akal Purakh Himself, and nobody else. Dhan dhan pancham patshah ji has very kindly elaborated on this divine law, that there is only One Doer in the remainder of this Astpadi. Let us pray to the Almighty again for giving us the gur parsaad of absorbing the divine wisdom in our daily life and benefit from this practice of doing Gurbani.
karan karaavan karnai jog.
jo tis bhaavai so-ee hog.
khin meh thaap uthaapanhaaraa.
ant nahee kichh paaraavaaraa.
hukmay Dhaar aDhar rahaavai.
hukmay upjai hukam samaavai.
hukmay ooch neech bi-uhaar.
hukmay anik rang parkaar.
kar kar daykhai apnee vadi-aa-ee.
naanak sabh meh rahi-aa samaa-ee. ||1||
Dhan Dhan Satguru Ji Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji is continuing to give us the divine wisdom about the Creator – and the only Doer – Karta Purakh. Being thhe Karta is the supreme divine quality of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. The entire creation is infinite in nature. There is no limit to the creation. The entire creation can’t be measured. It is His Sargun Saroop. Since He is infinite and so is his Sargun Saroop. Has anybody seen the beginning and end of His creation? Do we know how many Earth like planets there are? How many planets are there? How many moons are there? How many suns are there? How many stars and galaxies are there? The answer is no we do not know! How can anybody see the beginning and end of something that is infinite? That is why Gurbani describes this as Sargun Saroop of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji.
Nobody, no brain nor science has established the beginning and the end of the creation. No Sant, Bhagat, Brahmgiani, Satgur has been able to see the beginning and end of the entire creation. The entire creation has been created by the divine will – Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji and is operated under the divine will – Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. So where is the beginning and end of the Hukam? The answer is we do not know. There is no beginning or end to the Hukam either. His Hukam is also Infinite and anybody who follows His Hukam will become a part of the Infinite by merging in the Infinite.
Whenever we refer to the word infinite in these writings with the Gur Parsaad, we mean Infinite – God Himself. So the creation is Infinite, has been created by the Infinite, and the reason behind creating the creation is Infinite too. For understanding it better and in a practical way please look around us, look at every object around us right now where we are sitting. For example while bringing this Gur Parsaad to us this Sevak is sitting in a room with his laptop on a wooden desk. When we look at the wooden desk we see that this wood has come from a tree and what is the origin of the tree (it is impossible to find the origin of the seed, which defines the Infinite nature of the creation). How has it been created and what is the force behind the creation of the tree? The tree has been born from the seed in the earth. How big a tree is hidden in that small seed. How this seed fell under the crest of the earth and how it came out, grew and became a tree. By drawing its food from the earth it grew so big and in doing so it served the other parts of the creation in countless ways. What is the force behind the universal fact that a mango will grow only on mango tree, banana will grow only on banana tree and so on? What is the logic behind a rose flower being red or pink or yellow or white? And when the logic fails the divine power takes over.
Looking further, fire is contained in the wood, wood being flamable contains the fire in it, so both these noncompatible elements are still being held together. What is the force that is keeping the fire contained in the wood? Is it not the divine super power or the Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji that is keeping these two non compatible elements together? Which means that there is presence of the divine super power in this piece of wood, that is why it is a part of the Sargun Saroop, because it has been created and present in its present form under the divine will- Hukam of the Akal Purakh.
Another most wonderous example of the divine will – Hukam of the Infinite is water. Its elements are Hydrogen and Oxygen, which are highly incompatible in nature. Hydrogen is highly inflamable and Oxygen is a catalyst and helps in burning. Yet these two highly noncompatible elements are being held together to form water which is used to extinguish fire and it gives life to the rest of the creation. So what is the force behind holding these two highly non compatible elements together which is an essential for survival? Is there any scientific explanation behind it? Is there any scientific logic behind it? Is there any scientific reason or theory behind it? At least it is beyond the comprehension of a human mind in the physical senses or five senses. Only the sixth sense or the divine sense can realize this hidden super divine Infinite power which is holding these two highly non compatible elements together which transforms them into water which is essential for survival. That is why Gurbani calls Pani as Pita, “Pawan Guru Pani Pita” because both are essential for survival.
If we further look around us then we will realize that everything has come from Nature – Sargun Saroop and is for serving the Sargun Saroop. The biggest and most refined example of the Hukam is the creation of Human Physical Body which consists of Panj Tatt. These are the five elements: air, water, fire, earth and sky; and all these five elements are again highly non compatible elements. Fire and water are noncompatible. Fire is extinguished by water. Earth and water are noncompatible as earth disolves in water. Air and fire are noncompatible as fire is enhanced by air and so on. So the bottomline is that all these five elements are highly noncompatible and can’t be held together in all physical senses; then what is it that is holding these five highly noncompatible elements together? What is the force behind it that is keeping these five highly noncompatible elements together? Is it not the Infinite divine force – the force of life, the Jyot inside us is holding these elements together? And as soon as the Jyot leaves the body these five elements go back to their respective places.
This is what is meant by “naanak sabh meh rahi-aa samaa-ee”. Everything is created under His Infinite Hukam, lives under His Infinite Hukam, works under His Infinite Hukam, grows under His infinite Hukam, changes under His Infinite Hukam, diminishes under His Infinite Hukam and vanishes under His Infinite Hukam. The creation and destruction is all carried under His Infinite Hukam. This is His job – to create and to destroy, creation and destruction. To create, change, diminish and destroy are all carried out under His Infinite Hukam. His divine will – Infinite Hukam is His Mahima. Only His Infinite Hukam prevails – nothing else prevails, and those who recognize Him as Karta – the Doer – the Creator – the Infinite Hukam go back and merge with Him and become one with Him.
Please keep in mind this is only a glimpse of His Infinite Hukam, which we have physically sensed and tried to put into words with the Gur Parsaad. But for the key is the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva which will take us to the heights of spiritual world when we will be able to see and physically experience and sense Nirgun Saroop in Sargun Saroop under the Infinite Hukam.
parabh bhaavai maanukh gat paavai.
parabh bhaavai taa paathar taraavai.
parabh bhaavai bin saas tay raakhai.
parabh bhaavai taa har gun bhaakhai.
parabh bhaavai taa patit uDhaarai.
aap karai aapan beechaarai.
duhaa siri-aa kaa aap su-aamee.
khaylai bigsai antarjaamee.
jo bhaavai so kaar karaavai.
naanak daristee avar na aavai. ||2||
When we realize the Infinite Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji then salvation – Jivan Mukti becomes easy for us. Salvation is a Gur Parsaad, it is the divine will – Infinite Hukam that makes salvation possible. When we realize that there is only one Karta Purakh – Doer and His Hukam prevails then that brings the death of our ego- Ahankaar. Death of Haumai is Jivan Mukti-salvation. Jivan Mukti is basically Mukti from Maya. Haumai sits on top of Maya – Panj Doots and desires. So Jivan Mukti is winning over the Panj Doots and desires.
When we win over the Panj Doots then there remain no desire to achieve anything else. Once all the five senses come under the divine will and the Hukam is realized and followed then there remains no desire to accomplish anything. Then all the five senses come under the Infinite Hukam – the sixth sense – the divine sense. Then all the Karams become Sat Karams, then there is no Paap or Punn, there remains no difference between gold and sand, then there remains no difference between Sukh and Dukh – pains, sorrows and happiness become one. When this happens then God is pleased by the fact that we are now living according to His mandatory divine laws – a eternally truthful life. We become truth by ourself, we see, hear, speak, deliver and serve only and only truth – which is called becoming Sat Saroop. By doing so we please God and become eligible to receive His eternal happiness – Sat Chit Anand. By doing so we achieve salvation.
A man living under the influence of Maya – Panj Doots and desires is like a stone lying in the deep sea of scum – that is what is Bhavsagar – sea of the scum of Maya. The man is like a stone staying drenched deep in this Bhavsagar – sea of Maya. It is all the will of God that makes it possible for us to get the Gur Parsaad of salvation through the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva – Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar. The bottomline is to please God so we should always keep on praying for the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva – Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar.
Look inside, don’t we feel happy if somebody sitting far from us remembers us with love and devotion? It is the divine law, the law of love and devotion, the law of faith and trust, the law of commitment and belief, – which prompts the Gur Parsaad of Naam and Naam Simran. In the same way we can make God happy by dedicating ourselves to His true selfless divine devotion and love with faith and trust.
Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva is the divine path that make us Sat Saroop and this way brings into us all the divine qualities and makes our Hirda a Pure Sant Hirda under Puran Sachyari Rehat – the Rehat of Panj Doots and desires. Thereby making it a place for the Akal Purakh to appear in it. So this way He makes a stone like us who is drenched deep into the Bhavsagar- scum of Maya, cross this Bhavsagar with the Gur Parsaad.
We need to realize and understand that Gur Parsaad has two ends. One end is that of Dargah of Akal Purakh and other end is this Bhavsagar. The understanding of Bhavsagar and three attrributes of Maya – Rajo, Tamo and Sato makes it possible to start moving towards the other end of Dargah. Once we start doing this and start moving on this path to eternity then with the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva we can make both end meet and completely realize God within our ownself.
This Bhavsagar we are currently living in, which is being governed by the three attributes of Maya: Rajo, Tamo and Sato; is a game of the Creator. Those who remain under the Rajo and Tamo attributes of Maya don’t find a wayout of this Bhavsagar. But those who work and operate under the Sato attribute eventually find a way out when they are picked up by God and given the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. Eventually they swim across the Bhavsagar and go back and merge with God.
When God is pleased then anything can happen. When God is pleased then unbelievably strange things can happen and do happen. There have been many instances in the history of various Sants and Bhagats when these kind of divinely strange, Bismaad, things have happened and they continue to happen in the present and will continue to happen in future as well. When God is pleased we can achieve Jivan Mukti – salvation. No matter how much of a sinner we are, no matter how bad we have been, no matter how deeply we are drenched in the scum of Maya, it only takes a fraction of a moment to turn us around with the Gur Parsaad and Gurkirpa.
When God is pleased then our body can stay alive without breathing. This means some people can come back to life after death. When God is pleased then he bestows His Infinite Gur Kirpa and Gur Parsaad on His Bhagats and delegates them all or some (depending upon the Bandgi and Seva) of His super divine powers.
Singing His praises is a Gur Parsaad and Gurkirpa as well. Everything that happens to us is a Gur Kirpa and Gur Parsaad. In everything that happens to us there is some goodness hidden for us. His Gur Kirpa is Infinite like Him. So please never complain and accept our destiny as it is and keep on praying for the Gur Parsaad and Gur Kirpa for Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva and focus on SAT Karams and we are bound to succeed in achieveing the objective of the human life which is salvation. So please always and forever keep this in mind that there is only one Doer – Karta Purakh and everything happens according to His Infinite Hukam. He is sitting right in our Hirda and watches us every moment, so we can’t hide anything from Him, He knows everything that goes through our mind and Hirda.
kaho maanukh tay ki-aa ho-ay aavai.
jo tis bhaavai so-ee karaavai.
is kai haath ho-ay taa sabh kichh lay-ay.
jo tis bhaavai so-ee karay-i.
anjaanat bikhi-aa meh rachai.
jay jaanat aapan aap bachai.
bharmay bhoolaa dah dis Dhaavai.
nimakh maahi chaar kunt fir aavai.
kar kirpaa jis apnee bhagat day-ay.
naanak tay jan naam milay-ay. ||3||
Whatever we sow so shall we reap. Whatever we get and whatever happens in our lives is in accordance with the destiny we built based on our past deeds. That is basically what is meant by Karta – the Divine Law Maker: who has written all the mandatory divine laws. Such as in this world our physical life is governed by the Law of the Land, the spiritual life is governed by the Laws of the Dargah of Akal Purakh. If human beings had the power to write their own spiritual laws as well, then man would become supreme and try to grab everything he can. More specifically, in this dark age of Kalyug, even the people at the helm of power are more interested in themself and building an empire of their own wealth rather than looking after the interest of others by way of their moral and constitutional responsibilities. This has become human nature in the dark age of Kalyug to collect worldly possessions by fair or foul means. That is why it is true that a ordinary person is drenched in the scum of Maya (the poison of Rajo and Tamo attributes) unaware of the consequences of being so in the future.
Believing and living in this world of Maya under the Rajo and Tamo attributes and just engaged in the collection of the worldly possessions in whatever way we can collect, by fair or foul means, forms the basis of the biggest illusion we are living in this dark age of Kalyug. The darkness of Kalyug doesn’t let us peep through and look at the eternal truth that none of these worldly possessions are going to go with us when we exit from this world. Only our deeds, good or bad are going to go with us, which are going to form our future destiny. We can peep through this darkness of the Kalyug by focusing on our deeds and make them truthful deeds – Sat Karams. Then we can see through this darkness and learn a way out from this illusion caused by the influence of Rajo and Tamo attributes of Maya. This illusion keeps us trapped forever in the shackles of Maya.
There is a never ending stream of untrue (we say untrue because these thoughts are not going to get us anywhere but keep us drenched in this scum of Rajo and Tamo attributes of Maya forever) thoughts and these thoughts prompting us to indulge in the untrue deeds. Only awareness can help us come out of this illusion, only divine wisdom can help us come out of this status of our mind. Only Gyan can help us bring our mind to rest. The awareness, the divine wisdom, the Gyan will come only with the Gur Parsaad of Naam Simran and Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva– Prabh Key Simran Gyan Dhyaan Tatt Budh. So those who are blessed with the Gur Parsaad go through this process of Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva – Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar. Such souls are taken out of the scum of Rajo and Tamo attributes of Maya and move on the Sato attribute of Maya. With the Gur Parsaad they go beyond Maya and win over the Maya completely and go back and merge in the Nirgun Saroop – and become Sat Saroop. Therefore, we should all be praying for the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva, then only we can get out of this posionous scum of Maya and illusions we have been living for all ages in the past. This is a golden opportunity for us to understand and start moving on this Bandgi Marg.
khin meh neech keet ka-o raaj.
paarbarahm gareeb nivaaj.
jaa kaa darisat kachhoo na aavai.
tis tatkaal dah dis paragtaavai.
jaa ka-o apunee karai bakhsees.
taa kaa laykhaa na ganai jagdees.
jee-o pind sabh tis kee raas.
ghat ghat pooran barahm pargaas.
apnee banat aap banaa-ee.
naanak jeevai daykh badaa-ee. ||4||
Dhan Dhan Guru Pancham Patshah Ji is continuing to give us the divine wisdom about the infinite super divine powers of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. Please always and forever keep in mind these scriptures are not just words pulled out of thin air. These things were physically realized by the Dhan Dhan Guru Sahibans in all physical senses and in all practical senses. They experienced it in all their physical divine and practical senses and then wrote them down in the form of these scriptures for people of all coming ages to benefit from these scriptures. Those who believe these scriptures and trust them and perform them in their daily life with devotion and love will experience them the same way as Dhan Dhan Guru Sahibans did and will become Dhan Dhan.
The key to the Dargah is the Garibi in Hirda, utmost humbleness. Garibi in the Hirda will open up the door to the Dargah of Akal Purakh. With the Garibi Ves Hirda a person who is nothing more than a lowly worm, or the person who thinks himself as low as a lowly worm, a Kiram Jant, and by bringing in so much humbleness in the Hirda is greeted by God in His Dargah and becomes a king of 14 Lok Parlok. Humbleness a mandatory divine quality, it is unmeasurable, there is no dimension of humbleness, it is infinite like God Himself, there is no limit of humbleness. By continuously enhancing our humbleness we keep on enhancing our Bandgi.
Please keep in mind there is no end to Bandgi. After complete realization, Seva – Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar, becomes our Bandgi and continues for ever. The liberated souls come back on Earth again according to the Hukam to help people achieve their salvation. Our humbleness should touch that level where we can call ourselves slaves of the entire creation. Where we can call ourselves Charan Dhool of the entire creation. Where we can say everything else is above us, even Bishta Kaa Kira is above us, we are just lowest of the lowest in all physical and practical senses. And this is called Garibi and when we become so Gareeb then Paar Braham Pita Parmesar gives us so much respect that He makes us a king of 14 Lok Parlok. So if we can become slave of the Bishta Kaa Kira then we can enter the Dargah of Akal Purakh. Only the one who earns so much humbleness that he becomes the slave of the slaves, the slave of the Bishta Kaa Kira, Charan Dhool of the entire creation and becomes Garibi Ves Hirda and who was never known to anybody else all around the world, becomes a king of the 14 Lok Parlok. That one becomes famous instantly all over the world and not only that becomes known and respected by the entire creation. That is what is meant by “dah dis paragtaavai”.
Basically, such a person who gets this Gur Parsaad of 14 Lok parlok kingdom, becomes Jivan Mukt. Mukt from Maya, Mukt from all kinds of Bandhans, Mukt from the Bandhans of destiny and Karams. His account of the Karams is closed down and he is liberated completely. He goes back and becomes an integral part of the Infinite.
Please look at the kindness of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. He has very kindly given Puran Jyot Parkash inside everybody’s Hirda. The life element in us is this Puran Jyot Parkash. Our physical body works as long as this Puran Jyot Parkash remains in the body and when this Jyot is withdrawn then the body dies. All we need to do is realize it within our own Hirda. This means that even though Infinite God is sitting with His infinite powers inside our Hirda, we are not aware of this divine truth. Instead we are being ruled by the three attributes of Maya. We are not being ruled by the Puran Jyot Parkash sitting inside our Hirda due to our unawareness – lack of divine wisdom, lack of Gyan. We are not aware of our own super divine powers and because we have mistaken this physical body as our own so we run under the influence of Maya. We have completely ignored the Puran Jyot Parkash inside. This is what is meant by “ghat ghat pooran barahm pargaas “. Maya has basically taken over us and as a result of this we have become totally ignorant about the Puran Jyot Parkash in our Hirda.
Those who give everything back to God, give Tunn, Munn and Dhan to the Gur and Guru, are blessed with the Gur Parsaad of this Brahmgian – divine wisdom. Only they go beyond Maya and completely realize this Puran Jyot Parkash inside their Hirda in all physical and practical senses. The human is the most beautiful creation of God so think for a moment how much He has given us by way of sitting in the Puran Jyot Parkash form in our Hirda!
Look at the creation around us and focus on the kindness of God. Focus on divine qualities of God: Karta Purakh, Nirbhao, Nirvair, Akal Murat, Ajunie, Saibhun – which are beyond description. Focus as much as we can. By realizing this Puran Jyot Parkash inside our Hirda we will find how caring and loving He is. And how much He wants to give us. Look at what he can make us – king of 14 Lok Parlok. How can we explain His Mahima? How can we explain His Wadyaaee? We should all try to realize this Gur Parsaad of Puran Jyot Parkash inside our Hirda and just keep ourself engaged in praising His Mahima and Wadyaaee.
Delivering the Mahima of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji is the way the Sants and Brahmgianis use to serve the Akal Purakh. They see, hear, speak, deliver and serve only and only eternal truth to the people. By doing so they become the Mahima of Akal Purakh. Sants, Bhagats, Gurmukhs, Jan, Brahmgianis, Satgurus are all the Mahima of Akal Purakh. God has given us all this human life to become His Mahima and not let it remain lying in the scum of Maya
is kaa bal naahee is haath.
karan karaavan sarab ko naath.
aagi-aakaaree bapuraa jee-o.
jo tis bhaavai so-ee fun thee-o.
kabhoo ooch neech meh basai.
kabhoo sog harakh rang hasai.
kabhoo nind chind bi-uhaar.
kabhoo oobh akaas pa-i-aal.
kabhoo baytaa barahm beechaar.
naanak aap milaavanhaar. ||5||
Dhan Dhan Guru Sahib Ji Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly continuing to give us the divine wisdom about the Karta Purakh – THE ONLY DOER. It is of paramount importance for us all to undedrstand and carve this priceless jewel of divine wisdom in our Hirda forever.
Look at all this from the perspective of the divine fact that how fortunate we all are to have this divine word of the Guru which will lead us all to the heights of the spiritual world. The word of the Guru is a divine promise and is for sure bound to happen to all of us provided we listen to this divine word with full and complete commitment and belief, faith and trust, devotion and love. Then bring it into practice in our daily life.
Note that doing Gurbani is the key to success. Those who perform what the Gurbani says become what the Gurbani describes. They become Mahima of Akal Purakh. They become Sant. They become Brahmgiani. They achieve Param Padvi. They are given a place in the Dargah of Akal Purakh. They become Puran Khalsa.
The entire creation is being operated by the infinite super divine powers of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. All the divine laws are framed by Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. All the Dargahi Kanoons – divine laws are made by the Almighty and when we follow these divine laws and live our life according to these divine laws then we are bound to succeed in reaching salvation.
The normal behavior and actions are governed by the divine law of Karma. Our destiny is carved in place due to our past Karni and our future destiny will be carved according to our present Karni. This is the divine law that prevails forever, there is nothing in our control. Everything that happens in and around us is due to the divine super powers. Thinking or saying that I am doing it, meaning or saying our physical body is doing it is ego. If we say “I” meaning “me, the physical body” then that is ego – Haumai. There is no “I”. There is no me. There is no mine. Everything that happens is due to the divine power. Our breath is because of the divine power. Beating our heart is the divine power. Pumping our blood is the divine power. Moving our limbs and doing any physical work is all due to the divine power. The entire creation and each and every creation is operating due to the divine power. Thinking or saying that somebody else is doing it or making it happen is ego or Haumai. As long as we live in Haumai we can’t progress on this spiritual path. This is a part of the completely surrendering process to the Akal Purakh – the ones who completely surrender themselves to the Akal Purakh or the Guru with Tunn Munn and Dhan – get salvation.
Salvation is nothing but Mukti from Haumai. Salvation is nothing but Mukti from Maya. Going beyond Maya is Jivan Mukti. Going beyond Maya merges us in Akal Purakh. God is the Creator so to whom do we belong? God is the Creator so who is our boss? God is the Creator so who is the Master? Is it not necessary to obey and remain within the command of the Master? Those who remain in the command of the Master are welcomed back by Him when they leave the physical body. Those who don’t live according to His command and fight with His command build up their future destiny according to their deeds and keep on reincarnating until they come under the direct command of God. The Master will take us back as long as we are following the rules made by the Master. But, if we disobey His command or fight with His command then that becomes our destiny and we have to come back time and againto carryout our destiny.
Our Karni forces us to keep on reincarnating through death and birth for an indefinite period of time until we realize the importance of the Creator and the Doer. When our physical body dies and our soul leaves the body then all our Karni – our deeds, good or bad are carried along with our soul and basically these deeds make us come back again and againto pay for these deeds. It is basically our deeds that are born again and again. It is our destiny that forces our soul to come back and pay for these deeds. We have to finish this account of deeds and that can only be done by reaching salvation – Jivan Mukti. When we are enlightened with Puran Brahmgian and we go into a mode where we live our remaining life not under the influence of Maya but beyond Maya. That is the real life – living under the direct Hukam of Akal Purakh is the real living. Operating all our five senses under the Hukam of Akal Purakh is the real divine living. When Hirda is enlightened with Puran Jyot Parkash, our self wisdom or worldly wisdom or Durmat is eliminated then only divine wisdom remains. When our mind is eliminated then all the senses come under the Hukam of Puran Jyot Parkash and then all the deeds become true deeds – Sat Karams. All of our wisdom becomes divine wisdom and such people live the Hukam and they live forever in the Dargah of Akal Purakh.
Only the divine command prevails and so the ones who follow the divine command prevail too. Divine commands are SAT and the ones who live in the divine command become SAT too. Everything else lives in Maya, in illusions, delusions, depressions, mental sicknesses – Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh, Ahankaar, Asa, Trishna, Mansha. Everything else lives in Nindya, Chugli, Bakhili – slandering, Pakhand. If we are not in Sach Khand then we are in Pakhand. Only in Sach Khand is there no Pakhand. Everything else is Pakhand. Everything else lives in pains and sorrows, in worries and problems, physical and mental ailments.
Those who get themselves involved in the bandgi become a Banda. Banda means the one who is in Bandgi. Bandgi is a life of slavery under Akal Purakh. To become His Sevak is Bandgi. To live in His Hukam is Bandgi. Tto give everything to Him is Bandgi. The ones who do so get the Gur Parsaad and Gur Kirpa and this Gur Parsaad takes them into the Sach Khand and makes them meet and merge in Akal Purakh. Such people become Puran Brahmgianis. They are the slaves of God and the entire creation.
kabhoo nirat karai baho bhaat.
kabhoo so-ay rahai din raat.
kabhoo mahaa kroDh bikraal.
kabahooN sarab kee hot ravaal.
kabhoo ho-ay bahai bad raajaa.
kabahu bhaykhaaree neech kaa saajaa.
kabhoo apkeerat meh aavai.
kabhoo bhalaa bhalaa kahaavai.
ji-o parabh raakhai tiv hee rahai.
gur parsaad naanak sach kahai. ||6||
Dhan Dhan Guru Pancham Patshah Ji Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj with His Anant Beyant Apaar Gur Kirpa is giving us a description of the state of mind and state of deeds of various persons living on this earth. Everbody is dancing the way Makes them to dance. Which means that everyone is operating under the influence of Maya. If for example we take any of our daily deeds and take a closer look at it, we will very easily find which aspect of Maya has influenced our particular action. In other words, all our actions can be attributed to the influence of Maya. The entire world is being run by Maya except the one who has conquered over Maya. Such a soul has gone beyond Maya and is operating under the direct divine command – Hukam.
People living under the influence of Tamo attribute have Tamo Birti – and are greatly influenced by the Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh and Ahankaar. People living under the Rajo attribute develop Rajo Birti – and become desirous of accummulating all worldly possessions by fair or foul means. People living under the influence of Sato attribute engage themselves in religious activities.
So people living with Rajo and Tamo Birti remain drenched in the scum of Maya forever until they start to operate under the Sato Birti. People operating under the Sato Birti are more focused on true actions and deeds and when they collect enough of such deeds then they are blessed with the Gur Parsaad to get out of the shackles of Maya. Some rare ones move towards Puran Bandgi. Some rare ones are fortunate enough to complete their Bandgi process and go beyond Maya. Such people purify their Hirda and fill their Hirda with all the divine qualities and by virtue of earning the Puran Sachyari Rehat, which is the internal compliance of the five vices, desires and the Rehat of Atam Rus – the highest Amrit. They get the Puran Jyot Parkash in their Hirda. Naam goes into their Rom Rom – every bit of their body vibrates with Naam. They become a part of the Nirgun Saroop. They get completely and forever absorbed in the Nirgun Saroop of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. Such souls become Puran Brahmgianis and full of all the divine qualities of utmost humbleness, fearlessness, and are only absorbed in Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar of humanity.
This is all Gur Parsaad that makes this happen. All the Hukam of Akal Purakh that makes this happen. The people being ruled by Maya stay in a state of unawareness for a indefinite period of time until their destiny changes the course of their future. They just remain in a state of sleep. Sleep of mind for an indefinite period of time until their destiny changes their deeds to go into Sato Birti.
People operating under the Rajo and Tamo Birti remain drenched in these mental sicknesses and keep on earning Asat Karams and by doing so just keep on suffering with pains and sorrows. They have no eternal happiness and keep on reincarnating. These people exist at all levels of society. Such as people who are kings or beggars, people working to earn the fame and appreciation, people living to make a place in the society, people trying to earn all the worldly possessions and pleasures, people engaged in self praise and building an image intoday’s society. All kinds of people are living in this world under the rule of Maya. They are living a non-truthful life, because everything will crumble, everything will collapse, everything is perishable, everything is an illusion. Being untrue, anything that is diminishable and prone to change is not true, there is only one truth and this truth is revealed to the fortunate ones with the Gur Parsaad. So please let us all keep on praying on a constant and continuous basis to the Akal Purakh Ji to please bless us all with this Gur Parsaad of the Truth – “Sat Naam”, because only this Truth will set us all free from the shackles of the Maya.
kabhoo ho-ay pandit karay bakh-yaan.
kabhoo moniDhaaree laavai Dhi-aan.
kabhoo tat tirath isnaan.
kabhoo siDh saaDhik mukh gi-aan.
kabhoo keet hasat patang ho-ay jee-aa.
anik jon bharmai bharmee-aa.
naanaa roop ji-o savaagee dikhaavai.
ji-o parabh bhaavai tivai nachaavai.
jo tis bhaavai so-ee ho-ay.
naanak doojaa avar na ko-ay. ||7||
Dhan Dhan Guru Sahib Ji is giving us the divine wisdom about how our deeds are spread over a large spectrum of activities throughout our life. Almost everyone is living under the Rajo and Tamo Birti. A life of illusions, delusions, Bharams and Dubidha. They have not figured out what is the truth and what is the difference between the truth and non-truth. They have not been able to get anywhere spiritually. That is the reason for most people inspite of getting involved in Sato attributes are not able to make much headway on the spiritual path.
We have personally seen people who are still unable to progress because they are living in alot of illusions, delusions, Bharams and Dubidha. Only the ones who get out of illusions, delusions, Dubidha and Bharams make progress on this path to eternal happines – Sach Khand. Therefore, the reason for reincarnating in birth and death is living a life full of illusions, delusions, Bharams and Dubidha.
Based on the destiny, carved by their own deeds in the past of this life and all previous lives of the individuals, reincarnating in 8.4 millions Junie becomes a Dargahi Hukam – divine command for them. It is described in Gurbani that there are 8.4 millions forms of life that exists on this globe. 4.2 millions forms of life exist on the earth and 4.2 millions forms of life exist in water. And based on our deeds we may get back into the human life or we may become a worm, or an elephant or whatever the Dargahi Hukam – command from the Court of Divinity comes is implemented right away.
Please make sure to understand that there is no argument against the Dargahi Hukam, it is the divine Hukam that gets implemented without getting any chance to defend ourself unlike the chance given to a criminal who breaks the law of the land in the court of the land.
Pandit is a person who has acquired the status of Brahmgian. Or in other words a Brahmgiani is also called a Pandit in Gurbani. The one who is beyond three attributes of Maya, or who is beyond Maya, or who has won over the Maya. Please understand that the Katha of such a Pandit or a Brahmgiani is not and never planned in advance. The Katha, or the advice that comes out of such an entity who has reached the Brahmgian stage depends upon what the people sitting in His Sangat at a particular point of time need.
Also please understand that the Brahmgian doesn’t come by reading Dharam Shasters or by reading Gurbani, or by reading any kind of spiritual books, but it is a Gur Parsaad. It is the Amrit that comes from within when the Sat Sarovars are opened, when Dassam Duaar opens, when there is a permanent contact made with the Almighty, then only the divine wisdom start to flow out of a Brahmgiani. So whenever we get a chance to listen to a Brahmgiani by way of sitting in His Sat Sangat then please be sure that all His divine words are for us and only for us to follow. The ones who follow these words with Tunn and Munn go on the fast track and their progress in spirituality is unbelievably fast.
Moni-dharee is similarly a very high stage of Bandgi. It means the person who is sitting in complete silence of mind, there are no thoughts in the mind, thoughtless status of mind, this is also called Sunn Smadhi, and is a very high stage in the spirituality. It comes when the person goes into Karam Khand – it is Gur Parsaad. It continues when the Bandgi progresses through the Sach Khand as well and further on. Infact, there is no end to the Bandgi. Even after merger into the Nirgun Saroop the Bandgi continues and it continues forever, never stops.
Similarly Dhiaan is a very high stage of Bandgi. It is when there remains only one thing inside our soul and body. And mind is replaced by the Naam – Nirgun Saroop – Rom Rom Naam Simran. There is nothing else left, just absorbed in Anhad Naad, Rom Rom Naam Simran, Amrit, Atam Rus, Nirgun Saroop.
The real Tirath is the internal Tirath – internal pilgrimage – Puran Sachyari Rehat of Hirda. Only then does the body gets filled with Amrit. The Sat Sarovars are activated and the Kundalini is awakened. All the Bajjar Kappaats are opened. The Dassam Duaar is opened. This is the real divine Isnaan – drenched in Amrit – Atam Rus – Nirgun Saroop forever. This is the real divine Tirath. All other Tiraths are just outside things and don’t help much on the spiritual path. So internal compliance is the real compliance. Outside compliance is not important and doesn’t help much on the spiritual path.
Sidh are those people whose Bandgi reaches the levels where they achieve Sidhis – supernatural powers. Some of them achieve all 18 Sidhis, some of them achieve only a few. However, when they start using these Sidhis then their Bandgi stops right there and then and they can’t go any further. They can’t achieve Jivan Mukti and have to be born againto reach salvation stage. Puran Bandgi is a Gur Parsaad and when we are blessed with Gur Parsaad then we should leave everything upto God. If we do so, then God takes us out of all these things. Then Ridhis and Sidhis can’t do any harm to us. Then we don’t get prompted to use these super natural powers for our own benefit. These super natural powers have been created by the Akal for running the creation. These powers are at the disposal of Akal Purakh only. But when the person reaches Puran Bandgi Stage and merges with Akal Purakh then these supernatural powers are gifted to such a person and they remain under the feet of such a person. Basically these supernatural powers are a part of Maya and Maya becomes a slave of such a person who becomes a Puran Brahmgiani. Such Brahmgianis don’t use these super natural powers as by doing so they will become a competetor of the Akal Purakh, which they are not and they will never be. They leave these super natural powers to be operated under Puran Hukam of Akal Purakh for the benefit of the creation. Such souls remain in full patience and Shukrana – thanking mode to the Akal Purakh for His Anant Beyant Apaar Gur Kirpa and Gur Parsaad. So a Sidh is the one who is under the control of Maya and not under the Puran Hukam of Akal Purakh as Ridhis and Sidhis are nothing but still Maya.
Saadhik is a person who is a seeker, a seeker of the eternal truth, who is engaged in the Bandgi. However, he may or may not get to Puran Bandgi. He may become a Sidh, but he will only become a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani a Puran Khalsa if he wins over the Maya by ignoring Ridhis and Sidhis. There are many who start disseminating so called divine wisdom without having reached the Puran Brahmgian by becoming a Puran Brahmgiani. Without the Gur Parsaad of Akal Purakh and without authorization of Akal Purakh Ji they start preaching. That is what most of the modern day preachers are doing. It is a Dargahi Crime which leads them into lower life forms when they reincarnate. Such people preach for achieving their own worldly fame and name and by doing so they ruin their future destiny. In times of Guru Sahiban Jis only Guru Sahibans and the ones who reached the Puran Brahmgian stage and authorized and blessed with the Gur Parsaad by the Guru Sahibans used to do preaching and nobody else, but now a days we will find all kinds of preachers all over the world which is hurting people more than doing good to them.
The seekers should only be seeking and not become preachers until they are blessed with Puran Brahmgian Amrit, Atam Rus Amrit and authorized with the Gur Parsaad by Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji or by a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani to do so. They are the ones who have earned this divine wisdom in their life in all practical senses. They are they ones who have experienced that there is only one super divine power that makes everything happen become Dhan Dhan. All the Wadyaee – praise goes to the Gur and Guru, there is nothing that is done by the dass it is all Gur Kirpa and Gur Parsaad.
kabhoo saaDhsangat ih paavai.
us asthaan tay bahur na aavai.
antar ho-ay gi-aan pargaas.
us asthaan kaa nahee binaas.
man tan naam ratay ik rang.
sadaa baseh paarbarahm kai sang.
ji-o jal meh jal aa-ay khataanaa.
ti-o jotee sang jot samaanaa.
mit ga-ay gavan paa-ay bisraam.
naanak parabh kai sad kurbaan. ||8||11||
Sadh Sangat is the Gur Parsaad. Sadh-Sang-Gat means salvation can be achieved within the company of a Sadh. What is a Sadh? Sadh is the one who has straightened out himself. Who has straightened out his Hirda. Means the one who has purified his Hirda. Sadh is the one who :
· has taken out all the bad qualities out of his Hirda and replaced them with all the divine qualities.
· has gone into Puran Sachyari Rehat of the Hirda.
The Puran Sachyari Rehat is the :
· Rehat of winning over Panj Doots – Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh and Ahankaar and desires – Asa, Trishna and Mansha.
· Rehat of overcoming Maya – no influence of Maya.
A Puran Sachyara Hirda :
· rules over Maya.
· rules over the mind.
· is the one which has Puran Jyot Parkash.
· is under the Puran Hukam of Akal Purakh.
· is a Sant Hirda, a Sadh Hirda, a Hirda of a Puran Brahmgiani.
Sometimes, this being attains the Company of the Holy. So salvation – Jivan Mukti – Gat is obtained in the company of such a soul, who is a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani. Therefore the Sangat of such a person is the Gur Parsaad and helps us to achieve salvation. Only a person who is a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani can give us the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva – Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar.
Therefore the Sangat of a Sadh is very important and there are a few fortunate ones who can get this Gur Parsaad and there are even fewer fortunates who earn this Gur Parsaad and go through the Bandgi process and achieve salvation. Once salvation is achieved then there is no more reincarnating in the cycle of birth and death. Once we reach the Puran Awastha then there is no coming back, such souls come back only on this earth to take more and more people back with them by getting them salvation. The Brahmgian Amrit is the highest Amrit, and once we reach the stage of Puran Brahmgian then there is no coming back, there is no falling back. All our Karni becomes Sat Ki Karni. We are only engaged in the Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar.
Some people start judging a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani by His Karni and start to slander Him accordingly. However, such a person is never harmed by such slandering, instead He benefits from such a slander more and more, but the slanderers become worse and worse. They ruin their destiny forever by slandering. When the Hirda gets enlightened with the Puran Jyot Parkash and Puran Brahmgian Parkash then nothing can destroy that Hirda, whatsoever it may be, a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani can never be destroyed. Anybody who thinks so on account of anything is totally mistaken. Anybody who slanders a Puran Sant is punished by the Dargah of Akal Purakh. Such souls are absorbed in Naam – Naam goes into their Rom Rom, they are always and forever absorbed in Naam Amrit, Brahmgian Amrit and Atam Rus Amrit – Nirgun Saroop. They can’t be harmed by anything or by anybody.
Such souls become one with Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar Ji forever, unseparable, never destroyable, and can never be harmed by anything or anyone. Their one and only job is Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar. Whatever they do is for the good of the others. They are engaged in just giving, giving and only giving. The soul is like a drop which has separated from the ocean.
Soul is a drop of the Amrit. Atma is Jyot, a part of the Param Atma – param Jyot – Nirgun Saroop of Akal Purakh. Soul has separated from the Akal Purakh due to his destiny based on his Karni, and when the effect of his Karni finishes then there is no destiny left. At that point the separated drop goes back and merges with the ocean. The soul-Atma, the Jyot, goes back and unites with the Param Atma, with Param Jyot-Nirgun Saroop – Mansarovar – Gur Sagar – Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji.
When this happens then the cycle of reincarnation comes to an end and the soul, the Jyot, the Atma goes into complete silence after merging into the Nirgun Saroop forever. This puts an end to the cycle of birth and death. This is all Gur Parsaad and Gur Kirpa that makes this happen. The course of destiny changes in the direction of Sach Khand and eventually there is an end to the destiny when Puran Brahmgian stage is achieved. Therefore, the key is to sacrifice everything to the Akal Purakh and merge in Him forever. Nothing belongs to us anyway, so why bother, just accept it, come under Puran Hukam and be one with God.