sarab kalaa bharpoor parabh birthaa jaananhaar.
jaa kai simran uDhree-ai naanak tis balihaar. ||1||
Dhan Dhan Pancham Patshah Ji with His Hirda full of Kindness and unconditional love for all of us, for the entire creation, for the entire humanity on this earth, continues to give us the divine wisdom. In this Astpadi he is describing the Mahima of Akal Purakh Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji.
When we reach this level of divine wisdom which is called Puran Brahmgian then our Hirda is filled with all the super divine qualities. Puran Brahmgian is also called Puran Tatt Gyan which is also called the Atam Rus Amrit and is the highest level of Amrit. It is available only to Puran Brahmgianis.
Kindness, Daya, is one of these infinite super divine qualities and forms the basis of Dharam. Dharam means union with God and it is the son of kindness.
Dholl Dharam Daya Kaa Poot
Jap Ji Sahib
Where there is no kindness there is no Dharam. The Hirda which has kindness is in Dharam. The Hirda where there is no kindness has no Dharam. We may do a million rituals, but if our Hirda is not blessed with kindness then we have not done any Dharam Karam. Dharam Karam is a SAT Karam and paves our way for achieving the Gur Parsaad.
Let us look further at the divine quality of kindness. Is there any limit to kindness? Can we measure kindness? Can we say how kind a person is? Is there any depth to kindness? When we ask these questions then we realize that there is no limit to kindness. It has no boundaries. Its depth can’t be gauged, and so on so in one word it is infinite. Kindness is an infinite super divine quality.
Dhan Dhan Shri Sant Kabir Ji has described in Gurbani that:
Har Jan Aisaa Chaahye Jaisaa Har Hee Hoye,
Dhan Dhan Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji has made it absolutely clear that:
Har Jan Har Anter Nahin
So what does this mean to us? The meaning of these divine Shabads tells us that there is no difference between a Puran Brahmgiani and God Himself. A Puran Brahmgiani is a living God on the earth. Those who believe in this divine wisdom and dedicate themselves to the service of a Puran Brahmgiani achieve the Gur Parsaad which makes them realize the objective of their human life. And that is Jivan Mukti. Mukti from Maya.
The real divine meaning of this human life is achieving Jivan Mukti. That is the prime objective of this human life. This is the only reason why we have been provided with this golden opportunity to go into the Charan Sharan of such a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani and achieve the Gur Parsaad of Jivan Mukti and be relieved of the cycle of birth and death and forever live in eternal peace.
Kindness is one of the divine infinite super powers. Look at the kindness of God that He fills the Hirda of such souls who dedicate themselves to His Bandgi and achieve the Puran Brahmgian. They are blessed with all the divine qualities. Blessed with all the divine super powers such as kindness, forgiveness, humbleness, devotion, trust, unconditional love, fearlessness, and so on. There is no end to these divine qualities. These super divine infinite powers.
All of these super divine powers are called the “Kala.” Sarabh Kala means all the super divine infinite powers. Please pause and focus on these powers. We will find that we have all these powers blessed in us as well. Are we not capable of being kind to others? Are we not blessed with the capacity to be in unconditional love with others? Without any expectations is the unconditional love. Are we not capable of trusting God, trusting the presence of God in its Sargun Saroop everywhere? Are we not capable of being humble? Humbleness is the most powerful weapon that we have been blessed with which will kill our Haumai.
Being kind to others will fill our Hirda with patience and contentment, which are again super divine infinite powers. Imagine when our Hirda gets filled with contentment then we will win over our desires. That is a super divine eternal blessing. Winning over our desires or becoming desire free is an extremely divine achievement and paves our way to winning over Maya. Infact, when we become desire free then we have won over Maya. So being kind to others will fill our hirda with contentment and patience.
Think for a second, is there a limit to patience? Is there a limit to contentment? Can they be measured? Do we think are they not infinite? The more we exercise these divine qualities, the more we gain in spirituality. By excercising kindness we keep on enhancing our kindnesst. Similarly being humble and continuing to be humble will keep on enhancing our capacity and capability of being humble. Becoming more and more humble by the minute a time comes when we cross that fine line there is no longer any Haumai and only humbleness remains in our Hirda. By doing so we make ourself capable of defeating Maya. Ego is Maya and humbleness is divinity. By leaving Haumai we open the door to the Dargah for ourself and we eventually enter the Dargah and win it to stay over there forever.
Same thing with fearlessness. There is no limit to fearlessness. And only a fearless soul can deliver the complete truth. Only a fearless coul can serve and speak the complete truth. Unless we become fearless we will not be able to detach ourself from the worldly things. Fearlessness makes us capable of erasing the fear of losing our relationships, the fear of losing our worldly possessions, and so on.
There are two divine infinite super powers that are born when we become fearless. They are detachment from Moh, and becoming completely truthful. These make us capable of delivering the eternal truth and serving the eternal truth.
Same thing with forgiveness. This is another divine infinite super power that we have been born to serve pthers with. By doing so we are eliminating the effect of any misdoings in the past of this life and previous lives. It is the same with the powers of trust, devotion and unconditional love. These are all names of the divinity. Each of these divine qualities are infinite divine super powers that define divinity.
Lets think for a second what would happen if we devote ourself with trust and devotion to the Guru? Infact there is no devotion without trust, there is no devotion without unconditional love – love is only unconditional. With condition it becomes a business. There is no trust without unconditional love. These are all complementary. Infact all super divine qualities supplement and compliment each other. They are the various faces of the same super divine infinite power which we call God.
By using these divine powers we will be able to eliminate the effect of our misdoings in the past of this life and all previous lives and a time will come when our account of all previous deeds will be closed. Not only that, but this will have such a powerful effect on our destiny that it will drastically change our destiny. We are then able to achieve the Gur Parsaad very easily.
We may be wandering why we use the Shabad “Gur Parsaad” so often? Please look at Gurbani and count the number of times in Gurbani this Shabad of Gur Parsaad has been used. We will find that this divine Shabad of “Gur Parsaad” has been used in every Shalok and in some Shabads it has been used multiple times. This Shabad of “Gur Parsaad” is the key to spiritual success. When we understand this then our spiritual progress can go to unbelievable heights within no time.
Gurbani calls these super divine infinite powers “SARABH KALA”. These are only some examples of these “Kalas” of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar Ji and it is practically not possible to describe all the “Kalas” as divinity is infinite and there is no end in sight so how can they be explained? This writing gives only a glimpse of the super divine powers of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. The key is the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. When we work on ourself and focus on Sat Ki Karni – truthful deeds then a time comes when we are blessed with the Gur Parsaad and then we go into Naam Simran. When we do, our conscious travels through the Karam Khand and Sach Khand and we achieve all these divine qualities and infinite super divine powers. Eventually we are blessed with the Atam Ras Amrit – Puran Brahmgian – Puran Tatt Gyan. We receive Jivan Mukti, thus reaching our objective in this human life. When this happens we become a source of Amrit for others. That is why Dhan Dhan Guru Nanak Patshah Ji is a sacrifice to us if we reach that level in spirituality. This is what is meant by the Shabad “uDhree-ai” :–
· achieving Jivan Mukti,
· winning over Maya,
· achieving Param Jyot Puran Parkash in the Hirda,
· achieving Puran Brahmgian – Puran Tatt Gyan,
· filling our Hirda with all the super divine qualities – super infinite divine powers,
· opening of all the Bajjar Kappaats
· achieving Panch Shabad Anhad Naad
· Rom Rom Naam Simran,
· merger with the Nirgun Saroop,
· go beyond Maya – Trihu Gun Tey Parey and
· achieve the Param Padvi.
tootee gaadhanhaar gopaal.
sarab jee-aa aapay Partipaal.
sagal kee chintaa jis man maahi.
tis tay birthaa ko-ee naahi.
ray man mayray sadaa har jaap.
abhinaasee parabh aapay aap.
aapan kee-aa kachhoo na ho-ay.
jay sa-o paraanee lochai ko-ay.
tis bin naahee tayrai kichh kaam.
gat naanak jap ayk har naam. ||1||
Kindness is the mother of religion –
Dholl Dharam Daya Kaa Poot
Jap Ji Bani explains this divine wisdom of the highest order. This means that kindness gives birth to religion. This means that kindness is the foundation for union with God as the Shabad Dharam or Religion means union with God.
We are kind by nature. We have a naturally kind Hirda. Union with God means we become part of nature. Nature is God. Nature is another meaning of the word religion. So following our natural habit of kindness, makes us full of kindness. This means that kindness is the mother of all the super divine infinite powers as described earlier. So by nature, God is extremely kind and He is so kind that He takes care of every creation. He provides everything to every creation that is needed for survival of each and every creation.
Please always keep in mind God will always provide us with what we need according to our karma, but we may not get what we desire. We are greedy by nature due to the influence of Maya. We are run by panj dhoots and desires and hence we are the slaves of Maya. Are we happy to work as a slave of Maya and be governed by Maya? Most people don’t mind, but there will be a handful of the people who do not like this idea of being commanded by the Panj Doots. If we are contented then we are not operating under the influence of Maya but are under the direct Hukam of Akal Purakh. Then He saves us whenever we need help. Inspite of everyone else being slaves of Maya, He still takes care of them as well due to His kindness. Or in other words kindness is another name of God. Or kindness is the most important face of God.
He is called “Gopaal and Partipaal” by Guru Sahib Ji for this super divine infinite power of God. So by virtue of this nature of God He takes care of all our needs and keeps on removing our worries. We need to dedicate ourselves to the use of these infinite super divine powers which are hidden in all of us. Our Hirda contains all these super divine infinite powers. Using them we we start to work against Maya and start moving towards God.
Naam Simran is another super divine infinite power that we have been blessed as human beings. This is the most powerful divine super power that we are blessed with as doing Naam Simran brings us all the eternal treasures. All of these eternal treasures have already been described in the First Ashtpadi of Sukhmani Bani. Gur Parsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva takes us to the heights of the Spiritual world and we achieve all these divine qualities, divine super powers. When that happens then Akal Purakh takes care of us completely.
We cannot imagine the benefits of this, so please dedicate ourself to the “Sat Naam” Simran and reap the rewards of this super divine infinite power. T hen God comes to our rescue in every difficult situation and eventually makes our life full of eternal peace and all the things around us fall in place by themselves. This is what is meant by
“tootee gaadhanhaar gopaal”.
When we dedicate ourself to the Guru with Tunn, Munn and Dhan with trust, devotion and unconditional love then we become a candidate for the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. When we are blessed with the Gur Parsaad then our progress will be just beyond our imagination. Complete surrender to the Guru is a mandatory divine law.
The Guru is the one who is Puran Sant, Satgur, Puran Brahmgiani a Puran Khalsa. When this happens then all our obstacles are taken care of by God Himself, then the Guru and God guide us through the process of Bandgi. Please keep in mind when we are blessed with the Gur Parsaad by any such Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani then unless we completely surrender to Him, our progress will not be appreciable, that is why this is a mandatory divine law and those who follow this go to the spiritual heights. Lack of complete surrender to the Guru is the main reason behind slow spiritual progress being made by a large number of people. Those who do surrender achieve Jivan Mukti. This is what is meant by
gat naanak jap ayk har naam
and when this happens then our Hirda becomes infinite – Beyant and is filled in with all these super divine qualities which are all super divine infinite powers. So please focus on Sat Ki Karni and Sat Naam Simran and we become blessed with the Gur Parsaad which will take us to the Sach Khand and will earn us complete internal compliance, which is the :-
· compliance of winning over the Maya,
· compliance of Atam Rus,
· compliance of Puran Sachyari Rehat of Hirda,
· compliance of filling our Hirda with all these infinite super divine powers and above all achieving the Param Padvi.
roopvant ho-ay naahee mohai.
parabh kee jot sagal ghat sohai.
Dhanvantaa ho-ay ki-aa ko garbai.
aa sabh kichh tis kaa dee-aa darbai.
at sooraa jay ko-oo kahaavai.
parabh kee kalaa binaa kah Dhaavai.
Jay ko ho-ay bahai daataar.
tis daynhaar jaanai gaavaar.
jis gur parsaad tootai ha-o rog.
naanak so jan sadaa arog. ||2||
Elimination of Haumai from our Hirda is the key to success. Elimination of Haumai means opening the door to the Dargah. Death of Haumai is Jivan Mukti, or Jivan Mukti is nothing but Mukti from Haumai. Those who are blessed with the Gur Parsaad of this divine wisdom are divinely blessed souls and such souls pave their way to the Dargah of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar Ji.
Haumai is the deepest and most chronic mental sickness. It is the cause of separation from the Creator. Haumai is the cause of reincarnation. Only blessed ones have the Gur Parsaad of this divine wisdom. Haumai (ego) is the root of all the other mental sicknesses such as Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh and Ahankaar (pride). The real divine meaning of the Shabad “Haumai” is connected with the self wisdom that makes us to believe that we are just the physical body. And that this physical body is responsible for everything that happens within us and around us. The physical body takes over the soul power. “I, me and mine” takes over the super divine infinite power and indulges in Asat Karams under the influence of Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh, Ahankar and desires. Haumai makes us leave aside the divine wisdom that the soul is the infinite divine power which is responsible for creation and operation of this physical body.
The Shabad “Haumai” consists of two Shabads – “Hau” and “ma.” The Shabad “Hau” means in physical senses the presence, the existence, and the Shabad “mai” means “I, me, my and mine.” Haumai makes us believe that I, the physical body :
I am in existence,
I am present,
I am responsible for all the actions and reactions,
I am doing everything that happens in and around me.
So “I, me, my and mine” takes over the super infinite divine power which is the Creator and Operator of the Creation.
Our own self wisdom makes us believe that we, the physical body, is making everything happen in and around us. But when we leave our self wisdom and look at it from the perspective of divine wisdom then we find that this is not the truth. This divine wisdom is Gur Parsaad and has been very kindly explained in these Shabads of Gurbani :
Gur Parsaadee Haumai Bhoojey
Haumai Bhoojey Taan Dar Soojhey
Gyan Vihuna Kath Kath Loojhey.
When we are blessed with this divine wisdom then we realize that everything is being taken care by the super divine infinite power. For those who don’t believe or even think about it for a second then take a moment to focus on our breath. If our breath stops then what happens? Obviously it will result in the death of the physical body, which is a universal truth. And we can’t breath forever. Think what will happen when that moment comes and our breath stops? What kind of control do we have over this physical body? We don’t even know when we are going to stop breathing. We don’t even know if we will be able to take the next breath until we try to take that breath. So where is our control?
Do we really have any control over this physical body? The eternal divine truth is that we don’t have any control on anything, but we think we do. So we try to control everything. But, again the truth is that it is all the destiny that makes things happen. And destiny works in accordance with the divine law of Karma. In a nutshell, our self wisdom is untrue and the true wisdom the divine wisdom is the one which prevails. That is is the eternal truth, which can’t be altered, which is not prone to change, which is the super infinite divine power.
Our breath is just running and it is the life element. That is why Gurbani calls Pawan the Guru. Pawan gives our body life. Once this divine power is withdrawn then the physical death comes. Gur Parsaad prevails and self wisdom meets its end. This is what is meant by the Shabad
parabh kee jot sagal ghat sohai.
This Jyot is the creator and operator of this physical body. This is the Jyot that breaths in our body. This is the Jyot that runs the blood in our veins, and runs our heart and all the systems of our body. This Jyot is our soul. This Jyot is us in all divine senses and not the physical body. But, we are unable to realize this because of our own self wisdom due to our Haumai. This Jyot is “Prabh Ki Klaa.” Klaa means the divine power, and this Jyot is “Prabh Ki Klaa” that runs the physical body and gives us the chance to realize this divine wisdom, the Gur Parsaad in this human life. This human life is when we can realize this Gur Parsaad of divine wisdom and where we can realize this Jyot. Eliminating Haumai from ourself and achieving Jivan Mukti.
We don’t have any control over “our” breath, or “our” blood or “our” heart (nothing is ours). Do we have control over anything else? Nothing belongs to us. Even this physical body is not ours. It is just like a cloth that we wear and throw away when it gets worn out. If our physical body doesn’t own anything then how can we give anything to others? When everything belongs to God and is His creation, then how can we, the physical body own anything and be capable of giving to anybody else?
The “I, me and mine” leads to attachment and the fear of losing, which is called the Doot of Moh. But, think for a second, that as we are the soul and the soul is the Jyot – Prabh Ki Klaa – the super infinite divine power and everything belongs to this divine power, then don’t we think that everything belongs to us at the spiritual level? And no matter what happens to this physical body, then everything is ours. The entire creation is ours. This divine wisdom will eliminate Haumai and attachment and take us into detachment and fearlessness. It makes our Hirda an infinite Hirda and fills it with divine unconditional love. Animosity is erased from our Hirda and makes us single vision – Ik Drisht. This is a super divine quality, a super divine power.
This human life is the divine gift that has been given to us for realization of God. Similarly, all the other things given to us are the divine gifts belonging to the Almighty. This includes the relationships, family, job, business, roop, joban, dhan, maal, and so on. All these things are given to us to live our life comfortably. These things in their physical form have no real everlasting divine relationship or purpose. These are just commodities given to us to live this life. Keeping this divine truth in mind allows us to lead a Sat Ka Jivan with truthful deeds. Then God gives us this divine Gur Parsaad, the divine wisdom about how Haumai operates. Once we understand this we are able to eliminate this from our Hirda and are able to open the door to the Dargah and find a place there in forever.
Elimination of Haumai blesses us with all the super divine infinite powers. We become one with God. The entire creation becomes our home. Our Hirda becomes infinite and is filled with all the divine qualities, all ther super infinite divine powers and that is the objective of our human life. Please dedicate this life towards the achievement of this divine gift. God is waiting for us to make ourself worthy of receiving it. He greets us with this divine gift as soon as we decide to implement this divine wisdom of eliminating Haumai from our Hirda.
ji-o mandar ka-o thaamai thamman.
ti-o gur kaa sabad maneh asthamman.
ji-o paakhaan naav charh tarai.
paraanee gur charan lagat nistarai.
ji-o anDhkaar deepak pargaas.
gur darsan daykh man ho-ay bigaas.
ji-o mahaa udi-aan meh maarag paavai.
ti-o saaDhoo sang mil jot paragtaavai.
tin santan kee baachha-o Dhoor.
naanak kee har lochaa poor. ||3||
Dhan Dhan Guru Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly giving us the divine wisdom about how to achieve the Gur Parsaad for elimination of the Haumai from our Hirda. This is necessary for achieving Jivan Mukti and filling our Hirda with all the super divine qualities – super divine powers.
“Gur Ka Shabad” is the key to Gur Parsaad. Where do we get this “Gur Ka Shabad”? The “Saadhoo Sang” is the source of this Gur Parsaad of “Gur Ka Shabad” and this Gur Parsaad will make the Jyot appear in us in all physical senses. Sadhoo is the one who has become one with God and has been blessed and authorized by God to give this “Gur Ka Shabad” to us. What is this “Gur Ka Shabad” ? It is the Gurparsaad of “Sat Naam”. This “Gur Ka Shabad” takes us to the Charan Sharan of the Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji, which then take us to the heights of the spiritual world.
The Jyot in our Hirda has been side tracked due to our Haumai. It has been hidden due to our Haumai under the scum of Maya. It has basically been lost in some place due to our indulgence in this web of Maya. Due to the fact that we have been lost in this web of Maya, we have been buried under 40 feet of deep scum called Maya.
The Sadhoo Sang is the Gur Parsaad and is a divine gift due to our previous Karni which forms our destiny to meet a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani who is the Amritdharee and is Amrit Kaa Data. This “Gur Ka Shabad” is the Amrit and is given by this Amritdharee, the Amrit Kaa Data. This Gurparsaad of Amrit ignites the Jyot inside us and takes us under His Chattar where the effect of Maya diminishes. As we follow the “Gur Ka Shabad” then it becomes impossible for Maya to distract us. Please keep in mind that when we meet such a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani then completely surrender to him with Tunn, Munn and Dhan. Then nothing can stop us from getting to the Param Jyot Puran Parkash in our Hirda. Also please keep in mind that a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani’s Chattar is an infinite Chattar. There is infinite Parkash under His Chattar and under His Charans. There is a Parkash of seven suns in His Hirda. Seven Suns Parkash over His Head and 1000 suns Parkash under His Charans. So imagine how fortunate we are to meet a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani. Getting an opportunity to get His Charan Dhool does wonders for our spiritual life. Maya can’t do anything to us when we are at the Charan Sharan of such a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani. Complete surrender to such a Sant is a rare opportunity. One in ten million achieve this opportunity and are very fortunate, probably the most fortunate. There is nothing more fortunate than getting the Gurparsaad from such a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani.
The “Gur Ka Shabad” reforms us from inside out. It eliminates our mind. Our mind is replaced by the Param Jyot Puran Parkash. Maya comes and bows before us. Maya becomes our slave. Our Hirda is filled with all the divine qualities. We become a Suhagan and then a Sada Suhagan. Basically our Hirda becomes an infinite Hirda and we are blessed with infinite super divine powers. Ridhis and Sidhis come and sit under our Charans and follow our words when we become a Sada Suhagan. It is a divine gift of the highest order. We bring Jivan Mukti not only to ourself, but to our entire Kul and coming 21 gnerations. It is a Daat of the highest order. There is no Daat bigger than this Daat. So please focus on the Sangat of a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani. This is a very easy way to achieve Jivan Mukti. Probably the most easy way to meet the Akal Purakh and merge in His Nirgun Saroop.
man moorakh kaahay billaa-ee-ai.
purab likhay kaa likhi-aa paa-ee-ai.
dookh sookh parabh dayvanhaar.
avar ti-aag too tiseh chitaar.
jo kachh karai so-ee sukh maan.
bhoolaa kaahay fireh ajaan.
ka-un basat aa-ee tayrai sang.
lapat rahi-o ras lobhee patang.
raam naam jap hirday maahi.
naanak pat saytee ghar jaahi. ||4||
So if we don’t have any control over anything as explained earlier, then what can we do? We have no capacity and capability. Is it not foolish then to cry when there is pain and sufferings and feel happy when there are better circumstances? This means that our physical body is not capable of doing anything and has no capacity without the divine power of soul. So why are we saying “I, me, my and mine”? Doing so is not the truth. The truth is that the soul prevails and the body dies. Which one is the truth, the soul or the body, the one that prevails or the one that dies?
Anything that is going to meet its end one day in time and space is called “Kood” in Gurbani. This means untrue. Anything that changes with time, deteriorates with time and meets its end one day is called “Kood” – untrue. As only the soul prevails, then the soul is the truth. This truth is what we call the “SAT.” By virtue of this nature of the soul it is a part of the Nirgun Saroop of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar Ji – Ik Oankaar Sat Naam. As everything is untrue and is perishable, then why is the entire world, the entire human race busy day and night in everything that is untrue and in an untrue fashion? It is because we are under the influence of Maya and desires.
The feeling that things belong to us and the fear of losing of anything and everything is not true. It is false to focus on something that is perishable and is not going to go with us. We are not going to gain anything spiritually by focusing on what is untrue. So what should we focus on? Focusing on something that is true is rewarding both during our presence in the physical body and after the soul leaves this body. So don’t we think that focusing on the soul is the way to go? When we do so, we are focusing on “SAT” as soul is “Sat”. Please keep in mind that this is Gurparsaad that is why it is has been defined as Naam by Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji – “Sat Naam”. So focusing on “Sat Naam” is the key to the success. The Gurparsaad of Sat Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva.
When we get this Gurparsaad from a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani, the Amritdharee, the Amrit Kaa Dataa and when we focus on this Gurparsaad “Gur Kaa Shabad” and do Naam Ki Kamai and go into meditation and deep meditation – Smadhi and Sunn Smaadhee, then the Naam goes into our Surat – mind, Hirda and in our Rom Rom and our Hirda gets filled with Amrit. Our entire body gets filled with Amrit and when this happens then we earn the highest honor in the Dargah and we go back and live there forever. We achieve the Param Padvi. So it makes sense for us to focus on Sat and not Asat. This paves the way for us to reach the stage where we become Jivan Mukt. We are able to live comfortably in our current life and enjoy all the commodities given to us by treating them as just that, commodities. And not living in fear of losing them. This divine wisdom helps others to do the same thing.
As far as the physical comforts and commodities we get in this life, some are rich and some are poor. It is all due to our destiny that has been carved based on previous lives. The ones who are rich have done alot of charity in their previous lives. The ones who are poor have not done so. No matter what we do we will only get what is allotted to us according to our destiny. But, this doesn’t mean that we should stop working honestly for our betterment. We should do it by all means, but not using dishonesty, as we will end up paying for it at some time in future. Focusing on “Sat Ki Karni” and staying contented with what we have is the key to success. For making our future more comfortable or our coming lives more filled with such worldly comforts as riches can buy, we should focus on giving charity in this life. Whatever we make in this life give 10% as Dasvandh to the Guru and to poor and needy as we feel appropriate. Whilst doing our Sat Ki Kirat please always and forever stay focused on the Gurparsaad as this takes us through our spiritual journey. When we stay focused on the Gurparsaad and do our Naam Simran then we are automatically entitled to all the benefits of Naam Simran described in the First Astpadi.
jis vakhar ka-o laintoo aa-i-aa.
raam naam santan ghar paa-i-aa.
taj abhimaan layho man mol.
raam naam hirday meh tol.
laad khayp santeh sang chaal.
avar ti-aag bikhi-aa janjaal.
Dhan Dhan kahai sabh ko-ay.
mukh oojal har dargeh so-ay.
eh vaapaar virlaa vaapaarai.
naanak taa kai sad balihaarai. ||5||
Dhan Dhan Guru Pancham Patshah Ji Shri Satgur Arjan 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 Brahmgiani. The Daat of the Naam is priceless, it can’t be measured, it is infinite divine power, the Gurkirp 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 Brahmgiani and can only and we repeat only be given by a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani. A Puran Khalsa is a Puran Brahmgiani and nothing less than that, those who think and call themselves a Khalsa without reaching Puran Brahmgian Stage are mistaken and are fooling themselves and the masses.
A Puran Khalsa is the one who has achieved the Param Padvi, who has a Puran Jyot Parkash and is a Pargatyeo Jyot Purn Brahmgiani. Only such a soul is Amrit Kaa Dataa, Har Key Naam Key Beopaari-whose business is to trade Naam. Those who call themselves a Khalsa without achieving the Param Padvi are Dargahi Criminals and we repeat are Dargahi Criminals and are misleading the masses.
A Puran Khalsa has the infinite divine power and is capable and authorized to give the Gurparsaad to the Sangat. So please be aware of these fake Khalsas who without knowing what is the meaning of Khalsa involve themselves in the Naam giving practices. This is by no means Gurmat, it is a Sansarik Mat – worldly wisdom or self wisdom.
So in order to meet the objective of our current human life, which is to achieve Jivan Mukti, we will have to go to the Charan Sharan of a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani. Majority of the masses don’t believe in this and they are adamant about not going anywhere except Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, but look at what Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is telling us to do. Look at what Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji is telling us to do in this Astpadi of Sukhmani Bani – the basis of eternal happiness – Sat Chit Anand is Naam and Naam is given by a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani. Our Guru is telling us to go to a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani, and this is not the only place where the Gurbani Guru has given us the divine wisdom to go to the Charan Sharan of a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani. This divine wisdom has been given to us many times throughtout Gurbani.
The majority of people have this belief that “Guru Manyo Granth Ko”, which is correct, but look at what our Guru is telling us to do and then follow it. Don’t get stuck with this notion of not going to any Sant or a Brahmgiani, which is a totally wrong belief. The belief should be in what Gurbani tells us to do and then to do it. Doing Gurbani is the key to success. The person who gets the Gurparsaad is a very fortunate one, but there is only one in ten million who gets the divine wisdom to see and feel God in a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani.
According to the Gurbani Guru, the Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani is a living God on Earth. But unfortunately there is only one in ten of million who gets that kind of a trust in a Puran Brahmgiani. The one who has that kind of a trust makes unbelievable spiritual progress, and the truth is that such a person reaches the heights of the spiritual world. So please put our trust in Gurbani Guru and do what it tells us to do and see what happens to us.
Dhan Dhan Guru Sahib Ji is asking us to live in the Sat Sangat of such a soul who is a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani and focus on the Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva – Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar. Deleting the Haumai (Abhimaan) will fill our Hirda with the Gurparsaad of Naam. Earning humbleness – Nimrata will fill our Hirda with the Gurparsaad of Naam and we will keep on collecting Naam Dhan – by doing Naam Ki Kamai. Actually when we are blessed with the Gurparsaad and we surrender ourself completely at the Charans of the Puran Brahmgiani who gives us the Gurparsaad then our spiritual progress will be unbelievable. We will go into Smadhi and Sunn Smadhi very soon, Gurparsaad will takes us to Karam Khand very soon. We hear and feel the Naam vibrating in our Surat-mind, and then in our Hirda and eventually everywhere in our body – this is called Ajapa Jaap Rom Rom Naam Simran – the entire body will gets filled with Naam Amrit. All our Bajjar Kappaats open and this infinite divine power of Amrit will take over.
When our Bandgi goes into Karam Khand then our Bandgi account is opened in the Dargah and our Naam Ki Kamai starts and this is what is the meaning of
laad khayp santeh sang chaal.
Then we continue to collect the Naam Ki Kamai and then a stage comes when our Hirda is filled with all of the divine qualities – super infinite divine powers and we are blessed with defeating the Maya and go beyond Maya and merge in Akal Purakh.
Maya is basically “bikhi-aa janjaal” and with the Gurparsaad we are able to win over this web of poison. It is a poison because it is responsible for killing us again and again until we get out of this web of Maya. Panj dhoots and desires are the poisonous elements of Maya.
Guru Sahib Ji is a sacrifice to those who are blessed with the Gurparsaad and complete their Bandgi process, win over the Maya and become one with Akal Purakh Ji. By doing so we will earn a permanent place in the Dargah of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji and that is what our Gurbani Guru wants us to do. Please always and forever keep in mind there are tens of millions of people who get side tracked into the illusions and delusions – Dharam Key Bhraram, which are nothing but believing in the Sansarik Mat – worldly wisdom and self wisdom. Some of the most important ones have been described in a Gurparsaadi writing – “DHARAM KEY BHARAM”. https://satnaam.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=category§ionid=2&id=5&Itemid=12
That is why they don’t make any spiritual progress inspite of being religious according to the prevailing practices in the current society.
There is only one in ten million who is blessed with this Gurparsaad of divine wisdom from a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani and works on it to make himself merge with the Akal Purakh Ji by being blessed under the Chattar of such a Puran Brahmgiani.
charan saaDh kay Dho-ay Dho-ay pee-o.
arap saaDh ka-o apnaa jee-o.
saaDh kee Dhoor karahu isnaan.
saaDh oopar jaa-ee-ai kurbaan.
saaDh sayvaa vadbhaagee paa-ee-ai.
saaDhsang har keertan gaa-ee-ai.
anik bighan tay saaDhoo raakhai.
har gun gaa-ay amrit ras chaakhai.
ot gahee santeh dar aa-i-aa.
sarab sookh naanak tih paa-i-aa. ||6||
Now please look at this excellent piece of divine wisdom where Dhan Dhan Satgur Arjan Dev Ji is telling us to live at the Charans of a “Saadh”. He is telling us to take the Charan Amrit of such a soul who has become a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani.
A Saadh is the one who has straightened Himself out from inside out. That means He has gone beyond Maya and desires. His deeds and actions are not conducted under the influence of Kaam Krodh Moh Ahankaar and Asa Trishna Mansha – desires. All of His Gyan Indrees and Karam Indrees are operating under the direct Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji.
During the time of Satguru Sahiban those Guru Key Pyare who had given their Tunn, Munn and Dhan to their Satguru used to prepare Charan Amrit by washing the Charans of the Satgurus. They used to drink it and distribute it among the Sat Sangat who would drink it with Sachee Shardhaa and Sachee Preet and become Dhan Dhan. The same divine wisdom applies now, the divine wisdom has not changed, only the thinking of people nowdays has changed. People have been lost in the illusions and delusions and think that this is not the right thing to do to take the Charan Amrit of a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani, which is not right, it is against this divine wisdom. Going away from the divine wisdom is the reason for the downfall of the society. Just imagine for a second the one who has 1000 suns Parkash in His Charans, the one whose entire body is filled with Amrit and who is absorbed in Sat Naam always and forever, don’t we think that just a touch from him would bring miraculous results? So just imagine the power in drinking the Charan Amrit.
The dust of the Sant’s feet – Charan Dhool is the most pious thing one can achieve, there is Jivan Mukti hidden in this Charan Dhool, there is infinite divine super power hidden in the Charan Dhool of a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani. We are just telling what Gurbani says and that is what is the eternal truth. But, there are many people who think and say that we are twisting the Gurbani and describing it for our own benefit. They need to understand that their thinking is absolutely wrong and not what Gurbani says and tells us to do, because we will never get where we want to be unless we do what Gurbani is telling us to do.
Just look at what the Gurbani Guru is telling us to do next. This is an incredible piece of divine wisdom – give our mind to the Saadh. This means don’t do what our mind is telling us to do but do what the Sadhoo is telling us to do. Earn the words of a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani. This means give our Munn to the Guru and do what the Guru is telling us to do and right now the Gurbani Guru is telling us to give our Munn to the Sadhoo we meet according to our destiny. Sadhoo here again means a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani. By doing so we will be doing what the divine wisdom is saying and this way our own wisdom and worldly wisdom will be eliminated and our spiritual progress will be unbelievable. This is a mandatory divine law – give our Munn to the Guru. There is infinite super divine power in the words of a Puran Sant Sargur, a Puran Brahmgiani and when followed with Sachee Shardha and Sachee Preet does wonders to our spiritual life.
The word of a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani is nothing less then the word or God, it is the word of God, and those who follow this divine wisdom are Dhan Dhan and very fortunate. Such souls are one in ten million, others are just side tracked and remain indulged in illusions and delusions.
Gurbani Guru is next telling us to take the Charan Dhool of a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani and take a bath with that. As said earlier Mahima of this Charan Dhool is beyond description, we can only do this and enjoy the benefit otherwise we will never be able to see what happens when we do so. This is true for every Shabad of the Gurbani Guru, unless we do it we will never be able to realize the benefit and reward, and those who do so become Dhan Dhan.
Gurbani Guru is further telling us to give everything we have to the Saadh – give our Tunn Munn and Dhan. Do we think that we have anything else to give? Probably not. Look at the beauty and divine power of the divine wisdom, it has covered everything in just three words – Tunn, Munn and Dhan. By doing so we will have given everything to the Sadhoo. But Guru Sahibans are very kind on us and made a rule in their times for the Gursikhs that they can give one tenth of their time and earnings to the Guru and the Guru will make up for the remaining 90% of it. This rule is still good and prevails because this was done by the Gurus. So if we give 10% of our earnings and time to the Guru, we can consider that we have given our Tunn and Dhan to the Guru. Giving Munn is however is the most difficult thing to do and the ones who do so along with Tunn and Dhan become Dhan Dhan. Their spiritual progress is beyond imagination of a ordinary person. Again, we can only realize this spiritual progress by doing so and not just by living in illusions and delusions.
Saadh Ki Seva is a very very fortunate thing to be in. Its Mahima can’t be described, this is probably the highest Seva one can do, and again the highest level of Sadh Ki Seva is giving Tunn Munn and Dhan at the Charans of the Sadhoo. Sadhoo Ki Seva’s Mahima is that it :-
· makes us a Sadhoo.
· makes us a Suhagan and a Sada Suhagan.
· takes us to the Param Padvi and Puran Brahm Gyan. This is just beyond description and beyond somebody’s comprehension to understand, just do it and taste it, and achieve it and see it, feel it and enjoy it by giving our life at Sadhoo Ki Seva.
· takes us beyond Maya.
· gives us a permanent place in the Dargah.
· fills us up with Amrit.
· takes all of our pains and sorrows away.
· gets us relieved from the Panj Doots and desires.
· brings us the divine Akhand Kirtan – Panch Shabad Anhad Naad – Ajapa Jaap Rom Rom Naam Simran.
· fills our Hirda with infinite super divine qualities and powers.
· brings us Jivan Mukti.
So please do it and enjoy its benefits.
mirtak ka-o jeevaalanhaar.
bhookhay ka-o dayvat aDhaar.
sarab niDhaan jaa kee daristee maahi.
purab likhay kaa lahnaa paahi.
sabh kichh tis kaa oh karnai jog.
tis bin doosar ho-aa na hog.
jap jan sadaa sadaa din rainee.
sabh tay ooch nirmal ih karnee.
kar kirpaa jis ka-o naam dee-aa.
naanak so jan nirmal thee-aa. ||7||
Guru Patshah Ji has very kindly given these priceless jewels of divine wisdom – Puran Brahmgian through the Gurbani Guru.
Many people ask about the Nitnem, about what we should do daily. For most people the Shabad Nitnem nowadays means Panj Bani Path. Reading Panj Bani Paath everyday has been a very common thing amongst the masses for a very long time now. But, please look at what is being said by Gurbani Guru. And that is to do Naam Simran. Naam going into the mind or Surat is the same thing and is called Naam Simran. As the Bandgi progresses the Naam goes into various parts of the body. Naam Simran is the highest level of Seva we can do for the Gur and Guru. So which is more rewarding, reading Gurbani or doing Gurbani? Just reading doesn’t bring much spirituality inside us, but doing Gurbani brings unimaginable spiritual progress in our life. This is the promise from Gurbani. Naam Simran is a Gurparsaad as Naam is a Gurparsaad, so is Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva, this is all Gurparsaad, and there is only one in ten million who is blessed with this Gurparsaad. The one who achieves this Gurparsaad is an extremely fortunate soul.
When people go to the Sat Sangat of a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani then many of them are blessed with the Gurparsaad, the Sant is open to all, for Him all are equal, as He is Ik Drisht, so under His Chattar there is Amrit Barkha going continuously. There are many people who get blessed with this Gurparsaad, but those who save the Gurparsaad and dedicate themselves to the Sant with Tunn Munn and Dhan are a rare soul. So whenever we go to the Sat Sangat of such a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani then if our Shardha and Preet is Sachee then we are sure to be blessed with the Gurparsaad. But the hard part is to continue with the same level or higher level of Sachee Preet and Sachee Shardha – as these are divine qualities and there is no limit to them. So those who keep on enhancing their Sache Preet and Sache Shardhaa continue to progress in their spiritual life and those who are over taken by illusions and delusions leave it there only and go back to the old life style.
Gurparsaad is achieved as a result of our previous deeds, means our Karni from the previous lives, it is a part of our destiny. So if we are blessed with the Gurparsaad then we are very fortunate and we must really have done some truthful deeds in our previous lives. So when we get a chance like this then please, please and please never lose it like that. Please keep in mind forever and always that the Gurparsaad opens the door for us to achieve all the eternal treasures. This is a proof of Sache Patshah Ji’s Kirpa on us, and when Sache Patshah Ji do this kind of a Kirpa then he opens the doors for us to make ourself capable to achieve all the eternal treasures including a permanent place in the Dargah of Akal Purakh Ji. These treasures constitute his super infinite divine powers. He is the one who gives us life by way of the Gurparsaad, this is the real divine power of the Gurparsaad that brings us back to the real divine world with real divine life.
The ones who have developed their hunger or thirst for the divinity are blessed with this Gurparsaad and this becomes a food for them. Gurparsaad is the real divine food for the soul by all means, and Gurparsaad makes that happen. So when we are blessed with this Gurparsaad then dedicate ourself with tunn munn and dhan at the charans of the Sant who has blessed us with the Gurparsaad.
Everything that happens is the Grace of God, it is the Gurkirpa, He is the only doer and everything is a result of his super infinite divine powers.
jaa kai man gur kee parteet.
tis jan aavai har parabh cheet.
bhagat bhagat sunee-ai tihu lo-ay.
jaa kai hirdai ayko ho-ay.
sach karnee sach taa kee rahat.
sach hirdai sat mukh kahat.
saachee darisat saachaa aakaar.
sach vartai saachaa paasaar.
paarbarahm jin sach kar jaataa.
naanak so jan sach samaataa. ||8||15||
Trust, devotion, unconditional love, faith, commitment – Sachee Preer and Sachee Shardha for the Guru (Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani is the Guru) we meet and consider our Guru as a living God on the earth and His word as word of God. Giving our tunn munn and dhan to this Guru are a function of Gur Ki Parteet.
Basically, Bandgi is nothing but trust, devotion, unconditional love (love without any demands), faith and belief for the Guru and with all this divine qualities complete surrender to the Guru is really what is meant by Gur Ki Parteet – an in-depth divine sense that my Guru is everything for me, and He is my savior. The one who is blessed with this kind of a Gur Ki Parteet is the most fortunate ones and probably one in ten million, and such souls who reach that level of Gur Ki Parteet eventually become like their Guru.
It is all about “SAT”, Sat Ki Karni, Sat Ki Rehat, Sat Ki Bani, Sat Ki Rehni Behni – Sat Ki compliance is the key to the spiritual success. The real divine meaning of Sat Ki Karni is the Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar – which is the highest level of the Karni, and this Karni is blessed to the Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani. The ones who focus on SAT – as Paar Braham Parmesar Ji become Dhan Dhan – they basically become His Roop – Sat Roop.
Imagine or think for a second what happens to us when our Rom Rom (Rom doesn’t mean hair, it means every cell of our body, every bit of our body) does Sat Naam Simran – the entire body becomes Sat Naam –
Har Ka Naam Jan Kaa Roop Rang
then what will happen to us, won’t we become a Sat Roop? But, this happens only to those who are blessed with Gur Ki Parteet and those who are blessed with Sat Ki Karni. Sat Ki Rehat – is the Rehat of winning over Maya and desires. Sat Ki Drisht – Sat Ki Rehni Behni – speaking, hearing, serving and delivering only and only Sat. This is the real Rehat – we call this as Puran Sachyari Rehat of the Hirda – Gribi Ves In Hirda, Rom Rom Sat Naam Simran, Hirda filled with all the divine qualities, Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar – the highest level of Seva – to unite others with Sat Naam – God.
So the ones who are blessed with Gur Ki Parteet – their Hirda goes into complete silence, their mind goes into complete silence and where there is complete silence God appears in there and lives in their forever.
Silence is another name of the divinely love and divinity Himself – peace means divinel love, divinel trust, divine devotion, divine belief. These are all the faces of the super infinite divine power which is SAT. Sat Ki Rehni Behni is Parupkaar – living every moment in truth. Living in truth means not living under the influence of Panj Doots – Kaam Krodh Lobh Moh Ahankaar and desires, but living under the Puran Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar JI.
The internal pilgrimage is the real divine pilgrimage – Andrlaa Tirath that is what is called in Punjabi. This internal pilgrimage is not completed and realized until our Hirda goes into Puran Sachyari Rehat, the Rehat of winning over Maya, the Rehat of achieving the Atam Rus Amrit, the Rehat of Puran Jyot Parkash in the Hirda. The Rehat of becoming a Puran Khalsa a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani. So the ones who focus on Sat and are blessed with the Gurparsaad become Dhan Dhan and earn all these divinely blessings and find a permanent place in the Dargah of Akal Purakh Ji. Therefore, Gur Ki Parteet, Sat Ki Karni, Sat Ki Rehni Behni, Sat Ki Rehat, Sat Ki Drisht, Sat Ki Bani is the key to the success. By focusing on Sat Naam Simran we can earn all these divine blessings and we can make our life sublime and achieve the objective of this human life which is Jivan Mukti. We all should be very thankful to Dhan Dhan Guru Sahib Ji who has been so kind on all of us that out of His infinite divine wisdom He has given us these very clearly and well defined and explained jewels of Puran Brahmgian which will really change our life all together and make us a better person to live on this earth and at the same time meet our spiritual goals and achieve union with God.
It is very hard and almost impossible to show a true divine picture of the Gurbani Guru, but we have always been trying to give a glimpse if what it means and what can it do to our life if we practice Gurbani in our daily life as this is the only and only way to realize this eternal truth.