aad sach jugaad sach.
hai bhe sach naanak hosee bhe sach. ||1||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly continuing to giving us the divine wisdom about the Mahima of the Shabad “SAT” , the eternally true, unique and formless identity of Shri Akal Purakh Ji.
Many have been caught in the confusion of questions like :
What is the “Naam” of Akal Purakh?
What Shabad defines the identity of Dhan Dhan Shri Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji in its unique and formless state?
What Shabad should we meditate upon?
What Shabad should we focus on when doing Naam Simran?
Many preachers have said that the Shabad “Vaheguru” should be meditated upon. Some have said “Satnaam Shri Vaheguru” but, only a rare few have correctly said that the Shabad “Satnaam” is the one to meditate upon. All these different preachings have caused great confusion amongst the truth seekers as to what is the Gurparsaad of Naam and what should we be meditating upon.
A lot of the preachers incorrectly give the meaning of the Shabad “SAT” as “true” and hence the meaning of the Shabad “Sat Gur” as “True Guru” and the meaning of the Shabad “Sat Naam” as “True Naam.” This leads to many incorrectly believing that the meaning of the Shabad “Sat Naam Shri Vaheguru” is “The true naam is Vaheguru.”
This incorrect understanding and interpretation of the Shabad “SAT” by various preachers is due to their their incomplete levels of spirituality and divine intelligence. This article is not written to undermine anybody’s trust and belief, but to explain with Gurprasad, the true divine meaning of the Shabad “SAT.”
The Shabad “SAT” represents Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji in its unique, formless, omnipresent state. Therefore, the true divine meaning of the Shabad “SAT” is not true, but the “TRUTH.” This means “the one which remains the same from its beginning which is unknown, through the present time and will remain so for all ages to come, the end of which is neither defined nor can be defined.”
The mahima of the Shabad “SAT” has already been covered in Astpadi 16 in a lot more detail. “SAT” is the one which doesn’t change, is not prone to any changes, and has been so from the beginning, through the present and for all ages to come. This is nothing but God Himself. The super divine infinite power that is unique, formless and omnipresent. The Creator and the only Doer – Karta and the only giver – Dataa.
Everything runs according to His divine laws and in accordance with His Hukam. Therefore, the true divine meaning of the Shabad “Sat Naam” is that “SAT is the Naam”.
The true divine meaning of the Shabad “Sat Gur” is that “SAT is the Guru.”
The true divine meaning of the Shabad “Sat Naam Shri Vaheguru” is that “SAT is the Naam and this SAT is Dhan Dhan.” The Shabad “Vaheguru” is the Mahima of the Akal Purakh Ji and not the Naam.
Anything and everything that is changing with time is false and is an illusion of Maya and not SAT. This is the reason the shabad “SAT” is in the lead, the true and more appropriate way to say is “Shri Sat Naam Vaheguru”. On a more practical note for those who have been meditating on the Shabad “Vaheguru”, we will humbly request them to start meditating on the Shabad “Sat Naam” and then see the difference. Those who do so with trust and faith, devotion and love are sure to succeed in their spiritual life.
God is beyond time and space and so is His existence. He is immeasurable. Nobody has been able to define Him completely and nobody has been able to realize Him completely. Nobody has known Him completely and nobody will be able to in the present or in the future.
His mahima is beyond words. It can’t be described or inscribed in words. It can’t even be felt and experienced in its totality. Even a bit of His description is beyond description. We cannot fully describe even the smallest detail of the Undescribable Lord. All we can do is take a moment to praise Akal Purakh, the One who is :-
- Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar,
- ever present,
- omni present,
- Eternal Truth,
- the Param Tatt ,
- the Sat Tatt,
- the Ik Rus Amrit,
- the Atam Rus Amrit,
- the Nirgun Saroop,
- the Param Jyot and
- the Puran Parkash.
At the very beginning of Siri Guru Granth Sahib ji are the most important Shabads. The verse “Aad sach jugaad sach hai bhee sach naanak hosee bhee sach” means “True In The Primal Beginning. True Throughout The Ages. True now. Nanak : will be true forevermore.”
This verse follows the Mool Mantra
“One Universal Creator God.
The Name Is ‘Truth’.
Creative Being Personified.
Image Of The Undying.
By Guru’s Grace.”
The Mool Mantra gives a definition of Akal Purakh. It is the highest spiritual mantra. For the information of the Sat Sangat Ji there is no mantra better or bigger than the Mool Mantra. It tells us of the vital qualities and infinite divine super spiritual powers of Akal Purakh, and the Origin of this universe and from where the entire creation has emanated.
The next Shabad after Mool Mantra is “JAP” which is an instruction to recite. Recite what? Recite the name “Eternal Truth – Sat Naam”, which is known as the Naam Amrit. SAT means Eternal Truth. Sat Naam means God’s Name is Eternal Truth. By doing recitation (Jap) of the Naam we are getting in tune with the SAT the Eternal Truth inside us.
Recitation is a form of Simran. Simran means :-
- carving SAT into our memory,
- inscribing SAT into our mind (Surat),
- remembering SAT with love in our spiritual heart centre (Hirda),
- absorbing SAT into every bit of the body into every single cell.
The next Shabad after “JAP” is “AAD SACH JUGAAD SACH HAI BHI SACH NANAK HOSI BHI SACH.” This means the entity defined in the Mool Mantra and whom we should upon continuously, is the only Eternal Truth that existed from unknown beginning, throughout the Ages, right now, and in the future.
AAD means from the unknown beginning. God existed before the inception of the universe. Gurbani says that Akal Purakh was in deep meditation (Sunn Smadhee) for 36 Ages. Meaning for an unknown time because the length of the 36 Ages is unknown. The Shabad “AAD” means the beginning. There is no definition of the beginning of His existence as He is unlimited, “Beyant” , “Anant” , “Aprampaar”.
JUGAAD means that God existed through all the four Ages so far and all the Ages to come in future. There is no definition of all the Ages as far as timing is concerned (can be hundreds of thousands of years). The creation of a JUG (Age) is based on the following qualities of the human race:
- prevalent thoughts,
- religious beliefs,
- character and
When there is a major drift in these attributes the Age changes. So any Age can’t be defined accurately in terms of length of time. The meaning here is that the existence of the Eternal Essence of the Truth (Param Tatt Paar Braham Parmesar) has been existent for all times in the past, present and will remain so in future. It is believed and is said so in Gurbani that there have been four ages so far from the inception of the universe. But the existence of Akal Purakh has been beyond these four ages.
HAI BHI means that the Eternal Truth described in the Mool Mantra is existent now.
HOSI BHI means that God will remain existent during all ages to come. This means that Akal Purakh:-
- is the only Eternal Truth that has existed before Creation at the unkown beginning (AAD),
- has existed from the beginning of the creation (JUGAD),
- is the only Eternal Truth at the present time (HAI BHI),
- and is the only Eternal Truth that will remain forever (HOSI BHI).
The rest of Gurbani is the detailed description of this Eternal Truth described in the above Shabad. It is the Mahima, meaning that Gurbani :-
- is the description and the praise of the Mool Mantra which itself is the description and praise of the vital qualities of the Eternity (God),
- tells us what happens to us when we follow this Eternal Truth,
- tell us what happens to those souls who get absorbed in this Eternal Truth,
- tells us that those souls are the Temple of Truth,
- tells us that such souls have full access to the Braham Gyan (Divine Wisdom),
- reach the Sach Khand (God, the Realm Of Truth),
- become one with the Eternal Being and
- become His very own Form (Roop).
charan sat sat parsanhaar.
poojaa sat sat sayvdaar.
darsan sat sat paykhanhaar.
naam sat sat Dhi-aavanhaar.
aap sat sat sabh Dhaaree.
aapay gun aapay gunkaaree.
sabad sat sat parabh baktaa.
surat sat sat jas suntaa.
bujhanhaar ka-o sat sabh ho-ay.
naanak sat sat parabh so-ay. ||1||
This is an incredible piece of divine wisdom of the highest order. It has been given to us with the Gurkirpa and Gurparsaad. Yes, given to us with the Gurkirpa and Gurparsaad. The real divine meaning of the Shabad Gurparsaad and Gurkirpa is nothing but the super divine infinite super power itself and that is Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar Ji Himself. This is proof of the utmost kindness of Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji Dhan Dhan Satgur Arjan Dev Ji. Satgur Ji has gifted us and filled us with this super divine infinite power, the Puran Braham Gyan, the Puran Tatt Gyan of how to reach and be one with this super divine infinite power – “SAT”, which is the Nirgun Saroop of Akal Purakh Ji.
It is eternal truth when we say that the ones who are born into Sikh families are potentially very fortunate. As a result of the infinite service (Atut Kamai) of all the Satgur Sahibans Ji, the ones born into sikh families are in a great position to receive this easily available and unmatched divine wisdom.
There is a very important divine lesson to be learned in this verse and that is of utmost humbleness. How do we learn utmost humbleness? By focusing on the Charans (holy feet). Who’s Charans?
- The Shree Charans of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji.
- The Charans of the Satgur.
- The Charans of a Puran Sant.
- The Charans of a Puran Brahmgiani.
- and above all the Charans of the entire creation.
We focus on the Charans of the entire creation as Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji is omnipresent and is therefore present in every creation of His. Or in other words, every creation of His operates with His divine super infinite powers.
The one who has become SAT Saroop – which is a Puran Sant, a Satgur, a Puran Brahmgiani, or a Puran Khalsa, His Charans also become Sat. Therefore, the ones who just go and surrender completely at the Charans of such an entity, eventually become Sat Saroop themselves.
Another thing to understand about the humbleness and humility part of the divine wisdom is that when we are engaged in the Puran Bandgi process with the Gurparsaad, please take it for granted that we have to fill up our Hirda with this divine quality of utmost humbleness and humility. Our humility level should reach so high that we become the Charan Dhool of the entire creation, that we become a servant of even a Bishta Kaa Kiraa and regard everything as beng above us, whatsoever it may be.
Most people are living under the illusion that we don’t have to bow to anyone. This is nothing but ego, the height of ego. Gurbani is telling us to become so humble and full of humility that we become a slave of the entire creation, a servant of the entire creation, Charan Dhool of the entire creation AND FILL OUR Hirda with a mandatory divine quality of utmost humbleness and humility.
Many people are under the illusion that the Guru Sahibans said not to bow inrfont of anyone and only bow to Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. It is right to say that the Gurus never wanted us to bow to criminals and bad elements, and that is an eternal truth. However, there is a difference in bowing in full humility to the entire creation and bowing to a specific criminal or bad element, or bowing to an untrue situation. Bowing here means bowing to the SAT, bowing to the eternally truthful elements. Meaning bowing to gain humbleness and humility and not bowing as a sign of giving in to bad and criminal elements.
Many people refuse to bow to a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani, a Satgur, a Bhagat, a Gurmukh, a Jan, A Gursikh, which is not right. Bowing to such entities is a Gurparsaad, whereas bowing to bad and criminal elements is cowardly and caused by fear of them. Please remove this illusion from and work towards earning this excellent divine quality of filling our Hirda with the utmost humbleness and humility, which is the key to the Dargah.
Therefore, by surrendering completely at the Charans of the one who has become SAT by Himself, we will become SAT too. Make it an integral part of our Bandgi to just look at the Charans of the ones who are SAT, and live at the Charans of those who are SAT. Whenever we meet such people who are SAT Saroop, do Dandaut Bandhna to them. By doing so we will earn the Punn Karam of the highest order according to the GurShabad “Kar Dandaut Punn Wadda Hai, Kar Sadhu Anjali Punn Wadda Hai”. So by doing so all our sins are washed away in the fraction of a second, our Hirda fills up with the Amrit, and our inside is cleansed tremendously, just do so and reap the rewards.
Some of us will ask, “Where do we find a person who has become SAT?” The question is a legitimate one as it is very difficult to find such a person who is Sat Saroop. However, the the answer is very simple. For a start, whenever we go to the Gurudwara do Dandaut Bandhna (instead of just matha tekna) to Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and we begin to reap the same rewards. Bear in mind that this is a very difficult thing to do as our ego comes to block us, but override this by killing the ego at any cost. Don’t worry about what people will say about it, just do it and reap the rewards of washing our millions and millions of sins and cleanse our Hirda. This is a divine weapon to kill our Haumai, and we are equipped with this weapon, this is a Gurparsaad and we have been blessed with this Gurparsaad, so save and enhance this Gurparsaad by doing Dandaut to the Guru and fill up our Hirda with utmost humbleness and humility.
If anybody questions us, tell them to do the same and explain to them that the Shabad Guru Gurbani wants us to do this Dandaut Bandhna to the Guru. This kind of bowing is not a bowing to the physical matter, which is nothing but Maya, but this bowing is a divine gift and it is done to the SAT Tatt present everywhere and in everyone and this SAT Tatt is the Guru Tatt which is omnipresent.
This is a glimpse of the mahima of the Charans of the SAT Saroop. It is so profound that by doing so we become Sat Saroop too.
The real divine worship starts with the complete surrender at the Charans of the one who has become SAT Saroop. Let us look at the meaning of complete surrender. Complete surrender is giving, giving, giving and giving up everything at the Charans of such a Sat Saroop – a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani a Satgur, a Puran Khalsa with Tunn, Munn and Dhan. Giving up ourself into the service of such an entity who is Sat Saroop.
Giving Tunn means doing Seva by giving one tenth of our time to the Seva of such an entity. The highest Seva of such a soul will be dedicate themself to the Naam Simran as directed by Him and also whatever other Seva He tells us to do.
Giving Munn means leaving our own wisdom and worldly wisdom aside and to just follow the divine wisdom, the Gurmat, the Gurbani and the words of the one to whom we have surrendered completely. Earning His words in the real life on a daily basis will do wonders to our spiritual uplift. Consider the words of such an entity as Sat Bachans and just follow them with trust, faith, devotion and love on a continuous basis. By following these Sat Bachans we will for sure become Sat Saroop.
The third thing we need to surrender to our Guru is our Dhann by giving one tenth of our earnings to our Guru, to the Puran Sant we have surrendered to, to the Puran Brahmgiani whom we have surrendered to. Giving Dasvandh of our earnings will move us forward towards detachment and away from the greed. Therefore the real divine worship, Pooja, is the Pooja of the Sat and this Pooja starts with the complete surrender at the Charans of the Sat Saroop. This is the highest level of the Seva and will make us a truthful servant of the Sat Saroop – and will eventually make us Sat Saroop. Therefore, the one who does worship SAT, the one who does Pooja of SAT, such a Sevadaar becomes SAT Saroop by Himself. This is the highest level of spirituality – to become SAT Saroop and only serving the SAT as explained above will make us become SAT Saroop. This is the Gurparsaad of the highest order and is available only to those who worship SAT by completely surrendering themselves unconditionally with trust, faith, devotion and unconditional love.
Please understand this clearly in the inner core of our Hirda, that the ones who become SAT Saroop, just having their Darshan is so blessed that the ones who are blessed it whilst in complete surrender, instantly go into Naam Simran – deep meditation – Smadhi and Sunn Smadhi and are blessed with the Gurparsaad of Puran Bandgi. Therefore, the ones who trust in Gurbani, which tells us that a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani, a Satgur is a Sat Saroop and the ones who surrender to such souls are blessed with the Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva and such fortunate people become Sat Saroop by going through the Puran Bandgi Process.
Bandgi reaches the Puran state with winning over the Maya. The ones who win over their own mind win over the Maya and are accepted in the Dargah of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Jee as Puran and are decorated with the Param Jyot Puran Parkash Atam Rus Amrit and are merged in the SAT forever.
Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji has very kindly made it very clear that the Naam of Akal Purakh is also SAT. This does not mean that the Naam is True, but means that SAT is the Naam, SAT is the Guru, SAT is the Param Jyot Puran Parkash, SAT is the ultimate infinite super divine power that prevails, whereas everything else falls a prey to Maya.
The ones who dedicate themselves to the Sat Naam, become Sat Saroop. Dedication to Sat Naam means complete surrender with Tunn, Munn and Dhan. Please take it for granted that complete surrender with Tunn, Munn and Dhan is mandatory, if we don’t do so then our spiritual progress will be extremely slow and will stay like that until we get this divine understanding to completely surrender ourself with Tunn, Munn and Dhan.
Non- surrender or incomplete surrender by a large number of the Sangat is the reason for zero or minimal spiritual progress. We all see many people around us who have been doing Nitnem for their entire life but have made minimal spiritual progress. Therefore, complete surrender with Tunn, Munn and Dhan is very important for success in spiritual life.
Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji is beyond Maya and is SAT Himself – Dhan Dhan Nirgun Saroop, super infinite divine power, therefore, He will not appear in any place less than that level of spirituality. He will appear only in the Hirda which goes beyond Maya, wins over Maya and becomes Sat Saroop. Only a completely cleansed Hirda – the ones which goes in to Puran Sachyari Rehat will be able to make a place in His Hirda for the SAT to appear. Only a Hirda which goes in to full and complete internal compliance, that is compliance of winning over the Maya, compliance of filling His Hirda with all the divine qualities, compliance of achieving the Atam Rus Amrit, compliance of Puran Braham Gyan, Puran Tatt Gyan and the compliance of Param Jyot Puran Parkash, then only Sat appears in such a Hirda. Therefore, if we want to meet God then we will have to become a SAT Saroop, which will happen only when our Hirda goes In to Puran Sachyari Rehat.
The divine qualities of a Sada Suhagan have already been explained here. Akal Purakh Himself is a infinite treasure of these divine qualities, that is why He is called Guni-Nidhaan. For a Suhagan to achieve the Sada Suhaag, she has to become like Akal Purakh, that is why it is said “Aap Sat Sat sabh Dharee.” Unless we achieve all those divine qualities and fill up our Hirda with these divine qualities, Sat will not appear in our Hirda. Please keep in mind that this is all Gurparsaad, so as soon as we realize this divine wisdom then our ego is gone, our Haumai is gone and then the super divine infinite power takes over and our Hirda automatically gets filled with this Gurparsaad of the highest order – filling it with all divine qualities. All we need to do is a complete surrender. This is the key to our spiritual success.
Gurbani is the Shabad, or Gur Shabad, or Shabad Guru. Gurbani is the Gyan Saroop of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar Ji. Therefore, Gurbani is SAT, because it has come from Akal Purakh Himself. Let us try to learn how that is true. We call Gurbani “Dhur ki Bani”. As discussed earlier the one who becomes Sat Saroop then all His actions, deeds and whatever he says are all SAT. Whatever he says is the eternal truth. Since such a soul is merged in Akal Purakh and has all His Gyan and Karam Indrees in Puran Hukam, so whatever He says is Gurbani. It is actually God speaking through such a soul. And all the Guru Sahibans were Sat Saroop so whatever they have said is the word of Paar Braham Parmesar JI. This is why Gurbani is the Gyan Saroop of Akal Purakh and is SAT. So Gurbani is SAT and has come from SAT. Therefore, please take it for granted that whatever is written in Gurbani is the word from God. It is a promise from God directly, so if we follow this word of God which is SAT then we will become Sat Saroop.
The ones who do Gurbani become what Gurbani says. The ones who do what Gurbani says become the Mahima of Akal Purakh Ji. And the most wonderful mahima of Akal Purakh Ji is to become Sat Saroop, to be blessed with the Param Padvi, to be blessed with Atam Rus Amrit, to be blessed with Puran Braham Gyan, Puran Tatt Gyan. Therefore, a Puran Sant, a Puran Satgur, a Puran Brahmgiani, a Puran Khalsa is the most wonderful mahima of the Akal Purakh. The ones who focus on SAT become this most wonderful mahima of Akal Purakh. Those who listens to the Gurbani, which is Sat, and by listening we mean to put it into our daily practice, become SAT.
Those who do Sat Naam Simran their Surat becomes Sat. When Sat Naam goes into Surat or mind then Surat becomes Sat, and as Sat Naam Simran progresses it goes in to other spiritual centers – Sat Sarovars and activates these Sat Sarovars inside the Suksham Dehi. These seven centers of spiritual energy are contained within our own Suksham Dehi and are illuminated with the Sat Naam and all our Bajjar Kappaats open up, including the Dassam Duaar and a permanent connection with the Param Jyot is established. This is how our entire Suksham Dehi and physical body is filled with Amrit and goes in to a stage when our entire body is filled with Amrit and our Rom Rom goes in to Sat Naam – or our Rom Rom becomes Sat. That is ehy it is said in Gurbani
“Har Kaa Naam Jan Kaa Roop Rang”.
So the ones who are fortunate and are blessed with this divine wisdom about the SAT as explained are blessed, blessed, blessed with the Gurparsaad of SAT and become Sat. Therefore, Akal Purakh is SAT, His Naam is SAT Naam, and the ones who focus on SAT and completely surrender themselves to SAT with Tunn, Munn and Dhan and with trust, faith, devotion and unconditional love will become Sat Saroop.
sat saroop ridai jin maani-aa.
karan karaavan tin mool pachhaani-aa.
jaa kai ridai bisvaas parabh aa-i-aa.
tat gi-aan tis man paragtaa-i-aa.
bhai tay nirbha-o ho-ay basaanaa.
jis tay upji-aa tis maahi samaanaa.
basat maahi lay basat gadaa-ee.
taa ka-o bhinn na kahnaa jaa-ee.
boojhai boojhanhaar bibayk.
naaraa-in milay naanak ayk. ||2||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji has now very clearly given us this divine wisdom of the highest order about the transformation of the Hirda in to a SAT HIRDA.
Dhan Dhan Satguru Sahibans have been extremely kind on all of us. By virtue of their infinite kindness they have placed these priceless jewels of Puran Braham Gyan throughout Gurbani. The ones who listen to these divine words and catch them in their Hirda get pierced with the divine love and devotion. They are carried away into the Mansarovar by way of a complete transformation of their Hirda in to a SAT HIRDA.
Therefore, the ones who are fortunate to be blessed with this Gurparsaad of Puran Braham Gyan just give up everything to the super infinite divine power of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji with complete surrender. They place infinite trust, faith, devotion and unconditional love in their Guru and make this transformation of the Hirda in to a SAT HIRDA.
Maani-aa is a very high spiritual stage. When one gets in to such a stage He reaches Jivan Mukti as very clearly presented by Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji Nanak Patshah Ji in Jap Ji Sahib
“Manney Paawey Mokh Duaar”.
Maani-aa is going in to Mannan – deep meditation – Smadhee and Sunn Smadhee. That is the meaning of this divine Shabad. The ones who reach this stage go into infinite trust, faith, devotion and love for the Guru and transform their Hirda as SAT HIRDA. When this happens then all the Panj Karam Indrees and Panj Gyan Indrees go under the divine Hukam. Then the soul realizes in all the senses the presence of the Omnipresent in every creation, and how everything operates in the Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar Ji and that the SAT is the origin of every creation.
When the Hirda is transformed and becomes a SAT HIRDA under Puran Sachyari Rehat, then the Hirda is blessed with the Gurparsaad of infinite trust, faith, devotion and love in the Gur and Guru. When this level of trust is reached then such a soul is blessed with the Gurparsaad of the highest order which is Puran Tatt Gyan. This is the highest level of the spirituality and the ones who reach this level are very fortunate and are saved by the divine infinite powers of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar Ji. They never fall back into Maya. They are blessed with the Gurparsaad of winning over Maya and reach Jivan Mukti. Until this happens there is always a possibility of slipping back into lower levels due to the tests given by Maya.
Until the Bandgi reaches this Puran Stage we are under a constant scrutiny by the Akal Purakh by way of tests of Maya. Until the Hirda is transformed to a SAT HIRDA, there is always a possibility of slipping back. To be honest and upfront, this happens very often. There are a lot of people who keep on falling back and going back and forth until they realize this super infinite divine level of spirituality. So watching our daily Karni is very important, we need to make sure that we don’t commit any Asat Karams. This means that all our Karni should be under the Sato Birti and not Rajo and Tamo Birti of Maya. Sato Birti will eventually take us beyond Maya and our Hirda will be completely transformed and become a SAT HIRDA.
Winning over the Maya makes us fearless. Unless we win over Maya we can’t become fearless, and until we become fearless our Hirda can’t be transformed completely to a Sat Hirda. Becoming fearless means becoming detached or freed from Moh. Fearlessness is nothing but getting relieved of the fear of losing our worldly possessions, including our relationships. Anything that is visible is Maya and the fear of losing any such thing that is visible is Moh and attachment. Fearlessness is freedom from this kind of attachment and becoming detached to all these things which are being run by Maya. These are illusions, false and have no identity. These are just commodities that are given to us for living our life and will not go with us when our soul leaves the body. Our body is not even going to go with us. After death it will go back to the Panj Tatt that it came from. Therefore, fearlessness is a divine quality of a very high order and without becoming fearless we can’t defeat Maya and become a Sat Hirda.
Since God is Nirbhao, Fearless, we need to become fearless too in order to be one with Him. This is the way that will lead us to go beyond Maya and be one with the Almighty. It is a mandatory divine quality to become fearless. This divine quality along with other divine qualities transform our Hirda and make it a Sat Hirda. When that happens then we merge with the Origin, the Creator, the super infinite divine power of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. Therefore, transformation of Hirda to a Sat Hirda is the key to success and this will make it a place for the SAT to appear in all physical senses, and get filled with all the Gurparsaadi divine qualities the super infinite divine powers.
Trust, faith, devotion and love for the Gur and Guru will make this happen along with complete surrender to the Gur and Guru. It is so simple, yet people say it is very difficult to do, but look at it how simple it is to become a Sat Hirda. Just follow these divine words and we will be able to reach the heights of the spiritual world and be one with the Master.
The Master is infinitely simple and the one who is infinitely innocent and simple becomes a candidate for merger into the Master without any complications. Our simplicity and innocence pave our way to be one with our Master. When we are simple and innocent then the Master Himself takes us through the Puran Bandgi process. The more we are away from innocence and simplicity, the more difficult is our journey to Sach Khand. The ones who are extremely innocent and simple are very fortunate ones and make this journey to the Sach Khand very easily.
Sach Khand is nothing but the transformed SAT HIRDA. Sach Khand is the Hirda in which Truth, God, appears and fills it up with all the super infinite divine qualities and powers. At that stage there remains no difference between God Himself and the soul that has become SAT. This soul merges with the Nirgun Saroop of Akal Purakh, which is the Sat and the Origin of the creation. When this divine merger happens then no doubts remain and there is no more separation. God and the soul become one and there remains no difference between the soul and God Himself. This is a divine event and is called meeting with Akal Purakh. Therefore, the key to success is become a SAT Hirda, which can be achieved by focusing on Sat and Sat Naam Simran.
thaakur kaa sayvak aagi-aakaaree.
thaakur kaa sayvak sadaa poojaaree.
thaakur kay sayvak kai man parteet.
thaakur kay sayvak kee nirmal reet.
thaakur ka-o sayvak jaanai sang.
parabh kaa sayvak naam kai rang.
sayvak ka-o parabh paalanhaaraa.
sayvak kee raakhai nirankaaraa.
so sayvak jis da-i-aa parabh Dhaarai.
naanak so sayvak saas saas samaarai. ||3||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji is giving us the divine wisdom about the mahima of the one who becomes the Sat Hirda. Such souls have been called “Thaakur Kaa Sayvak” as after becoming the Sat Saroop these souls go into the complete service of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar Ji. All of their Karam Indrees and Gyan Inderees go under the direct control of Param Jyot Puran Parkash and in to Puran Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar Ji.
Whatever such souls do or perform living in the world, is for the betterment of the mankind, for the entire world and more specifically for the human race. Such souls just carry out the direct Hukam of Akal Purakh. Whatever they say, speak, do, write or deliver is the Gurparsaad and for the benefit of the Sat Sangat. They are continuously absorbed in the Amrit. Their Rom Rom gets filled with Amrit on a continuous basis, non-stop, and they hear the divine music Panch Shabad Anhad Naad – Akhand Kirtan on a continuous basis and forever – for all ages to come.
Such a “Thaakur Kaa Sayvak” is blessed with the divine gift of infinite trust, faith, devotion and love in Gur and Guru. Whatever such souls do all are SAT Karams and for the betterment of the Sat Sangat. Such souls speak, hear, serve and deliver the SAT – the eternal truth and nothing else. Their life goes into the service of the SAT. Their Sat Saroop Hirda is always and forever absorbed in Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji and all their Karni is pure and pious and for the benefit for the Sat Sangat.
God stands by the Thaakur Kaa Sayvak on a continuous basis. Whatever he does is under the Puran Hukam and is for the benefit for the ones who form His Sat Sangat. One thing we would like say here regarding the the Katha of a Puran Brahmgiani is that it is never planned as it is under the Puran Hukam of Akal Purakh Ji. So whatever comes out of the Rasna of such a soul is what is needed by the Sat Sangat sitting in His presence. Only those words will be delivered by Him which are needed to be learned and acted upon by the present Sat Sangat Ji. Therefore, whenever we go to such a Sat Sangat of a Puran Sant a Puran Brahmgiani please pay attention to what He is saying and follow His words, this will do wonders to our spiritual life.
Becoming a “Thakur Kaa Sayvak” is a Gurparsaad of very high level. Whatever such a soul says is the eternal truth and is for sure will happen to us if we follow His words with a complete surrender to Him with Tunn, Munn and Dhan. Dhan Dhan Shri akal Purakh Ji takes care of these souls by all means under all kinds of circumstances. The ones who earn the Gurparsaad of God’s infinite kindness are very fortunate ones because God takes care of them by Himself for everything.
There is a very interesting and unique relationship between the God and the Sayvak. Even though in the eyes of the people he is merely a Sayvak, for God He is everything. God is so kind that He places all His eternal treasures at the disposal of a Sayvak. But at the same time the Sayvak spends every breath under the Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar Ji. This is the infinite kindness on the part of the God that makes everything happen for the Sayvak and gives Him all the Wadyaaee, but at the same time Sayvak gives back the Wadyaaee to the God Himself, in His infinite love, trust, faith and devotion. The two of them are same, yet keep on playing this interesting and surprising play with each other.
Whatever words are said by such a Sayvak are honored by the God. It is believed that all the Ridhis and Sidhis are sitting at the feet of such souls and whenever and whatever they say these Ridhis and Sidhis start to make those words happen in the real sense. There is just so much divine power, infinite divine power that is given to the Sayvak.
There is another very important fact about Seva that needs to be understood and that is only those deeds are regarded as Seva if they are conducted without any expectations or pay back. This is called Nishkaam Seva, meaning the Seva behind which there is no desire, no Kamna. Only Nishkaam Seva will help us to become a Sayvak.
apunay jan kaa pardaa dhaakai.
apnay sayvak kee sarpar raakhai.
apnay daas ka-o day-ay vadaa-ee.
apnay sayvak ka-o naam japaa-ee.
apnay sayvak kee aap pat raakhai.
taa kee gat mit ko-ay na laakhai.
parabh kay sayvak ka-o ko na pahoochai.
parabh kay sayvak ooch tay oochay.
jo parabh apnee sayvaa laa-i-aa.
naanak so sayvak dah dis paragtaa-i-aa. ||4||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji Arjan Dev Ji is very kindly describing the ones who become SAT Hirda – Sat Saroop. This is the height of the divine love between the God and His Bhagat. God’s love is infinite and is beyond description,. It is not possible to measure this divine love. The same is true for the Bhagat. There is no limit on the divine love that fills up the SAT HIRDA. Both God and the Bhagat’s love is infinite and is beyond description.
This can only be experienced and not described. It is very simple to get a glimpse of this divine love. Just surrender completely at the Charans of a SAT Hirda and start to experience this divine love. This happens the moment our Hirda goes in to complete surrender mode. From this point onward our spiritual journey will go on a fast track and we will have such spiritual experiences that we will not even be able to describe. The spiritual realizations can’t be described in words, these divine achievements can only be personally experienced.
When one reaches this divine stage of complete transformation of the Hirda in to a Sat Hirda then this Sat Hirda is bound to appear in all directions, all over the world, this is a divine Hukam and it has to happen. There is no way that such a soul can confine Himself and not reveal Himself to the outside world. God is so kind that He makes such a soul’s mahima appear all over in all directions in the entire universe.
There is a misbelief in the minds of many people, that by sharing their spiritual experiences with others they will lose their spiritual progress. It is true that we need to stay in utmost humbleness and humility, but there is no way that we will lose our spirituality by sharing our spiritual experiences with other people. However, we should not be boasting about our spiritual experiences, and we should stay away from ego and Ahankaar. By remaining in utmost humility and humbleness we can share our spiritual experiences in order to motivate others to get united with the Naam and dedicate themselves with complete surrender to the Gur and Guru. This piece of divine wisdom shows that this is a misbelief and only an illusion and there is no truth in it.
Many people who take “Khande Batta Ki Pahul” from Panj Pyare go into a state of ego instead of going into humbleness. They think that they have become superior because they have become “Amritdhari” without knowing the real divine of being an Amritdhari.
In the real divine sense the Amritdhari is the one who has become a Sat Hirda and has reached the Puran Braham Gyan Stage, Puran Tatt Gyan stage and has been blessed with the Param Padvi. A Puran Brahmgiani is an Amritdhari. A Puran Sant is an Amritdhari. A Satgur is an Amritdhari. Becoming an Amritdhari is the last stage of Puran Bandgi. The false sense of becoming aa Amritdhari just by taking “Khanda Batta Ki Pahul” has plagued the entire community. It is a dangerous illusion.
The mahima of a Sat Hirda can’t be hidden. It is bound to come out and appear all over the entire universe. This is the height of divine love that Akal Purakh Ji has for His Bhagat. When the Bhagat appears all over due to this Hukam of the Akal Purakh, then there are a lot of negative elements that come into the picture against such a soul. Whenever they do anything to harm the Bhagat, then God appears in some form or another and protects the Bhagat. Such as when Bhagat Prahalad Ji was protected by Bhagwan Narsingh. Bhagat Naamdev Ji was protected by God too. As was Sant Kabir Ji when people tied him up with a chain and threw him into the river Ganga. Similarly, if anybody tries to create trouble for a Bhagat then have no doubt that God takes care of His Bhagat.
No ordinary human being can compare himself with the Bhagat. Nobody can compete with the Bhagat. How can somebody compete with somebody who has become an infinite Hirda? Due to prejudice and malice, some people try to harm the Bhagat, but there is no way anybody can harm a Bhagat as God is always and forever with Him and in Him.
God makes the mahima of a Bhagat appear in the world to show people that He is no different than God Himself. The mahima of the Sat Hirda is infinite. It is beyond description. Becoming a Sat Hirda is a Gurparsaad of a very high level, therefore, we should pray for the Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. If we find a Sat Hirda then we should completely surrender to such a soul with Tunn, Munn and Dhan and with trust, faith, devotion and love and achieve the Gurparsaad. The ones who are blessed with this Gurparsaad go into Naam Simran, Smadhi, Sunn Smadhi and eventually become Sat Hirda, and a Sat Hirda is a Savyk, a Sat Hirda is a Jan.
neekee keeree meh kal raakhai.
bhasam karai laskar kot laakhai.
jis kaa saas na kaadhat aap.
taa ka-o raakhat day kar haath.
maanas jatan karat baho bhaat.
tis kay kartab birthay jaat.
maarai na raakhai avar na ko-ay.
sarab jee-aa kaa raakhaa so-ay.
kaahay soch karahi ray paraanee.
jap naanak parabh alakh vidaanee. ||5||
Life is the real divine wealth that has been given to us by Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. This divine wealth of life is like a blank check that has been signed by Akal Purakh Ji in our name. This is the divine super infinite power that is called life that runs our physical body. It keeps it together and powers it to perform and live in this world.
We all are very fortunate to be born with human lives on this Earth. The question is how this is a blank check and how can we cash it? The answer is simple. Each breath we take is priceless. Ask a dying man if he can buy just one additional breath? Even if he is willing to pay the sum total of all the worldly wealth accumulated in his lifetime, can he purchase one additional breath? No. There is an example from history of Alexander the Great. When he returned from India on his way back to Greece to see his mother he fell ill and was near to death. There was now no chance of him seeing his mother before he died. In life he had amassed the wealth of all the world but in sickness he became powerless. He announced that if somebody could give him some more time to live he would give all of his kingdom to them. But, there is nothing that could change the Hukam for him. He died broken and unfulfilled without reaching his mother.
A similar thing happen to the king Ghaznavi, who attacked India 17 times and collected all the wealth and brought it back to Kabul. In the pursuit of wealth he didn’t even spare the temples and looted all of them. He raped young girls and performed further heinous crimes too. He was successful in collecting much wealth. When he came back the seventeenth time, after looting and raping, he felt great and proud of his achievement. However, he had one son who had no interest in his wealth. Ghaznavi became worried about who would take care of the wealth after he died. He was in this state of mind when he was blessed with a curse of unimaginable proportions. He became physically paralyzed and became totally handicapped. He was blessed with this curse so he could realize he had committed so many heinous crimes in pursuit of wealth. He realised his wealth had absolutely no value for him now. He realised that all this great wealth could not cure him of his paralysis and that he has been punished by Allah for all his crimes.
Both these men were great heroes of their time. They were famous because of their wealth and power, but in the end they were turned into real beggars. Actually, they could not even beg to get what they wanted. They were not granted what they needed, but at least they realized their wrongdoings. They bore the punishment for their wrongdoings and began clearing their karma.
The lesson to be learned here is that this life is a priceless gift that has been given to us. This human life is the real divine wealth and should be spent in collecting the treasures that will bring us divinity and spirituality, that will bring us Jivan Mukti, that will bring us a union with God and make us a King of 14 Lok Parlok.
The divine way we can cash this blank check is by achieving the Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. With the Gurparsaad, God will protect us and will make sure that our life stays intact and is used for serving and delivering the truth to the masses and is not wasted as the lives of these two heroes were.
We have an true life experience in this life time that we would like to share with the Sat Sangat Ji. This incident that happened in this life of this Sevak which basically was the first turning point towards spirituality. This happened when we were at the age of around 35 years when we were involved in an almost fatal road accident. In the early morning hours we had a strange dream. Some people with black robes came and told us that they had come to take us with them. We walked out of the house with them, while just still outside of the house a group of people with white robes stopped the people with black robes and told them, “You can’t take him away. Let him stay over here.” Then they brought us back to the house. The same day mid morning we met with this almost fatal road accident, but everybody thanked Almighty for forgiving us and saving our life.
Whilst in hospital one of our Bhooa Ji came to see us and told us that God has saved our life (exact Punjabi words; “Rub Ney Tenu Haath Dey Key Rakh Leya Hai”) and from that moment onwards we have always remembered her words. Later on when we started reciting Sukhmani we read these divine words and always have remembered them too :-
“Jis Kaa Saas Naa Kadhat Aap.
Tis Ko Rakhat Dey Kar Haath.”
That is what happened with us and from that moment onward we very sincerely remembered these words. As a result of this accident we had to stay home for almost three months to recover from the bodily injuries. That was the time when we started reading Jap Ji for the first time. It became a daily practice, we enjoyed reading Jap Ji, it gave us a lot of mental and physical strength. After some weeks we started reading Sukhmani Sahib as well, and it became a daily routine during my stay at home. The good thing was that with Akal Purakh’s Kirpa, the trust and belief in Gurbani became better and better.
It was a blessing in disguise. The suffering became a prescription for the soul :-
“Dukh Daroo Sukh Rog Bhayea”
This verse became true for us.
The underlying divine truth behind these true stories is that whatever is written in Gurbani does happen to us in our daily life. The ones who learn from these happenings and change their course accordingly move on the path of truth. They take advantage and go higher in spirituality. The ones who don’t learn any lessons and just carry on as they are, remain drenched in the scum of Maya forever.
The divine truth is that everything that happens is under the Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. He has written the divine laws to run His infinite kingdom. Our deeds are judged on the basis of these divine laws and form the course for our future destiny. We all try to do things our way and sometimes when there is success we feel happy, but many times when things don’t go as we wanted, we feel disappointed. Continuous disappointments lead to mental depressions and other ailments. However, even the happiness from success is short lived and we begin to pursue more desires hoping for another glimpse of happiness. In this way our entire life passes away and the end comes.
The important thing to understand is this divine wisdom, that everything happens in accordance with the divine laws and these divine laws are nothing but the Hukam of Akal Purakh. He can place all His divine powers in an ant and make it so powerful that nothing can equal the ant and it can become so powerful that a small ant can reduce millions to ashes. This means that His super divine infinite power should not be under estimated and should not be taken for granted. This is a known truth that when an ant goes inside the nose (Soond) of an elephant, it can be so powerful that it can kill the elephant.
Creation and destruction is a part of His divine play and anything that is absolutely unimaginable to the human mind can also happen, and it happens. Look at the Tsunami that hit the Indian Ocean a couple of years back and if we look back in history we find so many more examples of natural disasters. Therefore, the solution to all these issues is only one and that is to become a Sat Hirda, and this transformation can happen only with the Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva- Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar.
Whenever we refer to the Shabad “Hirda” we don’t mean the physical heart that pumps our blood, but the Hirda is one of the Sat Sarovars that is a part of our soul – Suksham Dehi and not the physical body. This Sat Sarovar is located in the spine area right behind the middle of our chest. This Sat Sarovar is illuminated with the Gurparsaad of Naam Amtit – Sat Naam. This is a source of infinite divine powers and is a place for all the divine qualities, which are nothing but all the divine powers. When the Hirda becomes a Sat Hirda then it gets filled with all these divine powers and takes us to the heights of the spiritual world.
baaraN baar baar parabh japee-ai.
pee amrit ih man tan Dharpee-ai.
naam ratan jin gurmukh paa-i-aa.
tis kichh avar naahee daristaa-i-aa.
naam Dhan naamo roop rang.
naamo sukh har naam kaa sang.
naam ras jo jan tariptaanay.
man tan naameh naam samaanay.
oothat baithat sovat naam.
kaho naanak jan kai sad kaam. ||6||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji is very kindly is giving us the divine wisdom about the mahima of Naam in this Pauri. The entire Gurbani is the mahima of Akal Purakh Ji, mahima of His Naam, mahima of the Sants and Bhagats. Mahima of Naam transforms those who are blessed with the Gurparsaad of Naam and the ones who save this Gurparsaad and completely surrender themselves with Tunn, Munn and Dhan to their Guru with trust, faith, devotion and love. Such a soul’s Hirda is transformed to a Sat Hirda and those who become Sat Hirda are called Gurmukhs.
Gurmukh is a very high spiritual state of the Hirda. It is a Sat Hirda, it is a Sant Hirda. A Puran Brahmgiani is a Gurmukh. Please be careful when we are using this divine Shabad for anybody, because this divine Shabad Gurmukh is used very loosely amongst the Sangat. Therefore, the mahima of Naam is a Gurmukh, who is nothing but a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani, a Puran Khalsa.
The Shabad Amrit comprises of two Shabads: “Mrit” and “A”. The Shabad “Mrit” means :-
- the one that is dead,
- that which is perishable,
- that which has a limited life and will diminish when the life is over,
- that which is under the control of the cycle of time and space,
- that which takes birth in time and space and vanishes or dies in time and space when the life is over.
The one who dies will also take birth, will keep reincarnating to take birth and to die again and again.
The Shabad “A” means No. So “A-mrit” means the One who :-
- doesn’t die,
- is beyond time and space,
- is beyond the cycle of birth and death
- is never born and never dies.
Therefore, the Shabad Amrit is not just a Shabad, it is :-
- The identity of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar Ji.
- The Naam of Dhan Dhan Nirankaar, and nothing less.
- The Naam of the Nirgun Saroop Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar.
- Tthe Naam of Param Jyot Puran Parkash.
- The divine music Anhad Shabad of Dhan Dhan Sat Purakh.
Therefore, only God Himself is the Amrit and nothing less than that is Amrit . Everything else is Mrit.
This Amrit resides within us. This means that our human life is existent only due to this Amrit. The life in us is due to this Jyot. The moment this Jyot is pulled by the Almighty, our body becomes dead. The breathing and blood flow in our body is due to this Jyot only. And after the Jyot leaves, the body becomes just a piece of dirt, it becomes lifeless, becomes a hazard for the others, so it has to be cremated.
The Jyot in the real sense is the life or the Eternal Truth. This Jyot inside is us is ignited with the Gurparsaad of Naam. This Naam Rattan Amrit is a Gurparsaad and when blessed with this Gurparsaad our Hirda goes into divine peace. We go into deep meditation, which is called Smadhee and Sunn Smadhee and this Gurparsaad eventually transforms us completely and makes us a Sat Hirda and makes us a Gurmukh. Therefore, focusing on the Gurparsaad of Naam is the key to success.
There are many people who are not blessed with this Gurparsaad, but that doesn’t mean that they should not focus on Naam and do Naam Simran. They should also focus on Naam Simran and keep on praying for the Gurparsaad. They will, eventually depending on their Karni, also be blessed with the Gurparsaad. But, the ones who are blessed with the Gurparsaad should dedicate themselves to their Guru with Tunn, Munn and Dhan with trust, faith, devotion and love and stay focused on their Bandgi and eventually be blessed with Sat Hirda and become a Gurmukh.
Blessing of Gurparsaad will take us to Karam Khand and our real Bandgi will start from here. Our Bandgi account will be opened in the Dargah and whenever we go in to Naam Simran our Simran will be counted in the Dargah and we will start to collect the Naam Dhan. This Naam Dhan is the real divine treasure that will pave our way to complete realization and transformation of our Hirda to a Sat Hirda.
A Sat Hirda sees the Omnipresent everywhere. For seeing God in every creation third eye which is called divine eye helps, this is also called Gyan Neytar. When all the Sat Sarovars are illuminated with the Amrit and all the Bajjar Kappaats open, then through the tenth door – Dassam Duaar there is a permanent connection formed with the Mansarovar-Gursagar – Amrit Sagar. The Hirda brightens with the Param Jyot Puran Parkash, and the soul is enlightened with the Atam Rus – Puran Braham Gyan – Puran Tatt Gyan.
The Tatt Gyan or Puran Braham Gyan doesn’t come by reading Gurbani or reading any amount of the writings. The Gyan comes from within our own soul, from various Sat Sarovars from within our own Suksham Dehi. This is all due to the Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. It is believed and it is a divine truth that the Bandgi process can’t be completed without going into the Seva – Parupkaar. And then after completion of Bandgi, winning over Maya, going into Seva of Maha Parupkaar, which is serving and delivering the truth to the masses and help them do their Bandgi and union with God.
Let us try to understand the mahima of Naam Simran and how the divine process of Naam Simran works.
The ones who are blessed with the Bandgi in Karam Khand go in to Ajapaa Jaap, which is the spiritual condition of a person when the Simran goes on an auto pilot mode in our Surat and then in Hirda.
It means that Simran becomes a round the clock thing inside you, Simran doesn’t stop at any moment, it carries on and such a condition comes with Gurkirpa and after a lot of Bhagti Kamai or can also be attained with the Kirpa of a Puran Braham Gyani. The normal sequence is as follows:
1. Jaap with Tounge – Rasna – this happens in Dharam Khand
2. Jaap with the breathing – with Swaas – this happens in Gyan Khand and Saram Khand
3. Then Naam goes into your mind – Surat, in your thinking, then it becomes Simran from Jaap – this is a very good stage – this happens in Saram Khand and Karam Khand – some people go into Smadhi at this stage.
4. The next stage is when Simran goes into Hirdey – this one is even much higher stage when Naam goes into Hirdey – this is where it goes on an automatic mode, this is where the real bhagti starts, one goes into Smadhi and Sun Smadhi– Karam Khand – this is when you go into Smadhi and the real bhagti starts, your bhagti account is opened in the Dargah.
5. The next stage is when Simran travels to the Nabhi, when Nabhi Kamal blossoms – Karam Khand
6. The next Stage is when Simran goes into Kundlini – Mooladhaar Chakkar and spine – Karam Khand
7. The next stage is when Simran travels through the spine to the brain, and back to Surat where it completes the cycle. This is what the real Mala of Naam is. When this happens then the Gyan Netter and Dassam Duaar opens and you form a permanent connection with Akal Purakh, you start to get divine knowledge – Braham Gyan. This happens in Sach Khand. Enjoyment – Anand in Smadhi and Sun Smadhi is beyond description. That is why the Maha Purakhs go into very deep meditation some time for days together. You experience a lot of things during your Smadhi and Sun Smadhi, see a lot of things, meet a lot of Sants, Gurus, see Param Jyot, conversation with the Sants and Akal Purakh and what not, it is beyond description what happens and through what you go when you go into deep meditation. This is the stage when all the doors – Bajjar Kapaat are opened and there is a continuous flow of Amrit, body is always full of Amrit.
8. The Simran in Smadhi and Sun Smadhi continues until NIRGUN AND SARGUN becomes one, at this point Simran goes into rom-rom – every bit of your body does Naam Simran, your Suksham Dehi becomes as pure as gold, your entire body is filled with Naam Amrit all the time. You become Braham Leen, and reach Atal Awastha. These stages are beyond description. Sat Chit Anand Ghar Hamare – Gurmukh Rom Rom Har Dhyae – Nirgun Sargun Nirankaar Sun Smadhi Aap, Apan Kia Nanka Apan Hi Fir Jaap and so on. One lives in Puran Parkash all the time and listens to Ilahi Kirtan – Anhad Naad Dhunis all the time. It is just incredible experience. This is when one becomes Sat Ram Dass and is directed by the Almighty to serve the Sangat. And this is what your target should be when you have been prompted to move on the Bhagti Marg.
Therefore, let us focus on Naam Simran and keep on praying for the Gurparsaad to make our this human life sublime.
bolhu jas jihbaa din raat.
parabh apnai jan keenee daat.
karahi bhagat aatam kai chaa-ay.
parabh apnay si-o raheh samaa-ay.
jo ho-aa hovat so jaanai.
parabh apnay kaa hukam pachhaanai.
tis kee mahimaa ka-un bakhaana-o.
tis kaa gun kahi ayk na jaan-o.
aath pahar parabh baseh hajooray.
kaho naanak say-ee jan pooray. ||7||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji is very kindly giving us the divine wisdom about the mahima of a Sat Hirda which Satguru Ji has also decorated with the noun of “Jan Pooray.” This also means a Puran Purakh.
Jan Pooray or Puran Purakh are the ones :-
- who with the Gurkirpa and Gurparsaad get enlightened with Param Jyot Puran Parkash in the Hirda,
- whose Rom Rom goes in to Naam,
- whose entire body gets filled with Amrit, and not only it gets filled with Naam Amrit but the Amrit starts to flow out,
- who defeat Maya and win over their own mind, whose mind is basically eliminated and their five senses and five Karam Indrees go into the direct Hukam of Akal Purakh,
- who reach the Puran Braham Gyan, Puran Tatt Gyan stage, and are blessed with Atam Rus Amrit, the highest Amrit,
- who are blessed with Param Padvi and become Jivan Mukt, fill up their Hirda with all the divine powers – divine qualities,
- who become one with God and merge in Him.
Such souls are always absorbed in the mahima of Akal Purakh with the Gurparsaad. Their trust in God is infinite, their faith in Almighty is infinite, their devotion is infinite, their love is infinite and keeps on enhancing with every second that passes. They just remain absorbed in God on a continuous basis. The Puran Braham Gyan stage is the highest stage of the Bandgi process and the ones who are blessed with the Puran Braham Gyan live their lives in Puran Hukam. Their words always come true, provided our trust, faith, devotion and love to them is intact. Their divine wisdom is phenomenal and is unmatched. They have access to all kind of divine wisdom and can tap into the Mansarovar whenever needed and bring out the desired or required wisdom to the Sat Sangat.
The mahima of such souls is beyond description, they can’t be judged. Many people make the mistake of judging a Puran Sant and by doing so they create trouble for themselves. Many people become slanderers when they try to judge a Puran Sant and by doing so they invite alot of trouble. Slandering of a Puran Sant is a heinous Dargahi crime of the highest order and results with all the punishments described in Astpadi 13. Therefore, please always and forever keep in mind not to judge a Puran Sant and never ever slander such a soul. Infact, slandering anybody or any part of the creation is bad. By slandering we wash the sins of the one who is being slandered. We basically clean the dirt of the one who is being slandered with our Rasna.
The only thing we need to know and feel is the peace in our mind when we go in to the Sat Sangat of such a soul. If our mind goes in to peace under the Chattar of such a soul then it means that we can benefit from His Sat Sangat. It is the divine truth that anybody who goes under the Chattar of a Puran Purakh with trust, faith, devotion and love is sure to go in to peace. The ones who surrender completely to such a soul with Tunn, Munn and Dhan go into Karam Khand and Naam goes in to their Surat and Mind instantaneously. Some people go into Smadhee and Sunn Smadhee right there and then.
The Hirda of a Puran Purakh is filled with all the divine qualities and there remains no difference between Him and God. A Puran Purakh is a living God on earth. We need to keep this divine wisdom in our mind forever that only a Puran Brahmgiani can know another Puran Brahmgiani. Infact, they don’t even need to judge or talk to each other for knowing each other. It is beyond the comprehension of a common person to judge a Puran Brahmgiani. Therefore, even a thought about making such a judgment is a criminal act and we should all stay away from doing so.
It is a divine truth that there is an infinite Chattar on the head of a Puran Purakh, there is so much Parkash as much as seven Suns will not be able to provide, both in over and around the Head and in Hirda, and 1000 Suns Parkash at the Charans of such a soul. That is why so much divine importance is given to the Charans of a Puran Purakh. That is why the Mahima of such a soul is beyond description, it is basically infinite, so how can it be described?
man mayray tin kee ot layhi.
man tan apnaa tin jan deh.
jin jan apnaa parabhoo pachhaataa.
so jan sarab thok kaa daataa.
tis kee saran sarab sukh paavahi.
tis kai daras sabh paap mitaaveh.
avar si-aanap saglee chhaad.
tis jan kee too sayvaa laag.
aavan jaan na hovee tayraa.
naanak tis jan kay poojahu sad pairaa. ||8||17||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji Arjan Dev Ji is giving us this priceless jewel of divine wisdom about what we need to do in order to be blessed with the Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Puran Bandgi and Seva – Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar.
Satguru Ji is very kindly telling us that the Seva of such souls who are called Puran Purakh, Puran Sant, Puran Brahmgiani, Puran Khalsa will help us in achieving this Gurparsaad. He has made it very clear that we should completely surrender to such a soul whom we have learned about in this Astpadi, the one who is called a Puran Purakh. This is the same as a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani, a Puran Khalsa.
Please always and forever keep in mind that this surrender should be with trust, faith, devotion and love. Without it it will not be a surrender at all. By surrendering completety our Bandgi process goes into the fast track and we are blessed with Karam (God’s Grace) and our Bandgi goes directly into Karam Khand. Then we go into Smadhee very soon afterwards. Our bandgi account is opened instantaneously in the Dargah.
When we go into complete surrender then just listen to the words of the Puran Purakh to whom we have surrendered with Tunn, Munn and Dhan, and just follow His words as Sat Bachans. Once we start doing that we start feeling the difference right away and our spiritual progress is very rewarding and unimaginable.
Leaving aside our own mind or more appropriately killing our own mind means leaving aside our own wisdom and the worldly wisdom and following the Sat Bachans of such a Puran Purakh. This does wonders to our spiritual progress. Leaving aside or killing our own wisdom and worldly wisdom and following the Sat Bachans of a Puran Purakh is the key to success.
A lot of people start looking at the logic behinf what they hear from such a Puran Purakh and they start to make a judgment about what he says. Such people don’t gain anything by sitting in the Sat Sangat and come back blank and make no progress. Please keep in mind that there is no logic behind spirituality. There is no logic behind the presence of infinite divine power. There is no logic behind what Gurbani says. The logic is a limitation of the human brain and divinity is beyond logic. Where logic ends divinity takes over, so never ever look for any logic and just follow the words of a Puran Purakh and see what happens and how our spiritual progress is effected.
Just having the darshan of such a soul is so rewarding that it can’t be described. Provided we go with a complete surrender of Tunn, Munn and Dhan and with trust, faith, devotion and love, then just with the darshans all our sins are washed away. Once we do so and go under the Chattar of such a soul, then Maya doesn’t come near us. Infact, Maya doesn’t dare come near us and that is how we go in to peace and Smadhee instantaneously.
The Darshans of such a soul are so rewarding they are beyond the comprehension of a normal person. But here are a few of the rewards of having Darshan of such a soul :-
- achieving the Gurparsaad instantaneously,
- washing all the sins instantaneously,
- going in to Naam Simran instantaneously,
- going in to Smadhee instantaneously,
- no effect of Maya,
- being blessed with the Gurparsaad of Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva,
- being blessed with the Suhag and becoming a Suhagan and so on.
The Mahima of the Darshans of such souls is beyond description. These rewards are proportional to our degree of surrender and level of trust, faith, devotion and love for such a Puran Purakh. Basically, we are given access to all the eternal treasures and it is up to us how mmany of these eternal treasures we can collect.
For Puran Bandgi Puran Sachaa vishvaas, Puran Sache Shardha and Puran Sachee Preet is mandatory. It is not possible to measure these divine attributes, but as these are enhanced in the Bandgi process, then we do cross that fine line and go into the other side, which is Dargah and take a dip in the Mansarovar.
In an ordinary life we follow our own wisdom and the worldly wisdom, but for Puran Samarpan, for complete surrender, we have to leave these aside and give up everything at the Charans of a Puran Purakh and then see what happens to us. The end result of this surrender will be that we will become like the one to whom we surrendered. We will become Jivan Mukt and will be relieved of going through the cycle of birth and death. That is the objective of this human life and that is why this human life has been given to us.
Such a Puran Purakh has been called “Sarabh Thok Kaa Dataa.” This is the living God on Earth who has infinite divine powers, who owns all the eternal treasures and who becomes capable of giving us Jivan Mukti. The only thing is that we have to go into complete surrender mode at His Charans. So please look at our own self and make a judgment as to where we stand as of now and work towards making this life meet its objective of achieving Jivan Mukti by achieving the Gurparsaad.