sat purakh jin jaani-aa satgur tis kaa naa-o.
tis kai sang sikh uDhrai naanak har gun gaa-o. ||1||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj Ji has been so kind to us all by giving these priceless jewels of Puran Braham Gyan. By understanding them with the Gurkirpa Gurparsaad we can achieve the objective of this human life, which is to achieve Jivan Mukt.
A Jivan Mukt is a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani a Satgur, a Puran Khalsa. All these are different divine names given to the same soul, there is no difference between them, they are all the same and they are spiritually same. In this Ashtpadi Dhan Dhan Satgur Pancham Patshah Ji has very kindly given us divine wisdom and divine truth about who is a Satgur.
Many Sikhs around the globe are living in the biggest illusion that there is no Satgur. Maning they believe that there is no living Satgur after Dassam Patshah Ji Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj. The preachers have made the present Sangat believe that Dhan Dhan Satgur Dassam Patshah Ji pronounced Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as the Satgur after Him and told the Sangat to follow Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as the Guru.
There has never been a doubt about the divine truth that Gurbani is the Guru. There has never been any doubt about the divine truth that Gurbani is Sat. There has never been any doubt about the divine truth that Gurbani is the Gyan Saroop of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. There has never been any doubt about the divine truth that Gurbani has come from Akal Purakh. Therefore there has never been any doubt about this divine truth that Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is the Satguru since it came into existence with the blessings of Dhan Dhan Pancham Patshah Ji Satgur Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj.
Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji has always been the Gyan Saroop of Dhan Dhan Akal Purakh Ji – the Gyan Guru – Gurshabad – Shabad Guru. This means that Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is the Puran Braham Gyan and we all have been very kindly blessed with this Gyan Saroop of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji since its inception that was again very kindly blessed by Dhan Dhan Pancham Patshah Ji.
However, we undermine Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji – or Gurbani (which we very commonly use as Puran Braham Gyan, Shabad Guru, Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji) when we refuse to abide by the divine truth that is presented in the Gurbani. Gurbani is the Puran Braham Gyan – divine wisdom which tells us the Mahima of Naam. Gurbani is the Puran Braham Gyan – divine wisdom that tells us the Mahima of the Akal Purakh or at least gives us the glimpse of Akal Purakh’s Mahima. Gurbani is the Puran Braham Gyan – divine wisdom that tells us the Mahima of Puran Sant, Puran Bhagat, Puran Brahmgiani, Puran Khalsa, Satgur, Gurmukh, Jan, Gursikh, Puran Purakh and such entities who were and who gets blessed with the Param Padvi and the ones who become one with Almighty, those who merge in Akal Purakh and become Jivan Mukt.
Gurbani tells us repeatedly :-
· To follow a Puran Sant,
· To follow a Puran Brahmgiani,
· To follow a Puran Khalsa,
· To follow a Satgur,
· To completely surrender at the Charans a Puran Sant,
· To dedicate ourselves at the Charans of a Puran Brahmgiani with Tunn Munn and Dhan,
· that the key to the success is a complete surrender at the Charans of a Satgur a Puran Khalsa.
Therefore, it is absolutely clearly explained in Gurbani that our spiritual success is dependent upon our dedication to a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani, a Puran Khalsa, a Satgur. Our spiritual progress will depend upon how much we surrender at the Charans of a Sat Roop Puran Sant, a Satgur, a Puran Brahmgiani, a Puran Khalsa.
The source of the Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi is a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani, a Satgur, a Puran Khalsa and without such an entity we can succeed in our Bandgi. Ultimately we will have to go to the Charans of such a soul and completely surrender ourself for getting blessed with the Gurparsaad for achieving Jivan Mukti. Therefore, it is a false belief that we bow only to Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and no one else. The biggest illusion that has plagued most of the Sangat is that there is no need to follow a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani, a Satgur, a Puran Khalsa.
It is only a illusion that there has not been any Satgur after Dassam Patshah Ji. Yes, it is a divine truth that all the Gurus were Guru Avtars and their spiritual levels are unmatched and nobody can claim or can be at their spiritual levels, and nobody may ever be able to do the things that were done by Dhan Dhan Guru Sahibans. But, that doesn’t tell us that there can’t be any more Puran Sants, Puran Brahmgianis, Puran Khalsas, Satgurus during the time after Satguru Sahibans.
Satgur Dassam Patshah Ji has called a Puran Khalsa a Satgur, and so much so He has very kindly said that Khalsa is His Roop. He with His utmost kindness created five Puran Khalsas – Puran Brahmgianis who were called Panj Pyare. They were Panj Puran Khalsas, Puran Brahmgianis and there have been so many Puran Brahmgianis following these Panj Puran Khalsas and continuing their line that even intoday’s world there are Puran Brahmgianis. Dhan Dhan Satgur Pancham Patshah Ji has very kindly called a Puran Brahmgiani Nirankaaraa, Parmesar, Puran Purakh Vidhataa, Sarabh Shristi Ka Karta. Dhan Dhan Satgur Pancham Patshah Ji has also called a Sadhu as there being no difference between God and Sadhu.
Dhan Dhan Satgur Nanak Ji Maharaj has given so much divine importance to a Gursikh, a Gurmukh, a Jan, a Bhagat, a Sant and so on. Dhan Dhan Satguru Sahibans have repeatedly urged us to go at the Charans of such souls as Puran Sant, Puran Brahmgiani, Satgur. Dhan Dhan Sant Kabir Ji has said that there is no difference between a Sant and God Himself. Ashtpadis six, seven and eight explain the Mahima of a Sadh, Mahima of a Brahmgiani and the Mahima of a Apras the one who makes us like Him if we dedicate everything to Him. That is what was done by the five Puran Khalsas that were created and blessed by Dassam Pita Ji.
They basically gave everything to the Satgur. they gave their heads to their Satgur. They completely surrendered themselves to their Satguru and were blessed with the Gurparsaad instantaneously and their souls were elevated to the levels of a Puran Brahmgiani, they became Puran Khalsas.
Unfortunately only five came forward at that time to surrender themselves to the Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji, but fortunately for these five. However, it was unfortunate for the remaining thousands, as they missed the divine opportunity to become Puran Khalsas too at that time. Had more come forward and surrendered to the Satgur at that time they would also have become Puran Khalsas. And look at the kindness of the Satgur He offered a divine opportunity to thousands of them who were in the Sat Sangat at that time, but only five were fortunate to become Puran Khalsas. Therefore, in light of the Puran Braham Gyan of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji this is only and only an illusion not to follow such souls which are called in Gurbani as a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani, Satgur, Puran Khalsa.
By not following such souls we will undermine the Guruship of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and if we do so then we are not respecting Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji even as a Guru. So in the real divine sense we will be accepting Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as our Guru if we follow what the Guru is telling us to do and not follow the untrue and distorted prevailing practices in the society which have been wrongfully preached by those who are not even authorized to preach.
Please keep one thing always and forever a very important divine truth, that just by doing Matha Tekna to Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji we are not accepted as a true disciple and that Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji doesn’t authorize us to call it as our Guru. In the real divine sense, Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji will become our Guru only when and if we follow Gurbani in our daily life, that we live our life according to the Gurmat – Gurbani. Nothing less then that will make we a true disciple of the Guru. Doing Gurbani in our daily life will make we a true disciple and not just by doing Matha Tekna or reading or listening to Gurbani we will become a true disciple. Becoming Gurbani by doing Gurbani is the key to success and this is the only way to respect Shri Guru Granth Sahib as the Guru.
According to Gurbani only the ones who reach the Puran Awastha and reach the Puran Bandgi stage, and are blessed by Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji to preach to the Sangat are authorized to preach and not anybody else. The ones who become preachers without reaching the Puran Awastha are Dargahi criminals and don’t do any good to anybody, but put the innocent Sangat in these kinds of illusions by their false preaching practices.
In this divine Shalok Satgur Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly giving us the divine wisdom – Puran Braham Gyan about who is called a Satgur and what we need to do to reach the Jivan Mukti in this human life. Sat Purakh is the divine noun given to Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji and the one who merges in the Sat Purakh becomes a Satgur. The one who reaches the Param Padvi is a Satgur, the one who reaches the Puran Braham Gyan stage is the Satgur, the one who reaches the Puran Tatt Gyan stage becomes a Satgur, the one who is blessed with the Atum Rus becomes a Satgur, the one who becomes a Sat Hirda and with Puran Param Jyot Parkash becomes a Satgur, the one who becomes a Puran Sant Hirda is a Satgur. Please always and forever keep this thing in our mind and have a clear understanding of this divine truth that SAT is the Guru, Dehi is not the Guru means physical body is not the Guru, physical body is Maya and is perishable. So the physical body is not and can’t be the Guru, the Param Jyot Puran Parkash is the Guru. So whenever we bow and follow these souls we don’t follow their physical body, but we follow thetheir SAT Roop, and that is Puran Braham Gyan Atam Rus Puran Tatt Gyan Puran Parkash Param Jyot. God needs somebody to appear in all the senses, so that is why the God appears in the physical body of a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani, a Satgur,a Puran Khalsa. So please take this doubt out from our mind that there is anything known as Dehdhari Guru. Deh is never the Guru but the Sat is the Guru.
Satgur Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly giving us the divine wisdom to follow these souls, the Sangat of such souls is called Sat Sangat, and in their Sat Sangat we will become a Sat Roop, our Hirda will become a Sat Hirda, our Hirda will become a Sant Hirda. By following these souls means complete surrender with Tunn, Munn and Dhan at their Charans and with trust, faith, devotion and love. By doing so, we will pave a path for our own self to Jivan Mukti. The ones who do so are sure to achieve their Juivan Mukti. Therefore, please open up our closed minds and use our common sense and follow the Shabad Guru and not just what is being preached by those who are not even authorized by God, do what Gurbani is telling we to do and realize unimaginable benefits. Just do and see what happens to we. We will ensure we that when we do Gurbani in our daily life we will for sure become whatever Gubani says, to be more explicit we will become Mahima of the Akal Purakh.
satgur sikh kee karai partipaal.
sayvak ka-o gur sadaa da-i-aal.
sikh kee gur durmat mal hirai.
gur bachnee har naam uchrai.
satgur sikh kay banDhan kaatai.
gur kaa sikh bikaar tay haatai.
satgur sikh ka-o naam Dhan day-ay.
gur kaa sikh vadbhaagee hay.
satgur sikh kaa halat palat savaarai.
naanak satgur sikh ka-o jee-a naal samaarai. ||1||
Dhan Dhan Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly telling us these divine words which give us a glimpse of the Mahima of a Satgur. However, the Mahima of a Satgur is beyond description, it is infinite, and can only be experienced with all our physical senses with the Gurparsaad. The key to our spiritual success is with our Satgur. Satgur is Amritdhari and by being so is Amrit Kaa Dataa. Mostly the people who take Khanday Ki Pahul call themselves Amritdhari, which is another illusion that plagues them as soon as they take Khandy Ki Pahul. They need to understand that this is their first step entering in the spiritual world, but they become so intoxicated that they think that they have become Amritdhari. This is a totally false and untrue belief.
We totally ignore this divine truth that the one who gave Amrit to the Panj Pyare was a Puran Sant Satgur Himself, and the ones who came forward with their heads at the Charans of their Satgur were blessed with the Gurparsaad. So please and we repeatedly request at all our Charans that please keep in mind that the creator of these Panj Pyare was Himself an Amrit Kaa Dataa, a Puran Brahmgiani, a Puran Sant Satgur. So there were eligible candidates and there was a giver of the Amrit. There were divinely blessed recipients and there was a divine giver of the Amrit and that is how they became Panj Pyare – Panj Puran Khalsas – Panj Puran Brahmgianis and that there is no other short cut to create Panj Pyare. Only the ones who are Puran Khalsas, Puran Brahmgianis are Amrit Ka Dataa and can give Amrit to the Sat Sangat, and nothing less than that. Everything else is just a false and untrue practice that is why the people who take Khanday Ki Pahul from modern day Panj Pyare don’t make any progress or very little progress on the spiritual path.
This Khanday Ki Pahul process unfortunately has been reduced just to a ritual only which has no divine value without the existence of Puran Khalsas, Puran Brahmgianis, Amrit Kaa Dataa, who are blessed with this divine authority to give Amrit to the Sangat. For those who have been lost in a stream of outside rituals please come back with an open mind and look at these divine words of Dhan Dhan Pancham Patshah Ji. The divine laws never change they remain the same through all ages. And it is the same divine law that was followed by all Satgurus including Dassam Patshah Ji.
Satguru Ji is telling us that only a Satgur can give the treasure of Naam to the Sikh, only a Satgur can give Amrit to the Sikh, only a Satgur can give the Gurparsaad to the Sikh. And who is a Sikh? A sikh is a learner, a sikh is a disciple of the Guru, a sikh is the one who has been blessed with the divine wisdom of surrendering completely at the Charans of the Satgur, a sikh is the one who is ready to receive the Gurparsaad from the Satgur. This Gurparsaad is an infinite blessings, this Gurparsaad does wonders to the Sikh, this Gurparsaad cleans up the Sikh from inside out and transform him from an ordinary person to a Sant Hirda.
This Gurparsaad transform a normal person to a Sat Hirda. This Gurparsaad, washes all the dirt from our mind and makes we a stable mind. This Gurparsaad infact kills our mind and replaces it with the Param Jyot Puran Parkash. This Gurparsaad takes us into Naam Simran. This Gurparsaad tames us into Smadhi and Sun Smadhi. This Gurparsaad takes our Durmat away and fills our Hirda with the Gurmat – divine wisdom. This Gurparsaad relieves we from the shackles of Maya and brings us a win over Maya. This Gurparsaad washes all of our sins and removes all of our bad attributes and fills us up with all the divine qualities. This Gurparsaad takes us to the heights of the spiritual world. This Gurparsaad is the result of the utmost kindness on the part of the Satgur. Basically, His kindness is infinite, and the ones who surrender completely at the Sat Charans of a Satgur are blessed with this Gurparsaad.
Complete surrender to at the Sat Charans of the Satgur makes us a true disciple of the Satgur – a Gur Kaa Sikh. Once we become a Gur Kaa Sikh then Satgur takes complete care of we, over in this world and beyond the world and that is in the Dargah of Akal Purakh Ji. Basically, once we completely surrender at the Sat Charans of a Satgur with Tunn, Munn and Dhan and with trust and faith in Him and with devotion and love then it becomes Satgur’s divine responsibility to take care of us. And He does so with million times more love towards us. So much so that he absorbs all our poison in Him and gives us the Gurparsaad and takes we to the heights of the spiritual world.
Satguru’s devotion, trust and faith in us is millions of times more than what we offer Him. For every step we take towards the Satgur, He takes millions of steps towards us. The degree to which we surrender at His Charans determines the level benefit we will receive from Him, but for sure our gains will be millions of times more than our dedication towards Him.
Therefore, the key to our spiritual success is in the hands of a Satgur and our devotion and dedication at His Sat Charans. We can tell you for sure that we can realize our spiritual dreams by completely surrendering at the Sat Charans of a Satgur and this is a mandatory divine law as repeatedly presented in the Gurbani by all Satgur Sahibans. If we call Gurbani our Guru then it becomes our moral responsibility to follow these words of the Guru and benefit from doing so.
gur kai garihi sayvak jo rahai.
gur kee aagi-aa man meh sahai.
aapas ka-o kar kachh na janaavai.
har har naam ridai sad Dhi-aavai.
man baychai satgur kai paas.
tis sayvak kay kaaraj raas.
sayvaa karat ho-ay nihkaamee.
tis ka-o hot paraapat su-aamee.s
apnee kirpaa jis aap karay-i.
naanak so sayvak gur kee mat lay-ay. ||2||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly continuing to give us the divine wisdom about the Mahima of a Satgur. Giving us this piece of divine wisdom is also pure Mahima of the Satgur. Disseminating the divine wisdom to the Sat Sangat for their spiritual uplift is a very important part of the Mahima of a Satgur. In even simpler words it is the job of a Satgur to give the divine wisdom to His Sat Sangat.
When we are blessed with the Gurparsaad then it becomes our divine responsibility to focus on the Gurparsaad of Naam and dedicate ourself on Naam Simran. Sitting in long Naam Simran session will take us into Smadhi and Sun Smadhi in a short period of time. The real Bandgi starts when Naam goes into our Surat, and this is when our Bandgi account is opened in the Dargah. For the beginners, the first two hours are counted on earth and then the Simran goes into the Dargah, but when Naam goes into our Surat then our Simran goes into Dargah when we sit for Naam Simran and we focus on Naam and we go into Smadhi. Therefore, please focus on long sessions of Naam simran ranging from 2+ hours at least. Longer sessions of Naam Simran will do wonders for us. When we dedicate ourself to Naam Simran then the Naam will travel to our Surat and then to our Hirda. Infact, Naam will enlighten all of the Sat Sarovars, and then it will go into Dassam Duaar and will open up all the Bajjar Kappaats including Dassam Duaar.
Cleansing of Hirda is the key to success and when Naam goes into Hirda, the Hirda is cleansed and becomes eligible to fill in the Amrit. And when the entire Suksham Dehi is cleansed then it becomes Kanchan Dehi as pure as 24 carat gold. When the entire body gets filled with Amrit that is what is called “Amrit Bhinnie Dehuri”. Transformation of Hirda to a Sat Hirda is the key to Jivan Mukti. This happens to those who sell their mind to their Satgur, means that the ones who leave their own wisdom aside, or delete their own wisdom from their brain and mind, those who delete and leave the worldly wisdom aside and for those only the word of the Satgur is the only wisdom and the ones who follow the words of the Satgur as Sat Bachans are blessed with the Naam in Hirda and this way their Hirda is transformed to Sat Hirda.
It is a divine law that wherever Naam goes that place will get transformed. So when Naam travels to various parts of the body and in particular the Sat Sarovars then these divine parts of the soul or Suksham Dehi are enlightened and get transformed. Same way when the Naam travels to Hirda then Hirda is transformed and becomes a Sat Hirda and Sat Hirda is a Sant Hirda, filled with Amrit and all the divine treasures and divine qualities.
The ones who surrender completely to the Satgur, are taken care by the Satgur. Everything for them starts to fall in place for them. Their environment becomes so effected with the Amrit that nothing goes against them. Everything around them gets transformed as well and all their needs and requirements are met without even asking for it.
The ones who dedicate themselves to Nishkaam Seva – service without any demands, unconditional love for the Satgur, are transformed into a Sat Hirda. The real divine service – Seva is the one which is done without expecting anything in turn. The Seva backed with demands is not counted as Seva. Seva is only counted as Seva at the Charans of a Satgur if the Seva without any demands and the ones who do so are very fortunate as their Hirda is transformed to a Sat Hirda. They eventually merge in Akal Purakh, they become one with the Almighty and achieve their objective of becoming a Jivan Mukt. Those who give up everything to their Satgur and follow His words and lose their own identity in the Seva of their Satgur become Dhan Dhan as their Hirda is transformed completely to a Sat Hirda.
Achieving Gur Ki Mat, means following the divine wisdom of the Satgur is the key to success and the ones who dedicate to the Seva of their Satgur are blessed with this Gurparsaad of divine wisdom. Gur Ki Mat is the Gurmat – Gurbani, Satguru’s word, Sat Bachans of the Satguru. It is a Gurparsaad and is achieved by those who surrender themselves at the Sat Charans of the Satguru. So please keep in mind that the Gurparsaad is the key to success. This Gurparsaad is achieved by selling our mind at the Sat Charans of the Satguru and following the Sat Bachans of the Satguru. This Gurparsaad is achieved by doing Nishkaam Seva – Seva without any demands, without any expectations, and above all the Gurparsaad is achieved by completely surrendering ourself at the Sat Charans of the Satgur with Tunn, Munn and Dhan. By doing so Naam will go into our Hirda and our Hirda will be transformed into a Sat Hirda, our Rom Rom will be filled with Amrit, our entire body will be transformed into a Kanchan Dehi and will get filled with Amrit, all our Bajjar Kappaats will be opened including Dassam Duaar and all our Sat Sarovars will be illuminated with Naam and we will reach the heights of the spiritual world.
bees bisvay gur kaa man maanai.
so sayvak parmaysur kee gat jaanai.
so satgur jis ridai har naa-o.
anik baar gur ka-o bal jaa-o.
sarab niDhaan jee-a kaa daataa.
aath pahar paarbarahm rang raataa.
barahm meh jan jan meh paarbarahm.
aykeh aap nahee kachh bharam.
sahas si-aanap la-i-aa na jaa-ee-ai.
Naanak aisaa gur badbhaagee paa-ee-ai. ||3||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji Arjan Dev Ji is very kindly giving this priceless jewel of the Puran Braham Gyan to us, that the one who is blessed with the Gurparsaad of Naam in the Hirda and the one whose Hirda is transformed into a Sat Hirda becomes a Satgur – “so satgur jis ridai har naa-o”.
Satguru ji has made it absolutely clear in this divine Shabad that those who are blessed with the Naam in their Hirda reach such a level of spirituality that they are blessed with this Name of Satgur. This means that Sat Hirda is a Satgur. After listening to this divine Shabad and carving this priceless jewel in our Hirda there remains no doubt about WHO IS A SATGUR – THE ONE WHOSE HIRDA IS FILLED WITH NAAM BECOMES A SATGUR.
This divine Shabad should remove this illusion from the minds of the Sangat that there is no Satgur after Dassam Patshah Ji. The difference is that the Guru Sahibans were Guru Avtars and only calling them Guru is undermining them, as they were Avtars of Akal Purakh, they were themselves Nirankaar on this earth and we all are very fortunate to be a part of their following. But this does not mean that there is no Satgur after them, the Satgurus have been there forever. But not the Guru Avtars and this Shabad has not been invented by anybody else, but one of these Guru Avtars – Dhan Dhan Pancham Patshah Ji Himself. So how come this piece of divine wisdom, a rare and priceless jewel, is not accepted by the Sangat? The reason is the wrong preaching practices by those who themselves don’t know about this divine piece of wisdom. These people need to look at these divine words more closely and pray for understanding their real divine meaning and restrain themselves from wrongful preaching practices.
Therefore the Sayvek who trusts his Satgur and devotes himself at His Sat Charans with love and complete surrender is blessed with the Puran Braham Gyan as there is no way to learn about the Almighty without this Gurparsaad, which is only achieved by complete surrender at the Sat Charans of a Satgur. So giving everything to the Satgur is the key to success. Giving giving and giving is the key to success and this means giving the Tunn to the Satgur – Seva and Simran. Giving Munn to the Satgur by leaving aside the rest of the wisdom and following only the words of the satgur as Sat Bachans. Giving Dhan to the Satgur by giving one tenth of our earnings at the Charans of the Satgur. Gviing is the key to the spiritual success.
Satgur is the one who is absorbed in the Akal Purakh forever and is a source of all the eternal treasures. What are these eternal treasures: these are the Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi, Seva-Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar. The Dataa, the giver of all these divine blessings is the Satgur. Other divine treasures are:-
· winning over Maya,
· washing all our sins from all our previous lives,
· filling our Hirda with all the divine qualities,
· filling completely with Amrit,
· and above all becoming a Suhagan and then a Sada Suhagan.
Satgur is always and forever absorbed in Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. There is no difference between the Satgur and Paar Braham Parmesar Himself. Both become one, Satgur is the one who has merged in Paar Braham Parmesar and there is no doubt on this divine truth that both Paar Braham Parmesar and Satgur are same and not two.
There is no place for our own wisdom and worldly wisdom on this path of spirituality. For union with God there is only one wisdom that works, and that is the divine wisdom – which is called Gurmat, and the Gurmat is nothing but Gurbani. That is why we have repeatedly urged that follow the divine wisdom, the Gurmat and not our own wisdom and worldly wisdom. Our own wisdom and worldly wisdom is Maya and Maya will never let us walk on this path to eternity. Therefore, surrender ourself at the Sat Charans of a Satgur with Tunn, Munn and Dhan if we are serious about achieving the Jivan Mukti.
safal darsan paykhat puneet.
parsat charan gat nirmal reet.
bhaytat sang raam gun ravay.
paarbarahm kee dargeh gavay.
sun kar bachan karan aaghaanay.
man santokh aatam patee-aanay.
pooraa gur akh-ya-o jaa kaa mantar.
amrit darisat paykhai ho-ay sant.
gun bi-ant keemat nahee paa-ay.
naanak jis bhaavai tis la-ay milaa-ay. ||4||
Satguru’s Mahima is so wonderful and so full of surprising divine essence that just having his Darshans are so powerful. The one who goes to his Sat Charans with trust, faith, devotion and love, and belief that there is no difference between a Satgur and Paar Braham Parmesar Himself, and belief that there is no difference between the Darshans of a Satgur and Akal Purakh Himself, will be blessed instantaneously with such high level of blessings that his Hirda will get purified instantaneously.
Such people go into Smadhi right away. That means such souls are blessed with the Gurparsaad of Karam Khand right away and their Karni becomes Sat Ki Karni which eventually brings them Jivan Mukti. Therefore, Darshans of a Satgur are a Gurparsaad of a very high divine level. But please keep in our mind that this kind of reward is achieved by those souls who give up everything at the Sat Charans of the Satgur, completely surrender themselves at the Sat Charans of the Satgur with Tunn Munn and Dhan.
Infact, the Charans of a Satgur are no way less then Dargah itself. It is a divine truth that wherever a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani, a Puran Khalsa, a Satgur is sitting the Dargah is right there as there is no difference between the God Himself and a Satgur. Complete dedication – complete surrender at the Sat Charans of a Satgur will result in a quick transformation of our Hirda to a Sat Hirda and it gets filled with all the divine qualities.
There is an infinite importance of these divine qualities, these are infinite divine powers, these qualities are so powerful that the one who come to the Satgur with complete surrender at His Sat Charans is instantaneously gets influenced to that extent that he gets blessed with these qualities. These divine qualities are basically a divine way of living a Sat life, which is living under Puran Hukam of Akal Purakh and at the same time helping others cherish their spirituality.
One of these divine quality is Sat Santokh. When the Hirda goes into Sat Santokh it leads to the elimination of Trishna – desires which makes desireless living a way of living. Desireless living is a Gurparsaad and leads to Jivan Mukti. This is the most difficult thing to do which can easily be achieved by surrendering at the Sat Charans of a Satgur. Desireless living will take our mind to infinite peace, it will go into a thoughtless stage, which is called Sunn Smadhi and is a very high spiritual stage. Satgur’s Mahima is so full of divinity that when we surrender completely at his Sat Charans, he will take us to the Dargah. It is a divine truth that and has been repeatedly said in Gurbani that wherever there is a Satgur sitting the Mansarovar is right there, wherever there is a Satgur sitting Dargah is right there, since there is no difference between the Akal Purakh Himself and a Satgur, therefore, obviously where there is a Satgur sitting the Dargah is bound to be present there as well.
Look at the height of the Mahima of a Satgur, even His Drisht is Amrit. It is a divine truth that there is Amrit flowing out of a Satgur in all directions from His Dehi, so wherever He looks there is Amrit flowing out of His eyes as well, and the ones who surrender completely with Tunn Munn and Dhan at His Sat Charans, the divine light coming out of His eyes has infinite divine power that such a soul becomes a Sant, his Hirda becomes a Sant Hirda.
There is another divine truth that we need to understand that when we go to the Charan Sharan of a Satgur with trust, faith, devotion and love then He transforms us completely and makes us like Him, that is why He is called an Apras Apaaras.
Satgur is Poora Gur so His divine words are filled with infinite power and we follow His words as Sat Bachans then our mind and Hirda goes into complete peace, and wherever there is peace there is God Himself, peace in Hirda is another name of the God Himself. His divine words are the words of God Himself. There is no end to the infinite divine qualities of a Satgur like God Himself, that is why God is called the treasure of all divine qualities – Guni Nidhaan. And so is the Satgur, as there is no difference between a Satgur and God Himself.
Satgur is Amrit Kaa Dataa, Satgur is the Dataa of Naam Simran, Satgur is the Dataa of Naam Ki Kamai, Satgur is the Dataa of Puran Bandgi, Satgur is the Dataa of all the Gurparsaad, and the ones who serve the Satgur with Tunn Munn and Dhan are very fortunate as they are the ones who are blessed with the union with God.
jihbaa ayk ustat anayk.
sat purakh pooran bibayk.
kaahoo bol na pahuchat paraanee.
agam agochar parabh nirbaanee.
niraahaar nirvair sukh-daa-ee.
taa kee keemat kinai na paa-ee.
anik bhagat bandan nit karahi.
charan kamal hirdai simrahi.
sad balihaaree satgur apnay.
naanak jis parsaad aisaa parabh japnay. ||5||
Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji Dhan Dhan Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly blessing us with the divine wisdom about the infinite Mahima of a Satgur. Gurbani is the word of God and has a very deep divine meaning. Infact, the depth of the Gurbani is beyond any means to gauge its depth. It is like Mansarovar, which has infinite dimensions. Our own practical experience has been that when we start looking at any Gur Shabad of this Shabad Guru and focus on it more and more, it takes us deep into the Mansarovar, it takes us deep into the Amrit Sagar, it takes us deep into the Gursagar, and as we go deeper and deeper and we find that there is more and more depth in there, and it is not possible to gage its depth, it is basically infinite in dimensions as it takes us deep into the infinite Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar Ji. And so is the Mahima of a Satgur, these are just the glimpses of His Mahima, which can only be realized by going at the Sat Charans of a Satgur.
Satgur is telling us that He has only one tongue and there is no end to the Mahima of Satgur and Akal Purakh. So it is not possible for Him to tell us complete Mahima of a Satgur as it is infinite and infinite can’t be described. Gurbani tells us:
Brahmgiani Gur Parmesar Ek Hi Jaan
There is no difference between a Brahmgiani and Gur Parmesar Ji. Both are one and the same and the One is infinite, so how can the Mahima of infinite be described.
The Mahima of a Satgur can’t be seen and understood by the five senses that a normal human has. The Mahima of a Satgur is beyond the reach of these five senses as it is beyond Maya. The reach of these five senses is only up to Maya. Whatever we see with our eyes is Maya and for going beyond Maya and the five senses we will need Divine Eye – Dib Drisht. This divine eye is present in our Suksham Dehi but is not open yet and is opened with the Gurparsaadi blessings of a Satgur. When this divine eye opens then only we will be able to feel and experience the Mahima of a Satgur, because this is a divine sense that makes it possible to see beyond Maya and deep into the divinity, deep into Mansarovar. Therefore, for seeing and experiencing God we need to get this divine eye opened, which can only be opened by a Satgur.
This divine eye is also called Gyan Neyttar and its opening blesses we with the understanding of divine wisdom. Gurbani starts to flow inside we when our Gyan Neyttar opens. We start to feel the depth of the Gurbani, we start to understand what Gurbani means and as our Bandgi progresses and our conscious goes higher and higher the meaning of Gurbani keeps on enhancing and we keep on going deep and deeper into the Mansarovar.
This is another part of the infinite Mahima of a Satgur. Satgur is Pooran so His divine wisdom is Pooran. He is blessed with the Puran Braham Gyan. He is blessed with Puran Tatt Gyan. He is always and forever absorbed in God. He is one with God, there is no difference between Him and God. He is merged in God. His word has infinite depth as His word is Gurbani. His word is Sat and is priceless. The depth of His words can only be felt and experiences by surrendering completely at His Sat Charans. Satgur is Nirvair, this means he has no animosity with anyone. He has no enemies. He doesn’t hate anybody. He doesn’t discriminate. He has no hatred for anybody. He is above all these negative forces and to be more explicit it is a divine truth that Satgur is single vision means He is Ik Drisht, for Him all are equal.
His Bhojan is gyan – Puran Braham Gyan is his food, Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar is His appetite, uniting people with God is His passion, making more and more Mahima of Akal Purakh is His job day and night. All He does is for the betterment of the society and the entire creation. Infact, there is so much Kood on this earth that this earth is able to survive because of the Kirpa of the Satgurus, Brahmgianis, Sants and Khalsas, the ones who are Puran. Nobody can estimate the divine powers of these souls. Their service to the society is priceless, they absorb the poison of the Sangat and give Amrit to the Sangat. Their Sangat brings in we the highest level of eternal happiness, a never ending happiness, a never ending peace.
Dandaut Bandhna to the Satgur is another thing which can bring unimaginable rewards to we. This is the most powerful weapon to fight our ego out, and bringing in utmost humility and humbleness in our Hirda. Therefore, whenever we go to the Sat Sangat of a Satgur always do Dandaut Bandhna to Him. There are a countless numbers of the Bhagats that do Dandaut Bandhna to a Satgur. By doing Dandaut and kissing the feet of the Satgur has a very cleansing effect on our Hirda, if we get a chance to do so please do it and see what happens, clean His shoes with our beard and see what happens to our Hirda. These things have unimaginable effect on our spirituality, we can realize these divine rewards only if we perform these kinds of Sat Karams. These Sat Karams will help we bringing the Sat Charans of the Satgur in our Hirda and we will be able to keep the Charan Kamals of the Satgur in our Hirda. When our Hirda gets filled with the Charan Kamals of the Satgur that means that our Hirda will become a Sat Hirda, it will get filled with the Param Jyot Puran Parkash, the Mahima of the Charans of a Satgur is beyond description, it will do wonders to we just do it and enjoy these divine benefits. All these divine things happen with the Gurparsaad from the Satgur so please continue to pray forever to be blessed with this Gurparsaad.
ih har ras paavai jan ko-ay.
amrit peevai amar so ho-ay.
us purakh kaa naahee kaday binaas.
jaa kai man pargatay guntaas.
aath pahar har kaa naam lay-ay.
sach updays sayvak ka-o day-ay.
moh maa-i-aa kai sang na layp.
man meh raakhai har har ayk.
anDhkaar deepak pargaasay.
naanak bharam moh dukh tah tay naasay. ||6||
Satguru Pancham Patshah Ji is continuing to give us the divine wisdom about the Mahima of the Satgur, which is a Gurparsaad in itself. Satgur is Amrit Kaa Dataa and is blessed by divinity with the divine power of giving the Gurparsaad, but there are very few people who are fortunate to be blessed with this Gurparsaad. Though it is so simple and easy to achieve the Gurparsaad but there is one in ten million who is fortunate enough to be blessed with this Gurparsaad. Most people are not fortunate to be blessed with this Gurparsaad, primarily due to lack of dedication and not surrendering at the Sat Charans of the Satgur. As far as Satgur is concerned His Amrit is available to everybody equally. He is Ik Drisht and there is no discrimination on His part at all, the deficiency is in the people who go to His Sat Sangat. The main reasons are lack of dedication, commitment, belief, trust, devotion, love and above all complete surrender with Tunn, Munn and Dhan. There are a very few people who get this divine wisdom to give up everything at the Sat Charans of a Satgur. The fortunate ones who are blessed with the Gurparsaad and the ones who follow the words of Satgur eventually achieve Jivan Mukti.
The ones who are blessed with the Gurparsaad get their Hirda filled with all the divine qualities are never destroyed by Maya. Infact, they defeat Maya and go beyond the three attributes of Maya and become one with the God and thus are blessed with the Atam Rus Amrit – Puran Braham Gyan. Such souls remain absorbed in Amrit on a continuous basis and are blessed with the service of Sat and so they are engaged in delivering Sat to the people. Whatever they say is Sat and the ones who follow these Sat Bachans are transformed to a Sat Hirda.
The Hirda of a common person is filled with darkness. The darkness of Maya – Kaam Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh and Ahankaar. The darkness of desires, darkness of Kalyug, darkness of self wisdom, darkness of worldly wisdom, darkness of Durmat due to the absence of divine wisdom – Gurmat, darkness of fear of loosing worldly possessions, darkness of losing worldly relationships, darkness of running after money by fair or unfair means, darkness of all kinds of distortions of mind, darkness due to lack of peace of mind, darkness due to lack of trust, faith, devotion and love for the Gur and Guru (all the negative forces that take we away from God and keep we drenched in the scum of Maya).
When we go to the Sat Charans of a Satgur and completely surrender ourself then our Hirda will be enlightened with the divine light and divine wisdom and we will go into Bandgi. The Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva will completely change our life and all the darkness from our Hirda will disappear and it will get filled with the divine light, divine wisdom, and all the divine qualities and we will be able to defeat Maya and this way we will become desireless and our Hirda will go into complete contentment – Sat Santokh. All of our illusions, delusions and doubts will disappear. All our mental sicknesses – Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh and Ahankaar will disappear and our Hirda will get filled with the divine happiness – Sat Chit Anand.
tapat maahi thaadh vartaa-ee.
anad bha-i-aa dukh naathay bhaa-ee.
janam maran kay mitay andaysay.
saaDhoo kay pooran updaysay.
bha-o chookaa nirbha-o ho-ay basay.
sagal bi-aaDh man tay khai nasay.
jis kaa saa tin kirpaa Dhaaree.
saaDhsang jap naam muraaree.
thit paa-ee chookay bharam gavan.
sun naanak har har jas sarvan. ||7||
Satgur’s Mahima is Aparampaar, Anant, Beyant, Agam Agochar, His divine powers are beyond description. Look at our fortune that Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji with His infinite kindness upon us has given us this divine blessing that we can go to the Charan Sharan of a Satgur, a Puran Brahmgiani, a Puran Khalsa or a Puran Sant and get the same rewards and benefits as if we are sitting in the Dargah of Akal Purakh.
The Sat Sangat of a Satgur, a Puran Brahmgiani, a Puran Sant or a Puran Khalsa is not less than the Dargah by any means. Satgur is Puran so His teachings or His words are also Puran, means His words are Puran Braham Gyan. His words are filled with Amrit, His words are Amrit Bachans, His words are the words of God. His words are Sat. His words are filled with divine super infinite power, therefore, if we just follow His words with trust, faith, devotion and love then we will be able to achieve Jivan Mukti and we will be relieved from the cycle of birth and death. Our mind will be replaced by the Param Jyot and will go into complete divine peace. Our mind, which was burning in the darkness of Kalyug and Maya, our mind which was burning in the fire of desires – Trishna, will go into complete peace. Our mind will stop talking, it will become thoughtless and will go into complete silence. Our mind which was earlier burning in Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh and Ahankaar will go into complete silence, it will be replaced by the divine Jyot and will go into Simran on a continuous basis which is called Ajapaa Jaap.
We will become fearless. All of our fears of losing our worldly possessions and our worldly relationships will go away and we will be internally detached with the worldly things and relationships. Our mind will be blessed with the divine wisdom about the falseness of the worldly things and relationships. All our evils will run away from our mind and it will be transformed into a silent mind. All the ailments will leave our mind and it will become free of all distortions and mischief, all the evil qualities will leave our Hirda and it will get filled with divine qualities. Our mind and Hirda will go into complete stability, which is called Sehaj Awastha, which is called Atal Awastha, which is a divine blessing and Gurparsaad of a very high order. We will be blessed with the utmost urge of always and forever keep on listening, talking and singing the Mahima of Akal Purakh, His Naam, His Bhagats, Sants, Brahmgianis, Khalsas and Satgurus. Our mind and Hirda will be tuned only to Naam, Gurbani, Kirtan, divine words, divine wisdom, Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar and nothing else. This is all Gurparsaad and to achieve this Gurparsaad we should continue to pray on a daily basis, on a continuous basis until we are blessed with this Gurparsaad of a Sat Sangat of a Satgur.
nirgun aap sargun bhee ohee.
kalaa Dhaar jin saglee mohee.
apnay charit parabh aap banaa-ay.
apunee keemat aapay paa-ay.
har bin doojaa naahee ko-ay.
sarab nirantar ayko so-ay.
ot pot ravi-aa roop rang.
bha-ay pargaas saaDh kai sang.
rach rachnaa apnee kal Dhaaree.
anik baar naanak balihaaree. ||8||18||
A normal person is transformed into a Sat Hirda and becomes a Satgur when the Sargun and Nirgun become one in Him. A Puran Sant is born when the Sargun and Nirgun becomes one in all physical and divine senses in a person then He becomes a Puran Sant Hirda. A Puran Brahmgiani comes into existence in the world when the Nirgun and Sargun becomes one inside a person moving on the Bandgi path and completes His Bandgi and is blessed with Puran Braham Gyan and achieves the Param Padvi.
Nirgun is the one which is beyond the three attributes of Maya: Rajo, Tamo and Sato attributes of Maya, and can’t be seen with the normal eye, which can only be seen and experienced with the divine eye – Dib Drisht – Gyan Neyttar. This is the divine super infinite power that we call as “Ik Oankaar Satnaam Karta Purakh Nirbhao Nirvair Akal Murat Ajunie Saibhun.”
Sargun is the one which is present in every creation and runs the creation and operates the creation. This is the divine power that runs every creation or operates every creation. In human beings it is the life element. It is the soul that runs the physical body. It is the divine power present in the form of Sat Sarovars inside the physical body as a part of the Suksham Dehi which are responsible for making our physical body breath and run the blood in our veins, run our heart and all the organs of the body for its functioning and keeps it going. In the same way this divine infinite power is present in every creation and keeps the creation running and operating. This divine power keeps the fire contained in wood, the same divine power keeps hydrogen and oxygen together and makes it water, however, these are two completely non-compatible elements and can’t be stored together, as one is highly combustible and other one is a catalyst for fire, but they are held together in the form of water which gives life to more than half of the creation.
Nirgun and Sargun becomes one when we are blessed with this divine wisdom that our physical body, which is Sargun and has been created by the Nirgun and is being run by the Nirgun which is the infinite divine power – Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar Ji. This divine wisdom is called the Puran Tatt Gyan, Puran Braham Gyan. As our physical body, which is Sargun, is the creation of the Creator and is run by Akal Purakh’s Nirgun infinite divine power, same way every creation is created by the Creator and also run by His infinite divine power, so the infinite divine power that runs the individual creations, being present in individual creations, is called Sargun Saroop. And the infinite divine power that is beyond three attributes of Maya is called Nirgun Saroop.
When this distance between these two is removed, then there remains no difference between the two and Sargun and Nirgun becomes one, such as our soul merges with the Nirgun Saroop and becomes one with God. Basically, it is the divine truth that when we go beyond the three attributes of Maya and defeat Maya and kill our Haumai, then we being Sargun as such will become one with Nirgun and there remains no difference between Nirgun and Sargun – this means merger in God. Therefore, the physical creations are not the Sargun but the infinite divine power that runs these creations is the Nirgun Saroop, and since every creation is run by this Sargun infinite divine power, this is how the infinity -Akal Purakh is omnipresent and runs the entire creation.
Due to Satguru’s infinite divine powers, all this enlightenment and the divine wisdom comes within the Sat Sangat of the Satguru. God’s infinite divine powers are made available to the masses in the form of a Satgur. Look at the kindness of the Akal Purakh and how easy He has made the divine path to reach Him through the Sat Sangat of a Satgur. Therefore, give up everything at the Sat Charans of a Satgur with Tunn Munn and Dhan and with trust, faith, devotion and love and always stay at the Sat Charans of the Satgur to be blessed with the Gurparsaad of realizing all His divine powers and become like Him.
Infact, all His divine infinite powers are available to all of us, but it depends how many of us are eligible for achieving these divine powers. Amrit is available to all of us equally without discrimination, wether one is a thief, or a killer or a normal person or a Bhagat, all have equal access to the Amrit in the form of a Satgur but it depens upon our Karni to achieve the Amrit, so please work towards achieving this Gurparsaad by focusing on Sat Birti – Sat Karams and we are sure to achieve this Gurparsaad one day.
The divine infinite power is prevailing everywhere, in every creation, every person, this infinite divine power is the Creator and runs the creation, there is no other power that prevails, all other powers are also created by this divine power, and there is nothing that can be achieved or done without this divine infinite power of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. This infinite power has no price, can’t be priced as it is infinite, and surrender to this infinite divine power will do wonders to we, and to we this infinite divine power is available in the form of a Satgur, a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani, a Puran Khalsa.
Satgur’s Mahima is Beyant and Anant and His Bachans are Sat Bachans, following His words will be a Gurparsaad and will do wonders to our spiritual life, these divine words will transform our Hirda into a Sat Hirda and we will also become a Mahima of Akal Purakh.