firat firat parabh aa-i-aa pari-aa ta-o sarnaa-ay.
naanak kee parabh bayntee apnee bhagtee laa-ay. ||1||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji is very kindly giving us the divine wisdom about the Mahima of Ardaas for Gurparsaad in this Astpadi.
If we have understood the meaning of Gurparsaad it becomes easier to progress in Bandgi. The divine meaning of the Shabad Gurparsaad is Gurkirpa, which is the infinite divine power of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. It is “Ik Oankaar Sat Naam.” When this infinite divine power of Gurprasaad comes upon us, wonderful spiritual things start to happen inside us, such as :-
· our thinking starts to change.
· our thoughts and actions start to change.
· our Hirda starts to transform.
· our habits and our outlook on life start to change for the better.
· our trust and devotion develops.
· love for God and for the entire creation springs up.
· our Hirda begins to fill up with the divine qualities.
· our behavior starts to change for the better.
· our mind goes into Naam Simran.
· our Surat goes into Naam Simran.
· our Bandgi process starts.
· our Bandgi account is opened in the Dargah.
· our Bandgi goes into Karam Khand. Karam means Kirpa, or Gurparsaad.
· our Simran goes into Smadhi.
· our Simran goes into Ajapaa Jaap.
· our Bandgi goes onto the fast track.
Many of the Sangat get blessed with Gurparsaad but most of them don’t work on saving this Gurparsaad. By taking it for granted they lose it. There are only a few people who really save this Gurparsaad and surrender themselves completely at the Charan Sharan of the Gur and Guru. Such souls are one in ten million. Only they move ahead on this path of Bandgi and reach the spiritual heights. There are also many people who are not yet blessed with Gurparsaad. However, some are moving towards Gurparsaad by accumulating their Sat Karams, but most are just busy drinking the poison of Rajo and Tamo attributes of Maya.
Each one of us who has not yet achieved Jivan Mukti has been wandering in the wilderness of Maya for an unknown period of time. To give a rough idea though, an ordinary person may have been wandering in this wilderness of Maya for over 200 lifetimes or more depending upon their individuals deeds. These 200 or so lifetimes don’t include how many times they have wandered in the lives other than human. It is believed that a human being is given three human lives in a row and if he continues to do good deeds then he keeps on getting another human life. But, if his deeds are bad then he goes back into the non-human life forms for an indefinite period of time. There is no guarantee after that of gaining another human life. So for many of us it may be true that we have been wandering in this wilderness of Maya or reincarnation for a very long period of time and that we have already lost many human lives in that process. The question to ask ourself now is, “Do I want to continue to wander in this wilderness of Maya or do I need to put a stop to this?”
The divine wisdom says that we have already drunk alot of the poison of Maya and have suffered with all the mental sicknesses and have been through alot of trouble, pains and sorrows. It is now the time to realize this divine truth and to stop drinking this poison of Maya and to start looking to the achievement of Gurparsaad. This will put us on the divine path and will replace the poison of Maya with the Amrit of infinite divine powers of Akal Purakh.
If we realize that we have been hit by Maya really hard and we have been suffering for an unimaginably long period of time in the wilderness of Maya and that we now need to work on achieving Gurparsaad then the next step is to go to the Charan Sharan of the Gur and Guru and pray for Gurparsaad. When this prayer comes from inside our Hirda with trust, faith, devotion and love then there is no reason that our prayer will not be heard. Be persistent in our prayers, every day and every night multiple times, day and night. It may even be every five minutes, maybe every minute, maybe continuously, with trust, faith, devotion and love for the Gur and Guru. Completely surrender ourself at the Charan Sharan of the Gur and Guru with Tunn, Munn and Dhan. When we do so then there is no way that God will not come to our rescue. He Himself will pave a path for us that will bring us the Gurparsaad.
Remaining at the Charan Sharan of the Gur and Guru is Bandgi. This brings us under the Chattar of the Gur and Guru and then no negative forces of Maya are able to harm us. Our prayers should be for Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva.
Sharnagat Bhagtee (remaining under the shelter worship) is the easiest Bhagti. Just keep on doing what the Guru tells us to do and we will make it. Don’t question the Guru;s words to you. Have no doubts about your Guru. Just follow his truthful words (sat bachans) and you will be surprised at your own spiritual progress.
The ones who start trying to find faults with the Guru don’t make it through. The ones who doubt their Guru and don’t trust Him are not successful in their spiritual life. Trust and devotion to the Guru makes our Bandgi very easy. Innocence makes our Bandgi very easy. The most innocent people make very fast progress on the spiritual path whereas the ones who remain in doubts and question the Guru are left behind.
Many times the Guru may do something seemingly stupid, but its actually to test our trust. Please don’t get carried away in doubting the Guru in that situation and be careful of what you say. Otherwise we are bound to lose all we have collected so far.
Trust is Bandgi, devotion is Bandgi, unconditional love is Bandgi and waging a war against Maya is the Bandgi and winning Maya is Puran Bandgi. This is all Gurparsaad and the Mahima of Gurparsaad that will take us out of the wilderness of Maya and put us on to the path to Eternal Truth. So please keep on praying for Gurparsaad. Ardaas from our Hirda will pierce through to the Almighty and for sure will bring us Gurparsaad.
Going to Charan Sharan of Gur and Guru and complete surrender at their Sat Charans brings us the Gurparsaad. Giving up everything at the Sat Charans of the Gur and Guru with trust, devotion and love definitely fills our Hirda with Bairaag and this Bairaag pierces through the Almighty and brings us the Gurparsaad.
Jaachak jan jaachai parabh daan.
kar kirpaa dayvhu har naam.
saaDh janaa kee maaga-o Dhoor.
paarbarahm mayree sarDhaa poor.
sadaa sadaa parabh kay gun gaava-o.
saas saas parabh tumeh Dhi-aava-o.
charan kamal si-o laagai pareet.
bhagat kara-o parabh kee nit neet.
ayk ot ayko aaDhaar.
naanak maagai naam parabh saar. ||1||
Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji is continuing to give us the Puran Braham Gyan about the Mahima of the Ardaas at the Charan Sharan of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji and Dhan Dhan Guru.
There is no difference between the Gur and Guru. The Guru is the one who has already merged in Akal Purakh. We have to become a beggar at the Charan Sharan of the Gur and Guru. Gur is Akal Purakh and the Guru is the Sadhoo, a Puran Sant, a Satgur, a Puran Braham Gyani or a Puran Khalsa. Guru is the one who has achieved Param Padvi. Guru is the one who has been through the Puran Bandgi process and has achieved Jivan Mukti and has been authorized by the Almighty to deliver the Amrit to the masses.
Becoming a beggar at the Sat Charans of a Sadhoo is the key to achieve Gurparsaad. Sat Charans of a Sadhoo are the source of Amrit. That is why surrendering at the Sat Charans of a Sadhoo will cleanse our mind and Hirda and make it eligible for retaining the Amrit. Filling our mind and Hirda with utmost humility and humbleness and becoming a Bhikhari (beggar) at the Sat Charans of a Sadhoo will bring the Amrit inside us. Whenever we get a chance to do so please kiss the feet of a Puran Sant, clean his Charans with our beard, take the dust of His shoes and put it on our forehead, take a bath with the dust of His feet mixed in the water.
It is a divine truth that the Sat Charans of a Sadhoo have infinite Parkash and by dedicating ourself at His Sat Charans will bring Garibi in our Hirda and this humility and humbleness will bring the Amrit inside we even without doing anything else. Humbleness and humility will enhance our innocence and this innocence will win we the Amrit, and our mind will give into instantaneous Naam Simran – Ajapaa Jaap.
Wherever there is a Puran Sant sitting take it for granted that place is not less than the Dargah and there is a continuous shower of Amrit available under his Chattar. Our trust, devotion and love for a Sadhoo will bring we Gurparsaad and our Hirda will be filled with Amrit and these divine qualities.
We are very fortunate to be blessed with these divine powers: we can trust, we can devote ourself, we can love unconditionally, and using these divine powers will keep on enhancing these divine powers within ourself and eventually these divine powers will become infinite. All the divine qualities are basically divine powers and all these divine powers are infinite same way as the infiniteness of the Almighty. The Almighty is the infinite divine power, therefore, it is the divine truth that all His divine qualities, His divine powers are also infinite and so are trust, devotion and love.
Praying at the Sat Charans of a Sadhoo will bring we Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva and will pave our way to the Sach Khand. When our trust, devotion and love cross the fine line and our Hirda goes into Bairaag then we will for sure achieve Gurparsaad. When we go into Naam Simran with Gurparsaad then our Hirda will start to transform by Naam and depending upon our dedication and surrender, our Hirda will start to fill up with the divine qualities of a Suhagan and we will become a Suhagan.
Anybody whose Bandgi goes into Karam Khand becomes a Suhagan, anybody whose Simran goes into Ajapaa Jaap means that he has been accepted as a Suhagan in the Dargah of Akal Purakh. As a Suhagan keeps on collecting the Naam Dhan, Naam will keep on bringing all the divine qualities inside the Hirda and eventually the Hirda will become Beyant – infinite Hirda and a Sat Hirda and a Suhagan will now become a Sada Suhagan.
Sada Suhag is Param Padvi, Sada Suhag is Puran Tatt Gyan, Sada Suhag is Puran Braham Gyan. All these infinite divine treasures are achieved just by giving up ourself at the Charan Sharan of Gur and Guru. All these infinite divine treasures are achieved by complete surrender at the Sat Charans of a Sadhoo. Yhese infinite divine treasures are achieved by dedicating ourself at the Charan Sharan of a Sadhoo with Sachee Preet, Sachee Shardhaa and Sacha Vishvaas.
Gurparsaad of Naam is the basis and foundation of the entire creation and the entire creation from this origin, therefore, there is only one infinite divine power and this infinite divine power can only be achieved with Gurparaad and Gurparsaad can be achieved by giving up everything at the Charan Sharan of the Gur and Guru.
Gurparsaad can only be achieved by becoming a beggar, with humbleness, humility, trust, faith, devorion and love at the Charan Sharan of Gur and Guru.
parabh kee darisat mahaa sukh ho-ay.
har ras paavai birlaa ko-ay.
jin chaakhi-aa say jan tariptaanay.
pooran purakh nahee dolaanay.
subhar bharay paraym ras rang.
upjai chaa-o saaDh kai sang.
paray saran aan sabh ti-aag.
antar pargaas an-din liv laag.
badbhaagee japi-aa parabh so-ay.
naanak naam ratay sukh ho-ay. ||2||
The Mahima of Gurparsaad is beyond description, Gurparsaad is the infinite divine power and so is the Mahima of Gurparsaad. Gurparsaad is achieved by focusing on Sat Karams and by continuous and persistent Ardaas with a complete surrender with Tunn, Munn and Dhan and with trust, faith, devotion and love at the Charan Sharan of the Gur and Guru. This Gurparsaad is the Drisht of Akal Purakh, which is nothing but all the infinite divine powers of Akal Purakh. All the infinite eternal treasures are hidden in this Drisht of Akal Purakh Ji. The Mahima of the Drisht is beyond description, it is infinite, so how anything that is infinite can be described?
The Mahima of this divine Drisht can only be physically experienced and felt when blessed with. This Drisht of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar is so powerful that it will take us into Naam Simran and we will go into Smadhi instantaneously, which means that our Simran will go into Ajapaa Jaap and our Bandgi will go into Karam Khand. With this divine Drisht our Bandgi will go into fast track and we will eventually be blessed with the eternal never ending everlasting happiness as our mind will go into complete silence and we will be blessed with the Suhag and then Sada Suhaag. So the Mahima of this divine Drisht will make us the Mahima of Akal Purakh, which is Sada Suhagan.
All of those who are blessed with Gurparsaad, there are very few fortunate ones who really treasure this Gurparsaad and move on this path to eternity. There is only one in ten of million who achieves the ultimate – Almighty. The reason for this is that all others can’t or don’t surrender themselves completely at the Charan Sharan of the Gur and Guru. Their dedication, trust, faith, devotion and love for the Gur and Guru is in questionable limits. Their realization that the Charan Sharan of the Guru is going into the Dargah of Akal Purakh is questionable. Their minds are still in doubt or illusions about the infinite divine powers of the Gur and Guru. They don’t give their Tunn, Munn and Dhan to the Guru. They basically don’t comply with these mandatory divine laws of Bandgi that is why they don’t understand the divine importance of Gurparsaad and this way they lose Gurparsaad to come back at a later time in space.
The ones who achieve Gurparsaad and focus on Naam Simran and Naam Ki Kamai achieve Pooran Awastha. Param Padvi is the Pooran Awasth. Pooran Awastha is also called Atal Awastha. The trust is there as long as it is not shaken by any doubts, illusions or delusions, once the trust is shake, it means there is no trust and that is a reason for falling back. But when we reach the Pooran Awastha then our trust is Pooran too and will never be shaken no matter what happens around us. This trust will basically cross all limits and will become infinite. The trust will make we a winner, the trust is the bandgi. Devotion is Bandgi and love is Bandgi. As long as our trust, devotion and love for the Guru is there we are progressing in Bandgi, as soon as our trust is shaken, our devotion and love will also be shaken and that will block our progress in Bandgi. So please be careful and never let our trust in our Guru be shaken and keep on enhancing it until it reaches that level when we are blessed with Puran Tatt Gyan. Once we reach that level in our Bandgi then we will not fall back ever. We will reach Atal Awastha, where our trust for Guru is Atal, our devotion for Guru is Atal, our love for Guru is Atal.
When we reach Pooran Awastha then our Hirda will go into Sat Santokh – complete divine contentment and all our desires will diminish. Panj Doots: Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh and Ahankaar give birth to the desires and prompt us to fulfill our desires, which is a continuous and never ending process. There is no end to our desires. One after the other they keep on popping up and keep us wandering in the wilderness of Panj Doots forever. There is only one way to get out of the desires or end our desires and that happens when our Hirda goes into Sat Santokh – complete contentment, ten there remains no desire. This divine power of Sat Santokh is achieved only by those who become Pooran Purakh. When there is no desires left and the Hirda goes into Sat Santokh then there is nothing that can shake our trust, devotion and love for the Guru, and this divine blessing is available only to a Pooran Purakh. Therefore, the Hirda of a Pooran Purakh is always and forever filled with the infinite trust, infinite devotion and infinite love for their Gur and Guru.
Sadhoo is a Pooran Purakh, Sant is a Pooran Purakh, Satgur is a Puran Purakh, Braham Gyani is a Pooran Purakh, a Khalsa is a Pooran Purakh. When we go into the Sat Sangat of such a Pooran Purakh then we will feel inside we the spiritual thirst, the divine thirst to meet God, the divine thirst to see God, the divine thirst to realize God completely and become one with Him. This divine thirst is called “Chaao”, the divine excitement that we feel within ourself. When this “Chaao” is felt by us then we feel like dedicating ourself at the Charan Sharan of the Pooran Purakh. We feel like giving up everything at the Charans of this Pooran Purakh. We feel like giving our Tunn, Munn and Dhan at the Charans of this Pooran Purakh. All these are divine signs that now we are ready for Gurparsaad. Then our trust, devotion and love for this Pooran Purakh will be awakened inside us. When this divine feeling comes inside us then seize that moment and do whatever comes inside us. If we do so then we are bound to be blessed with Gurparsaad. We should take full and complete advantage of this “Chaao” and do what our inside is telling we to do.
This in fact is the Hukam which our inner Jyot is telling us to do. We are being offered an opportunity to board the divine boat to the eternity and we should not miss this divine boat. The Guru is the divine boat to the Dargah, and the ones who board this divine boat are ferried across to the Dargah. The ones who miss this boat are left back to wander in the wilderness of Maya. The ones who board this divine boat are blessed with Gurparsaad. This divine boat is Gurparsaad, this divine boat is the Chattar of a Puran Purakh, which will save us from every attack of Maya during our Bandgi process and will take us all the way through to the Pooran Awastha.
That is the divine beauty of a Puran Purakh. He will make us like Himself. He will transform our Hirda into a Sat Hirda and will make us the Mahima of Akal Purakh. So the ones who board this divine boat and go under the Chattar of a Pooran Purakh are very fortunate ones as they progress in their Bandgi. They are absorbed in Naam, they go into Smadhi, Naam goes into their Rom Rom, all their Bajjar Kappaats are opened, their Dassam Duaar is opened, all the Sat Sarovars are enlightened with Naam, and they achieve the highest level of eternal happiness and and divine peace. Their Mahima is beyond description as they become Pooran Purakh by themselves. Therefore, please keep our Ardaas in our mind all the times and keep on praying for Gurparsaad for making our human life worthwhile.
sayvak kee mansaa pooree bha-ee.
satgur tay nirmal mat la-ee.
jan ka-o parabh ho-i-o da-i-aal.
sayvak keeno sadaa nihaal.
banDhan kaat mukat jan bha-i-aa.
janam maran dookh bharam ga-i-aa.
ichh punee sarDhaa sabh pooree.
rav rahi-aa sad sang hajooree.
jis kaa saa tin lee-aa milaa-ay.
naanak bhagtee naam samaa-ay. ||3||
Along with the poison of Rajo and Tamo Birti of Maya there is another thing that is one of the biggest road blocks in our spiritual progress and this negative force is the Bharams – doubts, illusions and delusions, that our mind is filled with. As long as our mind is influenced by these doubts, illusions and delusions we will not be able to progress in our spirituality. These doubts, illusions and delusions give birth to Dubidha – duality.
Duality means that there is something else other than God, and this other thing takes we over and si
de tracks the divine truth. The worst thing we do is doubt on Gurmat, that is why we are carried away by the Sansarik Mat – worldly wisdom, or our own Mat – self wisdom or Durmat – which is the bad wisdom. Any negative force that takes we away from the divine truth is Durmat. As long as we are wandering in the wilderness of Panj Doots and desires we are operating under the Durmat.
Panj Doots are the biggest Durmat. Trishna is the biggest Durmat. Trishna is a never ending stream of desires. When one desire is full filled it gives birth to another desire which is even bigger than the previous one, and operating in this process we lose our mind, soul and body and are lost in this never ending stream of desires, which is called Trishna, and the Trishna is never quenched operating in this normal process. Therefore, Sansarik Mat, Munmat and Durmat leads to the Bharams, illusions and delusions and thus forms one of the biggest road blocks in our way to divinity.
The Bharams, illusions and delusions give birth to questions in our mind, questions about the validity of the Gurmat, questions about the validity of the Gur and Guru, questions about the validity of a Puran Sant a Puran Braham Gyani, questions about the validity of what a Puran Sant is telling we to do, questions about the validity of the words of a Puran Sant, a Satgur a Puran Braham Gyani, a Puran Khalsa.
There are a lot of people who don’t even believe that Gurbani is the eternal truth and without knowing the divine truth will start questioning the validity of what is said or written in the Gurbani. All these negative thoughts lead us into the wilderness of the Bharams, illusions and delusions and we are completely lost from the divine truth.
However, as soon as our Bharams, illusions and delusions are washed away we come out of duality and all our questions are answered from within and our mind goes into complete peace. The end of Bharams, illusions and delusions and end of Dubidha – duality is achieved by Gurparsaad. With this Gurparsad our own wisdom – Munnmat, Sansarik Mat-worldly wisdom and Durmat-bad wisdom is replaced with the Gurmat.
The source of Gurmat is the Satgur. When we dedicate and surrender completely at the Sat Charan Sharan of the Satgur then we achieve this Gurparsaad. End of Bharams, illusions, delusions and Dubidha is a very good sign and paves our way to the divinity, our spiritual progress goes on a fast track and all our mental sicknesses – Panj Doots and desires are washed away, all our sins are washed away and our soul becomes weightless. Our soul is relieved of the weight of our past Karams, past sins, our past Asat Ki Karni, our poison that we have been drinking for ages together under the influence of Panj Doots and Trishna is replaced with the Amrit. All the shackles of Maya – Maya Key Bandhan are broken and we are freed, our soul is freed from the cycle of death and birth, this freedom from the Bandhan of Maya – shackles of Maya is called Jivan Mukti.
Our soul that has been separated from the Nirgun Saroop of infinite divine power Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji, goes back and merges with this infinite divine power. Our consistant and persistant Ardaas at the Charan Sharan of the Gur and Guru is in this way answered by the Gur and Guru and our desire to achieve Gurparsaad is fullfilled, we are blessed with Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva and our desire to achieve the divine wisdom – Puran Braham Gyan is granted under the Chattar of the Satgur.
Satgur is very kind and when we go to His Charan Sharan and pray for Gurparsaad after giving up everything at His Sat Charans then there is nothing that will prevent Him for giving Gurparsaad to us. This Gurparsaad is the source of:-
· Jivan Mukti,
· Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva,
· Chad di Kala,
· Sada Sukh,
· Suhaag and Sada Suhaag.
This Gurparsaad is
· the weapon to defeat Maya and to breaking all the shackles of Maya,
· the way to make us single vision – Ik Drisht and will take us out of duality, Dubidha, Bharams, illusions and delusions,
· the infinite divine power,
· Himself Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji.
This Gurparsaad is available to those who at the Charan Sharan of the Gur and Guru.
so ki-o bisrai je ghaal na bhaanai.
so ki-o bisrai je kee-aa jaanai.
so ki-o bisrai jin sabh kichh dee-aa.
so ki-o bisrai je jeevan jee-aa.
so ki-o bisrai je agan meh raakhai.
gur parsaad ko birlaa laakhai.
so ki-o bisrai je bikh tay kaadhai.
janam janam kaa tootaa gaadhai.
gur poorai tat ihai bujhaa-i-aa.
parabh apnaa naanak jan Dhi-aa-i-aa. ||4||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly continuing to bless us with the Puran Braham Gyan about the Mahima of Gurparsaad and the source of Gurparsaad.
We have spoken briefly earlier about the Bharams, Dubidha, illusions and delusions that are responsible for our no spiritual progress. (There is a Gurparsaadi writing on “Dharam Key Bharam”. Please take some time to read this writing, it will help we clarify and delete our Bharams, Dubidha, illusions and delusions.) These Bharams, Dubidha, illusions and delusions can only be removed by the Poora Guru, the one who has Param Jyot Puran Parkash in His Hirda and His Hirda is a Sat Hirda. His Hirda has earned the complete internal compliance, the compliance of defeating Maya and gone beyond the three attributes of Maya. He is the one who has earned the Puran Sachyari Rahat. The one who has achieved Puran Tatt Gyan. The one who has achieved Puran Braham Gyan and only such a soul can take we to this level. Such a soul is the source of Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. Complete surrender at the Charan Sharan of Gur and Guru and focusing on Gurparsaad is the real divine life, so the one who gives us this divine life, should never be forgotten.
Our Karni is being constantly watched against the yard stick of Sat. Everything we do or perform is being judged and weighed on Sach Di Takdi. When we focus on Naam, Bandgi and Seva, we are being watched by the God sitting inside us. When we follow the Panj Doots and desires and perform under their influence and drink this poison, then also we are being watched constantly by the infinite divine power sitting inside us. Whateve we sow now so shall we reap in the future. Therefore, why should we indulge in those deeds whch are poisonous and leave the Amrit aside. Why not focus on the deeds that will bring us the Amrit?
It doesn’t take any complex study to figure out how we are performing in our day to day deeds. Just focus for a few minutes at the end of the day on our mind and scan what we did during the day for what was positive and what was negative. Keep in mind that all our deeds are being watched and will be graded by the divine power within ourself. This will give us an opportunity to analyse our own deeds and we will be able to focus more and more on truthful deeds. We can at least be truthful with ourself and do a truthful analysis of our own deeds. We don’t need to tell anybody if we don’t want to do so, however, accepting our misdeeds at the Charan Sharan of a Pooran Purakh and His Satsangat will do wonders to our Hirda. Our Hirda will be cleansed instantaneously. It does require a lot of courage to do so but if we did this then the rewards will be unbelievable. Just do it and enjoy the divine blessings.
However, the reality is that very few come forward to do so, and this is nothing but ego that won’t let us do it. These are the kind of practical things that Gurbani tells us to do, which are very hard to do, but if done then they do bring instantaneous rewards interms of spiritual cleansing. Since rare souls do so that is why Gurbani says that there is one in ten millions who will be able to achieve Gurparsaad and become one with Almighty. Therefore, since we are being watched constantly, and if we keep this in our mind forever, then our focus will be more and more on Sat Ki Karni, and this Sat Ki Karni will bring us the Gurparsaad. This Gurparsaad will take us out of the scum of Maya. This Gurparsaad will save us from drinking the poison of Rajo and Tamo Birti – Panj Doots and from burning in the fire of Trishna. This Gurparsaad will wash all our sins and bad deeds as well as take we out of the cycle of death and birth, in which we have been cycling for a very long period of time and bring we the reward of salvation.
This can happen only in the Sat Sangat of a Pooran Purakh, this can happen only under the Chattar of a Puran Purakh and the ones who give up everything at the Sat Charans of a Pooran Purakh are blessed with Gurparsaad. Therefore, the one who gives everything and takes good care of us, the one who has given we this human life to realize our real divine status, should never be forgotten.
saajan sant karahu ih kaam.
aan ti-aag japahu har naam.
simar simar simar sukh paavhu.
aap japahu avrah naam japaavhu.
bhagat bhaa-ay taree-ai sansaar.
bin bhagtee tan hosee chhaar.
sarab kali-aan sookh niDh naam.
boodat jaat paa-ay bisraam.
sagal dookh kaa hovat naas.
naanak naam japahu guntaas. ||5||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Pancham Patshah Ji is urging us to focus on Naam, Naam Simran and Naam Ki Kamai. The entire Gurbani is the Mahima of Naam, Naam Simran and Naam Ki Kamai. This is the highest Kamai we can dedicate ourself to. There is no Kamai better or bigger than the Naam Ki Kamai. Therefore, please leave our own wisdom –Munmat, Sansarik Mat – worldly wisdom and Durmat – bad wisdom aside and dedicate ourself to Naam Ki Kamai. If at all we desire for anything, please desire only for Naam Ki Kamai. Such as the Sants are always and forever absorbed in Naam Ki Kamai, same way Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji is urging us to be absorbed in Naam Ki Kamai on a continuous basis.
Naam Ki Kamai will bring we Param Sukh – divine happiness, which comes when our mind and Hirda will go into complete peace – Sunn Smadhi. The highest level of divine happiness, the never ending eternal happiness, everlasting peace in mind and Hirda will come only when we will focus on Naam Ki Kamai. Not only we should focus on Naam Ki Kamai but we should always be encouraging and helping others to dedicate them to the Naam Ki Kamai.
Naam Ki Kamai will pave our way to Jvan Mukti. Naam Ki Kamai will ferry we across the this world of Maya and take we all the way to the Dargah. When we focus on Naam Ki Kamai then our mind, Hirda, soul and body will be transformed completely and our mind will be replaced with Naam and will become a Jyot Saroop, our Hirda will become a Sat Hirda, our soul and body will be completely purified as Naam will drive all the Doots out, all our Bajjar Kappaats will be opened, our Dassam Duaar will be opened and a permanent connection will be formed with the Nirgun Saroop, all our Sat Sarovars will be activated and illuminated with Naam and our entire body will be filled with Amrit.
Our trust, faith, devotion and unconditional love for Naam is the key to the Dargah. Trust, devotion and love is the language of Bandgi. Trust, devotion and love is the langauge of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. Trust, devotion and love is Bandgi. Trust, devotion and love will defeat Maya and will take we beyond Maya and merge we with Akal Purakh.
Please always and forever keep in mind that without Naam Ki Kamai this physical body is nothing but a garbage generating machine. Our body is a conversion machine, it converts all the food we eat to garbage. Our skin is continuously spitting sweat, if we don’t clean ourself every day then see what happens. But, at the same time we have been gifted with this divine power of using this body for Naam Simran and collection of Naam Ki Kamai. Therefore, instead of drinking the poison of Panj Doots and Trishna, using this body for collecting Naam Ki Kamai and filling it up with divine qualities and Amrit will be the right use of this body. By concentrating on Naam Ki Kamai we will not only help ourself but eventually we will be able to help the entire humanity.
Our Seva of the humanity will bring peace to the masses. Wherever we go or wherever we live or stay the entire surrounding environment will become peaceful and will get filled with Amrit and benefit from our presence. Naam Ki Kamai will make us Mahima of Naam, Naam Ki Kamai will make we Mahima of Akal Purakh, Naam Ki Kamai will make we what Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji wants we to become.
We will be able to absorb the poison of hundreds and thousands people and give them Amrit and make their lives peaceful and filled with Amrit. Our Naam Ki Kamai will diminish the pains and sorrows of the masses and will unite them with Naam. The entire creation will benefit from our Naam Ki Kamai. Our Naam Ki Kamai will make us a source of Gurparsaad and we will be able to deliver this Gurparsaad to the masses and make their human lives successful.
Naam Ki Kamai will fill our Hirda with all the divine qualities and infinite divine powers. The Mahima of Naam Ki Kamai is beyond description. This was just a glimpse of what will happen to we when we focus on Naam Ki Kamai. Therefore, this is our humble request at the Shri Charans of the Sangat or whosoever reads this Gurparsaadi writing to please dedicate yourself to Naam Ki Kamai and help the rest of the creation along with serving the Master.
upjee pareet paraym ras chaa-o.
man tan antar ihee su-aa-o.
naytarahu paykh daras sukh ho-ay.
man bigsai saaDh charan Dho-ay.
bhagat janaa kai man tan rang.
birlaa ko-oo paavai sang.
ayk basat deejai kar ma-i-aa.
gur parsaad naam jap la-i-aa.
taa kee upmaa kahee na jaa-ay.
naanak rahi-aa sarab samaa-ay. ||6||
Surrendering completely with Tunn, Munn and Dhan at the Sat Charans of a Sadh will ignite the Jyot inside us. Our birth in the human life is due to this Jyot, which is inside us. In a normal person this Jyot is kind of hidden inside and is kept like that due to the influence of Maya – Panj Doots and Trishna. This Jyot comes to forefront only when we go beyond Maya – then it takes over and appears as Param Jyot Puran Parkash.
Working under the influence of Panj Doots and Trishna our body have become so corrupted that the Jyot doesn’t want to appear as directed by the infinite divine power, the divine laws. For the Jyot to appear in our body, our body needs to be cleansed and purified.
When we go at the Charan Sharan of a Sadh then we are blessed with Gurparsaad and this Gurparsaad – which is the infinite divine power cleans we up from inside and purifies we from inside to make a place for this Jyot to appear. Washing Charans of a Sadh will ignite this Jyot inside us. Drinking the water after washing the Charans of a Sadh will do wonders to our spiritual life. Taking a bath with the Charan Dhool of a Sadh will clean we from inside and will purify our mind, soul, Hirda and body. All our sins will be washed away, all our bad deeds of the past will be pardoned. All our misdoings will be forgiven. All this will contribute to transformation of our mind and Hirda, our mind and Hirda will be filled with the Puran Parkash.
Please be sure that when we say Parkash we really physically see this Parkash, it is not just said in the Gurbani, it happens to us physically and our body is filled with this divine Jyot and Parkash and we can physically see this divine light. Therefore, please do what Gurbani is telling we to do and enjoy everything that Gurbani says will happen to us. All this really happens, it is not any illusion, it is a divine truth.
Sadh Sangat is the Sangat where there is a Puran Purakh sitting. Sat Sangat is the Sangat where there is a Sat Hirda sitting, and dedicating ourself to such a Sangat will open up our divine doors and the divine love and divine devotion will spring up in our mind, Hirda, soul and body. We will be filled with Sachee Preet and Sachee Shardha and a lot of excitement for the Gur and Guru, for the Sat Sangat, for the Sadh Sangat. Going to Sat Sangat will become our top priority and we will be united with Naam and our mind will go into peace.
Gurparsaad will take our mind into Ajapaa Jaap, Naam will travel by itself to all over our body, our Sat Sarovars will be illuminated and will spring up with Amrit all over our mind, Hirda, soul and body. We may be blessed with the Darshans of Satguru Sahibans, Braham Gyanis, Sants and Bhagats. We may be blessed with all kind of divine visions. Everytime we go into the Sat Sangat we will go a step higher on the spiritual ladder. Our Preet and Shardha will keep on increasing everytime we do Darshans of we Guru. Our mind, Hirda, soul and body will become a pot full of Amrit, not only that the Amrit will start to flow out from this pot and when that happens we will be able to help others.
Therefore, the Mahima of those who are absorbed in naam is beyond description.
God is the kindest of all. His kindness is infinite too, just like Him. All of His divine qualities are infinite and when we surrender to Him or a Sadh then His kindness is bound to be showered upon us and we are sure to be blessed with Gurparsaad. This is the Gurparsaad that will take us to Dargah.
The divinity of God is beyond description. He is omnipresent, so He is present in us as well and we will be able to realize Him with this Gurparsaad. Therefore, please keep on praying for Gurparsaad until we achieve it. Please keep in our mind that there is a rare soul who saves Gurparsaad and goes into Puran Bandgi. So please make sure to understand that when blessed with Gurparsaad it will awaken our fortune. Please don’t take it lightly and follow the words of our Guru. There are a lot of people who are blessed with Gurparsaad but only a rare one who saves the Gurparsaad.
parabh bakhsand deen da-i-aal.
bhagat vachhal sadaa kirpaal.
anaath naath gobind gupaal.
sarab ghataa karat partipaal.
aad purakh kaaran kartaar.
bhagat janaa kay paraan aDhaar.
jo jo japai so ho-ay puneet.
bhagat bhaa-ay laavai man heet.
ham nirgunee-aar neech ajaan.
naanak tumree saran purakh bhagvaan. ||7||
Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji is continuing to describe the Mahima of Gurparsaad. When we are blessed with the infinite divine power of Gurparsaad, all the divine qualities are also blessed to us under the Chattar of Gurparsaad. Basically, God wants us to become like Him so essentially all those divine qualities that are contained in the “Guni Nidhaan” Dhan Dhan Sachey Patshah Ji Paar Braham Parmesar Ji will be blessed to us as well as a part of the infinite divine power of Gurparsaad.
Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji is very kindly giving us the Puran Braham Gyan about some of these divine qualities. Forgiveness is one of His divine qualities. Once we turnaround towards Gur and Guru and give up everything at their Sat Charans then all our misdeeds from this life and all previous lives will be forgiven. All ofour sins from this life and all previous lives will be forgiven instantaneously. Our spiritual progress will be proportional to how much have we surrendered to the Gur and Guru. Forgiveness is one of the infinite divine power as there is no end to His limits of forgiveness. Basically, He will forgive anything and everything that is even beyond our imagination. In fact, He doesn’t look at our bad qualities at all- Awgun. All He looks at is how much dedication we have towards the Gur and Guru. How much we have given up at the Charan Sharan of the Gur and Guru and we will be rewarded accordingly in terms of our spiritual progress.
In the same way He would like us to fill up our Hirda with this divine quality of forgiveness. He doesn’t want us to look at anybody’s bad qualities and bad Karni. So if anybody does anything wrong to us, just forgive them. There is no limit to forgiveness. No matter what kind of crime, we should be able to forgive the criminal. We should only be looking at how we can do good to others and not retaliate in the same way if somebody does anything harming to us. Anybody who does so will have to bear its fruits according to his Karni, but we should not build our destiny by getting involved in negative deeds. Therefore, forgiveness is the best thing to do. In this way we will be able to build our good destiny and we will not generate another bad Karam to be reaped in future. We want to end our Karams and this is how we can do it. So always be forgiving to whatever may happen around we or to we and fill up our Hirda with this divine quality – infinite divine power.
Similarly, kindness is another divine quality that the God wants us to focus on. There is no limit to His kindness. He can give us anything, so much so, He can even give us His Throne, He can give us the kingdom of 14 Lok Parlok. So please don’t ask for anything. Who knows what He will give us when He is pleased with us. And if at all He asks us what we want then either say, “Naam, Bandgi and Seva” or don’t say anything, or humbly say, “I don’t need anything. You have already given me everything, what more do I need?” He has infinite love for those who do His Bandgi and dedicate themselves to His Bandgi.
Mercy is another divine quality, infinite divine power that is a part of His eternal treasures. Is there any limit to mercy? Can we measure mercy? Is it possible to gage the depth of mercy? The divine truth is that mercy is an infinite divine power. By being merciful to others and the entire creation we will never be prompted to do anything wrong to others. We will always do good to others. When we do only good to others then there is no way that God will not be pleased with us and take us in His lap. Kirpaa is the divine name for mercy, kindness, forgiveness and all His divine qualities.
Anaath Kaa Naath is another divine quality of God. Basically, we are all Anaath. As long as we are Duhagans and not Suhagans, we are Anaath, means without any Master. But just look at His kindness, mercy and forgiveness, He still takes care of us. Everything that we have and we need for living is provided by Him. And above all He waits for us to come back to Him with open arms without looking at our countless misdoings and sins.
Gobind means the Lord of the Universe and Gopaal means the one who sustains the entire universe. Pratipaal means the nourisher of all of us – He feeds us all with everything that we need for existance in this world.
Aad Purakh means the Primal Being, the Origin of every creation, the Creator of the entire universe, the Creator of the entire creation. The Creation is called the Creation because of the Creator. Kartar – the only Doer the Karta Purakh. Look at this divine quality of being Karta Purakh. The ones who focus on this divine quality are blessed with killing their Haumai. The ones who find it difficult to fight with their ego and Ahankaar, or the ones who have too much Haumai, we will request them to focus on “Sat Naam Karta Purakh” Simran. This Simran will kill their Haumai and will fill their Hirda with Garibi Ves – utmost humility and humbleness.
God lives and appears in every breath of a Bhagat. God lives and appears on a continuous basis in His Bhagats. God Himself is Bandgi, God Himself is the Naam, God Himself is Naam Ki Kamai, God Himself is Gurparsaad. Therefore, the ones who are absorbed in His Naam and Gurparsaad become “Puneet” – are purified, their Hirda goes into Puran Sachyari Rahat, complete internal compliance, compliance of defeating Maya, compliance of Atam Rus Amrit, Braham Gyan Amrit.
We are all ignorant, fools, lowest of the lowest, loonharami, gunehgaar, nirguniaar and have no good qualities. We are maha pakhandi, maha paapi, maha kaami, maha lobhi, maha mohi, maha ahankari and we have come to Your Charan Sharan with folded hands and with kottan kot dandaut at Your pavan charans.
We give our tunn, munn and dhan at Your Sat charans. Please help us, please show us the right path, please take us under our Charan Sharan, please accept us under our divine Chattar, please forgive us for our misdoings and sins. We will follow Your divine words from now onwards and will live the way You want us to live. We will do what You want us to do. Please bless us with Your Gurparsaad and accept us as Your suhagan.”
This should be our ardaas “pal pal chin chin” – every moment. This Ardaas will do wonders for us. This is our divine promise to you.
This should be our ardaas “pal pal chin chin” – every moment. This Ardaas will do wonders for us. This is our divine promise to you.
sarab baikunth mukat mokh paa-ay.
ayk nimakh har kay gun gaa-ay.
anik raaj bhog badi-aa-ee.
har kay naam kee kathaa man bhaa-ee.
baho bhojan kaapar sangeet.
rasnaa japtee har har neet.
bhalee so karnee sobhaa Dhanvant.
hirdai basay pooran gur mant.
saaDhsang parabh dayh nivaas.
sarab sookh naanak pargaas. ||8||20||
Mahima of Gurparsaad is beyond description. One of the divine benefits of Gurparsaad is that we will make a place for ourself in the Dargah of Akal Purakh. This is the divine truth explained in this divine Shabad “sarab baikunth”.
Baikunth is Dargah. Therefore, when our Bandgi is blessed as Puran Bandgi, Param Padvi, Puran Braham Gyan, Puran Tatt Gyan, Param Jyot Puran Parkash, we are always and forever will be sitting in the Dargah of Akal Purakh.
The Puran Sant, Puran Braham Gyani, Satgur and a Puran Khalsa is always and forever sitting in the Dargah. Physically they may be anywhere, but spiritually they are always and forever present in the Dargah. It is believed, and it is the divine truth that these souls tie both ends together – one end of Dargah with the other end at Earth. They are present everywhere – Omnipresent, as they have merged in Akal Purakh. With this divine blessing comes the Mukti from Maya and Jivan Mukti.
In fact, Jivan Mukt is a Sant Hirda, Jivan Mukt is a Sat Hirda. Jivan Mukti comes while living on this Earth. A lot of people live in this illusion that Jivan Mukti comes after physical death, that is not true. Jivan Mukti comes while living on this Earth. It doesn’t come after physical death, however, it does come with the death of Haumai and defeating Maya.
Mukti from Maya is Jivan Mukti. Mukti from Maya comes by defeating Maya and going beyond Maya. Bandgi is basically performing Mahima of Akal Purakh. Performing Naam Simran is performing Akal Purakh Ki Mahima. Doing Gurbani is doing Akal Purakh Ki Mahima. By performing the Mahima of Akal Purakh comes Jivan Mukti and a place in Dargah. With Gurparsaad comes infinite divine treasures, never ending peace of mind, everlasting eternal happiness and wonderful glories and all of the divine qualities. The most important thing is that these divine gifts become ours forever and we never lose them.
With this we are also blessed with the divine gift of “Har Key Naam Ki Katha”, which means that now we understand the Gurbani. This divine gift also becomes ours forever. Please keep in mind that Gurbani is “Har Key Naam Ki Katha” and we are blessed with the preaching powers of this “Har Key Naam Ki Katha” as we have now been blessed with a very deep divine understanding of Gurbani.
Gurbani is the language of Sach Khand and it has come from Sach Khand, therefore, for a normal person it is not possible to feel the depth of this Gyan Sarovar. But, as our Bandgi progresses, our understanding of Gurbani will keep on improving and when we are blessed with Puran Braham Gyan then Gurbani will become very clear. With this Gurparsaad comes the Seva by Maya. Maya becomes our servant, Panj Doots and Trishna becomes our slaves. All the Ridhis and Sidhis become our slaves.
With this Gurparsaad comes Ajapaa Jaap and Rom Rom Naam Simran, and as a part of this blessing our Rasna goes on Ajapaa Jaap, which means that our Rasna along with other parts of the body also vibrates with Naam. It doesn’t mean that we will be reciting Naam with our Rasna, but our Rasna by itself will keep on vibrating with Naam on a continuous basis.
Our Karni will become Sat Ki Karni and we will be continuously serving the truth and delivering the truth. Our glory will appear all over in all directions, in the entire universe. “Puran Gur Mant” is the Naam – Sat Naam and our Hirda will be filled with this Amrit. “Puran Gur Mant” is the Naam of Akal Purakh, Sat Naam and not the Guru Mantra Vaheguru. As explained by Bhai Gurdass Ji, Vaheguru is the Guru Mantra of the four ages. Bhai Gurdaas Ji has very kindly explained both Sat Naam and Guru Mantra Vaheguru in His Vaars. There are some Gurparsaadi writings published on the website which explain both Sat Naam Mantra and Guru Mantra Vaheguru as explained by Bhai Gurdass Ji. Please take some time to read these writings to clear our doubts about the Naam and Guru Mantra.
This infinite divine power of Gurparsaad is available at the Sat Charans of a Puran Sant, a Puran Braham Gyani a Satgur or a Puran Khalsa or a Sada Suhagan. Therefore, Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji is repeatedly telling us in the Gurbani to surrender ourselves at the Sat Charans of such a soul who is a Sada Suhagan. Only a Sada Suhagan can help us achieve the Suhaag and bless us as a Suhagan. The Suhaag will activate all our Sat Sarovars. The Suhaag will open all our Bajjar Kappaats and our mind, Hirda, soul and body will be filled with Amrit. Therefore, please dedicate yourself to the Ardaas for Gurparsaad and save yourself from drinking the poison of Maya and be absorbed in the Amrit.