sargun nirgun nirankaar sunn samaaDhee aap.
aapan kee-aa naankaa aapay hee fir jaap. ||1||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly is giving us this unmatched unique piece of divine wisdom – Puran Braham Gyan about the Mahima of Nirgun, Sargun and Sunn Samaadhee in this divine Shalok.
Nirgun, Sargun and Sunn Samaadhee is a very high spiritual stage. When an ordinary person is blessed with it they are transformed into a Sat Hirda. This is what happens when our Ardaas is heard in the Dargah and we are blessed with this Gurparsaad. This is a Gurparsaad of very high order. When the Nirgun and Sargun become one in an ordinary person then a Puran Sant Hirda is born.
When an ordinary Hirda is transformed into a Sat Hirda in all physical and divine senses in a person then a Puran Brahmgiani comes into existence into the world. When the Nirgun and Sargun becomes one inside a person moving on the Bandgi path, he 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 Satoand can’t be seen with the normal eye. It 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 operates the creation. This is the divine power that runs 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 runs the blood in our veins. It runs our heart and all the organs of the body are kept functioning and the body is kept 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. One is highly combustible and the 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.
Just as our physical body, which is Sargun, is the creation of the Creator and is run by Akal Purakh’s Nirgun Infinite Divine Power, so in the 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. 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.
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. 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.
When Nirgun and Sargun become one in a person moving on this divine path of Bandgi then the mind, Hirda, soul and body is taken over by the Infinite Divine Power and the person goes into a state of complete silence, which is a completely thoughtless stage, and is called Sunn Samaadhee. This is the highest level of Simran, as when this happens then the entire mind, Hirda, soul and body goes into Naam Simran and is absorbed in the Amrit.
When we go into Sunn Samaadhee then we will not be able to know how much time has elapsed during the time we where in Sunn Samaadhee. There remains no effect of the time and space. In fact, we go beyond time and space during that period when our mind, Hirda, soul and body goes into complete silence. This stage of Bandgi has been called “Maha Parmarath” in the Gurbani
Sunn Samaadh Maha Parmarath.
This means that this is the most rewarding state of mind, Hirda, soul and body. When we go into Sunn Samaadhee then whatever may be happening around we where we are sitting, then we will not hear anything, we will have no thoughts at all in our mind, our Hirda, soul and body will be filled with Amrit and we will go into a complete state of eternal bliss.
Our mind, Hirda, soul and body will go into complete peace and wherever there is complete peace, complete silence God appears right there and then. Our Rom Rom will vibrate with Naam, every cell of our body will go into Naam Simran, our body will be filled with Amrit, all our Sat Sarovars will be enlightened and will spring up with Amrit, all our Bajjar Kappaats will be opened, including Dassam Duaar and we will be blessed with Panch Shabad Anhad Naad music in our Dassam Duaar on a continuous basis.
(Various stages of Naam Simran are explained in another Gurparsaadi writing here. Please take some time to read this divine writing and benefit from it. There are people whose life have been totally transformed by Guru Data Karta just by reading this divinely blessed writing).
This stage of spirituality and divine bliss is basically beyond description, it can only be experienced and can’t be explained. When Nirgun and Sargun become one then there is a complete takeover of our mind, Hirda, soul and body by the Infinite Divine Power and all our senses and Indrees come under the Puran Hukam of Akal Purakh Ji.
Those who are blessed with the Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva, when focused on Naam Simran for long sessions go into Sunn Samaadhee in a short period of time. The ones who dedicate and surrender themselves completely to the Guru with Tunn, Munn and Dhan are blessed with this stage of Bandgi very soon.
Please keep in our mind that our dedication and surrender at the Sat Charans of our Guru are not complete unless these actions are filled with trust, devotion and love for our Guru and also that there is no difference between the Guru and God. The ones who think that there is no difference between God and Guru are blessed with the Gurparsaad of Sunn Samaadhee very soon.
For the Guru all are same, all Sangat is equal and has equal opportunity to be blessed with this Gurparsaad, but our spiritual progress depends upon how much we give up at the Charan Sharan of the Guru. Our gains are according to our dedication, surrender, trust, devotion and love for the Guru.
Many people complain that they are not able to focus on Naam Simran and that they can’t sit for long for Naam Simran. The basic reason for their in ability to focus on Naam Simran is their lack of dedication, lack of complete surrender, lack of trust, lack of devotion and love for the Guru. Bandgi is very simple and easy: just give up everything at the Charan Sharan of the Guru and Guru will take care of the rest.
We humbly request at the Charans of those who complain about very little or no spiritual progress, inspite of them living a very religious life for a long time to dedicate themselves at the Charan Sharan of the Guru in literally a practical way,. Giving Tunn means dedicating to the Seva with our physical body such as long sessions of Naam Simran. Giving Munn means literally following the words of the Guru and giving Dhan means giving one tenth of our earnings at the Charans of the Guru. All of this should be backed with trust, devotion and love for the Guru and if we do so then there is no negative power that is powerful enough to stop us from being blessed with the Gurparsaad.
jab akaar ih kachh na daristaytaa.
paap punn tab kah tay hotaa.
jab Dhaaree aapan sunn samaaDh.
tab bair biroDh kis sang kamaat.
jab is kaa baran chihan na jaapat.
tab harakh sog kaho kiseh bi-aapat.
jab aapan aap aap paarbarahm.
tab moh kahaa kis hovat bharam.
aapan khayl aap varteejaa.
naanak karnaihaar na doojaa. ||1||
Sunn Klaa is the highest divine power of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. It has been described in the Gurbani elsewhere that the entire creation is created by the Creator using His Sunn Klaa. Sunn means complete silence, complete peace and Klaa means the divine power. There is another Gurparsaadi writing here based on the Sunn Klaa describing this Shalok on “Sunn Klaa Aprampar Dhaaree”. This is a divine truth as explained in this writing that Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji was sitting Himself in Sunn Samaadhee for a very long period of time before He created Himself and His Naam and then He created the creation. Complete silence and complete peace has therefore been His Infinite Divine Power. The ones who go into this state of mind, Hirda, soul and body are blessed with the Infinite Divine Power which transforms them completely and then for them the Nirgun and Sargun becomes one when everything is taken over by the Infinite Divine Power. The person in this stage sees, feels and experiences the presence of this Infinite Divine Power in every creation and when this happens then there remains nothing else to know or do, the Omnipresent is seen everywhere, everything is seen happening with this Infinite Divine Power, the logic ends, and Infinite Divine Power takes over.
There are many people who try to find a logic behind everything, but fortunately or unfortunately there is no logic behind the divinity. As long as there is a logic that is visible to the mankind it is called science, and as soon as the logic ends then the Infinite Divine Power takes over. Science is only a small fraction of the entire game of the Akal Purakh Ji. Therefore, for those who go for logic will remain lost in logic, but the ones who become firm believers in this Infinite Divine Power are blessed with advancement in their spirituality.
When this Infinite Divine Power takes over and we are blessed with this divine sense where every creation looks to be existing and operating with this Infinite Divine Power then the entire creation seems to be all in one, individuality is eliminated, duality vanishes, and everywhere and in everything God’s Infinite Divine Power appears to be prevailing. Therefore, when there is no duality then there remains no difference between Paap (sins) and Punn (virtues). This means that after reaching this level of spirituality all His Karams will become Punn Karams, Paap will be eliminated, Punn takes over, Paap and Punn is duality, and only Punn is single vision – Ik Drisht. This means that the person at this level whatever He does is for the benefit of the Sangat, whatsoever it may be that He does, it will be for the benefit for others.
End of duality is the blessing of the Puran Braham Gyan and for a Puran Brahmgiani there is no difference between one person or the other. He is single vision- Ik Drisht. For Him the entire Sangat is same. He is Nirvair as he has no animosity with anyone. His love for every creation is the same as His love for God because he sees the Infinite Divine Power in every creation. For Him God is prevailing in every creation, so what is good or what is bad? God is in every creation so it can’t be good or bad, it is the same everywhere and in every creation.
For such a soul as the Infinite Divine Power takes over everything else, the shape, size, color or creed has no meaning. God is God wether it is in a dog or in a person. God’s Infinite Divine Power is same wether it is in a tree or in an animal or in a person.
When we try to search and go to the origin of everything then there comes a point where logic ends and divinity takes over. Let us take an example of electricity. On the face of it electricity looks like an invention of the human brain. Look at all the theories behind it and texts about how it is generated and how it works. Science goes as far as saying that electricity is due to the electrons and protons. But, when we ask what is the force behind the electrons and protons? And how are the electrons and protons are generated? What is the force or power that creates the electrons and protons? Then the logic ends right there. Then we realize that the electrons and protons were already there. The power or energy was already there. The human brain has just discovered it. The human brain has just realized what was already there. This is why one of the famous law of physics says that energy can neither be created nor destroyed.
All the energies and powers that we use in our daily life, wether it is gasoline that runs the car or the gas that cooks our food, were already there, created by the Creator. The human brain has just discovered them and brought them to use. An ordinary human brain is not capable of creating any completely new building block, but it has been blessed with the power to discover the creation and that is what it does. At the same time when it tries to reach the origin of anything then its logic ultimately fails and that is where divinity takes over. INFINITE DIVINE POWER TAKES OVER WHERE LOGIC ENDS.
Looking for logic is Haumai, beyond logic is divinity. The entire creation is a play created by God, but at the same time the basis of this play is the Truth – SAT. The entire play is based on His Infinite Divine Power of silence and peace. The one who goes into complete peace and silence becomes SAT and is the winner in His game. The one who is lost in the falsehood of Maya is the loser and continues to lose as long he stays under the influence of Maya. The winner is beyond Maya and is so beyond the pains and sorrows inflicted by the attachment.
As long as there is attachment, which is Moh, there are sorrows and pains. The basic reason behind the family relationships is the Moh, or Moh creates falseness in the family relationships. This Moh is nothing but fear of losing worldly possessions, properties and relationships. This fear is due to attachment which is the root cause of all the worldly pains and sorrows. When there is no attachment, there is no fear of losing and we become fearless then there is no pain and sorrow left. Attachment is due to the illusion of false belongingness. The truth is that everything we have been collecting or trying to save is all perishable and is all false. When the Gurparsaad of Infinite Divine Power takes over then all these illusions are washed away and the divine wisdom – Puran Braham Gyan appears, which is again Infinite Divine Power. When all illusions and Dubidha ends then the Infinite Divine Power takes over and this is the only thing that prevails, and what prevails is the SAT. Therefore, the entire creation is a play of Akal Purakh and only His Infinite Divine Powers prevail and there is no other power than this power.
jab hovat parabh kayval Dhanee.
tab banDh mukat kaho kis ka-o ganee.
jab aykeh har agam apaar.
tab narak surag kaho ka-un a-utaar.
jab nirgun parabh sahj subhaa-ay.
tab siv sakat kahhu kit thaa-ay.
jab aapeh aap apnee jot Dharai.
tab kavan nidar kavan kat darai.
aapan chalit aap karnaihaar.
naanak thaakur agam apaar. ||2||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji is continuing to give us the Puran Braham Gyan about the spiritual status of a person who gets blessed with the Sunn Samaadhee and whose Nirgun and Sargun becomes one.
Nirgun means beyond the three attributes of Maya: beyond Rajo, Tamo and Sato attributes of Maya. And Sargun is the same Infinite Divine Power that is the Creator and Operator of the entire and every creation. The Infinite Being is formless, but is also the creator of all forms and also operator of all forms.
Almost all of the human population operates under the three attributes of Maya. The ones who go beyond the three attributes of Maya are blessed with this divine Gurparsaad when for them Nirgun and Sargun becomes one and the ONLY INFINITE DIVINE POWER takes over. At this stage there remain no shackles of Maya around them. There are no Bandhans – ties with anything of any kind. There remains no attachment of any kind with anything. This means there is freedom. This freedom is called salvation. This freedom is available to every soul in this universe, but we choose to live the life of a slave of Maya.
There is no treasure bigger or better than the Infinite Divine Power that is available to us in the form of this freedom, but we chose to collect the scum of Maya. Does it make sense to stay drenched in the scum of Maya and leave out the infinite divine treasures? This Infinite Divine Power can’t be seen with the normal five senses of a human being. How can we see something which is infinite with limited means? Therefore, for seeing, experiencing and feeling this Infinite Divine Power we have to be blessed with the divine power and this divine power is available to those who go into Sunn Samaadhee and whose Nirgun and Sargun becomes one. Then there is a complete merger with the Akal Purakh and we become a never separable part of the Mansarovar – Gursagar, Omnipresent, then heaven or hell doesn’t mean anything.
This is a divine truth that the Dargah (Realm of Truth, of God) is above heaven (realm of the Devi and Devtas, gods and goddesses), so when we earn a place in the Dargah then what else is lacking? Dargah is above everything else. All of the Devi and Devtas are all below the Dargah. Even Lord Shiva is below the Dargah of Akal Purakh. This is a divine truth that this divine power of reaching the Dargah is available only and only to the human beings. This divine power is not even available to any Devi and Devtas. That is why all the Devi and Devtas long for coming back to the human life because then only they can reach the Dargah. Therefore, those who are blessed with Sunn Samaadhee and for whom Sargun and Nirgun becomes one are above the Devi and Devtas.
We have been born in this human life with the divine Jyot inside us and this divine Jyot is the Infinite Divine Power. Our body is being run by this Jyot and this Jyot has been placed by God Himself inside our Hirda. When we are born we are free, then, why would we chose to live as a slave of Maya? It is a divine truth that when a child is born, all His Kappaats are open. All His Sat Sarovars are enlightened and Dassam Duaar is open. The body of a new born is filled with Amrit. But, as the child grows, he tastes Maya and starts to like Maya due to the influence of Maya on the family and slowly becomes a slave of Maya himself. If this new born child can be kept away from the influence of Maya then when he grows he will become a Puran Brahmgiani for sure. However, it is practically very difficult to keep a child away from the influence of Maya but at least parents can themselves focus on the Sat Ki Karni so that the child will pickup himself only Sat Ki Karni and will have minimal effect of the Maya. As he grows it will be easier for Him to focus on Naam, Naam Simran and Naam Ki Kamai. By playing Gurbani close to a new born and as they grow focusing them on Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai and Bandgi will for sure help the new comer stay close to God.
Those who are blessed with the Gurparsaad of Sunn Samaadhee, whose Nirgun and Sargun becomes one, are blessed with “Sahaj Subhaa.” This means that they are also blessed with Sahaj Samaadhee. Sahaj Samaadhee is a continuous Samaadhee, never ending, forever. This is all His game, however, it is a Gurparsaadi play. This Gurparsaad is available to us as a new born child. If saved and focused on we can make our spiritual dreams come true. This Gurparsaad is available to us on a continuous basis, all we have to do is to go to the source of this Gurparsaad and give up everything to Him with complete surrender and with trust, devotion and love. With this eternal blessing our Nirgun and Sargun will become one and we will go into Sunn Samaadhee and then the Infinite Divine Power will take over everything and we will forever become one with this Infinite Divine Power. When that happens then everything else will be meaningless for us as there is nothing bigger and better than this Infinite Divine Power. There is no place better than the Dargah.
abhinaasee sukh aapan aasan.
tah janam maran kaho kahaa binaasan.
jab pooran kartaa parabh so-ay.
tab jam kee taraas kahhu kis ho-ay.
jab abigat agochar parabh aykaa.
tab chitar gupat kis poochhat laykhaa.
jab naath niranjan agochar agaaDhay.
tab ka-un chhutay ka-un banDhan baaDhay.
aapan aap aap hee acharjaa.
naanak aapan roop aap hee uparjaa. ||3||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly continuing to give us the divine wisdom about the Mahima of the Gurparsaad of Nirgun Sargun and Sunn Samaadhee in these divine words.
This divine Gurparsaad’s Mahima is beyond description, but here isa glimpse of some of the divine treasures that this Gurparsaad brings us:
- Sahaj Samaadhee,
- Sada Sukh – never ending eternal happiness,
- “abhinaasee”- merger in “abhinaasee”, making us “abhinaasee” meaning nothing will be able to destroy us,
- freedom from the cycle of death and birth,
- the state of Puran Purakh,
- out of drinking the poison of Maya and fill us with Amrit,
- the Puran Braham Gyan, the blessing of divine wisdom allowing us to understand the vital divine qualities of the Almighty,
- realization that this is His Infinite Divine Power that makes everything happen around us and everywhere,
- the divine sense by opening our divine eye. God is beyond the normal five senses of human being, but with the divine eye we are able to see, feel and experience Him,
- clearance from the effect of all our Karni not only from this life but from all previous lives, and will bring us salvation.
When the Infinite Divine Power takes over everything for us then we realize that there is only one “Naath”. This means that God is the owner of everything. He is the Master of everything. He is “Niranjan” meaning that He is beyond the darkness of Maya. He is beyond the three attributes of Maya. He is “Agochar” meaning that He is incomprehensible with the normal five senses and only the divine sense can recognize and realize Him. He is “Agaadh” meaning He is the Infinite Divine Power that is Omnipresent and only He could create Himself. Only He could create the entire creation. Only He could run this entire creation.
Being infinite there is no form. How can infinite be defined in measurable terms? So that makes Him formless. “Nirankaar” means formless. Being Infinite means He is Formless. “Oankaar” means formless and only He Himself could make Himself formless or infinite. Infinite has no ties, no boundaries, and no attachment. Therefore, when this Infinite Divine Power is realized and when this Infinite Divine Power takes completely over us then what else remains to be achieved? Nothing. All that remains is this Infinite Divine Power and this Infinite Divine Power is the One which prevails forever for all times.
jah nirmal purakh purakh pat hotaa.
tah bin mail kahhu ki-aa Dhotaa.
jah niranjan nirankaar nirbaan.
tah ka-un ka-o maan ka-un abhimaan.
jah saroop kayval jagdees.
tah chhal chhidar lagat kaho kees.
jah jot saroopee jot sang samaavai.
tah kiseh bhookh kavan tariptaavai.
karan karaavan karnaihaar.
naanak kartay kaa naahi sumaar. ||4||
When our Nirgun and Sargun becomes one and our mind, Hirda, soul and body goes into complete silence then there is only one Infinite Divine Power that remains and prevails. That Infinite Divine Power has been called “Nirmal Purakh”, the Master of all beings; the Immaculate Being; the One which was, which is and which will remain so and which is the Eternal Truth. Everything else is perishable.
When this Infinite Divine Power is realized then :
- our mind, Hirda, soul and body is completely cleansed.
- All of our sins from this life and all previous lives are washed away instantaneously.
- The effect of all our good or bad deeds from this life and all previous lives is washed away.
- We are completely cleansed from inside out. The inside and outside become same.
- Our Hirda is filled with divine Param Jyot Puran Parkash.
- Our Hirda is filled with all the infinite divine qualities.
- Our mind is replaced by Param Jyot.
- Our soul becomes completely weightless. It was carrying the weight of all of our deeds from this life and all previous lives we have been through.
- Our Suksham Dehi becomes Kanchan Dehi.
- Merger happens with Niranjan – the One who is beyond three attributes of Maya.
- Merger happens with Nirankaar – the One who is formless being infinite and Omnipresent.
- Merger happens with Nirbaan – the One who is beyond death and birth, is always Mukt, the one who rules over Maya, the one who rules over everything, the king of kings;
- We eliminate from inside us the Maan Abhimaan – the ego, Ahankaar, Haumai and our individuality will be killed and the Infinite Divine Power will prevail over everything.
There is only one Jagdees, meaning the One who is the
- Giver of life,
- Prevailer in the form of divine power in every creation,
- infinite divine light that keeps the entire universe running.
When this Infinite Divine Power is inside us and is keeping us operating, when this Infinite Divine Power is present everywhere, then who are we deceiving or cheating or being fraudulent with? When we cheat, deceive or do any kind of fraud we are doing it to this Infinite Divine Power. We are not doing it to anybody else, but to God Himself. So please think for a second, are we so crazy that we will try to cheat, deceive or do fraud with God?
By cheating, deceiving or doing fraud we are only hurting ourself. But when our Nirgun and Sargun becomes one and the Infinite Divine Power takes over then we will be saved from cheating, deceiving, or being fraudulent to anybody anywhere. This Infinite Divine Power is the Jyot inside us which gives life to our body, which runs our heart, which runs our breathing process, which is running the blood inside our body. When Nirgun and Sargun becomes one for us then this Jyot inside us becomes one with the Param Jyot and loses its false identity and becomes Param Jyot. When this happens then there remains nothing else to be achieved. The thirst for the eternal truth is quenched. The hunger for the Darshans of the Akal Purakh disappear. Contentment takes over. All desires are fulfilled. Everything becomes complete by merging in the Infinite Divine Power. Everything happens and every creation operates in accordance with the divine laws framed by this Infinite Divine Power of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. He is this Infinite Divine Power and this Infinite Divine Power prevails everywhere and in every creation. The entire creation runs under His command – Hukam and nobody can judge or measure His Infinite Divine Power. This is called complete realization and is available only to those who are blessed with the Gurparsaad of this Infinite Divine Power.
jab apnee sobhaa aapan sang banaa-ee.
tab kavan maa-ay baap mitar sut bhaa-ee.
jah sarab kalaa aapeh parbeen.
tah bayd katayb kahaa ko-oo cheen.
jab aapan aap aap ur Dhaarai.
ta-o sagan apasgan kahaa beechaarai.
jah aapan ooch aapan aap nayraa.
tah ka-un thaakur ka-un kahee-ai chayraa.
bisman bisam rahay bismaad.
naanak apnee gat jaanhu aap. ||5||
This Infinite Divine Power is the divine grace and divine glory that comes with the Gurparsaad of Nirgun and Sargun becoming one forever. The Gurparsaad of divine glory is blessed when the Infinite Divine Power takes over everything else and there remain no other relationships except this divine relationship with God. When this divine relationship with divine truth comes in existence then all the worldly and family relationships become false. Then we are blessed with this divine wisdom which makes us realize that all the family relationships are false. The real and truthful relationship is this divine relationship with the divine truth. This divine relationship is the relationship of Naam – Sat Naam. All the glory and grace that we are blessed with is due to this Infinite Divine Power of God due to our merger in Him. All the divine powers are hidden in this divine truth, the Infinite Divine Power. All the Ridhis and Sidhis live at the Charans of this Infinite Divine Power, because this Infinite Divine Power is the Creator of the Ridhis and Sidhis as well.
This infinite divine relationship is not achieved by reading any books or Vedas. Neither can this divine relationship be achieved by reading or hearing Gurbani. The only way that this divine relationship can be achieved is by doing what Gurbani is telling us to do. Doing Gurbani is the key to success and not merely reading or hearing Gurbani. Therefore, please focus efforts in doing Gurbani and not reading on a daily basis.
When we start doing Gurbani then we will start to realize what Gurbani says and our spiritual progress will go on to the fast track. When this Infinite Divine Power is everything and our Hirda gets filled with this divine Amrit, then there remain no good or bad omens. Every moment belongs to this Infinite Divine Power then there remain no illusions or delusions of any good or bad omens. Good or bad omens are just illusions and delusions, Bharams, that put us into Dubidha and nothing else. End of Bharams – illusions and delusions is Bandgi and brings merger with the Gur and Guru.
Living a life full of illusions is the one of the main reason for no spiritual progress. The illusions are raised in our mind while living on self wisdom and worldly wisdom, and when the Infinite Divine Power takes over then we are blessed with divine wisdom and this divine wisdom washes away all the illusions.
Merger in this Infinite Divine Power makes us one with God, so there remains no Guru and no disciple, since Guru and the disciple are the same Infinite Divine Power then the Guru and disciple become one. This is why Gurbani has called a Puran Brahmgiani as
Brahmgiani Aap Nirankaraa;
Brahmgiani Aap Parmesar;
Brahmgiani Mukt Jugat Jea Kaa Dataa;
Brahmgiani Puran Purakh Vidhataa.
Gurbani also calls Satguru a “Bohithaa” which means Satgur is a Ship which ferries us across this Bhavsagar to the Dargah. When we are ferried across and are given a place in the Dargah then there remains no difference between the Guru and us. There remains no difference between the Thakur – God and us.
Looking at this Gurparsaadi divine quality of God which renders all His divine powers upon us when we become one with Him, it leaves us feeling wonder struck. This wonderful divine quality of Par Braham Param Pita Parmesar Ji leaves us feeling wonderstruck. This is the height of His kindness that He makes us like Him and gives us all of His divine powers. Therefore, only God knows what He does and how He does it.
With His Infinite Divine Powers His capabilities can’t be and should not be challenged, as He can do anything, anything that is beyond imagination of a ordinary person. Only He knows His own divine powers, and nobody else can know all His capabilities and divine powers. That is why His Mahima is beyond description, nobody has been able to know Him completely and describe Him completely, and nobody will ever be able to do so. That is why He is called Agam, Agochar, Agaadh, Aprampar, Anant, Beyant and by many such names. We can only make our life worthwhile by focusing on achieving this Gurparsaad.
jah achhal achhayd abhayd samaa-i-aa.
ohaa kiseh bi-aapat maa-i-aa.
aapas ka-o aapeh aadays.
tihu gun kaa naahee parvays.
jah aykeh ayk ayk bhagvantaa.
tah ka-un achint kis laagai chintaa.
jah aapan aap aap patee-aaraa.
tah ka-un kathai ka-un sunnaihaaraa.
baho bay-ant ooch tay oochaa.
naanak aapas ka-o aapeh pahoochaa. ||6||
Satgur Sachey Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly continuing to give us the divine wisdom – Puran Braham Gyan about the Gurparsaad of the Infinite Divine Powers and divine qualities of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. He is also telling us what happens to those souls who are blessed with the Gurparsaad of this Infinite Divine Power when their Nirgun and Sargun becomes one and they are blessed with Sunn Samaadhee and all the infinite divine treasures as a part of this Gurparsaad.
Everything is changing on a continuous basis. Every creation is changing at every moment. If we look at ourself we will realize that we are changing constantly. With every moment that passes our life is changing, our body is changing, even our skin is changing on a continuous basis. This is called aging effect. Everything else around us is changing and basically moving towards its physical end.
Anything that is born or created in time and space has to meet its end one day. There is only one thing that is beyond this process of change. There is only one thing that has no effect of time and space. This Infinite Divine Power is beyond Maya and this One Thing is the divinity – the Infinite Divine Power – Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. That is why this Infinite Divine Power is called “achhal achhayd abhayd.”
This Infinite Divine Power has created Himself. This Infinite Divine Power has created the entire creation. This Infinite Divine Power has created all the divine laws. This Infinite Divine Power is unique and is the One that kept Himself beyond the process of change. That is why it is called Sat and His Name as Sat Naam.
This never changing status of this Infinite Divine Power has been explained as “achal achhayd abhayd” by Satgur Pancham Patshah Ji. Those souls which are absorbed in this Infinite Divine Power also become “achhal achayd abhayd” like Him and go Beyond Maya. This is also called Atal Awastha in Puran Bandgi process when we go beyond Maya by defeating Maya as a part of our Puran Bandgi process. We can’t be disturbed by Maya any more. We are unshaken by anything or circumstances. We can’t be deceived by Maya any more.
Winning over Maya is winning over the Panj Doots and desires. Maya then becomes our servant. Panj Doots then leave our body and live under our Charans. No more drinking this poison and this poison is replaced by Gurparsaad of Amrit. Our Hirda goes into full and complete contentment and all our desires are fulfilled. This means no more desires, no more burning in the fire of desires.
Going beyond Maya means going beyond three attributes of Maya: Rajo, Tamo and Sato and merge with this Infinite Divine Power – Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. When Bandgi reaches this stage – merger in this Infinite Divine Power and this Infinite Divine Power takes over. Our Bandgi is recognized and blessed as Puran Bandgi by Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji then we perform Namaskaar to ourself.
When we get a Hukam from within to perform Namskaar to ourself, it means our Bandgi is complete. Our Rom Rom has been blessed with Amrit, we have physically gone into Rom Rom Naam Simran. Our entire body is filled with Amrit, all our Sat Sarovars have sprung up with Amrit.
There are various spiritual things that happen when our Bandgi is blessed as accepted complete. People get different kinds of visions and spiritual experiences. Performing a Namaskaar to yourself means we have completely realized God within ourself and we are performing Namaskaar to the Infinite Divine Power that is running us and our body.
Some Bhagat’s when sitting in Samaadhee, their forehead goes and touches their own feet by itself. This is the stage that is called “aapas ka-o aapeh aadays”. When we are blessed with this divine Gurparsaad then basically we have gone beyond the three attributes of Maya into Atal Awastha. This means we have defeated Maya, this means that we have defeated Panj Doots: Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh and Ahankaar and all our desires have been fulfilled. This means we have become desireless and our Hirda has gone into complete contentment. This is the stage when the Infinite Divine Power takes over completely and all our worries and anxiety disappears.
Until this happens there is a feeling of uncertainity that keeps bothering us. Thinking about past and future is the reason for this feeling of insecurity and uncertainity. Worries and anxiety are due to this feeling of uncertainity that keeps us gripped. But, when the Infinite Divine Power takes over then everything appears exactly the way it is and all our illusions, worries and anxiety disappear and we are blessed with a divine feeling of satisfaction, contentment, bliss, happiness, joy, and we feel filled up with a feeling that the entire creation is our family.
This divine experience is unique and when we go into completely thoughtless stage, when our mind, Hirda, soul and body goes into complete silence, then there is nothing that remains to be asked or told, then the complete silence tells the story. The complete silence means no disturbance to mind, Hirda, soul and body. This is the height of eternal bliss and divine happiness so what else remains to be told or listened. This Gurparsaad of Infinite Divine Power is the highest of the highest divine power and there is nothing beyond this Infinite Divine Power, and only this Infinite Divine Power has the capability to take we to this Infinite Divine Power.
There is no other way that will take we to this Infinite Divine Power. We can only and only reach this Infinite Divine Power by losing our own individuality. When the individuality is lost then the Infinite Divine Power is completely realized and this Infinite Divine Power takes we to inside this Infinite Divine Power and merges we into this Infinite Divine Power. Just as a drop of rain goes back to the ocean and loses its identity and individuality and becomes sea, in the same way losing our identity and individuality we are blessed with this Gurparsaad of merging into this Infinite Divine Power.
jah aap rachi-o parpanch akaar.
tihu gun meh keeno bisthaar.
paap punn tah bha-ee kahaavat.
ko-oo narak ko-oo surag banchhaavat.
aal jaal maa-i-aa janjaal.
ha-umai moh bharam bhai bhaar.
dookh sookh maan apmaan.
anik parkaar kee-o bakh-yaan.
aapan khayl aap kar daykhai.
khayl sankochai ta-o naanak aykai. ||7||
That part of the creation which is visible to the naked human eye is nothing but Maya. Any creation that has shape, dimensions, and color is nothing but Maya. This way the entire world that is visible to a ordinary person is just Maya and is operated under the three attributes of Maya. The three attributes of Maya are the rulers of the entire part of the creation that is visible to us. This is the divine Kheyl (game). The game that has been created by the Infinite Divine Power, which we call God, Akal Purakh or Paar Braham Parmesar. Maya is His creation too and Maya operates under the divine laws of His court which is called the Dargah.
Just focus on yourself for a few minutes and the world around. The entire world is so attractive that we get lost in the world. Some of us are lost in family relationships. Some of us are lost in the collection of properties and money. Some of us are lost in earning name and fame in society. Some of us are lost in our profession and acquiring professional expertise that will bring us name and fame. The bottom line is that everyone has their own priorities and to fulfill them we are working day and night. But, in this pursuit we have been completely taken over and have not noticed the effect of this upon us in the real divine sense. This process of our life is being ruled by the three attributes of Maya.
If we analyze our activities we will find that all these activities fall under one of the three attributes of Maya. That is why this world has been called the Bhavsagar. It is like a large pool of water that has diamonds and jewels sitting at the bottom and we are just busy in collecting these diamonds and jewels. Many times we have to face many obstacles in reaching these treasures. Many times we choose to adopt unfair means to reach these treasures. Many times we have to face many pains and sorrows to reach these treasures. However, God is sitting outside the pool and watching us playing this game that he has left us to play.
This pool is full of worldly treasures and attractions and is being operated by Maya. Maya is in control of us and all of our activities whilst we are busy in collecting and saving these worldly treasures. In this process some of us are able to gather some treasures, whilst others are not so successful. This is like building a sandcastle on the beach which will be washed away by the next wave. In this way we have just become a puppet at the hands of Maya. We have become a slave of Maya. So we are being forced to drink this poison of Rajo and Tamo attributes by way of our Karni that is being directed by Maya.
Look at our forefathers, they were doing the same thing that we are doing now, but what did they take with them? And what are we going to take with us when death comes to our body? When we leave this world then all our properties, bank balances, relationships, name and fame, positions and authorities will not go with us. Instead, we will carry the weight of all our deeds to be born in some place in some form of life to keep on going through the same process again and again.
At the same time there are some of we who are focused on the Sat attributes of Maya and are not so much into collecting and saving these worldly treasures, and are engaged in Daya Dharam Santokh and Sanjam, which is Sat Ki Karni. Such people are bound to achieve the Gurparsaad one day. If nothing else happens, at least they will be blessed with another human life to keep working towards the Gurparsaad. But the ones who are absorbed in Rajo and Tamo attributes have no or very little chance of finding their way out from this Bhavsagar.
In order to help all of us, God with His utmost kindness sends the Sants, Bhagats, Brahmgianis and Satgurus to help us find a way out of this Bhavsagar. When we go into the Seva of such souls and give up everything at their Sat Charans then we are blessed with the Gurparsaad. Going to the Sat Charans of these Maha Purakhs is based on our Sat Ki Karni which forms our destiny to meet such a soul. Through these Maha Purakhs God tells us and explains to us how we can get out of this Maya Janjaal (web of Maya).
As a part of this divine play of God, He sent Satguru Sahibans in this world to help us all find a way out of the Bhavsagar. Dhan Dhan Satguru Sahibans with their utmost kindness have given us the Gurbani which tells us in every Shabad how we can get out of this Maya Jaal.
In the same way, there have been and there still are such souls in the world who can help us find our way out of this Maya Janjaal. Some of us do take advantage of these Maha Purakhs and give up everything at their Sat Charans with Tunn, Munn and Dhan and are blessed with the Gurparsaad which takes us out of this Maya Janjaal and blesses us with a merger into the Infinite Divine Power. When this happens then there remains only One Infinite Divine Power, everything becomes false and a part of this divine play of God.
Maya Jaal contains illusions, delusions, Bharams, Dubidha, sorrows, pains, Maan, Apmaan, hell and all such negative forces that keep we drenched in this scum of Maya. The Gurparsaad takes us out of this web of Maya Janjaal. At the end there remains only one Infinite Divine Power. Everything else is perishable and perishes one day for sure.
jah abigat bhagat tah aap.
jah pasrai paasaar sant partaap.
duhoo paakh kaa aapeh Dhanee.
un kee sobhaa unhoo banee.
aapeh ka-utak karai anad choj.
aapeh ras bhogan nirjog.
jis bhaavai tis aapan naa-ay laavai.
jis bhaavai tis khayl khilaavai.
baysumaar athaah agnat atolai.
ji-o bulaavhu ti-o naanak daas bolai. ||8||21||
Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar Ji’s divine play has been called the Gurparsaadi Kheyl in our Gurparsaadi writings. This Kheyl is Gurparsaadi and all of these writings are a part of our Gurparsaadi Kheyl. That is why under the Puran Hukam of Akal Purakh Ji these writings have been written trying to give a glimpse of His infinite Mahima, the Mahima of His Naam, the Mahima of His Sants and Bhagats.
Sant and Bhagat is the Mahima of Akal Purakh, that is why He appears in His Sants and Bhagats. Wherever there is a Sant or a Bhagat sitting, God is right there. When the Infinite Divine Power takes over then a Sant is born. When the Infinite Divine Power takes over then a Bhagat is born out of us. Whenever the Infinite Divine Power takes over our person then a Brahmgiani comes into power. Basically there is no difference between a Sant, Bhagat, Brahmgiani, Satgur and a Khalsa. Therefore, Khalsa, Sant, Bhagat, Brahmgiani or a Satgur is the Mahima – glory of the Akal Purakh Ji. God is represented by these Maha Purakhs on this Earth and these Maha Purakhs are always present on this Earth.
In the Dargah, God is represented by Himself and among this world of Maya, God is represented by these Maha Purakhs. For a spiritually illiterate person the Dargah and the Earth are two ends, and these Maha Purakhs make both these ends meet through them. The Infinite Divine Power of Dargah is present on the Earth in the form of these Maha Purakhs. In both places this Infinite Divine Power is prevailing. Both the Dargah and world is being run by this Infinite Divine Power.
As a part of His divine play He creates Sants, Bhagats, Brahmgianis, Satgurus, Khalsas and Gurmukhs and blesses them with His divine powers. The ones who while sitting on Earth reach the Dargah and make a place for them in there, are blessed with His divine powers. The ones who follow His divine laws with His own command and achieve the Gurparsaad, are blessed with this Infinite Divine Powers while physically sitting on this Earth but at the same time sitting in the Dargah as well. That is why Gurbani says wherever there is a Sant sitting the Dargah is right there. Wherever there is a Brahmgiani sitting, the Dargah is right there. Wherever there is a Satgur, sitting the Dargah is right there. And where there is Dargah there is no rule of Maya. So sitting at the Charans of a Sant is sitting in Dargah and beyond three attributes of Maya. This is why a Sant is the Mahima of Akal Purakh, because God makes the Dargah appear where there is a Sant present on this Earth and that is where both ends meet – Earth and Dargah. Earth becomes Dargah. Earth becomes Dhan Dhan where there is a Sant sitting.
Our Simran and our Sat Karams are all carried out only by the grace of God. That is why it is called Gurparsaad – the Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. This Gurparsaad is blessed to us only with the divine commandment. In fact, we do nothing. We are capable of doing nothing. Everything is carried out by the Infinite Divine Power. That is why the highest level of divine blessing is when this Infinite Divine Power takes over and our individuality and our identity is lost.
Living in this world of Maya our focus on the Sat Karams and our prayers, our Ardaas, and our complete surrender at the Sat Charans of the Guru will bring us this Gurparsaad. Our real life will begin when we are blessed with the Gurparsaad and this Infinite Divine Power will take over everything for us. This is called Jivan Mukti, then living in this world, we will be internally detached, we will live in Sahaj Samaadhee at every moment. At the same time enjoying all the facilities of life and ruling over Maya.
When the Infinite Divine Power takes over then whatever we say is the word of this Infinite Divine Power. Everything we do will be under the Hukam. That is why Gurbani is the word of the Infinite Divine Power. That is why Shabad is the Guru as Shabad is the Hukam, and Hukam is the Guru, it is the Infinite Divine Power. This Infinite Divine Power is Sat and this Sat is Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji.
Blessed with Puran Braham Gyan when we look at any creation or every creation and try to go to its Origin we will find that every creation is a proof of His Amazing and Infinite Divine Powers. End of logic gives birth to the divine wisdom. Then we start to realize how surprising is His every creation. How it has originated and how it is run by this Infinite Divine Power. With this happening to our mind, Hirda, soul and body we will be taken out of the rule of Maya and we find ourself lost in the nature all the time. This way we are able to enjoy everything in our life without being affected by Maya and at the same time being absorbed in the nature.