gi-aan anjan gur dee-aa agi-aan anDhayr binaas.
har kirpaa tay sant bhayti-aa naanak man pargaas. ||1||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji Satgur Arjan Dev Ji has been so kind on the entire world that He has very kindly given these divine words of divine wisdom – Puran Braham Gyan to us all. Dhan Dhan Satguru Ji’s every Shabad is Puran Braham Gyan. Every Shalok is Puran Braham Gyan. Every Pauri is Puran Braham Gyan. Please don’t just take it as a scripture only, this is Puran Braham Gyan.
This is the Gyan Saroop of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji. That is why Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji have called Gurbani as Guru – “Bani Guru Guru Hai Bani”. Dhan Dhan Satgur Ji have also called “Vaho Vaho Bani Nirankaar Hai” that is why it is called Gurbani. Gur means Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji and Bani is His word. The Shabad that has come directly from the God.
When we become a Puran Sant Hirda with Puran Jyot Parkash in our Hirda then all of our five senses and five Karam Indrees go into Puran Hukam. Our mind is replaced by Param Jyot Puran Parkash. We become Sat Roop, then whatever we say is Sat Bachan. Whatever we say becomes a divine word, whatever we speak is divine wisdom. Dhan Dhan Satguru Sachey Patshah Sahibans Ji are Puran Sant Satgurus, so whatever they said is the word of God that is why it is called Gurbani, meaning “the word of God”. Therefore, please take these divine words of the Guru as the word of God as there is no difference between God and the Guru.
Those who trust in Gurbani and dedicate themselves to the Guru with trust, devotion and love and surrender to the Guru with Tunn, Munn and Dhan and do what Gurbani is telling us to do are blessed with the Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. This is what Gurbani is all about – The Gurparsaad – achieving the Infinite Divine Power and becoming one with this Infinite Divine Power. This is what our human life is all about – achieving the Gurparsaad and merger with this Infinite Divine Power.
Our human life is for :
- winning over Maya and going beyond three attributes of Maya,
- winning over our own mind,
- winning over the Panj Doots and Trishna,
- replacing our mind with Param Jyot Puran Parkash,
- the transformation of our Hirda into a Sat Hirda and
- filling our hirda with the Puran Sachyari Rehat, which is the Rehat of Param Jyot Puran Parkash,
- filling our Hirda with all the Infinite Divine Powers and divine qualities,
- achieving the Puran Tatt Gyan, the Puran Braham Gyan.
Achieving Jivan Mukti is what our human life is all about. Every other objective of our human life, which we have been working on all of our life is a waste, if we don’t realize this prime objective our life – achieving salvation. Once we realize this then our priorities will change, our life style will change, our deeds and actions will change, our behavior will change, everything will change. This change will be for sure positive and for our betterment and we will start moving closer to the Gurparsaad. All of our Karni will be transformed into Sat Ki Karni and our Birti will change from Rajo and Tamo to Sato, which means our Karni will be focused on Sat Karams and not on Panj Doots and Trishna.
Focusing our Birti on Sat Ki Karni will continue to bring us closer to the Gurparsaad. This is all dependent on our destiny based on our Karni from previous lives. Please take it for granted that we must have had Darshans of a Puran Sant Satgur in one of our previous lives and must have gone into the Satsang of such a soul at some point in the past if our Birti starts to focus on Sat Ki Karni.
Darshans of a Puran Sant at any time brings us closer to the Gurparsaad. Satsangat of a Puran Sant at any time carves our destiny in the right direction. Listening to the Sat Bachans of a Puran Sant at any time leaves a permanent divine effect on us. Earning the Sat Bachans of a Puran Sant by bringing them into our daily Karni creates our destiny to be blessed with Gurparsaad at some time. Seva of a Puran Sant at any time opens up the path to the Sach Khand for us at some future time. This is what Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji is talking about in this divine Shalok:
har kirpaa tay sant bhayti-aa.
Those who are focused on Sat Ki Karni are for sure to meet a Puran Sant, the Infinite Divine Power of Sat in our Sat Ki Karni will for sure take us to the Charan Sharan of a Puran Sant.
“Har Kirpa” is this Infinite Divine Power of Dhan Dhan Shri Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji, which is sitting inside us and watching us while we are focused on Sat Ki Karni. When our Birti is focused on Sat Ki Karni, then this Infinite Divine Power paves a way for us that will for sure take us at the Charan Sharan of a Puran Sant.
When we are blessed with the Darshans of a Puran Sant and his divine blessings, his Sat Sangat, then we should take it for granted that the doors to the Dargah have been opened for us. When we meet a Puran Sant then please take it for granted that we are very fortunate and that the path to Sach Khand is now open for us.
There are some people who go into Samaadhee the very moment they have Darshan of a Puran Sant. Their inside is enlightened with Param Jyot Puran Parkash instantanously. All their Bajjar Kappaats are opened instantaneously. Their Dassam Duaar is opened right away. Their Sat Sarovars are all enlightened. Such souls are blessed with the divine wisdom and all their questions are answered from within without even asking for any answer. All their illusions, delusions, Bharams and Dubidha are dispelled and they give up everything at the Charan Sharan of the Puran Sant they meet. For them this Puran Sant becomes their Guru. This Puran Sant becomes God for them. This Puran Sant becomes everything for them.
They give their Tunn, Munn and Dhan at the Sat Charans of such a Puran Sant and then they do not look back at all. Their Bandgi becomes real easy and without any effort they achieve the Param Padvi. Everything for them is made so easy and smooth by their Guru. The Infinite Divine Power within themselves takes over everything for them. They are not even aware of when all this happens within themselves. They don’t even know what is happening within themselves and when their Hirda is transformed into a Sat Hirda.
Such souls are taken out of the shackles of Maya by the Guru Sant Satguru and are blessed with the Puran Braham Gyan. They are blessed with Puran Tatt Gyan and they merge in the Infinite Divine Power forever.
There are many people who have been blessed with the Gurparsaad of Naam in their mind and Surat. There are many people who are also blessed with the Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. However, out of these many blessed ones, there are still very few who save this Gurparsaad and completely surrender to the Puran Sant Satguru and do Naam Ki Kamai and achieve Puran Bandgi.
Those who don’t dedicate themselves to the Guru, but are blessed with the Gurparsaad, do still create their destiny to come back at some point in time and space to fulfill the words of the Puran Sant that blessed them with the gurprasaad.
The bottom line is that we will have to surrender ourself at the Charan Sharan of the Guru one day. There is no other way out for us to get out of the shackles of Maya. So why do we want to delay this freedom from the slavery of Maya? Why not start marching towards merger with the Infinite Divine Power right now? Gurparsaad cures all of our mental sicknesses – Panj Doots and Trishna and take us out of slavery of Maya and sets us free forever.
satsang antar parabh deethaa.
naam parabhoo kaa laagaa meethaa.
sagal samagree aykas ghat maahi.
anik rang naanaa daristaahi.
na-o niDh amrit parabh kaa naam.
dayhee meh is kaa bisraam.
sunn samaaDh anhat tah naad.
kahan na jaa-ee achraj bismaad.
tin daykhi-aa jis aap dikhaa-ay.
naanak tis jan sojhee paa-ay. ||1||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji is telling us the Mahima of Satsang. Sat is the infinite divine power, and Sang means with the Sat, means in presence of Sat. Sat is present only in a Puran Sant Hirda. Sat appears only in a Puran Braham Gyani. Sat appears only in a Satguru. Sat appears only in a Puran Khalsa. Therefore, Satsang means where a Puran Sant is sitting. Satsang means where there is a Puran Brahmgiani is sitting, a Satgur is sitting, a Puran Khalsa is present.
Satsang is the Sangat of a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani, a Satgur or a Puran Khalsa. Where there is no such soul sittng, there is no Satsang. Satsang is the Charan Sharan of a Puran Sant or a Puran Brahmgiani or a Satgur or a Puran Khalsa. Where there is such a soul sitting the Dargah is right there. All of the Infinite Divine Powers are present there. There is no influence of Maya under the Chattar of a Puran Sant. That is why Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji is telling us
“satsang antar parabh deethaa.”
This means we can realize the Infinite Divine Power of God inside us only in the Satsang. We can meet God in the Satsang only. We can merge in God only in Satsang. Only a Puran Sant can help us achieve the Jivan Mukti. The Gurparsaad is available only at the Sat Charans of a Puran Sant. That is why when we go to the Satsang then our mind and Hirda goes into peace and as explained earlier some people go into Samaadhee instantaneously. Some people are blessed with Naam in their mind and Surat.
Our rewards are dependent upon how much we give up at the Charan Sharan of the Puran Sant. The Amrit under the Chattar of a Puran Sant is equally available to everyone who is sitting in the Satsang, but some have very high level of trust, devotion and love in their Hirda and they completely give up everything at the Sat Charans of the Guru. Such souls go into Samaadhee instantaneously, whilst others are blessed according to their trust, devotion, love and dedication.
All of the eternal treasures are contained in the Gurparsaad of Naam and are available at the Sat Charans of the Puran Sant. Puran Sant is Naam Kaa Vapaari, meaning Naam is his business. Naam Japna and Japaanaa is his business.
All the Ridhis and Sidhis are the slave of the Gurparsaad of Naam. When we go into deep meditation – Samaadhee and Sunn Samaadhee, then we are blessed with the Ridhis and Sidhis as well. But, please keep in our mind that the Ridhis and Sidhis are Maya and don’t get struck with these powers as there is a lot more to be achieved beyond the powers of Ridhis and Sidhis.
Don’t become a slave of Ridhis and Sidhis, our destiny is to become a Master of the Ridhis and Sidhis, our destiny is to become a Master of Maya. So don’t compromise with Ridhis and Sidhis. If we do so then our spiritual progress will stop right there and we will not be able to become one with the Infinite Divine Power.
This Infinite Divine Power is present within yourself and everything is contained within it. There is nothing outside of this Infinite Divine Power of Akal Purakh. The entire universe is absorbed in this Infinite Divine Power.
To our naked eye every creation may appear to be different, but the Divine Truth is that every creation has been created by the Infinite Divine Power and is being operated by the Infinite Divine Power only. There is no other power better or bigger than this Infinite Divine Power. The very basis of our life is this Infinite Divine Power, the life inside our body is this Infinite Divine Power, the existence of our body is due to the divine Jyot, which is nothing but this Infinite Divine Power.
When we achieve the Gurparsaad of Naam and Naam goes into our mind, Surat, Hirda and body then we go into complete peace. When we go into Sunn Samaadhee then our mind, Hirda, soul and body everything goes into complete silence. When all of our Bajjar Kappaats are opened then our Rom Rom goes into Naam and into complete peace. When Naam travels to the Sat Sarovars then all of our Sat Sarovars are enlightened with Naam and our Dassam Duaar opens. When our Dassam Duaar opens then we are blessed with the Panch Shabad Anhad in the Dassam Duaar, we start hearing this divine music nonstop on a continuous basis. This stage of spirituality is beyond description, this can only be experienced and felt physically, it can’t be explained in words. This “Bismaad Janak” – extremely surprising secret of the divinity is discovered and enjoyed by only those who are blessed with the Gurparsaad. Only God’s Infinite Divine Power can make it happen inside us. Only Satsang can make it happen inside us because we can only be blessed with this Gurparsaad in the Satsang and at the Sat Charans of a Puran Sant.
so antar so baahar anant.
ghat ghat bi-aap rahi-aa bhagvant.
Dharan maahi aakaas pa-i-aal.
sarab lok pooran partipaal.
ban tin parbat hai paarbarahm.
jaisee aagi-aa taisaa karam.
pa-un paanee baisantar maahi.
chaar kunt dah disay samaahi.
tis tay bhinn nahee ko thaa-o.
gur parsaad naanak sukh paa-o. ||2||
The breath inside our body is being run by the Infinite Divine Power. The blood inside the veins of our body is being run by this Infinite Divine Power. Our heart is pumping blood due to the presence of this Infinite Divine Power inside our body. Look for a second and ask what force is behind the pumping of our heart? It is constantly pumping blood inside our body. The circulation of blood inside our body is keeping our body alive and working. The breath is providing oxygen to our blood and the blood is circulating through our body and brain and keeping it alive. This is all scientific reasoning, which is based on research and experimentation and is a proven fact. But, go a step further and ask the doctor what is the force behind my breath that is working continuously day and night, even when we are sleeping? Also ask the doctor what is the force that is keeping the heart inside my body that is pumping blood into my body and keeping me alive and working? If we find a scientific answer to these questions from our doctor or from any scientist around the world then please let me know.
This is a divine truth that there is no logic behind our breath running by itself. There is no logic behind the divine truth that our heart is pumping blood on a constant basis and where logic ends divinity takes over. Science is only a small portion of the human brain. Human is the most creative creation of Almighty. It is the most complex creation of the Creator. It is the most beautiful creation of the God. It is so complex that even what is known to human race and whatever have been discovered so far by the medical science has been divided into so many specialities already, so that for almost every part of our body there is a specialist. Even then the medical science is not able to find out completely about the human body and the research is being continued.
The question is how and who can make this complex machine and what force is responsible for running this machine? There is no science in the world that will be able to find the logic about the origin of all this. There is only one way to know about this Infinite Divine Power and that is by becoming one with this Infinite Divine Power. Then only we will be able to realize its infiniteness, otherwise we will continue to be lost in finding the logic and we will never be able to find any logic behind this Infinite Divine Power.
This Infinite Divine Power as is running our body, is running every creation, is present everywhere and is making everything happen in the entire universe. This Infinite Divine Power is running the Earth around its axis as well. This Infinite Divine Power brings the sunrise to gives us light. This Infinite Divine Power keeps all the planets in space together. This Infinite Divine Power creates everything and keeps it running, just like He is running the blood in our veins and our breath.
This Infinite Divine Power prevails in the entire nature, the entire vegetation, in animals, insects, human beings, living and non-living things. This Infinite Divine Power is present in air, water and fire as well. Gurbani has called air as the Guru and water as father:
Pavan Guru Pani Pita
because these two elements are the basis of life for human beings, animals and all the vegetation and forestry. Guru means the Infinite Divine Power in the form of air. And in water, oxygen and hydrogen are held together by this Infinite Divine Power. Otherwise hydrogen is highly inflammable and oxygen helps combustion. If this Infinite Divine Power was not there then this would become like a hydrogen bomb. In this way this Infinite Divine Power keeps on creating, running, destroying, creating and running the entire universe and is Omnipresent.
This Infinite Divine Power is present everywhere, in all corners, (in every neutron and proton as well), in all ten directions and there is no place, there is no creation anywhere in the universe where this Infinite Divine Power is not present. This Infinite Divine Power is achieved with the Gurparsaad that is why Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji is urging upon us all time and again to go to the source of the Gurparsaad – Sat Charans of a Puran Sant, Sat Charans of a Puran Brahmgiani, Sat Charans of a Satgur or Sat Charans of a Puran Khalsa. Then only we will be able to realize this Infinite Divine Power within us.
bayd puraan simrit meh daykh.
sasee-ar soor nakh-yatar meh ayk.
banee parabh kee sabh ko bolai.
aap adol na kabhoo dolai.
sarab kalaa kar khaylai khayl.
mol na paa-ee-ai gunah amol.
sarab jot meh jaa kee jot.
Dhaar rahi-o su-aamee ot pot.
gur parsaad bharam kaa naas.
naanak tin meh ayhu bisaas. ||3||
Our trust for Guru is the BIGGEST winning DIVINE attribute in we. Being born as a human being we have been blessed with this divine power which we call TRUST. This means that we have the capability to trust. Trust in Guru is trust in God. Trust in Guru’s word means we trust Guru’s word as the word of God. Trust in Guru is Bandgi. The Hirda that is full of trust for the Guru and Guru’s word is the Hirda in Bandgi. The Hirda that has no trust on the Guru and Guru’s word is not in Bandgi. The Hirda that has trust in the Guru and Guru’s word is filled with devotion for the Guru. The Hirda that is full of trust for the Guru and Guru’s word is filled with unconditional love for the Guru.
Trust in Guru and Guru’s word gives birth to devotion and love for the Guru, and Trust, devotion and love are the foundation of the Puran Bandgi. This being the word of the Guru, it is a divine truth that those who go to the Charan Sharan of the Guru with trust, devotion and love are for sure to be blessed with the Gurparsaad and the Gurparsaad will kill all of our doubts, illusions, delusions and take us out of duality. As long as we are in doubts, illusions, delusions we will not be able to achieve any spiritual progress.
As long as we are in doubts, illusions, delusions we are in duality. Only Gurparsaad can take us out of the doubts, illusions and delusions. Only Gurparsaad can take we out of duality. When duality is killed then the Infinite Divine Power takes over and that can happen only with our trust in Guru and Guru’s word. Trust empowers us with devotion and love for the Guru and these infinite divine qualities pave our way to the Gurparsaad.
Guru is telling us that this Infinite Divine Power, which is nothing but God Himself, is the basis and foundation of all the Dharam Granths:
“Bayd, Puran and Simrit”
are the old time Dharan Granths, which were written by the Rishis and Munis. People since their inception have been using and trying to practice the teachings of these Dharam Granths for leading a good life and to find a way to achieve Jivan Mukti. The Guru is telling us that these Dharam Granths were also written by this Infinite Divine Power prevailing in those Rishis and Munis who wrote them.
The same Infinite Divine Power is prevailing in the moon, the sun and the stars. The entire planetary system is the creation of the Creator and is being run by His Infinite Divine Power. This is the Infinite Divine Power that is keeping all these planets and stars hanging in the space. Science will argue that there is a force present in the space that is holding these planets together and prevents them from colliding into each other, whereas most of them are also constantly moving as well in the space. But, our question to the scientists is what is the source of this force or power that is keeping the entire solar system in place and operating? Do they know how much power is needed to keep the entire universe in place as it is? How will they calculate the force or power needed to keep the entire solar system in place the way it is at any time in space? Or will they be able to measure the force or power that is keeping these planets together in time and space? What is the logic behind the existance of such a complex solar system, and there are many such solar systems in the universe, unknown to human being.
As we write, we are overwhelmed by this thought and have nothing else to believe other than that there is only one Infinite Divine Power that is keeping all the universe together the way it is at any point of time in space and there is no logic behind it. There is no logic behind infinity and can’t be measured by a human brain. What can’t be measured by a human brain is divinity – the Infinite Divine Power.
The Guru’s word prevails everywhere. The essence of the Guru’s word is the Infinite Divine Power. The Guru’s word is the Eternal Truth. The Guru’s word is Sat. The Guru’s word is complete so is filled with Infinite Divine Power. The Guru’s word is Atal – stable forever because it is filled with Infinite Divine Power and this Infinite Divine Power is ATAL – it never changes. It has not changed since its beginning. It is the same now and will remain so for all Ages to come
Aad Sach Jugaad Sach Hai Bhi Sach Nanak Hosi Bhi Sach.
The Hukam of Akal Purakh is Atal as well. His Hukam is carried by His Infinite Divine Power, therefore, His Hukam is Atal as well. That is why this Infinite Divine Power has been given the noun of “Guneh Amol.” The infinite divine qualities are established in Sat, that is why His Naam is Sat Naam. Therefore, His divine qualities are His Infinite Divine Powers which can’t be measured by human brain.
Every creation is in existance because of His Jyot. All Human beings are in existance because of His Jyot. All plants and animals and living beings are in existance because of His Jyot. This Jyot in every creation is called the Infnite Divine Power – Sargun Saroop. The Infinite Divine Power prevails in evry creation in the form of this Jyot and by way of this Jyot he is Omnipresent in every creation.
sant janaa kaa paykhan sabh barahm.
sant janaa kai hirdai sabh Dharam.
sant janaa suneh subh bachan.
sarab bi-aapee raam sang rachan.
jin jaataa tis kee ih Rehat.
sat bachan saaDhoo sabh kahat.
jo jo ho-ay so-ee sukh maanai.
karan karaavanhaar parabh jaanai.
antar basay baahar bhee ohee.
naanak darsan daykh sabh mohee. ||4||
Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji is singing the Mahima of a Sant in this Pauri. A Sant is the one who has been taken over by this Infinite Divine Power. For Him this Infinite Divine Power, which we call Paar Braham, is every thing. He sees this Infinite Divine Power in every creation. In other words to experience and see God in every creation we will have to become a Sant.
Dharam means union with God and this is the real divine and the only religion that is the true religion. God appears in the Hirda of a Puran Sant or to make it easy for us, God appears in the form of a Puran Sant amongst the masses to show them how to become a Sant and help them transform into a Sant Hirda.
Sant means the one who has merged in Sat, the one who has lost his identity and individuality and given up everything to Sat, who has ended himself in the Sat, who has merged in the Infinite Divine Power of Sat. He becomes inseparable from this Infinite Divine Power forever. He merges and becomes one with this Infinite Divine Power which is prevailing in the entire creation.
Sant is Sat Roop and hears, speaks, sees, deliver and serves the Sat. All of his actions and deeds are truthful deeds. Whatever he does is for the betterment of the masses. Whatever he speaks is the Truth. Whatever he writes is the Truth. Whatever he delivers is the Sat and he serves only Sat. This is the way of life of a Sant.
Living absored in the God is the life of a Sant. Praising the infinite divine qualities of God, praising the ones who are absorbed in the God and delivering the message of God is the way of life of a Sant. Therefore, living such a life is the real divine Rehat. Becoming a Sant Hirda is the real divine Rehat. Living absorbed in the Infinite Divine Power of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji is the real Rehat. Living in Puran Braham Gyan is the real divine Rehat. Living absorbed in Atam Rus is the real divine Rehat.
Whatever he says is Puran Sat. Whatever He delivers is Puran Tatt Gyan. All of his five senses and five Karam Indrees are always and forever are in the Puran Hukam. So whatever he does, speaks and delivers is in Puran Hukam. This is important for us to know because there are alot of people that go into various kinds of confusions and illusions – Bharams and doubts when they meet such a soul.
Please never indulge in slandering of such a soul. The punishments for the slanderers are very tough and painful. All these punishments have been presented in Astpadi 13 of Sukhmani Sahib. If we don’t want to go into the Satsang don’t go, that is better than going there with a negative view point. Slandering a Sant makes life and destiny very sorrowful and painful. Slandering of a Sant is nothing less then the slandering of God Himself.
Sant takes our poison out and gives we Amrit, all His words are Amrit Bachans and Sat Bachans, and they are Puran Sat. Therefore, pointing a finger at a Sant is very dangerous act for anyone. Sant is a living God on Earth. His word is the word of God. He sees God everywhere and in every one. He is single vision – Ik Drisht. His Drisht is Amrit. He is the source of Amrit for the entire creation. He is the source of Gurparsaad. Wherever he is sitting the Dargah is right there. He prevails in every creation and everywhere. Trust in this divine wisdom so that when we have Darshans of such a soul we become blessed with the Gurparsaad.
aap sat kee-aa sabh sat.
tis parabh tay saglee utpat.
tis bhaavai taa karay bisthaar.
tis bhaavai taa aykankaar.
anik kalaa lakhee nah jaa-ay.
jis bhaavai tis la-ay milaa-ay.
kavan nikat kavan kahee-ai door.
aapay aap aap bharpoor.
antargat jis aap janaa-ay.
naanak tis jan aap bujhaa-ay. ||5||
Dhan Dhan Sachey Patshah Ji Paar Braham Pita Prmesar Ji is SAT and all He does is SAT. Sat is the Infinite Divine Power. Dhan Dhan Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj has very kindly given us this Puran Braham Gyan in the Mool Mantra Itself “Ik Oankaar Sat Naam”.
Dhan Dhan Satgur Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly repeating the same truth again over here. The basic foundation of the Infinite Divine Power is the Sat means truth, all His divne laws are Sat, all words are Sat, His words are transmitted to the masses via those souls who have become Sat.
Satguru Sahibans are Sat Roop, that is why they are called Satguru. The word of God “SAT” is transmitted through these souls who have become Sat. Sat is the Param Jyot Puran Parkash. Sat are all the infinite divine qualities of Paar Braham Pita Parmesar. Sat is His Hukam. Sat is His Bhagat. The entire creation has been born from this Infinite Divine Power of Sat. The basic foundation of every creation is Sat. That is why His Naam is Sat and has been given the noun of “Sat Naam” by Dhan Dhan Satguru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj. Therefore, Akal Purakh is Sat and the entire creation has originated from Sat and is run and operated by this infinite power of Sat.
He is the only Creator. He is the only Doer. Creation and destruction is a part of His divine play and the basic foundation of this play is the truth – Sat. Every creation that is created in time and space has to meet its end. End is destruction, beginning is birth. The birth and destruction takes place according to His Hukam – His divine laws. Gurbani is nothing but a description of His divine laws. Only His divine laws prevails and He prevails through His divine laws in the entire creation.
His justice is based on Sat and can’t be challenged anywhere in the universe. His justice is His Hukam which is based on Sat. Everything happens in accordance with His Hukam – His divine laws. His divine laws are followed by each and every creation. The ones who accept His Hukam become Dhan Dhan and the those who fight with His Hukam and complain always lose. The end of His play is only Him – or His play ends only into Him.
When we realize Him completely that brings an end to our individuality and identity and we become one with Him. Yourself is completely destroyed, which means our Haumai is completely destroyed and only one Infinite Divine Power takes over us and prevails.
His divine powers are infinite and are beyond description. All His divine qualities are infinite in nature. His divine qualites are His infinite divine treasures. Nobody have been able to discover His divine powers completely, that is why He is infinite and beyond description. No words can describe Him completely. We can just get a glimpse of His Infinite Divine Powers but it is not possible to know all His Infinite Divine Powers.
“Kalaa” means the Infinite Divine Powers of Akal Purakh Ji. Only His Infinite Divine Power can make we meet Him and be one with Him or merge in Him. This Infinite Divine Power is available to us all through the Gurparsaad. The source of the Gurparsaad is a Puran Sant. God is living inside we, our soul is the divine power, all the divine powers are present inside we as a soul. The Jyot is present inside our Hirda already. The Gurparsaad given by a Sant ignites this Jyot and transforms it to a Param Jyot.
The Param Jyot is Parmaatma and transforms our Hirda into a Sat Hirda. The Gurparsaad is blessed to those whom He wants to be blessed. To achieve His pleasure we will have to focus on Sat Ki Karni – Sat Naam Simran, Sat Naam Ki Kamai. Sat Ki Seva will pave our way to His pleasure and His pleasure will bring we the Gurparsaad. The Gurparsaad will transform we completely and will lead our way to salvation. Therefore, please focus on Sat Ki Karni.
sarab bhoot aap vartaaraa.
sarab nain aap paykhanhaaraa.
sagal samagree jaa kaa tanaa.
aapan jas aap hee sunaa.
aavan jaan ik khayl banaa-i-aa.
aagi-aakaaree keenee maa-i-aa.
sabh kai maDh alipato rahai.
jo kichh kahnaa so aapay kahai.
aagi-aa aavai aagi-aa jaa-ay.
naanak jaa bhaavai taa la-ay samaa-ay. ||6||
Creation has been created in so many forms, colors, shapes and sizes by the Creator. No matter what form, color, shape or size the creation may be, the Creator prevails in all His creations.
No creation can remain in existance without the presence of Creator’s Infinite Divine Power. Please take it for granted that in each and every creation the God Himself is prevading. Therefore, in every human body as well God’s presence is inevitable. That being the divine truth, it is true that He is watching through everyone’s eyes as well.
When we reach that level of spirituality and realize this divine truth in all of our practical senses then we will see it physically that the truth of the person sitting in front of us comes out of him or her by itself. When we have achieved the Param Padvi and our Hirda gets transformed into a Sant Hirda and it goes into Puran Sachyari Rehat and we become a Sat Roop, then whenever anybody comes to meet us, their truth will come out very clearly in front of us by itself.
Some Sant Maha Purakhs are blessed with this divine power to read the mind of the people sitting infront of them. But, this is a divine truth that the truth will come out by itself without we (means a Puran Sant) doing anything or asking anything. In presence of a completely truthful person the truth prevails by itself. Therefore, while performing our daily deeds, whether at home, or at work or wherever we are, and whatever we may be doing.
Please keep in our mind that the Infinite Divine Power is present everywhere and watching us. This will prevent we to perform any untruthful deeds and will save we from carving a painful destiny. Watching our daily deeds is an integeral part of our Bandgi process. If we are doing Naam Simran, or to be more accurate, if our body is doing Naam Simran (that is what we will normally think), then guess who is doing Naam Simran sitting inside our body in the real divine sense?
When our breath is not in our body’s control, when our blood circulation is not in our body’s control, then how can it be our body doing the Naam Simran? Instead our body is being controlled by our breath and our blood circulation. What power is running our breath and blood circulation in our body? If our blood circulation and breath is being run by the Infinite Divine Power then is not our Naam Simran being run by this Infinite Divine Power as well? Therefore, our body is in existence due to this Infinite Divine Power only and whatever we think our body performs is being performed by this Infinite Divine Power only.
In the same way, each and every creation is being operated and run by this Infinite Divine Power. That is why it is said that this Infinite Divine Power is Omnipresent and prevails everywhere. Therefore, this Infinite Divine Power speaks and hears by itself, this Infinite Divine Power does it and enjoys by itself. When we realize this divine truth in our real life then we will find that the Naam Simran is going on by itself everywhere inside our body by itself. The only thing is that as a normal human being we don’t have that sixth sense – the divine sense, with which we can see, hear and feel this Naam Simran going inside we on a continuous basis, but when through our Bandgi process with the Gurparsaad we realize this divine truth then we start hearing the vibrations of Naam everywhere in we body. This happens because our own identity is lost, our individuality is killed, our Haumai is finished and then the Infinite Divine Power takes over everything for we and we become one with this Infinite Divine Power.
Creation and destruction is His divine play. Reincarnation is His divine play. The entire play is run by the Almighty under the Maya. Maya reports to Akal Purakh as Maya is His creation too. He has created Maya to run this world. There are three attributes of Maya: Rajo – Asa Trishna Mansa – means desires; Tamo: Panj Doots – Kaam Krodh Lobh Moh and Ahankaar; Sato: Daya Dharam Santokh Sanjam.
Those people who are slaves of Rajo and Tamo Birti are lost in this web of Maya. Those people who are focused on Sato Birti know that they have to get out of this rule of Maya and continue to stay focused on Sato Birti and one day are blessed with the Gurparsaad and taken out of the slavery of Maya into the kingdom of Infinite Divine Power. Such souls are blessed with the detachment and fearlessness and are freed from the shackles of Maya.
Those who are blessed with this understanding of this divine play and how Maya operates are also blessed with the Gurparsaad which takes them out of the shackles of Maya. The creation and destruction all happens according to the divine laws. Our birth and death is also in accordance with the divine laws. There is nothing that happens outside the jurisdiction of the divine laws. Those people who focus on this Infinite Divine Power are blessed with the Gurparsaad and eventually become one with Him.
is tay ho-ay so naahee buraa.
orai kahhu kinai kachh karaa.
aap bhalaa kartoot at neekee.
aapay jaanai apnay jee kee.
aap saach Dhaaree sabh saach.
ot pot aapan sang raach.
taa kee gat mit kahee na jaa-ay.
doosar ho-ay ta sojhee paa-ay.
tis kaa kee-aa sabh parvaan.
gur parsaad naanak ih jaan. ||7||
Very often when anything goes wrong with us we start complaining. When we are in trouble we start complaining. Whenever we are in pain and sorrow we go into complaining mode. This complaining is to God. Very often we will find ourselves asking, “Why did God do this to me? Why is God doing this to me?” We think that we have never done anything wrong to anybody and complain, “What have I done wrong for which God is punishing me?” This is a normal part of our behaviour to think that we never do anything wrong to anybody. However, when we critically analyse our own behavior, we find that we do many wrong things, some of which are harmful to others.
According to the divine laws our destiny is based on our own Karni. It may be our past Karni in this life or our Karni from our previous lives. Our Karni carves our own destiny. In this way, we are responsible for our own destiny, we write our own destiny. Therefore, we must have done something stupid or wrong for which we have to pay now in the form of problems, pains, sorrows, mental and physical sicknesses and so on. If we are responsible for our own Karni and for our own destiny then where is a question of anybody doing anything wrong to us? And how can God do anything wrong to us? All He wants us to do is to understand that whatever we sow so shall we reap and focus our Karni accordingly.
At the same time He is infinitely kind and forgiving. He doesn’t even look at our sins and bad deeds and is constantly waiting for us to come back to Him and as soon as we come back to Him, He forgives us instantantly. He forgives us for all of our sins and bad deeds and accepts us as His Suhagan. The thing that we all need to understand is that He is the divine law maker and all He wants us to do is to follow His divine laws and lead our life accordingly.
Gurmat is His constitution and all He wants us to do is follow the divine laws written in His constitution. His kingdom is managed by His constitution, which is Gurmat – divine wisdom. Following Gurmat will keep we out of trouble. His constitution is based on the Truth, His constitution is SAT. So how can He do anything bad to anyone? He is Nirvair – no anmosity with anybody. His love for us and for every creation is infinite. Nothing can challenge His love for us and mind it His love is unconditional.
What can we give Him? His langauge is love, His Bandgi is love, all His Infinite Divine Powers are sitting on the love. Love is God and God is love. Love is another name of this Infinite Divine Power, which is Sat Saroop.
All His creation is based on this foundation of Sat, all His divine laws are based on The Sat, all His Gurbani is Sat, all His Sants, Bhagats, Brahmgianis, Satgurus, Khalsas are Sat. Whatever He does is all Sat, His Infinite Divine Power is Sat, that is why His Naam is Sat Naam. Those who become Sat Roop are absorbed in Him completely. We can realize all these divine things only by becoming Sat Roop, which makes we one with Him, which merges we with Him.
This is all Gurparsaad, that is why His Play is a Gurparsaadi play. His play can be understood and experienced only with His Gurparsaad. We can get a glimpse of His Infinite Divine Powers only with the Gurparsaad.
He is unique, there is none there who can understand Him completely. Only He knows His divine powers. There is nobody else who can judge His divine powers. His divine powers are infinite, so there is no question about who can judge His divine powers. The wise thing to do is to accept that He is Infinite Divine Power and focus on Him then only we will be able to achieve the Gurparsaad and realize Him and our ownself as well.
jo jaanai tis sadaa sukh ho-ay.
ap milaa-ay la-ay parabh so-ay.
oh Dhanvant kulvant pativant.
jeevan mukat jis ridai bhagvant.
Dhan Dhan Dhan jan aa-i-aa.
jis parsaad sabh jagat taraa-i-aa.
jan aavan kaa ihai su-aa-o.
jan kai sang chit aavai naa-o.
aap mukat mukat karai sansaar.
naanak tis jan ka-o sadaa namaskaar. ||8||23||
Those who realize this Infinite Divine Power achieve a never ending eternal happiness. This eternal happiness is called Sat Chit Anand. The Hirda gets filled with this eternal happiness as if we have achieved everything. Our mind gets filled with this divine joy. Our mind is replaced with the Param Jyot. Our Hirda gets filled with Puran Jyot Parkash. Our Hirda goes into Puran Sachyari Rehat – Rehat of winning over the Maya. Our Rom Rom dances with joy as it vibrates with the Naam. Our body gets filled with Amrit and flows out of our body. We see the divine light emitting from our entire body. This stage of Bandgi is inexplainable. This stage of Bandgi is beyond description. The bottom line is that we become one with this Infinite Divine Power, we merge in this Infinite Divine Power.
This is the highest level of the Gurparsaad that we are blessed with His Hukam. All of our senses and Karam Indrees go into Puran Hukam – under direct control of Param Jyot Puran Parkash – the Infinite Divine Power. Such a soul becomes Dhan Dhan by being blessed with all the eternal treasures. Not only this this divine blessing is carried out to 21 generations, this is a divine gift for the entire Kul and coming 21 Kuls. This is the highest Daat we can get from the Akal Purakh, there is no Daat superior than this Daat.
Our human life becomes a noble birth as we realize its divine objective. That is why those who achieve this divine stage, their Maat Pita are called Dhan Dhan, their Kul Is called Dhan Dhan, the mother who gives birth to such a soul is Dhan Dhan. The Guru is telling that when Naam goes into Hirda and our Hirda is transformed into a Sat Hirda then we are blessed with Jivan Mukti. For sure our Hirda will become a Sat Hirda as soon as Naam goes into our Hirda and we will become Jivan Mukt.
Such souls are rare, one in tens of millions those who are blessed with this highest spiritual status – such souls are called Puran Sant, Puran Brahmgiani, Satgur or a Puran Khalsa. Their job is to unite the world with Naam, Naam Simran, Naam KI Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. Saving the world from the onslaught of Maya is the purpose of their life. Serving and delivering the Gurparsaad is their life. Absorbing our poison and giving we Amrit is their Bandgi and Seva and this is the highest level of the Seva anybody can perform. They show the path to Jivan Mukti to the entire world and they bring Jivan Mukti to the masses all around. The entire world is their family, the entire creation is their family and they deliver the truth to each and every creation. That is why when we are blessed with the Sat Sangat of such a Maha Purakh then our mind and Hirda goes into peace, for some people their Darshans only bring Gurparsaad and they go into Samaadhee instantaneously, others are blessed with the Gurparsaad and the Naam goes into their mind right away and a lot of people are motivated to focus on Naam Simran.
Uniting people with Naam is the highest Seva that is why Satgur Sachey Patshah Ji is bowing Himself to such a soul forever. Dhan Dhan Satguru Sahibans have always and forever given their blessings to such souls who serve the masses and bring them Jivan Mukti. They are always and forever with such souls who are blessed with this kind of Seva – delivering the eternal truth to the masses, delivering the Gurparsaad to the masses, delivering the Amrit to the entire world.