ur Dhaarai jo antar naam.sarab mai paykhai bhagvaan.
nimakh nimakh thaakur namaskaarai.naanak oh apras sagal nistaarai. ||1||
Guru Pancham Patshah Ji has very kindly explained to us the place of a Sadh and a Brahmgiani in the previous two Ashtpadis. This astpadi now describes a soul that is called APRAS. This astpadi deals with one of the most important mandatory divine principles pertaining to the Mahima of a Sadh and a Brahmgiani. The principle is that the Shabad and Surat must combine inside a person to make them into an APRAS soul. Shabad and Surat only combine with the Gur Parsaad of a Puran Brahmgiani. When they combine it transforms an ordinary soul into a Pargatyeo Jyot Puran Brahmgiani and such a soul has been called APRAS.
We need to understand and practice this principle of transformation in our daily life if we really want to benefit from the divine wisdom in this astpadi.
Many read Sukhmani Sahib on a daily basis. Some even do multiple readings everyday, but the sad fact is that the majority of those who read the Bani don’t actually do what the Bani teaches. They are convinced that just reading Sukhmani Sahib is a good deed that pleases God. Reading Bani is of no use if we don’t practise Bani in our daily life. Practice of Bani in our daily life is the key to success. Reading Bani is following the status quo, but practising what we read is following the real eternal teachings. Reading Bani without understanding is an empty ritual, but applying Gurbani to our life brings all the divine qualities in our Hirda. So applying Bani in our life is the key to success.
There is alot of confusion among the Sangat about the meaning of Shabad Guru and a Brahmgiani, a Pargatyeo Jyot Satguru. The reason for confusion is the misunderstanding about human element of a Brahmgiani, a Pargatyeo Jyot. With the blessings of the Guru and Akal Purakh we are making an attempt to remove this confusion from the minds of the Sangat. Please look at these words with a fresh and open mind. We are hopeful that it will help us remove or diminish the confusion on this subject and hopefully we will all benefit from this.
Shabad Guru is Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. It has been very clearly mentioned in the Gurbani that Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is the Gyan Saroop of Akal Purakh
Pothi Parmeshwar Ka Thaan,
Sadh Sang Gao Gun Gobind Puran Brahmgian.
The Granth represents the Gyan Saroop of the Almighty. It defines what a Guru is, what a Sant is, what a Satguru is, what a Brahmgiani is.
The word Guru means the person or the entity who can enlighten us from inside and take the darkness away. Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji gives us all this divine knowledge. Once this divine knowledge is put into practice by us with full commitment and belief then one can become a Sant, a Brahmgiani. And there is no difference between a Sant and Akal Purakh Himself. A Brahmgiani and the Almighty are the same.
Nanak Sadh Prabh Bhed Naa Bhai
Brahmgiani Aap Parmesur
Wahoo Wahoo Satgur Nirankaar Hai
Sabh Te Wadda Satgur Nanak
Ram Sant Dohen Ek Hain.
Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
The Shabad Guru is Gyan Guru and Pargateyo Jyot is the Brahmgiani. If shabad Guru was everything and could lead to salvation by itself for an ordinary person, then what was the need for Guru Nanak Patshah to institute Bhai Lehna Ji as Guru Angad Dev Ji and further Gurus too? What was the need of Guru Dassam Patshah Ji instituting five Puran Khalsas, each of whom were Puran Brahmgianis? Each one of them was called a Satgur Pura.
Khalsa Mera Satgur Pura
Khalsa Mera sajjan sura
It was a combination of Shabad Guru and a soul that created Dhan Dhan Guru Angad Patshah Ji and Guru Angad Patshah Ji’s Guru was Dhan Dhan Guru Nanak Patshah Ji who was a Pargateyo Jyot Puran Brahmgiani. Guru Amar Das Ji’s Guru was Guru Angad Patshah JI and so on.
A soul was required to continue the Pargatyo Jyot in Guru Angad Patshah, then in Guru Amar Dass and so on. That is why and how it continued. The question here is that why then after tenth Guru there was a stop? The answer is very simple and is written in the Gurbani repeatedly
Har Jug Jug Bhagat Upayea.
Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
The Gurparsadi game didn’t stop and has never stopped and will never stop. It continues and will continue in a different form at a different place for all times.
There are no two Brahmgianis or Bhagats, or Sants alike. There has never been and never will be. Everyone’s bhagti is different. That is why every bhagat’s style is different
Bhagta Ki Chaal Nirali.
Chaal Nirali Bhagta Teri Bikham Marg Chalna.
Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
After the Guru Dassam Patshah there have been a number of Brahmgianis. In fact Guru Dassam Patshah Ji created five Puran Brahmgianis, known today as the Panj Pyare. He called them “Khalsa Mero Satgur Pura.” After them there has been a continuous stream of such Brahmgianis. They are here today as well and they will continue to nurture spirituality for all times and ages to come. The creation survives only because of the existance of such spiritual souls’ on this Earth.
This divine system is the creation of Akal Purakh and nobody can change it. Actually, it is not a system, it is complete and pure Truth and Truth is Truth. Truth has only one identity and can’t be changed by anybody. It was Truth and has remained Truth through all Ages past present and future.
Aad Sach Jugaad Sach, Habi Sach Nanak Hosi bhi Sach.
Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Everything explained here is what Shabad Guru teaches us. The divine laws have never changed since their inception and will never change. They were the same when brought out from the Dargah by Guru Nanak Patshah and will always remain the same when brought out by other Brahmgianis.
Guru Granth Sahib Ji is the divine knowledge sung in the praise of Naam, Akal Purakh, Sant, Bhagat, Gurmukh, Gursikh, Jan, Bhai, Sadh, Satguru, Brahmgiani and Khalsa. There is a large content of the Gurbani that concentrates on the praise of the human element – Sant, Bhagat, Gurmukh, Gursikh, Jan, Bhai, Sadh, Satguru and Brahmgiani. Try to think for a moment why that was? We will find an answer to our unreal perception of discarding the human element.
Even within the human element, the shabad Guru does not mean the physical body. The Guru is the Pargatyeo Jyot in the body that represents the divine element. The Param Jyot, God, needs a physical body to appear in this world to help others in marching towards the complete realization. Those who disregard this Eternal Truth remain in Dharam Khand or lower and are never able to progress in spirituality.
Guru Nanak’s Patshah Ji was Nirankaar Roop, Roop of Akal Purakh Himself. It is not adequate to call Him a Guru when He was Nirkankaar Roop Himself. He was living God on Earth. We can follow the same path as was followed by Nirankaar Roop Nanak Patshah Ji to become a Pargatyeo Jyot Puran Brahmgiani and realize our spiritual goals. But there is an alternative route too that was instituted by Nirankaar Roop Nanak Patshah Ji. And that is to become like Bhai Lehna Ji and do it faster, infact much faster. What Nirankaar Roop Nanak Patshah Ji started preaching at the age of 34 years, Bhai Lehna Ji achieved in few years. It is up to us what route we choose. Everybody can’t be like Guru Nanak Patshah ji. There are very few souls born like that on this Earth. There is nothing wrong in becoming like Bhai Lehna Ji to achieve our spiritual goals.
Let us look at the verse :
Shabad Guru Surat Dhun Chela.
Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
“Shabad Guru” is the Gyan Saroop of Akal Purakh, the divine knowledge, the Brahmgian. Since it teaches us all the divine laws it is known as the Guru. Also it is Guru because it takes away darkness from inside us and enlightens us with the true meaning of spirituality. It provides us with guidance to follow the Truth and become Truthful and serve the Truth.
Now what does "Surat" mean? It means the soul, the mind, the Hirda and the inside of a human body.
"Dhun" means the commitment, the Shardhaa, the Lagan which comes with belief.
"Chela" is again the human element. The relationship between Guru and His disciple.
Now if we put into practice just this this one line from Guru Nanak Patshah Ji then we will reach Sach Khand and become a Jivan Mukt, a Sant, a Brahmgiani. Is it not appropriate to say that now we can help others to realize their spiritual goals? This is exactly what has been repeatedly said in the Shabad Guru, the Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. That is exactly what was done by the ten Gurus. That is exactly what has been done by other Brahmgianis around the world. That is exactly what will continue to happen forever. Again there may be unlimited ways to realize Almighty, but based on the history of our Gurus there are paths we can choose to follow. One Nirankaar Roop Nanak Patshah Ji followed and the other one that was followed by Bhai Lehna Ji. Remember, the path followed by Bhai Lehna Ji was much easier and quicker.
Now, the question is what about the path most of people follow nowadays. The path of taking Khandy Ki Pahul from Panj Pyare. It is fine to follow and the majority of the Sangat does that. The only thing is that for the majority it takes too long to realize their spiritual goals, that is if they do indeed realize them. Why is that? It is very important to understand that the Panj Pyare instituted by the Dassam Guru were Puran Brahmgianis. They were Puran Khalsa and according to Gurbani, Khalsa is a Puran Brahmgiani. Dassam Patshah said
Khalsa Mero Satgur Pura.
Now here there is a human element again – Khalsa. So are the Panj Pyares who give Khanday Ki Pahul five Puran Khalsas? Is even one of them a Puran Brahmgiani who in meets the standard set by Dhan Dhan Dassam Patshah Ji? Unless we can find even one Puran Khalsa in the Panj Pyare we can’t expect to get the Gur Parsaad of Naam Amrit, Seva and Puran Bandgi. Even if we can find one Puran Khalsa that is more than enough, because He can give us the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Puran Bandgi and Seva, Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar.
Another very important point to understand is the fact that Guru Dassam Patshah Ji Himself gave the Gur Parsaad of Amrit to the first five and by virtue of this Gur Parsaad these fortunate five became Puran Khalsas. After that Guru Patshah Ji gave them the Wadyaaee and called them Satgur Pura. Another illusion is that these five together become Satgur. This is not true because each one was a Puran Khalsa and being so each one of them became Satgur Pura.
There is another very important point to understand. When Guru Dassam Patshah Ji created these five Puran Khalsas, they were five out of out of tens of thousands. Only the five who really loved the Guru came forward. Only five out of thousands of Sangat present there came forward to give absolutely everything to the Guru. Only five fortunate ones completely surrendered to the Guru and that is how they achieved the Gur Parsaad and became Puran Khalsas. The rest of the Sangat did not come true to the standards of the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Puran Bandgi and Seva, Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar.
Imagine if all of the sangat had completely surrendered to the Guru, then all of them would have become Puran Khalsas. But it is very difficult to completely surrender ourself to the Guru. The ones who do it though, get the Gur Parsaad and become Gurmukhs. All others are Manmukhs.
If we are already following this path for a long time and have not realized anything then there is obviously something wrong. Now it is upto us to remove the illusions from our mind and soul and learn and follow the Gurbani in its real eternal sense and benefit from it.
We have shown how the Shabad and Surat combine together with the Gur Parsaad blessed by a Puran Brahmgiani. Shabad and Surat combined transforms an ordinary soul into a Pargatyeo Jyot Puran Brahmgiani. And such a soul has been called Apras in this divine Shalok. Only a soul that has become Apras can only transform an ordinary person and make him like Him – Apras.
There is a mythincal stone called Paras Pathat. The very special thing about this stone is that if we touch a piece of iron to this stone, the iron turns into gold. Similarly, whoever comes under the Chattar, the eternal blessings of such an Apras and gets the Gur Parsaad of Naam Bandgi and Seva, eventually becomes Jivan Mukt and becomes Apras too. They will always and forever remain absorbed in the Amrit – Nirgun Saroop Puran Parkash and will feel the presence of the Nirgun in the Sargun. They will feel the presence of God everywhere. In summary, only an Apras can transform a ordinary person into an Apras.
mithi-aa naahee rasnaa paras.
man meh pareet niranjan daras.
par tari-a roop na paykhai naytar.
saaDh kee tahal satsang hayt.
karan na sunai kaahoo kee nindaa.
sabh tay jaanai aapas ka-o mandaa.
gur parsaad bikhi-aa parharai.
man kee baasnaa man tay tarai.
indree jit panch dokh tay rahat.
naanak kot maDhay ko aisaa apras. ||1||
Guru Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly continuing to give us the divine wisdom about the attributes and qualities of a person who becomes an APRAS. Again it is of paramount importance for us to understand this part of the Sukhmani Bani. By putting it into practice in our daily life we reap unbelievable rewards. Unfortunately most of us are not following this part of the divine wisdom. The same message has been presented by the Guru Sahiban not only in the Sukhmani Bani, but in the entire Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
What are the divine qualities that make a person Apras? The most important thing is that such a soul has freed himself from the shackles of Maya. All his senses are free from the influence of Maya and they are under Puran Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar. Such a soul is a completely truthful person. He lives a completely truthful life. Such a soul acts and reacts truthfully, practices Truth, abides by Truth delivers the Truth and serves the Truth.
All the untruthful actions and reactions asat karams are carried under the influence of panj doot, kam, krodh, lobh, moh & ahankaar. These panj doots reside inside our body:
KAAM resides in the lower portion of our body around the sex organs.
KRODH resides in the stomach area.
LOBH and MOH reside in the chest area.
AHANKAAR is the biggest enemy and lives in our head. It is the most difficult to control. A normal person’s daily actions and reactions are controlled by the panj doots and desires. The mind of a normal person works under the direct control of panj dhoots. Our past life has a very big influence on how we conduct ourselves in our day to day activities. And our current life’s character is greatly influenced by our character that prevailed in all the previous lives.
The idea is to get ourselves away from the influence of our past life’s and previous lives’ in our daily conduct to be free from the control of the panj dhoots. This is the most difficult task to accomplish. To win over the Panj Doots and all our desires will be winning over our mind and bringing all our senses under the control of Param Jyot – in Puran Hukam. The person who does that becomes an APRAS. Winning over the mind and desires is the most difficult task and when a person does that He becomes an APRAS. This is the most important divine quality of a person who becomes APRAS.
When a person becomes APRAS all the Doots leave his body and his body becomes as pure as gold. Then nothing can distract Him. No illusion, delusions, no Dubidha, no effect of Maya. In fact, Maya comes under his control. Maya lives under his Charans and serves him. There is only one person in tens of millions who reaches this state of spirituality and achieves the Param Padvi.
The next very important and mandatory divine quality of such a person who becomes an Apras is the utmost humbleness. Humbleness is the key element in the life of an APRAS. He is full of utmost humbleness and humility, Garibi Ves Hirda. Humility of the mind and soul is the key to the Dargah of Akal Purakh.
The next very important and mandatory divine quality of a person who becomes and Apras is that he doesn’t listen and indulge in the Nindya, the slandering of others. Nindya means negative criticism of somebody. To deliberate on somebody else’s actions, character, integrity, lifestyle, behavior or other attributes in the negative sense. To discuss the presumably bad qualities and doings of another person. It can be in his absence or in his presence.
This is a common fashion intoday’s society to either praise or criticize somebody else’s character, actions, doings or behavior, or for that matter anything connected to the person being criticized. This criticism is normally created to put down the person being criticized in society. In certain cases will go to extent of eliminating the person from the daily dealings and disrespect him in the society.
However, this criticism can also be positive in some cases, where the group exclaims over the good qualities of a person beyond the reality. Again it can be in his absence or presence. Such actions are to praise somebody for his good qualities beyond the reality. This is known as Ustat in the divine language. The interesting thing is that Nindya is very enjoyable by ordinary people. In all practical situations we will note that people give alot of attention to negative criticism of somebody else, rather than gaining from that person’s good qualities.
In all such discussions propagating Ustat and Nindya, we will observe that for such a criticism the participants don’t mind spending alot of their time. There will be a very few people whom we will find avoiding such negative criticism, and concentrate and learn from the good qualities of another person.
The Ustat and Nindya have been a part of the human character from times immemorial. Though both Nindya and Ustat are prohibited in Gurmat, however, Nindya is a more dangerous and serious mental sickness – Mansik Rog. We should therefore not resort to Nindya of anybody, wether he or she is an oridinary person being controlled by the Panj Doot or a Sant. The consequences of Nindya are very serious and are sure to cause irreparable damage to our spirituality as well as to our physical being.
A Nindak, the person who is doing Nindya, is a Manmukh and Maha Moorakh according to Gurbani. A nindak may even be reading alot of Gurbani, but has never truly understood or applied it. A Nindak has a blackened face, Kala Mooh, in the Dargah and is heavily punished in the Dargah of Paar Braham Parmeshwar. A Nindak is in a living hell, Narak for a long time. An APRAS never indulges in Nindya of others and keeps Himself clean inside and free from this serious mental sickness.
Such an APRAS is always absorbed in the Amrit and drinks the Atam Rus continuously. For Him all women, except His own spouse, are sisters, daughters and mothers. All men are brothers, fathers and sons. He is always absorbed in the SAT Sang and in the act of uniting His Sat Sangat with the Almighty. This is the highest service of the SAT, the only eternal truth which lives and prevails forever, the Aad Sach Jugaad Sach. By doing so He serves His Guru, Gur Sangat and the Gur. All this happens only with the Gur Parsaad. Nobody can achieve this spiritual state without the Gur Parsaad. Winning over the Panj Doot and Asa, Trishna and Mansha happens only with the Gur Parsaad. Winning over all the mental corruptions and sicknesses happens only with the Gur Parsaad. Achievement of all these divine qualities happens only with the Gur Parsaad. The one who is fortunate is one in tens of millions and only they get the Gur Parsaad of these divine qualities and become an Apras.
baisno so jis oopar suparsan.
bisan kee maa-i-aa tay ho-ay bhinn.
karam karat hovai nihkaram.
tis baisno kaa nirmal Dharam.
kaahoo fal kee ichhaa nahee baachhai.
kayval bhagat keertan sang raachai.
man tan antar simran gopaal.
sabh oopar hovat kirpaal.
aap darirhai avrah naam japaavai.
naanak oh baisno param gat paavai. ||2||
Guru Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly continuing to reinforce in us the divine attributes and qualities of a person who becomes an Apras. Here again Guru Patshah Ji has reiterated the relationship of Maya with an Apras. The basic meaning of the shabad Apras is “which can’t be touched by Maya”. This means which can’t be harmed or distracted by Maya. (Please read the earlier astpadis for details on the workings of Maya).
The person who keeps on working on the Sato Karams and pleases God gets the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva, Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar and reaches the heights of the spiritual world and becomes an Apras. They get relieved from the shackles of Maya, they win over Maya completely. They win over desires completely and reach the Param Padvi.
An Apras soul is always absorbed in the Kirtan.
So this way an Apras is always absorbed in the Kirtan, the Akhand Kirtan.
The essence of the Shabad “Dharam” is that his Karams are performed without any desires. He does not expect any rewards for his deeds. An Apras becomes the true definition of Dharam. An Apras has brought into his hirda all of the divine qualities. That is the real Dharam. Becoming the SAT Saroop is the Dharam and that is what is the meaning of an Apras.
An Apras is very kind and this is a mandatory divine. Utmost kindness is a deep divine quality. Infact there is no limit of kindness. It can not be measured. It is without boundaries, that is why it is called a deep divine quality. Utmost kindness promotes true eternal love and is a divine quality of Paar Braham Parmesar – Dana Dina, Param Dyaloo, Dayal Bakshind, Bakshanhara. That is what makes Him Nirvair. That is what makes Him Mith Bolra, always soft and sweet spoken. He never hurts anybody. Our sorrows and troubles are due to our own deeds in the past lives. He always overlooks our bad deeds and always forgives us for all our bad deeds and actions as well as habits and gives us a chance after chance to reform ourselves.
Utmost kindness is a mandatory deep divine quality of a Sant, a Bhagat, a Gurmukh, a Satgur and a Brahmgiani. All these entities are also called Apras. This is what makes such an entity Ik Drisht – single vision. For such a soul all are equal, there is no discrimination, no hatred no duality in a person who is kind, as kind as Akal Purakh Himself. Forgiveness is His nature, forgiveness is the Dharam, kindness is the Dharam, being Nirvair is the Dharam. All of these things promote true love and compassion for others, which is unlimited like Braham Himself.
Kindness and forgiveness go hand in hand and are very powerful as far as divinity and spirituality is concerned. They bring us eternal peace. They take us closer to Almighty and remove ego from us. They promote sacrifice and service of others, feeling the pain of others and work towards relieving the pain of others, thereby promoting true service of the humanity and so of Akal Purakh.
Such an Apras is always absorbed in Naam, Naam goes into His Rom Rom. Rom Rom Simran is a very high spiritual and eternal stage. It comes in when the soul is instituted in Sach Khand. This is the last stage of Naam Simran. It is when Naam Simran goes into every cell of our body. Each and every cell does Naam Simran. In every fraction of a second the body recites the Naam with every cell. This happens when the Suksham Sareer, which is also called the soul, is completely cleaned and is filled with Amrit. Infact, it becomes Amrit by itself. It gets filled with the Nirgun Saroop Param Jyot Puran Parkash and then it gets over filled. Infact the Amrit starts to flow out of the Suksham Dehi and starts to physically effect the physical body. We actually physically feel and experience that each and every part of our body is vibrating with Naam. Each and every cell of our body is vibrating with Naam.
The Rom Rom simran is the real Akhand Kirtan, it is the real kirtan, it is the real Akhand Paath. It is the real Amrit, the highest Amrit, the Atam Rus Amrit, the Atum Rus Kirtan, the Puran Jyot Puran Parkash Amrit, the Nirgun Saroop Amrit. Rom rom simran is when every cell of our body becomes Satnaam, when every cell becomes Amrit, when the Param Jyot flows through every cell of our body, and that is what happens physically and is experienced physically.
It is felt and experienced very prominently in the more sensitive parts of the body like hands, head, forehead, spine, feet, but it can be felt and experienced like a pulse in all parts of the body. When we reach this stage then every cell of our body becomes so sensitive that when we listen to Kirtan and Gurbani, our Rom Rom hears, feels and experiences the Gurbani and the music. The Anand becomes the greatest when the Gurbani is sung in the Raag in which it is written. This is probably the height of Naam Simran, when each and every cell sings in praise of the Akal Purakh, His Naam. That is what an Apras enjoys continuously.
An Apras becomes Naam Ka Dataa, Amrit Kaa Data. He absorbs himself in Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar of helping others unite with the Naam by giving them the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. He helps others to walk through the entire course of their internal pilgrimage and complete realization. He helps to transform them into becoming just like himself. He helps them to become Apras as well by helping them to reach the Param Gat status which is the achievement of the Param Padvi – the highest spiritual status.
bhag-utee bhagvant bhagat kaa rang.
sagal ti-aagai dusat kaa sang.
man tay binsai saglaa bharam.
kar poojai sagal paarbarahm.
saaDhsang paapaa mal khovai.
tis bhag-utee kee mat ootam hovai.
bhagvant kee tahal karai nit neet.
man tan arpai bisan pareet.
har kay charan hirdai basaavai.
naanak aisaa bhag-utee bhagvant ka-o paavai. ||3||
Guru Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly continuing to reinforce in us the divine attributes and qualities of a person who becomes an Apras. Guru Patshah Ji is describing some of the other qualities of an Apras and how a person can become Apras.
The true Bhagaautee, the devotee of Adi Shakti, loves the devotional worship of God. The true devotion is to surrender everything we have to the Gur and Guru. Everything belongs to Him. The Bhagat worships Bhagwant and Bhagwant worships the Bhagat. Just as the Bhagat does Dhyaan of Bhagwant with full and complete Sachee Shardha, Sachee Preet, full and complete commitment, trust, devotion, faith and love then Bhagwant is so pleased with His Bhagat that the Bhagwant does His Bhagat’s Dhyaan. This means as much as we give back to Him so much and much more the Bhagwant will return back to us.
There is no limit to these divine qualities: Sachee Preet, Sachee Shardha, trust, faith, commitment, belief, devotion and love. As much as we give of these to Bhagwant, He multiplies these many times and give them back to us. This is the divine law pronounced by Him and all the divine laws pronounced by Him are automatically implemented when we follow them with commitment, belief, trust, faith, devotion and love towards Him.
All of these divine traits have no limits. Let us think for a second can anybody measure love? Can anybody measure commitment and belief? Can anybody measure trust? Can anybody define a yardstick for devotion? Can anybody define a yardstick for Shardhaa and Preet? These divine traits are limitless. There is no measurable depth of these divine traits and qualities. They are infinite like Akal Purakh. When we practice these divine qualities and bring them inside our Hirda, our Hirda becomes infinite too. It becomes a place where the Infinite resides.
This is all Bhagat Kaa Rang :
· Fearlessness – Nirbhao,
· Ek Drisht – Nirvair,
· Karta Purakh – the only Doer,
· Akal – beyond the Kaal, beyond time and space,
· Ajunie – beyond the cycle of birth and death,
· Saibhun – self created self supported,
· Sat Santokh – contentment, no desires, utmost humbleness.
This is all Bhagat Kaa Rang. The Bhagat gets absorbed in all these divine qualities. These divine qualities becomes an inseparable part of the Bhagat’s Hirda. There remains no difference between Bhagwaan and Bhagat. The Bhagat praises Bhagwant and Bhagwant praises the Bhagat. Everything that belongs to Bhagwant, belongs to the Bhagat.
An Apras forsakes the company of all that is wicked. What is wickedness? What is the meaning of Dusht within a human being? The Panj Doot part is the wicked part, the Dusht part. It is Trishna that forces a person to become wicked. Desires are the basic reason for making a person mentally sick. When desires are fulfilled according to our Karams, then we get a short lived happiness. But, when the desires are not fulfilled then it brings sorrow and pain. Unfulfilled desires cause us to start complaining and not accepting God’s Hukam. The accumulation of these sorrows and pains leads to mental depression which leads to mental sicknesses. So Dusht is that part of a human being which is influenced by the Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh and Ahankaar. These things are nowhere near the Apras.
All doubts are removed from the mind of the Apras. These doubts, the Dharam De Bharam, are serious road blocks to one’s spiritual progress. These doubts are defined as Dubidha. Dubidha means double mindedness, distortion of our mind, distraction of our mind, disbelief. Dubidha takes us away from the core of the Gurbani, away from Tat Vastoo, the Tat Gyan, the deep divine knowledge and understanding. Without divine understanding, Dubidha keeps us in Dharam Khand or below for ages. This is the supreme reason for 99% of the people being in Dharam Khand or below.
Dubidha is a very serious mental sickness, Mansik Rog. It blocks our mind and stops us from progressing on the Path to Eternity, to Salvation, to Jivan Mukti, to meeting the Almighty. As long as we are in Dubidha we have doubts that make us lose our confidence in the correct spiritual path. We even ignore what Gurbani tells us, for example that we need a Bramhgiani, or Sant, and Apras to give us the Gurprasad. We doubt what Gurbani says due to the miscommunication to us from various sources. Dubidha will not allow us to reach anywhere spiritually.
For our spiritual advancement, we need to have a crystal clear direction to follow. That is what we are blessed with when we do eventually eradicate all the doubts, delusions, illusions from our mind. This leads us to become an Apras. Or in other words an Apras is never in any kind of Dubidha, delusions, illusions or Bharams.
The Apras performs devotional service to the Supreme Lord God in all. For him, Nirgun and Sargun becomes one. He sees the presence of the divine Jyot in every creation. He sees God all over and that is how He becomes Nirvair. This is how He becomes Ek Drisht.
In the company of the holy, the filth of sin is washed away. The filth and scum of the mental sicknesses created by the panj dhoots and trishna can only be washed in the company of an Apras. Only the one who has already done so can be called our teacher, our Guru. Only the one who has achieved the supreme spiritual status and won over His mind completely and won over the Maya completely has the authority to give us the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Naam Ki Kamai, Seva, Parupkaar and Mahaparupkaar. And only Naam and Naam Ki Kamai can wash off all the scum and dirt of our mind. Only the Sangat of such an Apras can help us wash the dirt of our mind and clean us up completely from inside. Only the Sangat of such an Apras can make us completely truthful on the inside and fill up our Hirda with all the divine traits and qualities.
The wisdom of such a Bhagaautee becomes Supreme. This means the Bhagaautee becomes a Brahmgiani. A Brahmgiani is a walking encyclopedia of divine wisdom. He has earned the divine wisdom through practice of gurbani in His daily life. He constantly performs the service of the Supreme Lord God by seeing the Truth, speaking the Truth, hearing the Truth, serving the Truth and delivering the Truth. He becomes the custodian of the Amrit and can deliver the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Naam Ki Kamai, Seva and Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar to the others. In this way he makes their lives sublime by getting them to realize their spiritual objectives. He dedicates his mind and body to the service and love of God.
Dedication of the physical body to the Almighty means :-
· the dedication to Naam Simran,
· collecting Naam Ki Kamai
· doing Seva of others
· involving ourself in Parupkaar, such as
· doing good for others,
· helping others,
· serving the poor and down trodden,
· charity and smilar activities.
Maha Parupkaar means :-
· helping others in uniting with God,
· giving the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Naam Ki Kamai and Seva to others
· helping others to complete there internal pilgrimage,
· leading others to complete realization
· guiding others in how to achieve Jivan Mukti and to become an Apras themselves.
The mind of an Apras does not exist any more. He doesn’t follow the worldly wisdom, the Sansarik Mat, the self wisdom Mun Mat, nor the bad wisdom, the Durmat. The only thing he follows is the divine wisdom, the Gurmat. Eventually his mind is replaced by the Param Jyot. This is when all of his senses are directed by the divine wisdom and he is completely enlightened. Then the Lotus Feet of the Lord abide in his heart. The Charans of the Akal Purakh are saturated in His Hirda. Such a Bhagaautee attains the Lord God. Such an Apras gets united with God.
so pandit jo man parboDhai.
raam naam aatam meh soDhai.
raam naam saar ras peevai.
us pandit kai updays jag jeevai.
har kee kathaa hirdai basaavai.
so pandit fir jon na aavai.
bayd puraan simrit boojhai mool.
sookham meh jaanai asthool.
chahu varnaa ka-o day updays.
naanak us pandit ka-o sadaa adays. ||4||
Guru Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly telling us how a person can become Apras. His soul, the Suksham Dehi, becomes absorbed in the Gur Parsaad of Naam. This begins to happen when we dedicate ourselves to Naam Simran and start collecting Naam Ki Kamai. Then slowly and surely with the Gur Parsaad, our soul, the Atma, the Suksham Dehi, becomes pure and clean. It becomes Kanchan Dehi, meaning as pure as gold. Our body and soul is releived of the Panj Doots and trishna. All our sins are washed away. The effect of all the sins committed thus far including all the previous lives is washed away. In this way an ordinary person becomes an Apras.
The Apras enjoyes the Naam Ras, the Amrit, continuously. His entire body physically feels the vibrations of Naam. This is the presence of the super power of God inside him. A continuous stream of cosmic energy, amrit, keeps on flowing through His physical body. This is a very special divine feeling and keeps the Apras absorbed in enjoying this continuously flowing Amrit, enjoying the Atam Rus.
Some people are also given the Gur Parsaad of seeing Parkash, meaning seeing the Nirgun Saroop with their eyes open. Some people see the divine light when they close their eyes. These blessed people see the divine light all around an Apras.
It is worth mentioning here that the most important point concerning the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Puran Bandgi and Seva, Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar that just the Gur Parsaad of Naam is not enough. Everything that makes spiritual advancement happens is the Gur Parsaad. Nothing is going to happen by our own efforts. Everything happens by the Gur Parsaad only. So along with the Gur Parsaad of Naam we should be praying for the Gur Parsaad of Puran Bandgi. Puran Bandgi includes Naam Ki Kamai and Seva. Seva includes Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar. Pray for winning over Maya completely, for winning over desires completely, for filling our Hirda with all the divine qualities, for excercising Gurbani in our daily life.
Such an Apras dives into the Mansarovar, meaning the Nirgun Saroop, and carves all the divine qualities inside his Hirda and becomes a Brahmgiani and becomes a custodian of the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Puran Bandgi and Seva. The Apras can help us go through the same process which He has been through and takes us to the heights of the spiritual world and make us and Apras as well.
The words and teachings of such a soul who becomes an Apras is called the word of God. This is because there remains no difference betweeen God and him. The words and teachings of such a person provide life to the entire creation. The Gur Parsaad of Naam, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva provide life to the seekers.
In the real divine sense, real life is beyond Maya. As long as we are in Maya we will continue to die a constant death. When we get out of the shackles of Maya then we really wake up and become alive forever. The real life is in Jivan Mukti, in becoming an Apras. He implants the Sermon of the Lord in his heart. Har Kee Katha is Akath Katha. Akath Katha is when the Apras unites with the Almighty and feels in his hirda what is undescribable in words. The Apras experiences Akath Katha when he :
· merges with the Almighty,
· has Darshan, vision, of the Nirgun Saroop of Akal Purakh,
· meets the Paar Braham Parmesar and talks to Him,
· takes a deep dive into the Mansarovar.
The experience of Akath Katha is beyond description. It can’t be described in words. Only the Apras and his hirda knows the physical experiences He goes through during this process of union with God, but all these incidents of his union with God are carved in His Hirda. The Shree Charan Kamal of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar are carved and saturated in His Hirda. Naam goes into each and every bit of His physical body. Rom Rom Naam vibrations are heard continuously. Anhad Shabad music goes on continuously. Amrit keeps on flowing through his entire body continuously. He goes into full eternal enjoyment and happiness. When this happens and He is united with God then nothing can separate Him from God. Maya becomes His sevant and He becomes Jivan Mukt. No more reincarnating through the cycle of birth and death. He becomes alive forever. Such a person is the real Pandit, meaning a Puran Sant, a Puran Brahmgiani, an Apras.
An Apras carves the fundamental essence of the Vedas, the Puraanas and the Simritees in His Hirda. The fundamental essence is the Gur Parsaad of Naam. The “Mool” is the basis of the entire creation. It is the origin of the creation. It is the “Beej”, the seed of the Creation. It is the Naam, the Gur Parsaad of the Naam. It is Sat Naam as presented by Dhan Dhan Guru Nanak Patshah Ji in the Mool Mantra. The first line of the Shabad Guru Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji upto Gur Prasad is called the Mool Mantra. The “Mool” or the “Beej” contains everything including the Tatt Gyan, the Brahmgian, the divine knowledge. The person who is blessed with the Gur Parsaad of understanding the “Mool” or the “Beej” and carves this in His Hirda is blessed with the Gur Parsaad of the Tatt Gyan and becomes a source of divine knowledge for others.
Within the Creation where God is seemingly not accessible, the Apras manifest’s God in his hirda. The life element of the Creation is the divine Jyot. That is what keeps life going. The Apras feels the presence of this eternal essence in the entire creation. Sookham is the divine element and Asthool is the Maya element. So it is the divine element that provides life to the creation. The bottom line is that such an Apras feels the presence of divine Jyot running the entire universe.
The Apras gives his blessings to people of all castes and social classes. A Sant, a Brahmgiani, a Satgur doesn’t belong to any particular sect of society. He belongs to all parts of society. There is nothing known as cast or creed for an Apras. For him all are human beings. They are not Shoodras, Vaish, Khatri or Brahmins. Hindu society has been divided into four catagories of people:
Shoodras – untouchables doing menial jobs;
Vaish – who are given the responsibility of maintaining the defence of the kingdom;
Khatri – engaged in the business activities;
Brahamins – the highest class of the people who are engaged in the worship of God and control all the worshipping places.
In olden times, Shoodras were not allowed to enter the temples. This division of society has been a major drawback in the Indian Society. Let us make it ver clear, there is no such division of society for an Apras. He is single vision, Ek Drisht and Nirvair, so for him all are equal. They are all human beings and are treated equally. His teachings are for all people of all societies. Anybody can be His disciple and can follow his teachings. In fact a Sant, a Brahmgiani, a Satgur belongs to the entire creation. There is no duality in his mind. For him a beggar is as important and lovable as a king is. His love for the entire creation is same as his love for God.
All of the Guru Sahibans were Apras. They were Puran Sant Satgurus, Puran Brahmgianis and their teachings are carved in divine words in the Shabad Guru, Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The entire creation is benefitting from the divine Gurbani. The entire creation bows in salutation to the Gurbani and Guru Sahibans. In the same way anybody who becomes an Apras becomes a Puran Sant, a Puran Satgur, a Puran Brahmgiani and gets the same respect from the entire creation.
beej Manter sarab ko gi-aan.
chahu varnaa meh japai ko-oo naam.
jo jo japai tis kee gat ho-ay.
saaDhsang paavai jan ko-ay.
kar kirpaa antar ur Dhaarai.
pas parayt mughad paathar ka-o taarai.
sarab rog kaa a-ukhad naam.
kali-aan roop mangal gun gaam.
kaahoo jugat kitai na paa-ee-ai Dharam.
naanak tis milai jis likhi-aa Dhur karam. ||5||
The one who becomes an Apras plants the Beej Mantra in His Hirda. The Beej Mantra, the Seed Mantra is the source of spirituality, divinity, spiritual wisdom, divine wisdom, Tatt Gyan, Brahmgian about the entire creation. The person who carves the Beej Mantra into His Hirda becomes a Brahmgiani. “Beej” means the Origin, the Creator and the source of creation, from where all the creation has been born from. So when the Beej is carved in the Hirda then the person becomes enriched with the complete divine wisdom, the Puran Brahmgian about the Creator and Creation.
The question arises what is the Beej Mantra? It is the Gur Parsaad of Naam. “Ik Oankaar Satnaam” is the Beej Mantra as defined in the Mool Mantra. As a huge tree is contained within a very small seed. The seed is planted in the earth and becomes a plant. When properly nurtured with time it becomes a huge tree, with alot branches and leaves. In a similar way the Beej Mantra is like the seed of the tree. It is planted in the human Hirda. It is nurtured with the food of surrendering Tunn, Munn, Dhan to the Gur and Guru. It requires dedicating ourself to Naam Simran in Smadhi and Sunn-Smadhi, Seva, Parupkaar and Maha Parupkaar. This takes us through the process of Puran Bandgi with Gyan, Dhyaan, Ishnaan in accordance with the divine laws. This seed grows into an unimaginably huge spiritual tree with all the diamonds and jewels of divine wisdom, Brahmgian and all the divine qualities and unlimited divine powers. It transforms an ordinary person into an Apras.
This is just a glimpse of the Mahima of Beej Mantra. The Mahima of Beej Mantra is beyond description. It can only be physically experienced by the Gur Parsaad. The Mahima of Beej Mantra is a Puran Sant, a Puran Satgur, a Puran Brahmgiani and Brahmgiani Ki Gath Brahmgiani Janey. Anyone, regardless of the groupings of society, who gets the Gur Parsaad of Beej Mantra planted in his Hirda and does Puran Bandgi becomes an Apras. But, remember that only one in ten million gets the Gur Parsaad of Beej Mantra and Puran Bandgi and to reach the spiritual heights. So we should all keep on continuously praying for the Gur Parsaad of Beej Mantra, Puran Bandgi, Seva, Parupkaar and Mahaparupkaar.
The Gur Parsaad of Beej Mantra lives in a Puran Brahmgiani. The Amrit lives in a Puran Sant. The Gur Parsaad can only be obtained from the ones who have gone beyond the three aspects of Maya, “Trihu Gun Tey Parey.” Only they become a Puran Sant, a Satgur, a Puran Brahmgiani, and only they are the custodians of the Gur Parsaad of Beej Mantra and authorized by the Akal Purakh to give the Gur Parsaad to the Sangat. It is a rare soul who gets this Gur Parsaad of Beej Mantra, Puran Bandgi and Seva from a Puran Sant Satgur Brahmgiani and completes his Bandgi and becomes an Apras. It is all the Gur Parsaad that makes these divine things happen. It is the eternal grace and blessings that will get us the Gur Parsaad of Beej Mantra, Puran Bandgi and Seva. Then the Amrit will go into our Rom Rom, all our Bajjar Kappats will be opened. It is the Gur Parsaad that will also open our Dassam Duaar and will form a permanent connection with Akal Purakh. Then we will be blessed with the Gur Parsaad of Panch Shabad Anhad Naad music and Amrit continuously.
When we go through this process of Puran Bandgi and become an Apras then we are blessed with all the eternal treasures. A Puran Brahmgiani becomes the owner of all the eternal treasures and becomes capable of giving salvation to the birds, ghosts and even the stone hearted ones. They are the ones who have never done any Bandgi or any Sato Karams. In the Sat Sangat of such souls we can get Jivan Mukti very easily. We can reach the spiritual heights in a short period of time.
Naam is an eternal prescription for all of our sorrows, pains, physical ailments and mental ailments. Naam Simran eliminates all the sorrows in our life. We become so strong mentally that we are able to tolerate all kind of sorrows and diseases including the chronic mental diseases caused by the panj dhoots. There remains no difference between sorrow and happiness. We become single vision and enjoy the complete, pure and pious happiness – Sat Chit Anand – which is Param Jyot Puran Parkash – Nirgun Saroop of Akal Purakh. This stage of spirituality can’t be obtained by any kind if external rituals. It is internal pilgrimage that cleans us up from inside and makes our Hirda a Puran Sachyaraa Hirda. Then we will be able to achieve Puran Sachyari Rehat. This internal compliance is the key to spiritual success. External compliance is of no use at all if we have not earned the internal compliance. Unless we become internally compliant our Hirda will not become Puran Sachyara and the Sachyaar, God, lives only in a Hirda which has become Puran Sachyara.
The Gur Parsaad of Naam, Puran Bandgi and Seva is only obtained through the accumulation of sato karams, truthful actions and behavior. Putting gurbani into practise will keep on accumulating our sato karams. Eventually when God is pleased by our sato karams then we will be awarded the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Puran Bandgi and Seva. The addiction to sato karams will change our fate in the future and we will be fortunate to receive the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Puran Bandgi and Seva and make our life sublime by achieving salvation.
jis kai man paarbarahm kaa nivaas.
tis kaa naam sat raamdaas.
aatam raam tis nadree aa-i-aa.
daas dasantan bhaa-ay tin paa-i-aa.
sadaa nikat nikat har jaan.
so daas dargeh parvaan.
apunay daas ka-o aap kirpaa karai.
tis daas ka-o sabh sojhee parai.
sagal sang aatam udaas.
aisee jugat naanak raamdaas. ||6||
Gurru Sahib Ji pancham Patshah Ji has very kindly given the name of “SAT RAM DASS” to a person who becomes an Apras. Sat Ram Das means the TRUE SERVANT OF GOD, because such a person becomes Puran Sachyara. The Hirda of such a person becomes Puran Sachyara. It becomes completely truthful from inside and out. Only in a Puran Sachyara Hirda does the Sachyaar, the Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar come in and live.
Such a person becomes Sat Saroop as they have defeated Maya. They are always and continuously absorbed in the service of the Almighy and unite their Sangat with the eternal truth, the SAT, the Nirgun Saroop of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar. In other words “SAT RAM DASS” is a Puran Khalsa, a Puran Brahmgiani, a Puran Sant, Satgur.
The soul of such a true servant of the Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar becomes saturated with Naam Amrit. The Amrit keeps on flowing through the body of such a person continuously. The Amrit starts to over flow physically from the body of such a person. That is how he delivers the Amrit to others. The person who with full faith and trust, devotion and love goes into his Sangat and completely surrenders to Him, gets the Gur Parsaad of this Amrit. The receiver of the Amrit cools down inside from the fire of the Maya and Kalyug. The receiver of Amrit gets enlightened and starts to move on a path of Puran Bandgi and service to others. Eventually, they become an Apras too.
The Sat Ram Das becomes the apostle of utmost humbleness with the Gur Parsaad of Garibi Ves Hirda. A Puran Sachyara Hirda becomes a Garibi Ves Hirda, full of utmost humbleness. He calls himself a slave of the slaves. He becomes the dust of the feet of the entire creation and calls himself with a very humble name of Dassan Dass. God lives in such souls and appears in such souls who become Dassan Dass.
God speaks through such souls who become Apras. They become Nirankaar Roop and see and feel the presence of God in them and around them in every creation continuously. They are always and forever absorbed in God, the Nirgun Saroop of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar. Such souls are hounored in the Dargah of Akal Purakh. They are given a Dargahi Hukam and authority to give the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Puran Bandgi and Seva to others and help them achieve salvation.
We should all keep on praying for the Gur Parsaad and pray for God to keep us engaged in the Sato Karams – truthful deeds. Only then will God accept us as His sevant and give us the Gur Parsaad of the enlightenment. Give us the Gur Parsaad of understanding the divine wisdom and follow it religiously. Eventually, only with His mercy and grace do we get the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Puran Bandgi and Seva.
By getting the Sangat of an Apras we are ferried across the ocean of Maya and desires, the ocean of darkness and taken into the ocean of divine light, the Mansarovar. Tha Apras is a Dassan Dass and always remains detached from Maya. Always remains attached to the Param Jyot Nirgun Saroop. Only such a soul can help us become an Apras. The Sangat of such a Puran Brahmgiani, Sat Ram Dass is the only way to get salvation.
parabh kee aagi-aa aatam hitaavai.
jeevan mukat so-oo kahaavai.
taisaa harakh taisaa us sog.
sadaa anand tah nahee bi-og.
taisaa suvran taisee us maatee.
taisaa amrit taisee bikh khaatee.
taisaa maan taisaa abhimaan.
taisaa rank taisaa raajaan.
jo vartaa-ay saa-ee jugat.
naanak oh purakh kahee-ai jeevan mukat. ||7||
Guru Pancham Patshah Ji has with utter kindness given this divine wisdom for us to understand the meaning of the Shabad Jivan Mukt. A Jivan Mukt is an Apras.
In fact a Jivan Mukt is the one who has won over Maya and have relieved himself from the shackles of Maya. Jivan Mukti is Mukti from Maya. A Jivan Mukt is a Puran Brahmgiani who is beyond the three aspects of Maya. They have become an inseparable part of the Nirgun Saroop. They have merged in the Nirgun Saroop. There remains no difference between God and and Apras.
A Jivan Mukt obeys the Hukam of Akal Purakh. The soul which lives by the Hukam of Akal Purakh, all his senses are directly under the Puran Hukam of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar. All of his deeds, Karams, are SAT KARAMS. He is always absorbed in the Amrit, the Nirgun Saroop param Jyot Puran parkash.
The soul is recognized in the Dargah as a Jivan Mukt when it :-
· has unconditional love for Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar has reached such an eternal height that it sees and recognizes only the Hukam of Almighty.
· has completely delineated from its own wisdom.
· has adopted the complete divine wisdom, the wisdom of the Gur and Guru.
· resides under the complete Hukam of Akal Purakh every moment of its existence in this world.
· has reached such levels of eternal blessings that it is at the stage of Sach Khand.
At the stage of Sach Khand there is nothing but just the complete truth. The complete silence and Param Jyot Puran Parkash is all that is present. Such a soul has become completely truthful and by virtue of being so, has merged in Akal Purakh and achieved the Param Padvi.
Jivan Mukt is such a soul :-
· for whom there is no difference in worldly sorrows and happiness,
· which can’t be distracted by worldly comforts and discomforts,
· which is beyond the effects of the Maya,
· which can’t be distracted by the Maya,
· which has conquered over Maya,
· which is served by the Maya and by the Panj Doots,
· who has no desires,
· is always in the state of highest spiritual and eternal blessings
· which is always in a state of full and complete balance
· which is always in full and complete eternal and spiritual internal happiness,
· always remain one with Almighty and
· can’t be separated from the Almighty.
For such a highly eternally and spiritually blessed soul that is Jivan Mukt, there is :-
· no difference between gold and soil for,
· no greed for any kind of things
· no five vices – Panj Doots,
· no difference between Amrit and Poison for him,
· no respect and disrespect for him,
· there is no Haumai
· such a high level of humbleness inside him that no word of disrespect, Nindya, slander can distract him
· constant Chad Di Kala, a complete state of eternal and spiritual blessings all the time,
· no distraction from words good or bad,
· only single vision – Ek Drisht, everybody is equal for him, there is no duality inside such a soul. For him all creations of the Creator are equally important. There remains no difference for him between a poor person and a king. Since he is a single vision, there is no duality inside. By virtue of this quality he becomes a friend of all and enemy of none, he is Nirvair.
The Jiwan Mukt soul becomes :-
· the owner of divine wisdom and spiritual powers.
· eternally blessed by Dhan Dhan Parbraham Parmesar and is authorized by Him to disseminate the Gurparsaadi Blessings to the others.
· the guiding light for others. He has completed His journey to Sach Khand, Dargah of Dhan Dhan Akal Purakh with the Gurparsadi Gurkirpa. He knows the way to do it.
· the deliverer of the Truth.
· a Guru for others to show them this path of Jivan Mukti and to help them achieve it as well.
· Puran Sant Satguru, a Puran Brahmgiani.
· the custodian of Gurparsadi Gurkirpa, Prabh Jyot, Gurparsadi Naam – Satnaam.
The bottom line is that when a person is given the Gur Parsaad of Jivan Mukti, salvation, then everything appears to be a Maya Khel, a Jagat Tamasha and nothing else.
paarbarahm kay saglay thaa-o.
jit jit ghar raakhai taisaa tin naa-o.
aapay karan karaavan jog.
parabh bhaavai so-ee fun hog.
pasri-o aap ho-ay anat tarang.
lakhay na jaahi paarbarahm kay rang.
jaisee mat day-ay taisaa pargaas.
paarbarahm kartaa abinaas.
sadaa sadaa sadaa da-i-aal.
simar simar naanak bha-ay nihaal. ||8||9||
Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar is Omni Present. This means He is everywhere, that there is absolutely no place without His presence. It means we are under constant vigilance of Dhan Dhan Param Pita Paar Braham Parmesar Ji. Due to His infinite super powers, Sarabh Kala Bharpoor, He is present everywhere and keeps us all under His continuous vigilance. Our deeds are being constantly watched by Him. We can’t hide anything from Him. And according to His divine laws whatever we sow today in terms of our deeds so shall we reap in terms of the rewards in the future. All of our sorrows, pains or sufferings are a result of our own deeds in the past. Whatever the state our life is intoday is a result of our own doings in the past. If we have success and happiness in our life, it is because of our good deeds in the past lives. If we have problems, pains and sorrows, sickness or troubles in our current life then that is a result of our misdeeds in the past or previous lives.
In order to make our future happier and pain free, sufferings free, trouble free, healthy and happy we should watch our own deeds at the present time. We need to ensure that our performance is truthful in the present and we are conducting ourselves in a truthful manner. This will make all of our Karams into Sato Karams. Then for sure, according to the divine law of Karma, we will be rewarded for our good deeds and our life will be happy and trouble free, pain free, sufferings free and smooth and nice.
The performance of Sato Karams will eventually bring us to a level where we will be eternally blessed by Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar with the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Puran Bandgi and Seva. We will be able to achieve the objective of this human life, salvation, Jivan Mukti. Meaning mukti from Maya, winning over Maya and going beyond the three attributes of Maya.
We should all understand very clearly that there is only one Doer and He is Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Himself. Whatever happens with all of us is His will and nothing else. Everything happens in His Hukam, nothing happens outside the Hukam. If we understand this thing and take this Brahmgian, divine wisdom, inside our Hirda then our ego, Ahankaar will vanish.
There is nothing under our control, everything is commanded and controlled by God Himself, whatever pleases Him that happens. From the beginning to now and for all ages to come only eternal truth prevails, Maya doesn’t prevail, only God prevails. His Naam prevails. Ik Oankaar Satnaam prevails. Everything else has either perished or is perishable and in future it will perish. Except for God, everything else is prone to change and changes with time. There is a definite effect of time on everything else and eventually everything else vanishes and doesn’t prevail. But God, Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar is nonperishable, always stable, self created, self supported, beyond the effect of time and remains the same forever.
The infinite superpowers of Nirgun Saroop Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar can’t be described. Nobody has ever been able to measure the nature and super powers of God and nobody can do so. Basically God is infinite and immeasurable. There are no limiting dimensions of Mansarovar. There is no depth to Mansarovar. We can only get a glimpse of the depth of the Mansarovar if we are fortunate to get the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Puran Bandgi and Seva.
Our understanding of the divinity and divine wisdom depends upon our own Karni. Those who concentrate on the sato Karams and those who keep on accumulating the sato karams eventually become fortunate to get the Gur Kirpa and Gur Parsaad of Naam, Puran Bandgi and Seva and make their life sublime by achieving salvation. But, those who are always engaged in the rajo and tamo karams remain deprived of the Gur Kirpa and Gur Parsaad and keep on reincarnating through the birth and death. They go through this cycle for an indefinite period of time until by His eternal grace they start to participate in the SATO Karams. They start building an account of sato karams and move towards the next stage of getting the Gur Parsaad.
The level of our divine wisdom is governed by our participation in the sato karams. The higher the number of sato karams will keep on moving us to better and better spiritual levels. Eventually we receive the Gur Parsaad. Further accumulation of the sato karams means more and more detachment from Maya and more and more attachment with God. When we do cross the line where God is pleased with our Karni, He pulls us out and gives us the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Puran Bandgi and Seva. This leads us on the path to Sach Khand and eventually makes us an Apras.
God is very kind, we can’t even imagine how kind He is towards us. He keeps on giving us chance after chance to unite with Him and get relieved of the cycle of life and death. So we should all keep our focus on the sato karams and keep on working for getting the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Puran Bandgi and Seva. Firmly believe that He is very kind. When we show our unconditional devotional love for Him, when we completely surrender to Him with Tun, Munn and Dhan with full belief and commitment, faith and trust, devotion and love, then He takes care of us. He takes us in His lap and blesses us with an everlasting eternal happiness. He gives us a place in His Dargah.