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    Going across Bhavsagar

    When the child at the time of birth comes out of the mother’s womb, the connection between the mind and the Creator at the umbilicus center gets severed. This end is called mool (the root). This forms one shore of the Bhavsagar. Gurbani says: mUl duAwrY bMiDAw bMDu ] At the root, the shore of Bhavsagar is controlled (like a dam). (SGGS 1159) The other shore of bhavsagar is located between the eyes (where there is an edge of sehaj sunn); the flow of vital air (pawan) keeps changing. On opening of the nine doors and vital air entering in through mouth. The mind then merges with the air. This spot forms the other shore of the Bhavsagar. shj guPw mih Awsxu bwiDAw ] After crossing the Bhavsagar, the mind sits in the cave of celestial bliss. (SGGS 370) The space between Dharan (belly button) and upper end of the Sukhmana channel is called Bhavsagar. duhw isirAw kw Awip suAwmI ] KylY ibgsY AMqrjwmI ] He Himself is the Master of both ends (Bhavsagar). He plays and He enjoys; He is the Inner-knower, of hearts. (SGGS 277) The Supreme Father maintains His subtle spiritual connection and union with the mind through the vital breath. So we have to engage in Waheguru (Guru’s shabad) Simran completely attuning and absorbing our consciousness in the vital air. Inhaling we have to chant ‘Wahe’ and listen attentively to the sound produced (dhun). When exhaling, chant ‘Guru’and listen to the sound with focused awareness. Thus chanting Gurmantra when inhaling and exhaling, wall of falsehood (between the mind and the supreme soul) will be demolished and the mind will cross over to the fourth dimension. (Chautha paad) Thus crossing the ocean of worldly desires, ambitions and craving (Bhavsagar). Rom Rom Simran: Consciousness manifests in every cell of the human body. It is this consciousness that yums (the minions of death) snatch out at the time of death. This results in agonizing pain. To escape this agony all manmukhs pray for mercy. But to escape Yums noose, we have to do rom rom Simran; so that, we can master the technique of withdrawing our consciousness from our cells and bring it back at will. In this way we can freely go to and come back from our Nij ghar (The Tenth Door, home of mind). This Simran (rom, rom Simran) is done only after one has become an adept in swaas, giraas technique (inhale, exhale method). In this method when surat (consciousness) has become attuned to the Shabad, breathing is briefly held and the sound of Gurmantra (Waheguru) is synchronized with the heartbeat. This will cause every cell to vibrate and resonate with the beat of the sound current of Gurmantra synchronized with the heartbeat. Gradually, every thing that one will come in contact with will seem to be chanting ‘Waheguru, Waheguru’in spontaneous and continuous stream of divine sound. This method of Simran is called ‘rom, rom simran.’ about this Gurbani says: gurmuiK roim roim hir iDAwvY The Gurmukh meditates on the Lord with every cell of his body. (SGGS 941) roim roim rivAw hir nwmu The Lord's Naam permeates each and every cell. (SGGS 1144)
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    Anand Sahib Pauri – 2 Ay man mayri-aa too sadaa rahu har naalay. Har naal rahu too man mayray dookh sabh visaarnaa. Angeekaar oh karay tayraa kaaraj sabh savaarnaa. Sabhnaa galaa samrath su-aamee so ki-o manhu visaaray. Kahai naanak man mayray sadaa rahu har naalay. ||2|| (Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji 917) Bandagi (submission before God) of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar (Truth, the Transcendent Lord and Creator of the Universe) is nothing but an act of emending one’s mind. By emending one’s mind is meant achieving victory over mind. By emending one’s mind is meant calming the mind. By emending one’s mind is meant to decimate the mind, to eradicate the mind, to transform the mind into Param Jyot (the divine light; soul; God Himself), to manifest Param Jyot in the mind. By emending one’s mind is meant the end of Manmat (state of being dictated by one’s mind; temptations), and the enlightenment of Gurmat (Gur’s wisdom, or God’s wisdom). By emending one’s mind is meant every deed of the human being taking place in accordance with Gurmat. By emending one’s mind is meant achieving victory over Maya (the worldly temptations; all physical perceptions are nothing but illusions created by Maya). By emending one’s mind is meant vanquishing lust, anger, greed, worldly attachments and pride, and extinguishing one’s Trishna (worldly desires). By emending one’s mind is meant obtaining Darshan (vision through our inner, spiritual eye) of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar. By emending one’s mind is meant acquiring Puran Braham Gyan (perfect divine wisdom), Tat Gyan (divine knowledge; understanding of the divine ways) and Atam Ras Amrit (the highest form or the essence of Amrit; eternal bliss). By emending one’s mind is meant: attainment of Sehaj Samadhi (continual state of Samadhi – deep trance-like state, where there is no thought, nothing except pure consciousness – awake or asleep), attainment of Atal Awastha (the state of unshakable faith), attainment of Param Pad (the highest spiritual status), attainment of Sat Chit Anand (bliss of being in consciousness of Truth, the highest consciousness; eternal happiness), finding of “Sat” Guru (Sat is Eternal Truth – God Himself, and Guru means teacher and mentor; by “Sat” Guru is implied one who has accomplished Bandagi and attained Jeevan Mukti, and is divinely ordained to lead us on the path of Bandagi and Jeevan Mukti). It is this supremely powerful Katha (discourse) of cleansing one’s mind that SatGuru incarnate the blessed Amardas Ji (SatGuru the third Patshah Ji) has revealed in this Pauri (verse). A human mind is never quiet. A human mind chatters incessantly. That is, ideas and thoughts never cease to appear in the human mind. There is a constant stream of ideas in the human mind. It is these constantly appearing ideas in the human mind that take the shape of human deeds. The ideas and thoughts appearing in the human mind are of both good and bad nature. The good thoughts and ideas in one’s mind inspire the human being to engage in good deeds. The bad ideas appearing in one’s mind motivate the human being to indulge in evil acts. Everything taking place in everyday life of a human being occurs based upon these good and bad ideas. Often there is a mighty tempest brewing in this ocean of ideas. If it is the tempest of evil ideas, it leads the mind into distress. The sole reason behind distresses in the daily life of a human being is the tempest of evil ideas. The mind of a common person is slave to Maya. The chariot of the mind of a common person is driven by the five horses: lust, anger, greed, attachments and pride, and the reins of these five horses are held by Trishna. The destructive forces of Maya – the ever-blazing Trishna and the lust, anger, greed, attachments and pride – reside within body of the human being. The highly destructive force of Trishna abiding within the human being is the root cause of one’s sufferings, distresses, pains and troubles. In order to satisfy one’s Trishna a human being is compelled to act under the influence of lust, anger, greed, attachments and pride. Maya, in the garb of Trishna, keeps the human mind ever-occupied in plotting ways to satisfy one’s Trishna. In this state, the ideas that gain strength are the ones which become the cause of human deeds, and this is how a human being shapes one’s ideas into deeds. The entire world is ablaze in this destructive inferno of Trishna. As a human being fulfils one desire, ten more materialize. But all that a human being receives is what is written in one’s destiny. When a human being satisfies a desire, he or she is happy for a while. But when the human being is unable to fulfil one’s desires, he or she is mentally stressed and this mental tension turns into mental ailments. Gradually these mental ailments develop into physical maladies and cause the human body to decay. GurBani reveals this supremely essential truth: Tarisnaa agan jalai sansaaraa. (Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji 1044) When a human being acts under the influence of lust, anger, greed, attachments and pride (Panj Dhoots; the five thieves) in order to satisfy one’s Trishna, all such deeds performed by him or her are Asat Karam (untruthful deeds; deeds against Sat). Panj Dhoots are the highly destructive forces of Maya that make their home within the human body itself. This is why GurBani refers to lust, anger, greed, attachments and pride as Chandaals (lowlifes; villains): Panch chandaal naalay lai aa-i-aa. ||4|| (Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji 1348) Kaam krodh tan vaseh chandaal. (Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji 24) Kaam krodh kaa-i-aa ka-o gaalai. Ji-o kanchan sohaagaa dhaalai. (Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji 932) Chandaal denotes a form of these highly destructive forces making their home in the human body. Lust implies that, when a human being (man or woman) seeks gratification outside marital bonds, he or she falls prey to Chandaal of lust. (Dass – the narrator – speaks from his own experience with Sangat – i.e. congregation; gathering of the followers – that this deadly Chandaal of lust afflicts everybody tremendously, from the children of small ages to the married and unmarried young girls and young boys, the middle-aged men and women and even older men and women. The unmarried young and the children of today are under mighty influence of this Chandaal of lust. The problem of lust among unwed children is a serious issue. Therefore it is very essential to disseminate this Puran Braham Gyan about Chandaal of lust. Chandaal of lust resides in the genitalia parts of the human body. Chandaal of anger resides in the stomach of the human being. Chandaals of greed and attachments reside in the chest of the human being. Chandaal of pride is the most destructive of all – it makes its home in the head of the human being. All these five Chandaals keep the human body in their complete hold, and thus busy themselves in the destruction of the entire human body. The assaults by all these Chandaals leave a very deep and disastrous impact upon the human mind and brain. The surprising part is that the human being remains unaware of the disastrous attacks of these five Chandaals. When Chandaal of lust overpowers the human being, part of the human body that belongs to the sexual organs sears in the flame of lust. If a human being repeatedly falls prey to Chandaal of lust, this deadly flame of lust leaves a disastrous impact upon the human mind, upon the sexual organs and upon all other related parts of the body. As one gets more and more trapped in the clutches of Chandaal of lust, the human being descends deeper in mental stress. Gradually this mental stress takes the form of a dangerous mental ailment. This mental ailment has a disastrous effect upon the sexual organs in the human body, because of which these and the other parts of the body begin to fall prey to diseases. Gradually these diseases at times take a dangerous turn, and result even in death of the human being. (Fatal diseases like Cancer and Syphilis are the gifts by Chandaal of lust). This is how the intoxication by (Chandaal of) lust afflicts a human being with diseases, and these diseases cause the human body to decay. Therefore when a human being acts under the directions of Chandaal of lust, such deeds turn out to be Asat Karams because, at such times, Chandaal of lust takes the role of Guru (teacher and mentor) of the human being. Therefore do not allow Chandaal of lust to be your Guru; always keep “Sat” as your Guru. With the finding of “Sat” Guru, a human being receives GurParsaad (eternal bliss and eternal grace) of SatNaam Simran (meditation upon SatNaam – Truth as a manifestation of the Name of God). One effective means of protecting oneself from this destructive disease of lust is that – outside one’s marital bonds – a man must regard all women as a daughter, sister or mother, and a woman must regard all men as a son, brother or father. With SatNaam Simran and such similar conduct, a human being will cease to get evil ideas in one’s mind under the influence of Chandaal of lust, and gradually the mind will overcome this destructive Dhoot of lust and be transformed into Jati (one with control over lust; one who restrains his power of procreation; one who has taken a vow of celibacy). With SatNaam Simran, a human being comes to possess that GurParsaadi (graced by God and Guru) supreme power which makes a human being conscious of Chandaal of lust. The human being gets the understanding of the conduct of Chandaal of lust. With Gur Parsaad of SatNaam Simran, a human being acquires the supreme power with which to battle with Chandaal of lust, and to defeat this highly destructive Dhoot. Thus when a human being engages in Asat Karams, “Asat” (not Sat) assumes the role of one’s Guru. That is, when a human being acts under the influence of lust in order to satisfy one’s Trishna of lust, at such time lust is acting as one’s Guru. Kaam krodh tan vaseh chandaal. (Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji 24) Antar krodh chandaal so ha-umai. (Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji 1042-1043) Man meh krodh mahaa ahankaaraa. (Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji 1348) When a human being, influenced by anger, becomes angry at oneself or at others, at such times anger is acting as one’s Guru. A human being gets angry when one’s pride is hurt. A human being is slave to one’s ego, and one gets angry in order to assuage Trishna of pride. But the foolish human being does not realize that anger is Chandaal, and this Chandaal in the form of anger does nothing but singe one’s own body and mind. Anger is a great enemy of the human being. The enmity of anger sometimes besieges a human being for a long duration of time. Anger leaves a prolonged and destructive impact on the human body and mind. At times the destructive impact of anger turns into a lifelong hostility, and the human being sears in the fire of Chandaal of anger all one’s life. The cause of all the tragedies that have taken place in the world is nothing but pride and anger. Hostilities between the human beings, antagonism between brothers, all domestic strife are caused by nothing but pride and anger. This is why pride is called as a serious malady, and anger is termed as Chandaal in Gurbani. Thus the steeds of pride and anger propel the human mind towards destructive tendencies, and make a human being commit Asat Karams under the influence of pride and anger. When a human being leans upon Chandaal of anger in order to satisfy the disastrous passion of ego, at such times both these deadly Dhoots of Maya are acting as one’s Gurus. Chandaal of anger resides in the stomach of the human being, and Chandaal of pride resides in one’s head. Thus when a human being, in order to quench the passion of Chandaal of pride, is compelled to depend upon Chandaal of anger, these Chandaals leave a highly destructive impact upon the human body. The human mind and all parts of the body sear in the fire of Chandaal of anger, and thus both mind and body of the human being fall prey to ailments. These disastrous ailments cause the human body to decay. The human body falls prey to fatal diseases. This is the sole reason that the humankind today is besieged by such dangerous and deadly diseases. All the deeds committed under the influence of Chandaals of pride and anger are Asat Karams. When a human being commits Asat Karams under the influence of Chandaals of pride and anger, at such time the human being follows Chandaals of pride and anger as one’s Gurus. Therefore do not let Chandaals of pride and anger to assume the role of your Gurus and adopt “Sat” as your Guru, with whose immense divine and sacred supreme power a human being can vanquish Chandaals of pride and anger and attain Jeevan Mukti (deliverance from the cycle of births-and-deaths; salvation). Practise modesty in your life. Practice humbleness of Hirda (literally meaning heart, Hirda actually denotes one of the seven Sat Sarovars, and is more a part of our spiritual being than of our physical body) in your life. Humbleness of Hirda and extreme modesty destroys the greatly disastrous Chandaal of pride and rids a human being of the grave disease of ego. The exercise of modesty, humbleness of Hirda and humility in one’s life are the weapons that annihilate Chandaal of pride nesting in one’s head. Since pride and anger of a human being are complementary to each other, destruction of Chandaal of pride also results in the destruction of Chandaal of anger lodged in one’s stomach. Practice Simran of SatNaam in your life. By Simran of SatNaam a human being acquires the wisdom of exercising modesty, humility and humbleness of Hirda in one’s life, as well as achieves the power to wield this divine and sacred weapon in one’s everyday life. With SatNaam Simran the supreme power of GurParsaad materializes in the life of a human being, by which he or she exercises modesty, humility and humbleness of Hirda in one’s life, crushes the head of Chandaal of pride and vanquishes this disastrous Chandaal. Exercise of modesty, humility and humbleness of Hirda in one’s life alone bears the supreme power that brings a human being to the doorsteps of Dargah (Divine Court). Chandaal of greed and Chandaal of attachments reside in the chest of the human being. Greed denotes accumulation of wealth and riches through Asat Karams in order to satisfy one’s Trishna. Greed denotes lack of Sat Santokh (divine contentedness; state of humility and absence of desires) in one’s Dassan Nahuwan Di Kamai (earnings from the ten nails of the hand, i.e., hard-earned money), and amassing of wealth by committing Asat Karams. Indulging in bribe-taking, cheating, stealing, extortion, abuse of one’s position, exploitation, profiteering and wrongful religious preaching etc. in order to gather wealth are all Asat Karams and make a human being prey to Chandaal of greed. There is nothing wrong in accumulation of wealth. But when the human being accumulates wealth as a slave to Chandaal of greed, it results into Asat Karam; which in due course become the cause of one’s suffering, distress and troubles. As a human being gathers wealth by committing Asat Karams, one begins to crave more and more after accumulation of riches. Accumulation of wealth by easy means, without any hard-work, never satisfies one’s Trishna, but only makes it stronger. The wealth and assets accumulated through Asat Karams work as a poison in the life of the human being. The riches earned from Asat Karams never bring a human being prosperity, rather such wealth and riches cause suffering, distress and troubles and make one’s life hell. The riches and assets accumulated by Asat Karams leave a deeply disastrous impact upon the human mind and body. Repeatedly indulging in Asat Karams under the influence of Chandaal of greed in order to accumulate wealth and riches, a human being loses one’s peace of mind and causes one’s body to fall prey to diseases. Thus continuing with collection of wealth through Asat Karams, the greed takes the form of a deadly mental ailment. A human being in the clutches of Chandaal of greed doesn’t realize when one’s Asat Karams committed under greed make one’s mind dangerously ill, and make one’s body fall prey to fatal diseases. When a human being commits Asat Karams under the influence of Chandaal of greed in order to gain wealth and riches, at such times “Chandaal of greed” is acting as one’s Guru. The question necessarily arises in the mind of a human being as to how one can get rid of Chandaal of greed. Chandaal of greed is vanquished with the divine weapon of Sat Santokh. Only by practising Sat Santokh in one’s life a human being destroys the seed of Trishna in one’s mind. Only Sat Santokh carries the supreme power that crushes the head of Chandaal of greed, and calms the mind of a human being. A human being acquires Sat Santokh in one’s life by the grace of SatGuru. Only by finding “Sat” Guru a human being comes to acquire GurPrasad of SatNaam Simran and Simran. Only by SatNaam Simran a human being realizes the means to get rid of Chandaal of greed, and he or she absorbs one’s Birti (consciousness; tendencies) into Sat Karams. Only by SatNaam Simran a human being comes to have faith in one’s Dassan Nahuwan Di Kamai, and realizes Santokh (satisfaction) in one’s mind. Only by SatNaam Simran and by dedicating Dassvandh (one-tenth) of one’s earnings at the feet of Satguru a human being’s mind attains Sat Santokh. The earnings from where Dassvandh is drawn and dedicated at Satguru’d feet bring enormous prosperity, and the human being never is in any want. Therefore do not let greed be your Guru and adopt “Sat” as your Guru so that your mind acquires lasting peace. The highly destructive power of Chandaal of attachments dwells in the chest of the human being. Only by realizing and accepting this supremely essential truth – as to how the deadly power of Chandaal of attachments operates in one’s daily life and how it turns one’s domestic life into hell – will a human being will lead a happy domestic life. Every common person living upon earth spends every moment of one’s life in the fear and worry of losing one thing or another. Every human being is worried about one’s family bonds and fears about them breaking or going sour. A human being doesn’t even trust one’s own kin. A husband and wife are tormented by the fear of losing each-other, or of souring of their relationship. Lack of trust in each-other in even as sacred a bond as the husband-wife’s is what turns life into hell. The husband regards wife with suspicion and the wife is always in the fear of losing the husband. The parents are always worried about relationships with their sons and daughters. The parents don’t have trust in their own sons and daughters, and fear of their relationships with their children turning sour. The fear of whether they will be cared after by their sons and daughters in their old age makes a human being unhappy in life. After marrying their son, the parents are troubled by the fear of their daughter-in-law keeping their son away from them. After marrying one’s daughter, the worry about her husband and the fear of the daughter’s relationship with her husband going sour keeps one forever worried about the future of one’s daughter. Once the sons and daughters are married, the person is besieged by worries of one’s grandsons and granddaughters. The education and the future of one’s grandsons and granddaughters keeps a human being forever worried. Sons and daughters do not trust their parents. Sons and daughters keep worrying about the relationships with their parents turning sour. Similar are the cases of stress among brothers and sisters for lack of trust amongst each-other, and the fear of their relationships turning sour. Moreover, a human being constantly worries about one’s livelihood. The fear of loss in business, worries of jobs and promotions, fear of loss of wealth, fear of loss of worldly objects and possessions, fear and worry about lack of money in one’s old age etc. keep the life of a human being filled with worries and fear. Thus the sole cause of constant worry and fear of a human being is nothing but Chandaal of attachments. It is the nature of Chandaal of attachments to constantly besiege a human being with worries and fear. The attachment with worldly relations and objects is the sole vocation of Chandaal of attachments. The worry and fear of loss (because of Chandaal of attachments) of all that is perishable and all that is transitory makes the life of the human being hell. A human being destroys one’s life in such worries and fear, and till the last moments one doesn’t realize that one’s life has been wasted away because of Chandaal of attachments. Chandaal of attachments chases a human being not only during one’s lifetime, but also after one is dead. In one’s last moments the state of the human being’s mind under the influence of Chandaal of attachments makes a profound and disastrous impact upon one’s rebirth. The human being who worries about wealth in one’s last moments gets reborn in the species of serpents. A man who lusts after women in his last moments is reborn as a prostitute. A human being worrying about one’s sons and daughters in last moments is born as a pig in one’s next birth. The human being who is worried about one’s worldly possessions in one’s last moments receives the deadliest and most-terrifying of all sentences – he or she is made to live as a ghost. The life as a ghost is the most painful of all lifetimes, and lasts a very long time (thousands of years). In one’s lifetime as a ghost one is made to pass through immensely terrifying punishments. As a ghost the human being suffers unimaginable punishments. The story of the life of ghost makes a painful and dreadful reading. For food one has to eat the bones of dead animals, excreta of humans and animals, ashes of the dead bodies etc. For abode one hangs from trees, or stays at graveyards, or dwells in such places as old and deserted ruins, old funeral sites and wild desolate forests. The souls sentenced to pass through the species of ghost are forbidden to enter a Sat Sangat (congregation in the company of Sat, or those who have attained salvation and transformed themselves into Sat). They are cursed to be set afire if, even unwittingly, they go near the Sangat of a Sant (saint). The ghosts are unable to withstand the radiance of Sants the great-beings. Such ghosts and spirits number in tens of millions and they are engaged in spreading Kur (falsehood) in the whole world. The areas haunted by the ghosts, or the places where they used to live as human beings, fall prey to their destructive deeds. Making the human beings who live at such places victims of their destructive powers, they make the lives of these human beings hell. They even prey upon the people belonging to the families where they were born in their previous lives. They go to the extent of taking the lives of their own brothers and sisters, sons and daughters and grandsons and granddaughters. They sow seeds of discord among their previous families and turn the lives of those families into hell. Such is the terrible end that awaits those who die while ensnared in the clutches of this Chandaal of attachments. The blessed Bhagat Trilochan Ji (a saint; author of 4 Shabads in GurBani) has revealed this supreme truth in this supremely powerful Salok (verse) of his Bani (in GurBani): Ant kaal jo lachhmee simrai aisee chintaa meh jay marai. Sarap jon val val a-utarai. ||1|| Aree baa-ee gobid naam mat beesrai. Rahaa-o. Ant kaal jo istaree simrai aisee chintaa meh jay marai. Baysvaa jon val val a-utarai. ||2|| Ant kaal jo larhikay simrai aisee chintaa meh jay marai. Sookar jon val val a-utarai. ||3|| Ant kaal jo mandar simrai aisee chintaa meh jay marai. Parayt jon val val a-utarai. ||4|| Ant kaal naaraa-in simrai aisee chintaa meh jay marai. Badat tilochan tay nar muktaa peetambar vaa kay ridai basai. ||5||2|| (Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji 526) The human being who, in one’s last moments, engrosses oneself in Naam Simran of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar attains Param Gat (supreme state; deliverance). But the problem arises that a common person who is steeped in the slavery of lust, anger, greed, attachments and pride and whose Trishna remains unsatisfied, how and why such a person will remember Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar in one’s last moments, when one’s Surat (consciousness; mind) remains embedded in the worldly object. Therefore only such a human being remembers Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar whose Hirda is enlightened by SatNaam. Only such a human being who is immersed in Bhagati of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar doesn’t forget SatNaam in one’s last moments by the grace of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar, and only such a human being attains Param Gat. Such is the sorrowful tale of the destructive powers of mind, which make a human being defenceless and helpless. The human being, who comes to grasp this story of mind and Maya, is able to turn one’s Birti towards Sat Karams. When the human mind is submerged in Trishna and in the slavery of the five Chandaals, then the mind itself is transformed into Maya and, merging itself with these destructive forms of Maya, destroys the life of the human being. When the human mind practises Sat by immersing in Bandagi of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar, then by GurParsaadi GurKirpa (divine benevolence with His grace) the human being accomplishes Bandagi, is forever assimilated in Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar, is transformed into Jyot (the divine light) and forever takes the form of Sat Chit Anand. Thus when a human being adopts Trishna and the five Chandaals (lust, anger, greed, attachments and pride) as one’s Guru, he or she wastes away one’s life in the entanglements of these destructive forms of Maya; and when a human being adopts “Sat” as Guru, then he or she engages oneself in Sat Karams, finds “Sat” Guru, transforms oneself into Sat Roop (Sat in human form), transforms oneself into Anand Roop (form of Sat Chit Anand; divine bliss in human form) and is forever absorbed in Sat. When the human mind thinks of one’s body, made out of the five-elements, as being everything, and is engrossed in one’s body alone, then such a human being wastes away one’s life in serving and in caring after this form of Maya. Such a human being becomes prey to the five Chandaals (lust, anger, greed, attachments and pride) in order to satisfy one’s Trishna, and squanders one’s life. But a human being who achieves victory over mind, i.e. achieves victory over the five Chandaals (lust, anger, greed, attachments and pride) and quenches one’s Trishna, his or her mind assumes the form of Param Jyot and attains lasting happiness. Such a human being acquires Puran Braham Gyan, Puran Tat Gyan and Atam Ras Amrit. This supremely essential truth is revealed by the blessed Sant Kabir Patshah Ji (Sant Kabir Das Ji) in his following supreme Sat Bachans (words of truth; divine words): Ih man saktee ih man see-o. Ih man panch tat ko jee-o. Ih man lay ja-o unman rahai. Ta-o teen lok kee baatai kahai. ||33|| (Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji 342) By accumulating Sat Karams, a human being finds “Sat” Guru. By surrendering one’s body, mind and worldly possessions at the feet of “Sat” Guru, the human being receives GurParsaad and begins one’s Bandagi. By Bandagi is meant that SatNaam is firmly established in one’s Surat, and the human being acquires Suhaag (acceptance in Dargah as a devotee). The human being attains Samadhi (deep trance-like state, where there is no thought, nothing except pure consciousness). During Samadhi, when the human being abides in prolonged SatNaam Simran, all his or her Bajjar Kapaats (divine doors that – once opened –channel Amrit into the body and establish connection between human being and Akaal Purakh) are opened up. He or she attains Sunn Samadhi (silent, deep meditation; a state free of thoughts, free even from the effects of time and space). By practising SatNaam while in Sunn Samadhi, the mind of the human being is thoroughly cleansed. SatNaam permeates every cell of the body. The entire body is suffused in Amrit (our essence or the life-element; the divine energy). Hirda attains Puran Sachyari Rehat (total compliance with Sat). Trishna is extinguished. By vanquishing Chandaals of lust, anger, greed, attachments and pride, the mind is transformed into Param Jyot, and thus the human mind achieves victory over Maya, arrives at Chautha Pad (fourth state; a state beyond the three aspects of Maya) and obtains Darshan of Akaal Purakh (Immortal Being; God). The human being obtains Darshan of Nirgun in Sargun (the two parts of Akaal Purakh; Nirgun represents God beyond the Trigun Maya, observed only through one’s spiritual eye, and Sargun is the divine power present in every creation and sustaining it. Seeing Nirgun in Sargun describes the state where one realizes that all physical creations are part of Sargun, but are created and run by Nirgun – this realization is the Puran Braham Gyan and Puran Tat Gyan). The human being attains Puran Braham Gyan. The human being attains Atam Ras Amrit. Thus when Bandagi of a human being is accomplished and is approved in Dargah and the human being attains Jeevan Mukti, then that human being achieves victory over mind and achieves victory over the entire world, which is nothing but Maya. In this state, the mind of the human being is transformed into Param Jyot, and one’s own existence is effaced. Not even for a moment is Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar out of one’s mind. Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar manifests Himself in the form of Pargateyo Jyot (a manifested divine light; a soul that becomes the pure divine light of God Himself) in Hirda of the human being. After this, the human being sees nothing but Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar in all nature and in all creatures. The blessed SatGuru incarnate Amardas Ji bestows upon the entire humanity the wisdom to make Ardas (humble prayer) for attaining such a supremely powerful state. Do make Ardas that we find “Sat” Guru, so that we are able to transform our mind into Param Jyot and forever absorb it in the feet of Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar. When this Ardas of ours is granted and we have found “Sat” Guru, we shall be freed of the bonds of births-and-deaths, which is the biggest agony for all creatures in all species. With Jeevan Mukti, a human being puts an end to all one’s sufferings, distresses and problems. Only when one conquers Maya, Maya turns into one’s servant. As long as the human being is slave to Maya, and is ruled by the bonds of Karma (destiny determined by one’s good and bad deeds), one will receive and accomplish only that which is written in one’s destiny in accordance with one’s past deeds. When one conquers Maya, the bonds of Karma are broken and this marks the real birth of the human being. When the human being attains Jeevan Mukti, it is at this point that the life of the human being really begins. There is no end to one’s sufferings and distresses while one is in the slavery of Trishna and the five Chandaals, but when Trishna is extinguished and the five Chandaals are vanquished, there is no end to bliss in the life of the human being. When Maya lands at the feet of the human being, all one’s endeavours are successfully accomplished. When the human being conquers Maya, transcends beyond Trigun Maya (Maya of the three attributes: Sato – the goodness viz. charity, compassion and contentment; Rajo – the desires viz. hopes, expectations and yearnings; and Tamo – the vices viz. lust, anger, greed, attachments and pride), arrives at Chautha Pad and becomes one with Nirgun Saroop of Akaal Purakh, then Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar Himself facilitates every endeavour of the human being. The biggest endeavour of the human being is achieving triumph over Maya and attaining Jeevan Mukti, and when this endeavour is successful, the rest of the endeavours are automatically accomplished. When the human being is turned indistinguishable from Sarab Kalaa Samarth (proficient with all crafts and competencies) Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar, then nothing more is left to be achieved and everything has been successfully accomplished. In this state, Sat PaarBraham Parmeshar is never, not even for a moment, out of the human being’s mind. Every cell of the human being’s body is absorbed in Simran, and one’s entire body is suffused and radiant with Amrit.
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    I never thought of lava in this way. Thanks for posing
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    Saw this online today on social media and i was really happy reading this article as it is really rare to hear about such gurmukhs in todays kalyug http://dailysikhupdates.com/man-does-entire-akhand-paath-in-one-sitting-48-hours/?fbclid=IwAR2xIKvKbDt2HdrKYcjpF5Id_9rKGwjZ5YrRsYvGzVYwoQDF_ojmY4ul3Z4
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