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Priceless, Divine Diamonds - IX

Sriman Sant Isher Singh Ji Maharaj Rara Sahib Wale


41. 39th Death Anniversary of Sri Gurdev Ji Maharaj (21-1-66)

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ਕਬੀਰ ਜਿਸੁ ਮਰਨੇ ਤੇ ਜਗੁ ਡਰੈ ਮੇਰੇ ਮਨਿ ਆਨੰਦੁ ॥

ਮਰਨੇ ਹੀ ਤੇ ਪਾਈਐ ਪੂਰਨੁ ਪਰਮਾਨੰਦੁ ॥੨੨॥

Kabeer, the world is afraid of death - that death fills my mind with bliss.

It is only by death that perfect, supreme bliss is obtained. ||22||

(Ang 1365, Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj)

ਸਲੋਕ ॥

Slok:

ਕਬੀਰਾ ਮਰਤਾ ਮਰਤਾ ਜਗੁ ਮੁਆ ਮਰਿ ਭਿ ਨ ਜਾਨੈ ਕੋਇ ॥

ਐਸੀ ਮਰਨੀ ਜੋ ਮਰੈ ਬਹੁਰਿ ਨ ਮਰਨਾ ਹੋਇ ॥੧॥

Kabeer, the world is dying - dying to death, but no one knows how to truly die.

Whoever dies, let him die such a death, that he does not have to die again. ||1||

ਮਃ ੩ ॥

Third Mehl:

ਕਿਆ ਜਾਣਾ ਕਿਵ ਮਰਹਗੇ ਕੈਸਾ ਮਰਣਾ ਹੋਇ ॥

ਜੇ ਕਰਿ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਮਨਹੁ ਨ ਵੀਸਰੈ ਤਾ ਸਹਿਲਾ ਮਰਣਾ ਹੋਇ ॥

What do I know? How will I die? What sort of death will it be?

If I do not forget the Lord Master from my mind, then my death will be easy.

ਮਰਣੈ ਤੇ ਜਗਤੁ ਡਰੈ ਜੀਵਿਆ ਲੋੜੈ ਸਭੁ ਕੋਇ ॥

ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦੀ ਜੀਵਤੁ ਮਰੈ ਹੁਕਮੈ ਬੂਝੈ ਸੋਇ ॥

The world is terrified of death; everyone longs to live.

By Guru's Grace, one who dies while yet alive, understands the Lord's Will.

ਨਾਨਕ ਐਸੀ ਮਰਨੀ ਜੋ ਮਰੈ ਤਾ ਸਦ ਜੀਵਣੁ ਹੋਇ ॥੨॥

O Nanak, one who dies such a death, lives forever. ||2||

(Ang 555, Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj)

A thought keeps coming back that makes (my) mind restless - Just when will that auspicious moment come when these breaths will finally depart this Panch Bhootak Sareer (body made of five elements - earth, fire, water, wind and sky) and achieve bodiless form. (I) have no knowledge when or how that time will eventually arrive, but (My) mind longs for that moment with intense desperation; a desperation that surpasses manifold the impatient wait and excitment of worldly people that are about to get married. Such is the intensity with which this mind yearns for its death. But:

''ਲੇਕਿਨ ਖ਼ੁਦਾ ਕੀ ਬਾਤੇਂ ਖ਼ੁਦਾ ਹੀ ਜਾਨੇ'

"Waheguru's Ways Waheguru only knows."

Water merges with Water

After a Brahmgyani's body has experienced his Prarbadha Karma (set of past karams that are allocated to be reaped in this lifetime), his consciousness merges with its complete and Absolute form. A pitcher of water floating in the Ocean remains a part of the Ocean. When the pitcher breakes, the apparent difference between the ocean and water stored in the pitcher ceases to exist; this is how a Brahmgyani exists in the Ocean. That Ocean is the Absolute totality, a non-dual entity that is formless, supreme bliss, thought-free. That is the only Saroop of Brahmgyani, nothing else.

ਭੀਖਾ ਬਾਤ ਅਗੰਮ ਕੀ, ਕਹਿਨ ਸੁਨਨ ਕੀ ਨਾਹਿ।

ਜੋ ਜਾਨੇ ਸੋ ਕਹੇ ਨਾ, ਕਹੇ ਸੁ ਜਾਨੇ ਨਾਹਿ।

Bheekan, concept of the Beyond cannot be told or heard.

Those who experience it cannot explain, and those who explain have not experienced it.

The entity called Atma is inaccessible; Neither bani nor the mind can reach that place. It is silent and thoughtfree.

This is Imperishable, Absolute Truth.

How then is it possible to describe in words that Atma when one is established in such avastha? It is like offering sweetmeats to a dumb person and asking about the taste.

ਹਰਿ ਗੁਨ ਕਹਤੇ ਕਹਨੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ ॥

ਜੈਸੇ ਗੂੰਗੇ ਕੀ ਮਿਠਿਆਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

The Glorious Praises of the Lord cannot be spoken by speaking.

They are like the sweet candies given to a mute. ||1||Pause||

42. Lack of Knowledge

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Lack of knowledge, duality, ignorance, maya, kudrat, godly miracles and mind, they are all different names of the same thing. Avidya (lack of knowledge) is when things appear totally different from actual reality. For instance, seeing snake instead of rope, or water instead of desert; snake or water do not really exist but appear real because of ignorance. Similarly, the whole world appears real because of this force of Maya.

Except 'ਓਅੰ', Oang, nothing was, is, or ever will be, but the force of ignorance shows us this world instead of the Brahm that actually exists instead. The instant this deceitful ignorance is destroyed with the power of Brahm Gyan or Knowledge of the Brahm, reality appears and only the formless, thoughtless, supreme bliss, unbound intelligence, non-dual entity that complete in itself remains.

॥ ਅਦ੍ਵੈਤੋਹੰ ॥

The droplet is water, pitcher is water, well is water, baoli is water, river is water, and ocean is also water. Similarly, everything, from the mind to the limitless sky, there is only the Atma, nothing else. Atma exists along with the five characteristics - Sky represents Atma's totality, wind represents conciousness, fire represents light, water represents universality and earth represents the absolute truth. The only thing that exists in this world is the Atma along with five elements, i.e., AtmaDev becomes world-roop with its traits. Therefore, everything around us is the formless, thoughtfree and absolute bliss Atma.

43. Universe is ignorance-roop and Atma is beyond conflicts

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This world and everything in it - the pains and the pleasures - are the products of ignorance, and are like Indra-Jaal (deadly trap). Why feel happy if wealth, fame, wife, sons, etc. increase with the power of illusion, and why feel sad when they are gone? It is only because of the illusionary force of ignorance that these objects appear to increase or decrease in capacity. Ignorance makes things appear totally different from the actual reality. Thus, the universe and millions of galaxies are nothing but a play of Waheguru's Maya that appears real because of the mind. On the contrary, Atma always resides in a state of thoughtlessness, in which there is absolutely no trace of desires. It is formless, inaccessible, it is the Absolute Truth that is always Smaadh-Roop.

ਨਹ ਕਿਛੁ ਜਨਮੈ ਨਹ ਕਿਛੁ ਮਰੈ ॥

ਆਪਨ ਚਲਿਤੁ ਆਪ ਹੀ ਕਰੈ ॥

Nothing is born, and nothing dies.

He Himself stages His own drama.

(Ang 281, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj)

ਆਵਨ ਜਾਨੁ ਇਕੁ ਖੇਲੁ ਬਨਾਇਆ ॥

ਆਗਿਆਕਾਰੀ ਕੀਨੀ ਮਾਇਆ ॥

The One has created the drama of coming and going.

He made Maya subservient to His Will.

(Ang 294, Sri Guru81ranth Sahib Ji Maharaj)

ਅੰਧਕਾਰ ਸੁਖਿ ਕਬਹਿ ਨ ਸੋਈ ਹੈ ॥

ਰਾਜਾ ਰੰਕੁ ਦੋਊ ਮਿਲਿ ਰੋਈ ਹੈ ॥੧॥

In the darkness, no one can sleep in peace.

The king and the pauper both weep and cry. ||1||

(Ang 325, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj)

ਬਾਜੀਗਰਿ ਜੈਸੇ ਬਾਜੀ ਪਾਈ ॥

ਨਾਨਾ ਰੂਪ ਭੇਖ ਦਿਖਲਾਈ ॥

The actor stages the play,

playing the many characters in different costumes;

ਸਾਂਗੁ ਉਤਾਰਿ ਥੰਮ੍ਹ੍ਹਿਓ ਪਾਸਾਰਾ ॥

ਤਬ ਏਕੋ ਏਕੰਕਾਰਾ ॥੧॥

but when the play ends, he takes off the costumes,

and then he is one, and only one. ||1||

(Ang 736, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj)

44. The power of Ek Rass

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A person who is free from Heyopadh Budhi obtains powers that reside with him like queens reside with the king in his palace. These powers are:

1. To be indifferent to worldly pleasures.

2. To be free from pride of the body; to be fearless.

3. To be consistent.

4. To have control over the mind.

5. To see Atma in everything.

6. To have complete faith in the Knowledge.

7. To be completely desire-free.

8. To be completely ego-free.

9. To forever consider one's self as the non-doer.

10. To keep one's emotional state unaffected by external influences.

11. To exist completely thoughtfree.

12. To always exist as Anand Saroop.

13. To remain in Ek Rass.

14. To have no other thought of anything else except Self Saroop.

15. To have compassion for all lifeforms.

16. To remain honest.

17. To be content with awareness of the Self.

18. To remain in a pleasent state.

19. To speak kind words.

A person free from Heyopadh Budhi, and those whose conciousness is established in the Atma, are also blessed with above-mentioned abilities.

45. Thoughtfree, Non-Duality

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Dohra

ਬ੍ਰਹਮਾਤਮ ਅਦ੍ਵੈਤ ਹੈ ਨਹੀਂ ਦ੍ਵੈਤ ਕਾ ਨਾਮ।

ਕਹਾਂ ਦ੍ਰਿਸ਼ ਦ੍ਰਿਸ਼ਟਾ ਕਹਾਂ, ਕਹਾਂ ਰੂਪ ਅਰ ਨਾਮ।

Brahm Atma is non-dualistic, with no traces of duality,

No scene, no seer, no form, no name exists there.

That non-dual, motionless entity, which is your own Saroop, is established in itself and is beyond the the concept of 'you' and 'me'.

ਕੁੰਡਲੀਏ

Kundaliye*

ਛੋੜੋ ਵਹਿਮ ਅਰ ਸੋਚ ਰਹੋ ਬਸਤੀ ਮੇਂ ਯਾ ਬਨ।

ਨਹੀਂ ਤੁਮ ਸੇ ਜੁਦਾ ਜਿਸੇ ਤੁਮ ਕਹਿਤੇ ਹੋ ਮਨ।

D1rop all doubts and worries, stay either in town or woods (but);

the thing you call 'mind' is not separate from you.

ਜੋ ਦੇਖੋ ਚਿੰਤਨ ਕਰੋ, ਬੋਲੋ ਸੁਨੋ ਸੁਜਾਨ।

ਸਰਬ ਤੁਮਾਰੋ ਰੂਪ ਹੈ ਯਹ ਨਿਸਚੇ ਕਰ ਜਾਨ।

Everything you see, contemplate, speak or hear, O Wise!

is your own form, know this with firm conviction.

ਯਹ ਨਿਸਚੇ ਕਰ ਜਾਨ ਜੁਦਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਤੁਮ ਸੇ ਕੁਛ ਭੀ।

ਸਭ ਕਲਪਤ ਤੁਝ ਮਾਹੀਂ ਇਸੀ ਮੇਂ ਤੁਮ ਹੋ ਸਭ ਹੀ।

With firm conviction believe that nothing is separate from you;

Everything is an illusion and in it you all exist.

ਦ੍ਰਿਸ਼ਟਾ ਦ੍ਰਿਸ ਹੈ ਏਕ, ਭੇਦ ਨਹੀਂ ਇਸ ਮੇਂ ਕੋ।

ਸਰਬ ਸੁਪਨ ਵਤ ਏਕ, ਸੁਨੋਂ ਔਰਦੇਖੋ ਜੋ।

The Sight and the Seer are One, no difference exists between them;

Everything you see and hear is all a big dream.

ਯਦਅਪਿ ਏਕੋ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਹੈ ਪੂਰ ਰਹਿਓ ਸਰਬ ਠਾਂਇ।

ਤਿਸ ਬਿਨ ਦੂਜਾ ਕੋ ਨਹੀਂ ਵੇਦ ਸੰਤ ਸਭ ਗਾਇ।

Only that One Brahm prevades in everything;

No other entity exists, this all Saints and Scriptures say.

ਵੇਦ ਸੰਤ ਸਭ ਗਾਇ ਪ੍ਰੰਤੂ ਬਿਨ ਉਸ ਜਾਨੇ।

ਦੁਖ ਨ ਹੋਏਂ ਨਿਵਿਰਤ ਚਿਤ ਨਹੀਂ ਸ਼ਾਂਤੀ ਆਨੇ।

Saints and Scriptures all say this, but without knowing Him;

suffering does not end and mind finds no peace.

That One formless, thoughtfree, Supreme Bliss Brahm is established in itself.

ਸਰਬ ਰੂਪ ਸਭ ਤੋਂ ਪਰੇ ਮਮ ਸਰੂਪ ਹੈ ਸੋਇ ॥

ਇਹੀ ਸਾਰ ਸਿਧਾਂਤ ਹੈ ਤਿਸ ਬਿਨ ਅਵਰ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥

Beyond all forms is the true Saroop of Brahm,

This is the crux of all teachings; nothing exists except Him.

ਕੁੰਡਲੀਏ

Kundaliye

ਸ਼ਾਂਤੀ ਔਰ ਵਿਖੇਪਤਾ ਦੋਨੋਂ ਮਨ ਕੇ ਧਰਮ।

ਤੂੰ ਸਾਖੀ ਸਹਿਜੇ ਅਚਲ ਇਸ ਮੇਂ ਨਾਹੀਂ ਭਰਮ।

Calmness and cleverness both are mind's sects,

You Self is the still witness, of that there is no doubt.

ਇਸਮੇਂ ਨਾਹੀਂ ਭਰਮ ਸੁਭਾਵਿਕ ਪਰਮਾਨੰਦ।

ਬਿਨਾ ਕਿਸੀ ਕਰਤੱਵ ਆਪ ਕੋ ਜਾਨ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ।

There is no doubt your Self exists in state of Supreme Bliss,

Without any desires, consider yourself that Supreme entity.

ਏਕ ਆਤਮਾ ਸਤਿ ਨਾ ਇਸਮੇਂ ਰੰਚਿਕ ਭਰਾਂਤੀ।

ਕਲਪ ਮਨ ਕੋ ਜਾਨ, ਸਹਿਤ ਚੰਚਲਤਾ ਸ਼ਾਂਤੀ।

Only that One Atma is Absolute Truth, there is no doubt about it.

Consider your mind an illusion, including its cleverness and calmness.

ਮਨ ਸੇ ਕਾਹੇ ਡਰਤ ਹੋ, ਸੁਨੋ ਕਾਨ ਦੇ ਬੀਰ।

ਯਹ ਤੋ ਤੁਮਰੀ ਲਹਿਰ ਹੈ, ਤੁਮ ਸਾਗਰ ਗੰਭੀਰ।

Why are you afraid of the mind? bring forth your ear and listen, O brave One!

This mind is only your wave, and you are the deepest Ocean.

ਤੁਮ ਸਾਗਰ ਗੰਭੀਰ, ਲਹਿਰ ਕਲਪਤ ਤੁਮ ਮਾਹੀਂ।

ਦੇਵੇ ਕਿਆ ਬਿਗਾੜ ਆਪ ਸਤਾ ਜਿਸ ਨਾਹੀਂ।

You are the deepest Ocean, this illusionary wave is in you.

What damage can something that doesn't exist bring to you?

The Sight and the Seer are one and the same. If the Seer is formless, so is the Sight. If Seer is thoughtfree, then so is the Sight. If Seer is Supreme Bliss by its very nature, then so is the Sight. Therefore, that Supreme entity is established in itself, the entity that is formless, thoughtfree and state of Supreme Bliss. Without it, nothing ever was, is or ever will be.

It is Sehaj Smaadh by its very nature -

Sehaj Smaadhi

* A type of Chhand


... to be continued ...

Link to Part I - Divine, Priceless Diamonds - Part I

Link to Part II - Divine, Priceless Diamonds - Part II

Link to Part III - Priceless, Divine Diamonds - Part III

Link to Part IV - Priceless, Divine Diamonds - Part IV

Link to Part V - Priceless, Divine Diamonds - Part V

Link to Part VI - Priceless, Divine Diamonds - Part VI

Link to Part VII - Priceless, Divine Diamonds - Part VII

Link to Part VIII - Priceless, Divine Diamonds - Part VIII

Guru Pyaari Sangat Jeo, please forgive this moorakh for all the mistakes made in the post. Waheguru!

Thanks for reading :)

Gurfateh!

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