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Question 10: Sachay Patshah, why do  You throughout the Bani emphasize  only on Nam Bhakti as per means of true devotion?

Guru Jee:   ਕਹਤੁ ਕਬੀਰ ਨਵੈ ਘਰ ਮੂਸੇ ਦਸਵੈਂ ਤਤੁ ਸਮਾਈ ॥੩॥੨੨॥੭੩॥

Kehath Kabeer Navai Ghar Moosae Dhasavain Thath Samaaee ||3||22||73||

Says Kabeer, the nine openings of the body are being plundered; rise up to the Tenth Gate, and discover the True essence. 

 

Here,  what Guru Jee is trying to tell us, is that, the object of whatever efforts of ours as per means of bhakti, is to take us nearer to the True essence, or essence of Spirituality.

And as seen in His words, He says that, that essence of Truth lies in the Tenth Gate, means above the other nine gates or portals, such as : 2 eyes, 2 ears, 2 nostrils, 1 mouth and 2 lower apertures, through which our attention is scattered in the mayavee creation.

So as long our attention does not approach towards  that essence of Truth, which lies above the eyes  at the center of our head, we are much far away from our objective, thus, no matter how many days or hours continously  we remain engaged in those practices, we have not get nearer towards it, not even a fraction of an inch.

For it is only by Nam bhakti that we collect our attention or soul consciousness within and upwards  towards the Tenth Gate, there where lies the True subtle essence of Truth.....

And the more we do that nishkam bhakti with love, the more His blessings upon us, which is nothing but His apaar kirpa,  by which we are cleansed throughly, and become fit to merge and become one with Him.

Manumukhs try all sorts of practices accordingly to please their minds thus they feel they are doing something worthy; but it is only by following Gurmat, which only stresses upon Nam bhakti, for it is only by treading  this path of Nam Bhakti laid by Guru Jee Himself as per means of  true Bhakti, to get closer and become one with Him.

See by yourselves, that by all other practices except Nam bhakti,  we remain scattered in the 9 apertures or gates , thus far away from our goal of Truth,  so, we are not to copy what the world does, and please the world, it is to Him who we have to please, namely Waheguru Akal Purukh, by focussing ourselves on the ever  regular practice of Nam bhakti.

Nam bhakti is called true bhakti, becuase it gets us closer and closer to that Highest Universal unchangeable Truth of Satnam/Wahegru.

Stay blessed.

Sat Sree Akal.

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ਦੇਵਾ ਪਾਹਨ ਤਾਰੀਅਲੇ

Dhaevaa Paahan Thaareealae ||

God makes even stones float.

 

ਰਾਮ ਕਹਤ ਜਨ ਕਸ ਨ ਤਰੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ

Raam Kehath Jan Kas N Tharae ||1|| Rehaao ||

So how come one not  float across,  by chanting Your Name, O Lord?

 

In these 2 verses above, Guru Jee clearly tells us that, if ever even remotely, we  want to cross the mahabhavsagar and reach our true Nijh Ghar in Sach Khand, no other practice is of our avail, except that one of repeating His holy name. 

And sadly  to say, it is this very Bhakti which most of us relegate as a last option in our daily practices,  that too,  when Guru Jee has clearly stressed upon, in each Ang, in each verse, upon what type of Bhakti to perform,   the one in which,  solely His holy Name is meditated upon, yet we shamelessly and ignorantly avoid it, then too, we say we love and firmly believe in Guru Jee.  

What a contradiction. 

By other outer practices, we remain devoid of that divine Truth, which is nowhere outside, but right within us, and it is only by His chintan, His meditation, that we are transported from outer  9 gates and portals,  towards within ourselves, the Tenth gate, there where He has kept Himself fully for us, but alas, nobody does any such thing to reach there. For nobody is even slightly interested in performing that unique bhakti, which Guru Jee constantly reminds us throught out the Bani.

Stay blessed.

SSA.

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Question 11: Guru Jee, I am a heavy sinner, how can I ever wash or end that my huge stock of sins?

Guru Jee:  ਦਾਝਿ ਗਏ ਤ੍ਰਿਣ ਪਾਪ ਸੁਮੇਰ ॥   ਜਪਿ ਜਪਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਪੂਜੇ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਪੈਰ

Dhaajh Geae Thrin Paap Sumaer || Jap Jap Naam Poojae Prabh Pair ||

The mountain of sin is burnt down, like straw,  by chanting and meditating on the Name, and worshipping God's feet.

But the fools,

ਮਾਇਆ ਮੋਹਿ ਬਿਆਪਿਆ ਧੋਹਿ ॥  ਕੁਦਮ ਕਰੈ ਗਾਡਰ ਜਿਉ ਛੇਲ ॥

Maaeiaa Mohi Biaapiaa Dhhohi ||  Kudham Karai Gaaddar Jio Shhael ||

Attached to Maya,  are entangled in fraud and play like a baby lamb

Then,

ਅਚਿੰਤੁ ਜਾਲੁ ਕਾਲੁ ਚਕ੍ਰੁ ਪੇਲ ॥੧॥

Achinth Jaal Kaal Chakra Pael ||1||

suddenly, Death will catch them in its noose. ||1

 

SSA

 

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Question 12: Guru Jee, I am a bit confused, for I hear people say that all past noble and warriors who sacrificed their lives, are there as such in His court, is it true?

Guru Jee:   ਇਹੁ ਅਰੁ ਓਹੁ ਜਬ ਮਿਲੈ ਤਬ ਮਿਲਤ ਨ ਜਾਨੈ ਕੋਇ ॥੩੮॥

Eihu Ar Ouhu Jab Milai Thab Milath N Jaanai Koe ||38||

When this soul and that Lord are blended, then, having been blended, they cannot be known separately.

So,  all that you have heard is agyanta which creates doubts in you.

* Waheguru is One, when anybody returns there into Him, becomes one Him without any distinction. 

Any spiritual being/ entity if seen as such in any of the limitless lower spiritual realms, be sure that those realms are yet under the jurisdiction of maya, thus very much in Brahm, and much far away from Satnam, the Highest level of Consciousness and Truth.

SSA

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Question 13 : Guru Jee, what is that only one thing  that we should  always ask from Waheguru without fail?

Guru Jee: listen carefully to the following words my dear sikh, and keep them always present in your mind, for in it lies your true welfare.

ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕੀਜੈ ਸਾ ਮਤਿ ਦੀਜੈ ਆਠ ਪਹਰ ਤੁਧੁ ਧਿਆਈ

Kirapaa Keejai    Saa Math Dheejai    Aath Pehar Thudhh Dhhiaaee ||

Shower me with Your Mercy, and bless me with that such understanding, that I may meditate on You, twenty-four hours a day.

Raag Suhi Guru Arjan Dev

 

SSA.

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Question 14: Dear Guru Jee, why is it that inspite of all the regular practices and  offerings to Waheguru I do not get even a glimplse of His darshan?

Guru Jee : my dear sikh, listen carefully; if you really want to have His darshan, you have to discard all other practices which keep you away from Him, and faithfully and devotedly do the following as I say : 

ਦਸਵੈ ਦੁਆਰਿ ਕੁੰਚੀ ਜਬ ਦੀਜੈ

Dhasavai Dhuaar Kunchee Jab Dheejai ||

When the key is inserted in the Tenth Gate,

ਤਉ ਦਇਆਲ ਕੋ ਦਰਸਨੁ ਕੀਜੈ ॥੨੪॥

Tho Dhaeiaal Ko Dharasan Keejai ||24||

Then, the Blessed Vision of the Merciful Lord's Darshan is seen.

 

* Note: the Tenth Gate referred by Guru Jee in the verses above,  is located in the center above the 2 eyes;  and the key which has to be used to open that Door and have His darshan, is His simran alone.

SSA.

 

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On 2/6/2020 at 5:50 AM, harsharan000 said:

: the Tenth Gate referred by Guru Jee in the verses above,  is located in the center above the 2 eyes;  and the key which has to be used to open that Door and have His darshan, is His simran alone.

SSA.

Can any abhiyaasi Gurmukh please validate the position of Dasam dwaar. All this while I was under the impression that it is the crown of the head - the Sahastra Chakra. I feel a sensation there at the meditation time. 

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2 hours ago, Still nascent said:

Can any abhiyaasi Gurmukh please validate the position of Dasam dwaar. All this while I was under the impression that it is the crown of the head - the Sahastra Chakra. I feel a sensation there at the meditation time. 

Brother Still Nascent,

the Bani when refers to 10 doors, though some may take those doors as the different chakras(energy centers) we have within us, I believe the doors mentioned are as follows: 2 eyes, 2 ears, 2 nostrils, mouth, and the 2 lower apertures; being the tenth one, the one referred as the 3rd eye, or above and between the eyes.

You see, through these 9 apertures our attention, our consciousness, is dispersed/scattered in the mayavee nashvant creation, but it is by concentration at the 3rd eye, that we collect our consciousness and enter the spiritual realms and move upwards, towards Sach Khand where Waheguru the Highest Consciousness resides.

Though once in the subtler spiritual realms, one can move freely  there where one is instructed as per different techniques or means of concentration in any of the chakras right from the base of the spinal cord upto the one in the top of the head.

To clear a bit more the point of ten doors, following are some verses from the Bani, special attention those in black

mai har har naam adhaar rameeaa |

I take the Support of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har.

iKnu plu rih n skau ibnu nwvY gurmuiK hir hir pwT pVeIAw ]1] rhwau ]

khin pal rehi n sako bin naavai guramukh har har paath parreeaa |1| rehaao |

I cannot live, for a moment, even for an instant, without the Name of the Lord; the Gurmukh reads the Sermon of the Lord, Har, Har. ||1||Pause||

eyku igrhu ds duAwr hY jw ky Aihinis qskr pMc cor lgeIAw ]

eaek girahu dhas dhuaar hai jaa kae ahinis thasakar panch chor lageeaa |

In the one house of the body, there are ten gates; night and day, the five thieves break in.

Drmu ArQu sBu ihir ly jwvih mnmuK AMDuly Kbir n peIAw ]2]

dharam arath sabh hir lae jaavehi manamukh andhulae khabar n peeaa |2|

They steal the entire wealth of one's Dharmic faith, but the blind, self-willed manmukh does not know it. ||2||

 

The five thieves referred as robbers, is because, the wealth of Nam as well as other attributes are within us, but, by being scattered in the mayavee creation through the 9 doors, or apertures of the body, throughout the whole day, one remains unaware and devoid of that True wealth, thus goes as a paupper at the time of his/her departure from this world.

That is why Guru Jee, tells us  to enter through that 10 th gate or door, with the concentration of Nam, Gurparsad, as seen in my post above and enter into the spiritual realms, and move towards the direction ( Nanak Nam jahaaz hae, jinee chareeya se utareeya paar)of Sach Khand, the only permanent and eternal abode of Supreme Reality.

SSA.

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Question 15: Pyare Guru Jee, which is the greatest blessing that Waheguru can bestow on anybody, and how do we  recognize it?

Guru Jee:  dear sikh, just as when a father hugs his child, it represents an expression of pure love which is the most precious , for in his arms the child is most  safe . Though this is  a very high expression of love, yet the 2 remain as individuals.                                                 

                    But when Waheguru blesses with His love to the sikh, He embraces him in such a way, that the child merges in Him and becomes Father Himself, means,  full consciousness, full awareness, complete transformation.

                    And that is nothing but His grace, as seen in the following verse

 

                    ਕਰਿ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਦੀਨੋ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮਾ ਪੂਰਬਿ ਸੰਜੋਗਿ ਮਿਲਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

                    Kar Kirapaa Dheeno Har Naamaa Poorab Sanjog Milaaee ||1|| Rehaao ||

                    In His Mercy, the Lord has blessed me with His Name. My pre-ordained destiny (of God realization) has been fulfilled.

 

With His mercy, He blesses us with the understanding that Nam is the only eternal Truth, and by attaching ourselves to it through the simran of His holy Name, we get ferried across the Mahabhavsagar and reach His abode, thus fulfill our purpose of coming as human beings.

Truly speaking,  this is a mark of His real grace, for He can never give us any such thing by His own,  except Nam, for it would mean to remain away from Him and  strongly engaged in the cycle of 84.

Every other thing we get,  is by the merits and seeds of our karmas, but only Nam bhakti, is a blessing from Him as a sign of  His Infinite love for us.  Guru Jee, clearly constantly repeats throughout the Bani, as per which bhakti pleases Him, yet  we remain deaf and blind to His divine words, and proudly as deep ignorants do faithfully our manmat, the limited number of breaths which we brought as our credit, is wasted away in manmat practices, thus return as empty handed fools, upon departure of this plane of consciousness, with the aid of that jam doots then beat us, for wasting away the gift of human life in such a foolish manner due to our manmat and worldly runnings after maya...

Nam bhakti as per Bani is a must for all jeevas from all walks of lives, it is not as many believe it to be for the high avastha ones only...  or when I become a better person, only then I can do His Nam bhakti...  No, that is totally wrong.  We start becoming better, since the very moment we enshrine the Truth of His holy Name in our hearts, in our minds....

Stay blessed.

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Question 16: Dear Guru Jee, why is it that throughout the Bani, only the praises of Nam bhakti are mentioned, yet , hardly anyone pays attention  and adheres himself/herself to it,  but rather they faithfully do all sort of practices?

Guru Jee: dear sikh, please bear in mind that nobdoy by himself/herself can follow the path of  Nam realization within, for it is not in their hands at all, and because: 

ਸਚਾ ਸਚੁ ਦਾਤਾ ਕਰਮ ਬਿਧਾਤਾ ਜਿਸੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਤਿਸੁ ਨਾਇ ਲਾਏ ॥

Sachaa Sach Dhaathaa Karam Bidhhaathaa Jis Bhaavai This Naae Laaeae ||

The True Lord is the True Giver, the Architect of Destiny; as He pleases, He links some mortals to the Name, all others run according to their manmat.

 

Sat Sree Akal.

 

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On 2/12/2020 at 8:54 PM, Still nascent said:

Can any abhiyaasi Gurmukh please validate the position of Dasam dwaar. All this while I was under the impression that it is the crown of the head - the Sahastra Chakra. I feel a sensation there at the meditation time. 

I am really scared to put this here since Harsharan ji has already answered your query and he's always telling me that I am nobody here to write anything or tell anyone right or wrong.

I also witnessed how @sukh_preet was attacked by a new member for saying something that was correct. I just wanna mention one thing that we have lost many active members from this forum because of these arguments. Lucky Veerji, sat Veerji doesn't write much here because of these attacks.

As for @sukh_ Preet he/ she ( I m not sure- I never asked though we have communicated via DMs too) joined this forum when he was too upset about his own Mom keeping secrets about her avastha from him. That was not acceptable to him and we discussed it...... so when @prabhtej ji and @soulfinder Veerji did the same - it was an emotional burst.

Anyway @still nascent people usually get confused about Dasam dear and trikuti. This video at 5 mins would clarify

 

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