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Brahm Parkash by Pir Shams


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Gurfateh.

read these beautiful hymns of Pir Shams and also notice the striking resemblence with Gurbani. Guru Nanak is mentioned twice in this composition.

sat shabd hay guru hamaaraa, taa(n)ko lekhe nayo sa(n)saaraa....1

The True Word (Holy Word or "Isme Azam") is my Guide (or remover of darkness). The world at large does not have much regard for it.

variant:

The True word is our guide, which is not perceived by this world.

sat shabda kaa karo veechaaraa, peershaah kahojee vaara(m)vaaraa2

Reflect (contemplate, meditate) upon the True Word and say 'PeerShaah'(name of the Lord or other form of zikr) as often as possible, or repeat again and again the words 'Peer and Lord'

pratham dheeyaan rattanaasu(n) keeje, neeshdeen peershaah peershaah bhanneeje.............................................3

At first one should focus on repeated remembrance of this word in one's own mind and indeed remember the word "PeerShaah"(or any other name of Allah) day and night.

var:

First fix your attention with the tongue. Through night and day say 'Peer and Lord, Peer and Lord'.

teen maas rattanaa beech rahyaa, peechhe naam brahmaa so kahyaa.4

If you maintain constant remembrance for at least a period of three months, it becomes the word of "Brahmaa".

var: After remaining for three months with the tongue, then the Divine Name is uttered.

[The "BOL" given by the Satguru has a pronounceable sound which eventually becomes "non- pronounceable". It develops into "Divine sound vibrations" and becomes "Ajampia Jaap"(non pronounceable word) as said by Peer Sadardeen in some other geenaan. After three months of constant practice, the "BOL" develops into a "Divine Sound" or "Primordial Sound". This primordial sound existed long ago before the invention of any language and could only be communicated to people by Haazar Imaam and through Him by His appointed successor. According to most religions, long before the creation, there was only "Primordial Light" and from the light came the "Word" and the "Word" was "God". After three months of constant practice, one does realise the significance of the "BOL", as explained by Peer below.]

naam letaa bhayaa prem prakaashaa, tab upajyaa manvishvaas......5

By taking the name, light of "love" starts shining in one's mind and deep faith "IMAAN" or contentment arises.[Love and faith become one as without the one the other cannot exist.]

kaho prem laksha kesaare bhaai, gupta bhed kahu(n) pragatta bataai6

Brother, you may ask, what is this Light of Love? Let me tell you openly the secret.

var: Utter all the signs of love, o brother. I shall tell its hidden secrets, divulging them openly.

gad gad laheree premakee utthe, taa(n) beech sheeree mukhakee chhutte.........................................................7

There will gush forth waves of love in your mind and the divine nector will flow freely into your mouth.

Var: As the wave of love arises in tumult, all control over the lips is abandoned in it.

hot gal galee sukhme agaahee, taa(n) beech manvaa rahyaa samaai.8

Happiness (or bliss) bubbles and your mind gets enveloped into it.

Var: As tenderness in joy increases, the heart remains absorbed within it.

chale tratt jahaa(n) premkee dhaaraa, pivat prem hovat matvaalaa9

When there is such a flow of love, the drinker becomes drunk with love. He becomes "mast"(like mast fakir).

Var: Where the stream of love bursts roaring forth, those who drink it become intoxicated.

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amardeep,

I came across one articlie about Imam Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah by somody named Dr nahtu. In the article it was mentioned that Imam quoted one of the hadiths about Prophet Mohamad saying after his death, if the followers observed even 10%, 90% would be forgiven. I have many Ismaili friends and they are very liberal. Most of them are from East Africa. They don`t take Quran seriously, miss the fasts and live a western life style. Most of Ismailes from East Africa are of Gujrati backgrounds. Aside from Braham Prakash you mentioned above, they have have many other traditions close to hinduism and sikhism ( they call their gatherings satsang).

Bhul Chuk Maaf.

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