Bhagti

Gurbani Defines “Bhagti” In Sikhi.

In the English translations of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS), the term “Bhagti” is seen translated as devotion, devotional service, or devotional worship.

That’s NOT the Gurbani’s understanding or meaning of “Bhagti“.

Then — NOT according to the illiterate and crafty Pujaaree group (Brahmins, Pandits, Bhais, Ragis, Parchaarak, Deraavaad Baabaas or Sant, etc.) — but, according to the Gurbani, what is “Bhagti” in Sikhi (Sikhi => the Way of life based on the Giaan or Wisdom of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, SGGS)?

As indicated in the Gurbani — for a Sikh (learner of the Wisdom of the SGGS) — Bhagti is to realize the Gurmat or Gur-Giaan or Wisdom of the SGGS. In other words, It is to thoroughly Understand the Gurbani through the Shabad-Vichaar. To put it simple Punjabi: ਸਿਖ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਗੁਰਮਤ ਲੈਣਾ ਹੀ ਭਗਤੀ ਹੈ — ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਮਾਰਗ = ਭਗਤੀ ਮਾਰਗ = ਗਿਆਨ ਮਾਰਗ ।

  • ਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਮਤਿ ਤੂੰ ਲੇਹਿ ਇਆਨੇ ॥ ਭਗਤਿ ਬਿਨਾ ਬਹੁ ਡੂਬੇ ਸਿਆਨੇ ॥: You ignorant fool, take the Gurmati (i.e., Divine Wisdom or Aatmic-Giaan of the Gur-Shabad); without (this) Bhagti, even many clever have drowned (in perplexity). (sggs 288).
  • ਬਿਨੁ ਭਗਤੀ ਤਨੁ ਹੋਸੀ ਛਾਰੁ ॥: Without Bhagati, the body will be useless (just as ash, ਜੀਂਦੇ ਨੇ ਹੀ ਮਰ ਜਾਣਾਂ). (sggs 290).
  • ਸਚੀ ਭਗਤਿ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦ ਪਿਆਰਿ ॥: True Bhagti consists of love for the Gur-Shabad (sggs 158).

However, for this Bhagti to be fruitful, the Gurbani says that the conditioned mind has to go (Mayaic, Haumai, Bikaar…)!

  • ਮਨ ਮਾਰੇ ਬਿਨੁ ਭਗਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥੨॥: Without killing the mind, Bhagati  does not happen ||2|| (sggs 329).

Hence, unequivocally, the Way of the Gurbani is the Way (Maarag) of Inner Searching and Understanding (i.e., Giaan Maarag – ਗਿਆਨ ਮਾਰਗ).

  • ਖੋਜਤ ਖੋਜਤ ਮਾਰਗੁ ਪਾਇਓ ਸਾਧੂ ਸੇਵ ਕਰੀਜੈ ॥: Searching and seeking, (with the help of the Gur-Giaan or Wisdom, I) have found the “Maarag” (Way). Serve the Guru (through Shabad-Vichaar). (sggs 1269).

Thorough understanding of the Gurbani helps becoming “One” with our Mool within, which is the purpose of life — to become One (Ik Mann Ik Chitt), to Unite (“ਵੀਆਹੁ”) the mind with its Mool within (Source, Jot…), “Saabat Soorati – ਸਾਬਤ ਸੂਰਤਿ”, Gurmukh-hood, etc.

  • ਗਿਆਨ ਵਿਹੂਣਾ ਕਿਛੂ ਨ ਸੂਝੈ ॥: Without Spiritual Wisdom, (one) understands nothing at all (sggs 1044).
  • ਪੜਿਐ ਨਾਹੀ ਭੇਦੁ ਬੁਝਿਐ ਪਾਵਣਾ ॥: Not by reading (books), but through Understanding, is the Mystery Realized. (sggs 148).

According to the Gurbani, ONLY such true Bhagti is fruitful.

  • ਹਰਿ ਕੀ ਭਗਤਿ ਫਲ ਦਾਤੀ ॥: Bhagti of Hari (i.e., Mool) is what gives fruits (fullfilment, spirtual profit…). (sggs 628).
  • ਕਬੀਰਾ ਜਹਾ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਤਹ ਧਰਮੁ ਹੈ ਜਹਾ ਝੂਠੁ ਤਹ ਪਾਪੁ ॥: O Kabeer! (Within a person, if) there is Giaan (Spiritual Wisdom, Divine Knowledge, Aatm–Giaan…) there is Dharma; (if within him) there is falsehood, there is sin (corrupt thinking). (sggs 1372).

Thus, according to the Gurmat (Wisdom of the SGGS), Gurmat-Bhagti is not just repetition of some “Mantra”; or singing of the Gurbani or devotional songs (Kirtan); or sitting in some peculiar posture (“ਬਗੁਲ ਸਮਾਧਿ”) with half closed eyes staring the sky or the nose; or counting beads (ਮਾਲਾ ਫੇਰਨੀ) with the Maya infatuated mind (ਮਨ ਵਿਚ ਮਾਇਆ ਦੀ ਭੁੱਖ), and so on.

  • ਇਕਿ ਗਾਵਹਿ ਰਾਗ ਪਰੀਆ ਰਾਗਿ ਨ ਭੀਜਈ ॥: Some sing according to traditional Raag, but the Lord is not pleased by these Raag (sggs 1285).
  • ਗਾਵਹਿ ਗੀਤ ਨ ਚੀਨਹਿ ਆਪੁ ॥: You sing the songs, but you do not understand your own self (i.e., your Mool). (sggs 903).
  • ਰੋਟੀਆ ਕਾਰਣਿ ਪੂਰਹਿ ਤਾਲ ॥: For the sake of bread, they perform melodiously (sggs 465).
  • ਜਬ ਕੀ ਮਾਲਾ ਲਈ ਨਿਪੂਤੇ ਤਬ ਤੇ ਸੁਖੁ ਨ ਭਇਓ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: Ever since this worthless son (i.e., mind, ਔਂਤਰਾ ਮਨ…) has taken the Maalaa (rosary), since than there has been no Sukha (Joy, ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤੀ, Gain, etc.)! ||1||Pause|| (sggs 856).
  • ਅਖੀ ਤ ਮੀਟਹਿ ਨਾਕ ਪਕੜਹਿ ਠਗਣ ਕਉ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: (Cheats, ਪਖੰਡੀ) Close their eyes and hold their nostrils (they do such trickery only) to dupe the world. ||1||Pause|| (sggs 662).

Thus, in essence, Bhagti is the way of searching within and Understanding oneself to Realize his Mool within (Source, Origin, Jot…) through the earnest Shabad-Vichaar. In nutshell, according to the Wisdom of the SGGS, “Bhagti” in Sikhi is to die in the Shabad. As a result, one gets connected to his Mool within, ਅਨਦ becomes living liberated (Jeevan Mukt).

  • ਨਿਰਮਲ ਭਗਤਿ ਹੈ ਨਿਰਾਲੀ ॥ ਮਨੁ ਤਨੁ ਧੋਵਹਿ ਸਬਦਿ ਵੀਚਾਰੀ ॥: Bhagti that purifies (mind…) is “Niraalee” (unique). (Through this unique Bhagti) wash the mind, and the body (i.e., senses: eyes, ears, etc.) with Shabad-Vichaar (sggs 1059).
  • ਸਬਦਿ ਮਰੈ ਭਗਤਿ ਪਾਏ ਜਨੁ ਸੋਇ ॥੩॥: One who dies in the Shabad, obtains Bhagti ||3|| (sggs 159).
  • ਏਹਾ ਭਗਤਿ ਜਨੁ ਜੀਵਤ ਮਰੈ ॥: This is Bhagti, (by which) “Janu” (Gurmukh, Daas…) remains dead while yet alive (sggs 364).
  • ਗੁਰ ਕਾ ਸਬਦੁ ਹਰਿ ਭਗਤਿ ਦ੍ਰਿੜਾਏ ॥: The Gur-Shabad implants Bhagti within (sggs 364).

Therefore, the real aim of Bhagti is to debug the conditioned mind and eradicate it’s “filth” or negativity (Durmat, Bikaars, Haumai, crookedness, ignorance, doubt-ਭਰਮ…), and Realize the Mool (ਮੂਲ, Source, Jot…) within by obtaining true understanding of the Gurbani’s Divine Knowledge (Aatam-Giaan…); and then persistently live it in daily life (Gurmukh Lifestyle).

  • ਮਨਿ ਮੈਲੈ ਭਗਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਨਾਮੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ਜਾਇ ॥: With a filthy mind (filth of Haumai…), Bhagti cannot be performed, and the Naam cannot be obtained (sggs 39).
  • ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਬਿਨੁ ਆਪਾ ਚੀਨੈ ਮਿਟੈ ਨ ਭ੍ਰਮ ਕੀ ਕਾਈ ॥: O Daas Nanak! Without Realizing one’s own self (Mool, Original, or True Nature, etc. – ਆਪਣਾ ਆਤਮਕ ਜੀਵਨ ਪਰਖਣ ਤੋਂ ਬਿਨਾ, etc.), the moss of doubt (ignorance of one’s True Nature, etc.) is not eradicated (from the mind) ||2||1|| (sggs 684).

Hence, the Gurbani’s Bhagti is to live a Divine Life (Gurmukh Lifestyle) that springs from Awareness of One’s Divine Nature (Jot Saroop), Divine Virtues (ਗੁਣ), Divine Wisdom, and so on. In essence, as the Gurbani indicates, Bhagti is essentially to become absorbed in the Naam (Aatam-Giaan, Wisdom, Spiritual Knowledge…).

  • ਨਾਨਕ ਭਗਤੀ ਨਾਮਿ ਸਮਾਇ ॥੩॥: O Nanak! Bhagti is to get absorbed in Naam ||3|| (sggs 289).
  • ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਇਹੁ ਮਨੁ ਭਗਤੀ ਜਾਗੇ ॥: United with Bhagti, the mind of the Gurmukh remains Awakened (sggs 415).
  • ਵਿਣੁ ਗੁਣ ਕੀਤੇ ਭਗਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਇ ॥: Without acquiring Virtues, Bhagti can not be performed (sggs 4).
  • ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਕਾ ਭੋਜਨੁ ਗਿਆਨ ॥: Spiritual Wisdom (ਉੱਚੀ ਸਮਝ, etc.) is the food of the Brahm Giaanee – the knower of Truth. (sggs 273).

And the Naam — as the Gurbani asserts — is no other than the Giaan-Padaarath of the entire SGGS (Divine Knowledge, Spiritual Wisdom, Gurmat, Shabad-Giaan, Aatam-Giaan …):

  • ਰਾਜਾ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਮੋਰਾ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: Raam Naam is my Brahm Giaan (Divine Wisdom…). ||1||Pause|| (sggs 1159).
  • ਤਤੁ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਹਰਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਨਾਮ ॥: The Divine Wisdom is Amrit Naam (which bestows Spiritual Life). (sggs 1146).

Thus, the Gurbani emphasizes on Realizing and abiding in Brahm-Giaan (Aatam-Giaan, Spiritual Wisdom …) rather than dogmas or empty rituals. In nutshell (ਮੁੱਕਦੀ ਗਲ), we are asked by the Gurbani to see the world as the Gurbani sees it.

The Gurbani asserts that such true Bhagti is performed when one becomes permeated in Naam.

  • ਮੇਰੇ ਮਨ ਹਰਿ ਕਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇ ॥ ਸਾਚੀ ਭਗਤਿ ਤਾ ਥੀਐ ਜਾ ਹਰਿ ਵਸੈ ਮਨਿ ਆਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: O my mind! Contemplate the Naam (i.e., Giaan, Wisdom…) of Hari (i.e., of your Mool). Then alone the true Bhagti is performed when Hari (i.e., Mool) comes to dwell within the mind ||1||Rahaaou|| (sggs 35).

The Gurbani indicates that such person who has Realized this true Bhagti is very “rare”. For it’s an uphill climb with challenges that need courage to surmount them.

  • ਭਗਤਿ ਬਿਨਾ ਸਹਸਾ ਨਹ ਚੂਕੈ ਗੁਰੁ ਇਹੁ ਭੇਦੁ ਬਤਾਵੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: The Guru reveals this secret — without Bhagti, doubt does not finish ||1||Rahaaou|| (sggs 830).
  • ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਭਗਤਿ ਪਾਵੈ ਜਨੁ ਕੋਈ ॥੧॥: A rare “Janu” (Gurmukh, Bhagt, Daas…) obtains the “Gurmati Bhagti” (understanding of the Gur-Shabad, Naam, Hukam…) ||1|| (sggs 879).

The nature of Sansaar or a Sansaaree (world or a worldly person…) is contrary to that of the Bhagti or the Bhagat. Accordingly, the Gurbani reminds us that there can never be a “Jorr” (connection, link, bond, union, alliance, association…) between a Sansaaree (worldly person) and a Bhagat (who is engaged in the Gurmat-Bhagti)!

  • ਭਗਤਾ ਤੈ ਸੈਸਾਰੀਆ ਜੋੜੁ ਕਦੇ ਨ ਆਇਆ ॥: There can never be any alliance (ਜੋੜ-Jorr) between Bhagat (Gurmukh, Daas, Jan…) and the worldly people (ਦੁਨੀਆਦਾਰ). (sggs 145).
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  1. Ripz

    Hello Sir,

    The Article was great and I could relate to all except the last part— that there can be no connection between Sansaari and Bhagat.

    A Sansaari can be bhagat too, one living a life of care giver, having all the material things in life and yet deeply connected with the divine and seeing and feeling that one is one with onself ( which is higher self). If I am in love with my Divine or Lord or pure energy and in turn a good human being then how difficult can it be to seperate the two!! Isnt it about how open, progressive, humanitarian and evolved one is??

    I am just wanting a perspective !!!

    • T. Singh Post author

      1. According to the Gurbani:
      • ਸੇਵਾ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਸਬਦਿ ਵੀਚਾਰਿ ॥: Seva sursti sabad veechaar (sggs 1343).
      2. According to the Gurbani, the Way or the Lifestyle of the Bhagat is “Niraalee” (unique, extraordinary, peculiar, excellent, lonely, distinct, ਅਦਭੁਤ, ਸੁੰਦਰ, ਭਿੰਨ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਰ ਦਾ, ਜੁਦਾ, ਏਕਾਂਤ, ਅਦੁਤੀ, ਅਜੀਬ…):
      • ਭਗਤਾ ਕੀ ਚਾਲ ਨਿਰਾਲੀ ॥: Bhagataa kee chaal niraalee (sggs 918).
      3. According to the Gurbani, as such, there can be no “Jorr” beween the worldly persons (Manmukh, Saakat…) and the Bhagat.

      Hence, this is the Gurbani’s edict — Below is a direct quote from the Gurbani:
      • ਭਗਤਾ ਤੈ ਸੈਸਾਰੀਆ ਜੋੜੁ ਕਦੇ ਨ ਆਇਆ ॥: Bhagataa tai saisaareeaa jorru kde n aaiaa (sggs 145).

  2. Amarjit singh

    Veerjee gurufateh.I am visiting this site for first time.Thanx for article&i like it ,may be due to paucity of space u have written Bhagti is not just repetition of some mantras or singing of gurbani and not elaborated on it .Sir bhagti starts when we listened divine gurbani&recite &enjoy peace and these r not empty rituals.Then devoting time it increases but gurmukh have to divide time for kirat kirni& seva which again is part of living of gursikh.

    • T. Singh Post author

      Thanks Veer Ji for taking time to comment on this post.

      “may be due to paucity of space u have written Bhagti”

      Yes, these blog posts are kept short and to the point – easy to focus, read, and digest. These posts are not meant to be lengthy articles, for this blog is not the platform for such lengthy writings. Secondly, I am neither a scholar (ਵਿਦਵਾਨ) nor a professional writer, nor I want to be one.

      “Sir bhagti starts when we listened divine gurbani&recite &enjoy peace”

      What is Kirtan according to the Gurbani? The kirtan according to the Gurbani, the Kirtan is:
      ਅਨਦਿਨੁ ਕੀਰਤਨੁ ਕੇਵਲ ਬਖ੍ਯ੍ਯਾਨੁ ॥: Andinu Keertanu keval bakhyaanu (sggs 281).

      “and these r not empty rituals”

      Yes, but, according to the Gurbani, it does become meaningless when (for example listening…):
      ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਸੁਨਿ ਕਛੁ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਨ ਉਪਜਿਓ ਪਸੁ ਜਿਉ ਉਦਰੁ ਭਰਉ ॥: Gurmati suni kashu giaan n upjio pasu jiou udar bharaou (sggs 685).

      “divide time for kirat kirni& seva”

      According to the Gurbani, what is seva? Here is Gurbani:
      ਨਾਮੁ ਹਮਾਰੈ ਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਸੇਵ ॥੧॥: Naam hamaarai Gur kee sev ||1|| (sggs 1145).
      ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸੇਵਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਦ੍ਰਿੜੳਏ ॥: Satgur sevaa naam drirhaae (sggs 1175).
      ਸਤਗੁਰ ਕਾ ਭਾਣਾ ਮੰਨਿ ਲਈ ਵਿਚਹੁ ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਇ ॥ ਏਹਾ ਸੇਵਾ ਚਾਕਰੀ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਸੈ ਮਨਿ ਆਇ ॥: Satgur kaa bhaanaa mann layee vichahu aap gavaai. Ehaa sevaa chaakree Naam vasai manni aai (sggs 34).
      ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਸੇਵਨਿ ਆਪਣਾ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦੀ ਵੀਚਾਰਿ ॥: Satigur sevan aapanaa gur sabadee veechaar (sggs 1415).
      ਸੇਵਾ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਰਹਸਿ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਵਾ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਬੀਚਾਰਾ ॥: (sggs 1255).
      ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੇਵਿਆ ਸਬਦਿ ਵੀਚਾਰਾ ॥: (sggs 1049).

      Now, again, according to the Gurbani, what is Naam?
      ਗੁਰ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਪਦਾਰਥੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਹੈ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੋ ਦੇਇ ਦ੍ਰਿੜਾਇ ॥: Gur Giaanu padaarathu naamu hai hari naamo dei drirhaai (sggs 759).
      ਬੂਝਹੁ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਸਬਦੁ ਬੀਚਾਰਿ ॥: (sggs 840).

      Gurfateh Ji. Bhul Chuk Maaf

      • Gurpreet Singh

        Sat bachan ji
        Pareya nahi bhed bhujiya pawna…
        Pare sune kya hoye jo sehaj na milya soi…
        regards
        GS

      • Amarjit singh

        Gurufateh jee
        Thanks for quick response.
        Guru maharaj mehar karain issi bi ass marg te chaliay

        • Gurpreet Singh

          Pyare Jio
          Charan sharan gur ek painda jai chal satgur kot painda aage hoye lait hai…
          Sach de Gyna marg val ek kadam chalna bahut okha hai(kyunki pehla da sara pareya suneya anpareya karna pavega , man-mat(sakat mat) to gurmat da dharni hona pavega) je oh kadam tusi chal leya tan tuhada mool(chit, ram, hans, suraj etc. ) tuhade mann(bagla,kiran,jot etc.) nu apne aap ji khic panda jayega ji.
          Ik aughat ghati ram ki tis chard raheya kabir…
          Je tuhade mann vich is marag te turan da furna otheya hai tan Insha Alha(Akala purak, Hukam di marji naal) tuhanu andar di taraf jaan di khic jaroor pavegi ji.
          regards
          Das Gurpreet Singh

  3. Gurpreet Singh

    Satkar jog Gurmukh T.Singh jio
    Thanks to that moment when i visited this site and my inward journey towards my mool started.
    Hirdey jin kai har vase tit ghat hai pargas…
    Hirdey kamal pargaseya laga sehaj dhyan…
    Hirdey kamal ghat brahm na china kahe bhaya sanyasi…
    Hirdey Har Har Har dhun upji Har japiye mastak bhag jio…
    Hirdey naam vasaye ho ghar baithe guru dhyaye ho…
    regards
    GS

  4. Nirmal Singh

    Dear Veer T Singh ji,
    Your Gurbani Article are very detailed and analysed many thanks.
    Can you please write about Hirda as well. Where it is? is it heart? or Man Mandir? Kind Regards Nirmal Singh

    • Gurpreet Singh

      Pyare jio
      Hirda is that void space(akaas-tat) in chest where Naam(Dhur ki bani, anhad naad,Shabad-dhun) is enlightened and listened without these eyes, and ears. It is called Dasam Dwar(Nij Ghar,Shiv Puri etc.) . It is not the Heart that pumps the blood and not mann that resides in Trikuti.
      regards
      Gurpreet Singh

  5. Baljinder Singh

    Very well written veer ji! thank you…

  6. Gurpreet Singh

    Satkar jog Gurmukh T.Singh Jio
    Sat bachan ji.
    ਯਾ ਜੁਗ ਮਹਿ ਏਕਹਿ ਕਉ ਆਇਆ ॥: Yaa Yug mahi ekahi kaou aaiaa (sggs 251).
    ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਬਿਨੁ ਆਪਾ ਚੀਨੈ ਮਿਟੈ ਨ ਭ੍ਰਮ ਕੀ ਕਾਈ ॥੨॥੧॥: Jan Nanak binu aapaa cheenai mitai n bhram kee kaaee ||2||1|| (sggs 684).
    ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਭਗਤਿ ਪਾਵੈ ਜਨੁ ਕੋਈ ॥੧॥: Gurmati bhagti paavai janu koee ||1|| (sggs 879).
    ਭਗਤਾ ਤੈ ਸੈਸਾਰੀਆ ਜੋੜੁ ਕਦੇ ਨ ਆਇਆ ॥: Bhagataa tai saisaareeaa jorru kde n aaiaa (sggs 145).
    regards
    GS

    • T. Singh Post author

      Thank you Bhai Sahib Gurpreet Singh Ji.

      •ਕਹੁ ਕਬੀਰ ਚੰਚਲ ਮਤਿ ਤਿਆਗੀ ॥ ਕੇਵਲ ਰਾਮ ਭਗਤਿ ਨਿਜ ਭਾਗੀ ॥੩॥੧॥੧੯॥ (sggs 327).

  7. Jagjit

    Thank you for this post. I was wondering if you could write a blog post explaining ” we are asked by the Gurbani to see the world as th”e Gurbani sees it.”

    It would be a great help.

    • T. Singh Post author

      Thank you Jagjit Ji for taking time to comment on this post.

      “I was wondering if you could write a blog post explaining ” we are asked by the Gurbani to see the world as th”e Gurbani sees it.””

      The Gurbani (i.e., the Giaan of the Gurbani – Gurmat) is meant to be applied.

      Thus, to see the world as the Gurbani does is essentially to unbrokenly live the Gurbani – after having Understood the Gurbani throughly, then apply it to daily life.

      ਸਚਹੁ ਓਰੈ ਸਭੁ ਕੋ ਉਪਰਿ ਸਚੁ ਆਚਾਰ ॥੫॥ (sggs 62).
      ਫਰੀਦਾ ਅਮਲ ਜਿ ਕੀਤੇ ਦੁਨੀ ਵਿਚਿ ਦਰਗਹ ਆਏ ਕੰਮਿ ॥੧੦੦॥ (sggs 1383).
      ਸਚੁ ਕਰਣੀ ਸਬਦੁ ਹੈ ਸਾਰੁ ॥ (sggs 114).
      ਭਾਈ ਰੇ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਸਾਚਿ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਸਾਚੋ ਸਾਚੁ ਕਮਾਵਣਾ ਸਾਚੈ ਸਬਦਿ ਮਿਲਾਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ (sggs 30).
      ਇਹੀ ਅਚਾਰ ਇਹੀ ਬਿਉਹਾਰਾ ਆਗਿਆ ਮਾਨਿ ਭਗਤਿ ਹੋਇ ਤੁਮ੍ਹ੍ਹਾਰੀ ॥ ਜੋ ਇਹੁ ਮੰਤ੍ਰੁ ਕਮਾਵੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੋ ਭਉਜਲੁ ਪਾਰਿ ਉਤਾਰੀ ॥੩॥੨੮॥ (sggs 377).
      ਕਰਣੀ ਬਾਝਹੁ ਘਟੇ ਘਟਿ ॥ (sggs 25).
      ਗੁਰਿ ਕਹਿਆ ਸਾ ਕਾਰ ਕਮਾਵਹੁ ॥ (sggs 832).
      ਅਮਲੁ ਕਰਿ ਧਰਤੀ ਬੀਜੁ ਸਬਦੋ ਕਰਿ ਸਚ ਕੀ ਆਬ ਨਿਤ ਦੇਹਿ ਪਾਣੀ ॥ (sggs 24).

      Simply put: It is seeing through the eyes of the Shabad-Vichaar.

      ਆਖਣੁ ਵੇਖਣੁ ਬੋਲਣਾ ਸਬਦੇ ਰਹਿਆ ਸਮਾਇ ॥ (sggs 35).
      ਬਿਨੁ ਸਬਦੈ ਸੁਣੀਐ ਨ ਦੇਖੀਐ ਜਗੁ ਬੋਲਾ ਅੰਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਾ ਭਰਮਾਇ ॥ (sggs 429).
      ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦੀ ਦਰੁ ਜੋਈਐ ਮੁਕਤੇ ਭੰਡਾਰਾ ॥ (1009).
      ਅੰਤਰਿ ਦੇਖਿ ਸਬਦਿ ਮਨੁ ਮਾਨਿਆ ਅਵਰੁ ਨ ਰਾਂਗਨਹਾਰਾ ॥ (sggs 1331)

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