Sahib and Sewak is One

The Gurbani says that the Sahib and the Sewak is One.

Sahib = Master, Source, Origin, Joti, Mool, ਮੂਲ, ਚਿੱਤ …
Sewak = Servant, Jeeva, Individual being, mind …

This consistency of the Gurbani is seen throughout. The Gurbani never separates from This Truth, and always comes back to This Principle of “One”.

But we don’t see “One” because of duality (Doojaa-Bhaav, Dubidhaa …). We are conditioned from the childhood to see duality. In this way we are systematically trained or taught about the “second”. For example, down here is the Jeeva, and “up there” or “there yonder” is God …

The Gurbani time and again reminds us that everything is within, not outside; and that whosoever searches outside is deluded or doubt-ridden.

But on account of duality (Doojaa-Bhaav, Dubidhaa, delusion, doubts…), our conditioned consciousness (ਸੁਰਤ) remains divided in “this” and “that”, and remains scattered in “ten directions” …

Due to the lack of earnest Shabad Vichaar, duality or Mayaic consciousness (ਮਾਇਕੀ ਸੁਰਤ) becomes dense, and the Sahib and the Sewak are not seen as “One” (“ਇਕੁ”) – although they are “One” (“ਇਕੁ”).

However, the one who has become the Gurmukh sees the Sahib and the Sewak as “One” (“ਇਕੁ”); for he gets absorbed in the Truth (ਸਚ ਵਿਚ ਲੀਨ, ਸਚ ਵਿਚ ਸਮਾਏ ਹੋਏ) by the Grace of the Giaan (Divine Knowledge, Gurmat, Shabad-Giaan, Aatam-Giaan …).

  • ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸੇਵਕੁ ਇਕੁ ਇਕੁ ਦ੍ਰਿਸਟਾਇਆ ॥ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਚਿ ਸਮਾਇਆ ॥੨੧॥੧॥੨॥ ਸੁਧੁ: Sahibu sewaku iku drisataaiaa. Gur prasaadi Nanak sachi samaaiaa ||21||1||2||Sudhu (sggs 524).
  • ਤੇਰੀ ਸੇਵਾ ਤੁਝ ਤੇ ਹੋਵੈ ਅਉਰੁ ਨ ਦੂਜਾ ਕਰਤਾ ॥: Teree sevaa tujh te hovai aouru n doojaa karataa (sggs 1185).

The Gurbani congratulates those who – through the Gur-Giaan – Realize the “One”. Furhtermore, the Gurbani says that only he lives who recognizes the “One”.

  • ਨਾਨਕ ਸੇ ਸਾਬਾਸਿ ਜਿਨੀ ਗੁਰ ਮਿਲਿ ਇਕੁ ਪਛਾਣਿਆ ॥੨॥: Nanak se saabasi jinee gur mili ik pachhaaniaa ||2|| (sggs 329).
  • ਨਾਨਕ ਸੋਈ ਜੀਵਿਆ ਜਿਨਿ ਇਕੁ ਪਛਾਤਾ ॥੬॥: Nanak soee jeeviaa jini eku pachhaataa ||6|| (sggs 329).

To see the Sahib and Sewak as “One”, the Gurbani repeatedly instructs:

  • Becoming Ik Man Ik Chit (ਮਨ ਅਤੇ ਚਿਤ ਦਾ ਇਕ ਹੋਂਣਾ, mind linked with the Antar-Aatmaa).
  • Linking with the immortal and undying Mool within (“ਜੋਤਿ ਮਿਲੀ ਸੰਗਿ ਜੋਤਿ” sggs 524).
  • Seeing through the eyes of the Shabad-Vichaar.
  • Being established in “Sahaj” (Natural State of Being, ਆਤਮਿਕ ਅਡੋਲਤਾ) and “Aanand” (Bliss, ਆਤਮਿਕ ਅਨੰਦ).
  • Being contented in all situations (ਸਤ ਸੰਤੋਖੀ).
  • Being established in Viveka-Budhi – ਗੁਰਮਤ ਦੀ ਪੂਰੀ ਸੋਝੀ.
  • Eradicating Maya’s hunger from within – ਮਾਇਆ ਵਿਚ ਉਦਾਸੀ.
  • Making the Akal (ਅਕਲ , intellect, etc.) to follow the Gurbani …
Sahib and Sewak is One was last modified: January 1st, 2012 by T. Singh
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  1. Gurpreet Singh

    Satkar jog gurmukh T.Singh jio
    Sahib= Chit(origin(mool,sun) of lightwave(jot))
    Sewak mayavi-bharam de parbhav karke Sahib to paida hoi lehar hai te jis din eh parbhav khatam ho jayega Sewak phir Sahib hi ho jayega te Ik ho jange.

    Sooraj Kiran mile jal ka jal hua ram…

    Gurpreet Singh

    • T. Singh Post author

      Thank you Bhai Sahib Gurpreet Singh Ji for sharing Vichaar.
      As always, right on the target!

      ਸੋ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸੋ ਸੇਵਕੁ ਤੇਹਾ ਜਿਸੁ ਭਾਣਾ ਮੰਨਿ ਵਸਾਈ ॥: So sahibu so sevaku tehaa jisu bhaanaa maanni vasaaee (sggs 1287).

  2. HarjitSingh

    WaheGuru ji Ka Khalsa WaheGuru ji ki Fateh

    Reading such wonderful words makes us happy!!!!

    gur pooraa bhaettai vaddabhaagee aath pehar prabh jaapai |
    Meeting with the Perfect Guru, by great good fortune, meditate on God twenty-four hours a day.

    • Gurpreet Singh

      Satkar jog veer harjit singh jio
      man ne jadon vikaran (kam krodh lobh moh ahankar) nu tyag ke te manmat(sakat ki mat,yamuna) nu rok ke gurmat(gurmat shabad vichar di manmat rupi yamuna to ulat-ganga) nu dharan kar laina hai tan jis tat gyan naal man(luv) ne chit (kus) vich liv lagani hai te os avastha vich jadon gyan prachand ho jayega tan hi othe poora guru bheitya jayega. Ithe kisi dehdhari de darshan di gal nahi hai veer ji.

      guru pura bhetyo vadbhagi manah bhaya pargasa (609-15, sorath mahala-5)
      gur pura bhetya liv laye (190-9, gauri mahala-5)

      veer ji gurbani nu padna nahi gurbani tohn(vicho) padna hai( shabad vichar karni hai)

      Gurpreet Singh

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