The Best Miracle

Karamaat or Karaamaat = ਕਰਮਾਤਿ = Miracle, miraculous power…

The Gurbani’s edict is that the most wonderful miracle would be to change one’s own mind – to uproot it from Mayaic consciousness and root it back to its Source (Joti-Svaroopa).

In other words, one should focus on amending his own mind. That is, if one is successful changing (purifying, cleansing, annihilating, killing, conquering, etc.) his own mind, consider tha as a wonderful miracle!

  • ਨਾਨਕ ਸਾ ਕਰਮਾਤਿ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਤੁਠੈ ਜੋ ਮਿਲੈ ॥੧॥:Nanak saa karamaat sahib tuthai jo milai ||1|| O Nanak! That is the (most wonderful) miracle, which is received from the Lord when He is pleased. ||1|| (sggs 475).
  • ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਮਨਿ ਵਸੈ ਏਹਾ ਸਿਧਿ ਏਹਾ ਕਰਮਾਤਿ ॥੨॥: Nanak Gurmukh Har naamu mani vasai ehaa sidhi ehaa karamaat ||2|| O Nanak! By becoming the Gurmukh, abide in the Lord’s Name; this is Spirituality (True Understanding, ਸੂਝ, Aatmic-Giaan, etc.), and this is the miracule. ||2|| (sggs 650). 

This is the Real Miracle -to get linked with the Mool or Source through Naam or Bhagti (Shabad-Vichaar, Aatmic-Giaan, Gurmat...)!

Now, perhaps we can appreciate as to why all other Ridhi and Sidhi (prosperity, accomplishments, good fortune, miraculous powers…) are said to be “Avaraa Saad” (external-inferior, hindrance, misleading extraneous tastes, etc.) in the Gurbani.

  • ਆਪਿ ਨਾਥੁ ਨਾਥੀ ਸਭ ਜਾ ਕੀ ਰਿਧਿ ਸਿਧਿ ਅਵਰਾ ਸਾਦ ॥: Aap naath naathee sabh jaake ridhi sidhi avraa saad: (O Yogi!) God Himself is Naath (the Supreme Master), who (whose Hukam) controlls all; these Ridhi and Sidhi are all external tastes (sggs 6).
  • ਬਿਨੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਪੈਨਣੁ ਖਾਣੁ ਸਭੁ ਬਾਦਿ ਹੈ ਧਿਗੁ ਸਿਧੀ ਧਿਗੁ ਕਰਮਾਤਿ ॥: Bin Naavai painan khaan sabh baad hai dhigu sidhi dhigu karamaati: Without the Name, all food and clothes are worthless; (without the Naam) accursed are all Sidhee and miracles (sggs 650). 

This is Self-Realization: ਆਪਣੇ ਅਸਲੇ ਨੂੰ ਪਛਾਣ ਲੈਂਣਾਂ, ਆਪਾ ਪਛਾਣਨ ਦਾ ਆਤਮਕ ਦਰਜਾ; Realization of ਆਤਮ ਤਤੁ, “ਤਤੁ ਗਿਆਨੁ”, “ਨਾਮ ਤਤੁ”, “Joti-Svaroopa“, “ਆਤਮੁ ਚੀਨਿਆ”, “ਆਪੁ ਪਛਾਣੈ”, “ਆਪਾ ਚੀਨੈ”, “ਅਪਣਾ ਮੂਲੁ ਪਛਾਣੁ”, and so on.

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