THE SIGN OF THE TRUE SATSANGAT

Satsangat => Union with Truth (ਸਚ – Sach), etc.

The Gurbani says that this Truth (ਸਚ – Sach) is the “Khasamu” (“ਖਸਮੁ” – the Divine Husband or Master) of all of us. That is our Mool (Source, Jot, Hari, Raam, Gobind, Allah …).

  • ਹਰਿ ਸਭਨਾ ਕਾ ਹੈ ਖਸਮੁ ਸੋ ਭਗਤ ਜਨ ਚਿਤਿ ਕਰਿ ॥: “Hari” (Mool) is the Master of all; “Bhagats” (Gurmukhs, Daas, Jan, etc., always) keep Him in their mind (sggs 849).
  • ਇਹੁ ਸਚੁ ਸਭਨਾ ਕਾ ਖਸਮੁ ਹੈ ਜਿਸੁ ਬਖਸੇ ਸੋ ਜਨੁ ਪਾਵਹੇ ॥: This Truth is the Master of all; blessed “Janu” (Gurmukh, Daas, Bhagat …) obtains it (sggs 922).

Understandably, the Gurbani defines Satsangat as follows :

  • ਸਤਸੰਗਤਿ ਕੈਸੀ ਜਾਣੀਐ ॥ ਜਿਥੈ ਏਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਖਾਣੀਐ ॥ ਏਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਹੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਦੀਆ ਬੁਝਾਇ ਜੀਉ ॥੫॥: How is the Satsangat to be known? There, only Naam is expounded. O Nanak! The Satigur has given this understanding that One Naam is the Hukam. ||5|| (sggs 72).

Here we have an irrefutable definition of the Satsangat as provided by Baabaa Nanak. By using the term “Eko Naamu” (“ਏਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ”) in the foregoing verse, Baabaa Nanak has eliminated any speculation and doubt. That is, only that Sangat, which meets this criteria of the Gurbani is to be known Satsangat, otherwise, it’s not qualified to be known or called Satsangat!!

  • ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਾਧ ਸੇਈ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਭਾਏ ਕਰਿ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਆਪਿ ਮਿਲਾਵੈ ॥: Gurmukh saadhh seyee prabh bhaae kar kirapaa aap milaavai (sggs 881).
  • ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਕਉ ਵਾਰਿਆ ਭਾਈ ਜਿਨ ਏਕੰਕਾਰ ਅਧਾਰ ॥੧॥: Saadhsangat kaou vaariaa bhaaee jin ekankaar adhaar ||1 (sggs 608).
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