Jum Doot, Dharma Raj, and Chitr Gupt

Influenced by the self serving Pujaaree (clergy: Granthis, Parcharaks, Ragis, Dhadees etc.) and the freeloading Deraa-Vaad Baabaas (ਵੇਹਲੜ), our thinking and conceptions about various terms of religious dogmas and beliefs, such as God (Rabb etc.), Paap Punn, Sutak (pronounced Sootak-ਸੂਤਕ), Hell and Heaven, Religion, Dharma, Ghosts or Bhoot Pret, cycle of reincarnation (Avaa Gavan), ritual bathing, locations of pilgrimage (Tirath), Kirtan (ਕੀਰਤਨ), Bhagti, Jum Doot, Dharma Raj, Chitr Gupt etc. are different because they are hypothetic, imaginary, concocted, manufactured, fabricated and Myths based on ’hearsay’ and are far from or contradictory to the REALITY!

Those who blindly (ਅੰਧ-ਵਿਸ਼ਵਾਸ਼) follow their clergy and believe in their cooked up mythical tales, Mubaarak — wish them the best (Sarbatt Daa Bhalaa)!

However for those who call and identify themselves as the Guru’s ‘SIKHS‘ — followers of the SGGS, NOT PUJAAREE or any Deraa-Vaad Baabaas — the Spirituality of the Shabad (SGGS) has debunked all these concocted narratives of the clergy. Because all this concocted and ludicrous fabrications have nothing to do with Spiritual Enlightenment, Gurmat or the Sikhi of Baabaa Nanak.

Pujaaree’s concocted tales of AFTERLIFE

The Pre-1469 stale spirituality of the self-serving clergy is the spirituality of AFTERLIFE — after physical death. It include concocted tales of ‘JUM’ (also spelled YAM, JAMM etc.), ‘Chitr Gupt’, ‘Dharma Raj’, and so on. People have significantly serious misgivings regarding these mythical characters.

For example, the Pujaaree’s Pre-1469 concocted concept of Jum Doot is ‘soldiers of death’ etc. in the AFTERLIFE!

Chitr Gupt‘ is said to be (1) sitting on the shoulders of every person; (2) keeping an eye on what we do; (3) and provides record of our deeds to Dharma Raj in the AFTERLIFE!

Many also believe that ‘Dharma Raj‘ – the judge, the court, the judgement – also has some kind of office on some isolated planet where he sits and keeps track of the accounting of each person’s deeds!

Furthermore many also believe that God has some kind of office on some isolated planet where all our good and bad deeds are written down and once we die we are made to appear in that office and face the final verdict.

In addition, the clergy has concocted through baseless imaginations many fearful figures representing various demons, ghosts, devils, sants, many gods etc.

The background of all these myths can be traced back to ancient Indian texts like ‘Garur’ Purana etc.

The Gurmat of Baabaa Nanak debunks all this concocted and ludicrous rubbish propagated by the self-serving Pujaaree (clergy) and Deraas. The Gurbani (SGGS) has destroyed all concocted narratives and eliminated the fear of this entire Myth of accounting in the Afterlife. The Gurbani ELIMINATED this fear by replacing it with the notion of responsibility that I do my own accounting of my deeds WITHIN — the Gurmat‘s principle of self-accountability and self-responsibility. In this context the Message of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) is:

  • ਜੇਹਾ ਬੀਜੈ ਸੋ ਲੁਣੈ ਕਰਮਾ ਸੰਦੜਾ ਖੇਤੁ ॥: Life is the field of actions; I alone will reap all that I sow. (sggs 134).

In short the Gurbani (SGGS) asserts there is a spontaneous play of the Divine Hukam — System-Rule-Law-Order of Nature.

  • ਜੈਸਾ ਕੀਚੈ ਤੈਸੋ ਪਾਈਐ ॥ : (Hukam or the System-Rule-Law of Nature is such that) one reaps the fruits of one’s deeds (Here and Now). ||8|| (sggs 1028).
  • ਹੁਕਮੈ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਸਭੁ ਕੋ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਹੁਕਮ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਹੁਕਮੈ ਜੇ ਬੁਝੈ ਤ ਹਉਮੈ ਕਹੈ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥੨॥ : Everything is within Hukam, none is exempt from Hukam. Nanak, if one Realizes he/she is to obey Hukam, then one does not talk in ego — one does not boast of being outside/beyond/exempt of Hukam, or does not talk arrogantly and do things in own will or Manmukhta…). ॥2॥ (sggs 1).
  • ਕਲਿ ਮਹਿ ਜਮੁ ਜੰਦਾਰੁ ਹੈ ਹੁਕਮੇ ਕਾਰ ਕਮਾਇ ॥ : In ‘Kali‘ (i.e. in deluded or Manmukh state of the mind), ‘Jum’ is always there which comes within the Hukam of the Creator. (sggs 588).

Gurbani’s Wisdom is for Here and Now, not Afterlife

The Gurmat Wisdom of the SGGS does not believe in the clergy’s concocted nonsense of after-death liberation (Mukti):

  • ਬੇਣੀ ਕਹੈ ਸੁਨਹੁ ਰੇ ਭਗਤਹੁ ਮਰਨ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਕਿਨਿ ਪਾਈ ॥੫॥: Says Baynee – Listen O devotees, nobody has ever attained liberation after death. ||5|| (sggs 93).

Thus, contrary to the AFTERLIFE manufactured tales of the Pujaaree and the Deraa-Vaad Baabaas the Unique spirituality of the SGGS is of HERE and NOW, NOT AFTERLIFE — NOT AFTER DEATH.

  • ਹਰਿ ਜੀਉ ਕੀ ਹੈ ਸਭ ਸਿਰਕਾਰਾ ॥ ਏਹੁ ਜਮੁ ਕਿਆ ਕਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰਾ ॥ ਹੁਕਮੀ ਬੰਦਾ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਕਮਾਵੈ ਹੁਕਮੇ ਕਢਦਾ ਸਾਹਾ ਹੇ ॥ : It is the Omnipresent Creator that is in total and complete authority on matters of Creation. What can these pitiful Jum do? Human beings are subject to the Hukam of the Creator and we live in accordance with His Hukam; death and things concerning death are in accordance with His Hukam. (sggs 1054).
  • ਜਮ ਕੇ ਫਾਹੇ ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਤੋੜੇ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਤਤੁ ਬੀਚਾਰਾ ਹੇ ॥੯॥ : Through the Guru’s Shabad (the Gurmukh-Hood Mindset, guru oriented, Enlightened), break away from the entanglement with the concept of Jum in the afterlife; this is the Authentic Discourse. ॥9॥ (sggs 1029).
  • ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮਿ ਮਨੁ ਲਾਗਾ ॥ ਜਮੁ ਲਜਾਇ ਕਰਿ ਭਾਗਾ ॥੧॥ : My mind is imbued in the Divine Naam (Giaan-Wisdom, Virtues). As a result of which, ‘Jum’ (i.e. my Bikaar or Vices) have left me. (sggs 626).

Medicine is for alive people, not for the dead people. Therefore, first off, it’s essential to recognize that the Gurbani’s Wisdom addresses the minds of the living people, not animals, stones, or dead people.

  • ਵਡਭਾਗੀ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਪਾਇਆ ॥ ਜਿਨਿ ਜਮ ਕਾ ਪੰਥੁ ਮਿਟਾਇਆ ॥ : I am Bless to have Realized the Satguru (true Wisdom, Sachaa Giaan). My Spiritual Path (or Journey) has been cleared of Jum (i.e. Bikaar or Vices). (sggs 623).
  • ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਨਰੁ ਨਿਸਿ ਬਾਸੁਰ ਮਹਿ ਨਿਮਖ ਏਕ ਉਰਿ ਧਾਰੈ ॥ ਜਮ ਕੋ ਤ੍ਰਾਸੁ ਮਿਟੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਿਹ ਅਪੁਨੋ ਜਨਮੁ ਸਵਾਰੈ ॥੩॥੨॥ : Who ever enshrine the Naam Within (Giaan-Wisdom, Virtues); Nanak, that person’s fear of ‘Jum’ (Bikaar or Vices) is ELIMINATED and he thus succeeds in his (human) birth. (sggs 902).

It’s the people’s mind that has been shut up, confused, and confined as a chick in an eggshell of doubt, superstitions, Karamkaand, ignorance, demerits, vices or Bikaar, and so on.

  • ਜਾ ਕੈ ਕਾਮਿ ਨ ਜੋਹਹਿ ਦੂਤ ॥ : (Remaining Connected to the Creator Within Jum) Doot would not even look for you! (sggs 238).

Hence, the Gurbani (SGGS) addresses the human mind for it is the human mind that needs to change its habits or thinking (Soch), HERE and NOW, not AFTER DEATH.

The Gurbani asserts when the mind gets Enlightened With the Wisdom of the SHABAD, the concocted and ludicrous narrative of Jam Doot dissipates!

  • ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਅਗੈ ਅਰਦਾਸਿ ਕਰਿ ਸਾਜਨੁ ਦੇਇ ਮਿਲਾਇ ॥ ਸਾਜਨਿ ਮਿਲਿਐ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਜਮਦੂਤ ਮੁਏ ਬਿਖੁ ਖਾਇ ॥: (O my mind!) Pray before the Satguru (true Wisdom, Sachaa Giaan) to Realize the Creator Within. By Realizing the Creator Within, spiritual Bliss is Realized, then the notion of Jum Doot is ELIMINATED (meaning, the false narrative of Jum Doot gets killed with the Enlightenment of the SHABAD). (sggs 55).
  • ਜਮ ਮਾਰਗਿ ਨਹੀ ਜਾਣਾ ਸਬਦਿ ਸਮਾਣਾ ਜੁਗਿ ਜੁਗਿ ਸਾਚੈ ਵੇਸੇ ॥ : Those who Internalize the Guru’s Shabad ELIMINATE the notion of JUM and they remain forever connected to the Eternal God. (sggs 582).

The Gurbani re-defines JUM DOOT, Dharma Raj…

To impart the Truth (ਸਚ) and Awaken our Conscience from the slumber of pre-1469 nonsense, all 35 writers in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) have used terms that were already within the use and within the psyche of people of their time.

However, these terms — e.g. Jum Doot, ‘Chitr Gupt’ and ‘Dharma Raj’ — have been used in the SGGS as examples (ਹਵਾਲਾ), but explicitly with new meanings and understanding to fit the new spiritual paradigms of Sikhi or Gurmat Wisdom of the SGGS.

The Gurbani (SGGS) does NOT apply JUM DOOT in the context of the pre-1469 meanings.

To the contrary, Baabaa Nanak’s Unique Spirituality has RE-DEFINED these pre-1469 concepts.

The Gurbani asserts that a mind ridden with doubt, Bikaar (lust, anger, greed, attachment, pride etc.), ignorance, crookedness, absence of Naam (Wisdom, Virtues, Truth, etc.) etc. is the biggest Jum Doot there is. A human (i.e. ‘Insaan‘) lacking humanity is a ‘Haivaan‘ (beast, animal etc.).

  • ਕਾਮ ਕ੍ਰੋਧ ਲੋਭ ਮੋਹ ਅਪਤੁ ਪੰਚ ਦੂਤ ਬਿਖੰਡਿਓ ॥ : (Guru Amardas) has destroyed the ‘FIVE DOOT’ of Kaam, Krodh, Lobh , Moh, Ahankaar. (sggs 1396).
  • ਕਵਿ ਕੀਰਤ ਜੋ ਸੰਤ ਚਰਨ ਮੁੜਿ ਲਾਗਹਿ ਤਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਕਾਮ ਕ੍ਰੋਧ ਜਮ ਕੋ ਨਹੀ ਤ੍ਰਾਸੁ ॥ : O’ poet Keerat, those who turn away from the world and attach themselves to the Guru’s Giaan-Wisdom, do not dread ‘JUM’ (Doot) of lust, anger ( etc. i.e. all Bikaar). (sggs 1406).
  • ਕਾਮ ਕ੍ਰੋਧੁ ਬਿਕਰਾਲੁ ਦੂਤ ਸਭਿ ਹਾਰਿਆ ॥ : (Whose mind’s doubt and fear are destroyed by the Guru’s Giaan-Wisdom) all dreadful Doot such as anger and lust (i.e. all Bikaaar) stop torturing him. (sggs 854).
  • ਅਵਰਿ ਪੰਚ ਹਮ ਏਕ ਜਨਾ ਕਿਉ ਰਾਖਉ ਘਰ ਬਾਰੁ ਮਨਾ ॥ ਮਾਰਹਿ ਲੂਟਹਿ ਨੀਤ ਨੀਤ ਕਿਸੁ ਆਗੈ ਕਰੀ ਪੁਕਾਰ ਜਨਾ ॥੧॥ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮਾ ਉਚਰੁ ਮਨਾ ॥ ਆਗੈ ਜਮ ਦਲੁ ਬਿਖਮੁ ਘਨਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: O my mind! They are five (lust, anger, greed, etc.). I am but all alone. How can I protect my hearth and home (within, i.e., Virtues, Wisdom, good thoughts…). They daily kill and plunder (my Virtues, Wisdom, good thoughts…). Unto whom can I complain? (O my mind!) Utter the Naam of Raam; (because, stood) before you is (this) awful terrible, and numerous band of JUM (i.e. lust-desires, anger, greed, etc.). ||1||Pause|| (sggs 155).

The SGGS time and again reminds us humans that these ‘Jum’ beat on us while we are alive, here and now. Therefore, we have to avoid their beating while we are alive, NOT after death! None — family memebers, friends, cleverness, money, property etc. — can save us from their beating. ONLY thing that can save us from their beating is the Guru’s Sangat — Internalization of the Message embedded in the Guru’s Shabad.

  • ਕਬੀਰ ਜਮ ਕਾ ਠੇਂਗਾ ਬੁਰਾ ਹੈ ਓਹੁ ਨਹੀ ਸਹਿਆ ਜਾਇ ॥ ਏਕੁ ਜੁ ਸਾਧੂ ਮੋੁਹਿ ਮਿਲਿਓ ਤਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਿ ਲੀਆ ਅੰਚਲਿ ਲਾਇ ॥੭੮॥ : Kabeer, the blow (beating-ਸੱਟ, ਚੋਟ) of vices/Bikaar is terrible and cannot be endured. I met the Guru (Shabad) who connected me to his teachings (Giyan-Wisdom, Consel, Upadesh). ||78|| (sggs 1368).

The Wisdom of the SGGS Guides us to avoid beating of Jum in life, Here and Now. Nobody has seen liberation (Mukti) of after death. If we can avoid the beating of Jum while alive, then we don’t need worry about after death nonsense. This is the state of living liberated or living dead.

  • ਇਸੁ ਗ੍ਰਿਹ ਮਹਿ ਕੋਈ ਜਾਗਤੁ ਰਹੈ ॥ ਸਾਬਤੁ ਵਸਤੁ ਓਹੁ ਅਪਨੀ ਲਹੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਸਗਲ ਸਹੇਲੀ ਅਪਨੈ ਰਸ ਮਾਤੀ ॥ ਗ੍ਰਿਹ ਅਪੁਨੇ ਕੀ ਖਬਰਿ ਨ ਜਾਤੀ ॥ ਮੁਸਨਹਾਰ ਪੰਚ ਬਟਵਾਰੇ ॥ ਸੂਨੇ ਨਗਰਿ ਪਰੇ ਠਗਹਾਰੇ ॥੨॥ ਉਨ ਤੇ ਰਾਖੈ ਬਾਪੁ ਨ ਮਾਈ ॥ ਉਨ ਤੇ ਰਾਖੈ ਮੀਤੁ ਨ ਭਾਈ ॥ ਦਰਬਿ ਸਿਆਣਪ ਨਾ ਓਇ ਰਹਤੇ ॥ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਓਇ ਦੁਸਟ ਵਸਿ ਹੋਤੇ ॥੩॥ : A rare person remains Awake (Aware, Alert, Conscious) of the onslaught of Maya (worldly attractions and their corrupting influences – Bhav Saagar). (Whosoever remains Awake within) keeps his spiritual life Intact, (Whole, Undivided – Saabat…). ||1||Pause|| All senses of the body are busy in enjoying their own pleasures (i.e. sense-objects). They do not care to guard their own body (against vices or Bikaar). The five (i.e. lust, anger, greed, attachment, pride) are the plunderers and robbers (ਡਾਕੂ). These thugs descend upon the unguarded (body-) house. ||2|| Our mothers and fathers cannot save us from them. Friends and brothers cannot protect us from them. They cannot be restrained by wealth or cleverness. Only through the association of the Guru (realization of the enlightening Message contained in Shabad), can these evils be brought under control. ||3|| (sggs 182).

Thus, the pre-1469 concept of Jum Doot is RE-DEFINED as the ‘Panch‘ Vikaar or ‘FIVE’ BIKAAR (Kaam, Krodh, Lobh , Moh, Ahankaar), Vices, suffering etc.

  • ਪੰਚ ਦੂਤ ਚਿਤਵਹਿ ਵਿਕਾਰਾ ॥ : Due to (the influence of) the ‘FIVE’ Doot (Kaam, Krodh, Lobh , Moh, Ahankaar) are always afflicted with Vikaar. (sggs 1068).
  • ਮਾਇਆ ਮਹਿ ਕਾਲੁ ਅਰੁ ਪੰਚ ਦੂਤਾ ॥੩॥ : Death and ‘FIVE’ Doot (Bikaar or Vikaar pervades living beings) in Maya. (sggs 1160).
  • ਪੰਚ ਦੂਤ ਬਿਆਪਤ ਅੰਧਿਆਰ ॥੩॥ : (Maya) torments us through the darkness of the ‘FIVE’ Doot (Kaam, Krodh, Lobh , Moh, Ahankaar). ||3|| (sggs 182).
  • ਜਮ ਦਰਿ ਬਾਧਉ ਮਰੈ ਬਿਕਾਰੁ ॥: (Without Realization of the Guru’s Shabad, one) remains in the fear of ‘JUM‘ and thus unnecessarily die spiritually (Aatmak death-ਆਤਮਕ ਮੌਤ). (sggs 904).
  • ਪੰਚ ਦੂਤ ਤੁਧੁ ਵਸਿ ਕੀਤੇ ਕਾਲੁ ਕੰਟਕੁ ਮਾਰਿਆ ॥ : (O Mind!) overpower – subdue, control – the ‘FIVE’ (Kaam, Krodh, Lobh , Moh, Ahankaar) Doot (of Jum) then you will avoid spiritual death. (sggs 917).
  • ਰਵਿਦਾਸੁ ਜਪੈ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮਾ ॥ ਮੋਹਿ ਜਮ ਸਿਉ ਨਾਹੀ ਕਾਮਾ ॥੩॥੭॥ : Ravi Das has Realized the Divine Naam (Giaan-Wisdom, Virtues). So Jum (i.e. Bikaar or Vices) don’t work within me anymore. ॥3॥7॥(sggs 659).
  • ਜਹ ਮਹਾ ਭਇਆਨ ਦੂਤ ਜਮ ਦਲੈ ॥ ਤਹ ਕੇਵਲ ਨਾਮੁ ਸੰਗਿ ਤੇਰੈ ਚਲੈ ॥: Where there is big scary Jum (i.e. Bikaar: lust-desires, anger, greed, etc.) will try to crush (i.e., ruin, break, trample you.), there only the Naam (Giaan-Wisdom) will come in handy in life. (sggs 264).
  • ਪੰਚ ਦੂਤ ਮੁਹਹਿ ਸੰਸਾਰਾ ॥ ਮਨਮੁਖ ਅੰਧੇ ਸੁਧਿ ਨ ਸਾਰਾ ॥ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਹੋਵੈ ਸੁ ਅਪਣਾ ਘਰੁ ਰਾਖੈ ਪੰਚ ਦੂਤ ਸਬਦਿ ਪਚਾਵਣਿਆ ॥੨॥ : The ‘FIVE’ Doot (Kaam, Krodh, Lobh , Moh, Ahankaar) are robbing the world (of spiritual life). But a mentally blinded Manmukh (who has no Realization of the Shabad) has no intelligence nor is he aware (of this robbery). One who becomes ENLIGHTENED – Gurmukh Mindset – protects his Home (Inner Home – mind…); He destroys the FIVE DOOT with the MESSAGE of the Shabad. ||2|| (sggs 113).

It is in the darkness of Haumai (false ego-sense) and its numerous faults (Bikaar, Vices etc) that ‘Jums‘ come into existence.

Only when we come out of the conscience of ‘duality‘ that we can be liberated from the menace of ‘Jums‘ and all other concocted concepts and myths.

The Creator and His Judgement of our deeds is Within, Here and Now, NOT Afterlife or after death

The Gurbani (SGGS) has REDEFINED the concept of Dharma Raj as well.

The Gurbani asserts the One Creator is Within. The implication is that if the One Creator is Within, then His Divine Kingdom (‘Raj‘) is also Within. In addition, if the Creator and His Divine Knigdom (‘Raj‘) is Within, then His Divine Court, Judge, and His Judgement is within as well.

In a nutshell, the Dharma Raj is when Divine Virtues reigns Within our Conscience.

  • ਕਲਿਜੁਗੁ ਉਧਾਰਿਆ ਗੁਰਦੇਵ ॥ ਮਲ ਮੂਤ ਮੂੜ ਜਿ ਮੁਘਦ ਹੋਤੇ ਸਭਿ ਲਗੇ ਤੇਰੀ ਸੇਵ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਤੂ ਆਪਿ ਕਰਤਾ ਸਭ ਸ੍ਰਿਸਟਿ ਧਰਤਾ ਸਭ ਮਹਿ ਰਹਿਆ ਸਮਾਇ ॥ ਧਰਮ ਰਾਜਾ ਬਿਸਮਾਦੁ ਹੋਆ ਸਭ ਪਈ ਪੈਰੀ ਆਇ ॥੨॥ : My Guru has blessed my ‘Kaljug‘ (temporal or deluded state of the mind). All my defiled senses have begun to function to serve You O Guru (i have begun to live by the Message of the Shabad). ||1||Pause|| You are the Creator, You the sustainer of the Creation, You reside Within all. (In this Realization) the Kingdom of Dharma (i.e. Dharma Raj) has been wondrously established within me. All (my defiled senses) have surrendered to become subjects of this Divine Kingdom of Dharma Within. ॥2॥ (sggs 406).
  • ਬਹਤਰਿ ਘਰ ਇਕੁ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਸਮਾਇਆ ਉਨਿ ਦੀਆ ਨਾਮੁ ਲਿਖਾਈ ॥ ਧਰਮ ਰਾਇ ਕਾ ਦਫਤਰੁ ਸੋਧਿਆ ਬਾਕੀ ਰਿਜਮ ਨ ਕਾਈ ॥੩॥ : The One Creator resides in the entirety of my mind. His Naam (Virtues, GiaanWisdom…) is ingrained therein. (As a result) I have ransacked the office of the concocted Dhrm Raj and have left nothing to be accounted for therein (i.e. I have destructed the entire notion of Dharma Raj as an entity of any function in the AFTERLIFE). ॥3॥ (sggs 793).

The SGGS destroys the Myths of ‘Chitr Gupt’, ‘Jum Doot‘ ‘Dharma Raj

In conclusion, the Gurbani (SGGS) shreds into pieces the concocted tales of ‘Chitr Gupt’, ‘Jum Doot‘ ‘Dharma Raj

  • ਮਨ ਪਿਆਰਿਆ ਜੀਉ ਮਿਤ੍ਰਾ ਹਰਿ ਲਦੇ ਖੇਪ ਸਵਲੀ ॥ ਮਨ ਪਿਆਰਿਆ ਜੀਉ ਮਿਤ੍ਰਾ ਹਰਿ ਦਰੁ ਨਿਹਚਲੁ ਮਲੀ ॥ ਹਰਿ ਦਰੁ ਸੇਵੇ ਅਲਖ ਅਭੇਵੇ ਨਿਹਚਲੁ ਆਸਣੁ ਪਾਇਆ ॥ ਤਹ ਜਨਮ ਨ ਮਰਣੁ ਨ ਆਵਣ ਜਾਣਾ ਸੰਸਾ ਦੂਖੁ ਮਿਟਾਇਆ ॥ ਚਿਤ੍ਰ ਗੁਪਤ ਕਾ ਕਾਗਦੁ ਫਾਰਿਆ ਜਮਦੂਤਾ ਕਛੂ ਨ ਚਲੀ ॥ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਸਿਖ ਦੇਇ ਮਨ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ ਹਰਿ ਲਦੇ ਖੇਪ ਸਵਲੀ ॥੩॥ : O beloved mind of mine, adopt (live) the spirituality pertaining to the Creator. (Such Divine Life) is profitable (Laahaa). (Such adopted spirituality) brings realization of the Creator Within in the permanent sense. In such a spirituality the fears or anxieties of death, re-birth and the cycle of reincarnation are eliminated completely. (Because of this adopted spirituality) I shredded to pieces, the belief in the accounting of ‘Chitr Gupt’ and in which the Jum Doot will have no effect on me. That spirituality is the Advice of Nanak that inculcate Love of the Creator Within. This is the spirituality of benefit. ॥3॥ (sggs 79).
  • ਹਰਿ ਕੇ ਸੇਵਕ ਸੇ ਹਰਿ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਜਿਨ ਜਪਿਓ ਹਰਿ ਬਚਨਾਕੀ ॥ ਲੇਖਾ ਚਿਤ੍ਰ ਗੁਪਤਿ ਜੋ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਸਭ ਛੂਟੀ ਜਮ ਕੀ ਬਾਕੀ ॥੨॥ : Those who Realize the Divine Upadesh (Internalization or Becoming the Gurbani) are dear to Him. The account of their deeds written by the mythical or concocted Chitr and Gupt, and the account with the Jum are Eliminated (i.e. for them Chitr and Gupt, Jum Doot etc. do not exist). ||2|| (sggs 668).
  • ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਜਮੁ ਸੇਵਾ ਕਰੇ ਜਿਨ ਮਨਿ ਸਚਾ ਹੋਇ ॥੧॥ : Nanak, (in fact) ‘JUM’ serves those who have inculcated Gurmukh MINDSET (i.e. Enlightened ones) and have Realized the Creator in their mind. ||1|| (sggs 588).

Furthermore, the concocted myths of ‘Dharma Raj is also shredded into pieces by the Gurbani (SGGS). In short the judge, the court, the judgement – ALL OF THAT DOES NOT EXIST.

The Gurbani urges its Sikhs (learners, seekers) to account for their actions to the Creator Within, Here and Now – and that is the only judge, court and judgement Sikhs are to be concerned with.

  • ਸੰਤਨ ਮੋ ਕਉ ਪੂੰਜੀ ਸਉਪੀ ਤਉ ਉਤਰਿਆ ਮਨ ਕਾ ਧੋਖਾ ॥ ਧਰਮ ਰਾਇ ਅਬ ਕਹਾ ਕਰੈਗੋ ਜਉ ਫਾਟਿਓ ਸਗਲੋ ਲੇਖਾ ॥੩॥ : My Guru (Giaan-Wisdom) has provided me with a bounty of Spiritual Wealth (i.e. Enlightenment). As a result of which a deceit (‘ਧੋਖਾ’) has been exposed and removed from my mind. The deceit of Dharma Raj cannot work on me as I have torn up, I have shredded this entire myth of accounting in the AFTERLIFE (because I have done my own accounting within). ॥3॥ (sggs 614).
  • ਸਿਮਰਤ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਿਲਬਿਖ ਸਭਿ ਕਾਟੇ ॥ ਧਰਮ ਰਾਇ ਕੇ ਕਾਗਰ ਫਾਟੇ ॥ : I have realized Naam (Virtues, Giaan-Wisdom…) and discarded my vices. In so doing – I have shredded the account books of the concocted Dhrm Raj (i.e. I have destructed the entire notion of Dharma Raj as an entity of any function in the AFTERLIFE). (sggs 1348).

Thus the Gurbani (SGGS) DESTROYS the concocted mythical narratives and fear of Jum Doot, Chitr Gupt’ and ‘Dharma Raj’ etc. that has been instilled in the minds of people by the promotors of myths who fabricate and spin them.

  • ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਿਨੀ ਆਰਾਧਿਆ ਤਿਨ ਕੇ ਦੁਖ ਪਾਪ ਨਿਵਾਰੇ ॥ ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਗਿਆਨ ਖੜਗੁ ਹਥਿ ਦੀਨਾ ਜਮਕੰਕਰ ਮਾਰਿ ਬਿਦਾਰੇ ॥: All the sufferings and Vices (‘ਦੁਖ ਪਾਪ’) of those who have contemplated on the Naam are removed. The Satgur handed me a Sword of Spiritual Wisdom (i.e. Enlightenment) and with which I have ELIMINATED Jam Doot (i.e. Pain and Vices – ‘ਦੁਖ ਪਾਪ’). (sggs 574).
  • ਜਮ ਦਰਿ ਬਾਧੇ ਮਾਰੀਅਹਿ ਛੂਟਸਿ ਸਾਚੈ ਨਾਇ ॥੨॥: Those impacted by (the fear of) Jum can be saved only through the True Naam (Wisdom, Virtues, Truth…). ||2|| (sggs 1331).


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