Rain of Naam

Naam is one of the terms often used willy-nilly. The Pujaaree-Group (priest-class , ਪੁਜਾਰੀ ਲਾਣਾ, Ragi, Parchaarak, etc.) repeats it incessantly, but without explaining from the Gurbani’s point of view as to what it is and how to experience it.

Many go to the good-for-nothing Deraavaad Sant (“ਬਾਨਾਰਸਿ ਕੇ ਠਗ”) to get Naam, as they are the Thekedaar (contractor) of Naam with exclusive rights to market it!

Some will secretly blow it in your ear and will ask you not to reveal it to anybody or share with anybody!

Some will spit it in your mouth!

Nowadays, some are heard selling Naam via email!

This is all fraud as indicated by the Gurbani.

Such religious or spiritual fraud becomes an abominable cruelty when many — instead of understanding the Gurbani through the Gurbani — glorify their own mental inertia and disgusting intellectual morbidity with the plumes of misquoted declarations of the Gurbani.

Who are the victims of religious or spiritual fraud? Obviously, those who are doubt-ridden and lack the Gurbani’s understanding (ਸੂਝ-ਬੂਝ).

According to the Gurbani, the Naam is located within, not outside! For, as indicated throughout the Gurbani, “everything” is within.

  • ਇਹੁ ਮਨੁ ਦੇਹੀ ਸੋਧਿ ਤੂੰ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦਿ ਵੀਚਾਰਿ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਇਸੁ ਦੇਹੀ ਵਿਚਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਨਿਧਾਨੁ ਹੈ ਪਾਈਐ ਗੁਰ ਕੈ ਹੇਤਿ ਅਪਾਰਿ ॥੮॥੧੦॥੩੨॥: Search this mind and body, by the Gur-Shabad-Vichaar (by reflecting on the Gur-Shabad…). O Nanak! Within this body is the Treasure of the Naam; it is attained through the unbounded love for the Gur (Gur-Giaan…) ||8||10||32|| (sggs 427).
  • ਅੰਤਰਿ ਤੀਰਥੁ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਹੈ ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਦੀਆ ਬੁਝਾਇ ॥ ਮੈਲੁ ਗਈ ਮਨੁ ਨਿਰਮਲੁ ਹੋਆ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਸਰਿ ਤੀਰਥਿ ਨਾਇ ॥: Deep within is the sacred shrine (Teerath) of Giaan (Spiritual Wisdom…), which the Satigur has revealed. Bathing in (this sacred shrine), the pool of Amrit, filth of the mind (filth of passions, Bikaars…) is removed and it becomes pure. (sggs 587).
  • ਜੋ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੰਡੇ ਸੋਈ ਪਿੰਡੇ ਜੋ ਖੋਜੈ ਸੋ ਪਾਵੈ ॥: Jo Brahmande soee pinnde… (sggs 695).
  • ਸਭ ਕਿਛੁ ਘਰ ਮਹਿ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਨਾਹੀ ॥ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਟੋਲੈ ਸੋ ਭਰਮਿ ਭੁਲਾਹੀ ॥: Sabh kishu ghar mahi baahari … (sggs 102).
  • ਗ੍ਰਿਹ ਸਰੀਰ ਮਹਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦੀ ਅਪਣਾ ਹਰਿ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਲਹਹਿ ॥੮॥: (sggs 909).
  • ਦੇਹੀ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਨਿਵਾਸੀ ॥: Dehee andari naamu nivaasee (sggs 1026).
  • ਮਨ ਤਨ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਮੰਤ ॥: Man tan antari hari hari mant (sggs 802).

How can the Naam be realized within?

The Gurbani explains to us in very simple terms as to how we all may realize the Naam within, Here and Now. The simple formula given by the Gurbani is as follows.

First off, the Gurbani urges us to bring about a “storm of the Divine Knowledge” within through the Shabad-Vichaar (Gurmat — Spiritual Wisdom or Giaan of the Gurbani). This practice of the Gur-Shabad (ਸਬਦ ਕਮਾਈ) will remove our doubts (Bharam), the spell of Maya (love or hunger of Maya), duality, attachment, desires, wicked intellect, and so on. This all is clearly explained in the following verses:

  • ਦੇਖੌ ਭਾਈ ਗ੍ਯ੍ਯਾਨ ਕੀ ਆਈ ਆਂਧੀ ॥ ਸਭੈ ਉਡਾਨੀ ਭ੍ਰਮ ਕੀ ਟਾਟੀ ਰਹੈ ਨ ਮਾਇਆ ਬਾਂਧੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਦੁਚਿਤੇ ਕੀ ਦੁਇ ਥੂਨਿ ਗਿਰਾਨੀ ਮੋਹ ਬਲੇਡਾ ਟੂਟਾ ॥ ਤਿਸਨਾ ਛਾਨਿ ਪਰੀ ਧਰ ਊਪਰਿ ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਭਾਂਡਾ ਫੂਟਾ ॥੧॥: Behold, O brother! (When) the storm of Spiritual Wisdom comes, (then) the thatched hut of doubt gets blown away; supported by bonds of Maya (this thatched hut of doubt) cannot continue to remain behind (the storm of Spiritual Wisdom or Aatam-Giaan). ||1||Pause|| (As a result) The pillar of duality of the puzzled (i.e., wavering mind, ਮਨ ਦੀ ਇਹ ਡਾਵਾਂ-ਡੋਲ ਹਾਲਤ) drops, and the beam of attachment (supported on the pillar of duality) comes crashing down. The thatched roof (supported on the beam of attachment) of desires caves in, and the pitcher of wicked intellect breaks down. ||1|| (sggs 331).

After the “storm of the Divine Knowledge” has taken place within (i.e., when Gurmat is understood, Aatm-Giaan is awakened, Mool is realized within), then, according to the Gurbani, the magic happens!

That is, the torrential rain of Naam (ਨਾਮ ਦੀ ਬਰਖਾ-ਬਰਸਾਤ) begins to fall, within! This all is clearly explained in the following verse of the same Shabad:

  • ਆਂਧੀ ਪਾਛੇ ਜੋ ਜਲੁ ਬਰਖੈ ਤਿਹਿ ਤੇਰਾ ਜਨੁ ਭੀਨਾਂ ॥ ਕਹਿ ਕਬੀਰ ਮਨਿ ਭਇਆ ਪ੍ਰਗਾਸਾ ਉਦੈ ਭਾਨੁ ਜਬ ਚੀਨਾ ॥੨॥੪੩॥: Your Jan (Bhagat, Daas, Gurmukh…) in drenched with the Water (of the Naam) that rains down in this storm (of the Divine Knowledge). Says Kabeer! Seeing the Sun (of Naam…) rise within, (my) mind is enlightened. ||2||43|| (sggs 332).
  • ਮੀਹੁ ਪਇਆ ਪਰਮੇਸਰਿ ਪਾਇਆ ॥ ਜੀਅ ਜੰਤ ਸਭਿ ਸੁਖੀ ਵਸਾਇਆ ॥ ਗਇਆ ਕਲੇਸੁ ਭਇਆ ਸੁਖੁ ਸਾਚਾ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਸਮਾਲੀ ਜੀਉ ॥੧॥: Meehu paiaa parmesari paaiaa (sggs 105).

The word “ਜਲੁ-Jalu” (literally meaning water) in the foregoing verse symbolizes Naam-Amrit. Here are a few verses from the Gurbani where Naam-Amrit is said to be “ਜਲੁ-Jalu”:

  • ਹਰਿ ਕਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਜਲੁ ਨਿਰਮਲੁ ਇਹੁ ਅਉਖਧੁ ਜਗਿ ਸਾਰਾ ॥: The Water of the Hari’s Naam-Amrit is immaculate. This is the best medicine in the world (to obtain Liberation). (sggs 659).
  • ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਜਲੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਅਗਨਿ ਬੁਝੀ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦਿ ਬੁਝਈਆ ॥੪॥: Following the Gurmat (Teachings of the Gurbani), (whosoever has) obtained the Water of the Naam-Amrit, (his) fire (of Maya, desires…) has been put out. The Gur-Shabad put out (this fire). ||4|| (sggs 834).
  • ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਲੁ ਸੰਚਿਆ ਗੁਰ ਭਏ ਸਹਾਈ ॥੨॥: Amrit Naamu jalu sanchiaa gur bhaye sahaaee (sggs 814).
  • ਝਿਮਿ ਝਿਮਿ ਵਰਸੈ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਧਾਰਾ ॥: Jhim jhim varasai Amrit dhaaraa (sggs 102).
  • ਸਾਵਣੁ ਆਇਆ ਝਿਮਝਿਮਾ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇ ॥: Saavan aaiaa ... (sggs 1250).

The Gurbani further simplifies the process of realizing Naam within — it is a question of becoming the Gurmukh through the Gur-Shabd (Shabad-Vichaar …):

  • ਹਰਿ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਨਿਧਾਨੁ ਹੈ ਮੇਰੇ ਗੋਵਿੰਦਾ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦੀ ਹਰਿ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਗਾਜੈ ਜੀਉ ॥: The treasure of the Hari Naam is within; (this Naam of) Hari is revealed (becomes apparent or evident, ਪਰਗਟ) through the (Wisdom or Brahm-Giaan of the) Gur-Shabad (sggs 174).
  • ਅੰਤਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਨਿਧਾਨੁ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪਾਈਐ ॥: Antari naamu nidhaanu gurmukhi paaeeai (sggs 369).

Now, perhaps we can appreciate as to why the Gurbani indicates Naam Padaarath and Giaan padaarath to be essentially one and the same.

  • ਗੁਰ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਪਦਾਰਥੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਹੈ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੋ ਦੇਇ ਦ੍ਰਿੜਾਇ ॥: The Gur-Giaan (Spiritual Wisdom…) is the Naam Padaarath. (Hence, the Guru) makes the Hari Naam firm (resolved, stable, strong, properly understood, ਪੱਕਾ, ਦ੍ਰਿੜ, etc., in the mind of the sincere seeker of Truth – ਜਗ੍ਯਾਸੂ…). (sggs 759).
  • ਰਾਜਾ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਮੋਰਾ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: Raam Naam is my Brahm Giaan (Divine Wisdom…). ||1||Pause|| (sggs 1159).
  • ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਨਾਮਿ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਹੋਈ ॥: Gurmukhi giaanu naami mukati hoee (sggs 117).
  • ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਨਿਰੰਜਨ ਪਾਇਆ ਗਿਆਨ ਕਾਇਆ ਰਸ ਭੋਗੰ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: Amrit naamu … (sggs 360).
  • ਗਿਆਨਿ ਰਤਨਿ ਘਟਿ ਚਾਨਣੁ ਹੋਆ ਨਾਨਕ ਨਾਮ ਪਿਆਰੋ ॥: Giaani ratani ghati chaananu hoaa… (sggs 584).

Furthermore, to become immersed in the Naam-Amrit (ਆਤਮਕ ਜੀਵਨ ਦੇਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਹਰਿ-ਨਾਮ ਵਿਚ ਲੀਨ ਹੋਣਾਂ), the Gurbani urges us to realize the Gur-Shabad (ਬਾਣੀ ਨਾਲ ਸਾਂਝ ਪਾਣੀ).

In nutshell, “Brahm-Giaan” of the entire Gurbani (Shabad, Hukam…) is the Naam-Amrit.

  • ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਬਦੁ ਪਛਾਣੀਐ ਹਰਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਨਾਮਿ ਸਮਾਇ ॥ ਗੁਰ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਪ੍ਰਚੰਡੁ ਬਲਾਇਆ ਅਗਿਆਨੁ ਅੰਧੇਰਾ ਜਾਇ ॥੨॥: By becoming the Gurmukh Shabad is realized; (and who realizes becomes) immersed in the Amrit-Naam. (Whosoever within) has lit the bright (Light or Lamp of) Gur-Giaan or Spiritual Wisdom, (from within him) the darkness of ignorance gets dispelled ||2|| (sggs 29).
  • ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦੀ ਮਨਿ ਨਾਮਿ ਨਿਵਾਸੁ ॥: Gur sabadee mani Naam nivaas (sggs 158).
  • ਸਾਚੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦਿ ਵੀਚਾਰਿ ॥: Saach Naamu gur sabadi veechaari (sggs 355).
  • ਨਾਨਕ ਸਬਦੁ ਪਛਾਣੀਐ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਸੈ ਮਨਿ ਆਇ ॥੧॥: Nanak Sabadu… (sggs 646).
  • ਸੋ ਐਸਾ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਈਐ ਮਨ ਮੇਰੇ ਜੋ ਸਭਨਾ ਉਪਰਿ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਚਲਾਏ ॥: So aisaa Hari Naam… (sggs 89).
  • ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਬਾਣੀ ਨਾਮੁ ਹੈ ਨਾਮੁ ਰਿਦੈ ਵਸਾਈ ॥: Gurmukhi baanee Naamu hai ridai vasaaee (sggs 1239).
  • ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਵਰਤੀ ਜਗ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਇਸੁ ਬਾਣੀ ਤੇ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਪਾਇਦਾ ॥੩॥: Gurbani varatee ... (sggs 1066).
  • ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇ ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਨਿਤ ਨਿਤ ਚਵਾ ਬਲਿ ਰਾਮ ਜੀਉ ॥: Hari Hari Naam … (sggs 773).
  • ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਬਾਨੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: Hari Hari Naamu japi Amrit Baanee (sggs 741).
  • ਸਫਲ ਸੁ ਬਾਣੀ ਜਿਤੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਖਾਣੀ ॥: Saphal su baanee jitu Naamu vakhaanee (sggs 103).
  • ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਮਿਲੈ ਹਰਿ ਬਾਣੀ ॥੩॥: Gurmukhi Naamu milai hari Baanee (sggs 423).
  • ਇਸੁ ਜੁਗ ਮਹਿ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਹੈ ਪਾਈਐ ਗੁਰ ਵੀਚਾਰਿ ॥: Is jug mahi … (sggs 365).
  • ਜਨੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਬੋਲੇ ਗੁਣ ਬਾਣੀ ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮਿ ਸਮਾਇਆ ॥੪॥੫॥: Janu Nanak bole... (sggs 494).

However — either willfully, or because of ignorance of the Gurbani, or both — the majority (if not all) of the Pujaaree-Group seldom explain this term “Naam” in its true perspective as seen by the Gurbani!

The Gurbani is “Brahm Beechaar” (“ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਬੀਚਾਰ”). There is no place for Karamkaand (rituals) in Brahm-Vichaar. Those who think otherwise apparently take the Gur-Shabad to be just a song or “ਗੀਤੁ-Geetu” and don’t understand the Gurbani, or don’t want to understand it, or just blindly follow the Karamkaand and superstitions propagated by the greedy and crafty Pujaaree-group (ਪੁਜਾਰੀ ਲਾਣਾ) and Deraavaad Sant (“ਬਾਨਾਰਸਿ ਕੇ ਠਗ”), which have been outright rejected by the Gurbani.

  • ਲੋਗੁ ਜਾਨੈ ਇਹੁ ਗੀਤੁ ਹੈ ਇਹੁ ਤਉ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਬੀਚਾਰ ॥: Logu jaanai ihu geetu hai ihu taou Brahm Beechaar (sggs 335).
  • ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਬੋਲੇ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਬੀਚਾਰੁ ॥: Jan Nanaku bole brahm beecharu (sggs 370).
  • ਪੰਡਿਤ ਮੁਲਾਂ ਜੋ ਲਿਖਿ ਦੀਆ ॥ ਛਾਡਿ ਚਲੇ ਹਮ ਕਛੂ ਨ ਲੀਆ ॥੩॥: Pandit mulaan jo likhi deeaa… (sggs 1159).
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  1. prince

    THE MOST REVERED……
    …The dilute rs of gurbani are the most sought after class of our society,,,,the choosers are we, that’s our free will to choose, our free will is governed by,,,mind,,trikut,,,,so our choice is as half baked as our ,,,,I AM THE BODY…..is NAAM the sound orincipal ?

    • Dear Prince Ji, thanks a lot for sharing your Vichaar.

      In nutshell, the understanding / the Divine Knowledge that we obtain from the Gurbani about “Hari” / “Raam” is Naam.

      And, to obtain / realize this Brahm-Giaan is Naam-Japnaa.

      Naam (ਨਾਮ) => is the Vision and Understanding of the Gurbani (Bibek Budhi of the Gurbani) — ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਦੀ ਸੂਝ ਹੀ ਨਾਮ ਹੈ.

      Simply put: Naam => is the “Butter” (ਮੱਖਣ, Essence…) obtained after thoroughly “churning” the milk of the Gurbani.
      Thus, the entire Gurbani is the Naam (Shabad, Hukam, Gur-Giaan, Gur-Upadesh, Gurmat …).

      • ਰਾਜਾ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਮੋਰਾ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: Raajaa Raam Naamu moraa Brahm Giaanu ||1||Rahaaou|| (sggs 1159).
      • ਗੁਰ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਪਦਾਰਥੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਹੈ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੋ ਦੇਇ ਦ੍ਰਿੜਾਇ ॥: Gur Giaanu padaarathu Naamu hai hari naamo dei drirraai (sggs 759).
      • ਐਸਾ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਪਦਾਰਥੁ ਨਾਮੁ ॥ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪਾਵਸਿ ਰਸਿ ਰਸਿ ਮਾਨੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ (sggs 831).
      • ਗੁਰ ਕੈ ਸਬਦਿ ਜੀਵਤੁ ਮਰੈ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਸੈ ਮਨਿ ਆਇ ॥੧॥ (sggs 33).
      • ਗੁਰਮਤੀ ਦਧਿ ਮਥੀਐ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਪਾਈਐ ਨਾਮੁ ਨਿਧਾਨਾ ॥ (sggs 1009).

      Clearly, repeating, for example, “Waheguru, Waheguru…” IS NOT THE GURBANI’S NAAM JAPNAA.

      Next post we will be posting is about the Gurbani’s Instruction / Teaching as to how to server the Naam (Naam Sevaa).

      You might also find this this post of interest: Naam Padaarath and Giaan Padaarath

  2. Prakash S Bagga

    A Quote from SGGS ji in context of NAAMu as
    “LAKH BHAGAT ARAADHE JAPATE PIO.PIO”
    PIO PIO……………………………………………………………………

  3. J

    Kirpal Singh Ji

    Guru Ji said a lot of things but that doesn’t give you the right to change it.

  4. Prakash S Bagga

    I find that the two Quotes presented by Veer T Singh ji are very good indication about NAAMu.
    I think only SaTiGuRu can grace for getting the understanding of NAAMu from these Quotes.

  5. Prakash S Bagga

    Dear Kirpal Singh ji,
    Respecting your views i have few points for your kind consideration as
    1…There is no word in Gurbanee to be known as Waheguru.
    In my understanding the words are WAHiGuROO/WAH GuROO
    2….There is more emphasis on “NAAMu” than NAAM

    You can see for in ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ the reference is for NAAMu
    It is surprising why we do not want to have the knowledge about the use of matra of Aukad under last letter of the word like in ਨਾਮੁ .
    Unless this understanding ic acquired it is just impossible to know NAAMu but once this is understood the ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ shall become
    clear and known.

  6. Kirpal Singh

    The following data about Naam in Guru Granth Sahib goes to prove:- “NANAK KE GHAR KEWAL NAAM”.
    ਨਾਮ (5110 time) ਤੁਲਿ ਕਛੁ ਅਵਰੁ ਨ ਹੋਇ ॥(Raag Gauri M. 5, GGS. 265-8). ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਨਾਮੁ (3303 times) ਪਾਵੈ ਜਨੁ ਕੋਇ ॥੮॥੨॥
    ਰਾਜ ਲੀਲਾ ਤੇਰੈ ਨਾਮਿ ( 646 times) ਬਨਾਈ ॥ (Raag Asa, M. 3, GGS. 385-10).
    Your missive triggers me to share my evolving humble experience with Gurmat Naam.
    ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਮੇਰਾ ਪ੍ਰਾਨ ਸਖਾਈ ਹਰਿ ਕੀਰਤਿ ਹਮਰੀ ਰਹਰਾਸਿ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ (Raag Goojree M. 4, GGS. 10-3).
    Guramath Naam Maeraa Praan Sakhaaee Har Keerath Hamaree Reharaas ||1|| Rehaao ||
    Through the Guru’s Teachings, the Naam is my breath of life. The Kirtan of the Lord’s Praise is my life’s occupation. ||1||Pause||
    My take is that ‘Naam” like Waheguru is beant (without defined limits) but it has a ‘Divine Ras’.
    Naam is divine virtues/soojh-boojh/budh-bebik/sumat arising out of connectivity with Waheguru in an egoless state where one proclaims that “hoon aappu bol na janda’. And it comes with Divine grace/kirpa/nadr/gurparsa/bakhshish… of Waheguru.
    Discussion on Naam will ever remain inconclusive due to its vastness……..
    Bani (Gurbani) – Naam – Guru and Waheguru are interconnected with definite linkage. …

    Admin’s Note: Bhai Sahib kirpal Singh Ji: Huble request – please keep your responses short and sweet. Thank you.

    • Bhai Sahib Kirpal Singh Jio, thank you for sharing your Vichaar.

      The simple, and the eternal Truth of the Gur-Shabad tells me:
      • ਸਬਦੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਧੁਨਿ ਚੇਲਾ ॥: (sggs 943).
      • ਨਾਨਕ ਸਬਦੁ ਪਛਾਣੀਐ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਸੈ ਮਨਿ ਆਇ ॥੧॥: (sggs 646).

      • Jatinder

        When guru Nanak dev jee says Sabad guru , it means he got it from the creator that knowledge was then put into words to convey to us but what he experienced we can only try to grasp according to our individual spiritual development… Not like he did naam is God ..we can only experience as much as He wills…

  7. Prakash s Bagga

    A quote from Gurbanee as
    “AMRIT BANEE HARi.HARi TEREE
    SUNi SUNi HOWEY PARAM GATi MEREE”

    Does this Quote not give the hint for NAAMu?

  8. Prakash s Bagga

    Considering a Quote from Gurbanee as
    “ANDIN JAPIHU GuROO GuR NAAM
    TAA TE SIDH HOYE SAGALE KAAM”
    It would be worth understanding the meaning GuROO GuR NAAM

  9. Prakash s Bagga

    Dear Kirpal Singh ji,
    I refer to a Quote from your message as
    ਦੀਵਾ ਮੇਰਾ ਏਕੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਦੁਖੁ ਵਿਚਿ ਪਾਇਆ ਤੇਲੁ ॥ (Raag Asa M. 1, 358-7).
    Dheevaa Maeraa Eaek Naam Dhukh Vich Paaeiaa Thael ||
    Waheguru’s Name is my lamp; I have put the oil of suffering into it

    It is obvious from the meanings of “Waheguru’s Name” that NAME is different for WAHiGuROO.

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  10. Kirpal Singh

    Dear ‘J’ Ji,

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

    This salutation with “Waheguru appearing twice’ was given by Guru Gobind Singh and ‘Bolo Ji Waheguru’ is part of Sikh daily Ardas (repeated over 10 times).

    I would think it is part of Gurmat and not manmatt.

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