Ultimate Purpose of Human Birth

From One (Saabat, Joti-Svaroopa, Embodiment of the Divine Light…), we became two (divided, fragmented, two like a split grain or seed-ਦਲੀ ਹੋਈ ਦਾਲ ਵਾਂਗ ਦੋ ਫਾੜ…). This division or duality (two-ness) is split into: Mann (ਮਨ-mind) and Chit (ਚਿਤ-discerning intellect, Budhi-ਬੁਧਿ, ਅਕਲ, Inner Voice-ਅੰਤਰ ਆਤਮਾ ਦੀ ਆਵਾਜ, Mool-ਮੂਲ…).

  • ਯਾ ਜੁਗ ਮਹਿ ਏਕਹਿ ਕਉ ਆਇਆ ॥: Yaa Yug mahi ekahi kaou aaiaa: (Man) has come into this world to become One (ਇਕ ਹੋਣ ਵਾਸਤੇ ). (sggs 251).

This human life is the opportunity given to us to become One again – “ਸਾਬਤ ਸੂਰਤਿ”, to link back with the Mool-Joti-Svaroopa. If we miss this opportunity, repeated suffering is certain, again.

Our Budhi (ਬੁਧਿ) unceasingly reminds this Truth to our mind by asking: O mind! you used to be ” ਕੇਸਵਾ” (One Pure Consciousness, Joti-Svaroopa, Embodiment of the Divine Light-“ਜੋਤਿ ਸ੍ਵਰੂਪੀ”…), but why have you become now like a split grain or seed (fragmented, divided, conditioned, two, ਦਲੀ ਹੋਈ ਦਾਲ ਵਾਂਗ ਦੋ ਫਾੜ…)?

  • ਆਉ ਕਲੰਦਰ ਕੇਸਵਾ ॥ ਕਰਿ ਅਬਦਾਲੀ ਭੇਸਵਾ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: Aaou kalandar kesavaa. Kai Abdaalee bhesavaa: O Kalandar (mind)! you came as ” ਕੇਸਵਾ” (Kesav-One Pure Consciousness, Joti-Svaroopa, Embodiment of the Divine Light-“ਜੋਤਿ ਸ੍ਵਰੂਪੀ”…), but now (you) have assumed this appearance of a split grain or seed (divided, ਦਲੀ ਹੋਈ ਦਾਲ ਵਾਂਗ ਦੋ ਫਾੜ…) (sggs 1167).

This split, division, or fragmentation is the result of our love for Maya (the principle of plurality…). Although Maya and Brahma are blended with everything, but, on account of our fascination for Maya, our mind either ignores or overrules what our Budhi tells us.

  • ਜਨਮਤ ਮੋਹਿਓ ਮੋਹਨੀ ਮਾਇਆ ॥: Janamat mohio mohanee maya: (But) ever since (man’s) birth, (he) has been enticed by the fascination of Maya (ਠਗਣੀ ਮਾਇਆ). (sggs 251).
  • ਮਾਇਆ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਰਮੈ ਸਭ ਸੰਗ ॥: Maya Brahm ramai sabh sang: Maya and Brahm are blended with everything. (sggs 343).

The Gurbani tells us that we cannot link back to our Mool (One Truth…), unless and until we become One again (Whole, Total, Undivided, Unconditioned, ਸਾਬਤ…), here and now. That is, all conditioning, fragmentation, divisions, duality, etc., must vanish and only One must remain to Realize our Mool.

  • ਏਕ ਜੋਤਿ ਏਕੋ ਮਨਿ ਵਸਿਆ ਸਭ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਦ੍ਰਿਸਟਿ ਇਕੁ ਕੀਜੈ ॥: Ek joti eko mani vasiaa sabh Brahm dristi eku keejai: The One, the Light of the One, abides within my mind; God, the One, is seen in all. (sggs 1325).
  • ਬੀਉ ਬੀਜਿ ਪਤਿ ਲੈ ਗਏ ਅਬ ਕਿਉ ਉਗਵੈ ਦਾਲਿ ॥ ਜੇ ਇਕੁ ਹੋਇ ਤ ਉਗਵੈ ਰੁਤੀ ਹੂ ਰੁਤਿ ਹੋਇ ॥: Beeou beeji pati lai gaye ab kiou ougavai daali. Je iku hoi t ougavai ruti hoo ruti hoi: Those who planted the seed (of Hari Naam-ਹਰੀ ਦਾ ਨਾਮ ਬੀਜ) have departed with honor; (but) for now the seed cannot sprout (because of duality, fragmentation-ਦਾਲ ਵਾਂਗ ਦੋ-ਫਾੜ ਹੋ ਰਹੇ, ਭਾਵ ਦੁਚਿੱਤਾ-ਪਨ, ਦੁਬਿਧਾ ਦੇ ਕਾਰਨ ਜੀਵਾਂ ਦਾ ਮਨ ਨਾਮ ਵਿਚ ਨਹੀਂ ਜੁੜਦਾ…). The seed srouts only if the seed is whole (undivided, Saabat-ਸਾਬਤ…), and if the season is proper (similarly, the Naam-seed sprouts within only if the mind and Consciousness – ਮੱਨ ਅਤੇ ਚਿੱਤ – are one: whole, complete, unfragmented, total, Saabat-ਸਾਬਤ…). (sggs 468).

How? what’s the Process (Way, ਵਿਧਿ…) to become One? According to the Gurbani, the Process is:

  • ਰਹਹਿ ਇਕਾਂਤਿ ਏਕੋ ਮਨਿ ਵਸਿਆ ਆਸਾ ਮਾਹਿ ਨਿਰਾਸੋ ॥: Rahahi ikaant eko mani aasaa maahi niraaso: One who enshrines the One Lord in his mind, remains unaffected by hope in the midst of hope (worldly desires, demands of the body-body consciousness), he lives isolated (ਇਕਾਂਤ i.e., while living in the world -in the midst of Maya – he remains uneffected by it…). (sggs 938).
  • ਏਕੁ ਨਿਰੰਜਨੁ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਜਾਤਾ ॥: Eku niranjanu Gurmukhi jaataa: By becoming the Gurmukh, the One Immaculate (Lord) is known. (sggs 223).
  • ਜਿਨਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਜਾਤਾ ਤਿਨਿ ਏਕੁ ਪਛਾਤਾ ॥: Jini satiguru jaataa tini eku pachhaataa: Who knows (ਪਛਾਣ…) the Satiguru Realizes the One (Lord). (sggs 1070).

In other words, by becoming the Gurmukh (one who has Realized within the Satigur, Gur-Giaan, Gurmat, the One Truth…), one must live to the end in Undivided Consciousness (“ਸਾਬਤ ਸੂਰਤਿ”). To yet put it otherwise, one must transcend the body-consciousness (animal consciousness…), duality (two-ness, Mayaic consciousness…), and so on.

All Gurus and Bhagats have practically demonstrated to the entire world that this can be and must be done, here and now (ਭਈ ਪਰਾਪਤਿ ਮਾਨੁਖ ਦੇਹੁਰੀਆ ॥ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਮਿਲਣ ਕੀ ਇਹ ਤੇਰੀ ਬਰੀਆ ॥… Bhaee praapat maanukh dehureeaa. Gobind milan kee ih teree bareeaa…, sggs 12).


  1. I will call it a ruhani experience to read through the contents of this site. I think none of us can complaint that we were not informed and thus we wasted our human life out of ignorance. Everything, every secret, every wisdom has been made available by the enlightened Gurus for each one of us. It all depends how much one is ready to receive and understand,how much one wants the guru gyan to seep in the soul and free the mind (mann) from the duality. It all depends on ur readiness and eagerness. Guru has already showered his grace. We need to increase our knowing.

  2. Thank you for taking the time to comment on this post. Sorry, we don’t have the Sakhi you are looking for.
    Here are couple of verses from the Gurbani:
    ਕਾਹੇ ਰੇ ਨਰ ਗਰਬੁ ਕਰਤ ਹਹੁ ਬਿਨਸਿ ਜਾਇ ਝੂਠੀ ਦੇਹੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ (sggs 692).
    ਝੂਠੁ ਝੂਠੁ ਝੂਠੁ ਝੂਠੁ ਦੁਨੀ ਗੁਮਾਨੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥: (sggs 1137).

  3. It was very interesting to read your blog. I wonder if you can help me. I have been searching the internet about a Sakhi (story) about one of the Guruji’s about “Jeena Choot Marna Saach”. (My easy translation is Living is a lie and dying is the truth). I can’t find it anywhere. I would apperciate a reply back.
    Many thanks,

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