Omnipresent God

Those who have realized God cannot describe God. On the other hand, those who describe God do not know God!

Commonly all world-religions and believers at least claim that God is:

  • Omnipotent — with unlimited power,
  • Omnipresent — whose presence is widespread or everywhere.
  • Indestructible.
  • Invisible, and so on.

The only thing that meets the foregoing common parameters is ENERGY.

  • ਪੂਰਾ ਥਾਟੁ ਬਣਾਇਆ ਪੂਰੈ ਵੇਖਹੁ ਏਕ ਸਮਾਨਾ ॥ : The perfect Creator has created the perfect expanse of the Universe; you can see that He is uniformly pervading everywhere. (sggs 797).

Hence God is nothing but this UNIVERSAL ENERGY that is present in all of Existence or Creation (i.e. System-Rule-Law of Nature: Hukam).

  • ਹੁਕਮੈ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਸਭੁ ਕੋ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਹੁਕਮ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਹੁਕਮੈ ਜੇ ਬੁਝੈ ਤ ਹਉਮੈ ਕਹੈ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥੨॥ : Everyone is subject to the Creator’s Hukam (System-Rule-Law-Order of Nature), none is outside of His Hukam. Nanak, If one Realizes His Hukam Within, then one does not behave egotistically — upon Realizing the Hukam within, false perception that I exist outside of His Hukam ceases to be. ॥2॥ (sggs 1).
  • ਦਰੋਗੁ ਪੜਿ ਪੜਿ ਖੁਸੀ ਹੋਇ ਬੇਖਬਰ ਬਾਦੁ ਬਕਾਹਿ ॥ ਹਕੁ ਸਚੁ ਖਾਲਕੁ ਖਲਕ ਮਿਆਨੇ ਸਿਆਮ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਨਾਹਿ ॥੨॥ : Ignorant people read and read (scriptures, but without understanding) and feel happy (in their bloated false ego-sense), and they speak nonsense. (But they do not know that) the True ‘Khaalak’ (Creator, Universal Energy… also) dwells in its creation; (neither Khaalak is sitting on a separate seventh heaven etc.) nor Khaalak is an idol of Krishna of legends. ||2|| (sggs 727).

In short, neither God is a male (man) sitting somewhere on a throne in the sky, or a female (woman) floating on a lotus flower etc.

Also, according to the Gurbani in SGGS, God is Unfathomable. Therefore, the ENTIRETY of the One Creator is beyond human Realization.

  • ਤੂ ਦਰੀਆਉ ਦਾਨਾ ਬੀਨਾ ਮੈ ਮਛੁਲੀ ਕੈਸੇ ਅੰਤੁ ਲਹਾ ॥ : I am merely a fish in the Unfathomable Ocean that is You, how can I ever fathom You in entirety? (sggs 25).
  • ਜੇ ਸਭਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਕੈ ਆਖਣ ਪਾਹਿ ॥ ਵਡਾ ਨ ਹੋਵੈ ਘਾਟਿ ਨ ਜਾਇ ॥੨॥ : Even if all people of this entire world were to get together and speak of God’s greatness, He would not become any greater or lesser. ||2|| (sggs 9).

Therefore God’s name in Gurmat is meant for understanding, not for robotic or mechanical chanting etc. In short, it is meant for BECOMING (God-like Virtues) — BECOMING NAAM ( i.e. Virtues / Wisdom), Realizing Naam within, inculcating Naam Within, or Internalizing Naam within.

Hence ‘NAAM JAPANAA‘ in the Sikhi of Baabaa Nanak is living daily life with Wisdom / Virtues — practical Spirituality.

There is NO difference between Creator and His creation

The most all-encompassing Sikh or Gurbani term for God is ‘Kartaa Purakh’, the Creator of the universe, both visible (Sargun) and invisible (Nirgun).

God as UNIVERSAL ENERGY is in the entire universe (i.e. sky, earth, water…), every drop of water, every grain of sand in every bit of atmosphere, in every leaf, in each creature and the life throb in every being of Existence.

  • ਲੋਗਾ ਭਰਮਿ ਨ ਭੂਲਹੁ ਭਾਈ ॥ ਖਾਲਿਕੁ ਖਲਕ ਖਲਕ ਮਹਿ ਖਾਲਿਕੁ ਪੂਰਿ ਰਹਿਓ ਸ੍ਰਬ ਠਾਂਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ : The Creation (Khalak) is within the Creator (Khaalik), and the Creator is within the Creation, totally and absolutely pervading and permeating all places. O people! Anything and everything to the contrary is simply an illusion. ||1||Pause|| (sggs 1350).
  • ਫਰੀਦਾ ਖਾਲਕੁ ਖਲਕ ਮਹਿ ਖਲਕ ਵਸੈ ਰਬ ਮਾਹਿ ॥ ਮੰਦਾ ਕਿਸ ਨੋ ਆਖੀਐ ਜਾਂ ਤਿਸੁ ਬਿਨੁ ਕੋਈ ਨਾਹਿ ॥੭੫॥ : Fareed, the Creator (Universal Energy…) is in His Creation, and the Creation is in the Creator (i..e the Creator is Realized within His Creation). What of Creation can I deem bad when there is none without Him within. ॥75॥ (sggs 1381).
  • ਕਰਤੇ ਕੁਦਰਤੀ ਮੁਸਤਾਕੁ ॥ : O Kartaar (Rabb, Universal Energy…)! Only by seeing Your Kudrat (System-Rule-Law of Nature…) I am in love with you (longing for…). (sggs 724).
  • ਮਨ ਤੁਆਨਾ ਤੂ ਕੁਦਰਤੀ ਆਇਆ ॥ : (O Khuda, Rabb, God…!) You are omnipotent/powerful, I have come (into the world) through Your Kudrat (System-Rule-Law of Nature……). (sggs 1291).

That said, we humans are always and only Energy beings – our energy being manifested in physical, mental and spiritual forms within us. Particularly we humans are at our best when these three energy forms (physical, mental and spiritual) are synchronized within us. But, in reality, due to a variety of reasons we are rarely in synch with these three energy forms (physical, mental and spiritual) of ourselves and our existence.

The Gurus and Bhagat have used terms that were already within the use and within the psyche of people of the time. However, they have used these terms as examples (ਹਵਾਲਾ), but explicitly with new meanings and understanding to fit the new and unique spiritual paradigms of Sikhi or Gurmat (Wisdom of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, SGGS); NOT to regurgitate what already existed before the Gurus!

The Gurmat (Wisdom, Giyan, Upadesh, Sikhiaa, or Way of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, SGGS) teaches us that – on account of diversified activities or Virtues of the ONE Creative Universal Energy – people call God by many names.

Also, people call or explain it differently because that’s what they have been told from childhood. For example, Muslims’ God is different for they were told so, Christian God is different for they were told so, Buddhist God is different for they were told so, Hindu God is different for they were told so, and so on.

  • ਕਿਰਤਮ ਨਾਮ ਕਥੇ ਤੇਰੇ ਜਿਹਬਾ ॥ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਤੇਰਾ ਪਰਾ ਪੂਰਬਲਾ ॥ : (O Creator!) All names uttered by the tongue are all Your descriptive names (which your children have created or made-up describing Your diversified activities or Virtues in Kudrat). Your first or primary Virtue is ‘Sat-ਸਤਿ’ — permanently in existence. (sggs 1083).

However, there is a huge difference between the Inner Experience (Anubhav-ਅਨੁਭਵ) or Realized Wisdom (Giyan-ਗਿਆਨ) and what we were taught or conditioned from the very childhood (ਸਿਖਾਈ ਗਈ ਗੱਲ). Any borrowed collection of information is NOT real Wisdom (Giyan-ਗਿਆਨ) – its a false or Mithiaa knowledge for its bases is false.

So, call it by whatever name you like — Universal Energy, God, Rabb Parmaatam, Truth, Allah, Kudrat, Hukam, Akaal, Gobind, Hari, Raam etc. — the Wisdom (Giyan-ਗਿਆਨ) of the SGGS tells us that everything is Rabb or God.

  • ਅਨਿਕ ਭਾਂਤਿ ਹੋਇ ਪਸਰਿਆ ਨਾਨਕ ਏਕੰਕਾਰੁ ॥ : Nanak, the One ‘Ekankaar’ (God) has manifested in the creation in the so many ways. (sggs 296).
  • ਬਲਿਹਾਰੀ ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਵਸਿਆ ॥ ਤੇਰਾ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ ਲਖਿਆ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ : (O Divine – the Universal Energy, Hukam, Law or System of Nature…!), I’m thankful to You who abides in ‘Kudrat’ (Nature…). Your limits cannot be comprehended. ||1||Pause|| (sggs 469).
  • ਏਕ ਰੂਪ ਸਗਲੋ ਪਾਸਾਰਾ ॥ : One form extended into everything (sggs 803).

Hence, according to the Inner Experience or Wisdom-Giyan-ਗਿਆਨ of the 35 composers of the Bani who are included in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS), God (Universal Energy) is ever present within.

  • ਤੂ ਹਿਰਦੈ ਗੁਪਤੁ ਵਸਹਿ ਦਿਨੁ ਰਾਤੀ ਤੇਰਾ ਭਾਉ ਨ ਬੁਝਹਿ ਗਵਾਰੀ ॥ : (O Lord!) You dwell, hidden, within the Heart day and night; but the fools do not understand how to Love You. (sggs 607).
  • ਸਭੁ ਗੋਬਿੰਦੁ ਹੈ ਸਭੁ ਗੋਬਿੰਦੁ ਹੈ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਬਿਨੁ ਨਹੀ ਕੋਈ॥ : Gobind (Universal Energy) is All (i.e., in everything and everywhere), Gobind is All (i.e., in everything and everywhere); without Gobind, there is nothing at all. (sggs 485).

Gurbani says a ‘rare’ person who lives a divine Life (Gurmukh, Daas, Jan, Bhagat) with these divine traits becomes Hari-like (Rabb-like or God-like)!

  • ਹਰਿ ਕਾ ਸੇਵਕੁ ਸੋ ਹਰਿ ਜੇਹਾ ॥ ਭੇਦੁ ਨ ਜਾਣਹੁ ਮਾਣਸ ਦੇਹਾ ॥ : Hari’s Sewak (Daas, Jan, Bhagat, Gurmukh, who live a divine Life) becomes Hari-like (Rabb-like or God-like). Seeing his human body, don’t think of him as different from Rabb or God. (sggs 1076).

God is not a subject of finding


In other words, Rabb or God is not a subject of ‘finding’ but ‘Realizing’ – knowing ownself!

To put it otherwise, many people waste their entire life in finding Rabb or God that was never lost in the first place!

The Gurbani asserts that on account of our delusion or ignorance, we just do not understand the simple Truth that Rabb or God dwells within like the reflection in the mirror or like the fragrance in the flower.

  • ਕਾਹੇ ਰੇ ਬਨ ਖੋਜਨ ਜਾਈ ॥ ਸਰਬ ਨਿਵਾਸੀ ਸਦਾ ਅਲੇਪਾ ਤੋਹੀ ਸੰਗਿ ਸਮਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਪੁਹਪ ਮਧਿ ਜਿਉ ਬਾਸੁ ਬਸਤੁ ਹੈ ਮੁਕਰ ਮਾਹਿ ਜੈਸੇ ਛਾਈ ॥ ਤੈਸੇ ਹੀ ਹਰਿ ਬਸੇ ਨਿਰੰਤਰਿ ਘਟ ਹੀ ਖੋਜਹੁ ਭਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਭੀਤਰਿ ਏਕੋ ਜਾਨਹੁ ਇਹੁ ਗੁਰ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਬਤਾਈ ॥ ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਬਿਨੁ ਆਪਾ ਚੀਨੈ ਮਿਟੈ ਨ ਭ੍ਰਮ ਕੀ ਕਾਈ ॥੨॥੧॥  : (O mind!) Why search the Creator outside in the forest? (The Creator) who is omnipresent but always detached (from the influence of Maya), is always Within you. ||1||Pause|| Just as fragrance resides in a flower and reflection in the mirror, similarly the Creator resides within all; O brothers, search Him Within. ||1|| The Guru has imparted this understanding — realize the presence of the same One Creator both within you and outside in everything. ‘Jan’ Nanak says, without KNOWING one’s ownself, the moss of doubt from the mind does not go away. ||2||1|| (sggs 684).

Although the musk is stored within a deer’s body, however, due to guiled by his own delusion, it wanders about in the forest to find it. Similarly, due to doubts (ਭਰਮ-ਜਾਲ), we keep searching God outside in the gross objects, though Rabb is right here, within.

  • ਘਰ ਹੀ ਮਹਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਭਰਪੂਰੁ ਹੈ ਮਨਮੁਖਾ ਸਾਦੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ॥ ਜਿਉ ਕਸਤੂਰੀ ਮਿਰਗੁ ਨ ਜਾਣੈ ਭ੍ਰਮਦਾ ਭਰਮਿ ਭੁਲਾਇਆ ॥ : The Amrit of Naam is overflowing within every human being, but the Manmukh (Unenlightened being) does not realize it. Just as a deer does not recognize its own musk-scent (which is located within its own body), and wanders around deluded to find it outside. (sggs 644).
  • ਸਭ ਕਿਛੁ ਘਰ ਮਹਿ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਨਾਹੀ ॥ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਟੋਲੈ ਸੋ ਭਰਮਿ ਭੁਲਾਹੀ ॥ : (The Divine Virtues, Wisdom, Spiritual tranquility, Naam, Shabad, Amrit, Prabh, ਆਤਮਕ ਸੁਖ…) all that is within the Heart-Home; not outside. Who searches outside is deluded by doubts (sggs 102).

Mental traps

The majority of us are caught in the trap of doubts (ਭਰਮ-ਜਾਲ) in different ways, at different levels, and with different intensities.

Ignorance of one’s True Nature, false ego-sense (Haumai), the feelings of selfhood or duality deludes our intelligence and gives rise to doubts. The influence of doubts is so contagious that it destroys one’s ability to Understand a simple Truth.

  • ਬਜਰ ਕਪਾਟ ਕਾਇਆ ਗੜ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਭੀਤਰਿ ਕੂੜੁ ਕੁਸਤੁ ਅਭਿਮਾਨੀ ॥ ਭਰਮਿ ਭੂਲੇ ਨਦਰਿ ਨ ਆਵਨੀ ਮਨਮੁਖ ਅੰਧ ਅਗਿਆਨੀ ॥ ਉਪਾਇ ਕਿਤੈ ਨ ਲਭਨੀ ਕਰਿ ਭੇਖ ਥਕੇ ਭੇਖਵਾਨੀ ॥ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦੀ ਖੋਲਾਈਅਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਾਨੀ ॥ : Within the body-castle of a self-conceited person, there are adamantine doors of falsehood and fraud; (but) deluded by doubt, the mentally blind and ignorant Manmukh (self-willed, apostate, etc.) does not see them. The guisers (of religious robes – ਭੇਖਧਾਰੀ) have grown weary of adopting religious garbs, (even) they could not find by (such) efforts. (When one) meditates on the ‘Hari’ Naam (Spiritual Knowledge, Giyan…), their doors are opened through the Gur-Shabad (Gurmat, Shabad-Vichaar, Gur-Giyan…). (sggs 514).

So, if we want to free ourselves from this moss, grating, mental traps, doubt (‘ਭ੍ਰਮ ਕੀ ਕਾਈ’, ‘ਭ੍ਰਮ ਕੀ ਜਾਲੀ’, ਭਰਮ-ਜਾਲ…) etc. the Gurbani tells us the mind must burst open the egg of doubt (ਭਰਮ ਦਾ ਪੜਦਾ…) and come out of it.

  • ਫੂਟੋ ਆਂਡਾ ਭਰਮ ਕਾ ਮਨਹਿ ਭਇਓ ਪਰਗਾਸੁ ॥ ਕਾਟੀ ਬੇਰੀ ਪਗਹ ਤੇ ਗੁਰਿ ਕੀਨੀ ਬੰਦਿ ਖਲਾਸੁ ॥੧॥ : (With the Gur-Giyan or Wisdom) there is enlightenment in the mind, the egg of doubt (Bharam, delusion) is broken (i.e. my mind is free from doubt now). The Gur (-Giyan or Wisdom) has cut fetters (of my attachment) from my feet, and set me free from the bondage of attachment (to Maya). ||1|| (sggs 1002).

Confusion created by the self-serving Pujaaree about ‘Sach Khand

First, ‘Sach Khand‘ is Not a one word as in Sachkhand.

Sach Khand‘ consists of two words: ‘Sach‘ (the Creator) + ‘Khnad‘ (Realm).

The self-serving Pujaaree groups in Sikhi have created tremendous confusion when they refer historical Gurdwaras as Sach Khand or refer to Sach Khand as some sort of location ‘UP THERE’ in the sky where God resides. To keep their freeloading business (ਧੰਧਾ) going, they always misquote the following verse of Baabaa Nanak from Japji Sahib without understanding its true meaning:

  • ਸਚ ਖੰਡਿ ਵਸੈ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰੁ ॥ : The (Ultimate) Realm of the Formless Creator is the Realization of the Creator Within (i.e. the ‘Sach Khand‘, the Creator and Realization of the Creator are all Within). (sggs 8).

As a result, many of us also take this verse literally without understanding its true meaning, and assume that ‘Sach Khand‘ is a place up there in the sky where ‘Nirankaar‘ or the Creator resides!

The self-serving Pujaaree (clergy) and many of us have no clue that the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) repeatedly reminds us that ‘Nirankaar’ or the Creator is present in every atom and resides in His creation including we all humans. Since the Creator is Within, commonsense would dictate that ‘Sach Khand‘ is also Within! But, unfortunately, commonsense is not common anymore.

Take the Guru’s sword of Wisdom

To accomplish that, the Gurbani urges us to take up the Sword of the Guru’s Wisdom to cut the net of doubts (ignorance, foolishness, delusion of the Mayaic mind…) into pieces.

  • ਅੰਤਰਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਪਛਾਣਿਆ ਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਵਡਿਆਈ ॥੭॥ : Brahm is realized within through the Grace of the Gur-Giyan (i.e., Wisdom). (sggs 425).
  • ਮਤਿ ਵਿਚਿ ਰਤਨ ਜਵਾਹਰ ਮਾਣਿਕ ਜੇ ਇਕ ਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਸਿਖ ਸੁਣੀ ॥ : The Internalization of (this) one Priceless Message of my Guru (i.e. Shabad) makes my spirituality Shabad Based (i.e. Virtues-ਗੁਣ, Wisdom). (sggs 2).

Hence, people who think of Rabb sitting in a specific building should read and digest this Shabad of Bhagat Kabeer Jee. In this Shabad, Bhagat Kabeer Jee has blown up the falsehood and special places of Rabb made by the crafty and illiterate Pujaaee groups or the Pujaaree systems of all organized religions (Majhab-ਮਜਹਬ).

  • ਅਲਹੁ ਏਕੁ ਮਸੀਤਿ ਬਸਤੁ ਹੈ ਅਵਰੁ ਮੁਲਖੁ ਕਿਸੁ ਕੇਰਾ ॥ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਨਾਮ ਨਿਵਾਸੀ ਦੁਹ ਮਹਿ ਤਤੁ ਨ ਹੇਰਾ ॥੧॥ ਅਲਹ ਰਾਮ ਜੀਵਉ ਤੇਰੇ ਨਾਈ ॥ ਤੂ ਕਰਿ ਮਿਹਰਾਮਤਿ ਸਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਦਖਨ ਦੇਸਿ ਹਰੀ ਕਾ ਬਾਸਾ ਪਛਿਮਿ ਅਲਹ ਮੁਕਾਮਾ ॥ ਦਿਲ ਮਹਿ ਖੋਜਿ ਦਿਲੈ ਦਿਲਿ ਖੋਜਹੁ ਏਹੀ ਠਉਰ ਮੁਕਾਮਾ ॥੨॥ : If (as per Muslim belief) Allah lives only in mosque, then to whom does the rest of the world belong? And Hindus believe that God resides in an idol; there is no truth (ਅਸਲੀਅਤ) in these claims (of both Hindus and Muslims – both have NOT realized God). ||1|| O God, the Allah and the Ram, I remain spiritually alive by remembering You as ONE. O God! Please bestow Your mercy on me. ||1||Pause|| (Hindus believe their) God’s abode is in the south direction (in Jagannath Puri which is in south India), and (Muslims believe their) God or Allah’s abode is in the west – in Mecca. (But O man!) Search God Within your Heart and ONLY in your Heart; because this is the ONLY place where God lives ||2|| (sggs 1349).

Even the self-serving, paid clergy in Sikhi and Deraavaad propagates the false (ਝੂਠ) concept of a separate God from man, which is totally Anti-Gurmat. The Gurmat of Baabaa Nanak or SGGS is NOT meant to regurgitate nonsense that existed before and during the time of the Gurus and Bhagats.

The idea behind this phony concept of a manufactured God ‘up there’ or ‘there yonder’ is to keep people’s mind enslaved and fearful. It’s all about securing a return business (ਧੰਧਾ) in the name of the Gurus and the Gurbani. The truth is that these people themselves are lost in the search for God (ਰਬ ਨੂੰ ਲਭਦੇ ਲਭਦੇ ਆਪ ਹੀ ਗੁਆਚੇ ਫਿਰਦੇ ਹਨ).

The Gurbani really labors to hammer this simple truth into our deluded heads.

For example, both the ocean and the waves are water. Although both the ocean and its waves are made of the same water, but for the sake of discussion one is called the ocean and the other is called the wave. Similarly, although both the gold and gold-bracelet are one and the same gold, but for the sake of discussion one is called the gold and the other is called the bracelet. Similarly, sun and rays are the same thing; etc.

Similarly, Bandaa (human being) and Rabb are the same thing.

  • ਜਲ ਤੇ ਤਰੰਗ ਤਰੰਗ ਤੇ ਹੈ ਜਲੁ ਕਹਨ ਸੁਨਨ ਕਉ ਦੂਜਾ ॥੧॥ : From the water, the waves rise up; and from the waves, the water. They are only different by figures of speech. ||1|| ||1|| (sggs 1252).
  • ਤੋਹੀ ਮੋਹੀ ਮੋਹੀ ਤੋਹੀ ਅੰਤਰੁ ਕੈਸਾ ॥ ਕਨਕ ਕਟਿਕ ਜਲ ਤਰੰਗ ਜੈਸਾ ॥੧॥ : You are me, and I am You—what is the difference between us? We are like gold and the bracelet, or water and the waves ||1|| (sggs 93).

Who created separate God?

Clearly, SGGS tells us that separate God – separate from man – is a blunder created by the crafty and self-serving Pujaaree to frighten people and fleece them. After all, all man-made religions are created as business (ਧੰਧਾ)!

  • ਭ੍ਰਮ ਛੂਟੇ ਤੇ ਏਕੰਕਾਰ ॥੩॥ : When all doubts are gotten rid of, then what remains is the ONE (Creative, Universal Energy or Hukam: System-Rule-Law of Nature). (sggs 736).
  • ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ ਬਸਤ ਰਿਦ ਮਹਿ ਖੋਰ ॥ : My Beloved lives in the cave of my Heart (sggs 1121).

One thing is very clear from the SGGS: The Gurbani does NOT believe or does NOT create separate God from man!

Throughout the SGGS, thus, the Gurbani provides us with some glimpses of the greatness, vastness, limitlessness etc. of Rabb (Universal Energy). Last, but not least, let’s consider couple of more Shabad from the Gurbani:

  • ਆਉ ਕਲੰਦਰ ਕੇਸਵਾ ॥ ਕਰਿ ਅਬਦਾਲੀ ਭੇਸਵਾ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਜਿਨਿ ਆਕਾਸ ਕੁਲਹ ਸਿਰਿ ਕੀਨੀ ਕਉਸੈ ਸਪਤ ਪਯਾਲਾ ॥ ਚਮਰ ਪੋਸ ਕਾ ਮੰਦਰੁ ਤੇਰਾ ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਬਨੇ ਗੁਪਾਲਾ ॥੧॥ ਛਪਨ ਕੋਟਿ ਕਾ ਪੇਹਨੁ ਤੇਰਾ ਸੋਲਹ ਸਹਸ ਇਜਾਰਾ ॥ ਭਾਰ ਅਠਾਰਹ ਮੁਦਗਰੁ ਤੇਰਾ ਸਹਨਕ ਸਭ ਸੰਸਾਰਾ ॥੨॥ ਦੇਹੀ ਮਹਜਿਦਿ ਮਨੁ ਮਉਲਾਨਾ ਸਹਜ ਨਿਵਾਜ ਗੁਜਾਰੈ ॥ ਬੀਬੀ ਕਉਲਾ ਸਉ ਕਾਇਨੁ ਤੇਰਾ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰ ਆਕਾਰੈ ॥੩॥ ਭਗਤਿ ਕਰਤ ਮੇਰੇ ਤਾਲ ਛਿਨਾਏ ਕਿਹ ਪਹਿ ਕਰਉ ਪੁਕਾਰਾ ॥ ਨਾਮੇ ਕਾ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਅੰਤਰਜਾਮੀ ਫਿਰੇ ਸਗਲ ਬੇਦੇਸਵਾ ॥੪॥੧॥ : O God, You have appeared as ‘Kalandar‘, looking like Sufi Fakir. ||Pause|| (O God) this entire SKY is as Your CAP (Kulaa) and the seven nether worlds (ਸੱਤ ਪਤਾਲ of Muslim belief) are as Your sandal. (O God) all the bodies are Your Abode and this is how You live as the sustainer of the world (Hukam: System-Rule-Law of Nature). ||1|| (O God) 56 million clouds are like Your gown (ਚੋਲਾ) and 16,000 universes are like your skirt (ਤੰਬਾ). (O God) The whole vegetation is your grinding club and this whole world is your plate (ਭਾਂਡਾ). ||2|| (O God!) my body is Your mosque and my mind is the Mullah, the priest, praying in a state of poise. O FORMLESS (God), You married to world-play (Maya). ||3|| (O God) while performing Your Bhagti (in temple) my cymbals were snatched away (i.e. Pujaaree thinks I’m low caste etc.), unto whom I should complain now – there is none above You? (Says Namdev!) God is Omniscient and and pervades everywhere (i.e. limitless, Great etc.). ||4||1|| (sggs 1167).
  • ਕੋਟਿ ਕੋਟੀ ਮੇਰੀ ਆਰਜਾ ਪਵਣੁ ਪੀਅਣੁ ਅਪਿਆਉ ॥ ਚੰਦੁ ਸੂਰਜੁ ਦੁਇ ਗੁਫੈ ਨ ਦੇਖਾ ਸੁਪਨੈ ਸਉਣ ਨ ਥਾਉ ॥ ਭੀ ਤੇਰੀ ਕੀਮਤਿ ਨਾ ਪਵੈ ਹਉ ਕੇਵਡੁ ਆਖਾ ਨਾਉ ॥੧॥ ਸਾਚਾ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰੁ ਨਿਜ ਥਾਇ ॥ ਸੁਣਿ ਸੁਣਿ ਆਖਣੁ ਆਖਣਾ ਜੇ ਭਾਵੈ ਕਰੇ ਤਮਾਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ : If I could live for millions and millions of years, and if the air was my food and drink (i.e. if only I could survive without having to work to earn a Living); and if I lived in a cave and never saw either the sun or the moon, and if I never slept, even in dreams (i.e. if I did not need to sleep at all); even so (O Creator) I would not have sufficient time to Realize Your Greatness, how then do I narrate of Your immense standing. ||1|| The Creator who is in perpetual existence is Formless and thus located Within. Narratives regarding the Creator’s location are hearsay, the desire to Realize the Creator Within is predicated on the confines of Hukam. ||1||Pause|| (sggs 14).
  • ਨਾਨਕ ਕਾਗਦ ਲਖ ਮਣਾ ਪੜਿ ਪੜਿ ਕੀਚੈ ਭਾਉ ॥ ਮਸੂ ਤੋਟਿ ਨ ਆਵਈ ਲੇਖਣਿ ਪਉਣੁ ਚਲਾਉ ॥ ਭੀ ਤੇਰੀ ਕੀਮਤਿ ਨਾ ਪਵੈ ਹਉ ਕੇਵਡੁ ਆਖਾ ਨਾਉ ॥੪॥੨॥ : Nanak, if I had tons of paper (describing God’s greatness…), and if I were to read them over and over again; and if I were to write (your greatness, praises etc.) with never ending ink and my pen moving as fast as the wind, even then Your worth can not be determined. How can I describe your Greatness? ||4||2|| (sggs 14).
  • ਕਵਨ ਵਡਾਈ ਕਹਿ ਸਕਉ ਬੇਅੰਤ ਗੁਨੀਤਾ ॥ : O God of Infinite Virtues,  which of Your glories can I describe? (sggs 810).

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  1. Very similar to Vedic thought, which also believes divinity dwells in mountains and rivers, in all creatures, all nature.

  2. Well said and explained. I totally agree and enjoyed reading your gurbani quotes and explanation. May I also add, “Gur Saahee joth paragatt hoe.” So unless and until one does not experience the truth within oneself and knows the value of each and every breath, one just lives in fantasy or in a world away from truth.

  3. The wordings are really touchy, but we get involved in our day to day chores so much, that we forget the reality and again start searching for the God’s existence.

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