Vichar

Vichar (“Right Thinking or Contemplation”)

 Janam maran dono mein nahin, par upkari aaye

{Above the cycle of life and death, a selfless benefactor has come.}

Enlightened ones say that saints are those who have known their true selves and merged their souls with the Lord, in the same manner that raindrops merge themselves into the ocean. They have become one with the Lord and transcended the cycle of transmigration between life and death. They understand that they are a soul, which is a part of the Almighty, so the concept of death has disappeared for them. They have become immortal. Like when the snow melts the water flows rapidly towards the sea. 

Jan par upkari aaye 

Now, why have they been called selfless benefactors? This is illustrated by something Maharaj Sawan Singh Ji used to say: A lot of people are locked in a jail and an officer comes and finds them living in dirty dark rooms, which are hot and smelly. He gets new quarters made for them as a favor to them. Then another man comes and sees that they do not have warm clothing for winters, he gets good warm clothes made for them. Then a third man comes and sees that they do not get good food and arranges for good food. All three men did favors for the prisoners but the prisoners still remained prisoners in the jail. For instance a king comes and says gets the jail unlocked, freeing all the prisoners – this is how the saints and holy men come to free us from our bondage. 

Kunji satguru haath, aur to dar khule nahin 

{The key is with the Satguru, else the door opens not.} 

The key is with the Satguru and noone else can open the strong door (which is blocking our spiritual journey) – that is why they are called “Selfless Benefactors”. 

Jiya daan de bhakti laye 

{They bestow their life force to initiate devotion in us.} 

The spiritual earning they gain from devoting themselves fully and being awake for nights altogether in His remembrance, is akin to a wrestler preparing himself in the gymnasium, which no one sees, but when he fights in the ring, everyone is amazed that he is such a good wrestler. In the same way, the spiritual pursuits of the saints night after night, no one sees. This spiritual earning is their life force, theNam, with which they are linked, is their life force. When they initiate a disciple, they gift part of this life force. 

Har se layan milaye 

{To merge into the Almighty.} 

Devotion is in one sense an infectious disease, whoever has it can give it to others. If you sit with a devotee, you get infected with devotion. The saints then unite us with the Almighty. One Enlightened one has said: 

Aadhi ghadi ka vichar, sau saal ki bandagi se badh kar hain 

{Contemplation of half a second is greater than hundred years of prayer.} 

This contemplation refers to Almighty’s creation, His praise, His Mercy, His protection. We have to contemplate on this world’s temporary nature. We have to contemplate what we get from a Satsang. Great men tell us that we should contemplate on each line of the spiritual texts, which praise the Lord. 

It is said that the Lord was in a state of bliss, when he had an inspiration to become from one to many. When the inspiration got enacted there was a big sound and light which accompanied it. This light and sound made billions of sections of the universe. The entire universe we see, is his workmanship. Wherever we may go, the north-star is visible only in the north direction, the moon and all other stars are revolving around it, but no two stars collide with each other. This controlling power has control over everything, but no one sees its workings. Whomsoever the saints reveal the knowledge to, can know it, otherwise it is not possible to know it. 

I also thought of myself as a body. When I went to Mahrajji, I asked him that he had not shown me Lord Krishna in my meditation. Maharajji said that if you want to see Shri Krishna, then you should feed your soul before you feed your body. I thought, I don’t even know where the soul is located, where would its mouth be and what will it eat? Then Maharajji pointed at the centre of his forehead and said “Child, soul’s seat is here – it is flowing into the entire world, but its seat is here”. When you sit in meditation and do repetition of theNam, the Lord will send the food for the soul on His own. Like a pregnant woman automatically gets milk in her breasts – the child drinks it and gets strong, the same way the soul will get its food in meditation and become strong. Then he thumped his chest thrice and said if you do not see Lord Krishna inside then I am responsible – and he did show me. These are secrets of saints and their actions. So this was description of their workmanship, plants, leafs, animals and birds all have the light of the Lord. Now they say about the mercy. Swamiji Huzur has said: 

Satguru sharan gaho mere pyare 

{My dear, take refuge of a Satguru, who will guide you to settle your karmas.} 

O my dear ones, go to the refuge of a Satguru, he will tell you the way to get rid of all your Karmas. He burns the Sanchit Karmas (or stored karmas) with his grace at the time of initiation itself. What are left are Prarabdh Karma (Karmas to be settled during this lifetime), whose load the saints lighten, some of them are rid in the dream state, some during meditation and others in other ways. Those who have experienced it will understand faster how the saints reduce the burden of Karmas. Then saints teach us the way to conduct our Kriyaman Karmas (ongoing karmas) – how we should conduct ourselves so that we go beyond the cycle of life and death. Then he says: 

Jis par daya, aadi karta ki, so ye amrit pivan chhaye 

{On whomsoever is the mercy of the Lord, wants to drink this nectar.} 

On whomsoever the Lord is merciful, he gets the desire to drink this nectar. We have a stream of nectar flowing inside, which we need to drink to become immortal. They also ask us to contemplate on the advantages of Satsangs (discourses) which we hear. Satsang is the crown of all pilgrimages. 

Prayagraj is considered as the crown of all pilgrimages inIndia, however, whoever goes there can wash away the dirt on their bodies but not on their minds and souls. There is a story, which goes as follows: 

There was a disciple, who was very rich. He told his master that he was going for a pilgrimage and wouldn’t it be very nice if the master accompanied him. He promised that the master would not face any discomfiture as he would take care of all arrangements. When he pleaded a lot, the master responded “son, I have become old, I do not want to go but you take my staff (a wooden baton) and wherever you bathe, bathe this staff as well. The disciple took the staff with him and bathed it wherever he went. When he came back the master asked, did you bathe my staff? The disciple replied “I dipped it as many times I took a dip”. The master broke the staff and asked the disciple to taste it for it must have turned sweet. The disciple tasted it and said it was still bitter. Then the master told him, that if the bitterness of this staff has not gone then how would the bitterness and the dirt of your mind and soul would have gone. The mind and soul get purified only in a Satsang. 

Satsang tirath raj prayag,

Gang bhakti ki nirmal dhara

Saraswati gyan vairag,

Jamuna gyan vigayan vyavhara

Priti prem anurag,

Teen triveni jo koi nahaye

Jage soya bhag

Satsang is the crown of all pilgrimages.Gangesis the pure flow of devotion, Saraswati is the knowledge of disenchantment from the world and Jamuna is the knowledge of science and conduct. Jamuna is the conduct of religion and one’s responsibility. Attraction, love and affection, whosoever bathes in these three, his dormant good fortune is awakened. 

In Satsang, there is pure flow of devotion and whosoever bathes in that, gets fruits of many pilgrimages and more. In Satsang, we get to know things which we never knew about, like I told you about, where the seat of the soul is? Whoever comes to a Satsang starts getting disenchanted with the world. Their attachment to the world does not remain, they get disenchanted and the world starts looking dull. 

In Satsang, one is taught about how to conduct oneself – hurt no one either in thought, words or deed:

  • Do not think bad about anyone
  • Do not use harsh words to anyone. The Lord resides in everyone, do not speak bitter language.
  • Do not harm anyone by your deeds.

Dharma is made of root “Dhra”, which means “to assume or adopt”. Whatever we hear in the Satsang, we should adopt – and not that we hear them and forget them there itself. Saints teach us how to conduct ourselves – we should speak sweetly as we should remember that we are travelers in this world and it is not our permanent abode. 

Do batein yaad rakh, jo chhahe kalyan

Ek apni maut ko, duje sri bhagwan 

{Remember two things if you want emancipation, first your impending death and second the Lord.} 

One who remembers his death all the time, will not fight with anyone, will not criticize anyone and not praise anyone. He will be worried abut his impending death – so this is on the topic of Satsang being crown of all pilgrimages. 

Now, the saints also say that we should understand each and every verse of the holy books. Sant Kripal Singh Ji used to say that I read one verse from Guru Granth Sahib everyday and the whole day I contemplate on the same. Now what do we do, have a two and half day reading of the whole Ramayan and read it like an express train, we do not think about it. Ramayan has one verse: 

Shri guru pad nakh, mani gan jyoti 

{Guru’s nails on the feet, give out light like jewels.} 

If you take off my socks and see my feet, they do not give light like Jewels. These secret is also revealed by the saints – souls, which get connected with the Sound Current and traversing the spiritual realms will reach the Satlok (purely spiritual region), they will see the feet of the Satpurush (master of the Satlok) will be radiating light like jewels. When we have not reached there, how will we know what kind of light is coming out of there. When we meditate, then we will know. Everyone has assumed a master, but they should go and ask their masters that the holy books say this, what is its meaning. 

Saints also tell us to contemplate on the temporary nature of this universe. Kabirdasji has said: 

Jaise jal ka budbuda, us manas ki jaat,

Dekhat hi chhup jayega, jyo tara prabhat 

{Life of human beings is akin to a bubble in the water, it will disappear like the morning star vanishes as soon as the sun comes out.} 

Man is like a bubble in the water, which will disappear in minutes. He then says: 

Chalti chakki dekh kar, diya Kabira roye

Do patan ke beech mein, sabut bacha na koi 

{Seeing the running mill of the life, Kabirji is saddened, as no one is saved between the two stone flanges of the mill, i.e. day and night.} 

The saints do not get saddened for themselves, they get sad seeing other people’s misery. The day rises and then the night falls, again the day rises, these are the two flanges of the mill and everyone is getting crushed between these flanges, their lives are getting over and they are being hurled towards death – how full of dread are these words. Then he says: 

Aase paase jo phire, nischaye pisve soi

Kili se lage rahen, tako vighan na hoi 

{Whoever is around will necessarily get crushed, one who sticks to the centre will escape.} 

One who remains in illusion of this world will definitely get crushed and will not escape the cycle of transmigration (cycle of life and death). What is the illusion – this is my house, my child , my husband, this is all an illusion. One who sticks to the centre (eye centre behind the forehead), one who connects his soul to the Sound Current, will not face any obstacles and reach the Lord’s abode. 

Yeh ghadia, yeh ghante, sab de rahen hain munadi

Gardo ne tere jeevan ki, ek aur ghadi ghata di 

{These clocks, these hour gongs are all warning you, your life has been shortened by another instant.} 

This clock which is ticking over, is reducing our lifespan and we are moving towards death, but we do not wake up – we act as if we will stay here forever. Saints try to make us understand this. 

Kabirdasji’s ninth jewel is Vichaar, which is being given to you today. These jewels are adornments of the soul, which beautify our soul. Like we wear outer jewellery to embellish the body, we need these jewels to embellish the soul. 

Aag aag kahe, daaj nahin,

Pav na deeje ma 

{By saying fire fire, it will not burn us, till we put our feet on the flame.} 

If we all start saying fire fire, we are not going to be burnt by it. The word fire is different from the fire itself. If we put our feet over the fire we will feel the heat and we will remove our feet from there. Till we put our feet forward and touch the flame, we will not be burnt by the fire. When we come in contact with the fire we will know that it burns, in this same manner the saints tell us: 

Ram Ram sab kahen, Ram na bujhe koi 

{Everyone says Ram-Ram, but they do not know the secret of the Nam of Ram.} 

The entire world is saying Ram-Ram, but no one knows its secret. 

Ram nam shabad hain, 

{Nam of Ram is the internal light and sound, I have been saying this again and again.} 

We used to go to a park where there were 20-25 women who used to repeat Ram-Ram-Ram and rotate the beads. I went to Sikri (a place nearAgra), there also the temple priest used to repeat Ram-Ram. Saints tell us that the Lord is not the spoken name of Ram but the internal Light and Sound, which we fail to understand. Then they say: 

Dhan dhan kahen, dhani jo koi hoi

Te nirdhan rahe na koi 

{By saying Wealth-Wealth, if someone was to get rich, then there would not be anyone left poor.} 

If the entire world starts crying wealth-wealth, would everyone be filled with wealth. By calling for wealth, no one gets wealthy, for that one needs to learn the skills to earn wealth. 

There was a jeweler who became very sick. His entire wealth was spent on his illness. When there was no money left and he was about to die, he started thinking about how his wife and children will survive. He put his hand in the pockets and took out a pearl and told his wife and son that the pearl was very valuable. I have a friend, ask him to get this sold, our generations will be able to survive with that money. After a few days the jeweler died. His wife had kept that pearl safely with her. A few days after his death, she called her son and told him to take the pearl to his father’s friend and tell him that we have no money as everything was spent on his illness. Ask him to get this pearl sold so that we can make our ends meet, from this pearl our generations can survive. 

When the son went to his father’s friend, he told him to keep the pearl in safe-custody with himself as he will have to wait for a king to come as a customer, given the high value of the pearl. He went back and gave the pearl to his mother, who kept it safely. The father’s friend also asked the boy to start coming daily to his shop. The boy started going daily to his shop and the jeweler started teaching him the work – the boy used to go to the school in the morning and straight to the jeweler’s shop from the school and used to return home only at night after learning to work. It took a long period of time, but the boy learnt the work. When he had learnt the work, the jeweler asked him to bring the pearl the next day as he was expecting a big king to come to the shop. When the boy went home, his mother put the pearl on his hand, the boy threw it down on the floor and broke into many pieces. Why did he do that, because he could recognize that the pearl was a fake. In the meanwhile, the Jeweler also came there and told her, “sister, don’t worry, this pearl was a fake, your real pearl is your son”. He has learnt the jewelery trade and he can teach it to his children, this way your generations will live and no one will go hungry. 

In the same way, by calling out for wealth, no one gets wealthy, we should learn the skills for earning wealth, then we can become wealthy. Great men have said that man thinks about a number of things but he has to face difficulties while implementing them. Everyone should understand what is the secret ofNamand whatNamis? 

Aadi nam paras aehe, man maila loh 

{The eternal Nam is like the alchemist’s stone and the mind is like rusted iron.} 

The eternal Nam implies that it was there even when the creation was not made. Guru granth sahib says: 

Aadi sach, jugaadi sach,

Hai bhi sach, Nanak hosi bhi sach

{Eternal truth has been true across eons, it is still true and Nanak says it will always remain true.} 

If there is any truth, it is the Lord’sNam.Namis like the alchemist’s stone and our mind is like rusted iron. Like one can feel the heat by touching the fire, touching theNamof the Lord, the soiled mind becomes gold. And the man who is touched by theNam, his value goes up. 

Parsat hi kanchan bhaya, chhuta bandhan moh 

{Such a person turns into gold, when the chains of attachment are broken.} 

Kaise guru ke mein gud gaoon

Moh maya ke bandhan katein

Aisee daya par bal bal jaoon 

{How do I sing the praise of the Guru, who has broken the chains of my attachment. For this kindness, I am eternally indebted.} 

Whosoever gets colored in theNam, its color does not fade. This is a fast color, no one can make it fade. Those who have become without attachment, no one can inculcate attachment in. Saints come to this world to break our chains of attachment. 

Koti nam sansar mein, tase na mukti hoye 

{He has been given millions of names in this world but none of these names lead to liberation.}

Devotees, rishis and lovers of god have kept many a names for him. Great souls respect all the names kept for the Lord. So how does one liberate oneself. Like someone is locked up in a jail and officer says, liberate them – getting out of the jail is liberation. In the same way the soul needs to be taken out of the jail it is in. Maulana Rum says, who except the Guru can take out the essence from this magical box like body and answers in the same breath – no one. This body is a box filled with magic. The soul is captive in this and only Satguru can liberate it, else it will remain in cycle of birth and death. 

The eternalNamis a secret way and it is repeated internally. The secret repetition refers to the internal sound and light, which is not visible to anyone outside. This secret repetition is understood by very few – only one in millions get it. This goes on internally. Those who get light and sound, they have understood the secret ofNam. 

Nam jo rati ek hain, paap jo rati hazar

Aadi rati sanchare jari kare sab chhar 

{The Nam is one and our sins are thousands, but even half a speck of light in meditating on the Nam, destroys these sins.} 

Even a speck of light in meditation burns the effect of thousands of sins. 

Koi na jam se baachaya, Nam bina ghar paye 

{No one has escaped the lord of death and without Namone is caught in his grip.} 

No one can escape the lord of death. Those who have not been initiated, are taken by the lord of death.Namis gotten if it’s in one’s destiny. 

Koi na jam se baachaya,

Jo jan virahi Nam ke, unko dekh daraye 

{No one has escaped the lord of death. Seeing the one’s withoutNam, he scares them.} 

There was a businessman. He was going home with a load of books of account and wanted a porter who could carry them for him. He saw a saint but mistook him for a porter as it was dark. He offered him money to carry the books. The saint said, I will not take money but on the way you talk to me something from your side and I will tell you something from my side. The businessman said okay, but I don’t have much to say so you tell me something. The saint did Satsang with him the whole way. When they reached home, the saint said “look my good man, you will die on the seventh day. When you reach Yamaraj’s court, they will open your book of accounts and see only sins. Based on that they will send you to the hell. You tell them that I have done one good deed, which is on the last page of the accounts. Say that I have listened to Satsang of a saint and as a fruit of that I want to go to his court as saints do Satsang in other regions as well. Saying this the saint took his leave. 

After seven days the businessman died. He was presented in the court of the Yamaraj, where he repeated what the saint had told him and asked to be taken to the court of the saint. he asked for the fruits of his good deed first and asked to attend the satsang of the saint. When he reached there, the saint asked him to come upfront and sit near him. The businessman kept looking back again and again during the Satsang. The saint asked him why he kept looking back again and again? He said, I have been sent here only for one hour, Yamaraj’s men will be waiting to take me back. The saint said, now you can forget about them. When you heard my Satsang on the way, its fruits got you here, now that you are hearing my satsang here, you have got further good deeds and as a result the Yamaraj cannot take you. Everyone sitting here is an initiate and Yamaraj’s men cannot enter here. Apart from that there are a number of saints sitting here. Saints are true light and sound, Yamaraj cannot take you. 

Eko Nam dhan, hor dhan aave jaave 

{Except the earning of Nam, all other kind of wealth comes and goes.} 

We get a lot of money and we spend it as well, but the wealth of Nam is one which does not get spent and remains with us after death. And no one can take it away from us. Even after knowing this, we do not want to earn the wealth ofNamand spend our time running after the wealth of this world. Kabirdas ji explains beautifully in the following words: 

Kabir soch vichareya, dooja koi nahi,

Aapa pade jab chinya 

{Kabir has given a deep thought, there is no other. This I knew when I realised my self.} 

I have done a long deep thinking, there is no other. I came to this conclusion when I understood myself as a soul and realized that I am made of the same element, the Lord is made of. I am a drop of the divine ocean and my Lord is super conscious, I have devoted myself to Him and become one with Him. 

Every fragment moves towards its source. If you take piece of earth and throw it with full strength, it will still fall back on the earth. If you pump up water to great heights, it still falls back as its source the sea is down below. The rivers rest only when they reach the sea. The fire also goes towards its source. Even if you light a fire in a deep ditch, the flames always go up – a candle burnt upside down, still has its flames go up as its source, the sun is up there. The fourth element is wind. Once, my father got me a balloon, it slipped from my hand. It had air in it, it went up and met its source. Similarly, our soul is part of the Lord and it is in chains, the first chain is of the body, then mother and father, brothers and sisters and husband and wife. These small ties combine to make a strong rope. If it is a small thread you can break it but once it becomes a strong rope it cannot be broken. In the same way this soul is chained and when saints shower their mercy, the soul leaves the body and goes towards its source. 

Kabirdasji says that I have recognized this now, that there is only the Lord everywhere and I cannot see another. Once we see the Lord in everyone, how can we have a rift with anyone, be jealous or criticize anyone. This is a subject to be understood: 

Kabir laga ek se, ek bhaya sab mahi,

To sab mere, mein saban ka, dooja koi nahi

{I got connected to the One, and that One was there in everyone. So everyone is within me and I am within everyone, there is no “other”.} 

Kabirdasi says that I had got connected to the One, but He is in everyone. Everyone is mine and I am for everyone, there is no one who is not mine. When he realized his own self, he says: 

Atam anubhav gyan ki, jo koi pucche baat,

So gunga gud khaye ke, kahe kaun muh swad 

{If someone asks me about the knowledge of self and self realization, my response is similar to the description of the taste given by a speechless person, who has eaten sweets.} 

If someone asks about the internal state of self realization, as a dumb cannot describe the taste of a sweet he has eaten, it is not possible to describe the experience of meeting the Lord. 

Jyon goonge ki sein ko, goonga hi pehchan,

Tyon gyani ke such ko, gyani hi pehchan 

{A speechless person can understand the sign language of another speechless person. In the same way, a self realized person can recognize the bliss of another self realized soul.} 

When a speechless person makes a sign, another specchless person can recognize it. In the same manner, the internal bliss soul enjoys after connecting with the Lord, can be known only by other souls also enjoying the same bliss. 

Atam anubhav jab bhayo,

Tab nahin harsh vichar 

{When one is self realized, then there is no joy or sorrow.} 

Those who are self realized have no joy in anything nor any sorrow. 

Chit deep sam rah raho, taj kar vad vivad 

{Such a person is calm and centered and gives up getting into any arguments.} 

Such a person leaves all arguments and places his attention in the lord. He does not waste his time and is always concerned about utilizing each and every breath he has been given. 

Shvas shvas se Nam jap, vratha saas mat kho,

Na jane kis ant ka, yah shvas hi ho 

{Use each breath to repeat theNamand do not waste your breath. You never know which breath might be your last one.} 

We do not know which breath may be our last one. Kabirdasji says that I have had such an experience that I can only see the Lord in everyone. 

Ae jag Hari ka roop hein, har roop nadir aaya 

{This world is the form of the Lord, in every form He is visible.} 

If the Lord is in everyone then how can I call someone good and others bad. 

Avval allah noor upaya, kudrat de sab bande,

Ek noor te sab jag upjaya, kaun bhale kaun mande 

{This world is made from the divinity of the Lord, every one has been made by the nature. One power of the Lord has made everyone, who can be called good and who can be called bad.} 

Adhi sakhi, sar kate 

{Contemplation on even half a verse, leads to the ego getting demolished.} 

If we contemplate on even half a verse written by a great soul, our greatest enemy, our ego or conceit will leave us. Ravan had ten kind of conceits, so the world made his ten heads and cut them. In reality he had only one head but he had ten kind of conceits. Some people are vain about their knowledge. 

There was a Chaturvedi (one who knowledgeable about the four Vedas), he was conceited about his knowledge. In a place a little away from him, there was an old Brahmin who was illiterate. The old Brahmin was renowned and a number of people used to visit him from afar. The Chaturvedi used to ask those people, why do you go to the old Brahmin? Come to me, I am so highly educated, I will teach you everything. He is an old illiterate. But no one ever listened to him. One day he thought that I will myself go to the old man. He placed his books in a carriage and started for the old man’s house, with the intent of telling him how knowledgeable he was. And that he could teach the people coming to him. 

When he was approaching the old man’s house, there was a lot of dust being raked up by his carriage. The old man was sitting on a wall brushing his teeth and thought where is so much dust coming from. The old man noticed that the wall he was sitting on started moving and he though why was it moving today. Then he saw that the Chaturvedi was coming from front and the Chaturvedi saw that I am sitting on a carriage, which is being drawn by horses, but how is this old man’s wall getting dragged. The old man said, that the Absolute Lord to welcome you must have moved the wall. The Chaturvedi was perplexed and asked “have you seen the Lord?” The old man said yes. Chaturvedi immediately said please show me as well and bowed on the feet of the old man. His conceit left him. 

Jake man vishwas hein, sada guru rah sang 

{One who has faith, the guru always remains alongside such a person.} 

Those who have full faith and those who have completed their spiritual journey, the Guru is always with them. Sarla (a disciple) used to say, that Maharajji is always with me, when I sit in the taxi, on a plane, you are always with me. 

The Kaal puts a lot of obstacles, gives lots of troubles and brings sorrow. But one who has faith in his guru does not shake from his faith even when there are sea of troubles on his head. 

Jo sacha vishwas hein, to dukh kyon na jaye,

Kahe Kabir vichar ke, tan man daye jaraye 

{If one has true faith, why will the troubles not go away. Kabir says after contemplation that the bodily and mental troubles of such a person will disappear.} 

Those who have unshaken faith in their Guru, their bodily and mental troubles disappear. As a corollary, those who do not have faith, their troubles never get over. 

One person came to call Jesus Christ and said my son is very ill, I have a feeling he will not survive, but we hope that if you come he may become well. Jesus said that if you have faith he may be saved, I am unable to anything. Whatever will happen will happen because of your faith. Faith on the Guru is very important. The palace of devotion is built on the foundation of faith. 

Hari ruthe to thor hein, guru roothe nahi thor 

{If the Lord is unhappy with us, we can still be saved by the grace of the guru, but if guru is unhappy with us, there is no place for us in this world.} 

If the Lord is unhappy with us, Guru can plead with Him on our behalf but if Guru is unhappy they have no place to go. On this subject, great souls say that even if someone keeps singing praise of the Guru day and night but does not have faith in his heart, there is no benefit of it. 

Bhajiye nirgun Nam ko, tajiye vishaye vikar 

{Meditate on theNam, which is beyond the three characteristics, leaving all desires and follies.} 

Nirgun is that which is beyond the three atributes (sat, rajas and tamas). We have to transcend the three attributes and meditate on the Lord’sNam. The true devotion is the one in which we merge with the Lord. The Lord becomes ours. 

Paanch Tatva, gun teen ke, aage bhakti mukam 

{Five elements and three attributes, beyond these is the place of devotion.} 

Transcending the five elements (of earth, fire, water, wind and sky) and three attributes, the place of devotion starts. Those who have got the nectar of the Lord, their path is open. 

Bhedi jaane sab gun, anbhedi kya jaane 

{Those who have traversed the path know it, those who have not, how will they know.} 

Those who have not traversed across the sun, moon and stars in their mediatation will not be able to understand. What is said in the Satsang, sometimes one understands after ten years and sometime twenty. It is easy to speak but Kabirdasji says: 

Boli to anmol hein, jo koi jaane bol 

{Speech is priceless, for those who know how to speak.} 

Great souls say that whatever you speak first think about it. Break the temples and mosques if you have to but don’t break anyone’s heart. 

Ghat ghat mein Har ji basein, taj de vachan kathor 

{In every heart Lord resides, give up speaking harsh words.} 

Whenever you speak it should be sweet. 

Boli hamari paltaya, ya tan yahi desh,

Khari te mithi kari 

{Saints have turned my speech while in this body and in this world. They have made it from sour to sweet.} 

The saints have made my speech sweet while living in the body and this world itself. 

Kabir ulte gyan ka, kaise karoon vichar 

{Kabir how do I contemplate this knowledge, which is opposite of what the world teaches.} 

Whatever has been said till now, I have said after long thought. This knowledge is reverse of what is taught in the world. This is the knowledge of the divine, which is reverse. A man can traverse anywhere with this knowledge, close your eyes and reach the destination. 

This thought which has been put forth to you, I hope that you will contemplate on this and try to inculcate it in your life.

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