Sunday, Feburary 7th,2010
Discourses of His Holiness Satguru Baba Hardev Singh Ji MaharajSaints in today’s discourse, babaji was emphasizing on one thing that in every era, every saint and mahapursha used to wish the welfare of all the human beings. And only those people took the advantage of this who understood the message of these saints. If a person keeps on saying water, water, does he able to quench his thirst? No! He needs to drink water for that. Thoughts of saints always encourage us to live with love, emotions not with hatred and jealousy.
Sunday, January 3,2010
Discourses of His Holiness Satguru Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj
Delhi, Samagam Ground, Opp. Nirankari Sarovar, January 03, 2010
Friday, January 1,2010
Delhi, Samagam Ground, Opp. Nirankari Sarovar, January 01, 2010
Sunday, December 10,2009
Source: Stream of thoughts- www.nirankari.org
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Words of saints tell us about Guru mat, how to maintain and retain
guru mat, and inspire us to walk on same path.
Mankind, humanity is the path to complete this journey of life.
this messege is being given at different places by saints, whether it
is India or any other country where its chance to visit or there are
many places which are even not visited, but the there is feeling of
here in few countries it was thought that mission is only on local
level, but it is like ocean, very much elaborated and very very
what is being though about religion, religion is taken as rituals, if
any one keep on following only rituals, he will not become religious.
We have Enough religions to hate but not enough religions to love,
who keep hating, discriminations, and after doing few works and
obeying few rights and rituals said I have become religious, so that's
why those preachers said that in this nirankari mission we got to
know true definition of religion, that what religion is,
Religion is actually spirituality, in which there is love, harmony,
and no ill feelings for others. This was view point of one who does
not belong to mission but have attended only one congregation.
dance seems to be awkward,
Those who have not tasted sugar, will not know sweetness of sugar,
So in such a world who have not tasted sugar, not listened music,
Those who have not understood the importance of love,
One who do not have knowledge that 'humanity' which is true religion,
those people have negative ideology for and negative views for the
saints and followers.
So there are such challenges which saints have to bare from time to
Such challenges where there is so much ignorance
Where there are so much narrow-mindedness, rudeness, and so many
Bringing such people out of those things is not that easy task.
Likewise from time to time saints have been contributing in such
Saints finished themselves for mankind; such contribution by saints to
enhance has not remained un-influenced.
And these are being done continuously, where ever cadre move.
People are joining this cadre every day
This cadre is for welfare of people
tolerance is decreasing, and ending of tolerance,
Can not tolerate dresses of others, languages, belonging country, to
which prophet one prays, which religious book one reads, whether the
skin is black, i.e for any thing there is no tolerance left.
thing different shapes are given by man. So these things become cause
of destruction in life.
is turned into faraway feeling. (nazdeekat doorie mei badal gayi)
have importance. They are only heartily people, one who gets
frustrated with small thing and can not tolerate are not heartily
people and do not have that level of tolerance.
tolerance and not to show aggressiveness for many small things.
So that's why saints are inspiring to follow tolerance, as they
themselves practice in their own life.
abuse words can be, he was saying all those abuse words and kept using
abuse language for Saint Budha and the followers who were standing
aside got Red-Angry that they will shatter that man at the same time,
how he can use abuse words for their Preacher,
And saint Budha is giving them hint to not to do so, be peaceful,
And that man said so many things, and when he went back after saying
too many things and after abusing, then followers asked to saint
Budha, that why did u stopped us, this thing is not tolerable at all.
So then Saint Budha replied and asked, that if some one gives you a
gift, and you do not accept that gift so what happens at that time?
So followers replied that, it will remain with one who brought that
At that time Saint Budha replied that, he too brought gift for me, and
I did not accepted that gift, so he took it along with him.
This shows that it was so serious matter and how it was diluted.
If man learn this art of living then 99% of matter will not be any
And for these reasons there is destruction all over.
Here saints are bringing into notification and consideration that we
have to see each and every side and phase. There are many phases in
life. We have to make each and every phase beautiful and make all
phases and sides stronger. Like in body each and every part is of
ours, and we want that each and every part of our body should remain
strong. We do not say that my arm can remain weaken but my foot or leg
should be stronger but we want our whole body stronger.
Like we want all parts of our body to be stronger and healthy, in same
way in life there are many sides, phases, if those phases come into
our life, at that moment too we have to keep all phases strong, as we
take in the form of tolerance, so tolerance should exist in that
Saints are repeatedly saying and need is to implement.
Monday, September 21, 2009
happening as per His will, then why is man held responsible for his
actions? Why is man punished for the same?"
While accompanying Gurudev during the walk, 'Bekal' Ji started an
interesting discussion with Satgurudev.
He said to Gurudev, "Baba Ji, I do not understand one point; when God
is the doer behind every action and everything is happening as per His
will, then why is man held responsible for his actions? Why is man
punished for the same?"
Smilingly, Gurudev said, "You have asked quite a few questions in a
single attempt. God is the doer behind everything or everything
happens with God's will; these two are quite different from each
other. Then man is not punished only but he is rewarded and honoured
too. You did not mention this."
After pausing for sometime, Gurudev explained, "There is a need to
think and analyse deeply to understand these questions. God Nirankar
is Omniscient. His will, His command is His law. According to His
will, man is free to do whatever he wants. Man can perform all his
actions because of this freedom that God has given to him. That is
why, whatever is happening, is within the will of God.
The fruit of every action has also been ordained by God. So according
to whatever a man does, he reaps the respective fruit of those actions
under the same will of God. Or you can say that a man has the freedom
to act as per the will of God and he also gets rewarded or punished as
per the will of God".
Trying to explain with the help of an example, Gurudev said, "We know
that to understand a book, we need to know the language in which that
book is written. Or we can also say that we read the book only because
of the knowledge of that language. But we are free to choose what we
want to read. The knowledge of the language does not interfere with
our choice of books."
When Gurudev paused after saying this much, 'Bekal' Ji said again,
"Baba Ji! It means that God does not do anything."
"Yes, God is non-doer, but also the doer," Gurudev said. I had been
thoroughly enjoying the intellectual discussion on such a deep
subject. Gurudev stated further, "In reality, God is a Supreme Energy,
a super conscious force. A force which is pervading each and every
particle of the universe in such a manner that not even a single leaf
can move without it. The will of this Supreme Being is also as
immovable and impartial as He Himself. That is why the freedom
bestowed upon an individual under God's will is not obstructed in any
way by God Himself. Therefore, God is non-doer while being a doer."
After this explanation by Baba Ji, 'Bekal' Ji asked Gurudev another
question, "Baba Ji! When God is a Conscious Energy then why does He
not stop us from doing evil?"
Gurudev continued to explain with a natural flow, "As you know, the
scientists have proved today that energy never does anything on its
own even though nothing is performed without it. The instrument which
is connected to the energy is the one which operates. For example,
electricity is an energy. It does not function on its own; but when we
connect it to a heater, it starts giving heat and by connecting a
cooler with it, we start getting cool air. The heat, light or the
coolness does not depend upon the electricity but on the instrument
connected to it. Even though the instruments run with electricity, yet
it does not interfere with the way the instruments are using it.
Electricity is the same in all the instruments. What do you want?
Should electricity agree to give coolness but refuse to produce heat?
It cannot happen. In the same manner this Conscious Energy also
operates. It does not act on its own; the living being (Jeeva)
connected with it like an instrument, performs various acts under the
influence of his own subtle agents like mind, intellect, consciousness
and ego etc.
The living being gets its life force from the same Conscious Energy
but at the same time this Super Energy does not interfere with the way
the being uses it according to his own individual traits and free-
will. The being also gets the fruits of all his actions according to
the will of the Almighty Nirankar. Because of the freedom of action
decreed by Divine Will, this Supreme Force does not stop us from
performing any act."
All three of us continued with our walk after Gurudev became quiet. I
felt that 'Bekal' Ji was still doubtful about something. Trying to
probe what he was thinking, I said, "So, 'Bekal' Ji! What are you
to be free from the fruit of their actions; does Divine Will not apply
'Bekal' Ji addressed me and said, "Baba Ji has clarified everything,
but I am still confused on one point. God-realised ones are considered
to be free from the fruit of their actions; does Divine Will not apply
I looked at Gurudev silently. Gurudev smiled and started saying, "It
is not like this. God's will is applicable to everyone. The one who is
a doer will definitely get the fruit of his action. But since a God-
realised person is devoid of the feeling of doership, he always stays
within the perimeter of divine will and since he has surrendered
everything to the Almighty Nirankar, he cannot be bound by the bondage
of the fruit of his actions. For example, if a person hits someone
with a baton, then it is not the baton which is going to be challaned
or punished. Similarly, the baton would also not be rewarded if
somebody saves a person with its help. The one who performs his
actions considering himself to be the doer, would definitely be bound
by his actions."
Thus speaking, Gurudev became quiet. After walking for sometime,
Gurudev resumed talking once again and stated, "A God-realised person
is linked with Nirankar, he has already surrendered his everything to
Nirankar; so he performs all his acts within the will of God. God's
will is always kind and benevolent for everyone. Therefore, the
actions of a God-realised person too are always virtuous and kind. As
long as he is linked with Nirankar, he cannot do any evil action and
the moment he commits anything evil, then one may know that he is not
linked with Nirankar; that action has sprouted from his own ego and
even a God-realised person will have to reap the fruit of such an
action." My heart was feeling extremely elated after listening to such
a lucid and wise explanation of such a subtle topic. 'Bekal' Ji also
appeared to be fully satisfied.
Friday, September 18, 2009
If it was the age of Guru Nanak, even during those times the (real) beneficiaries were only those who listened to what he preached, who submitted to him and sought his blessings. No wonder, even persons like Sajjan Thug were pardoned and began to be counted in the category of saints, But this divine light was of no use to the people who described Guru Nanak as a misguided man (Kurahiya). Satguru was very much there, but blessed were only those who sought his holy company, listened to what he taught and acted upon the same. A saintly person (Gurmukh) always acts on the advice or principles of his divine master. On the other hand, an ignorant person (Manmukh) goes the way where there are only evils, only thorns. He does feel the pain, which results in the loss of peace of mind. He treads on the thorns of five (notorious) instincts- lust, anger, greed, passion and ego and feels the pain but still continues to walk on the same. No doubt even saintly people have to walk on these thorns, but they cover their feet with the shoes of spiritual enlightenment. Thus these thorns do not prick them, do not become a reason for the pain. Divine masters have always advises man, given him the wisdom so that he understands that if he goes by thorny path, there is bound to be pain, there is bound to be suffering. On the other hand, if he adopts the path, which is full of flowers, he will get the fragrance only, the pleasure only. An ignorant person (Manmukh) does not only adopt the thorny path but also keeps on spreading the thorns so that the others who pass that way are also troubled. Saints, however, do not spread the thorns for others; they endeavour to remove the thorns. They know the method, they have the knowledge to make others feel happy. They tell them that they can be happy by aligning themselves with this Ultimate Truth, God-Nirankar, by making their mind the dwelling place for the Almighty al the time and submit to the divine will in all situations. These illusions, these false allurements of worldly materials are there at every step, but a saint associates himself with God and finds peace and happiness not only for himself but others also, notwithstanding opposition from the people of the ignorant world. For example, the scorpion does not give up stinging, while the saintly people do not give up their selfless effort to save it. Similarly, saints do not give up their path of spiritualism, even if the ignorant people continue to make efforts to harm them. Those who have faith in the divine masters, those who are saints and devotees, they do not spread the flames (of hatred); they only extinguish the same. They are men of peace. They do not possess any weapon to cause any harm to others. In fact, herein lies their distinction, their greatness. They do not follow the path of the downfall of others. They march on the path of the uplift of others. The person, who causes downfall of others thinks that he is brave, but the principle that has been proved since ages says that the person who rescuers others is in fact great. Anybody can be wounded anywhere with any weapon, but can we find the healers of those wounds too in every house, in every street? No. This does not happen. Suppose a person is injured in a village. He has to rush to the town in search of a doctor. There too, when he inquires whether there is a doctor he gets the reply that he should go further, he should go the next ward, where he may find a doctor or a hospital.
What we mean to say is that those who heal the wounds of others are not found in every street, in every ward. This is so because it is a noble task which very few can afford to perform. To tear a cloth into pieces does not require much effort. Give the scissors to a child, he will do it in no time. But these pieces can not be stitched together in one second or in one minute. it requires lot of labour, lot of skill to do so. This tough job of stitching together, uniting together, this noble task of the uplift of others, healing the wounds of others is the privilege of the saintly persons only.
Where do these noble people acquire these qualities from? They obtain them from the company of saints, by doing the service to them. The company of saints always glorifies us, fills our minds with nectar (righteousness) and helps virtues enter our lives. The only requirement, however, is that we should fully surrender to and align with godly persons.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Discourses of Satguru-Stream of thoughts- Gain from Spiritual enlightenment
The nature of a saintly person can be compared with that of a cow, while an unsaintly person is like a snake. We feed the cow with grass, sometimes not even green. Even then it gives us milk. On the other hand, we offer milk to the snake and we know that it gives only poison in return. In fact the snake stings even after drinking milk, because it can give to others only what it has. Saints are known to be helpful to others. They share the burden of others. In their company millions attain salvation. Take for instance a nail, which is quite sharp. If we drive it into a piece of wood, it makes a hole, it causes damage. if it is thrown into the water, it sinks and is lost for ever. But if there is a big log of wood floating on the water and we put the nail on it, it will also swim across.
Exactly like this, even the ignorant people get salvation when they find the support of saints. It must, however, be noted that the unenlightened persons can swim across only when they seek help from saints. In the darkness of materialism, it is difficult to know as to who is a devotee and who is devil; who is accomplished with spiritual knowledge and who is not; who is devoted to his divine master and who is not. To look at, they appear to have no difference. By deeds, of course, they may be distinguished from each other. Sometime back we were on a long journey. We carried some food with us. On the way, we sat under a tree to take our food. As you know, the taste of pickles is acidic or sour and often it is said that its use spoils the throat. As we were throwing a piece of pickles that was left, we saw some crows hovering over there. Suddenly, it came to our mind that a crow is already not having a sweet voice, it has a hoarse voice. We said, rather in a light vein, that a crow has nothing to lose if it takes pickles, because its throat is already like this. But if we give pickles to the cuckoo, it may harm its throat because it has a sweet and charming voice. Similarly, there are evil persons in this world, whose actions are bad, who harm one another. In case they do a bad deed, we do not bother. We simply remark that they are like this only. But if a good person whom we call a saint, adopts an evil, everybody takes notice. Saintly persons are always expected to be good and gentle in their behaviour. In case any shortcoming is noticed in their conduct, it gets highlighted. Therefore, saints are required to be more careful about their conduct. In fact they always remain alert.
The gain from spiritual enlightenment is more in the case of saints who make use of it. For example, when the sun rises, it rises for all, but only those will gain from its light who leave their dark, dingy rooms and come in the open. There are several other effects of the sun also. For instance, it provides strength to the human body. It makes the corn nutritious. But all this can be possible by becoming face to face with the sun. However, those who continue to stay in darkness, who on their own keep themselves imprisoned in their rooms or who cover themselves with sheets of cloth, can not derive any benefit from the sun. Whenever Gurus or Prophets appeared in this world in the olden ages, it was said:
MITI DHUND JAG CHANAN HOYA- It means the mist of darkness is gone and there is light. It is just like the sun, we were discussing above.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
It means that saints possess calm. They do not give up their saintly nature even if they come across millions of unsaintly persons. We get peace of mind from this kind of conduct of the saints only. it is such qualities that provide peace of mind. it is because of these qualities that even sinners get pardoned; they too get salvation. A saint does not vacillate. He remains firm, because he is aligned with this God. In fact that is the reason why such qualities enter his life. So long as we are not aligned with God, we remain narrow-minded. As soon as we are associated with God, our narrow-mindedness gives way and then we pray for the goodwill of all, we do good to all. This change in our life comes when we are associated with saints, when we realise this God Nirankar and when we become the humble servants of humanity.
Saints! Only a person who knows this Permanent Power (God) and aligns himself with it can remain fearless, unshaken and firm and love all while having faith in truth. In fact all saints are loving devotees of the True Master. The one who loves every saint, indeed loves the True Master. Therefore, we must show love and respect to all saints or fellow devotees. And we must have this feeling throughout our life.
An ignorant person is unable to have such a feeling. When mind prevails over us we are overwhelmed by the non-cooperation of the mind, we are overwhelmed by ego. In other words, when we start to believe: I know a lot, I understand a lot, I am perfect, I am a great intellectual, I am physically very strong and so on, the 'I' enters our mind and there is no room for the love for others to flourish. With the coming of ego, the stream of love ceases to flow. where 'I' dwells, God Formless does not; and where God dwells 'I' does not.
How to recognise Satguru? He can be recognised only by the knowledge of truth, the knowledge of God he has. A doctor is not known by his physical appearance or his dress. He is known by the knowledge he has, by the skill he possesses. Similarly, only a person who has studied law, who possesses the knowledge of law, is called advocate. Mere physical appearance or black gown does not make one advocate. Similarly, we call a person saint only if he possesses God-knowledge or knows God. The one who unites us with Truth, with God, is Satguru. .
Once we know this God, all misgivings and misapprehensions are over. The sense of difference between our own and strangers is gone. The walls that tend to divide people as high and low on the basis of caste, are shattered. There is no hatred, there is no malice. This life is automatically filled with joy. And all this is possible only with the benevolence of the True Master.
In case the human being even after coming to this life and judged to be superior to all others, continues to indulge in the same actions as can be performed by animals also, what is the usefulness of this life? For example, if man makes the construction of houses the aim of his life and spends all his time in its pursuit, what remains special about the human life? Even birds make their dwellings. Even a sparrow constructs a beautiful nest on the branch of a tree by collecting straws one by one. Even a tiny ant which is hardly visible digs a hole somewhere and makes it a dwelling place. If we get children, even they (animals etc.) procreate. Similarly, there are other activities that cover the entire course of human life; they are also being performed by the creatures in other lives. Animals are performing them, birds are also performing them. In fact, over and above man has adopted an action from the life of animals. Like animals men also pounce upon each other (over a piece of flesh) and cause bloodshed. Then, where is the difference? Where is the superiority of the human being? His importance is there only when he establishes his relationship with God. This is what has been accepted as the real aim of human life. This makes human body important. Take for example a vessel, which contains valuable articles. The vessel also becomes precious and it is kept with lot of care, it is kept under constant watch. But we know that nobody cares for a dustbin. Similarly, this human body has no value if man does not realise God. Man must, therefore, give top priority to the realisation of God, during this very life, for this is the opportunity, this is only spell to do so, and it not must be missed :
Once upon a time a man was passing through a street. He heard some people quarrelling inside a house. He stopped and then went inside with the intention to resolve the dispute. He found that the quarrel was between husband and wife, quite angry with each other. The man asked them, "Why are you quarrelling?" The husband told him that he wanted to make his son a doctor, while his wife was creating a fuss and insisting to make him a lawyer. The man said, "Why don't you call your son and ask him? May be he does not want to become either. He may like to become a businessman or an engineer. If he is reluctant to tell you, call him, I will speak to him." Hearing this, both husband and wife became silent. The man asked them again to call the boy. The husband said, "Sir, the son is not yet born." This is exactly what the (so called) men of religion are doing today. One is bent upon running down rather killing the other in the name of God. They are, however, yet to realise God, foster it in their hearts. When we associate God with our lives, nourish it, there is no reason why we should disown or try to run down one another.
All these disputes, bickerings and tension will exist only until God dwells in our hearts, until we realise God and have communion with the Almighty. As soon as this occurs, the entire world gets peace and there is joy everywhere.
VISR GAYEE SAB TAT PARAYEE, JAB TE SADH SANGAT HUM PAYEE; NA KO BAIRI NAHIN BEGANA, SAGAL SANG HUMKO BAN AYEE.
A spiritually enlightened person or the one who has realised God, sees the Almighty in all and is guided by the spirit of service for all. In regard to such saints, it is said: SANTAN KE GHAT RAHT HAI, SAB KE HIT KI BAAT; GHAT GHAT DEKHE ALAKH KO, PUCHHE JAT NA PAAT.
If walls are erected around a man, he cannot see the world outside. He is shut out from the reality of the world. He is cut off from the entire world and finds himself in utter be wilderness. As you know, criminals are kept in cells. Behind the bars, they are cut off from the world. They sit in closed rooms where each and every moment of life passes like hell. Man created this hell for him, when he erected the walls around himself, the walls based on caste, creed, colour, language and religion. Surrounded by these walls, he can see only himself. He thinks everything for himself, for the fulfillment of his own interests. The result is conflict between man and man, separation from each other, pain and suffering. So long as these walls are not broken, man cannot be free, cannot find peace. There are so many diversities in our social life - the diversities of language, dress, diet and mode of living. Once we are in alliance with God, all these diversities stand converted into unity. No doubt, we may never be able to achieve uniformity i.e. similarity of dress, diet and mode of living, which is impossible. In this way, we cannot bring minds closer. Here we require sense of unity, unity which is possible only through the realisation of God. Suppose we want to make a garland. This is not possible without a thread. Once we have the thread, we can put together flowers of different colours - red, yellow, white and so on. But if we do not have the thread at all, we cannot make a garland. Similarly, it cannot be possible to make a garland of mankind without the thread of God.