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Brahm Prakash - Sat Shabd Hai Guru (Selected Verses Only) - Translation

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BRAHAM PRAKAASH (SELECTED VERSES ONLY)
BY PEER SHAMSH

sat shabd hay guru hamaaraa, taa(n)ko lekhe nayo sa(n)saaraa......1

The True Word(Holy Word or "Isme Azam") is my Guide(or remover of darkness).
The world at large does not have much regard for it.

sat shabda kaa karo veechaaraa, peershaah kahojee vaara(m)vaaraa..2

Reflect (contemplate, meditate) upon the True Word and say 'PeerShaah'
(name of the Lord or other form of zikr) as often as possible.

pratham dheeyaan rattanaasu(n) keeje, neeshdeen peershaah peershaah bhanneeje
.........................................................3

At first one should focus on repeated remembrance of this word in one's own mind
and indeed remember the word "PeerShaah" (or any other name of Allah) day and night.

teen maas rattanaa beech rahyaa, peechhe naam brahmaa so kahyaa...4

If you maintain constant remembrance for at least a period of three months,
it becomes the word of "Brahmaa".

[The "BOL" given by the Satguru has a pronounciable sound which eventually becomes
"non- pronounciable". It develops into "Divine sound vibrations" and becomes
"Ajampia Jaap" (non pronounciable word) as said by Peer Sadardeen in some other geenaan.
After three months of constant practice, the "BOL" develops into a "Divine Sound" or
"Primordial Sound". This primordial sound existed long ago before the invention of any
language and could only be communicated to people by Haazar Imaam and through Him
by His appointed successor. According to most religions, long before the creation,
there was only "Primordial Light" and from the light came the "Word" and the
"Word" was "God". After three months of constant practice, one does realise
the significance of the "BOL", as explained by Peer below.]

naam letaa bhayaa prem prakaashaa, tab upajyaa manvishvaas........5

By taking the name, light of "love" starts shining in one's mind and deep
faith "IMAAN" gets generated. [Love and faith become one as
without the one the other cannot exist.]

kaho prem laksha kesaare bhaai, gupta bhed kahu(n) pragatta bataai6

Brother, you may ask, what is this Light of Love?
Let me tell you openly the secret.

gad gad laheree premakee utthe, taa(n) beech sheeree mukhakee chhutte
...........................................................7

There will gush forth waves of love in your mind and the divine
nector will flow freely into your mouth.

hot gal galee sukhme agaahee, taa(n) beech manvaa rahyaa samaai...8

Happiness (or bliss) bubbles and your mind gets enveloped into it.

chale tratt jahaa(n) premkee dhaaraa, pivat prem hovat matvaalaa..9

When there is such a flow of love, the drinker becomes
drunk with love. He becomes "mast" (like mast fakir).

chhakee kar bakeeyaa anbhaya baanee, dur paho(n)chekee yehee neeshaanee
.......................................................10

"Chhakee" means drunk or divinely intoxicated. "Chhakee" gets so drunk
with love that he fearlessly recites his experience. This is a sign that he has
reached far. In other words he has made progress. [In the present time the
Imaam has discouraged people to articulate this experience.]

brahm sukhakee kyaa kahu(n) vaddaai, maheemaa adheek kahee nav jaai
............11

How can I describe this happiness of Brahmaa? This bliss?
It's importance is beyond words and is undescribable.

pothee pataraa vaa(n)chee sunaave, vaa(n) sukh kee gatee ve nahee paave
............................................................12

No amount of reading of books (scriptures, philosophy books e.t.c.)
can give you the experience of this happiness, also no sermons can
describe the experience of this bliss.

In the next few verses, the Peer describes the wasted efforts of the
sects and people who are looking for the happiness and salvation
through austerities, penances, privations and pilgrimages etc.
Then he mentions the names of some well known self realised
persons mostly from the Hindu scriptures.

ab chh maas dhyaan harade rahyaa, shuksham ek naam neej kahyaa...61

When you have meditated on this one name for six months constantly

ek deen acha(m)baa bhayaa, saheje dhyaan naabhee ku(n) gayaa.....62

Then one day a miracle occurs and automatically your
mind will be directed towards your naval.

namahee beech rahyaa nav maas ohee dhyaan obhee sukh veelaasaa...63

After being immersed in this name for nine months
maintaining the same concentration and enjoying the same bliss.....

pachham deesaa hoi chadde aakaashaa, jaai dekhyaa agam tamaashaa.64

Then in the west the skies get overcast or start glowing and you start
seeing a unique or unparalled show (tamaashaa) or light.

beenaa megh jahaa(n) a(m)bar gaaje, beenaa mahol jahaa(n) betthaa chhaaje
..........................................................65

Without the presence of rain, there is the thundering of the skies and you feel
that you are sitting in a balcony without the presence of a palace.

beenaa badal jahaa(n) barase mehaa, rahet purush jahaa(n) ek vann dehaa
............................................................66

One experiences rain (rain of pearls) without the presence of the clouds
and feels that one is living without the presence of one's body.

kehee veedhee karee a(m)bar gaaje, kahee veedhee karee betthaa chhaaje
..........................................................67
kehee veedhee karee barase mehaa, kahi vidhee karee rahetaa purush vann dehaa
.......................................................68

By what miracles are the skies thundering and
by what miracles one sits in a palace without the presence of a palace?
How can rains fall without the clouds, and how can a person remain bodyless?

ghor anhad a(m)bar gaaje, man betthaa treekutteeke chhaaje.......69

There is infinite (limitless) amount of thundering and the mind rides on
the 'Trikuti' - (the third eye and the junction of the three force channels
'ingala', 'pingla', and 'sukhmana').

zarmar varse sukhmannaa mehaa, rahetaa neeree(n)jan jahaa(n) vann dehaa
............................................................70

There is dripping of happiness from the nerve (force) channel 'Sukhamannaa'
and the body-less self sees the 'Nirinjan'(non - blinding) light or undescriptible entity.

[The nerve or force channel "Sukhmannaa" is the centre of happiness or bliss.
The people who have seen this "blindless' light will be able to say that the light
one sees is more powerful than the light of the sun but is not blinding to the eyes.]

nahee tur jahaa(n) hay bee turaa, nahee(n) sur jahaa(n) hay bee suraa
............................................................71

You hear a flute (or a trumpet) without the presence of a flute and you
hear music without the presence of musicians.

[Tur is a windward musical instrument and sounds like a 'sharnai'.
Compare with what Peer Sadardeen says in another of his geenaans:
"Anek vaajaa vaaji(n)tero vaaje, akalla svaroop dekhee duniyaa laaje",
meaning, " there is the sound of several musical instruments
(celestial music) and hearing all this the worldly mind boggles".]

nahee ga(n)g jahaa(n) haybee ga(n)gaa, nahee(n) sa(n)g tahaa(n) haybee sa(n)gaa
..................................................72

You see the flow of a river without the presence of the river (Ganges),
you feel the presence of company without the presence of people.

[ All the experiences alluded to in the verses 61 onwards are mystical
experiences without the mediation of the sense perceptions. They are
not the ultimate objective of meditation. They may or may not occur
depending upon individuals. The ultimate experience is beyond these.
In the next few verses, the Peer asks how all the above are possible
and then tells you that it is possible through the "Akhand" or "Immortal"
word. He further says that once you have realised all the above, the word
will remain with you until eternity and through meditating on it further,
you will get "Mukhti" or salvation.]

Source: 
Heritage Society Collection


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