GURU IS SHABD (Master is Word Personified)

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"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God".-St.JOHN,
"All things were made by him (i.e., the Word)
and without him was not anything made that was made".
"In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehendedit not".-St.JOHN
Guru is Shabd or Word personified. The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, says the Gospel. Shabd or Word is just a ray from God or the great Ocean of Consciousness, and this one ray is responsible for the creation and sustenance of all the planes comprising the universe.
In Gurbani, we have:
"Word is the Master and spirit is the disciple of Word.
Word is the Master and the Prophet, full of wisdom, deep and profound. Without Word, the world cannot exist.
Between Word and the Master, there is no distinction. Word indeed is the Elixir of Life, and whosoever follows the Word according to the instructions of a living Master, safely crosses the ocean of life".
Saint Kabir likewise thus explains:
"Where is the Master, and where does the spirit dwell?
How can the two unite? For without union, spirit has no rest". He himself then answers:
"Master is in the Gaggan, and so is the seat of the Spirit.
When the two are united, there is no separation thereafter;
Accept the Word as Master; all the rest is sham tinsel;
Each selfishly engaged wanders from place to place".
Thus Word or Shabd is a World Teacher from the beginning of time.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for in them the Word of the Master manifests Itself. This Word is the Real Saint and can act as a living guide. It is "God-in-Action" and is expressed in abundance in Master Souls who are one with God.

When I churned the sea of body, a strange phenomenon came to Light;
God was identified in Master, and no distinction could Nanak find.

He who is a doer of the Word is called a Saint, or a Master Soul. This Truth dawns only when one studies the significance of the term Guru. It is derived from the Sanskrit root Giri, which means One who calls; thus he who always hears this call within himself, and is devotedly attached to the call and can make it manifest in others, is described in Gurbani as Guru.
Accept as Master one who can make Truth manifest;
Give expression to the Inexpressible by means of Sound.
Again: O Nanak! verily Truth alone is True.
Kabir Sahib says:
We do obeisance to all teachers, whatever their creed; But the Adept in Sound Principle is greatest indeed.
Again: Teachers there are of degrees vast in variation,
But the one of Sound Current is for highest adoration.
Kabir Sahib has challenged that whoever calls himself a Satguru or a Saint should enable us to see the Unmanifest Manifested. In Sar Bachan we have:
"Master brings the message of Sound; He serves nothing but the Sound;Perfect Master is ever engaged in Sound; Be thou the dust of the feet of the Master of Sound".
Satguru is a veritable Veda. He is endowed with Sach Naam and thus possesses the Elixir of Life. He distributes Shabd, which works as an "Open Sesame" to the Heavenly regions and grants free access to pilgrims on the Master's Path.
The Theosophists call It the Voice of the Silence; its reverberations can be heard from plane to plane.
In the terminology of the Masters, a real Saint is one who can teach of Shabd. Without an adept no one can have the gift of Shabd or Naam. It may be likened to a rope ladder leading directly to God, and a spirit by taking hold of It can easily ascend Godward.
Contact with Shabd is contact with God;
and blessed is one who contacts Shabd within.
In the Holy Bible we have:
"The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us".
It is from an adept in Shabd that one gets a true life impulse. He himself is one with that true Life Current, from which everything animate derives life. He is a resident of the egoless region, he is Shabd personified. He lives and has his very being in Shabd, having crossed far beyond the sway of Kal or Time; he lives life everlasting and is competent to pass it on to others who contact him and follow his instructions.
The human spirit at present lies buried under an immense load of mayaic or material pressure. It does not even know that it is spirit. It can be awakened to Reality and made aware of its greatness only by means of Shabd. This Life Principle of Shabd already lies in each one of us, but only in a latent form.
It has to be made patent or audible to the spirit, so that it may by sheer affinity grow conscious of its rich spiritual heritage and claim it as its own.
This contact of the spirit with Shabd can be brought about and is firmly established by the Master (who is Shabd personified) and no one else can do it.
"Shabd is a sacred trust with the Master, and is scrupulously discharged;Shabd of the Master, a Master alone can manifest; And none else is competent to do so".
It means that Shabd or Word is under the control of the Master. He alone can manifest It or make It audible by pulling the spirit out of the physical sensory organs.
This contact with Shabd comes as a gracious gift from the Master. No amount of meritorious deeds performed within the limitations of time, space, and causation, can merit such a priceless gift, so vast and so limitless as Shabd.



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Shabd comes as a gracious gift from the Master.

All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. And again:
By works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
The Master may grant the gift of Shabd out of extreme compassion and grace if he so wills.
The moment a helpless child tries to pull himself toward his mother, she fondly runs toward him, tenderly picks him up, and lovingly hugs him to her bosom.
It cannot be had by endeavors nor by service;
But may come when fully reposed without clutching;
Out of the Great Grace of the Lord,
one takes to the instructions of the Master.
It does not mean that a person should not try to exert himself. He must on the contrary work zealously according to the Master's instructions. The success, however, depends on the will of the Master alone, for he is the sole arbiter of the manner and measure of His Grace. Christ said: If you love me, keep my commandments.
To mold one's life in terms of the Master is a necessity on the path of the Master.
He who verily follows the Master is ever engaged in hearing the Divine Music.
As the Naam develops, one gets absorbed in it.
Though this Anhad Bani (Ceaseless Sound Current) or Naam (Word) is the Life of our life, yet we cannot make It manifest or audible by ourselves; an approach to It is always through a Master Saint or Ustad-i-Kamil:
Ceaseless Sound is a Treasure within, with an approach through a Saint;
Without a Master, even Sidhs and Sadhaks have failed to get Naam.

Shabd is the mainstay of Saints as well as of all living creatures, the difference being that of conscious awareness in one case and unconscious ignorance in the other. While the former have not only an experience of "Sonship" but truly live in that relationship, the latter have no idea of it at all. Christ says:
"I am the Son of God.I and my Father are one.
Whatever comes from me comes from my Father".
In Gurbani we also have similar references:
"Hari (God) does what His Saints wish for.What they (Saints) desire, that comes to pass; none can deny their wishes.Father and son are dyed in the same color".
Maulana Rumi tells us:
"An Aulia (Godman) is competent enough even to divert a bolt from above".
It does not mean that Saints in any way question the authority of God, or run a parallel administration of their own. Far from this, they act as agents and hold His Commission. In the world God acts through them.
Egoless as they are, they become fitting instruments of Godly Powers. Allied closely with Shabd, they receive from and transmit direct messages to God; and in relation to the world, they are just polarized God:
The Father and the Son are One, and administer the same law.
O Paltu! In the domain of God, there is no other manager than a Saint.
The two are so closely and indissolubly knit together that the
Saint appears to be running the whole show.
Maulana Rumi speaks of It in this wise:
Aulia or Godmen are the chosen of God.
They have full knowledge of all that is visible and invisible.
Again, God speaks through Saints:
O Lalo! I simply speak out what God makes me speak, said Nanak.
Sadh is the mouthpiece of God.
In the garb of man, God comes into the world for the sake of suffering humanity, and through His Saving Grace He takes upon Himself vicarious responsibilities for their shortcomings:
See God descending in thy Human frame;
The Offended, suffering in the offender's name;
All thy misdeeds to Him imputed see,
And all His Righteousness devolv'd on thee.
DRYDEN
A living Master is the only hope for the erring mankind; a kindly Light to guide their faltering footsteps and a Saviour for the sinful. With the help of limitless Naam or Shabd, of which he is a vast treasure-house, he helps the jivas or the embodied spirits to cross safely over the ocean of life and gain Life Eternal.
Inwardly linked and embedded in Shabd, outwardly he works like a Teacher or a Guru and gives spiritual instructions to the aspirants on the physical plane, and then passes on at will to the subtle and the causal plane and beyond, as the jiva progresses on the spiritual path and guides him at every step. He does not stop until he leaves the Sadhak in his native home from where Shabd originates and which, in fact, he is.
One who has known Sat Purush (or the Primal Cause), is a Satguru (or Master of Truth). He is beyond the sway both of Dissolution (Kal or Time) and of Grand Dissolution (Maha Kal or Greater Time), and is competent to lead the aspirants to this stage. A Master of this caliber alone can save the jivas and nobody else can.
He Who is One with Truth, is the Master of Truth;
He can liberate spirits and Nanak sings His praises.
More safe and much more modest, 'tis to say;
God would not leave mankind without a way.

jasdir singh jaura | Wed, 08/25/2010 - 13:40
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Word

It is written that "Before the beginning was the word". This is a direct Ashurit to english trans. The "Word" is Milta, a sacred word coined by John pointing to the Manifestation of The Son or Powers of That which is the beginning spark that kindles the Flame of illumination (Light). Scared words were never writen.

And so it is, !,!

MSheekhain | Thu, 08/26/2010 - 19:39
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Word

It is written that "Before the beginning was the word". This is a direct Ashurit to english trans. The "Word" is Milta, a sacred word coined by John pointing to the Manifestation of The Son or Powers of That which is the beginning spark that kindles the Flame of illumination (Light). Scared words were never writen.

And so it is, !,!

MSheekhain | Thu, 08/26/2010 - 19:42
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Who is the one and only true living guru then Jaura??

Is it Harold Klemp of the Eckankar religion?

Is it Supreme Master Ching Hai of the Quan Yin Method?

Is it Baba Gurinder Singh of the Radha Soami Satsang Beas lineage?

Is it Sant Baljit Singh of the Sant Mat Organization?

What about all of Sant Kirpal Singh's successors?

Is it Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj?

Is it Faisal77nazir's Murshid?

Is it the Guru Granth Sahib of the Sihks?

What of your guru? Are they the true and highest supreme living pole of the "Word" like most of these others would claim?

And of these "supreme" teachers of the one and only true method to know God, which center is the correct center to focus on?

Is it the center between the eyebrows?

Is it the center in the center of the forehead?

Is it the center at the crown?

Each teacher will claim that the center they focus on is the highest and truest center for the "seat of the soul".

Why are there so many ways to practice the one and only true method?

Which truest representative of the truest method is telling us the truth?

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>>>The human spirit at present lies buried under an immense load of mayaic or material pressure. It does not even know that it is spirit. It can be awakened to Reality and made aware of its greatness only by means of Shabd.<<<

The belief of the statement above is a belief that imprisons all on its own. It is a weapon, itself, of maya.

Anyone can awaken to Reality for any reason at any moment. So yes, even the methods above can play their part.

What is required is the freedom to awaken. Only we ourselves can deny this freedom. The habits of mind to cling to beliefs, to prove "faithfulness", to prove it's sincerity, to prove it's desire for truth, keep the game alive.

Play the game or know yourself. That is it.

B-friend | Thu, 08/26/2010 - 08:53
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Every Soul

Every Soul is not Hungry or Thirsty for "GOD","TODAY" is not the turn for every "SOUL" to become "Thirsty", The turnes comes with his Grace, If every "Soul" becomes thirsty for "GOD" than there will be the Blank out of the peoples on the "EARTH", Thus "HE" do not want to destroy his "GAME" "GAME" "GAME" "GAME" "GAME",

Well u can think anything about me, Even Stupid or any weapon of "MAYA" (who can stop u, It is ur Respectful Choice),

When anybody is really "Hungry or Thirsty", Then the Dirty food also becomes Delicious for Him or Her,

The Real Thing is Humble Thirstness for "GOD"

"Mahatma Bhudd" was really "THIRSTY" so he suffered a lot & changed many gurus in his life time,

We should think about "OURSELFS" (Not others)

ARE we "Thirsty" , or not,

Just think to cool about our "Thirstness"(if it is really)

Sorry! fr using anything wrong or pinching,
Respect U Goodbye.

jasdir singh jaura | Thu, 08/26/2010 - 10:19
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First Thing

First Thing is, Are we Really Thirsty for "GOD", Or not,

>>>Is it the center between the eyebrows?
Is it the center in the center of the forehead?
Is it the center at the crown?
Each teacher will claim that the center they focus on is the highest and truest center for the "seat of the soul".
Why are there so many ways to practice the one and only true method?
Which truest representative of the truest method is telling us the truth?<<<,

These all are second steps,
Don't worry u will also get the place or point on the face to concentrate,
Goodbye.

jasdir singh jaura | Thu, 08/26/2010 - 10:44
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mind games

There is no need to speak prophetically with me. And the psychological game of "worthiness" and "sincerity" with the "Are you truly thirsty or not" is an old, tiresome, and foolish game. Who is not worthy to know who they are? It's silly. These are only more obstructions placed in the mind of humanity to keep it confused and bewildered.

The sound and light path has many requirements for the seeker to adhere to to encourage successful practice. There is no need for the mind game manipulations.

Thanks for your concern, though, and for the commentary on this path.

B-friend | Thu, 08/26/2010 - 14:30
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U are Right,

U are Right,Sir,
Wrong am "I",(very seriously)
Who am "I" to speak U prophetically
Or telling U an old, tiresome, and foolish game,
Well U Know the requirements for the seeker to adhere to to encourage successful practice,
Forgive me for this,
Now! B-Friend,
Respect U,
Goodbye.

jasdir singh jaura | Thu, 08/26/2010 - 14:46
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No..you are

Who am I to forgive you!
And for what?
Forgive me too then.

Besides, without you I don't even exist..lol

In other words, who I am is entirely dependent on how you perceive me. The same is true with you. The same is true with God. How is God to be seen clearly when the perception of God is limited with the perceiver? Examining the perceiver uncovers all sorts of limits to perceiving clearly, which, then leads to sourcing the perceiving. It can be a fruitful practice too.

PS..No right or wrong here. Just play.

take care

B-friend | Sat, 08/28/2010 - 12:32
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Yes brother

Yes brother,
U r right, "I" am a player,
But!
The "GAME" is not mine, Infact everybody is the player, Of "HIS" "GAME",
The Real Question is:
To see the "MAKER" of "GAME"?
Are we sure that we are Playing the "GAME" or it is Something else?
For How long we have to play this "GAME"?
Are we really tired, By playing this "GAME" from such a long "Time"?
Do our "Soul" really want "Freedom" for ever?
Anyhow the "Answers" are......
But, We peoples want wordly pleasures & Micrels through "Meditations", "Concentrations" or "Spirituality",
But we peoples do not want the "Freedom" for ever, Which is the real need, That appears in true spiritual person firstly,
Otherwise we are players, And we are satisfied with the "GAME" or in the other words we enjoying the "GAME" daily,

Place to cocentrate? Is Simple..
Suppose we are trying to solve a difficult sum, our concentration automatically goes to the right centre on our fourhead and the sum gets its answer within the right centre
This is "Nature" (weather anybody understand or not)
So this is the simple centre to concentrate during Meditation,

The place being told by Different gurus, Is this,
It is being said that it is somewhere on our fourhead,
But not Exactally,
Otherwise gurus may use permanent marker pen to point the right centre on the four heads of "Disciples",

Any how GREAT Forgivesssss.......
Respect U,
Hug U,
Goodbye.

jasdir singh jaura | Mon, 08/30/2010 - 10:07
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Thanks for that..

...unexpected hug. Hug you too brother. With a big smile on my face.

B-friend | Mon, 08/30/2010 - 10:28
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Re: GURU IS SHABD (Master is Word Personified)

Word is Guru,
Thought is disciple.

*** Salutations to the shoes of my Guru Siddha Nath ***

Nathyogi | Fri, 09/12/2014 - 04:33