By practice of the Word, one rises into universal consciousness.

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None can describe the condition of one who has made
God's Will his own;
Whoever tries to do so, must realise his folly.
No supply of paper, pen or scribe can ever describe the state of such a one.
O, great is the Power of the Word;
But few there be that know it.
By practice of the Word, one rises into universal consciousness
and develops right understanding;
By practice of the Word, one develops clairvoyance
and transvision of the whole creation;
By practice of the Word, one is freed from sorrow and suffering;
By practice of the Word, one shall not go to Yama (1) after his death.
0, great is the Power of the Word,
But few there be that know it.
By practice of the Word, one speeds on to the
Higher Spiritual Planes unhindered;
By practice of the Word, one gets into the spiritual plane
openly and honourably;
By practice of the Word, one escapes the by-paths of Yama,
the king of Death;
By practice of the Word, one gets in close touch with the Truth.
O, great is the Power of the Word,
But few there be that know it.
By practice of the Word, one finally attains salvation;
By practice of the Word, one leads one's kith and kin
as well to freedom;
By practice of the Word, one saves not only himself
but when he becomes an Adept, many others whom he guides;
By practice of the Word, one freed from desires, escapes from the wheel of transmigration.
O, great is the Power of the Word,
But few there be that know it...............Guru Nanak.

Holy communion with the Word or Naam, says Nanak, is the only means to achieve oneness with the Supreme Lord. No other means can procure for man this end. It is the Spirit Current, emanating from One Being, as it does, that forms all the spiritual and material planes, reverberating in and out of all of them. It comes down from the purest spiritual planes to Materio-Spiritual and thence to Material planes, changing in Sound as it posses through the different planes. The main sub-divisions of the spiritual and astral planes are five in number as given by various scriptures. It takes on five different Sounds as it passes through them. These five Sounds are termed by the Masters or those who are Adept in this Science, "panch Shabd" (or five Words): "Panch" also literally means "head" and Nanak, in this passage, refers to both these meanings. The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us. All the Saints are conscious of the one and the same Word, which may be defined as the Five-Sounded Word. Naam, Bani (or Word) and Hukam (or Will) are used by Nanak almost synonymously. Those who are all along conscious of the Divine Word or God-head, become His mouthpiece and are called Sant. Such Ones are honoured in His Court and are His chief workers. It is the communion with this "Five-Sounded Word," which unites one with the Lord. All other means fail.
It is from this Word that the whole creation springs up and returns to It on its dissolution. It is resounding within all of us and man's body is verily God's living temple. The saints of all denominations speak of the same, as the only means by which to reach the ultimate Reality.
The Mohammedans call It "Bang-i-Asmani" or the Voice coming from the Heaven. Shamas Tabrez and Khawaja Hafiz Shirazi speak of the same as has already been quoted in the introduction. The Hindus express the same by the words "Nad" (Music of the Spheres), "Akash Bani'' (the Voice coming from the heavens) and "Udgit" (Music of the Beyond).
St. John, in the Bible, defined it thus: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made by Him and without Him was nothing made that was made."