Presentation on theme: "Gurmat Camp 1.00 – 1.05 Overview of Camp Rev. Bobby Sura 1.05 – 1.20 PM Introduction to Gurmat Rev. Rajan Sachdeva Ji 1.20 – 1.50 PM Session 1 – Satguru."— Presentation transcript:
Can we define ? Any explanation is a way to communicate an idea or bhav Spirituality is a purely personal relationship with Satguru and Nirankar It is beyond literal communication
Bhagti : Devotion Our affiliation, or devotion to Satguru & Nirankar Expressed through (and beyond) ones thoughts, feelings and actions Requires both faith and love
Baba Avtar Singh Ji : Baghti loki aje na samjhe rab nu pana bhakti ey Bhagti : Devotion
Bin vekhe man manda nahin Bin man mane pyar nahin Pyar bina nahin bhakti Te bin bhakti behra paar nahin
Brahm Gian A revelation of the Supreme Power, Nirankar, as the super- soul A knowledge of our REAL self An introduction to Nirankar – an experience of divinity !
Brahm Gian A means to REALISE as opposed to understand Nirankar A moment of intuitive insight Beyond any reasoning or manipulation of words
Bhagavad Geeta 13.12 Brahman, the ultimate reality is understood as the soul, or inner essence of all things…
…It is infinite and beyond all concepts; it cannot be comprehended by the intellect, nor adequately described in word.
Zen Buddhism The instant you talk about a thing you miss the mark !
Tao Te Ching Reasoning will not make men wise in it. The Tao that can be expressed is not the Eternal Tao
Gian and Dhyan After Gian one must develop Dhyan This knowledge is merely the means to a beginning – not an end !
Brahm Gian Gian lights the path to bliss : it is the direction that removes the complication of life
Brahm Gian – the greatest gift Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of living water welling up to eternal life
Eternal Life (John 8:31) If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
Satguru Sat Gu Ru Truth Darkness Light i.e. the Satguru is the Truth that takes a person from darkness into light
Lord Jesus Christ (John 8:12) I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life
Satguru The mark of a True Master is that he identifies with Nirankar himself, and can acquaint others with Nirankar too
Satguru ‘Satpurkh jin janiya Satgur tis ka na’ Kahe Avtar Guru de rahin Rab naal hundiya baatan ne
Scriptures Consult him who knows me, bow to him, and he will reveal to you my true form Bhagavad Geeta
Scriptures Trust in His messenger, and you will be one with the Truth Holy Koran
Satguru & Nirankar Satguru is Nirankar in form Kahe Avtar Guru hi Rab hai, is vich koi bulekha nahin
Rab maya da pardah pah ke Satguru ban ke aonda hai (God cloaks himself with material form, and comes as Satguru)
Aap Narayan kala tar jag me parvariyo I and the Father are one….The Father is in me and I am in the Father
Satguru Is Beyond Form The body is just a means of communication and transfer of knowledge
The Body… helps us to focus and forge a relationship is not eternal: it will change, age, and die
….Na dhan nu Satgur kende ne, nahin dhan chela hunda hai
Fertile Land The Satguru responds to seekers in accordance with how they approach him
Fertile Land Some see him as an average human being, others as a teacher, guide, or holy man. They are fortunate who see him as Lord
Not recognised Few recognise or accept Satguru He lives as an ordinary human being He rarely violates natural law
Not recognised Baba Avtar Singh Ji Aaey di te qadar na janan deeve balan madian te, kahe Avtar ade ne moorakh aj vi ohna adhia te
Not Recognised Jesus Christ I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony
Finally Dhan Guru te dhan gursikh Jo ik mik ho jande ne
Baba Bulleh Shah Ji Spoke of the shish and Nirankar as ice melting in water, so much so that observers could not distinguish between the two
Bhagat Kabir Ji Ab tho chahe chare singasan, mile hai sa rang pani, Ram- Kabira ek baye hai, koi na sakhe pehchani
Shastri Ji This knowledge is not something merely to attain, but something to be !