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Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj (contd.)
Bhao Bhagat Kar Neech Sadaey
hao Bhagat means Devotion. Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Himself unfolds the Secret of Devotion—The Jugti of Bhagti. How wonderful is the glory of Humility—Nimrata? Devotion—Bhagti is the most precious Commodity, it is the most sacred Possession, it is the most secret Endeavour, it is the rarest jewel, it is the most blessed Grace of the Lord. It has to be treasured in Secret and in the Sacred depths of the heart well protected from vulgar display and publicity. Bhagti, true Prema means exclusive Love and Pleasure of the Satguru. It cannot be diluted, polluted and contaminated with outward show and worldliness. Bhagti is never meant to impress the people.
All the nine types of Bhagti—Devotion i.e. Nam-Simran, Kirtan, Sewa and so on are beautifully blended together in this Holy Maryada. Prema Bhagti reigns Supreme.
Love-smitten true Divine Lovers least care for the worldly comforts. Our Beloved Lord Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib spends the longest period of His young life, in total solitude in meditation in a basement (Bhora) at Baba Bakala. Our Supreme Lord Guru Nanak covers the vast inhospitable areas of the world in His most famous Udasies. Sri Guru Amar Das Ji spends long years of His old age in fetching water from long distance for the holy bath of His Beloved Sri Guru Nanak Sahib, the Second. Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib sits in deep meditation in unprecedented Tapasaya at Hem Kund Sahib totally immersed at the Holy Feet of the Lord,
Love smitten Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj spent His whole life in most inhospitable places in total solitude and silence in the love, of His most Beloved Sri Guru Nanak Sahib.
Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj
Totally immersed in the worship of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, His whole concern was to direct and focus attention, the devotion of the whole world to Sri Guru Granth Sahib and Not to Himself. These Niyems, Resolves, Vows indicate a state of total desirelessness, total self-abnegation, total tyag and total detachment from all worldly riches, politics, hunger of name and fame, self-glorification. That is why His flawless devotion floods the whole universe with matchless purity and with the Supreme and Eternal Glory of Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
His flawless Maryada sustains the devotion of an aspirant in Sri Guru Granth Sahib throughout his life. It fascinates the whole world by the Divine Glow of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib’s Eternal Presence.
It appeals to all classes of people and fascinates them all. It spiritually delights and charms all, literate and illiterate, rich and poor, high and low.
He never publicised and advertised Himself because name and fame, self-glorification were mere taboos for Him. These were meaningless and totally non-existent in His life. And surprisingly enough, in the total absence of any publicity and advertisement, He flooded the whole Universe with Eternal Glory of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. This in itself is the Greatest Divine Miracle.
He carved out a new holy culture, a new holy tradition, a new holy Maryada. A Unique Maryada of total Desirelessness. A Maryada in which no boons are sought, no rewards are asked for and there is no scope for self glorification. A Maryada which is totally free from the fetters of Kamini and Kanchan (woman and gold), honour and publicity, fame and name.
His Holy Maryada is like a Saviour Ship filled to the brim with all the Divine Wisdom of Eternity, with all the Spiritual Treasures of Universality and with overwhelming spirit of Synthesis and Harmony.
This Maryada is the highest Model for all true aspirants (selfless lovers of God).
In this Maryada reigns the spirit of true Vairag, the spirit of total detachment, the spirit of exclusive love, adoration and worship of Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
This Maryada embraces the Divine and the whole of His creation. The blessed children of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib will pluck and enjoy the fruits of this Unique Maryada for all times to come.
This Maryada seeks nothing else but God. This Maryada does not cater for anything worldly. In this Maryada there is no thirst for anything else, as it is free from all cravings and wants.
Maryada in its totality is Divine and every breath spent in this Maryada becomes Divine.
Maryada based on such golden concepts transforms the adherents as Masters of the World and not as its slaves.
This Maryada commands and demands your wholesale surrender and sacrifice at the Lotus Feet of ‘Pargat Guran Ki Deh’, Sri Guru Granth Sahib. There is no scope for demonstration, show, publicity and advertisement in this Holy Maryada.
He had bid goodbye to the relish of worldliness, of all desires from his very childhood. A saint can never be intoxicated with worldliness and be a victim of desires.
It is a Maryada which stands on total cessation of wants, desires and boons.
Relish of any want disappears in the one who yearns for the Donor only, for the one who has tasted the Prem Ras. For such an exalted and blessed soul, diversion of any attention from God, in running community kitchens, dispensaries and hospitals, schools and colleges, in construction of buildings and deras, in publicity and demonstration, in show and self-glorification assumes total insignificance.
Being a born Prophet Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj had nothing to accomplish for Himself. He had nothing to do for His personal benefit or gain something. He therefore set out a Maryada aglow with perfect desirelessness, selflessness, non-attachment. And Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj alone was capable of accomplishing all this so perfectly, so magnificently in this dark age of Kalyug.
For Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj, the Kingdom of Earth and Heavens, and attainment of Moksha were meaningless and worthless compared to the Love of Lord Guru Nanak. And hence there was total self-restraint, self-denial from anything called worldly.
Even at the tender age of five, He was in the most exalted state of Divine Love-Prema of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib. His resolve was unique, never witnessed on this mother earth earlier. Let the body wither, let the life perish in Love of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib. Such was the firm resolve of this Child God from that very tender age.
He had sacrificed his all at the Sacred Feet of Sri Guru Granth Sahib at that very tender age. The greatest epoch-making life was yet to follow.
Everything animate and inanimate in the whole world stands on the support of God. World is a mere reflection or shadow of God. His Grand Niyems Validate His sole concern with the only Real Substance and Essence that is God and no concern with the shadow or reflection thereof (the world).
These Niyems wonderfully reflect the totality of Divine, disinterested and Impersonal nature of Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj.