Shabad Veechar of Raag Basant SGGS Ang 1189-1196 by Bhai Manjeet Singh Ji followed by simran at GS Parliament on Monday, 26 April 2023.

Ang 1189, 1190, 1191, 1192, 1193, 1194, 1195, 1196

With Guru Ji’s Kirpa, Shabad Viakhya was done from SGGS Angg 1189, Eiktukiya, Asthpadhi no. 5 by Guru Nanak Dev Ji starting with the Divine Words “mat bhasam andhule garab jahe; ein bidh nange jogh nahe. ”

Among the Shabads discussed in the Shabad Vichaar were Bhagat Ramanand Ji’s Shabad at Angg 1195. Bhagat Ramanand Ji or Swami Ramanand Ji was a towering figure in the Prema Bhakti movement. Although there are some doubts as to the dates, it is generally believed Bhagat Ji was born in 1366 at Allahabad, Benares in a Brahmin family. Bhagat Ji, Joti Jote at Benares. He was 101 years old.

He had an early inclination towards bhagti and spent long hours in deep meditation. He broke away from all caste distinctions and preached that loving devotion to God using Naam was the only way to Unite within ourselves with the Divine All Pervading Lord. He was influenced greatly by Pandit Raghavacharya and other learned acharyas who stressed that it was necessary to rely on Shabad from a Satguru.

In the later part of his life, Bhagat Ji had many famous disciples including Bhagat Kabir Ji, Bhagat Dhanna Ji, and Bhagat Pipa Ji.

In the earlier part of his life, Bhagat Ji did what was done by most Brahmins. He used to go daily to the mandir to do the usual puja and other sewa.

Bhagat Ji’s one amazing Shabad in Raag Basant describes that particular moment when he was blessed with inner Enlightenment. He was much respected by all, and as was the daily practice, the pujaris came to Bhagat Ji’s home, to invite him over the mandir to do the daily pujas.

Bhagat Ji says he could not go to do any murtee puja or rituals as his inner being had been engulfed with Divine Love and Enlightenment. His heart refused to go to the usual mandir and his mind had been crippled from taking any steps towards worship of any idols.
Bhagat Ji says in his Shabad.

“Kat jaiye re ghar laago rang; mera chit na chale mann bheyo bhang.”(Rahao).

One day, there was an inner urge that I go to do the usual rituals using rich fragrance and sandalwood. I was about to leave for puja at the mandir when the Lord revealed to me that the Guru resides in my mind.

“Eik diwas mann bheyi umang ; ghas chandan choa bahut sugandh; pujjan chali brahm thahe; so Brahm bataiyo Gur mann hi mahe.”

After this Enlightenment Bhagat Ji declares. “Lord, wherever one goes he sees water (tiraths) and stones (idols). But, You, Lord are All Pervading and Everywhere. I have seen and absorbed the Scriptures. I would go thither in search of You (to the mandir) if You were not here.

“Jaha jaiye teh jal pakhaan; Tu purh rehiyo hai sabh samaan; Bedh Puran sabh dekhe johe; uhan tao jaiye jao eiha na hoye.”

In sheer ecstasy and gratitude, the great Bhagat declares his shukrana to the Satguru (Shabad) which cut away all his anxieties and doubts.

“Satgur mai balihari tor; jin sakal bikkal bhram katte mor.”

Now Ramanand Swami immerses himself in simran of the Divine. The Guru’s Shabad (does indeed) cut away millions of karmas.

“Ramanand Swami ramat Brahm; Gur ka Shabad katte kot karam.”

Raag Basant