Identification of a True Saint
Identification of a Complete Saint from Holy Scriptures
There is evidence in Vedas, Gita Ji etc Holy Scriptures that whenever there is decline of virtues and an uprise of sins and the form of the path of bhakti is distorted by the contemporary saints, mahants, and gurus, at that time, God either by coming Himself or by sending His most knowledgeable saint again establishes the virtues by means of the true knowledge. He explains the path of bhakti according to the scriptures.
His identification lies in the fact that the contemporary religious gurus stand in his opposition, and by misleading the king and the people, inflict atrocities on Him.
Kabir Sahib Ji says in His speech
जो मम संत सत उपदेश दृढ़ावै (बतावै), वाके संग सभि राड़ बढ़ावै।
या सब संत महंतन की करणी, धर्मदास मैं तो से वर्णी।।
Jo mm sant sat updesh drdaavae (bataavae), vaake sang sabhi raad badaavae
Ya sab sant mahantan ki karni, Dharmdas main to se varni
God Kabir Ji is explaining to His dear disciple Dharmdas in His speech that the saint of mine who will tell the path of true bhakti, all the saints and mahants will quarrel with him. This will be the identity of that Complete Saint.
Second identity: A True saint is a complete knower of all the religious texts.
Satguru Garibdas Ji’s says in his speech
सतगुरु के लक्षण कहूं, मधूरे बैन विनोद। चार वेद षट शास्त्रा, कहै अठारा बोध
“Satguru ke lakshan kahoon, madhure baen vinod | Chaar ved shat shastr, kahae athaara bodh ”
Satguru Garibdas Ji Maharaj is telling the identity of a Complete Saint in his speech that he will be a complete knower of all the four Vedas, six shastras, eighteen Purans etc i.e. he will explain their essence.
It is written in Yajurved Adhyay 19 Mantra 25, 26 that a True Guru will elaborate the incomplete sentences of the Vedas i.e. the coded words and one-fourth shloks by completing them, and will impart the worship of three times. In the morning, worship of Supreme God; in the afternoon, regard of the gods of the world, and will tell Sandhya Aarti (evening prayer) separately. He is a beneficent saint of the world.
Yajurved Adhyay 19 Mantra 25
Arddh richaeH ukthanm roopam padaeH aapnoti nividH
PrnvaeH shastranam roopam paysa somH aapyate |25|
Translation: A saint who (Arddh richaeH) by completing the incomplete sentences i.e coded words of the Vedas (nividH) fills in (padaeH) the fourth parts of the Shlok i.e. partial sentences (ukthaanm ) stotras (roopam ) in the form of (aapnoti) receives i.e. completely understands and explains the partial description (shastraanam ) like, one who knows how to operate the weapons (roopam ) uses them fully; similarly, a Complete Saint (prnvaeH) completely understanding and explaining the Omkaars i.e. Om - Tat -Sat mantras (paysa) sieves milk-water i.e. provides the Tatvgyan-like waterless milk, by which (somH) Eternal Purush i.e. Eternal God (aapyate) attains. That Complete Saint is said to be the knower of the Vedas.
Translation: A saint, who fills in by completing the incomplete sentences i.e. coded words of the Vedas; perceives the fourth part i.e. partial sentences of the shloks in the form of stotras i.e. completely understands and explains the partial description; just as one who knows how to operate the weapons uses them fully; likewise, a Complete Saint completely understanding and explaining the Omkaars i.e. Om -Tat -Sat mantras, sieves milk-water i.e. provides Tatvgyan-like waterless milk, by which one attains the Eternal Purush i.e. the Eternal God, that Complete Saint is said to be the knower of the Vedas.
Meaning: A Tatvdarshi Saint is one who explains the coded words of the Vedas in detail; as a result of which Supreme God is attained. He is said to be the knower of the Vedas.
Yajurved Adhyay 19 Mantra 26
Ashvibhyam praatH savnm indren endrm madhyandinm
Vaishvdaivm sarasvatya trteeyam aaptm savnm |26|
Translation: That Complete Saint tells the worship of the three times (ashvibhyaam ) on the basis of a day formed by the rising and setting of sun (indren) foremost, the Master of all gods, Supreme God's (praatH savnm ) tells to do pooja in the morning, which (endrm ) is for the Supreme God. Second (madhyandinm ) tells to do at midday, which (vaishvdainm ) related to the regard of all the gods (sarasvatya) says to do sadhna through sacred speech, and (trteeyam ) third (savnm ) pooja in the evening (aaptm ) attains i.e. one who tells to separately do the sadhna of the three times, he is a beneficent Saint of the world.
Translation: That Complete Saint tells the sadhna of the three times. On the basis of a day formed by the rising and setting of sun, tells to foremost do the worship of Supreme God, the Master of all the gods, in the morning, which is for the Complete God (Supreme God). Tells the second to be done at midday i.e. tells to do sadhna through sacred speech which is related to the regard of all the gods, and attains the third pooja in the evening i.e. tells to do sadhna of the three times separately. He is a beneficent Saint of the world.
Meaning: The Complete Saint about whom there is a mention in Mantra 25, he tells to do worship three times (morning - midday - and in the evening) in a day. Tells to do worship of Supreme God in the morning, regard of all the gods at midday, and in the evening Sandhya Aarti etc by means of sacred speech. He is a well-wisher of the entire world.
Yajurved Adhyay 19 Mantra 30
Vrten deeksham aapnoti deekshya aapnoti dakshinam
Dakshina shraddham aapnoti shraddhya satyam aapyate |30|
Translation: (Vrten) by keeping fasts of the vices i.e. a worshipper who abstains from cannabis, alcohol, meat and tobacco etc (deeksham ) initiation from a Complete Saint (aapnoti) attains i.e. becomes a disciple of the Complete Saint (deekshya) the Complete Saint, from the initiated disciple (dakshinam ) charity (aapnoti) attains i.e. a saint only takes donation from one who takes naam from him. Thus, according to the rule (dakshina) one who performs meritorious acts by giving charity-donation as directed by Gurudev, by that (shraddhaam ) devotion (aapnoti) attains (shraddhya) by doing bhakti with devotion (satyam ) the ever-lasting happiness and God i.e. the Eternal God (aapyate) attains.
Translation: A worshipper, who keeps fast of vices i.e. abstains from cannabis, alcohol, meat and tobacco etc, obtains initiation from a Complete Saint i.e. becomes disciple of a Complete Saint. A Complete Saint receives charity from an initiated disciple i.e. a saint takes donation from only that person who obtains naam from him. Thus, one, who adequately performs meritorious acts by giving charity-donation as directed by the Gurudev, attains devotion. By doing bhakti with devotion, one attains the ever-lasting happiness and God i.e. the Eternal God.
Meaning: A Complete Saint only makes that person his disciple, who always maintains good conduct; who gives the assurance of not consuming the prohibited food and intoxicating substances. A Complete Saint accepts charity from only that person who becomes his disciple, and who after taking initiation from gurudev, then gives charity-donation, by which devotion increases. By doing true bhakti with devotion, the Eternal God is attained i.e. one becomes completely liberated. A Complete Saint will not wander about asking for alms and donations.
Kabir Sahib says
कबीर, गुरू बिन माला फेरते गुरू बिन देते दान। गुरू बिन दोनों निष्फल है पूछो वेद पुराण।।
Kabir, guru bin mala ferte, guru bin dete daan Guru bin dono nishfal hain, poochho ved puran
The third identity is that he will give updesh of three types of mantras (naams) in three stages.
Its description is available in Kabir Sagar Granth, page no. 265 Bodh Sagar and in Gita Ji Adhyay no. 17 Shlok 23, and in Samved Sankhya no. 822.
Kabir Sagar, Amar Mool Bodh Sagar, page no 265
तब कबीर अस कहेवे लीन्हा, ज्ञानभेद सकल कह दीन्हा।।
धर्मदास मैं कहो बिचारी, जिहिते निबहै सब संसारी।।
प्रथमहि शिष्य होय जो आई, ता कहैं पान देहु तुम भाई।।1।।
जब देखहु तुम दृढ़ता ज्ञाना, ता कहैं कहु शब्द प्रवाना।।2।।
शब्द मांहि जब निश्चय आवै, ता कहैं ज्ञान अगाध सुनावै।।3।।
Tab Kabir as kaheve leenha, gyanbhed sakal kah deenha
Dharmdas main kaho bichaari, jihite nibhae sab sansaari
Prathmahi shishya hoy jo aai, ta kahaen paan dehu tum bhaai
Jab dekhahu tum dridta gyana, ta kahaen kahu shabd prvaana
Shabd maanhi jab nishchay aavae, ta kahae gyan agaadh sunaavae
बालक सम जाकर है ज्ञाना। तासों कहहू वचन प्रवाना।।1।।
जा को सूक्ष्म ज्ञान है भाई। ता को स्मरन देहु लखाई।।2।।
ज्ञान गम्य जा को पुनि होई। सार शब्द जा को कह सोई।।3।।
जा को होए दिव्य ज्ञान परवेशा, ताको कहे तत्व ज्ञान उपदेशा।।4।।
Baalak sam jaakar hai gyana, taaso kahhu vachan prvaana
Ja ko sukshm gyan hai bhaai, ta ko smaran dehu lakhaai
Gyan gamya ja ko puni hoi, saar shabd ja ko kah soi
Ja ko hoy divya gyan parvesha, tako kahe tatv gyan updesha
It is clear from the aforesaid speech that a Complete Saint provides mantras upto Saarnaam in three stages and in the fourth stage provides Saarshabd.
Our Gurudev Rampal Ji Maharaj in the first stage give jaap of naam of Shri Ganesh ji, Shri Brahma-Savitri ji, Shri Lakshmi-Vishnu ji, Shri Shankar-Parvati ji and Mother Sheranwali, who reside in the chakras built in our human body.
Shri Ganesh ji resides in 'Mooladhar' chakra, Brahma-Savitri ji resides in 'Swaad' chakra, Lakshmi-Vishnu ji resides in 'Naabhi' chakra, Shankar-Parvati ji in 'Hridya' chakra, and Mother Sheranwali resides in 'Kanth' chakra, and all these gods goddesses have Aadi Anaadi naam (eternal/Original name) mantras, of which the contemporary gurus are not aware of. By the jaap of these mantras all these five chakras open up. A human being becomes suitable for doing bhakti after these chakras open up.
Satguru Garibdas Ji gives evidence in his speech
पांच नाम गुझ गायत्री आत्म तत्व जगाओ।
ॐ किलियं हरियम् श्रीयम् सोहं ध्याओ।।
Paanch naam gujh gayatri aatm tatv jagaao
ॐ kiliyaM hariyam shriyam sohM dhyaao
Meaning: Awaken your soul by doing jaap of these five naams which are ‘Gujh Gayatri’.
Some innocent devotees say that our Guruji arouse Kundalni power. It is a request to them that Kundalni Power can not be aroused without Gayatri mantra; they are only misleading you.
In the second stage Sant Rampal Ji gives jaap of two words, among which one is ‘Om’ and the second is Tat’ (which is a secret and is only told to an updeshi / follower), which are chanted through breaths.
In the third stage Sant Rampal Ji, gives Saarnaam which is a complete secret.
Evidence of Naam Jaap in Three Stages
Gita Adhyay 17 Shlok 23
ॐ, Tat, Sat, iti nirdeshH, BrhmnH, trividhH, smritH, BrahmnaH, ten, vedaH, ch, yagyaH, ch, vihitaH, pura
Translation: (ॐ) ॐ/Om is mantra of Brahm (Tat ) Tat - this is indicative mantra of ParBrahm (Sat ) Sat - this is indicative mantra of Purna Brahm (iti) in this way, this (trividhH) of three types (BrhmnH) of sumiran2 of naam of Supreme God (nirdeshH) an direction (smritH) is said to be (ch) and (pura) in the beginning of nature (brahmnaH) the scholars told that (ten) that same Supreme God (vedaH) Ved (ch) and (yagyaH) yagya etc (vihitaH) created.
Translation: ॐ /Om is mantra of Brahm, Tat - this is indicative mantra of ParBrahm, Sat - this is indicative mantra of Purna Brahm, in this way, this is said to be direction of sumiran of three types of naams for attaining Supreme God, and in the beginning of nature, Brahmins i.e. learned men used to do sadhna based on this only and they told that, that same Supreme God created Ved and yagya etc.
Mantra no. 822 Samved Utarchik Adhyay 3 Khand no. 5 Shlok no. 8 (Translated by Sant Rampal Das)
ManeeshibhiH – pavte – poorvyaH – Kavir′ - nrbhiH – yatH – pari – koshaan′ - asishyadat′ - tri – tasya – naam – janayan′ - madhu – ksharanH – na – indrasya – vaayum′ - sakhyay – vardhyan′
Translation: (PoorvyaH) Primordial i.e. Eternal (Kavir nrbhiH) Supreme God Kabir, by acquiring a human form i.e. appearing as a Guru (maneeshibhiH) to a devout soul who does bhakti with devotion and loves Him from heart (tri) three (naam) giving mantra i.e. naam updesh (pavte) by purifying (janayan ) birth and (ksharanH) from death (na) makes free from and (tasya) his/her (vaayum ) the countable life-breaths which are put according to destiny (koshaan ) from His store (sakhyay) on the basis of friendship (pari) completely (vardhayan') increases (yatH) as a result of which (indrasya) of Supreme God (madhu) the real happiness (asishyadat ) makes him attain by His blessings.
Translation: The Primordial i.e. Eternal Supreme God Kabir assuming a human form i.e. appearing as a Guru, giving three mantras i.e. naam updesh to a devout soul who does bhakti with devotion and loves Him from heart, by purifying him, releases him from birth and death, and completely increases his/her countable life-breaths, which have been put according to the destiny, from His store on the basis of friendship. As a result of which, makes him/ her attain the real happiness of Supreme God by His blessings.
Meaning: It has been clarified in this Mantra that Supreme God Kavir i.e. Kabir manifesting in the form of a Guru in human body, by giving jaap of three naams to God-loving soul, makes him/ her do true bhakti, and by purifying that devotee friend, by His blessings, makes him achieve complete happiness by attaining the Supreme God. He increases the age of the worshipper.
Shrimad Bhagavad Gita talks about obtaining this naam from a Tatvdarshi (having complete knowledge) saint in Gita Adhyay 4 Shlok 34. And in Gita Adhyay 15 Shlok 1 to 4, the identity of a Tatvdarshi (True) saint has been given, and it has been said that after knowing the Tatvgyan (true knowledge) from the Tatvdarshi Saint, one should search for that Param Pad (supreme state) of Supreme God. Having gone where, devotees do not return to the world i.e. they become completely liberated. That same Supreme God has created the world.
Important: It has become clear from the above-mentioned description that even the four Holy Vedas are testifying that the Supreme God alone is worthy of being worshipped. His real name is KavirDev (Kabir God) and complete salvation is attained only by the jaap of the three mantras.
God Kabir had forbidden Dharmdas Ji to give Saarshabd and had said that if any messenger of Kaal gets hold of Saarshabd, then the hans of the intermediate generation will not get liberated. Like, in the beginning of Kalyug, the devotees of the first generation were illiterate and at the end of Kalyug the devotees of the last generation will become ungrateful and in the present time, the intermediate generation has started after the independence of India in year 1947 A.D. Now all the devotees are literate. Scriptures are available with us. Now this true path, true sadhna will spread in the whole world and the fake gurus, saints and mahants will keep hiding.
Holy Book Kabir Sagar, Adhyay Jeev Dharm Bodh, Shaakha Bodh Sagar on page 1937
धर्मदास तोहि लाख दुहाई, सार शब्द कहीं बाहर नहीं जाई।
सार शब्द बाहर जो परि है, बिचली पीढ़ी हंस नहीं तरि है।
Dharmdas tohi laakh dohaai, saar shabd kahin baahar nahin jaai
Saar shabd baahar jo pari hai, bichli peedi hans nahin tari hai
Evidence in Guru Nanak Dev ji's speech
Chahaoon ka sang, chahaoon ka meet, jaamae chaari hataavae nit | Man pavan ko raakhae band, lahe trikuti trivaeni sandh || Akhand mandal mein sunn samaana, man pavan sachch khand tikaana ||
Only he is a Complete Satguru who gives naam in three stages and tells the method of sumiran (rememberance of naam) with breath. Only then the salvation of a living being is possible. Just as God is true, similarly, the interview with God and also the method of attaining salvation is also eternal and true, which never changes.