Jagat Guru Rampal Ji Maharaj

Life History of Garibdas Ji Maharaj

A Brief Introduction of Saint Garibdas Ji (संत गरीब दास) (1717 - 1778)

of Village Chhudani, District Jhajjar, Haryana

  • Jagat Guru Rampal Ji

    Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj

    Respected Garibdas Ji was born in 1717 A.D. He met God Kabir Ji at age of 10 years in a field named Nalaa in 1727 A.D. and departed to Satlok in 1778 A.D.. God Kabir Ji also met Respected Garibdas Ji in an embodied Jinda form.

    Garib Das ji's meeting with Kabir Sahib

    Respected Garibdas Ji along with his other fellow milkmen was tending his grazing cattle in his Nalaa field which is sticking to the boundary of Village Kablana. God Kabir departed from Satlok (Sachkhand, Eternal Place) and appeared in the Nalaa field in the form of a Jinda Mahatma (a type of Saint). The milkmen requested God Kabir who had appeared in the form of a Jinda Mahatma to have food. God Kabir declined the offer. On that the milkmen said that if you are not going to have food, then have milk because God Kabir had said that I have come after having food from my Satlok village. At that moment, God Kabir Ji said that I drink milk of an unmarried cow only. Child Garibdas Ji brought an unmarried cow to God Kabir Ji and said that Babaji, how can this unmarried cow give milk? Then Kavir Dev (Kabir God) patted on the back of that unmarried calf and automatically milk started flowing from the udders of the unmarried calf and stopped when the pot became full. God Kabir Ji drank that milk and made his child Garibdas Ji drink some as prasaad (blessed drink).

    God Kabir then told Garibdas ji about Satlok. On this Garibdas ji requested God Kabir to show him His Satlok. God Kabir took Garibdas ji's soul out of his body and took him to Satlok. On the way God Kabir also showed Garibdas ji the other loks. On reaching Satlok child Garibdas Ji saw God Kabir sitting on a throne. Then God Kabir in Jinda Mahatma form who was accompanying Garibdas ji started moving a wisk around the head of God Kabir sitting on the throne. Then God Kabir in Jinda Mahatma form sat on the throne and God Kabir already sitting on the throne stood up and started moving the wisk around the head of God Kabir in Jinda Mahatma form. Moments later both the forms merged in to each other and only God Kabir in Jinda Mahatma form remained sitting on the throne and the wisk continued to move automatically.

    After showing His two forms in Satlok and then sitting on the throne in Jinda form as the Master of all, God Kabir said that I myself have lived in Kaashi (Varanasi / Banaras) for 120 years as a weaver (dhaanak). I had also met Prophet Muhammad earlier. In Quran Sharif, the words Kabira, Kabiran, Khabira, Khabiran, Allahu Akbar etc point towards me only. I only met Shri Nanak Ji in form of a Jinda Mahatma on the bank of river Bein {Jinda Mahatmas are in Muslims, who wear a black knee-length cloak (like an overcoat) and wear a conical hat on head}, and I only had met Shri Sultan Abrahim Bin Adham Ji and Shri Dadu Ji and in all the four Vedas, the names Kavir Agni, KavirDev (KaviranghariH) etc are indicating towards me alone.

    कबीर वेद हमारा भेद है, मैं मिलूँ वेदों से नाहीं ।
    जौन वेद से मैं मिलूँ, वो वेद जानते नाहीं ॥

    ‘Kabir ved humaara bhed hai, main milu bedon se naahin
    jaun ved se main miloon, vo ved jaante naahin’

    God Kabir said that I only was sitting in Satlok much before the Vedas.

    Creation of Satgranth by Garibdas ji

    (In Village Chhudani, District Jhajjar, Haryana, even today a memorial is present in that jungle where Sant Garibdas Ji had seen and met Purna Parmatma in a human body.) After the departure of the soul of Respected Garibdas Ji with God Kabir Bandichhor, the villagers considering him dead, placed him on a pyre and started preparing to cremate him. At that very moment, God Kabir entered (introduced) the soul of Respected Garibdas Ji in his body. Ten years old boy Garibdas became alive. Thereafter, he created a book named ‘Satgranth’ of his sacred speech on the eye-witnessed account of that Purna Parmatma (Complete God Kabir Sahib).

    A Dadu Panthi mahatma Gopal Das was visiting village Chuddani and met with Garib Das ji Maharaj. On hearing the sacred speech from Garib Das ji's mouth, Gopal Das ji urged Garib Das ji to dictate the whole speech so that he could write it. After three days of repeted requesting by Gopal Das ji, Garib Das ji Maharaj agreed and the whole Sat Granth was then written which took 6 months to complete.

    Evidence of God Kabir in sacred speech by Garibdas ji from Satgranth Sahib

    अजब नगर में ले गया, हमकूं सतगुरु आन। झिलके बिम्ब अगाध गति, सूते चादर तान।।

    Ajab nagar mein le gaya, humkoon Satguru aan
    Jhilke bimb agaadh gati, soote chaadar taan

    अनन्त कोटि ब्रह्मण्ड का एक रति नहीं भार। सतगुरु पुरुष कबीर हैं कुल के सजन हार।।

    Anant koti brahmand ka, ek rati nahin bhaar
    Satguru Purush Kabir hain, kul ke srjan haar

    गैबी ख्याल विशाल सतगुरु, अचल दिगम्बर थीर है। भक्ति हेत काया धर आये, अविगत सत् कबीर हैं।।

    Gaibi khyaal vishaal Satguru, achal digambar theer hai
    Bhakti het kaaya dhar aaye, avigat Sat Kabir hain

    हरदम खोज हनोज हाजर, त्रिवैणी के तीर हैं। दास गरीब तबीब सतगुरु, बन्दी छोड़ कबीर हैं।।

    Hardam khoj hanoj haajar, trivaini ke teer hain
    Das Garib tabeeb Satguru, bandichhod Kabir hain

    हम सुल्तानी नानक तारे, दादू कूं उपदेश दिया। जात जुलाहा भेद नहीं पाया, काशी माहे कबीर हुआ।।

    Hum Sultani Nanak tare, Dadu koon updesh diya
    Jaat julaaha bhed nahin paaya, kaashi maahe Kabir hua

    सब पदवी के मूल हैं, सकल सिद्धि हैं तीर। दास गरीब सतपुरुष भजो, अविगत कला कबीर।।

    Sab padvi ke mool hain, sakal siddhi hain teer
    Garib SatPurush bhajo, avigat kalaa Kabir

    जिंदा जोगी जगत् गुरु, मालिक मुरशद पीर। दहूँ दीन झगड़ा मंड्या, पाया नहीं शरीर।।

    Jinda jogi Jagat Guru, maalik murshad peer
    Dahoon deen jhagda mandya, paaya nahin shareer

    गरीब जिस कूं कहते कबीर जुलाहा। सब गति पूर्ण अगम अगाहा।।

    Garib, jis koon kahte Kabir julaaha
    Sab gati purna agam agaaha

    In the aforesaid speech, Respected Garibdas Ji Maharaj has made it clear that the weaver (Dhaanak) of Kaashi city also gave me naam and conveyed me across (liberated me). This weaver (Dhaanak) of Kaashi himself is (SatPurush) Purna Brahm (Supreme God).

    Parmeshwar Kabir only came in Jinda form from Satlok and took me to the Ajab Nagar (Strange/remarkable city Satlok). Where there is only happiness, there are no worries; there is no grief of the sufferings in the bodies of other living beings.

    This very SatPurush, who had come in Kaashi city as a weaver, by appearing at different-different times had conveyed across Respected Shri Abrahim Sultan Adham Ji and Respected Dadu Ji and also Respected Nanak Ji by giving them Satnaam. That same KavirDev (God Kabir) whose one hair follicle has brightness similar to that of crores of suns and is visible like a man, by putting another body of faded masses of lights over His actual bright body meets us in this mortal world because the naked eyes can not bear the light of the actual form of that God.

    Respected Garibdas Ji has said in his sacred speech

    ‘Sarv kalaa Satguru Saheb ki, Hari aaye Hariyaane nu’

    The meaning is that the area where Supreme God Kabir Hari (KavirDev) came, its name is ‘Haryana’ i.e. ‘a holy place where Parmatma (God) came’. Because of which started calling the nearby regions as Hariaana (Haryana). In 1966 A.D. on the division of the Punjab state, this region got the name Hariaana (Haryana). The speech spoken around 236 years ago proved right in 1966 that when the time will arrive, this region will become popular as the Haryana state, which is clearly evident today.

    God Kabir gets a mention in Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji

    In Guru Granth Sahib ji, on page no. 721 in his sacred speech, Mehla 1, Shri Nanak Ji has stated that —

    “Hakka Kabir kareem tu, beaeb Parvardigaar
    Nanak bugoyad jan tura, tere chaakraan paakhaak ”

    Its evidence is also in Guru Granth Sahib, Raag ‘Siri’ Mehla 1, on Page no. 24, Shabd no. 29

    Shabd/Hymn —

    Ek suaan dui suaani naal, bhalke bhaunkahi sada biaal
    Kud chhura mutha murdaar, dhaanak roop raha kartaar ।1।
    Mae pati ki pandi na karni ki kaar çuh bigad roop raha bikraal
    Tera ek naam taare sansaar, main eho aas eho aadhaar
    Mukh ninda aakha din raat, par ghar johi neech manaati
    Kaam krodh tan vasah chandaal, dhaanak roop raha kartaar ।2।
    Faahi surat malooki ves, uh thagvaada thaggi des
    Kharaa siaana bahuta bhaar, dhaanak roop raha kartaar ।3।
    Main keeta na jaata haraamkhor, uh kia muh desa dusht chor
    Nanak neech kah bichaar, dhaanak roop raha kartaar ।4।