Guru Nanak Dev Ji was the founder of the religion of Sikhism. He was highly fascinated by God Kabir Saheb; the reason being Almighty Kabir met Nanak Ji on the bank of river Bein in the form of ‘Jinda Baba’ and provided him true spiritual knowledge. Devout soul Nanak Ji before the audience of God Kabir Saheb used to chant ‘OM’ mantra and daily used to recite Path from pious Shrimad Bhagwat Gita and used to consider his worship to be supreme.
- Malaar Mehla 1, ਮਲਾਰ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥ Page 1257 in Shri Guru Granth Sahib
- God Is In Form Bani By Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Page 567
Similar to other devotees Nanak Ji too; was misled by fake religious gurus and had a firm belief that God is One but is formless ‘Ek-onkar Nirankar’ (एक-ओकर निरंकार). When God Kabir met Nanak Ji and introduced himself that He is Akaal Purush/ Shabad Swaroopi Ram and resides in the ultimate abode ‘Shashwat Sthanam’ called ‘Sachkhand/Satlok’, Nanak Ji did not believe. Then, God Kabir took the pious soul Nanak Ji to ‘Sachkhand’ where he saw that the creator of the universe Param Akshar Purush is enthroned like a King and is in human form.
Nanak Dev Ji penned down his sacred speeches in holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib and glorifies God Kabir who was his guru as ‘ik-oNkar satgur parsaad.’ (इक-ओकर सतगुर परसाद), which means he met one universal creator God by the grace of his Guru. He is in human form.
In Sachkhand, Nanak Ji saw that ‘Jinda Baba’ who brought him to the eternal world got immersed into Akaal Purush who was enthroned. Then, Nanak Ji believed that God is not formless. He was thrilled to see God in form. It has been mentioned in Sukshamveda in the nectar speech of respected Saint Garibdas Ji Maharaj
झाँकी वेख कबीर की नानक कित्ती वाह, और वाह सिक्खां के गल पड़ी अब कौन छुडावे तां ||
‘Jhanki vekh Kabir ki Nanak kitti Wah, aur Wah Sikhan ke gal padi ab kaun chudave tan’
Nanak Sahib Ji understood the fact that Lord Kabir is self-existent. He is Koon Kartar. He is the creator. He is Omnipotent.
‘kar kar kartaa aapay vaykhai jit bhaavai tit laa-ay’
Meaning: Creating the creation; the creator Himself beholds it; he enjoins us as He pleases.
Kabir Sahib explained to Nanak Ji the complete creation of the universe as to how did He create the entire universe in six days and took rest on the seventh day?. Who is Brahm-Kaal-Kshar Purush and Akshar Purush? How were the souls trapped with Kaal?
Also read: How souls were caught in Kaal's trap
Satpurush / Akaal Purush Kabir Sahib told Nanak Ji that this immortal world Sachhkhand is your native place and by your mistake, you got trapped in the web of Brahm-Kaal and is suffering from the pain of birth and rebirth. You can only be liberated by taking refuge of a Satguru and by doing true worship. I (Almighty Kabir) presently is playing a divine spectacle in the form of a ‘Dhanak’ (weaver) in Kashi, Varanasi. Intending to liberate souls from the web of butcher Kaal I descend in that deceased world of Brahm-Kaal in every age. I (as Satguru) provide true spiritual knowledge to trapped souls, provide them Sacha Naam/Satnam chanting which souls attain emancipation.
Seeing the amazing immortal world Satlok and realizing his mistake Nanak Ji requested his guru ie. Almighty Kabir to allow him to stay forever in Sachkhand. He does not want to go back to the filthy region of Brahm-Kaal. God Kabir Saheb told Nanak Ji that Satlok can only be attained by true worship. You will have to go back on earth, you will be the eye-witness of God. Tell your brothers and sisters who are ignorant about this true spiritual knowledge so that they also become knowledgeable and can be liberated. All this process took three days then God Kabir released the soul back into the body of Shri Nanak Ji.
By then, the family members had accepted that Nanak Ji had drowned in the river and was dead but to their surprise, after three days Nanak Ji appeared on the same bank of river Bein. The eye-witness Nanak Ji of God Kabir in human form after seeing Him in Sachkhand began the next stage of his life which was to preach His unique doctrine to the entire world. Nanak Ji glorified God Kabir through proverbs, couplets, poems. The sacred speeches of respected Shri Nanak Dev Ji have been scripted in holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib which proves that God is in human form.
Let us check the evidence.
Ref: Kabir Sagar chapter ‘Agam Nigam Bodh’ on page no. 44
In this speech respected Shri Guru Nanak Ji says
वाह वाह कबीर गुरु पुर है |
पुरे गुरु की मैं बलि जावाँ जाका सकल जहूरा है
Wah-wah Kabir guru pura hai
Puray guru ki mein bali jawaan jakaa sakal jahura hai
Meaning: Guru Nanak Ji has glorified Satguru Kabir Saheb that God Kabir his guru is complete in all respects who has created the entire universe.
Ref: Sri Guru Granth Sahib page no. 1189 - Raag Basant Mehla
मैं अवगुण मन माहि सरीरा, ढूँढत खोजत गुरिू मेले बीरा || ३ ||
गुरु का शब्द दास हर नावु, जीवै तू राखहि तिवै रहावु |
Mein avgun man maahi sarira, dhoondhat khojat guru mele beera (Kabira) ||3||
Guru ka shabd das har naavu, jivai tu raakhahee tivey rahawu
Meaning: Penning down his sacred writings; Guru Nakak Ji is saying that I am an ungodly mind. My guru is in human form. He provided me ‘Sacha Naam/Satnam (true salvation mantra). Searching for that guru dev I went to Kaashi and found Satguru Kabir. This proves God in Sri Guru Granth Sahib is in human form.
Let us provide a few more shreds of evidence as noted from holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib in a few more speeches as narrated by respected Shri Nanak Ji which proves God is in human form.
- Malaar Mehla 1, ਮਲਾਰ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥ Page 1257, Sri Guru Granth Sahib
- God Is In form - Bani By Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Page 567
Malaar Mehla 1, ਮਲਾਰ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥ Page 1257 in Shri Guru Granth Sahib
The following sacred speech of Guru Nanak Ji describes the appearance of God Kabir whom he saw in Sachkhand. This proves God is in human form.
ਬਾਗੇ ਕਾਪੜ ਬੋਲੈ ਬੈਣ ॥
You wear white clothes, and speak sweet words.
ਲੰਮਾ ਨਕੁ ਕਾਲੇ ਤੇਰੇ ਨੈਣ ॥
Your nose is sharp, and your eyes are black.
ਕਬਹੂੰ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਦੇਖਿਆ ਭੈਣ ॥੧॥
Have you ever seen your Lord and Master, O sister? ||1||
ਊਡਾਂ ਊਡਿ ਚੜਾਂ ਅਸਮਾਨਿ ॥
I fly and soar, and ascend to the heavens.
ਸਾਹਿਬ ਸੰਮ੍ਰਿਥ ਤੇਰੈ ਤਾਣਿ ॥
by Your power, O my All-powerful Lord and Master.
ਜਲਿ ਥਲਿ ਡੂੰਗਰਿ ਦੇਖਾਂ ਤੀਰ ॥
I see Him in the water, on the land, in the mountains, on the river-banks,
ਥਾਨ ਥਨੰਤਰਿ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਬੀਰ ॥੨॥
in all places and interspaces, O brother. ||2||
ਜਿਨਿ ਤਨੁ ਸਾਜਿ ਦੀਏ ਨਾਲਿ ਖੰਭ ॥
He fashioned the body, and gave it wings;
ਅਤਿ ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਉਡਣੈ ਕੀ ਡੰਝ ॥
He gave it great thirst and desire to fly.
ਨਦਰਿ ਕਰੇ ਤਾਂ ਬੰਧਾਂ ਧੀਰ ॥
When He bestows His Glance of Grace, I am comforted and consoled.
ਜਿਉ ਵੇਖਾਲੇ ਤਿਉ ਵੇਖਾਂ ਬੀਰ ॥੩॥
As He makes me see, so do I see, O brother. ||3||
ਨ ਇਹੁ ਤਨੁ ਜਾਇਗਾ ਨ ਜਾਹਿਗੇ ਖੰਭ ॥
Neither this body, nor its wings, shall go to the world hereafter.
ਪਉਣੈ ਪਾਣੀ ਅਗਨੀ ਕਾ ਸਨਬੰਧ ॥
It is a fusion of air, water and fire.
ਨਾਨਕ ਕਰਮੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਜਪੀਐ ਕਰਿ ਗੁਰੁ ਪੀਰੁ ॥
O Nanak, if it is in the mortal's karma, then he meditates on the Lord, with the Guru as his Spiritual Teacher.
ਸਚਿ ਸਮਾਵੈ ਏਹੁ ਸਰੀਰੁ ॥੪॥੪॥੯॥
This body is absorbed in the Truth. ||4||4||9||
Meaning: You wear white clothes, and speak sweet words. Your nose is sharp, and your eyes are black. Have you ever seen your Lord and Master, O sister? ||1|| I fly and soar, and ascend to the heavens. By Your power, O my All-powerful Lord and Master. I see Him in the water, on the land, in the mountains, on the river-banks, in all places and interspaces, O brother. ||2|| He fashioned the body, and gave it wings; He gave it great thirst and desire to fly. When He bestows His Glance of Grace, I am comforted and consoled. As He makes me see, so do I see, O brother. ||3|| Neither this body, nor its wings, shall go to the world hereafter. It is a fusion of air, water and fire. O Nanak, if it is in the mortal's karma, then he meditates on the Lord, with the Guru as his Spiritual Teacher. This body is absorbed in the Truth. ||4||4||9||
God Is In Form Bani By Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Page 567
Another sacred speech of Guru Nanak Ji describes the appearance of God Kabir which proves God is in human form.
ਵਡਾ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਹੈ ਆਪਿ ਅਲਖ ਅਪਾਰਾ ॥੬॥
वडा साहिबु है आपि अलख अपारा ॥६॥
The Great Lord Master is unfathomable and infinite. ||6||
ਤੇਰੇ ਬੰਕੇ ਲੋਇਣ ਦੰਤ ਰੀਸਾਲਾ ॥
तेरे बंके लोइण दंत रीसाला ॥
Your eyes are so beautiful, and Your teeth are delightful.
ਸੋਹਣੇ ਨਕ ਜਿਨ ਲੰਮੜੇ ਵਾਲਾ ॥
सोहणे नक जिन लमड़े वाला ॥
Your nose is so graceful, and Your hair is so long.
ਕੰਚਨ ਕਾਇਆ ਸੁਇਨੇ ਕੀ ਢਾਲਾ ॥
कंचन काइआ सुइने की ढाला ॥
Your body is so precious, cast in gold.
ਸੋਵੰਨ ਢਾਲਾ ਕ੍ਰਿਸਨ ਮਾਲਾ ਜਪਹੁ ਤੁਸੀ ਸਹੇਲੀਹੋ ॥
सोवंन ढाला क्रिसन माला जपहु तुसी सहेलीहो ॥
His body is cast in gold, and He wears Krishna's mala; meditate on Him, O sisters.
ਜਮ ਦੁਆਰਿ ਨ ਹੋਹੁ ਖੜੀਆ ਸਿਖ ਸੁਣਹੁ ਮਹੇਲੀਹੋ ॥
जम दुआरि न होहु खड़ीआ सिख सुणहु महेलीहो ॥
You shall not have to stand at Death's door, O sisters, if you listen to these teachings.
ਹੰਸ ਹੰਸਾ ਬਗ ਬਗਾ ਲਹੈ ਮਨ ਕੀ ਜਾਲਾ ॥
हंस हंसा बग बगा लहै मन की जाला ॥
From a crane, you shall be transformed into a swan, and the filth of your mind shall be removed.
ਬੰਕੇ ਲੋਇਣ ਦੰਤ ਰੀਸਾਲਾ ॥੭॥
बंके लोइण दंत रीसाला ॥७॥
Your eyes are so beautiful, and Your teeth are delightful. ||7||
ਤੇਰੀ ਚਾਲ ਸੁਹਾਵੀ ਮਧੁਰਾੜੀ ਬਾਣੀ ॥
तेरी चाल सुहावी मधुराड़ी बाणी ॥
Your walk is so graceful, and Your speech is so sweet.
ਕੁਹਕਨਿ ਕੋਕਿਲਾ ਤਰਲ ਜੁਆਣੀ ॥
कुहकनि कोकिला तरल जुआणी ॥
You coo like a songbird, and your youthful beauty is alluring.
ਤਰਲਾ ਜੁਆਣੀ ਆਪਿ ਭਾਣੀ ਇਛ ਮਨ ਕੀ ਪੂਰੀਏ ॥
तरला जुआणी आपि भाणी इछ मन की पूरीए ॥
Your youthful beauty is so alluring; it pleases You, and it fulfills the heart's desires.
ਸਾਰੰਗ ਜਿਉ ਪਗੁ ਧਰੈ ਠਿਮਿ ਠਿਮਿ ਆਪਿ ਆਪੁ ਸੰਧੂਰਏ ॥
सारंग जिउ पगु धरै ठिमि ठिमि आपि आपु संधूरए ॥
Like Sarang bird, You step with Your Feet so carefully; You are satisfied with Yourself.
ਸ੍ਰੀਰੰਗ ਰਾਤੀ ਫਿਰੈ ਮਾਤੀ ਉਦਕੁ ਗੰਗਾ ਵਾਣੀ ॥
स्रीरंग राती फिरै माती उदकु गंगा वाणी ॥
She who is imbued with the Love of such a Great Lord, flows intoxicated, like the waters of the Ganges.
ਬਿਨਵੰਤਿ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਦਾਸੁ ਹਰਿ ਕਾ ਤੇਰੀ ਚਾਲ ਸੁਹਾਵੀ ਮਧੁਰਾੜੀ ਬਾਣੀ ॥੮॥੨॥
बिनवंति नानकु दासु हरि का तेरी चाल सुहावी मधुराड़ी बाणी ॥८॥२॥
Prays Nanak, I am Your slave, O Lord; Your walk is so graceful, and Your speech is so sweet. ||8||2||
Meaning: The Great Lord Master is unfathomable and infinite ||6||. Your eyes are so beautiful, and Your teeth are delightful. Your nose is so graceful, and Your hair is so long. Your body is so precious, cast in gold. His body is cast in gold, and He wears Krishna's mala; meditate on Him, O sisters. You shall not have to stand at Death's door, O sisters, if you listen to these teachings. From a crane, you shall be transformed into a swan, and the filth of your mind shall be removed. Your eyes are so beautiful, and Your teeth are delightful. ||7||. Your walk is so graceful, and Your speech is so sweet. You coo like a songbird, and your youthful beauty is alluring. Your youthful beauty is so alluring; it pleases You, and it fulfills the heart's desires. Like a ‘Sarang’ bird, You step with Your Feet so carefully (stroll together tumk-tumk); You are satisfied with Yourself. She who is imbued with the Love of such a Great Lord, flows intoxicated, like the waters of the Ganges. Prays Nanak, I am Your slave, O Lord; Your walk is so graceful, and Your speech is so sweet. ||8||2||
Also read: Form of God in Holy Scriptures
Guru Nanak Dev Ji has described the form of God in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. He used to provide the first mantra of five pradhan (Gods) seated within each human body. God Kabir gave strict instructions to Sri Nanak Ji not to disclose the secret salvation mantras until he received permission from me so that the agents of Brahm-Kaal could not mislead the innocent souls. Nanak Ji followed the instructions of Satguru religiously. God Kabir Saheb gave Satnaam and Sarnaam to Nanak Ji. He worshipped and was liberated.
Note: Brahm-Kaal has an agreement with God Kabir that Kabir Saheb can take back His souls to Sachkhand after providing true spiritual knowledge and not by force.
God has a fixed time when the whole world will do true worship?. When the trapped souls will identify; Who is God? By taking refuge of Satguru and taking Name-initiation all will be liberated. God Kabir Saheb is the Savior. This has been the reason why people remained ignorant even though the sacred speeches sung by respected Shri Nanak Ji have been scripted in holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib which proves God is in human form. Now, the time has arrived when all seekers doing true worship will attain Salvation and reach to their native world Sachhkhand.
Great Tatvadarshi Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj is the same enlightened saint, Satguru of Shri Nanak Dev Ji who provided him true salvation mantras chanting which Nanak Ji attained Sachkhand / Satlok. The readers are advised to take His refuge and get their well being done.
FAQs about God is in Form - Evidence in Sri Guru Granth Sahib
Q.1 Is Guru Granth Sahib the word of God?
Holy Guru Granth Sahib ji is the knowledge shared by Shri Nanak Dev ji as given by Supreme God Kabir to Him regarding His identity and method of attaining salvation.
Q.2 What does Guru Nanak call God?
Shri Nanak Dev ji called Supreme God Kabir by various names, some of them are "Satpurush", "Waheguru", "Parvardigar", "Hakka Kabir" and many others in His sacred speech as mentioned in Holy Guru Granth Sahib ji.
Q. 3 How did Guru Nanak find God?
Shri Nanak Dev ji witnessed Satlok when Kabir Saheb came and met him once on Bein River and took him to Sacchkhand. He provided him with true spiritual knowledge. He told him that you will find me in Kashi, Banaras, come there I will give you. Satnaam. And Shri Nanak Dev went to Kashi in search of God Kabir and found him playing the role of a weaver there. Then he said "Waheguru Satnaam Waheguru" out of excitement which means the same Guru Who took him to Satlok granted him Satnam. He is God.
Q.4 Was Guru Nanak vegetarian?
Yes, Shri Nanak Dev ji walked on the principles and orders of God Kabir to be vegetarian in his entire life.
Q.5 Who is the father of all religions?
Humanity is the religion above every religion. And there is no such religion from the side of God because He is one. He is not divided into religion like us. We have divided ourselves to attain God into religions out of ignorance and will unite again to attain one Supreme God Kabir Who is the father of everything everywhere.
Q.6 Which is world's first religion?
Humanity is the religion above any other sort of religion. We are divided into religions but we should unite in the name of humanity.
Q.7 How to see God in Sikhism?
One can attain God in any religion by following scriptures based worship, the truth given in our Holy Scriptures. And the method of worship after receiving it from a Tatvdarshi Sant. By abiding rules of devotion seeker will be able to attain God.
Q.8 Did Guru Nanak believe in God?
Yes, Shri Nanak Dev ji always preached about Supreme God Kabir and His unique identity. He even mentioned Him in Holy Guru Granth Sahib ji on page 721 as "Parvardigar".
Q.9 What does Guru Granth Sahib say about Hinduism?
Holy Guru Granth Sahib ji is the compilation of teachings of Shri Nanak Dev ji about the identity of Supreme God and his Guru Kabir Saheb and method of attaining Him.
Q.10 Who invented the word Waheguru?
Waheguru was the word used by Shri Nanak Dev ji when he went to Kashi in search of God Kabir Saheb and upon witnessing the same Kabir Saheb as was seen on the throne of all the universes he uttered the word Waheguru for the first time out of sheer happiness which meant the same Guru as seen in Satlok is God. He was delighted that he has received Satnaam mantra from Him. Now he will be liberated from the clutches of Satan and will go to his native place.
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What devotion did Guru Nanak Dev Ji perform with which he attained salvation?
Almighty KavirDev met pious soul Nanak Dev Ji and took him to Satlok the eternal world, provided him true spiritual knowledge and granted salvation mantras chanting which he attained salvation, attained God.
Sikh religion believes God is one but is formless as was preached by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Is it true?
Guru Nanak Dev Ji always preached that God is One who is in human form and resides in Sachkhand. He walks, talks and meets pious souls the same as He met him on the Bein river.
Sikh community believes Guru Nanak Dev Ji attained salvation and is in Heaven. Is it true?
Its true that pious soul Shri Nanak Dev Ji attained salvation but he is in Sachkhand not in heaven. Satlok /Sachkhand is the eternal world Where as heaven is a temporary dwelling place. Attainment of Salvation means going to the immortal abode where God resides and not going to heaven.