#185 Four means for Brahmgiaan

November 20th, 2016

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio.

Listed below are the four means that are highly fruitful for the attainment of highest spiritual wisdom (brahmgyān – ਬ੍ਰਹਮਗਿਆਨ), and for living a blissful life as explained by Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj (Rara Sahib Wale) in their diary – Ishwar Amolak Lal. It is essential for serious seekers to retain them in their minds.

1. Dispassion – (Vairãg · ਵੈਰਾਗ) — Constant awareness of the fact that the entire physical world, and everything in it, is perishable and therefore is cause of suffering.

2. Forbearance – (Dhīraj · ਧੀਰਜ) — All forms of life undergo moments of pain, pleasure and difficulty, etc. To be able to live blissfully, one should face these phases with patience.

3. Contentment – (Sanṯokẖ · ਸੰਤੋਖ) — One should remain content with whatever one has been preordinated in this life (Prārbadha · ਪ੍ਰਾਰਭਧ); to be free from desire for ‘more’.

4. Enquiry – (Vīchār · ਵੀਚਾਰ) — Self-Enquiry and Wisdom are both the same thing. Enquiry involves discrimination between the Real and the unreal; reflection on the unreal nature of the world about us, and that everything, whether it is within or beyond the reach of the sense organs, is nothing but physical manifestation of the Formless One. When such realisation takes place in the intellect, the only entity that remains then is the Non-dual, Formless source of Supreme Bliss that is unaffected by any modifications of the mind. In this state, the wise one (Gyānī) sees himself pervading in everything, and everything in himself.

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The above translation was done by Prabhjot Singh.

Please forgive us for any mistakes.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio.

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