When God wished to create His expression,
He created the Satpurusha.
The Satpurusha was not the son of man,
He was given the power to manifest in the world.

Kabir says that He did not dwell in the womb of a mother. Kabir says, "I was sent when there was no sun, no moon, no sky, and no earth. There was no Brahma, no Vishnu, and no Shiva. He further tells that He is the secret-holder of the Home Eternal and came down (into the world) with His order.

It is said that He came in all the four ages:
In the Golden Age He was Sat Sukrat,
in the Silver Age He was Munindar,
in the Copper Age He was Karuname,
in the Iron Age He was Kabir.

Kabir says that the Godpower that manifests in the whole creation is His name. He is infinite and immortal, He is the compassionate Creator. The Satpurusha has the key to lock one age and unlock the other, and all human beings and other living forces change likewise. This Power neither goes nor comes but manifests forever. The one who comes through Him connects all direct to Him. Such ones are called Paramsants.

As we cannot tell anything about God, so we cannot tell anything about the Master. In fact, they are not separate, it is the God in Him who works. Sehjo Bhai says, "God and my Guru both are standing before me, before whom should I bow? I bow before my Master who gave me the clue to know God."

Kabir's disciple got worried as how the Satpurusha would look like, as she had never heard or seen Him. Kabir had told her that Master does not keep the soul in His custody in Sach Khand but surrenders the soul to the Satpurusha, who transcends in all the three stages above Sach Khand. When Kabir blessed her to transcend in these regions, her joy knew no bounds when she saw that Kabir Himself was sitting on the throne of the Satpurusha.

He who knows the Satpurusha is a Satguru (Godman). Though Satguru and Satpurusha are one, the Satguru is due to the Satpurusha. The Satguru is dependent upon the Satpurusha to get the grace from above and deliver it below.

Satpurusha manifests in all human beings, He is the radiant form of the Master and is called Gurudev.

Gurudev is the radiant form of the Master and sustains in every
Gurudev is the Master of the whole creation.
Gurudev is the Satguru, Parabrahm and Parameshwar (the highest Being).
O Nanak, a salutation to the Gurudev is a salutation to God.


By Dr Harbhajan Singh


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