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Bandagi Gem No. 17 :: Monday, April 7, 2008

Timeless Batini-Noorani Bandagi Gems for the Global Jamat

Gem No. 17: What is the state of 'Ajampiya jaamp'?

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Ya Ali Madad! This post has five parts:

1. A knowledge section on bandagi;
2. A dhikr section to activate the soul;
3. 5-verses of Giryah-u zâri from Anant Nâ Nav Chhugâ presented sequentially;
4. A prayer card for the well being and health our most beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam and his family, the upliftment the global Jamat, global Muslim community, and humanity at large, and the salvation of all departed souls; and
5. A prayer for the global Jamat.

1. Knowledge Section on Bandagi:

In the following verses of ginan, Hardam karo abhiyaas, Sayyada Imambegum advises us to be engaged in seeking divine knowledge and enlightening our soul by advancing ourselves to the state of 'Ajampiya jaamp', i.e., to a state where our 'bol' or the 'name of Lord' speaks by itself. This state can also be described as continuous silent remembrance within oneself.

Eji Brahm ginan maa(n)he hardam rahejo ji
Karjo aapno abhiyaas
Karine dekho ji
 
O Brother Always remain engrossed in the divine knowledge
and contemplate on yourself.
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Eji Ajampiya jaamp bhai jis ghat bhitar ji
Sohi ghat hoyshe ujaash
Karine dekho ji
 
O Brother In the heart which has continuous silent remembrance
(unpronouced zikr), that heart will be enlightened.
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The above concept is also mentioned in the Holy Qur'an:

Tawil of the word 'Tannur'

"In verse (11:40) God says; "And the oven gushed forth." That is, the dhikr or remembrance of ism-i a'zam became fast and automatic and the flood of spirituality started. Thus, by the tannur is meant the remembrance of ism-i a'zam."
 
(Source: Tawil 231: A Thousand Wisdoms p. 123)

Tawil of the word 'Ajal' (Haste, speed, hurry)

"It is mentioned in verse (21:37): "Man is created out of haste. Soon I shall show you My signs, so do not ask Me to hasten."
 
The spiritual light and progress of a salik are initially created from the speed of rapid dhikr and stenuous discipline, but when the minor resurrection and its signs (miracles) start to manifest, then many means and causes speak and work automatically."
 
(Source: Tawil 566: A Thousand Wisdoms pp. 303-304)

The journey is long. In the beginning, it is difficult but when the luminous dhikr becomes automatic, the real show begins. After attaining the state of 'ajampiya jaamp', the great treasures and secrets of spirituality are bestowed upon the pious mu'min. Let us make an aim for being deserving for this blessing in this extended Golden Jubilee year. May we all be blessed with a Golden Noorani Didar in our foreheads! Ameen.

2. Dhikr Section:

Let us perform the luminous dhikr of Ya Ali, Mowla Ali with utmost humility and tenderness of the heart The lyrics are given below:

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Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (40 beads)

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (04)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (08)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (12)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (16)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (20)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (24)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (28)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (32)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (36)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (40)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!

3. Anant Nâ Nav Chhugâ Verses (Chhugo Number 9, verses 1 to 5):

Download mp3 track in the voice of Shafiq Rawji
for verses 1 to 10 of the sixth Chhugo (Chapter)

Âshâji nav chhugâni pâgaj bâ(n)dho
tê bâ(n)dho morâ varji
âkadânu(n) sutar nârie kâtyu(n)
jâno mârâ nar nikala(n)ki nâth

hari ana(n)t ana(n)t
hari ana(n)têjo svâmi shâh
ana(n)têjo a(n)t tu(n)hê jânêjê
Hari ana(n)t ...................................

 
Oh Lord Put on the entire Turban with nine tussles
and put it on my Husband
Your wife had spun the cotton from the pods of ark
Know this my Husband, the Pure and Perfect Master
Hari You are eternal; ........................
1
Âshâji pitâji mârê motâi kidhi
to kidhi satni khotji
târê vajarni bhitaj nipni
anê âvi didârni khot
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord My respected father showed some arrogance upon me
so he was at a loss for the truth
At that moment he got the 'iron wall'
and he lost the blessings of the Spiritual Vision
Hari You are eternal; ........................
2
Âshâji Pir Sadardin tapaj karyâ
jê satê sâcho huâ dâsji
u(n)dhê mustak tapaj sâdhayu(n)
sâmi puro hamâri âsh
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord Peer Sadardin indeed went through a period of
arduous repentance and physical mortifications
and he remained a true servant in a real sense
He performed his meditations and prayers with his head upside down
Oh Lord fulfil my hopes and wishes
Hari You are eternal; ........................
3
Âshâji hu(n) chhu(n) aprâdhan
sâchi nârinâ var tamê jânoji
didhâ kol sâmi tamêj pârjo
tamê nârinâ var râjâ
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord Lord I am the guilty (wife)
and You are the protector of the true wife
Only You fulfil the promise that was given by You
You are the Protector King of the wife
Hari You are eternal; ........................
4
Âshâji chh mâs sudhi gurê tapaj sâdhyâ
rudan karyâ apârji
ann pâni gurê mêlyâ
tarê nârini kidhi sâr
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord For six months the Guide entirely underwent arduous repentance
and he shed tears abundantly
The Guide gave up food and water
It was then that the Lord fulfilled the wife's wishes (the Guru's)
Hari You are eternal; ........................
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4. Prayer Card

Niyat and Wish List:
Let us first declare our noble intentions and then invoke the angelic salwat for exoteric and esoteric purposes. Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, we pray for:

  1. The well being and health of the whole NOORANI family;
  2. Protection from the elements of dross and darkness;
  3. Sunshine in hearts, Light in our foreheads and the blessing of the inner vision of the Truth;
  4. Mushkil Aasan and material, spiritual & intellectual upliftment of the global Jamat, the global Muslim community and humanity at large;
  5. Salvation of all departed souls;
  6. Empowerment of our children with the correct understanding of our holy faith; and
  7. External and internal peace for the whole humanity.
"It is mentioned in verse (33:33): "O you the people of the house (of the Prophet)! Verily Allah intends but to keep off from you (every kind of) uncleanness and purify you with a thorough purification." By the people of the house or ahl-i bayt are meant the holy Prophet himself, Hazrat Ali, Hazrat Fatimah, Hazrat Hasan and Hazrat Husayn."
[Source: Muslim, IV, 1883; Tirmidhi, V, 663)

Now let us recite angelic salwats to invoke Divine grace and mercy.

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Angelic Salwat (33 beads)

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (1)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (2)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (3)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (4)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (5)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (6)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (7)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (8)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (9)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (10)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (11)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!

5. Global Prayer:

Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, grant us, our families, our Jamats, the worldwide Jamat, the Muslim Ummah, and humanity at large, luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) ta'id (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually.

O Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam bless us with many Holy Batuni-Noorani didars during the Diamond Jubilee year, and empower us to present Material, Spiritual and Luminous Nazranas. Ameen.

Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)

Peace, light, barakat, tayid and a 'golden noorani didar',
Noorallah Juma

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The lit candle represents the Light of Imamat. Let us actualize this Light into our spiritual hearts, heads, & consciences so that we may also be able to submit spiritual & luminous nazranas in the Diamond Jubilee.

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