BHAKTI-BHAKTI SAB JAGAT BAKHANA,
BHAKTI BHEID KOI VIRLA JAANA!
The whole world is worshiping God in their own waysbut,
only the rare being realises about the real secret behind the true worship of God.
Kabir Sahib has divided worship into three different modes just to explain its limitations and the achievements associated with them, to the humanity.
Mankind is only aware of Sargun and Nirgun modes of worship, which has its limitations upto the universe (3 Lok's) only and it both comes under the territory of Kaal Niranjan (Mind). By doing Sargun and Nirgun worships, we (souls) cannot attain permanent liberation from the endless circle of birth and death.
Kabir Sahib was the first ever Saint (Sant) in the history of Spiritualism who revealed the secret of One Supreme God (who is Immortal and exists beyond this perishable universe) as well as explained the right mode of worship associated with HIM i.e. PRA BHAKTI (True Worship-Satya Bhakti).
Following are the three modes of worships (Bhakti) as explained by Kabir Sahib Ji:
Sargun Bhakti is only associated with the materialistic elements into its physical state present in an outer world such as going to temple-mosque-church for prayers, performing religious rituals, worshiping Gods-Goddesses, worshiping of Idols, worshiping of planets, chanting of mantras etc.
Sargun Bhakti only revolves around the Speakable Words (Varn-natmik shabd) as mentioned in different religious scriptures.
Those who do Sargun Bhakti believes onto the presence of God in some Physical State (in a Form state ; Sakaar Roop) and they keep on searching God into an outer world.
This kind of worship has its own limitations, which can only provide us (to a soul) two types of temporary salvations i.e. Samipaya and Salokya (for more details read the article - Types of Salvations Created by Niranjan) for limited time duration only against our Good Deeds. After death of a physical being, we (a soul) reap the fruits against our Good-Deeds (punya karmas) into Ancestoral World (Pitar Lok) or into Heaven (Swarg lok - Jannat). And onto the completion of time duration as per Karmas, we (a soul) will again be sent back to this mortal world (i.e. A Soul again takes rebirth as a new physical being) and cannot be liberated permanently from the endless circle of birth-death which continues for infinite period of time. The principles and its fruits associated with different good-deeds are well mentioned in all the religious scriptures known to mankind.
Nirgun Bhakti is directly associated with the Meditation which has no connection with the objects present in an outer world (materialistic objects).
Nirgun Bhakti only revolves around the Inner Musical Sounds (Dhun-atmik shabd).
Those who do Nirgun Bhakti believes onto the presence of God in a Non-Physical State (Formless ; Nirakaar) and they commit that God itself is present inside every human being.
In Nirgun Bhakti, an Individual only concentrates upon their own inner-self and is mainly focused on the subject of self-realisation as a soul (i.e. knowing about own true-self). This requires a lot of self practice.
This mode of worship only revolves around five different ways of meditation postures defined in Vedas known as : Chachri, Bhuchri, Agochri, Unmuni and Khechri which only concentrates upon five speakable words i.e. Jyoti Niranjan, Onkaar (Om-Aum), Sohang, Satt, and R-Rankaar respectively. All the above five words are present at their own particular plexus into every human body and the enterance to experience and to travel into the universe is Sushmana nerve for all the above mentioned postures of meditation.
The limitation of Nirgun Bhakti is only up to the 7th Chakra (i.e. plexus, also known as SAEHSTRASAAR present on the top of the head).
With help of complete concentration, we (soul) can see the whole universe inside our physical body and at the same time travels into the higher limits of universe(3 Lok's) through different Ethereal Bodies which all are present inside every human being. Miraculous mind powers gets generated into one's body and a person starts getting immense bliss into their own inner-self. Such an experience cannot be described in words, which gives an impression and feeling of true self-realisation as a soul.
In the past, Yogis, Rishi-Munis, Siddh, Saadhak, Peer, Paegambar, Yogeshvars etc have all experienced these Ethereal Bodies, which are available to every human being in equal means. The descriptions about the reality of these Ethereal Bodies are also available into Vedas as well as into the religious scriptures of different religions.
By Nirgun Bhakti, we (a soul) can rather achieve much higher level of salvations i.e. Sarupya and Sayujaya (has longer time duration) as compared to people doing Sargun Bhakti. It has its reach up to the higher limits of universe such as Dev Lok, Siddh Lok, Brahm Lok and Paar-Brahm Lok which all comes under the territory of Kaal Niranjan (Mind- 5th element of the universe). After death of a physical being, we (a soul) resides into extremely higher limits of the universe for quite a longer time duration (upto dissolution of the universe) just to reap the fruits of our Karmas. And after the re-creation of the universe we (a soul) will again be sent back to this mortal world (i.e. A Soul again takes rebirth as a new physical being).
We (a soul) cannot attain permanent salvation (Param Moksh) even by doing Nirgun Bhakti.
Pra Bhakti (also known as True Worship-Satya Bhakti) firstly came into origin from Kabir Sahib himself. Pra Bhakti is far beyond from the reach of Sargun Bhakti, Nirgun Bhakti, Vedas and other religious scriptures. This accurate mode of worship is the true worship of One Supreme God who is immortal and exists beyond the limits of this perishable universe (i.e Shunya) which is the creation of Niranjan.
Pra Bhakti completely revolves around SATGURU (Perfect Spiritual Master) only, who truly is an Enlightened Soul i.e. He gets completely uniformed with Supreme God (Param Purush - Sahib) and attains the level of Oneness which is beyond the reach of Mind. Satguru has all the Spiritual Powers (Aadhyatmik Shakti), with which He Himself liberates each individual soul permanently from the entrapment of Mind (Mann) and Body (Maya). In Satguru Bhakti, we don't have to do anything at all which means that we don't have to practice hard for any of the Yogic postures as involved in Nirgun Bhakti, which all are directly associated only with the deeper inner cells of our physical body but not with the soul. In reality, Realisation of Supreme God is not possible without a true living Satguru and we only have to concentrate ourselves upon Satguru because Satguru Himself is Param Purush - Sahib, which is an unknown secret for the people of the world, where everyone is engaged in doing the worship of Kaal Niranjan (Mind) as their Supreme Lord due to the lack of true spiritual knowledge.
The knowledge of Pra-Bhakti was firstly being introduced to the whole of humanity by Satguru Kabir Sahib which gave birth to the ideology of 'SantMat' in which the secrets about real abode of a soul "Amarlok- 4th Lok" and "Supreme God" (Param Purush - Sahib) has been revealed. Our Supreme God exists beyond the limits of Mind and Body.
Pra-Bhakti (SantMat) starts from the point where Nirgun Bhakti (YogMat) ends i.e. The meditation starts from the 8th Chakra (plexus), which is at the height of 1 ¼ hands above from 7th Chakra (i.e. SAEHSTRASAAR) outside body and lasts up to 9th Chakra (plexus) which is only known to a living "SATGURU" (Perfect Spiritual Master).
The Alive Holy-Name (Sajeevan Naam) which Kabir Sahib has talked about into His ideology is the Soundless Sound (mukat-atmik shabd) which does not comes under any writing, reading or speaking. It is the only real Alive Holy-Name of Supreme God (ParamPurush-Sahib) which is present only in the concentration of a Satguru and has all the spiritual powers to liberate each individual soul permanently from the territory of Kaal Niranjan (Mind).
A soul will reach back to its real abode Amarlok (4th Lok) after being blessed up with Alive Holy-Name of Supreme God by a true living Satguru which indeed is the permanent salvation (Param Moksh) from the endless cycle of birth-death.