The fundamental teaching of Mahraz Darshan Das Jee is Guru Sharan - shelter of a perfect spiritual master. Mahraz Darshan Das Jee’s message of Guru Sharan is the main emphasis for anyone who wants to achieve fulfilment in their life and inspire others. Guru Sharan, as explained by Mahraz Darshan Das Jee, is the acceptance of a living Spiritual Master as the key to reaching God.
In every Satsang - a spiritual discourse, Mahraz Darshan Das Jee mentioned that in order to achieve any fulfilment in life it is imperative that an individual attends the congregation of a living Spiritual Master, understands the message, and then most importantly starts practising the teachings. He said, “everyone lives out their life, but no one knows the art of living”. It is only through a living Spiritual Master that an individual can aspire to achieve this enlightenment.
The key to enlightenment is Nam, a priceless treasure that is given to an individual by a living Spiritual Master. The Nam is a connection that an individual has with their Spiritual Master, which exists from the moment Nam is received and lasts forever. The individual is accountable to their Spiritual Master for good and bad deeds from the moment they receive Nam. The Spiritual Master in turn is solely responsible for their follower and will give them what they aspire to attain. At the end of the individual’s life it will be the Spiritual Master who will decide the fate of the follower.
Nam is the keyword used to get to an after life in the realm of the Spiritual Master. The relationship between an individual and their Spiritual Master will last eternally. To truly understand this relationship, on part of the individual is equivalent to meeting God. The reason for this, as explained by Mahraz Darshan Das Jee, is because there is no difference between a Spiritual Master and God. A Spiritual Master proves through their deeds that this statement is true, but does not even slightly suggest this themselves during their lifetime.
A true follower of a Spiritual Master is one who understands the relationship that they have with their Spiritual Master but also strives to maintain it in life and after life. To maintain this relationship it is very important that the soul is made strong and resilient against the pressure of the mind which wants the individual to stay under its control. Mahraz Darshan Das Jee explained “if you have any enemy in this world, then it is your own mind”.
The way in which the mind can be controlled is by having true devotion and faith in the Spiritual Master and under their guidance perform Seva. Seva, which means service, Mahraz Darshan Das Jee explained can be of three types: physical, donational and devotional.
· Physical seva refers to any type of time spent doing physical work that you can see being done.
· Donational seva consists of voluntary donations that an individual makes from their money.
· Devotional seva refers to the time spent by an individual in remembrance of their Spiritual Master’s Nam.
All of these sevas, if performed under the guidance of a Spiritual Master, are methods by which an individual can gain control of their mind and strengthen the soul.
It is imperative that whilst performing these sevas an individual remains under the guidance of their Spiritual Master. If they do not, they risk becoming egotistic and again coming under the control of their mind, even though they appear to be doing what the Spiritual Master says. If you stay under your Spiritual Master then your Spiritual Master will be responsible for your success or failure. All you have to do is do what they say. If on the other hand, you think that you know better than them and start overstepping the mark then the Spiritual Master will let you do what you want, but you will not achieve fulfilment, which is what the Spiritual Master wants to give.