One day when Shehenshah Satguru Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib was sitting with his loving devotees, some sadhus,sanyasis, and yogis came to him and requested him, at his pious feet, to enlighten them about the identity of a true Guru.
Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib said “the one who has crossed the ocean of illusions and can make others also cross this ocean is a true GURU.”
The group of Yogis, sadhus and sanyasis asked Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib that how would they know, if they possess such a blessing because people come to them and they accept them as their disciples, but they themselves were not sure, if they were able to help their disciples, in understanding this world of materialistic attractions.
Shehenshah Satguru Sant Sai Satramdas Saheb said, that a policeman controls a large crowd just because of the power of his uniform, It is not his own power through which he can control so many people but it is the power of his uniform, and this power in his uniform, is given to him by the government.
So the power given to a policeman through his uniform, makes him powerful, and he controls and take care of the people and situations.
In the same way God is the one who has all the divine power. The divine power is transmitted to a true Guru through NAAM SIMRAN, deep meditation and selfless service.
When a true Satguru is completely blessed with the divine power he is ordered by the Lord to take care of the humans and illuminate their minds with true self knowledge, by transmitting the divine power to them through, meditation, NAAM SIMRAN, selfless service and the precious gem of Satsang and keep them away from the sins and wrongdoings. The True Satgurus with their divine blessings guide the humans on the path of spirituality which leads them to the eternal oneness.
Some fortunate ones by following such true Gurus succeed in crossing the world of illusions that means, while living in this world of illusions they are always connected to the lord and they posses the power of blessings through the divine power of NAAM SIMRAN and meditation and the status and dignity of such Gurus is always higher and they are the actual true Gurus. Shehenshah Satguru Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib told them, that once a man came to Sant Kabirdas and said” O’ master bless me so that I can cross the ocean of illusions of this world successfully . “
Sant Kabirdas understood his deep and honest desire and accepted him as his disciple by blessing him with Naam daan and after accepting Naam daan from Saint Kabir whatever sant kabirdas would tell him to do, he would do that with full dedication and devotion.
During his selfless service this man once had a divine sight of the Lord and his Satguru Sant Kabirdas, standing together.
He was very delighted, but at the same time got confused, as he did not know, at whose pious feet, he should bow down first, in adoration.
“Guru gobind dou khade, kaake lagoon paaye.
Balihari Guru aapne gobind diyo bataye”
(Guru and Govind (God) are standing together to whom should I first bow my head or touch feet).
after giving it a deep thought he understood, that he should bow down in adoration before his Satguru first, as he was the true Guru, who had made him have the divine opportunity of having the actual sight of the beloved Lord .
That means that the position of a Satguru is higher than the Lord, but our purpose and destiny is attaining the beloved Lord. Satguru’s divine grace shows us, the true path, to reach that destiny. So, if there is the path, and a true Satguru, to guide on that path, then only, one can reach his destiny otherwise a person will keep wandering.
A policeman becomes strong by the authority of his uniform given to him by the Government, and if he tries to control the people in the plain clothes nobody will listen to him and he might lose his self respect also.
Shehenshah Satguru Sant Satramdas Sahib narrented a beautiful story to all of them,he said, that Once a great Sant along with a few of his devotees was passing from a jungle, and saw a snake dying in pain, and a lot of ants and many other insects were eating its flesh by piercing its body and making many holes in it.
The snake was dying a painful death.
when the devotees saw this scene they asked Sant Maharaj, that weather this snake had committed any sin in its past life that it was suffering like this.
Looking at the snake with his divine vision, Sant replied, that this snake was a hypocrite, and a fraud Guru, in his previous birth. this fraud Guru, never had any divine powers blessed by The lord or by any esteemed Guru, but he always pretended, that he possessed such powers, and used to cheat people by taking money from them, and enjoyed the facilities extended to him, by the poor devotees. He himself did not have the divine power to connect to Param Pita Parmeshwar and could not even help his devotees to connect to Parmatma, and that is why in this birth he as a snake, is getting tormented by the insects and ants, who were his devotees in his previous birth, and are taking revenge from him.
Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib said, that, only those, who themselves are blessed by the Lord or a true Satguru with the divine powers, are allowed by the Lord or a true Satguru for transmitting such powers, to their devotees through Naam Simran. True Gurus by doing Naam simran, will get success in crossing this ocean of illusions, and will also make their devotees see through the illusory nature of this material world, like Sant Kabirdas. When Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib was blessing all the yogis, Sants, Mahapurashas, by telling them about the identification of a true Guru, some poor fishermen came to Saijan and informed him, that since a few days they were unable to catch any fish, and due to this, they were not able to earn money, their lives had become like hell, and they were unable to feed their hungry children.
Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib asked them to go back and try again to catch fish. After sometime the fishermen returned back and told Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib that they tried to catch the fish, but their nets remained empty and they could not catch any fish. For three more times like this, they tried but were not successful, and then the fourth time Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib asked them to go and tell the fish, that Satramdas has asked you to get into the net.
On hearing this all the saints, yogis sadhus and tapasvis got up and said that even they would like to go with the fishermen to witness the rare charismatic event, with their own eyes, and they requested Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib to come along with them.
Saint Satramdas Sahib along with everyone went to the riverside, and the fishermen threw the net in the water and, they all very clearly and loudly said in unison, that Sant Satramdas has asked you to get into the net.
To everyone’s surprise this time when the fishermen started pulling back the net from the water they saw, that all the nets were full of fish, and the nets had become so heavy that it became difficult for them to pull them out. All the saints, sadhus, fakirs, sanyasis and yogis also transformed themselves into fish, along with the other fish, in the net.
On Seeing this, the guru of Sidh and Gosain bowed down, in adoration before Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib, and told their companions that” Sant Satramdas Sahib is the true illustrious and highly revered Guru, as he himself has explained us, that the one who is blessed with the divine power is a true Guru.
he also said, since they all witnessed, that to get the blessing from Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib to cross this ocean of the materialistic comforts, all the yogis, tapaswis, saints and sanyasis who were in deep meditation for achieving oneness, did not want to miss the opportunity to get, true moksh, and transformed into fish and got into the net.”
They all bowed down before Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib and Sant Sai Satram das sahib showered his blessings upon them to get them out of the world of illusions and become one with the beloved Lord.
After this incidence all the fishermen, kept the fishing net aside, and bowed down at the lotus feet of Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib, and requested him to accept them, a his disciples and bless them with Naam Daan.
All those fishermen after accepting NAAM DAAN from Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib stopped the fishing business and started doing other businesses, and became successful.
All those who had taken the form of fish to get the blessings of Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib were also blessed with NAAM DAAN by Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib and Shehenshah Satguru Sai Satramdas Sahib prayed for them that they get success in attaining oneness by getting free from the cycle of birth and death.
Those who stayed with Saijan, were sidh jogi, naath and gosai (group of Gurus). They stayed with Sant Sai Satramdas for some time and then left after taking the blessings of Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib but two gosain, gosian garib gur and gosain kashi gur (Gurus) with the permission of Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib did not go back and by accepting NAAM DAAN from Saijan, lived with him forever, and became one with the lord and got divine MOKSHA.
Their Samadhis are at Big Devri Sahib (wadi devri) close to the Samadhi Sahib of Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib.