Ashta Siddhi

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In Sikh ideology, Ashta Siddhi (ਅਸਟ ਸਿਧਿ) means "Understanding of Eight qualities of Almighty". Siddhi signifies comprehension (Sojhi) and Asht means Eight. It is also called Ashta Maha Siddhi in Adi Granth Sahib. It is separate from Das Ashat Sidhan (ਅਸਟ ਦਸਾ ਸਿਧਿ) which means understanding of 18 Puranas.

Following are eight qualities(Ashta Dhaatu) of The Supreme One to comprehend upon:

  1. Oankar,
  2. Satnaam,
  3. KartaPurakh,
  4. Nirbhao,
  5. Nirvair,
  6. AkaalMurat,
  7. Ajooni,
  8. Svaibhang.

The aim of Gursikh is to understand all eight qualities and practice the same to become part of The Supreme One. When soul receives divine wisdom (Naam), all Eight Siddhis are accomplished. Metaphorically, it is also called Eight Hands of Soul.

Ashta Siddhi References in Guru Granth Sahib

  1. Page: 203 Shabad: 525 : ਸਗਲ ਪਦਾਰਥ ਅਸਟ ਸਿਧਿ ਨਾਮ ਮਹਾ ਰਸ ਮਾਹਿ ॥
  2. Page: 717 Shabad: 1937 : ਚਾਰਿ ਪਦਾਰਥ ਅਸਟ ਮਹਾ ਸਿਧਿ ਕਾਮਧੇਨੁ ਪਾਰਜਾਤ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਰੁਖੁ ॥
  3. Page: 1106 Shabad: 2808 : ਚਾਰਿ ਪਦਾਰਥ ਅਸਟ ਮਹਾ ਸਿਧਿ ਨਵ ਨਿਧਿ ਕਰ ਤਲ ਤਾ ਕੈ ॥੧॥
  4. Page: 1183 Shabad: 3026 : ਅਸਟ ਸਿਧਿ ਨਵ ਨਿਧਿ ਏਹ ॥ ਕਰਮਿ ਪਰਾਪਤਿ ਜਿਸੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਦੇਹ ॥