ਜੈਸੇ ਏਕ ਆਗ ਤੇ ਕਨੂਕਾ ਕੋਟਿ ਆਗ ਉਠੈ ਨਿਆਰੇ ਨਿਆਰੇ ਹੁਇ ਕੈ ਫੇਰਿ ਆਗ ਮੈ ਮਿਲਾਹਿਂਗੇ ॥
jaisae eaek aag thae kanookaa kott aag out(h)ae niaarae niaarae hue kai faer aag mai milaahi(n)agae || As from a big fire, millions of sparks of fire arise, they get scattered and again they merge in the same fire.
ਜੈਸੇ ਏਕ ਧੂਰਿ ਤੇ ਅਨੇਕ ਧੂਰਿ ਪੂਰਤ ਹੈ ਧੂਰਿ ਕੇ ਕਨੂਕਾ ਫੇਰ ਧੂਰਿ ਹੀ ਸਮਾਹਿਂਗੇ ॥
jaisae eaek dhhoor thae anaek dhhoor poorath hai dhhoor kae kanookaa faer dhhoor hee samaahi(n)agae ||
As from a heap that consists of myriads of dust particles, those dust bits disperse and arise above and then those dust particles merge in the same dust.
ਜੈਸੇ ਏਕ ਨਦ ਤੇ ਤੰਰਗ ਕੋਟਿ ਉਪਜਤ ਹੈਂ ਪਾਨਿ ਕੇ ਤਰੰਗ ਸਬੈ ਪਾਨਿ ਹੀ ਕਹਾਹਿਂਗੇ ॥
jaisae eaek nadh thae tha(n)rag kott oupajath hai paan kae tha(n)rag sabai paan heekehaahi(n)agae ||
As from a river millions of waves of water are produced and these watery waves merge with water and will still be called as water.
qYsy ibs rup qy ABUq BUq pRgt huie qwhI qy aupj sbY qwhI mY smwihNgy ] 17]87]
thaisae bis rup thae abhooth bhooth pragatt hue thaahee thae oupaj sabai thaaheemai samaahi(n)agae || 17||87||
As both the animate (sentient beings) and inanimate (non-sentient objects) are manifested from the Universal Lord. They arise from Him and shall merge again in their primal source.(17)(87)
The above quote from Sri Akal Ustat (Dasam Bani - 48) explains how 'Aatma' is a part of the 'Param-aatma'.
The soul, as compared to God, is like a drop compared to the ocean.The drop, and the ocean, are both water. In the same manner, the soul and God are the same.
When one remembers Sri Akaal Purakh ji whilst simran, it's very difficult to confine him into particular roles. With Maharaaj ji's kirpa, Sri Akaal Ustat explains in an extremely vast way about how Akaal Purakh ji is prevading the the universe and the world we live in.
Above all of it, He is actually our real self. And it can be very hard to imagine it whilst doing simran if one hasn't yet had the 'darshan' of the real self.
In my humble opinion, the easiest way of remembering Him whilst simran would be the Guru's role He's playing for us! To plead to Him, the Guru, to show us the real self, to show us the right path, to help us across the way, ....all of it can only be done by the Guru.
And we sikhs are utmost blessed that Sri Waheguru ji is our Guru Himself! What else can one want!
qUM myrw ipqw qUMhY myrw mwqw ]
thoo(n) maeraa pithaa thoo(n)hai maeraa maathaa ||
You are my Father, and You are my Mother.
qUM myrw bMDpu qUM myrw BRwqw ]
thoo(n) maeraa ba(n)dhhap thoo(n) maeraa bhraathaa ||
You are my Relative, and You are my Brother.
qUM myrw rwKw sBnI QweI qw Bau kyhw kwVw jIau ]1]
thoo(n) maeraa raakhaa sabhanee thhaaee thaa bho kaehaa kaarraa jeeo ||1||
You are my Protector everywhere; why should I feel any fear or anxiety? ||1||