Sikhism – Japji 08
Type of Spiritual Experience
In Hinduism, a siddha is "one who is accomplished". It refers to perfected masters who have achieved a high degree of physical as well as spiritual perfection or enlightenment. Siddha may also refer to one who has attained a siddhi, paranormal capabilities.
Pir or Peer (Persian: پیر,) is a title for a Sufi master or spiritual guide equally used in the nath tradition. They are also referred to as a Hazrat or Shaikh, which is Arabic for Old Man. The title is often translated into English as "saint" and could be interpreted as "Elder". In Sufism a Pir's role is to guide and instruct his disciples on the Sufi path.
A description of the experience
Poems of Nanak - From Songs of the Saints of India translated by Professor John Stratton Hawley and Professor Mark Juergensmeyer
Siddhas, Pirs, Gods, Naths -
the spiritually adept;
the Earth, its white foundation,
and the heavens;
continents, worlds, hells;
death cannot approach.
those who hear
sin and sorrow