Akal Ustat is written by Tenth Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. It is the second Bani, which we can find in the holy book the ‘Dasam Granth’ signed by none other than our tenth Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The pious words bestowed upon to this literary piece revolve around the words of the Guru and his teachings. The literary meaning of ‘Akal Ustat’ is praising the almighty with all heart and soul. This in the Guru’s view can only happen when our mind is free from all caste discrimination and very one is allowed to praise God, the eternal power. This compilation has 271 verses created in different languages.
This Bani also shows clear reference to caste system and his denial of its very existence. Caste system regards one group or religion, superior than the other. Even its history, culture, color and creed are considered supreme than the other which faces the brunt of being inferior. Our Guru Sahib said “all human beings should be considered as One with every one enjoying equal rights and priviledges”.
The Bani ‘Akal Ustat’ has a style of writing presented through Imagery in the praise of the almighty with equality of people in mind. The readings give us eternal peace within, which is something very magical. Every soul engulfed with God’s benign glory. Guru Sahib Guru Gobind Singh Ji says, “God is worshipped by various peoples in many different ways and with varying names and methods thus: