Mool Mantra(the beginning hymn)
IK ONKARThere is only one God, He is the Supreme Power, Unchanging, All Pervading.
ik: one, onkaar: combination of two words, oam and kaar, oam means Supreme, kaar means unchanging, consistent, implkies consistently present everywhere or all pervading, onkaar means Supreme Being that is unchanging and all pervading.
His name is True (i.e. His presence in the whole Universe is real, not imaginary).
sat: true or real, Naam: His name
He is the creator (of the universe) who is present everywhere in His Creation.
kartaa: creator, purakh: Supreme power that is present everywhere.
He is without fear (nobody is more powerful than Him).
nir: without, bho: fear
He is without enmity (He has no enemies, He is not discriminating).
nir: without, vair:enmity
He is beyond death (His existence cannot be destroyed).
akaal: a: without, kaal: death or time, akaal: beyond death or beyond time, immortal, moorat: form, existence.
He is beyond the cycle of birth and death.
a: without, jooni: cycle of birth and death
He is self-illuminated (He is self-existent or nobody has brought Him into existence).
sai: self, bhang: illuminated
ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
He can only be realized by Divine Grace.
Gur: God, parsaad: blessing or Grace
Note: The Moolmantra ends here, after this is a slok which ends before the first Pauri.
॥ ਜਪੁ ॥
Name of this bani is “JAP”.
jap: name of the bani, means repeat or meditate
He was True (existed) from the beginning.
aad: original or from beginning, sach: true or real, implies eternal existence
ਜੁਗਾਦਿ ਸਚੁ ॥
He was True (existed) since beginning of ages.
Jug: age, jugaad: beginning of ages
ਹੈ ਭੀ ਸਚੁ
HAI BHEE SACH
He is also True (exists) now.
hai: is, bhee: also
ਨਾਨਕ ਹੋਸੀ ਭੀ ਸਚੁ ॥੧॥
NANAK HOSEE BHEE SACH
Nanak says, He will also be True (exist) forever in the future.
hosee: will be
This is a good opportunity to memorize Gurbani, one Pauri at a time. You can concentrate better and enjoy more if you recite bani without looking at the gutka.
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DID YOU KNOW
ONE SPIRIT, DIFFERENT BODIES
After Guru Nanak Dev ji, none of the Gurus used their names in their writings. They always used the name “Nanak” as if everything was written by Guru Nanak Dev ji. This reinforces our belief that all our Gurus had the same spirit in different bodies. The eternal source of spiritual knowledge that was within Guru Nanak Dev ji was passed on to each Guru and they uttered Gurbani that originated from the same source.)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
vidi-aa veechaaree taaN par-upkaaree.
jaaN panch raasee taaN tirath vaasee. (SSGS)
[Contemplate and reflect upon knowledge and you will become benefactor to others.
When you conquer the five passions (lust, anger, greed, attachment, ego), then you shall become pure like a sacred shrine of pilgrimage. ||1|| ]