Bhai Satpal Singh explains Guru Nank Dev Ji’s Mool Mantar in detail, looking at the origin, language, and spiritual meaning of each word of this Mantar. In the first video, the translation and definition of the word “IK” and “Oankaar” is given as well as an explanation of the title of this composition.
The Ik Onkaar mantra is the most sacred Sikh mantra. A central tenet of the Sikh religious philosophy, it is a symbol of the unity of God in Sikhism and is found on all religious scriptures and places such as Gurdwaras
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ਖੜਗ ਖੰਡਾ ਅਸੀ ਅਰਿਗਰ ਧਰਮ ਰੱਛ ਤੱਗ ਛੱਤ੍ਰੀ ॥ ਬਿਸ਼੍ਵ ਪਾਲ ਭੂਪਾਲ ਪੱਛ ਪਲ ਭੱਛ ਰਣ ਕੱਛ ਅੱਤ੍ਰੀ ॥ ਰਾਜ ਮੰਡਾ ਅਤਿ ਪ੍ਰਚੰਡਾ ਈਸ੍ਵਰੀ ਕਰਵਾਰ ਹੈ ॥
ਸ਼ਕਤਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਿਮੀ ਬੈਸ਼ਨਵੀ ਭਵਾਨੀ ਤੂੰ ਤਰਵਾਰ ਹੈ ॥ ਨਿਤ ਜਿਯੋਤੀ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਦਾਇਕ ਧਾਰਾਧਾਰ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਨ ਹੈਂ ॥ ਚੰਡਕਾ ਮੰਡਕਾ ਮ੍ਰਿਤਕਾ ਜਗਤ ਜਨਨੀ ਕਾਲਕਾ ਗੁਨਖਾਨਿ ਹੈਂ॥
ਭਵ ਮਾਨਕਾ ਖਲ ਹਾਂਨ ਕਾ ਰੱਤ ਪਾਨਕਾ ਜਗ ਮਾਨ ਹੈਂ ॥ ਇਹ ਕਵਚਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਮਾ ਕੋ ਬਤੀਸਾ ਪਢੈ ਜੋ ਨਿਤ ਛੱਤ੍ਰੀ ॥ਰਣ ਜੀਤ ਲੈਹ ਨਿਰਭੀਤ ਰਹਿ ਰਿਧਿ ਸਿਧਿ ਪਾਵੈ ਅੱਤ੍ਰੀ ॥
ਲਹਿ ਬੇਦ ਭੇਦ ਜੋ ਪਢੈ ਬਿਪ੍ਰਬੈਸਯ ਧੰਨ ਸੁਖ ਸੰਪਤਾ ॥ ਧਨ ਧਾਮ ਤਨ ਅਰੋਗ ਸੂਦਰ ਪਾਇ ਸੁਖ ਅਕੰਪਤਾ ॥
kharag khandā asī argar dharam rach tag chhattrī. bishav pāl bhūpāl pachh pal bhachh ran kachh attrī. rāj mandā at prachandā īsavrī karvār hai. shakat brahemī baishanvī bhavānī tū tarvār hai. nit jiyotī mukat dā-ek dhārādhār kripān hai. chandkā mandkā mritkā jagat jananī kālkā gunkhān hai. bhav mānkā khal hān kā ratt pānkā jag mān hai. eh kavach brahamā ko batīsā padhai jo nit chattrī. ran jīt laih nirbhīt reh ridh sidh pāvai attrī. leh bed bhed jo padhai bipra bais dhan sukh samptā. dhan dhām tan arog sūdar pā-e sukh akamptā.
The double edged broad sword. And the doned sword. And the chakra adorned around the neck. You are the protectors of righteousness. And the sacred thread of the warrior In recognition of the Nurturer of the universe. The Nurturer of the land The one higher than even the purest lotus. Yours are the many beautiful kingdoms You are the brilliance of the sun. You are the master Creator. You are the sweet Mother. You perpetually create With Your power and radiance. You are the Goddess of Creation. You are Lakshami and Vishnu’s power. You are of Shiva himself, shakti of shakta. The sword, the sword.You are the Eternal light and liberator. Giver and provider,
Sharpest edge of all blades, Wearer of the sword of mercy. As the clouds bring thunder. So You are the lightning. You the flashing sword. You are the light and heat and fury. You the Destructor and Creator in one Mother, You that kills Yet You that gives birth All existence worships You, You, who moves up and down, cutting Lover blade glistening with blood, You are respected by the whole world. The warrior who reads this – Brahma’s mantra of protection, 32 times daily.Will win all battles and abide in Fearlessness, good fortune, wealth, Prosperity and magical powers. All of these will the warrior receive. By finding this secret. By reading this scripture. The holy gain unmoving peace and honour. The merchants gain wealth and mansion. The labourer gains health and strength.
‘Brahm Kavach’, means the Creator’s protective mantra or shield. In the golden chain or spiritual schools this mantra is recorded to be equal to and giving the fours boons of vidya (learning), charity (pun), perfection of Yoga (pravrajyayoga), and success in battle (jang).
– Ek Ongkar is original and unique logo/emblem coined by Guru Nanak not found anywhere else.
Excerpt: The present study of the first stanza clearly indicates that Guru Nanak is talking about the philosophy of the Pundit of Omkar Temple. In rest of the Bani (from stanza # 2 to 54 including Rahaoo – Pause) Guru Nanak is clearing the confusion of the Pundit about God. Guru Nanak explains to the Pundit that there is no Trinity (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva) of God to which the word, Omkar, implies. Guru Nanak further explains to the Pundit that God is ‘One and Only’; does not come into anthropomorphic form; and no specific/descriptive name can be coined for God since God is an ‘Eternal Entity’ and ineffable. >>Download and Read the full article here
From Ongkaar, the One Universal Creator God, > Brahma was created.
Who kept Ongkaar in his consciousness.
From Ongkaar, the mountains and the ages were created.
Ongkaar created the Vedas.
Ongkaar saves the world through the Shabad, Ongkaar saves the Gurmukhs.
Listen to the Message of the Universal, Imperishable Creator Lord.
The Universal, Imperishable Creator Lord is the essence of the three worlds. ||1||
Listen, O Pandit, O religious scholar, why are you writing about worldly debates?
As Gurmukh, write only the Name of the Lord, the Lord of the World. ||1||Pause|
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A hairstyle, has become one of the aspects of personal grooming and fashion. Some hairstyles are also being influenced by the cultural and popular considerations.
We have identified the hair, just to update ourselves according to the trend. But the truth is that, it consists of the most vital sources of energy for a human.
The significance of hair on our head is much more than just looking good.
In this world, human is the only being who can grow hair on his/her head, once the growth starts.
If we leave our hair uncut, it grows to a certain length and stops growing by itself. The length may differ from person to person.
Because, when you let your hair grow fully and coil it on the crown of the head, the “Pranic Energy” or “Life Force” flows down from the top of the head (Crown Chakra) to the base of the Spine (Muladhara Chakra).
So, as a counteract to this downward flow, inactive and coiled Kundalini energy at the base of the Spine, becomes active and raises to create balance.
How HAIR CUT started?
In ancient days and even till a few decades back, people from different culture, did not use to cut their hair. But, their hair was cut forcefully, as a symbol of slavery, during the time they were conquered or enslaved.
Because at that time conquerors understood that, certain natural power gets decreased because of hair cut and becomes easy to control them.
Bones in the forehead area are penetrable, so it functions to transmit the LIGHT to the pineal gland. This affects the activity of the brain, which in turn maintains the balanced thyroid and sexual hormones.
But cutting bangs, which covers the forehead obstructs this process.
So, when China was conquered by the king “Genghis Khan”, he understood that the Chinese were very intelligent and wise, who do not allow themselves to be suppressed.
Therefore he made all the women in the country to wear bangs by cutting their hair, forcibly. Because he knew that, this would help to control them easily.
Later, as the time moves on, knowledge about the importance of hair was lost and the hair cut became more popular, which resulted to grow focus on creating fashion styles to hair.
Science of HAIR
When the hair on our head has grown to its full mature length, then calcium, phosphorous and vitamin D are produced. They enter the lymphatic fluid and gradually to the spinal fluid through the two ducts on the top area of the brain.
These ionic changes create the more efficient memory and results good physical energy, stamina and patience.
Moreover, hairs are the antennas which channel the gathered “Sun Energy” or “Pranic Energy” to the Frontal Lobe (part of the brain used in the visualization and meditation).
So, these antennas acts as a tube to bring the greater quantities of subtle cosmic energy.
If you opt to cut your hair, you not only lose the nourishment and energy consisted in it, but also your body again has to provide lots of life energy and nutrients to regrow the missed hair.
It may take at least three years from the time of your haircut, for the new antennas to create at the tips of the hair.
Spiritual and Healthy HAIR CARE
Because “Rishi knot”, activates the magnetic field or Auric field and stimulates the pineal gland at the center of the brain.
This activation of the pineal gland, results to the higher spiritual perception and intellect.
The hair absorbs “Solar Energy”, during the day and “Lunar Energy”, during the night. Keeping the hair up in the day and down in the night helps in this process.
Braiding the hair at night will help the Electromagnetic Field or Aura, balance out for the day.
Loosely left and scattered hair may develop split ends.
Instead of trimming the split ends and loosing the antennas, it is better to apply Almond oil to the hair overnight, as it absorbs before you wash it in the next day morning.
If you have a long hair, you can experience the difference when it is “cleaned and coiled at your crown” and “let it down and loose”.
Wet hair must be dried to avoid headache and also when you put up your hair wet, it tends to break. It is always a better option to take time to sit in the Sun and naturally dry your hair, as it absorbs some extra amount of vitamin D.
It is very much beneficial to wash the hair after being upset or tend to low mood. Because, it helps to process out the emotions freely.
That is why, there is a tradition in India, to have head bath, after returning from the death of someone.
Combing the hair at least twice a day, helps in a lot of blood circulation in the scalp and stimulates it. It is always a better choice to opt wooden comb for that. Because it does not create the static electricity, which decreases the hair’s energy to the brain.
If you comb your hair on the scalp from front to back, back to front and then right to left for quite a number of times, irrespective of the length of your hair, you experience a great refreshment. All the tiredness will vanish just like that!
For women, to maintain a healthy menstrual cycle, good eyesight and youthfulness, the above said technique of combing have to be done twice a day.
If you are balding, the lack of hair energy can be prevented with more meditation. If you find some white color strands in your hair, be aware that, they are increasing the flow of vitamins and energy to compensate aging.
As you age, try to keep your hair as natural and healthy as possible for the healthy brain.
Rabindranath Tagor’s words on his HAIR
After a long conversation, his friend said to Tagore that “I understand that you are a Self Realized man and I am feeling very much anxious to know, what was the first action you did, after becoming aware of Oneness in all”.
Tagore smiled and replied that “When I realized the Oneness in all, I have thrown my shaving kit into the ocean, since I gave up my ego and surrounded completely to the nature. I wished to live in the form that the Creator has given to me and so I am now”.
When we allow our hair to grow, it is nothing but welcoming the maturity in us with great joy and allowing to grow fully to become powerful. That is why, we can find a unique grace and calmness in a person with uncut hair from the birth (if it is maintained well).
Then why some people shave HAIR on their heads ?
It is quite known thing that some people shave their heads as a summer relief. Some others do so as a religious act.
But people, who practice certain types of spiritual practices shave their heads for a divine reason. That is, if the hair on the head is shaved, the “existing energies of the body” move in that direction to provide life energy and nutrients to regrow the hair on the scalp.
It is observed that, they mostly prefer to shave on the “New Moon day”, as on the “No Moon Day or Amavasya” and “New Moon Day”, there will be an increase of energy in the humans.
So they want to activate it more, followed by their Spiritual practice. There will not be much difference without that practice.
A spiritual seeker, who wish not only for his personal spiritual well-being, but also wish to participate in the other great possibilities, by making himself as an instrument, always grabs the little supports available in the nature like Shaving the head.
There are some cases that, women who had never shaved their head at least once in their lifetime, became mental imbalance after shaving their head for the first time.
Because in such case, normal people cannot handle the excessive energy flowing in that direction. If a little imbalance is already present, it exaggerates more by itself.
But if it can be balanced properly followed by the necessary Spiritual practice, it benefits a lot.
When a practitioner reaches to a state, where all his energies are bursting out of his head (Crown Chakra), he activates the two more Chakras which are located above the physical body. Then he will never shave his head. Rather he would prefer to grow his hair and if it is not sufficient, tie a cloth to his head to be nurtured and protected.
Once the Chakras above the physical body are activated, there is a possibility for the physical body to get damaged. Because it draws energy more than it should. Due to this reason, lot of Yogis die in their thirties itself. Since they cannot handle that much energy, as they may not know all the facets of the body.
If the practitioner is not rooted well in his physical body, then he may definitely get affected by the higher possibilities. It means either his physical body loses its capability or he may leave the body altogether.
Because of this reason, “Yoga” is very important to practice. Because it makes the body to manage in such a way that, all the energies will be rooted well without imbalance even in the higher possibilities.
Hence the Creator has given “Hair” to us with a definite and divine reason.
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Translation if this wonderful mool mantra
ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
॥ ਜਪੁ ॥
ਆਦਿ ਸਚੁ ਜੁਗਾਦਿ ਸਚੁ ॥ ਹੈ ਭੀ ਸਚੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਹੋਸੀ ਭੀ ਸਚੁ ॥੧॥
Transliteration: ikk ōankār sat(i)-nām(u) kartā purakh(u) nirpà’u nirver(u) akāl mūrat(i) ajūnī sepàŋ gur-prasād(i) ॥
॥ jap(u) ॥
ād(i) sach(u) jugād(i) sach(u) ॥ he pì sach(u) ॥ nānak hōsī pì sach(u) ॥1॥
English: EK ONG KAR, SAT NAM, KARTA PURKH, NIRBHAO, NIRVAIR,
AKAL MOORT, AJUNI, SAI BHANG, GUR PRASAD, JAP, AD SUCH, JUGAD SUCH, HABHE SUCH, NANAK HOSI BHEE SUCH
English: One God, the true name, the creator, without fear, without hatred, timeless, self-existent, made known by the Guru.
True at the beginning, true through the ages, is yet true, O Nanak, will remain true.
Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains his or her mind or induces a mode of consciousness to realize some benefit.
Meditation is generally an inwardly oriented, personal practice, which individuals do by themselves. Prayer beads or other ritual objects are commonly used during meditation. Meditation may involve invoking or cultivating a feeling or internal state, such as compassion, or attending to a specific focal point. The term can refer to the state itself, as well as to practices or techniques employed to cultivate the state
JAPJI –Song of the Soul–(english naada yoga version)
Japji is a universal song of God composed by Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith. Japji uses the technology of “Naad” – the science of the sound current. Reciting the words of Japji, which speak of that which is beyond words to express, serves to bring the frequency of Infinity into your life. Japji is a tool designed to deliver a human being to a higher level of conciousness. Japji is a requirement for the seeker of Truth. The Sound Current of Japji and the meaning of its words, when meditated upon with openness and love, awakens a soul to its destiny. Step by step, Japji gives you the comprehensive power to know yourself as you are and be one with God’s Creation in a spirit of joyful surrender and connection.
“Repeating the entire Japji adjusts all the elements in all the charkas and gives you a complete tune up in your entire subtle and physical bodies…” -Yogi Bhajan on Japji. Once a man came to me and said, I want to be the wisest man in the world. I said, “Read Japji, and you will be. He never came back. Where is he? I don’t know. That’s all it takes. If anyone can understand Japji, he can understand the entire wisdom of God.”
Mukhina Sadarni Sahiba
Dr. Harjot Kaur Singh
Guru Raj Kaur Khalsa
An Important thing to note is that no mention of gender for God (The Universe, creator) is within the text. However as a human reference the words “he,his” are used in translation to reference God as we humans use this method to explain things in some context. The Mool mantra describes the all mighty quite literally as follows with No gender reference:
Ek Ongkar (One God), Sat Naam (True name), Karta Purkh (is the creator), Nir Bhau (is without fear), Nir Vair (is without hate), Akaal Moorat (is immortal, without form), Ajooni (s beyond birth and death), Saibhang (is self-illuminated), Gur Parsaad (is realised by the kindness of the true Guru.)
This is important to keep in mind as you watch the video. So you do not put a fe/male perspective because of the words used in the translation. Feel free to replace the words God/he/his/ with whatever you like eg universe, almighty, creator, god etc. So as you listen really connect form a place of love.
This prayer was composed by Guru Nanak ji sometime between 1500-1507. It is recorded at the start of the Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. It explains how the barriers of deceit and falsehood can be broken in life and how to become one with God. To relate and connect with your soul. Recite in the early morning or when your being is endangered, when the radiance of your soul is weak, when your soul feels sad. All wisdom of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib is contained in this Bani. Related to ether element; it is read to attain Brahm Gian (Knowledge of God).
Imbibe the divine vibrations of Mool Mantra with this soulful & uplifting chanting by Anandmurti Gurumaa. There is a great significance of this mantra as it is the first hymn in the Adi Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the first composition, the first teaching uttered by Sri Guru Nanak Dev. He encapsulated the infinite ultimate reality in this Mool Mantra. This mantra expresses the inexpressible and contains the essence of Japji Sahib. It is like opening the gates of wisdom for the seekers. This has been drawn from the album titled Mool Mantra which also features the essential meaning of every word of this mantra unraveled by the revered master. Listen to it with an open heart and mind to let the mantra take you on the journey to truth
Beautiful example of Indo Sikh Arts combined within a Old Saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
A Fantastic Oankar Drawing , with its deep meanings can be witnessed to. Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Sustainer and Shive the Destroyer , r been Drawn within the Oankar , which r representing the Sargun Saroop (Manifestated, Visible Form) of the Creation, where as Ardhanishvara (visible/unvisible/ above Brahma in the middle) and Shiv Shakti (underneath Brahma) represent the invisble Form of Creation (Nirgun , Saroop)
Flanked by the Monkey Lord Hanuman, which is the Powerfull Form of Devotion and at right Hand, Ganesha, (Half Elephant, half Human) who guides the Entrance to Spiritual Enlightness.
In Gurmat (Teaching iof the Gurus) all those Forms, have to be Conquered and to be passed trough with following practice;
Focussing on Wahiguru (God/Dhyan).
God Conscious Music (Kirtan)
Selfless Service (Seva)
Honest Living (Santokh)
Repeating of Mantras (Jap)
Spiritual Practice (Tap)
self Discipline (Sanjam)
Spiritual Bath (Tirath)
Daily Practice (Nit Nem)
Katha (explaining of Godly Teachings)
Sadhna (Routine of spiritual Practice)
Fools look at the Devis and Devas (Goddesses and Gods) and think, they did not find Wahiguru (God) , some even think we should disrespect them, and some started Worshipping them. Both types have gonne astray.
The Gods (Devas) offered Sweets (Sins) to the Truth seekers.
Some took the sweets (Sins) and have been Reborn again.
Some rejected the sweets (Sins) , but startet fighting with those Devas , to prove their r wrong, and have been Reborn again .
Only a Few, rejected those Sweets (Sins), and offered insted the Sweet Nectar (Amrit) to the Devas . Those Few, r like the Raindrops feeding the Flowers with Water, makeing them Blossom with Beautifull Flowers.
When the Bird Flys at the Sky, he does not do so, because he creates such amount of Power. Instead he flyes by useing the Wind useing hes Wings to change at any Direction.
The Wind is the Shabad (Celestial Sound) and the Daily Practice (Sadhna) is ones Wings.
At the Path of Love (Prem Sumarag) , the Gurmukhs (P. close to God/Guru) will be granted with Honour and Peace. Whenever a Human steps on this Path , all the Devis and Devas will Gather, and Greet such a Gurmukh with a Rain of Flowers and Garlands.