Thursday, October 14, 2010

ਇੱਕ ਓਅੰਕਾਰ ||

A famous saying by Guru Nanak. Something which reminds one of what Prophet Mohammed also famously said. This is the beginning of the Mul Mantra and is something that forms the very base of Sikhism.

ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ II

Ika ōaṅkāra sati nāmu karatā purakhu nirabha'u niravairu akāla mūrati ajūnī saibhaṃ gura prasādi

There is but one God. Truth by name, the creator, all-pervading spirit, without fear, without enmity. Whose existence is unaffected by time, who does not take birth, self-existent, who is to be realised through his grace.

There are various translations (all similar in meaning) and I have used one of those here for those of us who do not understand Gurumukhi. Listen to the Mul Mantar below, nothing touches you like the purity of this beautiful piece, especially early in the morning.

references: wikipedia, sikhiwiki


  1. This video carrying some sayings of Sat Gur Baba Nanak Dev ji is so melodious, so sweet and truthful that I view and listen it quite often. As a matter of fact am so mesmerized by its melodious, spiritual impact on my mind and soul that I now very much wish it to share with readers on the WoP blog site. I shall therefore be grateful if you could kindly allow me to reproduce it on Wonders of Pakistan weblog as well.


  2. Thanks a lot Nayyar, this music has the same impact one me as well :)

    And of course you are most welcome to share the post on your blog as well...

  3. Thanks for sharing this here! :)

    It does, indeed, encapsulate the basic ideas of Sikhism.

  4. @Sidhusaaheb: I am very glad that you liked it, and that you appreciate the content...


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