MUL Mantra

The Mool Mantra (also spelled Mul Mantra) is the most important composition contained within the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of the Sikhs; it is the basis of Sikhism. The word “Mool” means “main”, “root” or “chief” and “Mantar” means “magic chant” or “magic portion”.  It is a most brief composition encompassing the entire universally complex theology of the Sikh faith.

Sikhism was founded in the Punjab by Guru Nanak in the 15th Century CE and is a monotheistic religion. The principal belief of Sikhism is faith in waheguru — represented using the sacred symbol of ik ŝaṅkĝr, the Universal God. Sikhism advocates the pursuit of salvation through disciplined, personal meditation on the name and message of God. A key feature of Sikhism is a non-anthropomorphic concept of God, to the extent that one can interpret God as the Universe itself.

MUL Mantra

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

Ik­oaʼnkār saṯ nām karṯā purakẖ nirbẖa­o nirvair akāl mūraṯ ajūnī saibẖaʼn gur parsāḏ.

Ek ong kaar,
sat naam,
karataa purakh,
nirbho (neer bho),
nirvair (neer vair),
Akaal moorat,
ajoonee,
saibhang,
gur prasaad.
Jap!
Aad such,
jugaad such,
Hai bhee such,
Naanak hosee bhee such.
One Creator.
Truth is His name.
Doer of everything.
Fearless,
Revengeless,
Undying,
Unborn,
Self illumined,
The Guru’s gift,
Meditate!
True in the beginning.
True through all the ages.
True even now.
Oh Nanak it is forever true.

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MUL MANTRA – Snatam Kaur

Snatam Kaur Khalsa, is an American singer and songwriter. Kaur performs Indian devotional music, kirtan, and tours the world as a peace activist. The name “Kaur”, meaning “princess”, is shared by all female Sikhs.

Chanting is an essential part of the Kundalini Yoga practice.  Kaur’s teacher, Yogi Bhajan (1929-2004), was influential in helping promote the Sikh tradition in the West. Sikhism is based on the Shabad Guru. On Kaur’s official website she explains,

“Shabad is the sacred energy or recitation of sound, and Guru means the living teacher. For Sikhs, our living Guru exists within the sacred words of our tradition.”

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

Ik­oaʼnkār saṯ nām karṯā purakẖ nirbẖa­o nirvair akāl mūraṯ ajūnī saibẖaʼn gur parsāḏ.