Voice of the God
Gurbani (ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ) is a term used to refer to the compositions and hymns that make ‘Guru Granth Sahib’ the holy book of the Sikhs. These compositions come from the ten Sikh Gurus starting with Guru Nanak and many spiritual writers that include Muslim and Hindu saints and poets.
The Mool Mantar is the Sikh statement of belief. It is the basis of the whole of Sikhism and contains the key beliefs about Waheguru.
The Mool Mantar is the most important composition in Sikhism, and is the opening text of the Guru Granth Sahib.
The Mool Mantar is:
ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ
ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ
ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ॥
Ik onkar: There is only one God
Sat Nam: Eternal truth is his name
Kurtah Purakh: He is the creator
Nir Bhau: Without fear
Nir Vair: Without hate
Akaal Moorat: Immortal without form
Ajooni: Beyond birth and death
Gurprasaad: By the Guru’s grace