Saturday, January 11, 2014

Ik Onkar - Our Identity


At a place where Babaji was offered to autograph His own photograph, Baba wrote His true identity ~ "Ik Onkar, Satnaam" meaning "God is One, His true name."

A beautiful rendition of the entire of the Mool Mantra sung by Sikhs, which is the opening phrase of the "Guru Granth Sahib" - the first composition of Guru Nanak.

If Baba's identify is that, what are we?
We are one with Him. We are one with that One. We are One.

Below is the entire script with it's English meaning
along a beautiful video of this looped sacred chant.


ik-oNkaar
God is One

sat naam
His name is True

kartaa purakh
He is the Creator

nirbha-o
He is without fear

nirvair
He is inimical to none

akaal moorat
He never dies

ajoonee
He is beyond births and deaths

saibhaN
He is self illuminated

gur parsaad
He is realized by the kindness of the True Guru

jap
Repeat His Name

aad sach jugaad sach
He is True in the beginning, before the anything universe existed

hai bhee sach 
He is also True now

naanak hosee bhee sach
Satguru Nanak says that he will be certainly True in the future

sochai soch na hova-ee
By thinking, He cannot be reduced to thought

jay sochee lakh vaar
even by thinking hundreds of thousands of times

chupai chup na hova-ee
By remaining silent, inner silence is not obtained

jay laa-ay rahaa liv taar
even by remaining lovingly absorbed deep within

bhukhi-aa bhukh na utree
The hunger of the hungry is not appeased

jay bannaa puree-aa bhaar
even by piling up loads of worldly goods

sahas si-aanpaa lakh hohi
Hundreds of thousands of clever tricks

ta ik na chalai naal
but not even one of them will go along with you in the end

kiv sachi-aaraa ho-ee-ai
So how can you become truthful?

kiv koorhai tutai paal
And how can the veil of illusion be torn away?

hukam rajaa-ee chalnaa naanak likhi-aa naal
O Nanak, it is written that you shall obey the Hukam of His Command
and walk in the Way of His Will

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