Category: Bani

The Mystical Process of the Divine as Described in the Mool Mantra

Guru Nanak gave the Mool Mantra as the essence of the Sikh teachings. Recently, while meditating on it, it dawned on me how inter-dependent the phrases of the Mool Mantra really are. For a long time the Mool Mantra seemed to me a group of adjectives describing the experience of Divinity. But like a seed
Mul Mantra - Entrance of Golden Temple. Courtesy of Gurumustuk Singh.

Reflections on the Salok from JapJī Sāhib by Gurū Nānak

In the first line of this Salok Guru Nānak reminds us of the trinity of our primary relationships of Father, Mother and "Guru" (our connection to the Divine). This trinity directly invokes three of the elements, or Tattvas, namely Air, Water and Earth. In other scriptures Guru Nānak describes how in the beginning of creation Air
Slok