“Light of the Shabad Guru Series”
February 09, 1992
In the lecture entitled, “Identify Yourself,” the Siri Singh Sahib discusses the deeper meaning of “Sat Nam,” “Wahe Guru” and “Wahe Guru ji ka Khalsa. Wahe Guru ji ki Fateh.”
Sat Nam is a mantra that refers to God as the Infinite and Ultimate Truth beyond all time. When we say it to each other, we are saying, “I acknowledge you. I accept you as me. My house is your house. Your house is my house. You are me and I am you.” It balances the tattwas in us: ether, air, fire, water, and earth.
Wahe Guru is a mantra praises the Infinite and Ultimate Truth. It balances the three gunas (sattva, rajas, tamas), which are required to deliver rather than destroy.
Wahe Guru ji ka Khalsa. Wahe Guru ji ki Fateh is a mantra that declares an affirmation, a declaration that all purity and victory belong to God, that God is the Creator, the Do-er. We are here to serve and deliver His work.