Author: Swami SwaroopanandaPublisher: Chinmaya Mission TrustYear: 1999Language: EnglishPages: 66ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
The Absolute Truth being infinite, it cannot be defined through words or concepts, which are relative and limited, therefore finite. Any discussion of the Ultimate Reality in the Scriptures is thus automatically understood to be merely indicative and descriptive.One such pointer in the direction of the Absolute Truth-and an extremely effective one at that-is Sri Guru Nanak Devji’s Mool Mantra (Ik Onkaar) found in the Guru Granth Sahib. As the term itself denotes, the Mool (root) Mantra is a fountainhead of True Wisdom. If meditated upon with sincerity and ardour, the Mool Mantra can serve as a powerful launchpad that can skyrocket us to mystical heights beyond mere intellectual comprehension, eventually propelling us into the silent realm of Infinite consciousness.With impeccable logic and rare insight Swami Swaroopananda reveals to us how the Mool Manta is the hallmark of the profoundest spiritual experience. Understanding This we not only gain a stronger, more rational perspective on the universality of all scriptural declarations, but also, we grow inwardly richer as we gain a fuller appreciation of the One Indivisible Truth that is-nay, that has to be-at the heart of all spiritual pursuit both past and present.
SHRI GURU NANAK DEVPurveyor of the mool Mantra Ik OnkaarMOOL MANTRA AND MANGALAACHARANFundamental meanings and philosophical implicationsIK ONKAARThe One god, the Absolute RealitySAT NAAMHis Name is Sat, Ever TrueKARTAA PURAKHThe Only Doer, the One CreatorNIRBHAU NIRVAIRFearless and All-Loving is HeAKAAL MOORATHis Form (Existence) Transcends TimeAJUNIHe is Without Birth or BeginningSAIBANGHHe is Self-existent and Self-illuminatingGURPARSAADThe Grace of the GuruJAPChant