(Video source: Bill Singh Khalsa’s FB Page)
Is Mool mantar … UP TO “… GURPRASAD” or up to “… NANAK HOSI PHI SACH”
Up to “… NANAK HOSI PHI SACH” of course.
Listen to the VIDEO and also read the below.
Our GuruJi, even though GOD is ineffable as Kabir says
ਜਸ ਓਹੁ ਹੈ ਤਸ ਲਖੈ ਨ ਕੋਈ ॥੨॥ (SGGS 340 Kabir)
No one can know Him as He is
through the FIRST PART of mool mantar,
ੴ ਸਤਿਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
One Universal Creator God. The Name Is Truth. Creative Being Personified. No Fear. No Hatred. Image Of The Undying, Beyond Birth, Self-Existent. By Guru’s Grace
teaches us the attributes or qualities of GOD that we, as a part of our universe, can fathom.
However there is one point missing. What is it?
Even though we are told that GOD is “beyond birth” and “immortal”, nothing is stated about the time dimension in relation to GOD.
Why did GuruJi not mention time in the “FIRST PART of mool mantar”?
This is because GOD is beyond time; the time dimension does not exist for GOD. Additionally Mool Mantar only talks about the qualities of GOD. The first part gives only the qualities of GOD. The second part links GOD to the creation.
However this universe, of which we are a part, has a beginning and has a time dimension, GuruJi therefore told us, from our universe perspective, in the SECOND PART of Mool mantar that GOD in relation to this we must
॥ ਜਪੁ ॥
Chant and Meditate
ਆਦਿ ਸਚੁ ਜੁਗਾਦਿ ਸਚੁ ॥ ਹੈ ਭੀ ਸਚੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਹੋਸੀ ਭੀ ਸਚੁ ॥੧॥
True In The Primal Beginning. True Throughout The Ages.
Hence for a good understanding of GOD and GOD realisation we should contemplate (by meditation) on the fact the though the creation has a time dimension, GOD is timeless. Meaning that GOD was in existence before the the creation was created, during the various JUGs (ages e.g. Sat Jug, Kal Jug etc), and will be in future even afterthe creation is terminated (by GOD).
So you see without the SECOND PART the Mool mantar does not give us complete knowledge about GOD.
Hence Mool Mantar is UP TO “… NANAK HOSI PHI SACH”.
It is the MOORAKS who do not understand GURBANI who preach OTHERWISE.