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Shabad is the term used by Sikhs to refer to a hymn or paragraph or sections of the Holy Text that appears in their several Holy Books. The main holy scripture of the Sikhs is the Sri Guru Granth Sahib also shortened to SGGS. The first Shabad in the SGGS is the Mool Mantar. The text used for the Shabad is in the holy book is Gurmukhi. Below is the Shabad in English transliteration and translation.

Mool MantarEdit

ik-oNkaar sat naam "
A Truth Crafter's Profile/Name through Truths"
kartaa purakh                nirbha-o                nirvair
Truth is Your Name        Creator  Perfect Keeper      Fearless                Without Enmity
akaal moorat              ajoonee                      SaibhaN                 gur parsaad
The primary Entity        Without Incarnations         Self-perpetuating       With the Guru’s grace
jap                       aad sach                     jugaad sach             hai bhee sach
Recite!                   True in the beginning        True Through the Ages   True even now and
naanak       hosee bhee sach ||1||
says Nanak - Will be True in the future

There is one God and it is true. He is the creator. He has no concern with anything. He has no enemy. He is immortal. He does not take birth. He came into being on his own. He is realized by guru's grace by reciting his name. Mentioned above is true from the beginning, for ages, it is true now and will always be true.

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External LinksEdit

  • To see the holy book in it original text follow this link: Gurbani.net
  • To see the holy book in it original text with translation follow this link: Sikhi to the Max

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