The Mool Mantar Controversy
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The CompleteMool Mantar
This powerful mantar (or mantra)given to us by Sri Guru Nanak DevJi forms the opening lines of ourLiving Scripture, Sri Guru GranthSahib Ji, as well as Japji Sahib, themorning prayer recited by Sikhs allover the world. It provides acomplete, concise and fundamentalapproach to life. It encapsulatesthe philosophy of Sikh Dharm.The Mool Mantar has beendescribed as a
"fate killer. It removes the fate and changes the destiny to complete prosperity."
The Mool Mantar, in originalGurmukhi script and its meaning inEnglish, is given on the right.
Awid scu jugwid scuhYBI scunwnwk hosI BI scu
There is one GodEternal Truth is His Name(identity)He is the Doer of everythingFearing nothingWithout vengence or angerUndying form (deathless)UnbornNot begotten, being of Hisown BeingBy the Grace of the Guru,made known to mankindRecite!As He was in thebeginning: the TruthSo throughout the agesHe ever has been: the TruthSo even now He is TruthimmamentNanak says:Truth shall forever be.