Guru Granth Sahib Mool Mantra

The Golden Temple (Gurudwara) on the lake in Amritsar, Punjab

The Golden Temple (Gurudwara) on the lake in Amritsar, Punjab

Symbol of the Ek Onkaar, i.e. the Mool Mantra of the Holy book - Guru Granth Sahib. The first two words in the Guru Granth Sahib & one of the cornerstones of Sikhism.

Symbol of the Ek Onkaar, i.e. the Mool Mantra of the Holy book – Guru Granth Sahib. The first two words in the Guru Granth Sahib & one of the cornerstones of Sikhism.

This is the prayer of the Sikhs by their Holy Book, the Guru Granth Sahib:

(Ek onkar) – God is one.

(Satnam) – His name is true.

(Karta Purakh) – He is maker of the whole world.

(Nirbhau) – He is Fearless.

(Nirvair) – He never hates anyone.

(Akaal Murat) – He is beyond the time. He is immortal.

(Ajooni) – He is neither born nor dies.

(Saibhang) – Neither anyone has created him nor anyone gave him birth. He is self created.

(Gurparsad) – Only True Guru can help us to meet Him!

The Golden temple (gurudwara) of Sikhs on lake on a moonlit night in Amritsar, Punjab, India.

These divine lines tries to explain Man how God is and I came across the following lines in Hindi which beautifully explains what role fate plays in our life.

Apne gam ki Numaish na kar,
Apne nasib ki Azmaish na kar,
Jo tera hai tere Pas khud ayega,
Har roz usse pane Ki khwaish na kar,
Taqdir badal jayegi apne aap hi ae dost,
Muskrana sikh le,
Wajah ki talaash na kar…
​Muskrana sikh le,
wajah ki talaash na kar…

Meaning:
Don’t crib about your sorrow
Don’t feel miserable for your ill luck
If something is meant for you, it will come to you on its own
Don’t suffer wanting it everyday, have patience
Your luck will change on its own, effortlessly, my friend
Learn to laugh, don’t look for excuse to smile!

Incidentally found the meaning posted here on the internet just few hours before me.

Eid-ul-Fitr Mubarak!

Eid mubarak ho!

May the Almighty God, the Allah bestow upon you, your near & dear ones, the choicest of blessings on the occasion of Eid-ul-fitr! 🙂

I am a Hindu by religion but believe in spirituality & in being secular when it comes to conveying wishes on festivals. I think I can say that we Indians firmly believe in being & celebrating festivities together. As Hinduism says, there is only one God and we are free to give him any name – Ishwar, Isa Maseeh (Jesus Christ), Allah, so on and so forth.

Here’s wishing all the people a very glorious & prosperous Muslim / Islamic festival, Eid-ul-fitr 🙂 May the divine light show you the way when it’s dark and lonely and fill your life with all the good things it has to offer!

Amen!