ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
Before this cosmos came into existence God was in a compressed state called “ekonkar”. Creating the eternal laws, God expands and resides in its creation operating these laws without any fear or enmity. God being beyond the limits of time does not take birth, exists on its own and can only be understood through knowledge sifted by the discerning intellect.
Given above is the translation of the opening line of Guru Granth Sahib, popularly known as Mool Manter or Manglacharn. It is the quintessence of Sikh philosophy and recurs more than five hundred times in Guru Granth Sahib in its full or abridged form.
My focus on this website is to put across the message of Guru Granth Sahib by publishing articles in Punjabi and English on the subjects discussed in it. My interpretation and understanding of verses in Guru Granth Sahib is based on this opening line of Guru Granth Sahib. I will also endeavor to translate the verses in Guru Granth Sahib into English.