Mool Mantra(the beginning hymn)
There is only one God, He is the Supreme Power, Unchanging, All Pervading.
ik: one, onkaar: combination of two words, oam and kaar, oam means Supreme, kaar means unchanging, consistent, implkies consistently present everywhere or all pervading, onkaar means Supreme Being that is unchanging and all pervading.
His name is True (i.e. His presence in the whole Universe is real, not imaginary).
sat: true or real, Naam: His name
He is the creator (of the universe) who is present everywhere in His Creation .
kartaa: creator, purakh: Supreme power that is present everywhere.
He is without fear (nobody is more powerful than Him).
nir: without, bho: fear
He is without enmity (He has no enemies, He is not discriminating).
nir: without, vair:enmity
He is beyond death (His existence cannot be destroyed).
akaal: a: without, kaal: death or time, akaal: beyond death or beyond time, immortal, moorat: form, existence.
He is beyond the cycle of birth and death.
a: without, jooni: cycle of birth and death
He is self-illuminated (He is self-existent or nobody has brought Him into existence).
sai: self, bhang: illuminated
He can only be realized by Divine Grace.
Gur: God, parsaad: blessing or Grace
Note: The Moolmantra ends here, after this is a slok which ends before the first Pauri.
Name of this bani is “JAP”.
jap: name of the bani, means repeat or meditate
He was True (existed) from the beginning.
aad: original or from beginning, sach: true or real, implies eternal existence
He was True (existed) since beginning of ages.
Jug: age, jugaad: beginning of ages
HAI BHEE SACH
He is also True (exists) now.
hai: is, bhee: also
NANAK HOSEE BHEE SACH
Nanak says, He will also be True (exist) forever in the future.
hosee: will be