Sacred speech of Shri Nanak Ji, Raag Ramkali, Mehla 1, Dakhni Omkaar

Shri Guru Granth Sahib, page no. 929

ਓਅੰਕਾਰਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਮਾ ਉਤਪਤਿ ॥ ਓਅੰਕਾਰੁ ਕੀਆ ਜਿਨਿ ਚਿਤਿ ॥
ਓਅੰਕਾਰਿ ਸੈਲ ਜੁਗ ਭਏ ॥ ਓਅੰਕਾਰਿ ਬੇਦ ਨਿਰਮਏ ॥
ਓਅੰਕਾਰਿ ਸਬਦਿ ਉਧਰੇ ॥ ਓਅੰਕਾਰਿ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਤਰੇ ॥
ਓਨਮ ਅਖਰ ਸੁਣਹੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੁ ॥ ਓਨਮ ਅਖਰੁ ਤ੍ਰਿਭਵਣ ਸਾਰੁ ॥੧॥

Transliteration:

Omkaar Brahma utpati |omkaaru kiaa jini chit 
omkaar sael jug bhaye omkaar bed nirmaye 
omkaar sabdi udhre omkaar gurumukhi tare 
onam akhar sunhu bichaaru onam akhru tribhuvan saaru

Meaning: In the aforesaid sacred speech, Shri Nanak Ji is saying that Brahma Ji was born from Omkaar i.e. Jyoti Niranjan (Kaal). After wandering for many yugas, Omkaar (Brahm) produced Vedas, which were obtained by Brahma Ji. Only ‘Om’ mantra is the actual mantra for the devotion of the three loks. One is uplifted by doing jaap of this ‘Om’ shabd after taking updesh from a Complete Saint i.e. by acquiring a Guru.

Important: Shri Nanak Ji has given secretive description of the three mantras (Om + Tat + Sat) in several places. Only a Complete Saint (Tattavdarshi) can understand this and the method of the jaap of the three mantras is explained only to the Updeshi (follower, disciple).

Shri Guru Granth Sahib, Page no. 1038

ਊਤਮ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪੁਰਖ ਨਿਰਾਲੇ ॥ ਸਬਦਿ ਰਤੇ ਹਰਿ ਰਸਿ ਮਤਵਾਲੇ ॥
ਰਿਧਿ ਬੁਧਿ ਸਿਧਿ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਤੇ ਪਾਈਐ ਪੂਰੈ ਭਾਗਿ ਮਿਲਾਇਦਾ ॥੧੫॥
ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਤੇ ਪਾਏ ਵੀਚਾਰਾ ॥ ਸੁੰਨ ਸਮਾਧਿ ਸਚੇ ਘਰ ਬਾਰਾ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਨਾਦੁ ਸਬਦ ਧੁਨਿ ਸਚੁ ਰਾਮੈ ਨਾਮਿ ਸਮਾਇਦਾ ॥੧੭॥੫॥੧੭॥

Transliteration:

Uttam Satguru purush niraale, sabdi rate hari ras matvaale 
Ridhi, budhi, sidhi, giaan guru te paaiye, poore bhaag milaaida (15)
Satguru te paaye bichaara, sun samaadhi sache gharbaara 
Nanak nirmal naadu sabad dhuni, sachu ramae naami samaaida (17) 5 17

The meaning of the aforesaid sacred speech is that the Saguru who imparts the real knowledge is unique. He only chants Naam mantra and does not teach any other Hathyog sadhna. Even if you want wealth, pos