By Promod Puri
“Satnam Waheguru,” two simple words of profound spiritual significance.
A companion in solitude, Satnam Waheguru, where the universal truth of His wonders is accepted with utmost reverence. And that adoration becomes a prayer, Satnam Waheguru, Satnam Waheguru….
‘Sat’ stands for Truth, ‘Nam’ identifies that Truth.
‘Wahe’ is a feel of ‘wow’ moment, an exclamation of the divine Wonder.
Guru is interpreted here as the path that leads us from darkness to light. It is the journey towards truth and enlightenment.
Satnam Waheguru is a pragmatic or logical approach towards the understanding of God, rather than worshipping Him as a divine image.
Satnam Waheguru is meditative in its spirit installing harmony in our conscious mind.
For that reason, Satnam Waheguru is a repetitive mantra that flows well with our inhaling and exhaling breathing. Here the mantra breaks down into four steps: Sat-Nam-Wahe-Guru; repeat: Sat-Nam-Wahe-Guru….
There is no healing or therapeutic value in the Satnam Waheguru mantra, but it does initiate a conscientious mind of spiritual values.
Satnam Waheguru, in all its elements, is a mantra, a prayer, and a divine companion in solitary moments.