The inaugural discussion on Khojgurbani was held yesterday, April 16 2014 and commenced with a dialogue on the Mool Mantar, the preamble to the Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
Highlights of the discussion:
- Guru Nanak's use of the numeral 1 (IK) to deliver a radically different message and a clear articulation of One Ultimate and undifferentiated Reality that is the source (root) of everything
- What and how does the Mool Mantar touch my everyday life? One should view the Mool Mantar as a series of affirmations that point to its "life changing" capacity. The Mool Mantar as "potential" that we should aspire to.
- Ik Oankar as the essence of the rest of the Mool Mantar - signifying an integrated (single) Reality that is both creative and pervasive in its creation, active not passive.