Manter / Mantra

A Manter or Mantra in English, is a divine word or phrase to be repeated. Manter means that which will ferry us across (tra) the mind (man/munn) to the Dargah of Dhan-Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji. The three Manters referred to in GurBani are Beej Manter, Mool Manter and Gur Manter.  Gur Manter is "Sat Naam", this is explained further in the Beej Manter which is "Ik Oankaar Sat Naam" and further explained in the Mool Manter.  The Sat Naam Manter is referenced by Bhai Gurdas Ji in Var 1, Line 1.  "Namaskaar gurdev ko jis Sat Naam Manter sunnaaiyaa."  Meaning "greetings with palms pressed together to the God-Guru (Nanak) who announced the Sat Naam Mantra."