Sat Nam (Satnam) ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ

The truth.  The part represents the whole just as the seed contains the whole.  True Name.


Wa (和) is a Japanese cultural concept usually translated into English as “harmony”. It implies a peaceful unity and conformity within a social group in which members prefer the continuation of a harmonious community over their personal interests.

Satnam is used as both a closing salutation at the end of class and as a general greeting. In this context, satnam acknowledges the true nature or the Divine within the person being greeted. Source:

Nanchuan’s Cat

By Shōkei (fl. 15th/16th century) – Own work (own photograph by Andreas Praefcke, 2011-08), Public Domain,