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Om lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu

(13 Oct '05)

May Peace & Happiness Prevail Amma has chosen some peace mantras for daily chanting by her devotees and disciples. One of those invocations is Om lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu. Although this mantra does not appear in any of the existent Veda sakhas [Vedic branches], it is an expression of the universal spirit that we find […]

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Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

(9 Aug '00)

Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu: May Peace & Happiness Prevail Amma has chosen some peace mantras for daily chanting by her devotees and disciples. One of those invocations is Om lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu. Although this mantra does not appear in any of the existent Veda sakhas [Vedic branches], it is an expression of the […]

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Asatoma Ma Sadgamaya

(9 Aug '00)

Meaning  of  the mantra ‘Asatoma Ma Sadgamaya’ asato ma sadgamaya tamaso ma jyotirgamaya mrtyorma amrtam gamaya om shanti shanti shanti. Lead me from the asat to the sat. Lead me from darkness to light. Lead me from death to immortality Om Peace Peace Peace. (Brhadaranyaka Upanishad — I.iii.28) This is true prayer—the seeker’s admission of […]

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Shanti Mantras

(9 Aug '00)

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti: meaning of the shanti mantras The mantras chanted in Amma’s ashrams at the end of arati and archana are called shanti mantras1. Therefore to conclude each one, “shanti,” which means “peace,” is chanted three times. As a spiritual aspirant, one chants shanti in desire for the occurrence of circumstances conducive to […]

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Arati of Amma

(8 Aug '00)

Ārati symbolizes surrender—the final relinquishment of the ego to God. Just as the camphor used in the ritual dissolves into nothingness, so too should the individual will merge in the divine will, so too should we make an offering of the only thing that is truly ours to give—the ego. Only when we give up […]

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