A Prayer for World Peace

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

26 September 2003

Before beginning Her satsang on the evening of 26 September, Amma asked all Her children in the stadium to chant the peace mantra “lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu” [“may the whole world be happy”] for one full minute, and to imagine that the vibrations of peace were spreading from each of their hearts to the whole world. When the minute finished, She then asked all to take the hands of those sitting next to them and to chant the mantra three more times, before concluding the with “Om shanti shanti shantih” [Om, peace… peace… peace.]

Frequently, Amma speaks about the power of group prayer. In the context of Amritavarsham50, where more than 100,000 people were gathered, She said that although we may all be like little candles, when we come together to pray for the peace and welfare of all beings, our light can illumine the whole world.