IG’s Peace Blog

Peace and its many aspects

Shanti Mantra

In preparing for the first peace prayers meeting I have been looking at peace(ful) music from various spiritual/faith traditions.  I came across the Shanti Mantra(s).  As you might know, “shanti” means peace in Sanskrit.  Here is one of the many Shanti Mantra videos I found on Youtube:

…and the “more info” that goes along with it:

“The “sarveshaam mantra” is one of the peace or shanti mantras
which may be used to invoke
harmony and tranquility
in the environment in which puja [ie ritual or ceremony] or prayers are performed.

This shanti mantra may be repeated three or eleven times, as time permits. The mantra may perhaps be used as a closing prayer for the puja, to bless all those in attendance.

Sarveshaam Svastir Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Purnam Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu.

Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
Sarve Santu Niramayaah.
Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu.
Maa Kashchit Duhkhabhahg Bhavetll

May good befall all,
May there be peace for all,
May all be fit for perfection, and
May all experience that which is auspicious.

May all be happy.
May all be healthy.
May all experience what is good and
let no one suffer.

May it so happen (-bhavantu) that everyone (-sarve) receives happiness (-sukhinah) ;
let them all be saint-like (-santu) and be without disease and in good health (-niraamayaah).
Let them see with their own eyes (-pashyantu) the goodness of life (-bhadaraani) ;
And let them not (maa) contemplate in their conscious mind (-kashchidh) any sorrow inducing (dukh) thoughts while they remain beneficiaries (-bhavet) of good fortune (-bhaag). ”

BTW, here is the “aum”/”om” symbol, which you might have seen (maybe around somebody’s neck) and didn’t know what it meant.

According to Wikipedia, aum is “known as the “pranava mantra,” the source of all mantras” (or what a somewhat irreverent guy I once knew would call the “primal zap” 🙂 ).

IGbarb says:  “Om Shanti!”

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