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The Shanti Path - Invocation of Peace

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The Shanti Path - Invocation of Peace

The Shanti Path is a beautiful Sanskrit Mantra, invoking fundamental peace and well-being for all beings in creation.

It's source is the Brihadaranyak Upanished, one of the earliest Upanishads (9th to 6th century BCE).

At the Ashram this mantra is often chanted at the end of the day, to send positive wishes out to the universe before sleep, but it can certainly be chanted at any other time too.

Below you'll find the transliterated text of the mantra with translation, to accompany the audio above.

Asato Ma Sad Gamaya

Lead me from ignorance to Truth

Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya

Lead me from darkness to Light

Mrityor Ma Amritam Gamaya

Lead me from mortality to the realization of That which is Imortal

Sarvesham Swastir Bhavatu

Let there be Auspiciousness to all Beings

Sarvesham Shantir Bhavatu

Let there be Peace to all Beings

Sarvesham Purnam Bhavatu

Let there be Fulfilment to all Beings

Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu

Let there be Welfare to all Beings

Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu

Let there be Happiness to Beings on all the planes of Existence

Om Shanti Shanti Shantih

Om Peace Peace Peace


(From the Brihadaranyak Upanishad 1st Adhyaya, 3rd Brahmana, 28th Mantra)

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