Sound & Mantra

Opening Prayer for Peace

Om saha naavavatu saha nau bhunaktu
saha viiryam, karavaava hai
tejas vi naa vadhiitamastu maa vid vishaavahai
Om Hari Om Sri Guru bhyo namah Hari Om

May the Great Spirit protect and bless us. Giving us strength to work productively together. Help us so that we do not turn against one another. May we find peace in sharing and continuing on the eternal path together.
— Upanisads

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Gayatri Mantra

Om Bhuur Bhuvah svahah
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhiimahi
Dhiyo Yonah Pracoda Yaat

Salutations to that sacred sound present in the earth, the heavens, and that which is beyond. May the glorious splendour of that Divine life illuminate our meditation.
— Rig Veda 3.62.10, translation by Russill Paul

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra (Healing Mantra)

Om Tryambakam Yajaamahe
Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam
Urvaarukam Iva Bandhanaan
Mrityor Mukshiiya Maamritaat

Tryambaka (the three-eyed One, a Vedic term for Shiva) we worship, sweet augmenter of prosperity. As from its stem the cucumber, so may I be released from death, not reft of immortality.
— Rig Veda 7.59.12, translation by Ralph T. H. Griffith

Shantih Paath

~ a universal prayer for peace ~

Om Diyo Shantih Antar Rikshagoon
Shantih Prithavi
Shantih Raapa
Shantih Roshadaya
Shantih Vanaspateya
Shantih Vishveydeva
Shantih Brahma
Shantih Servagoon
Shantih Shantih Reva
Shantih Sama
Shantih Raydi
Om Shantih Shantih Shantih

May there be peace in the heavens, peace in the atmosphere, peace on the earth. Let there be coolness in the water, healing in the herbs and peace radiating from the trees. Let there be harmony in the planets and in the stars, and perfection in eternal knowledge. May everything in the universe be at peace. Let peace pervade everywhere, at all times. May I experience that peace within my own heart.
— Yajur Veda 36.17

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Thank you to all the Great Teachers of Peace who have walked the path before us. Thank you to everyone at Dru Worldwide and the World Peace Flame Foundation for teaching us this beautiful mantra and sharing the Light of Hope, Sound and Yoga with the world.

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