The Song of the Soul



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Modified on November 30, 2020

Om, O Infinite One, lead me from untruth to the truth, lead me from darkness of ignorance to enlightenment of self-realization, lead me from spiritual death to self awareness. May the shining Soul manifest in me.

Invocation

Prayer for Spiritual Advancement

ॐ असतोमा सद्गमय ।
तमसोमा ज्योतिर् गमय ।
मृत्योर्मामृतं गमय ॥
ॐ शान्ति शान्ति शान्तिः ।।

om asato maa sad-gamaya |
tamaso maa jyotir-gamaya |
mrutyor-maa amrtam gamaya |
om shaantih shaantih shaantih ||

From The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Om, O Infinite One, lead me from untruth to the truth, lead me from darkness of ignorance to enlightenment of self-realization, lead me from spiritual death to self-awareness. May the shining Soul manifest in me. O God, may your benign grace save me from the bondage of disease, ignorance, and death forever. We perceive him as Mahadeva, the God of Gods, and meditate on Him as the Supreme One. May He, The Destroyer of obstacles (Lord Rudra), lead us to Self-Realization. Om.

Morning Prayers

Gayatri Mantras

ॐ भूः ॐ भुवः ॐ स्वः
ॐ महः ॐ जनः ॐ तपः ॐ सत्यम्
ॐ तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि
धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् ।

om bhuuh om bhuvah om swah
om mahah om janah om tapah om satyam
om tat-savitur-varennyam bhargo devasya dhiimahi
dhiyo yo nah prachodayaat |

from Yajur Veda: Taittiriya Aranyaka 10.27

Om is the symbol of the Paramatman or Supreme Self, indwelling and enlivening the worlds of matter, energy and consciousness. The universe has 7 speheres, i.e.,

  • The World of Material Things (both movable and immovable)
  • The World of the invisible and Celestial beings
  • The World of Gods
  • The World of Brilliance
  • The World of Ascetics
  • The World of Truthful

May we meditate on the adorable splendor of the Paramatman, who manifests as the Divine Being in the Sun, who is the Protector, the Nourisher, and the Illuminer of the universe. May the Supreme Beng inspire, guide us to spiritual perfection and Supreme Knowledge. Om.

Peace Mantras

ॐ शं नो मित्रः शं वरुणः ।
शं नो भवत्वर्यमा ।
शं नो इन्द्रो बृहस्पतिः ।
शं नो विष्णुरुरुक्रमः ।

om sham no mitrah sham varunnah |
sham no bhavatvaryamaa |
sham no indrobrhaspatih |
sham no vissnnururukramah |

From The Taittiriya Upanishad

नमो ब्रह्मणे ।
नमस्ते वायो ।
त्वमेव प्रत्यक्षं ब्रह्मासि ।
त्वामेव प्रत्यक्षं ब्रह्म वदिष्यामि ।
ॠतं वदिष्यामि ।
सत्यं वदिष्यामि ।

namo brahmanne |
namaste vaayo |
tvameiva pratyakssam brahmaasi |
tvameiva pratyakssam brahma vadissyaami |
rrtam vadissyaami |
satyam vadissyaami |

तन्मामवतु ।
तद्वक्तारमवतु ।
अवतु माम् ।
अवतु वक्तारम् ॥
ॐ शान्तिः 
शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

tanmaam-avatu |
tadvaktaaram-avatu |
avatu maam |
avatu vaktaaram ||
om shaantih shaantih shaantih ||

From The Taittiriya Upanishad

Om, May Lord Mitra confer the joy of spiritual wisdom on us!. May Lord Varuna confer the joy of spiritual wisdom on us. May Lord Aryaman confer the joy of spiritual wisdom on us. May Lord Indra and Lord Vrihaspati confer the joy of spiritual wisdom on us. May the Omnipresent Lord Vishnu shower the joy of spiritual wisdom on us. Salutation to Lord Brahma the Selfborn. I bow down in reverence to Lord Vayu., you are the visible form of Brahman. You are the Vedas, you are the Righteousness, you are the Truth. May Brahman protect us.

ॐआप्यायन्तु ममाङ्गानि वाक् प्राणश्चक्षुः श्रोत्र-मथो बलमिन्द्रियाणि च सर्वाणि
सर्वम् ब्रह्मोपनिशदम् । 
माहं ब्रह्म निराकुर्याम् ।
मा मा ब्रह्म निराकरोत् ।
अनिराकरणमस्त्वनिराकरणंमेऽस्तु ।
तदात्मनि निरते य उपनिशत्सु धर्मास्ते मयि सन्तु ते मयि सन्तु ॥
ॐ शन्तिः शान्तिः शान

om apyayantu mamangani vak pranascakshuh srotramatho balamindriyani ca sarvani
sarvam brahmopanishadam
maham brahma nirakuryam
ma ma brahma nirakarod
anirakaranamastvanirakaranam me astu
tadatmani nirate ya upanishatsu dharmas te mayi santu te mayi santu
om shantih, shantih, shantih, shantih!

From The Chandogya Upanishad

O Power of God, Bless me that my body, limbs, and organs become well-nourished and strong. My power of speech, vital energy or Prana, Power of vision and eyes, Power of hearing and ears, my strength, vitality, and all the parts and limbs of mine are the power of God, Brahmam as mentioned in the Upanishads. May I never deny my oneness with Him? May my oneness with the Power of God and God’s Oneness with me be well established and remembered. May all the positive and divine qualities and divine qualities mentioned in the Upanishad, repose in me and be manifested in me. May there be peace, peace, and peace only.

ॐ भद्रं कर्णेभिः शृणुयाम देवाः ।
भद्रं पश्येमाक्षभिर्यजत्राः ।
स्थिरैरङ्गैस्तुष्टुवाग्‍ँसस्तनूभिः ।
व्यशेम देवहितं यदायूः ।

om bhadram karnnebhih shrnnuyaama devaah |
bhadram pashyema-akssabhir-yajatraah |
sthirair-anggais-tussttuvaamsas-tanuubhih |
vyashema devahitam yad-aayuh |

स्वस्ति न इन्द्रो वृद्धश्रवाः ।
स्वस्ति नः पूषा विश्ववेदाः ।
स्वस्ति नस्तार्क्ष्यो अरिष्टनेमिः ।
स्वस्ति नो वृहस्पतिर्दधातु ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

svasti na indro vrddha-shravaah |
svasti nah puussaa vishva-vedaah |
svasti nas-taarkssyo arisstta-nemih |
svasti no vrhaspatir-dadhaatu ||
om shaantih shaantih shaantih ||

From The Rigveda. Mandala (Book) 1: Sukta (Hymn) 89: Mantra (Line/ Stanza): 8

O God, please Bless us that whatever we feel Thy presence, whatever we see, we feel Thy presence. In all over sense perceptions, we feel Thy presence. Please Bless us with a strong and controlled body and mind and senses we engage ourselves in the service of God, Power of God as Indra Bless us, Power of God as Bridhasrabar Bless us. Power of God as Lord Pusa and the Inner Controller of the whole Creation, Bless us. Power of God as Aritanemi Bless us. Power of God as Divine Knowledge Bless us. May there be peace and prosperity, peace and prosperity, peace, and prosperity.

ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पुर्णमुदच्यते
पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam Puurnnaat-Purnnam-Udacyate
Puurnnasya Puurnnam-Aadaaya Puurnnam-Eva-Avashissyate
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih

From The Isha Upanishad

Om., The Invisible, Un-manifested source of the visible and perceptible creation is complete and full always. Also the visible and perceptible creation in full and complete in all aspects. Even if the full, complete and total creation seems to have come out of the full, complete & unmanifested Power of God, that remains full, complete and total and this also is full, complete and Total.

May God and the Masters bless you and your family and friends with joyful, stress-free life with all your noble intentions fulfilled.

With Love and Best Wishes,
Paramahansa Atmananda Ji

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Paramhansa Atmananda

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