Universal Prayers – An Insight



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Modified on November 29, 2020

Only by realizing Him one can go beyond the cycle of birth and death. One can go beyond extreme ignorance of the Inner Self. There is no other way to gain Knowledge and Liberation

Universal Prayers -1

ओ३म् वेदाहमेतं पुरुषं महान्तमादित्यवर्णं तमसः परस्तात्।
तमेव विदित्वाति मृत्युमेति नान्यः पन्था विद्यतेऽयनाय।।
Aum vedahmetam purusham mahantam adityavarnam tamasaha parastat
tameva viditvati mrityumeti; nanya pantha vidyate ayanaya

SVETASVATARA UPANISHAD – 3.8

English Translation: 

Aum, The God-Realized Master is chanting – I realize the Greatest of the great Being Who shines like the brilliant Sun and dispels all darkness. Only by realizing Him one can go beyond the cycle of birth and death. One can go beyond extreme ignorance of the Inner Self. There is no other way to gain Knowledge and Liberation

Universal Prayers -2

ॐअसतोमासद्गमय ।
तमसोमाज्योतिर्गमय ।
मृत्योर्माअमृतंगमय ।
ॐशान्तिःशान्तिःशान्तिः ॥
Aum asato maa sadgamaya |
tamaso maa jyotirgamaya |
mrutyor maa amrtamgamaya |
Aum shaantih shaantih shaantih ||

BRAHADARANYAKA UPANISHAD

English Translation:

Aum, Lead us from untruth to Truth. Lead us from darkness to Light. Lead us from mortality to Immortality

Universal Prayers -3

ॐसहनाववतु ।
सहनौभुनक्तु ।
सहवीर्यंकरवावहै ।
तेजस्विनावधीतमस्तुमाविद्विषावहै ।
ॐशान्तिःशान्तिःशान्तिः ॥
Aum saha nau-avatu |
saha nau bhunaktu |
saha viiryam karava-avahai |
tejasvi nau-adhii-tam-astu maa vidviss-aavahai |
Aum shaantih shaantih shaantih ||

SHANTI MANTRA

SHANTI MANTRA

English Translation:

Aum, May we live together harmoniously. May we enjoy the fruits of our spiritual and material practice. May we do worthy and noble acts together. May our memory and intellect be full of brilliance. May we never hate each other.

Universal Prayers -4

ॐसर्वेभवन्तुसुखिनः सर्वेसन्तुनिरामयाः ।
सर्वेभद्राणिपश्यन्तु माकश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् ।
ॐशान्तिःशान्तिःशान्तिः ॥

Aum sarve bhavantu sukhinah sarve santu nir-aamayaah
sarve bhadraanni pashyantu maa kashcid-duhkha-bhaag-bhavet
Aum shaantih shaantih shaantih

English Translation

Aum, May all enjoy happiness. May all be free from diseases. May all become noble and spiritual. May none suffer any type of affliction. Peace, peace, peace.

May the daily, sincere and correct practice of Kriya Yoga bring out the best in you. May you realize your full potentialities in this life.

With Love and Best Wishes,
Paramahansa Atmananda Ji

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