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Mantras / Shlokas
« on: February 27, 2010, 12:43:21 PM »
गुरुस्तोत्रम् ।
gurustotram |

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः ।
गुरुरेव परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥१॥

gururbrahmaa gururvissnnurgururdevo maheshvarah |
gurureva param brahma tasmai shriigurave namah ||1||

The Guru is Brahma, the Guru is Vishnu, the Guru is the Lord Shiva, the Guru is verily the Supreme Brahman. Salutations to the Guru.


अखण्डमण्डलाकारं व्याप्तं येन चराचरम् ।
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥२॥

akhannddamannddalaakaaram vyaaptam yena caraacaram |
tatpadam darshitam yena tasmai shriigurave namah ||2||

Salutations to the Guru who has made it possible to realise Him by whom this entire universe of movable and immovable objects is pervaded.


अज्ञानतिमिरान्धस्य ज्ञानाञ्जनशालाकया ।
चक्षुरुन्मीलितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥३॥

ajnyaanatimiraandhasya jnyaanaan.janashaalaakayaa |
cakssurunmiilitam yena tasmai shriigurave namah ||3||

Salutations to the Guru who with the collyrium stick of Knowledge has opened the eyes of one blinded by the disease of ignorance.

स्थावरं जङ्गमं व्याप्तं येन कृत्स्नं चराचरम् ।
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥४॥

sthaavaram janggamam vyaaptam yena krtsnam caraacaram |
tatpadam darshitam yena tasmai shriigurave namah ||4||

Salutations to the Guru who has made it possible to realise Him by whom all this world, animate and inanimate, movable and immovable, is pervaded.


चिद्रुपेण परिव्याप्तं त्रैलोक्यं सचराचरम् ।
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥५॥

cidrupenna parivyaaptam trailokyam sacaraacaram |
tatpadam darshitam yena tasmai shriigurave namah ||5||

Salutations to the Guru who has made it possible to realise Him who as consciousness pervades the three worlds with their movable and immovable objects.


सर्वश्रुतिशिरोरत्नसमुद्मासितमूर्तये ।
वेदान्ताम्बूजसूर्याय तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥६॥

sarvashrutishiroratnasamudmaasitamuurtaye |
vedaantaambuujasuuryaaya tasmai shriigurave namah ||6||

Salutations to the Guru whose form is radiant with the jewel of Vedanta and who is the sun that causes to blossom the lotus of Vedanta.

चैतन्यः शाश्वतः शान्तो व्योमातीतोनिरञ्जनः ।
बिन्दूनादकलातीतस्तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥७॥

caitanyah shaashvatah shaanto vyomaatiitoniran.janah |
binduunaadakalaatiitastasmai shriigurave namah ||7||

Salutations to the Guru who is the Supreme Spirit, eternal and serene, who is beyond ether, pure, beyond Bindu, Nada and Kala.


ज्ञानशक्तिसमारुढस्तत्त्वमालाविभूषितः ।
भुक्तिमूक्तिप्रदाता च तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥८॥

jnyaanashaktisamaaruddhastattvamaalaavibhuussitah |
bhuktimuuktipradaataa ca tasmai shriigurave namah ||8||

Salutations to the Guru who is established in Knowledge and Power, who is adorned with the garland of Knowledge and who grants both worldly prosperity and liberation.


अनेकजन्मसम्प्राप्तकर्मेन्धनविदाहिने ।
आत्मञ्जानाग्निदानेन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥९॥

anekajanmasampraaptakarmendhanavidaahine |
aatman.jaanaagnidaanena tasmai shriigurave namah ||9||

Salutations to the Guru who by setting the fire of self-knowledge burns away the fuel of Karma accumulated through innumerable lives.


शोषणं भवसिन्धोश्च प्रापणं सारसम्पदः ।
यस्य पादोदकं सम्यक् तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥१0॥

shossannam bhavasindhoshca praapannam saarasampadah |
yasya paadodakam samyak tasmai shriigurave namah ||10||


Salutation to the Guru whose grace completely dries up the ocean of this Samsara and makes one realise the Supreme Wealth.


न गुरोरधिकं तत्त्वं न गुरोरधिकं तपः ।
तत्त्वज्ञानात् परं नास्ति तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥११॥

na guroradhikam tattvam na guroradhikam tapah |
tattvajnyaanaat param naasti tasmai shriigurave namah ||11||

There is no higher truth than the Guru, no higher penance than (service to) the Guru, and there is nothing higher than Realisation. Salutations to the Guru.


मन्नाथः श्रीजगन्नाथो मद्गुरूः श्रीजगद्गूरूः ।
मदात्मा सर्वभूतात्मा तस्मै श्रीगूरवे नमः ॥१२॥

mannaathah shriijagannaatho madguruuh shriijagadguuruuh |
madaatmaa sarvabhuutaatmaa tasmai shriiguurave namah ||12||

My Lord is the Lord of the universe, my Guru is the teacher of the universe, and my Self is the Self of everything. Salutations to the Guru.

Translation from a Mantra book
Homage to the Universal Being...Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ...

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Re: Mantras / Shlokas
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 12:46:38 PM »
ॐ   भद्रं   कर्णेभिः
om bhadram karnnebhih

ॐ   भद्रं   कर्णेभिः   शृणुयाम   देवाः
भद्रं   पश्येमाक्षभिर्यजत्राः   ।
स्थिरैरङ्गैस्तुष्टुवाँसस्तनूभिर्
व्यशेम   देवहितं   यदायूः
ॐ   शान्तिः   शान्तिः   शान्तिः  ॥

om bhadram karnnebhih shrnnuyaama devaah
bhadram pashyemaakssabhiryajatraah |
sthirairanggaistussttuvaa sastanuubhir
vyashema devahitam yadaayuuh
om shaantih shaantih shaantih ||

Om, O Gods, may we hear with our ears what is auspicious.
O Ye adorable ones, may we see with our eyes what is auspicious.
May we sing praises to ye and enjoy with strong limbs and body
the life alloted to us by the Gods.
Om Peace, Peace, Peace.


Translation from a Mantra book
Homage to the Universal Being...Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ...

Nagaraj

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Re: Mantras / Shlokas
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010, 03:10:38 PM »
Dear I,

It is so refreshing. Chanting Mantras, Vedas are always great refreshers, mind quietener, tremendous vibrations of grace is easily perceivable.

Salutations to Sri Ramana
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Guru Stotram ... cont
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2010, 03:05:56 PM »
Missed the last few verses of the Guru Stotram. Here are they:

गुरुरादिरनादिश्च गुरुः परमदैवतम् ।
गुरोः परतरं नास्ति तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥१३॥

gururaadiranaadishca guruh paramadaivatam |
guroh parataram naasti tasmai shriigurave namah ||13||

The Guru is the beginning of the universe, yet he himself is without a beginning; the Guru is the highest deity; there is none higher than the Guru. Salutations to the Guru.

ब्रह्मानन्दं परमसुखदं केवलं ज्ञानमूर्तिम्
द्वन्द्वातीतं गगनसदृशं तत्त्वमस्यादिलक्ष्यम् ।
एकं नित्यं विमलमचलं सर्वधीसाक्षीभूतम्
भावातीतं त्रिगुणरहीतं सद्गुरुंतं नमामि ॥१४॥

brahmaanandam paramasukhadam kevalam jnyaanamuurtim
dvandvaatiitam gaganasadrsham tattvamasyaadilakssyam |
ekam nityam vimalamacalam sarvadhiisaakssiibhuutam
bhaavaatiitam trigunnarahiitam sadgurumtam namaami ||14||

Salutations to the true Guru who is the embodiment of the Bliss of Brahman and the bestower of supreme happiness, who is detached, Knowledge personified and beyond duality, who is like the sky, and is indicated by such Vedic dicta as "Thou art That", and who is One, eternal pure, immovable, the witness of all the changes in the Buddhi (intellect), beyond all states and devoid of the three Gunas.
Homage to the Universal Being...Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ...

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Ya Devi Sarvabhutesu
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2010, 04:13:50 PM »
This is one of the most popular hymn from Devi Mahatmyam where the devas sing praises of Devi Durga. The Devi is not limited as a personal deity but her Shakti pervades everywhere, within every being (या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु). Let us also pray for the blessings of the Devi.


या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु
(yaa devii sarvabhutessu)

नमो   देव्यै   महादेव्यै   शिवायै   सततं   नमः   ।
नमः   प्रकृत्यै   भद्रायै   नियताः   प्रणताः   स्म   ताम्   ॥१॥

namo devyai mahaadevyai shivaayai satatam namah |
namah prakrtyai bhadraayai niyataah prannataah sma taam ||1||

Salutations to the Devi, to the Mahadevi. Salutations always to her who is ever auspicious.
Salutations to her who is the primordial cause and the sustaining power. With attention, we have made obeisance to her.

रौद्रायै   नमो   नित्यायै   गौर्यै   धात्र्यै   नमो   नमः   ।
ज्योत्स्नायै   चेन्दुरूपिण्यै   सुखायै   सततं   नमः   ॥२॥

roudraayai namo nityaayai gouryai dhaatryai namo namah |
jyotsnaayai cenduruupinnyai sukhaayai satatam namah ||2||

Salutations to her who is terrible, to her who is eternal. Salutations to Gauri, the supporter (of the Universe).
Salutations always to her who is of the form of the moon and moon-light and happiness itself.

कल्याण्यै   प्रणता   वृद्धयै   सिद्धयै   कुर्मो   नमो   नमः   ।
नैर्ऋत्यै   भूभृतां   लक्ष्म्यै   शर्वाण्यै   ते   नमो   नमः   ॥३॥

kalyaannyai prannataa vrddhayai siddhayai kurmo namo namah |
nairrtyai bhuubhrtaam lakssmyai sharvaannyai te namo namah ||3||

We bow to her who is welfare; we make salutations to her who is prosperity and success.
Salutations to the consort of Siva who is herself the good fortune as well as misfortune of kings.

दुर्गायै   दुर्गपारायै   सारायै   सर्वकारिण्यै   ।
ख्यात्यै   तथैव   कृष्णायै   धूम्रायै   सततं   नमः   ॥४॥

durgaayai durgapaaraayai saaraayai sarvakaarinnyai |
khyaatyai tathaiva krssnnaayai dhuumraayai satatam namah ||4||

Salutations always to Durga who takes one across in difficulties, who is essence, who is the author of everything.
who is knowledge of discrimination; and who is blue-black as also smoke-like in complexion.

अतिसौम्यातिरौद्रायै   नतास्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ।
नमो   जगत्प्रतिष्ठायै   देव्यै   कृत्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥५॥

atisoumyaatiroudraayai nataastasyai namo namah |
namo jagatpratisstthaayai devyai krtyai namo namah ||5||

We prostate before her who is at once most gentle and most terrible; we salute her again and again.
Salutations to her who is the support of the world. Salutations to the Devi who is of the form of volition.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   विष्णुमायेति   शब्दिता   ।
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥६॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu vissnnumaayeti shabditaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||6||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who in all beings is called Visnumaya.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   चेतनेत्यभिधीयते   ।
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥७॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu cetanetyabhidhiiyate |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||7||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings as consciousness.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   बुद्धिरूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥८॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu buddhiruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||8||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of intelligence.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   निद्रारूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥९॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu nidraaruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||9||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of sleep.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   क्षुधारूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥१०॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu kssudhaaruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||10||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of hunger.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   छायारूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥११॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu chaayaaruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||11||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of reflection.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   शक्तिरूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥१२॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu shaktiruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||12||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of power.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   तृष्णारूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥१३॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu trssnnaaruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||13||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of thirst.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   क्षान्तिरूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥१४॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu kssaantiruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||14||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of forgiveness.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   जातिरूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥१५॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu jaatiruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||15||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of genus.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   लज्जारूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥१६॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu lajjaaruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||16||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of modesty.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   शान्तिरूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥१७॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu shaantiruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||17||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of peace.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   श्रद्धारूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥१८॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu shraddhaaruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||18||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of faith.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   कान्तिरूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥१९॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu kaantiruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||19||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of loveliness.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   लक्ष्मीरूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥२०॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu lakssmiiruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||20||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of good fortune.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   वृत्तिरूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥२१॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu vrttiruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||21||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of activity.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   स्मृतिरूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥२२॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu smrtiruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||22||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of memory.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   दयारूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥२३॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu dayaaruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||23||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of compassion.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   तुष्टिरूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥२४॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu tussttiruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||24||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of contentment.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   मातृरूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥२५॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu maatrruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||25||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of mother.

या   देवी   सर्वभुतेषु   भ्रान्तिरूपेण   संस्थिता   ।   
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥२६॥

yaa devii sarvabhutessu bhraantiruupenna samsthitaa |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||26||

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of error.

इन्द्रियाणामधिष्ठात्री   भुतानां   चाखिलेषु   या   ।
भूतेषु   सततं   तस्यै   व्याप्तिदेव्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥२७॥

indriyaannaamadhisstthaatrii bhutaanaam caakhilessu yaa |
bhuutessu satatam tasyai vyaaptidevyai namo namah ||27||

To the all-pervading Devi who constantly presides over the senses of all beings and (governs) all the elements.

चितिरूपेण   या   कृत्स्नमेतद्व्याप्य   स्थिता   जगत्   ।
नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमस्तस्यै   नमो   नमः   ॥२८॥

citiruupenna yaa krtsnametadvyaapya sthitaa jagat |
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||28||

Salutations again and again to her who, pervading this entire world, abides in the form of consciousness.

Homage to the Universal Being...Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ...

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Re: Mantras / Shlokas
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2010, 10:48:18 AM »
Dear silentgreen,

Thanks for the Slokas.  The famous Guru Brahma, Gurur Vishnur, Guru
Deva Maheswara, is said to appear only in Sri Guru Gita.  This Guru
Gita has got many rescensions.  Shri Sivananda's Ashram has published
one, which is the longest.  Sri Kanchi Math has brought out this in Sanskrit
and Tamil versions, which my wife reads in her classes.  This mantra is
included in all minor poems of Sri Sankara also. 

Sri Devi Mahaatmyam has got 700 verses.  It is called Sri Durga Saptasati.
Of these, several portions alone are chanted separately.  One such is
Yaa devi sarvabhuteshu....  Sri Ramakrishna speaks highly of this and this
is chanted in SRK Maths. In Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, it is chanted during
Dasara festivals.

Arunachala Siva. 

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om saha naavavatu
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2010, 07:58:24 AM »
ॐ सह नाववतु
om saha naavavatu

ॐ सह नाववतु सह नौ भुनक्तु।
सह वीर्यं करवावहै।
तेजस्विनावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै ॥
ॐ शन्तिः शन्तिः शन्तिः ॥

om saha naavavatu saha nou bhunaktu|
saha viiryam karavaavahi|
tejasvinaavadhiitamastu maa vidvissaavahi ||
om shantih shantih shantih ||


Om. May Brahman protect us both,
the preceptor and the disciple.
May He nourish us both.
May we work together with great energy.
May our study be vigorous and fruitful.
May we not hate each other.
Om Peace, Peace, Peace.
Homage to the Universal Being...Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ...

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om dyouh shaantirantarikssam shaantih
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010, 08:00:39 AM »
ॐ द्यौः शान्तिरन्तरिक्षं शान्तिः
om dyouh shaantirantarikssam shaantih

ॐ द्यौः शान्तिरन्तरिक्षं शान्तिः
पृथिवी शान्ति रापः शान्तिरोषधयः शान्तिः ।
वनस्पतयः शान्तिर्विश्वेदेवाः शान्तिर्ब्रह्म शान्तिः
सर्वं शान्तिः शान्तिरेव शान्तिः ॥

om dyouh shaantirantarikssam shaantih
prthivii shaanti raapah shaantirossadhayah shaantih |
vanaspatayah shaantirvishvedevaah shaantirbrahma shaantih
sarvam shaantih shaantireva shaantih ||

Om, May there be peace in heaven, May there be peace in the sky.
May there be peace on earth. May there be peace in the water.
May there be peace in the plants. May there be peace in the trees. May there be peace in the Gods. May there be peace in Brahman.
May there be peace in all. May that peace, real peace, be mine.
Homage to the Universal Being...Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ...

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om asato maa sadgamaya
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2010, 07:41:56 AM »
ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय
om asato maa sadgamaya

ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय ।
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय ।
मृत्योर् मा अमृतं गमय ॥
ॐ शान्तिः । शान्तिः । शान्तिः ||

om asato maa sadgamaya |
tamaso maa jyotirgamaya |
mrtyor maa amrtam gamaya ||
om shaantih | shaantih | shaantih |


Om. From the unreal lead me to the Real.
From darkness lead me to Light.
From death lead me to Immortality.
Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

Mantra of Brihadaranyakopanishad.
Homage to the Universal Being...Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ...

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Re: Mantras / Shlokas
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2010, 09:48:00 AM »
Dear silentgreen,

Excellent.  What is asat.  First, uttering lies, left and right, everyday.  First
one should give up this asat in words, and maintain Satyam, the Truth, the
Real.  Bhagavan Ramana had to only utter a couple of lies, after His death
experience.  Firstly, He said He had electricity class and left the Madurai
home.  On the way, He had to say that He had lost His belongings to
Muthu Krishna Bhagavatar to enable Him obtain some money for futher
journey by pawning His ear-studs.  Thereafter, He never uttered lies.

To keep up Truth in thoughts, words and deeds, I think, is the first step.
Saint Tiruvalluvar had said:  A lie is occasionally a truth, if such a lie
can bring you blemishless good.  Bhagavan Ramana uttered these two
lies as per Tiruvalluvar's dictum.

Arunachala Siva.