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Saha Nāvavatu Chant

In English:

oṃ saha nāvavatu
saha nau bhunaktu
saha vīryaṃ karavāvahai
tejasvināvadhītamastu mā vidviṣāvahai
oṃ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ


In Sanskrit:
ॐ सह नाववतु |
सह नौ भुनक्तु |
सह वीर्यं करवावहै |
तेजस्विनावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै ||
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ||

OM "May we both (teacher and disciple) be protected. May we both enjoy the fruits of knowledge, meditation and devotion. May we both have outer and inner strength by observing continence to digest spiritual knowledge. May we both be bright in our discriminative faculty (intelligence) to know and practice the right and avoid the wrong. May we both never criticize or connive or be jealous of each other." Om Peace! Peace! Peace!

This chant is a shanti (peace) manta meant to keep a harmonious relationship between a teacher and student as well as to give thanks to the lineage of teachers with the intention of the most truthful delivery of the knowledge.

(repeat 3 times)

Om Trayambakam Yajaamahe
Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam
Urvaarukamiva Bhandhanan
Mrityor Mukshiya Mamritat

Om. We worship the three-eyed One (Lord Siva)
who is fragrant and who nourishes well all beings;
may He liberate us from death for the sake of Immortality
even as a cucumber is severed from its bondage to the creeper.



Om Sarvesham Svasti Bhavatu
Sarvesham Shantir Bhavatu
Sarvesham Purnam Bhavatu
Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu

Om. May auspiciousness be unto all.
May peace be unto all.
May fullness be unto all.
 May prosperity be unto all.

Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
Sarve Santu Niramayaah
Sarve Bhadrani Pasyantu
Maa Kaschid-Dukha-Bhag-Bhavet

Om. May all be happy.
May all be free from disabilities.
May all look to the good of others.
May none suffer from sorrow.

Asato Maa Sat Gamaya
Tamaso Maa Jyotir Gamaya
Mrityor Maa Amritam Gamaya

Om. Lead me from the unreal to the Real,
 from darkness to Light,
from mortality to Immortality.

Om Purnamadah Purnamidam
Purnaat Purnamudachyate
Purnasya Purnamaadaaya
Purnamevaa Vashishyate
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

Om. That is whole. This is whole.
From the whole the whole becomes manifest.
From the whole, when the whole--if negated--what remains is again the whole.
Om. Peace, peace, peace.