Mantras and Chanting

 “A mantra is not just something to chant. It is not chanting. A mantra is something to let sink deep in your being, just as roots go deep into the earth. The deeper the roots go into the earth, the higher the tree will go into the sky.”
–Osho                                                                           Click Here for more information

 

I first encountered chanting at a sound therapy evening, years ago. There were drums and all kinds of instruments we could join in with. It is so much easier to do at first, and more magical, with a group of people. After you’ve got the hang of it, you will find the words, tunes and feelings stay with you forever. I sing my way through my day and especially when i’m driving to help with concentration. I also get the family to join in and when i’m stressed the volume goes up… ha ha ha

Here are some of my favourite videos on chanting & the words below each… enjoy!

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GAYATRI MANTRA

Om bhur bhuvaha svaha

Tat savitur varenyam

Bhargo devasya dhimahi

Dhiyo yonah prachodayat

Which Means…

Praise to the source of all things.
It is due to you that we attain true happiness on the planes of earth, astral, causal.
It is due to your transcendent nature that you are worthy of being worshipped and adored.
Ignite us with your all pervading light.

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TIBETAN MONKS: OHM MANI PADME HUM

Om mani padme hum

It is the prayer of compassion which means…

Hail to the jewel in the lotus

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PRAYER FOR PEACE

Lokah samasta sukhino bhavantu

 Which Means…

May all beings everywhere be
happy and free.
May all my thoughts, words and
actions contribute in some way to
the happiness of all beings.

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MOOJI MUSIC: SHIVA SHAMBO

Shiva shiva shiva shambo x4

Maha deva shambo x4

Which means… Click Here for full explanation

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PEACE MANTRA: SAVESHAM SVASTIR BHAVATU

 Om Om Om
Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu
Sarvesham Shantir Bhavatu
Sarvesham Poornam Bhavatu
Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu
Om, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

Which means…

May there be happiness in all
May there be peace in all
May there be completeness in all
May there be success in all

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The GAYATRI MANTRA (above) MADE VISABLE

“The Gayatri Mantra is said to be the oldest and most powerful of mantras, purifying the person chanting it as well as the listener. Now the science of Cymatics reveals the beautiful, transformational patterns that these ancient sounds create when passed through water. As cymatologist Evan Grant notes, “Sound does have form and we have seen that it can affect matter and cause form within matter.”

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SNATAM KAUR: AAD GURAY NAMEH

Aad guray nameh

Jugaad guray nameh

Sat guray nameh

Siri guru de——vay nameh

Which means…

I bow to the Primal Guru,
I bow to the Guru woven through time
I bow to the True Guru, the true identity of the self.
I bow to the Great Guru whose great glory will always be.
(Guru: that which brings us from darkness)

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