Shanti or Inner Peace arises when we learn the art of letting go. Our minds have habit of holding onto things, to thoughts, to materialistic things, to people we love, and to the people and things we hate. Use these simple and powerful mantras, understand them and chant them. Make this a habit and its guaranteed to change your life forever. Cultivating Peace within is one of the most daunting and more rewarding task we would ever do in our lives. If you can not chant, just play these mantras in the background as you do your daily chores.
1 . OM SHANTI OM
Om Shanti Om is an ancient Vedic Mantra. Om is the sound of universe, the primordial sound. Shanti means peace in Sanskrit.
As we meditate on this Mantra, we are wishing and spreading peace for all human kinds, all the living and non living beings, and spreading peace in entire universe.
2. ANTARJAMI PURAKH BIDATE
Anṯarjāmī purakẖ biḏẖāṯe sarḏẖā man kī pūre.
Nānak ḏās ihai sukẖ māgai mo kao kar sanṯan kī ḏẖūre.
O Inner-knower, Searcher of Hearts, O Primal Being, Architect of Destiny: please fulfill this yearning of my mind.
Nanak, Your slave, begs for this happiness: let me be the dust of the feet of the Saints.
3. SARVESHAM SVASTIR BHAVATU
Om Sarveshaam Svastir-Bhavatu |
Sarveshaam Shaantir-Bhavatu |
Sarveshaam Purnam-Bhavatu |
Sarveshaam Mangalam-Bhavatu |
Om Shaanti Shaanti Shaanti ||
May there be Well-Being in All,
May there be Peace in All,
May there be Fulfilment in All,
May there be Auspiciousness in All,
Om Peace, Peace, Peace.
4. TAN MAN SHAANT
Ŧan man shāŉṯ hoi aḏẖikāī rog kātai sūkẖ savījai.
My mind and body are calm and tranquil; the disease has been cured, and now I sleep in peace.
5. LOKAH SAMASTAHA SUKHINO BHAVANTU
lokah: location, realm, all universes existing now
samastah: all beings sharing that same location
sukhino: centered in happiness and joy, free from suffering
bhav: the divine mood or state of unified existence
antu: may it be so, it must be so (antu used as an ending here transforms this mantra into a powerful pledge)
6. GAYATRI MANTRA
Aum Bhur Bhuvah Swah, Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi, Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat
We meditate on the glory of the Creator;
Who has created the Universe;
Who is worthy of Worship;
Who is the embodiment of Knowledge and Light;
Who is the remover of Sin and Ignorance;
May He open our hearts and enlighten our Intellect.
7. ASATOMA SADGAMAYA
Om Asato Ma Sad Gamaya
Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya
Mrityor Ma Amritam Gamaya
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
Lead me from the unreal to the real
Lead from the darkness to the light (
Lead me from fear of death to immortality of soul (gained by the Knowledge of the Immortal Self beyond Death )
Let there be peace peace and peacefulness all around us.
8. SHANTI MANTRA
Aum dyauḥ śāntirantarikṣaṁ śāntiḥ
pṛthivī śāntirāpaḥ śāntiroṣadhayaḥ śāntiḥ
vanaspatayaḥ śāntirviśvedevāḥ śāntirbrahma śāntiḥ
sarvaṁ śāntiḥ śāntireva śāntiḥ
sā mā śāntiredhi
Aum śāntiḥ, śāntiḥ, śāntiḥ
May peace radiate there in the whole sky as well as in the vast ethereal space everywhere.
May peace reign all over this earth, in water and in all herbs, trees and creepers.
May peace flow over the whole universe.
May peace be in the Supreme Being Brahman.
And may there always exist in all peace and peace alone.
Aum peace, peace and peace to us and all beings!