Somewhere in the world, monks are singing for peace and the end of suffering. This mantra is repeated by thousands of them 24-hours per day. This is the first mantra I have learned.
Om bhur bhuvah svah
Tat savitur varenyam
Bhargo devasya dhimahi
Dhiyo yonah prachodayat
Which can be translated to:
Through the coming, going, and the balance of life
The essential nature illuminating existence is the adorable one
May all perceive through subtle intellect
The brilliance of enlightenment” ~ Mark Stephens (Teaching Yoga – Essential Foundations and Techniques).