The Gayatri Mantra

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.

Taken from the Rig Veda, the Gayatri Mantra is “one of the most highly revered mantras in Hinduism. The  most popular translation and recording in the West are from Deva Premal (click here to listen):

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).

Om Shanti.

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