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Mantras, Prayers 

& Translations

 

 

Gayatri Mantra

 

Om Bhur Bhuva Svaha

 

Tat Savitur Varenyam

 

Bhargo Devas Ya-Dhimahi

 

Dhiyo-yo Nahh Prachodayat

 

{A prayer that is ~ in essence ~ a translation of Gayatri...}

 

O LORD MY GOD

 

OPEN THOU THE DOOR

 

PROVIDE THE MEANS

 

MAKE SAFE THE PATH ~ AND GUIDE THE WAY

 

FOR VERILY THOU ART

 

THE HELP IN PERIL

 

THE SELF-SUBSISTING

 

O GLORIOUS LORD !

 

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Ganesh Mantra

 

Om Guhn Guhna-Pattah-yea Namaha

I invoke the (Earth) powers of Ganesh

(Chanted to move thru obstacles, to prepare to recieve)

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Discernment Mantra

 

Om Asato-Mah-Sat-Gamaya

(Untruth to Truth Lead Us)

 

Tamaso-Mah-Jyotir-Gamaya

(Darkness to Light Lead Us)

 

Mrityor-Ma-ah-Amritam-Gamaya

(Death to Nectrar Lead Us)

 

Om Shanti shanti shanti

(Peace)

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Laxmi Mantra

 

Om Shreem Maha-Laxmai Namaha

I Invoke the gifts (water qualities) of Laxmi (The Giver)

(Chanted to help in having ones needs met)

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Narayana Mantra

 

Om Nama Narayai~ahNa

I Praise the attributes of Narayana

(aka, Vishnu; the quickening Spirit)

(Chanted for both gratitude and protection) 

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Shiva Mantra

 

Om Namah Shivai~Ya

I invoke Shiva

(Chanted to help in ones aspiration to yoga

and to use ones challenges as stepping stones to yoga)

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Surya Mantra

 

Omm Hreem Hreem Surya-ya Namaha

I invoke Surya (the Sun)

(Chanted for healing)

 

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Mahamritunjaya

“The death defying mantra”

 

Oṁ tryambakaṁ yajāmahe 

sugandhiṁ puṣṭi-vardhanam

urvārukam-iva bandhanān 

mṛtyormukṣīya mā ∫ mṛtāt ǁ
OM We worship the Three-eyed Lord who is fragrant and who nourishes and nurtures all beings.

As is the ripened cucumber (with the intervention of the gardener) freed from its bondage (to the creeper)

May He liberate us from death for the sake of immortality

 

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Buddhist Chant

 

Om Mani Padme Hum

O Jewel [the Buddha] in the Lotus

 

Arabic Chants

 

Allah~u~Abha

God is Great

 

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Ya'Baha'ul'Abha!

O Glory of the Most Glorious

 

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REIKI CHANT

 

Ooo~uuuu~ayyyy~eeee

(for grounding)

 

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Baha'i Prayer

 

Create in me a pure heart, 

O my God,

and renew a tranquil conscience within me

O my Hope!

Through the sprit of power confirm Thou me in Thy Cause,

O my Best-Beloved,

and by the light of Thy glory reveal unto me Thy path,

O Thou the Goal of my desire! Through the power of

Thy transcendent might

 lift me up unto the heaven of Thy holiness,

O source of my being,

and by the breezes of Thine eternity

gladden me

O Thou Who art my God!

Let Thine everlasting melodies breathe tranquility on me,

O my Companion, 

and let the riches of Thine ancient countenance

deliver me from all except Thee,

O my Master,

and let the revelations of Thine incorruptible Essence bring me joy,

O Thou who art the most manifest of the manifest

and the most hidden of the hidden!

~Baha'u'llah

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