Sunday, September 21, 2008

Mantra


Hari Om!

This mantra we recite before every meal and it is occasionally recited before commencing meditation and yoga asana class.
om saha na vatu
saha nau bhunaktu
saha veeryam karava vahai
tejasvainav adheetam astu
ma vidvisha vahai
om shantih shantih shantih

It is explained as
Om may he protect us both (the teacher and the taught)
By revealing knowledge, may he protect us both (by vouchsafing the results of knowledge)
May we attain vigour together
Let what we study be invigorating
May we never quarrel with each other
Om peace peace peace

I've got a sore throat! Time for some honey-lemon-ginger tea :)

Pete

1 comment:

bob said...

The untranslated mantra Pete posted sounds very much like what Steph used to say to me on her way home from school in Grade One... I always thought it meant: "Please Dad, can I have a frozen yogourt?" It's good to hear an alternative interpretation.