Om Saha Navavatu

Mantra: Om Saha Navavatu

  • Complete Mantra:

    om saha naavavatu

    saha nau bhunaktu

    saha veeryam karavaavahai

    tejasvinaavadheetamastu maa vidvisaavahai

    om shanti shanti shanti


  • Language: Sanskrit
    Source: Taittiriya Upanishad
  • Translation:

    Om Let both of us protect each other together

    May both of us enjoy together

    May both of us work together

    Let our study become radiant, let there be no hatred between us

    Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

  • More Information:

    Protection and acceptance are requested for “both teacher and taught”. “Teacher and taught” may refer to a teacher and student, God and student, or, one’s own soul and mind. Eventually “both” merges to “one” and there is no separation between Guru and student, God and Self, or mind and soul. Before such duality ceases to be, many spiritual traditions acknowledge that there are two sides to an individual: true Self/non-self; higher Self/ lower self; first mind/second mind; Self/Other. There is often a dialogue between the two. With deep spiritual practice, the true Self - which represents freedom to be who one truly is and experience what one really wants - gains mastery over the non-self, which is shaped by outside influence. When the soul voice dominates and is understood to be one with the Divine, non-duality transcends Self and non-self. At this point, illusions cease to impede the soul’s evolution and consciousness expands without limit.

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