SARVESHAM SVASTIR BHAVATU MANTRA
Om shanti, shanti, shanti, om …
We all my have heard mantras in our lifetimes. Either we are practicing yoga and meditation on daily basis and or have seen Buddhist monks, yogis and disciples recite mantras.
Mantras are well-known to be food for the soul since ancient times.
Like silent meditation, reciting mantras on a regular basis can have a very positive and profound impact on our brain activity and for that on our immediate and distant environment.
This mantra is translated from the ancient Sanskrit and it originates in Hinduism.
Sarvesham Swasti Bhavatu,
Sarvesham Shantir Bhavatu
Sarvesham Purnam Bhavatu,
Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu
May there be well-being and happiness in all
May there be peace and tranquility in all
May there be completeness in all
May there be success and prosperity in all
Tina Turner has partnered with Regula Curti and Dechen Shak-Dagsay to produce this beautiful mantra.
Please visit Tina Turner’s blog for more information and listen to the mantra and feel the calming effects on your mind:
More and more research has been done in this field and there is an ongoing discussion in the western world about the regular exposure to mantras and classical music (Mozart, Bach …) and the positive impact on the well-being of young and old in various environments like schools, hospitals, offices etc.
Many outstanding performers in contemporary and classical music have found themselves reciting mantras and practicing yoga and meditation. So did also for example Sir Yehudi Menuhin who maintained a close friendship with BKS Iyengar over 50 years after having been introduced to each other in India.
Yehudi Menuhin also released an album ‘West Meets East’ with the Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar.
Ravi Shankar & Yehudi Menuhin, -4 – Sonata N°3 in a minor, op 25