shanthi path for 2011

A shanthi path is a mantra for peace, harmony and happiness.
Shanthi path literally means the falling down or descent of peace.

The following shanthi path is chanted at the beginning of teaching.

Om Saha naa vavatu
Saha nau bhunaktu
Saha viiryam
Karavaa vahai
Tejas vinaa vadhita mastu ma
vidvishaa vahaihi
Om shanthi shanthi shanthi

It means:

May we together be protected
May we together be nourished
May we work together with great energy
May our study together be brilliant and effective
May we not hate each other or dispute with each other
Om peace, peace, peace.

Shanthi means peace.
The first shanthi is peace from personal suffering.
The secondary shanthi is the peace from the suffering caused to us by other beings
The final shanthi is peace from suffering caused by larger patterns in life like storms

The three shanthis also refer to physical, mental and spiritual peace.

This chant is easy to learn and appears on Richard Freeman’s Yoga Chants CDs and Manju Jois’ Shanthi Mantras CD.

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