GAYATRI - Taittiriya Upanishad (4.41.26)

 

Honoring the sun in the feminine and requesting the Sun to dispel the darkness of ignorance and provide clarity and strength. 

This chant is a mantra or prayer to the divine and to practice daily gratitude.

 

This is one of my favorite chants. 

I have just chanted one line.  || samhita-pathah ||

The full chant goes for around 5 minutes and can be repeated over and over.

भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि
धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्
Om bhūr bhuvaḥ suvaḥ / tatsaviturvareṇyaṃ / bhargo devasyadhīmahi / dhiyo yo naḥ prachodayāt

 

Gayatri Mantra English Translation:
We meditate on the glory of the Creator / Who has created the Universe / Who is worthy of Worship / Who is the embodiment of Knowledge and Light / Who is the remover of all Sin and Ignorance.

SA HA NA VAVATU Originally found in the Krishna Yajurveda Taittiriya Upanishad (2.2.2)

The Om Sahana Vavatu mantra should be chanted by teacher and student together at the start of a class or practice, as a means of calling upon divine blessings for whatever is to be studied. 

Om sahana vavatu

ॐ सह नाववतु

Om, may God protect both teacher and student

 

Saha nau bhunaktu

सह नौ भुनक्तु

May He nourish us together

 

Saha viiryam karavaavahai

सह वीर्यं करवावहै

May we work together with great energy

 

Tejasvi Navaditamastu

तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु

May our studies be enlightening.

 

Maa vidvissaavahai

मा विद्विषावहै

May there be no hate among us

 

Om shanti, shanti, shanti

ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः

Om peace, peace, peace