A Traditional Chant Prayer

 

OM SAHA NA VAVATU

SAHA NAU BHUNAKTU

SAHA VIRYAM KARAVAHAI

TEJA SVINA VADHITAMASTU MA

VIDVISAVAHAI

OM SHANTI SHANTI SHNTIH

 

May we be protected together
May we be nourished together
May we work together with great vigour
May our study be enlightening
May there be no hatred between us

Om, peace, peace, peace

 

Susan meditating

Some thoughts on chanting.

Chanting or Kirtan is the heart practice of devotional Yoga (Bhakti Yoga).

When we are in love our hearts are constantly calling out the name of our lover. Chanting is that calling.

Chanting opens the inner eye of our hearts.