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A Mantra to Release Worry.

The Sanskrit mantra “Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu” is like a warm embrace, a gentle invocation for peace and well-being that resonates deeply within the soul. Its translation, “May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all,” carries with it a sense of interconnectedness and boundless compassion.

Sanskrit is a sacred language, speaking and chanting it transforms you into a vessel of divine vibrations that touch the very essence of existence. It’s not just the words; it’s the resonance they create, vibrating in harmony with the cosmic order. When we chant or listen to mantras like “Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu” in Sanskrit, it’s as if we’re tuning into the symphony of the universe, invoking blessings and spreading peace with each syllable.

The words and translation break down like this:

” लोका: समस्ता: सुखिनो भवन्तु “

” Lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu

The literal translation of each word from the Sanskrit is as follows:

  • Lokah = “universe,” “realm” or “location.”
  • Samastah = to all living beings.
  • Sukhino = Ease, happiness.  (Root: sukha  Connotation: freedom from suffering.)
  • Bhav = the state of union with the Energy of the Universe/Divine.
  • Antu, = “may it be so,” vow/pledge

This mantra, rooted in the philosophy of love and empathy, gently nudges us to look beyond our worries and embrace the well-being of all beings. It’s like a gentle reminder from the universe to open our hearts and minds, to let go of anxieties and embrace the joy of collective happiness.

Chanting Sanskrit mantras is believed to have a soothing effect on our hearts and minds, like a soothing balm for the soul. The language itself is thought to be imbued with a sacred energy that can uplift and harmonize our spirits. When we chant or listen to “Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu” with sincerity and love, it’s like wrapping ourselves in a cocoon of peace, letting go of stress and embracing the serenity within.

Moreover, this mantra inspires us to embody the spirit of selfless service and kindness towards others. It encourages us to shift our focus from our own worries to the well-being of the wider community. By doing so, we find a deeper sense of purpose and fulfillment, and our worries seem to fade away in the light of love and compassion.

In essence, the Lokah Samasta mantra is a beacon of light in the darkness, a gentle reminder that we are all interconnected, and our happiness is intertwined with the happiness of others. Through its soothing melody and heartfelt message, it helps us find solace and joy amidst life’s challenges, guiding us toward a path of peace and inner harmony.

My favorite version of the song is by Jane Winter and on spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/track/1n7ugpt9szvtDTdarMG9ZC?si=49c2d8303b7042f0

Sat Nam.

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