Thursday, 1 December, 2011

Shantipata: Peace Invocation - शांतिपाठ


Shantipata: Peace Invocation




Translation:

That is perfect; this is perfect.
If perfection is taken from the perfect, only the perfect remains.

Listen to the mantra:

This mantra, from the first verse of the Isha Upanishad, is translated in many ways. Some say this short mantra sums up the nature of reality, and all spiritual seekers benefit from chanting it and contemplating its underlying meaning. It is a most popular mantra, one often used to end yoga classes as much as pujas.

Bring this mantra into your daily practice to facilitate connection with the Ultimate Reality and bring equanimity, tranquility, and peace to your life. 

Shapodhara Mantra - शापोधरा मंत्र


Shapodhara Mantra


Translation:

OM Atma Tattva, Vidya Tattva, Shiva Tattva
and the qualities of manifest and psychic reality; She, Chandi, Goddess of Surrendered Mind

By your power the curses are removed - it is so!

Listen to the mantra:

This mantra is a powerful call to Goddess Chandi, Durga the Slayer of Demons, to remove curses that have been placed by anyone at any time from the realities we inhabit physically, dream in, and practice spiritual devotions within.

At SHARANYA, we use this mantra in our monthly pujas as part of the purification process prior to invoking Devi (Goddess). In addition to calling on the power of Chandi to remove curses, we actively pray with this mantra that curses on all aspects of Goddess and the Feminine in self and world are removed as well. We specifically engage the power of our lineage to help perform this work.

Use this mantra in your daily practice to liberate spaces in your inner and outer landscapes of awareness from any of the tyrannies or injustices that keep you from your true nature, or that keep the world in which you engage from its greatest potential.