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Shanti Mantras - Peace Quotes

1. O m sarveshaam swastir bhavatuSarveshaam shantir bhavatu Sarveshaam poornam bhavatuSarveshaam mangalam bhavatu Sarve bhavantu su...

1. Om sarveshaam swastir bhavatuSarveshaam shantir bhavatu
Sarveshaam poornam bhavatuSarveshaam mangalam bhavatu
Sarve bhavantu sukhinahSarve santu niraamayaah

Sarve bhadraani pashyantuMaakaschit duhkha bhaag bhavet
Auspiciousness (swasti) be unto all; peace (Shanti) be unto all;
fullness (poornam) be unto all; prosperity (Mangalam) be unto all.

May all be happy! (sukhinah)

May all be free from disabilities! (niraamayaah)

May all look (pashyantu)to the good of others!

May none suffer from sorrow! (duhkha).

2. Om asato maa satgamayaTamaso maa jyotir gamayaMrityor maa amritam gamaya
Lead us from the unreal to the Real
From darkness to Light
From death to Immortality

Om poornamadah poornamidam

Poornaat poornamudachyate

3. Poornasya poornamaadayaPoornamevaavashishyate
That (pure consciousness) is full (perfect); this (the manifest universe of matter; of names and forms being maya) is full. This fullness has been projected from that fullness. When this fullness merges in that fullness, all that remains is fullness.
- Peace invocation -Isa Upanishad

4. Om sham no mitrah sham varunah sham no bhavatvaryamaaSham na indro brihaspatih sham no vishnururukramah
Namo brahmane namaste vaayo twameva pratyakshamBrahmaasi twaameva pratyaksham brahma vadishyaami
Tanmaamavatu tadvaktaaramavatuAvatu maam avatu vaktaaram.Om shantih shantih shantih!
May Mitra, Varuna and Aryama be good to us! May Indra and Brihaspati and Vishnu of great strides be good to us! Prostrations unto Brahman! (Supreme Reality). Prostrations to Thee, O Vayu! Thou art the visible Brahman. I shall proclaim Thee as the visible Brahman. I shall call Thee the just and the True. May He protect the teacher and me! May he protect the teacher! Om peace, peace, peace

5. Om saha naavavatu sahanau bhunaktuSaha veeryam karavaavahai
Tejasvi naavadheetamastu maa vidvishaavahaiOm shantih shantih shantih
May He protect us both (teacher and the taught)! May He cause us both to enjoy the bliss of Mukti (liberation)! May we both exert to discover the true meaning of the sacred scriptures! May our studies be fruitful! May we never quarrel with each other! Let there be threefold peace.

6. Namaste sate te jagat kaaranaayaNamaste chite sarva lokaashrayaaya
Namo dvaita tattwaaya mukti pradaayaNamo brahmane vyaapine shaashvataaya
Salutations to that Being, the cause of the universe! Salutations to that Consciousness, the support of all the worlds! Salutations to that One Truth without a second, which gives liberation! Salutations to that pure, eternal Brahman who pervades all regions!

7. Om yaschandasaamrishabho vishwaroopahChhandobhyo dhyamritaat sambabhoova
Sa mendro medhayaa sprinotuAmritasya devadhaarano bhooyaasam
Shareeram me vicharshanamJihwaa me madhumattamaa
Karnaabhyaam bhoori vishruvamBrahmanah Koshoasi medhayaapihitah
Shrutam me gopaayaOm shantih shantih shantih!
May He, the Lord of all, pre-eminent among the Vedas and superior to the nectar contained in them, bless me with wisdom! May I be adorned with the knowledge of Brahman that leads to immortality! May my body become strong and vigorous (to practise meditation)! May my tongue always utter delightful words! May I hear much with my ears! Thou art the scabbard of Brahman hidden by worldly taints (not revealed by impure, puny intellects). May I never forget all that I have learnt! Om peace, peace, peace!

8. Om aham vrikshasya rerivaaKeertih prishtham gireriva
Urdhwapavitro vaajineeva swamritamasmiDravinam savarchasam
Sumedhaa amritokshitahIti trishankor vedaanu vachanamOm shantih, shantih, shantih!
I am the destroyer of the tree (of samsar; worldly life). My reputation is as high as the top of the hill. I am in essence as pure as the sun. I am the highest treasure. I am all-wise, immortal and indestructible. This is Trishanku’s realisation. Om peace, peace, peace!

Om aapyaayantu mamaangaani vaak

Praanashchakshuh shrotramatho

9. Balamindriyaani cha sarvaani sarvam brahmopanishadamMaaham brahma niraakuryaam maa maa brahma niraakarod
Niraakaranamastva niraakaranam me astuTadaatmani nirate ya upanishatsu dharmaaste
Mayi santu te mayi santu.Om shantih, shantih, shantih!
May my limbs, speech, Prana, eye, ear and power of all my senses grow vigorous! All is the pure Brahman of the Upanishads. May I never deny that Brahman! May that Brahman never desert me! Let that relationship endure. Let the virtues recited in the Upanishads be rooted in me. May they repose in me! Om peace. peace. peace!

10. Om vaang me manasi pratishthitaaMano me vaachi pratishthitam
Aaveeraaveerma edhi vedasya ma aanisthahShrutam me maa prahaaseer anenaadheetena
Ahoraatraan samdadhaami ritam vadishyaamiSatyam vadishyaami tanmaamavatu tadvaktaaramavatuAvatu maam avatu vaktaaram avatu vaktaaramOm shantih, shantih, shantih!
Let my speech be rooted in my mind. Let my mind be rooted in my speech. Let Brahman (Supreme Reality) reveal Himself to me. Let my mind and speech enable me to grasp the truths of the Vedas. Let not what I have heard forsake me. Let me spend both day and night continuously in study. I think truth, I speak the truth. May that Truth protect me! May that Truth protect the teacher! Let peace prevail against heavenly, worldly and demoniacal troubles. Om peace, peace, peace!

11. Om bhadram no apivaataya manah.Om shantih, shantih, shantih!
Salutations! May my mind and all these (the body, senses,
breath etc.) be good and well! Om peace, peace. peace!

12. Om bhadram karnebhih shrunuyaama devaahBhadram pashyemaakshabhiryajatraah
SthirairangaistushtuvaamsastanoobhihVyashema devahitam yadaayuh
Swasti na indro vridhashravaahSwasti nah pooshaa vishwavedaah
Swasti nastaarkshyo arishtanemihSwasti no brihaspatir dadhaatu.
Om shantih, shantih, shantih!
Om, O worshipful ones, may our ears hear what is good and auspicious! May we see what is auspicious! May we sing your praise, live our allotted span of life in perfect health and strength! May Indra (who is) extolled in the scriptures, Pushan, the all-knowing Trakshya, who saves from all harm, and Brihaspati who protects our spiritual lustre, vouchsafe prosperity in our study of the scriptures and the practice of the truths contained therein! Om peace, peace, peace!

13. Om yo brahmaanam vidadhaati poorvam
Yo vai vedaanshcha prahinoti tasmai

Tam ha devmaatma buddhi prakaasham
Mumukshurvai sharanamaham prapadye

Om shantih, shantih, shantih!


He who creates this entire universe in the beginning, and He about whom the Vedas gloriously praise and sing, in Him I take refuge with the firm faith and belief that my intellect may shine with Self-knowledge. Om peace, peace, peace!

14. Om vishwaani deva savitar duritaani paraasuvaYad bhadram tanma aasuva
O all pervading, Supreme Lord, the effulgent Creator, we place our faith and trust entirely in Thee. Keep away from us all that is evil and bestow upon us all that is good.

15. Om agne naya supathaa raaye asmaanVishwaani deva vayunaani vidvaan;
Yuyodhyas majjuhu raanmenoBhooyishthaam te nama-uktim vidhema.
O Supreme Lord, who art light and wisdom, Thou knowest all our thoughts and deeds. Lead us by the right path to the fulfilment of life, and keep us away from all sin and evil. We offer unto Thee, O Lord, our praise and salutation.

16. Tvamekam sharanyam tvamekam varenyamTvamekam jagatpaalakam svaprakaasham;
Tvamekam jagatkartu paatruprahartruTvamekam param nishchalam nirvikalpam.
O Thou my only refuge, O Thou my one desire, O Thou the one protector of the world, the radiant One. O Thou the creator, sustainer and dissolver of the whole world, O Thou the one great motionless Being, free from change and modification.

17. Vayam tvaam smaraamo vayam tvaam bhajaamoVayam tvaam jagat saakshiroopam namaamah;
Sadekam nidhaanam niraalambameeshamBhavaambhodhi potam sharanyam vrajaamah.
O Thou eternal all-pervading witness of the whole universe, we meditate on the one Truth. We silently adore Thee and offer Thee our salutation. We take complete refuge in that one Almighty Being, the basis of everything, self-supporting and supreme, a vessel in the stormy sea of li

Shanti Mantras

By Sri Swami Shivananda
The Divine Life Society, Rishikesh

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