Prayers & Mantras
 

Prayers & Mantras

PRAYER FOR REALIZING TRUTH (audio link

om asato ma sad gamaya
tamaso ma jyotir gamaya
mrtyor ma amrtam gamaya
om, shanti, shanti, shanti

Oh Lord, lead us from the unreal to the Real.
Lead us from the darkness of ignorance to the light of Truth.
Lead us from the error of identifying
with the mortal body and mind to the
realization of our divine immortal Self.

DAKSHINAMURTI MOOLA MANTRA (3x) (audio link)
oṃ namo bhagavate
dakṣiṇāmūrtaye
mahyaṁ śriyam medhāṁ pragyām
prayach-cha svāhā ||

Oṁ. Salutations to Bhagavān Dakṣiṇāmūrti.
Please bless us with the wealth of divine knowledge,
abundance in all of its auspicious forms,
memory of our essential nature, and wisdom,
the power of enlightened discernment.

GURU MANTRA  (audio link)
Om! Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu
Guru Devo Maheshvarah
Guru Sakshat Param Brahma
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha

Om Babaji Swaha!
Om Lahiri Mahasaya Swaha!
Om Sri Yukteswar Swaha!
Om Paramahansaji Swaha!
Om Roy Davis ji Swaha!
Om Sri Gurudeva Swaha!
Om, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

Om! Guru is the creator of all,
Guru is support and sustainer of all,
Guru is the transforming power of all,
Guru is both immanent and transcendent.
To That Supreme Reality, the remover of
Darkness and ignorance, I offer this prayer,
Bowing before the One in all.
To Mahavatar Babaji, it is offered
To Lahiri Mahasaya, it is offered
To Sri Yukteswar, it is offered
To Paramahansa Yogananda, it is offered
To all of the divine gurus and sishyas of Kriya Yoga,
it is offered.

GAYATRI MANTRA (3x) (audio link)
oṁ bhūrbhuvaḥ svaḥ
tatsaviturvareṇyaṁ
bhārgo devasya dhīmahi
dhiyo yo naḥ pracodayāt oṁ

We meditate on the sacred light
of the radiant source of life.
Let it inspire our thoughts and intentions.

PEACE MANTRA  (audio link)
Om, Sarvesam Svastir Bhavatu
Sarvesam Shantir Bhavatu
Sarvesam Purnam Bhavatu
Sarvesam Mangalam Bhavatu

May all experience complete well-being.
May everyone know peace and contentment.
May all realize fullness.
May all experience the auspicious life.


PRAYER FOR HEALING & ULTIMATE LIBERATION 

Mahamrtyunjaya Mantra
 (click here for audio)
om tryambakam yajamahe

sugandhim pusti-vardhanam
urvarukam iva bandhanan
mrityor muksiya mamritat om  

Om, we pray to the Supreme Lord who sees all 
whose grace is present everywhere like a sweet fragrance, 
who bestows the blessings of prosperity and nourishes all life. 
May we be liberated from all bondage and the fear of death. 
Through realization of Truth, may liberation unfold effortlessly 
as ripe fruit falls from the vine and becomes free.

PRAYER FOR ARATI  (click here for audio
Om 
Twameva Mātā Cha Pitā Twameva 
Twameva Bandhuś-cha Sakhā Twameva 
Twameva Vidyā Draviṇam Twameva 
Twameva Sarvam Mama Deva Deva 
Twameva Sarvam Mama Deva Deva 

You alone are my mother and my father, 
You alone are my friend and my beloved companion, 
You alone are all knowledge and all wealth, 
O Supreme Lord, you alone are everything for me.

PRAYER FOR STUDY   (click here for audio) 
Om 
Sah nāvavatu 
Saha nau bhunaktu 
Saha vīryaṁ karavāvahai 
Tejasvi nāvadhītamastu 
Mā vidvişāvahai 
Om śāntiḥ, śāntiḥ, śāntiḥ 

May the Divine protect us. 
May the Divine nourish us. 
Let us work together with enthusiasm and strength. 
May our study bring illumination of consciousness. 
May there be harmony between us. 
Aum. Peace, Peace, Peace 

PRAYER FOR ALL BEINGS  (audio link)
Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu
Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu

May all of the beings
in all the worlds be happy
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

May all beings in all worlds be happy and free.