Sabaka Mangal Hoye Re (May Goodness Happen for All) is a soothing mantra of loving-kindness that is sung by vipassana teachers during the ten-day silent vipassana meditation retreats.
This chant includes everything on this planet – humans, flora, fauna of Earth and Mother Earth itself. The mantra is limitless and encompasses the complete existence of this entire cosmos.
Vipassana is a powerful method of self-transformation through self-observation.
It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the physical body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind.
Vipassana meditation aims at the highest spiritual goals of total liberation (moksha) and complete enlightenment.
Its purpose is never simply to cure the physical disease but to act as a by-product of mental purification. During a vipassana retreat, many psychosomatic diseases are eradicated.
During the ten-day residential courses, the participants follow a prescribed Code of Discipline, learn the basics of the technique, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results.
The Code of Discipline consists mainly of these five precepts:
- to abstain from killing any being;
- to abstain from all sexual activity;
- to abstain from stealing;
- to abstain from all intoxicants;
- to abstain from telling lies.
Although the Vipassana meditation course was developed in Asia, you can find Vipassana centers all around the world today.
Ten days is certainly a very short time in which to penetrate the deepest levels of the unconscious mind and learn how to eradicate the complexes lying there. However, continuity of the practice in seclusion is the quintessence of this meditation technique‘s success.
Vipassana Metta chant meaning:
”May I be happy and blessed with goodness all the time
May you be happy and blessed with goodness all the time
Beings living on the earth,
In the water and in the air,
May all be happy and without pain
Creatures living in all ten directions, may they meet goodness everywhere
May all be without fear and without ill will, may all be without torment.”
Sabka Mangal Hoye Re mantra complete lyrics:
”Sabaka mangala sabaka mangala sabaka mangala hoya re
Tera mangala tera mangala tera mangala hoya re
Drishya aur adrishya sabhi jivoh ka mangala hoya re
Jala ke thala ke aur gagana ke jala ke thala ke aur gagane ke
Brani sukhiya hoya re
Dasoh dishao ke saba prani dasoh dishao ke saba prani
Mangala labhi hoya re
Nirbhaya hoy nirbaira banned sabh – sabh nirapad hoya re.”