Sanskrit mantras have the capacity to move energies, creating deep change within the practitioner and the environment at large.
The word mantra consists of the root ”man,” which translates as “to think”and the suffix ”tra,” which represents instruments or tools, therefore a literal translation of the Sanskrit word ”mantra” would be “instrument of thought”.
Wherever one finds oneself, reciting peace (Shanti) mantras will immediately call forth a sense of serenity and inner harmony that will affect our surroundings and the entire planet.
Moreover, using a mantra while you’re meditating helps suppress the distractions and thoughts that arise and gives you an instrument to use when you’re not meditating.
Constant chanting a meditation mantra during times of stress, for many individuals, brings about some relaxation, relieves stress and helps them to better deal with whatever the crisis of the moment is.
You don’t have to be a Hindu in order to benefit from the positive effects of a mantra. We are all humans. Any other label we place on ourselves is separating and limiting.
Mantra lyrics in Sanskrit:
”Om shree saché maha prabhu
Paramatma ki jai
Om shanti shanti shantihi om.”
Om Shree Sache mantra translation in English:
”May the ultimate truth and that which is beyond all boundaries be victorious.
May there be peace, peace, peace.”