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In the following ’Shanti’ mantras, we pray for peace (Shanti). Here we ask God that may we be blessed
with peace from all the universe, electricity, fire, water, and celestial objects.
May our wealth, intelligence and prosperity bring peace onto us!
May all the foods, sun, clouds, medicinal herbs, and all of nature bring peace unto us!
May you O Supreme One Grant us peace always.
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The practice of acts which brings us Shanti (Peace) can be considered the acts of quenching the five fires of lust, anger, greed,
infatuation and vanity that perpetually burn in our individual lives and destroys the divine energy within us.
In the following ’Shanti’ mantras, we pray for peace (Shanti).
We ask God that may we be blessed with peace from all the universe, electricity, fire, water, and celestial objects.
May our wealth, intelligence and prosperity bring peace onto us! May all the foods, sun, clouds, medicinal herbs,
and all of nature bring peace unto us! May you O Supreme One Grant us peace always.
May the Supreme One, possessed of Radiant Light, give us peace with His protective powers.
May the Supreme One, possessed of Choice-worthiness, bountiful in gifts, bring us peace.
May the Supreme One and His Devotion create tranquility in us.
And, may the Supreme One and His Nourishment grant us harmony in the battle of life. [Supreme One: God]
Om Shanno bhagah shamu nah shanso astu
Shannah puran-dhih shamu santu raayah.
Shannah satyasya su-yamasya shansah
Shanno aryamaa puru-jaato astu.
May our fortune yield us peace; may the observance of law and order in society bring us peace.
May economic prosperity that sustains citizenship confer peace.
May our practice of truth and self-discipline generate peace, and may the soul,
who performs actions and is born again and again, progress in peace.
Om Shanno dhaataa shamu dhartaa no astu
Shanna u-roo-chee bhavatu sva-dhaabhih.
Sham rodasee birhatee shanno adrih
Shanno devaanaam suha-vaani santu.
May air and sunlight be peacefully supportive of life.
May the spacious earth, with its life-sustaining grains, produce peace in us.
May the extensive sky, containing mountain-shaped masses of clouds, rain down peace, and may our invocations of
Nature’s bounties be chanted in peace.
Om Shanno agnir jyotir aneeko astu
Shanno mitraa varunaa vash-vinaa sham.
Shannah sukirtaam sukri-taani santu
Shanna ishiro abhi-vaatu vaatah.
May fire, whose force is light, bring us peace. May hydrogen and oxygen,, and all other dual forces, generate peace.
May the actions of righteous people create an atmosphere of peace, and may the refreshing winds blow peace on us.
Om Shanna dyaavaa prithivee poorva-hootau
Sham anta-riksham dirshaye no astu.
Shanna osha-dheer vanino bhavantu
Shanno rajas as patir-astu jishnuh.
May light and darkness inspire peace at the time of dawn when we make our first invocations,
and may the sky be there for us to look at, to expand our vision.
May medicinal herbs and forest trees contribute to health and a peaceful surrounding.
And may the sun that victoriously rules over the planetary system be for our peace.
May electricity, the cosmic force acting in conjunction with the eight Vasus that keep the universe inhabited, send forth peace to us.
May the twelve months that make up the year give us peace.
May the soul that is made comfortable in the body by the presence of the vital airs traverse the pathways of the world in peace.
And, may the discriminating scholar, with his words of inspiration, motivate us to listen for peace.
[Vasu: there are eight Vasus – earth, water, fire, air, space, moon, sun, and stars. They are basic to the functioning universe.]
Om Shannah somo bhavatu brahma shannah
Shanno graa-vaa-nah shamu santu yaj-yaah.
Shannah svaroo-naam mitayo bhavantu
Shannah praswah sham vastu vedih.
May the devotion and prayer that we generate in our ceremonies bring us supreme peace.
May the ceremonies themselves, and everything associated with them – the ceremonial altars,
the stones used to build them, the measurements of the pillars in the ceremonial halls,
and the well-grown herbs offered onto the blazing ceremonial fires – all yield peace unto us.
Note: After these mantras, if you want you can go to the Shivasankalpa mantras or if you want
you can go to the Havan Mantras or you can continue with Shanti Karanam.
May the sun, the Eye that sees far and wide, rise in peace.
And may each of the four cardinal directions point the way to peace.
May the mountains impose their steady structures in peace.
And may the rivers cause their currents to flow for peace.
Om Shanno aditir bhavatu vrate-bhih
Shanno bhavantu marutah swar-kaah.
Shanno vishnuh shamu pooshaa na astu
Shanno bhavitram sham-vastu vaayuh.
May Mother Earth, with her Laws, engender peace.
May all mortals, singing with sweetly-intoned voices, hymn peace for all humankind.
May the all-pervading sunlight, the nourishing rain-clouds, and the cool winds all ensure peace.
May even all future happenings influence peace.
May there be peace from the brilliant sun that rises in the morning to protect us from darkness, and from the radiant dawns.
May the clouds rain down peace for all creatures. And may the peasant, the owner of land, helpful as He is, confer on us the gift of peace.
May all of Nature’s bounties yield peace unto us.
May learning filled with holy thinking be translated into peace.
May our associates who are liberal help us attain peace.
And, may all beings, living in heaven, on earth, and in water share with us their peace.
Om Shannah satyasya patayo bhavantu
Shanno arvantah shamu santu gaavah.
Shanna ribhavah sukritah su-hastaah
Shanno bhavantu pitaro haveshu.
In our rituals we pray that those who are masters of Truth, and those who are enlightened,
those who use their skilled hands in performing only excellent only excellent deeds,
those who are mothers and fathers, may all help us achieve peace.
May even the domesticated animals provide us comfort in our daily tasks.
Om Shaano no aja eka-paad dewo astu
Shanno ‘hir budh-nyah sham samudrah.
Shanno apaam napaat perur astu
Shannah prishnir bhavatu deva-gopaah.
May He Who is uncreated and Who measures the entire universe with one mere Step give us peace.
May the cloud of ignorance present in my sky, overshadowing my intelligence, give way to peace.
May the ocean of my sublime emotions flow for my peace.
May the fire of luster that springs from the waters of my devotion lead to peace.
And, may the Inner Cow (of Learning) protect our sense-organs for peace.
Uncreated: refers to God. My sky: the human body, like the universe, has three worlds, earth, sky, and heaven.
Heaven extends from the head to the neck; sky from the neck to navel, and earth from navel to feet.]
Om Ahaani sham bhavantu nah
Sham raatreeh prati dhee-ya-taam.
Shanna indraag-ni bhavataam avobhih
Shanna indraa-varunaa raata-havyaa
Shanna indraa poosha-naa vaaja-saatau
Shamindra somaa suvi-taaya sham yoh.
May we pass our days and nights enjoying peace.
May the sun and fire, with their warmth and light, give us peace.
May the sun and ocean-water give us a peaceful life.
May the sun and the rain-clouds help grains to grow for our victory in the battle of life,
and may the sun and moon inspire us for peace.
Om Dyauh shaanti-ranta-riksham shaantih
Prithivee shaanti-raapah shaanti
Vanas-patayah shaantir vishve devaah shaantih
Brahma shaantih sarvam shaantih
Saa maa shanti – redhi.
Peace in heaven, sky and on earth. Let water flow to quench our thirst for peace.
Let all trees and plants provide cool shade for a peaceful humanity.
Let peace be in the hearts of all educated men, for them to share it with troubled minds.
God is the Source of peace, and His Divine Scripture teaches the way to that peace.
May that peace extend its influence in every nook and corner of this globe.
Let there be peace and only peace. May that pace come to me, too.
That brilliant Eye, the sun, held by God in the heavens, rises in the East.
May we, too, rise every morning to perceive its golden splendor.
May we live a long life, of a hundred years, and while living, may we listen to,
and proclaim the glory and majesty of the Creator of this rising sun.
And, in the even that we live for more than a hundred years, may we never lose our individual freedom!
Eye:the sun confers to everyone the capacity to see. One hundred years: this is the Vedic life-expectancy.