The word MANTRA originates from late 18th century SANSKRIT, literally a though, thought behind speech or action, from 'man - think' related to mind and 'tra' which means transport.
MANTRAS can be seen as seeds, a powerful energy with magical or spiritual efficiency when chanted and meditated upon.
This morning in my yoga class we chanted a Manta that I wanted to share with you. In a time that extremist rules,the world is divided and peace is just a word, this chant is the only thing that made sense to me.
Even if MANTRAS and CHANTS are not your thing, keep reading with a open mind and heart and until you hear the meaning have no judgement.
OM ASATO MAA SAD-GAMAYA
TAMASO MAA JYOTIR-GAMAYA
MRTYOR-MAA AMRTAM GAMAYA
OM SHAANTIH SHAANTIH SHAANTIH
LEAD ME FROM FALSEHOOD TO TRUTH
LEAD ME FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT
LEAD ME FROM DEATH TO THE IMMORTALITY
PEACE PEACE PEACE
Personally I will carry this Mantra like a anchor when my ship hits rough waters.