The chants at the beginning of this album moved me greatly. Resonated and I wasn’t sure why. It took me a while to find the words to the chant and determine what it meant. I hope to learn even more about it as time goes on.
I was also recently moved to tears by a story recounted to me by a 7th Day Adventist about how he came to his religion.
All religions are real.
Om Sham No Mitrah Sham Varunnah |
Sham No Bhavatv-Aryamaa |
Sham No Indro Brhaspatih |
Sham No Vissnnur-Urukramah |
Namo Brahmanne |
Namaste Vaayo |
Tvam-[e]Iva Pratyakssam Brahmaasi |
Tvaam-[e]Iva Pratyakssam Brahma Vadissyaami |
Rrtam Vadissyaami |
Satyam Vadissyaami |
Avatu Maam |
Avatu Vaktaaram ||
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih |
1: Om, May Mitra be Propitious with Us, May Varuna be Propitious with Us,
2: May the Honourable Aryama be Propitious with Us,
3: May Indra and Brihaspati be Propitious with Us,
4: May Vishnu with Long Strides be Propitious with Us,
5: Salutations to Brahman,
6: Salutations to Vayu (the Breath of Purusha),
7: You Indeed are the Visible Brahman,
8: I Proclaim, You Indeed are the Visible Brahman,
9: I Speak about the Divine Truth,
10: I Speak about the Absolute Truth,
11: May That Protect Me,
12: May That Protect the Preceptor,
13: Protect Me,
14: Protect the Preceptor,
15: Om Peace, Peace, Peace.