Sunday, September 28, 2008


Om Vang Me Manasi Pratishthita Mano Me Vachi Pratishthitam !
Averaverma Edhi!
Vedasya Ma Aanisthah!

Shrutam Me Ma Prahaseh!
Anenadhetena Ahoratran Samdadhami!
Ritam Vadishyami!

Satyam Vadishyam!i
Tanmamavatu !
Tadvaktaaramavatu !

Avatu Maam Avatu Vaktaaram Avatu Vaktaaram!
Om Shantih, Shantih, Shantih!

Let my speech be in accordance with the mind. May my mind be based on my speech. May the Self-effulgent reveal to me. May both the speech and mind carry the Vedas to me. Let not all that I have heard depart from me. I join together through this study day and the night. I speak what is right. I speak the truth. May that {Brahman} protect me. May that protect the speaker. May that protect me. May that protect the speaker.

This Shanti (Peace) invocation appears in the Aitareya Upanishad. This Peace Chant ends with the prayer for protection from the Tapatrayas (Threefold miseries) Adhyatmika (Body, Mind), Adhi Bhautika (Animals, other living Beings) and Adhi Daivika ( Natural calamities like Earthquake, Flood,Tsunami, etc.)