Shanti Mantra – Achieve Universal Peace and Calmness

Shanti means peace and a Shanti mantra chant is a way to achieve peace. Shanti mantra has its origins in the Upanishads – the ancient Vedic scriptures. The Vedics had very intricate knowledge about how the mind works and they had well-established methods to achieve a meditative state.  Peace is the state where anxiety leaves […]
Shanti means peace and a Shanti mantra chant is a way to achieve peace. Shanti mantra has its origins in the Upanishads – the ancient Vedic scriptures. The Vedics had very intricate knowledge about how the mind works and they had well-established methods to achieve a meditative state. 

meditation by the peaceful sun signifying shanti mantra or peace

Peace is the state where anxiety leaves us and we become fully present in the now. When you learn to ‘just be,’ you become devoid of any judgments, and distractions of the past and future. You learn to harness the ability to willingly attain calmness and ultimately peace.

A Shanti mantra is often recited after or before any Hindu religious ritual. The Shanti mantra symbolizes peace of your mind, your physical body, and your soul. It is also believed to bring individual, collective and universal peace.

Om Shanti Mantra

Om Shanti mantra is the bringer of cosmic peace. ‘Om Shanti Om’ or ‘Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti’ is one of the prevalent used mantras as it is recited as a greeting and also used for removing any distractions while meditating. Although you will find it being used in yoga classes as a form of greeting more often.

‘Om Shanti’ has a deep philosophical meaning. It reminds us of the Supreme and how we are connected to it. It reminds us that being at peace is our true form and true self. So, it has been rightly used as a greeting as we are always reminded of our true nature as peaceful souls. 

When we chant the mantra thrice  – it means we are acknowledging peace in our body, mind and our soul with the uttering of each ‘Shanti.’ It goes on to mean a few different things and can be applied to bring peace in any circumstance of your life. 

Benefits of Shanti Mantra Chanting

By chanting this mantra you are purifying your physical body of any diseases, any negative energy or sufferings. Your body is refreshed. Likewise, it fills your mind and soul with peace and all the sorrow, stress, and negative feelings go away. 

  1. The recitation of the Shanti mantra helps in removing physical, divine and internal obstacles.
  2. It also allows your problems to settle down and relieve you from stress caused by thinking about them.
  3. It allows us to accept nourishment from the ‘Supreme’ or the Universe (it’s up to your interpretation). We acknowledge the peace that exists in the universe and then receive it.
  4. It develops humanity in our heart – the ability to show compassion towards other people.
  5. It can help open up different spiritual experiences and relate to more profound experiences in our life.
  6. This mantra can be chanted when you experience any frustrations or any trouble to calm yourself.
  7. The chanting of this mantra leads to deep relaxation without going into sleep.

How to practice it?

One of the major uses that Om Shanti mantra has is the power to put your mind at ease, it prepares you for meditation. If you are feeling confused, troubled by anything or just want to achieve calmness and peace, you can start by chanting this mantra.

Sit in a relaxed position and keep your spine straight and aligned with your body. Take a deep breath and say “Om Shanti…Shanti…Shanti…”

Chant the mantra preferably early in the morning (between 6 am to 8 am) so that you stay calm throughout the day. Meditate for some time and feel the positivity inside in you.

Various Shanti mantras

Below are some of the Shanti Mantras that you can practice and chant along with to attain peace:

1. Om Shanti Mantra with Tibetan Singing Bowls

Om Shanti Mantra also known as mantra for Inner Peace mixed with the calming sound of Tibetan Singing Bowls at 432Hz Solfeggio frequency.. You can also play this track in the background, for day-long of calm, relaxation and peace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkJBYIpjZz4

2. Om Asato Ma Sadgamya

As we meditate on this Mantra, we are wishing and spreading peace for all human kinds, all the living and non-living beings, and spreading peace in the entire universe. We spread the vibrations of OM, thus aligning everything inside out in the right vibration and contributing to the peace in this universe.

Peace Mantra and its Translation:

Om Asato Ma Sad Gamaya

Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya

Mrityor Ma Amritam Gamaya

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

  • Lead me from the unreal to the real 
  • Lead from the darkness to the light (
  • Lead me from fear of death to immortality of soul (gained by the Knowledge of the Immortal Self beyond Death )
  • Let there be peace and peacefulness all around us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYpOfrYEAtc&t=2s

3. Universal Peace Mantra

The “Sarveshaam Mantra” is one of the peace or Shanti mantras to invoke peace, harmony, and tranquility in and around us.

Peace Mantra and its Translation:

Om Sarveshaam Svastir-Bhavatu |

Sarveshaam Shaantir-Bhavatu |

Sarveshaam Purnam-Bhavatu |

Sarveshaam Mangalam-Bhavatu |

Om Shaanti Shaanti Shaanti ||

  • May there be Well-Being in All,
  • May there be Peace in All,
  • May there be Fulfillment in All,
  • May there be Auspiciousness in All,
  • Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF_Vj3WAsyM

4. OM Purnamadah Purnamidam

This is the mantra of deep inner peace and to connect with the infinite source of energy and creativity in all of us. 

Peace Mantra and its Translation:

Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam Puurnnaat-Purnnam-Udacyate

Puurnnasya Puurnnam-Aadaaya Puurnnam-Eva-Avashissyate ||

Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

  • Om, That (Outer World) is Purna (Full of Divine Consciousness); 
  • This (Inner World) is also Purna (Full of Divine Consciousness); 
  • From Purna comes Purna (From the Fullness of Divine Consciousness the World is manifested);
  • Taking Purna from Purna, Purna Indeed Remains (Because Divine Consciousness is Non-Dual and Infinite);
  • Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kg4ZgUakNY

5. Aum Dyauh Santirantariksam Santih

You can use this Mantra to end your meditation or Yoga session, or simply chant it when you want to relieve stress, or whenever you would like to feel the silence inside, this mantra can be chanted.

Peace Mantra and its Translation:

Aum dyauḥ śāntirantarikṣaṁ śāntiḥ

pṛthivī śāntirāpaḥ śāntiroṣadhayaḥ śāntiḥ 

vanaspatayaḥ śāntirviśvedevāḥ śāntirbrahma śāntiḥ

sarvaṁ śāntiḥ śāntireva śāntiḥ 

sā mā śāntiredhi 

Aum śāntiḥ, śāntiḥ, śāntiḥ

  • May peace radiate there in the whole sky as well as in the vast ethereal space everywhere. 
  • May peace reign all over this earth, in water and in all herbs, trees and creepers. 
  • May peace flow over the whole universe. 
  • May peace be in the Supreme Being Brahman. 
  • And may there always exist in all peace and peace alone.
  • Aum peace, peace, and peace to us and all beings!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a8M4yjPGfo

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