december 2018  

Shanti Mantra

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This prayer for peace is so moving and gives voice to my most heartfelt desire for the world. Each time I read it, the power of the words draws me deeper and deeper inside until I am engulfed by the sweet repose of peace. What a treasure this poem is!

I feel there can be no greater wish for this world than for all beings to live in peace with each other and themselves. Imagine the rejoicing there would be if lasting peace truly settled upon this earth. May the endless grace and compassion of the Siddha Gurus and the efforts of Siddha Yoga students lend power to this prayer to fully manifest in this world in our lifetime.
 

a Siddha Yogi from West Vancouver, Canada

When I was a child growing up in Kenya, my mom and dad would recite this prayer every day, and I learned it from listening to them. I love this prayer. 
 
It is wonderful to read it on the Siddha Yoga path website, and be reminded to continue to offer this prayer with a sincere and compassionate heart, for the welfare of humanity and all of creation.
 
I am humbled and full of gratitude to be reminded yet again of what a grace-filled path I am on.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Versoix, Switzerland

Driving to work this morning, I was experiencing unpleasant thoughts in my mind. When I arrived at my office, I opened the Siddha Yoga path website and read the Shantih Mantra.  I quickly felt relaxed and calm, and all unpleasant thoughts started to dissolve.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I keep a copy of the Shantih Mantra in my Nectar of Chanting book, so I can recite it every day with my recitation of Shri Guru Gita. A few days ago, as I was trying to find peace within myself, this beautiful prayer came to me—just at the right moment!
 

a Siddha Yogi from Mumbai, India

Today is the birthday of my beloved husband, who made his transition four years ago. When I saw this beautiful prayer on the website, my heart opened wider to receive its blessings, and to extend those blessings to all those who have crossed over, and to everyone, everywhere. 
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for always keeping us close through the gift of the Siddha Yoga path website, and for extending your love by sharing this beautiful Prayer for Peace.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Florida, United States

I began my reflection on this verse by repeating the line, “May peace pervade the heavens and skies.” In my mind’s eye, I recalled the vast array of stars I beheld shining down on me a few nights ago amidst the deep velvet of the night sky in Sedona, Arizona.
 
As I reflected on this, I experienced once again the sweet contentment and peace that had spread through my whole being as I gazed into that immeasurable field of stars. I felt peace radiating from each star as well as from the entire firmament. This reminded me that peace is always available, and when I am fully present, the peace in me merges with the peace in all of creation. At these times, truly, there is “peace and only peace.”
 

a Siddha Yogi from Arizona, United States