The Upanishad Mantras are published in The Nectar of Chanting,
which is available in the Siddha Yoga Bookstore.
As I sat and recited the Upanishad Mantras, a great feeling of warmth and protection enveloped me, as if I have known these mantras for a long time. The joy that flowed from this sense of familiarity brought a fullness to my heart that left me feeling peaceful, content, and without desire.
The last verse of the mantras expresses King Shibi’s prayer for the well-being of all the people of the world. It inspired in me my own prayer that everyone, especially in these times, may experience Gurumayi's Message, Atma ki Prashanti
, “Peacefulness of the Self.”
New Jersey, United States
After my morning meditation, as I went to have a look at the Siddha Yoga path website today, the Upanishad Mantras caught my attention. I immediately listened to them with my eyes closed, sitting in the meditation posture. The experience was truly magnificent!
I could visualize a serene sun over the waters. My entire being felt as if it was bathing in constantly flowing nectar—from the top of my being, down through my arms, and all the way to the seat I was sitting on. I felt very powerful shakti
and peace within. There was a moment in which I connected to the Self within and experienced immense shakti.
There was nothing else in that space—only peace.
Every year, when I make my annual visit to Gurudev Siddha Peeth to offer seva
, I recite the Upanishad Mantras every morning in the Temple of Bhagavan Nityananda. I remember vividly becoming one with the mantras as love for my Guru poured out. But to tell the truth, I did not pay attention to their translation.
This morning, as I listened to these mantras being recited on the Siddha Yoga path website, I was drawn to focus on their translation. This resulted in deepening my faith, and my surrender to the Upanishad Mantras. The last verse, expressing the prayer of King Shibi, brought back a flood of hope, renewed strength, and heartfelt gratitude to Gurumayi for this timely display of these mantras on the website.
What a beautiful complete prayer these mantras are, bringing me to my center, strengthening my intention, and aligning my knowing, wishing, dreaming, and praying. And what perfect timing to find it here, now! Just this morning in meditation I saw each person on earth as one light, like seemingly separate bulbs that form a string of twinkling lights enveloping the whole earth. It was so clear that there was only one “electricity” running through them all, somehow bringing the earth into being by their illumination, yet themselves also brought into being by the earth.
I felt such a sweet feeling of harmony, which was then reflected and expanded upon in these mantras—one fire, one air, one Shiva—and one prayer for the well-being of all. What a beautiful way to celebrate this month of Birthday Bliss
I honor forever the One who shines as the Truth of all of this, and then adds fragrance to gold by taking the exquisite form of my beloved Guru.
Washington, United States
To know that so many of us will be chanting the Upanishad Mantras at the same time in the “Be in the Temple” satsang
gives me great hope, as I trust in the generative vibration that will infuse the atmosphere of the world as we join our voices, chanting for peace in the world. What a precious gift we can offer in this way!
I am so grateful to Gurumayi for introducing us to this beautiful prayer.
South Yarra, Australia