Recited by the Brahmin priest Santosh Mudgal.
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The shanti mantra Om Dyauh Shanti is a prayer for universal peace that is found in the Yajur Veda.
Implicit in this shanti mantra is the understanding that peace in the outer world and peace within our own being are connected: each supports the other. When we recite the sacred syllables of Om Dyauh Shanti, we give voice to our benevolent intention that peace pervade all of creation and ask that we experience the same peace within ourselves.
You may offer this prayer for peace by listening to and reciting the mantra. As you do so, notice the effect of the mantra’s vibrations on your mind and on the environment around you.
As I listen to the shanti
mantra, the outer world falls away. In those moments, there is nothing but sound and waves of peace flowing through me.
Massachusetts, United States
During this festive season of celebrating joy and love, I am grateful this mantra is available on the Siddha Yoga path website. As I listen and recite the mantra, I experience inner peace and stay with that energy as I engage in my daily activities.
Florida, United States
I remember reciting this beautiful mantra with my family every Sunday when I was a child. I did not know it had such a beautiful meaning. Reciting it now, I felt so happy to imagine Siddha Yogis around the world reciting it and sending its beautiful message out to the universe.
How powerful! The syllables vibrated in my heart and spread throughout my being. My mind was drawn to its own sweet stillness and peace.
While attuning with the high vibrations of these sacred mantras of peace, my being started to resonate with them.
I listened to them several times, and I experienced a deep silence. I felt so pure, like a saint.
When I was a little boy, my parents always recited the shanti
mantra, and we children were asked to repeat it after them.
As I grew up, I continued to recite it, but still without understanding its deeper meaning.
Today, as I was reading the introduction to the mantra, I understood that in the midst of the cacophony of the world around me, I can experience absolute calm and stillness within.
I am now able to understand Gurumayi's Message with a deeper and renewed perspective.
As I listened to this shanti
mantra, my heart began to expand with a soft vibration of gentleness, peace, and tranquility.
A profound sense of well-being overcame me, and the words “all is well for all” suddenly surged from deep within me.
St. Laurent, Canada
As I heard the shanti
mantra, peace arose spontaneously within me. The mantra seemed to be deeply connected to my inner being.
Listening to the words of the Sanskrit recitation and reading the translation brought about a tremendous flow of peace within and without. I thank God for this beautiful world that we live in, where I met my Guru. I feel I am holding her hand as I walk the Siddha Yoga path.
As I listen to the recitation of this shanti mantra, I feel a sense of familiarity and a deep resonance that vibrates within, and arouses and touches the space of peace within me. For me, peace is such an all-encompassing experience. I realize that through peace all things can be accomplished, bringing a harmony and balance to all circumstances.
New Jersey, United States
I am grateful to Santosh for this exquisite recitation of the Om Dyauh Shanti
mantra. I have been returning again and again to this recording over the last week. I recognize in Santosh’s voice the strength, compassion, and steadiness of peace. In listening, I feel myself longing for peace and visualizing peace enveloping the world.
Connecticut, United States
I am so grateful to Gurumayi for making the Om Dyauh Shanti
mantra available to all of us through the Siddha Yoga path website.
When I first played this shanti
mantra in our meditation room, its resonance seemed to cross the boundaries of walls and windows to infuse the world around. It awakened a deep sense of peace within me, accompanied by a spring of joy.
This year, my husband and I made a specific intention to recite this shanti
mantra before Shri Guru Gita
recitations, to offer blessings to all during these challenging times. This practice brings a sense of profound contentment to our lives.
Reading the three beautiful verses from the Rig Veda
again and again melted my heart. I brought my hands together in pranam,
and with my head bowed, I visualized the red glow of the rising sun in Gurudev Siddha Peeth at Dakshin Kashi. I silently asked Lord Surya to give a warm, healing hug to all of my family, a hug filled with love, warmth, kindness, generosity, and protection. As I breathed in deeply, I felt the warmth spreading within my body.
I have been chanting this beautiful mantra upon waking up each morning, and for the rest of the day I feel its peaceful effect. It makes me so very happy.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When I listen to the Brahmin priest’s voice, I feel connected to my divine nature. I was inspired to follow his breathing and pronunciation, which reveals to me that Sanskrit syllables are pure gems.
The meaning of this prayer helps me understand that peace is the palpable manifestation of Consciousness, which nourishes every part of the universe. With this prayer, I can address a benevolent intention to the Lord of the universe and all his creatures.
I opened the Siddha Yoga path website after a busy schedule and listened to this shanti
mantra. Instantly, inexplicable peace descended on my being. It was so soothing! That peace remained with me the whole day and beyond.
As I listen to this exquisite recitation of Om Dyauh Shanti
, my heart is aglow. I feel as if I am present at a yajna
, a fire ritual, with my focus both on the outer and the inner fire. I feel purified and renewed.
California, United States
This beautiful prayer corresponds to a deep longing in my heart for peace—peace within, peace without, peace for all. As I listen, I feel myself relax. As I become calm, I feel more forgiving toward myself, and I have more compassion and understanding for others.
Washington, United States
This prayer draws me to reflect on the many ways I experience peace in nature and in my own heart. I am realizing that I have often thought of peace as being the opposite of war or conflict. Yet now, through this prayer, I am seeing that peace is a quality I can invoke whenever I want to—through a prayer that can help safeguard the entire universe. I feel inspired to consider that the peace I experience within myself can beneficially affect the cosmos. And I feel moved to cultivate inner peace so that I can radiate this virtue consistently.
As I felt the pure vibrations of this shanti
mantra resonate sweetly within my entire being, I became absorbed in its divine energy. I felt as though my sense of individuality dissolved as I flowed with the mantra and sensed its benevolent power spread throughout the universe. I felt filled with supreme peace as I prayed with great determination, “May there be peace... and nothing but peace."
North Carolina, United States
Gratitude fills me as I recite these mantras for peace in the world. I feel grateful to have been taught that to bring peace to the world, I must find peace within myself. I’m grateful to experience that chanting these mantras aligns me with peace within. I’m grateful to have the understanding that as I chant, I am making an offering of peaceful energy to the world.
I’m so grateful to have a beloved Guru who teaches me all this and brings these mantras to all of us so we can pray together for peace.
South Yarra, Australia
Such a divine sound! The intonation rings through my cells and soul! For me, the syllables, notes, and meaning vibrate with clarity, nobility, and peace. I am uplifted knowing this prayer reverberates through the world, and I feel nourished within by listening to the beautiful shanti
Ocean Shores, Australia