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.