Mantra: Om Saha Navavatu
Om om saha naavavatu
saha nau bhunaktu
saha veeryam karavaavahai
tejasvinaavadheetamastu maa vidvisaavahai
om shanti shanti shanti
Om Om Let both of us protect each other together
May both of us enjoy together
May both of us work together
Let our study become radiant, let there be no hatred between us
Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.
Om Protection and acceptance are requested for "both teacher and taught". "Teacher and taught" may refer to a teacher and student, God and student, or, one's own soul and mind. Eventually "both" merges to "one" and there is no separation between Guru and student, God and Self, or mind and soul. Before such duality ceases to be, many spiritual traditions acknowledge that there are two sides to an individual: true Self/non-self; higher Self/ lower self; first mind/second mind; Self/Other.
There is often a dialogue between the two. With deep spiritual practice, the true Self - which represents freedom to be who one truly is and experience what one really wants - gains mastery over the non-self, which is shaped by outside influence. When the soul voice dominates and is understood to be one with the Divine, non-duality transcends Self and non-self. At this point, illusions cease to impede the soul's evolution and consciousness expands without limit.
Comments courtesy of: http://www.reemadatta.com/content/20090805/sanskrit-translations-lyrics-reemas-cd-truth-love-creation
Mantra and translation courtesy of: www.wikipedia.org
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