Full mantra lyrics:
Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah.
Sarve Santu Nir-Aamayaah.
Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu.
Oṁ Shantiḥ, Shantiḥ, Shantiḥ
Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah Mantra translation:
Om, May All become Happy.
May All be Free from Illness.
May All See what is Auspicious.
May no one Suffer.
Om Peace, Peace, Peace.
This mantra is for Peace invocation or a Shanti mantra. It is intended to be chanted for the welfare of humanity as a whole. The mantra lyrics are in Sanskrit, which is an ancient language dating back to 3,500 BC and is believed to be the origin of all Indo-European languages.
You are not asking/praying anything for you by chanting this mantra, but rather the goodwill and welfare of every sentient being in the world are being prayed for. In addition, practicing with this Sanskrit mantra provides the practitioner with the healing energy accumulated over thousands of years from the Divine and also the millions of practitioners who have recited them over years.
This peace mantra is taken from the Krishna Yajurveda Taittiriya Upanishad (one of the four Vedas). It is usually chanted in schools as a prayer before the start of the classes in schools.
Shanti (Sanskrit – śāntiḥ) simply signifies „peace”, „tranquility” or „bliss”. Simply knowing that the word “shanti” signifies “peace” is a small and important step towards our true nature – inner peace, but it doesn’t take us there.
Therefore, we need to learn how to cultivate peace in our daily lives. Meditation, especially mindfulness meditation or transcendental meditation, is a simple tool for helping us find the peace within. Additionally, this mantra should be repeated constantly, loudly at first and then as mental chanting.