Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ohm Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah


Ohm Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah,
Sarve Santu Niramayah.
Sarve Bhadrani Pushyantu,
Maa Kaschid Dukhabhaag Bhavet.
Ohm Shaanti Shaanti Shaanti.

Shubhamastu, Kalyaanamastu,
Aishwaryamastu, Udayostu, Udayostu

May all be happy.
May all enjoy health and freedom from disease.
May all have prosperity and good luck.
May none suffer or fall on evil days.

These are prayers for the prosperity and welfare of humanity.
To achieve anything in life, one has to make an effort and await the results.
Many unknown factors and laws influence the outcome of that effort.
By praying to the Lord, one acknowledges these laws as the natural order inseparable from the Lord, and one acknowledges the Lord as the giver of all results of actions.