Asatoma Sadgamaya Mantra - Lyrics, Meaning, Benefits, Download

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The Asatoma Sadgamaya Mantra is a universal prayer for enlightenment and freedom from fear.

This chant is a set of four powerful affirmations of well-being that we put out within the Universe.

Through this mantra, the chanter and the listener seek to dispel negativity in its various forms and stay aligned on their path of a purposeful life.

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History of the mantra

The Asatoma Sadgamaya mantra finds its roots in the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad. It is one of the core ancient Shaanti mantras written in Sanskrit.

This prayer was practiced seeking the blessings of a Guru, a teacher, or any form of God.

In the modern world, the mantra is commonly chanted in school prayer assemblies, spiritual gatherings, and auspicious ceremonies.

Lyrics of the Mantra

Asato Ma Sadgamaya
Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya |
Mrityor Ma Amritamgamaya
Om Shaanti Shaanti Shaantihi ||

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Meaning of the Mantra

Lyrics :
Asato Ma Sadgamaya
Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya |
Mrityor Ma Amritamgamaya
Om Shaanti Shaanti Shaantihi ||
Meaning :

Oh, Divine One,
Please lead me from the illusions of my world to the eternal truth
Please lead me from darkness to light
Please lead me from death to immortality
Let there be peace, peace, peace!

The basic essence of this mantra is to transcend from Asat (un-truth) to Sat (truth). Many might feel that "the truth" described in this mantra is either vague or exaggerated.

However, the truth mentioned in ancient texts is much more profound. According to Advaita Vedanta, truth is truth if it stands the test of time. The Vedanta suggests that truth should be the same in the past, the present, and the future.

When you imbibe this perspective described by Advaita Vedanta, the mantra gives a much richer meaning.

It means that the reality around us has to be looked at from a much more holistic view. In this visualization, there is unity in all aspects of the universe.

Darkness and light are two sides of the same coin. So is death and immortality, and consciousness and ignorance.

Benefits of listening to Asatoma Sadgamaya Mantra

The Asatoma Sadgamaya mantra holds several benefits for the mind of both the chanter and the listener.

Listening to this mantra along with meditation helps you in the following ways.

Benefit 1 - Recondition your mind
This is a wonderful chant to re-condition the mind away from negativity, destructive thoughts, or emotions

Benefit 2 - Helps faith
It offers a deep sense of calm and faith during times of chaotic circumstances

Benefit 3 - Uplifts you
It uplifts your consciousness and gives you a richer perspective on life

Benefit 4 - Peace of mind
It invokes a sense of peace within you that not only benefits you but others around you

Benefit 5 - Soothing to the soul
This is a soothing chant for souls that are often restless, lonely, or depressed

Benefit 6 - Removes jealousy
The mantra removes ill-feelings like greed and jealousy and helps us practice discipline and compassion

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