Swami Mantras

Swami Nirmalananda chants these mantras before and after she teaches.  You may chant with her or read the English.

Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati

OPENING MANTRAS

OM namah shivaaya gurave

satchidaananda-murtaye

nish-prapanchaaya shaantaaya

niraalambaaya tejase

OM. I bow to the Guru who is the indwelling Shiva,

whose form is being, consciousness and bliss,

who is transcendent, calm,

free from all support and luminous.

Muktaanandaaya gurave

shishya-samsaara-haarine

bhakta-kaaryaika-dehaaya

namaste chit-sadaatmane

Salutations to the Guru Muktananda

who rescues his disciples from transmigration

who has assumed a body to meet the needs of his devotees

whose nature is consciousness and existence

Hetave jagataameva

samsaaraarnava-setave

prabhave sarva-vidyaanam

shambhave gurave namah

The Guru is the only cause,

the ultimate source and the bridge

that carries you across this world.

Bow to the one with all knowledge. (Guru Gita 33)

Gurur-brahmaa gurur-vishnur

gururdevo maheshvarah

guru-sakshat parabrahma

tasmai shree-gurave namah

Guru is the creative force (brahma)

Guru is the sustaining force (vishnu)

Guru is the destructive force (shiva)

Guru is truly the supreme reality (parabrahman)

I bow with heartfelt gratitude to my honored Guru.

OM svaroopa svasvabhavah namo namah

I bow again and again to the inherent essence of beingness, within myself and within all existence.

 

CLOSING MANTRAS

om saha naavavatu

saha nau bhunaktu

saha veeryam karava-vahai

tejasvi naavad-heetam astu

maa vid-vishaa-vahai

om shaantih shaantih shaantih(i)

Om. May we be protected together.

May we enjoy the fruits of our actions together.

May we achieve strength together.

May our knowledge be full of light.

May we never have enmity for one another.

Om. Peace. Peace. Peace to all.