THE MEANING OF LOKAH SAMASTAH SUKHINO BHAVANTU
Our new collection this month is focused on this beautiful and powerful mantra of peace.
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
It simply means :- ‘May all beings be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and freedom for all.’
As it nears the end of the year, we can’t help but reflect on how we have spent the last 365 days on this earth. It’s been a year of great change and global uncertainty and there have been times where it has been hard to find stability and peace withThis mantra can play an important role in guiding us on how we think and perhaps how we spend our time in the year ahead of us. After all, this is a mantra of power that assists in our spiritual evolution and acts as a blessing for the world also.
By chanting this mantra, we move from our personal self and radiate a prayer of love for the world around us. It is a reminder we are a part of the universe and can positively impact all of creation. Inherent in the mantra is that we are all beings sharing the same planet, simply reminding us that WE ARE ALL ONE and we must care equally for other inhabitants.
Though not a traditional Vedic mantra, Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu is a Sanskrit prayer. It has been used for many centuries to invoke greater states of compassion and peace.
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” may be the closest western equivalent. Yet, the impact of this ancient mantra is far grander than simple human kindness.
Often said at the end of yoga class, it holds the blessing that we may go into the world with peace and unity. Taken into 2018, it can create peace and calm within as well as all around us. Namaste.