Om Namah Shivaya Gurave

Om Om Om
Om Namah Shivaya Gurave
Sat Cit Ananda Murtaye
Nisprapancaya Shantaya
Niralambaya Tejase

“When we use mantra, it is better to master the vibratory effect in the whole body before meaning is attributed. The single point of focus is the sound itself. Om means Om and Ma is Ma; we are linked directly without the filtering mechanism of the mind.”
~ Mark Whitwell

However, for those of us that are curious about the translation:

I bow to the True Teacher that enlightens every heart;
that assumes the forms of reality, pure awareness and bliss,
that is never absent and is full of peace,
that, completely free, is the vital essence of illumination.

3 Responses to “Om Namah Shivaya Gurave”

  1. NATALIA Says :

    Thi mantra put light in my heart. I feel it since the first time i knew it, before I knew the translation. Namasté.

  2. Jaquith Travis Says :

    For the last few months I have been learning meditation from various sources, mostly from books. I have read some of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Book, Happines and Susan ? The Force of Kindness. I’ve also read some of Jack Kornfield’s After the Estacy, the Laundry. I have not yet come to the point where I meditate every day, twice a day, But I am meditating most days of the week in the morning. I read these mantras or chants, and feel the vibration is important but don’t know how to pronounce some of the words, which may or may not be a hinderance in the benefits of the mantra. It would be nice to have a way to pronounce these mantras correctly, a CD perhaps, or a group meditation where we could hear the sounds.

  3. Juan Miguel Zamora Says :

    Thank you for sharing this magnificent mantra. In mi humble opinion, meaning of mantras does not matter of curiosity, but of knowledge (jnana). The ultimate purpose of all mantra is awaken chaitanya (inner full consciousness of “You Art That”, the Inmutable and eternal Self). In esoteric christianity, this process is named “divinization” or awareness of “we are gods and godesses” (NO GOD). It is like the drops on the Ocean. Water is the same.
    If we don´t realize the deeply chitishakti hidden in the sound body of the mantra, then it is like a tree without fruits.

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