The Meaning of the Chant
"Om Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu" is an ancient sanskrit chant or mantra which simply means: "May all beings everywhere be happy." It is an invocation for the harmony and blessings of all creation. When we chant this mantra we are praying for the whole of all creation—all humans, animals, plants, the earth, and the entire universe.
The chant first appeared in India in very ancient times. "Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu" is a universal peace prayer used by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and non-denominational groups. It has been chanted at the United Nations, the Parliament of World Religions, and by guest speakers in Christian churches and Jewish synagogues.
Anyone who practices any religion or who has no religious affiliation can chant this prayer. The good-willed intentions and the sounds inherent in the prayer are thought to bring peaceful vibrations to the chanter(s) and to the world. This chant focuses our mind on the world beyond our ourselves. As the ancient sages knew and science is rediscovering, compassion and intention have a positive impact on wellbeing.
listen to the "Om lokah" Chant
Origins of "Chanting for World Peace"
Chanting for World Peace began in the summer of 2015 with a few individuals committed to chanting the "Om Lokah" mantra108 times daily for the benefit of humanity, nature, and all creation. They quickly felt the powerful effect of this practice in their personal lives, and wanted to share it with others world-wide. Some of them had never chanted before and were grateful for the opportunity to participate in such a positive and life-changing experience. Since that time, many more people from around the world, have joined in the commitment to chant daily for world peace and the wellbeing of nature.
The History, Science and Power of Chanting.
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