These sacred chants are the All-Stars, the Dream Team, of Sanskrit chants. The sacred chants we sing go back 13,000 years at least. These Sanskrit chants are prayers invoking Divine help, guidance, blessings. There is a huge science to the practice of chanting. Suffice it to say, these prayers confer divine energy and help to keep a person steady in their journey.
Om Na-mo Bha-ga-va-te Va-su-de-va-ya
I bow to you, Lord Krishna.
Lead me from the unreal to the real!
Lead me from darkness to light!
Lead me from the time bound state to grace!
Gu-rur Brah-ma, Gur-ur Vish-nur,
Gu-rur de-vo Ma-hesh-va-rah,
Gu-ru sak-shat Pa-ra-brah-ma,
Tas-mai Shri Gu-ra-ve-na-ma-ha!
The guru is the Creator, The guru is the sustainer.
The guru is the destroyer,
The guru is the absolute supreme
I bow before you, to the guru I bow.
Om na-mah Shi-va-ya Gu-ra-ve,
I bow to thee, Lord Shiva, in the form of the Guru.
Embodiment of existence, consciousness, and bliss.
I bow to thee, I bow to thee, I bow to thee, respectfully I bow.
Sa-ha nau bhu-nak-tu,
Sa-ha vir-yam, ka-ra-va-va-hai,
Ma vid-vi-sha-va-hai (3x's)
Om Shan-ti-hi! Shan-ti-hi! Shan-t-ihi!
God may we both be protected,
May we both be nourished and energized,
May we bring our energy & work together
May we bring a higher level of study, intellect &
May we never quarrel with each other.
Peace to the tamas, peace to the rajas, and
peace to the sattva.
Sar-ve-tra su-khi-nah san-tuSar-ve san-tu ni-ra ma-yahSar-ve bha-dra-ni pash-yan-tuMa kash-chid duh-kha map-nu-yat (3x's)
May everyone be happy.
May everyone be free of disease.
May everyone see auspiciousness.
May no one suffer any misery.