Beautiful Mantras, quotes and prayers

Mantra for Peace: Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
'May all beings everywhere be happy and free,

and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life
contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.'
 

Let's look more closely at the meaning of each word of this invocational mantra:


lokah:
 location, realm, all universes existing now

samastah: all beings sharing that same location
sukhino: centered in happiness and joy, free from suffering
bhav: the divine mood or state of unified existence
antu: may it be so, it must be so (antu used as an ending here transforms this mantra into a powerful pledge)

Serenity Prayer by Reinold Niebuhr
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
Grant me the courage to change the things I can change
And grant me the wisdom to know the difference.  

Buddha
‘Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. 
But after observatiojn and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.’

By Marianne Williamson
‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.’  

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Be sure that your thoughts are peaceful 
Because thoughts will become words

Be sure that your words are peaceful
Because words will become action

Be sure your actions are peaceful
Because actions become habits

Be sure your habits are peaceful
Because habits become your destiny 

Posted on donderdag juni 27th