oṃ namaste gaṇapataye

OṂ NAMASTE GAṆAPATAYE Oṃ. Salutations to Gaṇeśa oṃ: the first vibration in the universe, the primordial sound from which all other sounds, all words, all languages and all mantras have come forth namaḥ: salutations, reverence te: to you, your gaṇa: group of people pata: lord gaṇapataye: to Gaṇapati (Gaṇeśa), son of Śiva and Pārvatī, the …

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asato mā

ASATO MĀ SADGAMAYA TAMASO MĀ JYOTIRGAMAYA MṚTYORMĀ AMṚTAM GAMAYA Lead me from untruth to truth Lead me from darkness to light Lead me from death to immortality asat: untruth mā: me sat: truth gamaya: lead tamas: darkness jyoti: light mṛtyu: death amṛta: immortality This Vedic mantra is an invocation from the “Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad” (1.3.28), the …

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The meaning of OM/AUM

OM/AUM is the primordial sound, the first sound from which the universe came into existence. The first vibration, also called the Nadam, was “unstruck,” meaning that it occurred where there were no things to strike against each other to make a sound. That first very subtle vibration is still resonating through each and every sound …

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