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.
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.
Lead me from the unreal to the real!
Lead me from darkness to light!
Lead me from the time bound state to grace!