LOKAH SAMASTA SUKHINO BHAVANTU – chant for week 5 (4/2/13)
This translates to, “May all beings, everywhere, be happy and free. And may the thoughts and actions of my own life contribute, in some way, to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”
I have sung it as part of a longer chant – “The Chant for Peace” – and this translation is from S Gannon & D Life in ‘Jivamukti Yoga’. It is a great start to your yoga practice….
“The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into the habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.” Buddha (c563-c483 BC)
I think it is good to remind ourselves that we are in charge of our minds and thoughts and from good thoughts good or even great things can come.