At the start of last week, I felt inspired to write a new Bhajan (devotional song) to hopefully inspire love, peace, and joy in those affected by the worldwide pandemic caused by Covid-19. This is the result.
The verse comes from the Sahanāvavatu mantra which is sometimes called the “student-teacher” chant, and the chorus is based on the very popular mantra Om Shanti Shanti Shanti. Here is a loose translation.
- Om may we be protected,
- May we be nourished,
- May our study be vigorous,
- And for the benefit of all
- May we never be poisoned with the seeds of hatred for one another.
- Om Peace, Peace, Peace
I hope this song inspires you to be strong and peaceful in what may seem to be very uncertain times. Please sing the chorus with me Shanti Shanti Shanti.
-Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP