In the spirit of exchanging New Year greetings, we wish peace and happiness for all humanity.
Human beings, animals, plants, mountains, rivers, seas and everything visible and non-visible in this shared universe are all inter-connected and inter-dependent to each other. We seek peace and peaceful existence for all.
Peace in all the cosmic environments influences peace in humankind as well.
SHANTI (PEACE) MANTRA
Aum dyauh shantirantariksam,
shanti prthivi, shantirapah,
shantirosadhayah, shanti vanaspatayah,
shantisarvam, shantireva, shant sama, shantiredhi
AUM SHANTI, SHANTI, SHANTI.
Following is a translated version of the peace mantra:
“May peace radiate there in the whole sky as well as in the vast ethereal space everywhere.
May peace reign all over this earth, in water and in all herbs, trees, and creepers.
May peace flow over the whole universe.
May peace be in the Supreme Being Brahman.
And may there always exist in all peace and peace alone.
Aum peace, peace and peace to us and all beings!”
(Translation by Swami Abhedananda, Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, India).
(From the book Hinduism beyond rituals, customs, and traditions)