Meditation & Sanskrit Chanting

Emma Henry

Meditation & Sanskrit Chanting

Level
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Style Jivamukti, Meditation
Duration 20 mins

Sanskrit is the language of yoga. We look at the meaning behind the Guru mantra and finish with a led meditation. ‘Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru devo Maheshwara, Guru sakshat, param Brahma, tasmai shri guravay namah.’ Our creation is that guru (Brahma-the force of creation); the duration of our lives is that guru (Vishnu-the force of preservation); our trials, tribulations, illnesses, calamities and the death of the body is that guru (devo Maheshwara-the force of destruction or transformation). There is a guru nearby (Guru Sakshat) and a guru that is beyond the beyond (param Brahma). I make my offering (tasmai) to the beautiful (shri) remover of my darkness, my ignorance; (Guru) it is to you I bow and lay down my life (namah).

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