Prayer for Peace

Released 2016

Written and Arranged by Charleene Closshey
Spoken Word by Charleene Closshey
Mixed by Cody James
© 2009

Featuring the Shanti Mantra and wisdom from across the globe

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me. (Christian Hymn)

Remember, peace is not God’s gift to his creatures. Peace is our gift to each other. (Elie Wiesel)

In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it. (Marianne Williamson)

Love is the beginning of the journey, its end, and the journey itself.
It takes no effort to love. (Deepak Chopra)

Love.

Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations. (Paramahansa Yoganandya)

As the bee takes the essence of the flower and flies without destroying its beauty and perfume, so wander in this life. (The Dhammapada)

Let my soul smile through my heart, and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. (Paramahansa Yoganandya)

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.

SHANTI MANTRA (from the Aitareya Upanishad)

Om.
Vangme manasi pratisthita mano me vaco pratisthitam avir avir ma edhi.
Vedasya ma aniisthah srutam me ma prahasir anenadhitenahoratran samdadhami Rtam vadisyami
satyam vadisyami tandem avatu tadvaktaram avatu avatu mam avatu vaktaram avatu vaktaram.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.

English Transliteration:

“May my speech be well established in my mind and my mind be well established in my speech. God, may you be fully revealed to me. You are the pillar of wisdom. May it not fail me. By this study day and night I comprehend wholeness.

May I speak the truth. May I speak the reality. May that provide guidance for me. May that protect the speaker. May that nourish me. May that protect the speaker. May that protect the speaker.

Peace. Peace. Peace.”


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