Perspectives and Affirmations to aid Meditation

Sujatha R
3 min readFeb 10, 2020

A choice of perspectives, words and Mantras that can be used as prayers and affirmations during the silent meditation and Deep Relaxation practise. Words and Mantras From Upanishads and Gita.

A few messages to set the observation perspective.. Observation leads to calming..

Ponder at the Voracious Mind

Drig Drishya Meditation

Chakra Awareness

AFFIRMATIONS

Prasaadam Prasaadam

Brahma Nirvaanam.. Brahma Nirvaanaam

Samadhi.. Samadhi

Shama.. Shama

Dhama.. Dhama

Uparati.. Uparati

Shraddha.. Shraddha

Titikshva.. Titikshva

Samadhanam.. Samadhanam

Mumuksham Mumuksham

Brahma Sparsham.. Brahma Sparsham..

OM.. OM.. OM..

Ommm Ommm Ommm

Ommmm…. Ommmm…. Ommmm….

chid-aakasha..chid-aakasha

amrutasya putram..amrutasya putram

tat-tvam-asi.. tat-tvam-asi

Nishkalam

na cha bhuta sangraham

Amrutasya putri

vishanna vihanga sishu

Shanthi Shanthi Shanthi

Pranayama Mantra

ॐ प्राणस्येदं वशे सर्वं त्रिदिवे यत् प्रतिष्ठितम्
मातेव पुत्रान् रक्षस्व, श्रीश्च प्रज्ञाश्च विदेहि न इति

Prana the vital force pervades in all the three worlds (below the earth, the earth and above the earth). All the activities are directed by prana. To that very prana we request to protect us as a mother protects her children. We also request the prana to simulate our intellect.

For Stimulation — Cyclic Meditation

लये सम्बोधयेत् चित्तम् विक्षिप्तं शमयेत् पुनः
सकशायं विजानीयात् समप्राप्तं न चालयेत्

When the mind gets to a state of drowsiness, stimulate and awaken it; As it starts speeding up and distractions set in, calm it down. Once the equilibrium is achieved, do not let it go. Do this again and again.. - Mandukya Upanishada

For felicity with Guru — Trataka meditation

ॐ सह नाववतु । सह नौ भुनक्तु । सह वीर्यं करवावहै ।
तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै । ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

May he (God) Protect us both (the Teacher and the Student), May he nourish us both, May we work together with energy and not be hostile to each other.

Shanthi Mantra (closing)

ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः । सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः ॥
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा । कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

May All be Happy, May All be Free from Illness. May All see what is Auspicious, May no one Suffer.

Good Morning Elements..

ॐ शं नो मित्रः शं वरुणः ।
शं नो भवत्वर्यमा ।
शं नो इन्द्रो बृहस्पतिः ।
शं नो विष्णुरुरुक्रमः ।
नमो ब्रह्मणे ।
नमस्ते वायो ।
त्वमेव प्रत्यक्षं ब्रह्मासि ।
त्वामेव प्रत्यक्षं ब्रह्म वदिष्यामि ।
ॠतं वदिष्यामि ।
सत्यं वदिष्यामि ।
तन्मामवतु ।
तद्वक्तारमवतु ।
अवतु माम् ।
अवतु वक्तारम् ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

Om, May Mitra be Propitious with Us, May Varuna be Propitious with Us,
May the Honourable Aryama be Propitious with Us,
May Indra and Brihaspati be Propitious with Us,
May Vishnu with Long Strides be Propitious with Us,
Salutations to Brahman,
Salutations to Vayu (the Breath of Purusha),
You Indeed are the Visible Brahman,
I Proclaim, You Indeed are the Visible Brahman,
I Speak about the Divine Truth,
I Speak about the Absolute Truth,
May That Protect Me,
May That Protect the Preceptor,
Protect Me,
Protect the Preceptor,
Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

Wave of Auspiciousness

ॐ भद्रं कर्णेभिः शृणुयाम देवाः ।
भद्रं पश्येमाक्षभिर्यजत्राः ।
स्थिरैरङ्गैस्तुष्टुवागँसस्तनूभिः ।
व्यशेम देवहितं यदायूः ।
स्वस्ति न इन्द्रो वृद्धश्रवाः ।
स्वस्ति नः पूषा विश्ववेदाः ।
स्वस्ति नस्ताक्षर्यो अरिष्टनेमिः ।
स्वस्ति नो वृहस्पतिर्दधातु ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

Aum! O gods, may we hear auspicious words with the ears;
While engaged in yagnas,
May we see auspicious things with the eyes;
While praising the gods with steady limbs,
May we enjoy a life that is beneficial to the gods.
May Indra of ancient fame be auspicious to us;
May the supremely rich (or all-knowing) Pusa (god of the earth)
Be propitious to us;
May Garuda, the destroyer of evil,
Be well disposed towards us;
May Brihaspati ensure our welfare.
Aum! Peace! Peace! Peace!

Patanjali Prayer

योगेन चित्तस्य, पदेन वाचां, मलं शरीरस्य च वैद्यकेन ।
योऽपाकरोत् तं प्रवरं मुनीनां, पतञ्जलिं प्राञ्जलिर् आनतोऽस्मि ॥

I respectfully bow down with folded hands and offer my salutations to Sage Patañjali, the highest among the Munis (sages), who has — presented the remedies for removing the impurities of the Chitta (mind) through his treatise on Yoga, contributed to language through his treatise on grammar (Patanjala Mahabhashya) and healed the impurities of the body through his treatise on Ayurveda

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