This is a hindu (Sarvesham,) Mantra chanted here by Tina Turner. We are used to Tina belting out rock music but her amazing ability to bring life to a Mantra, is the other side of this amazing lady. This particular you tube is unique as we see Tina here chanting the mantra with children who are her backup artists. My thoughts of course, but would it be nice if all children were to learn mantras. How different a world we would create if we taught them the value of chanting. Of course, mantras were hidden for a long time in the East, but as times have gotten darker, I’ve noticed more chants, (Mantras) are released on you tube. Of course The Western version of many ancient mantras is more to our liking. We identify with them as being part of us. Here’s is a little about Mantras and their meaning..
Sanatana Dharma is the original name of what is now popularly called Hindu Dharma. The terms Hindu and Hinduism are said to be a more recent development, while the more accurate term is Sanatana Dharma. It is a code of ethics, a way of living through which one may achieve moksha (enlightenment, liberation). It is the world’s most ancient culture and the socio, spiritual, and religious tradition of almost one billion of the earth’s inhabitants. Sanatana Dharma represents much more than just a religion rather, it provides its followers with an entire worldview, way of life and with a coherent and rational view of reality.
Sarvesham, The translation for this this verse is given below. Though it is of Hinduism it is applicable to all beings including animals.
Om Sarvesham Swasti Bhavatu,
Sarvesham Shantir Bhavatu
Sarvesham Purnam Bhavatu,
Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu Meaning –
May auspiciousness be unto all;
May peace be unto all;
May fullness be unto all;
May prosperity be unto all.
The entire cosmos, with all its gods, planes, and modes of being, is manifested in a certain number of mantras; the universe is sonorous, just as it is chromatic, formal, substantial, etc. A mantra is a ‘symbol’ in it simultaneously the symbolized reality and the symbolizing sign. There is an occult correspondence between the mantra’s mystical letters and syllables (the mairkas, “mothers” and the bijas, “seeds” ) and the subtle energies of the human body on the one hand and, on the other, between those energies and the divine forces “asleep” or manifested in the cosmos. By working on the “symbol,” one awakens all the forces that correspond to it, on all the levels of being.
Between the mantrayana, and tantric iconography; for example, there is perfect correspondence; for each plane and each degree of sanctity has its corresponding image, colour and letter. By meditating on the colour or the mystical sound that represents it, the disciple enters into a particular modality of being, absorbs or incorporates a yogic state, a god, etc.
excerpted from Mircea Eliade, Yoga, Immortality and Freedom.
seed mantras for the chakras
- Root chakra: Red, Center of Physical Vitality, Stability — LAM.
- Seat of the soul: Orange Personal Energy & Sex — VAM.
- Solar plexus: Yellow, Personal Power — RAM.
- Heart: Green, Love, Compassion — YUM.
- Throat: Blue, Creative Consciousness — HUM.
- Third Eye: Violet, Intuition — OM.