Prayer for Group Coherence
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Book: Mantrams - Their Significance and Practice
Saha Vîryam Karavâvahai
Tejaswi Nâva Dhita Mastu
Om Sânti Sânti Sântihi
May we be protected together.
May we share and enjoy together.
May we work efficiently together.
Let there be no hindrance
to our enlightenment.
Let not malice prevail.
Let peace be in all the three planes.
This is a “teacher-student” invocation for the mutual benefit, blessings and growth. The benediction is uttered to ensure togetherness in the Path of Light. The unique feature is that “may not malice prevail between us”. The Peace Chant enables the establishment of cordiality and the removal of all ill-feelings. The invocation also spells out clearing the purpose of the Teacher-student relation. It is undoubtedly for the accomplishment of enlightenment.
The teacher is the enlightened One. The student is the seeker of such enlightenment. The student is therefore one whose single objective is enlightenment. To grow in Light is declared as their mutual purpose. For that single purpose, they work together.
The work is defined as the work of goodwill, of service, of welfare to life. Such work gives joy. Such joy is also to be shared together. When the two thus work in Light and for Life, when malice prevails not and peace exists, protection of them is ensured.
Such is the noble invocation, recommended to be uttered by the Goodwill groups, relating to themselves and to their teacher.