A Sunday morning mantra for peace

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A couple of yoga friends came to visit on a recent Sunday morning, and our conversation turned to mantra and chanting. Almost spontaneously, we recited some verses that I knew by sound, but whose origins and meaning I had never learned: Aum (OM) asato mā sad-gamaya tamaso mā jyotir-gamaya mṛtyormā’ mṛtaṁ-gamaya Aum śāntiḥ, śāntiḥ, śāntiḥ […]