Published: 13 June 2022 | Written by Dr. Mohan Swami
Message from Dr. Mohan Swami, President, AHYMSIN
The Asia Sangha, with the blessing of Swami Ritavan Bharati, is initiating a meditation for World Peace on New Moon days commencing June 28, 2022.
The New Moon is when the Sun and Moon and Earth are all aligned; with the Sun and Earth on opposite sides of the Moon.
Swami Veda Bharati initiated the Full Moon meditation in a global scale for us to experience the grace and guidance of the Lineage. He explained that when all sit together at the same time even in different parts of the world, we connect to the Universal Guru Mind. (ref: Ahymsin Publication: 10th March 2009)
The practice of the meditation on the New Moon days will be graced by the use of the Saumya mantra as proposed by Swami Ritavan.
Om Saumyā saumyatarāśeṣa saumyebhyas tvati sundari.
Parāparāṇāṁ paramā tvameva parameśvarī.
Tāre tut tāre ture svāhā.
This mantra was described by Swami Veda Bharati and Swami Ritavan often during their satsangs. It refers to the Divine Mother as Saumya. It is a special mantra which is used to cultivate and develop our personalities into becoming a gentle and soothing individual. Swamiji was an embodiment of this virtue in its perfect sense.
In any mantra recitation, Gurudev Swami Rama always taught us to know and understand the meaning of the word, words or sounds. Only then the recitation has its full effect.
In its first half of the mantra, the word ‘Saumya’ refers to the soma or lunar attributes which are peaceful and kind.
‘Saumyatara’ means more lunar or peaceful than the Moon itself,
‘Ashesha saumyebhyas’ means even more beautiful than all the lunar-like and peaceful forces in the entire Universe.
The second half of the verse describes the Supreme One, ‘Parama’ and all things of the transcendent realities, including the experiences in this world. The Supreme Lady, ‘Parameshvari’, thou art the Supreme, thou alone art the Supreme, who transcends all immanent forces.
This mantra describes the emotional purification and balancing of the three gunas.
Let us, wherever we are in the world, join Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama in this New Moon Meditation for World Peace through the Grace of Swami Veda Bharati and Gurudev.
May all be blessed.
Aum Tat Sat representing the Unmanifest and Absolute Reality.
Saumya-Tara Mantra Recitation by Pandit Priyadarshan (Pierre Lefebvre)