Sunday, December 25, 2011

Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu

I wish Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all blogger friends from all over the World.  I take this opportunity to discuss about a vedic shloka (verse) which is sung at the end of all Hindu rituals and prayers. Om lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu.This shloka is very close to my heart and I never miss to invocate this verse at the end of my daily prayer. The literary meaning of this verse is "May all the beings in all the worlds become happy and peace there everywhere", it may look very simple but the concept behind this invocation is very significant looking at the complexity of our Universe. Our ancestors ( Rishis & munis) were very knowledgeable in all aspects and they proved what Lord Sri Krishna said in the holy Bhagavad-Gita,  that is Jnana (knowledge) is supreme. Though it is always true that energy can neither be created nor be destroyed, our Rishis and munish developed a strong additional energy field by developing a positive mindset and performing vedic rituals. They used shlokas as positive affirmations, were able to manifest and achieve positive changes in the universe. The best example is the creation of a new world by Vishwamitra Mahrashi by his mental power which is mentioned in one of our epics. The knowledge gathered by rishis through their spiritual activities made them to realize that the entire creation is one entity. They realized that in a family only one member cannot be happy if others are not so and they applied this theory to each and every component of this creation. Negative energy created in one part of the world is going to affect other parts also. Since ignorant people are bound to produce negative energy, our rishis came out with sustainable solutions to nullify it through daily rituals like, Yajna, yaga, homa, paryers with positive affirmations etc. The importance of environment protection is emphasized in all our rituals and even in Bhagavad-Gita Lord himself talked at it. I have bloged about saving this earth through Indian rituals and routines in my older posts like we-will-save-earth. The invocation of the shloka Om lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu is aimed at keeping the whole creation of God in a healthy condition and I think chanting it by millions of people with positive frame of mind is going to do so. It is also time to pray Lord Jesus to make us knowledgeable. Lord Jesus showed mercy on us and showed the importance of scarifies by example.