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Shanti Mantra for Peace - Asato Ma Sadgamaya

Updated: Jan 17, 2022

Asato Ma Sadgamaya is a Shanti mantra for peace. It's taken from Brihadaranyaka Upanishads and it's believed that the recitation of these verses brings inner peace to the chanter.

This is a morning mantra best chanted at sunrise. The best healing crystals to meditate with are Citrine, Jasper and Tiger's Eye as they are all fire stones. Hold on to them or wear them as you chant.

Asato mā sadgamaya

Tamasomā jyotir gamaya

Mrityormāamritam gamaya

Oṁ śhānti śhānti śhāntiḥ

From ignorance, lead me to truth;

From darkness, lead me to light;

From death, lead me to immortality

Om peace, peace, peace


Asat - Unreal, non-existence, untruth, ignorance

Ma - Me

Sat (sad) - Reality, truth,

Gamaya gam - Movement

Gamaya - Move or lead

Tam (tamas) - Darkness, ignorance

Jyoti (jyotir) - Light, clarity, purity

Mrityu (mrityor) - Death

Amrita (amritam) - Deathlessness, ambrosia

Om - Word of creation

Shanti - Peace



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