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Humanity Chant

Kamini Natarajan October 1, 2015

11. Humanity

Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu is Eleventh track in Chants for Meditation.  This mantra is often chanted towards the end of a yoga/kirtan session. We named this track Humanity  as this Mantra translates into “May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.” This is a chant that we should listen to  every day. It reminds us that humanity lies in our relationships with all beings and things should be mutually beneficial.
Humanity Chant:Chants for Meditation

Humanity Chant:Chants for Meditation

This is the mantra of Jivamukti Yoga, chanted in almost every class. By giving voice to it, the intention is to create a world that is harmonious and peaceful. Dedicate your yoga practice to seeing this reality manifest. This mantra inspires to perform actions that benefit all beings, human and non-human alike.

When we practice yoga asana, we practice taking the seat of others. We practice being the moon, the warrior, the dog, the cow, the cobra, and the trees. We take their form and connect with their essence. With time and practice, we begin to develop empathy for all beings and realize that we are not different from each other after all. We learn that all beings share the desire for happiness and freedom.

Lokah:  The location of all universes existing at this moment
Samastah: All beings living in this location
Sukhino: In happiness, joy and free from all suffering
Bhav: The divine mood or state of union
Antu: May it be so
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