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Affirmation Profile: Positive Affirmation #7763

“Om bhur bhuva swaha, tat savitur varenyam, bhargo devasya dhimahi, dhiyo yonah prachodyat”

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samcham7
4 posts
2008-11-02

For the meaning of the mantra see http://wahiduddin.net/mantra/gayatri.htm

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dharmadude
15 posts
2009-02-26

I was about to add this affirmation, having used the Gâyatrî Mantra as part of my practice for 29 years now, and I saw that you’d already added it! So thank you! And I’ll look forward to sharing along the journey!

Namasté!

  • dharmacharya gurudas śunyatananda http://dharmadudeunplugged.com
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best78
82 posts
2009-02-27

Ive just looked on the website and the translation reads like an easten version of the lords prayer. which faith does it come from?

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dharmadude
15 posts
2009-02-27

In response to best78’s comment:

It’s originally from the Hindu “Rig Veda”.

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dharmadude
15 posts
2009-02-27

In response to best78’s comment:

Since most of the New Testament stories and text are repackaged and modified versions of myths that existed about 5,000 years prior to the time of Rabbi Issa (Jesus the Nazarene), it is not unthinkable that the Aramaic version (original language of the spoken tradition, which predates the Greek or Latin scriptures by 100 years) was “lifted” from the Hindu mythos, just like the whole “son of god” myth, crucifixion, resurrection, etc. was “borrowed” from the Egyptians, Persians, and Hindus.

The Aramaic text of the Lord’s Prayer (in case you haven’t seen a copy) is based on the Jewish formulary for prayer that was part of the culture of Jesus’ time. It contains the three principle elements of Jewish prayer: praise, petition and yearning for the Commonwealth of God. It is actually a prayer in which we find a salutation and seven petitions.

Translated directly from the Aramaic language Jesus spoke, Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz of the Sufi Order of the West sheds new light on the more profound and relevant meaning of these petitions and praises, making it a truly timeless and post-denominational prayer:

O, Birther of the Cosmos, focus your light within us — make it useful

Create your reign of unity now

Your one desire then acts with ours,

As in all light,

So in all forms,

Grant us what we need each day in bread and insight:

Loose the cords of mistakes binding us,

As we release the strands we hold of other’s guilt.

Don’t let surface things delude us,

But free us from what holds us back.

From you is born all ruling will,

The power and the life to do,

The song that beautifies all,

From age to age it renews.

I affirm this with my whole being.

Namasté!

  • dharmacharya gurudas śunyatananda http://dharmadudeunplugged.com
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samcham7
4 posts
2009-02-27

Namaste Dharmadude and best78,

Thanks for your comments and discussion of this affirmation. It is good to know that others on this site are using it.

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