A PRAYER FOR ENLIGHTENMENT
May I open my eyes in the morning with the Holy
Name on my lips.
May I see Divinity everywhere and in everyone.
May I never hurt anyone and may I never be
afraid of anyone.
May I be inspired to choose persuasive words,
loving language, creative and positive thoughts
to bring peace and good will throughout the world.
May my meditation deepen so I can draw upon the
Source of all life for healing myself and the world.
May I fall asleep at night with the Holy Name on
my lips, healing my wounds and preparing me
for another day of service.
— From the Invocations to the Upanishads
Translated by Eknath Easwaran
This passage describes the power of the mantram, or Holy Name. The mantram is a short spiritual formula for the highest power we can conceive of — whether we call it God, or the ultimate reality, or the Self within. You don’t need to subscribe to any religion to benefit from the mantram — you simply have to be willing to try it. For a list of mantrams and to learn more about how to use them, see The Mantram Handbook, or visit our Web site at: www.nilgiri.org/mantram
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