~lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu – bhakti, bhav, maitri and compassion

This beautiful sanskrit chant elegantly embodies maitri (loving kindness) and compassion.  According to Buddhist teachings these qualities are limitless and intrinsic in each of us. Bhakti (devotion) yoga expressed thru singing(chanting)  mantra and cultivating bhav (divine atmosphere) in my experience can begin to unlock the potential we all hold to soften our hearts and move from love and compassion.  Bhav is a direct connection to universal consciousnesses where our blessings that all beings be happy and free from suffering(loving kindness and compassion) can be received and felt by those around the world who are in need.

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

“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.”  translation by Sharon Gannon Jivamukti Yoga

Lokah samastha sukhino bhavantu by Girsh

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