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Prayer from Chandogya Upanishad

आप्यायन्तु ममाङ्गानि वाक् प्राणश्चक्षुः श्रोत्र-मथो बलमिन्द्रियाणि च सर्वाणि । 
सर्वम् ब्रह्मोपनिशदम् । 
माहं ब्रह्म निराकुर्याम् ।
मा मा ब्रह्म निराकरोत् ।
अनिराकरणमस्त्वनिराकरणंमेऽस्तु ।
तदात्मनि निरते य उपनिशत्सु धर्मास्ते मयि सन्तु ते मयि सन्तु ॥

ॐ शन्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

Hymn as Romanized text


ApyAyantu mamA~ggAni vAk prANashchakShuH shrotra-matho balamindriyANi cha sarvANi | 
sarvam brahmopanishadam | 
mAhaM brahma nirAkuryAm |
mA mA brahma nirAkarot |
anirAkaraNamastvanirAkaraNaMme&stu |
tadAtmani nirate ya upanishatsu dharmAste mayi santu te mayi santu ||

Om shantiH shAntiH shAntiH ||


Meaning of the Prayer Hymn:

May all my limbs - speach, breathe, eyes, ears and other instruments - stay strong and fulfilled!
May them all be acting at the words of God!
May God not neglect me!
May I not neglect God!
May there not be neglect! May there not be neglect in me!!
May the dharma of the teachings of God, which delights the soul, reside in me!
May they reside in me!


1. upanishad - Teachings revealed to the close one. 
2. brahmopanishadam - God, Who is the closest to the soul, guides it. 
3. When one realizes God and gets liberated from all other mean things,
only the company of God matters. All that needs to be sought then is
the uniterrupted companionship with God in which the soul never looks away
from God and God never ceases to keep giving Bliss to the soul.
May that companionship be forever!! At that stage for the jeevan-mukta
all the limbs act at the words of God, not by the soul's desires.
4. c.f. எனதுரை தனதுரையாக


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