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Why Om Shanti Chanted Thrice

24 Mar

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You would have noticed that at the end of every Mantra, Pooja and at temples Om Shanti Mantra Om Shanti is chanted thrice.

Om Shanti means May There Be Peace.

Shanti Mantra.Image.jpg Shanti Mantra.

One witnesses disturbances in the world and in one’s Mind body.

Some are due to factors within one’s control and some beyond one.

It is the Hindus way of pacifying these my chanting and thereby attempting to appease  them.

Disturbances/Calamities come from,

Through one’s body,

Through the forces of Nature and

due to past actions and the Will of God.(Stains on the soul as Jains put it)

These three are classified as.

Adi Bhautikam.

Adi Daivikam and

Adiathmikam.

Adhi-daivikam literally means “mental disturbances that come from God”—i.e. things that are utterly beyond our control: hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, tsunamis, etc. We have no control over these types of disturbances. So when we say the first shanti…

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