Repeat these Sanskrit mantras for more peace inside and out. Use them in your meditations or whenever you need them.
You don’t need to be grateful for why or how you hurt, but you can learn to be grateful for the paths you choose to walk down now.
Sanskrit & Mantras
Mantras are words or sounds with deep meaning.
Sanskrit is an ancient, sacred language of Hinduism and is often used in Buddhist hymns and chants. Dubbed as the perfect language by some linguists, Sanskrit lies at the heart of many mantras used for meditation.
In Sanskrit, mantra means a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, or a syllable, word, or group of words believed to have psychological and spiritual power.
Repeat these Sanskrit mantras, out loud or silently to yourself in your meditation or whenever you need them.
(Please note that my pronunciations are listed out to the best of my ability. I hope they help.)
7 Meaningful Sanskrit Mantras to Inspire Gratitude
1. Dhanya Vad: I feel gratitude.
When I'm grateful, I find grace. By looking for the blessings in my life, I open up a space of light in every experience; I open up the path for grace to flow. I make room in the middle of everything for gratitude.
When you feel stressed, practice breathing into your blessings until you're so full of gratitude that there's no room for anything else.
2. Ananda Hum: I am bliss.
When I gladden my heart, I awaken the energy of gratitude. This energy uplifts and expands me. By opening my heart, I can feel gratitude deeply. Gratitude shifts the moment by shifting me. Nothing around me changes; I change.
True gratitude comes from knowing that you belong in the infinite dance of life.
3. Kritajna Hum: I am gratitude.
My true self is always grateful. I am connected with everything else in the universe. I am like an ocean -- the deeper I go within, the more I connect with the stillness of my true self.
Gratitude is the beacon that guides me to that place where meaning, truth, and love exists.
Gratitude connects you to the joy that's hidden in plain view, patiently waiting to be seen.
4. Samprati Hum: The present moment is my true self.
I don't need more to be complete; I am whole right now. I don't need this moment to be anything other than what it is; it is enough right now. I can trust myself by looking within for what I seek.
By being here, and being grateful now, I feel truly alive in the present moment. I can appreciate the joy of simply being here.
If something feels missing in your life, it might be YOU. Your presence is your power.
5. Prani Dhana: My individuality expands to universality.
Grace dissolves the resistance and obstacles in my life.
I practice gratitude so I can remove the blocks to joy. This practice expands my perspective because I realize I am not an island. I'm reminded to step back, to gently think again, and to take a fresh look at the situation I’m struggling with.
6. Namaste: I recognize my true essence in every soul I meet.
Gratitude flows in a loving relationship, and it expands that relationship. When I forgive petty differences, I am receiving the love that I am giving. When I thank or appreciate another, I experience the same biochemical changes and healing effects as the person I’m thanking.
Rather than try to change anything about a person, I'm grateful for who they are, as they are. I accept and dissolve the differences that separate us.
What unites us is more important and more real than what divides us.
7. Karuna Hum: I am compassion.
When I have no judgment, I see everyone with kindness. I choose compassion over judgment, and by doing this, I become a conduit for peace, understanding, and happiness. I don't condemn. I do love.
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Which of these Sanskrit mantras do you need in your life right now?
Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I’d love to know!
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