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We Need Tina Turner Singing The ‘Peace Mantra’ Right Now More Than We Know

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There are times when helplessness and despair are the overarching themes of our existence. We’ve wanted to share this wonderful “Peace Mantra” recording from Tina Turner, and now seems like a good time (we’ve seen others sharing it around lately, too). Many might already find the music from the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll powerhouse to be nothing short of spiritual in its own right, but Turner’s strong and soulful voice really lends itself to this rendition of “Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu” from 2011’s Children Beyond album.

As strange as it may seem at first to hear the “Proud Mary” singer take a turn at singing mantras, it’s not so surprising when you consider that she’s been a longtime buddhist, first introduced to Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism in the early 70s which she credits for helping her get through difficult times.

Tragic events at home and around the world may have recently rendered you feeling a full range of emotions. Amid the chaos, it’s hard to know how we can personally respond. This may be just one tiny way to send positivity out into the world, but it’s one more thing we can do to combat the violence and hate, or at the very least, bring a sense of inner peace we all need. Thanks, Tina.

Mantra:

Om Om Om
Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu
Sarvesham Shantir Bhavatu
Sarvesham Poornam Bhavatu
Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu
Om, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

General translation:

“May well-being, peace, wholeness and tranquility, happiness and prosperity be achieved by all.”

A more direct translation would be:

Sarvesham Svasti Bhavatu
May auspiciousness be unto all.
Sarvesham Svasti Bhavatu
May auspiciousness be unto all.
Sarvesham Santir Bhavatu
May Peace be unto all.
Sarvesham Purnam Bhavatu
May fullness be unto all.
Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu
May prosperity be unto all.
Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
May all be happy.
Sarve Santu Niramayah
May all be free from disabilities.

The Children Beyond album also features Regula Curti and Dechen Shak-Dagsay with 30 children from around the world singing prayers and mantras from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam and Sikhism. You can listen to the whole album below.

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