Our country is like Noah’s Ark. Some of us are religious, some are spiritual only, some do not believe in God at all. But each country we came from have religions of incredible wisdom. Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving through the prayers from four of those religion traditions.
It’s been said that all 84,000 sections of Buddha’s teachings are in “Om Mani Padme Hum.” Originally in Sanskrit, there is no direct translation. It’s also been said that the mantra represents the six realms of existence: generosity, ethics, patience, diligence, renunciation, and wisdom. The mantra is chanted for purification.
The Gayatri is one of the most revered mantras in Hindu. Goddess Gayatri, the Mother of the Vedas, comprises the reality behind the universe.
Aum Bhur Bhuva Svah O thou existence Absolute, Creator of the
Tat Savitur Varenyam three dimensions, we contemplate upon thy
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi divine light.
Dhiyo Yo Naha Prachodayat May He stimulate our intellect and bestow
upon us true knowledge.
Source: swamij.com Translation is by Gyan Rajhans.
In the name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful
All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the words
The All-beneficent, the All-merciful….
This prayer is the beginning of “The Opener,” the first chapter of the Qur’an, a vital component of daily prayers, which faithful Muslims do five times a day.
Praised be You, Adonai our God,
King of the Universe, who has kept
us alive, and has preserved us, and
enabled us to reach this day.
In Judaism, the Shehekyanu is thanksgiving for “Bringing Us to this Day.”
Adopted from the article written by An Crawford in “Science of Mind” March 2011