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Shiva Sankalpa Prayer

That which travels far while one is awake,

That which also similarly goes far while one is asleep,
May that far-reaching one light of many lights,
May that, my mind, be filled with beautiful and benevolent resolves.
That with which all the wise men perform their actions
And the sacrificers perform their priestly duties and worship,
That which is the unique, mysterious personality hidden within all beings,
May that, my mind, be filled with beautiful and benevolent resolves.

That which is the absolute knowledge, that which is the reservoir of the mind-stuff,
That which is memory, and steadfastness and sustenance, that which is the light hidden within beings, that without which no action is performed,
May that, my mind, be filled with beautiful and benevolent resolves.

That Immortal One by which all the past, present, future,
All of this world is held, that by which — through which the sacrifice of the seven priests is extended and performed,
May that, my mind, be filled with beautiful and benevolent resolves.

That in which the three Vedas: Rig (Knowledge), Yajas (Action), Sama (Realization)
The three branches of Wisdom are held as spokes in the hub (of the wheel),
That in which the mind-stuff of all living beings is woven and interwoven,
May that, my mind, be filled with beautiful and benevolent resolves.

Like a good charioteer controls the horses and leads them on the right path
Frequently, holding the reins fast, controlling them though they be speedy,
So the mind controls the senses, this which has its seat in the heart,
Ever moving, the speediest of the forces.
May that, my mind, be filled with beautiful and benevolent resolves.

 

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Swami Veda’s translation is from the 1970's and 1980's when the Shiva Sankalpa Prayer was recited as part of the evening prayers.

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