Shanti path can be understood in two ways. It is the mantra for peace and prosperity, which is chanted at the end of every prayer and yogic practice. It is chanted to infuse the body and mind with positive feelings and vibrations. It also helps to remind the psychic personality, which is influenced by the vibrations of a spiritual goal and aim.
In Yoga, the human being is described as a spiritual being and the mental form is visualized in the form of a body. The atma, the spiritual body interacts in form of vibrations. Mantras influence and awaken the psychic vibratory field. It is not necessary to understand them. However by chanting and repeating a mantra, some form of internal change is brought about.
Each mantra awakens a particular center, not a chakra. Apart from the chakras, there are many psychic centers around the petals, and these are stimulated by the Bija mantras, which induce a change in the total performance of the chakra. So the chanting of shanti path at the end of the kirtan, satsang, or yogic practice, some changes occur. There are vibrations in the atmosphere around and within the body, in the mind, in the structure of emotions and spirit.
The meaning of Shanti path is:
Lead me from the unreal to the real,
Darkness to light,
From death to immortality,
May there be happiness, peace,
Well-being and contentment everywhere.
As explained by Swami Niranjananda Saraswati.
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