Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya

Rig Veda

ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय । Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya |
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय । Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya |
मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय । Mrtyor-Maa Amrtam Gamaya |
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

Meaning:
1: Om, (O Lord) Keep me not in the Unreality (of the bondage of the Phenomenal World), but lead me towards the Reality (of the Eternal Self),
2: (O Lord) Keep me not in the Darkness (of Ignorance), but lead me towards the Light (of Spiritual Knowledge),
3: (O Lord) Keep me not in the (Fear of) Death (due to the bondage of the Mortal World), but lead me towards the Immortality (gained by the Knowledge of the Immortal Self beyond Death),
4: Om, (May there be) Peace, Peace, Peace (at the three levels – Adidaivika, Adibhautika, and Adhyatmika).

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