Hari Om all!
Please take a few minutes of silent meditation, relaxing the body and quietening the mind before the teaching.
I am happy to yeild the teacher's podium this week to our guest speaker, a great Vedantic master and my own teacher, Swami Chinmayananda. Here is a video of him explaining the shanti mantra.
Bhadram Karnebhih shrunuyama devah
bhadram pashye maakshabhir yajatrah
sthirair angaih tushtubaam sastanubhih
vyashema devahitam yadayuh
swasti na indro vriddhashravaah
swasti nah poosha vishwavedaah
swasti nastarkshyo arishtanemih
swasti no brhaspatir dadhaatu
I give you, my own beloved Gurudev, Swami Chinmayananda: