OM ASATOMA SATGAMAYA
TAMASOMA JYOTIR GAMAYA
MRITYORMA AMRITAM GAMAYA
From ignorance, lead me to truth;
From darkness, lead me to light;
From death, lead me to immortality
ASAT > Unreal, Non-existence, Untruth, Ignorance
MA > Me
SAT > Reality, Truth,
GAMAYA > Move, Lead
TAM > Darkness, Ignorance
JYOTI > Light, Clarity, Purity
MRITYOR > Death
Amrita > Deathlessness, Ambrosia
Mantras help the mind become one minded through the combination of memorization and discipline. The repetitive nature of chanting helps us work through what needs to be worked through and ultimately healed. Eventually, we move to a more subtle practice, effortlessly guiding our attention inward, where conscious effort coupled with heightened awareness enables the mantra to arise internally, symbolizing the realization of our true self.
There are many definitions and translations for one mantra, but the true definition, the true meaning is revealed and created within the individual through their own experience and awakening.