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Om Hrim Namah Shivaya

Devanagari script:

ॐ ह्रीं नमः शिवाय


oṃ hriṃ namah shivāya



oṃ: The eternal source-sound-vibration of creation.

hriṃ: Om and Hrim are Shiva and Shakti - pure undifferentiated consciousness and the infinite creative energy. Hrim is a bija mantra, condensed sound syllable that is said to lift the veil of illusion.

namah/namaha: (Same as "namo") To honor or solute. "All glory to..."

shivāya: "to Shiva," as in "Om, all glory to Shiva." Shiva is "The Auspicious One," the Supreme God, the Destroyer and Transformer, the Lord of the cosmic dance of all creation and destruction.

"Every ending is a new beginning."  ~ Dave Stringer

"Om, I bow to Shiva, the energy of transformation, the Lord of the Subconscious Mind, the thoughts beneath the thoughts beneath the thoughts. I attempt to surrender to that vast fire of change, Shiva, the Lord of Dance, the Lord of Death, the Lord of Time, beyond good and evil, beyond light and dark. Shiva, the eraser that wipes the slate clean so new writing can be written. Shiva, whose dance dissolves the universes so that they can be reborn. Shiva, the exhale... that makes way for the inhale. Creation, preservation, destruction in every millisecond... I fall to my face before you. Please clear away the veils that obscure my vision. 'He who takes away,' please remove all that keeps me from freedom."  ~ Jai Uttal

"I will rise again
Through rain and floods and wind
Knock me down,
and I'll stand up
Oh, I will rise again.

Om Namah Shivaya...

I will see again
Through the darkness where I've been
The clouds will pass
The sun will shine
And I will see again.

Om Namah Shivaya...

I will love again
Broken as I am
Life's too short
to close my heart
Oh, I will love again

Om Namah Shivaya..."  ~ Sean Johnson