The Peace Prayer

48 Peace prayer
What is the true nature of peace? Peace is not simply the absence of war. Peace must exist within us first, then, we can give it to others and create a world of peace.

We live in a time when our lives are disturbed, our environment is polluted, our relationships are distorted by an unnatural living pace. We feel apprehensive even in simple ordinary daily activities because of crime. Our bodies are sick due to unnatural elements in our food and in our environment.We do not know how to look within, how to see what is important, how to culture a natural balance.

There is a simple means to bring all things, within and without, into balance. It is the peace prayer.If we individually or collectively culture the practice of the peace prayer, then many things can be adjusted, within ourselves, and without, in our society.

What is the peace prayer? It is the singing of the Holy Names of God. In all religions and in all scriptures, it is part of our human heritage to chant the names of God. In different traditions,different names of God are used. There may be different types of instruments used, but the idea is still the same: to glorify the Supreme Lord by singing. If we join together and sing the Names of God, then there is a true possibility of world peace. As people of the world, we need to increase this practice—the result will come. At least, we ourselves will begin to know peace. At least, on a smaller scale there will be peace. All things will start to come into adjustment. If enough people participate in the peace prayer, we will bring the world into another era of spiritual co-operation, love, and purity. It will not take a large percentage; even a seemingly insignificant percentage is enough to tip the scales.

The peace prayer can be done in a number of ways. It can be done individually or collectively. It can be done formally or informally. It can be done at any time, and at any place. It can be done using any name of God found in any of the great religious traditions of the world. It can be done using any style of music. It can be done in a temple, a synagogue, a church, or a mosque. It can be done in any setting. Take this idea to heart and express it in your own special way. Share this idea with others.

The mantra we mainly use here is one from the Vedic tradition. The Vedas are the scriptures of India. This mantra is from the Kali Santarana Upanishad. It is: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna KrishnaKrishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. This mantra is known as the great mantra for deliverance. It is solely comprised of the names of God: Hare, Krishna, and Rama.This particular mantra has been given as the prayer for inner union with God through service. It means, “My dear Lord, please engage me in Your service.”

– Radhanath Swami

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  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Amazing! All of us should chant the Peace prayer for our well being and the well being of others.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      True. And that peace prayer is the chanting of Lord’s holy names. Thanks Radhanath Swami.

  • Himanshu Goel

    Real Peace formula

  • anjan

    Thank you Radhanath swami for your very practical solution to the wars that are happening within ourselves and those happening between nations. If we can sincerely follow your instructions, as you said world peace is gauranteed

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      True. We don’t even realize that war is not just outside but within too. Thanks Radhanath Swami.

  • Prashant Kumar

    Amazing Solution to bring peace in a society by chanting the Holy Names of the Lord. Thank you H. H. Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      Chanting the holy name is such a simple solution that anybody and everybody can take part in it. It doesn’t require any expense. Just willingness to consider supremacy of the Lord and pray to him. Thanks Radhanath Swami.

  • anjan

    Wonderful explanation by Radhanath swami. Many thanks for sharing…

  • Sumit

    very instructive article on peace by Radhanath swami.. he has given very subtle definition of peace.. First we need to have peace within then only we will be able to distribute to other..

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      Yes. I loved this definition too. Thanks Rdhanath Swami.

  • Ravi Garg

    Wonderful article……

  • Arabinda

    Holy Names are all!

  • Rajeev

    Nice one, thank you for sharing.

  • nandkishor das

    thank you so much

  • Paramesvara Dasa

    Excellent solution to bring world peace through this peace prayer. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      Hare Krishna Maha mantra consists of only the holy names of the Lord. Lord Himself as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu propagated it. Radhanath Swami chants this mantra in so many beautiful tunes.

  • Sunny Hinduja

    Thankyour for such a nice article!!

  • madhura

    Thank you.

  • biswajit

    Hare Krishna… Radhanath Swami Ki Jai !

  • shailesh

    Thank you Radhanath Maharaj ! Hare Krsna !

  • Aishwarya

    Thanks for sharing this article. A simple yet a profound way to attain peace.

  • Somita

    thanks for sharing this deep understanding behind doing things

  • Prajakta Timbe

    Very nice article.Maharaj always teaches us how to love God and his children.So automaticlly by loving everyone peace and harmony get created.Thank you very much maharaj for your valuable teachings!!

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      True. When we treat every living being as child of God, peace and harmony naturally gets created. thanks Radhanath Swami.

  • shailesh

    Thank you Radhanath Maharaj !

  • A very nice article to obtain peace.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Thanks for sharing it.

  • Jaydeep

    Awesome Article

  • vsk

    Peace must exist within us first, then, we can give it to others and create a world of peace.- wonderful

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      Great statement by Radhanath Swami. I too loved it.