Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Lord's Prayer in the Language of India

Brother John Martin Sahajananda, abbot of the Shantivanam Ashram in India, offers a version of the Lord's Prayer in the language of the Indian sages. Below is the Lord's prayer as traditionally understood in English, with Brother Martin's Indian interpretation of each phrase in parentheses.


Our Father in heaven (the Source of our being)

Holy be your name (lead us from unholiness to holiness)

Your kingdom come (from fragmentation to wholeness)

Your will be done on earth as in heaven (from conflict to harmony)

Give us this day our daily bread (from time to eternity)

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us (from sin to grace)

Do not bring us to the test (from duality to unity)

But deliver from evil (from darkness to light)

- from Brother John Martin's book, You are the Light! Rediscovering the Eastern Jesus


For more on Brother John Martin, see this link:
Who is Brother John Martin Sahajananda? 

For more of Brother John Martin's teachings, see this link:
Monastic Interreligious Dialog- Brother John Martin Sahajananda

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