Santi Mantram :
Discussion-6. No peace-invocation concludes without thrice repeating or invoking "Santhi".
The three repetitions are, if it is explained by the Acharya-s, addressed to the three groups in which all the probable obstacles in the study of the scriptures can be classified.
They are the God-sent ( Adhi-daivika ), such as Lightening, thunder, or phenominal
(Adhi-bhautika) such as fires, floods, and landslides, etc.; or purely subjective (Adhyatmaika)
such as inertia, lack of faith, insincerity and such others that arise from our own negativities.
We shall everyday open the discourses with the chanting of invocation, and when we come to the thrice - repeated peace prayer, we too shall sincerely pray that our co-operative effort at the study may not be obstructed by any force belonging to any of the three groups.
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