Anuradapura, Sri Lanka


Vedic Astrology and Gems

In Vedic astrology it indicates that gems affect the human body, giving either negative or positive effects. Every gem has the power to absorb the radiation emitted by a particular planet. Therefore, in order to receive its benefits, the gem pertaining to the particular planet should be worn. The native should avoid the use of gems related to malefic planets in the horoscope. It is always advisable to use the gem which is related to the strongest planet of your horoscope. This holds true even during the Mahadasa and Antardasa of the malefic planet. According to the above principles, the selection and timing of the gem is decided. Astrologically they have the potential to increase the strength of a particular a planet. They are generally worn for health, wealth, power and popularity.

From times immemorial, gems have been used by royalties, nobles and women to adorn themselves. Normally, depending on the birth chart, a gem is suggested to be worn for increasing wealth, power and popularity apart from averting diseases. In ancient times, Kings used to collect the best of gems (Kohinoor etc.) to protect themselves from bad evils to stay in power and also for increasing longevity.

The rationale and purpose of gems would depend on the characteristics, colour and vibrations of planets as most of the major important gems stand attributed to one of the Planets/Nakshatra. Colour of the gems also play a major role and influence the native and others who see the gemmed ring on the finger of the native.

PLANETARY GEMOLOGY: (Ratna-vijnana or Ratna-para-vidya) Ancient Vedic science of the relationship between 9 (categories of) GEMS and 9 (categories of ) PLANETS recognized as most important in sidereal astrology and ayurveda. Based on the "Navaratna" philosophy of Vedic birthstones.

Thus planetary gemmology is an ancient healing and protective art that can be used to one's advantage with the help of a Vedic astrologer.

PLANETARY GEMOLOGIST (PG): A practitioner who is BOTH a "certified" Gemologist as well as being a "Planetary Gem Advisor" (PGA) qualified to determine gem choosing based on Jyotish (Vedic Astrology).

The effects gems will have depends on the nature of their Planet lord’s attitude or placement in each individual horoscope. There are two types of planets in every horoscope, viz., ANUKUL-GRAHA or favorable planets, and PRATIKUL-GRAHA or unfavorable planets. Gems will act accordingly. If (for example) Surya (Sun) is well-placed in your horoscope then Sun's gem, ruby, will also act well; but if Sun is ill-placed in your chart then the Sun's gem will also be unfavorable.

See below for a list of all natural gems and their associated planets:

Gems are prescribed according to which planets need strengthening. The following chart shows which gems relate to the various planets. (Rahu and Ketu are the moon's north and south nodes.)
For each planet, the primary stone is listed first. Secondary stones can also be used, but the primary stones are preferred.

1) RUBY, Red spinel, red garnet and red tourmaline (rubellite) are ruled by the Sun;
2) NATURAL PEARL, Moonstone, white coral and natural (death) ivory are ruled by the Moon;
3) RED CORAL, Carnelian and all-red bloodstone are ruled by Mars
4) EMERALD, Tsavorite, green tourmaline, diopside, peridot and jade are ruled by Mercury;
5) YELLOW SAPPHIRE, Yellow topaz, yellow beryl (heliodor), and yellow tourmaline are ruled by Jupiter;
6) DIAMOND, White (colorless) sapphire, white topaz, zircon and colorless quartz are ruled by Venus;
7) BLUE SAPPHIRE, blue spinel, indicolite (blue tourmaline), iolite and amethyst are ruled by Saturn;
8) HESSONITE, Orange zircon, spessartite, malaya, and other orange garnets are ruled by Rahu;
9) CHRYSOBERYL CAT'S EYE, Beryl, apatite, fibrolite, and tourmaline cat's eyes are ruled by Ketu;

How can I find a good Gem ?

Since I am a full time practising Vedic Astrologer who is also qualified as a Certified Gemmologist and a Planetary Gemmologist, many of my clients have being asking me about the quality of Gems that they should buy and from where to buy.

Knowing the vast selection of Gems available in the market it will be very hard for an ordinary person to find a good natural Gem unless they get a referral to someone who has virtues and talents in multiple areas. Such a gem dealer must first be totally honest and reliable. Honesty and reliability is very important as it is hard to identify a good quality Gem because today the market is flooded with imitations and man-made Gems (synthetics).

Therefore, if you are looking for a good quality Gem, I wish to recommend Kenneth at Classic Gems. He is a Gemmologist who has being in the international gem trade for the last 25 years. He has access to super quality Gems direct from Gem mining towns in Sri Lanka. Contact him if you are looking for a wonderful Gem. I am sure he will be very helpful to you.

Kenneth Gunathilaka
Classic Gems
Tel: 0423 514 574

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Sun (Surya)

Influence of Ruby / red spinel

  • If Sun is well placed in your horoscope the influence will be toward: Nobility, dignity, power, leadership, confidence, one will be well-read, pious, strong, compassionate and untroubled.
  • If Sun is ill placed in your horoscope the influence will be toward: No self esteem, no energy, no confidence, bucking authority, contrary results may be expected.
Ruby / red spinel


Moon ( Chandra)

Influence of (natural) Pearl / moonstone

  • If Moon is well placed in your horoscope the influence will be toward: Good sensitivity, good habits, stability, health, one will be wealthy, industrious and respected.
  • If Moon is ill placed in your horoscope the influence will be toward: Over reacting, depressed, overly sensitive, stressed, contrary results may be expected.
Pearl / moonstone


Mars ( Mangal)

Influence of Red Coral / red carnelian

  • If Mars is well placed in your horoscope the influence will be toward: Positive energy, strength, courage, passion, active, one has great energy, is learned, well-known and regal.
  • If Mars is ill placed in your horoscope the influence will be toward: Anger, irritable, over reactive, impatience, aggression, one becomes prone to boils (due to impure blood), unstable blood pressure, anemia, and violence.
Red Coral / red carnelian


Mercury (Buddha)

Influence of Emerald / tsavorite

  • If Mercury is well placed in your horoscope the influence will be toward: Rational, witty, skill, dexterity, worldly-brains, one will be educated, happy, fortunate and highly respected.
  • If Mercury is ill placed in your horoscope the influence will be toward: Aloof, lack of concentration, difficulty with communications, slow, one becomes prone to speech and hearing impediments, deceptive behavior, and lack of vitality.
Emerald / tsavorite


Jupiter (Brahaspathi)

Influence of Yellow Sapphire / yellow topaz

  • If Jupiter is well placed in your horoscope the influence will be toward:: Humanitarian, caring, spiritual, optimism, faith, good judgment, one will be a leader of men, powerful, respected, although susceptible to anger.
  • If Jupiter is ill-placed in your horoscope the influence will be toward: Greedy, uncaring, selfishness, too pragmatic, negative outlook, personal unhappiness, egotism, sloth, and legal problems.
Yellow Sapphire / yellow topaz


Venus (Shukra)

Influence of Diamond / colorless quartz

  • If Venus is well placed in your horoscope the influence will be toward: Attractiveness, refinement, grace, elegance, smooth, one will be humanitarian, long-lived and possess many good qualities.
  • If Venus is ill placed in your horoscope the influence will be toward: Vanity, lewdness, sensual corruption, lack of taste and refinement, one becomes vulnerable to loss of libido, impotence and sterility, venereal (lit. of Venus) complaints, and rapid aging.
Diamond / colorless quartz


Saturn ( Shani)

Influence of Blue Sapphire / indicolite (sapphire-blue tourmaline)

  • If Saturn is well placed in your horoscope the influence will be toward: Discipline, responsibility, realism, durability, humility, one will be long-lived, charitable, lavish, proficient and an affectionate mate.
  • If Saturn is ill placed in your horoscope the influence will be toward: Depression, anxiety, fear, loneliness, disappointment, one becomes vulnerable to headaches, neuralgia, and other disorders of the nervous system, as well as epilepsy, stupidity, and fainting.
Blue Sapphire / indicolite (sapphire-blue tourmaline)


Rahu ( Moon’s North Node)

Influence of Hessonite / orange zircon

  • If Rahu is well placed in your horoscope the influence will be toward: Originality, inspiration, insight, uniqueness, exotic, wealthy and fortunate.
  • If Rahu is ill placed in your horoscope the influence will be toward: Mental disease, addiction, illusion, volatile-nature, trouble, a tendency to suffer from fear of supernatural phenomena and suicidal impulses.
Hessonite / orange zircon


Ketu ( Moon’s South node)

Influence of Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye / fibrolite catís eye

  • If Ketu is well placed in your horoscope the influence will be toward: Spiritualism, intuition, universality, subtleness, sensitivity, one will be wealthy and protected from evil.
  • If Ketu is ill placed in your horoscope the influence will be toward: Eccentricity, explosiveness, fanaticism, emotional problems, one becomes prone to fatal diseases of a mysterious nature as well as compulsive gambling.
Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye / fibrolite catís eye


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Aries Ascendant:-

Benefics - Sun, Moon and Jupiter
Ruby - Child's education, income.
White Pearl - Happiness in family, vehicle, landed property.
Pukhraj - Foreign travel, Good fortune, religious activities.
If the benefic gems are used together they will definitely give upliftment.

Taurus Ascendant:-

Benefics - Mercury and Venus
Neutral - Sun
Yoga Karaka - Saturn
Emerald - Accumulation of wealth, family happiness.
Sapphire - Income, fortune, Govt. jobs.
Ruby - Landed property, vehicle, brothers if Sun is in benefic house or conjunct with a benefic planet in the horoscope.
Diamond - beauty, artistic talent, luxury.

Gemini Ascendant:-

Neutral - Sun, Moon
Param Yog Karak - Mercury
Emerald - Confidence, attractive personality, family happiness.
White Pearl - Treasure, melodious voice, family happiness.
Pukhraj - Success in business, marital bliss if Jupiter is placed in benefic house or conjunct with a benefic planet or is in own Varga.


Cancer Ascendant:-

Benefic - Moon, Jupiter
Param Yog Karak - Mars.
White Pearl - Good health, good position in society.
Red Coral - Progress in profession, power, luxuries.
Pukhraj - Victory over enemies, foreign travels, fortune, good health.
To get benefic effects of Moon and Jupiter, use Pearl and Pukhraj together.

Leo Ascendant:-

Benefit - Sun
Neutral - Venus
Param Yog Karak - Mars
Ruby - Mental peace, health, self-confidence.
Red Coral - Family happiness, foreign travels,landed property, religious pursuits.
Diamond - Professional success, Govt. job if Venus is in benefic Varga.


Virgo Ascendant:-

Benefic - Venus
Neutral - Moon
Param Yog Karak - Mercury
Emerald - Professional success, Govt. honours, health.
Diamond - Melodious voice, family happiness, religious journeys, foreign travels, wealth.
Emerald and Diamond used together are very beneficial.

Libra Ascendant:-

Benefic - Moon, Venus
Para Yog Karak - Saturn
Blue Sapphire - Prosperity, education, children.
White Pearl - Professional success, Govt. jobs, luxuries.
Diamond - Self-confidence, attractive personality, good health if Venus is placed in benefic house, aspected by a benefic planet or is in own Varga.

Scorpio Ascendant:-

Benefic - Moon, Jupiter
Param Yog Karak - Sun
Ruby - Pilgrimage, Govt. favours, profession.
Red Coral - Good health, victory over enemies, happiness, intelligence.

Hessonite Garnet
Hessonite Garnet

Sagittarius Ascendant:-

Benefic- Sun
Neutral - Mercury
Param Yog Karak - Jupiter
Ruby - Fortune, foreign travels, pilgrimage.
Emerald - Increasing professional success, marital bliss, daily income if Mercury is placed in own house, exalted or in own Varga.

Capricorn Ascendant:-

Benefic - Saturn
Neutral - Mercury
Param Yog Karak - Venus
Blue Sapphire - Jewels, happiness, health.
Diamond - Professional success, intellectual strength, children, Govt. favours.
Blue Sapphire and Diamond should be used together for financial gain, luxurious life and children.

Blue Sapphire
Blue Sapphire

Aquarius Ascendant:-

Benefic - Mars
Neutral - Moon
Para Yog Karak - Venus
Diamonds - Marriage, financial gains, fortune mental peace, vehicle, foreign travel.
Red Coral - Professional success, brothers and sisters, happiness, Govt. favours, if Mars is placed in benefic house, aspected by benefic planet or placed in benefic Varga.

Pisces Ascendant:-

Benefic - Moon
Neutral - Mars
Param Yog Karak - Jupiter
Pukhraj - Enhances beauty, personality, Govt. jobs, profession.
White Pearl - Happiness from children, education.
Red Coral - Treasure, foreign travels, jewels, melodious voice if Mars is placed in benefic house, assented by benefic planet and placed in benefic Varga.

Thus planetary gemmology is an ancient healing and protective art that can be used to one's advantage with the help of a Vedic astrologer.

Gems are prescribed according to which planets need strengthening. The following chart shows which gems relate to the various planets. (Rahu and Ketu are the moon's north and south nodes.)
For each planet, the primary stone is listed first. Secondary stones can also be used, but the primary stones are preferred.


spiritual master
Spiritual Master



Chanting, or Mantra is more than just
the Spiritual act of singing or praying.
It is also mental and physical discipline.
Besides being devotional,
chanting excercises both the
Nervous System and the Body.
Articulation of the words,
Control of the breath,
and perfection of the posture,
are all essential parts of the practice.
The beneficial effects of various specific kinds
of self-vibration, cannot be underestimated.
Nor can the oxygenation that occurs,
be overlooked or under-valued.
Chant with your heart open, and mind alert!
Chant with gleeful Spirit.
Feel the vibration throughout your body.
Notice how it transforms your state of being.



What is MANTRA

omThe word mantra comes from the Sanskrit word manatrana that means advice or suggestion. Whether it is one word or a string of words, a mantra is a sound pattern with meaning and also frequencies that have energy of their own.

Mantra is a divine combination of divine syllables or sounds which when chanted with devotion, faith and emotion gravitate the concerned God or Goddess or deity and secure their divine blessings. For divine help one must link with divine forces but majority of humans are unaware of these forces and have no link whatsoever. But when an individual starts chanting Mantra related to a particular deity regularly the gap between him and the concerned divine force steadily decreases. By regular use of Mantra a subtle link is formed and through this one could then obtain any desired boon within the power of the deity. One could obtain wealth, prosperity, fame, fearlessness, success and spiritual upliftment, but for each a different Mantra is chanted and a different deity propitiated.

A Mantra is a special set of words through only that particular deity could be summoned. If I write or speak in Chinese you won't be able to understand and my words will not produce any effect. But if I speak the language you know its effect shall be with doubt. Praying to these deities in one's language won't help much but if one uses the words that they can understand the result shall be instant.

These words are the Mantras evolved by Rishis and Yogis who actually prepared them and used them to prove their worth. Over the ages these have helped thousands of Sadhaks achieve even that which appeared impossible to them. Within doubt that whose chanting fulfils one's wish is a Mantra.

Mantras, also known as True Words, originated from Enlightened beings who have manifested the collection of their experiences as language and sound components.

A Mantra is a mystical energy encased in a sound structure. Every mantra contains within its vibration a certain power. Upon concentration and repetition of a given mantra, its energy is liberated and takes form.

There are different types of mantras. Some called Bija (Seed) mantra. They have no exact meaning but act directly on the nerves of astral body. The other type of mantras, having a combination of words, and having some meaning also set up powerful vibrations in the body.

Most common, however is the deity mantras, in which a specific form with attributes is visualized along with the repetition of the sound.

Initiation - If possible, before attempting Japa or chanting one should seek out a guru and receive mantra initiation from him. Only those who are themselves pure can give initiation to others. Therefore it is important to find a qualified guru to successfully implant the mantras in the disciples body. If no guru can be found, one may select any mantra that seems appropriate to fulfil his desires, assuming Lord Shiva as his guru and start repeating it with mentally with faith and devotion everyday.

The efficiency of the japa is accentuated according to the degree of concentration. The mind should be fixed on the source or the related Yantra, Talisman or the Thread. Then only you will realize the maximum benefit of a mantra.

When a person says a mantra over and over a vibrational field is created and these tones and overtones affect and influence or sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves. Our nervous system is spread like a fine network around our internal organs and these sounds send messages to the cerebral cortex, affecting our emotional self. By practicing and chanting these sounds correctly, one can help not just oneself but other people.

Chanting mantras in the early morning hours sets a rhythmic pattern for the entire day. Chanting is a very special means of getting in touch with our higher self. There are several types of mantras, and to mention a few are those that explain Truth, advise, promote a certain emotional state and healing mantras. There are also mantras used for religious worship, to aid in spiritual evolution, for purification to make offerings and so on.

The speed of chanting creates a difference. Fast chanting exhausts the breath, the mind and heart and relaxation comes after the chanting is over. Slow chanting relaxes the breath, mind and heart while the chanting is going on but is recommended only when it is done individually.

All mantras in India, however, recite the 108 as is normally required. The number 108 has been considered sacred for thousands of years in India. The origin of this number probably lies in astronomy. The average distance from the sun and moon to the earth is 108 times each of their respective diameters. This is true to an accuracy of 0.5% for the Sun and 2% for the Moon. The thought that this was known so long ago is amazing. Like all tantric mantras each line is preceded by om and concluded with om. These characteristics give the mantras great potency.

However, people who practice mantra chanting should pay attention to the following important keys:

1) One should not practice too many mantras together.
The key is to uphold one mantra persistently. Nowadays people have a tendency to chant too many different mantras. Some feel that they have to learn all mantras, and they chant every single one they come across. However, when they chant mantras, they just pay lip service to them and are unable to really hear the sounds at the same time and let the sounds impress into their hearts. Such chanting is just like a shepherd singing folk songs or a singer singing popular songs; it does not generate any spiritual powers. There are eighty-four thousand kinds of mantras, and it is not easy to learn every single one of them and still be able to merge ones heart with each anthem. Therefore, if one chants just one particular mantra and practices it over time, gradually this mantra will become one's heart mantra, and whenever one chants it wholeheartedly, it will generate a power that travels throughout the whole Universe. Mantra chanting is a doorway into the mastery of one's heart, and through it one can arrive at the realms of the Buddhas and Immortals.

2) Do not make any mistakes in chanting the mantras.
Often times there are people who incorrectly pronounce one of the syllables of the mantra. A deformed mantra chanted over a long period of time will naturally give rise to a deformed psychic phenomenon. that there is infinite power in chanting a particular mantra. When one makes a mistake with one syllable, the mantra's power is lessened. Therefore, it is extremely important that no mistake is made in chanting the mantras.

3) There is this quotation in a Sutra, "The mind should be kept independent of any thoughts that arise within it." This state of mind, or consciousness, is the key to unlocking the supreme doorway of mantra chanting. In other words, the vibration frequency of the mantra becomes the identity of one's consciousness. There is no difference between the two. The vibration of one's consciousness is the same as the vibration of the mantra. When one is chanting the mantra, sending out the vibration frequency of the mantra, one always enters into a condition of one-pointedness, or Vajra Samadhi, and attains the Vajra Indestructible Body. This is true at all times, wherever one goes. What a miraculous achievement!
In my opinion, mantra chanting is one of the means of cultivating stability in meditation. It is also a rapid shortcut to achieving realization. People who desire to activate their psychic energy can make great progress with the help of divine mantras. By chanting audibly the syllables of mantra and impressing the mantra on the mind, one can transform from an ordinary person to a psychically awakened person.
One who chants has to follow all rituals carefully without overlooking any details that might give the opposing forces a chance. Thus, a he must chant incessantly without interruption, to the level of proficiency wherein visualization, sound, and seed syllables all merge together. Also, the practitioner should remain mindful during chanting and refrain from unnecessary conversation, as interrupted chanting will result in failure. On the other hand, if one does not follow the proper codes or remain pure, one will not realize the positive effect and might even incur troubles."

"To chant a divine mantra, one should refrain from meat, alcohol, the five food stimulants, improper sexual activity, and the partaking of food and drink in unclean households." When one abides by these five codes, one will be empowered by the divine mantra and derive great benefits which include the uprooting of poisons and the eradication of illnesses and evil spirits.

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Lord Shiva
Lord Shiva

Maha-Mrityunjaya Mantra

Om Triyambakam Yajaamahe
Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam.
Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaat
Mrtyormuksheeya Maamrtaat.


We worship the Three-eyed One (Lord Siva).
Who is fragrant and who nourishes well all beings. May he liberate us from death for the sake of immortality, even as the cucumber is severed from bondage to the creeper.

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The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Experience the power and majesty of the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra. This is the mantra of Lord Shiva - the force behind all transformation and growth. The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra helps release one's consciousness from the restraints of any limiting patterns of thought and behaviour. It sets the stage for greater freedom of self-expression.

Specifically, this mantra is recited when we need strength to meet a challenge, attain a goal or overcome any blockage which may be interfering with our well-being.

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Meaning of Gayatri Mantra

Rishis selected the words of various Mantras and arranged them so that they not only convey meaning but also create specific power through their utterance. Gayatri Mantra inspires wisdom.

Its meaning is that "May the Almighty God illuminate our intellect to lead us along the righteous path".

All the problems of a person are solved if he/she is endowed with the gift of righteous wisdom. Once endowed with far-sighted wisdom, a man is neither entangled in calamity nor does he tread the wrong path. A wise man finds solution to all outstanding problems. Only those persons who do not think correctly find difficulty and take wrong steps due to foolishness. Chanting of Gayatri Mantra removes this deficiency. The teachings and powers incorporated in the Gayatri Mantra fulfil this purpose. Righteous wisdom starts emerging soon after Jap (recitation) of this Mantra is performed.

When and how to recite this Mantra:
This mantra should never be uttered, but recited silently. The ideal time is dawn, before sunrise. Face east, preferably standing position or position you take for meditation (Lotus), outstretch your hands towards the direction of the sunrise, join your palms together, and repeat the Mantra at least 3 or 9 or 21 times. Do not bend or sway; your back and arms should be stretched and rigid during the recitation. Your mind should be calm, serene and joyful. Your eyes must focus on the sky near the horizon so that the rays of the newborn sun may penetrate and purify them.

Word by word translation:
Om - Salutation to the Cosmic "Dharma" permeating the universe
Bhoor - The eternal Bhuvah The creator
Svah - Absolute free state of entity
Tat - Infinite
Savitur - God of cosmos and light
Varenyam - Divinity within
Bhargo - Light of life Devasya Light of the creator
Dheemahi - Thus we contemplate
Dhiyo - With intent hope
Yo Nah - Guide us
Prachodayaat - Towards eternal light

O Cosmic Source of Energy, the Infinite and Eternal Life-entity of Absolute Freedom, Divinity of Light, Cosmos and the Creator that reflects Thy Divinity Within, Guide Me towards Eternal Light.


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Sarvey Bhavantu Sukhina
Sarvey Santu Niramaya
Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu
Ma Kashchchidd Dukhabhag Bhavet


O Lord ! Let all the people of this world be happy.
Let no one suffer

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Lord Ganesh
Lord Ganesh


A Mantra to worship Lord Ganesh
Lord of Wisdom and the remover of obstacles

Vakratunda Mahakaya
Suryakoti Samaprabha
Nirvignam Kuru Me Deva
Sarva Karyeshu Sarvadaa


O Beautiful Lord with the curved trunk, large body and the radiance of million suns, please remove all obstacles, from all my paths, for eternity


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Lord Saturn
Lord Saturn

Mantra for Saturn

A mantra to worship Lord Saturn, the slow moving old spiritual teacher who is able to evaluate our Karmic influence and create changes accordingly.

Nee-lanjana sama-basam
Ravee-putram yema-grajam
Chaya-martanda sam-bootham
Tam na-mahmee sanee-charam

I bow down to slow-moving Saturn, whose complexion is dark blue like a nilanjana ointment. The elder brother of Lord Yamaraja, he is born from the Sun-god and his wife Chaya.



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Universal Loving Kindness

The practice of Universal Loving Kindness is recommended to be practiced at the beginning of each meditation session. It is also recommended for bedtime and just after arising. It is said to help you sleep well and to prevent nightmares. It also makes it easier to get up in the morning. Also it makes you more friendly and open towards everybody, friend or foe, human or otherwise.
Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you start your day and end your day by meditation generating Universal Loving Kindness.
This is how you practice Universal Loving Kindness. At the beginning of each meditation session, say the following sentences to yourself. Really feel the true intention from the bottom of your heart.



May my parents be well, happy, and peaceful. May no harm come to them. May no difficulties come to them. May no problems come to them. May they always meet with success. May they also have patience, courage, understanding and determination to meet and overcome inevitable difficulties, problems and failures in life.

May my teachers ……..
May my relatives …….
May my friends …….
May all the people who are known to me …….
May all persons who are strangers to me ……
May those who are angry with me or who are against me ………..

You may wonder how anyone can wish: May those who are angry with me or who are against me be well, happy, and peaceful. May no harm come to them etc…….

Monks in Sri Lanka
Monks in Sri Lanka

You must remember that you practice loving kindness for the purification of your mind, just as you practice meditation for your own attainment of peace and liberation from pain and suffering. As you practice loving kindness within yourself, you can behave in a most friendly manner without biases, prejudices, discrimination or hate. Your noble behavior enables you to help others in a most practical manner to reduce their pain and suffering. It is compassionate people who can help others. Compassion is a manifestation of loving kindness in action, for one who does not have loving kindness can not help others. Noble behavior means behaving in a most friendly manner. Behavior includes your thought, speech and action. If this triple mode of expression of your behavior is contradictory, then something is wrong and the contradictory behavior can not be noble behavior.

Galvihara, Sri Lanka

The following chant has the same meaning, so practice the method with which you feel comfortable:

May my parents gain happiness, health, wealth and wisdom to lead a happy life. May they prosper and may they overcome all their difficulties and problems in life. May no evil come to them. May they get protected. May they lead a happy life.

May my children……
May my husband / wife / partner……
May my brother /sister
May my relatives
May my friends /friend
May my bosses / co-workers / subordinates…..
May my ex-partner…..
May those who are against me or angry with me……
May all the people living in my area….
May all the people living in this city….
May all the people living in my country…..
May all the people living in this world……
May all the living beings …….
By chanting this may I gain…………May I lead a happy life to provide happiness to others. That is my intention.

Buddhist Monks
Buddhist Monks


Galvihara, Sri Lanka


young monks
Young Monks


Anuradapura, Sri Lanka


Anuradapura, Sri Lanka


Anuradapura, Sri Lanka