Om Bhur Bhuvah Svaha Tat Savitur Varenyum
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi Dhiyoyo Na Prachodayat
Om - Para Brahman
Bhur - Bhu loka (physical plane)
Bhuvah - antariksha (sky)
Svah - svarga loka (celestial region)
Tat - Paramatma
Savitur - Ishvara (Surya)
Varenyam - fit to be worshipped
Bhargo - remover of sins of ignorance
Devasya - glory (jnana svaroop)
Dheemahi - we meditate
Dhiyo - buddhi (intellect)
Yo - which
Nah - our
Prachodayat - enlighten
(word for word translation from Swami Sivananda's BHAKTI YOGA, chapter 11)
A basic translation can be given as...
Oh God, the Protector, the basis of all life, Who is self-existent, Who is free from all pains and Whose contact frees the soul from all troubles, Who pervades the Universe and sustains all, the Creator and Energizer of the whole Universe, the Giver of happiness, Who is worthy of acceptance, the most excellent, Who is Pure and the Purifier of all, let us embrace that very God, so that He may direct our mental faculties in the right direction.
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