Asatoma Sadgamaya Mantra
This mantra is from the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad (I.iii.28) and asks that our intellect is guided towards reality and the knowledge that there is a part of ourselves that is eternal.
Asato Ma Sadgamaya
Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya
Mrtyorma Amrtam Gamaya
Lead me from illusion to the truth of reality.
Lead me from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge.
Lead me from the limitations of death to the limitlessness of immortality.
A-SA-TO MA SAD-GA’-MA’-YA
TA-MA-SO MA JYO-TEER-GA’-MA’-YA
MRIT-YOR-MA AM-RI-TAM GA’-MA’-YA
Un-notated syllable = neutral note or SA
Underscored syllable = ½ note above or flat RE
Hyphened note = note below or NI