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Lokah Samasta Sukino Bhavantu

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Updated May 23, 2012

There are many possible translations of lokah samasta sukino bhavantu, but the simplest one is "may all beings everywhere be happy and free." This lovely sentiment is often chanted in modern yoga classes. This mantra likely originated as part of the Vedas, which are ancient Hindu texts, according to Subhamoy Das, About.com's Guide to Hinduism, though an exact placement has not been possible.
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