Aikya Mathya Sooktham

Aikya Mathya Sooktham
[Prayer of Unification]
Translated by Anantanarayanan Vaidyanathan

[This mantram is from the concluding part of the tenth and final mandalam of rigvedam. The idea of harmony and co operation among people is highlighted in the most sublime way. This mantram is chanted by all at the conclusion of every session of vedic recital. BUT IT HAS A UNIVERSAL APPEAL TOO.]

।। ऐकमत्यसूक्तम् ।।
ऊँ संसमिद्दुवसे वृषन्नग्ने विश्वान्नर्य आ
इळस्पदे समिद्ध्यसे स नो वसून्न्या भर ।।
संगच्छध्वं संवदध्वं संवो मनांसि जानतां
देवा भागं यथापूर्वे संजानाना उपासते ।।
समानो मन्त्रस्समितिस्समानी
समानं मनः सहचित्तमेषां ।।
समानं मन्त्रमभिमन्त्रये वः
समानेन वो हविषा जुहोमि ।।
समानी व आकूतिस्समानो हृदयानि वः
समानमस्तु वो मनो यथा वस्सुसहासति ।।

Aum Samsamidduvase Vrishannagne Visvaannarya Aa
Ilaspade Samiddhyase Sa No Vasoonnyaabhara
Samgachchhadhwam Samvadadhwam Sam Vo Manaamsi Jaanataam
Deva Bhaagam Yathapuurve Samjaanaanaa Upaasathe
Samano Manthrassamitih Samaanee
Samaanam Manah Sahachitthameshaam
Samaanam Mantramabhimantraye Vah
Samaanena Vaa Havishaa Juhomi
Samaanii Va Aakuutissamaano Hridayaani Vah
Samaanamastu Vo Mano Yatha Vah Susahaasati

YOU, mighty Agni, gather up all that is precious for (the use and benefit of) your friend(who I am).
Bring us all treasures as you are enkindled (by us) in the place of homa or sacrifice
Let you Assemble harmoniously , speak together (in nice words): let your minds be all of one accord (for a great common purpose),
As ancient Gods, unanimous and of amicable mind sit down to their appointed share in offerings of sacrifice.
The place where we all assemble is common, the right of opinion in the assembly is common
common are the minds of all here, so be their thoughts united in harmony.
A common purpose do I present before you for common accord ,
and worship the divinity with oblations commonly accepted by all .
May all that you resolve be the same, the decisions coming out of similar thoughts ,
and may your minds all work and decide with the same attitude and without disharmony .
United be the thoughts of all that all in the congregation may happily agree to think and work together...