Om Namo Chant
Om namo Shivago Silasa ahang
karuniko sapasatanang osatha tipa-mantang
papaso suriya jantang. Gomalapato paka-sesi
wantami bantito sumethasso arokha sumana-homi
(to be said 3 times)
Piyo-tewa manussanang piyo-promA namuttamo
piyo-nakha supananang pininsiang nama-mihang
namo puttayA navon-navien nasatit-nasatien
ehi-mama navien-nawe napai-tang-vien
navien mahaku ehi-mama piyong-mama
Na-a na-wa Rokha payati vina-santi
"We invite the spirit of our Founder, the Father Doctor Shivago, who comes to us though his saintly life. Please bring to us the knowledge of all nature, that this prayer will show us the true medicine of the universe. In the name of this mantra, we respect your help and pray that through our bodies you will bring wholeness and health to the body of the one whom we touch.
The Goddess of Healing dwells in the heavens high, while mankind lives in the world below. In the name of the Founder, may the heavens be reflected in the earth below so that this healing medicine may encircle the world.
We pray for the one whom we touch, that illness will be released and
happiness will follow."
This is the traditional chant, called the Om Namo, that a thai massage therapist says either silently or aloud, before starting a session.
It is one of a series of chants the therapist might do to prepare themselves emotionally and spiritually for the days treatments. It is part of the practice of paying respect to our teachers and to this ancient tradition of healing.
The Om Namo is written in the Pali language, an old language of India used during the time of the Buddha. It is difficult to accurately translate Pali today, but the translation above is the most common attempt and considered the most accessible for westerners.
The 'Father Doctor' embodies and represents the compassion and loving-kindness a therapist attempts to incorporate into their practice.
Father Doctor Shivago Komarpaj