Sarvesham Swastir Bhavatu,
Sarvesham Shantir Bhavatu,
Sarvesham Purnam Bhavatu,
Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu,
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti hi.
This Shanti Mantra from ‘Upanishads‘ invokes Peace upon entire humanity. The idea of peace is always associated with the idea of well-being. The idea of perfect well-being also includes ideas of inner peace and tranquility.The physical, mental, social, moral, and spiritual well-being are a part of perfect and complete well-being. The aspects of external and internal peace work together to contribute to a state of Blissful Existence. Hence, peace is not mere absence of war and strife. A man lives in peace if his well-being is fully assured. Since human existence is sustained by health and well-being, peace has become an integral aspect of human survival and existence. We seek this blissful state of existence as a Blessing from our Creator both for the individual and collectively for the larger national and global community to which the individual belongs.
Dr. R. Rudra Narasimham,
Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India,
M.B.B.S., Class of April, 1970.