“If you live to be a hundred, I hope I live to be a hundred minus one day, so that I never have to live a day without you.” -Winnie the Pooh
“Great Death-conquering Mantra”), also known as the Tryambakam Mantra, is a verse of the Rigveda (RV 7.59.12) – wikipedia – is one of the oldest texts from the Vedas.
Om Try-Ambakam Yajaamahe
1: Om (primodial HUM of the Creation of Consciousness), We Worship the Tryambaka (the Three-Eyed One, referring to Goddess and Mother),
2: Who is Fragrant (giver of Life, a Spiritual Essence), Increasing the Nourishment (of our Spiritual Core);
3: From these many Bondages (of Samsara- cycle of death and re-birth- fear of death) similar to Cucumbers (tied by creepers and vines to describe being enslaved to bondages and servitude),
4: May I be Liberted from Death (Attachment to Perishable Things), So that I am not separated from the perception of Immortality.
Clearing the mind and focusing on what’s most important to you in this lifetime … meditation practice as well as mindful (vs. mindless) movement drills are so helpful.