TAMSO MA JYOTIRGAMAYA……Direct us, lead us, guide us, from darkness to light.
This sutra is something to be deeply understood:
… DIRECT US TO THE HEIGHT OF MYSTICAL REVELATION…
All the Upanishads in the East begin with this prayer:
Direct us, lead us, guide us, from darkness to light. TAMSO MA JYOTIRGAMAYA.
We are in darkness: O Lord, lead us, guide us, direct us, so that we can move into the world of light.
Guide us, lead us, direct us, from the world of untruth to the world of truth: ASTO MA SADGAMAYA.
We are living in death, we are surrounded by death — death surrounds us like an ocean surrounding a small island — O Lord, lead us from death to deathlessness, from time to timelessness:.MRITYOR MA AMRITAMGAMAYA.
All the Upanishads start with this prayer; there is something very significant in it.