Shaanti, which means “peace,” is a state of being natural. Riots are created by others or by us. For example, peace already exists in one place until someone makes noise.
Therefore, peace is the basis of all our agitations. When the upheavals end, peace is naturally experienced because it was already there. Where there is peace, there is happiness. Therefore, all, without exception, want peace in their lives.
However, peace inside or outside seems very difficult to reach because it is covered by our own agitations. Some manage to stay in peace even in the midst of turmoil and external problems. To invoke peace, we sing prayers. By chanting prayers, problems end and peace is experienced internally, regardless of external disturbances. All these prayers end up chanting Shanti three times.
It is believed that trivaram satyam – what is said three times becomes a reality. To emphasize one point, we repeat one thing three times. Always at the court of justice, the one who takes the testimony says, “I will speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”
We chant Shanti three times to emphasize our intense desire for peace. All obstacles, problems and sentences come from three sources.
Invisible divine forces over which we have little or no control, such as earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, etc.
Known factors around us such as accidents, human contact, pollution, crime, etc.
We sincerely pray the Lord that at least while we perform special tasks or even in our daily lives, there is no
problems or that, problems are minimized from the three sources written above.
May peace prevail Therefore, Shaanti is chanted three times.
It is chanted aloud the first time, addressing the invisible forces. It is softly chanted the second time, directed to our immediate surroundings and those around it, and softer the last time, as it is directed towards oneself.