Twameva Mantra

Twameva is the mantra written at the beginning of the Srimad Bhagavadgita that shares the teachings of Yoga.

Tvameva Mata cha Pita Tvameva
Tvameva Candhu cha Sakha Tvameva
Tvameva Vidya Dravinam Tvameva
Tvameva Sarvam Mama Deva Deva, Tvameva Sarvam Mama Deva Deva

The literal translation is beautifully written by

Tvameva Mata: you are my Mother, the Supreme One Without a Second, who nourishes me with Divine Love and graces my life with Self – Respect (the perception of my self as the Soul-Self, and not just as a body, mind, intellect or ego)

Cha Pita Tvameva: and you are my Father, the Supreme Being Who protects me by raising my consciousness and transforming my mind into a receptacle of the divine; Who instills in me the sterling qualities of Divine Consciouness

Tvameva Bandu cha Sakha Tvameva: You are my True Relative with Whom I am eternally related as Atman (Soul self) with Paramatman (the Supreme Self) and You are my Best Friend, my Eternal Companion and Dearest Confident Who will never leave me

Tvameva Vidya: You are the Divine Wisdom, the Essense of everything I know, everything I am learning, and everything I do not know but seek to understand and realize (actualize)

Dravinam Tvameva: You are the Highest Wealth (Laxmi) and the Bestower of all the best things in this life and the next.  You are the Source of everything good and the Bestower of all Resources we require for our physical sustenance and spiritual enlightenment.  You are the Wealth of Wisdom and the Gift of Liberation (Moksha)

Tvameva Sarvam Mama Deva Deva: You are All-in-All; You are Everything to me, You are the core of my being, the Heart of my heart, the Source of my Self, the Soul of my soul, the Ultimate Reality devoid of duality and partiality; Indivisible, Immutable, Immaculate, the Ultimate Knower and the Absolute Perfect Incomparable Supreme Being.

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