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(Sānti) (Shanti). A Sanskrit word meaning “peace” or “tranquility,” especially of the mind, derived from the root sam, “exert oneself (in ritual acts),” “become tired,” “extinguish (esp. fire or anger),” etc. It is used, repeated thrice, at the end of mantras and prayers to convey not only the idea of peace, but also absence of passion or relief of suffering.

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