Tryambaka Mantra

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra (“great death-conquering mantra”)

also called the Tryambakam Mantra

tryambakam yajāmahe 

sugandhim puṣṭi-vardhanam 

urvārukam iva bandhanān

mṛtyor mukṣīya māmṛtāt

We Meditate on the Three-eyed reality

which nourishes and increases the sweet fullness of life. 

Like a ripened cucumber falls from its stem,

 may we be separated (“liberated”), not from immortality but from death.