asato ma sadgamaya (असतो मा सद्गमय)
“asato ma sadgamaya” mantra is taken from Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.3.28 , which is part of Shukla Yajur Veda.
“asato ma sadgamaya” means “Lead us from ignorance to knowledge, from darkness to light and from death to immortality.” It is used as a Vedic prayer.
The ॐ (oṃ) at the beginning and “ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः” in the fourth line, they are been added for recitation and not present in the Upanishad.
asato ma sadgamaya – Sanskrit with Hindi and English meaning
असतो मा सद्गमय ।
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय ।
मृत्योर्माऽमृतं गमय ॥
From evil lead me to good, from darkness lead me to light, from death lead me to immortality.
मुझे असत्य से सत्य की ओर ले चलो, मुझे अन्धकार से प्रकाश की ओर ले चलो, मुझे मृत्यु से अमरता की ओर ले चलो॥