Many teachers start their classes with a chant and I’ve always been a fan of Asatoma Sadgamaya. It’s also the only on I’ve managed to remember.
Om! Asatoma Sadgamaya,
Sanskrit is difficult to translate, but one translation is as follows:
From ignorance, lead me to truth;
From darkness, lead me to light;
From death, lead me to immortality
If you’re the one in charge of my funeral, I’d like to have this chant during the ceremony. No, I didn’t get the idea from BSG. I’ve liked this chant before then, but just to be clear, Deva’s Premal’s melody is my preferred version.