"Asato Ma Sadgamaya
Tamaso ma Jyotirgamaya
Mrityor ma amritam gamaya"
From the unreal lead to the real,
From darkness lead me to light,
From death lead me to immortality,
1: Keep me not in the Unreality (of the bondage of the Phenomenal World), but lead me towards the Reality (of the Eternal Self).
2: Keep me not in the Darkness (of Ignorance), but lead me towards the Light (of Spiritual Knowledge)
3: Keep me not in the (Fear of) Death (due to the bondage of the Mortal World), but lead me towards the Immortality (gained by the Knowledge of the Immortal Self beyond Death),