GURUVAAR PRARTHNA

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Guruvaar Prarthna

 

Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, we believe that all that happens is according to Your Will. Many things that happen may appear unfortunate. But we strongly believe that You will not send anything that will harm us. Our life is in Your Hands, our future is Your desire, we will not worry for anything and continue our prayers. On this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine guidance in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

Is Brahman so easily attainable? Those who dwell in caves, and on the top of mountains, and who are caught in the web of yogic practises or are sitting in meditation, they even cannot succeed in finding Brahman, without the grace of a Guru. How can that be acquired by you, who are greed -personified?!

He who has ungovernable love for money will never receive knowledge of Brahman till eternity. Bear this in mind.

While engaged in listening to the sacred knowledge, if one constantly dwells upon the worldly pleasures and constantly thinks of the material world, then that person will get that kind of realisation only.

Impurity, confusion and concealment are the three inherent flaws of the human mind. By means of selfless service, impurities can be cleansed and confusion can be removed through worship.

When one performs one’s duties and worships, the mind becomes mature as the impurities and confusions are removed. Only the veil remains.

This is that veil which is the root cause of all catastrophe and is destroyed when true knowledge dawns, like the sunshine driving away darkness.

Those well-versed in Vedas describe it with qualities such as truth, knowledge, eternal etc. That Brahman shines on its own when a person becomes realised.

If a lone traveller is walking through the woods in the dim moonlight and sees a broken tree trunk stump he is scared and believes that it is a robber and hides, thinking,

‘I am alone and carrying money. He is waiting to pounce on me like a foot-pad. Now what shall I do for my life is in danger’.

But at that time a light draws near and he knows the truth. His fright disappears and the misgiving about the robber is removed.

Be it so. Now I have told the listeners the difficulties in attaining (the Brahman). The next chapter will deal with how the permanent good appears before the seeker.

 

I bow down to Sree Ganesh

I bow down to Sree Saraswati

I bow down to the Guru

I bow down to the Family Deity

I bow down to Sree Sita-Ramachandra

I bow down to Sree Sadguru Sainath.

 

Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanteeh

 

-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter 16, Ovi 163-174)

 

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