Guruvaar Prarthna


Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, though our life lasts a hundred years, we die like the short lived man; the years swiftly pass. Practically we waste our valuable life in materialistic wandering and not giving much importance on realistic divinity. Our time is totally focused non productive matters and even prayer time is not fully devoted to the purpose. We expect quick results for everything, not minding Your doctrine of shraddha and sabhuri. Baba, adopt carret and stick policy and straighten our life. Our days are numbered and we need a solution before the end. On this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine guidance in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.


One should have full faith at the Guru’s feet.

How can a disciple do anything on his own? It is the Sadguru who places him in an advantageous position. The disciple does not understand the difficulties that are to befall him. The Guru wards them off without his knowledge.

In all the three worlds there is not another more generous giver than the Guru. Let us surrender by being the humblest of the humble and surrender to him and only to him.

If we compare him to the Chintamani2, the Chintamani gives only that which is wished for; but a Guru gives something which is not even imagined, to the astonishment of the devotee.

If we compare him to the Kalpataru3, the Kalpataru only fulfils the wishes that are asked for; but the Gururaya will grant the Nirvikalpa4 unexpectedly.

The Kamadhenu5 fulfils the wish that is expressed. But the Guru – dhenu is still greater. He is famous as ‘He, who gives that which is Inconceivable.’ Who else can deserve this title?

Now, I beseech the listeners, to listen to the story to which I had referred in the previous chapter about how a person desirous of knowledge of the Brahman received it.

Listen in what manner Baba satisfied a seeker of the knowledge of Brahman and preached to his devotees. Now listen to that significant discourse.

The Saints are always free of desires as they have fulfilled every desire. The devotees are extremely covetous and always dissatisfied.

Some ask for progeny; some for unassailable power and enormous wealth; some ask for faith and devotion; but rarely there was one who asked for salvation from this worldly life.


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 15 – 24)



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