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 are Yours, completely Yours. We come to You with all our faults and failings, weaknesses and imperfections. You should set right our broken life. You should make us new. We cannot do it by ourselves.We have tried to straighten our life, we have tried to renounce evil ways, we have tried very hard – and – finally failed. Now we come to You as we are. Lead us to the Other Shore. We hand ourselves over to You, knowing that by ourselves we can do nothing. We are nothing, You alone deliver, You alone save, we place our trust to You. On this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine guidance in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

I am the doer. I am the enjoyer. When a person has this pride, he experiences heaven and hell – happiness and miseries – and attachment to sensory pleasures goes on increasing.

The soul is eternal, ancient, permanent, devoid of changes due to birth and death. It is denoted by the letters AUM. It has no beginning. It is infinite and everlasting.

He who regards the body as the soul; and that he is separate and the world is separate from him – for him, selfrealisation becomes difficult and he cannot attain Brahman.

Destroy speech and all other senses. Make the mind steadfast. Then subvert that mind. Penetrate deep into the intellect.

That intellect which exists like a light, concentrate your mind on it, because all the activities of the sense organs, including the mind, are under the control of the intellect.

For the existence of the pot, the first essential is clay. The intellect stands in the same relation to the sense organs. Their permanent state is so, because of the power of the intellect.

The intellect is all pervading. Thus it engulfs all the senses and the mind. Therefore the intellect should be fixed in the Supreme Self and the soul should be surrendered to that Supreme Self.

When such harmony is achieved, self-realisation takes place. As a result, the delusion about the silver, the mirage, and the snake (rope looking like a snake) are understood to be errors of perception.

It is that Self which is complete and is without birth and death, and about whom the sages always say that you cannot achieve permanent good without its attainment.

A cause is necessary for all action. But the soul is self born and causeless. It is ancient yet young. It is beyond the intellect.

It is like the vast sky, limitless. It is beyond beginning and end. It rests on AUM, the primeval sound. It is stable and cannot be stained.

Parabrahma10 is knowable. Apar Brahma11 is attainable. AUM, their sign is their symbol to be meditated upon always, and to be worshipped for ever.

 

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 92 – 103)

 

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