GURUVAAR PRARTHNA

sai baba original dhuni

 

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA

 

Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, we look around the world, we find that the world is sad, is broken, is torn with tragedy, is smitten with suffering. Baba, is it the world You want us to live. Do You think we will be happy when our brothers and sisters are suffering around us? Baba, please lift the load on the rough road of life, and everyone coming to You with lots of hope and full of faith, they believe You alone save them, You alone give new life to them. Your Mercy alone wipe out all their miseries, it is right time to act, please bless all Your children. On this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine guidance in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

AUM is the essence of the four Vedas. It is in the form of Pranav or Aumkar. Its meaning is actually non-meaning. It is the thought behind all knowledge.

The Vedas themselves proclaim that knowledge, which people acquire through great effort and for the sake of which they observe austerities such as celibacy. That is known as attainment of excellence.

Be it so. Though it is difficult to achieve, it is easier for the seeker if he has the grace of the Guru.

If one starts controlling the senses beginning with the gross ones and reaching the subtle ones in the regular order as prescribed by the Vedas, the seeker can achieve it easily.

That is the AUM – a word, a sentence, a letter which is the essence of all tapas12. By the very utterance the meaning is revealed, and constant repetition gives enlightenment.

It is that all – pervading consciousness. It neither grows nor decays, because it is immutable. Rare is that ardent devotee of his Sadguru who understands his Atman to be such.

Those who are always harrassed by the three-fold miseries – mental, physical and those that befall them due to destiny – cannot enjoy this experience, which is the privilege only of the Saints.

Ignorance gives rise to material involvement. The only means to turn away from it is the state of oneness with Brahman and that is gained through the Saints.

Be totally desireless and in the state of mind without any concrete subject or idea. It is the state, known as ‘I am that Brahman’. Be totally absorbed in this idea till it becomes a natural disposition of your intellect.

When one experiences that, the Guru’s words are like the scriptures; then both the inner and outer nature calm down and mental contentment will take place and one will be able to understand what Atman is.

By which the mind sees a balanced nature of the world; there is non – attachment towards pleasures, wealth and materialistic things. It unravels the knot of ignorance which is within us and one will enter the realm of the Abstract.

 

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 104 – 114)

 

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