GURUVAAR PRARTHNA

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GURUVAAR PRARTHNA

 

Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, whenever we start a new job, we come to You and asking You to be with us, guide us, protect us and strengthen us. With Your care and blessings, the job yields results as desired by You. We don’t think of success or failure as You give us only good to us. Similarly whenever a new day dawns, we come to You and hand over our life to You and our time passes as desired by You. We don’t think of final results, whatever may be the outcome that is Your command on us, we accept and submit our next day to Your Lotus Feet. On this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine guidance in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

No doubt that the Atman is like a tiny particle floating in the ray of the sun shining through a chink in the window. Nay! It is smaller even than that. It is microscopic – smaller than an atom. That is certainly the conclusion.

The Atman is larger than the biggest immense. But all this comparison is subjective because the Atman is beyond any unit of measure.

If its minuteness, is considered it is microscopic and when its largeness is considered it is larger than the largest. Thus the size and shape is only for namesake. The Atman is complete in itself without any distinguishing property.

The Atman is not born nor does it die. There is no root cause for it. It is unborn, permanent, everlasting, ancient and not easy to comprehend.

That Brahman which can be seen in the representation of AUM – that is its entire nature. It is difficult to achieve even for yogis who have mastered reaching samadhi and coming out of it – then, can it be possible or accessible to all?!

In the efforts to ascertain its nature, the Vedas were exhausted, the ascetics became forest dwellers, the Upanishads gave up – thus nobody was ever able to analyse and ascertain it.

To acquire that self-realisation only a teacher who has attained oneness with God is capable. Others can have no footing. A person practising logic will not stand any chance.

There is no chance only for a logician. He will only move round and round amidst delusions. His intellect will not come to rest without a teacher who is an expert in the sacred knowledge.

The innumerable stars of one’s own intellect and imaginations will not enable one to escape the eighty four lakh cycles of births and deaths. Only one moon, the teacher well-versed in the sacred knowledge is enough. When he is there, there will be no trace of darkness.

That which is not acquired by many with a lot of efforts will be acquired easily if one clings fast to a Sadguru who spreads the light of good teaching.

That false knowledge, which is motivated for the sake of fulfilment of desire, will disappear and truth, pure consciousness and bliss will stabilise. The state of selfrealisation will arise. Its other name is liberation.

This is what is desired deeply by living beings, for which they strive. All those who are always involved in the realisation of Self are forever looking inward.

As soon as the mind wavers with respect to the Supreme Self all the passions and senses become active; but when the mind is steadfast in self-realisation then the passions weaken.

He who has turned away from his Real Self, finds all material pleasures always confronting him; but if he turns to his Real Self, those same objects hold no attraction.

He who desires only liberation and does not have any other wish within himself, and does not have the slightest craving for anything in this world or hereafter – such a person only is fit for liberation.

One who falls short of even one of these qualities cannot be definitely called a seeker of liberation. He only pretends to be a seeker, like a squint-eyed person trying to pass off as a handsome man, or the blind in one eye pretending to see.

Unless ego disappears, greed is destroyed, and the mind is devoid of passion, knowledge of Brahman will not be assimilated.

The belief that the body is the soul is an illusion. Attachment is the cause of the bonds of the world. Renounce the senses completely and the concept that the pleasures spring from them. Then Brahman will be acquired.

 

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

 

-(fromShri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter 16,Ovi 115 – 132)

 

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