GURUVAAR PRARTHNA

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GURUVAAR PRARTHNA

 

Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, give permission to be creative when everybody is embracing routine, give permission to stand out when everybody is fitting in, give permission to visualize the future when everybody is caught up in the past, give permission to blossom when everybody around is withering, give permission to live when everybody is existing, give permission to live by faith when everybody is struggling through fear and facts, give permission to grow up when everybody is aging, give permission to be optimistic when everybody is drowning in pessimism, give permission to start all over again when everybody is quitting, On this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine guidance in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

Unless the duties as fixed by the Shastras are performed, the mind cannot be purified. Till the mind is not purified, know that true knowledge is not possible.

Know, therefore, that only performance of your duty is the root cause for gaining knowledge. Fulfillment of the daily duties, occasional duties and those prescribed by the scriptures will cleanse the impurities of your mind.

In this way, in that purified mind, self-control and detachment take place; and also control of breath and body etc, which are the means of procuring that wealth, are at your disposal. Finally, with their help, one can be free of body while living in it.

He who discards the fruits of action and expectations with the help of full concentration of mind and surrenders to a Guru wholeheartedly, then the Guru accepts him.

He who has given up the pleasures of the world, who is a devoted follower, who has full faith and who has become wise due to the knowledge he has acquired, even to him there is no other way.

Even after that knowledge is obtained, if he does not behave in the right fashion, he will be neither here nor there, neither on heaven nor earth – he will be suspended in between like a Trishanku.

The ignorance of the person is the cause of the very materialistic attitude. When there is the knowledge of the self in its true sense, it will lead to the state of detachment towards the material world on its own.

A person who is self realized is always devoid of ego. For him the worldly concepts of right and wrong, pious and ominous, good and bad are of no consequence.

In one, whose pride of material achievements disappears, detachment takes its place immediately – and that in itself is the ultimate state of being. Remember this perfectly well.

In the natural course of existence, there are friends and foes. But in the case of detachment it all seems foolish, because when one sees ME in all, how can there be friendship or enmity?

In comparison to the supreme happiness even extreme bodily agony seems insignificant. In such a case, therefore, who can crave for worldly happiness if one has acquired the supreme happiness?

Even though mountains of worldly miseries befall him, he will not be perturbed even in the least bit and will be firm like a rock of courage.

God gives the gift of detachment to him whom He chooses to bless. Then He couples it with the sense of discrimination and makes him cross the worldly ocean.

 

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 17, Ovi 44 – 56)

 

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