GURUVAAR PRARTHNA

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GURUVAAR   PRARTHNA

 

 

 

Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, all we caught in the web of maya, caught in the snare of sensual desires and worldly pleasures, we accumulate bad karma, birth after birth after birth, Alas, our poor efforts are not enough to cleanse these impurities. But Baba, Your Grace can cleanse us and lead towards the Divine Light of God. Please wipe-out our ego, tear out the veils of ignorance which shields us from self-realization, and reveal our true identity to us. On this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine guidance in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

 

 

Without efforts, this ‘Parees’ (A stone which can turn ordinary stones into gold ) was found, but it was regarded as a mere stone and discarded by many. In Shirdi, this great devotee was not recognised for a long time by anybody.

 

 

It is like a gem falling in a heap of garbage, which urchins discover – play about with it freely and step on it, assuming it to be a stone.

 

 

Be it so. In this way, that seeker of Brahman was satisfied after receiving his blessings. It is the same case with all of us. We should give up this hard path.

 

 

As long as we enjoy outer pleasures like listening to sweet music, enjoying a soft touch, sweet fragrance and pleasing sights, there cannot be a control over the senses.

 

 

Unless the senses are under control and their very nature changes and turns within, the understanding of Brahman and experiencing it are impossible.

 

 

Initially one should be completely desireless. Then one should surrender totally to a Guru. In this way, he who develops firm and full faith deserves the knowledge of the Atman.

 

 

When the five sense organs, like the ears etc, abandon their respective pleasures, then the mind will give up doubts and desires.

 

 

Thus, disregarding the difference and being free internally, the intellect will be relieved of its burden of taking decisions. That itself is the supreme state of mind and the unchangeable Brahman is also the same.

 

 

When the intellect will not need the help of the sense of discretion, the mind will come alive. That is Pure Consciousness and nothing else. Blessed is the man who can gain it.

 

 

When the sense organs turn away from worldly pleasures and are introverted, Bliss of Self is experienced and everything else will mean unhappiness.

 

 

It is camouflaged by the senses and passions. It is extremely minute. Thus this knowledge of Atman is difficult to perceive. It is the means of supreme happiness. It is very mysterious in nature and unintelligible.

 

 

He who is unconcerned about the present world and the other world till he reaches the stage of  Hiranyagarbha (Last stage of Yogic Samadhi), know that he alone is emancipated and he only is annointed with Brahmanpada.

 

 

The mind should be slowly and gradually turned back from sense objects and should be made to concentrate on the Atman. Knowledge of the Atman will thus be acquired.

 

 

Disinterested in the fruits of action in the present world and the other world, and unconcerned over the duality of happiness and unhappiness, only the intelligent people enjoy the divine experience.

 

 

Who can be happy in the torturous waters of the worldly ocean, engulfed by the flames of the fire of  Vadranal (fire under the ocean) and the three-fold miseries (Adhidaivik, adhyatmik and adhibhautik)

 

Therefore, for the sake of one’s own upliftment, one should attain Sai’s blessings. Read his stories, listen and meditate on them.

 

 

 

 

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  89  – 104)

 

 

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