Wednesday, December 31, 2014

​Guruvaar Prarthna

Guruvaar Prarthna


Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy day of Guruvaar. Today is a very special day- starting day of the year. On this new day and the days to come, we may have to face difficulties. All that we are praying You is give us enough strength to face the difficulties, so that we can grow strong by overcoming all the difficulties -  one by one , patiently. If we fail ten times, we will not despair. If we fail hundred times, we will not dishearten. If we fail thousand times, we will rise up and march boldly. We believe failures and difficulties are stepping stones to success. One who has faith in the God must pass through the fire of sufferings. Suffering is not misfortune. It helps one to grow. Suffering and pain open the door to wisdom. Blessed are those  who suffer because suffering is the subsistence of spiritual life. On this special day of Guruvaar, we pledge to treat both happiness and sufferings equally and start our prayers by reading Your holy text in Satcharita.


O Guruvara, the One who is Compassionate towards the devotees, make haste and reach us. There is no respite in the worldly affairs. Free us from this cycle of births and deaths.


Our nature depends on our tendencies. Our senses are forever directed outwardly. Restrain us from the attraction of the objects of the senses. Introvert us.


In the ocean of worldly existence, we are tossed around like waves in a whirlpool. Extend your timely help and relieve us.


The senses run amok; evil practice overpowers us. Please dam up this unrestrained flow. Turn back the host of senses.


If the senses are not introverted, there is no prospect of Self-realisation. Without that, how can there be Supreme Bliss? Life will be futile.


Neither wife, nor son, nor numerous friends will be of any use in the end. You alone are the lasting friend for the final journey. You are the giver of joys and salvation.


Unravel the net of actions and sins and free us from its misery. Uplift the poor and the meek with the power of your grace, Maharaja.


Destroy from their roots evil tendencies and argumentative habits. Let our tongues get a passion for chanting the name, O pure, Sairaya.


Grant to me the ability to love you so intensely that I may forget all my resolves, doubts, even my body and home. Take away my ego also.


Make me ever remember your name and forget all other things. Remove the restlessness of the mind and make it steady and calm.


If you just clasp us, the darkness of night of our ignorance will vanish and we shall live happily in your light. What more can we desire?



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.


-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter 25, Ovi 110 - 120)