Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Guruvaar Prarthna

Guruvaar Prarthna


Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy day of Guruvaar. Baba, You are the source of all light. You are the source of everything. You uphold the earth and the heavens.  You are spirit. You are love. You are the source of all. You are the destroyer of ignorance. You are beyond all understanding. You are the fulfiller of the desires of every man. You are all‑effulgence, divine, the fulfiller of desires and the granter of insight and intuition. We continue praying you and remembering you all the time. On this holy day, we read Your advice narrated by You in Satsarita.


Aum. I bow down to Sai, the Compassionate One, who loves his devotees, the Abode of Mercy! Your darshan releases the devotees from the fear of this world by removing their difficulties.


Initially, you were without form and attributes but on account of the devotion of the devotees, you have been studded with attributes and incarnated as the crest jewel of saints, O Sainath.


To give liberation to the devotees is always the mission of the saints; but you are the Guru of all the Saints. That mission is inevitable for you, therefore.


Those that have taken refuge at your feet have all their sins destroyed. The good karmas emerge to the surface to clear the path and make it free of fear and difficulties.


Remembering your feet, Brahmins come from well known 'tirthas' and recite the Gayatri Mantra, and read religious books.


We, who are weak and without any merits, what do we know of devotion? Though others may leave us, Sai won't forsake us.


Those who receive his grace become inconceivably powerful, for they receive the treasure of Self bliss and discrimination together with knowledge.


Eagerness to hear the words from Sai's lips made the devotees delirious. Each word became stamped upon their minds and they realised the truth contained in them.


Sainath fully knows the desires of his devotees. He alone is capable of fulfilling them, which is why his devotees are grateful.


 'O Sainatha I invoke your help and place my head at your feet. Forgetting all my faults, free this servant of yours from all anxieties.'


If a devotee, overcome by calamities, prays to Sainath thus, his mind will be calmed as he alone is the giver of peace.


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 30, Ovi 1 - 11)