Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Guruvaar Prarthna

Guruvaar Prarthna


Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy day of Guruvaar. Baba, You said give, give and You will give! We keep on giving our talents, love, understanding, money, possessions and keep on flowing freely. Bless us all goodness unfold for us and all our needs fulfilled at exactly the right time and place. Baba, with you, our life is glorious, indeed.  On this holy day we start our prayers by reading Your words given in Satcharita.


O Sadgururaya, boundless is your power and marvellous your deeds, You are the kind one who is the ship which takes the animate and inanimate beings across the worldly ocean. (Refrain).


You transformed yourself into Veni-Madhav (Vishnu) and made your feet into prayag here. You showed the currents of Ganga and Yamuna flowing from your toes. (1)


You are Brahma (born of the lotus), Vishnu (Lord of Kamala) and Shiva, the embodiment of the Trinity. And, on this earth, you manifest as Sai, the Samartha. (2)


In the early morning, like Brahma you utter words of wisdom; And, sometimes, you exhibit your violent nature and frightening appearance of Rudra, resorting to the quality of Tamo guna. (3)


Sometimes like Sree Krishna, you indulge in child-like pranks; And become the swan in the lake of the devotee's heart. (4)


If we call you a Muslim, then you have love for "Gandha " (sandalwood paste); If we call you a Hindu you always happily reside in the Masjid. (5)


If we call you rich, you are seen going about begging alms; If we call you a fakir, then with your favours (your generosity) you have put Kuber to shame. (6)


If we call your house a Masjid then fire is seen burning there; The dhuni (pit kindled with woodfire) always burns to distribute " Udi " to the people. (7)


From morning the devotees in their simplicity come and worship you; And when the sun is at its zenith at noon, your 'arati' is performed. (8)


Devotees stand all around you like attendants of Gods and holding whisks and swishes in their hand fan you. (9)


Horns, Clocks, Shenai, Gongs, Bells resound; And attendants in Uniforms (mace bearers) wearing belts proclaim your glory at the gates. (10)


At the time of the Arati you look like Vishnu; And at dusk, as you sit before the Dhuni, you appear as Shiva (the destroyer of Cupid). (11)


Such Leelas of the Trinity, manifested in you, are experienced by us daily, O Baba Sai! (12)


Even when such is the case, my mind wanders idly. Now this is my request to you, Baba, make it steady. (13)


The vilest of the viles, and a great sinner, I take refuge at your feet. Please ward off the three-fold afflictions of Das Ganu. (14)


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 4, Ovi 104)