Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Guruvaar Prarthna

Guruvaar Prarthna


Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy day of Guruvaar. Just because of Your grace, we became Your devotees, just because of Your mercy, we are living safely, just because of Your blessings we are peaceful , just because of Your charity , we lead a  life of prosperity. Yet, Baba, You are testing us with troubles and turbulence, we have no way to go, we place our tears on to Your Lotus Feet, please save us and keep us under Your care always. On this holy day we start our prayers by reading Your words  in Satcharita.



This universe full of animate and inanimate things is a manifestation of God. But God is beyond even the universe; and, the Supreme Spirit beyond all.


God is not separate from the worldly affairs. But the worldly affairs are different from God. Because the world receives the energy from Him and thrives upon it, God is the basis of the world.


Please understand that there are eight ways of worshipping God, by doing pujas of images, sacrificial fire etc. But compared to everything the Guru is the best.


Krishna himself was the Supreme Brahman. Yet He bowed at Sandipani's feet, and said: "Remembrance of the Sadguru is the surest way to please ME, who is Narayana.


Singing the praises of the Sadguru rather than MY praises is dearer to me a thousand fold. Such is the excellence and the profound significance of the Sadguru".


He who turns his back on the praise of the Guru is an unfortunate sinner. He endures the painful cycle of births and deaths and becomes the cause of his own ruin.


Birth and death, follow one after the other. This is an endless Circle. Hence let us listen to these tales to achieve our own deliverance.


Even casual words uttered by the saints break the bonds of false knowledge and save us in times of calamities. So let us all assimilate these stories.


We do not know what the future will be and what help they would give (at such moments). This is the play of the almighty. The loving devotee is just a spectator.


Being without any intelligence or wisdom, how would I explain the good fortune befalling me that I should have a powerful Guru like Sai? This is also his leela. 


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  3, Ovi 164 - 173)