Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Guruvaar Prarthna

Guruvaar Prarthna

Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy day of Guruvaar. Baba,let us not feel overburdened with the state of our being. But let us wake up with a song of love and gratitude in our heart. Let us consciously be aware of a greater protecting power around us and hand over our life in trust, so You can go before us and prepare the way, take care and guide us at every step and hold our hand and chaperon us through our daily tasks, work office, and wade us through every difficult situation that arrives. Let us be assured that You will never let anything happen that is not for our ultimate good. And let us allow You work through us and bring relief and good to the world. Baba, on this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine words in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharita.


To ward off the sufferings of the world, Baba, the cloud in the form of the Supreme Spirit, showered that water in the form of contentment to quench the thirst of the devotees, who were like the chataks  (birds).


Baba said: "Mother, tell me the truth. Why do you torment yourself? I am a mere fakir who begs for alms. Look at me kindly.


Really speaking, I am like a son and you the mother. Now pay attention to me. I will tell you about an amazing thing, which will make you very happy.


I had a Guru who was a great Aulia, an ocean of kindness. I served him, as much as I could, but he would not whisper any mantras to me.


I too had a great longing to receive a mantra from his lips, whatever efforts I may have to put in. I resolved never to leave him.


In the beginning he had my head shaved and asked for only two pice, which I gave immediately. I ardently prayed for him to give me those magical words of a mantra.


My Guru was a person who had fulfilled all desires. Why did he need two pice? and how could I call him desireless who asked money from a disciple?


Never have such doubts. He did not wish for the coins of the realm. That was not his idea at all. What use did he have for bullion?


Faith and Patience – these were the two (pice) – and nothing else. I gave them immediately, by which, my Guru was pleased with me, who was like my mother.


Courage is itself patience, oh woman. Never let it leave you! In times of difficulties, it will stand you in good stead.


The valour of a human being lies in being patient. It wards off the sins, worries and miseries. The difficulties are cleared, in some way or the other; and fear and panic vanish.


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  19, Ovi 44 - 54)