Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Guruvaar Prarthna

Guruvaar Prarthna

Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy day of Guruvaar. Baba, when we step into your abode, we feel a sense of serenity and security, when we see your face, our eyes dropping tears and our throat choking with your divine vibrations. We don't remember our list of requests and requirements in your presence, we solely merged with you. We surrender totally on to Your Lotus Feet for enjoying this endless flow of your blessing for now and forever. Baba, on this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine words in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharita.



You have been lured away by illusions and temptations. Therefore, you have forgotten your own true self. Be aware and realize your real nature immediately.


Delusion creates more delusion; and thus the illusion about bodily pride takes place. Try to understand that the concept of 'I and Mine' is like a mirage. Therefore, why don't you become detached?


Oh, you! Think well, whether you should get entangled in this notion of 'I and Mine' in this worldly existence. Oh, parrot! leave the bar and fly high above in the sky.


Where there is liberty there is bondage; and bondage is accompanied by liberty. Ignoring both these conditions, you should live in the purest spirit within you.


This is subjective knowledge. Happiness and misery is total ignorance. Therefore, abandon that knowledge and acquire true knowledge, which is the knowledge of the Brahman, and which is with you.


As long as the discrimination between 'You and me' exists, it is not possible to perceive your own good. Give it up and then look at yourself by throwing away selfishness.


If a person as wealthy as Kuber, outwardly leads the life of a mendicant, he is not doing the right thing. It is a hypocritical behaviour and all due to false knowledge.


Regularly listen to the best of the scriptures; follow the advice of the Guru with faith; be always alert and lead a regulated life.


Those who follow this principle automatically follow the path leading to their salvation. Innumerable beings are thus liberated very naturally.


He, who constantly thinks, day and night, as to when he will be free of the bonds of this world, will be able to cut off this bond.


Securing as much solitude as one can, and bearing in mind that the worldly existence is ephemeral, one should always be engaged in studying and understanding the meaning of the Atman.


With mind full of devotion and faith, a disciple should completely and humbly surrender. Till such time, the Guru will not give the treasure of knowledge to him.


Serve the Guru with your whole being. Think of salvation and bondage, ponder upon the question of true knowledge and ignorance and leave the success only to the Guru.


Nobody else but a Guru can tell about the Atman and the Supreme Self. Guru also does not give even a particle of knowledge unless one surrenders completely.


If anyone else excepting the Guru imparts knowledge it will not be able to liberate you from the world; neither will it at all be possible of leading to the fruits of Moksha nor will it ever have the full impact on your mind.


Therefore, knowledge is not possible to be obtained without a Guru. All the learned men are aware of this that the capable feet of the Guru can solve the mystery of the Brahman and the Atman.


Without any hesitation give up your ego and pride, and prostrate yourself, bowing your head down at the feet of the Guru.


'I am your humblest servant. I have always regarded your feet as my only solace'. Utter these words. Gather courage and have faith in him.


Then you should see his miracle. The ocean of mercy, in the form of the Guru, will be moved and will take you in his bed, swaying you lightly on the waves of kindness.


He will keep his hand of re-assurance on your head; will ward off bad omens; burn up heaps of all sins and anoint the forehead with 'udi'.

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  17, Ovi 125 - 144)