Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Meaning of Sai Nama Japa

The Meaning of Sai Nama Japa

"Om Sai Sri Sai Jaya Jaya Sai"

Many devotees do "Nama Japa" without knowing the meaning of that Nama (Name). But, if we know the exact meaning of that Name and do Japa of that Nama it will be easy and smooth to concentrate on it and attain salvation (self-realization).

Sri Ramana Maharishi says, "If you do Nama Japa constantly of your Ishta Devata (Beloved God/Guru), you become yourself that Nama Japa, i.e., you merge in that Nama (God)."

Let us now know the meaning of the Taraka Mantra "Om Sai Sri Sai Jaya Jaya Sai" and chant the same constantly to finally merge with Him.

OM: means, God is creator, protector and destroyer. For ordinary mortals "destroy" means death, but for God's/Guru's ardent devotees, it is Sadgati, liberation from the body. Jeevatma merging with Paramatma (Mukti), and there is no birth for them.

SAI: Sa - means Satva guna or good natured. Ayi means mother in Marathi. God is Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient and Sadguna Sampanna with six attributes, namely, Jnanam (Knowledge), Aiswarya (Wealth), Balam (Power), Shakti (Energy), Veeryam (Potency), and Tejas (Effluence).

SRI SAI: Sri means Goddess of wealth (Lakshmi). SAI means as defined above, so SRI SAI means Lakshmi Narayan.

JAYA JAYA SAI: Jaya means victory. Jaya Jaya Sai means double victory, i. e., great victory of Lord Sai, who is residing (all pervading) in all hearts. The whole world (Universe) is pervaded by God Sai. So, by uttering/chanting Baba's Taraka Mantra, "OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI" the Sai Devotees invoke His (Sai's) Blessings for the temporal and spiritual welfare of the whole world.



Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.