Wednesday, August 10, 2016

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA

GURUVAAR   PRARTHNA

 

 

 

 

Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, our life is like a television drama series with different episodes and different characters. There are episodes where some people are going to exit from our life when we least expect because their part in the series is over. And no matter how much we try to bring them back, they will not return because their part in our life story is over. No matter how much we try to call them, cry for them, beg them, talk about them, day dream about them or even try to rewind the clock, they will not come back, what we need to know is that their part in the script is over. Therefore, we stop looking back and look ahead, the nature doesn't allow any open space. When some people leave others will show up, when some people walk out others will walk in, when some people betray us others will restore us, when some people say bye-bye others will say hello, when some people abandon us others will embrace us, when some people make us cry others will bring us a smile. So, Baba please make us to focus on the next episode because new characters are about to show up and those new characters send by You will show us new light and right direction on our life. On this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine guidance in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

 

 

That Sai is subtler than the subtlest, greater than the greatest, all pervading, filling the entire Brahman and covering the universe.

 

 

A wish arose in my heart to perceive with these mortal eyes such a God, in the garb of some shape and colour.

 

 

The worshippers of the sun worship him with the help of a thin cotton wick; and the followers of Ganpati make an image ofGanpati out of a mound of jaggery and offer jaggery as prasad;

 

 

or else, taking water in the palm out of a great ocean and offer oblation to it. All this seemingly looks odd.

 

 

The sun and the ocean are supreme. But they are only concerned with the faith of the devotees and do not bother about the right or the wrong. They are only concerned with the sentiments of the devotees.

 

 

'Birds of the same feather flock together', it is said. Though this is a general rule, the union of the body and the Atman is the exception.

 

 

They are different in nature but there is a great friendship between the two. One cannot be happy without the other and they cannot stay separate even for a moment.

 

 

Yet, the body is transient. The Atman is unchangeable and indestructible. But the love between them knows no bounds. Therefore, the cycle of re-birth takes place.

 

 

Atman is the greatest power. It is more minute than that which is imperceptible, which is the ethereal air pervading the whole universe. The personified will of the Supreme Spirit in the creation is very subtle. It is also called Maya.

 

 

The Purush(the Supreme) is subtler than these. All the senses dissolve in it. That is the highest state and that itself is the Pure Brahman.

 

 

Such is that Atman which appears to belong to the material world; and has to follow the path of illusion and karma

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanteeh

 

 

 

 

-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter  19, Ovi  1 - 11)

 

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