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Sahaja Yoga

A Collection of Prayers and Praises

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

“Prayer is a very great thing for Sahaja Yogis.


Pray with your heart.”
Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

To the Mother of the Universe


In whom we have our being
And to whom no prayer goes unheard.
For She is the light of our souls
And the well-spring of our existence.

These Prayers and Praises have been compiled from Nirmala Yoga magazines, Puja
files, tapes, contributions and books.

Some pieces were untitled or extracted from larger works, and have been given
titles for identification in this collection. These are marked ' * ' in the Index
by Title section.

Copyright © Sahaja Yoga, 1990

info@sahajayoga.com.au

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PRAYERS AND PRAISES

“Mother, thank You very much for the Realisation,


Mother, thank You very much for making us understand how great we are,
Thank You very much for bringing all the blessings of the Divine,
Thank You very much for raising us higher,
much higher than from where we were,
Thank You very much for sustaining us
Thank You very much, ultimately, that Mother,
You have come on this earth, taken Your birth
and are working so hard for us, for all of us.”

Kundalini Meditation
Shudy Camps, 18 June 1988.

PRAYER FOR IMPROVEMENT

“YOU MUST KNOW THAT YOU REPRESENT ME.....TRY TO IMBIBE SOME OF MY


QUALITIES....SOME OF MY QUALITIES....
YOU MUST SHOW PATIENCE.
NOW THE BEST WAY WOULD BE TO PRAY. PRAYER IS A VERY GREAT THING FOR SAHAJA YOGIS.
PRAY WITH YOUR HEART. FIRST OF ALL YOU MUST ASK FOR STRENGTH FROM MOTHER”....

O MOTHER, PLEASE GIVE ME STRENGTH SO THAT I WILL BE GENUINE AND WON’T DECEIVE
MYSELF;
GIVE ME STRENGTH THAT I MAY FACE MYSELF,
AND TRY TO IMPROVE MYSELF.

PLEASE FORGIVE ME SHRI MOTHER


I HAVE BEEN IGNORANT,
I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO,
I HAVE MADE MISTAKES.

PLEASE GIVE ME A SWEET TONGUE,


A METHOD BY WHICH I BECOME COMMUNICATIVE WITH OTHERS,
SO THAT THEY RESPECT ME, LIKE ME AND ENJOY MY PRESENCE.
PLEASE GIVE ME STRENGTH,
GIVE ME LOVE,
GIVE ME THAT BEAUTY OF CULTURE
AND BEAUTY OF UNDERSTANDING SO THAT EVERYBODY
LOVES ME AND WANTS ME.

PLEASE GIVE ME THE SENSE OF SECURITY OF MY SPIRIT,


SO THAT I DO NOT FEEL INSECURE AND TROUBLE
OTHERS OR GET ANGRY.
PLEASE GIVE ME THE SENSE OF MY OWN DIGNITY SO THAT I DO NOT FEEL BELITTLED OR
SOMEONE MAY BELITTLE ME.

PLEASE GIVE ME THE STRENGTH THAT GIVES ME


MY WITNESS STATE, THAT GIVES ME SATISFACTION.
PLEASE LET ME FEEL SATISFACTION FOR WHAT I HAVE - WHATEVER I HAVE, WHATEVER I EAT,
EVERYTHING.
PLEASE TAKE MY ATTENTION AWAY FROM ALL THOSE THINGS.

WHEREVER MY ATTENTION IS GOING,


PLEASE GIVE ME STRENGTH TO PULL IT BACK.
TEACH ME HOW TO AVOID THINGS THAT TEMPT ME,
THAT TAKE AWAY MY ATTENTION, TAKE AWAY MY THOUGHTS.
PLEASE GIVE ME THE WITNESS STATE BY WHICH I SEE
THE WHOLE DRAMA.

LET ME NEVER SPITE OTHERS OR CRITICISE OTHERS.


LET ME SEE MY MISTAKES, NOT OTHERS’.
LET ME SEE WHY PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY WITH ME.

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GIVE ME STRENGTH TO HAVE A VERY SWEET TONGUE AND
A SWEET NATURE,
THAT OTHERS MAY ENJOY MY COMPANY.
LET ME BE LIKE A FLOWER AND NOT A THORN.

PLEASE KEEP ME AWAY FROM EGO THAT GIVES ME IDEAS THAT I AM SUPERIOR TO OTHERS,
AND TAKES AWAY MY MEEKNESS AND HUMILITY.
PLEASE GIVE ME NATURAL HUMILITY BY WHICH I CAN PENETRATE INTO THE HEARTS OF
PEOPLE.
PLEASE GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO GROW SO I CAN PLEASE YOU AND MAKE YOU HAPPY.

“THE ONLY THING THAT WILL REALLY GIVE ME HAPPINESS IS... THAT THE WAY I LOVE
YOU... YOU LOVE EACH OTHER”.

PRAYER DERIVED FROM “ADVICE TO CHELSHAM ROAD BY SHRI MATAJI”, 26TH SEPTEMBER 1980

PRAYER TO THE ALMIGHTY

“YOU MUST PRAY TO GOD AND ASK WHAT YOU WANT.


ASK FOR...

COMPLETE SATISFACTION IN MY HEART,


JOY IN MY HEART, BLISS IN MY HEART;
SO THAT THE WHOLE WORLD BECOMES BLISSFUL.
GIVE ME LOVE, LOVE, THAT I COULD LOVE THE WHOLE WORLD, AND THAT THE WHOLE WORLD
BECOMES ONE IN LOVE.
GIVE SALVATION TO THE ENTIRE HUMANITY,
WHICH IS SUFFERING.
TAKE ME TO YOUR FEET.
CLEANSE ME WITH THY LOVE.

NOW SEE IF THERE IS GOD OR NOT. YOU CAN FEEL IT. WITHIN YOURSELF HE HEARS YOU.
HE IS THE GLORY OF ALL THE GLORY.

HE LOVES YOU, HE PROTECTS YOU, HE GUIDES YOU. HE HAS CREATED YOU TO BE REALLY HIS
LOVE. BUT ACCEPT IT.

ANY TIME ANY THOUGHT IS COMING TO YOU - PRAY;


AND YOU WILL BE MOVING IN THE WAY OF THAT OCEAN
WHICH IS THE UNCONSCIOUS MIND, WHICH STARTS WITH THOUGHTLESS AWARENESS.

IF YOU CANNOT BECOME THOUGHTLESS, YOU PRAY TO HIM:

FORGIVE ME FOR WHAT I’VE DONE, AND FORGIVE THOSE WHO HAVE DONE HARM TO ME.”

SHRI MATAJI, BOMBAY, 9TH FEBRUARY 1975.

PRAYER FOR SHRI MATAJI’S GOOD HEALTH

SHRI MATAJI, WE ALL THE SAHAJA YOGIS OF THE WORLD


PRAY FOR YOUR GOOD HEALTH AND LONG LIFE.

(THREE TIMES)

MORNING PRAYER

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MAY I THIS DAY, BE WHAT YOU’D HAVE ME BE
MAY I THIS DAY, SAY WHAT YOU’D HAVE ME SAY
MAY I THIS DAY, BE PART AND PARCEL OF THE WHOLE
AND MAY MY THOUGHTS BE OF A REALISED SOUL
MAY I THIS DAY, HAVE LOVE FOR ALL MANKIND
SHRI MOTHER, BE IN MY HEART AND IN MY MIND.

EVENING PRAYER

SHRI MA, THE DAY IS DONE;


MY HEART AND BODY
CRAVE THE BOON OF SLEEP.
FOR EVERY VICTORY I’VE WON,
FOR EVERY BATTLE LOST -
I LAY THEM AT YOUR FEET.

SHRI MA, THE WORLD IS DARK:


MY MIND IS STILLED.
I HAVE NO THOUGHTS OR CARES;
AND EVEN THOUGH MY EGO BARKS,
MY CUP IS FILLED.
I KNOW THAT YOU ARE THERE.

SHRI MA, BE IN MY HEART


AND GUIDE MY SOUL
WHERE ONLY ANGELS ARE.
MAKE ALL THAT’S NEGATIVE DEPART -
MY SUBTLE BODY WHOLE.
YOU ARE MY SHIELD - SHRI MA.

MOTHER, PLEASE COME IN MY HEART

MOTHER, PLEASE COME IN MY HEART


LET ME CLEAN MY HEART SO THAT YOU ARE THERE
PUT YOUR FEET INTO MY HEART
LET YOUR FEET BE WORSHIPPED IN MY HEART
LET ME NOT BE IN DELUSION
TAKE ME AWAY FROM ILLUSIONS
KEEP ME IN REALITY
TAKE AWAY THE SHEEN OF SUPERFICIALITY
LET ME ENJOY YOUR FEET IN MY HEART
LET ME SEE YOUR FEET IN MY HEART.

ORIGINAL VERSION BY SHRI MATAJI.


LONDON, OCTOBER 1984

MOTHER, PLEASE TEACH ME TO LOVE AND FORGIVE

MOTHER, PLEASE TEACH ME TO LOVE AND FORGIVE


LET NOTHING TAKE MY ATTENTION AWAY FROM YOU
PLEASE LIFT ME FROM MYTHS INTO REALITY
PLEASE LET ME DEVELOP THE MAJESTY AND THE DIGNITY I SHOULD POSSESS AS YOUR CHILD
MAY I BE UNPERTURBED AND UNAFFECTED BY ANYONE OR ANYTHING
PLEASE NEVER LET ME FORGET OR DEVIATE FROM THE GREAT MISSION WHICH IS THE PURPOSE
OF MY EXISTENCE.

OATH

“WHATEVER IS THE PAST OF MY COUNTRY,


I WILL BE THE OPPOSITE.

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I WILL BE HONEST WITH MYSELF,
I WILL NOT DECEIVE MYSELF OR ANYONE.

FOR US MOTHER IS SO POWERFUL,


WHY SHOULD WE BE AFRAID OF ANYTHING.”

SHRI GANESHA PUJA,


GANARAJ, MATTERHORN, HOLY MOUNTAIN
SWITZERLAND, 2 SEPTEMBER 1984.

PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS (ENGLISH AND SANSKRIT)

I KNOW NOT HOW TO INVOKE YOU,


I KNOW NOT HOW TO WORSHIP YOU,
I KNOW NOT HOW TO PRAY TO YOU -
FORGIVE ME, ADI SHAKTI.

I HAVE NO MANTRAS, NO KRIYA,


NO BHAKTI, OH GREAT GODDESS,
AND YET - WHATEVER MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN TO YOU,
PLEASE FULFIL THEM, MOTHER, THROUGH YOUR GRACE.

ALL SINS HAVE CEASED, MY SORROWS TOO,


MY POVERTY HAS DISAPPEARED SINCE
I HAVE RECEIVED YOUR CHAITANYA AND
HAVE BEEN BLESSED BY YOUR APPEARANCE.

I KNOW NOT HOW TO SURRENDER TO YOU AND


HOW TO ACCEPT YOU;
I SURRENDER TO YOU AGAIN,
PLEASE HAVE MERCY ON ME -
SAVE ME, OH MOTHER,
SAVE ME, OH MOTHER,
SAVE ME, OH FATHER.

I MUST HAVE COMMITTED A THOUSAND SINS IN


MY LIFE FROM DAY TO DAY.
PLEASE ACCEPT ME AS YOUR SERVANT -
OH MOTHER, FORGIVE ME,
OH MOTHER, FORGIVE ME,
OH FATHER, FORGIVE ME.

AWAHANAM NA JANAMI,
NA JANAMI TAWARCHANAM,
POOJAM CHAIWA NA JANAMI -
KSHAMYATAM PARAMESHWARI.

MANTRAHINAM, KRIYAHINAM,
BHAKTIHINAM SURESWARI,
YAT PUJITAM MAYA DEVI
PARI PURNAM TADASTU ME.

GATAM PAPAM, GATAM DUKHAM,


GATAM DARIDRYA ME WACHE,
AGATAH PARAMA CHAITANYAM
POONYAHAM TAWADARSHANAT.

ANYATHA SHARANAM NASTI,


TWAMEWA SHARANAM MAMA,
TASMAT KARUNYA BHAVENA -
RAKSH’ RAKSH’ PARAMESHWARI,
RAKSH’ RAKSH’ PARAMESHWARI,
RAKSH’ RAKSH’ PARAMESHWARA.

APRADHA SHASTRANI,
KRIYANTE AHARNISHAM MAYA

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DASOHAM ITI MA-MATWA -
KSHAMASWA PARAMESHWARI,
KSHAMASWA PARAMESHWARI,
KSHAMASWA PARAMESHWARA.

MAY OUR ‘I’ CONSCIOUSNESS FADE AWAY

“WHY SHOULD ONE BRAG OF ONE’S ACHIEVEMENTS? YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT WHATEVER IS
BEING DONE BY YOU, IS ALL GOD’S POWER I.E. WORKING OF ADI SHAKTI AND YOU ARE ONLY
THE WITNESSES TO SEE THESE MIRACLES. FOR ACHIEVING THAT STAGE YOU SHOULD PRAY....

MAY OUR ‘I’ CONSCIOUSNESS FADE AWAY,


MAY THE TRUTH THAT ALL OF US ARE SMALL PARTS
OF YOUR BEING, BE ASSIMILATED WITHIN US,
SO THAT YOUR DIVINE BLISS WOULD RESONATE EVERY
PARTICLE OF OUR BODIES,
AND THIS LIFE WOULD BE FILLED WITH BEAUTIFUL MELODIES ENCHANTING THE WHOLE
MANKIND,
AND WOULD SHOW LIGHT TO THE REST OF THE WORLD”.

SHRI MATAJI,
(FROM TRANSLATION OF OLD MARATHI LETTER)

LET THERE REST IN THIS HOUSE

LET THERE REST IN THIS HOUSE


THE SPIRIT OF LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP

LET THERE REST IN THIS HOUSE


THE SPIRIT OF PATIENCE AND HOPE

LET THERE REST IN THIS HOUSE


THE SPIRIT OF WARM ATTENTION

LET THERE REST IN THIS HOUSE


THE SPIRIT OF TENDER CARE

LET THERE REST IN THIS HOUSE


THE SPIRIT THAT CURES AND PROTECTS

LET THERE REST IN THIS HOUSE


THE SPIRIT THAT FOUNDS COLLECTIVITY

LET THERE REST IN THIS HOUSE


THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD

WRITTEN ON STONE IN BELGIUM PRESENTED TO SAHAJA YOGIS AT MAHALAKSHMI PUJA BELGIUM


21/9/86

THE SEVENTH COMMUNION

THE SEVENTH COMMUNION IS WITH


OUR EARTHLY MOTHER,
SHE WHO SENDS FORTH HER ANGELS
TO GUIDE THE ROOTS OF MAN
AND SEND THEM DEEP INTO THE BLESSED SOIL.
WE INVOKE THE EARTHLY MOTHER!
THE HOLY PRESERVER!
THE MAINTAINER!
IT IS SHE WHO WILL RESTORE THE WORLD!

FROM THE GOSPEL OF THE ESSENES.

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SPEAK TO US OF PRAYER

THEN A PRIESTESS SAID, SPEAK TO US OF PRAYER.


AND HE ANSWERED, SAYING:
YOU PRAY IN YOUR DISTRESS AND IN YOUR NEED;
WOULD THAT YOU MIGHT PRAY ALSO IN THE FULLNESS
OF YOUR JOY AND IN YOUR DAYS OF ABUNDANCE.

FOR WHAT IS PRAYER BUT THE EXPANSION OF YOURSELF


INTO THE LIVING ETHER?
AND IF IT IS FOR YOUR COMFORT TO POUR YOUR DARKNESS
INTO SPACE,
IT IS ALSO FOR YOUR DELIGHT TO POUR FORTH THE
DAWNING OF YOUR HEART.
AND IF YOU CANNOT BUT WEEP WHEN YOUR SOUL
SUMMONS YOU TO PRAYER,
SHE SHOULD SPUR YOU AGAIN AND YET AGAIN, THOUGH
WEEPING, UNTIL YOU SHALL COME LAUGHING.
WHEN YOU PRAY YOU RISE TO MEET IN THE AIR
THOSE WHO ARE PRAYING AT THAT VERY HOUR,
AND WHOM SAVE IN PRAYER YOU MAY NOT MEET.

THEREFORE LET YOUR VISIT TO THAT TEMPLE INVISIBLE


BE FOR NAUGHT
BUT ECSTASY AND SWEET COMMUNION.
FOR IF YOU SHOULD ENTER THE TEMPLE FOR NO OTHER
PURPOSE THAN ASKING YOU SHALL NOT RECEIVE:
AND IF YOU SHOULD ENTER INTO IT TO HUMBLE YOURSELF
YOU SHALL NOT BE LIFTED:
OR EVEN IF YOU SHOULD ENTER INTO IT TO BEG FOR THE
GOOD OF OTHERS YOU SHALL NOT BE HEARD.
IT IS ENOUGH THAT YOU ENTER THE TEMPLE INVISIBLE.

I CANNOT TEACH YOU HOW TO PRAY IN WORDS.


GOD LISTENS NOT TO YOUR WORDS SAVE WHEN HE HIMSELF
UTTERS THEM THROUGH YOUR LIPS.
AND I CANNOT TEACH YOU THE PRAYER OF THE SEAS AND
THE FORESTS AND THE MOUNTAINS.

BUT YOU WHO ARE BORN OF THE MOUNTAINS AND THE FORESTS AND THE SEAS CAN FIND THEIR
PRAYER IN YOUR HEART, AND IF YOU BUT LISTEN IN THE STILLNESS OF THE NIGHT YOU
SHALL HEAR THEM SAYING IN SILENCE:
“OUR GOD, WHO ART OUR WINGED SELF, IT IS THY WILL IN US THAT WILLETH.
IT IS THY DESIRE IN US THAT DESIRETH.
IT IS THY URGE IN US THAT WOULD TURN OUR NIGHTS, WHICH ARE THINE, INTO DAYS, WHICH
ARE THINE ALSO.
WE CANNOT ASK THEE FOR AUGHT, FOR THOU KNOWEST OUR NEEDS BEFORE THEY ARE BORN IN
US:
THOU ART OUR NEED;
AND IN GIVING US MORE OF THYSELF THOU GIVEST US ALL.”

FROM THE PROPHET,


KAHLIL GIBRAN.

INVOCATION (ENGLISH & SANSKRIT)

THROUGH THE SIGHT OF SELF SURRENDER,


LET MY PRATTLE BECOME RECITATION OF YOUR NAME,
THE MOVEMENT OF MY LIMBS, GESTURES OF YOUR WORSHIP
MY WALK, PERAMBULATION AROUND YOU
MY FOOD, SACRIFICIAL OFFERING TO YOU.
MY LYING DOWN, PROSTRATION TO YOU.
WHATEVER I DO FOR MY PLEASURE,
LET IT BECOME TRANSFORMED INTO AN ACT OF WORSHIP TO YOU.

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JAPO JALPAH SHILPAM SAKALAMAPI MUDRAAVIRACHANAA
GATIH PRAADAKSHINYA-KRAMPNA-MASHANAA DYAAHUTI VIDHIH
PRANAAM SANVESHAH SUKHAMA KHILAMAATMAARPANA DRUSHAA
SARYAAPARYAAS TAVA BHAVATU YANME VILASITAM.

SHRI ADI SHANKARACHARYA

JESUS SAID

JESUS SAID, WHEN YOU PRAY, GO TO YOUR PRIVATE ROOM,


AND WHEN YOU HAVE SHUT YOUR DOOR,
PRAY TO YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN THAT SECRET PLACE,
AND YOUR FATHER WHO SEES ALL THAT IS DONE IN
SECRET WILL REWARD.
IN YOUR PRAYERS DO NOT BABBLE AS THE PAGANS DO,
FOR THEY THINK THAT BY USING MANY WORDS THEY WILL
MAKE THEMSELVES HEARD.
BE NOT LIKE THEM;
YOUR FATHER KNOWS WHAT YOU NEED BEFORE YOU ASK HIM.
SO YOU SHOULD PRAY LIKE THIS:
OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN, MAY YOUR NAME BE HELD HOLY,
YOUR KINGDOM COME, YOUR WILL BE DONE,
ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN.
GIVE US TODAY OUR DAILY BREAD.
AND FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS,
AS WE HAVE FORGIVEN THOSE WHO ARE IN DEBT TO US.
AND DO NOT PUT US TO THE TEST,
BUT SAVE US FROM THE EVIL ONE.

FROM THE JERUSALEM BIBLE, MATTHEW.

“ONLY HIS NAME CAN TAKE YOU AWAY FROM YOUR POSSESSIONS.
LORD’S PRAYER HAS GOT ALL THE ESSENCE TO TAKE AWAY THE POSSESSIONS.” SHRI
MATAJI.

THE LORD’S PRAYER (STANDARD VERSION)

OUR FATHER,
WHO ART IN HEAVEN,
HALLOWED BE THY NAME.
THY KINGDOM COME,
THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH,
AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.
GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD
AND FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES
AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US,
AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION,
BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL.
FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, THE POWER AND THE GLORY.
FOR EVER AND EVER. AMEN.

THE LORD’S PRAYER FOR CHILDREN

OUR FATHER, WHO LIVES IN HEAVEN,


MAY THE WORLD KNOW YOU FOR THE GREAT BEING
THAT YOU REALLY ARE.
MAY THE WORLD BECOME A HEAVENLY PLACE
AND MAY LIFE BE LIVED AS YOU WANT IT TO BE;
JUST AS IT IS LIVED IN HEAVEN.
MAY WE HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT EACH DAY:
AND FORGIVE US WHEN WE DO BAD THINGS,
IN JUST THE SAME AMOUNT
AS WE FORGIVE ANYONE WHO IS UNKIND TO US.
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STOP US FROM WANTING TO DO WRONG
AND PROTECT US FROM ANYTHING THAT IS HARMFUL;
BECAUSE YOU CONTROL EVERYTHING
AND HAVE THE POWER TO DO WHATEVER YOU LIKE.
FOR YOU ARE THE GREATEST BEING IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE
AND WILL BE THERE FOR EVER AND EVER. AMEN.

THE LORD’S PRAYER FOR LITTLE CHILDREN

DEAR GOD, WHO IS EVERYBODY’S DADDY


AND WHO LIVES IN A MOST MAGICAL PLACE.
MAY EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD KNOW HOW WONDERFUL YOU ARE.
WE PRAY THAT ALL THE GOOD THINGS THAT YOU WANT TO HAPPEN TO ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE
WORLD,
WILL HAPPEN HERE,
JUST AS IT DOES IN THAT MAGICAL PLACE WHERE YOU LIVE,
CALLED HEAVEN.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT THERE WILL ALWAYS BE FOOD FOR US WHEN WE FEEL HUNGRY.
AND IF WE TRY NOT TO BE CROSS WITH ANYONE WHO
IS UNKIND TO US,
WILL YOU TRY NOT TO BE TOO CROSS WITH US
WHEN WE ARE NAUGHTY.
HELP US NOT TO THINK BAD THOUGHTS.
AND STOP ANYTHING THAT IS NASTY FROM HAPPENING TO US.
BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT YOU CAN DO ANYTHING -
AND THAT YOU ARE THE CLEVEREST AND MOST WONDERFUL
PERSON IN THE WHOLE WORLD.
AND WE KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE THERE TO HELP US
FOR EVER AND EVER.
DEAR GOD.

PRAYER FOR THE AGNYA

OUR FATHER, WHICH ART IN HEAVEN,


MAY THY SON BE THE LEAVEN OF
OUR SOULS, TO MAKE THEM RISE
IN GLORY AND AFLAME.
SO TRULY HALLOWED BE THY NAME.
FOR WE, THY JOURNEYING CHILDREN
FEEL AS ONE AND LONG TO SEE
THY KINGDOM COME.
WE KNOW THE BATTLE MUST BE FOUGHT:
AND AT WHAT PRICE HAS JESUS
BOUGHT OUR FREEDOM TO BECOME.
WE CANNOT SHIRK THE TASK AHEAD -
WE CAN BUT SAY AS JESUS SAID;
“FATHER, THY WILL BE DONE!”
FOR HERE ON EARTH WITH CHAKRAS SEVEN;
SO MUST WE BE AS ’TIS IN HEAVEN.
AND SALLYING FORTH - UPLIFTED HEAD,
WE CARE NOT FOR OUR DAILY BREAD:
FOR JUST AS HE, A BABE, WAS FED,
SO TOO HIS MOTHER FONDLY SAID
TO ALL YOUR CHILDREN HERE ON EARTH;
EACH ONE THAT TRIES TO PROVE HIS WORTH;
THAT LONG BEFORE HIS BATTLE WINS,
WILL LOVINGLY FORGIVE OUR SINS;
PROVIDED WE LIKEWISE REPAY,
THOSE WHO AGGRESS US ON THE WAY.
SO LEAD US FROM TEMPTATION’S LAIR
AND GUIDE US THROUGH THAT EVIL SNARE
OF SATANS MAKE; THAT IS SO HARD
FOR US TO SPY: AND ONCE ENSNARED
TO BREAK! DEAR FATHER, ALL
IS THINE WE KNOW; THE POWER AND THE GLORY
SO - EVEN AS THE LAMB WAS SLAIN,
WE HUMBLY BEG TO RISE AGAIN:

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TO CLAIM OUR OWN DIVINITY
IN PENITANCE TO JOURNEY HOME:
TO GLORY IN THY KINGDOM COME
AND LIVE THERE TILL INFINITY!

OUR FATHER AND OUR MOTHER

(MORE ON THE LORD’S PRAYER .... TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO, JESUS GAVE US THE LORD’S
PRAYER. TIMES HAVE CHANGED, THE HELPER THAT JESUS PROMISED IS NOW ACTUALLY WITH
US IN PERSON. THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE LORD’S PRAYER TO BE NOT A PRAYER, BUT AN
AFFIRMATION, A STATEMENT OF FACT. HERE IS A PROPOSAL:)

OUR FATHER YOU ARE EVER WITH US,


YOUR LOVE IS EVIDENT IN THE PRESENCE OF OUR MOTHER.
HALLOWED IS YOUR NAME.

BY THE ENERGY AND LOVE OF OUR MOTHER


YOUR KINGDOM IS ESTABLISHED THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE.
YOUR WILL IS ALWAYS DONE, EVERYWHERE, BY EVERYONE.

BY YOUR GRACE, BY THE MERCY OF OUR MOTHER,


ALL OUR NEEDS ARE AMPLY FULFILLED.
WITHOUT EXCEPTION WE DO YOUR WILL,
NO ONE STANDS OPPOSED TO YOU,
NO ONE TRANSGRESSES AGAINST US.

THERE IS NO TEMPTATION,
OUR MOTHER HAS DELIVERED US FROM EVIL.
YOURS IS THE KINGDOM, OUR MOTHER IS THE POWER,
YOURS IS THE GLORY.
OURS IS YOUR GRACE, MOTHER’S LOVE IS OURS,
OURS IS THE JOY OF LIFE.
IT SHALL BE SO FOR EVER AND EVER.

JAI MATAJI.

HAIL MARY

HAIL MARY, FULL OF GRACE


THE LORD IS WITH THEE,
BLESSED ART THOU AMONGST WOMEN
AND BLESSED IS THE FRUIT OF THY WOMB, JESUS.
AMEN.

OUR HOLY MOTHER

OUR HOLY MOTHER, RESIDING EVERYWHERE


HOLY IS YOUR NAME.
TRULY YOU ARE NIRMALA
AND THE THREE WORLDS SING YOUR FAME.
YOU ARE MAHASHAKTI, YOU ARE KALKI
YOURS IS THE LAST JUDGEMENT.
YOU ARE THE CREATOR AND THE PRESERVER,
TO DESTROY THE EVIL YOU CAME.

YOU ARE THE TEACHER, YOU ARE THE KNOWLEDGE


YOU ARE THE LITERATURE TO UNDERSTAND THE KNOWLEDGE.
YOU ARE THE POETRY, YOU ARE THE LITERATURE
YOU ARE THE SPEECH, YOU ARE THE SILENCE.

YOU ARE THE SUN, YOU ARE THE MOON


YOU ARE THE STAR THAT SHINES IN THE DOOM
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YOU ARE THE LIVING, YOU ARE THE LIFE
AND YOU ARE THE EARTH THAT BEARS LIFE.

YOU ARE JOY, YOU ARE HAPPINESS


AND THE ONE WHO PRAYS TO YOU RECEIVES ETERNAL HAPPINESS.
THE MOTHER OF LORD GANESHA, KARTIKEYA AND JESUS ARE YOU.
O MOTHER ACCEPT US SAHAJA YOGIS AS YOUR CHILDREN TOO.

OUR HOLY MOTHER, RESIDING EVERYWHERE


HOLY IS YOUR NAME.
HOLY IS YOUR NAME.

GURU PURNIMA, 1982.

PRAYER FOR THE RIGHT SIDE

AMEN.
OBEISANCE TO SHRI GANESHA FOR EVER AND EVER.
AUM. AMEN.
SALUTATIONS TO RAJA JANAKA, KING AND SATGURU
SALUTATIONS TO SHRI BHARATA, THE PURE AND FAITHFUL
SALUTATIONS TO SHRI LAXMANA, THE BRAVE AND WRATHFUL
SALUTATIONS TO THE ROYAL PRINCES OF AYODHYA, LAV AND KUSH
AMEN.

GLORY AND PRAISE TO THE LIGHT OF THE ARYANS, RAJA RAM, THE PURUSHOTTAMA AND TO HIS
SHAKTI SHRI SITA, MOTHER OF ALL GRACE AND DAUGHTER OF THE EARTH.

WE THE SAHAJA YOGIS OF THE WORLD REQUEST PERMISSION


TO SEEK THE HELP OF SHRI HANUMAN.

OBEISANCE, GLORY AND PRAISE TO HER, SHRI MATAJI NIRMALA DEVI, SAKSHAT SHRI ADI
SHAKTI.

WE THE SAHAJA YOGIS OF THE WORLD HUMBLY ASK HER


PERMISSION TO INVOKE THE GUIDANCE OF SHRI HANUMAN.

NOW THE PRAYER;

SHRI HANUMAN, YOU ARE THE GREAT ARCHANGEL WHO CARRIES THE COMMANDS OF GOD IN THE
RAJO GUNA OF THE VIRATA.

SALUTATIONS TO YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN.

YOU ARE THE SON OF THE WIND GOD BECAUSE YOU ARE BORN IN THE DIVINE VIBRATIONS.

SALUTATIONS TO YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN.

YOU ARE THE ONE WHO HAS BEEN CALLED HERMES, MERCURY AND GABRIEL AND WHO BROUGHT
GUIDANCE TO MANKIND.

SALUTATIONS TO YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN.

YOU ARE THE ONE WHO SPOKE THE WORD OF GOD TO SHRI SITA, THE VIRGIN MARY AND THE
PROPHET MOHAMMED.

SALUTATIONS TO YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN.

YOU ARE THE ONE WHO HAS BEEN THE GURU OF SHIVAJI TO LIBERATE MAHARASHTRA.

SALUTATIONS TO YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN.

YOU ARE THE MASTER OF THE SIDDHIS.

SALUTATIONS TO YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN.

YOU ARE THE ELDER BROTHER WHO GIVES STRENGTH TO


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BHIMA AND ALL THE YOGIS.

SALUTATIONS TO YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN.

YOU SHONE ON ARJUNA’S FLAG TO ILLUMINE THE CROWN


OF SHRI KRISHNA.

SALUTATIONS TO YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN.

AS A CHILD, YOU JUMPED TO SWALLOW THE SUN, THEREBY PROVING YOUR MASTERY OVER THE
RIGHT SIDE.

SALUTATIONS TO YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN.

YOU BROUGHT THE HEALING GRASS TO LAKSHMANA, THEREBY RESTORING THE MIGHT OF THE
RIGHT SIDE.

SALUTATIONS TO YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN.

SHRI HANUMAN, WE GET LOST IN THE RIGHT SIDE; TOSSED AROUND IN EGO’S YELLOW
BALLOON; WASTED IN SELFISH PURSUITS AND WORRIES.

PLEASE MAKE US COMPETENT MESSENGERS TO MANIFEST


THE VISION OF SHRI ADI SHAKTI.

YOU MAKE USE OF THE DIVINE HUMOUR TO EXPOSE THE EGO


AND ITS WORKS.

PLEASE MAKE US COMPETENT MESSENGERS TO MANIFEST


THE VISION OF SHRI ADI SHAKTI.

YOU BRING THE PERCEPTION OF TRUTH IN THE PRECONSCIOUS MIND OF THE YOGIS.

PLEASE MAKE US COMPETENT MESSENGERS TO MANIFEST


THE VISION OF SHRI ADI SHAKTI.

YOU TEACH ACTION IN INACTION THROUGH THE SILENT DYNAMISM OF SAHAJA MEDITATION.

PLEASE MAKE US COMPETENT MESSENGERS TO MANIFEST


THE VISION OF SHRI ADI SHAKTI.

YOU TEACH INACTION IN ACTION THROUGH DETACHMENT AND THE SURRENDER OF THE FRUITS OF
ACTION.

PLEASE MAKE US COMPETENT MESSENGERS TO MANIFEST


THE VISION OF SHRI ADI SHAKTI.

YOUR ACTION IS EFFORTLESS PLAY BECAUSE IT DOES NOT


LOAD THE EGO.

PLEASE MAKE US COMPETENT MESSENGERS TO MANIFEST


THE VISION OF SHRI ADI SHAKTI.

YOU DEFEATED THE GANDHARVAS TO DISPLAY YOUR IMPATIENCE WITH FRIVOLITY.

PLEASE MAKE US COMPETENT MESSENGERS TO MANIFEST


THE VISION OF SHRI ADI SHAKTI.

YOU SET LANKA ON FIRE TO CURB THE PRIDE OF THE ARROGANT.

PLEASE MAKE US COMPETENT MESSENGERS TO MANIFEST


THE VISION OF SHRI ADI SHAKTI.

YOU ARE THE PERFECT ARCHETYPE OF COMPLETE ANGELIC OBEDIENCE, AND TOTAL EFFICIENCY.

PLEASE MAKE US COMPETENT MESSENGERS TO MANIFEST


THE VISION OF SHRI ADI SHAKTI.

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YOUR ACTION IS NOTHING BUT A THOUGHT OF SHRI ADI SHAKTI.

PLEASE MAKE US COMPETENT MESSENGERS TO MANIFEST


THE VISION OF SHRI ADI SHAKTI.

YOUR ACTION IS TO MATERIALISE THE DESIRE OF


SHRI ADI SHAKTI.

PLEASE MAKE US COMPETENT MESSENGERS TO MANIFEST


THE VISION OF SHRI ADI SHAKTI.

YOUR ACTION IS TO MAKE THE VISION OF SHRI ADI SHAKTI


COME TRUE.

PLEASE MAKE US COMPETENT MESSENGERS TO MANIFEST


THE VISION OF SHRI ADI SHAKTI.

SHRI MATAJI, THOU ART SAKSHAT SHRI ADI SHAKTI.


THY VISION IS OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF MAN IN THE
UNITY OF THE SPIRIT.
THY VISION IS OF ACTING COMPASSION, SERENE JOY AND SPIRITUAL FULFILMENT.

MAY WE, THY CHILDREN OF THE WORLD, LEARN TO USE OUR RIGHT SIDE FOR THE
MANIFESTATION OF THY GREATEST GLORY.

SHRI MATAJI, WE BOW TO THEE AGAIN AND AGAIN.

AMEN.

GANESHA ATHARVA SHEERSHA (SANSKRIT)

OM NAMASTE GANAPATAYE TWAMEVA PRATYAKSHAM TATTWAM ASI. TWAMEVA KEVALAM KARTASI.


TWAMEVA KEVALAM DHARTASI. TWAMEVA KEVALAM HARTASI. TWAMEVA SARVAM KHALVIDAM
BRAHMASI. TWAM SAKSHAT ATMASI NITYAM.

RITAM VACHMI. SATYAM VACHMI.


AVA TWAM MAM. AVA VAKTARAM. AVA SHROTARAM. AVA DATARAM. AVA DHATARAM. AVA NOO
CHANAM. AVA SHISHYAM. AVA PASH CHAT TAT. AVA PURAS TAT. AVOT TARAT TAT, AVA
DAKSHINAT TAT. AVA CHOR DHVAT TAT. AVA DHARAT TAT. SARVATO MAM PAHI PAHI SAMAN
TAT.

TWAM VANG MAYAS TWAM CHIN MAYAH. TWAM ANANDA MAYAS TWAM BRAHMA MAYAH. TWAM SAT
CHIT ANANDA DVITIYOSI. TWAM PRATYAKSHAM BRAHMASI. TWAM GYANA MAYO VIGYANA
MAYOSI. SARVAM JAGADIDAM TWATTO JAYATE. SARVAM JAGADIDAM TWAT TAS TISH THATI.
SARVAM JAGADIDAM TWAYI LAYA ME SHYATI. SARVAM JAGADIDAM TWAYI PRATYETI. TWAM
BHOOMI RAPO NALO NILO NABHAH. TWAM CHATVARI VAK PADANI.

TWAM GUNA TRAYA TEETAH. TWAM DEHA TRAYA TEETAH. TWAM KALA TRAYA TEETAH. TWAM
MOOLA DHARA STHITOSI NITYAM. TWAM SHAKTI TRAYAT MAKAH. TWAM YOGINO DHYAYANTI
NITYAM. TWAM BRAHMA TWAM VISHNUS TWAM RUDRAS TWAM INDRAS TWAM AGNIS TWAM
VAYUS TWAM SOORYAS TWAM CHANDRAMAS TWAM BRAHMA BHOOR BHUVAH SWAROM.

GANADIM POORVA MUCH CHARYA VARNA DIM TADA NAN TARAM. ANUS VARAH PARA TARAH.
ARDHENDU LASITAM TARE NA RUDDHAM. ETAT TAVA MANUSWA ROOPAM. GAKARAH POORVA
ROOPAM. AKARO MADHYAMA ROOPAM. ANUSWARASH CHANTYA ROOPAM. BINDU RUT TARA
ROOPAM. NADAH SANDHA NAM. SANHITA SANDHIH. SAISHA GANESHA VIDYA. GANAKA
RISHIHI. NICH RID GAYATRI CHANDAH. GANAPATIR DEVATA. OM GAM GANAPATAYE NAMAH.

EKA DANTAYA VIDMAHE. VAKRA TUNDAYA DHEEMAHI. TANNO DANTIH PRACHODAYAT.


EKADANTAM CHATUR HASTAM PASHAM ANKUSH DHARINAM. RADAM CHA VARADAM HASTAIR BI
BHRANAM MOOSHAK DHVAJAM. RAKTAM LAMBODARAM SHOORPA KARNAKAM

RAKTA VASASAM. RAKTA GANDHANU LIPTANGAM RAKTA PUSHPAIHI SUPOOJITAM. BHAKTANU


KAMPINAM DEVAM JAGAT KARANAMA CHYUTAM. AVIR BHOOTAM CHA SRISHTYADAU PRAKRITEHE
PURUSHAT PARAM. EVAM DHYA YATI YO NITYAM SA YOGI YOGINAM VARAH.

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NAMO VRATAPATAYE NAMO GANAPATAYE NAMAHA PRAMATH PATAYE NAMASTE ASTU LAMBODARAYA
EKADANTAYA VIGHNA NASHINE SHIVA SUTAYA SHREE VARADA MOORTAYE NAMAHA.

SAKSHAT SHRI ADI SHAKTI BHAGAWATI MATAJI SHRI NIRMALA DEVI NAMO NAMAH.

“MAHARASTRA IS THE COUNTRY WHERE I WOULD SAY THE GANESHA PRINCIPLE IS VERY STRONG.
BECAUSE THERE ARE 8 GANESHAS WHICH HAVE COME OUT OF THE MOTHER EARTH. AND ALL THE
THREE POWERS ARE REPRESENTED BY MOTHER EARTH ALSO HERE, MAHAKALI, MAHALAKSHMI,
MAHASARASWATI. SO THE WHOLE PLACE IS VERY VIBRATED, THE MOTHER EARTH IS VERY MUCH
VIBRATED.

NOW IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEM OF MOOLADHARA, FOR EXAMPLE, ON THIS LAND IF YOU SIT
DOWN ON THE GROUND, PUT MY PHOTOGRAPH IN FRONT OF YOU, PUT YOUR LEFT HAND TOWARDS
THE PHOTOGRAPH AND THE RIGHT HAND ON THE MOTHER EARTH, AND SAY THE MANTRA OF SHRI
GANESHA AND THE GANESHA ATHARVA SHEERSHA, YOUR LEFT SIDE WILL BE CURED.

....SO IF YOU TAKE VIBRATIONS ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE THEN YOU CLEAR OUT YOUR
MOOLADHARA IN SUCH A MANNER THAT THE PROBLEMS OF THE MOOLADHARA ARE SOLVED. THAT
IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR ALL OF US. THIS YOU CAN’T DO ANYWHERE ELSE THAT GOOD, I
MEAN YOU CAN OF COURSE, MOTHER EARTH IS EVERYWHERE, BUT HERE IT IS A SPECIAL PLACE
FOR MOOLADHARA CHAKRA, WHERE IT CLEARS YOU VERY MUCH AND FILLS YOU UP WITH
HOLINESS AND AUSPICIOUSNESS.

....YOU CAN CLEANSE IT THROUGH YOUR MOOLADHARA. THERE ARE ONLY TWO WAYS YOU CAN
CLEAR OUT YOUR LEFT SIDE, ONE IS YOUR AGNYA, AND ANOTHER IS YOUR MOOLADHARA.”

SHRI MATAJI, INDIA TOUR AURANGABAD, 7 DECEMBER 1988.

GANESHA ATHARVA SHEERSHA (LITERAL TRANSLATION)

AMEN. SALUTATIONS TO GANAPATI. YOU ARE VERILY THE PRIMORDIAL PRINCIPAL.


ONLY YOU ARE THE DOER.
ONLY YOU ARE THE SUPPORTER OF THE EARTH.
ONLY YOU ARE THE REMOVER OF OBSTACLES.
YOU ARE VERILY THE BRAHMAN.
YOU ARE VERILY THE ETERNAL SELF.

FROM THE FRONT, FROM THE BACK, FROM NORTH, FROM SOUTH, FROM ABOVE AND FROM BELOW,
PROTECT ME FROM ALL SIDES.
YOU ARE IN THE LITERATURE,
YOU ARE IN THE CONSCIOUSNESS,
YOU ARE THE BLISS.
YOU ARE ONE WITHIN THE BRAHMAN.
YOU ARE THE ONLY SAT-CHIT-ANAND, (TRUTH, CONSCIOUSNESS AND BLISS),
YOU ARE ALL KNOWLEDGE,
YOU ARE THE RECOGNITION.
ALL THE WORLD HAS ORIGINATED FROM YOU AND IT IS SUSTAINED BY YOU,
IT ENDS IN YOU AND YOU MANIFEST AS THE WORLD.
YOU ARE THE EARTH, WATER, AIR AND SKY.
YOU ARE THE FOUR PARTS OF SPEECH (PARA, PASYATI, MADYAMA AND VAIKHARI).

YOU ARE BEYOND THE THREE GUNAS (SATWA, RAJAS AND TAMAS).
YOU ARE BEYOND THE THREE TIMES (PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE).
YOU ARE ALWAYS PRESENT IN THE MOOLADHAR.
YOU ARE WITHIN THE THREE POWERS (MAHALAKSHMI, MAHAKALI AND MAHASARASWATI).
YOGIS ALWAYS MEDITATE UPON YOU,
YOU ARE BRAHMA, VISHNU, RUDRA, INDRA, AGNI, VAYU, SUN, MOON AND THE THREE LOKAS
(TERRESTRIAL, CELESTIAL
AND ATMOSPHERIC).

THE UTTERING OF YOUR SACRED SOUNDS MAY BE MEDITATED UPON FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE. IT IS
GANESH VIDYA.

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WE WANT TO HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GOD HAVING ONE TUSK.
WE MEDITATE UPON THE GOD HAVING CURLED UP TRUNK.
MAY HE STIMULATE OUR INTELLECT.
HE IS HAVING ONE TUSK, FOUR ARMS AND HOLDING
NOOSE AND GOAD.
WITH ONE HAND HE IS BLESSING.
HE HAS A MOUSE AS HIS VEHICLE.
HE IS RED IN COMPLEXION, HAVING A BIG BELLY AND EARS
LIKE WINNOWING FANS.
HE WEARS RED CLOTHES AND SMEARS RED COLOURED FRAGRANT PASTE ON HIS BODY
AND IS WORSHIPPED WITH RED FLOWERS.
THE GOD WHO IS HAVING COMPASSION ON HIS DEVOTEES IS
SAID TO BE THE CAUSE OF THE WORLD.
HE MANIFESTS BEFORE THE CREATION FROM SUPREME PRAKRITI AND PERUSHA.
THIS THE GREATEST OF ALL YOGIS IS ETERNALLY WORSHIPPED
BY THE YOGIS.
OBEISANCE TO VRATAPATI THE LORD OF ASSEMBLAGE,
OBEISANCE TO GANESHA,
OBEISANCE TO THE MASTER OF CUPID,
OBEISANCE TO THE BIG BELLIED GOD,
THE REMOVER OF OBSTACLES,
THE SON OF SHIVA.

TO THE DIVINE ESSENCE OF THE PRAYER:


(DERIVED FROM THE GANESHA ATHARVA SHEERSHA)

LET OUR EARS HEAR THAT WHICH IS TRUE;


LET OUR EYES SEE THAT WHICH IS PURE;
LET OUR BEINGS PRAISE THAT WHICH IS DIVINE;
AND LET THOSE WHO LISTEN, HEAR NOT MY VOICE,
BUT THE WISDOM OF GOD.

LET US WORSHIP WITH THE AUSPICIOUS SONG,


THE APPROPRIATE STRENGTH AND THE PROPITIOUS KNOWLEDGE;
AND LET OUR MEDITATION ENLIGHTEN AND ENRICH.
LET THERE BE AMONGST US COMPASSION AND PEACE.

NOW THE PRAYER:

SALUTATION SHRI GANESH, SAKSHAT SHRI JESUS,


SAKSHAT SHRI NIRMALA DEVI NAMOH NAMAH.

IT IS YOU WHO IS THE BEGINNING OF ALL THE BEGINNINGS.


IT IS YOU WHO IS THE DOER OF ALL DEEDS WHICH
HAVE BEEN DONE, ARE BEING DONE AND WILL BE DONE.
IT IS YOU WHO SUPPORTS ALL THINGS THAT ARE SUPPORTED.
IT IS YOU WHO PROTECTS ALL THINGS THAT ARE PROTECTED.
IT IS YOU WHO IS THE COMPLETE, ALL-PERVADING SPIRIT,
GOD’S DIVINE ENERGY.

THINK CLEARLY BRAIN. SPEAK ONLY THE TRUTH.

LET YOUR PRESENCE, AWAKENED IN US BY KUNDALINI, SPEAK;


LET YOUR PRESENCE, AWAKENED IN US BY KUNDALINI, LISTEN;
LET YOUR PRESENCE, AWAKENED IN US BY KUNDALINI, BLESS;
LET YOUR PRESENCE, AWAKENED IN US BY KUNDALINI, PROTECT;
LET YOUR PRESENCE, AWAKENED BY KUNDALINI IN US, YOUR DISCIPLES, BE THE DISCIPLE.

YOU ARE THE ESSENCE OF ALL THE SACRED LITERATURE


AND HOLY WORDS;
AND YOU ARE THE ENERGY THAT UNDERSTANDS THE HOLY WORDS.
YOU ARE THE DIVINE COMBINATION OF COMPLETE TRUTH, COMPLETE JOY AND COMPLETE
ENERGY;

AND YOU ARE BEYOND;


YOU ARE ALL KNOWLEDGE AND YOU ARE THE USE TO WHICH THE KNOWLEDGE IS PUT.

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YOU EXIST UNTIL THE END OF ALL THINGS;
AND AFTER THE END OF ALL THINGS, YOU ARE:
YOU CREATE THE END OF ALL THINGS:
AND AFTER THE END OF ALL THINGS, YOU REMAIN INDIFFERENT:
YOU ARE THE EARTH; YOU ARE THE WATER; YOU ARE THE FIRE;
YOU ARE THE AIR; AND YOU ARE THE SPACE ABOVE THE AIR.
YOU ARE THE GUNAS: AND YOU ARE BEYOND THE GUNAS;
YOU ARE THE BODY; AND YOU ARE BEYOND THE BODY:
YOU ARE THE ESSENCE OF TIME: AND YOU ARE BEYOND TIME;
YOU AND ONLY YOU EXIST AT THE MOOLADHARA CHAKRA;
YOU ARE THE SPIRIT: AND YOU ARE BEYOND THE SPIRIT;
AND THOSE WHO WOULD JOIN GOD, MEDITATE UPON YOU.

YOU ARE BRAHMA, VISHNU, RUDRA; YOU ARE INDRA, AGNI, VAYU;
YOU ARE THE SUN AT NOON, YOU ARE THE FULL MOON;
THROUGH ALL OF THESE, AND MORE, YOU ARE THE ALL-PERVADING ENERGY OF INNOCENCE AND
WISDOM.

YOU ARE THE DIVINE SERVANT WHO STOOPS TO WASH


THE FEET OF SAINTS,
YOU ARE THE TINY CORE OF ALL THINGS WITHOUT WHICH,
THE LARGER HAVE NO PURPOSE;
YOU ARE THE KEY TO THE LIBRARIES OF ALL THE SCRIPTURES,
WITHOUT WHICH, THE TRUTH IS HIDDEN;
YOU ARE THE FULL-STOP WHICH COMPLETES THE SENTENCE,
AND WITHOUT WHICH, THE SENTENCE LOSES ITS MEANING.
YOU ARE THE CRESCENT MOON; YOU ARE THE STARS;
AND YOU ARE BEYOND THE STARS;
EVERYTHING FROM TINY DOT TO UNIVERSE, IS YOU.

YOU ARE THE FUTURE AND BEYOND THE FUTURE:


YOU ARE IN ALL FORMS;
YOU ARE WHERE THE SOUNDS COMBINE;
YOU ARE THE SILENCE BETWEEN THE SOUNDS;
YOU ARE THE RHYTHM OF ALL MUSIC AND ALL PRAYERS;
THIS IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF NIRMAL GANESH, AND YOU,
NIRMAL GANESH, ARE THE MASTER OF THAT KNOWLEDGE
AND ALL KNOWLEDGE.
YOU ARE THE GOD: AND YOU ARE THE GODDESS.

AUM, GAM NIRMAL GANAPATAYE


TO YOUR POWERS, GANESHA, LET ALL SURRENDER;
LET THE LEFT SIDE OF MEMORY AND THE RIGHT SIDE OF ACTION
SURRENDER TO YOU AND LET YOUR ENLIGHTENMENT PREVAIL.
YOUR FIRST TOOTH YOU HAVE; AND FOUR HANDS:
ONE HOLDING A ROPE, THE SECOND A GOAD, THE THIRD IS RAISED IN BLESSING AND THE
FOURTH OFFERS SUSTENANCE.

YOUR BANNER IS THAT OF A HUMBLE MOUSE.


YOU HAVE LONG EARS AND ARE CLOTHED IN RED;
RED DECORATES YOU AND YOU ARE WORSHIPPED WITH
RED FLOWERS.

YOU HAVE COMPASSION FOR THOSE WHO LOVE YOU,


AND IT IS FOR THOSE WHO LOVE YOU THAT YOU COME
TO THIS EARTH.
YOU ARE THE FORCE THAT CREATES, THE ENERGY THAT
PERVADES AND THE SPIRIT THAT PROTECTS.
THOSE WHO SEEK UNION WITH GOD, PRAY THROUGH YOU;
THOSE WHO SEEK UNION WITH GOD, WORSHIP YOU.

AUM GAM NIRMAL JESUSYE


TO YOUR POWERS, AUM JESUS, LET ALL SURRENDER;
LET THE LEFT SIDE OF MEMORY AND THE RIGHT SIDE OF ACTION SURRENDER TO YOU AND LET
YOUR ENLIGHTENMENT PREVAIL.

YOU ARE THE WORD THAT WAS THE BEGINNING;

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YOU ARE THE WORD THAT WILL BE THE ENDING.
YOU ARE HE WHO WAS BORN OF A VIRGIN AND DIED ON
THE CROSS;
YOU ARE HE WHO ABSORBS ALL SINS AND WHO DIED TO
LIVE AGAIN;
YOU ARE GOD IN MAN AND YOU ARE WORSHIPPED
WITH RED FLOWERS.

YOU HAVE COMPASSION FOR THOSE WHO LOVE YOU, AND IT IS FOR THOSE WHO LOVE YOU THAT
YOU COME TO THIS EARTH.
YOU ARE THE FORCE THAT CREATES, THE ENERGY THAT PERVADES AND THE SPIRIT THAT
PROTECTS.
THOSE WHO SEEK UNION WITH GOD PRAY THROUGH YOU.
THOSE WHO SEEK UNION WITH GOD WORSHIP YOU.

SHRI GANESHA, SALUTATION TO YOU.


SHRI JESUS, SALUTATION TO YOU.
HE WHO IS THE BEGINNING OF ALL WORSHIP,
SALUTATION TO YOU.
HE WHO DESTROYS ALL THE POWERS OF EVIL,
SALUTATION TO YOU.
SAKSHAT, SON OF LORD SHIVA, WHO IS UNENDING BLESSINGS, SALUTATION TO YOU.
SAKSHAT, SON OF MARY MATAJI, WHO IS UNENDING LOVE, SALUTATION TO YOU.
SAKSHAT, SHRI MATAJI NIRMALA DEVI, WHO IS UNENDING JOY, SALUTATION TO YOU.

SHRI MOTHER

SHRI MOTHER, YOU ARE THE HANDS OF GOD.


WHOSE FINGERS WOVE THE TAPESTRY OF CREATION.

SHRI MOTHER, YOU ARE THE VOICE OF GOD.


SINGING THE SONGS OF EXISTENCE.

SHRI MOTHER, YOU ARE THE EYES OF GOD.


ALL SEEING AND ALL KNOWING.

SHRI MOTHER, YOU ARE THE HEART OF GOD.


WHOSE BEAT IS ECHOED IN ALL LIVING THINGS.

SHRI MOTHER, YOU ARE THE WRATH OF GOD.


DESTROYING THE POWERS AND PLANS OF EVIL.

SHRI MOTHER, YOU ARE THE LOVE OF GOD.


FORGIVING AND FORGETTING.

SHRI MOTHER, YOU ARE THE BREATH OF GOD.


THE ZEPHYR OF OUR SOULS.

SHRI MOTHER, WE, THE CHILDREN OF GOD,


PRESENT OUR LOVE AND OUR DEVOTION.

SHRI MOTHER, MAY THE WILL OF GOD


REQUIRE OUR PRESENCE IN YOUR HEAVENLY HOME.

MOTHER GIVE BLESSINGS TO ALL

(ENGLISH VERSION OF AARTI - SABKO DUA DENA)

MOTHER GIVE BLESSINGS TO ALL


MOTHER GIVE BLESSINGS TO ALL
JAI NIRMALA MATAJI
JAI NIRMALA MATAJI
ALWAYS DWELL IN OUR HEARTS
MOTHER GIVE BLESSINGS TO ALL

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WHEREVER THE WORLD WAS IN DANGER
MOTHER, YOU HAVE ALWAYS INCARNATED
ON THIS EARTH IN DIFFERENT FORMS
YOUR GRACE IS ALL OVER THE WORLD
YOU ARE GANGA, YOU ARE YAMUNA
MOTHER GIVE BLESSINGS TO ALL

WHOEVER SURRENDERS HIMSELF TO YOU


MOTHER, GETS COMPLETE SATISFACTION
ONCE YOU HAVE ENTERED OUR HEARTS
DO NOT GO AWAY, MOTHER
MOTHER GIVE BLESSINGS TO ALL

BY INCARNATING IN HUMAN FORM


YOU HAVE ENLIGHTENED OUR LIVES, MOTHER
IN SPITE OF THE ILLUSIONS OF THE KALI YUGA
WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO RECOGNISE YOU
MOTHER GIVE BLESSINGS TO ALL

THE LAND OF ALL THE SAINTS


IS MOTHER INDIA
AS YOU HAVE INCARNATED IN THIS LAND
PLEASE TAKE AWAY OUR SORROWS
MOTHER GIVE BLESSINGS TO ALL

WHENEVER WE SO WISH
WE CAN LISTEN TO OUR SWEET MUSIC WITHIN
WHATEVER SERVICE YOU WISH US TO DO
KINDLY ASK US TO DO IT
MOTHER GIVE BLESSINGS TO ALL

THE KAVACH OF THE DEVI

GURUR BRAHMA, GURUR VISHNU, GURUR DEVOM MAHESHWARA


GURUR SAKSHAT PARABRAHMA, SHRI MATAJI NIRMALA MA.
TASMAI SHRI GURUVEH NAMAH.

OUR GURU IS THE GREAT MOTHER. ALL HER SHAKTI AND YOGINI ASPECTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR
HER CHILDREN. BY READING THE KAVACH OF THE DEVI, WE MOBILISE THESE POWERS TO
PURIFY AND ENLIGHTEN OUR KOSHAS (OUR MENTAL, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL BODIES).

THUS BY THE POWER OF THE GURUMATA THE ATMA BECOMES THE GURU OF THE BODY.

WHILE READING THE KAVACH OF THE DEVI, ONE SHOULD PUT ONE’S ATTENTION ON THE ASPECT
OR PART OF THE BODY WHICH IS PROTECTED. ONE MAY ALSO, WHILE READING, PAUSE
BETWEEN THE NAMES AND SILENTLY TAKE THE CORRESPONDING MANTRA, FOR EXAMPLE, ‘OM
TWAMEWA SAKSHAT, SHRI CHANDI NAMOH NAMAHA’. THE KAVACH SHOULD BE READ ALOUD. IT
WASHES AWAY THE ‘CATCHES’ AND BATHES THE CHILDREN IN DIVINE VIBRATIONS.

MAY THE WISDOM AND COMPASSION OF OUR SATGURU FLOW THROUGH US AND REACH THE FOUR
QUARTERS OF THE EARTH.
JAI SHRI MATAJI !

AMEN.
IN THE NAME OF SHRI MATAJI NIRMALA DEVI,
THE MERCIFUL, THE COMPASSIONATE.

THE PROTECTION OF SHRI CHANDI.


SALUTATIONS TO SHRI GANESHA.
SALUTATIONS TO SHRI SARASWATI.
SALUTATIONS TO SHRI GURU.
SALUTATIONS TO THE DEITY WORSHIPPED IN THE FAMILY, THAT IS, SHRI MATAJI NIRMALA
DEVI. MAY THERE BE NO OBSTACLE.

AMEN. SALUTATIONS TO NARAYAN.


AMEN. SALUTATIONS TO NARANARATAM, THAT IS, SHRI VISHNU.

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AMEN. SALUTATIONS TO THE GODDESS SARASWATI. SALUTATIONS TO VED-VYASA, THAT IS,
SAGE VYASA, THE ALL KNOWING.

NOW BEGINS THE ‘KAVACH’ OF THE DEVI.


THE PRESIDING SAGE FOR SHRI CHANDI-KAVACH IS BRAHMA,
THE METRE IS ANUSHTUP.
THE PRESIDING DEITY IS CHAMUNDA;
THE MAIN SEED IS ‘ANGANYASAKTA MATAR’.
THE PRINCIPLE IS DIGBANDHA DEVATA.
IT IS RECITED AS PART OF SAPTA-SHALI,
TO PLEASE JAGADAMBA.

AMEN.
OBEISANCE TO CHANDIKA.

THUS SPOKE MARKANDEYA:


1. AMEN... O BRAHMADEVA, PLEASE TELL ME THAT WHICH IS VERY SECRET AND HAS NOT BEEN
TOLD BY ANYONE TO ANYBODY ELSE AND WHICH PROTECTS ALL HUMAN BEINGS IN THIS WORLD.

BRAHMADEVA SAID:
2. BRAHMIN, THERE IS DEVI KAVACH WHICH IS MOST SECRET AND IS USEFUL TO ALL BEINGS.
PLEASE LISTEN TO THAT, O GREAT SAGE.

3-5. THE FOLLOWING NINE NAMES HAVE BEEN TOLD BY THE GREAT SOUL BRAHMADEVA HIMSELF.
DURGA IS KNOWN BY THESE NAMES:

FIRST,SHAILAPUTRI (THE DAUGHTER OF THE MOUNTAIN)


SECOND, BRAHMACHARINI (THE ONE WHO OBSERVES CELIBACY)
THIRD, CHANDRAGANTA
FOURTH, KOOSHMANDA
FIFTH, SKANDAMATA (MOTHER OF KARTIKEYA)
SIXTH, KATYAYANI
SEVENTH, KALARATRI
EIGHTH, MAHAGAURI
NINTH, SIDDHIDATRI.

6-7. THOSE WHO ARE FRIGHTENED, HAVING BEEN SURROUNDED BY THE ENEMIES ON THE
BATTLEFIELD, OR ARE BURNING IN FIRE, OR BEING AT AN IMPASSABLE PLACE, WOULD FACE
NO CALAMITY, AND WOULD NEVER HAVE GRIEF, SORROW, FEAR, OR EVIL, IF THEY SURRENDER
TO DURGA.

8. THOSE WHO REMEMBER YOU WITH GREAT DEVOTION INDEED HAVE PROSPERITY.
UNDOUBTEDLY, O GODDESS OF THE GODS, YOU PROTECT THOSE WHO REMEMBER YOU.

9. THE GODDESS CHAMUNDA SITS ON A CORPSE, VARAHI RIDES ON A BUFFALO, AINDRI IS


MOUNTED ON AN ELEPHANT AND VAISHNAVI ON A CONDOR.

10. MAHESHWARI IS RIDING ON A BULL, THE VEHICLE OF KAUMARI IS THE PEACOCK,


LAKSHMI, THE BELOVED OF SHRI VISHNU, IS SEATED IN A LOTUS AND IS ALSO HOLDING A
LOTUS IN HER HAND.

11. THE GODDESS ISHWARI, OF WHITE COMPLEXION, IS RIDING ON A BULL AND BRAHMI, WHO
IS BEDECKED WITH ALL ORNAMENTS IS SEATED ON A SWAN.

12. ALL THE MOTHERS ARE ENDOWED WITH YOGA AND ARE ADORNED WITH DIFFERENT ORNAMENTS
AND JEWELS.

13. ALL THE GODDESSES ARE SEEN MOUNTED IN CHARIOTS AND VERY ANGRY. THEY ARE
WIELDING CONCH, DISCUS, MACE, PLOUGH, CLUB, JAVELIN, AXE, NOOSE, BARBED DART,
TRIDENT, BOW AND ARROWS. THESE GODDESSES ARE WIELDING THEIR WEAPONS FOR
DESTROYING THE BODIES OF DEMONS, FOR THE PROTECTION OF THEIR DEVOTEES AND FOR
THE BENEFIT OF THE GODS.

16. SALUTATIONS TO YOU O GODDESS, OF VERY DREADFUL APPEARANCE, OF FRIGHTENING


VALOUR, OF TREMENDOUS STRENGTH AND ENERGY, THE DESTROYER OF THE WORST FEARS.

17. O DEVI, IT IS DIFFICULT TO HAVE EVEN A GLANCE AT YOU. YOU INCREASE THE FEARS
OF YOUR ENEMIES, PLEASE COME TO MY RESCUE. MAY GODDESS AINDRI PROTECT ME FROM THE
EAST. AGNI DEVATA (GODDESS OF FIRE) FROM THE SOUTH-EAST,
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VARAHI (SHAKTI OF VISHNU IN THE FORM OF THE BOAR) FROM THE SOUTH, KHADGADHARINI
(WIELDER OF THE SWORD) FROM THE SOUTH-WEST, VARUNI (THE SHAKTI OF VARUNA THE RAIN
GOD) FROM THE WEST AND MRGAVAHINI, (WHOSE VEHICLE IS THE DEER) MAY PROTECT ME FROM
THE NORTH-WEST.

19. THE GODDESS KAUMARI (THE SHAKTI OF KUMAR, THAT IS, KARTIKEYA) PROTECT ME FROM
THE NORTH AND GODDESS SHOOLADHARINI FROM THE NORTH-EAST, BRAHMANI, (THE SHAKTI OF
BRAHMA) FROM ABOVE AND VAISHNAVI (SHAKTI OF VISHNU) FROM BELOW, PROTECT ME.

20-21. THUS GODDESS CHAMUNDA, WHO SITS ON A CORPSE, PROTECTS ME FROM ALL THE TEN
DIRECTIONS. MAY GODDESS JAYA PROTECT ME FROM THE FRONT AND VIJAYA FROM THE REAR;
AJITA FROM THE LEFT AND APARAJITA FROM THE RIGHT. GODDESS DYOTINI MAY PROTECT THE
TOP-KNOT AND VYAVASTHITA MAY PROTECT MY HEAD.

22-23. MAY I BE PROTECTED BY MALADHARI ON THE FOREHEAD, YASHASWINI ON THE EYE-


BROWS, TRINETRA BETWEEN THE EYE-BROWS, YAMAGHANTA ON THE NOSE, SHANKHINI ON BOTH
THE EYES, DWARAVASINI ON THE EARS, MAY KALIKA PROTECT MY CHEEKS AND SHANKARI THE
ROOTS OF THE EARS.

24-27. MAY I BE PROTECTED BY SUGANDHA-NOSE, CHARCHIKA-LIP, AMRTAKALA-LOWER LIP,


SARASWATI-TONGUE, KAUMARI-TEETH, CHANDIKA-THROAT, CHITRA-GHANTA-SOUND BOX,
MAHAMAYA-CROWN OF THE HEAD, KAMAKSHI-CHIN, SARVAMANGALA-SPEECH, BHADRAKALI-NECK,
DHANURDHARI-BACK. MAY NEELAGREEVA PROTECT THE OUTER PART OF MY THROAT AND
NALAKOOBARI-WINDPIPE, MAY KHADGINI PROTECT MY SHOULDERS AND VAJRADHARINI PROTECT
MY ARMS.

28-30. MAY DEVI DANDINI PROTECT BOTH MY HANDS, AMBIKA-FINGERS, SHOOLESHWARI MY


NAILS AND MAY KULESHWARI PROTECT MY BELLY. MAY I BE PROTECTED, BY MAHADEVI-
BREAST, SHULADHARINI-ABDOMEN, LALITA DEVI-HEART, KAMINI-NAVEL, GUHYESHWARI-HIDDEN
PARTS, POOTANA-KAMIKA-REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS, MAHISHAVAHINI-RECTUM.

31. MAY GODDESS BHAGWATI PROTECT MY WAIST, VINDHYAVASINI-KNEES, AND THE WISH-
FULFILLING MAHABALA MAY PROTECT MY HIPS.

32. MAY NARASINHI PROTECT MY ANKLES. MAY TAIJASI PROTECT MY FEET, MAY SHRI
PROTECT MY TOES. MAY TALAVASINI PROTECT THE SOLES OF MY FEET.

33. MAY DANSHTRAKARALI PROTECT MY NAILS, ORDHVAKESHINI-HAIR, KAUBERI-PORES,


VAGISHWARI-SKIN.

34. MAY GODDESS PARVATI PROTECT BLOOD, MARROW OF THE BONES, FAT AND BONE; GODDESS
KALARATRI-INTESTINES. MUKUTESHWARI-BILE AND LIVER.

35. MAY PADMAVATI PROTECT THE CHAKRAS, CHOODAMANI-PHLEGM (OR LUNGS), JWALAMUKHI
LUSTRE OF THE NAILS AND ABHEDYA - ALL THE JOINTS.

36. BRAHMANI-SEMEN, CHHATRESHWARI THE SHADOW OF MY BODY, DHARMADHARINI-EGO,


SUPEREGO AND INTELLECT (BUDDHI).

37. VAJRAHASTA - PRAN, APAN, VYAN, UDAN, SAMAN (FIVE VITAL BREATHS),
KALYANASHOBHANA - PRANAS (LIFE FORCE).

38. MAY YOGINI PROTECT THE SENSE ORGANS, THAT IS, THE FACULTIES OF TASTING,
SEEING, SMELLING, HEARING AND TOUCHING. MAY NARAYANI PROTECT SATWA, RAJA AND TAMO
GUNAS.

39. VARAHI-THE LIFE, VAISHNAVI-DHARMA, LAKSHMI-SUCCESS AND FAME, CHAKRINI-WEALTH


AND KNOWLEDGE.

40. INDRANI-RELATIVES, CHANDIKA-CATTLE, MAHALAKSHMI-CHILDREN AND BHAIRAVI-SPOUSE.

41. SUPATHA MAY PROTECT MY JOURNEY AND KSHEMAKARI MY WAY. MAHALAKSHMI MAY PROTECT
ME IN THE KING’S COURTS AND VIJAYA EVERYWHERE.

42. O GODDESS JAYANTI, ANY PLACE THAT HAS NOT BEEN MENTIONED IN THE KAVACH AND HAS
THUS REMAINED UNPROTECTED, MAY BE PROTECTED BY YOU.

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43-44. ONE SHOULD INVARIABLY COVER ONESELF WITH THIS KAVACHA (BY READING) WHEREVER
ONE GOES, AND SHOULD NOT WALK EVEN A STEP WITHOUT IT IF ONE DESIRES
AUSPICIOUSNESS. THEN ONE IS SUCCESSFUL EVERYWHERE, AND ALL ONE’S DESIRES ARE
FULFILLED AND THAT PERSON ENJOYS GREAT PROSPERITY ON THE EARTH.

45. THE PERSON WHO COVERS HIMSELF WITH KAVACH BECOMES FEARLESS, IS NEVER DEFEATED
IN THE BATTLE AND BECOMES WORTHY OF BEING WORSHIPPED IN THE THREE WORLDS.

46-47. ONE WHO READS WITH FAITH EVERY DAY THRICE (MORNING, AFTERNOON AND EVENING)
THE ‘KAVACHA’ OF THE DEVI, WHICH IS INACCESSIBLE EVEN TO THE GODS, RECEIVES THE
DIVINE ARTS, IS UNDEFEATED IN THE THREE WORLDS, LIVES FOR A HUNDRED YEARS AND IS
FREE FROM ACCIDENTAL DEATH.

48. ALL DISEASES, LIKE BOILS, SCARS ETC. ARE FINISHED. MOVABLE (SCORPIONS AND
SNAKES) AND IMMOVABLE (OTHER) POISONS CANNOT AFFECT HIM.

49-52. ALL THOSE, WHO CAST MAGICAL SPELLS, BY MANTRAS OR YANTRAS, ON OTHERS FOR
EVIL PURPOSES, ALL BHOOTS, GOBLINS, MALEVOLENT BEINGS MOVING ON THE EARTH AND IN
THE SKY, ALL THOSE WHO MESMERISE OTHERS, ALL FEMALE GOBLINS, ALL YAKSHASAS AND
GHANDHAVAS ARE DESTROYED JUST BY THE SIGHT OF THE PERSON HAVING KAVACH IN HIS
HEART.

53. THAT PERSON RECEIVES MORE AND MORE RESPECT AND PROWESS. ON THE EARTH HE RISES
IN PROSPERITY AND FAME BY READING THE KAVACHA AND SAPTASHALI.

54-56. HIS PROGENY WOULD LIVE AS LONG AS THE EARTH IS RICH WITH MOUNTAINS AND
FORESTS. BY THE GRACE OF MAHAMAYA, HE WOULD ATTAIN THE HIGHEST PLACE, THAT IS
INACCESSIBLE EVEN TO THE GODS AND IS ETERNALLY BLISSFUL IN THE COMPANY OF LORD
SHIVA.

MOTHER’S LOVE

O! MY BELOVED MOTHER!
WHEN I GO OUT FOR WORK,
I GET HEAT OF THE WORLD.
WHEN I COME BACK HOME,
YOUR LOVE COOLS ME DOWN.
YOUR LOVE DISSOLVES ALL THAT I GATHER,
YOUR LOVE REFRESHES ME.
WHEN I GET INJURY OUTSIDE,
WHEN I COME TO YOU,
I GET HEALING TOUCH OF YOUR LOVE.
THE WORLD THOUGH FULL OF MISERIES,
YOUR LOVE MAKES IT PEACEFUL.
THERE IS NO PLACE IN THE WORLD TO HIDE,
WHEN I COME TO YOU,
YOU CONCEAL ME IN YOUR DEPTH,
YOU MAKE ME FORGET ALL THE PANGS AND SUFFERINGS.
THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE THAN YOUR LOTUS FEET,
WHERE I FIND MY SOLE REFUGE.
I PRAY NOT ONLY FOR ME,
BUT FOR THE WHOLE WORLD.
TO EXTEND YOUR SOOTHING LOVE TO ALL
TO FILL THE WHOLE UNIVERSE WITH YOUR INFINITE JOY,
THAT YOU ARE.
THAT WHO IS INFINITE JOY, LOVE, PEACE AND BEAUTY IS GOING TO MAKE THE WHOLE
CREATION MANIFESTED WITH
HIS REAL NATURE,
THE ETERNAL HAPPINESS.

AUM AMEN.

JAI SHRI MATAJI.

WE PRAY

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“POETIC GENIUS” DID BLAKE INSPIRE,
A HIGHER LIGHT, THE COOLEST FIRE,

DID REND THE CALLOUS CURTAIN HUNG,


IGNORANCE GONE! THY KNELL IS RUNG -

SO TOO, SWEET LUMINESCENT CHIME


SPEAK FORTH IN ME THE TRUTH THROUGH RHYME,

THAT THAT, ETHERIC TRANSLUCENT THING,


MIGHT TAKE FORM THROUGH PEN AND BRING,

HER LIGHT AND LOVE MORE INTO PLAY,


AND HASTEN FORTH THAT DAWNING DAY -

SHRI DURGA MA, WITH HANDS UNTOLD,


LET FORTH THY DRAMA, NOW, UNFOLD,

AND WHATEVER HELP THAT WE MIGHT BE


LET US BE THAT, SHRI MATAJI.

THE WOMAN-POWER

WOMAN-SAVIOUR NOW WE MUSTER


TO AWAIT THY ADVENT SURE,
IN THE CLUSTER OF THY LUSTRE,
COME AND LEAVE THE EARTH NO MORE?
THEN BEFORE THY GENTLE LOOK,
SWORDS SHALL QUAIL AND WARRIORS FAIL,
AND THE SPEAR, A SHEPHERD’S CROOK,
SHALL ADORN THE DAISIED DALE.
WOMAN-POWER! INCARNATE LOVE!
HUMAN GODDESS COME AND BE,
IF THE BRIDEGROOM’S TEARS CAN MOVE,
BRIDE UNTO HUMANITY.
THOU ALONE OF ALL CAN SAVE US
LET US BE WHAT THOU WOULD HAVE US!

BETWEEN 1750 AND 1850 THERE WERE A SERIES OF PROPHECIES


OF A FEMALE MESSIAH. THIS PRAISE WAS WRITTEN IN 1841 BY GOODWYN BARMBY,
SELF-STYLED
LEADER OF A ‘COMMUNE-IST’ CHRISTIAN SECT.

HOW GREAT IS YOUR LOVE

HOW GREAT IS YOUR LOVE, O MOTHER OF ALL.


YOU HAVE PULLED YOUR CHILDREN FROM THE MIRE,
SNATCHED THEM FROM THE JAWS OF LIVING DEATH,
YOU HAVE CLEANSED THEM, YOU HAVE FED THEM WHEN THEY WERE STARVING AND GIVEN THEM
THE WATER OF ETERNAL LIFE.
HOW GREAT IS YOUR LOVE .....

YOU HAVE ELEVATED YOUR BEGGAR-CHILDREN,


YOU HAVE CLOTHED THEM WITH LIGHT
YOU HAVE BROUGHT THEM INTO THE HOUSE OF THE FATHER,
AND SEATED THEM AT HIS TABLE.
HOW GREAT IS YOUR LOVE ....

YOU HAVE ILLUMINED YOUR CHILDREN’S HEARTS, YOU HAVE TAUGHT THEM TO LOOK UPON THEIR
BROTHERS AND SISTERS WITH LOVE, YOU HAVE PURIFIED THEIR MINDS
AND DISPELLED THEIR FEARS.
HOW GREAT IS YOUR LOVE ....

YOU HAVE JOINED ALL YOUR CHILDREN, AS PEARLS ON ONE THREAD IN THE GREAT COSMIC
DANCE
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AND THE UNIVERSE MARVELS AT THIS SIGHT OF SIGHTS,
AS IT IS FILLED WITH THE FRAGRANCE OF YOUR LOTUS-CHILDREN.

HOW GREAT IS YOUR LOVE ....

HOW GREAT IS YOUR LOVE ....

HOW GREAT IS YOUR LOVE ....

O MOTHER OF ALL.

SALUTATIONS TO THEE, O JAGADAMBE, THOU PROTECTRESS OF THE UNIVERSE, MOTHER OF ALL,


SALUTATIONS AGAIN AND AGAIN.

LOTUS FEET OF MOTHER (ENGLISH & SANSKRIT)

O MOTHER!
PRAY PLACE THOSE FEET OF THINE,
IN THE PLENITUDE OF THY MERCY,
ON MY HEAD,
FEET WHICH THE PARTS OF THE VEDAS WEAR AS A CREST-BUD,
THE WATER WASHING WHICH (FEET) FORMS THE RIVER (GANGE)
FLOWING OVER THE MATTED HAIR OF PASHUPATI (SHIVA)
AND THE BEAUTIFUL LAC DYE OVER WHICH (FEET) IS THE LUSTRE OF THE RED CREST JEWEL
OF HARI.

SHRUTEENAM MOORDHANO DADHATI TAVA YAU SHEKHARATAYA


MAMAPYETAU MATAH SHIRASI DAYAYA DHEHI CHARANAU l

YAYOH PADYAM PATHAH PASHUPATI-JATA-JOOT-TATINEE


YAYOR LAKSHA-LAKSHMIR ARUNA-HARI-CHOODAMANI-RUCHICH l

VERSE 84 FROM THE SAUNDARYA-LAHARI

WE BOW TO THEE, SHRI MATAJI

BEYOND TIME IS THE SPIRIT,


THAT, YOU'VE HELPED US BECOME,
FOR NOW WE KNOW, THAT WE ARE,
AND WHAT IT IS YOU'VE DONE.
WE BOW TO THEE, SHRI MATAJI,
THE VOICE OF GOD WHO SPEAKS,
FROM FAR BEYOND DUALITY,
YOU GUIDE THE ONE WHO SEEKS.
EVOLVING THUS, THROUGH MANY LIVES,
FIGHTING WHAT MUST BE FOUGHT,
WITH YOUR HELP, THE SEEKER WINS,
THE VICTORY HE'S SOUGHT.
IN WINNING, HE SURRENDERS,
DESIRES THAT COME TO HIM,
HE WITHDRAWS ALL HIS SENSES,
IN YOGA, GOES WITHIN.
THERE HE FINDS, IN LOVE WITH GOD,
HEART'S PEACE AND JOY, INDEED,
BECOMES THE BLOOM AND THE FRUIT,
YOU PLANTED, AS A SEED.

IN PRAISE OF WISDOM

FOR WITHIN HER IS A SPIRIT INTELLIGENT, HOLY,


UNIQUE, MANIFOLD, SUBTLE,
ACTIVE, INCISIVE, UNSULLIED,
LUCID, INVULNERABLE, BENEVOLENT, SHARP,

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IRRESISTIBLE; BENEFICIENT, LOVING TO MAN,
STEADFAST, DEPENDABLE, UNPERTURBED
ALMIGHTY, ALL-SURVEYING,
PENETRATING ALL INTELLIGENT, PURE AND MOST
SUBTLE SPIRITS;
FOR WISDOM IS QUICKER TO MOVE THAN ANY MOTION;
SHE IS SO PURE, SHE PERVADES AND PERMEATES ALL THINGS.
SHE IS A BREATH OF THE POWER OF GOD,
PURE EMANATION OF THE GLORY OF THE ALMIGHTY;
HENCE NOTHING IMPURE CAN FIND A WAY INTO HER.
SHE IS A REFLECTION OF THE ETERNAL LIGHT,
UNTARNISHED MIRROR OF GOD'S ACTIVE POWER,
IMAGE OF HIS GOODNESS.
ALTHOUGH ALONE, SHE CAN DO ALL;
HERSELF UNCHANGING, SHE MAKES ALL THINGS NEW,
IN EACH GENERATION SHE PASSES INTO HOLY SOULS,
SHE MAKES THEM FRIENDS OF GOD AND PROPHETS;
FOR GOD LOVES ONLY THE MAN WHO LIVES WITH WISDOM.
SHE IS INDEED MORE SPLENDID THAN THE SUN,
SHE OUTSHINES ALL THE CONSTELLATIONS;
COMPARED WITH LIGHT, SHE TAKES FIRST PLACE,
FOR LIGHT MUST YIELD TO NIGHT,
BUT OVER WISDOM EVIL CAN NEVER TRIUMPH.
SHE DEPLOYS HER STRENGTH FROM ONE END OF
THE EARTH TO THE OTHER,
ORDERING ALL THINGS FOR GOOD.

FROM THE BOOK OF WISDOM IN THE OLD TESTAMENT - WRITTEN AROUND 100 B.C.

SIX STANZAS ON NIRVANA

“THERE'S A BEAUTIFUL SAYING OF ADI SHANKARACHARAYA, ABOUT BRAHMA TATTWA. I AM


THAT BRAHMA - ON THAT. IF YOU HAVE, LET ME SEE. THAT'S THE BEST WAY TO
UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE....WHEN YOU HAVE GOT YOUR NIRVANA, WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU?
LET'S SEE NOW....” - SHRI MATAJI.

OM. I AM NEITHER THE MIND,


INTELLIGENCE, EGO NOR CHITTA,
NEITHER THE EARS NOR THE TONGUE,
NOR THE SENSES OF SMELL AND SIGHT;
NEITHER ETHER NOR AIR
NOR FIRE NOR WATER NOR EARTH;
I AM ETERNAL BLISS AND AWARENESS
I AM SIVA! I AM SIVA!

I AM NEITHER THE PRANA


NOR THE FIVE VITAL BREATHS
NEITHER THE SEVEN ELEMENTS OF
THE BODY, NOR ITS FIVE SHEATHS,
NOR HANDS NOR FEET NOR TONGUE,
NOR OTHER ORGANS OF ACTION;
I AM ETERNAL BLISS AND AWARENESS
I AM SIVA! I AM SIVA!

NEITHER GREED NOR DELUSION,


LOATHING NOR LIKING, HAVE I;
NOTHING OF PRIDE OR EGO,
OF DHARMA OR LIBERATION;
NEITHER DESIRE OF THE MIND
NOR OBJECT FOR ITS DESIRING:
I AM ETERNAL BLISS AND AWARENESS
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I AM SIVA! I AM SIVA!

NOTHING OF PLEASURE AND PAIN,


OF VIRTUE AND VICE DO I KNOW,
OF MANTRA OR SACRED PLACE,
OF VEDAS OR SACRIFICE;
NEITHER AM I THE EATER,
THE FOOD NOR THE ACT OF EATING:
I AM ETERNAL BLISS AND AWARENESS
I AM SIVA! I AM SIVA!

DEATH OR FEAR I HAVE NONE,


NOR ANY DISTINCTION OF CASTE;
NEITHER FATHER NOR MOTHER,
NOR EVEN A BIRTH, HAVE I;
NEITHER FRIEND NOR COMRADE,
NEITHER DISCIPLE NOR GURU;
I AM ETERNAL BLISS AND AWARENESS
I AM SIVA! I AM SIVA!

I HAVE NO FORM OR FANCY:


THE ALL-PERVADING AM I;
EVERYWHERE I EXIST,
AND YET AM BEYOND THE SENSES;
NEITHER SALVATION AM I,
NOR ANYTHING TO BE KNOWN:
I AM ETERNAL BLISS AND AWARENESS
I AM SIVA! I AM SIVA!

FROM SELF KNOWLEDGE, SHRI ADI SHANKARACHARYA

.... “THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE: YOU ARE ETERNAL BLISS AND AWARENESS; CONSCIOUSNESS,
PURE CONSCIOUSNESS.
I THINK THIS MUST BE - EVERYBODY MUST REMEMBER BY HEART AND MUST SAY IN ALL THE
ASHRAMS. THAT'S A VERY GOOD WAY OF REMEMBERING WHAT YOU ARE”.

SHRI MATAJI. GURU PUJA, AUSTRIA, JULY 1986.

EIGHT STANZAS TO BHAVANI

NO FATHER HAVE I, NO MOTHER, NO COMRADE,


NO SON, NO DAUGHTER, NO WIFE, AND NO GRANDCHILD,
NO SERVANT OR MASTER, NO WISDOM, NO CALLING:
IN THEE IS MY ONLY HAVEN OF REFUGE,
IN THEE, MY HELP AND MY STRENGTH, O BHAVANI!

IMMERSED AS I AM IN THE LIMITLESS OCEAN


OF WORLDLY EXISTENCE, I TREMBLE TO SUFFER.
ALAS! I AM LUSTFUL AND FOOLISH AND GREEDY,
AND EVER ENCHAINED BY THE FETTERS OF EVIL:
IN THEE IS MY ONLY HAVEN OF REFUGE,
IN THEE, MY HELP AND MY STRENGTH, O BHAVANI!

TO GIVING OF ALMS AND TO MEDITATION,


TO SCRIPTURES AND HYMNS AND MANTRAS, A STRANGER,
I KNOW NOT OF WORSHIP, POSSESS NO DISPASSION:
IN THEE IS MY ONLY HAVEN OF REFUGE,
IN THEE, MY HELP AND MY STRENGTH, O BHAVANI!

O MOTHER! OF PILGRIMAGE OR OF MERIT,


OF MENTAL CONTROL OR THE SOUL'S LIBERATION,
OF RIGOROUS VOWS OR DEVOTION, I KNOW NOT:
IN THEE IS MY ONLY HAVEN OF REFUGE,

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IN THEE, MY HELP AND MY STRENGTH, O BHAVANI!

ADDICTED TO SINNING AND WORTHLESS COMPANIONS,


A SLAVE TO ILL THOUGHTS AND TO DOERS OF EVIL,
DEGRADED AM I, UNRIGHTEOUS, ABANDONED,
ATTACHED TO ILL OBJECTS, ADEPT AT ILL-SPEAKING:
IN THEE IS MY ONLY HAVEN OF REFUGE,
IN THEE, MY HELP AND MY STRENGTH, O BHAVANI!

I KNOW NEITHER BRAHMA NOR VISNU NOR SIVA,


NOR INDRA, SUN, MOON, OR SIMILAR BEING -
NOT ONE OF THE NUMBERLESS GODS, O REDEEMER!
IN THEE IS MY ONLY HAVEN OF REFUGE,
IN THEE, MY HELP AND MY STRENGTH, O BHAVANI!

IN STRIFE OR IN SADNESS, ABROAD OR IN DANGER,


IN WATER, IN FIRE, IN THE WILDS, ON THE MOUNTAINS,
SURROUNDED BY FOES, MY SAVIOUR! PROTECT ME:
IN THEE IS MY ONLY HAVEN OF REFUGE,
IN THEE, MY HELP AND MY STRENGTH, O BHAVANI!

DEFENCELESS AM I - ILL, AGAIN, AND HELPLESS,


ENFEEBLED, EXHAUSTED, AND DUMBLY DESPAIRING,
AFFLICTED WITH SORROW, AND UTTERLY RUINED:
IN THEE IS MY ONLY HAVEN OF REFUGE,
IN THEE, MY HELP AND MY STRENGTH, O BHAVANI!

FROM SELF KNOWLEDGE, SHRI ADI SHANKARACHARYA

EIGHT STANZAS IN PRAISE OF THE GURU

THOUGH YOUR BODY BE COMELY AND EVER REMAIN IN PERFECT HEALTH,


THOUGH YOUR NAME BE UNSULLIED, AND MOUNTAIN-HIGH YOUR HOARDED GOLD,
YET IF THE MIND BE NOT ABSORBED IN THE GURU’S LOTUS FEET,
WHAT WILL IT ALL AVAIL YOU?
WHAT, INDEED, WILL IT ALL AVAIL?

EVEN IF FORTUNE BLESS YOU WITH RICHES AND A VIRTUOUS WIFE,


WITH CHILDREN AND THEIR CHILDREN,
WITH FRIENDSHIP AND THE JOYS OF HOME,
YET IF THE MIND BE NOT ABSORBED IN THE GURU'S LOTUS FEET,
WHAT WILL IT ALL AVAIL YOU?
WHAT, INDEED, WILL IT ALL AVAIL?

THOUGH THE LORE OF THE VEDAS TAKE UP ITS DWELLING


ON YOUR TONGUE,
THOUGH YOU BE LEARNED IN SCRIPTURE,
GIFTED IN WRITING PROSE AND VERSE,
YET IF THE MIND BE NOT ABSORBED IN THE GURU'S LOTUS FEET,
WHAT WILL IT ALL AVAIL YOU?
WHAT, INDEED, WILL IT ALL AVAIL?

EVEN IF YOU BE HONOURED AT HOME


AND FAMED IN FOREIGN LANDS,
GIVEN TO PIOUS DEEDS,
AND EVER AVERSE TO WICKEDNESS,
YET IF THE MIND BE NOT ABSORBED IN THE GURU'S LOTUS FEET,
WHAT WILL IT ALL AVAIL YOU?
WHAT, INDEED, WILL IT ALL AVAIL?

THOUGH YOU BECOME, AT LAST, THE EMPEROR OF THE UNIVERSE,


THOUGH YOU POSSESS FOR SERVANTS THE MIGHTIEST OF THE KINGS OF THE EARTH,
YET IF THE MIND BE NOT ABSORBED IN THE GURU'S LOTUS FEET,
WHAT WILL IT ALL AVAIL YOU?

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WHAT, INDEED, WILL IT ALL AVAIL?

EVEN IF EVERY NATION RESOUND WITH YOUR BENEFICENCE,


YET IF THE MIND BE NOT ABSORBED IN THE LOTUS FEET OF HIM,
BY GRACE OF WHOM, ALONE, EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD IS WON,
WHAT WILL IT ALL AVAIL YOU?
WHAT, INDEED, WILL IT ALL AVAIL?

THOUGH YOU PURSUE NO PLEASURES,


DERIVE NO JOY FROM WEALTH OR WIFE,
REJECT THE POWERS OF YOGA,
AND SCORN THE FRUITS OF SACRIFICE,
YET IF THE MIND BE NOT ABSORBED IN THE GURU'S LOTUS FEET,
WHAT WILL IT ALL AVAIL YOU?
WHAT, INDEED, WILL IT ALL AVAIL?

EVEN IF YOU BE READY TO DWELL IN THE FOREST AS AT HOME,


NO MORE ATTACHED TO WORK,
UNTRAMMELLED BY AN UGLY FORM,
YET IF THE MIND BE NOT ABSORBED IN THE GURU'S LOTUS FEET,
WHAT WILL IT ALL AVAIL YOU?
WHAT, INDEED, WILL IT ALL AVAIL?

OF NOVICES AND MONKS, OF RULERS AND OF WORLDLY MEN,


THAT NOBLE SOUL WHO PONDERS THESE VERSES IN THE GURU'S PRAISE,
AND TO THE GURU'S TEACHING APPLIES HIS MIND WITH CONSTANT ZEAL -
HE WILL ATTAIN TO BRAHMAN, THE TREASURE COVETED BY ALL.

FROM SELF KNOWLEDGE,


SHRI ADI SHANKARACHARYA

HYMN TO THE DIVINE MOTHER FOR FORGIVENESS OF TRANSGRESSIONS

I KNOW ALAS! NO HYMN, NO MANTRA,


NEITHER PRAYER NOR MEDITATION:
NOT EVEN HOW TO GIVE THEE PRAISE.
THE PROPER RITUAL OF THE WORSHIP,
THE PLACEMENT OF THE HANDS, I KNOW NOT,
NOR HOW TO MAKE THEE SUPPLICATION.
BUT MOTHER, THIS AT LEAST I KNOW:
WHOEVER COMES TO THEE FOR SHELTER
REACHES THE END OF ALL HIS WOE.

IGNORANT OF THE COMMANDS OF SCRIPTURE,


UTTERLY DEVOID OF WEALTH,
SHIFTLESS, INDOLENT, AM I,
UNABLE TO DO AS I OUGHT TO DO.
NUMEROUS, THEREFORE, ARE THE OFFENCES
I HAVE COMMITTED AT THY FEET.
MOTHER! SAVIOUR OF ALL MANKIND!
AUSPICIOUS ONE! FORGIVE MY SINS.
A WICKED SON IS SOMETIMES BORN,
BUT AN UNKIND MOTHER THERE CANNOT BE.

HERE IN THIS WORLD OF THINE, O MOTHER!


MANY ARE THY GUILELESS CHILDREN;
BUT RESTLESS AM I AMONG THEM ALL,
AND SO IT IS NOTHING VERY STRANGE
THAT I SHOULD TURN MYSELF FROM THEE.
YET SURELY IT WERE IMPOSSIBLE
THAT THOU SHOULDST EVER TURN FROM ME:
A WICKED SON IS SOMETIMES BORN,
BUT AN UNKIND MOTHER THERE CANNOT BE.

MOTHER OF THE WORLD! THOU, MY OWN MOTHER!


NEVER HAVE I SERVED THEE, NEVER YET
OFFERED THEE GOLD OR PRECIOUS GEMS;
AND STILL THY LOVE IS BEYOND COMPARE.

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A WICKED SON IS SOMETIMES BORN,
BUT AN UNKIND MOTHER THERE CANNOT BE.

BEWILDERED BY THE RULES OF CONDUCT,


BY THE INJUNCTIONS OF THE SCRIPTURES,
I HAVE ABANDONED, ONE BY ONE,
THE SHINING GODS; AND NOW MY LIFE
HAS PASSED BEYOND THE MERIDIAN.
MOTHER, SHOULDST THOU WITHHOLD THY MERCY,
WHERE, THEN, SHALL I FLY FOR SHELTER,
WEAK AND HELPLESS AS I AM?

IF ONE WHO FEEDS ON THE FLESH OF DOGS


CAN LEARN TO SPEAK WITH HONEYED WORDS,
A BEGGAR GAIN UNCOUNTED WEALTH
AND SO LIVE LONG AND FEARLESSLY,
SIMPLY HEARING THY MAGIC NAME -
WHO CAN DESCRIBE WHAT MUST BEFALL
ONE WHO REPEATS IT NIGHT AND DAY?

ONLY BY TAKING THEE FOR SPOUSE


DID SIVA BECOME THE UNRIVALLED LORD -
HE WHO IS NAKED AND UNCOUTH,
BESMEARED WITH ASH FROM THE FUNERAL PYRE;
WHOSE HAIR IS MATTED ON HIS HEAD,
ABOUT WHOSE NECK ARE VENOMOUS SNAKES -
THE LORD OF EVERY LIVING THING.

I DO NOT ASK OF THEE, O MOTHER!


RICHES, GOOD FORTUNE, OR SALVATION;
I SEEK NO HAPPINESS, NO KNOWLEDGE.
THIS IS MY ONLY PRAYER TO THEE:
THAT, AS THE BREATH OF LIFE FORSAKES ME,
STILL I MAY CHANT THY HOLY NAME.

MOTHER, I HAVE NOT WORSHIPPED THEE


WITH PROPER RITUALS AND THE PRESCRIBED
INGREDIENTS OF SACRIFICE.
MANY ARE MY SINFUL DEEDS!
DAY AND NIGHT I HAVE SPENT MYSELF
IN IDLE TALK, FORGETTING THEE.
O DIVINE MOTHER, IF THOU CANST SHOW
THE SLIGHTEST MERCY TO ONE SO FRAIL,
IT WILL BEFIT THY MAJESTY.

DURGA! GODDESS OF MERCY'S OCEAN!


STRICKEN WITH GRIEF, TO THEE I PRAY:
DO NOT BELIEVE ME INSINCERE;
A CHILD WHO IS SEIZED WITH THIRST OR HUNGER
THINKS OF HIS MOTHER CONSTANTLY.

MOTHER OF ALL THE UNIVERSE!


IF THOU SHOULDST SHOW THY FULLEST MERCY,
WOULD EVEN THAT BE A CAUSE FOR WONDER?
A MOTHER CANNOT REFUSE HER SON,
THOUGH HE HAS DONE A MILLION WRONGS.

NOWHERE EXISTS, IN ALL THE WORLD,


ANOTHER SINNER TO EQUAL ME,
NOWHERE, A POWER LIKE THYSELF
FOR OVERCOMING SINFULNESS:
O GODDESS! KEEPING THIS IN MIND,
DO THOU AS IT PLEASES THEE.

FROM SELF KNOWLEDGE,


SHRI ADI SHANKARACHARYA

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I AND THOU

WHEN I IDENTIFY MYSELF WITH THE BODY,


O LORD,
I AM THY CREATURE,
ETERNALLY SEPARATE FROM THEE.
WHEN I IDENTIFY MYSELF WITH THE SOUL,
I AM A SPARK OF THAT DIVINE FIRE WHICH THOU ART.
BUT WHEN I IDENTIFY MYSELF WITH THE ATMAN, THE SPIRIT,
I AND THOU ART ONE.

HANUMAN TO SHRI RAMA

SONG OF KNOWLEDGE

O! MOTHER, SHRI NIRMALA DEVI!


PLEASE GRANT US THAT PURE KNOWLEDGE
WHICH KEEPS OUR ATTENTION ALWAYS AT YOUR LOTUS FEET.

O! MOTHER, PLEASE TEACH US KNOWLEDGE OF DEVOTION SINCE YOU ARE ONLY REALISED BY
DEVOTION.
O, MY DEAREST MOTHER, SHOW US THE PATH OF NIRMAL DHARMA,
PLEASE TAKE US UNDER YOUR PROTECTION AS WE ARE UNKNOWLEDGEABLE.

O! PRIMORDIAL MOTHER, YOU ARE OUR SAVIOUR AND GODDESS IN THE FORM OF GURU.
I AM YOUR CHILD AND YOU ARE MY SUPREME GOD.
SHRI MATAJI YOU KNOW THE WHOLE UNIVERSE,
KINDLY BESTOW ON US PURE KNOWLEDGE.

O! MOTHER, YOU HAVE INCARNATED IN THIS KALIYUGA TO SAVE THE HUMANITY.


BY AWAKENING OUR KUNDALINI YOU HAVE TAUGHT US KNOWLEDGE OF VEDAS AND SHASTRAS.
MOTHER YOU HAVE HELPED EVERYONE WITHOUT ANY DISTINCTION BETWEEN RICH AND POOR.

PLEASE GIVE US THE POWER OF YOUR LOVE

“O GOD, PLEASE GIVE US THE POWER OF YOUR LOVE.


MAY I BE THE DROP IN THE OCEAN OF YOUR LOVE
THAT IS ENVELOPING THE WHOLE UNIVERSE,
SO THAT ITS LOVING PULSATION IS VIBRATED THROUGH MY LIFE AND I REMAIN ENGROSSED IN
THAT BLISS”.

SHRI MATAJI,(TRANSLATED FROM OLD MARATHI LETTER - 2)

WE SAHAJA CHILDREN

FROM THE FIRST WAVE THAT GAVE US BIRTH,


RESOUNDING THROUGH THE UNIVERSE,
FROM THE FIRST SOUND WE WERE BORN,
TO REVERBERATE THROUGH THE RESOUNDING WORLD.

OF FATHER'S ETERNAL AUSPICIOUSNESS


AND MOTHER'S JOYOUS LOVE AND INNOCENCE,
OF SPONTANEOUS PLAY AND FREEDOM DANCE,
OF ETERNAL LONGING WE WERE BORN.

TO GIVE MEANING TO SANCTITY,


TO RETURN ESSENCE TO SACREDNESS,

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TO GIVE VEIN TO JOYOUS SONG AND MIRTH,
AND FLOW IN FREEDOM THROUGHOUT THE EARTH.

FOR OF OUR MOTHER'S WOMB WE WERE BORN,


AND ONCE MORE FROM HER CROWNED HEAD,
AND IN BOTH WERE UNCTUOUS JOY AND LOVE,
AND IMMACULATE GLORY OVERSPREAD.

LIKE A FABRIC SHE TAKES THE COSMIC SOUNDS,


RENDS AND FROM THE RENTS GIVE FORTH,
ETERNAL SOUNDS THAT DANCE LIKE MEN,
AND TO ETERNAL GLORY RETURN AGAIN.

LIKE BEES ROUND NECTAR DRINKING DEEPLY,


SOUL DEEP ROUND THE SACRED CUP,
IN SACRED INNOCENTS CHEERFUL SHOUTING,
CROWD THICK AROUND THEIR MOTHER'S LAP.

LIKE LOTUSES WAVING IN THE WIND,


EACH ONE FILLED WITH SACRED STRANDS,
AND BOWING TO EACH LOTUS HEAD WITH WINGS OUTSPREAD,
FILLING DEEP THEIR LOTUS HANDS.

LOTUS LIKE BORN OF LOVING SOFTNESS,


RETURNING SOFTNESS BORN OF LOVE,
EACH ONE FILLED JOYOUSLY RESOUNDING,
THE SOFTNESS OF THE ETERNAL WORD.

EACH WITH SACRED LOVE CASCADING,


EACH WITH LOVE SACRED OVERFLOWING,
EACH TO COSMIC LOVE SURRENDERING,
ETERNALLY LOST IN ETERNAL LOVE.

EACH CHILD LONGS TO MEET ITS MOTHER,


DROWNED IN HER FULFILLING LOVE,
EACH ONE LONGS TO PEAL WITH LAUGHTER,
AND POUR HIS LOVE INTO THE FLOOD.

EACH ONE POURING WITH REVERENCE FLOWING,


THE GLORY THAT IS OF HIS BIRTHRIGHT,
EACH IN GLORY DEEP ENTWINING DRAWING,
THE THREADS OF ETERNAL UNION TIGHT.

EACH ONE BROTHER TO THE OTHER,


SISTER TO EACH OTHERS LOVE,
PROVING IN THEIR CLOSE COMMUNION,
THE BOUNDLESS LIMITS OF THEIR MOTHER'S LOVE.

EMBRACED IN THE ALL EMCOMPASSING,


FILLED WITH THE ALL PERVADING,
SWIMMING IN THE ALL CONTAINING,
DISSOLVING IN THE ALL SUSTAINING.

AMEN.

SONG TO THE DEVI

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O, MOTHER! WE HAVE COME OUT FROM THE DARKNESS AND HAVE ENTERED INTO ENLIGHTENED
WORLD.
WE COULD GET PURE KNOWLEDGE FROM YOUR DIVINE LAP WHICH THE MORTAL WORLD COULD NOT
GIVE SO FAR.
ALL THE THREE LOKAS RESPECT YOU FROM HEART.
YOU, THE ORIGINATOR OF PURE KNOWLEDGE,
HAVE GIVEN US TRUE REBIRTH.

O, MOTHER GODDESS, YOU HAVE TAKEN BIRTH IN HUMAN FORM TO AWAKEN OUR KUNDALINI
SHAKTI.
MAHALAKSHMI, MAHASARASWATI AND MAHAKALI ARE ONLY YOUR POWERS.
THE DEVOTEES SING IN PRAISE OF YOU.
WE HAVE RECEIVED ALL BLISS FROM YOU.

BY TAKING YOUR INCARNATION ALL THE HUMAN RACE HAS BEEN OBLIGED.
THOUSANDS HAVE GOT SELF REALISATION FROM YOUR LOTUS FEET.
WHEREVER YOU GO, THE WHOLE NATURE FILLS WITH JOY.

O, MOTHER! NOW TAKE US UNDER YOUR SHELTER SINCE WE HAVE BEEN IN THE DARKNESS AND
FILTH AFTER WE HAD TAKEN BIRTH.
EVEN YOUR DEVOTEES HAVE TAKEN CARE OF THOSE WHO WERE NOT REALISED.

O, MOTHER! WE FULLY SURRENDER TO YOU, PLEASE GUIDE US FURTHER.


WE SHOULD DO ONLY GOOD DEEDS,
SPEAK ONLY TRUTH AND REMAIN IN THOUGHTLESS AWARENESS.
WE HAVE COME UNDER YOUR SHELTER, KINDLY STABILISE OUR ATTENTION ON OUR SAHASRAR
UNDER YOUR LOTUS FEET.

HEAVEN'S QUEEN

HERE IS FREE PROSPECT WIDE,


THE SOUL UP-BEARING.
THERE WOMEN-FIGURES GLIDE,
HEAVENWARDS FARING.
WITH THEM THE HEAVENLY QUEEN,
MAJESTY TENDER,
IN WREATH OF STARS IS SEEN,
CLEAR IN HER SPLENDOUR.

PAVILLIONED IN THE HEAVEN'S BLUE,


QUEEN ON HIGH OF ALL THE WORLD,
FOR THE HOLY SIGHT I SUE,
OF THE MYSTERY UNFURLED.
SANCTION WHAT IN MAN MAY MOVE
FEELINGS TENDER AND AUSTERE,
AND WITH GLOW OF SACRED LOVE
LIFTS HIM TO THY PRESENCE NEAR.

SOULS UNCONQUERABLE RISE


IF, SUBLIME, THOU WILL IT;
SINKS THAT STORM IN PEACEFUL WISE
IF THY PITY STILL IT.
VIRGIN, PURE IN HEAVENLY SHEEN,
MOTHER, THRONED SUPERNAL,
HIGHEST BIRTH, OUR CHOSEN QUEEN,
GODHEAD'S PEER ETERNAL.

NOW NEAR HER SPLENDOUR


FLOATS A LIGHT CLOUD,
PENITENTS TENDER
IN GENTLE CROWD,
TASTING HEAVEN'S ETHER,
AT HER FEET KNEELING,
FOR GRACE APPEALING.

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TO THEE, ENTHRONED IN HOLY AWE,
POWER IS NOT DENIED,
THAT THE LIGHTLY ERRING DRAW,
TRUSTING, TO THY SIDE.
HARD TO SAVE WHOM LUST BE SPAKE,
WEAK, BEFORE HIS FIRE;
WHO IN SINGLE STRENGTH CAN BREAK
CHAINS OF DARK DESIRE?
SO THE FOOT WILL SWIFTLY SLIP,
ON THE SLANT WAY GLIDING,
HEART THE FOOL OF EYE AND LIP,
IN SOFT WORDS CONFIDING.

GOETHE

VISAGE OF SALVATION

O CONTRITE HEARTS, SEEK WITH YOUR EYES


THE VISAGE OF SALVATION;
BLISSFUL IN THAT GAZE, ARISE,
THROUGH GLAD REGENERATION.
NOW MAY EVERY PULSE OF GOOD
SEEK TO SERVE BEFORE THY FACE,
VIRGIN, QUEEN OF MOTHERHOOD,
KEEP US GODDESS, IN THY GRACE.
GOETHE

SHE GUIDES

ALL THINGS CORRUPTIBLE


ARE BUT A PARABLE;
EARTH'S INSUFFICIENCY
HERE FINDS FULFILMENT;
HERE THE INEFFABLE
WINS LIFE THROUGH LOVE;
ETERNAL WOMANHOOD
LEADS US ABOVE.

GOETHE

WE ARE THY CHILDREN

WE ARE THY CHILDREN SHRI MATAJI,


THY STRENGTH DOES PERMEATE US THROUGH,
YOU UPHOLD THE WHOLE THREE WORLDS,
MAINTAIN, DESTROY, RENEW!

SOMETIMES I THINK

SOMETIMES I THINK OF THEE, MOTHER,


AND WORDS FLOW FORTH IN RHYME,
AS IF IN MEDITATIVE PEACE,
TO PUNCTUATE THE TIME.

BUT THEN I SEE THAT THEE, MOTHER,


NEED NAUGHT TO BREAK THAT FLOW,
I SEE THAT WHAT IS HAPPENING
IS JUST FROM ME, YOU KNOW.

SO THEN I KNOW THAT THEE, MOTHER,


COMMUNE BEST WORDLESSLY,
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SO NOW I'LL THINK NO MORE IN WORDS,
BUT SEEK THEE THOUGHTLESSLY.

KRISHNA WITHIN

THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS WHERE EAGLES SOAR,


WHERE WATERFALLS CASCADE
AND RIVERS SHOUT THE BROTHERHOOD OF MAN.
ALL LIFE UNITES AS ONE.
TO DANCE AND SING TO KRISHNA'S FLUTE.
IN CITIES FAR AWAY,
WHERE SILENCE IS BUT MEMORY OF DAYS LONG GONE.
AND LOVE AND SHARING DWINDLE
TO FOLLOW DUSK INTO THE DARKNESS OF THE NIGHT -
A MEMORY CAN BE HEARD,
BY THOSE WHO HAVE THE EAR.
A SPARKLE CAN BE SEEN,
BY THOSE WHO HAVE LEARNED TO SEE.
FOR KRISHNA PLAYS HIS PIPES
IN THAT SILENCE OF MAN'S HEART,
AND DANCES IN THE SPARKLE OF THEIR EYES.

SAYINGS OF SHRI MATAJI

• O LORD, GIVE US THE STRENGTH AND THAT SOURCE OF ATTRACTION BY WHICH WE GIVE UP
ALL OTHER ATTRACTIONS OF ALL THE PLEASURES OF JOY, OF EGO, OF EVERYTHING THAT WE
THINK OF, BUT WE SHOULD FALL INTO THE PURE JOY FORM OF THE SHIVA TATTWA, ABSOLUTE.

• A PUJA OR A PRAYER GROWS FROM YOUR HEART.

• SAY FROM YOUR HEART:


I DON'T WANT THIS EGO ANY MORE.
I WANT REALITY.
LET THE REALITY BE SEEN BY ME,
FELT BY ME,
ENJOYED BY ME.

• MOTHER BE IN MY HEART
STAY IN MY HEART
LET ME LOVE YOU FROM MY HEART.

• WE SURRENDER EVERYTHING TO YOU.


EVERYTHING - ALL OUR HEALTH, ALL OUR WEALTH,
EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE, WE SURRENDER EVERYTHING TO YOU - IS SYMBOLIC.
EVERYTHING - OUR BODY, OUR MANA - OUR MIND, OUR SPEECH, OUR TALK, OUR THINKING,
'EVERYTHING' WE SURRENDER TO YOU.
ALL OUR WORK, OUR JOB, RESPONSIBILITIES,
EVERYTHING WE SURRENDER TO YOU.
ALL OUR MISTAKES, OUR WEALTH, OUR MONEY,
EVERYTHING WE SURRENDER TO YOU.
ALL OUR RELATIONS, ALL OUR CONNECTIONS, ALL OUR FRIENDS, ALL OUR RELATIONS - THE
WHOLE WORLD WE SURRENDER TO YOU.
ALL OUR EDUCATION, ALL OUR READING, ALL OUR BOOKS, ALL THAT WE HAVE DONE SO FAR,
EVERYTHING WE SURRENDER TO YOU.

PUJA PRAYER TO GANESHA


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OH GOD WHOSE TRUNK IS CURLED UP
WHO HAS A HUGE BODY
AND RESPLENDENCE OF CRORES OF SUNS
KINDLY MAKE ALL MY WORKS
ALWAYS FREE FROM OBSTACLES.

PUJA PRAYER OF HOLY DETERMINATION

ACCORDING TO ALL THE RELIGIOUS SCRIPTURES


ALL OF US WITH ALL OUR FAMILIES PRAY
FOR WELLBEING, FOR SPIRITUAL WELLBEING, FOR VICTORY,
FEARLESSNESS, LONGEVITY, HEALTH, WEALTH,
FOR NULLIFICATION OF ALL BADDHAS OF THE SAHAJA YOGIS,
TO BE THE MASTER OF THE EIGHT SIDDHIS,
TO GIVE PEACE TO ALL CREATURES ON TWO LEGS AND ON
FOUR LEGS,
WE PRAY FOR HEALTH, SATISFACTION AND FOR ALL AUSPICIOUSNESS.
FOR ALL THOSE WHO ARE HANDICAPPED, FOR THE EMANCIPATION OF ALL PEOPLE TO GIVE THEM
THE HIGHEST KNOWLEDGE;
AND WHATEVER IS MY POWER, WHATEVER IS MY KNOWLEDGE,
WHATEVER OFFERINGS I COULD GET THROUGH MEDITATION
OR BY WHATEVER MEANS OF SIXTEEN TYPES,
I SURRENDER IN THE PUJA.
ALSO TO THE SEAT OF THE MOTHER,
TO THE WATER JAR, THE CONCH AND THE BELL, I DO PUJA TO ALL OF THEM.
I REQUEST ALL THE RIVERS TO CLEANSE MY BODY.
ABOVE ALL I WORSHIP MAHAGANAPATI
AND REQUEST HIM TO CONTINUE THIS PUJA WITHOUT ANY HINDRANCE.

OH GODDESS WHO HAS ALL THE 1000 PURUSHAS IN HER,


WHO HAS 1000 EYES, WHO HAS 1000 POWERS,
I REQUEST YOU,
I INVITE YOU VERY HUMBLY
TO BE PRESENT FOR THIS OCCASION OF THE PUJA.

DEDICATED TO SHRI MATAJI

DARING WARRIORS AND TERRIFIC KINGS FLASH AND FADE


ON BATTLEFIELDS.
WHENCE DESCENDS ON THE BATTLEFIELD THE MIGHTY KRISHNA;
HE SORTS GOOD AND EVIL.
BRINGS VICTORY TO THE RIGHTEOUS AND VANQUISHES EVIL.
PRAISE BE TO HIM, SALUTATIONS LORD KRISHNA.

WHENCE DESCENDS THE PRIMORDIAL MOTHER;


SHE NURTURES THE ROOTS OF LIFE.
TRANSFORMS DESOLATE MIND DESERTS INTO SINGING GARDENS OF ALMIGHTY'S GLORY.
PRAISE BE TO HER, SALUTATIONS O MOTHER OF THE UNIVERSE.

IN COMPASSION SHE BEARS ALL HUMAN PAINS.


EXUBERANTLY RESTORES ALL NATURE'S CARE.
HER MIGHTY HAND PROTECTS INNOCENCE AND TENDER SHOOTS.
PATIENTLY SHE GENTLY GUIDES THE SEEKER'S ASCENDANCE
IN THE BATTLEFIELD OF MYTH AND REALITY.

HER NATURE GIVES AND NOT RECEIVES.


TO HER NOTHING CAN BE OFFERED.
A HUMBLE MORTAL BOWS BEFORE THY RESPLENDENT GLORY.
IN GRATITUDE FROM THE DEEPEST CORE OF HIS BEING.
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BEFORE THE BATTLE CRY, PRAY FOR THY COMPASSION
TO ALL BEINGS.

TWELVE SWEET PETALS

THE HEART DANCED - THE SPIRIT SHONE


THE MIND GAVE UP - THE TRUTH LAUGHED
THE PURITY FLOWERED - THE JOY POURED
THE WAY OPENED - THE LOVE NURSED
THE ANSWER ARRIVED - THE QUESTIONS WENT
THE PURE DESIRE FLOWED
AND PEACE CAME, SILENT AND STILL.

CELEBRATE

ARISE ALL YE SAINTS OF ENGLAND


STAND TALL ALL YE DISCIPLES OF SHRI MATAJI
WITH HEADS HELD HIGH SING LOUD
THE PRAISES OF THE GREATEST DEVI.
NO MORE THE SHACKLES OF SULLENESS
THE GATES OF PARADISE ARE THROWN OPEN
TO ALL THE SEEKERS
SO TOO MUST YOU OPEN YOUR HEARTS
WITH HEADS HELD HIGH SING LOUD
SING OF PEACE
SING OF ETERNAL VICTORY
SING OF JOYOUS HOMECOMING
SING LOUD IN PRAISE.
NO MORE THE HUSHED LONELINESS
SING OUT IN VOICES THAT VIBRATE
WITH DIVINITY.
SING LOUD OF TRUTH
SING OF SALVATION
SING ABOVE ALL OF THE GLORIOUS MAHA DEVI
SING LOUD IN BLISSFUL PRAISE
JAI SRI SARVA ANANDA MATA - THE MOTHER OF ALL JOY
JAI JAI JAI.

THIS PRAISE WAS READ TO OUR GLORIOUS MOTHER, THE INCARNATE ADI SHAKTI,
ON THE OCCASION OF HER 1982 BIRTHDAY PUJA.

VALLEY SPIRIT

THE SPIRIT OF THE VALLEY NEVER DIES.


IT IS CALLED THE MYSTIC FEMALE.
THE DOOR OF THE MYSTIC FEMALE
IS THE ROOT OF HEAVEN AND EARTH.

CONTINUOUSLY, CONTINUOUSLY,
IT SEEMS TO REMAIN.
DRAW UPON IT
AND IT SERVES YOU WITH EASE.

LAO TZE.

PRAYER TO SHRI BHOOMI DEVI

OM SAKSHAT SHRI BHOOMI DEVI NAMOH NAMAH.


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UPON YOU BELOVED MOTHER EARTH WE STAND AT THIS THE CROSSROADS OF MAN'S DESTINY.
ONLY THROUGH YOUR KIND LOVE OF YOUR CHILDREN
ARE WE HERE NOW.
YOU HAVE GRACIOUSLY SUSTAINED US THUS FAR.
YOU HAVE GIVEN US FOOD, WATER, CLOTHING AND SHELTER.
O BELOVED MOTHER EARTH, WITH OUR HEADS BOWED WE
THANK YOU.
AND WITH OUR HEADS BOWED WE COME HUMBLY TO YOU ASKING FURTHER SUSTENANCE AND
STRENGTH FOR THE MANY LONG
DAYS AHEAD.
O BELOVED MOTHER EARTH, NOW THAT WE HAVE GROWN A LITTLE AND STAND FIRMER EACH DAY,
WE PRAY TO YOU TO HELP CLEAR THE WAY AS WE BEGIN TO MARCH FORWARDS.
WE LONG FOR THE CLEANSING OF ALL LANDS, SO THAT UPON YOU BELOVED MOTHER EARTH THE
RIGHTEOUS MAY RETURN TO THEIR DIVINE HOME.
WE HOPE TO BE MANY.
O BELOVED MOTHER EARTH, GIVE US PATIENCE AS WE SEARCH FOR OUR BROTHERS AND
SISTERS.
GIVE US DETACHMENT FROM ALL DISTRACTIONS.
GIVE US PERSEVERANCE IN OUR TASK.
O BELOVED MOTHER EARTH, MOST OF ALL, HELP US, AS YOUR SEAS CLEANSE THE SHORES, TO
CLEANSE OUR HEARTS, SO THAT WE MAY DESIRE ONLY THAT WHICH IS RIGHT.
O BELOVED MOTHER EARTH, SUPPORT US SO THAT WE MAY SOON STAND UPON YOU IN GREAT
NUMBERS AND INVOKE WITH ONE MIGHTY VOICE THE DANCE OF LORD SHIVA.
THESE THINGS WE MOST HUMBLY PRAY.

OM SAKSHAT SHRI BHOOMI DEVI, NAMOH NAMAH.

BOLO SHRI BHOOMI DEVI,SHRI MATAJI,


SHRI NIRMALA DEVI KI JAI.

TO THE GODDESS

• O SPOUSE OF SHIVA!
MAY THY LOCK OF HAIR,
WHICH RESEMBLES AN EXPANSE OF BLUE LILLIES IN BLOOM,
AND WHICH IS THICK, SHINING AND SOFT,
DRIVE AWAY OUR INTERNAL DARKNESS.
THE FLOWERS OF THE TREES OF THE GARDEN OF THE SLAYER OF VALA,
TAKE UP THEIR ABODE IN THIS HAIR
TO ACQUIRE ITS INHERENT FRAGRANCE.

• O DAUGHTER OF THE KING OF THE MOUNTAINS!


THE SAGES SAY THAT THE WORLD HAS ITS DISSOLUTIONS AND GENESIS
WITH THE CLOSING AND OPENING OF THINE EYES,
THINE EYES ARE BEREFT OF WINKING,
WITH A VIEW TO SAVE FROM DISSOLUTION THIS ENTIRE UNIVERSE,
WHICH HAD ITS ORIGIN IN THE OPENING OF THINE EYES.

BOTH FROM THE SAUNDARYA LAHARI

THE SOUL

NO MORTAL OBJECT DID THESE EYES BEHOLD


WHEN FIRST THEY MET THE PLACID LIGHT OF THINE
AND MY SOUL FELT HER DESTINY DIVINE
AND HOPE OF ENDLESS PEACE IN ME GREW BOLD
HEAVEN-BORN THE SOUL A HEAVENWARD COURSE MUST HOLD
BEYOND THE VISIBLE WORLD SHE SOARS TO SEEK
(FOR WHAT DELIGHTS THE SENSE IS FALSE AND WEAK)
IDEAL FORM, THE UNIVERSAL MOULD.
THE WISE MAN, I AFFIRM, CAN FIND NO REST
IN THAT WHICH PERISHES: NOR WILL HE LEND
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HIS HEART TO AUGHT WHICH DOTH ON TIME DEPEND.
'TIS SENSE, UNBRIDLED WILL, AND NOT TRUE LOVE
THAT KILLS THE SOUL: LOVE BETTERS WHAT IS BEST
EVEN HERE BELOW, BUT MORE IN HEAVEN ABOVE.

MICHELANGELO.

MY LADY LOOKS SO GENTLE AND PURE

MY LADY LOOKS SO GENTLE AND PURE,


WHEN YIELDING SALUTATION BY THE WAY,
THAT THE TONGUE TREMBLES AND HAS NAUGHT TO SAY,
AND THE EYES, WHICH FAIR WOULD SEE, MAY ENDURE
AND STILL AMID THE PRAISE SHE HEARS SECURE,
SHE WALKS WITH HUMBLENESS FOR HER ARRAY;
SEEMING A CREATURE SENT FROM HEAVEN TO STAY
ON EARTH, AND SHOW A MIRACLE MADE SURE,
SHE IS SO PLEASANT IN THE EYES OF MEN
THAT THROUGH THE SIGHT THE INNERMOST HEART DOTH GAIN.
A SWEETNESS WHICH NEEDS PROOF TO KNOW IT BY;
AND FROM BETWEEN HER LIPS THERE SEEMS TO MOVE
A SOOTHING SPIRIT THAT IS FULL OF LOVE
SAYING FOREVER TO THE SOUL,
“O SIGH”.

DANTE.

COME HOLY GHOST, OUR SOULS INSPIRE

COME HOLY GHOST, OUR SOULS INSPIRE,


AND LIGHTEN WITH CELESTIAL FIRE;
THOU THE ANNOINTING SPIRIT ART,
WHO DOST THY SEV'NFOLD GIFTS IMPART.

THY BLESSED UNCTION FROM ABOVE


IS COMFORT, LIFE AND POWER OF LOVE;
ENNOBLE WITH CELESTIAL LIGHT
THE DULLNESS OF OUR BLINDED SIGHT.

TEACH US TO KNOW THE FATHER, SON,


AND THEE WITH BOTH TO BE BUT ONE;
THAT THROUGH THE AGES ALL ALONG
THIS MAY BE OUR ENDLESS SONG:
PRAISE TO THINE ETERNAL MERIT
FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT.

OH MOTHER, SLOW MY BUSTLING BRAIN

SLOW DOWN MY BUSY BRAIN, BEHAVE!


IT'S TIME YOU CHANGED! YOU'RE NOT THE SLAVE
OF EVERY DARK, CONDITIONED THOUGHT
THAT RISES FROM THE PAST UNSOUGHT:
YOU'RE NOT AN ENGINE SHUFFLING FACTS
AND SHAPING THEM TO FUTURE ACTS;
NOR YET A PENDULUM THAT SCANS
THE TOS AND FROS FROM PAST TO PLANS.
EACH TIME YOU SWING FROM “WHAT'S TO DO”
TO “WHAT'S BEEN DONE” YOU FLICKER THROUGH
THE PRECIOUS PRESENT, WHEREIN LIES

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A GLINT OF GOD'S GREAT ENTERPRISE.
IF WE COULD STRETCH THAT MOMENT WHERE
YOU'RE THOUGHTLESS, STILL, AND YET AWARE,
THEN WE, MY BRAIN, MIGHT START TO SENSE
CREATION'S VAST MAGNIFICENCE.
OH MOTHER, SLOW MY BUSTLING BRAIN:
DETACH IT FROM THE BRASH, INSANE,
DISHONEST, PAMPERING, UNCOUTH
ILLUSIONS THAT CONCEAL THE TRUTH:
AND MOTHER, THAT I MIGHT FULFIL
MY PART OF THE CREATOR'S WILL,
IN-TURN MY MIND AND TEACH IT HOW
TO LIVE THE EVER-PRESENT NOW.

PRAISE SHRI VISHNU

PEACEFUL IN FORM,
RECLINING ON THE SERPENT,
LOTUS-NAVELLED LORD OF THE SURAS,
BEARER OF THE UNIVERSE, LIKE THE HEAVENS,
THE COLOUR OF DARK RAINCLOUDS,
OF AUSPICIOUS LIMBS,
BELOVED OF SHRI LAXMI, WITH LOTUS EYES,
APPROACHED BY THE MEDITATION OF YOGIS,
PRAISE SHRI VISHNU,
THE REMOVER OF THE FEAR OF BECOMING,
THE ONE LORD OF ALL THE WORLDS.

AMEN. JAI SHRI NIRMALA VISHNU.

SHE WAS A PHANTOM OF DELIGHT

SHE WAS A PHANTOM OF DELIGHT


WHEN FIRST SHE GLEAMED UPON MY SIGHT;
A LOVELY APPARITION, SENT
TO BE A MOMENT'S ORNAMENT;
HER EYES AS STARS OF TWILIGHT FAIR;
LIKE TWILIGHT'S TOO, HER DUSKY HAIR;
BUT ALL THINGS ELSE ABOUT HER DRAWN
FROM MAY-TIME AND THE CHEERFUL DAWN;
A DANCING SHAPE, AN IMAGE GAY,
TO HAUNT, TO STARTLE, AND WAY-LAY.

I SAW HER UPON NEARER VIEW,


A SPIRIT, YET A WOMAN TOO!
HER HOUSEHOLD MOTIONS LIGHT AND FREE,
AND STEPS OF VIRGIN LIBERTY;
A COUNTENANCE IN WHICH DID MEET
SWEET RECORDS, PROMISES AS SWEET;
A CREATURE NOT TOO BRIGHT OR GOOD
FOR HUMAN NATURE'S DAILY FOOD;
FOR TRANSIENT SORROWS, SIMPLE WILES,
PRAISE, BLAME, LOVE, KISSES, TEARS AND SMILES.

AND NOW I SEE WITH EYE SERENE


THE VERY PULSE OF THE MACHINE;
A BEING BREATHING THOUGHTFUL BREATH;
A TRAVELLER BETWIXT LIFE AND DEATH;
THE REASON FIRM, THE TEMPERATE WILL,
ENDURANCE, FORESIGHT, STRENGTH AND SKILL;
A PERFECT WOMAN, NOBLY PLANNED,
TO WARN, TO COMFORT AND COMMAND;
AND YET A SPIRIT STILL, AND BRIGHT
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WITH SOMETHING OF AN ANGEL LIGHT.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH.

LIGHT'S GLITTERING MORN BEDECKS THE SKY

LIGHT'S GLITTERING MORN BEDECKS THE SKY,


HEAVEN THUNDERS FORTH ITS VICTORY CRY,
THE GLAD EARTH SHOUTS HER TRIUMPH HIGH,
AND GROANING HELL MAKES WILD REPLY.

WHILE HE THE KING, THE MIGHTY KING,


DESPOILING DEATH OF ALL ITS STING,
AND, TRAMPLING DOWN THE POWERS OF NIGHT,
BRINGS FORTH HIS RANSOMED SAINTS TO LIGHT.

HIS TOMB OF LATE THE THREEFOLD GUARD,


OF WATCH AND STONE AND SEAL HAD BARRED,
BUT NOW IN POMP AND TRIUMPH HIGH,
HE COMES FROM DEATH TO VICTORY!

THE PAINS OF HELL ARE LOOSED AT LAST;


THE DAYS OF MOURNING NOW ARE PASSED;
AN ANGEL ROBED IN LIGHT HATH SAID,
“THE LORD IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD”.

JESU, THE KING OF GENTLENESS,


DO THOU THYSELF OUR HEARTS POSSESS;
THAT WE MAY GIVE THEE ALL OUR DAYS
THE TRIBUTE OF OUR GRATEFUL PRAISE.

THE BREATH DIVINE

THE BREATH DIVINE WENT FORTH UPON THE MORNING HILLS.


ALBION MOVED
UPON THE ROCK HE OPEN'D HIS EYELIDS IN PAIN,
IN PAIN HE MOVED.
HIS STONEY MEMBERS HE SAW ENGLAND.
AH, SHALL THE DEAD LIVE AGAIN?
THE BREATH DIVINE WENT FORTH OVER THE MORNING HILLS.
ALBION ROSE.

WILLIAM BLAKE.

MY BRETHREN

YOU ARE MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS


BECAUSE YOU ARE HUMAN,
AND WE ALL ARE SONS AND DAUGHTERS
OF ONE HOLY SPIRIT;
WE ARE EQUAL AND MADE OF THE SAME EARTH.

KAHLIL GIBRAN.

TO THE LORD

I SEE IN THEE ALL THE GODS, O MY GOD;


AND THE INFINITY OF THE BEINGS OF THY CREATION.
I SEE GOD BRAHMA ON HIS THRONE OF LOTUS,

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AND ALL THE SEERS AND SERPENTS OF LIGHT.

I SEE THE SPLENDOUR OF AN INFINITE BEAUTY


WHICH ILLUMINES THE WHOLE UNIVERSE.
IT IS THEE! WITH THY CROWN AND SCEPTRE AND CIRCLE.
HOW DIFFICULT THOU ART TO SEE!
BUT I SEE THEE: AS FIRE, AS THE SUN,
BLINDING AND INCOMPREHENSIBLE.

I SEE THINE EYES AS THE SUN AND THE MOON.


AND I SEE THY FACE AS A SACRED FIRE
THAT GIVES LIGHT AND LIFE TO THE WHOLE UNIVERSE
IN THE SPLENDOUR OF A VAST OFFERING.

HEAVEN AND EARTH AND ALL THE INFINITE SPACES


ARE FILLED WITH THY SPIRIT;
AND BEFORE THE WONDER OF THY FEARFUL MAJESTY
THE THREE WORLDS TREMBLE.

FROM THE BHAGAVAD GITA.

WE THE CHILDREN

WE, THE CHILDREN,


ARE BOWING TO THE IMMACULATE DESIRE
OF GOD THE ALMIGHTY.

PRAYER TO SHIVA

AMEN. WE, THE CHILDREN,


WE BOW WITH UTTER DEVOTION AND ADORATION
TO THE SACRED ONE WHO RESIDES IN THE HEART
OF SHRI MATAJI NIRMALA DEVI.
FROM HIM CAME THE DESIRE FOR OUR EMANCIPATION.
OM.

SHIVAM SHIVAKARAM SHANTAM SHIVAATMANAM SHIVOTAMAM SHIVAMARGA PRANETARAM PRANATOSMI


SADASHIVAM.

ALWAYS THE GREAT GOD SHIVA BE MEDITATED UPON

ALWAYS THE GREAT GOD SHIVA BE MEDITATED UPON


HE WHO IS WHITE LIKE SNOW COVERED MOUNTAINS
HE WHO IS LIKE A BEAUTIFUL MOON
HE WHOSE BODY IS SHINING AS IF BEDECKED WITH JEWELS
HE WHO IS PLEASED BUT IS HOLDING AN AXE IN HIS HAND
TO TERRIFY THE BEASTS AND EVIL ONES
HE WHO IS SITTING IN LOTUS POSITION
AND SURROUNDED BY THE PRAISING OF IMMORTAL PEOPLE
HE WHO IS CLAD IN TIGER SKIN
HE WHO IS FIRST IN THE UNIVERSE
AND IS SALUTED FIRST BY THE UNIVERSE
HE WHO HAS FIVE FACES
AND IS THREE EYED
ALWAYS THE GREAT GOD SHIVA BE MEDITATED UPON.

PRAYER TO LORD SHIVA (SANSKRIT)

KARI-CHAR'-NA, KRU-TON-WAK,
KAYE-JAM KARMA-JOMWA,
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SHRAWAN' NAYAN-JOMWA
MA-NA-SAM WA-PARADAM.

WIHITAM WIHITAM WA,


SAR-WAME TAT KSHAMASWA,
JAI' JAI' KARUN-AB-DHE,
SHRI MAHA DEVA SHAMBHO;
JAI' JAI' KARUN-AB-DHE
SHRI MAHA DEVA SHAMBHO.

MOTHER MAHALAKSHMI

O DEVI, GIVER OF INTELLIGENCE AND SUCCESS AND OF WORLDLY ENJOYMENT AND LIBERATION
(AS WELL),
THOU HAST ALWAYS THE MANTRAS AS THY FORM,
O MAHALAKSHMI, OBEISANCE TO THEE.

O DEVI, MAHESHWARI, WITHOUT A BEGINNING OR AN END,


O PRIMEVAL ENERGY, BORN OF YOGA,
O MAHALAKSHMI, OBEISANCE TO THEE.

O DEVI, SEATED ON THE LOTUS,


WHO ART THE PARABRAHMA,
THE GREAT LORD AND MOTHER OF THE UNIVERSE,
O MAHALAKSHMI, OBEISANCE TO THEE.

SIDDHIBUDDHIPRADE DEVI BHUKTIMUKTI PRADAYENI!


MANTRAMURTE SADA DEVI MAHALAKSHMI NAMUSTU TE!!

ADYANTRAHITE DEVI ADYSHAKTE MAHESHWARI!


YOGJE YOGSAMBHUTE MAHALAKSHMI NAMASTU TE!!

PADMASAN STHITE DEVI PARABRAHMA SWARUPINI!


PARMESHI JAGANMATR MAHALAKSHI NAMOSTU TE!!

PADMA PURANA.

ISHWARI

O DEVI, YOU, WHO REMOVES THE DISTRESS OF YOUR SUPPLIANTS,


BE GRACIOUS.
BE GRACIOUS, O MOTHER OF THE WORLD.
BE GRACIOUS, O QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE.
PROTECT THE UNIVERSE.
O DEVI, YOU ARE THE ISHWARI (THE GODDESS, THE QUEEN)
OF ALL MOVING AND UNMOVING THINGS.

OMNIPOTENCE

YOU ARE THE ONLY SUPPORT OF THE WORLD,


BECAUSE YOU ARE IN THE FORM OF EARTH.
BY YOU WHO EXISTS IN THE FORM OF WATER,
IS THE WHOLE UNIVERSE PERVADED,
YOUR POWERS ARE UNSURPASSED.

FROM THE DEVI MAHATMAYAM, CHAP. XI

QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE

QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE, YOU ARE ITS GUARDIAN.


IN THE FORM OF THE UNIVERSE, YOU ARE ITS RECEPTACLE.

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YOU ARE WORSHIPPED BY THE LORDS OF THE UNIVERSE.
THOSE WHO ARE DEVOTED TO YOU
THEMSELVES BECOME SUPPORTERS OF THE UNIVERSE.

VISHWE-SHWARI TWAM PARIPAASI VISHWAM


VISHWAATMIKA DHAARAYASEETI VISHWAM.
VISHWESH-VANDYAA BHAVATEE BHAVANTI
VISHWAA-SHRAYAA YE TWAYI BHAKTI NAMRAAHA.

O DEVI, THE REMOVER OF THE AFFLICTIONS OF THE UNIVERSE,


BE PLEASED WITH US WHO ARE PROSTRATING AT YOUR FEET.
O DEVI, WHO IS WORTHY OF ALL PRAISE BY THE DWELLERS
OF THE THREE WORLDS,
GRANT BOONS TO ALL THE PEOPLE.

PRANA-TAANAAM PRASEEDA TWAM DEVI VISHWARTI-HAARINI.


TRAILOKYA VAASINAA-MEEDYE LOKAANAAM VARADAA BHAWA.

TO THE PRIMORDIAL MOTHER

YOU ARE THE CAUSE OF ALL THE WORLDS THOUGH YOUR SUBSTANCE IS THE THREE GUNAS,
YET NO FAULT IS KNOWN IN YOU.
INCOMPREHENSIBLE ARE YOU, EVEN TO HARI (VISHNU), HARA (SHIVA) AND OTHER GODS.
YOU ARE THE REFUGE OF ALL.
THE WHOLE WORLD IS BUT A SMALL PART OF YOU.
YOU ARE UNMANIFESTED, PRIMEVAL, SUPREME PRAKRITI.

TO THE DEVI

TO THE DEVI,
TO THE MAHADEVI,
WE BOW AGAIN AND AGAIN.
LET THOSE WHO HAVE EARS HEAR,
LET THOSE WHO HAVE EYES SEE,
LET SHE, THE AUSPICIOUS ONE, THE GREAT QUEEN,
GRANT US TO BE VICTORIOUS IN SPREADING SAHAJA YOGA.

CREATRIX

SHE HAS COMPLETE COMMAND OVER THE ENTIRE CREATION


AND WOULD MOVE THE UNIVERSE WITH JUST A THOUGHT.
FOR OUR OWN INNER EVOLUTION WE WORK FOR SAHAJA YOGA
AND REQUEST HER, WITH ALL HUMILITY,
TO ACCEPT WHATEVER SERVICES WE CAN RENDER.

MAY WE BE IN EVERLASTING YOGA WITH YOU.

MAY EVERYTHING WE HAVE BE UTILISED IN THE SERVICE OF SAHAJA YOGA.

MOTHER, KINDLY KEEP THIS, YOUR FORM,


WHICH IS QUENCHING THE THIRSTS OF OUR SPIRITS,
IN GOOD HEALTH FOR YEARS AND YEARS.

OBEISANCE TO THE GODDESS

OBEISANCE TO THAT GODDESS WHO IS FOUNDATIONAL TO ALL ORGANS OF BEINGS AND WHO IS
EVER PRESENT WITHIN
ALL BEINGS.
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THAT GODDESS WHO HAS PERVADED THE WHOLE UNIVERSE IN THE FORM OF CONSCIOUSNESS,
OBEISANCE TO HER,
OBEISANCE TO HER,
OBEISANCE TO HER.

I SEE A WORLD

I SEE A WORLD SO CLEARLY WHERE ONE WAKES, AND


TALKS, AND WORKS, AND PLAYS AND DOES ALL COMMON
THINGS AUSPICIOUSLY, IN GREAT EXUBERANCE,
AS THOUGH THEY HAD ASSUMED THE PATTERN OF A DANCE.
I SEE A TIME SO CERTAINLY WHEN THE WORLD BELONGS
TO THE LOVERS: NOT THOSE WHO LOVE LIGHTLY, NOW HERE,
NOW THERE, BUT TO THOSE WHO ARE LOVE;
WHOSE COMPASSION HAS SUCH POWER IT CAN ACT
TO HEAL THE WOUNDED HEART.
I SEE A WORLD SO CLEARLY WHERE WE ALL
HAVE COME OF AGE, AND MY OWN GREEN LAND,
GREEN ENGLAND, IS A PLACE OF PILGRIMAGE.

PRAYER OF SURRENDER (MARATHI)

GHALIN LO-TAGANA VANDINA CHARANA


DOLYANI PAHINA RUPA TUZE;
PREMEN ALINGIN ANANDE PUJINA
BHAVE OWALINA MHANE NAMA.

TWAMEWA MATA PITA TWAMEWA


TWAMEWA BANDU SAKHA TWAMEWA;
TWAMEWA VIDYA DRAVINAM TWAMEWA
TWAMEWA SARVAM MAMA DEVA DEVA.

KAYENA WACHA MA-NA-SEN-DRIYEWA


BHUDH-YA-ATMANA TWA PRA-KRU-TI-SWA-BHA-WAT;
KAROMI YAT YAT SAKALAM PA-RAS-MYE
NARAYANA-YETI SAMAR-PAYAMI.

ACHUTAM KESHAWAM RAM’NARA-YANAM


KRISHNA’-DA-MO-DARAM VASUDEVAM HARE’
SHRI-DHA-RAM, MA-DHA-WAM, GOPI-KA-WA-LA-BHAM
JANA-KI-NA-YE-KAM, RAM’-CHAN-DRAM BHAJE.

3 TIMES:
HARE RAM, HARE RAM, RAM RAM, HARE HARE
HARE KRISHN’, HARE KRISHN’, KRISHN’ KRISHN’, HARE HARE.

LORD JESUS

WE BOW TO THE ONE WHO IS THE ONLY SON OF HIS


VIRGIN MOTHER,
IN WHOSE EVERY PORE OF HIS BODY GALAXIES WHIRL AS DUST,
WHO WAS BORN TO TEACH US OF HIS FATHER SADASHIVA,
THE EVERLASTING ALMIGHTY GOD. AMEN.

HE IS THE PRIMORDIAL BEING, THE AUM.


HE IS PURE PRANAVA ENERGY.
HE WAS BORN IN THE PRIMORDIAL COSMIC EGG.

OM TWAMEWA SAKSHAT SHRI MARY JESUS SAKSHAT


SHRI ADI SHAKTI MATAJI

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SHRI NIRMALA DEVI NAMOH NAMAH.

O SAVIOUR

O SAVIOUR POUR UPON ME


THY SPIRIT OF MEEKNESS AND LOVE:
ANNIHILATE THE SELFHOOD IN ME,
BE THOU ALL MY LIFE.

FROM THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL,


WILLIAM BLAKE.

HE IS SUSTENANCE

HE IS SUSTENANCE; HE IS JOY;
HE IS TRUTH; HE IS REJOICING;
HE IS REST.
THAT WHICH HE CONCEIVES,
THAT WHICH HE SEES,
THAT ABOUT WHICH HE SPEAKS,
THE THOUGHT WHICH HE HAS,
TRANSCENDS ALL WISDOM,
AND IS ABOVE ALL INTELLECT,
AND IS ABOVE ALL GLORY,
AND IS ABOVE ALL HONOUR,
AND ALL SWEETNESS,
AND ALL GREATNESS,
AND ANY DEPTH,
AND ANY HEIGHT.

TRIPARTITE TRACTATE,
THE NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY.

COLLECTION OF SHORT PRAYERS

1. IN UTTER HUMILITY WE PRAY:


O MOTHER, YOUR FORM IS SOOTHING TO OUR INNER BEINGS,
IT IS QUENCHING THE THIRSTS OF OUR SPIRITS,
IT IS FULFILLING THE WISHES OF ALL GREAT SAGES, SAINTS AND SEEKERS.
KINDLY KEEP THIS FORM IN GOOD HEALTH FOR YEARS AND YEARS.

2.
O SUPREME GODDESS,
I SURRENDER TO YOU ALONE AND NO-ONE ELSE.
HENCE HAVE COMPASSION ON ME
AND PROTECT ME.

3.
O DEVI WE ALL PRAY:
MAY ALL OF US, BROTHERS AND SISTERS, THY CHILDREN,
BE COMPLETELY FILLED WITH THE PEACE, THE SILENCE,
THE BLISS OF THE ABSOLUTE, THE JOY OF OUR SPIRIT.
MAY EACH AND EVERY MOMENT OF OUR LIVES INVOLVE US IN
ADORATION OF THY LOTUS FEET AND TAKE US DEEPER INTO OUR
FOUNDATIONS OF INNOCENCE AND THE BEAUTY OF THE SPIRIT.

4.
SALUTATIONS AGAIN AND AGAIN TO THE DEVI
WHO ABIDES IN ALL BEINGS
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IN THE FORM OF PEACE!

PRIMORDIAL MOTHER

O PRIMORDIAL MOTHER,
LET YOUR BLESSINGS BESTOW UPON ME THROUGH
YOUR HOLY VIBRATIONS
AND LET YOUR HOLIEST OF ALL HOLIEST NAMES BE
ALWAYS IN MY HEART,
AND FORGIVE ME FOR OFFENDING YOU IN THOUGHTS, WORDS
AND DEEDS
AND MAKE ME ASHAMED OF IT.
GIVE ME COURAGE TO FORGIVE OTHERS AS YOU
HAVE FORGIVEN ME,
AND LET YOUR VIBRATIONS MAKE ME UNDERSTAND AS
TO WHERE I STAND
SO THAT I CAN PLEAD FOR FORGIVENESS TO MY
EVER LOVING MOTHER
WHO IS THE CREATOR OF THIS UNIVERSE.
AND FINALLY LET ME THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE
GIVEN TO ME
AND PRAY THAT YOUR BLESSINGS WILL BESTOW ON THIS POOR CHILD INFINITELY.

JAI SHRI MATAJI.

YOUR NAME IS OUR TRUTH

MOTHER, YOUR NAME IS OUR TRUTH


YOUR LOVE IS OUR SUPPORT

MOTHER, YOUR WORDS FILL US WITH JOY


MAY OUR JOY FILL EVERY UNIVERSE

MOTHER, WHAT MAY WE DO BUT SERVE YOU?


WHAT SHOULD WE DO BUT PRAISE YOU?
WHAT CAN WE DO WITHOUT YOU?

MOTHER, MOST GLORIOUS YOU ARE


AND FOREVER
MATAJI NIRMALA DEVI.

PRESENTED TO SHRI MATAJI


EASTER PUJA, DOLLIS HILL, LONDON 1980.

MAIDEN AND MOTHER

MAIDEN AND MOTHER,


BEYOND ALL CREATURES LOWLY AND LIFTED HIGH,
OF THE ETERNAL DESIGN THE CORNER-STONE!
THOU ART SHE WHO DID MAN’S SUBSTANCE GLORIFY
SO THAT ITS OWN MAKER DID NOT ESCHEW
EVEN TO BE MADE OF ITS MORTALITY.
WITHIN THY WOMB THE LOVE WAS KINDLED NEW
BY GENERATION OF WHOSE WARMTH SUPREME
THIS FLOWER TO BLOOM IN PEACE ETERNAL GREW.
HERE THOU TO US ART THE FULL NOONDAY BEAM
OF LOVE REVEALED: BELOW, TO MORTAL SIGHT,
HOPE, THAT FOREVER SPRINGS IN LIVING STREAM.
LADY, THOU ART SO GREAT AND HAST SUCH MIGHT
THAT WHO SO CRAVE GRACE, NOR TO THEE REPAIR,
THEIR LONGING EVEN WITHOUT WING SEEKETH FLIGHT.
THY CHARITY DOTH NOT ONLY HIM UP-BEAR
WHO PRAYS, BUT IN THY BOUNTY’S LARGE EXCESS
THOU OFTENTIMES DOST EVEN FORERUN THE PRAYER.

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IN THEE IS PITY, IN THEE IS TENDERNESS,
IN THEE MAGNIFICENCE, IN THEE THE SUM
OF ALL THAT IN CREATION MOST CAN BLESS.
NOW HE THAT FROM THE DEEPEST PIT HATH COME,
OF THE UNIVERSE, AND SEEN, EACH AFTER EACH,
THE SPIRITS AS THEY LIVE AND HAVE THEIR HOME,
HE OF THY GRACE SO MUCH POWER DOTH BESEECH
THAT HE BE ENABLED TO UPLIFT EVEN HIGHER
HIS EYES, AND TO THE FINAL GOODNESS REACH.

FROM THE DIVINE COMEDY,


DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265-1321 A.D.)

MOTHER

MY MOTHER HAS THE RADIANCE OF THE SUN AND THE MOON,


AND HER EYES ARE THE GLORY OF THE UNIVERSE.
HER DIADEM IS SET WITH THE SUN, THE MOON AND STARS
AND HER CROWN IS ABLAZE WITH COSMIC LOVE AND PURITY.
HER ORNAMENTS ARE THE DEVOTIONS OF HER CHILDREN
AND SHE IS THE SUPREME ISHWARI,
THE PARAMESHWARI - OF ALL THAT IS,
SHE IS THE SOURCE FLOOD OF HUMANKIND
AND THE SOURCE FLOOD OF ALL EXISTENCE.
FROM HER FEET HUMANKIND TAKES BIRTH AND ALL THE UNIVERSES THEIR EXISTENCE,
SHE IS THE SOURCE OF ALL THAT IS, AND BLISS TRANSCENDING ALL EXPERIENCE.
FROM HER NABHI FLOWS AUSPICIOUSNESS IN A DIVINE MILKY FLOOD.
FROM HER HEART FLOWS AUSPICIOUSNESS IN HOT FIERCE AND PROTECTING BLOOD.
SURROUNDING TO PROTECT HER OWN, RAISED TO PINNACLES UNKNOWN AND HEIGHTS BEYOND ALL
OTHERS.
SHE IS THE SOURCE OF ALL DEVOTION, OF PRAYER AND
VIRTUOUS ACTS.
SHE IS THE POETRY OF THE SOUL, ITS LIGHT AND COMPREHENSION,
SHE IS AWARENESS OF THE EARTH, SHE OF COSMIC SECOND BIRTH
OF VIRTUE, LIBERATION AND THE END; ETERNAL UNBROKEN AND WITHOUT END.
HER THROAT IS LIKE A PALE BLUE STAR - IN WHICH IS HELD THE COSMIC SOUND
LIGHT AND PROTECTION FROM THE FUMES OF HELL; AND COSMIC POISON’S FUTILE WRATH.
WITHIN IT DIVINE SOULS TAKE BIRTH AND ANGELS PRAISE IN COSMIC DANCE - THEIR DIVINE
ALL-EMBRACING LORD,
BUT SHE ALONE IS ABOVE IT ALL, AND IN SWEET PLAYFULNESS HOLDS IT TIGHT.
HER FOREHEAD IS SMOOTH AND CLEAR, RADIANT LIKE THE SNOWY MOUNTAIN’S BROW;
ABLAZE WITH COSMIC LIGHT AND LOVE - PURE COMPASSION’S ETERNAL BIRTH;
ABLAZE WITH THE CREST OF SUPREME WORTH, ARRANGED TO SET THE WORLDS TO RIGHT,
CULMINATING IN A SNOWY CAP, THE LIBERATION OF
COUNTLESS EARTHS.

BEYOND IT, ABOVE, HER BEING ASCENDS,


COSMIC ETERNAL ALL-EMBRACING.
WITHOUT FORM YET ALWAYS THERE,
THE UNIVERSE’S UNIMAGINABLE LIGHT.
BEYOND MEANING, BEYOND THOUGHT -
BEYOND THE GUNAS, AND ALL MATTER.
THERE SHE EXISTS, THE ETERNAL LORD,
PARABRAHMA WITHOUT END.
WHEN THIS HEART OF MINE BEHOLDS HER -
AUTOMATICALLY OF ITSELF GETS UP;
AND PLAYING WITH THE FINGERS OF ITS OWN DESIRE -
ON THE STRINGS OF ITS COSMIC LOVE
SINGING OF ITS PURE EXISTENCE AND ITS DEVOTION’S
UNENDING FLOOD,
UNCONTROLLABLE SINGS ON, HYMNS OF RADIANCE, JOY AND LOVE, DEVOTION INEXPRESSIBLE
AND RADIANT -
AT SEEING ITS MOTHER’S ETERNAL WORTH; AND SEEING ITS MOTHER’S ETERNAL LOVE.

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OM SHRI NIRMALA MA NAMO NAMAH

WHEN THE CHITTA RETURNS TO SUSHUMNA AND ASCENDS


TO SAHASRARA,
‘MA’ IS THE SOUND OF THAT SACRED SHAKTI.
WHEN I TAKE REFUGE IN THE GOLDEN-RED SHAFT OF SECURITY THAT IS THE PATH OF
KUNDALINI,
‘MA’ IS THE SOUND OF MY INWARD-TURNING.
WHEN THE MAYA RECEDES AND THE TREE OF REALITY BLOSSOMS JOYFULLY WITHIN,
‘MA’ IS THE SOUND OF THAT SILENCE.
WHEN MY COURAGE SPONTANEOUSLY SURGES FORTH LIKE THE GATHERING WAVE ON THE OCEAN OF
DHARMA,
‘MA’ IS THE SOUND OF THAT ENLIGHTENED MOTION.
WHEN THE PAIN OF ATTACHMENT FALLS AWAY TO REVEAL THE PUREST SWEET COMPASSION AND
JOY,
‘MA’ IS THE SOUND OF THAT ECSTATIC RELEASE.
‘MA’ IS THE SOUND OF MY FOLDED HANDS, RISING AND
SALUTING THEE.
‘MA’ IS THE SOUND OF MY HEAD BOWING IN REVERENCE TO THEE.
‘MA’ IS THE SOUND OF MY BEING, BLISSFULLY VIBRATING AND RESTING IN THEE.

TO MOTHER
I CAME TO YOU SO GROWN-UP THAT
I HAD FORGOTTEN PURITY
YOU TOOK ME IN YOUR ARMS
AS YOUR SON GANESHA, O NIRMALA MATA
YOUR BREATH AWAKENED FRAGRANCE IN ME
A SPARKLE FOR ALL TO SEE

I CAME TO YOU WITH AIMLESSNESS


EASY PREY TO NEGATIVITY
O BHAIRAVI YOU GAVE TO ME
A SWORD TO FACE THE ENEMY

I CAME TO YOU ALL DRY AND BARREN


THE MUSIC GONE, THE DANCE HAD CEASED
O SARASWATI YOU MADE FOR ME
A GARDEN FULL OF JOY AND BEAUTY

I CAME TO YOU WITH NERVOUSNESS


NO COMFORT LEFT, THE PEACE HAD VANISHED
O GREAT LAKSHMI YOU GAVE TO ME
FULFILMENT OF THE YEARNING OF YEARS

I CAME TO YOU, ALL KNOWLEDGE GONE


OF GREAT GOD’S LOVE AND MERCY
O SHIVA SHAKTI YOU CREATED WITHIN ME
A MIRROR TO SEE THAT ALL IS HE

I CAME TO YOU WITH JAGGED VOICE


ALL AWKWARDNESS AND MISERY
O RADHA, O KRISHNA YOUR SWEET SONG
RESOUNDS THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE WITHIN ME

I CAME TO YOU WITH MY EGO


AND QUICKLY LEARNED IT WAS NOT SO
MY SHIFTY EYES YOU SOOTHED
WITH A GLANCE FROM YOURS
O MARY MATA I LOVE YOU SO

YOU OPENED MY EYES AND MADE ME SEE


O SAHASRARA SWAMINI
THAT YOURS IS THE MAHA FAMILY
WITH YOU IN THEM AND THEM IN ME
O ADI SHAKTI MATAJI I BOW TO THEE.

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THE DIVINE MOTHER

ALL SCIENCES COME FROM THEE,


AND ALL WOMEN IN THE WORLD ARE PARTS OF THEE.
BY THEE ALONE, O MOTHER, IS THE COSMOS FILLED.
HOW CAN WE PRAISE THEE?
ART THOU NOT BEYOND THE REACH OF THE HIGHEST PRAISE?

THOU, O MOTHER, DOST EXIST AS ALL THINGS.


BEING WORSHIPPED, THOU BESTOWEST HEAVEN AND LIBERATION.
WHAT WORDS, HOWEVER SUBLIME, CAN SUFFICE FOR THY PRAISE?

O AUSPICIOUS ONE, THOU ART THE SOURCE OF ALL AUSPICIOUSNESS.


THOU ART THE ACCOMPLISHER OF ALL CHERISHED DESIRES.
THOU ART THE GIVER OF REFUGE.
THOU POSSESSEST THE EYE OF WISDOM AND BEAUTY OF FORM.
O THOU POWER DIVINE, SALUTATIONS TO THEE.

O ETERNAL ONE, THOU ART THE ENERGY OF CREATION, MAINTENANCE AND DESTRUCTION.
THOU ART THE ABODE OF THE THREEFOLD COSMIC ENERGY
AND THOU ART ALSO ITS MANIFESTER.
O THOU POWER DIVINE, SALUTATIONS TO THEE.

FROM THE DEVI MAHATMYAM.

PRAISE BE TO GOD

IN THE NAME OF GOD, MOST GRACIOUS, MOST MERCIFUL.


PRAISE BE TO GOD, THE CHERISHER AND SUSTAINER OF
THE WORLDS;
MOST GRACIOUS, MOST MERCIFUL;
MASTER OF THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT.
THEE DO WE WORSHIP, AND THINE AID WE SEEK.
SHOW US THE STRAIGHT WAY,
THE WAY OF THOSE ON WHOM THOU HAST BESTOWEST THY GRACE,
THOSE WHOSE PORTION IS NOT WRATH, AND WHO GO NOT ASTRAY.
AMEN.

FROM THE QU’RAN.

SHRI MATAJI’S PRAYER FOR THE SPIRIT (LEFT HEART)

“WE PRAY TO LORD SHIVA TO LOOK AFTER OUR UNION.


I SURRENDER TO YOU.
NOW THE GAURI KUNDALINI SURRENDERS TO THE SPIRIT.
WE PRAY TO LORD SHIVA TO LOOK AFTER THIS.
I FORGET EVERYTHING ELSE. I LEAVE IT IN YOUR HOLY HANDS.
YOU RAISE ME UP.
I FORGET ALL THAT WAS IN ME BEFORE-
JUST LIFT ME UP.
YOU RAISE ME UP.
EVERYTHING I HAVE DROPPED OUT,
NO OTHER DESIRE BUT JUST LIFT ME HIGHER AND HIGHER.
MAKE ME YOUR SERVANT. THE REST OF IT IS NOT IMPORTANT.
ALL OTHER MANIFESTATIONS OF THIS DESIRE ARE OVER.
NOW I AM ABSOLUTELY SURRENDERED TO YOU, MY SPIRIT.
LIFT ME HIGHER AND HIGHER AND HIGHER,
AWAY FROM ALL THE THINGS THAT WERE NOT THE SPIRIT.
MAKE ME COMPLETE SPIRIT.
FORGET ALL THAT WAS THERE.

THAT ELEVATION, THAT ASCENT BECOMES A FAST, QUICK TRIP. A VERY FAST THING IF YOU
JUST TRY THIS EVERY MOMENT. ANYTHING THAT GOES AGAINST THE SPIRIT MUST BE GIVEN
UP.
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AND THAT SPIRIT IS WHAT? THE PURE DESIRE. WE HAVE TO BE ONE WITH THE SPIRIT, AND
ALL THE REST IS NOT IMPORTANT. YOU ARE IN THE BEAUTIFUL KINGDOM OF GOD WHERE ALL
UGLINESS DROPS OUT. LIKE WHEN THE LOTUS OPENS OUT, ALL THE MUD DROPS OUT FROM IT.
IN THE SAME BEAUTIFUL WAY, LET MY CHILDREN BECOME FRAGRANT BEAUTIFUL OFFERINGS TO
LORD SADASHIVA. MAY GOD BLESS YOU”.

SHRI MATAJI

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD (23RD PSALM)

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, I SHALL NOT WANT;


HE MAKES ME LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES.
HE LEADS ME BESIDE STILL WATERS;
HE RESTORES MY SOUL.
HE LEADS ME IN PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
FOR HIS NAME’S SAKE.

EVEN THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW


OF DEATH,
I FEAR NO EVIL;
FOR THOU ART WITH ME,
THY ROD AND THY STAFF,
THEY COMFORT ME.

THOU PREPAREST A TABLE BEFORE ME IN THE PRESENCE OF


MY ENEMIES;
THOU ANNOINTEST MY HEAD WITH OIL,
MY CUP OVERFLOWS.
SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL FOLLOW ME
ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE;
AND I SHALL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD
FOR EVER.

FOR THE CENTRE HEART CHAKRA

MOTHER, YOU ARE MY PROTECTION,


PLEASE KEEP ME IN YOUR BANDHAN UNDER YOUR PROTECTION.
FOR THE RIGHT HEART CHAKRA

MOTHER, YOU ARE MY FATHER.

PSALM 23A

SHRI MOTHER YOU ARE MY SHEPHERD


I SHALL NOT WANT ...
YOU ARE SO SOLICITOUS OF MY WELLBEING.
YOU QUIETEN MY THOUGHTS UNTIL THEY ARE LIKE STILL WATERS.
YOU HAVE COME TO RESTORE MY SOUL.
IT IS YOU WHO SHOWS ME THE PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
THAT I MUST TRAVEL, FOR YOUR NAME’S SAKE.

I KNOW THAT EVEN THOUGH I WALK THROUGH


THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH,
I SHOULD FEAR NO EVIL:
FOR YOU ARE WITH ME.
YOUR VIBRATIONS AND MY KUNDALINI
ARE THERE TO COMFORT ME.

YOU MAKE IT KNOWN TO MY ENEMIES

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THAT I AM ONE OF YOUR CHILDREN.
YOU ANNOINT MY HEAD WITH THE GRACE OF GOD,
AND CHAITANYA FLOWS UPON ME.
SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY
SHALL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE,
AND I SHALL DWELL IN THE GLOW
OF YOUR HEART FOREVER.

FOR THE CENTRE HEART

SURRENDER

DHARMAM SHARANAM GACCHAMI


(I SURRENDER MYSELF TO MY VIRTUES)

BUDDHAM SHARANAM GACCHAMI


(I SURRENDER MYSELF TO MY ENLIGHTENMENT)

SANGHAM SHARANAM GACCHAMI


(I SURRENDER MYSELF TO THE COLLECTIVE)

SHRI BUDDHA

PLEDGE

MOST WORSHIPFUL AND BELOVED MOTHER,


THOU ART BIRTHLESS.
BUT THOU HAST COME WITHIN TIME
SO THAT WE COULD FULFIL OUR OLD DREAMS, BEHOLD THEE AND CELEBRATE THY BIRTHDAYS.
IN THIS YEAR 19...., WE THY CHILDREN, BY THE GRACE OF THY LOVE
ARE GATHERED HERE ON BEHALF OF THE SAHAJA YOGIS OF THE WHOLE WORLD.
AND WE SAY THIS:

MOTHER OF GOD, IN THE NAME OF ALL THE SACRED DEITIES WHO ARE THYSELF,
WE SOLEMNLY PLEDGE OURSELVES TO BUILD THY JERUSALEM WITH ALL OUR DESIRE, HEART AND
CONSCIOUSNESS;
TO DEDICATE OUR LIFE TO SAHAJA YOGA SO THAT,
O BELOVED GREAT GODDESS,
THROUGH THY LOVE AND POWER,
THE WORLD WILL KNOW THAT YOU CAME
TO GIVE THE MEANING TO THY CREATION. AUM. AMEN.

THIS PLEDGE WAS READ TO SHRI MATAJI


AT HER BIRTHDAY PUJA, LONDON 21 MARCH 1982

MAY THE DIVINE MOTHER BLESS US ALL WITH THE STRENGTH AND COURAGE TO KEEP TO THE
PLEDGE ALWAYS.

PRAYER FOR DESIRES THAT MAKE US GO DEEP

PLEASE GIVE PEACE INSIDE ME


PLEASE GIVE LOVE INSIDE ME
PLEASE GIVE A GOOD CHARACTER INSIDE ME
PLEASE GIVE LOVE FOR THE WHOLE WORLD INSIDE ME
PLEASE GIVE SWEETNESS INSIDE ME
PLEASE KEEP ME IN YOUR LOTUS FEET
PLEASE MIX MY DROP IN YOUR OCEAN
PLEASE REMOVE ALL IMPURITIES FROM INSIDE ME
PLEASE MAKE ME LARGE HEARTED
PLEASE GIVE ME WISDOM
PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR WISDOM
IN THE WHOLE WORLD THERE SHOULD BE A RULE OF LOVE
FOR THAT LET MY LAMP BURN
FOR THAT LET MY BODY PERISH
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LET THIS MIND AND HEART WORK FOR THAT,
THINK OF ALL BEAUTIFUL THINGS
AND WORK FOR ALL BEAUTIFUL THINGS.

GURU NANAKA’S PRAISE OF GOD

IF THE FEAR OF GOD IS IN THE HEART,


ALL OTHER FEAR IS DISPELLED.
IF ONE REMAINDETH IN FEAR,
THE HEART WILL BE DEVOID OF THE FEAR OF GOD.
I HAVE NO OTHER SHELTER EXCEPT THEE, MY LORD!
WHATEVER HAPPENETH IS THY WILL!
BE AFFRIGHTENED IF THOU HAVE
ANY FEAR OTHER THAN THAT OF GOD.
TO LIVE IN FEAR IS THE MIND’S DISQUIET.
THE SOUL DIETH NOT, NOR IS IT DROWNED:
IT IS REDEEMED THROUGH GOD’S GRACE.
HE WHO CREATED THE WORLD ORDAINETH EVERYTHING:
BY HIS ORDER WE COME AND BY HIS ORDER WE GO,
HIS WILL PREVAILETH FOR EVER AND A DAY.

RAMA KAVACHA, (PRAISE TO LORD RAMA), THE RAMRAKSH

IN THE BEGINNING ONE SHOULD MEDITATE ON LORD RAMA,


PUTTING ONE’S ATTENTION ON THE RIGHT HEART.

THE PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF LORD RAMA IS AS FOLLOWS:


HIS HANDS ARE VERY LONG, REACHING TO HIS KNEES.
HE IS HOLDING A BOW AND ARROW IN HIS HANDS,
SITTING ON A THRONE, WEARING YELLOW CLOTHES.
HIS EYES ARE LIKE FRESH LOTUS PETALS
AND HE IS HAPPY AS HE LOOKS AT HIS WIFE SITA,
WHO IS SITTING ON HIS LEFT.
HIS SKIN IS THE COLOUR OF A WATER-FILLED CLOUD:
LIGHT BLUE.
HIS HAIR IS VERY LONG AND HIS BODY IS COVERED WITH DIFFERENT ORNAMENTS.
LORD RAMA’S CHARACTER IS SO VAST THAT WE COULD WRITE A THOUSAND MILLION VERSES
DESCRIBING IT, EVERY WORD OF IT CAPABLE OF DESTROYING THE GREATEST SINS OF HUMAN
BEINGS.
A WISE MAN SHOULD LEARN THIS PRAISE OF LORD RAMA CALLED RAMA RAKSHA BY HEART.

THE QUALITIES OF LORD RAMA ARE DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:


HIS SKIN HAS A LIGHT BLUE COLOUR AND HIS EYES ARE
LIKE LOTUSES,
BIG AND JOY GIVING.
IN FRONT OF HIM ARE SHRI LAKSHMANA AND HIS WIFE SITA.
HE IS DECORATED BY A CROWN MADE OF LONG HAIR.
HE HAS A SWORD IN ONE HAND AND A BOW AND ARROW IN
THE OTHER,
AND ON HIS BACK SPARE ARROWS TO KILL THE RAKSHASAS.
HE IS BEYOND BIRTH AND DEATH.
HIS POWERS HAVE NO LIMITS, AND BY HIS POWERS HE HAS INCARNATED AS LORD RAMA.
HE IS CAPABLE OF DESTROYING ALL THE NEGATIVE FORCES AND FULFILLING ALL OUR
DESIRES.
MAY LORD RAMA WHO IS BORN IN THE FAMOUS LINE OF RAGU RAJ PROTECT MY HEAD.
MAY LORD RAMA THE SON OF KING DASHRATHA
PROTECT MY FOREHEAD.

MAY LORD RAMA, SON OF QUEEN KALSHALYA, PROTECT MY EYES.


MAY LORD RAMA THE FAVOURITE DISCIPLE OF LORD VISHVAMITRA PROTECT BOTH MY EARS.
MAY LORD RAMA THE PROTECTOR OF THE HAVAN OF LORD VISHVAMITRA PROTECT MY NOSE.
MAY LORD RAMA WHO LOVES HIS BROTHER LAKSHMANA
PROTECT MY MOUTH.
MAY LORD RAMA WHO HOLDS ALL KNOWLEDGE PROTECT MY TONGUE.
MAY LORD RAMA WHO IS WORSHIPPED BY BHARATA
PROTECT MY THROAT.

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MAY LORD RAMA WHO POSSESSES ALL THE POWERFUL WEAPONS PROTECT MY SHOULDERS.
MAY LORD RAMA WHO BROKE THE STRONG BOW DURING THE SWAYAMBARA OF SITA PROTECT BOTH
MY ARMS.
MAY LORD RAMA WHO WON AGAINST PARASHURAM
PROTECT MY HEART.
MAY LORD RAMA WHO DESTROYED THE RAKSHASA NAMED PUR, PROTECT THE CENTRE OF MY BODY.
MAY LORD RAMA WHO GAVE REFUGE TO JAMVAVAN
PROTECT MY NAVEL.
MAY LORD RAMA WHO IS THE LORD OF SUGRIVA
PROTECT MY WAIST.
MAY LORD RAMA WHO IS THE LORD OF HANUMANA
PROTECT MY GROIN.
MAY LORD RAMA WHO IS THE DESTROYER OF THE LINEAGE OF THE RAKSHASAS, PROTECT MY
THIGHS.
MAY LORD RAMA WHO BUILT A BRIDGE OVER THE SEAS,
PROTECT MY KNEES.
MAY LORD RAMA WHO DESTROYED THE TEN-FACED RAVANA,
PROTECT MY CALVES.
MAY LORD RAMA WHO GAVE RAJ LAXSHMI TO BIBEESHANA,
PROTECT MY FEET.
MAY LORD RAMA WHO GIVES JOY TO EVERYONE, PROTECT MY BODY.

ANYONE WHO LEARNS THIS RAMA KAVACH WHICH IS FULL OF THE POWER OF LORD RAMA, WILL
LIVE A LONG LIFE, WILL BE CONTENTED AND HAPPY,
WILL HAVE SONS AND WILL SUCCEED WHEREVER HE GOES, GIFTED WITH HUMILITY.
ANYONE WHO HAS THE PROTECTION OF THIS RAMA KAVACH WILL BE SAVED FROM THE EVIL
SPIRITS OF DEAD PEOPLE LIVING ON THE EARTH, IN THE SKY OR IN HELL.

ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS THE NAME OF LORD RAMA AS RAM, RAMCHANDRA OR RAMBHADRA NEVER
FALLS PREY TO SIN, WILL EXPERIENCE ALL TYPES OF WELLBEING AND IN THE END IS
LIBERATED AND GETS HIS SELF-REALISATION.
THIS RAMRAKSH OR RAMA KAVACH IS AS STRONG AS THE IRON CAGE OF LORD INDRA, HENCE IT
IS CALLED VAGRA PUNJA.
THE ONE WHO RECITES THIS RAMRAKSH TRIUMPHS WHEREVER
HE GOES,
IS BLESSED AND OBEYED BY ALL.

THIS RAMRAKSH WAS RECITED BY LORD SHIVA IN THE DREAM OF SAGE BUDDHA KALSHIKA AND
HE WROTE IT DOWN IN THE MORNING OF THE FOLLOWING DAY, EXACTLY AS TOLD.

LORD RAMA IS LIKE A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN OF


NECTAR-GIVING TREES.
LORD RAMA WHO IS THE DESTROYER OF ALL OUR TROUBLES AND WORRIES AND IS PRAISED
THROUGHOUT THE THREE LOKAS, HEAVEN, EARTH AND HELL, IS OUR GOD ALMIGHTY.
LORD RAMA AND HIS BROTHER LAKSHMANA WHO ARE THE HEADS OF THE RAGU DYNASTY, PROTECT
US.
LORD RAMA AND LAKSHMANA ARE DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
YOUNG, HANDSOME, WELL BUILT, VERY STRONG AND COURAGEOUS.
THEIR EYES ARE LIKE LOTUSES AND THEY WEAR A PITAMBAR,
THEY EAT ROOTS AND HERBS.
THEY’VE GAINED MASTERY OVER THE ORGANS OF THEIR BODIES AND APPEAR SPIRITUALLY
EVOLVED.
THEY ARE CELIBATE, THEY PROTECT ALL THE ANIMALS
AND ARE GREAT WARRIORS WITH THE BOW AND ARROW.
THEY HAVE DESTROYED THE DYNASTY OF THE RAKSHASAS.
MAY LORD RAMA AND HIS BROTHER LAKSHMANA WHO HAVE A BOW AND ARROW READY IN THEIR
HANDS AND MANY ARROWS ON THEIR BACKS, WALK IN FRONT OF ME ON MY PATH, TO PROTECT
ME.
MAY LORD RAMA WHO IS ALWAYS ON GUARD HAVING A BOW AND ARROW AND A CLUB,
WHO IS ALWAYS GUIDING OUR MINDS AND WHO WITH LAKSHMANA IS OMNIPRESENT IN THE
UNIVERSE, PROTECT US.

ONE WHO TAKES THE NAMES OF LORD RAMA IN DIFFERENT FORMS NOW GIVEN, GETS MANY
BLESSINGS FROM LORD RAMA.

THE DIFFERENT NAMES OF RAMA ARE:

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ONE WHO GIVES JOY,
SON OF DASHRATHA,
ONE WHOSE SERVANT IS LAKSHMANA,
WHO IS STRONG,
WHO IS A GREAT MAN,
THE ONE WHO IS PURNABRAHMA -
THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE,
THE SON OF KHALSALYA,
THE ONE WHO HAS VERY GREAT KNOWLEDGE,
THE LORD OF HAVANAS,
THE PURANPURASHOTAM - THE IDEAL HUMAN BEING,
THE DEAR ONE OF SHRI SITA, WHO POSSESSES EVERYTHING AND IS A WARRIOR WITHOUT
EQUAL.

ONE WHO PRAISES LORD RAMA, HAVING LIGHT BLUE SKIN, EYES LIKE LOTUS, WHO WEARS A
PITAMBAR, IS FREE FROM THE BONDAGE OF SIN AND DEATH.
LORD RAMA WHO IS THE ELDER BROTHER OF LAKSHMANA,
THE HIGHEST OF THE RAGU DYNASTY,
THE HUSBAND OF SHRI SITA,
WHO IS VERY HANDSOME, FULL OF COMPASSION AND WHO IS REPLETE WITH GOOD QUALITIES,
WHO LOVED BRAHMANAS, THE REALISED SOULS,
WHO IS VERY DHARMIC,
WHO IS THE KING,
LOVER OF TRUTH,
SON OF DASHRATHA, WHOSE SKIN IS FAIR,
WHOSE PERSONALITY IS PEACEFUL, WHO GIVES JOY TO OTHERS,
WHO DECORATES THE RAGU DYNASTY LIKE KUM-KUM ON THE FOREHEAD
AND WHO IS THE ENEMY OF RAVANA - WE BOW TO YOU.
WE BOW TO THE HUSBAND OF SHRI SITA WHO IS KNOWN ALSO AS RAM, RAMBHADRA,
RAMDHANDRA, VEDAS, RAGUNATH AND NARSA.
OH! LORD RAMA WHO IS THE ELDER BROTHER OF BHARATA,
WHO IS MERCILESS IN BATTLE, BE OUR PROTECTOR.

I WORSHIP THE FEET OF LORD RAMA IN MY MIND,


I BOW AT THE FEET OF LORD RAMA,
I SURRENDER AT THE FEET OF LORD RAMA.
LORD RAMA IS MY MOTHER AND MY FATHER.
HE IS MY LORD AND MY FRIEND.
SO, ALSO THE EVER COMPASSIONATE LORD RAMA IS EVERYTHING TO ME AND I DO NOT KNOW
ANYONE ELSE AT ALL.
I BOW TO LORD RAMA, ON WHOSE RIGHT SIDE IS LAXSHMANA
AND ON WHOSE LEFT IS KING JANAKA’S DAUGHTER, SHRI SITA.
LORD RAMA WHO GIVES JOY TO EVERYBODY,
WHO FIGHTS COURAGEOUSLY ON THE BATTLEFIELD,
WHOSE EYES ARE LIKE LOTUSES, WHO IS THE GREATEST OF THE RAGU DYNASTY AND WHO IS
THE COMPASSIONATE LORD,
I SURRENDER TO HIM.

SHRI HANUMANA WHO FLIES IN THE SKY AS HE WILLS,


WHO IS AS SWIFT AS THE WIND.
WHO HAS MASTERED AND CONTROLLED HIS SENSES AND ORGANS,
WHO IS THE MOST INTELLIGENT OF THE MONKEYS,
WHO IS THE CHIEF OF THE MONKEYS,
WHO IS THE SON OF THE LORD OF THE WIND
AND WHO IS THE MESSENGER OF LORD RAMA,
I SURRENDER TO YOU.
SAGE VALMIKI WHO SITS ON A TREE BRANCH IN THE FORM
OF A CUCKOO
CHANTING RAM RAM IN A BEAUTIFUL VOICE,
I BOW TO YOU.
LORD RAMA WHO IS THE DESTROYER OF ALL OUR TROUBLES,
WHO GIVES US WEALTH AND GIVES JOY TO THE PEOPLE,
I BOW TO YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN.

WHEN WE SAY RAM RAM AND WORSHIP LORD RAMA IT MAKES US DETACHED FROM WORLDLY
PROBLEMS, MAKES US THE WITNESS,
HELPS US ENCOUNTER MATERIAL WELLBEING
AND FRIGHTENS THE MESSENGERS OF YAMA THE GOD OF DEATH.

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I WORSHIP THE HUSBAND OF SHRI SITA, LORD RAMA,
WHO GAINS ALWAYS THE VICTORY.
I BOW TO LORD RAMA WHO HAS KILLED THE ARMY OF RAKSHASAS,
I CONSIDER NO ONE GREATER THAN LORD RAMA AND I AM HIS SERVANT.
LORD RAMA LET MY ATTENTION BE ALWAYS ON YOUR BEING
AND MAY YOU HELP ME TO EVOLVE.

SHRI SHIVA TELLS SHRI PARVATI: “ONE WHO TAKES THE NAME OF LORD RAMA AND WORSHIPS
HIM, WITH SUCH A PERSON I AM WELL PLEASED”.

THIS PRAISE OF LORD RAMA IS EQUAL TO THE VISHNU SAHASRANAM.


THUS THE RAMA KAVACHA WRITTEN BY SAGE BUDDHA KALSHIKA COMES TO AN END; AND MAY IT
BE OFFERED AT THE FEET OF SAKSHAT LORD RAMA.

SONG OFFERINGS TO THE CREATOR

THOU HAST MADE ME ENDLESS, SUCH IS THY PLEASURE,


THIS FRAIL VESSEL THOU EMPTIEST AGAIN AND AGAIN,
AND FILLEST IT EVER WITH FRESH LIFE.

THIS LITTLE FLUTE OF A REED THOU HAST CARRIED


OVER HILLS AND DALES, AND HAST BREATHED
THROUGH IT MELODIES ETERNALLY NEW.

AT THE IMMORTAL TOUCH OF THY HAND MY LITTLE


HEART LOSES ITS LIMITS IN JOY AND GIVES
BIRTH TO UTTERANCE INEFFABLE.

THY INFINITE GIFTS COME TO ME ONLY ON THESE


VERY SMALL HANDS OF MINE.
AGES PASS, AND STILL THOU POUREST,
AND STILL THERE IS ROOM TO FILL.

FROM GITANJALI,
RABINDRANATH TAGORE.

PRAYER FOR SHRI BUDDHA PUJA

AUM. SHRI MATAJI, SALUTATIONS TO THEE AGAIN AND AGAIN.


THIS IS THE PRAYER OF THE SAHAJA SANGHA,
PERFORMED AT THY BUDDHA PUJA, IN THE VISSHUDI OF THE PLANET,
FOR THE COLLECTIVE WELFARE ON MOTHER EARTH.
AUM. AMEN.

SHRI MATAJI, MAY ALL ASPECTS OF THE BODHICITTA,


THE ENLIGHTENED CONSCIOUSNESS,
BE AWAKENED AT THY COMMAND,
MAY ALL BODHISATTVAS PERFORM THY AARTI.
MAY THY GRACE PREVAIL. AMEN.

MAY AMOGHASIDDHI, THE ALL-ACCOMPLISHING WIDSOM OF BECOMING BE AWAKENED AT THY


COMMAND.

MAY RATNASAMBHAVA, WHO MAINTAINS BALANCE IN ALL THINGS BE AWAKENED AT THY COMMAND.

MAY AKSHOBHYA, THE WISDOM OF THE ALL-REFLECTING MIRROR BE AWAKENED AT THY COMMAND.

MAY AMITABHA, WHO UPHOLDS THE ETERNAL LIGHT OF DISCRIMINATION BE AWAKENED AT THY
COMMAND.

MAY VAIROCANA, THE UNIVERSAL HARMONY IN THE COSMOS BE AWAKENED AT THY COMMAND.

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AND MAY AVALOKITESHVARA, DISPLAYING THE THOUSAND ARMS OF ACTING COMPASSION BE
AWAKENED AT THY COMMAND. AUM. AMEN.

SHRI MATAJI, SALUTATION TO THEE AGAIN AND AGAIN.


THOU ART THE PRIMORDIAL SPLENDOUR OF GOD, THE ADI SHAKTI AND MOTHER OF THE
DEVATAS.
THOU ARE THE ROOTS OF ALL ACTION, THE SUCCESS IN ANY ACTION AND THE SOLE AND ONLY
DOER IN THE COUNTLESS UNIVERSES OF THY CREATION.

THOU ART SHRI MAHAMAYA, THE MOTHER OF THE ADI AHAMKARA, THE PRIMORDIAL EGO OF GOD,
THE PRINCE OF KAPILAVASTU WHO BECAME BY THY GRACE, THE BUDDHA.
SALUTATION TO THEE AGAIN AND AGAIN.

SHRI MATAJI, THOU ART, IN SOLITARY GLORY,


THE CREATOR, THE MAKER, THE ABSOLUTE DOER.
THOU ART THE SLAYER OF THE HOSTS OF MARA
AND THE ONLY REAL MAHATAHAMKAR.
THOU ONLY CANST SAVE US FROM OUR KARMA AND
REMOVE THE THREAT OF THE IMPENDING DOOM,
CALLED UPON OURSELVES BY OUR OWN MISDEEDS.
PLEASE, SHRI MATAJI, UNDO THE EVIL THAT MEN HAVE DONE.

THOU ART THE GREAT AVATAR OF THE GREAT MAITREYA,


DIVINE LOVE IN HUMAN FORM, THE MASTER OF THE WHITE HORSE.

AND NOW THE PLAGUES OF THIS MODERN WORLD WILL BE LISTED:

FIRST AND FOREMOST, THE GHOST OF MATERIALISM HAS EMPOWERED THE RAKSHASI OF THE
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION SYSTEM WITH THE TREMENDOUS MIGHT TO SWALLOW THE BODIES AND
MINDS OF THE MILLIONS.

PRAYER:

SHRI ADI SHAKTI, PLEASE UNDO THE EVIL THAT MEN HAVE DONE.

AS A RESULT, THE THREE ELEMENTS OF EARTH, WATER AND AIR ARE POLLUTED. WE ARE
RELEASING CHEMICALS WHICH DEPLETE THE OZONE SPHERE AND DESTROY MARINE LIFE. WE
ARE CUTTING DOWN THE FORESTS THAT USED TO PROTECT THE LAND, AND ACID RAINS ARE
DESTROYING THE REST.

SHRI ADI SHAKTI, PLEASE UNDO THE EVIL THAT MEN HAVE DONE.

WE HAVE MANUFACTURED HYDROGEN BOMBS AND LEAVE BEHIND ATOMIC PLANTS AND RADIOACTIVE
WASTE WHICH REPRESENT A THREAT FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS TO COME.

SHRI ADI SHAKTI, PLEASE UNDO THE EVIL THAT MEN HAVE DONE.

MODERN WEAPONRY HAS TRANSFORMED WAR INTO A FACELESS BUTCHERY OF UNPRECEDENTED


PROPORTION. ARMS DEALERS ARE BUILDING ECONOMIC EMPIRES BY SELLING DEATH.

SHRI ADI SHAKTI, PLEASE UNDO THE EVIL THAT MEN HAVE DONE.

AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THIS, AND RELATED GENOCIDES, THERE ARE MILLIONS OF BHOOTS


HAUNTING THE PLANET.

SHRI ADI SHAKTI, PLEASE UNDO THE EVIL THAT MEN HAVE DONE.

ELECTRONIC MACHINERY AND MECHANISATION MAY TRANSFORM THE HUMAN BRAIN INTO A
COLLECTION OF ROBOTIC PROCESSES.

SHRI ADI SHAKTI, PLEASE UNDO THE EVIL THAT MEN HAVE DONE.

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND GENETIC MANIPULATION MAY RELEASE HARMFUL SUBSTANCES OR LEAD TO


THE CREATION OF MONSTROUS CREATURES.

SHRI ADI SHAKTI, PLEASE UNDO THE EVIL THAT MEN HAVE DONE.

THE DESTRUCTION OF INNOCENCE DOOMS OUR CHILDREN, OUR FAMILIES, AND HERALDS THE

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DISSOLUTION OF SOCIETY.

SHRI ADI SHAKTI, PLEASE UNDO THE EVIL THAT MEN HAVE DONE.

VIOLENCE AND THE PERVERSION OF SEX IN THE MEDIA POLLUTE THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE
MASSES.

SHRI ADI SHAKTI, PLEASE UNDO THE EVIL THAT MEN HAVE DONE.

THE DISEASES OF MODERN LIFE SUCH AS CANCER, AIDS AND INSANITY ARE THE DIRECT
RESULT OF OUR SELF-MADE HELLISH ENVIRONMENT.

SHRI ADI SHAKTI, PLEASE UNDO THE EVIL THAT MEN HAVE DONE.

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL THROW PEOPLE INTO A REGRESSION OF THEIR CONSCIOUSNESS.

SHRI ADI SHAKTI, PLEASE UNDO THE EVIL THAT MEN HAVE DONE.

BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN NO LONGER FEEL THEIR HEART, SOCIAL SERVICES ARE BREAKING DOWN.
THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM TRIES TO MAKE MONEY ON ITS GUINEA PIGS, AND LAWYERS HAVE
GRADUATED TO PROFESSIONAL CROOKS.

SHRI ADI SHAKTI, PLEASE UNDO THE EVIL THAT MEN HAVE DONE.

THE BANKING SYSTEM DOES NOT SO MUCH ENCOURAGE PRODUCTION AND USEFUL ACTIVITIES AS
PROTECT THE UNETHICAL ACCUMULATION OF WEALTH.

SHRI ADI SHAKTI, PLEASE UNDO THE EVIL THAT MEN HAVE DONE.

CORRUPT GOVERNMENT AND POLITICIANS CANNOT HANDLE THE PROBLEMS OF THE KALI YUGA
BUT, ON THE CONTRARY, CAN ONLY MASSIVELY ADD TO THEM.

SHRI ADI SHAKTI, PLEASE UNDO THE EVIL THAT MEN HAVE DONE.

POLITICAL DICTATORSHIP AND RELIGIOUS FANATICISM HAVE GIVEN AN OFFICIAL SEAL TO


MINDLESS VIOLENCE.

SHRI ADI SHAKTI, PLEASE UNDO THE EVIL THAT MEN HAVE DONE.

AND FINALLY, SHRI MATAJI, IN THIS COUNTRY WHICH SHOULD BE THE LAND OF INTEGRATION,
THE BRAIN OF THE PEOPLE HAS BEEN ATOMISED INTO LITTLE BITS AND FRAGMENTS. HENCE
THOSE BRAINS ARE UNABLE TO GET THE VISION OF THE WHOLE, THE VISION OF YOUR PLAN.

THESE AND OTHER EVILS ARE THE FRUIT OF OUR KARMAS.


MAY THEY BE BLOWN AWAY BY THE WIND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

BUDDHAM SHARANAM GACCHAMI


DHARMAM SHARANAM GACCHAMI
SANGHAM SHARANAM GACCHAMI

SAKSHAT SHRI ADI SHAKTI MATAJI


SHRI NIRMALA DEVI NAMOH NAMAH.

SAN DIEGO, JULY 1988

YOU WHO FOUGHT AGAIN AND WON

YOU WHO FOUGHT AGAIN, AND WON,


THE WAR THE ANGELS LOST,
YOU WHO WATCHED AND WEPT WHEN CHRIST
WAS TRIED AND SCOURGED AND CROSS’D,
YOU WHO KNEW THE AGE TO COME
WOULD FRAGMENT AND BEMUSE,
DELUDE AND HARASS, SCARE, EMBARRASS,
HEARTBREAK AND CONFUSE,
WHO CHOSE ANOTHER HUMAN BIRTH
AS MOTHER, LOVER, SAGE,

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TO ENLIGHTEN, BRIGHTEN, USHER
IN THE GOLDEN AGE;

WHO CHOSE TO GRANT TO THOSE WHO YEARNED


THE GIFT OF LOVE SUBLIME,
WHERE FEW BECOME THE MASS AND BUDS
BECOME THE BLOSSOM TIME;
WHO CHOSE TO SHOW US HOW TO KNOW
THE SPARK THAT IS OURSELF,
AND HOW TO JOIN THAT GRAIN OF GOD
IN EACH TO GOD HIMSELF;
THE UNION THAT’S BEEN LONGED FOR LIFE
BY LIFE AND HEART BY HEART,
TO THANK YOU, MOTHER, FOR THESE GIFTS
HOW DO WE EVEN START?

BUT GRANT US, MOTHER, EVEN MORE,


THIS LAND OF OURS ENTHRAL,
MAKE YOUR ANTIPODEAN TIME
A BLESSING TIME FOR ALL.
HELP US, MOTHER, IF YOU WILL,
TO GROW, TO SPREAD, TO SHARE,
TO REACH THOSE SOULS WHO KNOW YOU NOT
BUT NEED YOUR LOVING CARE.
OH, CALL AGAIN YOUR BATTLE CRY
THAT RINGING, STINGING AUM,
THAT ON THIS ARID CONTINENT
THE BLOSSOM TIME MAY COME!

READ TO OUR DIVINE MOTHER,


AT HER BIRTHDAY PUJA,
SYDNEY, 21 MARCH, 1981.

I HAVE BEEN BLESSED

I HAVE BEEN BLESSED!


BEYOND THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE SAINTS.
I HAVE BEEN RAISED FROM OUT OF THE MIRE
OF TEMPORAL IMPURITY.

I KNOW NOT WHY THESE BLESSINGS


FALL UPON MY INSUBSTANTIAL SELF.
NOR WHY SHE CALLED ME FORTH
OUT OF THE MISTS OF COMFORTABLE OBSCURITY.

I ONLY KNOW THAT WHAT WAS ONCE


A DREAM, A VAGUE AND FLIMSY PARADOX,
HAS BLOSSOMED FORTH UPON MY WAITING
SELF - A SHINING LIGHT OF CERTAINTY.

I HAVE BEEN BLESSED.


MY SPIRIT AND THE HOLY GHOST
HAVE DANCED UPON THE GRAVE OF MY UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.
I LIE, A NEW BORN BABE, A PRODUCT OF DIVINE MATERNITY.

I HEAR YOU CALL MY BRETHREN.


I YEARN TO SHARE THE FELLOWSHIP OF LONG LOST KIN.
WE ALL ARE CELLS WITHIN THE ONE DIVINE.
A TWICE BORN JOYOUS LAITY.

I HAVE BEEN BLESSED.


MY HANDS DETECT THE MIRACLE OF HEAVEN’S BREEZE.
THE LOVE OF GOD REVERBERATES WITHIN MY SPINE:
IT IS A VIBRANT, SANCTIFIED AND LIVING DEITY.
I HAVE BEEN BLESSED.

READ TO OUR DIVINE MOTHER,

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AT HER BIRTHDAY PUJA,
SYDNEY, 21 MARCH, 1990.

THE SONG OF LORD GANESHA

I AM GANESHA AND I LOVE ALL THE EARTH.


FOR I AM THE LORD OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH.
I DANCED IN THE MORNING WHEN THE WORLD BEGAN.
AND I DANCED WHEN THEY CRUCIFIED ME AS MAN.
I LOVE ALL MANKIND - AND FOR IT TO BE FREE
I LOVE IT TO GROW AS STRAIGHT AS A TREE,
I LOVE MY MOTHER AND I LOVE HER WORK,
I LOVE HER HANDS AND I LOVE HER FEET.
ALL MANKIND IS WITHIN ME AND I LONG FOR MY BODY TO
BE FREE.
I LOVE THE WORK OF MY CREATOR FATHER -
AND I LOVE THE JOY OF MY AWESOME MOTHER -
I LOVE MANKIND BUT THEY DON’T LOVE ME -
FOR THEY FEARED AND THEY HID AND WERE NOT FREE.
FOR IN ORIGINAL SIN, THEY CHOSE TO BE FREE
TO HURT AND DESTROY, AND NOT LOVE ME.
BUT I AM THE LOVER OF THE UNIVERSE,
AND I FORGIVE IT AGAIN AND AGAIN -
AND I SOOTHE THEIR HURTS AND LONG FOR THEIR PAIN
TO BE GONE FOREVER, AND FOR THEM AGAIN
TO LOVE EACH OTHER AND TO BE PURE -
AND ENJOY MY PARENTS’ ETERNAL STORE
TO LIVE IN PARADISE ETERNALLY
AND, AS MY BROTHERS
AND SISTERS, ALWAYS TO LOVE ME.
FOR I AM THE LORD OF THE DANCE, SAID HE.

A SAHAJA YOGI

A SAHAJA YOGI IS THE REFLECTION OF MOTHER IN HIS


OWN HEART.
A SAHAJA YOGI IS THE SMILE OF MOTHER IN HIS OWN HEART.
A SAHAJA YOGI IS THE MELODY OF MOTHER WHO SPEAKS TO
HIS HEART.
A SAHAJA YOGI IS THE GRACE OF HER HANDS WHO TOUCHES THE INNER PART OF HIS HEART.
A SAHAJA YOGI IS THE EYES OF MOTHER WHO SHINE WITH COMPASSION IN THE DEEPEST PART
OF HIS HEART.
A SAHAJA YOGI IS A PART AND PARCEL OF THE DIVINE BECAUSE MOTHER RESIDES IN OUR
HEART.

SUSHUMNA

BEHOLD THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW WAY OF GOD;


WHOSE PATH ALL HOLY MEN AND SAINTS HAVE TROD;
WHILST JOURNEYING TOWARDS THEIR GOAL:
THE EMANCIPATION OF THE HUMAN SOUL.
FOR HERE, THERE IS NO THOUGHT
OF YESTERYEAR AND ALL THAT WE ACHIEVED THAT CAME
TO NAUGHT:
OR WINGED THOUGHT AND PLANS
THAT BEAR US HAUGHTILY TOWARDS OUR GOAL
AND DAMNS OUR EFFORTS FROM THE START.
THIS IS THE SILVERED WAY OF GOD’S FELICITY;
FOR US THERE CAN BE NAUGHT TO PAY.
IT IS THE WILL OF GOD THAT MEN ARE FREE
TO CHOOSE THE SHIMMERING AND INCANDESCENT WAY;
THE GREATEST OF THE THREE!
BEHOLD THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW WAY OF SPEAKING HANDS:
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THOUGH WE MAY HAIL FROM DISPARATE AND DIVERSE LANDS,
YET WE ARE ONE - FOR WE OBEY THE DHARMIC PRINCIPLES
THAT ARE SUSHUMNA’S WAY.
BEHOLD THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW GUNIC WAY;
THE PATH OF MAJESTY.
’TIS SHADED BY THE TREE OF LIFE, WHICH SWAYS IN PARASYMPATHY.
BEHOLD THE MOTHERHOOD OF GOD, OUR MENTOR AND OUR GUIDE.
HOW FEARLESSLY WE NOW CAN TREAD, SHRI MOTHER AT OUR SIDE.
AWAKE MY BRETHREN OF ZEST:
THE DEAD ARE RISING FROM THEIR TOMBS.
THERE IS NO TIME FOR US TO REST: THE LAXMIPATI
FLOWER BLOOMS.
SO CAST ASIDE YOUR SPINNING WHEELS:
MAKE HASTE - DISCARD THE PLOUGH.
CANST HEAR THE SOUND OF BREAKING SEALS?
THE BLOSSOM TIME IS NOW.

KUNDALINI MEDITATION

PUT THE LEFT HAND TOWARDS SHRI MATAJI’S PHOTOGRAPH AND THE RIGHT HAND ON THE
DIFFERENT CENTRES ON THE LEFT SIDE.

LEFT HEART: IN THE LEFT HEART RESIDES SHIVA, HE IS THE SPIRIT. SO YOU HAVE TO
THANK YOUR SPIRIT THAT IT HAS BROUGHT LIGHT TO YOUR ATTENTION. BECAUSE YOU ARE A
SAINT AND THE LIGHT THAT HAS COME IN YOUR HEART HAS TO ENLIGHTEN THE WHOLE WORLD.
SO PLEASE NOW IN YOUR HEART YOU PRAY THAT LET THIS LIGHT OF MY LOVE OF THE DIVINE
SPREAD TO THE WHOLE WORLD. WITH ALL SINCERITY AND UNDERSTANDING THAT YOU ARE
CONNECTED WITH THE DIVINE AND WHATEVER YOU DESIRE WILL HAPPEN. WITH FULL
CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF.

LEFT VOID: HERE IS THE CENTRE OF YOUR DHARMA. HERE YOU HAVE TO PRAY THAT LET
VISHWA NIRMALA DHARMA SPREAD IN THE WHOLE WORLD. LET PEOPLE SEE THE LIGHT THROUGH
OUR DHARMIC LIFE, THROUGH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. LET PEOPLE SEE THEM AND ACCEPT THE
VISHWA NIRMALA DHARMA BY WHICH THEY GET ENLIGHTENMENT AND A BENEVOLENT HIGHER LIFE
AND THE DESIRE TO ASCEND.

LEFT SWADISTHANA: THIS IS THE CENTRE OF PURE KNOWLEDGE. HERE YOU HAVE TO SAY AS
SAHAJA YOGIS THAT OUR MOTHER HAS GIVEN US THE FULL IDEA OF HOW THE DIVINE WORKS.
SHE HAS GIVEN US ALL THE MANTRAS AND ALL THE PURE KNOWLEDGE THAT WE COULD BEAR AND
UNDERSTAND. LET ME FULLY BE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THAT. LET ME BE PROFICIENT AND
AN EXPERT IN THIS KNOWLEDGE SO THAT I CAN GIVE REALISATION TO PEOPLE, MAKE THEM
UNDERSTAND WHAT IS DIVINE LAW, WHAT IS KUNDALINI AND WHAT ARE THE CHAKRAS. LET MY
ATTENTION BE MORE ON SAHAJA YOGA THAN ALL THESE MUNDANE THINGS.

LEFT VOID: CLOSE YOUR EYES. NOW HERE MOTHER HAS GIVEN ME THE SPIRIT AND I HAVE MY
OWN GURU WHICH IS THE SPIRIT. I AM MASTER OF MY OWN. LET THERE BE NO ABANDONMENT,
LET THERE BE DIGNITY IN MY CHARACTER. LET THERE BE GENEROSITY IN MY BEHAVIOUR,
LET THERE BE COMPASSION AND LOVE FOR OTHER SAHAJA YOGIS. LET ME NOT SHOW OFF BUT
HAVE A DEEP KNOWLEDGE ABOUT GOD’S LOVE AND HIS DOINGS SO THAT WHEN PEOPLE COME TO
ME I SHOULD BE ABLE TO TELL THEM ABOUT SAHAJA YOGA AND GIVE THEM THIS GREAT
KNOWLEDGE WITH HUMILITY AND LOVE. CONT... LEFT HEART:
HERE YOU HAVE TO THANK GOD THAT YOU HAVE FELT THE OCEAN OF JOY AND YOU HAVE FELT
THE OCEAN OF FORGIVENESS AND THE CAPACITY TO FORGIVE AS OUR MOTHER HAS, WHICH WE
HAVE SEEN IS SO TREMENDOUS. LET MY HEART EXPAND AND ENCOMPASS THE WHOLE UNIVERSE
AND MY LOVE SHOULD RESOUND THE NAME OF GOD. THE HEART EVERY MOMENT SHOULD EXPRESS
THE BEAUTY OF GOD’S LOVE.

LEFT VISHUDDHI: I WILL NOT INDULGE INTO THE FALSEHOOD OF GUILT BECAUSE I KNOW IT
IS FALSEHOOD. I WILL NOT ESCAPE MY FAULTS BUT FACE THEM AND ERADICATE THEM. I
WILL NOT TRY TO FIND FAULTS WITH OTHERS BUT IN MY OWN KNOWLEDGE OF SAHAJA YOGA LET
ME REMOVE THEIR FAULTS. WE HAVE SO MANY WAYS SECRETLY WE CAN REMOVE THE FAULTS OF
OTHERS. LET MY COLLECTIVITY BECOME SO GREAT THAT THE WHOLE SAHAJA YOGA RACE IS MY
OWN FAMILY, MY OWN CHILDREN, MY HOME, MY EVERYTHING. LET ME GET THAT FEELING
COMPLETELY INNATELY BUILT WITHIN MYSELF THAT I AM A PART AND PARCEL OF THE WHOLE
BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE ONE MOTHER, AND LET MY CONCERN GO TO THE WHOLE WORLD TO KNOW
WHAT ARE THEIR PROBLEMS AND HOW CAN I THROUGH MY TRUE DESIRE POWER SOLVE THAT.
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LET ME FEEL THE PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD IN MY HEART AND INNATELY TO REMOVE ALL OF
THEM FROM THE BASIS OF WHICH THEY ARE GENERATED. LET ME GO TO THE PRINCIPLES OF
ALL THESE PROBLEMS AND TRY TO REMOVE THEM THROUGH MY SAHAJA YOGA POWERS, THROUGH
MY SAINTLY POWERS.

AGNYA (FOREHEAD): HERE YOU HAVE TO SAY FIRST OF ALL I HAVE TO FORGIVE ALL THOSE
WHO HAVE NOT COME IN SAHAJA YOGA. THOSE WHO ARE ON THE PERIPHERY, WHO COME AND
GO, WHO JUMP IN AND JUMP OUT. BUT FIRST OF ALL AND FOREMOST I HAVE TO FORGIVE ALL
THE SAHAJA YOGIS BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL BETTER THAN ME. I AM THE ONE WHO TRIES TO
FIND FAULTS WITH THEM, BUT I AM AT THE LOWEST EBB, AND I HAVE TO FORGIVE THEM
BECAUSE I MUST KNOW THAT I STILL HAVE TO GO VERY (MUCH) FURTHER, I AM STILL MUCH
LESS, I HAVE TO IMPROVE MYSELF. THIS HUMILITY HAS TO COME WITHIN US, SO YOU HAVE
TO SAY HERE: LET THE HUMILITY IN MY HEART, IN A TRUE SENSE, NOT HYPOCRITICAL, WORK
OUT THIS FEELING OF FORGIVENESS, SO THAT I BOW TO REALITY, TO GOD AND TO SAHAJA
YOGA.

BACK AGNYA: PUSH BACK YOUR HEAD AND SAY HERE: OH, MOTHER, WHATEVER WRONG WE HAVE
DONE TO YOU SO FAR, WHATEVER WRONG GOES IN OUR MINDS, AND WHATEVER SMALLNESS WE
HAVE SHOWN

TO YOU, WHATEVER WAY WE HAVE TROUBLED YOU AND CHALLENGED YOU, PLEASE FORGIVE US.
YOU HAVE TO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS. IN YOUR INTELLIGENCE YOU SHOULD KNOW WHAT I AM.
I DON’T HAVE TO TELL YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN.

SAHASRARA: AT SAHASRARA YOU HAVE TO THANK ME. AT SAHASRARA PUT YOUR HAND, MOVE IT
7 TIMES AND THANK ME 7 TIMES.

MOTHER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE REALISATION, MOTHER, THANK YOU VERY
MUCH FOR MAKING US UNDERSTAND HOW GREAT WE ARE,
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BRINGING ALL THE BLESSINGS OF THE DIVINE,
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR RAISING US HIGHER, MUCH HIGHER THAN FROM WHERE
WE WERE,
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SUSTAINING US
AND FOR HELPING US TO IMPROVE OURSELVES AND CORRECT OURSELVES,
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, ULTIMATELY, THAT MOTHER, YOU HAVE COME ON THIS
EARTH, TAKEN YOUR BIRTH AND ARE WORKING SO HARD FOR US, FOR ALL OF US.

PRESS IT HARD AND MOVE IT HARD. NOW TAKE DOWN YOUR HANDS. HEADS ARE ALL VERY HOT.
SO NOW LET US GIVE OURSELVES A NICE BANDHAN. IN THE BANDHAN OF MOTHER LET US MOVE
OUR LEFT TO THE RIGHT. ONE, NICELY. UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU ARE, WHAT ARE YOUR
AURAS. NOW AGAIN, SECOND ONE. NOW THE THIRD ONE, NOW THE FOURTH ONE, NOW THE
FIFTH, NOW THE SIXTH ONE, AND NOW THE SEVENTH. NOW RAISE YOUR KUNDALINI SLOWLY,
VERY SLOWLY, RAISE IT FIRST TIME, YOU HAVE TO DO IT VERY SLOWLY. NOW PUSH BACK
YOUR HEAD AND GIVE IT A KNOT, ONE KNOT. SECOND ONE, LET’S DO IT VERY SLOWLY AND
KNOWING WHAT YOU ARE, YOU ARE A SAINT. DO IT PROPERLY, NOT IN HASTE. PUSH BACK
YOUR HEAD AND GIVE IT TWO KNOTS THERE, ONE AND TWO. NOW LET’S DO THE OTHER ONE.
AGAIN THE THIRD ONE, YOU HAVE TO GIVE THREE KNOTS. VERY SLOWLY DO IT, VERY
SLOWLY. NOW DO IT PROPERLY. NOW PUSH BACK YOUR HEAD, NOW GIVE IT THE THIRD ONE,
THREE TIMES.

NOW SEE YOUR VIBRATIONS. SEE YOUR VIBRATIONS LIKE THIS. ALL THE CHILDREN SEE YOUR
VIBRATIONS LIKE THIS. PUT YOUR HANDS. BEAUTIFUL. I AM GETTING VIBRATIONS FROM
YOU.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

SHRI MATAJI, SHUDY CAMPS, 18 JUNE 1988.

TO MY FLOWER CHILDREN

YOU ARE ANGRY WITH LIFE


LIKE SMALL CHILDREN
WHOSE MOTHER IS LOST IN DARKNESS
YOU SULK EXPRESSING DESPAIR
AT THE FRUITLESS END OF YOUR JOURNEY
YOU WEAR UGLINESS TO DISCOVER BEAUTY
YOU NAME EVERYTHING FALSE IN THE NAME OF TRUTH

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YOU DRAIN OUT EMOTIONS TO FILL THE CUP OF LOVE
MY SWEET CHILDREN, MY DARLINGS,
HOW CAN YOU GET PEACE BY WAGING WAR
WITH YOURSELF, WITH YOUR BEING, WITH JOY ITSELF?
ENOUGH ARE YOUR EFFORTS OF RENUNCIATION -
THE ARTIFICIAL MASK OF CONSOLATION.
NOW REST IN THE PETALS OF THE LOTUS FLOWER
IN THE LAP OF YOUR GRACIOUS MOTHER
I WILL ADORN YOUR LIFE WITH BEAUTIFUL BLOSSOMS
AND FILL YOUR MOMENTS WITH JOYFUL FRAGRANCE.
I WILL ANNOINT YOUR HEAD WITH DIVINE LOVE
FOR I CANNOT BEAR YOUR TORTURE ANY MORE.
LET ME ENGULF YOU IN THE OCEAN OF JOY,
SO YOU LOSE YOUR BEING IN THE GREATER ONE
WHO IS SMILING IN YOUR CALYX OF SELF,
SECRETLY HIDDEN TO TEASE YOU ALL THE WHILE.
BE AWARE AND YOU WILL FIND HIM
VIBRATING YOUR EVERY FIBRE WITH BLISSFUL JOY
COVERING THE WHOLE UNIVERSE WITH LIGHT!

MOTHER NIRMALA

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
A SAHAJA YOGI, 58
ALWAYS THE GREAT GOD SHIVA BE MEDITATED UPON, 40
CELEBRATE, 35
COLLECTION OF SHORT PRAYERS, 44
COME HOLY GHOST, OUR SOULS INSPIRE, 37
CREATRIX, 42
DEDICATED TO SHRI MATAJI, 34
EIGHT STANZAS IN PRAISE OF THE GURU, 26
EIGHT STANZAS TO BHAVANI, 25
EVENING PRAYER, 4
FOR THE CENTRE HEART CHAKRA, 49
FOR THE RIGHT HEART CHAKRA, 49
GANESHA ATHARVA SHEERSHA (LITERAL TRANSLATION), 14
GANESHA ATHARVA SHEERSHA (SANSKRIT), 13
GURU NANAKA’S PRAISE OF GOD, 51
HAIL MARY, 10
HE IS SUSTENANCE, 44
HEAVEN'S QUEEN, 31
HOW GREAT IS YOUR LOVE, 22
HYMN TO THE DIVINE MOTHER FOR FORGIVENESS OF TRANSGRESSIONS, 27
I AND THOU, 29
I HAVE BEEN BLESSED, 57
I SEE A WORLD, 43
IN PRAISE OF WISDOM, 23
INVOCATION (ENGLISH & SANSKRIT), 7
ISHWARI, 41
JESUS SAID, 8
KRISHNA WITHIN, 33
KUNDALINI MEDITATION, 59
LET THERE REST IN THIS HOUSE, 6
LIGHT'S GLITTERING MORN BEDECKS THE SKY, 39
LORD JESUS, 43
LOTUS FEET OF MOTHER (ENGLISH & SANSKRIT), 23
MAIDEN AND MOTHER, 45
MAY OUR ‘I’ CONSCIOUSNESS FADE AWAY, 6
MORNING PRAYER, 3
MOTHER, 46
MOTHER GIVE BLESSINGS TO ALL, 17
MOTHER MAHALAKSHMI, 41
MOTHER, PLEASE COME IN MY HEART, 4
MOTHER, PLEASE TEACH ME TO LOVE AND FORGIVE, 4
MOTHER’S LOVE, 21
MY BRETHREN, 39
MY LADY LOOKS SO GENTLE AND PURE, 37
O SAVIOUR, 44
OATH, 4
OBEISANCE TO THE GODDESS, 42
OH MOTHER, SLOW MY BUSTLING BRAIN, 37
OM SHRI NIRMALA MA NAMO NAMAH, 47
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OMNIPOTENCE, 41
OUR FATHER AND OUR MOTHER, 10
OUR HOLY MOTHER, 10
PLEASE GIVE US THE POWER OF YOUR LOVE, 29
PLEDGE, 50
PRAISE BE TO GOD, 48
PRAISE SHRI VISHNU, 38
PRAYER FOR DESIRES THAT MAKE US GO DEEP, 50
PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS (ENGLISH AND SANSKRIT), 5
PRAYER FOR SHRI BUDDHA PUJA, 54
PRAYER FOR SHRI MATAJI’S GOOD HEALTH, 3
PRAYER FOR THE AGNYA, 9
PRAYER FOR THE RIGHT SIDE, 11
PRAYER OF SURRENDER (MARATHI), 43
PRAYER TO LORD SHIVA (SANSKRIT), 40
PRAYER TO SHIVA, 40
PRAYER TO SHRI BHOOMI DEVI, 35
PRAYER TO THE ALMIGHTY, 3
PRIMORDIAL MOTHER, 45
PSALM 23A, 49
PUJA PRAYER OF HOLY DETERMINATION, 34
PUJA PRAYER TO GANESHA, 33
QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE, 41
RAMA KAVACHA, (PRAISE TO LORD RAMA), THE RAMRAKSH, 51
SAYINGS OF SHRI MATAJI, 33
SHE GUIDES, 32
SHE WAS A PHANTOM OF DELIGHT, 38
SHRI MATAJI’S PRAYER FOR THE SPIRIT (LEFT HEART), 48
SHRI MOTHER, 17
SIX STANZAS ON NIRVANA, 24
SOMETIMES I THINK, 32
SONG OF KNOWLEDGE, 29
SONG OFFERINGS TO THE CREATOR, 54
SONG TO THE DEVI, 30
SPEAK TO US OF PRAYER, 7
SURRENDER, 50
SUSHUMNA, 58
THE BREATH DIVINE, 39
THE DIVINE MOTHER, 48
THE KAVACH OF THE DEVI, 18
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD (23RD PSALM), 49
THE LORD’S PRAYER (STANDARD VERSION), 8
THE LORD’S PRAYER FOR CHILDREN, 8
THE LORD’S PRAYER FOR LITTLE CHILDREN, 9
THE SEVENTH COMMUNION, 6
THE SONG OF LORD GANESHA, 58
THE SOUL, 36
THE WOMAN-POWER, 22
TO MOTHER, 47
TO MY FLOWER CHILDREN, 60

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TO THE DEVI, 42
TO THE DIVINE ESSENCE OF THE PRAYER:, 15
TO THE GODDESS, 36
TO THE LORD, 39
TO THE PRIMORDIAL MOTHER, 42
TWELVE SWEET PETALS, 35
VALLEY SPIRIT, 35
VISAGE OF SALVATION, 32
WE ARE THY CHILDREN, 32
WE BOW TO THEE, SHRI MATAJI, 23
WE PRAY, 21
WE SAHAJA CHILDREN, 29
WE THE CHILDREN, 40
YOU WHO FOUGHT AGAIN AND WON, 56
YOUR NAME IS OUR TRUTH, 45

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