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Prayers Written By Shrimad Rajchandra
Mokshamala: Lesson No. 66
Prayer For Forgiveness
O God! I blundered a lot. I paid no heed to your invaluable words. I did not think over incomparable Tattva(Divine Truth) as told by you. I did not respect the adorable best conduct as preached by you. I did not recognize the worth of mercy, peace, forgiveness and piousness advocated by you.
I blundered, wandered, roamed and have fallen into a ditch of miseries of this endless Samsar (cycle of births and deaths). I am sinful. I am puffed up with great pride and am impure, being wrapped in with particles of Karmas.
Oh Paramatma! (The Great God) There is no deliverance for me without (worshipping) the Tattva shown by your good grace. I am constantly engrossed in the intricacies of the world. I have become blind with ignorance; I am bereft of discriminating power; and I am indiscriminate, supportless and helpless.
O, Attachment-free Paramatma! Now I accept your shelter and the shelter of your Dharma and your Muni(Saint). It is my sincere wish that my guilts getting destroyed, I be free from all sins. I repent now for sins committed before. The more I move inside with deep subtle thinking, the more my indentity is enlightended by the astonishing qualities of your Tattva.
O, God! you are un-attached, un-emotional, the emodiment fo Sat, Chit, and Anand (ever-existence, knowledge and bliss), with innate joy, limitless knowledge and limitless perception. Truly you are the illuminator of three worlds.
Only for my own welfare I beg forgiveness, you as witness. Let it ever be my yearning and desire that never for a moment I be put into a doubt about the Tattva told by you and day and night I remain on the path shown by your grace.
O, Omniscient God! What more shall I say? There is nothing unknown to you. Only by repentance I pray for forgiveness of Karma-generated sins.
Om Peace, Peace, Peace.
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Mokshamala Lesson No. 67
Invaluable Thought on Tattva
Though the human body has been acquired through a great accumlation of Punya(merits), still, alas! there ocurred no cessation from the cycle of births. (Now) pay a least some attention to the fact that striving for worldy happiness results in destroying real happiness. Oh! why are you elated at every moment's terrible death in the form of external thought-activity? (not concerning self.)
Speak truly what has been gained with the expansion of wealth and authority? Or is it your criteria of satisfaction on the growth of family and generation? Verily indeed it is the cause of extending the worldly sojourn and wasting the human birth. But alas! you did not have a right thinking even for an instant.
Let you derive guileless happiness and spotless joy from any source so that the (indwelling) Divine All-powerful might get freedom from fetters. Only I am moved to pity and say, do not entangle Him in what is not His. To forsake it understand the proved principle that what is followed by unhappiness is not (real) happiness.
Who am I? Whence was I born? What is my real indenity? By what association do I have fetters? Shall I keep it or abandon it? If these are thought over with discrimination and peacefulness of mind, all the (nine) Tattvas (Principles) for the acquisition of self knowledge are as good as experienced.
To acquire the divine self whose words should be truly relied upon? Believe in the wise words of Purity-Incarnate Person (who is credited with full experience of Divinity). Oh, uplift thy soul! Oh, uplift the soul! know him soon. Keep a like attitude (of soulship) towards all living beigns. Let these words be imprinted on your heart.
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Samvat Year. 1947 Bhadra Sud 8
The Secret of the Devotion of the Enlightened Teacher
1.Oh God! the most compassionate and the lord of the meek! what may I say unto you? I am the receptacle of infinite faults.
2.O, the Most Pure! neither have I the purity of thought-activity nor have your full Pure Entity, nor have humbleness nor meekness! What can I tell?
3. I fixed not in my heart the (sacred) command of the supreme perceptor nor do I have the resolute faith or the highest reverence for you.
4.O God! There's no occasion for the company of enlightened personage nor is there the auspicious time of serving him. Again there's no complete surrending nor is there a desire for having proper resort (shelter).
5.O Lord! No discrimination do I have as to what I the powerless can do, neither have I the patience for remaining under the protective shelter of your (holy) feet till the end of life.
6.O, The Most Glorious! I do not have the exaltation for your inconceivable Greatness (Glory) nor do I have the slightest degree of love.
7.I have no love for (your) perennial form, no feverish anxiety for (your) separation and no burning uneasiness for (hearing) the unobtainable story of your (divine) love (and benevolence).
8.Oh, there's no entering on the path of devotion nor a deep awareness of praising you nor an understanding of own (spritual) duty. Truly I have no dwelling (refuge) in a beneficial place.
9. The fault is let loose by the Time of spritual decay and (due to this) there's no acceptance of dutiful control. Even then there is no anxious concern. Look, Oh God! How queer are my deeds!
10. (Oh, God! I knew not) That which is contradictory to devotional service is a bondage and I have no renounced the bondages which are against devotional service. The Physical senses are acting unrestrained and remain attached to external objects.
11.Since there is no awarness of your separation, my tongue and eyes have no restraint. I am not regretful for lack of devotion ( or I am not indifferent to those who are void of your devotion) and also I am not indifferent to domestic and other activities.
12.I am not devoid of egoism and therefore have neither stored the inner virtues (which consitute self) nor have given up guilelessly other impurities (inimical to soul's growth).
13.Oh God! Thus in infinite ways I am without spritual means and have not a single virtue (to my credit). How can I show my face to you?
14.But O God! you are Mercy-incarnate, you are the Brother of the poor in spirit and you are the lord of the meek. (so I confess before you that) I am sinful and extremely helpless. Be pleased, therefore , to extend your gracious hand to me.
15.Oh, God! I roamed (in this universe) from ceaseless time out of ignorance (without awarness of self); I did not forsake my pride and served not the saintly preceptor.
16.I practiced many means but without resorting to the feet of the enlightened preceptor. And though I did not reach the end (of the cycle of births), no awakening of discrimination occured in the slightest degree.
17.(On the contrary) All means (I adopted myself) resulted only in bondage and now there remained no remedy. Oh, God! How can there be an extinction of bondage when I did not realize the right path?
18. If there was no intensive craving for God and only God and no laying myself at the feet of the spritual Master and no visualising of own faults, how can there be any other means for swimming the ocean (of births)?
19.Without coming to a resolve that in the whole universe I am more lowly and fallen among the most damnables, all means are fruitless.
20.By repeatdly prostrating before you lotus-feet, I implore of you, again and again, only this, "Oh, Superior Sainlty Master! grant me surely (by your boundless grace) the same divine form which you, the Holy Preceptor and the Truth-gainer (Sant) solely possess."
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