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Prayers and Arti at Meher Baba Samadhi

Prayers and Arti at Meher Baba Samadhi

Prayers and Aarti are performed at Meher Baba’s Samadhi Every day at 7.00 am and 7.00 pm IST. The visitors are allowed to attend the morning and evening Prayers and Aarti. Both the Prayers – Parvardigar Prayer or the Universal Prayer and the Repentance Prayer or the Prayer of Repentance are recited twice a day on scheduled time followed by Aarti in English and in Indian languages. After the Prayers and Aarties the visitors sing few songs for around 40 minutes after which they depart for Breakfast / dinner.

[Wiki Article]

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Universal Prayer (Master’s Prayer)
Given by Meher Baba on 13 September 1953

O Parvardigar — the Preserver and Protector of all!
You are without Beginning, and without End,
Non-dual, beyond comparison, and none
can measure You.
You are without colour, without expression,
without form, and without attributes.
You are unlimited and unfathomable,
beyond imagination and conception,
eternal and imperishable.
You are indivisible; and none can see You,
but with Eyes Divine.
You always were, You always are, and
You always will be;
You are everywhere, You are in everything;
and You are also beyond everywhere
and beyond everything.
You are in the firmament and in the depths;
You are manifest and unmanifest, on
all planes and beyond all planes.
You are in the three worlds, and also
beyond the three worlds;
You are imperceptible and independent.
You are the Creator, the Lord of lords,
the knower of all minds and hearts;
You are omnipotent and omnipresent.
You are Knowledge Infinite, Power Infinite,
and Bliss Infinite.
You are the Ocean of Knowledge, all-knowing,
infinitely knowing, the Knower of the past,
the present, and the future, and You are
Knowledge Itself.
You are all-merciful and eternally benevolent;
You are the Soul of souls, the One with
infinite attributes.
You are the Trinity of Truth, knowledge, and
Bliss,
You are the Source of Truth, the Ocean of Love;
You are the Ancient One, the Highest of the High;
You are Prabhu and Parameshwar, You are the
Beyond-God, and the Beyond-Beyond God also,
You are Parabrahma, Allah, Elahi, Yezdan,
Ahuramazda, and God the Beloved.
You are named Ezad — the only One
worthy of worship.

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Prayer of Repentance
Given by Meher Baba on 8 November 1952

We repent O God most merciful, for all our sins;
For every thought that was false or unjust or unclean;
For every word spoken that ought not to have been spoken;
For every deed done that ought not to have been done.
We repent for every deed and word and thought
Inspired by selfishness;
And for every deed and word and thought inspired by hatred.
We repent most specially for every lustful thought,
And every lustful action;
For every lie; for all hypocrisy;
For every promise given, but not fulfilled;
And for all slander and backbiting.
Most specially also, we repent for every action
That has brought ruin to others;
For every word and deed that has given others pain;
And for every wish that pain should befall others.
In your unbounded mercy, we ask you to forgive us, O God,
For all these sins committed by us;
And to forgive us for our constant failures
To think and speak and act according to your will.

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Beloved God
25th August 1959, MEHER BABA had this prayer read out –
“a prayer for Baba Lover’s and Mandali as follows”: Wikipedia link on Repentance Prayer

Beloved God, help us all to love You more and more, and more and more and still yet more, till we become worthy of union with You; and help us all to hold fast to Baba’s daaman till the very end.

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Meher Baba’s Gujarati Arti

Boojaaway nar jallatni ay kar
koodratnay farmaa too,
Chhay laggi aash bhaktonay kay
bakshay nooray eema too.

Ayaa Moorshad Meher Baba charanpar
toojna dhariay sar,
Khoodaanaa zaatathi waakef thaee
betho Meherbaa too.

Too chhay maalik hakikatno too
aashek bhi ney aaref bhi,
Too chhay dariyaa-ay wahedat
maaray fatno, ho-ee toofaa too.

Hamo raharav nay aiy saalek bakhash
jay gnyaan Ezadnoo,
Kay too Parmaatmaa, gnyaani chhay
nay mookhtaaray irfaa too

Khoodaanaa Premno piaalo pilaavi mast
hamnay kar,
Chhay toojpar jaan sadkay saakiyaa
aapi day payamaa too.

Hamaari naav bhar dariay taraaway
tow, hamay tariay —
Hamaaraa naakhoodaa aiy Meher Baba
chhay neegabhaa too.

Hamaaraa naakhoodaa aiy Meher Baba
chhay neegabhaa too.

[Women Mandli Sings Gujarati Arti]

[English Translation of the Gujrati Arti]

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The English Arti

How can one fathom your Fathomless being?
How can we know you we see with gross eyes?
A glimpse of your shadow has blinded ouir seeing;
How can your Glory ere be realized.

Consumed is my mind in your fire and flame;
Accept it O Meher, in Oneness.
Consumed is my heart in the sound your name.
Accept, O Meher, my Arti;
Accept, O Meher, my song.

Thoughts cannot reach you and words cannot speak you,
Infinite ocean of unending bliss.
Though we beseech you you, how can we seek you?
How can the finite know limitlessness?

Consumed is my mind in your fire and flame;
Accept it O Meher, in Oneness.
Consumed is my heart in the sound your name.
Accept, O Meher, my Arti;
Accept, O Meher, my song.

At your command, suns and stars give their light;
What in the worlds can I offer as mine?
Even my gift of love would be naught in your sight,
But veiled reflections of your Love Divine.

Consumed is my mind in your fire and flame;
Accept it O Meher, in Oneness.
Consumed is my heart in the sound your name.
Accept, O Meher, my Arti;
Accept, O Meher, my song.

You are the Ancient One, Lord of Creation,
How can we measure your true majesty?
You are the Christ, the Divine Incarnation,
Dear Lord, please don’t be indifferent to me.

Consumed is my mind in your fire and flame;
Accept it O Meher, in Oneness.
Consumed is my heart in the sound your name.
Accept, O Meher, my Arti;
Accept, O Meher, my song.
You are the beginning and end of all things;
‘Tis you alone who assumes every role.
Sinners and saints, beggars and kings,
You are the Source and you are the Goal.

Consumed is my mind in your fire and flame;
Accept it O Meher, in Oneness.
Consumed is my heart in the sound your name.
Accept, O Meher, my Arti;
Accept, O Meher, my song.

How can one fathom your Fathomless being?
How can we know you we see with gross eyes?
A glimpse of your shadow has blinded our seeing;
How can your Glory ere be realized.

Consumed is my mind in your fire and flame;
Accept it O Meher, in Oneness.
Consumed is my heart in the sound your name.
Accept, O Meher, my Arti;
Accept, O Meher, my song.

– By Hank Mindlin –

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The Australian Arti

O glorious, eternal Ancient One
Your face is a bright, transcendental sun–
Lighten this dark world and the tears I weep;
My heart, Meher, I give to you to keep.

Creator, yet creationless you are–
Truth and Truth’s Body, divine Avatar
Who, through compassion the three worlds maintains–
Destroy this ignorance that life sustains.

These five lights are the whirling spokes of breath
Of the worlds-wheel that bears me on to death
Unless you, who are infinitely kind
Break the wheel’s hub which is conditioned mind.

This incense is my love, these fruits my art,
Which to please you I have shaped from my heart
Accept them as you would a simple flower
That has no use beyond its shining hour.

You are my Self, I sing to you in praise
And beg your love to bear me through the days
Till you, the Everliving Perfect One
Illume my darkness with your shining Sun.

– By Francis Brabazon –

(Copyright by Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar (MS) India.)

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You Alone Exist

By Bhau Kalchuri under direction of Avatar Meher Baba

Oh priceless treasure of Knowledge!
You are within and without, and You are the Ocean of Mercy.
You are in all the worlds; You are the Ocean of attributes!
Oh Meher, God-Incarnate, You alone exist!

You are Yezdan. You are Ezad.
You are Allah and Ishwar.
You are Ram and You are Buddha.
You are Beloved Lord Krishna,
Who with one finger lifted the mountain; You alone exist!

You are the Beyond God and the Beyond-Beyond God also.
Oh Ocean of Kindness, You alone exist.
You are Muhammad, You are Perfection Personified.
You are Knowledge Itself, and You alone exist.

You live in everyone and You are everyone.
Oh Beloved, You are the Enlightened One, and You alone exist.
You are with attributes and without attributes!
You are the sole player in the divine game. You alone exist.

You are matchless, the Only One!
You reside in every heart, and You alone exist.
You are eternally motionless, and immovable is Your abode.
You are the Highest, for You alone exist.

You are the Doer, the deed, and the cause of doing!
The sustainer You are, and the Master of Masters.You alone exist.
You are the seeker, the worship and the sadhana.
Oh Meher, God-Incarnate, You alone exist!

You are in front and behind, You are above and below,
O Lord, You live in every house, and You alone exist.
You are beyond Beyond, yet You remain within everyone.
You are All-Pervading, and You alone exist.

You are in each neighborhood. You are the Sustainer.
You Yourself are all worlds, and You alone exist.
Everywhere, whether above or below,
You are complete; You alone exist.

You are unseen, yet seen also.
You live in everyone forgiving each his sins. You alone exist.
There is no one without You!
You are manifesting and unmanifest, as You alone exist.

You are man. You are birds.
You are fish and animals, for You alone exist.
You are bugs and gnats, You are snakes and scorpions,
You are ants and mosquitoes, for You alone exist.

You are insects. You are lice.
You are dogs, asses and pigs. You alone exist.
You are deer and elephants;
You are cats and monkeys; You alone exist.

You are the moon and the stars, the dawn and the night,
and the sun and also the light. You alone exist.
You are wind and water,
and the animals of the water; You alone exist.

You are silver and gold, You are copper and iron,
You are brass and stone; You alone exist.
You are tea and coffee, and the sugar also; You alone exist.

You are paper and the book,
You are the school and office; You alone exist.
You are pen and ink and You are the gifted writer.
You alone exist.

You are the door and window.
You are the marble floor; You alone exist.
You are the medicine and the disease
and the Doctor also; You alone exist.

You are the game and the Player,
and the spectator also; You alone exist.
You are the flower and the thorn,
and You are the fragrance. You alone exist.

You are the Singer. You are the musical instrument.
You are the sweet tunes, for You alone exist.
You are the Prayer and the words of the prayer.
You are the forces of evil and the powers of light.
You alone exist.

You are the soldier, the army, and the Supreme General.
You alone exist.
You are the Sailor, the ship, and the wide Ocean;
You alone exist!

You are the storm’s turbulence and the tranquil waters.
You are the pearl and You are the shell. You alone exist.
You are the shore, the Ferryman, and the sea also,
for You alone exist.

You are the Beggar, the giver, and the charity; You alone exist.
You are the slave and the Lord;
You are the Beyond God. You are God. You alone exist.

You are Mother and Father; You are Master, brother and friend.
You are family and relatives; You alone exist.
There is no one besides You!
Eternally You are, for You alone exist!

You are Pran and You are heart.
You are also the Beloved of the heart; You alone exist.
You are the Beloved and the Lover,
and You are the nectar of Love, as You alone exist!

You are breath and life itself.
Our minds are enthralled by Your beauty! For You alone exist!
You are the house. You are the inhabitants
and the bricks and furnishings. You alone exist.

You are the Worshipper, his worship,
and the One worshipped, as You alone exist.
You are Consciousness and the Way to Consciousness!
Oh Meher, God-Incarnate, You alone exist!

You are Khwaja, You are Qutub!
You are Pir and Qalandar! You alone exist.
You are Hafiz, You are Sanai!
You are Dara and Alexander! You alone exist.

You are Jesus Christ! You are Elahi!
You are the Ocean, infinite and pure; You alone exist.
You are the Koran and the One who prays!
You are Vali, and You are the Messenger; You alone exist.

You are the Beginning, and You are the End.
You are also beyond the Beginning and beyond the End.
You alone exist.You are infinitely beautiful and infinitely close!
Oh Meher, God-Incarnate, You alone exist!

You are Brahma and You are Vishnu;
You are the guileless Shankar. You alone exist!
Bhau says, “O Beloved Meher, You are The Word
and You are The Letter! You alone exist!”

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