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Morning and Daily Mantras by Satguru Rama Mata

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Morning Mantras taught by Satguru Rama Mata (Vishwa Shanti Ashrama, Bangalore:

Early Morning Prayer Before Arising

Opening your palms before you, repeat the following:

Karaagrae Vasatae Lakshmihi

Kara Madhyae Saraswathi

Kara Moolaethu Govindaha

On the tips of my fingers, I see Lakshmi. Saraswathi is in the middle of my palms and Govinda (Krishna) resides at the base of my palms.

Join your palms together:

Prabhathae Kara Darshanam

I join my palms together in salutations, seeing God in my palms. (The symbology of this is honest labor.)

Prayer Before Placing One’s Feet on the Floor

Before placing one’s feet on the floor, reverently repeat the following:

Samudra Vasanae Devi

Parvatha Sthana Manadithae

Vishnu Patri Namaha Stubhya

Paadasparsham Kshamaswa Mae

O Divine Mother, Your sari is the ocean and the mountains are Your breasts. O Spouse of Vishnu, please forgive me for touching my feet upon You.

Prayer As One Bathes or Showers

As the water falls on our heads as we bathe or shower, we should feel that we are bathing in the seven sacred rivers. In this way, we cleanse our mind, body and intellect.

Gangaecha Yamunae Chaiva, Godaavari Saraswathi

Narmadae Sindhu Kaaveri, Jalaesmin Saanidhim Kuru

Bless us with Thy presence, O Divine Rivers: Ganges, Jamuna, Godavari, Saraswathi, Narmada, Sindhu and Kaveri.

Prayer Before Meals

Om Brahmaarpanam Brahma Havir

Brahmaagnau Brahmanaa Hutam

Brahmaiva Taena Gantavyam

Brahma-karma-samaadhinaa

He sees sacrifice as Brahman.

Ladle and oblation are Brahman.

Fire is Brahman, the pouring is Brahman.

The goal to be reached is also Brahman.

Anna Purnae Sada Purnae

Shankara Prana Vallabhae

Jnana Vairagya Siddyartham

Bhiksham Dehee cha Parvathi

One who is giving the food and the food itself is the Spouse of Shankara. The offering is the siddhi (power) to give the bhakta vairagya. Please give us the alms of that blessing.

Mata cha Parvathi Devi

Pita Devo Parameshwara

Bandhava Shiva Bhaktas cha

Swadesho Bhuvari Traayam

Parvathi is our Mother.

Shiva is our Father.

Our relatives are Shiva bhaktas.

Our country is the three worlds.

Prayer Before Dawn and Dusk – Gayatri Mantra

This short form of the Gayatri Mantra should be chanted 108 times, 1008 times, 28 times or at least ten times in accordance with your sankalpa (promise or pledge).

We should never sit directly on the floor while chanting this mantra but should use a pillow, blanket or a mat of deerskin and kusha grass

Om Bhur Bhuvaha Swaha

Om Tat Savitur Varenyam

Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi

Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayat

O Effulgent Light that has given birth to all the lokas or spheres of consciousness, O God who appears through the shining sun, illumine our intellect.

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Avadhuts, Satgurus and Amsha Avatars

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In May, our India Pilgrimage will visit the Kaali temple, Dakshineshwar, made famous by Ramakrishna’s enlightenment teaching.  Come with us; we still have places available.  For more details, see India Pilgrimage on the top line of SanskritMantra.com.

It is worth knowing in order to understand something about those beings like Ramakrishna who come to earth and are “realized” very young that, in fact, they are already enlightened before the incarnation. The rest is likely drama for teaching purposes.

Among those beings who are avadhuts (beings who come here from other solar systems, generally to get enlightened.)  When they do get enlightened, many come back to help humans become enlightened. Those who were confirmed as enlightened avadhuts who were satgurus by Satguru Rama Mata, when Namadeva Acharya asked her about specific people: Ramakrishna and Sharada, Sivananda Saraswati of Divine Life, Saint Jneshwara (a Panduranga saint, whose temple containing his body which still projects divine energy in Pune,) and Yogananda’s guru, Sri Yukteshwar, who Namadeva said went on to become the Christ for another planet in a different solar system.

Born about 2500 years ago, Adi Shankaracharya was an amsha avatar (partial manifestation of Vishnu.)  He had enough divine shakti to hange India back from a Buddhist country to a more scholarly Hindu country.  He became a sanyasi (renunciate) at age 8 and left the body at age 30, having achieved his goal.  He was a Shaivite with an emphasis on Divine Mother.

The title of Sadguru/Satguru means True Guru: already enlightened beings who come to Earth to teach us.  A Satguru is a guru to gurus who are not yet enlightened. Thus we are truly blessed to have Satguru Sant Keshavadas and Satguru Rama Mata as the founders of our lineage.  I urge all who have not yet met Satguru Rama Mata to travel to meet her as soon as possible.  She was 79 this year, and we do not know how much longer she will be traveling to give programs.

There is definitely a lot going on in Bhu Loka (our planet and other dimensions) that boggles the Western mind.  But there is much to learn from the Vedas and Upanishads.

Prem,

Satyabhama

Finding Your Inner Self Leads To Love

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Satguru Rama Mata with Mother Teresa

If we surrender our ego to the Divine, to the satguru, to Krishna or Rama or Devi, then we are reborn as our true selves. When we shed the outer layer, then we can connect with the Divine and with others, all sentient beings. Then we feel love through the divine interconnectedness of everyone and every thing.

As Amma says, “Love is our true essence. You can only feel love by expressing it. The more you give, the more your heart is filled. Love is a never ending stream. Real love is the complete absence of any negative feelings towards anyone. Be like the honeybee who gathers only nectar wherever it goes. Seek the goodness that is found in everyone.

When love overflows and is expressed through every word & deed, we call it compassion. That is the goal of religion. Love is the only medicine that can heal the wounds of the world. If we have love and compassion in our hearts, then we will wholeheartedly serve those who suffer from lack of food, clothing and shelter. May your thoughts, words and actions arise from love. Love one another without any expectations. Then,there is no need to go anywhere in search of heaven.”

Glory of the Satguru

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Once the celestial sage Narada had a question. He could not control his curiosity and went to the abode of Lord Narayana to know the answer.

Narada: O Lord! We have a question and We are unable to find the answer for it. We hope that You will tell us the answer. What is the benefit of meeting (having the darshan of) a Satguru?

The Lord: Narada, We have to ask you this question too since you are a Satguru. But you are asking Us this question.

Narada: You are the Puppeteer and the one who conducts deceptive dramas. Hence You know the answer. Could You enlighten Us and not play any mischievous game?

The Lord: Don’t worry Narada. You will surely get the answer to your question. Go to the city of Madurai on the Earth and there you will find a cow in a cowshed in the suburbs of the city. When you go there you will find fresh cow dung and a worm wriggling in it. You ask the worm your question and it will give you the answer.

Narada came to a particular spot and put his question to that worm. The worm heard the voice of the sage, writhed and died immediately. Narada was shocked and left the place quickly. He went to the abode of the Lord and recounted the incident to Him with anxiety. The Lord laughed. The Lord once again sent the sage to the city of Madurai. He directed the sage to go to a cowshed on the outskirts of the city and asked him to repeat the question to a newly-born calf. The Lord assured the sage that the newly-born calf will disclose the answer.

Narada went to the specified spot and waited for the birth of the calf. He gently patted the newly-born calf and asked it the question. As soon as it heard the voice of the sage, it wriggled and died instantaneously. Narada was upset and left the place immediately. Once again he went to the abode of the Lord feeling guilty.

Narada: O Lord! Enough of Your divine Leela! We are responsible for the death of 2 creatures. We will drop the idea of finding the answer to this question. We apologize to You for Our irrelevant question. Our quest to know the answer to Our worthless question has killed 2 creatures. O Lord! We take leave of Your abode without knowing the answer.

The Lord (rushing towards Narada and grasping his two hands): Narada, your question is very significant. Do not undermine it. You will surely appreciate the question if you know the answer. This time you go to the city of Varanasi and put your question to a newly-born prince.

Narada: O Lord, in the other two earlier occasions nobody noticed Us and We escaped from the spot quickly. This time We have to get the permission of the King of Varanasi to ask Our question. If the prince dies instantly like the earlier two occasions, We will be imprisoned by the king. Hence it is better to drop the idea of knowing the answer.

The Lord: Don’t lose heart Narada. We assure you that this time you will get the answer. There is no disgrace for those who make attempts to know the truth.

Narada went to the city of Varanasi and explained the matter to the king. Providentially, the king agreed with Narada. The newly-born prince was brought in on a beautiful platter and kept at the center of the royal court in front of the king and other dignitaries. Narada put his question to the royal infant and it died instantly. Everyone was shocked and our Narada got frightened and confused. The whole court was numbed by the death of the prince.

At this time, a brilliant light appeared in front of all and started talking:

“O celestial sage Narada. Accept my humble prostrations. I was a worm in the fresh cow dung. You asked your question. As soon as I heard your ambrosial voice, my body writhed and I died instantly. Because of hearing your voice, I left the body of an worm and was reborn as a calf. You asked me the same question in this birth as a calf. This time you patted me on my head lovingly. As a calf I got the opportunity to hear your voice as well as experience your touch. I was more blessed. My body wriggled and the life force left the body immediately. In my third reincarnation, I was born as a prince of a kingdom, a precious human birth. As an infant I heard your voice and got your gentle touch. My body shook and died on the spot. Now I have become this brilliant light and I am heading towards the abode of the Lord. O Satguru! O Narada! I attained this divine state because of your darshan and touch. The glory of meeting a Sadguru and obtaining his touch cannot be expressed in words. The thousand-headed serpent, Adisesha, the bed of your Lord Narayana, cannot tell the glory of a Satguru. Even the Trinity of Gods (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva) cannot express the glory of a Satguru.”

Narada thanked the Lord. Human beings understood through this story that the glory of a Satguru is indescribable.