Dear Reader

"From where the words of men return, foiled in their urge to fathom; which even Imagination finds unattainable," whom the Upanishads denote only by negations and denials - that is Baba, the subject of this book. He declares that He is in each of us and that we are all in Him. He proclaims that it is futile to gauge His Reality.

"I am neither man, nor god, nor archangel nor angel. I am not to be known by the name of any of the four castes or of the four stages of human life. Know me as the Teacher of Truth, Sathyam Sivam Sundaram", said Baba once. The picture in its first stage is in the negative; when it is 'developed' it becomes clear and true.

Baba has made it clear and true. He says He is Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram. These are the three manifestations of the Prema that He is, the Love which He embodies. Love as thought is Truth; Love as Action is Goodness; Love as Feeling is Beauty.

How can the amazing story of the multifaceted, transforming and indelible impact of Baba be delineated by any pen, however pious and profound?

But the authentic ecstasy one is immersed in, when one is blessed by the slightest or shortest contact with Baba's Love, presses upon the feeblest pen to call on all, to come and share it, however illegible the call.

Baba has come in answer to mankind. He says, "Good men and their own inefficiencies, sighed for a Savior to guide them and lead them; and I have responded."

Therefore, it is the right of all men everywhere to listen to a narrative - however halting and hazy - of the Divine Play of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, of His Guidance and Leadership.

The first part of this Book appeared in 1960; the second was placed in your hands in 1968; the third, is now most humbly offered for your deep, delightful perusal; I am grateful that Baba blessed my hand that it may string the records of His Leelas and Mahimas into a Garland to be placed at His Feet.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba Arati - English - Text

Arati in Sanskrit

Om Jai Jagadisha Hare Swami Sathya Sai Hare
Bhakta Jana Samrakshaka (2 )
Parthi Maheshvara Om Jai Jagadisha Hare

Shashi Vadana Shrikara
Sarva Prana Pate Swami Sarva Prana Pate
Ashrita Kalpalatika (2 )
Apad Bandhava Om Jai Jagadisha Hare

Mata Pita Guru Devamu
Mari Antayu Nive Swami Mari Antayu Nive
Nadabrahma Jagannatha (2 )
Nagendrashayana Om Jai Jagadisha Hare

Omkararupa Ojasvi
Om Sai Mahadeva Sathya Sai Mahadeva
Mangala Arati Anduko (2 )
Mandaragiridhari Om Jai Jagadisha Hare

[this couplet (3 )]
 Narayana Narayana Om
Sathya Narayana Narayana Narayana Om
Narayana Narayana Om
Sathya Narayana Narayana Om
Sathya Narayana Narayana Om
Om Jai Sadguru Deva 
OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTI 

JAI BOLO BHAGAVAN SRI SATHYA SAI BABA - JI KI! - JAI!



Arati in English

1. All praise to You, Lord of the Worlds
Swami Sathya Sai, our Lord
You protect devotees who cling to You
Show Your mercy to us who sing to You
Knowing You are God in human form
All praise to You, Lord of the Worlds

2. With captivating grace and loveliness
You do everything to bring us happiness
You're aware of all through infinite consciousness
You are master of every living thing
For devotees You're wish-fulfilling
Helping us when we are in distress
All praise to You, Lord of the Worlds

3. Mother, Father, Teacher and Lord
You remind us there is only one, not two
Swami, there is truly no one else but You
Master of creation, You are adored
People of all nations are striving toward
Realization of our true reward
Our unity with You, Lord of the Worlds 

4. You are the Word of God, pure and bright
The embodiment of all true and right
Sathya Sai, fill our hearts with pure delight
Do accept our prayer and heed us
From darkness we can't bear please lead us
With Your might You make our burdens light
All praise to You, Lord of the Worlds

5. Narayana Narayana Om, Sathya
Narayana Narayana Narayana Om
Narayana Narayana Om, Sathya
Narayana Narayana Om, Sathya
Narayana Narayana Om
All praise to our Teacher Divine

6. Narayana Narayana Om, Sathya
Narayana Narayana Narayana Om
Narayana Narayana Om, Sathya
Narayana Narayana Om, Sathya
Narayana Narayana Om
All praise to our Teacher Divine

7. Narayana Narayana Om, Sathya
Narayana Narayana Narayana Om
Narayana Narayana Om, Sathya
Narayana Narayana Om, Sathya
Narayana Narayana Om
(slower)
All praise to our Teacher Divine
Om, Peace Peace Peace.

N. Kasturi

Brindavan, Bangalore.
16 March 1972

 

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Written by N. Kasturi M.A., B.L.