Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu – Prayer For ‘Worlds Many… Worlds All…’

For the jeeva (individual) who is made in His ‘own’ image, is there anything bigger or better or more important than knowing his own self, The Truth behind his existence? When he does this, the world around him pales into insignificance, establishing him in Oneness. And for those devout folks, who with passionate devotion follow Him, The Avatar Supreme Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai, there can be nothing beyond than THE COSMIC BEAUTY BEYOND COMPARE!!!

Amid changing scenarios and apparent threatening developments of global magnitude, he, one who is His true devotee is sure to follow Him with love and gratitude, knowing and understanding everything as His Divine Sport. With this inner awareness, he stands focused, knowing and seeing Him and His Hands in everything around. Here, every looming threat that seems to endanger His creation becomes His own blind-fold game, a reminder from Him to His own images and reflections, you and me and everyone.

On that infinitely fateful day of 31st August 2008, Beloved Bhagawan, addressing a selected congregation of His White Army in Prasanthi Nilayam spoke of the Cosmic MahaMantra, ‘Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu’ introducing the same, rephrasing the already existing one from the Vedic lore. 

Addressing His folk of White Army,

A group of men of cadre and character,

Thus Spake Sai on 31st August 2008,

Inside the sacrosanct bhajan hall,

In The Cosmic Hub at Prasanthi Nilayam,

At Puttaparthi in the south of India.

He spoke on the greater need to pray for the many existing worlds…

Focusing on the intensified feeling of goodness for all…

Stressing on OneNess He intoned…

Birthing a new MahaMantra…

Rephrasing the existing one from the Vedic lore…

Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai, The Cosmic Monarch of time and beyond,

The Master Supreme averred then…

“Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu”

Blessings the worlds many with Peace n‘ Happiness.

Before it slips away, let’s reaffirm in ‘BOLD CAPITALS’ that we are duty-bound to follow our Beloved Master Supreme as our True Truth, as The Love behind our very existence, beingness. Let’s remember Him in The Now with absolute love and gratitude, for, He Alone Is…Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai!!!

The Divine Whisper

A lady retired Professor who would frequently interact with one of her bright students had once sent some interesting literary, spiritual stuff to her student, ending the same aptly with ‘Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu’. The student, in turn, noticed the ‘error’ while returning the message. He wrote, “Madam, there is a mistake in your message that, you wrongly said, ‘Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu’ instead of ‘Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu’.

Upon receiving the text, she smiled inward before replying. In response, she wrote: ‘My dear child, it was consciously and intentionally done, and thus was not a mistake, as the Mantra has originated from Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.’ She further added: ‘Anything that comes from Bhagawan has to be true and He, Bhagawan, is beyond any correction or judgement. He cannot be corrected.’

Narrating the incident, the professor said that, when the new Mantra was born out of Bhagawan in August 2008, there were many an argument in her circle about the same and one specific person, a so-called scholar, even went to the extent of saying, ‘actually there is no real difference between the two, the original one and the rephrased one.’

Why argue? A difference or no difference, nothing comes out of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai without reason. The Cosmic Creator, The Supreme Commander Of All of Creation, known and unknown worlds many, while delivering the Mantra averred thus:

“At the end of the bhajans, you are chanting ‘Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu’. It is great and expansive.  As you chant this, you are thinking of only this world, in which you are living in, implying an individual feeling. This is not correct. It is ‘Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu’, which is an expansive, all-encompassing feeling, covering all the worlds.”

At a time when an invisible virus is virtually locking the entire globe down, with humanity staring at one of the worst of the crisis in the recent history, can man move a step forward envisioning a Silver Lining at the end of the tunnel, something every positivist can do with trust and faith in his Self, Godhood. For the Sai fraternity, the Silver Lining is ‘Sai…Sai…Sai’, or should we say ‘SaiRam… SaiRam… SaiRam’ and His promises, that He would always tell us, ‘Why Fear When I Am Here’. If alone we believe in His Supreme Godhood, to the extent of our faith and belief, He will reciprocate. Here, let’s remind ourselves, The Supreme Creator, intoning the MahaMantra by HimSelf, has already put His Sankalpa (resolve) of ‘Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu’ for His creation at large.

At the most crucial time when Kali is raging to its peak, The Supreme Godhood introduced this MahaMantra as the panacea for all universal and cosmic maladies. Bhagawan, Who Is verily The Pulse of time, delivered it to the humans at the right time, for the man to use it most effectively.

The onus is on us, you and me… to follow His FootSteps, diligently.

Can we hear The Divine Whisper: “Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu”!!!

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