Universal Prayer – Sivananda

Universal Prayer – Sivananda

You are, Oh Lord, the Creator of this Universe. You are the Protector of this world. You are in the grass and the rose. You are in the sun and the stars. My reverence to You, Oh Destroyer of the cycle of births and deaths! I bow to You, Oh Bestower of Bliss and Immortality!

Oh Sweet Lord! May I be free from the bonds of death. May I never forget my immortal nature! May I be able to look upon all beings with equal vision! May I attain the Supreme seat of Brahman, the Self! May I be free from impurity and sin! May I know my essential nature!

Adorations to the Supreme Being, who dwells in the hearts of all beings, who is in the fire and water, who is in the plants, herbs and trees, who is in the stone, brick and iron bars, and who is pervading the whole universe.

I bow to You, Oh Secret of secrets! I bow to You, Oh Indweller of our hearts! I bow to You, Oh Silent Witness of all activities of all minds! I bow to You, Oh Inner Ruler of all beings, who pervades and permeates and interpenetrates all things of this universe.

I bow to you, the Supreme Lord! You are without beginning and end. You are the flower. You are the bee. You are woman. You are man. You are the sea. You are the waves. You are the old man tottering with a stick. You are the saint. You are the rogue.

You are Light Divine. You are Light of knowledge. You are the dispeller of darkness. You are the Supreme Guru. You are beyond the reach of mind and speech. You are beyond any kind of limitation. You are the Self of this universe.

You are Self-luminous. You are without parts, without actions, without limbs, without any taint or fault, without birth and death. You are our Father, Mother, Brother, Friend, Relative, Guru and Sole Refuge! You are the embodiment of Peace, Bliss, Power, Knowledge, Strength and Beauty.

Oh All-merciful Lord! Through Your Grace May I realize the Truth. May I always entertain sublime thoughts. May I realize myself as the Light Divine. May I serve humanity with Atma Bhava. May I be free from greed, lust, egoism, jealousy and hatred. May I behold the one sweet Immortal Self in all beings. May I realize Brahman, the Self with pure understanding.

May that Light of lights ever guide me! May He cleanse my mind of all impurities! May He inspire me! May He bestow on me Power, Courage and Strength! May He remove the veil in the mind! May He remove all obstacles on the spiritual path! May He make my life happy and fruitful.

I bow to You, Oh Lord of lords, Oh  God of gods, Oh  Deva of Devas, the Brahman of the Upanishads, the Self, the Support for Maya and Isvara, the Supreme Bridge to Immortality!

Om, Peace! Peace! Peace! 

Swami Sivananda
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