73-SPECIALITY OF MASTER’S AND REPENTENCE PRAYER DICTATED BY MEHER BABA

ARTICLE 73

SPECIALITY OF MASTER’S AND REPENTANCE PRAYER DICTATED BY MEHER BABA

The Master’s Prayer (Parvardigar Prarthana) was dictated by Meher Baba in 1953

Following specialty of this prayer can be noted which is incomparable to any other prayer.

1-The text of this prayer covers praise of all attributes of trio nature of God, with or without form. Nothing more is possible to write in praise of God’s attributes.

2-One who has realised God i.e. Avatar (Saviour), Sadguru (Perfect Master) or Jeevan Mukta (God realised souls) are only entitled for this prayer because they only posses these attributes. Other gurus and saints of lower planes (who have not attained God’s consciousness) are not worth of this praise. However, any one may chant this payer in name of his guru which would be certainly an exaggeration.

3-Special point to be appreciated that Meher Baba did not place His name anywhere in this prayer to facilitate all God lovers/seekers to pray for their deities may be any saint, Sadguru or Avatar Meher Baba. Normally others may have noticed that in prayer of other gurus or saints, their names are invariably repeated in their prayers and it is meant for them only.

Likewise, Repentance Prayer is also unique which was dictated by Meher Baba in 1952.

Repentance Prayer is meant to shed of sanskaras by grace of Meher Baba; seek forgiveness of all our misdeeds, His help to remain devoted Him. In this repentance prayer, Meher Baba, as seeker Himself has included all acts of misdeeds which can be thought of by any one. This prayer is complete in all respect for a seeker. This is because; it has come from the source of truth, Avatar Meher Baba. Here also the name of Meher Baba’s does not appear anywhere and anyone can repeat this prayer for God or his guru or saint.

Both prayers are produced below to be read in light of above.

UNIVERSAL PRAYER

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 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.

REPENTANCE PRAYER

(This prayer was dictated by Meher Baba in 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 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 especially 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 especially also we repent for every action that 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.

PRAYER FOR BABA LOVERS

(This prayer was dictated by Meher Baba for His lovers in 1952)

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 Baba’s daaman till the very end.