Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu

August 31, 2008 had earned a date with Divinity, ushering in Oneness Of entire Creation…It was on this day, Beloved Bhagawan revised the Mantra for Universal Peace, Lokah Samastha…into ‘Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu’, birthing The Universal Maha Mantra For Cosmic Peace and Harmony…Uttering the Holy Mantra, Bhagawan said…it is not one world, and there is no individual feeling, we should encompass all the worlds. As the universal peace formula originated from Bhagawan, to a selected assembly of His ‘Properties’, time stood still watching the epochal and profound moment, the birth of a Maha Mantra, the purport of which humanity is still to decipher even after four long years…Uttering the Maha Mantra Bhagawan gestured, as if embracing whole of His creation, asking His boys to repeat the Maha Mantra…and Samastha Lokah reverberated the holy precincts of Prasanthi Nilayam for the first time…Further, Bhagawan advised the boys to begin chanting the Maha Mantra from the next Thursday, ie., September 4, 2008.  Today, when the world is reeling under pressure, when the very fabric of Dharma in society is threatened, let’s revisit the momentous happening, re-pledging our commitments to our Beloved Bhagawan, embracing the Universal…Cosmic feeling of Oneness, praying and resolving for a new world order as willed by our Beloved Mother Sai…Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu…May All Beings in all the worlds be happy and peaceful…a poem from Sri Jullie Chaudhuri…

If we have to live a life that pleases You, Sweet Mother Sai,
We earnestly need to chant: ‘Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu’,
Peace for all beings,
For all are dear to You,
Peace for all beings,
For all belong to You,
This prayer pleases You immensely,
So let us chant it incessantly,
For life should be lived to please only You…
‘Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu’,
Takes one from ‘I’ to ‘We’ to finally You,
Samastha Lokah gives to all their due,
Bequeathed upon us by You, our Cherished God and Guru,
Samastha Lokah is US,
Universal Seva,
For each and every Jeeva,
That shimmering ray of Divine Grace,
A Cosmic Embrace,
A comprehensive prayer encompassing every being,
Beaming and then berthing,
Gurgling and gushing,
Refreshingly birthing,
A spirit of camaraderie,
Invoking a solidarity,
A vivacious vitality,
Re-infusing a long sought harmony
Embracing the five elements,
And the five human values too,
Beyond religion, caste, colour, creed,
Country, planet, space and time,
Selfless and true,
‘Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu’,
Care for life,
Concern for nature,
Reverence for all beings the Cosmos through,
…And wholesome love that does every atom imbue,
‘Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu’,
Peace for all beings in the Universe,
For all are dear to You,
Peace for all beings in the Universe,
Beloved Mother Sai…
For along with me…all belong to You…

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