Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu…

On the 31st August, 2008, in the bhajan hall in Prasanthi Nilayam, in presence of a small congregation of former students, it was an easy transition for the Supreme Lord Of The Universe, transmuting an already established Vedic Universal Mantra into a new one… and in that epochal moment birthed the revised Universal Maha Mantra, “Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu“…meaning “May All The Beings In All The Worlds Be Happy And Peaceful”.

Why ‘Samastha Lokah?‘ and what is Its added significance?? …and why this transition from ‘Lokah Samastha…‘ into ‘Samastha Lokah...’??? What, Why and many a question can be raised by the minds that dwell in doubts and resort to arguments, about this new inception, but the very fact that the Maha Mantra was borne of The Lord Supreme, in His natural flow sans any pretence, negates all arguments, simply surrendering to His Will Supreme. Does not The Mother know the need of Her child?

Intoning the Maha Mantra, Bhagawan averred…,  At the end of the bhajans, you are chanting “Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu”.  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.

If the Maha Mantra was introduced by Bhagawan with the Divine Sankalpa of Cosmic, all- embracing expansion, Samastha Lokah… does cover anything and everything, most unconditionally, rightfully endorsing the legacy of Sri Sathya Sai, that being Love… All-Embracing Love…Unconditional Love… Love That Conquers.

Upon subtle introspection, one will understand that every single living beat in the Cosmic Creation  is aimed at one common thing, right from the microcosm to the macrocosm, and this common ‘factor’ is ‘Sukham’, meaning happiness. This ‘Sukham’, that is being incessantly sought after by every living and even inanimate being, most of the time quite unknowingly, has its meaning and definition at all levels of existence and consciousness, from the Ultimate Expansive Scenario of Para Brahmam to every single lower level of existence…. If, for an ordinary mortal, with an average level of vision and consciousness, it means rightful living with societal well-being, for the supra-expansive being of Love and Compassion galore, Sukham connotes nothing short of the Ultimate Union with The Supreme Divine, Kaivalyam.

“Samastha Lokah…” is undoubtedly the One Off Universal Maha Mantra that claims credit to Its being from Bhagawan in His physical form. Most of the other Mantras claim their origin from the Vedic time, perceived internally by great and elevated souls. …And such a Maha Mantra that claims its origin from the Divine Sankalpa Of the SupremeMost Avatar,  One Who Is hailed as The Sarvadevataateetha Swarupa, must definitely be power-packed with Intention Of That WholeSome Divinity – The Supreme Resolve.

What could be this power-packed intention from a human perception? The Supreme Lord, from Whose Resolve sprang out this vast creation that include human beings, made humans, the highest of beings with reference to conscious expansion, in His own image…and thus, does want humans to raise to His level of vastness…expansion… becoming That…His True Self. This is clear from His own words, wherein He spelt out God’s single desire in no uncertain terms….

Concluding His Dasara Divine discourse in 2009, Bhagawan spoke thus:

God illumines the entire universe as the Atma Tatwa immanent in all the living beings and objects. Even though God may appear to be involved in so many activities in the world, it is verily for the pleasure of His devotees. He has no desire of His own. He has only one desire – Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu!

This Mantra stands as the Mantra beyond all other Mantras.. as it is completely selfless and cosmically vast… Pointing to His physical body, He said once that, He Is ‘top-to-toe’ selfless. Indeed, it can be rightly perceived that, this Supreme Lord, Who created man in His own image, does ‘desire’ man to be unmade and remade as…His own… reflecting The Truth beyond all truths, The Essential Sai Para Brahmam.

At a time when Kali is raging to its peak, The Supreme Godhood introduced this Maha Mantra 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 him to use it effectively.

Anyone who tries with this Mantra with that innate feeling of Love from the inner depth is sure to experience EXPANSION soon… and thus becoming One With Sai… The Ultimate Divine!!!

Bhagawan Who has always been professing about Service being the vital chord for Human – Divine Oneness, presented this Ultimate Of All Mantras for man to practise… and thus help the Entire Srishti, Creation to liberate… to dissipate into ParaBrahma Sai.

Is man ready and vigilant to pay heed to His words…??? The Lord Supreme has delivered His’ and now it is man’s turn to reciprocate, delivering… as he has been endowed with the most powerful of His ‘weapons’ – Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu!!!

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