Practising ‘Samastha Lokah…’ in Essence

When the concept of ‘Samastha Lokah…’ seeps into your subconscious mind,  reflection outside starts fading in, hooking you into the Source n’ Force within, thus the essence of practising Bhagawan’s MahaMantra of Oneness, Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu.

It sets me to think O’ my Master,

Your words of caution that you spelt out in that beautiful evening,

Discoursing on the importance of practising the precept,

Master Supreme! You said then posing a million-dollar question,

Reminding the folks of the most important ‘must-not’,

“Everyone repeats the benediction: “Lokaas-Samasthaas-Sukhino Bhavanthu!” To how many are you giving happiness? You are repeating the words mechanically, but are you praying from your hearts for the well-being of the world? …No, not at all. You are concerned only with your selfish interests.”

Thus Spake Sai on that day and,

It sets me to think O’ Master Beloved!

Of the need to follow my thoughts with words and actions,

Of the need to remember Your ‘Sailent’ reminder,

Of ‘Cheppinattu Chestara!’

Decades ago You taught us this lesson,

Staging a drama within Your Avataric drama,

Addressing the mankind You posed a question then,

A question most profound,

‘Cheppinattu Chestara?’

Do you follow your words with deeds?


Post tireless stint of teaching and preaching,

All through walking the talk for the world to watch and emulate,

Years later on that blessed 31st August 2008,

Bhagawan! You intoned for us a new MahaMantra,

Rephrasing the existing one from the Vedic time,

Asking us to shift from ‘Lokah Samastha…’ into,

‘Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu’.

Discoursing on the same You did enlighten us,

On the stellar status of the Mantra,

…and Its attributeless attributes,

And thus was born the new Maha Mantra,

Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu!


Blessed to be in Thy hallowd Presence at that moment in time,

Watching blissfully the epochal ‘birth’,

I still failed to catch it instantly,

Grasping the hallowed beauty in one go,

Yet, as destiny would have it,

Thanks to a priceless Motherly Nod,

Great good fortune had its spell soon,

Leading me unto that magical recipe,

The magical recipe of ‘Samastha Lokah…’

That encompasses worlds-many, worlds-all,

Leading His folks unto their final hurdle.

The final bastion called Oneness!



When I felt smitten by its infinite aura,

Did I fail practising the same?

Practising with diligent devotion,

As my Lord would love me to do.

Confused and exasperated,

I sought You out in despair,

Seeking Your’s Princeless in muted prayers,

I did ask You then,

How do I follow this, practising ‘Samastha Lokah…?’

How diligently and repeatedly I sought You after,

Seeking after Your spark, Spark Magical Divine!


Reeking my subconscious with this high-strung puzzle,

I had no clue where my boat was heading to,

But not long before that blessed whisper,

When You answered me in Your fashioned inimitable style!

Yes, You chanced me to bump in,

Bumping into Thy Divine discourse on the 14-worlds,

And You reminded me then,

That all-14 are well within the human system,

Pratyaksham is in essence Paroksham,

That everything out is truly ‘Inside Out’,

That human life is just a mere Reflection,

A weird combo pack of R3,

Reaction, Reflection, Resound.


Now in the Now,

My Lord! Tell me,

How do I practise this,

The MahaMantra in absolute essence?


Let me in the Now, in this Eternal Everlasting Presence,

Acknowledging Thy Sai OmniPresence,

Let me not chase those myriad reflections anymore,

Rossy and glossy reflections outside,

Let me Now pause myself first,

Arresting this little ‘i’,

Posing ‘my ‘ego’ self’ to the Real Me, The Aham,

Stilling my mind unto my True Source n’ True Force,

Practising Thy original preaching,

Manasa Bhajare Guru Charanam,

The First-ever and the Ever-after one of Master Sai,

That reflects the True Truth of life sojourn,

Knowing and seeing the SadhGuru within,

SadhGuru Sri Sathya Sai sans name and form any,

In Whose love n’ light alone this jeeva thrives on,

In Whose light of knowledge this jeeva experiences that spark,

The spark of Aham,

The True Truth Within,

Whose very Presence serves me the Eternal Reminder!

Resounding loud and clear deep within,

Aham Sakshat Param Brahmam!

Aham Eva Aham Asmi!

Posing ‘my ‘ego’ self’ to that Real Aham,

Let me rest in peace in the Now,

In Absolute Union!


Master Beloved!

By means many You did teach me time and again,

That there is no better healing,

Than knowing The Source within,

The True Truth Of Inner Sai!

Atma Rama Sai!!!


Clarity seeps in the Now, my Beloved Master Supreme!

I am Grateful! Grateful!! Grateful!!!

When I turn within seeking The True Truth,

I know that I am following Thy magical dictum,

Thy dictum of Samastha Lokah…

Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu,

Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu in Essence Absolute!

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