Prayer

Morning Prayer

1.Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo (n)

Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo (n)

Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo (n)

- Buddhist Prayer

[ I bow to the enlightened souls]

2.Two minutes of silence.

3.Harih Aum.

Isha-vasyam idam sarvam yat kim ca

jagatyam jagat,

Tena tyaktena bhunjitha ma gridhah

kasyasvid dhanam. - Isa Upanishad

[ (Know that) all this, whatever moves in this moving world, is

enveloped by God. Therefore find your enjoyment in renunciation; do not

covet what belongs to others. ]

4. Pra’tah Smarami hridi sansphurad

atma tatvam,

Sat-chit-sukham paramahansagatimtureeyam,

Yat swapna-jagara-sushuptam

awaiti nityam,

Tat Brahma nishkalam aham na cha

bhoota sanghah.

[ Early in the morning I call to mind that Being which is felt in the hearts,

which is sat (the eternal) chit (knowledge) and sukham (bliss), which is the

state reached by perfect men and which is the super-state. I am that

immaculate Brahma which ever notes the states of dream, wakefulness

and deep sleep, not this body, the compound made of the elements-earth,

water, fire or heat, space, light and air.]

Pratar bhajami manaso vachasam

agamyam.

Vacho vibhanti nikhila yad anugrahena,

Yan “Neti Neti” vachanair nigama awochu:

Tam deva-devam ajam achyutam ahur

agyam.

In the early morning I worship Him who is beyond the reach of thought and

speech, and yet by whose grace all speech is possible. I worship Him whom the

Vedas describe as neti, neti (not this, not this). Him they, the sages, have called

God of Gods, the unborn, the unfallen, the source of all.]

6.Pratar namami tamasah param arka

varnam,

Poornam sanatana -padam

purushottamakhyam;

Yasmin idam jagadasesam aseshamoortau,

Rajjawam bhujangam iva pratibhasitam vai.

[ In the early morning I bow to Him who is beyond darkness, who is like

the sun, who is perfect, ageless, called Purushottama, (the best among

men) and in whom (through the veil of darkness) we fancy the whole

universe as appearing even as (in darkness) we imagine a rope to be a

snake.]

– The 4th, 5th and 6th are the prayers composed by,

Srimad Adi Shankaracharya.

7.Kara-charana-kritam wakkayajam

karmajam va

Sharwana nayanajam wa manasam

waparadham;

Vihitam avihitam wa sarvam etat

kshamaswa,

Jaya Jaya karunabdhe ! Shree Mahadeva;

Shambho. - An old Sanskrit Prayer

[ Forgive, O merciful and blessed Mahadev, all those sins of mine, of

commission or omission, mental or actual and whether done through the

hands, or the feet, the speech, the ears or the eyes. Victory to you, ocean

of compassion ! Shree Mahadeva, Shambho.]

8.Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya,

Asangraha.

Shareera Shrama, Aswada, Sarvatrabhaya-

varjana,

Sarwa-dharmi-samanatwa, Swadeshi,

Sparshabhavna.

Vinamra Vrat Nishtha Se Ye Ekadash

Sevya Hain

Eleven Vows

–[

Non-violence, Truth, Non-stealing, Brahmacharya [celibacy],

Nonpossession,

Bread Labour, Control of the Palate, Fearlessness on all

occassions, Equal respect for all religions. Swadeshi, (the law of

neighbourhood). Refusal to treat anybody as untouchable. These eleven

vows should be observed in a spirit of humility.]

9.Sabba papassa Akaranam

Kusalassa Upasampada

Sachitha pariyo dapanam

Etam buddhanusasanam – Dhammapada

[ The eschewing of all evil, the perfecting of good deeds, the purifying

of one’s mind, these are the teachings of the Buddhas. (the awakened)]

10.Namo arihantanam

Namo siddhanam

Namo ayariyanam

Namo uvajjhayanam

Namo loye savva sahoonam

Aiso panch namukkaro, Savva pava

pannasano Manglanamcha savvesim

padhamam hawai manglam.

- Jain prayer

[Bow to the Arihants bow to the perfect; bow to the teacher; bow to the

preacher and bow to all the saints in the world. These five blessings will

deliver you from all the sins, do good unto you and all will be well.]

11.Om Tatsat Shri Narayan Tu, Purushottam Guru Tu

Siddha Buddha Tu, Skand Vinayak, Savita Pavak Tu

Bramha Majda Tu, Yavha Shakti Tu, Ishu pita prabhu Tu

Rudra Vishnu Tu, Ramkrushana Tu, Rahim Tao Tu

Vasudev Go, Vishwa Roop Tu, Chidanand Hari Tu

Advitiya Tu, Akal Nirbhay, Atmalinga Shiv Tu

12.Our father! who art in heaven, hallowed

be thy name, thy kingdom come; Thy will

be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give

us this day our daily bread and forgive us

our trespasses as we forgive them who

trespass against us. And lead us not into

temptation but deliver us from evil, for thine

is the kingdom, the power and glory for

ever and ever.

Aameen

Holy Bible

13.Ek Onkaar, Sat Naamu

Kartaa Purukhu, Nirbhau

Nirvairu, Akaal Murati

Ajunee Saibham

Guru Prasaadi, Jap, Aadi Sachu

Jugaadi Sachu, Hai Bhi Sachu

Nanak Ho See Bhi Sachu

[Be with the holy blessing of the holy teacher, who is called the Truth

and who is Always all pervading and who is the creator of the whole

universe; one who is able and omnipotent, one who is neither fearful nor

hateful; one whose existence is beyond the reach of death.]

Sikh Prayer

14.Khara to ekchi dharma

Jagala prem arpave II

Jagi je heen ati patit

Jagi je deen padadalit

Taya jaun uthavave

Jagala prem arpave II

Ase he sar dharmache

Ase he sar satyache

Parartha pranahi dyave

Jagala prem arpave II - Sane Guruji

[ In fact, there is only one religion (dharma) in the world that is to offer

one’s love to the entire world. Those who are looked upon as low and

unworthy, who are regarded as fallen, who are rejected and dispossessed,

to them we should go; and lift them up. We should offer our love to them

and the entire world. This is the essence of all religon (dharma). This is

the essence of Truth. Give up even your life for the welfare of others.

Offer your love to all.]

Evening Prayer

1.Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo (n)

Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo (n)

Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo (n)

- Buddhist Prayer

[ I bow to the enlightened souls.]

2.Two minutes of silence.

3.Yam Brahma-Varunendra-rudra-marutha

Stunwanti divyai stawair,

Vedaih Sanga-pada-kramopanishadair

Gayanti yam samagah,

Dhyana wasthite tedgaten manasa

Pashyanti yam yogino,

Yasyantam na viduh sura surgana

Dewaya tasmai namah.

[Whom Brahma, Varuna, Indra and Marutha praise through dvine

hymns, of whom the Vedic singers sing in the Vedas consistenly of

different aspects, steps, systems and the Upanishads, who, the Yogis see

in their meditations with minds fixed on him; whom the Devas and Asuras

do not comprehend, to that divinity I bow in prostration.]

- Srimad Maha Bhagawata

4.Shri Bhagwat Gita Chapter 2 Stanza 54 to

72

Arjuna Uvaca :

Sthitaprajnasya ka bhasa

Samadhisthasya Kesava

Sthitadhih kim prabhaseta

Kim asita vrajeta kim (54)

[Arjuna said : What is the description of the man who has this firmly

founded wisdom, whose being is steadfast in spirit, O Kesava (Krisna) how

should the man of settled intelligence speak, how should he sit, how

should he walk ? ]

Shri Bhagwan Uvaca :

Prajahati yada kaman

Sarvan partha manogatan

Atmany eva tmana tushtah

sthitaprajnas tado cyate (55)

[The Blessed Lord said : When a man puts away all the desires of his

mind, O Partha (Arjuna), and when his spirit is content in itself, then is he

called stable in intelligence.]

Duhkhesv anudvignamanah

Sukhesu vigatasprhah,

Vitaragabhayakrodhah,

Sthitadhir munir ucyate (56)

[ He, whose mind is untroubled in the midst of sorrows and is free from

eager desire amid pleasures, he from whom passion, fear, and rage have

passed away he is called a sage of settled intelligence.]

Yah sarvatra nabhisnehas

Tat-tat prapya shubhashubham

Na bhinandati na dvesti tasya

prajnya pratisthita (75)

[ He who is without affection on any side,

who does not rejoice or loathe as he obtains good or evil, his

intelligence is firmly set (in wisdom).]

Yada samharate ca yam

Kurmo ngani va sarvashah

Indriyanindriyarthebhyas

Tasya prajnya pratistha (58)

[ He who draws away the senses from the objects of sense on every

side as a tortoise draws in his limbs (into the shell), his intelligence is firmly

set (in wisdom).]

Visaya vinivartante

Niraharsya dehinah

Rasavarjam raso py-asya

Param drishtva nivartate (59)

[ The objects of sense turn away from the embodied soul who abstains

from feeding on them but the taste for them remains. Even the tastes turns

away when the Supreme is seen.]

Yatato hy api kaunteya

Purusasya vipascitah,

Indriyani pramathini

Haranti prasbham manah (60)

[ Even though a man may ever strive (for perfection) and be ever so

discerning, O son of Kunti (Arjuna), his impetuous senses will carry off his mind

by force.]

Tani sarvani samyamya

Yukta asita matparah,

Vase hi yasyendriyani

Tasya prajna pratisthita (61)

[ Having brought all (the senses) under control, he should remain firm

in yoga intent on Me; for he, whose senses are under control, his

intelligence is firmly set.]

 

Dhyayato visyan punsah

Sangas tesu pajayate,

Sangat samjayate kamah

Kamat, krodho bhijayate (62)

[ When a man dwells in his mind on the objects of senses,

attachment to them is produced. From attachment springs desire

and from desire comes anger.]

Krodhad bhavati sammohah

Sammohat smrtivibhramah,

Smiritibhranshad buddhinaso

Buddhinasat pranaseati (63)

[ From anger arises bewilderment, from bewiderment loss of memory; and

from loss of memory, the destruction of intelligence and from the destruction of

intelligence he perishes.]

Ragadvesa viyuktais tu

Visayan indriyais caran,

Atmavasyair vidheyatma,

Prasadam adhigacchati (64)

[ But a man of disciplined mind, who moves among the objectes of

senses, with the senses under control and free from attachment and

aversion, he attains purity of spirit.]

Prasade sarvadukhanam

Hanir asyo pajayate,

Prasannacetaso hy asu

Buddhih paryavatisthate (65)

[ And in that purity of spirit, then is produced for him an end of all

sorrow; the intelligence of such a man of pure spirit is soon established (in

the peace of the self).]

Nasti buddhir ayuktasya

Na cayukiasya bhavana,

Na cabhavayatah santir

Asantasya kutah sukham (66)

[ For the uncontrolled, there is no intelligence; nor for the uncontrolled

is there the power of concentration and for him without concentration,

there is no peace and for the unpeaceful, how can there be happiness ?]

Indriyanam hi caratam

Yan manonuvidhiyate,

Tad asya harati prajnam

Vayur navam ivambhasi (67)

[ When the mind runs after the roving senses, it carries away the

understanding, even as a wind carries away a ship on the waters.]

Tasmad yasya mahabaho

Nigrhitani sarvasah,

Indriyanindriyarthebhyas

Tasya prajna pratisthita (68)

[ Therefore, O Mighty – armed (Arjuna), he whose senses are all

withdrawn from their objects his intelligence is firmly set.]

Ya nisa sarvabhutanam

Tasyam jagarti samyami,

Yasyam jagrati bhutani

Sa nisa pasyato muneh (69)

[ What is night for all beings is the time of waking for the disciplined

soul; and what is the time of waking for all beings is night for the sage who

sees (or the sage of vision).]

Apuryamanam acalapratistham

Samudram apah pravisanti yadvat,

Tadvat kama yam pravisanti sarve

Sa shantim apnoti na kamakami (70)

[ He unto whom all desires enter as waters into the sea, which, though

ever being filled is ever motionless, attains to peace and not he who bugs

his desires.]

Vihaya kaman yah sarvan

Pumans carati nihsprhah,

Nirmamo nirahamkarah,

Sa santim adhigacchati (71)

[ He who abondons all desires and acts free from longing, without any

sense of mineness or egotism, he attains to peace.]

Esha brahmi sthitih partha

Nainam prapya vimuhyati

Sthitvasyam antakalepi

Brahmanirvanam rcchati (72)

[ This is the divine state (brahmisthiti) O Partha (Arjuna), having attained

thereto, one is (not again) bewildered; fixed in that state at the end (at the hour

of death) one can attain to the bliss of God (brahmanirvana).]

5.Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya,

Asangraha.

Shareera Shrama, Aswada, Sarvatrabhayavarjana,

Sarwa-dharmi-samanatwa, Swadeshi,

Sparshabhavna.

Vinamra Vrat Nishtha Se Ye Ekadash

Sevya Hain

- Eleven Vows

[ Non-violence, Truth, Non-stealing, Brahmacharya [celibacy],

Nonpossession,

Bread Labour, Control of the Palate, Fearlessness on all

occassions, Equal respect for all religions. Swadeshi, (the law of

neighbourhood). Refusal to treat anybody as untouchable. These eleven

vows should be observed in a spirit of humility.]

6.Sabba papassa Akaranam

Kusalassa Upasampada

Sachitha pariyo dapanam

Etam buddhanusasanam

- Dhammapada

[ The eschewing of all evil, the perfecting of good deeds, the purifying

of one’s mind, these are the teachings of the Buddhas (the awakened)]

7.Namo arihantanam

Namo siddhanam

Namo ayariyanam

Namo uvajjhayanam

Namo loye savva sahoonam

Aiso panch namukkaro, Savva pava

pannasano Manglanamcha savvesim

padhamam hawai manglam.

- Jain prayer

[Bow to the Arihants bow to the perfect; bow to the teacher; bow to the

preacher and bow to all the saints in the world. These five blessings will

deliver you from all the sins, do good unto you and all will be well.]

8.

Lord, make us an instrument of your peace

Where there is hate, let us put love,

Where there is discord, let us put union,

Where there is offence, let us put pardon,

Where there is despair, let us put hope,

Where there is doubt, let us put faith,

Where there is darkness, let us put light,

Where there is sorrow, let us put joy.

– Amen St. Francis of Assisi

9.Ek Onkaar, Sat Naamu

Kartaa Purukhu, Nirbhau

Nirvairu, Akaal Murati

Ajunee Saibham

Guru Prasaadi, Jap, Aadi Sachu

Jugaadi Sachu, Hai Bhi Sachu

Nanak Ho See Bhi Sachu

[Be with the holy blessing of the holy teacher; who is called the Truth

and who is Always all pervading and who is the creator of the whole

universe; one who is able and omnipotent, one who is neither fearful nor

hateful; one whose existence is beyond the reach of death.]

Sikh Prayer

10.Auju billahi minash shitwanir rajim,

Bismillahir rahamanir raheem,

Ulhamdu lilahi rabbil alameen,

Urraharna nir rahim maliki youmid din,

Eeyak na abudo va eeyak nasteeen,

Ehdinas siratal mustakima,

Siratal lajeen anamta alaihima,

Gairil mag-doobi alaihima valadduaaleen;

Aameen.

Bismillahir rahamanir reheem

Kulahuvallahu ahad allahussamad

Lam yalid valam yoolad lam yakullhu

kufawan ahad

Holy Koran

[ I surrender myself to the God to save me from all evil-forces. I start

my day with the name of God,who blesses us with all His kindness. He

deserves all kinds of praises. He is the one who is the feeder and the

protector of all the universe. He is very kind. He is the chief justice for the

last day of judgement. (He is the only one who gives rewards for good

work and punishes for sins) O Allah ! we devote our prayers to You to seek

your help. Kindly lead us on the right path – the path on which your

blessed ones walked; not that path on which they walked who were cursed

by You and not that of those who have forgotten your path.]

END

Aum saha navavatu,

Saha nau bhunaktu,

Saha viryam karavavahai,

Tejasvinavadhitam astu

Ma vidvisavahai,

Aum santih, santih, santih

- Taittiriya Upanishad

[ May He protect us both. May He be pleased with us both. May we

work together with vigour; may our study make us illumined. May there be

no dislike between us Aum, peace peace, peace.]

Hymn

Vaishnawa jana to tene kahiye je peeda para’ee ja’nere,

Pardukkhe upaka’r kare toye man abhima’n na a’ne re

Sakala lokama’sahune wande ninda’ na kare keni re,

Wa’cha ka’cha mana nishchal ra’khe dhandhan janani tenire (1)

Sama drushteene trishna’ tya’gi parastri jene maat re,

Jiwha thaki asatya na bole para dhana nawa za’le ha’tha re (2)

Moha ma’ya’ vya’pe nahi jene dridha vaira’gya jena, manma re,

Ra’ma-na’ma sum ta’li la’gi sakal tirath tena’ tanama’ re (3)

Wana lobheena kapat rahit chhe ka’ma krodha niwa’rya’re

Bhane narasaiyyo tenu darshana karta’ kula ekottera ta’ryya’ re (4)

[ He is a vaishnaw (God’s devotee) who identifies himself with other’s

sorrows and so doing has no pride about himself.

Such one respects everyone and speaks ill of none. He controls his

speech, and his passions. May his mother be blessed.

He is equidistance towrds all, has no desires, regards another’s wife as

own mother, always speaks the truth and does not touch other people’s

property.

He who is not overtaken by desires and greed; whose mind is firm in

non-attachment; he is intent on Rama-nama (God’s name);his body is the

sacred shrine and pilgrimage.

He is no miser, and he is free from deceit and he has conquered

passions and anger. Narasi Mehta says his presence purifies forefathers

also.]

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Raghupati raghawa rajaram, patit pawana seetaram;

Eeshwara allah terenam, sabko sanmati de bhagawan.

 

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