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Manasa Puja

Manasa Puja

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Salutations to Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

In this session, we perform the mental worship (known as maanasa pooja) to Pujya Gurudev on the occasion of his birthday. Traditionally there are 16 steps to Puja and accordingly I present these offerings to Pujya Gurudev.

Embodiment of all divine goodness, ever he was filled with greatest kindness

Remembering him will bestow us wisdom, to get us out of this worldly thralldom

Salutations to Chinmaya, the manifested divinity, we  meditate upon Him with utmost humility

 

He the knower of Bliss of Atman, came down to us as a simple human

Effortlessly eloquent in his speeches,  ‘look within’ he said, and always beseeched us!

Salutations to Chinmaya, the manifested divinity, we invoke Him in our heart with utmost humility

 

Freedom is available here and now, he taught with his life, the methods and how

Subtle are the teachings found in the scriptures, he patiently drew with simple word pictures

Salutations to Chinmaya the manifested divinity, we offer him a seat with utmost humility

 

Not just be scholars, but spiritually awakened, is possible when tendencies are weakened

Do everything for God he always implored, inner divinity he asked us to explore

Salutations to Chinmaya the manifested divinity, we offer water to wash with utmost humility

 

He reminded us always that even this will pass away, and not to come under the Maya’s subtle ways

Give up all the deceptive, false  pretensions, work with everyone with noble intentions

Salutations to Chinmaya the manifested divinity, we offer water to drink with utmost humility

 

Flow of knowledge is flow of the Ganges, ever streaming down from the Himalayan ranges

Gathering to itself the wisdom of the sages, He brought it all to awaken people of all ages

Salutations to Chinmaya the manifested divinity, we offer water to bathe with utmost humility

 

Clothed in Maya is the all-pervading Truth, He taught us like Divine Shiva facing the South

Not with silence but roaring like a lion, new meaning for life, explaining with reason

Salutations to Chinmaya the manifested divinity, we offer him cloth with utmost humility

 

Rituals, he said  are meant for purity, learn them well with meaning and clarity

Keep your mind where your hands engage, Bhagavad-Gita’s practical message

Salutations to Chinmaya the manifested divinity, we offer sandal paste with utmost humility

 

Life is uncertain, fleeting, and transitory; when everything is ephemeral why should you worry?

Spend your time in knowing who you are, If you do this daily, freedom is not too far

Salutations to Chinmaya the manifested divinity, we offer him ashes with utmost humility

 

Supremely sacred is fragrance of the soul, is realized when life is lived as playing a role

Nectar of Gita was his daily doses, never he demanded mere garland of roses

Salutations to Chinmaya the manifested divinity, we offer him flowers with utmost humility

 

Reduce and reject your ego in all actions, be ever watchful of emotions and reactions

Lord is within you, not in the heavens above, see Him in your heart, soak it with love

Salutations to Chinmaya the manifested divinity, we offer incense fragrance with utmost humility

 

All the lights shine because of one light,  it is Awareness which is awake even in the night

No light can shine it, even moon or the sun, it is supreme Brahman within you as Atman

Salutations to Chinmaya the manifested divinity, we show the light with utmost humility

 

Food for the soul are the words of the wise, listen-reflect and meditate to realize

It is the path that is denied to none, the Truth is One, and same for everyone

Salutations to Chinmaya the manifested divinity, we offer fruits and food with utmost humility

 

God is the Goal, and not mere idol, Gurudev taught us that God is life’s ideal

Sing the glory of Lord with sincere devotion, coupled with faith for inner illumination

Salutations to Chinmaya the manifested divinity, we offer him songs with utmost humility

 

Let go the past, and get busy in the present, let go the thoughts even if they are pleasant

Future is uncertain, do not be anxious, what you do now is the most precious

Salutations to Chinmaya the manifested divinity, we  seek forgiveness with utmost humility

 

The eternal Truth and the universal vision, is to See all in one, that is within everyone

Upanishads proclaim, he taught and spoke, in every article and the books that he wrote

Salutations to Chinmaya the manifested divinity, we offer him prayers with utmost humility

 

Beckoned Gurudev as he loved us dearly, to Close our eyes to see him clearly

The journey is within and path will be lonely, He will be there when we reach there finally

Salutations to Chinmaya the manifested divinity, we reinstate him in our heart with utmost humility

 

Om Shri Chinmaya-Sadgurave Namah

Om Shri Chinmaya-Sadgurave Namah

Om Shri Chinmaya-Sadgurave Namah

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