Sunday Lakshmi Blessing

shreerasthuhari aumnaamnaam saashsahasrancha bruuhi gaargya mahaamathemahaalakshmyaa mahaadevyaa bhukti mukthyardasiddhaye dhyaanam padmanaabha priyaam deveem padmaaksheem padma-vaasineempadma-vakthraam padma-hasthaam vande padmam aharnishampuurnendu-bimba-vadanaam rathna-abharana bhuushithaamvaradaabhya hasthaabhyaam dhyaayechchandra sahodareemicchaa-ruupaam bhagavatha ssachchidaananda-ruupineemsarvajnaam sarva-jananeem vishnuvakshas-sthalaalayaam Continue reading Sunday Lakshmi Blessing

Universal Prayer

O Adorable Lord of Mercy and Love!Salutations and prostrations unto Thee.Thou art Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient.Thou art Satchidananda (Existence-Consciousness-Bliss Absolute).Thou art the Indweller of all beings. Grant us an understanding heart,Equal vision, balanced mind,Faith, devotion and wisdom.Grant us inner spiritual strengthTo resist temptations and to control the mind.Free us from egoism, lust, greed, hatred, anger and jealousy.Fill our hearts with divine virtues. Let us behold … Continue reading Universal Prayer

The Mirror Of The Heart

Let go of your worriesand be completely clear-hearted,like the face of a mirrorthat contains no images.If you want a clear mirror,behold yourselfand see the shameless truth,which the mirror reflects.If metal can be polishedto a mirror-like finish,what polishing might the mirrorof the heart require?Between the mirror and the heartis this single difference:the heart conceals secrets,while the mirror does not. –Jalāl al-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī Continue reading The Mirror Of The Heart