Prayers and Arti

Prayers in English
Australian Arti
American Arti

Prayers in Telugu
Telugu Arti

Prayers in Hindi
Hindi Arti – Adi sachetana (with phonetic translation into English)
Hindi Arti – Jaha Kalpana (with phonetic translation into English)

Prayers in Marathi
Marathi Arti

Prayers in Gujarathi
Gujarathi Arti (with phonetic translation into English)

Songs written by Beloved Baba  with pen name Huma (at His early age)

 

The Master’s Prayer
By Meher Baba

O Parvardigar, the Preserver and Protector of all!
 You are without Beginning and without End;
 Non-dual, beyond comparison; and none can measure You.
 You are without color, without expression, without form and without
 attributes.
 You are unlimited and unfathomable, beyond imagination and conception;
 eternal and imperishable.
 You are indivisible; and none can see You but with eyes divine.
 You always were, You always are, and You always will be;
 You are everywhere, You are in everything; and You are also beyond
 everywhere and beyond everything.
 You are in the firmament and in the depths. You are manifest and
 unmanifest, on all planes, and beyond all planes.
 You are in the three worlds, and also beyond the three worlds.
 You are imperceptible and independent.
 You are the Creator, the Lord of Lords, the Knower of all minds
 and hearts; You are omnipotent and omnipresent.
 You are Knowledge Infinite, Power Infinite, and Bliss Infinite.
 You are the ocean of Knowledge, All-Knowing, Infinitely
 Knowing; the Knower of the past, the present and the future; and You are
 Knowledge itself.
 You are all-merciful and eternally benevolent.
 You are the Soul of souls, the One with infinite attributes.
 You are the trinity of Truth, Knowledge and Bliss.
 You are the Source of Truth, the Ocean of Love.
 You are the Ancient One, the Highest of the High; You are Prabhu
 and Parameshwar; You are the Beyond-God, and the Beyond-
 Beyond God also; You are Parabrahama; Paramatma; Allah; Elahi;
 Yezdan; Ahuramazda; and God the Beloved.
 You are named Ezad, the Only One worthy of worship.
The Prayer of Repentance
                    By Meher Baba
We repent, O God most merciful; for all our sins;
   for every thought that was false or unjust or unclean;
   for every word spoken that ought not to have been spoken;
   for every deed done that ought not to have been done.
We repent for every deed and word and thought inspired by
   selfishness, and for every deed and word and thought inspired
   by hatred.
We repent especially for every lustful thought and every lustful
   action; for every lie; for all hypocricy; for every promise
given but not fulfilled, and for all slander and back-biting.
Most especially also, we repent for every action that has brought
   ruin to others; for every word and deed that has given others
   pain; and for every wish that pain should befall others.
In your unbounded mercy, we ask You to forgive us, O God, for all
   these sins committed by us, and to forgive us for our constant
   failures to think and speak and act according to Your Will.

The Beloved God Prayer
                By Meher Baba
Beloved God, help us all to love you more and more,
And more and more, and still yet more
Till we become worthy of union with you.
And help us all to hold fast to Baba's damaan, till the very end.



The English Arti
         By Hank Mindlin

How can one fathom your Fathomless being?
How can we know you we see with gross eyes?
A glimpse of your shadow has blinded ouir seeing;
How can your Glory ere be realized.

Consumed is my mind in your fire and flame;
Accept it O Meher, in Oneness.
Consumed is my heart in the sound your name.
Accept, O Meher, my Arti;
Accept, O Meher, my song.

Thoughts cannot reach you and words cannot speak you,
Infinite ocean of unending bliss.
Though we beseech you you, how can we seek you?
How can the finite know limitlessness?

Consumed is my mind in your fire and flame;
Accept it O Meher, in Oneness.
Consumed is my heart in the sound your name.
Accept, O Meher, my Arti;
Accept, O Meher, my song.

At your command, suns and stars give their light;
What in the worlds can I offer as mine?
Even my gift of love would be naught in your sight,
But veiled reflections of your Love Divine.

Consumed is my mind in your fire and flame;
Accept it O Meher, in Oneness.
Consumed is my heart in the sound your name.
Accept, O Meher, my Arti;
Accept, O Meher, my song.

You are the Ancient One, Lord of Creation,
How can we measure your true majesty?
You are the Christ, the Divine Incarnation,
Dear Lord, please don't be indifferent to me.

Consumed is my mind in your fire and flame;
Accept it O Meher, in Oneness.
Consumed is my heart in the sound your name.
Accept, O Meher, my Arti;
Accept, O Meher, my song.
You are the beginning and end of all things;
'Tis you alone who assumes every role.
Sinners and saints, beggars and kings,
You are the Source and you are the Goal.

Consumed is my mind in your fire and flame;
Accept it O Meher, in Oneness.
Consumed is my heart in the sound your name.
Accept, O Meher, my Arti;
Accept, O Meher, my song.

How can one fathom your Fathomless being?
How can we know you we see with gross eyes?
A glimpse of your shadow has blinded our seeing;
How can your Glory ere be realized.

Consumed is my mind in your fire and flame;
Accept it O Meher, in Oneness.
Consumed is my heart in the sound your name.
Accept, O Meher, my Arti;
Accept, O Meher, my song.


The Australian Arti
            By Francis Brabazon
O glorious, eternal Ancient One
Your face is a bright, transcendental sun--
Lighten this dark world and the tears I weep;
My heart, Meher, I give to you to keep.

Creator, yet creationless you are--
Truth and Truth's Body, divine Avatar
Who, through compassion the three worlds maintains--
Destroy this ignorance that life sustains.

These five lights are the whirling spokes of breath
Of the worlds-wheel that bears me on to death
Unless you, who are infinitely kind
Break the wheel's hub which is conditioned mind.

This incense is my love, these fruits my art,
Which to please you I have shaped from my heart
Accept them as you would a simple flower
That has no use beyond its shining hour.

You are my Self, I sing to you in praise
And beg your love to bear me through the days
Till you, the Everliving Perfect One
Illume my darkness with your shining Sun.

Copyright by Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar (MS) India.