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From Th Life and Teachings of Sai Baba of Shirdi by Antonio Rigopoulos

1. Om Shri Sai Naathaaya Namaha Om, to the Venerable Lord Sai, prostration (namaha; the term stands for worship, but also for meditation directed to the Divine Figure to whom it is addressed)! 2. Om Shri Sai Laxmi Naaraayanaaya Namaha Om, to (Vishnu as the Sleeping God lying on waters in the interval between destruction and re-manifestation of universes) Narayana (accompanied by Fortune Goddess) Laxmi, prostration! 3. Om Shri Sai Krishna Rama Shiva Maaruthayaadi Roopaaya Namaha Om, to Him whose forms Krishna and Rama (the well-known descents of Vishnu in the world), Shiva (Hanuman, considered as His Descent) the Son of Wind and so on are, prostration! 4. Om Shri Sai Sesha Saayiney Namaha Om, to Vishnu (in His aforementioned form) laying on (the Divine Serpent) Shesha, prostration! 5. Om Shri Sai Godavari Thata Shirdi Vaasiney Namaha Om, to (Rama) who has His abode near the shores of (the Holy She-river) Godavari, prostration! 6. Om Shri Sai Bhaktha Hrudaalayaaya Namaha Om, to Him whose seat (His) devotees’ hearts are, prostration! 7. Om Shri Sai Sarva Hrunnilayaaya Namaha Om, to Him whose abode the hearts of all (beings) are, prostration! 8. Om Shri Sai Bhootaa Vaasaaya Namaha Om, to Him in whom the beings dwell, prostration! 9. Om Shri Sai Bhoota Bhavishyath Bhaava Varjithaaya Namaha Om, to Him who is bereft of past, future and present, prostration! 10. Om Shri Sai Kaalaateetaaya Namaha Om, to Him who transcends time (and/or death), prostration!

11. Om Shri Sai Kaalaaya Namaha Om, to (Krishna in his cosmic aspect shown to Arjuna in the Bhagavadgita) who is Time (and/or Death), prostration! 12. Om Shri Sai Kaala Kaalaaya Namaha Om, to (Shiva as Savior of His devotee Markandeya menaced by Yama) the Death of Time (and/or Death), prostration! 13. Om Shri Sai Kaala Darpadamanaaya Namaha Om, to (Shiva in His aforementioned form) the Subduer of the pride of Time (and/or Death), prostration! 14. Om Shri Sai Mrutyunjayaaya Namaha Om, to (Shiva in His aforementioned form) the Death-winner, prostration! 15. Om Shri Sai Amartyaaya Namaha Om, to the Deathless One, prostration! 16. Om Shri Sai Martyaabhayapradhaaya Namaha Om, to Him who gives mortals immortality, prostration! 17. Om Shri Sai Jeevaadhaaraaya Namaha Om, to Him who sustains the living (beings), prostration! 18. Om Shri Sai Sarvaadhaaraaya Namaha Om, to Him who sustains all, prostration! 19. Om Shri Sai Bhakthaavana Samarthaaya Namaha Om, to Him able to grant favors to (His) devotees, prostration! 20. Om Shri Sai Bhakthaavana Pratignyaaya Namaha Om, to Him who promises to grant favors (whenever asked by them) to (His) devotees, prostration! 21. Om Shri Sai Annavastradaaya Namaha Om, to Him who grants food and clothing, prostration! 22. Om Shri Sai Aarogya Kshemadaaya Namaha Om, to Him who grants health and patience, prostration! 23. Om Shri Sai Dhana Maangalya Pradaaya Namaha Om, to Him who freely gives wealth and fortune, prostration! 24. Om Shri Sai Buddhi Siddhi Pradaaya Namaha Om, to Him who grants (yogic) powers and realization, prostration!

25. Om Shri Sai Putra Mitra Kalatra Bandhudaaya Namaha Om, to Him who grants sons, friends, wives and kin, prostration! 26. Om Shri Sai Yoga Kshema Vahaaya Namaha Om, to Him who brings forth yogic accomplishment, prostration! 27. Om Shri Sai Aapadbhaandhavaaya Namaha Om, to Him who washes away misfortunes, prostration! 28. Om Shri Sai Maargabandhavey Namaha Om, to (Shiva as sung in a celebrated hymn by the mystic, philosopher, and literate Appayya Dikshita) the Friend along the path, prostration! 29. Om Shri Sai Bhukti Mukti Swargaapa Vargadaaya Namaha Om, to Him who grants fruitions, liberation, heaven and abandonment of rebirth, prostration! 30. Om Shri Sai Priyaaya Namaha Om, to the Beloved One, prostration! 31. Om Shri Sai Preethivardhanaaya Namaha Om, to Him who increases love, prostration! 32. Om Shri Sai Antharyaaminey Namaha Om, to (the Absolute as Paramatman, the Supreme Self) the Inner Ruler, prostration! 33. Om Shri Sai Sacchhidaatmaney Namaha Om, to (Paramatman) whose self Being and Conciousness are, prostration! 34. Om Shri Sai Nityaanandaaya Namaha Om, to (Paramatman) who is Eternal Bliss, prostration! 35. Om Shri Sai Paramasukhadaaya Namaha Om, to Him who grants supreme ease, prostration! 36. Om Shri Sai Parameshwaraaya Namaha Om, to (Paramatman) the Supreme Lord, prostration! 37. Om Shri Sai Parabrahmaney Namaha Om, to (Paramatman) the Supreme Brahman, prostration! 38. Om Shri Sai Paramaatmaney Namaha Om, to the Supreme Self, prostration!

39. Om Shri Sai Gnyaanaswaroopiney Namaha Om, to (Paramatman) whose very nature gnosis is, prostration! 40. Om Shri Sai Jagath-pitrey Namaha

Om, to (Brahma) the Father of the universe, prostration! 41. Om Shri Sai Bhaktaanaam Maatrudaatru Pitaamahaaya Namaha Om, to (Brahma) who is mother for (His) devotees, the Bearer (of universe) and the Great Sire, prostration! 42. Om Shri Sai Bhaktaabhaya Pradaaya Namaha Om, to Him who freely gives to (His) devotees fearlessness, prostration! 43. Om Shri Sai Bhakta Paraadheenaaya Namaha Om, to Him who cares for (His) devotees, prostration! 44. Om Shri Sai Bhaktaanugraha Karaaya Namaha Om, to Him who is very gracious to (His) devotees, prostration! 45. Om Shri Sai Sharanaagata Vathsalaaya Namaha Om, to Him who loves (like a cow her calf) those who seek refuge (in Him), prostration! 46. Om Shri Sai Bhakti Shakti Pradaaya Namaha Om, to Him who freely gives devotion and power, prostration! 47. Om Shri Sai Gnyaana Vyaraagya Pradaaya Namaha Om, to Him who grants gnosis and detachment, prostration! 48. Om Shri Sai Prema Pradaaya Namaha Om, to Him who freely gives love, prostration! 49. Om Shri Sai Sankshaya Hrudaya Dowrbhalyapaapakarma Vaasanaakshayakaraaya Namaha Om, to Him who causes obliteration of doubts, heart feebleness, sins, karman (of present and past lives) and the traces (thereof), prostration! 50. Om Shri Sai Hrudaya Granthi Bhedakaaya Namaha Om, to Him who cuts off the heart knot (a well-known Upanishadic Metaphor for ultimate realization), prostration! 51. Om Shri Sai Karma Dwanseeney Namaha Om, to the Destroyer of karman (of present and past lives), prostration! 52. Om Shri Sai Shuddha Satvasthitaaya Namaha Om, to Him who stays in pure minds, prostration! 53. Om Shri Sai Gunaateeta Gunaatmaney Namaha Om, to (Paramatman) who transcends attributes and (yet) is the very self of attributes, prostration!

54. Om Shri Sai Anantakalyaana Gunaaya Namaha Om, to (Vishnu as worshipped by the Pancaratra tradition) who is possessed of infinite auspicious attributes, prostration! 55. Om Shri Sai Amita Paraakramaaya Namaha Om, to Him whose strength is unmeasurable, prostration! 56. Om Shri Sai Jayiney Namaha Om, to the Conqueror, prostration! 57. Om Shri Sai Dhurdarshaa Kshobhyaaya Namaha Om, to the Unconquerable and Unshakable One, prostration! 58. Om Shri Sai Aparaajitaaya Namaha Om, to Invincible One, prostration! 59. Om Shri Sai Trilokeyshu Adighaata Gataye Namaha Om, to (Vishnu in His descent in the world as the Brahmin Dwarf, Vamana) whose going is unimpeded in the three worlds (earth, intermediate space, and heaven), prostration! 60. Om Shri Sai Asakya Rahitaaya Namaha Om, to Him for whom nothing is impossible, prostration! 61. Om Shri Sai Sarva Shakthi Moorthaye Namaha Om, to Him who is All-Powerful, prostration! 62. Om Shri Sai Suroopaa Sundaraaya Namaha Om, to the Handsome and Beautiful One, prostration! 63. Om Shri Sai Sulochanaaya Namaha Om, to Him with beautiful (or far-seeing) eyes, prostration! 64. Om Shri Sai Bahuroopa Vishwamoorthaye Namaha Om, to Him of many shapes, having all forms, prostration! 65. Om Shri Sai Aroopa Vyakthaaya Namaha Om, to (Paramatman) the Formless and Unmanifest One, prostration! 66. Om Shri Sai Achinthyaaya Namaha Om, to (Paramatman) the Unthinkable One, prostration! 67. Om Shri Sai Sookshmaaya Namaha Om, to (Paramatman) the Subtle One, prostration! 68. Om Shri Sai Sarvaantaryaaminey Namaha Om, to (Paramatman) who is everybody’s Inner Ruler, prostration!

69. Om Shri Sai Manovaagateetaaya Namaha Om, to (Paramatman) who transcends mind and speech, prostration! 70. Om Shri Sai Prema Moortaye Namaha Om, to Him whose Love (as the ultimate mystic experience) is, prostration! 71. Om Shri Sai Sulabha Durlabhaaya Namaha Om, to Him easy to reach (yet) difficult to approach, prostration! 72. Om Shri Sai Asahaaya Sahaayaaya Namaha Om, to the Assistant without assistant, prostration! 73. Om Shri Sai Anaatha Naatha Deenabandhavey Namaha Om, to the Protector of those without protector, the Friend of the poor, prostration! 74. Om Shri Sai Sarvabhaara Bhruthey Namaha Om, to Him who takes upon Himself everyone’s burden, prostration! 75. Om Shri Sai Akarmaaneka Karma Sukarmaney Namaha Om, to Him who well accomplishes the unsavory tasks, prostration! 76. Om Shri Sai Punya Shravana Keetanaaya Namaha Om, to Him the hearing of whose glorification is purifying, prostration! 77. Om Shri Sai Teerthaaya Namaha Om, to the (holy) Ford, prostration! 78. Om Shri Sai Vaasudevaaya Namaha Om, to (Krishna) Vasudeva’s son, prostration! 79. Om Shri Sai Sathaangataye Namaha Om, to the Ultimate Resort of the good, prostration! 80. Om Shri Sai Satyanaaraayanaaya Namaha Om, to the Final End of the good, prostration! 81. Om Shri Sai Lokanaathaaya Namaha Om, to the Lord of the worlds, prostration! 82. Om Shri Sai Paavanaanaghaaya Namaha Om, to the Purifier Immaculate, prostration! 83. Om Shri Sai Amruthaanshavey Namaha Om, to (the Moon identified with the Holy Plant Soma) whose filaments give forth the juice of immortality, prostration! 84. Om Shri Sai Bhaaskara Prabhaaya Namaha

Om, to the Sun shining halo, prostration! 85. Om Shri Sai Brahmacharyatapascharyaadi Suvruthaaya Namaha Om, to Him whose vows are chastity, asceticism and so on, prostration! 86. Om Shri Sai Satyadharma Paraayanaaya Namaha Om, to the ultimate resort of truthfulness, prostration! 87. Om Shri Sai Siddheshwaraaya Namaha Om, to the Lord of the Realized Ones (the immortal yogin Dattatreya), prostration! 88. Om Shri Sai Siddhi Sankalpaaya Namaha Om, to Him whose resolutions are (immediately) realized, prostration! 89. Om Shri Sai Yogeshwaraaya Namaha Om, to (Shiva) the Lord of yoga, prostration! 90. Om Shri Sai Bhagavathe Namaha Om, to Possessor of Divine Glory (Bhagavat, an epithet reffered to Shiva as well as to Vishnu, but also employed for a respectful designation of the Guru, e.g. the Buddha in the Buddhist texts), prostration! 91. Om Shri Sai Bhakta Vatsalaaya Namaha Om, to Him who loves (like a cow her calf) His devotees, prostration! 92. Om Shri Sai Satpurushaaya Namaha Om, to (Vishnu as the Sacrifice, the Primordial Makranthropos from the portions of whose sacrificed body the universe was made according to a celebrated Vedic Hymn) the True Male (Purusha), prostration! 93. Om Shri Sai Pushottamaaya Namaha Om, to (Vishnu in His aforementioned aspect) the Supreme Male (Purusha), prostration!

94. Om Shri Sai Satya Tatva Bodhakaaya Namaha Om, to (the Guru) who awakens (His disciples) to the Principle of Reality, prostration! 95. Om Shri Sai Kaamaadishadvairi Dhwansiney Namaha Om, to the Destroyer of the Six Foes beginning with Desire (Desire, Anger, Greed, Hatred, Pride, and Envy), prostration! 96. Om Shri Sai Abhedaanamdaanubhava Pradaaya Namaha Om, to Him who freely gives the actual experience of Undivided Bliss, prostration!

97. Om Shri Sai Sama Sarvamata Sammataaya Namaha Om, to (the Sai himself, here presented in a characteristic feature of His teaching) who approves all religious persuasions (matani) as equal, prostration! 98. Om Shri Sai Dakshinaa Moortaye Namaha Om, to the Venerable (Shiva as Teacher of Absolute Truth through silence) with His face to the South (the direction of Death, as identified with one of the Fires in Vedic Sacrifice), prostration! 99. Om Shri Sai Venkatesha Ramanaaya Namaha Om, to the Lord of the Venkata Hill (Vishnu as Tirupathi, a Tamil epithet denoting Him as Husband of Fortune Goddess Shri), prostration! 100. Om Shri Sai Adbhutaananta Charyaaya Namaha Om, to Him of wonderful and blissful deeds, prostration! 101. Om Shri Sai Prapannaarti Haraaya Namaha Om, to Him who takes away the pains of those who yield themselves (to Him), prostration! 102. Om Shri Sai Samsaara Sarvadhukkha Kshayakaraaya Namaha Om, to the Cause of the obliteration of every suffering of the Round of Rebirth, prostration! 103. Om Shri Sai Sarvavitsarvato Mukhaaya Namaha Om, to the Omniscient One, whose face is turned everywhere, prostration! 104. Om Shri Sai Sarvaantarbhahi Sthitaaya Namaha Om, to Him who stays inside and outside all (beings), prostration! 105. Om Shri Sai Sarva Mangala Karaaya Namaha Om, to the Cause of all auspiciousness, prostration!

106. Om Shri Sai Sarvaabheeshta Pradaaya Namaha Om, to Him who freely gives all things wished for, prostration! 107. Om Shri Sai Samarasa Sanmaargasthaapanaaya Namaha Om, to Him who consolidates the True Path along which all experience (for the mystic) has the same taste, prostration! 108. Om Shri Sai Samartha Sadguru Shri Sainaathaaya Namaha Om, to the Venerable Efficacious True Guru, the Lord Sai, prostration!


				
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