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The Master's Prayer
(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.

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American Arti

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 e'er be realized?


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Consumed is my mind in Your fire and flame.
Accept it, Oh Meher in Oneness.
Consumed it my heart in the sound of Your Name.
Accept, Oh Meher my Arti.
Accept, Oh Meher my song.

Thought cannot reach You and word cannot speak You
Infinite Ocean of unending Bliss,
Though we beseech You, how can we seek You?
How can the finite know limitlessness?
Chorus

At Your command suns and stars give their light
What is the worlds can I offer as 'mine'?
Even my gift of love would be naught in Your sight
But veiled reflection of Your Love Divine.
Chorus

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 indifference to me!
Chorus

You are beginning and end of all thing
'Tis You alone who assumes every role;
Sinners and saints, beggars and kings
You are the source, and You are the Goal.
Chorus
Repeat first verse

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Prayers for Baba's Lovers and Mandali
(Meher Baba)

Beloved God
help us all to love you
more and more
and more and more
and still yet more
until we become worthy of union with you
and help us all
to hold fast to Baba's daaman
till the very end.

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Prayer of Repentance
(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 most specially for every lustful thought,
And every lustful action;
For every lie; for all hypocrisy;
For every promise given, but not fulfilled;
And for all slander and backbiting.

Most specially 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.

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Australian Arti
(Francis Brabazon)

Oh 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 world-wheel that bears me unto 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 myself; I sing to You in praise
And beg Your Love to bear me through the days
'Til You, the Everliving Perfect One,
Illume my darkness with Your Shining Sun.

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Baba's Arti

Bujaawe naar jallatani aye kar kudratnay farma too
Chhe laagi aas bhaktoney kay bakshay nooray ima too;
Aiya moorshad Meher Baba charanpur toojna dhariyay sir
Khoodana zat thi vakef thai betho Meherba too
Toochhe malik hakikatno too aashek bhi nay aaref bhi
Too chhe dariya aye vahedat marefat no hoi toofa too;
Humo raherav nay aiy saalek bakhash jay gnanyan eezad noo
Kay too Parmatma gnayani chhe nay mookhtaar irfaa too;
Khoodana premno pyalo pilaavi must hamnay kar
Chhe toojapur jaan sadkay saakiya aapi day paima too
Humaari naav bhar dariyay taraavay tow humay tariyay
Humaara nakhooda aiy Meher Baba chhe nighebaa too
Humaara nakhooda aiy Meher Baba chhe nighebaa too

Translation

Oh God command that the fire of our ignorance be extinguished
Your lovers yearn for You to bestow upon them the Light of Faith
Oh Murshed Meher Baba we (your lovers) lay our heads at your Feet
Oh Meher Baba, You have made yourself perfectly aware of your Godhood.
You are the Lord of Truth, You are the Lover and the Beloved in One.
Being the torrent of infinite Knowledge, You are the Ocean of Oneness,
Oh Master, bestow upon us, the wayfarers, the Knowledge of Ezad (the only One worthy of worhsip)
For You, Oh Paramatma are Omniscient and are Divine Knowledge Itself.
Give us to drink of the cup of God's Love that we become intoxicated.
Oh Saki, we offer our lives in sacrifice to You, give us this draught.
Only is You steer our ship while in mid ocean can we remain afloat
Oh Meher Baba, the Captain of our ship, You are our Protector.
Oh Meher Baba, the Captain of our ship, You are our Protector.

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