Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sri Bala - Daily Prayers
Sri Bala Charanam.
English Translation Of Sri Baba.G’s “ Dinasari Prarthanai” or
“ Daily Prayers”.
Anbu kondu balaavai
anbinAle akhilam yaavum
aruL pera vENdum.
Come close to Bala with Love and devotion
And may this world be blessed
With love and affection!
Aasai yOdu Balavai
vaNaNgida VeNdum- andha
aasai koNdu avaL pughazhai
Let’s worship Bala with much fondness
And yearn to sing her praises
With great eagerness!
Inbam vEndi Balavai
Thozhuthida VEndum- andha
Inbam thaNai ivvulagam
Let us adore Bala seeking happiness.
And may the whole world attain
that state of cheerfulness!
Eekai enum paNbai Naamum
Adainthida VEndum- andha
Eekaiyudan ulagam muzhuthum
Valam vara vENdum.
Let’s strive to acquire the trait of generosity
And encircle this whole world
Filled with that spirit of Charity!
UNmai yOdu Balavidam
Naam vanthida veNdum- andha
uNmai koNdu ulagam ellaam
We must approach Bala openly and truthfully.
And may this whole world glow
Radiating that truth so brilliantly!
Ookam Odu Balavai
Naam thozhuthida vENdum- andha
We should strive to worship Bala most sincerely.
Let’s encourage and help others
With great resolve and constancy.
ELimai yOdu Balavidam
eLimai yOdu ennaLum naam
We should come to Bala simply
With ease and modesty
May we always aim to live with simplicity.
Etram peRa Balavidam
Naam vandhida vENdum- nalla
EtRam kandu vaattamindri
Let’s come to Bala to get a boost in our lives
On receiving a good lift,
Let us continue, without weariness, to lead our lives.
Naam thozhuthida vENdum- avaL
thuNai irukkum pOdhu naam
En azha vENdum?
Let’s worship Bala without any hesitation
When we have her support
Why should we cry in consternation?
ORrumai yudanE balavidam
Naam vandhida vENdum- mana
En vara vENdum?
Let’s come to Bala united , in perfect harmony.
Into our minds why should we allow
Disagreement and think differently?
Orinamai naam anaivarum
Irundhida vENdum- indha
Paaril uLLA anaivarumE
Let’s live together as part of one large family
Let’s set set an example that will amaze
This world entirely!
Paadalgal pOdhum- andha
PaadalgaL naam sollum
Naal vagai vEdham!
It’s enough to sing Bala’s songs; they cure completely.
In those songs we express
the four Vedas totally!
PORumai thannai vazhvinilE
KaRRida vENdum- andha
poRumai koNdu peRumai thannai
Let’s learn to uphold patience in our lives.
Much greatness can we achieve
Being tolerant right through our lives!
Perumaiyudan nam vazhvu
Irundhida vENdum -thaR
PeRumaiyathu nam manathil
En vara vENdum?
Let’s lead our lives with righteousness and nobility
Yet, in our hearts ,
why should appear conceit and vanity?
ManadhinilE maghizhchi adhu
Malarnthida vENdum - andha
Maghizchi thannai maRravaRum
Let happiness and joy blossom in our hearts each day.
And may that pleasure be felt and attained
by everyone around, always!
PaNbudanE Balaavidam naam
Nadanthida vENdum - bala
anbudanE namai enRum
May our actions reflect good virtues, in front of Bala
May she embrace us always
with boundless love from afar!
PaasamOdu Balaavidam naam
iNainthida vENdum - Bala
Aasai yOdu nammudanE
Let’s bond with Bala through love and devotion.
May Bala wish to remain at all times
By our side with much passion!
Let’s treat elders with a lot of kindness
And many helpful deeds perform
Each day with friendliness!
Mariyaadhai enRaal verum
Vaarthai illai - nam
veLli pada vENdum!
“Respect” is not merely a word or expression
Respect should always be revealed
In all our actions.
Nadathida vENdum - andha
MaghizvudanE avargaL Aasi
May we treat elders with respect and deference
And seek their blessings happily
With great reverence!
aNugida vENdum - manidha
Let’s learn to approach the elderly with friendliness.
And offer help in a humane manner
Always with kindness!
Kanivu kONdu mudhiyOrai
Kalandhida vENdum - avar
With tenderness and sympathy, we must mix with the elderly
And try our best to disperse
All their anxieties completely!
aRpudha paadam - adhai
purindhu kondaal puviyaavum
nam pugazh paadum!
Many a valuable lesson , does life’s experience teach us
If we understand and pay heed to them,
The world will sing in praise of us!
Anubavam vENdaam - manam
Amaidhiyaaga irundhu vittaal
No special skill is required to experience tranquillity
If the mind is peaceful
No medicines will be required totally!
Adakkam enRa paNbu thane
Migavum mukkiyam andha
Adakkam manadhil vandhu vittaal
Modesty is a very important quality.
You’ll certainly attain happiness
Once you acquire the virtue of humility!
Ozhukkam enra onRu thane
VAa zhkai thathuvam - andha
Ozhukkam adhai thavaRi vittaal
Izhukku vandhu vidum!
Discipline is the most important quality in life.
Once self restraint is lost
You’ll get sullied and tainted in life.
ThimirudanE yaarum ingu
piRappadhillai - adhu
therindhum EnO thimirai naamum
No one is born in this world filled with arrogance
Although we’re aware of this
We’ve still not let go of our self-importance!
Garvam enRa chollE miga
Garvamaanadhu - adhai
Purindhu koNdaal ivvulagam
The very word “pride” itself reflects the height of conceit!
The world will become a heavenly abode
Once this truth is understood complete!
sErnthu vanthidum - andha
Self-importance and anger appear hand in hand
When they’re both destroyed
Happiness will surely land!
Agambaavam vandhu namadhu
kaNNgaLai maRaikkum - adhai
Egoism and selfishness blind us completely,
When these are completely vanquished,
joy will be born totally!
NanRi thanai chollidavE
Thayangida vENdaam - sei
nanRi maRandhu ivvulagil
Never hesitate to express gratitude
Don’t live in this world forgetting to say “thank you”
For good deeds done to you!
vENdum vaazhvilE - andha
NaaNayathai naam maRandhaal
Good moral values and modesty are essential in life always.
Forgetting to uphold these ideals
We’ll get belittled in every way!
NermaiyOdu uNmai vandhu
SErum pOdhilE -- uyar
perumaiyOdu pughazhum vandhu
When honesty comes to combine with integrity
Along with great fame,
Praise too will arrive in life, certainly!
Uzhaippu uzhaippu uzhaippu onRE
Uyarndha tattuvam -- maRRa
Pizhaippu ellaam matki pOgum
Hard work, effort and perseverance is the only key to success!
All other means of livelihood
Will surely dissipate into a mess!
Ezhmai yenum nilaiyai naamum
maaRRiduvOmE - kalvi
chelvam koNdu Ezhmai thannai
Let’s strive to transform the state of poverty.
Equipped with the wealth of knowledge
We shall eliminate it totally!
VaRumai thanai OzhithidavE
uZhaithiduvOmE - andha
vaRumai thanai Oda Oda
May we toil hard to destroy hardship and adversity.
Let us chase away completely
Poverty and scarcity!
Kodumaiyilum kodumai andha
iLamaiyil vaRumai - andha
kodumai maaRa kadumaiyaaga
To endure poverty in childhood , is the most cruel agony
We have to work very hard
To transform this state of misery.
mutti mOthi udhavi seiyyum
For the poor souls who are feeble and starving from lack of food
May the time arrive when we jostle hard and compete
To extend help and do them some good!
Pasi enra chollai ini
Ettil mattumE - kaaNum
Bhagiyathai nam naadu
May this country soon be blessed
To witness hunger no more
Instead see it exist as a word on paper alone!
Picchai enra nilaiyai naamum
maRRiduvOmE - avar
icchaigaLai theerkka vazhi
Let us transform the state of poverty
May we show those who beg a way out
And fulfil their desires totally!
UNavu enRu vandavarkku
UNavu tharaamal - avar
Uyarvu peRa oru vazhiyai
Without giving just food to those who come begging
Let’s conjure a way so they can be helped
To make real progress in life and stop starving!
Panjam pOga paaril uLLa
nenjangaL yaavum - dinam
Konjam konjam Dharmam seidaal
May all those good hearts, living in this world today,
Donate just a little for good causes each day
And see scarcity wiped away!
ThuNivu kondu thuyar neeka
munainthiduvOmE - ezhmai
Let’s seek to remove misery with courage and boldness
May we succeed in wiping out poverty and anguish
Armed with confidence and braveness.
VEgam kondu vetRi vaagai
ChoodiduvOmE - avar
vEdhanaiyai pOkka vazhi
Let’s grab the victory prize with much haste
And seek the way to end quickly
Everyone’s despair totally and completely!
Inbam illaiyE - adhai
Padi padiyaai uNarnthu vittaal
All that money and wealth can buy
Can never give true happiness
When this is understood in small steps
There’ll be no unhappiness.
Engidum manamE - andha
Nimmadhiyai thEdi thEdi
PEACE OF MIND
Our hearts yearn relentlessly
To live with contentment
Yet, in search of peace
We keep wandering forever, aimlessly!
Dhaana dharmam anaivarukkum
Cheiyyum pOdhilE -- andha
Nimmadhiyum thEdi varum
When charitable acts and donations are given freely
Peace of mind and contentment will arrive
Uyarvu enRa onRE than
Namadhu mandiram - piRar
IMPROVEMENT IN LIFE
Striving for progress should always
Be our constant refrain.
Those who live off the efforts of others
Lead a mechanical life with no strain!
Bayappada vENdaam - andha
sathiyamE Baalaa than
Never fear to remain honest and act truthfully
Bala is the very essence of truth
Never forget that fully!
Vaazhvu thanai uyarthidavE
Bala uNdu - avaL
Paadal thane namakku enRum
Bala is there to provide success
In all our lives!
Her songs alone shall always be
As sweet as sugar candy!
17. JAATHI MADAM
Jaathi mada bhetham ellaam
avaLidam illai - idhai
purindhu koNdaal ivvulagil
Differences in caste or creed
don’t matter to Bala, surely!
When this is understood
No problems will arise in this world, certainly.
Seidhida thooNdum - theeya
Manam koNda anaivarumE
May all those with wicked hearts
Who instigate violence and unrest
reform completely and be totally at rest.
Thiruttu bayam perugivitta
Indha naLlilE - em
Poruttu neeyum kaaRru niRka
Since , fear of theft has increased greatly
In this world we live today
May you come to protect us
And stand by our side each day!
KoLLaiyargal engaL ooril
Nuzhaiyum pOdhilE - avargal
Kulai nadungi pOgumpadi
When burglars approach the outskirts
Of our cities and threaten to come in our way
May they succumb to blood curdling fear
And simply run away!
Kolai puriyum paadhagargal
Emmidam vandhaal - avar
Thalai therikka Odumpadi
Nee cheiyya vENdum!
Whenever murderous and wicked people
Approach to harm us.
May you cause them to run away
With great speed and protect us!
Oozhal puriyum pErgaL ellaam
Varundhida vENdum - than
thavaRai uNaRnthu orrukkaaga
May those who are involved in bribery and corruption
Feel remorse and regret.
Let them realise their mistakes
And work for the country’s welfare, instead!
Soozchi puriyum pErgaL ellaam
Veezchi kaaNavE – neer
Veezhchi pOla unnaruLai
To ensure all those who plot
tumble down and have a fall
May you cause your grace to pour upon them
Like a rushing waterfall!
maaRida vENdum - illai
theeya eNNam avaRgaLaiyE
Those who are wicked should completely reform
And into pure souls , quickly transform
Because, evil thoughts will surely
Cause them to self-destruct, certainly!
VibathukkaL naan chellum
Vazhiyinil vandal - avai
Vilagi chella unnaRuLE
Vazhi cheyya vENdum
When accidents come to confront me
In the path I travel each day
With your grace may a way be found
So they can be removed completely away!
Aabathathugal emai thodarnthu
Vandhidum pOthu - un
Arul vanthu emai choozhnthaal
When dangers and hazards threaten us constantly
In this world today.
If your grace encircles us fully
Can any fear be present in us , surely?
10. THEE VIBATHU
Thee vibathu vedi vibathu
vENdaam amma - engaL
thuyar theera thuNai enRum
May fire hazards and bomb blasts
Never take place, our dear mother!
You are our only support to remove all sorrow
Our beloved Mother!
IyaRkai vaLangaL irukkinRa
engaL naatilE - ini
In our country abounding with
The wealth of bountiful nature
May deprivation or destruction never occur
Due to nature’s wrath or human error!
Puyal kaatru sooRaavaLi
Thaakkidum pOdhu - neeyum
Puyal pOla vandhu emai
When cyclones and hurricanes
Attack us and unleash their fury
Arrive like a typhoon and protect us dearly!
Mazhai veLLam vandhu emai
Choozhavum vENdaam - ini
aLavindri peru mazhaiyum
May heavy rains and flooding waters never surround us!
From now on don’t allow
Never-ending rains or storms to descend upon us!
Nighaznthida vENdaam - indha
May tremors and earthquakes never
May this whole world
Never lose peace of mind always!
Tsunami alaigaL - ini
May the gigantic Tsunami waves
That destroyed our surroundings completely
Never again enter our cities any time, totally!
16. NILATHADI NEER
Nilathadi neer kuRaiyaamal
Irundhida vENdum - oru
aLavudanE Eri, kuLangaL
May water inside the earth never dry up at any time
May all the lakes and ponds
Be filled with enough water , all times!
PrarthanaigaL niRai vERa
Un arul vENdum - Bala
Un paadal ulagathaiyE
Oh Bala , our prayers will get fulfilled only with your grace!
Oh Bala, your songs
Should protect this whole world !
Shower upon us your Grace!