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Our Pràrthana. Pràrthana. Sanskrit for ‘Prayer’ Never meant to be “begging” Pr ā rthana is meant to be invocation Invocation not of any deity Invocation of strength within Pr ā rthana is a method to help concentrate Concentrate on task at hand Concentrate on our own strength

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Our Pràrthana


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Pràrthana

  • Sanskrit for ‘Prayer’

  • Never meant to be “begging”

  • Prārthana is meant to be invocation

    • Invocation not of any deity

    • Invocation of strength within

  • Prārthana is a method to help concentrate

    • Concentrate on task at hand

    • Concentrate on our own strength

  • Helps keep mind in a fair and a balanced state


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Sangh Pràrthana

  • In sangh, prārthana sung at the end of shākha

  • Not just a prayer but a collective vow

  • Initially, one shloka in Hindi other in Marathi

  • From 1940s, prārthana in Sanskrit,

    • unites Hindus not only in Bhārat but all over world

  • Our vishwa prārthana has 8 stanzas

    • Same prārthana for all countries outside Bhārat


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Aspects of Our Pràrthana

  • Whom are we praying to?

  • Who are “we”?

  • What qualities are we seeking?

  • What is our collective vision and mission?

  • What are our means to realize this vision?

  • Whose mission is this?


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Whom Are We Praying To?

  • Mother Earth

  • Who is auspicious to all

  • Fulfills our desires

  • The ultimate refuge


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Whom Are We Praying To?

  • Paramātmā

  • The seat of eternal bliss, happiness, intellect

  • Responsible for welfare of universe

  • The genesis of eternal principles

  • The supreme being – Param Aatma


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But Who is “We”?

  • We, who are …

  • Assembled here in the shākha

  • Driven by the ethics of universal dharma

  • Seeking auspicious blessings from Him for

  • achieving this goal


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5 Qualities We Seek from Him

  • Qualities of a dedicated swayamsevak

  • Unconquerable self-strength

  • All conquering character

  • Knowledge to enlighten us to move on our

  • path of ideals


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5 Qualities We Seek from Him

  • Qualities we seek

  • A firm and effulgent resolve

    • for material progress

    • as well as for spiritual growth

    • which should blossom in our heart


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5 Qualities We Seek from Him

  • Qualities we seek

  • A steadfast dedication towards the goal

  • The goal of

    • world peace

    • in the light of universal dharma

    • by organizing Hindu society


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The Mission And The Vision

  • The vision

  • Pinnacle of glory

  • Through the mission

  • Of collective strength

  • Of ever victorious endeavour

  • Of sustaining and safeguarding Dharma


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Whose Mission Is this?

  • The divine mission

  • God’s own work

  • The work of universal welfare

  • Let us offer to this work our body

    • made of sacrifice

    • made of service

    • made of resolve


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