- Published on 26 March 2016
28th March - 27th April: STKC Sadhana Aradhana Month
Requesting all devotees to participate wholeheartedly by chanting 'Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu' ('May all the beings in all the worlds be happy'), at least 108 times daily. Please see below for more information.
An Offering Of Adoration – A Prem Vandana...Exuding the Harmony of ‘Samastha Lokah...’
If tears could fill an Ocean bed,
Earth would have known an Ocean new,
What each soul felt,
Gushed forth from the eyes,
...as creation watched and sighed in lament and rue,
The Creator herald an interlude...
...a momentary adieu hitherto...
‘Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’- This Name kindles myriad vivid sentiments in each devoted heart. Bhagawan’s Life and Leelas are immeasurably vast, mystical and completely beyond the grasp of finite human minds. The soul nevertheless, constantly reminisces and revels in His Glories.
Beloved Swami chose this period 28th March – 24th April 2011 to selflessly inflict unimaginable cosmic calamities upon His Divine Form for the ultimate protection of humanity and earth.
Simply because each of us and every bit in creation matters to Him. Then how much does He matter to us all...and all that He put Himself through too?
While invoking Supreme Grace, STKC desires to devotedly honor the extraordinary significance of this period, while upholding its sanctity in a consolidated manner. This requires the association of our heart, mind, body and soul in selfless living, ceaseless giving and unconditional loving.
Bhagawan’s Advent is a timeless illustration of matchless compassion. Each episode of the Sathya Sai Avatar exemplified this vitality of empathy, the illustrious virtue of impeccable giving steering humans towards humanity. The onus is upon each of us that adores Him to cherish Him, His Presence in the mineral, plant, animal and human world, so too, in every speck of the cosmos for He is the Cosmic Being.
Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu is the message, life and mission of the Sathya Sai Avatar. Through it we celebrate the Sai in and around us – Serving All Infinitely is US - Universal Seva!
Consequently, STKC requests all devotees to participate wholeheartedly in an Offering of Adoration…a Prem Vandana, devoting this period of time to ‘Sadhana through the Aradhana of Samastha Lokah...’ and proposes a 108 times intonation of this most noble chant that emanates boundless magnanimity while embracing all in its wake beyond any man-made barriers. Samastha Lokah is a way of Life...the heartbeat of every religion.
Suggested method of chanting:
Hold a globe in your hand or envision it in your heart. Encircle it with the Light of Bhagawan’s Love while chanting Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu for atleast 108 times a day.
Alternatively, you may choose to use the below video which has the rotating globe encompassed by Bhagawan's Divine Abhayahasta (the fear-removing, blessing and protecting hand gesture). It also has the audio of "Samastha Lokah" chanting (108 times) for you to chant along if you prefer so. While chanting along, as the globe spins, visualize Bhagawan's Divine Blessings reaching every corner of this world, enveloping each individual/being, society, city, country, globe and the entire universe in a cosmic embrace, bringing peace to all.
Other Suggested Improvisations
Take a box. Write Earth/Name of Home Country/City/etc, on the sides, add a picture of earth or the cosmos or simply write ‘Earth’ on a piece of paper and put it in the box. Then on, each day pen at least one ‘Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu’ and place it in the box so as to energize your intent and its reach.
At the end of any conversation or mail, ‘Samastha Lokah...’ could be the concluding/parting line along with Sai Ram.
Ring Tone for cell phones. (Click here to download the 'Samastha Lokah' ringtone in mp3 or m4r format)
This chant knows no restrictions and can be chanted at any place at any time in sync with the breath. Believe in and be aware of its capacity to harmonize and reach out to innumerable unseen and unknown beings that need help.
Sharing of experiences brought on through reciting this mantra.
Write stories for children based on ‘Samastha Lokah...’.
An undertaking to speak to at least one person daily regarding the universal appeal of this chant.
Along with this, each day of this month it is suggested to carry out random acts of kindness howsoever small the gesture of harmony maybe. Endeavoring an awareness of Bhagawan in every atom these noble acts may involve the environment/five elements/people/all living beings so as to promote – Care for all life, Concern for Nature and Reverence for Creation.
Let us come together and join hands in this noble cause and offer this Sadhana at His Divine Lotus Feet. What pleases Him the most is that we all unite in bringing peace and harmony to this world!
The genesis of 'Samastha Lokah'
It was on August 31, 2008, that our beloved Bhagawan revised the Mantra for Universal Peace, Lokah Samastha…into ‘Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu’, birthing The Universal Maha Mantra For Cosmic Peace and Harmony. Uttering the Holy Mantra, Bhagawan said…it is not one world, and there is no individual feeling, we should encompass all the worlds.
As the universal peace formula originated from Bhagawan, today, when the world is reeling under pressure, when the very fabric of Dharma in society is threatened, let’s revisit the momentous happening, re-pledging our commitments to our Beloved Bhagawan, embracing the Universal…Cosmic feeling of Oneness, praying and resolving for a new world order as willed by our Beloved Bhagawan. Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu…May all the beings in all the worlds be happy!
Watch the genesis of 'Samastha Lokah' in the video below:
Please show your support
If you intend to take part and commit to this Sadhana, please show your support by adding a comment in the comment section below this article. Even a simple comment such as 'Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu' or 'Om Sri Sai Ram' would go a long way in expressing your solidarity to this noble cause!