Aarti (Our Songs)
Aarti is the heart of the spiritual practice at the ashram because it is the medium of worshipping Shree Babaji and keeping His Presence alive in the community. Attending the Aarti together harmonizes us in a common purpose. Devotional singing (kirtan) develops love for the Divine, opening our heart chakra.
Aarti and kirtan are the essence of Bhakti Yoga, the way of devotion, as shown by Babaji.
One can also purchase a CD and Aarti book. One source is listed below:
Mantras (Our Prayers)
"In order to focus people's minds on God, Babaji taught people to repeat the ancient mantra OM NAMAHA SHIVAYA. It is a Sanskrit phrase which means something like 'I surrender to bow to/take refuge in God'. Repetition of Om Namaha Shivaya is a pathway to unity with the Supreme God. (The name of God used in this mantra is Lord Shiva, Who is a Hindu conception of the one Supreme God. This mantra has been used for millennia and taught by saints and gurus in India and the West.) Constant repetition of a mantra (the repetition is called japa) focuses the mind on God, opens one's heart and mind to God, and stops or reduces the inherent tendency of one's mind to constantly plan, worry, day-dream or otherwise prattle away in really useless activity." -The Teachings of Babaji
Invokes peace and harmony for individuals & groups
Sahana vavatu saha no bhunaktu
Saha viryam kara va vahai
Tejaswina vadhi tamastu ma vidvisha vahai
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
Let us proceed together. Let us take sustenance together. Let us act
courageously together. Let us meditate together on the highest Divine Light. Let
us not quarrel or be jealous of each other. Om Peace, Peace, Peace.
Om trayambakam yajamahe sugandhim pushti vardhanam
Urwarukmiva andhnath rityor mukshiya mamritat
We offer prayer to the healing aspect of Lord Shiva. Let us be liberated from the
bonds of death and birth. Let no diseases and death come to us.
For light and love
Bhur bhuvah svah
Tat savitur varenyam
Bhargo devasya dhimahi
Dhiyo yo nah prachodayat
O God, we meditate on your divine Light. Bestow Thy blessings on us so that our
intellect may rise higher and higher to the highest consciousness. Enable us to
meditate, be successful in life and realize God.
For energizing service in the world
Shri Guru Charan Saroj Raj
Nij mane mukure sudhar
Varnao Raghuvar Vimal Jasu
Jo dayaku phal char
Budhi Hin Tanu Janike
Sumirau Pavan Kumar
Bal budhi Vidya dehu mohe
Harahu Kalesa Vikar
Jai Hanuman gyan gun sagar
Jai Kapis tihun lok ujagar
Ram doot atulit bal dhama
Anjani-putra Pavan sut nama
Mahavir Vikram Bajrangi
Kumati nivar sumati Ke sangi
Kanchan varan viraj subesa
Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa
Hath Vajra Aur Dhuvaje Viraje
Kandhe moonj janehu sajai
Sankar suvan kesri Nandan
Tej pratap maha jag vandan
Vidyavan guni ati chatur
Ram kaj karibe ko aatur
Prabu charitra sunibe ko rasiya
Ram Lakhan Sita man Basiya
Sukshma roop dhari Siyahi dikhava
Vikat roop dhari lanka jarava
Bhima roop dhari asur sanghare
Ramachandra ke kaj sanvare
Laye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyaye
Shri Raghuvir Harashi ur laye
Raghupati Kinhi bahut badai
Tum mam priye Bharat-hi sam bhai
Sahas badan tumharo yash gaave
Us kahi Shripati kanth lagaave
Sankadik Brahmadi Muneesa
Narad Sarad sahit Aheesa
Yam Kuber Digpal Jahan te
Kavi kovid kahi sake kahan te
Tum upkar Sugreevahin keenha
Ram milaye rajpad deenha
Tumharo mantra Vibheeshan mana
Lankeshwar Bhaye Sub jag jana
Yug sahastra jojan par Bhanu
Leelyo tahi madhur phal janu
Prabhu mudrika meli mukh mahee
Jaladhi langhi gaye achraj nahee
Durgaam kaj jagat ke jete
Sugam anugraha tumhre tete
Ram dware tum rakhvare
Hoat na agya binu paisare
Sub sukh lahai tumhari sarna
Tum rakshak kahu ko dar na
Aapan tej samharo aapai
Teenhon lok hank te kanpai
Bhoot pisach Nikat nahin aavai
Mahavir jab naam sunavai
Nase rog harai sab peera
Japat nirantar Hanumant beera
Sankat se Hanuman chudavai
Man Karam Vachan dyan jo lavai
Sub par Ram tapasvee raja
Tin ke kaj sakal Tum saja
Aur manorath jo koi lavai
Sohi amit jeevan phal pavai
Charon Yug partap tumhara
Hai persidh jagat ujiyara
Sadhu Sant ke tum Rakhware
Asur nikandan Ram dulhare
Ashta sidhi nav nidhi ke dhata
Us var deen Janki mata
Ram rasayan tumhare pasa
Sada raho Raghupati ke dasa
Tumhare bhajan Ram ko pavai
Janam janam ke dukh bisravai
Anth kaal Raghuvir pur jayee
Jahan janam Hari-Bakht Kahayee
Aur Devta Chit na dharehi
Hanumanth se hi sarve sukh karehi
Sankat kate mite sab peera
Jo sumirai Hanumat Balbeera
Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosahin
Kripa Karahu Gurudev ki nyahin
Jo sat bar path kare kohi
Chutehi bandhi maha sukh hohi
Jo yah padhe Hanuman Chalisa
Hoye siddhi sakhi Gaureesa
Tulsidas sada hari chera
Keejai Das Hrdaye mein dera
Pavantnai sankat haran,
Mangal murti roop.
Ram Lakhan Sita sahit,
Hrdaye basahu sur bhoop.
After cleansing the mirror of my mind with the pollendust of holy Guru’s Lotus feet. I Profess the pure, untainted glory of Shri Raghuvar which bestows the four-fold fruits of life.(Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha).
Fully aware of the deficiency of my intelligence, I concentrate my attention on Pavan Kumar and humbly ask for strength, intelligence and true knowledge to relieve me of all blemishes, causing pain.
Victory to thee, O’Hanuman! Ocean of Wisdom-All hail to you O’Kapisa! (fountain-head of power, wisdom and Shiva-Shakti) You illuminate all the three worlds (Entire cosmos) with your glory. You are the divine messenger of Shri Ram. The repository of immeasurable strength, though known only as Son of Pavan (Wind), born of Anjani.
With Limbs as sturdy as Vajra (The mace of God Indra) you are valiant and brave. On you attends good Sense and Wisdom. You dispel the darkness of evil thoughts.
Your physique is beautiful golden coloured and your dress is pretty. You wear ear rings and have long curly hair.
You carry in your hand a lightening bolt along with a victory
(kesari) flag and wear the sacred thread on your shoulder. As a descendant of Lord Sankar, you are a comfort and pride of Shri Kesari. With the lustre of your Vast Sway, you are propitiated all over the universe.
You are the repository of learning, virtuous and fully accomplished, always keen to carry out the behest’s of Shri Ram. You are an ardent listener, always so keen to listen to the narration of Shri Ram’s Life Stories. Your heart is filled with what Shri Ram stood for. You therefore always dwell in the hearts of Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita.
You appeared before Sita in a Diminutive form and spoke to her in humility. You assumed an awesome form and struck terror by setting Lanka on fire. With over-whelming might you destroyed the Asuras
Ramachandra ke kaj sanvare demons) and performed all tasks assigned to you by Shri Ram with great skill.
You brought Sanjivan (A herb that revives life) and restored
Lakshman back to life, Shri Raghuvir (Shri Ram) cheerfully embraced you with his heart full of joy. Shri Raghupati (Shri Ram) lustily extolled your excellence and said: “You are as dear to me as my own brother Bharat.”
Thousands of living beings are chanting hymns of your glories; saying thus, Shri Ram warmly hugged him (Shri Hanuman). When prophets like Sanka, even the Sage like Lord Brahma, the great hermit Narad himself, Goddess Saraswati and Ahisha (one of immeasurable dimensions).
Even Yamraj (God of Death) Kuber (God of Wealth) and the Digpals (deputies guarding the four corners of the Universe) have been vying with one another in offering homage to your glories. How then, can a mere poet give adequate expression of your super excellence. You rendered a great service to Sugriv. You united him with Shri Ram and he installed him on the Royal Throne. By heeding
your advice, Vibhishan became Lord of Lanka. This is known
all over the Universe. On your own you dashed upon the Sun, which is at a fabulous distance of thousands of miles, thinking it to be a sweet luscious fruit.
Carrying the Lord’s Signet Ring in your mouth, there is hardly any wonder that you easily leapt across the ocean. The burden of all difficult tasks of the world become light with your kind grace.
You are the sentry at the door of Shri Ram’s Divine Abode.
No one can enter it without your permission,
All comforts of the world lie at your feet. The devotees enjoy all divine pleasures and feel fearless under your benign Protection.
You alone are befitted to carry your own splendid valour. All the three worlds (entire universe) tremor at your thunderous call. All the ghosts, demons and evil forces keep away, with the sheer mention of your great name, O’Mahaveer!!
All diseases, pain and suffering disappear on reciting regularly Shri Hanuman’s holy name. Those who remember Shri Hanuman in thought, words and deeds with Sincerity and Faith, are rescued from all crises in life.
All who hail, worship and have faith in Shri Ram as the Supreme Lord and the king of penance. You make all their difficult tasks very easy. Whosoever comes to you for fulfillment of any desire with faith and sincerity, Will he alone secure the imperishable fruit of human life.
All through the four ages your magnificent glory is acclaimed far and wide. Your fame is Radiantly acclaimed all over the Cosmos. You are Saviour and the guardian angel of Saints and Sages and destroy all Demons. You are the angelic darling of Shri Ram.
You can grant to any one, any yogic power of Eight Siddhis (power to become light and heavy at will) and Nine Nidhis
(Riches, comfort, power, prestige, fame, sweet relationship etc.) This boon has been conferred upon you by Mother Janki.
You possess the power of devotion to Shri Ram. In all rebirths you will always remain Shri Raghupati’s most dedicated disciple.
Through hymns sung in devotion to you, one can find Shri Ram and become free from sufferings of several births.
If at the time of death one enters the Divine Abode of Shri Ram, thereafter in all future births he is born as the Lord’s devotee.
One need not entertain any other deity for Propitiation, as
devotion of Shri Hanuman alone can give all happiness. One is freed from all the sufferings and ill fated contingencies of rebirths in the world. One who adores and remembers Shri Hanuman.
Hail, Hail, Hail, Shri Hanuman, Lord of senses. Let your victory over the evil be firm and final. Bless me in the capacity as my supreme guru (teacher). One who recites Chalisa one hundred times, becomes free from the bondage of life and death and enjoys the highest bliss at last.
All those who recite Hanuman Chalisa (The forty Chaupais)
regularly are sure to be benedicted. Such is the evidence of no less a witness as Bhagwan Sankar. Tulsidas as a humble devotee of the Divine Master, stays perpetually at his feet, he prays “Oh Lord! You enshrine within my heart & soul.”
Oh! conqueror of the Wind, Destroyer of all miseries, you are a symbol of Auspiciousness. Along with Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita, reside in my heart. Oh! King of Gods.