1. High waves of fear fill this ocean of life.
The night of illusion has left me bewildered.
I pray to Thee Mother Durga, be pleased.
Save me, O Mother Queen of the World.
3. Thou are my dear Mother, full of compassion.
I am Thy child in distress.
O Mother bless me with ardent devotion.
5. Sovereign Supreme, reigning victorious over the foe.
By all spheres Thou art worshipped, Consort of Shiva.
Thou shower'st nectar of Grace, O world Mother,
Be pleased, obeisance to Thee.
7. Thy Form is bliss, the Force of light of awareness,
The knowledge of silence, of the Absolute Brahman.
Thy Form is the Guru, full of compassion,
We bow to Thee Devi, Queen of the World.
2. In the midst of this sea of transient existence,
O Mother, no-one but Thee can protect me.
O Queen of this World, I pray to Thee. save me!
O help me, O help me to cross this great sea.
4. O Queen of Queens, raising the kingdoms.
All-present protectress of the Three Worlds.
To Thy tender lotus-feet let me surrender.
Be pleased, I bow to Thee, Mother of All.
6. Thy graceful beauty hath no comparison,
Thou bring'st across the endless ocean of change.
Thou liv'st in the heart-lotus cave of Munindra,
We greet Thee, O Durga Destroyer of Sins.
8. Forever protect me, Support of the World.
Thou art the True Source of all life.
Thou heal'st the disease of birth in samsara
Praise to Thee, Mother of Haidaka-Khand.
Babaji referred to Shastriji as the Holiest Man on earth. We are eternally
grateful to Shastriji for his Love and Dedication to Baba and The Mother
of Everything and for all his teachings and wisdom. May we all be inspired
to serve with the same heartfelt devotion.
Bless you Shastriji in your Union with Baba and All That Is. You, who
gave us the 700 Praises of the Divine Mother and includes transliteration
of the original text in Sanskrit plus a word-by-word translation in English.
This is most inspiring and beautiful poetry by Shri Shastriji.
"On May the 25th, one month before the
most worshipful divine Master Mahendra Maharaj left his body, he called
me to Vrindaban by sending two telegrams to my home in Rajgarh, Rajasthan.
These were his words when we met; 'Brother
Vishnu, if the Lord should appear during my absence, then this mantra
will help you to recognise Him. As far as I know, this mantra is known
only to the Lord Himself at Siddhashram; it comes from His own divine
lips and is a priceless jewel for many lives." As he spoke to me,
the most worshipful divine master smiled and touched my head 3 times with
his lotus hand."