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Glorious Fifty Years of Wisdom and Service
A Souvenir released on Swami Krishnananda's 50th Birthday


Om Satguru Paramatmane Namah
Dedicated to Gurudev
Swami Sivananda and His
Devotees and Disciples
All over the World
Also Dedicated
To All Spiritual Seekers

Universal Prayer

O Adorable Lord of Mercy and Love!
Saluatations and Prostrations unto Thee.
Thou art Satchidananda (Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute)
Thou art Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscient;
Thou art the Indweller of all beings.
Grant us an understanding heart,
Equal vision, balanced mind,
Faith devotion and wisdom.
Grant us inner spiritual strength
To resist tempations and to control the mind.
Free us from egoism, lust, anger, greed, hatred and jealousy.
Fill our hearts with divine virtues.
Let us behold Thee in all these names and forms,
Let us serve Thee in all these names and forms.
Let us ever remember Thee.
Let us ever sing Thy Glories.
Let Thy Name be ever on our lips.
Let us abide in Thee for ever and ever.

A Prayer

In Life and in death, in pain and in pleasure
Oh God, I am Thine; Thou art mine.
I cling to Thee, I depend upon Thee,
For I seek only Thee, I want only Thee.
The things of this world give to Thy friends;
The things of the other world give to Thy devotees;
Thou alone come to me, for I want only Thee.
I seek not wealth or health;
Name or fame, joy or happiness.
But I seek Thee to be with me.
At all times, in all circumstances, in all lives.
That is my one prayer, my one request, my one wish.
For without Thee
My life is not worth living.
Thou art the soul of my soul,
The life of my life, the power behind my function,
The spirit behind my body
And I worship Thee through all that I do
During day and during night;
With my body and my mind;
With my intellect and my senses.
All that I do with my own nature
I offer unto Thee.
Glory be to Thee, Oh Lord
Glory be to Thee.
All love to Thee my Lord. All love to Thee.