Grief & Loss

Grief and Loss Prayers

Prayer to Durga

O Mother Durga!
We are Thy children,
Through Thy grace, by Thy influence
May we become fit for the great work, for the great Ideal.
Mother, destroy our smallness, our selfishness, our fear.

O Mother Durga!
Extend wide the power of Yoga.
We are Thy Aryan children,
Develop in us again
The lost teaching,
Character,
Strength of intelligence,
Faith and devotion,
Force of austerity,
Power of chastity and true knowledge,
Bestow all that upon the world.
To help mankind,
Appear, O Mother of the world, dispel all ills.

O Mother Durga!
Enter our bodies in Thy Yogic strength.
We shall become Thy instruments,
Thy sword slaying all evil,
Thy lamp dispelling all ignorance.
Fulfil this yearning of Thy young children,
O Mother!
Be the master and drive the instrument,
Wield Thy sword and slay the evil,
Hold up the lamp and spread the light of knowledge.
Make Thyself manifest.

- Sri Aurobindo

Source: Read the complete prayer at ambaa.org

TAGS: Guidance, Hinduism, Strength & Courage, Faith

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