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Bill Le Page

During the 1960's Baba asked Roshan [Kerawala] to learn another prayer, a beautiful one which she continues to sing at the morning Arti of Avatar Meher Baba at Meherabad. It is one composed and sung by Lord Zoroaster when He journeyed alone in the mountains of Persia (Iran), and it is meant to be sung not spoken.

Baba said that the prayer was the essence of the Zoroastrian prayers, the others being given later by succeeding Masters over the ages. Baba had specifically told her to learn the prayer from Kohiyar Satarawala and, because it required strict breath control, it was not easy to sing.

In 1946 Baba gave this translation of the prayer to Bhausaheb:

I begin my prayer by invoking the Name of Yezdan, the Lord of creation Ahuramazda.

You are the Source of all light.

You are all effulgence, all knowing, the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings, the Creator of all creation, the Preserver and the Sustainer.

Omnipotent, You are the Ancient One and eternal.

You are the Giver of all boons, You are the Giver of all mercy and wisdom, and the Source of all purity.

Oh, the Lord of creation, Ahuramazda, I invoke Your Name and ask for Your blessing.

Let Your will be done and Your justice be administered of God Ahuramazda.


THE DIVINE HUMANITY OF MEHER BABA, Vol 2, p. 143, ed Bill Le Page
1999 Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust


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