02 August 2007

"Namo Meher Baba" Lyrics (addendum to Balagopala story)

NAMO MEHER BABA (O Meher Baba! We Bow Down to You!)
Words by Ramabhadra Raju Balagopala
Translated from the Telegu by Manjusha Kalavapudi,
based on a version by Meher Isaa Balagopala; edited by KCB
Please see the article on Bhaskara Raju Balagopala for the story of this song.
The word namo in the title and chorus is a grammatical form of namaha, as in namaste (namah = I bow; te = to you). Thus, “I bow to you,” i.e., My greetings, salutations or prostration to you.
The following is not literal, line-by-line, translation of the song but preserves the meaning of the original while creating a smoother English language verse.
Below it is a line-by-line translation along with the Telugu transliteration.

We bow down to you! O Meher Baba!
Divine Incarnation! Lord of Lords!
O Shoreless Ocean of Divine Grace!
O Savior of both the animate and inanimate worlds!
||We Bow down to you! ||
Our salutations to you, O Meher Baba! God in human form!
O Destroyer of worldly fears and Absolute Purity!

Bestow on us the happiness of mortal and immortal worlds.

||We Bow down to you! ||


Eliminate the darkness of ignorance
And grant us the sight of Divine Knowledge.
Eliminate the six inner enemies of lust, anger, greed, passion, pride, and jealousy,
And bestow limitless salvation upon us.
||We Bow down to you! ||

Line-by-line translation:

NAMO MEHER BAABA

(O Meher Baba! Salutations to You!)
AVATAR NAMO DEVA DEVA PRABHO ||NAMO||
O Lord, You are GOD of Gods. We salute You.
APAARA DIVYA KRUPAA SAGARA
O Shoreless Ocean of Divine Grace.
SAKALA CHARACHARA JAGADODHDHARA ||NAMO||
You are the Savior of both the animate and inanimate worlds.
JOHAARULIVE SREE MEHER BABA
O Meher Baba! We salute You.
MAHINI JANINCHINA MAANAVA ROOPA
O God in human form,
IHA PARAANANDA JEEVANA MEEVA
Bestow upon us the happiness of mortal and immortal worlds.
BHAVA BHAYA BHANJANA PARAMA PAAVANA ||NAMO||
O Destroyer of worldly fears and Absolute Purity!
AGNAANAANDHATA NANTAMU CHESI
Destroy the darkness of ignorance
DIVYA VIGNAANA DRISHTI NOSANGI
And grant us the sight of Divine Knowledge.
ARISHADVARGAMU ANTARIMPAGA
Eliminate the six inner enemies [lust, anger, greed, passion, pride, and jealousy]
AVYAYA MOKSHAMBANUGRAHIMPUMA ||NAMO||
And bestow limitless salvation upon us.
JAI MEHER BABA JAI JAI MEHER BABA JAI
JAI MEHER BABA JAI JAI MEHER BABA JAI

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