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Navavidhan SymbolThe following are a collection of World Prayers which are used in Brahmo Services. All these prayers and many more may be found in the Sloka Sangraha - a book published by the Navavidhan Publication Committee in 1956. This book was initiated by Keshub Chandra Sen in 1866.

This book takes into account prayers from all the major religious texts in India starting from the Bhagabat and even going to the songs of Mirabai. It also has texts from the Jewish, Parsee, Buddhist, Jain, Muslim religions. The last chapter also deals with the texts from Chinese sage Confucius.
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This wide Universe is the Holy Temple of God, and the heart is the shrine of the pilgrimage. Truth is the scripture everlasting. Faith is the root of Religion. Love is the supreme realization. Ascetism is the death of self. So declare the Brahmos.              - Bhagabat
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Homage to that supreme Brahman, Lord of what has been and shall be and of everything whose alone is the heaven.              - Atharvaveda
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He is not grasped by the eye, nor even by speech, nor by other sense organs, nor by penance, nor by sacrifice. When the mind is purged by the light of knowledge then only one can see Him who is without parts by meditating on Him.              - Moondukupanishad
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Enveloped by the Lord must be This All - each thing that moves on earth. With that renounced enjoy thyself. Covet not the wealth of any one.              - Isaponishad
It was this sloka that Debendranath Tagore found on the torn page of a book in the veranda of his house as a young man and which subsequently changed his life and the country as a whole.
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Water purifies the limbs and bodily members of a person; truthfulness purifies the mind; he individualised self is purified by learning and penitential austerities; and intellect (discriminative faculty) is purified by knowledge.              - Manu Samhita
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All men must die. None should grieve for that which is inevitable.              - Mahabharata
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Let there be peace in the whole world, and let everyone exert the well-being of the other. Let the evil disappear. Let everybody be happy everywhere.              - Brihad Santi Stotra (Jain scriptures)
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That is the true path where all paths have met. Conquer your mind and you will conquer the world. Bow to Him again and again. He is the beginning, He is the end, He is without beginning, without break, He is the same through different ages.              - Japuji
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Kabir, says on the day I am dead (my pride is dead) there shall be rejoicing after me I shall then have net my God and my friends will worship Him instead of weeping.              - Bhakta Kabir
I shall not live with a heart full of attachment and evil propensities. I shall not associate with evil ones as also with those who are fettered in the cage of worldly object which are really not to be longed for. My mind being free of all sorts of bondage will roam freely like the air and sky.
                                - Lalita Vistar (Buddhist scriptures)
Thou knowest ny downsitting and my uprising. Thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord thou knowest it altogether. Thou has behest me behind and before and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or wither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up to heaven, thou art there. If I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the utter - most parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.                                 - Pslam cxxxix 2-10
Blessed are the poor in spirit; for their's is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.                                - Matthew v, 3-10
There is no God but He, the creator of all things; therefore serve Him; for He taketh care of all things. The sight comprehendeth Him not, but He comprehendeth the sight; He is the incomprehensible, the wise.                                 - Al Koran (Chapter vi)
Learn purity! Be worthy of good praise! May the mind think good thoughts, the words speak good, the works do good! May all wicked thoughts hasten away, all wicked words be diminished, all wicked works be burnt up.                                - Khorda (Avesta - Persian scriptures)
When you have faults do not fear to abandon them.                     - Confucius
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