Arti of Shri Guru : Jyot se jyot jagao

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The role that a Guru plays in the life of a disciple is unique because he cannot make spiritual progress without a Guru. A disciple progresses spiritually due to the love of the Guru towards devotees, His compassionate look, various modes of His showered grace and His teaching in different ways. Given further is the arti ‘Jyot se jyot jagao’ meaning light one lamp with another, glorifying the greatness of a Guru, composed by Swami Muktanand.

Besides as it is sung by Sanatan seekers having spiritual emotion (intense faith in the existence of God) and as there is no background music it is even more charged with spiritual emotion. This also explains pronunciation of words, rhythm of words, emphasis to be laid on which syllables etc. Listening to it and singing it similarly will help in evoking spiritual emotion in you as well.

An earnest prayer unto the Holy feet of Shriguru ‘May spiritual emotion be evoked in seekers and disciples on singing it after understanding the meaning’.

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Arti of Shri Sadguru

ज्योत से ज्योत जगाओ ।

सद्‍गुरु ज्योत से ज्योत जगाओ ।

मेरा अंतर्-तिमिर मिटाओ ।

सद्‍गुरु ज्योत से ज्योत जगाओ ।। धृ० ।।

हे योगेश्वर, हे ज्ञानेश्वर, हे सर्वेश्वर, हे परमेश्वर ।

निज कृपा बरसाओ ।

सद्‍गुरु ज्योत से ज्योत जगाओ ।। १ ।।

हम बालक तेरे द्वार पे आये ।

मंगल दरस दिखाओ ।

सद्‍गुरु ज्योत से ज्योत जगाओ ।। २ ।।

शीश झुकाय करें तेरी आरती ।

प्रेम सुधा बरसाओ ।

सद्‍गुरु ज्योत से ज्योत जगाओ ।। ३ ।।

अंतर् में युग-युग से सोई ।

चित् शक्ति को जगाओ ।

सद्‍गुरु ज्योत से ज्योत जगाओ ।। ४ ।।

साची ज्योत जगे हृदय में ।

सोऽहं नाद जगाओ ।

सद्‍गुरु ज्योत से ज्योत जगाओ ।। ५ ।।

जीवन मुक्तानंद अविनाशी ।

चरणन शरण लगाओ ।

सद्‍गुरु ज्योत से ज्योत जगाओ ।। ६ ।।

– स्वामी मुक्तानंद


Analysis, meaning and implied meaning of the arti

O Sadguru spread the light of one lamp to the other

(O Sadguru enlighten me from within with your flame of knowledge.)

Wipe out all impressions from my subconscious

(May that knowledge wipe out the darkness in my subconscious, ignorance about the soul and rid me of body consciousness.)

O Supreme Master of Yoga (science of uniting the soul with the Supreme Soul), Knowledge, Omniscence, O Supreme God (Parameshwar) shower me with Your grace perpetually.

(Shower me with Your grace) – 1

I have come to You as a child

(From the spiritual perspective I am ignorant like a child and have come to you with the hope of receiving Your grace which will ferry me across this vast ocean of life.)

Bless me with Your auspicious vision

(Bless me with a vision of Your true Soul Principle) – 2

I bow my head as I perform arti

(I beckon You with total surrender.)

Shower me with nectar of Your love

(Satisfy me by showering me with Your nectar of unconditional spiritual love) – 3

Awaken my consciousness which is lying dormant for ages

(Awaken the Divine Consciousness (Chaitanya) lying within me since ages, obscured by a covering of ignorance) – 4

Light the flame in my heart, activate the Divine sound of Om within me

(By awakening the true flame of self-realisation within me with your grace may the chant of Om occur spontaneously within me) – 5

Muktanand’s life is indestructible, let me merge into Your Holy feet

(Swami Muktanand says I surrender this immortal life which has been enlightened by Your grace, at Your Holy feet.)-6

Reference : Holy booklet on artis compiled by Sanatan

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