The Morning Prayer
Every day, after getting up, one must recite with
devotion the Navkarmantra 108 times. If not 108, then at least, twelve
Navkars should be recited. The day's activities should be begun with the
hymn of prayer given below along with a glorification of the Lord
remembering his benefactions and expressing a desire for the welfare of
all creatures in the universe.
gada prayer from page 40 in tif file
May the whole world attain spiritual prosperity; May
all the beings be engaged in the attempt to achieve welfare for all; May
all derogations get destroyed; May all Jivas (Creatures) attain bliss.
The evening prayer
Every night before going to sleep, one must recite with
devotion the Namaskar Mantra and seek the sacred refuge of Arihant, Siddh,
Sadhu and the religion (Dharma). One must express devotion for and faith
in Jina, Preceptor and Religion; and must seek the forgiveness from all
creatures. It is only after doing all this, that one must go to sleep. In
that case, the night passes peacefully. If the mind is peaceful, even the
dreams would be sweet and good. Hence, one must remember the following
verses of prayer.
Chattari Mangalam: The four are of auspicious form
Arihanta Mangalam: Arihant (the destroyer of the inner
enemies) is auspicious
Siddha Mangalam: The Siddhas are of auspicious
Sahu Mangalam: The Sadhus are of auspicious
Kevali Pannatto Dhammo Mangalam: The religion expounded
by perfect soul is auspicious.
Chattari Loguttama:In the world, four are the highest.
Arihanta Loguttama:The Arihant is the highest in the
Siddha Loguttama: The Siddha is the highest in the
Sahu Loauttama: The Sadhus are the highest in the world
Kevali Pannatto Dammo Loguttama: The religion expounded
by Kevalis is the highest in the world
Chattari Saranam Pavajjami: I seek the holy refuge of
Arihante Saranam Pavajjami: I seek the holy refuge of
Siddhe Saranam Pavajjami: I seek the holy refuge of
Sahu Sarsnam Pavajjami: I seek the holy refuge of
Kevali Pannattam Dhammam Pavajjami: I seek the holy
refuge of Dharm expounded by Kevalis.
Khamemi Savajive: I forgive all creatures.
Sarve Jiva Khamantu me: May all living beings forgive
Mitti Me Savva Bhuyesu: I have friendship with all
Veram Majjham na Kenai: I do not have animosity against
Arihanto Mahdevo Javajjivam: Throughout my life Arihant
is my god.
Susahuno Guruno: The Noble Sadhus are my perceptors.
Jino Pannattam Tattam: I have faith in the Tattva
(Doctrine) expounded by the Jina.
Iya Sammattam Maye Gahiam: I have accepted this
Samyaktva or this Doctrine.