Awakening the Lion Within Daily Invocation
Let every man and woman and child, without respect of caste or birth, weakness or strength, hear and learn that behind the strong and the weak, behind the high and the low, behind every one, there is that Infinite Soul, assuring the infinite possibility and the infinite capacity of all to become great and good. Let us proclaim to every soul: Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached. Arise, awake! Awake from this hypnotism of weakness. None is really weak; the soul is infinite, omnipotent and omniscient. Stand up, assert yourself, proclaim the God within you, do not deny Him! De-hypnotise yourselves. The way to do that is found in your own sacred books.
Teach yourselves, teach every one his real nature, call upon the sleeping soul and see how it awakens. Power will come, glory will come, goodness will come, purity will come and everything that is excellent will come when this sleeping soul is roused to self-conscious activity.
Om. May the Divine protect us both, the teacher and the student. May He nourish us both. May we work together with great energy. May our study be vigorous and fruitful. May we not hate each other. Om Peace, Peace, Peace
Prayer for Truth, Knowledge and Immortality
Om. From the unreal lead me to the Real. From darkness lead me to Light.
From death lead me to Immortality.
Om. Peace, Peace, Peace
Prayer for Strength, Courage,
Om. O Lord, Thou art the embodiment of infinite energy; do Thou fill me with energy.
Thou art the embodiment of infinite Virility; do Thou endow me with Virility.
Thou art the embodiment of infinite strength; do Thou bestow strength upon me.
Thou art the embodiment of infinite power; do Thou grant me power unto me.
Thou art the embodiment of infinite courage; inspire me with courage.
Thou art the embodiment of infinite fortitude; do Thou fill me with fortitude.
Om. Peace, Peace, Peace
Prayer for the welfare of all
May all overcome impediments. May all see the auspicious.
May all attain wisdom. May all exult everywhere.
May all be happy. May all be free from disease.
May all realize what is good. May none be subject to misery.
May the wicked become virtuous; may the virtuous attain tranquillity;
May the tranquil be free from bonds; may the freed make others free.
Prayer for accumulation and co-ordination of willpower, bringing them all into one focus.
Come together; speak in harmony. May your minds see alike, even as the gods of yore, in agreement, took their offerings.
Uniform be your deliberations and uniform be the result you achieve; uniform your mind and uniform your thought.
A common prayer do I utter forth for you and a common oblation do I offer for you.
Same be your intention, same be your hearts; same may your minds be so that there might be complete unison amongst you. – Rig-Veda X. 191.2-4.