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In this book, we analyze the psycho-social consequences faced by Indian American children after exposure to the school textbook discourse on Hinduism and ancient India. We demonstrate that there is an intimate connection—an almost exact correspondence—between James Mill’s colonial-racist discourse (Mill was the head of the British East India Company) and the current school textbook discourse. This racist discourse, camouflaged under the cover of political correctness, produces the same psychological impacts on Indian American children that racism typically causes: shame, inferiority, embarrassment, identity confusion, assimilation, and a phenomenon akin to racelessness, where children dissociate from the traditions and culture of their ancestors.

This book is the result of four years of rigorous research and academic peer-review, reflecting our ongoing commitment at Hindupedia to challenge the representation of Hindu Dharma within academia.

Shirdi Sai Aarthi

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated By P.R.Ramachander

This is an Aarthi addressed to Shirdi Sai Baba.

Aarti Shree Sai Guruvar Ki, 
Parmanand Sada Survar Ki., 1

This is song of prayer to the great teacher Sai,
The great God who was always immersed in divine joy.

Jaki kripa vipul sukhkari, 
Dukh, shok, sankat, bhaykari., 2

His mercy gives great pleasure,
And removes all types of sorrow.

Shirdi mein avtar rachaya,I
Chamatkar se tatva dikhaya., 3

He took birth in Shirdi
And due to his greatness,
He showed essence of all principles.

 bhakt charan par aaye, 
 veh sukh-shanti chirtan paye., 4

 The devotees came to his feet,
And they got happiness and peace.

Bhav dhare mann mein jaisa,I
pavat anubhav woh hi waisa., 5

Their experiences were very similar,
With the attitude that they had in mind.

Guru ki lagave tan ko,I
Samadhan lahbhat uss mannko., 6

The one who surrenders his body to the Guru,
Would get mental peace.

Sai naam sada jo gave, 
So phal jag mein shshvat pave., 7

He who sings the name of Sai,
Would get results which are permanent in this world.

Guruvarsar kari pooja-seva,
uss par kripa karat gurudeva., 8

On him who serves the great Guru,
He Would show mercy on him.

Ram, krishna, Hanuman roop mein 
De darshan jaanat jo mann mein., 9

To those who think of Rama, Krishna or Hanuman,
He spears to them in that form in their mind.

Vividh dharm ke sevak aate,
Darshan se eechit phal pate., 10

To those who are devotes of different temples,
He appears to them in that form and fulfills their desires.

Jai bolo Saibaba ki, 
Jai bolo Avdhotguru ki., 11

Tell victory to Sai Baba
Tell victory to Sai Baba.

Saidass Aarti ko gave, 
Ghar mein basi sukh, mangal pave., 12

If the devotee of Sai sings this prayer,
In his house he will have pleasure and joy.

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