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The Second COVENANT of the BRAHMO SAMAJ

Om.

To-day being the _____ day of the ______ month in the year of _____ Saka, I herewith embrace the Brahmaic faith,

lst Vow. I will worship, through love of Him and the performance of the works He loveth, the One boundless Author and Preserver who hath no second.

2nd Vow. I will worship no created object as Him.

3rd Vow. Except the day of sickness or of tribulation, every day, the mind being undisturbed, I will engage it with love and veneration of God.

4th Vow. I will exert to perform righteous deeds.

5th Vow. I will be careful to abstain myself from vicious deeds.

6th Vow. If, through the influence of passion, I commit any vice, then, wishing redemption from it, I will make myself cautious not to do it again.

7th Vow. Every year, and on the occasion of every happy domestic event of mine, I will bestow gifts upon the limit as set by the Samaj.

Grant me, 0 God ! power to observe the duties of this great faith.

Om.

Brahmaic Mantras for Daily Adoration specified in the Brahmo Dharma of Adi Brahmo Samaj

I. Om ! Repeated homage to Him the Being Divine, who is in fire, who is in water, who is in plants and trees, and who pervades all Existence.

II. Om ! God is True, Wise and Infinite. He is the Blissful, the Immortal, the Manifest, all-good, all-peace, and without a second.

III. God is Omnipresent, Pure, Bodiless, exempt from all disease, nerveless, immaculate, impervious to unholiness, all-seeing, composed , above all, and selfexistent. He it is that ever dispenseth their respective requisites to His creatures. By Him had been created life, wind, all the senses, sky, air. light, water and the all-containing earth. It is by His power the sun shineth ; it is by his force the clouds, wind and death move.

IV. Om ! Homage to Thee, who art the Being true and the cause of the world ! Homage to Thee, the All-intelligent, and the support of all worlds ! Homage to Thee, who is without a second and the Bestower of salvation ! Homage to the Supreme, the All-pervading, and the Ever-lasting! - Thou only art the Protector. — Thou only art the Adorable. — Thou only art the Supporter of the world and the Manifest. — Thou only art the Creator, the Preserver, and the Destroyer of the universe. — Thou only art the Excellent, the Humoring, of purpose immutable. - Thou art He whom fearful objects fear, whom dreadful objects dread, the Being of beings and the Purifier of purifiers. - Thou alone art the Governor of all exalted dignities in the earth, the most Excellent of excellent objects and the Preserver of preservers. We contemplate Thee; we adore Thee; we salute Thee, who witnessest the world. We take refuge with thee, who art the True, the One, the Dwelling place of all, the Undepending, the Governor and the Ship of the Ocean of the World.

V. Lead me forth, 0 God! from unrighteousness into righteousness ; lead me forth from darkness into light; lead me forth from death into Immortality, 0 Thou All-manifest ! manifest thyself to me. 0 God! protect me ever with thy right face.

VI. O God ! removing all my transgressions, committed through infatuation, and saving me from temptation, make me day by day regardful to obey thy laws and zealous to contemplate, with love and veneration thy endless glory, and thy all-good, all-pure and all-blissful nature, that I may be enabled to attain felicity, perfect and ever-lasting.

YII. God is the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer, present in earth, sky and heaven ! We contemplate the adorable power and glory of the Being Divine, who brought forth the world and sendeth us thoughts.

VIII. Om! He the One and Formless, knowing the necessities of his creatures, dispenses, through power manifold objects of desire to them. He it is that pervadeth the world from the begining to end. Let Him engage us in salutary thoughts.

Om.

Beliefs of the Brahmo Samaj (by Raj Narain Bose - as President of the Adi Brahmo Samaj)

I.— The Book of Nature and Intuition form the basis of the Brahmo faith.

II.— Although Brahmos do not consider any book, written by man as the basis of our religion, yet we accept, with respect and pleasure, any truth contained in any book.

III.— Brahmos believe that the religious condition of man, is progressive like the other parts of his condition in this world.

IV.— Brahmos believe that the fundamental doctrines of Brahmoism are at the basis of every religion, followed by man.

V.— Brahmos believe in the existence of One Supreme God— "a God, endowed with a distinct personality & moral attributes equal to His nature, and intelligence befitting the Governor of the Universe," and worship Him—Him alone. We do not believe in His incarnations.

VI.— Brahmos believe in the immortality and progressive state of the Soul and declare that there is a "state of conscious existence succeeding life in this world, and suplementary to it, as respects the action of the universal moral government."

VII.— Brahmos believe that love of Him, and performing the works He loveth, constitute His worship.

VIII.— Brahmos believe that worhip of Him needs no fixed place or time. "We can adore Him at any time and at any place, provided that time and that place are calculated to compose and direct the mind towards Him."

IX.— Brahmos do not perform any rites or ceremonies, or believe in penances, as instrumental in obtaining the grace of God. We declare that moral righteousness, the gaining of wisdom, Divine contemplation, charity and the cultivation of devotional feelings, are our rites and ceremonies. We further say, govern and regulate your feelings, discharge your duties to God and to man, and you will gain everlasting blessedness,purify jour heart, cultivate devotional feelings, and you will see Him who is Unseen.

X.— Theoretically, there is no distinction of caste among Brahmos. We declare that we are all the part of God, and, therefore, must consider ourselves as one.

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