Wednesday, May 17, 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – TWENTY

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – TWENTY

 

 

Worldliness and Spirituality are in two different directions. Both are opposite ways of creation. The moment a person takes life he gets involved in worldliness. It is rare that a person is born without worldliness. Such persons are indeed Godly. Worldly persons desire sense pleasures. Happiness has no definition. Wherever the mind is engrossed in, it is believed to be happiness. Happiness is a state of mind. Happiness is borderless. There is no end to happiness. The birth-death-birth cycle as expressed in the saying "punarabi jananam punarabi maranam" is the cause of this endless happiness. But the spiritual path is totally different. I am always immersed in spirituality. Those who want to realize Me must reach Me only through this path of spirituality. They alone can get My vision. In spirituality there is no pleasure. There is only Bliss. This is also called the Bliss experienced by the soul. If the state of this Bliss is also transcended then one reaches the final state of Eternal Bliss. It is in this final state one realizes the ultimate truth called Brahman. Those who have progressed through various stages of spirituality reaching this final state merge in Me.

 

 

Have faith in My Sayings

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA - 18/05/2017

GURUVAAR   PRARTHNA - 18/05/2017


 

 

Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, our forefathers enjoyed an age of divinity and purity. Those days all had peace of mind and realized divine waves everywhere. Now our life is in turmoil and living in a world of troubles and problems due to focusing of our major attention towards materialistic agenda and have little or no time to think of spiritualistic agenda. We lost our control on our children and even sometime thinking why do we need this kind of family and children. Before reaching a conclusion on our vexed mind and uselessness of life, Baba, please take control on our life in your Hands and save us. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

 

 

The sadhus, the virtuous, the great ones are always pure and without sins. They are clean and clear like an unclouded sky. They are pure and without blemish.

 

 

By worshipping Maharaj Sai, we attain both objects, worldly and spiritual, and are fixed in our true nature, getting peace and happiness within.

 

 

Those who want to attain their welfare should listen to the stories respectfully, enjoy the bliss of the Self and obtain the objects of their lives.

 

 

By listening (to the stories) one's own peace will be attained, the deluding fears of the world will be removed, and supreme bliss will be a certainty. Listeners will attain 'Sadgati' truly.

 

 

Sai Samartha knows the innermost desires of people. He is fully aware of the purport of the devotees. He will complete the work which he has taken upon himself and will be freed from his vow.

 

 

Sai Samartha inspires my intelligence. He alone makes me speak the meaning of his words. I shall narrate them to the best of my ability, which will help in achieving worldly and spiritual welfare.

 

 

People are not blind nor do they suffer from nightblindness. Despite having normal sight they fail to perceive that their own good is not achieved by the strength of their body and mind alone.

 

 

Even the body is such that one cannot be certain of life for a moment. Therefore, I earnestly request you to taste this flavour for a moment.

 

 

Humour is appreciated universally, but Baba's way was uncommon. Through humour, he would impress on us the most profound teachings which were beneficial to all.

 

 

People do not intently pursue jesting; but Baba's humour was taken fondly. They waited eagerly even to be the butt of those jokes.

 

 

Generally, no one likes jesting at their cost. But Baba's jests were much appreciated, especially when his words were accompanied by gestures. They easily achieved the desired purpose.

 

 

Acting effortlessly and with ease, with a smiling face and playful eyes, these added to the entertainment of the jests. Their sweetness is indescribable.

 

 

 

 

 

I bow down to Sree Ganesh

I bow down to Sree Saraswati

I bow down to the Guru

I bow down to the Family Deity

I bow down to Sree Sita-Ramachandra

I bow down to Sree Sadguru Sainath.

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Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanteeh

 

-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter  24, Ovi  03 - 14)

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – NINETEEN

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – NINETEEN

 

 

Do not argue with regard to following the disciplines prescribed in scriptures. These disciplines are laid out only for the good of humanity. By adopting good ways of disciplinary life, bad effects of actions are removed. Do not forget that Vedas and Shastras (The Holy Hindu scriptures) repeatedly impress on the good aspects of such disciplines. While following such disciplines, though you may observe the three aspects of the doer, the action and the result, remember that all three are My identity only. If you realize that the creator, preserver and the eliminator are all but Me, only then you will not have the desire for the result of your actions. Even the result of your action is only Me. Therefore whoever remembers Me and carries out their duties by offering them to Me, for such persons My grace and protection will always be available. Therefore if anybody keeps meditating on Me always, their bad deeds reach My feet, leaving them free from the effects. Develop the attitude that you are My personification. I and you are not different. You are but My reflection. If you firmly believe that whatever you see is Me residing in that form, then I am truly yours!

 

 

Have faith in My Sayings

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA - 11/05/2017

GURUVAAR   PRARTHNA - 11/05/2017

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Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, as we celebrated yesterday Buddha Poornima, we prayed  for Your blessings of Peace Peace and Peace. With Peace, our life will be meaningful and purposeful; with Peace our spiritual efforts will yield eternal bliss, with Peace our Atma will achieve its Ultimate objective. Baba, bless us and keep us always in Peace. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

 

The night passed and it was morning. I finished my morning ablutions. Baba returned from the Lendi. People started gathering in the Masjid.

 

 

As was customary, in the early morning I came into the Masjid at the usual time. Muktaram and others, too, came and took their seats.

 

 

Some were crushing the tobacco in their palms; some were filling Baba's chillum; some were pressing his hands and feet. Thus all were busy serving him.

 

 

Baba, who was aware of everyone's innermost thoughts, softly asked: "What was the discussion that took place, last night, in the wada? "

 

 

Then I told Baba everything that had transpired; and asked whether a snake should be killed or not, under such circumstances.

 

 

But Baba maintained just one thing – that God is present even in serpents and scorpions, and in all beings. Therefore, we should love all.

 

 

God holds the reins of the world. All are under His command. Whether it be a snake or a scorpion, it cannot act against His Will.

 

 

Therefore, we should be kind to all living things and love them. Give up violence and have patience. God protects every one.

 

 

How many such stories of Sai Baba could be narrated? Therefore, the listeners should certainly gather the essence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I bow down to Sree Ganesh

I bow down to Sree Saraswati

I bow down to the Guru

I bow down to the Family Deity

I bow down to Sree Sita-Ramachandra

I bow down to Sree Sadguru Sainath.

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Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanteeh

 

-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter  22, Ovi  226 - 234)

 

 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – EIGHTEEN

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – EIGHTEEN

 

 

Everybody longs to get the vision of God. What does He look like? What is His Divine Form? These are questions that everyone long to understand. Let us set that aside. If you understand where He dwells then you can realize the attributes of His existence. In fact temples are utilized to worship only the Form aspect of the Almighty. In reality God dwells within the temple of our hearts. If the heart is pure and unalloyed then our mind will progress towards the true human values. Such is the effect of the presence of God in one's heart. Through those human values, the highest qualities of mercy, dharmic oriented life, following the path of truthful existence, empathy and sympathy with all living beings, true love towards others and such other noble qualities will automatically sprout and blossom. These are the qualities that are to be revered as the true form of God. How could God have only one Form? Whatever is the noble quality one possesses that in itself is the true Form of God. In reality whoever has these great and idealistic qualities are Divinity themselves.

 

 

Have faith in My Sayings

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA - 04/05/2017

GURUVAAR   PRARTHNA - 04/05/2017

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Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, You are the power source behind our existence, You are the healer in the midst of our diseases, You are the provider in the midst of our innumerable needs. You are the GPS to our destiny in the midst of our confusion. You are an ever present help in times of trouble. You are the supplier of peace when we are battling with worries. You are the anchor of our hope when everything is appearing hopeless. You are the key to our breakthrough in the midst of delays and failure. You are everything for us, on this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

 

 Just as Kakasaheb Dixit read the Nath Bhagvat in the day, every night he read the Bhavarth Ramayan (by Eknath).

 

 

It was so regular that sometimes even the offering of flowers to God could be missed, or he could miss other customary duties or neglect his bath; but the time which he himself had alloted for reading them was always adhered.

 

 

 Both these books, written by Eknath, contained the essence of divine knowledge. Dixit thought them to be Sai Samaratha's blessing to him.

 

 

In these two unique books, which were also very appealing, the knowledge of self, non-attachment and practice of ethics – these three qualities – continued to form the three-fold wick of flame, which shone with divine light.

 

 

He who has sipped from the cup, containing the nectar of the preachings of these books, is fortunate. He overcomes the three-fold difficulties of the material world at the same time, and reaches the ultimate (moksha).

 

 

By Sai's Grace, Dixit needed a listener and I got the opportunity to listen to the Bhagvat and was thus obliged.

 

 

I began to attend the sessions, day and night, due to good fortune, which purified my ears.

 

 

 

 

I bow down to Sree Ganesh

I bow down to Sree Saraswati

I bow down to the Guru

I bow down to the Family Deity

I bow down to Sree Sita-Ramachandra

I bow down to Sree Sadguru Sainath.

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Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanteeh

 

 

 

-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter  22, Ovi  183 - 189)

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – SEVENTEEN

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – SEVENTEEN

 

 

If there is any rationale beyond questioning it is Mine. Through rationale you can not fathom Me. My actions will be apparently contradictory, secretive and beyond comprehension. In whichever way a person worships Me, I can correspond to him. Where there is faith I will be there with that faith. My very embodiment is faith. My miracles are unique experiences themselves. For some the experience will be externally perceptible and for others the same may be latent. You will not be able to understand the inner meaning of such experiences. I am a witness to your many past, present and future lives. Based on individual karma I bestow the appropriate result. If you understand that whatever the result bestowed on you is My will then you have understood Me. Therefore if you worry about unfulfilled desires and non availability of your wants there is no use of the same. In order that you get salvation and to make you realize My presence, I perform My miracles. If you dwell on My miracles and intensely immerse your thoughts on them, you will then understand who I am.

 

 

Have faith in My Sayings

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA - 27/04/2017

GURUVAAR   PRARTHNA - 27/04/2017

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Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, days are passing, weeks are passing, months are passing, even years are passing, yet we didn't get any answer to our prayers from You. Still we are upholding Your doctrine of shraddha and sabhuri. Still our mind and thinking towards Your ability to protect us, help us, save us and bless us. Our only appeal is to keep our confidence level elevated at all times without minding any results on our prayers. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

 

 

He had a long experience of Baba. He knew Baba's nature and his manner of speaking. Therefore, he understood this fully.

 

 

If there was any danger to a devotee, Baba would say that it affected him. Amir was aware of this kind of speech. Therefore, he had come to this conclusion.

 

 

Just then, he saw something moving near his own pillow. " Abdul, bring the lamp, the lamp here ", Amir shouted.

 

 

When the lamp was brought outside, a large serpent was seen coiled there. He was dazzled by the light and he began to move his hood up and down.

 

 

It was killed immediately. He felt very grateful to Baba, and thought how extraordinary this method was of making us aware.

 

 

That mention of the ghost and calling for the lamp was only a kind of trick to caution the devotees of the danger and to save them from the calamity.

 

 

There are a number of such stories about serpents in Baba's biography which could be described. But then the book would become very voluminous. Therefore, I have to curtail them.

 

 

" Snakes and serpents are Narayan, but they should be worshipped from a distance ", says Saint Tukaram.

 

 

He calls them wicked and deserving of a beating with a shoe. However, the opinion is not unanimous and one is left in doubt as to the mode of one's treatment of them.

 

 

One acts according to one's nature and in keeping with God's will. This is the essence of it all.

 

 

There is only one answer to this question. All beings are equal and non-violence is always the best. Baba, too, had the same explanation.

 

 

Whether it be a scorpion or a snake, God is within them too. If He does not wish to harm, no harm will be done by them.

 

 

The whole universe is under the command of God. Nothing here is independent. This is Baba's knowledge through experience. But we cannot accept that because of our ego.

 

 

Once a scorpion fell into a pond. As he was drowning and heading to the bottom, a man happily clapped and said: "Oh, you likewise harm us! "

 

 

Another, hearing the clapping, came running to the bank of the pond and saw the scorpion bobbing up and down, while drowning. He was moved and took pity on him.

 

 

He went near it and picked up the scorpion between his fingers. But the scorpion, according to its nature, jumped up and stung his fingers.

 

 

In such a case, our knowledge is limited. We are entirely slaves of destiny (God) who bestows us with intelligence. Everything that takes place in our lives is according to His wish.

 

 

Different people have varied experiences. I will also tell my own experience. Sai's words are the authority for my faith and my faith is my glory.

 

 

 

 

I bow down to Sree Ganesh

I bow down to Sree Saraswati

I bow down to the Guru

I bow down to the Family Deity

I bow down to Sree Sita-Ramachandra

I bow down to Sree Sadguru Sainath.

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Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanteeh

 

 

 

-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter  22, Ovi  165 - 182)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – SIXTEEN

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – SIXTEEN

 

 

If a hungry person stands at the gate of your house seeking alms, remember that he has come to honor you with an opportunity to serve you. Do not think that such opportunities will keep repeating. Do not feel disgusted that a beggar is approaching you for money or for food. Even if you externally perceive the same as beggary, you do not realize that he is taking over your sanchita karma. Those who are hungry do not have any form for their hunger. He only has suffering. I am that form of hunger. In fact I am the root cause of the hunger itself. I do not accept anything with the intention of getting any favor in return. All My actions are centered towards rendering service to humanity. When I provide you an opportunity such as the above, at your doorstep to wash away your sins do not dwell on the greed of wealth, property and such worldly matters. This will ensure that My help is not denied to you. If you give a morsel of food, your wealth will not be diminished. Similarly, love and sympathy shown towards other forms of life will also reach Me. I am bound by such pure Love. This is the simplest path to reach Me. Believe Me.

 

 

 

 

Have faith in My Sayings

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA - 20/04/2017

GURUVAAR   PRARTHNA - 20/04/2017

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Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba,no matter how painful and depressing it may be, help us to stop existing and start living, no matter how much we are regretting for the bad choices we made, help us to stop existing and start living, no matter how much we were violated and abused, help us to stop existing and start living, no matter how much we were betrayed and bruised by people we loved and trusted, help us to stop existing and start living, no matter how much we were limping and crawling in our struggles, help us to stop existing and start living and no matter how lonely and sad we may be, help us to stop existing and start living. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

 

 

'O, Baba! What have I done? How have I drawn this burden upon me? My own actions have brought these fruits. I have understood this fully.

 

 

I left the Chavadi in the hope of finding a better place. Therefore, you have taught me a lesson. So be it. Now take me out of this predicament and see that I reach Shirdi'.

 

 

Thus he got himself ready and Amir left in the night itself, leaving the corpse behind in the dharamshala.

 

 

" Baba, Baba ", he said, "Please pardon me. Have mercy. " He walked petitioning all the way till he reached the Chavadi. He then got relief.

 

 

In this way, Amir learnt a lesson and took an oath to behave himself. Later, Amir behaved well and gave up the wrong and crooked path.

 

 

So be it. His faith bore fruit and he was cured of his rheumatism. Now listen to what incident took place later on.

 

 

The Chavadi was divided into three parts. Baba's corner was in the south east. He slept in a place covered on all four sides by wooden planks.

 

 

Lamps burnt there the whole night. He slept always in the light, throughout the night. Fakirs and others used to sit outside, where it would be dark.

 

 

Amir was one of them. Around him there were other people, who also lay down there. There were so many, like these.

 

 

There, behind Baba's living quarters, was a store-room in which a devotee called Abdul, a very detached person, lived. He was always ready to serve Baba.

 

 

 

 

I bow down to Sree Ganesh

I bow down to Sree Saraswati

I bow down to the Guru

I bow down to the Family Deity

I bow down to Sree Sita-Ramachandra

I bow down to Sree Sadguru Sainath.

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Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanteeh

 

 

 

-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter  22, Ovi  149 - 158)