Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy day of Guruvaar. Baba, You are the remover of all calamities. You are the granter of all prosperity. You are the one source of every action and every movement. You are the sustainer of all, the giver of all good and the bestower of all blessings. You are the eternal amongst fleeting things. You are the One in the midst of many. You are absolute consciousness. We always pray and remember You all the time. On this holy day, we absorb Your advice narrated by You in Satsarita.
Baba is the lotus in the lake of Shirdi. The devotees enjoy the fragrance; but the unfortunate ones are those who wallow in the mud all the time, and partake only of that mire.
He did not tell anyone to perform 'asanas', or to practice 'pran', 'apan' (yogic practises), or to control the sense organs, nor gave them 'mantras', or asked them to perform rituals or gave them amulets or asked them to chant or sing bhajans. Such false or fake advice he did not give.
Generally, he looked as if he was an ordinary person, but within, he was different. He was extremely competent in practical life and was without peer.
For the sake of the devotees he took form. His emotions and passions were also for them. Such is the popular behaviour of the Saints. All of you should realise this as the truth.
Sai Maharaj is the treasure of peace. He is the abode of pure and heavenly bliss. I prostrate myself to him, who is without ego and who is unsullied (undefiled).
That place is sacred and sanctifying where Maharaj has come to stay, on his own. Unless there is enough of accumulated good fortune, through the previous births, it is difficult to attain this treasure.
" Only from a pure seedling, juicy and sweet fruit can come ". (Purity bears juicy and sweet fruits) – (Tukaram). This famous couplet has been tested by the people of Shirdi.
He is neither a Hindu nor a Muslim. He does not belong to any caste or creed. But he completely destroys and annihilates the bonds of the world.
Just as the sky is limitless and immeasurable, so is Baba's life unfathomable. Who would properly understand it, except himself?
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.
-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter 10, Ovi 112 - 120)