The Power of Reading Sri Sai Satcharitra
“If you hear Baba’s leelas daily, you will always see him. Day and night you will remember him in your mind. When you absorb Baba in this way, your mind will lose its fickleness and if you continue in this manner it will finally merge in pure consciousness.” – Sri Sai Satcharitra
Shri Sai Satcharitra is the first and foremost book based on the life-story of Shri Sai Baba, which was originally composed in Marathi by LateGovind Rao Raghunath Dabolkar (Hemadopanth), in verse form. Shri Sai Satcharitra is a discourse on Baba’s preaching and His experiences with his devotees. The Hindi version is in simple text language which can be easily understood by the common man.
Baba himself, gave Shri Govind Rao Raghunath Dabolkar (Hemadopanth), inner motivation to write these preachings. Baba had clearly told him:
“I Myself write my own life. Hearing My stories and teachings will create faith in devotees’ hearts and they will easily get self-realisation and inner bliss….”
(Shri Sai Satcharitra, Chapter 2)
Sai Satcharitra has been proved on many occasions as a wish fulfilling tree for Sai devotees across the globe. Devotees do parayan, read a few chapters daily, and in some form or the other Sai devotees are holding on to Sai Satcharitra and witnessing its powers all over the globe.
“The Power of Reading Sri Sai Satcharitha”
The divine truth imparted by this book is even greater than the knowledge contained by the Vedas and Geeta alone.
The reason being that the characters and events in this text are real as there are many detailed descriptions and stories of devotees and witnesses of his miracles. –
“The swami realized that Baba had read his heart and spoken it aloud. He saw that Baba was intelligent, noble and pure. He watched Baba embracing one person, touching another with his hand, comforting others, staring kindly at some, laughing at others, giving udi (holy ash) to some and making everyone happy. Why should he be dealt with so harshly? He realized that Baba’s conduct reflected his inner thoughts exactly and he needed to take a lesson from it and improve. Sai Sai Satcharitra Ch 49
The spiritual essence contained in all the religious scriptures like Vedas and Geeta, is found alone in the life-story of Baba in ‘Shri Sai Satcharitra’.
The concepts of God and spirituality are explained in a simple complete way in ‘Shri Sai Satcharitra’ that no additional book, or verses etc. is required to understand it. While reading it, the devotees, often feel as if they are closely associated with the events in the life of Baba
The first and foremost duty of a Shri Sai devotee is to read ‘Shri Sai Satcharitra’ and absorb it by heart.
The more they read this book, the more it will bring them closer to Baba and all their doubts and apprehensions will be cleared.
Many people have got their desired benefits after reading ‘Shri Sai Satcharitra’ for a week in a parayana/Sapthaha form.
Other powers and benefits of reading ‘Shri Sai Satcharitra’, include, Treatment of ailment, health issue, progeny or related problems.
One also benefits in financial, material, emotional, family and relationship related issues by reading ‘Shri Sai Satcharitra’
One also attains salvation, success in path of self –realization and spiritual upliftment, by the grace of Guru.
“The guru has to root out offshoots of ignorance and give updesh (instruction). To the disciple, held spellbound for endless births by the idea of being an individual, lowly and poor, the guru imparts the teaching over 100’s of births, ‘You are God, you are mighty and magnificent.’ Then, he realizes bit by bit that he is really God. To remove this delusion, this error, this root ignorance-How did it arise? Where is it? To show him this is called guru updesh.” Shirdi Baba, Satcharitra Ch 39
Regular reading of ‘Shri Sai Satcharitra’ will help one overcome pride, egoism and help control over worldly objects and sensations.
“Doubts and difficulties surround us just to move us and strengthen our faith. We are tested as it were. If we only hold on steadily to Baba with full faith and continue our endeavours, our efforts will ultimately be crowned with success.” Sri Sai Satcharitra, Ch 29
‘Shri Sai Satcharitra’ is most essential for the betterment of one’s life, health, peace, happiness and finding inner bliss.
“Let us love and serve each other and be happy.” -Shri Sai Baba
Shri Sai Baba had asked his devotees for only for two things, Shraddha and Saburi and to hold on to Sai Satcharitra. Baba has blessed his devotees with Sai Satcharitra which is equivalent to Shirdi Sai Baba Himself -blessing them, answering their prayer, giving them relief and giving them support.
If one deeply thinks on these two pillars of Shri Sai Baba, one shall understand that He works on our devotion and prayer but we have to keep faith and patience.
“The Lord will protect him who has faith and patience.” Shirdi Sai Baba, Shri Sai Satcharitra Ch 26
Therefore, ‘Shri Sai Satcharitra’ should be utilized by all Shri Sai devotees in whichever language one chooses to read. Always neatly wrap ‘Shri Sai Satcharitra’ in a piece of new cloth, and place it near Baba’s photograph or idol with due respect.
By being humble, pure, simple, and innocent one gets nearer to Shri Sai. He in the form of love and resides in everybody’s heart and one should be conscious of this at all times. Believe that Shri Sai will always be with his devotees, He understands them, and feels their pain because Sri Sai is our Guru (Sad Guru) Avatar.
Always Remember our guru is always in our heart, he is the one who always be with us even in times of happiness or in times of Sorrow’s, his holy feet is only the way that shows the route to success. Never ever leave that divine holy feet.
If you want to experience his blessings, then it is advised that you should read the Shri Sai Satcharitra daily at least for an hour, and use the teachings in your life to make it far better than before.
You will definitely experience him holding your hands and walking next to you.
With Sri Sai’s Blessings
Sri Sai Pranam, Sri Sainathaya Arpanamasthu