Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba,our goal is Sai, our centre is Sai, our ideal is Sai. We turn back to You and realizing everlasting bliss, resting on You we will be saved. As the lamp cannot burn without oil, so too, we cannot live without You. You are within us all the time, inspiring us and lifting us up. No one is against us when You are within us, from now we are confident enough to face all the odds in our life.On this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine words in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.
Because of my good deeds of the previous births that I could come in contact with all these good things. I will hold these in my heart and will feel lack of nothing till the end.
Thanks to the good fortune of the previous births, I have been able to attain his feet, get peace of mind and contentment in household matters.
Afterwards, however much I may prosper, that happiness will never be regained which I experienced and was blessed to receive in the company of the great Sree Sai.
Sai is the store of ultimate happiness! How could I describe his uniqueness? Whoever surrendered to him was permanently settled for good.
Those sanyasis who have performed penance, holding ‘danda’ and who use deer skins for clothing and for sitting; those who have visited Haridwar and been to Tirthas; those who have practised hard penance; those who have renounced the world and those who are non-attached came there.
He would talk, walk and laugh a lot; he would always recite “ Allah Malik ”; he did not like arguments and discussions and he always carried a ‘satka’.
Ascetic, non-attached by nature, of moderate passions, with malice towards none, his speech flowed with vedantic philosophy (well-versed in vedanta)! Till the end none could fathom, who Baba was.
The rich or the poor were treated equally by him. The son of a wealthy person or of a penniless beggar would be measured by the same yardstick.
He would know the good and bad deeds of anyone and the inner most desires. He would tell them their confidential secrets by some hint which would astound the devotees.
He was the epitome of knowledge and wisdom which he kept under cover. It was a burden for him to be honoured. Such were the characteristics of Sree Sai.
Though he had a mortal body, his deeds were singularly uncommon like that of God. He was definitely the deity of Shirdi. All the people believed this faithfully.
How many were the miracles of Baba! How much can I, an insignificant person describe! Baba had the renovation of numerous deities and temples undertaken.
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.
Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanteeh
-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter 7, Ovi 25 – 36)