Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, we took many sankalpas on the new year day, we had high energy level, lots of prayers, lots of promises, high creativity moods, wow, we amazed this year is going to be an extraordinary year of achievements and accomplishments. But now we realized that was just one day dream game and our life continues with same frustrations and fears, our both ends are not meeting together, our struggle is never ending story. Baba please show your Light of Mercy on our life and make our days peaceful and purposeful. On this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine guidance in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.
The body is perishable certainly. It is going to come to an end, at some point of time. Therefore, the devotees should not feel distressed but should concentrate on the eternal.
This manifold perceivable world is the manifestation of the unknown (or invisible). It has taken shape or form from the invisible and will return to the invisible.
The universe which has evolved from Brahman, with each part having the same divine essence as the whole, will also be assimilated with the invisible from where it has taken birth.
Therefore, no being dies. Then how can there be death for Baba? – SreeSai is always pure, enlightened, perfect and untouched by death.
Some may call him a devotee of God; some may call him a great Soul; but for us he is truly the very embodiment of the Lord.
The Ganga flows to meet the ocean, and on the way she cools those who are distressed by the oppressive heat; gives life to the trees on the banks, and quenches everyone’s thirst. Similar is the manifestation of the Saints. They appear and disappear. But their behaviour purifies the world.
Of an extremely forgiving temperament, soft spoken, gentle, tolerant, and also incomparably contented, outwardly though possessing a form, yet he is without a form, without qualities (of passion). He is without attachments and within him, he is liberated, though he lives an ordinary life.
Krishna who is himself God, says “A Saint is as it were, my soul, my living image and a Saint is my beloved and is myself. It is not befitting to call Saints as my images. Saints are undoubtedly my own Self. Therefore, for their sake, I shoulder the burdens of the devotees. One who completely surrenders to the Saints, I also bow down to his feet”. So said Sree Krishna to Uddhava while describing the greatness of the Saints.
One who is the most virtuous amongst the virtuous; the one without a form amongst the formless, the one who excels amongst those endowed with excellence, he is the king of virtuosity amongst the virtuous.
One who is completely satisfied by having fulfilled one’s mission (duties); one who is contented because his desires are fulfilled, one who is engrossed in the Self and is beyond pleasures and pain; one who is the glorious form of inner bliss, who can describe that greatness! It is truly indescribable! He is the incarnation of Brahman.
Or is it this indescribable power which has manifested itself on this earth – the incarnation of the Sat-Chit-Anand? He is the treasure of knowledge.
One who is absolute Brahman, in every respect; one who is detached from all mundane existence (samsar) – permanently non-attached, in a state of oneness with Brahman, and incarnation of bliss. “ Brahman is Bliss” , the Shrutis say. Listeners have heard this often. The learned read this in the scriptures. The devotees experience this in Shirdi.
This world (samsar) is utterly unique. It has both the righteous and the wicked elements. Those who do not have the knowledge of the Self need to be protected from such a world at every moment.
But this is not a problem for those who are Self-realised. They have a refuge in their Inner Self. They are always liberated, full of bliss, and engrossed in the Supreme Being.
Baba is the abiding abode of all. Why would he need a seat? That also a silver one? But it is only because of Baba’s devotees’ desires.
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 11, Ovi 21 – 41)