Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, help us to take off various masks we use on our day to day life. When we look around, the whole world of masked men and women. Baba, we can’t judge who is true, whole majority of people who have decided to hide behind a mask because of the issues they are battling with. Baba, it is time to make self examination in front of You, if any one of us wearing a mask, please help to remove the masks, it is right time to take it off with Your help. We want to stop pretending everything is fine when we know it is not, Today is very auspicious day, not only Guruvaar, but also the day we determined to take off all our masks and to show our real face to our brothers and sisters, friends and relatives, persons known and unknown to us. Baba. On this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine guidance in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.
In the chariot of one’s own body, make your intellect the charioteer and be the master yourself. Then you can sit at ease.
On these roads full of obstacles, in the form of pleasures of the senses, make the charioteer control the ten prancing horses of the sense organs by means of the reins, in the form of the mind.
If the horses try to run helter-skelter, the charioteer will hold the reins to control the horses. And once they are entrusted to him, you can rest at ease.
If the charioteer is skillful and expert, the horses will run properly. But if the mind in control of the reins is not independent, there is weakness.
Whenever the intellect accompanied by the sense of discretion, is in a position to guide the chariot, that person has full control over himself. One who can concentrate and whose mind is composed only can reach the supreme state of salvation and all others tire out on the way.
He will not be satisfied whose mind is restless. He has no entry in the realm of the supreme state of salvation and thus cannot avoid the cycle of birth and death.
Such is that supreme state but when can one find it? When all the doubts of the mind are cleared, it then appears before you on its own.
Here logic, deductions, popular talk or discussions are of no avail. Only by God’s grace you can attain it. All other sciences of learning are futile.
This is the marvel in this case – that innocent belief succeeds in knowing it, while logical skills are futile and the logical mind is confused.
Those who acquire the perfect wisdom are of a different type, whose thinking and intelligence are of a different kind. Please understand that such a person who has the real knowledge is very different and he is the best person to impart knowledge.
How the precious body is wasted! Wealth and pleasures are like the afternoon shadows, short-lived. Understand that this is a powerful illusion created by God and surrender at the feet of the Saints.
Saints are like the vessel on the oceans of the world. You be one of the passengers. Who else is capable of taking you across to the yonder shore?
Self-control and detachment, if combined together, will take him across the worldly ocean without difficulty, even though he may be a dullard like a millstone.
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 17, Ovi 30 – 42)