Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, teach us what to inhale and exhale. Baba please make us to inhale what will build and revitalize our life and to exhale what is destructive and harmful, to inhale God’s promises and to exhale our burdens, to inhale faith and to exhale fear, to inhale love and to exhale hatred, to inhale forgiveness and to exhale unforgiveness, to inhale success and to exhale failure, to inhale success and to exhale failure, to inhale peace and to exhale anxiety, to inhale today’s aroma and to exhale yesterday’s rotting smell. Baba, on this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine guidance in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.
Baba put the entire handful of lump sugar in my hands and said : “Your state of mind will be like this sugar, if you remember this story.
Just as this lump of sugar is sweet your cravings will be satisfied; you will truly prosper and your heart’s desire will be fulfilled.”
Then I paid my respects to Baba and said: “Your blessings are enough for me. Only grant me this favour. Take care of me”.
Baba said: “Listen to the story. Repeat it. Recite it always. Remember it and concentrate, so that the essence of happiness will appear.
If you keep in mind whatever you have heard, the mine of your welfare will be opened and your sins will be washed away.
When the wind is blowing strong, quantities of bubbles and foam can be seen on the crest of the rising waves in the ocean and they dash against the banks.
Waves, bubbles, foam and eddies are many forms of the same water. They are only visual illusions and they last till the wind calms down.
Should all this be called different kinds of water? Or should they be considered as having vanished? One should understand that this is all creation of illusion and their existence and non-existence is the same.
Similar are the happenings of this creation. A discriminating person does not wonder at it. He does not hanker after the perishable, being attached to the eternal.
Dhyana is more important than Gyan. But, for Dhyana the right knowledge is essential. So far as the concept of Brahman is not understood, perfect Dhyana is not achieved.
For the sake of real knowledge, Dhyana is basically essential. This process is known as Pratyag Atma Anushthan i.e. realisation of the Atman. But that is devoid of any particular action. Therefore, how can one concentrate upon it?
Pratyag Atma is itself God. God is Guru. There is not the slightest difference amongst the three. One who differentiates will be completely bereft.
When with deep and intent contemplation, the difference between the meditator and the object of meditation disappears, the mind becomes like a lamp which is steadily burning. Peace prevails and that is itself Samadhi.
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 19, Ovi 117 – 129)