GURUVAAR PRARTHNA

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GURUVAAR PRARTHNA

 

Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, we are pregnant with destiny, as you said, suicide is not the answer, giving up is not an option, succumbing to our struggle is not a solution and abusing drugs and alcohol is not a way out. We may have been imprisoned by our painful past, absused, bruised, rejected, abandoned, betrayed, falsely accused, ill treated, overlooked, neglected and labeled as a loser. Baba we may sometimes feel that our life is meaningless, worthless, loveless, useless, futureless, directionless, hopeless, powerless, visionless and progressiveless. We are firm in our faith and patience, it doesn’t matter how long we are waiting, but the day will come with opportunities, healing, love, business, employment, breakthrough and success. Until then we continue our prayers by reading your divine guidance in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

This discourse about the meaning of Brahman to the seeker of Brahman was incidental. He gave the complete essence of the knowledge of oneness of Jiva and Shiva16 to all his devotees.

What need could Maharaj have, with his immeasurable wisdom and profound learning, to indulge in humour and cut jokes?

Such a doubt may arise. But, if you think carefully, there is only one satisfactory explanation. Listen attentively.

When you are amongst young children, talking with them, enjoying their lisping prattle, does serious talk ever take place?

Is there no love for them? On the contrary, ordinary words will not be able to describe that love. But, light talk and humour are the skillful ways of teaching.

Does a child know what is the hidden ailment which is troubling him? The mother only has to give him the necessary medicine and forcibly, if he obstinately refuses it;

Sometimes by coaxing, at times by glaring with angry eyes, at times by beating, and also sometimes with a loving embrace.

When the children mature one likes to dote on them. But the knowledge given to them has to be adjusted in accordance with the sharp or dull intelligence.

A sharp intellect can grasp quickly. Not even a second is needed to understand and assimilate the teachings. In the case of a dullard it is quite different. It takes a lot of efforts for him to understand and retain.

Sai Samartha was the store of knowledge. He imparts the wealth of knowledge according to the intelligence of the devotee and first decides about his capability and purity.

He was intuitive and at the outset itself he knew everybody in their entirety. He decided on the right means of teaching and the right kind of discipline in accordance with the capability.

Whatever a person deserves he decides before hand and works according to their capacities. Baba carries their responsibilities on himself.

Similarly, though we look old and respectable, before that Siddha Sai we are like children behaving childishly, always keen on enjoying humour.

Baba had an abundance of jokes. He leaves his devotees free of worry by offering that knowledge for which the devotee has a worry.

A person may be intelligent or a dullard. If he reads this, he would feel great joy. Listening to it, he will wish to listen to it more and more. Meditating on it, it will give contentment and bliss.

If a person recites it over and over again, its divine meaning will manifest itself. If he tries to meditate on it every day, he will have great pleasure and permanent happiness, without obstacles. Such is his unfathomable leela!

 

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 145 – 160)

 

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