Month: February 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – EIGHT

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MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – EIGHT

 

Nothing is more valuable in this world than the love of one’s parents. Nobody can value that love. More valuable is the mother’s love. One may even cross the ocean but the love of the mother cannot be fathomed. By offering prayers, taking bath in holy rivers and visiting holy places, one should not assume that he becomes eligible for divine grace. Such individuals keep wailing that they have not received the grace of God. They are blind to reality. The parents are the visible forms of God. There is no greater divinity than parents. One cannot get a better form of divinity than the parents. By giving the body, the parents have done a great service to the individual. Thus one gets an opportunity to perform service to the Guru and God. Therefore, God will not be happy if parents are unhappy due to the actions of their ward.

 

Have faith in My Sayings

 

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 23/02/2017

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GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 23/02/2017

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Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, please keep us away from the world of competition, everywhere unhealthy inhuman competition prevailing. We become the slaves of competition and end up becoming a fool, end up in a mental institution, influencing overspending and invite debts, breeding discontentment, and finally lead to disaster, divorce, depression, gambling, crime, unhappiness and for all miseries and evils. Baba, please remove this word from the life of mankind and help us to lead a life of peace, peace Supreme and Eternal peace. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

Now listen quietly to the story, further on, about how much Sai cared for the safety of his devotees and also about how he warded off their insurmountable difficulties;

and how he would forecast the difficulties to befall his devotees and give timely fortitude to them, rescue them and give refuge at his feet. Thus he was always ready to act for their welfare.

An episode which will illustrate what is said above follows, which will please you who are keen to hear it. It will give joy of being in the company of Sai and strengthen the faith of the devotees.

It matters not how fallen, deprived or ignorant a man is. If he develops love for listening to the stories of Sai and chants his name continuously, Sai will take him across the ocean of existence.

Kakasaheb Mirikar, who hailed from Ahmednagar, had been bestowed the title of ‘Sardar’ by the Government, as it was pleased with him.

His son was a conscientious worker and Mamlatdar of Kopergaon. While he was on an official tour of Chithali, he came to Shirdi to have darshan.

He went and sat in the Masjid, and bowed down at Baba’sfeet. They chatted, making formal inquiries about health and general welfare.

A large group was present there, including Madhav Rao. Savour now the nectar of the wonderful story with rapt attention.

How the future difficulties were forecast; how he took measures to avoid them; how he protected the devotees – all these deeds of Baba are indeed amazing!

 

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.

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Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanteeh

-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter 22, Ovi 37 – 45)

 

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – SEVEN

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MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – SEVEN

 

Every day the sun rises and then the night follows. The time keeps rolling by years. Half the life is lost in sleep. The remaining period of life also does not give peace of mind. Adolescence is lost playing around. Youth is spent in sensual enjoyments. At old age, diseases overcome a person. If the human birth is meant to get a robust body and plunge in physical pleasures, then there is no difference between humans and animals. There is a better destiny meant for human beings. To be a self realized soul is possible only for humans. The human body is meant to get out of the very bondage of the cycle of life and death. If life is spent causing rebirth then how could one reach self realization? For true wisdom, self realization must be the goal. Rest is all a waste of time. Time is precious. Utilizing this valuable time for acquiring spiritual wisdom and going in search of Truth is the essence of life.

 

Have Faith in My Sayings.

 

 

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 16/02/2017

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GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 16/02/2017

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Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, we do Sai Nama Japa as it is of the highest worth and virtue, we reach the Abode Divine, we abides in the Name Divine, it cuts all attachments, it fulfills all hopes and aspirations, it alleviate all miseries, and sorrows, it redeems one and all, it solves all difficulties and problems, it is the hall mark of a true servant of the Lord, it is for the benefit of one and all. Baba, now onwards ‘Om Sai Sri Sai Jaya Jaya Sai’ is our taraka mantra and our lifeline. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

Shirdi had become a holy place, the holiest of holies, because of Baba. Day and night there was a flow of devotees who were pious and desirous of acquiring merit.

In all the ten directions, people bore witness to the Kalpavraksha in the form of Sai, manifesting in Shirdi, through personal experience or that of others.

He regarded the rich and the poor alike and with inconceivable skill ensured the welfare of the devotees.

Oh, what a pure affectionate nature! His natural wisdom andhis extreme brotherhood (uniform treatment of all)! Blessed is the one who experienced it!

Sometimes he is silent and that itself is a long lecture on Brahman. Sometimes when he is surrounded by the devotees, he is the Supreme Energy, the cloud of happiness.

Sometimes his speech is full of deep and secret meaning. Sometimes he talks humourously; and some other times he gives up indirectness and is outspokenly angry.

Sometimes he reveals inner feelings; sometimes he is controlled; sometimes he speaks openly and bluntly – thus he preaches different things, in different ways, to different people.

Such is Sai Samartha’s pattern of behaviour – beyond the powers of the mind, intellect and speech. His deeds cannot be grasped – they are unexpected, incomprehensible and sudden.

Our longing to see his face, to talk with him and hear his ‘leelas’ was never satisfied. Still, we were overflowing with joy.

One could count the drops of rain; tie the wind in a leather bag3; but how can one measure his powers!

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.

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Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanteeh

 

-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter 22, Ovi 27 – 36)

 

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – SIX

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MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – SIX

 

If you add one to one then you get two. This is wholly true and there is no place for argument on the same. Although this theory is true in the physical world, in the spiritual sense it is incorrect. Set aside the belief that you and I are different. I am within you and you are within Me. I reckon your physical and other needs and fulfill them. You don’t forget the truth that a child in the womb of a mother gets nourished by her. In fact the mother does not take extra efforts to feed the growing child inside her womb. The mother takes food to satisfy her hunger which also reaches the child within her. Similarly always try to realize that I am within you. Do not forget My existence inside your very being. Also never forget that I am always with you. Can I ever eat without satisfying your hunger? All your external worship reaches Me within yourself. Then I get strengthened and protect you. If you are unable to do even this much then how can I Help you? Your soulful worship of Me alone is true worship. This is the truth.

Have Faith in My Sayings.

 

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 09/02/2017

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GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 09/02/2017

 

Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, give us a broom to sweep clean, nobody can remove the debris of our past, but ourselves. We need to sweep away our bad habits, sweep away our mess, sweep away our negative attitude, sweep away our bad temper, sweep away our bitterness, sweep away our jealousy, sweep away our reckless behaviour, sweep away the harvest of our wrong choices, sweep away wrong friends, sweep away bad relationship, sweep away impulse to merge into absurd subjects in modern gadgets that inject impurity in our mind and Baba, please sweep away whatever wrongs with us. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

And how does your foot appear? Your toe appears like a moon, seen between two branches of a tree, as you hold it between your fingers. It fulfils the keeness of darshan.

At the end of the fortnight of the dark part of the lunar month, after the last night of ‘amavasya’ passes off, all people are naturally eager to have a look at the moon.

As soon as the bright half of the lunar month starts there is a hope to sight the moon and everyone eagerly looks at the sky in the westerly direction.

That keen desire of your devotees is fulfilled by you at that time when you sit with your right leg crossed onto your left thigh.

The index and the middle fingers of the left hand, (forming a V-shape) hold the right foot and the nail of the big toe is close to the thumb. This shines like the moon on the second day.

People have a great desire to look at the moon. But if the crescent of the moon is not seen in the sky, then those who have the knowledge tell you to look through your fingers.

And say: “Now look, look through this space. You will be able to see the moon in front of you. Altough the crescent of the moon is small, you can see it right at the spot. ”

Great is the glory of that big toe! Becoming Venimadhava1 yourself, you made the Ganga and the Yamuna appear, and satisfied Das Ganu2.

When he asked for permission to bathe at the Prayag, he was told: “Know that this, my toe, is the Prayag. Believe in this and have a dip here. ”

As soon as Baba said this, Das Ganu put hishead on his feet and the waters of Ganga and Yamuna both appeared at the spot from his two toes.

Das Ganu has composed a song on that incident, with the words “Boundless is your power and marvellous your deeds ” etc., which the listeners if they are keen to listen,

They can find it in the fourth chapter of the Sai Satcharita. Das Ganu has sung it himself. If the listeners read it again, they’ll enjoy it again.

Therefore, like spotting the crescent moon between two branches, by keeping the index and the middle fingers on the toe of his foot, Mother Sai shows a simple way of meditation to his devotees.

This is to tell us that to be most humble before everyone, concentrate on the toe. This is a very easy way of devotion.

 

 

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.

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Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanteeh

 

-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter 22, Ovi 12 – 25)

 

Invitation for PRANA PRATISHTA OF SHRI SHIRDI SAI BABA MOORTI

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Invitation for

PRANA PRATISHTA

OF

SHRI SHIRDI SAI BABA MOORTI

(Ashta Bhandhana Maha Kumbabhishekam)

 

The Chairman and Board of Trustees having pleasure in inviting all Sai devotees and general public to participate in the Prana Pratishta of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Moorti at Shirdi Sai Gurusthan Mandir, Edayarpalayam, Thadagm Road, Coimbatore on Thursday, 09th March 2017 at 10:35 hrs.

Looking forward to your august presence for this occasion and get the blessings of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba.

Ever yours,

At the Feet of the Master,

N. Sivanandam

saibaba +91 8056441369

 

AGENDA

Venue: Shirdi Sai Gurusthan Mandir, Edayarpalayam, Coimbatore 641025, India

(Route: Google Maps, ‘Shirdi Sai Gurusthan Trust, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu’)

Monday, 06th March 2017, 18:00 hrs onwards:

Inviting Shivaacharyaas with Poorna Kumbha and entering inside temple. Vigneshwara Pooja, Swasthisuddha Punyaahavaasanam, Panchakavya Pooja, Family Deity Pooja, Anugnai,

Tuesday, 07th March 2017, 05:50 hrs onwards:

Vigneshwara Pooja, Swasthisuddha Punyaahavaasanam, Maha Ganapathi Kalasa Sthabhanam, Maha Ganapathi Homam, Poornahudhi,

20:30 hrs onwards:

Maha Ganapathi Pooja, Vaasthu Purusha Indhrathi, Ashtathik Palaga Kalasa Sthabhanam, Vaasthu Shaanti Pooja, Homam, Poornahudhi, Ashtabali haaranam, Dheeparathi,

Wednesday, 08th March 2017, 05:50 hrs onwards:

Vigneshwara Pooja, Swasthisuddha Punyaahavaasanam, Kangana Thaaranam, Naanthi pooraga mahasangalpam, Yagnopavitha thaaranam, Sakala Parivaara Devatha Kula Devatha Moola pradhana Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Kalasa Sthabhanam, Sakala Upachaara Pooja, Homa Pooja, Poornahudhi, Maha Deeparadhana, Madhyan Pooja.

17:30 hrs onwards,

Vigneshwara Pooja, Ganapathi Homam, Navagraha Homam, Ashtathik palaga Homam, Rudhra Homam, Shri Suktham, Purusha Suktham, Narayana Suktham, Shri Suktham, Hiranya Suktha Homam, Parayana, Poornahudhi, Deeparathana,

Thursday, 09th March 2017, 05:30 hrs onwards:

Maha Ganapathi Pooja, Maha Ganapathi Homam, Navagraha Homam, Ashtathik palaga Homam, Rudhra Homam, Shri Suktham, Purusha Suktham, Narayana Suktham, Shri Suktham, Hiranya Suktha Homam, Parayana, Poornahudhi, Deeparathana, Visharjanam,

10:35 hrs: Maha Kumbhabhisekam

11:00 hrs: Shri Sai Baba Abhisheka Pooja

12:00 hrs: Madhyan Aarati

18:00 hrs: Dhoop Aarati

19:30 hrs: Abhisheka Pooja, Shri Sai Ashtothram, Sai Nama Japam, Group Prayers.

21:00 hrs: Shej Aarati

 

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – FIVE

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MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – FIVE

 

How can you merge in Me totally? You may have a doubt as to how to reach that state. I will tell on this subject, please listen to Me carefully. Those who are in tune with Me will convert every opportunity to be in tune with Me wherever they are. Such individuals will speak about Me alone. They will utter only My sayings. They will always talk about My noble deeds and lofty ideals. This is because they will only think of Me incessantly. For such persons only My form will be visible. The connection between Me and such people is the bondage between a soul and God. They will be intrinsically saturated in Me like sweetness in sugar, water in clouds and the salt in sea water. Those who understand this principle and practice the same will always remain within Me. At the end of their lives they will reach Me.

Have Faith in My Sayings.

 

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 02/02/2017

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GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 02/02/2017

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Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, in You we trust, in You we surrender. This is the attitude we wish to follow. In this way, we are freed from fear of the future and are saved much needless suffering. It is Universal law that the future is not in our hands, more over we may not have a future at all. Or, when it actually comes, it may be so-different from what we imagine it to be. The future has been concealed from us by Loving Providence. Why probe into what God chooses to hide from us? To do so is to invite suffering. For, bitter is the fruit of man’s wisdom. Let us trust without seeing. Let us live without trying to unveil that which has been veiled to our sight. Let us build our life in the words revealed by You, ”Why are you anxious? I take all care of you.” On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

Hail Sadguru, the cloud of happiness! The Incarnation of Supreme Knowledge and Holiest of the Holies! Hail to thee the Remover of the Fears of this world and the Destroyer of the sins of Kaliyug by burning them.

You are the ocean of bliss on which waves of different emotions are formed. You, yourself, are in control of them. Bless your devotees.

The illusory snake of the semi-darkness becomes a rope in daylight. Both the semi-darkness and the daylight are your creation.

You are the one who gives birth to the notion of the existence of a serpent; and you are the one to change that form into a rope. You are the creator of the fear and you are the one who removes that fear in the end.

In the very beginning of time, when there is complete darkness, there is neither a serpent nor a rope and there is no scope of any notion of any kind, even that state of formlessness is only you.

Later on, when the formlessness develops into a form in the semi-light, it gives the false notion of a snake. That also is created by you only.

This concept of appearance and non-appearance is the manifestation of the sport of your changing moods. Your real nature is free of both – existence and non-existence. Thus, nobody can fathom you.

The Shrutis are silent about this. Even Sesh (the legendary serpent), with his thousand tongues, found them inadequate. Who am I then to understand it?

Baba! nothing else pleases me than your darshan. I feel that I should keep your form in front of my eyes all the time, and meditate on it.

You are the incarnation of pure knowledge. To achieve the goal of happiness, there is no other path to us than to be at your feet.

Oh, how pleasing is your familiar posture when you are on your seat! Many devotees come to take your darshan, bow down their heads at your feet, gathering in their own happiness, lovingly.

 

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.

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Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanteeh

 

 

-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter 22, Ovi 01 to 11)