Month: April 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – SEVENTEEN

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MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – SEVENTEEN

 

If there is any rationale beyond questioning it is Mine. Through rationale you can not fathom Me. My actions will be apparently contradictory, secretive and beyond comprehension. In whichever way a person worships Me, I can correspond to him. Where there is faith I will be there with that faith. My very embodiment is faith. My miracles are unique experiences themselves. For some the experience will be externally perceptible and for others the same may be latent. You will not be able to understand the inner meaning of such experiences. I am a witness to your many past, present and future lives. Based on individual karma I bestow the appropriate result. If you understand that whatever the result bestowed on you is My will then you have understood Me. Therefore if you worry about unfulfilled desires and non availability of your wants there is no use of the same. In order that you get salvation and to make you realize My presence, I perform My miracles. If you dwell on My miracles and intensely immerse your thoughts on them, you will then understand who I am.

Have faith in My Sayings

 

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 27/04/2017

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GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 27/04/2017

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Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, days are passing, weeks are passing, months are passing, even years are passing, yet we didn’t get any answer to our prayers from You. Still we are upholding Your doctrine of shraddha and sabhuri. Still our mind and thinking towards Your ability to protect us, help us, save us and bless us. Our only appeal is to keep our confidence level elevated at all times without minding any results on our prayers. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

He had a long experience of Baba. He knew Baba’s nature and his manner of speaking. Therefore, he understood this fully.

If there was any danger to a devotee, Baba would say that it affected him. Amir was aware of this kind of speech. Therefore, he had come to this conclusion.

Just then, he saw something moving near his own pillow. “ Abdul, bring the lamp, the lamp here ”, Amir shouted.

When the lamp was brought outside, a large serpent was seen coiled there. He was dazzled by the light and he began to move his hood up and down.

It was killed immediately. He felt very grateful to Baba, and thought how extraordinary this method was of making us aware.

That mention of the ghost and calling for the lamp was only a kind of trick to caution the devotees of the danger and to save them from the calamity.

There are a number of such stories about serpents in Baba’s biography which could be described. But then the book would become very voluminous. Therefore, I have to curtail them.

“ Snakes and serpents are Narayan, but they should be worshipped from a distance ”, says Saint Tukaram.

He calls them wicked and deserving of a beating with a shoe. However, the opinion is not unanimous and one is left in doubt as to the mode of one’s treatment of them.

One acts according to one’s nature and in keeping with God’s will. This is the essence of it all.

There is only one answer to this question. All beings are equal and non-violence is always the best. Baba, too, had the same explanation.

Whether it be a scorpion or a snake, God is within them too. If He does not wish to harm, no harm will be done by them.

The whole universe is under the command of God. Nothing here is independent. This is Baba’s knowledge through experience. But we cannot accept that because of our ego.

Once a scorpion fell into a pond. As he was drowning and heading to the bottom, a man happily clapped and said: “Oh, you likewise harm us! ”

Another, hearing the clapping, came running to the bank of the pond and saw the scorpion bobbing up and down, while drowning. He was moved and took pity on him.

He went near it and picked up the scorpion between his fingers. But the scorpion, according to its nature, jumped up and stung his fingers.

In such a case, our knowledge is limited. We are entirely slaves of destiny (God) who bestows us with intelligence. Everything that takes place in our lives is according to His wish.

Different people have varied experiences. I will also tell my own experience. Sai’s words are the authority for my faith and my faith is my glory.

 

 

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 165 – 182)

 

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – SIXTEEN

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MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – SIXTEEN

 

If a hungry person stands at the gate of your house seeking alms, remember that he has come to honor you with an opportunity to serve you. Do not think that such opportunities will keep repeating. Do not feel disgusted that a beggar is approaching you for money or for food. Even if you externally perceive the same as beggary, you do not realize that he is taking over your sanchita karma. Those who are hungry do not have any form for their hunger. He only has suffering. I am that form of hunger. In fact I am the root cause of the hunger itself. I do not accept anything with the intention of getting any favor in return. All My actions are centered towards rendering service to humanity. When I provide you an opportunity such as the above, at your doorstep to wash away your sins do not dwell on the greed of wealth, property and such worldly matters. This will ensure that My help is not denied to you. If you give a morsel of food, your wealth will not be diminished. Similarly, love and sympathy shown towards other forms of life will also reach Me. I am bound by such pure Love. This is the simplest path to reach Me. Believe Me.

Have faith in My Sayings

 

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 20/04/2017

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GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 20/04/2017

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Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba,no matter how painful and depressing it may be, help us to stop existing and start living, no matter how much we are regretting for the bad choices we made, help us to stop existing and start living, no matter how much we were violated and abused, help us to stop existing and start living, no matter how much we were betrayed and bruised by people we loved and trusted, help us to stop existing and start living, no matter how much we were limping and crawling in our struggles, help us to stop existing and start living and no matter how lonely and sad we may be, help us to stop existing and start living. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

‘O, Baba! What have I done? How have I drawn this burden upon me? My own actions have brought these fruits. I have understood this fully.

I left the Chavadi in the hope of finding a better place. Therefore, you have taught me a lesson. So be it. Now take me out of this predicament and see that I reach Shirdi’.

Thus he got himself ready and Amir left in the night itself, leaving the corpse behind in the dharamshala.

“ Baba, Baba ”, he said, “Please pardon me. Have mercy. ” He walked petitioning all the way till he reached the Chavadi. He then got relief.

In this way, Amir learnt a lesson and took an oath to behave himself. Later, Amir behaved well and gave up the wrong and crooked path.

So be it. His faith bore fruit and he was cured of his rheumatism. Now listen to what incident took place later on.

The Chavadi was divided into three parts. Baba’s corner was in the south east. He slept in a place covered on all four sides by wooden planks.

Lamps burnt there the whole night. He slept always in the light, throughout the night. Fakirs and others used to sit outside, where it would be dark.

Amir was one of them. Around him there were other people, who also lay down there. There were so many, like these.

There, behind Baba’s living quarters, was a store-room in which a devotee called Abdul, a very detached person, lived. He was always ready to serve Baba.

 

 

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 149 – 158)

 

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – FIFTEEN

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MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – FIFTEEN

 

If you continue to always be attached to the worldly pleasures and get intoxicated in them, then you will never be able to reach Me. If you have excessive desire for such worldly fleeting happiness when will you have time for Me? You will then be left with no choice other than to be physically weak, disabled and old, awaiting your end. At that time what can you do? You will be born again and again. I have been trying to redeem you from that situation. Still nobody listens. Will Allah come to your rescue only as and when you want? This very moment is in your control. Just listen to Me carefully. Soak your thoughts with My blissful miracles. Ponder deeply over them. Compare the wealth of joy you will derive from such act of spirituality to the passing worldly happiness. You will then realize the inner meaning of My words. Will there be any eternal and everlasting happiness other than thinking of Me? Whatever be your daily chores they will not be affected by My thoughts. On the other hand My thoughts will strengthen your efforts. I will be of support to you. Do not postpone such a good act till tomorrow.

Have faith in My Sayings

 

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 13/04/2017

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GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 13/04/2017

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Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, we are not responsible for the delays but we are certainly accountable for our progress. We may not be responsible for becoming a victim but we are certainly accountable to rising up as a victor. We may not be responsible for being a reject but we are certainly accountable for becoming a success. We may not be responsible for the negative environment around us but we are certainly accountable for maintaining a positive mind-set. We may not be responsible for our pain but we are certainly accountable to learning from it. We may not be responsible for our yesterday but we are certainly accountable for our today and tomorrow. Baba our accountability is certainly based on Your Mercy and Blessings. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

Amir Shakkar lived at the Chavadi for nine months. Just as one climbed the steps into the Chavadi, right in front, he spread out his bedding in the middle of the room.

Rheumatism had totally gripped his body. Seemingly, the antidote was also adverse. But in his heart he had true faith; therefore, everything smoothened out.

Amir was asked to live there for nine months and was prohibited from coming for darshan even in the Masjid.

But that Chavadi which was allotted to him to stay was such a place that without any effort it was possible to have Baba’s darshan.

That too, every day, both in the morning and evening. Besides, on alternate days, at both the times6, he would witness the celebrations at the Chavadi to his heart’s content.

Every day in the morning, when Baba went to beg alms, Baba passed the Chavadi, on his way. It was easily possible for Amir to have darshan when Baba went or returned, without leaving his place.

Also, at sunset, Baba would come in front of the Chavadi, and would pay homage to all the directions bowing his head and moving his index finger.

From there he would turn back and walk upto the corner of the Samadhi building and from here he turned back to the masjid, accompanied by his devotees.

He came to the Chavadi every other day and there was only a curtain between them for name’s sake – actually, a wooden shutter – thus they were able to converse. And both loved to talk.

Puja and arati would take place there only, after which the devotees would disperse for their respective homes; and the two of them would get the opportunity to talk peacefully.

Seemingly it was an imprisonment. But, in reality, he enjoyed Sai’s company fully. Without good fortune no one else could have this rare opportunity.

 

 

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 125 – 135)

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – FOURTEEN

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MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – FOURTEEN

 

There will be a good harvest on a fertile soil. There is a need to plough even such a rich soil. The soil also has to be watered regularly. Proper planting of saplings are essential. Due care has to be taken while tending the plants. If you undertake such efforts then good harvest can be expected. Your heart is also like fertile soil. Nobody is born with a poor heart. When selfishness overcomes the mind then weakness prevails. When selfish desires are not fulfilled, then evil qualities arise. Such evil qualities become the root cause for bad events. This ultimately leads to destruction. Therefore, whoever is far removed from lust, evil and other such negative qualities will become a divine person. If you want to ensure such negative qualities do not sprout in your mind then, it is imperative that you keep Me in your heart always. By the pristine purity of My Form, cleanse your heart and keep it sacred. Then you become totally pure. I will be ever present in the minds of those people who are not weak but pure in their heart. I fulfill all their desires. Certainly such individuals get complete peace of mind.

Have faith in My Sayings

 

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 06/04/2017

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GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 06/04/2017

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Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, the life You have given is a marvelous gift. We spend our days, weeks, months and years complaining without realizing that we have something to celebrate. We complain about our jobs, finances, relationships, society, careers, businesses without noticing the gift we have been given. Our circumstances blind us from the gift we are supposed to celebrate. And it is only when sickness and death comes knocking at our door that we wake up to the fact that we have a gift, a gift we have been ignoring, a gift we need to celebrate daily. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

So be it. Amir bowed down and kissed Baba’s hand with the proper ritual. He related in detail about his disease and prayed for relief from his suffering.

He asked for protection against rheumatism to which Baba answered: “Go and live happily in the Chavadi ”.

From the Masjid, Baba used to go to the Chavadi every alternate night regularly; and Amir started to live there.

Amir was suffering from pains in the joints. Therefore, he would have been comfortable at any other place in the village, or he could have even gone to Korale which would have been more agreeable to him.

But the Chavadi was an old and dilapidated building. The floor was uneven where chameleons, lizards, scorpions and snakes roamed freely.

Besides, lepers and other diseased persons lived there. Dogs roamed around eating left-over food. Amir was very troubled but he couldn’t say anything to Baba.

At the rear side, there was a knee-deep heap of garbage. There were a number of burrows (made by serpents and scorpions) in the backyard. He was in a wretched condition and it was a real ordeal of a lifetime for him.

It rained from above and below the ground was wet. The place was uneven. Cold breezes blew through it. Amir was very worried.

All the joints in his body were stiff. The place was wet and windy. It was an extremely wet place. But Baba’s words served as the medicine.

Rain, wind or wet; the ground rough, uneven, or pitted – all this was not to be considered, as Baba had told him to live there.

Although that place was questionable and unfit to live in, Sai’s presence and company were a great boon. He stayed on happily thinking those words to be his medicine.

 

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 114 – 124)