GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 05/01/2017
Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, there is still another chapter in our life is like a novel with different chapters. There are chapters of harmony, progress and fulfillment and there are also chapters of mayhem, hopelessness and sadness. But every time we find ourself in the middle of the latter chapters don’t despair, there is still another chapter in our life story. We may currently be in chapter 1 of disappointments, chapter 2 of regrets, chapter 3 of depression, chapter 4 of discouragement, chapter 5 of betrayal, chapter 6 of stagnancy, chapter 7 of unemployment, chapter 8 of crying, chapter 9 of debts, chapter 10 of delays, chapter 11 of failure, chapter 12 of abuse and exploitation, chapter 13 of bruises, chapter 14 of hospitalization, chapter 15 of mourning the loss of a loved one, chapter 16 of uncertainty, chapter 17 of divorce, chapter 18 of hopelessness, chapter 19 of retrenchment and chapter 20 of whatever we are going through. In the midst of all our struggles, just know one thing; there is still another chapter in our life story. There is still chapter 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28———– There is still another chapter of progress, promotion, prosperity, positivity, love, smiles, abundance, healing, breakthrough and fulfillment ahead. We don’t lose hope, don’t surrender to life’s challenges, don’t bury our dreams and desires, don’t put off the light of hope, don’t give up on love and happiness, don’t give up on people and our future destiny, don’t give up because of the painful introduction of our life story, there is still another chapter ahead. So, wherever we are and whatever we are going through just know there is still another chapter in our life story. Baba when we are passing each chapter, be with us, if that chapter contains painful events, save us from all odds and secure us. If the chapters are joyfulness, happy and peace, remind our mind that You are the reason for all these events and make our mind towards prayers of thankfulness and gratitude. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.
The moment he set his eyes on him, he was overwhelmed with faith and he prostrated himself. The whole body had goose pimples and tears of love flowed from his eyes.
While he was thus standing, hear carefully what Baba said to him with a smile of understanding, as he was omniscient.
“ The path of this place is not so easy as the teachings of the Kanarese Appa or even as the buffalo ride in the ghats. There is no alternative but to put in your best exertions ”.
When he heard these significant words, he was overwhelmed with emotions and realised that the words of the holy man whom he had met previously had proved correct.
Then he folded his hands together and put his head at thefeet of Sai. He said: “Have mercy on me, Sainatha. Accept me an orphan, at your feet.
You alone are my great saint and guardian. Today I have fully understood the teachings in the book of Nischal with all its significance and divine meaning ”.
Where’s Vadgaon and where’s Shirdi! What a union of spirits of the great saints! How brief, yet enlightening, is their speech! What a magnificent method of instruction!
One advised reading a book and predicted a meeting with a great saint, who would give upadesh and advise further growth.
By Grace of God, he has been met, and he had indicated that he is the concerned person by significant words. The book has been read but now it must be put into practice.
Then Sainath said to him: “Whatever Appa has told you iscorrect. But when you put it into practice, then only your wishes will be fulfilled ”.
‘Nischal Das’ ‘Vichar Sagar’ was mentioned in Vadgaon. Some time, after repeated readings, and after a certain lapse of time, how to put it in practice was taught in Shirdi.
First you must read the book carefully, then ponder upon it. With repeated readings, it will lead to total absorption in the subject.
Just reading is not enough. It should be put into practice. Otherwise, it is like water on a duck’s back.
Mere reading is a waste of time till the meaning is not experienced, for which the blessings of a Guru, who has the knowledge of the Brahman, is required. Mere bookish knowledge is futile.
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 21, Ovi 60 – 73)