Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – SIXTEEN

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

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)

 

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – FIFTEEN

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

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)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – FOURTEEN

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

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)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – THIRTEEN

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES –  THIRTEEN

 

 

I do not have the power to make you fly in the sky by giving you a Mantra for recitation. Do not expect such power to be bestowed on you by me. I am not the Almighty. I am just a servant of God. I was longing earnestly for His blessings. My Lord Allah is full of mercy. He has granted a bounty of spiritual wealth. There is no equal to Him. For Me too, there is no relation other than Him. I can not be away from Him even for a minute. I can not bear His separation even for a moment. I seek Him only through this path. I got His blessings. For you there are relatives. But for Me, He is the only one who is my closest and nearest. Allah is my Master. He is my Father, Mother and every relative. You may also adopt this path and reach Me. For this to happen only the path of devotion is the surest. The relationship borne out of devotion will permanently link you to Me. It will be difficult to reach Me through other means. If you are saturated with devotion towards Me, I will be also be saturated with Love for you. This is My path.

 

 

 

 

Have faith in My Sayings

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA - 30/03/2017

GURUVAAR   PRARTHNA - 30/03/2017

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Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, You are keeping us busy always and sometimes this frustrating without any interest in life. We don't know when this will change. We pray but still we didn't get any improvement, You are keeping us on long waiting period, this make us angry on You. Being our Divine Father, we never expected such treatment from You, please always keep us peaceful and stable mind, without diverting our attention away from You. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

 

 

Here is another similar story. At about midnight, it happened in the Chavadi, before Baba. Please listen to that.

 

 

A certain Amir Shakkar, owning ancestral land at Korale, in Kopergaon Taluka had faith in Sai.

 

 

By caste he was a butcher and by occupation he was a broker. He was well-known in Bandra. He was greatly suffering from a disease, which had terribly affected his limbs.

 

 

Difficulties remind one of God. He left the toils and troubles of business; wound up everything and hastened to Shirdi.

 

 

Kunti, the mother of the five Pandavas, had to undergo all kinds of sufferings – to reside in a jungle for years incognito. But in spite of all her difficulties, she asked for 'misery' as a 'boon' from God!

 

 

She said: "O God Almighty! You may give happiness to those who ask for it; but give me continuous suffering always. Let me never forget your name.

 

 

O God, this is my only request. If you want to grant me anything, give me only this, so that I may never forget your name. It will be like an ornament around my throat ".

 

 

Listeners and this speaker, let us ask the same from Sai, day and night. "Let us not forget your name. Keep us at your feet ".

 

 

 

 

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  106 - 113)

 

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – TWELVE

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – TWELVE

 

 

The body born out of physical pleasure gets destroyed by death. Therefore the body is not permanent. This is known from the time of birth. It is ignorant to be sorrowful. The time span between birth and death is the period for one to make efforts to realize God. By getting involved in physical pleasures during such a rare period, man is getting caught in the eternal cycle of birth and death. Rebirth is unavoidable in such a situation. Only the individual has the power to ensure avoiding rebirth through his efforts. Those who aspire for eternal bliss and permanent salvation must be without any desire. By detaching oneself from body consciousness and family bondage, one must seek Me. Those who long to realize me with a sense of urgency, only for such people I will be near and dear. Those who long for Me till the end will merge in Me. Constant repetition of My name will ensure such a person will not have rebirth. By incessantly remembering Me, the person ultimately dissolves into Me.

 

 

 

 

Have faith in My Sayings

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA - 23/03/2017

GURUVAAR   PRARTHNA - 23/03/2017

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Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, our life without You is incomplete, it is like a flying aircraft without pilot, riding in a moving car without a driver, it is like walking in a dense forest at night without flash light, it is like attempting to make a normal call on a cell phone without sim card, it is tasteless, it is blind, it is cruel, it is a hell on earth, it is a precursor of devastation which will lead to destruction of this world. Baba, please be with us protect us. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

 

 

Once, a famous astrologer whose name was Nana Dengle waswith Shrimant Butti. Listen to what he said to him.

 

 

" To-day is a very inauspicious day. Some calamity is to befall you. Have courage but be very careful ".

 

 

After Dengle had said this, Bapusaheb was restless. He kept worrying all the time and time dragged heavily.

 

 

Later on, the whole group went to the Masjid at the usual time. Bapusaheb, Nana and all others went along and sat with Baba.

 

 

Immediately Baba asked Butti: "Well what does this Nana say? Does he predict your death? You have nothing to fear.

 

 

Retort to him without any hesitation. 'You can kill me if you dare to!' After this, now watch what miracle happened.

 

 

In the evening, Bapusaheb went outside to the toilet to ease himself; and, in the toilet there came a snake, at that time.

 

 

Looking at that terrible creature, Bapusaheb came out, while Lahnoo, his servant, thought of killing it with a stone.

 

 

Lahnoo tried to pick up a stone. Bapusaheb objected. He said: "Go bring a stick. It is not right to do this kind of work hastily ".

 

 

When the servant left to get the stick, the snake began to climb the wall, suddenly lost its balance and fell down. Then he crept away through a hole.

 

 

From there, it escaped and there remained no reason to kill it. The incidence reminded him of Baba's words and, as it were, the ordeal was over for both – the serpent and him.

 

 

Be it so. For him, who has by good fortune witnessed the pleasure of Sai's company, it is a source of joy forever and it is impossible to forget.

 

 

By making the devotees undergo such and similar experiences, he has attracted the hearts of his devotees; and to describe them in words, it would be always inadequate5.

 

 

 

 

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  93 -105)