Monday, August 29, 2016

Shri Sai Satcharitra Parayana Chapter – 27 Assigned for August 30, 2016,


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Shri Sai Satcharitra Parayana

Chapter – 27 Assigned for August 30, 2016,


Favour Shown by Giving Bhagwat and Vishnu-Sahasra Nam – Dixit's Vitthal Vision – Gita Rahasya – Khapardes.

 

DIRECT DOWN LOAD LINKS IN MAJOR INDIAN LANGUAGES:

 

Shri Sai Satcharita in English Ch 27

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsNVFSVDFZNFBnbGM

Shri Sai Satcharita in Hindi Ch 27

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsREJnc0p0OGxQdkE

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Marathi Ch 27

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsbkFwZFpjQWFpbDQ

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Tamil Ch 27

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsbXp0dzBaT1MwWUk

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Telugu Ch 27

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsQ3NwSnBpZlp2b1k

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Malayalam Ch 27

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsVE5lOVcwTWI5OHM

Shri SaiSatcharitra in KannadamCh27

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-Csd3g5ZmN3V0dZMXc

Shri SatSatcharitra in Konkani Ch 27

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsdmcxSDlqQXc4R2s

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Bengali Ch 27

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsTURoNW1qeG5kNHM

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Gujarati Ch 27

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsR0FhSGVzR0h6bTA

Shri SaiSatcharitra in OdiaCh29

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsTURCam03WXRjTW8

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Punjabi Ch 27

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsTVV3SWlJZmowNXc

Shri SaiSatcharitra Sindhi Ch 27

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CseVNHNXFnUHluRXM

 

SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES:

 

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Nepali

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1bwnkVMR-Csb0Q4T0JfR3dlY2M&usp=sharing

Shri SaiSatcharitra in German

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsRXd1TW5QSWhjN1U&usp=sharing

Shri SaiSatcharitra in French

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1bwnkVMR-CsY0JCdGdsYV9lWUE/view?usp=sharing

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Spanish

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1bwnkVMR-CsOXJSaVBSZjN2ckU/view?usp=sharing

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Urdu

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1bwnkVMR-CsclNCdlBjTlA3X1U/view?usp=sharing

 

SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA IN AUDIO MP3 FORMAT:

 

Shri Sai Satcharitra Audio in English Ch. 27

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1bwnkVMR-CsV2x0LUt2RHdMckk/view?usp=sharing

Shri Sai Satcharitra Audio in Hindi Ch. 27

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1bwnkVMR-CsTzdRQjF6YW1mMlU/view?usp=sharing

Shri Sai Satcharitra Audio in Marathi Ch. 27

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1bwnkVMR-CsOXhfeEhUUlBWWms/view?usp=sharing

Shri Sai Satcharitra Audio in Tamil Ch. 27

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1bwnkVMR-CsYklzSFpId0RxZkU/view?usp=sharing

Shri Sai Satcharitra Audio in Telugu Ch. 27

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1bwnkVMR-CsYXNMN3pXRWNGeFE/view?usp=sharing

 

 

Chapter XXVII

 

Favour Shown by Giving Bhagwat and Vishnu-Sahasra Nam – Dixit's Vitthal Vision – Gita Rahasya – Khapardes.

 

This Chapter describes, how Sai Baba favoured His devotees by granting them religious books after he had touched and consecrated them, for parayana (reading regularly) and certain other matters.

 

Preliminary

When a man takes a plunge into the sea, he gets the merit of bathing in all the Tirthas and sacred rivers. Similarly when a man takes refuge at the feet of the Sad-guru, he gets the merit of bowing to the Trinity, i.e. Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh and also Para-Brahma. Victory be unto Shri Sai the wish-fulfilling tree and the ocean of knolwedge, who gives us self-realisation. Oh Sai, create in us regard for Your stories. Let the readers and audience devour them with the same relish with which the chatak bird drinks the water from the clouds and becomes happy. While listening to Your stories, let them and their families get all the sattwik emotions, viz. let their bodies perspire, let their eyes be full of tears, let their prana be steady, let their minds be composed, let their hair stand on end, let them cry, sob and shake, let their hostilities and their distinctions, great and small vanish. If these things happen, that is a sign of the grace of the Guru dawning upon them. When these emotions develop in you, the Guru is most pleased and will certainly lead you on to the goal of self-realisation. The best way, therefore, to get free from the shackles of Maya is our complete and whole-hearted surrender to Baba. The Vedas cannot take you across the ocean of Maya. It is only the Sad-guru, who can do so and make you, see the Lord in all creatures.

Granting Consecrated Book

The variety of imparting instructions followed by Baba has already been noticed in the previous Chapters. In this, we shall deal with one aspect of it. It was the habit of some devotees to take some religious books, of which they wanted to make a special study, to Baba and to receive the same back from Him, after they were touched and consecrated by Him. While reading daily such books, they felt that Baba was with them. Once, Kaka Mahajani came to Shirdi with a copy of Ekanathi Bhagwat. Shama took that book to read and taking it with him went to the Masjid. There Baba took it from him, touched it and turning some pages here and there gave it back to Shama and asked him to keep it with him. When Shama said that it belonged to Kaka and had to be returned to him. "No, no", said Baba. "As I have given it to you, better keep it with you for safe custody; it will be of use to you." In this way many books were entrusted to Shama. Kaka Mahajani after a some days came again with another copy of the same Bhagwat and gave it in Baba's hand. Then Baba gave it back as Prasad and asked him to preserve it well and assured him that it would stand him in good stead. Kaka accepted it with a bow.

Shama and Vishnu-Sahasra-Nam

Shama was a very intimate devotee of Baba and Baba wanted to favour him in a particular way by giving him a copy of Vishnu-Sahasra-Nam as Prasad. This was done in the following way. Once a Ramadasi (follower of Saint Ramadas) came to Shirdi and stayed for some time. The routine he followed daily was as follows : He got up early in the morning, washed his face, bathed and then after wearing saffron-coloured clothes and besmearing himself with sacred ashes, read Vishnu-Sahasra-Nam (a book giving a thousand names in praise of Vishnu, and held second in importance to Bhagwad Geeta) and Adhyatma-Ramayana (Esoteric version of Rama's story) with faith. He read these books often and often and then after some days Baba thought of favouring and initiating Shama with Vishnu-Sahasra-Nam. He, therefore, called the Ramadasi to Him and said to him that, He was suffering from intense stomach-pain, and unless He took Senna-pods (Sona-mukhi, a mild purgative drug) the pain would not stop; so he should please go to the bazar and bring the drug. The Ramadasi closed his reading and went to the bazar. Then Baba descended from His seat, came to the Ramadasi's place of reading, took out the copy of Vishnu-Sahasra-Nam, and coming to His seat said to Shama- "Oh Shama, this book is very valuable and efficacious, so I present it to you, you read it. Once I suffered intensely and My heart began to palpitate and My life was in danger. At that critical time, I hugged this book to My heart and then, Shama, what a relief it gave me! I thought that Allah Himself came down and saved Me. So I give this to you, read it slowly, little by little, read daily one name at least and it will do you good." Shama replied that he did not want it, and that the owner of it, the Ramadasi who was a mad, obstinate and irritable fellow would certainly pick up a quarrel with him, besides, being a rustic himself, he could not read distinctly the Sanskrit (Devanagari) letters of the book.

Shama thought that Baba wanted to set him up against the Ramadasi by this act of His, but he had no idea of what Baba felt for him. Baba must have thought to tie this necklace of Vishu-Sahasra-Nam round the neck of Shama, as he was an intimate devotee, though a rustic, and thus save him from the miseries of the worldly existence. The efficacy of God's Name is well-known. It saves us from all sins and bad tendencies, frees us from the cycle of births and deaths. There is no easier sadhana than this. It is the best purifier of our mind. It requires no paraphernalia and no restrictions. It is so easy and so effective. This sadhana, Baba wanted Shama to practise, though he did not crave for it. So Baba forced this on him. It is also reported that long ago, Eknath Maharaj, similarly, forced this Vishnu-Sahasra-Nam on a poor Brahmin neighbour, and thus saved him. The reading and study of this Vishnu-Sahasra-Nam is a broad open way of purifying the mind, and hence Baba thrust this on His Shama.

The Ramadasi returned soon with the Seena-pods. Anna Chinchanikar, who was then present and who wanted to play the part of Narada (the Celestial Rishi who was well-known for setting up quarrels between Gods and demons and vice versa), informed him of what had happened. The Ramadasi at once flared up. He came down at once on Shama with all fury. He said that it was Shama who set Baba to send him away under the pretext of stomach-ache for bringing the medicine and thus got the book. He began to scold and abuse Shama and remarked that if the book be not returned, he would dash his head before him. Shama calmly remonstrated with him, but in vain. Then Baba spoke kindly to him as follows – "Oh Ramadasi, what is the matter with you? Why are you so turbulent? Is not Shama our boy? Why do you scold him unnecessarily. How is it that you are so quarrelsome? Can you not speak soft and sweet words? You read daily these sacred books and still your mind is impure and your passions uncontrolled. What sort of a Ramadasi you are! You ought to be indifferent to all things. Is it not strange that you should covet this book so strongly? A true Ramadasi should have no 'mamata' (attachment) but have 'samata' (equality) towards all. You are now quarrelling with the boy Shama for a mere book. Go, take your seat, books can be had in plenty for money, but not men; think well and be considerate. What worth is your book? Shama had no concern with it. I took it up Myself and gave it to him. You know it by heart. I thought Shama might read it and profit thereby, and so I gave to it him."

How sweet were these words of Baba, soft, tender and nectar-like! Their effect was wonderful. The Ramadasi calmed down and said to Shama that he would take 'Panch-ratni' Geeta in return. Shama was much pleased and said – "Why one, I shall give ten copies in return".

So the matter was ultimately compromised. The question for consideration is "Why should the Ramadasi press for Pancha-ratni Geeta, the God in which he never cared to know, and why should he, who daily read religious books in the Masjid in front of Baba, quarrel with Shama before Him?" We do not know how to apportion the blame and whom to blame. We only say that, had this procedure been not gone through, the importance of the subject, the efficacy of God's name and the study of Vishnu-Sahasra-Nam would not have been brought home to Shama. So we see that Baba's method, of teaching and initiating was unique. In this cases Shama did gradually study the book and mastered its contents to such an extent, that he was able to explain it to Professor G.G. Narke, M.A. of the College of Engineering, Poona, the son-in-law of Shriman Booty and a devotee of Baba.

Vitthal-Vision

One day, while Kakasaheb Dixit was in mediation after his morning bath in his Wada at Shirdi he saw a vision of Vitthal. When he went to see Baba afterwards, Baba asked him – "Did vitthal Patil come? did you not see Him? He is very elusive, hold Him fast, otherwise He will give you the slip and run away". Then at noon a certain hawker came there, with 20 or 25 pictures of Vitthal of Pandharpur for sale. Mr. Dixit was surprised to see that the form of Vithal he saw in his mediation exactly tallied with that in the picture and he was also reminded of Baba's words. He therefore, bought one picture most willingly and kept it in his shrine for worship.

Geeta-Rahasya

Baba always loved those who studied Brahma-vidya (metaphysics) and encouraged them. To give an instance – Once Bapusaheb Jog received a post-parcel. It contained a copy of Geeta-Rahasya by Lokamanya Tilak. Taking it under his armpit he came to the Masjid and prostrated himself before Baba, when the parcel fell at Baba's Feet. Baba enquired what it was. It was opened then and there and the book was placed in Baba's hand. He turned some pages here and there for a few minutes and took out a rupee from His pocket placed it on the book and handed the same with the rupee to Jog and said to him – "Read this completely and you will be benefited".

Mr. and Mrs. Khaparde

Let us close this Chapter with a description of the Khapardes. Once Dadasaheb Khaparde came with his family and lived in Shirdi for some months. (The diary of his stay has been published in English in the Shri Sai Leela Magazine first Volume.) Dadasaheb was not an ordinary man. He was the richest and the most famous advocate of Amraoti (Berar) and was a member of the Council of State, Delhi. He was very intelligent and a very good speaker. Still he dared not open his mouth before Baba. Most devotees spoke and argued with Baba off and on, but only three, viz. Khaparde, Noolkar and Booty kept always silent. They were meek, modest, humble and goodnatured. Dadasaheb, who was able to expound Panchadashi (A well-known Sanskrit treatise on the Adwaita Philosophy by the famous Vidyaranya) to others, said nothing or uttered no word when he came to the Masjid before Baba. Really a man, however learned he may be even in Vedas, fades away before one, who was realised Brahman and become one with it. Learning cannot shine before Self-reaisation. Dadasaheb stayed for four months, but Mrs. Khaparde stayed for seven. Both were highly pleased with their Shirdi stay. Mrs. Khaparde was faithful and devout, and loved Baba deeply. Every noon she brought naivedya herself to the Masjid, and after it was accepted by Baba, she used to return and take her meals. Seeing her steady and firm devotion, Baba wanted to exhibit it to others. One noon she brought a dish containing Sanza (wheat-pudding), purees, rice, soup, and kheer (sweet rice) and other sundry articles to the Masjid. Baba, who usually waited for hours, got up at once, went up to His dining seat and removing the outer covering from the dish began to partake of the things zealously. Shama then asked Him – "Why this partiality? You throw away dishes of others and do not care to look at them, but this You draw to You earnestly and do justice to it. Why is the dish of this woman so sweet? This is a problem to us." Baba then explained – "This food is really extra-ordinary. In former birth this lady was a merchant's fat cow yielding much milk. Then she disappeared and took birth in a gardener's family, then in a Kshatriya family, and married a merchant. Then she was born in a Brahmin family. I saw her after a very long time, let Me take some sweet morsels of love from her dish." Saying this, Baba did full justice to her dish, washed his mouth and hands, gave out some belches as a mark of satisfaction, and resumed His seat. Then she make a bow and began to shampoo Baba's legs and Baba began to talk with her and knead her arms which were shampooing His Legs. On seeing this reciprocal service Shama began to joke and said – "It is going on well, it is a wonderful sight to see God and His Bhakta serving each other. "After being pleased with her sincere service, Baba asked her in low and fascinating tone to chant 'Rajarama, Rajarama' then and always, and said – "If you do this, your life's object will be gained, your mind will attain peace and you will be immensely benefited." To persons unfamiliar with spiritual matters, this might appear as affair, but really it was not so. It was a case of, what in technically called, 'Shakti-pat', i.e. transference of power from the Guru to the disciple. How forcible and effective were Baba's words! In an instant, they pierced her heart and found lodgement there.

This case illustrates the nature of the relations that should subsist between the Guru and the disciple. Both should love and serve each other as One. There is no distinction nor any difference between them. Both are One, and one cannot live without the other. The disciple placing his head on the Guru's feet is a gross or outward vision; really and internally they are both one and the same. Those who see any difference between them are yet unripe and not perfect.

 

Bow to Shri Sai – Peace be to all

குறிப்பாக பெண்களின் கவனத்திற்கும்.....;.பாதுகாப்பிற்கும் .. !

குறிப்பாக பெண்களின் கவனத்திற்கும்.....;.பாதுகாப்பிற்கும் .. ! 

அவசியம் படிப்பதோடு மற்றவர்களுக்கு பகிர்ந்து உதவுங்கள் !..... 

ஸ்கூல் , காலேஜ் , ஆபீஸ் போகும் பெண்கள்
கவனத்திற்கு !.. நீங்கள் போகும் வழியில்
ஏதாவது குழந்தைகள்
அழுது கொண்டு தன்னிடம் இருக்கும்
அட்ரசை காண்பித்து கூட்டிபோக சொன்னால் ..
அந்த அட்ரசுக்கு கூட்டிப் போகாமல் நேராக
பக்கத்திலிருக்கும் போலீஸ்
ஸ்டேஷனுக்கு அழைத்து சென்று ஒப்படைத்து விடுங்கள் ...
காரணம் இப்படி அழும் குழந்தைகள் பின்னால்
ஒரு பெரிய
ரவ்டி கும்பலே உள்ளது இவர்கள் இது போல்
குழந்தைகளை கூட்டி வரும்
பெண்களை கடத்தல் , விபச்சாரம் மற்றும்
கற்பழிப்பு போன்ற தீய கொடூர செயல்களில்
ஈடுபட்டு வருகிறார்கள்
இது இப்போது ஒரு புதிய டெக்னிக்
ஆகியுள்ளது .எனவே பெண்கள் மிகவும்
ஜாக்கிரதையாக இருக்க போலீஸ்
இப்படி ஒரு எச்சரிக்கை செய்தியை மக்கள் நலம்
கருதி வெளியிட்டுள்ளார்கள்
பாதுகாப்பு சம்மந்தமான இந்த
இந்த பிரச்சனை நம்ம சொந்தங்களுக்கும், சொந்த சகோதரிக்கும் கூட ஏற்படலாம்....
எச்சரிக்கை செய்தியை மற்றவர்களுக்கும கண்டிப்பாக பகிரவும்! Share செய்து உதவுங்கள்

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Baba’s Guru’s Gift

Baba's Guru's Gift

 

This Brick (which Baba always lovingly used to support his arm or head) is my Guru's gift, my life companion. It is not the brick that is broken now-but my Karma (prarabdha) is that has snapped. I cannot survive the breaking of the brick.

 

(Baba said this early in October 1918 when Madhav Fasle lifted the brick and carelessly allowed it to fall, whereby it broke into two. Baba seeing the broken pieces expressed his grief and spoke as above.)

 

Baba's Charters and Sayings #178

 

Shirdi Sai Spiritual Group Healing Prayers – TODAY’s Submission – Group Prayers Scheduled for 01st September 2016, 09:00 hrs, Thursday

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Shirdi Sai Spiritual Group Healing Prayers – TODAY's Submission – Group Prayers Scheduled for 01st September 2016, 09:00 hrs, Thursday



SUMITRA WANTI

Urgent Attention – Health Recovery

Om Sai Ram , Nothing can be accomplished SUCCESSFULLY without the GRACE & BLESSINGS of SHIRDI SAI BABA ! And i NEED PRAYERS to be done for me to RECOVER from my VARICOSE VEIN ( LEFT LEG ), OSTEO-ARTHRITIS ( BOTH KNEES ) and OEDEMA ( right foot ) . Please , as per my […]

Posted in Prayer for health, happiness and peace | August 29, 2016 at 6:51 am

N.Srinivas

*"Om Sai Sri Sai Jaya Jaya Sai"*

O Shirdi Sai, I'm praying you years together about my life problems, year after year they come in different problems, in which I don't have capacity to resolve them. I am requesting you to resolve once for all and give me peaceful life plus take care of family members.

Posted in Prayer for health, happiness and peace | August 28, 2016 at 3:06 pm

Moumita Das

JUSTICE BABA, JUSTICE

Can't bear this cheating and injustice BABA. The cheater is enjoying a happy family life BABA whereas I Is there no justice in Your Kingdom Baba ? 'No one can control me ! ' Were the words of that cheater and liar, Karthikeyan Rajamani Amirthavalli. Is it so Baba ? You can't control his wrongdoings […]

Posted in Prayer for health, happiness and peace | August 28, 2016 at 8:21 am

Shri Sai Satcharitra Parayana, Chapter – 26 Assigned for August 29, 2016

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Shri Sai Satcharitra Parayana,

Chapter – 26  Assigned for August 29, 2016,


Stories of (1) Bhakata Pant (2) Harishchandra Pitale and (3) Gopal Ambadekar.

 

 

DIRECT DOWN LOAD LINKS IN MAJOR INDIAN LANGUAGES:

 

Shri Sai Satcharita in English Ch 26

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsNDhBVEdFVDJHZ0k

Shri Sai Satcharita in Hindi Ch 26

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsQnFDdWY0d25rY0E

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Marathi Ch 26

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsUlN4dUlZLUJPZE0

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Tamil Ch 26

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsRFozLUxYZG1HRGs

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Telugu Ch 26

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsTlY4YVJUU2Z1eG8

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Malayalam Ch 26

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsVTJyNVZUb21qODA

Shri SaiSatcharitra in KannadamCh26

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsdmhkS0h2TGlOcFk

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Konkani Ch 26

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsQl8wRDVjLWZpVFk

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Bengali Ch 26

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CscTZzM1YwMkJxNjg

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Gujarati Ch 26

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsMlhaaU5BWFpZRVk

Shri SaiSatcharitra in OdiaCh26

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsbzRDUm51LU5IS3M

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Punjabi Ch 26

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsVzkyeUlCZUFLaFU

Shri SaiSatcharitra Sindhi Ch 26

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bwnkVMR-Csc3o4MW10VTBTbjg

 

SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES: 

 

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Nepali

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1bwnkVMR-Csb0Q4T0JfR3dlY2M&usp=sharing

Shri SaiSatcharitra in German

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1bwnkVMR-CsRXd1TW5QSWhjN1U&usp=sharing

Shri SaiSatcharitra in French

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1bwnkVMR-CsY0JCdGdsYV9lWUE/view?usp=sharing

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Spanish

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1bwnkVMR-CsOXJSaVBSZjN2ckU/view?usp=sharing

Shri SaiSatcharitra in Urdu

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1bwnkVMR-CsclNCdlBjTlA3X1U/view?usp=sharing

 

SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA IN AUDIO MP3 FORMAT:

 

Shri Sai Satcharitra Audio in English Ch. 26

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Chapter XXVI

 

Stories of (1) Bhakata Pant (2) Harishchandra Pitale and (3) Gopal Ambadekar.

 

Preliminary

All the things that we see in the universe are nothing but a play of Maya — the creative power of the Lord. These things do not really exist. What really exists is the Real Absolute. Just as we mistake a rope of a garland or a stick for a serpent on account of darkness, we always see the phenomena, i.e. things as they outwardly appear, and not the Noumenon which underlies all the visible things. It is only the Sad-guru that opens the eyes of our understanding and enables us to see things in their true light and not as they appear. Let us, therefore, worship the Sad-guru and pray to him to give us the true vision, which is nothing but God-vision.

Inner Worship

Hemadpant has given us a novel form of worship. Let us, he says, use hot water in the form of tears of joy to wash the Sad-guru's feet, let us besmear His body with sandle-paste of pure love, let us cover His body with the cloth of true faith, let us offer eight lotuses in the form of our eight Sattwik emotions and fruit in the form of our concentrated mind; let us apply to His head bukka (black-powder) in the form of devotion and tie the waistband of Bhakti and place our head on his toes.

After decorating the Sad-guru with all jewelry in this way, let us offer our all to Him and wave chamar of devotion to ward off heat. After such blissful worship, let us pray thus:- "Introvert our mind, turn it inward, give us discrimination between the Unreal and the Real and non-attachment for all worldly things and thus enable us to get Self-realisation. We surrender ourselves, body and soul (body-consciousness and ego). Make our eyes Yours, so that we should never feel pleasure and pain. Control our body and mind as You will and wish. Let our mind get rest in Your Feet".

Now let us turn to the stories of this Chapter.

Bhakta Pant

Once it so happened that a devotee by name Pant, a disciple of another Sad-guru had the good fortune of visiting Shirdi. He had no mind to go to Shirdi, but man proposes one way and God disposes the other. He was travelling in a B.B. & C.I. Rly. train where he met many friends and relations bound for Shirdi. They all asked him to accompany them and he could not say nay. They alighted at Bombay while pant got down at Virar. There he took the permission of his Sadguru for the Shirdi trip and after arranging for the expenses, left with the party for Shirdi. They all reached the place in the morning and went to the Masjid at about 11 A.M. Seeing the concourse of the devotees assembled for Baba's worship, they were all pleased, but Pant suddenly got a fit and fell senseless. They were all frightened, still they tried their best to bring him to his senses. With Baba's grace and with pitchers of water which they poured over his head, he regained his consciousness and sat upright as if he was just awakened from sleep. The omniscient Baba knowing that he was a disciple of another Guru, assured him fearlessness and confirmed his faith in his own Guru, by addressing him as follows :- "Come what may, leave not, but stick to your Bolster (support, i.e. Guru) and ever remain steady, always at-one-ment (in union) with him." Pant at once knew the significance of this remark and thus he was reminded of his Sad-guru. This kindness of Baba he never forgot in his life.

Harishchandra Pitale

There was a gentleman by name Harishchandra Pital in Bombay. He had a son, who suffered from epilepsy. He tried many allopathic and ayurvedic doctors, but there was no cure. There remained only one way of remedy, viz. resorting to the saints. It has been stated in Chapter XV that Das Ganu by his inimitable and splendid kirtans spread the fame of Sai Baba in the Bombay Presidency. Mr. Pitale heard some of these kirtans in 1910 and learnt therefrom and from others that Baba, by His touch and mere glance, cured many incurable diseases. Then a desire arose in his mind to see Sai Baba. Making all preparations and taking presents and fruit-baskets, Mr. Pitale came to Shirdi with family, wife and children. He then went to the Masjid with them, prostrated before Baba and placed his sick son on Baba's Feet. No sooner Baba saw the child than an untoward thing happened. The son immediately revolved his eyes and fell down senseless. His mouth began to foam and his whole body began to perspire profusely and it seemed as if he breathed himself out. Seeing this, the parents became very nervous and excited. The boy used to get such fits very often, but this fit seemed to persist long. Tears began to flow ceaselessly from the mother's eyes and she began to wail, crying that her condition was like that of a person, who being afraid of the robbers ran into a house which collapsed on him,or like a cow fearing a tiger, ran into the hands of a butcher, or like a traveller, who being tormented by the heat of the sun went to take refuge under a tree, which fell upon him, or like a devout person going for worship into a temple which collapsed upon him. Then Baba comforted her saying – "Do not wail like this, wait a bit, have patience, take the boy to your lodging, he will come to his senses within half an hour." They did as directed by Baba and found that His words came true. As soon as he was taken into the Wada, the boy recovered and all the Pitale family, husband, wife and others were very delighted and all their doubts disappeared. Then Mr. Pitale came with his wife to see Baba and prostrated himself before Him very humbly and respectfully and sat shampooing His legs and mentally thanking Baba for His help. Baba then smilingly said – "Are not all your thoughts, doubts and apprehensions calmed down now? Hari (Lord) will protect him, who has got faith and patience". Mr. Pitale was a rich and well-to-do gentleman. He distributed sweet-meat on a large scale and gave Baba excellent fruits and pan (betel-leaves). Mrs. Pitale was a very Sattwik lady, simple, loving and faithful. She used to sit near the post staring at Baba with tears of joy flowing down from her eyes. Seeing her of an amicable and loving nature, Baba was much pleased with her. Like Gods, Saints are always dependent on their devotees who surrender and worship them with their heart and soul. After passing some happy days in Baba's company, the Pitale family came to the Masjid to take Baba's leave to depart. Baba gave them Udi and blessings and called Mr. Pitale close by and said to him – "Bapu, I had given you before, Rs. two, now I give you Rs. three; keep these in your shrine for worship and you will be benefited." Mr. Pitale accepted these as Prasad, prostrated himself again before Baba and prayed for His blessings. A thought arose in his mind, that as that was his first trip to Shirdi, he could not understand what Baba meant, when He said that He had given Rs. two previously. He was curious to have this mystery solves, but Baba kept silent. When Mr. Pitale returned to Bombay, he narrated to his old mother all that had happened at Shirdi and the mystery about Baba's giving him Rs. two formerly. The mother also did not understand the mystery, but, thinking seriously about that, she was reminded of an old incident, which solved the mystery. She said to her son – "As you now went to Sai Baba with your son, so had your father done when he took you to Akkalkot, for the darshana of the Maharaj there many years ago. That Maharaj was also a Siddha, Perfect Yogi, omniscient and liberal. Your father was pure, devout and his worship was accepted. He then gave your father Rs. two for being kept in the shrine and worshipped. Your father worshipped them accordingly till his death, but thereafter the worship was neglected and the rupees were lost. After some years the memory of these two rupees also disappeared and now, as you are very fortunate, the Akkalkotkar Maharaj has appeared to you in the form of Sai Baba just to remind you to your duties and worship, and to ward off all dangers. Now beware henceforth, leave off all doubts and bad thoughts, follow your ancestors and behave well; go on worshipping the family gods and the rupees, appraise properly and take pride in the blessing of the Saints. Sai Samartha has kindly revived the spirit of Bhakti in you, cultivate it it your benefit." Hearing the remarks of the mother, Mr. Pitale was very much delighted. He came to know, and was convinced about the all-prevasiveness of Baba and the significance of His darshan. From that time he became very careful about his behaviour.

Mr. Ambadekar

Mr. Gopal Narayan Ambadekar of Poona was a devotee of Baba. He served for ten years in the Abkari department in the Thana District and in Javhar state, from where he had to retire. He tried to get some other job, but he did not succeed. He was overtaken by other calamities and his condition grew from bad to worse. He passed 7 years in this condition, visiting Shirdi every year and placing his grievance before Baba. In 1916 his plight became worst and be decided to commit suicide in Shirdi. So he came there with his wife and stayed for two months. One night while sitting in a bullock cart in front of Dixit's Wada, he resolved to end his life by throwing himself into a well close by. He proposed to do one way but Baba wished to do something else. A few paces from this place, there was a hotel and its proprietor Mr. Sagun, a devotee of Baba, came out and accosted him thus – "Did you ever read this Akkalkotkar Maharaja's life?" Ambadekar took that book from Sagun and began to read it. Casually, or we may say providentially he came across a story which was to this effect. – During the life time of Akkalkotkar Maharaj a certain devotee suffered very much from an incurble disease and when he could endure the agony and pain no longer, be became desperate and to end his miseries threw himself one night into a well. Immediately the Maharaj came there and took him out with his own hands and advised him thus – "You must enjoy the fruit – good or bad – of your past actions; if the enjoyment be incomplete, suicide won't help you. You have to take another birth and suffer again; so instead of killing yourself, why not suffer for some time and finish up your store of the fruit of your past deeds and be done with it once and for all?"

Reading this appropriate and timely story, Ambadekar was much surprised, and moved. Had he not got Baba's hint through the story, he would have been no more. On seeing Baba's all-prevasiveness and benevolence, his faith in Him was confirmed, and he became a staunch devotee. His father was a devotee of Akkalkotkar Maharaj and Sai Baba wanted him to walk into his father's footsteps and continue his devotion to Him. He then got Sai Baba's blessings and his prospects began to improve. He studied astrology and gained proficiency in it and thereby improved his lot. He was able to earn sufficient money and passed his after-life in ease and comfort.

 

Bow to Shri Sai – Peace be to all

உங்கள் உடல்மொழி சொல்லும்சேதி!

அகத்தின் அழகு முகத்தில் தெரியும் என்பார்கள். அது போலத்தான் நாம் யார் என்பது நம் உடல் மொழியிலேயே தெரிந்து விடும். ஒவ்வொரு மனிதனுக்கும் அவனுடைய உடல்மொழி என்பது தனித்துவமானது. ஒருவருடைய உடல்மொழியே அவரின் மனநிலையை எளிதாக வெளிப்படுத்தும். நீங்கள் தனியொருவனா, ஆயிரத்தில் ஒருவனா? உங்கள் உடல்மொழியே சொல்லிவிடும் நீங்கள் யார் என்பதை...!  

உலகின் பெரும் ஆளுமைகள் அனைவரும் தனித்துவமான உடல்மொழியை  கொண்டவர்கள். நம் அருகாமை உதாரணம் சூப்பர் ஸ்டார் ரஜினிகாந்த். படத்தின் முதல் காட்சி சிறையிலிருந்து வெளியே வருகிறார் ரஜினிகாந்த். உடைமைகளை பெற்றுக்கொண்டு சிறை வாசலுக்கு நடந்து வர கதவுகள் திறக்கின்றன.அவர் நடந்து வருவது மட்டும் தான் காண்பிக்கப்படுகிறது. ஆனாலும் அவரின் முகத்தைக் காட்டும் வரையில் கூட பொறுத்திருக்காமல் எழுந்து நின்று கைதட்டி விசிலடிக்கிறோம் என்றால். அது அவரது உடல்மொழி செய்யும் மேஜிக். உங்கள் உடல்மொழியை மேம்படுத்திக் கொள்வதற்கான சில சிம்பிள் டிப்ஸ் இங்கே...

1. நம்மில் பெரும்பாலானோரும்  பேசுகையில் கைகளை மார்புக்கு குறுக்காக  கட்டிக்கொள்வதை வழக்கமாக கொண்டிருப்போம். கைகளை காட்டிக்கொள்வது என்பது நம் எதிராளியிடம்  நாம் மிகுந்த எச்சரிக்கையுடன் இருக்கிறோம் என்பதையே காட்டுகிறது என்கிறார்கள் உளவியலாளர்கள்.  மேலும் அந்த உரையாடலில்  கருத்துகளுக்கு முக்கியத்துவம் கொடுத்து  அதைப்பற்றி தீவிரமாக சிந்திக்கவும் செய்கிறோமாம்.

2. பேசிக்கொண்டிருக்கும் பொழுது உதட்டை குவிப்பது. தாடையை சொறிவது. மேலும் என்ன என்பது போல அவசரப்படுத்துவது போன்றவை உங்களுக்கு ந்த விஷயத்தில் ஆர்வமில்லை என்பதை காட்டி உங்கள் நண்பரை சலிப்படையச் செய்யும்.   
 

3. நீங்கள் எந்த அளவுக்கு நேர்மையானவர் என்பதை நேரடியாக கண் பார்த்து பேசுவதின் மூலமே சொல்லிவிட முடியும். மனிதனின் 70 சதவிகித தகவல் பரிமாற்றங்கள்  உங்கள் சின்ன சின்ன உடல்மொழிகளாலேயே பிறருக்கு கடத்தப்படுகின்றதாக ஆய்வுகள் தெரிவிக்கின்றன.

4. இடுப்பில் கை வைத்துக்கொண்டு நிற்பது உங்கள் பொறுமையின்மையையும் உங்களுக்கு அந்த உரையாடலில் உள்ள ஆர்வமின்மையையும் காட்டுவதாய் இருக்கும். 

5. நீங்கள் நின்று கொண்டிருக்கும் தோரணையும் உங்கள் உடல்மொழியை அழகாய் கடத்தும். நின்று கொண்டு பேசும்பொழுது பாதங்களின் திசையும் கூட நீங்கள் கிளம்ப தயாராக இருக்கிறீர்கள் என்பதை உணர்த்தும்.   

6. போலியாக  செய்வதை தவிருங்கள். எதேச்சையாக கடந்து செல்கையில் வேறொரு மனநிலையில் இருந்துகொண்டு பிறரை பார்த்து புன்னகை செய்யும் பொழுது அது இயல்பானதாக இருக்காது. மனம் விட்டு சிரித்து உங்கள் இருப்பை பூர்த்தி செய்யுங்கள். 
 
7. நாம் எப்படி நம் கருத்தை எதிரில் இருப்பவர்  காது கொடுத்து கவனிக்க வேண்டும் என நினைக்கிறோமோ. அது போலத் தான் பிறருக்கும் தோன்றும். உரையாடலின் போது பார்வையை வேறு பக்கம் செலுத்துவது. காதுக்குள் விரலை விட்டு எடுத்து அழுக்கு இருக்கிறதா என பார்ப்பது போன்றவையெல்லாம். நம் மீதான நம்பிக்கையை  சுத்தமாக துடைத்துப் போட்டுவிடும். பிறருடனான உரையாடலில் கண் பார்த்து பேசி பழகுங்கள். அதன் பிறகு உங்கள் மீதான நம்பிக்கை பிறருக்கு கொஞ்சம் கொஞ்சமாக உயர்வதை உணர்வீர்கள்.

பிறருடைய உடல் அசைவுகளை பொறுத்தே நம்மை வெளிக்காட்டுவோம். தனியொருவனாக இருப்பதற்கும், ஆயிரத்தில் ஒருவனாக கடந்து போவதற்கும் நிறைய வித்தியாசங்கள் இருக்கிறது அல்லவா? மேலும் இதையெல்லாம் ஒரே நாளில் கடைபிடித்துவிட முடியாது தான்.  ஆனால் நம் உடல், நாம் சொல்வதைத்தானே கேட்க வைக்க வேண்டும்...!

நீங்கள் ஒரு நல்ல கணவரா?

 "வேலை..குடும்பம்..குழந்தைன்னு நான் நல்லாதானே பாத்துக்கிறேன்.. அப்புறம் எங்க  மிஸ் ஆகுது"ன்னு யோசிக்கறீங்களா? அப்ப இந்த 10 பாயிண்ட்ஸ் உங்களுக்குதான். புது ஜோடியில இருந்து சில்வர் ஜூப்லி கொண்டாடின ஜோடிகள் வரைக்கும் இந்த மேட்டர் பொருந்தும். கல்யாணமே ஆகலைன்னாலும் எதிர்காலத்துல யூஸ் ஆகும் ப்ரோ.

 

1. சமைச்சு கொடுங்க : 

உங்க மனைவிதான் தினமும் உங்களுக்கு சமைச்சு தறாங்களா? அப்ப ஒருநாள் நீங்க சமைச்சு கொடுக்க டிரை பண்ணுங்க. சமையல் அறை பக்கம் எட்டிக்கூட பார்க்காத ஆளாக இருந்தால், இன்னும் சிம்பிள். உங்க மனைவிகிட்டயே 'நீ சமைக்க சொல்லிக்கொடு, நான் கத்துக்கறேன்'னு அவங்க சொல்லச் சொல்ல கேட்டு அவங்களுக்கு இஷ்டமானதையே செஞ்சு கொடுக்கலாம். சமைச்சது ரொம்ப சுமாராக இருந்தாலும் கண்டிப்பாக இந்த சாப்பாடு அவங்களுக்கு டேஸ்டாக தான் இருக்கும். 


2.எழுதுங்க : 

லவ் லெட்டரை காதலிக்கற பொண்ணுக்கு தான் கொடுக்கணும்னு கிடையாது. மனைவிக்கும் கொடுக்கலாம். அவங்களை எவ்வளவு லவ் பண்றீங்க, அவங்க வந்ததுக்கு பிறகு உங்க வாழ்க்கை எப்படி எல்லாம் மாறி இருக்குனு குட்டி காதல் கடிதமா எழுதி கொடுங்க. 'பேப்பர்ல எழுதி பல வருஷம் ஆச்சு பாஸ்?னு யோசிச்சா... மெசேஜ் டைப் பண்ணி அனுப்புங்க. திருமண வாழ்க்கையும், ஒரு வகையான காதல் வாழ்க்கைதாங்க. 

 

3. கிப்ட் கொடுங்க : 

வைர மோதிரமோ, தங்க வளையலோ, காஸ்ட்லி டிரஸோ தான் வாங்கிதரணும்னு கிடையாது. அவங்க ரொம்ப நாளா ஒரே செப்பலை பயன்படுத்தறாங்கனு தெரிஞ்சா புது செப்பல் வாங்கிக்கொடுக்கங்க. சின்ன சின்ன பரிசுகள் வாழ்க்கையை சுவாரசியமாக்கும். (அதுக்குன்னு வளையல் வாங்கித் தந்தத எல்லாம் கணக்குல காட்டாதீங்க பாஸ்)

 

4. கட்டிப்பிடிங்க : 

கமல் சொன்ன அதே கட்டிப்பிடி வைத்தியம் தான். காலையில எழுந்ததும், ஆபிஸ் விட்டு வந்ததும், தூங்கப்போவதுக்கு முன்னரும்னு சின்ன ஹக் பண்ணுங்க. கிஸ் கொடுங்க. அப்புறம் பாருங்க, ரேம் க்ளீன் ஆன ஆண்ட்ராய்டு ஃபோனா வாழ்க்கை சும்மா ஸ்மூத்தா போகும்.

 

5. சண்டை வந்தா சமாளிக்கணும் : 

 ரோடு போட்டதும் சாலைகள் குண்டும் குழியுமாக ஆவதும்,  கல்யாணம் பண்ணதும் பேமிலிக்குள்ள சண்டை வரதும் சகஜம் தான். சண்டை வந்தால், உடனே மனைவி மேல குற்றம் சொல்லாதீங்க. திட்டாதீங்க. எதனால சண்டை வந்ததுனு உட்கார்ந்து பேசி அப்பவே தீர்த்துடுங்க. குழந்தைங்க முன்னாடியோ, உறவினர்கள் முன்னாடியோ சண்டை போட்டுக்காதீங்க. யார்கிட்டயும் உங்க மனைவியை விட்டுக்கொடுத்து பேசாதீங்க. (உங்க அம்மாகிட்ட கூட பாஸ்)

 

6. ஷேர் பண்ணுங்க : 

புது விஷயங்களை ஏதாவது படிச்சலோ, பார்த்தாலோ, கேட்டாலோ ஃபேஸ்புக்ல ஷேர் பண்ற மாதிரி உங்க மனைவியிடமும் ஷேர் பண்ணுங்க. அவங்க ஏதாவது சொன்னா காது கொடுத்து கேளுங்க. பக்கத்து வீட்டு கதையை சொன்னால் கூட சுவாரஸ்யமா  கேட்டுக்கோங்க. அலுத்துகாதீங்க. 'நீ சமைச்சு கொடுத்த சாப்பாடு சூப்பர்' , ' டிரஸ் செம'னு அடிக்கடி பாராட்டுங்க. 

 

7. எல்லாத்துக்கும் எதிர்பார்க்காதீங்க : 

சிலர் எது வேணும்னாலும் அவங்க மனைவியை தான் எதிர்பார்ப்பாங்க. எந்த பொருள் எங்க இருக்குனு கூட தெரியாத அப்பாவி ஜீவனாகவே வளர்ந்து இருப்பாங்க. அவங்க உங்களுக்கு தேவையானதை பார்த்துப் பார்த்து எடுத்துக்கொடுத்தாலும், நாட்கள் போக... போக... இது சலிப்பை ஏற்படுத்தும். 'நம்மள ஒரு வேலைக்காரி மாதிரி பயன்படுத்தறாரோ'னு கூட யோசிக்கலாம். அதுனால, இனி  கூப்பிட்ட குரலுக்கு அவங்க ஓடி வரணும்னு நினைக்காதீங்க. "யாரங்கே"ன்னு கேட்க நாம என்ன புலிகேசியா?


8. ஹெல்ப் பண்ணுங்க : 

டைம் கிடைச்சா, அவங்களுக்கு சின்ன சின்ன உதவி பண்ணுங்க. வாஷ்பேஷின்ல பாத்திரம் இருந்தால் கழுவி கொடுங்க. வீட்டை சுத்தப்படுத்துங்க. துணி துவைச்சு காயப்போட உதவுங்க. இந்த ஹெல்ப் எல்லாம் நீங்க அவங்க மேல எவ்வளவு கேர் எடுத்துக்கறீங்கனு புரிஞ்சுப்பாங்க. 

9. டூர் போங்க : 

அலுவலகம், வீடு, குழந்தைகள்னு ஒரே இடத்தை சுற்றி சுற்றி வந்தால் சலிப்பு வரலாம். வருஷத்திற்கு ஒருமுறையாவது மனைவி, குழந்தைகளுடன் டூர் போங்க. கொஞ்சம்டைம் இருந்தால் மனைவி கூட லாங் டிரைவ் போங்க. அவங்க அம்மா, அப்பாவையோ, அவங்களுக்கு பிடித்த நண்பரையோனு சர்ப்ரைஸாக வர வைத்து அவங்க முன்னாடி நிறுத்துங்க. இதுக்கு எல்லாம் பலன் கொஞ்ச நாட்களிலேயே தெரிஞ்சுப்பீங்க. 

10. பணமும் முக்கியம் : 

ஒர் குடும்பம் நல்லா இருக்கணும்ன்னா, கண்டிப்பா பொருளாதாரமும் முக்கியம். உங்க சம்பளம் எவ்வளவு? மாசம் என்னென்ன செலவு ஆகுதுனு மனைவிகிட்ட உட்கார்ந்து பேசி செக் லிஸ்ட் போட்டு செலவு பண்ணுங்க. குழந்தைங்க படிப்பு, எதிர்கால திட்டம்னு எல்லாத்துக்கும் அவங்க கூட கலந்து பேசுங்க. அவங்களுக்கு எவ்வளவு முக்கியத்துவம் கொடுக்கறீங்கனு புரிஞ்சுப்பாங்க.

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