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)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – ELEVEN

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES –  ELEVEN

 

 

There are several ways to reach and realize God. To follow disciplines espoused in Vedas, Shastras, study of such scriptures, reciting God's name, meditation, penance and many other such good deeds are available for anybody to pursue. People pray to me seeking a simpler way to reach God even though there are several methods such as the ones mentioned above. Set aside My blessings for those who seek a solution from Me. Think about your contribution to all those benefits you enjoy, which are provided by God, such as clean air to breath, water, fire, the sun and the moon. Whoever respects the creation of God and abides by the principles of natural laws, will have His blessings. Creation is represented by the existence of all species including the society of human beings. You do not think of them in the least, nor do you feel for them. To help them, you may not provide them any money, but at least console them with soothing words and encourage them with the confidence of your support. Your feeling of support to other beings will be taken as worship to Me. If this simple effort cannot be extended by you; what else can I do for you?

 

 

 

 

Have faith in My Sayings

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA - 16/03/2017

GURUVAAR   PRARTHNA - 16/03/2017

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Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, we are still in the world of deep sleep, help us to wake up from our yesterday's tears and to see today's smiles, wake-up to a new day, wake-up to new opportunities, wake-up to change and a new thought life, wake-up to our dreams and potential, wake-up from abuse and exploitation, wake-up from our painful past filled with tears,  wake-up from addictions and reckless behavior, wake-up from pleasing others. wake-up  from bad judgment and wrong choices, wake-up from debts and insufficiency, wake-up from failure and defeat, wake-up from wrong friends and wrong relationships. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

 

 

There was a place to stay at the Maruti Temple. Therefore, both of them immediately proceeded to that place.

 

 

The night advanced and it was about ten o'clock. Spreading out their cotton carpets, beddings and pillows, they sat chatting in the light of the lamp.

 

 

There was a newspaper lying about. Mirikar opened it and started to read. He got absorbed in a certain piece of news. Then a strange thing occurred.

 

 

At that evil time, a snake came no one knew from where, coiled itself and settled down without anybody's knowledge.

 

 

 It sat quietly and peacefully on one end of Mirikar's soft 'uparna', which was lying on his waist.

 

 

When it had quietly entered, the sound it must have made was absorbed by the rustling noise of the newspaper. Therefore, nobody had any suspicions of the serpent.

 

 

Altough the situation was so tense, Mirikar was oblivious to this being engrossed in the news. But his peon's imagination ran wild.

 

 

'From where is the noise coming? What kind of noise is this and what is the cause?' the peon thinking thus, he lifted the lamp a little and lo!, he saw the 'long Maharaj'!

 

 

As soon as he saw it, he was frightened; and he called out softly: "snake, a snake "! Then Mirikar lost his composure and he shivered all over.

 

 

Shamrao was also amazed. He said to himself: 'Baba, what have you done? From where have you sent this difficulty? Now, you must remove it yourself.'

 

 

Then, under the circumstances, everybody armed himself with whatever was handy and moved forward stealthily.

 

 

 By that time, the serpent which was resting below the waist, was seen quietly moving away. Oh, but not a serpent! It looked like death personified was approaching.

 

 

Then in no time the calamity was arrested. And the clubs and other weapons, which were already ready to strike, fell forcefully on the serpent and it was done to pieces.

 

 

In this way, the danger passed. Having witnessed this, Mirikar choked with emotion and his love for Sai Samartha was strengthened all the more and overflowed.

 

 

Goose pimples, which had appeared due to fright, subsided. Tears of love flowed from his eyes. He wondered as to how the calamity was warded off and how Baba came to know of it.

 

 

'How did this fatal calamity miss me? How did Baba give me timely warning? Even though I had refused, Shama was made to sit in the tonga to help me.

 

 

What kindness of heart! How omniscient he is! How sweetly and greatly did he warn me about this evil event!

 

 

He pointed out the importance of darshan, asserted the power of the Masjid, revealed his own love for the devotee, by a simple act.'

 

 

 

 

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  75 - 92)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – TEN

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES –  TEN


 

 

It is impossible to explain our mutual bond carried through several births. I am a Mendicant and do not have a family, dwelling and other such worldly attachments. I forget myself in eternal bliss. Even at that highest plane of existence, I do not forget My devotees. My thoughts are towards your careful approach. Even if you are far away I am always near and dear to you. I am aware of all your actions. When the effect of your karmic action engulfs you with tremendous force, you forget all your attachments and wander away. I am the boat to help you cross the ocean of samsara. I am also the person who maneuvers the boat. Like the rudder in the hands of the boatman, the effect of your karmic seeds is in My hands. You should make effort to get into the boat. If you keep moving away, then the boat will not come to you. Surrender to Me whatever are your needs and accomplishments. I am your well wisher. You alone are My target. Set your mind towards Me and do all your acts with ease. Then I carry your burden.



Have Faith in My Sayings

 

 

 

 

 

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA - 09/03/2017 (Mandir Prana Pratishta Day)

GURUVAAR   PRARTHNA - 09/03/2017 (Mandir Prana Pratishta Day)

 


 

Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, today is Your Mandir's Prana Pratishta day. This place is sanctified with your presence, Your devotees are fortunate in getting Your blessings at this shrine, With Your Grace, Your children's troubles will start vanishing from now on. On our part, we pray, pray and pray always, prayer is our breath, mind and soul. At this place, Baba, we are looking forward to your blessings, please have Mercy on us and save us from all odds and evils of this Kaliyuga. Bless us that we feel Your Real presence at this Mandir, we realize You are here to accept us and help us to stay under Your Lotus Feet always. Here we need Your assurance to feel a sense of fulfillment, a vision of Divinity, a path of Purity, everlasting peace, a hope of safety and security.  On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

 

 

Baba said: "Alright! What have you to lose?

 

 

Mantra, tirth, brahmin, God, astrologer, doctor or the Guru – in case of all of them, the gain is in proportion to the faith that you have in them.

 

 

We should always wish for the best and give suitable advice. Even then, what is destined will happen ".

 

 

But now Mirikar began to doubt his decision and thought that he should obey Baba's words. Therefore, he quietly made a sign to Madhav Rao and asked him to go with him to Chithali.

 

 

But Madhav Rao said: "Wait. I will come. I will take Baba's permission again. If he says yes, I will return instantly. I will quickly come back.

 

 

I had started to go with you but you made me go back. Then Baba said 'alright! What have you to lose?' and he made me sit quietly.

 

 

Now I must consult him again. If he says yes, I will come immediatley. I will do exactly as he says. I am only his obedient servant " .

 

 

Then he went to Baba and said that Mirikar was inviting him to go with him to Chithali and is asking your permission.

 

 

Sai smilingly said: "Alright, if he is taking you, you may go. Her name is Masjidmayi. She will never let her reputation suffer.

 

 

After all, a mother is a mother. Very loving and very compassionate towards her children. But if the children turn out untrusting, how can she then take care of them? "

 

 

Then bowing down at Sai's feet, Madhav Rao set out and went where Mirikar was waiting to sit in the tonga.

 

 

Both of them went to Chithali, and on inquiry found out that some higher officials, who were to come, had not yet come. So they waited quietly.

 

 

 

 

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  63-74)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – NINE

 

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – NINE

 

 

Attachment to the body and worldly affairs, desires in family life alone and other such bondage are attributes that block the progress to spiritual path. This is because God is beyond the feelings of love and hatred. He does not have any demands. God is interested only in the welfare of this universe. Therefore those who desire spirituality need to be detached from worldly matters. You may have a doubt whether those who are immersed in worldly matters can have absolute detachment. No scripture command you to discard the bodily needs. No master will ever suggest the same. But do not undertake any work with desire and attachment for bodily pleasures. If you are confronted with such a situation then surrender the problem to Me. My sanctity will ensure that no worldly desire engulfs your mind. Over a period of time your mind gets trained to seek Me, get satisfied by My darshan and qualities associated with Me. Thus the mind develops detachment. Such detachment gives bliss. Even if this effort is difficult, those who are spiritually attached to Me will achieve the same with ease.

 

 

Have faith in My Sayings

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA - 02/03/2017

GURUVAAR   PRARTHNA - 02/03/2017

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Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, why do You allow growing number of orphanages, old age homes, shelters for helpless. You mean to say nothing is free in this world, even love from our own children to elders, why everyone looking on others with some expectations, if they don't get what they want, why they are simply dumping down all – including their children and parents. Baba, You continuously hearing the hearts of Your devotees, their tears and cries, expressing their inability to cope up this unnatural family situations, they need Your moral support, they need Your consoling  Mercy, they need Your vigilant eye of protection, above all they need You, Your Grace, Your Blessings, let some miracles happen in their lives, let them live in Peace and accept them to stay close to Your Heart. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

 

 

At that time Baba asked Mirikar a curious question: "Oh, this is our Dwarkamayi. Do you know it? "

 

 

Balasaheb did not understand that question at all. Baba said: "Now look! This is our Dwarkamayi.

 

 

This is our Dwarkamayi! When sitting in the lap of the Masjid, she safeguards the children and there will never be any question of worrying.

 

 

This Masjidmai is very kind. She is the Mother of all the innocent and faithfull devotees. Anyone may face any difficulty, She will readily protect.

 

 

Once a person settles in her lap, all his difficulties are solved. He who lies in her shadow, he will be on the throne of happiness.

 

 

This is that Dwarka, Dwaravati! " Then Baba gave him udi and kept his protective hand on his head, after which Mirikar got up to leave.

 

 

Baba again thought of putting a question to Mirikar: " Do you know the long 'bava' (serpent)? and its mysterious powers? "

 

 

 Then he closed his fist and took his left arm near the elbow of his right arm, and holding it moved it around and said: " He is terrible like this!

 

 

But what can he do to us? We are Dwarkamayi's offsprings. Nobody can comprehend her activities. Just quietly watch her wonders.

 

 

When Dwarkamayi is there to protect, how can the long 'bava' dare to attack? The strength of the attacker is not comparable to that of the saviour? How can it be explained! "

 

 

Why should Baba explain this, at this point of time? And how was Mirikar connected with it? Everybody was curious to know.

 

 

He did not have the courage to ask Baba. Therefore, he put down his head at his feet, and saying that he was getting late to go to Chithali, he climbed down the steps.

 

 

 

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  46 - 57)

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

மகாபெரியவரின் பெருமை

மகாபெரியவரின் பெருமை

" ஓர் எளிய கீரைக்குக் கூட ஆசைப்படக் கூடாது என்பதில் வைராக்கியமாக இருந்தால்தான் மகாபெரியவரின் பெருமை என்றும் மதிப்பு குன்றாத வைரமாக மின்னுகிறது"

அன்றாட பூஜைகளை முடித்தபின் பக்தர்களுக்கு தீர்த்தப் பிரசாதம் அளித்துவிட்டு, பிட்சைக்குச் செல்வது காஞ்சிமகானின் தினசரி வழக்கம். பிட்சையில் கிடைக்கும் உணவையே அவர் உண்பார்.

ஒருசமயம், வழக்கம்போல் பூஜைகளை முடித்த பின்னர், பிட்சைக்குச் செல்லாமல் மடத்திலேயே இருந்துவிட்டார் மகான். பிட்சைக்குச் செல்லாததால், அவர் உணவும் எடுத்துக் கொள்ளவில்லை. பலரும் வற்புறுத்தியும் உண்ண மறுத்துவிட்டார்.

இது மறுநாளும் தொடர்ந்தது. அன்றும் மகான் உணவருந்தவில்லை. மூன்றாம் நாளும் மகாசுவாமிகள் பிட்சைக்குச் செல்லவில்லை. எனவே, மடத்தில் உள்ளோருக்கு பயம் தொற்றிக் கொண்டது.

மடத்தில் உள்ளோர் ஏதாவது தவறு செய்துவிட்டால், அவர்களை தண்டிப்பதற்கு பதில் மகான், தம்மையே இப்படி வருத்திக்கொள்வது வழக்கம் என்பதால் அவர்களின் அச்சம் அதிகரித்தது.

அதனால், எல்லோரும் சேர்ந்து சுவாமிகள் முன் சென்று நின்றார்கள். எங்களில் யார் என்ன பிழை செய்திருந்தாலும் தயவு செய்து மன்னித்து, உணவு ஏற்கவேண்டும்...! எனப் பணிந்து வேண்டினர்.

மகா பெரியவர் சிரித்துக் கொண்டே, நீங்கள் யாரும் எந்தத் தவறும் செய்யவில்லை. உங்கள் மேல் எனக்குக் கோபமும் இல்லை. என்னைத் திருத்திக் கொள்ளவே நான் இப்படி உண்ணாவிரதம் இருந்தேன்.
கொஞ்ச நாட்களுக்கு முன் பிட்சையில் கிடைத்த உணவில் வெகு சுவையாக கீரை சமைத்து ருசியாக இருந்ததால், அதனை மீண்டும் சாப்பிடவேண்டும் என்ற ஆசை எழுந்தது.

பூஜைகளை முடித்ததுமே, இன்றைய பிட்சையில் கீரை இருக்குமா? என்ற எண்ணம் தோன்ற ஆரம்பித்துவிட்டது.

மூன்று நாட்களாக அந்த எண்ணம் மனதில் நின்றதால்தான், வயிற்றைப் பட்டினி போட்டு அந்த ஆசையை விரட்டினேன்.

ஒரு சன்னியாசிக்கு இது மாதிரியான ஆசைகள் வரக்கூடாது என்றார். ஓர் எளிய கீரைக்குக் கூட ஆசைப்படக் கூடாது என்பதில் வைராக்கியமாக இருந்தால்தான் மகாபெரியவரின் பெருமை என்றும் மதிப்பு குன்றாத வைரமாக மின்னுகிறது.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES - EIGHT

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