Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy day of Guruvaar. Baba, our hearts are crumbling by hearing disastrous news from all corners of the earth. This shows us the uncertainty of our life, our days are shrinking and we are still waiting for Your grace. When Your grace is on us, the difficulties of worldly existence will disappear and unhappiness will turn to true happiness. By constantly remembering Your Lotus Feet, the obstacles cease to have any effect; death loses its sting and worldly sorrows vanish. On this holy day we start our prayers by reading Your words given in Satcharita.
Nobody knew Samartha's mind or heart's secret. He left the body in no time and became one with the Supreme Spirit.
Wearing the cloak of the body, from Maya, the Saints manifest in the world. Soon after their work of upliftment is completed they merge with the formless.
An actor plays many roles but fully knows his own identity. Those who manifest themselves resume their own identity after their work is done. What is death to them?
He who manifested for the benefit of the people ended the Avatar as soon as his mission was complete. Could he be bound by life and death, who takes a form by his own divine sport?
How can there be a possibility of death for him whose glory is the Supreme Spirit? He who is the embodiment of detachment, how can existence or non-existence have any effect on him?
Though ostensibly he appears to be engaged in action, he hardly ever performs any. Being without any ego, when doing any action he believes that it is not he who is doing anything.
"Action does not end without experiencing its fruit". This is the essence of action as implied in the Smritis. There is no delusion in case of the knower of Brahman, since he sees Brahman in every entity.
This is the fruit achieved on account of a collection of deeds. Such a duality is well known but here, too, the knower of Brahman believes it to be Brahman, as a silver sheen on the oyster.
How could Baba, like a loving mother, fall prey to death? It was as if the day was eclipsed by a dark night.
This is offered to Sree Sadguru Sainath.
May there be auspiciousness!
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.
-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter 42, Ovi 142 - 150)