Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy day of Guruvaar. Baba, days are passing out, our age is going up, yet we didn't get any ray of light from You. From time to time You are giving few opportunities to come across the ocean of mercy, but we couldn't recognize that offers are from You and continue to looking for You. Baba, please remove the darkness from our life and give us the vision to recognize all Your blessings. On this holy day we start our prayers by reading Your divine words in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharita.
When a person is in tremendous difficulty, then he remembers God; and that too, with great difficulty. Then the devotee continuously calls out God's name and becomes a follower.
But till the sins are not diminished, just reciting God's name does not help. Afterwards, seeing the devotion, God leads him to a Saint.
Similarly it happened for that devotee. Seeing him utterly fed up of the world, his friends gave him good advice. Listen to that.
" Why don't you go to Shirdi to take the darshan of Samartha Sainath? Pray to him, the Saint who is the Cloud of Mercy.
If one is able to get the company of a Saint, even for a moment, the wayward mind becomes steady and immediately settles at the feet of God from where it is difficult to turn back.
People go from far and near, humble themselves in the dust of Sai's feet, act according to Maharaj's commands and get their wishes fulfilled by serving him.
Such is his wide-spread fame. The young and the old all know about it. If he takes pity on you, you will be free of miseries.
Shirdi, at present, is a holy place. Streams of people flow in and out, day and night. You too can have this experience. The darshan of the Saint will be beneficial ".
Just as a person worried because of drought and thus reduced to penury, if he is suddenly showered with ample wealth; or if a person agonised by terrible hunger is served with delicacies;
He felt like that when his friends told him of Shirdi. That devotee accepted this advice and decided to have the experience. He set off for Shirdi.
He came to the town, had darshan and prostrated at his feet. Immediately, he felt relaxed and contented.
He who was Absolute Brahman, Ancient, Self-illumined, Unblemished – such was the vision he saw and he was joyous.
He felt that, thanks to his last birth's good fortune, he had come near Sai's feet and his mind was at peace, free from anxiety because of the darshan.
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 18, Ovi 30 - 42)