Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy day of Guruvaar. Baba, bless us to uphold purity in our life, in our action, in our prayers. Our thoughts are getting contaminated on our dealings in this world, right from the moment we wake up, until we retire in the bed. When we feel everyone in this world is selfish, self centered, wicked, cunning, corrupt, alcoholic, we forget to analyze ourselves honestly. Baba, make our hearts pure so as You will seat conveniently without any suffocation. While we determine to cleanse our life right from this Guruvaar, we uphold Your divine words Shraddha and Shaburi to achieve this object. Baba, on this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine words in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharita.
A person who always indulges in evil deeds, is perturbed, unsteady, and whose mind is unable to concentrate – for such a person, though learned, it is impossible to acquire.
He who discards that which is wrong, and practises that which is right, in accordance with the Vedas and Upanishads, and whose mind is always in control, the Atman is at his command.
He who keeps himself away from the sinful life, who humbles himself at the feet of the teacher and the Guru, who has given up the longing for the fruits of his action, can only attain the Atman.
Without being desireless, and being only interested in the Atman and without giving up all passions, Self-realisation is unattainable.
When the Atman witnesses the hardships undergone by seeker, it will on its own take pity and it will appear before the seeker. But this is not easy without a Guru.
Therefore for the sake of Self-realisation, the student should listen and meditate and bear in mind non-duality – then only will he easily achieve the Atman.
This material world is full of ignorance. It is based and flourishes on ignorance. Understand that salvation is not possible without true knowledge.
Analysis and inferences only deal with the words of the scriptures. When the materialistic attitude is destroyed then only true knowledge arises. Otherwise, it is not possible.
He who considers a pious person or a sinner as the same, he who considers the soul residing in the body as God, and he who behaves accordingly, such a person is great and does not discriminate.
When the realisation dawns that Brahman and the Soul are one, that is the ultimate goal of knowledge. Once this Selfrealisation takes place, all ignorance vanishes.
Once the Self Knowledge is complete, nothing more remains to be understood. It enables one to understand the material world as well as the palm of the hand. This is because of Self-realisation.
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 16, Ovi 143 - 153)