Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy day of Guruvaar. Baba, you are ocean of mercy, absolute incarnation of God, highest adornment of Saints, abode of all auspiciousness. You know our past, present and future, forgive our past errors, guide us the present to worship with unparallel devotion for the fulfillment of our genuine desires in the future. You are our focal point of our life, please focus your blessings towards us. Baba, on this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine words in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharita.
As soon as the vows were fulfilled, they both arrived quickly at Shirdi. No sooner than they had arrived, they left for Sai's darshan, with lots of love and eagerness.
The intensity of emotion increases the pace of a traveller. Kakaji arrived at the banks of the Godavari, from where Shirdi was close by.
The priest bowed at Baba's feet and washed them with his tears. Being filled with happiness at the darshan, he was at peace.
This was the purpose of the vision of the Goddess. When he saw Baba Samartha with his own eyes, Kakaji was truly happy and his wish was fulfilled.
So be it. Kakaji was filled with joy. After the darshan, his mind was at peace. He really became free of all worries, as the Cloud of Mercy had rained.
The fickleness of his mind disappeared. He was himself surprised. He wondered how strange this was!
Baba had not said a word. Nor had he asked any questions leading to this satisfaction. Nor had he given any blessings. The mere darshan had brought about contentment.
'My fickle mindedness has subsided by mere darshan. I have attained incredible happiness and perfect understanding. This is called the greatness of darshan!'
His eyes were rivetted to Sai's feet and he could not utter a word. Listening to Baba's stories, his happiness could not be contained.
The priest surrendered to the Samaratha with his full faith and attained his happiness. He forgot his earlier problems.
Kakaji stayed for twelve days at Shirdi. His mind settled and then he returned to Sapta Shringi.
The time when one sees a dream has relevance. It is believed that only dreams that are seen at dawn or early morning come true. Others are ineffectual.
This is well-known. But the dreams regarding Shirdi, wherever they occurred or at whatever time, were fulfilled. This was the invariable experience of the devotees.
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.
Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanteeh
-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter 30, Ovi 81 - 93)