Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, we have been hurt and disillusioned, we feel lonely and lost, we find tragic situations difficult to accept, our fears destroying us, and we reach the dead end of a blind pathway and go into pieces. Life is difficult and we are constantly searching for a way out. We totally surrendered to Your Lotus Feet and asking You to create order out of chaos, happiness out of misery, peace out of turmoil and integrate our life to make it more meaningful and beautiful. Baba, on this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine words in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharita.
There was a lock-up, near which Sai stood outside, quietly and unmovingly seeing the scene.
Seeing Maharaj nearby, folding both his hands, he spoke in a humble and pitiable voice.
"Baba, having heard your fame I came to your feet. Why has this happened to me when you are present here? "
Maharaj replied: "One must suffer for one's deeds". The man said with great humility: "I have not done anything wrong.
At least, not in this life, whereby I have to suffer this hardship". Whereupon Maharaj said: "Then it must have been in another life".
He thereupon replied: "What do I know about the previous life? And if at all there is anything, it should burn to ashes by your darshan, certainly.
It should burn like a blade of grass in the fire at your darshan. Why then have I not been freed from it? "
Then Maharaj said to him: "Do you have so much faith?" When the man replied in the affirmative, he instructed him to close his eyes.
As he stood with his eyes closed, as instructed, at that moment he heard a thump, a sound as if someone had fallen down.
He was startled by this sudden sound. He opened his eyes and began to look around. He found himself free and the policeman lay on the ground, covered with blood.
He was very frightened by this. He began to look at Sainath, who laughed and said to him: "You are well caught now.
Now an officer will come and after observing everything, will certainly declare you to be the culprit. He will arrest you again".
Then the person said sincerely, "Baba, what you say is true. Now, do something and have me released. No one else except you can protect me".
Hearing this Sai said: "Close your eyes again". After doing that, when he opened the eyes, he saw another strange sight.
He was outside the lock-up and Maharaj Sai was near him. He did an eight fold obeisance. Then Baba asked him:
"Think well and tell me whether there is any difference between your prostration that you have done now and the ones that you have been doing before this?"
Then, the man replied: "As different as the sky is from the earth! My earlier prostrations were done for monetary gains but this one is to acknowledge you as God.
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 29, Ovi 54 - 70)