GURUVAAR PRARTHNA - 22/12/2016
Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, the greatest discovery of life, to our mind, is the discovery of one's Sadguru. We may not discover Him until first He has discovered us. It is our humble belief that Guru will appear to us in answer to the yearning of our heart. We will look at Him, He will look at us, each will recognise the other and the light of recollection will dawn on both. And, without a question, without a doubt, we will follow Him, wherever He leads us. Baba, we don't know this process happened between us, but we put our full faith on You and awaitng for Your acceptance and steadfastly praying for Your grace. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.
He was a genius and magnanimous. How can I, an ordinary person, describe his mysterious powers? He would give knowledge to some; develop non-attachment for some; some
learnt goodness from him; some got awareness of true devotion from him.
In certain cases he advocated the right discipline of behaviour. I will give an example of such an episode to my listeners.
One day, at high noon, without any rhyme or reason, Baba suddenly came near Radhakrishni's house.
There were some people accompanying him and he asked for a ladder to be brought quickly to him. Someone immediately got one for him.
Baba put it against the wall of the house and climbed up to the roof. No one knew what was in his mind and what was his plan.
Actually, the ladder was put against Waman Gondkar's house and Sree Sai climbed up the ladder to the roof, himself, very swiftly.
The houses were adjoining and he crossed over quickly to Radhakrishni's roof. Nobody could understand the mystery.
At that time, Radhakrishni was suffering from severe malaria and she was very restless.
Baba himself was so weak at that time that he had to be supported by two people on both sides. At that moment from where did he gather that strength?
Immediately he crossed to the other side of the roof and from the eaves came down the slope and descended by the same ladder which was fixed to that wall.
As soon as his feet touched the ground, he very meticulously gave two rupees to the person who had brought the ladder for him so promptly.
The man had only fixed the ladder at two places. That was the only work he had accomplished and about which he could be proud. And, in return, Baba gave him so much.
People were naturally curious and thought how could Baba give so much money to the person who had brought the ladder for him; and talked amongst themselves.
At that time, somebody took courage to ask. Baba replied: " Nobody should take another's labour, in any way, free of charge.
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