Wednesday, May 17, 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – TWENTY

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – TWENTY

 

 

Worldliness and Spirituality are in two different directions. Both are opposite ways of creation. The moment a person takes life he gets involved in worldliness. It is rare that a person is born without worldliness. Such persons are indeed Godly. Worldly persons desire sense pleasures. Happiness has no definition. Wherever the mind is engrossed in, it is believed to be happiness. Happiness is a state of mind. Happiness is borderless. There is no end to happiness. The birth-death-birth cycle as expressed in the saying "punarabi jananam punarabi maranam" is the cause of this endless happiness. But the spiritual path is totally different. I am always immersed in spirituality. Those who want to realize Me must reach Me only through this path of spirituality. They alone can get My vision. In spirituality there is no pleasure. There is only Bliss. This is also called the Bliss experienced by the soul. If the state of this Bliss is also transcended then one reaches the final state of Eternal Bliss. It is in this final state one realizes the ultimate truth called Brahman. Those who have progressed through various stages of spirituality reaching this final state merge in Me.

 

 

Have faith in My Sayings

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA - 18/05/2017

GURUVAAR   PRARTHNA - 18/05/2017


 

 

Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, our forefathers enjoyed an age of divinity and purity. Those days all had peace of mind and realized divine waves everywhere. Now our life is in turmoil and living in a world of troubles and problems due to focusing of our major attention towards materialistic agenda and have little or no time to think of spiritualistic agenda. We lost our control on our children and even sometime thinking why do we need this kind of family and children. Before reaching a conclusion on our vexed mind and uselessness of life, Baba, please take control on our life in your Hands and save us. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

 

 

The sadhus, the virtuous, the great ones are always pure and without sins. They are clean and clear like an unclouded sky. They are pure and without blemish.

 

 

By worshipping Maharaj Sai, we attain both objects, worldly and spiritual, and are fixed in our true nature, getting peace and happiness within.

 

 

Those who want to attain their welfare should listen to the stories respectfully, enjoy the bliss of the Self and obtain the objects of their lives.

 

 

By listening (to the stories) one's own peace will be attained, the deluding fears of the world will be removed, and supreme bliss will be a certainty. Listeners will attain 'Sadgati' truly.

 

 

Sai Samartha knows the innermost desires of people. He is fully aware of the purport of the devotees. He will complete the work which he has taken upon himself and will be freed from his vow.

 

 

Sai Samartha inspires my intelligence. He alone makes me speak the meaning of his words. I shall narrate them to the best of my ability, which will help in achieving worldly and spiritual welfare.

 

 

People are not blind nor do they suffer from nightblindness. Despite having normal sight they fail to perceive that their own good is not achieved by the strength of their body and mind alone.

 

 

Even the body is such that one cannot be certain of life for a moment. Therefore, I earnestly request you to taste this flavour for a moment.

 

 

Humour is appreciated universally, but Baba's way was uncommon. Through humour, he would impress on us the most profound teachings which were beneficial to all.

 

 

People do not intently pursue jesting; but Baba's humour was taken fondly. They waited eagerly even to be the butt of those jokes.

 

 

Generally, no one likes jesting at their cost. But Baba's jests were much appreciated, especially when his words were accompanied by gestures. They easily achieved the desired purpose.

 

 

Acting effortlessly and with ease, with a smiling face and playful eyes, these added to the entertainment of the jests. Their sweetness is indescribable.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanteeh

 

-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter  24, Ovi  03 - 14)

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – NINETEEN

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – NINETEEN

 

 

Do not argue with regard to following the disciplines prescribed in scriptures. These disciplines are laid out only for the good of humanity. By adopting good ways of disciplinary life, bad effects of actions are removed. Do not forget that Vedas and Shastras (The Holy Hindu scriptures) repeatedly impress on the good aspects of such disciplines. While following such disciplines, though you may observe the three aspects of the doer, the action and the result, remember that all three are My identity only. If you realize that the creator, preserver and the eliminator are all but Me, only then you will not have the desire for the result of your actions. Even the result of your action is only Me. Therefore whoever remembers Me and carries out their duties by offering them to Me, for such persons My grace and protection will always be available. Therefore if anybody keeps meditating on Me always, their bad deeds reach My feet, leaving them free from the effects. Develop the attitude that you are My personification. I and you are not different. You are but My reflection. If you firmly believe that whatever you see is Me residing in that form, then I am truly yours!

 

 

Have faith in My Sayings

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA - 11/05/2017

GURUVAAR   PRARTHNA - 11/05/2017

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Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, as we celebrated yesterday Buddha Poornima, we prayed  for Your blessings of Peace Peace and Peace. With Peace, our life will be meaningful and purposeful; with Peace our spiritual efforts will yield eternal bliss, with Peace our Atma will achieve its Ultimate objective. Baba, bless us and keep us always in Peace. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

 

The night passed and it was morning. I finished my morning ablutions. Baba returned from the Lendi. People started gathering in the Masjid.

 

 

As was customary, in the early morning I came into the Masjid at the usual time. Muktaram and others, too, came and took their seats.

 

 

Some were crushing the tobacco in their palms; some were filling Baba's chillum; some were pressing his hands and feet. Thus all were busy serving him.

 

 

Baba, who was aware of everyone's innermost thoughts, softly asked: "What was the discussion that took place, last night, in the wada? "

 

 

Then I told Baba everything that had transpired; and asked whether a snake should be killed or not, under such circumstances.

 

 

But Baba maintained just one thing – that God is present even in serpents and scorpions, and in all beings. Therefore, we should love all.

 

 

God holds the reins of the world. All are under His command. Whether it be a snake or a scorpion, it cannot act against His Will.

 

 

Therefore, we should be kind to all living things and love them. Give up violence and have patience. God protects every one.

 

 

How many such stories of Sai Baba could be narrated? Therefore, the listeners should certainly gather the essence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanteeh

 

-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter  22, Ovi  226 - 234)

 

 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – EIGHTEEN

MY MESSAGE TO MY DEVOTEES – EIGHTEEN

 

 

Everybody longs to get the vision of God. What does He look like? What is His Divine Form? These are questions that everyone long to understand. Let us set that aside. If you understand where He dwells then you can realize the attributes of His existence. In fact temples are utilized to worship only the Form aspect of the Almighty. In reality God dwells within the temple of our hearts. If the heart is pure and unalloyed then our mind will progress towards the true human values. Such is the effect of the presence of God in one's heart. Through those human values, the highest qualities of mercy, dharmic oriented life, following the path of truthful existence, empathy and sympathy with all living beings, true love towards others and such other noble qualities will automatically sprout and blossom. These are the qualities that are to be revered as the true form of God. How could God have only one Form? Whatever is the noble quality one possesses that in itself is the true Form of God. In reality whoever has these great and idealistic qualities are Divinity themselves.

 

 

Have faith in My Sayings

GURUVAAR PRARTHNA - 04/05/2017

GURUVAAR   PRARTHNA - 04/05/2017

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Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, You are the power source behind our existence, You are the healer in the midst of our diseases, You are the provider in the midst of our innumerable needs. You are the GPS to our destiny in the midst of our confusion. You are an ever present help in times of trouble. You are the supplier of peace when we are battling with worries. You are the anchor of our hope when everything is appearing hopeless. You are the key to our breakthrough in the midst of delays and failure. You are everything for us, on this holy day, we start our prayers by reading Your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

 

 

 

 Just as Kakasaheb Dixit read the Nath Bhagvat in the day, every night he read the Bhavarth Ramayan (by Eknath).

 

 

It was so regular that sometimes even the offering of flowers to God could be missed, or he could miss other customary duties or neglect his bath; but the time which he himself had alloted for reading them was always adhered.

 

 

 Both these books, written by Eknath, contained the essence of divine knowledge. Dixit thought them to be Sai Samaratha's blessing to him.

 

 

In these two unique books, which were also very appealing, the knowledge of self, non-attachment and practice of ethics – these three qualities – continued to form the three-fold wick of flame, which shone with divine light.

 

 

He who has sipped from the cup, containing the nectar of the preachings of these books, is fortunate. He overcomes the three-fold difficulties of the material world at the same time, and reaches the ultimate (moksha).

 

 

By Sai's Grace, Dixit needed a listener and I got the opportunity to listen to the Bhagvat and was thus obliged.

 

 

I began to attend the sessions, day and night, due to good fortune, which purified my ears.

 

 

 

 

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.

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Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanteeh

 

 

 

-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter  22, Ovi  183 - 189)