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Offline Ramesh Ramnani

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Re: Archana
« Reply #150 on: June 05, 2008, 04:13:53 AM »
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    मैं से बड़ी और कोई भूल नहीं। प्रभु के मार्ग में वही सबसे बड़ी बाधा है। जो उस अवरोध को पार नहीं करते, सत्य के मार्ग पर उनकी कोई गति नहीं होती।

    एक साधु किसी गांव से गुजरता था। उसका एक मित्र-साधु भी उस गांव में था। उसने सोचा कि उससे मिलता चलूं। रात आधी हे रही थी, फिर भी वह मिलने गया। एक बंद खिड़की से प्रकाश को आते देख उसने उसे खटखटाया। भीतर से आवाज आई, 'कौन है?' उसने यह सोचा कि वह तो अपनी आवाज से ही पहचान लिया जावेगा, कहा, 'मैं।' फिर भीतर से कोई उत्तर नहीं आया। उसने बार-बार खिड़की पर दस्तक दी उत्तर नहीं आया। ऐसा ही लगने लगा कि जैसे कि वह घर बिलकुल निर्जन है। उसने जोर से कहा, 'मित्र तुम मेरे लिये द्वार क्यों नहीं खोल रहे हो और चुप क्यों हो?' भीतर से कह गया, 'यह कौन ना समझ है, जो स्वयं को 'मैं' कहता है, क्योंकि 'मैं' कहने का अधिकार सिवाय परमात्मा के और किसी को नहीं है।'

    प्रभु के द्वार पर हमारे 'मैं' का ही ताला है। जो उसे तोड़ देते हें, वे पाते हैं कि द्वार तो सदा से ही खुले थे!   

    अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई

    ॐ सांई राम।।।
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    Re: Archana
    « Reply #151 on: June 19, 2008, 09:07:28 AM »
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    Prayer is the highest form of love, the purest form of love. In love there is some demand hidden, unhidden, conscious, unconscious, but there is some subtle undercurrent of demand, of desire, of conditions. In prayer love has become free of conditions, free of desires, free of passion. In prayer love is freedom. It has stopped begging. It asks nothing; it has forgotten the language of asking. On the contrary, it has learned how to give. When love starts giving it becomes prayer.

    So in fact, only love is the bridge.

    The higher love is, the more rooted you will be.... More grounded.

    Man also has roots just as do trees, but those roots are not visible roots, that's the only difference. Otherwise we have roots, but our roots are invisible. They need nourishment, and the nourishment comes through love and finally through prayer. So start by loving and by prayer; that is your whole path. The beginning should be love and the end should be prayer, and somewhere in the middle of the way, love is transformed into prayer. If one can go on loving and loving and loving, one day one suddenly sees that now the love is no more crawling on the earth but has grown wings and is flying into the sky. Then it is prayer.

    अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई

    ॐ सांई राम।।।
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    « Reply #152 on: July 14, 2008, 02:25:01 AM »
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    प्रेम और प्रार्थना का आनंद उनमें ही है- उनके बाहर नहीं। जो उनके द्वारा उनसे कुछ चाहता है, उसे उनके रहस्य का पता नहीं है। प्रेम में डूब जाना ही प्रेम का फल है। और, प्रार्थना की तन्मयता और आनंद ही उसका पुरस्कार है।

    ईश्वर का एक प्रेमी अनेक वर्षो से साधना में था। एक रात्रि उसने स्वप्न में सुना कि कोई कह रहा है, ''प्रभु तेरे भाग्य में नहीं, व्यर्थ श्रम और प्रतीक्षा मत कर।'' उसने इस स्वप्न की बात अपने मित्रों से कही। किंतु, न तो उसके चेहरे पर उदासी आई और न ही उसकी साधाना ही बंद हुई। उसके मित्रों ने उससे कहा, ''जब तूने सुन लिया कि तेरे भाग्य का दरवाजा बंद है, तो अब क्यों व्यर्थ प्रार्थनाओं में लगा हुआ है?'' उस प्रेमी ने कहा, ''व्यर्थ प्रार्थनाएं? पागलों! प्रार्थना तो स्वयं में ही आनंद है- कुछ या किसी के मिलने या न मिलने से उसका क्या संबंध है? और, जब कोई अभिलाषा रखने वाला एक दरवाजे से निराश हो जाता है, तो दूसरा दरवाजा खटखटाता है, लेकिन मेरे लिए दूसरा दरवाजा कहां है? प्रभु के अतिरिक्त कोई दरवाजा नहीं।'' उस रात्रि उसने देखा था कि प्रभु उसे आलिंगन में लिए हुए हैं।

    प्रभु के अतिरिक्त जिनकी कोई चाह नहीं है, असंभव है कि वे उसे न पा लें। सब चाहों का एक चाह बन जाना ही मनुष्य के भीतर उस शक्ति को पैदा करता है, जो कि उसे स्वयं को अतिक्रमण कर भागवत चैतन्य में प्रवेश के लिए समर्थ बनाती है....

    अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई

    ॐ सांई राम।।।
    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

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    Re: Archana
    « Reply #153 on: July 24, 2008, 03:07:26 AM »
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    प्रकाश को अंधकार का पता नहीं। प्रकाश तो सिर्फ प्रकाश को ही जानता है। जिनके हृदय प्रकाश और पवित्रता से आपूरित हो जाते हैं,  उन्हें फिर कोई हृदय अंधकार पूर्ण और अपवित्र नहीं दिखाई पड़ता। जब तक हमें अपवित्रता दिखाई पड़े, जानना चाहिए कि उसके कुछ न कुछ अवशेष जरूर हमारे भीतर हैं। वह स्वयं के अपवित्र होने की सूचना ज्यादा और कुछ नहीं है।

    सुबह की प्रार्थना के स्वर मंदिर में गूंज रहे थे। आचार्य रामानुज भी प्रभु की प्रार्थना में तल्लीन से दीखते मंदिर की परिक्रमा करते थे। और तभी अकस्मात एक चांडाल स्त्री उनके सम्मुख आ गई। उसे देख उनके पैर ठिठक गये,  प्रार्थना की तथाकथित तल्लीनता खंडित हो गई और मुंह से अत्यंत कलुष शब्द फूट पड़े : ''चांडालिन मार्ग से हट, मेरे मार्ग को अपवित्र न कर।''  प्रार्थना करती उनकी आंखों में क्रोध आ गया और प्रभु की स्तुति में लगे होठों पर विष। किंतु वह चांडाल स्त्री हटी नहीं,  अपितु हाथ जोड़कर पूछने लगी, ''स्वामी, मैं किस ओर सरकूं?  प्रभु की पवित्रता तो चारों ओर ही है!  मैं अपनी अपवित्रता किस ओर ले जाऊं?''  मानों कोई परदा रामानुज की आंखों के सामने से हट गया हो,  ऐसे उन्होंने उस स्त्री की ओर देखा। उसके वे थोड़े से शब्द उनकी सारी कठोरता बहा ले गये। श्रद्धावनत उन्होंने कहा,  ''मां, क्षमा करो। भीतर का मैल ही हमें बाहर दिखाई पड़ता है। जो भीतर की पवित्रता से आंखों को जांच लेता है, उसे चहुं ओर पावनता ही दिखाई देती है।''

    प्रभु को देखने का कोई और मार्ग मैं नहीं जानता हूं। एक ही मार्ग है और वह है - सब ओर पवित्रता का अनुभव होना। जो सब में पावन को देखने लगता है, वही और केवल वही प्रभु के की कुंजी उपलब्ध कर पाता है।

    अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई

    ॐ सांई राम।।।
    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

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    Re: Archana
    « Reply #154 on: July 30, 2008, 01:16:40 AM »
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    प्रेम को पाओ। उससे ऊपर और कुछ भी नहीं है। तिरुवल्लुवर ने कहा है, 'प्रेम जीवन का प्राण है। जिसमें प्रेम नहीं, वह सिर्फ मांस से घिरी हुई हड्डियों का ढेर है।'

    प्रेम क्या है? कल कोई पूछता था। मैंने कहा, ''प्रेम जो कुछ भी हो, उसे शब्दों में कहने का उपाय नहीं, क्योंकि वह कोई विचार नहीं है। प्रेम तो अनुभूति है। उसमें डूबा जा सकता है, लेकिन उसे जाना नहीं जा सकता। प्रेम पर विचार मत करो। विचार को छोड़ो और फिर जगत को देखो। उस शांति में जो अनुभव में आएगा, वही प्रेम है।''

    और, फिर मैंने एक कहानी भी कही। किसी बाउल फकीर से एक पंडित ने पूछा, ''क्या आपको शास्त्रों में वर्गीकृत प्रेम के विभिन्न रूपों का ज्ञान है?'' वह फकीर बोला, ''मुझ जैसा अज्ञानी शास्त्रों की बात क्या जानें?'' इसे सुनकर उस पंडित ने शास्त्रों में वर्गीकृत प्रेम की विस्तृत चर्चा की और फिर उस फकीर का तत्संबंध में मंतव्य जानना चाहा। वह फकीर खूब हंसने लगा और बोला, ''आपकी बातें सुनकर मुझे लगता था कि जैसे कोई सुनार फूलों की बगिया में घुस आया है और वह स्वर्ण को परखने वाले पत्थर पर फूलों को घिस-घिसकर उनका सौंदर्य परख रहा है!''

    प्रेम को विचारों मत- जीओ। लेकिन, स्मरण रहे कि उसे जीने में स्वयं को खोना पड़ता है। अहंकार अप्रेम है और जो जितना अहंकार को छोड़ देता है, वह उतना ही प्रेम से भर जाता है। ऐसा प्रेम ही परमात्मा के द्वार की सीढ़ी है....

    अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई

    ॐ सांई राम।।।
    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

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    « Reply #155 on: August 31, 2008, 11:28:20 PM »
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    The most important thing in any prayer is what we say to BABA but what BABA says to us.  We are apt to pray and then hurry away without giving BABA a chance to answer....

    अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई

    ॐ सांई राम।।।
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    « Reply #156 on: November 20, 2008, 07:50:54 AM »
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    There is an ancient Tibetan parable that says a man goes on praying to God, "Come to me," and cries and cries, and God comes. But by the time God reaches there the man is not there; he has moved. And sometimes even if he is there and God comes, only his body is there. Now the body cannot recognize God. He's on spiritual trips, he's never where he is. So it goes on and on, and then he dies. And then he has a real grudge against God.

    And when he comes to face God, he shouts, screams and he says, "I have been crying and crying and weeping and you never came!What about your promises? In the scriptures you have promised, 'Whenever somebody calls me I will come'!" And God said, "What are you talking about? I am fed-up with you, because I have been coming to you every day. Millions of times I came, but you were never there! You were somewhere else,, some place else. How to find you?! You never allowed me to find you."

    Now That's message : allow God to find you, you need not go in search of Him. Where will you search? You don't know His address, you don't know His name. He has none. You don't know His form, how will you recognize? Even if you come across Him, even if you bump into Him in the street.... If you are a gentleman you will say, "Sorry" and you will move on. Or, if you are not such a gentleman, you may be angry and abuse and shout and fight with Him, but how will you recognize Him? You have never seen Him before.

    The Egyptian mystics say. "When the disciple is ready, the Master comes. When the devotee is ready God appears." This is a very significant saying, of profound significance. The disciple cannot find the Master. Even if he finds, how will he recognize? It is always the Master who finds the disciple. Whenever the disciple is ready the Master appears, never before it. All directions have to be dropped.

    Those directions are the cause of why you have not been Able to disappear into God. Your search is the cause of why you have not been able to find. Stop searching and find! In fact the moment you stop searching God finds you.

    अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई

    ॐ सांई राम।।।
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    « Reply #157 on: December 07, 2008, 06:39:57 AM »
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    बाबा से मेरी प्रार्थना......जो कबूल हुई!

    मैंने बाबा से माँगी शक्ति
    उसने मुझे दी कठिनाइयाँ
    हिम्मत बढ़ाने के लिए।

    मैंने बाबा से माँगी बुद्धि
    उसने मुझे दी उलझनें
    सुलझाने के लिए।

    मैंने बाबा से माँगी समृद्धि
    उसने मुझे दी समझ
    काम करने के लिए।

    मैंने बाबा से माँगा प्यार
    उसने मुझे दिए दुखी लोग
    प्यार करने के लिए।

    मैंने बाबा से माँगी हिम्मत
    उसने मुझे दीं परेशानियाँ
    उनसे उबर पाने के लिए।

    मैंने बाबा से माँगा वरदान
    उसने मुझे दिए अवसर
    उन्हें पाने के लिए।

    बाबा ने वो मुझे नहीं दिया, जो मैंने माँगा,
    उसने मुझे वह दिया, जो मेरे लायक था।

    अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई

    ॐ सांई राम।।।
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    « Reply #158 on: December 10, 2008, 08:55:51 AM »
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    Love energy is actual prayer. Every Religion have destroyed it. They have given you readymade prayers. Prayer is a spontaneous feeling.

    Remember this story when you pray.

    Let your prayer be a spontaneous phenomenon. If even your prayer cannot be spontaneous, then what will be? If even with God you have to be readymade then where will you be authentic and true and natural?

    Say things that you would like to say. Talk to HIM as you would talk to a wise friend. But don't bring formalities in. A formal relationship is not a relationship at all. And you have become formal with God also. You miss all spontaneousness.

    Bring love into prayer. Then you can talk! It is a beautiful thing -- a dialogue with the universe.

    But have you watched? If you are really spontaneous, people will think you are mad. If you go to a tree and start talking, or to a flower, a rose, people will think you are mad. If you go to the church and talk to the cross or in a temple to the image, nobody will think you are mad, they will think you are religious. You are talking to a stone in the temple and everybody thinks you are religious because this is the authorized form.

    If you talk to a rose -- which is more alive than any stone image, which is more divine than any stone image; if you talk to a tree -- which is more deeply rooted in God than any stone image, because no image has roots, it is a dead thing that's why it kills; a tree is alive, with roots deep into the earth, branches high into the sky, connected with the whole, with the rays of the sun, with the stars -- talk to the trees! That can be a contact point with the divine, but if you talk that way people will think you are mad.

    Spontaneousness is thought to be madness. Formalities are thought to be sanity. Just the opposite is the reality. When you go into a temple and you simply repeat some crammed prayer you are simply foolish. Have a heart-to-heart talk! And prayer is beautiful. You will start flowering through it. Prayer is to be in love -- to be in love with the whole. And sometimes you get angry with the whole and you don't talk; that's beautiful. And you say: I will not talk, enough is enough, and you have not been listening to me! A beautiful gesture. Not dead. And sometimes you drop praying completely, because you go on praying and God is not listening.

    It is a relationship with deep involvement in it. You get angry. Sometimes you feel very good, feel thankful, grateful; sometimes you feel put off; but let it be a LIVING relationship; then prayer is true.

    If you just go on like a gramophone and repeat the same thing every day, you are not doing any prayer, it is not prayer.

    अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई

    ॐ सांई राम।।।

    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

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    « Reply #159 on: January 17, 2009, 07:17:20 AM »
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    Prayer is blissful when it is an expression of gratitude, with no demands, with no complaints. Whenever one starts asking for something in prayer, it is no longer blissful; it is praying out of misery, out of demand, out of need.

     It loses its grandeur, its grace. It is nothing but desire disguised as prayer. And that's what goes on in the churches, temples, mosques, in the name of prayer: people are not praying, people are asking, demanding, people are trying to exploit even God for their own purposes. They pray only when they are in need, they remember God when they are in misery. They completely forget God when they are happy. And the real prayer arises out of happiness, not Out of misery, so it is very rarely that real prayer happens in the world, because people pray when they are in pain and they forget completely when they are in pleasure. When everything is going well who bothers about God and who bothers about prayer? When something is not going right, you start remembering God.

    It happened in the life of one of the very rare men of this century, Fyodor Dostoevsky, the Russian novelist. He was also a revolutionary, and he was condemned to death with eleven of his other comrades. All twelve were to be shot early in the morning at exactly six o'clock. They were made to stand in a line and they started looking at the church tower, at the clock, and minute by minute life was disappearing. And Dostoevsky says in his memoirs that in those four, five moments, he remembered his whole past.

    It happens: when death approaches and you become aware that death is coming -- when it takes you unawares -- then it doesn't happen; but when you know that at exactly six o'clock you will be shot dead and only five minutes are left, one starts having a review.

    The whole film of the past starts moving. And in those five minutes he remembered that he has not lived his life attentively. He had wasted his life, he had lived as a robot, as a machine, unconsciously, almost asleep. He could not remember a single moment of attentiveness, of awareness. He decided, "If another life is given to me, I will devote my whole life to awareness." And by chance it happened that he was forgiven; exactly one minute before, the order from the Czar came that all those twelve had to be forgiven.

    Then somebody asked him after a few years: "What happened to your decision?" He said, "I tried, but it didn't work out; I could not live attentively. I still try but... for a moment it is there and then it is gone."

    People are living almost in a kind of sleep. But when pain comes, misery comes, they are disturbed in their sleep and they start praying, and they take great decisions that "Now, from now onwards, I will be good, I will be this, I will be that." But that is not true prayer. If it comes out of pain, once the pain is gone the prayer will be gone. The true prayer has to arise out of bliss, it has to arise out of your gratitude to God, it has to arise out of a tremendous sense that you are part of this great, profound mystery, that such an infinitely beautiful universe has been given to you for no reason at all; you have not earned it. It is a sheer gift from God.

    Then there is prayer.

    And if prayer is there, God is there. Wherever prayer is, God is. People ask, "Where is God?" -- their question is meaningless. They should ask, "What is prayer?" -- because wherever prayer is, God is. Prayer is the way to see God. Prayer gives you the eyes, the perspective to see God.  A blissful prayer to God. Let that become your existence too.


    अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई

    ॐ सांई राम।।।
    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

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    « Reply #160 on: January 18, 2009, 06:20:49 AM »
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  • जय सांई राम।।।

    एक दिन फूलों को लगा कि हमेशा पत्थरों की पूजा की जाती है।  यह भला कहां का न्याय है?  पूजा तो उनकी भी की जानी चाहिए।  वे रुठ गये!

    प्रकृति ने उनसे कहा, “तुम्हे यदि पत्थरों को न पूजना हो तो कोई बात नही; पत्थर तुम्हारी पूजा किया करेंगे किन्तु बिना पूजा किये काम नही चलेगा”

    फूलों ने यह प्रस्ताव सहर्ष स्वीकार कर लिया।  लेकिन ज्यूं ही एक-एक खुरदरा, ऊबड-खाबड और भारी पत्थर एक एक कोमल फूल पर चढाया जाने लगा त्यूं ही फूलों की जान निकलने लगी और वे कुम्हलाने-मुरझाने लगे।

    सब फूलों ने तुरंत प्रकृति से प्रार्थना की,  “नही चाहिए हमें यह सम्मान, पूजा को स्वीकार कराने की अपेक्षा पूजा करने में ही सुख है”


    अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई

    ॐ सांई राम।।।
    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

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    « Reply #161 on: January 20, 2009, 07:46:37 AM »
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    Prayer is not human, it is always divine, because it is not done by us; it happens to us. It is a penetration of the beyond, a ray of light coming into the darkness of our being.

    It is not something that we invent, it is a gift.  All that is needed on our part is to be ready to receive it, to be willing, to be open, to be vulnerable.

    Prayer is not an act that you can perform; it is not a ritual, it is nothing that you can do anything about.  One is utterly helpless before prayer.  There is only one thing you can do and that doing is very negative: don't hinder it.  When it comes to you, welcome it; when it fills your heart, don't be afraid; when it starts flowing in your tears, allow it.  Be in a let-go and prayer happens.

    So whenever you are feeling harmonious, whenever you are feeling happy for no reason at all -- morning, evening, night -- then just sit with closed eyes, in a state of surrender... just available. Not available to anything in particular, not expecting something to happen, not waiting for God to do something to you... because those are subtle demands and they become the hindrances. Just being silent, enjoying silence, utterly surrendered and open to existence, one starts hearing the footsteps of the beyond, very close by.  They go on coming closer and closer and closer, and suddenly they are so close that they become your heartbeat.  Ultimately they are so close that you cannot separate yourself from them; you are them.

    A man cannot do prayer but a man can become prayer. Prayer is a state of being, not a state of doing.

    अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई

    ॐ सांई राम।।।
    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

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    « Reply #162 on: July 26, 2009, 09:04:39 AM »
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    Prayer becomes false when we start demanding something; prayer is true when it is only a thanksgiving and nothing else. Because already much has been given to us... much that we don't deserve at all, for which we have not done anything. Life has been given to us -- we have not paid for it, we have not earned it. It is a gift, a sheer gift.

    These two words are very important. One is 'pranam' -- it means a thankful salute. Another is 'prasad' -- 'prasad' means gift. Prasad is from god's side. Pranam is from our side. He gives -- we can only be grateful. In return we have nothing to give. Life is a prasad, a gift. Love is a prasad, a gift... this beautiful existence and so many possibilities and so much potential. Each moment is pregnant with infinite benediction. God is the giver.

    All that we can do in return is bow down in deep gratitude. His gift is called 'prasad'; our gratitude is called 'pranam'.

    So become a constant salute. Slowly slowly it penetrates so deeply that small things, very small things.... You are feeling thirsty: just a glass of water, and the thirst is quenched then there arises great thankfulness. You see a flower and suddenly you are possessed by its beauty. One would like to bow down, one would like to be on one's knees and have a little prayer. And then at each step and in every moment you will find many many things every day. And these things were always happening but you were not aware.

    Only a grateful person becomes aware of the infinite gifts that are constantly being showered on us. The more grateful you are, the more you become aware how many gifts are being given. The more you feel grateful, the more you become open to receive. And those who are ready to receive, all is given to them. Nothing else is is needed... just an open heart.

    One has to become a host, then only BABA will be ready to become the guest.

    अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई

    ॐ सांई राम।।।
    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

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    « Reply #163 on: July 30, 2009, 10:19:04 AM »
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    Prayer is the key that opens your day to every blessing.  It also is a lock that closes the night to keep you safe while sleeping.  So what you to do is "Use your key all the time".

    अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई
    ॐ सांई राम।।।
    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

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    « Reply #164 on: August 04, 2009, 09:49:21 AM »
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    Prayer can either be serious or cheerful. If it is serious it is ill, unhealthy; something has gone sour in it. If it is cheerful, dancing, rejoicing, then it is healthy and whole. Ordinarily people pray only when they are sad, miserable; hence their prayer never soars very high. It cannot reach to the ultimate. It has no wings, it cannot fly. It cannot take you to the core of the mystery of existence. Because it is out of your misery it is heavy; because it is out of your sadness it knows nothing of dance. It cannot laugh, it knows nothing of laughter.

    This has to be remembered : prayer should be playful. It should not be serious, it should be sincere, certainly, but not serious. It should be silent but not sad. It should be capable of love, laughter, lightness.  Unless it is rooted in delight it cannot take you very far.

    A healthy prayer is nothing but a rejoicing in life and all its gifts. And life is beautiful. Each moment is full of surprise, and each moment brings tremendous possibilities of being ecstatic; but unless you are in a prayerful mood, receptive, laughing, dancing, you cannot receive those ecstatic gifts. You remain closed.

    Prayer means the opening of the heart, just like a bud opening and becoming a flower... Then the flower enjoys the sun rays, the wind, the rain. Then the flower is laughing; it is laughter. It is a song. And a tiny flower is not as tiny as it appears, because it goes on pouring its fragrance into existence. It gives, it not only has. It not only gets, it gives too, it shares; it shares its whole spirit.

    Become a blissful prayer a cheerful prayer and then BABA is not far away. In that very cheerfulness HE is found.

    अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई

    ॐ सांई राम।।।
    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

     


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