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Title: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 22, 2005, 10:51:08 AM
Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

Saburi (patience) ferries you across to the distant goal.

Meditate on me either with form or without form, that is pure bliss.

Look to me and I will look to you.

My devotees see everything as their Guru.

If we see all actions as God’s doing, we will be unattached and free from karmic bondage.

Meditate on what you read and think of God.

Let us be humble.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 22, 2005, 10:53:11 AM
Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.

The giver gives, but really he is sowing the seed for later: the gift of a rich harvest.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM



dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 22, 2005, 10:53:41 AM
Satsang that is associating with the good is good. Dussaya, or associating with evil-minded people, is evil and must be avoided


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM



dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: SS91 on August 22, 2005, 11:10:33 AM
My Guru never expected anything from me.

He never neglected Me, but protected Me at all times".

Shirdi sai

subhasrini
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: SS91 on August 22, 2005, 11:11:36 AM
"God lives in all beings and creatures, whether they be serpents or scorpions.

He is the great wirepuller of the world, and all beings, serpents,

scorpion etc, obey His commands.

Unless He wills, nobody can do any harm to others".


Shirdi SaiBaba



subhasrini
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: SS91 on August 22, 2005, 11:12:36 AM
Believe Me, that if anybody sings. My leelas, I will give him

infinite joy and everlasting contentment.


Shirdi Sai


subhasrini
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: SS91 on August 22, 2005, 11:13:59 AM
'”It is My special characteristic, to free any person who surrenders

completely to Me and who does worship Me faithfully, and who

remembers Me, and meditates on Me constantly."


Shirdi Sai



subhasrini
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: SS91 on August 22, 2005, 11:15:08 AM
How can they be conscious of worldly objects and sensations,; who

 utter My name, who worship Me, who think of My stories and My life

and who thus always remember Me ?

Shirdi Sai



subhasrini
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: SS91 on August 22, 2005, 11:16:19 AM
“I shall draw out My devotees from the jaws of Death.

"Do not be afraid, hold fast to the handle of knowledge of this mill, as I do, and do not wander far away from the same but turn inward to the centre and you are sure to be saved".

Shirdi Sai

subhasrini
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 22, 2005, 11:47:52 PM
Sainatha Sainatha Sainatha Sadgurum

Yogiraja Yugapurusha Bhaktakoti Vanditham

Kripanidhim Tapodhanim Sainatha Pahimaam

Divyateja Bhavyamoorthi Punyacharita Poojitam

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 23, 2005, 10:14:08 PM
Sai Baba had different ways of dealing with different people. He was the center and to each man he darted a separate radius. Most people who approached Baba cared for material things only and hardly any came to him for the highest spiritual benefit of Atma Nishta - Sri Narayana Asram, Sanyasi of Wai, as quoted by Poojyasri BV Narasimha Swamiji in "Life of Sai Baba - Vol. III"

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM



dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 23, 2005, 10:15:43 PM
"Though I have become a Fakir, have no house or wife, and though leaving off all cares, I have stayed at one place, the inevitable Maya teases Me often. Though I forgot Myself I cannot forget Her. She always envelops Me. This Maya (illusive power) of the Lord (Shri Hari) teases God Brahma and others, then what to speak of a poor Fakir like Me? Those who take refuge in the Lord will be freed from Her clutches with his grace".

The maya here BABA speaks is interpreted as 6 inner enemies - Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha Madha and MathsaryaThese inner enemies do surface at some point when we are involved in serving the MASTER when take up his work of serving the humanity. When that happens mind is clouded with ignorance and we indulge in infidelity, arguments, scandalizing, sin and are self opinionated and pompous in our actions without considering the consequence of our actions. One should keep future aspects of actions in view rather than acting on the spur of the moment. One derives satisfaction to ego at that moment, but Lord is our witness, and we will reap the fruits of our actions either good or bad later - there is no escape.

BABA gave an antidote for such behavior. Chapter 20 of Satcharitha, in which Hemadpant writes about Ishaopanishad describing it as "The poetry of the Ishopanishad is a Commixture of moral, mystical and metaphysical (ibid, Page 41)"." Das Ganu learnt through the actions of the poor girl that "all our feelings of pain and pleasure depend upon the attitude of our mind". We have to surrender negative thoughts and feelings to Lotus feet of our Sadguru and ask Him to guide us and help us to take hold of the reins of these wild thoughts and actions so that we may do our service diligently and with purity. One falters in the way of executing works of BABA, but by using knowledge and focusing on goals one needs to render highest quality of Service.
(Contributed by Anitha Kandukuri, Saidarbar, Canberra, Australia)

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 23, 2005, 10:17:58 PM
The appeasement of the dog's hunger is the same as Mine. The dog has a soul, the creatures may be different, but the hunger of all is the same, though some speak and others are dumb. Know for certain that, he who feeds the hungry really serves Me with food. Regard this as axiomatic truth".

Sri Sai Baba of Shirdi


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 23, 2005, 10:19:09 PM

Baba's saying; "If you spread your palm with devotion before me, I am immediately with you day and night. Though I am here bodily (now in samadhi) still I know what you do beyond the seven seas. Go, wherever you will, over the wide world, I am with you. My abode is in your heart and I am with in you. Worship me always, who is seated in your heart, as well as in the hearts of all beings. (Sarvantaryami). Blessed and fortunate indeed is he who knows me thus." (Sai Satcharita Ch. XV)


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 24, 2005, 03:22:39 AM
"I think of my people day and night. I say their names over and over"-Saibaba



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 24, 2005, 03:24:00 AM
"My eye (of vigilant supervision) is ever on those who love me. Whatever you do, whoever you may be, ever bear this in mind, that I am always aware of everything you do" - Sadguru Sai Baba of Shirdi

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 24, 2005, 03:53:58 AM
"The teachings of a Guru are of no use to a man who is full of egoism and who only thinks about the material objects. Purification of mind is absolutely necessary. Without it, all our spiritual endeavors are nothing but a useless pomp. My treasury is full and I can give anyone what he wants but I have to see whether he is qualified to receive it" - Sai Baba of Shirdi

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 24, 2005, 12:25:20 PM
"Baba would accept with appreciation any small thing offered with love and devotion, but if the same thing was offered with pride and haughtiness, He would reject it. Being Himself full of Sat Chit Anand (Existence, Knowledge and Bliss) He did not care much for mere outward formalities; but if an offering was made in a meek and humble spirit, the same was welcome and He accepted it with pleasure and avidity" - Shri Sai Satcharitha by Hemadpant.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 24, 2005, 11:00:06 PM
I have to take care of my children day and night and give an account to God of every paisa.

The wise are cheerful and content with their lot in life.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 24, 2005, 11:01:36 PM
People abuse their own friends and family, but it is only after performing many meritorious acts that one gets a human birth. Why then come to Shirdi and slander people?


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 26, 2005, 09:13:54 AM
Baba Said....

"The Guru alone knows the topsy-turvy Suspension, 'with head down and feet up' can give happiness "
 
Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 26, 2005, 10:56:13 AM
However distant my people may be, I draw them to me just as we pull a bird to us with a string tied to its foot.

Without my grace, not even a leaf can move.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 26, 2005, 10:57:48 AM
See the divine in the human being.

Look to me and I will look to you.

My devotees see everything as their Guru


The four sadhanas and the six Sastras are not necessary. Just has complete trust in your guru: it is enough.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM



dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 26, 2005, 01:12:33 PM
OMSAIRAM!
Shri Sai Baba in a Leaf photo
http://www.saibaba.org/picture1.html

Baba's Palanquine
http://www.saibaba.org/saip2.html

Shri Sai Baba New photo
http://www.saibaba.org/saivan3.html

Baba Sitting on Stone
http://www.saibaba.org/saip3.html

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 31, 2005, 12:57:56 PM
Whatever happens, never DESERT your Guru; instead you should always remain at steady At-One-Ment with Him. Always remember that your Guru's loving glance gives you HAPPINESS

Look at Me with sincere Devotion and I, in turn, look at you likewise. Sitting in this Masjid (Sai's dwelling place), I speak the truth nothing but the TRUTH. Have FAITH CONFIDENCE in your Guru and know well that He is the Sole Actor or Doer

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 31, 2005, 12:59:04 PM
BLESSED is the one who knows and recognizes the Greatness of His Guru and thinks of Him to be Hari, Hara Brahmah Incarnate (Trinity of Gods).

PATIENCE is the mine of Virtues and Consort of Good Thoughts. FAITH (Shraddha or Nishta) and PATIENCE (Saburi) are like the Twin Sisters loving each other very intimately.

PATIENCE can ferry you across the sea of mundane existence and can remove all sins, afflictions and get rid of calamities in various ways, besides casting aside all fears ultimately making for success.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 31, 2005, 01:00:37 PM
Love your Guru with all your heart and surrender prostrate before Him with reverence; then there will be no sea of Mundane Existence to cross over just as there is no darkness before the Sun.

One who loves Me intensely, always sees Me. To him this world is a desert without Me. I lead him to Self-Realisation. For I am dependent on him--one, who thinks and hungers only after Me, or who does not eat even a morsel of food without first offering it to Me.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 01, 2005, 07:53:22 PM
Baba Said....

"The objects of our life such as Dharma, Artha and Kama are attainable with our effort, but the fourth object, Moksha (liberation), can only be had with the help of Guru "

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 03, 2005, 06:18:27 AM
Baba had the power to completely blackout some lines of thought, e.g., that of returning home from Upasani's mind for eight days after his first visit to Baba. This yogic power, which blacks out completely unwanted thoughts would evidently imply the power to give positive bliss to persons fit to receive it. If a person is comparatively free from sin and vice and could keep his mind sufficiently blank or sufficiently pure even for a while, any ordinary or sufficiently experienced hypnotist with a command could fill his mind with blissful thoughts over a considerable period of time. Baba's yoga sampoorna state enabled Him to keep several people in such happy state as they themselves have recorded in their experiences.  

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 04, 2005, 12:26:43 AM
Remuneration for Labour

One day at noon, Baba came near Radha-Krishna-Mai's house and said - "Bring Me a ladder." Some men brought it and set it against a house as directed by Baba. He climbed up on the roof of Vaman Gondkar's house, passed the roof of Radha-Krishna-Mai's house and then got down from the other corner. What object Baba had, none could know. Radha-Krishna-Mai was, at that time, shivering with Malaria. It may be to drive off that fever, that He may have gone there. Immediately after getting down, Baba paid Rupees two to the persons who brought the ladder. Somebody asked Baba, why he paid so much for this. He replied that nobody should take the labour of others, in vain. The worker should be paid, his dues promptly and liberally.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 04, 2005, 12:29:41 AM
to have full faith in our Mother, i.e., the Guru, and abide by His instructions: for he knows our welfare better than any other person. Carve out on your heart, the following words of Baba - "There are innumerable saints in this world, but 'Our father' (Guru) is the Father (Real Guru). Others might say many good things, but we should never forget our Guru's words. In short, love your Guru whole-heartedly, surrender to Him completely and prostrate yourselves before Him reverentially and then you will see that there is no sea of the mundane existence before you to cross, there is no darkness before the sun."

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 04, 2005, 12:31:44 AM

Wooden plank Baba's Bed-Stead, and not Bhagat's

In His earlier days, Baba slept on a wooden plank, 4 arms in length and only a span in breadth with panatis (earthen lamps) burning at the four corners. Later on He broke the plank into pieces and threw it away (Vide Chapter X). Once Baba was describing the greatness or importance of this plank to Kakasaheb. Hearing this the latter said to Baba - "If You still love the wooden plank, I will again suspend or hang up one in the Masjid again for You to sleep at ease." Baba replied - "I won't like to sleep up, leaving Mhalasapati down on the ground." Then Kakasaheb said - "I will provide another plank for Mhalasapati." Baba - "How can he sleep on the plank? It is not easy to sleep up on the plank. He who has many good qualities in him can do so. He who can sleep 'with his eyes wide open' can effect that. When I go to sleep I ask often Mhalasapati to sit by My side, place his hand on My heart and watch the 'chanting of the Lord's name' there, and if he finds Me sleepy, wake Me up. He can't do even this. He himself gets drowsy and begins to nod his head. When I feel his hand heavy as a stone on My heart and cry out - 'Oh Bhagat', he moves and opens his eyes. How can he, who can't sit and sleep well on the ground and whose asana (posture) is not steady and who is a slave to sleep, sleep high up on a plank? On many other occasions Baba said, out of love for His devotees - "What (whether good or bad) is ours, is with us, and what is another's is with him."

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 06, 2005, 07:16:17 AM
Lt. Col. M.B. Nimbalkar in his book "Shri Sai Baba's Teachings and Philosophy" wrote as follows: "Sai Baba was always practical and realistic in his teachings. He never told his devotees to lie and asked them always to speak truth. The devotees knew that Sai Baba was antharjnaani (knower of the secrets of every being) and he would certainly catch them if they told a lie. Hence hey dared not speak untruth in his presence. Hemadpanth in his original Marathi Shri Sai Satcharitha rightly says: Untruth does not work before Sai and Sai cannot be procured with untruth. Untruth means downfall. Untruth in the end takes you to hell"

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 06, 2005, 07:23:52 AM
http://www.liveindia.com/sai/experience.html



http://www.saibabaofshirdi.net/saibhajans.htm



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 12, 2005, 08:17:09 AM
Get on with your worldly activities cheerfully, but do not forget God.

Do not kick against the pricks of life


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 12, 2005, 08:18:27 AM
Whoever withdraws their heart from wife, child, and parents and loves me, is my real lover.

Distinguish right from wrong and be honest, upright and virtuous.
 
Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 12, 2005, 12:21:56 PM
Sai is not finite or limited. He dwells in all beings, from ants and insects to the God Brahma. He pervades all. Sai was well-versed in the knowledge of the Vedas, as well as in the science of Self-realisation. As He was proficient in both these, He was well-fitted to be the Sad-guru. Any one, though learned, but not able to awaken the disciples and establish them in Self-realisation, does not deserve to be called a Sadguru. Generally the father gives birth to the body, and death invariably follows life; but Sadguru does away with both life and death, and so he is more kind and merciful, than any body.

Sai Baba often said that-let His man (Devotee) be at any distance, a thousand koss away from Him, he will be drawn to Shirdi like a sparrow, with a thread tied to its feet

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 13, 2005, 12:52:43 PM
"What a wonderful power is this! Baba spoke nothing, there was no question and answer, no benediction pronounced; the mere darshana itself was so conducive to happiness; the restlessness of my mind disappeared by His mere darshan, consciousness of joy came upon me - this is what is called 'the greatness of darshan"-Kakaji Vaidya's experiences as described by Hemadpant in Shri Sai Satcharita

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 15, 2005, 11:04:25 AM
Guru is the only God. If we believe in Sad-guru's holy feet, he can change our fortune for the better. If we serve Him nicely, we get rid of our Samsar. We need not study any philosophy like the Nyaya and the Mimansa. If we make Him our Helmsman, we can easily cross over the sea of all our pains and sorrows. As we trust the helmsman in crossing rivers and seas, so we have to trust our Sadguru in getting over the ocean of worldly existence. The Sadguru looks to the intense feeling and devotion of his devotees, endows them with knowledge and eternal bliss.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 16, 2005, 03:54:48 AM
"Believe Me, though I pass away, My bones in My tomb will give you hope and confidece. Not only Myself but My tomb would be speaking, moving and communicating with those, who surrender themselves whole-heartedly to Me. Do not be anxious that I would be absent from you. You will hear My bones speaking and discussing your welfare. But remember Me always, believe in Me heart and soul, and then you will be most benefited."

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 21, 2005, 08:23:57 AM
"IF YOU LOOK TO ME ,I LOOK TO U".

BABA I LOVE YOU SO MUCHHHHHHHHHHH.....................................................

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 27, 2005, 07:01:22 AM
OMSAIRAM!
"NOT A LEAF CAN MOVE WITHOUT MY GRACE"

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 28, 2005, 07:43:50 AM
OMSAIRAM!

I get angry with none. Will a mother get angry with her children? Will the ocean send back the waters to the several rivers?

Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.
 
What is our duty? To behave properly. That is enough.
 
My eye is ever on those who love me.
 
Whatever you do, wherever you may be, always bear this in mind: I am always aware of everything you do.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 29, 2005, 11:38:11 PM
My people do not come to me of their own accord; it is I who seek and bring them to me.
 
All that is seen is my form: ant, fly, prince, and pauper.
 
However distant my people may be, I draw them to me just as we pull a bird to us with a string tied to its foot.
 
I Love Devotion.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 30, 2005, 04:33:08 AM
Characteristic of Shirdi - Pilgrimage

One special peculiarity of Shirdi-pilgrimage was this, that none could leave Shirdi, without Baba's permission; and if he did, he invited untold sufferings, but if any one was asked to quit Shirdi, he could stay there no longer. Baba gave certain suggestions or hints, when Bhaktas went to bid good-bye and take leave. These suggestions had to be followed. If they were not followed or were departed from, accidents were sure to befall them, who acted contrary to Baba's directions.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 30, 2005, 04:34:13 AM
In the case of Sai Baba, if a devotee really longed to offer anything to Sai Baba, and if he afterwards forgot to offer the same, Baba reminded him, or his friend about the offering, and made him present it to Him, and then accepted it and blessed the devotee.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 30, 2005, 04:36:00 AM
Remember Him (Sai Baba) always with love, for He was engrossed in doing good to all, and always abided in His Self. To remember Him only is to solve the riddle of life and death. This is the best and easiest of Sadhanas, as it involves no expenditure. A little exertion here brings great rewards. So as long as our senses are sound, we should, minute my minute, practice this Sadhana. All other Gods are illusory ; Guru is the only God. If we believe in Sad-guru's holy feet, he can change our fortune for the better. If we serve Him nicely, we get rid of our Samsar. We need not study any philosophy like the Nyaya and the Mimansa. If we make Him our Helmsman, we can easily cross over the sea of all our pains and sorrows. As we trust the helmsman in crossing rivers and seas, so we have to trust our Sadguru in getting over the ocean of worldly existence. The Sadguru looks to the intense feeling and devotion of his devotees, endows them with knowledge and eternal bliss.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 30, 2005, 04:37:42 AM
He always uttered 'Allah Malik' (God the real owner). Entire and unbroken was His love for the Bhaktas. He was the mine or store-house for self-knowledge and full of Divine Bliss. Such was the Divine Form of Sai Baba, boundless, endless and undifferentiated. One principle which envelopes the whole universe, (from a stone pillar to Brahma) incarnated in Sai Baba. The really meritorious and fortunate people got this treasure-trove in their hands, while those people who not knowing the real worth of Sai Baba took or take Him to be a man, a mere human being, were and are indeed miserable.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 30, 2005, 04:39:31 AM
Blessed are the people of Shirdi, who worshipped Sai as their God. While eating, drinking, working in their backyards and fields and doing various household works, they always remembered Sai and sang His glory. They knew no other God except Sai. What to speak of the love, the sweetness of the love, of the women of Shirdi! They were quite ignorant, but their pure love inspired them to compose poems or songs in their simple rural language. Letters or learning they had none, still one can discern real poetry in their simple songs. It is not intelligence, but love, that inspires real poetry as such. Real poetry is the manifestation of true love; and this can be seen and appreciated by intelligent listeners.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 30, 2005, 12:28:52 PM
It is said that Sai Baba himself calls his devotees to Shirdi and that his blessings can heal even the deepest wound.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 30, 2005, 12:31:40 PM
He got almost all the temples in Shirdi repaired. Through Tatya Patil, the temples of Shani, Ganapati, Shankar-Parvati, Village Deity, and Maruti were put in order. His charity was also remarkable. The money He used to collect as Dakshina was freely distributed, Rs.20 to some, Rs.15 or 50, to others everyday. The recipients thought that this was ‘pure’ charity money, and Baba wished that it should be usefully employed.

People were immensely benefited by having a darshana of Baba. Some became hale and hearty; wicked people were turned into good ones. Kushtha (Leprosy) was cured in some cases, many got their desires fulfilled, without any drops or medicine being put in the eyes, some blind men got back their sight and some lame ones got their legs. Nobody could see the end of His extraordinary greatness. His fame spread far and wide, and pilgrims from all sides flocked to Shirdi. Baba sat always near the Dhuni and eased Himself there, and always sat in meditation; sometimes with and on other times without a bath.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 30, 2005, 12:32:48 PM
Baba was sitting and talking with Mhalsapati, Appa Shinde and Kashiram, when He at once said, "Let us all four do some Bhajan, the doors of Pandhari are open, let us merrily sing." Then they began to sing in chorus, the burden of the song being "I have to go to Pandharpur and I have to stay on there, for it is the house of my Lord."

Baba sang and the devotees followed Him. In a short time Nanasaheb came there with his family, prostrated before Baba and requested Him to accompany them to Pandharpur and stay with them there. This solicitation was not necessary, as the devotees told Nanasaheb that Baba was already in the mood of going to Pandharpur and staying there. Hearing this Nanasaheb was moved and fell at Baba’s Feet. Then getting Baba’s permission, Udi (sacred ashes) and Blessings, Nanasaheb left for Pandharpur.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 01, 2005, 05:00:13 AM
Baba's promising words  


""Wherever you are, whatever you do, always remember this one thing well, that I come to know, all the time, and in detail, what you are doing". And I, about whom you have such an experience, am nearest to all, and dwell in everybody's heart. I travel everywhere and am the Lord and Master of all.

 
Gurur   Brahma, Gurur  Vishnu, Gurur  Devoh Maheshwara  
Guru Sakshat  Parabrahmah Tasmai  Shree  Guru  Veh  Namah  

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 01, 2005, 05:01:31 AM
I fill this entire creation of beings, both animate and inanimate, and yet remain. All this is the Divine Scheme, in which I am the principal manager of the strings. I am the Mother of this Universe and all the beings therein; I am also the point of equilibrium of the Trigunas - I alone provoke all the senses and, the Creator, Sustainer and Destroyer of this Universe!

He who turns his attention to me can have no difficulties, whatsoever. But he who forgets me will be ruthlessly whipped by Maya. ""This visible worlds is my own manifestation, be it a worm or an ant, a pauper or a king. This immeasurable creation of the movable and the immovable, is really Baba's very self".


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 01, 2005, 10:11:44 PM
It is a well-known fact, that the Sadguru looks first to the qualifications of his disciples; and then gives them suitable instructions, without unsettling their minds in the least, and leads them on towards the goal of self-realization. In this respect, some say that what the Sadguru teaches or instructs, should not be divulged to others. They think that their instructions, become useless, if they are published. This view is not correct. The Sadguru is like a monsoon cloud. He pours down profusely, i.e., scatters widely his nectar-like teachings. These, we should enjoy and assimilate to our heart's content; and then serve others with them, without any reserve. This rule should apply, not only to what he teaches in our waking state, but to the visions he gives us in our dreams. To quote an instance: Budhakowshik Rishi composed his celebrated Ram-raksha stotra, which he had seen in his dream.

Like a loving mother forcing bitter but wholesome medicines down the throats of her children for the sake of their health, Sai Baba imparted spiritual instructions to His devotees. His method was not veiled or secret, but quite open. The devotees who followed His instructions got their object. Sad-gurus like Sai Baba open our (eyes of the) intellect and show us the divine beauties of the Self, and fulfill our tender longings of devotion. When this is done, our desire for sense-objects vanishes, twin fruits of Viveka (discrimination) and Vairagya (dispassion or non-attachment) come to our hands; and knowledge sprouts up even in the sleep. All this we get, when we come in contact with Saints (Sad-guru), serve them and secure their love. The Lord, who fulfills the desires of His devotees, comes to our aid, removes our troubles and sufferings, and makes us happy. This progress or development is entirely due to the help of the Sadguru, who is regarded as the Lord Himself. Therefore, we should always be after the Sad-guru, hear His stories, fall at His Feet and serve Him.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 02, 2005, 12:20:54 AM
"Do not bark at people and don't be aggressive, but put up with others complaints"-Sai Baba of Shirdi


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 02, 2005, 12:44:59 AM
Jeevan se hasna kyon? Aur mrityu se rona kyon? (Why rejoice over life? and why grieve over death?) - Sai Baba of Shirdi


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 02, 2005, 06:03:16 AM
"You thought, that I was in Shirdi, with a body composed of the five elements and 3 1/2 cubics in length, and not outside of it. Now you see and determine for yourself whether the person you see here now, is the same you saw at Shirdi'1 said Baba to Mankar at Machindragada (Satara district) (Ref. ESS, CH. XXXI).

"/ require no door to enter, I have no form or any extension, I live everywhere, I carry on as the wirepuller, alt the actions of the men who trust Me and merge in Me" said Baba to Megha.

Baba was/is Parabrahma. One without birth, body, age or death. He was, is and will be with us eternally

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 03, 2005, 01:22:14 PM
Baba then spoke as follows.

"There was a fickle-minded gentleman. He had health and wealth and was free from both physical and mental afflictions, but he took on him needless anxieties and burdens and wandered hither and thither, thus losing his peace of mind. Sometimes he dropped the burdens and at other times carried them again. His mind knew no steadiness. Seeing his state, I took pity on him and said, "Now please keep your faith on any one place (point) you like, why roam like this? Stick quietly to one place.

Thakkar at once came to know that, that was an exact description of himself. He wished that Kaka should also return with him but no one expected that Kaka would be allowed to leave Shirdi so soon. Baba read also this thought to his and permitted Kaka to return with his master. Thakkar got one more proof of Baba's capacity to read another's mind.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 03, 2005, 01:23:44 PM
Then Baba asked Kaka for Rs. 15/- as Dakshina and received it. To Kaka He said, "If I take one rupee as Dakshina from anybody I have to return it tenfold to him. I never take anything gratis. I never ask any one indiscriminately. I only ask and take from him whom the Fakir (My Guru) points out. If any one is indebted formerly to the Fakir money is received from him. The donor gives, i.e. sows his seeds, only to reap a rich harvest in future. Wealth should be the means to work out Dharma. If it is used for personal enjoyment, it is wasted. Unless you have given it before, you do not get it now. So the best way to receive is to give. The giving of Dakshina advances Vairagya (Non-attachment) and thereby Bhakti and Jnana. Give one and receive tenfold".

On hearing these words Mr. Thakkar himself gave Rs.15/- in Baba's hand, forgetting his resolve not to do so. He thought he did well in coming to Shirdi as all his doubts were solved and he learnt so much.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 03, 2005, 01:26:06 PM
Baba never, in fact, actually begged any money, nor allowed His Bhaktas to beg. He regarded money as a danger or bar to spiritual progress and did not allow His Bhaktas to fall into its clutches. Bhagat Mhalsapati, is an instance on tis point. He was very poor and could hardly make both ends meet. Baba never allowed him to make any money, nor gave him anything from the Dakshina amount. Once a kind and liberal merchant named Hansaraj gave a large amount of money to Mhalsapati in Baba's presence, but Baba did not allow him to accept it.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 03, 2005, 01:35:10 PM
Blessed is Shri Sai Samartha who gives instructions in both temporal and spiritual matters to His devotees and makes them happy by enabling them to achieve the goal of their life, - Sai He who when places His hand on their heads transfers His powers to them and thus destroying the sense of differentiation, makes them attain the Unattainable Thing. - He who embraces the Bhaktas who prostrate themselves before Him with no sense of duality or difference. He becomes one with the Bhaktas as the sea with the rivers when they meet it in the rainy season and gives them His power and position. It follows from this that he who sings the Leelas of God's Bhaktas is equally or more dear to Him than one who sangs the Leelas of God only.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 03, 2005, 01:37:30 PM
Blessed, Oh Sai, are Your Feet, blessed is Your remembrance and blessed is Your darshana which frees us from the bond of Karma. Though Your Form is invisible to us now, still if the devotees believe in You, they get living experiences from You. By an invisible and subtle thread You draw Your devotees from far and near to Your Feet and embrace them like a kind and loving mother. The devotees do not know where You are, but You so skillfully pull the wires that they ultimately realize that You are at their back to help and support them. The intelligent, wise and learned folk fall into the pit of the samsar on account of their egoism, but You save, by Your power, the poor, simple and devout persons. Inwardly and invisibly you play all the game, but show that you are not concerned with it. You do things and pose yourself as a non-doer. Nobody ever knows Your life. The best course therefore for us is to surrender our body, speech and mind to Your Feet and always chant Your name for destroying our sins. You fulfill the wishes of the devotees and to those who are without any desire You give bliss supreme. Chanting Your sweet name is the easiest sadhan for devotees. By this sadhan (means), our sins, Rajas and Tamas qualities will vanish, the Sattwa qualities and righteousness will gain predominance and along with this, discrimination, dispassion and knowledge will follow. Then we shall abide in our Self and our Guru (who are one and the same). This is what is called complete surrender to the Guru. The only sure sign of this is that our mind gets calm and peaceful. The greatness of this surrender, devotion and knowledge is unique; for peace, non-attachment, fame and salvation etc., come in its train.

If Baba accepts a devotee, He follows him and stands by him, day and night, at his home or abroad. Let the devotee go anywhere he likes, Baba is there ahead of him in some form in an inconceivable manner.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 03, 2005, 11:42:21 PM
The life of Sai Baba is as wide and deep as the infinite ocean; and all can dive deep into the same and take out precious gems (of knowledge and Bhakti), and distribute them to the aspiring public. The stories, parables, and teachings of Sai Baba are very wonderful. They will give peace and happiness to the people, who are afflicted with sorrows and heavily loaded with miseries of this worldly existence, and also bestow knowledge and wisdom, both in the worldly and in spiritual domains. If these teachings of Sai Baba, which are as interesting and instructive as the Vedic lore, are listened to and meditated upon, the devotees will get, what they long for, viz., union with Brahman, mastery in eight-fold Yoga, Bliss of meditation etc

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 04, 2005, 08:51:05 AM
If one devotes his entire time to me and rests in me, he need fear nothing for body and soul.
 
If one sees me and me alone and listens to my Leelas and is devoted to me alone, he will reach God.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 05, 2005, 01:11:55 PM
Bhagwantrao Kshirsagar’s Story

How fond was Baba for Vithal worship was illustrated in Bhagwantrao Kshirsagar’s story. The father of Bhagwantrao was a devotee of Vithoba, and used to make Varis (annual trips) to Pandharpur. He also had an image of Vithoba at home, which he worshipped. After his death, the son stopped everything - the Vari, the worship and shraddha ceremony etc. When Bhagwantrao came to Shirdi, Baba on remembering his father, at once said - "His father was my friend, so I dragged him (the son) here. He never offered naivaidya (offering of food) and so he starved Vithal and Me. So I brought him here. I shall remonstrate him now and set him to worship."

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 05, 2005, 01:13:00 PM
Das Ganu’s Bath in Prayag

The Hindus think that a bath in the holy Tirth of Prayag, where the Ganga and Yamuna meet, is very meritorious and thousands of pilgrims go there, at periodical times, to have the sacred bath there. Once, Das Ganu thought that he should go to Prayag for a bath, and came to Baba to get His permission for doing so. Baba replied to him - "It is not necessary to go so long. Our Prayag is here, believe me." Then wonder of wonders! When Das Ganu placed his head on Baba’s Feet, out came or flowed streams, of Ganga - Yamuna water, from both the toes of Baba. Seeing this miracle, Das Ganu was overwhelmed with feelings of love and adoration and was full of tears. Inwardly, he felt inspired, and his speech burst forth into a song in praise of Baba and His Leelas.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 05, 2005, 01:15:01 PM
Sai Baba gave His complete assent to the writing of the Sat-Charita and said, "I fully agree with you regarding the writing of Sat Charita. You do your duty, don’t be afraid in the least, steady your mind and have faith in My words. If my Leelas are written, the Avidya (nescience) will vanish and if they are attentively, and devoutly listened to, the consciousness of the worldly existence will abate, and strong waves of devotion, and love will rise up and if one dives deep into My Leelas, he would get precious jewels of knowledge."

Hearing this, author was much pleased, and he at once became fearless and confident, and thought that work was bound to be a success. Then turning to Shama (Madhavrao Deshpande) Sai Baba said.

"If a man utters My name with love, I shall fulfill all his wishes, increase his devotion. And if he sings earnestly My life and My deeds, him I shall beset in front and back and on all sides. Those devotees, who are attached to Me, heart and soul, will naturally feel happiness, when they hear these stories. Believe Me that if anybody sings My Leelas, I will give him infinite joy and everlasting contentment. It is My special characteristic to free any person, who surrenders completely to Me, and who does worship Me faithfully, and who remembers Me, and meditates on Me constantly. How can they be conscious of worldly objects and sensations, who utter My name, who worship Me, who think of My stories and My life and who thus always remember Me? I shall draw out My devotees from the jaws of Death. If My stories are listened to, all the diseases will be got rid of. So, hear My stories with respect; and think and meditate on them, assimilate them. This is the way of happiness and contentment. The pride and egoism of My devotees will vanish, the mind of the hearers will be set at rest; and if it has wholehearted and complete faith, it will be one with Supreme Consciousness. The simple remembrance of My name as ‘Sai, Sai’ will do away with sins of speech and hearing".

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 08, 2005, 10:26:35 AM
Hemadpant closes the Chapter with a classification of disciples. He says that they are of three kinds : (1) First or best (2) Second or middling and (3) Third or ordinary. The best kind of disciples are those who guess what their Gurus want and immediately carry it out and serve them without waiting for an order from them. The average disciples are those who carry out the orders of their Masters to a letter, without any delay, and the third kind of disciples are those, who go on postponing the carrying out of their orders and making mistakes at every step.

The disciples should have firm faith, backed up by intelligence and if they and patience to these, their spiritual goal will not be distant. Control of breath -- ingoing and outgoing, or Hath-Yoga or other difficult practices are not at all necessary. When the disciples get the above-mentioned qualities, they become ready for further instructions and the Masters then appear and lead them on, in their spiritual path to perfection.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 08, 2005, 10:30:01 AM
Baba - "It is true that you give to the persons present; but if none be near-by, what could you or I do But do you remember Me before eating? Am I not always with you? Then do you offer Me anything before you eat?"

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 11, 2005, 11:22:37 PM
Victory be unto Sai Who is the main-stay of the Bhaktas, Who is our Sadguru, Who expounds the meaning of the Gita and Who gives us all powers. Oh Sai, look favourably on us and bless us all.

The sandal-wood trees, grow on the Malaya mountains and ward off heat. The clouds, pour their rain-water and thereby, cool and refresh all the people. The flowers, blossom in the spring and, enable us to worship God, therewith. So the stories of Sai Baba come forth, in order to give solace and comfort to the readers. Both, those, who tell; and those who hear the stories of Baba, are blessed and holy, as also the mouths of the former and the ears of the latter.

It is well-established fact, that though we try hundreds of means or sadhanas, we do not attain the spiritual goal of life, unless a Sadguru blesses us with his grace.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 11, 2005, 11:31:14 PM
Baba meant to say, "If you spread your palms with devotion before Me, I am immediately with you, day and night. Though, I am here bodily, still I know what you do; beyond the saven seas. Go wherever you will, over the wide world, I am with you. My abode is in your heart and I am within you. Always worship Me, Who is seated in your heart, as well as, in the hearts of all beings, Blessed and fortunate, indeed, is he who knows Me thus."

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet b eour sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 11, 2005, 11:41:52 PM
Remember Him (Sai Baba) always with love, for He was engrossed in doing good to all, and always abided in His Self. To remember Him only is to solve the riddle of life and death. This is the best and easiest of Sadhanas, as it involves no expenditure. A little exertion here brings great rewards. So as long as our senses are sound, we should, minute my minute, practice this Sadhana. All other Gods are illusory ; Guru is the only God. If we believe in Sad-guru's holy feet, he can change our fortune for the better. If we serve Him nicely, we get rid of our Samsar. We need not study any philosophy like the Nyaya and the Mimansa. If we make Him our Helmsman, we can easily cross over the sea of all our pains and sorrows. As we trust the helmsman in crossing rivers and seas, so we have to trust our Sadguru in getting over the ocean of worldly existence. The Sadguru looks to the intense feeling and devotion of his devotees, endows them with knowledge and eternal bliss.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 12, 2005, 08:10:11 AM
Shirdi is that mystical magical town near the holy city of Nasik, close to Mumbai. This hallowed town exudes such intense devotion, that even the casual visitor is bound to be charged with fervour. Shirdi was the abode of the saint Sai Baba, who lived here for eighty years - and died here over eighty years ago. It is said that Sai Baba himself calls his devotees to Shirdi and that his blessings can heal even the deepest wound.

The town is tiny - just 2 square km of main street and a labyrinth of by-lanes - but packs in much passion. Pilgrims throng for a brief "darshan" at Samadhi Mandir, the shrine of Sai Baba where his mortal remains were interred. The queues outside the mandir are endless, the throng inside is maddening, and the devotion intense. Next to the shrine is the peaceful Masjid where Sai Baba spent most of his life. The sacred fire called "dhuni" still burns here and its ash or "udhi" is smeared on devotees. The Chavadi is a small building where Sai Baba used to spend every alternate night.

The Guru Sthan is the shrine where the Baba’s spiritual leader took samadhi (gave up his body). The neem tree at the Guru Sthan where Sai Baba first sat when he came to Shirdi, is said to have absorbed miracle powers. The Lendi Gardens where Sai Baba went for a walk and sat in meditation is a spot where devotees come to pray. The Khandoba Temple, near the STA bus stop, is the oldest temple in Shirdi.

The streets of Shirdi are paved with shops selling Sai Baba memorabilia, especially the unforgettable pictures of Sai Baba himself, with his piercing eyes, snowy beard and benevolent smile. For assistance in Shirdi, contact the Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, a charitable organisation with a rest house, canteen, locker facilities and an assistance counter at the bus stand.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 12, 2005, 08:11:40 AM
According to the Satcharita, Sai Baba said about charity: "Unless there is some relationship or connection, nobody goes anywhere. If any men or creatures come to you, do not discourteously drive them away, but receive them well and treat them with due respect. Shri Hari (God) will be certainly pleased if you give water to the thirsty, bread to the hungry, clothes to the naked and your verandah to strangers for sitting and resting. If anybody wants any money from you and you are not inclined to give, do not give, but do not bark at him like a dog."

Sai Baba never spoke much and seemed to lose his temper very quickly. Followers believe that he only pretended to get angry in order to teach his followers humility and lead them on the right (spiritual) track. He kept an ever burning fire and distributed udhi (ash) from it to his followers. Ash has several symbolic meanings in Hinduism. He asked dakshina (money) from people that he gave away to other people. Followers believe that this unusual behavior was a way to transform them spiritually e.g. by doing away with greed and attachment.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 12, 2005, 08:13:31 AM
Baba’s ways are indeed inscrutable. Only those whom he wishes to accept as his own are able to reach him or go to Shirdi. In those days some visitors were summarily dismissed by the Master, others who had gone for a short visit out of mere curiosity were made to stay on until they became his devout followers.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 12, 2005, 08:18:57 AM
"Do not be obsessed by egotism, imagining that you are the cause of action: everything is due to God"-Sai Baba

If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once.

If you look at me I look at you.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 12, 2005, 02:10:04 PM
Sai (Lord) was originally formless. he assumed a form for the sake of Bhaktas. With the help of the actress Maya, He played the part of the Actor in the big drama of the universe. Let us remember and visualize Shri Sai. Let us go to Shirdi, and see carefully the programmes, after the noon-Arati. After the Arati ceremony was over, Sai used to come out of the Masjid, and standing on its edge, distribute udi to the devotees with very kind and loving looks. The Bhaktas also got up with equal fervour, clasped His Feet, and standing and staring at Him, enjoyed the shower of Udi. Baba passed handfuls of Udi into the palms of the devotees and marked their foreheads with Udi with His fingers. The love He bore for them in His heart was boundless. Then He addressed the Bhaktas as follows:- "Oh Bhau, go to take your lunch; you Anna, go to your lodgings; you Bapu, enjoy your dishes". In this way He accosted each and every devotee and sent them home. Even now, you can enjoy these sights if you bring into play your imagination. You can visualize and enjoy them. Now bringing Sai before our mental vision, let us meditate on Him, from His Feet upwards to His face, and prostrating before Him humbly, lovingly and respectfuly.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 15, 2005, 11:48:53 AM
SAB KA MALIK EK!
(Everyone's GOD is ONE)
Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur Devoh Maheshwara!
GuruSakshat ParabrahmahTasmai Shree Guru Veh Namah!!

"My tomb will speak to you when I am no more".

Believe Me, though I may pass away, My bones in My grave (Samadhi) will give you Hope and Confidence. Not only Myself but also My Tomb (Samadhi)would be speaking and communicating with all those who surrender themselves wholeheartedly to Me.


Look at Me with sincere Devotion and I, in turn, look at you likewise. Sitting in this Masjid (Sai's dwelling place), I speak the truth nothing but the TRUTH. Have FAITH CONFIDENCE in your Guru and know well that He is the Sole Actor or Doer.


Unless He WILLS it, no one can do any harm to anybody. The whole world is dependent on Him and no one is independent. So take pity on or love His Creatures, leave aside adventurous fights or killings and be patient. The Lord is the PROTECTOR of all.

Do you always remember Me before meals?  Am I not ALWAYS with you? Then do you offer Me everything before you eat?

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM




dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 15, 2005, 11:56:17 AM
Sainatha Sainatha Sainatha Sadgurum

Yogiraja Yugapurusha Bhaktakoti Vanditham

Kripanidhim Tapodhanim Sainatha Pahimaam

Divyateja Bhavyamoorthi Punyacharita Poojitam

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 15, 2005, 12:01:39 PM
The omnipresence of God is clearly manifested in the various experiences that Sai Baba has given to his devotees--- anywhere, anytime. He once said, "He who thinks that I am only at Shirdi has never known me. I am omnipresent----anywhere, everywhere, all the time and in all creation. I am at Shirdi and everywhere. I am formless and everywhere! I am everything and beyond. All the Universe is in Me. Wherever you see, whatever you see, I am there." He not only preached this, but he demonstrated the truth through his deeds (Leelas).

The omnipresence of Shri Sai Baba demonstrated that he knows everything that has happened, happening and will happen in the lives of all creatures in the world. In addition to this, he also demonstrated that omnipresence of God is also manifested in the non-living things. This provides an effective check on the evil propensities of devotees. But still, he always said, "I am the slave of God"; "Allah Malik".

Sai Baba promises that he will lead his devotees both materially and spiritually if they simply remember his omnipresence always----in everything they do and in everybody. Study of religious and spiritual scriptures, life histories of saints, remembering the his holy deeds (leelas), coupled with meditation and prayer helps the devotees to do so. All the mystics of the world and all saints have declared that the immediate presence of a realized sage is one of the most potent forces in the spiritual advancement of Sadhak or the seeker. Contact with them induces in us inner peace and purity, restores our sense of values, wipes out illusory allurements of the senses and turns us towards spirit with renewed vigour. Besides, when approached in a proper manner, they can enable us to realize that all the saints are One in essence.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: ashokramkumar on October 16, 2005, 02:16:46 AM
Dear BABA,
You presence in this world was aboon to mankind. Your leelas have proved that GOD loves his children and that he is the protector of those who have faith and belief in him. BABA please protect your children and also your devotees. For us you are the All in All. We look to you MA SAYI. Please lead us meaning fully in this janma.

Om Sai Sri Sai Jai Jai Sai
Ram Kumar.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 16, 2005, 04:54:38 AM
Baba would ask for ‘Dakshina’ (money offered with reverence to the ‘Guru’ or the master) from some of those who came to see him. This was not because he needed their money but for deeper significance, which the devotees realized at, an appropriate time.

Baba used to freely distribute all the money that was received in the form of Dakshina to the destitute, poor, sick and needy the
very same day. This was one of Baba's methods for testing out the devotees attachments to worthy things and willingness
to surrender.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 17, 2005, 05:53:26 AM
"Sada Nimbarvrikshasya mooladhiwasat,
Sudhasravinam tiktamapi-apriyam tam,
Tarum Kalpavrikshadhikam sadhayantam
Namameeshwaram Sadgurum Sai Natham"

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 17, 2005, 05:54:52 AM
Turning Water into Oil

Sai Baba was very fond of lights. He used to borrow oil from shop-keepers, and keep lamps burning the whole night in the Masjid and temple. This went on for some time. The Banias, who supplied oil gratis, once met together and decided not to give Him oil. When, as usual, Baba went to ask for oil, they all gave Him a distinct No. Unperturbed, Baba returned to the Masjid and kept the dry wicks in the lamps. The banias were watching Him with curiosity. Baba took the Tumrel (tin pot) which contained very little (a few drops) of oil, put water into it and drank it and forced it fall in the container. After consecrating the tin-pot in this way, He again took water in the tin-pot and filled all the lamps with it and lighted them. To the surprise and dismay of the watching Banias, the lamps began to burn and kept burning the whole night. The Banias repented and apologized. Baba forgave them and asked them to be more truthful in future.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 17, 2005, 05:59:28 AM
Sri Sainatha had thus returned to the Masjid without speaking harshly to the merchants who he knew were telling lies. He then did a wonderful thing. He placed the earthen lamps all around the Masjid and placed wicks in them. The whole village had come to know by now and had gathered at the Masjid to watch the fun. They talked amongst themselves. "How can lamps be lit without oil? This Sai seems to be very insane. Does the lifeless seed ever sprout? Does the barren woman ever give birth to a child and fill the household with joy?

Do the wise ever believe these to be possible? This mad man is trying to light lamps without oil. He is indeed without doubt the king amongst mad men and emperor of the insane" The villagers started to heckle Baba thus. Baba took the tin, which had a little oil remaining at its bottom, and went back in to the Masjid. Nanasahab Dengle saw the people making fun of Baba and insulting him. He said, "You people are blind. Do not heckle him and make fun of him in your ignorance. Only the God knows the extent of his power. Do we mistakenly discard in haste the jewel, which has fallen down amongst the rocks? Do not judge him in a hurry. Let us wait a while and see what this fakir will do. Why should we be in such a haste to condemn him?"

All were seated silently in the Masjid. Baba had sufficient oil to light only one lamp in his tin. Baba poured a little water, approximately half the volume of oil, into the tin of oil and closed his eyes in meditation. He took a little of the mixture of oil and water into his mouth and spat it back into the tin after gargling. He poured the mixture in to all the lamps. Incredibly there was sufficient oil for all the lamps now. He lit the lamps and they burned brightly throughout the night. Dengle was wonderstruck at this example of Baba's divine power. He reverently saluted his feet. The people were all stunned by this wonderful miracle of Baba. They exclaimed, "How wonderful is this Baba's leela? Baba is none but God." They all knelt in front of Baba. "Baba, we have committed a great sin by making fun of you. We are all your children. You are our real mother. Please do not be angry with us. Sai Maharaj, Oh! Mountain of compassion, please excuse our mistakes. You are verily the ocean of mercy; you are the effulgent sun shining in the sky of right knowledge. You are the vast sea containing all the good qualities. You are verily the mountain of peace." .

They all prayed to Baba not to be angry with them and to protect them. Baba spoke thus, "Hear and heed my words, Oh people. Behave always in the manner pleasing to the almighty. Never tell lies. If you stick to the truth, God will be pleased and stick with you. Do not cause any hardship to anyone. Give to the poor in charity as much as you can. You will gain merit by such charity and good will happen to you. By such conduct God will be pleased with you and give you his Divine vision at the end. This is the truth. Embed these words of mine in your hearts and follow them always." The people of Shirdi listened very happily to the teaching of Sri Sai Baba and went back to their homes contentedly.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 17, 2005, 06:00:44 AM
Shiva Prasad
Last month my parents and me were traveling from Gulbarga, India, in a train, in which some one through the window pulled my moms chain, me sitting next to her I could not even help her. I thought for a minute I lost the chain, as people say something goes wrong in life we blame GOD. The same thing happened with me too, after some time I became cool and apologized to SAI for blaming for the theft. After one month police people have called us to pick up the chain which is been found Now tell me how should I thank SAI for all this, being a human being I can only say thanks SAI.

One more miracle is last week wife; my mom and me went to my native where my mom still mentally disturbed about the incident, which mentioned above. So I asked SAI before leaving home please be with us whole trip. When we reached the railway station at the entrance, we saw SAI idol smiling at us. My mom got some courage to travel by train. And then every 30 minutes I use to find SAI photos, rings on some people fingers but any time I look at any place I use to find SAI photos, whole week this happened, I just use to smile at SAI and thanking him for being with us. At the end when we reached Bangalore back, we saw SAI photo with words saying "SHUB YATHRA " now I leave it to you how I would have felt about this. I can't explain my happiness. I request all SAI devotees tell Sai stories to other people who does not know about Sai, where we can help other people to get the blessings of SAI BABA. SRI SAI JAYA SAI JAYA JAYA SAI. Thanks Sai for everything.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 20, 2005, 03:35:54 AM
"Unless man has turned away from wickedness and stopped from doing wrong, and has entirely composed himself, and unless his mind is at rest, he cannot gain self realization, even by means of knowledge"-Sai Baba of Shirdi

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 20, 2005, 03:42:36 AM
"I will be with you, the moment you think
of me, at any place." – Baba.


Sai baba let your hly lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 20, 2005, 04:58:56 AM
"Chale re Baba bheek maangne, bachche hai bukhiyare"
Bachchon ke liye Hari bhikaari, liye haath me jolee"

"There goes Sai, set out to beg as the children are hungry
God the beggar resorted to the bowl, Oh! children for your sake"

'Unless you have given it before, you do not get it now. Therefore, the best way to receive is to give. The giving of Dakshina advances Vairagya (Non-attachment) and thereby Bhakti and Jnana. Give one and receive tenfold. If I take one rupee as Dakshina from anybody I have to return it tenfold to him' said Shri Shirdi Baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 22, 2005, 03:34:56 AM
Baba meant to say, "If you spread your palms with devotion before Me, I am immediately with you, day and night. Though, I am here bodily, still I know what you do; beyond the saven seas. Go wherever you will, over the wide world, I am with you. My abode is in your heart and I am within you. Always worship Me, Who is seated in your heart, as well as, in the hearts of all beings, Blessed and fortunate, indeed, is he who knows Me thus."


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 22, 2005, 03:42:02 AM
Victory be unto Sai Who is the main-stay of the Bhaktas, Who is our Sadguru, Who expounds the meaning of the Gita and Who gives us all powers. Oh Sai, look favourably on us and bless us all.

The sandal-wood trees, grow on the Malaya mountains and ward off heat. The clouds, pour their rain-water and thereby, cool and refresh all the people. The flowers, blossom in the spring and, enable us to worship God, therewith. So the stories of Sai Baba come forth, in order to give solace and comfort to the readers. Both, those, who tell; and those who hear the stories of Baba, are blessed and holy, as also the mouths of the former and the ears of the latter.

It is well-established fact, that though we try hundreds of means or sadhanas, we do not attain the spiritual goal of life, unless a Sadguru blesses us with his grace.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 30, 2005, 06:10:59 AM
To say that, we shall state such and such in the next or this Chapter, is a sort of egoism. Unless, we surrender our ego to the feet of our Sad-guru, we will not succeed in our undertaking. If we become egoless, then our success is assured.

By worshipping Sai Baba, we attain both the objects, worldly and spiritual, and are fixed in our true Nature, and get peace and happiness. Therefore, those who want to gain their welfare, should respectfully hear Sai Baba's Leelas or stories and meditate on them. If they do this, they will easily attain the object of their life and get Bliss.

Generally, all people like wit and humour, but they do not like that jokes should be cut at their expense. But Baba's method was peculiar; when it was accompained with gestures, it was very interesting and instructive, and the people, therefore, did not mind, if they were held up to the ridicule.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 30, 2005, 06:13:08 AM
It is Sai Baba Himself that inspires these stories and gets them written, as He desires. Our duty is to surrender completely to Him and meditate on Him. Practicing penance is better than pilgrimage, vow, sacrifice, and charity. Worshipping Hari (Lord) is better than penance, and meditation on the Sad-guru is

the best of all. We have, therefore, to chant Sai's name by mouth, think over His sayings in our mind, meditate on His form, feel real love for Him in our heart and do all our actions for His sake. There is no better means than this for snapping the bondage of samsar. If we can do our duty on our part as stated above, Sai is bound to help and liberate us. Now we revert to the stories of this chapter.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Ramesh Ramnani on October 30, 2005, 11:17:47 AM
JAI SAI RAM!!!

IS THERE ANYONE WHO CAN DECEIVE US as much as we deceive ourselves? We are our own worst enemies. If you see the truth in this then you should realize that, if you wish, you can also become your own best friend. Religion begins in you when you make friends with yourself.

OM SAI RAM!!!

Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 30, 2005, 11:40:00 AM
We have seen before, that the purpose or object of Divine Incarnation is to protect the good and destory the wicked. But the mission of the Saints is quite different. To them the good and the wicked are the same. First they feel for the evil-doers and set them on the right path. They are like the Agasti to destroy the Bhava-sagar (the ocean of wordly existence) or like the Sun to the darkness of ignorance. The Lord (God) dwells in the Saints. In fact they are not different from Him. Our Sai is One of these, Who incarnated for the welfare of the devotees, Supreme in knowledge and surrounded with divine lustre, He loved all beings equally. He was unattached. Foes and friends, kings and paupers, were the same to Him. Hear His powers. For the sake of devotees, He spent His stock of merits and was ever alert to help them. But the devotees could never approach HIm, unless He meant to receive them. If their turn did not come, Baba did not remember them, and His Leelas could not reach their ears. Then, how could they think of seeing Him? some men desired to see Sai Baba's but they did not get any opportunity of taking His darshan, till His Mahasamadhi. There are many such persons, whose desire for Baba's darshan was not thus satisfied. If these persons, believing in Him, listen to His Leelas, their quest for milk (darshan) will be, to a great extent, satisfied by the butter-milk (Leelas). If some persons went there by sheer luck and took Baba's darshan, were they able to stay there longer? No. Nobody could go there of his own accord, and nobody culd stay there long even if he so wished. They could stay there, so long as Baba permitted them to stay, and had to leave the place when asked to do so by Baba; so everything depended of Baba's will.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 03, 2005, 07:07:04 AM
I have to take care of my children day and night and give an account to God of every paisa.
The wise are cheerful and content with their lot in life.

Sai baba


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 03, 2005, 09:59:26 AM
Unless you get rid completely of your avarice or greed, your will not get the real Brahma. How can be, whose mind is engrossed in wealth, progeny and prosperity, expect to know the Brahma, without removing away his attachment for the same? The illusion of attachment or the love for money is a deep eddy (whirlpool) of pain full of crocodiles in the form of conceit and jealousy. He, who is desireless, can alone cross this whirlpool.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 03, 2005, 10:01:17 AM
Greed and Brahma are as poles asunder, they are eternally opposed to each other. Where there is greed, there is no room for thought or meditation of the Brahma. Then how can a greedy man get dispassion and salvation? For a greedy man there is no peace, neither contentment, nor certainty (steadiness). If there be even a little trace of greed in mind, all the Sadhanas (spiritual endeavors) are of no avail. Even the knowledge of a well-read man, who is not free from the desire of the fruit or reward of his actions, and who has got no disgust for the same, is useless and can't help him in getting self-realization. The teachings of a Guru are of no use to a man, who is full of egoism, and who always thinks about the sense-objects. Purification of mind is absolutely necessary; without it, all our spiritual endeavors are nothing, but useless show and pomp. It is, therefore, better for one to take only what he can digest and assimilate. My treasury is full, and I can give anyone, what he wants, but I have to see whether he is qualified to receive what I give. If you listen to Me carefully, you will be certainly benefited. Sitting in this Masjid, I never speak any untruth."

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 03, 2005, 10:02:21 AM
There are many Saints, who leaving their houses, stay in forest, caves or hermitages and remaining in solitude, try to get liberation or salvation for themselves. They do not care for other people, and are always self-absorbed. Sai Baba was not of such a type. He had no home, no wife, no progency, nor any relations, near or distant. Still, He lived in the world (society). He begged His bread from four or five houses, always lived at the foot of the (Neem) tree, carried on wordly dealings, and taught all the people how to act. and behave in this world. Rare are the Sadhus and Saints who, after attaining God-vision, strive for the welfare of the people. Sai Baba was the foremost of these and, therefore, says Hemadpant.

"Blessed is the country, blessed is the family, and blessed are the chaste parents where This extraordinary, transcendent, precious and pure jewel (Sai Baba) was born."

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 03, 2005, 10:04:35 AM
The life of this Saint is naturally sweet in and out. His various doings, eating, walking and His natural sayings are also sweet. His life is Bliss incarnate. Sai gave it out as a means of His devotee's remembrance to Him. He gave them various stories of duty and action, which ultimately led them to true religion. His object may be that people should live happily in this world, but they should be ever cautious and gain the object of their life, viz. self-realization. We get human body as a result of merits in past births and it is worth-while that with its aid, we should attain devotion and liberation in this life. So we should never be lazy, but always be on the alert to gain our end and aim of life.

If you daily hear the Leelas (stories) of Sai, you will always see Him. Day and night you will remember Him in your mind, When you assimilate Sai in this way, your mind will lose its fickleness and if you go on in this manner, it will finally be merged in pure Consciousness.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 04, 2005, 11:15:58 AM
Lord Krishna has said that 'the Saint is My soul, My living image, I am He or He is My pure form (Being).' This in-describable Shakti or Power of God, known as Pure Existence, Knowledge and Bliss, incarnated in the form of Sai in Shirdi. The Shruti (Taitiriya Upanishad) describes Brahman as Bliss. This we read or hear daily in the books, but the devout people experienced this Brahman or Bliss in Shirdi. Baba, the support of all, required no prop or support (Asan) from anybody. He always used a piece of sack-cloth for His seat, which was covered with a small beautiful bed by His bhaktas and has a bolster placed by them, as a rest to His back. Baba respected the feelings of His devotees and allowed them to worship Him as they liked. Some waved Chamara or fans before Him, some played on musical instruments, some washed His hands and Feet, some others applied scent and chandan, some gave betel nut with leaves and other things, and some others offered naivedya. Though He looked like living in Shirdi, He was present everywhere. This all-pervasiveness of His way daily experienced by His devotees. Our humble prostration to this all-pervasive Sadguru.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 04, 2005, 11:17:55 AM
This is our Sai, an Incarnation of God. He will bless any man who will prostrate and surrender himself to Him.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 05, 2005, 12:59:39 PM
Baba meant to say, "If you spread your palms with devotion before Me, I am immediately with you, day and night. Though, I am here bodily, still I know what you do; beyond the saven seas. Go wherever you will, over the wide world, I am with you. My abode is in your heart and I am within you. Always worship Me, Who is seated in your heart, as well as, in the hearts of all beings, Blessed and fortunate, indeed, is he who knows Me thus."

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 06, 2005, 08:44:56 AM
Different sadhanas (means of accomplishments) are prescribed in our scriptures for different ages. Tapa (Penance) is recommended for Krita age, Jnana (Knowledge) for Treta age, Yajna (Sacrifice) for Dwapara age and Dana (Charity) for Kali (present) age. Of all the charities, giving food is the best one. We are much perturbed when we get no food at noon. Other beings feel similarly under similar circumstances. Knowing this, he who gives food to the poor and hungry, is the best donor or charitable person. The Taittiriya Upanishad says that Food is Brahma; from food all the creatures are born and having been born, by food they live, and having departed, into food again they enter." When an Atithi (uninvited guest) comes to our door at noon, it is our bounden duty to welcome him by giving him food. Other kinds of charities, viz., giving away wealth, property and clothes etc., require some discrimination, but in the matter of food, no such consideration is necessary. Let anybody come to our door at noon, he should be served forthwith; and if lame, crippled, blind and diseased paupers come, they should be fed first and the able-bodied persons and our relations afterwards. The merit of feeding the former is much greater than that of feeding the latter. Other kinds of charities are imperfect without this Anna-Dana (giving of food) as stars are without the moon, a necklace without its central medal, a crown without pinnacle, a tank without a lotus, Bhajans without love, a married lady without the kumkum-mark, singing without a sweet voice or butter-milk without salt. Just as varan (Pulse-soup) excels all other dishes, Anna-Dana is the best of all merits.

Sai baba forgive me.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

SAI BABA LET YOUR HOLY LOTUS FEET BE OUR SOLE REFUGE.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 06, 2005, 08:46:15 AM
Cup of Butter-Milk


Once Hemadpant had eaten his full in this company, when Baba offered him a cup of buttermilk. Its white appearance pleased him, but he was afraid that there was no space inside for it. He, however, took a sip, which proved very tasty. Seeing his faltering attitude, Baba said – "Drink it all, you won't get any such opportunity hereafter." He drank it off then, but found that Baba's words were prophetic, for He passed away soon.


Now, readers, we have certainly to thank Hemadpant. He drank the cup of buttermilk, but has supplied us with sufficient quantity of nectar in the form of Baba's Leelas. Let us drink cups and cups of this nectar and be satisfied and happy.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 10, 2005, 02:14:06 AM
Baba said as follows :-


Baba - "This fellow (Annasaheb) has got the bad habit of eating alone. Today is a bazar-day and he was here chewing grams. I know his habit and these grams are a proof of it. What wonder is there is this matter?"
Hemadpant - "Baba, I never know of eating things alone; then why do you thrust this bad habit on me? I have never yet seen Shirdi bazar. I never went to the bazar today, then how could I buy grams, and how could I eat them if I had not bought them? I never eat anything unless I share it with others present near me".

Baba - "It is true that you give to the persons present; but if none be near-by, what could you or I do But do you remember Me before eating? Am I not always with you? Then do you offer Me anything before you eat?"

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 11, 2005, 02:28:15 AM
"He kicked out Maya and Mukti was serving at His feet" - Sri Hemadpanth in Sri Sai Satcharita

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 13, 2005, 09:42:59 AM
We prostrate ourselves before and take refuge in that Sai Samarth Who besets all animate and inanimate things in the universe-from a post to God Brahma, pots, houses, mansions and even sky, Who pervades all creatures equally without any differentiation, to Whom all devotees are alike; and Who knows not honour and dishonour, like or dislike. If we remember Him and surrender to Him, He fulfills all our desires and makes us attain the goal of life.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 15, 2005, 11:59:41 PM
The life of this Saint is naturally sweet in and out. His various doings, eating, walking and His natural sayings are also sweet. His life is Bliss incarnate. Sai gave it out as a means of His devotee's remembrance to Him. He gave them various stories of duty and action, which ultimately led them to true religion. His object may be that people should live happily in this world, but they should be ever cautious and gain the object of their life, viz. self-realization. We get human body as a result of merits in past births and it is worth-while that with its aid, we should attain devotion and liberation in this life. So we should never be lazy, but always be on the alert to gain our end and aim of life.

If you daily hear the Leelas (stories) of Sai, you will always see Him. Day and night you will remember Him in your mind, When you assimilate Sai in this way, your mind will lose its fickleness and if you go on in this manner, it will finally be merged in pure Consciousness.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 16, 2005, 12:03:29 AM
"Baba did not ask Dakshina from all. If some gave Dakshina without being asked, He sometimes accepted it; and at other times He refused it. He asked it from certain devotees only. He never demanded it, from those devotees, who thought in their minds that Baba should ask them for it, and then they should pay it. If anybody offered it against His wish, He never touched it, and if he kept it there, He asked him to take it away. He asked for small or big amounts from devotees, according to their wish, devotion and convenience. He asked it, even from women and children. He never asked all the rich for it, nor from all the poor."

"Baba never got angry with those from whom He asked Dakshina, and who did not give it. If any Dakshina was sent, through some friend, who forgot to hand over the same to Baba, He reminded him somehow of it and made him pay it. On some occasons, Baba used to return some sum from the amount tendered as Dakshina, and ask the donor to guard it or keep it in his shrine for worship. This procedure benefited the donor or devotee immensely. If anybody offered more than he originally intended to give, He returned the extra amount. Sometimes, He asked more Dakshina from some, than what they originally intended to give and, if they had no money, asked them to get or borrow from others. From some, He demanded Dakshina three or four times a day."

"Out of the amount collected as Dakshina, Baba spent very little for His own sake, viz., for buying Chilim (clay pipe) and fuel for His Dhuni (sacred fire), and all the rest, He distributed as charity in varying proportions to various persons. All the paraphenalia of the Shirdi Sansthan was brought, by various rich devotees at the instance and suggestion of Radha-Krishna-Mai. Baba always used to get wild and scolded those, who brought costly and rich articles. He said to Mr. Nanasaheb Chandorkar, that all His property consisted of one koupin (codpiece), one stray piece of cloth, one Kafni and a tumrel (tinpot), and that all the people troubled Him by bringing all these unnecessary, useless and costly articles."

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 16, 2005, 11:27:41 AM
It is a general rule, that it is our good luck in the form of accumulation of merits in past births, that enables us to seek the company of Saints and profit thereby. In illustration of this rule, Hemadpant gives his own instance. He was a resident Magistrate of Bandra, A suburb of Bombay, for many years. A famour Mahomedan Saint named Pir Moulana was living there and many Hindus, Parsis and many others who followed different religion used to go to him and take his darshan. His Mujavar (priest) by name Inus pressed Hemadpant many a time, night and day, for going to see him, but for some reason or other he was not able to see him. After many years his turn came and he was called to Shirdi where he was permanently enlisted in Sai Baba's Darbar. Unfortunate fellows do not get this contact of the Saints. It is only the fortunate ones that get it.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 16, 2005, 11:32:04 AM
There was nothing secret or veiled from Him. Everything, far or near, was plain and clear to Him as broad as daylight. Let a man be far or near, he cannot avoid the all-pervading gaze of Sai Baba. From this incident, the pleader took the lesson that he should never speak ill of others, nor unnecessarily criticize them. This his evil tendency was completely got rid of, and he was set on the right path.

Though the story refers to a pleader, still it is applicable to all.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 19, 2005, 11:29:49 AM
The Ganges on its way to the sea, cools and refreshes the creatures affected with heat, gives life to the crops and trees, and quenches the thirst of many. Similarly Saints (Souls) like Sai, while they live their own life, give solace and comfort to all. Lord Krishna has said that 'the Saint is My soul, My living image, I am He or He is My pure form (Being).' This in-describable Shakti or Power of God, known as Pure Existence, Knowledge and Bliss, incarnated in the form of Sai in Shirdi. The Shruti (Taitiriya Upanishad) describes Brahman as Bliss. This we read or hear daily in the books, but the devout people experienced this Brahman or Bliss in Shirdi. Baba, the support of all, required no prop or support (Asan) from anybody. He always used a piece of sack-cloth for His seat, which was covered with a small beautiful bed by His bhaktas and has a bolster placed by them, as a rest to His back. Baba respected the feelings of His devotees and allowed them to worship Him as they liked. Some waved Chamara or fans before Him, some played on musical instruments, some washed His hands and Feet, some others applied scent and chandan, some gave betel nut with leaves and other things, and some others offered naivedya. Though He looked like living in Shirdi, He was present everywhere. This all-pervasiveness of His way daily experienced by His devotees. Our humble prostration to this all-pervasive Sadguru.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 19, 2005, 11:31:25 AM
Though Baba allowed the devotees to worship Him as they pleased, still sometimes, He acted in a strange way. Sometimes, He threw away the Puja-dish and was wrath Incarnate, then who could approach Him? Sometimes, He scolded the devotees, at times, He looked softer than wax, a statue of peace and forgiveness. Though He seemed to shake with anger and His red eyes rolled round and round, still, He was internally a stream of affection and motherly love. Immediately, He called out His devotees and said, that He ever angry with His devotees; that if mothers kicked their children and if the sea turned back the rivers, He would neglect the devotees' welfare: that He, the slave of His devotees, always stood by them, and responded to them, whenever they called upon Him, and that He always longed for their love.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 19, 2005, 11:33:07 AM
This is our Sai, an Incarnation of God. He will bless any man who will prostrate and surrender himself to Him.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 20, 2005, 01:50:46 AM
From this time onward, the devotees took the lesson that they should not meddle with anybody but allow him to serve Baba as the chooses, as He was capable to gauge the merits and worth of the service rendered unto Him.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 20, 2005, 01:52:07 AM
One special peculiarity of Shirdi-pilgrimage was this, that none could leave Shirdi, without Baba's permission; and if he did, he invited untold sufferings, but if any one was asked to quit Shirdi, he could stay there no longer. Baba gave certain suggestions or hints, when Bhaktas went to bid good-bye and take leave. These suggestions had to be followed. If they were not followed or were departed from, accidents were sure to befall them, who acted contrary to Baba's directions.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 21, 2005, 05:37:01 AM
A Sad-guru does not, even in his dream, expect any service or profit from his disciples. On the contrary he wishes to serve them. He does not think that he is great and the disciple small. Not only he loves him as his son but regards him as equal to himself or as Brahma. The main characteristic of a Sad-guru is that he is the abode of peace. He is never restless nor ruffled. He has no pride of his learning. The poor and the rich, the small and the great, are the same to him.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM



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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 22, 2005, 09:26:30 AM
It is a general rule, that it is our good luck in the form of accumulation of merits in past births, that enables us to seek the company of Saints and profit thereby. In illustration of this rule, Hemadpant gives his own instance. He was a resident Magistrate of Bandra, A suburb of Bombay, for many years. A famour Mahomedan Saint named Pir Moulana was living there and many Hindus, Parsis and many others who followed different religion used to go to him and take his darshan. His Mujavar (priest) by name Inus pressed Hemadpant many a time, night and day, for going to see him, but for some reason or other he was not able to see him. After many years his turn came and he was called to Shirdi where he was permanently enlisted in Sai Baba's Darbar. Unfortunate fellows do not get this contact of the Saints. It is only the fortunate ones that get it.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 25, 2005, 10:46:42 PM
When a man takes a plunge into the sea, he gets the merit of bathing in all the Tirthas and sacred rivers. Similarly when a man takes refuge at the feet of the Sad-guru, he gets the merit of bowing to the Trinity, i.e. Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh and also Para-Brahma. Victory be unto Shri Sai the wish-fulfilling tree and the ocean of knolwedge, who gives us self-realisation. Oh Sai, create in us regard for Your stories. Let the readers and audience devour them with the same relish with which the chatak bird drinks the water from the clouds and becomes happy. While listening to Your stories, let them and their families get all the sattwik emotions, viz. let their bodies perspire, let their eyes be full of tears, let their prana be steady, let their minds be composed, let their hair stand on end, let them cry, sob and shake, let their hostilities and their distinctions, great and small vanish. If these things happen, that is a sign of the grace of the Guru dawning upon them. When these emotions develop in you, the Guru is most pleased and will certainly lead you on to the goal of self-realisation. The best way, therefore, to get free from the shackles of Maya is our complete and whole-hearted surrender to Baba. The Vedas cannot take you across the ocean of Maya. It is only the Sad-guru, who can do so and make you, see the Lord in all creatures.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 25, 2005, 10:49:37 PM
Shama and Vishnu-Sahasra-Nam

Shama was a very intimate devotee of Baba and Baba wanted to favour him in a particular way by giving him a copy of Vishnu-Sahasra-Nam as Prasad.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 28, 2005, 12:11:06 PM
Sai (Lord) was originally formless. he assumed a form for the sake of Bhaktas. With the help of the actress Maya, He played the part of the Actor in the big drama of the universe. Let us remember and visualize Shri Sai. Let us go to Shirdi, and see carefully the programmes, after the noon-Arati. After the Arati ceremony was over, Sai used to come out of the Masjid, and standing on its edge, distribute udi to the devotees with very kind and loving looks. The Bhaktas also got up with equal fervour, clasped His Feet, and standing and staring at Him, enjoyed the shower of Udi. Baba passed handfuls of Udi into the palms of the devotees and marked their foreheads with Udi with His fingers. The love He bore for them in His heart was boundless. Then He addressed the Bhaktas as follows:- "Oh Bhau, go to take your lunch; you Anna, go to your lodgings; you Bapu, enjoy your dishes". In this way He accosted each and every devotee and sent them home. Even now, you can enjoy these sights if you bring into play your imagination. You can visualize and enjoy them. Now bringing Sai before our mental vision, let us meditate on Him, from His Feet upwards to His face, and prostrating before Him humbly, lovingly and respectfully, revert to the story of this Chapter.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 29, 2005, 12:08:14 PM
"If you avoid rivalry and dispute, God will protect you"-Saibaba

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 29, 2005, 12:09:22 PM
"Debt and enmity has to be atoned for".

Sai baba

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 29, 2005, 12:35:24 PM
"By worshipping Sai Baba, we attain both the objects, worldly and spiritual, and are fixed in our true Nature, and get peace and happiness. Therefore, those who want to gain their welfare, should respectfully hear Sai Baba's Leelas or stories and meditate on them. If they do this, they will easily attain the object of their life and get Bliss".-Hemadpant - Sri Sai Satcharitha  

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 29, 2005, 12:42:12 PM
"Ramathe Raam.. Aaaojee.. Aaaojee.. ..udiyaan ki goniyaan laaojee.."
(Oh Playful Rama.! .come on.., and bring with you sacks of udi.)

Baba used to sing merrily, whenever He was in a cheerful mood. The power and greatness of udi, the sacred ash, is well known. It is believed that udi confers upon the devotees, health, prosperity, freedom from anxiety, and many other worldly gains.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 29, 2005, 12:59:48 PM
Bow to the Kind Sai Who is the Abode of Mercy and Who is affectionate towards His devotees. By His mere darshan, He does away with their fear of this 'bhava' (samsar) and destroys their calamities. He was first Nirgun (formless), but on account of the devotion of His Bhaktas, He was obliged to take a form. To give liberation - self-realisation to the Bhaktas is the mission of the saints, and for Sai - the Chief of them, that mission is inevitable. Those who take refuge in His Feet have all their sins destroyed and their progress is certain. Remembering His Feet, Brahmins from holy places come to Him and read scriptures and chant the Gayatri mantra in His presence. We, who are weak and without any merits, do not know what Bhakti is but we know this much, that though all others may leave us, Sai won't forsake us. Those whom He favours get enormous strength, discrimination between the Unreal and the Real and knowledge.

Sai knows fully the desire of His devotees and fulfills the same. Hence they get what they want and are grateful. So we invoke Him and prostrate ourselves before Him. Forgetting all our faults let Him free us from all anxieties. He who being overcome with calamities remembers and prays Sai thus, will get his mind calmed and pacified through His grace.

This Sai - the ocean of mercy, says Hemadpant, favoured him and the result of this, is the present work - Sai-Satcharia. Otherwise what qualifications had he and who would undertake this enterprise? But as Sai took all the responsibility, Hemadpant felt no burden, nor any care about this. When the powerful Light of knowledge was there to inspire his speech and pen, why should he entertain any doubt or feel any anxiety? Sai got the service in the form of this book done by him; this is due to the accumulation of his merits in the past births and, therefore, he thinks himself fortunate and blessed.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 29, 2005, 01:01:41 PM
Punjabi Ramalal of Bombay

Once a Punjabi Brahmin of Bombay named Ramalal got a dream in which Baba appeared and asked him to come to Shirdi. Baba appeared to him as a Mahant (Saint), but he did not know His whereabouts. He thought that he should go and see Him, but as he knew not His address, he did not know what to do. But He Who calls anybody for an interview makes the necessary arrangements for the same. The same happened in this case. The same afternoon when he was strolling in the streets, he saw a picture of Baba in a shop. The features of the Mahant, he saw in the dream, exactly tallied with those of the picture. Then making enquiries, he came to know that the picture was of Sai Baba of Shirdi. He then went soon after to Shirdi and stayed there till his death.

In this way Baba brought His devotees to Shirdi for darshan and satisfied their wants, material as well as spiritual.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 29, 2005, 01:04:36 PM
The last wish or thought that a man has at the hour of death, determines his future course. Shri Krishna has said in Gita (VIII-5-6) that "he who remembers Me in his last moments, comes verily to Me, and he that meditates otherwise at that time goes to what he looks for." We cannot be certain that we can entertain a particular good thought at our last moment, for, more often than not, we are more likely to be frightened and terrified by many causes. Hence constant practice is necessary for enabling us to fix our mind on any desired good thought at any or the last moment. All Saints, therefore, recommended us to always remember God and chant His name always, so that we may not be puzzled when the time for departure comes. The devotees on their part surrender themselves completely to the Saints, fully believing that the all-knowing Saints would guide and help them in their last moments.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 30, 2005, 01:40:37 AM
My treasury is open but no one brings carts to take from it. I say, “Dig!” but no one bothers.

My people do not come to me of their own accord; it is I who seek and bring them to me.

All that is seen is my form: ant, fly, prince, and pauper

However distant my people may be, I draw them to me just as we pull a bird to us with a string tied to its foot.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 30, 2005, 01:43:25 AM
Whoever makes me the sole object of their love, merges in me like a river in the ocean.

Look to me and I will look to you.

I stay by the side of whoever repeats my name.

If anyone offends you do not return tit for tat.

What God gives is never exhausted, what man gives never lasts.

Be contented and cheerful with what comes.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 30, 2005, 10:05:14 PM
Baba said to him - "The path of this place is not so easy as the teaching of the Kanarese Saint Appa or even as the buffalo-ride in the Nhane Ghat. In this spiritual path, you have to put in your best exertion as it is very difficult". When Thakur heard these significant signs and words, which none else than he knew, he was overwhelmed with joy. He came to know, that the word of the Kanarese Saint had turned true. Then joining both hands and placing his head on Baba's Feet, he prayed that he should be a accepted and blessed. Then Baba said - "What Appa told you was all right, but these things have to be practised and lived. Mere reading won't do. You have to think and carry out what you read, otherwise, it is of no use. Mere book-learning, without the grace of the Guru, and self-realization is of no avail". The theoretical portion was read from the work `Vichar Sagar' by Thakur, but the practical way was shown to him at Shirdi

http://www.saibaba.org/satcharitra/sai21.html

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 30, 2005, 10:07:33 PM
nine forms or types of Bhakti, viz., (1) Shravana (Hearing); (2) Kirtana (Praying); (3) Smarana (Remembering); (4) Padasevana (resorting to the feet); (5) Archana (Worship); (6) Namaskara (Bowing); (7) Dasya (Service); (8) Sakhyatva (Friendship); (9) Atmanivedana (surrender of the self). These are the nine types of Bhakti. If any of these is faithfully followed, Lord Hari will be pleased, and manifest Himself in the home of the devotee. All the sadhanas, viz. Japa (vocal worship), Tapa (penance), Yoga practice and studying the scriptures and expounding them are quite useless unless they are accompanied by Bhakti, i.e., devotion. Knowledge of the Vedas, or fame as a great Jnani, and mere formal Bhajan (worship) are of no avail. What is wanted is Loving Devotion. Consider yourself as the merchant or seeker after the truth and be anxious and eager like him to collect or cultivate the nine types of devotion. Then you will attain stability and peace of mind".

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 30, 2005, 10:10:43 PM
Looking to the future history, we think that Baba’s word (calling Mr. Dabholkar by the name Hemadpant) was significant and prophetic, as we find that he looked after the management of Sai Sansthan very intelligently, kept nicely all the accounts and was also the author of such a good work "Sai Satcharita", which deals with such important and spiritual subjects as Jnana, Bhakti and dispassion, self-surrender and self-realization.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 03, 2005, 08:27:52 AM
The Story of Padukas (foot-prints) under the Neem Tree

A devotee of Akkalkot Maharaj by name Bhai Krishnaji Alibagkar worshipped the photo of Akkalkot Maharaj. He once thought of going to Akkalkot (Sholapur District), taking the darshana of the Padukas (foot-prints) of the Maharaj and offering his sincere worship there; but before he could go there, he got a vision in his dream. Akkalkot Maharaj appeared in the vision and said to him - "Now Shirdi is my resting place, go there and offer your Worship." So Bhai changed his plan and came to Shirdi, worshipped Baba, stayed there for six months and was happy. As a reminiscence of this vision etc., he prepared the Padukas and installed them on an auspicious day of Shravan, Shaka 1834 (1912 A.D.) under the Neem tree with due ceremonies and formalities, conducted by Dada Kelkar and Upasani. One Dixit Brahmin was appointed for worship, and the management was entrusted to devotee Sagun.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 03, 2005, 08:29:36 AM
Neem tree’s great ness and Baba’s Yogi powers be inscribed. The verse was as follows:

"Sada Nimbarvrikshasya mooladhiwasat,
Sudhasravinam tiktamapi-apriyam tam,
Tarum Kalpavrikshadhikam sadhayantam
Namameeshwaram Sadgurum Sai Natham"

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 03, 2005, 08:32:36 AM
"There will never be any dearth or scarcity, regarding food and clothes, in any devotees’ homes. It is my special characteristic, that I always look to, and provide, for the welfare of those devotees, who worship Me whole-heartedly with their minds ever fixed on Me. Lord Krishna has also said the same in the Gita. Therefore, strive not much for food and clothes. If you want anything, beg of the Lord, leave worldly honours, try to get Lord’s grace and blessings, and be honored in His Court. Do not be deluded by worldly honor. The form of the Deity should be firmly fixed in the mind. Let all the senses and mind be ever devoted to the worship of the Lord, let there be no attraction for any other thing; fix the mind in remembering Me always, so that it will not wander elsewhere, towards body, wealth and home. Then it will be calm, peaceful and care-free. This is the sign of the mind, being well engaged in good company. If the mind is vagrant, it cannot be called well-merged."

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 05, 2005, 03:09:59 AM
Baba, who gave His settled opinion as follows:- "God lives in all beings and creatures, whether they be serpents or scorpions. He is the Great Wirepuller of the world, and all beings, serpents, scorpions etc., obey His command. Unless He will it, nobody can do any harm to others. The world is all dependent on Him, and no one is independent. So we should take pity and love all creatures, leave off adventurous fights and killings and be patient. The Lord (God) is the Protector of all.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM




dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 05, 2005, 07:12:13 AM
Where Real or Sad-Guru is the helmsman, he is sure to carry us safely and easily beyond the worldly ocean. The word Sadguru brings to mind Sai Baba. He appears to me, as if standing before me, and applying Udi (scared ashes) to my fore-head and placing his hand of blessing on my head. Then joy fills my heart and love overflows through my eyes. Wonderful is the power of the touch of Guru s hand. The subtlebody (consisting of thoughts and desires), which cannot be burnt by the world dissolving fire, is destroyed by the mere touch of the Guru s hand, and the sins of many past births are cleaned and washed away. Even the speech of those, whose heads feel annoyed when they hear religious and Godly talks, attains calmness. The seeing of Sai Baba s handsome form, chokes our throat with joy, makes the eyes overflowing with tears, and overwhelms the heart with emotions. It awakens in us I am He (Brahman) consciousness, manifests the joy of self-realization, and dissolving the distinction of I and Thou, then and there, makes us one with the Supreme (One Reality). When I begin to read scriptures, at every step I am reminded of my Sadguru, and Sai Baba, assumes the form of Rama or Krishna and makes me listen to his Life

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 05, 2005, 07:16:39 AM
During the life time of Akkalkotkar Maharaj a certain devotee suffered very much from an incurable disease and when he could endure the agony and pain no longer, be became desperate and to end his miseries threw himself one night into a well. Immediately the Maharaj came there and took him out with his own hands and advised him thus - "You must enjoy the fruit - good or bad – of your past actions; if the enjoyment be incomplete, suicide won't help you. You have to take another birth and suffer again; so instead of killing yourself, why not suffer for some time and finish up your store of the fruit of your past deeds and be done with it once and for all?"

Reading this appropriate and timely story, Ambadekar was much surprised, and moved. Had he not got Baba's hint through the story, he would have been no more. On seeing Baba's all-pervasiveness and benevolence, his faith in Him was confirmed, and he became a staunch devotee. His father was a devotee of Akkalkotkar Maharaj and Sai Baba wanted him to walk into his father's footsteps and continue his devotion to Him. He then got Sai Baba's blessings and his prospects began to improve. He studied astrology and gained proficiency in it and thereby improved his lot. He was able to earn sufficient money and passed his after-life in ease and comfort.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM



dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 05, 2005, 07:19:15 AM
Then Baba comforted her saying - "Do not wail like this, wait a bit, have patience, take the boy to your lodging, he will come to his senses within half an hour." They did as directed by Baba and found that His words came true. As soon as he was taken into the Wada, the boy recovered and all the Pitale family, husband, wife and others were very delighted and all their doubts disappeared. Then Mr. Pitale went with his wife to see Baba and prostrated himself before Him very humbly and respectfully and sat shampooing His Legs, and mentally thanking Baba for His help. Baba then smilingly said- "Are not all your thoughts, doubts and apprehensions calmed down now? Hari (Lord) will protect him, who has got faith and patience."

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 06, 2005, 06:43:04 AM
Blessed is Sai's life, blessed is His daily routine. His ways and actions are indescribable. Sometimes He was intoxicated with Brahmanand (divine joy), and at other times content with Self knowledge. Doing so many things sometimes, He was unconcerned with them. Though He seemed at times quite actionless (doing nothing) He was not idle or dozing; He always abided in His own Self. Though He looked calm and quiet as the placid sea, He was deep and unfathomable. Who can describe His ineffable nature? He regarded men as brothers, women as sisters and mothers. He was a perfect and perpetual celibate as everybody knows. May the understanding (knowledge), we got in His company, last long unto death. Let us ever serve Him with whole-hearted devotion to His feet. Let us see Him (God) in all beings and let us ever love His name.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 06, 2005, 06:44:26 AM
One day He slept in the Masjid and on the next, in the Chavadi (a small building containing a room or two near the Masjid). This alternate sleeping in both these buildings went on till Baba's Mahasamadhi. From 10th December 1909 devotees began to offer regular worship to Baba in the Chavadi.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 06, 2005, 01:00:41 PM
Narayan Motiram Jani of Nasik was a devotee of Baba. He was serving under another devotee of Baba, by name Ramachandra Vaman Modak. Once he went to Shirdi with his mother and saw Baba. Then Baba Himself told her that he (her son) should serve no more, but start independent business. Some days after, this prophecy turned true. Narayan Jani left service and started a boarding house 'Anandashram' which thrived well. Once a friend of this Narayanrao was stung by a scorpion and the pain caused by it, was servere and unbearable. Udi is most efficacious in such cases; it is to be applied on the seat of pain, and so Narayanrao searched for it, but found none. Then he stood before Baba's picture and invoked Baba's aid, chanted Baba's name and taking out a pinch of the ashes of the joss-stick burning in front of Baba's picture and thinking it to be Baba's Udi, applied it on the seat of pain and the sting. As soon as he took out his fingers, the pain vanished and both the person were moved and felt delighted

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 06, 2005, 01:02:01 PM
Narayanarao

Bhakta Narayanrao (father's name and surname are not given) had the good fortune to see Baba twice during the Latter's lifetime. Three years after the passing away of Baba in 1918, he wanted to come to Shirdi, but he could not come. Within a year of Baba's Mahasamadhi he fell sick and suffered much. All ordinary remedies gave him no relief. So he meditated on Baba day and night. One night he had a vision in his dream. Baba coming to him through a cellar, comforted him saying, "Don't be anxious, you will be improving from tommorrow, and within a week you will be on your legs." Narayanrao got perfectly well within the time mentioned in the vision. Now the point for consideration is this:- Was Baba living because he had the body, and was He dead because He left it? No, Baba is ever alive, for He transcends both life and death. He who loved Him once whole-heartedly gets response from Him at any time and at any place. He is always by our side and will take any form and appear before the devout Bhakta and satisfy him.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM




dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 06, 2005, 01:03:01 PM
In this connection it may be remarked that seeing Baba's picture earnestly is equivalent to seeing Him in person

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 08, 2005, 06:48:49 AM
Greatness of Sad-guru Sai

We prostrate ourselves before and take refuge in that Sai Samarth Who besets all animate and inanimate things in the universe-from a post to God Brahma, pots, houses, mansions and even sky, Who pervades all creatures equally without any differentiation, to Whom all devotees are alike; and Who knows not honour and dishonour, like or dislike. If we remember Him and surrender to Him, He fulfills all our desires and makes us attain the goal of life.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 08, 2005, 11:42:25 AM
Always think of God and you will see what He does.

Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 09, 2005, 03:49:08 AM
IF YOU LOOK TO ME,I LOOK TO YOU.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 11, 2005, 11:52:25 AM
Turning Water into Oil

Sai Baba was very fond of lights. He used to borrow oil from shop-keepers, and keep lamps burning the whole night in the Masjid and temple. This went on for some time. The Banias, who supplied oil gratis, once met together and decided not to give Him oil. When, as usual, Baba went to ask for oil, they all gave Him a distinct No. Unperturbed, Baba returned to the Masjid and kept the dry wicks in the lamps. The banias were watching Him with curiosity. Baba took the Tumrel (tin pot) which contained very little (a few drops) of oil, put water into it and drank it and forced it fall in the container. After consecrating the tin-pot in this way, He again took water in the tin-pot and filled all the lamps with it and lighted them. To the surprise and dismay of the watching Banias, the lamps began to burn and kept burning the whole night. The Banias repented and apologized. Baba forgave them and asked them to be more truthful in future.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 12, 2005, 03:18:24 AM
When a man takes a plunge into the sea, he gets the merit of bathing in all the Tirthas and sacred rivers. Similarly when a man takes refuge at the feet of the Sad-guru, he gets the merit of bowing to the Trinity, i.e. Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh and also Para-Brahma. Victory be unto Shri Sai the wish-fulfilling tree and the ocean of knolwedge, who gives us self-realisation. Oh Sai, create in us regard for Your stories. Let the readers and audience devour them with the same relish with which the chatak bird drinks the water from the clouds and becomes happy. While listening to Your stories, let them and their families get all the sattwik emotions, viz. let their bodies perspire, let their eyes be full of tears, let their prana be steady, let their minds be composed, let their hair stand on end, let them cry, sob and shake, let their hostilities and their distinctions, great and small vanish. If these things happen, that is a sign of the grace of the Guru dawning upon them. When these emotions develop in you, the Guru is most pleased and will certainly lead you on to the goal of self-realisation. The best way, therefore, to get free from the shackles of Maya is our complete and whole-hearted surrender to Baba. The Vedas cannot take you across the ocean of Maya. It is only the Sad-guru, who can do so and make you, see the Lord in all creatures.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 12, 2005, 03:20:28 AM
It was the habit of some devotees to take some religious books, of which they wanted to make a special study, to Baba and to receive the same back from Him, after they were touched and consecrated by Him. While reading daily such books, they felt that Baba was with them. Once, Kaka Mahajani came to Shirdi with a copy of Ekanathi Bhagwat. Shama took that book to read and taking it with him went to the Masjid. There Baba took it from him, touched it and turning some pages here and there gave it back to Shama and asked him to keep it with him. When Shama said that it belonged to Kaka and had to be returned to him. "No, no", said Baba. "As I have given it to you, better keep it with you for safe custody; it will be of use to you." In this way many books were entrusted to Shama. Kaka Mahajani after a some days came again with another copy of the same Bhagwat and gave it in Baba's hand. Then Baba gave it back as Prasad and asked him to preserve it well and assured him that it would stand him in good stead. Kaka accepted it with a bow.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 12, 2005, 03:22:33 AM
Geeta-Rahasya

Baba always loved those who studied Brahma-vidya (metaphysics) and encouraged them. To give an instance - Once Bapusaheb Jog received a post-parcel. It contained a copy of Geeta-Rahasya by Lokamanya Tilak. Taking it under his armpit he came to the Masjid and prostrated himself before Baba, when the parcel fell at Baba's Feet. Baba enquired what it was. It was opened then and there and the book was placed in Baba's hand. He turned some pages here and there for a few minutes and took out a rupee from His pocket placed it on the book and handed the same with the rupee to Jog and said to him - "Read this completely and you will be benefited".

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 12, 2005, 03:27:12 AM
Mrs. Khaparde was faithful and devout, and loved Baba deeply. Every noon she brought naivedya herself to the Masjid, and after it was accepted by Baba, she used to return and take her meals. Seeing her steady and firm devotion, Baba wanted to exhibit it to others. One noon she brought a dish containing Sanza (wheat-pudding), purees, rice, soup, and kheer (sweet rice) and other sundry articles to the Masjid. Baba, who usually waited for hours, got up at once, went up to His dining seat and removing the outer covering from the dish began to partake of the things zealously. Shama then asked Him - "Why this partiality? You throw away dishes of others and do not care to look at them, but this You draw to You earnestly and do justice to it. Why is the dish of this woman so sweet? This is a problem to us." Baba then explained - "This food is really extra-ordinary. In former birth this lady was a merchant's fat cow yielding much milk. Then she disappeared and took birth in a gardener's family, then in a Kshatriya family, and married a merchant. Then she was born in a Brahmin family. I saw her after a very long time, let Me take some sweet morsels of love from her dish." Saying this, Baba did full justice to her dish, washed his mouth and hands, gave out some belches as a mark of satisfaction, and resumed His seat. Then she make a bow and began to shampoo Baba's legs and Baba began to talk with her and knead her arms which were shampooing His Legs. On seeing this reciprocal service Shama began to joke and said - "It is going on well, it is a wonderful sight to see God and His Bhakta serving each other. "After being pleased with her sincere service, Baba asked her in low and fascinating tone to chant 'Rajarama, Rajarama' then and always, and said - "If you do this, your life's object will be gained, your mind will attain peace and you will be immensely benefited." To persons unfamiliar with spiritual matters, this might appear as affair, but really it was not so. It was a case of, what in technically called, 'Shakti-pat', i.e. transference of power from the Guru to the disciple. How forcible and effective were Baba's words! In an instant, they pierced her heart and found lodgement there.
This case illustrates the nature of the relations that should subsist between the Guru and the disciple. Both should love and serve each other as One. There is no distinction nor any difference between them. Both are One, and one cannot live without the other. The disciple placing his head on the Guru's feet is a gross or outward vision; really and internally they are both one and the same. Those who see any difference between them are yet unripe and not perfect.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 13, 2005, 05:58:22 AM
Baba did not stop with only issuing an order to read. Within a year He went to Deo and enquired about his progress. On 2nd April 1914, on Thursday morn, Baba gave him a dream-vision. He sat on the upper floor and asked him whether he understood the Pothi. "No" answered Deo. Baba - "Then when are you going to understand?" Deo burst into tears and said, "Unless You shower Your grace, the reading is mere worry and the understanding is still more difficult. I say this definitely." Baba - "While reading you make haste, read it before Me, in My presence." Deo - "What shall I read?" Baba - "Read Adhyatma (spiritualism)." Deo went to bring the book when he opened his eyes and was awakened. We leave the readers to imagine what ineffable joy and bliss Deo felt after this vision.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 13, 2005, 06:21:56 AM
Characteristic of Shirdi - Pilgrimage

One special peculiarity of Shirdi-pilgrimage was this, that none could leave Shirdi, without Baba's permission; and if he did, he invited untold sufferings, but if any one was asked to quit Shirdi, he could stay there no longer. Baba gave certain suggestions or hints, when Bhaktas went to bid good-bye and take leave. These suggestions had to be followed. If they were not followed or were departed from, accidents were sure to befall them, who acted contrary to Baba's directions.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 13, 2005, 06:29:09 AM
Lord Krishna has said in the Bhagawadgeeta (9-26) "Whosoever devoutly offers to me a leaf, a flower, or a fruit or water, of that pure-hearted man, I accept that pious offering." In the case of Sai Baba, if a devotee really longed to offer anything to Sai Baba, and if he afterwards forgot to offer the same, Baba reminded him, or his friend about the offering, and made him present it to Him, and then accepted it and blessed the devotee


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 13, 2005, 06:33:03 AM
Sai Baba gave His complete assent to the writing of the Sat-Charita and said, "I fully agree with you regarding the writing of Sat Charita. You do your duty, don’t be afraid in the least, steady your mind and have faith in My words. If my Leelas are written, the Avidya (nescience) will vanish and if they are attentively, and devoutly listened to, the consciousness of the worldly existence will abate, and strong waves of devotion, and love will rise up and if one dives deep into My Leelas, he would get precious jewels of knowledge."

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 14, 2005, 06:45:22 AM
Prayer

Now are fall flat before Sai Baba and holding His Feet make the following prayer for the public:- Let not our mind wander and desire anything except Thee. Let this work (Satcharita) be in every house and let it be studied daily. Ward off the calamities of those who study it regularly

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 14, 2005, 06:46:31 AM
Let us bow now before the great saints. Their merciful glances will destroy mountains of sins and do away with all the evil taints of our character. Their casual talk gives us good teachings and confers on us imperishable happiness. Their minds do not know any difference such as 'This is ours and that is yours.' Such differentiation never arises in their minds. Their debts (obligations) will never be repaid by us in this birth as well as in many future births.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: om sai ram on December 14, 2005, 07:20:49 AM
OM SAIRAM

ANANTKOTI BRAHMAND NAYAK RAJADHIRAJ YOGIRAJ PARABRAHMA SADGURU SAINTH MAHARAJ KI JAI.
THERE IS NO END OF BABA'A MAHIMA
BABA KI MAHIMA BABA HI JANE

SAI IS BEYOND THOUGHTS,BEYOND MINDS BEYOND TEXTURE OF CREATURES.

THEN WHO CAN NARRATE BABA'S LEELAS
 AND      MAHIMA , IT'S ONLY BABA ON ONE ELES
AND SAI IS SEATED IN THE  HEART OF TRUE SURRENDERED DEVOTEE LIKE DIPIKA WHO IS WRITTING SO BEAUTIFULLY AND WITH DEVOTION THAT ONCE U START READING U READ TILL END
I PRAY BABA TO GIVE HER MORE AND MORE TIME AND ENERGY SO THAT SHE MAY CONTINUE TO WRITE AND LET ALL  SAI BLESSED DEVOTTES KEEP DRINKING THE AMRITA OF SAI BHAKTI. READING THE WRITINGS OF DIPIKA MEANS READING SAISATCHARITA.

OM SAI RAM

MAHESH(saidas)
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 14, 2005, 09:00:32 AM
OMSAIRAM!MAHESH ji,
IT' But SAI BABA 's leelas.
Bhai I am just an ordinary devotee.
Sai only does what HE wants and chooses the medium.
I am just posting these thoughts from Shri Sai Satcharita.
Sai baba hum sab par aapni kripa banaye rakhiye!
(For Astrid.....BABA please keep your grace on all of us)

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Astrid on December 14, 2005, 09:06:57 AM
quote:
Originally posted by diPika
[Sai baba hum sab par aapni kripa banaye rakhiye!
(For Astrid.....BABA please keep your grace on all of us)



[:)][:X][:X][:)]

... still, Mahesh Bhai is right in everything he says [;)][:)]

OM SAI RAM

Astrid

Restless was my heart till it found rest in THEE
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 14, 2005, 09:59:12 AM
Such a unique and wonderful incarnation was Sai Baba. On account of the merits in my past birth, I had the good fortune to sit at His Feet and enjoy His blessed company. The joy and delight I derived therefrom was incomparable. In fact Sai Baba was pure Anand and Consciousness. I cannot sufficiently describle Him, His greatness and uniqueness. He who took delight at His Feet, was established in His own self. Many Sanyasis, Sadhakas and all sorts of men aspiring for salvation came to Sai Baba. He always walked, talked and laughed with them and always uttered with His tongue Allah Malik (God is the sole owner). He never liked discussion or arguments. He was always calm and controlled, though irritable at times, always preached full Vedanta and nobody knew till the last Who was Baba. Princes and poor people were treated alike by Him. He knew the inmost secrets of all, and when He gave expression to them, all were surprised. He was the repository of all knowledge, still He feigned ignorance. He also disliked honour. Such were the characteristics of Sai Baba. Though, He had a human body, His deeds testified to HIS Godhood. All people considered Him as the Lord God in Shirdi.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 14, 2005, 10:01:22 AM
Fool that I am, I cannot describe Baba s miracles. He got almost all the temples in Shirdi repaired. Through Tatya Patil, the temples of Shani, Ganapati, Shankar-Parvati, Village Deity, and Maruti were put in order. His charity was also remarkable. The money He used to collect as Dakshina was freely distributed, Rs.20 to some, Rs.15 or 50, to others everyday. The recipients thought that this was pure charity money, and Baba wished that it should be usefully employed.

People were immensely benefited by having a darshana of Baba. Some became hale and hearty; wicked people were turned into good ones. Kushtha (Leprosy) was cured in some cases, many got their desires fulfilled, without any drops or medicine being put in the eyes, some blind men got back their sight and some lame ones got their legs. Nobody could see the end of His extraordinary greatness. His fame spread far and wide, and pilgrims from all sides flocked to Shirdi. Baba sat always near the Dhuni and eased Himself there, and always sat in meditation; sometimes with and on other times without a bath.

He used to tie a white turban on his head; and wear a clean Dhotar round his waist, and a shirt on his body. This was his dress in the beginning.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 14, 2005, 10:03:16 AM
Baba s All-pervasiveness and Mercy

In the year 1910 A.D., Baba was sitting near the Dhuni on Divali holiday and warming Himself. He was pushing fire-wood into the Dhuni, which was brightly burning. A little later, instead of pushing logs of woods, Baba pushed His arm into the Dhuni; the arm was scorched and burnt immediately. This was noticed by the servant Madhava, and also by Madhavrao Deshpande (Shama). They at once ran to Baba and Madhavarao clasped Baba by His waist from behind and dragged Him forcible back ward and asked, "Deva, for what have You done this?" Then Baba came to His senses and replied, "The wife of a blacksmith at some distant place, was working the bellows of a furnace;her husband called her. Forgetting that her child was on her waist, she ran hastily and the child slipped into the furnace. I immediately thrust My hand into the furnace and saved the child. I do not mind My arm being burnt, but I am glad that the life of the child is saved."

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 14, 2005, 10:07:24 AM
Sai Baba loved His devotees and anticipated their wishes and movements. Mr. Nanasaheb Chandorkar, who was a great devotee of Baba, was Mamlatdar1 at Nandurbar in Khandesh. He got an order of transfer to Pandharpur. His devotion to Sai Baba bore fruit, as he got an order to go and stay at Pandharpur which is regarded as the BHUVAIKUNTHA - Heaven on earth. Nanasaheb had to take immediate charge, so he left, immediately, for the place, without even writing or informing anybody at Shirdi. He wanted to give a surprise visit to Shirdi - his Pandharpur, see and salute his Vithoba (Baba), and then proceed. Nobody dreamt of Nanasaheb s departure for Shirdi, but Sai Baba knew all about this, as His eyes were everywhere (omniscient). As soon as Nanasaheb approached Neemgaon, a few miles from Shirdi, there was stir in the Masjid at Shirdi. Baba was sitting and talking with Mhalsapati, Appa Shinde and Kashiram, when He at once said, "Let us all four do some Bhajan, the doors of Pandhari are open, let us merrily sing." Then they began to sing in chorus, the burden of the song being "I have to go to Pandharpur and I have to stay on there, for it is the house of my Lord."

Baba sang and the devotees followed Him. In a short time Nanasaheb came there with his family, prostrated before Baba and requested Him to accompany them to Pandharpur and stay with them there. This solicitation was not necessary, as the devotees told Nana- saheb that Baba was already in the mood of going to Pandharpur and staying there. Hearing this Nanasaheb was moved and fell at Baba s Feet. Then getting Baba s permission, Udi (sacred ashes) and Blessings, Nanasaheb left for Pandharpur.

There is no end to Baba s stories

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 15, 2005, 03:35:18 AM
Sai ever lives, as also the previous Incarnation of God Datta, Shri Narsimha Saraswati of Ganagapur. His Passing away is only an outward aspect, but really He pervades all animate and inanimate things and is their Inner Controller and Ruler. This can be, and is even now experienced by many who surrender themselves completely to Him and worship Him with whole-hearted devotion.

Shri Sai Satcharita

Chapters XLIII & XLIV



JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 16, 2005, 03:55:08 AM
"Generally, the worldly parents give birth to he body but death invariably follows life; but Sadguru does away with both life and death and so he is more kind and merciful than anybody".-Sai Satcharitha


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 17, 2005, 06:19:22 AM
After washing His mouth and face, Sai Baba began to make preparations for grinding wheat. He spread a sack on the floor; and thereon set a hand-mill. He took some quantity of wheat in a winnowing fan, and then drawing up the sleeves of His Kafni (robe); and taking hold of the peg of the hand-mill, started grinding the wheat by putting a few handfuls of wheat in the upper opening of the mill and rotoated it. I thought- 'What business Baba had with the grinding of wheat, when He possessed nothing and stored nothing, and as He lived on alms!'Some people who had come there thought likewise, but none had the courage to ask baba what He was doing. Immediately, this news of Baba's grinding wheat spread into the village, and at once men and women ran to the Masjid and flocked there to see Baba's act. Four bold women, fro m the crowd, forced their way up and pushing Baba aside, took forcibly the peg or handle into their hands, and, singing Baba's Leelas, started grinding. At first Baba was enraged, but on seeing the women's love and devotion, He was much pleased and began to smile. While they were grinding, they be-gan to think that Baba had no house, no property, no children, none to look after, and He lived on alms, He did not require any wheat-flour for making bread or roti, what will He do with this big quantity of flour? Perhaps as Baba is very kind, He will distribute the flour amongst us. Thinking in this way while singing, they finished the grinding and af-ter putting the hand-mill aside, they divided the flour into four por-tions and began to remove them one per head. Baba, Who was calm.3 and quiet up till now, got wild and started abusing them saying, "La-dies, are you gone mad? Whose father's property are you looting away? Have I borrowed any wheat from you, so that you can safely take the flour? Now please do this. Take the flour and throw it on the village border limits." On hearing this, the women felt abashed and whispering amongst themselves, went away to the outskirts of the village and spread the flour as directed by Baba.

I asked the Shirdi people - "What was this that Baba did?" They replied that as the Cholera Epidemic was spreading in the village and this was Baba's remedy against the same; it was not wheat that was ground but the Cholera itself was ground to pieces and pushed out of the village. From this time onward, the Cholera Epidemic subsided and the people of the village were happy. I was much pleased to know all this; but at the same time my curiosity was also aroused. I began to ask my-self - What earthly connection was there between wheat flour and Chol-era? What was the casual relation between the two? and how to recon-cile them? The incident seems to be inexplicable. I should write some-thing on this and sing to my heart's content Baba's sweet Leelas. Think-ing in this way about this Leela, my heart was filled with joy and I was thus inspired to write Baba's Life - The Satcharita.

And as we know, with Baba's grace and blessing this work was successfully accomplished.

Philosophical Significance of Grinding

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 17, 2005, 06:21:19 AM
Apart from the meaning which the people of Shirdi put on this incident of grinding wheat, there is, we think, a philosophical signifi-cance too. Sai Baba lived in Shirdi for about sixty years and during this long period, He did the business of grinding almost every day - not, however, the wheat alone; but the sins, the mental and physical afflications and the miseries of His innumerable devotees. The two stones of His mill consisted of Karma and Bhakti, the former being the lower and the latter the upper one. The handle with which Baba worked the mill con-sisted of Jnana. It was the firm conviction of Baba that Knowledge or Self-realization is not possible, unless there is the prior act of grinding of all our impulses, desires, sins; and of the three gunas, viz. Sattva, Raja and Tama; and the Ahamkara, which is so subtle and therefore so difficult to be got rid of.

This reminds us of a similar story of Kabir who seeing a woman CHAPTER I.4 SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA grinding corn said to his Guru, Nipathiranjana, "I am weeping because I feel the agony of being crushed in this wheel of wordly existence like the corn in the hand-mill." Nipathiranjana replied, "Do not be afraid; hold fast to the handle of knowledge of this mill, as I do, and do not wander far away from the same but turn inward to the Centre, and you are sure to be saved.

Bow to Shri Sai -- Peace be to all

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 17, 2005, 10:56:25 PM
Object of Writing the Work

In the first chapter, I described Sai Baba's miracle of checking and destroying the epidemic of Cholera by grinding wheat and throwing the flour, on the outskirts of the village. I heard other miracles of Sai Baba to my great delight, and this delight burst forth into this poetic work. I also thought, that the description of these grand miracles of Sai Baba would be interesting, and instructive to His devotees; and would remove their sins, and so I began to write the sacred life and teachings of Sai Baba. The life of the saint is neither logical nor dialectical. It shows us the true and great path

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Ramesh Ramnani on December 19, 2005, 01:45:23 AM
Date:Monday, December 19, 2005

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

People engage in Bhajan (devotional singing), Pooja (ritualistic worship) and Dhyana (meditation). But these are only at the physical plane. But, unless these are imbued with sincerity, they will not elevate us to the Divine. The Lord judges you by the sincerity of your thoughts, not by the form of your worship. The Lord sees your bhakthi (devotion) and not shakthi (power). He cares for your gunas (qualities) and not your kula (caste or lineage). He looks at your chiththam (heart) and not at your viththam (wealth). You must strive to purify your heart and engage yourself in righteous action, with devotion and integrity. No Sadhana (spiritual discipline) is of any use if you are involved in sinful deeds.
 
-BABA

Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 19, 2005, 08:47:55 AM
Shirdi Sai Baba, on commentating about the merits of Vishnu sahasranama, said
"Oh Shama, this book is very valuable and efficacious, so I present it to you, you read it. Once I suffered intensely and My heart began to palpitate and My life was in danger. At that critical time, I hugged this book to My heart and then, Shama, what a relief it gave me! I thought that Allah Himself came down and saved Me. So I give this to you, read it slowly, little by little, read daily one name at least and it will do you good."

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 20, 2005, 06:01:14 AM
"This Masjidmayi is very merciful. Those who step into her lap, all their difficulties will be removed "-Saibaba of Shirdi

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 20, 2005, 11:58:59 AM
Hemadpant thought that he was not a fit person to undertake the work. He said, "I do not know the life of my intimate friend nor do I know my own mind, then how can I write the life of a saint or describe the nature of Incarnations, which even the Vedas were unable to do? One must be a saint himself, before he could know other saints, then how can I describe their glory? To write the life of a saint is the most difficult, though one may as well measure the depth of the water of the seven seas or enclose the sky with cloth-trappings. I knew, that this was the most venturous undertaking, which might expose me to ridicule. I, therefore, invoked Sai Baba's grace

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 20, 2005, 12:00:58 PM
The premier poet-saint of Maharashtra, Shri Jnaneshwar Maharaj, has stated that the Lord loves those who write the lives of saints; and the saints also have a peculiar method of their own of getting the service, which the devotees long for, successfully accomplished. The saints inspire the work, the devotee becomes only an indirect cause or instrument to achieve the end. For instance, in 1700 Shaka year1, the poet Mahipati aspired to write the lives of saints. Saints inspired him, and got the work done; so also in 1800 Shaka year,2 Das Ganu's service was accepted. The former wrote 4 works-Bhakta Vijaya, Santa Vijaya, Bhakta Leelamrit and Santa Kathamrit, while the latter wrote two -"Bhakta Leelamrit and Santa Kathamrit", in which the lives of modern Saints were described. In chapters 31,32,33 of Bhakta Leelamrit and in chapter 57 of Santa Kathamrit, the sweet life and teachings of Sai Baba are very well depicted. These have been separately published in Sai Leela Magazine, Nos. 11 and 12, Vol. 17; the readers are advised to read these chapters. So also Sai Baba's wonderful Leelas are described in a small decent book named Shri Sainath Bhajana Mala by Mrs. Savitribai Raghunath Tendulkar of Bandra.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 20, 2005, 12:02:25 PM
Das-Ganu Maharaj also has composed various sweet poems on Sai Baba. A devotee named Amidas Bhavani Mehta, has also published some stories of Sri Baba in Gujarathi; some Nos. of Sainath Prabha, a magazine published by Dakshina Bhiksha Sanstha of Shirdi, are also published.



JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 20, 2005, 12:05:19 PM
Then the question of objection comes in, that while so many works regarding Sai Baba are extant, why should this (Satcharita) be written? and where is its necessity?

The answer is plain and simple. The life of Sai Baba is as wide and deep as the infinite ocean; and all can dive deep into the same and take out precious gems (of knowledge and Bhakti), and distribute them to the aspiring public. The stories, parables, and teachings of Sai Baba are very wonderful. They will give peace and happiness to the people, who are afflicted with sorrows and heavily loaded with miseries of this worldly existence, and also bestow knowledge and wisdom, both in the worldly and in spiritual domains. If these teachings of Sai Baba, which are as interesting and instructive as the Vedic lore, are listened to and meditated upon, the devotees will get, what they long for, viz., union with Brahman, mastery in eight-fold Yoga, Bliss of meditation etc. So I thought, that I should call these stories together that would be my best Upasana. This collection would be most delightful to those simple souls, whose eyes were not blessed with Sai Baba's darshana. So, I set aboust collecting Sai Baba's teachings and expressions -the outcome of His boundless and natural self-realization. It was Sai Baba, who inspired me in this matter; in fact, I surrendered my ego at His feet, and thought that my path was clear; and that He would make me quite happy here, and in the next world.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM



dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 20, 2005, 12:06:59 PM
I could not myself ask Sai Baba to give me permission for this work; so I requested Mr. Madhavrao Deshpande alias Shama, Baba's most intimate devotee, to speak to Him for me. He pleaded for my cause and said to Sai Baba, "This Annasaheb wishes to write Your biography, don't say that You are a poor begging Fakir, and there is no necessity to write it, but if You agree and help him, he will write or rather, Your feet (grace) will accomplish the work. Without Your consent and blessing, nothing can be done successfully."

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 20, 2005, 12:09:52 PM
When Sai Baba heard this request, He was moved and blessed me by giving me His Udi (sacred ashes) and placing His boon-bestowing hand on my head said :- "Let him make a collection of stories and experiences, keep notes and memos; I will help him. He is only an outward instrument. I should write Myself My autobiography and satisfy the wishes of My devotees. He should get rid of his ego, place (or surrender) it at My feet. He who acts like this in life, him I help the most. What of My life-stories? I serve him in his house in all possible ways. When his ego is completely annihilated and there is left no trace of it, I Myself shall enter into him and shall Myself write My own life. Hearing my stories and teachings will create faith in devotees' hearts and they will easily get self - realization and Bliss; let there be no insistence on establishing one's own view, no attempt to refute other's opinions, no discussions of pros and cons of any subject."

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 20, 2005, 12:11:22 PM
Looking to the future history, we think that Baba’s word (calling Mr. Dabholkar by the name Hemadpant) was significant and prophetic, as we find that he looked after the management of Sai Sansthan very intelligently, kept nicely all the accounts and was also the author of such a good work "Sai Satcharita", which deals with such important and spiritual subjects as Jnana, Bhakti and dispassion, self-surrender and self-realization.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 20, 2005, 12:13:09 PM
About the Necessity of a Guru

Hemadpant has left no note, no memo about what Baba said regarding this subject, but Kakasaheb Dixit has published his notes regarding this matter. Next day after Hemadpant's meeting with Sai Baba, Kakasaheb went to Baba and asked whether he should leave Shirdi. Baba Said, "Yes". Then someone asked - "Baba, where to go?" Baba said, "High up." Then the man said, "How is the way?" Baba said, "There are many ways leading there; there is one way also from here (Shirdi). The way is difficult. There are tigers and wolves in the jungles on the way." I (Kakasaheb) asked - "But Baba, what if we take a guide with us?" Baba answered, - "Then there is no difficulty. The guide will take you straight to your destination, avoiding wolves, tigers and ditches etc. on the way. If there be no guide, there is the danger of your being lost in the jungles or falling into ditches." Mr. Dabholkar was present on this occasion and he thought that this was the answer Baba gave to the question whether Guru was a necessity (Vide Sai Leela Vol. I, No.5, Page 47); and he thereupon took the hint that no discussion of the problem, whether man is free or bound, is of any use in spiritual matters, but that on the contrary real Paramartha is possible only as the result of the teachings of the Guru, as is illustrated in this chapter of the original work in the instances of great Avatars like Rama and Krishna, who had to submit themselves to their Gurus, Vasishtha and Sandipani respectively, for getting self- realization and that the only virtues necessary for such progress are faith and patience. (Vide Sai Satcharita, Ch. II, 191-92).

Bow to Shri Sai -- Peace be to all

   
JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 20, 2005, 12:19:02 PM
Greatness of Sad-guru Sai

We prostrate ourselves before and take refuge in that Sai Samarth Who besets all animate and inanimate things in the universe-from a post to God Brahma, pots, houses, mansions and even sky, Who pervades all creatures equally without any differentiation, to Whom all devotees are alike; and Who knows not honour and dishonour, like or dislike. If we remember Him and surrender to Him, He fulfills all our desires and makes us attain the goal of life.

This ocean of mundane existence is very hard to cross. Waves of infatuation beat high there against the bank of bad thoughts and break down trees of fortitude. The breeze of egoism blows forcibly and makes the ocean rough and agitated. Crocodiles in the form of anger and hatred move there fearlessly. Eddies in the form of the idea "I and Mine" and other doubts whirl there inecessantly and innumerable fishes in the form of censure, hate and jealousy play there, Though this ocean is so fierce and terrible, Sad-guru Sai is its Agasti (Destroyer) and the devotees of Sai have not the least to fear of it. Our Sadguru is the boat, which will safety take us across this ocean.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 20, 2005, 12:20:02 PM
Prayer

Now are fall flat before Sai Baba and holding His Feet make the following prayer for the public:- Let not our mind wander and desire anything except Thee. Let this work (Satcharita) be in every house and let it be studied daily. Ward off the calamities of those who study it regularly.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 20, 2005, 12:23:29 PM
Fala-Shruti (Reward of Study)

Now a few words about the reward you get, from a study of this work. After bathing in the sacred Godavari and after taking the darshan of the Samadhi in the Samadhi-mandir in Shirdi, you should read or hear the Satcharita. If you do this all your threefold afflictions will vanish. Casually thinking about the stories of Sai, you will get unconsciously interested in spiritual life and if you then go on through the work with love, all your sins will be destroyed. If you wish to get rid of the cycle of births and deaths, read Sai's stories and remember Him always; and get yourself attached (devoted) to His Feet. If you dive into the sea of Sai's stories, and then give them out to others, you will get an ever-new flavour of them and save the hearers from perdition. If you go on meditating on Sai's Form, it will in course of time disappear and lead you into self-realization. It is very hard to know or realize the nature of Self or Brahma, but if you approach through the Sugun Brahma (Sai's Form) your progress will be easy. If the devotee completely surrenders himself to Him, he will lose his individuality and be merged in Him and be one with Him, as the river in the sea. If you thus become merged with Him in any of the three states, viz., waking, dream and sleep, you get rid of the bond of samsara. If anybody after bathing reads this with love and faith,and completes it within a week, his calamities will disappear; or if he hears or reads it daily and regularly all his dangers will be warded off. By its study, a man wishing for wealth will get it and a pure trader, success in his life. He will get the reward according to his faith and devotion. Without these, there will be no experience of any kind. If you read this respectfully, Sai will be pleased, and removing you ignorance and poverty, He will give you knowledge, wealth and prosperity. With concentrated mind, if you read a Chapter daily, it will give you unbounded happiness. One who has his own welfare at heart, should study it carefully and then he will ever remember Sai gratefully and joyfully in birth after birth. This work should be read at home specially on Guru pournima (Ashadha full-moon day), Gokul-Ashtami, Rama-Navami and Dasara (Baba's anniversary day). If you study this one book carefully, all your desires will be satisfied and if you always remember Sai's Feet in your heart, you will easily cross the Bhava (Samsar) sugar. By its study, the diseased and sick will get health, the poor wealth, the mean and afflicted the prosperity, and the mind will get rid of all ideas and get steadiness.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 20, 2005, 12:24:45 PM
Dear good and devoted readers and listeners, we also make our bow to you all, and make you a special request. Never forget Him whose stories you have read day by day or month by month. The more fervently you read or listen to these stories, the more encouragement Sai gives us to serve you and be of use to you. Both the author and the readers must co-operate in this work, help each other and be happy.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 20, 2005, 12:25:55 PM
Prasad-Yachana

We close the with prayer to the Almighty for the following Prasad of favour:- May the readers and devotees get complete and whole-hearted devotion to Sai's Feet. May His Form be ever fixed in their eyes and may they see Sai (the Lord) in all beings. amen!

 

Bow to Shri Sai -- Peace be to all

 
JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 21, 2005, 01:23:44 AM
Tendulkar family

There lived in Bandra (a suburb of Bombay) a Tendalkar family, all the members of which were devoted to Baba. Mrs. Savitribai Tendulkar has published a Marathi book named "Shri Sainath Bhajan Mala" containing 800 abhangas and padas describing the Leelas of Baba. It is a book worth reading by those who are interested in Baba. The son, Babu Tendulkar was studying hard day and night and wanted to appear for the medical examination. He consulted some astrologers. Examining his horoscope they told him that the stars were not favourable that year and that he should appear for the examination next year, when he would be certainly successful. This cast a gloom over him and made him restless. A few days afterwards his mother went to Shirdi and saw Baba. Amongst other things she mentioned the gloomy and morose condition of her son, who was to appear for the examination in a few days. Hearing this Baba said to her,"Tell your son to believe in Me, to throw aside horoscopes and predictions of astrologers and palmists and go on with his studies. Let him appear for the examination with a calm mind, he is sure to pass this year. Ask him to trust in Me and not to get disappointed". The mother returned home and communicated Baba's message to her son. Then he studied hard and in due course appeared for the examination. In the written papers he did well, but being overwhelmed by doubts he thought that he would not secure sufficient marks for passing. So he did not care to appear for the oral examination. But the examiner was after him. He sent word through a fellow- student, stating that he had passed in the written examination and that he should appear for the oral. The son being thus encouraged appeared for the oral examination and was successful in both. Thus he got through the examination that year successfully by Baba's grace, though the stars were against him. It is to be noted here that doubts and difficulties surround us just to move us and confirm our faith. We are tested as it were. If we only hold on steadily to Baba with full faith and continue our endeavours, our efforts will be ultimately crowned with success.

The father of this boy, Raghunathrao was serving in some foreign mercantile firm in Bombay. As he grew old, he was not able to attend to his work properly and so he had to take leave and rest. As he did not improve during the period of leave a further extension of leave or retirement from service was inevitable. The Chief Manager of the firm decided to retire him on pension as he was an old and a reliable servant. The question regarding the amount of pension to be given was under consideration. He was getting Rs.150/- p.m. and his pension i.e. half the amount viz. Rs. 75/- would not be enough to meet the expenses of the family. So they were all anxious about this matter. Fifteen days before the final settlement, Baba appeared to Mrs. Tendulkar in her dream and said, "I wish that Rs. 100/- should be paid (settled) as pension, will this satisfy you?" She replied "Baba, why ask me this? We fully trust in You". Though Baba said Rs.100/- still he was given ten Rupees more i.e. Rs.110/- as a special case. Such wonderful love and care did Baba exhibit for His Bhaktas.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 21, 2005, 09:35:58 PM
Those who think that Baba is only in Shirdi
have totally failed to know me
.



My people do not come to me of their own accord;
it is I who seek and bring them to me



However distant my people may be,
I draw them to me just as we pull a bird
to us with a string tied to its foot
.




If a devotee is about to fall,
I stretch out my hands to support him or her
.



I will not allow my devotees to come to harm.

 

Whatever you do, wherever you may be,
always bear this in mind:
I am always aware of everything you do
.


SAI BABA

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 22, 2005, 05:57:01 AM
Lord Krishna has said in the Bhagawadgeeta (9-26) "Whosoever devoutly offers to me a leaf, a flower, or a fruit or water, of that pure-hearted man, I accept that pious offering." In the case of Sai Baba, if a devotee really longed to offer anything to Sai Baba, and if he afterwards forgot to offer the same, Baba reminded him, or his friend about the offering, and made him present it to Him, and then accepted it and blessed the devotee.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Ramesh Ramnani on December 22, 2005, 06:47:58 AM
Date:Thursday, December 22, 2005

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

One should yearn not for the prolongation of life but for its sanctification. A few moments as Hamsa, the Celestial Swan, are far more precious than many years as a crow. One should sublimate one's lower urges and take to the holy path, and achieve the glorious destiny of oneness with the Cosmic Consciousness, the identity of the Jiva (individual) and the Deva (Universal).
 
-BABA
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 22, 2005, 11:27:03 AM
The four sadhanas and the six sastras are not necessary.
Just have complete trust in your guru: it is enough.



Meditate on me either with form or without form,
that is pure bliss
.



God is not so far away. He is not in the heavens above,
nor in hell below. He is always near you.


If anyone gets angry with another,
they wound me to the quick.


What do we lose by another’s good fortune?
Let us celebrate with them, or strive to emulate them.
That should be our desire and determination
.


If anyone offends you do not return tit for tat.  

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 22, 2005, 11:33:25 AM
Put full faith in God’s providence.

Poverty is the highest of riches
and a thousand times superior to a king’s wealth.
 


My devotees see everything as their Guru.

Be contented and cheerful with what comes.  


What God gives is never exhausted,
what man gives never lasts
.


Look to me and I will look to you.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 23, 2005, 12:05:48 AM
Mission of the Saints

Lord Krishna says in Bhagvadgita (Chapter IV, 7-8) that "Whenever there is a decay of Dharma (righteousness) and an ascendancy of unrighteousness, I manifest Myself; and for the protection of the virtuous, the destruction of the vicious and for the establishment of righteousness, I manifest Myself in age after age".

This is the mission of Lord, and the Sages and Saints, Who are His representatives and Who appear here at proper times, help in their own way to fulfil that mission. For instance, when the twice born, i.e. the Brahmins, the Kshatriyas and the Vaishyas neglect their duties and when the Shudras try to usurp the rights of the higher classes, when spiritual preceptors are not respected but humiliated, when nobody cares for religious instructions, when every body thinks himself very learned, when people begin to partake of forbidden foods and intoxicating drinks, when under the cloak of religion, people indulge in malpractices, when people belonging to different sects fight amongst themselves, when Brah-mins fail to do Sandhya adoration, and the orthodox their religious practices, when Yogis neglect their meditation, when people begin to think that wealth, progeny, wife are their sole concern, and thus turn away from the true path of salvation, then do Saints appear and try to set matters right by their words and action. They serve us as beacon-lights, and show us the right path, and the right way for us to follow. In this way, many saints, viz. Nivritti, Jnanadev, Muktabai, Namdev, Gora, Gonayi, Ekanath, Tukaram, Narahari, Narsi Bhai, Sajan Kasai, Sawata, Ramdas, and various others did appear at various times to show the right path to the people, and so presently came Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 23, 2005, 12:07:12 AM
Shirdi - A Holy Tirth

The banks of the Godavari river, in the Ahmednagar District, are very fortunate for they gave birth and refuge to many a Saint, prominent amongst them being Jnaneshwar. Shirdi also falls in the Kopargaon Taluka of the Ahmednagar District. After crossing the Godavari river at Kopargaon, one gets the way to Shirdi. When you go three Koss (9 miles), you come to Nimgaon, from whence, Shirdi is visible. Shirdi is as famous and well-known as other holy places like Gangapur, Narsinhwadi, Audumbar on the banks of Krishna river. As the devotee Damaji flourished in and blessed Mangalvedha (near Pandharpur) as Samarth Ramdas at Sajjangad, as Shri Narasimha Saraswati at Saraswatiwadi, so Sainath flourished at Shirdi and blessed it.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on December 23, 2005, 12:11:17 AM
It is on account of Sai Baba that Shirdi grew into importance. Let us see what sort of a personage Sai Baba was. He conquered this Samsar (worldly existence), which is very difficult and hard to cross. Peace or mental calm was His ornament, and He was the repository of wisdom. He was the home of Vaishnava devotees, most liberal (like Karna) amongst liberals, the quint-essence of all essences. He had no love for perishable things, and was always engrossed in self-realization, which was His sole concern. He felt no pleasure in the things of this world or of the world beyond. His Antarang (heart) was as clear as a mirror, and His speech always rained nectar. The rich or poor people were the same to Him. He did not know or care for honour or dishonour. He was the Lord of all beings. He spoke freely and mixed with all people, saw the actings and dances of Nautchgirls and heard Gajjal songs. Still, He swerved not an inch from Samadhi (mental equilibrium). The name of Allah was always on His lips. While the world awoke, He slept; and while the world slept, He was vigilant. His abdomen (Inside) was as calm as the deep sea. His Ashram could not be determined, nor His actions could be definitely determined, and though He sat (lived) in one place, He knew all the transactions of the world. His Darbar was imposing. He told daily hundreds of stories, still He swerved not an inch from His vow of silence. He always leaned against the wall in the Masjid or walked morning, noon and evening towards Lendi (Nala) and Chavadi; still He at all times abided in the Self. Though a Siddha, He acted like a Sadhaka. He was meek, humble and egoless, and pleased all. Such was Sai Baba, and as the soil of Shirdi was trodden by Sai Baba's Feet, it attained extraordinary importance. As jnaneshwar elevated Alandi, Ekanath did to Paithan, so Sai Baba raised Shirdi. Blessed are the grass-leaves and stones of Shirdi, for they could easily kiss the Holy Feet of Sai Baba, and take their dust on their head. Shirdi became to us, devotees, another Pandharpur, Jagannath, Dwarka, Banaras (Kashi) and Rameshwar, Badrikedar, Nasik, Tryambakeshwar, Ujjain, and Maha Kaleshwar or Mahabaleshwar Gokarn. Contact of Sai Baba in Shirdi was like our Veda and Tantra; it quieted our Samsara (world consciousness) and rendered self-realization easy. The darshana of shri Sai was our Yoga-Sadhana, and talk with Him removed our sins. Shampooing His Legs was our bath in Triveni Prayag, and drinking the holy water of His Feet destroyed our desires. To us, His commands were Vedas, and accepting (eating) His Udi (sacred ashes) and Prasad was all purifying. He was our Shri Krishna and Shri Rama who gave us solace and He was our Para Brahma (Absolute Reality). He was Himself beyond the Pair of dwandwas (opposite), never dejected nor elated. He was always engrossed in His Self as ëExistence, Knowledge and Bliss.' Shirdi was His centre; but His field of action extended far wide, to Punjab, Calcutta, North India, Gujarat, Dacca (Now in Bangladesh) and Konkan. Thus the fame of Sai Baba spread, far, and wide, and people from all parts came to take His darshana and be blessed. By mere darshan, minds of people, whether, pure or impure, would become at once quiet. They got here the same sort of unparalleled joy that devotees get at Pandharpur by seeing Vithal Rakhumai. This is not an exaggeration. Consider what a devotee says in this respect.

Dictum of Goulibuva

An old devotee by name Goulibuva, aged about 95 years, was a Varkari of Pandhari. He stayed 8 months at Pandharpur and four months - Ashadha to Kartik (July - November) on the banks of the Ganges. He had an ass with him for carrying his luggage, and a disciple, as his companion. Every year he made his Vari or trip to Pandharpur and came to Shirdi to see Sai Baba, Whom he loved most. He used to stare at Baba and say, "This is Pandharinath Vithal incarnate, the merciful Lord of the poor and helpless." This Goulibuva was an old devotee of Vithoba, and had made many a trip to Pandhari; and he testified that Sai Baba was real Pandharinath.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 23, 2005, 12:13:08 AM
Vithal Himself Appeared

Sai Baba was very fond of remembering and singing God's name. He always uttered Allah Malik(God is Lord) ands in His presence made others sing God's name continuously, day and night, for 7 days. This is called Namasaptaha. Once He asked Das Ganu Maharaj to do the Namasaptaha. He replied that he would do it, provided he was assured that Vithal would appear at the end of the 7th day. Then Baba, placing His hand on his breast assured him that certainly Vithal would appear, but that the devotee must be ëearnest and devout'. The Dankapuri (Takore) of Takurnath, the Pandhari of Vithal, the Dwarka of Ranchhod (Krishna) is here (Shirdi). One need not go far out to see Dwarka. Will Vithal come here from some outside place? He is here. Only when the devotee is bursting with love and devotion, Vithal will manifest Himself here (Shirdi).

After the Saptaha was over, Vithal did manifest Himself in the following manner. Kakasaheb Dixit was, as usual, sitting in meditation after the bath, and he saw Vithal in a vision. When he went at noon for Baba's darshana, Baba asked him point-blank - "Did Vithal Patil come? Did you see Him? He is a very truant fellow, catch Him firmly, otherwise, he will escape, if you be a little inattentive." This happened in the morning and at noon there was another Vithal darshana. One hawker from outside, came there for selling 25 or 30 pictures of Vithoba. This picture exactly tallied with the figure, that appeared in Kakasaheb's vision. On seeing this and remembering Baba's words, Kakasaheb Dixit was much surprised and delighted. He bought one picture of Vithoba, and placed it in his shrine for worship.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 23, 2005, 12:14:37 AM
Bhagwantrao Kshirsagar's Story

How fond was Baba for Vithal worship was illustrated in Bhagwantrao Kshirsagar's story. The father of Bhagwantrao was a devotee of Vithoba, and used to make Varis (annual trips) to Pandharpur. He also had an image of Vithoba at home, which he worshipped. After his death, the son stopped everything - the Vari, the worship and shraddha ceremony etc. When Bhagwantrao came to Shirdi, Baba on remembering his father, at once said - "His father was my friend, so I dragged him (the son) here. He never offered naivaidya (offering of food) and so he starved Vithal and Me. So I brought him here. I shall remonstrate him now and set him to worship."

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 23, 2005, 12:16:06 AM
Das Ganu's Bath in Prayag

The Hindus think that a bath in the holy Tirth of Prayag1, where the Ganga and Yamuna meet, is very meritorious and thousands of pilgrims go there, at periodical times, to have the sacred bath there. Once, Das Ganu thought that he should go to Prayag for a bath, and came to Baba to get His permission for doing so. Baba replied to him - "It is not necessary to go so long. Our Prayag is here, believe me." Then wonder of wonders! When Das Ganu placed his head on Baba's Feet, out came or flowed streams, of Ganga - Yamuna water, from both the toes of Baba. Seeing this miracle, Das Ganu was overwhelmed with feelings of love and adoration and was full of tears. Inwardly, he felt inspired, and his speech burst forth into a song in praise of Baba and His Leelas.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 23, 2005, 08:23:03 AM
Harsh words cannot pierce your body.
If anybody speaks ill of you, just continue on unperturbed
.


Choose friends who will stick to you till the end,
through thick and thin
.


Meditate on what you read and think of God.


I give my devotees whatever they ask,
until they ask for what I want to give.


You should not stay for even one second at a place
where people are speaking disrespectfully of a saint
.



If you do not want to part with what you have,
do not lie and claim that you have nothing,
but decline politely saying that circumstances
or your own desires prevent you
.



JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 23, 2005, 08:29:47 AM
One’s sin will not cease
till one falls at the feet of sadhus
.



Whenever you undertake to do something,
do it thoroughly or not at all
.


God will show His love. He is kind to all.  

Wealth is really a means to work out dharma.
If one uses it merely for personal enjoyment,
it is vainly spent
.


The giver gives, but really he is sowing the seed
for later: the gift of a rich harvest
.


Avoid unnecessary disputation.

When you see with your inner eye. Then you realize
that you are God and not different from Him
.


Gain and loss, birth and death are in the hands of God.

 JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 23, 2005, 08:39:30 AM
If you are wealthy, be humble.
Plants bend when they bear fruit.


Spend money in charity;
be generous and munificent but not extravagant.


Get on with your worldly activities cheerfully,
but do not forget God.


Do not kick against the pricks of life.


Do not be obsessed by the importance of wealth.

See the divine in the human being.

Do not bark at people and don’t be aggressive,
but put up with others’ complaints.



If we see all actions as God’s doing,
we will be unattached and free from karmic bondage


Do not be idle: work, utter God’s name
and read the scriptures
.


If you avoid rivalry and dispute, God will protect you.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: SS91 on December 23, 2005, 09:10:09 AM
"JAISI JISKI NIYAT , VAIYASI USKI BARKAT "


IF YOU ACT IN A GOOD WAY,GOOD REALLY WILL FOLLOW.


Shirdi SaiBaba.

subhasrini
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 23, 2005, 11:54:44 AM
author quotes Sai Baba s words guaranteeing the welfare of the Bhaktas:-

"There will never be any dearth or scarcity, regarding food and clothes, in any devotees homes. It is my special characteristic, that I always look to, and provide, for the welfare of those devotees, who worship Me whole-heartedly with their minds ever fixed on Me. Lord Krishna has also said the same in the Gita. Therefore, strive not much for food and clothes. If you want anything, beg of the Lord, leave worldly honours, try to get Lord s grace and blessings, and be honored in His Court. Do not be deluded by worldly honor. The form of the Deity should be firmly fixed in the mind. Let all the senses and mind be ever devoted to the worship of the Lord, let there be no attraction for any other thing; fix the mind in remembering Me always, so that it will not wander elsewhere, towards body, wealth and home. Then it will be calm, peaceful and care-free. This is the sign of the mind, being well engaged in good company. If the mind is vagrant, it cannot be called well-merged."

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 23, 2005, 11:58:07 AM
Baba’s All-pervasiveness and Mercy

In the year 1910 A.D., Baba was sitting near the Dhuni on Divali holiday and warming Himself. He was pushing fire-wood into the Dhuni, which was brightly burning. A little later, instead of pushing logs of woods, Baba pushed His arm into the Dhuni; the arm was scorched and burnt immediately. This was noticed by the servant Madhava, and also by Madhavrao Deshpande (Shama). They at once ran to Baba and Madhavarao clasped Baba by His waist from behind and dragged Him forcible back ward and asked, "Deva, for what have You done this?" Then Baba came to His senses and replied, "The wife of a blacksmith at some distant place, was working the bellows of a furnace;her husband called her. Forgetting that her child was on her waist, she ran hastily and the child slipped into the furnace. I immediately thrust My hand into the furnace and saved the child. I do not mind My arm being burnt, but I am glad that the life of the child is saved."

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 23, 2005, 12:06:44 PM
Master Khaparde’s Plague-Case

I shall now relate another instance of Baba’s wonderful Leela. Mrs. Khaparde, the wife of Mr. Dadasaheb Khaparde of Amraoti, was staying at Shirdi with her young son for some days. One day the son got high fever, which further developed into Bubonic plague. The mother was frightened and felt most uneasy. She thought of leaving the place for Amraoti, and went near Baba in the evening, when He was coming near the Wada (now Samadhi Mandir) in His evening rounds, for asking His permission. She informed Him in a trembling tone, that her dear young son was down with plague. Baba spoke kindly and softly to her, saying that the sky is beset with clouds; but they will melt and pass off and everything will be smooth and clear. So saying, He lifted up His Kafni up to the waist and showed to all present, four fully developed bubos, as big as eggs, and added, "See, how I have to suffer for My devotees; their difficulties are Mine." Seeing this unique and extraordinary deed (Leela), the people were convinced as to how the Saints suffer pains for their devotees. The mind of the saints is softer than wax, it is soft, in and out, as butter. They love their devotees without any idea of gain, and regard them as their true relatives.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 23, 2005, 12:15:41 PM
The Inscrutable Power of Maya


Baba's words were always short, pithy, deep, full of meaning, efficient and well-balanced. He was ever content and never cared for anything. He said, "Though I have become a Fakir, have no house or wife, and though leaving off all cares, I have stayed at one place, the inevitable Maya teases Me often. Though I forgot Myself I cannot forget Her. She always envelops Me.This Maya (illusive power) of the Lord (Shri Hari) teases God Brahma and others; then what to speak of a poor Fakir like Me? Those who take refuge in the Lord wil be freed from Her clutches with his grace".

In such terms Baba spoke about the power of Maya. Lord Shri Krishna has said to Uddhava in the Bhagwat that the Saints are His living forms; and see what Baba had said for the welfare of His devotees: "Those who are fortunate and whose demerits have vanished; take to My worship. If you always say 'Sai, Sai' I shall take you over the seven seas; believe in these words, and you will be certainly benefited. I do not need any paraphernalia of worship - either eight-fold or sixteen-fold. I rest there where there is full devotion".

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 23, 2005, 11:11:52 PM
Naradiya Kirtan-Paddhati


Generally our Haridasas, while performing the Kirtan, wear a gala and full dress. They put on a head-dress, either a pheta or a turban, a long flowing coat with a shirt inside, an uparane (short dhotar) on the shoulders and the usual long dhotar from the waist below. Dressed in this fashion for some Kirtan in the Shirdi village,   Dasganu once went to bow to Baba. Baba asked him - "Well, bridegroom! where are you going dressed so beautifully like this?" 'For performing a Kirtan' was the reply. Then Baba said - "Why do you want all this paraphemalia-coat, uparani and pheta etc, layoff all that before Me, why wear them on the body?" Dasganu immediately took them off and placed them at the Baba's Feet. From that time Dasganu never wore these things while performing the Kirtan. He was always bare from waist upwards, a pair of `chiplis' was in his hand and a garland round his neck. This is not in consonance with the practice generally followed by all the Hardidasa, but this is the best and the purest method. The sage Narada, from whom the Kirtan-Paddhati originated, wore nothing on his trunk and head. He carried a 'veena' in his hand, and wandered from place to place everywhere singing the glory of the Lord.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 23, 2005, 11:20:15 PM
It is a well-known fact, that the Sadguru looks first to the qualifications of his disciples; and then gives them suitable instructions, without unsettling their minds in the least, and leads them on towards the goal of self-realization. In this respect, some say that what the Sadguru teaches or instructs, should not be divulged to others. They think that their instructions, become useless, if they are published. This view is not correct. The Sadguru is like a monsoon cloud. He pours down profusely, i.e., scatters widely his nectar-like teachings. These, we should enjoy and assimilate to our heart's content; and then serve others with them, without any reserve. This rule should apply, not only to what he teaches in our waking state, but to the visions he gives us in our dreams. To quote an instance: Budhakowshik Rishi composed his celebrated Ram-raksha stotra, which he had seen in his dream.

Like a loving mother forcing bitter but wholesome medicines down the throats of her children for the sake of their health, Sai Baba imparted spiritual instructions to His devotees. His method was not veiled or secret, but quite open. The devotees who followed His instructions got their object. Sad-gurus like Sai Baba open our (eyes of the) intellect and show us the divine beauties of the Self, and fulfill our tender longings of devotion. When this is done, our desire for sense-objects vanishes, twin fruits of Viveka (discrimination) and Vairagya (dispassion or non-attachment) come to our hands; and knowledge sprouts up even in the sleep. All this we get, when we come in contact with Saints (Sad-guru), serve them and secure their love. The Lord, who fulfills the desires of His devotees, comes to our aid, removes our troubles and sufferings, and makes us happy. This progress or development is entirely due to the help of the Sadguru, who is regarded as the Lord Himself. Therefore, we should always be after the Sad-guru, hear His stories, fall at His Feet and serve Him.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 24, 2005, 10:15:15 PM
Where Real or Sad-Guru is the helmsman, he is sure to carry us safely and easily beyond the worldly ocean. The word Sadguru brings to mind Sai Baba. He appears to me, as if standing before me, and applying Udi (scared ashes) to my fore-head and placing his hand of blessing on my head. Then joy fills my heart and love overflows through my eyes. Wonderful is the power of the touch of Guru’s hand. The subtle-body (consisting of thoughts and desires), which cannot be burnt by the world dissolving fire, is destroyed by the mere touch of the Guru’s hand, and the sins of many past births are cleaned and washed away. Even the speech of those, whose heads feel annoyed when they hear religious and Godly talks, attains calmness. The seeing of Sai Baba’s handsome form, chokes our throat with joy, makes the eyes overflowing with tears, and overwhelms the heart with emotions. It awakens in us ‘I am He (Brahman)’ consciousness, manifests the joy of self-realization, and dissolving the distinction of I and Thou, then and there, makes us one with the Supreme (One Reality).


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 24, 2005, 10:24:53 PM
It is Sai Baba Himself that inspires these stories and gets them written as He desires. Our duty is to surrender completely to Him and meditate on Him. Practising penance is better than pilgrimage, vow, sacrifice, and charity. Worshipping Hari (Lord) is better than penance, and meditation on the Sad-guru is the best of all. We have, therefore, to chant Sai's name by mouth, think over His sayings in our mind, meditate on His form, feel real love for Him in our heart and do all our actions for His sake. There is no better means than this for snapping the bondage of samsar. If we can do our duty on our part as stated above, Sai is bound to help and liberate us.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 27, 2005, 10:15:50 PM
Do not be obsessed by egotism, imagining that you are the cause of action: everything is due to God.
 


If we see all actions as God's doing, we will be unattached and free from karmic bondage.


Other people's acts will affect just them. It is only your own deeds that will affect you.
 
Do not be idle: work, utter God's name and read the scriptures.
 


If you avoid rivalry and dispute, God will protect you.


People abuse their own friends and family, but it is only after performing many meritorious acts that one gets a human birth. Why then come to Shirdi and slander people?

 
No one wants to take from me what I give abundantly.

Do not fight with anyone, nor retaliate, nor slander anyone.


Harsh words cannot pierce your body. If anybody speaks ill of you, just continue on unperturbed.


   JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE !



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 28, 2005, 09:10:48 AM
Sanza


At noon when Lakhamichand was sitting for meals he got some sanza (wheat-pudding) from a devotee as Prasad. He was pleased to have it. Next day also he expected it, but got nothing. So, he was anxious to get it again. Then on the third day at the noon Arati time, Bapusaheb Jog asked Baba, what naivedya he should bring. Baba told him to bring sanza. Then the Bhaktas brought two big potfuls of sanza. Lakshamichand was very hungry and there was some pain in his back. Then Baba said to him - "It is good that you are hungry, take sanza and some medicine for the pain in the back." He was again wonderstruck to see that Baba again read his mind and spoke out what was passing therein. How omniscient was He!

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 28, 2005, 09:16:19 AM
Burhanpore Lady

Now let us turn to another sparrow One lady in Burhanpore saw in her dream Sai Baba coming to her door and begging khichadi (rice cooked with dal and salt) for His meals. On awakening she saw no body at her door. However, she was pleased with the vision and told it to all including her husband. He was employed in the Postal Department and when he was transferred to Akola, both husband and wife, who were devout, decided to go to Shirdi. Then on a suitable day they left for Shirdi and after visiting Gomati Tirth on the way, reached Shirdi and stayed there for two months. Every day they went to the Masjid, performed Baba's worship and passed their time happily. The couple came to Shirdi to offer Khichadi as naivedya but for the first 14 days, somehow or other, it could not be offered. The lady did not like this delay. Then on the 15th day she came at noon to the Masjid with her khichadi. There she found that Baba and others were already sitting for meals, and that the curtain was down. Nobody dared enter in when the curtain was let down, but the lady could not wait. She threw up the curtain with her hand and entered. Strange to say that Baba seemed that day, hungry for khichadi and wanted that thing first and when the lady came in with the dish, Baba was delighted, and began to eat morsel after morsel of khichadi. On seeing the earnestness of Baba in this respect, everybody was wonderstruck and those, who heard the story of khichadi, were convinced about His extraordinary love for His devotees

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 28, 2005, 12:38:06 PM
Blessed, Oh Sai, are Your Feet, blessed is Your remembrance and blessed is Your darshana which frees us from the bond of Karma. Though Your Form is invisible to us now, still if the devotees believe in You, they get living experiences from You. By an invisible and subtle thread, You draw Your devotees from far and near to Your Feet, and embrace them like a kind and loving mother. The devotees do not know, where You are; but You so skillfully pull the wires, that they ultimately realize, that You are at their back to help and support them. The intelligent, wise and learned folk fall into the pit of the samsar on account of their egoism, but You save, by Your power, the poor, simple and devout persons. Inwardly and invisibly, You play all the game, but show that You save, by Your power the poor, simple and devout persons. Inwardly and invisibly You play all the game, but show that You are not concerned with it. While You do things, You pose Yourself as a non-doer, nobody ever knows Your life. The best course, therefore, for us is to surrender our body, speech and mind to Your Feet, and always chant Your name for destroying our sins. You fulfill the wishes of the devotees; and to those, who are without any desire, You give Bliss supreme. The chanting of Your sweet name, is the easiest sadhan for devotees. By this sadhan (means) our sins, Rajas and Tamas qualities, will vanish and the sattwa qualities, discrimination, dispassion and knowledge will follow. Then we shall abide in our Self and our Guru (who are one and the same). This is what is called complete surrender to the Guru. The only sure sign of this is that our mind gets calm and peaceful. The greatness of this surrender, devotion and knowledge is unique; for peace, non-attachment, fame and salvation etc., come in its train.
Blessed is the face of Sai. If we cast a glance at Him for a moment, He destroys the sorrow of many past births and confers great Bliss on us; and if He looks at us with grace, our bondage of Karma is immediately snapped away and we are led to happiness. The river Ganges washes away the dirt and sins of all people, who go to her for a bath; but she intently longs for the Saints to come to her; and bless her with their feet and remove all the dirt (sins) accumulated in her. She knows, for certain, that this accumulation can only be removed by the holy feet of the Saints. Sai is the crest-jewel of the Saints

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 28, 2005, 10:32:44 PM
If one meditates on me, repeats my name and sings about my deeds — he is transformed and his karma is destroyed. I stay by his side always. - Sai Baba

I speak the truth. - Sai Baba

I am not the body or the senses — I am formless and in everything. - Sai Baba

If any . . . creatures come to you . . . receive them well and treat them with due respect. - Sai Baba

If anybody wants any money from you and you are not inclined to give, do not give, but do not bark at him like a dog. - Sai Baba


Calmly look at the show of all things passing before you. Sai Baba



JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 29, 2005, 12:45:31 PM
Damu Anna


The readers are aware that a mention of this gentleman was made in the 6th Chapter, regarding the celebration of Rama-Navami festival in Shirdi. He went to Shirdi about the year 1895, when the Rama-Navami Utsava-celebration began and from that time he has been providing an ornamental flag for that occasion every year. He also feeds the poor and the fakirs that come there for the festival.

His Speculations : (1) Cotton

A Bombay friend of Damu Anna wrote to him, that they should do some cotton-speculation business in partnership which would bring them about two lacs of rupees as profit. (Damu Anna says in his statement made about the year 1936 to Mr. B.V.Narasimha Swami that the proposal about speculating at Bombay in cotton was from a broker who was not to be a partner, and that he (Damu Anna) was to be the sole adventurer: - vide P.75 of the Devotees' Experiences Part II). The broker wrote that the business was good and involved no risks and that the opportunity should not be lost. Damu Anna was oscillating in his mind. He could not at once determine to venture in the speculation. He thought about this and as he was a devotee of Baba, he wrote a detailed letter to Shama giving all the facts and requested him to consult Baba and take His advice in the matter. Shama got the letter next day and when he came with it at noon to the Masjid and placed it before Baba. He asked Shama what the matter was, and what the paper (letter) was about. He replied that Damu Anna of Nagar wanted to consult Him about something. Then Baba said - "What does he write, and what does he plan? It seems that he wants to catch the sky and that he is not content with what God has given him; read his letter". Shama than said, "The letter contains what you have just said now. Oh, Deva you sit here calm and composed and agitate the devotees and when they get restless, you draw them here, some in person and others through letters. If you know the contents of the latter, why do you then press me to read it?" Baba said - "Oh Shama, read it please. I speak at random and who believes Me."

Then Shama read the letter and Baba heard it attentively and said feelingly - "The Shet (Damu Anna) has gone mad; write to him in reply that nothing is wanting in his house. Let him be content with the half loaf (bread) he has now and let him not bother himself about lacs." Shama sent the reply which Damu Anna was anxiously waiting for. Reading it, he found that all his hopes and prospects about lacs of rupees as profit were dashed to the ground. He thought that he had done a mistake in consulting Baba. But as Shama had hinted in the reply that there was always much difference in seeing and hearing and that, therefore, he should come to Shirdi personally and see Baba. He thought it advisable to go to Shirdi and consult Baba personally about the affair. So he went to Shirdi, saw Baba, prostrated himself before Him and sat shampooing His legs. He had no courage to ask Baba openly about the speculation, but he thought in his mind, that it would be better if some share in the business should be assigned to Baba and said in his mind, that if Baba were to help him in this transaction, he would surrender some share of profits to Him. Damu Anna was thus thinking secretly in his mind, but nothing was veiled from Baba; everything past, present and future were clear to Him as an Amalaka fruit in hand. A child wants sweets, but its mother gives bitter pills; the former spoil its health, while the latter improve it. So the mother looking to the welfare of her infant, coaxes it and gives it bitter pills. Baba, kind mother as He was, knew the present and future prospects of His devotees, and therefore reading Damu Anna's mind, He openly spoke to him - "Bapu, I do not want to be entangled in any such wordly things (sharing profits)." Seeing Baba's disapproval Damu Anna dropped the enterprise.

(2) Grain-Dealing

Then he thought of trading in grain, rice, wheat and other groceries. Baba read also this thought and said to him, "You will be buying at five seers and selling at seven seers a rupee". So this business was also given up. The rice in the prices of grains was kept up for some time, and Baba's prophecy seemed to be falsified, but in a month or two there was abundant rain everywhere and the prices suddenly fell down; and, therefore, those who stored grains suffered a severe loss. Damu Anna was saved from this fate. Needless to say that the cotton speculation which was conducted by the broker with the help of another merchant also collapsed with a severe loss to the adventurers. After seeing that Baba had saved him from two severe losses in cotton and grain speculations, Damu Anna's faith in Baba grew strong and he remained a true devotee of Baba till His passing away and even now.


Amra-Leela (Mango miracle)


Once a parcel of about 300 good mangoes was received at Shirdi. It was sent from Goa by one Mamlatdar named Rale to Sai Baba in the name of Shama. When it was opened, all the mangoes were found to be in a good condition. They were given in Shama's charge and only four were retained and placed in the kolamba (pot) by Baba. He said that, "These four fruits are for Damu Anna, let them lie there".

This Damu Anna had three wives. According to his statement mentioned above, he had not three but two wives only. He had no issue. He consulted many astrologers and himself studied astrology to some extent and found that as there was a 'papi' (inauspicious) planet in his horoscope, there was no prospect of any issue to him in this life. But he had great faith in Baba. When he went to Shirdi, two hours after the receipt of the mango parcel, for worshipping Baba, He said, "Though other people are looking for the mangoes, they are Dammya's. He whose they are, should 'eat and die'." Damu Anna on hearing these words was first shocked, but on Mhalsapati (a prominent Shirdi devotees) explaining to him that death meant the death of the little self or egos, and to have it at Baba's Feet was a blessing, he said that he would accept the fruits and eat them. But Baba said to him. "Do not eat yourself, but give them to your junior wife. This Amra-Leela (mango miracle of 4 mangoes) will give her four sons and four daughters. This was done and ultimately in due course it was found Baba's words turned out true and not those of the astrologers.

Baba's speech established its efficacy or greatness while He was living in the flesh, but wonder of wonders! It did the same even after His passing away. Baba said - "Believe Me, though I pass away, My bones in My tomb will give you hope and confidence. Not only Myself but My tomb would be speaking, moving and communicating with those who would surrender themselves whole-heartedly to Me. Do not be anxious that I would be absent from you. You will hear My bones speaking and discussing your welfare. But remember Me always, believe in Me heart and soul and then you will be most benefited.


Prayer

Hemadpant closes this Chapter with a prayer. "Oh Sai Sad-guru, the wish fulfilling tree of the Bhaktas, Let us never forget and lose sight of Your Feet; we have been troubled with the ins and outs (births and deaths) in this samsar; now free us from this cycle of births and deaths. Restrain us from the outgoing of our senses to their objects and introvert us and bring us face to face with the Atma (Self).
As long as this outgoing tendency of the senses and the mind is not checked, there is no prospect of self-realisation. Neither son, nor wife nor friend will be of any use in the end. It is only You, Who will give us salvation and happiness. Destroy completely our tendency for discussions and other evil matters, let out tongue get a passion for chanting Your name. Drive out our thoughts, good or otherwise and make us forget our bodies and houses, and do away with our egoism. Make us ever remember Your name and forget all other things. Remove the restlessness of our mind, and make it steady and calm. If you just clasp us, the darkness of night of our ignorance will vanish and we shall live happily in Your light. That You made us drink the nectar of Your Leelas and awakened us from our slumber is due to Your grace and our store of merits in past births".


Note :- In this connection the following extract from Damu Anna's statement mentioned above, is worth perusal, (Page 76).

"Once when I sat at His Feet along with many others, I had two questions in my mind and He gave answers to both.

(1) There are so many crowding to Sai Baba. Do they all get benefit from Him?

To this, He replied orally - "Look at the mango tree in blossom. If all the flowers brought fruit, what a splendid crop it would be. But do they? Most fall off (either as flowers or as unripe fruits) by wind etc. Very few remain".


(2) The second question was about myself. If Baba were to pass away, how hopelessly adrift I would be and how am I to fare then? To this Baba answered that He would be with me when and wherever I thought of Him. That promise He had kept up before 1918 and has been keeping up after 1918. He is still with me. He is still guiding me. This was about 1910-11, when brothers separated from me and my sister died, and there was a theft and police enquiry, all of which incidents upset me very much.

When my sister died, my mind was much upset. I did not care for life and enjoyments. When I went to Baba, He pacified me with His Upadesh and made me eat a feast of Pooran Poli at Appa Kulkarni's house and get pasted with sandal.

There was a theft in my house. A thirty year's friend of mine stole my wife's jewel-box, including her auspicious Nathi (nose-ring). I wept before Baba's photo. The next day, the man returned the jewel-box and prayed for pardon.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all



JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE![/yellow]

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Ramesh Ramnani on December 30, 2005, 12:30:30 AM
Date:Friday, December 30, 2005

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Our devotion and prayer to God should not be for the sole purpose of obtaining something or fulfilling some desire of ours. It should be for the sake of securing the bliss of being close to the Lord and becoming one with Him. Do not ask for this or that from Him in return for prayers you offer or the sacrifices you make. Do not calculate returns or plan for the consequences. Act, because you have to and since it is your duty. Dedicate the deed as well as its consequences to Him. That is real devotion.
 
-BABA

Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 30, 2005, 09:42:03 PM
Baba's Advice Regarding our Behaviour


The following words of Baba are general and invaluable. If they are kept in mind and acted upon, they will always do you good. "Unless there is some relationship or connection, nobody goes anywhere. If any men or creatures come to you, do not discourteously drive them away, but receive them well and treat them, with due respect. Shri Hari (God) will be certainly pleased, if you give water to the thirsty, bread to the hungry, clothes to the naked, and your verandah to strangers for sitting and resting. If anybody wants any money from you, and you are not inclined to give, do not give, but do not bark at him, like a dog. Let anybody speak hundreds of things against you, do not resent by giving any bitter reply. If you always tolerate such things, you will certainly be happy. Let the world go topsy-turvy, you remain where you are. Standing or staying in your own place, look on calmly at the show of all things passing before you. Demolish the wall of difference that separates you from Me; and then the road for our meeting will be clear and open. The sense of differentiation, as I and thou, is the barrier that keeps away the disciple from his Master, and unless that is destroyed the state of union or atonement is not possible, "Allah Malik" i.e. God is the sole Proprietor, nobody else is our Protector. His method of work is extra-ordinary, invaluable, and inscrutable. His will will be done and He will show us the way, and satisfy our heart's desires. It is on account of Rinaubandh (former relationship) that we have come together, let us love and serve each other and be happy. He, who attain the supreme goal of life, is immortal and happy; all others merely exist, i.e., live so long as they breathe".

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 30, 2005, 09:56:11 PM
 Remuneration for Labour

One day at noon, Baba came near Radha-Krishna-Mai's house and said - "Bring Me a ladder." Some men brought it and set it against a house as directed by Baba. He climbed up on the roof of Vaman Gondkar's house, passed the roof of Radha-Krishna-Mai's house and then got down from the other corner. What object Baba had, none could know. Radha-Krishna-Mai was, at that time, shivering with Malaria. It may be to drive off that fever, that He may have gone there. Immediately after getting down, Baba paid Rupees two to the persons who brought the ladder. Somebody asked Baba, why he paid so much for this. He replied that nobody should take the labour of others, in vain. The worker should be paid, his dues promptly and liberally.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 30, 2005, 10:11:22 PM
The Ethics of the Ishavasya Upanishad

"One of the main features of the Ishavasya Upanishad, is the ethical advice it offers, and it is interesting to note that the ethics of the Upanishad are definitely based upon the meta-physical position advanced in it. The very opening words of the Upanishad tell us that God pervades every thing. As a corollary from this metaphysical position, the ethical advice it offers is, that a man ought to enjoy whatever God bestows on him in the firm belief, that as He pervades everything, whatever is bestowed on him by God must be good. It follows naturally, that the Upanishad should forbid us from coveting another man's property. In fact, we are fittingly taught here a lesson of contentment with one's own lot in the belief that whatever happens, it is divinely ordained and it is hence good for us. Another moral advice is, that man must spend his life-time always in doing action, specially the karmas enjoined in the Shastras, in a mood of believing resignation to His will. Inactivity, according to this Upanishad, would be the canker of the soul. It is only when a man spends his life-time on doing actions in this manner, that he can hope to attain the ideal of Naishkarmya. Finally, the text goes on to say that a man, who sees all beings in the Self and sees the Self as existing in all beings; in fact, for whom all beings and everything that exists have becomes the Self - how can such a man suffer infatuation? What ground would such a man have for grief? Loathfulness, infatuation and grief verily proceed from our not being able to see the Atman in all things. But a man, who realizes the oneness of all things, for whom everything has become the Self, must ipso facto, cease to be affected by the common foibles of humanity. (Page 169-170 of The Creative Period by Messrs. Belvalkar and Ranade)
 


Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 30, 2005, 10:19:17 PM
It is a general rule, that it is our good luck in the form of accumulation of merits in past births, that enables us to seek the company of Saints and profit thereby. In illustration of this rule, Hemadpant gives his own instance. He was a resident Magistrate of Bandra, A suburb of Bombay, for many years. A famour Mahomedan Saint named Pir Moulana was living there and many Hindus, Parsis and many others who followed different religion used to go to him and take his darshan. His Mujavar (priest) by name Inus pressed Hemadpant many a time, night and day, for going to see him, but for some reason or other he was not able to see him. After many years his turn came and he was called to Shirdi where he was permanently enlisted in Sai Baba's Darbar. Unfortunate fellows do not get this contact of the Saints. It is only the fortunate ones that get it.


 JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 30, 2005, 10:26:26 PM
The Pandharpur Pleader


We shall close this Chapter with short story showing Baba's omniscience and His using it for correcting people and setting them on the right path. Once a pleader from Pandharpur came to Shirdi, went to the Masjid, saw Sai Baba, fell at His Feet and, without being asked, offered some Dakshina, and sat in a corner eager to hear the talk, that was going on. Then Baba turned His face towards him and said - "How cunning the people are! They fall at the feet, offer Dakshina, but inwardly give abuses behind the back. Is not this wonderful?" This cap (remark) fitted the pleader and he had to wear (take) it. None understood the remark. The pleader grasped it, but kept silent. When they returned to the Wada, the pleader said to Kakasaheb Dixit - "What Baba remarked was perfectly right. The dart (remark) was aimed at me, it was a hint to me, that I should not indulge in reviling or scandalizing others (calling by names). When the subjudge or munsiff of Pandharput (Mr.Noolkar) came and stayed here for the improvement of his health, a discussion about this matter was going on in the bar-room at Pandharpur (as it ever happens in many a bar-room). It was said or discussed there whether the ailments, from which the sub-judge suffered were, ever likely to be got rid of without medicines, by merely going after Sai Baba, and whether it was proper for an educated man, like the sub-judge, to have recourse to such methods. The sub-judge was taken to task, i.e. he was ciritisied, as also Sai Baba. I also took some part in this affair; and now Sai Baba showed the impropriety of my conduct. This is not a rebuke to me, but a favour, an advice that I should not indulge in any scandal or slander of others; and not interfere unnecessarity in others' affairs".


Shirdi is about 100 Koss (Koss=3 miles) distant from Pandharpur; still Baba by His omniscience knew what transpired there in the bar-room. The intervening places -- rivers, jungles and mountains - were not a bar to His all-perceiving sight and He could see or read the hearts of all. There was nothing secret or veiled from Him. Everything, far or near, was plain and clear to Him as broad as daylight. Let a man be far or near, he cannot avoid the all-pervading gaze of Sai Baba. From this incident, the pleader took the lesson that he should never speak ill of others, nor unnecessarily criticize them. This his evil tendency was completely got rid of, and he was set on the right path.

Though the story refers to a pleader, still it is applicable to all. All should, therefore, take this lesson to heart and profit thereby.

Sai Baba's greatness is unfathomable, so are His wonderful Leelas. His life is also such; for He is Para-Brahman (Lord God) incarnate.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 30, 2005, 10:33:43 PM
Balasaheb Mirikar

Balasaheb Mirikar, son of Sirdar Kakasaheb Mirikar was Mamlatdar of Kopergaon. He was going on tour to Chitali. On the way he came to Shirdi to see Sai Baba. When he went to the Masjid and prostrated himself before Baba, usual conversation regarding health and other matters commenced, when Baba sounded a note of warning as follows:-"Do you know our Dwarakamayi?" As Balasaheb did not understand he kept quiet, Baba continued - "This is our Dwarakamayi, where you are sitting. She wards off all dangers and anxieties of the children, who sit on her lap. This Masjidmayi (its presiding Deity) is very merciful, she is the mother of the simple devotees, whom she will save in calamities. Once a person sits on her lap, all his troubles are over. He, who rests in her shade, gets Bliss". Then Baba gave him Udi, and placed His protecting hand on his head. When Balasaheb was about to depart, He again said- "Do you know the "Lamba Bava" (long gentleman), Viz. serpent?" And then closing the left arm like fist He brought it near the right elbow, and moving His left arm like the hood of a serpent, He said- "He is so terrible, but what can he do to the children of Dwarakamayi: When the Dwarakamayi (its presiding deity) protects, what can the serpent do?"


All who were present there, were curious to know the meaning of all this and its reference to Mirikar, but none had the courage to ask Baba about this. Then Balasaheb saluted Baba and left the Masjid with Shama. Baba called Shama back and asked him to accompany Balasaheb, and enjoy the Chitali trip. Shama came to Balasaheb, and told him that he would go with him according to Baba's wish. Balasaheb replied that he need not come as it would be inconvenient. Sharma returned to Baba and told Him what Balasaheb said to him. Baba said, "Alright, do not go. We should mean well and do well. Whatever is destined to happen, will happen".

In the meanwhile Balasaheb thought over again, and calling Shama asked him to accompany him. Then Shama going again to Baba and taking His leave started with Balasaheb in the tanga. They reached Chitali at 9 P.M. and encamped in the Maruti temple. The office-people had not come; so they sat quiet in the temple, talking and chitchating. Balasaheb was sitting on a mat reading a newspaper. His Uparani (upper dhotar) was spread across his waist and on a part of it a snake was sitting unobserved. It began to move with a rustling sound which was heard by the peon. He brought a lantern, saw the snake and raised an alarm- 'serpent, serpent'. Balasaheb was frightened and began to quiver. Shama was also amazed. Then he and others moved noiselessly and took sticks and clubs in their hands. The snake got down slowly from the waist and it moved away from Balasaheb; it was immediately done to death. Thus this calamity, which was prophesied by Baba, was averted and Balasaheb's love for Baba was deeply confirmed.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 30, 2005, 10:43:04 PM
Baba's Opinion


One devotee named Muktaram, then said that it was good that the poor creature escaped. Hemadpant challenged him saying that serpents should better be killed. There was a hot discussion between them - the former contending that serpents, and such creatures, should not be killed, the latter that they should be. As night came on, the discussion came to an end, without any decision being arrived at. Next day, the question was reffered to Baba, who gave His settled opinion as follows:- "God lives in all beings and creatures, whether they be serpents or scorpions. He is the Great Wirepuller of the world, and all beings, serpents, scorpions etc., obey His command. Unless He will it, nobody can do any harm to others. The world is all dependent on Him, and no one is independent. So we should take pity and love all creatures, leave off adventurous fights and killings and be patient. The Lord (God) is the Protector of all.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 31, 2005, 11:58:37 AM
When a man takes a plunge into the sea, he gets the merit of bathing in all the Tirthas and sacred rivers. Similarly when a man takes refuge at the feet of the Sad-guru, he gets the merit of bowing to the Trinity, i.e. Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh and also Para-Brahma. Victory be unto Shri Sai the wish-fulfilling tree and the ocean of knolwedge, who gives us self-realisation. Oh Sai, create in us regard for Your stories. Let the readers and audience devour them with the same relish with which the chatak bird drinks the water from the clouds and becomes happy. While listening to Your stories, let them and their families get all the sattwik emotions, viz. let their bodies perspire, let their eyes be full of tears, let their prana be steady, let their minds be composed, let their hair stand on end, let them cry, sob and shake, let their hostilities and their distinctions, great and small vanish. If these things happen, that is a sign of the grace of the Guru dawning upon them. When these emotions develop in you, the Guru is most pleased and will certainly lead you on to the goal of self-realisation. The best way, therefore, to get free from the shackles of Maya is our complete and whole-hearted surrender to Baba. The Vedas cannot take you across the ocean of Maya. It is only the Sad-guru, who can do so and make you, see the Lord in all creatures.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Ramesh Ramnani on January 01, 2006, 12:37:14 AM
JAI SAI RAM!!!

Date:Sunday, January 01, 2006

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

The year becomes new, and the day become holy only when you sanctify it by Sadhana (spiritual practices). Sadhana can grow blossom only in a field fertilized by love. Prema (love) is the sine qua non of Bhakthi (devotion). The love you now have toward material objects, name, fame, wife, children, etc. should be sanctified by being subsumed by the more overpowering Love of God. Let the tiny drops of your love for things material merge with the stream of love for God and be elevated. Have the love of God filling and thrilling your heart; then you will not hate anyone or indulge in unhealthy rivalries and find fault with anyone. Life becomes a sweet and fulfilling experience.
 
-BABA

OM SAI RAM!!!
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 02, 2006, 06:58:25 AM
TRUST THE GURU FULLY.


IF YOU LOOK TO ME I WILL LOOK TO YOU.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 02, 2006, 11:30:42 PM
Bow to the Kind Sai Who is the Abode of Mercy and Who is affectionate towards His devotees. By His mere darshan, He does away with their fear of this 'bhava' (samsar) and destroys their calamities. He was first Nirgun (formless), but on account of the devotion of His Bhaktas, He was obliged to take a form. To give liberation - self-realisation to the Bhaktas is the mission of the saints, and for Sai - the Chief of them, that mission is inevitable. Those who take refuge in His Feet have all their sins destroyed and their progress is certain. Remembering His Feet, Brahmins from holy places come to Him and read scriptures and chant the Gayatri mantra in His presence. We, who are weak and without any merits, do not know what Bhakti is but we know this much, that though all others may leave us, Sai won't forsake us. Those whom He favours get enormous strength, discrimination between the Unreal and the Real and knowledge.

Sai knows fully the desire of His devotees and fulfills the same. Hence they get what they want and are grateful. So we invoke Him and prostrate ourselves before Him. Forgetting all our faults let Him free us from all anxieties. He who being overcome with calamities remembers and prays Sai thus, will get his mind calmed and pacified through His grace.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 08, 2006, 02:32:51 AM
Sai Baba is always full of mercy. What is wanted on our part is whole-hearted devotion to Him. When a devotee has got firm faith and devotion, his wishes are soon fulfilled. When the desire arose in the mind of Hemadpant to write the life and Leelas of Sai Baba, He immediately got it written by him. When the order 'to keep the memos' was given, Hemadpant was inspired and his intellect got strength and boldness to undertake and finish the work. He was not, he say, qualified to write the work, but the gracious blessings of Baba enabled him to complete the undertaking; and thus you have this Satcharita which is a Somakant jewel, from which nectar in the form of Sai Leelas oozes out for the readers to drink to their hearts' content.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 09, 2006, 02:49:11 AM
"If a man utters My name with love, I shall fulfill all his wishes, increase his devotion. And if he sings earnestly My life and My deeds, him I shall beset in front and back and on all sides. Those devotees, who are attached to Me, heart and soul, will naturally feel happiness, when they hear these stories. Believe Me that if anybody sings My Leelas, I will give him infinite joy and everlasting contentment. It is My special characteristic to free any person, who surrenders completely to Me, and who does worship Me faithfully, and who remembers Me, and meditates on Me constantly. How can they be conscious of worldly objects and sensations, who utter My name, who worship Me, who think of My stories and My life and who thus always remember Me? I shall draw out My devotees from the jaws of Death. If My stories are listened to, all the diseases will be got rid of. So, hear My stories with respect; and think and meditate on them, assimilate them. This is the way of happiness and contentment. The pride and egoism of My devotees will vanish, the mind of the hearers will be set at rest; and if it has wholehearted and complete faith, it will be one with Supreme Consciousness. The simple remembrance of My name as ‘Sai, Sai’ will do away with sins of speech and hearing".

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 11, 2006, 02:10:15 AM
One special peculiarity of Shirdi-pilgrimage was this, that none could leave Shirdi, without Baba's permission; and if he did, he invited untold sufferings, but if any one was asked to quit Shirdi, he could stay there no longer. Baba gave certain suggestions or hints, when Bhaktas went to bid good-bye and take leave. These suggestions had to be followed. If they were not followed or were departed from, accidents were sure to befall them, who acted contrary to Baba's directions..

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 11, 2006, 11:40:53 PM
IF YOU LOOK TO ME,I LOOK TO YOU.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 14, 2006, 05:18:02 AM
Baba never, in fact, actually begged any money, nor allowed His Bhaktas to beg. He regarded money as a danger or bar to spiritual progress and did not allow His Bhaktas to fall into its clutches. Bhagat Mhalsapati, is an instance on tis point. He was very poor and could hardly make both ends meet. Baba never allowed him to make any money, nor gave him anything from the Dakshina amount. Once a kind and liberal merchant named Hansaraj gave a large amount of money to Mhalsapati in Baba's presence, but Baba did not allow him to accept it.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 14, 2006, 05:21:48 AM
Really this Jiva (human soul) transcends the three qualities, viz. Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas, but being deluded by Maya, he forgets his nature which is 'Existence-knowledge-bliss', and thinks that he is the doer and enjoyer and thus entangles himself in endless miseries and does not know the way of deliverance. The only way of deliverance is Loving Devotion towards the Guru's feet. The great Player or Actor Lord Sai has delighted His Bhaktas and transformed them into Himself (His nature).

We regard Sai Baba as an incarnation of God for reasons already stated, but He always said that He was an obedient servant of God. Though an incarnation He showed the people the way, how to behave satisfactorily and carry out the duties of their respective stations (Varnas) in this life. He never emulated others in any way, nor asked others to have something done for Him. For Him, Who saw the Lord in all movable and immovable things of this world, humility was the most proper thing. None He disregarded or disrespected; for He saw Narayan (Lord) in all beings, He never said, "I am God," but that He was a humble servant and He always remembered Him and always uttered - "Allah Malik" (God is the sole proprietor or Owner).

We do not know the various kinds of Saints, how they behave, what they do and eat etc. We only know, that by God's grace they manifest themselves in this world to liberate the ignorant and bound souls. If there be any store of merits on our account, we get a desire in listening to the stories and Leelas of the Saints, otherwise not.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 14, 2006, 07:45:35 AM
"I stay by the side of whoever repeats my name".-Sai Baba



JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 15, 2006, 03:07:58 AM
Baba - "This fellow (Annasaheb) has got the bad habit of eating alone. Today is a bazar-day and he was here chewing grams. I know his habit and these grams are a proof of it. What wonder is there is this matter?"

Hemadpant - "Baba, I never know of eating things alone; then why do you thrust this bad habit on me? I have never yet seen Shirdi bazar. I never went to the bazar today, then how could I buy grams, and how could I eat them if I had not bought them? I never eat anything unless I share it with others present near me".

Baba - "It is true that you give to the persons present; but if none be near-by, what could you or I do But do you remember Me before eating? Am I not always with you? Then do you offer Me anything before you eat?"


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 16, 2006, 06:03:19 AM
Captain Hate


Captain Hate, who was staying in Bikaner, was a great devotee of Baba. Once Baba appeared to him in his dream and said "Did you forget Me?" Hate then immediately held Baba's Feet and replied, "If a child forgets his mother, how could it be saved?" Then Hate went into the garden and took out fresh walpapadi vegetables, and arranging 'shidha' (ghee, wheat-flour and dal etc.) and Dakshina, was about to offer all this to Baba when he was awakened and came to know that the whole thing was a dream. Then he decided to send all these things to Baba at Shirdi. When he came to Gwalior some days afterwards, he sent Rs.12/- by money order to a friend, with instructions that Rs. 2 should be spent in buying shidha articles and walpapadi vegetables, and those should be offered to Baba with Rs. 10 as Dakshina. The friend went to Shirdi and purchased the things mentioned, but walpapadi was not available. In a short time a woman turned up with a basket on her head, which curiously enough contained the vegetables. It was purchased and then all the things were offered to Baba on behalf of Captain hate. Mr. Nimonkar prepared the 'naivedya' (rice and walpapadi vegetables) next day and offered the same to Baba. All the people were surprised to see that Baba while dining, took and ate walpapadi, and did not touch rice and other things. Hate's joy knew no bounds when he heard of this from his friend.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 16, 2006, 06:07:26 AM
Consecrated Rupee


At another time Captain Hate wished that he should have in his house a coin of rupee consecrated by Baba with His touch. He came across a friend who was bound for Shirdi. With him Hate sent his rupee. The friend went to Shirdi and after the usual saluation gave first his Dakshina which Baba pocketed. Then he gave Hate's rupee, which Baba took in His hand and began to stare at it. He held it in front, tossed it up with His right thumb and played with it. Then He said to the friend, "Return this to its owner with the Prasad of Udi, tell him that I want nothing from him, ask him to live in peace and contentment." The friend returned to Gwalior, handed over the consecrated rupee to Hate, and told him all the happened at Shirdi. This time Hate was much pleased and realised that Baba always encouraged good thoughts, and as he wished intently, Baba fulfilled the same accordingly.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 16, 2006, 06:12:07 AM
Waman Narvekar

Now let the readers hear a different story. A gentleman, named Waman Narvekar loved Baba very much. He once brought a rupee. On one said (obverse) of it were engraved the figures of Rama, Laxman and Sita and on the other (reverse) side was engraved the figure of Maruti, with folded hands. He offered it to Baba with a hope that He should consecrate it with His touch and return it to him with Udi. But Baba immediately pocketed it. Then Shama spoke to Baba, regarding Womanrao's intention and requested Him to return it. Then Baba spoke in the presence of Wamanrao as follows :- "Why should it be returned to him? We should keep it ourselves. If he gives Rs.25/- for it, it will be returned." Then, for the sake of that rupee, Wamanrao collected Rs.25/- and placed them before Baba. Then Baba said, "The value of that rupee far exceeds 25 Rupees. Shama, take this rupee, let us have it in our store, keep this in your shrine and worship it." No one had the courage to ask Baba why He followed this particular action. He only knows what is best and most suitable to each and all.


Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 16, 2006, 06:20:57 AM
Sai Baba gave His complete assent to the writing of the Sat-Charita and said, "I fully agree with you regarding the writing of Sat Charita. You do your duty, don’t be afraid in the least, steady your mind and have faith in My words. If my Leelas are written, the Avidya (nescience) will vanish and if they are attentively, and devoutly listened to, the consciousness of the worldly existence will abate, and strong waves of devotion, and love will rise up and if one dives deep into My Leelas, he would get precious jewels of knowledge."

Hearing this, author was much pleased, and he at once became fearless and confident, and thought that work was bound to be a success. Then turning to Shama (Madhavrao Deshpande) Sai Baba said.

"If a man utters My name with love, I shall fulfill all his wishes, increase his devotion. And if he sings earnestly My life and My deeds, him I shall beset in front and back and on all sides. Those devotees, who are attached to Me, heart and soul, will naturally feel happiness, when they hear these stories. Believe Me that if anybody sings My Leelas, I will give him infinite joy and everlasting contentment. It is My special characteristic to free any person, who surrenders completely to Me, and who does worship Me faithfully, and who remembers Me, and meditates on Me constantly. How can they be conscious of worldly objects and sensations, who utter My name, who worship Me, who think of My stories and My life and who thus always remember Me? I shall draw out My devotees from the jaws of Death. If My stories are listened to, all the diseases will be got rid of. So, hear My stories with respect; and think and meditate on them, assimilate them. This is the way of happiness and contentment. The pride and egoism of My devotees will vanish, the mind of the hearers will be set at rest; and if it has wholehearted and complete faith, it will be one with Supreme Consciousness. The simple remembrance of My name as ‘Sai, Sai’ will do away with sins of speech and hearing" .


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 16, 2006, 06:22:34 AM
The Lord entrusts different works to different devotees. Some are given the work of building temples and maths, or ghats (flight of steps) on rivers; some are made to sing the glories of God; some are sent on pilgrimages; but to me was allotted the work of writing the Sat Charita.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 16, 2006, 08:44:23 AM
 "I stay by the side of whoever repeats my name".-Sai Baba



JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 17, 2006, 01:15:22 AM
If you make me the sole object of your thoughts and aims, you will gain the supreme goal.


Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.


I am the slave of my devotee.



JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 17, 2006, 05:26:55 AM
a guide is always necessary to show us the right way in small or great matters; and no quest can be successfully carried out on an empty stomach. Unless God wills it, no one meets us on the way. Do not discard offers of food; served dish should not be thrust away. Offers of bread and food should be regarded as auspicious signs of success." Saying this he again offered us food and asked us to be calm and patient. Again we did not like this good hospitality and discarded his offer and went away. Without doing any quest and without taking any food, the three began to move out. So obstinate were they. I was hungry and thirsty and I was moved with the Vanjari's extraordinary love; we thought ourselves very learned but were quite strangers to pity and kindness. The Vanjari was a quite illiterate and unqualified fellow and belonged to a low caste. Still he had love in his heart and asked us to eat the bread. In this way he who loves others disinterestedly is really enlightened and I thought acceptance of his hospitality was the best beginning of getting knowledge. So very respectfully I accepted the loaf of bread offered, ate it and drank water.

Then to! The Guru at once came and stood before us,


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 17, 2006, 05:37:28 AM
Baba's Sircar


Baba gave a story of his boyhood as follows:- "When I was a youngester, I was in search of bread and went to Beedgaum. There I got embroidery work. I worked hard, sparing no pains. The employer was very much pleased with Me. Three other boys worked before Me. The first got Rs. 50/- the second Rs. 100/- and the third Rs. 150/-. And I was given twice the whole of this amount, viz. Rs. 600/-. After seeing my cleverness, the employer loved me, praised me and honoured me with a full dress, a turban for the head and a shell a for the body, etc. I kept this dress intact withoutusing it. I thought that what a man might give does not last long and it is always imperfect. But what My Sircar (God) gives, lasts to the end of time. No other gift from any man can be compared to His. My Sircar says "Take, take," but everybody comes to me and says 'Give, give.' Nobody attends carefully to the meaning of what I say. My Sircar's treasury (spiritual wealth) is full, it is overflowing. I say, "Dig out and take away this wealth in cartloads, the blessed son of a true mother should fill himself with this wealth. The skill of my Fakir, the Leela of my Bhagwan, the aptitude of my Sircar is quite unique. What about Me? Body (earth) will mix with earth, breath with air. This time won't come again. I go somewhere, sit somewhere; the hard Maya troubles Me much, still I feel always anxiety for My men. He who does anything (spiritual endeavour) will reap its fruit and he who remembers these words of Mine will get invaluable happiness."


Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all



JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 18, 2006, 02:14:00 AM
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JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!




Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 18, 2006, 02:19:35 AM
SHRADDHA                   SABURI


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JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 18, 2006, 02:21:14 AM
SABKA MALLIK EK HAI


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JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 18, 2006, 10:07:32 PM
11 Sayings of Baba

 
 
Whoever puts his feet on Shirdi soil, his sufferings would come to an end.
 
The wretched and miserable would rise into plenty of joy and happiness, as soon as they climb steps of my Samadhi.
 
 
I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this earthly body.
 

My tomb shall bless and speak to the needs of my devotees.
 


I shall be active and vigorous even from the tomb.
 
 
My mortal remains would speak from the tomb.
 
 
I am ever living to help and guide all who come to me, who surrender to me and who seek refuge in me.
 
If you look to me, I look to you.
 
If you cast your burden on me, I shall surely bear it.
 
 
If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once.
 
 
There shall be no want in the house of my devotees



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JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 20, 2006, 07:08:50 AM
It is the general practice amongst the Hindus that when a man is about to die, some good religious scripture is read out to him with the object that his mind should be withdrawn from worldly things and fixed in matters spiritual, so that his future progress should be natural and easy. Everybody knows that when king Parik****i was cursed by the son of a Brahmin Rishi and was about to die after a week, the great sage Shuka expounded to him the famous Bahagwat Puran in that week. This practice is followed even now and Gita, Bhagawat and other sacred books are read out to dying persons. Baba being an incarnation of God needed no such help, but just to set an example to the people, He followed this practice. When He knew that He was to pass away soon, He ordered one Mr.Vaze to read Ramavijaya to Him. Mr.Vaze read the book once in the week. Then Baba asked him to read the same again day and night and he finished the second reading in three days. Thus eleven days passed. Then again he read for three days and was exhausted. So Baba let him go and kept Himself quiet. He abided on His Self and was waiting for the last moment.

JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 23, 2006, 01:48:27 AM
Balaji Patil Newaskar

This man was a great devotee of Baba. He rendered most excellent and disinterested service. Every day he swept and kept clean all the passages and streets in Shirdi through which Baba passed in His daily routine. This work was, after him, equally well-done by another female devotee named Rahda-Krishna-Mai, and after her by Abdoola. When Balaji reaped his corn every year, he brought the whole quantity and presented it to Baba. He returned with what Baba gave him and maintained himself and his family with it. This course was followed by him for many years and after him by his son.

Power and Efficacy of Udi

Once it happened that at Balaji's death anniversary day, a certain number of guests were invited and the dinner was prepared for them. But at the dinner-time it was found that thrice the number of people invited had turned up. Mrs. Newaskar was in a fix. She thought that the food would not suffice for the people assembled and that if it fell short, the honour of the family would be at stake. Her mother-in-law comforted her by saying, "Don't be afraid, it is not ours, but Sai's food; cover every vessel with cloth, putting some Udi in it, and serve from the same without opening it : Sai will save us from ignominy." She did as she was advised and it was found to their surprise and joy that not only did the food suffice for all, but plenty of it remained after serving. "As one feels intently, so he realizes accordingly" was proved in this case.


JISKE SIR UPAR TU SAI WOH DUKH KAISA PAAYE!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM




dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 28, 2006, 06:01:34 AM
Why fear when I am here?

I am formless and everywhere

I am in everything and beyond. I fill all space.

All that you see taken together is Myself.

I do not shake or move.

If one devotes their entire time to me and rests in me, need fear nothing for body and soul.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 10, 2006, 06:40:25 AM


SAI BABA LET YOUR HOLY LOTUS FEET BE OUR SOLE REFUGE.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 14, 2006, 05:23:39 AM

IF U LOOK TO ME,I WILL LOOK TO YOU.



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 16, 2006, 11:21:13 AM
There shall be no want in the house of my devotees



There shall be no want in the house of my devotees


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 20, 2006, 02:29:03 AM
If one sees me and me alone and listens to my Leelas and is devoted to me alone, they will reach God.

My business is to give blessings.

I get angry with none. Will a mother get angry with her children? Will the ocean send back the waters to the several rivers?


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 20, 2006, 12:00:10 PM
Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

If you cannot endure abuse from another, just say a simple word or two, or else leave.

What do we lose by another’s good fortune? Let us celebrate with them, or strive to emulate them.

That should be our desire and determination.

I stay by the side of whoever repeats my name.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 20, 2006, 12:01:25 PM
My devotees see everything as their Guru.




Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 23, 2006, 05:19:47 AM
Unless God wills it, no one meets us on the way. Do not discard offers of food; served dish should not be thrust away. Offers of bread and food should be regarded as auspicious signs of success." Saying this he again offered us food and asked us to be calm and patient. Again we did not like this good hospitality and discarded his offer and went away. Without doing any quest and without taking any food, the three began to move out. So obstinate were they. I was hungry and thirsty and I was moved with the Vanjari's extraordinary love; we thought ourselves very learned but were quite strangers to pity and kindness. The Vanjari was a quite illiterate and unqualified fellow and belonged to a low caste. Still he had love in his heart and asked us to eat the bread. In this way he who loves others disinterestedly is really enlightened and I thought acceptance of his hospitality was the best beginning of getting knowledge. So very respectfully I accepted the loaf of bread offered, ate it and drank water.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 23, 2006, 05:46:34 AM
The love of a Mother is peculiar, extraordinary and disinterested and has no parallel. A human mother knows the wants of her child beforehand and feeds it, at her breast in time. Shri Saibaba feels this Motherly love towards their people (disciple) and give them what they want. Shri Saibaba thought that what a man might give does not last long; and it is always imperfect. But what my Sircar (God) gives, lasts to the end of time. No other gift from any man can be compared to the gift of the Almighty. My Sircar (God) says, 'Take Take', but everybody comes to Me and says 'Give Give', nobody attends carefully to what I say, My Sircar's treasury (spiritual wealth) is full, it is overflowing. I say: 'Dig out and take away this Wealth in cartloads'. The Blessed son of a True Mother should fill himself with this Wealth. In fact, there no person more liberal and benevolent than The SadGuru Shri Saibaba who wants to give us the most precious thing that is inconceivable and inscrutable (The Reality).

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 23, 2006, 11:37:41 AM
If one sees me and me alone and listens to my Leelas and is devoted to me alone, they will reach God.

My business is to give blessings.

Choose friends who will stick to you till the end, through thick and thin.

Meditate on what you read and think of God.

I give my devotees whatever they ask, until they ask for what I want to give.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 01, 2006, 06:11:00 AM
Victory be unto Sai Who is the main-stay of the Bhaktas, Who is our Sadguru, Who expounds the meaning of the Gita and Who gives us all powers. Oh Sai, look favourably on us and bless us all.



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 02, 2006, 12:29:24 AM
All our senses, organs, and mind should co-operate in worshipping and serving Baba. It is no use in engaging some organs in the worship and deflecting others. If a thing like worhsip or meditation is to be done, it ought to be done with all our mind and soul.

The love that a chaste woman bears to her husband is sometimes compared to that which a disciple bears to his master (Guru). Yet the former falls far short of the latter, which is incomparable. No one, whether he be father, mother, brother or any other relation, comes to our aid in attaining the goal of life (self-realization). We have to chalk out and traverse the path of self-realization ourselves. We have to discriminate between the Unreal and the Real, renounce the things and enjoyments of this world and the next, control our senses and mind, and aspire for liberation only. Instead of depending upon others, we should have full faith in ourselves. When we begin to practice discrimination, we come to know, that the world is transient and unreal and our passion for worldly things becomes less and less, and ultimately we get dispassion or non-attachment for them. Then we know that the Brahma which is no other than our Guru is the sole reality and as It transcends and besets the seeming universe, we begin to worship It in all creatures. This is the unitive Bhajan or worship. When we thus worship the Brahma or Guru whole-heartedly, we become one with Him and attain self-realization. In short, always chanting the name of the Guru, and meditating on Him enables us to see Him in all beings, and confers eternal bliss on us


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 02, 2006, 02:22:36 AM
"Let all the senses and mind be ever devoted to the worship of the Lord, Let there be no attraction for any other thing; fix the mind in remembering Me always so that it will not wonder else where, towards body, wealth and home and then it will be calm peaceful and care free."-Sai Baba



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 04, 2006, 05:57:32 AM
Bow to the Kind Sai Who is the Abode of Mercy and Who is affectionate towards His devotees. By His mere darshan, He does away with their fear of this 'bhava' (samsar) and destroys their calamities. He was first Nirgun (formless), but on account of the devotion of His Bhaktas, He was obliged to take a form. To give liberation - self-realisation to the Bhaktas is the mission of the saints, and for Sai - the Chief of them, that mission is inevitable. Those who take refuge in His Feet have all their sins destroyed and their progress is certain. Remembering His Feet, Brahmins from holy places come to Him and read scriptures and chant the Gayatri mantra in His presence. We, who are weak and without any merits, do not know what Bhakti is but we know this much, that though all others may leave us, Sai won't forsake us. Those whom He favours get enormous strength, discrimination between the Unreal and the Real and knowledge.

Sai knows fully the desire of His devotees and fulfills the same. Hence they get what they want and are grateful. So we invoke Him and prostrate ourselves before Him. Forgetting all our faults let Him free us from all anxieties. He who being overcome with calamities remembers and prays Sai thus, will get his mind calmed and pacified through His grace.

This Sai - the ocean of mercy, says Hemadpant, favoured him and the result of this, is the present work - Sai-Satcharia. Otherwise what qualifications had he and who would undertake this enterprise? But as Sai took all the responsibility, Hemadpant felt no burden, nor any care about this. When the powerful Light of knowledge was there to inspire his speech and pen, why should he entertain any doubt or feel any anxiety? Sai got the service in the form of this book done by him; this is due to the accumulation of his merits in the past births and, therefore, he thinks himself fortunate and blessed.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 04, 2006, 05:58:35 AM
Punjabi Ramalal of Bombay

Once a Punjabi Brahmin of Bombay named Ramalal got a dream in which Baba appeared and asked him to come to Shirdi. Baba appeared to him as a Mahant (Saint), but he did not know His whereabouts. He thought that he should go and see Him, but as he knew not His address, he did not know what to do. But He Who calls anybody for an interview makes the necessary arrangements for the same. The same happened in this case. The same afternoon when he was strolling in the streets, he saw a picture of Baba in a shop. The features of the Mahant, he saw in the dream, exactly tallied with those of the picture. Then making enquiries, he came to know that the picture was of Sai Baba of Shirdi. He then went soon after to Shirdi and stayed there till his death.

In this way Baba brought His devotees to Shirdi for darshan and satisfied their wants, material as well as spiritual.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 06, 2006, 04:02:25 AM
"Let us be content to remain as He makes us, to submit our wills to His. (Allah rakega vahisa rahena)".-Sai Baba



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 07, 2006, 03:08:36 AM
Always think of God and you will see what He does.

Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 07, 2006, 03:09:42 AM
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Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 08, 2006, 08:33:29 AM
The Lord entrusts different works to different devotees. Some are given the work of building temples and maths, or ghats (flight of steps) on rivers; some are made to sing the glories of God; some are sent on pilgrimages; but to me was allotted the work of writing the Sat Charita.



Sai baba let your holy louts feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 09, 2006, 05:41:50 AM
11 Sayings of Baba

 
 
Whoever puts his feet on Shirdi soil, his sufferings would come to an end.
 
 
The wretched and miserable would rise into plenty of joy and happiness, as soon as they climb steps of my Samadhi.
 
 
I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this earthly body.
 
 
My tomb shall bless and speak to the needs of my devotees.
 
 
I shall be active and vigorous even from the tomb.
 
 
My mortal remains would speak from the tomb.
 
 
I am ever living to help and guide all who come to me, who surrender to me and who seek refuge in me.
 
 
If you look to me, I look to you.
 
 
If you cast your burden on me, I shall surely bear it.
 
 
If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once.
 
Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 10, 2006, 09:40:02 AM
If one sees me and me alone and listens to my Leelas and is devoted to me alone, they will reach God.

My business is to give blessings.

I get angry with none. Will a mother get angry with her children? Will the ocean send back the waters to the several rivers?


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: SS91 on March 10, 2006, 09:51:29 AM
The life of Sai Baba is as wide and deep as the infinite ocean,

and all can dive deep into the same and take out precious gems of

 knowledge and Bhakti.

The stories leela and teachings of Sai Baba are very wonderful.

They will give peace and happiness, union with Brahaman, mastery in

eight-fold yoga, bliss of meditation, and help the people rid

themselves of the burden of sorrows and the miseries of the worldly

existence.

These stories will also bestow knowledge and wisdom,

both in the worldly and in spiritual domains.

SAIRAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



subhasrini
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 13, 2006, 11:37:02 AM
Why fear when I am here?


If one devotes their entire time to me and rests in me, need fear nothing for body and soul.


If one sees me and me alone and listens to my Leelas and is devoted to me alone, they will reach God.


My business is to give blessings.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM



dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 13, 2006, 11:38:40 AM
Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.



SAI BABA



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 16, 2006, 01:15:25 AM
Master Khaparde’s Plague-Case
I shall now relate another instance of Baba’s wonderful Leela. Mrs. Khaparde, the wife of Mr. Dadasaheb Khaparde of Amraoti, was staying at Shirdi with her young son for some days. One day the son got high fever, which further developed into Bubonic plague. The mother was frightened and felt most uneasy. She thought of leaving the place for Amraoti, and went near Baba in the evening, when He was coming near the Wada (now Samadhi Mandir) in His evening rounds, for asking His permission. She informed Him in a trembling tone, that her dear young son was down with plague. Baba spoke kindly and softly to her, saying that the sky is beset with clouds; but they will melt and pass off and everything will be smooth and clear. So saying, He lifted up His Kafni up to the waist and showed to all present, four fully developed bubos, as big as eggs, and added, "See, how I have to suffer for My devotees; their difficulties are Mine." Seeing this unique and extraordinary deed (Leela), the people were convinced as to how the Saints suffer pains for their devotees. The mind of the saints is softer than wax, it is soft, in and out, as butter. They love their devotees without any idea of gain, and regard them as their true relatives.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 21, 2006, 01:53:36 AM
Eleven Assurances of Sai Baba
Whoever puts his feet on Shirdi soil, his sufferings would come to an end.

The wretched and miserable would rise into plenty of joy and happiness, as soon as they climb the steps of my Mosque.

I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this earthly body.

My tomb shall bless and speak the needs of my devotees.

I shall be active and vigorous even from my tomb.

My mortal remains would speak from my tomb.

I am Ever living to help and guide all, who come to me, who surrender to me and who seek refuge in me.

If you look at me I look at you.

If you cast your burden on me, I shall surely bear it.

If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once.

There shall be no want in the house of my devotees

SAI BABA


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 23, 2006, 04:53:34 AM
Naradiya Kirtan-Paddhati

Generally our Haridasas 2 , while performing the Kirtan, wear a gala and full dress. They put on a head-dress, either a pheta or a turban, a long flowing coat with a shirt inside, an uparane (short dhotar) on the shoulders and the usual long dhotar from the waist below. Dressed in this fashion for some Kirtan in the Shirdi village, Dasganu once went to bow to Baba. Baba asked him - "Well, bridegroom! where are you going dressed so beautifully like this?" 'For performing a Kirtan' was the re-ply. Then Baba said - "Why do you want all this paraphemalia-coat, uparani and pheta etc, doff all that before Me, why wear them on the body?" Dasganu immediately took them off and placed them at the Baba's Feet. From that time Dasganu never wore these things while performing the Kirtan. He was always bare from waist upwards, a pair of chiplis' was in his hand and a garland round his neck. This is not in consonance with the practice generally followed by all the Hardidasa, but this is the best and the purest method. The sage Narada, from whom the Kirtan-Paddhati originated, wore nothing on his trunk and head. He carried a 'veena' in his hand, and wandered from place to place everywhere sing-ing the glory of the Lord.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 23, 2006, 04:58:07 AM
Mr. Cholkar's Sugarless Tea

Initially, Baba was known in Poona and Ahmednagar Districts, but Nanasaheb Chandorkar, by his personal talks and by Dasganu, by his splendid Kirtans, spread the fame of Baba in the Konkan (Bombay Presidency). In fact, it was Dasganu - May God bless him-who, by his beautiful and inimitable Kirtans, made Baba available to so many peo-ple there. The audience, who come to hear the Kirtans have different tastes. Some like the erudition of the Haridas; some his gestures, some his singing, some his wit and humour, some his preliminary dissertation on Vedanta, and some others, his main stories and so on; but among them, there are very few, who by hearing the Kirtan get faith and devotion or love for God or saints. The effect of hearing Dasganu's kirtan on the minds of audience was however electric, as it were. We give an instance here:

Dasganu was once performing his Kirtan and singing the glory of Sai Baba, in the Koupineshwar temple in Thana. One Mr. Cholkar, a poor man serving as a candidate in the Civil Courts in Thana, was amongst the audience. He heard Dasganu's Kirtan most attentively and was much moved. He there and then mentally bowed and vowed to Baba saying - "Baba, I am a poor man, unable to support my family. If by your grace, I pass the departmental examination, and get a permanent post, I shall go to Shirdi, fall at Your Feet and distribute sugar-candy in Your name." As good luck would have it, Mr.Cholkar did pass te examination and did get the permanent post and now it remained for him to fulfil his vow, the sooner the better. Mr. Cholkar was a poor man with a large family to support; and he could not afford to pay for the expenses of a Shirdi trip. As is well said, one can easily cross over Nahne ghat in Thana Dis-trict or even the Sahyadri Range 2 ; but it is very difficult for a poor man to cross Umbareghat, i.e., the threshold of his house. As Mr. Cholkar was anxious to fulfill his vow as early as possible, he resolved to economize, cut down his expenses, and save money. He determined not to use sugar in his diet; and began to take his tea without it. After he was able to save some money in this way, he came to Shirdi, took Baba's darshan, fell at His Feet, offered a coconut, distributed it with a clean conscience along with sugar-candy as per his vow and said to Baba that he was much pleased with His darshan and that his desires were fulfilled that day. Mr. Cholkar was in the Masjid with his host Bapusaheb Jog. When the host and the guest both got up and were about to leave the Masjid, Baba spoke to Jog as follows:- "Give him (your guest) cups of tea, fully saturated with Sugar." Hearing these significant words, Mr. Cholkar was much moved, he was wonderstruck, his eyes were bedewed with tears, and he fell at Baba's Feet again. Mr. Jog was also curious about this direc-tion, regarding the tea-cups to be given to his guest. Baba wanted by His words to create faith and devotion in Cholkar’s mind. He hinted as it were, that He got the sugar-candy as per his vow and that He knew full well his secret determination not to use sugar in his diet. Baba meant to say, “If you spread your palms with devotion before Me, I am immediately with you, day and night. Though, I am here bodily, still I know what you do; beyond the seven seas. Go wherever you will, over the wide world. I am with you. My abode is in your heart and I am within you. Always worship Me, Who is seated in your heart, as well as, in the hearts of all beings. Blessed and fortunate, indeed, is he who knows Me thus.”

What a beautiful and important lesson was thus imparted by Baba to Mr. Chokar !

Two Lizards

Now we close this Chapter, with a story of two little lizards. Once Baba was sitting in the Masjid. A devotee sat in front of Him, when a lizard tick-ticked. Out of curiosity, the devotee asked Baba whether this tick-ticking of the lizard signified anything; was it a good sign or a bad omen? Baba said that the lizard was overjoyed as her sister from Aurangabad was coming to see her. The devotee sat silent, not making out the meaning of Baba's words. Immediately, a gentle-man from Aurangabad came on horse-back to see Baba. He wanted to proceed further, but his horse would not go, as it was hungry and wanted grams. He took out a bag from his shoulders to bring grams and dashed it on the ground to remove dirt. A lizard came out therefrom and in the presence of all, climbed up the wall. Baba asked the ques-tioner devotee to mark her well. She at once went strutting to her sister. Both sisters met each other after a long time, kissed and em-braced each other, whirled round and danced with love! Where is Shirdi and where is Aurangabad? How should the man on horse-back come there from Aurangabad with the lizard? And how should Baba make the prophesy of the meeting of the two sisters? All this is really very wonderful and proves the omniscience -- the all-knowing nature of Baba.

Post Script

He who respectfully reads this Chapter or studies it daily, will get all his miseries removed by the grace of the Sadguru Sai Baba, Hence:

 

Bow to Shri Sai -- Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 23, 2006, 09:56:03 AM
"This fakir has compassion for all and will look after you very lovingly"-Saibaba  



SAI BABA LET YOUR HOLY LOTUS FEET BE OUR SOLE REFUGE.OMSAIRAM  

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 24, 2006, 01:18:11 AM
Why fear when I am here?



SAI BABA


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 24, 2006, 01:21:17 AM
If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out my hands to support him or her.


SAI BABA




Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM  

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 29, 2006, 10:26:19 PM
Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana




Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM  

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 29, 2006, 10:29:34 PM
I am the slave of those who hunger and thirst after me and treat everything else as unimportant.


Whoever makes me the sole object of their love, merges in me like a river in the ocean.


Look to me and I will look to you.

What God gives is never exhausted, what man gives never lasts.

Be contented and cheerful with what comes.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 04, 2006, 02:10:52 AM
If one sees me and me alone and listens to my Leelas and is devoted to me alone, they will reach God.


SAI BABA



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 04, 2006, 02:13:41 AM
 Be contented and cheerful with what comes.


Do not be idle: work, utter God’s name and read the scriptures.


Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 05, 2006, 09:45:23 PM
The day for the Urus was fixed on the Rama-Navami day, after having consultation with Sai Baba. It seems, He had some end in view, in this, viz., the Unification of the two fairs of festivals, the Urus and the Rama-Navami and the unification of the two communities - the Hindus and the Mahomedans. As future events showed, this end or object was achieved.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 07, 2006, 06:30:13 AM
Sitting in Shirdi Masjid, Baba had said that there are many paths, but one of the paths leading to God is through the Dwarkamayee.




Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 07, 2006, 06:31:15 AM
"One must carry out one's vow, or bear the consequences"-Sai Baba



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 07, 2006, 06:32:38 AM
Sai Baba said, "I give my people what they want until they will begin to ask me what I want to give them ".



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 11, 2006, 11:31:11 AM
Surrender completely to God.


 ALLAH MALLIK HAI!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 11, 2006, 11:32:35 AM
Those who think that Baba is only in Shirdi have totally failed to know me.


SAI BABA


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 11, 2006, 01:51:11 PM
Sai Baba is always full of mercy. What is wanted on our part is whole-hearted devotion to Him. When a devotee has got firm faith and devotion, his wishes are soon fulfilled. When the desire arose in the mind of Hemadpant to write the life and Leelas of Sai Baba, He immediately got it written by him. When the order 'to keep the memos' was given, Hemadpant was inspired and his intellect got strength and boldness to undertake and finish the work. He was not, he say, qualified to write the work, but the gracious blessings of Baba enabled him to complete the undertaking; and thus you have this Satcharita which is a Somakant jewel, from which nectar in the form of Sai Leelas oozes out for the readers to drink to their hearts' content.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 13, 2006, 03:12:30 AM
Dictum of Goulibuva

An old devotee by name Goulibuva, aged about 95 years, was a Varkari of Pandhari. He stayed 8 months at Pandharpur and four months - Ashadha to Kartik (July - November) on the banks of the Ganges. He had an ass with him for carrying his luggage, and a disciple, as his companion. Every year he made his Vari or trip to Pandharpur and came to Shirdi to see Sai Baba, Whom he loved most. He used to stare at Baba and say, "This is Pandharinath Vithal incarnate, the merciful Lord of the poor and helpless." This Goulibuva was an old devotee of Vithoba, and had made many a trip to Pandhari; and he testified that Sai Baba was real Pandharinath.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM



dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 13, 2006, 12:01:33 PM
"Let us remember and visualize Shri Sai. Let us go to Shirdi, and see
carefully the programmes, after the noon-Arati. After the Arati
ceremony was over, Sai used to come out of the Dwarakamai, and standing
on its edge, distribute Udi to the devotees with very kind and loving
looks. The Bhaktas also got up with equal fervor, clasped His Feet, and
standing and staring at Him, enjoyed the shower of Udi. Baba passed
handfuls of Udi into the palms of the devotees and marked their
foreheads with Udi with His fingers. The love He bore for them in His
heart was boundless. Then He addressed the Bhaktas as follows: - "Oh
Bhau, go to take your lunch; you Anna go to your lodgings; you Bapu,
enjoy your dishes".

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 14, 2006, 10:34:13 PM


       ALLAH MALIK  



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 15, 2006, 12:16:01 AM
"IF YOU LOOK TO ME,I WILL LOOK TO YOU"


SAI BABA




Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM




dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 19, 2006, 01:44:16 PM
Blessed is Shirdi and blessed is Dwarkamayi where Shri Sai lived and moved until He took Mahasamadhi. Blessed are the people of Shirdi whom He obliged and for whom He came such long distance. Shirdi was a small village first, but it attained great importance, on account of His contact and became a Tirtha, holy place of pilgrimage. Equally blessed are the womenfolk of Shirdi, blessed is their whole and undivided faith in Him. They sang the glories of Baba while bathing, grinding, pounding corn and doing other house-hold work. Blessed is their love, for they sang sweet songs which calm and pacify the minds of the singers and listeners.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 19, 2006, 01:48:52 PM
It is Sai Baba Himself that inspires these stories and gets them written as He desires. Our duty is to surrender completely to Him and meditate on Him. Practising penance is better than pilgrimage, vow, sacrifice, and charity. Worshipping Hari (Lord) is better than penance, and meditation on the Sad-guru is the best of all. We have, therefore, to chant Sai's name by mouth, think over His sayings in our mind, meditate on His form, feel real love for Him in our heart and do all our actions for His sake. There is no better means than this for snapping the bondage of samsar. If we can do our duty on our part as stated above, Sai is bound to help and liberate us

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 19, 2006, 01:50:34 PM
Nana told him about his restlessness at the sight of the beautiful lady, how Baba knew it and advised him about it. Nana explained Baba's meaning as follows - "That our mind is fickle by nature, it should not be allowed to get wild. The senses may get restless, the body, however, should be held in check and not allowed to be impatient. Senses run after objects, but we should not follow them and crave for their objects. By slow and gradual practice retlessness can be conquered. We should not be swayed by the senses, but they cannot be completely controlled. We should curb them rightly and properly according to the need of the occasion. Beauty is the subject of sight; we should fearlessly look at the beauty of objects. There is no room for shyness or fear. Only we should never entertain evil thoughts. Making the mind desireless, observe God's works of beauty. In this way the senses will be easily and naturally controlled and even in enjoying objects you will be reminded of God. If the outer senses are not held in check and if the mind be allowed to run after objects and be attached to them, our cycle of births and deaths will not come to an end. Objects of sense are things harmful. With Viveka (discrimination) as our charioteer, we will control the mind and will not allow the senses to go astray. With such a charioteer we reach the Vishnu-pada, the final abode, our real Home from which there is no return."

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 19, 2006, 01:52:02 PM
It is a general rule, that it is our good luck in the form of accumulation of merits in past births, that enables us to seek the company of Saints and profit thereby.



Sai Baba's greatness is unfathomable, so are His wonderful Leelas. His life is also such; for He is Para-Brahman (Lord God) incarnate.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 25, 2006, 01:52:01 AM
t is a well-known fact, that the Sadguru looks first to the qualifications of his disciples; and then gives them suitable instructions, without unsettling their minds in the least, and leads them on towards the goal of self-realization.


Like a loving mother forcing bitter but wholesome medicines down the throats of her children for the sake of their health, Sai Baba imparted spiritual instructions to His devotees. His method was not veiled or secret, but quite open. The devotees who followed His instructions got their object. Sad-gurus like Sai Baba open our (eyes of the) intellect and show us the divine beauties of the Self, and fulfill our tender longings of devotion. When this is done, our desire for sense-objects vanishes, twin fruits of Viveka (discrimination) and Vairagya (dispassion or non-attachment) come to our hands; and knowledge sprouts up even in the sleep. All this we get, when we come in contact with Saints (Sad-guru), serve them and secure their love. The Lord, who fulfills the desires of His devotees, comes to our aid, removes our troubles and sufferings, and makes us happy. This progress or development is entirely due to the help of the Sadguru, who is regarded as the Lord Himself. Therefore, we should always be after the Sad-guru, hear His stories, fall at His Feet and serve Him.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 25, 2006, 01:53:51 AM
Baba spoke as follows:- "My method is quite unique. Remember well, this one story, and it will be very useful. To get the knowledge (realization) of the Self, Dhyana (meditation) is necessary. If you practice it continuously, the Vrittis (thoughts) will be pacified. Being quite desireless, you should meditate on the Lord, Who is in all the creatures, and when the mind is concentrated, the goal will be achieved. Meditate always on My formless nature, which is knowledge incarnate, consciousness and bliss. If you cannot do this, meditate on My Form from top to toe as you see here night and day. As you go on doing this, your Vrittis will concentrate on one point and the distinction between the Dhyata (meditator), Dhyana (act of meditation), Dhyeya (this meditated upon) will be lost and the meditator will be one with the Consciousness and be merged in the Brahman. The (mother) tortoise is on one bank of the river, and her young ones are on the other side. She gives neither milk, nor warmth to them. Her mere glance gives them nutrition. The young ones do nothing, but remember (meditate upon) their mother. The tortoise glance is, to the young ones, a down-pour of nectar, the only source of sustenance and happiness. Similar is the relation, between the Guru and disciples."

When Baba uttered these last words, the chorus of the Arati songs stopped and all cried out loudly in one voice: "Victory be to our Sadguru Sai Maharaj, Who is Existence, Knowledge and Bliss." Dear readers, let us imagine, that we are at this time, standing amongst the crowd in the Masjid; and let us join them in this Jayajayakar.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 25, 2006, 01:55:07 AM
Let anybody speak hundreds of things against you, do not resent by giving any bitter reply. If you always tolerate such things, you will certainly be happy. Let the world go topsy-turvy, you remain where you are. Standing or staying in your own place, look on calmly at the show of all things passing before you. Demolish the wall of difference that separates you from Me; and then the road for our meeting will be clear and open. The sense of differentiation, as I and thou, is the barrier that keeps away the disciple from his Master, and unless that is destroyed the state of union or atonement is not possible, "Allah Malik" i.e. God is the sole Proprietor, nobody else is our Protector. His method of work is extra-ordinary, invaluable, and inscrutable. His will will be done and He will show us the way, and satisfy our heart's desires. It is on account of Rinaubandh (former relationship) that we have come together, let us love and serve each other and be happy. He, who attain the supreme goal of life, is immortal and happy; all others merely exist, i.e., live so long as they breathe".

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 26, 2006, 05:05:36 AM
Baba repeatedly assured devotees that he would never cease to answer their call, and that his mission is “to give blessings”. The pull of the tomb above, which the idol sits, is powerful and intense and is drawing seekers to Shirdi in numbers that increase by the week. Here, devotees address their heartfelt prayers, beg for help, give thanks and offerings for prayers answered and wishes fulfilled, sign their devotion, and pay humble obeisance to their beloved deity. For them, the idol does not merely represent God, it is God; and the opportunity to prostrate before it and make oblations may be fulfillment of a lifetime’s ambition.

The statue, which has become such a famous and well-loved image of Baba, was not installed until 1954, thirty-six years after his mahasamadhi, and there is an intriguing story behind it. Some white marble arrived from Italy at the Bombay docks, but nobody seemed to know anything about it who it was for, or why it had come. In the absence of a claimant, the dockyard auctioned it and the purchaser offered it to the Shirdi Sansthan (temple authorities). Impressed by the quality of the marble, they wanted to use it for an idol of Baba and gave the commission to a sculpture from Bombay, Balaji Vasant Talim. However, the latter had only one black and white photo of Baba as his model, and was struggling to get the likeness. One night Baba came to him in a dream, remarked on his difficulties and then showed him his face from various angles, encouraging Thalim to study it thoroughly and remember it well. This gave Thalim the filip he needed and after that the work flowed easily and the result exceeded all expectations.

The statue was installed on 7 October 1954, on Vijayadasami day. As the main object of adoration in Shirdi, the idol is accorded all due honours. Out of their love for Baba Devotees wish to provide every comfort and respect they can. Accordingly, Baba is given a hot water bath in morning, offered breakfast, lunch and dinner, has his clothes changed four times a day before each arati and is adorned with a silver or gold crown for the arati worship. At night a mosquito net is hung and the tomb is spread with a special white cloth, of plain cotton, of the kind that Baba’s kafni was made. Each morning at five o’clock, Baba is woken up, the mosquitop net is removed, and incense is offered ( this ritual in known as bupali ). A glass of water is kept by his side.

After the first arati of the day, an abhishek (ritual bathing of the idol with water, milk curd, ghee etc) is performed. Devotees may sponsor the abhishek by contacting the Sansthan. Visitors may also donate cloth for Baba, which will be wrapped around the statue. Later all the cloth that Baba has “worn” is put on sale in the Sansthan shop, a few minutes walk from the mandir. Many people like to buy cloth that has been sanctified in this way and use it for their altar or some other sacred purpose.

The feeling and experience that Baba is still alive and present pervades all the Sansthan facilities and activities of his devotees. As you move around Shirdi, you will see that this sentiment informs life, worship and pilgrimage here and contributes to the mystique and magic of what we call Shirdi.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 26, 2006, 05:09:23 AM
Baba’s Mahasamadhi

The day that Baba took Mahasamadhi, Tuesday 15 October 1918, was a very auspicious one for Hindus ; it also happened to be the Muslim month of Ramzan. October 15 was the Hindu festival of holy Vijayadasami, a few minutes into ekadasi (a significant lunar cycle in the Hindu calendar). Two months previously Baba had sent a message to Banne Mia fakir, saying that “On the ninth day, of the ninth month, Allah is taking away the lamp he lit”. He also sent some offerings to the fakir Shamsuddin Mia and a request to do moulu, qawals (both are types of devotional singing) and nyas (poor –feeding). Thus right up until his final moments in the body, Baba was embracing both communities.

The news of Baba’s passing spread quickly, and thousands came to Dwarkamai for a final darshan, queuing for five or six hours. The body was kept on the handcart all night, while preparations – digging a pit and building the platform – went on. Before the burial, Baba’s kafni was removed and he was given a final bath. It is reported that even at this stage, his body remained soft, as if he were merely sleeping, Earlier, while the body was in the wheel chair, his nose started to bleed (usually impossible for a corpse).

Thirty-six hours after he had left his body, Baba was finally interred. Certain personal articles were buried with him: the broken brick, now mended with gold and silver wire, one of his satkas, a chillim, needle and cotton (Baba would mend his clothes until they were a mass of repairs, a cause of affectionate amusement among close devotees), some spices to preserve the body, and an old cloth bag that Baba never allowed anyone to touch, but which devotees investigated after his mahasamadhi and found that it contained a green kafni and a cap.

The burial was completed by very early Thursday morning. A photograph of Sai Baba was placed on a throne on the platform of the tomb. It remained there until the statue was installed in 1954. That picture is now kept in the recess of the Samadhi Mandir where some other things of Baba’s are on display (see below).

The Mandir that we see now is about twice the size of the original building, having been later extended back from the stone arches. As the temple authorities try to find new ways of coping with the ever-increasing flow of visitors, various alternations are made. In 1998 a hall was added to the back of the mandir, so that it has again almost doubled in size.  A big beautiful hall, connecting Masjid (Dwarkamai) has been built up. Sai Devotees waiting in a queue.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 26, 2006, 05:11:13 AM
Baba’s unforeseen moving-in

It was around this time that Baba fell ill and His devotees feared the worst. Booty also felt dejected, wondering whether Baba would live to even see the completed wada, never mind grace it with His presence. The whole construction seemed pointless to him if Baba was not going to remain there in His body. However, Baba was to move into the wada in a way that had not been foreseen by others. His health rapidly deteriorated and on 15 October 1918 he lay with his body fading fast. His last words were ,”I am not feeling well in the masjid. Carry me to the dagadi wada”.

Baba was indeed carried to the wada, and was buried in the place where the image of Murlidhar was to have been placed: an edifice was later raised over the tomb.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 26, 2006, 05:12:19 AM
Baba used the satka for healing purposes. He had warned Mahalsapati that some misfortune would hit his family, but that Mahalsapati should not worry as he would take care of it. Soon after, several of Mahalsapati’s family fell seriously ill. Some devotees who were doctors offered Mahalsapati medicine, but Baba discouraged him from using it, saying simply that the sick should stay in bed. With that, he walked around the mosque waving the satka exclaiming,”Come on, show us your power ! Let’s see it, such as it is, and I will show you the power of my satka if you (dare to) come and face me.” This was the way Baba treated the disease and cured it without any other medicine.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 26, 2006, 02:03:33 PM
Whoever makes me alone the sole object of their love shall merge in me like the river does in the sea!

SAI BABA


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 26, 2006, 02:18:43 PM
I will never send anybody away empty-handed
who has come to me with faith and devotion.
This is my promise.


Sai Baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 27, 2006, 08:07:46 AM
SHRADDHA         SABURI



SAB KA MALIK EK HAI!

ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 27, 2006, 02:27:17 PM
Keep me as the focus of your thoughts and aims! You will realise the ultimate. Trust in your Guru with rock like, unshakable faith in all circumstances, in all times and for everything. That is enough!

The Guru is God; there is no need for the four Sadhanas or the Six Sastras. The Guru's look of benevolence is food and drink to the disciple.

Blessed are those who know the awesome glory of the Guru and realise that He is God.

- Sri Sai Baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 30, 2006, 03:55:55 AM
Anyone who has surrendered himself to Shirdi ke Sai baba should not worry about the future.


Shri Sachidanand Sadguru Sri Sai Nath Maharaj Ki Jai


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 02, 2006, 04:02:24 AM
Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

I am the slave of my devotee
.


SAI BABA


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM






dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 02, 2006, 10:55:41 AM
We begin this Chapter with a bow with all our eight limbs to Sai Baba, Who is an ocean of mercy, the God incarnate, who is Para-Brahman and the great Yogeshwara (Lord of Yoga). Victory be unto Sai Baba, Who is the crest-jewel of the Saints, who is the home of all auspicious things, who is our Atmaram (Dear Self), and who is the able refuge of the devotees. We prostrate ourselves before Him, Who has attained the aim and end of life.

Sai Baba is always full of mercy. What is wanted on our part is whole-hearted devotion to Him. When a devotee has got firm faith and devotion, his wishes are soon fulfilled. When the desire arose in the mind of Hemadpant to write the life and Leelas of Sai Baba, He immediately got it written by him. When the order 'to keep the memos' was given, Hemadpant was inspired and his intellect got strength and boldness to undertake and finish the work. He was not, he say, qualified to write the work, but the gracious blessings of Baba enabled him to complete the undertaking; and thus you have this Satcharita which is a Somakant jewel, from which nectar in the form of Sai Leelas oozes out for the readers to drink to their hearts' content.

Whenever, a devotee had complete and whole-hearted devotion to Sai Baba, all his calamities and dangers were warded off and his welfare attended to by Baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 02, 2006, 12:32:55 PM
Let us bow now before the great saints. Their merciful glances will destroy mountains of sins and do away with all the evil taints of our character. Their casual talk gives us good teachings and confers on us imperishable happiness. Their minds do not know any difference such as 'This is ours and that is yours.' Such differentiation never arises in their minds. Their debts (obligations) will never be repaid by us in this birth as well as in many future births.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 02, 2006, 12:35:19 PM
t is well-known that Baba took Dakshina from all, and out of the amount thus collected, He spent a lot on charity and purchased fuel with the balance left with Him. This fuel He threw in the Dhuni - the sacred fire, which he kept ever burning. The ash from this fire was called Udi and it was freely distributed to the devotees at the time of their departure from Shirdi.

What did Baba teach or hint by this Udi? Baba taught by His Udi that all the visible phenomena in the universe are as transient as the ash. Our bodies composed of wood or matter of the five elements, will fall down, after all their enjoyments are over, and be reduced to ashes. In order to remind the devotees of the fact that their bodies will be reduced to ashes, Baba distributed Udi to them. Baba also taught by the Udi that the Brahman is the only Reality and the universe is ephemeral and that no one in this world, be he a son, father or wife, is really ours. We come here (in this world) alone and we have to go out alone. It was found and is even now found out, that the Udi cured many physical and mental maladies, but Baba wanted to din into the devotee's ears the principles of discrimination between the Unreal and the Real, non-attachment for the Unreal, by His Udi and Dakshina. The former (Udi) taught us discrimination and the latter (Dakshina) taught us non-attachment. Unless we have these two things, it is not possible for us to cross over the sea of the mundane existence. So Baba asked for and took Dakshina, and while the devotees took leave, He gave Udi as Prasad, besmeared some of it on the Bhaktas' foreheads and placed His boon-conferring hand on their heads. When Baba was in a cheerful mood, He used to sing merrily. One such song was about Udi. The burden of the Udi song was this,"Oh, playful Rama, come, come, and bring with you sacks of Udi." Baba used to sing in very clear and sweet tones.

So much about the spiritual implication of Udi. It had also its material significance. It conferred health, prosperity, freedom from anxiety, and many other worldly gains. So the Udi has helped us to gain both our ends - material as well as spiritual.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 02, 2006, 12:38:49 PM
Balabuva Sutar

A Saint of Bombay named Balabuva Sutar, who on account of his piety, devotion and bhajan, was called "Modern Tukaram", came to Shirdi for the first time in 1917. When be bowed before Baba, the latter said "I know this man since four years". Balabuva wondered and thought, how could that be, as that was his first trip to Shirdi. But thinking about it seriously he recollected that he had prostrated himself four years ago before Baba's portrait at Bombay and was convinced about the significance of Baba's words. He said to himself,"How omniscient and all-pervading are the Saints and how kind are they to their Bhaktas! I merely bowed to His photo, this fact was noticed by Baba and in due time He made me realize that seeing His photo is equivalent to seeing Him in person!"

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 02, 2006, 01:00:54 PM
If you spread your palms with devotion before Me, I am immediately with you, day and night. Though, I am here bodily, still I know what you do; beyond the seven seas. Go wherever you will, over the wide world, I am with you. My abode is in your heart and I am within you. Always worship Me, Who is seated in your heart, as well as, in the hearts of all beings, Blessed and fortunate, indeed, is he who knows Me thus.

Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 02, 2006, 01:05:18 PM
The simple remembrance of My name as ‘Sai, Sai’ will do away with sins of speech and hearing.

Sai baba



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 03, 2006, 11:42:22 PM
Why fear when I am here?


If one devotes their entire time to me and rests in me, need fear nothing for body and soul.


Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

I am the slave of my devotee.

Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 04, 2006, 01:58:01 PM
Khushalchand of Rahata Baba loved Ganapat Kote Patil of Shirdi. He equally loved also Chandrabhanshet Marwadi of Rahata . After the demise of this Shet, Baba loved his nephew Khushalchand equally or even perhaps more, and watched his welfare, day and night. Sometimes in a bullock cart, at other times in a tanga with intimate friends, Baba went to Rahata. People of that village came out, with band and music, and received Baba at the Ves or gate of the village; and prostrated before him. Then he was taken into the village with great eclat and ceremony. Khushalchand took Baba to his house, seated him on a comfortable seat and gave him a good lunch. Then they talked freely and merrily for some time, after which Baba returend to Shiridi, giving delight and blessings to all. Shiridi is midway between and equidistant from Rahata on one side (south) and Nimgaon on the other (north). Baba never went beyond these places during his life time. He knew exactly the timing of arrivals and departures of all trains. Devotees who acted according to Baba's instructions (i.e. their departure) given at the time of taking his leave fared well, while those who disregarded them suffered many a mishap and accident. More about this and other matters will be told in the next chapter.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 04, 2006, 01:59:40 PM
Bow to the Kind Sai Who is the Abode of Mercy and Who is affectionate towards His devotees. By His mere darshan, He does away with their fear of this 'bhava' (samsar) and destroys their calamities. He was first Nirgun (formless), but on account of the devotion of His Bhaktas, He was obliged to take a form. To give liberation - self-realisation to the Bhaktas is the mission of the saints, and for Sai - the Chief of them, that mission is inevitable. Those who take refuge in His Feet have all their sins destroyed and their progress is certain. Remembering His Feet, Brahmins from holy places come to Him and read scriptures and chant the Gayatri mantra in His presence. We, who are weak and without any merits, do not know what Bhakti is but we know this much, that though all others may leave us, Sai won't forsake us. Those whom He favours get enormous strength, discrimination between the Unreal and the Real and knowledge.

Sai knows fully the desire of His devotees and fulfills the same. Hence they get what they want and are grateful. So we invoke Him and prostrate ourselves before Him. Forgetting all our faults let Him free us from all anxieties. He who being overcome with calamities remembers and prays Sai thus, will get his mind calmed and pacified through His grace.

This Sai - the ocean of mercy, says Hemadpant, favoured him and the result of this, is the present work - Sai-Satcharia

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 04, 2006, 02:00:59 PM
Khushalchand of Rahata

It is said that a dream, which we get in the small hours of the morning, generally comes out true in the walking state. This may be so, but regarding Baba's dreams there is no restriction of time. To quote an instance :- Baba told Kakasaheb Dixit one afternoon to go to Rahata and fetch Khushalchand to Shirdi, as He had not seen him since long. Kakasaheb accordingly took a tanga and went to Rahata. He saw Khushalchand and gave him Baba's message. Hearing it, Khushalchand was surprised and said that he was taking a noon nap after meals when Baba appeared in his dream and asked him to come to Shirdi immediately and that he was anxious to go. As he had no horse of his own nearby, he had sent his son to inform Baba; when his son was just out of the village-border, Dixit's tanga turned up. Dixit then said that he was sent specially to bring him. Then they both went in the tanga back to Shirdi. Khushalchand saw Baba and all were pleased. Seeing this Leela of Baba, Khushalchand was much moved.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 04, 2006, 02:22:47 PM
One special peculiarity of Shirdi-pilgrimage was this, that none could leave Shirdi, without Baba's permission; and if he did, he invited untold sufferings, but if any one was asked to quit Shirdi, he could stay there no longer. Baba gave certain suggestions or hints, when Bhaktas went to bid good-bye and take leave. These suggestions had to be followed. If they were not followed or were departed from, accidents were sure to befall them, who acted contrary to Baba's directions.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 05, 2006, 02:04:44 PM
I will not allow my devotees to come to harm.

If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out my hands to support him or her.

I think of my people day and night. I say their names over and over.


SAI BABA


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 05, 2006, 02:06:44 PM
If anyone gets angry with another, they wound me to the quick.
If you cannot endure abuse from another, just say a simple word or two, or else leave.

What do we lose by another’s good fortune? Let us celebrate with them, or strive to emulate them.

That should be our desire and determination.


I stay by the side of whoever repeats my name.

SAI BABA


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 06, 2006, 08:12:11 AM
Victory be unto Sai Who is the main-stay of the Bhaktas, Who is our Sadguru, Who expounds the meaning of the Gita and Who gives us all powers. Oh Sai, look favourably on us and bless us all.

The sandal-wood trees, grow on the Malaya mountains and ward off heat. The clouds, pour their rain-water and thereby, cool and refresh all the people. The flowers, blossom in the spring and, enable us to worship God, therewith. So the stories of Sai Baba come forth, in order to give solace and comfort to the readers. Both, those, who tell; and those who hear the stories of Baba, are blessed and holy, as also the mouths of the former and the ears of the latter.

It is well-established fact, that though we try hundreds of means or sadhanas, we do not attain the spiritual goal of life, unless a Sadguru blesses us with his grace


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 07, 2006, 07:05:16 AM
It is a general rule, that it is our good luck in the form of accumulation of merits in past births, that enables us to seek the company of Saints and profit thereby. In illustration of this rule, Hemadpant gives his own instance. He was a resident Magistrate of Bandra, A suburb of Bombay, for many years. A famour Mahomedan Saint named Pir Moulana was living there and many Hindus, Parsis and many others who followed different religion used to go to him and take his darshan. His Mujavar (priest) by name Inus pressed Hemadpant many a time, night and day, for going to see him, but for some reason or other he was not able to see him. After many years his turn came and he was called to Shirdi where he was permanently enlisted in Sai Baba's Darbar. Unfortunate fellows do not get this contact of the Saints. It is only the fortunate ones that get it.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 07, 2006, 07:10:40 AM
The Pandharpur Pleader

We shall close this Chapter with short story showing Baba's omniscience and His using it for correcting people and setting them on the right path. Once a pleader from Pandharpur came to Shirdi, went to the Masjid, saw Sai Baba, fell at His Feet and, without being asked, offered some Dakshina, and sat in a corner eager to hear the talk, that was going on. Then Baba turned His face towards him and said - "How cunning the people are! They fall at the feet, offer Dakshina, but inwardly give abuses behind the back. Is not this wonderful?" This cap (remark) fitted the pleader and he had to wear (take) it. None understood the remark. The pleader grasped it, but kept silent. When they returned to the Wada, the pleader said to Kakasaheb Dixit - "What Baba remarked was perfectly right. The dart (remark) was aimed at me, it was a hint to me, that I should not indulge in reviling or scandalizing others (calling by names). When the subjudge or munsiff of Pandharput (Mr.Noolkar) came and stayed here for the improvement of his health, a discussion about this matter was going on in the bar-room at Pandharpur (as it ever happens in many a bar-room). It was said or discussed there whether the ailments, from which the sub-judge suffered were, ever likely to be got rid of without medicines, by merely going after Sai Baba, and whether it was proper for an educated man, like the sub-judge, to have recourse to such methods. The sub-judge was taken to task, i.e. he was ciritisied, as also Sai Baba. I also took some part in this affair; and now Sai Baba showed the impropriety of my conduct. This is not a rebuke to me, but a favour, an advice that I should not indulge in any scandal or slander of others; and not interfere unnecessarity in others' affairs".

Shirdi is about 100 Koss (Koss=3 miles) distant from Pandharpur; still Baba by His omniscience knew what transpired there in the bar-room. The intervening places -- rivers, jungles and mountains - were not a bar to His all-perceiving sight and He could see or read the hearts of all. There was nothing secret or veiled from Him. Everything, far or near, was plain and clear to Him as broad as daylight. Let a man be far or near, he cannot avoid the all-pervading gaze of Sai Baba. From this incident, the pleader took the lesson that he should never speak ill of others, nor unnecessarily criticize them. This his evil tendency was completely got rid of, and he was set on the right path.

Though the story refers to a pleader, still it is applicable to all. All should, therefore, take this lesson to heart and profit thereby.

Sai Baba's greatness is unfathomable, so are His wonderful Leelas. His life is also such; for He is Para-Brahman (Lord God) incarnate.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on May 08, 2006, 02:25:12 AM
Characteristic of Shirdi - Pilgrimage

One special peculiarity of Shirdi-pilgrimage was this, that none could leave Shirdi, without Baba's permission; and if he did, he invited untold sufferings, but if any one was asked to quit Shirdi, he could stay there no longer. Baba gave certain suggestions or hints, when Bhaktas went to bid good-bye and take leave. These suggestions had to be followed. If they were not followed or were departed from, accidents were sure to befall them, who acted contrary to Baba's directions


Tatya Kote Patil

Tatya Kote was once going in a tanga to Kopargaon bazar. He came in haste to the Masjid, saluted Baba, and said that he would go to Kopargtaon bazar. Baba said, "Don't make haste, stop a little, let go the bazar, don't go out of the village". On seeing has anxiety to go, Baba asked him to take Shama (Madhavrao Deshpande) at least with him. Not minding this direction, Tatya Kote immediately drove his tanga. Of the two horses one, which cost Rs.300/- was very active and restless. After passing Sawul well, it began to run rashly, got a sprain in its waist and fell down. Tatya was not much hurt, but was reminded of Mother Sai's direction. On another occasion while proceeding to Kolhar village, he disregarded Baba's direction, and drove in a tanga, which met with a similiar accident.

European Gentleman

One European gentleman of Bombay once came to Shirdi, with an introductory note from Nanasaheb Chandorkar, and with some object in view. He was comfortably accommodated in a tent. He wanted to kneel before Baba and kiss His hand. Therefore, he tried thrice to step into the Masjid, but Baba prevented him from doing so. He was asked to sit in the open court-yard below and take Baba's darshan from there. Not pleased with this reception he got, he wanted to leave Shirdi at once and came to bid good-bye. Baba asked him to go the next day and not to hurry. People also requested him to abide by Baba's direction. Not listening to all this, he left Shirdi in a tanga. The horses ran at first all right, but when Sawul well was passed, a bicycle came in front, seeing which the horses were frightened and ran fast. The tanga was turned topsy-turvy and the gentleman fell down and was dragged some distance. He was immediately released; but had to go and lie in Kopargaon hospital for the treatment of the injuries. Because of such experiences all people learnt the lesson, that those who disobeyed Baba's instruction met with accidents in one way or the other, and those who obeyed them were safe and happy.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 08, 2006, 02:27:09 AM
Baba replied -- "Eating that lovely bread I am heartily contended and I am still belching. The dog which you saw before meals and to which you gave the piece of bread is, one with Me, so also other creatures (cats, pigs, flies, cows etc.) are one with Me. I am roaming in their forms. He, who sees Me in all these creatures is My beloved. So abandon the sense of duality and distinction, and serve Me, as you did today." Drinking these nectar-like words, she was moved, her eyes were filled with tears, her throat was choked and her(Mrs. Tarkhad ) joy knew no bounds.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 08, 2006, 10:23:20 PM
Sai Baba gave His complete assent to the writing of the Sat-Charita and said, "I fully agree with you regarding the writing of Sat Charita. You do your duty, don’t be afraid in the least, steady your mind and have faith in My words. If my Leelas are written, the Avidya (nescience) will vanish and if they are attentively, and devoutly listened to, the consciousness of the worldly existence will abate, and strong waves of devotion, and love will rise up and if one dives deep into My Leelas, he would get precious jewels of knowledge."


Hearing this, author was much pleased, and he at once became fearless and confident, and thought that work was bound to be a success. Then turning to Shama (Madhavrao Deshpande)
 


 Sai Baba said.

"If a man utters My name with love, I shall fulfill all his wishes, increase his devotion. And if he sings earnestly My life and My deeds, him I shall beset in front and back and on all sides. Those devotees, who are attached to Me, heart and soul, will naturally feel happiness, when they hear these stories. Believe Me that if anybody sings My Leelas, I will give him infinite joy and everlasting contentment. It is My special characteristic to free any person, who surrenders completely to Me, and who does worship Me faithfully, and who remembers Me, and meditates on Me constantly. How can they be conscious of worldly objects and sensations, who utter My name, who worship Me, who think of My stories and My life and who thus always remember Me? I shall draw out My devotees from the jaws of Death. If My stories are listened to, all the diseases will be got rid of. So, hear My stories with respect; and think and meditate on them, assimilate them. This is the way of happiness and contentment. The pride and egoism of My devotees will vanish, the mind of the hearers will be set at rest; and if it has wholehearted and complete faith, it will be one with Supreme Consciousness. The simple remembrance of My name as ‘Sai, Sai’ will do away with sins of speech and hearing".


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 10, 2006, 08:45:19 PM
Blessed, Oh SAI, are Your Feet, blessed is Your remembrance and blessed is Your Darshana.
The devotees that believe in You, get living experiences from You. By an invisible and subtle
thread You draw Your devotees from far and near to Your Feet and embrace them like a kind
and loving Mother. You so skillfully pull the wires of the Universe that devotees ultimately realize
that You are at their back to help, support and take care of them at each moment of their life.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 11, 2006, 12:08:37 PM
"Sada Nimbarvrikshasya mooladhiwasat,
Sudhasravinam tiktamapi-apriyam tam,
Tarum Kalpavrikshadhikam sadhayantam
Namameeshwaram Sadgurum Sai Natham"



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 11, 2006, 12:11:06 PM
Where Real or Sad-Guru is the helmsman, he is sure to carry us safely and easily beyond the worldly ocean. The word Sadguru brings to mind Sai Baba. He appears to me, as if standing before me, and applying Udi (scared ashes) to my fore-head and placing his hand of blessing on my head. Then joy fills my heart and love overflows through my eyes. Wonderful is the power of the touch of Guru’s hand. The subtle-body (consisting of thoughts and desires), which cannot be burnt by the world dissolving fire, is destroyed by the mere touch of the Guru’s hand, and the sins of many past births are cleaned and washed away. Even the speech of those, whose heads feel annoyed when they hear religious and Godly talks, attains calmness. The seeing of Sai Baba’s handsome form, chokes our throat with joy, makes the eyes overflowing with tears, and overwhelms the heart with emotions. It awakens in us ‘I am He (Brahman)’ consciousness, manifests the joy of self-realization, and dissolving the distinction of I and Thou, then and there, makes us one with the Supreme (One Reality). When I begin to read scriptures, at every step I am reminded of my Sadguru, and Sai Baba, assumes the form of Rama or Krishna and makes me listen to his Life. For instance when I sit to listen to Bhagwat, Sai becomes Krishna from top to toe, and I think he sings the Bhagwat or Uddhava Gita (song of teachings by Lord Shri Krishna to His disciple, Uddhava) for the welfare of the devotees. When I begin to chitchat, I am at once put in mind of Sai’s stories for enabling me to give suitable illustrations. When I myself start to write anything, I cannot compose a few words or sentences, but when He of his own accord makes me write, I go on writing and writing and there is no end to it. When the disciple’s egoism props up, He presses it down with His hand, and giving him His own power, makes him gain His object, and thus satisfies and blesses him. If any one prostrates before Sai and surrenders heart and soul to Him, then unsolicited, all the chief objects of life viz. Dharma (righteousness), Artha (wealth), Kama (Desire) and Moksha (Deliverance), are easily and unsolicitedly attained. Four paths, viz., of Karma, Jnana, Yoga and Bhakti lead us separately to God. Of these, the path of Bhakti is thorny and full of pits and ditches, and thus difficult to traverse, but if you, relying on your Sadguru, avoid the pits and thorns and walk straight, it will take you to the destination (God). So says definitely, Sai Baba.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
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Post by: Dipika on May 11, 2006, 12:12:25 PM
People were immensely benefited by having a darshana of Baba. Some became hale and hearty; wicked people were turned into good ones. Kushtha (Leprosy) was cured in some cases, many got their desires fulfilled, without any drops or medicine being put in the eyes, some blind men got back their sight and some lame ones got their legs. Nobody could see the end of His extraordinary greatness. His fame spread far and wide, and pilgrims from all sides flocked to Shirdi. Baba sat always near the Dhuni and eased Himself there, and always sat in meditation; sometimes with and on other times without a bath.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
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Post by: Dipika on May 11, 2006, 12:13:53 PM
Sai Baba knew all about this, as His eyes were everywhere (omniscient). As soon as Nanasaheb approached Neemgaon, a few miles from Shirdi, there was stir in the Masjid at Shirdi. Baba was sitting and talking with Mhalsapati, Appa Shinde and Kashiram, when He at once said, "Let us all four do some Bhajan, the doors of Pandhari are open, let us merrily sing." Then they began to sing in chorus, the burden of the song being "I have to go to Pandharpur and I have to stay on there, for it is the house of my Lord."

Baba sang and the devotees followed Him. In a short time Nanasaheb came there with his family, prostrated before Baba and requested Him to accompany them to Pandharpur and stay with them there. This solicitation was not necessary, as the devotees told Nanasaheb that Baba was already in the mood of going to Pandharpur and staying there. Hearing this Nanasaheb was moved and fell at Baba’s Feet. Then getting Baba’s permission, Udi (sacred ashes) and Blessings, Nanasaheb left for Pandharpur.

There is no end to Baba’s stories

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 11, 2006, 12:21:56 PM
Sai Baba is widely regarded as an incarnation of God, but He always said that He was an obedient servant of God. Though an incarnation He showed the people the way how to behave satisfactorily and carry out the duties of their respective stations (Varnas) in this life. He never emulated others in any way, nor asked others to have something done for Him. For Him, Who saw the Lord in all movable and immovable things of this world, humility was the most proper thing. None He disregarded or disrespected; for He saw Narayan (Lord) in all beings, He never said, "I am God," but that He was a humble servant and He always remembered Him and always uttered - "Allah Malik" (God is the sole proprietor or Owner). By His thoughts and worldly behavior He established ideal values and virtues of faith, patience and humanity. One should concentrate on and do faithfully one's duties assigned to him/her by GOD and wait patiently for the results (fruits) of his action (Karma) because the effect of any cause is always determined by GOD.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
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Post by: OmSaiRamNowOn on May 11, 2006, 04:19:16 PM
Jai Sai Ram.

"Get on with your worldly activities cheerfully but do not forget God"-Sai Baba

Om Sai Ram.


OM SAI RAM !
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI !!

-Anju
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 12, 2006, 02:20:31 AM
One special peculiarity of Shirdi-pilgrimage was this, that none could leave Shirdi, without Baba's permission; and if he did, he invited untold sufferings, but if any one was asked to quit Shirdi, he could stay there no longer. Baba gave certain suggestions or hints, when Bhaktas went to bid good-bye and take leave. These suggestions had to be followed. If they were not followed or were departed from, accidents were sure to befall them, who acted contrary to Baba's directions.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 12, 2006, 02:21:38 AM
Then Baba replied -- "Eating that lovely bread I am heartily contended and I am still belching. The dog which you saw before meals and to which you gave the piece of bread is, one with Me, so also other creatures (cats, pigs, flies, cows etc.) are one with Me. I am roaming in their forms. He, who sees Me in all these creatures is My beloved. So abandon the sense of duality and distinction, and serve Me, as you did today." Drinking these nectar-like words, she was moved, her eyes were filled with tears, her throat was choked and her joy knew no bounds.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 12, 2006, 02:22:52 AM
Remember Him (Sai Baba) always with love, for He was engrossed in doing good to all, and always abided in His Self. To remember Him only is to solve the riddle of life and death. This is the best and easiest of Sadhanas, as it involves no expenditure. A little exertion here brings great rewards. So as long as our senses are sound, we should, minute my minute, practice this Sadhana. All other Gods are illusory ; Guru is the only God. If we believe in Sad-guru's holy feet, he can change our fortune for the better. If we serve Him nicely, we get rid of our Samsar. We need not study any philosophy like the Nyaya and the Mimansa. If we make Him our Helmsman, we can easily cross over the sea of all our pains and sorrows. As we trust the helmsman in crossing rivers and seas, so we have to trust our Sadguru in getting over the ocean of worldly existence. The Sadguru looks to the intense feeling and devotion of his devotees, endows them with knowledge and eternal bliss.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
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Post by: Dipika on May 12, 2006, 02:24:12 AM
Blessed are the people of Shirdi, who worshipped Sai as their God. While eating, drinking, working in their backyards and fields and doing various household works, they always remembered Sai and sang His glory. They knew no other God except Sai. What to speak of the love, the sweetness of the love, of the women of Shirdi! They were quite ignorant, but their pure love inspired them to compose poems or songs in their simple rural language. Letters or learning they had none, still one can discern real poetry in their simple songs. It is not intelligence, but love, that inspires real poetry as such. Real poetry is the manifestation of true love; and this can be seen and appreciated by intelligent listeners. Collection of these folk songs is desirable and Baba willing, some fortunate devotee may undertake the task of collecting and publishing these folk-songs, either in the Sai Leela magazine or separately in a book-form.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
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Post by: Dipika on May 12, 2006, 02:25:16 AM
 It is on account of the store of merit in past births that we have attained the feet of Sai Baba.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
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Post by: Dipika on May 12, 2006, 02:26:24 AM
with meditation on Sai's Form. He, the beautiful and handsome Sai, standing on the edge of the Masjid and distributing Udi to each and every Bhakta, with a view to his welfare. He who thinks the world as naught and Who is ever engrossed in Supreme Bliss -- before Him -- we humbly prostrate ourselves.

Bow to Shri Sai -- Peace be to all


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
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Post by: Dipika on May 14, 2006, 06:02:15 AM
After continuous service of Baba for many years, doing regular worship and Arati every noon and evening, Megha passed away in 1912. Then Baba passed His hands over his corpse and said - "This was a true devotee of Mine." Baba also ordered that at His own expense the usual funeral dinner should be given to the Brahmins, and this order was carried out by Kakasaheb Dixit.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
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Post by: Dipika on May 14, 2006, 06:03:18 AM
Sanza

At noon when Lakhamichand was sitting for meals he got some sanza (wheat-pudding) from a devotee as Prasad. He was pleased to have it. Next day also he expected it, but got nothing. So, he was anxious to get it again. Then on the third day at the noon Arati time, Bapusaheb Jog asked Baba, what naivedya he should bring. Baba told him to bring sanza. Then the Bhaktas brought two big potfuls of sanza. Lakshamichand was very hungry and there was some pain in his back. Then Baba said to him - "It is good that you are hungry, take sanza and some medicine for the pain in the back." He was again wonderstruck to see that Baba again read his mind and spoke out what was passing therein. How omniscient was He!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
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Post by: Dipika on May 15, 2006, 04:07:48 AM
Appasaheb Kulkarni

In 1917 the chance of one Appasaheb Kulkarni came. He was transferred to Thana and began to worship Baba's picture presented to him by Balasaheb Bhate. In real earnest he did the worship. He offered flowers, sandal-paste, and naivedya daily to Baba in the picture and longed intently to see Him. In this connection it may be remarked that seeing Baba's picture earnestly is equivalent to seeing Him in person

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 15, 2006, 04:09:20 AM
Appasaheb asked him to accompany him to his home. Then they all returned home and Appasaheb then gave him again three rupees, in all nine. He looked unsatisfied and demanded again. Then he told him that he had a currency of Rs. ten. The fakir asked for the same and took it and returned the nine rupees in cash and went away. Appasaheb had said that he would pay Rs. ten and that sum was taken from him and nine rupees, consecrated by Baba's touch, were returned to him. The figure 9 is significant. It denotes the nine types of devotion (vide Chapter 21). It may also be noted here that Baba gave Rs. nine to one Laxmibai Shinde at His last moment.

Appasaheb examined the Udi-packet and found that it contained some flower-petals and Akshata. Then some time afterwards he got hair from Baba when he saw Him at Shirdi. He put the Udi-packet and the hair in a talisman and always wore it on his arm. Appasaheb realized the power of the Udi. Though he was very clever he got Rs. 40/- as pay in the beginning, but after he secured Baba's photo and His Udi, he got many times forty rupees per month and also got much power and influence; and along with these temporal benefits, his spiritual progress was also rapid. So those who are fortune enough to get Baba's Udi should, after bath, apply it on the forehead and take some little of it mixed with water in the mouth as holy Tirth.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
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Post by: Dipika on May 15, 2006, 04:10:21 AM
Haribhau Karnik

In 1917 Haribhau Karnik of Dahanu (Thana District) came to Shirdi on the Guru-pournima day (in the month of Ashadha) and worshipped Baba with all formality. He offered clothes and Dakshina, and after taking Baba's leave through Sharma, got down the steps of the Masjid. Then he thought that he should offer one more rupee to Baba and was just turning to get up when Shama informed him by signs that as he had got Baba's leave, he should go and not return. So he started home. On his way, when he went into the temple of Kala Rama at Nasik for darshan, the Saint Narsing Maharaj who used to sit just inside the big door of the temple, left his Bhaktas there came to Haribhau, caught his wrist and said,"Give me my one rupee". Karnik was surprised. He paid the rupee most willingly and thought that Sai Baba recovered the rupee, which he intended in his mind to give, through saint Narsing Maharaj. This shows how the saints work in unison.

This story illustrates the fact that all saints are one and shows how they work in unison.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 15, 2006, 06:31:51 AM
Then Shama introduced Mr. Thakkar as the master of Kaka, upon which Baba said, "How could he be his master? He has got a different Master altogether". Kaka appreciated this reply. Forgetting his resolve, Thakkar saluted Baba and returned to the Wada.



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 15, 2006, 06:33:46 AM
Then Baba asked Kaka for Rs. 15/- as Dakshina and received it. To Kaka He said, "If I take one rupee as Dakshina from anybody I have to return it tenfold to him. I never take anything gratis. I never ask any one indiscriminately. I only ask and take from him whom the Fakir (My Guru) points out. If any one is indebted formerly to the Fakir money is received from him. The donor gives, i.e. sows his seeds, only to reap a rich harvest in future. Wealth should be the means to work out Dharma. If it is used for personal enjoyment, it is wasted. Unless you have given it before, you do not get it now. So the best way to receive is to give. The giving of Dakshina advances Vairagya (Non-attachment) and thereby Bhakti and Jnana. Give one and receive tenfold".

On hearing these words Mr. Thakkar himself gave Rs.15/- in Baba's hand, forgetting his resolve not to do so. He thought he did well in coming to Shirdi as all his doubts were solved and he learnt so much.

Baba's skill in handling such cases was unique. Though He did all those things He was totally non-attached to them. Whether anybody saluted Him or not, or whether anybody gave Him Dakshina or not, it was the same to Him. None He disrespected. He felt no pleasure because He was worshipped and no pain because He was disregarded. He transcended the pairs of opposites, viz. pleasure and pain, etc.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 15, 2006, 06:34:48 AM
Power and Efficacy of Udi

Once it happened that at Balaji's death anniversary day, a certain number of guests were invited and the dinner was prepared for them. But at the dinner-time it was found that thrice the number of people invited had turned up. Mrs. Newaskar was in a fix. She thought that the food would not suffice for the people assembled and that if it fell short, the honour of the family would be at stake. Her mother-in-law comforted her by saying, "Don't be afraid, it is not ours, but Sai's food; cover every vessel with cloth, putting some Udi in it, and serve from the same without opening it : Sai will save us from ignominy." She did as she was advised and it was found to their surprise and joy that not only did the food suffice for all, but plenty of it remained after serving. "As one feels intently, so he realizes accordingly" was proved in this case.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 15, 2006, 12:45:52 PM
Chavadi Procession

Baba's dormitory has been already described. One day He slept in the Masjid and on the next, in the Chavadi (a small building containing a room or two near the Masjid). This alternate sleeping in both these buildings went on till Baba's Mahasamadhi. From 10th December 1909 devotees began to offer regular worship to Baba in the Chavadi. This we will now describe with His grace. When the turn of retiring to the Chavadi came, people flocked to the Masjid and made bhajan in the mandap (courtyard) for a few hours. Behind them was a beautiful Ratha (small car), to the right a Tulsi-vrindavan and in front Baba, and between these the devotees fond of bhajan. Men and women who had a liking for the bhajan came in time. Some took Tal, Chiplis and Kartal, Mridang, Khanjiri and Ghol (all musical instruments) in their hands and conducted the bhajan. Sai Baba was the Magnet Who drew all the devotees to Him there. Outside in the open, some trimmed their divatyas, (torches), some decorated the palanquin, some stood with cane-sticks in their hands and uttered cries of victory to Baba. The corner was decorated with buntings. Round about the Masjid, rows of burning lamps shed their light. Baba's horse 'Shyamakarna' stood fully decorated outside. Then Tatya Patil came with a party of men to Baba and asked Him to be ready. Baba sat quiet in his place till Tatya came and helped Him to get up by putting his arm under Baba's arm-pit. Tatya called Baba by the name of Mama. Really their relationship was extremely intimate. Baba wore on his body the usual kafni, took His satka (short stick) under His arm-pit and after taking His chilim (tobacco-pipe) and tobacco and placing a cloth over His shoulder became ready to start. Then Tatya threw a golden-embroidered beautiful Shela (Shawl) over His body. After this Baba, moving a little the bundle of fuel-sticks lying behind with His right toe and then extinguishing the burning lamp with His right hand, started for the Chavadi. Then all sorts of muscial instruments, tashe, band and horns and mridang, gave out their different sounds; and fire-works exhibited their different and various coloured views. Men and women singing Baba's name started walking, making bhajan to the accompaniment of mridang and veena. Some danced with joy and some carried various flags and standards. The Bhaldars announced Baba's name when He came on the steps of the Masjid. On the two sides of Baba stood persons, who held chavaris and others who fanned Baba. On the way were spread folds of cloth on which Baba walked on, being supported by devotees' hands. Tatyaba held the left hand and Mhalasapati the right and Bapusaheb Jog held the chhatra (umbrella) over His head. In this fashion Baba marched on to the Chavadi. The fully decorated red horse, named Shyamakarna led the way and behind him were all the carriers, waiters, musical players and the crowd of devotees. Hari-nama (the name of the Lord) chanted to the accompaniment of music rent the skies as also the name of Sai. In this manner the procession reached the corner when all the persons that joined this party seemed well-pleased and delighted.

On coming to this corner Baba stood facing the Chavadi and shone with a peculiar lustre. It seemed, as if the face of Baba glittered like dawn, or like the glory of the rising sun. Baba stood there with a concentrated mind, facing the north, as if He was calling somebody. All the instruments played their music while Baba moved His right arm up and down for some time. Kakasaheb Dixit at this time came forward with a silver plate containing flowers besmeared with gulal (red powder) and threw them on Baba's body off and on. The musical instruments played their best at this juncture and Baba's face beamed with steady and added radiance and beauty, and all the persons drank this lustre to their hearts' content. Words fail to describe the scene and splendour of this occasion. Some times Mhalasapati began to dance being possessed or obsessed by some deity, but all were surprised to see that Baba's concentration was not in the least disturbed. With a lantern in his hand Tatya Patil walked on Baba's left side and Bhagat Mhalasapati on the right, holding with his hand the hem of Baba's garment. What a beautiful procession and what an expression of devotion! To witness this, men and women, poor and rich, flocked together there. Baba walked very slow. Bhaktas followed on both sides with love and devotion. With joy pervading the whole atmosphere of the place, the procession reached the Chavadi. That scene and those days are gone now. Nobody can see them now or in the future; still remembering and visualising that scene and sight, we can bring solace and comfort to our minds.

The Chavadi was also fully decorated with a good white ceiling, mirrors and many sorts of lamps. On reaching it Tatya went ahead and spread an asan and placing a bolster made Baba sit there and made Him wear good angaraksha (coat). Then the devotees worshipped Him in various ways. They put on His head a mugut (crown) with a tuft above, placed garlands of flowers and jewels round His neck and marking His forehead with musk-mixed vertical lines and a dot (as Vaishnava devotees do) they started at Him for long to their hearts' content. They changed His head-dress now and then and held it aloft on the head, fearing that Baba might throw it away. Baba knew the heart of them all and meekly submitted to all their methods without objection. With these decorations He looked wonderfully beautiful.

Nanasaheb Nimonkar held the Chhatra (umbrella) with its beautiful pendants which moved in a circle with its supporting stick. Bapusaheb Jog washed the feet of Baba in a silver dish and offered 'arghya' and worship with due formalities, then besmeared His arms with sandal paste, and offered tambul (betel-leaves). Baba sat on the asan (gadi), while Tatya and others kept standing and falling at His feet. When Baba sat on the gadi supporting Himself against the bolster, devotees on both sides waved chamars and fans. Shama then prepared the chillim and handed it over to Tatyaba who drew a flame out of it by his breath and then gave it to Baba. After Baba had His smoke, it was given to Bhagat Mhalasapati and then it was passed round to all. Blessed was the inanimate chillim. It had first to undergo many ordeals of penance, such as being treated by pot-makers, dried in the open sun and burnt in fire and then it had the good fortune to get the contact of Baba's hand and His kiss. After this function was over, devotees put garlands of flowers on His neck and gave Him nose-gays and bunches of flowers for smelling. Baba who was dispassion or non-attachment incarnate, cared a fig for all these necklaces of jewels, and garlands of flowers and other decorations; but out of real love to His devotees, He allowed them to have their own way and to please themselves. Finally Bapusaheb Jog waved the arati over Baba, observing all formalities, the musical instruments playing thier auspicious tunes. When this arati was over, the devotees returned home one by one saluting Baba and taking His leave. When Tatya Patil, after offering chillim, attar (scent) and rose-water, rose to depart, Baba said to him lovingly - "Guard Me, go if you like, but return sometimes at night and enquire after Me." Replying in the affirmative Tatyaba left the Chhavadi and went home. Then Baba Himself prepared His bed. He arranged 50 or 60 white chadders one upon another and thus making His bed, went to rest.

We shall also now take rest and close this chapter with a request to the readers that they should remember Sai Baba and His Chavadi procession daily before they retire and go to bed.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 16, 2006, 05:17:15 AM
Construction of the Samadhi-Mandir

Baba never talked, nor ever made any fuss about the things which He wanted to accomplish, but He so skillfully arranged the circumstances and surroundings that the people were surprised at the slow but sure results attained. The construction of the Samadhi-mandir is an instance in point. Shriman Bapusaheb Booty, the famous multi-millionaire of Nagpur lived in Shirdi whith his family. Once an idea arose in his mind that he should have a building of his own there. Sometimes after this, while he was sleeping in Dixit's Wada, he got a vision. Bava appeared in his dream and ordered him to build a Wada of his own with temple. Shama who was sleeping there, got also a similar vision. When Bapusaheb was awakened, he saw Shama crying and asked him why. The latter replied that in his vision Baba came close to him and ordered distinctly - "Build the Wada with the temple. I shall fulfill the desires of all. Hearing the sweet and loving words of Baba, I was overpowered with emotion, my throat was choked, my eyes were overflowing with tears, and I began to cry." Bapusaheb was surprised to see that both their visions tallied. Being a rich and capable man, he decided to build a Wada there and drew up a plan with Madhavarao (Shama). Kakasaheb Dixit also approved of it. And when it was placed before Baba, He also sanctioned it immediately. Then the construction-work was duly started and under the supervision of Shama, the ground floor, the cellar and the well were completed. Baba also on his way to and from Lendi suggested certain improvements. Further work was entrusted to Bapusaheb Jog and when it was going on, an idea struck Bapusaheb Booty's mind that there should be an open room or platform and in the centre the image of Murlidhar (Lord Krishna with the flute) be installed. He asked Shama to refer this matter to Baba and get His consent. The latter asked Baba about this when He was just passing by the Wada. Hearing Shama, Baba gave His consent saying, "after the temple is complete I will come there to stay" and staring at the Wada He added - "after the Wada is complete, we shall use it ourselves, we shall live, move and play there, embrace each other, and be very happy." Then Shama asked Baba whether this was the auspicious time to begin the foundation-work of the central room of the Shrine. The latter answered in the affirmative. Shama got a coconut broke it and started the work. In due time the work was completed and an order was also given for making a good image of Murlidhar. But before it was ready, a new thing turned up. Baba became seriously ill and was about to pass away. Bapusaheb became very sad and dejected, thinking that if Baba passed away, his Wada would not be consecrated by the holy touch of Baba's Feet, and all his money (about a lakh of rupees) would be wasted away. But the words "Place or keep Me in the Wada" which came out of Baba's mouth just before His passing away, consoled not only Bapusaheb, but one and all. In due time Baba's holy body was placed and preserved in the central shrine meant or designed for Murlidhar and Baba Himself became Murlidhar and the Wada thus became the Samadhi-mandir of Sai Baba. His wonderful life is unfathomable.

Blessed and fortunate is Bapusaheb Booty in whose Wada lies the holy and the pure body of Baba.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 16, 2006, 05:18:53 AM
Baba - How is Jnana Upadesh, i.e., imparting of realization to be effected? Destroying ignorance is Jnana. (cf. Verse-Ovi-1396 of Jnaneshwari commenting on Gita 18-66 says - "removal of ignorance is like this, Oh Arjuna, If dream and sleep disappear, you are yourself. It is like that." Also Ovi 83 on Gita V-16 says - "Is there anything different or independent in Jnana besides the destruction of ignornace?")* Expelling darkness means light. Destroying duality (dwaita) means non-duality (adwaita). Whenever we speak of destroying Dwaita, we speak of Adwaita. Whenever we talk of destroying darkness, we talk of light. If we have to realise the Adwaita state, the feeling of Dwaita in ourselves has to be removed. That is the realization of the Adwaita state. Who can speak of Adwaita while remaining in Dwaita? If one did, unless one gets into that state, how can one know it and realise it?

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 16, 2006, 05:19:57 AM
Again, the Shishya (disciple) like the Sad-guru is really embodiment of Jnana. The difference between the two lies in the attitude, high realization, marvellous super-human Sattva (beingness) and unrivalled capacity and Aishwarya Yoga (divine powers). The Sad-guru is Nirguna, Sat-Chit-Ananda. He has indeed taken human form to elevate mankind and raise the world. But his real Nirguna nature is not destroyed thereby, even a bit. His beingness (or reality), divine power and widsom remain undiminished. The disciple also is in fact of the same swarupa. But, it is overlaid by the effect of the samaskaras of innumerable births in the shape of ignorance, which hides from his view that he is Shuddha Chaitanya (see B.G. Ch. V-15). As stated therein, he gets the impressions - "Iam Jiva, a creature, humble and poor." The Guru has to root out these offshoots of ignorance and has to give upadesh or instruction. To the disciple, held spell-bound for endless generations by the ideas of his being a creature, humble and poor, the Guru imparts in hundreds of births the teaching - "You are God, you are mighty and opulent." Then, he realizes a bit that he is God really. The perpetual delusion under which the disciple is labouring, that he is the body, that he is a creature (jiva) or ego, that God (Paramatma) and the world are different from him, is an error inherited from innumerable past births. From actions based on it, he has derived his joy, sorrows and mixtures of both. To remove this delusion, this error, this root ignorance, he must start the inquiry. How did the ignorance arise? Where is it? And to show him this is called the Guru's upadesh. The following are the instances of Ajnana :-

1 - I am a Jiva (creature)

2 - Body is the soul (I am the body).

3 - God, world and Jiva are different.

4 - I am not God.

5 - Not knowing, that body is not the soul.

6 - Not knowing that God, world and Jiva are one.

Unless these errors are exposed to his view, the disciple cannot learn what is God, jiva, world, body; how they are inter-related and whether they are different from each other, or are one and the same. To teach him these and destroy his ignorance is this instruction in Jnana or Ajnana. Why should Jnana be imparted to the jiva, (who is) a Jnanamurti? Upadesh is merely to show him his error and destroy his ignorance.

Baba added :- (1) Pranipata implies surrender. (2) Surrender must be of body, mind and wealth; Re: (3) Why should Krishna refer Arjuna to other Jnanis? "Sadbhakta takes every thing to be Vasudev (B.G.VII-19 i.e., any Guru will be Krishna to the devotee) and Guru takes disciple to be Vasudev and Krishna treats both as his Prana and Atma (B.G.7-18, commentary of Jnanadev on this). As Shri Krishna knows that there are such Bhaktas and Gurus, He refers Arjuna to them so that their greatness may increase and be known.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 16, 2006, 05:24:54 AM
Blessed is Shirdi and blessed is Dwarkamayi where Shri Sai lived and moved until He took Mahasamadhi. Blessed are the people of Shirdi whom He obliged and for whom He came such long distance. Shirdi was a small village first, but it attained great importance, on account of His contact and became a Tirtha, holy place of pilgrimage. Equally blessed are the womenfolk of Shirdi, blessed is their whole and undivided faith in Him. They sang the glories of Baba while bathing, grinding, pounding corn and doing other house-hold work. Blessed is their love, for they sang sweet songs which calm and pacify the minds of the singers and listeners.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 16, 2006, 05:27:11 AM
Oh, blessed Sad-guru Sai, we bow to You, Who have given happiness to the whole world, accomplished the welfare of the devotees and have removed the affliction of those who have resorted to Your Feet. Being very liberal and being the protector and saviour of the Bhaktas who surrender themselves to You, You incarnate yourself in this world to oblige the people and do them good. The liquid essence of Pure Self was poured into the mould of Brahma and out of this has come out the crest-jewel of the saints-Sai. This Sai is Atmarama Himself. He is the abode of perfect divine bliss. Having Himself attained all objects of life, He made His devotees desirelss and free.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 16, 2006, 05:30:38 AM
The Taittiriya Upanishad says that "Food is Brahma; from food all the creatures are born and having been born, by food they live, and having departed, into food again they enter." When an Atithi (uninvited guest) comes to our door at noon, it is our bounden duty to welcome him by giving him food. Other kinds of charities, viz., giving away wealth, property and clothes etc., require some discrimination, but in the matter of food, no such consideration is necessary. Let anybody come to our door at noon, he should be served forthwith; and if lame, crippled, blind and diseased paupers come, they should be fed first and the able-bodied persons and our relations afterwards. The merit of feeding the former is much greater than that of feeding the latter. Other kinds of charities are imperfect without this Anna-dana (giving of food) as stars are without the moon, a necklace without its central medal, a crown without pinnacle, a tank without a lotus, bhajan without love, a married lady without the kumkum-mark, singing without a sweet voice or butter-milk without salt. Just as varan (Pulse-soup) excels all other dishes, Anna-dana is the best of all merits. Now let us see how Baba prepared food and distributed it.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 16, 2006, 05:31:45 AM
Cup of Butter-Milk

Once Hemadpant had eaten his full in this company, when Baba offered him a cup of butter-milk. Its white appearance pleased him, but he was afraid that there was no space inside for it. He, however, took a sip which proved very tasty. Seeing his faltering attitude, Baba said - "Drink it all, you won't get any such opportunity hereafter." He drank it off then, but found that Baba's words were prophetic, for He passed away soon.

Now, readers, we have certainly to thank Hemadpant. He drank the cup of butter-milk, but has supplied us with sufficient quantity of nectar in the form of Baba's Leelas. Let us drink cups and cups of this nectar and be satisfied and happy.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 16, 2006, 12:12:04 PM
After giving Rs. 9/- to Laxmibai Shinde, Baba said that He did not feel well there (in the Masjid) and that He should be taken to the Dagadi (stone) Wada of Booty, where He would be alright. Saying these last words, He leaned on Bayaji's body and breathed His last. Bhagoji noticed that His breathing had stopped and he immediately told this to Nanasaheb Nimonkar who was sitting below. Nanasaheb brought some water and poured it in Baba's mouth. It came out. Then he cried out loudly 'Oh Deva.' Baba seemed just to open His eyes and say 'Ah' in a low tone. But it soon become evident that Baba had left His body for good.

The news of Baba's passing away spread like a wild fire in the village of Shirdi and all people, men, women and children ran to the Masjid and began to mourn this loss in various ways. Some cried out loudly, some wallowed on in the streets and some fell down senseless. Tears ran down from the eyes of all and every one was smitten with sorrow.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 16, 2006, 12:13:38 PM
On Wednesday evening Baba's body was taken in procession and brought to the Wada and was interred there with due formalities in the garbha, i.e., the central portion reserved for Murlidhar. In fact Baba became the Murlidhar and the Wada became a temple and a holy shrine, where so many devotees went and are going now to find rest and peace. All the obsequies of Baba were duly performed by Balasaheb Bhate and Upasani, a great devotee of Baba.



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 16, 2006, 12:15:47 PM
Baba's Nectar-like words

The kind and merciful Sai Baba, said many a time the following sweet words in the Masjid - "He who loves Me most, always sees Me. The whole world is desolate to him without Me, he tells no stories but Mine. He ceaselessly meditates upon Me and always chants My name. I feel indebted to him who surrenders himself completely to Me and ever remembers Me. I shall repay his debt by giving him salvation (self-realization). I am dependent on him who thinks and hungers after Me and who does not eat anything without first offering it to Me. He who thus comes to Me, becomes one with Me, just as a river gets to the sea and becomes merged (one) with it. So leaving out pride and egoism and with no trace of them, you should surrender yourself to Me Who am seated in your heart."

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 16, 2006, 12:17:10 PM
Sai Baba expounded many a time Who this ME (or I) is. He said "You need not go far or anywhere in search of Me. Barring your name and form, there exists in you, as well as in all beings, a sense of Being or Consciousness of Existence. That is Myself. Knowing this, you see Me inside yourself, as well as in all beings. If you practise this, you will realize all-pervasiveness, and thus attain oneness with Me."

Hemadpant, therefore, makes a bow to the readers and requests them humbly and lovingly that they should love and respect all Gods, saints and devotees. Has not Baba often said "He who carps and cavils at others, pierces Me in the heart and injures Me, but he that suffers and endures, pleases Me most." Baba thus pervades all beings and creatures and besets them on all sides. He likes nothing but love to all beings. Such nectar, pure auspicious ambrosia always flowed from Baba's lips. He therefore, concludes - Those who lovingly sing Baba's fame and those who hear the same with devotion, both become one with Sai.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 16, 2006, 01:21:13 PM
Baba said, out of love for His devotees - "What (whether good or bad) is ours, is with us, and what is another's is with him."

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 16, 2006, 01:22:28 PM
Madhavarao did not like this pessimistic attitude of Kakasaheb. He said - "It is a pity that one who by his good luck got such a jewel (Guru) as Baba, should cry out so disparagingly; If he has unwavering faith in Baba, why should he feel restless? The Bhakti of the Nathas may be strong and wonderful, but is not ours' loving and affectionate? And has not Baba told us authoritatively that remembering and chanting Hari's and Guru's name confers salvation? Then where is the cause for fear and anxiety?

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 16, 2006, 01:23:29 PM
I was standing in a deep sea in waist-deep water. There I saw Sai Baba all of a sudden. He was sitting on a beautiful throne studded with diamonds, with His Feet in water. I was most pleased and satisfied with the Form of Baba. The vision was so realistic that I never thought that it was a dream. Curiously enough Madhavarao was also standing there. He said to me feelingly - 'Anandrao, fall at Baba's Feet.' I rejoined - "I also wish to do so, but His Feet are in water, how can I place my head on them? I am helpless." Hearing this he said to Baba - "Oh Deva, take out Your Feet which are under water." Then Baba immediately took out His feet. I caught them without delay and bowed to them. On seeing this Baba blessed me saying - Go now, you will attain your welfare, there is no cause for fear and anxiety. He also added - "Give a silk-bordered dhotar to my Shama, you will profit, thereby."

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 16, 2006, 01:25:04 PM
It is well-known, that Sai Baba had enjoined Kakasaheb Dixit to read daily two works of Shri Ekanath: (1) Bhagawat and (2) Bhawartha Ramayan. Kakasaheb read these daily while Baba was living and he followed the practice even after Baba's passing away.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 16, 2006, 01:26:04 PM
His physical or finite form has no doubt disappeared from our view; but the infinite or spiritual form (Spirit of Baba) ever lives. The Leelas which occurred during His lifetime have been dwelt upon at great length up till now. Ever since His passing away, fresh Leelas have taken place and are even now happening. This clearly shows that Baba is ever-living and helping His devotees as before. The people who got the contact of Baba when He was living, were indeed very fortunate, but if any of them did not get a dispassion for the things and enjoyments of the world and had not their minds turned to the Lord, it was sheerly their ill-luck. What was then wanted and is now wanted is the whole-hearted devotion to Baba. All our senses, organs, and mind should co-operate in worshipping and serving Baba. It is no use in engaging some organs in the worship and deflecting others. If a thing like worhsip or meditation is to be done, it ought to be done with all our mind and soul.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 17, 2006, 02:51:17 AM
Blessed is the face of Sai. If we cast a glance at Him for a moment, He destroys the sorrow of many past births and confers great bliss on us; and if He looks at us with grace, our bondage of Karma is immediately snapped away and we are led to happiness. The river Ganges washes away the dirt and sins of all people who go to her for a bath; but she intently longs for the saints to come to her and bless her with their feet and remove all the dirt (sins) accumulated in her. She knows for certain that this accumulation can only be removed by the holy feet of the saints. Sai is the crest-jewel of the saints.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 17, 2006, 02:53:18 AM
one has to reap what one sows, and there is no escape unless one suffers and squares up one's old debts and dealings with others, and that greed for money drags the greedy man to the lowest level and ultimately brings destruction on him and others.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 17, 2006, 02:55:56 AM
Blessed, Oh Sai, are Your Feet, blessed is Your remembrance and blessed is Your darshana which frees us from the bond of Karma. Though Your Form is invisible to us now, still if the devotees believe in You, they get living experiences from You. By an invisible and subtle thread You draw Your devotees from far and near to Your Feet and embrace them like a kind and loving mother. The devotees do not know where You are, but You so skillfully pull the wires that they ultimately realize that You are at their back to help and support them. The intelligent, wise and learned folk fall into the pit of the samsar on account of their egoism, but You save, by Your power, the poor, simple and devout persons. Inwardly and invisibly you play all the game, but show that you are not concerned with it. You do things and pose yourself as a non-doer. Nobody ever knows Your life. The best course therefore for us is to surrender our body, speech and mind to Your Feet and always chant Your name for destroying our sins. You fulfill the wishes of the devotees and to those who are without any desire You give bliss supreme. Chanting Your sweet name is the easiest sadhan for devotees. By this sadhan (means), our sins, Rajas and Tamas qualities will vanish, the Sattwa qualities and righteousness will gain predominance and along with this, discrimination, dispassion and knowledge will follow. Then we shall abide in our Self and our Guru (who are one and the same). This is what is called complete surrender to the Guru. The only sure sign of this is that our mind gets calm and peaceful. The greatness of this surrender, devotion and knowledge is unique; for peace, non-attachment, fame and salvation etc., come in its train.

If Baba accepts a devotee, He follows him and stands by him, day and night, at his home or abroad. Let the devotee go anywhere he likes, Baba is there ahead of him in some form in an inconceivable manner. The following story illustrates this.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 17, 2006, 02:57:27 AM
Baba's words came out true to the letter and unbounded was His love towards the devotees



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 17, 2006, 11:26:05 AM
The Vedas and the Puranas cannot sufficiently praise (describe) Brahma or Sad-guru; then how can we, who are ignorant, describe our Sad-guru Shri Sai Baba? We think that it is better for us to keep quiet in this matter. In reality the observance of the vow of silence is the best way of praising the Sad-guru; but the good qualities of Sai Baba make us forget our vow of silence and inspire us to open our mouth. Good dishes taste flat if there be no company of friends and relations to partake of the dishes with us, but when they join us, the dishes acquire additional flavour. The same is the case with the Sai Leelamrit - the nectar in the form of Sai's leelas. This nectar we cannot partake alone. Friends and brothers have to join us - the more the better.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 17, 2006, 11:27:09 AM
It is Sai Baba Himself that inspires these stories and gets them written as He desires. Our duty is to surrender completely to Him and meditate on Him. Practising penance is better than pilgrimage, vow, sacrifice, and charity. Worshipping Hari (Lord) is better than penance, and meditation on the Sad-guru is the best of all. We have, therefore, to chant Sai's name by mouth, think over His sayings in our mind, meditate on His form, feel real love for Him in our heart and do all our actions for His sake. There is no better means than this for snapping the bondage of samsar. If we can do our duty on our part as stated above, Sai is bound to help and liberate us.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 17, 2006, 11:28:19 AM
Knowing Nana's restlessness of mind, Baba spoke to him after the lady had left the place as follows - "Nana, why are you getting agitated in vain? Let the senses do their allotted work, or duty, we should not meddle with their work. God has created this beautiful world and it is our duty to appreciate its beauty. The mind will get steady and calm slowly and gradually. When the front door was open, why go by the back one? When the heart is pure, there is no difficulty, whatsoever. Why should one be afraid of any one if there be no evil thought in us? The eyes may do their work, why should you feel shy and tottering?"


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 17, 2006, 11:30:19 AM
Nana explained Baba's meaning as follows - "That our mind is fickle by nature, it should not be allowed to get wild. The senses may get restless, the body, however, should be held in check and not allowed to be impatient. Senses run after objects, but we should not follow them and crave for their objects. By slow and gradual practice retlessness can be conquered. We should not be swayed by the senses, but they cannot be completely controlled. We should curb them rightly and properly according to the need of the occasion. Beauty is the subject of sight; we should fearlessly look at the beauty of objects. There is no room for shyness or fear. Only we should never entertain evil thoughts. Making the mind desireless, observe God's works of beauty. In this way the senses will be easily and naturally controlled and even in enjoying objects you will be reminded of God. If the outer senses are not held in check and if the mind be allowed to run after objects and be attached to them, our cycle of births and deaths will not come to an end. Objects of sense are things harmful. With Viveka (discrimination) as our charioteer, we will control the mind and will not allow the senses to go astray. With such a charioteer we reach the Vishnu-pada, the final abode, our real Home from which there is no return."

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 17, 2006, 11:32:16 AM
Victory be unto Sai Who is the main-stay of the Bhaktas, Who is our Sadguru, Who expounds the meaning of the Gita and Who gives us all powers. Oh Sai, look favourably on us and bless us all.

The sandal-wood trees, grow on the Malaya mountains and ward off heat. The clouds, pour their rain-water and thereby, cool and refresh all the people. The flowers, blossom in the spring and, enable us to worship God, therewith. So the stories of Sai Baba come forth, in order to give solace and comfort to the readers. Both, those, who tell; and those who hear the stories of Baba, are blessed and holy, as also the mouths of the former and the ears of the latter.

It is well-established fact, that though we try hundreds of means or sadhanas, we do not attain the spiritual goal of life, unless a Sadguru blesses us with his grace

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 17, 2006, 11:33:36 AM
Do not entertain the sense of doership in doing good, as well as for bad deeds; be entirely prideless and egoless in all things and thus your spiritual progress will be rapid." What a beautiful spiritual instruction Baba gave!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 17, 2006, 10:07:38 PM
Greatness of Sad-guru Sai

We prostrate ourselves before and take refuge in that Sai Samarth Who besets all animate and inanimate things in the universe-from a post to God Brahma, pots, houses, mansions and even sky, Who pervades all creatures equally without any differentiation, to Whom all devotees are alike; and Who knows not honour and dishonour, like or dislike. If we remember Him and surrender to Him, He fulfills all our desires and makes us attain the goal of life.

This ocean of mundane existence is very hard to cross. Waves of infatuation beat high there against the bank of bad thoughts and break down trees of fortitude. The breeze of egoism blows forcibly and makes the ocean rough and agitated. Crocodiles in the form of anger and hatred move there fearlessly. Eddies in the form of the idea "I and Mine" and other doubts whirl there inecessantly and innumerable fishes in the form of censure, hate and jealousy play there, Though this ocean is so fierce and terrible, Sad-guru Sai is its Agasti (Destroyer) and the devotees of Sai have not the least to fear of it. Our Sadguru is the boat, which will safety take us across this ocean.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 17, 2006, 10:14:22 PM
Prayer

Now are fall flat before Sai Baba and holding His Feet make the following prayer for the public:- Let not our mind wander and desire anything except Thee. Let this work (Satcharita) be in every house and let it be studied daily. Ward off the calamities of those who study it regularly.



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 17, 2006, 10:16:25 PM
Fala-Shruti (Reward of Study)

Now a few words about the reward you get, from a study of this work. After bathing in the sacred Godavari and after taking the darshan of the Samadhi in the Samadhi-mandir in Shirdi, you should read or hear the Satcharita. If you do this all your threefold afflictions will vanish. Casually thinking about the stories of Sai, you will get unconsciously interested in spiritual life and if you then go on through the work with love, all your sins will be destroyed. If you wish to get rid of the cycle of births and deaths, read Sai's stories and remember Him always; and get yourself attached (devoted) to His Feet. If you dive into the sea of Sai's stories, and then give them out to others, you will get an ever-new flavour of them and save the hearers from perdition. If you go on meditating on Sai's Form, it will in course of time disappear and lead you into self-realization. It is very hard to know or realize the nature of Self or Brahma, but if you approach through the Sugun Brahma (Sai's Form) your progress will be easy. If the devotee completely surrenders himself to Him, he will lose his individuality and be merged in Him and be one with Him, as the river in the sea. If you thus become merged with Him in any of the three states, viz., waking, dream and sleep, you get rid of the bond of samsara. If anybody after bathing reads this with love and faith,and completes it within a week, his calamities will disappear; or if he hears or reads it daily and regularly all his dangers will be warded off. By its study, a man wishing for wealth will get it and a pure trader, success in his life. He will get the reward according to his faith and devotion. Without these, there will be no experience of any kind. If you read this respectfully, Sai will be pleased, and removing you ignorance and poverty, He will give you knowledge, wealth and prosperity. With concentrated mind, if you read a Chapter daily, it will give you unbounded happiness. One who has his own welfare at heart, should study it carefully and then he will ever remember Sai gratefully and joyfully in birth after birth. This work should be read at home specially on Guru pournima (Ashadha full-moon day), Gokul-Ashtami, Rama-Navami and Dasara (Baba's anniversary day). If you study this one book carefully, all your desires will be satisfied and if you always remember Sai's Feet in your heart, you will easily cross the Bhava (Samsar) sugar. By its study, the diseased and sick will get health, the poor wealth, the mean and afflicted the prosperity, and the mind will get rid of all ideas and get steadiness.

Dear good and devoted readers and listeners, we also make our bow to you all, and make you a special request. Never forget Him whose stories you have read day by day or month by month. The more fervently you read or listen to these stories, the more encouragement Sai gives us to serve you and be of use to you. Both the author and the readers must co-operate in this work, help each other and be happy.

Prasad-Yachana

We close the with prayer to the Almighty for the following Prasad of favour:- May the readers and devotees get complete and whole-hearted devotion to Sai's Feet. May His Form be ever fixed in their eyes and may they see Sai (the Lord) in all beings. amen!


Bow to Shri Sai -- Peace be to all

 



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 17, 2006, 10:19:29 PM
ARATI


Oh Sai Baba, we wave lights before You, the bestower of happiness to the Jivas. Give us- Your servants and devotees rest under the dust of Your Feet, Burning (destroying) desire. You remain absorbed in Your Self, and show the Lord (God) to the aspirants. As one feels intently, You give him experiences or realizations accordingly. Oh kindhearted, your power is such! Meditation on Your name removes our fear of the samsar. Your method of word is really unfathomable as, You always help the poor and the helpless. In this Kali age You-the all-pervasive Datta, have really Incarnated as Sagun Brahma. Ward off the fear of samsar of the devotees who come to You every Thursday, so as to enable them to see the Feet of the Lord. Oh God of Gods, I pray that let my treasure be the service of Your Feet. Feed Madhav with happiness as the cloud feeds the chatak bird with pure water, and thus keep up Your Word. Amen!


Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 18, 2006, 01:30:26 PM
"Everybody should behave honestly (virtuously) and keep his/her conscience awake. One should do the duty without accepting the pride of doership, which should be dedicated along with its fruit to God so that we will remain aloof without the action binding us".-Sai Baba



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 19, 2006, 09:39:06 AM
According to the ancient and revered custom, Hemadpant begins the work, Sai Satcharitra, with various salutations.

First, he makes obeisance to the God Ganesha to remove all obstacles and make the work a success and says that Shri Sai is the God Ganesha


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 19, 2006, 09:40:34 AM
Then, to the readers and prays them to give their whole and undivided attention to his work.

And lastly, to his Guru Shri Sainath - an Incarnation of Shri Dattatreya, Who is his sole Refuge and Who will make him realize that Brahman is the Reality and the world an illusion; and incidentally, to all the Beings in whom the Lord God dwells

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 19, 2006, 09:41:36 AM
Sai Baba lived in Shirdi for about sixty years and during this long period, He did the business of grinding almost every day - not, however, the wheat alone; but the sins, the mental and physical afflications and the miseries of His innumerable devotees.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 19, 2006, 09:42:53 AM
The life of Sai Baba is as wide and deep as the infinite ocean; and all can dive deep into the same and take out precious gems (of knowledge and Bhakti), and distribute them to the aspiring public. The stories, parables, and teachings of Sai Baba are very wonderful. They will give peace and happiness to the people, who are afflicted with sorrows and heavily loaded with miseries of this worldly existence, and also bestow knowledge and wisdom, both in the worldly and in spiritual domains. If these teachings of Sai Baba, which are as interesting and instructive as the Vedic lore, are listened to and meditated upon, the devotees will get, what they long for, viz., union with Brahman, mastery in eight-fold Yoga, Bliss of meditation etc.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 19, 2006, 09:44:56 AM
About the Necessity of a Guru

Hemadpant has left no note, no memo about what Baba said regarding this subject, but Kakasaheb Dixit has published his notes regarding this matter. Next day after Hemadpant’s meeting with Sai Baba, Kakasaheb went to Baba and asked whether he should leave Shirdi. Baba Said, "Yes". Then someone asked - "Baba, where to go?" Baba said, "High up." Then the man said, "How is the way?" Baba said, "There are many ways leading there; there is one way also from here (Shirdi). The way is difficult. There are tigers and wolves in the jungles on the way." I (Kakasaheb) asked - "But Baba, what if we take a guide with us?" Baba answered, - "Then there is no difficulty. The guide will take you straight to your destination, avoiding wolves, tigers and ditches etc. on the way. If there be no guide, there is the danger of your being lost in the jungles or falling into ditches." Mr. Dabholkar was present on this occasion and he thought that this was the answer Baba gave to the question whether Guru was a necessity (Vide Sai Leela Vol. I, No.5, Page 47); and he thereupon took the hint that no discussion of the problem, whether man is free or bound, is of any use in spiritual matters, but that on the contrary real Paramartha is possible only as the result of the teachings of the Guru, as is illustrated in this chapter of the original work in the instances of great Avatars like Rama and Krishna, who had to submit themselves to their Gurus, Vasishtha and Sandipani respectively, for getting self- realization and that the only virtues necessary for such progress are faith and patience. (Vide Sai Satcharita, Ch. II, 191-92).

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 19, 2006, 12:13:04 PM
Sai Baba gave His complete assent to the writing of the Sat-Charita and said, "I fully agree with you regarding the writing of Sat Charita. You do your duty, don’t be afraid in the least, steady your mind and have faith in My words. If my Leelas are written, the Avidya (nescience) will vanish and if they are attentively, and devoutly listened to, the consciousness of the worldly existence will abate, and strong waves of devotion, and love will rise up and if one dives deep into My Leelas, he would get precious jewels of knowledge."

Hearing this, author was much pleased, and he at once became fearless and confident, and thought that work was bound to be a success

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 19, 2006, 12:19:37 PM
turning to Shama (Madhavrao Deshpande) Sai Baba said.

"If a man utters My name with love, I shall fulfill all his wishes, increase his devotion.

And if he sings earnestly My life and My deeds, him I shall beset in front and back and on all sides.

 Those devotees, who are attached to Me, heart and soul, will naturally feel happiness, when they hear these stories.

Believe Me that if anybody sings My Leelas, I will give him infinite joy and everlasting contentment.

It is My special characteristic to free any person, who surrenders completely to Me, and who does worship Me faithfully, and who remembers Me, and meditates on Me constantly .


How can they be conscious of worldly objects and sensations, who utter My name, who worship Me, who think of My stories and My life and who thus always remember Me?


 I shall draw out My devotees from the jaws of Death.


If My stories are listened to, all the diseases will be got rid of.

So, hear My stories with respect; and think and meditate on them, assimilate them. This is the way of happiness and contentment.

 The pride and egoism of My devotees will vanish, the mind of the hearers will be set at rest; and if it has wholehearted and complete faith, it will be one with Supreme Consciousness.


 The simple remembrance of My name as ‘Sai, Sai’ will do away with sins of speech and hearing".

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 19, 2006, 12:21:17 PM
Different Works Assigned to Devotees

The Lord entrusts different works to different devotees. Some are given the work of building temples and maths, or ghats (flight of steps) on rivers; some are made to sing the glories of God; some are sent on pilgrimages; but to me was allotted the work of writing the Sat Charita. Being a jack of all trades but master of none, I was quite unqualified for this job. Then why should I undertake such a difficult job? Who can describe the true life of Sai Baba? Sai Baba’s grace alone can enable one to accomplish this difficult work. So, when I took up the pen in my hand, Sai Baba took away my egoism and wrote Himself His stories. The credit of relating these stories, therefore, goes to Him and not to me. Though Brahmin by birth, I lacked the two eyes. (i.e. the sight or vision) of Shruti and Smriti and therefore was not at all capable of writing the Sat-Charita, but the grace of the Lord makes a dumb man talk, enables a lame man to cross a mountain. He alone knows the knack of getting things done as He likes. Neither the flute, nor the harmonium knows how the sounds are produced. This is the concern of the Player. The oozing of Chandrakant jewel and the surging of the sea are not due to the jewel and the sea but to the rise of the moon.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 20, 2006, 03:24:56 AM
Baba’s Stories as Beacon- Light

Light houses are constructed at various places in the sea, to enable the boatmen to avoid rocks and dangers, and make them sail safely. Sai Baba’s stories serve a similar purpose in the ocean of worldly existence. They surpass nectar in sweetness, and make our worldly path smooth and easy to traverse. Blessed are the stories of the saints. When they enter our hearts through the ears, the body - consciousness or egoism and the sense of duality vanish; and when they are stored in the heart, doubts fly out to all sides, pride of the body will fall, and wisdom will be stored in abundance. The description of Baba’s pure fame, and the hearing of the same, with love, will destroy the sins of the devotee and, therefore, this is the simple Sadhana for attaining salvation. The Sadhana for Krita Age was Shamadama (tranquillity of mind and body), for Treta Age, sacrifice, for Dwapara, worship, and for Kali (present) Age, it is singing of the name and glory of the Lord. This last Sadhana is open to all the people of the four varnas (Brahmins, etc.). The other Sadhanas, viz. Yoga, Yagya (sacrifice), Dhyana (meditation) and Dharana (concentration) are very difficult to practice, but singing and hearing the stories and the glory of the Lord (Sai Baba) is very easy. We have only to turn our attention towards them. The listening and singing of the stories will remove the attachment to the senses and their objects, and will make the devotees dispassionate, and will ultimately lead them to self-realization. With this end in view, Sai Baba made me or helped me to write His stories, Sat-Charitamrita. The devotees may now easily read and hear these stories of Sai Baba and while doing so, meditate on Him, His form and thus attain devotion to Guru and God (Sai Baba), get detachment and self-realization. In the preparation and writing of this work, Sat-Charitamrita, it is Sai Baba’s grace which has accomplished everything, making use of me as a mere instrument.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 20, 2006, 03:26:09 AM
Baba’s Sweet and Nectar-like Words

One day at noon after the Arti, devotees were returning to their lodgings, when Baba gave the following beautiful advice:-

"Be wherever you like, do whatever you choose, remember this well that all what you do is known to Me. I am the Inner Ruler of all and seated in their hearts. I envelope all the creatures, the movable and immovable world. I am the Controller - the wire-puller of the show of this Universe. I am the mother - origin of all beings - the Harmony of three Gunas, the propeller of all senses, the Creator, Preserver and Destroyer. Nothing will harm him, who turns his attention towards Me, but Maya will lash or whip him who forgets Me. All the insects, ants, the visible, movable and immovable world, is My Body or Form".

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 20, 2006, 11:18:36 PM
The love of mother is peculiar, extraordinary and disinterested, and has no parallel. Sadgurus feel this motherly love towards their disciples.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 20, 2006, 11:19:45 PM
Baba liked prayers and cries to God better than anything else.



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 20, 2006, 11:20:54 PM
"Be wherever you like, do whatever you choose, remember this well that all what you do is known to Me. I am the Inner Ruler of all and seated in their hearts. I envelope all the creatures, the movable and immovable world. I am the Controller - the wire-puller of the show of this Universe. I am the mother - origin of all beings - the Harmony of three Gunas, the propeller of all senses, the Creator, Preserver and Destroyer. Nothing will harm him, who turns his attention towards Me, but Maya will lash or whip him who forgets Me. All the insects, ants, the visible, movable and immovable world, is My Body or Form".

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 20, 2006, 11:23:03 PM
I request the readers to leave out the various hindrances viz. indolence, sleep, wandering of mind, attachments to senses, etc. and turn their whole and undivided attention to these stories of Sai Baba. Let their love be natural, let them know the secret of devotion; let them not exhaust themselves by other Sadhanas, let them stick to this one simple remedy, i.e. listening to Sai Baba’s stories. This will destroy their ignorance and will secure for them salvation. A miser may stay at various places; but he always thinks of his buried treasure. So let Sai Baba be enthroned in the hearts of all.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 20, 2006, 11:24:42 PM
Mission of the Saints

Lord Krishna says in Bhagvadgita (Chapter IV, 7-8) that "Whenever there is a decay of Dharma (righteousness) and an ascendancy of unrighteousness, I manifest Myself; and for the protection of the virtuous, the destruction of the vicious and for the establishment of righteousness, I manifest Myself in age after age".

This is the mission of Lord, and the Sages and Saints, Who are His representatives and Who appear here at proper times, help in their own way to fulfil that mission. For instance, when the twice born, i.e. the Brahmins, the Kshatriyas and the Vaishyas neglect their duties and when the Shudras try to usurp the rights of the higher classes, when spiritual preceptors are not respected but humiliated, when nobody cares for religious instructions, when every body thinks himself very learned, when people begin to partake of forbidden foods and intoxicating drinks, when under the cloak of religion, people indulge in malpractices, when people belonging to different sects fight amongst themselves, when Brahmins fail to do Sandhya adoration, and the orthodox their religious practices, when Yogis neglect their meditation, when people begin to think that wealth, progeny, wife are their sole concern, and thus turn away from the true path of salvation, then do Saints appear and try to set matters right by their words and action. They serve us as beacon-lights, and show us the right path, and the right way for us to follow. In this way, many saints, viz. Nivritti, Jnanadev, Muktabai, Namdev, Gora, Gonayi, Ekanath, Tukaram, Narahari, Narsi Bhai, Sajan Kasai, Sawata, Ramdas, and various others did appear at various times to show the right path to the people, and so presently came Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 21, 2006, 10:37:02 AM
11 Sayings of Baba

 
 
Whoever puts his feet on Shirdi soil, his sufferings would come to an end.
 
 
The wretched and miserable would rise into plenty of joy and happiness, as soon as they climb steps of my Samadhi.
 
 
I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this earthly body.
 
 
My tomb shall bless and speak to the needs of my devotees.
 
 
I shall be active and vigorous even from the tomb.
 
 
My mortal remains would speak from the tomb.
 
 
I am ever living to help and guide all who come to me, who surrender to me and who seek refuge in me.
 
 
If you look to me, I look to you.
 
 
If you cast your burden on me, I shall surely bear it.
 
 
If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once.
 
 
There shall be no want in the house of my devotees
 
Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 21, 2006, 11:29:15 PM
I request the readers to leave out the various hindrances viz. indolence, sleep, wandering of mind, attachments to senses, etc. and turn their whole and undivided attention to these stories of Sai Baba. Let their love be natural, let them know the secret of devotion; let them not exhaust themselves by other Sadhanas, let them stick to this one simple remedy, i.e. listening to Sai Baba’s stories. This will destroy their ignorance and will secure for them salvation. A miser may stay at various places; but he always thinks of his buried treasure. So let Sai Baba be enthroned in the hearts of all.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 22, 2006, 10:37:32 PM
Shirdi - A Holy Tirth

The banks of the Godavari river, in the Ahmednagar District, are very fortunate for they gave birth and refuge to many a Saint, prominent amongst them being Jnaneshwar. Shirdi also falls in the Kopargaon Taluka of the Ahmednagar District. After crossing the Godavari river at Kopargaon, one gets the way to Shirdi. When you go three Koss (9 miles), you come to Nimgaon, from whence, Shirdi is visible. Shirdi is as famous and well-known as other holy places like Gangapur, Narsinhwadi, Audumbar on the banks of Krishna river. As the devotee Damaji flourished in and blessed Mangalvedha (near Pandharpur) as Samarth Ramdas at Sajjangad, as Shri Narasimha Saraswati at Saraswatiwadi, so Sainath flourished at Shirdi and blessed it.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 24, 2006, 03:30:51 AM
Personality of Sai Baba

It is on account of Sai Baba that Shirdi grew into importance. Let us see what sort of a personage Sai Baba was. He conquered this Samsar (worldly existence), which is very difficult and hard to cross. Peace or mental calm was His ornament, and He was the repository of wisdom. He was the home of Vaishnava devotees, most liberal (like Karna) amongst liberals, the quint-essence of all essences. He had no love for perishable things, and was always engrossed in self-realization, which was His sole concern. He felt no pleasure in the things of this world or of the world beyond. His Antarang (heart) was as clear as a mirror, and His speech always rained nectar. The rich or poor people were the same to Him. He did not know or care for honour or dishonour. He was the Lord of all beings. He spoke freely and mixed with all people, saw the actings and dances of Nautchgirls and heard Gajjal songs. Still, He swerved not an inch from Samadhi (mental equilibrium). The name of Allah was always on His lips. While the world awoke, He slept; and while the world slept, He was vigilant. His abdomen (Inside) was as calm as the deep sea. His Ashram could not be determined, nor His actions could be definitely determined, and though He sat (lived) in one place, He knew all the transactions of the world. His Darbar was imposing. He told daily hundreds of stories, still He swerved not an inch from His vow of silence. He always leaned against the wall in the Masjid or walked morning, noon and evening towards Lendi (Nala) and Chavadi; still He at all times abided in the Self. Though a Siddha, He acted like a Sadhaka. He was meek, humble and egoless, and pleased all. Such was Sai Baba, and as the soil of Shirdi was trodden by Sai Baba’s Feet, it attained extraordinary importance

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on May 24, 2006, 03:32:29 AM
As jnaneshwar elevated Alandi, Ekanath did to Paithan, so Sai Baba raised Shirdi. Blessed are the grass-leaves and stones of Shirdi, for they could easily kiss the Holy Feet of Sai Baba, and take their dust on their head. Shirdi became to us, devotees, another Pandharpur, Jagannath, Dwarka, Banaras (Kashi) and Rameshwar, Badrikedar, Nasik, Tryambakeshwar, Ujjain, and Maha Kaleshwar or Mahabaleshwar Gokarn. Contact of Sai Baba in Shirdi was like our Veda and Tantra; it quieted our Samsara (world consciousness) and rendered self-realization easy. The darshana of shri Sai was our Yoga-Sadhana, and talk with Him removed our sins. Shampooing His Legs was our bath in Triveni Prayag, and drinking the holy water of His Feet destroyed our desires. To us, His commands were Vedas, and accepting (eating) His Udi (sacred ashes) and Prasad was all purifying. He was our Shri Krishna and Shri Rama who gave us solace and He was our Para Brahma (Absolute Reality). He was Himself beyond the Pair of dwandwas (opposite), never dejected nor elated. He was always engrossed in His Self as ‘Existence, Knowledge and Bliss.’ Shirdi was His centre; but His field of action extended far wide, to Punjab, Calcutta, North India, Gujarat, Dacca (Now in Bangladesh) and Konkan. Thus the fame of Sai Baba spread, far, and wide, and people from all parts came to take His darshana and be blessed. By mere darshan, minds of people, whether, pure or impure, would become at once quiet. They got here the same sort of unparalleled joy that devotees get at Pandharpur by seeing Vithal Rakhumai. This is not an exaggeration.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on May 24, 2006, 03:33:30 AM
Consider what a devotee says in this respect.

Dictum of Goulibuva

An old devotee by name Goulibuva, aged about 95 years, was a Varkari of Pandhari. He stayed 8 months at Pandharpur and four months - Ashadha to Kartik (July - November) on the banks of the Ganges. He had an ass with him for carrying his luggage, and a disciple, as his companion. Every year he made his Vari or trip to Pandharpur and came to Shirdi to see Sai Baba, Whom he loved most. He used to stare at Baba and say, "This is Pandharinath Vithal incarnate, the merciful Lord of the poor and helpless." This Goulibuva was an old devotee of Vithoba, and had made many a trip to Pandhari; and he testified that Sai Baba was real Pandharinath.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on May 24, 2006, 09:42:32 PM
Sai Baba was very fond of remembering and singing God’s name. He always uttered Allah Malik(God is Lord) and in His presence made others sing God’s name continuously, day and night, for 7 days. This is called Namasaptaha. Once He asked Das Ganu Maharaj to do the Namasaptaha. He replied that he would do it, provided he was assured that Vithal would appear at the end of the 7th day. Then Baba, placing His hand on his breast assured him that certainly Vithal would appear, but that the devotee must be ‘earnest and devout’. The Dankapuri (Takore) of Takurnath, the Pandhari of Vithal, the Dwarka of Ranchhod (Krishna) is here (Shirdi). One need not go far out to see Dwarka. Will Vithal come here from some outside place? He is here. Only when the devotee is bursting with love and devotion, Vithal will manifest Himself here (Shirdi).


After the Saptaha was over, Vithal did manifest Himself in the following manner. Kakasaheb Dixit was, as usual, sitting in meditation after the bath, and he saw Vithal in a vision. When he went at noon for Baba’s darshana, Baba asked him point-blank - "Did Vithal Patil come? Did you see Him? He is a very truant fellow, catch Him firmly, otherwise, he will escape, if you be a little inattentive." This happened in the morning and at noon there was another Vithal darshana. One hawker from outside, came there for selling 25 or 30 pictures of Vithoba. This picture exactly tallied with the figure, that appeared in Kakasaheb’s vision. On seeing this and remembering Baba’s words, Kakasaheb Dixit was much surprised and delighted. He bought one picture of Vithoba, and placed it in his shrine for worship

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Post by: Dipika on May 26, 2006, 03:51:58 AM
The site with the Neem tree and surrounding space was bought by Mr. Hari Vinayak Sathe, and on this site a big building styled Sathe’s Wada was erected. This Wada was the sole resting place for pilgrims, who flocked there. A Par (platform) was built round the neem tree and lofts with steps were constructed. Under the steps, there is a niche facing South and devotees sit on the Par (platform) facing north. It is believed, that he who burns incense there, on Thursday and Friday evenings will, by God’s grace, be happy. This Wada was old and dilapidated and wanted repairs. The necessary repairs, additions and alterations have been made now by the Sansthan

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on May 26, 2006, 11:21:01 PM
Then after some years another Wada, Dixit’s Wada was constructed. Kakasaheb Dixit, Solicitor of Bombay, had gone to England. He had injured his leg by an accident there. The injury could not be got rid of by any means. Nanasaheb Chandorkar advised him to try Sai Baba. So he saw Sai Baba in 1909 A.D., and requested Him to cure rather the lameness of his mind than that of his leg. He was so much pleased with the darshana of Sai Baba, that he decided to reside in Shirdi. So he built a Wada for himself and other devotees. The foundation of this building was laid on 10-12-1910. On this day, two other important events took place. (1) Mr. Dadasaheb Khaparde was given permission to return home, and (2) the night Arti in Chavadi was commenced. The Wada was complete and was inhabited on the Rama-Navami day in 1911 A.D., with due rites and formalities.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on May 26, 2006, 11:22:11 PM
Then another Wada or palatial mansion was put up by the famous millionaire, Mr. Booty, of Nagpur. Lots of money were spent on this building, but all the amount was well utilized, as Sai Baba’s body is resting in this Wada, which is now called the Samadhi Mandir. The site of this Mandir had formerly a garden, which was watered and looked after by Baba. Three Wadas thus sprang up, where there was none formerly. Of these, Sathe’s Wada was most useful to all, in the early days.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on May 28, 2006, 03:57:39 AM
Return with Chand Patil’s Marriage - Party

As hinted in the last Chapter, I shall now describe first how Sai Baba returned to Shirdi after His disappearance.

There lived in the Aurangabad District (Nizam State), in a village called Dhoop, a well-to-do Mahomedan gentleman by name Chand Patil. While he was making a trip to Aurangabad, he lost his mare. For two long months, he made a diligent search but could get no trace of the lost mare. After being disappointed, he returned from Aurangabad with the saddle on his back. After travelling four Koss and a half, he came, on the way, to a mango tree under the foot of which sat a RATNA (queer fellow). He had a cap on His head, wore Kafni (long robe) and had a "Satka" (short stick) under His arm-pit and He was preparing to smoke a Chilim (pipe). On seeing Chand Patil pass by the way, He called out to him and asked him to have a smoke and to rest a little. The Fakir asked him about the saddle. Chand Patil replied that it was of his mare which was lost. The queer fellow or Fakir asked him to make a search in the Nala close by. He went and the wonder of wonders! he found out the mare. He thought that this Fakir was not an ordinary man, but an Avalia (a great saint). He returned to the Fakir with the mare. The Chilim was ready for being smoked, but two things were wanting; (1) fire to light the pipe, and (2) water to wet the chhapi (piece of cloth through which smoke is drawn up). The Fakir took His prong and thrust it forcibly into the ground and out came a live burning coal, which He put on the pipe. Then He dashed the Satka on the ground, from whence water began to ooze. The chhapi was wetted with that water, was then wrung out and wrapped round the pipe. Thus everything being complete, the Fakir smoked the Chilim and then gave it also to Chand Patil. On seeing all this, Chand Patil was wonderstruck. He requested the Fakir to come to his home and accept his hospitality. Next day He went to the Patil’s house and stayed there for some time. The Patil was a village - officer of Dhoop. His wife’s brother’s son was to be married and the bride was from Shirdi. So Patil made preparations to start for Shirdi for the marriage. The Fakir also accompanied the marriage-party. The marriage went off without any hitch, the party returned to Dhoop, except the Fakir alone stayed in Shirdi, and remained there forever.

How the Fakir Got the Name Sai

When the marriage - party came to Shirdi, it alighted at the foot of a Banyan tree in Bhagata Mhalsapati’s field near Khandoba’s temple. The carts were loosened in the open court-yard of Khandoba’s temple. The carts were loosened in the open court-yard of Khandoba’s temple, and the members of the party descended one by one, and the Fakir also got down. Bhagat Mhalsapati saw the young Fakir getting down and accosted Him "YA SAI" (Welcome Sai). Others also addressed Him as Sai and thence-forth he became known as Sai Baba.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on May 28, 2006, 03:59:29 AM
Contact with Other Saints

Sai Baba began to stay in a deserted Masjid. One Saint named Devidas was living in Shirdi many years before Baba came there. Baba liked his company. He stayed with him in the Maruti temple, in the Chavadi, and some time lived alone. Then came another Saint by name Jankidas. Baba spent most of His time in talking with him, or Jankidas went to Baba’s residence . So also one Vaishya house-holder Saint, from Puntambe by name Gangagir always frequented Shirdi. When he first saw Sai Baba, carrying pitchers of water in both hands, for watering the garden, he was amazed and said openly, "Blessed is Shirdi, that it got this precious Jewel. This man is carrying water to-day; but He is not an ordinary fellow. As this land (Shirdi) was lucky and meritorious, it secured this Jewel." So also one famous Saint by name Anandnath of Yewala Math, a disciple of Akkalkot Maharaj came to Shirdi with some Shirdi people. When he saw Sai Baba, he said openly, "This is a precious Diamond in reality. Though he looks like an ordinary man, he is not a ‘gar’ (ordinary stone) but a Diamond. You will realize this in the near future." Saying this he returned to Yewala. This was said while Sai Baba was a youngster.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on May 29, 2006, 01:06:15 PM
"Sada Nimbarvrikshasya mooladhiwasat,
Sudhasravinam tiktamapi-apriyam tam,
Tarum Kalpavrikshadhikam sadhayantam
Namameeshwaram Sadgurum Sai Natham"

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on May 29, 2006, 01:07:25 PM
He always said that "Poverty is better than Kingship, far better than Lordship. The Lord is always brother (befriender) of the poor."

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on May 29, 2006, 01:11:36 PM
Turning Water into Oil

Sai Baba was very fond of lights. He used to borrow oil from shop-keepers, and keep lamps burning the whole night in the Masjid and temple. This went on for some time. The Banias, who supplied oil gratis, once met together and decided not to give Him oil. When, as usual, Baba went to ask for oil, they all gave Him a distinct No. Unperturbed, Baba returned to the Masjid and kept the dry wicks in the lamps. The banias were watching Him with curiosity. Baba took the Tumrel (tin pot) which contained very little (a few drops) of oil, put water into it and drank it and forced it fall in the container. After consecrating the tin-pot in this way, He again took water in the tin-pot and filled all the lamps with it and lighted them. To the surprise and dismay of the watching Banias, the lamps began to burn and kept burning the whole night. The Banias repented and apologized. Baba forgave them and asked them to be more truthful in future.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on May 29, 2006, 10:49:25 PM
one Fakir from Ahmednager by name Javhar Ali, came to Rahata with his disciples and stayed in Bakhal (spacious room) near Virabhadra temple. The Fakir was learned, could repeat the whole Koran and had a sweet tongue. Many religious and devout people of the village came to him and began to respect him. With the help of the people, he started to build an Idgah ( a wall before which Mahomedans pray on Idgah day), near the Virabhadra temple. There was some quarrel about this affair, on account of which, Javhar Ali had to leave Rahata. Then he came to Shirdi and lived in the Masjid with Baba. People were captured by his sweet talk, and he began to call Baba his disciple. Baba did not object and consented to be his Chela. Then both Guru and Chela decided to return to Rahata and live there. The Guru (Teacher) never knew his disciple’s worth, but the disciple knew the defects of the Guru, still he never disrespected him, observing carefully his duties. He even served the Master in various ways. They used to come to Shirdi off and on, but their main stay was in Rahata. The loving devotees of Baba in Shirdi did not like, that Baba should stay away from them in Rahata. So they went in a deputation to bring Baba back to Shirdi. When they met Baba near the Idgah and told the purpose for which they came, Baba said to them that the Fakir was an ill-tempered fellow, he would not leave him and that they should better return to Shirdi without him, before the Fakir returned. While they were thus talking, the Fakir turned up and was very angry with them for trying to take away his disciple. There was some discussion and altercation and it was finally decided that both the Guru and Chela should return to Shirdi. And so they returned and lived in shirdi. But after a few days the Guru was tested by Devidas and he was found wanting. Twelve years before Baba arrived in Shirdi with the marriage-party, this Devidas aged about 10 or 11 came to Shirdi and lived in the Maruti temple. Devidas had fine features and brilliant eyes, and he was dispassion incarnate and a Jnani. Many persons, namely Tatya Kote, Kashinath and others regarded, him as their Guru. They brought Javhar Ali in his presence, and in the discussion that followed, Javhar was worsted and fled from Shirdi. He went and stayed in Bijapur and returned after many years to Shirdi, and prostrated himself before Sai Baba. The delusion that he was Guru and Sai Baba his Chela, was cleared away, and as he repented, Sai Baba treated him with respect. In this case Sai Baba showed by actual conduct how one should get rid of egoism and do the duties of a disciple to attain the highest end, viz., self-realization. This story is told here according to the version given by Mhalsapati ( a great devotee of Baba).


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


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Post by: Dipika on May 31, 2006, 02:48:31 AM
Baba’s Dress and Daily Routine

In his young days, Sai Baba grew hair on His head; never had His head shaved. He dressed like an athlete. When He went to Rahata (3 miles from Shirdi), He brought with Him small plants of Merry Gold, Jai and Jui, and after cleaning, he planted and watered them. A devotee by name Vaman Tatya supplied Him daily with two earthen pitchers. With these Baba Himself used to water the plants. He drew water from the well and carried the pitchers on His shoulders. In the evening the pitchers were kept at the foot of the Neem tree. As soon as they were placed there, they were broken, as they were made of raw earth and not baked. Next day, Tatya supplied two fresh pitchers. This course went on for 3 years; and with Sai Baba’s toil and labour, there grew a flower-garden. On this site, at present, stands the big mansion - Samadhi Mandir of Baba, which is now frequented and used by so many devotees.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on May 31, 2006, 02:52:15 AM
The Story of Padukas (foot-prints) under the Neem Tree

A devotee of Akkalkot Maharaj by name Bhai Krishnaji Alibagkar worshipped the photo of Akkalkot Maharaj. He once thought of going to Akkalkot (Sholapur District), taking the darshana of the Padukas (foot-prints) of the Maharaj and offering his sincere worship there; but before he could go there, he got a vision in his dream. Akkalkot Maharaj appeared in the vision and said to him - "Now Shirdi is my resting place, go there and offer your Worship." So Bhai changed his plan and came to Shirdi, worshipped Baba, stayed there for six months and was happy. As a reminiscence of this vision etc., he prepared the Padukas and installed them on an auspicious day of Shravan, Shaka 1834 (1912 A.D.) under the Neem tree with due ceremonies and formalities, conducted by Dada Kelkar and Upasani. One Dixit Brahmin was appointed for worship, and the management was entrusted to devotee Sagun

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Post by: Dipika on May 31, 2006, 10:29:20 PM
I am ever living to help and guide all who come to me, who surrender to me and who seek refuge in me.
 
 
There shall be no want in the house of my devotees
 
 

Sai Baba

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Post by: Dipika on May 31, 2006, 10:32:30 PM
Complete Version of this Story

Mr. B.V. Deo, Retired Mamalatdar of Thana, and a great devotee of Sai Baba, made enquired about this matter with Sagun Meru Naik and Govind Kamlakar Dixit and has published a full version of the Padukas in Sai Leela Vol. 11, No. 1, page 25. It runs as follows:

In 1834 Shaka (1912 A.D.) one Doctor Ramarao Kothare of Bombay came to Shirdi for Baba’s darshana. His compounder; and his friend, Bhai Krishnaji Alibagkar, accompanied him. The compounder and Bhai became intimate with Sagun Meru Naik and G.K. Dixit. While discussing things, these persons thought that there must be some memorial of the fact of Sai Baba’s first coming to Shirdi and sitting under the holy Neem tree. They thought of installing Baba’s Padukas there and were going to make them of some rough stones. Then Bhai’s friend, the compounder, suggested that if this matter be made known to his master, Dr. Ramarao Kothare, who would prepare nice Padukas for this purpose. All liked the proposal and Dr. Kothare was informed of it. He came to Shirdi and drew a plan of the Padukas. He went to Upasani Maharaj in Khandoba’s temple, and showed him his plan. The latter made many improvements, drew lotuses, flowers, conch, disc, man etc., and suggested that the following SHLOKA (verse) regarding Neem tree’s great ness and Baba’s Yogi powers be inscribed. The verse was as follows:

"Sada Nimbarvrikshasya mooladhiwasat,
Sudhasravinam tiktamapi-apriyam tam,
Tarum Kalpavrikshadhikam sadhayantam
Namameeshwaram Sadgurum Sai Natham"

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on May 31, 2006, 10:34:07 PM
Upasani’s suggestions were accepted and carried out. The Padukas were made in Bombay and sent to Shirdi with the compounder. Baba said that they should be installed on the Pournima (15th) of Shravan. On that day at 11 a.m., G.K. Dixit brought them on his head from Khandoba’s temple to the Dwarkamai (Masjid) in procession. Baba touched the Padukas, saying that these are the feet of the Lord and asked the people to instal them, under foot of the Neem tree.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on May 31, 2006, 10:35:20 PM
A day before, one Parsi devotee of Bombay named Pastha Shet sent Rs.25/- by money order. Baba gave this sum for the installation of the Padhukas. The total expense of installation came up to Rs.100/- out of which Rs.75/- were collected by subscriptions. For the first 5 years, G.K. Dixit worshipped the Padukas daily and then this was done by Laxman Kacheshwar Jakhadi. In the first five years, Dr. Kothare sent Rs. 2 per month for lighting and he also sent the railing round the Padukas. The expense of bringing the railing from the station to Shirdi (Rs. 7-8-0) (presently Rs.7.50p) and roofing was paid by Sagun Meru Naik. Now, Jakhadi (Nana Pujari) does the worship and Sagun Meru Naik offers the naivaidya and lights the evening lamps.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on May 31, 2006, 10:37:13 PM
Bhai Krishnaji was orginally a devotee of Akkalkot Maharaj. He had come to Shirdi at the installation of the Padukas, in Shaka 1834 on his way to Akkalkot. He wanted to go to Akkalkot after taking the darshana of Baba. He asked Baba’s permission for this. Baba said - "Oh, what is there in Akkalkot? Why do you go there? The incumbent Maharaj of that place is here, Myself." Hearing this Bhai did not go to Akkalkot. He came to Shirdi off and on, after the installation of the Padukas.

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Post by: Dipika on June 02, 2006, 12:02:01 AM
Sai Baba did not mix and speak with the people. He only gave answers when he was questioned. By day he always sat under the Neem tree, sometimes under the shade of a branch of a Babul tree near the stream at the outskirts of the village. In the afternoon, He used to walk at random and go at times to Nimgaon. There He frequented the house of Balasaheb Dengale. Baba loved Mr. Balasaheb. His younger brother, named Nanasaheb, had no son, though he married a second wife. Balasaheb sent Nanasaheb for taking darshana of Sai Baba, and after some time with His grace, Nanasaheb got a son.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on June 02, 2006, 12:03:19 AM
Nanasaheb got a son. From that time onwards, people began to come in numbers to see Sai Baba, and His fame began to spread and reached Ahmednagar; from thence Nanasaheb Chandorkar and Keshav Chidamber, and many others began to come to Shirdi. Baba was surrounded by His devotees during day; and slept at night in an old and dilapidated Masjid. Baba’s paraphernalia at this time consisted of a Chilim, tobacco, a "Tumrel" (tin pot), long flowing Kafni, a piece of cloth round His head, and a Satka (short stick), which He always kept with Him. The piece of white cloth on the head was twisted like matted hair, and flowed down from the left ear on the back. This was not washed for weeks. He wore no shoes, no sandals. A piece of sack-cloth was His seat for most of the day. He wore a coupin (waist-cloth-band) and for warding off cold he always sat in front of a Dhuni (sacred fire) facing south with His left hand resting on the wooden railing. In that Dhuni, He offered as oblation; egoism, desires and all thoughts and always uttered Allah Malik (God is the sole owner). The Masjid in which He sat was only of two room dimensions, where all devotees came and saw Him. After 1912 A.D., there was a change. The old Masjid was repaired and a pavement was constructed. Before Baba came to live in this Masjid, He lived for a long time in a place Takia, where with GHUNGUR (small bells) on His legs, Baba danced beautifully sang with tender love.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

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Post by: Dipika on June 03, 2006, 10:30:06 AM
Shraddha and saburi form the crux of Shirdi Sai Baba's message. By shraddha , he meant absolute faith in the guru, to look upon the teacher as God, an avatar of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Baba said: ''Do not try to get mantras or discourses from anybody. My guru never taught me any mantra. But having faith and confidence in your guru is everything. Look at me wholeheartedly and I in turn look at you similarly.''


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Post by: Dipika on June 03, 2006, 10:31:50 AM
About meditation, Sai Baba said: ''With desirelessness, you should meditate on the Lord who is in all creatures. If you cannot do this, meditate upon my form as you see here, day and night. As you go on doing this, your thoughts will get concentrated at one point and the distinction between the meditator, the act of meditation and the object being meditated upon will be lost.''

 

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Post by: Dipika on June 03, 2006, 10:33:04 AM
''If anyone utters my name with love, I shall fulfil all his wishes and increase his devotion.''


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Post by: Dipika on June 03, 2006, 10:35:56 AM
 ''Believe me, although I pass away, not only myself but my bones in my tomb will communicate, giving hope and confidence to those who surrender themselves wholeheartedly to me.''


Sai baba


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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 03, 2006, 10:38:36 AM
''You need not go anywhere in search of me. Barring your name and form, there exists in you, as well as in all beings, a sense of Being or Consciousness of existence. That is Myself.'' He also said: ''I have no form. I always live everywhere. I carry on, as a wirepuller, all the actions of the man who trusts me and merges in me. Do not entertain the sense of doership in doing good as well as bad deeds. Be entirely prideless and egoless in all things and thus your spiritual progress will be rapid."

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 03, 2006, 10:40:56 AM
By saburi , Baba meant patient perseverance. He said: '' Saburi is a mine of virtues and good thoughts. Saburi removes all sins and afflictions, gets rid of calamities, casts aside all fears and ultimately gives you success.''


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 04, 2006, 08:47:04 AM
"IF YOU LOOK TO ME,I WILL LOOK TO YOU"

Sai baba



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 04, 2006, 08:50:01 AM
2 PAISE BABA NE MAANGE HUMSE



        SHRADDHA     SABURI    





Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 04, 2006, 12:51:30 PM
But it soon become evident that Baba had left His body for good.

The news of Baba's passing away spread like a wild fire in the village of Shirdi and all people, men, women and children ran to the Masjid; and began to mourn this loss in various ways. Some cried out loudly, some wallowed on in the streets and some fell down senseless. Tears ran down from the eyes of all and every one was smitten with sorrow.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 04, 2006, 12:55:23 PM
On Wednesday morning Baba appeared to Laxman Mama Joshi in his dream and drawing him by His hand said - Get up soon; Bapusahyeb thinks that I am dead and so he won't come; you do the worship and the Kakad (morning) Arti. Laxman Mama was the village astrologer, and was the maternal uncle of Shama. He was an orthodox Brahmin, and daily first worshipped Baba in the morning and then all the village Deities. He had full faith in Baba. After the vision, he came with all the Puja materials, and not minding the protests of the moulvis, did the Puja and the Kakad Arti with all due formalities, and went away. Then at noon Bapusaheb Jog came with all others, and went through the noon-Arti ceremony as usual.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 04, 2006, 10:37:00 PM
Where Real or Sad-Guru is the helmsman, he is sure to carry us safely and easily beyond the worldly ocean. The word Sadguru brings to mind Sai Baba. He appears to me, as if standing before me, and applying Udi (scared ashes) to my fore-head and placing his hand of blessing on my head. Then joy fills my heart and love overflows through my eyes. Wonderful is the power of the touch of Guru s hand. The subtlebody (consisting of thoughts and desires), which cannot be burnt by the world dissolving fire, is destroyed by the mere touch of the Guru s hand, and the sins of many past births are cleaned and washed away. Even the speech of those, whose heads feel annoyed when they hear religious and Godly talks, attains calmness. The seeing of Sai Baba s handsome form, chokes our throat with joy, makes the eyes overflowing with tears, and overwhelms the heart with emotions. It awakens in us I am He (Brahman) consciousness, manifests the joy of self-realization, and dissolving the distinction of I and Thou, then and there, makes us one with the Supreme (One Reality). When I begin to read scriptures, at every step I am reminded of my Sadguru, and Sai Baba, assumes the form of Rama or Krishna and makes me listen to his Life. Where Real or Sad-Guru is the helmsman, he is sure to carry us safely and easily beyond the worldly ocean. The word Sadguru brings to mind Sai Baba. He appears to me, as if standing before me, and applying Udi (scared ashes) to my fore-head and placing his hand of blessing on my head. Then joy fills my heart and love overflows through my eyes. Wonderful is the power of the touch of Guru s hand. The subtlebody (consisting of thoughts and desires), which cannot be burnt by the world dissolving fire, is destroyed by the mere touch of the Guru s hand, and the sins of many past births are cleaned and washed away. Even the speech of those, whose heads feel annoyed when they hear religious and Godly talks, attains calmness. The seeing of Sai Baba s handsome form, chokes our throat with joy, makes the eyes overflowing with tears, and overwhelms the heart with emotions. It awakens in us I am He (Brahman) consciousness, manifests the joy of self-realization, and dissolving the distinction of I and Thou, then and there, makes us one with the Supreme (One Reality). When I begin to read scriptures, at every step I am reminded of my Sadguru, and Sai Baba, assumes the form of Rama or Krishna and makes me listen to his Life.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 04, 2006, 10:39:14 PM
Sai Baba s words guaranteeing the welfare of the Bhaktas:-

"There will never be any dearth or scarcity, regarding food and clothes, in any devotees homes. It is my special characteristic, that I always look to, and provide, for the welfare of those devotees, who worship Me whole-heartedly with their minds ever fixed on Me.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 06, 2006, 11:11:22 AM
Without my grace, not even a leaf can move.

Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 07, 2006, 04:19:02 AM
When a man takes a plunge into the sea, he gets the merit of bathing in all the Tirthas and sacred rivers. Similarly when a man takes refuge at the feet of the Sad-guru, he gets the merit of bowing to the Trinity, i.e. Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh and also Para-Brahma.Victory be unto Shri Sai the wish-fulfilling tree and the ocean of knolwedge, who gives us self-realisation. Oh Sai, create in us regard for Your stories. Let the readers and audience devour them with the same relish with which the chatak bird drinks the water from the clouds and becomes happy. While listening to Your stories, let them and their families get all the sattwik emotions, viz. let their bodies perspire, let their eyes be full of tears, let their prana be steady, let their minds be composed, let their hair stand on end, let them cry, sob and shake, let their hostilities and their distinctions, great and small vanish. If these things happen, that is a sign of the grace of the Guru dawning upon them. When these emotions develop in you, the Guru is most pleased and will certainly lead you on to the goal of self-realisation. The best way, therefore, to get free from the shackles of Maya is our complete and whole-hearted surrender to Baba. The Vedas cannot take you across the ocean of Maya. It is only the Sad-guru, who can do so and make you, see the Lord in all creatures.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 07, 2006, 11:05:57 AM
Baba's Characteristics -- His Dependency on Bhaktas

Baba allowed His devotees to serve Him in their own way, and did not like any other persons interfering in this. To quote an instance, the same Mavsibai was on another occasion, kneading Baba's abdomen. Seeing the fury and force used by her, all the other devotees felt nervous and anxious. They said, "Oh mother, be more considerate and moderate, otherwise you will break Baba's arteries and nerves". At this Baba got up at once from His seat, dashed His satka on the ground. He got enraged and His eyes became red like a live charcoal. None dared to stand before or face Baba. Then He took hold of one end of the Satka with both hands and pressed it in the hollow of his abdomen. The other end He fixed to the post and began to press His abdomen against it. The satka which was about two or three feet in length seemed all to go into the abdomen and the people feared that the abdomen would be ruptured in a short time. The post was fixed and immovable and Baba began to go closer and closer to it and clasped the post firmly. Every moment the rupture was expected, and they were all dismayed, did not know what to do, and stood dumb with wonder and fear. Baba suffered this ordeal for the sake of His Bhakta. The other devotees wanted only to give a hint to the Mavsibai to be moderate in her service and not cause any trouble or pain to Baba. This they did with good intention, but Baba did not brook even this. They were surprised to see that their well-intentioned effort had resulted in this catastrophe; and they could do nothing but to wait and see. Fortunately, Baba's rage soon cooled down. He left the satka and resumed His seat. From this time onward, the devotees took the lesson that they should not meddle with anybody but allow him to serve Baba as the chooses, as He was capable to gauge the merits and worth of the service rendered unto Him.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 07, 2006, 11:20:51 PM
We begin this Chapter with a bow with all our eight limbs to Sai Baba, Who is an ocean of mercy, the God incarnate, who is Para-Brahman and the great Yogeshwara (Lord of Yoga). Victory be unto Sai Baba, Who is the crest-jewel of the Saints, who is the home of all auspicious things, who is our Atmaram (Dear Self), and who is the able refuge of the devotees. We prostrate ourselves before Him, Who has attained the aim and end of life.

Sai Baba is always full of mercy. What is wanted on our part is whole-hearted devotion to Him. When a devotee has got firm faith and devotion, his wishes are soon fulfilled

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 07, 2006, 11:22:28 PM
When the desire arose in the mind of Hemadpant to write the life and Leelas of Sai Baba, He immediately got it written by him. When the order 'to keep the memos' was given, Hemadpant was inspired and his intellect got strength and boldness to undertake and finish the work. He was not, he say, qualified to write the work, but the gracious blessings of Baba enabled him to complete the undertaking; and thus you have this Satcharita which is a Somakant jewel, from which nectar in the form of Sai Leelas oozes out for the readers to drink to their hearts' content.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 07, 2006, 11:23:52 PM
Whenever, a devotee had complete and whole-hearted devotion to Sai Baba, all his calamities and dangers were warded off and his welfare attended to by Baba.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 07, 2006, 11:27:07 PM
Whenever, a devotee had complete and whole-hearted devotion to Sai Baba, all his calamities and dangers were warded off and his welfare attended to by Baba. The story of Damodar Savalaram Resane, Kasar of Ahmednagar (now of Poona) alias Damu Anna illustrating the above statement, is given below.

Damu Anna

The readers are aware that a mention of this gentleman was made in the 6th Chapter, regarding the celebration of Rama-Navami festival in Shirdi. He went to Shirdi about the year 1895, when the Rama-Navami Utsava-celebration began and from that time he has been providing an ornamental flag for that occasion every year. He also feeds the poor and the fakirs that come there for the festival.

His Speculations : (1) Cotton

A Bombay friend of Damu Anna wrote to him, that they should do some cotton-speculation business in partnership which would bring them about two lacs of rupees as profit. (Damu Anna says in his statement made about the year 1936 to Mr. B.V.Narasimha Swami that the proposal about speculating at Bombay in cotton was from a broker who was not to be a partner, and that he (Damu Anna) was to be the sole adventurer: - vide P.75 of the Devotees' Experiences Part II). The broker wrote that the business was good and involved no risks and that the opportunity should not be lost. Damu Anna was oscillating in his mind. He could not at once determine to venture in the speculation. He thought about this and as he was a devotee of Baba, he wrote a detailed letter to Shama giving all the facts and requested him to consult Baba and take His advice in the matter. Shama got the letter next day and when he came with it at noon to the Masjid and placed it before Baba. He asked Shama what the matter was, and what the paper (letter) was about. He replied that Damu Anna of Nagar wanted to consult Him about something. Then Baba said - "What does he write, and what does he plan? It seems that he wants to catch the sky and that he is not content with what God has given him; read his letter". Shama than said, "The letter contains what you have just said now. Oh, Deva you sit here calm and composed and agitate the devotees and when they get restless, you draw them here, some in person and others through letters. If you know the contents of the latter, why do you then press me to read it?" Baba said - "Oh Shama, read it please. I speak at random and who believes Me."

Then Shama read the letter and Baba heard it attentively and said feelingly - "The Shet (Damu Anna) has gone mad; write to him in reply that nothing is wanting in his house. Let him be content with the half loaf (bread) he has now and let him not bother himself about lacs." Shama sent the reply which Damu Anna was anxiously waiting for. Reading it, he found that all his hopes and prospects about lacs of rupees as profit were dashed to the ground. He thought that he had done a mistake in consulting Baba. But as Shama had hinted in the reply that there was always much difference in seeing and hearing and that, therefore, he should come to Shirdi personally and see Baba. He thought it advisable to go to Shirdi and consult Baba personally about the affair. So he went to Shirdi, saw Baba, prostrated himself before Him and sat shampooing His legs. He had no courage to ask Baba openly about the speculation, but he thought in his mind, that it would be better if some share in the business should be assigned to Baba and said in his mind, that if Baba were to help him in this transaction, he would surrender some share of profits to Him. Damu Anna was thus thinking secretly in his mind, but nothing was veiled from Baba; everything past, present and future were clear to Him as an Amalaka fruit in hand. A child wants sweets, but its mother gives bitter pills; the former spoil its health, while the latter improve it. So the mother looking to the welfare of her infant, coaxes it and gives it bitter pills. Baba, kind mother as He was, knew the present and future prospects of His devotees, and therefore reading Damu Anna's mind, He openly spoke to him - "Bapu, I do not want to be entangled in any such wordly things (sharing profits)." Seeing Baba's disapproval Damu Anna dropped the enterprise


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 08, 2006, 12:35:01 AM
2) Grain-Dealing

Then he thought of trading in grain, rice, wheat and other groceries. Baba read also this thought and said to him, "You will be buying at five seers and selling at seven seers a rupee". So this business was also given up. The rice in the prices of grains was kept up for some time, and Baba's prophecy seemed to be falsified, but in a month or two there was abundant rain everywhere and the prices suddenly fell down; and, therefore, those who stored grains suffered a severe loss. Damu Anna was saved from this fate. Needless to say that the cotton speculation which was conducted by the broker with the help of another merchant also collapsed with a severe loss to the adventurers. After seeing that Baba had saved him from two severe losses in cotton and grain speculations, Damu Anna's faith in Baba grew strong and he remained a true devotee of Baba till His passing away and even now


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 09, 2006, 01:55:54 AM
Naradiya Kirtan-Paddhati

Generally our Haridasas, while performing the Kirtan, wear a gala and full dress. They put on a head-dress, either a pheta or a turban, a long flowing coat with a shirt inside, an uparane (short dhotar) on the shoulders and the usual long dhotar from the waist below. Dressed in this fashion for some Kirtan in the Shirdi village, Dasganu once went to bow to Baba. Baba asked him - "Well, bridegroom! where are you going dressed so beautifully like this?" 'For performing a Kirtan' was the reply. Then Baba said - "Why do you want all this paraphemalia-coat, uparani and pheta etc, lay off all that before Me, why wear them on the body?" Dasganu immediately took them off and placed them at the Baba's Feet. From that time Dasganu never wore these things while performing the Kirtan. He was always bare from waist upwards, a pair of `chiplis' was in his hand and a garland round his neck. This is not in consonance with the practice generally followed by all the Hardidasa, but this is the best and the purest method. The sage Narada, from whom the Kirtan-Paddhati originated, wore nothing on his trunk and head. He carried a 'veena' in his hand, and wandered from place to place everywhere singing the glory of the Lord.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM



dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 11, 2006, 12:44:30 AM
Where Real or Sad-Guru is the helmsman, he is sure to carry us safely and easily beyond the worldly ocean. The word Sadguru brings to mind Sai Baba. He appears to me, as if standing before me, and applying Udi (scared ashes) to my fore-head and placing his hand of blessing on my head. Then joy fills my heart and love overflows through my eyes. Wonderful is the power of the touch of Guru s hand. The subtlebody (consisting of thoughts and desires), which cannot be burnt by the world dissolving fire, is destroyed by the mere touch of the Guru s hand, and the sins of many past births are cleaned and washed away. Even the speech of those, whose heads feel annoyed when they hear religious and Godly talks, attains calmness. The seeing of Sai Baba s handsome form, chokes our throat with joy, makes the eyes overflowing with tears, and overwhelms the heart with emotions. It awakens in us I am He (Brahman) consciousness, manifests the joy of self-realization, and dissolving the distinction of I and Thou, then and there, makes us one with the Supreme (One Reality). When I begin to read scriptures, at every step I am reminded of my Sadguru, and Sai Baba, assumes the form of Rama or Krishna and makes me listen to his Life. For instance when I sit to listen to Bhagwat, Sai becomes Krishna from top to toe, and I think he sings the Bhagwat or Uddhava Gita (song of teachings by Lord Shri Krishna to His disciple, Uddhava) for the welfare of the devotees. When I begin to chitchat, I am at once put in mind of Sai s stories for enabling me to give suitable illustrations. When I myself start to write anything, I cannot compose a few words or sentences, but when He of his own accord makes me write, I go on writing and writing and there is no end to it. When the disciple s egoism props up, He presses it down with His hand, and giving him His own power, makes him gain His object, and thus satisfies and blesses him.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 11, 2006, 12:45:51 AM
If any one prostrates before Sai and surrenders heart and soul to Him, then unsolicited, all the chief objects of life viz. Dharma (righteousness), Artha (wealth), Kama (Desire) and Moksha (Deliverance), are easily and unsolicitedly attained

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 11, 2006, 12:47:41 AM
Sai Baba s words guaranteeing the welfare of the Bhaktas:-

"There will never be any dearth or scarcity, regarding food and clothes, in any devotees homes. It is my special characteristic, that I always look to, and provide, for the welfare of those devotees, who worship Me whole-heartedly with their minds ever fixed on Me.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 11, 2006, 09:34:33 AM
Baba meant to say, “If you spread your palms with devotion before Me, I am immediately with you, day and night. Though, I am here bodily, still I know what you do; beyond the seven seas. Go wherever you will, over the wide world. I am with you. My abode is in your heart and I am within you. Always worship Me, Who is seated in your heart, as well as, in the hearts of all beings. Blessed and fortunate, indeed, is he who knows Me thus.”


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 11, 2006, 11:04:31 PM
I asked the Shirdi people - "What was this that Baba did?" They replied that as the Cholera Epidemic was spreading in the village and this was Baba's remedy against the same; it was not wheat that was ground but the Cholera itself was ground to pieces and pushed out of the village. From this time onward, the Cholera Epidemic subsided and the people of the village were happy. I was much pleased to know all this; but at the same time my curiosity was also aroused. I began to ask my-self - What earthly connection was there between wheat flour and Chol-era? What was the casual relation between the two? and how to recon-cile them? The incident seems to be inexplicable. I should write some-thing on this and sing to my heart's content Baba's sweet Leelas. Think-ing in this way about this Leela, my heart was filled with joy and I was thus inspired to write Baba's Life - The Satcharita.

And as we know, with Baba's grace and blessing this work was successfully accomplished

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 11, 2006, 11:05:34 PM
Philosophical Significance of Grinding

Apart from the meaning which the people of Shirdi put on this incident of grinding wheat, there is, we think, a philosophical signifi-cance too. Sai Baba lived in Shirdi for about sixty years and during this long period, He did the business of grinding almost every day - not, however, the wheat alone; but the sins, the mental and physical afflications and the miseries of His innumerable devotees. The two stones of His mill consisted of Karma and Bhakti, the former being the lower and the latter the upper one. The handle with which Baba worked the mill con-sisted of Jnana. It was the firm conviction of Baba that Knowledge or Self-realization is not possible, unless there is the prior act of grinding of all our impulses, desires, sins; and of the three gunas, viz. Sattva, Raja and Tama; and the Ahamkara, which is so subtle and therefore so difficult to be got rid of.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 11, 2006, 11:06:39 PM
This reminds us of a similar story of Kabir who seeing a woman grinding corn said to his Guru, Nipathiranjana, "I am weeping because I feel the agony of being crushed in this wheel of wordly existence like the corn in the hand-mill." Nipathiranjana replied, "Do not be afraid; hold fast to the handle of knowledge of this mill, as I do, and do not wander far away from the same but turn inward to the Centre, and you are sure to be saved."

Bow to Shri Sai -- Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 13, 2006, 12:50:09 PM
Mr. Ambadekar

Mr. Gopal Narayan Ambadekar of Poona was a devotee of Baba. He served for ten years in the Abkari department in the Thana District and in Javhar state, from where he had to retire. He tried to get some other job, but he did not succeed. He was overtaken by other calamities and his condition grew from bad to worse. He passed 7 years in this condition, visiting Shirdi every year and placing his grievance before Baba. In 1916 his plight became worst and be decided to commit suicide in Shirdi. So he came there with his wife and stayed for two months. One night while sitting in a bullock cart in front of Dixit's Wada, he resolved to end his life by throwing himself into a well close by. He proposed to do one way but Baba wished to do something else. A few paces from this place, there was a hotel and its proprietor Mr. Sagun, a devotee of Baba, came out and accosted him thus - "Did you ever read this Akkalkotkar Maharaja's life?" Ambadekar took that book from Sagun and began to read it. Casually, or we may say providentially he came across a story which was to this effect. - During the life time of Akkalkotkar Maharaj a certain devotee suffered very much from an incurble disease and when he could endure the agony and pain no longer, be became desperate and to end his miseries threw himself one night into a well. Immediately the Maharaj came there and took him out with his own hands and advised him thus - "You must enjoy the fruit - good or bad - of your past actions; if the enjoyment be incomplete, suicide won't help you. You have to take another birth and suffer again; so instead of killing yourself, why not suffer for some time and finish up your store of the fruit of your past deeds and be done with it once and for all?"

Reading this appropriate and timely story, Ambadekar was much surprised, and moved. Had he not got Baba's hint through the story, he would have been no more. On seeing Baba's all-prevasiveness and benevolence, his faith in Him was confirmed, and he became a staunch devotee. His father was a devotee of Akkalkotkar Maharaj and Sai Baba wanted him to walk into his father's footsteps and continue his devotion to Him. He then got Sai Baba's blessings and his prospects began to improve. He studied astrology and gained proficiency in it and thereby improved his lot. He was able to earn sufficient money and passed his after-life in ease and comfort.


Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 13, 2006, 12:52:22 PM
All the things that we see in the universe are nothing but a play of Maya -- the creative power of the Lord. These things do not really exist. What really exists is the Real Absolute. Just as we mistake a rope of a garland or a stick for a serpent on account of darkness, we always see the phenomena, i.e. things as they outwardly appear, and not the Noumenon which underlies all the visible things. It is only the Sad-guru that opens the eyes of our understanding and enables us to see things in their true light and not as they appear. Let us, therefore, worship the Sad-guru and pray to him to give us the true vision, which is nothing but God-vision.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 13, 2006, 12:55:01 PM
Hemadpant has given us a novel form of worship. Let us, he says, use hot water in the form of tears of joy to wash the Sad-guru's feet, let us besmear His body with sandle-paste of pure love, let us cover His body with the cloth of true faith, let us offer eight lotuses in the form of our eight Sattwik emotions and fruit in the form of our concentrated mind; let us apply to His head bukka (black-powder) in the form of devotion and tie the waistband of Bhakti and place our head on his toes.

After decorating the Sad-guru with all jewelry in this way, let us offer our all to Him and wave chamar of devotion to ward off heat. After such blissful worship, let us pray thus:- "Introvert our mind, turn it inward, give us discrimination between the Unreal and the Real and non-attachment for all worldly things and thus enable us to get Self-realisation. We surrender ourselves, body and soul (body-consciousness and ego). Make our eyes Yours, so that we should never feel pleasure and pain. Control our body and mind as You will and wish. Let our mind get rest in Your Feet".

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 14, 2006, 04:07:35 AM
Let us bow now before the great saints. Their merciful glances will destroy mountains of sins and do away with all the evil taints of our character. Their casual talk gives us good teachings and confers on us imperishable happiness. Their minds do not know any difference such as 'This is ours and that is yours.' Such differentiation never arises in their minds. Their debts (obligations) will never be repaid by us in this birth as well as in many future births.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 14, 2006, 04:10:17 AM
It is well-known that Baba took Dakshina from all, and out of the amount thus collected, He spent a lot on charity and purchased fuel with the balance left with Him. This fuel He threw in the Dhuni - the sacred fire, which he kept ever burning. The ash from this fire was called Udi and it was freely distributed to the devotees at the time of their departure from Shirdi.


What did Baba teach or hint by this Udi? Baba taught by His Udi that all the visible phenomena in the universe are as transient as the ash. Our bodies composed of wood or matter of the five elements, will fall down, after all their enjoyments are over, and be reduced to ashes. In order to remind the devotees of the fact that their bodies will be reduced to ashes, Baba distributed Udi to them. Baba also taught by the Udi that the Brahman is the only Reality and the universe is ephemeral and that no one in this world, be he a son, father or wife, is really ours. We come here (in this world) alone and we have to go out alone. It was found and is even now found out, that the Udi cured many physical and mental maladies, but Baba wanted to din into the devotee's ears the principles of discrimination between the Unreal and the Real, non-attachment for the Unreal, by His Udi and Dakshina. The former (Udi) taught us discrimination and the latter (Dakshina) taught us non-attachment. Unless we have these two things, it is not possible for us to cross over the sea of the mundane existence. So Baba asked for and took Dakshina, and while the devotees took leave, He gave Udi as Prasad, besmeared some of it on the Bhaktas' foreheads and placed His boon-conferring hand on their heads. When Baba was in a cheerful mood, He used to sing merrily. One such song was about Udi. The burden of the Udi song was this,"Oh, playful Rama, come, come, and bring with you sacks of Udi." Baba used to sing in very clear and sweet tones.

So much about the spiritual implication of Udi. It had also its material significance. It conferred health, prosperity, freedom from anxiety, and many other worldly gains. So the Udi has helped us to gain both our ends - material as well as spiritual.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 14, 2006, 11:07:54 PM
"IF YOU YOU LOOK TO ME,I LOOK TO YOU"


Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 17, 2006, 09:47:40 AM
Tendulkar family

There lived in Bandra (a suburb of Bombay) a Tendalkar family, all the members of which were devoted to Baba. Mrs. Savitribai Tendulkar has published a Marathi book named "Shri Sainath Bhajan Mala" containing 800 abhangas and padas describing the Leelas of Baba. It is a book worth reading by those who are interested in Baba. The son, Babu Tendulkar was studying hard day and night and wanted to appear for the medical examination. He consulted some astrologers. Examining his horoscope they told him that the stars were not favourable that year and that he should appear for the examination next year, when he would be certainly successful. This cast a gloom over him and made him restless. A few days afterwards his mother went to Shirdi and saw Baba. Amongst other things she mentioned the gloomy and morose condition of her son, who was to appear for the examination in a few days. Hearing this Baba said to her,"Tell your son to believe in Me, to throw aside horoscopes and predictions of astrologers and palmists and go on with his studies. Let him appear for the examination with a calm mind, he is sure to pass this year. Ask him to trust in Me and not to get disappointed". The mother returned home and communicated Baba's message to her son. Then he studied hard and in due course appeared for the examination. In the written papers he did well, but being overwhelmed by doubts he thought that he would not secure sufficient marks for passing. So he did not care to appear for the oral examination. But the examiner was after him. He sent word through a fellow- student, stating that he had passed in the written examination and that he should appear for the oral. The son being thus encouraged appeared for the oral examination and was successful in both. Thus he got through the examination that year successfully by Baba's grace, though the stars were against him. It is to be noted here that doubts and difficulties surround us just to move us and confirm our faith. We are tested as it were. If we only hold on steadily to Baba with full faith and continue our endeavours, our efforts will be ultimately crowned with success.

The father of this boy, Raghunathrao was serving in some foreign mercantile firm in Bombay. As he grew old, he was not able to attend to his work properly and so he had to take leave and rest. As he did not improve during the period of leave a further extension of leave or retirement from service was inevitable. The Chief Manager of the firm decided to retire him on pension as he was an old and a reliable servant. The question regarding the amount of pension to be given was under consideration. He was getting Rs.150/- p.m. and his pension i.e. half the amount viz. Rs. 75/- would not be enough to meet the expenses of the family. So they were all anxious about this matter. Fifteen days before the final settlement, Baba appeared to Mrs. Tendulkar in her dream and said, "I wish that Rs. 100/- should be paid (settled) as pension, will this satisfy you?" She replied "Baba, why ask me this? We fully trust in You". Though Baba said Rs.100/- still he was given ten Rupees more i.e. Rs.110/- as a special case. Such wonderful love and care did Baba exhibit for His Bhaktas

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 17, 2006, 02:24:30 PM
If one devotes their entire time to me and rests in me, need fear nothing for body and soul.

If one sees me and me alone and listens to my Leelas and is devoted to me alone, they will reach God.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 17, 2006, 02:27:32 PM
Whatever you do, wherever you may be, always bear this in mind:I am always aware of everything you do.

I will not allow my devotees to come to harm.

If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out my hands to support him or her.

I think of my people day and night. I say their names over and over

Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 19, 2006, 10:42:20 AM
My business is to give blessings.

If you make me the sole object of your thoughts and aims, you will gain the supreme goal.

Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

I am the slave of my devotee.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 20, 2006, 04:35:23 AM
Fool that I am, I cannot describe Baba’s miracles. He got almost all the temples in Shirdi repaired. Through Tatya Patil, the temples of Shani, Ganapati, Shankar-Parvati, Village Deity, and Maruti were put in order. His charity was also remarkable. The money He used to collect as Dakshina was freely distributed, Rs.20 to some, Rs.15 or 50, to others everyday. The recipients thought that this was ‘pure’ charity money, and Baba wished that it should be usefully employed.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 20, 2006, 08:43:43 PM
The most effective and speedy way to gain our object is to approach a worthy Saint or Sage - Sadguru, who has himself attained God-vision. What cannot be achieved by hearing religious lectures and study of religious works, is easily obtained in the company of such worthy souls. Just as the sun alone gives light, which all the stars put together cannot do, so the Sad-Guru alone imparts spiritual wisdom which all the sacred books and sermons cannot infuse. His movements and simple talks give us 'silent' advice. The virtues of forgiveness, calmness, disinterestedness, charity, benevolence, control of mind and body, egolessness etc. are observed by the disciples as they are being practiced in such pure and holy company. This enlightens their minds and lifts them up spiritually. Sai Baba was such a Sage or Sad-Guru. Though He acted as a Fakir (mendicant), He was always engrossed in the Self. He always loved all beings in whom He saw God or Divinity. By pleasures He was not elated. He was not depressed by misfortunes. A king and a pauper were the same to Him. He, whose glance would turn a beggar into a king, used to beg His food from door to door in Shirdi.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 21, 2006, 02:51:26 PM
"IF YOU LOOK TO ME,I WILL LOOK TO YOU"

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Sai baba



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 22, 2006, 03:53:28 AM
"Come what may, leave not, but stick to your Bolster (support, i.e. Guru) and ever remain steady, always at-one-ment (in union) with him."-Shri Sai Baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 22, 2006, 11:25:21 AM
Why fear when I am here?

I am formless and everywhere

Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.

What is our duty? To behave properly. That is enough.

My eye is ever on those who love me.

I will not allow my devotees to come to harm.

If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out my hands to support him or her.

Without my grace, not even a leaf can move.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 22, 2006, 11:27:19 AM
Saburi (patience) ferries you across to the distant goal.

The four sadhanas and the six Sastras are not necessary. Just has complete trust in your guru: it is enough.

Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 22, 2006, 11:29:00 AM
Look to me and I will look to you.

What God gives is never exhausted, what man gives never lasts.

Be contented and cheerful with what comes.

My devotees see everything as their Guru.

Poverty is the highest of riches and a thousand times superior to a king’s wealth.

Put full faith in God’s providence.


Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 25, 2006, 12:56:53 AM
Whatever you do, wherever you may be, always bear this in mind: I am always aware of everything you do.

I will not allow my devotees to come to harm.

If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out my hands to support him or her.

My people do not come to me of their own accord; it is I who seek and bring them to me.

However distant my people may be, I draw them to me just as we pull a bird to us with a string tied to its foot.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 25, 2006, 01:01:18 AM
Saburi (patience) ferries you across to the distant goal.

The four sadhanas and the six Sastras are not necessary. Just has complete trust in your guru: it is enough.

Meditate on me either with form or without form, that is pure bliss.

God is not so far away. He is not in the heavens above, nor in hell below. He is always near you

If we see all actions as God’s doing, we will be unattached and free from karmic bondage.


Other people’s acts will affect just them. It is only your own deeds that will affect you.

Do not be idle: work, utter God’s name and read the scriptures.

If you avoid rivalry and dispute, God will protect you.

Put full faith in God’s providence.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 25, 2006, 01:04:48 AM
My devotees see everything as their Guru.


Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: nagarkarshirish on July 07, 2006, 03:36:06 PM
quote:
Originally posted by diPika

Construction of the Samadhi-Mandir

Baba never talked, nor ever made any fuss about the things which He wanted to accomplish, but He so skillfully arranged the circumstances and surroundings that the people were surprised at the slow but sure results attained. The construction of the Samadhi-mandir is an instance in point. Shriman Bapusaheb Booty, the famous multi-millionaire of Nagpur lived in Shirdi whith his family. Once an idea arose in his mind that he should have a building of his own there. Sometimes after this, while he was sleeping in Dixit's Wada, he got a vision. Bava appeared in his dream and ordered him to build a Wada of his own with temple. Shama who was sleeping there, got also a similar vision. When Bapusaheb was awakened, he saw Shama crying and asked him why. The latter replied that in his vision Baba came close to him and ordered distinctly - "Build the Wada with the temple. I shall fulfill the desires of all. Hearing the sweet and loving words of Baba, I was overpowered with emotion, my throat was choked, my eyes were overflowing with tears, and I began to cry." Bapusaheb was surprised to see that both their visions tallied. Being a rich and capable man, he decided to build a Wada there and drew up a plan with Madhavarao (Shama). Kakasaheb Dixit also approved of it. And when it was placed before Baba, He also sanctioned it immediately. Then the construction-work was duly started and under the supervision of Shama, the ground floor, the cellar and the well were completed. Baba also on his way to and from Lendi suggested certain improvements. Further work was entrusted to Bapusaheb Jog and when it was going on, an idea struck Bapusaheb Booty's mind that there should be an open room or platform and in the centre the image of Murlidhar (Lord Krishna with the flute) be installed. He asked Shama to refer this matter to Baba and get His consent. The latter asked Baba about this when He was just passing by the Wada. Hearing Shama, Baba gave His consent saying, "after the temple is complete I will come there to stay" and staring at the Wada He added - "after the Wada is complete, we shall use it ourselves, we shall live, move and play there, embrace each other, and be very happy." Then Shama asked Baba whether this was the auspicious time to begin the foundation-work of the central room of the Shrine. The latter answered in the affirmative. Shama got a coconut broke it and started the work. In due time the work was completed and an order was also given for making a good image of Murlidhar. But before it was ready, a new thing turned up. Baba became seriously ill and was about to pass away. Bapusaheb became very sad and dejected, thinking that if Baba passed away, his Wada would not be consecrated by the holy touch of Baba's Feet, and all his money (about a lakh of rupees) would be wasted away. But the words "Place or keep Me in the Wada" which came out of Baba's mouth just before His passing away, consoled not only Bapusaheb, but one and all. In due time Baba's holy body was placed and preserved in the central shrine meant or designed for Murlidhar and Baba Himself became Murlidhar and the Wada thus became the Samadhi-mandir of Sai Baba. His wonderful life is unfathomable.

Blessed and fortunate is Bapusaheb Booty in whose Wada lies the holy and the pure body of Baba.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal

Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: SS91 on July 07, 2006, 06:53:22 PM
SaiRam  Shirish Nagarkar,

Welcome to our SAI online mandir.

SAI bless you always.

Jaisairam.

subhasrini
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 09, 2006, 02:23:28 AM
"IF YOU LOOK TO ME ,I WILL LOOK TO YOU"

SAI BABA

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 22, 2006, 01:19:03 PM
Why fear when I am here?

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 22, 2006, 09:06:54 PM
I am formless and everywhere

Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 23, 2006, 05:30:02 AM
ALLAH MALIK HAI!


Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 23, 2006, 11:44:26 PM
Victory be unto Sai Who is the main-stay of the Bhaktas, Who is our Sadguru, Who expounds the meaning of the Gita and Who gives us all powers. Oh Sai, look favourably on us and bless us all.

The sandal-wood trees, grow on the Malaya mountains and ward off heat. The clouds, pour their rain-water and thereby, cool and refresh all the people. The flowers, blossom in the spring and, enable us to worship God, therewith. So the stories of Sai Baba come forth, in order to give solace and comfort to the readers. Both, those, who tell; and those who hear the stories of Baba, are blessed and holy, as also the mouths of the former and the ears of the latter.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 24, 2006, 02:35:54 PM
Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.
Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 24, 2006, 02:36:59 PM
Look to me and I will look to you.


Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 24, 2006, 02:38:31 PM
Be contented and cheerful with what comes.

My devotees see everything as their Guru.

Always think of God and you will see what He does.


Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 25, 2006, 02:17:35 AM
Why fear when I am here?

If you cannot endure abuse from another, just say a simple word or two, or else leave.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 25, 2006, 02:18:54 AM
Speak the truth and truth alone.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 25, 2006, 02:22:23 AM
People tell lies, degrade themselves and move away from the Lord, falling eventually under the weight of their own karma. A liar is among the worst of sinners. One who always tells the truth attains the Lord. Truth is the path to salvation. Even penance and japa cannot match it. Truth is the river of bliss. One should stick to truth.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 25, 2006, 02:23:44 AM
Baba then said to them, "Listen to me carefully. Act in such a way that the Lord will be pleased with you. Never tell lies. Be truthful always. Never deceive anybody. Spend your wealth on good causes according to your capacity. You will be benefited and meet Narayan in the end. Remember my words and act accordingly." Chastened, the people of Shirdi bowed down to Baba and went back happily to their homes

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 25, 2006, 02:25:03 AM
He is Grace and Knowledge personified and He fulfills the desires of his devotees. All our difficulties will be overcome if we but remember Sai's feet. He is ever ready to shower his grace on us. Those who listen to this Sai Charitra will be saved by the Lord.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 25, 2006, 02:26:25 AM
Baba said, "Pain and pleasure, joy and sorrow are illusions. They are not real, although people think them to be real. Thanks to his previous karma, one man feeds on delicacies; another feeds on dry bread; a third gets only stale food or worthless left-overs. Those who feed on stale food or worthless left-overs consider themselves unhappy, while those eating good food say that they have everything they need. The purpose of eating is to quench the fire in the stomach, no matter what one eats delicacies or left-overs. Similarly, the purpose of covering one's body, whether with delicate fabrics woven with gold thread or with rough garments made from the inner bark of trees, is to protect the body; nothing more. Thus, joy and sorrow, pain and pleasure are simply ways of looking at things. They are, as I said, illusions and you should not be deceived by them. Illusory as they are, these feelings cannot exist without a cause just as waves cannot exist without water or light without a lamp.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 25, 2006, 02:27:35 AM
The six enemies like desire, avarice etc. are the underlying causes. These make one believe that the unreal is the real. When a poor man sees a gold bracelet on the wrist of a rich man, he feels angry. The anger in turn gives rise to envy, the desire to own something belonging to another. One must therefore defeat the six enemies. Once they are subdued they cannot disturb you with joy or sorrow. You need not destroy these enemies completely; you need only to learn to employ them as your slaves, keeping them in check through knowledge or rational thinking.
"There is, however, one real joy and one real sorrow. Being caught up in the cycle of births and deaths is the real sorrow; getting liberated from the cycle is the real joy. All the rest is illusion.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 25, 2006, 02:29:19 AM
"How then, should one conduct oneself in the world? Listen to what I say carefully. One must be contented with one's lot in life; one must not keep worrying over it. If riches come to you, accept them but be humble, like the trees which bend on being loaded with fruit. It is good to be humble, to be kind and polite but not to everyone. You should learn to tell rogues, who take advantage of the kindness of the rich, and be stern with them. Do not forget, however, that wealth is but the noonday shadow. Do not get puffed up with the power of wealth and harass others. Instead give in charity according to your capacity. One should never borrow and be extravagant. The world may be an illusion but your destiny is not: it is real. You need wealth to conduct your worldly affairs.
Wealth is essential but one should not get entangled in it. Do not be a miser. Be generous but not over-generous. Remember no one will care for you once your wealth is spent. Generosity combined with extravagance is dangerous; avoid it by all means. While giving in charity, consider how suitable is the recipient. Ask yourself: "Is he worthy of your help? Is he in real need? and only if the answer is yes, must you give. The sick and the disabled are worthy of your charity; so are orphans. All public welfare projects are deserving of financial help: so are scholars of merit. Try and help, if you can, poor and deserving women in labour.


Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 25, 2006, 02:31:24 AM
"Try to help those in distress whenever your purse permits. When in power, do not misuse it. Do not take a bribe while sitting in judgment on a case. Whatever responsibility is given to you, carry it out well and with due care. Do not dress overly and show off. Do not, without proper reason, insult anyone. Know the bad and the wicked and deal carefully with them. If you are blessed with sons, daughters, servants and maids, treat them all affectionately but do not take pride in these blessings, for such pride is the cause of the cycle of births and deaths. We must finish up with our past store of karma so that nothing is left for us to carry forward. Blessings like sons, daughters etc. are meant for this life only. Where, for instance, are the friends and relatives we had in our past lives? They ceased to be when the lives for which they were meant ceased to be. Desires, on the other hand, bind us from birth to birth and bring about the next birth. Do not therefore take false pride in your progeny, relations or friends. Only then will you get everlasting bliss. We go to a hotel to take shelter there for a short while. We do not get attached to such a temporary dwelling. The world too is but a temporary abode for us.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 25, 2006, 02:33:29 AM
I therefore, have to tell you to follow the ethical ways while accepting your destiny.
One must be in the company of righteous people only, avoid even the shadow of the wicked, bad and the undevout ones. One must not eat the prohibited food, should not get involved in disputes or make a false promise. Once you give your word, you should fulfill it without grumbling. Breaking one's promise takes one away from the Lord.

Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 25, 2006, 02:35:56 AM
One who reads a lot of holy books and recites a number of good sentences but cannot purify his heart is also bound. Such a person can not get absolution, he cannot keep good company and ultimately, he goes to Hell to suffer a lot.
Now I will explain to you the properties of a person who is desirous of absolution (Mumukshu). You must listen to me carefully with faith. One who is sick with the state of being bound, one who knows good from the bad and is keen on meeting with the Lord is a Seeker (Mumukshu).
If a person repents his past deeds can attain absolution even though he was a sinner. A person who is happy with his destined state, one who is afraid of sins, one who does not lie is a seeker. One who is sincere to God, who is polite to holymen and who follows the path of morality is a seeker. One who does not leave good company, even for a moment and whose tongue is busy with the name of Hari is a Follower (Sadhaka).
One who realizes that the worldly desires are poisonous, and who tries, every day to understand the Adhyatma Vidhyas is a follower. One who prays to the Lord in solitude should be called a follower. One who is overpowered with joy while listening to the name and acts of the Lord is a follower. One who does not allow the Lord to escape from his mind and the one who serves the holymen without caring for his own vanity is a follower.
One who considers praise and slander, honour and insult, people and the Lord same, is called a Siddha. One who is not affected by the six enemies, one who is through with his wishes, who considers others as saints, who has no place for suspicion or desire, who has no sense of duality is a Siddha. A Siddha knows that he is the Bramhan. He does not care for the body. He is devoid of pleasure and pain.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 25, 2006, 09:59:33 PM
My business is to give blessings.

I get angry with none. Will a mother get angry with her children? Will the ocean send back the waters to the several rivers?

Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 27, 2006, 10:14:43 AM
Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.

Those who think that Baba is only in Shirdi have totally failed to know me.

Without my grace, not even a leaf can move.

My devotees see everything as their Guru.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 28, 2006, 06:30:11 AM
Allah Accha Karega

Allah Malik hai


Why do you fear when I am here?

Cast all your burdens on Me and I shall bear them.

If you spread your palms with devotion before Me I am in readily with you day and night

Offer Me any thing before you eat.

There will never by any dearth or scarcity regarding food and cloths in My devotee's home. It is my special characteristic that I look always to, and provide for the welfare of those devotees

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 28, 2006, 06:31:25 AM
In vision or direct My words are always pregnant with meaning and never hollow

Dwarakamai wards off all dangers and anxieties of the children who sit on her lap. This Maszidmai is very merciful. She is the mother of simple devotees, whom she will save in calamities. Once a man sits on her lap. all his troubles are over. He who rests in her shade gets bliss.


Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 28, 2006, 06:33:24 AM
"Be content with what God has given you"

In the body (wada) there are many robbers. Bolt your doors. Be very vigilant, the thieves will carry every thing; wealth and prosperity are transient and the body is subject to decay and death.


Unless there  is some  relation-shjp or connection, nobody goes anywhere

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 28, 2006, 06:35:16 AM
Chant Rajaram always. If you do this your life's object will be gained, your mind will attain peace and you will be immensely benefited

What a man might give does not last long and it is always imperfect. But that My Sircar (God) gives lasts to the end of time.


He who does anything (spiritual endeavour) will reap its fruit and he who remembers these words of Mine will get invaluable happiness

Be calm and silent. UGE MUGE CHUP KARO. Every thing will come to you by HIS will. God is the master. Allah Mallik.

HARI ; HARI ; ALLAH MALLIK

Allah Acha Karega.

Hari will protect him who has got faith and patience

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 28, 2006, 06:36:49 AM
The Lord is the sole doer and inspirer HE is also more merciful Neither I am God not Lord. I am his obedient servant and remember HIM often. He who casts aside his egoism, thanks HIM and he who trusts HIM entirely will have his shackles removed and will obtain liberation

Our karma is the cause of our happiness and sorrow. Therefore, put up with what ever comes to you. Allah (God), is the sole dispenser and protector, always think of HIM. He will take care of you. Surrender to HIS feet with body, mind, wealth and speech, and then see what HE does.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 28, 2006, 06:38:01 AM
Om Krishna-Rama-Shiv-Marutyadi Roopaya Namaha


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 28, 2006, 06:39:39 AM
Allah Malik (i.e. God) is the sole properitor; no body else is our protector. His will be done and He will show us the way and satisfy our Heart's   desires.   It   is   on   account   of Runanubandha (former relationship) that we have come together. Let us love and serve each other and be happy.

Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 28, 2006, 06:42:59 AM
When any one talks of you (i.e., against you) pass on unperturbed. His words cannot go into your body. Others acts will affect them only and not you. It is only your own act that will affect you.


When any one talks of you (i.e., against you) pass on unperturbed. His words cannot go into your body. Others acts will affect them only and not you. It is only your own act that will affect you.


Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 29, 2006, 09:52:34 AM
In vision or direct My words are always pregnant with meaning and never hollow

Dwarakamai wards off all dangers and anxieties of the children who sit on her lap. This Maszidmai is very merciful. She is the mother of simple devotees, whom she will save in calamities. Once a man sits on her lap. all his troubles are over. He who rests in her shade gets bliss.


Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 29, 2006, 05:33:02 PM
Saburi (patience) ferries you across to the distant goal.

The four sadhanas and the six Sastras are not necessary. Just has complete trust in your guru: it is enough.

Look to me and I will look to you.

Be contented and cheerful with what comes.

My devotees see everything as their Guru


Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 29, 2006, 05:35:53 PM
Put full faith in God’s providence

I give my devotees whatever they ask, until they ask for what I want to give.

Fulfill any promises you have made.

Whenever you undertake to do something, do it thoroughly or not at all.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 29, 2006, 05:42:39 PM
Though Sai Baba acted outwardly like an ordinary man, His actions showed extraordinary intelligence and skill. Whatever He did, was done for the good of His devotees. He never prescribed any asan, regulation of breathing or any rites to His Bhaktas, nor did He blow any mantra into their ears. He told them to leave off all cleverness and always remember "Sai" "Sai". "If you did that" He said, "all your shackles would be removed and you would be free". .. Sai Satcharitra

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 30, 2006, 10:26:17 AM
Why fear when I am here?


Look to me and I will look to you.


SAI BABA


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 30, 2006, 10:27:40 AM
Be contented and cheerful with what comes

If we see all actions as God’s doing, we will be unattached and free from karmic bondage.

Other people’s acts will affect just them. It is only your own deeds that will affect you.

Do not be idle: work, utter God’s name and read the scriptures.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 30, 2006, 07:21:07 PM
Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.

Whatever you do, wherever you may be, always bear this in mind: I am always aware of everything you do.

I will not allow my devotees to come to harm.

If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out my hands to support him or her.

My people do not come to me of their own accord; it is I who seek and bring them to me.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 01, 2006, 12:54:14 AM
A Kayastha Prabhu gentleman of Bandra suffered from Insomnia for long. As soon as he laid himself down for sleep, his departed father appeared to him in his dream, and abused and scolded him severely. This broke his sleep and made him restless the whole night. Every night this went on and the man did not know what to do. One day he consulted a devotee of Baba in this respect. He recommended the Udi as the only infallible remedy he knew. He gave him some Udi and asked him to apply a little of it to his forehead before going to bed and keep the Udi-packet under the pillow. He tried this remedy and found, to his great surprise and joy, that he got sound sleep and that there was no disturbance of any kind. He continued the remedy and always remembered Sai. Then he got a picture of Sai Baba which he hung on the wall near his pillow and started worshipping it daily and on Thursdays, offering garland, naivedya etc. Then he got on well and forgot altogether his past trouble.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 01, 2006, 12:57:51 AM
Balaji Patil Newaskar
This man was a great devotee of Baba. He rendered most excellent and disinterested service. Every day he swept and kept clean all the passages and streets in Shirdi through which Baba passed in His daily routine. This work was, after him, equally well-done by another female devotee named Rahda-Krishna-Mai, and after her by Abdoola. When Balaji reaped his corn every year, he brought the whole quantity and presented it to Baba. He returned with what Baba gave him and maintained himself and his family with it. This course was followed by him for many years and after him by his son.
Power and Efficacy of Udi
Once it happened that at Balaji's death anniversary day, a certain number of guests were invited and the dinner was prepared for them. But at the dinner-time it was found that thrice the number of people invited had turned up. Mrs. Newaskar was in a fix. She thought that the food would not suffice for the people assembled and that if it fell short, the honour of the family would be at stake. Her mother-in-law comforted her by saying, "Don't be afraid, it is not ours, but Sai's food; cover every vessel with cloth, putting some Udi in it, and serve from the same without opening it : Sai will save us from ignominy." She did as she was advised and it was found to their surprise and joy that not only did the food suffice for all, but plenty of it remained after serving. "As one feels intently, so he realizes accordingly" was proved in this case.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 01, 2006, 09:52:49 AM
Dwarkamai  
Arriving at the mosque for the first time, you may be rather surprised. Was this simple, unadorned structure really the home of “God on earth?” Was this really the centre from which so many miraculous events sprang? Could such a modest building have been the scene of the highest spiritual instruction that flowed forth in almost as many different forms as the number of visitors seeking it?

With its corrugated iron roof and rough stone walls, the mosque could never be described as grand. Yet, in spite of this – or rather, because of this – it seems to have suited Baba very well. Describing himself as a simple fakir, Baba was a model of dispassion and holy poverty. His personal possessions amounted to little more than a few pieces of cloth, some chillim pipes, a stick, a begging bowl, and a change of kafni – and not even always that. Whenever his devotees wanted to refurbish the mosque, Baba resisted and said that it was not necessary, although basic repair work was gradually carried out.

To the devotees of Sai Baba, Dwarkamai is one of the treasures of Shirdi. The spirit of tolerance, acceptance and welcome for all is very much alive. Baba has said that merely going inside the mosque will confer blessings, and the experiences of devotees confirm this. Sai Baba respected all religions and creeds, and all had free access to the mosque. It is typically unique of Sai Baba that he regarded a place of worship – the mosque – as a mother. He once told a visitor, “Dwarkamai is this very mosque. She makes those who ascend her steps fearless. This masjidmayi is very kind.
 
   
Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 01, 2006, 09:58:56 AM
Dwarkamai
Shri Sai Baba came to Shirdi with a marriage procession. He stayed at  
Dwarkamai till the very end of his life. Dwarkamai is situated on the right side of the  
entrance of Samadhi Mandir. Here he solved problems of the people, cured their  
sickness and worries. Before Baba's arrival in Shridhi, Dwarkamai was an old  
mosque in a dilapidated condition. Baba turned it into Dwarkamai and proved that God is one.  
The first level of Dwarkamai has a portrait of Baba and a big stone on which Baba  
used to sit. This level has two rooms. One contains the chariot and the second  
a palkhi. Just in front of the room where the chariot is kept is a small temple. A saffron flag flies over it.  

The second level of Dwarkamai has a square stool made of stone,
which Baba used for taking a bath. The main attraction of this place is the
oil painting of Shri Sai Baba sitting in a carved wooden shrine.  
This level also has the grinding stone and the wooden vessel  
called Kolamba in which Baba used to keep the Bhiksha brought from the village

http://www.liveindia.com/sai/tour4.html

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
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dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 02, 2006, 03:37:53 AM
I have to take care of my children day and night and give an account to God of every paisa.
The wise are cheerful and content with their lot in life.

God is not so far away. He is not in the heavens above, nor in hell below. He is always near you.

What God gives is never exhausted, what man gives never lasts.

Be contented and cheerful with what comes.

My devotees see everything as their Guru.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 02, 2006, 07:38:44 AM
Always think of God and you will see what He does.

Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.

When you see with your inner eye. Then you realize that you are God and not different from Him.

Fulfill any promises you have made.

Meditate on what you read and think of God.

I give my devotees whatever they ask, until they ask for what I want to give.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 02, 2006, 07:40:08 AM
If we see all actions as God’s doing, we will be unattached and free from karmic bondage.

Other people’s acts will affect just them. It is only your own deeds that will affect you.

Do not be idle: work, utter God’s name and read the scriptures.

If you avoid rivalry and dispute, God will protect you.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 02, 2006, 07:42:12 AM
If anyone offends you do not return tit for tat.

I am the slave of those who hunger and thirst after me and treat everything else as unimportant.

Whoever makes me the sole object of their love, merges in me like a river in the ocean.

Look to me and I will look to you.

What God gives is never exhausted, what man gives never lasts.

Be contented and cheerful with what comes.

My devotees see everything as their Guru.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 02, 2006, 10:37:55 PM
One’s sin will not cease till one falls at the feet of Sadhguru.

Be ashamed of your hatred. Give up hatred and be quiet.

The Moral Law is inexorable, so follow it, observe it, and you will reach your goal: God is the perfection of the Moral Law.

I am your servants’ servant.

Always think of God and you will see what He does.

Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.
 
Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 02, 2006, 10:39:17 PM
The giver gives, but really he is sowing the seed for later: the gift of a rich harvest.

Wealth is really a means to work out dharma. If one uses it merely for personal enjoyment, it is vainly spent.

To God be the praise. I am only the slave of God.

God will show His love. He is kind to all.

Whenever you undertake to do something, do it thoroughly or not at all.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 02, 2006, 10:40:44 PM
Fulfill any promises you have made.

Death and life are the manifestations of God’s activity. You cannot separate the two. God permeates all.

Mukti is impossible for those addicted to lust.

Gain and loss, birth and death are in the hands of God.

When you see with your inner eye. Then you realize that you are God and not different from Him.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 02, 2006, 10:43:10 PM
Fulfill any promises you have made.

Death and life are the manifestations of God’s activity. You cannot separate the two. God permeates all.

Mukti is impossible for those addicted to lust.

Gain and loss, birth and death are in the hands of God.

When you see with your inner eye. Then you realize that you are God and not different from Him.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 02, 2006, 10:44:38 PM
If you avoid rivalry and dispute, God will protect you.

People abuse their own friends and family, but it is only after performing many meritorious acts that one gets a human birth. Why then come to Shirdi and slander people?

Speak the truth and truth alone.

No one wants to take from me what I give abundantly.

Do not fight with anyone, nor retaliate, nor slander anyone.

Harsh words cannot pierce your body. If anybody speaks ill of you, just continue on unperturbed.

Choose friends who will stick to you till the end, through thick and thin.

Meditate on what you read and think of God.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 02, 2006, 10:46:11 PM
Why fear when I am here?

I am formless and everywhere

I am in everything and beyond. I fill all space.

All that you see taken together is Myself.

I do not shake or move.

If one devotes their entire time to me and rests in me, need fear nothing for body and soul.

If one sees me and me alone and listens to my Leelas and is devoted to me alone, they will reach God.

My business is to give blessings.

I get angry with none. Will a mother get angry with her children? Will the ocean send back the waters to the several rivers?

I will take you to the end.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 02, 2006, 10:48:00 PM
Why fear when I am here?

I am formless and everywhere

I am in everything and beyond. I fill all space.

All that you see taken together is Myself.

I do not shake or move.

If one devotes their entire time to me and rests in me, need fear nothing for body and soul.

If one sees me and me alone and listens to my Leelas and is devoted to me alone, they will reach God.

My business is to give blessings.

I get angry with none. Will a mother get angry with her children? Will the ocean send back the waters to the several rivers?

I will take you to the end.


Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 03, 2006, 08:18:39 AM
Whosoever puts their feet on Shirdi soil, their sufferings will come to an end.

The wretched and miserable will rise to joy and happiness as soon as they climb the steps of the mosque.

I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this earthly body.

My tomb shall bless and speak to the needs of my devotees.

I shall be active and vigorous even from my tomb.

My mortal remains will speak from my tomb.

I am ever living to help and guide all who come to me, who surrender to me and who seek refuge in me.

If you look to me, I look to you.

If you cast your burden on me, I shall surely bear it.

If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once.

There shall be no want in the house of my devotees.

Shri Shirdi Sainath


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 03, 2006, 08:20:34 AM
His prime teaching was surrender to the Guru. He quoted the Gita,

tad viddhi pranipatena
pariprasnena sevaya
upadeksyanti te jnanam
jnaninastattva darsinah

Know that through Prostration, enquiry and service,
the wise who have perceived the truth shall instruct you in
wisdom.

- The Gita 4.34


Surrendering to the Guru, is the only Sadhana required.
- Sai Baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 04, 2006, 08:14:27 AM
OMSAIRAM!

"IF YOU LOOK TO ME,I WILL LOOK TO YOU"

"WHY FEAR WHEN I AM HERE"

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 04, 2006, 09:31:16 PM
Saburi (patience) ferries you across to the distant goal.

I stay by the side of whoever repeats my name.

If anyone offends you do not return tit for tat.

I am the slave of those who hunger and thirst after me and treat everything else as unimportant.

Whoever makes me the sole object of their love, merges in me like a river in the ocean.

Look to me and I will look to you.

What God gives is never exhausted, what man gives never lasts.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 27, 2006, 11:08:36 AM
Sab ka Malik Ek!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 13, 2006, 12:18:52 PM
OMSAIRAM!

"IF YOU LOOK TO ME,I WILL LOOK TO YOU"

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Ramesh Ramnani on November 13, 2006, 03:27:47 PM
JAI SAI RAM!!!

Welcome Back diPika.  NIce to see you back.  Everyone missed you so much.  Where have you been these days?  Hope you have finished your exams. How is your mother doing?

MAY BABA SAI BLESS YOU.

OM SAI RAM!!!

Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 20, 2006, 02:00:57 PM
OMSAIRAM!Ramesh ji ,I am fine.
Woh hai na upar wala...Sab ka Malik Ek..Sai baba

Sai baba carried me in my trials & tribulations.

I looked to BABA and He looked to me.

SaiRam

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 20, 2006, 03:14:54 PM
Nana, why are you getting agitated in vain? Let the senses do their allotted work, or duty, we should not meddle with their work. God has created this beautiful world and it is our duty to appreciate its beauty. The mind will get steady and calm slowly and gradually. When the front door was open, why go by the back one? When the heart is pure, there is no difficulty, whatsoever. Why should one be afraid of any one if there be no evil thought in us? The eyes may do their work, why should you feel shy and tottering?
 
Making the mind desire less, observe God's works of beauty. In this way the senses will be easily and naturally controlled and even in enjoying objects you will be reminded of God. If the outer senses are not held in check and if the mind be allowed to run after objects and be attached to them, our cycle of births and deaths will not come to an end. With Viveka (discrimination) as our charioteer, we will control the mind and will not allow the senses to go astray. With such a charioteer we reach the Vishnu-Pada, the final abode, our real Home from which there is no return. .. Sai Satcharitra

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 21, 2006, 12:51:34 PM
"Sai knows fully the desire of His devotees and fulfills the same. Hence they get what they want and are grateful. So we invoke Him and prostrate ourselves before Him. Forgetting all our faults let Him free us from all anxieties. He who being overcome with calamities remembers and prays Sai thus, will get his mind calmed and pacified through His grace".-Sri Sai Satcharita


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: SaiServant on November 23, 2006, 07:02:02 AM

Jai Sai Ram!

Welcome back Dipika ji. Nice to see your posts again!

Om Sai Ram!

Sunita Raina
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 24, 2006, 10:46:48 AM
OMSAIRAM!Thankyou Sunita ji for the warm Welcome.

There shall be no want in the house of my devotees.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 24, 2006, 06:50:45 PM
"Wealth and prosperity are transient. Knowing this, do your duty, leaving all attachment to the things of this world and the next".-Shri Sai Baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: swathikrishna on November 25, 2006, 02:10:27 PM
om sai ram
om sai ram
om sai ram

baba please save all ur children from their problems

om sai sri sai jaya jaya sai
om sai sri sai jaya jaya sai
om sai sri sai jaya jaya sai


om sri ananta koti brahmanda nayakaa raajadi raaja yogi raaja parabrahma  
 sri sachidaanada samarda sadguru sai nath maharaaj ki jai....
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 01, 2006, 08:08:09 AM
"If one devotes his entire mind to me and rests in me, he need fear nothing for body and soul"-Shri Sai Baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
 

 


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: SS91 on December 01, 2006, 08:40:23 AM
" I may be here in My physical body, and you may be far away beyond the seven seas.

Yet, whatever you do there I know instantly.

Wherever you may be, when you spread your hands before Me in supplication with faith and

devotion, there I stand behind you day and night, as steadfast as your faith and devotion is,"

said Baba to Cholkar (Sai Satcharitra Ch.15).



subhasrini
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 04, 2006, 09:38:14 PM
Why fear when I am here?

If one sees me and me alone and listens to my Leelas and is devoted to me alone, they will reach God.

My business is to give blessings.

I get angry with none. Will a mother get angry with her children? Will the ocean send back the waters to the several rivers?

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 04, 2006, 09:39:50 PM
 Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.




Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 04, 2006, 09:41:25 PM
Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.






Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 06, 2006, 10:55:10 PM
Haji Sidik Falke

There was no knowing, when Baba would accept a devotee. That depended on His sweet will. Sidik Falke's story is to the point. One Mahomedan gentleman by name Sidik Falke of Kalyan, after making a pilgrimage to Mecca and Madina, came to Shirdi. He lived in a Chavadi, facing north, and sat in the open court-yard of the Masjid. For nine months, Baba ignored him, and did not allow him to step into the Masjid. Falke felt much disconsolate, and did not know what to do. Somebody advised him not to be disappointed; but to try to approach Baba through Shama (Madhavarao Deshpande), a close and intimate devotee of Baba. He told him that as they approach the God Shiva through his servant and devotee, Nandi, so Baba should be approached through Shama. Falke liked the idea and implored Shama to intercede for him. Shama agreed and on a convenient occasion spoke to Baba about him thus:- "Baba, why don't You allow the old Haji to step into the Masjid, while so many persons freely come and go, after taking Your darshan; why not bless him once?" Baba replied "Shama, you are too young to understand things. If the Fakir (Allah) does not allow, what can I do? Without His grace, who will climb into the masjid? Well, go to him and ask him whether he will come to the narrow footpath near the Barvi well." Shama went and returned with an affirmative answer. Again Baba said to Shama,"Ask him whether he is willing to pay me the sum of Rs. 40,000/- in four instalments." Shama went and returned with the answer that he was willing to pay even 40 lacs. Again Baba said to Shama- "We are going to butcher a goat in the Masjid, so ask him, whether he would like to have mutton, haunch or testicles of the goat." Shama returned with the answer that the Haji would be happy to receive a small crumb from Baba's kolamba (mudpot). Hearing this Baba got excited and with His hands threw away the earthen jars and kolamba and straightway advanced to the Haji and lifting His Kafni up with His hands said - "Why do you brag and fancy yourself great and pose yourself as an old Haji? Do you read Koran like this? You are proud of your pilgrimage to Macca, but you do not know Me." Being thus scolded, the Haji was confounded. Baba then went back to the Masjid, purchased a few baskets of mangoes and sent them to the Haji. Then again Baba went to the Haji and taking out Rs.55/- from His pocket, gave them to the Haji. From that time, Baba loved the Haji, invited him for meals and the Haji, thereafter, came into the Masjid whenever he liked. Baba gave him at times some rupees, and thus the Haji was enlisted in Baba's Darbar.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 07, 2006, 10:34:38 AM
"Oh mother, My Guru never taught Me any Mantra, then how shall I blow any Mantra in your ears? Just remember that Guru's tortoise-like loving glance gives us happiness. Do not try to get Mantra or Upadesh from anybody. Make Me the sole object of your thoughts and actions; and you will, no doubt, attain Paramartha (the spiritual goal of life). Look at Me whole-heartedly, and I in turn look at you similarly"-Saibaba to Mrs. Radhabhai Deshmukh


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 08, 2006, 10:41:31 PM
If you avoid rivalry and dispute, God will protect you.

People abuse their own friends and family, but it is only after performing many meritorious acts that one gets a human birth. Why then come to Shirdi and slander people?



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 10, 2006, 03:54:28 PM
Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

I am the slave of my devotee.

Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.

What is our duty? To behave properly. That is enough.

My eye is ever on those who love me.


Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 10, 2006, 03:56:49 PM
Without my grace, not even a leaf can move



Sai baba



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 11, 2006, 11:34:25 PM
Mrs. Aurangabadkar

A lady from Sholapur, wife of Sakharam Aurangabadkar had no issue during the long period of 27 years. She had made a number of vows of Gods and Goddesses for an issue, but was not successful. She then became almost hopeless. To make a last attempt in this matter, she came to Shirdi with her step-son Vishwanath and stayed there for two months, serving Baba. Whenever she went to the Masjid, she found it full and Baba surrounded by devotees. She wanted to see Baba alone, fall at His feet and open her heart and pray for an issue, but she got no suitable opportunity. Ultimately she requested Shama to intercede with Baba for her when He was alone. Shama said to her that Baba's Darbar was open, still he would try for her and that the Lord might bless her. He asked her to sit ready with a cocoa-nut and joss-sticks on the open courtyard at the time of Baba's meals and that when he beckoned to her, she should come up. One day after dinner, Shama was rubbing Baba's wet hands with a towel when the latter pinched Shama's cheek. Shama feigning anger said, "Deva, is it proper for you to pinch me like this? We don't want such a mischievous God who pinches us thus. Are we Your dependents, is this the fruit of our intimacy?" Baba replied, "Oh Shama, during the 72 generations that you were with me, I never pinched you till now and now you resent my touching you". Shama, "We want a God that will give us ever kisses and sweets to eat; we do not want any respect from You, or heaven, balloon etc. Let our faith unto Your Feet be ever wide-awake". Baba, "Yes, I have indeed come for that. I have been feeding and nursing you and have got love and affection for you".

Then Baba went up and took his seat. Shama beckoned to the lady. She came up, bowed and presented the cocoa-nut and joss-sticks. Baba shook the cocoa-nut which was dry. The Kernal within rolled and made a noise. Baba said, "Shama, this is rolling, see what it says". Shama, "The woman prays that a child might be similarly rolling and quickening in the womb. So give her the cocoa-nut with Your blessings".

Baba, "Will the coconut give her any issue? How people are foolish and fancy such things!"

Shama, "I know the power of Your word and blessing. Your word will give her a string or series of children. You are wrangling and not giving real blessing".

The parley went on for a while. Baba repeatedly ordering to break the coconut and Shama pleading for the gift of the unbroken fruit to the lady. Finally Baba yielded and said, "She will have an issue". "When?" asked Shama. "In 12 months" was the reply. The cocoa-nut was therefore broken into two part, one was eaten by the two, the other was given to the lady.

The Shama turned up to the lady and said, "Dear madam, you are a witness to my words. If within 12 months you do not get any issue, I will break a cocoa-nut against this Deva's head and drive him out of this Masjid. If I fail in this, I will not call myself Madhav. You will soon realize what I say".

She delivered a son in one year's time and the son was brought to Baba in his fifth month. Both husband and wife, prostrated themselves before Baba and the grateful father (Mr. Aurangabadkar) paid a sum of Rs.500/- which was spent in constructing a shed for Baba's house "Shyamakarna".

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 12, 2006, 07:31:47 PM
Why fear when I am here?

Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

I am the slave of my devotee.

Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.


Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 17, 2006, 10:57:11 PM
I am your servants’ servant.

Always think of God and you will see what He does.

Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.
 

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 18, 2006, 07:29:44 PM
Without my grace, not even a leaf can move.

I look on all with an equal eye.

I cannot do anything without God’s permission.

God has agents everywhere and their powers are vast.

I have to take care of my children day and night and give an account to God of every paisa.
The wise are cheerful and content with their lot in life.

If you are wealthy, be humble. Plants bend when they bear fruit.

Spend money in charity; be generous and munificent but not extravagant.


Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 18, 2006, 07:31:05 PM
Do not bark at people and don’t be aggressive, but put up with others’ complaints.

There is a wall of separation between oneself and others and between you and me. Destroy this wall!

Give food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, and clothes to the naked. Then God will be pleased.

Saburi (patience) ferries you across to the distant goal.

The four sadhanas and the six Sastras are not necessary. Just has complete trust in your guru: it is enough.

Meditate on me either with form or without form, that is pure bliss.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 18, 2006, 07:32:52 PM
What God gives is never exhausted, what man gives never lasts.

Be contented and cheerful with what comes.

My devotees see everything as their Guru.

Poverty is the highest of riches and a thousand times superior to a king’s wealth.

Put full faith in God’s providence.

Whoever withdraws their heart from wife, child, and parents and loves me, is my real lover.

Distinguish right from wrong and be honest, upright and virtuous

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 18, 2006, 07:34:33 PM
Characteristic of Shirdi - Pilgrimage

One special peculiarity of Shirdi-pilgrimage was this, that none could leave Shirdi, without Baba's permission; and if he did, he invited untold sufferings, but if any one was asked to quit Shirdi, he could stay there no longer. Baba gave certain suggestions or hints, when Bhaktas went to bid good-bye and take leave. These suggestions had to be followed. If they were not followed or were departed from, accidents were sure to befall them, who acted contrary to Baba's directions.

Tatya Kote Patil

Tatya Kote was once going in a tanga to Kopargaon bazar. He came in haste to the Masjid, saluted Baba, and said that he would go to Kopargtaon bazar. Baba said, "Don't make haste, stop a little, let go the bazar, don't go out of the village". On seeing has anxiety to go, Baba asked him to take Shama (Madhavrao Deshpande) at least with him. Not minding this direction, Tatya Kote immediately drove his tanga. Of the two horses one, which cost Rs.300/- was very active and restless. After passing Sawul well, it began to run rashly, got a sprain in its waist and fell down. Tatya was not much hurt, but was reminded of Mother Sai's direction. On another occasion while proceeding to Kolhar village, he disregarded Baba's direction, and drove in a tanga, which met with a similiar accident.

European Gentleman

One European gentleman of Bombay once came to Shirdi, with an introductory note from Nanasaheb Chandorkar, and with some object in view. He was comfortably accommodated in a tent. He wanted to kneel before Baba and kiss His hand. Therefore, he tried thrice to step into the Masjid, but Baba prevented him from doing so. He was asked to sit in the open court-yard below and take Baba's darshan from there. Not pleased with this reception he got, he wanted to leave Shirdi at once and came to bid good-bye. Baba asked him to go the next day and not to hurry. People also requested him to abide by Baba's direction. Not listening to all this, he left Shirdi in a tanga. The horses ran at first all right, but when Sawul well was passed, a bicycle came in front, seeing which the horses were frightened and ran fast. The tanga was turned topsy-turvy and the gentleman fell down and was dragged some distance. He was immediately released; but had to go and lie in Kopargaon hospital for the treatment of the injuries. Because of such experiences all people learnt the lesson, that those who disobeyed Baba's instruction met with accidents in one way or the other, and those who obeyed them were safe and happy.




Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 18, 2006, 07:38:07 PM
Baba Fed Sumptuously, -- How?

Once, Mrs. Tarkhad was staying in a certain house in Shirdi. At noon, meals were ready and dishes were being served, when a hungry dog turned up there and began to cry, Mrs. Tarkhad got up at once and threw a piece of bread, which the dog gulped with great relish. In the afternoon, when she went to the Masjid and sat at some distance, Sai Baba said to her, "Mother, you have fed Me sumptuously up to my throat, My afflicted pranas (life-forces) have been satisfied. always act like this, and this will stand you in good stead. Sitting in this Masjid I shall never, never speak untruth. Take pity on Me like this. First give bread to the hungry, and then eat yourself. Note this well." She could not at first understand the meaning of what Baba said. So she replied -- "Baba, how could I feed You? I am myself dependent on others and take my food from them on payment." Then Baba replied -- "Eating that lovely bread I am heartily contended and I am still belching. The dog which you saw before meals and to which you gave the piece of bread is, one with Me, so also other creatures (cats, pigs, flies, cows etc.) are one with Me. I am roaming in their forms. He, who sees Me in all these creatures is My beloved. So abandon the sense of duality and distinction, and serve Me, as you did today." Drinking these nectar-like words, she was moved, her eyes were filled with tears, her throat was choked and her joy knew no bounds.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 18, 2006, 07:40:46 PM
Bow to the Kind Sai Who is the Abode of Mercy and Who is affectionate towards His devotees. By His mere darshan, He does away with their fear of this 'bhava' (samsar) and destroys their calamities. He was first Nirgun (formless), but on account of the devotion of His Bhaktas, He was obliged to take a form. To give liberation - self-realisation to the Bhaktas is the mission of the saints, and for Sai - the Chief of them, that mission is inevitable. Those who take refuge in His Feet have all their sins destroyed and their progress is certain. Remembering His Feet, Brahmins from holy places come to Him and read scriptures and chant the Gayatri mantra in His presence. We, who are weak and without any merits, do not know what Bhakti is but we know this much, that though all others may leave us, Sai won't forsake us. Those whom He favours get enormous strength, discrimination between the Unreal and the Real and knowledge.

Sai knows fully the desire of His devotees and fulfills the same. Hence they get what they want and are grateful. So we invoke Him and prostrate ourselves before Him. Forgetting all our faults let Him free us from all anxieties. He who being overcome with calamities remembers and prays Sai thus, will get his mind calmed and pacified through His grace.

This Sai - the ocean of mercy, says Hemadpant, favoured him and the result of this, is the present work - Sai-Satcharia. Otherwise what qualifications had he and who would undertake this enterprise? But as Sai took all the responsibility, Hemadpant felt no burden, nor any care about this. When the powerful Light of knowledge was there to inspire his speech and pen, why should he entertain any doubt or feel any anxiety? Sai got the service in the form of this book done by him; this is due to the accumulation of his merits in the past births and, therefore, he thinks himself fortunate and blessed.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 18, 2006, 07:41:53 PM
Punjabi Ramalal of Bombay

Once a Punjabi Brahmin of Bombay named Ramalal got a dream in which Baba appeared and asked him to come to Shirdi. Baba appeared to him as a Mahant (Saint), but he did not know His whereabouts. He thought that he should go and see Him, but as he knew not His address, he did not know what to do. But He Who calls anybody for an interview makes the necessary arrangements for the same. The same happened in this case. The same afternoon when he was strolling in the streets, he saw a picture of Baba in a shop. The features of the Mahant, he saw in the dream, exactly tallied with those of the picture. Then making enquiries, he came to know that the picture was of Sai Baba of Shirdi. He then went soon after to Shirdi and stayed there till his death.

In this way Baba brought His devotees to Shirdi for darshan and satisfied their wants, material as well as spiritual.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 19, 2006, 11:42:22 PM


All that is seen is my form: ant, fly, prince, and pauper

However distant my people may be, I draw them to me just as we pull a bird to us with a string tied to its foot.


I love devotion.

This body is just my house. My guru has long ago taken me away from it.

I am the slave of those who hunger and thirst after me and treat everything else as unimportant.


Whoever makes me the sole object of their love, merges in me like a river in the ocean.


Look to me and I will look to you.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 21, 2006, 11:22:27 PM
IF YOU LOOK TO ME,I WILL LOOK TO YOU.

SHRADDHA AUR SABURI.

SAI BABA


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 23, 2006, 12:32:06 PM
Always think of God and you will see what He does.

Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.


Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 23, 2006, 12:33:45 PM
I give my devotees whatever they ask, until they ask for what I want to give.

You should not stay for even one second at a place where people are speaking disrespectfully of a saint.

If you do not want to part with what you have, do not lie and claim that you have nothing, but decline politely saying that circumstances or your own desires prevent you.

Let us be humble.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 28, 2006, 01:20:04 AM
My people do not come to me of their own accord; it is I who seek and bring them to me.


Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 28, 2006, 01:21:07 AM
Other people’s acts will affect just them. It is only your own deeds that will affect you.

Do not be idle: work, utter God’s name and read the scriptures.

If you avoid rivalry and dispute, God will protect you.


Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 29, 2006, 05:57:00 PM
SHRADDHA    SABURI

Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 29, 2006, 10:22:59 PM
"Let the world go topsy-turvy, but remain where you are. Staying in your own place, look calmly at the show of all things passing before you".-Shri Sai Baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 31, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
The Pandharpur Pleader

We shall close this Chapter with short story showing Baba's omniscience and His using it for correcting people and setting them on the right path. Once a pleader from Pandharpur came to Shirdi, went to the Masjid, saw Sai Baba, fell at His Feet and, without being asked, offered some Dakshina, and sat in a corner eager to hear the talk, that was going on. Then Baba turned His face towards him and said - "How cunning the people are! They fall at the feet, offer Dakshina, but inwardly give abuses behind the back. Is not this wonderful?" This cap (remark) fitted the pleader and he had to wear (take) it. None understood the remark. The pleader grasped it, but kept silent. When they returned to the Wada, the pleader said to Kakasaheb Dixit - "What Baba remarked was perfectly right. The dart (remark) was aimed at me, it was a hint to me, that I should not indulge in reviling or scandalizing others (calling by names). When the subjudge or munsiff of Pandharput (Mr.Noolkar) came and stayed here for the improvement of his health, a discussion about this matter was going on in the bar-room at Pandharpur (as it ever happens in many a bar-room). It was said or discussed there whether the ailments, from which the sub-judge suffered were, ever likely to be got rid of without medicines, by merely going after Sai Baba, and whether it was proper for an educated man, like the sub-judge, to have recourse to such methods. The sub-judge was taken to task, i.e. he was ciritisied, as also Sai Baba. I also took some part in this affair; and now Sai Baba showed the impropriety of my conduct. This is not a rebuke to me, but a favour, an advice that I should not indulge in any scandal or slander of others; and not interfere unnecessarity in others' affairs".

Shirdi is about 100 Koss (Koss=3 miles) distant from Pandharpur; still Baba by His omniscience knew what transpired there in the bar-room. The intervening places -- rivers, jungles and mountains - were not a bar to His all-perceiving sight and He could see or read the hearts of all. There was nothing secret or veiled from Him. Everything, far or near, was plain and clear to Him as broad as daylight. Let a man be far or near, he cannot avoid the all-pervading gaze of Sai Baba. From this incident, the pleader took the lesson that he should never speak ill of others, nor unnecessarily criticize them. This his evil tendency was completely got rid of, and he was set on the right path.

Though the story refers to a pleader, still it is applicable to all. All should, therefore, take this lesson to heart and profit thereby.

Sai Baba's greatness is unfathomable, so are His wonderful Leelas. His life is also such; for He is Para-Brahman (Lord God) incarnate.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 31, 2006, 04:10:07 PM
The last wish or thought that a man has at the hour of death, determines his future course. Shri Krishna has said in Gita (VIII-5-6) that "he who remembers Me in his last moments, comes verily to Me, and he that meditates otherwise at that time goes to what he looks for." We cannot be certain that we can entertain a particular good thought at our last moment, for, more often than not, we are more likely to be frightened and terrified by many causes. Hence constant practice is necessary for enabling us to fix our mind on any desired good thought at any or the last moment. All Saints, therefore, recommended us to always remember God and chant His name always, so that we may not be puzzled when the time for departure comes. The devotees on their part surrender themselves completely to the Saints, fully believing that the all-knowing Saints would guide and help them in their last moments.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 31, 2006, 04:12:21 PM
When Megha died, all the villagers followed the funeral procession. Baba also accompanied them and showered flowers on Megha's body. After the obsequies were performed, tears flowed from Baba's eyes and like an ordinary mortal, Baba showed Himself overcome with grief and sorrow. Then covering the body with flowers and crying like a near relation, Baba returned to the Masjid.

Many Saints have been seen giving Sadgati to men, but Baba's greatness is unique.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 01, 2007, 10:56:36 AM
Without my grace, not even a leaf can move.

What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get.

My devotees see everything as their Guru

Speak the truth and truth alone.

Choose friends who will stick to you till the end, through thick and thin.

I give my devotees whatever they ask, until they ask for what I want to give.

Fulfill any promises you have made.

Let us be humble.

If we see all actions as God’s doing, we will be unattached and free from karmic bondage.

Other people’s acts will affect just them. It is only your own deeds that will affect you.


Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 01, 2007, 11:50:35 PM
Different sadhanas (means of accomplishments) are prescribed in our scriptures for different ages. Tapa (Penance) is recommended for Krita age, Jnana (Knowledge) for Treta age, Yajna (Sacrifice) for Dwapara age and Dana (Charity) for Kali (present) age. Of all the charities, giving food is the best one. We are much perturbed when we get no food at noon. Other beings feel similarly under similar circumstances. Knowing this, he who gives food to the poor and hungry, is the best donor or charitable person. The Taittiriya Upanishad says that "Food is Brahma; from food all the creatures are born and having been born, by food they live, and having departed, into food again they enter." When an Atithi (uninvited guest) comes to our door at noon, it is our bounden duty to welcome him by giving him food. Other kinds of charities, viz., giving away wealth, property and clothes etc., require some discrimination, but in the matter of food, no such consideration is necessary. Let anybody come to our door at noon, he should be served forthwith; and if lame, crippled, blind and diseased paupers come, they should be fed first and the able-bodied persons and our relations afterwards. The merit of feeding the former is much greater than that of feeding the latter. Other kinds of charities are imperfect without this Anna-dana (giving of food) as stars are without the moon, a necklace without its central medal, a crown without pinnacle, a tank without a lotus, bhajan without love, a married lady without the kumkum-mark, singing without a sweet voice or butter-milk without salt. Just as varan (Pulse-soup) excels all other dishes, Anna-dana is the best of all merits.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 01, 2007, 11:52:31 PM
Cup of Butter-Milk

Once Hemadpant had eaten his full in this company, when Baba offered him a cup of butter-milk. Its white appearance pleased him, but he was afraid that there was no space inside for it. He, however, took a sip which proved very tasty. Seeing his faltering attitude, Baba said - "Drink it all, you won't get any such opportunity hereafter." He drank it off then, but found that Baba's words were prophetic, for He passed away soon.

Now, readers, we have certainly to thank Hemadpant. He drank the cup of butter-milk, but has supplied us with sufficient quantity of nectar in the form of Baba's Leelas. Let us drink cups and cups of this nectar and be satisfied and happy.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 02, 2007, 10:01:52 PM
IF YOU LOOK TO ME,I WILL LOOK TO YOU


SAI BABA


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: SS91 on January 03, 2007, 09:27:32 AM
Be wherever you like, do whatever you choose, remember this well

that all that you do is known to me.

I am the Inner Ruler of all and seated in their hearts.

I envelope all creatures.

I am the Controller - the wire-puller of the show of this Universe.

I am the mother - origin of all beings - the harmony of the three

gunas (attributes), the propeller of all senses, the Creator,

Preserver, and Destroyer. Nothing will harm who turns his attention

towards me, but Maya will lash or whip him who forgets Me.

All the insects, ants, the visible, movable and immovable world is

my Body or form.

JAISAIRAM!

subhasrini
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 04, 2007, 06:40:45 PM
Why fear when I am here?



SAI BABA




Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 05, 2007, 11:45:32 PM
"The world is all-dependent on God; and no one is independent".



Shri Sai Baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 06, 2007, 11:50:30 PM
The Inscrutable Power of Maya

Baba's words were always short, pithy, deep, full of meaning, effi-cient and well-balanced. He was ever content and never cared for any-thing. He said, "Though I have become a Fakir, have no house or wife, and though leaving off all cares, I have stayed at one place, the inevita-ble Maya teases Me often. Though I forgot Myself I cannot forget Her. She always envelops Me.This Maya (illusive power) of the Lord (Shri Hari) teases God Brahma and others; then what to speak of a poor Fakir like Me? Those who take refuge in the Lord wil be freed from Her clutches with his grace".

In such terms Baba spoke about the power of Maya. Lord Shri Krishna has said to Uddhava in the Bhagwat that the Saints are His liv-ing forms; and see what Baba had said for the welfare of His devotees: "Those who are fortunate and whose demerits have vanished; take to My worship. If you always say 'Sai, Sai' I shall take you over the seven seas; believe in these words, and you will be certainly benefited. I do not need any paraphernalia of worship - either eight-fold or sixteen-fold. I rest there where there is full devotion".


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM




dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 06, 2007, 11:54:30 PM
Sai Satya-vrata Puja

Bhimaji Patil

One Bhimaji Patil of Narayanagaon, Taluka Junnar, Dist. Poona,1 suffered in the year 1909 A.D. from a severe and chronic chest-disease which ultimately developed into Tuberculosis. He tried all sorts of pathos (remedies), but to no effect. Losing all hopes, he ultimately prayed to God - "Oh Lord Narayana, help me now". It is a well known fact that, when our circumstances are well off, we do not remember God, but when calamities and adversities over-take us, we are reminded of Him, So Bhimaji now turned to God. It occurred to him that he should consult Mr. Nanasaheb Chandorkar, a great devotee of Baba, in this respect. So he wrote to him a letter,giving all details of his malady, and asking for his opinion. In reply, Mr. Nanasaheb wrote to him that there was only one remedy left, and that was to have recourse to Baba's Feet. Relying on Mr. Nanasaheb's advice, he made preparations for going to Shirdi. He was brought to Shirdi and taken to the Masjid, and placed before Baba. Mr. Nanasaheb and Shama (Madhavrao Deshpande) were then present. Baba pointed out that the disease was due to the previous evil karma, and was not at first disposed to interfere. But the patient cried out in despair that he was helpless, and sought refuge in Him, as He was his last hope, and prayed for mercy. Then Baba's heart melted an He said, "Stay, cast off your anxiety, your sufferings have come to an end. However, oppressed and troubled one may be as soon as he steps into the Masjid, he is on the pathway to happiness. The Fakir here is very kind and He will cure the disease, and protect all with love and kindness." The patient vomitted blood every five minutes, but there wa no vomiting in the presence of Baba. From the time, Baba uttered the words of hope and mercy, the malady took a favourable turn. Baba asked him to stay in Bhimabai's house, which was not a convenient and healthy place, but Baba's order had to be obeyed. While he was staying there, Baba cured him by two dreams. In the first dream, he saw himself as a boy suffering the severe pain of a flogging, which he received for not reciting his ‘Sawai-poetry’ lesson before his class- master. In the second dream, some one caused him intense pain, and torture, by rolling a stone up and down over his chest. With the pain thus suffered in dream, his cure was complete, and he went home. He then often came to Shirdi, gratefully remembering what Baba did for him, and prostrated before Him. Baba also did not expect anything from devotees, but grateful remembrance, unchanging faith and devotion. People in the Maharashtra, always celebrate Satya-Narayana Puja in their homes every fortnight or month. But it was this Bhimaji Patil, who started a new Sai Satya-vrata Puja, instead of Satya-Narayana- vrata Puja, in his house, when he returned to his village.


Sai baba let your your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 06, 2007, 11:57:23 PM
He said to Mr. Nanasaheb Chandorkar, that all His property consisted of one koupin (codpiece), one stray piece of cloth, one Kafni and a tumrel (tinpot), and that all the people troubled Him with bringing all these unnecessary, useless and costly articles." Woman and wealth are the two main obstacles in the way of our paramartha (spiritual life); and Baba had provided in Shirdi two institutions, viz. Dakshina and Radha-Krishna-Mai for whenever they came to Him, He demanded Dakshina from them, and asked them to go to the 'SCHOOL' (Radha-Krishna- Mai's house). If they stood these two tests well, i.e. if they showed that they were free from attachment for woman and wealth, their progress in spirituality was rapid and assured by Baba's grace and blessings. Mr.Deo has also quoted passaages from the Gita and Upanishads; and shown that charity given in a holy place and to a holy personage, conduces to the donor's welfare to a great degree. What is more holy than Shirdi and its Presiding Deity- Sai Baba?


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: SS91 on January 07, 2007, 06:39:58 AM
When Shri Sai Baba entered first time in the village of Shirdi, Khandoba temple was the first place where he stopped over. Hence, the temple has gained importance. Another importance gained to the Khandoba temple is because that was the place where the priest of that temple welcomed Baba by calling him 'Sai 'for the first instance on meeting him and from then on the world knows Baba by Sai (Shri Sai Baba).



JAI SAI RAM!

subhasrini
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 08, 2007, 10:02:41 PM
SAB KA MLIK EK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 09, 2007, 08:16:24 PM
When any creatures bow down their heads at saints' feet and meet death, they are saved.



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 09, 2007, 08:18:14 PM
Insomnia Case

A Kayastha Prabhu gentleman of Bandra suffered from Insomnia for long. As soon as he laid himself down for sleep, his departed father appeared to him in his dream, and abused and scolded him severely. This broke his sleep and made him restless the whole night. Every night this went on and the man did not know what to do. One day he consulted a devotee of Baba in this respect. He recommended the Udi as the only infallible remedy he knew. He gave him some Udi and asked him to apply a little of it to his forehead before going to bed and keep the Udi-packet under the pillow. He tried this remedy and found, to his great surprise and joy, that he got sound sleep and that there was no disturbance of any kind. He continued the remedy and always remembered Sai. Then he got a picture of Sai Baba which he hung on the wall near his pillow and started worshipping it daily and on Thursdays, offering garland, naivedya etc. Then he got on well and forgot altogether his past trouble.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 09, 2007, 08:19:22 PM
Balaji Patil Newaskar

This man was a great devotee of Baba. He rendered most excellent and disinterested service. Every day he swept and kept clean all the passages and streets in Shirdi through which Baba passed in His daily routine. This work was, after him, equally well-done by another female devotee named Rahda-Krishna-Mai, and after her by Abdoola. When Balaji reaped his corn every year, he brought the whole quantity and presented it to Baba. He returned with what Baba gave him and maintained himself and his family with it. This course was followed by him for many years and after him by his son.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 09, 2007, 08:20:26 PM
Power and Efficacy of Udi

Once it happened that at Balaji's death anniversary day, a certain number of guests were invited and the dinner was prepared for them. But at the dinner-time it was found that thrice the number of people invited had turned up. Mrs. Newaskar was in a fix. She thought that the food would not suffice for the people assembled and that if it fell short, the honour of the family would be at stake. Her mother-in-law comforted her by saying, "Don't be afraid, it is not ours, but Sai's food; cover every vessel with cloth, putting some Udi in it, and serve from the same without opening it : Sai will save us from ignominy." She did as she was advised and it was found to their surprise and joy that not only did the food suffice for all, but plenty of it remained after serving. "As one feels intently, so he realizes accordingly" was proved in this case.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 10, 2007, 08:23:06 PM


Highly merciful is this Masjid (mosque) Ayi (mother). Once a person climb into her lap, all their troubles are over – Sai Baba.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: SS91 on January 10, 2007, 08:42:27 PM
Be wherever you like, do whatever you choose, remember this well that all what you do is known to Me. I am the Inner Ruler of all and seated in their hearts. I envelope all the creatures, the movable and immovable world. I am the Controller - the wire-puller of the show of this Universe. I am the mother - origin of all beings - the Harmony of three Gunas, the propeller of all senses, the Creator, Preserver and Destroyer. Nothing will harm him, who turns his attention towards Me, but Maya will lash or whip him who forgets Me. All the insects, ants, the visible, movable and immovable world, is My Body or Form..." ~Sai Baba


subhasrini
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: SS91 on January 10, 2007, 08:44:29 PM
If a man utters My name with love, I shall fulfill all his wishes, increase his devotion. And if he sings earnestly My life and My deeds, him I shall beset in front and back and on all sides. Those devotees, who are attached to Me, heart and soul, will naturally feel happiness, when they hear these stories. Believe Me that if anybody sings My Leelas, I will give him infinite joy and everlasting contentment. It is My special characteristic to free any person, who surrenders completely to Me, and who does worship Me faithfully, and who remembers Me, and meditates on Me constantly. How can they be conscious of worldly objects and sensations, who utter My name, who worship Me, who think of My stories and My life and who thus always remember Me? I shall draw out My devotees from the jaws of Death. If My stories are listened to, all the diseases will be got rid of. So, hear My stories with respect; and think and meditate on them, assimilate them. This is the way of happiness and contentment. The pride and egoism of My devotees will vanish, the mind of the hearers will be set at rest; and if it has wholehearted and complete faith, it will be one with Supreme Consciousness.

The simple remembrance of My name as 'Sai, Sai' will do away with sins of speech and hearing..."


~Sai Baba


subhasrini
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: SS91 on January 10, 2007, 08:47:49 PM
"Whoever puts his feet on Shirdi soil, his sufferings will come to an end.

 The wretched and miserable will rise into plenty of joy and happiness, as soon as they climb the steps of my Mosque. I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this earthly body. My tomb shall bless and speak to the needs of my devotees. I shall be active and vigorous even from my tomb. I am Ever living to help and guide all, who come to me, who surrender to me and who seek refuge in me. If you look at me I look at you. If you cast your burden on me, I shall surely bear it. If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once. There shall be no want in the house of my devotees...." ~Sai Baba


subhasrini
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 11, 2007, 11:44:00 PM
"Shama, you know nothing. I take nothing from anybody. The Masjidmayi (The presiding Deity of the Masjid) calls for the debt, the donor pays it and becomes free. Have I any home, property or family to look after? I require nothing".-Sri Saibaba to Shama


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 11, 2007, 11:55:52 PM
http://www.shrisaibabasansthan.org/main_English/saibaba/picturegallery/2006gurupurnima_Photo_gallery/index.htm

http://www.shrisaibabasansthan.org/main_English/saibaba/picturegallery/2006gurupurnima_Photo_gallery/index.htm

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 12, 2007, 10:51:29 PM
"Sada Nimbarvrikshasya mooladhiwasat,
Sudhasravinam tiktamapi-apriyam tam,
Tarum Kalpavrikshadhikam sadhayantam
Namameeshwaram Sadgurum Sai Natham"



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 12, 2007, 10:54:01 PM
Turning Water into Oil

Sai Baba was very fond of lights. He used to borrow oil from shop-keepers, and keep lamps burning the whole night in the Masjid and temple. This went on for some time. The Banias, who supplied oil gratis, once met together and decided not to give Him oil. When, as usual, Baba went to ask for oil, they all gave Him a distinct No. Unperturbed, Baba returned to the Masjid and kept the dry wicks in the lamps. The banias were watching Him with curiosity. Baba took the Tumrel (tin pot) which contained very little (a few drops) of oil, put water into it and drank it and forced it fall in the container. After consecrating the tin-pot in this way, He again took water in the tin-pot and filled all the lamps with it and lighted them. To the surprise and dismay of the watching Banias, the lamps began to burn and kept burning the whole night. The Banias repented and apologized. Baba forgave them and asked them to be more truthful in future.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 14, 2007, 02:16:18 PM
Fool that I am, I cannot describe Baba’s miracles. He got almost all the temples in Shirdi repaired. Through Tatya Patil, the temples of Shani, Ganapati, Shankar-Parvati, Village Deity, and Maruti were put in order. His charity was also remarkable. The money He used to collect as Dakshina was freely distributed, Rs.20 to some, Rs.15 or 50, to others everyday. The recipients thought that this was ‘pure’ charity money, and Baba wished that it should be usefully employed.

People were immensely benefited by having a darshana of Baba. Some became hale and hearty; wicked people were turned into good ones. Kushtha (Leprosy) was cured in some cases, many got their desires fulfilled, without any drops or medicine being put in the eyes, some blind men got back their sight and some lame ones got their legs. Nobody could see the end of His extraordinary greatness. His fame spread far and wide, and pilgrims from all sides flocked to Shirdi. Baba sat always near the Dhuni and eased Himself there, and always sat in meditation; sometimes with and on other times without a bath.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 14, 2007, 02:18:08 PM
In the year 1910 A.D., Baba was sitting near the Dhuni on Divali holiday and warming Himself. He was pushing fire-wood into the Dhuni, which was brightly burning. A little later, instead of pushing logs of woods, Baba pushed His arm into the Dhuni; the arm was scorched and burnt immediately. This was noticed by the servant Madhava, and also by Madhavrao Deshpande (Shama). They at once ran to Baba and Madhavarao clasped Baba by His waist from behind and dragged Him forcible back ward and asked, "Deva, for what have You done this?" Then Baba came to His senses and replied, "The wife of a blacksmith at some distant place, was working the bellows of a furnace;her husband called her. Forgetting that her child was on her waist, she ran hastily and the child slipped into the furnace. I immediately thrust My hand into the furnace and saved the child. I do not mind My arm being burnt, but I am glad that the life of the child is saved."

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 14, 2007, 02:20:01 PM
Going to Pandharpur and Staying There

I shall now close this Chapter after relating a story illustrating how Sai Baba loved His devotees and anticipated their wishes and movements. Mr. Nanasaheb Chandorkar, who was a great devotee of Baba, was Mamlatdar at Nandurbar in Khandesh. He got an order of transfer to Pandharpur. His devotion to Sai Baba bore fruit, as he got an order to go and stay at Pandharpur which is regarded as the ‘BHUVAIKUNTHA’ - Heaven on earth. Nanasaheb had to take immediate charge, so he left, immediately, for the place, without even writing or informing anybody at Shirdi. He wanted to give a surprise visit to Shirdi - his Pandharpur, see and salute his Vithoba (Baba), and then proceed. Nobody dreamt of Nanasaheb’s departure for Shirdi, but Sai Baba knew all about this, as His eyes were everywhere (omniscient). As soon as Nanasaheb approached Neemgaon, a few miles from Shirdi, there was stir in the Masjid at Shirdi. Baba was sitting and talking with Mhalsapati, Appa Shinde and Kashiram, when He at once said, "Let us all four do some Bhajan, the doors of Pandhari are open, let us merrily sing." Then they began to sing in chorus, the burden of the song being "I have to go to Pandharpur and I have to stay on there, for it is the house of my Lord."

Baba sang and the devotees followed Him. In a short time Nanasaheb came there with his family, prostrated before Baba and requested Him to accompany them to Pandharpur and stay with them there. This solicitation was not necessary, as the devotees told Nanasaheb that Baba was already in the mood of going to Pandharpur and staying there. Hearing this Nanasaheb was moved and fell at Baba’s Feet. Then getting Baba’s permission, Udi (sacred ashes) and Blessings, Nanasaheb left for Pandharpur.

There is no end to Baba’s stories, but let me now make a halt here, reserving for the next Chapter other topics, such as importance of human life, Baba’s living on alms, Bayajabai’s service and other stories.

Bow it Shri Sai -- Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 14, 2007, 02:22:27 PM
Sai Baba gave His complete assent to the writing of the Sat-Charita and said, "I fully agree with you regarding the writing of Sat Charita. You do your duty, don't be afraid in the least, steady your mind and have faith in My words. If my Leelas are written, the Avidya (nescience) will vanish and if they are attentively, and devoutly listened to, the consciousness of the worldly existence will abate, and strong waves of devotion, and love will rise up and if one dives deep into My Leelas, he would get precious jewels of knowledge.".

Hearing this, author was much pleased, and he at once became fearless and confident, and thought that work was bound to be a success. Then turning to Shama (Madhavrao Deshpande) Sai Baba said.

"If a man utters My name with love, I shall fulfill all his wishes, increase his devotion. And if he sings earnestly My life and My deeds, him I shall beset in front and back and on all sides. Those devotees, who are attached to Me, heart and soul, will naturally feel happiness, when they hear these stories. Believe Me that if anybody sings My Leelas, I will give him infinite joy and everlasting contentment. It is My special characteristic to free any person, who surrenders completely to Me, and who does worship Me faithfully, and who remembers Me, and meditates on Me constantly. How can they be conscious of worldly objects and sensations, who utter My name, who worship Me, who think of My stories and My life and who thus always remember Me? I shall draw out My devotees from the jaws of Death. If My stories are listened to, all the diseases will be got rid of. So, hear My stories with respect; and think and meditate on them, assimilate them. This is the way of happiness and contentment. The pride and egoism of My devotees will vanish, the mind of the hearers will be set at rest; and if it has wholehearted and complete faith, it will be one with Supreme Consciousness. The simple remembrance of My name as 'Sai, Sai' will do away with sins of speech and hearing".

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 14, 2007, 02:26:37 PM
Different Works Assigned to Devotees

The Lord entrusts different works to different devotees. Some are given the work of building temples and maths, or ghats (flight of steps) on rivers; some are made to sing the glories of God; some are sent on pilgrimages; but to me was allotted the work of writing the Sat Charita. Being a jack of all trades but master of none, I was quite unqualified for this job. Then why should I undertake such a difficult job? Who can describe the true life of Sai Baba? Sai Baba's grace alone can enable one to accomplish this difficult work. So, when I took up the pen in my hand, Sai Baba took away my egoism and wrote Himself His stories. The credit of relating these stories, therefore, goes to Him and not to me. Though Brahmin by birth, I lacked the two eyes. (i.e. the sight or vision) of Shruti and Smriti and therefore was not at all capable of writing the Sat-Charita, but the grace of the Lord makes a dumb man talk, enables a lame man to cross a mountain. He alone knows the knack of getting things done as He likes. Neither the flute, nor the harmonium knows how the sounds are produced. This is the concern of the Player. The oozing of Chandrakant jewel and the surging of the sea are not due to the jewel and the sea but to the rise of the moon.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 15, 2007, 03:52:31 PM
It is a well-known fact, that the Sadguru looks first to the qualifications of his disciples; and then gives them suitable instructions, without unsettling their minds in the least, and leads them on towards the goal of self-realization. In this respect, some say that what the Sadguru teaches or instructs, should not be divulged to others. They think that their instructions, become useless, if they are published. This view is not correct. The Sadguru is like a monsoon cloud. He pours down profusely, i.e., scatters widely his nectar-like teachings. These, we should enjoy and assimilate to our heart's content; and then serve others with them, without any reserve. This rule should apply, not only to what he teaches in our waking state, but to the visions he gives us in our dreams. To quote an instance: Budhakowshik Rishi composed his celebrated Ram-raksha stotra, which he had seen in his dream.

Like a loving mother forcing bitter but wholesome medicines down the throats of her children for the sake of their health, Sai Baba imparted spiritual instructions to His devotees. His method was not veiled or secret, but quite open. The devotees who followed His instructions got their object. Sad-gurus like Sai Baba open our (eyes of the) intellect and show us the divine beauties of the Self, and fulfill our tender longings of devotion. When this is done, our desire for sense-objects vanishes, twin fruits of Viveka (discrimination) and Vairagya (dispassion or non-attachment) come to our hands; and knowledge sprouts up even in the sleep. All this we get, when we come in contact with Saints (Sad-guru), serve them and secure their love. The Lord, who fulfills the desires of His devotees, comes to our aid, removes our troubles and sufferings, and makes us happy. This progress or development is entirely due to the help of the Sadguru, who is regarded as the Lord Himself. Therefore, we should always be after the Sad-guru, hear His stories, fall at His Feet and serve Him.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 17, 2007, 05:32:32 PM
Institution of Saints

There have been institutions of Saints in this world, from time immemorial. Various Saints appear (incarnate) themselves in various places to carry out the missions allotted to them, but though they work in different places, they are, as it were, one. They work in unison under the common authority of the Almighty Lord and know full well what each of them is doing in his place, and supplement his work where necessary


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 17, 2007, 05:34:01 PM
It is a general rule, that it is our good luck in the form of accumulation of merits in past births, that enables us to seek the company of Saints and profit thereby. In illustration of this rule, Hemadpant gives his own instance. He was a resident Magistrate of Bandra, A suburb of Bombay, for many years. A famour Mahomedan Saint named Pir Moulana was living there and many Hindus, Parsis and many others who followed different religion used to go to him and take his darshan. His Mujavar (priest) by name Inus pressed Hemadpant many a time, night and day, for going to see him, but for some reason or other he was not able to see him. After many years his turn came and he was called to Shirdi where he was permanently enlisted in Sai Baba's Darbar. Unfortunate fellows do not get this contact of the Saints. It is only the fortunate ones that get it.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: OmSaiRamNowOn on January 18, 2007, 01:57:56 AM
Jai Sai Ram.

Be the real and true sons of the mother (Dwarakamayi) and fully stock your magazine. What is to become of us (this bodily life)? Earth will return to earth, and air (breath) will return to the air. This opportunity (human body) will not return. - Sai Baba of Shirdi


Aum Sai Ram !
SAI SAI SAI SAI SAI
SAI SAI SAI SAI
SAI SAI

-Anju
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 18, 2007, 04:56:19 PM
Bow to the Kind Sai Who is the Abode of Mercy and Who is affectionate towards His devotees. By His mere darshan, He does away with their fear of this 'bhava' (samsar) and destroys their calamities. He was first Nirgun (formless), but on account of the devotion of His Bhaktas, He was obliged to take a form. To give liberation - self-realisation to the Bhaktas is the mission of the saints, and for Sai - the Chief of them, that mission is inevitable. Those who take refuge in His Feet have all their sins destroyed and their progress is certain. Remembering His Feet, Brahmins from holy places come to Him and read scriptures and chant the Gayatri mantra in His presence. We, who are weak and without any merits, do not know what Bhakti is but we know this much, that though all others may leave us, Sai won't forsake us. Those whom He favours get enormous strength, discrimination between the Unreal and the Real and knowledge.

Sai knows fully the desire of His devotees and fulfills the same. Hence they get what they want and are grateful. So we invoke Him and prostrate ourselves before Him. Forgetting all our faults let Him free us from all anxieties. He who being overcome with calamities remembers and prays Sai thus, will get his mind calmed and pacified through His grace.

This Sai - the ocean of mercy, says Hemadpant, favoured him and the result of this, is the present work - Sai-Satcharia. Otherwise what qualifications had he and who would undertake this enterprise? But as Sai took all the responsibility, Hemadpant felt no burden, nor any care about this. When the powerful Light of knowledge was there to inspire his speech and pen, why should he entertain any doubt or feel any anxiety? Sai got the service in the form of this book done by him; this is due to the accumulation of his merits in the past births and, therefore, he thinks himself fortunate and blessed.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 18, 2007, 04:58:16 PM
Punjabi Ramalal of Bombay

Once a Punjabi Brahmin of Bombay named Ramalal got a dream in which Baba appeared and asked him to come to Shirdi. Baba appeared to him as a Mahant (Saint), but he did not know His whereabouts. He thought that he should go and see Him, but as he knew not His address, he did not know what to do. But He Who calls anybody for an interview makes the necessary arrangements for the same. The same happened in this case. The same afternoon when he was strolling in the streets, he saw a picture of Baba in a shop. The features of the Mahant, he saw in the dream, exactly tallied with those of the picture. Then making enquiries, he came to know that the picture was of Sai Baba of Shirdi. He then went soon after to Shirdi and stayed there till his death.

In this way Baba brought His devotees to Shirdi for darshan and satisfied their wants, material as well as spiritual.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRMA


dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 18, 2007, 05:04:19 PM
"My treasury is full, and I can give anyone, what he wants, but I have to see whether he is qualified to receive what I give".-Shri Sai Baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 22, 2007, 07:55:17 PM
People were immensely benefited by having a darshana of Baba. Some became hale and hearty; wicked people were turned into good ones. Kushtha (Leprosy) was cured in some cases, many got their desires fulfilled, without any drops or medicine being put in the eyes, some blind men got back their sight and some lame ones got their legs. Nobody could see the end of His extraordinary greatness. His fame spread far and wide, and pilgrims from all sides flocked to Shirdi. Baba sat always near the Dhuni and eased Himself there, and always sat in meditation; sometimes with and on other times without a bath.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 22, 2007, 07:58:48 PM
Every morning, Bhagoji went throught his programme of loosening the Pattis, massaging he arm with ghee and tightly bandaging it again. This went on till Sai Baba s Samadhi (death). Sai Baba, a perfect Siddha, as He was, did not really want this treatment, but out of love to His devotee, He allowed the Upasana - service of Bhagoji to go on un-interrupted all along. When Baba started for Lendi, Bhagoji held an umbrella over Him and accompanied Him. Every morning, when Baba sat near the post close to the Dhuni, Bhagoji was present and started his service. Bhagoji was a sinner in his past brith. He was suffering from leprosy, his fingers had shrunk, his body was full of pus and smelling badly. Though outwardly he seemed so unfortunate, he was really very lucky and happy, for he was the premier servant of Baba, and got the benefit of His company.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 24, 2007, 07:39:09 PM
We have described in the last three chapters Baba's Passing away. His physical or finite form has no doubt disappeared from our view; but the infinite or spiritual form (Spirit of Baba) ever lives. The Leelas which occurred during His lifetime have been dwelt upon at great length up till now. Ever since His passing away, fresh Leelas have taken place and are even now happening. This clearly shows that Baba is ever-living and helping His devotees as before. The people who got the contact of Baba when He was living, were indeed very fortunate, but if any of them did not get a dispassion for the things and enjoyments of the world and had not their minds turned to the Lord, it was sheerly their ill-luck. What was then wanted and is now wanted is the whole-hearted devotion to Baba. All our senses, organs, and mind should co-operate in worshipping and serving Baba. It is no use in engaging some organs in the worship and deflecting others. If a thing like worhsip or meditation is to be done, it ought to be done with all our mind and soul.

The love that a chaste woman bears to her husband is sometimes compared to that which a disciple bears to his master (Guru). Yet the former falls far short of the latter, which is incomparable. No one, whether he be father, mother, brother or any other relation, comes to our aid in attaining the goal of life (self-realization). We have to chalk out and traverse the path of self-realization ourselves. We have to discriminate between the Unreal and the Real, renounce the things and enjoyments of this world and the next, control our senses and mind, and aspire for liberation only. Instead of depending upon others, we should have full faith in ourselves. When we begin to practice discrimination, we come to know, that the world is transient and unreal and our passion for worldly things becomes less and less, and ultimately we get dispassion or non-attachment for them. Then we know that the Brahma which is no other than our Guru is the sole reality and as It transcends and besets the seeming universe, we begin to worship It in all creatures. This is the unitive Bhajan or worship. When we thus worship the Brahma or Guru whole-heartedly, we become one with Him and attain self-realization. In short, always chanting the name of the Guru, and meditating on Him enables us to see Him in all beings, and confers eternal bliss on us.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 24, 2007, 07:40:06 PM
Baba said, out of love for His devotees - "What (whether good or bad) is ours, is with us, and what is another's is with him."

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: SS91 on January 24, 2007, 11:22:46 PM

"One has to reap what one sows, and there is no escape unless one suffers and squares up one's old debts and dealings with others, and that greed for money drags the greedy man to the lowest level and ultimately brings destruction on him and others"

-Ch XLVII in Shri Sai Satcharitha  


subhasrini
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 26, 2007, 07:46:43 PM
Shri Sai Satcharitra

Chapter 11

Sai, as Sagun Brahman -- Dr. Pandit's Worship -- Haji Sidik Falke --Control over the Elements

Let us now, in this Chapter, describe the manifested (Sagun) Brahman Sai. How He was worshipped and how He controlled the elements.

Sai as Sagun Brahman

There are two aspects of God or Brahman : (1) the Unmanifested (Nirgun) and (2) the Manifested (Sagun). The Nirgun is formless, while the Sagun is with form, though both denote the same Brahman. Some prefer to worship the former, some the latter. As stated in the Gita (chapter XII) the worship of the latter is easy and preferable. As man has got a form (body, senses, etc.), it is natural and easy for him to worship the God with form. Our love and devotion do not develop unless we worship Sagun Brahman for a certain period of time, and as we advance; it leads us to the worship (meditation) of Nirgun Brahman. So let us start with Sagun worship. Image, altar, fire, light, sun, water, Brahman are the seven objects of worship, but Sadguru is better than all these. Let us, on this occasion, bring to our mind the form of Sai, Who was non-attachment Incarnate, and Who was a resting-place for His whole-hearted devotees. Our faith in His words is the seat of Asan; and our Sankalpa (determination to start and finish the Puja) is the abandonment of all our desires. Some say that Sai was a Bhagwad-bhakta (devotee of the Lord), others say He was a Maha-Bhagwat (a great devotee), but to us He is God Incarnate. He was extremely forgiving, never irritable, straight, soft, tolerant and content beyond comparison. Though He looked embodied (as having the form), He was really dis-embodied, emotionless, unattached and internally free. The Ganges on its way to the sea, cools and refreshes the creatures affected with heat, gives life to the crops and trees, and quenches the thirst of many. Similarly Saints (Souls) like Sai, while they live their own life, give solace and comfort to all. Lord Krishna has said that 'the Saint is My soul, My living image, I am He or He is My pure form (Being).' This in-describable Shakti or Power of God, known as Pure Existence, Knowledge and Bliss, incarnated in the form of Sai in Shirdi. The Shruti (Taitiriya Upanishad) describes Brahman as Bliss. This we read or hear daily in the books, but the devout people experienced this Brahman or Bliss in Shirdi. Baba, the support of all, required no prop or support (Asan) from anybody. He always used a piece of sack-cloth for His seat, which was covered with a small beautiful bed by His bhaktas and has a bolster placed by them, as a rest to His back. Baba respected the feelings of His devotees and allowed them to worship Him as they liked. Some waved Chamara or fans before Him, some played on musical instruments, some washed His hands and Feet, some others applied scent and chandan, some gave betel nut with leaves and other things, and some others offered naivedya. Though He looked like living in Shirdi, He was present everywhere. This all-pervasiveness of His way daily experienced by His devotees. Our humble prostration to this all-pervasive Sadguru.

Dr. Pandit's Worship

One Dr. Pandit, a friend of Tatyasaheb Noolkar, once came to Shirdi for Baba's darshana. After saluting Baba, he stayed in the Masjid for some time. Baba asked him to go to Dadabhat Kelkar. He went to Dadabhat, by whom he was well received. Then Dababhat left his house for Puja and Dr. Pandit accompanied him. Dadabhat worshipped Baba. Nobody until then dared to apply sandal paste to Baba's forehead. Only Mhalsapati used to apply it to His throat. But this simple-hearted devout, Dr. Pandit, took Dabadhat's dish containing Puja-materials and taking sandal-paste out of it, drew a Tripundra, i.e. there horizontal lines on Baba's forehead. To the surprise of all, Baba kept silent without uttering a single word. Then Dababhat that evening asked Baba, "How is it, that though You object to the sandal-paste being applied by others to Your forehead, but You allowed Dr. Pandit to do so now?" Baba replied that Dr. Pandit believed Him to be the same as his Guru, Raghunath Maharaja of Dhopeshwar, known as Kaka Puranik, and he applied the paste to His forehead, as he was doing to his Guru. Hence He could not object. On enquiry, Dr. Pandit told Dadabhat that he took Baba as his Guru Kaka Puranik, and hence he marked the Tripundra on Baba's forehead, as he did on his Guru's head.

Though Baba allowed the devotees to worship Him as they pleased, still sometimes, He acted in a strange way. Sometimes, He threw away the Puja-dish and was wrath Incarnate, then who could approach Him? Sometimes, He scolded the devotees, at times, He looked softer than wax, a statue of peace and forgiveness. Though He seemed to shake with anger and His red eyes rolled round and round, still, He was internally a stream of affection and motherly love. Immediately, He called out His devotees and said, that He ever angry with His devotees; that if mothers kicked their children and if the sea turned back the rivers, He would neglect the devotees' welfare: that He, the slave of His devotees, always stood by them, and responded to them, whenever they called upon Him, and that He always longed for their love.

Haji Sidik Falke

There was no knowing, when Baba would accept a devotee. That depended on His sweet will. Sidik Falke's story is to the point. One Mahomedan gentleman by name Sidik Falke of Kalyan, after making a pilgrimage to Mecca and Madina, came to Shirdi. He lived in a Chavadi, facing north, and sat in the open court-yard of the Masjid. For nine months, Baba ignored him, and did not allow him to step into the Masjid. Falke felt much disconsolate, and did not know what to do. Somebody advised him not to be disappointed; but to try to approach Baba through Shama (Madhavarao Deshpande), a close and intimate devotee of Baba. He told him that as they approach the God Shiva through his servant and devotee, Nandi, so Baba should be approached through Shama. Falke liked the idea and implored Shama to intercede for him. Shama agreed and on a convenient occasion spoke to Baba about him thus:- "Baba, why don't You allow the old Haji to step into the Masjid, while so many persons freely come and go, after taking Your darshan; why not bless him once?" Baba replied "Shama, you are too young to understand things. If the Fakir (Allah) does not allow, what can I do? Without His grace, who will climb into the masjid? Well, go to him and ask him whether he will come to the narrow footpath near the Barvi well." Shama went and returned with an affirmative answer. Again Baba said to Shama,"Ask him whether he is willing to pay me the sum of Rs. 40,000/- in four instalments." Shama went and returned with the answer that he was willing to pay even 40 lacs. Again Baba said to Shama- "We are going to butcher a goat in the Masjid, so ask him, whether he would like to have mutton, haunch or testicles of the goat." Shama returned with the answer that the Haji would be happy to receive a small crumb from Baba's kolamba (mudpot). Hearing this Baba got excited and with His hands threw away the earthen jars and kolamba and straightway advanced to the Haji and lifting His Kafni up with His hands said - "Why do you brag and fancy yourself great and pose yourself as an old Haji? Do you read Koran like this? You are proud of your pilgrimage to Macca, but you do not know Me." Being thus scolded, the Haji was confounded. Baba then went back to the Masjid, purchased a few baskets of mangoes and sent them to the Haji. Then again Baba went to the Haji and taking out Rs.55/- from His pocket, gave them to the Haji. From that time, Baba loved the Haji, invited him for meals and the Haji, thereafter, came into the Masjid whenever he liked. Baba gave him at times some rupees, and thus the Haji was enlisted in Baba's Darbar.

Baba's Control over the Elements

We shall close this Chapter after describing two incidents showing Baba's control over the elements. (1) Once at evening time, there was a terrible storm at Shirdi. The sky was overcast with thick black clouds. The winds began to blow forcibly; the clouds roared and the lighting began to flash, and the rains began to descend in torrents. In a short time, the whole place was flooded with water, All the creatures, birds, beasts and men got terribly frightened; and they all flocked to the Masjid for shelter. There are many local deities in Shirdi, but none of them came to their help. So they all prayed to Baba - their God, Who was fond of their devotion, to intercede and quell the storm. Baba was much moved. He came out and standing at the edge of the Masjid, addressed the storm in a loud and thunderous voice - "Stop, stop your fury and the calm." In a few minutes the rains subsided, the winds ceased to blow, and the storm came to a stop. Then the moon rose in the sky, and the people then went back home well-pleased, (2) On another occasion at noon the fire in the Dhuni began to burn brightly, its flames were seen to be reaching the rafters above. The people who were sitting in the Masjid did not know what to do. They dared not to ask Baba to pour water or do anything to quench the flames. But Baba soon came to realize, what was happening. He took up His Satka (short stick) and dashed it against a pillar in front, saying - "Get down, Be calm." At each stroke of the Satka, the flames began to lower and slow down; and in a few minutes the Dhuni became calm and normal.

This is our Sai, an Incarnation of God. He will bless any man who will prostrate and surrender himself to Him. He, who will read the stories of this Chapter daily with faith and devotion, will soon be free from all calamities; not only this, but always attached and devoted to Sai, he will get very soon God-vision: all his desires will be fulfilled and being ultimately desireless, he will attain the Supreme. Amen!

Bow to Shri Sai -- Peace be to all

Chapter 11

Shri Sai Satcharitra



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 26, 2007, 10:51:27 PM
Why fear when I am here?


Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 26, 2007, 10:54:39 PM
http://www.saibabaofindia.com/shirdi_pictorial.html


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 28, 2007, 04:28:31 PM
HE WHO RAISES A STORM CALMS IT TOO.

Sai baba




Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 30, 2007, 10:27:07 PM
HE WHO RAISES A STORM CALMS IT TOO.




Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 02, 2007, 12:44:31 AM
"In bliss supreme I was. How can a fool like Me describe the joy I experienced?". This was Baba's reply to His guru for the question as to how He felt hung feet tied and head downwards in a well for five hours. This is one of Baba's important parables.



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 02, 2007, 12:45:19 AM
Unless a man discharges satisfactorily and disinterestedly the duties of his station in his life, his mind will not be purified.-Shri Sai Baba



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 03, 2007, 05:35:28 PM
1.Whosoever puts their feet on Shirdi soil, their sufferings will come to an end.

2.The wretched and miserable will rise to joy and happiness as soon as they climb the steps of the mosque.

3.I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this earthly body.

4.My tomb shall bless and speak to the needs of my devotees.

5.I shall be active and vigorous even from my tomb.

6.My mortal remains will speak from my tomb.

7.I am ever living to help and guide all who come to me, who surrender to me and who seek refuge in me.

8.If you look to me, I look to you.

9.If you cast your burden on me, I shall surely bear it.

10.If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once.

11.There shall be no want in the house of my devotee

 
Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 06, 2007, 12:12:41 AM
Deo was much pleased to hear the words of Baba, for He asked him to start reading Pothi (Jnaneshwari). He thought that he got what he wanted and that he could read the book with ease thenceforth. He again prostrated himself before Baba and said that he surrendered himself to Him and that he should be treated as a child and be helped in his reading. He realized then what Baba meant by 'stealing the rags'. What he asked Balakram constituted the 'rags' and Baba did not like his behaviour in this respect. As He was ready to answer any question, He did not like him to ask others and make unnecessary enquiries and therefore He harassed and scolded him. Deo thought that He really did not 'harass and scold' him but taught that He was ready to fulfill his desires, and there was no use asking others in vain. Deo took these scoldings as flowers and blessings and went home satisfied and contented.

The matter did not end here. Baba did not stop with only issuing an order to read. Within a year He went to Deo and enquired about his progress. On 2nd April 1914, on Thursday morn, Baba gave him a dream-vision. He sat on the upper floor and asked him whether he understood the Pothi. "No" answered Deo. Baba - "Then when are you going to understand?" Deo burst into tears and said, "Unless You shower Your grace, the reading is mere worry and the understanding is still more difficult. I say this definitely." Baba - "While reading you make haste, read it before Me, in My presence." Deo - "What shall I read?" Baba - "Read Adhyatma (spiritualism)." Deo went to bring the book when he opened his eyes and was awakened. We leave the readers to imagine what ineffable joy and bliss Deo felt after this vision.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 07, 2007, 11:33:50 PM
The last Chapter described how Mr. Cholkar's vow of small offering was completed and accepted. In that story, Sai Baba showed that He would accept with appreciation any small thing offered with love and devotion, but if the same thing was offered with pride and haughtiness, He would reject it. Being Himself full of Sat-Chit-Anand (Existence, Knowledge and Bliss) He did not care much for more outward formalities but if an offering was made in meek and humble spirit, the same was welcome and He accepted it with pleasure and avidity. In fact there is no person more liberal and benevolent than a Sadguru, like Sai Baba. He cannot be compared to the Chintamani jewel (the Philosopher's stone which satisfies desires), the Kalpataru (the Celestial Tree which fulfills our desires) or the the Kamadhenu (the Celestial Cow which yields what we desire), for they give us only what we desire; but the Sadguru gives us the most precious thing that is inconceivable and inscrutable (The reality).

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 08, 2007, 07:25:06 PM
"What man gives never stays. What God gives is never exhausted".-Shri Sai Baba




Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: tana on February 08, 2007, 07:50:39 PM
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om sai ram...
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baba ki ...beti...

Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 09, 2007, 09:19:57 PM
Why fear when I am here?

I am formless and everywhere

I am in everything and beyond. I fill all space.

All that you see taken together is Myself.

I do not shake or move.

If one devotes their entire time to me and rests in me, need fear nothing for body and soul.

If one sees me and me alone and listens to my Leelas and is devoted to me alone, they will reach God.

My business is to give blessings.

I get angry with none. Will a mother get angry with her children? Will the ocean send back the waters to the several rivers?

I will take you to the end.

Surrender completely to God.

If you make me the sole object of your thoughts and aims, you will gain the supreme goal.

Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 09, 2007, 09:20:40 PM
love devotion.

This body is just my house. My guru has long ago taken me away from it.

Those who think that Baba is only in Shirdi have totally failed to know me.

Without my grace, not even a leaf can move.

I look on all with an equal eye.

I cannot do anything without God’s permission.

God has agents everywhere and their powers are vast.

I have to take care of my children day and night and give an account to God of every paisa.
The wise are cheerful and content with their lot in life.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 09, 2007, 09:21:32 PM
If you are wealthy, be humble. Plants bend when they bear fruit.

Spend money in charity; be generous and munificent but not extravagant.

Get on with your worldly activities cheerfully, but do not forget God.

Do not kick against the pricks of life.

Whatever creature comes to you, human or otherwise, treat it with consideration.

Do not be obsessed by the importance of wealth.

See the divine in the human being.

Do not bark at people and don’t be aggressive, but put up with others’ complaints.

There is a wall of separation between oneself and others and between you and me. Destroy this wall!

Give food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, and clothes to the naked. Then God will be pleased.

Saburi (patience) ferries you across to the distant goal.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 09, 2007, 09:22:16 PM
I am the slave of those who hunger and thirst after me and treat everything else as unimportant.

Whoever makes me the sole object of their love, merges in me like a river in the ocean.

Look to me and I will look to you.

What God gives is never exhausted, what man gives never lasts.

Be contented and cheerful with what comes.

My devotees see everything as their Guru.

Poverty is the highest of riches and a thousand times superior to a king’s wealth.

Put full faith in God’s providence.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 09, 2007, 09:23:10 PM
I am the slave of those who hunger and thirst after me and treat everything else as unimportant.

Whoever makes me the sole object of their love, merges in me like a river in the ocean.

Look to me and I will look to you.

What God gives is never exhausted, what man gives never lasts.

Be contented and cheerful with what comes.

My devotees see everything as their Guru.

Poverty is the highest of riches and a thousand times superior to a king’s wealth.

Put full faith in God’s providence.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 10, 2007, 12:10:00 AM
Baba once said to Pille "We can get rid of our sins of previous Janmas (lives) by suffering only. Our actions in previous Janmas are responsible for our present sorrows or happiness. I can reduce the period of sufferings of Sanchita Karma of 10 previous Janmas to 10 days". Can it possible for ordinary yogi to do so ? i.e., giving remission in the period of sufferings for sins committed in prior Janmas (Birth). It is that Satguru only can do such things.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

dipika duggal
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: OmSaiRamNowOn on February 16, 2007, 08:08:15 AM
JAI SAI RAM.

Sai Baba is a great dhuni. He burns and burns with love all our complex emotional patterns and sufferings.... Let us bring a transformation in ourselves, our attitudes -  by HIS grace so we can deal with our problems and sufferings and be worthy of HIS love and grace.


Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Ramesh Ramnani on February 16, 2007, 11:09:31 PM
जय साँई राम।।।

पुराने जमाने की बात है। किसी गांव में एक किसान रहता था। वह कड़ी मेहनत करता था और अच्छी-खासी फसल उपजाता था। फिर भी वह अपने जीवन से संतुष्ट नहीं था। वह अक्सर उद्विग्न और परेशान रहता था। एक दिन उस गांव में एक साधु आया। सारे लोग उसके पास अपनी-अपनी समस्याएं लेकर पहुंचे। वह किसान भी गया। उसने साधु को प्रणाम किया, फिर बोला, 'महाराज, मुझे बुरी इच्छाएं बार-बार सताती हैं और मैं बार-बार गलतियां कर बैठता हूं। बताइए, मैं क्या करूं?' इस पर साधु मुस्कराया, फिर कुछ सोचने के बाद उसने प्रश्न किया, 'क्या तुम घुड़सवारी करते हो?' किसान बोला, 'हां महाराज।'

' अगर कभी घोड़े से गिर पड़ते हो तो क्या करते हो?' साधु ने पूछा।

' फिर उस पर चढ़ जाता हूं।' किसान ने जवाब दिया।

' यही तुम्हारी समस्या का हल है। बुरी इच्छाओं को घोड़ा समझो। जब गिर पड़ो, तो उठकर फिर चढ़ जाओ। ऐसा करते-करते अंतत: घोड़ा तुम्हारे काबू में आ जाएगा।' साधु ने सलाह दी। किसान खुशी-खुशी घर लौट आया। उसे लगा जीने का एक नया रास्ता मिल गया है। उसकी परेशानियां जाती रहीं।


मेरा साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा मेरा साँई


ॐ साँई राम।।।
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 26, 2007, 09:21:28 PM
Why fear when I am here?


Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.


My business is to give blessings.


I will take you to the end.


Surrender completely to God.


If you make me the sole object of your thoughts and aims, you will gain the supreme goal.



Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 27, 2007, 08:52:42 AM
NOT A LEAF CAN MOVE WITHOUT MY GRACE.

Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 01, 2007, 10:00:07 AM
This body is just my house. My guru has long ago taken me away from it.

Those who think that Baba is only in Shirdi have totally failed to know me.

Without my grace, not even a leaf can move.

I look on all with an equal eye.

I cannot do anything without God’s permission.

God has agents everywhere and their powers are vast.

I have to take care of my children day and night and give an account to God of every paisa.
The wise are cheerful and content with their lot in life.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 02, 2007, 09:00:02 AM
Do not kick against the pricks of life.

Whatever creature comes to you, human or otherwise, treat it with consideration.

Do not be obsessed by the importance of wealth.

See the divine in the human being.

Do not bark at people and don’t be aggressive, but put up with others’ complaints.

There is a wall of separation between oneself and others and between you and me. Destroy this wall!

Give food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, and clothes to the naked. Then God will be pleased.

Saburi (patience) ferries you across to the distant goal.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 03, 2007, 07:03:48 AM
Gain and loss, birth and death are in the hands of God.

When you see with your inner eye. Then you realize that you are God and not different from Him.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 03, 2007, 07:05:10 AM
You should not stay for even one second at a place where people are speaking disrespectfully of a saint.

If you do not want to part with what you have, do not lie and claim that you have nothing, but decline politely saying that circumstances or your own desires prevent you.

Let us be humble

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 03, 2007, 07:06:09 AM
You should not stay for even one second at a place where people are speaking disrespectfully of a saint.

If you do not want to part with what you have, do not lie and claim that you have nothing, but decline politely saying that circumstances or your own desires prevent you.

Let us be humble

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 03, 2007, 07:07:31 AM
All that is seen is my form: ant, fly, prince, and pauper

However distant my people may be, I draw them to me just as we pull a bird to us with a string tied to its foot
I love devotion.

This body is just my house. My guru has long ago taken me away from it

Those who think that Baba is only in Shirdi have totally failed to know me

Without my grace, not even a leaf can move

I look on all with an equal eye

All that is seen is my form: ant, fly, prince, and pauper

However distant my people may be, I draw them to me just as we pull a bird to us with a string tied to its foot
I love devotion.

This body is just my house. My guru has long ago taken me away from it
Those who think that Baba is only in Shirdi have totally failed to know me

Without my grace, not even a leaf can move

I look on all with an equal eye

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM



Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 03, 2007, 07:08:41 AM
Whenever you undertake to do something, do it thoroughly or not at all.

One’s sin will not cease till one falls at the feet of Sadhus

Be ashamed of your hatred. Give up hatred and be quiet.

The Moral Law is inexorable, so follow it, observe it, and you will reach your goal: God is the perfection of the Moral Law.

I am your servants’ servant.

Always think of God and you will see what He does.

Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 03, 2007, 09:47:35 PM
Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

I am the slave of my devotee.

Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.

What is our duty? To behave properly. That is enough.

My eye is ever on those who love me.

Whatever you do, wherever you may be, always bear this in mind: I am always aware of everything you do.

I will not allow my devotees to come to harm.

If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out my hands to support him or her.

I think of my people day and night. I say their names over and over.

My treasury is open but no one brings carts to take from it. I say, “Dig!” but no one bothers.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 03, 2007, 09:48:45 PM
My people do not come to me of their own accord; it is I who seek and bring them to me.

All that is seen is my form: ant, fly, prince, and pauper

However distant my people may be, I draw them to me just as we pull a bird to us with a string tied to its foot.

I love devotion.

This body is just my house. My guru has long ago taken me away from it.

Those who think that Baba is only in Shirdi have totally failed to know me.

Without my grace, not even a leaf can move.Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 05, 2007, 10:14:10 AM
Why fear when I am here?

Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: OmSaiRamNowOn on March 05, 2007, 11:02:11 AM
Jai Sai Ram.

Gain and loss, birth and death are in the hands of God.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 05, 2007, 07:38:31 PM
The giver gives, but really he is sowing the seed for later: the gift of a rich harvest.

Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 05, 2007, 07:39:20 PM
Whenever you undertake to do something, do it thoroughly or not at all.

Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 06, 2007, 06:24:06 PM
What is our duty? To behave properly. That is enough.


Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 07, 2007, 07:29:47 AM
If one sees me and me alone and listens to my Leelas and is devoted to me alone, they will reach God.

My business is to give blessings.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: OmSaiRamNowOn on March 08, 2007, 07:43:46 AM
Jai Sai Ram.

No harm shall befall him who sets his foot on the soil of Shirdi.
He who cometh to My Samadhi, his sorrow and suffering shall cease.
Though I be no more in flesh and blood, I shall ever protect My devotees.
Trust in Me and your prayer shall be answered.
Know that My Spirit is immortal. Know this for yourself.
Show unto Me he who sought refuge and been turned away.
In whatever faith men worship Me, even so do I render to them.
Not in vain is My Promise that I shall ever lighten your burden.
Knock, and the door shall open. Ask and ye shall be granted.
To him who surrenders unto Me totally I shall be ever indebted.
Blessed is he who has become one with Me.  
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Ramesh Ramnani on March 08, 2007, 07:53:31 AM
जय सांई राम।।।

नाम से भगवान् का वश में होना  

ऋणमेतत्प्रवृद्धं मे हृदयान्नापसर्पति। यद् गोविन्देति चुक्रोश कृष्णा मां दूरवासिनम्॥
(महाभारत)

द्रुपदकुमारी कृष्णा ने कौरवसभा में वस्त्र खींचे जाते समय जो मुझ दूरवासी (द्वारकानिवासी) श्रीकृष्ण को गोविन्द कहकर पुकारा था, उसका यह ऋण मुझपर बहुत बढ़ गया है। यह हृदय से कभी दूर नहीं होता।

गीत्वा च मम नामानि नर्तयेन्मम संनिधौ। इदं ब्रवीमि ते सत्यं क्रीतोऽहं तेन चार्जुन॥

अर्जुन! जो मेरे नामों का गान करके मेरे निकट नाचने लगता है, उसने मुझे खरीद लिया है-यह मैं तुमसे सच्ची बात करता हूँ।
गीत्वा च मम नामानि रुदन्ति मम संनिधौ। तेषामहं परिक्रीतो नान्यक्रीतो जनार्दन:॥
(आदिपुराण)

जो मेरे नामों का गान करके मेरे समीप प्रेम से रो उठते हैं, उनका मैं खरीदा हुआ गुलाम हूँ; यह जनार्दन दूसरे किसी के हाथ नहीं बिका है।

जितं तेन जितं तेन जितं तेनेति निश्चितम्। जिह्वाग्रे वर्तते यस्य हरिरित्यक्षरद्वयम्॥

जिसकी जिह्वा के अग्रभाग पर हरि-ये दो अक्षर विद्यमान हैं, उसकी जीत हो गयी, उसने विजय पा ली, निश्चय ही उसकी विजय हो गयी।


अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई


ॐ सांई राम।।।
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 09, 2007, 07:06:08 AM
"If Baba accepts a devotee, He follows him and stands by him, day and night, at his home or abroad. Let the devotee go anywhere he likes, Baba is there ahead of him in some form in an inconceivable manner".-Sri Sai Satcharita


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 09, 2007, 08:40:29 AM
OMSAIRAM!IF YOU LOOK TO ME,I LOOK TO YOU.

Sai baba



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 10, 2007, 07:06:54 AM
Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.

What is our duty? To behave properly. That is enough.

My eye is ever on those who love me.

Whatever you do, wherever you may be, always bear this in mind: I am always aware of everything you do.

I will not allow my devotees to come to harm.

If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out my hands to support him or her.

I think of my people day and night. I say their names over and over.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 13, 2007, 09:13:39 AM
Without my grace, not even a leaf can move.

I look on all with an equal eye.

Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 14, 2007, 07:41:15 AM
SAB KA MALIK EK!


Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 15, 2007, 08:37:56 AM
OMSAIRAM!

However distant my people may be, I draw them to me just as we pull a bird to us with a string tied to its foot.

Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 15, 2007, 08:40:11 AM
Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.


God will show His love. He is kind to all.


The giver gives, but really he is sowing the seed for later: the gift of a rich harvest.


Whenever you undertake to do something, do it thoroughly or not at all.


Fulfill any promises you have made.

Speak the truth and truth alone.

People abuse their own friends and family, but it is only after performing many meritorious acts that one gets a human birth. Why then come to Shirdi and slander people?

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 16, 2007, 09:22:11 PM
Whatever you do, wherever you may be, always bear this in mind: I am always aware of everything you do.

I will not allow my devotees to come to harm.

If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out my hands to support him or her.

I think of my people day and night. I say their names over and over.

My treasury is open but no one brings carts to take from it. I say, “Dig!” but no one bothers.


Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 17, 2007, 10:10:06 AM
My business is to give blessings.

I get angry with none. Will a mother get angry with her children? Will the ocean send back the waters to the several rivers?

I will take you to the end.

Surrender completely to God.

If you make me the sole object of your thoughts and aims, you will gain the supreme goal.

Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 19, 2007, 10:53:15 AM
Whoever withdraws their heart from wife, child, and parents and loves me, is my real lover.

Distinguish right from wrong and be honest, upright and virtuous.

Do not be obsessed by egotism, imagining that you are the cause of action: everything is due to God.

If we see all actions as God’s doing, we will be unattached and free from karmic bondage.

Other people’s acts will affect just them. It is only your own deeds that will affect you.

Do not be idle: work, utter God’s name and read the scriptures.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 20, 2007, 01:27:25 PM
I think of my people day and night. I say their names over and over.

My treasury is open but no one brings carts to take from it. I say, “Dig!” but no one bothers.

If anyone offends you do not return tit for tat.

I am the slave of those who hunger and thirst after me and treat everything else as unimportant.

Whoever makes me the sole object of their love, merges in me like a river in the ocean.

Look to me and I will look to you.

Always think of God and you will see what He does.

Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.
 
Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 23, 2007, 07:56:47 AM
Why fear when I am here?

I am formless and everywhere

I am in everything and beyond. I fill all space.

All that you see taken together is Myself.

I do not shake or move.

If one devotes their entire time to me and rests in me, need fear nothing for body and soul.


Sai baba

SAB KA MALIK EK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 24, 2007, 07:01:38 AM
If you do not want to part with what you have, do not lie and claim that you have nothing, but decline politely saying that circumstances or your own desires prevent you.

Let us be humble.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 26, 2007, 05:31:12 AM
Get on with your worldly activities cheerfully, but do not forget God.

Do not kick against the pricks of life.

Whatever creature comes to you, human or otherwise, treat it with consideration.

Do not be obsessed by the importance of wealth.

See the divine in the human being.

Do not bark at people and don’t be aggressive, but put up with others’ complaints.

There is a wall of separation between oneself and others and between you and me. Destroy this wall!

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 26, 2007, 05:32:13 AM
What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get.

Recognize the existence of the Moral Law as governing results. Then unswervingly follow this Law.

All gods are one. There is no difference between a Hindu and a Muslim. Mosque and temple are the same.

Fulfill any promises you have made.

Death and life are the manifestations of God’s activity. You cannot separate the two. God permeates all.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 26, 2007, 05:35:52 AM
Really this Jiva (human soul) transcends the three qualities, viz. Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas, but being deluded by Maya, he forgets his nature which is 'Existence-knowledge-bliss', and thinks that he is the doer and enjoyer and thus entangles himself in endless miseries and does not know the way of deliverance. The only way of deliverance is Loving Devotion towards the Guru's feet. The great Player or Actor Lord Sai has delighted His Bhaktas and transformed them into Himself (His nature).

We regard Sai Baba as an incarnation of God for reasons already stated, but He always said that He was an obedient servant of God. Though an incarnation He showed the people the way, how to behave satisfactorily and carry out the duties of their respective stations (Varnas) in this life. He never emulated others in any way, nor asked others to have something done for Him. For Him, Who saw the Lord in all movable and immovable things of this world, humility was the most proper thing. None He disregarded or disrespected; for He saw Narayan (Lord) in all beings, He never said, "I am God," but that He was a humble servant and He always remembered Him and always uttered - "Allah Malik" (God is the sole proprietor or Owner).

We do not know the various kinds of Saints, how they behave, what they do and eat etc. We only know, that by God's grace they manifest themselves in this world to liberate the ignorant and bound souls. If there be any store of merits on our account, we get a desire in listening to the stories and Leelas of the Saints, otherwise not.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 26, 2007, 05:37:09 AM
Hemadpant closes the Chapter with a classification of disciples. He says that they are of three kinds : (1) First or best (2) Second or middling and (3) Third or ordinary. The best kind of disciples are those who guess what their Gurus want and immediately carry it out and serve them without waiting for an order from them. The average disciples are those who carry out the orders of their Masters to a letter, without any delay, and the third kind of disciples are those, who go on postponing the carrying out of their orders and making mistakes at every step.

The disciples should have firm faith, backed up by intelligence and if they and patience to these, their spiritual goal will not be distant. Control of breath -- ingoing and outgoing, or Hath-Yoga or other difficult practices are not at all necessary. When the disciples get the above-mentioned qualities, they become ready for further instructions and the Masters then appear and lead them on, in their spiritual path to perfection.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 26, 2007, 05:38:52 AM
Bow to the Kind Sai Who is the Abode of Mercy and Who is affectionate towards His devotees. By His mere darshan, He does away with their fear of this 'bhava' (samsar) and destroys their calamities. He was first Nirgun (formless), but on account of the devotion of His Bhaktas, He was obliged to take a form. To give liberation - self-realisation to the Bhaktas is the mission of the saints, and for Sai - the Chief of them, that mission is inevitable. Those who take refuge in His Feet have all their sins destroyed and their progress is certain. Remembering His Feet, Brahmins from holy places come to Him and read scriptures and chant the Gayatri mantra in His presence. We, who are weak and without any merits, do not know what Bhakti is but we know this much, that though all others may leave us, Sai won't forsake us. Those whom He favours get enormous strength, discrimination between the Unreal and the Real and knowledge.

Sai knows fully the desire of His devotees and fulfills the same. Hence they get what they want and are grateful. So we invoke Him and prostrate ourselves before Him. Forgetting all our faults let Him free us from all anxieties. He who being overcome with calamities remembers and prays Sai thus, will get his mind calmed and pacified through His grace.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 26, 2007, 07:41:48 AM
His eleven famous sayings are:

No harm shall befall him who sets his foot on the soil of Shirdi.
He who cometh to My Samadhi, his sorrow and suffering shall cease.
Though I be no more in flesh and blood, I shall ever protect My devotees.
Trust in Me and your prayer shall be answered.
Know that My Spirit is immortal. Know this for yourself.
Show unto Me he who sought refuge and been turned away.
In whatever faith men worship Me, even so do I render to them.
Not in vain is My Promise that I shall ever lighten your burden.
Knock, and the door shall open. Ask and ye shall be granted.
To him who surrenders unto Me totally I shall be ever indebted.
Blessed is he who has become one with Me

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 26, 2007, 07:50:28 AM
"Sabka Malik Ek" " I give people what they want in the hope that they will begin to want what I want to give them."

Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 26, 2007, 07:56:07 PM
"My Guru never expected any other thing from Me. He never neglected Me, but protected Me at all times. I lived with him, and was sometimes away from him; still I never felt the want or absence of his love. He always protected Me by his glance, just as the tortoise feeds her young ones, whether they are near her or away from her on the other side of the river bank, by her loving looks. Oh mother, My Guru never taught Me any Mantra, then how shall I blow any Mantra in your ears? Just remember that Guru's tortoise-like loving glance gives us happiness. Do not try to get Mantra or Upadesh from anybody. Make Me the sole object of your thoughts and actions; and you will, no doubt, attain Paramartha (the spiritual goal of life). Look at Me whole-heartedly, and I in turn look at you similarly. Sitting in this Masjid, I speak the truth, nothing but the truth. No Sadhanas, nor proficiency in the six Shastras, are necessary. Have faith and confidence in your Guru. Believe fully, that Guru is the sole Actor or Doer. Blessed is he who knows the greatness of his Guru and thinks him to be Hari, Hara and Brahma (Trimurti) Incarnate."

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 26, 2007, 07:57:12 PM
The sense of differentiation, as I and thou, is the barrier that keeps away the disciple from his Master, and unless that is destroyed the state of union or atonement is not possible, "Allah Malik" i.e. God is the sole Proprietor, nobody else is our Protector. His method of work is extra-ordinary, invaluable, and inscrutable. His will will be done and He will show us the way, and satisfy our heart's desires. It is on account of Rinaubandh (former relationship) that we have come together, let us love and serve each other and be happy. He, who attain the supreme goal of life, is immortal and happy; all others merely exist, i.e., live so long as they breathe".

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 26, 2007, 07:58:29 PM
Somebody asked Baba, why he paid so much for this. He replied that nobody should take the labour of others, in vain. The worker should be paid, his dues promptly and liberally.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 26, 2007, 08:00:46 PM
t is a well-known fact, that the Sadguru looks first to the qualifications of his disciples; and then gives them suitable instructions, without unsettling their minds in the least, and leads them on towards the goal of self-realization.

The Sadguru is like a monsoon cloud. He pours down profusely, i.e., scatters widely his nectar-like teachings. These, we should enjoy and assimilate to our heart's content; and then serve others with them, without any reserve. This rule should apply, not only to what he teaches in our waking state, but to the visions he gives us in our dreams. To quote an instance: Budhakowshik Rishi composed his celebrated Ram-raksha stotra, which he had seen in his dream.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 28, 2007, 01:25:48 PM
Let us be humble.

Satsang that is associating with the good is good. Dussaya, or associating with evil-minded people, is evil and must be avoided.

What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get.

Recognize the existence of the Moral Law as governing results. Then unswervingly follow this Law.

All gods are one. There is no difference between a Hindu and a Muslim. Mosque and temple are the same.

Fulfill any promises you have made.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 28, 2007, 05:58:31 PM
"If a man utters My name with love, I shall fulfill all his wishes, increase his devotion. And if he sings earnestly My life and My deeds, him I shall beset in front and back and on all sides. Those devotees, who are attached to Me, heart and soul, will naturally feel happiness, when they hear these stories. Believe Me that if anybody sings My Leelas, I will give him infinite joy and everlasting contentment".-Shri Sai Baba
 

 
Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 01, 2007, 10:04:33 AM
Why fear when I am here?

I am formless and everywhere

I am in everything and beyond. I fill all space.

All that you see taken together is Myself.

I do not shake or move.

If one devotes their entire time to me and rests in me, need fear nothing for body and soul.

If one sees me and me alone and listens to my Leelas and is devoted to me alone, they will reach God.

My business is to give blessings.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 01, 2007, 10:05:32 AM
I am your servants’ servant.

Always think of God and you will see what He does.

Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.
 
Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 01, 2007, 10:06:58 AM
Fulfill any promises you have made.

Death and life are the manifestations of God’s activity. You cannot separate the two. God permeates all.

Mukti is impossible for those addicted to lust.

Gain and loss, birth and death are in the hands of God.

When you see with your inner eye. Then you realize that you are God and not different from Him.

Avoid unnecessary disputationò

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 02, 2007, 11:37:21 AM
The last wish or thought that a man has at the hour of death, determines his future course. Shri Krishna has said in Gita (VIII-5-6) that "he who remembers Me in his last moments, comes verily to Me, and he that meditates otherwise at that time goes to what he looks for."


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 02, 2007, 11:40:39 AM
 Let them now hear attentively Baba's Passing away. Baba got a slight attack of fever on 28th September, 1918. The fever lasted for 2 or 3 days, but afterwards Baba gave up his food and thereby He grew weaker and weaker. On the 17th day, i.e., Tuesday, the 15th October 1918, Baba left His mortal coil at about 2-30 p.m. (Vide Professor G.G. Narke's letter, dated 5th November 1918, to Dadasaheb Khaparde, published in "Sai Leela" magazine, Page 78, first year).

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 04, 2007, 01:07:20 AM
SHRADDHA AUR SABURI


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 04, 2007, 12:10:02 PM
Why fear when I am here?

I am the slave of those who hunger and thirst after me and treat everything else as unimportant.

Whoever makes me the sole object of their love, merges in me like a river in the ocean.

Look to me and I will look to you.

Be contented and cheerful with what comes.

My devotees see everything as their Guru.

Distinguish right from wrong and be honest, upright and virtuous.

Do not be obsessed by egotism, imagining that you are the cause of action: everything is due to God.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 04, 2007, 12:11:02 PM
Other people’s acts will affect just them. It is only your own deeds that will affect you.

Do not be idle: work, utter God’s name and read the scriptures.

If you avoid rivalry and dispute, God will protect you.

People abuse their own friends and family, but it is only after performing many meritorious acts that one gets a human birth. Why then come to Shirdi and slander people?

Speak the truth and truth alone.

No one wants to take from me what I give abundantly.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 08, 2007, 06:00:57 AM
Why fear when I am here?

I am formless and everywhere

Sai baba always be with us and lead us to righteousness.

SAB KA MALIK EK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 08, 2007, 06:05:35 AM
Always think of God and you will see what He does.

Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.
 

Sai baba you can light Diyas with water.

BABA YOUR DEVOTEES ARE WAITING ..

RAJIV BHAI
RAVI & JYOTHI
SHAMMI
TANA
SANJEEV & MONA
KANIKA
DEEPAK
SUBHASRINI
KAVITA
RAJ BHAI
SAINA
ASTRID
RAMESHJI
saibakht
saibetino1
mainhoonsaibet
Mohit and all other Sai devotees..




Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 10, 2007, 07:42:38 PM
OMSAIRAM!

SHRADDHA AUR SABURI.

SAB KA MALIK EK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 11, 2007, 02:26:30 PM
I get angry with none. Will a mother get angry with her children? Will the ocean send back the waters to the several rivers?

I will take you to the end.

Surrender completely to God.

Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

I am the slave of my devotee.

Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.

What is our duty? To behave properly. That is enough

My people do not come to me of their own accord; it is I who seek and bring them to me.

All that is seen is my form: ant, fly, prince, and pauper

Look to me and I will look to you.

Be contented and cheerful with what comes.

My devotees see everything as their Guru.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 12, 2007, 09:51:21 AM
"This masjidmayi is very merciful. Once a person climbs into her lap, all their troubles will be over".-Shri Sai Baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 26, 2007, 11:11:37 AM
Why fear when I am here?

Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

I am the slave of my devotee.

Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 03, 2007, 02:53:36 AM
Let us be humble.

Whenever you undertake to do something, do it thoroughly or not at all.

Fulfill any promises you have made.

Do not fight with anyone, nor retaliate, nor slander anyone

If we see all actions as God’s doing, we will be unattached and free from karmic bondage.

Other people’s acts will affect just them. It is only your own deeds that will affect you.

Sai baba

Sai baba bless us all with Shraddha aur Saburi.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 06, 2007, 07:37:00 PM
I get angry with none. Will a mother get angry with her children? Will the ocean send back the waters to the several rivers?

I will take you to the end.

Surrender completely to God.

If you make me the sole object of your thoughts and aims, you will gain the supreme goal.

Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.

I will not allow my devotees to come to harm.

If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out my hands to support him or her

Whatever you do, wherever you may be, always bear this in mind: I am always aware of everything you do.

My people do not come to me of their own accord; it is I who seek and bring them to me.

Without my grace, not even a leaf can move.

I look on all with an equal eye.

I cannot do anything without God’s permission.

God has agents everywhere and their powers are vast.

Do not bark at people and don’t be aggressive, but put up with others’ complaints.

If you cannot endure abuse from another, just say a simple word or two, or else leave.

What do we lose by another’s good fortune? Let us celebrate with them, or strive to emulate them.

That should be our desire and determination.

I stay by the side of whoever repeats my name.

If anyone offends you do not return tit for tat.

I am the slave of those who hunger and thirst after me and treat everything else as unimportant.

Whoever makes me the sole object of their love, merges in me like a river in the ocean.

Look to me and I will look to you.

What God gives is never exhausted, what man gives never lasts.

Be contented and cheerful with what comes.

My devotees see everything as their Guru.

Other people’s acts will affect just them. It is only your own deeds that will affect you.

Do not fight with anyone, nor retaliate, nor slander anyone.

Always think of God and you will see what He does.

Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.
 
Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 09, 2007, 08:44:19 PM
"There are several ways to go up. One starts from here.
The journey is difficult, path full of tigers and wolves.
If you have a Guide with you, then your journey would be safe".

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 09, 2007, 08:45:05 PM
"When the devotees surrender themselves completely to their Sadguru, He sees that the religious functions in their houses are duly executed and complied with all the necessary formalities".-Sri Sai Satcharitra


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Ramesh Ramnani on May 10, 2007, 01:03:20 AM
JAI SAI RAM!!!

DON'T GET DISAPPONITED WHEN BABA SAI DOESN'T GIVE YOU WHAT YOU WANT.....HE KNOWS THE BEST TIME FOR YOU TO HAVE IT ACTUALLY YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL...BUT NOT AT ONCE....BE BLESSED...........

OM SAI RAM!!!
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 17, 2007, 07:28:58 AM
"What was then wanted and is now wanted is the whole-hearted devotion to Baba. All our senses, organs, and mind should co-operate in worshipping and serving Baba. It is no use in engaging some organs in the worship and deflecting others. If a thing like worship or meditation is to be done, it ought to be done with all our mind and soul".-Sri Sai Satcharitha


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 26, 2007, 06:52:47 AM
Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

Always think of God and you will see what He does.

Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.
 
Choose friends who will stick to you till the end, through thick and thin.

Let us be humble.

I give my devotees whatever they ask, until they ask for what I want to give.

You should not stay for even one second at a place where people are speaking disrespectfully of a saint.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 30, 2007, 08:56:46 PM
"The love that a chaste woman bears to her husband is sometimes compared to that which a disciple bears to his master (Guru). Yet the former falls far short of the latter, which is incomparable".-Sri Sai Satcharita.

TRUST IN THE GURU FULLY.

Sai baba.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: saibhakti on May 31, 2007, 03:38:26 AM
Om Sai Ram!


Baba's advice to all devotees!


"It is not good to dispute and argue. So don't argue, don't emulate others. Always consider your interest 

and welfare. The Lord will protect you. Yoga, sacrifice, penance, and knowledge are the means to attain

God. If you do not succeed in this by any means, vain is your birth. If any one does any evil unto you, to

do not retaliate. If you can do anything, do some good unto other."





Baba ," Let our faith be strong & patience be unshaken."

Om Sai Ram!

Ref: Shri Sai Satcharitra , chapter 10.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 03, 2007, 09:02:40 AM
Why fear when I am here?

Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

I am the slave of my devotee.

Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.

What is our duty? To behave properly. That is enough.

Without my grace, not even a leaf can move.

Do not kick against the pricks of life.

If you cannot endure abuse from another, just say a simple word or two, or else leave.

What do we lose by another’s good fortune? Let us celebrate with them, or strive to emulate them.

That should be our desire and determination.

If anyone offends you do not return tit for tat.

Look to me and I will look to you.

Be contented and cheerful with what comes.

My devotees see everything as their Guru.

If we see all actions as God’s doing, we will be unattached and free from karmic bondage.

Other people’s acts will affect just them. It is only your own deeds that will affect you.

Speak the truth and truth alone.

Do not fight with anyone, nor retaliate, nor slander anyone.

Let us be humble.

Fulfill any promises you have made.

To God be the praise. I am only the slave of God.

God will show His love. He is kind to all.

Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.
 
Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 08, 2007, 02:59:13 AM
HE WHO RAISES THE STORM CALMS IT TOO.

ALLAH MALIK HAI!



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 08, 2007, 08:10:46 PM
Sai Baba, therefore, not only advised his devotees, "Not to speak cuttingly to anyone so as to hurt him. He said, "Let anybody speak hundreds of things against you, do not resent by giving a bitter reply. If you always tolerate such things, you will certainly be happy", and to make sure that they did follow his advice, he also said, " He who carps and cavils at others, pierces me in the heart and injures me but that suffers and endures, please me the most".


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: shambi_me on June 08, 2007, 08:25:51 PM
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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 15, 2007, 03:13:24 AM
My eye is ever on those who love me.

Whatever you do, wherever you may be, always bear this in mind: I am always aware of everything you do.

I will not allow my devotees to come to harm.

If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out my hands to support him or her.


Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 22, 2007, 01:15:52 AM
Why fear when I am here?

Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.

What is our duty? To behave properly. That is enough.

If you are wealthy, be humble. Plants bend when they bear fruit.

Do not kick against the pricks of life.

Whoever makes me the sole object of their love, merges in me like a river in the ocean.

Look to me and I will look to you.

What God gives is never exhausted, what man gives never lasts.

Be contented and cheerful with what comes.

My devotees see everything as their Guru.

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 26, 2007, 05:53:54 AM
Always think of God and you will see what He does.

Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.
 

Sai baba

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 26, 2007, 05:56:36 AM
Two or three days previous, Baba had stopped His morning peregrinations and begging rounds and sat in the Masjid. He was conscious to the last and was advising the devotees not to lose heart. He let nobody know the exact time of His departure. Kakasaheb Dixit and Shriman Booty were dining daily with Him in the Masjid. That day (15th October) after arati, He asked them to go to their residence for dining. Still a few, viz., Laxmibai Shinde, Bhagoji Shinde, Bayaji, Laxman Bala Shimpi and Nanasaheb Nimonkar remained there. Shama was sitting down on the steps. After giving Rs. 9/- to Laxmibai Shinde, Baba said that He did not feel well there (in the Masjid) and that He should be taken to the Dagadi (stone) Wada of Booty, where He would be alright. Saying these last words, He leaned on Bayaji's body and breathed His last. Bhagoji noticed that His breathing had stopped and he immediately told this to Nanasaheb Nimonkar who was sitting below. Nanasaheb brought some water and poured it in Baba's mouth. It came out. Then he cried out loudly 'Oh Deva.' Baba seemed just to open His eyes and say 'Ah' in a low tone. But it soon become evident that Baba had left His body for good.

The news of Baba's passing away spread like a wild fire in the village of Shirdi and all people, men, women and children ran to the Masjid and began to mourn this loss in various ways. Some cried out loudly, some wallowed on in the streets and some fell down senseless. Tears ran down from the eyes of all and every one was smitten with sorrow.

http://www.saibabaofshirdi.net/satcharita/sai43_44.html

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 26, 2007, 05:57:36 AM
Has not Baba often said "He who carps and cavils at others, pierces Me in the heart and injures Me, but he that suffers and endures, pleases Me most." Baba thus pervades all beings and creatures and besets them on all sides. He likes nothing but love to all beings. Such nectar, pure auspicious ambrosia always flowed from Baba's lips. He therefore, concludes - Those who lovingly sing Baba's fame and those who hear the same with devotion, both become one with Sai.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 28, 2007, 06:34:45 AM
Will Hari provide? Shri Hemadpanth wrote beautifully, "If there be my Hari (Lord), He will feed me on my cot". This proverb is only true in respect of food and clothing, but if anyone trusting in this sits quiet and do nothing in spiritual matters, he will be ruined. One has to exert himself to his utmost for attaining self realization. The more he endeavors, the better for him. Mercy of Sadguru sees one safely through the stages of infant and the growing. Constant contemplation on the nature of the self, in whatever name it is called, is the endeavor for the adult. Yes, the adult has to work for it and gets what he/she works for!
 

 
Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: tana on June 28, 2007, 11:32:31 PM
Om Sai Ram...

BABA~~~~Faith is the root of spirituality. If you believe that God exists, He exists.
If you have no belief, so far as you are concerned God does not exist.

Jai Sai Ram...
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 29, 2007, 08:51:52 AM
HE WHO RAISES A STORM,CALMS IT TOO..

ALLAH MALIK HAI!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: pramanisa on June 30, 2007, 05:24:35 AM
In becoming happy, wealth is of no use. One has to first mould oneself to live a purer life. It you live with integrity, both bliss and peace shall abide in you.

If religious feelings grow in man, and God is held in the most primary and paramount position, then the very source of bliss will be at hand.

Follow the path of religion, shun what is profane (irreligious); speak the truth, never lie; adopt a broad-minded approach to life, keep away from narrow-mindedness; Look up not down.

If one has fully known the infinite greatness and divine powers of God, one would sustain no interest anywhere except for the God whom he has so known.

Even if we have grand palaces to live in, various delicacies to eat, and heaps of praises, they are not the fruits of this human life. But the real objectives are the company of the righteous and the rooting out of the evil traits in our nature.

One must commit to memory the favors that others do to you and chose to forget the discriminations meted out to you. Work with haste to complete any work that has a noble objective and delay what is inauspicious. That is the true sign of intelligence!

One who offers devotion, hears the divine episodes from God’s life, chants His name and yet if he lacks in dharma, he is a great sinner and is like one who desires to cross the ocean by swimming with a big stone over his head.

A devotee who has an intense love for God would always willingly abide by all His orders but would never act against His wishes.

With total surrender to God and His Sadhu, even an avalanche of calamities will be averted. Whereas, man’s own desperate endeavours will be of no avail.

A devotee, who either sings or chants the holy name of God or is engaged in unbroken chanting of the name of Narayan, should do so with his mind always focused on God.

Mental distress can only be coped with and cured by spiritual knowledge.

When unhappy, look at those who are in greater misery rather than those happier than you. This is the key to happiness on earth.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: shambi_me on June 30, 2007, 06:55:04 AM
OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM
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OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM
OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM
OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM
OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM
OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: pramanisa on June 30, 2007, 08:14:33 AM
There is only one religion, the religion of Love;
There is only one language, the language of the Heart;
There is only one caste, the caste of Humanity;
There is only one law, the law of Karma;
There is only one God, He is Omnipresent.


Start the Day with Love;
Spend the Day with Love;
Fill the Day with Love;
End the Day with Love;
This is the way to God.


Love in thought is Truth;
Love in action is Right Conduct;
Love in understanding is Peace;
Love in feeling is Non-Violence.


Honor all religions. Each is a pathway to God

You cannot see Me, but I am the Light you see by.
You cannot hear Me, but I am the Sound you hear by.
You cannot know Me, but I am the Truth by which you live.


The Lord will be watching with a thousand eyes the least activity of man to discover any slight trace of selfless love sweetening it.

Make your life a rose that speaks silently in the language of the heart.

Hands that help are holier than lips that pray.

Learn to give, not to take. Learn to serve, not to rule.

The Grace of God is like insurance. It will help you in your time of need without any limit.

Action with Love is Right Conduct.
Speak with Love and it becomes Truth.
Thinking with Love results in Peace.
Understanding with Love leads to non-violence.

Yesterday has deceived you and gone, tomorrow is a doubtful visitor. Today is a fast friend, hold fast to it.

Wealth that you hoard is not yours, wealth that you have given is really yours.

Your virtue is your shield, your vice is the weapon that inflicts wounds on you.

If there is righteousness in the heart,
There will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the character,
There will be harmony in the home.
When there is harmony in the home,
There will be order in the nation.
When there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: pramanisa on June 30, 2007, 08:14:54 AM
Children of Immortality! Remember that You are created in My Image and Likeness. Perfect. Live up to this Image in all planes. Live like Masters! Walk this Earth with Your Heads held high, Your Spirits soaring, Your Hearts open to Love, and believe in Yourself and GOD with You. Then all will go well. See Me everywhere, talk to Me and Love Me who is in Each. Then from Each I will respond and bring You into Glory.

- Baba
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: pramanisa on June 30, 2007, 09:37:11 PM
Troubles r like washing machine. they twist, turn n knock us around, but in the end we come out brighter than before
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: pramanisa on July 01, 2007, 09:45:16 AM
The one thing we can all agree, all faiths and ideologies, is that God is with the vulnerable and poor. God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house... God is in the silence of a mother who has infected her child with a virus that will end both their lives... God is in the cries heard under the rubble of war... God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives, and God is with us if we are with them.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: pramanisa on July 01, 2007, 09:45:57 AM
I learned the most important lesson of my life: that the extraordinary is not the birthright of a chosen and privileged few, but of all people, even the humblest. That is my one certainty: we are all the manifestation of the divinity of God.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: pramanisa on July 01, 2007, 09:46:30 AM
The more you succeed in loving, the more you'll be convinced at the existence of God and the immortality of your soul.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on July 08, 2007, 09:38:19 AM
WHY FEAR WHEN I AM HERE


SAI BABA


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on July 12, 2007, 01:51:01 AM
As Baba says:

"Faquir mera kitna dayala sab kucch deeta jayye –
Na kuch mange, na kuch bole. Kripa barsata jayye….

(Quote: Sai Sharan me)
(Translation: The Faquir showers his wealth on his children without asking for anything in return...)

Guru bina suna re sadho. ... ... guru se bichadna mera bhay hai
(Quote: Sai Charan Mein)
(Translation: The world is a meaningless place without Master’s grace…………. To fall from his grace is my fear or leads to death)




Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: tana on July 12, 2007, 01:59:26 AM
ॐ सांई राम....

दीपीका........बाबा है ना...

रख भरोसा सांई पर किये जा अपना काम ,
सतगुरू से लेकर नाम शुभ , बस जपे जा सांईराम,सांईराम ,सांईराम ...

जय सांई राम...
       
 
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on July 15, 2007, 02:53:43 AM
What is our duty? To behave properly. That is enough.

Without my grace, not even a leaf can move.


Look to me and I will look to you.

Distinguish right from wrong and be honest, upright and virtuous.

Speak the truth and truth alone.

If we see all actions as God’s doing, we will be unattached and free from karmic bondage

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on July 16, 2007, 02:00:31 AM
What is our duty? To behave properly. That is enough.


Distinguish right from wrong and be honest, upright and virtuous.

BABA bless me .....


ALLAH MALIK HAI!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: keerthisai on July 16, 2007, 05:40:50 AM
Rupali ji ( who is back in INDIA from PHILLIPINES)

With your permission I am psorting these lines taken from your post to enable others also read and enjoy the same.

Thanks

Finally BABA is the one who delicately like a flower will pick us out of all the problems and make life beautiful as ever before.

Regards
Keerthi

JAI SAI NATHA
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on July 17, 2007, 09:01:59 AM
ALLAH MALIK HAI!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: tana on July 18, 2007, 11:43:19 PM
Om Sai Ram...

 He who does this and surrenders himself to the Feet of Hari (Lord) will get free from all troubles and attain bliss. The Lord runs and helps him who remembers and meditates on Him with love and affection.


Jai Sai Ram...
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 02, 2007, 09:06:45 PM
NOT A LEAF CAN MOVE WITHOUT MY GRACE.

Sai baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 03, 2007, 01:36:23 AM
"It is not enough merely to prostrate before Sadguru, we must make complete surrender to him".-Shri Sai Baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 03, 2007, 08:44:11 AM
It is a general rule, that it is our good luck in the form of accumulation of merits in past births, that enables us to seek the company of Saints and profit thereby. In illustration of this rule, Hemadpant gives his own instance. He was a resident Magistrate of Bandra, A suburb of Bombay, for many years. A famour Mahomedan Saint named Pir Moulana was living there and many Hindus, Parsis and many others who followed different religion used to go to him and take his darshan. His Mujavar (priest) by name Inus pressed Hemadpant many a time, night and day, for going to see him, but for some reason or other he was not able to see him. After many years his turn came and he was called to Shirdi where he was permanently enlisted in Sai Baba's Darbar. Unfortunate fellows do not get this contact of the Saints. It is only the fortunate ones that get it.

http://www.saibabaofshirdi.net/satcharita/sai21.html

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 03, 2007, 08:45:11 AM
Sai Baba's greatness is unfathomable, so are His wonderful Leelas. His life is also such; for He is Para-Brahman (Lord God) incarnate.

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 07, 2007, 11:41:59 AM
Past, Present and Future are but three "time" states and Baba has the power to know

about the past of a devotee that led to his present state and also forsee how he will be

moving into the future. As He knows what future holds, Baba by virtue of His power,

prevents an unhappy event of the future for His devotee and ensures

a happy life here in and here after.



OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all,

to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
 

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 08, 2007, 11:18:27 PM
"Our karma is the cause of happiness and sorrow. Therefore, accept whatever comes your way".



-Shri Sai Baba





Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: saikrupakaro on August 22, 2007, 03:18:52 AM
:D :-*Eleven Assurances of Sai Baba:D :-*

Whoever puts his feet on Shirdi soil, his sufferings would come to an end.

The wretched and miserable would rise into plenty of joy and happiness, as soon as they climb the steps of my Mosque.

I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this earthly body.

My tomb shall bless and speak the needs of my devotees.

I shall be active and vigorous even from my tomb.

My mortal remains would speak from my tomb.

I am Ever living to help and guide all, who come to me, who surrender to me and who seek refuge in me.

If you look at me I look at you.

If you cast your burden on me, I shall surely bear it.

If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once.

There shall be no want in the house of my devotees.

Sai Anamika
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: saikrupakaro on August 23, 2007, 02:36:05 AM
:-* :-* :-* :-* :-*Dear Sai Bhagat, :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

when you see this Messge " Close your eyes and see SAI BABA  , breath inhale saying BABA BE WITH ME ALWAYS " open your eyes.

Thanks baba is happy with you.

 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*Bolo shri Sat Guru Sainath maharaj ki JAI :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Sai Anamika :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 12, 2007, 10:36:03 AM
Remember Him (Sai Baba) always with love, for He was engrossed in doing good to all, and always abided in His Self. To remember Him only is to solve the riddle of life and death. This is the best and easiest of Sadhanas, as it involves no expenditure. A little exertion here brings great rewards. So as long as our senses are sound, we should, minute my minute, practice this Sadhana. All other Gods are illusory ; Guru is the only God. If we believe in Sad-guru's holy feet, he can change our fortune for the better. If we serve Him nicely, we get rid of our Samsar. We need not study any philosophy like the Nyaya and the Mimansa. If we make Him our Helmsman, we can easily cross over the sea of all our pains and sorrows. As we trust the helmsman in crossing rivers and seas, so we have to trust our Sadguru in getting over the ocean of worldly existence. The Sadguru looks to the intense feeling and devotion of his devotees, endows them with knowledge and eternal bliss.


Shri Sai Satcharitra

Chapter X

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 12, 2007, 10:38:42 AM
Baba has promised, “I shall be active and vigorous even from the tomb,” and it is perhaps in the Mandir that we can most fully experience the phenomenon of Sai Baba and the remarkable way he has touched the hearts and lives of millions of people from all over the globe.   Baba’s omniscient presence is felt when one has Baba’s glance, when one sits at Baba’s feet .


http://www.shrisaibabasansthan.org/onlinedarshan/onlinedarshan1.htm

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 13, 2007, 11:06:21 PM
Material Wealth

"Ramathe Raam.. Aaaojee.. Aaaojee.. ..udiyaan ki goniyaan laaojee.."
(Oh Playful Rama.! .come on..and bring with you sacks of udi.)

Baba used to sing merrily, whenever He was in a cheerful mood. The power and greatness of udi, the sacred ash, is well known. It is believed that udi confers upon the devotees, health, prosperity, freedom from anxiety, and many other worldly gains. One peculiarity of this Saint God is that He encouraged His followers to seek material wealth. There were several incidents where Sainath Himself brought about a particular longing of the devotees during casual conversation, and benefited them appropriately. One famous parable of Sai Baba goes as follows: "My coffers are always open.. Come and fill your sacks as much as you want.." Now, material wealth, non-attachment, self surrender, salvation...How can they be all together? Don't they seem contradicting each other? How can one ask for worldly riches yet at the same time develop non-attachment?

Asking and receiving the material benefit confirms one's faith in Sadguru, the most important aspect of the spiritual journey. How can one know that he/she will get something unless he/she asks for it and gets it? Receiving benefits through His grace confirms and increases the faith in Him. This should be taken as a cognitive assurance from the Guru and logically, it must make one to pay careful and close attention to what the Guru says. Material and spiritual benefits are two separate entities and by separating them so, the need for each of them is well defined. Usually, it is a practice to justify one's wants based on the needs. However, a careful observation will reveal that there is no end for human needs and material wants are akin to a never-ending chain of temporary events perpetrated by the myth. Faith in Guru and His dispensation will also lead to the sense of contentment with the material wants. If one contemplates on Sadguru Sainath's coffers, it will be evident that the reference made was to something beyond material. Something that is perennial and something that results in everlasting happiness of His company.
 

 
Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 14, 2007, 09:03:33 AM
In Gita, Lord Krishna has given express assurance that those who are totally dedicated to Him with implicit faith and those who worship Him incessantly are helped and protected by Him. Sai Baba has given a similar promise to His devotees. His symbolic discourse with Shyama fully reflects his divine assurance to devotees who place unflinching faith in his protection as guardian Godfather.

Shyama was a school teacher. He became the first knowledgeable and conscious follower, devotee and propagator of Sai Baba's glory among the incoming educated and elite persons who visited Shirdi occasionally during olden days.

At first Shyama considered Sai Baba as a crazy fakhir. He was attracted to Baba as he was fond of tobacco and Baba used to give him sips of chili. After having a close company of Baba, the intelligence and education of Shyama brought home the understanding to him, that the strange behavior of the Master has some scheme behind it. He used to select good and pious persons for blessing and granting udhi with boons, whereas Baba at once found out the black sheep and wicked persons in society and remonstrated them. Thus Shyama who used to treat Baba as a mad fakhir and came only to enjoy and relish tobacco smoking, came to realise that Baba was the wisest among men and greatest among the sadhus of contemporary decades. Slowly he became the introducer, mediator and follower of Baba and used his affinity as a media to incoming devotees.

Once Baba gave a book of Vishnu Sahasra Namam taken by Him form the bundle of a Ramadasi, Shyama refused to accept it. Instead he requested Baba to protect him, remove his worries directly without the mediation of book or name. Baba then assured (in the words of Sai Geetayan) as follows:-

"O! Shyama is it necessary for me to repeat this to you every time that I carry the burden of my devotees for ever. I swear by the sacred flames burning in the Dhuni. There will be nothing short in the house of my devotee. He will be never destitute of food and clothing. Those who forget their body consciousness in my memory are blessed by me. I carry their burden. Those who will climb the footsteps of this mosque will be lifted up from the mire of this magic and transitory samsara. I will carry them on my shoulders to the yonder bank of peace, tranquility and deliverance. These devotees are dearer to me than my own soul because they forget themselves in the recitation of my name and meditation of my form. Shyama - I carry their burdens. I have repeated this a million times to you".

Baba has not left the world of devotees although he has left his human body. He is beside, before, behind and accompanying his devout followers. All burdens are to be placed at his feet by the devotees and behave in the world with 'Shraddha' and 'Saburi'. In fact this is the summing up of what Baba did and said during his lifetime. Shyama is the first and foremost comrade devotee assured in straight and direct terms.

(source Shri Saipadananda Special Magazine)

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 17, 2007, 09:56:13 AM
"If you want anything, beg from the Lord. Leave worldly honor. Try to get the Lord's grace and blessings"-Shri Sai Baba



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 17, 2007, 09:57:15 AM
one should have faith in Saibaba .No matter whatever one faces in the day to day life, one must have strong belief that Sri Saibaba is there to protect and the consequences are definitely for ones own good. When one cultivates this belief that Baba will always protect us, and that the inconveniences one faces in life are only for a small period and that these are the consequences of ones own mistakes, definitely one can become consistent with their devotion to Baba. We don't bring anything when we are born, we don't take anything when we pass away, only thing remains is the salvation we get by always remembering and devoting ourselves to Saibaba.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 20, 2007, 09:50:52 AM
"The true remedy is that the result of our past actions has to be suffered and get over".


Shri Sai Baba


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 28, 2007, 06:42:39 AM
In Sai Satcharitra it has been mentioned that Saints assign services to the  devotees in a peculiar way,which devotees long for.The saints inspire the work and the devotees become an indirect cause /instruments to achieve the objective.

To quote an instance in the year 1700,Shaka year,poet Mahipati wanted to write the lives of saints and saints in turn helped in getting the work done and by their (saints) inspiration he wrote Bhakta Vijaya,Sant Vijaya,Bhakta Leelamrut, and Sant Leelamrut.Same was with Das- Ganu Maharaj who wrote Bhakta Leelamrut and Sant Kathamrut.There are others like Mrs.Savitribai Ragunath Tendulkar who wrote a book describing wonderful leelas of Baba.Amidas Bhavani Mehta who published some stories on Sai Baba in Gujrati; .some Nos. of Sainath Prabha, a magazine published by Dakshina Bhiksha Sanstha of Shirdi, are also published

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 28, 2007, 06:43:58 AM
Hemadpant who thought that he was not fit to undertake the  writing of Sai Satcharitra completed the work  and is evident from Baba's words :-"Let him make a collection of stories and experiences, keep notes and memos; I will help him. He is only an outward instrument. I should write Myself My autobiography and satisfy the wishes of My devotees. He should get rid of his ego, place (or surrender) it at My feet. He who acts like this in life, him I help the most. What of My life-stories? I serve him in his house in all possible ways. When his ego is completely annihilated and there is left no trace of it, I Myself shall enter into him and shall Myself write My own life. Hearing my stories and teachings will create faith in devotees' hearts and they will easily get self - realization and Bliss; let there be no insistence on establishing one's own view, no attempt to refute other's opinions, no discussions of pros and cons of any subject."

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 03, 2007, 10:12:39 AM
“If you spread your palms with devotion before Me, I am immediately with you, day and night. Though I am here bodily, still I know what you do; beyond seven seas. Go wherever you will, over the wide world. I am with you. My abode is in your heart and I am within you. Always worship Me, who is seated in your heart, as well as, in the hearts all beings. Blessed and fortunate, indeed, is he who knows Me thus.”

-Satcharitra chapter 15. Baba imparted beautiful and important lesson to Mr. Cholkar in chapter 15.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 03, 2007, 08:42:38 PM
"The disciples should have firm faith, backed up by intelligence and if they and patience to these, their spiritual goal will not be distant. Control of breath -- ingoing and outgoing, or Hath-Yoga or other difficult practices are not at all necessary. When the disciples get the above-mentioned qualities, they become ready for further instructions and the Masters then appear and lead them on, in their spiritual path to perfection".-Shri Sai Satcharita


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 05, 2007, 11:23:52 PM
Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana



Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 09, 2007, 02:06:41 AM
http://www.jaysainath.com/





Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 14, 2007, 09:26:13 PM
According to Skanada Purana and wise philosophers the place where doors are open for all people ,of  the four viz;(Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya ans Shudra) classes for accomplishing the four Purusharthas, viz., Dharma,Artha, Kama and Moksha is called Dwarka . According to shirdibaba  Dwarka which he refered as Dwarkamai  was open not only to the four classes described above but also to the oppressed(distresse d),untouchables, lepers etc.

Another aspect of Dwarkamai is the everburning Dhuni that  Baba built which has been maintained by Shri Sai Sansthan of Shirdi.The Yadnya produces ashes which is the purest substance on the earth which has the power to destroy evil and impurity was generously distributed by Baba to his devotees for protecting from maladies.

May the sacred Dhuni always remind us of Sai and ward us against evil and calamities.

Om Shri Satchidanand Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai.

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 22, 2007, 10:08:21 PM
Sai Baba often said that-let His man (Devotee) be at any distance, a thousand koss away from Him, he will be drawn to Shirdi like a sparrow, with a thread tied to its feet..............


Before they came to Shirdi, Baba declared openly that - "To-day many of my Darbar people are coming".


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on October 23, 2007, 12:24:01 PM
WHY FEAR WHEN I AM HERE.

Sai baba




Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 05, 2007, 07:38:34 AM
Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.


Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.


Whatever you do, wherever you may be, always bear this in mind: I am always aware of everything you do.


I will not allow my devotees to come to harm


However distant my people may be, I draw them to me just as we pull a bird to us with a string tied to its foot.

Without my grace, not even a leaf can move.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Ramesh Ramnani on November 12, 2007, 07:51:28 AM
जय सांई राम।।।

अभिवादन शीलस्य नित्य वृद्धोअपि सेविनः
तस्य चत्वारी वर्धन्ते आयु विद्या यशो बलम

जो अभिवादन शील हैं और वृद्धों की सेवा करतें हैं, उनके आयु, विद्या, यश और बल आप से आप वृद्धि होती है।

अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई


ॐ सांई राम।।।
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Ramesh Ramnani on November 13, 2007, 01:58:58 AM
जय सांई राम।।।

Trusting BABA SAI completely means having faith that HE knows what is best for our life…

अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई


ॐ सांई राम।।।
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: priyanka_goel on November 13, 2007, 02:23:09 AM
om shri sai nathay namah
om shri sai nathay namah
om shri sai nathay namah
om shri sai nathay namah
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 13, 2007, 08:42:40 AM
OMSAIRAM!


http://heritageofshirdisai.org/greetings/Heritagecard.htm





Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Ramesh Ramnani on November 14, 2007, 02:37:11 AM
जय सांई राम।।।

BABA SAI enjoys watching every detail of your life…

अपना सांई प्यारा सांई सबसे न्यारा अपना सांई


ॐ सांई राम।।।
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 14, 2007, 09:55:08 PM
Why fear when I am here?
Have patience and faith in me.
You have to get everything from me.

Feed the hungry first, then feed thyself.
Entertain always noble thoughts.
Avoid falsehood and needless disputation.
Resort to the wise for guidance

Why are you anxious? I take all care of you.
How can I allow my children to fast or starve?
Ego must be killed out.
Not a leaf moves except by my grace.

If I do not save my children, who' else will?

All the universe is Me.
My business is to give blessings

Have consideration for the poor and wretched,
Efforts must be made to make the mind steady.
Remember, I look on all with an equal eye.
Even from the tomb, I shall be active and vigorous

ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 14, 2007, 09:56:26 PM
"I forgot everything but the Guru. My whole life was concentrated in my sight and my sight was on him (Guru). He was the object of my meditation. In silence I bowed down".-Shri Sai Baba


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 17, 2007, 09:05:54 AM
Sai Baba often said that-let His man (Devotee) be at any distance, a thousand koss away from Him, he will be drawn to Shirdi like a sparrow, with a thread tied to its feet.

Bow to the Kind Sai Who is the Abode of Mercy and Who is affectionate towards His devotees. By His mere darshan, He does away with their fear of this 'bhava' (samsar) and destroys their calamities.


Baba brought His devotees to Shirdi for darshan and satisfied their wants, material as well as spiritual.


ALLAH MALIK!




Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 17, 2007, 09:08:34 AM
Baba said to her,"Tell your son to believe in Me, to throw aside horoscopes and predictions of astrologers and palmists and go on with his studies. Let him appear for the examination with a calm mind, he is sure to pass this year. Ask him to trust in Me and not to get disappointed".



Thus he got through the examination that year successfully by Baba's grace, though the stars were against him. It is to be noted here that doubts and difficulties surround us just to move us and confirm our faith. We are tested as it were. If we only hold on steadily to Baba with full faith and continue our endeavours, our efforts will be ultimately crowned with success.


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 18, 2007, 09:14:47 AM
Megha died, all the villagers followed the funeral procession. Baba also accompanied them and showered flowers on Megha's body. After the obsequies were performed, tears flowed from Baba's eyes and like an ordinary mortal, Baba showed Himself overcome with grief and sorrow. Then covering the body with flowers and crying like a near relation, Baba returned to the Masjid.

Many Saints have been seen giving Sadgati to men, but Baba's greatness is unique


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 19, 2007, 10:11:20 AM
Why fear when I am here?

I will take you to the end.

Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

My people do not come to me of their own accord; it is I who seek and bring them to me.

Those who think that Baba is only in Shirdi have totally failed to know me.

Without my grace, not even a leaf can move.

Get on with your worldly activities cheerfully, but do not forget God.

Do not kick against the pricks of life.

If you cannot endure abuse from another, just say a simple word or two, or else leave.

Always think of God and you will see what He does.

Sai baba

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Ramesh Ramnani on November 21, 2007, 08:23:01 AM
JAI SAI RAM!!!

Zindagi Main Dukh Ko Delete Karo
Khushiyon Ko Save Karo
Dushmano Ko Hide Karo
Doston Ko Enter Karo
Phir Dekho BABA Ki Inayat Se Mili Hue Zindagi Ka Computer Kabhi Hang Nahi Hoga....
 
OM SAI RAM!!!
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 21, 2007, 09:33:33 PM
"Remember that the rainy clouds come to pass. I am always there with you.".-Shri Sai Baba


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 09, 2007, 11:34:26 PM
DWARKAMAI IS OUR DWARAWATI!
"Those who resort to this Masjid shall never suffer anything in this life and to the end of time.
This is no Masjid, but Dwarawati.
He who steps here will soon get health and happiness and his sufferings will come to an end".

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 23, 2007, 10:28:43 PM
DWARKAMAI I LOVE U..........

My devotees see everything as their Guru.

Sairam.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba ;et your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 03, 2008, 08:18:13 AM
Baba gave warning of the calamities which would befall on his devotees
well in advance and the following two incidents reveal the fact more
clearly.

There was a carpenter called Kondya in Shirdi, who was a great Sai
devotee. One afternoon, Baba said to him, "There is a fire in Khalwadi
(threshing ground); so you go there!" It was a hot summer afternoon; but
Kondya went running to the threshing ground; only to find that there was
no fire at all. "Why did You make me run in scorching heat?" Sai said,
"Turn around!" When Kondya turnded around, he saw that a stack of hay
was on fire and he could see the smoke. Suddenly, a strong wind started
blowing and there was an alarm in the village. The villagers thought
that, now all the stacks would catch fire causing great damage and so,
they pleaded with Baba. Sai reached Khalwadi and poured a ring of water
around the burning pile. He said, " Only this pile will burn. Others
will remain unharmed.?" And so it happened.

Nanasaheb Beray worked as an Inspector in the agricultural department.
He was a devotee of Sai Maharaj. Once, when he went for Sai's Darshan,
Sai said, "You go to the station (Kopergaon) immediately! Do not delay."
So, Nanasaheb left quickly. He drove the tonga at top speed. There was
another tonga following him. The gentleman sitting in it said, "There is
still time for the train. What's the hurry? We can take it easy." But
Mr. Beray did not agree and he went quickly to the station. Later, he
heard the news that the tong, which was following him was stopped and
looted by robbers. They also beat up the passengers. Mr. Beray then
realised the importance of Sai's words and kept saying that it was Sai
Who saved him.


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 05, 2008, 09:45:17 PM
"Maya troubles even me", said Sainath. But, He also assured that those seek Him will be saved from its perils and those who turns away, lashed. What could be easier than resorting to the Merciful Fakir that never stopped anyone from asking? The one who taught by His very living? How difficult would that be to listen to the most benevolent Sai who does not expect His children of rigorous rituals, but just faith and patience? How inconvenient could that be do simply submit to that Guru whose demands are love and devotion? Stay with Him and the ego will vanish.


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 05, 2008, 09:47:23 PM
"If someone asks for something and you do not want to part with it, do not lie and claim you have nothing, but decline politely saying that circumstances or your own desires prevent you."-Shri Sai Baba


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 05, 2008, 10:01:22 PM
"Fortunate are those who keep My name on their tongue."-Shri Sai Baba


ALLAH MALIK!



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 13, 2008, 08:56:40 AM
ALLAH ACCHA KAREGAA!

SAB KA MALIK EK!


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 13, 2008, 09:16:39 AM
11 Sayings of Sai Baba
- Whoever puts his feet on Shirdi soil, his sufferings would   come to an end.
- The wretched and miserable would rise into plenty of joy
and happiness, as soon as they climb steps of my samadhi.
- I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this   earthly body.
- My tomb shall bless and speak to the needs of my devotees.
- I shall be active and vigorous even from the tomb.
- My mortal remains would speak from the tomb.
- I am ever living to help and guide all who come to me, who   surrender to me and
who seek refuge in me.
- If you look to me, I look to you.
- If you cast your burden on me, I shall surely bear it.
- If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once.
- There shall be no want in the house of my devotees.


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 14, 2008, 10:50:33 AM
I will not allow my devotees to come to harm.

If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out my hands to support him or her


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 17, 2008, 02:30:24 AM
Begging and Humility

Baba's begging continued until His Mahasamadhi. During His final days, when His movements were restricted due to illness, Baba delegated the honor of begging His food to others. Such was His insistence on the honorable act of bowing in front of others for the daily bread. Begging aids in the purgation of pride and brings in humility. Humility is an easy path to God. Baba's insistence on begging is only to highlight this axiomatic truth.

Scriptures say that the duty of feeding a mendicant falls on the society, as the renounced do not earn their livelihood by other means. However, mendicancy is not a way for everyone. Only a few can tread that path. Mrs. Shaila Hattiangadi in "Sai's Story" wrote as follows:

Baba never recommended Sanyasa. "Sanyasa", He said, "is not the way for you. In fighting desires which are normal, you will lose all your strengths. The more you fight, the larger the temptations will become. And if you drain your energy and strength in trying to fight and overcome them, you will have no power left in you to reach God. Instead, live a normal, natural life, reserve the energy and use it positively to find God". "Sanyasa", he would say to His devotees, "is a path for select few, to be followed under divine guidance and directive, and not by one's inclination alone. It is very difficult path.

The real significance of Baba's begging is glorification of the virtue of humility and not just as an act of a mendicant. Let us on this Thursday, resolve to emulate our Sadguru and emphasis on the virtue of humility in our own way.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
 
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 17, 2008, 02:31:46 AM
"Avoid needless conflicts and falsehood."-Shri Sai Baba


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 24, 2008, 01:54:32 AM
On several occasions, Baba said out of love for His devotees - "What (whether good or bad) is ours, is with us, and what is another's is with him." - Ch. XLV, Shri Sai Satcharitra. Some of the simplest ex-pressions of Baba seem to have the message of greatest importance. A moment of contemplation on such comments might have the most profound effects on what we perceive as pain or pleasure. By the above statement, Sadguru Sainath has endorsed the thought that our actions precede our fruits, the consequences. He also several times advised that one have to endure the consequences of his past Karma. Devotees also have seen how Sainath comes to their rescue if the faith is earnest and the patience is complete. The patience is complete if the faith is earnest. He is the helmsman and His boundless coffers are open.
 

ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 30, 2008, 10:38:12 PM
Baba never fasted Himself, nor did He allow others to do so. The mind of the faster is never at ease, then how could he attain his Paramartha (goal of life)? God is not attained on an empty stomach; first the soul has to be appeased. If there is no moisture of food in the stomach and nutrition, with what eyes should we see God, with what tongue should we describe His greatness and with what ears should we hear the same?"-Sri Sai Satcharitha

ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 30, 2008, 10:40:32 PM
From the chapter 19th of Sri Sai Satcharitra, Baba's advice regarding our behavior- "Unless there is some relationship or connection, nobody goes anywhere. If any men or creatures come to you, do not discourteously drive them away, but receive them well and treat them, with due respect. Shri Hari (God) will be certainly pleased, if you give water to the thirsty, bread to the hungry, clothes to the naked, and your verandah to strangers for sitting and resting. If anybody wants any money from you, and you are not inclined to give, do not give, but do not bark at him, like a dog. Let anybody speak hundreds of things against you, do not resent by giving any bitter reply. If you always tolerate such things, you will certainly be happy. Let the world go topsy-turvy, you remain where you are. Standing or staying in your own place, look on calmly at the show of all things passing before you. Demolish the wall of difference that separates you from Me; and then the road for our meeting will be clear and open. The sense of differentiation, as I and thou, is the barrier that keeps away the disciple from his Master, and unless that is destroyed the state of union or atonement is not possible, "Allah Malik" i.e. God is the sole Proprietor, nobody else is our Protector. His method of work is extra-ordinary, invaluable, and inscrutable. His will will be done and He will show us the way, and satisfy our heart's desires. It is on account of Rinanubandh (former relationship) that we have come together, let us love and serve each other and be happy. He, who attain the supreme goal of life, is immortal and happy; all others merely exist, i.e., live so long as they breathe". Along with this message, Baba always insisted on "Faith and Patience". These two characteristics automatically brings "Vivek (knowledge / Discipline) and Vairagya (Detachment), Ability tolerate, and get rid of Pride (Ahamkara), which leads to ultimate goal of life.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 01, 2008, 02:55:21 AM
Our Karma is the cause of our happiness and sorrow; therefore put up with whatever comes to you. Allah (God) is the sole Dispenser and Protector, always think of Him. He will take care of you. Surrender to His feet with body, mind, wealth and speech, i.e. completely and then see what He does."


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 01, 2008, 02:56:23 AM
"Build the Wada with the temple. I shall fulfill the desires of all.

"after the temple is complete I will come there to stay" and staring at the Wada He added - "after the Wada is complete, we shall use it ourselves, we shall live, move and play there, embrace each other, and be very happy." '


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 03, 2008, 10:39:26 AM
I do not utter lies while speaking from this Dwarkamai........... :D


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 04, 2008, 01:53:07 AM
"His will, will be done and he will show us the way and satisfy
our heart's desire. It is an account of Rinanubandha   that we have
come together, let us love and serve each other and be happy. He who
attains the supreme goal of life is immortal and happy, all others
merely exist, live so long as they breathe.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 05, 2008, 07:30:35 AM
BABA wants from all of us 2 Paisa..of Shraddha aur Saburi.

                SHRADDHA    SABURI



ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 11, 2008, 06:20:14 AM
Kabir who seeing a woman grinding corn said to his Guru, Nipathiranjana, "I am weeping because I feel the agony of being crushed in this wheel of wordly existence like the corn in the hand-mill." Nipathiranjana replied, "Do not be afraid; hold fast to the handle of knowledge of this mill, as I do, and do not wander far away from the same but turn inward to the Centre, and you are sure to be saved."

Bow to Shri Sai -- Peace be to all

ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 11, 2008, 06:24:20 AM
About the Necessity of a Guru

Hemadpant has left no note, no memo about what Baba said regarding this subject, but Kakasaheb Dixit has published his notes regarding this matter. Next day after Hemadpant’s meeting with Sai Baba, Kakasaheb went to Baba and asked whether he should leave Shirdi. Baba Said, "Yes". Then someone asked - "Baba, where to go?" Baba said, "High up." Then the man said, "How is the way?" Baba said, "There are many ways leading there; there is one way also from here (Shirdi). The way is difficult. There are tigers and wolves in the jungles on the way." I (Kakasaheb) asked - "But Baba, what if we take a guide with us?" Baba answered, - "Then there is no difficulty. The guide will take you straight to your destination, avoiding wolves, tigers and ditches etc. on the way. If there be no guide, there is the danger of your being lost in the jungles or falling into ditches." Mr. Dabholkar was present on this occasion and he thought that this was the answer Baba gave to the question whether Guru was a necessity (Vide Sai Leela Vol. I, No.5, Page 47); and he thereupon took the hint that no discussion of the problem, whether man is free or bound, is of any use in spiritual matters, but that on the contrary real Paramartha is possible only as the result of the teachings of the Guru, as is illustrated in this chapter of the original work in the instances of great Avatars like Rama and Krishna, who had to submit themselves to their Gurus, Vasishtha and Sandipani respectively, for getting self- realization and that the only virtues necessary for such progress are faith and patience. (Vide Sai Satcharita, Ch. II, 191-92).

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 11, 2008, 06:27:20 AM
The premier poet-saint of Maharashtra, Shri Jnaneshwar Maharaj, has stated that the Lord loves those who write the lives of saints; and the saints also have a peculiar method of their own of getting the service, which the devotees long for, successfully accomplished. The saints inspire the work, the devotee becomes only an indirect cause or instrument to achieve the end.


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 11, 2008, 10:20:46 PM
(In Chapter 27 of Sri SaiSatCharita, Baba says to Shama - "Oh Shama, this book is very valuable and efficacious, so I present it to you, you read it. Once, I suffered intensely and My heart began to palpitate and My life was in danger. At that critical time, I hugged this book to My heart and then, Shama, what a relief it gave me! I thought that Allah Himself came down and saved Me. So I give this to you, read it slowly, little by little, read daily one name at least and it will do you good.")

ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 15, 2008, 01:06:53 AM
Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.


Sai baba


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 15, 2008, 10:49:47 PM
Why fear when I am here?


I am the slave of my devotee.

Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.

What is our duty? To behave properly. That is enough

Do not kick against the pricks of life.

What God gives is never exhausted, what man gives never lasts.


Be contented and cheerful with what comes.

Whoever withdraws their heart from wife, child, and parents and loves me, is my real lover.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 18, 2008, 08:02:05 AM
I do not utter lies while speaking from this Dwarkamai........... :D


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 21, 2008, 03:22:33 AM
"Why do you brag and fancy yourself great and pose yourself as an old Haji? Do you read Koran like this? You are proud of your pilgrimage to Mecca, but you do not know Me."-Sri Saibaba to Haji Siddique Phalake


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on February 23, 2008, 11:49:27 PM
I do not utter lies while speaking from this Dwarkamai........... :D


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 02, 2008, 09:32:58 AM
Sai baba asks us 2 paisa........... :D :D

Faith                                       Perseverance

ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 04, 2008, 08:31:30 AM
SAB KA MALIK EK!


Tere dar pe Sai hum aa gaye...................SS .........Leke.............Shraddha aur Saburi........


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: nimmi_sai on March 04, 2008, 10:38:15 AM
ये चरण अधिक पुरातन तथा पवित्र है । जब तुम चिंता से मुक्त होकर मुझ पर पूरा विश्वास करोगे, तभी तुम्हें अपने ध्येय की प्राप्ति हो जायेगी ।

साई
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 07, 2008, 11:55:24 PM
OMSAIRAM!

Sai baba Not a leaf can move without your grace.........ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 25, 2008, 11:05:33 AM
OMSAIRAM!OMSAIRAM!OMSAIRAM!

THANKYOU SAIBABA FOR SAVING ME.

BABA jab bhi mainey aapkee bat nahi manee,i have fallen...ALLAH MALIK HAI!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 27, 2008, 03:08:31 AM
Baba said, "There are several ways. One is from here", meaning that He is the Sadguru capable of helping one in the pursuit that a life may have. Having dissolved the myth the surrounded the requirements for a spiritual upliftment, Baba further simplified the path saying, "You can reach God from where ever you are".

Does the path simplified render the pursuit any simple?

Baba also cautions the seekers to be vigilant about the wolves and tigers from the outside and those within. The way Sai guides His children should emphasize one fact of spirituality. There are several ways by which one could pursue the spiritual path. Sai did not set a particular protocol nor did He force upon His believers, a rigid path to traverse upon. Even while some of the Gurus looked at people dissecting straight into their social status, religious standing, and origins, Sai embraced the untouchable, the Moslem, the leper and the likes with equanimity. He had a different way of gauging the merits of those who flocked Him, then and now. Some were outright reprimanded for their behavior while some were reformed without a word spoken. The learned had to wait while Baba welcomed the vagabond. The Antaryami showed the avaricious Madarasi, the path of truth through a peculiar vision. Dasganu's scholarly question was promptly directed to Kaka's maid. While Sai worked internally on some, His outrage was visible in case of others. While the drunkard was forced to quit the habit, blessings were forced upon His children such as Purandhare. It was the wrath of the stick for some while for the other it was the sweet carrots. Truly unfathomable are Sai's actions.

The communication between Baba and His child is unique and the rarest of its kind. Let us on this Thursday contemplate on that individual communication we have with Baba. The goal is as universal as the pursuit individual. Perhaps an important aspect of spirituality may lie in understanding the significance of these carrots and sticks.


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on March 27, 2008, 03:10:43 AM
"Read the Pothi everyday and while reading it understand with love and devotion"-Shri Sai Baba


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 01, 2008, 08:52:32 AM
What God gives is never exhausted, what man gives never lasts.

Be contented and cheerful with what comes.

My devotees see everything as their Guru.

Poverty is the highest of riches and a thousand times superior to a king’s wealth.

Put full faith in God’s providence.

Whoever withdraws their heart from wife, child, and parents and loves me, is my real lover.

Distinguish right from wrong and be honest, upright and virtuous.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 01, 2008, 08:53:44 AM
Choose friends who will stick to you till the end, through thick and thin.

Meditate on what you read and think of God.

I give my devotees whatever they ask, until they ask for what I want to give.

You should not stay for even one second at a place where people are speaking disrespectfully of a saint.

If you do not want to part with what you have, do not lie and claim that you have nothing, but decline politely saying that circumstances or your own desires prevent you.

Let us be humble.

Satsang that is associating with the good is good. Dussaya, or associating with evil-minded people, is evil and must be avoided.

What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get.

Recognize the existence of the Moral Law as governing results. Then unswervingly follow this Law.

All gods are one. There is no difference between a Hindu and a Muslim. Mosque and temple are the same.

Fulfill any promises you have made.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 02, 2008, 11:27:47 PM
"Get on cheerfully with your worldly activities, but do not forget God. Always remember Him" --Shri Sai Baba



ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 05, 2008, 08:30:38 AM
Mohabbat ka rastha jisne dikhaaya
Shraddha Saburi se jeena sikhaya
Us Sayee ko mere lakhon pranaam
Jab gaatha hoon main Sayee ka naam  


The one who showed us the path of Love
and to live with faith and patience
To that Sayee I offer my million salutations
As I sing the Holy name of Sayee  

ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 06, 2008, 09:07:32 PM
Sharma returned and after saluting Baba said,"Deva, what is this play of Yours? You first raise a storm and make us restless and then calm it down and ease us". Baba replied "You see mysterious is the path of action. Though I do nothing, they hold Me resonsible for the actions which take place on account of Adrista (destiny). I am only their witness. The Lord is the sole Doer and Inspirer. He is also most merciful. Neither I am God nor Lord. I am His obedient servant and remember Him often. He, who casts aside his egoism, thanks Him and he, who trusts Him entirely, will have his shackles removed and will obtain liberation".


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 13, 2008, 10:59:24 PM
Transformation of Urus into Rama-Navami Festival

Things were going on in this way and the fair was gradually increasing in importance till 1912 A.D., when a change took place; That year one devotee, Mr. Krishnarao Jageshwar Bhisma (the author of the pamphlet Sai Sagunopasana ), came for the fair with Dadasaheb Khaparde of Amraoti, and was staying on the previous day in the Dixit Wada. While he was lying on the verandah, and while Mr. Laxmanrao alias Kaka Mahajani, was going down with Puja materials to the Masjid, a new thought arose in his mind and he accosted the latter thus - There is some providential arrangement in the fact that the Urus or fair is celebrated in Shirdi on the Rama-Navami day; this day is very dear to all the Hindus; then why not begin the Rama-Navami Festival - the celebration of the birth of Shri Rama here on this day? Kaka Mahajani liked the idea, and it was arranged to get Baba s permission in this matter. The main difficulty was how to secure a Haridas, who would perform Kirtan and sing the glories of the Lord on the occasion. But Bhishma solved the difficulty, by saying that his Rama Akhyan (composition on Rama s birth) was ready, and he would do the Kirtan himself, while Kaka Mahajani should play on the harmonium. It was also arranged to get the Sunthavada (ginger-powder mixed with sugar) as Prasad prepared by Radha-Krishna Mai. So they immediately went to the Masjid to get Baba s permission. Baba, who knew all things and what was passing there, asked Mahajani, as to what was going on in the Wada. Being rather perturbed, Mahajani could not catch the purport of the question and remained silent. Then Baba asked Bhishma, what he had to say. He explained the idea of celebrating Rama-Navami festival, and asked for Baba s permission and Baba gladly gave it. All rejoiced and made preparations for the Jayanti1-festival. Next day, the Masjid was decorated with buntings etc., a cradle was supplied by Radha-Krishna Mai, and placed in front of Baba s seat and the proceedings started. Bhishma stood up for Kirtan and Mahajani played on the harmonium. Sai Baba sent a man to call Mahajani. He was hesitating to go, doubting whether Baba would allow the festival to go on; but when he went to Baba, the latter asked him as to what was going on and why the cradle was placed there. He answered that the Rama-Navami festival had commenced, and the cradle was put on for that purpose. Then Baba took a garland from the Nimbar (nitche), and placed it round his neck and sent another garland for Bhishma. Then commenced the Kirtan. When it came to a close, pound sounds of "Victory to Rama" went up; and Gulal (red - powder) was thrown up all round, amidst band and music. Everybody was overjoyed, when suddenly roaring was heard. The red-powder thrown promiscuously all round, went up, somehow entered Baba s eyes. Baba got wild and began to scold and abuse loudly. People got frightened by this scene and took to their heels. Those intimate devotees, who knew Baba well, took these scoldings and outpourings of Baba, as blessings in disguise. They thought that when Rama was born, it was proper for Baba to get wild and enraged to kill Ravana; and his demons, in the form of egoism and wicked thoughts etc. Besides they knew, that whenever a new thing was undertaken at Shirdi, it was usual with Baba to get wild and angry, and so they kept quiet. Radha-Krishna Mai was rather afraid; and thought that Baba might break her cradle, and she asked Mahajani to get the cradle back. When he went to loosen and unfasten the cradle, Baba went to him, and asked him not to remove it. Then after some time, Baba became calm, and that day s programme, including Mahapuja and Arati was finished. Later on, Mr. Mahajani asked Baba, for permission to remove the cradle, Baba refused the same saying, that the festival was not yet finished. Next day, another Kirtan and Gopal-Kala ceremony (an earthern pot containing parched rice mixed with curds is hung, only to be broken after the Kirtan , and the contents distributed to all, as was done by Lord Kri shna amongst His cow-herd (friends), were performed, and then Baba allowed the cradle to be removed. While the Rama-Navami festival was thus going on, the procession, of the two flags by day and that of the Sandal by night, went off with the usual pomp and show. From this time onwards, the Urus of Baba was transformed into the Rama-Navami festival.

From next year (1913), the items in the programme of Rama- Navami began to increase. Radha-Krishna Mai started a Nama-Saptah (singing the glory of God s name continuously day and night for seven days), from 1st of Chaitra, For this, all devotees took part by turns, and she also joined it, sometimes early in the morning. As Rama-Navami Festival is celebrated in many places all over the country, the difficulty of getting a Haridas was felt again. But 5 or 6 days before the festival , Mahajani met accidentally Balabuva Mali, who was known as modern Tukaram, and got him to do the Kirtan that year. The next year (1914), another Balabuva Satarkar of Brihadsiddha Kavate, District Satara, could not act as a Haridas in his own town, as plague was prevailing in his town, and so he came to Shirdi; With Baba s permission, which was secured through Kakasaheb Dixit, he did the Kirtan; and was sufficiently recompensed for his labour. The difficulty of getting a new Haridas every year was finally solved from 1914 by Sai Baba, as He entrusted this function to Das Ganu Maharaj permanently, and since that time, he has been successfully and creditably conducting that function uptill now.

Since 1912, this festival began to grow gradually year by year. From the 8th to 12th of Chaitra, Shirdi looked like a bee-hive of men. Shops began to increase. Celebrated wrestlers took part in wrestling bouts. Feeding of the poor was done on a grander scale. Hard work and sincere efforts of Radha-Krishna Mai turned Shirdi into a Sansthan (State). Paraphernalia increased. A beautiful horse, a palanquin, chariot and many silver things, pots, buckets, pictures, mirrors etc. were presented. Elephants were also sent for the procession. Though all this paraphernalia increased enormously, Sai Baba ignored all these things, and maintained His simplicity as before. It is to be noted that both the Hindus and Mahomedans have been working in unison in both the processions, and during the entire festival, there has been no hitch or quarrel between them at all so far. First about 5000- 7000 people used to collect, but that figure went up to 75000 in some years; still there was no outbreak of any epidemic or any riots w orth the name during so many past years.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 17, 2008, 12:59:33 AM
SHRADDHA AUR SABURI.


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 17, 2008, 06:51:26 AM
Das Ganu sought Baba for an explanation of a highly complicated metaphysical work, the Upanishad. Saibaba blessed him and said, "You need not be anxious, there is no difficulty about the matter, the maid servant of Kaka (Kakasaheb Dixit) will solve your doubts at Vile Parle, on your way home." Those who were present around thought that Baba was joking, but not Das Ganu. He knew fully well that seemingly meaningless utterances of Sadguru Sainath Maharaj are nothing but utter truths and the most competent authority for any explanation is only Sadguru and none else.
Faith in Saibaba grows as the saadhana intensifies, taking the seeker to different levels of perception. It can be said that such faith in most cases is just a relative measure of one's standing with his/her Sadguru. However, as Guru ji noted, the highest stage of spirituality there can only be one truth one definition and one experience about it. Guruji C.B. Satpathy ji wrote, "Many devotees are heard saying that they have 'faith in Baba', 'full faith in Baba' or are 'surrendered'. Would one ask them as to why and how they got this faith for Baba, the general reply is that In their difficult times they prayed to Baba and got the required help and, therefore, think that Baba will help them when ever they desire to avoid painful situations or pray for desirable happenings. Some of them are even seen to criticize other devotees for not having as much faith as they have and thereby enjoy a sense of spiritual superiority as if they and not Baba have the right and capacity to pass such value judgments on such matters."
A seeker in his pursuit does encounter occasional glimpses of God's magnificence, but that does not completely make him competent to explain the Supreme to everyone. Unless all the samskaras vanish, the seeker cannot be considered as the one that is sought! Even the great souls that lived with Saint God during the golden age had to go through those phases whereas devotees such as Das Ganu had in their capacity to abide by the complete faith in Saibaba. Let us remember and offer our prostrations to the Sadguru who is the only competent.
(Contributed by Sai Vichaar team)


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 17, 2008, 06:56:21 AM
"Be honest in all your dealings".-Shri Sai Baba


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be oru sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 17, 2008, 10:51:05 AM
If we see all actions as God’s doing, we will be unattached and free from karmic bondage.

Other people’s acts will affect just them. It is only your own deeds that will affect you


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 17, 2008, 10:52:14 AM
Choose friends who will stick to you till the end, through thick and thin.

Meditate on what you read and think of God.

I give my devotees whatever they ask, until they ask for what I want to give.

You should not stay for even one second at a place where people are speaking disrespectfully of a saint.


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on April 23, 2008, 10:05:14 PM
OMSAIRAM!Y FEAR WHEN I AM HERE.

SAI BABA

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 08, 2008, 04:28:57 AM
Not a leaf can move without your grace Sainath,then who we are.............Rahem BABA.


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 11, 2008, 06:00:42 AM
The four sadhanas and the six Sastras are not necessary. Just has complete trust in your guru: it is enough.

Meditate on me either with form or without form, that is pure bliss.

God is not so far away. He is not in the heavens above, nor in hell below. He is always near you.

If anyone gets angry with another, they wound me to the quick.

ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 11, 2008, 06:01:41 AM
The giver gives, but really he is sowing the seed for later: the gift of a rich harvest.


ALLAH MALIK HAI!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 11, 2008, 06:02:43 AM
God will show His love. He is kind to all.

Whenever you undertake to do something, do it thoroughly or not at all.

ALLAH MALIK HAI!


SAB KA MALIK EK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 13, 2008, 02:14:49 AM
BABA aapney hum se mangey 2 paisey Shraddha aur Saburi.

Bless us BABA.

ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 15, 2008, 12:10:56 AM
"It is better for one to take only what he can digest and assimilate".-Shri Sai Baba


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: vaijusai@sai.com on May 15, 2008, 04:50:30 AM
Shirdi Sai Saiashtothram -Sai Ashtothram


1.   OM Shri Sai Nathaaya namaha
2.   OM Shri Sai Lakshmi naarayanaya namaha
3.   OM Shri Sai Krishnaraamashiva maruthyaadhi roopaaya namaha
4.   OM Shri Sai Seshasai ne namaha 
5.   OM Shri Sai Godhavarithata seeladhivasi ne namaha 
6.   OM Shri Sai Bhakta hrudayalayaaya namaha 
7.   OM Shri Sai Sarva hrudh vasine namaha 
8.   OM Shri Sai Bhoota vaasaya namaha 
9.   OM Shri Sai Bhootha bhavishyadh bhaava vargithaaya namaha 
10.   OM Shri Sai Kaalaa thithaaya namaha 
11.   OM Shri Sai Kaalaya namaha 
12.   OM Shri Sai Kaala kaalaaya namaha 
13.   OM Shri Sai Kaaladarpada manaaya namaha 
14.   OM Shri Sai Mrutyunjayaaya namaha 
15.   OM Shri Sai Amarthyaaya namaha 
16.   OM Shri Sai Marthyaa bhayapradhaaya namaha 
17.   OM Shri Sai Jeevadhaaraya namaha 
18.   OM Shri Sai Sarvadhaaraaya namaha
19.   OM Shri Sai Bhaktaavana samarthaaya namaha 
20.   OM Shri Sai Bhaktavana prathikjnaaya namaha 
21.   OM Shri Sai Anna vastra daaya namaha 
22.   OM Shri Sai Aroogya ksheemadaaya namaha 
23.   OM Shri Sai Dhana maangalya pradaaya namaha 
24.   OM Shri Sai Riddhi Siddhi daaya namaha 
25.   OM Shri Sai Putra mitra kalathra bandhudaaya namaha 
26.   OM Shri Sai Yogakshema vahaaya namaha 
27.   OM Shri Sai Aapadh bhaandhavaaya namaha 
28.   OM Shri Sai Margabandhavee namaha 
29.   OM Shri Sai Bhuddhi mukti swargapavargadaya namaha 
30.   OM Shri Sai Priyaya namaha 
31.   OM Shri Sai Preeti vardhanaaya namaha 
32.   OM Shri Sai Antharyamine namaha 
33.   OM Shri Sai Sachitath mane namaha 
34.   OM Shri Sai Nityanandaaya namaha 
35.   OM Shri Sai Parama sukhadaaya namaha 
36.   OM Shri Sai Parameeshwaraaya namaha 
37.   OM Shri Sai Parabrahmanee namaha 
38.   OM Shri Sai Paramaatmanee namaha 
39.   OM Shri Sai Gnaana Swaroopine namaha 
40.   OM Shri Sai Jagatha pithre namaha 
41.   OM Shri Sai Bhaktanaam maathru daathru pithaamahaaya namaha 
42.   OM Shri Sai Bhaktaabhaya pradhaaya namaha 
43.   OM Shri Sai Bhakta para dheenaya namaha 
44.   OM Shri Sai Bhaktaanugraha karaaya namaha 
45.   OM Shri Sai Sharaanagatha vatsalaaya namaha 
46.   OM Shri Sai Bhakti shakti pradaaya namaha 
47.   OM Shri Sai Gyana vyraaghya daaya namaha 
48.   OM Shri Sai Preema pradaaya namaha 
49.   OM Shri Sai Samsaya hrudaya dhowrbhalya paapa karma vaasanaa kshayakaraaya namaha
50.   OM Shri Sai Hrudayagranthi bhedakaaya namaha 
51.   OM Shri Sai Karma dhvamsine namaha 
52.   OM Shri Sai Sudda sath vasthithaaya namaha 
53.   OM Shri Sai Gunaatheetha gunaathmanee namaha 
54.   OM Shri Sai Anantha kalyaana gunaaya namaha 
55.   OM Shri Sai Amitha parakramaaya namaha 
56.   OM Shri Sai Jaine namaha 
57.   OM Shri Sai Durdharsha shobaya namaha 
58.   OM Shri Sai Aparaajitaya namaha 
59.   OM Shri Sai Trilookeeshu askanthitha gatayee namaha 
60.   OM Shri Sai Ashayak rahitaaya namaha 
61.   OM Shri Sai Sarva shakti murthayee namaha 
62.   OM Shri Sai Sorupa sundaraaya namaha 
63.   OM Shri Sai Suloochanaaya namaha 
64.   OM Shri Sai Bahuroopa vishwamurthayee namaha 
65.   OM Shri Sai Aroopav yaktaaya namaha 
66.   OM Shri Sai Aachintyaaya namaha 
67.   OM Shri Sai Sookshmaaya namaha 
68.   OM Shri Sai Sarvaanthar yaminee namaha 
69.   OM Shri Sai Manoovaaga theethaya namaha 
70.   OM Shri Sai Prema murthayee namaha 
71.   OM Shri Sai Sulabha durlabhaaya namaha 
72.   OM Shri Sai Asahaya sahaayaya namaha 
73.   OM Shri Sai Anatha naatha deenabaandhavee namaha 
74.   OM Shri Sai Sarvabhaara bhrutee namaha 
75.   OM Shri Sai Akarmaaneeka karma sukarmine namaha 
76.   OM Shri Sai Punyasravana keerthanaaya namaha 
77.   OM Shri Sai Theerthaaya namaha 
78.   OM Shri Sai Vasudevaya namaha 
79.   OM Shri Sai Sataam gathayee namaha 
80.   OM Shri Sai Saty parayanaya namaha 
81.   OM Shri Sai Lokanaathaya namaha 
82.   OM Shri Sai Pavanana ghaaya namaha 
83.   OM Shri Sai Amruthamsavee namaha 
84.   OM Shri Sai Bhaskara Prabhaaya namaha 
85.   OM Shri Sai Bramacharya tapa saryaadi suvrathaaya namaha 
86.   OM Shri Sai Satyadharma paraayanaya namaha 
87.   OM Shri Sai Siddhesh varaaya namaha 
88.   OM Shri Sai Siddha sankalpaaya namaha 
89.   OM Shri Sai Yogeshwaraaya namaha
90.   OM Shri Sai Bhagwate namaha
91.   OM Shri Sai Bhakta vatsalaaya namaha 
92.   OM Shri Sai Sathpurushaaya namaha 
93.   OM Shri Sai Purushootthamaaya namaha 
94.   OM Shri Sai Satya tatva bodhgaya namaha 
95.   OM Shri Sai Kaamaadi sharva akgnyana dwamsine namaha
96.   OM Shri Sai Abhe dhaanandanu bhava pradhaaya namaha 
97.   OM Shri Sai Sama sarvamatha sammataaya namaha 
98.   OM Shri Sai Shri Dakshinaa moorthiyee namaha 
99.   OM Shri Sai Shri Venkatesa ramanaaya namaha 
100.   OM Shri Sai Adbhuthaanantha charyaaya namaha 
101.   OM Shri Sai Prapannarthi haraaya namaha 
102.   OM Shri Sai Samsaara sarva dukha kshayakaraaya namaha 
103.   OM Shri Sai Sarva vitsarvato mukhaaya namaha
104.   OM Shri Sai Sarvaantharbhahis thitaaya namaha
105.   OM Shri Sai Sarvamangala karaaya namaha 
106.   OM Shri Sai Sarvaabhishta pradhaaya namaha
107.   OM Shri Sai Samarasa sanmaarga sthaapanaaya namaha 
108.   OM Shri Sai samartha sadguru Shri Sai nathaaya namaha 
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 20, 2008, 09:29:44 AM
Baba never, in fact, actually begged any money, nor allowed His Bhaktas to beg. He regarded money as a danger or bar to spiritual progress and did not allow His Bhaktas to fall into its clutches. Bhagat Mhalsapati, is an instance on tis point. He was very poor and could hardly make both ends meet. Baba never allowed him to make any money, nor gave him anything from the Dakshina amount. Once a kind and liberal merchant named Hansaraj gave a large amount of money to Mhalsapati in Baba's presence, but Baba did not allow him to accept it.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 20, 2008, 09:30:49 AM
Baba, "Will the coconut give her any issue? How people are foolish and fancy such things!"

Shama, "I know the power of Your word and blessing. Your word will give her a string or series of children. You are wrangling and not giving real blessing".

The parley went on for a while. Baba repeatedly ordering to break the coconut and Shama pleading for the gift of the unbroken fruit to the lady. Finally Baba yielded and said, "She will have an issue". "When?" asked Shama. "In 12 months" was the reply. The cocoa-nut was therefore broken into two part, one was eaten by the two, the other was given to the lady.

The Shama turned up to the lady and said, "Dear madam, you are a witness to my words. If within 12 months you do not get any issue, I will break a cocoa-nut against this Deva's head and drive him out of this Masjid. If I fail in this, I will not call myself Madhav. You will soon realize what I say".

She delivered a son in one year's time and the son was brought to Baba in his fifth month. Both husband and wife, prostrated themselves before Baba and the grateful father (Mr. Aurangabadkar) paid a sum of Rs.500/- which was spent in constructing a shed for Baba's house "Shyamakarna".

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 20, 2008, 09:31:48 AM
When Tatya Patil, after offering chillim, attar (scent) and rose-water, rose to depart, Baba said to him lovingly - "Guard Me, go if you like, but return sometimes at night and enquire after Me." Replying in the affirmative Tatyaba left the Chhavadi and went home


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 21, 2008, 01:09:28 AM
Sai Baba advised to avoid criticism:

In was Baba’s practice to give signs or remark to His devotees worship or belief in order to make it firm.
Once in Wada, two of my relatives were criticizing others in someway or others. I was feeling sleepy and so I went to sleep. They were talking till 2 at night. At last they realised that whatever they were doing was wrong. So one of them said, “We have criticized much, we should stop now and go to sleep.”
Next day along with other devotees they went for darshan of Baba. When they both bowed to Baba, He said, “Many types of people, good, bad or ill-hearted, come to our darbar, but why should we criticize anyone?”
My relatives understood Baba’s hint and took the lesson that we should not criticize anybody.


Translated from Gujarati Magazine "Dwarkamai"


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 22, 2008, 02:38:37 AM
Mr.Shevade

Mr. Sapatneker of Akkalkot (Sholapur District) was studying for law. A co-student Mr.Shevade met him. Other fellow students also gathered together and compared notes of their study. It was found by the questions and answers amongst themselves, that Mr.Shevade was the least prepared of all for the examination, and therefore all the students derided him. But he said that though he was not prepared, he was sure to pass the examination, as his Sai Baba was there to get him through it successfully. Mr.Sapatnekar was surprised at this remark. He took Mr.Shevade aside and asked him who this Sai Baba was whom he extolled so high. He replied - "There lives in a Masjid in Shirdi (Ahmednagar District) a fakir. He is a great Sat-purusha. There may be other saints, but this is unique. Unless there is a great store of merits on one's account, one can't see Him. I fully believe in Him, and what He says will be never untrue. He has assured me that I will pass definitely next year and I am confident that I will get through the final examination also with His grace."


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 23, 2008, 10:12:27 PM
one has to reap what one sows, and there is no escape unless one suffers and squares up one's old debts and dealings with others, and that greed for money drags the greedy man to the lowest level and ultimately brings destruction on him and others.


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 23, 2008, 10:23:37 PM
I feel always anxiety for My men. He who does anything (spiritual endeavour) will reap its fruit and he who remembers these words of Mine will get invaluable happiness."


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 25, 2008, 11:53:17 PM
Possessing peaceful mind and wisdom supreme
Sainath the compassionate you are the ocean of kindness,
truth incarnate and destroyer of the darkness of ignorance. Protect me protect me Shri Sainath of Shirdi You are the sun of Divine knowledge
The bestower of choicest blessings
Oh fabled HAMSA of the mind of the devotees
Protector you are of those who surrender to you.

You are the BRAHMADEV Creator of the world
You, the sustainer of the world VISHNU
The destroyer of the three worlds you are that very RUDRA
There is no place of this earth where you are not omniscient oh you Sainath

You dwell in all our hearts Forgive us all our sins
I implore you And those waves of doubts and delusions repel instantly
You are the cow and I the calf You are the moon and I the stone melted by its light
At your feet which are like the Ganges Respectfully the slave (Your Name) bows down.

Place on my head your hand and bless me oh Lord
Ward off my sorrow and worry for this (Your Name) is your servant.
With this eight-fold prayer I prostrate myself before you
My sins and demerits suffering and poverty ward off immediately.

You are the cow and I the calf You are the mother and I the child
Do not harbor any harsh feelings towards me.
You are the sandalwood from Malagiri I am a thorny shrub.
You are the life giving waters of the Godavari and I the greatest of sinners.

If after having your DARSHAN the impurities of my mind remains unchanged
GURURAYA who will then call you sandalwood.
The proximity of MUSK(KASTURI) makes even the dust more valuable.
The fragrance of flowers is transmitted to the thread which ties the garlands.

This is the way of the great whosoever they come in touch with to him they impart a part of their greatness.
Sacred ashes loin cloth and the bull made SHIVA symbolic parts of himself
Therefore these objects are praised in all quarters
For the amusement of the cowherds at Vrindavan the Lord of the world played DAHI KALA
That too has earned recognition from wise men.

Similarly I am a sinner but I am under your protection will you not redeem me
oh GURURAYA from my sinful state.
Worldly or spiritually in whatever objects I seek satisfaction I have no doubt
oh GURURAYA that you will grant me these.

With your grace control my mind
If the oceans are sweetened there is no fear of their being salty.
To make the oceans sweet truly you have the powers therefore
this supplication of Das Ganu please concede.

Whatever my shortcomings they are all yours.
You are the foremost among the spiritual masters so do not stint while giving.
Why should I speak more you are my refuge
the child held in the mother's arms is naturally without fear.
So be it this hymn of praise whosoever read with love their desires fulfill oh Lord.
Your blessings for this hymn I entrust

May the difficulties of he who recites this sincerely be warded off within a year. After performing all ablutions should this hymn be recited regularly with a pure and sincere feeling in you heart and if this be not possible then on every Ekadashi this hymn should be read to realize the beneficial effect. One who recited this with faith will ultimately progress spiritually by the grace of GURU who will satiate the material desires readily and thereby deliver him from bondage. With repeated recitations of this hymn dull wits will be sharpened. Wherever wealth is wanting KUBER the Lord of wealth himself will come to stay on reading this hymn This is the truth and so it shall be. To the childless, children will be born on reciting this hymn and the ailment of one who recites this hymn will be dispelled in all directions. Fear and worry will disappear and prestige will increase He will realize the imperishable BRAHMAN with the regular recitation of this hymn.

Regarding this hymn oh wise ones have faith in your hearts about the efficacy of this hymn and give no place to doubts and misconceptions Go on a pilgrimage to Shirdi and concentrate on the Lotus feet of Baba who is the succor of the poor and the meek the wish fulfilling tree of the devotees. It was because of the inspiration received from him that this hymn has been composed how else could have an insignificant ignorant like me have written it.

In shaka 1840 in the bright half of the BHADRAPAD month on GANESH CHATURTHI day Monday in the second PRAHAR this humble tribute of praise to Shri Sainath was completed in Maheshwaram by the sacred banks of the Narmada near Shri Ahilya Devi's Samadhi At Maheshwaram the famous TIRTHA the hymn was completed. Shri Sainath made me utter every word by becoming part of my mind. The disciple Damodar became the scribe truly I Das Ganu am only an obedient servant of all the saints and sages. Peace be with you and may this humble tribute of praise to Shri Sainath help you cross the worldly ocean This is the prayer with faith and respect of Das Ganu to Shri Panduranga. Let this be offered to Shri Hari Hara Bless us oh Lord PUNDALIK VARDA (Fulfiller of wishes) I recall Sitakanta Hail Hail Rama Parvati Pate Har Har Mahadev. Hail to Shri Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Shri Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Shri SAdguru Sainath Maharaj I offer this to you Bless us oh Lord.

BOW TO SHRI SAI PEACE BE TO ALL


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 29, 2008, 02:04:47 AM
"I require no door to enter, I have no form nor any shape; I always live everywhere"-Shri Sai Baba


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 29, 2008, 02:07:53 AM
Jayaa Manim Jaisaa Bhaava
Tayaa Taisaa Anubhava
Davisi Dayaghana, aisii tujhi hi maava


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 29, 2008, 02:29:32 AM
OMSAIRAM!BABA Not a leaf can move without your grace.


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on May 31, 2008, 01:26:40 AM
OMSAIRAM!SAB KA MALIK EK!


ALLAH MALIK!


SHRADDHA              SABURI



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 07, 2008, 12:55:12 AM
Sai Baba was an Avtari Purush, but lived as an ordinary person in order to fulfill the wishes of His devotees. In the following incident, it is clear that Sai Baba did only what was right for the sake of humanity.

A case was filed against a thief of Dhuliya for burglary of ornaments in the court of Tahesildar. The thief said in his self protection that he had not stolen those ornaments; instead they were given to him by Sai Baba of Shirdi. He is the only witness of this matter. After hearing the petition of the thief it was decided by the court to send summons to Sai Baba to be present in the court.

A case was filed against a thief of Dhuliya for burglary of ornaments in the court of Tahesildar. The thief said in his self protection that he had not stolen those ornaments; instead they were given to him by Sai Baba of Shirdi. He is the only witness of this matter. After hearing the petition of the thief it was decided by the court to send summons to Sai Baba to be present in the court. A personnel of the court was sent to Shirdi to inform Sai Baba about this. But Baba tore the summons and threw them in burning Dhuni. The personnel informed the court about refusal of presence of the witness. On getting such report the court ordered to make the witness present in the court anyhow. So a head constable Ganpat Ramji took the warrant to Shirdi. He read the warrant before Sai Baba and requested Him to come to Dhuliya with him. Sai Baba showered abuses on him and said throw the warrant in heal. Now Ganpat Ramji did not have the courage to take Sai Baba with him.

To be contd

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 07, 2008, 12:56:40 AM
When Ganpat reached Dhuliya without Sai Baba, he met Dasganu in the police station. Dasganu said that Sai Baba is not an ordinary person, He is Pandharinath of Pandharpur, God Dattatreya. We cant issue any warrant to him, we must discuss the matter with Deputy Collector Nanasaheb Chandorkar in this matter. Nanasaheb advised to make an application in the following manner: Sai Baba is not an ordinary person, He is a Divine personality, many people worship Him as God, therefore it is not proper to issue warrant against Him. Also it is not proper to make Him stand in the place of witness in the court. This application was signed by many experienced devotees of Sai Baba. So the court ordered to form a commission and this commission would take the statement of Sai Baba.

Commissioner Nanasaheb Joshi came to Shirdi and started to note down the statement of Sai Baba in the following manner:

Q - Whatever you will say will be true, do u agree?
A – Yes, that will be true.
Q – What is your name?
A – People call me Sai Baba
Q – What is your fathers name?
A – Sai Baba
Q – What is your Gurus name?
A – Vekunsha
Q – What is your Dharm or Panth?
A – Kabir Dharm
Q – What is your caste and family?
A – Parvar Digar Allaah or God
Q – Do you know the guilty?
A – I know him and everybody.
Q – The guilty says that he lived with You, is it true?
A – Yes, I live with everybody, everyone is mine
Q – The guilty says that the ornaments which he possesses are not stolen, but were given to him by You, is it true?
A – Yes, I give everybody everything

When the investigation was going on, the commissioner asked for the register of the Panchayat, in which details of the persons who visited Shirdi and when left Shirdi were noted.

The commissioner continued

Q – On the day of the incident, the guilty was not present in Shirdi and You gave ornaments to him, is it true?
A – Yes it is in the same manner
Q – Baba, if it is true that You have given him the ornaments, then please tell me from where did the ornaments came from to You?
Hearing this Sai Baba got angry and said I dont have any relation with all this.

Nanasaheb Joshi got frightened seeing this form of Sai Baba, he did Shastang Namaskar to Sai Baba and signature of Sai Baba was not even taken. The commissioner prepared a report from the details of the register of Gram Panchayat that guilty was not present in Shirdi on the day of the incident and was given Karavas punishment without relating anything to Sai Baba.

Source : Translated from a Gujarati Book 'Sai Sarovar'


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 08, 2008, 10:23:13 PM
 Baba replied "You see mysterious is the path of action. Though I do nothing, they hold Me resonsible for the actions which take place on account of Adrista (destiny). I am only their witness. The Lord is the sole Doer and Inspirer. He is also most merciful. Neither I am God nor Lord. I am His obedient servant and remember Him often. He, who casts aside his egoism, thanks Him and he, who trusts Him entirely, will have his shackles removed and will obtain liberation".  


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 10, 2008, 03:18:14 AM
OMSAIRAM!SAB KA MALIK EK!ALLAH MALIK!


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 10, 2008, 03:29:05 AM
ELEVEN ASSURANCES

1) Who so ever puts his feet on SHIRDI soil, his sufferings would come to an end.

2) The wretched and miserable would rise into plenty of joy and happiness, as soon as they climb the steps of DWARAKAMAI.

3) I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this earthly body.

4) My tomb shall bless and look to the needs of my devotees.

5) I shall be active and vigorous even from the tomb.

6) My mortal remains would speak from the tomb.

7) I am ever living , to help and guide all who come to me, who surrender to me and who seek refuge in me.

8 If you look to me, I look to you.

9) If you cast your burden on ME, I shall surely bear it.

10) If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once.

11) There shall be no want in the house of my devotees.

ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: priyanka_goel on June 10, 2008, 03:31:01 AM
om shri sai nathay namah
om shri sai nathay namah
om shri sai nathay namah
om shri sai nathay namah
om shri sai nathay namah
om shri sai nathay namah
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 13, 2008, 12:58:51 AM
SAB KA MALIK EK!


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 13, 2008, 10:02:05 PM
one has to reap what one sows, and there is no escape unless one suffers and squares up one's old debts and dealings with others, and that greed for money drags the greedy man to the lowest level and ultimately brings destruction on him and others.


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 13, 2008, 10:05:18 PM
Baba's Nectar-like words

The kind and merciful Sai Baba, said many a time the following sweet words in the Masjid - "He who loves Me most, always sees Me. The whole world is desolate to him without Me, he tells no stories but Mine. He ceaselessly meditates upon Me and always chants My name. I feel indebted to him who surrenders himself completely to Me and ever remembers Me. I shall repay his debt by giving him salvation (self-realization). I am dependent on him who thinks and hungers after Me and who does not eat anything without first offering it to Me. He who thus comes to Me, becomes one with Me, just as a river gets to the sea and becomes merged (one) with it. So leaving out pride and egoism and with no trace of them, you should surrender yourself to Me Who am seated in your heart."


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 13, 2008, 10:06:54 PM
The love that a chaste woman bears to her husband is sometimes compared to that which a disciple bears to his master (Guru). Yet the former falls far short of the latter, which is incomparable. No one, whether he be father, mother, brother or any other relation, comes to our aid in attaining the goal of life (self-realization). We have to chalk out and traverse the path of self-realization ourselves. We have to discriminate between the Unreal and the Real, renounce the things and enjoyments of this world and the next, control our senses and mind, and aspire for liberation only. Instead of depending upon others, we should have full faith in ourselves. When we begin to practice discrimination, we come to know, that the world is transient and unreal and our passion for worldly things becomes less and less, and ultimately we get dispassion or non-attachment for them. Then we know that the Brahma which is no other than our Guru is the sole reality and as It transcends and besets the seeming universe, we begin to worship It in all creatures. This is the unitive Bhajan or worship. When we thus worship the Brahma or Guru whole-heartedly, we become one with Him and attain self-realization. In short, always chanting the name of the Guru, and meditating on Him enables us to see Him in all beings, and confers eternal bliss on us.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 13, 2008, 10:07:48 PM
Baba said, out of love for His devotees - "What (whether good or bad) is ours, is with us, and what is another's is with him."

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all  


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 13, 2008, 10:10:28 PM
Blessed, Oh Sai, are Your Feet, blessed is Your remembrance and blessed is Your darshana which frees us from the bond of Karma. Though Your Form is invisible to us now, still if the devotees believe in You, they get living experiences from You. By an invisible and subtle thread You draw Your devotees from far and near to Your Feet and embrace them like a kind and loving mother. The devotees do not know where You are, but You so skillfully pull the wires that they ultimately realize that You are at their back to help and support them. The intelligent, wise and learned folk fall into the pit of the samsar on account of their egoism, but You save, by Your power, the poor, simple and devout persons. Inwardly and invisibly you play all the game, but show that you are not concerned with it. You do things and pose yourself as a non-doer. Nobody ever knows Your life. The best course therefore for us is to surrender our body, speech and mind to Your Feet and always chant Your name for destroying our sins. You fulfill the wishes of the devotees and to those who are without any desire You give bliss supreme. Chanting Your sweet name is the easiest sadhan for devotees. By this sadhan (means), our sins, Rajas and Tamas qualities will vanish, the Sattwa qualities and righteousness will gain predominance and along with this, discrimination, dispassion and knowledge will follow. Then we shall abide in our Self and our Guru (who are one and the same). This is what is called complete surrender to the Guru. The only sure sign of this is that our mind gets calm and peaceful. The greatness of this surrender, devotion and knowledge is unique; for peace, non-attachment, fame and salvation etc., come in its train.

If Baba accepts a devotee, He follows him and stands by him, day and night, at his home or abroad. Let the devotee go anywhere he likes, Baba is there ahead of him in some form in an inconceivable manner.


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 16, 2008, 03:35:17 AM
Why fear when I am here?

I am formless and everywhere

I am in everything and beyond. I fill all space.

All that you see taken together is Myself.

I do not shake or move.

If one devotes their entire time to me and rests in me, need fear nothing for body and soul.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 18, 2008, 12:30:26 AM
OMSAIRAM!

Why fear when I am here?

My business is to give blessings.

Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

What is our duty? To behave properly. That is enough.

Do not bark at people and don’t be aggressive, but put up with others’ complaints.

If you cannot endure abuse from another, just say a simple word or two, or else leave.

If anyone offends you do not return tit for tat.

Do not fight with anyone, nor retaliate, nor slander anyone.

Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.


Sai baba

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

 
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 18, 2008, 09:49:02 PM
Child's Welfare is Sai Mother's Care

It was in 1912 that S. B. Dhumal underwent an operation under chloroform. It was risky but before the chloroform began to operate, he saw Baba seated on a chair near his head and he took courage. Baba is there to look after me, he thought. The operation was a perfect success. In some private matters such as when he attended to the health of his brother's wife at Pune, Baba decided for him in a most mysterious way. He started from Nasik to go to Pune, where the sick lady was, with Rs. 80 in his pocket to cover expenses of the journey and contingent expenditure. But as Shirdi being en route, he stopped there. Baba took from him, as dakshina, all the eighty Rupees and kept him for three days with him. Then, when he asked for leave, Baba said, "We will see." After the third day, a telegram came from Pune saying that the lady had died. It is only after this that Baba gave him leave to go. It was clear that Baba could foresee the end of the lady and the uselessness of Dhumal's visit. Anyhow, that was the year in which Baba passed away and Dhumal had the precious opportunity of spending three days with him. After Baba passed away, Dhumal accepted the Revenue Membership of the Dewar State, and was the Karbari of Sarguna State from 1932-33. When he was in the Sarguna State, the Chief of the State visited him and walked into his room, where he was dining at a table. Dhumal then apologized for his inability to leave the table and accord proper reception, but the Chief had walked into the next room from where Dhumal sat, saw Baba's portrait hanging on the wall, came back to the room, and announced at once, "Your pay is increased by Rs. 50." Dhumal had never asked for it. This grant within a fortnight of his appointment, and without any effort on his part, must have been only by Baba's influence.
Mantiche Chitta Lekurache Hita (the child's welfare is the mother's care.)

Dhumal was casting chits after Baba's Mahasamadhi to ascertain Baba's orders. When Baba was in the flesh, he had a colored painted picture of Baba, and as he was passing by Dwarakamayee carrying the picture, Baba asked him, "What is it?" Dhumal said, "You are here." Baba asked for it, took it, kept it for a while, gazed at it in the front and at the back, and returned it to him saying, "Keep it". This was the very thing, which he was anxious to get - a portrait of Baba for worship, blessed by having been in his hands. That is the very picture in which Baba is standing in a pensive or meditative mood, indicative of his words, "Bhav, I had no sleep all night due to thinking of you." Baba gave him many coins, each time taking dakshina of Rs. 2 and returning it, saying, Japoon Teva Konala Devunnako Kars Karun Nako. (Preserve these carefully. Do not give it to anyone nor spend it)

(Written by Pujyasri B. V. Narasimha Swamiji, Courtesy: Vasuki Mahal Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Trust, Coimbatore, India)
 

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 19, 2008, 12:10:14 AM
Generally our Haridasas, while performing the Kirtan, wear a gala and full dress. They put on a head-dress, either a pheta or a turban, a long flowing coat with a shirt inside, an uparane (short dhotar) on the shoulders and the usual long dhotar from the waist below. Dressed in this fashion for some Kirtan in the Shirdi village, Dasganu once went to bow to Baba. Baba asked him - "Well, bridegroom! where are you going dressed so beautifully like this?" 'For performing a Kirtan' was the reply. Then Baba said - "Why do you want all this paraphemalia-coat, uparani and pheta etc, doff all that before Me, why wear them on the body?" Dasganu immediately took them off and placed them at the Baba's Feet. From that time Dasganu never wore these things while performing the Kirtan. He was always bare from waist upwards, a pair of `chiplis' was in his hand and a garland round his neck. This is not in consonance with the practice generally followed by all the Hardidasa, but this is the best and the purest method. The sage Narada, from whom the Kirtan-Paddhati originated, wore nothing on his trunk and head. He carried a 'veena' in his hand, and wandered from place to place everywhere singing the glory of the Lord.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 19, 2008, 12:20:34 AM
There are many Saints, who leaving their houses, stay in forest, caves or hermitages and remaining in solitude, try to get liberation or salvation for themselves. They do not care for other people, and are always self-absorbed. Sai Baba was not of such a type. He had no home, no wife, no progency, nor any relations, near or distant. Still, He lived in the world (society). He begged His bread from four or five houses, always lived at the foot of the (Neem) tree, carried on wordly dealings, and taught all the people how to act. and behave in this world. Rare are the Sadhus and Saints who, after attaining God-vision, strive for the welfare of the people. Sai Baba was the foremost of these and, therefore, says Hemadpant.

"Blessed is the country, blessed is the family, and blessed are the chaste parents where This extraordinary, transcendent, precious and pure jewel (Sai Baba) was born."

Bow to Shri Sai - Peace be to all


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Aneel on June 21, 2008, 04:55:03 AM
Jai Sai Ram...

God has the three qualities, akarsana , samakarsana and
prakarsana. If Guru sits in the chair inside the Mandir, you will come
near Him, have darshan, and return. But He doesn't do that. He walks along
the lines in your midst repeatedly. You will be very happy if HE walks
round you. This makes Guru also feel happy. Bliss is HIS food.
Thousands of devotees come to HIS place for dars'arn. HE looks after
them accordingly . They return home full of satisfaction and bliss.
They have immense love for Guru. If you have nigraha, sense control, you will get anugraha, grace.
Take a small example. When you go to a goldsmith, what would you do?
You give him gold, mention the design of the ornaments of your choice
and you note the exact weight of the gold you give, don't you? You
don't say, "Do not burn the gold I have given you. dont hammer and cut you".
But, what you want and expect is the jewel
according to the design and the weight given before.
Guru does the same thing here. HE makes you learn manners, develop good behaviour, and act with discipline.

Baba Bless All Of Us.....
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 24, 2008, 02:39:59 AM
"Eating that lovely bread I am heartily contended and I am still belching. The dog which you saw before meals and to which you gave the piece of bread is, one with Me, so also other creatures (cats, pigs, flies, cows etc.) are one with Me. I am roaming in their forms. He, who sees Me in all these creatures is My beloved. So abandon the sense of duality and distinction, and serve Me, as you did today." - Saibaba to Mrs. Tarkhad a devotee who fed a piece of bread to a hungry dog


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 25, 2008, 10:08:23 PM
How Baba does it?

Faith in Saibaba slowly leads one to believe that Baba is behind the things done or undone. This realization works easy when the things happen to one's satisfaction while it falters if things are not pleasing. The path to the complete surrender at Sadguru's lotus feet chops away the difference between the pleasant and unpleasant.

If one completely understands how Baba's intent or sankalpa translates to tangible actions to its minutest details, contentment naturally fills in the heart and as the consequence equanimity. Rare and great are such souls. Or, if one would say that somehow Baba will do it, is indicative of a blind faith in Sadguru's disposition. This is a feeling that rain or shine, it is Baba! Any trace of ignorance in this regard will be washed away in the constant company of the Sadguru. But judgments of others actions such as "what does he or she think he or she is doing? Its all Baba's doing", is blatant arrogance. One can easily understand this feeling with a little bit of contemplation. These thoughts should be nipped in the bud, as they are signs of spiritual falling.

Baba didn't materialize anything out of thin air. Baba's "miracles" happen through people and situations in our surroundings in the most inconspicuous ways. This truth is articulated in the most eloquent way by Sri Sarathbabuji as follows: "Miracles of Sai do not take place as something falling from the sky. We experience it through mercy, compassion, and protection from those around us in a natural way. We pray to Baba, "Baba! I need money". I am in difficulties". We offer naivedya to Baba and go to bed, but we do not see Baba keeping a lakh rupees under the pillow! Someone will come to us and suggest a solution to our problem. Baba Himself said, "Not a single leaf moves without my order". When the wind blows, the leaves on the tree move. When even the movement of a leaf from an inanimate tree requires Baba's order, His intent and grace, how can we think that everything is in our hands? When this awareness crops in us, the ego that makes us think, "We are doing something, we have to do it, we have to accomplish and we have accomplished because we have done something", will vanish. The realization that "He does everything. And we are not capable of doing anything" is called as "Complete Surrender". However, this should not become the dry and wry philosophy of uttering around, "Its all Baba's sankalpa, what do I have to do? He has done it". The cognizance of "complete surrender" should remain as just an inspiration, a background to the pursuit of our desires, ideals, and trials. Unless we get to completely experience the intent of Saibaba in every action, we should not use the term "complete surrender" for our convenience".
 

  Sai Vichaar for Thursday , June 26, 2008 

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 25, 2008, 10:15:12 PM
"Holy company is the most perfect means of purification".-Shri Sai Baba


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 28, 2008, 05:19:07 AM
"complete surrender"

SHRADDHA AUR SABURI


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 28, 2008, 05:37:12 AM
Our Karma is the cause of our happiness and sorrow; therefore put up with whatever comes to you. Allah (God) is the sole Dispenser and Protector, always think of Him. He will take care of you. Surrender to His feet with body, mind, wealth and speech, i.e. completely and then see what He does."


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 28, 2008, 05:38:20 AM
"He who carps and cavils at others, pierces Me in the heart and injures Me, but he that suffers and endures, pleases Me most."


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 28, 2008, 05:39:00 AM
Sitting here I know everything and I am everywhere.


Dhuni burns the sins of my people.


It is not enough merely to prostrate before the Jnanis. We must make Sarvaswa Sharangati (complete surrender) to the Sad-guru.


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM


Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 28, 2008, 05:41:19 AM
I only ask and take from him whom the Fakir (My Guru) points out. If any one is indebted formerly to the Fakir money is received from him. The donor gives, i.e. sows his seeds, only to reap a rich harvest in future. Wealth should be the means to work out Dharma. If it is used for personal enjoyment, it is wasted.


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 28, 2008, 11:26:27 AM
"ALLAH MALIK"

"GOD IS SOLE PROPRIETOR,NOBODY ELSE IS OUR PROTECTOR"
His method of work is extra-ordinary,invaluble and inscrutable.
His will be done and his will show us the way,and satisfy our hearts desires.

It is on account of RINANUBANDH (former relationship) tahtw e have come toghther,let us LOVE and SERVE each other and be HAPPY.

He who attains the SUPREME GOAL of life is IMMORTAL and HAPPY,all others merly exist,that is LIVE SO LONG AS THEY BREATHE.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on June 30, 2008, 06:50:10 AM
Does BABA wants us to fast?

from SSC...


"Unless God wills it, no one meets us on the way. Do not discard offers of food; served dish should not be thrust away. Offers of bread and food should be regarded as auspicious signs of success."


Fasting and Mrs. Gokhale

Sai Baba never fasted Himself, nor did He allow others to do so. The mind of the faster is never at ease, then how could he attain his Paramartha (goal of life)? God is not attained on an empty stomach; first the soul has to be appeased. If there is no moisture of food in the stomach and nutrition, with what eyes should we see God, with what tongue should we describe His greatness and with what ears should we hear the same? In short, when all our organs get their proper nutrition and are sound, we can practise devotion and other sadhanas to attain God. Therefore, neither fasting nor overeating is good. Moderation in diet is really wholesome both to the body and mind.

One Mrs. Gokhale came to Shirdi with an introductory letter from Mrs. Kashibai Kanitkar (a devotee of Sai Baba) to Dada Kelkar. She came to Sai Baba with a determination to sit at Sai Baba's Feet observing a three days fast. The day previous, Sai Baba said to Dada Kelkar, that He would not allow his children to starve during the Shimga, i.e., Holi holidays, and that if they had to starve, why was He there? Next day when the woman went with Dada Kelkar and sat at Sai Baba's Feet, Sai Baba at once said to her, "Where is the necessity of fasting? Go to Dadabhat's house, prepare the dish of Puran POlis (wheat rotis with gram-flour and jaggery), feed his children and yourself too." Shimga holidays were on. Mrs. Kelkar was then in her menses and there was nobody to cook in Dadabhat's house. So Sai Baba's advice was very timely. Then Mrs. Gokhale had to go to Dadabhat's house and prepare the dish as directed. She cooked that day, fed others and herself. What a good story and how beautiful its import!

http://saisatcharitra-online.blogspot.com/2007/11/shri-sai-satcharitra-chapter-32.html

DO WE REALLY NEED TO FAST??

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM 
 
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on July 09, 2008, 10:46:22 PM
Spiritual Oasis

Sapatnekar was an elite lawyer who did not quite believe in Baba until he had to face the calamity of losing his only son to disease. Disinterested in life and disturbed, he had to seek in refuge in Baba. Another well-known devotee Nanasaheb Chandorkar had his own questions about the all-pervasive nature of Baba. Baba revealed Himself to Nana through some of the divine experiences of the latter, and thus Nana was a part of Baba's court. Kakasaheb Dikshit, another ardent devotee of Sainath did not know about Baba for several years and Baba drew him towards Himself via peculiar circumstances.

Hemadpant wrote that however scholarly might man's learning be, it just fades away in front of the one that realized the Brahman. Everyone one of those that approached Baba with a preconceived notion, either with the curiosity to know if He is really what He is being portrayed as or with the arrogance of learnedness had to bow in front of His humility, benevolence, compassion, and the magnificence. In case of all those learned men, it was the surrender either due to the misfortune of a suffering or the providence of His grace that provided them with the means of enlightenment. It is true that however scholarly man's learning may be, it just fades away in front of the one that realized the Brahman.

On this peaceful Thursday, let us contemplate on that realization only a Sadguru can give and nothing else the world may teach will.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

 
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on July 10, 2008, 09:00:21 AM
 Baba "Do you not believe in your mind in Mahomendan Gods?" He said "No". Then Baba said - "Have you not got a Panja (Emblem of Hand) in your house and do you not worship the same in Tabut, i.e. Moharum festival? Also there is in your house another Mahomedan Deity by name Kadbibi, whom you propitiate and appease on your marriage and other festivals. Is it not so?" He admitted all this. Then Baba said,"What more do you want?" Then a desire arose in his mind to get the darshan of his Guru Ramdas, when Baba asked him to turn back and see. And when he turned, lo, Ramadas was in front of him. No sooner did he begin to fall at His Feet, Ramadas vanished.


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on July 13, 2008, 10:35:34 AM
A description has been given about the Tarkhad family in Sai Satcharitra in Chapter 9. Blessed were the souls who were in Baba’s company and could see Him with their eyes, could feel His presence, could take food with Him. Ah they were unforgettable days of His Bhaktas. Now I will proceed to the main story fo Mr. & Mrs. Tarkhad.

It was the practice of Ramchandra Atmaram Tarkhad to give some money to his wife for expenses of the whole day. That day in hurry Ramchandra Tarkhad forgot to give money. Tarabai Tarkhad stood near the window and asked for money. Ramchandra Tarkhad had a one rupee coin in his pocket, but as he was in hurry and due to his laziness, he said that I don’t have even a coin in my pocket and left for office. Ramchandra Tarkhad was a sansaari purush and these petty things are quickly forgotten as they are very normal.

After this incident both husband wife went to the holy land of Shirdi. When they went to Dwarkamai the Malik of Dwarkamai said, Maji, in this age can we believe people of our own house? They deny even if they have money in their pocket. Sai Baba is omnipotent, He keeps watch on each and every deed of His Bhaktas. Even He points out the wrong deeds of His devotees and corrects them. He takes His devotees to the heights of the devotion.

All days are not the same for every one. There are push and pulls on each and every step. If they are not there then we humans could not understand the importance of happiness. No one could feel the sweetness of the life without tasting its bitterness. That’s only the reason why even Gods and Goddess are eager to take birth on this earth. Their wish would become more intense after they see the devotees of Baba who got His company in Shirdi.

With the passage of time, Ramchandra Tarkhad had to leave the job of Khatau mill. He was serving on high post there. But in a short while it was not possible for him to get another job with same post. So he had to remain unemployed for many days. He had to narrow down his expenses. At last he decided to sort refuge to Sai Baba and so he and his wife proceeded for Shirdi.

Tarkhad was aware that Sai Baba was omnipotent, resides in every being and was aware of the state of His devotee, so he did not tell Sai Baba anything about his financial crisis. After spending a good time in Sai Baba’s company in Shirdi they both started to leave and went to take permission from the lord of Shirdi. Sai Baba said, If you want to go, you can go. Instead of going from Manmad, go the Pune first and then proceed to Mumbai. Now Tarkhad was in a fix. The expense of the journey would increase if they went to Pune and obviously he had to put some control over his expenses in that time of crisis. But who had the courage of ignoring Baba’s order? He had immense faith in Baba so acted accordingly and preceded to Pune from Shirdi.

Now see the love of my beloved Sai for His devotees. After reaching Pune Tarkhad couple resided in the house of their relative. In the course of exchanging thoughts about themselves the relative informed Tarkhad that his friend was searching for a suitable candidate for supervision work in his mil. The next day Tarkhad and his relative went to the mill of the friend and instantly he got the job there.

What a greatness of Sai Baba! He sits in Shirdi and takes care of His devotees around the world, even if they are seven seas away from Him. He had kept His promise that there would never be derth of food and clothes in the house of His true devotee before His Mahasamadhi and also after His Mahasamadhi. We experience this in every step of our life. If we just say Sai Sai from deep within we can find Him standing with helping hand.

Bow to Shri Sai and Peace Be to All

Source : Translated from a Gujarati Book 'Sai Sarovar'
JAI SREE SAI RAM!

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: MANAV_NEHA on July 15, 2008, 01:39:51 PM
God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to

say them

Jai sai ram
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on July 19, 2008, 03:54:17 AM
No harm shall befall him who sets his foot on the soil of Shirdi.
He who cometh to My Samadhi, his sorrow and suffering shall cease.
Though I be no more in flesh and blood, I shall ever protect My devotees.
Trust in Me and your prayer shall be answered.
Know that My Spirit is immortal. Know this for yourself.
Show unto Me he who sought refuge and been turned away.
In whatever faith men worship Me, even so do I render to them.
Not in vain is My Promise that I shall ever lighten your burden.
Knock, and the door shall open. Ask and ye shall be granted.
To him who surrenders unto Me totally I shall be ever indebted.
Blessed is he who has become one with Me.  


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: fatima on July 20, 2008, 04:26:37 AM
1. Don’t enslave yourself to ‘DEHA BUDDHI’. Beware of the ill effects of the senses. Do not inherit and do not lead sinful lives with egoism and enslavement to the sense of taste etc. Shed selfishness and have faith in Supreme Philosophy. If you don’t want your lives to be useless, shun the objects of Indriyas.

 

2. However you nourish your body, you cannot save it from your ‘DHARMA’. You will repent at the end if you work to care for comforts. Know that the grasp of philosophy of ‘TEJA-TATWAM’ is the supreme goal of life.

 

3. Whatever work is to be done, do it with firm mind for a firm result. As long as your mind does not find peace, your feeling for the Self does not stabilize and hence whatever work you attempt will be useless.

 

4. All the efforts of the strong and the weak are possible only in this world. Papa and Punya, the results of bad and good actions, pertain to these mundane affairs and are not related to any other state.

All the illusions, you see in this world is due to the result of Sankalp, you make and all differences are due to your mental attachment of detachment and your seeing the illusion due to your partial perception. In reality, Non-Duality is the basic fact and pervades the whole Universe. Therefore, all of you make efforts to see the equality underlying al the superficial differences.

 

5. Do not try to pull down others. This is an obstacle to your Sadhana Shakti. You will lose your innate power, if you criticize others. Therefore, the distinction and disparities among you are due to the different levels of illumination in yourselves. You must know this fact.

 

6. Merge your heart with your inner self. If you seek revelations of DIVINE TRUTHS, you should control your senses and only then will be possible. Therefore, fix firmly in your mind the Teachings of Mine.

 

7. Know this world is false and transient. Worldly pleasures are momentary and transitory. Whatever the minimum is needed for your body, do that much and do no get attached to it more. Make this your aim.

 

8. Do not think that your ideas only are good and try to rub them on others head. Let nobody think that he is greater than others. Know whatever you do, is done by me only and not otherwise.

 

9. Learn to be charitable. Charity done in a holy place will ensure your welfare. Charity done with pride and ego is useless.

 

10. Indriyas always visualize the external world only. If you want to have Self-Realization keep your mind away from bad acts and make it one pointed without wavering. Till you attain purity of your mind, you will not get Self-Realization. All of you are caught in bondage. To get released from this, by full faith and then you will reach the ultimate goal. As long as desire and greed are present, you cannot attain God-hood. Out of egoism, if you do not get rid of sense desires or if your mind is not pure, all philosophical sayings become useless.

 

11. God is a subtle being. You must try to become as subtle as possible. The more subtle you become, the better, because by this way, you come very near God. So try to become subtle.

 

12. Quick progress towards your goal is possible when you destroy your own creation around you and then God comes. If you want to lead a life of perfection, you must always abjure falsehood and speak truth only. Cultivate a liberal outlook.

 

13. Thoughts create the atmosphere.

 

14. Try to develop awareness and try to be alert to what is happening. Then sensitivity will develop.
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 02, 2008, 11:19:34 PM
"Purification of mind is absolute necessity for the spiritual growth, without this all sadhanas are of no use"-Sri Saibaba


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 02, 2008, 11:20:52 PM
In Baba's words from Sat Charitra when talking of Hemandpant - "Let him make a collection of stories and experiences, keep notes and memos; I will help him. He is only an outward instrument. I should write Myself My autobiography and satisfy the wishes of My devotees, He should get rid of his ego, place (or surrender) it at My feet. He who acts like this in life, him I help the most. What of My life-stories? I serve him in his house in all possible ways. When his ego is completely annihilated and there is left no trace of it, I Myself shall enter into him and shall Myself write My own life. Hearing my stories and teachings will create faith in devotees' hearts and they will easily get self - realization and Bliss; let there be no insistence on establishing one's own view, no attempt to refute other's opinions, no discussions of pros and cons of any subject." -  


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 06, 2008, 10:12:17 PM
"Believe in Me, remain fearless and have no anxiety"-Sri Saibaba


ALLAH MALIK!



Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: MANAV_NEHA on August 11, 2008, 05:09:34 AM
"Whoever makes me the sole object of their love, merges in me like a river in the ocean".-Saibaba of Shirdi 

JAI SAI RAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 12, 2008, 09:59:39 AM
Shraddha
'Shraddha' is a Sanskrit word, which roughly means faith with love and reverence
.


Saburi
'Saburi'; means patience and perseverance
.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 12, 2008, 10:00:53 AM
Sai Baba put Guru on a high pedestal of reverence. For Him Guru was the profound base of the path of devotion. Pointing to his physical frame, "This body is my house. I am not here. My Guru (Master) has taken me away". He asked for complete surrender to the 'Guru'


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 12, 2008, 09:58:55 PM
I feel always anxiety for My men. He who does anything (spiritual endeavour) will reap its fruit and he who remembers these words of Mine will get invaluable happiness."  

Sai baba


ALLAH MALIK!


Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 12, 2008, 10:03:12 PM
My Sircar says "Take, take," but everybody comes to me and says 'Give, give.' Nobody attends carefully to the meaning of what I say. My Sircar's treasury (spiritual wealth) is full, it is overflowing. I say, "Dig out and take away this wealth in cartloads, the blessed son of a true mother should fill himself with this wealth.

Our Karma is the cause of our happiness and sorrow; therefore put up with whatever comes to you. Allah (God) is the sole Dispenser and Protector, always think of Him. He will take care of you. Surrender to His feet with body, mind, wealth and speech, i.e. completely and then see what He does."

"He who carps and cavils at others, pierces Me in the heart and injures Me, but he that suffers and endures, pleases Me most."

Allah Bhala Karega !

Sitting here I know everything and I am everywhere.

Neither I am God nor Lord. I am His obedient servant and remember Him often. He, who casts aside his egoism, thanks Him and he, who trusts Him entirely, will have his shackles removed and will obtain liberation.

While meditating on him my mind and intellect were stunned and I had thus to keep quiet and bow to him in silence.

I only ask and take from him whom the Fakir (My Guru) points out. If any one is indebted formerly to the Fakir money is received from him. The donor gives, i.e. sows his seeds, only to reap a rich harvest in future. Wealth should be the means to work out Dharma. If it is used for personal enjoyment, it is wasted.

Dhuni burns the sins of my people.

Mere questioning is not enough. The question must not be made with any improper motive or attitude or to trap the Guru and catch at mistakes in the answer, or out of idle curiosity. It must be serious and with a view to achieve moksha or spiritual progress.

Seva is not rendering service, retaining still the feeling that one is free to offer or refuse service. One must feel that he is not the master of the body, that the body is Guru's and exists merely to render service to him.

It is not enough merely to prostrate before the Jnanis. We must make Sarvaswa Sharangati (complete surrender) to the Sad-guru.

"Build the Wada with the temple. I shall fulfill the desires of all.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: dee on August 13, 2008, 10:42:18 PM
" I never speak untruth sitting in this Masjid"
" what others give me never lasts, what my Master gives me never ends"
" be wherever you want to, do whatever you feel like, ...remember that I am the innner ruler of all.."
" Think of me always as a miser always thinks of his buried treasure"
" Keep Me in Wada... we all will be happy there..."
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 17, 2008, 12:03:46 PM
Choose friends who will stick to you till the end,
through thick and thin - Shirdi Sai Baba

The giver gives, but really he is sowing the seed for later:
the gift of a rich harvest. - Shirdi Sai Baba

If you are wealthy, be humble. Plants bend when they bear fruit.

Spend money in charity;be generous and munificent but not extravagant.

Whatever creature comes to you,human or otherwise, treat it with consideration.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: dee on August 21, 2008, 10:46:01 PM
"beehksham dehi maa!"
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on August 27, 2008, 08:04:50 PM
Baba said, "I draw to Me My man from far off, or even across the seven seas, like a sparrow with a string fastened to its feet." He also made it clear to him that if he were not Baba's man, he would not be attracted to Him and given a darshan. Baba also said that He is not the three cubits long body that lived in Shirdi but He will manifest wherever there is true longing and devotion.


In Baba's words," No Sadhanas, nor Proficiency in the six Shastras, are necessary. Have faith and confidence in your Guru. Believe fully, that Guru is the sole Actor or Doer. Blessed is he who knows the greatness of his Guru and thinks him to be Hari, Hara and Brahma (Trimurti) Incarnate." (Sri Sai Satcharitra Chap18/19). Lord Sainath also urged that bookish knowledge is worthless and added, " Let us do our prescribed duty and surrender our Body, Mind and Five Pranas (Life) to the Guru's feet. Guru is God, all pervading. To get this conviction, strong unbounded Faith is necessary." (Sai Satcharitra Chap 32)

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on September 03, 2008, 07:55:26 PM
Baba's views on Sanyasa

Baba's begging continued until His Mahasamadhi. During His final days, when His movements were restricted due to illness, Baba delegated the honor of begging His food to others. Such was His insistence on the honorable act of bowing in front of others for the daily bread. Begging aids in the purgation of pride and brings in humility. Humility is an easy path to God. Baba's insistence on begging is only to highlight this axiomatic truth.

Scriptures say that the duty of feeding a mendicant falls on the society, as the renounced do not earn their livelihood by other means. However, mendicancy is not a way for everyone. Only a few can tread that path. Mrs. Shaila Hattiangadi in "Sai's Story" wrote as follows:

Baba never recommended Sanyasa. "Sanyasa", He said, "is not the way for you. In fighting desires, which are normal, you will lose all your strengths. The more you fight, the larger the temptations will become. And if you drain your energy and strength in trying to fight and overcome them, you will have no power left in you to reach God. Instead, live a normal, natural life, reserve the energy and use it positively to find God". "Sanyasa", he would say to His devotees, "is a path for select few, to be followed under divine guidance and directive, and not by one's inclination alone. It is very difficult path"

The real significance of Baba's begging is glorification of the virtue of humility and not just as an act of a mendicant. Let us on this Thursday, resolve to emulate our Sadguru and emphasis on the virtue of humility in our own ways.

(Contributed by Sai Vichaar Team)


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: dee on September 09, 2008, 10:38:36 PM
Only when you come to know Sai, the whole world assumes the form of Sai...
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: dee on November 09, 2008, 10:09:59 PM
"This masjidmai is the presiding deity of all. He who steps Here his sufferings shall some to an end."
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: dee on November 09, 2008, 10:30:14 PM
Baba says


"My childern do not identify me with this body of soil.The entire universe is my body.Sai is present in all flora and fauna, in the sky and on earth.He dwells everywhere.He speaks, eats, Drinks and walks through all living bodies on this earth. This is the mystery of Sai-hood. The sarkar in this Dwarkamai is full of sport. My Fakir is playing through all Souls."


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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Manorama verma on November 10, 2008, 09:39:53 PM
OM SAI RAM

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

manu
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 10, 2008, 09:45:04 PM
Baba said, "I draw to Me My man from far off, or even across the seven seas, like a sparrow with a string fastened to its feet." He also made it clear to him that if he were not Baba's man, he would not be attracted to Him and given a darshan. Baba also said that He is not the three cubits long body that lived in Shirdi but He will manifest wherever there is true longing and devotion...


SAI BABA IS EVERYWHERE.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: dee on November 10, 2008, 10:00:19 PM
Baba says



"It is my special characteristic that I always look to and procide for the welfare of those dvotees who worship me wholeheartedly with their minds ever fixed on me."


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Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on November 14, 2008, 07:55:17 PM
Dwarkamai
Dwarkamai is a mosque where Baba spent about 60 years of his life. In Baba's early days only upper portion of the mosque was existed and Baba kept the sacred fire (dhuni) all his life and is kept on till to day.
Highly merciful is this Masjid (mosque) Ayi (mother). Once a person climb into her lap, all their troubles are over

Sai Baba.


It was an abandoned & dilapidated mud structure.

Once Baba was eating with his devotees, there was a loud crack overheard. Baba raised his hand and said  Sabar, Sabar (wait, wait). Noise stopped and group carried on with their meal. When they went out, large piece of roof came crashing.

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 12, 2008, 04:54:19 AM
"The one namaskar offered with love and humility is enough"-Sri Saibaba


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 17, 2008, 08:42:40 PM
She the deceased (Spirit) has come to me.

  I draw my devotee to me, at the time of his death, even though he may die a thousand miles away (from Shirdi)

Without God’s permission, nothing can be done by me.

G.G.Narke. Do not blame me for not giving you a Kupni. “That Fakir” (God) has not permitted me.

 Do I demand dakshina of every one ? I demand only from those whom “The Fakir” points out to me.

            I do nothing. I receive nothing. Datta calls for his own. He had called for Rs.15 his due and given it to Masudi Ayi. So, the money has been received (by me).

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 17, 2008, 09:03:01 PM
 Severity is needed in dealing with the wicked. But towards saints, be humble. Respect them.

Sai baba

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 20, 2008, 08:56:02 PM
The maya here BABA speaks is interpreted as 6 inner enemies - Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha Madha and MathsaryaThese inner enemies do surface at some point when we are involved in serving the MASTER ...


BABA gave an antidote for such behavior. Chapter 20 of Satcharitha, in which Hemadpant writes about Ishaopanishad describing it as "The poetry of the Ishopanishad is a Commixture of moral, mystical and metaphysical (ibid, Page 41)"." Das Ganu learnt through the actions of the poor girl that "all our feelings of pain and pleasure depend upon the attitude of our mind". We have to surrender negative thoughts and feelings to Lotus feet of our Sadguru and ask Him to guide us and help us to take hold of the reins of these wild thoughts and actions so that we may do our service diligently and with purity. One falters in the way of executing works of BABA, but by using knowledge and focusing on goals one needs to render highest quality of Service.
(Contributed by Anitha Kandukuri, Saidarbar, Canberra, Australia)


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on December 30, 2008, 10:53:49 AM
Severity is needed in dealing with the wicked. But towards saints, be humble. Respect them.

Sai baba

SAI BABA KI JAI!

ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM

Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
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Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 08, 2009, 07:50:11 PM
This is Dwaraka Mayi of ours on which you are setting. This wards off all dangers and anxieties from her children. Highly merciful is this Masudi Ayi. She is the mother of those who place their entire faith in her. If they are in danger, she will save them. Once a person climbs into her lap, all this troubles are over. He who sleeps in her shade attains bliss.

I am (Bhaktaparadeena) the bond slave of my devotees, I love devotion.


ALLAH MALIK!

Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 13, 2009, 08:10:21 PM
Why fear when I am here?

I am formless and everywhere

I am in everything and beyond. I fill all space.

All that you see taken together is Myself.

I do not shake or move.

What is our duty? To behave properly. That is enough.

My eye is ever on those who love me.

Whatever you do, wherever you may be, always bear this in mind: I am always aware of everything you do.


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Post by: Dipika on January 13, 2009, 08:11:06 PM
If anyone offends you do not return tit for tat.

I am the slave of those who hunger and thirst after me and treat everything else as unimportant.

Whoever makes me the sole object of their love, merges in me like a river in the ocean.

Look to me and I will look to you.

What God gives is never exhausted, what man gives never lasts.

Be contented and cheerful with what comes.

My devotees see everything as their Guru


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Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 13, 2009, 08:12:14 PM
Put full faith in God’s providence


Choose friends who will stick to you till the end, through thick and thin.

Meditate on what you read and think of God.

I give my devotees whatever they ask, until they ask for what I want to give.

You should not stay for even one second at a place where people are speaking disrespectfully of a saint.

If you do not want to part with what you have, do not lie and claim that you have nothing, but decline politely saying that circumstances or your own desires prevent you.

Let us be humble.

Satsang that is associating with the good is good. Dussaya, or associating with evil-minded people, is evil and must be avoided.

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Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 15, 2009, 08:40:25 PM
Shirdi Sai is the Path and Goal in the realisation of Truth.

Sai baba says...Speak the truth and truth alone.


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Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 17, 2009, 08:46:37 PM
"Sai Baba is always full of mercy. What is wanted on our part is whole-hearted devotion to Him. When a devotee has got firm faith and devotion, his wishes are soon fulfilled."-Sri Sai Satcharitha


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Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 28, 2009, 09:17:24 AM
Whether good or bad, whatever belongs to you is with you and whatever belongs to others is with them-Sai Baba of Shirdi (Sai Satcharitra - Chapter 45).


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Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 28, 2009, 09:21:25 AM
The following two episodes taken from Sai literature depict the diligence and sincerity of RB Purandhere towards Saibaba: The spiritual perfection of a Sadguru consists in realizing his essential identity with the one spirit of all existence, which is god. All the gods of the Hindu pantheon are its different aspects. Thus, the perfect Master is one who can demonstrate that he is all the gods, as Sai Baba did. Raghuvir Purandhare too had such an experience. About the year 1913, his mother was asking him repeatedly to take her to Pandharpur even when they were at Shirdi. Even before Purandhare broached the subject of going to Pandharpur with him, Sai Baba himself mentioned it by asking her when she proposed to "start for Pandhari". The same day, Purandhare and his mother got darshan of Baba as Vithal and Rukambai in the musjid itself! They were naturally, highly pleased with the experience and did hot wish to go to "Pandhari" any longer. Afterwards, Baba often asked purandhare's mother, in a jocular manner, when she proposed to go to Pandharpur and she always replied that her chosen deity was at Shirdi and so Shirdi was her Pandharpur.

(Source: Saibaba the Master by Acharya Ekkirala Bharadwaja)

R.B Purandhare was a Railway servant. Once he applied for leave, as he wanted to go to Shirdi with his family. The leave was sanctioned and Railway passes for free Rail Journey were given to him. A day previous to his departure the Railway workmen were reported to be planning a strike, so his superior officer requested Purandhare to adjourn his going to Shirdi for some time; but Purandhare was adamant; for Shirdi he had fixed, even though the office promised him, he would see that he gets his leave and also the Railway passes after the crisis had been tided over. Purandhare returned home and made all preparations for starting. That very night Baba appeared in his dream with a staff in his hand. He was very angry, strongly admonished him, and finally ordered him, "Don't come to Shirdi, why should you be coming to Shirdi over and over again?" So Purandhare dropped the idea of going to Shirdi and attended office the next day as usual. This pleased his superior; the little doubt that he had about Purandhare's complicity in the Railway men's strike at once vanished. So a month after he granted him his leave and reproduced Railway passes for him. When he went to Shirdi Baba said. "Don't go mad, we have as yet many responsibilities to discharge; so stay at home chanting my name." This clearly shows Baba's disapproval of His devotees' running down to Holy Saints shoving aside one's duties and responsibilities.

(Source: Shirdi Sai The Superman by Sri Sai Sharananand) 

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Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 28, 2009, 09:30:07 AM
BABA CHANGED THE SCEPTICM OF SHRI TATYA SAHEB NOOLKAR AND GIVEN HIM SADGATI

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Shri Satya Saheb Noolkar was a sceptic having no belief in God and
Saints. He was a Sub-Judge at Pandharpur in 1909. At that time Shri
Nanasaheb Chandorkar was Mamlatdar at Pandharpur. He used to meet Noolkar
often and requested him to go to Shirdi for Baba's darshan. After a
prolong request, he accepted to visit Shirdi on condition that he
require a brahmin cook, a basket of Nagpur oranges for presentation, he
won't remove his pant and shoes at the time of Baba's darshan and that he
won't bow to Baba. Nanasaheb Chandorkar accepted to these conditions.
A brahmin cook came to Nanasaheb Chandorkar and he sent him to Noojkar.
A basket full of Nagpur oranges arrived in Noolkar's name and the
sender's name not known. After these conditions fulfilled, both
have gone to Shirdi.
When Noolkar saw Baba from a distance, he hesitated to go with shoes and
pant. He removed them and gone to Baba for darshan. On seeing Noolkar, Baba
asked Nanasaheh Chandorkar "How you have brought this mad man to me"
Noolkar understood Baba's question and Chandorkar told Noolkar that
Baba was a pitiable Saint and that He will clear your doubt and make you
to walk in the right path- On the second day, they came to Baba for
darshan. On seeing Noolkar, Baba scolded him and necked him to a
pillar nearby and driven him away from that place. Baba was
appeared at that time as "Narasimhavatar", All have vacated the
place, gradually Noolkar and Chandorkar also vacated the place. Noolkar
told Chandorkar about Baba's words. Chandorkar told that Baba has
scolded your bad time and it would go away by the scoldings of Baba
and that Baba would never do undo things to anybody. He would always help
His devotees. On the same nigh1" at about 2 A.M. Noolkar awakened to chew
betel and betel nut. But there was no betel and betel nut with him.
He woke Chandorkar and requested for betel and betel nut. Chandorkar
told that as it was dead of night, no betel and betel nut was available then
and requested Noolkar to sleep.
At that time Baba sent a devotee with betel and betel nut to Sathe's
wada to handover it to the person to whom it was required then and the
devotee handed-over it to Noolkar and went away. After hearing the
words of Baba from the devotee regarding this incident, Noolkar was over
helmed with affection to Baba and realised that Baba was not an
ordinary soul He was omnipotent. On the 3rd day, when Noolkar
came to Baba for darshan and worship, Baba asked him to
worship a pillar pointing to it in Dwara-kamayee.
Noolkar accepted and enquired Madhav Rao about this. Madhav Rao
told Baba "Deva Why do Noolkar worship the pillar when you are bodily
here?" Baba told that the game thing to Madhav Rao, Nanasaheb
Chandorkar and Noolkar. Madhavarao perused the panchangam and
known that day was the Guru Poornima day. All requested Baba, that as
the day was the Guru Poornima day we all have to worship you as our Guru.
Baba yielded to their request. From that day onwards, and it is on
account of this Noolkar, devotees began to worship Baba on Guru Poornima
day.
Tatya Saheb Noolkar stayed in Shirdi for about six months. He often
requested Baba to give permission to return to his home. Baba was vexed with
his presence and asked him to go with contempt without knowing the meaning
of Baba's words, Noolkar prepared to go and gone to some distance. Then Baba
called him back and told him. "THAT he may burry Him and then go". Noolkar
consulted Mhalasapathy about this. Mhalasapathy told Noolkar that Baba meant
"That some evil days were ahead of you'’ and that Baba told like that.
Accordingly all on a sudden one day Noolkar suffered and died at 2 A.M.
afrer drinking Baba's Pada Thirtham and thus Baka gave Sadgati to Noolkar.
Surrender Shri Sai Completely !! Stupendous Delectation and Deliverance be
there !!
( Adopted from AMBROSIA IN SHIRDI by Ramalingaswamy, Life Member of Shri
Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi at Munja Baba Sthan, Shirdi)
for more literature on Sai Baba please visit www.saileelas.org

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Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 28, 2009, 09:32:53 AM
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A meeting of childhood friends
Sri Noolkar and Sri Baba Saheb Neelkanth Ramachandra Sahasrebuddhe were
classmates in the Pune High School. They were close friends, but they did
not meet for 25-30 years after they left school. Now Sahasrabuddhe came for
the first time to Shirdi encouraged by Chandorkar and Dixit. He recognised
Noolkar who was staying at Sathe Wada and talked to him. The friends were
very happy to meet after such a long time. Noolkar invited Sahasrabuddhe to
stay in his room at the Wada and took him the next day to Baba for darshan.
As Sahasrabuddhe saluted Baba, Sri Sai Baba said, "Serve Noolkar." He
repeated the same instructions to Sahasrabuddhe on the second and the third
day. No one could understand the meaning behind Baba's orders to
Sahasrabuddhe to serve Noolkar as they both were of the same status. Baba's
words are indeed unfathomable. It is only when the right time comes that one
can grasp the meaning behind them.
Sahasrabuddhe wanted to go home after a while and requested Baba's
permission through Shama. Baba replied, "Tell him to stay for four days and
then go." After four days Sahasrabuddhe repeated his request only to receive
the same answer again. After this happened twice or thrice Baba said, "Let
him stay in front of the masjid like a dog and await my pleasure. He is not
to leave. WeÕll need him a lot in the coming days. There are many things,
which have to be accomplished by him in the future. I did not bring him here
without a purpose." With this everyone forgot about sending Sahasrabuddhe
away from Shirdi.
Noolkar's ill health - a friend's service
About a fortnight after this incident Noolkar, who was a diabetic, got a
carbuncle on his buttocks. Gradually these carbuncles increased in number
and he became bedridden. Sahasrabuddhe's nature was to serve his fellow men
and he was ever ready to serve. The patient was his close friend and Baba
had also ordered him to serve Noolkar. He began to nurse him day and night.
Sahasrabuddhe decided not to leave Shirdi till Noolkar regained his health.
All the devotees now understood why Baba had earlier refused permission to
Sahasrabuddhe to leave Shirdi.
The two sons of Noolkar, Vaman Rao and Viswanath too come to Shirdi to nurse
their father. Vaman Rao, who was a doctor, came from Bombay with his
surgical instruments and medicines. He removed the carbuncles surgically and
bandaged Noolkar after applying medicine. But Noolkar's health worsened and
did not get any better.\


(To be continued)....

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Post by: Dipika on January 28, 2009, 09:34:57 AM
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Baba's Grace rains down upon Noolkar
Baba would never allow anyone to worship him. He would not allow any devotee
to even garland him. The great good fortune of being the first to formally
worship fell to Sri Noolkar upon a Guru Poornima day. One day Sri Tatya
Saheb Noolkar went to the masjid and saluted Baba. As he did so, Baba
pointed to the pillar besides the dhuni and said "You worship that pillar
tomorrow." Noolkar could not understand why Baba had said so. When he
returned to the Wada he conveyed Baba's instructions to Shama and asked him
as to what Baba's intentions were in ordering him thus. Even Shama could not
fathom why Baba had asked them to worship the pillar next day. He went to
the masjid to inquire of Baba but Baba merely reiterated his earlier
instructions. Later Baba repeated the same instructions to Tatya Kote Patil
and Dada Kelkar too. The next day happened to be a Saturday. As Noolkar
awoke from sleep he suddenly remembered that it was Guru Poornima. He
conveyed this to Shama and the other devotees. They got the almanac to check
and it was confirmed that it was indeed so. That day was Guru Poornima. They
now understood the meaning of Baba's words when he told them to worship the
pillar. They were all very happy that Baba had finally permitted them to
worship him. They all went to the masjid and begged Baba to allow them to
perform the worship of their guru. Baba merely told them again to worship
the pillar. "Oh our God! Why should we worship the pillar when we have you,
a God, in front of us? We will worship only you." Baba did not agree to be
worshipped by the devotees. The devotees stuck firmly to their resolve. At
last Baba had to acquiesce to the wishes of his devotees and allow them to
worship him. Baba always surrenders to the feelings of love and faith of his
devotee. He said, "All right" at last, and the happiness of his devotees
knew no bounds.
They immediately started preparing for the worship of the Guru. They decided
to worship Baba after he returned from his round of alms and informed him
thus. Baba, with utmost kindness, not only agreed but also permitted them to
worship him using the sixteen articles of formal worship. Baba sent word to
Radhakrishna Ayi and Dada Kelkar. She sent the various ingredients used in
worship to the masjid and Dada Kelkar also reached the masjid with the
various articles used in worship. All the devotees present did
congregational worship of Baba. Baba returned all the dakshina offered to
him back to the devotees. Arati was offered after the worship. Thus the
first Guru Poornima worship was performed at Shirdi. Later this worship
became an enduring tradition and it was performed with great pomp every Guru
Poornima day at Shirdi. Tatya Saheb Noolkar who saw the arati performed that
day felt that it would be mete if such an arati was performed to Baba every
day. Radhakrishna Ayi also felt the same. Thus was sown the seed of regular
arati to Sri Sai Baba at Shirdi. Even though the thought behind the arati
was Radhakrishna Ayi's, the work of actually bringing this worship in to
practice fell to Noolkar. He used to conduct arati for Sri Sai Baba every
day. Only the afternoon arati would take place in the masjid while Baba was
in the body. The Sej Arati and the Kakad Arati (evening and morning) would
be performed in the Chavadi. The regular aratis to Sri Sai Baba were done by
Noolkar until his last days when his ill health prevented him from coming to
the masjid or Chavadi. The privilege went later to Megha. After the demise
of Megha in 1912 Bapu Saheb Jog conducted the aratis until Baba entered
Mahasamadhi.

(To be continued)....

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Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 28, 2009, 09:37:49 AM
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As he was sleeping in the Sathe Wada that night, he got up suddenly and told
Nana Saheb Chandorkar that he wanted to eat pan. Nana did not have the habit
of chewing pan, so he could not oblige him. At exactly this time, at the
masjid, Baba called a devotee and giving him four pans told him, "Give these
to the old man who has come with Nana and is staying in Sathe Wada with
him." As Noolkar saw the man bearing pans from Baba he was astounded by the
omniscience of Sri Sai Baba. Whatever remaining doubts he had had about Baba
vanished, never to return again. He developed rock-devotion and total faith
in Baba from that moment on. Even though he had to go back to Pandharpur, he
started visiting Shirdi whenever he could for the darshan of Sri Sai Baba.
He became an intimate devotee of Sri Sai Baba in a very short time.
Noolkar's eye ailment and its cure
At one point Noolkar started to suffer from a dangerous eye disease. He was
unable to bear the raging pain in his eyes and was slowly turning blind. He
consulted various eye specialists but they were unable to cure him. He
finally took refuge in Baba. He took leave from court and stayed at Sathe
Wada at Shirdi. He sat in the room for two days chanting the Sai Nama
without a break. He went for the darshan of Sri Sai Baba at the masjid on
the third day. As he entered the masjid Baba was keeping his hands upon his
eyes and was saying to Shama, "My eyes are paining badly today for some
reason." The very instance these words came from Baba, the pain in Noolkar's
eyes lessened and shortly his vision became normal.
At this time, when Noolkar was at Shirdi, there was a discussion about this
at the Pandharpur court in the lawyers' restroom. Many deplored the fact
that even an educated person such as Noolkar depended on sadhus and such
charlatans to cure his ailment rather than trust modern medical science.
They commented that it was indeed a pity that even educated people behaved
so foolishly and superstitiously. They even made fun of Sri Sai Baba during
this discussion. Time passed and one of the lawyers who had taken part in
the discussion came to Shirdi and had the darshan of Sri Sai Baba. He
reverently saluted Baba's feet, gave dakshina and sat a little way away from
him at the masjid. Baba made a general comment to the people in the masjid
saying, "How devious these people are! They bend in obeisance and salute one
repeatedly in one's presence. They give dakshina and behave with great
outward politeness, piety and humility. But in one's absence they abuse and
talk lowly of one." The shafts struck whom they were meant for. The lawyer
from Pandharpur stayed silently in the masjid. Later when he came out, he
confessed it all to the fellow devotees. He lauded and saluted the
omniscience and greatness of power of Baba who came to know the conversation
held many years ago and in distant Pandharpur. He learnt the lesson that one
should never speak badly of the others (see Sri Sai Satcharitra
Chapter -21).


(To be continued)....

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Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 28, 2009, 09:45:55 AM
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He was a judge at Pandharpur in 1908, the same period Sri Nana Saheb
Chandorkar was the Mamlatdar of Pandharpur. As they were both the senior
government officials at Pandharpur they used to make many calls upon each
other. Chandorkar used to talk to Noolkar about the greatness of Sri Sai
Baba and the many miracles he had wrought by his divine power. He urged Sri
Noolkar to have the darshan of Sri Sai at least once. Sri Noolkar kept
prevaricating and finally said that he had two desires and if they did come
true by the grace of Sri Sai Baba, he would believe in him and certainly go
to Shirdi for his darshan.
The first of his desires was that he should get a good Brahmin cook and the
second was that he should get a hundred of the best quality Nagpur oranges
to present to Baba. Sri Chandorkar, who had a firm, rock-like faith in Baba
assured him that both these desires would be certainly fulfilled by Baba.
Astoundingly, a Brahmin cook came to Chandorkar the same night searching for
employment. He sent him to Noolkar. A hundred oranges of the best quality
arrived from Nagpur the next day to Noolkar in a parcel. There were no
details of the sender on the parcel. Noolkar now trusted the divine power of
Sri Sai Baba and went to Shirdi accompanied by Sri Nana Saheb Chandorkar.
Baba's saying "I will pull my devotee to me, wherever he or she may be, as a
sparrow is pulled by the thread tied to its feet" came fully true in the
case of Noolkar.
He first visited Shirdi in 1909. Baba presented him with a divine experience
in his very first visit. As the small-built, stout Noolkar bent in obeisance
and was saluting Baba's feet, Baba pressed his head gently with his fingers
and shoved him back. Noolkar went flying and fell flat near the pillar at
the masjid. He felt as if had fallen not near the pillar but into an ocean
of joy. He felt that he had almost lost all consciousness and got an
inexpressible, joyful, ecstatic experience from the touch of Baba. He then
understood that Sri Sai Baba was his guru and that Shirdi is his final
destiny and destination.

(To be continued)....

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Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 28, 2009, 09:48:10 AM
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It is impossible to describe the mutual love and esteem Sri Sai Baba and
Noolkar had for each other. Baba used to call Noolkar " Tatya ba" or "Mhatra
(old man)". The devotees would keep their offerings before Baba during the
arati. Sometimes Baba would say, "Today I want only the poli offering of
Tatya ba". He would unerringly pickup Tatya's polis from among the pile of
polis placed by the devotees and eat them with relish. The devotees would be
astounded by the divine power of Baba who could unerringly pick up the
NoolkarÕs offering from amongst all the other offerings.
Tatya Saheb Noolkar had a long-standing desire to hear from Sri Sai Baba a
mantra for him to repeat. Baba, who knew of his desire, uttered some mantra
and Noolkar repeated this as his personal mantra until the end of his life.
He also had a desire that Baba should present him with some article which he
could worship daily and Baba fulfilled this desire too. He called for
Noolkar on the night of Datta Jayanti around 9 oÕclock in the evening. Baba
was in such impatient anticipation of Noolkar's arrival that he sent two
more people for Noolkar before the first one reached the Wada to convey his
message. Noolkar hurried to the masjid. Baba seized him by the hand and
taking him to where the kafnis were stacked, picked up one and covered him.
He said, "Tatya ba, keep this kafni with you. This will save you from the
bitter wind and the cold." Tatya Noolkar who was enchanted by the infinite
love and kindness showered upon him by Baba started weeping and placed his
head reverently at Baba's feet. He felt that in a way this was Baba granting
him an initiation in to monkhood or sanyasa. Baba's love and kindness
towards Noolkar were of such a stature that Noolkar settled permanently at
Shirdi.
While Tatya Saheb Noolkar was the Assistant Judge at Pandharpur, he tried a
case regarding the rights of worship at Pandharpur. He always believed
honesty and morality to be his two eyes. He did not succumb to pressure from
any quarter and gave a just verdict in that case. He took leave after that
sensational case and went to Shirdi. As he saw him Baba said, "Tatya ba have
you come? It is good that you are here. How long are you going to stay?"
Noolkar replied with great humility, "Baba! I do not wish to go anywhere
else from here. Please let me stay at Shirdi henceforth. I am coming here
after delivering a verdict about the holy Panduranga Temple. Let me not
become involved in the normal machinations and litigation of mere men and
hold a pen again to write judgments. Let that judgment, pertaining to the
divine Pandharpur be my last one." Baba smiled and said, "Let it be so."
Noolkar resigned and stayed on at Shirdi.


(To be continued)....

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Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 28, 2009, 08:05:01 PM
Why fear when I am here


Sai baba


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Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 28, 2009, 10:55:03 PM
Don’t you remember that Baba had refused to take Gold and silver presents from a queen who had come in a palanquin but had accepted a single roti with an onion from an old lady.

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Title: Re: Shirdi Sai Thought!
Post by: Dipika on January 28, 2009, 10:55:31 PM
Kakasaheb Dixit had made Shirdi more or less his home. After the death of his loving daughter Vatsali in 1911, Kakasaheb Dixit isolated himself from worldly attachments. He decided to live on whatever he could earn with grace of Almighty. He brought all his wealth to Shirdi and placed it at Lotus Feet of Baba. Sai Baba knew that Kakasaheb will need money in future so He said, "O Keep the money with you only. It will be useful in your old age".

Kakasaheb said, "Your blessings are with me. I do not need this money." Kakasaheb emptied the bag of money before Baba even though He refused.

Baba did not keep even a single penny with Him and donated all the money generously among other devotees present in Dwarkamai.

Famous judge of Mumbai Shri Garade was also present in Dwarkamai at this occasion. He was surprised at this deed of Kakasaheb.

Kakasaheb did not mind Baba's not accepting his gift and distributing it among the devotees. He wore the same smile on his face which was always present. Kakasaheb said to Baba while pressing His legs, "Baba this world is full of pits and falls, please have mercy on me and give me permission to sacrifice this Sansar."

Baba answered, "Kaka! You have only one Sansar. I have many but still I don’t think to leave any of them. Then why do you want to leave your one and only one Sansar? So stick to whatever you have and that will do you good in future".

It was in the year 1918, when Baba took Mahasamadhi. At the time Kakasaheb's age was about 54 years. He abdicated all his wealth at Holy Feet of Baba. He generously used left over money for charity. He was always engrossed in Sai Naam Jaap. Days passed by like this and Kakasaheb was pressed under debt of Rs. 30,000. Only millionaires took such considerable debts at that time. Kakasaheb was tensed about repayment of the debt. His condition grew from bad to worse as the