9 Effective Ways Of Utilisation Of Sai Satcharitra
How should Sai devotees utilize Shri Sai Satcharitra :
1.Get the book, Shri Sai Satcharitra in whatever language one choose to read. Neatly wrap it in a piece of cloth, and place it near Baba's photograph or idol with due sanctity.
2.Whether at home or elsewhere, one should always read a few pages of the book every night before going to sleep. Every devotee should try to keep Baba as the last thought before going to sleep.
3.During a crisis it should be read devoutly for a week, as is mentioned in Shri Sai Satcharitra. If possible reading should begin on a Thursday or on some other special day, such a Ramnavmi, Dussehra, Gurupurnima, Janmashtami, Mahashivratri, Navratri, etc. After its completion on the seventh day, one should feed the poor and destitute either in the Temple or at home or wherever possible.
4.One should read it sitting in some isolated corner in the Temple or in front of Baba's statue or photograph/painting. If other people are present, then it should be read to them as well. Group reading should always be encouraged.
5.Wherever and whenever possible, it should be read continuously from sunrise to sunset in the Temples on auspicious days. Devotees may be asked to read in turns, as in done in chanting the holy name i.e. Naamjap. Encourage children to read this book. Question-answer competitions based on Shri Sai Satcharitra can be organized in Temples.
6.Shri Sai Satcharitra should be read to the devotees who are sick, aged and those nearing death as much as possible. All of them will get peace.
7.Shri Sai Satcharitra is reasonably priced book and is easily available in Shirdi. Therefore, any devotee visiting Shirdi must bring few copies with him to distribute among the people free of cost.
8.At times of stress and agony, if one sincerely searches for the answers from Shri Sai Satcharitra he will not only find the answers but also solace. His faith will grow in Baba.
9.May Shri Sainath reveal the Divine knowledge and mysteries contained in this book to the devotees in the same manner in which He had inspired Hemadpant to write this book.
Shri Sai Satcharitra should be considered by all devotees as the Gita and Bible.
(Source: 'Shirdi Sai Baba and other Perfect Masters' written by Respected Guruji Shri C.B.Satpathy,