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  • Self-Realization is but God-Realization

    On seeing a beautiful flower, it is but natural to exclaim 'how beautiful!' However, we will not acknowledge God who created it. The desire to possess a beautiful object of the nature is a sign of sheer selfishness. With this egoistic view, a person cannot identify his relationship with God. Thus, Baba would at first fulfil the material desires of His devotees in order to slowly kindle the spark of devotion. A person with a spiritual bent of mind would long for a glimpse of God. Narendranath used to meet every saint and would ask 'have you seen God? Can you show me God?' Thus, concentration and longing would increase in a person who yearns to see God. In fact, the sages who realized God told Narendranath, 'You are the other form of God'.
    In the Bhagavad Geeta, Lord Krishna proclaimed 'I shall dwell as fire in the living beings'. But, the devotee would be agitated before he acquires perfection in practice to see God who dwells within him. The musk deer would search for the musk in the entire forest unaware of the fragrance oozing out from its navel. Likewise, the practicing devotee would wander in the path of knowledge and devotion in search of God. The moment he comes across a spiritual teacher, who lights the lamp of wisdom, he will get self-realization and experience the ever-new joy by seeing the Blissful Sai within His own being.
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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    « Reply #61 on: May 02, 2012, 12:54:25 PM »
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  • The Story of the Life of Sri Guru(Gurucharitra)
    For the welfare of mankind, God Himself incarnated as Sri Dattatreya-The Universal Guru (Teacher). Thus, He became the very originator of all Yogic traditions. In the recent times, He descended in various human forms like Sripada Srivallabha, Sri Nrusimha Saraswathi, Sri Manik Prabhu, Sri Akkalkot Maharaj, Sri Shirdi Saibaba. In other words, the life stories of all these Avatars is the great history of Sri Dattatreya. Saints, who are the Dattatreya incarnate, even after shedding their mortal coils, have been appearing in flesh and blood to their devotees and showering their grace on them.
    Firstly, the reading of "Sri Gurucharitra" which is about the two Datta Avatars, gave the holy vision of Sri Dattatreya and liberation to several devotees. For some others, Sri Dattatreya appeared in dreams and guided them to the right Guru. However, the common-folk will not have the maturity of worshiping the true Gurus although they are present before them. Hence the reading of "Sri Gurucharitra" will offer us such an opportunity. The Divine Master Sai never revealed the method of worshipping Him. Hence, the devotees must make regular reading of "Sri Gurucharitra". Baba made Kushabhavu read the book for 108 times. "Sri Gurucharitra" guides one in reaching the feet of the right Sadguru.

     
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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    « Reply #62 on: May 04, 2012, 07:42:17 PM »
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  • We should not think, ours is the Only Right Path  
    Having faith in God and moving on the right path, a person acquires merit. Even what we receive through practice should be deemed as if bestowed by the grace of God. We should never think that we alone are the great practitioners or noble persons. If we assume so, even little mistakes of others would appear magnified. The path of righteousness is paved with love and not through microscopic examination of other's mistakes. The quality of love is mercy. To err is human; to forgive is divine. We are able to live as good persons because Merciful God forgives our mistakes and puts us on the right path. We have to set right the mistakes of others and try to put them back on the right path.
    We come across instances where parents punish children or husband reprimands his wife for trivial issues. Instead, if we make them realize what their mistakes were, there is every possibility that they may mend their mistakes. Tears of repentance would wash their sins. "In fact, who are we to punish? What right do we have to punish others? Are there not pitfalls in the path we think as right?" The right thing is to give advice and persuade them with love. We, therefore, have to shed ego that we alone are great. We should always pray to Baba to forgive our mistakes done out of ignorance, enrich the quality of mercy and take us nearer to Him and make us dearer to Him.


     
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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    « Reply #63 on: May 06, 2012, 07:57:45 PM »
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  • Adoring the Teacher
    Word is the divine power which throws light on the Unmanifested Supreme Soul. However powerful one may be, without education one is branded as a dumb brute. Education is knowledge. That is true education which imparts the knowledge that the visible world is not long lasting and the attainment of the Supreme Reality, the embodiment of ever-new joy, is the prime purpose of life. A teacher dispels darkness and equips one with knowledge; whereas, an enlightened teacher guides a disciple in the light of wisdom to realize God. For the teacher who helps unite the individual soul with the Universal Soul, we should bow with deep reverence saying "glory be to the Guru, the God". While protecting the body for the maintenance of dharma, we should restrain the mind and sense organs. The very purpose of human life is to merge with God by the practice of the priceless spiritual wisdom acquired by the grace of Guru.
    God descends as the World-Teacher in the Age of Kaliyuga when the humans digress from the path of righteousness. The Triple Form of the Divine Absolute incarnates as Lord Dattatreya to set the tradition of master and disciple. Sai, God Incarnate, by the touch of His grace, turned many an atheist and the arrogant as His devotees and showed them the path to divinity. We get several instances of proof of Shirdi Sai's Grace.

    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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  • Be Obedient to Baba, Nothing can Scare You
    In life, health and happiness depend on the grace of God. We get them by our fair conduct and faith in God. The reason for not getting the grace of God is due to lack of obedience and devotion. Obedience means complete surrender and just doing as commanded. This is an integral part of devotion. Obedience means to have firm faith in God as a child has in its father. "Why does father command so? Why does he do so?" such questions will not occupy a child's mind. He will simply obey his father's commands. So, we need not search for the 'cause-effect' link in everything.
    We may not understand the acts of God. But we need to obey Him. Obedience will brighten our future. When devotees came to Baba to take leave, Baba used to ask them not to leave Shirdi on that day, but leave the next day. Devotees obeyed Baba's word, and re-scheduled their journey despite urgency and never did they incur any loss. Whatever happened turned out to be good. The disobedient left Shirdi much against Baba's wish and suffered a lot. Only God knows what is in store for us tomorrow. People who abide by God's command will safely reach the right destination. Violating His command might cause problems. Therefore, if we abide by Baba's word with unquestioning obedience, our life's journey will be smoother.

     
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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    « Reply #65 on: May 19, 2012, 07:50:51 PM »
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  • Gathering of Like-Minded Spiritual Souls is not Common but should be Cultivated like a Garden
    An association is a get-together of people. Generally a person intends to tread a path trodden by the most. If one is among the good, he will naturally select the right path and thereby reap good results. So, one needs sincere practice and the association of spiritually charged souls. This should be cultivated like a garden. Time and again, it should be watered, weeds plucked and plants protected. Hence, we all must assemble, listen to and contemplate on the God-Guru Sai and keep assimilating and applying His teachings and emulate His life of love and good deeds.
    Spiritual practice is the listening of the stories of God. Valmiki's "Ramayana" and Vyasa's "Bhagavatham" were propagated by his learned disciples throughout this vast country. Thus, even the illiterate masses are familiar with the philosophical truths, epics and right conduct. By listening to such great ideas and getting our hearts purified, devotion and dedication would grow like healthy plants. So, once in a week we should invite our neighbours and make them listen to stories of God's love, do arathi to Sai's idol, pray and sing bhajans, offer food and share it with one and all. The company of such noble souls alone will be our flowery path to reach Sainath Maharaj.

     
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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    « Reply #66 on: June 23, 2012, 08:45:41 PM »
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  • The Five Elements at the Command of Baba
    God initially created the five elements before He created the Universe. They are very vital to creation. The sky, wind, fire, water and earth are the five creative elements to be venerated. We respect the Mother Earth. Only when the five elements maintain balance, coordination and calm, all beings can live in peace and order. If not, earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, thunder storms will frighten us.
    When the five elements raise there heads and unleash fury, mankind would firmly hold on to the Divine Feet. The inhabitants of Shirdi did the same thing. They believed that Baba was an ordinary Fakir who sat under the neem tree. When rain caused havoc with lightening, thunder and fierce wind, a few true believers flocked Baba. True to their faith in Baba, He controlled the nature's fury with ire-filled eyes. The weather became calm again. In the horizon, the Sun God burst into light. Baba's aura evenly spread out like the sunlight. The faith in Baba among the masses gained strength. When the tongues of flame in the Dhuni, fire-place, leaped up, Baba controlled them with a stroke of His Satka, a small stick. Baba, the Creator of the five elements, commanded them to calm down for the welfare of the people. We, the children of God, should similarly inculcate the spirit of kindness and work for universal welfare.

     
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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  • I shall be Ever Active and Vigorous Even
    After Leaving this Earthly Body

    A doubt creeps in many, whether God would protect them or not despite offering regular prayers. But, we need not get such a doubt in the case of Baba, because He assured "I am Ever-Active and vigorous even after leaving My Earthly Body". God will assume human form to save the humanity, console them and move them on to the right path by teaching human values and finally makes them to be like Him. "Though I am shedding My mortal coil, I shall never leave the precincts of your minds", thus assured Baba. Physical body is composed of five elements viz., earth, water, fire, air and sky.
    'Ever-Active' is one of the key words in Baba's assurance to us. Despite His absence in body, the ever-watchful Sai protects His devotees at all times. He is aware of the pregnancy of Mainatayi, daughter of Nana Saheb in Jamnagar and saved her life from the pangs of birth and blessed her deliver a baby safely by sending the sacred ash with Bhavagiri Bapu. Likewise, He slaked Nanachandorkar's thirst on the hill of Harischandra. Again by thrusting His hand into the fire-place at Dwarakamayi, Baba could hold and save a child from falling into the burning furnace in the house of an iron smith. Even after His Samadhi, Baba has been safeguarding the lives of millions of His devotees.
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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  • To establish an Old Age Home "SAI ODI" (The lap of Sai)
    and give shelter to the abandoned, decrepit Senior Citizens
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    Lap of the Sai
    This is the twilight of life and sun vanishes
    When the strength of youth diminishes
    Children have gone out like swans
    We remain here alone as orphans
    Believed all as my kith and kin and fine
    But learnt, none is mine
    My journey is towards you Sainath
    Show mercy lead me into a right path
    Tired of mundane life and household
    Lost the strength but I am in your fold
    Sai, support me this is my request
    Sai's lap is the best in East or West
    I bow to you, I asked you heaven never
    I surrender, always Oh, Sree Sai to you for ever...
     


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    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
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  • A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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  • A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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  • A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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  • Money Cannot Buy Everything

    Human greed for money is increasing day by day, so also avarice and selfishness. People have started believing that money and wealth are very important. Assuming that money is the world's key factor, they want to make money by any means. But money cannot buy peace of mind which is very crucial to one's life. Medicines will not work when mind is in disorder. It is a reality that money plays an important role in certain things. Money serves as a useful tool to those who are financially helped in their dire need. We should realize the fact that money would be useful to fulfil earthly needs, but not helpful to attain salvation. One Swamiji had scores of devotees, disciples in different parts of the world. Among them, one rich but greedy devotee accumulated lots of money by not even spending on his own food. One day he called on the Swamiji. Having heard about his nature before, Swamiji gave a needle to him and asked him to carefully preserve it and it could be returned on reaching heaven. The rich man asked as to how can a needle be carried with him after death. Swamiji questioned him with a gleam of smile, 'what is the use of your piled up money'? You cannot carry it after death. Is it not! Baba used to accept dakshina from several people but distributed it on the same day. We should, therefore, donate part of our money to the needy. Charity is the heart of Divinity.
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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  • Those who cannot Render Social Service can Help those who Serve Others
    Man always wants to live in happiness in whichever state he is placed. To experience such happiness, man should search for God and not for mere food or clothing. But, where does God dwell? It is told that the place of worship of the devotee is God's Abode. Indeed, God dwells in the hearts of those who love Him. Self-realized people have to offer themselves at the altar of God by serving people around them. Serving the needy among the society is indeed serving the Divinity.
    God comes to the rescue of the people in the form of fellow human beings. God makes use of us as His instruments to fulfill His Will of helping the needy. However, every one of us may not have the capacity to determine the path that leads to God-realization. Yet, we need not despair. There are several means of rendering social service. We could help the weak and the helpless within our capacity. To a dedicated social worker, help and support can be given either in cash or kind or by labour. If we plant a tiny seed, it grows into a big tree, gives shelter and satisfies the hunger of many. Same is the case with our service to the society. Likewise, if we render selfless and whole-hearted service to the best of our ability, we will become worthy of enjoying Baba's boundless grace.

    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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  • A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
    http://lh5.ggpht.com/_lOgd1uS-wX0/TCOlFNMxIBI/AAAAAAAAE88/GpxUgxnwioE/why_fear_when_i_am_here.jpg

     


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