Sunday, March 22, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
But what about the future generation? They may or may not know its value, So his grandson took all the coins to a goldsmith and got a silver statue of Baba made. He figured that the idol would be taken care off. The silver idol is worshipped daily.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Sai Baba is not merely Akkalkot Maharaj. he is also the incarnation of all Gods. He appeared at Rama, Krishna. Maruti a, Datta and also as Ganesh to all devotees.
Let us Pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnationn of all god and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
|Over a hundred security guardsand hundreds of policeman provide security to ensure peace and order during the one0and-half-day at shirdi shirdi sai baba darshan at campal Panaji.|
Chairman of the Goa Pradesh Shree Sai Baba Paduka Darshan Sohala Samiti, Anil Counto, said that they are expecting over a lakh devotees to gather at the Bandodkar ground on Sunday, February 22, from all over Goa to catch a glimpse and pay their respects to the Sai Baba Paduka, which will arrive all the way from Shirdi.
Suresh Waable of the Saunsthan informed that the paduka will arrive in Goa on February 21at 4 pm, and will be welcomed by chief minister Digambar Kamat at Patradevi along with other cabinet ministers and MLAs.
On Sunday, the Paduka Darshan of Shirdi Sai Baba and Bhakti Sammelan will be organised at the grounds at Campal. Governor of Goa S S Sidhu and chief minister Digambar Kamat will be present for the ceremony.
Ashok Khambekar of the Shirdi Sai Saunstha said, "The paduka abhishek will take place on Sunday at 6 am. Thereafter, devotees will be allowed darshan up to 12 noon. At 6 pm Saanj aarti will be performed and Sez aarti at 10.30 pm."
Dr Ekanth Gadekar said, "At 4.30 pm on February 22 devotees will be offered Mahaprasad. We have made arrangements for 10,000 to stand in a queue at one time for the paduka darshan and 25,000 will be accommodated in the pandal at a time during the darshan."
The event is being organised by the Shirdi Sai Saunstha and Goa Pradesh Shree Sai Baba Paduka Darshan Sohala Samiti to celebrate 100 years of the first Sai Baba palki or palanquin that travelled from Dwarka Mai to Chawdi in Shirdi in 1909.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Maddhu shah told Baba that he received only Rs.500 Baba appearing not to have taken note of it, gave the fakir udi as prasad and sent him away. The fakir travelled for about two miles and was near neemgaon, when a tahslidar named Erun Shah, passed in atonga. On seeing the fakir, he got down from the tonga, gave the food packet he was carrying and also Rs.200. The fakir took the money and food packet, and feeling very happy, continued his journey after some rest.
Erun shah the tahslidar, reached Shirdi and stayed in the house of Tatya Patil. He told him a dream he had. In his dream someone told him," come to shirdi in tonga. On your way near to neemgaon you will find a fakir with a tiger skin on him. GIve him Rs.200 and also some food.
Six Months after the above mentioned incident, the two youths, Lakshman and Gulab, came to Erun Shah and gave himm Rs.1,000 each in some other connection. That day again Erun shah had a dream. Someone told him in his dream," In your dream about six months back, as per my direction you gave a fakir of RS.200. Today, I am giving you ten times that." What moral we learn from this story is , Baba collected ten timed the amount from Lakshman and Gulab, which they had misappropriated, not carrying for Baba;s instructions and made the two youths pay to Erun Shah, who obeyed Baba's instructions, ten times the money he had paid to the fakir. Those who steal God's money will have to pay back ten times that during this birth or in the future. Under any circumstances one should be willing to spend for God but if one is tempted to take god's money then one will have to suffer.
Thus Baba sent for her and told,'' Mother, I am like your child. You are like my mother.Why are you undergoing this agony and desiring wealth? I am a fakir. Show Kindness to me. My Guru was a great' Satpurusha'. When I approached him, he asked me two coins as dakshina. They are not ordinary coins. One is Shraddha (faith) and the other is Saburi (patience). Shraddha means faith , doing work correctly, and saburi means patience- equanimity in the face of difficulties. As soon as he asked for them, I improve these two qualities in me and gave them to my Guru as dakshina. He immediately got my head tonsured and accepted my dakshina.
" When my Guru was in mediatation I used to sit in front of him, and focus my eyes on his face, withour diverting it on other matters; this went on for days , forgetting hunger and thirst. He also used to look at me with love. On such occassions we used to be full of mutual love and happiness. I could not withstand our seperation even for a moment. There was no other goal for me except my Guru. I never carved for anything other than my Guru. He also desired to have my love only and nothing else. He used to radiate his affection on me always.
" I will never tell a lie sitting in this mosque. My Guru did not tell me any Mantra I cannot also give any advice to you. If you want to have me as your Guru, you must behave as I did in the case of my Guru. Keep me as the goal of your thoughts and ideals. see me with undeterred sincerity and I will also see you in the same manner. Some drawbacks and pressures in life will try to sepearte us. Withour yielding to such things you should exercise patience and be happy. Unless you act like this , you cannot reach your's life goal. You need not bother about the four kinds of practices six Shastras or eight kibds of yoga. With strong devotion, if you serve your Guru that is enough. This is the only true thing that my guru taught me.''
These nectar-like words of Baba changed the heart of the old woman and she gave up the fast . That day Baba made her sit next to him and eat her food.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sreeman Butty, with the help of shama, kaka saheb dixit and others, had produced the material required for the construction of the wada, and engaged the required workers. They decided to commence the work on 30 december 1913 with the laying of the foundation stone. Baba also agreed to this. The construction started. Shama was supervising . The underground structure, the outside structure and digging the well were completed. Baba also saw the construction work daily on his way to Lendi Bagh and back to the mosque. Sometimes Baba would indicate some alterations and give some suggestions. Slowly the workers also developed devotion and faith in Baba. They saluted Baba every day before the commencement of work and also at closing time. The bilding Material and the implements were taken of by Bapu Saheb Jog. With Baba's blessings , the building rose quickly. The workers worked as if it was a holy Yagna.
Butty was in a hurry to install sri krishna's idol in the big hall. When he sought permission of Baba to order for the idol, Baba declined to give the permission ,stating that when the Wada was completed, he would himself come and reside there and all of them would embrace each other and play there and be happy. On another ocassion, Baba sat cross-legged on the base constructed for installing Sri Krishna's idol. Butty once again asked Baba's permission to get the idol prepared-Baba asked whether he was not Sri Krishna. He told Butty to patiently for sometime, saying that the idol could be installed afterwards. NObody could understand the inner meaning of Sai Baba' words. The temple was coming up gradually. Baba made all arrangements personally and if he wanted to tell his devotees about anything, he told them in their dreams.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Out of the money received through dakshina, Baba spent only a little of it for his chillum and towards firewood for the Dhuni; the balance amount he gave away to the poor and to those who were with him. Daily he gave away thus up sixty rupees. The then British Government had received reports through its intelligence agencies, that Baba sometimes distributed more than what he received.
For spiritual progress, generally there are two obstacles: Wealth and sex. Baba used to put the devoteed to test regarding these two. He asked for money by way of dakshina. After that he sent them to the house of Radhakrishna Mai, who was a young and beautiful widow. She used to make arrangements in her house for food for those devotees who came from far0off places. She completely devoted her energies in the services of Baba. Pleased with her devotion, Baba gave her super powers without her knowledge. She could read the thoughts of those who visited her. She used to caution those whose thoughts became perverted after seeing her beauty. Baba sent the devotees to her house at onetime or other, just to test them. The devotees exercised utmost caution while in her house.
All the valuable articles that were with shirdi Samsthan were those brought by devotees on the advise of Radhakrishna Mai. But Baba never showed any interest in them. He told that all that his property consisted of were an undercloth, a seperate cloth and a tumbler. His mind never went after materialistic objects. In the same way Those who read these story should develop a detachment from worldly things . With a prayer to sai Baba to bless these my readers with pece and happiness.
"Allah Mallik hai"
Friday, February 13, 2009
Baba taught whenever there was time and oppurtinity. He used to say that he is omnipresent and present in all elements like earth, air , water, fire and light. He allowed some devotees to do his Pada Puja, some otheres to hear his leelas; some othere to go to the temple of Khandoba and a few others to do parayana of holy books according to their needs. He give instructions to some personally and to some in their dreams. Once, when Radhakrishna Mai was suffering from fever , Baba asked for a ladder to be brought . He climbed it to the roof of her house. He gave two rupees to the person who brought the ladder. Even though all these acts of Baba appeared strange , the fever of Radhakrishna Mai subsided.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Once when Damu Anna was sitting near baba's feet the got two doubts.'so many devotees are coming to Baba will all of them be benefited?'
'Now I am seeking Baba' advise in all matters and by acting according to his advice, I am much benefited . But what will be my fate after baba leaves this body? should O be like a drifiting kite?'
Having read the doubts in Damu Anna Baba answered,
Look at that mango tree and its thick flowers. If all the flowers become mangoes, how nice it will be. But at the stage itself a lot will fall off. Some will fall off at the stage of tender mangoes. Due to puckling by birds, and children hitting with stones, some were will fall off. Finally very few become ripe mangoes. The same with these devotees also.
" Even after leaving the present body I will be alert . The Protection for my devoteed will come from my Samadhi. I will discharge all my obligations from my samadhi. My bones will look after your welfare."
We pray to Baba, to extend the assurances given to Damu Anna, to my readers.
When they reached shirdi, Sai Baba called Das Ganu and asked him about the coconut given by Vasu Devananda. Surprised as to how Baba knew about it, Das Ganu narrated everything and sought the pardon of Baba. He rose to go to the shop to get another coconut. But Baba prevented him and told him," Child, do not go. Can the coconut which you intend to bring now be equal to the one sent my brother? Do not worry . You are also my children. All my possessions are yours. I do not have anything against you". So saying , he blesses him.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Ramachandra studied up to 5th class in Marathi medium. His father was a linguist and taught him to read and write urdu. When he grew up he sought the job of a school master, but was appointed as headmaster. Thus he was in a charge of four schools. Three months later he was married to Mathura Bai Kulkarni. They stayed in their father's home in Barsi, where he continiued to work as head master. They had two sons and three daughters. He retired in 1972 and in 1980 moved to pune where he is currently staying.
With Baba's blessings and grace his children are leading fruitful and comfortable lives.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
As long as the physical body is there attachment will be therre. Pnce the life leaves the body, then there are no such attachments. for sages, saints and those who want to free themselves from this and those who want to0 free themselves from this lifecycle, this state gives them peace and happiness to their soul. But ordinary peolpe , after their death seek rebirth as they are not able to come out of their worldly desires. If you do not have such desires then there will not be rebirth or" punar janma". This is Moksha or Mukthi Or salvation.
With great detachment having got moksha Gurudhan, Dwarkamai, and Venkusa in the form of jyotis were in shirdionly for the welfare and prosperity of the masses and not for the sake of them selves. Under such a state there would not be any relationship as mother and son. All were equal and in such a state only , all were at shirdi sai was visible in the human form whereas the other were not. this was only difference.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
He never tolerated it if anyone talked against Baba . Such was his devotion towards Baba. one day he noticed some merchants asking Baba about money matters and troublim him much. He came forward quickly and sat in front of Baba, demanding ," Fakir! I want a big tree which bears money immediately. I do not want a small tree which cannot give me money just now. It should give the money the moment it sprouts." Baba cooled the temper of Nanavali and assured him that he would grant his request and Nanavali went laughing.
The devotees present there conveyed their feeling to Baba that it was not good for Baba to entertain Nanavali, who was a crazy person. Baba replied as follows," while I am sitting in this mosque to show you Jnana Marga leading to salvation,you are coming to me for wealth, fame , status and other materialistic desires. What is it that one has to achieve in his lifetime? Is wealth the only onething? No. but wealth is also necessary -only upto the level of leading a normal life and that too with money earned the right way. Even if you earn money and accumulate a lot of wealth out of greed , throughout your life, it is fact that nothing will come with you after you die.
"My spiritual treasury is overflowing . I can give whatever devotees desire . They can also come and take away whatever amount they like. But they should qualify themselves for receving it. But they are not willing to take what I give them, they want only what they desire. I am prepared to give them priceless gold. But they choose only earthen lumps.
" From where did we come into this human body? What we are doing noe? from here, where are we going? Who is behind our biths and deaths? who created the sun, the moon , the stars and other planets? People don't think about all this . They are only after wealth and physical happiness, thinking that this life is permanent . But they are getting destroyed like the insects which, drawn to the flame perish. This is complete Agnana (ignorana) which is quiet opposite to Jnana Marga. I came in this body only to put humanity in the jnana marga.
Many a time Baba elaborated the word " I and Me" through his teachings. To know about me or to search for me you need not go elsewhere. If you remove your name and form , then what is left in you is myself. Not only in you but I am equally present in all living things. If you realise this, then you can see me in all living things. If you cause any pain to any living thing, you are hurting me. Those who tolerate the hardships caused to them by others, are dear to me.
Friday, January 30, 2009
1) The Covetus
2) The Mislery
3 The Fickle-Minded.
4) A person without devotion fo faith
5) One who does not care to render service to guru.
There are incidents in Baba's life to show how he adopted disciples. On one ocassion a rich man with Rs.250 in his pocket had heard that Baba could impart Brahmajana to any one he chose and would not demand payment for the upadesa. He engaged a carriage from the railway station to shirdi and back. On arrival at shirdi he told the carriage driver he would be back in few hours and went into the mosque and saw Baba . He told Baba he had come for Brahmajana and wanted it immediately as though it was a parcel to be handed over across a counter in a shop. Baba told him he understood his need and asked a boy who was near him to get a loan of Rs. 5 from a moneylender on his behalf. The boy returned after a few minutes saying that the moneylender was not to be found. The boy was again sent with a similar demand to some other moneylenders and he came back with the same reply - not to be found. In this way half an hour had elapsed and the rich visitor was getting impatient and afraid that the carriage driver would not demand for the delay. He thought of lending the money Baba wanted but was not sure if it could be recovered and so he gave up that idea. He then asked Baba why he was delaying giving him UPadesa. Baba asked him :'' Have you understood nothing? I have been all the while trying to impress you with Brahmajana.You see, i want five things surrendered to me. The five are manas (mind) buddhi( reason), ahankar (ego), chitta (thought) and will. unless a man thoroughly surrenders himself and is free from the love of money and love of worldly things he cannot attain Brahmajnana. When the dawn comes there will be light and not earlier. The visitor then realised that Baba had read his mind and that he was to avaricious ever to get Brahmajnana.
For Baba , two things necessary for a good shishya were " Nishta" (faith) and "Saburi "(patience). Baba said his guru asked him for dakshina of two paise and when he gave the coin to him he was satisfied. Explaining nishta Baba said no progress could be made by any shishya who had no faith in his guru or in the scriptures, vedic mantras, etc. No guru would accept a sishya eho lacked the proper attitude and spirit and betrayed lack of faith. Unless a man had the necessary humility he could not approach the guru. A guru had to test a newcomer to make sure that he had or would soon have sufficient humility and respectivity. If one did not have sufficient faith in his guru he would not accept the guru said. It has been said that mantras do not bear fruit unless the one who chants them has faith in him.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Who was free from Hridayagranthi.
2) Om Kshipraprasadhadhatare Namaha !
Who grants boon very quickly.
3) Om Sukesu vigathasprughaya Namaha !
Who had no desire or Joy-even when he experienced it.
4) Om Siddhayavanmukhaya Namaha !
Who was indifferent to the acquistion of siddhies.
5) Om sayidhevaya Namaha !
Sai Deva ( Lord sai)
6) Om Svemahimni prathistithaya Namaha !
Who is established in his own Greatness.
7) Om siddha Sankalpaya Namaha !
Whose very idea becomes a realised fact.
8)Om Sayiramaya Namaha !
9) Om sadhu Poshakaya Namaha !
Who feeds and supports the good.
10) Om Akhandasachidanandhaya Namaha !
Om . I bow to him . Who is perfect Satchitananda.
11) Om Adhidaivaya Namaha!
Who presides over Gods.
12) Om Adhyakshaya Namaha !
13) Om Adhistanaya Namaha !
Who is the substratum.
14) Om Ananthanamane Namaha !
Who has numberless names.
15) Om Abhimanathidhuraya Namaha !
Who is devoid of conceit.
16) Om Aprathiestadhatre Namaha !
Who grants desired objects even before they are prayed for
17) Om Aparvruth Namaha !
Who has thrown open the door of mercy.
18) Om Apam Puspanibhodhakaya Namaha !
Whose body is etheral.
19) Om Amarthyaya Namaha !
Who is immortal .
20) Om Avatharitha Sarvessaya Namaha !
Who is God's Avtar .
21) Om Aristagnaya Namaha !
Who overcomes inauspicious influences.
22) Om Avadhiritha Vaibhavaya Namaha !
Who disdains wealth and power.
23) Om Avisistaya Namaha !
Who is undifferentiated.
24) Om Avangmanasa gocharaya Namaha !
Who is beyond the reach of speech or thought.
25) Om Avyahrutha Sukhapradhaya Namaha !
Who bestows ineffable bills.
26) Om Asakyasakyakarthre Namaha !
Who achieves the impossible.
27 ) Om Asangadhrudha sasthrabhruthe Namaha !
Who wears the powerful weapon of Asanga.
28) Om Aksina sowhrdhaya Namaha !
Whose love and friendship are unflagging.
29) Om Athmaramaya Namaha !
Whose garden is his soul.
30) Om Athmanandha Prakasaya Namaha !
Who beams with the bliss of Atman.
31) Om Acharyaparamaya Namaha !
Who regarded Guru as supreme.
32) Om Ichchdhina jagathsarvaya Namaha !
Whose will is supreme all over the world.
33) Om Arthathrana Parayana Namaha !
Whose objective is the relief of the distress.
34) Om Ayurarogya Namaha !
Who grants health and length of life.
35) Om Ananda Pradhya Namaha !
Who bestows bliss.
36) Om Isaradhana Namaha !
Who was ever after the worship of God.
37) Om Indhu sithale bhasine Namaha !
Whose speech is a gratifying and cooling as the moon says.
38) Om Vedhenthambhuja suraya Namaha !
Who like a sun in the heart of the devotees.
39) Om Visvabhavana Bhavithaya Namaha !
Who was endowed with the faculty of identifying himself with all.
40) Om Vaihayasa Namaha !
Who could travel through the sky.
41) Om Vitharaga bhayakrodhaya Namaha !
Who had no desires no fear no anger.
42) Om Srikantaya Namaha !
Who is Srikanata.
43) Om Suklambaradharaya Namaha !
Who wore white robes.
44) Om Sithalavak Namaha !
Whose words were sweet liek nectar.
45 ) Om Siddhesaya Namaha !
Lord of physic power.
46) Om Siddhidhaya Namaha !
Who confer siddhis ( power)
47) Om Sarva bhuthantharathmane Namaha !
Who is in the hearts of all creatures.
48) Om Sadasrayaya Namaha !
Who is the resort of the God.
49) Om Sathya narauanaya Namaha !
Who is satya Narayana!
50) Om Bhajatham suhrudhe Namaha !
The friend of those who are devoteed.
51) Om Bhakthathyantha hithausadhaya Namaha !
Who is the most benefecial remedy of devotees.
52) Om Pramanathitha Chinumurthaya Namaha !
Who is the pure consciousness needing no otside proof of its existence.
53) Om Prasasthavache Namaha !
Whose words are praise worthy.
54) Om Prathyaksha dhevathamurthaya Namaha !
Who is the visible embodiment of divinity.
55) Om purvajaya Namaha !
Who had no desires to gratify.
56) Om Premadhaya Namaha !
Who can be influenced by Prema.
57) Om Bhudhajanavanaya Namaha !
Who protects the Wise.
58) Om Brahmaandhaya Namaha !
Who is the supreme bliss.
59) Om Bhathathyantha Namaha !
Who is the best among the knowers of Brahmin.
60) Om Bhagavathe Namaha !
The Bhagavan ( God)
61)) Om Bhakta Vathsalaya Namaha !
Who was fond of Devotees.
62) Om Bhakthanurgraha Namaha !
Who was anxious to fravour devotees.
63) Om Bhajathamistaka madhule Namaha !
Who grants the desires of the devotees.
64) Om Bhadramarya Namaha !
Who guide (us) on a safe path.
65) Om Bhayanasanaya Namaha !
Who removes fear.
66) Om Ajaya Namaha!
Who is unborn.
67) Athinamara svabhavakaya Namaha !
Who was very humble.
68) Om Arganya Namaha !
Who is the foremust.
69) Om Ajanama sthithi nasaya Namha !
Who has no birth, life and Death.
70) Om Anatha parirakshakaya Namaha !
Who protects the unprotected.
71) Om Anathaya Namaha !
Who is Endless.
72) Om Anuvarthitha venkusaya Namaha !
Who is the disciple of venkatesa.
73) Om Anadhruthasta siddhaye Namaha !
Who regarded not even the 8 siddhis.
74) Om Antarhrdhaya Akasaya Namaha !
Who is the Akasa (ether ) in the heart.
75) Om Astavarga mayaya Namaha !
Who is himself heaven.
76) Om Antharyamine Namaha !
The Dwelling Soul.
77) Om Aprapanchaya Namaha !
Who is beyond samsara.
78) Om Abhimanathi dhuraya Namaha !
Who is devoid of conceit.
79) Om Avisistaya Namaha !
Who is undifferentiated.
80) Om Avyaja Karunasindhave Namaha !
Who is an ocean of true mercy.
81) Om Avakpuni padhorave Namaha !
Who has no vocal organs , hands , feet, or thigh.
82) Om Aksina sowhrdhaya Namaha !
Whose love and friendship are unflagging.
83) Om Acharayaparamaya Namaha !
Who regarded guru as supreme.
84) Om Adhithyamadhyavarthine Namaha !
Who is the centre of the sun.
85) Om Aprikagathavaidhyaya Namaha !
Who granted Paramaananda.
86) Om Nirakaraya Namaha !
Who was formless.
87) Om Nithyasathvasthaya Namaha !
Who was always in satwa guna.
88) Om Nirapekshaya Namaha !
Who had no desires.
89) Om Niranjanaya Namaha !
Who was free from sun.
90) Om Paramacharyaya Namaha !
Who is the highest teacher acharya .
91) Om Paramesvaraya Namaha !
Who is the supreme personal God.
92) Om Purnaya Namaha !
Who is perfect.
93) Om Pinyasravana Kirthanaya Namaha !
Destructive of sin.
94 ) Om Brahmavadhine Namaha !
Whose fame was great.
95) Om Nirasaya Namaha !
Who had no longings.
96) Om Nisprudhaya Namaha !
Who had no desires.
97) Om Nithyathrupthaya Namaha !
Who was always happy and blessed.
98) Om Nama varjithaya Namaha !
Who had no proper Name.
99) Om Narayana paraya Namaha !
Who was wholly devoteed to God.
100) Om Nathajanavanaya Namaha !
Who protected the decvotees.
101) Om Sri sai yogindra Vanditya Namaha !
We surrender to sai who is revered by the masters of yoga.
102) Om Sri sai sarva siddhi pradaya Namaha !
Who grants all accomplishments and success.
103) Om Apan Nivarine Namaha !
Who prevents misfortune.
104) Om Arthi haraya Namaha !
Who removes physical and mental distress.
105) Om Shanta Murtaye Namaha !
Who is the Embodiment of peace.
106) Om Sulabha Prasannaya Namaha !
Who is easy to please.
107) Om Dharmajnaya Namaha !
Who knew Dharma.
108) Om Dhanadhena Samathyagaya Namaha !
Who gave gifts Kubera the God of Wealth.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The very name "Ashwatha " Indiacates the transient existence of this worldly life. Every fraction of the second is not constant and is changing. The word possibly comes from Ashwa or the horse . The horse is vivacious and restless by nature. If one adds all the digits from one to ten it is equal to Fifty-Five
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
He went to home to pack his bags. In the excitment he packed the smaller packets of pedas in the baggage. Then he distributed the larger packet to all the members in his family. As it would have taken him many days to reach Shirdi, Dada advised him to place his money in various pockets . But when he reached Mumbai, he forgot what maharaj had advised and placed all his money in one packet.
On reaching Shirdi he went to the Dwarkamai for Baba's darshan. There was a large gathering of devotees around Baba. Nonetheless he managed to go to the sanctum sanctroum. After doing namaskar to Baba he handed the packet of pedas to Him. Baba took the packet and looked at it from every side, and the in anger shouted, " Arre you ate up My Packet of pedas which was larger of the two. Now you are trying to palm off this packet on Me?"
A volley of abuses followed this then Baba said," Rascal do i owe anything to your father ? Why do you keep calling me to your home? Do you think I have nothing else to do ? Remember this you will have to bear the consequences! If you want , you come here! you need to be taught a lesson." Then Baba took the money that he had in his pocket, which in fact was all the money he had. Then Baba said ," You don't know how great My Bala is ! He is shankar. He is Dutta. He is your only refuge. Now go tomorrow."
Vishnu trembled with fear. He wondered how Baba knew that he had asked Dada Maharaj to visit his home! In a flash he realised that though Dada lived far away, yet Baba and he were in communication. And he Vishnu was just a puppet whose strings were in Dada's hands. He also got an insight of Baba's omnipresence.
He fell at Baba's feet and begged forgiveness saying," Baba I am your child have mercy on me. You are my mother, so give me refuge at your feet." Hearing his piteous cry Baba's heart melted and he stroked his back and hugged hin and asked him to sit in the sabha mandap-. His stomach started rumbling with hunger, and he had no money. While leaving mumbai he had put all his money in one pocket; forgetting the advice given by Dada. He was in a fix, he knew no one here and he had no money even to buy a return a ticket. Just than a well dressed gentleman came and sat next to him and casually conversed with him.Vishnu was suroprised when he said that he was going to mumbai so vishnu should accomapny him. Then he said ," Now lets go and have a lunch. Then we will rest and leave for mumbai in the morning." He took care of vishnu's every need and was a gracious host. The next morning they left for mumbai. At mumbai, Vishnu was surprised that his gracious host was lost in the crowd. Vishnu stayed in mumbai for two days then returned home.
The day after he reached home, he went to patgaon. He took darshan of Dada Maharaj and fell at his feet and said" Maharaj if you wanted to teach me a lesson, why couldn't you have taught it to me here." Dada Maharaj replied ," only a goldsmith should pierce the ear," Thus vishnu realised how much regard Maharaj had for Baba. He remained devoted to both of them.
In 1941, on the sixth of kartik month Dada Maharaj took Samadhi.
Friday, January 16, 2009
|"Saipatham means the path shown to us by Sri Saibaba, the path he trod himself. It is the highway to the destination, which again is Sai. The Sai path is not bound by the traditions of any one religion but is the universal path followed and taught by all the great spiritual masters. In short, the path of Sai is the Sadguru path." -- Sri Babuji |
Saipatham is the path of Sai as exemplified and expounded by our beloved Guruji, Sri Sainathuni Sarath Babuji. For thousands around the globe Sri Babuji is their guiding spirit along this path. His approach is to bring us to the essence of Baba, whose life was an expression of universal love and compassion and the timeless values of tolerance and brotherhood. A master of the highest order, Sai Baba manifested and keeps manifesting in fullness the rare fusion of power, love and knowledge.
|Saipatham is the path of love. At its core lies the total unconditional love from the Sadguru, which ennobles and uplifts the devotee. It fosters the preparedness to shed the shackles of ingrained patterns and yield readily to the loving care of the Sadguru, to his guidance and example. "Baba is the path as well as the goal", says Sri Babuji. His own life exemplifies this complete and undivided reliance on Sai Baba and his grace. Sri Babuji's speech, thought and action are constantly turned and tuned to Baba, submerged in love at his feet. It is this love which is the very fabric of Saipatham.|
|No symbols of any religion nor images of any gods or goddesses are seen around Sri Babuji except that of Sri Sai Baba. No other name is chanted except the name of Sai Baba. He stresses the need for undivided emotional focus on one's object of adoration and makes it clear that there is no need for a Sai devotee to resort to any other means and rituals. Reliance on Baba's grace - and grace alone - is the essence of the Saipatham and the uniqueness of its pure expression.|
|Saipatham is a way of life, an attitude and a state of mind. "Spirituality is discovering the art of living", Sri Babuji says, "Skilful living can be learned and cultivated but the art of living is different. It is the spontaneous and full participation in life, which springs forth from love". He explains that "Saipatham is a path of life which has Baba as its center. A life in which our thoughts, actions and our whole way of living revolve around Baba. Just as a creeper winds around a pole, our life should revolve around Sri Sai. And like the creeper, that is climbing its way to the top, is taking support from the pole, we too must seek support, strength and security from Sai."|
|"A sadguru uses his power with unconditional love and compassion to help us reach our destination", says Sri Babuji. And Saipatham is the celebration of the power of the Sadguru, that supreme alchemist, who turns the basest amongst us to gold.|
I have abundant blessings of my Guru and by his Grace the difficulties of the devotees are removed and they are benefitted” …. Later in 1858 the same young boy came again to shirdi with Chandpatils marriage procession. When he got down from the cart infront of the Kandoba temple ( the village diety ) the priest of the temple Mahalsapathi welcomed the fakir saying This is how the young boy got the name Sai Baba - meaning Saintly father….sai meaning “saint of saints” and Baba meaning father. Now Sai baba started doing few works for welfare of shirdi village and the people .Sai led a very simple life. Sai used to stay most of his time in the dilapilated Masjid ….roam all over the village but never went beyond neamgoan.During his life time in Shirdi Sai never wanted or wished to leave the village. Now a days people call themselves as SadGuru/saint but roaming around the globe to gather crowd but look at how simple our sai has been.
Sai kept quiet in shirdi leading a simple life like a poor fakir in the masjid which he called as “Dwarakamai” .
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Pareshaniya aati hai.
Zindagi jeena voh,
Hamko sikhaati hai.
Raat huyi hai,
To din jarur aayega.
Jo hai aaj pareshan,
Kal sakoon jarur paayega.
Allah barha meharbaan,
Va rahamdil hai.
Ek na ek din,
Voh raah jarur dikhayega.
Mera maalik hai Sai Baba,
Abhi voh chup hai.
Tum dekhna ek din,
Voh apna jalwa jarur dikhayega.
Hai barosa Sai par,
Uski rahmat barsegi.
Khushi ka paigaam aayega,
Meri kishmat bhi chamkegi.
Translation of these poem
Difficulties & problems come.They educate us
how to live life.
*The night has just ended.There will be certainly
dawn thereafter.Whosoever is disturbed today,
will certainly get peace tomorrow.
*Allah (God) is very compasionate & kind
heatred.One day or other He will certainly
show us the path.
* master (Swami) is Sai Baba.At present He
is keeping silence.You see one day,He will
certainly show His divine power of magic.
* trust & believe in Sai.His kindness will shower.
The message of happiness will be received.
My luck will also shine.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
- 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 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 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 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 devotee.
Kaka dixit was fortunate to receive khadaws from Baba. At that period of his life he had already attained an ascetic frame of mind. Baba made him stay in solitude on the top floor of his wada. Where he meditated and studied various religious books . Thus Baba confirmed his approval by giving him Khadaws.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Let me try to decipher the meanings and symbols of the Dwarkamai and Baba's sojourn in Shirdi. He who made this cosmos live in this dilapidated mosque . From where wvwn the lizards ran away and took refuge elsewhere. Thus implying that only a roof is necessary to give us protection from the elements. And one does not need a huge palatial building to live in. As one enter the sanctorum ; one finds Baba sitting facing the south, He is Dakshinamoorty. This south faced Guru Symbolises the fact that a man of realisation has transcended time. That the Guru's Grace [ As his inner realisation] is being showered on the devotees who are caught in the net of Yama, the lord of death. The guru leads the disciple to immortality. The siouth is the speacial domain of Yama. Yama means control. It can be self control as well as limitation over one's capacity.
Monday, January 12, 2009
2) Kirtan : Singing devotional songs in praise of the greatness of God.
3) Smaran : To recollect what one had heard through Shravan, and - always remembering them.
4) Pada Seva : Worship of the feet and prostration.
5) Archana : Different kinds of rituals performed daily.
6) Namaskar : Bowing the head in respect, and salutation.
7) Dasya : Doing service to God like a servant.
8) Sakhyatva : Considering God as a friend and making Friendship.
9) Atma Nivedan : Surrendering one's life and Atma to God.
Friday, January 9, 2009
The temple has collected Rs 81 crore in cash, 920 kgs of gold and 440 kgs of silver in the form of donations during 2008, creating a record, Ashok Khambekar, a trustee of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, said.
The temple also collected a record amount of close to Rs four crore and fifteen lakh in its cash donation box between December 29, 2008 and January six, 2009, Khambekar said.
During 2007, about 104 kgs of gold, 235 kgs of silver and Rs 60 crore in cash was received by the temple through donations, he said.
The trust, which was formed in 1992, has an annual budget of Rs 200 crore which is used for development works such as construction of hospitals, new buildings and roads in and around Shirdi, Khambekar said adding a super speciality hospital and a 'prasadalaya' (dining hall) had already been constructed.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Ganu then understand the meaning of the Upanishad. He realised the girl's happiness lay not in the external sari which she had thrown away but in herself. And the Upanishad said the same thing." All the world", says the first verse of the Upanishad " is covered by the maya of Iswara. So enjoy bliss noy by having the externals but by rejecting the externals. The Girl, Ganu saw, was happy as she was and contended. Thus Baba taught him the upanishad thriugh a servantmaid.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
" One should not disrespect other saints words but (remember) who else can take better care than our own mother?"
" If any other saint tells something , one should listen to his words, but one should stick to the advice given by one's own Guru only."
" A Doctor prescribes medicines and gives relevant instructions according to the diagnosis of the disease. Similarly , a sadguru( spiritual Guide and mentor) prescibes advice to his disciple who is sick of cares and pains, ills and turmoils of worldly existence according to the level of his sickness."
" You should not do anything because your Guru does so, but should follow only whatever has been told you personally to him."
" Always remember the Guru's words and meditate on them constantly. Remeber always that those words only will lead you to final salvation."
Monday, January 5, 2009
From Khandoba temple the procession with musical instruments playing came up to Dwarkamai and after taking the blessings of Baba they were brought to the neem tree and installed under it. The Sai Mahima Shloka Sada Nimba Vrukshaya Muladhi written by Upasani Baba was also carved there. From that day onwards Puja was being regularly done in Gurusthan. If Devotees clean the place and burn incense and dhoop on thursdays , they will get the blessings of God. This was personally told by Baba.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
One evening Baba asked Kaka Dixit to go to Rahata and fetch Khushal chand, he had not seen since a long time. When Dixit went to Rahata in a tonga to fetch Khushal chand, he found him already getting ready to come to shirdi. Khushal chand told Dixit that Baba had appeared in his dream in the afternoon and asked himto come to shirdi and therefore he was getting ready . So both of them started for shirdi in the tonga brought by Dixit. Khushal Chand was overwhelmed with joy at the way Baba showed his love for him.