Friday, January 30, 2009

Guru is God

What are the qualification of a shishya? It is said in the scriptures that upadesa or instruction should not be given to the
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

Harishchandra Pitale's son

Pitale was a resident of Bombay . His son was suffering from fits. He was given all types of medicines without any relief. After hearing the Hari Katha of Baba remembered by Das Ganu, he came to shirdi in 1910 with his son. He visited Baba in the Mosque and prostrated before him. He put his son near Baba's feet. Baba looked for sometime with concentration at the boy. The boy lost consciousness and fell on the floor. Foam began to come out of his mouth and he perspired profusely, with the temperature of the body going below normal. On seeing the condition of the boy, the parents were very much worried. The boy's mother started weeping . Then Baba told her not to weep but to take the boy to the room and he would be all right in half an hour. After taking the boy to the Wada the boy regained consciousness, from that day onwards the boy did not get fits. While leaving shirdi, pitale went to see Baba who told him " Brother, I had given you two rupees on a previous ocassion and now I am giving you three rupees. Keep them in your puja room and worship them. " since pitale had come to shirdi for the first time, he could not understand how Baba could have given him two rupees earlier. After he reached home, whne he narrated this to his old mother, she told him that in the same manner as he had taken his son to shirdi , His( Pitale's ) father had taken him to akalkot Mahraj. He had given him two rupees and asked him to keep them in the puja room and worship them. His father had worshipped them till his death and the worship had stopped after that. from this story it is clear that sai Baba was Akalkot Maharaj.

Monday, January 26, 2009


Baba protected Mahlsapathy in many ways and always kept a watch on his life and doings. He warned him even of small trifling things in time to save him from harm. Shirdi was infested with snakes and one vening as mahlsapathy was leaving the mosque Baba told him he was likely to meet two " thieves" on the way. Mahlsapathy indeed found one snake at his doorstep and the other at the neigbour's house. On another day Baba told him: " When you return come with a lamp for you will find a thief at the gate . Mahlsapathy who came with lamp found a snake as foretold by Baba and it was killed with the help of neighbours. On eday Baba warned him: " Don't put your back against the earth." Ignoring the advice Mahlsapathy who had too much drink slumped to the ground losing consciousness. His back was on the ground. When he became conscious Mahlsapathy found he could not bend his legs and his daughter had to massage his knees and legs.Thereafter he was able to walk and when he met Baba he asked him: " Did I not tell you not to put your back against the earth? " Once mahlsapathy 's wife and children fell ill and othere relatives also followed suit. Baba said to Mahlsapathy : " Let the sick people keep to bed." And walking round the mosque with a short stick in hand Baba waved it and threatened someone. " Come, whatever your power may be, let us ee. I shall show you what I can do with my chota stick if you come out and face me. " He warned some unknownobject. It was Baba's way of treating a disease. Meanwhile a doctor gave medicines to Mahlsapathy to be given to his family members who were ill. Mahlsapathy consulted Baba who asked him not to give the medicine. As a result all the members of the family got well without the medicines.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Government official

A Government official in Delhi and his wife had purchased tickets to and from to shirdi. When they alighted at kopargaon they went to the station master for reservation of berths for the return journey. The station master said the position was difficult and asked them to complete the visit and come back and he would see what could be done. While returning to kopargaon afetr visiting shirdi the husband lost his purse in which he had kept the tickets while travelling in the bus. He reported the matter to the station master and requested him to give duplicate tickets and reservation . The station master regretted his inabilityto do as the rules did not permit it. But seeing their plight he offered to purchase the tickets for them spending from his own pocket and they could repay him after returning to delhi. How ever the couple manage to recollect enough money for the fare on their own and reached delhi safely. The official wrote a letter to the railway authorities describing the loss of the tickets on the return journey and his purchase of new ones. He asked for the refund journey since the tickets had not been produced. This was in july. To his great astonishment five months later he received a letter from the railway authorities stating that after examining the case they had decided to give him a refund as claimed by him. curiously enough there was no refernce in the letter to their previous rejection of his request. Baba's lilas are truly strange and unpredictable.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

108 Names of Sai Baba with meanings

1) Om Hrudhayagranthivarijithaya Namaha !
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 !
Sayee Rama
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 !
Who presides.
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

Meaning of 55

Sadguru Sai Baba gave Rs.55 to Phalke , by which he may have conveyed the transient nature of this world or sansara. On the other hand, He may have conveyed the sara or gist of the Vedas. Shri Krishna while giving updesh to Arjuna from the Bhagwad Gita Says ," This World or Universe is like the Ashwatha Vriksha. Whose roots are down. This Vriksha is everlasting . The vedas are the leaves. One who knows this knows the Vedas." The entire universe is compared to the Ashwatha Vriksha, although this trees does not yield any flowers or fruit, yet it is compared to the universe. Why ? because it represents and reflects all the characteristics of the universe, the body and life itself.
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

Malleswaram temple of saibaba

In Malleswaram ( Bangalore ) there, is a Sai Baba temple which is run with devotees support. There occured an incident which was narrated by the temple committee president, Mr Murthy, and the secretary, Dr Nagesh. Thet said the management received numeous pictures of Baba for being installed in the temple and it became a problem how to accomodate them in the limited space of the temple. Therefore it was decided not to accept any more pictures of Baba and this decision was announced on the noticeboard. Shortly after the anniversary of the temple was being celebrated. As the functions connected with the celebration were going on a sadhu, hugging a big potrait of Baba, suddenly barged into the temple and told those present." This picture must be installed here." He placed the picture in thier midst and walked away as swiftly as he had come. No one knew who he was and where he came from and why he wanted the picture to be installed there. Try as they might the temple officials could find no trace of him afterwards. The management decided that the portrait should be installed in the Meditation Hall and this was done.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Vishnu Ghati

Vishnu Ghati was a Devotee of Dada Maharaj . He lived in a small village called Mutata, which was in vijay Durg. Every thursday he visited Patgaon. After taking darshan of Maharaj he would invite him to his home. And every time maharaj would say he would come, but it never came to pass. This went on for a long time . One thursday Vishnu Ghate after darshan said," Maharaj tell me for sure whether you will visit my home or not ? Let me know one way to the other." Maharaj said," I will surely visit your home in fifteen days. In the meantime you go to shirdi." So vishnu Ghate made all arrangements and went to take permession from Dada Maharaj. Dada Maharaj while sending him off gave him two packets of peda. Maharaj said ," Give the larger packets of pedas to Baba, and the smaller packet you share with your family. Also do not keep your money in one pocket. For its stolen you will loose your all money.
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.

Gangagir baba

There was a famous saint called “Gangagir baba”. He came to shirdi and watched our sai from distance . This young lad with great hardships in the hot sun, took water from the well, carried two pots in his hands and walked towards the present samadhi mandhir surface where there was a Neem tree to water it. Gangagir Baba never even spoke to our young sai …He just noticed this work of sai for welfare of the shirdi people and asked the village folks “When did this person come here ? He is a pure gem. He has great worthiness . It is the great good fortune of the village that you have acquired this gem” . Then Gangagir baba met our sai and they both talked for a while with love. It was around 1857 ( approx ) Sai baba ( the young lad ) disappeared from shirdi. No body knew where he went.Please friends avoid to trust stories speaking about where sai baba would have gone. Always take sai satcharita written by hamadpant alone as the main source of shirdi saibaba’s life. Sai himself never wanted us to know about his birth and what he did before he appeared in shirdi. Few say hes born as Brahmin and few that he’s Muslim and few say he would have born by Gods grace and not in the womb. Personally i feel Sai baba of shirdi as a Messenger of God and God himself but Sai never never never even once mentioned or accepted him as God. This shows how humble is our sai contradictory to the present day Gurus coming up in india and abroad like mushrooms. Sai has said he is “a servant of God ” and when asked how devotees are benefited through him he humbly said ”

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

Saibaba poem

Mushkile aati hai,
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

Saibaba's assurances

  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 My Samadhi.
  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 at Me, I look at 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.

Khadaws ( Sanyasi's wooden foot wear)

Baba walked about in shirdi bare foot thus sanctifying the soil by walking on it. But He did give Khadaws to a few devoteed. All materialistic things like Kanchan ( gold or wealth) , Kamini ( women and vice) , Bhumi ( land and property) should be stamped out of the mind by these wooden khadaw.
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

Dwarkamai and Baba

"Hech Aapuli Dwarkamai Matha Mashidiche ye aaki baisatha lakhru dehi nirbhaysth" [ Roughly translated - This is our Dwarka Matha. The children who come amd sit in this masjid should have no fear] Baba said that his Dwarkamai was "Mota Kripalu" [Tremendously compassioante] and the bhakta could easily cross the ocean [ beda paar ] of life. It was Baba perceived the desires and longings of the devotees and granted their wishes.
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

Saibaba devotion

1) Shravan : Hearing divines stories and reading the puranas

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

Shirdi Sai Baba temple, second richest in country

The Famous Shirdi Sai Baba shrine in Maharashtrahas become the second richest countryin terms of income after the Balaji templein tirupati trustees said on friday.
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.

Hari Kanoba

Here is a story of a man who did not believe in Baba and wanted to test him. HIs name was Hari Kanoba. He wore a lace-bordered turban and had a new pairs of sandals. He went to shirdi and had darshan of Baba. When he started to leave the mosque and searched for his new sandals he found they had dissappeared . He returned to his lodge disappointed and even when he offered puja and naivedya before his meals he could think only of his missing sandals. Then after finishing his meals he came with some others to portico of the House. They saw a boy with stick on which was tied up a pair of sandals. He was calling out the name of Hari Kanoba and giving a description of him and the name of his father and asking him to claim his sandals. Hari stopped the boy and told him he was the man he was looking for. The boy told him he had been sent by Baba to hand over the sandals to him. HAri wondered how Baba knew his name and that of his father and also about the lace turban and other features of his dress given out by the boy. He no longer disbelieved Baba's miraculous power . Baba had passed his test

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Das Ganu Maharaj

Das Ganu Maharaj , he became greately attached to baba who made him understand things which others normally could not understand. Baba helped him on special ocassions when Ganu wanted to write a Marathi commentary on Amritanubhava, a famous Marathi religious treatise. He had been told this was not possible but he prayed to Baba and Got his blessings. He wrote and completed the commentary. It was so good that it was prasied even by his critics. He then wanted to translate tha Isavaya Upanishad into Marathi but was again discouraged by some people who told him the upanishad was very difficult to translate. He went to Baba who said there could be no difficulty and asked him to go to Kaka Dixits residence where the servantmaid, Malkarni , would give him the meaning ( of the Upanishad). Ganu went ti Dixits as directed and in the morning heard a girl singing in great ecstasy. She was singing about the beauty of an orange-coloured silk sari and going into raptures about its floral embroidery and boreders. To his surprise he found the girl was wearing a rag and there was no silk sari on her body. Talking pity on her Ganu asked a friend to buy her a cheap sari. Malkarni wore it for a day andthrew it away the next day and Ganu found her again in a tattered Dress and singing in ecstasy the song in the silk sari.
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

Waman Narvekar

Waman Narvekar once gave Baba a rupee coin. On one side of it was engraved the figures of Rama , Sita and Lakshman. On the other side there was the figures of Maruthi. With folded hands the devotee handed it over to Baba in the hope that he would bless it and return it to him. But Baba pocketed it. Shama who was nearby told Baba of the devotees intention to worship the coin consecrated by Baba and requested it to be returned to the devotee. Baba said : " Why should it to be returned to him? We should keep it ourselves, if he gives Rs. 25 it would be returned to him." When these amount was placed before Baba he said :" Tha value of this rupee far exceeds that of RS.25. Let us have the rupee in our store." Baba told shama:" Keep this in your shrine and worship it." No one had the courage to ask Baba why he did what he did

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Never Forget the Guru's advice

A Guru is aware of his disciples capabilities and instructs him accordingly. Therefore, a disciple shhould only stick to instructions given by his Guru personally to him. Other saints teachings, advice given by the Guru to other disciples, the Guru's own behaviour, whether observed or described, should not be followed.
" 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

Baba's Padukas Under the Neem Tree

Dr.Rama Rao Kotari was resident of Bombay. he came to shirdi in 1912, got attached to Baba and was in shirdi for a number of days . He made friends with Dixit Chandorkar , Shama and others who were with Baba. While discussing matters , they thought that it would be befitting if Baba's padukas got carved in stone and put under the neem tree in commemoration of his first visit to shirdi when she sat under the neem tree. Dr. Kotari sent padukas carved out of stone from bombay. During that period Upasani Baba was staying at khandoba temple. As per his advise, the padukas were brought in a procession on the full- moon day in the month of shravana. That morning at 11 0' clock Dixit brought the padukas, carrying them on his head.
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

Khushal chand of Rahata

Baba loved Khushal chand of Rahata very much. When Sometimes he went to Rahata with devotees, Khushal chand welcomed Baba frpm entrance to Rahata with drums, cymbals and other musical instruments and took them in a procession. He arranged food for All others also. After taking food, Baba and Khushal chand would discuss several matters. Similarly, Baba used to go up to Neemgaon and kopargaon ocassionally. He never went beyond these places. But he did Know of the happenings at the far off places.
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.

Sadashiv Tarkhad

Sadashiv worked as a manager in a factory in Bombay. After the factory was closed , he did nor have any means of livelihood and so he came to see Baba. At that time, Tatya Patil and others were going to Ahmednagar to see a cinema, with the permisssion of Baba. Baba asked them to take Tarkhad also along with them for the cinemaand from there to proceed to Poona. Tarkhad who wasunemployed was surprised at being sent to the cinema. But he knew that no one should go against Baba's orders. So, he went to the cinema with the others. When he reached poona, he found that a factory owner who was trying to secure the services of a person as manager, had heard about him and sent a telegram to his Bombay address , and was waiting for his arrival. So he got the job immediately . Every advice of Baba was based on one's future.