FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE
piece of help from Baba is more remarkable still. He had
told H. S. Dixit that he was taking all care and responsibility
for Dixit’s welfare upon himself and that Dixit
need not worry himself. The latter put him to a severe
test when a debt of 30,000 rupees had to be paid to a
Marwadi within four days. H. S. Dixit put the entire burden
on Baba and sat quiet trusting to Baba for the clearance
of the debt.
third day the son of a recently departed friend of Dixit
walked into his office, to consult him about the investment
of a fund of Rs.30,000 and lent him that money to clear
the debt. Somewhat similar to the above there was a young
man of good position, whom I was bound to help, two or
three years ago who badly needed starting in life and
who applied to me to get him decent employment. When I
asked him to appeal to God or Sai Baba, he wrote back
that he had no sufficient faith in either.
I prayed hard to Sai Baba and His Devotee that the young
man should be given faith and some decent appointment
on Rs. 300. Within a few months of the prayer, an appointment
was conferred on the youth without settling the pay. Nine
months later, the employers of their own accord and without
being asked to give the above rate fixed the above rate
as his salary from the time of his joining their office.
This was convincing proof to all concerned of Sai Baba's
kind intervention; and that youth became a staunch devotee
series of memorable helps derived from Baba is to be found
in the case of Rao Sahib B. Papaiya Chetty of Madras.
For years he was almost bed ridden and the symptoms of
his troubles were so complicated that doctors could neither
be positive as to diagnosis or render any appreciable
help. As no hope appeared to come from doctors, his mind
turned to saints.
the most remarkable of the saints he had read of was Sri
Sai Baba, whose kind achievements for His devotees filled
the columns of the Sunday Times just then (1937). Learning
that I was the writer of those articles, he invited me
to go to see him. In three days I explained to him all
about Sai Baba. He got great faith in Sai Baba and started
praying to Baba for guidance. He had a box full of Homeopathic
at a time a few that were described as good for each ailment,
be sought Baba’s guidance by prayerfully casting
chits before His picture and choosing one chit. He found
that each time Baba chose a medicine that was effective
in dealing with the particular symptom. Thus he went on
with a dozen or more of medicines. In the course of two
or three months, there was remarkable improvement in his
was strong and healthy enough then to leave his bed and
he climbed upstairs and went downstairs to the ground
floor. He then tried a motor drive to Royapettah from
town. By reason of those efforts his health did not suffer.
Though he did not succeed in effecting a complete cure
the partial cure effected was itself wonderful and totally
then began to take more interest in life and tried to
write books. Though he was not even a graduate and had
no literary distinction, he started rendering Bhagavad
Gita into Telugu verse. He was surprised at the free flow
of language and wondered how he could ever have produced
such a work. Then he translated the Upanishad into Telugu
further rendered the gist of all the statements I had
taken in Bombay, into Telugu, and published the first
big work on Shri Sai Baba in Madras viz, his “SAI
LEELA”. These translations which he attributes to
the power derived from Baba were so greatly appreciated
that the Arya Vysia Conference held at Masulipatam this
year awarded him the title “Anuvadha Kalanidhi".
business also, which he could attend to better with his
improved health, was and is prospering. But above all
these benefits, there is one for which he feels very greatly
indebted to Sai Baba. Formerly he had no powerful sheet
anchor in life, no personality in whose shelter he could
feel that he was safely resting. Now, come gain, come
loss, come joy, come sorrow, he has the feeling that Sri
Sai Baba is at his back and will safely see him through
all turns and vicissitudes.
ups and downs of life do not agitate or affect him now
as they once did. This, the assured peace of mind that
he has secured, he counts as the greatest gain in going
to Baba. The first few of the series of over hundred meetings
regarding Baba that I have addressed till now were held
at his house in George Town and then “THE SAI MANDALI”,
Madras was started, of which he is the active Secretary.".......
Q & A
Baba gives His grace equally to all, why cannot all devotees
progress in the spiritual path equally?
cannot leave His devotees under any circumstances whether
the devotee realizes it or not. That is why Baba used
to say that one should pray always to Him with Shraddha
and Saburi. Whenever the grace of Sai descends upon anybody
usually it is seen that his negative qualities reduce
and good qualities grow.
those initial experiences only, some of the devotees think
that they have reached somewhere in the spiritual plane
or they have achieved spiritual knowledge. Taking this
initial state of things to be the final state of achievement
such people start behaving like Guru and collect disciples.
people cannot progress because of this and try to live
an artificial life. Those who conduct themselves in a
normal way after receiving Baba’s grace never exhibit
the prowess of the devotion; they gradually achieve closeness
with Baba. Nourishing spiritual and religious ambitions
is a limitation in the path of spiritual evolution.
people even after getting the grace of Baba to solve their
problem again commit deliberate mistakes because of greed,
anger or jealousy. Their growth gets delayed.
MAY I ANSWER book by Shri C. B. Satpathy released on Ram
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FROM "LIFE OF SAI BABA" BY NARASIMHA SWAMI
actual life persons have various tendencies and have also
the principle of variation. When a person goes on in a
downward current from sin to worse sin, from crime to
worse crime, some former touch with holy persons or places
comes suddenly as an element of variation to interrupt
the chain of worsening consequences - the chain of evil
to greater evil - and thus stops him. Ajamila is one instance.
another instance, Veerabhadappa and Basappa case may be
cited. They were two persons who bowed to Baba in one
janma and had bitter differences. Veerabhadrappa by reason
of his greed for money with considerable power and personality
was wrath with Basappa for claiming the property which
came to Gowri, the wife of Veerabhadrappa. Basappa, greedy
enough to get at that property, had that loathsome quality
called cowardice, and lack of strength, and Veerabhadrappa
vowed to drink the blood of Basappa.
sought refuge with Baba, and Baba agreed to protect him.
Before the revenge was carried out both died, and Veerabhadrappa
to carry out his hatred and to kill his opponent was born
as a cobra; Basappa was born as a frog. The cobra was
in the next janma proceeding to catch that frog, when
Baba in that janma intervened and told Veerabhadrappa,
‘Cease from your hatred.
up your attempt to harass your enemy Basappa’. Then
Veerabhadrappa the snake gave up the frog. Baba said,
‘One’s evil karma will continue till one’s
contact with Satpurushas saves one from further consequences’.
From hatred to murder was Veerabhadrappa’s natural
downfall. But Baba came in and gave him a warning.
the working of the previous evil vasanas was suddenly
stopped and a new element got into Veerabhadrappa’s
life, namely, self-control, giving up of hatred and these
would lead to good results. So the law of karma for good
persons promotes good, and for evil persons promotes evil.
So, in itself the law of karma is not a matter for regret.
One must always remember that there are laws of one’s
own being and God’s plan for all creatures.
one who wishes sincerely to achieve his own soul’s
welfare would pause to study what his duties are and seek
the help of great ones and Gurus to guide him in his path,
then by surrendering himself to great ones, allow his
evil vasanas to be crushed out and good vasanas to be
developed, and ultimately to get both sets of vasanas
which are part of one’s personality to be drowned
in the contemplation of the Guru-God. This is the teaching
about karma to sadhakas of Baba.
law of karma is decried by people who do not understand
it. Some say that Karma can never be got rid of. There
is an element of truth in that statement. But the way
in which it is put as above is misleading and wrong. The
law of Karma is merely the law of cause and effect. To
say that an effect cannot be rectified or modified is
absurd. If cause A produces the effect B, it is absurd
to say that B must always continue to be B and nothing
can change it. Just as cause A produces effect B, cause
C impinging upon B may make changes in the effect.
fact is that most acts done with a purpose are producing
certain tendencies and certain other results. One should
not confuse the actual result or reward earned by an act
with the tendency. The tendency can and should always
be met if it is an evil tendency. To say that karma is
inexorable, and nothing can change it, is positively absurd.
people think of tendencies when putting forward that proposition
and it is about tendencies that one can be positive that
all tendencies may change by stimuli producing opposite
tendencies. Sinfulness is a tendency and it can always
and should always be met by virtuous actions, virtuous
contacts, holy readings, Satsang, etc. As for the rewards
it is often said–
anubhoktavyam kritam karma scubha ascubham
is, what one has earned as a reward or punishment for
one’s act, good or evil, must of necessity by endured.
This is, generally speaking, true. But it is not true
in the way in which it is baldly put. A person who commits
murder is liable to be hanged. But he may also have other
forms of punishment either immediately or later on. The
sentences may be altered, reduced and even completely
condoned on such occasions as King’s Birthday pardons,
etc. Therefore, it is not correct to say that the reward
or punishment earned by conduct is unalterable.
on earth is liable to change or mitigation and if we remember
this, we shall be very often able to meet the objections
sometimes raised to Sai Baba’s statement about karma.
In the very opening Charters of Baba's Charters &
Sayings, we find the statement of Baba. ‘If one
puts his foot on Shirdi soil, his karma is abolished’.
a man wonders whether that is possible, especially in
view of the dictum quoted above, "Avascyam Anubhoktavyam'.
Baba also told Chandorkar that certain broad decisions
arrived at as to the birth and death of people are treated
as facts resulting from previous acts of individuals.
is a Note Book
is like a blank Note Book that we bring along at the time
of our birth on earth. In this Note Book we write down
our earthly experiences and life stories. We write down
a record of our actions, reactions, influences and lessons
etc that we learnt in each life time. Our actions and
reactions on earth affect many individuals around us and
they become part of our soul group because we will have
to come back to settle our interpersonal karmic scores
with them if they are not finished in our present life
time. Our actions may also affect our environment and
society, which will have to be settled in future births.
take our Life Note Book back when our life time ends.
We go back to Paradise - our real Home - and review our
life story and decide which lessons are left to be learnt
and what karmic debts remain unsettled. With the help
of heavenly counselors, we make a blueprint of our next
lifetime on earth in such a way that it will not only
help us learn many more lessons but will also settle our
past karmic debts of either giving or receiving from members
of our soul group.
soul(s), other than from our group, volunteer to help
us in next life time to help us complete our unfinished
lessons. Sometimes, some high level souls, volunteer to
suffer a lot of pain – physical, mental, material
– so as to learn many lessons in one lifetime. This
is because pain is supposed to be the biggest teacher
in any lifetime. Suffering a pain/trauma in one lifetime
renders learning of many lessons unnecessary.
and think before you label someone as a sinner just because
you see that person suffering. The person could be a courageous
soul who has volunteered to take challenges and learn
many lessons in one single lifetime itself. Similarly,
do not judge yourself and stop torturing yourself by thinking
that all your sufferings are result of some bad karma.
Some souls volunteer to take sufferings on themselves
to teach their loved ones some lessons necessary for their
growth, e.g., kindness, helping, understanding, giving,
seeing the suffering of one person, society learns to
take big steps to prevent the same from happening to others.
This soul could have agreed to suffer for uplifting the
consciousness of the general public. If you label such
a person as sinner, you could be making a wrong judgement
and thus adding to your own karmic debts. Therefore, avoid
'postmortem' of victims of pain, trauma, accidents, deadly
diseases. Let God/Universe or their own higher self, judge
depends on the soul whether it wants to learn many lessons
in one life time or a few lessons each time spread over
many life times. Wise men know this secret and therefore
do not try to judge the conduct of other souls around
them. Wise men have advised us to follow our own life
path with a calm state of mind and observe Silence i.e.,
refrain from commenting on life patterns of others because
we do not know what lessons they are learning. Telling
others about what is wrong in their life pattern means
not agreeing to the Laws of Universe thus creating further
karmic debts and adding more chapters to the Life Note
take re-birth in that particular environment and family
where learning all the chosen lessons for this lifetime
will be possible. Needless to say that we choose our own
parents and social Circle before taking on human body
depending upon our soul needs. We bring back our Life
Note Book and start writing a new chapter of the new life.
soul knows that we are starting at the point where we
had finished in a previous lifetime. When we are reading
a book and happen to keep it aside for some time and again
come back to read it, we start from where he had left
it unfinished. We do not start reading it afresh. The
same is the case with our Life Note Book.
make life easy for us, God erases the memory of past lifetimes
from our physical mind. This is the Gift of God that we
bring with us in new lifetime. Further, God promises that
if we continue to stay in touch with Him, our lessons
will be learnt within a stipulated time and once we have
finished learning for that particular lifetime, we will
be called back Home.
explains why some die old while some die young, why some
survive big crashes while others die due to a minor illness.
Death is a means to stop writing the chapter of that lifetime
and exit. Death takes place when lessons assigned for
that lifetime have been learnt. We may learn them soon
and go early. That is why we say Life and Death are not
in control of human beings.
we keep adding to all the lessons that we learnt in previous
life times and we bring them back with us as already inbuilt
samskars (soul impressions) and therefore they need not
be learnt again. Sometimes, we come back with those samskars
only which are sufficient to learn lessons of this particular
lifetime only. We can compare it to our education at school.
cannot recall everything that we studied till 10th grade
but still that is sufficient for admission to the next
grade once we have passed the final examination. It is
automatically presumed that we already know and understand
the academic knowledge taught till 10th grade.
explains how one child is sharp in a particular discipline
in early childhood itself. It is not a miracle. These
talents have already been learnt before, imprinted on
the soul and carried forward from the previous lifetimes.
This also explains the reasons for inequality in society.
All souls are at different levels of learning as recorded
in their Life Note Book.
process goes on life after life and new chapters are added
to our LIFE Note Book. Each individual has a separate
Life Note Book containing all past life records. Each
soul is the actor and director of its own Life Story.
An actor plays different roles, lives different characters
in many films without losing his own original self.
each film his performance improves and talent sharpens.
Similarly, a soul takes on many bodies, lives many lifetimes,
and improves its learning, adds to its knowledge. The
soul suffers because unlike the actor, it forgets its
original state of Existence-Knowledge-Bliss in the process.
More the delay in regaining the lost memory, longer the
Life Note Book becomes.
God – Universe helps in writing a better script
provided the soul volunteers and remembers to take His
help. A soul is given free-will to exercise this option
of staying close to God during earth life time. This divine
intervention helps to keep the script short and crisp.
When the soul has experienced all the human dimensions
and realized its own True Nature, the last chapter of
Life Note Book is completed and the Life Note Book is
men always prefer to be in touch with God – the
inner consciousness, and write their Life Note Book in
as few chapters as possible. Unwise men go astray. The
Life Note Book runs in pages, chapters and volumes and
they remain entangled in the vicious cycle of life &
death and the Life Note Book remains unfinished. As a
soul, we have the option to choose and decide how voluminous
or brief, the script of our Life Note Book should be.
are a four member nuclear family, my father being a staunch
devotee of Sai ever since I can remember...and my mother
and younger brother too are devotees. Just like my father
I too strongly believe in Sai and He has proved for me
that He is always with me. There was a crucial time in
I finished my 12th standard examination in 2002, I appeared
for the MBBS entrance examinations and we were awaiting
the results. I didn't have much hope that time and as
I expected the results were unfavourable. I was always
interested in joining the medical profession (MBBS) since
my childhood and my parents too had inspired me and they
too wished the same and getting through the entrance exams
was not an easy task.
and not knowing what to do, I decided to spend a year
to study and appear for the same examination next year.
My parents finally allowed me to join a reputed institution
that trained students for the examination. It was located
nearly 2 hours travel from home and I had to be in the
hostel for the first time in my life. I was ready to bear
the difficulties because this meant everything to me!
I always carry Sai Satcharitha with me and read it regularly.
By Baba's grace, I could stay alone for the first time
and I successfully completed my studies.
2003, we were all expecting success but this time too
the same thing happened. Still my parents never blamed
me, though I had an ill- feeling from inside. I really
prayed to Swami grieving from inside not knowing why did
all this happen....because I was sure now only He could
help me for I had done my part by studying.
attended the counseling and was allocated Ayurveda, which
I did not want. I was told that if any of the candidate
left and a vacancy was created I would be called. Still
getting MBBS was out of reach. A few months passed and
many of my friends got their seats for engineering and
some other courses and a few for medicine too..
was still in a dilemma and was not interested in engineering.
I have heard lots of cases where Baba himself paved the
way for many. My parents asked me to join a degree course
temporarily, until something worked out, for they feared
I would lose another year of my life. Despite being disinterested,
I agreed and attended classes for a month. Daily I would
get up and pray to Baba, looking at His photo and thinking
at least today he would make my day.
during those times was really hell for me, completely
worthless...and I has a feeling I was fit for nothing.
I experienced mental trauma and prayed from the bottom
of my heart to Swami, crying in my pooja room, and requested
“if not MBBS, you could at least get me BDS...."
Within two days things began to look up. We learnt that
there was a private seat available for BDS in one college.
Though it cost more, my parents decided they would let
is only Baba Who has fulfilled my long lasting ambition
somehow. I have completed my third year BDS examinations
now and am praying Him to help me to pass. Without His
grace I have no existence and I am thankful to Him for
giving me such wonderful parents for without their support
I would not have had the courage to face all this!!! Koti
Pranams to Sai! Be with us and Bless us Always!
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Living in this world
birth and death are pain,
painful is gaining experiences
and learning lessons of life.
Most valuable are
the hours of pain,
as they make us halt as we travel through life
and think and concentrate
on important points.
Pain makes us strong
capable of facing all hurdles,
pain makes us feel,
the value of pleasure.
When in pain, we try and
look for happiness inside.
Spiritual quest starts
from hours of pain.
Many have risen to
In times of trial in life.
All saints on this earth
Are tested by God in hours of pain.
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TOPIC OF DISCUSSION
BABA AND NATIONAL INTERGRATION
Malik Ek” the words uttered by the Holy Master Shirdi
Sai Baba not only sums up the whole truth of the concept
of national integration but also that of universal integration.
There is One God, the Eternal, the only Being, none exists
save He. The God is the god of every creed, the god of
all. Names make no difference to Him. Allah, God, Gott,
Diew, Khuda, Brahma, Bhagawan…..and yet God is beyond
the limitations of name. He is in the sun, wind, water,
fire and in all forms. God in all and all in God.
Baba’s teachings and philosophy show that all sacred
scriptures speak the same truth. The paths may be various
but the goal is the same. All paths integrate in the same
knowledge and truth of the only Almighty God. The message
brought by the many prophets, saints sages, seers and
divinities are all the same.
is a land of various races, various religions and various
languages. These diversities, which should be celebrated,
have actually caused further divisions not only economically
but also spiritually. We live in a highly materialistic
world and the urgent problem facing humanity is to devise
ways and means of eliminating competition, conflict and
rivalry in all subtle and gross forms which they assume
in various spheres of life.
and distinguishing is the chief activity of the mind and
it is the most powerful tool we have. It is indeed the
major barrier to our understanding things as they actually
are. All of humanity are quarreling over issues of “my
god and yours.” Today religion to a large extent
has become a divisive rather than a unifying force.
of bringing about an end to violence and hatred through
realization of the fundamental oneness of all life, it
has brought more violence, conflict, turmoil and hatred.
National integration in India is a crying need of the
day. Today, there is more division between people, as
well as between different religions and even within the
scenario brings to mind the following parables told by
Maulana Jelaluddin Rumi in his “Mathnawi”.
Four people were given money. The first man was a Persian.
He said “I will buy some Angur”. The second
man, an Arab said “No, I want Inab”. The third
man who was a Turk wanted to buy some “Uzum”
The Fourth, a Greek wanted to buy "Stafil”.
started to fight because they did not know what lay beyond
the words. They all had information, but had no knowledge.
One man of wisdom could have reconciled them all, as such
that each man could know that each in his own language
wanted the same thing - “Grapes”
durbar in the dilapidated Masjid which He called “Dwarkamai”
was a reflection of not just his preaching but the actual
practice of religious, economic, social and national integration.
The original photograph of 1916 along with Sri Booty and
Sri Bhagoji Shinde is a reminder that He truly practiced
what He preached.
who stepped into His Durbar were treated equally irrespective
of exterior differences of caste, creed and socio –economic
status. The Sai Satcharita mention” Princes and
Paupers were treated alike by Him”. Sai Baba like
Buddha practiced the truth of “One Brotherhood”,
the human brotherhood which unites the children of earth
indiscriminately in the Fatherhood of God. His mission
was to free oneself from national, racial and religious
boundaries and unite ourselves in the “human brotherhood
which is devoid of the differences of caste, class, creed
race and religion.
life is a portrayal of his tolerance and understanding
and He allowed everyone to have his own path and did not
compare the principles of others with His own but allowed
freedom of thought to everyone. All places were considered
sacred enough for His worship and to Him all religions
conveyed the religion of the soul. “I saw Thee in
the sacred Kabba and in the Temple of the idol also Thee
Him all were like the beads of the rosary. He never claimed
to belong to any particular religion. His devotees belonged
to different religions. Hindus, Muslims, Parsis, and Christians
came for His darshan. Baba Himself did not profess any
particular religion but confirmed each in his own. His
mode of teaching and instruction were borne of love and
compassion as per the mental make up and capacity of His
are moral principles taught to mankind by various teachers,
by many traditions, each one differing from others, like
separate drops coming out of the fountain, but when we
look, we find there is but one stream although it turns
into several drops on falling. The moral principles may
be many but the source of all is Love. It is love that
gives birth to hope, patience, endurance, forgiveness
tolerance, understanding and faith. In the present atmosphere
of disturbing communal propaganda, it needs to be remembered
that Sai’s teachings of love, peace and tolerance
are what the present humanity needs.
Sufi bhakti movement of medieval India navigated by Hindu
and Muslims mystics articulated a powerful vision of amity
and co-existence challenging caste and community division.
Poets like Tulsidas, Surdas, Dawood and Kabir wrote in
the language of the masses. Baba too spoke in the language
of the masses which left many people wondering if He was
a Hindu or a Muslim.
Nanak was asked “What is superior? Islam or Hinduism?
The Guru replied “Devoid of good deeds none will
find place in God’s court. He alone, O Nanak knoweth
the way, who earns with the sweat of his brow and shares
Baba respected other religions and expected His followers
also to do the same. Once Baba came to know that one of
His favorite devotees had recently talked ill of Christ
and Christianity at his lodging. When the devotee came
to massage Baba's feet, Baba shouted “Get away!
Do not massage me”. The devotee understood and repented.
then allowed him to massage His feet as usual. Similarly,
Baba did not like anybody changing his religion. Baba’s
mission was to convince all that all religions are nothing
but different paths leading to the same goal, i.e., realization
of God. He wanted His children to live in peace and harmony.
India needs the same harmony and brotherhood today to
preserve unity and integrity of the nation.
is the path of Shri Sai Baba where religion is redefined
from inside out after replacing the outside authority
by one’s conviction of his own potential that can
be realized in this life span through interacting with
other human beings in a humanistic way. After all we are
here to celebrate the same party in different outfits.
should be free to enjoy his stay on this planet and be
allowed to grow on his own amidst the company of other
growing souls. We, Sai devotees therefore must make sincere
efforts to put His teachings into practice and pray to
Baba for his love and guidance.
Arun, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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of God or Worship of Man, which should be given priority
we were in this mundane life
Thoroughly involved in its lust, greed and cries
One meeting was all it took
He makes us see the world with different eyes
He, I speak of
Cannot be described
For the addiction He causes,
The treatment cannot be prescribed.
smile is a reason to live for
His touch on our head is a sensation to crave for.
His voice is like a Symphonic Lyre,
But a look of anger sets our world on Fire.
You laugh and when You smile
Flowers bloom in our hearts for miles and miles
Each second with You is blissful and cherishable
Every moment of separation we are sad, we are perishable.
life and everything is Yours
You are our King,
For when we first met You
Life was at its beginning.
have been leading us
Through and through
You are the captain
Make us your crew.
blessings fall on us like
The Honour of being Your humble servant
Is all we wish to gain.
One with the creator
All life forms thrive in You
You are a Perfect Master.
is only You to whom we daily pray
O Greatest Teacher on earth
Happy Guru Poornima Day.
Rishan Dhamija, XII Class, Delhi
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Baba's Lotus Feet - A Confluence Of Holy Rivers
The river water contains several medicinal properties.
Taking a dip in the currents of holy rivers would purify
both the external body and internal soul. Thus, Dasganu
sought Baba's permission to take a bath in the holy Godavari
river. But Baba wished to grant a holy bath of Ganga,
Yamuna and Saraswathi rivers to his beloved devotee.
do you go such far? Our prayaga is here now, Believe Me"
Baba said so. And Lo! From Baba's Lotus Feet gushed the
waters of the three holy rivers, Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswathi.
Immediately Dasganu bowed to Baba's Feet with reverence.
Spell-bound and elated, Dasganu sang psalms in praise
of Baba's Glory. Thus, for His devotees Baba would prove
His boundless power as the Highest of the High and would
teach the way to be at peace with oneself.
God moved among us in human form, His incredible miracles
and deeds of mercy reflected His Divine Power. Baba is
the Merciful God who would rush to save the devotees who
fervently pray to Him. Baba's miracles attracted many
to Shirdi, the Source of Abundant Life and Joy.
an intimate devotee of Baba and a ballad singer, composed
Baba's Glory into story and songs and used to sing them.
Several others like Cholkar heard them, prayed and received
Baba's blessings. Let us implore Baba, to always be with
us and protect us.
B. M. Sharma,
The one who does
his duties and does not cherish the desire for it’s
fruit, is a Yogi. The moment the self renounces the commitments,
promises and deliverables associated with duties and actions;
still he does his duties and actions without any attachments,
he gets revealed in himself the essence of Yoga.
If a person is not
concerned with present actions; and does actions of present
in the best possible manner, how can the accumulated past
remain contained in him to disturb his inner and external
equilibrium? He does not have any complaints or fights
with happiness and sadness. And he does not pay any attention
when the subjects and their objects come in front of him.
Renouncing pride is
a must. One who has understood the self, shall never do
any false propaganda and shall never promise and still
deliver without any expectations. The one who knows that
all ornaments are made of gold is more associated with
the gold and not with the ornaments.
The one who knows
that this entire manifestation is made of Him finds that
other things hardly have any significance. Control of
the self is possible through meditation only. A point
comes when the pursuer understands that everything is
a woven fabric and it is made of warp and weft. And in
the same manner, realizes that the whole and self is made
of the same elements. This journey is a must for the self.
And it can commence right now.
feelings about Shirdi Sai in Devotees’ Forum
Thank you for sending me the beautiful greeting card for
New Year. May Sai shower all the happiness and prosperity
on the team of 'Heritage of Shirdi Sai' in 2010 and years
Usha Vishwanath, Delhi
Heritage of Shirdi Sai is a good magazine and the website
is also very good. It gives me a lot of peace whenever
I read the various articles and it still amazes me that
there are so many devotees from all over the world communicating
their feelings of devotion to Baba on this common platform.
OF SHIRDI SAI ACTIVITIES
Baba Temple, Wembley, England
Location: Union Hall,
Union Road, WEMBLEY, MIDDLESEX, HA0 4AU
Name of Trust/organization::
Daily timings and
activities: Every day timings 8 am to 9 pm
Thursday, 8 am to 10 PM, Preet Bhoj is followed after
Shej Aarti at 8.30 pm.
For more information
please call +44(0) 208 9022 311 or visit http://www.shirdisai.org.uk/
ONLINE SHIRDI SAI BABA RADIO
With the blessings and grace of Shri Shirdi Sai , the
first ever online Shirdi Sai baba radio will be broadcasting,-
leela's of Baba thru His bhajans in Hindi, Telugu, Marathi
and Gujrati, Sai Mahima , Sai amritwani, Sai mantra ,Sai
Satcharitra prayaan ,discourses ,Geeta Gyan , Vishnu Sahasaram
and much much more. I will be hosting it from this thursday.
I will also be sharing my experiences and experiences
of other Sai devotees thru this media.
This is the first
ever online radio dedicated to the lotus feet of Shri
Shirdi Sai baba. Just by listening to this radio, Sai
devotees will feel the bliss of Baba and His leela's around
them. You can go to http://debu7366.blogspot.com/
to listen to this radio [ password- omsrisai ]or for knowing
the weekly program guide and to post your request, suggestions
,feedback and comments- plz visit http://sairadio.blogspot.com/
. You will also find a lot of important information at
this site in the coming weeks.
BABA SANSTHAN, CANADA (TORONTO)
Located at SAI KA
MADHUBAN in Unionville - Three Annual Events celebrated:
Ram Navami Guru Purrnima, and Vijay Dashami, Monthly Weekly
and daily Activities: Abhishek - Akhand Parayan - Bhajan
Sandhaya - Aarti - Annadaan..."Prepare a Meal"
- Chitra Yatra - Paduka Puja - Palki Pothi & Portrait
Procession - Volunteer Sevices - Character and Moral Values.
A Youth Program based on Baba's Teachings and Shri Sai
Ceremonial Yatra. For event updates visit www.shirdisainath.org
OF BLESSINGS ON AUSPICIOUS THURSDAYS
Shri Shirdi Sai Baba
Sansthan, Canada, (Toronto) cordially invite Devotees
to attend - volunteer - Receive Baba's Grace and be Immersed
in Divine Bliss on the AUSPICIOUS day of THURSDAY 6:30PM
at the GUR MANDIR 207 Queen's Plate Drive., Etobicoke
(South of Steeles on the East side of Highway 27 on Queen's
Ceremony of Baba's Divine Blessings will be conducted
with Sacred Ashtotra Namavali to the accompaniment of
Bhajans, Satcharita Paraayan, Naivedaya Offerings Dhoop
Aarti and Mahaprasaad (Preeti Bhoj) Devotees are welcome
to bring a dish for Naivedaya Offerings as inspired by
Baba. Details at www.shirdisainath.org
SAI BABA RESOURCE CENTRE IN TORONTO
Maple Crest Private
School 28 Roytech Road. Woodbridge, ON L4L 8E4 PHONE -
416-294-4804 (by appointment only). Complementary copy
of "Sai Satcharita" (one per family) in all
languages is now available, excluding Pothi in Marathi,
Indira kher ji's English Version and Hindi Pothi by Kakaria
ji,. Reserve your copy today. For pictures - posters -
CD's - VCD's- Baba Murtis and other books on Baba visit
the Resource Centre. On Line Shopping coming soon at www.shirdisainath.org
. HERITAGE OF SHIRDI SAI MAGAZINE is now AVAILABLE IN
CANADA: Send your request for subscription. Limited copies
only. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SHIRDI SAI MANDIR,
THE SHIRDI SAI MANDIR,
2721 Markham Road, Unit# 8, Toronto, Ontario, M1X 1L5
(North East corner of Markham Road and Nashdene), Tel:647-444-4724,
Daily Operating Hours:
7:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Extended hours on THURSDAY and SATURDAY: 7:00 am to 10:00
pm. Baba's Kakad Aarti, Abhishek Puja, Madhyan Aarti,
Dhoop Aarti, Satcharita Reading and Shej Aarti are performed
Bhajans and Sai Naam
Sankirtan are offered to Baba on Thursday and Saturday
such as Satcharitas, Photos, CDs are available.
Please visit our website for information on Mandir activities.
SHIRDI SAI PARIVAR
Shirdi Sai parivar in
Vancouver holds Satsang on Thursday (6.30-7.30pm)and Sai
abhishek and aarti first Sunday of every month at SAI
KUTIR ,9529, 119 A st, Delta ,BC, V4C 6P4. For further
details contact (604) 584 9770 and cell is (604) 782 4878
or email, email@example.com.
SAI BABA MANDIR EDMONTON
Shri Shirdi Sai Baba
Mandir Edmonton, Located at 3036 - 106 Street. Edmonton,
Operating Hours: 6:00
pm to 7:00 pm. (Monday to Saturday except Thursdays)
Thursday and Sundays: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
For Program details visit the website or call: Tel: 1-780-757-3333,
or visit website: www.shirdisaibabaedmonton.com
SAI SANSTHAN LOS ANGELES
By the grace of our
Shirdi Sai we are happy to announce the inauguration of
Shri Shirdi Sai Temple in LA region in the city of Montebello.
We need the support of all Sai Devotees. For more information
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SRI SAI BABA
MANDIR OHIO USA
Road, Dublin, OH-43016
Daily timings and activities:
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM 9:00 AM Kakad Arati, 12:00 Noon:
Madhyan Arati 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: 6:00 PM: Dhoop
Arathi, 8:30 PM: Shej Arathi
Temple is open from
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Sai Bhajans followed by Mangal
Arati and Shej Arati at 9:30 PM.
For more information
please call at 614-799-8411 or visit http://www.saibaba.cc/.
SHIRDI SAI CENTER,
BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA
Location: 897-B E. Kifer
Rd, Sunnyvale, CA - 94086
Daily timings and activities:
6:15 am – 7:40 am: Abhishekam and Kakad Arathi at
11.45 am – 12:30 pm: Madhyan Arathi at 12:00 pm
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm: Dhoop Arathi at 6:30 pm and Shej
Arathi at 8:30 pm
6:15 am – 7:40 am: Kakad Arathi at 6:30 am
11:00 am – 9:30 pm: Madhyan Arathi at 12:00 pm,
Dhoop Arathi at 6:30 pm and Shej Arathi at 8:30 pm
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Shirdi Sai Bhajans
For more information
please call 408-705-7904 / 408-564-6704 or send email
to email@example.com or
visit our website at http://www.shirdisaiparivaar.org/
SHIRDI SAI TEMPLE OF ATLANTA
Location: 700 James
Burgess Road,Suwanee GA 30024, USA
The North America Shirdi Sai Temple is located at 700
James Burgess Road,Suwanee GA 30024.Temple is open all
seven days of the week. Baba's Kakad Aarti, Abhishek Puja,
Madhyan Aarti, Dhoop Aarti and Shej Aarti are performed
every day. Bhajans are sung on all thursday and sunday
evenings. For information regarding the daily schedule,
temple activities and events please visit Mandir's website:
or call 678-455-7200
SAI BABA TEMPLE, MICHIGAN, USA
Location: Sri Shirdi
SaiBaba Temple in greater Detroit 28875 W SEVEN MILE RD,
LIVONIA, MI 48125, USA
Daily timings and
Kakad Aarti 09:00
AM; Abhishekam 10:00 AM; Archana 10:30 AM; Mid-day Aarti
12:00 PM; Temple Closed 12:30 - 5:30 PM; Dhup Aarti 6:00
PM; Archana & Bhajans 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM; Sai Chalisa
8:00 PM; Shej Aarti 8:30 PM
Hanuman Chalisa 6:30
PM (Tuesday); Lalitha Sahasranamam 6:30 PM (Friday); Vishnu
Sahasranamam 6:30 PM (Saturday);
TEMPLE, MASSACHUSETTS, USA
We are a community
of Shirdi Sai Baba devotees serving the Boston area and
beyond in the New England region on the east coast of
USA. With His infinite blessings we have started Shirdi
Sai temple in a leased hall at the Sadhu Vaswani Center.
We are grateful to all the devotees for their kind support
which has made this possible.
Location: SADHU VASWANI
CENTER - 1827 BRIDGE STREET, DRACUT, MA 01826, USA, Pin-zip:
Name of Trust/organization::
New England Shirdi Sai Parivar
Daily timings and
Thu & Fri (Evening
only) 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM •7:00 PM - Vishnu Sahastranaam
•7:35 PM - Sai Mahima
•8:00 PM - Dhoop Aarti
Sat & Sun (Evening only) 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM •5:00
PM - Vishnu Sahastranaam
•5:35 PM - Sai Mahima
•6:00 PM - Dhoop Aarti
Sai Baba's Abhishek - Every fourth Sunday of the month
from 4:00 - 7:00 PM
For more information
please call (978) 528 1985 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit our website at http://nessp.org/
SAI SAMAJ MALAYSIA
No.744-1, Tingkat 1,
Jln. Sentul Selatan, Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This is a new Shirdi Baba center in malaysia. We conduct
weekly prayers/arathi at the following times:
Friday - 7pm - 10.30pm
Sunday - Noon - 2.30pm
Our official centre
website is http://saisamaj.blogspot.com/
For more information, please email mailto:email@example.com
SAI BABA SELANGOR, MALAYSIA
This is to inform all
of you that we have a Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Malaysia.
Here we have daily prayers and special prayers on thursday
mornings 9.00am and bhajans and satsang from 8 pm onwards.
Also breakfast, lunch and dinner, cooked by our seva-group
is provided to all devotees. other than that first thursday
of the month we have talk on spirituality, second thursday
on health, third thursday satsang on Sai Satcharitra,
fourth thursday talk on general topics, by experts in
the respective fields. Lot of charitable activities are
conducted by our Centre,like sponsoring immediate services
to childrens\' homes, old-folks homes, sick and needy,
If any devotee, from
Malaysia or Singapore likes to join our Centre, please
contact Mr.SP Kannan at Mobile -012-2739486; usha - 006122392911;
Res: 03-33717540. Our Centre address is : Persatuan Shirdi
Sai Baba Selangor, No.2574, Jalan Seruling 59, Taman Klang
Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.Thank you and Sai Ram.
SHIRDI SAI TEMPLE
The dream of having
a full fledged exclusive Shirdi Sai Temple in Singapore,
will soon come true. Thanks to the efforts of a Sai devotee
in making this happen. The Shirdi Sai Baba Centre in Singapore
is now live with the 3rd floor function hall, Sri Vadapathira
Kaliamman temple, being secured and converted to a full
fledged exclusive Shirdi Sai worship centre. The Centre
will be devoted to celebrating the life & teachings
of Shirdi Sai Baba only. For more information visit our
SHIRDI SAI BABA
SANSTHAN, AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND
Bhajans Every Thursday
Venue Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall, 13 May Road, Mt Roskill,
7.00 pm - 7.50 pm Sai
7.50 pm - 8.10 pm Pravachan and Sai Ashtotharam
8.10 pm - 8.30 pm Shej Aarthi
8.30 pm - 9.00 pm Prasad distribution.
For more details contact us Hari Gangisetty (President)
Mobile: (+64) 21 629 993 Email: President@shirdisaibaba.org.nz
or Bhaskar Reddy Duvvuru (Secretary) Mobile: (+64) 21
292 3807 Email: Secretary@shirdisaibaba.org.nz
Address: Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan of NZ, P.O. Box:
Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand. Visit our website
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