FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE
and death are the two terminal points of human life. To
be born is to die. In the cosmic period of time, human
existence is like a bubble of moments. All embodied souls,
be it human beings or any other species, will have to
go through this short journey of a lifetime. Such embodied
souls are known as ‘Jivas’ or life forms.
are millions of such life forms, both visible and invisible
on this earth. Many of these forms are known to human
civilization due to research and others are yet to be
known. Their body forms, capabilities, intelligence level
and periodicity of existence between birth and death are
different and too numerous to be codified. However, the
main principle of these manifested life forms is that
once they are born, they must die after carrying out certain
activities in accordance with their inborn capacities.
they die, that is, when the life force holding the body
elements together departs from the body or stops functioning
in the form of a pulsating heart beat, the body elements
separate from each other. The earth goes to earth, water
goes to water and air goes to air. Hindu philosophy holds
that ‘Panch Bhutas’ (Five elements) of nature
merge with their primordial elements, once the life force
departs from a living organism.
comes the next question as to what happens to the ‘Jiva’
without the body? What happens to the life force that
holds the body together? Do the ‘Jiva’ and
the life force (Prana) have any existence and significance
after separating from the body? Some spiritual thinkers
define the life force (Prana) as the manifested dynamics
of the soul (Atman).
to some religions and philosophies the ‘Jiva’
after death is re-born again and again. According to others,
there is no re-birth or re-incarnation of human souls.
This series of re-births continues till the ‘Jiva’
reaches the stage of ‘Moksha’ as Hinduism
believes or ‘Nirvana’ as Buddhism states.
Therefore every Hindu, from his very childhood, is taught
to commit good deeds and avoid evil deeds.
Newton’s law of motion of matter, which states that
every action will have an equal and opposite reaction,
Hindus believe that every good or evil act committed by
a human being shall have an equal and opposite reaction.
The only difference is that, in the case of human beings
committing such acts – good or evil, the reaction
may not manifest in a single lifetime. It can stretch
over to the next life or lives.
it advises each human being, to be prepared to enjoy or
suffer the results of his good or evil deeds respectively
in future lives to come. This is known as the famous ‘Karma’
theory, as propounded so meticulously in ‘Geeta’
and other Hindu scriptures.
often hears of Hindu teachers and pupils speaking in terms
of ‘Moksha’ as a panacea to the unending series
of painful births and deaths. Such people give donations
to temples, feed the poor, perform numerous ‘Poojas’,
visit places of religious significance (called ‘Tirtha’s)
with the wish of achieving ‘Moksha’ or less
than that to go to heaven (Swarg), a place of unhindered
and absolute enjoyment and receive benefits for their
so-called good deeds during life time.
such activities are programmed like a modern corporate
system – investment and profit, in this world and
in the nether world doing noble jobs like feeding the
poor and rendering services to the needy people is considered
good. The problem is that, such an approach contradicts
the other root principle of Hinduism which holds that
such acts should not be performed with a desire, as desire
creates a series of births necessary to fulfill these
desires. Shri Geeta advises desireless (Nishkama) activities
against desired (Sakama) activities.
Sai Satcharitra’ and other literature on Shri Shirdi
Sai Baba indicate that Shri Sai believed in re-birth of
human beings. He in fact revealed to some of His devotees
about their past lives and about His relationship with
them during such past lives. He always advised His devotees
to follow the righteous path of sacrifice, tolerance and
faith in God, with patience. He has never spoken anything
about ‘Heaven’. His devotees were asked to
cleanse their minds of evil or negative thoughts and fill
it with pure and divine qualities and serve others without
the wish to get returns.
the backdrop of what has been stated hereinbefore, it
is for each devotee to examine whether his approach towards
such religious activities is in accordance with the dictates
of the Master. If confused, they should sincerely submit
to Baba and pray for an answer.
believe that answers are there if the questions are genuine.
May Shri Sai bless us all. ".......
Q & A
being rich and having comforts of life, so called materialistic
possessions, a wrong goal to attain? Does it take us away
from God? Can we be closer to God even while concentrating
on our materialistic progress?
reflects through both material and spiritual aspects of
human life. Who else than God has created the material
world? The material aspect of life is necessary for the
spiritual evolution upto a certain point. The examples
of some of the Spiritual Masters show that they lived
in the complex material world and yet evolved to the highest
level of spirituality.
world can be used as a medium towards spiritual progress.
Being rich is not a sin unless richness is derived through
sinful means and money is spent in sinful pursuits. Rise
materialistically but use the material earnings for the
cause of others to the extent possible by you. A rich
man is the trustee of God to help the poor. If he distributes
his wealth after keeping his share, he is doing the right
is a tendency of some people to look down upon the rich
people as if they were all sinners of God. I have seen
hundreds of cases of rich people being very pure and kind
whereas I have seen lots of poor people being quite dishonest.
Hence one should not draw any conclusions.
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FROM "LIFE OF SAI BABA" BY NARASIMHA SWAMI
saves. But what are prayers but thoughts? Many a person
fancies that he must put forward a definite demand in
prayer to the ‘highest’ powers and get it
granted by force of prayer. There is some truth in this
mixed up with much error and confusion.
comes often after prayer and is supposed to be the result
of prayer is very often something fixed up by a higher
power which, as part of its plan, produces the thought
of prayer first. Prayer often proves to be the immediate
predecessor, but not the efficient and direct cause of
the result. ‘Post hoc, ergo propter hoc’ (i.e.
‘after that; therefore due to that’) is what
we frequently say and believe. Many a man says ‘I
prayed; I got it.
it is prayer that got it’. But this is neither logically
nor theologically sound. The fact is that prayer is a
means of placing one in contact with higher beneficent
powers and there it serves its primary purpose. Incidentally
when a devout soul is deeply concentrating on God, what
happens is that the soul gets so thoroughly saturated
with the divine that divine power infiltrates into the
Jiva and the combined power or the higher power (both
are the same, despite difference in names) produces certain
is the man of prayer that draws down divinity, i.e. turns
divine at the moment of intense prayer and is responsible
for certain results (Etad hyeva aksharam jnaatwa yo yad
ichchati tasya tat¬ Khat, i.e. Having realised the
Imperishable, if one has desire, that is fulfilled, even
when the results have not been previously fixed up, as
the result of previous karma. Anyhow, Chandorkar’s
thought and longing constituted a good prayer on account
of its earnest faith and contact with Supreme Power and
is always good to pray, because it brings one in contact
with God. The prayer, however, that is found most common
in society is occasional prayer for a definite material
object, and there it stops. It is always advisable to
avoid the commercial spirit when dealing with God. We
should not bargain with God. Nor should we say, ‘I
will pray to you only for such and such an object being
thought of God purifies the soul, and the purified soul
gets power to draw God more and more into it. The commercialised
soul, if too much oppressed with the contemplation of
the worldly benefit is handicapping itself and preventing
its purification, that is, saturation with God idea (purity
means having God-idea and impurity is lack of God or God-idea).
very idea of material objects may so obsess a mind as
practically to obliterate the thought of God. God then
becomes only a secondary consideration, a sort of side
element, a weak coloration when the main object before
the mind’s eye is worldly gain. Such approaches
are deplorable, however attractive the object to be gained
by prayer may be.
ought to have prayer without concentrating too much on
worldly gains. Concentration on God alone is purity. Purity
means power, and when a soul is thoroughly pure, and then
the objects entertained in the mind of the prayerful soul
some time previously, that is even before the prayer began,
remain in the subconscious, i.e. at the back of the praying
party’s mind and may come to fruition by the power
of the purified and strengthened soul.
is an incidental benefit, which ought not to turn the
scales when one considers how he should pray. Prayer is
primarily and essentially only an affair of the soul with
God. All intervention of outside objects is an interference
with the soul’s concentration on God. Prayer must
be purified by very keen practice, i.e., it must be shorn
of all undesirable gross elements just as we keep off
the floating moss repeatedly when we bathe in a tank.
cases where however one is in dire extremity and prayer
comes out from him for a much needed object, in spite
of oneself, as was the case with Chandorkar on the Harischandra
hill, then prayer cannot be condemned at all. Prayer is
the natural vent for the heart.
leap out at what we want on the wings of prayer. It is
God Himself that has implanted this tendency to seek God’s
help to attain objects of great importance to one’s
material or spiritual life and each time we so seek, we
should stress in our mind that God is our first and final
object and that other objects form a temporary and partial
diversion or screen.”……........
Philosophy of Bhagavadgita and its Relevance In Daily
term Bagavadgita means ‘the eternal song’.
It was written some five thousand years ago. It is an
unusual text amongst all religious works. The message
of Gita was delivered by Lord Krishna during the battle
of Mahabharata at Kurukshetra. This battle was fought
between Kaurvas and Pandvas who were cousins.
had common friends, relatives, and teachers. When Arjuna,
the greatest archer saw his own people in the enemy camp,
he faced a moral crisis and was unable to take the decision
to fight. At that hour of crisis, he surrendered at the
feet of Lord Krishna who gave him the wisdom to take the
Likewise, a common person faces many challenges in life
everyday. Taking the right decision is not always easy.
However, devotion and unfailing faith establish one in
wisdom, which enables one to undertake righteous action
like Arjuna. Therefore, there are three ways to reach
order to attain wisdom we have to understand our basic
nature and learn what is temporary and what is permanent
us understand verse 8 of chapter 15
yad ca py utcramati’svarah
grahi tvai’tani samyati
vayur gandham iva’sayat
embodied being takes birth due to the sum total of their
karmic balance of previous births
we watch carefully, we can observe three qualities that
dominate an individual. In the drama of life, there are
Self or Atman
• Personality or Jiva
• Illusion or Maya
self is the changeless atman. It is a miniscule part of
the eternal form of God. Every embodied being takes birth
due to the sum total of their karmic balance of previous
births. It enters into the world at birth assuming a body
and takes along with it the samskaras when the body dies.
These samskaras are carried as the wind carries the fragrance
of flowers from place to place during various births.
This atman is our shining self and is eternal.
neither takes birth nor dies. Since it is eternal, at
the time of death it discards one body to attain another.
When we change clothes, our external appearance may change
according to the style we adapt. However, we remain the
same. Similarly, the self also changes the body when the
body is worn out. The self is changeless. It witnesses
every action done due to thought, speech and action by
also experiences the result of all the action. So we feel
good when we do righteous action. This feel good factor
vanishes when we are on the wrong path. That is why the
wise advise us to gauge our thoughts, speech and actions.
is the second actor. This is called the jiva in Sanskrit.
It is our separate individual ego and is represented by
third is Maya. It is a state of delusion. It is the compulsive
sense of separateness. It confuses and allures us in our
evolution towards self -realization. Part of Maya comes
from the fierce clamor of senses. Its power is specially
seen in case of personal relationships. Anyone who has
been through a relationship based on physical attraction
has to face heartbreak. It can never be a very happy relationship
for a long time.
one of these three actors is permanent. This is the self.
Yet strangely, we identify with the second mostly, which
is our ever-changing personality. The third actor, maya,
binds us, due to the fierce and compulsive play of our
we grow spiritually, we become more aware of the gulf
that yawns between the two worlds of physical existence
and the other of pure spiritual being. Yet eventually
a bridge is built between the two and this is the marvel
of Samadhi. In Samadhi one shines like a splendid sun
whose brilliance is seen in every thought, speech &
in each living being a divine fragment is present. Even
the lowest creature has this divine spark within. This
tiny self travels through time in the process of reincarnation
through millions of birth. The purpose of life is to realize
the self, which is a process of evolution through various
births. Our evolution is in our own hands.
Buddha says that we are the result of manamaya i.e. the
illusion created by our mind. The personality is ‘made
up of the mind’ that we have used for many lives.
The continuous improvement we are able to make in the
quality of our thinking is what decides our lives. It
decides the kind of body we have. We have worked on our
body through various lives.
is a correspondence between the body and mind. Our thoughts
shape our lives. They determine what we eat and how we
work, sleep and exercise, the risks we take, the occupation
we enter, the places we live in, the people we like and
live with, etc. It shapes the way we respond to stress.
of this has an obvious bearing on our physical well-being.
Now let us extend the same influence over many lives:
just as we develop health and physical conditioning in
this life, we enter the next life with the right kind
of body, to pick up from where we had left.
divine fragment or the self is the same in all people,
all races, and all creatures. As the jiva travels through
time, it picks up a samskara in every stage of evolution.
When the spring breeze blows through a garden, it picks
up the fragrance from the flowers. In much the same way,
the jiva-wind picks up samskaras from every life. This
is how the karmic legacy of each one of us is carried
on: not in the body, not physically or chemically, but
by the wind of prana (the life force).
life to life, the samskaras become heavier and more complicated
– good and bad, kind and unkind, selfish and selfless
– they mingle into a complex perfume called personality.
No one is all greed or anger. Each one of us has redeeming
qualities too: a bit of love, little forgiveness, a touch
of sympathy to offset our jealousy. This makes the human
personality a very complicated affair.
samskaras specially affect our well-being and tendency
to fall prey to diseases. If we cultivate positive thinking
and keep ourselves free from jealousy, anger, greed and
hatred, we are less prone to fall sick.
immunity of a happy, self less and contented person is
normally quite high. They can combat disease more strongly
even if they fall prey to it. This is why doctors encourage
us to stay in a positive state of mind. Many people have
defeated cancer with the right mix of treatment and attitude.
So, our health is in our hands.
we want highest resistance to illness of any kind, then
a deep desire to live for others is a tremendous immunological
force. Living for the self, indulging the senses, having
no over-riding goal, makes a tremendous demand on our
prana. But if we have an overwhelming desire to live for
the welfare of others, if our heart is full of love for
all, it magnifies all our faculties – memory, creativity,
energy, resources, capacity to draw people and win their
love, respect and help them to change their lives.
this happens when prana is conserved. The desire to live
for others can extend up to the roots of our being. Psychologists
talk about the will to live, but that generally means
will to live for one. However, when our life represents
selfless service, energy and will to live comes automatically.
The immune system gets a boost when our heart is full
of love for the entire creation. It expresses itself in
countless choices one makes throughout the day. All of
this has a direct bearing on our health.
body feels drained if we have not slept properly for several
nights and it debilitates us. The body responds to physical
principles. While desperation inhibits the immune system
by draining prana, meditation floods it with prana, strengthening
external agent with the cooperation of an internal agent
– the mind, causes sickness. The link is the immune
system through which the disease is lowered or enhanced.
It is often noticed that an angry person tends to develop
peptic ulcers, pulmonary disorder or disordered breathing.
These situations may lead to surgery. Since our health
is in our hands, we can decide to put up cheerfully with
an angry person, return goodwill and not withdraw support.
This is a positive contribution to the situation. If we
do not resent and are more tolerant, we will be happier
Bhagavadgita has a message to people from all occupations.
It delights the philosophers, fulfils the devotees, surprises
the hardcore psychologists, and relieves the anxieties
and stress of the CEOs and top executives involved in
the process of change management. In fact, it combines
the best aspects of eastern and western thought processes.
It is eternal, revered by millions not only as a sacred
text, but also as a guide for leading a better and fulfilling
life. Probably, that is why Baba encouraged more and more
people to read, understand and practice it in their lives.
Thursday, 31st December 2009, I had my first Bhajan-satsang
at our humble home. I prayed to Baba-ji to invite devotees
that He wished to be at our place, as the unit my son
and I live in is small.
I went to celebrate Baba's 6th Anniversary in Canberra,
I met a devotee whom I asked if she was going to sing
for Baba. She answered that if I sang, she would sing
along with me. So polite of her, I could not forget!
never saw her again at Baba's mandir in Sydney! Indian
names are so difficult for me to remember and I did not
remember her name even. As the weeks came nearer to our
Bajan-satsang, I was wondering how to contact this lady
for I could not even remember her name!
about a week before the date, I was shopping for drinks
and party-ware when I heard a familiar voice behind me.
A lady was talking to her husband and behold, the lady
was the lady that I was thinking about! We hugged each
other in surprise! I invited her and she agreed to come.
She gave me her e-mail address and I told her to invite
another lady who was also at Canberra to come with her.
had to leave after Aarti taking prasadam with her only.
Then, when the lucky door prize of Baba's Murthi was drawn,
her name was called out! When I told the gathering of
eager devotees how Baba arranged for me to meet this lady
to invite her to come for satsang, they all agreed that
she deserved the door-prize of a good-sized murthi of
told the rest of guests that Baba does not disappoint
anybody and everyone got a little gift from Baba-Santa
a great night we all had! I joked that that maybe we can
all go to this lady's home next to sing for Baba, since
she has won the New Year "lottery" of Baba-ji!
is really amazing how collectively when devotees get together
the good energies amplifies!
Baba Inspire us in our Daily lives!
Peace and with Baba's love,
Tan, Sydney, Australia
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is beautiful so let us make it meaningful
Life is beautiful so let us
make it meaningful
It’s a melody so pleasant and soulful
Let’s croon, to our heart’s content, this
All day and all night long.
Life is a gift that’s
why it’s lived in the present
So let’s live in the here and now
The only way is up so let’s ascend
With our head bent down in a bow.
Our life is like the Maker’s
Let’s shape it with faith and patience
Be polite in whatever we say
Let’s live with determination and perseverance.
Let’s dedicate this life
Spend it at the lotus feet of our Lord
Let’s spread it’s fragrance all around the
For we are born free so let’s fly like a bird.
Sabka Malik Ek
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TOPIC OF DISCUSSION
undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods”. - Albert
- is relative as well as subjective and differs based
on perception of the facts. Take for example a glass half
filled with water. It could be described as half empty
or half full based on individual perceptions and both
are correct and there is an element of truth in it. In
the spiritual context defining truth is like trying to
wrap the sky in a cloth.
a man - seeing is believing, if we were to behold God
in front of our eyes, we would still doubt Gods existence.
For materialistically driven humans how is it possible
to seek divine truth? Shirdi Sai Baba, the benevolent
master, knew the vagaries of human mind and the losing
battle that a spiritual seeker fights in vain trying to
rein the thoughts to focus on God.
strived in His life time to liberate man from the walls
of self built ignorance and limitations. The main purpose
of human life is to be happy and every act man indulges
in is to bring about happiness to the self. So how can
man who is entangled in worldly obligations and materialism
teachings were imbibed with meaning and purpose to elevate
man from his spiritually downtrodden state to that of
a higher human plane of eternal supreme bliss of “Sat
Chit Ananda”. This He did through parables and stories
and experiences He gave to His devotees.
main purpose of Baba teachings was to make man realise
the “ultimate truth” that this world is illusory
and ephemeral and people should not tie their happiness
with the things of this world which would end one day.
Baba taught that we come here alone and go out alone and
existence of supreme power is the only reality. Nobody
in this world is really ours.
relationships that we have been born into and have made
in our life time are temporary and nobody comes with us
when we leave this world. The way man can liberate himself
from the clutches of emotional entanglement to the things
of this world both material as well as human, is by repeating
God’s name and through acts of giving or charity.
This Baba taught us about through a series of experiences
that devotees had during Baba's life time and captured
by Shri Hemadpant in Sai Satcharita for the benefit of
message to mankind about removing their miseries and helping
them overcoming life's challenges is through distribution
of udi and asking charity/dakshina from devotees who flocked
to Baba seeking guidance both in spiritual as well as
materialistic world. Through these acts Baba conveyed
the message to people that body will mix with the elements
of this universe when it perishes and it will be reduced
Baba taught that for spiritual progress it is a must that
people use their intellect and discriminate between the
Unreal and the Real, and develop non-attachment for the
Unreal. Baba bestowed blessings on the devotees who took
His darshan and gave them udhi to remind man of his ultimate
state and place in this world. Baba also asked for money
repeatedly till devotees emptied their pockets in front
was done to create detachment to materialism. Money, though
essential, should be used for good causes rather than
for hoarding it. Baba asked money indiscriminately from
both, young and old as well as women and children. Those
who gave generously benefited in multiples at a later
also taught about the universality of the energy. Though
man and animals are different by their habitat and belong
to different species, yet the common element of supreme
energy runs through all the living beings. The passing
away of the lion and sanyasi, Sri Vijayanand Swamy from
Chennai, in the presence of Baba is the best example of
had life, but one was human and the other an animal and
yet both had the same equitable place in the eyes of Supreme.
Yet the life ended for both species. This teaches that
everything that has beginning will ultimately have an
end be it a man or an animal. No one can dispute this
encouraged spiritually advanced devotees to worship the
nirakaar and nirgun form - God without form and state.
Worship of formless God advances their understanding of
the universality of the Supreme power and demonstrates
the principle of non-duality. Such devotees will be able
to see Baba in everything and treat everybody as one.
asked Mankar to practice meditation on Manchandrigad when
Mankar's spiritual progression was limited to seeing Baba's
physical form and was not able to behold Baba beyond His
physical form. Baba wanted to remove the web of ignorance
from the eyes of man so he could see the truth.
Baba did by showing His omnipresence and omnipotent character
through incidents such as the flowing of Ganga Yamuna
from His toes, churning of boiling food with His bare
arms, saving the life of a child at few kilometers away
by merely thrusting His arm into the burning fire, control
over the elements, turning brackish water into sweet drinking
water, taking on the injuries inflicted on His devotees
and Shyama Karna on His body to mention few examples of
Baba's supremacy as a divine Spirit who appeared on the
earth for welfare of the mankind.
a Master taught us through His life that every individual
beholds divinity within themselves. It is only when one
seeks to be free from the bondage of attachments and endeavors
to achieve freedom through discipline and good acts as
advocated by Baba, will one be able to behold God within
and be happy whilst sharing that happiness with others.
things that man possesses such as property, wealth, position
can be snatched away. The only thing that always remains
associated with man even when he departs from the face
of earth is his knowledge, his kindness, and honour earned
in the court of the Lord through his benevolent acts.
and nobody can snatch this wealth from man. In fact when
this wealth is shared with others, it multiplies manifold.
A spiritually advanced devotee who knows that God alone
is truth, the rest is illusory; and has implicit faith
in the words of Baba and knows that Baba alone is the
puppeteer and we are mere puppets in His hands, will find
a man is said to have realised the Truth which ultimately
prevails in this world filled with maya. This realisation
would help such a man to break away from shackles of illusion
and be steady fast in his devotion towards God.
Kandukuri, Canberra, Australia
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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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is to man as magnet is to iron. Why then does He not attract
man? As iron deeply imbedded in mud is not moved by the
attraction of the magnet so the soul deeply imbedded in
Maya (ignorance) feels not the attraction of the Lord.
But as when the mud is washed away with water, the iron
is free to move, so the soul when by constant tears of
prayer and repentance washes away the mud of Maya that
makes it cling to the earth, it is soon attracted by the
Chandra Prakash Kumar, Rourkee
1996 in New York , I went to visit a museum and had the
following experience. Being a Sai devotee, I wore a Baba
pendent around my neck and had a small sticker of His
picture on the inside of my bag. As I opened my bag to
pull out money for the ticket, the lady behind the counter,
who was about 25 years old, held my hand and asked me
to step aside.
ushered me into one corner and asked me whose picture
was stuck on the flap of my bag. I was a little surprised
and told her that He was our Satguru Shri Sainathji. She
urged me to tell her about Him and I was happy to do so.
After sometime I asked her why was she making these queries?
said that as a child she suffered from cancer and she
started getting dreams in which this Old Man would appear
and he slowly cured her of the disease. And after so many
years she had seen a picture of the same face! I gave
her some photos of Baba and organised a Sai Satcharitra
for her. Such is the Glory of Sainath.
feelings about Shirdi Sai in Devotees’ Forum
10th February, 2009, as I clicked on the "Heritage
of Shirdi Sai", I found a miracle. The stories mentioned
are reflecting the thoughts running in my brain. They
are the problems I am currently facing. Whether I like
it or not, Baba is saying to me that I have to undergo
the operation, true Baba you are correct.
I had a query in my mind
that as I worship and pray Baba daily why I need to undergo
any surgery? Actually I am suffering from a very rare
problem in my left eye (macular hole surgery) so the surgery
is scheduled for me this coming Friday.
The answer is as per my
karma in this birth or previous birth I have to clear
it, But during this process, Sadguru Sai Nath will help
me so that I undergo the surgery smoothly without any
pain. He will take care that the surgery is successful.
The other experience of
the devotee who had promised that he would donate Rs.15,000/-
and postponed doing so for a quite long time, is also
true of my case. Baba, I will definitely donate the amount
that I promised you as early as possible.
Smiley Sai, Singapore
I know my Sai Guru has
once again created a flame in my heart to write. I haven't
written any poem for long, but your kind gesture has made
me realize that effort never goes waste.
Thank you once again,
and May the Blessing of Sai always be showered upon us
in the next year. Thank you very much.
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: email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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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