N E W S L E T T E R
VOL109, JULY 2010
 

 

 

FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE

....."The Masters, whether they reveal it or not, before these divine personalities every one stands naked. The life histories of most of these Sadgurus are full of examples of the Masters having knowledge about the Past, Present and future of not only human beings but other species spontaneously without going through a trance or exercising themselves as oculists, hypnotists or Para-psychologists do.

Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi used to tell his disciples that he was aware about whatever his disciples do or say even if they are thousands of miles away. No doubt there are thousands of incidents recorded about Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi in different books and journals.

The Masters are the precursors of the man of the fifth race to come. They have been carrying on this experiment on different planets not only of our solar system but also on planets in other solar systems. The present research of finding the existences of organic life on planets like Mars, Venus and Moon in particularly will be successful as the Masters had earlier experimented on growth and sustenance of ‘organic life forces’ on these planets.

Spiritual secrets revealed by the spiritual masters indicate about the generation of ‘organic life forces’ on earth by a spiritual entity called ‘Dakshya Prajapati’. Till one understands and realizes the ‘Prajapati’ concept it will be treated as a mythological entity. It is believed that pre-birth and post-death conditions of all human souls have some-thing to do with the Moon the nearest Astral body to the earth. These aspects cannot be discussed in this article, as the main issue is regarding the role of the Sadgurus or Perfect Masters.


The Sadgurus are thus trying to advance the evolution by raising the potentials of man-the best of nature’s creation on this planet. The blue-print of the future human civilization is already with them not only with a meticulously drawn plan to the last details but also a perfect time scheme. As all the astral bodies like the milky-ways, solar systems and planets have a certain periodicity of movement, changes in the solar systems and planets logically should follow certain time principles for the evaluation of both organic and inorganic matters.

The ancient Egyptians, the Kabala thinkers, the Chinese Philosophers in the past attempted and some what succeed in understanding these time-cycles of evolution. The ancient Hindu scripture have dealt with the cycles of time to the last minutes not only with reference to the past but also with reference to trillions of years ahead.

Having full knowledge and command on the souls of all living beings the Sadgurus play a vital role in drawing unto them all their devotees at the time of death and evolve their souls even in the post death condition to higher levels of consciousness. They are the Perfect Masters, the perfect creatures of God anywhere in the universe. Their job is to bring perfection to any thing and everything coming in contact with them, whether living or non-living cutting across all reference of time, distance and space.

Any one coming into their contact is bound to evolve whether he likes it or does not like it, whether it is to happen immediately or within a certain period of time. They are upholders of the ultimate laws of the nature and the divine principles. They are not limited by a human ego. They only work with a divine purpose. Their self is the divine self of God radiating only compassion and creativity of the highest order.

All deities and nature forces known as Devas or Devis in the Hindu pantheon assist them in the performance of their duties. Their wishes are the law of nature and God’s command even if invoke in the name of God. Shri Sai always used to invoke blessings say “Allah Malik Hai” (The God is the Lord of all) or “lshwar Achcha Karega” (God will help).

However they work mostly through a number of intermediary workers, who are spiritual personalities at different stages of evolution both for training them and also for using them for specific jobs. These are addressed by different names as Mahatma, Yogi, Muni, Sanyasi in Hinduism and Awaliya, Pir, Mazoob or Kamil by the Sufis. To realize god one has to go through many stages of evolution.

After reaching the seventh stage of spiritual evolution they are known to be in a state of ‘Paramhamsa’ or ‘Brahmistha’ or ‘Brahmabhoot’. Once in this spiritual level, they are in the state of Sat-Chit-Anand i.e. God-State having His infinite power, knowledge and happiness. The spiritual powers in the other six stages carry out the work entrusted to them by the Sadgurus either directly or indirectly. Except a few at a higher stage of evolution, most of these intermediary workers may not even know the source of their motivation and the energy they get to undertake such big jobs effecting the lives of hundreds and thousands of people.

They work like possessed persons, under the mighty influence of the Sadguru. Many of them when drawn by the master, start behaving in a manner not experienced before and at times they act in an unusual manner. Their internal thought process goes through a lot of change. The Master creates within them the qualities of love, sacrifice and forbearance.

The entire personality of the disciple gets evolved in association with the Sadguru. History has shown that even the biggest sinners became saints in later life due to the play of Guru Shakti in them. This is what is called the ‘Mercy of the Master’ or ‘Guru Kripa’. They are the children of destiny working under the Sadguru and receive all their energy and powers from him. On the other hand the Sadguru becomes responsible for providing them with all the needs of life and also protection.".......


Q & A

While treading the Guru path we are bound to commit mistakes. Should we convey them to the Guru?

Human beings are bound to commit mistakes. The Sadguru knows that his disciples will commit mistakes due to their ignorance known as ‘maya’. The Sadguru always remains alert to stop the devotees from getting into the entrapments of maya. Because of his own mistake if a disciple falls into the danger then the ‘Sadguru’ directly or indirectly helps him out.

Baba used to say “Know it that wherever you are and whatever you do I am fully aware of it”. Sai Baba’s life history shows that He was omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. The Guru alone knows how to take His disciples ahead spiritually and to stop them from committing mistakes.

We certainly get protection of the Guru for the mistakes unknowingly done by us, but we should try to ensure that the mistakes knowingly committed are not repeated once they are pointed out to us. Sometimes we are not able to follow the path shown by the Guru due to circumstances and the Guru understands this since He is beyond the normal human qualities of anger and hatred. In His heart He has only compassion for His disciples.

He keeps a watch on the intentions and motivations of the disciple for his spiritual evolution. If the devotee’s will power is strong and there is complete surrender to the Guru then He goes on helping the disciple to evolve inspite of several mistakes committed by him.

BABA MAY I ANSWER book by Shri C. B. Satpathy released on Ram Navami For details see www.heritageofshirdisai.org

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FROM "LIFE OF SAI BABA" BY NARASIMHA SWAMI

……“Dixit’s vairagya developed steadily along with his love of the Guru. His Guru both by example and precept showed him the absurdity of the worldly man’s desire for much wealth and how little was necessary even to an ordinary sadhaka. Especially after Baba had assumed all his responsibilities, he noted how needless it was for him to spend attention and time or energy as before to acquire or preserve wealth.

Two instances may be cited as typical of this teaching of Baba. In the early years of Kaka Saheb’s contact with Baba, he earned large fees. On one occasion when he came to Shirdi, he came along with a trunkfuI of rupees (may be Rs. 1000), which he earned in a Native State. He came to Baba, placed the trunk before him, showed him the rupees, and said, ‘Baba, all this is yours’. Baba at once said, ‘Is that so?’ and plunged both his hands in the box full of rupees and gave away heaps of rupees to the people that crowded round him like bees for honey.

In a few moments, the trunk became empty. This incident is narrated by Garde, a Sub Judge friend of H. S. Dixit, who was watching all the time the face of Dixit to study the reaction on his face to the rapid scattering of his hard earned money by Baba. Though any other person in his position would have felt the loss of money very bitter, Kaka Saheb was unmoved. That showed how he had hardened in his vairagya at the feet of Baba. He learnt again that the silver so highly valued by the world was but mud to the Sadguru, who was a “Sama loshta asma Kaanchanah” i.e. one to whom a clod, a stone and gold were equally indifferent. B.G. (6) 8, (14) 24

On another occasion, when Dixit got a cow, Baba said, ‘this cow was formerly a Jalna man’s, before that an Aurangabad man’s, before that, Mahlsapathy’s; God knows whose property it is’. Baba’s statement was an exposition of the Isavasya Upanishad, which says,

Isavasyam Ida(g)m sarvam Yatkincha Jagatyaam jagat
Tena tyaktena bhunjithah MaGridah, Kasya Svid dhanam,

which means, ‘Whatever thing is in the world is covered by God. Renounce that and be happy, covet not. Whose is property? Or covet not anyone's wealth, yours or others property is always changing hands and changing shapes. It is not perpetual. So it must be kept away (from the soul) to attain happiness.’

Thus we have to regard all property as coming and going “Agamaapayinah” B G(2) 14 and should avoid getting attached to it. Baba’s undertaking responsibilities for Dixit and family was so wide that Dixit felt himself always under Baba’s care and had no need to fear. Baba’s words to Khaparde, Dixit, and others were, ‘Why fear when I am here?’ Baba gave ample proof to Dixit of his thorough knowledge of all events, past, present and future, taking place here, there, and everywhere, and his power to see to the exact fulfillment of his promise or prediction.

By constantly staying with Baba, Dixit noticed that Baba had this “Antarjnan” or Chittasamvit or Ritambhara Prajna, and that he had also vast control over men, creatures, and inanimate things of nature. For instance in 1917, Kaka Mahajani, who was at Bombay, was requested by the son of his master Thakersey Sait to go to Shirdi and take Baba’s advice as to what would be the best course for his master’s health.

Mahajani said that as Dixit was at Shirdi, it would be sufficient to write to him. But the master’s son said that Mahajani should actually go to Shirdi as nothing else would satisfy his father.

When this conversation was going on at Bombay, Baba told Dixit at Shirdi, “What deliberations and consultations are going on there!” The next day when Mahajani turned up at Shirdi and mentioned about his master’s health, Baba told Dixit. ‘This is the matter we were talking about yesterday. Is it not?’ Dixit compared notes with Mahajani and found that while Mahajani and his master’s son were talking at Bombay, Sai at Shirdi was fully aware of that fact.

On one occasion, immediately after Arati, Sai Baba told his devotees, (B.C.S. 406,) ‘Be wherever you may, say whatever you may, and do whatever you may, be sure, I am aware of what you say or do’. This is Ritambharaprajna, which only perfectly realised souls like Sai have.

Some others may through yogic practices, mantras, or by the use of spirits, acquire mind-reading, clairvoyance, and, within limits, may even be able to say what some persons at some places do or say. But ordinarily such yogis cannot always and without effort, be all-knowing at all places like Baba. Thus Dixit was convinced that Baba had these divine qualities (far superior to magical feats) and also the divine power to know or control the future and protect him.”……

 


 

ARTICLE

The Importance of Shraddha and Saburi – an understanding of deeper the pain the higher the gain

Shraddha and Saburi are words from the masters that go back to the beginning of time. Tests in one’s life will take place willy-nilly. School tests, final exams, board exams, exams for degrees – the list goes on where knowledge is the chief aim. But the tests that you go through on the spiritual plane are another story.

Here purification is the name of the game and as the saying goes “Once the Sadguru gets you, you do not stand a chance” One after another incidents will take you down a road which only a few travel. Here non knowledge is removed and pure knowledge is taught for you to absorb till you amalgamate.

The more the pain the more the gain is amply illustrated in the words of Shri Sai. In Chapter 32 of the Shri Sai Satcharitra, Baba confirms the same when, once submitting to his Guru:

“Then he took me to a well, tied my feet with a rope and hung me - head downwards and feet up - from a tree near the well. I was suspended three feet above the water, which I could not reach with my hands, nor which could go into my mouth.” This is enough to understand that Baba’s world was turned on its head.

His cheerful acceptance of this is illustrated "In Bliss supreme, I was. How can a fool like me describe the joy I experienced?" I replied. On hearing my answer the Guru was much pleased with me, drew me near him and stroking my body with his hand kept me with him. He took care of me as tenderly as a mother-bird does of her young ones.”

Baba goes on “This was my Guru, the sole object of my meditation and I was conscious of none else. While meditating on him my mind and intellect were stunned, I had thus to keep quiet and bow to him in silence.” Shri Sai indicated the same that his world was turned upside down and we all know the pinnacle He reached.

History is replete with such examples. Next time we fret, fume, cry, scream and curse our fate recall the story of Joseph. In the Bible the story of Joseph confirms the trials and tribulations faced by him. His brothers simply sold him into slavery to a group of traders who in turn sold him to a rich man as a slave in Egypt. Joseph toiled unflinchingly knowing that the Good Lord in his mercy would look after him.

In due course, The Pharaoh, King of Egypt had some dreams which he couldn't understand. His smartest and wisest men could not comprehend the dreams. Someone mentioned to the Pharaoh about Joseph (the same slave) and that he might be able to understand them.

Pharaoh summoned Joseph who answered "It is not I who can do it but God. He will tell you what your dreams mean." He told Joseph his dreams, and by divine grace these were answered correctly. An ecstatic Pharaoh freed Joseph on the spot and Pharaoh believed all that Joseph told him, and put him in charge of all the land of Egypt. His faith in God got him through. Remember that he was sold into slavery by his own brothers and had no one to complain to. From Canaan to Egypt was his journey but he rose to be next to the Pharaoh, the king of Egypt.

Further in the Bible, old testament is the story of Daniel which is another example. He was thrown in to a den filled with hungry lions by those who were threatened by his constant preaching of the one Lord God. What happened was nothing short of a miracle.

The Lord simply sent an angel to calm the wild beasts. As dawn broke the dejected King Nebuchadnezzar went to inspect the den of lions with a heavy heart. He was joyful when he saw his favorite was safe and he ordered that the complainants be thrown into the lions den. Needless to say they did not survive. Again a trial of such magnitude was successful just by an unshakeable faith in God.

The Quran and the Bible both give some more examples. Prophet Job was a prosperous man, with full faith in God, living somewhere in the northeast corner of Arabia. He suffers from a number of calamities: his cattle are destroyed, his servants slain by the sword and his family crushed under his roof. But he holds fast to his faith in the Lord. He is covered with loathsome sores from head to foot. He loses his peace of mind, and he curses the day he was born. His false friends come and attribute his affliction to sin.

These "Job's comforters" are no comforters at all, and he further loses his balance of mind. But the Lord recalls to him all His mercies and he resumes his humility and gives up self-justification. He is restored to prosperity, with twice as much as he had before; his brethren and friends came back to him; he had a new family of seven sons and three daughters. He lived to a good old age, and saw four generations of descendants.

In yet another instance, Prophet Abraham was asked for the supreme test of sacrificing his first born. This surely had to be the ultimate in tests. Just as he was ready to sacrifice his son he was ordered by the Lord God to stop and sacrifice a goat that was tethered nearby. Prophet Abraham is known today as the father of the Jewish nation.

The Quran confirms the fact that tests will take place. In Sura AI Baqarah-2 Part II:

“Or do ye think that ye shall enter the Garden (of Bliss) without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They encountered suffering and adversity, and were so shaken in spirit that even the Messenger and those of faith who were with him cried: "When (will come) the help of Allah?" Ah! Verily, the help of Allah is (always) near!”

And in Al Imran Part IV Verse 186:

“Ye shall certainly be tried and tested in your possessions and in your personal selves; and ye shall certainly hear much that will grieve you, from those who received the Book before you and from those who worship many gods. But if ye persevere patiently, and guard against evil, then that will be a determining factor in all affairs. Not wealth and possessions only (or want of them), are the means of our trial. All our personal talents, knowledge, opportunities, and their opposites-in fact everything that happens to us and makes up our personality is a means of our testing.”

Lord Krishna says in Skanda 10, Adhyaya 27:

Tam Bhramscayaami sampatbhyo yasya cha ichchaami anugraham i.e. “I deprive him of all wealth, whom I wish to bless'. In short,non attachment to worldly belongings has to be complete.

Closer to our time, Kaka Saheb Dixit - considered by many as the perfect disciple of Shri Sai was not spared either. A man well respected through out the country, was pushed into indebtedness by the will of the Lord. In the book Life of Sai Baba by N. H. Narasimha Swamiji in Part 2, chapter 4, in the context of Kaka’s firm faith, it is stated that "While there is our supporter Purushottama, i.e., the supreme person, that Lord of the three worlds, worthy of the soul's worship, the omnipotent Sayeeswara, we (i.e., I) turn to some weak and low person with the title "Sir" who gives little, for help! Alas what folly is this?"

As the time for the repayment of a small loan of Rs. 30,000 drew near, Kaka Saheb could have approached anyone for a loan of such small amount for a person of his stature, just sat quiet. He had full faith that when the moment arrived, Baba would fulfill his need. He sat in his office room waiting and watching till the actual date of payment came.

It seemed that no money was forthcoming. Finally at the last moment, a young man, the son of a rich friend of his, came asking for his advice. He said that after his father's death, he was managing his property, and had to find an investment for his money. He said, just then he had brought with him Rs.30,000/- and wanted to know from Dixit what would be the best investment.

Kaka, after explaining the pros and cons of other investments, finally told him that he himself was in urgent need of Rs. 30,000/- and he would be glad to have it on any reasonable terms, but that it was his duty to explain to the lender that his practice had gone down, that his income was very low, though his properties in the shape of bungalows were there, and that it was his duty to point out the danger and disadvantage of lending to such a person. The young man, however, made up his mind to lend the money to him on account of his need and on account of his being his father's friend, and thus the creditor of Dixit was paid in time.

But who could know that the sum of- Rs. 30,000 was with a person with a mind to be influenced to lend it to Dixit? Baba alone could know. Baba alone could influence the possessor of the funds. It is just like this that at the crucial moment help was provided.” Baba’s guidance and instructions are complete and final for all times. He emphasizes that being attached to one’s Guru or God is absolutely necessary. This attachment gives the full confidence in the Deity which is an indispensable prerequisite for getting help in any circumstance, no matter how impossible it may seem at the time.

The complete, unconditional and perfect surrender of "Tan, Man, Dhan", i.e., mind, body, and possessions by the sishya, is required with total dedication and complete submission to the will of the lord and a thankful acceptance of the same. Kaka Sahib Dixit offered these at his Guru's feet with perfect confidence.

Your world will be turned upside down, almost every thing that you took for granted will be proved wrong and almost all that you termed fantasy will become a reality. But there is a price to be paid. It is paid in a coin that has Shraddha on one side and Saburi on the other.

Nasser Lalljee, Thane


 

DEVOTEE EXPERIENCE

Prior to last year, my wife and I were not such ardent devotees of Shri Shridi Sai, though we believed in His greatness and had pasted His picture with both His hands raised in blessing, on our bedroom door. In April 2005, my wife, Lakshmi, had to undergo neurosurgery for a Pituitary Tumor that had recurred after about 5 years. Prior to the surgery we were tense and worried as it was a major and critical surgery.

We requested a dear friend who is a Reiki sadhak like both of us to come home and join me in giving Reiki to my wife. After the Reiki session, she suddenly noticed the picture of Sai Bhagwan and remarked that when He has been with us in our own room all the time, there is nothing to fear and the surgery will be successful. Next morning when I was checking my e-mails, to my great surprise, I had received a beautiful picture of Shirdi Sai from someone I did not know.

We both believed that this was His way of blessing us and telling us not to fear when He is there in our hearts. The surgery went well. Two days later, I was returning to the hospital with some food for my wife and as I turned a corner, I noticed the image of Shirdi Sai reflected from a shop window. I had taken this route so many times, but this had never happened before. It was the reflection of a painting someone had made recently on the wall opposite the shop.

A few days later, as I was coming out of a post-office, the first thing I noticed was a car with His picture on the windshield. After a couple of days, I had to buy some coffee from my usual coffee shop. But that day I could not go there, so I stopped suddenly at another branch on an impulse. I was astounded to again notice Sai's picture in this shop whereas in my usual one there were only pictures of Jesus and Mary.

After the receipt of Sai's picture in my e-mail, I did a Google search for Shirdi Sai's temples. Again I was surprised to notice that the very first entry was about 'The Shirdi Sai Temple of Greater Chicago' where both my son and daughter were living. We had also been to Chicago many times, but had never heard about this temple of Shirdi Sai. We immediately rang up our children and asked them to visit the temple and offer prayers so that their mother's surgery would be successful.

A year after the surgery, we decide to move to a better locality in Chennai. We started looking for suitable places, but could not find any that met our requirements. Then a relative mentioned a place was available near his residence. We visited that place and to our utter amazement we found a big picture of Sai very prominently displayed in the drawing room by the current occupants who are also ardent Sai devotees. Then and there we decided to shift to this nice place as Sai Himself seemed to be directing us to this place. We now live here.

A few days after we moved to the new place, we went for our morning walk and noticed a small Shirdi Sai Shrine in the garden of a house in the next street. The owner is an ardent Sai devotee and permits people to worship and offer prayers here. So we go there often and worship Sai Bhagwan. What more can His devotees need? We have been extremely fortunate in this respect - being so close to Him and being blessed and guided by Him in this amazing way so unique to Him.

All these frequent and quite unexpected sightings of Shirdi Sai at the time of our greatest crisis made us believe that it was His way of conveying His blessings to us and reminding us that He is always with us and we can all discern His divine presence and power if only we repose total faith and belief in Him. Such are the inimitable, divine ways of Sai.

My wife is scheduled to have her follow-up MRI. We pray to Him to bless us as always so that my wife's tumor disappears forever. We request all our fellow Sai Devotee friends to pray for my wife.

JAI SAIRAM!

V.Vivekanand, Chennai, India


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POEM

Offering to God

I ask you Oh God !
What can I offer You?

Whatever I possess
all belongs to You.
How can I offer You
what is already Yours?

I offer You water
representing my tears,
shed in longing
and desire of Yours.

I tender these flowers
as my pure heart,
devoid of anger,
lust and pride.

I present these fruits
as my mind,
full of love
and free from thoughts.

I offer You
five kinds of sweets,
as five elements
which constitute me.

Accept these offerings
Oh God !
As my love, worship and devotion.

S. Modi, Delhi

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TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

Dakshina and Sai

Aum Sairam

Taking Dakshina [money] from His followers used to be an important part of Sri Sai Baba’s style of guiding His followers.

Whatever He used to collect during the day, He used to distribute in the evenings. He used to give out specific but different amounts to some people around Him every day; He used to pull out money from His pocket without counting. The miracle was that each person used to get exactly the same amount every day. No matter how much He used to collect everyday, by the next morning He used to be back being the poor fakir.

Once the British government wanted to tax the money received by Sri Sai Baba and appointed a secret agent to count the money Sri Sai Baba received everyday. The agent used to get perplexed and frustrated because, according to his observation, Sri Sai Baba used to receive about 25 rupees everyday but He used to distribute in hundreds of rupees. How this was possible was the dilemma? As Sri Sai Baba's devotees know, when Baba (God) walked on earth, anything was possible.

Sometimes Sri Sai Baba’s asking for money used to be to remind the devotees to pay off previously forgotten commitments or to highlight their weaknesses and bring change in them.

Sri Sai Baba used to say:
"I never take money unnecessarily nor do I take from everyone. I ask only those that Allah points me to. Actually, the person that gives me money is planting seeds for a better future. Money is there to do good to others and to progress in the path of dharma. If money is spent only for personal comforts, such use of money is a waste.

What you have is given by God and now is being asked by God. By giving money the person attains Jnana and increases his devotion. What do I do with money? I give back ten times more."


Allah Malik

Naresh Kundanani, Mumbai

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CHILDREN'S SECTION

Sai Baba

My first experience in Sai Ka Aangan was when I was 10 years old. I trusted Sai Baba from a very young age. I loved the Sai Ka Aangan when I saw it for the first time. I came here with my dai. Then after 2 years we shifted to another house in E block itself. Sai Baba is one of my most trusted Gods. I don’t know why but I trust Sai Baba the most.

He is just like my best friend. I talk to Sai Baba when I wake up in the morning and when I finish my day and just before I am about to go to sleep. I just say I am your child, I trust You. You are the one who is going to handle my day and make it an extraordinary day. And believe it or not Baba really listens to me. He really makes my day an extraordinary day.

And when I have some problem in my school or my house I talk to Sai Baba before talking to my parents. And the next day my problem gets solved itself. I went to Shirdi last year for the first time. And I really fell in love with the mandir as soon as I saw it. It is so beautiful. And our Sai Ka Aangan is just like the small baby of Shirdi mandir. Our Sai Ka Aangan is not less than anything.

Ayesha Jamwal, Age 13 years

 

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DEVOTEES' FORUM

Munish Batra, Virginia, USA

I believe that there is one supernatural power. He is God. He comes in different forms to different people. So different groups of people pray to him in different ways. Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita that all prayers of devotees to God in different forms reach Him. I believe this and I also believe firmly that Shri Shirdi Sai Baba is Lord Krishna.

God wants us all to live in peace and be compassionate, affectionate and understanding and helpful to our fellow human beings. He does not want us to be violent in words or action. Yet if violence and conflicts exist there must be a reason, which He only understands. And at the precise moment, like Lord Krishna used his divine chakra when necessary, His divine incarnation of Kaliyug will do the needful for humanity. Shirdi Sai Baba is ever present at our side to help and guide us at every step we take. Om Sai Ram Kripa

Pamela, Portugal, Europe

I really admire the website and the magazine on Baba. You really are spreading a lot of insight on Him to benefit all and that is indeed very commendable. Hope he always blesses you and your loved ones forever and ever.

I too am a follower of Baba and feel is my best friend and I have total faith in Him. When I go to meet him in Shirdi, all I do is look at him peacefully and get back. I don’t believe in asking Baba for anything, as he knows what we want and reads our minds and thoughts way before even we realize.

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READER'S REFLECTION

Deepa H, Seatle

For the past few months I wanted to thank you for the Ramnavami issue of Heritage of Shirdi Sai Magazine. I received it by registered mail in the last week of April but for some reason or the other, I could not write back to you. It’s a wonderful magazine. The messages of Shri C.B. Satpathy ji are like blessings for devotees like us who live so far away.

The articles written by Sai bhakts from different parts of the world simply interpret their enormous faith and devotion in Baba and those messages inspire not only my faith in Baba but they also inspire me to share the wonderful leelas of Baba that I have witnessed in my life. Thank you so much for making this magazine possible.

It could not have been possible without the hard work and determination of the Heritage of Shirdi Sai team and of course nothing is possible without Sai's kripa. Keep up with the good work. May Sai always bless you and your team for this noble and thoughtful deed.

Good wishes to you always.

Anita Krishnakumar

I would like to thank the Heritage of Shirdi Sai organisation for bringing out this wonderful newsletter. Reading it deepens our faith in Sai, the one and only who takes care of His devotees at all times. Sai has helped me many times in my need and this newsletter gives me immense joy and peace, and I feel closer to Sai. Thank you very much. I have forwarded it to some of my friends who are Sai devotees. Thanks once again.

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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.

SHIRDI SAI BABA SANSTHAN, CANADA (TORONTO)

GURU PURNIMA CELEBRATIONS

Cordially invite all to join in celebrating Guru Purnima on Sunday, July25, 2010 from 3PM. – 7:30PM at Chinmaya Mission Toronto – Shivalaya, 9796 Dufferin St., Maple, Ontario, L6A 1S2

Program highlights: Shri Guru Archana Puja - Guru Mahima Recital - Palaki procession - Annadaan - Naivedya Offerings - Preeti Bhoj. For program details and directions to the nearest Location to you for celebrations, please send us an email at saileela99@gmail.com or call 416-294-4804
For Offerings or to volunteer your service, please contact/register at www.shirdisainath.org or call - 416-294-4804

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

INVOCATION 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 Plate). Invocation 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

SHRI SHIRDI 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: saileela99@yahoo.com

SHIRDI SAI MANDIR, TORONTO, CANADA

THE SHIRDI SAI MANDIR, TORONTO, CANADA
2721 Markham Road, Unit# 8, Toronto, Ontario, M1X 1L5 (North East corner of Markham Road and Nashdene), Tel:647-444-4724, Email: info@theshirdisaimandir.ca Website:www.theshirdisaimandir.ca

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 every day.

Bhajans and Sai Naam Sankirtan are offered to Baba on Thursday and Saturday evenings.

Various resources such as Satcharitas, Photos, CDs are available.
Please visit our website for information on Mandir activities.

 

SHIRDI SAI PARIVAR VANCOUVER

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, say.sai.sai@gmail.com.

SHRI SHIRDI SAI BABA MANDIR EDMONTON

Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir Edmonton, Located at 3036 - 106 Street. Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

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, Email: shirdisaibabaedmonton@yahoo.ca or visit website: www.shirdisaibabaedmonton.com

SHRI SHIRDI 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 krishna@shirdisaila.org

 

SRI SAI BABA MANDIR OHIO USA

Location:7674 Sawmill Road, Dublin, OH-43016

Daily timings and activities:

Weekdays:
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

Weekends:

Temple is open from
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Every Thursday:
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:

Weekdays:
6:15 am – 7:40 am: Abhishekam and Kakad Arathi at 6:30 am
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

Weekends:
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

Every Thursday:
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Shirdi Sai Bhajans

For more information please call 408-705-7904 / 408-564-6704 or send email to saibandhu@yahoo.com or visit our website at http://www.shirdisaiparivaar.org/

NORTH AMERICA 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: www.templeofpeace.org or call 678-455-7200

 

SRI SHIRDI 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 activities:

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

Special:

Hanuman Chalisa 6:30 PM (Tuesday); Lalitha Sahasranamam 6:30 PM (Friday); Vishnu Sahasranamam 6:30 PM (Saturday);

SHIRDI SAI 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: 01826

Name of Trust/organization:: New England Shirdi Sai Parivar

Daily timings and activities:

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 maildrop@nessp.org or visit our website at http://nessp.org/

SHRI SHIRDI 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:hyperkinetix@gmail.com

PERSATUAN SHIRDI 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, etc. etc.

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 SINGAPORE

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 website http://www.saisansthan.com/

SHIRDI SAI BABA SANSTHAN, AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND

Bhajans Every Thursday
Venue Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall, 13 May Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland

7.00 pm - 7.50 pm Sai Bhajans,
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: 16142,
Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand. Visit our website http://www.shirdisaibaba.org.nz/


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