FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE
few examples from the lives of Saints will perhaps give a better perception.
Take for example, the relationship of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Shri Vivekananda.
Shri Vivekananda was an English educated rationalist with certain amount of skepticism
during his early period of life. Shri Ramakrishna knew about his inner potentials
and drew him near to him. Shri Ramakrishna had reportedly told Vivekananda that
once he (Vivekananda) realized who he really was, he would not remain in his physical
Ramakrishna indicated was that Shri Vivekananda was a spiritually advanced soul
who had come with a human body for a divine purpose and once the purpose was fulfilled
he will realize his original state and quit the body. During the process of his
evolution, Shri Vivekananda rendered spiritual help to many persons even when
he was not conscious of his own original divine state.
was the ‘charge man’ of Shri Paramahamsa and spread his message all
the world over through his famous speech in the World Parliament of Religions
in 1893 at Chicago. After Shri Paramahamsa left his mortal body, Shri Vivekananda
spread his message all over and set-up institutions to propagate the Vedic knowledge
all over the globe. Having fulfilled the purpose of his divine incarnation Shri
Vivekananda left his body at an early age just like the Adi Shankara or Christ.
the history of Shirdi Sai, Shri Upasani Maharaj was drawn by Shri Sai with a purpose.
Shri Upasani Maharaj never knew that he was to be the main disciple and ‘charge
man’ of Shri Sainath. But Shri Sai announced before everyone at Shirdi that
he weighed Shri Upasani Maharaj on one side and the whole world on the other-side
of the spiritual scale.
is the love of the Sadguru that he took over the entire responsibility of Upasani
Maharaj, inspite of protests from and jealousy of many other devotees who thought
that Upasani Baba did not deserve all that attention from Shri Sai Baba. Shri
Sai controlled the life of Shri Upasani Maharaj so closely that when the later
wanted to go back to his home, he was forced, under strange circumstances to return
to Shirdi within eight days as Sai Baba had predicted.
Sadguru Shri Lokanath Brarnhachari of Baridi (now in Bangladesh) had pulled his
main disciple Shri Bijay Krishna Goswami by strange methods and evolved him to
the state of a Guru in the late 19th Century. Life history of Sufi Saints is full
of such instances.
are only a few examples but the Sadgurus always play the same or similar role
with other disciples at various stages of development. These disciples when evolved
also play the same or similar roles with their disciples. Thus the Guru lineage
goes on and on.
inner motivation, methods of action of the disciple of the Sadguru cannot be completely
understood by any body else than the Sadguru who has taken over the entire responsibility
of such devotee. All other persons including his family members and closest relatives
cannot understand the value of this disciple.
world may or may not be able to recognize his inner virtues and may even discard
him, but the Sadguru who is the ‘Antar-Sakshi’ (the witness of his
inner self), always loves him and stands by him. Gradually this disciple comes
to realize the limitations of human love and the illusions of the worldly games
and totally surrenders to his Guru - the spring of eternal love. He has no choice;
once he is chosen by the Sadguru.".......
Q & A
people give us trouble. Should we not punish them?
Who are we to award the consequence to anybody for his doings? In the ultimate
analysis this lies with God only. Everybody will bear the consequence of his or
her actions. Many a times a human being misconceives himself of being the giver
of justice to others in terms of punishments and rewards. Justice is delivered
by God only. Because of our limited intellect we think that we are being subjected
to injustice by somebody.
However, in the ultimate reality, we don’t understand that we had also committed
similar injustice towards somebody in the past. Many times we become proud of
our strength and capability and try to turn the situations in our favour with
selfish interest. If one wields power then that should be used to conquer one’s
own self. If one wants to emerge victorious then one should conquer those causes
due to which enmity and aggression arises in heart.
matter how much of hardship comes in life, one should bear the brunt of the circumstances
or results of his actions with forbearance. It needs great amount of inner strength
to be generous towards those whom we consider to be our enemies. Today, if we
save ourselves from some aggression, tomorrow there will be a new set of aggressions.
Thus, we will be left entangled in a cycle of cause and effect. If we punish someone
today, he will punish us in next life. If we excuse, this chain of reactions also
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FROM "LIFE OF SAI BABA" BY NARASIMHA SWAMI
Baba wanted to make him feel (firstly) divinity more and more in Baba and (secondly)
the fact that Baba’s divinity is not confined to the Baba body but extends
to all creatures as Baba is their Antaryami or soul or self. These two are closely
connected. Baba said, ‘I am not at Shirdi alone. I am in all creatures,
in the ant, etc’. Intellectually this was understood, but at heart, Nana
did not realise it. Baba wanted him to realise it more vividly, as that was very
important for higher spiritual progress.
So on one occasion, when Nana came up, Baba told him to prepare 8 pooran polis
(cakes) for naivedya and then take his food. When Nana placed before Baba eight
pooran polis, Baba did not touch them, but flies sat on them. Then Baba asked
Nana to take away the prasad (i.e. remnant of food which Guru had first tasted).
Nana insisted that Baba should eat some.
said that he had eaten. ‘When?’ asked Nana. Nana said, ‘All
the eight polis are there’. Baba said he had eaten it at some time. Then
Nana got vexed and went away to the chavadi. When Baba sent for him, the same
conversation was repeated. Finally Baba told Nana, ‘I say you have been
living with me for 18 years now. Is this all your appraisal of me? Does Baba mean
to you only the 3 1/2 cubits height of this body? Am I not in the fly and the
ant that settled upon the polis?’
Nana said that he knew that, but could not realise it. If Baba could make him
realise it, Nana said, he would take and eat the polis as prasad. Then Baba lifted
his hand and made a gesture. He thereby revealed a secret which Nana was hiding
very deep in his heart; and Nana discovered that Baba knew the secret. How? The
only explanation was that Baba was the antaryami or the inmost soul in his heart.
If Baba was his
antaryami, he must be the antaryami of the fly and the ant also. So he agreed
to take the pooran poli as prasad, and was satisfied. Then Baba told him, ‘As
you see the gesture I make, you must remember that I am in all creatures’.
Thus Baba gave him a very valuable lesson and took him up one very important rung
of the ladder, that is, realising God in one form after another and not confining
Him to the object worshipped at home or in a temple.
Baba had to teach several other valuable lessons, most of which are embodied in
the Gita. When Nana was cross-examined about the Gita sloka, he finally prayed
that Baba should teach him the gist of the Gita. Baba told him to come up everyday,
after going through part of the Gita, and to sit at his feet. Then when Nana did
so, all that he had read in the Gita flashed as realisation in his heart. This
is what is mentioned by the Svetasvataropanishad, last stanza, namely,
yasya deve para bhaktih, yata deve tatha gurow
tasyaite kathita hyarthaah
This means, ‘To him who has intense faith in God and equally intense faith
in his Guru, (to that Great Soul), these truths of the Upanishads (about realisation
of Brahman) will shine forth’. Nana had full faith in Baba, and, as he sat
before Baba, the full gist of the Gita, chapter by chapter, flashed before his
heart and helped him to realisation.”……
Money, My Wealth BUT Where am I?
Most of us are familiar with Kabirdas’s famous book ‘Bijak’
(The Seedling) which has carried many messages for us to live peacefully without
worries. One oft quoted message to mock the lazy is ‘Ajgar kare na chakri,
panchi kare na kaam, Das Maluka kahe gaye, Sabke data Rama’. Yet the words
are so true to explain those strange ways in which the unseen divine forces provide
for us irrespective of our work or wealth.
Our universe contained beautiful things such as the youthful rivers, sensuous
forests, melodic birds, indefatigable ants, colorful bees and gliding butterflies,
playful animals and innocent but clueless human beings. Slowly but speedily the
world became place where people were grabbing for money which distanced them from
this pristine purity of existence.
seems to be running after money, accumulating as much as one can, arranging for
its protection and multiplication, also policing against its loss. So pervasive
was the impact of wealth upon the human psyche that families as much as the nations
came to be divided based on the amount of wealth they were able to generate, invest
in fact is the source of this wealth? Most people find it easy to answer this
by saying that it comes from my job, my shop, my business, my prudence and my
investments but few know that there is only one distribution centre for all of
us irrespective of our race, religion, caste, gender, creed and beliefs.
famous urdu poet Allama Iqbal reminded that Allah is showering rizk even to the
tiny insect hiding beneath stones but human beings out of ignorance keep attributing
all wealth and achievement to themselves. Well, even I do not know if this is
true and thus do not possess any right to be sermonizing without proof but many
experiences shared by others confirm that it is absolutely true.
Wealth is earned and accumulated to serve a particular ambition in life like marriage
of a daughter, building a house, starting a business, career of children etc.
What if a prince charming arrives at your door on a white horse to ask for your
daughter’s hand without money or demands!
if your children get fellowships as they land in a university and need your wealth
no more, what if a failing distraught and debt ridden hospital owner sells his
whole hospital with expensive machines to one of his doctor employees for ten
dollars to declare himself bankrupt, what if the recovery agent from a credit
card company knocks at your door to say that the company condones the balance
payment, what if your irresponsible child gets a shock to see a very high percentage
of marks on the mark sheet and what if you want a feast and a friend drops in
to take you out! These are real life instances shared by a number of people where
wishes are fulfilled without the use of accumulated wealth.
However, everyone is not lucky enough to get this respite from the maddening rush
for wealth gratification. Since life’s processes are not too difficult to
understand and learn from hence it can be seen that life is like a mirror; one
gets only what one is able to give. Kabir in ‘Bijak’ repeatedly takes
us back to this thought in his many couplets, ‘You have the mirror in your
heart but the face you cannot find, You can see the visage there if you dispel
the doubts of mind.’
At another place he says, ‘If you want to see the face you must keep the
mirror clean…’ Hence, in this simple life which we complicate by not
being able to see loud and clear messages from the Lord that our universe is but
one ecosystem and a cycle of deeds. Suffering is optional but one makes it mandatory
out of ignorance. People prefer to live their lives without any smile on their
faces or happiness in their hearts as they are constantly in competition for wealth
and power. Would Almighty like to see a face without the ornament of smile?
There is a divine accounting system which is flawless in keeping track of every
individual’s revenue collections and expenditures. The Chief Accountant
has a value attached to every philanthropic activity borne out of compassion to
the voiceless creatures of God. The sacrifice in terms of time, money, bodily
pleasures and self-gratifying activities keeps adding to one’s revenue even
though the wealth in the banks may be reducing.
is why Sai Baba has, in various ways, suggested that one should feed the stray
animals, plant trees for the nesting of birds and squirrels, prevent violence
and killing of the helpless, voiceless and muted creatures both humans and animals.
He has even said that most of them around you or those coming to you are related
to you from your past lives so be kind to them.
Most parents who after being converted into money machines themselves, then try
to impress their ideology on the clean minds of their children also. Their catch
phrases are, ‘save and learn to save’, ‘what worth are you without
wealth and career’? These parents have a very limited understanding of excellence
and are never able to link it to what is actually the sustainable wealth generation.
Many acts which
bring excellence are abhorred such as, the child has the natural instinct to help
the injured dog on the road, the parent pulls him inside the car to say, ‘what
a waste of time stupid’. The child understands the language of the starving
stray dog standing at the door but is directed by the elder, ‘stay away,
he is dangerous, carrier of rabies’; a cow meekly pleads to be fed with
her shivering calf but the ignorant passerby hits her with a stone. While there
is so much wealth in the world, there is so much less left for the human beings
is another angle to wealth accumulation through wrong means and without deeds
of compassion towards fellow creatures. A plumber deceitfully charged rupees four
thousand more than the legitimate cost but soon after fell sick and spent the
whole amount at the doctor’s clinic. A man brutally kicked the stray dog
but the same week his toe nail was scraped off and he was put to the same amount
servant working in the house of a very old and disabled woman staying alone, stole
her gold ornaments for her marriage and ran away. One year later the news came
back that she was sold by her husband to a brothel in Midnapore in West Bengal
but the ornaments were recovered when the husband was caught in suspicion for
smuggling cows across the Barashaat border in West Bengal. All these are true
stories shared by victims themselves. It is good to understand that the accumulation
through wrong means is a temporary illusion of gain but only what is justiciably
earned has the potential to stay and multiply.
Thus, wealth has to be generated and multiplied by supporting the needy and not
by cost-benefit calculations of transactions in money and property. The Principal
giver being ‘Sai’ and His support transcending the accumulated wealth
in the banks will hold our hands whenever one needs wealth for a purpose.
All of what one aspired to achieve through wealth accumulated over the years of
worries, strategic planning and manipulation is finally concluded without money
simply because of one’s philanthropic records with Sai Ram. Out of ignorance
we continue to be corrupt in the generation and management of our wealth in terms
of property and bank balance and hence stand isolated as a pauper on the day of
deliverance despite some of us being called the richest man from the Forbes list
Amita Singh, Delhi
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Baba came in my dream and told me to spread his miracles, so I have listed a few
miracles that I have personally experienced.
1) I was recently on holiday in Spain for about two weeks. I was feeling really
miserable. I had a strong desire to pray to Baba in a mandir, but being in a foreign
country in new surroundings I felt really distant from Baba. The next day, I was
out shopping and went into shop and started talking to the owner of the shop.
I suddenly noticed that he was wearing a Shirdi Baba ring and so started to talk
to him about Baba.
told me about Sai Baba mandir close by and I felt really excited. I made a trip
to that place the next day and could not find it, so decided to go into the hotel
to ask for directions. I expected to find a reception desk with people, whom I
could ask about the mandir, but instead to my surprise, I was in a beautiful hall
with a huge murti of Shirdi Baba, it was so peaceful and so beautiful.
was no one else there, and I felt that I had a one to one darshaan with Shirdi
Baba in a wonderful mandir, and that Baba, being omnipresent had fulfilled my
desire of wanting to come and pray to Him in such a wonderful way.
I had been given a copy of Sai Satcharita and was told that if you read it in
week with a desire in mind, it gets fulfilled. The first time I read Sai Satcharita
in a saptah, i.e. one week, I had something in my mind that I wanted and I hoped
that Baba would somehow bless me. I started it on Friday and completed it on Thursday.
That night the most beautiful thing happened, Baba actually came in my dream and
blessed me. It was amazing.
I had an exam for which I had done no preparation and I knew that it would not
go well and was my worst subject. I tried to prepare for it the night before but
ended up falling asleep. That night I got a dream where Maata Bhagwaan came and
told me to read a certain page of my book. I woke up the next morning really pleased
with my vision and quickly crammed that page. To my surprise, in the exam, the
question was from that exact same page. It was a miracle!
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my Deva bless me with Thy grace
Through the trials and ordeals I face
May I be merged with patience and faith
And may more love for you in me grow
devil is playing with my mind
Help me Father, to be rid of this maya
Purify my sight , help me to get an insight
And help me adapt to the way
you want me to be
me to not walk astray
Stabilize my emotions and help me be Kind to everyone
For the joy that I receive from you
Gives me willingness to fight the
rival in me
assurances and your Nirakara roopa
Stand by my side
And I find you reciprocating
my prayers Through your loving face,
As Thy strong hand lifts me from despair
Nevertheless I hope to get there
need you Baba, all the time
You have never ever let me fear
of my bitter moments and challenging times
You were always there
me from my sins
Unfortunately Baba I misunderstood you
More of Thy will,
I long to seek
Less of self, help me be cherubic and meek
that I am I always mourned
For the materialistic riches and searched for impermanent
And yet I did not realize that I would find you
Day in and
in the life that I lead.
Baba, help me trod on for the road
Each step taken will leave a mark
I see you in the help you
Of late learnt that you are in every obstacle
I know not
what the future may hold
Days could be warm, or dreary and cold
Lord, may I always remember thy blessings
For they are the one constant that
always come my way
Minu Suravajhala, Delhi
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TOPIC OF DISCUSSION
OF GOD OR MAN - WHICH SHOULD BE GIVEN PRIORITY
God created Man in his own image. If we take Man and God separately it would mean
denying oneness of the universe. Ik Onkar, Sabka Malik Ek, All is One, God, Father
& Son are one would lose its meaning. There is no separation or boundary between
a Man and God. In our ignorance, we feel we are separate and God is sitting somewhere
far away beyond the clouds and sky, somewhere deep in Universe which is not true.
scriptures have been telling us that the only way to reach God is by going inwards.
God cannot be found outside. He can be felt inside us. This is the reason why
human birth is considered so sacred. Because it is Man who can actually learn,
feel and ultimately experience God – nowhere outside but inside his body
temple – in the state of complete thoughtlessness.
have proved that the tiniest part of this creation is vibration, which they have
not been able to break down further. This vibration forms electron, proton and
neutron, which in turn form atom, which form molecules… and so on. This
vibration is nothing but energy - an intelligent form of energy, which has a life
and existence of its own.
call it as pure consciousness because it is not visible but this ‘space’
is there which is always vibrating at a very high speed and produces celestial
sound. When this consciousness condenses it becomes matter and thus become visible.
Denser the condensation, solid is the matter. Man is one such visible form of
matter, who has got five senses to see, smell, taste, touch and hear everything
related to matter around him. He forgets to go inwards where God would be revealed
Brahman is that pure consciousness which cannot be seen but has to be felt and
experienced. It is that Divine Universal Life Force Energy which runs the show
of the world. It is like that tiny dry seed which contains a huge big tree hidden
in it. The seed turns into tree only when certain conditions are satisfied –
it gets support of five elements – water, air, earth, ether and fire (sun).
We cannot say that tree is separate from the seed. They are one and the same.
Behind every act, there is an intention. When we worship we have to
be sure why we are worshipping. Is it mere ritual that we are doing? Is it being
done with the desire to please and get some reward in return? Highest form of
worship is that which is done to find an answer to our own identity? Who am I?
When a man starts questioning himself about his own origin, God starts to reveal
himself to man. God symbolizes knowledge.
a man gets into self inquiry mode, he first understands that he is not body but
soul. Soul is nothing but energy which runs this human body, which makes this
body think, analyse, act and thus leave deep impressions in his astral Body for
further action. When a soul leaves body, the physical body becomes useless and
is therefore discarded even by the relatives of that man. The impressions that
humans accumulated in the lifetime get carried forward to next lifetime to learn
new lessons. Lessons once learnt need not be learnt again.
worship God to know Him. To know Him means to remove layers of ignorance of our
intellect. As layers are removed, knowledge shines bright, God starts becoming
visible, the mysteries are solved. Suddenly everything becomes crystal clear that
there is no difference between Man and God. At the deepest level all is vibration.
Hinduism philosophy is all about experiencing this ultimate truth. An ordinary
human knows all this in theory. We are supposed to think about it, meditate, contemplate
upon and assimilate this theory continuously.
there is duality because of ignorance, one sees all things as distinct from the
Self. Sankara the great monist has written that when everything is known as the
Self not even an atom is seen as other than the Self. As soon as knowledge of
the Reality has sprung up, there can be no fruits of past actions to be experienced,
owing to the unreality of the body, just as there can be no dream after waking
i.e, Ekam Sat (only one exists). Maya is nothing but dualistic cosmic delusion,
which makes us think that Man is separate and God is separate.
guides us gently, uplifts us internally, removes the layers of Maya from our vision
and brings us face to face with both – form and formless - aspect of God.
Each soul has to experience this truth and realize God in Self. So either way
we go, whomsoever we worship first – God or Man, if our intentions are to
satisfy the thirst of our soul to know its actual source, we will reach the same
destination. Man is creation of God. When we worship man we worship God because
in this way we are acknowledging our love and respect for the creator with an
attitude of gratitude.
Sai Baba is one such Sadguru who took human birth
to reveal these mysteries of Universe/ Brahman/ God to those earnest devotees
who really wanted to know thy Self. The man is visible aspect of God who is invisible
to human eye. Sai Baba has advised us to try both the ways (worship of Form or
Formless) whichever is suitable to us as under:
get the knowledge (realization) of the self, dhyan (meditation) is necessary.
If you practice it continuously, the vrittis (subtle thoughts) will be pacified.
Being quite desireless, you should meditate on God, who is in all the creatures
and when the mind is concentrated, the goal will be achieved. Meditate always
on My formless Nature, which is knowledge incarnate, consciousness and bliss.
If you cannot do this, meditate on My Form from top to toe, as you see there night
and day. As you go on doing this, your vrittis will be single pointed, and the
distinction between the Dhyatat (meditator), Dhyana (act of meditation), Dhyeya
(thing meditated upon) will be lost, and the meditator will be one with the consciousness
and be merged in the Brahma (Universe/God)…..This way always remember and
meditate on the Lord, Who will manifest Himself to you”.
Baba has also told his devotees to “Demolish the wall of difference that
separate you from Me, and then the road for our meeting will be clear and open.
The sense of differentiation as I and thou, is the barrier that keeps away the
disciple from his Master and unless that is destroyed the state of union or atonement
is not possible i.e, God is the sole Proprietor”. Here ‘Me’
does not mean physical body of Sai Baba but the pure consciousness –the
formless Self in the body.
disregard of His creation would be disregard of God. So when all is One, we can
start our worship from any direction, either Man (form) or God (formless), we
will ultimately reach the same destination of Self realization, that is, –
Sabka Malik Ek - All is One – the state where a Man sees all beings in the
Self and sees the self as existing in all being, for whom all beings and everything
that exists have become the Self.
Ritik, New Delhi
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AND PLEASURE ARE LIKE TWINS, ALWAYS ENTWINED
and Related Values
God lives in all beings. He who sees Me in all beings and creatures is my beloved.
2. Ram and Rahim were one and the same. There was not the slightest difference
between them. Then why should their devotees fall out and quarrel among themselves.
Join hands and bring both the communities together.- National Unity.
3. Yoga, Sacrifice, penance and knowledge are the means to attain God. If you
do not succeed in this by any means, in vain is your birth.- Devotion
4. If anyone does any evil unto you, do not retaliate. If you can do anything
do some good unto others.- Forgiveness.
5. Baba advised that before the senses, mind and intellect enjoy their objects
first He should be remembered and if this be done, it is in a way by making an
offering to Him. If this practice be followed the Lord will help us in eradicating
thoughts like anger, desire, lust and greed and we would not want to offer such
thoughts to our Guru. - Purity Of Mind.
Baba said he who wants to get rid of the cycle of births and deaths should lead
a righteous life with his mind calm and composed. – Righteousness
7. Baba advised that nobody should take the labour of others in vain. The worker
should be paid his dues promptly and liberally.- Good Remuneration
8. Baba distributed udi (ashes) to teach us that all the visible phenomena in
the universe are as transient as the ash. Our bodies composed of matter of the
five elements, will be reduced to ashes.- Discrimination Between Real And Unreal
9. Baba asked for dakshina from His devotees to teach them that non-attachment
towards wealth will help them to have rapid progress in spirituality.-Detachment.
Of Sai Path
Shradha - Faith with love and reverence.
teaching, both direct and indirect explicate the significance of ‘SHRADHA’.
Baba reiterates the spiritual guidance of Shri Krishna to Arjuna-“Who-so-ever
offer to me with love or devotion, a leaf, a flower, a fruit or water, that offering
of pure love is readily accepted by me”.
Saburi- Patience and Perseverance.
a hunter waits patiently and motionlessly for his target a devotee too has to
wait patiently for attaining his goal. There are many trying situations in life.
A test may come in the form of frustration, distress, agony, illness, mishaps,
prolonged wait or a loss. In such moments we should seek support from our Guru
and hold onto him.
R. , Age 8 years
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Synthesis of thought and reason, how much can one think and how much can one reason,
for both have limits, when limits are crossed both leave us we reach void, into
the abyss of nothingness, we leave the journey of shackles of self, to explore
selflessness, that gives the meaning, desires has a limit desireless ness has
the enlightenness for all thoughts are left behind and march on thoughtlessly,
and that thought free state is the birth of divinity.
Once you conquer your fears, you conquer your life. Fear is nothing more than
a monster you have created, a negative stream of consciousness; once you master
your body, mind and character happiness and abundance will flow into your life
almost magically work on yourself. I thought of Sai and message of shirdi appears
on screen why fear when I am here? Embrace the present, practise gratitude, grow
your destiny I have met you so shall meet you again.
each passing day let my heart be filled with your love, let my life be filled
with your grace. Remove the greed, anger, hurt and disappointment that have weakened
my heart. Cover the weak heart with armor of your love, let compassion, empathy,
and love for you and for yours flow through my arteries. Let me always yearn to
please you, and walk the path dearer to you.
me to be strong and unmoved by the passing events of this world, let me ignore
the temptations thrust in my path. When I am tired and have run out of energy
both mentally and physically hold me close to your heart. When I am insulted give
me strength to march ahead knowing that you love me and help me remember that
words do not hurt when my ears are tuned towards your songs.
God when you give me strength to overcome all the situations in the world make
sure that my heart has room to feel pain of others and extend a hand to share
their grief and walk along with them in their worries. Help me knock my pride,
and let these eyes always seek you in every person I come across in my life.
If it were not for the hope of beholding you in front of my eyes, I would rather
be blind, and ears be deaf and my heart be hardened to feelings of love. It is
you I seek in every passing moment and it is you I cherish when I hold hands of
others in the hope of pleasing you to gain your grace. With every passing hurdle
in my life, let my love towards grow many folds for I know it is you who is drawing
me nearer to you and moving me away from the passions of this world.
Listen to this prayer of mine on this day O Lord.
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Congratulations for completing eight years of Heritage of Shirdi Sai magazine
publication. It’s a wonderful magazine, very good articles, well designed,
and most of all conveys the teachings of Sai Baba and His wondrous miracles, and
personal experiences of various devotees through His leelas. A great job, well
done. Keep it up.
OF SHIRDI SAI ACTIVITIES
Sai Baba Temple, Wembley, England
Union Hall, Union Road, WEMBLEY, MIDDLESEX, HA0 4AU
Name of Trust/organization:: SHITAL
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
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.
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
. You will also find a lot of important information at this site in the coming
SHIRDI SAI BABA
SANSTHAN, CANADA (TORONTO)
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
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
SHIRDI SAI BABA RESOURCE CENTRE IN TORONTO
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, TORONTO, CANADA
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:
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
SAI PARIVAR VANCOUVER
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.
SHRI SHIRDI SAI
BABA MANDIR EDMONTON
Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir Edmonton, Located at 3036 - 106 Street. Edmonton, Alberta,
Operating Hours: 6:00 pm
to 7:00 pm. (Monday to Saturday except Thursdays)
Thursday and Sundays: 6:00pm
For Program details visit the website or call: Tel: 1-780-757-3333,
or visit website: www.shirdisaibabaedmonton.com
SHRI SHIRDI SAI
SANSTHAN LOS ANGELES
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
SAI BABA MANDIR OHIO USA
Sawmill 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
AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Sai Bhajans followed
by Mangal Arati and Shej Arati at 9:30 PM.
more information please call at 614-799-8411 or visit http://www.saibaba.cc/.
SHIRDI SAI CENTER,
BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA
897-B E. Kifer Rd, Sunnyvale, CA - 94086
timings and activities:
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
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
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/
NORTH AMERICA SHIRDI
SAI TEMPLE OF ATLANTA
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
SHIRDI SAI BABA TEMPLE, MICHIGAN, USA
Sri Shirdi SaiBaba Temple in greater Detroit 28875 W SEVEN MILE RD, LIVONIA, MI
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);
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
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
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/
SHRI SHIRDI SAI SAMAJ MALAYSIA
Tingkat 1, Jln. Sentul Selatan, Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
is a new Shirdi Baba center in malaysia. We conduct weekly prayers/arathi at the
Friday - 7pm - 10.30pm
Sunday - Noon - 2.30pm
official centre website is http://saisamaj.blogspot.com/
For more information, please email mailto:email@example.com
SHIRDI SAI BABA SELANGOR, MALAYSIA
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.
SAI TEMPLE SINGAPORE
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
Venue Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall, 13 May Road, Mt Roskill,
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
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,
Auckland, New Zealand. Visit our website http://www.shirdisaibaba.org.nz/
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