FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE
I realize that everybody’s life comes to a full cycle between birth and
death. Life is a dynamic process consisting of multiple activities, physical,
mental and spiritual. The spirit of life, which for our understanding at this
stage may be defined as the Soul (Atma), is said to be the root cause of human
birth. This soul force in each living being brings along with it impressions of
this soul force creates a living entity like a human being, it becomes a ‘Jiva’.
This jiva or human being is endowed with certain mental and physical instruments
in the form of mental and physical ‘indriyas’ in order to carry-on
its worldly activities (both physical and mental) in accordance with his desires,
either created in this life or brought forward from the past lives. Using the
various faculties of mind and body, he calculates and strives to achieve his desired
objects. While doing so, at times, he succeeds and at time he fails to achieve.
When he achieves,
whatever he desires, he feels happy and when he fails to achieve his objectives,
he feels unhappy. His life goes through a series of achievements and non-achievements
till his death. Besides the inherent capabilities of the mind and the body, it
is the circumstance in which he tries to achieve his goals which contributes immensely
in bringing success or failure.
beings do try to use the circumstantial advantages to their benefit and control
the un-favourable circumstances to the extent it is possible for them to do so.
However, no person, the mightiest and the lowliest alike, has ever been able to
control the circumstances to the fullest extent in accordance with his desires.
History indicates that some mighty rulers had miserable death.
The greatest limitation of the living beings is that they cannot control their
circumstances beyond a certain point. When circumstances become favourable, sometimes,
one achieves more than what he anticipates and when circumstances become unfavourable,
he achieves less than his expectations.
saint or a wise man accepts such limitations, and therefore, lives happily, whereas
others who fail to accept such a reality, suffer agony. Take for example a child
who has genetic disorders as a result of which his physical organs are defective
or his mental faculties are limited. In such a situation, who is to be blamed,
if we try to blame someone else, including the parents, nature or God for this
miserable state of things?
for example, when many people perish due to landslide in a hill, then who is to
be blamed? Can one get a solution by blaming the hills or the forces of nature?
Even if one makes such factors responsible for his misery, does it bring a solution
to his satisfaction? Blame the deities one worships or the non-manifested sovereign
energy force called God? Many people do so but I do not know if this brings about
a solution to their problems.
The Hindu vedic seers have explained such happenings through the theory of Karma.
The theory of Karma, elucidated exhaustively in the Gita Mahapurana, simply states
that “as you sow, so you reap”. This reaping of the seed of Karma
can be of this life or the earlier lives. According to the Karma Theory, visible
reactions are not always commensurate with visible actions.
blue-print of the invisible action-reaction syndrome is carried forward by the
human beings (Jivas) from their past lives. This seems to be a good spiritual
solution, but, except for the highly evolved souls, an ordinary man is not capable
of mentally accepting such a concept in its totality and holding on to a stoic
attitude to life. In such an eventually who is to be blamed?
human beings have a tendency to blame others, which includes other human beings,
society, circumstances and even God for all their miseries simply because they
cannot accept the realities of life. They forget that God or nature has created
human beings of widely different varieties and has given a right to each one to
complete his lifecycle as ordained by destiny.
of them often hold-on to their so-called moral standards and blame others for
not coming up to their level. This is another type of self-created problem by
the so-called good people. “If I am so good, they say, “Why should
I suffer?” or that “Why should the bad people enjoy life?”
Therefore, it would be wise to avoid such an attitude of blaming others as no
human being is even near perfection (spiritually speaking) on this earth. One
needs to learn to accept certain realities, how-so-ever painful and make the best
use of whatever is good and favourable to achieve reasonable standards of happiness
and success in his life cycle.
May Shri Sai bless us all. ".......
Q & A
is the subtle role played by the Gurus in the spiritual evolution of the disciple?
The subtle power of Guru works in so many ways that it is difficult to understand
it. In short this has different levels and stages for His work process. First
of all the Guru attracts the disciple towards Him. This power of attraction touches
him in the form of a thought wave and he becomes overjoyed with it. This is called
a result of this, purity starts settling in his heart. Because of this settlement
of purity in his heart he gradually starts coming near to the Guru. This is called
‘Saamipya’. Then as the internal power of Guru slowly enters the form
of the disciple he starts resembling the Guru in his form, gestures, and appearance
etc. This is called ‘Saarupya’ (a form like that of Guru).
the stage of ‘Saushtriya’ comes which means the subtle power of Guru
starts working through the medium of the disciple. In the end when the disciple
is totally absorbed in the Guru, then he doesn’t have his free existence
and the Guru and disciple become one. This is called ‘Saayujya’.
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FROM "LIFE OF SAI BABA" BY NARASIMHA SWAMI
some turned up wanting Brahma Jnana from Baba to be handed over to them like a
packet of sweets across the counter. One such person was a rich man who went to
Baba, and expressly put the question to Baba, ‘What is God like?’
Baba did not address the visitor, but asked some devotee near him to go to Bagchand
Marwadi and tell him that Baba wanted Rs.100, and then bring the money.
man returned in a minute and said, ‘The Marwadi (Money lender) says that
he has no money, and sends his namaskar’. Baba again sent this man to another
money lender to ask him for the loan of Rs. 100. This time also the devotee returned
saying that the money lender said that he had no money. Baba next said, ‘Fetch
Nana Saheb Chandorkar’. Nana came.
Then Baba told Nana that he wanted Rs.100. Nana at once wrote a chit to the same
Bagchand Marwadi for a loan of Rs.I00, and in a minute the money came from that
Marwadi, and Nana placed that sum in Baba’s hands. Baba then said, ‘It
is all like this in this world.’ The impatient visitor could make out nothing
at all and could not understand why, when he asked about God, Baba did not answer
the question but went on sending people for loans, and asked Das Ganu why Baba
did so. Das Ganu said that Baba had answered his question.
visitor wanted to know how. Das Ganu said, ‘When others asked for money,
it was not forthcoming, but when Nana Saheb asked for it, the money was at once
forthcoming. So, the man who merely asks, “What is God like” does
not get to know it. But the man who is qualified to know that and only the man
who deserves to know that, gets that knowledge. Baba’s answer therefore
is “Deserve before you desire Brahman”.
On another occasion, a very rich man came to Baba with a large amount of money
in his pocket, and with great anxiety to avoid extra expenditure, as far as possible,
he had engaged a cab for the journey from Kopergaon to Shirdi and back, promising
to return in half an hour.
So, the man came in a hurry to Baba and said, ‘Baba, show me God, Brahman.
It is for this I have come all this long way. People say that Shirdi Baba reveals
Brahman very quickly.’ Baba said, ‘Do not fear. Immediately and clearly
I will show you. This is not a matter that could be put off. It is hard to get
questioners seeking illumination like you. (Here Baba’s irony was hardly
understood by the man).
people seek wealth, cure of disease or trouble, honour, position, or perpetual
pleasure and other earthly objects. None wants God. Oh, I long to see those who
long to see God. Now, Brahman is the root cause of the Universe that which accounts
for Solar and Planetary motions, variations of seasons and division of all functions.
One must know, i.e., realise Brahman before death. Else there will be an ever
recurring cycle of births and deaths. ReaIisation gives 'Kevala Advaita Sukham
'. A Guru gives it and only a Guru can'.
Baba then turned to some others and sent a boy out with these words: “Go,
tell Nandalal Marwadi, Baba urgently wants a hand loan of Rs.5/- and bring the
money”. The boy went and found the marwadi absent. Baba sent more messages
to absent men. The rich man was getting impatient at Baba’s failure to give
him atmajnan or sight of God, more especially because delay would mean extra payment
to the tonga walla whom he had engaged for the return journey also.
saw, of course, that Baba wanted Rs.5 and he could stop the repeated requests
of Baba for Rs.5 by paying it out of the Rs.250/¬- he had in his pocket. But
he was oppressed with the fear that if he advanced the loan, it might prove irrecoverable.
He asked Baba, ‘Will you help me to grasp Brahman?’
replied, ‘You see what I have been doing all this while is to enable you
to see God even as you are now seated. Have you understood nothing? I want five.
One must surrender the five to get at Brahman. One must surrender the five senses
(Indriyas), the five pranas and manas, Buddhi, Ahankar (Mind, Intellect and Ego)
(all of which involve Vairagya i.e., detachment). The road to Brahma Jnana is
hard to tread. All cannot tread it. When it dawns, there will be light. One who
feels unattached to things terrestrial and celestial is alone competent to have
The man found that Baba had read his strong attachment to the Rs.5/- which he
considered more important than getting Brahmajnana Upadesa.
Baba taught the absolute importance of complete surrender of Tan Man Dan, that
is, body, mind and possessions, as an essential preliminary to fitness to understand
and be absorbed in God. This surrender is set out in Srimad Bhagavata and other
Search of Sai
Why lost thou go to the forest in search of Him. He dwelt in everything, yet He
is ever distinct. He abided in thee as well as in the fragrance that is in a flower,
or reflection in a mirror. So, doesn’t God dwell inside everything. Seek
Him therefore in thy heart
Guru Tej Bahadur
This is true because God is all pervading and omnipresent. He is the one who is
Himself a creator and is Himself the created. God can be obtained through ‘Bhakti’
which involves constant absorption in His name, in the lord of love. Mere mechanical
repetition of ‘Nam’ or ‘Simran’ may not bring good results.
may be vocal or silent, but it must involve one’s mind internally like background
music in a theatre, so that there is a sense of oneness with God. Without pleasing
God all actions are worthless, while pleasing God means crossing an ocean. But
one has to live as a householder and live pure amidst the impurities of the world.
One has to kill one’s sexual attraction, anger, greed, attachment and arrogance
for achieving undesirable wishes to introduce purity into one’s life.
The purpose of life is to liberate man from his threefold suffering, comprising
physical disease, mental disharmony, and spiritual ignorance and ultimately achieve
spiritual evolution keeping in mind that God is one; out of ‘Him’
everything emanates. God is formless but we are seeking God in different forms
because we feel that everything we see around us is an impression of God.
dwells in every human body, in everyone’s heart but still we feel His presence
more in temples and various pilgrimages and other places of religious importance.
We feel the piousness and sanctity of vibration more at these places as compared
to the informal atmosphere of homes where diversions and distractions are at every
step due to various activities, domestic responsibilities and obligations.
atmosphere of the temple is more pious where one can concentrate better before
one’s deity as most people come with ‘Bhakti Bhav’. We have
Rama, Krishna, Shiva, Durga, Hanuman and Sai as idols for worship. These are not
mere idols but ‘Ideals’ as every idol represents an ideal.
Why should we criticize idol worship without understanding its significance? What
are we doing, when we salute the National Flag? Though we see only a piece of
cloth, we are really saluting or revering the ideal which the flag represents,
our national aspirations, values and culture. The use of symbols for worship is
meant to make us single minded and gain the very same qualities of the idol we
worship the symbol ‘Cross’ which represents Jesus. For Hindus, the
symbol ‘Om’ represents Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. Muslims worship
‘Majars’ and ‘Tombs’ of their great souls and illuminate
the tombs with lights or diyas (oil lamps). Is it not idol worship?
Each one of us believes in idol worship, only the form gets changed and the fact
is that we move from form to formless gradually. These are the stages which one
has to cross while moving on the path of spiritualism. Every one gets different
experiences at different places in different temples, knowing fully well that
‘God is one’ and ‘Omnipresent’ still we cannot come out
of that thinking and thus develop faith for particular place and temple.
The devotees of ‘Shirdi Sai Baba’ also get unique kinds of experiences
in Chattarpur ‘Sai’ temple on Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road (New Delhi). This
temple is altogether a different world where you feel the presence of living ‘Sai
Baba’. The very entry into the temple brings immense pleasure and ecstasy
to the heart. You forget all ill feelings and bury evil thoughts.
power of right direction comes instantly as the divine light enters straight into
one’s heart and mind and like ‘Hanuman’ one gets the feeling
of ‘Sai Murti’ being installed in one’s heart in the same way
that ‘Ram Sita’ are etched in Hanuman’s bosom. You experience
the fragrance of God’s presence.
feel as if someone is watching your pace while you are ascending towards Sai.
Your thoughts and actions are being noticed by some divine power and thus the
darkness of ignorance and the negative feelings or thoughts of resentment, hatred,
jealousy and revenge vanish and the supreme light of ‘knowledge’ and
‘bhakti’ brings about a sweet relationship with God. Blessed are those
who listen, obey, follow and implement Baba’s teachings through ‘Sai
I really wonder how can anyone live without thinking of God? God has innumerable
names yet He is ‘One’. He is an incarnation of Love, Compassion, Mercy
and Peace. Why should we wait for sorrows to grip us and then go to God? Why can't
we devote ourselves to long, deep meditation and discipline our mind to develop
the strength to discriminate between good and bad?
must carry God’s blessings and His energy as long as we can by observing
silence and surely we’ll experience some signs of God’s sweet response.
This is the way one grows in divine consciousness. Give ‘Him’ your
heart sincerely; trust ‘Him’ wholeheartedly and unconditionally. Give
everything to God, even the responsibilities for your actions.
with God and develop one to one relationship. God doesn’t punish for human
mistakes. He is very kind and loving and gives us a number of chances to evolve
and become part of ‘Him’. Try to cleanse the body to make it obey
you, discipline the mind, explore your power and potential and channelize your
energy towards ‘Bhakti’. Just try and gradually you will develop restlessness
to achieve more and more, your thrust for God’s nearness will increase day
by day and this will be the beginning of ‘Bhakti’ in you.
‘Sai Baba’s temple will surely bring relief to you. Do spare some
of your precious time on Thursdays to visit any of Baba’s temples where
the day begins with Baba’s Abhishek. The overflowing notes of Baba’s
four Aartis in the temple in an enchanting melodious marathi language resound
inside and outside the temple.
first Aarti at 9 A.M. for waking up Baba is known as ‘Kakad Aarti’.
Then at 12 Noon is the ‘Madhyan Aarti’, ‘Dhoop Aarti’
starts at 6 P.M. in the evening and lastly the ‘Shej Aarti’ at 9 P.M.
that makes our darling Baba go to sleep, takes us into those olden days of Shirdi
when these original Aartis were sung in Baba’s presence.
The lyrics composed by K.J. Bhishma, resident of Bori Village (Dist. Nagpur) and
of Dasganu, flow deep into the heart and fill the entire surroundings with their
echoing effect. The various instruments used during Aarti add to the richness.
All men, women, young and old and all other devotees irrespective of their age,
caste and creed experience the sense of unique happiness, togetherness, breaking
all kinds of man made barriers of personal communal and religious levels. The
basic concept is its root which is the pure feeling of equality. One gets the
‘Bhav’ and ‘Bliss’ of being with Baba. This helps in spiritual
temple of Sai Baba known as ‘Shirdi Dham’ gives the feeling of one
family where you can render your services in whatever capacity you want. So why
not use your potential and your talents for the one who has given you this wealth
in different ways.
can sing bhajans, play instruments, render social work, Baba’s seva, read
‘Sai Satcharitra’ (the book written in Baba’s presence) which
is available in ‘Dwarka Mai’ and can be purchased from the stall at
the entrance. There is also a mini library which can be utilized by the devotees
to expand their knowledge on Baba and also to satisfy their spiritual urge to
know more and more for spiritual evolution.
It is believed that ‘Anna Daan’ is ‘Maha Daan’. This temple
observes this ‘Daan’ by providing food on all seven days of the week
which is a unique feature of this temple. On every ‘Poornima’ there
is a ‘Satyanarayan Katha’ which can be attended by everyone irrespective
of caste, creed, religion and status. This ‘Katha’ is performed in
the same style as at Shirdi. The devotees perform the rituals and pooja under
the guidance and instructions of the pandit. Is it not interesting to do ‘Satyanarayan
Katha’ on your own?
There is also a small dispensary to provide medical facilities. The dispensary
is open twice a week in the morning and provides free treatment to all ailing
and sick people by experienced doctors.
Give me the guidance to know
when to hold on and when to let go
and the grace to make
the right decision with dignity.
Veena Singh, Delhi
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Last year in October I left my job because
of politics at work and due to personal reasons. I could not handle the stress
and could not cope with my personal and work problems. My biggest mistake was
overconfidence. I had thought that since I have 7 years of work experience with
a Fortune 500 company, it would not be difficult for me to get a job.
this attitude, without consulting Baba, I resigned. My personal problems remained
as they were but now difficulties of job hunting made my situation worse. Though
with Baba’s grace and blessings, I cleared my exam in which I had appeared
shortly after my resignation but I could no get any suitable job. My personal
problems seemed to be never ending and getting a job was becoming a necessity.
very close and dear friend of mine suggested that I take a break from and get
out of this place for some time. All this time, the only thing that I continued
doing was lighting my diya, dhoop and agarbatti every day and I prayed every single
I still had very strong
faith in Baba and never lost this faith for even one day. In the past on one of
the occasions when I had asked something from Baba, I had promised Him that no
matter what happens in my life I will light your jyoti (diya), dhoop and agarbatti.
Even after my wish comes true, I will keep praying every day.
wish had come true and since then I always light my diya, agarbatti and dhoop.
I knew that if I asked Baba to get me a job, he would have given me one right
away. But I was scared of asking anything because I thought what if that is not
good for me. Leaving everything to Baba, I booked my tickets to go on a holiday
to my sister’s place in California. The very next day I got a call for an
interview. To my great surprise, this was another Fortune 500 company.
went for the interview and was offered a job but was told to join them right away.
I didn’t know what to say. I explained that my tickets were non refundable
but I would cut my vacation to half and come back early. I left that place wondering
why I didn’t tell them that I will cancel my vacation as a job was more
important. I prayed to Baba to please help me. As soon as I reached home, I got
a call from this potential employer asking me to meet the Senior Vice President
the following day and that they would wait for me to return from the vacation.
I cannot express my joy in words.
went for the final interview. It had to go well because I had Baba’s blessing
with me. The Senior Vice President was very impressed and I came home with positive
signals. However I get a call from the recruitment agency to tell me that the
employers would give me their decision by the end of the next week after they
interviewed other candidates. I was little nervous and upset as I had to leave
for California. I prayed to help me to enjoy my vacation as without a job, how
could I enjoy the time off. Once again I left everything on Baba.
To my great surprise as soon as I reached California, my sister told me I got
that job and that I had to join them from August 5th (two weeks after). My joy
knew no bounds. I felt like crying and the first thing I said to my sister that
Baba has heard my prayers and I will now be able to enjoy my vacation.
Baba is with me all the time. My faith in him is now even stronger than ever.
I urge each one of you, who is Baba’s true devotee, never let your faith
waver for even a second. Have full faith in Him. If you look at Him with full
love and devotion, trust me you will find Him right next to you. Baba will fulfill
all your wishes just like He did mine.
Shah, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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When I was offered to go,
I chose to be;
When I was offered to die,
I chose to live;
When I was offered faith,
I chose to be practical;
So echoes in the stoic silence,
confessions of a lesser mortal.
I was offered to rest,
I chose to be awake;
When I was offered a dip,
I chose to keep afloat;
When I was offered patience,
I chose to be radical;
So echoes in the stoic silence,
confessions of a lesser mortal.
I was offered my ‘Self’
I chose to chase myself;
When I was
offered the ‘Path’
I chose to go astray;
When I was offered
the ‘Able Hands’,
I chose to be logical;
So echoes in the
confessions of a lesser mortal.
Debabrata Satpathy, Delhi
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TOPIC OF DISCUSSION
and Pleasure are like Twins, Always Entwined
world is full of dualities. Everything that appears in this physical world comes
in pairs. If a man is there, woman is also there, truth is as real as lies in
the world, and if good exists evil can also be experienced, if there is guru there
has to be a disciple. Existence of god is as much a reality as existence of devotee,
if there is ignorance there is knowledge, if there is darkness there is light,
if there is happiness there is unhappiness as well.
in this limited world everything that is apparent as well as elusive comes in
perfect pairs or we can say in duality. The universe has been created with a perfect
balance of opposites. If we say that we are rich there are poor, if we say that
somebody is very famous there are others who are leading a very insignificant
and infamous life.
will find that humans are probably the only beings who are endowed with this awareness
of dualities in the nature and maybe as far as the other species are concerned
they are blissfully ignorant about this aspect, neither it is of any interest
to them. Whereas we humans who are supposed to be called as superior beings are
endowed with this special faculty of knowledge or intellect as we call it, to
understand the concept of dualism, but whether it can be considered as a blessing
or curse is again another dualistic debatable issue which can be discussed and
We can say
that people who understand this existence of duality in its proper perspective
can consider themselves as blessed and maybe to unveil this very significant truth
Baba had staged the act with Nana Sahib Chandorkar wherein he is asked to give
spiritual interpretation of a Sanskrit slokha from Shankarbhasya, surely Baba’s
intention wouldn’t have been to demonstrate his knowledge of Sanskrit neither
was it his intention to quash the ego of Nanasaheb who according to the story
used to consider himself as most learned.
Though these two objectives might have been achieved as a natural corollary of
the incident but it was quiet evident that Baba wanted to teach the significance
of the aspect of dualism by clearly showing Gyanam exists within Agyanam. He has
clearly hinted that both are complementary to each other and that they can be
used in the same slokha without disturbing the meaning or essence of the slokha.
He had further made it clear that no one can speak about Dwaita while remaining
in an Adwaita state. Through this slokha Baba had tried to hint that it is not
possible to talk or experience non-dualism for the individuals while remaining
in a dualistic state. This simple example is proof enough for all of us that all
that exists in the dualistic physical world is actually faces of the same coin
and are complementary to each other, we turn it this way it would be heads that
way it would be tails but the value of the coin will always remain unchanged.
Hence one can easily draw a similarity
of this concept while discussing pains and pleasures because depending on the
perception of the individual anything which could be considered as a matter of
intense pain for someone can also be considered as a matter of pleasure for another
individual or vice versa . For ex. in Mahabharata towards the end when the Pandavas
became victorious and Shri Krishna was about to take leave from Kunti , she started
crying profusely so Krishna asked her her why she was unhappy now that her sons
have become victorious and regained their kingdom for which she replies that “though
I have everything now but since you are leaving us I am unhappy whereas all these
days when we were in trouble you were constantly beside us I was leading a happier
This clearly shows
that happiness and unhappiness, pleasures and pain is an individual perception
depending upon how you look at it and both are sides of the same coin always complementing
each other in the dualistic world and that if you aspire for pleasures, you should
be prepared to welcome pain as well which is going to knock at your door unasked
and if you are in pain then pleasure and happiness is not far away from your doorstep,.
Though this might sound a little absurd and hopeless theoretically but practically
if we sit and ponder we will realize that this is an absolute truth. However the
situation is not as hopeless as it appears to be. For the seekers who know and
acknowledge this truth it becomes easier for them to measure both pain and pleasure
with the same yardstick just as it is very easy for a child who has got hurt to
forget the pain the moment they are consoled by parents similarly for each one
of us our satguru acts as parents and are there to guide and guard us in all our
If we are in turmoil
they console us and make us forget our woes however big or small and if we are
in pleasure they will keep a strict watch on us so that we do not go overboard
and role over to the other side of the coin that is invite troubles for ourselves.
All these actions are performed
by the Sadgurus in such a subtle manner that in spite of being invisible they
make their presence felt at each turning point of our lives and they slowly guide
us over the dualistic aspect of the universe to a non-dualistic stage wherein
we realize that all that appears to be dualistic is actually an illusion and that
the doer and the doncee, the pleasure and pains, the guru and the disciple are
but one compound element which and are intrinsically entwined with each other
in such a manner that they cannot be perceived individually nor can be separated
from each other.
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your views on Topic of Discussion-
"On the Understanding of Sai Philosophy"
MAA AUR MAIN
apni maa ki priya asha
aur maa meri hai
pyaar aur sneh
Jab shishu thi
man ki baat na kehe paati thi
par maa mehsoos kar leti thi
phir mujhse lipatkar mujhe seti thi
jeevan mein toofanon ne bhaybheet kiya
tab maa ne mujhe aanchal mein lapet
maa ki sparsh ne har dar ko bhagaaya
maa ki khushboo ne meethi neend
Antim kshan jab aayega
aur deh se praan chhoot jaayega
tab aatma se Sai poochhenge
tu kis roop
mein waapas jaayega?
Sai charnon se
mila do mujhe phir usi maa se
bhar deti thi jo jeevan mamta
ke rang se
apoorn hoon main jiske na hone se
bani rahoon main apni maa ki priya asha
janam janam tak
anant aur antaheen
yahi meri hai abhilasha
yahi meri hai abhilasha...
Priasha Sai Ukil, Kolkata
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual
beings having human experience. Hence, why do we people stay in prisons when the
door is wide open!!! It is a divine fact all that spirit desires, spirit attains.
Focus all your energies on one desire, multiplying your efforts manifold and the
impossible is achieved"
Oakes, Santa Maria, CA, USA
Saw this great prayer and wanted to share it: I pray for understanding and acceptance
of my circumstances. I pray for spiritual healing as I am weary. I pray for a
stronger body so I can do more for others. I pray for a healing of my consciousness
so I may be a better steward of the world we share. Please heal me so that I can
better understand my mind/body connection.
Nimmagadda, Austin, TX, USA
Be happy with what you have got instead of wanting more all the time! I think
that is the primary cause of unhappiness for many. We have to stop wanting and
start enjoying what we already have. We need to learn to find happiness within.
A simple way to do that is to be thankful.
Call upon Sai in your sorrow, He is Comfort;
Call upon Sai in your weakness,
He is Strength;
Call upon Sai when you are fearful, He is Hope;
upon Sai when you are lonely, He is Love!
"I" is ego "Want" is desire
Remove ego and desire and
you may have....peace.
Peace, it does not mean to be in a place where there
is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things
and still be calm in your heart!
feelings about Shirdi Sai in Devotees’ Forum
Nancy Tan, Sydney Australia
Words cannot describe how Blessed I feel to learn that my experience had been
chosen for Heritage of Shirdi Sai magazine and I feel so very honoured for it
to be posted to me and kept waiting to collect it from the local Post Office.
I have many more experiences of different deities, but they are all the same from
the one and only source, we call God. Babaji is my visual guide as I see him all
the time in my bhajans, meditation and dreams. I feel very blessed!
It is really
very enlightening and also very contemporary. I find that it is passing Sai directed
information in a very subtle and modern manner which does not make many of us
(fence sitters) alienated in a very hard core religious crowd. It is colorful,
knowledgeable and also fantastically edited!
OF SHIRDI SAI ACTIVITIES
SHIRDI SAI PEETH, Baripada Website
the 1st Jan 2011, the NEW ODIA & HINDI Websites off SHREE SHIRDI SAI PEETH,
Baripada were launched after getting the approval from Revered Shri Satpathyji
during His Odisha Visit from 25thDec-2nd Jan. The websites are designed and developed
by A. Niraj Kumar and the contents were prepared by Saumyaranjan Mishra from Baripada.
It is the 1st Website of Baba in Odia language. The original ENGLISH website was
launched on the Dussehra of 2009. The three websites can be viewed at the following
The websites features User Registration, E-mail Alerts, Photo and Video gallery,
books and cds of Shri Satpathyji, downloads of various apps, blogs, all the Odia
interviews with revered Shri Satpathyji in English and Hindi subtitles etc.
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Wembley,
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: email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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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