N E W S L E T T E R
VOL120, APRIL 2011
 

RAM NAVAMI MESSAGE OF SHRI SATPATHYJI

One day, while sitting in His dilapidated durbar named "Dwarkamai" at Shirdi, the aging Fakir in His typical mood of divine ecstasy blurted out before His devotees, "Main guli guli mein rahene wala hun" which means "I am the one who will be seen in every lane everywhere". This He said in 1911 and when I am writing this article it is 2011, a century later. Since the last two decades, I had the opportunity and privilege of working for the cause of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba in its varied aspects in India and abroad. Even being a small part of the mighty and global Sai Movement, I am surprised at the exponential growth of this movement the world over. Leave aside the metropolises and major cities of India, Shri Shirdi Sai Baba's temples have come up in small towns, semi-urban, rural areas and even in far off places of India like Assam, Sikkim, etc. Not only have Shri Shirdi Sai Baba's temples come up but in some states for example in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha such temples have come up in remote areas as well. In many places in India and abroad, in the existing Hindu temples, they are installing the statues of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba as well. This is a clear indicator of future of things to come.

The total volume of literature pertaining to Shri Shirdi Sai Baba in terms of books, magazines, journals, periodicals and other publications is beyond all calculations. The spread of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba's life history, philosophy and teachings propagated through internet, movies, television and radio channels, print, audio and video media in English and most of the languages of India is phenomenal. The charitable work like hospitals, schools, poor feeding, financial aid to the weaker and disabled sections of the society carried out in His name is immense.

More than this is the fact that Shri Shirdi Sai Baba has penetrated into the lives of millions of His devotees. The more surprising thing is that Shri Shirdi Sai Baba never created any organizational structure for propagation of His own philosophy or name. The Shree Sai Baba Sansthan at Shirdi is doing its best to cope with the ever growing number of visitors to Shirdi, which touches about sixty thousand persons on an average per day. This Sai miracle or phenomenon is transparently perceptible from the fact that most of the devotees are self motivated and carry out Baba's work with missionary zeal.

Not only in India, but in other countries like United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Africa and even in places like New Zealand, Singapore, etc. a number of temples have come up and more are in the process of coming up. When I inaugurated a temple in a remote village of Odisha called Tigiria, or a big temple at Dehradun, the state capital of Uttaranchal or at Delhi, the capital of India or at Sydney in Australia or at Chicago or Houston in United States, the involvement of such devotees was basically the same with slight difference because of local conditions. All the devotes of Baba feel closeness with Him in some form or the other. Some of them are emotionally driven to do more and more work in His cause. Thus the Sai Movement goes on with a poetic spontaneity and lucidity.

When I got drawn into this movement, two decades back in 1990, I had a strange feeling that in the future course of History, the Sai Movement will engulf the whole globe. I had also foreseen a new spiritual approach of the confused humanity which can be termed as "SAIISM". Today when I look back I find that what Baba said "Main Guli Guli mein rahene wala hun", is coming true. Let us, then welcome the Sai Age and be a part of SAIISM, as He is the Master of the Age. May Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi lead us all towards light.

Shri C. B. Satpathy, New Delhi

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

  
Subscribe to Heritage of Shirdi Sai magazine
Heritage of Shirdi Sai is a quarterly publication that brings to its readers, all over the world, Shirdi Sai Philosophy, which transcends time and place. There are four issues in a year.
Gift a Subscription
You may have given many different gifts to your friends and loved ones, but giving a subscription of "Heritage of Shirdi Sai" magazine would be a unique gift as it connects the people you love with SADGURU SHIRDI SAI and brings His blessings with the gift.
Post an Article
We invite you to send articles, experiences, poems and news on events from your part of the world to us.
Topic of Discussion

Topic of Discussion feature is intended to initiate useful discussions on topics related to Shirdi Sai Philosophy and His teachings, Guru Tradition, Teachings of the Sadguru, the nature and functions of the Perfect Masters, true devotion, qualification of a disciple, etc.

TOPIC OF DISCUSSION: On the Understanding of Sai Philosophy

Readerís Reflection
We look forward to your valued  suggestions, feedbacks, and  contributions, anything that will help us enhance the quality of the magazine.
Children Submit Your
Creative Work
Send your poem, article or drawing on SHIRDI SAI BABA and the best ones will be showcased in Heritage of Shirdi Sai Magazine and in the Children section on our website. Anybody upto 18 years of age can send in the material. 
News

Send News on events related to Shirdi Sai from your part of the world to us so that we can share it with all the Sai Devotees.

Advertisement

In order to ensure that Heritage Of Shirdi Sai sustains itself and is available to devotees at affordable rates, we do solicit advertisements. However, in keeping with the magazineís philosophy and approach, the advertisements would be displayed as banners and not creative commercial product.

Join Heritage of Shirdi Sai Community on Orkut, click here
Join Heritage of Shirdi Sai Community on Facebook, click here

To Subscribe or Unsubscribe to these mails, please click here

 


Copyright Heritage of Shirdi Sai 2011. All rights reserved.

To Subscribe or Unsubscribe to these mails, please click here


To read previous issues of the newsletter, please click here