……“What is the simple path then? The devotees of Shri Shirdi Sai know that whoever surrenders to Him, He takes care. The Sadguru is the repository of all Shaktis. Because He carries on the wishes of the ‘Parabramha’, therefore, all Shaktis of the ‘Parabramha’ assist Him whenever He wishes. Whenever we surrender to Him, the support of whatever Shakti is necessary will be provided by Him, whether it is for material benefit or spiritual upliftment. To various devotees He has shown Himself in the form of different deities and Avatars - Vishnu, Maruti, Krishna, Shiva, etc. On the jay of Dussehra, He is to be worshipped as Durga. Whatever He is, for us He is our most dear, most loving and most caring Sai. He is our father, mother, friend and Guru.”…….


……“Sai Baba was merged in God and, therefore, his reactions to bhakti are exactly the reactions of God as shown in Srimad Bhagavata and Bhagavad Gita. Baba’s consideration for his devotees made him exercise all his powers on their behalf. He underwent considerable personal trouble and undertook also to risk his health and even life for the sake of his devotees. He withdrew plague to himself to save Balwant Khaparde, son of Mrs. Khaparde. He drew also a Superintendent’s plague at Goa to himself. He offered his own throat to Mir Jaman (who wanted to cut the throats of all the Hindu bhaktas at the chavadi) in order to save his bhaktas. As stated by Baba to G.S. Khaparde, a fact noted in his diary, Baba was steadily ruining his health for the devotees’ sake. He could not but respond to every appeal made to him by night and day from every place and, in consequence, his digestion gave way, his general strength gave way, and he knew that this would continue up to the time of his leaving the body. But, he told (G.S.) Khaparde ‘I do not care for my life. I care for my bhaktas’. Therefore, love towards loving sishyas is not a detraction of any general principle or moral law, but enforcement of the general principle that every action produces a reaction, that good begets good, love begets love, and Baba wanted his devotees to make use of the general principles and laws of nature for developing themselves. Baba’s sacrifice for the masses and for the public has been characterising him janma after janma, as we see from an account of his recitals of his own past janmas. In every janma we find that he was self-sacrificing and working wonders, and always helping all people, especially those who put their trust in him and were attached to Him.”……





As you got up this morning, I watched you and hoped you would talk to me, even if it was just a few words, asking my opinion or thanking me for something good that happened in your life yesterday. But I noticed you were too busy, trying to find the right outfit to wear. When you ran around the house getting ready, I knew there would be a few minutes when you could stop and say hello, but you were too busy. At one point you had to wait for fifteen minutes with nothing to do, except sit in a chair. Then I saw you spring to your feet. I thought you wanted to talk to me, but you ran to the phone and called a friend to get the latest gossip instead. I watched patiently all day long. With all your activities I guess you were too busy to say anything to me. I noticed that before lunch you looked around, and thought may be.....

Perhaps you felt embarrassed to talk to me. Is that why you didn't bow your head? You glanced across three or four tables and noticed some of your friends talking to me briefly before they ate, but you didn't remember me. I thought there was still time left, and I hoped that you would talk to me yet.

You went home and it seemed as if you had lots of things to do. After a few of them were done, you turned on the TV. You spend a lot of time in front of the TV each day not thinking about anything, just enjoying the show. I waited patiently as you watched TV and ate your meal, but again you didn't talk to me. At bedtime, I guess you felt too tired. After you said goodnight to your family you plopped into bed and fell asleep in no time.

That's okay because you may not realize that I am always there with you and for you.

I've got patience, more than you will ever know. I even want to teach you how to be patient with others. I love you so much that I wait everyday for a nod, prayer or thought or a thankful part of your heart. It is hard to have a one sided conversation. Well, you are getting up once again. And once again I will wait, with nothing but love for you.

Hoping today you will give me some time. Have a nice day!

Your friend,


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Life is a journey from birth to death; we keep evolving to better ourselves. In this process we have limitations, for whatever means adopted we are in bondage with our small self. To free ourselves from the shackles of self, we look for larger causes. Mahatma Gandhi in liberating India from the shackles of British rule, was riddled with bullets in a prayer meeting. His last words were Hey Ram? What messenger have you sent to take my life in violence? All my life I have fought with non-violence against the British rule. In fact violence will be met with violence, which is what we witness today. His faith in Ram never diminished, in spite of all tribulations, humiliations at the British hands. Sir Winston Churchill called him a naked faqir. We all live in faith. In Shirdi we see His eternal face of love and compassion.

Faith in Baba and total surrender brings a situation that makes faith unshakeable. In an instant result oriented world we lose faith and that makes us suffer and lose our head and heart, These events are so heart rending. Baba is here, why fear?
Jagannathan Padmanabhan

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It is difficult to pen one's overwhelming thoughts, experiences and feelings about Baba. This magazine brings, personally to me a sudden awakening to make me alert and live in the present by concentrating on Baba. In the workplace when I get the copy on my computer, it changes me. Every time is a new time with Baba. It makes me wonder how much HE suffers for all of us, small and mean mortals. I am practicing total submission every moment and would continue to learn that throughout my life. That is what I am living for. Can there be a bigger/higher Yoga than this? I am what I am because of Him. This magazine, time and again, reinforces the thought in me. I am a reader who is trying to be a meditative reader and I think the magazine helps me a lot.

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Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan, Canada

Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan, Canada holds Satsang on Thursdays and third Sunday of every month at Gur Mandir, 207 Queen’s Plate, Toronto (Etobicoke). Introducing "Character and Moral Values"- a unique 4 Week Summer Program for children of all ages. The guiding principle of the program is "Shraddha" & "Saburi" with its curriculum based on the Teachings of our Sadguru Shri Shirdi Sai Nath. For details of registration or other activities and the Resource Centre please visit

Shirdi Sai parivar in Vancouver holds Satsang on Thursday and first Sunday of every month at 8571, 118A St, Delta, V4C 6L2. Continuing the tradition of “Feeding the Hungry and Homeless, the parivar organizes Charitable food donations on the 2nd Saturday of every month. For details and other activities please visit


Shirdi Sai Mandir, Toronto, Canada

Shirdi Sai Mandir, Toronto, Canada
The Shirdi Sai Mandir located at 2721 Markham Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1X 1L5 (Intersection of Markham and Nashdene) is open through out the day on Saturday, Sunday & holidays and in the morning and evenings on all weekdays. Baba's Kakad Aarti, Abhishek Puja, Madhyan Aarti, Dhoop Aarti, Satcharita Reading & Shej Aarti are performed everyday. Bhajans & Sai Naam Sankirtan in evening on Thursday & Saturday. For daily schedule, temple activities & events information please visit Mandir's website : or send an email to or call 647-444-4724.

Persatuan Shirdi Sai Baba Selangor, Malaysia

I belong to the Shirdi Sai Group (registered as Persatuan Shirdi Sai Baba, Selangor), Malaysia. Sai Ram everybody. This to inform the Baba devotees in Malaysia and Singapore that every Thursday we conduct prayers in the morning at 9.00 am and bhajans and satsang in the evenings 7.30 pm onwards. Anyone who is interested in joining us may please contact SP Kannan at 012-2739486; or Usha at 012-2392911; or Res: 03-33717540. Also if you come across any Malaysian devotees, please direct them to us. Thank you and Sai Ram.

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