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VOL33, JULY 2007

FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE 

……“Therefore, the Maha Samadhi day of Baba simply means that on the 15th of October, 1918, He had decided to leave His mortal body, as the work He wanted to perform with the use of the body was over. There is enough evidence to prove that Baba had known about His Maha Samadhi even two years before, on the day of Dussehra in 1916, which Baba had called the day of ‘Seema Langhan’ and which means crossing the boundaries from a mortal existence to an immortal existence. When the consent to construct the present Samadhi Mandir at Shirdi was given by Him, He had said that “after the Wada is completed, I will come there to stay” Before His Maha Samadhi, Baba had sent some money to Shamsuddin, a Saint of Aurangabad for conducting Kawali, Mauli and Nyas, saying that the light that Allah had lighted will be taken back by Him on 9th Muharram in 1918 which incidentally was the 15th October, 1918. Therefore, Baba the Perfect Master, who was a Jivan Mukta, had decided to leave His body, as His last days and last minute actions indicate.

When the Master was with a human body, He outwardly looked like a man but 'internally' He was carrying on His universal divine role. But did His divine role end when He left His body? Before leaving His body the all merciful Sai, had clearly stated about His role after His Maha samadhi, so that the devotees He had been protecting and helping, do not feel like orphans. He had promised that He will look-after His devotees even from His tomb and also that they only will have to approach Him through their hearts and with love to get His love and support. Today the experiences of millions of devotees throughout India and everywhere else, indicate that Baba’s divine activities in helping and evolving His devotees continue with all their manifestations and glory. Reports of thousands and thousands of devotees getting unexpected help for temporal, mental and spiritual development are coming from numerous places in India and the world. Experiencing His grace, self-motivated devotees are building many Sai temples throughout the world and carrying on various types of activities in propagating His deeds and philosophies across the globe. It seems as if Shri Sai without a human body is many times more active in removing the suffering of His devotees, than the Sai when He was with a body. Those days the number of His devotees was much less than the number of devotees today. The activities to spread His name have multiplied a thousand times.

Sadgurus as the embodiments of Divine Mercy are ever in a state of full divine consciousness, and beyond the states of life and death. They take a human body out of infinite compassion for the suffering devotees. Sadguru Shri Sainath Maharaj had taken His Maha Samadhi eighty-four years back. But because of His Maha Kripa (infinite compassion), His love and protection for the devotees continues.”…….

 

FROM "LIFE OF SAI BABA" BY NARASIMHA SWAMI

……“Baba was watching not only over Kaka, but over all his relatives also. One day Kaka received a letter that his younger brother at Nagpur was ill. Then he said to Baba, ‘I have received this letter and I am of no service to him.’ Baba said, ‘I am of service’. Kaka could not make out why Baba said so. But at that very moment, at Nagpur, a sadhu came to attend upon his brother, and cured him of his illness, and used the very words of Baba, namely, ‘I am of service’. Kaka thus found that across 1,000 miles, Baba could see what went on and could carry out what was necessary for his sishya’s relatives.

Dixit had such perfect reliance on Baba that before taking any step in any important matter, he would go to Baba and get his orders and follow the same to the very letter, even though the course was running counter to his own judgment and feelings or those of his friends and relations. Baba once tested and proved his implicit obedience while enjoying the fun of the test. B.C.S. 619 gives the account which shows that Bade Baba, Shama, and Ayi all shrank from assisting Baba or carrying out his order that a goat thoroughly weak and about to die should be slaughtered with a knife at the mosque-while Kaka Dixit alone stood the test and was bringing down a knife over the neck of the creature in implicit obedience to an apparently horrid command. B.C.S. 619 gives the account thus:
Once a goat entered the mosque, old, famished and just about to die.

Baba (to Bade Baba):-Cut that goat with one stroke.

Bade Baba-(Looking at it with pity) How are we to kill this?

So saying, he went away from the mosque.

Baba:-Shama, you cut it. Fetch a knife from Radhakrishna Ayi.

(Ayi sent a knife; but learning the purpose, recalled it.)

Shama:- I will go home to fetch a knife. Shama went home and stayed away there.

Then Baba to H.S.D. – ‘You fetch a knife and kill it.’

H.S.D. went and fetched a knife.

H.S.D.-Baba, shall I kill it ?

Baba- Yes.

H.S.D. lifted up the knife and held it up in hesitation. Baba-What are you thinking of? Strike.

Dixit obeyed and was bringing the knife down.

Baba - Stop.

Let the creature remain. I will kill it myself but not at the mosque.
Then Baba carried the creature a few yards, after which it fell dead.”……

 

 

ARTICLE

Living In Truth II

(In continuation of the preceding part, analysis of similarities and influence of various thoughts of Sufi School, Bhakti traditions, Baba’s sayings has been made to draw attention of the readers towards the path and the conduct )


The lives of Sufi Saints provide interesting examples of the use of social traditions to propagate spiritual concepts. The songs sung at mandirs, gurudwaras. mazaars of Sufi Shrines propagate the concept of unity of Godhead and integration, at a time when dissension was prevalent in myriad forms in society, in a dialect that people could understand. Thus the Saints led the masses in achieving harmony in society.

The Sufi School extensively utilized prayers and music (qwaalis) in its quest for achieving the union. Music (qwaalis) was often used in Sama (congregation of worshippers), which often threw its listeners into raptures inducing haal (heightened state of ecstasy) . Similarly, the medieval Bhakti Saints of India also composed songs, prose and lyrics in praise of God. The songs of both Sufi Saints and Bhakti Saints narrate the various stages of the path of God realization in a cryptic manner. The dimensions of the same song varied, according to the ripening of the seeker. The songs extensively sung praise of the Master / Guru (i.e. Pir. Murshid Yaar) for the Master led the path .

As Baba says:

Guru bina suna re sadho. ... ... guru se bichadna mera bhay hai
(Quote: Sai Charan Mein)
(Translation: The world is a meaningless place without Master’s grace…………. To fall from his grace is my fear or leads to death)

The use of music (in Sama) by Sufi Saints was looked down upon by the local ulemas who considered this to be against the Islamic injunctions. It is stated that during Sheikh Muinindin Chisti’s time as also during Sheikh Kaki’s time, concerted efforts were made by the local ulemas (priests) to ban music during prayers. The opponents had to retreat after realizing the spiritual powers of Sheikh Muinindin Chisti and Sheikh Bakhtiyar Kaki. The songs of Amir Khusro till date are sung by Qawaals and it is not uncommon to see the Qawaals paying respect to the Saints by performing at their mazaar (shrine). This is similar to the Hindu tradition of offering prayers in a musical form to various Gods / Saints. Shri Ramakrishna Parmahansa often sang prayers in praise of Ma Kali and often experienced Samadhi while listening to the songs.

Shri Shirdi Sai also listened to qawaalis, songs and prayers and watched performances of dancers etc. as stated in Shri Sai Satcharitra thus showing the fusion of varied schoosl of religious thought, having in common the principle of unity of the Godhead, which is followed till date in Shirdi. During major festivals, performers and musicians consider it a privilege to sing / perform at Shirdi to offer their respect to Shri Shirdi Sai.

Baba Tajudin Auliya often experienced Samadhi after listening to qawaalis and it was not uncommon to see musicians and dancers performing as a mark of respect before Baba Tajuddin. The Masters remained absorbed within, even while witnessing performances of dancers, musicians etc. though they outwardly conducted themselves in an ordinary manner.

Sheikh Kaki said that “Sama” should be used only by those who can follow it. While the Saints extensively used music as a means to offer prayers yet the mode in hands of an unripe seeker could also be the cause of his ruin. As Shri Ramakrishna Parmahansa stated, a larger receptacle is able to withhold and withstand more whereas a smaller vessel becomes turbulent easily. The Master / Guru alone can guide the disciple. As Rumi states, whoever travels without a guide needs two hundred years for a two day journey. Khalil Gibran, the mystic poet of Lebanon, says that a teacher takes you to threshold of your wisdom. The Hindu tradition also places the Master /,”Guru” above all Gods, parents etc. Guru Gita states that:

Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Guru devoh Maheshwara,
Guru Sakshat Parbrahma Tasme Shri Guruveyha Namah.

The Master provided the sheet anchor to continue in the path, often shielding the disciple (Murid) from the vicious flux. No wonder, the Master was the husband, beloved, brother, confidante, God, all at once, for his pupil. Like Guru tradition, the Master is GOD in the Sufi School. His intercession and blessings could lift the veil of ignorance for the child (disciple).

It is stated that Kabir Sahib told his disciple to pray to the Lord. The disciple ardently prayed only to find that his “Guru Kabir” was in fact the God. After experiencing this, he narrated the same to Kabir Sahib asking him why had he not disclosed this fact to him earlier, instead of directing him to look for the Lord. Kabir Sahib told him that now that he had experienced and witnessed it, he would believe the same. It is in this context it is stated that the Masters and God are one.

As Baba says:

“ Pita hain ishwaar par nirakar, Aankh me in aate nahin
Nar jab naaryan ban kar aaye, to sadguru ban kar aaye.. ..
(Quote: Sai sharan me in : poem “ Sant Kripa”)

(Translation: The Formless GOD manifests in the form of the Sadguru to guide.)


Stories of the disciple following the Master to the grave also exist, as in the case of Amir Khusru. It is said that Sheikh Amir Khusro was a favourite disciple of Sheikh Nizamudin Auliya. Sheikh Nizamudin Auliya once remarked to Khusro “Turk, I may tire of myself, but not of You”. Within six months of Sheikh Nizamudin Auliya’s death, Amir Khusru too died. His tomb is within the precincts of Sheikh Nizamudin’s dargah, and respect is first offered at Khusro’s shrine before praying to Sheikh Nizamudin Auliya.

The heights of spiritual powers attained by disciples due to the grace of Master/ “Pir” can be understood by the fact that till date “qawaals” sing the story of spiritual powers bestowed by Sheikh Muinidinn Chisti on Sheikh Sakhtiyar Kaki. It is a must to offer prayers at Sheikh Kaki’s dargah first before paying obeisance to the Sheikh Chisti, as started by Sheikh Chisti himself during his lifetime.

As Baba says:

"Faquir mera kitna dayala sab kucch deeta jayye –
Na kuch mange, na kuch bole. Kripa barsata jayye….

(Quote: Sai Sharan me)
(Translation: The Faquir showers his wealth on his children without asking for anything in return...)

Another dimension of this relationship was the example set by the Master to rear a disciple - somebody else’s child - as His own and establish him in Truth- the loftiest pinnacle of mankind. Can this be mere logical mortal love? Stories abound of uncanny love and devotion of a Pupil for his Master.

It was not uncommon for the Master to test the disciple. It is stated that Shri Ramakrishna Parmahansa deliberately neglected and did not speak to Narendra (Shri Vivekanada) for around two months despite which Narendra continued to visit Shri Ramakrishna Paranmansa. During the last days of Shri Ramakrishna Parmhansa’s illness, Shri Vivekananda, sucked the pus out of an oozing sore of the Masters body. Similarly Gorakhnath followed his Guru Matseyndranath dressed as a dancer to rescue him from the clutches of a Queen (which in fact was a mere illusion created by Guru Matseyndranath)

It is stated that Baba Farid - a Sufi Saint whose tomb is in PakPattan (Pakistan) ---used to prepare the hot water used for the morning bath by his Master every day. As was the norm in the olden days, the flame was roused from the ember of the previous day kept for this purpose. One day, due to heavy rains and wind, Baba Farid could not get an ember from anywhere in the countryside. Disheartened, as he was returning to the Khankhaquah (where Masters reside with the disciple), he noticed that the home of a well known prostitute had the ember. Baba Farid approached her and requested her to give him the ember. The prostitute asked for an eye in exchange. Baba Farid immediately plucked out one of his eyes.

As was the routine, the Master received the hot water for the bath. However, the Master, noticing the covered face of Baba Farid, asked the reason for this. Baba Farid replied that “Ankh aa gayi” (there’s a problem in the eye). Master-- who is all knowing --immediately slapped Baba Farid, and restored the eyesight of his disciple.

Similar is the love of a Master for his Pupil. It is stated that Shri Akkalkot Maharaj during his lifetime initiated his disciple by merely touching the head of the Pupil and often stated: “You are mine”.

In fact, the Masters always pulled the(ir) child from the distant shores (materialistic world) as can be gleaned from the life history of Sufi Saints, and other Hindu Saints like Shri Ramakrishna Parmahansa and Shri Shirdi Sai .

Shri Ramkrishna Pramhansa often used to cry out to Ma Kali inconsolably asking for the children ordained to be his disciples. It is said that Kali showed him the vision of Narendra (known as Vivekananda), Rakhal and others who later on carried on the work of Shri Ramakrishna Parmahansa with the blessings of Ma Sharda. Often the child showed reluctance and indifference in the initial stages of contact with the Master, as can be seen in the case of Swami Vivekananda , who tested and tried Shri Ramakrishna Parmahansa many a times before ultimately surrendering unconditionally and lovingly to the Master.

Similarly, Shri Shirdi Sai often stated that “I will bring my child (disciple) from beyond the seven seas.” The love of the Master helped the disciple to break the bondage associated with attachment and showed the path of right conduct. The Master often prescribed strict code of conduct / path which only a few could pass. The exercise prescribed by the Master could be as simple as attending to the cows to a more complex one of doing nothing. Only the Master knew the internal state of the disciple based on which He prescribed the medicine.

Bulleh Shah - a mystic Saint of Punjab- went around in search of the way. His Master was then attending to his fields -- transplanting the saplings. Bulleh Shah fell at the feet of his Master asking for the path. His Master stated that the path was very simple and took out a sapling and transplanted it stating: “Utthon put, itthe la”, (take it out from there, and plant it here. This was all that Bulleh Shah was told and till date the mystical kafis (poems) of Bulleh Shah guide the seekers.

Baba Tajuddin Auliya often told his followers to remember God (Allah). He often used to say to a seeker: “Allah allah karte” (take the name of Allah). The Sufis kept themselves engaged in the remembrance of GOD. . The Bhakti Saints considered and prescribed “namsamran” (japa) as the mean to reach the goal.

Shri SaiSatcharita states that Shri Shirdi Sai often directed the devotees to do either “namsamran”/read a book like “Panchratni Geeta”, “Nath Bhagwat”, “Eknathi Baghwat”, “Vishnu Sahasranam” depending upon the requirement of the devotee .

The Master showed the way by their daily conduct. All the Saints emphasized the necessity of daily prayers in reaching the goal while earning their livelihood.

Saint Kabir worked as a weaver. Saint Raidas worked as a cobbler while walking on the path. It is said that Meera offered riches to Saint Raidas, which were refused by Raidas. In fact the work (action) itself was a means to help the prayers and the Masters offered the(ir) prayers as such. The Sufi Saints too allowed their disciples to earn their livelihood by working in varying capacities while looking within.

The Sufi Saints like the Bhakti Saints eschewed empty ritualism and condemned the same as devoid of any merit. Compassion, kindness, love for fellow human beings is a sine qua non to walk on this path. An interesting story explains this concept. A sufi mendicant once asked God as to the number of persons (hajjis) whose prayers had been accepted by God from the thirty odd thousand hajjis who were then in Kabba. God replied: “None”. Stunned, the Sufi asked God the name of the person whose prayers/ hajj had been accepted. God replied that the person whose prayers had been accepted could not perform the hajj (pilgrimage) despite saving the money over the years by curtailing his essential needs; instead he handed over the money to his neighbor on hearing that his family was without food for days together, requesting him to buy provisions and other items for his family and children.

Shri Sai Satcharita too states that food should first be offered to the weak and the lame, sick persons, guests, etc. before partaking of it. Shri Shirdi Sai repeatedly emphasized the Oneness of all beings by stating that HE exists in cats, dogs, pigs etc. The tenets of spiritualism require no lengthy paraphernalia of rituals to be followed. The shortest way to seek God is to serve others, to make others happy and to not bother others. This, in fact, is the essence of all religions.

While being on the path, use of miracles is not normally encouraged, to prevent the seeker from losing sight of the goal. The Masters led this by example. A Sufi Saint was sitting under a leafless tree in scorching summer, lost in contemplation. A prospective disciple approached the Saint. The disciple by virtue of his prayers converted the tree into one that laden with green leaves in order to provide relief to the Master from the blazing sun. The Saint opened his eyes and again reverted the tree to its original condition of being leafless. The disciple again prayed and converted it into that laden with leaves. This game went on for some time. Exasperated, the Saint now spoke to the prospective disciple: “Have you come here to show or to learn?" The seeker fell at the feet of the Master learning the lesson.

The Masters though having full command over all elements followed the laws of nature as an act of surrender to the divine will. It was then not uncommon to see the Masters and the disciples living in absolute simplicity as ordinary folks while being kings in the real sense of the word. It is not without reason that the prayers sung in praise of Saints hence often contain the word “Rajaadhiraj”, “Maharaj”, “Yogiraj”.

Shri Shirdi Sai regularly begged the merchants in Shirdi for oil to light earthen lamps. It was a routine that the Master had set for himself. It was only when the merchants connived to stop giving the oil for the earthen lamps, that Shri Shirdi Sai showed his amazing spiritual powers, hitherto kept hidden, by converting water into oil for lighting earthen lamps. Could an ordinary person have gone abegging daily, despite possessing miraculous spiritual powers within him?

An anecdote will bring this home. A person asked a Sufi as to whether the stupendous amount of money and riches that received daily had changed him. The Sufi replied: If not receiving this could change him, then he is not a Sufi.

No wonder then, the ways of the Masters were beyond logical comprehension for they worked in unison with the principles of the cosmos undecipherable to the masses.

Shri Ramakrishna Parmahansa himself stated that miracles are an illusion, which need to be shunned to attain the goal. However the example of the Masters using the spiritual powers to help the aggrieved / disciples too abound. In fact there exists no contradiction in this approach of the Masters, for the Masters are beyond the laws of nature. Perhaps in this context the necessity of the Master becomes more apparent. It is not uncommon to see a seeker charmed by minor miracles and wandering astray from the path.

The Masters often instructed the disciple to be charitable.

To quote mystic poet Khalil:

“You often say: I would give but only to the deserving.
The trees in the orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture.
They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.
Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and nights is worthy of all else from you .
And he who has deserved to drink from ocean of life deserves to fill his cup from your little stream.”

The acts of charity ought to hence go unannounced and unacknowledged by the giver for the giver is merely an instrument. Charity however did not mean only sharing the generosities of life with other fellow beings but also extended to the daily actions and extended to the self. This perhaps was then both the simplest and the hardest exercise at once for the pupil.

Charity towards self entailed finding the real self while performing the worldly duties and required charity of all sense organs despite the trappings presented by the material domain encompassing righteous living and conduct. The Master is a living example of the conduct. The charity of the Master extended to include perfecting the child and to empty him. The spirit and the body require different treatment which the Master Knows. As Rumi says: A soul receives from the soul that is Knowing.

Jyotsna Kakkar, Delhi

 

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POEM

Gospel of the Lord

Ye human do not complain
All your woes are in vain.
When ye were born, the world rejoiced
But the lord held thee and cried.
He cried as ye sinned in thy previous birth
He cried as ye had not followed His word.
He cried for ye, as ye have to go through the pain
For all the suffering, for the temptations and for more sin.
He held thee to His heart
As ye crieth with regret.
Alas this is thy destiny,
Fo ye have to go through the agony.
Hoping ye had listenth to His word
It is not too late my child.
Sayeth the Lord to thee
Ye listen to me and I shall take care of thee.
I will bear all thy woes
I will wipe all thy tears.
I will take all thy pain
Be assured ye are mine.
All I want thee to do is sing my name
Ye shall never seek fame.
Beware of the temptation
Fill my form in your imagination.
Always be kind and gentle
Actions always being humble.
Lift your hands to serve
Never expect to be served.
Always pray for others
Before ye prays for thine
Always heed these words
Thee will be saved from sins of all the worlds.
And I shall stand by thee day and night
Guarding ye and thy dearest ones with all my might.
And I will take thee to that height
From where ye will not come back to face this plight.
Promised the lord to this agonising Soul
The child smileth in glee as this is Lords Gospel.

Anitha Kandukuri, Canberra, Australia

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DEVOTEE EXPERIENCE

SAI KRIPA

My wife has been suffering from Endometriosis since 1997 and was under treatment due to extreme pain. We consulted doctors at Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Presently I am posted at Moradabad (UP) whereas my family is residing at Ajmer (Raj). Suddenly in January 2005 my wife suffered severe abdominal pain and had to be admitted to the hospital. The doctors said it was an emergency and advised immediate surgery. When I reached there I was unable to decide what to do. As the surgery was complicated we have been avoiding it. Advanced technology was not available in Ajmer. How could the surgery be done? The doctor was not allowing us to shift her anywhere as there was danger to her life. After passing through considerable state of indecision for the whole day, I went to the temple of Sai Baba for his blessings and help. Ultimately at 12.30 (midnight) I surrendered everything to asked Shri Sai Baba and decided to get the surgery scheduled for the next day.

In the morning when my wife was being taken to the operation theatre I gave her Baba’s Udi, showed her Sai Baba’s photo and asked her to leave everything to Baba. The operation took 2-1/2 hours and was successful. I immediately went to Baba’s temple to offer my gratitude. When I came back my wife was conscious so I put Udi on her forehead and told her that I had been to Baba’s temple. I was stunned to hear what she told me! She said that before anesthesia when she was remembering all the Gods and Sai Baba, suddenly she opened her eyes and clearly saw Sai Baba smiling in the big light over operation table. I was overwhelmed at Sai Baba’s utmost kindness in taking care of everything and ensuring the success of the operation. Everybody was surprised at the fast post operative recovery of my wife. She got real Blessings Of Sadguru Sri Sai Baba.

P.K. Das, Moradabad

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DEVOTEES' FORUM

"Remember always
God's companionship stays always.
Develop your friendship with Him early in life,
And hold His hand until you leave this body.
He will then carry you the rest of the way."
Once the Truth of Indwelling
spirit is recognized,
there dawns the awareness that the whole world is one family.
One is then filled with Divine
Love which becomes the driving force for all of one's actions.
The foremost path for the spiritual aspirant
is the path of complete surrender to the Lord
for earning His love and grace.

S.L.Gupta

Chain letters or emails are received from various persons with some message relating to Sri Shirdi Sai Babaji and the message requires that the receiver circulate the message to some more people for immediate benefits. In some instances, it is warned that failure to do so will render great losses in daily life.
This is a chain action that is performed out of desire for benefits or fear of losses if the mail is not forwarded but the action is not based on real Bhakti towards Baba.

It is advised that message relating to the Baba can surely be sent but not with any kind of illusive grants or curses. Let the real followers of Baba worship Him as they would like.

N V R K Sarma, Hyderabad

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READER'S REFLECTION

I browsed through your site....You have done excellent work....Very Well Done!!!!!!!
I request all the Sai Bhakts to share their experience of Sai in their life so that you can make a separate section on your website entirely dedicated to the real "chamatkars of Sai" as explained by the devotees themselves.

Ananth, Bangalore

I am an ardent reader of your magazine and I wait for it eagerly for the inspiring messages it brings. I feel so much of our Baba's presence whenever I read these issues. Sometimes when I feel down and low, Baba sends me His love and guidance through his magazine. I send my warm wishes and regards to all those who make this wonderful magazine possible. My pranams to Satpathyji. My love and devotion at the feet of Baba.

Renuka Arun, Hamilton ,Canada

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NEWS OF SHIRDI SAI ACTIVITIES

SHIRDI SAI BABA SANSTHAN, CANADA

Guru Purnima Celebrations

Sunday, July 29, 2007, 8:00 AM at Gur Mandir, 207 Queen’s Plate, Toronto (Etobicoke).

Program Highlights: Maha Abhishek, Traditional Aartis, Bhajan Sandhyaa, Sri Sai Satya-Vratha Puja, Palki Procession, Booth from the Shirdi Sai Resource Centre, Gift of Blessings to Take Home (one per family)

PS: Devotees interested to participate Sai Satya Vrat Puja similar to Satya Narayan Vrat Puja are requested to register their name before July 20th 2007 (limited Seating first come first serve)

 

For other Details call 416-294-4804 or visit http://www.shirdisainath.org/

THE RESOURCE CENTRE

Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan, Canada is pleased to announce the establishment of it's first Resource Centre in Woodbridge, Toronto. All visits are by appointment only. Shri Sai Satcharita is available in all languages. The Resource Centre is open Monday to Friday between 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Location: Maple Crest Private School - 28 Roytech Rd. Woodbridge, On L4L 8E4 Ph: 905 - 652-6666. For other Details call 416-294-4804 or visit http://www.shirdisainath.org/

 

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 and holidays and in the morning and evenings on all weekdays. Baba's Kakad Aarti, Abhishek Puja, Madhyan Aarti, Dhoop Aarti, Satcharita Reading and Shej Aarti are performed every day. Bhajans and Sai Naam Sankirtan in the evening on Thursday and Saturday. For information regarding the daily schedule, temple activities and events please visit Mandir's website: http://www.theshirdisaimandir.com/ or send an email to info@theshirdisaimandir.com or call 647-444-4724.

 

SHIRDI SAI PARIVAR VANCOUVER

Guru Purnima Celebrations

Shirdi Sai parivar Vancouver is celebrating Guru purnima on 28th July,2007(chanting Baba's names,japa, bhajans,dhoop aarti,prasadam ---2pm onwards)at Shri Durga mandir,unit # 210,7750 --128 st,Surrey,BC, V3W 0R6.
On 29th July,2007 (Baba's abhishek , madhyaan aarti,bhajans --11.30am onwards) at 8571,118 A St,Delta, BC,V4C 6L2.
For further details contact (604) 592 4182 or email, say.sai.sai@gmail.com.


SHRI SHIRDI SAI SANSTHAN LOS ANGELES

By the grace of our Shirdi Sai we are happy to announce the inauguration of Shri Shirdi Sai Temple in LA region in the city of Montebello. We need the support of all Sai Devotees. For more information please email krishna@shirdisaila.org

 

SHIRDI SAI CENTER, BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA

Location: 897-B E. Kifer Rd, Sunnyvale, CA - 94086

Daily timings and activities:

Weekdays:
6:15 am – 7:40 am: Abhishekam and Kakad Arathi at 6:30 am
11.45 am – 12:30 pm: Madhyan Arathi at 12:00 pm
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm: Dhoop Arathi at 6:30 pm and Shej Arathi at 8:30 pm

Weekends:
6:15 am – 7:40 am: Kakad Arathi at 6:30 am
11:00 am – 9:30 pm: Madhyan Arathi at 12:00 pm, Dhoop Arathi at 6:30 pm and Shej Arathi at 8:30 pm

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

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

 

SHRI SHIRDI SAI SAMAJ MALAYSIA

No.744-1, Tingkat 1, Jln. Sentul Selatan, Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This is a new Shirdi Baba center in malaysia. We conduct weekly prayers/arathi at the following times:
Friday - 7pm - 10.30pm
Sunday - Noon - 2.30pm

Our official centre website is http://saisamaj.blogspot.com
For more information, please email
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PERSATUAN SHIRDI SAI BABA SELANGOR, MALAYSIA

This is to inform all of you that we have a Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Malaysia. Here we have daily prayers and special prayers on thursday mornings 9.00am and bhajans and satsang from 8 pm onwards. Also breakfast, lunch and dinner, cooked by our seva-group is provided to all devotees. other than that first thursday of the month we have talk on spirituality, second thursday on health, third thursday satsang on Sai Satcharitra, fourth thursday talk on general topics, by experts in the respective fields. Lot of charitable activities are conducted by our Centre,like sponsoring immediate services to childrens\' homes, old-folks homes, sick and needy, etc. etc.

If any devotee, from Malaysia or Singapore likes to join our Centre, please contact Mr.SP Kannan at Mobile -012-2739486; usha - 006122392911; Res: 03-33717540. Our Centre address is : Persatuan Shirdi Sai Baba Selangor, No.2574, Jalan Seruling 59, Taman Klang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.Thank you and Sai Ram.

 

SHIRDI SAI TEMPLE SINGAPORE

The dream of having a full fledged exclusive Shirdi Sai Temple in Singapore, will soon come true. Thanks to the efforts of a Sai devotee in making this happen. The Shirdi Sai Baba Centre in Singapore is now live with the 3rd floor function hall, Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman temple, being secured and converted to a full fledged exclusive Shirdi Sai worship centre. The Centre will be devoted to celebrating the life & teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba only. For more information visit our website http://www.saisansthan.com

SHIRDI SAI BABA SANSTHAN, AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND

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

7.00 pm - 7.50 pm Sai Bhajans,
7.50 pm - 8.10 pm Pravachan and Sai Ashtotharam
8.10 pm - 8.30 pm Shej Aarthi
8.30 pm - 9.00 pm Prasad distribution.
For more details Contact us Amar Alluri(President) Mobile: (+64) 27 230 5360 Email: President@shirdisaibaba.org.nz or Sai Krishna Tridandapani (Secretary) Mobile: (+64) 21 239 7907 Email: Secretary@shirdisaibaba.org.nz

Address: Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan of NZ, P.O. Box: 16142,
Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand. Visit our website www.shirdisaibaba.org.nz


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