FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE
one realizes the Sadguru, he will realize God and vice-versa,
as he is the unmanifested form of God on this earth. Therefore,
the role of the Sadguru is so magnanimous and universal covering
the entire macro and micro dimensions of the universe that
no amount of literature produced by the entire human civilization
through millions of years of efforts can codify even an infinitesimally
small quantity of knowledge about their role.
examples from the lives of Saints will perhaps give a better
Take for example, the relationship of Shri Ramakrishna Parmahamsa
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 potential
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 body. What
Shri 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. He was the ‘charge man’
of Shri Ramakrishna and spread his message all the world over
through his famous speech in the World Parliament of Religions
in 1893 at Chicago. After Shri Ramakrishna 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.
from 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.
Such 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 latter 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. Similarly Sadguru Shri
Lokanath Brahmachari 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 anybody else than
the Sadguru who has taken over the entire responsibility of
such devotees. All other persons including his family members
and closest relatives cannot understand the value of this
disciple. The 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.
the ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’, written by Shri
Yogananda it is mentioned that the disciple Shri Lahiri Mahashaya
and his Guru Shri Mahavatara Baba had striking physical similarities.
In some cases even the voice and way of expression of the
Sadguru and his close disciple have been found to be similar.
the Pivot of the universe ushers in all major and important
events of history like change of rulers, wars, large scale
destructions, new discoveries leading human civilization in
the path of evolution, spread and sustenance of spiritual
energy on earth through temples, churches and other groups
carrying on such jobs. Only a few evolved souls can know as
to which Master, through what method got wars precipitated,
settled peace and opened the door to new fields of knowledge
to help mankind.".........
FROM "LIFE OF SAI BABA" BY NARASIMHA SWAMI
Hemad Pant was lucky enough to get a Government job for a
short while, and thereafter he acted upon Baba's advice that
he should serve Baba. So, he helped greatly in the manage¬ment
of Sai Baba’s Sansthan after 1918, between 1920-21.
He looked after the accounts and greatly helped in the publication
of Sai Lila Masik also. But his most important service was
the writing of the first 51 or 52 chapters of the Sai Sat
his death in 1929, the 53rd chapter was added on and the complete
book has been published. It is a monument of masterly, sonorous,
Marathi verse, picturing Sai Baba’s lilas and setting
forth Baba’s utterances and conduct in a way that would
always be remembered. So, the effect of the study of Baba’s
lilas is the great service Hemad Pant renders. Baba himself
said that a study of his lilas would put an end to ignorance
and ferry people across samsara.
make them get laya in Sai by constantly remembering his lilas,
words, and nature, especially his nature as Sarvantaryami.
Baba, as he himself declared, is the Soul of all souls. Everything
is his form. By constant medi¬tation on Baba's lilas,
one can get an experience of Baba in all forms.
Sarva bhutani cha Atmani
Ikshate Yoga Yuktatma
means, Seeing God in all creatures and all creatures in God,
by steadfast practise of Yoga, the Yogi has equality in viewing
all. Numerous others passages of the Gita show how important
it is to get a correct view of and feeling towards all creatures
proceeding from reverence to sympathy or love and finally
to identity with them. The technique to be adopted for achieving
these steps is pointed out here; and this is the greatest
service that Dabolkar has rendered.
closing the chapter, we might well note that the most important
contribution is the central truth of Sai Baba’s life
and teaching, namely that true religious growth is not based
upon the study of the Vedas or mantras or the adoption of
any yoga practise or any ritual but the recognition of love
as the beginning, middle and end of all religion and that
love is best and easiest when directed not to an abstraction
or a peripheral idea but to a concrete Guru whom you love
and who loves you, and that all other sadhanas are unnecessary.
There are other truths Dabolkar gained in his contact with
Baba which have been revealed for the benefit of others though
they have little importance.
takes charge of his bhaktas even when he does not expressly
use the words which he used to Dixit, 'Kaka why have you any
cares, all cares are mine'. Baba-said of Dabolkar; 'I serve
within his house', that is, Baba agreed to look after the
temporal welfare as well as the spiritual welfare of Dabolkar.
Dabolkar noted time and again the reality of this protection
and guarding influence was not only in his case but also in
those of his relations. Having found Baba to be a precious
gem or mine, he took his two sons-in-law with him to Baba,
one after another, R.R. Samant, and Galwankar as also the
rest of his family. ".....
incident happened way back in 2004 in Bangalore where I was
staying with my husband. Unlike my husband, I was then unaware
of the silent splendour of Baba. One particular day in the
evening, my husband was chatting with his friend about Baba
and his supreme deeds. I was silently listening to this and
in my heart asked these questions, "Is Baba such a great
person?" , "Does He do miracles?", "Is
He worthy of so much devotion?" and many more doubts
that an atheist would ask about God. The bell rang and I went
out to see who it was.
was a girl standing there with a note book and she said she
had come from Sri Sai orphanage and asked me to help the kids
with money or material. I was so shaken by the coincidence
that my eyes filled with tears. Here I was doubting this immortal
person and there He was standing as a girl to answer all my
doubts. Why should the girl come on that particular day, that
particular time from that particular place?
opened my heart and mind towards Baba. I still did not have
complete faith and as time went by, little things kept adding
to my faith towards the supreme soul, Baba and today I know
that He exists and blesses anyone who prays to Him with a
sincere heart. May He bless all the devotees and instill never
ending faith in their hearts! Om Sai, Sri Sai, Jai Jai Sai!
San Diego, USA
experience, articles poems etc.
THE INCARNATON OF LOVE
During every circumstance,
He examines your faith (shraddha) and patience (saburi),
Grants your every hope,
Sai, the incarnation of love.
Sai showers the rain of happiness freely.
He fulfills the need before it is desired,
Displays His presence before He is remembered.
Sai, the incarnation of love.
times of calamity,
When you shower some drops of tears,
He lifts you out of every difficulty.
Elevates you at every step;
Your footsteps disappear, but His blissful feet leave sacred
Sai, the incarnation of love.
experience, articles poems etc.
The power of inspiration is mighty. For more than a century
a brief quotation has been making the rounds, repeated over
and over again in print, and widely spread by word of mouth.
No one knows who originally wrote or said it, though it has
been variously attributed to many great writers. No one knows
when it was said, or how it came to take such firm hold of
the world's heart and mind. But take hold it did, impelling
untold numbers of people to be kinder and more considerate
to their fellow beings. It remains as fresh and vital as ever,
a familiar little gem of inspiration:
"I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore
that I can do, or any kindness I can show to any human being,
let me do it now."
It is a reminder to all of us that we do not live for ourselves
alone, that we must do what we can to help others, to lighten
a burden or soften grief, whenever the need arises. The following
story is a classic example on helping others:
"Once a kind-hearted man, wise but poor, lived in a tiny
hut. One rainy night he had just returned from a hard day's
work and was warming himself near the fire on which he had
cooked his humble supper. Suddenly there was a knock at the
door. A man had lost his way. Could he have shelter? "Come
in," the wise man said. "My place is big enough
Then came a second knock. Another stranger had lost his way.
Again the wise man said, "Come in," thinking to
himself that the two strangers could share his cot and he
would sleep on the floor.
A third knock sounded, and he welcomed another refugee from
the storm. "Come in. We will squeeze together. We will
be warmer that way."
There was a fourth knock. "Come in. We can all stand
comfortably in the hut."
A fifth person was welcomed and the hut was crowded indeed.
But the wise man was undisturbed. "Let us sing hymns
and thank God for our shelter."
But when the sixth knock came, he opened the door to welcome
yet another person, ready to make a place by going out himself.
Then all at once the room became larger, aglow with Divine
light. The sixth caller was the Lord Himself."
Where there is love, there is always room. Indeed love cannot
be constrained by walls.
He who does good to another does good also to himself, not
only in the consequence but in the very act. For the consciousness
of well-doing is in itself ample reward. In the hustle and
bustle of life today, when so few of us take time out to think
of others, its good to remember the generous and wise man.
Let Sadguru Sainath Give Us Strength To Do Good Always
piece of advice...This, we must take as directive since we
do not understand any other polite language...We Hindus take
everything casually...We, Saibaba devotes must have prescribed
dress code while going inside a Shri Shirdi Saibaba Temple,
• There should not be pushing around while in queue...
• While in queue we must not even ask the person in
front to move forward; let him take his time to understand
that devotees are waiting behind him...he must realise this...
• We must not discuss while waiting in the queue, even
if we have to wait a while, just quietly recite Sainathai
is my true story. What you plant is what you reap. I planted
unfaithfulness towards my wife, I did breach of trust, I broke
confidence, I ruined lives & now I am paying for it. It
is only my Baba who is there with me at this time. There is
no one else to support me & get my family & life back
be careful of your action.
• if you want to do bad for someone try to push it back
or ignore it, it will save you in future
• if you want to do good for someone do it right away
you never will have time to do it later or not.
Please be careful. He is watching us always.
feelings about Shirdi Sai in Devotees’ Forum
I am very,
very grateful and thankful to those Sai devotees who made
this website of Heritage of Shirdi Sai happen. I am a true
Sai Baba devotee and always get good margdarshan through the
newsletters. Shri Satpathyji's messages are a great guiding
force for all of us towards the way of spiritualism and towards
our own Shri Shirdi Sai Baba. Baba is with us every moment
of life and will always be. I am very fortunate to experience
His presence in my life and the experiences He gives me.
the newsletter brings me closer to Baba. I know that He is
always with me and that is why He is allowing me to read these
NEWS OF SHIRDI
SHIRDI SAI BABA RADIO
With the 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
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 http://sairadio.blogspot.com/
. You will also find a lot of important information at this
site in the coming weeks.
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
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
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
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,
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
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 activities.
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 8571,
118A St, Delta, V4C 6L2. For further details contact (604)
592 4182 or email, email@example.com.
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
is open from
9:00 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/.
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/
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 48125, USA
Daily timings and activities:
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);
SHIRDI SAI SAMAJ MALAYSIA
Tingkat 1, Jln. Sentul Selatan, Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur,
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
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.
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
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 website
SAI BABA SANSTHAN, AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND
Venue Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall, 13 May Road, Mt Roskill,
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 Ravi Chittajallu (Secretary) Mobile: (+64) 21 332 922 Email:
Address: Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan of NZ, P.O. Box: 16142,
Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand. Visit our website http://www.shirdisaibaba.org.nz/
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