FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE
SAHEB DIXIT - The devotee par-excellence of Baba
us examine the example given under the caption reading
‘Ordeal of Guru Bhakti’ in Shri Sai Satcharitra
Chapter XXIII. Once Baba, asked Fakir Pir Mohammad of
Malegaon alias Badebaba whom Baba used to provide with
shelter, food and also pay Rs. 50.00 daily to behead a
goat. Bade Baba flatly refused to kill it and confronted
Baba with the argument ‘why it should be killed
for nothing?’ Definitely full faith was lacking
in Bade Baba.
then asked Shyama another “close devotee.having
lots of benefits, both material and temporal out of Baba
to kill the goat. Shyama went to the house of Radhakrishnamai,
another prominent devotee, got a knife and placed it before
Baba. Now Radhakrishnamai, inspite of all the devotion
she had for Baba, recalled the knife when she knew of
the purpose. It was not that she was being asked to kill
the goat but that only her knife was to be used by some
that she would not agree to knowing fully well that it
was Baba’s order. Shyama, took advantage of the
situation and in the pretext of getting another knife
stayed back to avoid the problem and returned after the
problem was over. Undoubtedly, both these characters,
inspite of their worshipful reverence for Baba had their
own ideas about Papa and Punya. They certainly had not
developed full faith in Baba by then. Then Baba asked
Kaka Saheb Dixit, an educated Brahmin, a famous solicitor
of Bombay to bring a knife and kill the goat.
the prevalent social condition in the first two decades
of Maharastra, it would have been unthinkable for a Brahmin
even to think of killing a goat by his own hands far to
speak of actually doing so. But Kaka Saheb Dixit reacted
quickly. He got a knife, positioned himself and raised
it for giving the blow on the goat, and looked at Baba
for the final signal. Baba was testing him, till the last
moment when he said “What are you thinking, go on
he was about to strike, Baba immediately asked him to
stop and asked him as to how, being a Brahmin, he was
trying to kill a goat. By this time Kaka had already passed
the test having blindly followed the orders of the Guru
but Baba wanted others present to kno.w about the thought
process in Kaka’s mind, his level of faith in Him
by putting such a question.
Saheb Dixit had revealed the quality of Bhakti and faith
in him as spelt out in the Geeta and extolled by all saints.
He said to Sai “your word is law unto us, we do
not know or consider whether it is right or wrong to kill,
we do not want to reason or discuss things, but implicit
and prompt compliance with Guru’s order is our duty
did not try to bring in his reason like Bade Baba or think
of right or wrong like Radha Krishna Mai or Shyama. He
was a renowned solicitor of Bombay had become famous because
he was the solicitor in Balgangadhar Tilak’s case
and had profound capacity of reasoning and language. He
had also read many many books dealing with religious and
when the order of Sadguru came he forgot all He knew and
immediately got ready to obey the orders of the Sadguru,
which was his only Dharma. In agreeing to kill the goat,
he was not properly playing the role of a good Brahmin,
an intellectual or a solicitor. At that moment he was
purely and simply playing the role of a most faithful
disciple carrying out the Guru’s commands.
is because of this unshakable faith under all conditions
that Baba promised to take him in a Vimana (i. e. Sadgiti)
at the time of death. The manner in which Kaka sahib Dixit
breathed his last in a moving train in 1926 (as mentioned
in Shri Sai Satcharitra) lends testimony to the strength
of his devotion, unshakable faith and his closeness to
Kaka Saheb Dixit was made instrumental in solving most
of the important problems regarding Baba’s affairs
and giving a lead to other devotees after Baba had left
his mortal body. It is he whose intervention settled the
quarrel between the Hindus and Muslims at Shirdi on the
issue of entombment/rituals concerning Baba’s mortal
is he who was primarily responsible along with others
in the creation of Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan at Shirdi
and also starting the publication of the ‘Sai Leela’
magazine. Further, for the convenience and lodging of
devotees visiting Shirdi, he had built a big rest house
called Dixit Wada under the orders of Baba.".........
Q & A
say that we are submitting our good and bad actions to
Baba. At times knowing that we are committing a wrong
deed we still do so. Why can’t we stop such actions?
Despite all our efforts
if we are not able to control our negative thoughts and
actions then it could be the effect of cause or our Samskara
carried forward from the previous lives. What happens
spontaneously is predestined. For example, we don’t
want accidents to take place.
Even then accidents
do happen at times without any mistake from our side because
the laws of Karma are inevitable. Our past Samskars or
impressions which propel us to precipitate certain actions
come from many births and they can only be removed through
a protracted period of time.
The Sadguru says that,
“I have no objections even if you commit mistakes
a thousand times because I know that you will commit mistakes
as you carry the impressions and seeds of Karma through
thousands of births. But I expect only sincere efforts
from your side to evolve in the direction of inner transformation
through a process of self analysis and honest actions.
Go on trying as I
ask you to do. Through this process you will surely evolve.”
Sadguru knows that His devotees are bound to commit mistakes.
Sadgurus are the incarnations of forgiveness, patience
and peace. Therefore, their grace is necessary for evolving
out of such a situation through Shraddha and Saburi as
prescribed by Shri Shirdi Sai Baba. Through Guru Kripa,
we are sure to evolve.
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FROM "LIFE OF SAI BABA" BY NARASIMHA SWAMI
asti yaavati scaktih paapa nirharane hareh
Taavat kartum nascaknoti paatakam paataki janah
means, "No sinner can commit so many or so heinous
sins as to make it impossible for God’s name to
redeem him." It is folly and ignorance of a highly
self-destructive sort on the part of a sinner to limit
the power of God to redeem him. Hence neither Sai nor
Chaitanya despaired of redeeming desperate characters.
Just as Chaitanya drew Madho and Jagai from the depths
of an almost bottomless pit to the heights of saintliness,
so Baba has done in the case of Das Ganu.
words used in the first stanza above quoted show the power
of God’s name. It is just as well to point out that
practically God's name and God are not different. The
name has a power because it is God’s name. If it
is the name of the devil or any other person, it would
not have such power. But the name is so closely intertwined
with the object that even philosophers confound the two.
is a school of nominalist philosophers who say that everything
is only name and that there is nothing beyond. Commonsense
rebels against this view and most people join the conceptualist
or realist school saying that objects exist apart from
names and we have a conception of an object to which name
is applied as a handle. No doubt the cleverness of songsters
and poets makes them attach undue importance to the bare
fact of the name as in the following stanza:
ranga ninhang yako
Nee naama bala ondu iddare sako
means, ‘O, Ranga (or God), what is the use of your
prowess or anything else except your name? The power of
your name is sufficient’. The songster begins to
instance the cases of Draupadi, Gajendra, Ajamila, etc.,
to prove that the name was sufficient in all these cases
to save them and that God himself was not wanted for the
purpose of saving.
is obviously absurd in the case of Draupadi and Gajendra
where God himself took action or appeared and saved the
devotees. Only in the case of Ajamila, there is some degree
of justification for the poetic flair, and perhaps some
basis for it in the Bhagavata stanza which runs as follows:
alam agha nirharanaya pumsam
sankritanam bhagavato gunakarma namnam
Aakruscya putram aghavan yat Ajamilo api
Naarayana iti Mriyamanaiyaya muktim.
means. ‘To wipe off sins of men, it is enough if
they go on with sankirtanam, that is, good singing or
recital of God's gunas, (qualities), karma (deeds), and
nama (names). (For example) Ajamila, though a great sinner,
by barely calling out the name of his child Narayana at
the moment of death obtained mukti.
seems a basis for saying that the bare utterance of God’s
name, even though the utterance was only of the name of
the child bearing God’s name, at the moment of death,
would have the effect of saving a man.”……
Materialism Lead to Spiritual Progression?
People across the
globe, have taken to worship of Baba in difficult times
and have experienced His grace in resolution of their
personal problems. Devotees of Baba know that Sai Satcharita
parayan or Sai Naam jaap helps to resolve the problems.
Even though the initial relationship established between
the devotee and the God is conditional, the solutions
and guidance rendered through the prayers helps in intensifying
their faith in Baba and paves the way for spiritual evolution.
Baba, Himself encouraged
devotees to come to Him to seek solutions for their monetary
and other materialistic problems. After satisfying their
wants, Baba encouraged devotees to move towards spirituality
by worshiping Nirgun and Nirakaar form and reading sacred
scriptures which help man, in understanding the purpose
and aim of human life and its actual state.
Reading Sai Satcharita has many benefits and one should
turn to reading it for solutions to problems. However
the devotees entangled with materialism, forget that Baba
came down on the earth in human form with a purpose. Baba's
aim was to remove our ignorance and give permanent relief
from the mundane problems through spiritual evolution.
Baba gave us subtle hints about the spiritual process
through parables as well as through practical examples.
Baba's core teaching constitute -
was the real Lordship as it was everlasting, and the so
called Lordship (riches) was transient".
Detachment to materialistic
things and people.
Charity should be
done with pure detachment and generosity and awe.
Baba never encouraged people to buy expensive things for
Him when He was in physical form in Shirdi. Baba said
money and women were bar to spiritual progress (chapter
14). Mahalsapathy, ardent devotee of Baba was very poor.
When Hansraj, the rich merchant, wanted to give money
to Mahalsapathy, Baba prevented Mahalsapathy from accepting
What was the reason
behind this? Baba may have wanted to establish the fact
that spiritual progression is independent of the materialistic
needs. Baba made sure that Mahalsapathy always had basic
needs for discharging his duties as a family man, so there
was no need for money which would bar his spiritual progress.
In present times affluent
devotees of Baba create a big fuss and make a public show
of donating things to Baba when the same can be done anonymously.
A few devotees like to let the world know that they are
associated with the gifts given to Baba. Such acts makes
one think that there is a secret agenda behind giving
gifts to Baba and announcing their act to the world at
The desire to be recognised
by the society as a philanthropist or establish connections
or contacts and buy their way into the elite society,
or it could be as simple as fulfilling a pledge to God.
However, this does not need publicity. Such acts breed
competition among other well to do devotees, who want
to surpass the generosity by giving more expensive gifts.
There is a paradigm shift of detachment, the move is away
from the attachment from money to that of fame. There
is no spiritual progression when such attitudes prevail.
The prime focus of
modern man is on wealth and materialism. To progress and
evolve spiritually one must step out of the box of materialism.
This move happens only when one understands the significance
of Baba's teachings as mentioned in the Sai Satcharita.
God does not show discrimination; neither is He swayed
by the riches and gifts offered. What God seeks is pure
In chapter 4 of Sai
Satcharita, Hemadpant describes the personality of Baba
“The rich or poor people were the same to Him. He
did not know or care for honour or dishonour. He was the
Lord of all beings.” Would such a Master be moved
by the riches of this world? No parent would like to live
in riches whilst His children suffer. Can Baba, our father,
who is always thinking about the welfare of the devotees,
be happy sitting on a flashy golden throne studded with
jewels and be adorned in dainty clothes when His children
are dying of hunger, abuse and poverty?
The concept of “Manava
Seva is Madhava Seva” – service to man is
service to God, inspires the genuine spiritual aspirants
to come up with ways and means of attaining spiritual
progression through acts of kindness. Sincere spiritual
aspirants set up family trusts to spend on the genuine
causes, or adopt their native villages to develop them,
help getting girls married, sponsor a child or provide
scholarships to economically disadvantaged children and
help them to study.
The reason why not
many affluent devotees take to these acts is due to the
fact that the world does not know and appreciate their
acts when done anonymously. There seems to be a misplaced
idea that acts of charity are done to please and impress
the world at large rather than impressing Baba and earn
honour in His durbar.
Baba cautioned “..Do
not be deluded by worldly honor. The form of the Deity
should be firmly fixed in the mind. Let all the senses
and mind be ever devoted to the worship of the Lord, let
there be no attraction for any other thing; fix the mind
in remembering Me always, so that it will not wander elsewhere,
towards body, wealth and home.
Then it will be calm,
peaceful and care-free. This is the sign of the mind,
being well engaged in good company. If the mind is vagrant,
it cannot be called well-merged." (Chapter 6 Satcharita).
Next time while doing
Sai Satcharita Parayan one should to reflect on Baba’s
teachings. When we stop making a show of our spirituality
and lead a simple life and help others, Baba showers His
grace upon us. Let us be honest.
We cannot please everybody
we meet even if we were to sacrifice all our wealth or
life, but when we make Baba happy by serving at least
one person by praying for them, donate a very small amount
or give a meal to a hungry child by keeping their dignity,
Baba is pleased. When Baba is pleased He returns what
we give Him in manifold. Earning the grace of God is the
It is not easy to
lead the life as described by Baba. Hurdles and failures
are common. But a small step at a time is sure to lead
us to success. Let us remember the effort of the squirrel
in building a bridge for Lord Rama in Ramayana –
Lord Rama was pleased with the effort of squirrel and
blessed it abundantly.
Every small gesture
of service to the needy, offered with humility, pleases
Baba more than a pompous show of wealth which is a waste.
Let us think of Baba when we eat, while embarking on a
task, discharging our duty, and talk to Him as we would
to a parent living with us. A humble request, let us ponder
and analyse our acts and seek Baba’s blessings to
guide us in the right path to progress and evolve spiritually.
to coming to Spain my mother used to reside in Mumbai
in the company of her grandfather who was a very spiritual
person and used to take her to a Sai temple. We have a
Sai Murti in our home but we do not consider this to be
a statue but Sai himself. Getting the Sai Murti was a
dream coming true of my mother.
visiting India in the year 1978 she received it in a wooden
box as a gift from a relative. The weight of the statue
was exactly 26 kg as seen by my mother in her dream. Daily
pooja was performed at home and we all visited Shirdi
a few years later when we travelled to India.
year on the occasion of Sai's Puniya Tithi (Maha Samadhi)
we have kept Sai Charitra Parayan, Abhishek Pooja, (Sai's
Bath) Bhajan/Kirtan and Prashadham distribution at home
as we have been doing for the past 26 years now with Sai's
I was almost 13 years old I had a little accident and
had to undergo a couple of surgeries of my foot in Spain.
The pain and damage caused to the tissues remained and
someone suggested that we visit a very good surgeon in
Mumbai. He admitted me in his clinic immediately in order
to operate. After the operation he insisted that I should
stand up and start walking. I had lost my confidence.
a couple of days after I was discharged from hospital,
I had visited a small Sai temple in the (Khar west area)
in Mumbai. While climbing the first step to access the
temple a man said in hindi, looking at my mother "she
will be fine. She is blessed by Sai"and gave me the
prasad he was carrying. There was no way he could have
figure out that I have had a surgery as I was wearing
socks and he could not see the bandages etc..
few weeks later, my mother, her cousin brother, his wife
and I rented a car and a driver and travelled to Shirdi.
As we reached Shirdi there were tons of people queuing
at the samadhi temple and there was water running on the
floor. The security guards had just closed the main gate
entrance and were pushing all those ladies, men and little
kids who somehow wanted to cross the metal bar gates and
jump to enter the Temple.
mother and her cousins were quite concerned as I could
not stand for very long and we had come all the way to
take His darshan and they had closed the doors till the
next Morning Aarti which takes place at 5 o'clock.
had an intuition that I was not going to wait till the
next morning. My mothers cousin explained that we had
come all the way etc... etc... but they couldn't careless.
Those were the rules and they were a lot of ill people,
handicapped and others waiting for so long too. They suggested
we find a place to stay or just to wait outside as others
were doing. In the old days you could wait sitting on
the floor, but nowadays it is different as the entire
pilgrimage area is closed inside a complex.
kept on watching everyone’s faces but deep inside,
I knew that something was about to happen. Some young
guard wearing a green uniform without even talking to
my mother or asking for permission lifted me up in his
arms and told my relatives to follow. As we reached upstairs
he said I would have to walk a little. I said but the
floor is wet and he said do not worry; take His darshan.
lifted me again as we came close to the Samadhi and the
pandit who was still there wearing kind of a red dhoti,
gave me a rose flower and prasad from a big metal circular
deep vase. I was also taken to a back room which is still
there in the Samadhi Temple was given vibhuti and coconut.
My mother’s relatives believed it was a miracle
and so did my mother and I.
were about to leave when someone suggested we should stay
overnight. The next day we visited Dwarkamai Temple and
Gurusthan. From that day until today, I have experienced
an unlimited number of Sai leelas. Whatever I am today
is only thanks to Sai. Whenever I have found myself in
tension or trouble He has come to rescue me. "Sai
ki Leela Hain Aparampar".
the past 31 years now He has been showering His Grace
on all the members of my family, friends and visitors
who have come to take His darshan at home. I would like
to convey a message to all Sai devotees and to those who
are getting to know Him, never to lose hope and to keep
their faith firm and have patience.
if you feel things are going wrong, have patience. Just
call for Him and He will always be there with you. Do
not remember Him only when you are in trouble and when
you suffer. Chant His name and practice His teachings
in daily life, it is only then that you will feel His
presence everywhere you go.
Motwani, Ceuta - Spain
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Thou art my father, my mother,
My Lord, my Master, my everything.
Make me but a blade of grass
Under Thy lotus feet
For Thou to tread upon.
Ruffle Thy kindly fingers
Through my scarce hair
In silent Blessing.
O Icon of compassion,
Accept this tiny bouquet of flowers,
Offered at Thy lotus feet.
Fan the dying embers
Of my weak fluttering heart
For just a little while more
Only to serve Thee
To my heart's fill.
Light up my twilight sky
With variegated sunset colours,
Ere the Night falls
And I remain no more.
Mishra, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
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TOPIC OF DISCUSSION
BABA AND NATIONAL INTERGRATION
Malik Ek” the words uttered by the Holy Master Shirdi
Sai Baba not only sums up the whole truth of the concept
of national integration but also that of universal integration.
There is One God, the Eternal, the only Being, none exists
God is the god of every creed, the god of all. Names make
no difference to Him. Allah, God, Gott, Diew, Khuda, Brahma,
Bhagawan…..and yet God is beyond the limitations
of name. He is in the sun, wind, water, fire and in all
forms. God in all and all in God.
Baba’s teachings and philosophy show that all sacred
scriptures speak the same truth. The paths may be various
but the goal is the same. All paths integrate in the same
knowledge and truth of the only Almighty God. The message
brought by the many prophets, saints sages, seers and
divinities are all the same.
is a land of various races, various religions and various
languages. These diversities, which should be celebrated,
have actually caused further divisions not only economically
but also spiritually. We live in a highly materialistic
world and the urgent problem facing humanity is to devise
ways and means of eliminating competition, conflict and
rivalry in all subtle and gross forms which they assume
in various spheres of life.
and distinguishing is the chief activity of the mind and
it is the most powerful tool we have. It is indeed the
major barrier to our understanding things as they actually
are. All of humanity are quarreling over issues of “my
god and yours.” Today religion to a large extent
has become a divisive rather than a unifying force.
of bringing about an end to violence and hatred through
realization of the fundamental oneness of all life, it
has brought more violence, conflict, turmoil and hatred.
National integration in India is a crying need of the
day. Today, there is more division between people, as
well as between different religions and even within the
scenario brings to mind the following parables told by
Maulana Jelaluddin Rumi in his “Mathnawi”.
Four people were given money. The first man was a Persian.
He said “I will buy some Angur”. The second
man, an Arab said “No, I want Inab”. The third
man who was a Turk wanted to buy some “Uzum”
The Fourth, a Greek wanted to buy "Stafil”.
started to fight because they did not know what lay beyond
the words. They all had information, but had no knowledge.
One man of wisdom could have reconciled them all, as such
that each man could know that each in his own language
wanted the same thing - “Grapes”
durbar in the dilapidated Masjid which He called “Dwarkamai”
was a reflection of not just his preaching but the actual
practice of religious, economic, social and national integration.
The original photograph of 1916 along with Sri Booty and
Sri Bhagoji Shinde is a reminder that He truly practiced
what He preached.
who stepped into His Durbar were treated equally irrespective
of exterior differences of caste, creed and socio –economic
status. The Sai Satcharita mention” Princes and
Paupers were treated alike by Him”. Sai Baba like
Buddha practiced the truth of “One Brotherhood”,
the human brotherhood which unites the children of earth
indiscriminately in the Fatherhood of God. His mission
was to free oneself from national, racial and religious
boundaries and unite ourselves in the “human brotherhood
which is devoid of the differences of caste, class, creed
race and religion.
life is a portrayal of his tolerance and understanding
and He allowed everyone to have his own path and did not
compare the principles of others with His own but allowed
freedom of thought to everyone. All places were considered
sacred enough for His worship and to Him all religions
conveyed the religion of the soul. “I saw Thee in
the sacred Kabba and in the Temple of the idol also Thee
Him all were like the beads of the rosary. He never claimed
to belong to any particular religion. His devotees belonged
to different religions. Hindus, Muslims, Parsis, and Christians
came for His darshan. Baba Himself did not profess any
particular religion but confirmed each in his own. His
mode of teaching and instruction were borne of love and
compassion as per the mental make up and capacity of His
are moral principles taught to mankind by various teachers,
by many traditions, each one differing from others, like
separate drops coming out of the fountain, but when we
look, we find there is but one stream although it turns
into several drops on falling.
moral principles may be many but the source of all is
Love. It is love that gives birth to hope, patience, endurance,
forgiveness tolerance, understanding and faith. In the
present atmosphere of disturbing communal propaganda,
it needs to be remembered that Sai’s teachings of
love, peace and tolerance are what the present humanity
Sufi bhakti movement of medieval India navigated by Hindu
and Muslims mystics articulated a powerful vision of amity
and co-existence challenging caste and community division.
Poets like Tulsidas, Surdas, Dawood and Kabir wrote in
the language of the masses.
too spoke in the language of the masses which left many
people wondering if He was a Hindu or a Muslim. Guru Nanak
was asked “What is superior? Islam or Hinduism?
The Guru replied “Devoid of good deeds none will
find place in God’s court. He alone, O Nanak knoweth
the way, who earns with the sweat of his brow and shares
Baba respected other religions and expected His followers
also to do the same. Once Baba came to know that one of
His favorite devotees had recently talked ill of Christ
and Christianity at his lodging. When the devotee came
to massage Baba's feet, Baba shouted “Get away!
Do not massage me”. The devotee understood and repented.
then allowed him to massage His feet as usual. Similarly,
Baba did not like anybody changing his religion. Baba’s
mission was to convince all that all religions are nothing
but different paths leading to the same goal, i.e., realization
of God. He wanted His children to live in peace and harmony.
India needs the same harmony and brotherhood today to
preserve unity and integrity of the nation.
is the path of Shri Sai Baba where religion is redefined
from inside out after replacing the outside authority
by one’s conviction of his own potential that can
be realized in this life span through interacting with
other human beings in a humanistic way.
all we are here to celebrate the same party in different
outfits. One should be free to enjoy his stay on this
planet and be allowed to grow on his own amidst the company
of other growing souls. We, Sai devotees therefore must
make sincere efforts to put His teachings into practice
and pray to Baba for his love and guidance.
Arun, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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CONTROL OF MIND -
SUGGESTED BY BABA
Ninety percent of all health, marital family and financial
problems is rooted in unforgiveness. Unforgiveness not
only makes you a prisoner to your own past but also produces
bitterness. The longer you remember the offense the more
data you accumulate it and occupy your thinking, the more
it shapes your person.
Bitterness is not
just a sin; it is an infection and will infect your whole
life. It makes you become sarcastic, condemning, creates
a nasty disposition, harassed by the memories of what
you can't forgive, your thoughts become malignant toward
others, you get a distorted view of life and you have
literally diseased your whole existence.
Anger begins to rage
in you and it can easily get out of control. Your emotions
begin to run wild. Your mind becomes the victim of your
emotions. You entertain continuing thoughts of revenge.
And what happens? Even casual conversation becomes a forum
for slander, a forum for gossip, a forum for innuendo
against the offender and your flesh not spirit has gained
According to Dale Carnegie,
"When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power
over us: power over our sleep, our appetite, our blood
pressure, our health, and our happiness. Our enemies would
dance with joy if only they knew how they were worrying
us, lacerating us, and getting even with us! Our hate
is not hurting them at all, but our hate is turning our
own days and nights into a hellish turmoil."
To forgive is to release people
from your judgment. Give up the right to pay them back.
Decide to stop playing videotapes of the offence over
and over again in your mind. Forgiveness is not a feeling
but rather it is a choice.
My wish for all:
Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes,
rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips,
sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty
for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being,
faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you
doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the
truth, Love to complete your life.
feelings about Shirdi Sai in Devotees’ Forum
am very thankful to receive "Heritage Of Shirdi Sai"
magazine and Sai Heritage E-Zine. By getting Heritage
of Shirdi Sai I feel like I am being blessed by Shri Sai
Baba through His kind divine mercy and love., I also would
like to thank each and everyone who is working so hard
for this excellent web site.
keep up the good work and may Sai Baba’s blessing
be on you all in this world and the next. Please pray
that I can soon do the darshan of Sai Baba in Shirdi.
Thank you and merci!
These days a lot
of devotees have made Baba a personalized God. although
there is nothing wrong in it, but spreading the teachings
in a sense to grant it a status of religion should be
curbed because it is a beautiful spiritual philosophy
and should remain like that………
Heritage of Shirdi
Sai is a magazine which inspires lot of people to join
the wave of Saism, however the standard articles should
also include certain topics on deeper spiritual and philosophical
thoughts concerning the essence of teachings of Baba in
the strictest spiritual sense.
OF SHIRDI SAI ACTIVITIES
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 this media.
This 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.
BABA SANSTHAN, CANADA (TORONTO)
Located 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
Shri 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
SAI BABA RESOURCE CENTRE IN TORONTO
Maple 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,
THE SHIRDI SAI MANDIR,
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
Bhajans and Sai Naam
Sankirtan are offered to Baba on Thursday and Saturday
such as Satcharitas, Photos, CDs are available.
Please visit our website for information on Mandir activities.
SHIRDI SAI PARIVAR
Shirdi 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAI BABA MANDIR EDMONTON
Shri Shirdi Sai Baba
Mandir Edmonton, Located at 3036 - 106 Street. Edmonton,
Operating Hours: 6:00
pm to 7:00 pm. (Monday to Saturday except Thursdays)
Thursday and Sundays: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
For Program details visit the website or call: Tel: 1-780-757-3333,
or visit website: www.shirdisaibabaedmonton.com
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 email@example.com
SRI SAI BABA
MANDIR OHIO USA
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
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.
For more information
please call at 614-799-8411 or visit http://www.saibaba.cc/.
SHIRDI SAI CENTER,
BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA
Location: 897-B E. Kifer
Rd, Sunnyvale, CA - 94086
Daily timings and activities:
6:15 am – 7:40 am: Abhishekam and Kakad Arathi at
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
For 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/
SHIRDI SAI TEMPLE OF ATLANTA
Location: 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:
or call 678-455-7200
SAI BABA TEMPLE, MICHIGAN, USA
Location: Sri Shirdi
SaiBaba Temple in greater Detroit 28875 W SEVEN MILE RD,
LIVONIA, MI 48125, USA
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 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 mailto:email@example.com
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,
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
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
SHIRDI SAI BABA
SANSTHAN, AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND
Bhajans Every Thursday
Venue Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall, 13 May Road, Mt Roskill,
7.00 pm - 7.50 pm Sai
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 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:
Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand. Visit our website
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