Almighty, Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi. The Saint of all Saints. Whose stories and teachings inspire us in our mission of life.
Sai Baba`s Advice
There are innumerable instances in our life when upon someone`s advice we suddenly change our behavior. This advocacy is valued a lot more in comparison to our material wealth, money, belongings and prosperity.No one will give such better guidance except our Holy Father Sai, whose love for His devotees made Him suffer for our sins and pains. Sai Baba bear this profanity of ours in order to make our life smoother, creamy and frictionless.
Sai Baba`s advice to us that we usually meet anybody when there happens to be some connection with that person in any way. This may be in our previous birth or other. The acquaintance gives rise to the opportunity in bringing that person nearer to us. Unless & until there was no earlier relationship, no one will ever come to visit us. Sai Baba said that, do not neglect that visitor or guest, who had come to our door, behave with him courteously and compassionately. Give the stranger or the guest water to drink if he is thirsty. offer some food to eat if he is hungry. And a better shelter to take rest for some time if is tired. By doing so, The Lord will be very much pleased with us and definitely, His blessings will shower on us.
If anybody asks us for some money or financial help, we may not give or may not be able to do so. It`s up to our choice. But we should not rebuke or exhort to slang languages upon him by passing bad comments. In a chaotic situation, when the whole world will turn against, we should stay calm and unflinching concentrating on God. One should stay calm and be plugging firm in a place, do not become vulnerable to worldly attractions. We should break the intermediary between us and The Lord. Should march towards our goal and never think of the incongruousness. Thus the wall between us and The Lord will demolish.
Sai Baba is Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent and all-pervading. His streaming of different courses of action with His devotees is uncommon. By the passing of time only, we come to understand the meaning of His words. We realize His action which made us so benevolent.
Sai Baba always gave advice by encouraging good thoughts. If any intuition comes to our mind in the early morning, and if such remembrance is carried out throughout the day. Than our intellect and perception will get many folded, our mind will attain serenity with prosperity. If any devotee will meditate and think upon Sai Baba. Always, day and night, with the complete submission of his self. Than that devotee will experience union with God, like sweetness and sugar, waves and sea, eye and it`s sight, fire and light.
Sai Baba gave advice to those devotees, who use bad and filthy languages on others. When anyone uses such slang phraseology, he is doing nothing harmful to anybody but eating dung and manure of others. In this way, Sai Baba went on giving guidance in the attainment of the spiritual goal to His devotees.
Assurance and Promise from Sai Baba to His Devotees
Madhavrao Deshpande once given below assurance by Sai Baba. Utterance of Sai name with love and patience will fulfill all wishes of His devotees. Their sufferings in addition misfortune in this life will come to an end. They will proceed in a spiritual path in the attainment of self realization. Their devotion and consecration towards supreme Lord will increase many fold.
When any devotee sings or listens earnestly the life and deeds of Shri Sai Baba, all his obstacles in life are removed. Sai Baba will support such devotee from all sides. His faith invigorate and build up to extreme level. Devotees , who are closely associated with Sai Baba had witnessed such miracles . Sai Baba kept this assurance till now also. Devotees read Saisatcharita the Holly book to get rid of all the obstacles in this life. My advice to readers to read this Holy book everyday after taking bath.
Devotees , who are closely affiliated to Sai Baba by heart and soul, always feel happiness and joy. They sing and listen to Saileelas (stories of Sai Baba). Sai Baba give them infinite joy and ever-lasting contentment. Sai Baba also gave assurance that He will free devotees from human bondage and sufferings. Devotees completely surrendering themselves to Sai Baba, found eternal bliss. In other words worshiping Sai Baba faithfully with utmost devotion will bring about optimism in this life.
This assurance of faith on Sai Baba will make devotees consciousness of worldly objects and desires. Senses of outer world and feelings will be diverted to their inner self. Sai Baba once assured those devotees to draw them out from the jaws of death. Wherever the devotees are or in whichever circumstances, Sai Baba will take care of. Sai Baba needs no conveyance for reaching out to His devotees. He is Omniscient and His presence is felt in this whole universe. All the diseases and pains will be got rid of , if any one sings or listens Sai name whole in good faith.
Hence we should hear Sai Baba`s stories with respect and love. We should think and meditate on these stories, assimilate like water in a glass of milk. The pride and egoism will vanish and our mind will be set at rest and fixed. We should take “Sai” name wholeheartedly and with complete constancy. This simple mental image of Sai , will do away with sins of speech and hearing. We got this human form due to our good deeds in our past life. Our life`s fulfillment will complete when we will get God`s embellish and blessings.
This is the sanguine assurance given by Sai Baba to remember “Sai” name always. Picture-rise His image in our consciousness consistently. In the event that we bring this to our daily routine for observance. Our craziness, fear, anxiety, egoism and sufferings will come to an end. All things considered, one can attain association with supreme Lord, Almighty Sai Baba.
OM SAI RAM
Miracles of Sai Baba
It is a well-known fact that Shri Sai Baba took Dakshina that is the donation from devotees. Sai Baba gets in exchange for fuel to put live the sacred fire (Dhuni) at Dwarkamai. Everyone must have seen this sacred fire at Dwarkamai. This is one of the miracles that the Fire is ever burning from those days.
The Udi so-called Vibhuti is the ashes from this sacred fire. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust latches onto this Udi and measures out to devotees.
This Udi is one of the main attractions of all Sai devotees coming to visit Shirdi. Sai Baba used to give this Udi when anyone is leaving Shirdi for his home. Devotees use this Udi any type of disease and black magic. This curing power and medicinal property of UDI made many miracles happened in the past.
There are innumerable instances when miracles happened in Shirdi after uses of Udi. Even now also devotees besmeared it on their forehead after a bath. Taking this with a glass of clean water can do away with all physical and mental sufferings.
The Scorpion-sting, Jamner miracles, Appasaheb Kulkarni, Haribhau Karnik, Shama`s Sister-in-law, in all these cases the power of Udi had been already proved.
In all above cases, miracles of Shri Sai Baba happened, which makes us believe that Shri Sai is God and Almighty. Who makes our material life better than others. He who will have faith on His lotus feet will overcome all the sufferings. Shri Sai Baba will take the burden of these devotees on His shoulder.
Now-a-days any devotee, after having Darshan at Samadhi Mandir , while coming out by passing through Gurusthan will find at the end point an Udi packet with a Bundi Prasad packet being distributed like Sai Baba`s gift. The practice is still going on as like Sai Baba distributing Udi during those period at Dwarkamai . This greatness of Udi is due to the spiritual grandeur of Shri Sai Baba & belief. Along these lines miracles did happen in applying of Udi.
What did Baba teach us by this Udi ?
That all the visible phenomena in this universe are ephemeral. These will transit into ashes. Our bodies composed of five matter of elements, will fall down, after all their enjoyments are over. These will be reduced to ashes. Delivery of Udi remind us this universal truth.
The Udi taught us this discrimination & donation (Dakshina) taught us non-attachment. Non attachment with worldly objects & it`s attractiveness.
JAI SAI RAM
Grinding of Wheat by Shri Sai Baba
I have the pleasure of writing my first blog on Sai Baba. Who had done so many miracles during His Saint Avatar as Sai in Shirdi? The remote village in the state of Maharashtra of India. This grinding story of wheat by Sai Baba being the beginning of this journey in finding Faith (Shraddha) and having Patience (Saburi).
Lord Krishna in Bhagwad Gita, IX-26, says “ Whosoever offers to Me something, with love or devotion, a leaf, a flower, a fruit or water, that offering of love of the pure and self- controlled man is willingly and readily accepted by Me”
Once Kabir in a weeping state asked his Guru (Nipatniranjan). “ I am weeping Guruji as because I feel like the agony of being crushed under the wheel of worldly existence”. This feeling was deeply expressed by Saint Kabir on watching a woman grinding corn by a hand-mill.
To this what his Guru Nipatniranjan replied :
“This grinding of Corn will give you the most desired lesson for your future life”. “ Do not be afraid, hold fast to the handle of knowledge of this mill, as I do. And do not wander far away from the same, but turn inward to the center, and you are sure to be saved”.
Now, this can be more explained in such a manner, the handle being mentioned here is Dhyan-the consistency in devotion to Lord-The God. Being steady in leading a life fully devoted to almighty. Both stones of the mill are termed as Karma being lower & Bhakti being upper or Shraddha & Saburi. Lastly the corn or wheat is here are our worries, sins, sufferings, pleasure & pain. Grinding here means the life; birth and death.
Self-realization of our life is not possible unless we are not grinding our impulses, desires, sins with the help of our Karma & Bhakti by holding firmly our knowledge that is Dhyan.
The Philosophical Significance behind this grinding of wheat scene is as follows:-
We all have three qualities called Sattva, Rajas & Tamas; so let these being crushed by our Karma & Bhakti. Than whatever outcome or the result will emerge from such grinding will be most useful to our society and life.
The same thing being remembered by Hemadpant when he saw Shri Sai Baba grinding wheat in Masjid with the help of a hand-mill. Sai Baba has no family, neither He is leading any family life. He possesses nothing and also stored nothing for self or for others, rather He lived on alms. But all the universe is His family. All the creatures of this universe depend upon Him. He took the pain in grinding the sins, sufferings of devotees by concentrating His Dhyan on Supreme Lord. He made an end to the miseries of His devotees by grinding their sins & sufferings by this hand-mill.
This way in order to get self-realization of oneself, grinding of all of our impulses, desires, sins, and of above mentioned three qualities (Gunas) & also our grid is most.
OM SAI RAM
Shirdi Sai Palanquin Procession is a weekly festival. This festival is also known as Chavadi Festival. Chavadi in local language means a meeting place for villagers. Villagers meet here and discuss their problems. Generally, villagers meet here every week. That day might not be necessarily Thursday.