Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Guruvaar Prarthna

Guruvaar Prarthna

 Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy day of Guruvaar. Baba we have passed through millions of re-births, seen countless parents, brothers, sisters and all relationships. Yet our desires have not perished, we live to eat, drink and make worry and merry. This birth and death cycles are all painful, Baba please kill our passion, enthrone Yourself in our hearts and guide us to triumph this cycle and take us to Your divine abode permanently. On this blessed day we start our prayers after reading the following ovi verses from Your Satcharita.  

He said: "O Deva, what is this sport? Sitting here, you raise turmoil in our minds. A storm is raised and later you alone calm it down". 

Baba replied to him: "Observe that the ways of fate are difficult to understand. I do nothing nor make others do anything. Yet I am held responsible for all that happens. 

I am just a witness to the deeds that happen on account of fate. The Eternal Lord is the doer and the mover. He alone is the Compassionate One. 

I am neither God nor the Almighty. I am not the Lord or the Supreme Spirit. I only remember the Lord and remind people of the existence of the Supreme Lord. I am just a poor servant of Allah. 

He who abandons all pride, is ever grateful to Him, and places his entire burden on Him, will achieve his objective". 

I bow down to Sree Ganesh

I bow down to Sree Saraswati

I bow down to theGuru

I bow down to the Family Deity

I bow down to Sree Sita-Ramachandra

I bow down to Sree Sadguru Sainath.

-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter 34, Ovi 127 - 131)

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Whorship Baba as God in all

Whorship Baba as God in all

 

Baba: Nana, I would like Pooran Poli. Prepare it for Naivedya and bring it. 

NGC: It is late. There is no cook. 

Baba: Never mind. 

Then NGC got eight Pooran Polies and side dishes and placed them before Baba. 

NGC: Baba. Taste. 

Baba waited a while. Then ants and flies settled on the poli. 

Baba: Good. Take away the plates. 

NGC: How is it you ask me to take the plates, without touching them? If you were not to eat anything, why ask me to prepare this? Unless you take something, I will not take away the plates nor eat food. 

Baba: I have eaten the poli, take the plates away and have your meal. 

Nana: You took the poli! When? What was brought on the plates remains just as it was. Unless you eat, I will not remove these. 

NGC left the Dwaraka Mayi and lay down at the chavadi with hunger. 

(Baba unable to endure the sympathetic suffering he underwent, sent for Nana.) 

(Baba: Nana, at some time, I took your poli. Do not be obstinate. Take the plates away and eat,

NGC again went back in a huff to the chavadi. Baba again sent for him. 

Baba: What, Nana, you have been with me 18 years. Is this all that you have learnt? Is this your appraisal of me? Does Baba mean to you, only this visible body of 3 ½ cubits height? Is that all? 

Hallo! I eat in the form of the ant. I eat in the fly that eats. I take what form I choose and eat in the form. I have taken your poli long ago. Do not continue inexcusably obstinate. 

Nana: Though you said, I understand (realise) nothing. What am I to do? If you make me understand it, I will then take the plates away and eat my food. 

Then Baba made a gesture revealing his knowledge of some secrets hid by nana deep in his heart and unknown to anyone else. Nana was thereby convinced that Baba was his innermost soul (Antaryami) and therefore Sarvantaryami of all, inclusing ants and flies, etc., 

NGC: I will take away the plates. 

Baba: Nana, as you see this sign that I make, you will see that I can take food (in those forms). 

 

(From Baba's Charters and Saying – 199)

 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

You were not born into this world just to eat and drink

You were not born into this world just to eat and drink 

Once there was a bee who was young and strong and full of the hot blood of youth. One day he was flying blissfully from flower to flower, sucking nectar. He kept going farther from home, forgetting that it would soon be evening and time to return. 

He had just flown into a lotus flower when the sun set and the lotus closed. The bee was trapped. He had a sharp stinger and could and could easily have pierced through he petals and flown away, but he was lost his intoxication. He thought, I'll spend the night here drinking nectar, and in the morning, when the lotus opens, I'll fly home. I'll get my wife and my neighbours and friends and bring them here to drink nectar. They will be so pleased! They will be so grateful! 

Soon it was midnight. There was a young elephant roaming through the forest, and he was also very intoxicated. He was tearing down trees and ripping up plants and stuffing them into his mouth. When he came to the lake where the bee was revelling, he began to snatch the lotuses and eat them. The bee was still drinking nectar and thinking, I will bring my wife, I will bring my neighbours, I will bring my friends, I will have a great honey factory. Suddenly there was a loud crunch. "Alas!" the bee cried, "I am dying, I am dying, I am dead." 

All the bee plans remained in the lake. All his friends remained in their houses. His wife was still at home. And the bee was inside the elephant's mouth. 

Like that bee, we are going farther and farther in the world, imaging that we are making greater and greater progress, not realizing that we are leaving our source behind. Every day, the elephant of death comes closer, but we never notice his footsteps. 

This world is transitory. Although it seems bewitching, everything we see here is perishable. The great saint Kabir said, "You are like a traveller who comes and goes. You accumulate wealth and the pride in your riches. But when you leave, you will take nothing with you. You came into this world with your fists clenched, but when you go, your hands will be open" In this world everything changes, everything decays. Youth becomes old age, health becomes sickness, and beauty becomes disease. Kabir said, "As you watch it, your life turns to dust." A time will come when every empire, monument, and city will crumble. There have been so many kings, emperors, and the great leaders, but where have they gone? Only the inner Self is eternal. Only the inner Consciousness will last. 

Without meditation on the Self, without spiritual practice, the only thing you will attain is your death. Most people think that youth is a time for eating, drinking, and indulging in all the pleasures of the world, and that when their bodies have become old and worn out they can start thinking God. But what can you do when your body is old? Once your house is on fire, what is the use of digging a well? For this reason, the poet Bhartrihari wrote, "As long as your body is healthy and strong, as long as your senses still function, do something for yourself." Why wait? Contemplate the Self and attain it now. Know that the life is very short. You were not born into this world just to eat and drink and die.



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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Always Pray to Have....


Identify Materialistic Guru

Identify Materialistic Guru

 

Once Kavle Patil with his Mamladdar, B.V. Dev went to Baba and through Shama, wanted to know from Baba whether in a temple newly built by Kavle, he should reinstall the old image or bring in a new image from Vani, as directed by his own Guru.

 

Shama: Baba. Kavle Patil wants to know what he is to install in his newly built temple.

 

Baba: Let him place only the ancient stones that his family has been worshipping from old time and no new image.

 

Shama: What objection is there to a new image from Vani?

 

Baba: Act as you please, Shama. Install it or don't.

 

Shama: Please say definitely whether the Vani image can be or should not be installed.

 

Baba: If he wants that image, let him break off its arms and legs and then install and worship it. Do not question me again and again. I once went with a companion from village to village. He wanted to buy a cow. I said, "Don't". But he did buy it and brought it to a village. There an epidemic broke out and many died.

 

Shama, later in the day: Baba, what harm will arise if the image is brought?

 

Baba: Let him worship the old stones and introduce nothing new.

 

Shama: What is the harm in introducing the new?

 

Baba: (Angrily): I am speaking with my mouth and not through anything else.

 

Kavle Patil had no faith in Baba, but great faith in his own guru and so brought the Vani image to the guru's village. There plague broke out and many died. The guru (who had already received Rs.300 or Rs.400) more over sent a message to the Patil that unless he gave a registered gift of his land to the guru, the latter would curse him to immediate death. The Patil woke up, discovered the unselfishness and wisdom of Baba and wickedness of his own guru and installed only his own hereditary images.

 

(From Baba's Charters and Saying – 174)

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