Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, You said whatever is destined to happen, will happen. Then where is Your mercy, where is Your protection, where is Your assurances. Baba, we totally confused on this contradiction, we surrendered to Your Lotus Feet all these days, we do not know what to do and how to handle the calamities that are awaiting to fall on us, please give us Your motherly care and save us against all odds and evils, like a new born baby, we do not know anything in this world, except You. Baba, You are our Divine Mother and we are Your newborn baby anticipating Your Love and Care for now and all the years to come. On this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine guidance in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.
The listeners could raise a common doubt: "How then lies the difference in the self being the knower and Brahman the known? " What is the remedy for this?
Sense of differentiation has been proved to be caused by passion. Immediately it causes multiplicity; and that is the reason for birth and death.
As soon as the dark vision of ignorance disappears the whole universe also disappears. Everywhere the Reality of Self fills the vision and multiplicity takes flight immediately.
Pure water poured into pure water remains pure water and is indistinguishable – one from the other. The sense of differentiation does not remain.
Pieces of wood of different shapes, when put into the fire, they look the same. They lose their form and are indistinct, merging themselves in the fire.
Similarly, the knowledge that the Self is one needs no other proof. The Self abides in all beings fully, but it is without form.
The false illusion to the contrary is the cause of a confused mind, which leads to the painful experience of birth and death, leaving the being in an unsettled state of mind.
The Siddha abides within the perpetual bliss of self realisation, eluding the clutches of Maya and avoiding the vexations of name and form, concentrating on the Pure and Real Self.
Sree Sainath is the true example of this state. Blessed are those who were fortunate enough to get his darshan.
The moon reflected in the water appears to be surrounded by water but it is actually beyond the waters. Likewise, the Saints though surrounded by numerous devotees, are in reality separate from them.
Although surrounded by the devotees, there is no attachment to anyone. They abide always in the Self and do not at all care for the worldly ties.
Such are the great Saints and sages, that even God does their bidding. There is nothing which is unattainable for them in this world and nothing which is beyond their knowledge.
There are innumerable Gurus and disciples in this world, who give and receive, respectively, the teachings. But rare are the Gurus who give actual experience with their teachings.
I bow down to Sree Ganesh
I bow down to Sree Saraswati
I bow down to the Guru
I bow down to the Family Deity
I bow down to Sree Sita-Ramachandra
I bow down to Sree Sadguru Sainath.
Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanteeh
-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter 14, Ovi 50 - 62)