In all the lands may all the sufferings of living beings come to an end!
May the beaten be freed from blows!
May those who are threatened with death be restored to life!
May those who are in tribulations become free from all pain!
May those who suffer hunger and thirst receive food and drink in abundance!
May the blind see and deaf hear and women with children give birth painlessly!
May sounds of pain be nowhere heard in the Universe!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Baba and Others Saints

Baba and Others Saints


Keshav Naik of Tardev, when Akkalkote Maharaj was passing away (about 1878) thus addressed him: Maharaj, if you go away, what support have we?


Akkalkote Maharaj: (giving his shoes to be worshipped) My Avatar (spirit) will be at Shirdi in Ahmadnagar District. Go there always. Be devoted there. If you do so, you will not remember me. And you will be happy


When Akkalkote Maharaj passed away, Keshav Naik and his son Ramachandra Naik, accompanied by two orthodox Brahmins went to Sai Baba at Shirdi. On the way the Brahmins referred to Baba as a mad moslem fakir to whom no Brahmins could bow.


When all four reached Baba.


Baba (to Keshav Naik): You and your son may come and visit me, if you like.

(Pointing to the other two): These are Karmata Brahmins.


Baba to Ramachandra Naik: Fetch Margosa leaves.


Ramachandra Naik brought some leaves. Baba distributed the leaves to the four.


Baba: Eat the leaves. How do they taste?


Brahmis (with a wry face); Very bitter.


The two Naiks: The leaves are sweet. We ate plenty of the leaves.


Thus Baba parted his sheep from the goats, and confirmed the statement of Akkalkote Maharaj.



(Baba's Charters and Sayings, No. 74)


Guruvaar Prarthna

Guruvaar Prarthna


Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy day of Guruvaar. Baba, we are immature and asking you materialistic things in the world. As we are living in a world where all materialistic things are valued to evaluate our life, we have no way but to come to you to fulfill our objects for a decent life. In this eventuality, please take us to a life what you want to be and guide us to lead a life of purity and piety. You are our Divine Father and savior to redeem our past deeds and keep us under your care for now and always. Baba, on this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine words in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharita.


Since he had no children, he had made a lot of efforts. He had invoked Saints and Sages to get their blessings.


He danced attention on Saints and Sages for this purpose and to propitiate his planets he even tried astrology, to such a degree that he became an astrologer himself.


According to the stars in his horoscope, he had no children. This was the outcome of the knowledge of astrology. Anna knew this very well and had given up all hopes.


Yet, these were the words of assurance from the saint Sai. Hope dawned again as the Samartha was propitious.


Be it so. After some time, Baba's words came true. As the 'prasad' of the saint germinated and bore fruit, the children were born.


It happened as it was said. Anna's own forecast was proved to be wrong. Sai's words turned out to be fruitful. Sons were born as he had promised.


May it be whatsoever. This was Baba's speech when Baba was in body. Later even after he left the body, he had determined the greatness of his speech.


 "Even when I pass away, believe in my words. From my tomb my bones will give you assurance.


Not only I, but my tomb would be speaking, moving and communicating with those who surrender themselves whole heartedly to me.


Do not worry that I shall be hidden from your eyes. You will hear my bones speak and discuss your welfare.


Always remember me only. Believe in me heart and soul. Pray without selfish motives and you will attain your welfare ".


 "O Sai Sadguru, the wish-fulfilling tree of the devotees, let not Hemad forget and lose sight of your feet.

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.





-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter  25, Ovi 98 - 109)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

When death is an advantage. Baba does not avert it.

When death is an advantage. Baba does not avert it.


(Sometime after Baba revived a kid that seemed to fall down dead in mid-day heat, a woman came and cried for Udhi to save her son who was bitten by a cobra. That was not given; and the boy died. She came again and cried)


H S Dixit: Baba, the woman's cries are heart rending. For my sake, revive her dead son.


Baba: Bhav, do not get entangled in this. Bhav, what has happened is for good. He has entered into a new body. In that body, he will do especially good work which cannot be accomplished in this body, which is seen here. If I draw him back into this body then the new body he has taken will die and this this body will live. I will do this for your sake. But have you considered the consequences? Have you any idea of the responsibility and are you prepared to take it up?


H.S. Dixit desisted from pressing his requests.




(Baba's Charters and Sayings, No. 321)

Guruvaar Prarthna

Guruvaar Prarthna

Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy day of Guruvaar. Baba, every day millions of devotees coming to your shrine and praying for your grace, but you choose very few as you said that not all buds of blossom become flowers and fruits and many fall down due to wind etc., Baba, don't dump us as fallen flowers or unripe fruits in this world, but keep us at your Lotus Feet and save us against all odd winds. Baba, on this holy day we start our prayers by reading your divine words in Shri Sai Samartha Satcharita.



Faith and Patience – these were the two (pice) – and nothing else. I gave them immediately, by which, my Guru was pleased with me, who was like my mother.


Courage is itself patience, oh woman. Never let it leave you! In times of difficulties, it will stand you in good stead.


The valour of a human being lies in being patient. It wards off the sins, worries and miseries. The difficulties are cleared, in some way or the other; and fear and panic vanish.


Patience gains success ultimately. Difficulties run off helter-skelter. The thorn of evil thoughts have no scope.


Patience is a mine of virtues. She is the queen of pious thinking. Faith and she are true sisters and they dearly love each other.


A human being without patience becomes miserable. He may be a scholar or a virtuous person, but life without it is futile.


Though a Guru is very powerful, he expects only wisdom from his disciple, firm faith, lots of courage and patience at the feet of the Guru.


Just as a stone and a gem, if both are rubbed against a grindstone, both shine – but a stone is a stone and a gem after all, a lustrous and precious stone.


Both undergo the same process of polishing. But can a stone shine like a gem? A gem may become a luminous diamond– but the stone will remain the same, only it will become a little smoother.


I lived at his feet for twelve years. The Guru brought me up from childhood. There was never a dearth of food and clothing and he nurtured immeasurable love for me.


He was the embodiment of love and devotion and had genuine affection for a disciple. A Guru like mine would rarely be found. I cannot describe the rapturous joy.


How could I describe that love! When I looked at him he seemed as if he was in deep meditation and we both were filled with bliss. I could never look anywhere else.


I would go on looking affectionately at the face of the Guru, day and night. I knew no hunger or thirst. My mind would get restless without the Guru.


He was the only object of my meditation. I would have no other goal than him. He was daily the sole aim. The ways of the Guru are mysterious.


This was the only expectation of my Guru. He did not desire anything more than this. He never disregarded me and always protected me from difficulties.


Sometimes I would stay close to his feet and sometimes away from him. But I was never deprived of the closeness of his company. He looked after me with love and care.


Just as a female tortoise nurses her little ones by her look, my Guru did the same and looked after me.


Oh, mother, sitting in this Masjid, whatever I tell you please accept as the truth. The Guru never whispered a secret mantra in my ear. How can I whisper into yours?


The loving glance of the mother tortoise is enough to make the young ones happy. Oh mother, why do you unnecessarily trouble yourself? I do not know anything about upadesh.


The mother tortoise lives on one bank of the river and the children are on the other bank. Their rearing is done by the exchange of glances. Wherefor the trouble of a mantra?


Then, go and eat some food. Do not unnecessarily endanger your life. Just pay attention to me and you will achieve the spiritual life.


You should regard me as the whole and sole. I will also regard you in the same way. My Guru did not teach me anything else at all.


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.



-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter  19, Ovi 52 - 73)


Thursday, July 16, 2015

God Will Help

In 1916 Vijayadasami Day (October) Baba was in a rage. He tore off all his clothes and threw them into the fire (Duni) before him and stood there stark naked.


Baba with red eyes shouted: "Fellows, decide for yourselves now If I am Moslem or Hindu."


After two hours of this rage, Bagoji Scindhe, his leper companion tied a langoti to him and said: "Why all this? To day is the festival of Simolanagan". Baba striking the ground with his baton: This is my Simolangan (my going beyond the boundary of life.)


People could not understand his meaning then, but it was on the Vijayadasami day of 1918 that Baba crossed the boundary of life.


In 1916 before vijayadasami, Baba had been seriously unwell and the rumour got abroad that he was about to die. And the devotees conducted a sapta at Shirdi with mass feeding for the recovery of his health. Thereafter he recovered; but when Nana Saheb Nimonkar came there, on his way to Poona"


Baba: Nana, you stay here, bury me and then go.


Baba would not allow Nana either to go back to Nimon or proceed on to Poona.


Shama intervened on behalf of Nimonkar and asked Baba for leave for his going away.


Baba: Shama, do you want to kill my people. Is Kaka (Nana Nimonkar) eating your father's property?


Shama: But his daughter-in-law is pregnant and requires help.


Baba: (Addressing Nimonkar): Hallo Kaka, why are you anxious? God will help. Bury me and then go.


His daughter-in-law had no help. Suddenly at 10 p.m. one night, she felt that pains were coming and was at once taken in a tonga to the Poona Municipal Maternity hospital and left on a bed. The nurse went away to some other room at 11 p.m. and in the nurse's absence, she was delivered  of a male child without any help.


Baba said to Nana Nimonkar at that time at Shirdi: "There was a woman. She was taken to a place. There she was delivered safe of a male child."

(Baba's Charters and Sayings, No. 329)