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My Favourite Thoughts and Inspirations.Read them ,May b u will find the answer to ur problem

Very fortunate is the one who has learned to admire, but not to envy................ Pin all your hopes in god, and then you will not be pinned down by man................. The wealth of a rich man can be stolen or burnt, but the happiness & wisdom of the wise remain................ Life may be struggling, but is very good............ When in doubt, just take a positive step......... Life is too short, but we all have to go long way....... Your work would not take care of your health, but your Prayer to Baba,who is your father, mother & friend, will answer it............ Never be anxious to win every argument. Listen to others also................. Smiling is more healing than crying alone. Never get angry, Baba knows, when & how to take care of you............... Save for retirement starting with your first pay cheque. Make peace with your past & don't screw up the present. Never compare your life with others to make yourself miserable............... Never make any relationship a secret............... Everything can change in the blink of an eye. Have Shraddha & Saburi inBaba.............. Take a deep breath to calm the mind........... Be resourceful to acquire what you love in life....... Burn the candles to enlighten others. Don't save it for a specialoccasion. Today is special............ No one is in charge of your happiness but you. Be selective & choosey.............. Forgive & Forget to make others happy. Time heals all the wounds. Have patience. Good or bad is never permanent, welcome a change. God loves you because you are one of His creations. Come out & adopt positive attitude to witness miraculous ways of Baba........... Envy is a waste of time............ The best in you is knocking your door. Look in to feel His presence........... Never get into any arguments; feel fresh, get up, dress up & show upwith a smile................... Life isn't tied with a bow, but still is a gift showered by GodAlmighty................... If I keep the weaknesses of others in my mind, they soon become a part of me................... The ego is the poison of the soul...drink in the bliss and spit out the poison............... To be free from negative thoughts is to be free from punishment.................. In the long run the most difficult thing is to search for an easy way out............... If I enjoy praise, it means I can be easily hurt by defamation.................. Try to conquer greed now because “while man becomes old, his greed becomes youthful........... The end of birth is death. The end of death is birth........ The stronger your attachment the greater the power of the Maya (the illusion : Her creation) over you..... "I put firm faith in the words of my Guru, considering them more valuable than all the shastras put together." ........... Don't poison your soul, mind, heart and body with negativity....bathe in Divine positive love............ Your Soul is always trying to be heard above the noise of your mind, when you quiet your mind your Soul takes command!.................... Pin all your hopes in god, then you will not be pinned down by man................. Remember that you are very special. NO ONE can play your role better than you.................. If someone defames you or insults you, shower him with flowers, smiles and good wishes............ When you get angry, you lose more than your temper When all your attachments are with the one God, then your achievements are many............... When people cannot stand you because they do not understand you, God will stand by you........... To give happiness to others is a great act of charity. A slip of the foot we many recover, but a slip of the tongue leaves a deep imprint............ Life is like a drama. If I understand the plot, there is great happiness........... To smile in the face of disaster is the result of a stable mind............ If God answers ur prayer,He is increasing ur faith. If He delays,He is increasing ur patience. If he doesn’t answer,He knows u can handle........... You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree............... Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present............... Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about............ If a relationship has to be a secret,you shouldn't be in it........... However good or bad a situation is, it will change Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."......... How many times should I forgive, I am tired of forgiving? – Forgive as many times as you would wish God to forgive you!................ Never do anything which you would not wish to do during the last hour of your life.............. Ego-based desire is the root cause of all suffering......... Contentment is the destroyer of all three - desires, anger and greed......... Knowledge leads to freedom, but pride of knowledge leads one to hell.......... A single act of selflessness can turn hell into heaven. The habit of giving rather than asking is the tool for an enduring relationship........... Silence is the best language.......... Only the joy that comes from right conduct is true happiness- Other pleasures are really sources of pain and causes of shame.......... A god-fearing person can never be religious, because if you fear God you cannot love him............. The most beautiful thing is to see a person's simling face.And even more beautiful is, knowing that u r the reason behind it..................................................................................With lots of good wishes and regards to all from Deepa H and family [ debu7366@yahoo.com ] ...............May Sai always give us peace of mind and May he always make us feel His presence where ever we go.... Saibhakt, Deepa H [You can always contact me at debu7366@yahoo.com ]......................................

One step closer to Brahma Gyaan

One step closer to Brahma gyan:::: A 'devotee' goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to the Temple . 'I've gone for 30 years now, he wrote, and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 mantras. But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time and the Gurus are wasting theirs by giving services at all. This started a real controversy in the 'Letters to the Editor' column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this... They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to the Temple for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today! When you are DOWN to nothing.... God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible! Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment! ------------------------------ So easy to beat yourself up over mistakes you've made. So many amongst us live in the past rather than loving the present and building a brilliant future. Some people stay stuck for years over something they did or a failure they've experienced. Sad. A life is a terrible thing to waste. But let me ask you a question: "is there really such a thing as a mistake?" First of all, no one tries to fail or mess things up. Every one of us wakes up in the morning, walks out into the world and does the best we can do based on what we know and the skills we have. But even more importantly, every so-called "mistake' is actually a rich source of learning. An opportunity to build more awareness and understanding and gain precious experience. Experience that will help us do, feel and be even better. So, just maybe, there are no mistakes. Just maybe what we could call failures are actually growth lessons in wolf's clothing. And just maybe the person who experiences the most wins. ---------------------- A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to Leave the examination room and said, 'Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side.' Very quietly, the doctor said, 'I don't know.' 'You don't know? You, a Christian man, Do not know what is on the other side?' The doctor was holding the handle of the door; On the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, And as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room And leaped on him with an eager show of gladness. Turning to the patient, the doctor said, 'Did you notice my dog? He's never been in this room before. He didn't know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here, And when the door opened, he sprang in without fear. I know little of what is on the other side of death, But I do know one thing... I know my Master is there and that is enough.' ------------------------------- A boy and a girl were playing together. The boy had a collection of marbles. The girl had some sweets with her. The boy told the girl that he will give her all his marbles in exchange for her sweets. The girl agreed. The boy kept the biggest and the most beautiful marble aside and gave the rest to the girl. The girl gave him all her sweets as she had promised. That night, the girl slept peacefully. But the boy couldn't sleep as he kept wondering if the girl had hidden some sweets from him the way he had hidden his best marble. Moral of the story: If you don't give your hundred percent in a relationship, you'll always keep doubting if the other person has given his/her hundred percent.. This is applicable for any relationship like love, employer-employee relationship, friendship etc., Give your hundred percent to everything you do and sleep peacefully ---------------------- The tragedy of life is not death,but what we let die inside us while we live.When u were born,the world rejoiced while u cried,-live ur life in such a way that when you die,-the world cries while u rejoice.. -------------------------------- Your days are your life in miniature. As you live your days, so you craft your life. What you do today is actually creating your future. The words you speak, the thoughts you think, the food you eat and the actions you take are defining your destiny รข€“ shaping who you are becoming and what your life will stand for. There's no such thing as an unimportant day. Each of us is called to greatness. Each of us has an exquisite power within us. But for this power to grow, we need to use it. The more you exercise it each day, the stronger it gets. The more this power gets tapped, the more confident you grow. The best among us are not more gifted than the rest. They just take small steps each day as they march towards their biggest life. And the days slip into weeks, the weeks into months and before they know it, they arrive at a place called Extraordinary. ----------------------------- If you can not respect , love , care about ,stand by or be honest with your own parents ,-who gave birth to you and were the very first people who fell in love with you -- then whether you accept this or not but you do not love anyone else in this world either with all your heart and soul ....and time will show that none of your children will stand by you either- when you will need them the most.. ----------------------------------- If you sit with a person who is smoking, even without ur knowledge- You will end up inhaling second hand smoke.In the same way, if you be in the company of saints who constantly preach about the importance of doing good karma-, automatically even without ur knowledge- u will end up doing a lot of positive and humble deeds. If you be in the company of a person who keeps saying bad words and abusing others then then obviously whether u like it or not -- u will end up being the same kind of person sooner or later. And if u constantly listen to Gods name, his praises, his bhajans-even without you being aware of it - the words that will come out of your mouth will be nothing but the nectar of love and bliss. So be in the company of God and even without your knowledge-You will find him seated in your heart - talking to you and finding solutions to ur problems and worries.You just need to take one step towards Him and He will take 100 steps towards you.. By Deepa H inspired by Sai -------------------------------------------- Always tell someone that you love them because you never know what day Will be their last, or your own. Always seek to resolve your problems or disagreements with loved ones Because if either of you should pass on before, the one who is left alive will have the rest of their life to ponder those unresolved feelings but will never find closure. And closure usually brings Peace... ......................................................................................With lots of good wishes and regards to all from Deepa H and family [ debu7366@yahoo.com ] ...............May Sai always give us peace of mind and May he always make us feel His presence where ever we go.... Saibhakt, Deepa H [You can always contact me at debu7366@yahoo.com ]

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Shri Shirdi Sai speaks-23rd April/My trip to Shirdi/Abdul Baba's Sai Quran

Om Sai Ram !Om Ganeshaya Namaha!
Jai Maata di!Om Nama Shivaya!
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My experiences and the leelas that I witnessed during this trip to India::
My this trip to India was much more interesting than what I had planned or anticipated.It was definetly filled with leelas and miracles of Saibaba. I went to Shirdi on Ramnavami and I not only had a very good darshan over there but I also attended the Aarti as a VIP.Thanks to the two messengers of Sai without whom I would have been totally lost. They helped me in every possible way to make sure that I get whatever I needed in Shirdi and Baba thru them made sure that I am able to do everything in Shirdi to my hearts content. Infact at one point, one of them wandered and said to the other- I have never met Deepa before but I wander why am I doing all this !!!!!!!!... He carried on his shoulders 700 plus Sai Vrat Katha books and other stuff that I had purchased and walked bare foot from Dwarkamai to Prasadalaya.It was abt 10:30 pm and they made sure that I safely reached my hotel and on the Ramnavami day before saying good bye to me-They presented me with a big framed picture of Baba which was one of a kind and not easy to get. It seems they had got that picture for some other devotee but that devotee never showed up.. Ofcourse, to me this was a leela of Sai - I had tears in my eyes when I saw that picture cos just before leaving for India-- I had sent a very big picture of Sai to a father whose daughter was not feeling well and in my mail to Him- I had written to him that Sai is coming to ur house!!!! And there I was in Shirdi on Ramnavami day and a Sai bhakt presented me with Babas big picture -- I felt as if Baba is coming with me to my house. May be it was a blessing from the heart of that father that Sai has come to my house or perhaps it was a blessing from Sai that on Ramnavami day He showered His grace on me. No matter what the truth is but when ever I see that pic in my house in my temple -I just say to myself -Great is Baba and even greater are his leelas. Inspite of the huge crowds of devotees everywhere, I also was able to do the Satyanarayan pooja and do everything else that I normally do in Shirdi. This reminds me of another leela that happened the next day after Ramnavami .I woke up at 7:30 am or so and the first thing that came to my mind was that I wish I could do the Satyanarayan pooja so I hurried to the sansthan to get the parchi for the 8:30am pooja but when I reached there - I was told that there was no place-the hall was full and they could give me the parchi only for the pooja that will be at 1:30 in the afternoon.I knew I can not attend the 1:30 pooja cos by then I had to leave for Mumbai.I had completely lost hope and just then Sai alone knows what happened-it was like Sai Commanded and the person sitting way inside the office suddenly instructed the clerk to give me the parchi for 8:30 am ... I was so so so happy- I immediately got the parchi and ran to the place where the pooja was going to be held -it was already 8:30 by then -when I reached the hall- the guy inside the hall saw my parchi and gave me the seat in the very first front row and I sat just across the pandit who was performing the pooja..
Many leelas kept happening during this trip to Shirdi.Out of which one also happened on Ramnavami during the day. I had never ever met or seen or even spoken personally to the designer of the above Sai Picture whom I often refer as the True Sai Devotee.....But on that day, I met him in Shirdi outside Dwarkamai- of course that meeting was planned --- anyways, we both then went to Shri Abdul Baba's cottage which you see in the below picture and sat there to chat.But before entering Abdul Baba's cottage, I saw everyone eating pulao outside Dwarkamai. It sure looked tasty so even I wanted to have that prasad but could not find who was distributing it.Anyways, Is it possible that you sit in Baba's Darbaar on Ramnavami day and you go without eating the Prasad??? Nope Not Possible!!!! Anyways, The true Sai devotee who designs the pictures everyday for the Shirdi Sai Speaks mails and I were chatting in Abdul Baba's cottage and suddenly the person who was distributing the pulao came inside with her dish-- filled the plate with pulao and offered it to us. Vow!!! What more could I ask !! Nobody knew except Sai, that I was dying to have that tasty pulao and there it was in my lap..Baba's Prasad to me along with jalebi and udi while sitting in Abdul Babas cottage!! To others, this may be a co incidence but to me they are leelas which make me feel as if Sai is with us at every step we take .
This is the picture of Abdul Baba's cottage which is across Chavdi.The name of Abdul Baba is prominent amongst the Muslims who were ardent devotees of Sadguru Shri Sai Maharaj. It was around 1989-90 that Abdul Baba first arrived in Shirdi. His age was around 19-20 years. The moment Abdul Baba set his foot in the Masjid, Sai Baba was overjoyed and spontaneously uttered, ‘‘Mera Kauwa Aaya (My crow has come) !” This appears to have some relation with the story of Dr. Pillay which appears in Adhyay 34 of Shri Sai Satcharita. The doctor’s leg had contacted a disease called Naaru. Sai Baba had told the doctor that “Now the crow will come and nibble with his beak.” And so it happened - Abdul Baba accidentally stepped on the wound, it burst open and the contaminated blood flowed out. The doctor was confused and asked Baba, “Will a crow again pierce the wound with his beak ?” Baba replied, “No ! He came just now and touched your wound with his leg.”
Abdul Baba had a earnest desire that, every moment of his life, he should be able to use his mortal body in service of Sadguru Shri Sai Nath. To achieve this goal of his life, he was willing to do any sort of work. Dasya Bhakti was seeped in every pore of his body. It was the only aim of his life. While Shri Sai Baba was in the mortal form, there was a tremendous strain of work on Abdul Baba. But, he did all the chores with pleasure - washing Baba’s clothes at the village brook, cleaning the path on which Baba traveled, cleaning the Masjid and Chavdi, fill oil in the lamps and light them, bring water for Baba’s bath as well as for Him to drink etc. At times, Abdul Baba even cleaned the toilets. Therefore, with great affection, Baba sometimes referred to him as Halalkhor (Bhangi)/ Mariambi.
Abdul Baba looked after the maintenance of Nandadeep at the Lendi Baug. Baba followed a practice of sitting behind the lamp. Abdul Baba always accompanied Baba there. He then filled water in to Ghagari. Baba watered the garden with these. Only Abdul Baba alone accompanied Him at such times.
Abdul Baba’s was steadily progressing on the path of Vairagya due to the Sahavas of his Sadguru and the Adhyayan carried under His guidance. In those days, he resided in a stable near the Masjid. At nights, he slept with Baba in the Chavdi. During the day time, besides carrying out his daily chores, he sat in the Masjid and recited the holy Quran. Many times, Baba directed him to recite specific parts of Quran while sometimes, - as Baba knew Arabic language - Baba taught or reeled out the part by heart.
Throughout the night, Abdul Baba slept very lightly - as he wanted to be alert and promptly attend to Baba’s needs. Therefore, during the day time, sometimes he was unable to control his sleep and dozed while reciting Quran. Baba used to say - “Abdulla, control your sleep ! Eat a little less ! Think over the part you are reading ! Think who you are !”
Abdul Baba narrated a very touching incident in this regard. “One night, I was extremely tired and was unable to control my sleep. I held my head in both hands and tried to get over my sleep. Seeing this, Baba said, ‘Are you trying to see the moon ?’ That night ultimately I almost collapsed on Baba Who was sleeping on a mattress. Baba affectionately patted me on my leg. I woke up. Next night, to wash my face I took some water in my palms and I really saw the moon in that water. Whatever Baba had said earlier had come out to be true.”
Abdul Baba had great faith in each and every word uttered by Baba. Therefore, he noted down (in Devnagari or Modi) several sentences spontaneously uttered by Baba from time to time, with Baba’s prior permission in his diary of 137 pages. That is his gospel known to us as Sai Quaran . Later on, if someone posed a question or was in difficulties, Abdul Baba referred to one of the pages of his Sai Quran. He always got the answer that he was seeking.
This is an event after Baba’s Mahasamadhi. A well had been dug in Baba’s Mandir; but its water was muddy. Some one posed this question to Abdul Baba. As per his usual practice, he opened a page of his diary and said, “Dig further two feet deep and you will find sweet water.” And so it happened.
One more such experience. Barrister Annasaheb Gadgil’s son had gone abroad. The father enquired, “Whether my son will return back to India ?” Abdul Baba referred his diary and replied, “He will return.” And really he returned with his wife and children within no time.
After the Mahanirvan of Shri Sai Baba, Abdul Baba lived for 36 years and passed away on 2nd April 1954.
During his lifetime Shri Abdul Baba had attained Sahaj Samadhi Avastha. After demise, he continues to be in the Sahavas of Sai Baba, as his Samadhi is at the entrance to Lendi Baug.
Not a Probing Mind but a Pure Mind
No one can completely grasp the mystery of God. There is as big a difference between Heaven and Earth as between our limited intelligence, thinking and the path of heavenly vision. In order to realize God, either searching Him or singling out His Omnipresence or installing Him in a particular place is not possible. It would be better to desist from such futile attempts.To have firm faith in Baba who is the Living God visible to our eyes and apply His teachings in our lives is the right method. Baba laid emphasis on austerity and purity. Time and again Baba proved that by neither reading the scriptures nor by scientific research or even by dry logic can God be realized. One should give up logical debate, futile research and become an innocent child. Then, our heart becomes pure and selfless and can easily grasp Baba. The taste of sugar will instantly be felt on the palate. No knowledge, test or research is needed. The books on sugar making, scientific principles and equipment can only help produce sugar, but can never reveal its sweetness. Instead of searching for God, it is better to know oneself through soul-searching. Then, Baba within us will be felt. Don't regret that you have wasted time in searching for Baba who dwells within you. Unalloyed bliss can be an experience when you love Baba with a pure heart and sense His presence within you.
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