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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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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Shri Shirdi Sai speaks-2nd May/Part 2- My trip to Shirdi

Om Sai Ram !Om Ganeshaya Namaha!
Jai Maata di!Om Nama Shivaya!
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Since many yrs, I have been getting a lot of mails from Sai devotees , requesting to share my experiences regarding Shri Shirdi Saibaba and I always replied back that I will surely do so the day Sai permits me ..
With Sai's permission, I am sharing some of the leelas that I witnessed during my trip to Shirdi in 2010...
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Below is the continuation of that mail....
It is believed that No one can leave Shirdi until Baba Permits and ofcourse, I have witnessed that in my life many times .This time during my visit to Shirdi during Ramnavami of 2010 ,a similar thing happened.I had a very nice darshan on the Ramnavami day and I was also lucky enough to attend the aarti.On the next day, with the grace of Sainath- I was also able to do the Satnarayan pooja and get a couple of chaddars from the auction as requested by a couple of Sai devotees. I had finished all my work and headed to exit the Sansthan gate and leave for mumbai but on that last day, I did not go to Dwarkamai or Samadhi mandir.
However, Sai had not yet given me permission to leave the premises. I exited from the Shirdi Sansthan gate and the second I did that-- something in my heart said that I have to go back in since I did not get anything from Shirdi for my best friend.The voice inside me was so loud that I could not stop myself- I turned back to get in but that was the exit gate near the Samadhi mandir so no one was allowed to get in from that gate. But I requested that havaldar that I just came out and I have forgotten something so it was very kind of him to let me in once again.Anyways, Things have changed a lot in Shirdi now and the gates really confuse me-as I was heading back in the opposite direction of the crowd-By mistake , I entered another entry which led me straight to the steps which led to the Samdhi Mandir.It was the very end of the Samadhi mandir where people were doing just a quick darshan and tears started rolling down my eyes when I noticed that even though I am standing way in the end but I am in Samadhi Mandir paying my respects to Baba and asking him the permission to leave Shirdi. Although I had already exited from the gate but Sainath called me back to give me His Blessed Darshan.
Anyways,with Baba in my heart- I proceeded to the place where the auction is held to get a chaddar for my best friend.But unfortunately just as I reached there , the auction got over. I inquired from the person who was conducting the auction if he had any more that I could purchase and he directed me to the room where I could buy the chaddars that were touched by Baba's samadhi but when I went there, there was just 1 small chaddar left by the grace of SAI and obviously, I got my hands on it. I paid for it and Sai knows what got into me that I gave the clerk my best friends name to type on the receipt.
After that , I noticed that there was a Sterling Silver coin and a gold pendant of Baba on sale too over there. I got so attracted towards those two things that without any second thought, I went ahead and purchased that for myself. But just when I was coming out-I saw the receipt for the silver coin and the gold pendant and to my surprise, it had my best friends name on it.- The clerk had forgotten to ask my name when he was making the second and third receipt and I completely forgot that I needed to give him my name for those 2 articles.... At this point , I realized what exactly had just happened and I had just witnessed another leela of Baba..
For you to understand the leela behind this let me share an incident with you that happened last year---- Since abt 19 yrs or so, I had been carrying a small purse which had all my lucky tokens- Those lucky tokens were so dear to me that no matter where I went-- Mexico, Thailand, Dubai, Canada, Alaska, India -- I took them with me. I even carried them everywhere in my routine life and even if I changed my big purse still I made sure that the small lucky token purse is always with me. It had a small gold pendant of Baba which my dad had bought for me in Shirdi when I went with him last before coming to States 17-18 yrs ago. Since my dad is no more, that pendant was very close to my heart.
That visit to Shirdi with my dad abt 17-18 yrs ago, itself was a miracle--- I still remember, I had got my visa to usa and I was very excited to go to states and meet my hubby and start my married life.I booked my ticket for the first available date and was all set to fly.I had said good bye to all my friends and relatives .However, on the day, I was suppose to leave from India- I got a call from Air India saying that the pilots have gone on some kind of indefinite strike and the flight had been cancelled until further notice.Oh ! I was so frustrated. But my dad who was an ardent devotee of Sainath saw the good in it and said to me that lets go to Shirdi..We will return in 1 day.You are going so far, u should take Baba's blessings before starting ur new life.So Papa and me, both headed for Shirdi and there he got me that gold pendant. We went to the Samadhi mandir and made the priest touch the pendant at Baba's feet and at His sacred Samdhi.I seeked Baba's blessings-took His permission to leave India and then as soon as I came back- I flew that very same day to states. It was a pure leela of Sai where He made me come to Shirdi just the day I was suppose to leave for states.
Anyways, that very same gold pendant was in that lucky token small purse of mine along with a sterling silver coin which one of my well wishers had given from Siddhi Vinayak abt 15-16 yrs ago.In that lucky token purse,there was also a 1 Rupee note with the numbers 786 written in the serial number which was given to me by this very same best friend many many yrs ago whom I had got the chadar for...786 is believed to be a lucky number for any muslim .Neither my friend nor me r a muslim but since we both have been a Sai devotee since our child hood days-- We have faith in all religions. Baba always said 'Allaah Maalik hai' .. Anyways, that small lucky token purse which had some other stuff besides this- had got stollen last year. Since the time, that purse was stollen, I had become so scared that all my confidence had started wearing off.I would start crying on the smallest problem. I am in the medical field and seeing blood was so normal for me but after that lucky token purse got stollen -the sight of blood made me nervous. I was sentimentally attached to that purse because it was filled with blessings and well wishes of my loved ones.It always made me feel protected and it gave me all the confidence and showed me the light that lead to the path of God.
Coming back to my trip to Shirdi in 2010-The miracle that happened after the U turn that I took for my best friend after leaving the Sansthan gate made me seek Baba's blessings and permission before leaving Shirdi. Baba also made me get- the sterling silver coin from the Shirdi Sansthan along with the gold pendant with Baba's picture on it and on the receipt was my best friends name on it instead of my name.. I realized that Baba gave me back the lost sterling silver coin of siddhivinayak along with the gold pendant of sai which my dad had given to me with the well wishes of my best friend .Baba gave me back my lucky tokens and once again I bloom with the self confidence with the faith that no matter where I go and what I do -- Sai is always with me and even if I loose something- He will surely give it back to me if I truly deserve it..Once again My Salute to Baba and His leelas!!!
Suicide is Most Sinful
One of the noblest ideals is to protect and serve all beings. When a service is selflessly rendered, the spirit of service grows gradually in us. Our heart yearns to reach God as a first step in the spiritual pilgrimage. However, many people become tense and stressful as a result of their urge to grow healthier, wealthier and happier at any cost.No one can get what all he or she wants to get in a short span of life. Happy life is to feel satisfied with what one gets and live in compromise. People who have compromised thus will direct their attention towards God. But, some people treat their troubles as formidable hurdles and foolishly decide to commit suicide as they are depressed with their ill-health or disappointed by not getting their desires fulfilled. Here, 'soul' means "self". Killing one's own body tantamount to murder. We have to protect, nurture and reach God through the body which is a gift of God. We have no right to kill it. Baba stopped a chronic patient from committing suicide. We have to bear the brunt of sins committed in the past births, seek shelter at Sai's Feet and liberate ourselves from the bondage to make life meaningful. But, killing one's own self is not a remedy to escape from misery. We should realize that taking refuge at Sai's Feet is a solution to all mundane problems.
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