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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 [ ] ...............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 ]......................................

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 [ ] ...............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 ]

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Shri Shirdi Sai speaks-2nd Sept/ Happy Janmashtami / What does Sai Seva mean to u?

Om Sai Ram !Om Ganeshaya Namaha!
Jai Maata di!Om Nama Shivaya!
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THE BHAGAVAD-GITA (For Children and Beginners)
Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy and Blissful Janmashtami from Deepa H and family..
Krishna jinka nam,
Gokul jinka dham
Aise SHREE KRRISHN bhagwan ko
Hum sab ka pranam
Janmaastmi Ki Shub Kamnaye
Nand Ghair Aanand Bhayo, Jai kaniyaa Lal ki, Haathi Ghoda Paalki, Jai Kaniyaa Lal ki
Chandan ki khusbu, Resham ka Haar, Bhadav ki Shugandh, Barish ki fhuhaar,
Dil ki ummide, Apno ka pyar:- Mangalmay ho aapko Sri Kirshna Janmashtmi ka tyohar.
Radha ki bhakti, Murli ki mithas, makhan ka swaad aur gopiya ka raas,
Inhi sabse milke banthe hai -Janmastham ka ye din khaas.
Woh Bansi Bajaaye, Woh Maakhan Churaaye,Woh Sab Ko Nachaaye,
Woh Sab Ka Dulara ,...Woh Jaan Se Pyara......Mahima Us Ki Sara Jag Gaaye...
Woh Prem Barhaaye..Woh Bhakti Barhaaye, Aao Mil Ke Aaj
"JANAMASHTMI"ka Tyohaar Manaaye..
Aaj jab Kaanha ne shingaar kiya hoga, Devtaao ko bhi lubhaya hoga ,
Ki hogi unhone phoolo ki varsha , Pura Brahmaand muskaraayaa hoga ,
Mai na dekh paayi toh kya, Kaanha ne toh mujhe dekha hoga,
Dekh kar mere chehre ki khushi, ek pal to Unka chehra bhi muskaraya hoga..

Wishing everyone a very Happy Janmashtami 2010. Today, September 2, 2010 is one of the biggest hindu religious festivals. Janmashtami festival commemorates the birth of Lord Krishna.

May the Blessings and grace of Lord Shri Krishna always be with us and our families.
What does the word SAI SEVA mean to U ???????????????
Most of us, including me when it comes to Sai Seva- We simply just donate the money and expect someone else to do the actual work.But after reading the below email, I realized how often I took the easy way out. Last night while talking to Ankita ji I realized that it is a fact that some of us do Sai Seva with the intention of getting some Punya in other words adding some good karma to our life but still the real happiness is when you actually sit with the people whom you are helping, the real happiness is when one takes the time to talk to the people whom we intend to serve or help, the real good karma is when we give them our smile and spend time with them thus making them feel important. And in return the smile they give you back will make you feel as if your in heaven receiving Sai's blessings..
I agree with the help of money you can help a lot of poor and the needy but Money can't do everything. Yes, it might give you the satisfaction, that you became the media to help someone but the true happiness lies when you actually are present physically serving them with the things they truly need.Your heart will feel the joy by being their friend and showing them that you truly care. Believe me the shine that you will see in their eyes will be your true good karma and the asset in the form of blessings - you will carry for lives to come..May Sai give inspire you to do the real Sai Seva...
The below email was sent to me by Sai Ankita ji
Sairam to all.....
Like to share Sai’s blessing with Sai Family.. Recently we (Sai family) visited a Sai Mandir in Bangalore... (We got to know about the Mandir through Orkut) on Magadi Road. It is far from the city, a wonderful place, a few kilometres from Bangalore, rather its on the city limits.
It is very scenic and gives the feel of getting close to nature. In such a wonderful spot, is nestled 'Shri Sai Vridhashram'.
This campus houses a shrine for our beloved Shirdi Sai Baba, a small shrine for Lord Datta, an old age home, a home for the mentally impaired children, a home for the mentally impaired elderly people, physically handicapped and the destitute, and a separate hall for dining purposes.
Of all these homes mentioned above, the old age home is taken care of by a unit of a Rotary club, while the other homes and the inmates of the other homes are taken care of by the foundation. I am not exactly sure as to who runs this place or who are the founder, and the other details. We heard that the founder was a spiritual person, honourable and kind, who passed away. There is another person who is taking care now, who is also spiritual and kind to the needy. I am not sure of his details as well.

I have read from several devotees, who had special experiences visiting this shrine. You really can't help going and hugging and kissing Baba, when you see HIM here and you are allowed to do so. :)
There is a small structure just before Baba, resembling HIS Samadhi, which contains HIS name written on it, 1 crore times, by devotees. There is a special vibration when you place your head on this structure.
Leela’s that happened in the Mandir
Every year, during September, they conduct 48 hours' non-stop naam japa (chanting of Lord Sri Sai's name). Iv heard that, on 9/9/ 2009, when this grand event was going on, many devotees had reported to have seen a person, clad in white kafni, with a zoli in hand, a cloth tied to HIS head, walking to the main dias (where Baba is seated) and before they could wait for Him to come down, He had disappeared right in front of their eyes. The very same day, at almost the same time, those serving food in the dining hall had seen a similar person with the similar dress, who had come there and was asked to be fed. There was annadaana (dearest to Baba) going on and several people had come. They served this Special guest, curd rice. This Guest had asked for pickles along with it. They had no pickles in store and hence they had told Him, that they did not have it. But this Guest, being antaryami, said, that there would be a devotee coming from Hubli now and that she would be having pickles in her bag.. And asked to get them for Him..
The helpers there did not understand for a moment, and in no time, there came a lady with a basket in her hand. She had come to attend the Naam japa and to have food. She had in her basket a few bottles of pickles which she thought she could offer at the kitchen, so that they could use for feeding the inmates and the guests. She was from Hubli. As one of the boys came to know of this, he took the pickle from her and served the 'special guest'… But before the other helpers who were standing there, could realise what was happening, the guest was not seen at all. They did not see Him go out…
What a wonderful sport of our Baba!!!! Fillls our heart with love..

Support needed for Ashram...
There are easily about 250 people in this ashram. The ashram almost everyday, any time, seems to feed the visitors. I am sure, with so many sick inmates, whatever the funds are there, they are well exhausted. I thought, maybe that is the reason that the shrine of Baba requires attention. The ceiling is asbestos sheet only. (Asbestos absorbs more heat). There isn't proper ventilation. The hall as such, though big, when looked from outside the door, it looked dark. But the place is definitely illumined by the presence of Baba in the form of a marble idol of height 5 and a half ft. Wonderful HE looks. He is seated on a small dias (stage) in the main hall. The wall surrounding it definitely requires a fresh coating of paint.
The floor of the main hall in which the devotees sit, is broken at many places and is uneven. It’s not very comfortable for the inmates, definitely not for all those ailing inmates who stay there. Due to the lack of windows and proper ceiling, the entire hall seems dark and there isn't sufficient lighting.
The priest and the helpers there have been wonderful enough in doing the best they can. They have made a small arrangement where they light several diyas (lamps).
Having had darshan of Baba there, and having been seated in the hall, the inspiration to do the little we can was so strong, that the next Sunday, we (Sai Family), had been there again, this time with a couple of dresses for Baba, scrubbing material, with plans to mop, scrub and wash the floor, the walls.. And 250 shawls for the inmates. The shawls were distributed, we washed, cleaned the main hall's floor and the walls. The floor of the stage where Baba is seated, was scrubbed, washed, and the ceiling dusted. This was the little we could do from our side. I would like all of us to do more but not sure how to go about it.
So, devotees, please, if you can help in some way, do suggest here. If you know anyone in the business associated with floorings, etc.. Anyone who can be of any help here, please come forward.
The Naam japa is to be held on the 9th of September 2010. We have a few days left. If we could do something, at least with regard to painting and if the ceiling can be fixed, that would be great.
I am not sure if I am doing the right thing to send out a note like this, without the knowledge of the concerned authorities. But anyways, I feel, it is our mother's home and ours too, though we might or might not be frequently visiting there, but still it is our duty... is it not??
Thank you..
Our immediate plans are for the following:
1. Get the walls painted - as it looks worn out.
2. Get the flooring done to make/let the devotees sit comfortably (right now, the floor is uneven, broken at many places, looks like it is a mud flooring).
3. Ceiling of the entire main hall - right now it is asbestos, absorbs excess heat and there isn't proper ventilation.
These are three major things we target.
Apart from these, the minor ones like getting the lights fixed etc would be taken care off.
With Sai bless... we shall all do some seva in this Sai mandir...before September 9th (Naama Saptaha day )
So, all those who are interested, please come forward. For now, we shall give the name of the volunteer with his contact details whom you can contact. He is
Sunil and his Phone number is: 09886522955.
You have to get on to MAGADI ROAD and drive out of the city for about 25 kms
The address which Google gives is this -
Thavarekere Sondekoppa Road,
Metipalya Village Dattatreya Mandir Premises,
Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore, 560051
PS: attaching pictures we had taken there.
Money Cannot Buy Everything
Human greed for money is increasing day by day, so also avarice and selfishness. People have started believing that money and wealth are very important. Assuming that money is the world's key factor, they want to make money by any means. But money cannot buy peace of mind which is very crucial to one's life. Medicines will not work when mind is in disorder. It is a reality that money plays an important role in certain things. Money serves as a useful tool to those who are financially helped in their dire need. We should realize the fact that money would be useful to fulfil earthly needs, but not helpful to attain salvation. One Swamiji had scores of devotees, disciples in different parts of the world. Among them, one rich but greedy devotee accumulated lots of money by not even spending on his own food. One day he called on the Swamiji. Having heard about his nature before, Swamiji gave a needle to him and asked him to carefully preserve it and it could be returned on reaching heaven. The rich man asked as to how can a needle be carried with him after death. Swamiji questioned him with a gleam of smile, 'what is the use of your piled up money'? You cannot carry it after death. Is it not! Baba used to accept dakshina from several people but distributed it on the same day. We should, therefore, donate part of our money to the needy. Charity is the heart of Divinity.
Latest News from Shirdi
Tuesday 31st August`2010
Shirdi: On Tuesday 31st Aug`2010, around 2,500 Workers of the Shirdi Sai Sansthan
went on a "Sai Naam Jaap Aandolan" - a One Day Peaceful Protest, while chanting Baba's Name.
This Strike was called by the "Jai Sai Nath Kamgar Seva Sangh".
They were demanding their wages be raised from Rs.3000/- per month to Rs.5000/- per month,
as it was difficult for them to run their houses in todays Inflationary Times.
They were also demanding to be made Permanent instead of Temporary Workers.
They had all gathered in front of Baba's Samadhi Mandir on the Pimpalwadi Road
and were Chanting Sai Baba's Mantra "Om Sai Namoh Namaha" continuously, with a small Palki of Sai Baba kept infront of them.
As it was a peaceful Protest, there was no confusion or trouble caused to the devotees visiting the Samadhi Temple.

More News from Shirdi
Friday 27th Aug`2010
Shirdi: On the Occasion of the Inauguration of the Mumbai-Shirdi Superfast Express from Shirdi,Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has said that there was a need to promote Infrastructure in Holy places, such as Shirdi, and speed up their overall Development as it will provide huge employment opportunities to the people.And as everyday thousands of Devotees come to Shirdi for Baba's Darshan, given the importance of Shirdi town,
to maintain Law & Order, a Special Independent Police Station will be built in Shirdi where a Police Officer of a Deputy Superintendent Rank, will be appointed and the development of Shirdi will be accelerated in the wake of the centenary year
of Shirdi Sai Baba's Punyatithi in 2018.

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