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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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Friday, January 7, 2011

Shri Shirdi Sai speaks-7th Jan/Latest news in 2011 from Shirdi

Om Sai Ram !Om Ganeshaya Namaha!
Jai Maata di!Om Nama Shivaya!
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh !
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ROBBERY AT SHIRDI SAI BABA TEMPLE IN ASTAN VILLAGE`SURAT
06th Jan`2011-Surat:
On 05th Jan`2011, there was a robbery at the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in the Astan Village of Surat in Gujarat`India.Late night the burglars entered the Temple and stole the 3 Donation Boxes kept inside the Sai Temple. Their entire Modus operandi of the thieves was captured live on the CCTV Cameras installed in the Temple.The next day all of the 3 stolen donation boxes were found lying broken and empty in a field.According to the Priest of the temple, around Rs.10,000/- was stolen which was kept in those donation boxes
SHIRDI GETS RS 4.37 CRORES DONATION IN JUST 4 DAYS
05th Jan`2011
On the start of this New-year, from 01st Jan`2011 to 04th Jan`2011 itself, almost 6 lakh devotees reached Shirdi to seek Baba's Blessings and in-turn donated a Record Breaking Rs.4 crores 37 lakhs in Cash in just 4 days.These Cash Donations included currencies of 18 different countries, led by American Dollars and followed by Saudi Arabian Riyals.It took 8 hours for 200 officers of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust to count the cash.This record breaking donation went upto Rs.4 crores 64 lakhs when the Gold & Silver donations were also included.
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HOW RICH IS THE SAI BABA TEMPLE AT SHIRDI ?
04th Jan`2011
The Famous Pilgrim centre of Shri Sai Baba Temple in Shirdi, one of the richest temples in Maharashtra, has Ornaments and Jewellery worth over Rs.32 crore (Rs.320 million)
and Investments running into Rs.4,27,17,02,929 (Rs 420.17 crore), according to official documents. The Administration of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi), governed by the Managing Committee which was constituted by the Maharashtra Government way back on 23rd August`2004 has:
1) Kisan Vikas Patras worth Rs.51,71,00,100 (Rs 51.71 crore),
2) Government of India 8% Saving Bonds amounting to Rs.48,15,53,000 (Rs 48.16 crore),
3) Irredeemable Bonds of Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran worth Rs.8 crore (Rs 80 million)
4) Rs.3,19,30,49,929 (Rs 319.30 crore) in various nationalised banks.
5) It has Rs.47,82,31,835.64 (Rs 47.82 crore) as Trust Corpus Fund.
The Trust Auditor Mr.Sharad S Gaikwad in its annual audit for 2009-10 said that the Temple Trust has
Ornaments & Jewellery whose total worth stands at Rs.32,23,59,372 (Rs 32.236 crore).
1) Gold worth Rs.24,41,10,640-cr,
2) Silver worth Rs.3,26,19,152-cr,
3) Silver Coins worth Rs.612,317 (Rs 6.12 lakh)
4) Gold Coins worth Rs.1,28,89,749 (Rs 1.288 crore)
5) Gold pendants worth Rs.1,12,31,903 (Rs 1.123 crore)
This Annual Report was tabled in Maharashtra's State Legislature during its winter session in December 2010.
The Sai Temple has earned a surplus income of Rs.94,67,79,142 (Rs 94.677 crore) in the year 2009-10, as against Rs.87,22,71,012 (Rs 87.227 crore) in the year 2008-09.
The total income during the year 2009-10 was Rs.1,64,88,01,030 (Rs 164.88 crore)
by way of rent, interest on savings bank accounts, investments & donations,
as against Rs.1,51,51,43,503 (Rs 151.51 crore) in previous year.
The Immovable property & buildings are worth Rs.79,28,30,95 (Rs 79.28 crore),
including the Statue of Sai Baba worth Rs.8 lakhs (Rs 800,000), the annual report stated.
The Chartered Accountancy firm also suggested the Managing Committee to
dispose off precious stones valued at Rs.2,00,79,164 (Rs 2 crore) by conducting public auction,
at regular intervals to augment its revenue.
During the year 2009-10, the Sai Baba Temple received donations of 147.10 grams Gold valued at Rs.2,44,888 (Rs 2.448 lakh)
and Silver weighing 4508 grams whose present cost at the end of fiscal year 2009-10 was Rs.1,02,640 (Rs 1.026 lakh).
An interesting point mentioned in the report is that unlike many civic bodies,
the Trust has accepted and implemented the Sixth Pay Commission Report for its Employees.
Also, it says that the Temple transactions on a daily basis closes at 2 pm in the afternoon.
Cash received later on is included in the next day's collection.
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FIBREGLASS SCULPTURE OF SHIRDI SAI BABA AT NIMGAON -
03rd January`2011
A Beautiful Sculpture of Shirdi Sai Baba cooking for Devotees at the "Sai Palkhi Nivara" in Nimgaon, 1km from Shirdi`Maharashtra, has become a crowd-puller.
Designed by a 34-year-old Pune-based sculptor Shri.Jitendra Sutar, this 15-ft x 25-ft Sai Baba's Sculpture made in Fibreglass took 5 months to complete.The Sculpture adorns the outer wall of the main building near the place where prasad is served to the devotees. It shows Shirdi Sai Baba putting his hand in a big Cauldron to stir the food being prepared for poor people.The "Sai Palkhi Nivara" has been constructed by "Om Shri Sai Dham Mandir Trust" Virar (Mumbai),
to provide lodging and meals to Devotees.
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NEW YEARS EVE WITH BABA AT SHIRDI
01st Jan`2011
Many devotees now prefer to ring in the New Year at some Holy place and or with their Guru. With this desire, around 3 lakh devotees reached Shirdi to be in the company of their beloved Baba for New Years Eve,for which the Sai Sansthan had kept Baba's Samadhi Temple open the full night on 31st to enable the devotees to have Darshan.
So, this New Years Eve Sai Baba also did not sleep as lakhs of devotees had lined up for his Darshan. Bhajan Kirtan continued through out the night and so there was no Shayan Aarti or the Kakad Aarti of Baba, on 01st Jan`2011.Many devotees came walking all the way to Shirdi carrying Sai Palkis with them.The atmosphere at the Shirdi Sai Temple was showering with devotion. In front of Lendi garden devotees lit thousands of candles, while some were reading the Shri Sai Satcharitra wherever they could find a place to sit and do so.People were also singing Sai bhajans in Hindi, Marathi, Kannada and Tamil.As the Clock struck 12:00 at midnight, the Bells started ringing in the Sai Temple.The devotees who were waiting in queues outside the temple bowed their Heads and did Pranam to the Temple's Kalash (Dome) and started chanting Prayers to welcome the New-year 2011.
However, at this moment devotees could not have Sai Baba's Mukh Darshan for a short period because of the VIP crowd having Darshan inside. The darshan queue was so big that the entire Pimpalwadi Road was full of devotees and to manage which, the Trustee of the Sai Baba Temple Shri.Jayant Sasane, the Executive Office Shri.Kishore More & the additional Executive Officer Dr.Yashwant Mane were monitoring the darshan queue arrangement. But because the Temple was open the whole night, the crowd was easily controlled. In one hour minimum 10 thousand devotees were having Baba's Darshan, because of which in the night almost 1 lakh devotees took Darshan. In two days itself, at the Shirdi Sai Prasadalaya each day around 40,000 devotees had their meals.Some devotees had given the Free Prasad Meal donation becuase of which the Meals were given to everyone for free. One such devotee from Gujarat Shri.Aalap Rajubhai Patel donated Rs.11 lakh and 11 thousand for the free prasad meal scheme for everyone to have free meals from 14th to 17th Jan`2011.
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri.Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, Supreme Court Judge Shri.Dalveer Bhandari, Officer Shri.Rajgopal Devra, Shri.Anilkumar Likhna & Minister of Social Justice Shri.Shivajirao Moghe and some Actors, Industrialists, Singers etc too reached Shirdi to receive Baba's Blessings.
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200 EUNUCHS OFFER PRAYERS FOR INDIA TO SAI BABA AT SHIRDI
01st Jan`2011
Mostly people go to Shirdi to seek Baba's blessings either for themselves or their near & dear ones,but this is one such instance which will be remembered, where not one or two but 200 Eunuchs went to Shirdi to offer Prayers to Baba, not for themselves, but for India on the whole.
On 01st Jan`2011,200 Eunuchs went to Shirdi for Baba's Darshan . Each one of them was holding a lit candle as they walked systematically in rows, towards the Sai Baba Temple. When inside the Temple, in the Sanctum Sanctorum they offered prayers and asked for Peace and Unity in India.
They prayed to Baba to remove Corruption from the Country and to give the correct understanding to all the Corrupt People/Politicians so that they amend their ways and reform themselves, failing which, Baba should punish them equally.

GOLDEN GARLAND DONATED TO SAI BABA AT SHIRDI

01st Jan`2011

On 01st Jan`2011, Smt.Pratima Rani Das, a Sai Devotee from Mumbai`Maharashtra
donated a 1 Kg Golden Garland worth Rs.19 Lakh to Sai Baba at Shirdi. Also present on the occasion were,Deputy Executive Officer of Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Dr.Yashwantrao Mane & Temple Incharge Shri.Ramarao Shelke.

Thus speak Baba
I shall provide light when darkness shrouds
I shall cheer you up when agony clouds
I shall safeguard you while combating hard times
I shall provide strength on feeling exhaust pangs
I shall provide solution when problems lay ahead
I shall show the right path on feeling panicked
I shall shower love apart from condoning mistakes
I am the merciful form, regret not the past acts
I shall cleanse those who repent for the sordid deeds
I shall pardon fault, point rights and lead on paths fine
I cannot stay leaving you alone even for a moment
Yes, you are mine. I am your Father, don't forget.
....Sai Baba
Quote of BABA:
No quest can be successfully carried out on an empty stomach.


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