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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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Monday, September 12, 2011

Shri Shirdi Sai Speaks-12th Sept/Sharing the Apps that I have installed on my cell to create a wonderful temple

Om Sai Ram

Its amazing to know how technology plays a major role in our lives. During my college days, I never had a cell phone but today mobile phones have become a necessity for most of us. From a growing teenager to a senior citizen , most of us carry a cell phone. I bought my very first cell phone abt 14-15 yrs ago and since then over the years , I have changed many cell phones and every time I get a new device- it excites me to experience the latest technology. Several months ago, I bought  an android phone which has 7 home screens and for todays mail- I thought it would be great to share with all of you the wonderful apps that I have on one of my home screens. Just like I have made a small temple in my house- I have also transformed one of my home screens in to a temple. When ever I am alone driving, or working out in the gym or taking care of my daily chores- I go to that particular home screen and start listening /reciting ,- one be one -  all my fav mantras.Infact I set my morning alarm in a way where I wake up with the sound of  the shank and the sacred mantras. So for all those of you who have internet connected on their cell phones or have a blackberry, iphone, android phone, etc. These are a few apps which will surely help you to lower your stress in life and at the same time feel the bliss of positive energy around you.
Here are some of the apps that I have on one of my home screens.
To install them on your cell- go to the market app on your cell and search for an app either by the below names or Backyardsoft .
All these apps are free and they are simply fantastic.[Below are the screenshots]
Deepa H
Lord Ganesha Temple
This application helps Lord Ganesha devotees to worship while they are on move. Following are salient features:
Mantra Lyrics in English and Sanskrit

- Ganesha Mantra
- Temple bell sound when devotees touches bell.
- Shankanaad on touching Shankha.
Mantra can be set as morning alarm.
Shirdi Saibaba Temple
[Note::When you install this app, do not forget to also install the app
Plugin Saibaba Bhajan

BackyardSoft ]

This application is dedicated to devotees of Shirdi Saibaba. This is like Saibaba temple in your phone. Following are salient features:
- Saibaba Bhajan as audio plugin [SAI RAM bhajan by Jagjit Singh]
- The Bhajan can be set as morning alarm.
- Temple bell sound when devotee touches the bell.
- Shankanaad on touch and hold Shankha icon.
- Widget image changes automatically at every 30 min.
- Three different sizes of widget supported
-Audio and images will be installed on SD card separately. This will save phone memory
-Setting for repeating mantra
-Setting for disabling Shankhnad during startup
Plugin Saibaba Bhajan

This is a plugin for "Shirdi Saibaba Temple " Application. This does not work alone. The plugin contains Saibaba Bhajan. It also contain Shri Saibaba images for slide show during bhajan. In order to use this plugin you must install latest version of "Shirdi Saibaba Temple" application.

Shri Gayatri Temple

This application is dedicated to devotees of Goddess Gayatri. This is like temple in your phone. Following are salient features:
 Gayatri Mantra chanting. The mantra is one of most powerful mantra, daily listening to this will have significant positive impact in your life.
 - Mantra can be set as morning alarm.
- Temple bell sound when devotee touches the bell.
- Shankanaad on touch and hold Shankha icon
Hanuman Temple: With Chalisa
This application helps Shri Hanuman devotees to worship while they are on move. Following are salient features:
- Sri Hanuman Chalisa with lyric in Hindi and English
- Hanuman Chalisa can be set as morning alarm.
- Provided options to repeat Chalisa
- Provided option to disable Shankhnad during startup
- Temple bell sound when devotees touches bell.
- Shankanaad on touching Shankha.
In short, I have installed almost all of the apps by BACKYARDSOFT and I enjoy listening and reciting to them every single day.Besides the apps by Backyardsoft, there are 2 more apps which are super cool. One of them is
iZing Mantras
[To install this app on ur cell- go the app market and search for izing mantras. This is a free app]iZing Mantras is collection of powerful mantras. In addition to the rendering of the mantras, the app includes deep, soothing music and colorful, vibrant visuals.
 In Hinduism there are three gods who are together known as the "tri-murtis" or trinity. Lord Brahma is the creator, Lord Vishnu the preserver or maintainer and Lord Siva the transformer. Lord Vishnu has ten incarnations, Krishna and Rama being two of them. At this time we have the following mantra albums of Lord Vishnu. We will keep adding more albums in the future.
108 Names of Vishnu. Lord Vishnu has many names. This is a collection of 108 mantras each of which is based on a name of Lord Vishnu. It is accompanied by invocation mantras and music
1000 Names of Vishnu or Vishu Sahasra Namavali. The thousand names of Lord Vishnu are chanted such that each name is chanted as a mantra. This is a rare rendering of the 1000 names. This is different from the Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram in which the entire set of 1000 names is chanted as a poem. In this album you can hear each of the thousand names distinctively.
Listening to these mantras will fill your heart with peace and devotion. The soft, deep energy emanating from these mantras is ideal for meditation. As you listen to the "108 Names of Vishnu" everyday you will notice that the peace that you feel when you listen to it stays with you even when you are not listening to it and while you conduct your day-to-day activities.
  The second super cool app is for all those of you who like to read on ur cell while you are waiting or may be sitting in a bus or a train. It is for all those of you who would love to have the whole Shri Sai Satcharitra book and much more in the palm of your hands. To install this app on ur cell- go to the app market and search for
108 names
Suresh Desu

The app has information about the following Gods.
1.) Lord Shiva
2.) Lord Subrahmanyam
3.) Lord Ganesha
4.) Sai Baba
5.) Shri Lakshmi Devi
6.) Lord Venkateswara
7.) Lord Surya
8.) Shri Gayatri
9.) Lord Vishnu
10.) Lord Hanuman (Chalisa)
11.) Bhagvad Gita
12.) Sai Sat charitra.
13.) Lalitha Sahasranamam

The app displays all the 108 names (Ashtothram) for each of the Hindu Gods.
Ashtothram is available for the following.
✪✪ Shiva Ashtothram (monday)
✪✪ Subrahmanyam Ashtothram (tuesday)
✪✪ Ganesh Ashtothram (wednesday)
✪✪ SaiBaba Ashtothram (thursday)
✪✪ Lakshmi Devi Ashtothram (friday)
✪✪ Venkateswara Ashtothram (saturday)
✪✪ Surya Ashtothram (sunday)
✪✪ BHAGAVAD GITA ** All 18 chapters now available
✪✪ Sai Satcharitra -- Yes the entire 51 chapters for Sai Satcharitra
✪✪ Gayatri Mantram
✪✪ Hanuman Chalisa -- All 40 Shlokas
✪✪ Vishnu Sahasranamam -- Entire Vishnu Sahasranamam
✪✪ Lalitha Sahasranamam -- Entire Lalitha Sahasranamam
I hope by now you understand what made me write that I also have a small temple on my cell .All my friends who have seen my phone- love these apps and so I could'nt help sharing them with all of you too.
Deepa H


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