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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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Monday, January 2, 2017

2nd Jan 2017 / Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy and Blessed New Year/Leelas of Baba

Om Sai Ram
It has almost been a year since I have posted messages and pictures related to Shri Shirdi Saibaba on this blog . But I guess, since Baba has its own way of showing Leelas to His devotees to assure them that He is always with them to guide them thru the messages and teachings of Shri Sai Satcharitra - One more time I am starting to update this blog as usual thru daily messages of Baba . However, for more messages and pics of Baba , you can follow me on my facebook page or twitter which are dedicated to Shri Sadguru Sainath  .   
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Om Shree Siddhivinayaka Namaha
II ๐Ÿ•‰ Sai Ram ll
Leela 2
The story of Sapatnekar, his wife Parvatibai and his sons is exceedingly lengthy, so I have presented it as two leelas. I will now narrate how Baba’s blessings came to fruition and the Sapatnekars had 8 sons and a daughter.
After the unforgettable visit to Shirdi, the very next year, that is in 1915, Parvatibai became pregnant and delivered a bonny, healthy baby boy. The child was christened Murlidhar, and when he was eight months old they took him to Shirdi. When Murlidhar was placed at Baba’s feet, Baba picked him up, laid him in his lap, and cooed and spoke to him. In due course of time, Parvatibai had two more sons, named Bhaskar and Dinkar. Both were fortunate to have Baba’s darshan.
When Dinkar was about 3 months old, Parvatibai took him to Shirdi, and placed him at Baba’s feet. Baba lifted the baby in his hands and threw him in the air with great force. However nothing untoward happened to Dinkar and he was caught by a devotee seated there. Dinkar says, “Because Baba threw me in the air while I was but a child, a transformation occurred and I became very spiritual from a very young age.”Parvatibai recalls"
“After our first son Murlidhar was born, my husband’s faith in Sai Baba became firm. In the years to come it developed stronger, so much so that when our second son Bhaskar died at the age of ten years, he did not blame Baba. On the other hand, he called all our children together and stood
them before Baba’s photograph and said, ‘Baba! Take away all of them and I shall not mind as they are all yours. However, I shall not give up my faith in you.’”
Years later, Dinakar said, “My father was initially devoted to Lord Datta, and used to go on a pilgrimage to Ganagapur frequently. A year after the loss of his first son, Mahadev visited Gangapur. In a state of bereavement and anguish he jumped into the river with the intent of ending his wretched
life. Lo! Lord Datta himself pulled him out of the river and asked him to go to Akkalkot. A few years later Sai Baba drew my father into his flock and made him into ,a staunch devotee.
From this story it is crystal clear that the darshan and blessings of any saint are impossible without good karma and penance of past lives. Possibly Baba wanted to show my father that he
and Lord Datta are the same. Baba wanted to push my father’s original spirituality by removing his disappointment and
sorrow of family life. Thus the ‘Chal hut’ drama may have been Baba’s secret method for removing all the negative energy that had enveloped my father’s very being. This was Baba’s unique method of drawing my father to him and guiding him on his spiritual path.”
The Sapatnekars originally hailed from the village Sapatne, and hence were called Sapatnekars. Later they moved to Madhegaon. Practising law was their family profession, and
even to this day it is followed by the members of this family. Mahadev became a well known Pleader at Akkalkot. He was an affluent landowner, with his own home and property. In 1961, some of his family members moved to Pune.
Parvatibai went to stay at Pune with her son Dinakar, as he had a paralytic stroke. She was 88 years old at that time and was not in good health. Parvatibai passed away on the 30th of October 1983, at 4 p.m. According to the Hindu calendar this
was the same month when Baba took Maha Samadhi (10th day of Ashvin). Also like Baba, Parvatibai breathed her last after the 10th day had finished and Ekadashi had commenced. At the time of death, she was conscious till the last moment and left the world peacefully with a smile on her face.
Ref.: Shri Sai Leela Magazine, Volume 65, No 4, July 1986.
Source : Baba's Divine Manifestations by Vinny Chitluri
Trust in Sai's Timing....
Rely on Sai's Promise....
Wait on Sai's Answer.....
Believe in Sai's Miracle.....
Rejoice in Sai's Goodness.....
& Relax in Sai's Presence....


 Leela 1
*Mahadev Waman Sapatnekar and the Removal of Doubts*
It was at the insistence of his father that Mahadev Waman Sapatnekar, an attorney and a resident of Akkalkot, first visited
Shirdi in 1913. At that point Sapatnekar was disillusioned and troubled by the turn of events in his life. He was a 33 year old widower, and had lost his wife and son to Diphtheria.
He blamed God for this loss. Then he married Paravatibai, a young girl who was just 13 years old, but even after four years of marriage his wife was unable to conceive. Also, his wife suffered from terrible pain in her abdomen and trunk Mahadev’s father, Waman Sapatnekar, insisted that he go to Shirdi and seek Baba’s blessings. Waman Sapatnekar had heard a glowing account of Baba’s divinity from Shevde, who
was Mahadev’s friend and classmate. In chapter 48 of the Shri Sai Satcharita, Shevde’s story is beautifully described. Shevde, a staunch devotee of Sai Baba was quite unprepared for a
forthcoming examination, but was confident that he would pass as Baba had assured him of success.
In the bygone days, a son never questioned his father, butimplicitly followed his orders. Therefore, although Mahadev lacked faith in Baba, he did as his father advised, and along
with his younger brother Panditrao, set out for Shirdi.
Upon reaching Shirdi they went to the Dwarka Mai to pay obeisance to Baba. But when Mahadev bent down to touch Baba’s feet, he roared “Chal hut” (“Go away”) and shoved him with such force that his turban flew out of the Sanctum. Mahadev stayed at Shirdi for three days and whenever he went to meet Baba, he received the same “Chal hut” treatment. Mahadev felt
humiliated and hurt, and returned home in a gloomy frame of mind.
Parvatibai has recounted those days: “When my husband went to Shirdi, I had a keen desire to accompany him. In those days a wife was subservient and couldn’t speak to her husband openly, so I was left in my in-laws’ home at Madhegaon. That night while I was sleeping beside my sister-in-law, I had this
dream vision, wherein I saw a bright flash of light. At that moment I remembered that there was not a drop of water in the house, so I took a pitcher and went to the well nearby. The well was known as Lakkadsha’s well. I was in a great hurry as the daughter-in-law was not supposed to go out of the house alone. I needed to fetch the water and return before my father-in-law returned from the court. There I saw a fakir standing
next to the well. He approached me and said, ‘My dear girl! Why get exhausted needlessly. I shall get your pitcher filled with pure water.’ I was scared, as I suspected the fakir had
some bad intentions. My fears were confirmed when he lifted his kafni and sat down to pass urine in front of me. I was petrified and ran home as fast as I could. However, he ran after
me saying, ‘Lassie! Don’t run away, I have come to give you something.’ On reaching home I closed the door securely, but the fakir came to the door and threw small pebbles through the slits in the door. ‘Lassie! I have come to give you something’, the fakir repeatedly said. I was about to shout when I got up
sweating profusely with fright. When I realised that it was a dream, I woke my sister-in-law and asked her what the time was. However she jokingly said, ‘Aren’t you able to sleep? Aha!Your husband has gone to Shirdi and you must be dreaming
of him.’
The next morning I narrated the dream to my mother-in-
law. My father-in-law overheard it, and inquired about it in great detail. He sternly told my husband to go to Shirdi and take me with him, as there was some divine message hidden
in the dream. My husband was reluctant to revisit Shirdi and get insulted again. But my father-in-law insisted that he go, taking both me and his elder brother’s wife, who didn’t have a
son till then.Hence, we went to Shirdi; Baba was returning from Lendi Baugh at that time. I was stunned, as he was the same fakir that
I had seen in my dream. Then looking at me he started yelling, ‘Oh! Dear mother! My abdomen and trunk are aching terribly.’
I was baffled and concerned, and wanted to know what was wrong with him. The devotees explained that Baba often acted like this and relieved the devotee of the malady, by taking it upon himself. I however couldn’t stop giggling at his perfect
play acting of my symptoms. Two months later, the nagging pain in my abdomen and trunk disappeared, and I was filled with gratitude for Baba.
Later in the day, we went to have Baba’s darshan in the
Dwarka Mai. My husband went forward with the flowers and fruit offerings. Again Baba said, ‘Chal hut.’ When my turn came, however, Baba allowed me to place my head at his feet, and made me sit near him. He then placed his palm in a container of Udi and with a little force placed his palm on my forehead and blessed me. He said, ‘Take one, two, three, or four. How many do you want?’ This was in regard to my barren state. Later I had 8 sons and 1 daughter, and Baba fulfilled his promise.
My husband was filled with remorse and repentance for
having doubted Baba when Shevde spoke about Baba’s
benevolence. He decided to stay on at Shirdi until Baba
forgave and blessed him. Once, he saw Baba seated alone in the Dwarka Mai, so he ran and clasped his feet, beseeching forgiveness. Baba placed his blessed hand on his head and made him sit close by. Meanwhile a shepherdess came and
started massaging Baba’s feet. Looking at Sapatnekar, Baba said, ‘This gentleman thinks I killed his son. Do I kill people’s sons? Now I shall bring a son in his wife’s womb.’Filled with joy, my husband again fell at Baba’s feet with tears gushing down his cheeks. He ran to where we were staying
and excitedly narrated what had happened. He asked me to prepare puran polis (chapattis with a stuffing of Bengal gram cooked with jaggery) as an offering to Baba. However I had already prepared shira (semolina halva) as Bapu Sahib Jog had suggested. Then both of us went for the arati, and I handed my platter of shira to Jog. He kept it at the rear of the plates brought by various devotees. After the arati, Baba was given a plate filled with our offerings; but Baba pushed it aside and leaned over and pulled my plate towards him. With great relish he ate a handful of shira from my plate. The next day was Thursday and we saw the Chavadi procession.” Parvatibai narrates some unusual information about the Chavadi procession. She recalls, “Baba never sat in the palanquin. If devotees lifted him and put him inside, he disappeared and was seen walking at the back of palanquin.Baba often broke into a dance with great agility—he put one foot forward, then the other foot and danced in abandon.
He rhythmically moved to the clash of the cymbals, his lithe body swaying like a reed. It was a sight that Lord Indra would have envied. Baba’s face shone with a brilliant glow like Lord Panduranga.”The Sapatnekars were to leave Shirdi the next day. Before leaving, they went to seek permission from Baba. Mahadev told his wife, “I shall offer one rupee as dakshina to Baba. If he asks again I will happily give one more rupee. But if he asks for more money I will have to sell my gold ring and your bangles.”
To Mahadev’s great surprise, Baba only asked for two rupees and repeated the exact same words that Sapatnekar had said to his wife in their room. Hearing this, the doubts that were still lurking in his mind disappeared and he was convinced about Baba’s sanctity and omnipresence. Thus, Mahadev Sapatnekar became devoted to Baba.
The lessons that we can learn from this leela are:
*1. Never ever doubt saints.*
*2. By shouting, “Chal Hut”, Baba was removing Mahadev’s bad karma and fructifying his ‘sanchit karma’, then filling it with crystal clear water, which is his grace, mercy and blessing.*
*3. The passing of urine is symbolic of the removal of waste or impurities from Mahadev’s wife.*
*4. The throwing of pebbles represents strong progeny. Baba says, “Take one, two, three, or four. How many do you want?” Thus she had eight sons and a daughter.*
*5. Sapatnekar used to think that Lord Datta didn’t save his son. Since Baba and Datta are the same, Baba says, “He thinks I killed his son.”*
Ref.: Shri Sai Leela Magazine, Volume 65, No. 4, July 1986.
Source : Baba's Divine Manifestations by Vinny Chitluri
 
 











 
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