do you come to the temple of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba ?
a) Is it because you love Baba so much that at least without His symbolic
presence ,life seems meaningless to you ?
b) Is it because you take some time out of your busy schedule and
come to Baba's temple for generating a nobler state of mind by praying,singing
aarti and doing pooja etc ?
c) Is it because you have too many problems around you in the practical
world surrounding you and cannot fight and therefore run to the temple
for getting blessings of Baba ?
d) Is it because you have problems and want to solve it through Baba's
grace within the desired period in the desired method ?
you remember Baba having said that all seeds planted need not necessarily
become trees.Are you prepared to believe that you may not get as much
results as you wish by coming to the temple?
you offer to Baba ,are they out of your honest income?
you think it is proper to make presents to Baba out of your dishonest
you remember that Baba had refused to take gold and silver presents
from a Queen who had come in a palanquin but,had accepted a single
chapaati with an onion from an old lady offered out of love?
you coming to temple to satisfy your sentimental requirements at the
cost of your family members and other dependents? Don't you remember
Baba had forced Mahalsapati to go and stay with family because he
was coming and staying at Dwarkamai .Are you doing your family duties
you come to temple to socialize because you have known people there
and to gossip about things.Don't you think it is a useless wastage
of time to talk,discuss topics pertaining to issues other than that
of Baba ,religion and spiritualism.
you think that it is better to spend your time in meditating on Baba
,praying ,participating in aarti or by reading books like Sai Satcharitra
no one is perfect ,don't you think it is improper to think of the
imperfections of others or gossip bout them In the temple?Don't you
remember that Baba had told one person that talking ill of other person
is like a pig eating dirty food,just as some find fault in others.
you think that your devotional level is higher than that of others
and therefore criticize about others way of worshipping. Don't you
think that it is highly negetive approach.
you agree with Sri Sai saying that we meet people and face problems
because of Rinanubandha I.e debt of the past life.If we believe in
this saying of Baba then isn't it required of us to accept our own
problems and not always cry and fret about them . Do you think that
anyone is so specially chosen by God that He will have no pain and
problem but only happiness?
you have the amount of patience (Saburi) and faith (Shraddha) needed
to come closer to Baba.Do you think that your Shraddha is constant
or it changes with problems and situations? Do you change your mentors
always advised people to develop qualities of kindness,impartiality
,sympathy , tolerance and sacrifice to others.How much sacrifice do
you do for others at your cost?Do you think that whatever little sacrifice
you think you do is enough?
you remember Baba having said that when two persons are fighting ,the
the person that doesn't hurt the others or tolerates the negetives
is dearer to me .Do you do so?
you think that unbridled sentimentality,which includes crying and
wailing etc are required in spiritual path?Don't you know by such
sentiments ,you, at times ,cause harm to others and contaminate good
atmosphere.Is it not better to contain your emotionality within yourself,and
not make a public display of it to establish your devotional fervour?
want yourself to be sympathetically dealt by others and also to be
understood.Don't you think that others ,also would be expecting the
same from you.Do you do so?
you think that by being jealous about others improvements even in
the devotional field,you gain anything?
work you do for Baba , are you doing it honestly and with intensity
I.e purity of thought,or do you do it in a casual manner?
want Sri Sai to take care of all your problem but do we equally try
to even do a fraction of His work perfectly for His cause?
you think the blessings of God will come to you when you don't qualify
for it,breaking the law of Karma I.e action and reaction syndrome?
you think it is proper that you first work for His cause which qualifies
for His blessings. Good resultd do follow ultimately in accordance
with the 'Law of Karma'. If you really want to have the blessings
of Baba and live peacefully along with your fellowmen,first improve
your own qualities on the lines indicated in the preceding paragraphs.
THINK ,THINK AND THINK
happening in this universe is mystically systematical.Every action
/word has a meaning ans a purpose behind it.Is it true?
Law of Nature is highly precise and scientific.Nothing is meaningless
and unsystematic in nature no matter how so ever small. Just remember
that 'Man is God fooling himself'.Those human beings who strived and
knew the laws of nature, to them there are no mysteries .They are
saints,ypgis and Perfect Masters.
there is one God,then why are there so many religions on this earth?
It is only God ,the Almighty or the Divine force that is responsible
to create the human beings,sustain them and also to bring about their
physical end which we term as death.All this is true for the living
and non-living.All these beings carrying human souls are scattered
all over this earth.They are born in different social,cultural and
geographic situations.Each one has certain level of conciosness,and
a series of experience. The experiences and levels of conciouisness
may be similar but cannot be the same.God creates different religions
for the evolution of different group of souls who are required to
follow the path which one religion prescribes. In fact ,religions
have been created differently through different Incarnations to evolve
different groups of souls.Any person who is born in one religion should,therefore,stick
to it because without experience of the path prescribed by that religion
,he cannot further evolve.So Geeta clearly tells us 'Swadharme nidhana
shreyah,Parodharma Vayavaha' which means it is better to die for one's
own religion ,than accept any other religion.
all religions have came out of God,then why do people fight on religion?
If human beings were that perfect,there was no need for God to
incarnate and establish so many religions.Only because human beings
naturally have tendency to differ and antagonise each other,therefore,religions
try to show them different ways to get out of their self created problems
and limitations.The main problem is that after the departure of the
Incarnations, interpretation of His sayings or commands rae doneby
some religious leaders,who are imperfect. Some of them ,even if possessing
some spiritual power interpret the original sayings of thof the Incarnationin
a limited way.History shows that at times ,such interpretations are
totally contradictory to what the founder of any religion had said.Common
people ,not knowing the difference between the real incarnations and
these leaders,follow them blindly.This lead to fanaticism,rivalry
and even wars.Whenever situation becomes bad and people suffer due
to wrong interpretation of religion,God again incarnates and re-stabalizes
Dharma,the rules of nature. This has been going on since long and
will also continue in future.
are different but is there anything common in them,I mean are there
any common parameters?
'Dharma ' is from a Sanskrit root (Dhaa) which means to hold and
also to think.Religions therefore try to hold together not only different
human beings or group of people but also the other aspects of nature
like plants ,animals,birds and all living aspects .As ordained by
nature they live together and are interdependent,therefore these must
be held in a fine balance.The principles for holding them for the
greatest goodof them for the longest period of time is known as Dharma.The
concepts of Hindu universalism ,the Muslim brotherhood,the Christian
service,the Buddhist tolerance are nothing but attempts to bring out
and establish the common denominators of togetherness.Human beings
are aware of these but lose their path from time to timewhen these
Incarnations again come and reestablish these concepts of love, tolerance
,sacrifice,unity and simplicity. I would like to know whether Sai
Baba is coming as Maitreya Buddha in future.If so ,how can I make
sure He and coming Buddha .
incarnations are the human forms of God ,playing different roles at
different places and a different points of time.They do not are same?
I love Sai Baba a lot and have a great faith in Him. ever reappear
in the same body.Only highly evolved souls can know about an incarnation.Unless
He reveals it Himself others cannot know. Believe that Baba is same
as Buddha.Your thinking ,even if you do not know the inner truths
of nature,is correct.
just learned about Sai Baba today.Is He the reincarnation of Jesus
Shri Shirdi Sai is an incarnation .His role on earth has been like
that of Jesus,-kindness personified,the most merciful man to redeem
humanity of its misery.
would like to know what is the relationship between Baba and Jesus?And
if I believe in Jesus,can All incarnations are manifestation of God.The
Almighty works differently at different times and in different societies
as per the prevailing conditions. I believe in Baba too?
There is a lot common between Baba and Christ I.e love,self -sacrifice,living
like ordinary people among their disciples etc Go Step by Step.Always
pray to Him to give you the direction. Even I believe in Jesus as
the kindest redeemer of millions of human beings.
want to start a "Sai movement" in a foreign land but have no idea
or contacts to do that.How should I go about it?
First action to start a Sai movement is to make oneself mentally
,morally and financially strong.The immediate steps you can take at
this stage are:-
a) Get His Photograph,pictures for free distribution.
b) Get books on Him and magazines for circulation.
c) Call the devotees on a Sunday and do prayers .
am in search of my spiritual destiny at the moment .I would like to
preach for Sai Baba but I have no resources for that.Please advice?
To have a desire to work for Shri Sai is a noble idea .But, first
one must create a ground by his own hard work and patience.Such work
can be done if one has pue emotions supported by intelligence,knowledge
and material support.One has to create these assets for himself/herself
before taking a plunge.The growth will be slow and one has to face
this reality with forbearance.There is no shortcut to spiritualism.Pray
to Baba to build you up for His cause.
should be the role of patrons of Sai Temples towards the people who
come to temples?
The patrons should let the people come forward ,to see and worship
Baba..They had special blessings of Baba when they got an opportunity
for construction of a temple .Now it is important for them that they
should not pose a hindrance to the devotees.They have already been
blessed by Baba's grace now they should let others also benefit by
His grace.Temple belongs to all.They should work with utmost humility
with a service - oriented mind.
tell me one mantra to pray to Shri Sai Baba?
Sai Mantra for you is "Aum Shri SaiNathay Namah".Be steadfast in your
devotion to Baba.
to win Sai's love?
Though I do everyday pooja ,Sai Sacharitra parayana and His namsmarana
still I am not feeling His presence as I used to do in the past.I
want His assurance like He used to give me before,there is nothing
but silence.Please help. Baba's assurances cover this ,"If you take
one step towards Me,I will take ten steps towards you".Baba 's love
never stops or changes with situations.He is constantly there with
you.Your faith is being tested.Very soon He will assure you in a certain
way provided you are honest and steadfast in your prayer.Don't worry
feel that smoking is not all that bad.Am I correct?
Baba was in the Beyond state whom no material aspect including smoking
affected.If he offered Chillum to any one ,he saw to it that it did
not adversely affect the person.Rather ,some people got cured of disease
as it is mentioned in Shri Satcharitra.Through group Chillum habits,
he tried to breakdown the barriers of high,low castes and religions.An
ordinary person knowing the hazards of smoking cannot afford to continue
because this habit is for his pleasure and does not have a greater
social significance.Pray to Baba to get you out.
should be our prayer towards Baba?
We should pray to Baba that first of all ,He should free us from the
bad actions I.e paap,and the debts generated through many of our past
lives.Before we ask for Baba's grace we should say that "O Baba make
us worthy of your grace".It is necessary to become worthy of His grace
before receiving it, no matter how much one has to suffer for it.
teach me how to do prayers to Shirdi Sai Baba?
Begin by concentrating on His photograph from feet to head and vice
versa as Baba has told in Shri Sai Satcharitra.Either pray through
your normal language,or Aarti of Baba or through any Mantra you know.What
is necessary is a feeling of love towards Him.Silent and concentrated
prayer is the best.
very much want to get closer to Baba ,both through prayers and meditation.Although
,things go smoothly at most of the times, Living amidst the worldly
situations termed as Maya ,one cannot avoid this situation unless
one decides to leave the worldly activities. I am often afflicted
by attacks of Maya ,and this repeatedly disheartens me because I feel
that all the progress that I have made upto that point is lost.What
is the way to be more steadfast inone's principles?
Totally and become a yogi or Sanyasi.Simultaneously ,if one holds
on to Baba always in some form say,taking His name,speaking about
Him to others, reading about Him ,thinking about Him etc,the mind
gets His support to sustain or develop the inner power to resist the
attacks of Maya.More strong the attraction towards Baba develops less
strong will be the attraction towards the illusory worldly aspects.
is the best method of praying?Is it the mental prayer conducted silently
before Lord Sai or praying aloud to the Lord?
Mental Prayer with concentration is better,in case mind has developed
that capacity or otherwise, pray aloud individually or in congregations.
does Shri Sai Baba require of His devotees,does He expect them to
sing His Aartis etc or are the Those who remember Him with equanimity
both in happiness and sorrow ,thinking Him to be the only refuge in
their life will be closer to Him.Keeping devotees like us who keep
remembering Him in both happiness and sorrow,are also dear to Him?
Him in conciousness always by singing Aarti or remembering Him
in happiness and sorrow or even while doing any kind of service ,these
are all interlinked spontaneosly.
praying I go into a tunnel ,some forces try to stop me while others
help me to continue going further. Is it coming from within you,your
imagination or having read anywhere about it?
If it is coming from within you ,such a tunnel means one is going
in the correct path.Analyse your At the end of this tunnel I see bright
light.What is the significance of this? mind to find the origin of
this thought.Many questions will get answered if we analyse and understand
our own thought. disturbances.
want to perform pooja two or three times a day for Baba ,which I was
doing till some months back when I was not working?
Do not worry if you cannot do formal pooja .If a small pooja before
going out and before sleep is done it is fine.You can even do mental
want Baba to be in each and every activity of mine?
Though at the back of mind He is always there but still I 'm not satisfied,I
want to do much more.I am working married woman through concentration.Constant
and loving rememberance of Baba through whatever support system is
the best path.Read Sai Satcharitra regularly. and remain at work most
of the times.
do I manage my time for Baba's worship?
It is said that all prayers reach Baba and Sadgurus.Many times in
my life Baba listened to my prayers instantly and has been helping
me in various forms.Though I firmly believe that all my prayers and
feelings reach Baba and Guru,sometimes I feel like having a feedback
whether God and my Guru received my prayers.
do I know their response?
All prayers even the unspoken ones,the moment they are thought reach
Baba instantly.Continue to remember Him and pray to Him.Be patient
and pray Him continuously.You will get what you call 'feedback' in
some manner some day.Thousands of devotees of Baba experience Baba's
I know the meaning of 'OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI'?
'Hail Sai,Oh Sai ,Let you be there always!'