Sai Baba

Sai means a Protector, a Religious Teacher and a Father. Pray to Him Like a father. His Love will manifest in many ways. Shri Sai Baba is an Avatar of god lord Shiva has descended in order to uplift mankind and re-establish Dharma.

Long time ago, at the beginning of the eighteenth century a young bearded man with sparkling eyes took shelter in a mosque, in Shirdi Village (of Maharashtra State, In India). Nobody knew from where this stranger had come who hardly spoke a word and stayed there.

Gradually the curious villagers started offering food to the man, but he never asked anything from them. Sometimes he shared his food with the animals. Soon the young fakir, as he was started to be addressed, started expressing his view points with few elderly villagers.

His simple language of expression and his special power of solving the problems of poor needy and destitutes soon made this less known fakir, known as Shri Sai Baba. As the days passed, devotees started streaming into Shirdi in ever growing numbers. The village was fast becoming a centre of pilgrimage.

As gifts and presentations flowed in, the pomp and ceremony of Sai worship were evolving. Everyday Sai Baba would be a pauper having distributed all among the needy and the poor. But Sai Baba's life of a Fakir remained calm, undisturbed, unaltered and therein is the saint's Spiritual glory.


People also realized that this "Baba" was no ordinary person but a person with extraordinary godly powers. Such powers are not known or present in normal human beings. Baba preached his principle of love and faith in humanity to all his disciples.

He always felt anguished over the fact that all those who came to him were more for their own personal problems and not for attaining the ultimate goal of reaching God which he felt could be attained by the true servicing of humanity.

Sai Baba strongly believed in uniformity of religion and he never distinguished anyone on the basis of caste, creed or religion. He always made it a point not to return empty handed those who had come to him in their hour of need and grief. He performed miracles to alleviate the suffering of poor people. On one occasion he restored the eyes of a blind elderly and in another occasion he lighted a lantern with water when there was no oil to burn it.



Sai Baba's teaching

The most important things that Sai Baba taught are :

Love

"Towards all animals,birds and insects: Baba used to feed dogs even before He partook food.He extended his love to even a useless rock used for washing clothes by sitting on it .Today that rock is seen in Dwarkamai and is worshipped by devotees who come there."







Religious tolerance

"Shirdi Sai Baba looked after the Hindus and Muslims equally.We can find people of all religions coming to Him even now.He always preached that all are one and be alike to everyone.In today's world there is a lot of tolerance among people of various religions.People must believe that all are Humans.Faith may be different but the goal is one.Shri Sai devotees are found very tolerant in this aspect .We find Muslims,Hindus,Sikhs,Christians ,etc sharing their views and talking with each other like real brothers."

Caste Harmony

"Shridi Sai never allowed people to have ill feelings towards the so called untouchables. He made the Brahmins eat from a leper's plate or untouchable's plates. When they felt loathsome to doing the same He castigated them and preached them everything is Atma.If they hated them they are in fact hating Him who is residing in them.People who believe in Baba should follow the same thing.Treat all mankind as brothers and live happily.Believe in the brotherhood of man and the fatherhood of God."



You can Worship Saibaba in following ways :

  • You can sing/recite Shirdi Saibaba Aarti all 4 times of day or at least listen to it once.
  • You might choose to do holy parayan of Sai Satcharitra by Hamadpant or at least a page a day.
  • You might simply visit Golden Lotus Sai temple and relax with Sai.
  • You may also involved in any good deeds like helping someone in education, giving food to hunger, taking someone to hospital etc. While doing this if your mind keeps chanting "Sairam, Sairam , Sairam" That too is a blessing from Sainath.



Shirdi Sai Baba Sayings :-

01

Why fear when I am here?

02

I am formless and everywhere

03

Basic prototype of a package manager for Sketch

04

I am in everything and beyond. I fill all space.

05

All that you see taken together is Myself.

06

If one devotes their entire time to me and rests in me, need fear nothing for body and soul.

07

If one sees me and me alone and listens to my Leelas and is devoted to me alone, they will reach God.

08

My business is to give blessings.

09

I get angry with none. Will a mother get angry with her children? Will the ocean send back the waters to the several rivers?

10

I will take you to the end.

11

If you make me the sole object of your thoughts and aims, you will gain the supreme goal.

12

Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana.

13

I am the slave of my devotee.

14

Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.

15

What is our duty? To behave properly. That is enough.

16

My eye is ever on those who love me.

17

Whatever you do, wherever you may be, always bear this in mind: I am always aware of everything you do.

18

I will not allow my devotees to come to harm.

19

If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out my hands to support him or her.

20

I think of my people day and night. I say their names over and over.

21

My treasury is open but no one brings carts to take from it. I say, "Dig!" but no one bothers.

22

My people do not come to me of their own accord; it is I who seek and bring them to me.

23

All that is seen is my form: ant, fly, prince, and pauper

24

However distant my people may be, I draw them to me just as we pull a bird to us with a string tied to its foot.

25

This body is just my house. My guru has long ago taken me away from it.

26

Those who think that Baba is only in Shirdi have totally failed to know me.

27

I cannot do anything without God's permission.

28

God has agents everywhere and their powers are vast.

29

I have to take care of my children day and night and give an account to God of every paisa.

30

The wise are cheerful and content with their lot in life.

31

If you are wealthy, be humble. Plants bend when they bear fruit.

32

Spend money in charity; be generous and munificent but not extravagant.

33

Do not kick against the pricks of life.

34

Whatever creature comes to you, human or otherwise, treat it with consideration.

35

Do not be obsessed by the importance of wealth.

36

Do not bark at people and don't be aggressive, but put up with others complaints.

37

There is a wall of separation between oneself and others and between you and me. Destroy this wall!

38

Give food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, and clothes to the naked. Then God will be pleased.

39

If anyone offends you do not return tit for tat.

40

I am the slave of those who hunger and thirst after me and treat everything else as unimportant.

41

Whoever makes me the sole object of their love, merges in me like a river in the ocean.

42

Look to me and I will look to you.

43

What God gives is never exhausted, what man gives never lasts.

44

Poverty is the highest of riches and a thousand times superior to a king's wealth.

45

Whoever withdraws their heart from wife, child, and parents and loves me, is my real lover.

46

Do not be obsessed by egotism, imagining that you are the cause of action: everything is due to God.

47

If we see all actions as God's doing, we will be unattached and free from karmic bondage.

48

Other people's acts will affect just them. It is only your own deeds that will affect you.

49

Satsang that is associating with the good is good. Dussaya, or associating with evil-minded people, is evil and must be avoided.

50

Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.