If my Leelas are written, the Avidya nescience will vanish and if they are attentively, and devoutly listened to, the consciousness of the worldly existence will abate, and strong waves of devotion, and love will rise up and if one dives deep into My Leelas, he would get precious jewels of knowledge. And if he sings earnestly My life and My deeds, him I shall beset in front and back and on all sides. Those devotees, who are attached to Me, heart and soul, will naturally feel happiness, when they hear these stories. Believe Me that if anybody sings My Leelas, I will give him infinite joy and everlasting contentment. It is My special characteristic to free any person, who surrenders completely to Me, and who does worship Me faithfully, and who remembers Me, and meditates on Me constantly.
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Thus, his future progress is natural and easy. When the king Parikshiti was cursed by the son of a Brahmin Rishi and was about to die a week later, the great sage Shuka expounded to him the famous Bhagwat Puran.
This practice is followed even now and the Gita, Bhagawat and other sacred books are read out to dying persons. Since Baba was an incarnation of God, He needed no such help. But just to set an example for His people, He followed this practice. When He knew that He was to pass away soon, He ordered a man, Mr. Vaze, to read the Ramavijaya to Him. Vaze read the book once that week; Then Baba asked him to read the same book again day and night and he finished the second reading in three days.
Thus, eleven days passed. Then he again read it to Baba for three days and was exhausted. So Baba let him go and continued to meditate. He abided in His Self and was waiting for the last moment. Two or three days before his death, Baba had stopped His morning peregrinations and begging rounds, and remained in the Masjid. He was conscious till the end and was advising his devotees not to lose heart. He did not let anybody know the exact time of His departure.
That day the 15th of October after the arati, He asked them to go to their houses and have lunch. Bhagoji noticed that His breathing had stopped and he immediately told Nanasaheb Nimonkar, who was sitting on the steps below. It came out. But it soon became evident that Baba had left His body for good. Some cried out loudly, some wallowed in the streets and some fell down senseless.
Tears ran from their eyes and everyone was smitten with sorrow. Some Muslims said that the body should be interred in an open space with a tomb built over it. Even Khushalchand and Amir Shakkar shared this opinion. He was an orthodox Brahmin and worshipped Baba first every morning and then worshipped all the other village deities. Then at noon, Bapusaheb Jog came with a few others and performed the noon-arati ceremony as usual. On Tuesday evening, the Sub-Inspector came from Rahata, other people also turned up and they all agreed to the proposal.
Yet, people still seemed divided in their opinion. Some still insisted on interring His body in the open field.
The Mamlatdar therefore took a vote and found that the proposal to use the Wada secured double the number of votes of the other option. However, he wanted to refer the matter to the Collector and Kakasaheb Dixit got himself ready to go to Ahmednagar. In fact, Baba became Murlidhar and the Wada became a temple and holy shrine, where so many devotees go now to find rest and peace. All the obsequies were duly performed by Balasaheb Bhate and Upasani Maharaj, a great devotee of Baba.
At night time, He leaned against it. Baba had used this brick for many years. One day when Baba was not in the Masjid, a boy who was sweeping the floor picked it up and accidentally broke it. On the outside they laugh, play and cry like everyone else, but inwardly they are wide awake to their duties and mission.
On a full moon day, Baba suffered from a severe attack of asthma. To get rid of it, Baba decided to take His prana high up and go into samadhi. If I return, everything will be fine; if I do not, bury My body in that open land pointing to it and fix two flags there as a mark. His breathing stopped and so did His pulse; It seemed as if His prana had left His body. All the villagers came there and wanted to hold an inquest and bury the body in the place pointed to by Baba.
After three days passed, Baba showed signs of life at about 3 A. He began breathing again and His abdomen began to move. His eyes opened and stretching His limbs, Baba returned to life again.
This pervades all things in the universe and there is no space without it. To fulfill His mission, He assumed the body and after it was fulfilled, He threw away the body the finite existence and resumed His infinite existence.
Sai always lives, as do the previous Incarnations of God. His passing away is only an outward aspect, but in reality He pervades all animate and inanimate things and is their Inner Controller and Ruler. This can be and is even now experienced by many who surrender themselves completely to Him and worship Him with wholehearted devotion. This was painted by Shamrao Jaykar, a famous artist and well-known devotee of Baba. Though Baba has no physical body now, He lives everywhere and will affect the welfare of His devotees.
Saints like Baba never die; although they look like men, they are in fact God. Department in , he came and lived in Shirdi with his wife. He had no children. Both husband and wife loved Baba and spent all their time worshipping and serving Baba.
How is it that my contact with a Saint has not improved me? When will You bless me? Then you will renounce all attachments and conquer lust and palate. And thereby getting rid of all impediments, you will serve God wholeheartedly and resort to the begging bowl accept sannyas. The whole world is desolate to him without Me; he tells no stories but Mine. He continuously meditates upon Me and always chants My name. I feel indebted to him who surrenders himself completely to Me and always remembers Me.
I shall repay his debt by giving him salvation self-realization. I am dependent on him who thinks and hungers after Me and who does not eat anything without first offering it to Me. He who thus comes to Me, becomes one with Me, just as a river merges with the sea.
So abandon pride and egoism and surrender yourself to Me, Who is seated in your heart. Barring your name and form, there exists in you, as well as in all beings, a sense of Being or Consciousness of Existence. Knowing this, you see Me inside yourself, as well as in all beings. If you practice this, you will realize all-pervasiveness and thus attain oneness with Me. But he who suffers and endures, pleases Me the most. He likes nothing better than love for all beings. Bow to Shri Sai — Peace be to all Share this:.
Sai Satcharitra Chapter 43 and 44
According to the ancient and revered custom, Hemadpant begins the work, Sai Satcharitra, with various salutations. First, he makes obeisance to the God Ganesha to remove all obstacles and make the work a success and says that Shri Sai is the God Ganesha. Then, to the Goddess Saraswati to inspire him to write out the work and says that Shri Sai is one with this Goddess and that He is Himself singing His own life. Then, to his tutelary Deity Narayan Adinath who manifested himself in Konkan - the land reclaimed by Parashurama, Rama in the Hindi version from the sea; and to the Adi Original Purusha of the family. Then, to his grandfather Sadashiv, father Raghunath, his mother, who left him in his infancy, to his paternal aunt, who brought him up, and to his loving elder brother.
Love all by keeping mind pure. All things will happen automatically......Sai Baba
In the last chapter, I described the circumstances which led me to write Sai-Sat-Charita. Let me now describe the first advent of Sai Baba in Shirdi. Mission of the Saints Lord Krishna says in Bhagvadgita Chapter IV, that "Whenever there is a decay of Dharma righteousness and an ascendancy of unrighteousness, I manifest Myself; and for the protection of the virtuous, the destruction of the vicious and for the establishment of righteousness, I manifest Myself in age after age". This is the mission of Lord, and the Sages and Saints, Who are His representatives and Who appear here at proper times, help in their own way to fulfil that mission. For instance, when the twice born, i.
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