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Sunday, 2 December 2018

03/12/18 prayer

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Monday, December 3, 2018
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Shirdi Sai Baba says:  "My treasury is open but no one brings carts to take from it. I say, “Dig!” but no one bothers."
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Om vinayakaya namaha.
Om namah shivaya.
Om vasudevay namaha.
Om namo narayanaya.
Jai sairam.
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Thursday, 9 August 2018

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Monday, 19 March 2018

ఉగాది ugadhi

ఉగాది రోజున ఏం చేయాలి?*_

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ఉగాది ఈ నెల 18వ తారీఖున వస్తోంది. ఉగాదిని సంవత్సరాది అని కూడా అంటారని తెలిసిందే. ఉగాది రోజున వేకువ జామున బ్రహ్మ ముహూర్తంలో తలకు నూనె పట్టించి తలంటు స్నానం చేయాలి. పర్వదినాలలో తైలంలో లక్ష్మీదేవి, నీటిలో గంగాదేవి నివాసం ఉంటారట. అందుకని ఆ రోజులలో తలకు నూనె రాసుకొని తలంటుస్నానం చేస్తే లక్ష్మీదేవి, గంగా మాతల అనుగ్రహం పొందుతామని పెద్దలు చెప్తారు. నూతన వస్త్రాలు కట్టుకొని, తర్వాత ఇల్లు శుభ్రం చేసుకొని, మామిడి తోరణాలు కట్టుకొని, పూజకు కావల్సినవి సిద్ధం చేసుకోవాలి. గడపకు పసుపు రాసి, బొట్టు పెట్టుకోవాలి.

మన ఇష్ట దైవాన్ని పూజించాలి. తులసి చెట్టుకు పూజ చేయాలి. లక్ష్మీదేవికి, విష్ణుమూర్తికి తులసీదళాల మాల సమర్పించుకోవాలి. మన ఇష్టదైవాన్ని తులసి దళంతో అష్టోత్తరం చేయాలి. ఉగాది రోజున ప్రత్యేక ప్రసాదం ఆరు రుచులు కలిగిన అంటే పులుపు, చేదు, తీపి, ఉప్పు, కారం, వగరుతో ఉగాది పచ్చడి చేసి దేవునికి నివేదన ఇవ్వాలి. మనస్సులో దైవాన్ని నివేదన స్వీకరించి ఆయన ఉచ్చిష్టాన్ని ప్రసాదించమని వేడుకోవాలి. తర్వాత హారతి ఇచ్చి సాష్టాంగ నమస్కారం చేయాలి. ఈ పూజ విదానం అంతా భక్తిశ్రద్ధలతో, విశ్వాసంతో చేయాలి. అప్పుడే ఆ పూజ దైవానికి చెందినట్లు. ఆ తర్వాత పంచాంగ శ్రవణం చేయాలి. మీ రాశి ఫలాలు ఎలా ఉన్నాయో తెలుసుకోవాలి.

ఉగాది రోజున దేవాలయ దర్శనం చేసుకుంటే మంచి ఫలితం ఉంటుందని శాస్త్రాలు చెప్తున్నాయి. ఉగాది రోజున నీరు నింపిన దర్మకుంభం.. అంటే కలశాన్ని పెద్దలకు ఇస్తే చాలా మంచి ఫలితం కలుగుతుందట.

ఉగాది పచ్చడిలో ఆరోగ్యకరమైన ప్రయోజనాలున్నాయి. అవేంటంటే.....
1. పులుపు... పులుపు అంటే చింతపండు. ఉగాది పచ్చడిలో కొత్త చింతపండుని వేయడం వల్ల కొన్ని ప్రయోజనాలున్నాయి. పులుపు ఆకలిని పెంచుతుంది. అరుగుదలకు తోడ్పడుతుంది. పంచేంద్రియాలను పరిపుష్టి చేస్తుంది.

2. తీపి.. ఉగాది పచ్చడిలో కొత్త బెల్లాన్ని కలపడం వల్ల ఉపయోగాలు. బెల్లంలో ఉండే లోహ ధాతువులు శరీరంలోకి తేలిగ్గా విలీనం అవుతాయి. ఎండా కాలం వడదెబ్బ నుండి రక్షిస్తుంది. వాతాన్ని హరిస్తుంది. శరీరంలోని వేడిని తగ్గిస్తుంది.

3. ఉప్పు... గ్యాస్‌ను తగ్గిస్తుంది. మలబద్దకాన్ని నిరోధిస్తుంది.

4. కారం.. పచ్చిమిర్చిని వేయడం వల్ల ఆకలిని పెంచుతుంది. ప్రేగు లోపల ఉండే పురుగులను చంపుతుంది. దురదలను తగ్గిస్తుంది.

5. చేదు.. వేప పూత ఆకలిని పెంచుతుంది. ఎండాకాలంలో వచ్చే వడదెబ్బ, జ్వరాల నుండి కాపాడుతుంది. విషానికి విరుగుడులా పనిచేస్తుంది. దప్పికను తగ్గిస్తుంది.

6. వగరు.. కొత్త మామిడికాయ వగరుగా ఉంటుంది. ఇది రక్త స్రావాన్ని తగ్గిస్తుంది. గాయాలను మాన్పుతుంది.
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Friday, 9 March 2018

Why i so poor???

A man once asked Guru Nanak: why am I so poor....?
Guru Nanak smiled and said "you are poor because you have not learnt to give..."
The man replied, "but Guruji, what can I give? I am a poor man, a beggar, I have nothing to give
Guru Nanak said: "You have a pleasant face, you can smile and make someone feel happy; you have a nice voice, you can sing in praise of someone, or say two words to soothe or comfort someone who is upset; you have two hands which you can use to help or support someone who is in need of help & support.
How can you say that you have nothing to give!!
The poverty of your spirit is your actual poverty!!
Those who know how to give are the ones who also have the right to receive

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Sai baba blessings 8/2/2018

Shirdi Sai Baba says:  "Be ashamed of your hatred. Give up hatred and be quiet."

  शिरडी साईं बाबा कहते हैं: "अपनी नफरत से शर्म आनी चाहिए, घृणा को छोड़ दो और चुप रहो।

"షిర్డీ సాయి బాబా ఇలా అన్నాడు: "మీ ద్వేషాన్ని గురించి సిగ్గుపడండి, ద్వేషాన్ని వదిలివేసి నిశ్శబ్దంగా ఉండండి."

Monday, 22 January 2018

RATHA-SAPTAMI (24TH JAN 2018) AND BHEESHMASHTAMI (25TH JAN 2018)

☀RATHA-SAPTAMI (24TH JAN 2018) AND BHEESHMASHTAMI (25TH JAN 2018) ANUSHTANA VIDHANAM AS PER SANATANA DHARMA SHASTRA

Namaskaram. Dharma Shastra says "Ratha Saptami" is a day which can wipe away sins committed by a person in his past 7 births (Sapta Janma), if you follow the simple procedure recommended by our ancient Vedic Rishis. Let’s first understand what is Ratha Saptami? You know that with the Sun entering Makara Rashi, Uttarayana i.e., day time for Gods in heaven has begun, which has happened in January 2018.  On 24th Jan 2018 Surya Bhagawan (Sun God) who rides in his chariot drawn by 7 horses will turn towards the north eastern direction in the northern hemisphere. This celestial event which happens only once a year on Ratha Saptami day when Sun is most powerful. If we follow and perform the rituals mentioned in Shastras on this day, we will get the punya (merit) of performing rituals of Surya Grahana (Solar eclipse) and this day Lord Surya shines equivalent to the power of 1 crore Sun. “Surya graha tulya Ratha Saptami and Kotibhaskara” says Dharma Shastra. This day is also called as Surya Jayanti (birthday of Lord Surya) or Arogya Saptami (Health Saptami) as if you worship Lord Surya this day you will be relieved from your diseases and sins (papas).

As you know heat and water can remove dirt. Imagine a greasy vessel you are finding difficult to clean, if you heat it with water the grease loosens. Similarly on this day when you have a bath with mantras addressed to Surya, these mantras will burn your sins which you have accumulated like grease in your body, and the water will wipe you clean externally. The sins you committed in your last 7 birth are said to be destroyed by this early morning bath as per our Shastras. So what do you have to do on 24th Jan 2018 ?

1. Get up early in the morning before Sunrise. Finish your early morning activities like brushing your teeth, going to toilet etc.

2. Wear a clean dhoti and an Angavastra/Uttareya (uparna) for men. Sari for women. Children small dhoti/towel. You need to have bath with these clothes on, but before that….

3. You need to get 7 Arka leaves per person, who wants to perform this Snana Anushtana. Arka is called Aakh ke patte in Hindi, Rui in Marathi, Erukkam elai in Tamil, Jilledu in Telugu, Aakonda in Bengali, Neela Erukku in Malayalam. This leaves are offered to Hanuman as mala too on Saturdays. *Photo of Arka leaves attached in my FB post, photos section (www.facebook.com/vedaghosham)*. Please note that if these leaves are plucked fresh they release a milky white sap (liquid), which should not go in your eyes or mouth else it will cause irritation. If you buy or pluck and keep these leaves one day before then no sap will come so it is safe. But caution to be used if any sap seen in the end of leaves then it should not go into eyes or mouth. If you don’t get Arka leaves then you can use 7 Badari leaves. Badari is called Ber ke patte in Hindi, Bor che paan in Marathi, borehannu in kannada, Lanta in Malayalam, Regi in telugu, illandai elai in Tamil, Vadar in Bengali

4. You should keep 7 Arka leaves or 7 Badari leaves or both together, on top of your head and chant the “Ratha Saptami Snana Mantras” (see mantra PDF in 3 languages attached with this message) and have a bath. These are set of 3 slokas only and simple to chant. As the water flows from these leaves on your head through your body it purifies you and the mantras you chant at this time wipes away sins of your last 7 births.

Arka is another name for Surya, so on this day these leaves get the power and energy of Surya. Once you finish chanting these mantras you can allow the leaves to fall on the floor or in case of river you can allow it to float away then finish your bath. The Snana Mantras (Mantras to be chanted during bath) is sent with this message as a PDF file in 3 languages. Alternatively you can also download it from  www.facebook.com/vedaghosham, in photo section of this post.

5. This bath has to be performed between 05:30am and 06:30am on 24th January 2018 as this is the Snan Muhurtha. Even though all over India in various cities there is small variations in the timing of Snana or bath I have seen the timings of all the cities and almost all of them definitely fall between 05:30am to 06:30am. Anyone who is abroad and wants to know the Muhurtha for Snan can refer to www.drikpanchang.com, set you location in settings and see the timings. But anywhere in India follow the above timing.

6. Once the bath is over you should wipe yourself and wear dry clothes. And offer Arghya (water) to Surya bhagavan at sunrise time. Mix some akshata (raw rice grains with turmeric), flowers, kusha grass and sandalwood/chandan in this arghya water before offering it, and offer it facing Surya once sunrise has occurred. Arghyadan mantras are separately written in the same page below Snan mantra, which you need to chant while offering Arghya to Surya.

7. Women should draw outside their house a Rangoli/Kolam of Surya Ratha (Chariot of Surya) which has a single wheel. A sample photo of this rangoli attached in www.facebook.com/vedaghosham. In center of this Rangoli of Surya Ratha you draw Surya Bhagavan and light camphor/Kapoor/karpooram on a cowdung cake/kanda/varati or in a mud lamp to signify his actual presence of Lord Surya in the form of Agni (Fire) in the center of chariot and worship him with family praying for good health and wealth. You can chant Aditya Hrudayam or Suryashtakam (available in PDF in google search and youTube). In ancient time people would perform full Surya pooja to this Rangoli outside the house. But currently in flat system it is not possible. So in your pooja room draw another similar Rangoli or if you have photo of Lord Surya do pooja and offer Neivedya/Prasad of Rice Kheer which is well cooked. Surya bhagavan is said to be “Adantakaha” or without teeth as mentioned in Vedas, so he likes well cooked soft Prasad. Consume this Prasad with family and pray to Surya Bhagavan.

8. This will complete the purificatory “Ratha Saptami Papahara Snana” which will destroy your sins of 7 births and will give you progress in life as you are pure now. We face failure in life because of Papas (sins) we have accumulated. No one likes to touch a greasy vessel. Once we are clean and start doing good deeds as recommended in Dharma Shastra we will get success.

9. On the next day of "Ratha Saptami" is “Bheeshmashtami” (25th January 2018) the day when Bheeshma Pitamaha’s soul departed from the earth after Mahabharata war. This day Dharma Shastra recommends all men to perform tarpan/tarpanam to Bheeshma Pitamaha to obtain his blessings for our family. Performing this tarpan will help childless couple to get a child and those who already have children will get blessings for Vansha Vriddhi/good progeny in future. On 25th Jan 2018  morning have your bath, perform Sandhyavandana, and sit facing east direction, change your yagyopaveeta to apasavya/prachinaveetam (the yagyopaveet/poonal/janeu should rest on right shoulder and come below left arm). Mix black til with water in a copper vessel/brass vessel/kalash and by chanting slokas in the same PDF page 3 - 6 in 3 languages also available in my Veda Ghosham FB page photo section with title “Bheeshmashtami Tarpana Mantras” offer tarpana 3 times for each mantra. The water should flow from Pitru theerta which is between your right hand thumb and index finger/forefinger. As per Dharma Shastra this should be performed by all including the people who have their father’s alive. Which means including children can perform this karma to obtain blessings of Bheeshma Pitamaha on this day.

It is a continuous endeavour of Veda Ghosham, to bring back ancient rituals and practices of Sanatana Dharma recommended by Vedic Rishis, back into practice and bring people out of their ignorance of our cultural heritage, misery and suffering and lead them to a happy spiritual life.

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Friday, 5 January 2018

Lord Bramha temple at Thurupattur

At a distance of 35 km from Trichy, Sri Brahmapureeswar Temple is one of the rare temples dedicated to Lord Brahma situated at Thirupattur. While this is predominantly a Shiva temple, it is very closely associated with Lord Brahma. Devotees believed that a person can change his fate by seeking blessings at Brahmapureeswarar Temple.

The presiding deity of the temple is Sri Brahmapureeswarar in the form of a Swayambu Lingam. He is called Brahmapureeswarar since he changed the destiny of Brahma. There are seven enclosures leading to the sanctum. Every year in the Tamil month of Panguni (March-April) for three days, the sunlight falls directly on the presiding deity. It is a miracle that the sun rays cross the seven entrances and fall directly on the lingam.

Goddess Parvathi is worshipped as Brahma Sampath Gowri, situated adjacent to Sri Brahmapureeswarar shrine. There is a separate shrine for Lord Brahma in meditative pose sitting on a lotus. The idol of Lord Brahma is magnificent 6 feet high decorated with Turmeric. The temple complex also has the Jeeva Samadhi of Yogi Patanjali, the author of Yoga Sutras.

According to mythology, Lord Brahma once became very proud that he is the creator of the universe. He felt he was more powerful than Lord Shiva - since he had the power of creation. Seeing his pride, Lord Shiva got angry and destroyed Brahma's 5th head and also cursed him that he would lose his powers of creation. After losing his fifth head and the duty of creation, Brahma realized his mistake. He worshipped Shiva at various places to be relieved from the curse. Lord Brahma installed 12 lingams around the Bramhapureeshwarar site and worshipped Shiva here for very long time. Pleased by Brahma's affections, Shiva gave him darshan under the Magizha tree and liberated him from his punishment.

The 12 small shrines of Lord Shiva situated in the Bramhapureeshwarar temple complex are Sri Bhramapureeswara, Sri Pazamalainathar, Sri Pathalaeswarar, Sri Sudharaneeswarar, Sri Thayumannar, Sri Sabthagereswarar, Sri Kalathinathar, Sri Jambukeswarar, Sri Kailasanathar, Sri Arunachaleeswarar, Sri Ekambreswarar and Sri Manduganathar.

Brahmotsavam festival, Maha Shivarathri, Kathigai, Navarathri and Vinayaka Chathurthi are the major festivals celebrated here. Mondays and Thursdays are the most favored days for getting darshan.

The Kailasanathar temple is another temple located in Thirupattur, which is around 1 km from Brahmapureeswarar temple. This temple contains the jeeva samaadhi of sage Vyagrapadha.

Timings: 7 AM - 12 PM and 4 PM - 8 PM

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

List_of_Bhairava_temples_Tamil Nadu

1-Sri Maha Kala Bairavar Temple,Dhombaram bedu village,uthukottai taluk-602026,Thiruvallur district,Tamilnadu.
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2- Sri Kala Bairavar Temple,Thennagudi(North)-614804,Thanjavur(District),Tamil Nadu.
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3- Sri Baala Kaala Bhairavar Temple at T.Vairavanpatty, near Thirukoshityur,Chola Temple 
Architecture and where Sri Govinda Dikshitar, the esteemed Minister of the three Tanjore Nayak Kings worshipped for victories.
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4- Kalabhairavar, Kayantha sthanam, Nanjundapuram, Coimbatore - 641036 (near crematorium)
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5-Sri Kalabhairavar Temple (Lingam shape Bhairavar), Kallukurikkai, Krishnagiri.
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6-Kalabhairav Temple at Adhiyaman Kottai, Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu
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7- Sri Kala Bhairava Temple pogular village, Gudiyattam, Tamil Nadu
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8- Sri Swarna Kala Bhairavar Peedam, Kaga Ashram, Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
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9- Kala Bhairava Temple, Courtallam, Tamil Nadu
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10-Ashta Bhairavar at Sri Kamanada Eswar temple, Aragalur, near Chinna Salem, Tamil Nadu
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11-Bhairavar Temple, Vairavan Patti, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu
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12- Bhairaveswarar Temple, Cholapuram, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu
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13- Bhairava Moorthi (Bhairava Natha Moorthi) Temple, Morepalayam, Tiruchengodu Thaluk, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu
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14 -Sri Vairavamoorthy, Illupaikudi Temple, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu
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15 - Konguvadukanatha Swami, Kundadam, Dharapuram, Tamil Nadu
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16 -Kala Bhairavar Temple, Pogular village, Gudiyattam Town, Tamil Nadu (3,000 years old, surrounded by mountains )
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17- Swarna Akarshana Bhairavar at Thadikombu Perumal Temple, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu
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18- Kaalabairavar Temple, Thiruneermalai, Chennai
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19- Maha Bhairava Rudhra Aalayam, Bhairavar Nagar, Thiruvadisoolam Road, Echankaranai, Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu
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20-Bairavar koil,Thirupattur,Sivaganga district .Tamil Nadu
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21- Sri Bhairavar Malai Koil, a serene hill temple in a less inhabited area near Venbedu village approx. 23 km from Chengalpattu & 8 km from Thiruporur.
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22-Sri Mahakala bhairavar Aalayam, Dhombarambedu village, Uthukottai - 602026, Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu.
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23-Sri Maha Bhiravar,Renganathapuram,Near Bodinayakkanur,Theni dt,Tamil Nadu
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24-Sri SwarnaBairavi Samedha Swarna Aakarshana Bairavar temple,Lloyds Colony,Royapettah,Chennai-14,Tamil Nadu
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25- Sri Swarna aharshna bairavar temple, sri athmanatheswarar temple - Menambedu,Ambattur O.T,Chennai-53,Tamil Nadu (800 Years OLD TEMPLE)
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26- Kala bhairavar temple, Thagatur, Nagaipattinam, Tamil nadu

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Sai Leela

💐II 🕉 Sairam II💐
LEELA

*Baba comes in the form of a photograph to stay in the Tarkad home.*

          In the Shri Sai SatcharitaChapter 9, the story of Ramchandra Tarkad and his son Jyotindra is given. How Jyotindra extracted a promise from his father, to worship Baba’s photograph in the sandalwood shrine daily. Jyotindra, followed a routine rather strictly. He got up every day at 5.am had a bath, and then did puja. He applied sandalwood paste to Baba’s photograph. Then lighted incense, and offered naivedya of sugar candy as prasad. Thus he was reluctant to accompany his mother to Shirdi, as he did not want a break in this routine.

          Ramchandra assured him again and again that he would perform puja daily and offernaivedya to Baba, and then have his lunch. Only after Jyotindra was fully convinced of his fathers promise did he accompany his mother. But one day his father forgot, to offer naivedya. There at Shirdi Baba said,  “What to do O! Mother? Today as every day I went to your home in Bandra, but there was no rice, no gruel, nothing to eat or drink. And hungry I have to return”. (Shri SaiSatcharita Chapter 9, Ovi 107)

How Baba came to the Tarkad House in the form of a photograph?

          In Shri Sai Satcharita, Chapter 40 Baba goes to Dabolkar’s home in the form of a brass relief. In this leela Baba goes to the Tarkad house in the form of photograph. One day early in the morning Jyotindra and his father had an identical dream. They both saw a beautiful sandalwooddevera (shrine) and Baba sitting in it. They immediately got up and made a sketch of it. When they met for breakfast, they spoke of their dream. They were astonished to find that their dream was identical, and the sketch that each had drawn was the same.

          They decided to have such adevera, as soon as possible. They set out and bought  lot of sandalwood. Then brought a carpenter and showed him the sketches, and commissioned him to make the shrine. Their residence at Bandra had a small terrace, and there the carving of the shrine started.

           It took about a year to complete it. After completion the devera stood 9 feet tall and 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches in length and breadth so  it was a master piece. Now they wanted a beautiful photograph of Baba. They knew that Baba did not allow himself to be photographed, so what was to be done?

          One Friday evening father and son were strolling in Chor Bazar, when a shopkeeper was gesticulating at them to come to his shop. Then the shopkeeper ran after them and said he had a packet for them. Jyotindra and his father entered the shop rather sceptically.

          Then the wonderful leelastarted unfolding. They questioned the shopkeeper about the parcel. The shopkeeper said “A few days ago, a saintly looking, elderly gentleman came to my shop. He said on Friday a Hindu father and son will pass this way. You can easily recognize them as the father will have on a hat, and the son will have a black Gandhi cap. He then handed me this packet and also gave me Rs 50/- as service charges. Please accept this packet.” They still were sceptical so they asked the shopkeeper to open it. What they saw left them speechless. It was a beautiful photograph of Baba sitting on the stone.

          They thanked him and offered him some money for the trouble he had taken; he refused to accept the money. Jyotindra and his father returned home. They placed the photograph in the devera, and it fit perfectly.

          On there next visit to Shirdi they went to the Dwaraka Mai. At that time a local devotee was trying to get a photograph of Baba. When Baba said “अरे फोटो फोटो काय करतोस माझ्या भाऊंच्या घरी जाऊन पहा मी तिथे जिवंत बसलेला आहे  ”

  “Arre photo photo kay kartos, Maje bhaucha ghari jaun paha me jeevanth baslela aahye (Roughly translated -Go to my Bhau’s house and see. I am alive and sitting there) Jyotindra got up at once and held his feet. Mentally he prayed for one and only one boon and that was to never ever forget Baba.

Ref Shri Sai Swanubhav Tarkadache

 

*jai sairam

Monday, 18 December 2017

You have done sadhana

OM SAI RAM
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Spiritual striving (sadhana) will reveal the true identity of the Omnipresent Divine Self. But be careful; Sadhana can foster even pride and envy as a byproduct of progress. You calculate how much or how long you have done Sadhana and are tempted to look down on another, whose record is less. You are proud that you have recited or written the name of Lord ten million times; you talk about it whenever you get the chance so that others may admire your faith and fortitude. But it is not the millions that count; what matters is the purity of mind that results from genuine concentration on the Name. Your Sadhana must not be like carrying water in a cane basket! You get no water however often or long you walk. Each vice is a hole in the cane basket. Keep the heart pure and whole. You must also carefully cleanse from your heart malice, greed, hate and anger. [Divine Discourse, Jan 13, 1969]

- BABA

Life must be spent in accumulating and safeguarding

OM SAI RAM
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Life must be spent in accumulating and safeguarding virtue, not riches. Listen and ruminate over the stories of the great moral heroes of the past, so that their ideals may be imprinted on your hearts. Nowadays, virtue is becoming rare in the individual, family, society and community, as well as in all fields, be it economic, political and even 'spiritual’. So also, there is a decline in discipline, which is the soil on which virtue grows. Respect one and all. Unless each one is respected, whatever be their status, economic condition, or spiritual development, there can be no peace and happiness in life. This respect can be aroused only by the conviction that the same atma (Self) that is in you is playing the role of the other person. See that atma in others, feel that they too have hunger, thirst, yearning and desires as you have; develop sympathy and the anxiety to serve and be useful. (Divine Discourse, Feb 22, 1968)

- BABA