11 Sayings of Sai Baba
- Whoever puts his feet on Shirdi soil, his sufferings would come to an end.
- The wretched and miserable would rise into plenty of joy
and happiness, as soon as they climb steps of my samadhi.
- I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this earthly body.
- My tomb shall bless and speak to the needs of my devotees.
- I shall be active and vigorous even from the tomb.
- My mortal remains would speak from the tomb.
- I am ever living to help and guide all who come to me, who surrender to me and
who seek refuge in me.
- If you look to me, I look to you.
- If you cast your burden on me, I shall surely bear it.
- If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once.
- There shall be no want in the house of my devotees.
Shirdi Sai Baba
Mississauga, Ontario CANADA
The Saga of Sai Baba
Long time ago, at the beginning of 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 expresssion and his special power of solving the problems of
poor needy and destitute 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 realised 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 only by true servicing of
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.
As all good things have to end ultimately "Baba" also left his body on his own will on 15th Oct. 1918, leaving his
millions of believers and followers crying. His body was laid in the Samadhi Mandir called "Booty", which he had asked
his disciple to built before his death.
Sai Baba was Unique, in that, he lived his message through the Essence of his Being. His life and relationship with the
common man was his teaching. The lmmense Energy that was manifest in the body of Sai was moving and is still moving
in a mysterious way, creating and recreating itself everywhere, beyond the comprehension of time and space.Yet, he
lived with the common folk as a penniless fakir, wearing a torn kafni, sleeping over a mat while resting his head on a
brick, begging for his food. He radiated a mysterious smile and a deep inward look, of a peace that passeth all
understanding. He was always and ever aware of what transpired within the hearts and minds of everyone, whether
they be, His devotees or not. This Omnipresent and Omniscient Sri Sai Baba who left his mortal body in 1918, is the
living spiritual force that is drawing people from all walks of life, from all parts of the world, into his fold, today.Sri Sai
Baba lived, acted and behaved as only a "God descended on Earth" can. He came to serve mankind, to free them from
the clutches of fear.
His most concise message for one and all alike was "Why fear when I am here". To take refuge in Sai, is to enter into
ajourney to reach the Divine Oasis of Love and drink deep from the Fountain of Life, the source of all Spiritual
Energy.Wherever the devotee is, Baba makes him recognize within himself his highest aspirations and goal and at one
stroke, his conduct and the attitude to fellow beings is touched with the awareness of love, understanding, patience and
faith. This is the promise that Sri Sai Baba holds out to all who come to Him. Sri Sai Baba was beyond the limitations
of Time and Space and thus caste, creed, position dogmas and doctrines were fundamentally unimportant to him.
Nobody really knew his parentage, where he came from or which religion he practised. He claimed no possessions nor
accepted any disciples or gave any specific teaching.
This anonymity lent a strange facet to his interaction with the people who came to him for guidance. To the Hindus he
was an orthodox Brahmin, with a sacred fire, enjoining the worship of many gods and the devout study of various
Hindu scriptures. He lived in a mosque but always referred to it as "Dwarkamay!" (Lord Krishna's birth place is
Dwaraka). To the Moslems he was a fakir living in a mosque observing the disciplines of Islam, uttering "Allah Malik"
(God is the master) guiding Muslim seekers along the lines c)f their own religion. To the Parsis he was the sacred rire
worshipper. His life was a living manifestation c)f the Sermon of the Christ and of the Eight-fold path of the Buddha.
Sai Baba's attraction and appeal lie in this fact that he was a perfect model of the harmony of all religions, for whom this
world - with all its sectarian and religious antagonism, had been waiting. Sai Baba lived to awaken and lead mankind to
the varities of spiritual life. He set in motion a wave of spirituality, which is now spreading all over the globe. All his life's
activities constituted the upliftment of mankind. By first conferring temporal benefits, he drew unto himself countless
souls caught up in ignorance (darkness) and opened their eyes to the true meaning of life. The miracles which
manifested through Sai Baba were just such as were needed to create faith in the people and to make his devotees
ethically and spiritually better evolved. Baba did not purposefully perform miracles to show his powers. The very
strength of his perfect realisation, in its interaction with nature, caused "the miracle" to take place. Thus he drew people
from their deluded pursuits after earthly objects of a transitory nature and induced and inspired them to strive for
self-realisation. He continued this glorious work until the last moment of his human embodiment in Shirdi.
Amazingly, there are a phenomenally large number of Instances in which Sai Baba has been literally physically
appearing before his devotees, even decades after his passing out of the physical body.Sai Baba is constantly and
simultaneously proving that he Is alive in spirit and responds to our sincere prayers. He Is the One Spirit of all
existence. which is God in all the forms of God, in all the saints, in all the men and in all the creatures.All those who
sincerely take to a life of inner development, Sai Baba lifts him to a higher level. Every one derives benefit according to
the ripeness o f his soul and in accordance with his inner yearning.Baba assured his devotees by his saying "I am at
Shirdi and everywhere. Whatever you do, wherever you may be, ever bear this in mind, that I am always aware of
everything". Sai Baba does not belong to any single tradition but to all mankind on the path of goodness, love and
A sleepy little village in the interiors of Maharashtra, Shirdi came into prominence in 1918.
The saga of Sai Baba of Shirdi started in the middle of the last century when, as a boy of
about 16 years of age, he first appeared here under a neem tree absorbed in a hard penance.
For the next 60 years, he devoted his life for the upliftment of the poor and suffering. His
origin, religion, and early life are shrouded in mystery, and though he is believed to be an
incarnation of lord Shiva, his teachings transcended all religions and beliefs. Today, all places,
persons, and possessions connected with him have become objects of veneration by millions
of devotees who throng to Shirdi every year from all parts of the world. Sai Baba's shrine has
been incorporated as one of the holiest places in the world's map of pilgrimage.
"Sab ka Malik Ek" ("One lord of all.")(सबका मालिक एक)
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Shirdi Sai Baba has many devotees, but no one as close as this Divine Personality H.H.Sadguru Sri Sri
Sri Sai Kumar Babaji. He was born on the auspicious day of Guru Pournima in Andhra Pradesh. From
childhood, Babaji had the courage and compassion to help others in dire need. Today, His extraordinary
life and teachings have made our lives blessed and anxiety free. He is full of divine qualities and there is
no devotee who has not benefited by His selfless love, His compassion, His love for truth and
righteousness, His soothing words and His many sacrifices, to know more about this unique master please
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