SHIRDI SAI BABA ASSURANCES AND DIVINE WORDS FROM SAI SATCHARITA
Whoever sings my praises, I will bestow upon him complete happiness, permanent pleasure and contentment. Believe this as the Truth.
It is my promise to redeem the one who, with faith sings my praises, totally surrenders to me, remembers me constantly and meditates on me.
How will anyone be longing for worldly pleasures, who thinks of my name, worships me, studies me, whose Holy readings are of me, who meditates on me and who continuously thinks of me?
From the very Jaws of Death I will snatch away my devotees. Just by listening to my stories disease will disappear.
Repetition of my name `Sai’ will burn away all the sins of kali-yuga. Once having prostrated, past sins born of speech and hearing will be destroyed.
When there is one as eloquent as Lord (Baba), why should you belittle yourself?
What could be attained by meditation in the Krita-Yuga, by ritualistic sacrifice in Treta-yuga and by ritualistic worship in Dwapara -yuga, can now be attained in the present Kali-yuga by chanting Guru’s name and singing his praises.
What is perfect bliss? Devotion, Detachment and Deliverance!!!!
Only those who have good deeds to their credit from their past births will listen to these stories (Sai Satcharitra). If someone feels sleepy God will wake him up.
Those who are uncontrollably engaged in worldly pleasures and who become abject when these are denied to them, for them the nectar of the stories of the saints will free from these vices.
Let the urge to remember Lord’s name become intense and make your mind pure.
Although the cow’s udder is full of milk to overflowing, it is natural for her to release the milk only to her calf. So is Sai’s love.
Wherever my devotees are singing my praises I am present there. There I am without rest; alert and without sleep.
Wherever you are and whatever you may be doing, always bear it in mind that I shall continue to be informed of the minute details of your deeds.
One who concentrates on Me, for him nothing is difficult. But the moment he forgets Me, Maya will attack him.
Whatever is perceived is my image only, whether it be a worm, an ant, a poor wretch or a king. This immeasurable universe, consisting of mobile and immobile things- these are my own image.
There is no difference between sages and God. Without any distinction they take the form for the benefit of the universe, consisting of the movable and immovable. God is the basis of the world.
Even if one is engrossed in worldly affairs and one chances to hear the tales of a saint, without making the slightest effort, they will still do the good because such is their nature.
There are eight ways to worship God, by doing Pujas of images, sacrificial fire etc. But compared to everything, The Guru is the Best. (Krishna himself was the supreme Brahman. Yet he Bowed at Sandipni’s feet, and said: `Remembrance of the Sadguru is the surest way to please me, who is Narayana. Singing the praises of the Sadguru rather than My praises is dearer to me a thousand fold.)
Even casual words uttered by the saints break the bonds of false knowledge and save us in times of calamities. (So read Satcharitra daily) Holy is the story of Sai. The hearts will be purified of those who recite and those who listen. You do not need ceremonies to complete the rituals; you do not need fasting to torture the body; you do not need to visit the tirthas. It is sufficient to listen to the story.
As a miser, wherever his, has his mind fixed on his hidden treasure, day and night, in the same easy way Sai should dwell in our minds.
Praying with Heart, mind and body is the only means to Understand Sai. He resides in everybody’s heart; he is the dweller within and without; he is all pervading. Why should you then unnecessarily worry? For what?
Accept this as universal Truth: Those who whole heartedly worship me and lovingly always serve me, I look after their well being. This I know to be my Motto. There will never be a shortage of food and clothing. Therefore do no hanker after them. One should seek honour at the door of God; and should beg only from God. Ask only for his Blessings, worldly fame should be left aside.
Why are you satisfied by the honour given to you by society? And why are you infatuated by that? Rather seek through intense devotion to move your chosen deity to compassion and to express your joy through copious streams of Satvika Bhava.
A contented mind is the surest sign of association with the holy. How can a wandering mind be considered as being surrendered to God??
The Goal of human life is only to reach God, otherwise what is the difference between humans and animals? To eat and be merry, copulate – if these are the only ways if using the human body and only this is the goal of life, then that Human life is meaningless.
That person is said to be knowledgeable who knows from where he has come, who he is, and what is the purpose of human life and what is his mission. Without this knowledge everything is futile.
Just as the wick of oil lamp is the same at the beginning and the end, but flickers and changes at every moment, similar is the state of human body. Childhood, youth and old age are the stages through which everybody goes; but how naturally they come and go is not understood by anybody.
In case of such short-lived human life the time which is spent in reading the scriptures and listening to the stories of God is fruitful while the time spent otherwise is waste.
Be it a heaven or hell sensual pleasures are same. The pleasures of Indra and an ass are exactly of the same nature. Indra moves about in his pleasure garden as happily as the ass rolls on the rubbish heap. The pleasures of both are comparable. There is not the slightest difference. Why strive for a place where one is bound to come down, once the accumulated store of merit has been exhausted? It is better, instead to be born on this earth. The greatness of this earth is unfathomable.
In life which is transient, whatever action is done, if it is all surrendered to the Lord, the person attains freedom from fear. What fear of the world can there be after surrendering to the Sadguru? And why unnecessarily worry about the worldly transactions when he is there to solve all the problems?
No action is done without a reason. Have full faith and absolute patience. The lord who pervades the universe will not be visible in your heart till he lays his hand of mercy on your head.
What are needed are Faith and a little courage and the Greatest Glory is yours!!!!
Blessed is the devotee who is in the world but detached from the bondage of all desires and deeds and from the body and home. He who has Sai only as his object of vision, can he see anything else? Whatever he gazes, he sees no place which is devoid of Sai. He who chants Sai’s name and has love for Sai in his heart is always assured of his well being and repose. Sai himself protects him.
Same is the case for him who hears Sai, and speaks of nothing but Sai, inhales only Sai’s fragrance and savors only Sai’s name on his tongue. We do not need the scriptures; just this one religious work on Sai is enough. Irrespective of the number of sins committed, he is our protector from all the difficulties.
While engaged in sensual pleasures, to your heart’s content, bear in mind the love for SAI, because that will be of help ultimately in the achievement of both- the worldly benefits and spiritual goals.
Happiness and sorrow are the states of mind. Association with Sai is always unchanging. It makes the mind one with consciousness and leaves no room for pain or pleasure.
Faith is very powerful. The intellect one has depends upon the actions of the previous births, but the destined consequences can be easily avoided by a devotee by the sport of the saint.