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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lessons of Life

I feared being alone, until I learned to like myself.
I feared failure, until I realized that I only fail when I don't try.
I feared success, until I realized that I had to try in order to be happy with myself.
I feared people's opinions, until I learned that people would have opinions about me anyway.

I feared rejection, until I learned to have faith in myself.
I feared pain, until I learned that it's necessary for growth.
I feared the truth, until I saw the ugliness in lies.
I feared life, until I experienced its beauty.
I feared death, until I realized that it's not an end, but a beginning.
I feared my destiny, until I realized that I had the power to change my life.
I feared hate, until I saw that it was nothing more than ignorance.
I feared love, until it touched my heart, making the darkness fade into endless sunny days.

I feared ridicule, until I learned how to laugh at myself.
I feared growing old, until I realized that I gained wisdom every day.
I feared the future, until I realized that life just kept getting better.
I feared the past, until I realized that it could no longer hurt me.
I feared the dark, until I saw the beauty of the starlight.
I feared the light, until I learned that the truth would give me strength.
I feared change, until I saw that even the most beautiful butterfly had to undergo a metamorphosis before it could fly.


The Mysterious thing called "LOVE"....

If you find yourself in love with someone who does not love you, be gentle with yourself. There is nothing wrong with you. Love just didn't choose to rest in the other person's heart.

If you find someone else in love with you and you don't love him/her, feel honored that love came and called at your door, but gently refuse the gift you cannot return. Do not take advantage, do not cause pain.

How you deal with love is how you deal with you, and all our hearts feel the same pains and joys, even if our lives and ways are different.

If you fall in love with another, and he/she falls in love with you, and then love chooses to leave, do not try to reclaim it or to assess blame, let it go. There is a reason and there is a meaning. You will know in time.

Remember that you don't choose love. Love chooses you. All you can really do is accept it for all its mystery when it comes into your life. Feel the way it fills you to overflowing, then reach out and give it away. Give it back to the person who brought it alive in you.
Give it to others who deem it poor in spirit. Give it to the world around you in anyway you can. There is where many lovers go wrong. Having been so long without love, they understand love only as a need. They see their hearts as empty places that will be filled by love, and they begin to look at love as something that flows to them rather than from them.

The first blush of new love is filled to overflowing, but as their love cools, they revert to seeing their love as need. They cease to be someone who generates love and instead become someone who seeks love. They forget that the secret of love is that it is a gift, and that it can be made to grow only by giving it away.

Remember this, and keep it to your heart. Love has its own time, its own seasons, and its own reason for coming and going. You cannot bribe it or coerce it, or reason it into staying. You can only embrace it when it arrives and give it away when it comes to you. But if it chooses to leave from your heart or from the heart of your lover, there is nothing you can do and there is nothing you should do.

Love always has been and always will be a mystery. Be glad that it came to live for a moment in your life.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What is the difference between Moha and Prema?

Aum Sairam

Love is Prema. It is based on truth and knowledge. Blind love is Moha, and is based on falsehood and ignorance. If you teach your son to help him pass the examination, it is love. If inspite of your teaching, he does not learn, and if you still want him to pass the examination by false means, it is blind love. Tukaram preached the Bhagavatam to his wife everyday. But, his wife was attached to the household duties. Hence, she did not deserve salvation. The divine airplane came only for Tukaram because he deserved it. But, Tukaram offered a place in the airplane to his wife who did not deserve it. This is Moha. In spite of Tukaram offering her a seat, she did not reach the airplane on time because she was engrossed in house hold duties. Tukaram did not wait for his wife. Had he waited for his wife, he would have become undeserving due to his excessive Moha and the airplane might have left even without him. By the grace of Lord, Tukaram realized the truth and got into the airplane. Tukaram preached the Bhagavatam to all the devotees and his wife was also present among those devotees. Had he preached only to his wife, it would again have been Moha.

Shankara preached to all the people by wandering all over the world. Moha is responsible for bringing down anyone from the highest state to the lowest state. Hanuman and Shankaracharya both were incarnations of Lord Shiva. Hanuman was trapped in the Moha of his mother due to which he fought with Lord Ram for the sake of His mother. So, He fell from the state of Shiva to Jeeva. Therefore, He was always in the state of Jeeva [soul] and always said to the Lord, Dasoham i.e. I am Your servant. But Shankaracharya left his mother for the sake of Lord and did not have any Moha. Therefore He was in His original state of Shiva and said Shivoham [I am Shiva]. Please remember that Hanuman only acted in the role of an ignorant Jeeva to preach to us this message through His example and He was not really trapped by Moha.

We should only take the message of His role. Therefore even Shiva becomes Jeeva due to Moha. When Shiva crosses Moha, He remains as original Shiva.

The essence of sadhana is only to destroy this Moha towards the worldly bonds and to have Moha only for the Lord. This should be proved in practice and need not be expressed through words or feelings. If the true knowledge is absent, practice will never come. If the true knowledge is attained, you will certainly attain it in practice if not today, after sometime. Therefore, true knowledge and its propagation is the most important program of the Lord. He who participates in this program will become very near and dear to Lord. The only duty of a Sanyasi is the propagation of the divine knowledge and therefore the Sanyasi is the nearest and dearest to God as told in the Gita [Jnani sacha mampriyah, Jnani tvatmaiva]. Sanyas does not mean shaving the head and wearing saffron clothes. Sanyas means the propagation of divine knowledge to uplift all the people in the world.

Allah Malik

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

10 Guidelines Straight From Up Above

Aum Sairam

1-QUIT WORRYING: Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that God is there to take all our burdens and carry them for you?

2-PUT IT ON THE LIST: Something needs done or taken care of. Put it on the list. No, not on your list. Put it on God’s to-do-list. Let God be the one to take care of the problem. God can't help you until you turn it over to Him. And although Gods to-do-list is long, He is after all.... He can take care of anything you put into his hands. In fact, if the truth were ever really known, God takes care of a lot of things for you that you never even realize.

3-TRUST ME: Once you've given your burdens to Him, quit trying to take them back. Trust in God. Have the faith that God will take care of all our needs, your problems and your trials. Problems with the kids? Put them on Gods list. Problem with finances? Put it on Gods list. Problems with your emotional roller coaster? For Gods sake, put it on His list. As He wants to help you. All you have to do is ask.

4-LEAVE IT ALONE: Don’t wake up one morning and say, "Well, I'm feeling much stronger now, I think I can handle it from here." Why do you think you are feeling stronger now? It's simple. You gave God your burdens and He is taking care of them. God also renews your strength and cover you in His peace. Don't you know that if God gives you these problems back, you will be right back where you started? Leave them with Him and forget about them. Just let God do His job.

5-TALK TO GOD:I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget what was making you crazy. Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I'm in control. But there's one thing I pray You never forget. Please, don't forget to talk to God. God wants to hear your voice. He wants you to include Him in on the things going on in your life. He wants to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with God. God wants to be your dearest friend.

6-HAVE FAITH: God sees a lot of things from up here that you can't see from where you are. Have faith in him that he knows what He is doing. Trust Me; you wouldn't want the view from My eyes. I will continue to care for you, watch over you, and meet your needs. You only have to trust Me. Although I have a much bigger task than you, it seems as if you have so much trouble just doing your simple part. How hard can trust be?

7-SHARE:You were taught to share when you were only two years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those who are less fortunate than you. Share your joy with those who need encouragement. Share your laughter with those who haven't heard any in such a long time. Share your tears with those who have forgotten how to cry. Share your faith with those who have none.

8-BE PATIENT:I managed to fix it so in just one lifetime you could have so many diverse experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so many places, meet thousands of people, and experience so much. How can you be so impatient then when it takes Me a little longer than you expect to handle something on My to-do-list? Trust in My timing, for My timing is perfect. Just because I created the entire universe in only six days, everyone thinks I should always rush, rush, rush.

9-BE KIND: Be kind to others, for I love them just as much as I love you. They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along, for My sake. I created each of you different in some way. It would be too boring if you were all identical. Please, know I love each of your differences.

10-LOVE YOURSELF:As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself? You were created by me for one reason only -- to be loved, and to love in return. I am a God of Love. Love Me. Love your neighbors. But also love yourself. It makes My heart ache when I see you so angry with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to me. Don't ever forget......

Touch someone with your love. Rather than focus upon the thorns of life, smell the roses and count your blessings!

Allah Malik

The Power of Positive Thinking

Aum Sairam

When ever a thought arrives in our mind it has a tremendous reaction. It sends out vibrations in the universe and we get 1000 times the similar reaction in return.

For example when we see a beautiful house on the way we can have two Thinking’s:

1st Thinking: Negative [Curse]
The owner must have earned a lot by taking someone else’s money and made this expensive house. Or must have got it from his parents [easy money]. He will never
be happy after eating others money.

2nd Thinking: POSITIVE [Blessings]
What a beautiful house. The owner must be very Happy and may the lord bless him so that he always remains happy and gets the best in his life.

This thinking vibrates in the universe and we are sent 1000 times the same vibration back in return. So it is the individual’s choice to make his thinking attitude positive or negative.

This thinking which is sent back to us from the universe affects our Aura [Spiritual Being].

If we have all Positive Thinking [Blessings] with us then we are surrounded by positive vibrations where ever we go:

1. Wherever this individual goes the situations change accordingly in his favor.
2. People start becoming friendly and loving with such an individual
3. He/she will have peace and happiness in his surroundings as all the Positive Blessings that he is giving others are with him all the time.
4. His/her life becomes wonderful and worth living.

So let us start giving blessings to all in each and every situation which comes in front of us, and see the magical effect on our lives.

May the lord Bless Us and Help Us in attaining this beautiful Positive Thinking in our lives.

But the first step is to be taken by us and the Lord is there to guide us and thus forward towards a wonderful and peaceful life gained by POSITIVE THINKING [BLESSINGS]

Allah Malik

Purpose of Service to God

Aum Sairam

The Lord does not need your service in anyway for His work. He is only testing your attitude of sincerity in His work by taking help from you in His work. You should not think that He really needs your help. You should also not think that you need not help Him because He does not need your help. Both these are the two branches of ignorance. He is actually testing your extent of sacrifice towards Him and thus He does not need your help in reality. But based on this reality you should not withdraw your help to Him because He is testing your attitude and the extent to which you work for Him. When the examiner asks a question, the student should not think that the examiner is really ignorant about the answer and is in search of the answer from the student. The student should also not keep silent thinking that there is no need of giving an answer to the examiner since the examiner already knows the answer. Both these views of the student regarding the examiner are wrong. Neither did Shri Ram need the help of the monkeys in the battle nor the monkeys kept silent, without helping Shri Ram thinking that Shri Ram does not require any help in reality. The reality is that Shri Ram did not require any help and that the monkeys helped Shri Ram to the best of their ability to prove their real interest in God.

Allah Malik

Praying for Basic Needs

Aum Sairam

When the child cries for milk, the mother does not mistake the child for its desire for milk saying that love should be without desire. The same mother [if wise] will find fault with her grown up daughter asking for her ornaments because ornaments are not basic needs like milk. The wise mother will say that she will give the ornaments to the daughter only after her death. But the same mother will not say that she will give the milk in her breast to the child after her death because the dead body cannot give milk and moreover the child cannot wait for the milk for a long time. Similarly, God will not mistake a pure soul asking for the basic needs of life, especially when the soul is participating in the divine service. For a mother the cry of the child is needed because the mother is not always Omniscient like God. But God is Omniscient and knows the basic requirements of the devoted soul and will give the basic needs even without the soul’s cry. Yet, the mother experiences love in giving milk to a crying child. Similarly, God experiences love when you cry to God asking Him to grant your basic needs. There is no necessity for crying to God but after all the crying gives the experience of love. Moreover, the soul should not think that God would automatically grant his basic needs like the salary given by the employer in return for the employee’s service. In the case of God, the service to God itself is the salary and there cannot be an additional salary for accepting the salary.

Nivritti [Spiritual field] is quite opposite to Pravritti [Materialistic field]. When the soul is pure and deserves a favor, God desires that the devotee ask Him like an innocent child so that He can enjoy the love. God takes pleasure in fulfilling the desire when the child asks for it. A child crying for milk is not equal to a prostitute crying to snatch away your property, since property is not a basic need. A fool does not distinguish between basic needs and property. A foolish mother will give away all her ornaments to her daughter like the milk from her breast. Then she will end in trouble because the son-in-law will force the daughter to kick out her mother, since the mother’s ornaments are already in their possession. When the devotee is in the service of the divine mission, praying to God for basic needs is not wrong because the basic needs are essential to maintain the body and the family. Such a request is not like the extra worldly desires and it is in fact a part of the divine mission alone. Jesus asked God to favor Him on several occasions but each favor was a part of the divine mission alone.

Allah Malik

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Diwali......What does it do for you?

Aum Sairam

It is said what we give to charitable concerns during our life produces benefit in three directions

1. It helps those in need
2. It inspires other to give
3. It forms an inner character in the giver, one marked by less selfishness and fewer materialistic tendencies, greater generosity and a heightened awareness of and concern for other people.

Your giving brings sunshine to the lives of other and will return to you, you who bring sunshine to the lives of other cannot keep sunshine from yourselves.

Devotees work for God as instruments of the Divine. Your work should never be allowed to become and end in itself, Divine power then helps us and sustains us. We can then face the troubles of life boldly and overcome them.

On this auspicious occasion of Dhanteras wash your heart with tears of joy, so that Sri Sai might install himself there.


Allah Malik

Dhan Teras

Aum Sairam

May Goddess Of Wealth And Prosperity Be Always With You.

The First day is called Dhanteras or Dhantrayodashi, and takes place two days before Diwali, in honour of Dhanavantri, the physician of the Gods and an incarnation of Vishnu.

The legend of Samudramanthan is at the heart of these celebrations. The story goes that Lord Indra, ignored Sage Durvasa's presence, who in a fit of temper cursed Indra, "The pride of wealth has entered your head - Let Lakshmi forsake you." On account of Durvasa's curse, Lakshmi left Indra and went away. Because Lakshmi the goddess of power, bravery, enthusiasm and radiance left, Devendra's life became miserable. The demons that were waiting for such an opportunity invaded heaven, defeated Indra and gods in war and occupied heaven. Indra lost his kingdom and hid out of sight of the demons.

A number of years passed. Indra's teacher Brihaspati thought of finding a way out for Indra's troubles. He went with the Gods to Brahma, who went to Vishnu with all of them and put forth the appeal of the Gods. Then Vishnu said, "Don't fear; I will show you a way out. The sea of milk must be churned. It is a very difficult job. Therefore, gain the friendship of the demons and get their assistance. Use Mandara Mountain as a churning rod and Vasuki, the king of the serpents, as a rope.

I will come to your assistance at the proper time. When the sea is churned ambrosia will be produced. The Gods must drink it and become immortal. It will then be possible for you to defeat the demons. When the sea is churned, Lakshmi who has disappeared will appear again. Her grace will be bestowed on you.

The clever Brihaspati managed to strike a friendship with the demons who agreed in the hope of getting ambrosia and wealth. After initial difficulties posed by the sinking of mount Mandara into the milky sea which was set right by Lord Vishnu who took the form of a tortoise and hoisted it on his back, the churning started. First, Kalakuta, a dreadful poison was produced which Lord Shiva drank much to the relief of the Gods and Demons. Due to Vishnu's continued encouragement, Gods and demons continued churning the sea. Then a horse by name Uchaishravas, Kalpavriksha having the power to grant what is wished, and Kamdhenu and other celestial articles took shape. When the sea continued to be churned the Apsara damsels were born.

After that a surprising spectacle appeared. In the midst of the waves of the sea of milk, a goddess with heavenly looks came into view. She was standing on a fully blossomed lotus. Wearing a lotus garland in the neck, she was holding a lotus in her hand. Her appearance was most attractive. She, who was radiantly smiling, was Lakshmi herself.

The sages began reciting hymns in praise of her. Gandharvas sang. Apsaras danced. The elephants on either side sprinkled sacred holy Ganga water on the goddess and bathed her. Because the elephants sprinkled holy water on her, she acquired the name of Gajalakshmi. Because she was born in the sea of milk, she was called Samudratanya. The king of the sea appeared in his natural form and comforted Lakshmi as a daughter. He presented her with attractive clothes and jewels. He handed to her a garland of lotus flowers. While everybody was looking in surprise, Lakshmi put the garland around the neck of Vishnu and occupied his chest. When she looked at Indra kindly, he acquired an extraordinary radiance.

The Gods and demons continued to churn the ocean for Amrut or nectar, Finally Dhanavantri emerged carrying a jar of the elixir (ambrosia). Both the Asuras and the Devas wanted the ambrosia, but finally Vishnu with a slight of hand managed to give the immortal nectar to the Gods and the Asuras where defeated. Thus the churning of the ocean resulted in the immortality of the Devas and was the reason for Lakshmi's emergence.

Another very interesting story about this day is of the sixteen year old son of King Hima. As per his horoscope he was doomed to die by a snake-bite on the fourth day of his marriage. On that particular fourth day of his marriage his young wife did not allow him to sleep. She laid all the ornaments and lots of gold and silver coins in a big heap at the entrance of her husband's boudoir and lighted innumerable lamps all over the place. And she went on telling stories and singing songs. When Yam, the god of Death arrived there in the guise of a Serpent his eyes got blinded by that dazzle of those brilliant lights and he could not enter the Prince's chamber. So he climbed on top of the heap of the ornaments and coins and sat there whole night listening to the melodious songs. In the morning he quietly went away.

Thus the young wife saved her husband from the clutches of death. Since then this day of Dhanteras came to be known as the day of "YAMADEEPDAAN" and lamps are kept burning throughout the night in reverential adoration to Yam, the God of Death.

Dhanteras falls on the thirteenth day of the month of Ashwin. The word "Dhan means wealth. As such this day of the five-day Diwali festival has a great importance for the rich mercantile community of Western India. Houses and Business premises are renovated and decorated. Entrances are made colorful with lovely traditional motifs of Rangoli designs to welcome the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. To indicate her long-awaited arrival, small footprints are drawn with rice flour and vermilion powder all over the houses. Lamps are kept burning all through the nights. Believing this day to be auspicious women purchase some gold or silver or at least one or two new utensils. "Lakshmi-Puja" is performed in the evenings when tiny diyas of clay are lighted to drive away the shadows of evil spirits. "Bhajans -devotional songs- in praise of Goddess Laxmi are sung and "Naivedya" of traditional sweets is offered to the Goddess. There is a peculiar custom in Maharashtra to lightly pound dry coriander seeds with jaggery and offer as Naivedya.

In villages cattle’s are adorned and worshipped by farmers as they form the main source of their income. In south cows are offered special veneration as they are supposed to be the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi and therefore they are adorned and worshipped on this day.

Allah Malik

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Simple But Powerful Thoughts

Aum Sairam

1. Give God what's right -- not what's left.

2. Man's way leads to a hopeless end -- God's way leads to an endless hope.

3. A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.

4. He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.

5. In the sentence of life, the devil may be a comma but never let him be the period.

6. Don't put a question mark where God puts a period.

7. Are you wrinkled with burden? Come to the God for a face-lift.

8. When praying, don't give God instructions - just report for duty.

9. Don't wait for six strong men to take you to church.

10. We don't change God's message -- His message changes us.

11. God’s Home is prayer-conditioned.

12. When God ordains, He sustains.

13. WARNING: Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.

14. Plan ahead -- It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.

15. Most people want to serve God, but only in an advisory position.

16. Suffering from truth decay? Brush up on God’s word.

17. Exercise daily -- walk with the Lord.

18. Never give the devil a ride -- he will always want to drive.

19. Nothing else ruins the truth like stretching it.

20. Compassion is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back.

21. Give Satan an inch and he'll be a ruler.

22. Be ye fishers of men -- you catch them and He'll clean them.

23. God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

24. Read God’s word-- It will scare the Hell out of you.

Allah Malik


Aum Sairam

Family plays a special role in a person's life, it is a very important part of your living, your life. Your family. Your mother, father, brother, sister, your grandparents, your in-laws, your cousins, your aunts, your uncles. Do you show your love to your family? Do you love your family dearly? Do you respect them? Do you care for them? These are the questions that one has to put on oneself. Do you see the God in them?

How many times have you just lived for yourself, and not cared for your family? How many times have you given your mother and father a deaf ear? How many times have you insulted or abused your little brother or sister? How many times have you treated your wife or husband badly? How times have you taken all these people for granted in your life? Ask yourself.

Parmatma [Our Heavenly Father] says that if you cannot love all my children, then you are really not loving me fully. You should love and respect and value every relationship in your life. You have to see the Good and God in all. You cannot be unfair to anyone in your life. You have to bear, to tolerate many things in your life. Ask yourself one question, that are you perfect in your life? So how do you expect others to be perfect. Every one has their set of flaws, one should accept that. No one is perfect. But with gradual love, appreciation and above all by being good yourself, you can teach others so many things in life. Your life should be an example for all. Learn to forgive and forget in life.

Allah Malik

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Divine Kiss

Aum Sairam

Perhaps you feel that having an intimate relationship with the Divine is beyond you, reserved for others or another lifetime. This is not so. It is part of our heritage; it is yours and mine to have. All we need do is learn how to let go of our fear, for fear maintains the
barriers of separation.

In many traditions, the mystical expression of our relationship with the Divine is through Eros, the flame of a burning heart. Why? Because when we awaken to the realization that the presence of the divine is revealed in the fullness of each moment, our hearts melt and the flood gates of our inner yearning open wide.

This is a mystical epiphany. It cannot be rationally explained. Although we cannot cross the barrier between us and that which lies beyond infinity, we can experience in the depths of our beings the realization that for each step we take, the Divine steps with us; each breath we draw is connected with the breath of the universe; and that lover, beloved, and the essence of love itself all are reflections of exactly the same thing. In each of these moments we "know" the presence of the Divine, and there is no separation.

Allah Malik

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Gayatri Mantra

Aum Sairam

May This Thursday [Baba's Day] Bring You Strength, Good luck, Success And Happiness


Supreme Lord; You alone are true. You alone are worthy of glorification and oblation. You are the creator and sustainer of all. You are the giver of life.

Divine father, the source of existence, intelligence and bliss, You are all powerful, all-wise, eternal and merciful. You know my feelings. Nothing is hidden from You. I want to worship You in the temple of my heart.

I want to feel the presence in me and in everything. You are Great, Good and Pure. Help me, Oh Father, to live a good, pure and sinless life. Illumine and inspire my intellect. Grant me great understanding and a peaceful mind, that I may live in the presence of Your Divine Glory.

Allah Malik

Bad Habits

Aum Sairam

May This Thursday [Baba's Day] Bring You Strength, Good luck, Success And Happiness

How can I give up my bad habits the spiritual way?

The answer to this question lies on two different levels.

The first answer is, you must recognize that you are never addicted to the habit, but in fact are addicted to suppressing negative energy which you fear to face.

The second answer is that you are not one whole person. You have thousands of different personalities within you, each trying to be the star of the stage. Each one has the function of making sure you do not look within. The ego is terrified that you will look within and find the Truth.

Lets say one of your personalities is a smoker. You must not identify with this personality. You must rise above it. Do not say, “I am a smoker”. When you are aware of yourself feeling like having a smoke, bring yourself into the present moment. When you do this, you do not give the personality of smoker any power. You do not identify with it, thus withdrawing its power to stay alive.

The smoker personality can only exist in the past or the future, but never in the present moment

When you do this on a continual basis, the suppressed negative energy that lies below hasn’t got anything to help it stay in the unconscious. It then rises up to your consciousness where it will disappear forever. You will find that you have more energy to devote to being more creative instead of struggling to hold down these destructive energies.

This is why most people feel like they constantly have a battle going on within them. Its like holding down an inflated tire under water. Its a continual struggle. You must let the tire up. Once you have let go of the battle within, you will feel tremendous relief come over you. This is true liberation.

Allah Malik

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Offering The Coconut

Aum Sairam

Why do we offer coconut?

In India one of the most common offerings in a temple is a coconut, it is also offered on occasions like weddings, festivals, the use of a new vehicle, bridge, house etc. a pot [kalash] full of water adorned with mango leaves and a coconut on top is worshiped on important occasions and used to receive revered guests.

It is offered in the sacrificial fire while performing hom. The coconut is broken and placed before the Lord. It is later distributed as Prasad. It is offered to please the Lord or to fulfill our desires.

There was a time when animal sacrifice [bali] was practiced, symbolizing the offering of our animalistic tendencies to the Lord. Slowly this practice faded and the coconut was offered instead. The fiber covering of the fried coconut is removed except for the tuft on the top. The marks on the coconut make it look like the head of a human being. The coconut is broken, symbolizing the breaking of the ego. The juice within representing the inner tendencies [vaasanas] if offered along with the white kernel - the mind, to the Lord. A mind thus purified by the touch of the Lord is used as Prasad [a holy offering].

In the traditional, abhishek ritual done in all temples and many homes, several materials are poured over the deity like milk, curd, honey, tender coconut water, sandal paste, holy ash etc. Each material has a specific significance of bestowing certain benefits on worshippers. Tender coconut water is used since it is believed to bestow spiritual growth on the seeker.

The coconut also symbolizes selfless service. Every part of the coconut tree - the truck, leaves, fruit, coir etc. is used in innumerable ways like thatches, mats, tasty dishes, oil etc. It takes in salty water and converts it into sweet nutritive water that is especially beneficial to the sick people. It is also used in the preparation of many ayurvedic medicines and applications.

The marks on the coconut are even thought to represent the three-eyed Lord Shiva and therefore it is considered to be a means to fulfill our desires.

Allah Malik

Illusion of Fame

Aum Sairam

[A devotee asked about the bliss that can be derived in the fame obtained by
doing social work].

When social work is done, people will praise you. Such praise will enter your brain and cause intense happiness. Suppose, a person is imagining the same social work to be done by him and also imagines the consequent praise, such imagination can also generate the same intense happiness. The feeling gives happiness. In the first case, hearing the praise generates the feeling. In the second case imagining the praise from people can also generate the same feeling. Once the feeling is the same, the result of the feeling [happiness] is also the same. You are in no way greater than the second case. If you consider the eternal fame even after your death, you are in no way connected with it to derive happiness in the next birth. Therefore, do not fall in the illusion of fame, which is also Maya. If you serve God and do social service under the guidance of God, God is pleased with you. The pleasure of God is real and is not illusory as in the above case of the fame.

Allah Malik

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Foundation Stones For The Spiritual Life

Aum Sairam

Cows of different colors give the same milk which is of white color. Similarly pots of various sizes and shapes are made out of the same basic material clay. So life everywhere is divine, due to God alone.

You should know that the human life, the friendship with good people and the blessings of God can be obtained only by those who are on the divine path.

You will get Punar janma [Re birth] as per the good deeds of present Janma and not by any mantras that are chanted.

A wise man will never aspire for the things which are beyond his reach and remains contented with the things available with him.

The scorpion will have poison in its tail and a Honey bee will have poison in its head, the snake will have poison in its fangs but unfortunately a human being with a bad character will have poison in the entire body.

As the age advances, you will lose your hair, teeth and functioning of eyes and ears will be diminishing. But even at this stage also the only thing that will not be reduced is the hope for survival.

You should know that growth beyond a proportion is only to break, rise will be followed by a fall and all people uniting at one place for a cause are only to disperse, so also death follows life.

When you see an elephant toy made out of wood, you will call it as elephant toy and not wood. In the similar way, you should see the divinity in all human beings and creatures, even though you can not see the God in them with your eyes.

The dog will try to bite the stick thrown towards it but the lion will try to pounce on the person who throws the stick against it. In the similar way, a fool will try to torch the body to understand the God, but the wise will try to control the desires to understand the God.

The God will be pleased with the person who prays for others happiness rather than looking for his own just like a mother remains grateful who helps her children in need.

Allah Malik

Baba Says

Aum Sairam

Assign to your mind the task of serving the Lord and it will grow tame. You hand over only ornaments that need repair or reshaping to the goldsmith. So too, give the Lord your mind that certainly needs repair, if not complete reconstruction. The blemish that affects the mind is illusion. It is like a fierce dog that will not allow any one to approach the master. Illusion is the Lord's pet and so, it will not harm you if He orders it not to. Hence, the way to avoid the dog is by calling out to the master loudly, so that he comes to welcome you himself, that is to say by praying to the Lord to shower His grace upon you.

Allah Malik

Monday, October 20, 2008

Love Yourself

Aum Sairam

It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.

We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal. Our image of perfection is the reason we reject ourselves the way we are, and why we don't accept others the way they

There is no freedom like seeing myself as I am and not losing heart.

If we could learn to like ourselves, even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away.

Allah Malik

Sunday, October 19, 2008

What is the necessity for the service to God?

Aum Sairam

God is giving every thing to all the people. What the necessity of the service to Him?

The absolute reality is that God does not require any service and sacrifice from any soul. In this state the creation does not exist itself. But He created the universe for entertainment. He gave independence and intelligence to all the souls. God has removed the knowledge that this entire universe is His wealth only. He imposed ignorance on Himself and on the souls. In the state of this ignorance only, through sacrifice and service the love is proved. Such love only gives happiness to heart. There can be no better entertainment than this. You are bringing out this point to escape form sacrifice and service. Such over intelligence arises due to your blind love on family and your selfishness. If you go to that absolute state of reality yourself and creation disappear. If your point is correct, don’t ask God for anything. You want Advaita when you give something to Him. You need Dvaita when He has to give some thing to you. If you do not aspire anything from Him, do not give anything to Him. In fact the highest devotion is to give every thing to Him without aspiring anything from Him. But you are reverse to this. Apart from this, you show over intelligence.

Allah Malik

How The Mind Is Destroyed?

Aum Sairam

Mind is created by God. You have not realized the divine purpose of the creation of mind. Mind is the basis of devotion. If mind is destroyed the devotion is destroyed. Then the total spiritual path is destroyed. You have to divert the mind from the world to God. Suppose you are going in the opposite direction by a horse. You have to divert the horse to the right direction but you should not kill the horse. The horse is created by God and given to you so that you will quickly reach the right goal in right direction. The mistake is in your wrong knowledge that showed the opposite direction and not in the horse. You should kill your wrong knowledge with the help of the right knowledge-sword obtained from Sadguru.

Allah Malik

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Bogus Guru's [Beware]

Aum Sairam

I realize that material life is not the be all and end all. I want to know more about life's spiritual side. Where do I go? How do I know who is a teacher and who's just a creep or a cheater?

It's true there are heaps of Guru's out there claiming to be the real McCoy and all have followers acclaiming their Guru as the best. The more followers a Guru has, the more likely it is that he or she preaches a wishy washy message. That's because most people who profess an interest in spiritual life don't want to follow any restrictions. A popular Guru knows that if he tries to teach the strict disciplines of the scriptures to his so called followers, most will probably leave. And so he comes out with a watered down pseudo spiritual cocktail that satisfies nobody.

For example, there are thousands of yoga schools spread throughout the world. They teach you physical postures and breathing exercises for mental and physical health. Or, one step higher, they teach you to meditate on the universal void, to "merge into oneness" or something equally vague. At least that's what a "with-it" Guru might say.

Forget all that. The real meaning of yoga, as repeatedly stressed in the Vedic scriptures, is to link with God. And for that one has to give up impure habits. But you won't hear Mr. or Mrs. Guru dwell on this they're more interested in collecting cheap followers and living comfortably, even luxuriously, off their disciple's money.

Far from imposing sensory restrictions, some even say that free sex and all the drugs you feel like will eventually bring about a disgust for these things that will kick start your spiritual life. Some will give you a personalized mantra [for a fee, of course] and tell you that just by chanting it you'll attain the full perfection of yoga, no need to change your eating or lifestyle. Often they will themselves claim to be God, or they'll preach that we're all God, we simply need to "realize" it.

The scriptures call these and similar dodgy kinds of yoga "the yoga of the cheaters and the cheated," and cite the analogy of a blind man leading other blind men. All of them, blind Guru's and blind disciples fall into a ditch.

Especially be wary of Guru's who deny the need for reading the Vedic scriptures like Shree Bhagawad Gita. They just don't want their followers to find out what a real Guru should be like!

One of the great teachers of Krishna consciousness made this telling statement: "A sincere sweeper in the street is far better than the charlatan mediator who works only for the sake of making a living."

So beware of bogus Guru's!

Allah Malik

Friday, October 17, 2008

How can one fix the wavering mind on a single point?

Aum Sairam

How can one fix the wavering mind on a single point?

The very nature of the mind is to waver. The Lord created the mind with such a nature. You cannot change the nature of mind because the Lord created both the mind and its nature. How can you change the creation of the Lord? The Lord must have created the mind with such a wavering nature for some good purpose. You do not understand that purpose and therefore you are making a futile attempt to change its nature. You must divert your mind from the world to the Lord. The mind is always moving from one point to the other point in the world.

Even when you divert the mind to the Jnana Yoga [knowledge] of the Lord, the mind still wavers from one point to the other point. The Lord has several divine qualities. To understand His greatness, to understand the real path and to understand your self, the mind must be diverted from one point to the other point. Therefore the nature of the mind suits the study of Jnana Yoga, which is the base for devotion [Bhakti] and from Bhakti, service [Karma Yoga] results, which finally brings the grace of the Lord. Therefore your effort must be to divert the mind from the world to the divine knowledge. Both the world and divine knowledge consist of various points and both these suit the nature of the mind. You must withdraw the mind from the world and repeatedly try to divert it to the knowledge of the Lord In such a case you will succeed in the spiritual path. But if you try to change the nature of the mind you will strain yourself unnecessarily and finally fail. Try to use the same nature of the mind in your spiritual effort. Every item in this world is good because the Lord created it only to help your spiritual effort. All the bad qualities like Kama, Krodha, Lobha etc., can be diverted towards the Lord and they can be used to attain the grace of the Lord. Anything becomes bad only when you use it for the world.

Allah Malik

Anna Daan

Aum Sairam

annam bahu kurvita- tadvratam
[Ensure abundance of food all over; This is an inviolable discipline]

Be hospitable to any one who comes to you. Give water to the thirsty, bread to the hungry, clothing to the naked and shelter to the homeless and God will bless you.

[Greatness of Anna Daan]

When an Atithi [uninvited guest] comes to our door at noon, it is our bounden duty to welcome him and give him food. Other kinds of charities, viz, giving away wealth, property and clothes etc., require some discrimination but in the matter of food, no such consideration is necessary. All charities are imperfect without Anna Daan. Anna Daan is the best of all merits.

Lord Sri Krishna [In Mahabharata]:

"annadah pranado loke
pranadah sarvado bhavet
tasmadannam visesena
datavyam bhutimicchata"

The giver of food is the giver of life, and indeed of everything else. Therefore, one who is desirous of well being in this world and beyond, should specially endeavor to give food.

"na kamcana vasatau pratyacaksita tasmadyaya kaya ca vidhaya bahvannam prapnuyat aradhyasma annamityacaksate"

Do not turn away anyone who comes seeking your hospitality. Therefore, obtain a great abundance of anna, exert all your efforts to ensure such abundance; and welcome all seekers with the announcement that the food is ready, partake of it.

Allah Malik

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Baba's Beacon

Aum Sairam

May This Thursday [Baba's Day] Bring You Strength, Good luck, Success And Happiness

Kaun kehta hai Sai ki jyot nahi bolti
Kaun kehta hai Sai ki jyot nahi bolti
Shradha Saburi se usey janne wale chahiye
Jyot se jyot milane wale chahiye

[Who dare say Sri Sai's beacon does not speak? What is needed are faith and patience, to seek the light and be one with it]

Sadguru is the most precious thing anyone can find. The rarest of jewels, Sri Sainath is one such Sadguru that bestows the benefits to those who seek Him. The One that declared that nobody shall return with empty hands still proves it. What is needed is unconditional faith and abundant patience with a disposition that He knows what is best. If the pursuit is material, it will be achieved. If the pursuit is spiritual, it will be achieved too. Shama's rhetoric that he would break the coconut on God's head is an assurance to those simple minded devotees approaching Him with folded hands. One should also remember that not everyone that flocks around is benefited. While it is considered a fortune to know Sri Sai, it is also misfortune to let the opportunity to pass by.

Let this Thursday be a reminder of all the wonderful things Sri Sadguru Sainath has done for His children. Let this also be a day to contemplate on the spiritual coffers that the fakir of Shirdi has to offer.

Allah Malik

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

How Can One Sacrifice Justice For God

Aum Sairam

How can one sacrifice justice [dharma] for God?

Dharma is greater than the Lord. Krishna asked Dharma Raja to tell a lie. Dharma Raja told the lie by uttering the word “elephant” in a low voice. Therefore Dharma Raja went to hell for uttering the lie as advised by Krishna.

Shree Bhagwad Gita says Sarva Dharman Parityajya, which means that the Lord is greater than justice. The Lord Datta is protecting the deity of justice, who is shown as a cow. The protector is greater than the protected. Therefore Dharma Raja went to hell for a greater sin than telling a lie. The greater sin is not following the advice of the Lord. [He should have told the lie without hesitation when Lord Krishna advised him to do so. But since he hesitated, he went to hell.]

Allah Malik

Surrender to God

Aum Sairam

Surrender means to yield ownership, to relinquish control over what we consider ours: our property, our time, our "rights."

When we surrender to God, we are simply acknowledging that what we "own" actually belongs to Him. He is the giver of all good things. We are responsible to care for what God has given us, as stewards of His property, but by surrendering to God, we admit that He is ultimately in control of everything, including our present circumstances.

Surrendering to God helps us to let go of whatever has been holding us back from God's best for our lives. By surrendering to God, we let go of whatever has kept us from wanting God's ways first.

Allah Malik

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Why did Krishna steal butter and dance with the Gopikas?

Aum Sairam

Why did Krishna steal butter and dance with the Gopikas?

[Is it not a black scar on the full white moon?] First we must understand that the real aim in following Dharma [justice] is only to please the Lord. The Lord is the Protector and Dharma is the protected. The protector is always greater than the protected. Among the other souls [while interacting with other souls] you have to reject injustice and vote for justice. But when the Lord competes with justice, you have to vote for the Lord. In Pravritti [worldly life], justice and injustice compete and you have to vote for justice. But in Nivritti [life devoted to God] the Lord competes with justice and you have to vote for the Lord. In fact, you don’t have the patience to understand what the Lord does, and you simply blame Him. There are certain subtle aspects of Dharma [Dharma Sukshma], which look like injustice. Only with deep analysis can one understand the Dharma Sukshma.

The butter indicates the extra stored money of the cowherds [Gopikas]. You are expected to take money from this world, which is required for your minimum needs. This entire world is the money of the Lord. But you are earning extra and storing it for your future generations due to greediness. You must donate that extra money to the Lord who is in the human form and He will distribute it to His devotees for their upliftment. If you are not doing this, the Lord will steal your money, which is actually His own money. Butter is the fruit of their work, which is money. Similarly He danced with the Gopikas who were sages in their past births. They prayed to Him [Ram] in their previous birth for the same. He only fulfilled the boon given by Him to His devotees.

Allah Malik

They Are Playing Our Song

Aum Sairam

When a woman in a certain African tribe knows she is pregnant, she goes out into the wilderness with a few friends and together they pray and meditate until they hear the song of the child. They recognize that every soul has its own vibration that expresses its unique flavor and purpose. When the women attune to the song, they sing it out loud. Then they return to the tribe and teach it to everyone else.

When the child is born, the community gathers and sings the child’s song to him or her. Later, when the child enters education, the village gathers and chants the child’s song. When the child passes through the initiation to adulthood, the people again come together and sing. At the time of marriage, the person hears his or her song. Finally, when the soul is about to pass from this world, the family and friends gather at the person’s bed, just as they did at their birth, and they sing the person to the next life.

There is something inside each of us that knows we have a song, and we wish those we love would recognize it and support us to sing it.

In the African tribe there is one other occasion upon which the villagers sing to the child. If at any time during his or her life, the person commits a crime or aberrant social act, the individual is called to the centre of the village and the people in the community form a circle around them. Then they sing their song to them. The tribe recognizes that the correction for antisocial behavior is not punishment; it is love and the remembrance of identity. When you recognize your own song, you have no desire or need to do anything that would hurt another.

A friend is someone who knows your song and sings it to you when you have forgotten it. Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.

If you do not give your song a voice, you will feel lost, alone, and confused. If you express it, you will come to life. We attract people on a similar wavelength so we can support each other to sing aloud. Sometimes we attract people who challenge us by telling us that we cannot or should not sing our song in public. Yet these people help us too, for they stimulate us to find greater courage to sing it.

You may not have grown up in an African tribe that sings your song to you at crucial life transitions, but life is always reminding you when you are in tune with yourself and when you are not. When you feel good, what you are doing matches your song, and when you feel awful, it doesn’t. In the end, we shall all recognize our song and sing it well. You may feel a little warily at the moment, but so have all the great singers. Just keep singing and you’ll find your way home.

Allah Malik

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Should We Not Ask The Lord For Help?

Aum Sairam

If you are an ordinary person, you should follow the rules of your Karma. If you are a devotee, even then, you should not ask God for help. Your devotion must not aspire for any result. When you ask God for help, it means that you want God to violate his own natural rules. The impression of millions of angles and sages [who are constantly meditating on God] is disturbed if God violates his own rules. Such a violation will give a poor impression on God. You are putting God through inconvenience by forcing Him to use His supernatural power .

Whether you are a devotee or not, you must always try to solve your problems by putting your best effort. If you fail, even then, do not ask God to help you. Then, you think that it is your fate and worship God as usual. Arjuna was fighting with his grandfather, Bhishma. Arjuna was not putting up his best effort to kill Bhishma. He had sympathy for Bhishma, who had brought up Arjuna since childhood. Noting this, Lord Krishna took his Sudarshana chakra and ran to kill Bhishma. This means that the Lord tried to solve the problem of Arjuna through His divine power. Arjuna did not agree to this and forced Lord Krishna to stop, because Arjuna knew about his inadequate effort. But when Sindhava was to be killed, Arjuna tried his best, because Arjuna had taken an oath to kill Sindhava before sunset or else, enter the fire and end his own life. Since the sunset took place apparently due to the Maya [superpower] of Lord Krishna, Arjuna stopped fighting and wanted to enter the fire. He was just going to jump into the fire and yet he never asked for help. He thought that was his fate. Therefore, the Lord helped him secretly. Thus, if you put your best effort but fail because it is beyond your limits and if you happen to be a real devotee but do not ask for the help from God, then you will be helped by the super power of the Lord secretly. The secrecy is in order to preserve the sacredness of his administration in the eyes of others.

Allah Malik

Sri Sainath Maharaj

Aum Sairam

Dear Friends

Let us pray to our Sadguru Sri Sainath Maharaj to bless all of us.

Today 7th October 2008. it's a memorable occasion of completion of 54th year of Sri Sainath Maharaj's Marble Murti at Samadhi Mandir in Shirdi.

It was on 7th Oct 1954 i.e. 54 years ago Lord Sainath's Marble Murti was installed at the Samadhi Mandir in Shirdi.

54th year celebration of an organization is above Golden Jubilee celebration. Sri Sainath Maharaj is beyond all these being Himself an institution.

Let us treat the 54th year function of installation of Sri Sai Baba's Murti as 54th birthday .

Sri Sainath Maharaj is blessing all His beloved devotees sitting on His silver throne and now on Golden throne with a crown for the last 54 years. Several devotees experienced Sri Sai Himself in the Murti.

Sri Sainath Maharaj after occupying His throne 54 years ago He is doing wonders as if He is still bodily alive. Sri Sai's equality can be observed by looking at Him from any corner of the Samadhi Mandir.

The great Sculptor Late. Shri Balaji Vasant Talim. The work of carving marble statue was entrusted to him by Shirdi Sansthan. Sri Sai's photo was given to him. He prayed to Sri Sainath Maharaj and Sri Sainath appeared to him. This vision cleared his doubts and the work was started.

Just like Shri Sai Satcharitra was authored by Sri Sainath Maharaj thru the pen of Shri Hemadpant Dabholkar. His Murti was also sculpted thru the chissle and mattles of Shri Talimji.

So Lets celebrate Sri Sainath Maharaj's 54th Birthday and gift Him Dakshina of just only two paisa that is our Shraddha and Saburi.

Allah Malik

Monday, October 6, 2008

May Be

Aum Sairam

Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.

When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one, which has been opened for us.

The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the Best conversation you've ever had.

It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.

Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back! Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours. It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

Don't go for looks; they can deceive. Don't go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one that makes your heart smile.

There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you Just want to pluck them from your dreams and hug them for real!

Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy.

Always put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person, too.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way; Happiness lives for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.

The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.

Live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.

Please send this message to those people who mean something to you, to those who have touched your life in one way or another, to those who make you smile when you really need it, to those that make you see the brighter side of things when you are really down, to those who you want to let them know that you appreciate their friendship. And if you don't, don't worry, nothing bad will happen to you, you will just miss out on the opportunity to brighten someone's day with this message.

God gives us the gift of faith to share. May we give it to others in the loving spirit in which it was given to us. Sharing is caring.

Allah Malik

Sunday, October 5, 2008

God Is Love

Aum Sairam

God is love and love is God," says Sri Sai. But what is love? Love is a word that is hopelessly misused and misunderstood. Does not love basically signify a need of some kind, your love of this person of that thing to satisfy your need? The love between a man and woman satisfies the need, each for the other, whether it be physical, or companionship, or comfort, or another need. If there is no longer any need, love can turn to indifference, perhaps even hatred. Why do people, married or otherwise, change partners so often, for the simple reason, that they no longer seem to satisfy each other's particular needs.

LOVE is the most misused word in our common verbal vocabulary. The bond of love has been existent in all members of the family since families came about - between Husband and Wife it is called 'infatuation'. Love for parents is respect and love for God is devotion.

Allah Malik

That Right Person

um Sairam

Somebody once told me that Finding the right person is very hard and very is best to be the right person for the one you love and start from'll always end up disappointed when you set standards and define a right person for you...and don't rush things...coz somewhere somehow God is preparing somebody for you.

You can never be perfect...the person you love can never be perfect... but both of you can be perfect through love and prayers, and your love can be perfect through the both of you. But, no relationship is complete without God.....that's why we have marriage it's a bond not only between you and your loved one....but also with God.

Our relationships fail not because she/he's not the right's because we expected too much and we decided on our own....let God do the may call it waiting time....but while you are waiting... pray. Let God guide you always...He knows better. No, He knows best.

Love is not what you think it is....Sometimes we mistakenly feel that our first relationship will be our last. Because we are overwhelmed with joy and romance, we forget to learn the meaning of true love. Some are saying that love is unselfish, blind, unconditional or simply denying oneself for the sake of someone very important in our life.

Others are saying love is immortal and can never be defined. When we think we're in love the first thing we almost wanted the whole world to know is that our love for someone very special can never be taken away from us.

We say this phrase You are the most wonderful gift from GOD I have ever received... After a terrible fight or sometimes even a petty quarrel we then say You are the biggest mistake I’ve ever made for my entire life...!!!!. Now, how do you say and spell the word L-O-V-E? Are you really deeply into it?

Nobody can tell what love really is until experience speaks and whispers right into our ears. Most of the time, these love promises Till Death do us apart, etc. would end up Never and We should part ways, I'm no longer happy with you! My love for you is DEAD!!!. Many times we thought after having committed to someone and your trust to one another freezes down to zero degree She/He isn’t the right one. I should probably wait for the right one to come.

But the big question anyone could not answer is she/he the right one? and "When is the right time? That made us stick to whom we are with. Will you always be waiting for the right person to come and the right time to commit? A big YES is the answer. Don't be in a hurry to get into a relationship because you can never find love if you insist that you are already into it. Try to find time to really understand your real feelings, to know who you really are, and what you really want in a relationship.

You're right, There is no such thing as a perfect relationship, but there's a compatible partnership that goes along with it. If you already knew that you're too big to fit into a small sized T-shirt, don't give it a try. You'll probably break it and pay for the damages you have made. If you knew and felt that the relationship will not last, don't go deeper into it. You'll just suffer the consequences and live like hell the rest of your life.

It's really hard to say goodbye though, but you can't make it any better by just pretending you still have the same feelings. Try to let go and give yourself a chance to live life to the fullest. Give yourself a chance to grow and give your heart a much needed attention. Then you will find that you have made the right decision and you made it all by yourself. More frequently than not, we all act in a hypocritical manner for some reason.

We call it love when we can't leave someone and see them crying as we try to let go. We are wrong, its just pity. We call it love when we're too attached and think that losing the one we love will somehow make us weak and unable to face the storms of life. We misunderstood, its just that we're too much dependent to them. We call it love when we give our whole life to them, the wholeness of us and imagined that if they leave no one would accept us and our past.

We are mistaken, its just insecurity. But no matter what the definition is, the truth still remains that love isn't something you can buy nor beg. It is real and existing. You can't touch it but you can feel it in your heart. You can't find it, but it will knock before you when you least expect it to come. It can make you the happiest soul in heaven, but don't forget that it also can make you the most miserable person in the whole galaxy.

Allah Malik

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Worship Your Mother

Aum Sairam

The life of a man who cannot respect and love his mother is utterly useless. Recognizing one’s mother as the very embodiment of all divine forces, one must show reverence to her and treat her with love. This is the true message that the Navaratri, the Festival of Nine Nights gives us. The supreme Shakti manifests Herself in the form of Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati. Durga grants us energy—physical, mental and spiritual. Laxmi bestows on us wealth of many kinds—not just money but intellectual wealth, the wealth of character and others. Even health is a kind of wealth. She grants untold riches to us. And Saraswati bestows on us intelligence, the capacity for intellectual enquiry and the power of discrimination. The Navaratri Festival is celebrated in order to proclaim to the world the power of the Goddesses. One’s own mother is the combination of all these Divine Beings. She provides us energy, wealth and intelligence. She constantly desires our advancement in life. So she represents all the three Goddesses that we worship during the Navaratri Festival. If the Pandavas were able to become so dear to Krishna and make their lives worthy by serving Him, it was not on account of their own merit or austerities. It was mother Kunti Devi’s love for them that brought to them such a great fortune. Even when they had to live in a forest or in the House of Wax, she always stayed with them and prayed for their welfare. The Pandavas also reciprocated her love, and that accounts for their final victory.

Laxman, likewise, was able to dwell in the forest with his brother Shri Ram, serving him ceaselessly, only because of his mother Sumitra’s blessings. She told her son that Ayodhya without Shri Ram was like a forest, and that the forest in which Shri Ram lived would be a veritable Ayodhya to him. It was on account of the hearty blessings of his mother that Laxman was able to spend fourteen years in the forest even without food or sleep.

All our epics and sacred books emphasize the power of the mother’s love, her blessings and grace. Consider the story of Gandhari and the Kauravas. When Lord Krishna visited Gandhari to console her after the Kurukshetra war, she accused him of partiality towards the Pandavas. “Though you are God, how could you be so partial? Why did you support the Pandavas in full measure, and allow the destruction of all my sons?” she asked Him. Krishna replied to her that she herself was to blame for the death of her children. He reminded her that though she gave birth to a hundred sons, she didn’t cast her loving glance on even one of them at any time. As she chose to remain blindfolded, she never looked at any of her sons with great care, attention and affection. He asked her “How could such sinners who couldn’t even enjoy their own mother’s loving glance thrive and flourish?”

There is no need to propitiate Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati for energy, material prosperity and worldly knowledge. If we love and adore the mother, we shall be showing our love and devotion to all Goddesses.

Allah Malik

Friday, October 3, 2008


mong the Hindu festivals, Sri Navaratri and Dussera is considered to be the most significant occasion.

The Vedic Hindu Calendar marks two occasions of nine days each in a year i.e. Chaitra Ramanavami [April – May] and Ashwin Navaratri [September – October]. During Chaitra Ramanavami, Shri Ram is worshipped for nine days and during Ashwin Navaratri, Mata Durga is worshipped for nine nights.

Ashwin Navaratri is celebrated from Ashwin Shukla Prathama to Ashwin Shukla Navami i.e. for nine days followed by the tenth day i.e. Dussera [Vijayadashami]. During this period for the first three days and nights the Supreme Mother is worshipped in the form of Durga. Then for the following three days and nights the Supreme Mother takes the form of Mahalaxmi for us to perform `Laxmi Puja'. The subsequent three days and nights the Supreme Mother is worshipped in the form of Saraswati for us to perform' Saraswati Puja'. The last tenth day is celebrated as Vijayadashami which is said to be the most significant day of the occasion i.e. Dussera.

The Navaratri festival is mainly celebrated to commemorate the grand victory of the Almighty Durga over the Buffalo headed demon Mahishasur. Mother Durga had to fight for nine continuous days and it was on the evening of the tenth day that she overpowered Mahishasur and killed him.

Hinduism is the only religion for conferring `Motherhood' to God. Since we realize that it is only the Mother who can be nearest to Her child and who promptly answers the prayers of Her child, we give the highest `Godhood' to Her.

The Mother's Grace is boundless,
Her Mercy is illimitable,
Her Knowledge is infinite,
Her Power immeasurable,
Her Glory ineffable,
Her Splendor indescribable.

She grants Her devotees material prosperity and Spiritual freedom. Approach Her with an open heart, lay bare your heart to Her with frankness and utter humility. Be as simple as a child. Sing Her praise, repeat Her name and worship Her with faith and unflinching devotion. Perform special Puja during ‘Navaratri’ festival, the occasion when She is more vibrant to answer the prayers of Her devotees. Practice intense repetition of Her dynamic mantra `Om Sri Durgaaye Namah' at least 108 times for all the nine days. The Divine Mother is most pleased with this mantra during the festival.

The Almighty Durga conferred Her infinite power on Arjuna in the battle field of Kurukshetra on the Vijayadashami day for him to conquer the Kauravas. The same Almighty Durga conferred Her infinite power on Shri Ram on Navaratri day just before He fought and won against the mighty Ravan[Lankesh].

Dussera which has much to do with unique life of Shri Ram is celebrated with the greatest enthusiasm and devotion. Nowhere else in the history of the world there can be a parallel to the character of Shri Ram as

An ideal child,
An ideal brother,
An ideal student of Gurukul,
An ideal friend,
An ideal husband,
An ideal King and
An ideal warrior.

On this Vijayadashami day devotees do not miss to chant the `Ek Shloki Ramayan' for receiving the blessings of Shri Ram as follows :

Purvam Rama Tapovanani Gamanam,
Hatva Mrigam Kanchanam,
Vaidehi Harnam,
Jatayu Maranam,
Sugriva Sambhashanam,
Vali Nirdalanam,
Samudra Taranam,
Lankapuri Dahanam,
Paschad Ravana Kumbhakarna Hananam,
Eytadi Ramayanam Bhaje.

On this auspicious and most significant Navaratri cum Dussera festival, we invoke the Holy Spirit of God who is worshipped in different forms and by different names to protect us, to guide us and to lead us to the ultimate Liberation.


If the Lord is pleased by our sacrifice, is He not a sadist?

The real love requires the unhappiness by sacrifice. In such sacrifice one feels happy since he has sacrificed to the Lord. You take a mother for example. She gives food to her child and suffers with hunger. But she feels very happy in that suffering. A human being cannot give anything in return for such real love. Even if he gives something it is only temporary. But when your real love is proved by sacrifice, the Lord gives the permanent fruit i.e., Brahma Loka. Shaktuprashtha gave his food to the Lord in human form although he had not had food for the past ten days. [The Lord came in the form of a guest to Shaktuprastha and asked for food]. If the guest was an ordinary human being, the guest must have been a sadist, because he never cared about the hunger of Shakthprastha. But since the guest was the Lord, Shaktuprastha was given infinite wealth in this world and also the permanent Brahma Loka after death. Therefore you must be very careful in fixing the human form of the Lord. Otherwise if the human form is an ordinary human being, you are deceived and such a human being is definitely a sadist. The unhappiness in sacrifice and the happiness that neutralizes the unhappiness are the characteristics of the path of the sacrifice. The Lord does not insist on this path. The path should come from the depth of your heart with full willingness. If you fear unhappiness you can never follow that path. When it comes to your children, you will not put this question because you have real love for them. Do you not sacrifice your food for your child and even though you suffer with hunger, you feel happy? Since you do not have real love for the Lord, this question is coming to your mind.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Why Suffer

Aum Sairam

May This Thursday [Baba's Day] Bring You Strength, Good luck, Success And Happiness

Why do some really very good people suffer?

If they were sinners in their previous births, how could they be so nice in their present birth?

You think that a person is very good because of his nice gentle character. There are even cheats, who appear very soft and nice. There are very good and sincere people with a rough character. A soft person may be selfish and a rough person may sacrifice himself for someone. If a person has this one bad quality of selfishness, then all his good qualities are tarnished. God will not care for any of them. A selfish person with all good qualities is like a gold cup with salt water. It is not fit for drinking. We are interested in the contents of a cup and not for the cup. A cruel person who is ever ready to sacrifice for the sake of another is like an earthen cup containing nectar. Lord Shiva gave salvation to the hunter for his sacrifice in spite of the fact that he was a barbarian. The Lord did not give salvation to the selfish priest. Thus we normally make a mistake in distinguishing the real good and the real bad. The Lord's judgment alone is correct and completely practical. His viewpoint is true and is different from ours.

Allah Malik

Baba Carries You

Aum Sairam

May This Thursday [Baba's Day] Bring You Strength, Good luck, Success And Happiness


One night a devotee had a dream. He dreamed that he was walking along the beach with Sri Sai. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of Footprints in the sand, one belonging to him, and the other to the Sri Shirdi Sai Baba.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the Footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of Footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of his life.

This really bothered him, and he questioned the Lord about Baba, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of Footprints. I don't understand why, when I needed you most, you would leave me.

Sri Sai replied: My son, My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you have seen only one set of Footprints, it was Then that I carried you. SAI will take your sins away. When I am there no need to fear my child. Where ever you are what ever you do I am always with you. Just go ahead I will be always behind you to protect you.

Allah Malik

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

True Service

Aum Sairam

True Service is Service done with a Pure Loving Heart and can be to anything anyone be it Man Animal or even Plant. It is a selfless service which is done without expecting any reward in turn. There should not be any ego while doing the service. If there is any element of ego while doing the service, even the person receiving the seva will not be comfortable. The opportunity for doing the service, the financial position we are in, the job we have are all given by Sri Sai. By doing ego less service we are trying to give it back to Sri Sai. We must try to see Sri Sai in all the living beings and while doing service, think that we are doing service to none other than Sri Sai.

Love All Serve All. Any Action performed with faith in god, to the benefit of others, without expecting any materialistic reward to thyself, but only expecting Gods grace, can be called as true Service. In this service, if thought, word and deed harmonizes the service becomes an offering.

To help someone who is in trouble, someone who cannot afford for his wellbeing, to share whatever we have with God by doing so. We should not be unkind to all human beings or should not hurt anybody whether mentally or physically.

True Service Means
S : Selflessness
E : Experience of Divinity
R : Rati i.e. Love
V : Vision of Lord in those being served
I : Integrity of Thought, Word and Action
C : Compassion
E : Excitement

This in my view is the definition of true seva or service.

Allah Malik

Conditions of Happiness

Aum Sairam

The kind of detachment that really lasts is due to the understanding of suffering and its cause. It is securely based upon the unshakable knowledge that all things of this world are momentary and passing, and that any clinging to them is bound to be a source of pain eventually. Man seeks worldly objects of pleasure and tries to avoid things that bring pain, without realizing that he can't have the one and eschew the other. As long as there is attachment to worldly objects of pleasure, he must perpetually invite upon himself the suffering of not having them and the suffering of losing them. Lasting detachment, which brings freedom from all desires and attachments, is called purna vairagya or complete dispassion. Complete detachment is one of the essential conditions of lasting and true happiness. For the person who has complete detachment no longer creates for himself the suffering that is due to the unending thralldom produced by desires.

Desirelessness makes an individual firm like a rock. He is neither moved by pleasure nor by sorrow. One who is affected by agreeable things is bound to be affected by disagreeable things. If a person is pleased by receiving praise, he is bound to be miserable when he receives blame. He cannot keep himself steady under a shower of blame as long as he is inwardly delighted by receiving praise. The only way not to be upset by blame is to be detached from the praise also. Then he does not lose his equanimity. The steadiness and equanimity that remain unaffected by any opposites is possible only through complete detachment, which is an essential condition of lasting and true happiness.

Allah Malik
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