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Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Pass Book

Monica married Hitesh this day. At the end of the wedding party, Monica's mother gave her a newly opened bank saving passbook with Rs.1000 deposit amount.

Mother: 'Monica, take this passbook. Keep it as a record of your marriage life. When there's something happy and memorable happened in your new life, put some money in. Write down what it's about next to the line. The more memorable the event is, the more money you can put in. I've done the first one for you today. Do the others with Hitesh. When you look back after years, you can know how much happiness you've had.'

Monica shared this with Hitesh when getting home. They both thought it was a great idea and were anxious to know when the second deposit can be made.

This was what they did after certain time:
- 7 Feb: Rs.100, first birthday celebration for Hitesh after marriage
- 1 Mar: Rs.300, salary raise for Monica
- 20 Mar: Rs.200, vacation trip to Bali
- 15 Apr: Rs.2000, Monica got pregnant
- 1 Jun: Rs.1000, Hitesh got promoted ...
and so on...

However, after years, they started fighting and arguing for trivial things. They didn't talk much. They regretted that they had married the most nasty people in the world.... no more love...Kind of typical nowadays, huh?

One day Monica talked to her Mother: 'Mom, we can't stand it anymore. We agree to divorce. I can't imagine how I decided to marry this guy!!!'

Mother: 'Sure, girl, that's no big deal. Just do whatever you want if you really can't stand it. But before that, do one thing first. Remember the saving passbook I gave you on your wedding day? Take out all money and spend it first. You shouldn't keep any record of such a poor marriage.'

Monica thought it was true. So she went to the bank, waiting at the queue and planning to cancel the account. While she was waiting, she took a look at the passbook record. She looked, and looked, and looked. Then the memory of all the previous joy and happiness just came up her mind. Her eyes were then filled with tears. She left and went home. When she was home, she handed the passbook to Hitesh, asked him to spend the money before getting divorce.

The next day, Hitesh gave the passbook back to Monica. She found a new deposit of Rs.5000. And a line next to the record: 'This is the day I notice how much I've loved you through out all these years. How much happiness you've brought me.'

They hugged and cried, putting the passbook back to the safe. Do you know how much money they had saved when they retired? I did not ask. I believe the money did not matter any more after they had gone through all the good years in their life.

"When you fall, in any way, don't see the place where you fell, instead see the place from where you slipped. Life is about correcting mistakes."

Friday, November 28, 2008

Remove The Rust To Awake

Aum Sairam

The habit of negativity affects the soul like rust on a shiny needle. Once corroded, a needle [soul] can no longer recognize a magnet [God] or be attracted to it. If cleansed of rust, the needle sparkles and, magnetism restored, it leaps to the magnet. The soul has been corroded by its own negative habits of thought and action. Today let me cleanse the soul of the rust of negativity.

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led by thee into ever widening thought and action-Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake

Allah Malik


Aum Sairam

You can never get to peace and inner security without first acknowledging all of the good things in your life. If you're forever wanting and longing for more without first appreciating things the way they are, you'll stay in discord.

Develop an attitude of gratitude. We discover a sense of wholeness as we appreciate both the small and big things in our lives. And it really helps to remember to appreciate ourselves. Appreciation is more than just acceptance -- it's respect and admiration. Let go of criticism and self-abuse.

Generally, appreciation means some blend of thankfulness, admiration, approval, and gratitude. In the financial world, something that appreciates grows in value. With the power tool of appreciation, you get the benefit of both perspectives: as you learn to be consistently thankful and approving, your life will grow in value.

Allah Malik

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Truth and Untruth

Aum Sairam

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

Truth is the power and the manifestation. Truth is eternal and indestructible. Truth is the most beautiful and the brightest. Truth is silent because it does not need a voice. Truth remains at the core of the conscience, the abode of Sadguru Sainath. Every spiritual aspirant has to confront the entity of Truth, the biggest obstacle. Conquering falsehood, most tiring of all the battles, is the beginning of Sri Sai's expanse. It becomes at one
point the task of utmost relevance, to distinguish Truth from the set of other operable facts, the premise under which everyday dealings are carried out, material and even spiritual!

Are being devotional and having faith in Sadguru Sainath all what on needs? Faith and patience are sure what Sri Sai demanded from His children. However, just faith and having patience did not win the heart of Sri Sai. Stories are plentiful in Sadguru Sainath's abode where Sri Sai whipped up the conscience of those that he wanted to bless. Those who seek Him could never resist the piercing eyes of the compassionate father; the eyes that know the past, present, and the future. The eyes not that of the punishing policeman, but of the benevolent caretaker longing to lead one from the convenient facts to everlasting contentment, Truth!

How could one trying to realize that Sri Sai is the in dweller of all beings even attempt to either lie to the self or to others? Sri Sai never lied to anyone. He always spoke of parables; some of them were literally true while some were figurative. They were the individualized instructions that Sri Sai provided to those who deserve it and none else.

Sri Sai was always practical and realistic in his teachings. He never told His devotees to lie and asked them always to speak truth. The devotees knew that Sri Sai was antargyani [knower of the secrets of every being] and He would certainly catch them if they told a lie. Hence hey dared not speak untruth in His presence. Untruth does not work before Sadguru Sainath and He cannot be procured with untruth. Untruth means downfall. Untruth in the end takes you to hell

Let us on this beautiful Thursday remind ourselves of that benevolent caretaker longing to lead us from the convenient facts to everlasting contentment, Truth!

Allah Malik

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Action-Result in Karma Cycle

Aum Sairam

Do not link your service to any fruit from God. Link the fruits to your own actions. Some times your actions fail and unexpected negative results appear. People think that a good deed has given a bad result and a bad deed has given good result. Based on this, people doubt the existence of the divine system of the cycle of deeds.

Every action has its corresponding result after some time. The time gap may be even longer than this lifetime. Some actions give results at once. If you put your finger in the fire, it will burn immediately. But generally one's actions are enquired by the divine system under the supervision of God and the result of the action may be delivered after the some time in this lifetime or even after this life.

The time gap is a decision of the judge and not you. You might have done some good deed and its result may be received after ten days on a particular day at 10.30 am. You might have done a bad deed on that day at 10.29 am and its results will be received at a particular time after some days.

Now the observers think that the good result at 10.30 am is the effect of the bad deed done at the 10.29 am. The observers criticize the divine system of God. This cycle of deeds is a very complicated multidimensional network system with so many parameters of time and place correlated with each other.

The superimpositions and coincidence of some actions and some other fruits mislead you and you end up misunderstanding the intricate system. Except God nobody can analyze this network system. A deep analysis of all the parameters is impossible for the human brain. Therefore, never criticize the administration of God and unnecessarily earn sin.

Allah Malik

Father of All Souls

Aum Sairam

God created all the souls and has the attitude of a father towards His children. A human father may sometimes show partiality in loving his children.

But God always has infinite love for all souls in an equal manner. Even the punishments in the hell are meant for the transformation of the souls from the lower level to the higher level.

God always tries to help the soul even if a trace of possibility exists according to its cycle of deeds to justify God's help.

One soul need not recommend another soul to God and ask for His grace on that soul. If a child requests his father to look after the welfare of his brother, how foolish it looks! No soul should recommend another soul to God and ask for His protection or grace on the soul. If any soul does so, it is only insulting the infinite love of God.

It is the climax of ignorance and the emotional love for the other soul, which lacks even a basic analysis of spiritual knowledge.

Allah Malik

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

People Come Into Your Life

Aum Sairam

People come into your life for a REASON, a SEASON or a LIFETIME. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.

They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a God send and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.

Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.

Allah Malik

19 Horses

Aum Sairam

One rich man owned 19 horses when he died. In his last will and testament he had written that upon his death, half the horses he owned should go to his only son; one fourth to the village temple and one fifth to the faithful servant. The village elders could not stop scratching their heads. How can they give half of the 19 horses to the son? You cannot cut up a horse. They puzzled over this dilemma for more than two weeks and then decided to send for a wise man who was living in a neighboring village.

The wise man came riding on his horse and asked the villagers if he can be of any help to them. The village elders told him about the rich man's last will and testament which stated that half of the [19] horses must be given to his only son, one fourth must go to the temple and one fifth to the faithful servant.

The wise man said he will immediately solve their problem without any delay whatsoever. He had the 19 horses placed in a row standing next to one another. Then he added his own horse as the 20th horse. Now he went about giving half of the 20 horses – that is ten horses to the son. One fourth of 20- that is 5 horses were given to the temple committee. One fifth of twenty- that is 4 horses were given to the faithful servant. Ten plus five plus four made 19 horses. The remaining 20th horse was his own which he promptly mounted, spoke a few inspiring words, and rode back home.

The villagers were simply dumfounded, full of disbelief and filled with admiration. And the parting words of the wise man were inscribed in their hearts and minds which they greatly cherished and passed on to their succeeding generations till today.

The wise man said: In our daily lives, in our daily affairs, simply add God's name and then go about facing the day's happenings. Ever come across problems in life that are seemingly insurmountable? [Like the villagers, do we feel that such problems cannot be solved?].

The wise man continued: Add the God Principle in our daily lives and the problems will become lighter and eventually will disappear. In the manner of the ice which, with the addition of the heat principle will turn into water, and that will eventually evaporate as steam and disappear. And how do we add God's name in our daily lives? Through prayers, filled with true love and devotion with sincerity of purpose and dedication that only total faith can bring about. Meditation is a powerful means of directing the mind God ward.

But without true love and devotion entering into it, it remains like a boat without water. It is not difficult to push a boat that is floating in water, but extremely hard to drag the same boat on dry land.

Allah Malik

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Positive ABC’s

Aum Sairam

A - Avoid negative sources [negative people, negative places, negative things, and negative habits].
B - Believe in yourself.
C - Consider things from every angle.
D - Don't give up and don't give in.
E - Enjoy life today. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.
F - Family and friends are hidden treasures. Seek them and enjoy their riches.
G - Give more than you plan to give.
H - Hang onto your dreams.
I - Ignore those who try to discourage you.
J - Just do it.
K - Keep on trying. No matter how hard it seems, it will get easier.
L - Love yourself first and most.
M - Make it happen.
N - Never lie, never cheat, never steal and always strike a fair deal.
O - Open your eyes and see things as they really are.
P - Practice makes perfect.
Q - Quitters never win and winners never quit.
R - Read, study, and learn about everything important in your life.
S - Stop procrastinating.
T - Take control of your own destiny.
U - Understand yourself in order to better understand others.
V - Visualize.
W - Want it more than anything.
X - "X-celerate" your efforts.
Y - You are unique in all of God's creations. Nothing can replace you.
Z - Zero in on your target and go for it.

Let us pray at the feet of Sri Sai who is the incarnation of all Gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards Him.

Allah Malik

Anxiety And Sri Sai

Aum Sairam

Anxiety is uneasiness regarding something doubtful.

Anxiety is uneasiness or distress of mind regarding some uncertain event, which may involve danger or misfortune.

Anxiety is strained or solicitous desire, as for some object or purpose or eagerness, as one’s anxiety to please all.

It is a condition of restlessness and mental agitation with a distressful feeling of tightness and oppression in the region of the heart.

Anxiety is the rust of life. It destroys its brightness and weakens its power.

Anxiety is the poison of human life. Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Sufficient to each day are the duties to be done and the trials to be endured.

Full faith in Sri Sai puts an end to anxiety. A childlike and abiding trust in Sri Sai is its best preventive and remedy.

The cares of tomorrow weigh a man down. Do not torment yourself with imaginary dangers or trials or reverses. Be always happy and cheerful. Trust in Sri Sai and do the right. Leave the rest to Sri Sai.

Sri Sai looks after everybody. He feeds even the frog that lives between the strata of rocks. Be not, therefore, anxious, and say “What will become of my fate next year? What shall I eat tomorrow? What shall I do for my clothing and blanket? How can I arrange for the education of my son or the marriage of my daughter?” Sri Sai knows that you have need for all these things. He will do everything for you.

Do not make yourself wretched by imagining catastrophes unforeseen in the distant future. Do not anticipate misfortune.

Be always busy. Keep yourself ever occupied. Anxiety will take to its heels.

He who worships Sri Sai, who sings His glory, who recites His Name, is raised above anxiety for earthly wants.

You anticipate calamities, dangers and troubles. But they seldom come. Why do you unnecessarily worry yourself and waste your time, energy and strength?

Be of good cheer. Never bother about trouble till trouble actually troubles you.

Anxiety is choking disquiet. Anxiety is mental. It is in regard to the unknown, or what may happen. It refers to some future event, always suggesting hopeful possibility.

Worry is a more petty, restless and manifested anxiety. Anxiety may be quiet and silent. Worry is communicated to all around.

Solicitude is a milder anxiety.

Perplexity often involves anxiety, but may be quite free from it. A student may be perplexed regarding a translation, yet, if he has time enough, he is not at all anxious regarding it.

Assurance, calmness, carelessness, confidence, ease, light-heartiness, satisfaction, tranquility are the opposites of anxiety.

Allah Malik

Sunday, November 23, 2008

How To Improve Divinity

Aum Sairam

The best way to improve divinity is to respect others. Speak with respect, act with respect and help with respect, irrespective of your position, status, wealth etc.

The belief that everything in nature is the creation of God and have equal right to live with comfort and we are nothing in front that super natural power will make a man divine.

If the way of thinking is good, the mind become simple and the efforts become since, which will attract others up to you.

Help others as far as possible without any expectation.

Allah Malik

A Beautiful Poem

Aum Sairam

A beautiful poem from God to you - "In this beautiful world"

In this beautiful World
When your are left alone
When there is no friend
When there is no love and no shoulder to cry on.

Call on to Me to have My divine company
Call Me my child and I will be your friend
Surrender to Me to receive the ocean of love which is just for you My love

In this beautiful world
When you are running low on moods
When there is no one to praise and encourage you and
When things are really not going your way.

Feel My presence around to have all the peace and happiness I have in store for you
Talk to Me and I will tell you how beautiful you are my child, that there is no one like you in My kingdom
Pray to me and have faith in me and things will never go wrong.

In this beautiful world
When no one will tell you what is right and what is wrong
When no one is ready to help and support you
When the roads are too bumpy to travel on.

Listen to My voice in your heart and all your problems will be solved
Make me your companion cause I will be your backbone to support you all your life
Think about meeting Me after this life, your journey of life will be on smooth highway.

In this beautiful world just remember one thing My dear angel
I am always around
I am always there
I am always deep in your heart
I am just a thought away
always there
always there
always there
In this beautiful world.

Allah Malik


Aum Sairam

Forget about your life situation for a while and pay attention to your life.

What is the difference?
Your life situation exists in time.
Your life is now.
Your life situation is mind-stuff.
Your life is real.

Find the "narrow gate that leads to life." It is called the Now.

Narrow your life down to this moment. Your life situation may be full of problems - most life situations are - but find out if you have any problem at this moment. Not tomorrow or in ten minutes, but now. Do you have a problem now?

When you are full of problems, there is no room for anything new to enter, no room for a solution. So whenever you can, make some room, create some space, so that you find the life underneath your life situation.

Allah Malik

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Aum Sairam

Sri Sai demanded dakshina [the term given to money or other material offered to the Guru by the disciple]. It is known that He did not ask for it from everyone that visited Him. His demands did not seem to conform to a particular pattern, neither did He receive it from everyone who wanted to offer. It was as if a divine predisposition dictated the matter of asking and receiving dakshina. Shri Sai Satcharitra reveals several incidents where Sainath had asked specific amounts of money from those who visited Him only to be confirmed later that the dealings existed beyond the knowledge of the giver.

On a metaphorical note, Sri Sai always insisted on two pice as dakshina to be given to Him by His followers. Faith and patience are considered as those two pice that this saint God wanted from His children. Patience is realized as a universal virtue that needs no explanation. However, patience that Sri Sainath wants from His devotees is unique.

The patience a devotee must possess should be similar to the one that a war horse exhibits in a battle field. Amid the deafening sounds of cannons, lingering death knell, chaos, and cacophony, the horse bears the weight of its rider and surges forward without any fear for his life. This is a patience coupled with valor and enthusiasm. This is the patience that Sri Sai wants His children to exhibit.

A passive act of waiting because of lack of alternatives may not be construed as patience that Sri Sainath demands from His followers. Patience has to be an active phase of courage, hope, and enthusiasm that arise out of one's surrender to His predisposition. Such a patience will reap a rich harvest, material and spiritual.

Allah Malik

As You Sow, So You Reap

Aum Sairam

As you sow, so shall you reap. This is an eternal truth- If you do evil to any one, it will return to you with a vengeance. If you do good to any one even if you do not expect any return or reward, you would taste its sweet fruit in some form or the other. You grow in spiritual stature as you do good. You shrink and become a dwarf, if evil thoughts, evil words and evil deeds emanate from your lower self. Aspire for the Highest and you- would attain the highest. If you think of the lowest, you would be the lowest. It is for you to choose, good or evil, God or dust.

Enshrine your mind with thoughts of love. Pilot the ship of your soul in the deep waters of Peace and Harmony, Virtue and Contentment. Keep away from the cliffs of hatred and jealousy, greed, and avarice, lust and debasement. God answers no prayers, unless it emanates from a contrite heart, seeking forgiveness for sins in the past. Work your way rigidly and care not for crosses and pains, if they are borne for the sake of righteousness, which is the only path to God.,

Allah Malik

Friday, November 21, 2008

Prayer of Repentance

Aum Sairam

We repent Oh Sai most merciful, for all our sins, for every thought that was false or unjust or unclean, for every word spoken that ought not to have been spoken, for every deed done that ought not to have been done.

We repent for every deed and word and thought inspired by selfishness, and for every deed and word and thought inspired by hatred.

We repent most specially for every lustful thought, and every lustful action; for every lie; for all hypocrisy, for every promise given, but not fulfilled, and for all slander and backbiting.

Most specially also, we repent for every action that has brought ruin to others, for every word and deed that has given others pain, and for every wish that pain should befall others.

In your unbounded mercy, we ask you to forgive us, Oh Sai, for all these sins committed by us and to forgive us for our constant failures to think, speak and act according to your will.

Allah Malik

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Best Day of My Life

Aum Sairam

May this Thursday [Baba's Day] bring you Strength, Good luck, Success, Happiness and Joy.

Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life, ever!

There were times when I wondered if I would make it to today; but I did! And because I did I'm going to celebrate!

Today, I'm going to celebrate what an unbelievable life I have had so far: the accomplishments, the many blessings, and, yes, even the hardships because they have served to make me stronger.

I will go through this day with my head held high, and a happy heart. I will marvel at God's seemingly simple gifts: the morning dew, the sun, the clouds the trees, the flowers, the birds. Today, none of these miraculous creations will escape my notice.

Today, I will share my excitement for life with other people. I'll make someone smile. I'll go out of my way to perform an unexpected act of kindness for someone I don't even know. Today, I'll give a sincere compliment to someone who seems down. I'll tell a child how special he is, and I'll tell someone I love just how deeply I care for her and how much she means to me.

Today is the day I quit worrying about what I don't have and start being grateful for all the wonderful things God has already given me. I'll remember that to worry is just a waste of time because my faith in God and his Divine Plan ensures everything will be just fine.

And tonight, before I go to bed, I'll go outside and raise my eyes to the heavens. I will stand in awe at the beauty of the stars and the moon, and I will praise God for these magnificent treasures.

As the day ends and I lay my head down on my pillow, I will thank the Almighty for the best day of my life. And I will sleep the sleep of a contented child, excited with expectation because I know tomorrow is going to be the best day of my life, ever!

Allah Malik

How To Live LIFE

Aum Sairam

May this Thursday [Baba's Day] bring you Strength, Good luck, Success, Happiness and Joy.

Don’t Compare Yourself With Anyone In This World
If You Compare, You Are Insulting Yourself

No One Will Manufacture A Lock Without A Key
Similarly, God Won't Give Problems Without Solutions

Life Laughs At You, When You Are Unhappy
Life Smiles At You, When You Are Happy
Life Salutes You, When You Make Others Happy

Every Successful Person Has A Painful Story
Every Painful Story Has A Successful Ending
So Accept The Pain And Get Ready For Success

Easy Is To Judge The Mistakes Of Others, Difficult Is To Recognize Our Own Mistakes
It Is Easier To Protect Your Feet With Slippers, Than To Cover The Earth With Carpet

No One Can Go Back And Change A Bad Beginning
But Anyone Can Start Now And Create A Successful Ending

If A Problem Can Be Solved, No Need To Worry About It
If A Problem Cannot Be Solved, What Is The Use Of Worrying???

If You Miss An Opportunity, Don't Fill The Eyes With Tears
It Will Hide Another Better Opportunity In Front Of You

"Changing The Face" Can Change Nothing, But "Facing The Change" Can Change Everything
Don't Complain About Others, Change Yourself If You Want Peace

Mistakes Are Painful When They Happen
But Year's Later Collection Of Mistakes Is Called Experience, Which Leads To Success

Be Bold When You Lose, And Be Calm When You Win
Heated Gold Becomes Ornament.
Beaten Copper Becomes Wires.
Depleted Stone Becomes Statue.
So The More Pain You Get In Life, You Become More Valuable.

Allah Malik

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Belief And Disbelief

Aum Sairam

It is easier to disbelieve than to believe because disbelief is an act of descent, whereas belief is an act of ascent. It is easier to disbelieve than to believe because disbelief is an act of breaking, and belief is an act of building. Building is more difficult than breaking.

It is easier to disbelieve than to believe because disbelief is an act of our self centered mind, whereas belief is an act of our self giving heart.

We disbelieve because we are afraid of oneness, afraid of the vast. We feel that when we enter into the vast, we lose our identity, we lose our individuality, we lose our very existence. But we forget the undeniable truth that when we enter into the vastness, it is nothing short of the enlargement of our divined consciousness.

When we disbelieve Sri Sai, when we disbelieve the reality, Sri Sai remains the same. But what happens is that ignorance gets the opportunity to envelop us more powerfully and more completely. When we believe in Sri Sai, Sri Sai's compassion gets the utmost opportunity to work in and through us most powerfully.

The deeper we enter into the spiritual life, the more we become aware of the capacity of disbelief and belief. Disbelief is nothing short of destruction. Belief is nothing short of a new creation. Each time we believe in something, we see the face of a new creator within and without us. And when we go one step ahead, when our inner faith looms large, then we see in us a perfected man and a liberated soul.

Allah Malik

Devotee Or Disciple

Aum Sairam

Sri Sai called Abdul Baba, Nana Chandorkar, Mahalaspati, Das Ganu with others and started asking each of them, "Do you know who you are?" Each of them replied, "I am your Disciple." Sri Sai said, "Nonsense! Don't use that term any longer. I have no disciples in this world. I have countless devotees. You do not recognize the distinction between a disciple and a devotee. Anyone can be a devotee. But that is not the case with the disciple.

A disciple is one who carries out implicitly the commands of the Guru. The mark of the Disciple is total devotion to Guru. Only the man who say, 'I have none in the world other than the Guru,' is a disciple. How far have you respected my injunctions? How are you entitled to claim that you are my disciples? Only the one who follows me like my shadow can claim to be my disciple. The devotee is one who pray to the Lord wherever he may be. Hence there is a big difference between a disciple and a devotee. The disciple and Guru are like two bodies with one spirit.

The disciple should have no sense of separateness from Guru. He should feel, 'I and you are one.' There are no such disciples to be found in the world. There are millions of devotees, but no disciples.

On hearing this, Shama was in deep pain. He felt within himself, "Apart from serving at your feet, I have no other concern." Sri Sai then went into another room and called Shama inside. "In this entire world, for Me you are the only disciple. All other are my devotees." At that moment, Shama fell at the feet of a Sri Sai, and cried out, "you alone, you alone" [are my refuge] and breathed his last. In all his life, Sri Sai had never shed a tear in the presence of devotees. When Shama passed away He shed three drops of tears. The devotees present there said, Sai! Why do you feel so grieved? All are in your hands. Sri Sai replied, I am not grieving at all. Almost all his sins had been wiped out already. By the three tear drops I shed, the remaining sins have been washed away.

Allah Malik

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shradha and Saburi

Aum Sairam

Anant Koti Bhramhand Nayak Raja Dhiraj Yogiraj Parab Bhramh Shree Sachidanand Sadguru SAINATH MAHARAJ Ki Jai

Sri Sai does not believe in any dress or customs irrespective of the cast and creed. He takes into account the clearness of heart of a devotee nothing else. For that reason He says that if you are not suppose to help anyone do not abuse him/her via ill words. If you have that strong faith in Him them even the Maya won't dare to trouble you and all our misdeeds in this birth or earlier will be erased.

'Shradha' and 'Saburi' is the key. Trust in Him, He will surely help u reach the other side of the lake where lies your dreams and ambitions. My only prayer To Him is let His graceful hands remain on us for ever, Let His children find solace at His feet. Let they be safe under His arms and feel secured. If this is thus none can dare to harm His devotee in any manner though it might be intentionally or unintentionally. And Sri Sai is always concerned about His devotees

Like a devotee thinks about his hidden treasure that is Sri Sai. Likewise He too has His mind always on us. For Him we are His treasure. Guru is always concerned about His devotees, but that undivided attention, faith and patience should be the Prasad to be offered to our Deity.

Allah Malik

Whose Love Is Stronger

Aum Sairam

Oh Sai maine Jap Tap kucch na kiya
Phir bhi toone deen dayalu
Pyar se mujhe apnaya
Pyar se mujhe apnaya

Oh Sai, I haven't performed any penance or other austerities Yet, the most merciful Sri Sai, You have taken me into your fold!

Is our love of Sri Sai stronger than His love and compassion towards us? Can we love Sri Sai beyond the realms of desires and fear? Is it possible to imagine how that love would be where there are no expectations from Sri Sai? Can we love Him and just love Him forever and ever, willing to surrender our everything? Is our faith in totality even at times of distress? Do we remember Sri Sai while laughing and crying? In Pain and Pleasures? In tears of happiness and sorrow?

Sri Sai loves us and He does without expecting any gains from us. He needs nothing, nor He is in want of anything. What could the Viswagarbha, the one who has entire universe in His fold need? He just asked for those two paisa from those that were willing to give him, a virtue of the ancient link between Sri Sai and those who are drawn to him. For anyone that had different ways, He said, Allah Aacha Karenga [God will do good].

One sign of humility is the cognizance that it is Sri Sai's love and compassion that brought Him close to us and not our efforts to be or our choice to serve Him and be devoted to Him. A sadbhaktha's prerogative is to question his/her worthiness to receive Sri Sai's blessings. It is with this feeling one should ask how he/she could use the body, mind, and wealth be spent in the service of Sri Sai. Love of Sri Sai is manifold stronger than the affection that one would sheepishly exhibit towards Sri Sai as mere gratitude to the fulfillment of a desire. Trying to know the difference is the beginning of the understanding of universal love.

Allah Malik

Monday, November 17, 2008

Make Life Worthwhile

Take time to dream-it hitches your soul to the stars.
Take time to work-it is the price of success.
Take time to think-it is the source of power.
Take time to play-it is the secret of youth.
Take time to read-it is the foundation of knowledge.
Take time to laugh-it helps with life's loads.
Take time for health-it is the true treasure of life.
Take time for friends-they are the source of happiness.
Take time to love-it is the source of joy.
Take time to worship-it is the highway of reverence and washes the dust of earth from your eyes.

Love of Humanity is Love of God

I am sure that everyone who is reading this article claims that he loves God immensely with all his heart and soul... But do we all truly ,really love God??
As strange as it may sound, In this world where its is normal for all of us to see corruption everyday, where we find people killing each other in the name of religion in almost every country , where jealousy , greed, anger,injustice, politics ,ego etc are a part of our daily lives , where humanity looks great only in books and lectures--with all these and much more negativity around and in us - do we really have enough place in our hearts to Love God who is our creator.
As strange as it may sound, where it is hard for us to love another human being who we can see and talk to --- we claim to love God who we can not see or even talk face to face. Infact no one to this date has any idea of how does God actually look like.... We all very well know that each one of us was created by God, himself but we still manage to abuse His divine creation and then claim to Love God immensely. But the truth is if we really do love God then first we have to learn to love his creation. We have to learn to love and respect other human beings. We have to start with baby steps by first loving the creatures that were created by Him. In other words, love humanity. Humanity which teaches us to be kind, loving, caring,forgiving, and above all it teaches us to be humble. Humanity spreads happiness and promotes peace of mind and inner contentment. No doubt, qualities like these are bound to bring us closer to God. So for me in simple words, Love of humanity is love of God.

"Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu

Gurur Devoh Maheshwar;

Gurur Shakshat Parambramha

Tashmai Shri Gurur Veh Namah"

May the Merciful Sri Sai Baba always shower His grace on us and our families and remove our problems and anxieties by giving us all - strength , goodluck, success and happiness with peace of mind.

Courtesy: Deepa

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Inner Significance

Aum Sairam

We are all the Divine Children of immortality. The true purpose of human birth is to transform our human nature into Divine Nature! We can fulfill the purpose of our birth, only if daily we do our dharma...i.e. do the duties we ought to do. God is within us. His Presence within us means both a gift and a responsibly.

A responsibility to guard every though, word, and deed as a manifestation of the Divine in us.

The Sun is the source of light on earth. Without the sun the entire world will be plunged in darkness...Similarly, we too must awake like the rising sun to the Ultimate Source of Light...The Divine within who is the source of intellectual and spiritual enlightenment.

Allah Malik

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Somvar ki Kahani

This story is connected with Monday fast. Monday fast is practised to propitiate Lord Shiva. it has special significance in the month of Shravan. Meals are taken only once a day, generally after midday. It is believed that Monday fast results in happy family life and acquisition of knowledge.

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Magalvar ki Kahani

This story is listened to by those who observe Tuesday fast. They listen it before breaking the fast. The fast is observed for obtaining royal patronage, happiness or for getting a son. People generally wear red clothes at worship and offer red flowers to the deity. God Hanuman is also worshipped.

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Budhvar ki Kahani

The devotees who keep the fast on Wednesdays take their meals once a day, generally in the afternoon. The use of green articles is preferred. The fast is observed in the name of Lord Shiva. It is believed that it promotes happiness in life and deepens love between husband and wife. The devotees listen to this story before breaking the fast. Wednesday is also connected with Planet Mercury.

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Vrihaspativa/Guruvar ki Kahani

This story is connected with Thursday Fast. Devotees listen this story before breaking their fast. They also worship Vrihaspati Mahadeva or Jupiter. They wear yellow clothes and shower yellow flowers. Meals with yellow colour are preferred. Women worship the banana tree and water it. Food items are made with yellow-coloured cows ghee.

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Shukravar ki Kahani

This story is related with Friday The devotees wear white clothes on this day and eat white food, like kheer, only once at night. Sour dishes are avoided. It is believed that all the afflictions due to Shukra get pacified if one keeps a fast on this day. One gets all sorts of joys and happiness. Shukra is Venus Planet. Shukras idol is worshipped with white flowers and rice.

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Shanivar ki Kahani

This story is related to Saturday fast. The devotees worship Saturn idol made of iron. Black flowers, black sesame seeds (itls,). horse bean (urada) and black clothes are used for worship. Black articles and oil are given in donation. Black sesame and horse bean are taken as food. Wives do not perform journey to their paternal home town. The Saturday fast keeps away all the hurdles and misfortunes. Saturn sits in a mirror chariot, yoked with eight black horses.

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Ravivar ki Kahani

People keep fast on Sundays in the name of Surya Narain or the Sun God. They take food only once a day, generally fruit, before sun-set. Saltish and fried items are avoided. It is believed that a fast on a Sunday saves one from skin diseases like leprosy, ringworm, and eye sores. Sun God is worshipped with red sandalwood and red flowers. This story is related with Surya Narain.

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Friday, November 14, 2008


Aum Sairam

God created all the souls and has the attitude of father towards His children. The father sometimes may have partiality in showing the love equally to His children. But God is always having infinite love for all the souls in equal manner. Even the punishments in the hell are meant for transformation of the souls from lower level to the higher level. God always tries to help the soul even if a trace of possibility exists in the cycle of the deeds. One soul need not recommend about the other soul to God to show the grace. If somebody recommends to his father regarding the welfare of his brother, how foolish it looks! No soul should recommend to the God about other soul for protection or for showing the grace. If any soul recommends like that it is only insulting the infinite love of God. It is only the climax of the ignorance and the emotional love on the other soul, which lacks even the basic analysis of spiritual knowledge.

Never criticize any one in the world. If you do not like to praise somebody, keep silent. If you scold somebody and suppose God is hidden in that person, it will lead to immediate punishment. Worship of God and insulting God will have immediate results in this world because both are powerful. The help and insult to the colleague souls will have results in the upper world in heaven and hell. But the service and insult to God in human form and devotees will have immediate results here itself. Generally it is very difficult to identify God in human form who will try to hide Himself by looking like an ordinary person or some times looking like even a negative person. God in human form acts according to the role taken on the stage of the world. The role is according to the divine program drawn by God Himself. The role generally does not contain the supernatural behavior, which will create problems of free mixing of God with the souls.

The role consists of mainly normal behavior and sometimes subnormal behavior to test the devotees or to drive away the undeserving devotees who will try to exploit God. In such case there is every possibility of misunderstanding God as a normal human being or some times as a bad human being. If you neglect God assuming Him as a normal human being, there is nothing wrong in it and you will not be in loss even though you may not have the benefit. But if you insult Him assuming a bad fellow, that is the greatest sin and will have immediate negative effect. Since, we cannot trace out God easily, it is better not to criticize even a bad fellow. Leave him to his fate. Who are you to criticize anybody? You have lot of bad points shown by your bulky thumb, when you point out others with your lean finger. The constitution of God running the divine cycle of deeds will take care of everything in the world. Why do you unnecessarily take the risk of insulting the hidden God?

Allah Malik

Why The "I" Should Be Important?

Aum Sairam

Everyday there are lots of mail in my inbox trying to tell me how to reach enlightenment, What should be done and what should not be done, the blessings of God and the fear of Satan, what is right and what is wrong and so on.

But, have we ever given thought about who we are? We are the actors in the play of Maya, the game of God, to keep him/her busy. He/she or, should I say, "it" keeps on dividing itself in different forms of men, women, animals, saints, satans, river, mountains etc to keep itself occupied. And we, the divided ones of the original one, acquire the
mantle of a SELF and start analyzing what is right or wrong.

We are all wasting time. We should just live in NOW, on a day to day basis, without thinking of acquiring the riches or sainthood. The karma comes till we are SELF driven. If there is NO self, there won't be any Karma to accumulate - whether good or bad.

Live life, as it comes. Do not try to be anything what you are not!

Allah Malik

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Trust And Hope

Aum Sairam

Happy Baba’s Day And Gurpurab

When you repose faith and trust in God, there is room for hope. If you have no faith, then you go about blaming others and God for all the ills of humankind. Therefore vishwas or faith should be cultivated. Those who believe in Him Get to the gate of salvation. Those who believe in Him are saved with their kin. Those who believe in Him swim across and help others to swim. Those who believe in Him Don't have to beg of others. Such is the Name of God the Pure, Those who believe in Him They alone get to know Him.

Allah Malik

Guru Nanak Saheb's Birthday

Aum Sairam

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

Dhan Guru Nanak, Jag Taariya - Blessed be Guru Nanak [whose teachings] saved the world.

This year, the birthday of the Great Master, Guru Nanak Sahib falls on 13th of November. The Sindhis were greatly influenced by Guru Nanak's teachings as He did pass through Sindh and expound His beautifully simple philosophy to the Sindhis of that area. The Sindhis were so deeply influenced by the Master's teachings that it was not uncommon for the Sindhis to make their first son a Sikh. Even today the Sindhis worship Guru Nanak with the same fervor that they accord to, Shri Krishna, Shri Ram, Lord Shiva or/and Maa Durga, Maa Laxmi and Maa Saraswati Shree Bhagwad Gita and The Guru Granth Sahib both enjoy an exalted status in Sindhi homes. Come let us pay homage to this Giant personality.

Nanak uttered the famous words:

Ek Omkaar -- Only One Omkaar -- Only One primordial sound [which continues when everything ceases to be]. Only One God. [One Ocean with many waves].
Sat Naam -- The True Name. That which is True.
Karta Purukh -- He who Creates.
Nir-bhav -- Without fear. One who is fearless.
Nir-vair -- One who has no enemies.
Akaal-Moorat -- He whose form is beyond Time and description.
'Kaal' means 'Time'. Akaal means 'Beyond Time' Time is subject to change. God is not. God has no beginning and no end.
Ayooni-Saibhan -- He who is Self-Effulgent and is not born from a mother's womb.
Gur-Parsaad – [The dissolution of the ego, This Blissful experience and the taking of the Lord's name is due to the] Mercy of the Guru.
Jap –[Therefore] Chant the Lord's Name
Aadi-Sach--Jugaadi-sach -- True since the beginning of Time Hai- bhi-sach -- Is True in the present
Nanak hosee bhee sach -- Nanak claims that He will remain true for evermore.

The above immortal words are enshrined at the beginning of the Sikh Holy Scripture: The Guru Granth Sahib.

The Hindus cremated the flowers whereas the Muslims buried theirs. Like Guru Nanak claims in one of his hymns;

Nanak leen bhayo Govind syon Jyon pani sang pani
Which means that Nanak has so merged with the Lord Like water does with water.

Allah Malik

Akbar's Prayer

Aum Sairam

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

Akbar as we all know, is one of the greatest Mughal Emperors. He was a lover of mankind and respected the great and pious souls of all religions.

He had heard of Guru Nanak's reputation and his attempts to unite the Hindus and the Muslims. He desired to welcome him and honor him in his court. So he sent word to him through his minister, paying his respects and requesting him to grace his court. Guru Nanak replied to the minister: "I shall only respond to the call of God, the Emperor of Emperors and shall enter only His court."

The minister conveyed this message to the Emperor. Akbar's respect for Guru Nanak increased and so he sent word again to meet him at the mosque at least Nanak consented and did come to the mosque at the appointed hour. Both Akbar and Nanak were welcomed by the mullah with due honor. According to the custom, the mullah should say the prayers first. So he sat on his knees and prayed loudly. Nanak laughed loudly. All the Muslims in the temple got angry but dared not say anything because of the Emperor's presence. Then Akbar sat on his knees and prayed. Nanak at once laughed even more loudly. The atmosphere in the mosque was becoming tense. The faces of the devotees became red and their lips twitched to pounce upon Nanak. Akbar controlled them by way of silent gesture. Both of them came out. Akbar questioned Nanak with all humility: "Oh revered one!, may I know why you laughed loudly during the prayer session? Does it become you?"

Guru Nanak replied: "Oh king, how could I withhold my laughter when I could see clearly that neither the mullah nor your majesty where thinking of God while praying. The mullah was thinking of his ailing son and you were thinking of the pair of beautiful Arabian horses that were gifted to you. Is it worthy of either the mullah or your majesty to call that prayer? Is it not hypocrisy? The mullah and emperor sought pardon from Nanak and thanked him for opening their eyes to their own weakness.

Remember that prayer is not just a string of words of praise to God to be recited mechanically. It is an earnest attempt to awaken and arouse the divinity in us. We should say prayers with full concentration. What matters is the feeling, not either the voice or words. "Mere adulation is poor adoration".

Allah Malik

Discover The Treasures Inside You

Aum Sairam

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

Peace, joy, health and well-being can only be found inside us.
They exist within us now, waiting to be discovered.
Yet we tend to look to the outside world to satisfy our needs and longings.

Our outer life reflects back to us the way we think, feel and behave.
The outer world is all effects.

Go to the source inside for all of life’s treasures.
How are you searching for peace and contentment outside of yourself?

Don't Think I'll be happy when…
When I get the money. When I get a BMW. When I get this job.’
Well, the reality is, you never get to when.
The only way to find happiness is to understand that happiness is not out there.
It's in here. And happiness is not next week. It's now.

Like beauty, joy is one of the highest vibrations on this planet.
Bring the joy that's already inside you to life with the 'Activating Joy'

Allah Malik

Shiva Blesses You

Aum Sairam

Listen you all, to the dum dum sounds of damaru the Divine Call to wake up you out of slumber.
Let loose your grip of the little pleasures of world, see! The fire of Mahakala has already destroyed them all.
Be not a slave of your body of slithering passions, soon to turn into mere burnt ash.
What difference it makes bedecked with jewels or with matted locks and a dried skin?
Swallow the poison of pride and control your passions in the coolness of soma
Let the flowing waters of Ganga cleanse your soul.
The Divine hand urges you to surrender at the feet of the Lord.
The Abhaymudra is His assurance to freedom.

Allah Malik

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Key to Happiness

Aum Sairam

Earthly pleasures are the shadows of happiness; because of their transitory character. True happiness is in love, which is the stream that springs from one's soul. He who will allow this stream to run continually in all conditions of life, in all situations, however difficult, will have a happiness which truly belongs to him, the source of which is not without, but within.

If there is a constant outpouring of love one becomes a divine fountain, for from the depth of the fountain rises the stream and, on its return, it pours upon the fountain, bathing it continually

The method of attainment is to endeavor
1. Always make others happy
2. Being Happy in the happiness of others.

Any selfishness prevents us from appreciating another's happiness and therefore we shall be kept back, for the happiness of others is the gate to our own happiness.

We must feel satisfaction in another's satisfaction ... If a person needs a certain thing and we can supply it, we should be happy to supply it, how ever small the thing may be.

Therefore the key to happiness is in making others happy and in appreciating and blessing another's happiness.

Allah Malik


Aum Sairam

Through meditation we can develop our perception of the world and, ultimately, of our place in the universe.

Bringing our conscious awareness to the act of meditation allows us to search within for answers to our external relationships.

Seeing the link between these elements of our existence creates balance in our lives, which in turn frees us both mentally and spiritually to unreservedly explore these questions even more deeply.

By incorporating a mindful reflection into our life today, we will gain a more insightful understanding of yourself and the ways in which you can work toward self-realization.

Allah Malik

Monday, November 10, 2008

God For The Disbeliever's Soul

Aum Sairam

You have always thought of God as a father, up in the heavens somewhere. But can you see God as a child? When you see God as a father, you will want to demand and take from Him. But when you see God as a child, you have no demands.

God is the very core of your existence. You are pregnant with God. You have to take care of your pregnancy and deliver this Child into the world. God is your child who clings onto you like a baby till you grow old and die. This child clings on to you crying for nourishment. Sadhana, Satsang and Seva are the nourishment.

It is difficult to see God as formless and it is difficult to see God as form. The formless is so abstract and God in a form appears to be too limited. So some people prefer to be atheists.

But atheism is not a reality, it is just a matter of convenience. When you have a spirit of inquiry, or are in search of truth, atheism falls apart. With a spirit of inquiry, you cannot deny something which you have not disproved. An atheist denies God without first disproving it. In order to disprove God, you must have enormous knowledge. And when you have enormous knowledge, you cannot disprove God! For one to say that something does not exist, one should know about the whole universe. So you can never be 100% atheist. An atheist is only a believer who is sleeping! In fact an atheist is someone who has a concept of God!

For a person to say, ''I don't believe in anything'', means he must believe in himself - so he believes in himself about whom he does not even know!

An atheist can never be sincere because sincerity needs depth - and an atheist refuses to go to the depths. Because the deeper he goes, he finds a void, a field of all possibilities - he has to accept that there are many secrets he does not know. He would then need to acknowledge his ignorance, which he refuses to do, because the moment he is sincere, he seriously starts doubting his atheism. A doubt-free atheist is next to impossible! So you can never be a sincere and doubt-free atheist.

When the atheist realizes his ignorance, what does he do? Where does he go? Does he go to a Guru? What does a Guru do to him? Atheism is when one does not believe either in values or in the abstract. When an atheist comes to the Guru, what happens? You start experiencing your own form and discover that you are indeed formless, hollow and empty. And this abstract non-form in you becomes more and more concrete!

The Guru makes the abstract more real and what you thought as solid appears to be more unreal. Sensitivity and subtlety dawns. Perception of love, not as an emotion, but as the substratum of existence becomes evident. The formless spirit shines through every form in creation and the mystery of life deepens, shattering the atheism. Then the journey begins and it has four stages.

The first stage is to see the formless in the form i.e., seeing God in all the forms. Often, one feels more comfortable seeing God as formless rather than with a form, because with a form, one feels a distance, a duality, a fear of rejection and other limitations. In life all our interactions are with the form, other than in deep sleep and in Samadhi. And, if you do not see God in the form, then the waking part of life remains devoid of the Divine. All those who accept God to be formless use symbols, and perhaps love the symbols more than God himself!

If God comes and tells a Christian to leave the cross or a Muslim to drop the crescent, perhaps he may not do it! To begin with, loving the formless is possible only through

The second stage is closeness i.e., feeling absolutely close to the form you have chosen and reaching out to the formless. This leads to a sense of intimacy with the whole of creation. In this stage, one overcomes the fear of rejection and other fears. But this is time and space bound.

The third stage is feeling the presence of the Divine by which you transcend the limitations of time and space. Then the final stage is when you are firmly entrenched with the Divine. It is then that you realize you are one with the Divine. There is a total merging with the Beloved and all duality disappears.

Take care of your God! Atheists lurk around the corner! Doubts, disbelief and ignorance are the atheists in your mind - so you better take care!

Allah Malik

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Desires Have No Place For True Love

Aum Sairam

Spiritual love has to be distinguished from love or attachment related to the body, the mind or the intellect. The latter are related to the world and are a source of sorrow. True love is pure, selfless, free from ego and is full of bliss. Worldly attachments are not real love at all. They are transient, whereas the everlasting, pure love arises from the heart. How is it that man is unable to recognize this all-pervading love? It is because man's heart has become barren and polluted. The heart is filled with all kinds of desires and there is no room in it for pure, unsullied love to enter. It is only when worldly attachments are expelled from the heart that there will be room for true love to abide in it and to grow.

Allah Malik

Love For God

Aum Sairam

Developing attachment to persons and possessions is the cause of all sorrow. By reducing attachments and developing love for God, one can reduce misery and experience more happiness. The more one loves God, the more the bliss one experiences. Men are plunged in misery because they hanker after the physical instead of yearning for God. If men transform their desire for material objects into the desire for the Supreme they will enjoy immense happiness. All that is necessary is to see the Divine in everything. This is true devotion. Work will then turn into worship and every act rendered holy.

Allah Malik

Friday, November 7, 2008

Megha Saw Shiva

Aum Sairam

Megha saw Shiva in Sri Sai. Initially he was reluctant to go to Shirdi. He was a devotee of Shiva and he was promoted by God to proceed to Shirdi where his Lord Shiva was seen in Sri Sai. Later on, he became an ardent devotee of Sri Sai. You too by the grace of Sri Sai should become a true devotee of Sri Sai.

Everybody was in search of Shama before going to Sri Sai at Shirdi. Without Shama, it was very difficult for anybody to get Sri Sai's grace. Shama was given great importance by Sri Sai. Should we not strive to emulate Shama and become an important devotee of Sri Sai at Shirdi? Many devotees got rid of sorrow and suffering at Shirdi. They became great and Godly. You should also be one among them.

It is to free you from all problems, ailments and anguish, Sri Sai calls you to Shirdi. It is not only to free you from the sufferings but to elevate you to the kingdom of freedom, that Sri Sai blesses you.

Sri Sai invites you to Shirdi, since entry into Shirdi is the end of your agony. This anguish is not only of this birth. It has been haunting us for several births. They are all to be got rid of and that is possible only by visiting Shirdi.

In our journey towards God, we have passed through several births. In every birth, we experience Prarabhdha. While experiencing the Prarabhdha, we may add to the Sanchit [the accumulated Karma] some more fruits of our good and bad doings. They are all called Aagami. Sanchit Karma is the accumulated Karma. Aagami is that which is going to add in future. Prarabhda is the present Karma, through which we enjoy or endure its fruits.

This cycle of past, present and future Karma is indeed s botheration and anguish. We have to end them. Unless we stop the journey of birth and death and rebirth, the sufferings don’t cease.

Many people are of the opinion that the journey is over with death in this birth. They think all sufferings will come to an end with death. That is not true. It is ignorance to think so. This ignorance should vanish. Then only, we will understand what real liberation is. Then only we will understand what cessation and suffering is.

You want to be free from all sufferings in this birth. But Sri Sai wants to liberate you from all sorrows of the entire journey. Your plan is for this birth only. But Sri Sai's plan is different. You are narrow minded, short sighted and therefore you think of only this birth. But Sri Sai thinks of eternity and grants us lasting liberation.

Sri Sai is capable of removing any pain and sorrow in a trice. Many a time, He entered your life and granted you relief. Because of your devotion, you have won His divine grace. That is the reason the devotees of Sri Sai have been blessed with a boon by Him. That is the very first law expressed by Sri Sai himself "enter Shirdi to get rid of all anguish".

Allah Malik

Who is the real Brahmachari?

Aum Sairam

When Narada asked about the address of a real Brahmachari, Lord Brahma told him that Shri Krishna was the real Brahmachari. Shri Krishna had sixteen thousand wives! You can imagine the intensity of detachment from family life that must have resulted in His mind! This is the reason for His over attachment to God or Brahman. Brahmachari means the person who is intensely attached to God. The intense attachment of Shri Krishna to God is clear through the excellent Shree Bhagwad Gita that came out of His mouth. Of course, here you should take Shri Krishna in the role of an ordinary human being to take this message. Similarly, Vashishtha married Arundhati and got a hundred sons through her. But he claimed to be the real Brahmachari and the river Ganges gave way to Arundhati when she uttered that her husband, a real Brahmachari, has asked for a way. This again shows that the opposite atmosphere around you creates real detachment from it. If you leave it and go far, your attraction on it will become more and more.

Allah Malik

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Tribute To My Sadguru

Aum Sairam

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

Consider a scenario, where our Sadguru and the Lord himself are standing together. Whom would you first bow to? The Sadguru or the God? The answer could be varying in each of our minds.

Well, we should first bow to the Sadguru and offer our prayers and gratitude at his Lotus feet because He is the one who showed us the right path and direction to reach our Lord - The Hari. Therefore, our prayers should first be offered to the Sadguru, and then to the Lord as he serves as a beckon light in our life and guides us at every stage.

The same theme is beautifully depicted in the following verses in Marathi:

Guru ani Hari Doge Ubhe Samori
Paya Aadi thari Guruche Dhara

Haricha Agodhar Gurunaam Gyave
Sarva Aadi Vandave Gurudeva

Guru ne Davila Govinda Ammala
Manuni thayala Aadi Smaru |

On this Beautiful Thursday [Baba's Day]. Let us take this opportunity to express our gratitude, humbly prostrate before our Sadguru, and seek His gracious presence and blessings to shower on us always.

Allah Malik


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

Ego, just a three letter word, short yet powerful. It makes even a learned man fall on his face. This is one word we should all be weary of. Let not the worldly honor, pomp and show get into our heads. Most of us who are in the service of God, tend to be carried away by the praise and honor bestowed on us. We are so entangled in the verbal praise that we forget that this honor is bestowed on us by the good lord. If He can give us honor He also has the capacity to pull us down from the pedestal. Beware of Ego. Let us drive this out of our head and always keep praying to be humble and show respect. This world is an illusion if people like what we do now, it just takes a small mistake to make them dislike us. So let us always ask to be humble and meek. Let us know that nothing is possible unless Guru blesses us. Let us pray unanimously

Sri Sai today on this Beautiful Thursday we stand in front of you, with our arms spread, we acknowledge that we are nothing, we are nobody. You are absolute and real. If we were ever to ask You for something then let it be for others. If we are to ask You anything for self, then let it be humbleness and humility. Give us patience to take everything - praise or insult as Your blessing. Help us not to be carried away by worldly honor. What we are and what we will be is all your grace. Help us to always to be humble and meek and not be carried away and never to show our ego. Help us to understand that You love an egoless person. Help us to be that person. We give You back what You gave us - love, honor, shame, insults, credit, appreciation and praise. They arise in You and they are Your inspiration, and hence help us to let these be merged in You where they rightfully belong, so that we may never be affected by them either by showing disappointment or elation. This body is a shell created to only carry on your will. May Your will prevail and Your name be glorified.

Allah Malik

Courage Quote

Aum Sairam

Every burden is a blessing.
Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.
Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway.
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place it leads.
Failure is success if we learn from it.
Fall seven times; stand up eight.
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage.
Fear is never a reason for quitting; it is only an excuse.

Allah Malik

Prideless And Egoless

Aum Sairam

How Saints love each other with fraternal affection. Once Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati, known as Shri Tembye Swami encamped, at Rajamahendri [Andhra Country], on the banks of Godavari. He was a devout, orthodox, Jnani and Yogi Bhakta of the God Dattatreya. One, Mr. Pundalikrao, pleader of Nanded [Nizam State] went to see him, with some friends. While they were talking with him, the names of Shirdi and Sri Sai were casually mentioned. Hearing Sri Sai's name, the Swami bowed with his hands and taking a coconut gave it to Pundalikrao, and said to him, Offer this to my brother Sri Sai, with my pranam and request Him not to forget me, but ever love me. He also added that the Swamis do not generally bow to others, but in this case an exception had to be made. Mr. Pundalikrao consented to take the fruit and his message to Sri Sai. The Swami was right in calling Sri Sai a brother, for as he maintained an Agnihotra [Sacred fire] day and night, in his orthodox fashion; Sri Sai too kept His Agnihotra, i.e., Dhuni ever burning in the Masjid.

After one month Pundalikrao and others left for Shirdi with the coconut, and reached Manmad, and as they felt thirsty they went to a rivulet for drinking water. As water should not be drunk on an empty stomach, they took out some refreshments, i.e., Chivda [flattened rice mixed with spice]. The Chivda tasted pungent and in order to soften it, some one suggested and broke the coconut and mixed its scrapings with it. Thus they made the Chivda mare tasty and palatable. Unfortunately the fruit broken, turned out to be the same, that was entrusted to Pundalikrao. As they neared Shirdi, Pundalikrao remembered the trust, i.e., the coconut and was very sorry to learn that it was broken and utilized. Fearing and trembling, he came to Shirdi and saw Sri Sai.

Sri Sai had already received a wireless message, regarding the coconut, from the Tembye Swami, and Himself asked Pundalikrao first to give the things sent by His brother. He held fast Sri Sai's Feet, confessed his guilt and negligence, repented and asked for Sri Sai's pardon. He offered to give another fruit as a substitute, but Sri Sai refused to accept it saying that the worth of that coconut was by far, many times more, than an ordinary one and that it could not be replaced by another one. Sri Sai also added Now you need not worry yourself any more about the matter. It was on account of my wish that the coconut was entrusted to you, and ultimately broken on the way; why should you take the responsibility of the actions on you? Do not entertain the sense of doer ship in doing good, as well as for bad deeds; be entirely pride less and ego less in all things and thus your spiritual progress will be rapid. What a beautiful spiritual instruction Sri Sai gave.

Allah Malik

Father, Son and the Holy Spirit

Aum Sairam

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

Guru madhye Sthitham Vishwam
Vishwa madhye sthitho Guruhu
Gurur-Vishwan Nacha-anyosthi
Thasmai Shree Gurave Namah

The Universe has its being within the Guru; the Guru abides within the universe as its essence; the Guru is the universe; nothing exists besides him. Salutations to such a Guru - Shri Guru Gita

Some have this question. Is Guru different from God? If Guru helps in realizing God, then must Guru be different from God? One physical analogy that easily comes to a logical mind is the concept of the Teacher, the Taught, and the Subject. There may be a tendency to differentiate between the subject and the teacher not knowing that Teacher is the representation of the subject and none else; thus is as venerable.

Similar concept is explained in the Bible as the God of trinity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Bible says that the Father is not the same person as the Son; the Son is not the same person as the Holy Spirit; and the Holy Spirit is not the same person as Father. They are distinct persons; yet, they are all one God. They are in absolute perfect harmony consisting of one substance. They are coeternal, coequal, and co powerful. If any one of the three were removed, there would be no God.

Restriction of God to the grander of visions; the One with brilliance, radiance, power and might does less to help realize the Supreme that exists beyond the adjectives. Krishna, the brave prodigal son of Yadavas, the brilliant statesman that skillfully led the righteousness to its ultimate glory comes as an example of the Grand God. It is easy to sense such a mighty God by seemingly powerless human. It is the same tendency that might render one to see the Saint of Shirdi as just a fakir albeit with some powers. Once in his fold, what the fakir represents becomes very clear. The God that is difficult to comprehend is in fact the most mercifully bestowing. The material that God is made of also includes the simplest of the Nature, the entity within and outside, dormant yet powerful, the weak and the unnoticed!

Distinction between Sadguru and God is very superficial and exists for a simple reason. Sadguru is the closest that anyone can easily relate to God!

Allah Malik

Important Requirement

Aum Sairam

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

The most important requirements for undertaking our Lord's activities are many. To name a few, - One should follow the path of Selfless Love. Whatever/Whenever he/she is undertaking an activity [be it anything] that should be done without any thinking about what that would result for the doer. If there is results awaited for the activity, the activity never holds any importance in the eyes of our lord.

When we do anything, we should do it with the utmost devotion, love, and obedience. We should feel that we are not the doers, the doer is our Sri Sai himself. After all, we are nothing but mere instruments in his hands for His work to get accomplished. We should treat the activity recipient as though they are our own.

To whom we serve.... To whom we deliver our seva/activity, we should see our Lord in him / her. Sai has given a wonderful instance about this to Mrs. Tarkhand in the Shri Sai Satcharitra. When Mrs. Tarkhand fed the hungry dog with a piece of bread, the dog relished the food. When she met Sri Sai, Sri Sai said that it was He himself who had come in that form. The food that the dog ate appeased His hunger and He was still belching with the great food. He said, He will be in all the forms may it be, cow, flies, dog, etc. This was an important lesson to everyone, that Sri Sai will be present in everyone and everything. When we deliver our seva or activity, we should always think that we are doing it for our own Sri Sai.

Take the best for the seva/activity. When we do an activity, we have to give the best from ourselves. To quote an example, our beloved Lord Sri Sai showed this. A lady used to do Narayana Seva in her town. She used to buy Rs.2 rice for the seva. For the family, there was Rs.5 rice bought. The Rs.2 rice was filled with Stone, and was not very good for anyone to have. When in an interview she was mentioning about the seva she had been doing for such a long time and Sri Sai should bless more, her pride was knocked. Sri Sai went inside his room and bought a red bag of rice with Him. He asked her, Is this not the rice you have given me when I visited you?. It was the same bag she had offered Him when Sri Sai visited her seva in an unrecognizable form. This is indeed a lesson to everyone, that whenever we do His work, we have to deliver the best of the best.

Allah Malik

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Prayers And Their Significance.

Aum Sairam

Prayers and their significance. Distance lends enchantment to the view It is not so in spirituality. The nearer you come to God, the greater becomes your joy and happiness. You pass from the mundane to the spiritual plane of existence. It is a ladder, a bridge to eternity.

Be spiritual- Forget self. Immerse yourself in the ocean of universality. Give up individuality and become impersonal. It is only then, the gulf between your mundane world and our Spiritual world of Eternal Bliss can be bridged. Make God the target of your life, the summon bonus of your aspirations, the goal of your victory.

Pray to him day and night. Prayers offered from the fullness of your heart find an echo in the Universal Mind. They create waves after waves of divine power bringing in you a new life a new impulse, a new light, a healing of wounds which nothing else can cure or heal. Prayers are a sovereign remedy for all ills the body is heir to. They remedy, they purify, they exalt, they illumine the heart, mind and soul.

To pray to God is the privilege of every one, whether he be a fakir or a prince. It is the greatest weapon which a person holds in his hands for the betterment of his life. Prayers are based on this fact that God, who is invisible, is ever present and ever eager to listen to us in our grief and distress.

Prayer is the language of the heart. It is divine communion. It is celestial music. It is a gateway to our purification and salvation. Sacrifice and self-surrender to God are the main pillars of every prayer. No prayer is genuine if not buttressed with the oil of sacrifice and offered in complete abandonment to the will of God.

Allah Malik

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Faith Courage Strength

Aum Sairam

Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.

Control has become a watchword in our culture. Most of us have some idea about our own control needs, and we can spot the control needs of others without the slightest hesitancy. We want to be in control of our own lives [and sometimes the lives of others!], and we know what it is like to feel out of control of what is happening. Much of our conversation and exchange with life revolves around trying to gain control where we have none, and avoid the control of those who insist on imposing it on us. It becomes a wearying game, because of the energy it requires. One of the ways we can step out of the game is simply to medicate ourselves with television, the Internet, shopping, eating, and other such indulgences. Essentially, we go to sleep, in order to give ourselves a break.

Imagine waking up to your life and your world with the passion of faith, and courage, and strength. Imagine seeing your mind, body, and soul being fattened rather than flattened because of your trust in a God who is greater than any difficulty in life, because of your courage that proclaims that the Holy One is ever present, because of your strength that is grounded in the might of heaven. It is not so hard to have that trust, that courage, that strength. It only requires that we stop medicating ourselves and awaken to the reality that we no longer need to be a player in the game. We are surrounded on all sides by the protective presence of the Creator. We are not in control neither is anyone else. It is the Holy One alone.

Oh God, let me relax instead of medicate myself, so that you may fill me with the faith, courage, and strength that is the great gift of your love.

Allah Malik


Aum Sairam

Spiritual pursuit requires faith. Is faith in Sadguru something that one can successfully teach or logically decipher? Perhaps not. Faith is a virtue of certitude that has to exist without even an aorta of distrust or doubt. The term blind faith, is commonly used to denote the unshakable trust one possesses in the object of reference. Ancient Hindu scriptures depict the story of great devotee Prahlad, the son of demon king Hiranyakasyapa. Hiranyakasyapa challenges the existence of God and goes to the extent of torturing his very son to prove his point. To the madness of the demon father, the child Prahlad responds with a smile and counterchallenges that the all pervading God could be realized in any object, animate and inanimate. The proud demon king kicks on the post near-by ridiculing how God could be found in an inert object such as a brick wall or a post. Alas! The faith of devotee child Prahlad is paid off; Lord Vishnu manifests Himself by coming out of the post split kicked by the demon king. Vishnu appearing in the form of Lion faced Narasimha, kills Hiranyakasyapa and rescues His devotee Prahlad from the torture of the evil.

The faith that a follower should have in his/her Guru has often been compared to the faith exhibited by a dog towards her master. Of all the animals in nature, dog is known for its faithfulness. Sri Sai's special love for this animal signifies the same. Dog always accompanies her master and never forsakes him at times of distress. In this case, a life form that is far less evolved than humans in other faculty stands out as an example for faith, an important requisite for a seeker.

Allah Malik
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