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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Destiny, Fate or Just Random Events?

This morning I read a very sad tale in the newspapers about a maid who was not paid by her Singaporean employer for six years! She was not allowed to go out or call back home so much so that her relatives thought that she had gone missing. Thankfully that employer was charged in court and the maid was paid $20K in back pay. When asked why she did not report her plight, the maid simply said that she was afraid of her employer and that she believed that not being paid WAS JUST HER FATE.

FATE
I believe this notion of FATE is what keeps many people from changing their lives for the better and turning their fortunes around. By saying FATE, it removes all sense of control, power and responsibility from yourself as it is not your fault but just meant to be. When you believe in fate, it means that you have absolutely no control over the outcomes in your life. It is just meant to be. If you are fated to be rich, then no matter how lazy you are and whatever you do, you will end up rich. If you are fated to be poor, then you are damned, no matter what you do. No matter how hard you work, it will all be taken away. This is why some people remain in abusive relationships, remain poor, remain depressed etc…

DESTINY
I don’t know about you, but I believe in DESTINY,which is entirely different. I believe that God loves all of his creations (this is true in almost any religion) and created every individual with unique gifts, talents and interests to make a huge contribution to the world. I believe within all of us lies a power to be great, its just that many people never make full use of their amazing potential. Some people are destined to be great singers, some people destined to be great communicators, some people destined to be great inventors…all of us are destined to be great in something.

The difference between destiny and fate is that in fate, YOU HAVE NO CHOICE. In destiny, you HAVE A CHOICE. You can CHOOSE to make full use of your God given talents or CHOOSE to walk away and give up. Like Frodo (in Lord of the Rings) was destined to destroy the Ring of Power, but always had a choice to give up at any time or to fulfill his destiny.

The trouble is that many people never find their path (i.e. destiny). They make decisions based on other people’s expectations (e.g. parents or teachers tell them to be lawyers, doctors, engineers when they have absolutely no interest, whereas their passion and gifts lie in drawing or sports). Like I said, all of us are destined to be magnificent in a particular area. And God has given us clues based on our interests, talents and passions.

I believe that I was destined to do what I am doing now, to be put on earth and inspire and change the lives of millions. In other words, by destiny is to be a TEACHER OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT. It is this belief in a spiritual plan that has gotten me through my most painful times and is what is guiding me everyday today. For example, I used to ask myself why I did so badly earlier in my life and went through some hardships. Why did I get expelled in Primary 3? Why did my parents divorce? Why did I screw up my Primary 6 PSLE exams? Why was I bullied in school? Why did my interior design business go bankrupt? Why did my ex-partner play me out? Why did I lose $30,000 in the stock market when I was in the university? Now, looking back, it is clear that all HAPPENED FOR A REASON. It was to teach me the lessons I need to walk my path. If I did not screw up my school life, I would never have read about NLP and accelerated learning that I now used to change my own life and other people’s lives.

If I did not fail in my business and lose money in stocks, I would never have had the hunger and drive to master these wealth building tools and create Wealth Academy and all these best selling books. If I did not go to a neighborhood school and mix around with the avengers and gangsters, I would not understand and be able to help some of these tough and wayward kids that come to my program today. Yes, it was destiny. But , it is NOT FATE. I could have chosen to NOT to read all the NLP books, I could have chosen to blame the world, I could have chosen to become an Avenger myself and I could have chosen to give up.

I hope by reading this, you will begin to find your path and your destiny of greatness .

Quote: “You were meant for greatness. When you play small with your life, you dishonor not only yourself but God who created you”. I read this in a book, forgot which one, but sums up what I was MEANT to say

Ways To Remove Negative Thoughts

Aum Sai Ram

What are negative thoughts and if I at any time should I be affected with pessimistic thinking should I be concerned. Yes is the answer. The more positive you are in thought will certainly help dampen any off-putting hold me back negatives which restrict you from living a decent life, Negative thinking has seen man or woman, who, ideal for a job post lose it before having had chance to secure it, because they believed they were not worthy enough.

Any negative thoughts you have about your self have to be dealt with sooner than later for health and happiness to prevail and more importantly prosper. Negative thinking can affect a relationship.

Cognitive restructuring can help a person identify and challenge overly simplistic, negative thoughts that cause pointless distress. Not a healthy combination, negativity and stress, in fact both very destructive factors. To lead what one would call a normal life will entail you change your way of thinking. What is a normal, normal is having belief in your self which in return will help you to venture forth and cope with the wicked ways of the world and the people in it? To help cure your way of thinking is easier when the thoughts are clearly untrue: e.g. “I never do anything right,” It’s harder when there’s an element of truth mixed in with naive lies: “At my age, it’s to late its over; there is nothing out there for me now.” You can stop there right now; the pope is proof, candidates for this position – 65 years and over. If you have a dream or goals then do something about it

You can follow two Principles to prevent stress caused from negative thoughts:

1.Stop and take time out to think positive (mental time-out).

2.Control your breathing. Breathe in taking deep breaths slowly
to help release growing tension.


Allah Malik

Monday, December 14, 2009

Of Equal Worth Humility

The notion of humility as a virtue brings numerous images to mind. We tend to envision those rare individuals who humbly bear life’s struggles while downplaying their own strengths. Yet humility is also associated with people whose insecurities compel them to judge themselves unfavorably as a matter of course. The true definition of humility, however, does not correspond precisely with either of these images. Humility is not passivity. Rather, it is an utter lack of self-importance. The individuals who embody the concept of humility appreciate that each human being on the planet occupies a unique place on an infinite spectrum of development. Though they can take pride in their own accomplishments, they also understand that the people they interact with each day are as valuable and have as much to offer the world as they themselves do.

To be humble is to accept that while there will always be individuals more and less advanced than yourself, those on all parts of the spectrum of development can provide you with insights that further your personal evolution. Recognizing these insights is a matter of opening yourself to the fact that not only do others think and feel differently than you, but their life experiences have shaped them in a very different way than yours have shaped you. This means that while you may have a greater understanding in some areas, others will always be able to teach you something. When you cultivate a genuine yearning to know what skills and talents those you encounter have been blessed with, you cannot help but learn humility. You instinctively understand that emotions like envy breed resistance that prevents you from growing, and that being flexible in your interactions with others will help you connect with unexpected mentors.

When you practice humility, you want to become as accomplished and evolved as you can possibly be, yet you are willing to submit to the expertise of others to do so. You understand the scope of your aptitudes yet you choose to eradicate arrogance from your attitude, and you can distinguish the value you possess as an individual while still acting in the interests of your fellow human beings.

Humility, simply put, is a form of balance in which you can celebrate your own worth while sincerely believing that every other person on the planet is just as worthy as you.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Grief

Aum Sairam

Grief is the feet and joy the head; both are part of the same entity. You cannot welcome joy and reject grief at the same time. You cannot have the obverse without the reverse. The diamond is at first just a dull piece of stone, a hard pebble. Only when it is cut by a skilled artisan does it shine brilliantly like a flame. Allow yourselves to be treated by the Master so that all your dullness will disappear and you will emerge effulgent as a resplendent diamond.

Allah Malik

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The significance of 'Shri Sai Satcharitra'

* This is the first and foremost book based on the life-story of Shri Sai Baba, which was originally composed in Marathi verse form. The writing of the book started in the lifetime of Baba with his blessings.

* The Hindi translation of this book is in simple Hindi language, which can be understood even by a common man.

* The divine truth imparted by this book is even greater than the knowledge contained in the Vedas and Geeta, because all the characters and events in it are real and authentic as also recorded in details by many devotees.

* Because of the expression in simple Hindi it is easy even for every one to comprehend it. Today there are very few people who can understand Sanskrit language properly and absorb the meaning and substance easily.

* The spiritual essence contained in all the religious scriptures like Vedas, Geeta, Yoga Vashisht is found in the life-story of Shri Sainath.

* The concepts on God and spirituality are explained in such a simple yet comprehensive manner in 'Shri Sai Satcharitra' that no additional book, or commentary etc. is required to understand it. It has a natural flow of which the readers starts feeling as if they had been closely associated with its events in their past life.

* I may mention here that the glory of Shri Sai is spreading in the world, far and wide, in such an amazing way that detailed information at the web sites on Internet about Shri Sai and 'Shri Sai Satcharitra' is available for interested readers.

* The foremost duty of a Sai devotee is therefore to read 'Shri Sai Satcharitra' and absorb it by heart if possible. The more they read this book, the more it will bring them closer to Baba and all their doubts and apprehensions will be cleared.

* It also has been experienced that during crisis if any devotee is searching for an answer, if he randomly opens of 'Shri Sai Satcharitra' praying Baba sincerely and with faith his answer can be found in that open page.

* Many people have got their desired benefits after reading 'Shri Sai Satcharitra' for a week in a parayana form.

Therefore, 'Shri Sai Satcharitra' should be utilized by all Sai devotees in the following manner:

1. Get the book, 'Shri Sai Satcharitra' in whatever language one chooses to read. Neatly wrap it up in a piece of new cloth, and place it near Baba's photograph or idol with due sanctity.

2. Whether at home or elsewhere, one should always read a few pages of the book every night before going to sleep. Every devotee should try to keep Baba as the last thought before sleep.

3. During crisis it should be read devotionally for a week, as is mentioned in 'Shri Sai Satcharitra'. If possible, reading should begin on a Thursday or on some other special day, such as Ramnavami, Dussehra, Gurupurnima, Janmashtmi, Mahashivratri, Navratri, etc. After it's completion on the seventh day one should feed the poor and destitute either in the temple/home or wherever possible.

4. One should read it sitting in some isolated corner in the temple or in front of Baba's statue or Photograph/painting. If other people are present, then it should be read to them or with them as well. Group reading should always be encouraged.

5. Wherever and whenever possible, it should be read continuously from sunrise to sunset in the temples on auspicious days. Devotees may be asked to read it by turn as is done in chanting the holy name i.e. Naamjap. Encourage children to read this book. Question answer competition from the "Shri Sai Satcharitra" can be organized in temples.

6. 'Shri Sai Satcharitra' should be read to the devotees - sick, old aged and those nearing death as much as possible. All of them will get peace.

7. 'Shri Sai Satcharitra' is a reasonably priced book and is easily available at Shirdi. Therefore, any devotee visiting Shirdi must bring a few copies with him to distribute among the deserving people free of cost.

8. At times, of distress and agony if one sincerely searches for the answers from 'Shri Sai Satcharitra' he will not only find the answers but also solace. His faith will grown in Baba. I pray Shri Sainath to reveal the divine knowledge and mysteries contained in this book to the devotees in the same manner in which he had inspired Hemandpant to write this book sitting in his heart. Shri Sai Satcharitra should be taken by all Sai devotees as Geeta and Bible.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

SERVICE: THE BEST MANTRA

Time and again, we have judged others, others have judged us and so on – on the prayer factor. “She is so amazing, she prays so much” or “He is so awful, he does not even take the name of God”. All statements we can hear so easily, say so easily, without even realising that we are making the biggest error, today, of making prayer a measuring tool for good or bad.

Furthermore, it gets worse. So many people project themselves as ‘prayerful’ people, only to be accepted socially. If it is not that, then everyone is praying for a desired goal to achieve. Mantras that were taught in schools and other institutions were for bettering people, but unfortunately, today, they are used for achievement of health, wealth and everything else. The actual essence of what the Gita or the Vedas were trying to teach us got lost in the wild maze of desires. So one must have desires, in fact, but one must use the mind to achieve them and use prayers and mantras to focus the mind.

Contrary to this, however, things have changed today. We all make it a ritual that we must sit to pray for the desires of the day or we all must feed some hungry person out there so that the gods are pleased and abundance will fall in our laps. The whole concept is lost; to find it, one should start with the essence – what is the meaning of prayer? In a nutshell, it means devotion. All our sacred books tried to teach us that the highest form of devotion is first to oneself. A very powerful phrase said by a master was, ‘Hands that help are holier than lips that pray.’

A point to be noted here is, how many of us are actually doing this? It is very easy to feed thousands of people and feel great about it, but the question is, was it done out of
an ulterior motive, to achieve something else, or was it done because somewhere, there is a great urge to help? The philosophies do say that it is good to feed and clothe the hungry, but the best service rendered is when one can teach another enough to earn a livelihood on their own strength, instead of always making them rely on other people’s help, which slowly becomes a bad habit. Service to others is a very good way to transform each one of us into a better person, as with service, the compassionate self within us takes birth.

That is what prayer is. Pray to tap your own good qualities and to source your inner strengths to achieve things, and pass it on to others so that they can achieve too. This is what devotion is. As the Gita suggests, the highest prayer is to oneself. Just correcting our wrongs, establishing the good through our own conduct and spreading it to others is the best mantra. There’s no point in reciting mantras the whole day when every action that follows is nowhere near goodness, nowhere near kindness. So many of us pose as great donors to charities, so many of us want to be awarded for our undying faith and the good work we’ve done, but this is all trivial. What one needs to do is find one’s own self and help others find themselves, and the world will change into a better place. So instead of wasting time sitting and praying, why not get up, go out there and change the world in whatever small way you can? This is the best mantra.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Peace

Aum Sairam

Today, you do not find peace anywhere in the world. You see only pieces! In fact, people are breaking their heart into pieces. How then can peace be acquired? There is only one solution to this problem. Love Sri Sai. Have faith in Him. Surrender unto Him. Dedicate your whole life to Him and carry on every activity of yours as an offering to Him. Let all your activities be helpful to others. Help ever, hurt never. If you wish to be always happy, pray for the welfare of others. This is the real spiritual exercise that you should undertake. Spirituality does not mean simply doing Bhajans and performing some acts of worship. Cultivate noble qualities. Always pray for the welfare of all. It is in this context, the prayer of Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu [May all the beings of the world be happy].

Allah Malik

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Enquiry and Self Discovery

Very often I find the Hindus, both in India and abroad, wondering as to what is the basic tenet of Hinduism, what practices constitute the fundamentals of the Hindu way of living. This is a question which arises in their own minds. Often, the question is not pursued consistently by the questioners, either independently or in the presence of those who are quite well-versed in the Hindu lore. In fact, the consistent pursuit of religious and philosophical questioning is itself the basis as well as the finale of the Hindu life and saadhana.

There is no wonder in the Hindu minds raising such a question. For Hinduism is so vast, complex and multifarious in its structure and expressions that the normal man and woman find it extremely hard to gain a precise knowledge of what it is exactly. At the same time, vast, complex and multifaceted character is what has made the Hindus and their thoughts an immortal religion and philosophy of the entire mankind. If one tries to assail Hinduism in one aspect of its expression and pursuit, it will reassert itself in another form and expression with redoubled force and enthusiasm. The practices of the Hindus are as various as human beings and their individual natures. Again, they are as complex as Nature Herself, manifest in the endless universe before us. In spite of their variety, multiplicity of expression, they no doubt carry their own unique and intrinsic oneness, as for instance, do the humans and Nature when closely studied.

It is no doubt that today you find in India a number of temples, which is a landmark of the Hindus, their religious culture and wisdom. But it is a fact that these temples were not there a few thousands of years ago. Yet the Hindus were quite the same and their attainments even greater and more common among their numbers.

Look at the Vedic literature, which is the first evolved religious wealth of the Hindus, of the whole mankind as well. The Vedas begin their contents with a reference to a number of super human deities, called devatas. These are not the gods and goddesses presently known to us and worshipped. They were not idolized and installed in any temple. If at all, their seat and abode were the minds of the Vedic religionists themselves. As a means of offer of gratitude to those deities were evolved, not the practices you find today in the temples of our country but the ceremonies in the form of sacrifice and Yajnas. Even these sacrifices had to be dispensed with at one stage, in the advent of old age and the attendant troubles. Hence, an innovation or substitute was called for. The staunch religionists, the votaries of Vedic thought and culture, took to the practice of meditation done all alone, sitting still in a place, casting aside all involvements in external rituals and sacrifices.

Greater Depth Probed

The meditative disciplines and practices, taken to as a result at that time, were the ones that blossomed into the spiritual and philosophical questions, which became almost the inevitable beginning of a new phase of religious life. When these questions compelled what became a dedicated pursuit of the heart and the intelligence, engaging them both in a deep and penetrating probe, then emerged the zenith and fruition of the whole religious life of the Hindus. The Upanishadic declarations, the revelations setting forth the immortal and all-comprehending nature of the soul of man, were the direct and ultimate result.

You find the Vedic culture culminating in these Upanishadic discoveries and the way of life based upon them. Also the religious life is led to its destined goal and ideal, thereby fulfilling itself in every understandable way; the assertive and ambitious human nature standing face to face with peace, harmony and wisdom, realizing finally that there remains nothing else before it to enquire into and know in the religious and spiritual spheres of living and that the ultimate truths have already been discovered and sported with.

So the destination for the Hindus is very clear. It is the discovery of the Supreme Truth about themselves, about the world in which they live, about the Creator of the universe from whom arise the promptings for all quests and discoveries. The whole of the Hindu religious and secular ways of living are aimed at leading every man and woman to this ultimate end, this finale, which one may picture in any manner, using any terminology.

The question you must ask now is: What in essence will be the factor which will lead toward the phase of questioning and answering? In other words, what should be the cardinals, the pursuit of which will take man to a state of thinking or mental evolution, wherein he will find himself compelled and inspired to seek, to enquire into and to know for himself the Supreme Truth about himself, about the world and about its Creator?

The cardinals, whatever one may argue, cannot be too much divergent. The modes of approaching them may, however, be different. The recipes may be different. They can be made to suit the ones who eat and their divergent tastes. But the one common factor evidently, is that the items prepared must be edible and acceptable to those who eat. And on eating them, the eaters must beget pleasure, have appeasement of their hunger and get nourished as well.

Apply this principle to the religious recipes, their intake and the benefits produced thereby. Then you will find your questions answered.

The external modes of religious living may be anything. Today, they are mostly temple worship in India. To the better section, it is the worship offered individually in their own homes and pooja rooms. To a yet rarer few, it is the practices like Yoga-asans, pranayama, etc. To some, it is the discipline and refinement to their actions and the way their minds accept the results brought in by what they do from time to time – invariably uniform results can never be had.

Some are prone to take to regular japa (chanting) of a mantra. Some may recite hymns and shlokas. Some supplement their pursuits with periodical fasting, study of religious texts etc. Some take to the exclusive worship of the Guru and his behests, taking special care to serve him and cater to the needs of his personal life and the work he does.

Reforming Personality

The list can be extended to cover one and all practices and ways as well. Thus, the Hindu recognises all practices as handy and fruitful towards man's religious evolution, provided the practitioner pins his faith and remains watchful about himself and what he does. The practices are but a medium, by which he tries to reform his personality and cultivate introspection. As is a vehicle helpful in reaching one's destination while travelling, so is the practice a vehicle in taking the human inwardly to where he wants.

Obviously, therefore, the practices have to bear this fruit. Their roles must be such as to take the personality of the practitioner in all its aspects, and then process it in such a way that everything in him gets reformed and tuned to what he intends to achieve in the end.

Among Hindus, there were and there can be, those who believe in God as well as those who do not. It is not the literal recognition of God that matters any time. Like many other things, at best this can only be a belief.

What does such a belief or the non-belief mean to the believer or non-believer is the prime consideration for the true Hindu. If one believes in God, but does not take the trouble of thinking, talking and acting in the way that his belief and devotion to God would expect of him, then not much purpose will be served by his claiming to be a believer and devotee. In the same way, if a non-believer chooses to be so for his own reasons and has equally some sound principles of living and looking at his mind and the world, which principles can be quite philosophical, spiritual and or yogic, then he will be able to hit at peace and freedom for himself, which the former is yet unable to achieve despite his pet belief.

Here come, thus, two distinct considerations: the belief or non-belief which is the object and then the believer or the non-believer, as the case may be, the subject. Between the two, the object and the subject, the subject is what truly counts. If for reforming and improving your nature and insight you feel it desirable to foster belief in God, well and good. If for the same end, you find some other course preferable, that too is equally good.

With this kind of a sense, look at the thousands that go to worship in temples, churches and mosques. For all of them the place of worship is the same, be it the temple, the church or the mosque. The deity or God installed or represented there in one way or another, is the same. Being so, do all get the same progress and purity, or even the attainment of what they aim at? Not at all. Each worshipper has his own story of devotion and its fulfilment to narrate. If the pursuit of devotion and its fulfilment depended upon the place of worship, i. e. a temple etc., and the Deity or God represented there, why this difference for the devotees?

The only answer is that the practice of devotion solely rests upon the devotee himself. And the devotee, this is true of every man, devotee or not, and that too in any walk of life, is no other than what his personality and its expressions are. The knowledge one has gained, the attitudes in general and in particular, the actions and their ends for which he lives and pursues, these are what precisely represent him in the world. If all these are not in tune with what poses to be in his devotion and piety, then of what practical importance is his devotion?

The confusion between the subject and the object, taking one for the other and thereby getting lost to the importance of the former, is congenial for all humans. When I say it is not so much belief in something that really matters, but the believer himself or herself many of you will not take the statement with the gravity it deserves for the meaning it contains!

Looking at the subjective devotee or seeker and his personality, you cannot overlook the ultimate factor of all religious and spiritual living.

Knowledge Sine Qua Non

Right knowledge cannot be divested from any pursuit of man. This is so in respect of his religious and spiritual or yogic pursuits as well. What is the pursuit, what does it propose to gain for him, is he getting nearer that end, are the qualifications required for achieving his end present more and more in him etc., these are very vital questions. Whatever you may say on the ground of faith and its merits, you cannot oust these considerations. Even faith, closely viewed, is the refined form of an ultimate knowledge and its acceptance.

How can this quest for knowledge be met except by taking the knowledge pursuit itself as an independent item of dedication? To gain knowledge, in any field whatever, the only course available is to approach it in all earnestness. The approach is through questioning and introspection. Unless you put the why before a thing, the knowledge about that thing will never be revealed to you. Ask any question you like: Why morals and morality? Why dharma or restraint? Why God? And His realization? What is Yoga? Why should it be sought? What is the soul and where does it reign? What is its relationship with the body? Why should the soul be considered at all in the context of life?

Where lies the secret source of all powers, external and internal, we find manifest in the world? How many such sources are there? Are they one, indeed, as the religions and scriptures declare? If so, is not the source of all my powers, of all other things, including those of the sun and the moon? If this be the case, the search for it and its discovery and its direct apprehension, is rather easy, practicable in any way.

In this way, there can be dozens of questions. One or more of them can be quite delightful and gripping to anyone. Everyone should take those which interest his mind most and pursue them. That will mark the true beginning of the religious and devotional evolution for him. In fact, this kind of enquiry and the pursuit of it ever thereafter is the last stage of religious life. The Upanishads, enjoined at the end of the Vedas, are an immortal proof for it. So too, the various stories, dealing with the enquiries and searches contained in all other scriptures, devotional, yogic or otherwise, are an equal proof.

For the devotees too the same is the course, none different. I am reminded of what Sri Krishna's parents, Vasudeva and Devaki, one day asked of the Sage Narada, when he visited Dwaraka in the course of his wanderings. Seating him with honour, they enquired of the Sage: "What are the characteristics of the true devotee of the Lord by which the Lord himself would be propitiated and pleased, and by the pursuit of which they can evolve themselves and be absorbed into the immortal being of the Supreme Lord?"

Is this not an enquiry? In answer, Sage Narada, repeated exactly what transpired between the Nine Sages of yore and the Emperor Nimi who too enquired of the former in precisely the same way as did Vasudeva and Devaki. The whole conversation, which consisted of questions and answers, was reproduced by Sage Narada to Sri Krishna's parents.

That is how I say that enquiry and introspection become the final constituent of any valid pursuit of Hinduism. By enquiry alone your inner being can be made to rise and reach the heights you want to. By introspection alone can you rate yourself as to where you are, what you are now and how and where you should be. Hinduism becomes Hinduism only when this enquiry and introspection form a vital part.

Courtesy: Swami Bhoomananda

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Gyaneshwari - The Geeta Commentary by Saint Jnaneshwar-English Translation

Om Sai Ram

It is Said that Shirdi Sai Baba always asked his devotees to Read Gyaneshwari atleast one in the life time to Attain the path to Moksha.

Please Find the Links Below to Download Gyaneshwari & Be Blessed.



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Believe

Aum Sairam

I believe in firefighters that climb 50 flights of stairs to help people they never met.

I believe in people who give their lives crashing an airplane to save the lives of people they never met.

I believe in people who give blood, money, and supplies to aide people they never met.

I believe in Sri Sai.

I believe in a person who stands strong and proud, even in the face of grief and tragedy.

I believe in a person who not only allows but encourages and values diversity.

I believe in a person who does not think that human suffering is "someone else's problem".

I believe in Sri Sai.

I believe in a person who values freedom so highly that rather than inhibit an individuals rights, tragic events can sometimes occur.

I believe in a person who does not allow innocent people to suffer.

I believe in a person who is willing to risk it's own life and safety to protect and aide innocent people.

I believe in Sri Sai.

I believe in a person who does not lash out quickly or rashly in revenge and retaliation.

I believe in a person who will defend him self with appropriate means.

I believe in INDIA whose PEOPLE will rise to any challenge, and will stand up and fight boldly and proudly against it's aggressors.

I believe in Sri Sai-Sri Sai-Sri Sai

Allah Malik

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sai The Path

Sai The Path

My Experiences in Seeing & Understanding Sai Baba in Every Activity of My Life.

Sai Ram to All the Sai Devotees.

I have been under the Influence of Sai - ism for a long time now & i have been seeing & understanding Sai Baba & his Leela's through various forms in my day to day activities.

With the Blessings of Sai Ganesh I take this opportunity to share with you all the Thoughts & Dreams i get & compare it the Sermon's of Sai Baba.

Kindly visit & read more at:
Sai The Path


As & when there is a new thought i will share with all the Sai Devotees.

Please Keep on Visiting us back to read more.

With Regards & Best Wishes,

Allah Malik.

Sacred Chants - Volume 7 - For Seeking Forgiveness and To Experience Unconditional Love

Aum Sai Ram.

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Om Sai Ram.
Sacred Chants - Volume 7
For Seeking Forgiveness and To Experience Unconditional Love



Voices : Gayathri Devi, S Saindhavi, Shruthi
Music : Stephen Devassy

Contents

01 Ganesha Bhujanga Prayatham

02 Subramanya Ashtakam

03 Shri Durgadevi Dhyanam

04 Aarayaadurga Ashtakam

05 Mahaamuneeshvara Mantra

06 Shaastha Ashtakam

Sacred Chants - Volume 6 - For Offering oneself at the feet of divine

Aum Sai Ram.

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Sacred Chants - Volume 6
For Offering oneself at the feet of divine


Voices : Gayathri Devi, S Saindhavi
Music : Stephen Devassy

Contents:

01 Guru Stotram
02 Daaridryadahana Shiva Stotram

03 Suvarnamaala Sthuthi

04 Shri Hari Sharanaashtakam

05 Aapadudharaashtakam

06 Venkatesha Karaavalamba Stotram

07 Kurai Ondrum Illai


Sacred Chants - Volume 5 - For Attaining Enlightenment Through Devotion

Aum Sai Ram.

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Sacred Chants - Volume 5 - For Attaining Enlightenment Through Devotion

The Sanskrit literature goes on about the experience of Oneness with the Divine as much as it humbly brings out devotion. This connection or unity with Divinity, in the Hindu tradition, is referred as Enlightenment or Mukti. The Sacred Chants contained in this album bring out this timeless quest, that only through devotion is Enlightenment possible.



Contents

01 Ganesha Shodasha Namaani.
02 Shivashadakshara Stotram.
03 Bhavani Ashtakam.
04 Madhurashtakam.
05 Ashtalakshmi Stotram.
06 Sri Madana Mohan Ashtakam.
07 Brahmanandameemaamsa from Traittiriya Upanishad.
08 Musical Interlude.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sacred Chants - Volume 4 - Knowledge and Success Audio CD

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Sacred Chants - Volume 4 - Knowledge and Success Audio CD



Voices : Vijay Yesudas, Gayathri Devi, S Saindhavi, Priya, Shruthi, Vidhya Shankar, Kuldeep, Goutham, Baradwaj, Kedarnath, Jayaram
Music : Stephen Devassy

Contents

01. Ganapathy Sthavaha

02. Dakshinamurthy Stotram

03. Durga Devi Stuti

04. Sri Mahaganesha Pancharathna Stotram

05. Rajarajeshwari Ashtakam

06. Rudrashtakam - Vijay Yesudas

07. Manglam





Devotees Girnar Visit & Experience with Sainath Maharaj

OM SAIRAM
JAI SAIRAM
JAI DATTATREYA

Dear All Shirdi Sai Devotees,

With great excitement, pleasure & happiness, am sharing with you all
my experience of shirdi sai baba and visit to Girnar mountains in
Junagadh , Saurastra , Gujarat for the DARSHAN OF THE PADUKAS OF SHRI
DATTATREYA. Before narrating the visit details, I would just like to
mention the connection of this visit with 2 dreams I had nearly 4
years back and how baba fulfilled my desires of having his Padukas and
rudraakhs maala for worship. THE ALL MERCIFUL Sainath maharaj always
gives anubhav and shows his leela’s in a very unique way and fullfill
the desires and wishes of his true devotees. All we need to have in
life is to follow the two divine words given to the world by our
perfect master, our samarth sadguru shri sainath maharaj of SHRADDHA &
SABURI. This visit to girnar was indeed a dream come true in all the
ways for me.

As mentioned above, in one of the dreams which I had early morning, I
saw the foot prints of baba in the sky and also the smiling face of
baba which is exactly like one of the very popular photographs of
baba. After some days in another dream, there is aarti of baba going
on and after the aarti im telling a couple of people about going to
guru ashram and meeting baba. A clear mention was made to reach
Ahmedabad by a morning flight and from there to go to guru ashram.
Till this last 2 weeks of October 2009, I had no clue about where is
guru ashram, whats the ahmedabad connection and what’s the meaning of
those dreams which I had. By the grace of Shri Saibaba and guidance of
Shri Saibanisa ji , I planned my visit and purchased silver padukas of
baba to touch it to the all divine and powerful padukas of lord
dattatreya & perform puja on the girnar mountains. Saibaba being the
avatar of lord dattatreya follows the guru parampara of Shripad
Vallabh , Narsimha Saraswati , Manik Prabhu , Swami Samarth of
Akkalkot and then Shirdi Sai samarth. Baba called me to Girnar
Mountains and fulfilled my dream completely and totally by giving the
all powerful padukas and darshan in the form of lord Dattatreya.


Now comes the connection between the dreams and Girnar Mountains. As
per the dreams the padukas seen in the dreams were in the sky and to
my and every one’s big surprise in my family we learned that the
dattatreya temple and padukas are on the last peak of the Girnar
Mountains & which can be REACHED ONLY BY CLIMBING 10000 (TEN THOUSAND)
STEPS on the Mountains. It is indeed in the sky. Though rajkot is the
nearest airport to reach junagadh for girnar , but I could not manage
to get a air ticket from Mumbai to Rajkot . Firstly, there are only 2
Airlines operating between these sector and flights were full. I tried
my best but what has to happen will happen. My programme was well
decided by baba in advance and then finally after many failed attempts
to reach junagadh from other places, I finally got a morning flight to
ahmedabad and was thrilled to understand the link and connection


Then came the day to start the journey. On the 25th October Sunday I
reached ahmedabad. The car was arranged on the airport by my friend
who also accompanied me for the girnar visit. Everything about this
travel and visit was divine and we could feel baba’s presence every
time and in every one. From the airport we first went to saibaba
temple in sardar colony and took baba’s blessings before starting.
Then after a short drive as we got down to have some refreshments , a
beggar approached me suddenly and said JAI SAINATH with a big smile on
his face and looking straight in to my eyes. I had goose bumps and
started talking to him don’t know why and how. After getting money
from us which for us was giving dakhshina to baba , he left the place
giving us all good wishes. The journey was indeed beautiful as we
crossed some nice cities of Morbi , and Chotila where the famous
Chamunda Mata temple is situated. Drive was very smooth and good and
so was the gujrati food on the way. Finally we reached Girnar in the
evening around 5 pm and after checking in the hotel went for a walk
towards the mountain to get all required details about the mountain
and the dattatreya temple so that we could plan accordingly about
climbing which we had decided to start early next morning.

Next morning we woke up early and after doing the Aarti of Saibaba
started marching towards the mountain. At one place from the ground
from where we could see the mountain and the temple on the top , we
first offered our PRANAAM to lord Dattatreya , lord Sainath to give us
strength and power to climb the otherwise difficult 10000 steps. In
the end we did NAMASKAAR to the Girnar Mountain to help, protect us
and to make the climb easy for us to reach to the temple. Exactly at 7
am we started to climb the steps chanting JAI SAI JAI JAI SAI
continuously. It was the power of this mantra that we succeeded in
reaching the temple and coming down safely. Devotees from all walks of
life had come for this divine pilgrimage of the Girnar mountains which
is the mountain of sadhu’s and saints and is widely believed and
prayed by lakhs of people as the mountain which has all the 36 crores
devi , devataas of Indian mythology. It’s a very very sacred and holy
place. I was so happy and excited as my dream had come true of
getting baba’s padukas. I was continuously thanking baba for showing
this leela and offered my koti koti pranaams to him from my heart for
calling me here and giving darshan.

It was a very beautiful sight as there was greenery all over and to
entertain you there are lot of monkeys on the way. At 5500 steps first
comes the famous AMBAJI temple. This temple of the goddess is very
popular and thousands throng to the hill to have darshan of the
goddess Ambaji to get their desires fulfilled. Ambaji temple comes
after crossing the digambar jain temple. from jain temple to ambaji
it’s a very steep and vertical climb. After having darshan of ambaji ,
we started for dattatreya temple. this climb was not that easy but for
every sai devotee no marg or way is difficult to reach him as he helps
you reach him. Once you are on his bhakti marg , he takes complete
care of you and helps , guides and protects you all the time. Baba
gave me the courage & strength to reach to his temple climbing the
sacred & holy 10000 steps. I had a big surgery of abdomen at Hinduja
hospital in Mumbai on the 7th of august 2009 , but still I managed to
climb the mountain just by believing on my master sainath maharaj. It
was baba’s power and strength that made me successfully complete my
darshan.

On reaching Lord Dattatreya temple , we worshiped the padukas and lord
dattatreya. The padukas carried by me were kept on the padukas of god
and with all the rituals and customs the puja was performed and the
padukas were handed over to me back. As I kept the padukas on my head
for some time I was totally in a different world. Completely divine
and powerful. I had lots of vibrations and the feeling cannot be
expressed in words. Without asking , the priest gave me a rudraakhs
after touching it to the feet of lord baba . I was astonished and
thanked sainath maharaj for fulfilling my desires to have his
rudraakhs maala along with the padukaas. The place there on the top of
the mountain is so divine and one can feel baba’s presence there. We
started the return journey and by the time we could reach ambaji
temple again, it was 7-30 pm and already dark. We managed to come down
another 1500 steps to reach Gaumukhi. My friend wanted to come down
that night itself but I wanted to do meditation under a Audumbar tree
for some time as per the divine instructions. Audumbar tree is the
tree of Lord dattatreya where he resides and under which he use to
meditate and do his dhyaan sadhna. Since morning we did not eat
anything except few biscuits and tea at the halts that we took. By
this time we were hungry and tired. Now look the Leela of the all
MERCIFUL SAIBABA, at gaumukhi , in the night, in the jungle baba
arranged food and shelter for us to stay overnight. Some sanyasis who
reside there came to us , spoked so nicely and invited us for dinner.
After the dinner we were given a room to sleep with mattresses ,
pillows etc. I cannot express my feelings in words. We were in tears
of happiness and kept thanking baba for arranging everything for us in
the jungle on the hill top. To my surprise there were three audambar
trees there and in the early morning between 4 & 4-30 I sat under the
tree for meditation for an hour. Baba wanted me to do the meditation
in the bhrama muhurat and it so happened. Then after, the return
journey started and we touched the ground around 11 am. Baba kept us
on the holy girnar mountain for more than 24 hours and blessed.


Special mention has to be made of a incident that happened while
coming down the steps. All of a sudden, a women typically dressed in
maharastrian style approached me with a great smile on her face. I
don’t know what happened to me and we both started chatting. I did not
see her group or anybody with her at all. She looked exactly like
Bayaji bai , the famous , blessed and true devotee who use to feed
baba daily in shirdi. She herself asked me that “oh so you have come
down after the darshan of dattatreya so I offer you my pranaam and
namaskaar.” I was getting positive vibrations. She was looking so
concerned for me exactly like how a mother is for her child. Then she
informed me that she was from ahmednagar district. On hearing this I
was speechless for a while and then I told her that you are from my
baba’s village so I should touch your feet for which she agreed and
blessed me. Then in the end she asked me that you have come back down
after the darshan , will I be able to climb ? then I removed a small
photo of sainath maharaj from my pocket and gave it to her and said
just keep this in your hands and keep chanting JAI SAI JAI SAI then
baba will himself take you up there and bring back. She again blessed
me and we left the place. Now , to think over it , who was this lady?
Why did she stopped only me and talking to me ? why did I had the feel
of attachment with her? The answer is simple. IT WAS SAIBABA who gave
me darshan in that form and blessed me. Finally the journey completed
and we touched the grounds after some time around 11 am.


Baba once again proved that when he calls , he makes all the
arrangements. We were very happy and feeling great after reaching
down. Thanked lord saibaba & lord dattatreya . Maa Ambaji and Maruti
bhagwaan and left for our hotel. This is the best memory of my life so
far as my dreams came true, I got baba’s padukas from him and felt his
presence all the time.


My sincere request to all SHIRDI SAI devotees specially those who live
in saurastra , gujrat or any where in the western India to surely
visit the dattatreya temple on the girnar mountains and feel baba ‘s
bliss and presence and get his blessings. He will come in any form and
bless you.


SHRI SACCHHIDANAND SAMARTH SADGURU SAINATH MAHARAJ KI JAI


BABA BLESS,

ANAND JOSHI

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sacred Chants - Volume 3 - For Stress Relief, Immunity & Longevity

Aum Sai Ram.

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Sacred Chants Volume 3 For Stress Relief, Immunity & Longevity


Contents

01 Vishnu Stuti.
02 Totakashtakam.
03 Vaidhyanath Ashtakam.
04 Mahishasura mardhini Stotram.
05 Sivamanasa Pooja.
06 Mrita sanjeevani Strotram.
07 Mrityunjaya Astotram.
08 Mangala charan.

Sacred Chants - Volume 2 - For Courage Confidence and Limitless Joy

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This album features timeless compositions of eminent saints and sages like Sri Sankracharya, Sri Indra, Sri Shiva Proktham, Sri Veda Vyasa and Sri Machankaracharya.

These Timeless compositions have been able to transfer altered states in consciousness. The states have been experienced by them, while composing these vibrant and stimulating verses designed to create a contact with the Supremely Sacred.





The CD features following tracks:

01 Invocation - Sri Rudram Lagunyasam
02 Gurupaduka Stotram
03 Suryashtakam
04 Mahalakshmi Ashtakam
05 Shivashtakam
06 Viswnathashtakam
07 Kalabairavashtakam
08 Krishnashtakam
09 Lingashtakam
10 Annapoorna Stotram
11 Adamarshana Suktham

It is a phenomenal experience to feel the cosmic presence everywhere and to comprehend that the different forms of God are merely, a part or an aspect of the whole. The Invocation is part of "Sri Rudram" Lagunyasam.

The Gurupaduka Stotram - emphasizes on surrender and faith to the cosmic presence which serve as a vessel to carry us through this tumultuous existence, making it possible to 'live' life to its fullest - possessing an enlightened mind overflowing with passion, courage and intuituve discretion.

Shuryashtakam - evokes the strength from within. It is a request to this divine energy to extinguish our negativities just as it expels darkness and disease. Being the source of life and existence itself, the sun is indeed our first physical experience of the Supreme Creator.

Mahalakshmi Ashtakam - creates a feeling of confidence and prosperity since it generates vibrations to remove apathy and dispair. It helps to awaken the divine and auspicious nature of man, making him in control of all situation, be it worldly or at the spiritual and mystical dimensions.

Shivashtakam - The joy of silence is certainly a benediction. We praise the 'controller' of all existence, to give us 'His state'. of eternal joy, and, the prosperity and enrichment of the soul - The joy of being at ease with ones own "self".

Vishwanathashtakam - We relate to the omipotent being, as part of Him and we sing to Him to bless us with His mature of boundless bliss. Flowing like the Ganges, let us experience.... this Sacred endless flow of life.

Kalabhairavastakam - delivers one from sorrow, lust, proverty, greed, anger and pain, channelsing action in the path of truth and love, which bestows unexpected rewards and joy.

Krishnashtakam - of all great experiences, that of spiritual joy is most appeasing to our conciousness. Describing the omnipresent is equivalent to describing His manifestation. It oozes in tremendous emotion and makes one enjoy the ecstacy - relating one to creation itself.

Lingashtakam - The feeling of gratitude is what brings great Love and Peace. The lingastakam praises, describing the Supreme who is the cause and end of this Cosmos. "The eternal nothingness", that manifests with every creation, is asked to accept our joyous physical appreciation of His marvelous work.

The Annapoorna Stotram - awakens tremendous spiritual strength, which would in turn reinforce psychological and physical energies. It enriches our being eternally, feeding our body, mind and soul with the nourishment of health, fearlessness and compassion.

The feeling of being a part of the cosmic self is a thought that makes man's mind limitless, beyond conditioning, time and space. This experience, has never failed in giving us peace joy and freedom. An excerpt from the Adhamarshanasuktham - Mahanarayanaupanishad.

MUSIC ARRANGED BY SEVEN - Franco Simon, Sangeeth and Stephen

RECORDING ENGINEERED AND MASTERED - Manoj Kumar

VOICES - Uma Mohan, Gayatri Devi, Saindhavi, Nirupa, Ramya, Usha Sundaram, Chitra, Usha, Gowri, Krupa, Kruti



Sacred Chants - Volume 1 - For Peace, Prosperity & Enlightenment

Aum Sai Ram.

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Achieve spiritual and material advancement by allowing these Vedic mantras to evoke specific responses from your inner being. By incorporating non-traditional musical arrangements, the ancient mantras achieve a timeless quality and become accessible to listeners of all generations.

Compositions of eminent Saints like Sri Shankaracharya and Sages from India generate essential vibrations in the human body which allow unlimited access to great knowledge and success and will also transfer the listener to altered states of consciousness experienced by these spiritual leaders themselves.

By feeling one with the cosmic self, the listener's mind is made to feel limitless and bolstered. The Stotras rendered in this album create vibrations in the body, heart, and mind that in turn strengthen the immune system and help relieve stress and feelings of confinement. Take a voyage to the plane of supreme bliss devoid of judgment, disease and suffering, and experience the bliss of sacredness.

The Sanskrit literature goes on about the experience of Oneness with the Divine as much as it humbly brings out devotion. This connection or unity with Divinity, in the Hindu tradition, is referred as Enlightenment or Mukti.

The Sacred Chants contained in this album bring out this timeless quest, that only through devotion is Enlightenment possible.

Volume 1 - For Peace, Prosperity & Enlightenment

Contents

01 Shanthi Mantram,
02 Guru Ashtakam,
03 Medha Suktham,
04 Durga Suktham,
05 Shree Suktham,
06 Gayathri Ghanapatha,
07 Purusha Suktham,
08 Shiva Thandava Stotram,
09 Mantra Pushpam,
10 Shanthi Mantram.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Guru Paduka Stotram

Guru Paduka Stotram is a very powerful stotram of Sai Baba. Usually Chanted When bowing down & touching His Feet or Samadi.

Guru Paduka Stotram has been put in the Audio, PDF form to enable Sai Devotees to Download the same. here/read & get blessed.



GURU PADUKA STOTRAM

Anantha samsara samudhra thara naukayithabhyam guru bhakthithabhyam,
Vairagya samrajyadha poojanabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukhabyam,

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
Which is a boat, which helps me, cross the endless ocean of life,
Which endows me, with the sense of devotion to my Guru,
And by worship of which, I attain the dominion of renunciation.

Kavithva varasini sagarabhyam, dourbhagya davambudha malikabhyam,
Dhoorikrutha namra vipathithabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukhabyam.

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
Which is the ocean of knowledge, resembling the full moon,
Which is the water, which puts out the fire of misfortunes,
And which removes distresses of those who prostrate before it.

Natha yayo sripatitam samiyu kadachidapyasu daridra varya,
Mookascha vachaspathitham hi thabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukhabyam.

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
Which make those who prostrate before it,
Possessors of great wealth, even if they are very poor,
And which makes even dumb people in to great orators.

Naleeka neekasa pada hrithabhyam, nana vimohadhi nivarikabyam,
Nama janabheeshtathathi pradhabhyam namo nama sri guru padukhabyam.

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
Which attracts us, to lotus like feet of our Guru,
Which cures us, of the unwanted desires,
And which helps fulfill the desires of those who salute.

Nrupali mouleebraja rathna kanthi sariddha raja jjashakanyakabhyam,
Nrupadvadhabhyam nathaloka pankhthe, namo nama sri guru padukhabyam.

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
Which shine like gems on the crown of a king,
Which shine like a maid in the crocodile infested stream,
And which make the devotees attain the status of a king.

Papandhakara arka paramparabhyam, thapathryaheendra khageswarabhyam,
Jadyadhi samsoshana vadaveebhyam namo nama sri guru padukhabyam.

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
Which is like a series of Suns, driving away the dark sins,
Which is like the king of eagles, driving away the cobra of miseries,
And which is like a terrific fire drying away the ocean of ignorance.

Shamadhi shatka pradha vaibhavabhyam, Samadhi dhana vratha deeksithabhyam,
Ramadhavadeegra sthirha bhakthidabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukhabyam.

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
Which endows us, with the glorious six qualities like sham,
Which gives the students, the ability to go in to eternal trance,
And which helps to get perennial devotion to the feet of Vishnu.

Swarchaparana makhileshtathabhyam, swaha sahayaksha durndarabhyam,
Swanthachad bhava pradha poojanabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukhabyam.

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru
Which bestows all desires of the serving disciples,
Who are ever involved in carrying the burden of service
And which helps the aspirants to the state of realization.

Kaamadhi sarpa vraja garudabhyam, viveka vairagya nidhi pradhabhyam,
Bhodha pradhabhyam drutha mokshathabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukhabyam.

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru
Which is the Garuda, which drives away the serpent of passion,
Which provides one, with the treasure of wisdom and renunciation,
Which blesses one, with enlightened knowledge,
And blesses the aspirant with speedy salvation.

Guru guide us all.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Saint of Shirdi by Murugesa Mudaliar - Short Story/Fable



The Saint of Shirdi By Sri Murugesa Mudaliar is a Short Story/Fable About Shirdi Sai Baba Mainly told to Children to Help them Know More about Sai & also to bring the children towards Bhakti Marga.

These Stories were Inspired By His Holiness Sri Swami Keshavaiah ji.
& Published by

SRI SHIRDI SAI BABA MANDIR
SHENOYNAGAR
CHENNAI 600 030

Kindly Make a Small Donation to Sai Baba After Reading this Book.

Om Sai Ram.

Shree Samartha Satcharitra - English PDF


Shree Samartha Satcharitra

Shree Samartha Satcharitra - English PDF has been Recently Added to Our Stable of E Books. Kindly download & Read the Book & Be Blessed. click on the link above to download the PDF.

Om Sai Ram.

BE BLESSED AND BE A BLESSING TO SOMEONE ELSE!

CLEANING HOUSE FOR 2010
Last Week I threw out worrying, it was getting old and in the way.

It kept me from being me; I couldn't do things God's way.

I threw out a book on
MY PAST
(Didn't have time to read it anyway).

Replaced it with
NEW GOALS, started reading it today.

I threw out
hate and bad memories,
(Remember how I treasured them so)?

Got me a
NEW PHILOSOPHY too, threw out the one from long ago.

Brought in some new books too, called I
CAN, I WILL, and I MUST.

Threw out
I might, I think and I ought.
WOW
, you should've seen the dust.

I ran across an
OLD FRIEND, I hadn't talked to in a while.

His name is
GOD the Father, and I really like His style.

He helped me to do some cleaning and added some things
Himself.

Like
PRAYER, HOPE, FAITH and LOVE,
Yes... I placed them right on the shelf.

I picked up this special thing and placed it at the front door.


I FOUND IT
- it's called PEACE. Nothing gets me down anymore.

Yes, I've got my house looking nice.

Looks good around the place.

For things like Worry and Trouble there just isn't any space.

It's good to do a little house cleaning,
Get rid of the things on the shelf.

It sure makes things brighter; maybe you should
TRY IT YOURSELF.
BE BLESSED AND BE A BLESSING TO SOMEONE ELSE!!!!



May the Lord open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing that
you will not have room enough to receive it all.
.

May the Lord bless you exceedingly abundantly above all you could ever
hope for.
BE BLESSED AND BE A BLESSING TO SOMEONE ELSE!!!!
Keep the Faith!!!

Courage

Aum Sairam

When obstacles come in your way, face them with courage. They harden you and make you mentally tough. Suffering and misery are inescapable acts of the Cosmic drama. Sri Sai does not decree these calamities, but man invites them by way of retribution for his evil deeds. This is the corrective punishment meted out by nature, which induces man to give up the wrong path. All this is part of the grand synthesis in which the negatives serve to glorify the positives. Thus, death glorifies immortality, ignorance glorifies wisdom, misery glorifies bliss, night glorifies dawn.

Allah Malik

Denial

Aum Sairam

Life becomes sweeter with a little dose of denial; if you satisfy all your desires, life begins to turn insipid. Deny yourselves many of the things your mind runs after and you will find that you become tough enough to bear both good fortune and bad.

Allah Malik

Devotion

Aum Sairam

When the devotee feels that he is not close to God, the fault lies with the devotee. Repent for the errors that you have committed and resolve never to repeat them. Pray to the Lord to be able to carry out your duties and resolutions and to be able to improve your conduct. Devotion involves complete dedication without even a wisp of ego remaining. Devotion softens the mind and keeps it receptive to higher emotions and purifying impulses.

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Proper Offering to Sri Sai

Aum Sairam

What is the proper offering to Sri Sai?. [Patram, Pushpam, Phalam, Toyam] leaf, flower, fruit and water. What do these signify? Your body is the leaf; your heart is the flower; your mind is the fruit and the tears of bliss is the water to be offered to Sri Sai. Instead of attaching undue importance to this ephemeral body, emphasize on the [Atma tatwa] Atmic principle. The body is to be surrendered unto Sri Sai by undertaking acts of worship and other sacred deeds.

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Action

Aum Sairam

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful, perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.

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Happiness & Peace

Aum Sairam

To get Santosh and Shanti [happiness and peace] you must develop a pure, unsullied mind, devoid of egoism and its brood - lust, greed, envy, anger and hatred. For this, you must seek Satsang [good company], perform Satkarma [good deeds], entertain only Satchintana [good thoughts] and read Satgranthas [ennobling books]. You may see a thousand good things or listen to a thousand good words or read a thousand good books but, unless you put at least one teaching into practice, the blemishes in the mirror of your heart will not be wiped off, and the Lord cannot be reflected therein.

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Sorrow

Aum Sairam

Developing attachment to persons and possessions is the cause of all sorrow. By reducing attachments and developing love for Sri Sai, one can reduce misery and experience more happiness. The more one loves Sri Sai, the more the bliss one experiences. Men are plunged in misery because they hanker after the physical instead of yearning for Sri Sai. If men transform their desire for material objects into the desire for Sadguru 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

Invaluable Things

Aum Sairam

Sri Sai has many invaluable things in His stores. You ask Him for paltry and insignificant things because you do not know what precious gifts He can bestow upon you. There is no dearth of anything in His store. Therefore, you should not ask Sri Sai for anything in specific. When the time is ripe, He will give you what is best for you. Sri Sai knows and acts appropriately, based on the right time, place and situation. That is why you find sometimes that He Himself comes and gives you things unasked. It is therefore very difficult to understand Sri Sai. An ignoramus, who fails to understand this principle, often misinterprets it.

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Eye of Wisdom

Aum Sairam

If you contemplate on Sri Sai with pure and selfless love, you can see Him without fail. Today, many are in the quest of Sri Sai. He is everywhere, but you should have the eyes to see Him. ["Sarvatah Paani Paadam Tat Sarvathokshi Shiromukham, Sarvatah Shruthimalloke Sarvamavruthya Thishthati"] with hands, feet, eyes, heads, mouth and ears pervading everything, He permeates the entire universe. Where is the need to search for Sri Sai, who is everywhere? Today people are trying to see Sri Sai with their [Charma Chakshu ] physical eye. That is why they are unable to see Him. One can see Him only with [Jnana Chakshu] the eye of wisdom.

Allah Malik

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Strive - Yearn - Struggle

Aum Sairam

Strive - that is your duty.
Yearn - that is your task.
Struggle - that is your assignment.

If only you do these, sincerely and steadily, God cannot keep back for long the reward of Realization. The river strives, yearns and struggles to merge with the sea from where it has originated. It has that consummation ever present in its consciousness. It attempts to make itself pure and pellucid so that it may be welcomed back by its source.

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Firm Faith and Pure Love

Aum Sairam

Sri Sai will decide what to give, when to give, and where. Hence, all actions should be dedicated to Sri Sai, and He will decide what the devotee is fit to receive. When everything is left to Sri Sai out of pure love and total faith, Sri Sai will take care of the devotee. People today lack such firm faith. In the path of devotion, many ordeals have to be overcome. Great devotees in the past faced such ordeals with faith and fortitude. Ultimately they secured the grace of the Divine and experienced bliss. For achieving anything in life, two things are essential: firm faith and pure love.

Allah Malik

Peace

Aum Sairam

It is always preferable to approach Sri Sai for the fulfillment of one's wants, rather than cringe before men, who themselves are mere mortals. In His own silent way, Sri Sai will transform the mind and turn it towards spiritual endeavour and ensure a successful spiritual journey. He will not allow His children to lose their way and suffer in the wilderness of the material world. When you approach Sri Sai and seek His help and guidance, you have taken the first step to save yourself. You are then led to accept His will as your own. Thus, you achieve Peace.

Allah Malik

Happiness

Aum Sairam

He is a true devotee who considers Sri Sai's happiness as his own. He always aspires to give happiness to Sri Sai and does not want to cause any inconvenience to Him. Only the one who always gives happiness to Sri Sai is a true devotee. You should never cause inconvenience to Sri Sai in the name of devotion. Consider that Sri Sai's happiness is your happiness and your happiness is Sri Sai's happiness. Imbibe this spirit of oneness. "Sri Sai and I are one." Today most of the devotees are selfish. They have only Swartha Bhakti [devotion intended for selfish gains]. They are concerned with their own happiness and not that of Sri Sai's. You should see to it that your love is always pure. Sri Sai is the embodiment of love. Such divine love is present in all. Share your love with everyone. This is what Sri Sai expects from you.

Allah Malik
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