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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


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


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


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


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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With Sai's Luv & Best Wishes.
Om Sai Ram.

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

Voices : Gayathri Devi, S Saindhavi
Music : Stephen Devassy


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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Om Sai Ram.

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.


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.

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